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What the feakin' hell is this world coming to?

This time at a Connecticut junior school ....:mad:

CNN seams to be all over it as usual. They love this stuff.

C.
 
I know. It's such a shame and so shameful the way it's covered. I just son't understands why this sort of thing happens in the first place. So tragic.

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The news people, in the name of news of course, publicize this stuff to no end. Then every nut bar around gets the idea that he can get publicity pulling the same stunt and it goes on and on. The news people have no morals what so ever. It's not about news, it's about making money. It just turns some of us off. I seldom watch the news any more as it is the same crap day in and day out. We need more of this. Good News Network
 
My heart bleeds for the parents and families .

Absolutely, Elf -- our hearts go out to them big time.........May God bless them all.

I just can't get my head around what would go thru some idiot's mind to make him go into a junior school and shoot up a bunch of babies.... This is unfreakinbelievable......:mad:
 
violence is ingrained in the american culture. essentially the country was founded on it , and entrenches it in their constitution. they experienced one of the bloodiest civil wars in history and assasinate their leaders. the media provide non-stop coverage of the most tragic and gruesome events imaginable under the guise of constitutionaly protected freedoms. the amerian public have become so de-sensitized to events like this that they demand this style of coverage from the media. keith tedford recently started a thread on home security. there was a very similar thread on a U.S. site that quickly degenerated into what to do to a burglar and who has the most firepower. keith's thread has pleasant pictures of beloved pets. do i dislike americans, or is this yankee bashing ? no, i think generally americans are good , decent folks but with a problem that needs to be addressed. :canada: doug.
 
violence is ingrained in the american culture. essentially the country was founded on it , and entrenches it in their constitution. they experienced one of the bloodiest civil wars in history and assasinate their leaders. the media provide non-stop coverage of the most tragic and gruesome events imaginable under the guise of constitutionaly protected freedoms. the amerian public have become so de-sensitized to events like this that they demand this style of coverage from the media. keith tedford recently started a thread on home security. there was a very similar thread on a U.S. site that quickly degenerated into what to do to a burglar and who has the most firepower. keith's thread has pleasant pictures of beloved pets. do i dislike americans, or is this yankee bashing ? no, i think generally americans are good , decent folks but with a problem that needs to be addressed. :canada: doug.

Absolutely, dead on accurate, Doug. I have a great many American friends who are horrified.....but they're horrified every time something like this happens. They need to stop being horrified and join the gathering voices who demand that something be done to stop the carnage.

I tell my wife and son, every day, how lucky we are to live in Canada. In spite of its faults....as angry as I get about governments at all levels, and the obvious political corruption that is slowly being revealed at all government levels........I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. I'm happy with the restriction on handguns. I don't want to stand in line at Canadian Tire beside some yahoo with a 45 on his hip, with a backup strapped to his ankle.

And, we've gotta turn off the crazy American TV crime dramas full of their gratuitous violence, especially if there are kids/teens in the house. Now that these shows are so graphic, I'm sure they use a hose and buckets to mop up the fake blood they splatter all over the set. Jesus!

I thank my parents I was born here. And, I thank my ancestors who chose loyalty to the Crown and left New York in 1779 to help settle the Hamilton area, for making that choice. I was born near Hamilton, but had no idea just how lucky I was until I grew older and witnessed the growing slaughter in our good neighbour to the south.

Will they make a change now? I doubt it. But I sure hope they do. They're good people who've gone astray. Sadly, however, we'll be having a similar conversation sometime down the road when it all happens again. :(

:canada::canada::canada::canada::canada:
 
Well said boys. I love Americans. I'm appalled at their gun culture. Many feel it protects them agianst a tyranical government and it's their duty to arm themselves to the teeth. Whatever. I'll take my chances here in Canada. :canada:
 
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The news people, in the name of news of course, publicize this stuff to no end. Then every nut bar around gets the idea that he can get publicity pulling the same stunt and it goes on and on. The news people have no morals what so ever. It's not about news, it's about making money. It just turns some of us off. I seldom watch the news any more as it is the same crap day in and day out. We need more of this. Good News Network

My heart bleeds for the parents and families .

I have to totally agree with this one. Depressed kids in school who are bullied and feel hopeless figure shooting up a school will 1) Make them pay for being so mean, and 2) now people will know who they are making them think they will be important.

If the media refused to sensationalize this and no word or picture was breathed as to who the shooter was, this would help reduce the number of these instances and probably stop all the instances like the one we saw when that guy shot up the movie theater.

I feel really bad for the families involved or affected by this.
 
