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2014-05-02 08:55:45 AM

dittybopper: eagles95: So....how long before people want to ban Call of Duty because it's influencing kids


/not because its the same game every year like Madden

If it's influencing kids, it's making them less violent:

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I wonder if that downward tick in the early 2000's was when we shipped those boys off to 'Nam?

/I say it's due to that Rock And/Or Roll "music".
 
2014-05-02 08:56:00 AM
New news; With enough fear mongering, you can fool most all of the people, most always.

People, get a grip.
 
2014-05-02 08:57:36 AM

BeerGraduate: Ban guns. Problem solved.


Really?
 
2014-05-02 08:58:21 AM
school liaison officer Jared Chrz

Your last name has no vowels... WTF?
 
2014-05-02 08:59:30 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: BeerGraduate: Ban guns. Problem solved.

Really?


I'd rather escape a knife fight than a shooting spree
 
2014-05-02 09:01:06 AM

skygod: Friction8r: Sounds like another undereducated young Fark lib voter to me. Part of the FECKLESS crowd.

You are stupidity, stuffed in idiocy, all stuffed inside a giant dumb. You are the turducken of stupid.


But, does he taste good?
 
2014-05-02 09:02:03 AM

BeerGraduate: Ban guns. Problem solved.


Which problem would that be?
 
2014-05-02 09:04:37 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: BeerGraduate: Ban guns. Problem solved.

Which problem would that be?


Mass shootings, obviously
 
2014-05-02 09:06:11 AM

snocone: And the lady in green says, "That's not how any of this works."

Kid already went past his intended "Do Date".
Entire fiasco is the story supposedly given to cops while grilling the kid.
These local cops are religiosis nutbirds.

As the media dies off, exactly what laws did this kid break?


That's already been covered.  He has already detonated explosive devices as well as built others.  That's a major no-no.
 
2014-05-02 09:07:22 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: SpdrJay: Oh, so were arresting people for just planning to bomb and kill now????

Thought-crime 1984, anyone?

Except he had already planted some bombs at the school.

The investigation began March 24, when melting snow revealed a pair of devices on the Hartley Elementary School playground in Waseca. Police say one of the devices had detonated while the second had failed to ignite.
Four days later a third device was found inside of a stuffed toy. It was already detonated.

Now granted, it sounds like these 'bombs' may have not been much more then glorified firecrackers, but he obviously has some sort of mental malfunction.


What if Alanis Morrisette's song "Ironic" was actually properly named due to the fact that it contained no true examples of literary irony?
 
2014-05-02 09:09:49 AM

Brosephus: snocone: And the lady in green says, "That's not how any of this works."

Kid already went past his intended "Do Date".
Entire fiasco is the story supposedly given to cops while grilling the kid.
These local cops are religiosis nutbirds.

As the media dies off, exactly what laws did this kid break?

That's already been covered.  He has already detonated explosive devices as well as built others.  That's a major no-no.


Not so much.
You call that an "explosive"?
HaHa

I have thrown much more effective "explosives" off of the Washington Ave Bridge. And so did most of the chemistry class.
 
2014-05-02 09:11:12 AM

The One True TheDavid: Lsherm: "Once there, detectives say LaDue detailed an elaborate plot that started with murdering his mother, father and sister with a .22 caliber firearm. LaDue then planned to go to a remote area outside Waseca to start fires that would pull first responders out of town. At that time, investigators say, LaDue planned to go to the middle and high school campus during lunch and set off pressure cooker bombs to kill students. When the school police liaison officer responded, LaDue planned to shoot him, and then open fire on more students."

A+ for ambition.  He thought through more things than most school shooters do.


Wasn't most of this in at least one movie?


Not sure about school shootings, but the big distraction is Boyd Crowder's M.O. on Justified.  Blow up something outside of town and then rob a bank when the cops/firemen respond to the explosion.
 
2014-05-02 09:13:11 AM

The One True TheDavid: Subtle_Canary: rattchett: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: What's he got here?

[previous.presstv.ir image 650x365]
The gun, not the animal.
 M-14.

