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Author Topic: 'Dark Knight Rises' shooting: Three heroes died in Aurora  (Read 3578 times)
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« on: July 23, 2012, 11:04:42 AM »

One hopes that if unfortunate to be caught in a situation like that in Aurora, one would have the courage to lay down their life for loved ones.  But life is a hard thing to put on the line for anyone, which in my estimation makes these young men heroes.

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Three survivors of the Colorado movie-theater massacre escaped with minor wounds, but were left with broken hearts because their heroic boyfriends died saving them.

In final acts of valor, Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves used their bodies to shield their girlfriends as accused madman James Holmes turned the Aurora cineplex into a shooting gallery.

Blunk’s girlfriend, Jansen Young; McQuinn’s girlfriend, Samantha Yowler; and Teves’ gal pal Amanda Lindgren made it out of the bloodbath — but they would have been killed had it not been for the loves of their lives.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.co...e-1.1119395#ixzz21SixVpst
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012, 11:11:35 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012, 11:12:25 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2012, 12:35:04 PM »

I don't get the '--'?
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2012, 12:37:49 PM »

I don't get the '--'?

Me either
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2012, 02:14:18 PM »


speechless, I think ...


[edit] then again, I could never speak for Renegade ;-) [/edit]
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2012, 03:49:49 PM »

It think -- means "Stunned" (alternatively ++ ) or possibly "I can't look" or "I had to shut my eyes."
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2012, 05:09:09 PM »

Just a moment of silence.
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2012, 05:51:26 PM »

Just a moment of silence.

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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2012, 06:56:41 PM »

I have an odd question: How come the cops shoot people in Anaheim and Oakland, beat homeless people to death, and pepper spray students for sit-ins, but this James Holmes guy shoots up a theater and there's not a scratch on him?

Second, imagine if the guy had been a Muslim. The US government would be tripping over themselves to pass Patriot Act III: Arrest EVERYBODY!
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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2012, 07:00:54 PM »

@zridling - You're a good guy and I like you, but while the questions are valid...this ain't the thread for them.

So what ya say we just join in on Renegades moment of silence and let it be. Wink
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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2012, 08:29:16 PM »

...in my estimation makes these young men heroes.
Yes, heroes.  Exactly the right word.
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2012, 07:37:24 AM »

+1

We could use more men like these guys.   
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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2012, 10:29:03 AM »

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We could use more men like these guys.  


Not to take away from the personal and noble sacrifices made by Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves...but I'd prefer to think we could use less people like James Holmes.

There are far too many dead heroes in this world because of guys like Holmes. The last thing I'd ever want to hope for is more. Sad


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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2012, 10:37:00 AM »

I think the sentiment is related to the strength of character it takes to be ready to do something like that.  What greater love is it for fellow man than to be willing to lay down one's life in defense of another?
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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2012, 10:42:56 AM »

Not to take away from the personal and noble sacrifices made by Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves...but I'd prefer to think we could use less people like James Holmes

This confused me for a minute. James Holmes being the crazy shooter, of course we need fewer of those. So no contradiction at all, the world needs more people like the three heroes, and fewer crazy shooting people. So I guess that is the same as what you are saying. I think the use of the word "preference" confused me, as if it were either/or.
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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2012, 10:56:42 AM »

Not to take away anything from what happened, or the trauma this guy encountered, but a survivor is suing the shooter's doctor, the movie theater, and warner brothers. Warner is being sued for "dramatizing violence".

http://www.businessinside...ght-rises-shooting-2012-7
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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2012, 11:01:55 AM »

Warner is being sued for "dramatizing violence".
So, he was watching the movie (I suppose not against his will but because he liked it) and now he's suing warner? Isn't that a bit hypocritical of him?
Also, I don't want TSA to be at the door of every single room with more than 20 people I enter. This can only end badly.
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« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2012, 11:11:23 AM »

I think the sentiment is related to the strength of character it takes to be ready to do something like that.  What greater love is it for fellow man than to be willing to lay down one's life in defense of another?

Understood and agree 100%. That's exactly how I took it. My point was more along the lines of why does somebody decent always end up dying or getting hurt because of people like gunman J. Holmes.


Not to take away from the personal and noble sacrifices made by Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves...but I'd prefer to think we could use less people like James Holmes

This confused me for a minute. James Holmes being the crazy shooter, of course we need fewer of those. So no contradiction at all, the world needs more people like the three heroes, and fewer crazy shooting people. So I guess that is the same as what you are saying. I think the use of the word "preference" confused me, as if it were either/or.

Just a minute? I usually confuse people for several long minutes when I say something. Must be losing my touch. Wink
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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2012, 11:21:30 AM »

Not to take away anything from what happened, or the trauma this guy encountered, but a survivor is suing the shooter's doctor, the movie theater, and warner brothers. Warner is being sued for "dramatizing violence".

http://www.businessinside...ght-rises-shooting-2012-7

Check the atty's homepage. Are we surprised?

Funny how it wasn't a victim's family - but rather a victim's theater companion - who was the first to sue somebody.

Like Henley and the Eagles said in their song Get Over It:

You say you haven't been the same since you had your little crash
But you might feel better if they gave you some cash
The more I think about it, Old Billy was right
Let's kill all the lawyers, kill 'em tonight


America. Gotta love it.

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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2012, 11:48:03 AM »

Not to take away from the personal and noble sacrifices made by Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves...but I'd prefer to think we could use less people like James Holmes

This confused me for a minute. James Holmes being the crazy shooter, of course we need fewer of those. So no contradiction at all, the world needs more people like the three heroes, and fewer crazy shooting people. So I guess that is the same as what you are saying. I think the use of the word "preference" confused me, as if it were either/or.

It is an either/or. We can either have more heroes to throw into the machination of lunacy ...or...(preferably)... We could have less lunatics that force heroes to be "validated" in death.
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« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2012, 11:57:01 AM »

Also, I don't want TSA to be at the door of every single room with more than 20 people I enter. This can only end badly.

+1

But it will be used as an excuse to... oh... This is the living room. Wink
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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2012, 02:22:29 PM »

Also, I don't want TSA to be at the door of every single room with more than 20 people I enter. This can only end badly.

+1

But it will be used as an excuse to... oh... This is the living room. Wink

Yeah, Right.
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