El Paso/Ohio Shootings

MorganGeoMorganGeo Brandon, MSPosts: 2,203 ✭✭✭✭✭
I'm curious, what are your thoughts on what can help prevent these type of things from happening?

I don't know what the answer is.  

One thing that is crazy to me is how one individual can posses this much hate that drives them into doing something like this.  Crazy times we live in.
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  • ShawnOLShawnOL Near BostonPosts: 1,049 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mental health is tricky.  Sometimes there are early warning signs, sometimes not.  Since we no longer lock up our crazies, its becoming an even bigger issue these days.  Thank the liberals for this mess.
  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,698 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2019
    A real good start would be to vote dems and libs out of office. It was pelosi and waters who called for rudeness and attacks against peaceful rallies and it has grown.

    Yes, mental health is a serious problem today and no one wants to report a family member. It is probably the only time I would like to see "social media" use their algorithms to look for and report some posts or threats of violence, instead of hiding conservative or middle of the road points of view.

    I differ with the NRA on one point, there should be background checks. But, and it is a big BUT, if you let the libs bring about a background check there will be h.ell to pay because anything they do will be the beginning of confiscation.

    Years ago when I was learning gunsmithing I went to my favorite gun/reloading/coffee shop. I heard a name mentioned and I informed the owner the person was suicidal and there was a real threat of violence. The sale was denied.

    Of course the indoctrination centers could go back and teach about loyalty and pride. Pledge of Allegiance is a good idea but this hate everything and America is getting ingrained in this country. Personal responsibility and patriotism is a joke
    Post edited by jd50ae on
    "Look it up" Bill Whittle = "Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions". Stolen from a post by @silvermouse ="I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I usually trust a dog when it doesn't like a person.” A lot of people. = "I would never trust a Democrat with a child or my wallet" They are on their way to ruining the country because fools keep voting for them. ="Don't you just love anonymous PC warriors and Keyboard Commandos"

  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 7,473 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Interesting how everything is the fault of people who have a different religion, political bent, etc. Mighty comfortable world view. "Easy" is the narcotic of our age.
  • BKDogBKDog NE PAPosts: 875 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The two party political system is becoming increasingly radical on both sides of the fence, and this is a sign of troubling times to come, including major societal changes. Coupled with this gradual societal change, is the unprecedented psychotropic drugging of our people by the big pharmaceutical corporations and their mental expert pill pushers. The JMA (journal of mental health) is constantly being updated, and the list of drugs to be prescribed (the products to sell) has increased exponentially in recent years. Although it is true that some medications indeed save lives and many more keep people calm and happy, the fact remains that a core number of prescribed medications, most notably those doled out by psychiatrists have very nasty side effects and can alter behavior long term. The majority of these very dangerous drugs have the same core chemicals, and it's just the name of the drug or amount of each chemical that ever changes. If these medications are taken for any length of time and if the patient does not continue their regular dose, this can also cause depression, anxiety, and violent tendencies. As far as mental health goes in this country, we're not taking it seriously enough. The pharmaceutical lobby is extremely influential and very powerful. It's BIG business, and the people are just cash cows for these corporations, who prey upon the people. I'm talking about people who really may not have mental conditions and can be treated with a healthy diet and exercise before resorting to handing them a bottle of pills. But we're in a new age where it's just easier to pop a pill and expect to feel better instantly. And our kids, don't even get me started. It's sickening what they're doing. Class action lawsuits aren't even a drop in the bucket for these juggernauts.
    If anybody wants to know more about psychotropic drugging and the medical industry (because it really is an industry) just watch some videos on Rockefeller Medicine and psychotropic drugging, available on YouTube and other platforms via the web. It's also important to note how many of these mass shooters have been prescribed mind altering drugs at some point, out of all those who actually are known to have taken them.  
    I once had a friend of mine come over here to America, he's from England, and he said he had never seen commercials like the ones we have, with pill pushing adverts always televised telling you to "ask your doctor if this poison is right for you", listing side effects which commonly far outweigh any condition one might have to begin with. It's insanity, he told me. I just replied, "Poor water, fake food, sick people, mandatory health care and endless pills. That's how you conquer a people, not heal them."
    "Love is a dung heap, Betty and I am but a c.o.c.k. that climbs upon it to crow."
  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 7,473 ✭✭✭✭✭
    and don't forget marijuana. There is an arrogance that resides beneath stoned people's mellow demeanor.
  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,698 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2019
    @BKDog
    Something not even thought about by most people.
    We are our own worst enemies.

