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Old 08.01.2011, 20:37
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Gabrielle Giffords, US politician, shot in the head

Gabrielle Giffords, a democratic congresswoman from Arizona, was just killed by a point blank shot to the head. Another 6 (possibly 12) people were also killed.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0..._n_806211.html

Gabrielle Giffords was on Sarah Palins's PAC list, marked by gun sights. Very scary.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_511433.html

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Old 08.01.2011, 20:41
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Re: Gabrielle Gifford, AZ politician, has just been killed.

Taken from the Huffington Post

"While there is no hard evidence at this point to suggest that the shooting was politically motivated, Matt Yglesias points out that an anti-Giffords event was held in June with the billing: "Get on Target for Victory in November. Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office. Shoot a fully automatic M16 with Jesse Kelly."
Rep. Giffords was also on Sarah Palin's "target list."
As noted earlier, a gun was dropped at a Giffords event in 2009, and her office was vandalized in March."
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Old 08.01.2011, 20:45
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Re: Gabrielle Gifford, AZ politician, has just been killed.

wow! she was involved with immigration issues in the state that passed a law to check residents' documentations for legality and legitimacy of their status... Must be one of the drug cartels
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Old 08.01.2011, 20:49
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Re: Gabrielle Gifford, AZ politician, has just been killed.

i am much more tempted to put the blame on palin's stupid and harmful tactics and the ridiculous power that it has over right wing wackos than a drug cartel, but i am very curious to have more info on the motive, etc.

a truly sad event regardless of political views, esp sad knowing it was, i believe, her first event since the previous attempt at violence.
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Old 08.01.2011, 20:58
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Re: Gabrielle Gifford, AZ politician, has just been killed.

Reuters no longer reports that shes dead...instead, she's in surgery in a critical condition...
I have no idea how Palin became a so-called politician...she has the charisma of a failed mom and the appearance of a mean, and a conniving evil neighbour -the one we all watch out from.
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Old 08.01.2011, 20:59
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Re: Gabrielle Gifford, AZ politician, has just been killed.

Giffords' is still alive and in surgery. She was shot point blank in the head. There are others from the shooting also in surgery.

There is a man in custody.
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Old 08.01.2011, 21:04
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Re: Gabrielle Gifford, AZ politician, has just been killed.

Politics in the US are taking a violent turn...Let's hope for the best
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Old 08.01.2011, 21:07
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Re: Gabrielle Gifford, AZ politician, has just been killed.

Will this destroy any chance Sarah Palin had for presidency?
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Old 08.01.2011, 21:11
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Re: Gabrielle Gifford, AZ politician, has just been killed.

Let's hope so!
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Re: Gabrielle Gifford, AZ politician, has just been killed.

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Will this destroy any chance Sarah Palin had for presidency?
She never had a chance!!
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Old 08.01.2011, 21:30
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Re: Gabrielle Gifford, AZ politician, has just been killed.

People are posting angry comments like crazy on Sarah Palin's facebook account. These comments are continuously being deleted but posters just keep on posting and posting.
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Old 08.01.2011, 21:33
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Re: Gabrielle Gifford, AZ politician, has just been killed.

Sarah Palin has just taken down her PAC Target List from her website but here's another shot of it:

http://twitpic.com/3o7pgo
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Old 08.01.2011, 21:49
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Re: Gabrielle Giffords, AZ politician, has just been killed

So, just to take all subtlety out of this thread, are you (any of you) proposing that because Sarah Palin used crosshairs to indicate which political races she wanted to win (i.e. "target"), she has therefore incited this nut to violence?

I just want to be clear on this before I decide whether to laugh or.... well, laugh.
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Old 08.01.2011, 21:52
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Re: Gabrielle Giffords, AZ politician, has just been killed

Indirectly, yes.
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Re: Gabrielle Gifford, AZ politician, has just been killed.

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Sarah Palin has just taken down her PAC Target List from her website but here's another shot of it:

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Apparently it no longer exists!
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Re: Gabrielle Giffords, AZ politician, has just been killed

I guess the crime's motive could to be:
- Increased federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research
- Pro-choice, with a 100% rating from NARAL
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Re: Gabrielle Giffords, AZ politician, has just been killed

Sarah Palin's lists are being deleted throughout the internet. Here is, again, what the target list looked like:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_511433.html
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Re: Gabrielle Giffords, AZ politician, has just been killed

A public statement from the doctor.

10 patients in the hospital. One of those have died. Five are in critical condition. The rest are in stable condition.

Giffords' condition is critical but her survival looks promising.

It's a sad day for US politics.
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Re: Gabrielle Giffords, AZ politician, has just been killed

One child died from the shots. All my prayers are with the family.
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