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  1. SubscriberAThousandYoung
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    14 Nov '17 21:251 edit
    Predictions:

    1) Anglos/"White Americans"
    2) Muslims
    3) Blacks
    4) Mestizos
    5) Other ???
  2. Standard membervivify
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    14 Nov '17 21:30
    Are we so used to shootings in the U.S. that we can can casually joke about one?
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    14 Nov '17 21:30
    Originally posted by @vivify
    Are we so used to shootings in the U.S. that we can can casually joke about one?
    A) Yes
    B) I'm semi-serious
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    Originally posted by @athousandyoung
    A) Yes
    B) I'm semi-serious
    I really, really hope "semi" wasn't a pun.
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    wikipedia.org/wiki/Tehama_County,_California#Demographics

    The racial makeup of the county was 84.8% White, 0.6% Black or African American, 2.1% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 8.3% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races. 15.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 14.4% were of German, 11.0% English, 9.6% Irish and 9.5% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 86.0% spoke English and 13.0% Spanish as their first language.

    There were 21,013 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.08.

    In the county, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.
    The median income for a household in the county was $31,206, and the median income for a family was $37,277. Males had a median income of $30,872 versus $22,864 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,793. About 13.0% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.0% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

    Tehama is a strongly Republican county in Presidential and congressional elections. The last Democrat to win a majority in the county was Jimmy Carter in 1976. Bill Clinton won a plurality in 1992.
    In the United States House of Representatives, Tehama County is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.[26]
    In the California State Legislature, the county is in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Jim Nielsen, and the 3rd Assembly District, represented by Republican James Gallagher.
    On November 4, 2008, Tehama County voted 72.7% for Proposition 8, which amended the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriages.
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    14 Nov '17 21:34
    Originally posted by @vivify
    I really, really hope "semi" wasn't a pun.
    It was not and I don't understand your point.
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    14 Nov '17 21:36
    Originally posted by @athousandyoung
    It was not and I don't understand your point.
    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-norcal-elementary-school-shooting-20171114-story.html

    "A semi-automatic rifle and two handguns that the gunman carried were recovered at one scene".
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    14 Nov '17 21:38
    Originally posted by @vivify
    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-norcal-elementary-school-shooting-20171114-story.html

    "A semi-automatic rifle and two handguns that the gunman carried were recovered at one scene".
    Oh no not at all. I thought you were accusing me of implying running people over with a semi truck. I was not making any puns whatsoever.
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    14 Nov '17 21:40
    Originally posted by @athousandyoung
    Oh no not at all. I thought you were accusing me of implying running people over with a semi truck. I was not making any puns whatsoever.
    Okay. I assumed it was a pun, since you answered "yes" to shootings being casually joked about.
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    Yep it was a white Anglo.

    https://www.google.com/amp/metro.co.uk/2017/11/15/school-shooter-who-killed-four-should-have-never-had-a-gun-says-sister-7081529/amp/
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    15 Nov '17 17:15
    This thread is not really catching on, is it?

    It's only four dead, this time. I don't think that's quite enough for a two-page thread.
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    15 Nov '17 17:32
    Originally posted by @great-king-rat
    This thread is not really catching on, is it?

    It's only four dead, this time. I don't think that's quite enough for a two-page thread.
    If he was Muslim this thread would be much longer.
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    15 Nov '17 18:18
    Originally posted by @vivify
    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-norcal-elementary-school-shooting-20171114-story.html

    "A semi-automatic rifle and two handguns that the gunman carried were recovered at one scene".
    His choices were, a church or school.

    Crazies know they have to mix it up a bit every so often or it gets old quick.
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    15 Nov '17 18:18
    Originally posted by @great-king-rat
    This thread is not really catching on, is it?

    It's only four dead, this time. I don't think that's quite enough for a two-page thread.
    In Chicago you can shoot a 100 and it never makes the news.
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