Seriously? Again?

OMG! This sort of thing is becoming all too commonplace these days.

I was not going to post of this tragedy but some things need saying…..at least one more time.

Yes we have yet another senseless shooting that kills….gun violence.

It is sad that this needs reporting again.

This time it is in Virginia again……remember the Virginia Tech shootings from years ago?

A longtime, disgruntled city employee opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 12 people before police fatally shot him, authorities said. At least five other people were wounded in the afternoon shooting, including a police officer whose bulletproof vest saved his life, said Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera, per the AP. Five patients were being treated at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and a sixth was being transferred to the Trauma Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. The shooter opened fire in Building 2 of the municipal center, which is adjacent to City Hall. The building houses the city’s public works, public utilities, and planning departments, according to City Councilwoman Barbara Henley.

Megan Banton, an administrative assistant who works in the building where the shooting happened, said she heard gunshots, called 911 and barricaded a door. “We tried to do everything we could to keep everybody safe,” she said. “We were all just terrified. It felt like it wasn’t real, like we were in a dream. You are just terrified because all you can hear is the gunshots.” Cervera identified the shooter as a disgruntled employee of the Public Utilities Department. He did not release his name.

Of course the media is all over this and the constant speculation is wearisome….why?

Yes it is news….but they pretend that their over-reporting will help the nation carry on a debate about guns and violence……it is crap!

Reporting has done NOTHING to change the culture of violence this country lives under…..gthe people that have suffered from this violence have done more to move the debate forward than all the speculation and redundancies of the MSM…..

This country will never move past the violence and the deaths…..so move on to something else…….bitching and whining will save NO lives…..live with your shitty decisions on this matter.

Sorry that this horrible news could spoil your Saturday….

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Closing Thought–08May19 #2

I hate that I need to write this post…..

It appears that some batcrap morons have decided to shoot up a school in Colorado……the initial report……

Authorities say at least seven people have been injured in a shooting at a suburban Denver school, the AP reports. Douglas County Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth said Tuesday that two suspects have been taken into custody in the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch. She says there’s a possible eighth injury and doesn’t believe there are any other shooters, but tactical teams are still searching room by room. Nicholson-Kluth didn’t know if there are fatalities or other details about the victims or the extent of their injuries. She said the shooting started in the middle school area and shots were being fired as officers arrived.

Then as more info is made available……

Two students are in custody after opening fire on their classmates at a Denver-area charter school Tuesday, police say. Sheriff Tony Spurlock says the suspects—one adult and one juvenile—were taken into custody within around two minutes of reports of shots being fired at the STEM School Highlands Ranch, the Denver Post reports. Authorities say an 18-year-old man was killed and eight other students were injured. “We know that two individuals walked into the STEM School, got deep inside the school and engaged students in two separate locations,” Spurlock says. “There were a number of students that were shot and injured.” The adult in custody has been named as Devon Erickson, 18. Spurlock says the injured students are all age 15 or older, the AP reports.

Authorities, who say the suspects had at least one handgun, have not commented on a motive. The Post reports that a Honda sedan with the words “(expletive) society” on the door and a pentagram with the numbers “666” on the hood was towed from the Erickson family home Tuesday night. Spurlock says the school, which has more than 1,850 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, doesn’t have a resource officer assigned to it, but uses private security. Brad Bialy tells the New York Times that his son Brendan and two friends tried to tackle a gunman who entered a classroom and pulled a gun out of a guitar case. He says one of the boys was shot in the chest during the attempt to stop the shooting. (The shooting comes just weeks after local schools marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine massacre.)

This is just sad……this is a daily happening (almost)…..Americans are becoming numb to this situation…..it has become a regular occurrence that Americans only seen to shrug when they see the news of another shooting…..

Just sad that it happens and we do nothing but send our hopes and prayers to the victims……which is about as worthless as the attempts to change things….they are limp and toothless.

Death By Gun

Closing Thought–24Jan19

NO! This is not intended an anti-gun post…this is continuing with my series on suicide….I am sure that some will want to tie this into my statements from the past…but it is intended as info not oppo……

I have been watching the different suicide rates in the US from farmers to vets to military and now the youth of the nation…..

But first just a reminder of the series…….

https://lobotero.com/2014/09/03/older-vets-committing-suicide-at-alarming-rate-military-com/

https://lobotero.com/2015/04/02/military-suicides-arent-linked-to-deployment-study-finds/

https://lobotero.com/2015/04/02/veterans-suicide/

https://lobotero.com/2018/07/27/closing-thought-27jul18/

That was a quick tour of my thoughts on these suicides…..

This report on the startling amount of suicides among the nation’s young….suicide with guns involved…..

Suicide rates among U.S. children and teens have hit startling rates and a study now finds one clear predictor of youth suicide: gun ownership.

Youth suicides rates are higher in states with high gun ownership rates, a team at Boston University School of Public Health found.

“Household gun ownership was the single biggest predictor of youth suicide rate in a state,” Dr. Michael Siegel, a public health specialist at BU, told NBC News.

