PA - 11 killed, 6 injured in mass shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue, 27 Oct 2018.

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  1. Herat

    Herat Way out West

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    I am OUTRAGED at this statement.

    Just as we should not need armed security in our schools, stores, theaters, coliseums, hospitals, workplaces, and other gathering places, we should not need armed security in places of worship.

    OUTRAGED
     


  2. Herat

    Herat Way out West

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    We have the power of voting for rational, balanced, responsible leadership.
     
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    wildflower@ Former Member

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    We are - and we are older - the planet that is being left for our children is darker each passing day.
     
  4. Herat

    Herat Way out West

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  5. EuTuCroquet?

    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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    Was there security on-site, armed or otherwise? My impression is that there was this morning, but I also realize this is a quickly developing story.

    Still doesn’t lessen my point that adding more firepower after the fact doesn’t halo much after the damage is done.

    Some reports (linked/quoted upthread) also note that the church has recently upgraded safety and security protocols, including their doors, which allowed at least one victim to escape, if not more.
     
  6. fraudqueen

    fraudqueen Senior Highway Safety Specialist/Fraud Detection

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    Mental illness (a normal person wouldn't do this) at it's worst.
     
  7. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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    Idk wth is going on anymore...these shooters are old, young, target different groups and places of worship, schools, theaters, concerts, malls...

    I just don’t see an end to any of this.

    These people are obviously mentally ill.
     
  8. EuTuCroquet?

    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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    I agree wholeheartedly, @margarita25.

    Yesterday, it was ... the day before that, it was ... the day before that ... the week before that ...

    We’re all human. Just trying to live or best, honest, purpose-filled lives.

    Today, they were just attending church, for crying out loud! This has to stop.
     
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  9. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    SassySquatch Well-Known Member

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    This is just terrible. I lived in Squirrel Hill and it was such a nice friendly place. I wouldn't be surprised if the building didn't have any security. It felt like a different world because it felt so safe.
     
  11. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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    You are optimistic that we can change this...

    I am not. But I do my best in my own life to help provide positive outlets and support for kids so that they do know how to deal with their feelings and not go shoot something up.

    That’s what I can do as a person in my life to help.

    I don't know what else except to spread the message of love and tolerance.
     
  12. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    OTPTarheel2018 Well-Known Member

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    The former president of the synogogue stated on tv there was only security during high holy days.

    JMO
     
  14. EuTuCroquet?

    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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    Six more days till Election Day! Our elected officials need to do better. The demagoguery isn’t healthy or helpful, especially in the wake of horrible events like the one this morning at the synagogue.
     
  15. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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  16. EuTuCroquet?

    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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    Thank you for clarifying.
     
  17. rosemadderlake

    rosemadderlake Well-Known Member

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    Oh with all due respect, fraudqueen, I so agree.

    And on one's best day?

    Sooner or later slapping mental illnesses on everything Becomes the new norm.

    Meaning, mental illness instead of intent becomes politicized.

    That's the thing... How do we justisify these things???
    Xoxo
    Rose
     
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  18. CocoChanel

    CocoChanel Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    And those are ALL wonderful things that you are doing quite naturally to combat the pervasive intolerance we must fight against! Your post is hopeful to me and others, even if you yourself are not feeling very hopeful. Sometimes we get lost in the darkness, but your own light is shining for others, and it can shine for you too Margarita!
     
  19. rosemadderlake

    rosemadderlake Well-Known Member

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    Coco...
    Girl, well said.
    Xo
     
  20. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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    (Thank you, tears.)
     

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