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21 Shot dead at Virginia Tech

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by texas_jack, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. redcaimen

    redcaimen Well-Known Member

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    What's Circle K?

    Three letters short of what this thread is becoming.
     
  2. LabelKing

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    Three letters short of what this thread is becoming.

    Just pray there's no blood.
     
  3. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    What's Circle K?

    ...strange things are afoot at the Cirkle K.
     
  4. EL72

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    How sad that this thread has degenerated into this.
     
  5. amerikajinda

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    Hopefully the tangent about the negative connotation of "Oriental" as it refers to people was educational... if nothing else, it was repetitive!

    But back on topic - I started to watch Old Boy tonight (the movie that some have said might have influenced the killer's thinking - and if you've seen the picture of Cho holding the hammer, it's hard to believe he didn't see the movie, or at least that still from the movie).

    Driving around Northern Virginia today (as I do most every weekend) it was nice to see a lot of businesses have signs up supporting Virginia Tech - like one at a nursery which read "Hokie Hope -- Orange and Maroon Effect" and others stating that Virginia Tech is in our thoughts and prayers... also happened past a church where there were at least 100 teenagers holding candles in a prayer/remembrance service for the victims - many wearing orange and maroon...
     
  6. Buickguy

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    What's Circle K?

    Cirkle K is a chain of convienence stores, primarily in the western U.S. if I am not mistaken. Another chain would be 7-11.
     
  7. Buickguy

    Buickguy Well-Known Member

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    ...strange things are afoot at the Cirkle K.
    Rufus can help!
    [​IMG]
     
  8. eg1

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    Well, this is interesting. I for one had no idea that "oriental" was offensive. Are all of its derivatives also offensive, ie. "the orient"; "The Orient Express" and so on?

    I'm no genius, but smart enough to learn to avoid offending after being told.
     
  9. DNW

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    Well, this is interesting. I for one had no idea that "oriental" was offensive. Are all of its derivatives also offensive, ie. "the orient"; "The Orient Express" and so on?

    I'm no genius, but smart enough to learn to avoid offending after being told.


    The word, in and of itself, isn't offensive. It's only offensive when used to refer to a person of Asian descend. So, for example, oriental carpet is perfectly normal.
     
  10. retronotmetro

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    retronotmetro backed me up and he is part chinese. interesting that everyone chose to ignore that.

    labelking also backed me up, sort of, and he is of chinese descent. my friend's father, who is japanese, uses the word.


    I am full Chinese, and if you go back and read what I said, I didn't back you up, I just guessed (correctly) that you were going to trot out the old "geographic specificity" argument. I understand that argument, but don't agree with it. I didn't pass judgment on your usage because you hadn't come forward to confirm your position.

    If someone says "please, call me Bob," do you say "fuck you, I'm calling you 'Robert' because it is more specific and correct?"
     
  11. amerikajinda

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  12. tweedlesinpink

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    i google Blazer5505 to no avail, except for one report...
    how did they figure out this particular ID was his?
     
  13. amerikajinda

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    Not sure... I read about it here: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive...22071cho1.html maybe they found some info on his computer.... He was kind of active on eBay - having sold several books, CDs, and a Texas Instruments calculator — a T1-83 that was loaded with games. Additionally, he sold 2006 Peach Bowl tickets for $182.50. The football game in Atlanta was a matchup between Virginia Tech and the University of Georgia.
     
  14. amerikajinda

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    Did anyone else wonder why the killer might have purchased all those toy baby ducks? Remember those games at carnivals... where you had to... oh, nevermind. I don't even want to think about it!
     
  15. LabelKing

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    Obviously, judging by the title, he wanted to have Fun! Rubber Ducks.
     
  16. lawyerdad

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    i do care about people's feelings and thoughts. i do, however, care about objective truth more than people's opinions.

    I call bullshit on that. Nobody has suggested that you say anything that's not "objectively true".
     
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    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    So, does anyone want to meet a single with an STD?
    Check the google ad for Cho.
    [​IMG]
     

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