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Has life in America gone insane?
CNN ^ | Sun December 16, 2012

Posted on 12/16/2012 2:52:24 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

(CNN) -- Taking attendance.

That is the phrase used by the parent of a Sandy Hook Elementary School student, describing to a reporter what went on in the firehouse near the school as terrified mothers and fathers arrived in the minutes and hours after the shootings.

The mothers and fathers looked anxiously for children who had lived through the shootings and had been brought into the firehouse. The surviving children and their parents found each other.

But the other parents waited and waited. Their sons and daughters did not appear.

And as the mothers and fathers who had been reunited with their children left the firehouse to go to their homes, a list began to be compiled. On it were the names of the boys and girls who were not accounted for.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/16/2012 2:52:29 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Yes it has and we can thank the commie libs in Washington and Hollywood for that. I mean come on! A man “marrying” another man? Loony Toons murdering kindergartners? The country is 16 trillion dollars in debt? Free Obama foams? What’s up with that?


2 posted on 12/16/2012 2:59:01 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Has life in America gone insane?

This utopia was not intended to benefit everybody.
3 posted on 12/16/2012 3:01:05 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: MinorityRepublican

America knew how to handle these problems, until the Social Experimenters and social manipulators, busybodies, and fainthearts took over.


4 posted on 12/16/2012 3:01:05 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (SAVE THE SUMATRAN RAT MONKEY!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sounds like the headline from November 7...


5 posted on 12/16/2012 3:02:31 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Add: the union thug Threatening Gov. Snyder in Michigan, we will follow your daughters to the soccer games.

That insanity is IN OUR FACE, we can see that something coming, but nothing is done about it, while we ponder the insanity of others? wow.

6 posted on 12/16/2012 3:03:32 PM PST by annieokie
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To: LearsFool
This utopia was not intended to benefit everybody. . Well said, and well remembered.
7 posted on 12/16/2012 3:07:49 PM PST by onona (Former Plattsburgh AFB Survivor)
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To: MinorityRepublican

A nation rests on the quality of its homes. When common sense, decency and God were eliminated from child rearing, this country began its death spiral.


8 posted on 12/16/2012 3:08:33 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: MinorityRepublican

Forty years of deconstructing the system of internalizing controls through social taboos has produced thousands of disturbed and grossly maladaptive people with no sense of boundaries and controls. These types have always been around but now they exist in a society that teaches situational ethics, essentially nihilism. These almost weekly atrocities are the products of secular humanist teaching and a society that holds there are no absolutes except white racist guilt.
Americans had lots of guns for many years before the current epidemic of workplace and public shootings. Libs don’t like that fact brought out.


10 posted on 12/16/2012 3:11:23 PM PST by robowombat
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To: MinorityRepublican

Look in the mirror, CNN.


11 posted on 12/16/2012 3:12:22 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: MinorityRepublican
No rise in mass killings, but their impact is huge

Grant Duwe, a criminologist with the Minnesota Department of Corrections who has written a history of mass murders in America, said that while mass shootings rose between the 1960s and the 1990s, they actually dropped in the 2000s. And mass killings actually reached their peak in 1929, according to his data. He estimates that there were 32 in the 1980s, 42 in the 1990s and 26 in the first decade of the century.

Chances of being killed in a mass shooting, he says, are probably no greater than being struck by lightning.

12 posted on 12/16/2012 3:13:25 PM PST by kabar
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To: MinorityRepublican

Marxist president, fag marriages, monetized debt, deviant pop-culture, a dead GOP, dope legalization, psycho mass-murdering kindergarteners...

Yep, insane. Looks like a country on its last legs.


13 posted on 12/16/2012 3:13:34 PM PST by greene66
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To: MinorityRepublican
"Has life in American gone insane?"

Well, there is this very curious election of an unknown Kenyan Marxist, not once but twice, the second time against all reason. But if you do not believe fraud was at play to throw the election, then yes, America has gone insane.

