Are shootings getting more publicity ...

Are shootings getting more publicity than usual

Created by MoonDancing on Jan 11, 2013

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Yes, it's getting sick

because the world is SICKER

because it sells...

for an agenda

do watch the news because of it

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#406 Jan 14, 2013
QuiteCrazy wrote:
Since the CO shootings I think that the media has grown an appetite from this type of reporting, easy, sentimental, and profitable. Yes, this recent tragedy involving children is rare ..or is it? Since the days of Nero children have been massacred, and before..
Amish community had a man walk into their school and shoot children. He wasn't even Amish.
What is my point? I think that the media throws kerosene into a fire.
I agree. Between movies and video games, kids get to thinking in the fantasy of being famous. So do psychos. And the media coverage fuels the fire.

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#407 Jan 14, 2013
tallyho wrote:
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ALBANY — A vote on tougher gun-control laws in New York could come later in the day, legislative leaders said Monday.
State lawmakers are expected to privately discuss a package of gun-control legislation — which would include a bolstered assault-weapons ban and stricter limits on magazines — on Monday afternoon after negotiations between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders continued throughout the weekend.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, said a deal is “very, very close.” The legislative package, he said, would include the discontinuation of exceptions in the state’s current assault-weapons ban, a limit on the size of magazines to seven bullets and stricter penalties for gun-related crimes.
really don't see what this is going to do ?????
There goes the 1911 :(
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#408 Jan 14, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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I agree. Between movies and video games, kids get to thinking in the fantasy of being famous. So do psychos. And the media coverage fuels the fire.
Thank the liberals.

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#409 Jan 14, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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I agree. Between movies and video games, kids get to thinking in the fantasy of being famous. So do psychos. And the media coverage fuels the fire.
But, would you rather live in a country where these things happen but no one knows because they are hushed up? Or we only heard about them from Denny Crain types who repeated whatever gossip they heard and embellished upon that?

I rarely watch my local news because all local news is exploitative, "if it bleeds-it leads" drama. I just turn it off.

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#410 Jan 14, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>They are working themselves up in a frenzy for nothing! Very easily led people. Like angry sheep.
It may be all the unspent energy, left over from their election loss....

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#411 Jan 14, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>Thank the liberals.
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Liberal actors against guns yet they become rich and famous with movies glorifying gun violence.

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#412 Jan 14, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>Thank the liberals.
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ROFLMAO!!!

It's the wing nuts doing the shooting. Liberals are the officers. We pick better targets. We're pro-life, not pro-fetus.

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#413 Jan 14, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>But, would you rather live in a country where these things happen but no one knows because they are hushed up? Or we only heard about them from Denny Crain types who repeated whatever gossip they heard and embellished upon that?
I rarely watch my local news because all local news is exploitative, "if it bleeds-it leads" drama. I just turn it off.
I don't know. I think the local paper can report it. Beyond that, I'm not sure of the value of national exposure..especially when like you noted, the corporate media sell death.

I don't watch tv news, either.

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#414 Jan 14, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Liberal actors against guns yet they become rich and famous with movies glorifying gun violence.
Charleston Heston was a republican..."From these cold hands", he'd say..what a dick.

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#415 Jan 14, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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Charleston Heston was a republican..."From these cold hands", he'd say..what a dick.
Yeah he kinda was...playing out his macho bullshit, like it mattered....and not like Ben Hur in the least....

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#416 Jan 14, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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I don't know. I think the local paper can report it. Beyond that, I'm not sure of the value of national exposure..especially when like you noted, the corporate media sell death.
I don't watch tv news, either.
death/bad news sell ,,not a corporate selling death ...

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#417 Jan 14, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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I don't know. I think the local paper can report it. Beyond that, I'm not sure of the value of national exposure..especially when like you noted, the corporate media sell death.
I don't watch tv news, either.
Local news is a business, expected to make lots of money for the station. In the Cronkite days, the networks and the local stations did the news primarily to inform. Now they have to sensationalize EVERYTHING and stay up in the ratings.

I think that deep down inside they like the massacres for the attention/ratings they get just like the NRA and the gun companies do to. It equals $$$$$$!

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#418 Jan 14, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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Charleston Heston was a republican..."From these cold hands", he'd say..what a dick.
Charleston Heston wasn't a hypocrite about his stand on guns like actors who are anti gun yet make their money promoting guns violence

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#419 Jan 14, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Charleston Heston wasn't a hypocrite about his stand on guns like actors who are anti gun yet make their money promoting guns violence
I think Lindsey Graham should play you in "The Denny Crain Story". Or maybe Lindsey Lohan?