    Back in the Reagan era the Mental Hospitals were shut down by Reagan, at least in calalafornia. It spread. Reagan did not shut them down because he was being mean spirited, he shut them down because they were empty, and very expensive to keep open. He did not turn anyone out.

    It seems a new load of pill pushers and pharmas had convinced people, who should have known better, that they could handle all of the inmates with drugs. So thousands of people who needed to be in hospital care and counseling were turned out in a permanent state of stupor. Drugs are good was the message. There was little follow up, just filling prescriptions. And it spread across the country quickly. People are on the streets who should be institutionalized. So we have nut jobs on social media, and social media uses its algorithms to go after free speech, nothing is being done. People are afraid to turn someone in even thought they are scared s.hit.less of them. You can not walk down most streets in big cities without wondering why is that person on the street.

    Of course the inevitable backlash is now people who really honestly need certain meds can't get them. Even though they come across the border, are smuggled mostly to west coast ports and go to the thugs.  And the doctors who run the pill mills are getting rich, and everyone knows they are there. Add the Tide Pod people to the equation and what have you got? Add videogames and violence in the media what have you got?

    Add the breakdown of morality and respect, turning a blind eye and hoping it will go away, you get incidents everywhere.

    Add the total stupidity of the democratic party and their TDS we are sittin on a time bomb.

    "Look it up" Bill Whittle = "Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions". Stolen from a post by @silvermouse ="I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I usually trust a dog when it doesn't like a person.” A lot of people. = "I would never trust a Democrat with a child or my wallet" They are on their way to ruining the country because fools keep voting for them. ="Don't you just love anonymous PC warriors and Keyboard Commandos"

  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,698 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "Look it up" Bill Whittle = "Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions". Stolen from a post by @silvermouse ="I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I usually trust a dog when it doesn't like a person.” A lot of people. = "I would never trust a Democrat with a child or my wallet" They are on their way to ruining the country because fools keep voting for them. ="Don't you just love anonymous PC warriors and Keyboard Commandos"

  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 5,627 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Anomie has consequences.
    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


  • ShawnOLShawnOL Near BostonPosts: 1,049 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The loss of respect for human life is the underlying problem.  When society actually learns the value of a life, maybe things will change, but nothing will until then.
  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,698 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2019
    ShawnOL said:
      Thank the liberals for this mess.
    Um, it's just what I was told by the people at the long term Mental Health facility when I was in school, but, according to those who worked there during those years, 90% of their permanent residents were released during the Reagan years.  In order to lower taxes.  Liberal?  I think the problem is probably bigger than partisan politics.
    This has been posted elsewhere. Reagan shut them down, not out of malice or taxes, but because they were empty. They were empty because pharma and doctors convinced everyone that drugs were the answer. So a lot of people who needed one on one help were turned out to their own devices while in a stupor.
    "Look it up" Bill Whittle = "Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions". Stolen from a post by @silvermouse ="I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I usually trust a dog when it doesn't like a person.” A lot of people. = "I would never trust a Democrat with a child or my wallet" They are on their way to ruining the country because fools keep voting for them. ="Don't you just love anonymous PC warriors and Keyboard Commandos"

  • ShawnOLShawnOL Near BostonPosts: 1,049 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Regardless who shut them, or why, my original point about them is that it seems like its time to open them back up.
  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,698 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2019
    @ShawnOL

    I 100% agree. But who is going to do it? That is the big question.

    ShawnOL said:
    Regardless who shut them, or why, my original point about them is that it seems like its time to open them back up.

    No editing.
    "Look it up" Bill Whittle = "Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions". Stolen from a post by @silvermouse ="I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I usually trust a dog when it doesn't like a person.” A lot of people. = "I would never trust a Democrat with a child or my wallet" They are on their way to ruining the country because fools keep voting for them. ="Don't you just love anonymous PC warriors and Keyboard Commandos"

  • VegasFrankVegasFrank North Town, VegasPosts: 2,348 ✭✭✭✭✭
    We can't stop gun violence in this country any more than we can bring peace in the middle East. Kids going to school and coming home in body bags people dying in the mall, movie theaters, and nightclubs it's just the way of American Life, now and forever.

