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(CBS Connecticut)   Nothing says "our hearts go out to you" two weeks after a tragedy more than an old fashioned, feel-good lawsuit for $100 million   (connecticut.cbslocal.com) divider line 112
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2012-12-29 05:19:49 PM
Is there a "Most Disgusting" category for end of year awards?

It may be a late entry, but this would be my nominee.
 
2012-12-29 05:33:49 PM
So the parents are upset that their daughter heard the shootings over the PA system. From that, should I assume that they would rather their daughter's teacher have been unaware of the danger and had his/her whole class including their daughter sitting in their seats waiting for a visit from the bullet fairy?
 
2012-12-29 05:47:28 PM

naugahyde flexport: So the parents are upset that their daughter heard the shootings over the PA system. From that, should I assume that they would rather their daughter's teacher have been unaware of the danger and had his/her whole class including their daughter sitting in their seats waiting for a visit from the bullet fairy?

I like that. We should refer to the shooters as bullet fairy in the news coverage from now on.
 
2012-12-29 05:50:21 PM

finnished: Nice even amount of psychological damages she received.


Like the kid is ever going to see a penny.  The kid will be messed up, drugged up, and stuck with an au pair while everyone else gets a payday: lawyer's fees, a trust fund to manage, parents with "expenses", counselors, preachers who can be "spiritual counselors".

JonnyG: With all the stuff that is freely available on the internet for anyone to view, I would guess that "PTSD" will just be the new norm for upcoming generations. I'm not going to lie; I was probably less affected by this tragedy happening today than I would have been 20 years ago and that makes me a bit sad. Now, I know it's my own fault, but I do credit having watched hundreds of horrible, horrible videos in the last 10 years as the reason it just doesn't hit me the same way. When you see the absolute worst of reality over and over, it kind of becomes routine. I somewhat regret ever having let my curiosity get the better of me.


While true, this affected kids in a grammar school on a normal day.  Young kids who don't have the coping skills to rationalize, some who may not even realize that their chicken fingers came from a once-living animal.  For some, this may be their very first experience of death in their still-new lives.  They didn't have the option to not follow the link or close the browser, they didn't go looking for video brutality, they didn't have 20 years or more of the real world to fall back on.  You're also inured, likely, because it wasn't in your community, in your life.  Even after watching the worst on the web, if you ever witnessed something horrific first-hand, you would be affected.  Maybe not PTSD-level, but it will give you reason to pause.  You're still human, whether you like it or not.  :)
 
2012-12-29 09:10:02 PM
Someone start a class action lawsuit against asshat lawyers on behalf of the people of the USA.
 
2012-12-29 09:32:38 PM

Close2TheEdge: Giltric: Close2TheEdge: Yet another wonderful side benefit that the NRA's hair-brained scheme would create.

There are already k-12 school districts with their own police departments. Having armed guards in schools is not a new idea. Detroit, Baltimore and Philly have had them for decades. There might even be some sort of correlation with high crime areas or places where blah people live....Now I understand that white people would rather have a high property value than protect their own children....cops in schools would make their lily white neighborhoods no different from those on the other side of the tracks....and noone in their right mind wants that.....right?

Except that the NRA wants to do this without police. Instead, you will have an army of George Zimmerman's guarding schools from...something. More police means raising taxes and we suburban white folks don't want that either.

Personally, I think the whole idea of armed guards in schools is moronic, but I'll take that over arming teachers and principals.


They NRA doesn't give a rats ass about getting armed guards into schools. Nor do they think that movies or video games are to blame. The ONLY reason they brought all that crap up was to get everyone to focus on the NRA's stupid ideas and stop talking about the one thing the NRA actually cares about, the prospect of an Assault Weapons Ban. And it worked, because guess what we aren't talking about much anymore?

Think about it for a second... Armed guards in every school would barely have any impact on the NRA's biggest contributors. They would make maybe one or two million dollars more per year in revenue, but that would be it. An Assault Weapons Ban on the other hand would do them a HUGE amount of harm, costing 10's of millions in revenue every year. So which do you think the NRA really cares about?

That being said... What is your proposal that is better if armed guards are moronic and arming teachers and other staff who volunteer is an even worse idea?

Please put your idea in terms of its impact on the actual Sandy Hook situation... So your idea has to be MORE effective than a trained and armed guard or than 3 or 4 staff members who were armed and who went through a few days of training every summer, would likely have been in that situation.
 
2012-12-30 12:01:08 AM

jmr61: snuffy: slimeball looking for a payday


Lawyer doing his/her job. The family are the slimeballs.


The lawyer could've, and should've, said, "Sorry, I don't think you have a case." That's as much a part of their job as actually litigating the case.
 
2012-12-30 01:20:28 AM

Duck_of_Doom: Even after watching the worst on the web, if you ever witnessed something horrific first-hand, you would be affected.  Maybe not PTSD-level, but it will give you reason to pause.  You're still human, whether you like it or not.  :)


This.

Even ignoring the stimuli that are absent when you see a picture or watch a video, there's a world of difference between seeing a mangled corpse and knowing the person they were before they became one. The Internet can prepare you fairly well for the former. The latter, not so much.
 
2012-12-30 04:43:06 AM
Yes, Virgina creatures that live on the blood and suffering of others do exist
No, they're not vampires
They're worse
They're lawyers
 
2012-12-30 08:53:29 AM
I think this lawsuit (while completely insane) is filed against the wrong party. Suing the State makes zero sense - unless telepathy is a recognized condition and they have staff prognosticators that knew this would happen and they didn't disclose in advance.

Shouldn't the girls' parents have filed against the gunman's parents -- in particular the Mom? Shouldn't she (of all people) been able to prevent this?

I still am not 100% sure whether the guns in the house (that were allegedly registered to her) were locked up properly or not. As he was 20, Mom couldn't have enforced him taking any prescribed medication for his condition(s) (?!?! - not sure what he's been diagnosed with or prescribed to take based on the available stories I've read).

Again, this is a terrible lawsuit and my thoughts and support continues to go out to the kids, staff and all those impacted by the tragedy. I don't care whether the lawyer was sought or sought the parents, two wrongs do not make it right!
 
2012-12-30 10:25:30 AM
Mr Pinsky www.isheepthings.com
 
2012-12-30 11:56:21 AM
This is why no matter what we do about the guns, we are still farked as a society. The people making the rules are douchers like this guy
 
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