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elka_sk8
12-27-2012, 02:09 PM
Anyone hear what happened out near Rochester NY? Some asshole (who did 17 years for killing his grandmother in 1980) deliberately set a house on fire, & then shot the First Responders, wounding two and killing two before killing himself. Seven homes were destroyed.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/12/24/167963528/firefighters-responding-to-blaze-near-rochester-n-y-shot-and-killed

What the feck is WRONG with people? You want to off yourself, fine & good riddance in the case of this guy and Adam Lanza, the world is a much better place without them and others like them. But WHY THE FECK must you take innocent people along with you??!!

I grew up in a neighboring suburb of Rochester and was back up there visiting for Christmas. Needless to say the community was pretty devastated by this senseless tragedy. :( My sister knew one of the firefighters who was killed.

Vash01
12-27-2012, 05:27 PM
Anyone hear what happened out near Rochester NY? Some asshole (who did 17 years for killing his grandmother in 1980) deliberately set a house on fire, & then shot the First Responders, wounding two and killing two before killing himself. Seven homes were destroyed.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/12/24/167963528/firefighters-responding-to-blaze-near-rochester-n-y-shot-and-killed

What the feck is WRONG with people? You want to off yourself, fine & good riddance in the case of this guy and Adam Lanza, the world is a much better place without them and others like them. But WHY THE FECK must you take innocent people along with you??!!

I read that story and was horrified by it. Sadly, it's not getting as much coverage in our media as the recent tragedy in CT, which deserves the coverage, of course. Firefighters risk their lives everyday to save others, and they deserve better than this kind of death. The common denominator in all these senseless killings are the assault weapons in the hands of wrong people. The killer even left a note that he enjoys killing people. That is the definition of evil, IMO. In most senseless killings, the shooter takes his own life. He is a coward who does not want to stand trial and serve a sentence. I know that on another level, he will pay for his horrible actions, but the lost lives can never be recovered. It makes up sad and angry.

Vash01
12-27-2012, 05:28 PM
And prayers not only to the Sandy Hook victims and their families but to the families of those firefighters killed and injured yesterday.

Amen!

Vash01
12-27-2012, 11:30 PM
Alaska sculptor carves 20 angels in snow:

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nbc-news/50303955/#50303955

Angelskates
12-28-2012, 02:59 AM
Bronx woman posed as an aunt of victim (http://news.ninemsn.com.au/afp/2012/12/28/09/01/bronx-woman-posed-as-aunt-of-us-massacre-victim) :(

Habs
12-28-2012, 04:14 AM
Agreed, the cameras need to leave and let the families grieve and recover - although I doubt anyone can ever recover from losing a child. i just can't imagine what the families are going through, I can't even look at the pictures of the kids without bursting into tears.

Yes, but at the same time, no one is forcing the families to speak to the media or go on talk shows. It's their choice.... they could say no.

AragornElessar
12-28-2012, 04:52 AM
I grew up in a neighboring suburb of Rochester and was back up there visiting for Christmas. Needless to say the community was pretty devastated by this senseless tragedy. :( My sister knew one of the firefighters who was killed.

elka, I am so very sorry and please pass along both mine and my Parents Condolences to your Sister on the horrible loss of her Friend. :(

On another note...

I started a separate thread for this, but thought I'd mention it in here now since I'm in here...A couple of days after the attack in Sandy Hook, I visited CNN's Impact page to see if there was anything I could do for Newtown and/or Sandy Hook. I saw the appeal by the Conn. PTA for Paper Snowflakes to decorate the school they'll be moving to in order to turn it into a Magical Winter Wonderland for the kids for that First Day there.

Who doesn't know how to make a Paper Snowflake, right? So I got to work last week and while I don't have a proper count of them, Mom was looking at the pile of them and she thinks there's at least 100 of various sizes I've made and w/more to come.

If anyone's interested in taking part, do a search here at FSU for "Snowflakes for Sandy Hook" and that'll take you to the thread where all of the information is. Most importantly though...The deadline is January 13th!! Which may seem like a lot of time, but it really isn't.

Anyway, I just thought I'd mention that in here for those who might be interested in taking part.

cruisin
01-15-2013, 02:11 PM
This morning GMA had: http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/fairfield_cty/newtown-children-sing-on-gma#.UPVi0qXlfBs
The entire song is not here, too soon I guess. But, it was beautiful and heartbreaking.

AragornElessar
01-15-2013, 11:30 PM
Just saw this on the Supper Hour cast crusin and they said the song is available for download at both Amazon and iTunes.

Anyone else see Anderson 360 last night? He was back in Newtown for the one month Anniversary and he spoke w/Catherine Hubbard's Parents. He asked them how Christmas was and her Mom said they celebrated the true meaning of Christmas really for the first time in earnest, which is Hope. As hard as it was, they weren't going to not have Christmas. She also said that she feels like Catherine is in the safest place and in the safest hands she could ask for, so she's at peace w/that much of losing their daughter in such a horrific manner.

They just showed so much Grace and Compassion and...I don't know, but some of the stories they told about Catherine had us smiling and they said they've decided to build an Animal Sanctuary in her memory as she loved animals so very much. What a perfect tribute to a little girl who loved animals.

They also showed just how much mail has come from all around the World. Not to mention Stuffed Animals and also money for the PTA or to help out w/Funeral coats or for so many other reasons. Gary Tuckman did that piece and he almost broke down while reading this letter done by a little one, in crayon, who had emptied her piggy bank to help out and there at the bottom of the page was six pennies taped to the paper. I can't blame him for that, as that got to me too.

I think Anderson's going to be back in Newtown tonight IIRC. He really has done a wonderful job of not just covering this story, but treating the people of the town and, most importantly, the Family Members he's talked to w/such Compassion and Heart. Then again, he does know what it's like to lose somebody in your Family suddenly and horribly due to his Brother's Suicide and knows when to back off because he's been there in his own way. Anyway...JMO of course.

skipaway
01-16-2013, 01:02 AM
Sometimes I hate humanity :mad:

A man who found six children in his driveway in Newtown, Conn., after their teacher had been shot and killed in last month's school massacre has become the target of conspiracy theorists who believe the shootings were staged.

“I don’t know what to do,” Gene Rosen told Salon.com. “I’m getting hang-up calls, I’m getting some calls, I’m getting emails with, not direct threats, but accusations that I’m lying, that I’m a crisis actor, ‘How much am I being paid?'”

Sandy Hook Hero Harrassed (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/gene-rosen-sandy-hook-conspiracy-155033813.html)

Buzz
01-16-2013, 01:11 AM
I am at a loss for words. That is disgusting.

cruisin
01-16-2013, 01:19 AM
Clearly there are sick people in this world who hurt with words, not guns.

Anita18
01-16-2013, 01:59 AM
Sick and stupid and pathetic, more like.

AragornElessar
01-16-2013, 03:07 AM
Sometimes I hate humanity :mad:


Sandy Hook Hero Harrassed (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/gene-rosen-sandy-hook-conspiracy-155033813.html)

I just heard about this tonight on Anderson 360 and disgusted and sickened doesn't even come close to how I feel.

tarotx
01-16-2013, 04:22 AM
There are always "truthers" in most news stories this big. It's so annoying and anti helpful no matter how stupid and sick they show themselves to be....