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(The Atlantic Wire)   "The next mass shooting will take place on Feb. 12, 2014, in Spokane, Washington, by an emotionally disturbed, 38-year-old white man who will kill 7 people and wound 6 where he used to work using a semi-auto handgun he purchased legally in-state"   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 208
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2013-09-17 08:30:03 PM
Fail. You're not going to have to wait that long
 
2013-09-17 08:36:06 PM
Well, if you lived in Spokane, what else is there to do?   At least on the other side of the mountains, you can write software to make far more people suffer?
 
2013-09-17 09:13:52 PM
That whole week isn't going to work for me, I have a circumcision thread and an abortion thread going on and I'm expecting a sudden death in the family. Can we either push it back a week or move it up a few days?
 
2013-09-17 09:16:35 PM

Barfmaker: That whole week isn't going to work for me, I have a circumcision thread and an abortion thread going on and I'm expecting a sudden death in the family. Can we either push it back a week or move it up a few days?


Why be so passive? Take matters into your own hands.
 
2013-09-17 09:29:08 PM
So are we starting a pool or...?
 
2013-09-17 09:30:39 PM

And that whiter man will hate these cans!


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2013-09-17 09:33:21 PM
You'd only be able to predict something like that if you were the shooter or you had information about the government's conspiracy to fan the flames of anti-gun sentiment and fear.
 
2013-09-17 09:34:05 PM
What's the over/under?
 
2013-09-17 09:34:53 PM
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2013-09-17 09:35:32 PM
Sponge?
 
2013-09-17 09:35:46 PM
There will be another shooting when MK Ultra says there will be.
 
2013-09-17 09:36:02 PM
"The next mass shooting will take place on Feb. 12, 2014, in Spokane, Washington, by an emotionally disturbed, 38-year-old white man who will kill 7 people and wound 6 where he used to work using a semi-auto handgun he purchased legally in-state......" ~Liberal Media

to which it added after a few-second pause:

"Pleaseohpleaseohpleasewehopewehopewehope pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze don't let it be another person of color or mooslim and don't let it be a gun that was illegally obtained in a city with strict gun laws!! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze! "
 
2013-09-17 09:36:34 PM
Five months?

Since America can barely go a week without a mass shooting, workplace shooting, school shooting, mall shooting or other random mass violence from gun-toting retards, crazies and fanatics I think it's safe to say there will be a mass shooting much sooner than five months from now.
 
2013-09-17 09:37:09 PM
Hahahahahahah I will still be 33 on Feb 12. Lol you got the age so wrong.
 
2013-09-17 09:39:08 PM
that was actually kindof a cool article, something different.
 
2013-09-17 09:39:49 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: You'd only be able to predict something like that if you were the shooter or you had information about the government's conspiracy to fan the flames of anti-gun sentiment and fear.


Or be cheap and average every single piece of data you can... because science... which is exactly what they did.

People don't actually understand how this math thing works.
 
2013-09-17 09:40:11 PM
Let's further stigmatize the emotionally fragile loner white guys that already struggle to build a decent support group so they feel more isolated and less attached to the people around them.  Brilliant.
 
2013-09-17 09:40:34 PM
Nope.

In three weeks, I'll be shooting up my workplace with a double-barreled shotgun and a pair of cap and ball LeMat revolvers.
 
2013-09-17 09:41:29 PM
not unless there's a good guy with a gun in Spokane because we all know the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun
 
2013-09-17 09:43:26 PM
The vast majority of guns used in mass killings were obtained legally - 81.8 percent. Advocates of gun control will note that this bolsters the case for tighter restrictions, particularly given the overlap between those with mental health issues and those able to buy guns.  Opponents of gun control will note that nearly a fifth of shootings used illegally obtained guns, suggesting that new controls won't prevent such shootings.
 

Well, except possibly four out of five.
 
2013-09-17 09:44:47 PM

yourmomlovestetris: "The next mass shooting will take place on Feb. 12, 2014, in Spokane, Washington, by an emotionally disturbed, 38-year-old white man who will kill 7 people and wound 6 where he used to work using a semi-auto handgun he purchased legally in-state......" ~Liberal Media

to which it added after a few-second pause:

"Pleaseohpleaseohpleasewehopewehopewehope pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze don't let it be another person of color or mooslim and don't let it be a gun that was illegally obtained in a city with strict gun laws!! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze! "


You sound white, and 38. And to be honest a little emotionally disturbed.
 
