david_gaithersburg: I've said before that you so-called-progressives were balls to the wall bat shiat crazy, but now you've managed to turn it up to eleven.
DrPainMD: FTA: "Attorney Robin Ficker says Mount Carmel Area School District officials labeled the girl a "terrorist threat" for the bubble gun remark, made Jan. 10 as both girls waited for a school bus."Ya know, if I got called to jury duty, and the case involved somebody killing this lawyer or the school administrator who made the suspension decision, I would have to vote not guilty. The planet would be so much better without those people.
spentmiles: Times are certainly changing. A generation ago, bullied five year old's would've had to swallow their emotions, leading to farked up and frustrated lives. Nowadays, with our twenty-four hour coverage of mass shootings, we've given these kids role models and infomercials on how to execute crowds of people. I'd say that guns are probably harder to get a hold of now than they were twenty, thirty years ago due to the gun safety campaigns. It's the understanding that these things can be done that's made the difference.The news coverage of these things has had a porn-effect on society. Remember when you were a kid and could jerk off to some scrap of magazine you randomly found on the side of the road, probably thrown out by some trucker? Then one day you get a hold of a full magazine and think you've made it. Next, it's a worn out VHS porno from your dad's stint in the Navy with poor tracking. Then it's a live sex show in Amsterdam. With the internet, you can now progress much faster through the perversion process. Bottom line - you can't go back and be satisfied with that roadside scrap of paper.It's the same thing with murder and the media. It used to be that a fist fight would make the news. I remember when a single shooting would make the paper, the television, and the radio. The media wore it out though, especially as we transitioned from network to cable news. A single shooting just doesn't have any entertainment value to the public anymore, unless it's someone noteworthy. Small scale shootings don't get airtime. Mass killings, especially the "this can happen to you at any time or place variety", are now the only things interesting enough to raise our interest sensors. Anything less is just noise.The problem with this is that we'll never be able to go back to being satisfied with a stabbing, a single, shooting, a small act of violence. And what's worse is that the mass killings are going to wear off eventually too. We'll need something even more shocking to ge ...
spentmiles: Society is suicidal and it knows it. That's why it reacts so strongly with fear and over-compensation when a little girl brings a bubble gun to school and threatens a classmate. Society knows, deep down inside, that the world is pointless and absurd and there's no value to life other than being alive. It wants to kill itself, though it's young enough in its lifespan that this thought still scares it.
Madman drummers bummers: What's the problem here? If everyone had soap-bubble guns, the school would be a safer place.
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