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Something odd about all these shootings?

Posted on 01/30/2013 12:15:45 PM PST by ConservativeMan55

Why do all these shootings seem to come in waves?

Sometimes multiple shootings or gun related crimes happen in one day?

For instance an office shooting in Phoenix AND.. this other crazed guy who took a child hostage down in a "bunker"

This happened a week or so ago where we had two or three shootings in different cities on in one day??

What's going on???


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1 posted on 01/30/2013 12:15:48 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

This guy in Alabama supposedly shot a school bus driver and took a child hostage down in his bunker?

That seems fishy!


2 posted on 01/30/2013 12:16:58 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/30/16774838-three-wounded-one-critically-in-shooting-at-phoenix-office-complex?lite


3 posted on 01/30/2013 12:18:19 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

#1 - We live in a very large country, so there are usually going to be multiple incidents of any type of crime on any particular day.

#2 - Sometimes, when a crime gets a lot of media attention, it produces copycats.


4 posted on 01/30/2013 12:19:04 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: ConservativeMan55

It just SEEMS really odd that we didn’t start seeing these waves of shootings until the gun control debate started!

Shortly AFTER Obama got re-elected.


5 posted on 01/30/2013 12:19:22 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Boogieman

I can see the copycat thing definitely.

My point is.. these shootings SEEM to be coordinated.. happening all at once.. or within hours of one another.


6 posted on 01/30/2013 12:20:37 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

I think our current society and economy are producing more and more people that are either just fed up, or on the verge of going postal.


7 posted on 01/30/2013 12:23:10 PM PST by ZX12R
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To: ConservativeMan55

I think it is a “shark attack” reporting trend, where the media fixates on a story type and reports anything that is related. It makes it seem like there is an increase in the incidents or that they are all related when it just the attention paid by the media to something they would normally ignore or not cover so extensively.


8 posted on 01/30/2013 12:24:07 PM PST by Dan Cooper
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To: ZX12R

I can see it happening once in a while.. but these just seem to now be happening in waves about once every 2 weeks.. on the same day!

Maybe it is about copycats.. people see others shooting up office buildings and decide they’re going to give it a try?

Weird.


9 posted on 01/30/2013 12:24:21 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

The coordination is the media’s reporting, not frequency. If you do a google news search for any random period of time you’ll find several incidents like these almost always. The difference is they usually just get local coverage, not national.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 12:24:39 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Dan Cooper

That’s possible.

These office shootings have become much more commonplace.


11 posted on 01/30/2013 12:25:36 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

Odd? You mean those shooters were not members of the NRA and nooo, the shooters were not registered Dems..


12 posted on 01/30/2013 12:26:27 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: ConservativeMan55

With over 300,000,000 people in this country, I’m surprised there aren’t more......


13 posted on 01/30/2013 12:27:09 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: mnehring

I worked in the media..and we reported anytime anything like this happened.

BUT.. the national media has more flexibility on what to report on.

They may choose between reporting on 5 shootings all over the US OR.. the ongoing debate on immigration. I guess.


14 posted on 01/30/2013 12:27:14 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

If they decide they want to get us out of our cars, watch them give breathless coverage to every traffic fatality. And they have over 100 of those to use every single day.

Just sayin’.


15 posted on 01/30/2013 12:27:29 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

More publicity. Every shooting (other than gang bangers in the inner city) is being reported far and wide. Prior to Sandy Hook the Phoenix thing would have been 10 seconds on the evening news and the Alabama incident would have gotten maybe 30 seconds.


16 posted on 01/30/2013 12:27:49 PM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Boogieman
3. 24/7 news coverage needs something to report and wants attention - ratings - no matter how statistically insignificant the incident may be. “If it bleeds it leads”

4. Media shares an agenda with the Progressives - Anything to manipulate public opinion against firearms and their owners goes to the top of the pile.

17 posted on 01/30/2013 12:29:56 PM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
These office shootings have become much more commonplace.

Actually they're not, you're just hearing more coverage on the individual events over a longer period of time which over time leads you to believe that it's the events that are becoming more numerous.

18 posted on 01/30/2013 12:31:02 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Dan Cooper

I think it is a “shark attack” reporting trend, where the media fixates on a story type and reports anything that is related.

