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Re: Another Shooter
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2016, 02:02:52 PM »
His wife does not have to do it.  She can choose to not vote this time around.  The lesser evil argument makes no sense this time as neither candidate will be working for the national interest.

And with that I shall hit POST and now with 1000 posts my WAITPERSON status should be toast!  Unless I need 1001.
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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2016, 02:11:46 PM »
His wife does not have to do it.  She can choose to not vote this time around.  The lesser evil argument makes no sense this time as neither candidate will be working for the national interest.

And with that I shall hit POST and now with 1000 posts my WAITPERSON status should be toast!  Unless I need 1001.

Kudos on your promotion KD.  Master Chef is just around the corner!

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Re: Another Shooter
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2016, 02:14:30 PM »
Congratulations, and thanks for all the good conversations.
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Re: Another Shooter
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2016, 02:24:58 PM »
Here's why some of the discussion here is probably off course.

Look at the entry for the shooting in question.:

http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/reports/mass-shooting

Killed, 2

Injured 19

That second number makes this big news any way you slice it.  Scroll down and click through and you'll see how very uncommon this event was.
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« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2016, 02:52:02 PM »
Latest data for Ft. Myers, FL (seems to be) 2 dead and 19 injured.

What's very odd about this is that it actually doesn't meet the criteria for "mass shooting" which is in use by the FBI, and which is the generally accepted  definition of mass shooting.

Wikipedia says, "A mass shooting is an incident involving multiple victims of gun violence.[1] The United States' Congressional Research Service acknowledges that there is not a broadly accepted definition, and defines a "public mass shooting"[2] as one in which four or more people selected indiscriminately, not including the perpetrator, are killed, echoing the FBI definition...."

Only two people were killed in Ft. Myers (by the latest available count. Surely there are others who may die in the hospital).  But look at data and statistics on random, multi-party shootings and you will quickly realize that this SHOULD count as a mass shooting -- because there were 19 injured in the event.  That's mass enough for me! What if 1,000 people are shot and only one dies, is that not a mass shooting?  Shootings which injure this many people are very uncommon, statistically.
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« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2016, 03:48:24 PM »
His wife does not have to do it.  She can choose to not vote this time around.  The lesser evil argument makes no sense this time as neither candidate will be working for the national interest.

And with that I shall hit POST and now with 1000 posts my WAITPERSON status should be toast!  Unless I need 1001.

Kudos on your promotion KD.  Master Chef is just around the corner!

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« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2016, 04:23:11 PM »
His wife does not have to do it.  She can choose to not vote this time around.  The lesser evil argument makes no sense this time as neither candidate will be working for the national interest.

And with that I shall hit POST and now with 1000 posts my WAITPERSON status should be toast!  Unless I need 1001.

Kudos on your promotion KD.  Master Chef is just around the corner!

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American Express Black card, don't let RE stiff you on this ......

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