Moderator's Warning: Alright, this is a big story that's getting a lot of attention now so let me make this clear for the sake of the thread.
Moving forward at this time, this thread is for discussing the event that is occuring. SPECIFICALLY discussing the event that is occuring.
Anyone attempting to use this event to make political points about ANY other issue that isn't EXTREMELY related DIRECTLY to this event will be thread banned. Similarly, anyone derailing the thread by spending entire posts griping about what other people say, without actually discussing the story, will be thread banned.
Situations like this get everyone on edge and it's understandable. But lets keep this thread focused ON TOPIC. If you want to rant about someones reaction, you have the basement. If you want to make tangental political points, start a thread in a different section.
My opponent is a liar, and he can not be trusted
This election began like a car wreck; a bad thing, but I couldn't help but look away. It's now more like a beheading video; a sickening display where I can't hit the red X fast enough.
"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
wondering how long it would take the CT people to jump all over this
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
No, we are not a third world country, and we are far from lawless. Generally speaking, most crime and violence has been trending downward for about 40 years.
However, there are always nuts, or fanatics, or politically-motivated extremists, who can justify to themselves the harm and killing of people we would consider "innocent" for their purposes, and short of a police state it is very hard to stop them all.
Personally I'd rather accept a certain level of violence than live in a police state.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
It appears no one has taken responsibility yet (unless the press is sitting on that pursuant to a law enforcement request), which is odd since terrorists tend to do that immediately to avoid some other group getting credit. The whole point of terror is to take credit.