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Old 02.12.2015, 21:09
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San Bernadino, CA. East of LA.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department tweeted that there was an "active shooter in the area of Orange Show Rd/Waterman Ave near Park center says CNN.

This follows yesterday's news that more Americans have died after being killed by the police than all the so called "terrorists" and other terror acts added together since 9/11.
Anybody want to discuss *moderate policemen"?
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Old 02.12.2015, 21:44
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Anybody want to discuss *moderate policemen"?
In a country where everyone and his mother can be in possession of serious hardware, it should not be surprising that the police use deadly force more ofthen than in other countries. And it will continue to be so unless there is a dramatic reduction in the availability of fire arms.
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Old 02.12.2015, 21:57
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Mass shooting reported in San Bernadino, California. Probably more than 20 casualties according to county sheriff.
Perhaps more civilians should carry guns. Perhaps gun control should be loosened.
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Old 02.12.2015, 22:16
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

After last week's "enough is enough" speech, we'll probably get this time an "enough is enough is enough" speech.
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Old 02.12.2015, 22:45
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Anybody want to discuss *moderate policemen"?
I consider myself moderately law abiding.

The Billag man doesn't seem to understand the concept.
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Old 02.12.2015, 22:54
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After last week's "enough is enough" speech, we'll probably get this time an "enough is enough is enough" speech.
Lol! Or another "I'm sick and tired to hear about another ... , I'm sick and tired to hear about another ... , I'm sick and tired to hear about another ..." Paraphrase it "it's about time we do something about it, it's about time we do something about it, ... ". Populists and lobbyists will be all ears ... Again and again and again

Looks like the US becomes a cowboy gun-law country devoid of reality nationwide

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Old 03.12.2015, 00:11
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I have seen what happening in San Bernardino on the written lines ,wile watching my favored movie, "Toy Story" , could not be bothered turning to the news channel . If I would turn the channel every time there is a mass shooting I never would see a movie from the beginning to the end


If the play the movie "Gone with the wind " they better have a 3 hr. intermission
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Old 03.12.2015, 08:39
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

It was announced the perpetrators, a man and woman, have been killed in a gun battle.

The man worked at the clinic but left work early after a meeting and then returned later with his partner and weapons.
Motive is not yet known!
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Old 03.12.2015, 09:41
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An American tabloid advocates for gun control:

https://mobile.twitter.com/NYDailyNe...34341800521728
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Old 03.12.2015, 09:41
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Perhaps more civilians should carry guns. Perhaps gun control should be loosened.
Guns don't kill people.

Americans do.
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Old 03.12.2015, 10:19
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It was announced the perpetrators, a man and woman, have been killed in a gun battle.

The man worked at the clinic but left work early after a meeting and then returned later with his partner and weapons.
Motive is not yet known!
I wonder what religion they were - obviously not Muslims.
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Old 03.12.2015, 10:23
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I wonder what religion they were - obviously not Muslims.
why is that so obvious?
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Old 03.12.2015, 10:32
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

Because the GVT and Press would be talking about an Islamist attack, perhaps even a terrorist one, of course. We all know that Caucasian white Christians who commit these mass shootings are crazy- and brown or black Muslims who do are Islamic terrorists, no?
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Old 03.12.2015, 10:40
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I wonder what religion they were - obviously not Muslims.
Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik die in shootout with 20 police after car chase
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Old 03.12.2015, 10:45
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The man worked at the clinic but left work early after a meeting and then returned later with his partner and weapons.
We've all had meetings like that. Bullshit bingo will only take you so far.
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Old 03.12.2015, 10:50
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I wonder what religion they were - obviously not Muslims.
wait wait.....as the story is unfolding. He went to Saudi Arabia spent 1 month and came back married. Decided to grow a beard and became a devout muslim (all FoxNews style).
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I love when the gun lobby cites the constitution.... It's an amendment anyway. Just re-amend it!
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I'm deeply ashamed of my country and I sincerely hope that they will tighten the gun laws sometime soon. As most have stated, though, we'll probably just get a lot of "prayers" and "enough is enough". The NRA lobby is just too strong and most gun-slinging Americans too naive to recognise there is a problem until one of their own dies due to gun violence.
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Old 03.12.2015, 11:22
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Is it a "USA gun problem"?....or is it a "Islamic extremist problem"?....so hard to keep count these days....
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“I haven’t heard anything,” the elder Syed Farook told The News before his son’s name became public. “He was very religious. He would go to work, come back, go to pray, come back. He’s Muslim.”
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I'm deeply ashamed of my country and I sincerely hope that they will tighten the gun laws sometime soon. As most have stated, though, we'll probably just get a lot of "prayers" and "enough is enough". The NRA lobby is just too strong and most gun-slinging Americans too naive to recognise there is a problem until one of their own dies due to gun violence.
Out of interest, are there any main media publicised cases were a strong proponent of guns or a member of the NRA has experienced a close family being killed by guns and has gone on to denounce the laissez-faire attitude to guns?
Or, has it just made their conviction stronger?
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