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post #841 of 5129
Maybe it would have led me to something else--It's not really a well developed idea. Math was a boring waste of time. I've long since forgotten every bit of it.
post #842 of 5129
Would love to hear some thoughts on this.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/14/opinion/bergen-sterman-kansas-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Synopsis - Right wing extremists have killed 34 people since 9/11, Al Qaeda has killed 23. Therefore, right wing extremists are more of a threat to America than Al Qaeda (though including the 2,977 killed on 9/11 skews the numbers back towards Al Qaeda being a bigger threat).
post #843 of 5129
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Originally Posted by js4design View Post

Would love to hear some thoughts on this.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/14/opinion/bergen-sterman-kansas-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Synopsis - Right wing extremists have killed 34 people since 9/11, Al Qaeda has killed 23. Therefore, right wing extremists are more of a threat to America than Al Qaeda (though including the 2,977 killed on 9/11 skews the numbers back towards Al Qaeda being a bigger threat).

Artificial cut points are pretty good about turning out the results you want to get.
post #844 of 5129
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Originally Posted by js4design View Post

Would love to hear some thoughts on this.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/14/opinion/bergen-sterman-kansas-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Synopsis - Right wing extremists have killed 34 people since 9/11, Al Qaeda has killed 23. Therefore, right wing extremists are more of a threat to America than Al Qaeda (though including the 2,977 killed on 9/11 skews the numbers back towards Al Qaeda being a bigger threat).

Looking at their list, one sees the anarchist nuts from Georgia who were planning a series of terrorist attacks to support the occupy wall street movement. A well known right-wing cause.

But they were in the military and people have called them a "militia," so I guess they're right wing!
post #845 of 5129
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Originally Posted by js4design View Post

Would love to hear some thoughts on this.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/14/opinion/bergen-sterman-kansas-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Synopsis - Right wing extremists have killed 34 people since 9/11, Al Qaeda has killed 23. Therefore, right wing extremists are more of a threat to America than Al Qaeda (though including the 2,977 killed on 9/11 skews the numbers back towards Al Qaeda being a bigger threat).

One might then argue that if that is the case, Mentally ill individuals are in fact the real threat to the safety and well being of this country. There are more shootings that could be posted... but I think this proves the point I am trying to make. Perhaps this author would have have us return to the state run asylums when we kept our mentally ill too stoned to even minimally function.

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32 killed - April 16, 2007 - Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. A gunman, 23-year-old student Seung-Hui Cho, goes on a shooting spree killing 32 people in two locations and wounds an undetermined number of others on campus. The shooter, Seung-Hui Cho then committed suicide.

27 killed - December 14, 2012 - Sandy Hook Elementary School - Newtown, Connecticut. Adam Lanza, 20, guns down 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults, school staff and faculty, before turning the gun on himself. Investigating police later find Nancy Lanza, Adam's mother, dead from a gunshot wound. The final count is 28 dead, including the shooter.

13 killed - April 3, 2009 - In Binghamton, New York, Jiverly Wong kills 13 people and injures four during a shooting at an immigrant community center. He then kills himself.

12 killed - September 16, 2013 - Shots are fired inside the Washington Navy Yard killing 12. The shooter, identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, is also killed.

12 killed - July 20, 2012 - Twelve people are killed and 58 are wounded in a shooting at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater screening of the new Batman film. James E. Holmes, 24, is taken into custody outside of the movie theater. The gunman is dressed head-to-toe in protective tactical gear, set off two devices of some kind before spraying the theater with bullets from an AR-15 rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun and at least one of two .40-caliber handguns police recovered at the scene.

10 killed - March 10, 2009 - In Alabama, Michael McLendon of Kinston, kills 10 and himself. The dead include his mother, grandparents, aunt and uncle.

Setting aside shooters for a second, lets look at other items:

In 2011, 226 children were killed in drunk driving crashes. Of those, 122 (54% percent) were riding with the drunk driver. NHTSA data query, 2013. - See more at: http://www.madd.org/statistics/#sthash.cdJ7CAyU.dpuf

Based upon the analysis, drunks are a bigger threat than Rethuglicans or Al Quesadilla.

In the 25 - 34 range, HIV killed 741, and suicide killed 5,735 in 2010. http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/pdf/10LCID_All_Deaths_By_Age_Group_2010-a.pdf

So HIV and another one for the mentally ill being more dangerous than those compared to in the article.

In the end it is lazy horseshit trying to pass off as journalism.
post #846 of 5129
CNN is basically a garbage clickbait site like Gawker or Slate now
post #847 of 5129
It honestly felt like talking to someone whose team has a great 4th quarter but still loses by a wide margin and insists on repeating things like "those last 15 minutes we were hands down the better team out there" instead of acknowledging the larger truth. It is a meaningless statistic as part of a thinly veiled attempt to promote an agenda. The fact that it was on the home page of CNN made it that much worse. Zara's point about mental illness should be the real focus.
post #848 of 5129
It's just disingenuous and clearly in bad faith. Yeah, if you start counting the day after the largest terrorist attack in the US history (whose numbers dwarf what's being counted) and ignore what's happened in every other place in the world other than the US, then yeah, you can get the answer you are looking for.
post #849 of 5129
So did anyone see John Muhammad on their list? I didn't. Chris Dorner, the guy who published a manifesto praising various democrats? How about George Zimmerman, the social activist and registered democrat famous for killing unarmed black teen Travyon Martin?

Tsk tsk.
post #850 of 5129
Took about three seconds to find this case: http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/a-cover-up-black-on-white-racist-murder/
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Even fewer people were paying attention to this same court case when Nkosi Thandiwe admitted why he killed Brittney Watts, paralyzed Lauren Garcia and shot Tiffany Ferenczy.

Here’s what he told the prosecutor, as he confessed to the crimes he would subsequently be charged for and sentenced to life-plus-65-years, with CBS Atlanta reporting:

“In terms of slavery and race, it was something that needed to be answered for. I saw it as something that the black community hasn’t recovered from so my initial way to handle that was to spread information to help combat some of the ignorance that was in the black community about our history,” said Thandiwe.

“Correct me if I’m wrong, but you were trying to spread the message of making white people the enemy,” asked Assistant District Attorney Linda Dunikoski.

“Yes,” replied Thandiwe.

Thandiwe told jurors that the night before he killed Watts some white people attended a meeting he felt was only for black people. He said some of that anger lingered with him the day of the shootings.

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During his testimony Wednesday, Thandiwe suggested that his reason for even purchasing the gun he used in the shootings was to enforce beliefs he’d developed about white people during his later years as an anthropology major at the University of West Georgia.

“I was trying to prove a point that Europeans had colonized the world, and as a result of that, we see a lot of evil today,” he said.
post #851 of 5129
You give these cunts the power, this is what they do with it. It doesn't matter who is in charge, they are all corrupt assholes.
post #852 of 5129
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If I had it to do over again I'd have done engineering instead, though.

One would think prelaw would get better scores, no?
post #853 of 5129
Prelaw is usually a joke. I was philosophy undergrad, I won't reveal my LSAT but it was very good.
post #854 of 5129
The LSAT is even more like an IQ test than the SAT (though it's very learnable, which IQ tests aren't supposed to be but are too). People that do prelaw usually ain't that bright.

I mean, there's no part of the LSAT that tests legal knowledge, reasoning, etc. It's half a reading comprehension test and half a faux IQ test of "logic games" or whatever they call them.
post #855 of 5129
Prelaw is for suckers. The schools offering that program laugh all the way to the bank.
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