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Discussion in 'In Memorium' started by marcos, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. marcos

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    To all families who have been touched by this horrible act of violence, our condolences. It comes at the worst time. Sad day for all
     
  2. Chitmo

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    It was unreal, it was like watching fiction when it was going down.
     
  3. Milkman

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    Should not have posted in this thread.
     
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  4. mhammer

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    Just so sad. And because it involved a string of tragic events, there will be a lot of could'ves and should'ves lingering in people's minds for a long time to come.

    RIP
     
  5. Chitmo

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    Apparently there was a long list of things that happened to this guy that could have been triggers. This is just hearsay, but apparently his son was stabbed and killed 2 years ago to the day, he was going bankrupt because he business was dentures and it wasn’t going well with covid restrictions and his ex just remarried. Not excuses just some back story.
     
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  6. Milkman

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    Yup and most of us could list similar problems and triggers, none of which would justify what he did.

    There's always an excuse / reason.

    Lot's of people are suffering in this crisis, but killing 17 people.....

    For me, it's just not possible to apply a rational explanation to these irrational actions.
     
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  7. boyscout

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    Even if it's all true, he could just turn the gun on himself.

    Sorry, but IMO nobody should be talking about him, at all, ever again.
     
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  8. Milkman

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    Interesting. I have long had the opinion that we need to avoid granting these sick people the fame and attention they so desperately seek.

    I resent the fact that I know the name of the person who shot John Lennon. That guy's name should be forgotten and he could be referred to as John Lennon's killer (no picture).

    I realize I'm posting on the subject but I agree we should consider this person a case study and not a celebrity.
     
  9. mhammer

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    This is the In Memorium subforum, where we generally reflect on what is good about and best in people. EVERYONE has a backstory; both people we like and admire, and people we despise. The best response is not to diminish the value of it, but to calm them, reduce their anger, empathize, and sway/redirect that backstory to good. People always need a reason to do good. Some find it easily. Some lose it in a haze and cloud of anger. Give them that reason.
     
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  10. Milkman

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    While I agree to an extent, that respect should be extended to the VICTIMS of this person, not to him. I really don't give a rats ass about his back story.
     
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  11. Chitmo

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    I’m not defending him or agreeing with what he did, but you can still have pitty for people that do shitty things or make terrible choice. It’s a very North American trait to place blame squarely on an individual. If you ever get the chance to travel to Asia you’ll notice that they have a different reaction to such things that I find interesting. Anyways, I’ve said my piece. You guys can all carry on and I’ll watch :)
     
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  12. keto

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    No, but you had to post about him in the Covid19 thread asking if it were part of his back story. :rolleyes:
     
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  13. Milkman

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    Not the place to respond to this.
     
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  14. guitarman2

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    Condolences and prayers to the victims.
     
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  15. mhammer

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    As has been conveyed many times on CBC radio this morning, at times like this small communities come together. A funeral for one member of the community is attended by everyone in the community who doesn't absolutely have to be somewhere else that day. But tragedy upon tragedy, they can't stand in the pews. They can't weep together. They can't hug each other. They can't be pallbearers for those they respected.

    I only spent 3 years in the maritimes, but it was enough time to learn that down east, everybody knows everybody. None of the anonymity that folks in the big cities acquire. I suppose at times that can be a burden, and some move to the big city to escape it. But when things get tough, your pain becomes everybody's pain, and folks help each other out.

    I can't expect a speedy healing so I won't wish it. But I do wish a complete healing, however long that takes.
     
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