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#21 Crymson

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:47 PM

Was she surprised when she found out who it was? Did she think he was the kind of person to do something like that?


She didn't know the guy well, but it was a shock to her system to find that a guy she commonly rode the elevator with turned out to be a murderous psychopath.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:16 PM

... And there goes one of the last shreds of my faith in humanity.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:21 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to all families involved here. I cannot imagine what Jessica's family is going thru having almost lost her in the Eaton's Center shooting not more then a month ago....Absolutely HORRIBLE people exist in the world today.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:32 AM

I usually only read the reports when this stuff happens cause seeing videos like that of this girl just makes it way more sad. I can't even try to pay attention to the video too much cause I know it's just gonna bum me out.

This guy likes acting like he's a villain from a movie, right? How about he plays the role of Alex from A Clockwork Orange and we pull a lil Ludovico Technique on him til the day he dies with footage of his victims? The death penalty would be too easy for this @#$$%. Can't wait to see his face when they sentence him, I hope he's not so psychologically unstable (which seems like a definite possibility at this point) that he can't grasp how crappy he just made the rest of his life. I hope he has a long, unhealthy life... in prison of course.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:38 AM

I heard something Chris Connely said about this generation of young people, 9/11, and other tragedies on the B.S. Report (Simmons podcast) that stuck with me. He talked about how a lot of people don't understand the obsession with social media and the need to constantly keep friends, family, and even total strangers "in the loop" about what you're doing at a given moment. And he wondered if it had anything to do with a generation whose formative years were marked by Columbine, 9/11, anthrax, and the War on Terror, and in the face of the constant thought their life could end without warning, young people "document" their own lives as a way of saying "I was here. I lived".


I don't want to drag this off-topic, but I gotta say I totally disagree. I grew up in the Cold War, and that my friend was a period when you lived every day in the knowledge that it could be humanities last. My dad was in the air force, from the age of about 5 I was aware that I could be killed by a nuclear bomb before I even knew the Cold War had gone hot. Every schoolchild was aware of the existence of the "four minute warning", not that it would have helped us as multiple Russian warheads rained down on the air bases, oil refineries and cargo terminals within a 20 mile radius of my home. Young people today use social media because young people are always at the forefront of the use of new technology, and that's it.

None of this takes away from the tragedy of lives cut short, the pain of their loved ones, and the guilt and trauma of the survivors.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 04:48 AM

Moved out to Denver two weeks ago, was pretty devastated to read about this this morning. Very somber mood in the city today. So senseless.


I moved out of Denver two years ago. It was a great place to live but Colorado in general just has an "on edge" vibe about it. Having lived there it does not surprise me when I hear something like this happened. 90% of the people are friendly and fun but the nut-jobs just seem to take extremity to a new level. It's a lot like Portland or Oakland in that regard. Violence is everywhere and it's a shame anyone including the pretty young blogger had to suffer such a tragic ending to their lives.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:57 AM

I moved out of Denver two years ago. It was a great place to live but Colorado in general just has an "on edge" vibe about it. Having lived there it does not surprise me when I hear something like this happened. 90% of the people are friendly and fun but the nut-jobs just seem to take extremity to a new level. It's a lot like Portland or Oakland in that regard. Violence is everywhere and it's a shame anyone including the pretty young blogger had to suffer such a tragic ending to their lives.


I think the much of the Western states are becoming like that to a large degree. Arizona is exactly the same. You're more isolated and removed, somewhat, from the East which makes up 2/3rds of the population. Individualism is the name of the game out here, and crazy people have more room to develop into something dangerous, like we sadly keep seeing.

Back on to hockey....I'm surprised that I don't see a statement from the Colorado Avalanche about all of this. They really stood with the community during the Columbine shootings.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:09 PM

That's interesting. I was at U of M during 9/11 and the most traumatic part of that whole day for me was watching people frantically trying to get in touch with their loved ones back in NY but not being able to get through on cells and not knowing if their loved ones were safe. I wonder if the obsession with social media also has to do with a need to be provided multiple outlets to contact others in those types of situations in addition to the need to document proof of their existence?
Either way, what a senseless and devastating tragedy. My thoughts go out to all the family and friends grieving today.

I was at U of M in 2001, also. That's funny you mention people calling their loved ones on cells because that's the thing that always sticks with me. I overslept a bit and woke up at 9:05am (no class until 11:30am). So of course I started watching CNN, but nothing seemed real at all. Then I eventually let to walk through the Diag (not knowing if class would be cancelled), and I saw girls in every direction hysterically calling friends and family in New York, also walking to class. Then it was real.

Regardless of how you feel about the death penalty, I hope this guy rots in a jail with a long, unfulfilling life. Death is too easy for some people.

I think the much of the Western states are becoming like that to a large degree. Arizona is exactly the same. You're more isolated and removed, somewhat, from the East which makes up 2/3rds of the population. Individualism is the name of the game out here, and crazy people have more room to develop into something dangerous, like we sadly keep seeing.

Back on to hockey....I'm surprised that I don't see a statement from the Colorado Avalanche about all of this. They really stood with the community during the Columbine shootings.

It's tough to make sweeping generalizations on people based on where they live, but there are elements of truth in that assessment. But Toronto isn't like that, and they had a shooting there too that she was nearby. Just takes one nut-job I guess.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:50 PM

Just terrible. Can't even put it into words how horrible this is.

#30 Datsyukian_Deke_13

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:24 AM

Jessica was actually a Michigan native and was born in lansing.

http://www.wilx.com/...-163355956.html

Such a tragedy to see so many innocent lives damaged and so many families suffer..

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:32 AM

I don't even wanna get started on this guy...

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:22 PM

anybody see him in his court appearance today? looked all kinds of unstable.

a buddy of mine works at the prison in mid-michigan, said people like that dont get fed, or have any communication with anybody. that would suck, which he deserves.

anybody seen "law abiding citizen"? ya, we should do that.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:49 PM

The thing I don't get is, here's this madman. He's on a killing spree, shooting everybody and anybody that he feels like, but surrenders to police without any incident? On top of that, he tells them his house has explosives in it?

That part of the story doesn't make sense to me.
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