    Don't try to solve it because it's impossible to solve. There are two ways to solve it. One is to actually control guns in a sane way, which will never happen as long as the NRA exists. Conservative gun advocates fear that any legislation is just a door opening event that will eventually lead to the removal or the outlawing of their firearms.  I'm not saying they're wrong; in fact, I'm sure they're right.

    The second way is to simply prohibit firearms everywhere. Then people can't shoot each other. I'm not advocating for it I am telling you that this is the other solution to the problem.  

    So 20 years from now, we will be exactly where we are today as far as gun violence in this country. Mass shootings are now as American as apple pie and barbecue. 

    The simple reason is that we have a tolerance level for mass shootings and death in this country. If 27 dead kindergarten kids, 558 mostly conservative country music concert goers, and a mowed-down Republican Congress softball team doesn't motivate you to want to be selective in regards to who gets an AR-15, then nothing will.

    JD hit it perfectly.  His fear-slash-disdain of people with a differing political view paralyzes him into standing ground instead of working with the other side on a compromise to better the country because it isn't a total win.  @jd50ae you're not alone brother.  There are at least 150 million people who feel exactly the same way on one side of the aisle or the other.

    I just pray that my kids' classrooms aren't next.  It could be worse, though; I could live in Tell Aviv....
    Any of you guys call ME Francis, and I'll kill ya.
  • NorCalR1NorCalR1 San Jose CaPosts: 2,021 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I was at my moms house a few weeks back about 2 miles from theGilroy Garlic Festival when I heard all the activity I knew something had gone terribly wrong. As a fire arm enthusiast I do not favor more restrictions ( I mean California’s laws the are as strict as they get) I think the underlying theme is mental health issues in our country that continue to go untreated. 
  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 7,473 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,879 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2019
    jd50ae said:
    ShawnOL said:
      Thank the liberals for this mess.
    Um, it's just what I was told by the people at the long term Mental Health facility when I was in school, but, according to those who worked there during those years, 90% of their permanent residents were released during the Reagan years.  In order to lower taxes.  Liberal?  I think the problem is probably bigger than partisan politics.
    This has been posted elsewhere. Reagan shut them down, not out of malice or taxes, but because they were empty. They were empty because pharma and doctors convinced everyone that drugs were the answer. So a lot of people who needed one on one help were turned out to their own devices while in a stupor.
    Over 2,500 patients is empty?  That's what it was when Reagan came to office.  270 residents when he left.  No, the new meds were instrumental in the argument to send those folks back to their communities, but not the only reason by far.  If that were so, it wouldn't have become so much more difficult to get someone admitted.

    My own personal experience, during the W years, we would send violent psych patients down there, violence and threats attested to by multiple medical people as well as law enforcement, and they'd be back in the ER before the sheriff's deputy was done with his paperwork, because Reaganomics had defunded the facility so badly that they were unable to keep the patients there.  I know, I've seen it with my own eyes, many many times.

    However, I am only giving you my perspective, and that of others who were affected daily while at work by what was happening.  Perhaps outsiders or other sources would know more, have a less personal perspective than those of us who were so up-close and personal with what was happening on the ground.
    Post edited by Amos_Umwhat on
    WARNING:  The above post may contain thoughts or ideas known to the State of Caliphornia to cause seething rage, confusion, distemper, nausea, perspiration, sphincter release, or cranial implosion to persons who implicitly trust only one news source, or find themselves at either the left or right political extreme.  Proceed at your own risk.  

    "There is nothing so in need of reforming as someone else's bad habits."   Mark Twain
  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,698 ✭✭✭✭✭
    We can't stop gun violence in this country any more than we can bring peace in the middle East. Kids going to school and coming home in body bags people dying in the mall, movie theaters, and nightclubs it's just the way of American Life, now and forever.

