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2009-11-05 04:40:59 PM
Ghoulthulhu: Fort Knox is in Tennessee.

Its actually in Kentucky.


Those are two different places?
 
2009-11-05 04:41:12 PM
I heard the shooter was a young child in an experimental balloon
 
2009-11-05 04:41:16 PM
gorgor: Ras-Algethi: gorgor: Ras-Algethi: Oh, I love you gorgor. Let me bear your love child.

Ewwwww, babby's are gross!

So, I guess sex is out of the question then?

Never question sex.


Just make sure you have a coat hanger afterwards.

/So going to hell.
 
2009-11-05 04:41:19 PM
I know this is in bad taste but... this sounds like it would make a good NCSI episode.
 
2009-11-05 04:41:33 PM
how much is the betting line on the shooters being white supremacists? "we don't take orders from negro commander and chiefs around here."
 
2009-11-05 04:41:44 PM
zootsuit: Nogale: If it's true that shots were fired at a soldier's home, I'm disinclined to believe it's terrorism.

Who can say? Whoever did the shooting probably knows there's no way he's making it off the base and is now just trying to take as many people with him as he can


Right. So the way to do that would be to fire at someplace that had as many people in it as possible, not the living quarters of a soldier who's probably not even home - it's midafternoon there, right? (I'm at GMT +2)
 
2009-11-05 04:41:45 PM
CitizenTed:

Like I said, American broadcast journalism is lame.

/two can play at being a contrarian douchebag, you know.


Oh the irony
 
2009-11-05 04:42:01 PM
I just heard that all the Jewish soldiers were told not to go to the base today.
 
2009-11-05 04:42:07 PM
jbuist: Nogale: If it's true that shots were fired at a soldier's home, I'm disinclined to believe it's terrorism.

Same here.


That's really funny, considering that it's terrorism against civilians but not against the military. I don't concur with the assessment. That doesn't mean you can't be right, but this is not an unthought-of scenario for terrorism.
 
2009-11-05 04:42:12 PM
Man, Hannity really, really wants to believe it's the Muzzies.

He's spending all his time trying to deconstruct the FBIs statement that terrorism isn't involved.
 
2009-11-05 04:42:16 PM
Vodka Zombie: Fox News is reporting that last night was Meatloaf and Salisbury Steak night on base.

Better than liver or fish.

/I've eaten a river of liver and an ocean of fish!
 
2009-11-05 04:42:17 PM
CitizenTed: Go live in the UK, watch the BBC news on TV, then come back home and watch CNN or Fox. It's like day and night. It's not even a contest. American broadcast news is pathetic.

Yeah, the BBC is awesome. I like when their anchors are having a conversation with their "financial reporters" and can't figure out the difference between quarterly and annualized GDP change. But I'm sure I just always happen to tune in at exactly at the rare times they get something laughably and demonstrably wrong.
 
2009-11-05 04:42:20 PM
i20.photobucket.com

Where the hell is General Ripper when you need him?
 
2009-11-05 04:42:31 PM
MorePeasPlease: Don't forget you have the option to shirt it up top.

That's one of the more disgusting comments that's made it into this thread, and that's saying something.
 
2009-11-05 04:42:51 PM
muck4doo: I just heard that all the Jewish soldiers were told not to go to the base today.

Oooooooooooh. Well played.
 
2009-11-05 04:42:53 PM
killed dead (new window)
 
2009-11-05 04:43:04 PM
ranak: EdNortonsTwin: x1 shooter = deranged soldier or wash-out.

x2 or more - muslim extremists. Terrorist (domestic or foreign, take your pick)

/Two cents, I has um.

Inspiring terror through violence is not limited to Muslims.


Timothy McVeigh was a terrorist, yet some Libertarians see him as a hero.
 
2009-11-05 04:43:06 PM
demonfaerie: Wow that is good, that in your town it does that. Does the ad say where it comes from like the military itself or some third party for the military or a party wanting to help this since the military doesn't do enough. I get really mixed messages on what is being done by who and all that jazz.

I'll have to check and get back to you - it could be the VA, I'm not sure (there's a VA hospital in the next town over). But it could also be local mental health, there are other posters with similar messages about how if you're overwhelmed with your kids or having other family issues, you can drop your kids here for a while and call this number, etc. Also don't let anyone shake your baby EVAR, etc.

Either way I agree it's an issue that takes cultural changes to solve. People don't like to admit weakness, when often admitting it is the first step to fixing it while things are still fixable. But if people fear (rightly OR not) that it will mess up their career path, they're afraid to.
 
