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Old 06-12-2016, 09:37 AM   #761
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I'm still seeing 20 in most reports, not that that really makes it any less significant.
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Well, police chief is on the news now, and he's saying 50 for sure.
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Horrible stuff.
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All in the meanwhile I woke up to some texts about what happened at Pulse last night. Right now I'm just with as many details as the next person, but it's pretty likely that I knew someone there. I've been to Pulse many times. That was another place that I have written down on a list, wishing to bid farewell to. Something I probably will not be doing. Very uneasy morning.
As soon as I heard the location. I figured it would hit very close to home for you. I hope nobody you knew is among the victims. My sympathies for the whole community.
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Well, police chief is on the news now, and he's saying 50 for sure.
Awful
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Fifty?!

Shit.
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I consider any mass shooting targeting a group of people to be an "act of terror", regardless of the identity of the shooter. This is so very sad.
This. There really aren't words to express the tragedy involved here.
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Old 06-12-2016, 10:04 AM   #769
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I keep on trying to find the words. Like, I'm frozen.

I can see it in my head. It's not like I was there or something. But I know what every square foot of that building looks like. It's like I know it happened. I know the security flaws of that place. Or how someone would do what that monster did.

I can't unsee it. But I wasn't there.

My words don't seem to be making any sense. I don't know.
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The father of the shooter who killed 50 people at a gay nightclub in Florida said his son became enraged recently when he saw two men kissing — and that may have been what sparked the worst mass shooting in US history.

Mir Seddique, shooter Omar Seddique Mateen’s father, insisted to NBC News that the slaughter at Pulse in Orlando “has nothing to do with religion.”

“We are saying we are apologizing for the whole incident. We weren’t aware of any action he is taking. We are in shock like the whole country,” Seddique said.

Law enforcement sources identified Mateen, 29 of Fort Pierce, as the gunman.

Mateen was a U.S. citizen with no apparent criminal history, was born to Afghan parents in 1986 and was living in Port St. Lucie, according to multiple media reports.
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Oh hey the Lt Governor of Texas decided to chime in, because u suppose nobody knew how despicable a human being be was and figured now was as good a time as ever.
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Insanely violent homophobia has nothing to do with religion? That one is a bit difficult to believe.
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Just saw that, yeah, Headache.

He can go fuck himself.
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Spot on .
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It bears repeating that after San Bernardino, Republicans blocked a bill that would have made it harder for people on the FBI terrorist watch list to buy guns.
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Good Christian morals
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I received this photo from a friend. There's not much that can be said or done to make anything better right now. But, maybe we can look at what is right and just appreciate what is right.

This is a line of good people who are donating blood for the injured today.

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I'm actually super afraid of giving blood. I don't show it, but I am. But I think today might be the first time I do that.
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Oh, look. He used an AR-15. This is my fucking shocked face.
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More and more appears to be a hate crime by an unstable person, not anything related to Islamic terrorism.
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