14 posted on 12/16/2012 3:14:16 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: MinorityRepublican

Of course it’s insane. Most Americans decided they no longer want/need God. And this is the result. We are no longer blessed as a nation.


15 posted on 12/16/2012 3:16:43 PM PST by crosshairs (Too many things to say. Not enough room.)
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To: LearsFool
This utopia was not intended to benefit everybody.

Source please?

16 posted on 12/16/2012 3:17:21 PM PST by Misterioso ( "Those who grant sympathy to guilt, grant none to innocence." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Autonomous User

Cannibalism happens.


17 posted on 12/16/2012 3:18:27 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: MinorityRepublican

I don’t know if the whole country has gone insane, but there has definitely been an increase in schizophrenia and psychotic episodes, brought on by drug use. I don’t believe that this latest shooting was necessarily drug induced, though. The Drudge picture of the guy makes him look like he had Graves disease, which can include mental instability.


18 posted on 12/16/2012 3:20:18 PM PST by Eva
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Donner Pass.


19 posted on 12/16/2012 3:21:57 PM PST by Autonomous User (The Obama Doctrine: Blame America First.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Well, 0bama did use his middle finger to wipe away his ‘tear.’

Ya gotta love it when the president of a country flips off the citizens of said country.

Is that classy or what. How about that.


20 posted on 12/16/2012 3:33:34 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: crosshairs
Without the Judeo-Christian concept of God that our Founders wrought, there's no where else to go but insane.
And the rest of the world will quickly follow.
21 posted on 12/16/2012 3:33:34 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Eva

See minute 4:18 here for a very different picture of Adam Lanza: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j_fI0hm1dqY.


22 posted on 12/16/2012 3:36:11 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

It is a big help to look at the “big picture”.

America has about 313 million people. The vast majority of these people lead ordinary lives, even though, according to the Standard Distribution Curve, half of them have “below average” mental health.

Of the total, about 5%, again according to the SDC, are completely insane. Many are institutionalized in prisons and other institutions. Many have yet to be diagnosed as insane.

But one thing is for certain, the tiny minority that make the news get an enormous amount of news about them. And this creates the illusion that there is a lot of this going on.

There isn’t. And this is reassuring.

Does this killing in CT really matter to the vast majority of other Americans? Not really, unless politicians decide to exploit it for their own agendas.


23 posted on 12/16/2012 3:41:59 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Look what we have in the WH, the SCOTUS and Congress.

Captain Obvious pick up the courtesy phone.


24 posted on 12/16/2012 3:42:56 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: MinorityRepublican

In 1993, Dr. William Bennett published his Index of Leading Cultural Indicators - a compilation of how the moral, social and behavioral conditions of modern American society had changed since 1963 (when America began to push God out of schools and society). At the time, the following were noted:

- Violent crime had increased over 500 percent.
- Illegitimate births had increased 400 percent.
- Divorces had increased 400 percent.
- Children living in single-parent homes had increased 300 percent.
- Child abuse had increased 340 percent since 1976.
- Teenage suicide had increased 200 percent.
- S.A.T. scores had dropped almost 80 points.

It would be appalling to see how much further we have slid down the slippery slope today.

I blame liberals and conservatives - liberals for pushing their ideology on America, conservatives for letting them.


25 posted on 12/16/2012 3:45:54 PM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: MinorityRepublican

Look what we have in the WH, the SCOTUS and Congress.

Captain Obvious pick up the courtesy phone.