    Don't try to solve it because it's impossible to solve. There are two ways to solve it. One is to actually control guns in a sane way, which will never happen as long as the NRA exists. Conservative gun advocates fear that any legislation is just a door opening event that will eventually lead to the removal or the outlawing of their firearms.  I'm not saying they're wrong; in fact, I'm sure they're right.

    The second way is to simply prohibit firearms everywhere. Then people can't shoot each other. I'm not advocating for it I am telling you that this is the other solution to the problem.  

    So 20 years from now, we will be exactly where we are today as far as gun violence in this country. Mass shootings are now as American as apple pie and barbecue. 

    The simple reason is that we have a tolerance level for mass shootings and death in this country. If 27 dead kindergarten kids, 558 mostly conservative country music concert goers, and a mowed-down Republican Congress softball team doesn't motivate you to want to be selective in regards to who gets an AR-15, then nothing will.

    JD hit it perfectly.  His fear-slash-disdain of people with a differing political view paralyzes him into standing ground instead of working with the other side on a compromise to better the country because it isn't a total win.  @jd50ae you're not alone brother.  There are at least 150 million people who feel exactly the same way on one side of the aisle or the other.

    I just pray that my kids' classrooms aren't next.  It could be worse, though; I could live in Tell Aviv....
    Thanks.
    And now we get this.




    "Look it up" Bill Whittle = "Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions". Stolen from a post by @silvermouse ="I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I usually trust a dog when it doesn't like a person.” A lot of people. = "I would never trust a Democrat with a child or my wallet" They are on their way to ruining the country because fools keep voting for them. ="Don't you just love anonymous PC warriors and Keyboard Commandos"

  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,698 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2019
    From the NYT a long time ago.

    https://www.nytimes.com/1984/10/30/science/how-release-of-mental-patients-began.html

    Up for a little race baiting? 

    Edited for question.
    Post edited by jd50ae on
    "Look it up" Bill Whittle = "Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions". Stolen from a post by @silvermouse ="I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I usually trust a dog when it doesn't like a person.” A lot of people. = "I would never trust a Democrat with a child or my wallet" They are on their way to ruining the country because fools keep voting for them. ="Don't you just love anonymous PC warriors and Keyboard Commandos"

  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 5,627 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Are people nuttier now that they used to be?
    Do shrinks really have an ability to diagnose and cure?

    What change(s) in society have led to worse behavior?
    Can any of these be changed back?
    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)


  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,698 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2019
    webmost said:
    Are people nuttier now that they used to be?
    Do shrinks really have an ability to diagnose and cure?

    What change(s) in society have led to worse behavior?
    Can any of these be changed back?
    1. Yes. Lets eat a Tide Pod.
    2. Most shrinks think drugs are the answer to everything. And evidently most people.
    3. Power hungry politicians and their sheeple. No one listens to what they are really saying, just blindly follow.
    4. Answers to that are just plain scary. Unless people vote out the hacks it is only going to get worse.

    "Look it up" Bill Whittle = "Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions". Stolen from a post by @silvermouse ="I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I usually trust a dog when it doesn't like a person.” A lot of people. = "I would never trust a Democrat with a child or my wallet" They are on their way to ruining the country because fools keep voting for them. ="Don't you just love anonymous PC warriors and Keyboard Commandos"

  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,879 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jd50ae said:
    ShawnOL said:
      Thank the liberals for this mess.
    Um, it's just what I was told by the people at the long term Mental Health facility when I was in school, but, according to those who worked there during those years, 90% of their permanent residents were released during the Reagan years.  In order to lower taxes.  Liberal?  I think the problem is probably bigger than partisan politics.
    This has been posted elsewhere. Reagan shut them down, not out of malice or taxes, but because they were empty. They were empty because pharma and doctors convinced everyone that drugs were the answer. So a lot of people who needed one on one help were turned out to their own devices while in a stupor.
    Over 2,500 patients is empty?  That's what it was when Reagan came to office.  270 residents when he left.  No, the new meds were instrumental in the argument to send those folks back to their communities, but not the only reason by far.  If that were so, it wouldn't have become so much more difficult to get someone admitted.

    My own personal experience, during the W years, we would send violent psych patients down there, violence and threats attested to by multiple medical people as well as law enforcement, and they'd be back in the ER before the sheriff's deputy was done with his paperwork, because Reaganomics had defunded the facility so badly that they were unable to keep the patients there.  I know, I've seen it with my own eyes, many many times.