2013-09-17 09:45:26 PM
Nah, Syria will need a distraction long before then
 
2013-09-17 09:45:42 PM

Barfmaker: That whole week isn't going to work for me, I have a circumcision thread and an abortion thread going on and I'm expecting a sudden death in the family. Can we either push it back a week or move it up a few days?


If you live in Spokane I suppose you could move it up easily enough.
 
2013-09-17 09:45:50 PM
I'm pretty sure the next mass shooting will take place October 1st once someone has to sign up for healthcare on a state exchange and realizes how much of a clusterfark it is
 
2013-09-17 09:45:52 PM
Really? I had plans for that day.
 
2013-09-17 09:46:43 PM
Well damn, arrest the guy already.
 
2013-09-17 09:47:08 PM
I see several people here desire a visit from the Feds. I don't. Which is why my plans remain secret.

/actually, they remain secret because they involve a can of spaghettios, a handful of Kleenex and a photo of your mom
//at least for tonight
///tomorrow my plans expand to include a rubber chicken
 
2013-09-17 09:47:29 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: You'd only be able to predict something like that if you were the shooter or you had information about the government's conspiracy to fan the flames of anti-gun sentiment and fear.


do you doubt that there will be another mass shooting, or do you doubt that the government isn't behind them all?
 
2013-09-17 09:48:00 PM

Creoena: I'm pretty sure the next mass shooting will take place October 1st once someone has to sign up for healthcare on a state exchange and realizes how much of a clusterfark it is


Nope. October 31, a kid in a costume, not enough candy, and a semi-auto.
 
2013-09-17 09:48:21 PM
Okay, if you're so psychic, what's the killer doing right now?

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"He is preparing a great abundance of food."
 
2013-09-17 09:48:27 PM

jcooli09: AverageAmericanGuy: You'd only be able to predict something like that if you were the shooter or you had information about the government's conspiracy to fan the flames of anti-gun sentiment and fear.

do you doubt that there will be another mass shooting, or do you doubt that the government isn't behind them all?


I'm only commenting to the specificity of the prediction.
 
2013-09-17 09:49:48 PM
I don't usually trust the BCS computers. I'll wait to see what the AP poll thinks.
 
2013-09-17 09:50:10 PM
The next child shooting will take place on September 20th, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois, by a drug-dealing teenaged black male in a neighborhood near his home using a semi-automatic handgun he purchased illegally.
 
2013-09-17 09:52:03 PM
Btw I am from Alabama. Anyone know what type of waiting period I will be dealing with in Washington. I mean should I get an extend stay hotel or is the Holiday Inn okay?
 
2013-09-17 09:52:39 PM
Nearly two-thirds of the 67 incidents - 65.7 percent - were at the hands of a white person. Only one was committed by a female. It is indisputable: white men are most likely to commit such acts, though not exclusively.

This is a misunderstanding of the statistics.  Men are most likely to commit such acts, white people aren't.  2/3 of the shootings were by white people, but 2/3 of the country is white.  Saying that white people are most likely to commit mass shootings is like saying that white people are most likely to breathe and eat food.  It's most likely that a mass shooter will turn out to be white, but white people are no more likely to commit mass shootings than those of other races.  There are just more of them.
 
2013-09-17 09:53:35 PM

Creoena: I'm pretty sure the next mass shooting will take place October 1st once someone has to sign up for healthcare on a state exchange and realizes how much of a clusterfark it is


Lucky, my state doesn't even have one of those exchanges.

If the next mass shooting is 5 months from now, that would be a farking miracle!
 
2013-09-17 09:54:13 PM
"The next mass shooting - which will happen somewhere, sometime - will almost certainly not be in that place at that time."

They are sooo close to inventing the Improbability Drive!
 
2013-09-17 09:55:08 PM

simplicimus: Well, if you lived in Spokane, what else is there to do?   At least on the other side of the mountains, you can write software to make far more people suffer?