26 posted on 12/16/2012 3:47:40 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Look up on youtube 9/11 shaking. US is going thru what post King Solomon Israel went thru after she forsaken God’s laws and mores. Our nation is mocking God badly. Behavior of GOP and Dems are equally atrocious. During Clinton admin, sodomy was introduced into gov policy, during GWB admin DOMA was pursued after severe pressure from conservatives, RINO were hesitant and wary. Even some conservative GOP did not mind having gay staff members. Black Americans opposed gay marriage but flipped to support it after Obama said it was OK. War on Christmas, war on crosses, Bibles, etc etc etc. God personality is described in the Old Testament of the Bible. God will not be mocked and he will take the US (whom the founding fathers proclaimed to be based on Christian values) and give it a shaking every 7 years to wake up the people. If the people fail as each shaking gets severe, God will let this nation be destroyed as Israel was taken into captivity by the Assyrian/Babylonians. Since 9/11/2001 (first shaking) we experienced another shaking in 2008 (implosion of Wall Street). As far as I can see, this nation has not returned to God, so we will be due for another shaking in 2015.


27 posted on 12/16/2012 3:53:15 PM PST by Fee
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To: MinorityRepublican

CBS, I believe, is reporting that Lanza started college when he was 16. The Unabomber also started college when he was 16. Bright young men, and their families, think that because they have the knowledge to start college young, they also have the emotional maturity to attend college. Might not be true.


28 posted on 12/16/2012 3:53:44 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: FlingWingFlyer
this horrendous shooting was an aberration....it was a freak happening.....with 300,000,000 people in our country, we are going to have nuts and dolts....

its the daily killings that show our country is insane...the knock out games....the killing for fun...the attacks on whites...the raping of little children...

the list goes on...

the pure shallowness of our sex oriented, sport oriented, hollowood and celebrity oriented culture....

this 20 something generation as a whole, not individually, have no common sense, no critical thinking abilities, despite how many meaningless degrees they get, are moral/value LESS, even as some of them try to live decently, they as a group endorse abortion and homosexual marriage like it was a some big social justice....

my boomer generation is bad in its own way...

people will make a big show of how bad they feel about the school killings but it will NOT make one differance in their measley little shallow pop culture lives because they don't see the connection between godlessness and insanity...

29 posted on 12/16/2012 3:57:32 PM PST by cherry
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To: annieokie
seen this quote several times
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Add: the union thug Threatening Gov. Snyder in Michigan, we will follow your daughters to the soccer games.

How many words have to change in this statement before there is a member of law enforcement on the doorstep asking questions?

Looks doggone close to a threat of bodily harm....IMHO.

30 posted on 12/16/2012 4:05:36 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: combat_boots

NO Kidding? (I refuse to watch him)...was that when he was expressing his “sorrow”????


31 posted on 12/16/2012 4:10:42 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Eva

.... “but there has definitely been an increase in schizophrenia and psychotic episodes, brought on by drug use.”

I agree...legal and illegal drug use.

http://www.cchr.org/videos/psychiatrys-prescription-for-violence.html


32 posted on 12/16/2012 4:15:40 PM PST by dianed
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To: Eva

.... “but there has definitely been an increase in schizophrenia and psychotic episodes, brought on by drug use.”

I agree...legal and illegal drug use.

http://www.cchr.org/videos/psychiatrys-prescription-for-violence.html


33 posted on 12/16/2012 4:15:47 PM PST by dianed
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To: MinorityRepublican

Those who study mass shootings say they are not becoming more common.

“There is no pattern, there is no increase,” says criminologist James Allen Fox of Boston’s Northeastern University, who has been studying the subject since the 1980s, spurred by a rash of mass shootings in post offices.

The random mass shootings that get the most media attention are the rarest, Fox says. Most people who die of bullet wounds knew the identity of their killer.


34 posted on 12/16/2012 4:17:57 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: dianed

front page story, local Sunday paper:

Hooked on opiates: More legal use leads to more addiction, crimes, deaths

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_22195739/hooked-opiates-more-legal-use-leads-more-addiction


35 posted on 12/16/2012 4:24:29 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

So sad. Heroin was a big drug in the 80’s when I worked at the ER in downtown Detroit. You knew a clean shipment had come in because of the amount of OD’s coming in. They finally had to put a security guard at front door so people didn’t die out on the sidewalk. Their friends would just pull up and dump them out the door and take off.

