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Skeptic
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October 2nd, 2017 at 8:18:40 AM permalink
Is it too soon to joke about the Chinese pre-shuffled cards?
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October 2nd, 2017 at 8:20:51 AM permalink
Awful news to hear about today. I hope (and think?) everyone from our community that is local there is safe and sound thanks to the first responders. What a piece of crap and p***y plan from this coward. Hopefully we can learn more about the motivations in the coming days/etc. For now, all that I care about is that everyone from our community is safe, and condolences to those that aren't (from our community or not).

Past that, it is absurd to start speculating or formulating opinions about "possible" facts/motivation based on nothing more than hunches and really crappy information. You know what they say when you ASSume something? The facts will come out. There is a time for that... but right now is not that time.
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October 2nd, 2017 at 8:20:51 AM permalink
Quote: Skeptic

Is it too soon to joke about the Chinese pre-shuffled cards?

In this thread, surely, it will always be too soon to joke about anything.
Take care out there. Spare a thought for the newly poor who were happy in their world just a few days ago, but whose whole way of life just collapsed..
Ibeatyouraces
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October 2nd, 2017 at 8:37:09 AM permalink
Quote: Skeptic

Is it too soon to joke about the Chinese pre-shuffled cards?


Just cruel in these situations. Not funny!! The real reason this happened was because the perpetrator could only throw 17 yo's in a row!!
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October 2nd, 2017 at 8:50:26 AM permalink
As an aside, I know some people can get real antsy with that feeling of just having to do SOMETHING, yet not knowing what. It's not like you can start tossing sand bags or grabbing a shovel for s#$% like this. In that case, consider this a reminder for those folks that I bet the Red Cross is dying for donations about now, especially you's with the precious/universal blood types.

For those too far to help, I invite you join me in logging off and finding how many neighbor's you can plant a smile in.
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October 2nd, 2017 at 8:53:22 AM permalink
Oh c'mon IBYA
I respect your first amendment rights, but jokes of any sort in this thread: Well they reveal something abhorrent in the poster's character IMHO.
Take care out there. Spare a thought for the newly poor who were happy in their world just a few days ago, but whose whole way of life just collapsed..
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October 2nd, 2017 at 8:59:10 AM permalink
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For those too far to help, I invite you join me in logging off and finding how many neighbor's you can plant a smile in.

Good plan. One of my favourites is using contactless credit card* to pay for the groceries of the next person in the queue. . . Then briskly walking away so they can't attribute any pervy motive to you.

*Do you guys have them yet?
https://www.pymnts.com/nfc/2016/uk-lessons-for-us-mobile-payments-adoption/
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Ibeatyouraces
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October 2nd, 2017 at 9:00:55 AM permalink
Quote: OnceDear

Oh c'mon IBYA
I respect your first amendment rights, but jokes of any sort in this thread: Well they reveal something abhorrent in the poster's character IMHO.


Tough! I've no sympathy for stupidity, and it starts with Vegas casinos. This happened because it was ALLOWED to happen due to NO SECURITY AT ENTRY POINTS!!!! I've mentioned that many times before. It was inevitable.
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October 2nd, 2017 at 9:11:12 AM permalink
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Just woke up to the news. Obviously, I'm fine. I would like to thank and honor the LVPD for their bravery.

It takes courage to floor an accelerator when "assault rifle'' is broadcast over the radio and the officer has only a pistol, nothing else with him.

I've heard that when one search warrant was executed, it was volunteers only since they knew the shooter had wanted a high body count and there was concern about booby traps.

Disaster plans and drills are great but when it comes to the real thing the epinephrine levels really soar.

Its hard to zig zag in a crowded venue and "cover'' is plainly not really available. Even that guy pulling passersby into his van was only offering people an opportunity to not be seen; the bullets would go right thru his van's roof and sides. No real 'cover'. Crawling on top of someone may be a touching gesture but for most assault rifles at that range all it means is that the person on top will get shot first but the slug is most likely to keep right on going.
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October 2nd, 2017 at 9:37:53 AM permalink
Tragic news. Was the concert in the wave pool area, or is there an outdoor concert venue at Mandalay Bay? The distance from the tower to the ground is considerable. He had to be spraying fire into the crowd below rather than selecting individual targets, yet two police officers are deceased. Sad day for all of us.
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