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<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/07/12/killed.for.a.dollar.ap/index.html" target="_blank">Killed for a dollar</a>.
post #2 of 28
That's hard to believe :eek:
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post #3 of 28
All powerful megatron, lord of the transformers and overseer of the known universe, please make iChurch keep his religion to himself, and if he does not, all powerful megatron, please smite him.



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“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” 
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post #4 of 28
Hey,he has the right to express himself anyway he feels,religious or not,whether you like it or not,and any attempt by you to supress that is a violation of his civil rights,perhaps not by the letter but definitely in spirit.
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[quote]Originally posted by Rick1138:
<strong>Hey,he has the right to express himself anyway he feels,religious or not,whether you like it or not,and any attempt by you to supress that is a violation of his civil rights,perhaps not by the letter but definitely in spirit.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Hey, I have the right to express myself anyway I feel whether you like it or not, and any attempt by you to supress that is a violation of my civil rights, perhaps not by the letter but definitely in spirit.

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“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” 
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“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” 
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post #6 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by BR:
<strong>Hey, I have the right to express myself anyway I feel whether you like it or not, and any attempt by you to supress that is a violation of my civil rights, perhaps not by the letter but definitely in spirit.
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Jeez, let it all be... Everyone has their own way of reflecting on horrible situations like these and that's what FellowshipChurch iBook did.

No matter what. That young boy is in a better place now. He couldn't find it here. I don't know where, how, what, or whom...but it's where no one can threaten or hurt him anymore.
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post #7 of 28
Never has groverat's new signature sounded so utterly ****ing foolish and rings so hollow.



Check it out, you'll see...

post #8 of 28
You're just a chicken little.

I don't see how one murder makes the world a bad place. We've got 3 billion people here.

BR, you are worshipping a false God! There are two gods of transformers!
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post #9 of 28
One murder DOESN'T make the world a "bad place", 'rat. Jeez.

But one murder under these particular circumstances certainly frustrates and saddens and bothers me.

Nothing "chicken little" about that. Maybe "chicken fed-up" and "chicken worried" or "chicken disbelieving". Or "chicken really bummed about how people conduct themselves".



And this isn't just "one murder". That kid won't be the first (or last) to die so stupidly and unnecessarily.



Maybe someday, if I try really, really hard, I can see the world in such an understanding, open-armed and pragmatic way, and stuff like this will simply roll off my back as easily as it seems to for others.

But don't anybody be holding your breath...

post #10 of 28
These things happen; they always have and they always will. The only thing that can be changed is how you look at it.

It's a tragedy that this boy was killed. It's a tragedy that the situation all those people involved were in, especially him, even exists. I can't even imagine having to lead that type of life.
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post #11 of 28
Me either. I mean, a DOLLAR? I mean hell, $50, okay. But...

I'M KIDDING!

Seriously, I'm thankful everyday of how good I have it. I don't live a lifestyle or associate with people that make the possibility of this kind of stuff happening to me probable.

No, when I go it'll be completely random and senseless...perhaps from gang drive-by crossfire four blocks away. WIth any luck, I'll be outside watering my lawn and will get felled by an anonymous bullet fired from a 14-year-old shooting at a rival gang member in the next neighborhood over! Oh joy!



MUCH preferable to hanging out with lowlifes and troublemakers and perpetually being on the cusp of getting whacked for a pack of gum, a video game or the mighty sum of $1.

Sigh...
post #12 of 28
This is all Bush's fault.
post #13 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>Me either. I mean, a DOLLAR? I mean hell, $50, okay. But...
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Hey, a dollar will get you twenty minutes of long distance with 10-10-220.

[ 07-13-2002: Message edited by: BR ]</p>

 

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post #14 of 28
Sorry, but I have to agree with scott on this one.
If Bush would get his head out of his a$$ and start worrying about ordinary peoples lives and ways to get them out of squalor and all this in his own back yard.
How many tax payers $$$ go on building bigger and better ways of annhilating life than trying to protect it and help people survive and maybe live a better quality of life?
post #15 of 28
Incredibly tacky, BR.
post #16 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by MajorMatt:
<strong>Incredibly tacky, BR.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Don't underestimate the value of a dollar.

This only goes to show that this economic downturn is ending. The dollar is now worth either 90 yen or one life.

[ 07-13-2002: Message edited by: BR ]</p>

 

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post #17 of 28
About that Bush comment, you think Al *****n Goron could've gotten us through 9-11 as well as Bush did? I don't.
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post #18 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by TigerWoods99:
<strong>About that Bush comment, you think Al *****n Goron could've gotten us through 9-11 as well as Bush did? I don't.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I think that no matter who the president was, that person would have done fine. Shut up.

 

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post #19 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by MiMac:
<strong>Sorry, but I have to agree with scott on this one...
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Scott was being sarcastic.
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post #20 of 28
No, this is sarcasm:

If Clinton was still President, this would never have happened!
post #21 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by MiMac:
<strong>Sorry, but I have to agree with scott on this one.
If Bush would get his head out of his a$$ and start worrying about ordinary peoples lives and ways to get them out of squalor and all this in his own back yard.
How many tax payers $$$ go on building bigger and better ways of annhilating life than trying to protect it and help people survive and maybe live a better quality of life?</strong><hr></blockquote>

That money spent on keeping our country safe by building that stockpile affords you the opportunity to say such drivel. Ironic, isn't it?
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post #22 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by Shanny:
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That money spent on keeping our country safe by building that stockpile affords you the opportunity to say such drivel. Ironic, isn't it?</strong><hr></blockquote>

The star wars missile defense system isn't something that we need. This kind of zealous overspending on unnecessary military force does nothing but put his further into debt.

 

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post #23 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by BR:
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Don't underestimate the value of a dollar.
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The dollar is valueless as far as I'm concerned. Money seems so... material. To prove my point, the first person to Private Message me their email address will recieve 1 dollar via paypal. How's that now?
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post #24 of 28
I wouldn't call the spending overzealous. More like violent pacification. Hey, it works for me.
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post #25 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by Shanny:
<strong>I wouldn't call the spending overzealous. More like violent pacification. Hey, it works for me.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Star wars is a money pit.

[ 07-14-2002: Message edited by: BR ]</p>

 

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” 
-Sagan
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“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” 
-Sagan
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post #26 of 28
Well, with Harrison Ford's salary, the primitive special effects and a shaky script, of course it was.

post #27 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>Well, with Harrison Ford's salary, the primitive special effects and a shaky script, of course it was.

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heh. very heh.

 

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” 
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post #28 of 28
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Star wars is a money pit.
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A bigger worry is debris from exploded low-orbit satellites will make access to space dicey for a very long time.
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