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    So just because there's a reason, that makes killings less newsworthy or somehow more okay? **Shakes head** I'm not buying it.

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    Originally posted by Phoenix_Blue
    So just because there's a reason, that makes killings less newsworthy or somehow more okay? **Shakes head** I'm not buying it.
    And how do you get this out of the two posts? You are confusing 'worthy of note' and 'newsworthy'. And where did I say any killing for any reason was 'okay'?

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    Breaking News

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    Police surround a white van at a phone booth. Man is taken into custody, no word yet if it is in connection with the shootings.
    More details to come.
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    Originally posted by Maggie
    The point here, for me anyway, is that this sniper is random and meaningless. He's not a force of nature, a terrorist or anything else. He's just out there killing with no pattern and no apparent reason.
    That's how Death is. He doesn't discriminate. He takes the old, the young, the sickly, the healthy, all races, all nations. Anyone can go, any time. There are no guarantees. The only difference between this guy and Death himself is that this dude leaves behind shell casings.

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    Originally posted by Illuminatus
    That's how Death is. He doesn't discriminate. He takes the old, the young, the sickly, the healthy, all races, all nations. Anyone can go, any time. There are no guarantees. The only difference between this guy and Death himself is that this dude leaves behind shell casings.

    - Ill
    Um yeah. The gist of your post seemed to be asking why people were so upset and pretty much saying that people should just suck it up and get over it. In other words, there is no reason to be upset because people always die and we should just get over ourselves. I'm pretty fatalistic myself--but I certainly understand the difference here. I suspect you do too, but it's not in the style of Illuminatus to admit to it.

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    No, there's a lot of good reason to be upset. There's just no reason to panic, as panic doesn't stop a bullet.

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    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all convictions, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity."

    W.B. Yeats, "The Second Coming"

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    About 3:30 this morning (east-coast time) police arrested two suspects sleeping in a car at a roadside rest stop. It's a man & his 17-year-old stepson.
    Last edited by Garnet; October 24th, 2002 at 11:09 AM.
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    Another Mohammed

    I'm getting really sick of Mohammeds killing Americans.

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    Gwion they are also americans.... dont forget that...
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    not his son, I think it says he was born in Jamaica...? maybe
    he is a naturalized citizen, doesnt say....
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