2009-11-05 04:43:07 PM
Its gotta be Al Qaida.
-Dick Cheney
 
2009-11-05 04:43:08 PM
www.gearfuse.com

/just got 6 starts
//feds are closin in
///looking for the tank
 
2009-11-05 04:43:08 PM
Ghoulthulhu: GoodasGold: DarthBrooks: Suspect wearing officer's uniform:

Fort Knox is in Tennessee.

Its actually in Kentucky.


jamesbond007.net
 
2009-11-05 04:43:13 PM
Bass O Matic: For Fark's sake, please stop with all this "PTSD!, The war is going bad!, Terrorists!, re-deployers!, Obama's fault!" crap. You don't know jack shiat at this point.

Okay! Okay! just don't go all bad war terrorist redeployer PTSD on us...
 
2009-11-05 04:43:24 PM
schattenteufel: Sefton: schattenteufel: Live by the sword...

So you're going to die by the stupid?


Are you threatening me?


Why? Do you feel threatened? I was just pointing out you're a dumbass.
 
2009-11-05 04:43:25 PM
muck4doo: I just heard that all the Jewish soldiers were told not to go to the base today.

I heard that the shooters were using super thermite.
 
2009-11-05 04:43:28 PM
Direct from AP wires, elven minutes ago:

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A Fort Hood spokeswoman says one shooter is in custody after a mass shooting on the Texas Army base. Army officials say at least seven people are dead and 20 wounded.
Fort Hood spokeswoman Sgt. Rebekah Lampan says authorities believe at least two gunmen were involved in the attack on Thursday.
She says it is not known whether the shooters were soldiers or civilians.
Lt. Col. Nathan Banks, an Army spokesman in Washington, says there was a pair of shootings at the base.
Banks says the first shooting was at 1:30 p.m. and at personnel and medical processing office. He says the second incident took place at a theater on the base.
 
paj
2009-11-05 04:43:29 PM
NBC DFW stream: Link (new window) Unconfirmed reports of shots at Liberty Village and Kuma (sp?) Village. News conference to come very shortly.
 
2009-11-05 04:43:38 PM
RT @RR_LiveAudio Live Police Audio on RadioReference.com from Fort Hood Mass Shooting, Listen live at http://bit.ly/35Mk8i
 
2009-11-05 04:43:44 PM
vygramul: WalMartian: Unfortunately, Hood is one of the easier ones to get onto.

Unless this was a shooting perpetrated by solders or former soldiers (would that make them disgruntled?) I would have surmised as much. Otherwise, we'd be hearing how a bunch of civilian gate guards were killed. (That, too, depends on the base. Lots of the smaller bases use rent-a-cops for gate guards.)


I have a hunch nobody from the outside was responsible for this.
 
2009-11-05 04:43:49 PM
alywa: So, who wants to guess what the top motive speculations will be? I'm not touching it.

for the lulz, of course
 
2009-11-05 04:43:52 PM
muck4doo: I just heard that all the Jewish soldiers were told not to go to the base today.

+1
 
2009-11-05 04:44:02 PM
jst3p: It is why you cut it out the first time you quoted her dumbass.

No, I didn't cut it out in the first quote. It wasn't in the first quote. The first quote (in my post) in its entirety:

jbuist: Marla Singer's Laundry: If this wasn't a God-hating gun-free zone, this wouldn't have happened!

You don't have the foggiest clue with gun rules are on base, do you?

It's a joke. Didn't think anyone in here was dumb enough to miss it, especially the part where I said it was a joke.

But, enlighten us, Internet Twaddle-Pump. No, not now...go put on your Desert Storm-era camos before you start typing.

Christ.



and the second quote (in my post) in its entirety:

If this wasn't a God-hating gun-free zone, this wouldn't have happened!


(how was that?)


Now fark off, dumbass.
 
2009-11-05 04:44:02 PM
Animation: Damn. One of my best buddies is stationed at Ft Hoot, he is a high ranking medical guy who deals with the traumatic stress guys, and he is there every day in his medical role. I'm worried for him.

I hope this is over soon. If it's lasted as long as this thread, it's already a very long shootout.

My best to your bud.
 
2009-11-05 04:44:11 PM
GoodasGold: DarthBrooks: Suspect wearing officer's uniform:

Fort Knox is in Tennessee.


No, it's in Kentucky. You must be thinking of the Sun Sphere, which is in Knoxville. (there really is one)
 
2009-11-05 04:44:16 PM
flamingboard: how much is the betting line on the shooters being white supremacists? "we don't take orders from negro commander and chiefs around here."

Is Obama really 'negro' ? I had no idea...
 