Given that pot is legal there now, I'd have to provide an answer to your first question that also makes the headline rather unlikely.
 
2013-09-17 09:55:35 PM
I am going for the long shot here and am going to guess it will be a 78 year old Hispanic woman dual wielding 7- shot S&W 686+ revolvers. She will kill 13, wound 7, reloading twice.
 
2013-09-17 09:55:46 PM

CygnusDarius: Really? I had plans for that day.


Damn it.
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Me too.

/like it will stop me.
 
2013-09-17 09:55:46 PM
It depends on what you're calling a mass shooting. If you use the standard of "four or more people injured or killed by gunshots in one event," it'll happen about 25 hours after the last one. So we're already overdue, although quite possibly one has happened that hasn't been widely reported on.

Source. (247 mass shootings in 2013, 260 days elapsed through today)

If you mean the kind of mass shooting that CNN secretly fantasizes about, then yeah, February is probably about right.
 
2013-09-17 09:55:47 PM

VegetableManWhereAreYou: not unless there's a good guy with a gun in Spokane because we all know the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun


Well, to be fair, the shooter will be a good guy with a gun right up until the moment that that first round finds its target.
 
2013-09-17 09:58:00 PM

RatMaster999: Nope.

In three weeks, I'll be shooting up my workplace with a double-barreled shotgun and a pair of cap and ball LeMat revolvers.


Oh yeah?  In two weeks I'm going to be shooting up MY workplace with the gastrointestinal effects of eating Chinese that is loaded with those friggin' purple peppers, after a night of heavy drinking.

Your guns only make holes in things.  What I'm bringing is much worse.
 
2013-09-17 09:58:07 PM
Oh, full disclosure: white male, but I don't live in the Pacific Northwest, and I don't turn 38 until March. Whew!

/srsly
//as for "emotionally disturbed"... eh, that's a judgment call
 
2013-09-17 09:58:25 PM

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Five months?

Since America can barely go a week without a mass shooting, workplace shooting, school shooting, mall shooting or other random mass violence from gun-toting retards, crazies and fanatics I think it's safe to say there will be a mass shooting much sooner than five months from now.


Agreed, on the edge crazies are always emboldened to copy cat this sort of thing. I give it 60days.
 
2013-09-17 09:58:33 PM
What's with all this "gun free zone" crap everyone keeps spouting? This last one just had the guy shoot a security guard and took his gun. Why is there this belief that the shooters target "gun free zones"? I don't see the pattern to support that assertion.
 
2013-09-17 09:58:38 PM

Barfmaker: That whole week isn't going to work for me, I have a circumcision thread and an abortion thread going on and I'm expecting a sudden death in the family. Can we either push it back a week or move it up a few days?


Ironically, it's the confluence of those events that will spark your murderous rage. Enjoy!
 
2013-09-17 09:58:38 PM
I'm hoping for a shooter that has hit shiat together and takes out a hundred or so assholes such as lawyers.  A full takedown of an entire scumbag law firm.  That would be fun.
 
2013-09-17 09:59:35 PM

semiotix: It depends on what you're calling a mass shooting. If you use the standard of "four or more people injured or killed by gunshots in one event," it'll happen about 25 hours after the last one. So we're already overdue, although quite possibly one has happened that hasn't been widely reported on.

Source. (247 mass shootings in 2013, 260 days elapsed through today)

If you mean the kind of mass shooting that CNN secretly fantasizes about, then yeah, February is probably about right.


Can the shooter wait a few more weeks? Because the Sochi Winter Olympics are going on during that time and that thing will most likely suck up the news cycle if it turns out to be the clusterfark it's setting itself up to be.
 
2013-09-17 10:00:50 PM

TotallyHeadless: What's with all this "gun free zone" crap everyone keeps spouting? This last one just had the guy shoot a security guard and took his gun. Why is there this belief that the shooters target "gun free zones"? I don't see the pattern to support that assertion.


They're morons?

From what I heard, anyone in the Navy Yard could carry a gun so hopefully that retarded assumption is disproven and put to rest.

/Doubtful though
 
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