Springfield M1a. So his parents have money to throw around. Most teens aren't hunting with 2000 dollars worth of nostalgic gun wankery

An underpowered pistol bullet taking down a big deer? Must have been a lucky shot. Hell, it could be anything, it's a common style. And a good gimmick: they make shotguns that look like AK 47s too.

By the way, ain't that photo sweet? It's almost like the dead deer is a pet now.



It is most likely an M-14 or clone.  the M-1a doesn't have a bottom loading magazine,  it uses a top loading clip.

Interesting if this is the kid then Weaseca is in Shotgun zone, so this picture would have to have been taken up north somewhere.
 
2014-05-02 09:22:40 AM

pinchpoint: The One True TheDavid:

An underpowered pistol bullet taking down a big deer?

.308Win is an underpowered pistol round?


I got it mixed up with the M-1 Carbine. See me being corrected above.

Golly. I'm a failure as a "GUN NUT."
 
2014-05-02 09:24:24 AM
"Waseca" has one of those strange, almost-fake-sounding place names that are so common with tragic events.  It's fortunate that it didn't get turned into the name of an event instead of just a place.
 
2014-05-02 09:26:32 AM

TheManMythLegend: The One True TheDavid: Subtle_Canary: rattchett: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: What's he got here?

[previous.presstv.ir image 650x365]
The gun, not the animal.
 M-14.

Springfield M1a. So his parents have money to throw around. Most teens aren't hunting with 2000 dollars worth of nostalgic gun wankery

An underpowered pistol bullet taking down a big deer? Must have been a lucky shot. Hell, it could be anything, it's a common style. And a good gimmick: they make shotguns that look like AK 47s too.

By the way, ain't that photo sweet? It's almost like the dead deer is a pet now.


It is most likely an M-14 or clone.  the M-1a doesn't have a bottom loading magazine,  it uses a top loading clip.

Interesting if this is the kid then Weaseca is in Shotgun zone, so this picture would have to have been taken up north somewhere.


You're confusing an M1a with a M1 Garand, which are quite similar.  A major difference is the M1a uses a detachable magazine while the M1 uses an en-bloc clip.
 
2014-05-02 09:31:14 AM

pinchpoint: /love the Mosin
//7.62x54R is cheap and fun to shoot


Bud's sells the long Mosin Nagants for $149.99 but you need special arrangements to fire it in their range even with $1 a round soft-core ammo. It's like they don't want their wall chipped away. How's a cheapo sposedta get to be a supersniper like the guy in that movie?

Some old Mosins come with sights to shoot down airplanes, being made back in the days of canvas & plywood Fokkers. They might work on those little drones too.
 
2014-05-02 09:31:36 AM

Satanus Maximus: This might as well have happened anyway as no one from the school or family noticed anything going on with this kid.  Would've been a different outcome if that storage unit person didn't give a shiat about the kid.

Anyway, who the fark writes their whole plan for destruction in a journal anyway?


Someone who wants, at the very least, his parents to catch him. I suspect he gets everything he wants from mommy and daddy but attention.  Sounds like he wasn't too bummed about the cops catching him either. I bet suspect he would have kept "planning" until he got caught. I wouldn't take that bet though, there's always a chance he would have given up waiting and followed through.
 
2014-05-02 09:31:57 AM

BeerGraduate: Lt. Cheese Weasel: BeerGraduate: Ban guns. Problem solved.

Which problem would that be?

Mass shootings, obviously


You seem sure about that.  It's almost as if you truly believe that people who want to kill others won't do it because there is a law that says they can't have guns.  It's so cute. You're a special kind of stupid, aren't you?
 
2014-05-02 09:34:16 AM

The One True TheDavid: fusillade762: Where the F*CK are this kid's parents??

Where should they be? He's seventeen (17) years old. By them most kids have outgrown the dog kennels. And them durn libruls done made chaining them in the basement illegal, of all things.

I know: let's implant tiny devices in people's heads that will tell The Proper Authorities what they're doing and thinking every second, including not only a GPS tracker but also a Voice Of Authority that will tell them to stop right here and turn themselves in just in case Concerned Citizen has thought they "look suspicious" yet.

