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2019-03-25 12:43:14 PM  
And now  sandy Hook Father today too

something tells me this won;t be the last one either, this can be weirdly "contagious"
 
2019-03-25 01:25:06 PM  
They died defending your second amendment rights, give them some respect.
 
2019-03-25 03:20:34 PM  
This sounds like Big Fun.

/not at all, actually
 
2019-03-25 03:22:23 PM  

croesius: They died defending your second amendment rights, give them some respect.


This. They died so gun owners can have an extra big peenor.
 
2019-03-25 03:25:10 PM  
the right of the many is silencing the right of the few.
 
2019-03-25 03:25:16 PM  
I can't decide if I am sad or angry. I wish there was something more I could do to help people.
 
2019-03-25 03:26:44 PM  
Thank you, subby, for giving PTSD a mention. PTSD does not often look like depression and people tend to conflate suicide and depression.
 
2019-03-25 03:26:49 PM  

asciibaron: the right of the many is silencing the right of the few.


You're gonna have to be more specific.
There are wildly different perspectives on who are the many, who are the few, and what rights you're referring to.
 
2019-03-25 03:27:04 PM  

Jaws_Victim: croesius: They died defending your second amendment rights, give them some respect.

This. They died so gun owners can have an extra big peenor.


That's a violation of malarkey law, or something.
 
2019-03-25 03:28:08 PM  

Jaws_Victim: croesius: They died defending your second amendment rights, give them some respect.

This. They died so gun owners can have an extra big peenor.


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2019-03-25 03:28:40 PM  

Curmudgeonly: asciibaron: the right of the many is silencing the right of the few.

You're gonna have to be more specific.


thermonuclear weapons are killing infants in neonatal intensive care units.
 
2019-03-25 03:28:48 PM  
Fibromyalgia?
 
2019-03-25 03:29:55 PM  
Once again, can we advocate for free Physical/Mental Health treatment?  An annual screening on each, catch up, talk about how things are going?  Some lab work, talk about stressors?

We can catching physical and mental health issues early, and treat them - or we can let things stagnate, and watch our people die.  Restrict the absurdly climbing college prices (to include free digital texts), reduce student debt - and you've now cut down on hospital costs.  (Equipment and staff)
 
2019-03-25 03:30:19 PM  
Kids aren't taught to prepare for watching their buddies explode across their school desks. We used to save that kind of thing for the military, when they got a little older.
 
2019-03-25 03:30:45 PM  
Quick, let's put them in a padded cell where no WMDs can be found
 
2019-03-25 03:33:46 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Kids aren't taught to prepare for watching their buddies explode across their school desks. We used to save that kind of thing for the military, when they got a little older.


i'm surprised everyone hasn't been desensitized to this by now, what with it being a weekly thing now.
 
2019-03-25 03:33:53 PM  
On top of Highschool naturally making you homicidal/suicidal.
 
2019-03-25 03:35:53 PM  

wingedkat: I can't decide if I am sad or angry. I wish there was something more I could do to help people.


Be sangry?
 
2019-03-25 03:36:29 PM  

Thosw: This sounds like Big Fun.

/not at all, actually


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/while looking for the red hair clip
 
2019-03-25 03:39:55 PM  

makerofbadjokes: Once again, can we advocate for free Physical/Mental Health treatment?  An annual screening on each, catch up, talk about how things are going?  Some lab work, talk about stressors?
We can catching physical and mental health issues early, and treat them - or we can let things stagnate, and watch our people die.  Restrict the absurdly climbing college prices (to include free digital texts), reduce student debt - and you've now cut down on hospital costs.  (Equipment and staff)


No, we can't. I'm sorry, but we chose a culture of materialism and capitalism, and everyone likes it fine when they get what they want. We decided that we didn't want to care about social safety nets, about the mentally ill and the misfits, about the harm that our farking culture does to those with some mental issues. Or even what it does to those who were perfectly mentally healthy when they started out.

We don't care. This is the culture and the society we wanted, and you motherfarkers paid a ton of money for it, and you nurture it with all your hard-earned grubby dollars, and pay for it, and go out and buy more stuff. All right? And now this is what we have.

We can't have gun laws because they cut into free enterprise and FREEDOM, and our rights to be perfect little pigs who will have everything we want, because we say so, and we paid for it, and our perfectly piggy society wants to provide it for us. And you guys bought every farking bit of it, and now here we are. The most perfectly FREE country in the world.

It's like Lord of the farking Flies around here now, but there's so many sunk costs that we have no choice but to continue on just like we are. Right, Consumers? It wouldn't be convenient to try to change anything now. And it might cost us some money, and some self-control, and god knows we are not having any of that shiat. We are FREE.
 