BTTT


19 posted on 01/30/2013 12:33:11 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: ConservativeMan55

The reason for it is:

When you have a population of 315,000,000 you end up with thousands of people who are out of balance.

Psychologist are handing out antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs like they are candy. Ritalin is probably the gateway drug.

We have stopped housing those whose psychosis is self-directed as well as those whose psychosis is directed outward.

A certain number of people will look at the hysterical, weeping anchors covering the latest shooting and say “cool”.


20 posted on 01/30/2013 12:34:01 PM PST by buffaloguy
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To: Dan Cooper
I think it is a “shark attack” reporting trend, where the media fixates on a story type and reports anything that is related. It makes it seem like there is an increase in the incidents or that they are all related when it just the attention paid by the media to something they would normally ignore or not cover so extensively.

I think that is definitely part of it. Remember not long ago, two thugs shot at eachother, but because it was on a campus, it was live coverage plastered on every news channel because it was at A SCHOOL.
21 posted on 01/30/2013 12:34:01 PM PST by ZX12R
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To: ConservativeMan55

It’s probably a combination of crazies, people who want their 15 minutes and the media trying to make it as visible as possible so they can take advantage of the scourge of gun violence. If they really wanted to make gun owners/users look worse, they’d start going giving conservative, abusive, fascist police officers who take pleasure in shooting dogs more coverage. All you have to do is claim that they used an assault weapon, doesn’t matter if they did or not. The War on Dogs.

Some of this stuff has me looking at the box of tin foil in the pantry a bit differently. Now wish I bought stock in the makers of tin foil and Bushmaster years ago.


22 posted on 01/30/2013 12:34:26 PM PST by Antihero101607
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To: ConservativeMan55

Selective media coverage. This season’s “shark (or pitbull) attacks” news items.

The shooting in Houston last week was near an area known as “Gunspoint Mall” (actually Greenspoint Mall) in Queen Sheila Jackson Lee’s district. One guy dissed another and shooting ensued.

Over 500 murders in Chicago last year. Rarely make national news. But if you need to find the “these things happen in threes” trend going in the news cycle, any shooting will be made a national news item (no one died in the shooting of 3 people in Houston, by the way).

It is about chaos news coverage in the hourly/daily cycle. The media is pushing buttons. They don’t care about deaths.

52 million children killed by abortion (not to mention the number of women maimed or killed by botched LEGAL abortions) and the media doesn’t give it national coverage.


23 posted on 01/30/2013 12:34:36 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: cuban leaf

Bump to that!

That is true!


24 posted on 01/30/2013 12:34:52 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
All of these recent shootings are suspicious to me. There are many things reported about the Sandy Hook shooting that don’t make sense. The second problem is that the only proposed solution to crime in the U.S. is to confiscate guns from honest, law abiding citizens. There is no attempt whatsoever to target violent criminals.

The agenda of the Communist Party U.S.A. has for a long time been the confiscation of guns from patriotic citizens. The MSM and the politicians blindly follow this policy.

25 posted on 01/30/2013 12:36:43 PM PST by detective
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To: Antihero101607

bump!


26 posted on 01/30/2013 12:37:13 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: detective

Agreed!


27 posted on 01/30/2013 12:38:36 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Boogieman
Europe is about 3 million sq. miles. The US is about 9 million sq. miles. So you can basically put three Europe's in the US. France is the size of Texas. Germany about Montana. Greece the size of Alabama.

Australia is about the same size as the US - but here's a good comparison.

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28 posted on 01/30/2013 12:39:00 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
They have been happening........

Just now the MSM is pushing them up to the top of the "news".

The agenda is set...and the MSM is running with it.

29 posted on 01/30/2013 12:39:22 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LAVE)
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To: ConservativeMan55

The last reason is that after the Gun Free Zone bill (Biden - D Delaware) was passed school shootings increased 500%. The Feds created shooting galleries.


30 posted on 01/30/2013 12:39:36 PM PST by buffaloguy
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To: ConservativeMan55

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep.
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

31 posted on 01/30/2013 12:39:57 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SkyDancer

bttt

Interesting map!


32 posted on 01/30/2013 12:40:27 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

There are shootings in the US frequently. The media is in ‘meme hysteria mode’ to shape the narrative and push the anti-gun agenda.