Lsherm: "Once there, detectives say LaDue detailed an elaborate plot that started with murdering his mother, father and sister with a .22 caliber firearm. LaDue then planned to go to a remote area outside Waseca to start fires that would pull first responders out of town. At that time, investigators say, LaDue planned to go to the middle and high school campus during lunch and set off pressure cooker bombs to kill students. When the school police liaison officer responded, LaDue planned to shoot him, and then open fire on more students."

A+ for ambition.  He thought through more things than most school shooters do.

Wasn't most of this in at least one movie?

SpdrJay: Oh, so were arresting people for just planning to bomb and kill now????

Thought-crime 1984, anyone?

Lots of people need an excuse to let The Authorities do their thinking for them. Big Fear is one such. But it's got to be reinforced every now and then or people will start listening to some imitation Jesus or something.

Ergo "Look how well we're keeping you safe! We get the massacres before they're started!" Along with, of course, a Concerned Citizen who thought something somebody did "looked suspicious" and did his snitchly duty. And underlying it all is Big Fear: "See what horrible things would happen to you if you stop giving us so much power and money?!?"

He could have just planned to build a mosque near "Ground Zero," but that's getting tired.

Then too there's this, from a Star Tribune article:

"We have escaped what could have been a horrific experience. We can either believe this occurred because of a lucky break or, as I do, choose to believe that God was looking out for all of us."

And God's chosen agents are the Police. Mark that.

Alphax: Skr: This is his second chance at life, no way he would have lived through all that. Hope he gets the help he so obviously needs.

In America?  Likely he'll be sent to prison, to be passed around like a joint.

For being a pathetic loser who can't use a calendar, among other things, and then blabs everything to police to make sure we know who he is.

A pathetic mastermind for a pathetic public. Sheesh.

Now you brain-starved masses can go back to shaming Lindsay Lohan for just wanting to have fun. "She drinks! She goes to trendy clubs! She has sex! How totally unlike us that evil woman is!"


You forgot to take your lithium.
 
2014-05-02 09:36:22 AM
"He says he believes LaDue would have succeeded if he had not been caught."

Made it thru 100 commens and didn't see anyone point out "no sh*t sherlock" comment from police. If this is the caliber of police officer in the town it could have been real bad!
 
2014-05-02 09:36:29 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: BeerGraduate: Lt. Cheese Weasel: BeerGraduate: Ban guns. Problem solved.

Which problem would that be?

Mass shootings, obviously

You seem sure about that.  It's almost as if you truly believe that people who want to kill others won't do it because there is a law that says they can't have guns.  It's so cute. You're a special kind of stupid, aren't you?


.38 Special, apparently.
 
2014-05-02 09:37:55 AM

TheManMythLegend: The One True TheDavid: Subtle_Canary: rattchett: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: What's he got here?

[previous.presstv.ir image 650x365]
The gun, not the animal.
 M-14.

Springfield M1a. So his parents have money to throw around. Most teens aren't hunting with 2000 dollars worth of nostalgic gun wankery

An underpowered pistol bullet taking down a big deer? Must have been a lucky shot. Hell, it could be anything, it's a common style. And a good gimmick: they make shotguns that look like AK 47s too.

By the way, ain't that photo sweet? It's almost like the dead deer is a pet now.


It is most likely an M-14 or clone.  the M-1a doesn't have a bottom loading magazine,  it uses a top loading clip.

Interesting if this is the kid then Weaseca is in Shotgun zone, so this picture would have to have been taken up north somewhere.


Heh heh man I'm having a good chuckle today
 
2014-05-02 09:37:55 AM

TheManMythLegend: It is most likely an M-14 or clone.  the M-1a doesn't have a bottom loading magazine,  it uses a top loading clip.


Epic Gun Nut Fail.

You are thinking of the M-1 Garand.

The M-1a is the civilian, non-select fire version of the M-14.  So yes, the M-1a *DOES* have a removable box magazine, whereas the M-1 loads with an enbloc clip.
 
2014-05-02 09:46:17 AM

rattchett: TheManMythLegend: The One True TheDavid: Subtle_Canary: rattchett: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: What's he got here?

