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Orlando shooting thread
« on: June 12, 2016, 05:51:32 pm »
I suppose we should have one.

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Re: Orlando shooting thread
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2016, 06:22:48 pm »
This one is hitting me particularly hard.

Not to dictate, but perhaps this thread can be a record of the most factual and accurate reporting, rather than a fetid swamp of homophobic public figures posting bullshit?

At least for a few days. 

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Re: Orlando shooting thread
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2016, 06:27:19 pm »
Seconding that request.  If we have screencaps of such things, please instead post them to the Political Pictures thread.

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Re: Orlando shooting thread
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2016, 07:35:50 pm »
Jesus. Do yourselves a favor and don't click the links to the live feeds. Especially the live blogs from inside the club as it was happening. Fucking nightmare fuel. I started just bawling uncontrollably at one point and had to go take a shower. It's that bad.
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Re: Orlando shooting thread
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2016, 09:52:04 pm »
I have a friend missing right now.

Every time somebody posts something politicizing this, my anger grows exponentially. I feel as if I'm going to unleash a rain of fire on Facebook so hard I'll be banned from the internet for life.
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Re: Orlando shooting thread
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2016, 11:48:11 pm »
I have a friend missing right now.

Every time somebody posts something politicizing this, my anger grows exponentially. I feel as if I'm going to unleash a rain of fire on Facebook so hard I'll be banned from the internet for life.

Very sorry to hear this. I hope they're ok.

I just heard my coworker saying he over-heard one of his customers arguing with another customer about whether or not the whole thing was an inside job/hoax. I honestly don't even know what to say to shit like that.
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Re: Orlando shooting thread
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2016, 11:54:07 pm »
I'm sorry Suu.

I have shit to do today. I can't this. My cousins are in Orlando but none of them are gaybar types and all are accounted for anyway. Just, fuck. Forever.
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Re: Orlando shooting thread
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2016, 02:15:24 am »
Friend accounted for. It was a communications breakdown, and his cellphone died for other reasons, like they do. He's fine. I've been on the edge of sick to my stomach all day, though. *sigh*
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Re: Orlando shooting thread
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2016, 05:17:51 am »
A Muslim man attacking a gay club on Latino night is the most twisted take on the American dream you can think of. It's what we are now, a 21st century melting pot of hate and tragedy. There's something terribly wrong with us and we all seem to agree on that alone and will eat each other to prove it.
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Re: Orlando shooting thread
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2016, 05:49:17 am »
A Muslim man attacking a gay club on Latino night is the most twisted take on the American dream you can think of. It's what we are now, a 21st century melting pot of hate and tragedy. There's something terribly wrong with us and we all seem to agree on that alone and will eat each other to prove it.

This is really the best thing I've read all day.
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Re: Orlando shooting thread
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2016, 09:27:15 am »
Jesus. Do yourselves a favor and don't click the links to the live feeds. Especially the live blogs from inside the club as it was happening. Fucking nightmare fuel. I started just bawling uncontrollably at one point and had to go take a shower. It's that bad.

I have to say, I've been considering it.

However, I will wait until I've actually slept first.  I mostly want to see if the claims the gunman (via everyone's favourite IRA sympathizer, Peter King) had training have any credence.

Chances are, in addition to being horrific, the footage won't be that good of the gunman himself anyway.  Maybe by the time I've had chance to sleep, we will know more.

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Re: Orlando shooting thread
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2016, 01:34:11 pm »
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Re: Orlando shooting thread
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2016, 01:38:43 pm »
Hey Cain,

When you get the chance let us know what you think about the IS link. Most news sources are just a shitshow at the moment with reaction comments so I've got no idea if it has any validity.
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Re: Orlando shooting thread
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2016, 02:57:00 pm »
This is awful, the world just seems to be getting shittier and shittier over the last few years. I feel horrible for the families and friends of the victims.

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Re: Orlando shooting thread
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2016, 04:17:40 pm »
This is awful, the world just seems to be getting shittier and shittier over the last few years. I feel horrible for the families and friends of the victims.

Don't believe the hype, mate, it'll only get you down. There was a ton of cool shit happened over the weekend but none of that ever reaches the front page. Sure, 50 people dying is a shame. Doubly so cos the reason they died was one guy being a total dick but people die every day, it's the downside of being made out of slowly decaying meat.

The important thing is to not get all bent out of shape cos some people died. The important thing is to keep a cool head and a bit of perspective and not go waving a fistful of liberties in the air, demanding that something is done to stop this ever happening again.

Cos it will happen again (there will always be dicks) The guys who are offering to make it go away in exchange for those shiny liberties? They're the biggest dicks of all and they never offer refunds even when they fail to deliver.
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