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Has anyone noticed??

DaedalusHKX (660194) writes | more than 6 years ago

The Media 5

There have been 3 mass shootings in the last week (at least the ones being reported by the press)... what is being debated on the back pages??? The Supreme Court is debating whether "the People's right to keep and bear arms" actually means "the People's right to keep and bear arms" or if it means "the Government's Goons right to bear arms and keep them from the People."

There have been 3 mass shootings in the last week (at least the ones being reported by the press)... what is being debated on the back pages??? The Supreme Court is debating whether "the People's right to keep and bear arms" actually means "the People's right to keep and bear arms" or if it means "the Government's Goons right to bear arms and keep them from the People."

Its just like it happened before the Democrat Congress sweep. It looked like the Iraq war alone might not get all the Demoncrats elected... so there were a good half dozen UGLY shootings right before the elections, ramped up and cut off RIGHT before the elections. Democrats went in, and we never heard another shooting again.

Also, is it not curious how all these "Cho Seung Hui" types tend to always follow the proper formula from The Manchurian Candidate? They shoot someone or a bunch of someones and then they give the gun a blowjob? The few that do not, end up vanishing or being "murdered" while in prison. Always before they can talk... remember McVeigh? Remember Oswald?

This shit is becoming so predictable it is amazing that nobody's noticing in the media and that the masses are still so easy to sway when the pattern is so blatantly obvious (it is yet more scary since so many geeks and hacker types who normally oppose government abuse, miss this thing and continue to support socialists and gun control, no differently than the freedom types continue to support organized religion and authoritarian armed forces, whether they be police or armies.)

I predict that if HR 1022 goes up for vote (the massive gun ban proposed last year and brought up for debate) there will be a rash of shootings that will make Columbine and Virginia Tech look like a paintball tourney. And I can pretty much bet 1:100 odds that the authorities will A, be late, and B, find a way to NOT get near the shooter until AFTER the color corrected damage has been done and filmed. Afterwards, the gun control measure will be rammed down the throat of the People, by Congress and regardless of how the results turn out, I can guarantee that no matter where those shootings take place, it will be in a "gun free zone" and yet NOBODY among the cattle will so much as notice.

WTF? Why do these things NEVER occur at shooting ranges or military facilities or even cop shops?

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A bumper sticker to consider: (1)

RM6f9 (825298) | more than 6 years ago | (#21652043)

"Freedom wasn't won with registered guns"
I'm with Bill Hicks on this issue: If you absolutely *must* grab a gun and start killing, show some taste! Show some discrimination and judgment, please. I wonder how deeply they'll try to bury the numbers concerning how these shootings only occur in places where draconian gun control laws are already in effect, whereas open carry states like AZ have some of the lowest per capita gun related crime percentages in the world.

Re:A bumper sticker to consider: (1)

DaedalusHKX (660194) | more than 6 years ago | (#21655337)

"Freedom wasn't won with registered guns"

That IS good. Thanks.

Yes, you've got it (1)

squiggleslash (241428) | more than 6 years ago | (#21665237)

The liberals have been kidnapping young college students, brainwashing them, giving them guns, and then when an election comes the operative's phone rings, the words "The woods are lovely, dark and deep/But I have promises to keep/Miles to go before we sleep"* are spoken, and next moment, carnage.

And to imagine there are people out there who still think that we live in an incredibly diverse population with a few people who simply aren't that stable. What idiots!

* Ok, different movie, but you get the idea.

Re:Yes, you've got it (1)

DaedalusHKX (660194) | more than 6 years ago | (#21666019)

Then explain why there's so many of these occurring (even by record, not just media attention) ONLY when such important bills are on the table OR when an election is close? Why then and not some other time? Why is it that the moment something happens, there is a fully drafted, 700 page gun ban or restriction legislation already printed and with copies? How the hell do they "respond" to a shooting with such long bills unless they were premeditated, pre drafted and pre printed, and were just waiting for the right "pearl harbor" so to speak.

