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2014-01-21 02:00:38 PM

FlyingJ: Re: my post: oh my.

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I was a freshman when that stuff went down. Pretty big mountain out of a molehill IMO

To the fellow Purdue farkers in this thread, any word on if this happened inside or outside the EE building? If outside, was it on the engineering mall? (big central area of campus with lots of students and pedestrians)
 
2014-01-21 02:00:43 PM

s2s2s2: Why is it that shootings in no gun zones get the most coverage?


Because a shooting in a gun zone is about as newsworthy as rain in the rain forest.
 
2014-01-21 02:00:49 PM

p the boiler: Rapmaster2000: Ed_Severson: Rapmaster2000: There was a shooting there in '95 when I was a sophomore.  Some kid was selling coke out of Wiley and he shot the RA who caught him.

Not that it's of any consequence, but it was 1996. I was a freshman living at Cary at the time.

Huh.  Guess I was a junior.

It was Jay Severson, he was an RA, that was killed. He busted the guy for dealing drugs. That one hot hard, I was an RA at Cary at the time. But it was 96, not 95.


Just to complete our little circle of life here, p the boiler was actually my RA at Cary Quad in 1996, and he was a good one. I never once considered shooting him.

/Where's our hero Dan Paddock when you need him?
 
2014-01-21 02:01:07 PM

lennavan: MyRandomName: lennavan: This just shows we need more guns.

Tell us your thoughts on the needless deaths from pools. Think of the children.

Obviously we need more pools.  More guns = less gun crime, so more pools = less pool deaths.


Has anyone thought about simply making drowning illegal?
 
2014-01-21 02:01:34 PM

jaybeezey: Everyone expects minorities in Chicago kill eacah other, that's just part of the culture. Things like this shouldn't happen on a college campus where everyone is only concerened with higher learning and are not people with emotions that often times make irrational decisions. No one involved in higher education has ever been off kilter, not one bit.


Yet it is the one in a million case that brings the press. Conversely, the attitude you described also means that minorities are SUPPOSED to be killing each other, and that it is less of a tragedy.
 
2014-01-21 02:02:12 PM

coeyagi: Why don't we hear about this kind of thing on a regular basis in Europe?

a) We're Americans, therefore exceptional, don't want to hear about Europe
b) It rarely happens in Europe.
c) a + b

Cry, citizenry, this incident will put Obama 2-steps closer on the board game of "Gun Grabber" to your front door.

//that would be a cool board game


If I remember U.S. history correctly...it was something-something, men in wigs break away from England, then that magical time in the 50's and early 60's where housewives had modern appliances and kids could go for a swell ride on their bikes. You could always leave your door unlocked and there was no crime.

THEN THE BEATLES AND THEIR LONG HAIR CAME ALONG.
 
2014-01-21 02:03:11 PM

99.998er: [mixthatdrink.com image 300x316]
R.I.P. Boilermaker


Make it 4 boilermakers!

images.dailyfill.com
 
2014-01-21 02:03:15 PM

GoldSpider: HaywoodJablonski: Purdue? Guaranteed to be a white guy. 75% he's a Tea Party Patriot watering the freedom tree

You sure hope so.


Good to know I was part of the other 25%.
 
2014-01-21 02:04:19 PM

Ed_Severson: p the boiler: Rapmaster2000: Ed_Severson: Rapmaster2000: There was a shooting there in '95 when I was a sophomore.  Some kid was selling coke out of Wiley and he shot the RA who caught him.

Not that it's of any consequence, but it was 1996. I was a freshman living at Cary at the time.

Huh.  Guess I was a junior.

It was Jay Severson, he was an RA, that was killed. He busted the guy for dealing drugs. That one hot hard, I was an RA at Cary at the time. But it was 96, not 95.

Just to complete our little circle of life here, p the boiler was actually my RA at Cary Quad in 1996, and he was a good one. I never once considered shooting him.

/Where's our hero Dan Paddock when you need him?


He's chilling with Don Mattingly.
 
2014-01-21 02:04:25 PM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: To the fellow Purdue farkers in this thread, any word on if this happened inside or outside the EE building? If outside, was it on the engineering mall? (big central area of campus with lots of students and pedestrians)


Inside EE.


also,  https://twitter.com/LifeAtPurdue
 
2014-01-21 02:04:33 PM

GoldSpider: lennavan: MyRandomName: lennavan: This just shows we need more guns.

Tell us your thoughts on the needless deaths from pools. Think of the children.