[previous.presstv.ir image 650x365]
The gun, not the animal.
 M-14.

Springfield M1a. So his parents have money to throw around. Most teens aren't hunting with 2000 dollars worth of nostalgic gun wankery

An underpowered pistol bullet taking down a big deer? Must have been a lucky shot. Hell, it could be anything, it's a common style. And a good gimmick: they make shotguns that look like AK 47s too.

By the way, ain't that photo sweet? It's almost like the dead deer is a pet now.


It is most likely an M-14 or clone.  the M-1a doesn't have a bottom loading magazine,  it uses a top loading clip.

Interesting if this is the kid then Weaseca is in Shotgun zone, so this picture would have to have been taken up north somewhere.

You're confusing an M1a with a M1 Garand, which are quite similar.  A major difference is the M1a uses a detachable magazine while the M1 uses an en-bloc clip.



You're right,  what I was reading wasn't syncing up with my thoughts.
 
2014-05-02 09:48:10 AM

dkulprit: "He says he believes LaDue would have succeeded if he had not been caught."

Made it thru 100 commens and didn't see anyone point out "no sh*t sherlock" comment from police. If this is the caliber of police officer in the town it could have been real bad!



There is a prison located in Waseca,  so it wouldn't be out of the question for them to have some police resources out of the ordinary from a typical small town.
 
2014-05-02 09:50:56 AM
It sounds like more of a cry for attention than an actual plot to kill anyone. You don't just sprinkle around "explosive devices" weeks or months before your attack if you don't want to get caught. Also, he really sucks at bomb-making if he can't even blow up a stuffed animal.
 
2014-05-02 09:53:07 AM
His facebook page is still up. Korn, Linkin Park, Terminator, Commando, Child's Play, Halloween, Arnold, Stallone, Shooting and Guns.
 
2014-05-02 09:55:11 AM

TheManMythLegend: dkulprit: "He says he believes LaDue would have succeeded if he had not been caught."

Made it thru 100 commens and didn't see anyone point out "no sh*t sherlock" comment from police. If this is the caliber of police officer in the town it could have been real bad!


There is a prison located in Waseca,  so it wouldn't be out of the question for them to have some police resources out of the ordinary from a typical small town.


Near the Valley of the Jolly Green Giant.
Could always call for backup.
 
2014-05-02 09:57:57 AM

Prince George: Satanus Maximus: This might as well have happened anyway as no one from the school or family noticed anything going on with this kid.  Would've been a different outcome if that storage unit person didn't give a shiat about the kid.

Anyway, who the fark writes their whole plan for destruction in a journal anyway?

Someone who wants, at the very least, his parents to catch him. I suspect he gets everything he wants from mommy and daddy but attention.  Sounds like he wasn't too bummed about the cops catching him either. I bet suspect he would have kept "planning" until he got caught. I wouldn't take that bet though, there's always a chance he would have given up waiting and followed through.


Not necessarily. Eric Harris kept a journal on his computer and even made a video, which he purposely left on the kitchen counter the day of the shooting. He didn't want to be caught, which is why it wasn't found until after the shooting, when the cops went through his computer. Harris was a clinical psychopath with a superiority complex who saw all other humans as inferior and who needed to be wiped out.
 
2014-05-02 09:59:43 AM

rattchett: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: What's he got here?

[previous.presstv.ir image 650x365]
The gun, not the animal.
 M-14.


Actually, that was the deer's gun. His is off camera.
 
2014-05-02 10:00:09 AM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: The One True TheDavid: Subtle_Canary: rattchett: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: What's he got here?

[previous.presstv.ir image 650x365]
The gun, not the animal.
 M-14.

Springfield M1a. So his parents have money to throw around. Most teens aren't hunting with 2000 dollars worth of nostalgic gun wankery

An underpowered pistol bullet taking down a big deer? Must have been a lucky shot. Hell, it could be anything, it's a common style. And a good gimmick: they make shotguns that look like AK 47s too.

By the way, ain't that photo sweet? It's almost like the dead deer is a pet now.

Bigger pic.

[stmedia.startribune.com image 850x576]


I would find it morbidly amusing if the deer were to reach back at that moment and pull the trigger.
 
