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  •  I'm doing a search (2+ / 0-)
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    and I'm not coming up with much in the way of mass killings around this time, none by a perp of that name.

    March 13, 1996 was the Dunblane school killing - but that took place in Scotland, the killer was Thomas Hamilton.

    Sounds like  a hoax.

    Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

    by Betty Pinson on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 09:33:23 AM PST

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    •  i apologize (1+ / 0-)
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      it was fiction and i foolishly assumed it would be taken as such- mother's perspective and i am a guy.
      so sorry
      happy new year
      m

      •  No problem (0+ / 0-)

        Its a great story, well written.

        Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

        by Betty Pinson on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:23:40 AM PST

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        •  thanks (0+ / 0-)

          i hammered it all out this morning in a starbucks-
          boy am i getting slammed-- oh well
          if it leads to proactive discussion
          happy new year

          •  That's ok (0+ / 0-)

            The discussion part, I mean.  I don't want you to get slammed.  That can be fairly unpleasant here.

            People's nerves are on edge right now. Between the mass killings, the fiscal bluff mess, and the ongoing crappy economy, everyone is touchy.

            Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

            by Betty Pinson on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:48:56 AM PST

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            •  thanks (0+ / 0-)

              and you're point on- everyone's on edge- and extremely fatigued with the House. ..me included- i have to write politics- when i'm not doing crazy story stuff.- so i'm not enjoying the beltway stuff at all
              happy new year-
              m

              •  Same to you (0+ / 0-)

                Keep up the good work!

                Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

                by Betty Pinson on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 12:18:23 PM PST

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              •  Don't let the "everyone's on edge" excuse ... (0+ / 0-)

                mislead you into believing the legitimate criticisms were unfounded.  

                "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

                by Neuroptimalian on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 09:52:12 PM PST

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        •  Well written? (1+ / 0-)
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          For a collection of poorly tossed together cliches that would make a dime-store novel look like Shakespeare. This is tripe designed to tug at heart strings and do exactly NOTHING to solve the problem of mass shootings. When called out the author thinks adding more buzzwords and tropes to the story will make it better. Notice the guns themselves are barely an after thought in the scenario. If you want to end mass shootings you need to do something about the guns. But of course dealing with mass shootings only solves less than 1% of gun deaths in this country. Dealing with the remaining 99% is going to take a lot more work than hackneyed stories designed to make mothers worry about their son not being 'manly' enough, not going to church, or playing WoW.

          What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

          by ontheleftcoast on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:57:26 AM PST

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          •  yea well... (0+ / 0-)

            i did buy macbeth cliff notes in a woolworths once. i  did propose my thoughts on solving the problem in my previous diary... and it wasn't a 'story.'
            happy new year
            m

            •  Do you believe your previous posting anymore (2+ / 0-)
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              than this one? Because this is pretty much the exact opposite. Going after the money of the gun industry is a great suggestion. Not yours, mind you, but worth further exploration. But this? This is nearly everything WRONG with the gun debate in this country (CC help me I almost wrote guntry). You do harm to solving the problem with efforts like this piece. If you have an ounce, even a gram, of concern for ending the problem of gun violence this 'fiction' isn't helping.

              What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

              by ontheleftcoast on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 11:16:06 AM PST

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              •  thanks (0+ / 0-)

                yes- i very much hold fast to my belief that we should let 'big money' fight it out if we dangle the right carrots- and enjoyed expounding in that direction.

                this piece was spewed out in a starbucks this morning in less than 3 hours- i was attempting (and perhaps failing) to bring the issue down to base level regarding (perhaps melodramatically)- how it would affect a parent- how it would have affected me.

                i am tremendously anti gun- and can only point out that the availability of the uncle's guns and the participation in weekend gun culture were/are at the core of the subsequent massacre.

                thanks for the comment and the scathing critique
                boy did i get slammed-

                oh- i did add an update a few minutes ago-
                gee- better take a break.
                happy new year
                m

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