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Would you accept a complete news blackout on this Conn. shooting?

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  1. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Well-Known Member VIP

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    Or do you need as much information as you can get?


    IMHO, I'd be totally fine if I didn't hear another word about this incident. Whats done is done, and there is no one in custody. It's over. Let the people heal as best they can now.

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  2. Slippy

    Slippy Well-Known Member VIP

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    We got a letter home from school today, advising us on how to "help our children deal with this".

    I'm Canadian.
     
  3. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Well-Known Member VIP

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    A friend of mine said he was talking to a friend of his in Taiwan, and that this is major news over there.
     
  4. BaddFunn

    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    No. A news blackout is sort of like a cover up. Just change the channel.
     
  5. SIPAWITZ

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    no shit, what kind of idiot cant figure this out?

    oh, sorry its the welfare queens thread
     
  6. BaddFunn

    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    I thought they should never identify the shooters in these mass killings to prevent them from becoming infamous, but people need to know.
     
  7. fenderbaum

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    Emotions transcend borders slip.
     
  8. fenderbaum

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    Agreed, they do not show a person who jumps onto the field at a ball game, yet they make (albeit infamous) heroes of these sorts.
     
  9. fenderbaum

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    I cannot watch anymore, it is far too sad.

    Their constant reporting does absolutely nothing positive.
     
  10. SIPAWITZ

    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Gold

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    "hi im dave, the welfare queen..... and im to stupid to change the channel on my TV im gonna make a thread and pout about the coverage"
     
  11. cheezedbyfate

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    how did you explain that to the children?
     
  12. Babs

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    Please god yes!!!
     
  13. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday Meh Gold

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    :giggle:

    Turn off the TV Dave.

    Go outside. :woah:
     
  14. Dick Gozinya

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    Before the internet, people waited for information. The way Fox News slapped any old shit up there on Friday, we were all better off waiting anyway.
     
  15. Dick Gozinya

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    Chuckie'll do it. :coffee:
     
  16. Slippy

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    It bothered me. This isn't the first or 5th school shooting...just the first time OUR kids got a letter home about it.

    I tried to figure out why it bothered me so much...likely 'cause I would not have chosen to let them know. Perhaps because it offended me that they think we needed other sources to help them, 'cause we're too stupid as parents to do it on our own? However, as was pointed out to me, it's in their faces via social media whether I like it or not, so best to address it.
     
  17. MatthewT

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    pretty sure we were part of the problem the other day :coffee:
     
  18. Slippy

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    They were at their dad's for the weekend. They have Ipads. They knew all about it when they got home on Sunday. Much like in Newtown, our kids have been taught "safety precautions" in the event that it hits their school. Get under the desk and put your hands over your heads.

    Like that would've saved those poor babies.

    I simply told them there was lots of bad people in the world. We can't live our lives in fear though, we still keep going through life. :dontknow: WTF else do you say to children about something so unpredictable, and horrific?
     
  19. cheezedbyfate

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    no..not that silly...how did you explain being canadian?did they forgive you?
     
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