33 posted on 01/30/2013 12:41:07 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Let me turn the question around and ask it this way: Every day throughout the U.S. there are incidents where people saved their lives and others by having guns for protection. So why, is there so little reporting NATIONALLY on these incidents?? We have to learn about them from a local outlet that is then posted to the internet.

The 15-yr-old boy who used an AR-15 to drive off two home invaders saved himself and his younger sister. A wife and mother protected her 9-yr-old twins from a home invader who tracked them to their hideout in an upper floor crawl space. She shot him 5 times but he was merely wounded and staggered out of the house where he was then caught. But the police did not get there in time to protect her, she had to do it herself with her husband’s 38 revolver. If she had needed more than those bullets, because he had had an accomplice or had been shooting at her, the story would’ve ended horribly.

These stories prove the need for self protection. The national media does not carry them.

So, I think the same answer applies to why so many stories on gun attacks. You think it’s odd that so many occur close together, but I believe more likely the media is manipulating stories that would not ordinarily make the national headlines, necessarily. Yes Sandy Hook would, but not all the rest of them, EXCEPT the media is agenda-driven to attack guns and gun owners.


34 posted on 01/30/2013 12:41:22 PM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: ConservativeMan55

We pretty much always have 6 or 7 shootings in the Tidewater Va area monthly.


35 posted on 01/30/2013 12:42:20 PM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: ConservativeMan55

How about the young girl who sang at the inauguration? Another strange one.


36 posted on 01/30/2013 12:42:55 PM PST by jersey117
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To: ConservativeMan55

either Obama has plants everywhere doing his bidding or they’ve invented an insanity / mind control device that they can use to drive people to do insanely stupid things like vote for him or kill innocents with handguns...take your pick...


37 posted on 01/30/2013 12:44:37 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

bttt


38 posted on 01/30/2013 12:45:17 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: buffaloguy

It’s probably cheaper on the population to have doctors handing out pills than it is to build and staff mental wards and all the legal stuff that entails.


39 posted on 01/30/2013 12:46:22 PM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: jersey117

Yeah that was weird!

Another Chicago murder!


40 posted on 01/30/2013 12:46:22 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Dan Cooper
I think it is a “shark attack” reporting trend, where the media fixates on a story type and reports anything that is related. It makes it seem like there is an increase in the incidents or that they are all related when it just the attention paid by the media to something they would normally ignore or not cover so extensively.

Yep, all overseen by the JournoList gang.

41 posted on 01/30/2013 12:47:44 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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I can see why in an economy like this where you are worried about losing your job every single day with capitalism hating president in charge. Add to that worrying about having your constitutional rights stripped, handing over your handguns, not being able to protest without being cooked by microwave guns, the price of everything going through the roof because of no-collateral backed slips of paper that resemble dollar bills, your savings declining, your taxes going up, being forced to buy Obamacare, worrying about gays molesting your kids in the BSA, etc, etc, etc... AND you wonder why people are losing it?!...LOL


42 posted on 01/30/2013 12:49:04 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

bump yep!!


43 posted on 01/30/2013 12:50:10 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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Disenfranchisement of MEN in our society. Emasculated males and Females control everything. The chickens are coming home to roost.. The left knows exactly what they’re doing.. Gay military, females in combat, gay Boy Scouts..


44 posted on 01/30/2013 12:51:17 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: ConservativeMan55

This is what happens when sociopaths are in charge of Mk Ultra.


45 posted on 01/30/2013 12:56:02 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: ConservativeMan55

All media outlets are digging for any stories about gun violence after Sandy Hook. It sells so they run with it. It will taper off after a time.


46 posted on 01/30/2013 12:58:48 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: detective

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/zieve/130129

Obama’s been a busy little community agitator!


47 posted on 01/30/2013 1:08:01 PM PST by matthew fuller (Fast and Furious fizzled- Enter Sandy Hook.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

The state run media can make anything fit their agenda.


48 posted on 01/30/2013 1:09:25 PM PST by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Incidents of catacylsmic and self-destructive violence seem to spike during times of economic stress and pessimism, with publicity causing a copycat effect that spurs imitators.


49 posted on 01/30/2013 1:15:20 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: ConservativeMan55

Just review what at AH in the WH as done to our Country in four years plus.


50 posted on 01/30/2013 1:19:16 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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