2019-03-25 03:40:43 PM  
I have a hard time imagining I wouldn't want to kill myself if my son died at such a young age.
 
2019-03-25 03:43:53 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Kids aren't taught to prepare for watching their buddies explode across their school desks. We used to save that kind of thing for the military, when they got a little older.

Now, some of you boys, I know, are wondering whether or not you'll chicken-out under fire. Don't worry about it. I can assure you that you will all do your duty. The Nazis are the enemy. Wade into them. Spill their blood. Shoot them in the belly. When you put your hand into a bunch of goo that a moment before was your best friend's face, you'll know what to do.


-wasn't supposed to be a locker room speech at a High school
 
2019-03-25 03:44:31 PM  
RIP Martha Dumptruck.
 
2019-03-25 03:45:39 PM  
It's called shell shock subby, and is cured by slapping the person in the face a couple of times. There was a documentary about it called Oswalt, I think.

OK that last bit is maybe stretching it, but it is righteous.
 
2019-03-25 03:46:05 PM  
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2019-03-25 03:49:24 PM  

Gilligann: I have a hard time imagining I wouldn't want to kill myself if my son died at such a young age.


For some people, their solution is to try their best to live the happy, long life the killers wanted to take from them.

Why give the Nazis what they tried to take from you.
 
2019-03-25 03:51:11 PM  

cryinoutloud: makerofbadjokes: Once again, can we advocate for free Physical/Mental Health treatment?  An annual screening on each, catch up, talk about how things are going?  Some lab work, talk about stressors?
We can catching physical and mental health issues early, and treat them - or we can let things stagnate, and watch our people die.  Restrict the absurdly climbing college prices (to include free digital texts), reduce student debt - and you've now cut down on hospital costs.  (Equipment and staff)

No, we can't. I'm sorry, but we chose a culture of materialism and capitalism, and everyone likes it fine when they get what they want. We decided that we didn't want to care about social safety nets, about the mentally ill and the misfits, about the harm that our farking culture does to those with some mental issues. Or even what it does to those who were perfectly mentally healthy when they started out.

We don't care. This is the culture and the society we wanted, and you motherfarkers paid a ton of money for it, and you nurture it with all your hard-earned grubby dollars, and pay for it, and go out and buy more stuff. All right? And now this is what we have.

We can't have gun laws because they cut into free enterprise and FREEDOM, and our rights to be perfect little pigs who will have everything we want, because we say so, and we paid for it, and our perfectly piggy society wants to provide it for us. And you guys bought every farking bit of it, and now here we are. The most perfectly FREE country in the world.

It's like Lord of the farking Flies around here now, but there's so many sunk costs that we have no choice but to continue on just like we are. Right, Consumers? It wouldn't be convenient to try to change anything now. And it might cost us some money, and some self-control, and god knows we are not having any of that shiat. We are FREE.


Why did I read this with Dennis Leary's stand-up/rant voice...?

Well Doc, we either gotta get back into the delorean and make some changes - or we have to do some major work in there here and now.  This timeline doesn't lead to Star Trek and space exploration, it just leads to a cold dead world filled with radiation.
 
2019-03-25 03:53:13 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Gilligann: I have a hard time imagining I wouldn't want to kill myself if my son died at such a young age.

For some people, their solution is to try their best to live the happy, long life the killers wanted to take from them.

Why give the Nazis what they tried to take from you.


That's a healthy mindset, but some people get trapped in grief. They can no longer produce enough neurotransmitters to get out of bed. Some people have OCD and they get trapped by the the recurring thoughts of their child's death. It happens.
 
2019-03-25 04:00:38 PM  

Phony_Soldier: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Gilligann: I have a hard time imagining I wouldn't want to kill myself if my son died at such a young age.

For some people, their solution is to try their best to live the happy, long life the killers wanted to take from them.

Why give the Nazis what they tried to take from you.

That's a healthy mindset, but some people get trapped in grief. They can no longer produce enough neurotransmitters to get out of bed. Some people have OCD and they get trapped by the the recurring thoughts of their child's death. It happens.


Yep. There was a doc about the daughter of the worst concentration camp commander meeting with a survivor at the commander's old home at the camp.

The survivor's husband committed suicide decades after the war because he just couldn't get away from the memories. Just so incredibly sad that the man got out of the camps alive, came to America, married, raised a family, retired and then just couldn't take it anymore.

Then there was the survivor's boyfriend in the camp, who told her he buried her mother instead of the mother ending up cremated. One day the commandant rode up and asked her where her boyfriend was. She told him where he was and he rode off and shot the boyfriend. She still cried about not knowing how to lie so her boyfriend wouldn't have been shot.
 
