US school shooting revives gun debate

Dec 14, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Yahoo!

Relatives of those killed in past mass shootings reacted with outrage to Friday's news of another massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut.

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downhill246

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Pedophilia has not a thing to do with being gay, I am sure the court explained that all to you under the terms of your parole.
And you have already shown us how fond you are of the founding fathers, the majority of whom owned slaves...
Happy to point out your spelling errors, though, Donglicker.
You mean you being gay and being a pedophile are two separate genetic defects? Is your propensity for having gay sex with farm animals a third distinct defect or is it related to one of the other two, or both? Happy to point out your spelling errors, flamer.
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The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
Wipe your chin, Jaggoff.
And time for you to come in to change the batteries in your ankle bracelet.


Didn't anyone ever teach you that you shouldn't start a sentence with a conjunction? Maybe your GED didn't cover that fact.
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You mean you being gay and being a pedophile are two separate genetic defects? Is your propensity for having gay sex with farm animals a third distinct defect or is it related to one of the other two, or both? Happy to point out your spelling errors, flamer.
I think barefool is on here looking for dates. A sane person would grasp that it won't work after the first several thousand unsuccessful attempts.
The only good thing about barefool is the number of people it has converted to conservative. No sane person would align themselves with barefool.

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STFU.
You don't know what you are talking about.
Cuba has 'democratic processes' and so did the USSR.
The USA is a democratic federal constitutional republic, I don't need your uninformed, high school drop out opinion, especially since it seems you lack the ability to move any further in your education.
Get your GED and get back to me.
The first question will be: Is the USA a democracy?
Apparently you do.

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You don't even know that the USA is a democracy.
I don't expect you know what the Bill of Rights is.
You don’t know that it isn’t, nor do you UNDERSTAD the Bill of Rights either.

Public school.

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Impose?
So you got no further in English than you did in civics.
You are a waste of time.
And you're just a scare little waste.

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downhill246 wrote:
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You mean you being gay and being a pedophile are two separate genetic defects?
Are you saying you prefer taking on men at both ends at once?

Must make it hard to type... but not impossible, as you have proven.

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Didn't anyone ever teach you that you shouldn't start a sentence with a conjunction?
No one who knows what they are talking about would say such a thing, Donglicker.

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Conjunctions to start sentences

If anyone tells you starting sentence with a coordinating conjunction (and, but, for, nor, or, so, yet) is incorrect, hand them any piece of professional writing and have them take a look. In literature, journalism, speeches, and formal writing of all kinds, using these conjunctions to start sentences is more than just acceptable; it’s ubiquitous. Open any book, even one with technical, scholarly, or otherwise formal writing, and you are likely to find numerous examples. There are exceptions, of course, but these are rare. That there is some sort of rule against sentence-beginning conjunctions is an old myth that never seems to go away despite the fact that it is not at all borne out in the writing of actual English speakers.

There are many reasons to start a sentence with a coordinating conjunction (as far as we know, nobody questions the use of subordinating and correlative conjunctions to start sentences). For instance, sometimes it helps create the tone of an afterthought or a second guess—e.g.,“I think I’ll go to the store. Or maybe I’ll just stay home.” Sometimes it helps create a smoother transition between sentences—e.g.,“If you don’t like conjunctions at the beginnings of sentences, then don’t use them. And if you don’t mind them, then don’t worry about it.” Sometimes it helps move an argument or narrative forward—e.g.,“When he went to bed that night, he was human. So he was surprised to wake up the next morning with paws instead of hands.” Sometimes sentence-beginning conjunctions just sound right. Fluent English speakers need not question their instincts on this.

As with many longstanding English myths, there are people who feel strongly about this one. But there is no reason to appease these people in this case—except perhaps when they happen to be our teachers or bosses—as this myth is especially useless, and the sooner it’s forgotten, the better.

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Didn't anyone ever teach you that you shouldn't start a sentence with a conjunction?
Fewer words:

"But there is no reason to appease these people in this case—except perhaps when they happen to be our teachers or bosses—as this myth is especially useless, and the sooner it’s forgotten, the better."

Wipe your chin, donglicker.

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Apparently you do.
Clearly I do, Shug.

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You don’t know that it isn’t, nor do you UNDERSTAD the Bill of Rights either.
Public school.
Have to love it when someone who can't spell insists someone else has intelligence problems...

And puts it in CAPS to boot...

HAHAHAHAAHAH!

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<quoted text>Have to love it when someone who can't spell insists someone else has intelligence problems...

And puts it in CAPS to boot...

HAHAHAHAAHAH!
Typos are what they are... And Americans still have the right to have firearms. No matter how scared you are little guy. Now go spread the word that America is a democracy and be laughed at.

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Typos are what they are.
I understand: you have 'typos', and everyone else in the universe you disagree with must have poor education.

Skanque.

You also have a ENTER key and of course if you do know how to spell... you have a backspace key.

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Now go spread the word that America is a democracy and be laughed at.
I don't have to spread the word.

People who know what they are talking about know the USA is a democracy. They can hold the concept of the republic and the concept of a democracy and know that they are not mutually exclusive.

And they don't care what you think, BOY.

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And you're just a scare little waste.
PS: silly of you to jump on the bandwagon about people starting sentences with conjunctions, eh?

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And Americans still have the right to have firearms.
They don't.

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<quoted text>I don't have to spread the word.

People who know what they are talking about know the USA is a democracy. They can hold the concept of the republic and the concept of a democracy and know that they are not mutually exclusive.

And they don't care what you think, BOY.
Laughter rings out! And guns continue to sell because of our Constitution and no matter if 55% of Americans vote to make it illegal. Rights aren't given by government.

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Lol. More and louder laughter rings out!

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Laughter rings out! And guns continue to sell because of our Constitution
I am sure you thought Sandy Hook was hilarious, Shug.

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A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself with his father's gun in north Houston early Sunday morning.

Jaiden Pratt was spending the weekend with his father, 21-year-old Marquiez Pratt, in the 13500 block of Northborough, just south of West Rankin, when the accident occurred, said Sgt. Brian Harris with the Houston Police Department's homicide department.

Father and son had been sleeping on the couch. The young boy woke up and picked up his father's handgun lying nearby, shooting himself in the stomach, police said. Neighbors heard the shot.

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Lol. More and louder laughter rings out!
HIlarious! Another man kills his girlfriend!

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COLUMBIA (WACH / AP)- One woman is dead after an early morning shooting in Richland County.

Richland County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a shooting at a residence on Todd Branch Drive at approximately 6 a.m Monday.

According to Deputy Curtis Wilson, a 35-year-old woman was shot by her boyfriend. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts later identified the woman as Tabitha Priester of Columbia.

Richland County Sheriff Spokesperson Curtis Wilson identified the suspect as 31-year-old Percy Williams.

Wilson adds after the shooting Williams went to a gas station where he called authorities and turned himself in.

Investigators say a friend convinced him to turn himself in to deputies.

A male roommate was at the home at the time of the shooting.

Williams is charged with murder. It wasn't known if he had a lawyer.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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