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not surprising at first...
20 killed though apparently
GUNS ARE GOOD!
By the sounds of it, the police have made a massive fuck up.
Apaprently 30 now...
lucky he's living with some silly porn model now
Fox are quoting at least 32.
I just wrote the story on the Al Jazeera English site. Wwe're going with a lower number, but it's going to rise quite substantially, I think. It's still a very cloudy situation.
real classy mr policeman
blame unreal tournament
the high fiving going on in newsrooms around the world
Well, there's no high-fiving here, I can assure you!
Well, what were you suggesting? I'm in a newsroom, after all.
Tell me. I'm intrigued.
specific enough. News broadcasters (is what I meant!) live for days like this.
...I sit just round the corner from the main TV floor and I haven't seen any back-slapping or chants of 'alriiiight!' on my way past.
We're not vultures.
and we can agree to disagree
by the way, but events like these not only obviously equal ratings (esp. in America, but also with commercial stations here)/newspapers sold (and therefore somewhat questioning your assertion that the media dont gain from other's suffering) but the pursuit of the story is often guided with questionable methods, aside from the questionable intentions
Sure, I understand that analysis totally. And to a large extent agree with it. It's clearer than the rather throwaway and basic comment you made earlier. I just had to challenge you.
You initially seemed to paint newsroom staff as cheerleaders for a 'theatre of misery', that's all. I can safely say I have sat here for 2 hours trying my best to present a story from a variety of different sources - WITHOUT over-dramatising the event.
no thats fine, i think i typed it desiring a misunderstanding!
really gives guns a bad name....seriously if the gun laws wern't so relaxed these kind of things would be seriously minimised.
I_Are_Scientist, did you see my demented thread about you yesterday?
Guns have an excellent reputation....
was just about to comment on the whole 'this gives guns a bad name thing' Guns more usually renowned for helping old ladies across the street
If tree covered areas were reduced in size, fewer bears would defecate too.
don't be silly
I see a gun when in my hands a tool in order to achieve a good shot at a target..it's like a sport....my aim is to get the rounds to land closely together....just like in hocky you use a stick in order to get the ball in the back of the goal.
being the head of an enemy soldier. Therefore, NOT GOOD.
surely you would see a gun in your hands are a tool to kill Arabs whilst (hopefully) feeling slightly less remorse
they don't teach us that a weapon is designed to kill arabs...all they teach us is how to use a weapon safely and how to use one very well...they don't even mention war....okay and we learn how to patrol and how to act in open land and FIBIA situations whilst using weapons, but it is not in anyway related to killing arabs.
ENLIGHTEN US PLZ CHRIS.
gone from -
1 the most terrible depraved massacre in recent history
2 actually guns are alright really
3 a bit like hockey sticks
The mechanisms involved, thin elaborate workings within it's TMH. I love stripping cleaning and re-assembling weapons, and i teach it, along with basic weapon wandling.
Also the thirll and exhiliration of shooting on the range....the weapon becomes a part of the body as you have to syncronise your own breathing when you shoot in order to get the best possible grouping.
However, i'm not saying that i like weapons in the respect that they are used to kill people, more from a sportsman, no harm involved kind of way.
that's my view on weapons and i'm not going to change it...I do not think there is anything wrong with using it for sport i.e. not killing using on safe ranges.....it probably holds less risk than horse riding or motor racing.
that I cannot change anything that has happened including war in the past so therfore why can i not find something good from it? I should be able to enjoy a product of war, there's nothing i can do about what's happened in the past so why bother fighting it.
as a luxury, not a neccesity.
You get the point, right?
if some phsyco was were i was they could kill my teacher or best friend....etc but i guess that's a big risk and i see why people do not like weapons and i see why they don't like the way i use them, but it's what i do and that's that.
so why not use of for other things?
but it kind of comes with the territory doesnt it? Major technological advances have always required a reason (war), thats the way its always been. Thats not to say you cant have a problem with it of course.
are nice and people are kind
is the moral here
It's the people that use them that's the problem.
People will always be trying to kill each other with one weapon or another, which is just a sad fact.
It's just wrong that guns are handed out freely to nutcases under the guise of "defence".
Seriously, who would need an uzi to defend themselves from a mugger?
And for the record, Chris_is_cool with a weapon of any sort frightens me more than the thought of immenent nuclear holocaust.
friends and family etc. When i have a weapon or in any military situation i am thoroughly switched on....i'm not even joking it's the most serious i ever am.I have been taught how to safely use a weapon and i realise how dangerous they can be, especially after i got shot with a blank round by some idiot and severly burnt my arm.
If i had the capability to kill someone at the pull of a trigger. Sad thing is, our country needs people to follow orders whether they agree with them or not.
If i get told to do something at school i fucking do it. Whether this is by a teacher, military personnel or when i was younger an older pupil, there were so many ways they could punish you that was allowed by the school..now i'm a sixth form i am allowed to punish younger boys in many different harsh ways.
I find it odd that you're happy just to accept what they tell you, all the time knowing that theyre brainwashing you.
Why anyone would want to be a soldier is beyond me.
that said, I have a feeling in my mid twenties im gonna have a crisis, and bored with my life and general apathy, join the army for a bit of excitement
if they say run i run, if they say do this i'll do whatever it is. But the punishments are, well i'm not sure what to think of giving them, oh and this isn't a choice I have to do it..if i'm on duty or in traininf (as i am a sargent) I have to punish people or when i'm on duty in the house i have to punish the ounger pupils who have been written in the fatigue book.
like a bad job etc..if someone does something wrong like wear there shoes in the house they get 30 minutes taken from them on the weekend and have to do any job i say, this could be to pick up litter, hoover, but there are other things that can be done which i usually make them do when im angry...once i upturnes 6 book cases and said 'alphabetical order and within each letter size order...go' and i shouted it...not proud of things like that...in CCF i can make people run, do press ups, even massgae me!
shoes in the dayroom mainly, not doing your job in the morning, getting up/going to bed on time.
mechanisms which elaborate workings which are good for stripping which aren't made for killing people.
Including but not limited to steam engines and the female body.
but it wouldn't interest me...mainly because weather i like it or not i am extremely good with a weapon and i started using them at the age of 13 and back then i was all commando and found it like a comic or action movie. I had no time to think about anything else...if there's one thing i could change at school is the age they start training you with weapons..i think year 11...not year 9? the year 7 and 8 pupils have 2 lessons a week in the indoor range firing .22 which is not good either.
i've only ever seen one person refuse to shoot at school and they were shouted at sooo much, he didn't like having the power to kill as his dad was recently killed in czech republic thrown form a helicopter...i really felt for him...and i shared a study with him...just me and him...it was upsetting.
continues to ask this American kid on the phone questions despite that he's pretty much close to breaking down in tears....his voice is getting more and more cracked and he KEEPS asking him questions.