Obviously we need more pools.  More guns = less gun crime, so more pools = less pool deaths.

How am I suppose to fulfill my fantasy of blowing the head off a home intruder with a pool?


I thought you people were a myth.
 
2014-01-21 02:09:07 PM

p the boiler: GoldSpider: HaywoodJablonski: Purdue? Guaranteed to be a white guy. 75% he's a Tea Party Patriot watering the freedom tree

You sure hope so.

Good to know I was part of the other 25%.


Meh, the whole "Purdue is a conservative campus" meme is just a myth perpetuated by a vocal minority of right-wingers, at least when I was there. The rest of us were pretty typical college liberals/libertarians. Back in 2008, the student body's vote actually managed to swing all of Tippecanoe County to Obama.
 
2014-01-21 02:09:21 PM

p the boiler: Ed_Severson: p the boiler: Rapmaster2000: Ed_Severson: Rapmaster2000: There was a shooting there in '95 when I was a sophomore.  Some kid was selling coke out of Wiley and he shot the RA who caught him.

Not that it's of any consequence, but it was 1996. I was a freshman living at Cary at the time.

Huh.  Guess I was a junior.

It was Jay Severson, he was an RA, that was killed. He busted the guy for dealing drugs. That one hot hard, I was an RA at Cary at the time. But it was 96, not 95.

Just to complete our little circle of life here, p the boiler was actually my RA at Cary Quad in 1996, and he was a good one. I never once considered shooting him.

/Where's our hero Dan Paddock when you need him?

He's chilling with Don Mattingly.


Also, thank you for not wanting me dead. Side note: I was an awful RA.
 
2014-01-21 02:09:37 PM

JolobinSmokin: Did they get the gun from tannehill's wife?


Lulz.
 
2014-01-21 02:11:15 PM

nullptr: I hope my TA friends are OK. =( My other friends in the building at the time aren't freaking out so the victim probably isn't from my clique.


And fark everyone else, right?
 
2014-01-21 02:11:20 PM

GanjSmokr: lennavan: MyRandomName: lennavan: This just shows we need more guns.
Tell us your thoughts on the needless deaths from pools. Think of the children.
Obviously we need more pools.  More guns = less gun crime, so more pools = less pool deaths.

Has anyone thought about simply making drowning illegal?


If pools are outlawed, then only outlaws will have pools.
 
2014-01-21 02:13:19 PM

R.A.Danny: jaybeezey: Everyone expects minorities in Chicago kill eacah other, that's just part of the culture. Things like this shouldn't happen on a college campus where everyone is only concerened with higher learning and are not people with emotions that often times make irrational decisions. No one involved in higher education has ever been off kilter, not one bit.

Yet it is the one in a million case that brings the press. Conversely, the attitude you described also means that minorities are SUPPOSED to be killing each other, and that it is less of a tragedy.


I don't think they are supposed to , i hope others don't think that as well, but i think it has become common place enough that it is no longer a news story.

In the state of TX about 2500 are killed each year in car crashes. That's a lot people, but it happens every year and has become common place. Unless of course you know one of the deceased.
 
2014-01-21 02:14:32 PM
vygramul Sigh - this is only going to get worse.

Proud Tradition of Hoosier Firearm Shenanigans

i3.squidoocdn.com
 
2014-01-21 02:15:26 PM
How come there's no gun model/caliber debate? This is the worst gun but thread ever
 
2014-01-21 02:17:52 PM

HaywoodJablonski: How come there's no gun model/caliber debate? This is the worst gun but thread ever


Give it time.  They haven't found the AK-47 or assault weapon yet.
 
2014-01-21 02:19:01 PM

AngryDragon: HaywoodJablonski: How come there's no gun model/caliber debate? This is the worst gun but thread ever

Give it time.  They haven't found the AK-47 or assault weapon yet.


It might be a glock.
 
2014-01-21 02:21:15 PM
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2014-01-21 02:24:33 PM

GardenWeasel: [i.embed.ly image 600x1065]

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Shooter confirmed for mall ninja EOTECH Magpul tacticool wannabe
 
2014-01-21 02:25:30 PM

HaywoodJablonski: How come there's no gun model/caliber debate? This is the worst gun but thread ever


Yeah, how can we know if it was clip or mag without at least some basic info.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-21 02:25:37 PM
I work in the Purdue Physics building.  It's two buildings away and connected via tunnel.

