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Re: PUAHate shooting incident
« Reply #120 on: May 31, 2014, 02:25:15 pm »
Side note, I love a mass shooting being referred to as an "incident." Like the time you left a floater in the toilet bowl at work or when crazy old Larry vented a little at his boss. This isn't to disparage anyone, but goddamn, we're so used to talking about killing sprees that they're fucking "incidents."

Two days ago I saw the onions news article title about this: ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens
It was funny, if a little grim. Calling them "incident's" is one step away from the onions stupid title being used genuinely instead of for comedic effect.

And in other news today, we had another little gun related "whoopsie" - 7 dead. This follows last week's firearm "uh-oh" that was thankfully only six.

Do you have a link? I haven't heard anything about this, nor can I find it on the news.
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Re: PUAHate shooting incident
« Reply #121 on: May 31, 2014, 02:36:15 pm »
Side note, I love a mass shooting being referred to as an "incident." Like the time you left a floater in the toilet bowl at work or when crazy old Larry vented a little at his boss. This isn't to disparage anyone, but goddamn, we're so used to talking about killing sprees that they're fucking "incidents."

Two days ago I saw the onions news article title about this: ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens
It was funny, if a little grim. Calling them "incident's" is one step away from the onions stupid title being used genuinely instead of for comedic effect.

And in other news today, we had another little gun related "whoopsie" - 7 dead. This follows last week's firearm "uh-oh" that was thankfully only six.

Do you have a link? I haven't heard anything about this, nor can I find it on the news.

To The Onion article? Because my little blurb there was just me taking the piss.
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« Reply #122 on: May 31, 2014, 03:26:00 pm »
I cant find the news about 7 people being killed either.  I hit up Google news and got 3 in South Carolina...where did this shooting happen?
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« Reply #123 on: May 31, 2014, 04:41:05 pm »
Okay, sorry, I was being unclear.

This:


And in other news today, we had another little gun related "whoopsie" - 7 dead. This follows last week's firearm "uh-oh" that was thankfully only six.

I was riffing on the progression of mass shooting becoming so common that they're incidental. Neither of those things I mentioned happened.
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« Reply #124 on: May 31, 2014, 04:41:59 pm »
Ah, gotcha.

In my defense, I did work an overnight shift, and only woke up 2 hours ago. 
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Re: PUAHate shooting incident
« Reply #125 on: May 31, 2014, 06:18:40 pm »
CPD, I offer a non-threatening platonic hug of comfort and gratitude. You've gone through a bunch of shit that would break most people, and have turned out to be an above-average human.
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Re: PUAHate shooting incident
« Reply #126 on: May 31, 2014, 08:35:10 pm »
Okay, sorry, I was being unclear.

This:


And in other news today, we had another little gun related "whoopsie" - 7 dead. This follows last week's firearm "uh-oh" that was thankfully only six.

I was riffing on the progression of mass shooting becoming so common that they're incidental. Neither of those things I mentioned happened.


Oh, gotcha... in that context, it's pretty funny.  :lol: And it's kind of sad that my assumption was that you were talking about actual news.
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“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
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« Reply #127 on: May 31, 2014, 08:36:49 pm »
CPD, I offer a non-threatening platonic hug of comfort and gratitude. You've gone through a bunch of shit that would break most people, and have turned out to be an above-average human.

I'm so fascinated by that particular phenomenon; some people go through a lot of bullshit and turn out a little worn around the edges but fundamentally decent solid people, and others can go through a similar experience and turn out abusive assholes who perpetuate the bullshit.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku

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« Reply #128 on: June 01, 2014, 01:27:02 am »
CPD, I offer a non-threatening platonic hug of comfort and gratitude. You've gone through a bunch of shit that would break most people, and have turned out to be an above-average human.

I appreciate that, LMNO. Thank you.
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« Reply #129 on: June 01, 2014, 01:32:03 am »
CPD, I offer a non-threatening platonic hug of comfort and gratitude. You've gone through a bunch of shit that would break most people, and have turned out to be an above-average human.

I'm so fascinated by that particular phenomenon; some people go through a lot of bullshit and turn out a little worn around the edges but fundamentally decent solid people, and others can go through a similar experience and turn out abusive assholes who perpetuate the bullshit.

Yeah. My three brothers are alcoholics and very abusive. To the point of beating up my mom on occasion. I think they're better than my parents were, for a given value of 'better', but they still live at home off and on so I don't know how that's working out. I cut off all contact except for three or four texts a year, about 12 years ago. Which none of them can understand.

The line that makes or breaks the average person seems like such an ephemeral filament when I try to pin it down.
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« Reply #130 on: June 01, 2014, 02:33:45 am »
CPD, I offer a non-threatening platonic hug of comfort and gratitude. You've gone through a bunch of shit that would break most people, and have turned out to be an above-average human.

I'm so fascinated by that particular phenomenon; some people go through a lot of bullshit and turn out a little worn around the edges but fundamentally decent solid people, and others can go through a similar experience and turn out abusive assholes who perpetuate the bullshit.

Yeah. My three brothers are alcoholics and very abusive. To the point of beating up my mom on occasion. I think they're better than my parents were, for a given value of 'better', but they still live at home off and on so I don't know how that's working out. I cut off all contact except for three or four texts a year, about 12 years ago. Which none of them can understand.

The line that makes or breaks the average person seems like such an ephemeral filament when I try to pin it down.

Yeah, I have a couple of pretty fucked-up family members too, and neither of them can understand why people just sort of back away after a while. Both very intelligent and charismatic, as well as very self-centered and drama-making. And everything is ALWAYS someone else's fault.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku

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Re: PUAHate shooting incident
« Reply #131 on: June 01, 2014, 06:12:08 am »
I think it's something that's probably not a conscious decision for most. Everyone responds to any negative stimulus by engaging coping mechanisms. While we can argue til he cows come home about good and bad strategies, the brain generally doesn't, it just grabs the nearest and, if it helps alleviate the effects of the stimulus, it gets the gig.

The sad fact of the matter is that both avenues (becoming a better person and becoming a dick) can lead to a perceived alleviation. It's a crapshoot. Good support would make all the difference but, in the absence of good support, luck, intelligence and a strong sense of self awareness are probably the main deciders.
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