Now that you don’t have to shoot up it is making a comeback everywhere. Creeping in here in Kansas. Alway in the upper middle class districts first so they can make quick bank. Kids today mix all their drugs to get a better high. They are suicidal and don’t even realize it.


36 posted on 12/16/2012 4:36:21 PM PST by dianed
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Yes, and we have a “leader” that says things like “they bring a knife, I will bring a gun” We have a “leader” that honors rappers that sing about shooting cops, honored at WH parties. We have a “leader” that pits the rich against the poor, blacks against whites. We have a “ leader” with union thugs follow his lead saying things like “there will be blood” because right to work was passed and that nasty union leader that said the really bad and threatening remarks about theTea Parry. The list goes on and on. We have black congressmen threatening people etc. Which party is this? Pitiful
37 posted on 12/16/2012 4:36:39 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: dandiegirl

Oops, I don’t know what I did to cause that to come out that way! I’ll try again.


38 posted on 12/16/2012 4:41:23 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Free Obama foams?”

Are you trying to say that Foamy The Squirrel is another Obama creation?

Bullies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZCUJEWuyow

Teachers and Bullies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R95pTekso_Y

Planking and Owling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH-7-fpwUB8


39 posted on 12/16/2012 4:42:24 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: robowombat

Well said. An older gentleman from North Carolina told me that bringing a gun to school WAS REQUIRED when he was a boy, because PE included shooting. Not a single bad thing happened, ever.

Of course, those were better times, with better people...


40 posted on 12/16/2012 4:44:26 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: onedoug

From what I see it is the insane UK that is leading the world in the abyss of destruction. America and the rest of the West follows shortly thereafter.


41 posted on 12/16/2012 4:45:03 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: dandiegirl

Yes, and we have a leader that says things like they bring a knife, I will bring a gun We have a leader that honors rappers that sing about shooting cops, honored at WH parties. We have a leader that pits the rich against the poor, blacks against whites. We have a leader with union thugs that follow his lead saying things like there will be blood because right to work was passed and that nasty union leader that said the really bad and threatening remarks about theTea Party. The list goes on and on. We have black congressmen threatening people etc. Which party is this? Pitiful


42 posted on 12/16/2012 4:45:59 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: cherry

“this horrendous shooting was an aberration....it was a freak happening...”

They certainly do put the ‘freak’ in ‘french fries’! A few fries short of a Happy Meal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMCiVVV-rjc


43 posted on 12/16/2012 4:50:54 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ptsal
Looks doggone close to a threat of bodily harm....IMHO"""".....

That is exactly what it is.

What will happen after something happens? Will the media say, "What were the signs?", "What makes someone do something like this?"

That INSANE union THUG should be in jail, could he make such a threat to the President and get by with it. The Gov. is equally a person to protect.

G-d help us to understand this double standard insanity.

44 posted on 12/16/2012 5:48:27 PM PST by annieokie
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To: MinorityRepublican

It’s always been insane, it’s just that now we hear about it 24/7 on the news channels and Intranet.


45 posted on 12/16/2012 5:49:45 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Autonomous User

Eating a mans face on a Miami street in broad daylight as opposed to being snowbound...happens.


46 posted on 12/16/2012 9:57:33 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Eva

Agree. It seems that the approach to mental illness nowadays is to diagnose and give them pills without hospitalization. Essentially setting them loose on the public.


47 posted on 12/16/2012 10:49:00 PM PST by virgil
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To: MinorityRepublican

We have allowed GOD, especially Jesus, to be kicked out of this country......our country has turned EVIL, not insane.


48 posted on 12/17/2012 3:42:48 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: txrefugee
One of my favorite truisms:
As goes the American Family - so goes America.

49 posted on 12/17/2012 12:50:12 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: jda

All this in 1993? Ahhhh.... the good ol’ days.

/s

“It would be appalling to see how much further we have slid down the slippery slope today.”

Correct. That was nearly 20 years ago.


50 posted on 12/17/2012 12:53:55 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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