We were told via page to "shelter in place" for a little while, but otherwise everyone was kind of meh.

From our POV it seemed to be minor.  Maybe I'll learn more when I see the news later...
 
2014-01-21 02:29:22 PM
People get killed everyday.  Can we stop with the goddamn news flashes already?
 
2014-01-21 02:29:38 PM

GardenWeasel:


Looks like a Worthington "Sammy's Special" semi-automatic 2-gauge with Kung-fu grip and laser sites. I have 2 myself
 
2014-01-21 02:29:40 PM

Dr Jack Badofsky: Unoriginal_Username: iheartscotch: Pants full of macaroni!!: Do we know the shooter's political affiliation yet?  This is the most important part of any shooting story, and I will be awaiting this news with bated breath.

It's pretty obvious; it's those damn murlocs again.

We need to know what violent gun filled video games he was playing. And what type of devil music he listens too.

Sim City, and the Dave Matthews Band.


Well shiat, that would make anyone go postal.
 
2014-01-21 02:31:05 PM
the_vegetarian_cannibalMeh, the whole "Purdue is a conservative campus" meme is just a myth perpetuated by a vocal minority of right-wingers, at least when I was there. The rest of us were pretty typical college liberals/libertarians. Back in 2008, the student body's vote actually managed to swing all of Tippecanoe County to Obama.

Tippecanoe? I'm sick of you FARK Whigs turning every thread into a paean to William Henry Harrison aka "The Chosen One"-all your posts about that stupid Polk getting us involved in that war way out in Mexico...
 
2014-01-21 02:33:08 PM
One of the things that makes America great is being able to sacrifice yourself to kill people who piss you off.  I wouldnt have it any other way.

/Hey, lets go beat up that skinny kid for his xbox.  He wont fight back.
//Nah bro, he might flip out and shoot us.
 
2014-01-21 02:33:23 PM
Voiceofreason01: I've got a buddy who works at Purdue. Any real info on what happened yet?

Oh, you do not ....
 
2014-01-21 02:35:50 PM

Unoriginal_Username: Dr Jack Badofsky: Unoriginal_Username: iheartscotch: Pants full of macaroni!!: Do we know the shooter's political affiliation yet?  This is the most important part of any shooting story, and I will be awaiting this news with bated breath.

It's pretty obvious; it's those damn murlocs again.

We need to know what violent gun filled video games he was playing. And what type of devil music he listens too.

Sim City, and the Dave Matthews Band.

Well shiat, that would make anyone go postal.


farm2.static.flickr.com
 
2014-01-21 02:36:08 PM
From RTV6:

Purdue freshman Nicki Heston said she was in a 300-person lecture hal when everyone heard a commotion outside.
"We heard two or three policemen screaming, 'Get down, get down,'" Heston said. "We went to the door to see what was going on outside."

FAIL
 
2014-01-21 02:36:24 PM
Honestly though, we all should just report these non-news flashes and move on
 
2014-01-21 02:39:16 PM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: FlyingJ: Re: my post: oh my.

http://boilermakerbanter.blogspot.com/2006/12/garret-bushong-career- ov er.html

garret bushong | LinkedIn
Lafayette, Indiana Area - manager at Hot Box pizza
View  garret bushong's professional profile on LinkedIn.  ...

I was a freshman when that stuff went down. Pretty big mountain out of a molehill IMO

To the fellow Purdue farkers in this thread, any word on if this happened inside or outside the EE building? If outside, was it on the engineering mall? (big central area of campus with lots of students and pedestrians)


I'm hearing that the TA is dead and it was an ECE 362 microcontroller lab. I feel sick.
 
2014-01-21 02:39:55 PM

Frank N Stein: GardenWeasel: [i.embed.ly image 600x1065]

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Shooter confirmed for mall ninja EOTECH Magpul tacticool wannabe


And he does even do that poorly. No tactial gloves, non-black pants. And what are those shoes? "Hiking" boots or something? He probably doesn't even have a vest on!

Don't even get me started on the handle on the AR.

/stay safe you boilermakers
 
2014-01-21 02:40:41 PM
allegedly TA that was shot was in ECE 362 (microprocessor systems and interfacing).  not sure if class or lab.
 
2014-01-21 02:40:56 PM

HaywoodJablonski: nullptr: I hope my TA friends are OK. =( My other friends in the building at the time aren't freaking out so the victim probably isn't from my clique.

And fark everyone else, right?