2014-05-02 10:06:00 AM
From his facebook pics.

scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2014-05-02 10:10:06 AM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: The One True TheDavid: Subtle_Canary: rattchett: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: What's he got here?

[previous.presstv.ir image 650x365]
The gun, not the animal.
 M-14.

Springfield M1a. So his parents have money to throw around. Most teens aren't hunting with 2000 dollars worth of nostalgic gun wankery

An underpowered pistol bullet taking down a big deer? Must have been a lucky shot. Hell, it could be anything, it's a common style. And a good gimmick: they make shotguns that look like AK 47s too.

By the way, ain't that photo sweet? It's almost like the dead deer is a pet now.

Bigger pic.

[stmedia.startribune.com image 850x576]


Ok, I'm British and know nothing about guns, but should he be pointing the barrel towards himself like that?
 
2014-05-02 10:11:07 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: BeerGraduate: Lt. Cheese Weasel: BeerGraduate: Ban guns. Problem solved.

Which problem would that be?

Mass shootings, obviously

You seem sure about that.  It's almost as if you truly believe that people who want to kill others won't do it because there is a law that says they can't have guns.  It's so cute. You're a special kind of stupid, aren't you?


Gah. I realize I shouldn't go here, but I'm going to. And bear in mind that I used to carry firearms professionally. I have qualified as an expert marksman with a bunch of things whose names start with "M-". My 76-year-old mother has a CFL. I like guns.

Having said that, what's your solution? At least the people who say "let's ban all guns" are offering something. There is- there has got to be- some sort of middle ground between "let's get rid of the damn things" and "Oh, well, what are you going to do about it?"

I'm sick of mass shootings. I'm also sick of hearing people calling for the disarmament of the nation after every mass shooting. But, I'm ALSO sick of hearing people say "Well, this is the greatest country in the world, but there's absolutely nothing we can do to prevent these mass shootings. They're just part of life. If we didn't have them, the killer would just use a trebuchet, halberd, and mace. There's no point in having this conversation, because it's an absolutely unsolvable problem" after every mass shooting.

Sorry about the rant. I just needed to get that off my chest.
 
2014-05-02 10:17:58 AM

snocone: Brosephus: snocone: And the lady in green says, "That's not how any of this works."

Kid already went past his intended "Do Date".
Entire fiasco is the story supposedly given to cops while grilling the kid.
These local cops are religiosis nutbirds.

As the media dies off, exactly what laws did this kid break?

That's already been covered.  He has already detonated explosive devices as well as built others.  That's a major no-no.

Not so much.
You call that an "explosive"?
HaHa

I have thrown much more effective "explosives" off of the Washington Ave Bridge. And so did most of the chemistry class.


And how long ago was that?  Go throw much more effective "explosives" from that same bridge now and see what happens to you when you're caught.
 
2014-05-02 10:23:46 AM

Gonz: Having said that, what's your solution? At least the people who say "let's ban all guns" are offering something.


An offer of stupidity based on non reality isn't a solution. It's just stupidity.

I don't have a solution Gonz.  So, I keep my guns clean and my knives sharp. People who want to break the law or commit murder are going to do it no matter what fairy tale is on the books as law. If guns laws work, explain Chicago.  Detroit. Memphis. etc...
 
2014-05-02 10:25:16 AM
LaDue allegedly told authorities that he was fascinated by the school shootings at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and Columbine, and idolized Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.

Now where have I heard that before? Oh right.
"The reporter looked disappointed, so I offered her my theory. "Events like this," I said, "if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; these two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids around the country: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. The kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn't have messed with me. I'll go out in a blaze of glory."

"In short, I said, events like Columbine are influenced far less by violent movies than by CNN, the NBC Nightly News and all the other news media, who glorify the killers in the guise of "explaining" them.

The reporter thanked me and turned off the camera. Of course the interview was never used. They found plenty of talking heads to condemn violent movies, and everybody was happy."
-- Roger Ebert of 'Siskel and Ebert'
 
2014-05-02 10:26:19 AM

Brosephus: snocone: Brosephus: snocone: And the lady in green says, "That's not how any of this works."