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/state-state-study-links-gun-ownership-youth-suicide-n959946

Again mental health has been ignored for too long….time for some sort of major change in the thinking of those that make the rules.

A Mass Shooting–Again!

Yes Irene we have had yet another mass shooting in less than a week…..I did not write about it as it was happening because I wanted to see the news reports…..BTW a mass shooting has 4 or more victims (so far there have been over 300 mass shootings in the US in 2018)…….

This time the shooting was in California…….

At least 13 people are dead after a gunman opened fire inside a crowded dance bar in Thousand Oaks, California, Wednesday night, says Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean, per the AP. The fatalities include one deputy; the gunman also is among the dead. A witness tells the Los Angeles Times that at least 30 shots were fired after a gunman entered the Borderline Bar & Grill, a country-themed bar that was holding a college night, around 11:20pm. Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Garo Kuredjian told reporters that the gunman was still firing when police arrived at the bar.

Witnesses say the gunman fired shots from a handgun after entering the crowded bar, threw some smoke grenades, then started firing again. Witness John Hedge says he saw a security guard get shot. “The gunman was throwing smoke grenades all over the place,” he tells KABC. “I saw him point to the back of the cash register … and he just kept firing. I ran out the front door,” he says. The Los Angeles Times reports that friends of those who were inside the venue say the crowd included survivors of last year’s Las Vegas mass shooting. (Read more mass shootings stories.)

Okay we have had the traditional “thoughts and prayers”….all of which is a fart in the wind.

Of course I heard another mental midget say that if there were good guys with guns this would not have happened……to that traditional line I can call bullshit in the first order.

Why?  Like so many other shootings a policeman was shot and killed…..if a pro got killed I do not think a bunch of goddamn amateurs with guns were gonna make a difference other than killing more innocent people.

Yet another sad chapter in the book of violent deaths in the US….the ever expanding book.

This situation use to bring horror to the souls of Americans….now we shrug it off as just another event in the news….No Big Deal!

This is sad on so many levels….sad that we keep experiencing these types of attacks…..sad that the society just shrugs and moves on to the next “tragedy”…….and sad that our law makers are impotent to keep the population safe…..and sad that this nation cares not.

Like I said…..SAD!

Don’t Shoot!

There always seems to be some wack job on the Right that has to open his mouth and show just how stupid they can be…..and it has happened…..

The far-right provocateur tells reporters he hopes angry conservatives start assassinating them, and the alt-right ’14/88ers’ love the idea.

Apparently, Milo Yiannopoulos didn’t get the memo about the need for civility in our discourse.

“I can’t wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight,” the far-right provocateur texted a reporter for the New York Observer this week. When the reporter inquired further, Yiannopoulos explained that he had simply issued his “standard response to a request for a comment.”

But this wasn’t simply a toss-off remark. Yiannopoulos appears to be dead serious – that is, he sincerely believes that right-wing assassins should begin taking out targeted reporters. He’s been saying so on a number of forums, and it’s clear that he isn’t being simply “ironic” in the classic alt-right hall-of-mirrors fashion.

(splcenter.org)

You know you can just ignore these types especially those around the Trump camp…but this time it is just hard to do….

Multiple people were shot Thursday at a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, with a witness saying a single gunman fired into the newsroom. A reporter at the Capital Gazette tweeted that a single individual shot multiple people, the Baltimore Sun reports. Phil Davis, who covers business and politics for the newspaper, tweeted that the gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees, the AP reports. He added, “There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload.” The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it was responding to reports of the shooting. Fox News reports that a suspect is in custody.

Anne Arundel County Police Department spokesman Marc Limansky said officers were searching the building where the shooting was reported. He said the situation is “active and ongoing.” On TV reports, people could be seen leaving the building with their hands up, as police officers urged them to depart through a parking lot and officers converged on the building. Lt. Ryan Frashure, another spokesman for Anne Arundel County police, said on WJLA that officers are “doing everything to get people out safe.” He said they must look for other dangers, such as bombs and other shooters. The Capital Gazette and newspapers including the Maryland Gazette are owned by the Baltimore Sun Media Group.

I am not saying that this incident has anything to do with the stupidity of this Milo twerp……coincidental?

Sorry but I do not believe in a coincident.

Plus you were wondering just what would get Judge Kennedy off the front page…..and now you know.

Closing Thought–11Jun18

Since the 60’s and the “Free Love” Movement sex has become a source of many things…..ad agencies use it to sell products, Hollywood uses it to get the attention of their products and then there are some people that blame sex or more specifically “porn” for all the ills of society.

One of the best (that term was used sarcastically) statement about “porn” came from a GOP Congresswoman (go figure)…..we have had a rash of school shootings well a rash of all kinds of shootings and people look for a logical reason for these horrendous acts……the Congresswoman has hit it out of the park (again….sarcasm)…….

Republicans have long insisted that porn is destroying America, and GOP lawmakers have been quietly waging war on it in state legislatures for years—even if some of them seem to enjoy the stuff themselves. Now, a Tennessee congresswoman is taking the unfounded claim that porn is evil to new heights—arguing it’s somehow a “root cause” of America’s school shooting epidemic.