Orwell had it right. Sometimes, the conspiracy is so encompassing, that it is hard to believe that it could be real. Many ask "how could they hide it"... in fact they haven't. And when they do hide it from underlings, they rarely have to do much, all that needs be is that those at the top of organizations assign tasks to those least likely to ask questions (you only need a sheriff in a precinct, or a few bureaucrats here and there who make key decisions). Afterwards, the next level on down can ask all the questions it wants. Often, questions engender loss of job... or at best, promotions when all the right questions are asked. You don't need to control all the deputies, or all the newscasters, all you need is Rupert Murdoch, and the Sheriff... all the deputies follow orders or lose their jobs, and all the anchors avoid taboo stories or have their office sex scandal or anti-semitic comments aired for the public to hear. True or not, blackmail is commonplace. Bribery of all sorts is even more common place. Why do you think most people settle. Take 5 million or risk losing it to get at justice in a system that can't offer it? Anyone with any kind of intelligence would rather take the 5 million, and write a book about the subject, rather than die a bloody death (like one David Koresh) clinging to the fact that he was framed, demonized and finally butchered along with his congregation. The system is rigged to frame innocents of whatever the latest "prohibition" subject is, be it, guns, alcohol or drugs, or kinky sex... The majority then thinks the writer who took the bribe (ahem... "settlement") and lived to tell the tale is a scumbag, or a patriot who betrayed his principles, and discounts everything he says, while he walks off with cash, passes off the message in a book only a thousand people will buy and read, and spends the remainder of his life romancing Norse beauties, hunting reindeer in Sweden and skiing in Norway, all with a clear conscience that those who are ready will be reached by the message whether from him or from others in similar predicaments. Meanwhile those who "fought the good fight" got butchered and their message died with them (as did whatever interpretation of the Bible Koresh was working on at the time of his execution by chemical fire.)

As for hiding in plain sight... The clues are all over, several have confessed up to it in clear, printed word (David Rockefeller, yes THAT David Rockefeller, even said it clearly in his autobiography/memoirs, and yet, everyone discounts it as "impossible".) The patterns are visible, the players hide in plain sight (or rather are neatly avoided by media attention most of the time), and every time they think up a new tyranny, they offer individuals a chance to opt out, no joke, they always offer you the chance, opt out without trying to burn down the playground, and they let you out, try to burn down the playground, and rot in prison or die when their enforcers kick in your door on some trumped up charge. And the masses continue to bleat for more, rather than taking the "none of the above" door. If given the choice to eat one of two poisoned meals or leave the room and seek one's own food, the masses predictably and each time have chosen to eat the poison meals. The few that leave and call out from outside the door "hey there's food out here, they're dining like rangers, but eating healthy food" are being called "nutbags, loons, tin foil hat types".

That's why I can talk about this without being afraid. None of what I say makes enough difference to burn down the playground. Hell, even publishing a book that links it all together won't bring down the playground. Several good books on every facet of this subject have been written, some loony, some very cold and clear, yet none have stopped Hobbes' Leviathan from doing its thing and growing bigger. For every one that steps off the playground, another thousand walk in of their own free will thinking its a good place to play at someone else's expense, without realizing that someday, someone will be playing at THEIR expense. Enjoy the playground, gentlemen, it was made to order for each of you who want to be on it.

Re:Yes, you've got it (1)

squiggleslash (241428) | more than 6 years ago | (#21671771)

Then explain why there's so many of these occurring (even by record, not just media attention) ONLY when such important bills are on the table OR when an election is close?

So many? These seem to occur once every year or two, I'm not noticing any sudden increase in the number of late. And given Presidential electioneering starts about two years before the actual election, every time someone goes postal there's a 50% chance of it occurring "when an election is close". As discussions about gun-control haven't ceased in the last 9 years I've been in the US, I'd expect it to be close to impossible for someone to go postal and there not to be a gun-control measure being discussed at the same time.

Here's a suggestion: stop looking for patterns, because if you look hard enough, you'll find them. You'll find that Kelloggs releases new Pop-Tart flavours that are a little more heavy in sugar than normal during election season. You'll find that there are some unusual irregularities going on in the stock market in the month before every major terrorist incident. You'll find that there are massive oil price rises whenever a Democrat visits Israel. You'll find a school board firing someone for advocating evolution whenever Huckabee mentions he's a Christian.

And, of course, you'll find all those things go on when none of the associated events happen too. But perhaps they'd be 2% less likely to happen, which would be well within the margin of error, but would convince you a pattern, nonetheless, exists.

Of course, in this instance, if someone is trying to push a bill through Congress that happens to restrict gun sales, and someone goes postal at the same time, then, yes, the politician will make capital from it. You'd expect that to happen. That doesn't mean the politician, or those promoting the bill, brainwashed some kid into killing a bunch of people and then committing suicide. It means shit happens, and when it does, there'll always be someone who can exploit the event. If America in general was as pro-gun as the NRA likes to believe it is, we'd see gun manufacturers exploiting these events instead, selling guns to teens or mall shoppers so they can protect themselves from other gun-wielding students or shoppers. Perhaps someone somewhere would be writing a JE on how Colt "obviously" brainwashed the maniac. And that someone would be equally as wrong as you.

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