Exactly, I'm really hoping my friends were missed and some other schmuck caught the bullet. Fark off.
 
msk [TotalFark]
2014-01-21 02:41:20 PM

HaywoodJablonski: How come there's no gun model/caliber debate? This is the worst gun but thread ever


The trolls have lost their edge around here... gone soft.
 
2014-01-21 02:41:36 PM

super_grass: [persephonemagazine.com image 480x360]The Politics tab will go down in flames.


Just nuke the politics queue again, IMO.

Also, someone reset the counter on when it's too soon to talk about gun control again.
 
2014-01-21 02:42:19 PM

mdeesnuts: And he does even do that poorly

FTFM
 
2014-01-21 02:42:52 PM
live news conference... reporting one person dead.

http://www.theindychannel.com/live-video
 
2014-01-21 02:43:49 PM
1:45 -The Exponent is getting reports that a TA for ECE 362 was shot point blank in EE 067. EE 067 is a lab classroom that holds 25 students.
1:47 - Purdue reports no ongoing threat to campus. Resume normal operations. Electrical Engineering Building will remain closed.
1:50 - Email from Prof. David Meyer, "IMPORTANT: Any student that witnessed the incident today (Tuesday, January 21) in room EE 067 please contact the Purdue police department as soon as possible." Meyer is the professor of the classroom where the shooting occurred.

http://www.purdueexponent.org/article_01671e3e-82c9-11e3-90bb-001a4b cf 6878.html
 
2014-01-21 02:45:02 PM
Sure, this is tragic, but I'd say it's better than the alternative of gun-grabbing. It's the price we pay for a society in which gun owners are able to overthrow a tyrannical government but never will based on past experience.
 
2014-01-21 02:45:26 PM

mdeesnuts: Frank N Stein: GardenWeasel: [i.embed.ly image 600x1065]

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Shooter confirmed for mall ninja EOTECH Magpul tacticool wannabe

And he does even do that poorly. No tactial gloves, non-black pants. And what are those shoes? "Hiking" boots or something? He probably doesn't even have a vest on!

Don't even get me started on the handle on the AR.

/stay safe you boilermakers


He should have gone full tacticool and decked himself out in multicam
 
2014-01-21 02:45:37 PM

GardenWeasel: [i.embed.ly image 600x1065]

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Confirmed to be police officers by Purdue
 
2014-01-21 02:46:31 PM

Sliding Carp: i.e. "shooter in custody", coupled with "remain in place until further notice" and a labor- and time-intensive sweep of a large campus, worried about almost certainly non-existent accomplices.


Yeah, well, the lawsuit against Virginia Tech from two of the families kind of made that a necessity to keep the schools from getting sued.
 
2014-01-21 02:46:43 PM

AngryDragon: KarmicDisaster: Where are the defenders to tell us that this was just a "routine shooting, fewer than 10 killed".

I've never heard of anyone defending these shooters.

The Chicago Tribune actually has a Shootings News Update section.   Looking at it right now, there were 10 killed in the Chicago area in the last two days.  This happens every single day in every single urban location in the US.

Why no manhunt or Newsflash tag for them?  Where's the outrage and calls for action?  Where are the "community leaders" marching on Washington to demand action against the root causes?   Oh, that's right.  This was at a college and those shootings were just the poors whacking each other out.  There's no money and influence to be had in addressing neighborhood shootings.  If the children of our "benefactors" are threatened though, it's a crisis.

The hypocrisy is sickening.


Look, if the NRA if freaking out about rifles, they'd go farking ballistic if anyone dared to say anything about handguns.
 
2014-01-21 02:47:14 PM
 
2014-01-21 02:53:09 PM

Ed_Severson: p the boiler: Rapmaster2000: Ed_Severson: Rapmaster2000: There was a shooting there in '95 when I was a sophomore.  Some kid was selling coke out of Wiley and he shot the RA who caught him.

Not that it's of any consequence, but it was 1996. I was a freshman living at Cary at the time.

Huh.  Guess I was a junior.

It was Jay Severson, he was an RA, that was killed. He busted the guy for dealing drugs. That one hot hard, I was an RA at Cary at the time. But it was 96, not 95.

Just to complete our little circle of life here, p the boiler was actually my RA at Cary Quad in 1996, and he was a good one. I never once considered shooting him.

/Where's our hero Dan Paddock when you need him?


Cary Quad resident in 1982-83, West Unit 3rd floor.

Are they still running the nude olympics? It should be getting close with all this cold weather.
 
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