Kid already went past his intended "Do Date".
Entire fiasco is the story supposedly given to cops while grilling the kid.
These local cops are religiosis nutbirds.

As the media dies off, exactly what laws did this kid break?

That's already been covered.  He has already detonated explosive devices as well as built others.  That's a major no-no.

Not so much.
You call that an "explosive"?
HaHa

I have thrown much more effective "explosives" off of the Washington Ave Bridge. And so did most of the chemistry class.

And how long ago was that?  Go throw much more effective "explosives" from that same bridge now and see what happens to you when you're caught.


I only said it 'cause of statute of limitations, you are correct.
But, I am sticking to my story of having nothing to do with blowing out the corner of the Chemistry building.
 
2014-05-02 10:27:33 AM

generallyso: LaDue allegedly told authorities that he was fascinated by the school shootings at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and Columbine, and idolized Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.

Now where have I heard that before? Oh right.
"The reporter looked disappointed, so I offered her my theory. "Events like this," I said, "if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; these two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids around the country: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. The kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn't have messed with me. I'll go out in a blaze of glory."

"In short, I said, events like Columbine are influenced far less by violent movies than by CNN, the NBC Nightly News and all the other news media, who glorify the killers in the guise of "explaining" them.

The reporter thanked me and turned off the camera. Of course the interview was never used. They found plenty of talking heads to condemn violent movies, and everybody was happy."
-- Roger Ebert of 'Siskel and Ebert'


So far, this kid has set off a firecracker.
Now look at him.

Wonderful!
 
2014-05-02 10:30:41 AM

generallyso: LaDue allegedly told authorities that he was fascinated by the school shootings at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and Columbine, and idolized Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.

Now where have I heard that before? Oh right.
"The reporter looked disappointed, so I offered her my theory. "Events like this," I said, "if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; these two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids around the country: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. The kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn't have messed with me. I'll go out in a blaze of glory."

"In short, I said, events like Columbine are influenced far less by violent movies than by CNN, the NBC Nightly News and all the other news media, who glorify the killers in the guise of "explaining" them.

The reporter thanked me and turned off the camera. Of course the interview was never used. They found plenty of talking heads to condemn violent movies, and everybody was happy."
-- Roger Ebert of 'Siskel and Ebert'


Mediots glorifying murderers and psychos and terrorists?

media-social.s-msn.com

No way.
 
2014-05-02 10:32:04 AM

generallyso: LaDue allegedly told authorities that he was fascinated by the school shootings at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and Columbine, and idolized Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.

Now where have I heard that before? Oh right.
"The reporter looked disappointed, so I offered her my theory. "Events like this," I said, "if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; these two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids around the country: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. The kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn't have messed with me. I'll go out in a blaze of glory."

"In short, I said, events like Columbine are influenced far less by violent movies than by CNN, the NBC Nightly News and all the other news media, who glorify the killers in the guise of "explaining" them.

The reporter thanked me and turned off the camera. Of course the interview was never used. They found plenty of talking heads to condemn violent movies, and everybody was happy."
-- Roger Ebert of 'Siskel and Ebert'


The rise of the mass shooting coincides quite nicely with the rise of cable news networks.

Prior to the likes of CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, etc., we did have mass shootings, but they were less common despite guns laws that were much less strict at the federal level than they are today.
 
2014-05-02 10:36:47 AM

Gonz: Lt. Cheese Weasel: BeerGraduate: Lt. Cheese Weasel: BeerGraduate: Ban guns. Problem solved.

Which problem would that be?

Mass shootings, obviously

You seem sure about that.  It's almost as if you truly believe that people who want to kill others won't do it because there is a law that says they can't have guns.  It's so cute. You're a special kind of stupid, aren't you?

Gah. I realize I shouldn't go here, but I'm going to. And bear in mind that I used to carry firearms professionally. I have qualified as an expert marksman with a bunch of things whose names start with "M-". My 76-year-old mother has a CFL. I like guns.

Having said that, what's your solution? At least the people who say "let's ban all guns" are offering something. There is- there has got to be- some sort of middle ground between "let's get rid of the damn things" and "Oh, well, what are you going to do about it?"