2019-03-25 04:02:03 PM  
Well, I mean... Look at our country right now. Just look at it.

We have these mass shootings, and the government (conservatives) refuse to do ANYTHING about it. Not even a cursory look at gun laws. No consideration for mental health care for everyone. And they willfully protect a President who has advocated and suggested acts of violence against people who don't support him and people of color.

And let's talk about him. The conditions that allowed such a fundamentally flawed person to become President are enough to depress anyone, but then here we are years later after numerous scandals that would have buried any Democrat's career and Presidency, and conservatives are still circling the wagons to protect him, because they LIKE the vile things he does. They get a kick out of it.

Which leads to the next thing to consider: Nearly half of the people in this country are apparently far more evil, selfish, greedy, hateful, bigoted, and supportive of fascism than we'd previously guessed (hoped). People who survive a mass shooting look around at the craphole this country has become under the so-called "leadership" of Republicans, and they feel farking hopeless. They feel lost. We're surrounded by not just rotten people, but downright evil people on all sides.

And the bad guys aren't getting punished. Not enough. Not the ones that NEED to be punished and brought down before they drag the rest of us into hell with them.

So when you survive a horrific event like a mass shooting, only to see your fellow Americans treating you and other people like garbage and laughing and gloating about it when they continue to get away with it, I'd imagine the embrace of death starts to look slightly appealing. It's hard to keep fighting and moving forward in a world so full of hate, and when you've already had your very core torn out by an extreme act of violence, there's not much left with which to resist.

All I can say is: Keep going. Hang in there. There will eventually be a new dawn and it will shine light upon the monsters and turn them to stone.
 
2019-03-25 04:02:54 PM  

Oliver Twisted: Thosw: This sounds like Big Fun.

/not at all, actually

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/while looking for the red hair clip


DAMMIT

that song immediately started playing in my head and I didn't even think of it being a reference until your post
 
2019-03-25 04:06:25 PM  

asciibaron: the right of the many is silencing the right of the few.


suppressing* this is a fark gun thread after all
 
2019-03-25 04:09:56 PM  

makerofbadjokes: Well Doc, we either gotta get back into the delorean and make some changes - or we have to do some major work in there here and now.  This timeline doesn't lead to Star Trek and space exploration, it just leads to a cold dead world filled with radiation.


What's wrong with radiation?

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2019-03-25 04:11:44 PM  

Starkaryen: asciibaron: the right of the many is silencing the right of the few.

suppressing* this is a fark gun thread after all


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2019-03-25 04:14:23 PM  
Pushing for better mental health support in schools has a wide-reaching effect on preventing dropouts, improving academics, making schools safer, and making students and employees happier. Not to mention the possible benefit of helping a troubled child work through their issues before they reach the point of deciding that their only option left involves a gun. But this is America, so we must waste years trying to convince the masses who insist that we give everyone a gun, give the belt to students who act up, and give the boot to the troubled kids so they can be someone else's problem. Any idea that doesn't involve one of those is "liberal indoctrination". Our schools could really be so much better if we didn't have to cater to the angry adults who were failed by their own schools.
 
2019-03-25 04:19:18 PM  

gunther_bumpass: makerofbadjokes: Well Doc, we either gotta get back into the delorean and make some changes - or we have to do some major work in there here and now.  This timeline doesn't lead to Star Trek and space exploration, it just leads to a cold dead world filled with radiation.

What's wrong with radiation?

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Pablo Picasso says 'No one ever called me an asshole"
Burning Sensations-"Pablo Picasso" from "Repo Man Soundtrack"
Youtube SGcffXXZYEg


Yes I know the orig is by Modern Lovers, but by itself, that video wouldn't be relevant.
 
2019-03-25 04:21:55 PM  
sort of a perfect storm of too many powerful guns and a lack of broad health coverage and a lack of understanding of mental health.

Perhaps the NRA could throw some of their might towards widespread mental health care for everyone.
 
2019-03-25 04:21:59 PM  
BTW, I just realized that the music in the video ^^ sounds like, I think, Secret Agent Man, maybe by OMD?
More likely I am old and befuddled though.
 
2019-03-25 04:22:36 PM  
I'm not sure which one of the kids it was (I followed quite a few on Twitter in the aftermath, just to keep a check on how they progressed through life since they're at the upper end of the generation containing my children), but he wanted to stop identifying as a survivor of Parkland.  I mean, it's unimaginable to me what these kids went through that day, and what some of the more vocal ones are still going through on the socials.  I pray to God that my kids never have to go through that.
 
2019-03-25 04:25:46 PM  
At what point does it become cruel, selfish, and illogical to implore someone in unbelievable pain to endure it?