Diane Black, a Republican representative running for governor of Tennessee, made the comment at a listening session with a roomful of ministers last week, the Huffington Post reports. Discussing what she called the “root causes” of school shootings, she brushed off the fact that America is home to more than five times as many guns as any other country, instead pinning the blame on violent movies, the “deterioration of the family,” and smut.

“It’s available on the shelf when you walk in the grocery store,” Black said. “Yeah, you have to reach up to get it, but there’s pornography there. All of this is available without parental guidance. And I think that is a big part of the root cause.”

Speaking of smut……the governor of Missouri got caught with his pants down……figurative and possibly literally……he took pics of a woman without her consent……

Just hours before he left office Friday, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed scores of new laws, including a measure that makes it a crime to try to threaten a person using a private sexual image—the same allegation that led to his downfall, reports the AP. In the flurry of last-minute activity, the scandal-plagued governor approved 77 new laws, granted several pardons and commutations, and won at least a temporary reprieve in a court battle over campaign records. He posted a long Facebook message touting his accomplishments—without any mention of why he was quitting—and quietly left Capitol about an hour before his resignation took effect.

A short time later, fellow Republican Lt. Gov. Mike Parson was sworn in as Greitens’ successor and immediately pledged “to bring honor, integrity (and) transparency to the governor’s office.” The “revenge porn” law signed by Greitens creates a felony that will apply to cases when someone threatens the nonconsensual dissemination of a private sexual image by coercing another person to refrain from an action. The governor has been accused of taking a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman with whom he had an affair in 2015 and warning her he would distribute it if she ever spoke of their encounter. He has acknowledged having the affair but denied criminal wrongdoing and refused to directly answer questions about whether he took the photo.

If you thought they could get no worse than these two toads…….

Nathan Larson, a self-declared racist and ex-con who advocates for pedophilia and rape, is running for Congress in the 10th Congressional District of Virginia.

While speaking to HuffPost on Thursday, the 37-year-old independent candidate from Charlottesville told the publication he identifies as a “quasi-neoreactionary libertarian” who is open about his pedophilia so as to remain unconstrained by “political correctness.”

“A lot of people are tired of political correctness and being constrained by it,” Larson told the outlet. “People prefer when there’s an outsider who doesn’t have anything to lose and is willing to say what’s on a lot of people’s minds.”

(thehill,com)

Least we not forget the GOP governor of Alabama got caught having an affair on the state’s dime…..

And yet the GOP is suppose to be the moral high ground in politics…….now that is a big joke that only the GOP can believe….most are pervs of the first degree.

I use to give the “B3 Award” (Babbling Buffoons Of Babylon Award) in the earlier days of In Saner Thought….an award for those people that let their mouths overload their ass…..and there are many.

Protests And Then Some

Just when you thought the students protests were over……look and there they were yesterday……

A day already painful for gun control activists became even more so Friday when the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school massacre coincided with a shooting at a high school in Florida. One student at Ocala’s Forest High School suffered a non-life-threatening injury; the suspected shooter, identified as a male who is not a student at the school, was in custody, the Ocala Star Banner reports. It’s a scenario students across the country are already rallying against in coordinated walkouts Friday. More:

  • Origins:NPR reports Connecticut teenager Lane Murdock came up with the idea for the walkout upon learning of the deaths in Parkland, Fla. “I thought, originally, it would just be my school but, obviously, it’s grown,” the 16-year-old tells CNN. Students at more than 2,500 schools across the US were taking part. It grew out of this petition.
  • A test: The National School Walkout “will be a test for the staying power of this new wave of activism,” per Vox. Student leaders vow they won’t let fading headlines stop the movement
  • The goals: Unlike school walkouts earlier this year, this one is to last a full day, per the New York Times. One common theme: 13 seconds of silence to honor the 13 killed at Columbine. The walkout’s stated aims are to “hold elected officials accountable,” to advocate “solutions to gun violence,” and to promote political engagement.
  • Celebrity help: The Washington Post reports Robert DeNiro has penned a letter for students who need help getting out of class. “By bringing awareness of the tragic consequences of gun violence, and influencing out leaders to pass sensible gun laws, our communities and schools will become safer,” it reads.
  • Teacher remembers: At NPR, longtime Columbine teacher Paula Reed discusses the 1999 massacre, as well as this year’s school shooting in Parkland. “I came completely freakin’ unhinged,” she says of the Florida rampage. “It was too close to ours.”
  • ‘Enough’: Meanwhile, the editorial board of the San Diego Union-Tribune has arranged the names of people killed on school campuses in the US in the last 20 years to spell “Enough.” “Please take the time to read these 223 names. Be sad. Be outraged,” it says.

The students refuse to do what Congress always does…….they refuse to rollover……..

These students refuse to go away.  Ignore these students at your own peril….these young people are becoming a force to be reckoned with….

Time for me to push away from the PC and do anything else….have a good day my friends…..chuq