2009-11-05 04:44:26 PM
FWIW I have driven on to 29 Palms many times to visit family, and the only thing I had to do was stop at a checkpoint at the gate.
 
2009-11-05 04:44:43 PM
Latinwolf: Timothy McVeigh was a terrorist, yet some Libertarians see him as a hero.

img10.imageshack.us
 
2009-11-05 04:44:45 PM
The third shooter is reported to be holed up in a building vowing not to relinquish his precious bodily fluids.

farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2009-11-05 04:44:52 PM
DustBunny: For all the people wailing on Marla_Singers_Laundry's post re the armed people, i think it still rasises a valid question.

After Virginia Tech, everyone was saying how they should let college student walk around packing conceled heat...why the hell would you want to let COLLEGE kids carry when apparently you don't even trust the ARMY to carry on their own base???


I went to Virginia Tech from 1996-2001. I carried a concealed pistol, legally, on campus from 1999 on. Never shot anyone. Or was shot at. Or had any other student or prof even aware I was doing so.

(note: the VT pres didn't make his non-legal gun ban until 2003)
 
2009-11-05 04:44:57 PM
Nine dead now.

Oh man.
 
2009-11-05 04:44:58 PM
My guess: someone didn't like that the Conservative Party didn't win NY-23 and decided to follow some Palin advice and shoot up all the RINOs. And just decided that V for Vendetta was all about Obama as well, so November 5th was as good a day as any...especially when you don't have a black guy as president.

Let's face it, if any political side is responsible, it's the ones who are crying about 'socialism' and how the black president is going to take away their 'rights' to harass everybody who doesn't fit their narrow version of normal. The same people who carried guns to Town Hall meetings.

That said, I never knew that Fort Hood had rent-a-cops, much less this was SOP for other army bases. What a world.
 
2009-11-05 04:45:03 PM
OK, I'm betting on a bizarre love/sex scandal with a healthy dose of mental illness thrown in.
 
2009-11-05 04:45:11 PM
Contrabulous Flabtraption: GoodasGold: DarthBrooks: Suspect wearing officer's uniform:

Fort Knox is in Tennessee.

No, it's in Kentucky. You must be thinking of the Sun Sphere, which is in Knoxville. (there really is one)


It's in Guardia, not Knoxville.
 
2009-11-05 04:45:13 PM
Whoever the male reporter is on the live feed from MSNBC.com - he is a douchebag...he has asked one of the reporters on site five times if she will be over at the press conference, can she get the feed, an she take a mic over there, can she get to the conference...

KCEN news...

DUDE - SHUT THE HELL UP!! STOP TRYING TO MAKE YOURSELF LOOK LIKE THE EXPERT!!

/overzealous reporter is overzealous...
//ambulance chaser of the reporters...
 
2009-11-05 04:45:18 PM
flamingboard: how much is the betting line on the shooters being white supremacists? "we don't take orders from negro commander and chiefs around here."

You're probably right.
 
2009-11-05 04:45:18 PM
Top of the google news feed says the death count is up to 9. Was this confirmed?
 
2009-11-05 04:45:19 PM
Brujo: Tea_tempest_Cup:
MorganGuard: Don't appreciate submitter's attempt at humor ... armed forces members likely the victims. There's no humor in their loss whether it involves domestic fatalities or overseas.

Welcome to Fark, go cry some more.

Translation: "I'm proud to be a douchebag."


The mods greenlit the headline - use Farkback & tell them they're douchebags.
 
2009-11-05 04:45:29 PM
Skleenar: Spoonfed'sBuddy: Wrong question. The one we need to ask is:

Why aren't our troops, trained and trusted on the battlefield, allowed to carry on base?

Because people expect to get shot on the battlefield?


Evidently not the case. Bad things happen to good people in all kinds of places.
 
2009-11-05 04:45:33 PM
GoodasGold: Sgt Otter: GoodasGold: DarthBrooks: Suspect wearing officer's uniform:

Fort Knox is in Tennessee.

FAIL.

What's the difference?


In Kentucky, they fark their YOUNGER sisters.
 
2009-11-05 04:45:33 PM
demonfaerie: gorgor: Ras-Algethi: gorgor: Ras-Algethi: Oh, I love you gorgor. Let me bear your love child.

Ewwwww, babby's are gross!

So, I guess sex is out of the question then?

Never question sex.

Just make sure you have a coat hanger afterwards.

/So going to hell.


All I have are those round plastic ones. I have a bunch of paperclips, though.
 
2009-11-05 04:45:33 PM
fireclown: As always, I blame gangster rap, heavy metal music, and violent video games.

Like this game? (new window)
 
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