Is it not a farce to wave your arms in front of a mountain of bodies and a lake of blood while yelling, "But you have so much to live for!"?

You want people to stop killing themselves?  Build them a world worth living in.
 
2019-03-25 04:33:03 PM  

almejita: BTW, I just realized that the music in the video ^^ sounds like, I think, Secret Agent Man, maybe by OMD?
More likely I am old and befuddled though.


There's a Spanish version of Secret Agent Man in the film - maybe by the Plugz.
 
2019-03-25 04:35:21 PM  

bluorangefyre: I'm not sure which one of the kids it was (I followed quite a few on Twitter in the aftermath, just to keep a check on how they progressed through life since they're at the upper end of the generation containing my children), but he wanted to stop identifying as a survivor of Parkland.  I mean, it's unimaginable to me what these kids went through that day, and what some of the more vocal ones are still going through on the socials.  I pray to God that my kids never have to go through that.


See now, if you armed you kids and gave them body armor, you wouldn't HAVE to pray! Unless you give them Uzis, then THEY would have to 'spray & pray', amirite?

I don't know a whole lot about guns.
But I am funny af.
 
2019-03-25 04:36:26 PM  

Gilligann: I have a hard time imagining I wouldn't want to kill myself if my son died at such a young age.


My childhood best friend OD'd last summer. His dad did a suicide by OD the next day. My buddy was 40. It would be hard no matter the age. I can't even imagine what these kids and families have gone through - first the shooting, then they see the ugliest side of America every day taunting them. Farking sick.
 
2019-03-25 04:37:47 PM  

gunther_bumpass: almejita: BTW, I just realized that the music in the video ^^ sounds like, I think, Secret Agent Man, maybe by OMD?
More likely I am old and befuddled though.

There's a Spanish version of Secret Agent Man in the film - maybe by the Plugz.


For some reason I thought it was Circle Jerks singing 'Noone ever called Pablo Picasso an asshole', whilst dressed in gold coats.  I was wrong.
 
2019-03-25 04:45:10 PM  

Gilligann: I have a hard time imagining I wouldn't want to kill myself if my son died at any age.


FTFY.
 
2019-03-25 04:49:43 PM  

holdmybones: Gilligann: I have a hard time imagining I wouldn't want to kill myself if my son died at such a young age.

My childhood best friend OD'd last summer. His dad did a suicide by OD the next day. My buddy was 40. It would be hard no matter the age. I can't even imagine what these kids and families have gone through - first the shooting, then they see the ugliest side of America every day taunting them. Farking sick.


Don't forget the gun nuts who suddenly became concerned with the mental health of the kids they've been harassing and insulting, because, you know....anything to keep from talking about their farking guns.
 
2019-03-25 04:51:07 PM  

asciibaron: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Kids aren't taught to prepare for watching their buddies explode across their school desks. We used to save that kind of thing for the military, when they got a little older.

i'm surprised everyone hasn't been desensitized to this by now, what with it being a weekly thing now.


I'd imagine the regular events are a bit more intimate in person, rather than as news stories we joke about on the internet.

You know, when you're in the splash zone.

And your best friend is the splash.
 
2019-03-25 04:51:15 PM  

asciibaron: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Kids aren't taught to prepare for watching their buddies explode across their school desks. We used to save that kind of thing for the military, when they got a little older.

i'm surprised everyone hasn't been desensitized to this by now, what with it being a weekly thing now.


For most adults, maybe.

These are (mostly) kids that haven't been desensitized yet.

Hey ammosexuals: fark your guns, fark your feelings. Anyone that has more love for their weaponry than they do humanity should be locked in solitary confinement the rest of their lives.
 
2019-03-25 05:04:04 PM  

AtomicBanana: asciibaron: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Kids aren't taught to prepare for watching their buddies explode across their school desks. We used to save that kind of thing for the military, when they got a little older.

i'm surprised everyone hasn't been desensitized to this by now, what with it being a weekly thing now.

I'd imagine the regular events are a bit more intimate in person, rather than as news stories we joke about on the internet.

You know, when you're in the splash zone.

And your best friend is the splash.


That's why I always wear an overcoat when I'm near a school.  Not a condom your weirdos, and actual overcoat...and rubbers.
 
2019-03-25 05:05:27 PM  

AtomicBanana: asciibaron: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Kids aren't taught to prepare for watching their buddies explode across their school desks. We used to save that kind of thing for the military, when they got a little older.

i'm surprised everyone hasn't been desensitized to this by now, what with it being a weekly thing now.

I'd imagine the regular events are a bit more intimate in person, rather than as news stories we joke about on the internet.

You know, when you're in the splash zone.

And your best friend is the splash.


Or or, check this.  What would your superpower be if the called you 'The Splash'?
 
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