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#420 Jan 14, 2013
Here are Obama’s thoughts on the debt limit in 2006, when he voted against increasing the ceiling:

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.… Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

What a hypocrite Obama is

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#421 Jan 14, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah he kinda was...playing out his macho bullshit, like it mattered....and not like Ben Hur in the least....
I know....and riled up those half crazes "We don't know what gun control is, but we're going to be mad as hell about it" crowd.

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#422 Jan 14, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
Here are Obama’s thoughts on the debt limit in 2006, when he voted against increasing the ceiling:
The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.… Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.
What a hypocrite Obama is
Under the Constitution, fiscal decisions rest with Congress, which passes laws specifying tax rates and establishing spending programs. If the revenue brought in by those legally established tax rates falls short of the costs of those legally established programs, the Treasury Department normally borrows the difference.

Lately, revenue has fallen far short of spending, mainly because of the depressed state of the economy. If you don’t like this, there’s a simple remedy: demand that Congress raise taxes or cut back on spending. And if you’re frustrated by Congress’s failure to act, well, democracy means that you can’t always get what you want.

Where does the debt ceiling fit into all this? Actually, it doesn’t. Since Congress already determines revenue and spending, and hence the amount the Treasury needs to borrow, we shouldn’t need another vote empowering that borrowing. But for historical reasons any increase in federal debt must be approved by yet another vote. And now Republicans in the House are threatening to deny that approval unless President Obama makes major policy concessions.

It’s crucial to understand three things about this situation. First, raising the debt ceiling wouldn’t grant the president any new powers; every dollar he spent would still have to be approved by Congress. Second, if the debt ceiling isn’t raised, the president will be forced to break the law, one way or another; either he borrows funds in defiance of Congress, or he fails to spend money Congress has told him to spend.

Finally, just consider the vileness of that G.O.P. threat. If we were to hit the debt ceiling, the U.S. government would end up defaulting on many of its obligations. This would have disastrous effects on financial markets, the economy, and our standing in the world. Yet Republicans are threatening to trigger this disaster unless they get spending cuts that they weren’t able to enact through normal, Constitutional means.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/11/opinion/kru...

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#423 Jan 14, 2013
tallyho wrote:
info:
ALBANY — A vote on tougher gun-control laws in New York could come later in the day, legislative leaders said Monday.
State lawmakers are expected to privately discuss a package of gun-control legislation — which would include a bolstered assault-weapons ban and stricter limits on magazines — on Monday afternoon after negotiations between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders continued throughout the weekend.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, said a deal is “very, very close.” The legislative package, he said, would include the discontinuation of exceptions in the state’s current assault-weapons ban, a limit on the size of magazines to seven bullets and stricter penalties for gun-related crimes.
really don't see what this is going to do ?????
For sure ... some state aren't sitting around waiting for Washington, D.C.

Gov. Cuomo included here as well as info about others:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/blue-stat...

"Meanwhile, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is seeking to pass a package of bills that would give the state some of the toughest restrictions on guns in the country, the Washington Post reports. O'Malley is seeking an assault weapons ban, tougher background checks for gun buyers that include providing fingerprints to state police, and a mandatory gun safety course.

Both O'Malley and Cuomo are considered potential Democratic presidential contenders in 2016.

The Democratic governors of Connecticut, Delaware and Colorado have also said they will seek tougher laws. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber said Monday he would support gun control legislation, including an assault weapons ban, if state lawmakers pass it."

Some "red states" going another way according to the article.

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#424 Jan 14, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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Charleston Heston was a republican..."From these cold hands", he'd say..what a dick.
Aw, I never begrudged Moses his repeating rifle ... Winchester?, Sharps?; whatever it was.

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#425 Jan 14, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
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For sure ... some state aren't sitting around waiting for Washington, D.C.
Gov. Cuomo included here as well as info about others:
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/blue-stat...
"Meanwhile, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is seeking to pass a package of bills that would give the state some of the toughest restrictions on guns in the country, the Washington Post reports. O'Malley is seeking an assault weapons ban, tougher background checks for gun buyers that include providing fingerprints to state police, and a mandatory gun safety course.
Both O'Malley and Cuomo are considered potential Democratic presidential contenders in 2016.
The Democratic governors of Connecticut, Delaware and Colorado have also said they will seek tougher laws. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber said Monday he would support gun control legislation, including an assault weapons ban, if state lawmakers pass it."
Some "red states" going another way according to the article.
as the constitution stands , the government can not regulate state arms ... but I see maybe a new article being added to the 2nd,,

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