    However, I am only giving you my perspective, and that of others who were affected daily while at work by what was happening.  Perhaps outsiders or other sources would know more, have a less personal perspective than those of us who were so up-close and personal with what was happening on the ground.
     :D HIlarious!  Someone disagrees with me over what I've seen and experienced.  Some people!
    WARNING:  The above post may contain thoughts or ideas known to the State of Caliphornia to cause seething rage, confusion, distemper, nausea, perspiration, sphincter release, or cranial implosion to persons who implicitly trust only one news source, or find themselves at either the left or right political extreme.  Proceed at your own risk.  

    "There is nothing so in need of reforming as someone else's bad habits."   Mark Twain
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 6,855 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll go back and give you a WTF just to balance things out.
    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,698 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2019
    jd50ae said:
    ShawnOL said:
      Thank the liberals for this mess.
    Um, it's just what I was told by the people at the long term Mental Health facility when I was in school, but, according to those who worked there during those years, 90% of their permanent residents were released during the Reagan years.  In order to lower taxes.  Liberal?  I think the problem is probably bigger than partisan politics.
    This has been posted elsewhere. Reagan shut them down, not out of malice or taxes, but because they were empty. They were empty because pharma and doctors convinced everyone that drugs were the answer. So a lot of people who needed one on one help were turned out to their own devices while in a stupor.
    Over 2,500 patients is empty?  That's what it was when Reagan came to office.  270 residents when he left.  No, the new meds were instrumental in the argument to send those folks back to their communities, but not the only reason by far.  If that were so, it wouldn't have become so much more difficult to get someone admitted.

    My own personal experience, during the W years, we would send violent psych patients down there, violence and threats attested to by multiple medical people as well as law enforcement, and they'd be back in the ER before the sheriff's deputy was done with his paperwork, because Reaganomics had defunded the facility so badly that they were unable to keep the patients there.  I know, I've seen it with my own eyes, many many times.

    However, I am only giving you my perspective, and that of others who were affected daily while at work by what was happening.  Perhaps outsiders or other sources would know more, have a less personal perspective than those of us who were so up-close and personal with what was happening on the ground.
     :D HIlarious!  Someone disagrees with me over what I've seen and experienced.  Some people!
    https://www.nytimes.com/1984/10/30/science/how-release-of-mental-patients-began.html

    Were you an inmate or caretaker?
    "Look it up" Bill Whittle = "Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions". Stolen from a post by @silvermouse ="I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I usually trust a dog when it doesn't like a person.” A lot of people. = "I would never trust a Democrat with a child or my wallet" They are on their way to ruining the country because fools keep voting for them. ="Don't you just love anonymous PC warriors and Keyboard Commandos"

  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,879 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My apologies to the BOTL/SOTL who have had to endure this.  I'll say no more on this subject.
    WARNING:  The above post may contain thoughts or ideas known to the State of Caliphornia to cause seething rage, confusion, distemper, nausea, perspiration, sphincter release, or cranial implosion to persons who implicitly trust only one news source, or find themselves at either the left or right political extreme.  Proceed at your own risk.  

    "There is nothing so in need of reforming as someone else's bad habits."   Mark Twain
  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,698 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I love the assumptions being made on here. Fox has become overburdened with hard core libs and their hate, You should check it out. I watch a lot of news shows, cnn and msnbc are not to be trusted to tell the truth about anything so they are not included.
    Did you read the article? It is from a time past when the NYT was a real newspaper, 1984 or there about.
    Accepting one source for information is not what I do, that would be what lib sheep do. And that ain't ever gonna happen. 
    By the way,I am neither a rep or a dem. But as long as dems refuse to get out of the way with their very serious TDS and start helping the law abiding hard working citizens of this country there really isn't much choice.
    "Look it up" Bill Whittle = "Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions". Stolen from a post by @silvermouse ="I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs, but I usually trust a dog when it doesn't like a person.” A lot of people. = "I would never trust a Democrat with a child or my wallet" They are on their way to ruining the country because fools keep voting for them. ="Don't you just love anonymous PC warriors and Keyboard Commandos"

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