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    Re: Mass stabbing at US school.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Again, how many escaped the Bushmaster at Sandy Hook?
    All but the 20 who didn't.

    Were the kids in PA able to run from the knife?

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    Re: Mass stabbing at US school.

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So a tragedy is is judged by the number of people die who via gunshots?
    No, we generally measure tragedies by the number of lives lost. A single person plane crash is very sad. A 747 plane crash is a tragedy.
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    Re: Mass stabbing at US school.

    Someone around page 4 brought up the "mental illness" meme when discussing mass attacks like this. There is an urge felt by many to label aberrant behavior like this as "other". To suggest that there is some kind of tell that a person is different from everyone else and will do this sort of thing. That's really not the case. Regular people do terrible things when they hit a breaking point. There is no gene to test for, there is no nervous habit to diagnose, there is no demographic to segregate away from "normal" people. It is there in all of us, even if we'd like to deny that, and we'll never be able to help people cope with the problems that lead them to these kinds of acts if we start with the position that there is something wrong with them.
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    Re: Mass stabbing at US school.

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    All but the 20 who didn't.

    Were the kids in PA able to run from the knife?
    NO, he actually killed everybody he was able to get to. It was in all the newspapers. Try reading them.
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    Re: Mass stabbing at US school.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Again, how many escaped the Bushmaster at Sandy Hook?
    A whole lot 300 -400 I don't know how big the school is. So those poor soles don't count?
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    If certain gun guys are insulted by that? Good, they should be ashamed: the rest of US are sick and tired of having our intelligence insulted[/i].



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    Re: Mass stabbing at US school.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    No, we generally measure tragedies by the number of lives lost. A single person plane crash is very sad. A 747 plane crash is a tragedy.
    No, it's a tragedy regardless of how many people die.

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    Re: Mass stabbing at US school.

    Quote Originally Posted by MACS-24 View Post
    Sick! But they will never be the same which for some could possibly be worse.
    Nonsense. Being alive as a child is always better than being dead.
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    Re: Mass stabbing at US school.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    NO, he actually killed everybody he was able to get to. It was in all the newspapers. Try reading them.
    Except for the one child who was in the classroom who pretended to be dead, and the half a dozen or so who escaped from the other classroom by running out of it.

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    Re: Mass stabbing at US school.

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    No, it's a tragedy regardless of how many people die.
    So, in your world, having kids stabbed but not killed is just as big a tragedy as having kids cut to pieces by a semi automatic rifle? Interesting.
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    Re: Mass stabbing at US school.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Nonsense. Being alive as a child is always better than being dead.
    I was hoping that you thought so. Your posts suggested otherwise.

    Not all young children cope the same with trauma. Some will have severe issues after this that can lead to depression and thoughts of suicide. HAve you ever heard about the survivor syndrome?
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    If certain gun guys are insulted by that? Good, they should be ashamed: the rest of US are sick and tired of having our intelligence insulted[/i].



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