I'm sick of mass shootings. I'm also sick of hearing people calling for the disarmament of the nation after every mass shooting. But, I'm ALSO sick of hearing people say "Well, this is the greatest country in the world, but there's absolutely nothing we can do to prevent these mass shootings. They're just part of life. If we didn't have them, the killer would just use a trebuchet, halberd, and mace. There's no point in having this conversation, because it's an absolutely unsolvable problem" after every mass shooting.

Sorry about the rant. I just needed to get that off my chest.


There's really not much you can do. Most violence related issues are so complex there's no way we could realistically put a dent in them on a national scale. And every way we could wouldn't fly. We could restrict alcohol sales, we could force everyone to subject themselves to a mental health exam at 18, we could institute a negative income tax, etc.. But those solutions won't fit on a bumper sticker, so they're DOA.

The biggest problem with our attack on problems via prohibition is that it's attacking the supply side of violence, when we need to attack the demand side. But we've reached a partisan stalemate until one side manages to flank the other for better or worse.
 
2014-05-02 10:42:15 AM

SonsoftheSod: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: The One True TheDavid: Subtle_Canary: rattchett: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: What's he got here?

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The gun, not the animal.
 M-14.

Springfield M1a. So his parents have money to throw around. Most teens aren't hunting with 2000 dollars worth of nostalgic gun wankery

An underpowered pistol bullet taking down a big deer? Must have been a lucky shot. Hell, it could be anything, it's a common style. And a good gimmick: they make shotguns that look like AK 47s too.

By the way, ain't that photo sweet? It's almost like the dead deer is a pet now.

Bigger pic.

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Ok, I'm British and know nothing about guns, but should he be pointing the barrel towards himself like that?



Remember you're looking at something in 3D on a 2D picture,  the barrel is resting on the antlers,  that barrel could be more than a foot from his head.
 
2014-05-02 10:46:28 AM
In other news, taking too long to open your storage door is now call for suspicion and a police response.

/jesus wept
//the terrorists win
///slashies
 
2014-05-02 10:50:02 AM

snocone: Brosephus: snocone: Brosephus: snocone: And the lady in green says, "That's not how any of this works."

Kid already went past his intended "Do Date".
Entire fiasco is the story supposedly given to cops while grilling the kid.
These local cops are religiosis nutbirds.

As the media dies off, exactly what laws did this kid break?

That's already been covered.  He has already detonated explosive devices as well as built others.  That's a major no-no.

Not so much.
You call that an "explosive"?
HaHa

I have thrown much more effective "explosives" off of the Washington Ave Bridge. And so did most of the chemistry class.

And how long ago was that?  Go throw much more effective "explosives" from that same bridge now and see what happens to you when you're caught.

I only said it 'cause of statute of limitations, you are correct.
But, I am sticking to my story of having nothing to do with blowing out the corner of the Chemistry building.


LOL!!!  Potassium and water perhaps???  I think I gave my high school chemistry teacher a complex due to my questions regarding MacGyver episodes and other what ifs.
 
2014-05-02 10:50:19 AM

Harry_Seldon: cman: I blame video games


Angry Birds fosters porcine hate crimes.


For you, it was a porcine hate crime. For me, it was breakfast.
 
2014-05-02 10:50:23 AM
TheManMythLegend:
Remember you're looking at something in 3D on a 2D picture,  the barrel is resting on the antlers,  that barrel could be more than a foot from his head.

Ah, thanks.
 
2014-05-02 10:54:24 AM
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2014-05-02 10:54:52 AM
The thing that makes school shootings so difficult to prevent is that there is no profile for a mass shooter. Criminal profilers have tried to come up with one that might help identify who has the potential to carry out a mass shooting, but there is no single profile that they all fit. Some are older, some are younger. Some are white, some aren't. Some came from good families, some came from messed-up families. Some had mental health issues, some didn't. Some were loners, some weren't. Some had criminal backgrounds, some had never had much more than a traffic ticket. Some have an accomplice, some act alone. Some were bullied, some were bullies themselves. There just is no way to predict who will be a mass shooter.
 
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