Unreal!!, was watching this yesterday. What the hell is wrong with people! Little innocent kids :(
 
I too have a lot of friends south of the border but I must say I have no ambition to go there any more. Society and thinking has so degenerated, it's just not attractive to me any more.
Like many here I'm so grateful to be here and not there and equally grateful that previous generations made the decisions they did. I could have just as easily been there living in that mess.:rolleyes: (and probably armed to the teeth).

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Well said boys. I love Americans. I'm appalled at their gun culture. Many feel it protects them agianst a tyranical government and it's their duty to arm themselves to the teeth. Whatever. I'll take my chances here in Canada. :canada:

So, how are some Americans reacting to the horrible news?

QUOTE:
"I was just wondering if anybody here made impulse buys in fear of the situation with the school shooting yesterday.

In light of yesterday's events, I went and bought some ammo last night. As expected, the first store I went to (an Academy Sports) was completely sold out of .223 / 5.56. I got lucky at the second place I stopped (an Academy Sports) in the next town over, and got some there from the little remaining supply.

Just to note..the amount of people at the gun counters and ammo shelves was staggering. This country really is scared the .gov is going to try to take our stuff."


Great reaction to a mass murder scene involving children. Line up for more ammo. Guess you can never have enough ammo.

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It appears to me that their health care system is totally out of control. Almost any kind of illness down there and you could run up a $100K bill. You can't afford health insurance and you can't afford not to have it. Talk to nurses and the like about the wages and benefits they get by going south of the border to work. Of course, liability insurance for doctors down there drives the costs out of sight. Everyone wants to sue, sue, sue then wonders why everything is so expensive. The fast lawsuit buck seems to be on a lot of people's minds down there. We're just a few years behind, but it is coming. Up here we just have an inefficient government run health care system which probably isn't quite as bad, but not good. The true costs are buried in our taxes.
 
I have to come out of the closet on this one .I come from Northern Maine ,raised by wet-back Canadians (great people) .Married in Canada ,joint venture business with Canadians .If I had been legally adopted I could have duel citizenship .

There isn't one post here I can disagree with .I'd like to add a few things from my view and observation .

Prayer was taken out of the class room .
Pledge of allegiance was removed in most schools
Parents expect the teacher to raise but not discipline the child .
There is no discipline at home or school
The parents are on drugs (great roll models)
Any problem is someone else s
Single parent homes

The list can go on for a Canadian kilometer

Some of the issues can be found on both sides of the boarder but things are getting a little nuts over here and are going to get far worse in the future .
Prior to 1965 there was only one know school shooting and that was in 1927 .1965 was about when the above list started to come into effect .

The US was #1 on the freedom index and depending on how you read the statistics the county places somewhere between 8th and 18th .While Canada has steadily move up into the top ten .

If ya only had a warm spot I'd apply for political amnesty

God bless Canada

Oh ,I have to add that for our 46th wedding anniversary my wife wanted to go to Bethlehem Pennsylvania .We drove though Newtown Connecticut the day of the shooting about four hour prior to the shooting .We had debated rather to stop at Cracker Barrel for breakfast but didn't stop .I think that it hit my wife and I particularly hard ,my wife was a teacher for that age group .
 
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elf, i have the greatest empathy for folks like you and your wife. it must be difficult indeed for the average person to to see these tragedies escalating so. we canadians should not allow ourselves to become smug and need to remain vigilant. doug.

Well said Doug. If it could happen in Scotland so many years ago, it could happen anywhere. And it has happened here (Montreal). My heart goes out to the families and the community. There are so many people living on the fringe of society that need help but never get any. Most take only their own life; some do far worse. We recently had a middle age man at work take his own life; completely shocked everyone who knew him. You say we need to be vigilant Doug; vigilant to help others I say. But it's so hard when life is so busy and one is tired at the end of the day. People need each other more than ever but many are very alone surrounded by strangers. I count my blessings everyday.
 
elf, i have the greatest empathy for folks like you and your wife. it must be difficult indeed for the average person to to see these tragedies escalating so. we canadians should not allow ourselves to become smug and need to remain vigilant. doug.

Well said, Doug.

Elf. Stiff upper lip, and well said.

Dare we hope....could it be possible....that the mood is beginning to swing in America? Slowly...an inch at a time? I just watched a Newtowner look into the camera and say, "Do you love your children more than your guns?". The President said it well too. He is maturing before our very eyes.

I have a good friend who lives but six miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. She's unable to talk about it. The phone call is painful. She moved from Toronto to Newtown eight years ago, and she's devastated.

Like the President said tonight, "We're better than this".

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