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#1 lumabean

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

The horrific news of the school shooting at a Newtown Connecticut elementary school is on Yahoo and ABCnews.com has me praying up a storm for those children and their families. My heart sank even more when Coastygirl shared in the shoutbox that her husband's grandkids go to that school.

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Praying intently for all of those children and families, and for Coastygirl, her husband, and parents of the children, to get news they are safe. I cannot even begin to imagine what they're going through!

(((coastygirl))))

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:44 PM

staged event?
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

20 yr old male shooter inside school shot dead, GP, another man is being questioned. Investigation ongoing so information is fluid about such details right now. 27 dead, 18 of them children and the principal. Pueblo CO also has schools with perimeter guard set as a response, other schools concerned I am sure as well. Pray for Coastygirls hubby's grandkids, they go to that school in CT. Pray if you are inclined to do so for them all. What a terrible rotten thing to do. :pray:

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

It takes a special kind of wacko to target little kids like that, I read that the school is for kids in kindergarten through 4th grade, they're just babies for goodness sake.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

News is stating shooter was a "sperm donor" to one of the students. I will not call such scum a Dad, because he obviously is not a Dad. He is murdering scum.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:18 PM

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:38 PM

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

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Psalm 27:13

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

Thank you all for the prayers--they were answered for us because our grandchildren are safe. The other familys were not so fortunate. We can continue to pray for them all.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

Heartbreaking.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

staged event?


Possibility or, most likely in my opinion, yet another shooting in a totally safe "gun free zone."
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:36 PM

The women of MrsS are grieving this thing in a completely different way than our men. Interesting observations. I was brought to tears with reading and watching just one video clip.

But I also briefly had thots along the lines of GP and Louis..... Are we seeing such a upswing in these horror scenes due to manipulations? My stomanch lurches at the very idea. Revolting.

OTOH...this world is filled with untreated/untreatable mental illness. And untreated rage. And untreatable self-gratification addiction. It might simply be that THIS is what we are producing..... Horror!

MtRider ---rejoicing for the families [like CoastyG's] that were spared the ultimate grieving this day; with great sorrow, praying for the others

Edited by Mt_Rider, 14 December 2012 - 05:38 PM.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:53 PM

I was following this story today from my cell phone. I wasn't near a computer to be able to post. I am completely sickened by this. I watched the losses mount up hour by hour. I am grateful that more kids were spared, but saddened by the senseless loss of life.

Clearly this man must have some kind of mental illness... There is no other explanation. People don't just wake up and decide to go shoot up a school. I would like to find out the rest of the story. Right now, the press reports are all over the map. The holidays are particularly stressful for people with mental illness. We see a lot of suicides at this time of year along with an upswing in other behaviors.

Today is a sad day. I doubt very much that it was staged for any nefarious reason. There are far too many families in mourning tonight who can bear witness to the impact of this tragedy.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:50 PM

MSNBC is now reporting that the shooter had a history of mental illness. At one point the news reports indicated that the brother might have been involved.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:27 PM

Yes, lots of stuff going around since it's still being investigated. I haven't caught up the latest on it yet, it was mostly speculation by newspeople with bits of info. (DH and I were out after work/babysitting.) I saw it on the news in the afternoon while changing channels, but didn't watch watch while the grandson was up. I just sat & cried for them, and praying, of course.

Already new "gun controls" are being called for. One guy pointed out on the radio that China had a guy who stabbed 22 children today with a knife. If they're crazy, a knife will do. Do we ban all knives?

We used to keep crazy people in hospitals where they took their meds, bathed regularly, slept in clean beds, wore clean clothes, and were fed meals regularly. Now our "mentally ill" are FREE to do as they please because the ACLU "freed" them in the 70's because they had RIGHTS. It is extremely difficult to get a mentally ill relative committed unless they do certain acts.

Where is the call to reopen the mental hospitals? We would no longer have a homeless problem if they would.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

Thank you all for the prayers--they were answered for us because our grandchildren are safe. The other familys were not so fortunate. We can continue to pray for them all.


Reply from Philbe: Thanks you Lord for the safety of these grandchildren.

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Matthew 6:11  "Give us this day our daily bread...amen." 

Phillipians 4:19  "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus....amen"

1 Corinthians 13:4-8  "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things"...let me walk this out Lord.

 


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

Just can't seem to shake myself loose from the grief that these families must be faced with...today, tomorrow and for a long, long time. Prayer's joined with everybody elses...

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Matthew 6:11  "Give us this day our daily bread...amen." 

Phillipians 4:19  "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus....amen"

1 Corinthians 13:4-8  "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things"...let me walk this out Lord.

 


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:52 PM

I heard about the incident in China but thought it was a mistake. I'm so sad that one was for real as well. I've heard the shooter had Aspergers....trying to figure out how he had access to the guns in the home if he had mental health issues. I don't understand any of this....


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:14 PM

its not so much the aspergers , there is other stuff going on too. please do not think all ppl with aspergers are going to slaughter people. I am sure there was a complexity there most will not understand inside this young man's tortured mind.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:26 PM

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