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“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#77194 Dec 14, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
I was already planning on taking the boys to a community event tonight to raise money for people affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy. Sandy Hook Elementary... Hmmm...

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#77195 Dec 14, 2012
Yeah, now I'm reading that he's 24.

A Carolyn Hax reader had great advice in the live chat: Don't read anything, don't watch antyhing. Wait several days until the facts are in.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#77196 Dec 14, 2012
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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I know I would get Chris if I was in your shoes right now. On 9/11 I pulled him out of school. We lived RIGHT NEXT DOOR (more or less) to Ft. Richie (the target of flight 93 originally). I needed him home with me.
??
Where's Ft. Richie and if that was the intended target, this is the first I've heard about it. I thought it was widely believed the other two planes were headed for Washington. One was intended for the Capitol building and the other for the White House.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#77197 Dec 14, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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??
Where's Ft. Richie and if that was the intended target, this is the first I've heard about it. I thought it was widely believed the other two planes were headed for Washington. One was intended for the Capitol building and the other for the White House.
I think she meant that Ft. Richie was the airplane's destination.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#77198 Dec 14, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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Hurricane Sandy. Sandy Hook Elementary... Hmmm...
Let's be respectful. No one deserves horrible things to happen. They're not related events.
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#77199 Dec 14, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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Hurricane Sandy. Sandy Hook Elementary... Hmmm...
Don't be a flip ass. Really quite a dick thing to say.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#77200 Dec 14, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
??
Where's Ft. Richie and if that was the intended target, this is the first I've heard about it. I thought it was widely believed the other two planes were headed for Washington. One was intended for the Capitol building and the other for the White House.
Baltimore. They keep biologicals there.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#77201 Dec 14, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I think she meant that Ft. Richie was the airplane's destination.
Yes. Thank you. Sheesh so not in the mood to have to explain every minute thing today.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#77202 Dec 14, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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Hurricane Sandy. Sandy Hook Elementary... Hmmm...
Really? Don't be a douche.
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#77203 Dec 14, 2012
I can comprehend being upset with an ex and wishing them harm. I simply cannot grasp the concept of harming children who couldn't have possibly done anything to you. I just don't get it.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#77204 Dec 14, 2012
Sam I Am wrote:
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Don't be a flip ass. Really quite a dick thing to say.
:) That's pretty much what I wrote at first. Then I decided against calling him a prick. I don't know why.
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#77205 Dec 14, 2012
Toj wrote:
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:) That's pretty much what I wrote at first. Then I decided against calling him a prick. I don't know why.
He isn't exactly one to appreciate (or understand) nuance.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#77206 Dec 14, 2012
Yeesh. I was just making note of a commonality. Tough crowd.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#77207 Dec 14, 2012
The shooter wasn't 24 -- the shooter was 20. The 24 year old mentioned was the shooter's BROTHER.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#77208 Dec 14, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
Yeesh. I was just making note of a commonality. Tough crowd.
That's how I took it.

Come on guys, I know edog isn't known for his sensitivity around here, but it's not like he made a JOKE... just pointed out that the word Sandy occurs in both disasters.

I'd really like to hear from Jess to see how she took it.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#77209 Dec 14, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
Come on guys, I know edog isn't known for his sensitivity around here, but it's not like he made a JOKE... just pointed out that the word Sandy occurs in both disasters.
That's alright, people are upset. The gravity of this thing is still sinking in. Can only imagine what the parents affected must be going through.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#77210 Dec 14, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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That's alright, people are upset. The gravity of this thing is still sinking in. Can only imagine what the parents affected must be going through.
Nice save.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#77211 Dec 14, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
Yeesh. I was just making note of a commonality. Tough crowd.
It was the "hmmm" i think that made it more than "making note of a commonality."

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#77212 Dec 14, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>That's alright, people are upset. The gravity of this thing is still sinking in. Can only imagine what the parents affected must be going through.
I'll admit I had to double check that it was actually you who wrote this. Very mature and sympathetic response.

I just read that his mother, the teacher, was found dead at her home. I was originally under the impression that he went to the school to kill his mother and everyone else was collateral damage, so to speak. Now, I just don't understand why he was there at all.

I had such a great time tonight with the boys and the kids from the local high school. I told Ry about what happened (not in detail, but in age appropriate terms). I was afraid that he would see something on the news or overhear someone talking and worry himself without giving me a chance to reassure him. I reminded him that he practices lockdown drills at school twice a month and even though they will probably never need them, his class will be prepared if anything ever happens. I also told him that he has to trust that his Father and I will always keep him and his brother safe when we are with them. I didn't know what else to say, but I don't think it's realistic to think that i would be able to shelter my kid from finding out about this tragedy. I will not let one person destroy my sense of security or shake my faith, but I am not going to rest easy for a while.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#77214 Dec 14, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
I just read that his mother, the teacher, was found dead at her home. I was originally under the impression that he went to the school to kill his mother and everyone else was collateral damage, so to speak.
You were under that impression because that's what was reported in numerous newspapers. I'm reading things tongiht that contradict a lot of what I read today.

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