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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    He must have had the worst friends ever. I mean how do you NOT notice stuff like this.
    I hope all the families find peace, and those injured heal fully.

    People noticed. Sadly, not enough was done, and the question is, how do you know when some moron is just being a pothead moron, and when do you know if he is near the tipping point of doing something vile? In most cases you cannot, until it is too late.

    "He was one of the last kids tocome in, and he sat down and almost immediately started laughing to himself in a way that was just kind of creepy," a classmate, Alex Kotonias, 20, told USA Today.

    "As soon as the teacher started going over the syllabus, he had this outburst out of nowhere, didn't even raise his hand, and started asking the teacher some sort of weird questions about whether he believed in mind control."

    Adjunct Prof. Ben McGahee, 28, worried about violence. "I remember going home and thinking to myself, 'Is he going to bring a weapon to class?'" he told USA Today.

    Lynda Sorenson, 52, who was in McGahee's basic algebra class with Loughner, expressed similar fears in emails to friends, The Washington Post reports.

    Adjunct Prof. Ben McGahee, 28, worried about violence. "I remember going home and thinking to myself, 'Is he going to bring a weapon to class?'" he told USA Today.

    Lynda Sorenson, 52, who was in McGahee's basic algebra class with Loughner, expressed similar fears in emails to friends, The Washington Post reports.

    On June 14, she wrote: "We have a mentally unstable person in the class that scares the living crap out of me. He is one of those whose picture you see on the news, after he has come into class with an automatic weapon. Everyone interviewed would say, 'Yeah, he was in my math class and he was really weird.' I sit by the door with my purse handy."

    In September, college officials sent campus police officers to Loughner's home, where he lives with his parents, with a letter informing him he could not return without a mental health professional's written assurance that hispresence at college would "notpresent a danger to himself or others."

    "It was obvious to everyone that Jared wasn't a normal guy,"said neighbor Anthony Woods, 19.

    Read more: Gabrielle Giffords shooting: Frightening, twisted shrine in Arizona killer Jared Lee Loughner's yard
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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

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    And another one down, another one down, another one bites the dust.

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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Obama rightly called for a moment of silence today for the victims and their families.

    He didn't do that for the victims of Fort Hood.

    Kinda strange.

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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Obama rightly called for a moment of silence today for the victims and their families.

    He didn't do that for the victims of Fort Hood.

    Kinda strange.
    Soldiers are expected to die at gunpoint. Not civies.

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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    According to today's NBC evening news, the shooting was politically motivated.

    According to the report, Laughner allegedly met Congresswoman Gifford in 2007 and disagreed with her politics. Furtheremore, according to the report Laughner planned on assasinating Gifford then killing himself. Police say he had atleast 90 rounds of ammo with him when he went on his shooting rampage.

    I know alot of people would like to believe this just some deranged man who happened to not like the Congresswoman's views, but the political rhetoric has been brewing to a fever pitch for 2-years now. IMO, and I said as much not long ago, it was just a matter of time before someone believed the rhetoric and took matters into their own hands.

    So sad...

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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    According to today's NBC evening news, the shooting was politically motivated.

    According to the report, Laughner allegedly met Congresswoman Gifford in 2007 and disagreed with her politics. Furtheremore, according to the report Laughner planned on assasinating Gifford then killing himself. Police say he had atleast 90 rounds of ammo with him when he went on his shooting rampage.

    I know alot of people would like to believe this just some deranged man who happened to not like the Congresswoman's views, but the political rhetoric has been brewing to a fever pitch for 2-years now. IMO, and I said as much not long ago, it was just a matter of time before someone believed the rhetoric and took matters into their own hands.

    So sad...
    And yet what about her politics didn't he like?

    Oh I see you don't mention that. You're attempting to portray him as a rightwing fanatic bent on killing some liberal politician.

    Oh but wait, she's one of the more BLUE DOG Conservative Dems. Hmmm...

    And his hate for her?

    By Joe Brooks
    (WIREUPDATE) — A person who knew gunman Jared Lee Loughner said he met with Congresswoman Giffords at least once in the past. Caitie Parker, a high school friend of the shooter, said Loughner told her about meeting the Congresswomen once in 2007.
    “He was a political radical. He met Giffords once before in 2007. He asked her a question and he told me she was ‘stupid and unintelligent.’ Parker wrote on her Twitter account.

    “He was a pot head and into rock, like Hendrix, The Doors, Anti-Flag. I haven’t seen him in person since 2007 in a sign language class. As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal and oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy. He had a lot of friends until he got alcohol poisoning in 2006 and dropped out of school. Mainly a loner, very philosophical,” she wrote.
    According to BNO News, Loughner was placed into custody after shooting at least 18 people, six of whom have died.
    Jared Lee Loughner reportedly met with Congresswoman Giffords before tragic shooting Breaking News | Wire Update News | News Wires -

    Not looking good for your thinking there buddy.
    BY SAM STANTON

    MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS

    TUCSON, Ariz. -- There's mounting evidence that the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wasn't a political act but a plan by a disturbed high school dropout who had few friends and no clear agenda.
    Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said in an interview Monday, however, that Jared Lee Loughner "targeted the congresswoman specifically; there's considerable evidence to substantiate that."
    As more details surface about the background of 22-year-old Loughner, who made his initial court appearance in Phoenix Monday, debate raged over the toxic level of politics in Arizona and whether the state's gun laws will become even more lenient.


    Read more: Sheriff: Loughner targeted Giffords, but not over politics - Nation AP - MiamiHerald.com
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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    this is some good news for a change.

    <Congresswoman raises 2 fingers, gives thumbs-up>

    <TUCSON, Ariz. – Doctors treating Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said Monday the congresswoman was responding to verbal commands by raising two fingers of her left hand and even managed to give a thumbs-up.>

    Congresswoman raises 2 fingers, gives thumbs-up - Yahoo! News
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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    Soldiers are expected to die at gunpoint.
    at the soldiers' readiness center at fort hood, texas?!

    i'm stunned!

    american servicemembers are EXPECTED to be gunned down?

    i am sincerely stunned by your cavalier dismissal of this horrible, hateful hit

    pray for ms giffords, the other victims in tucson, their families

    pray for the 13 martyred and the 30 others wounded on nov, 5, 2009

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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Obama rightly called for a moment of silence today for the victims and their families.

    He didn't do that for the victims of Fort Hood.

    Kinda strange.
    you're pissed that Obama is being respectful?

    the military commanders called for a moment of silence on behalf of Ft Hood within 24 hours of the event.

    if Obama had subsequently called for a moment of silence, no doubt you would have accused him then of political opportunism. there's no pleasing some people.

    Global Moment of Silence for Ft. Hood Victims - TVNewser
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