Friday, 18 May 2018

Multiple fatalities reported; sheriff states 2 people detained after school shooting

quote [ SANTA FE, Texas (AP) โ€” Officials say at least three people are being treated for gunshot wounds and two people have been detained following a shooting at a high school near Houston.

There have been multiple fatalities reported following a school shooting at Santa Fe High School, according to CNN. At least eight are believed to have been killed according to local news affiliates. ]

because - why wouldn't this happen again.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+5 Sad]
[by knumbknutz@3:53pmGMT]


conception said @ 5:25pm GMT on 18th May [Score:5 Interesting]
Saw on reddit a pretty astute observation on incels and nice guys -

I will say what I always say in reference to homophobia and bigotry against all gender, sexual and romantic minorities: I feel that this is one of the biggest intersectional issues driving gendered toxic behaviours.

To oversimplify:

Homophobia leads to emotional disconnection between men for fear of appearing effeminate, or by extension, gay.
Emotional disconnection in male friendships leads men to have a distorted view on what friendship is and isn't - i.e.: friends don't emotionally support each other in any meaningful way.
Males starved of emotional support seek supportive relationships, and due to their distorted view of friendship, believe only a romantic relationship can offer that support.
These men then begin to see any potential romantic relationship as the only thing worth pursuing with anyone they see as compatible and potentially available.
When interacting with women socially, they are confronted by a very different kind of friendship - an emotionally supportive one. They do not understand this as friendship, and view it instead as flirting.
When their advances to the women they assume are flirting are rebuffed, they take the natural and honest "but we're just friends" as a sign they have been strung along and put in a "friend zone". The reality is they are literally just friends, and always have been.
Some men react poorly to this happening over and over, and gradually get more and more toxic.
It's a totally logical progression, totally toxic, and absolutely caused in whole or in part by the rampant structural homophobia. That is, the homophobia that has baked itself into the toxic edge of the male gender role itself.

midden said @ 1:19pm GMT on 19th May [Score:1 Good]
That makes a lot of sense. My best friend and I, both of us male, have been taking a two hour walk together every Sunday morning for the last twenty years or so. We've been friends for 36 years. We assume that many of the people who see us regularly on our walks think we are a couple. Fortunately, that doesn't bother us at all, despite the fact that both of us are straight. I'm quite sure I would be dead several times over without the support we have given each other over thousands of hours of conversation, through marriages, divorces, births, deaths, mental and physical illnesses, career changes, etc.
hellboy said @ 11:36pm GMT on 18th May
4321 said[1] @ 5:28pm GMT on 20th May [Score:-2 Boring]
filtered comment under your threshold
HoZay said @ 5:47pm GMT on 18th May
knumbknutz said @ 6:52pm GMT on 18th May [Score:1 Underrated]
Yep - Flip flops and a Glock. He gotcha "well regulated militia" right here...
mechanical contrivance said @ 6:22pm GMT on 18th May
Showing up to a shooting with a gun is a stupid idea. The cops might have thought this guy was the shooter and killed him.
Bruceski said @ 7:46pm GMT on 18th May [Score:4]
Nah, he's white. They would've checked first.
knumbknutz said @ 1:47am GMT on 19th May
He was just getting an early start for the upcoming NRA rally sure to be held there.
Bruceski said @ 6:51pm GMT on 18th May
Is there a word for "relief upon realizing a tragedy didn't happen near you, while still sad that it happened at all"? I didn't know there *was* a Santa Fe in Texas.
Bleb said @ 7:10pm GMT on 18th May [Score:5 Funsightful]
lilmookieesquire said[1] @ 6:42pm GMT on 19th May
mechanical contrivance said @ 7:06pm GMT on 18th May
Yes, but it's a German word and it's really just a sentence without spaces.
mechavolt said @ 5:20am GMT on 19th May
I used to hunt for this word. Then a shooting happened at my school. Now I'm just sad.
Bruceski said @ 7:24pm GMT on 19th May
I grew up just outside of Santa Fe NM, so when I first heard about this I had a bit of a heart attack.
the circus said @ 7:49pm GMT on 18th May
If only they had guns in Texas. This never would have happened.
milkman666 said @ 8:21pm GMT on 18th May
I think at this point making guns mandatory is just not even enough. I think every citizen should not only be armed, not only be carrying at all times, but also be in that john wick center axis relock pose.

Beginner Level Center Axis Relock: Firearms Training - C.A.R. Family Shoot
Headlessfriar said @ 8:43pm GMT on 18th May
arrowhen said @ 12:33am GMT on 19th May
Three pistols and an assault rifle loaded with rattlesnakes, minimum.
cb361 said @ 8:38pm GMT on 18th May
It could have been worse. The killer might have had a knife.
hellboy said[1] @ 12:26am GMT on 19th May
Listen to this girl:

It's been happening everywhere.
lilmookieesquire said @ 6:46pm GMT on 19th May
Crisis actor!
hellboy said @ 10:44pm GMT on 19th May [Score:1 Good]
Yeah, she's talented. Big future for her, I expect to see her in some big budget shootings soon.
knumbknutz said @ 1:45am GMT on 19th May
How come this only seems to happen in states with draconian gun control laws...oh wait...

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