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America has officially jumped the shark
"An armed man waving a loaded .45-caliber pistol on a packed commuter train went unnoticed by passengers who were too busy looking at their phones and tablet computers.

Security footage shows the assailant waving a gun and pointing it across the aisle several times on the San Francisco-based train on Monday, each time failing to the draw the attention of any passengers.

The assailant then opened fire on a random passenger, killing 20-year-old college student Justin Valdez.

"These weren't concealed movements — the gun is very clear," District Attorney George Gascon told the San Francisco Chronicle. "These people are in very close proximity with him, and nobody sees this. They're just so engrossed, texting and reading and whatnot. They're completely oblivious of their surroundings."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...g-gun.html
10-09-2013 01:14 PM
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Western culture has enough problems without importing dregs from the rest of the world.
10-09-2013 01:26 PM
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Okay, so a bunch of absorbed dipshits in SF failed to notice a guy had a gun that unfortunately led to the death of some upbeat kid.

What does that have to do with America jumping the shark?

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10-09-2013 01:43 PM
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I thought this was going to do with actual sharks, or Ronald Mcdonald in Mongolia.

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10-09-2013 02:10 PM
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Not sure what you're getting at?

If people hadn't been engrossed by their cell phones, what would they have done? Shot the guy? Since, you know, people in California love their guns.

This guy is obviously fucked up in the head to just shoot a random person on a train. Crazy people have been around forever, and they will always be around. You haven't brought anything up to suggest anything's changed.
10-09-2013 02:40 PM
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Rhino's got a point. People today care so little about each other that they can be murdered in broad daylight without anyone even noticing. Our culture has hit the advanced decadence stage.

The only reason this guy got caught was because of a surveillance system - in other words, our coddled American existence was only preserved by big mommy government who watches over everyone to make sure you play nice.

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(10-09-2013 02:44 PM)Samseau Wrote:  Rhino's got a point. People today care so little about each other that they can be murdered in broad daylight without anyone even noticing. Our culture has hit the advanced decadence stage.

American Psycho has become reality...
the scary thing is, people too busy looking at smartphones! can't believe that
10-09-2013 03:14 PM
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Eh...still don't buy the "jumping the shark" bit.

There have always been oblivious sheeple.

On the flip side, there have always been random heroes, and there still are.

This should be more of a commentary on the people of SF. Think this would happen in a smaller city in the midwest? I doubt it.

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10-09-2013 09:19 PM
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It makes me wonder if these guys had "some interaction" with each other at San Francisco State University. Both attended the same school though police indicated they had no official affiliation.
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10-09-2013 09:32 PM
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@369eyedea WOW! Thanks for your comment! Now I understand what the movie was about. Im convinced all those things really happened in American Psycho rather than it all being in his head but people ignored it because some Heavy Hitter Wall Street guy "couldnt do this"... and the hotel would shut down and lose everything if dead hookers were found in it, so they covered everything up....

You summed up the American Psycho message perfectly, people were too engrossed in their own worlds to notice what was happening right in front of them. Ultimate solipsism and Wall Street is the perfect setting to illustrate that.

@Samseau What interesting insight, the whole world with the aid of social media technology is turning into blind, powerless zombies that dont even notice people getting murdered right in front of us. It can only get worse, "1987" worse where we CANT function without big brother government because each of us lacks to values and convictions to stand up for ourselves, so we accept loss of freedoms as a suitable trade and endorse the NSA and other programs that limit our freedoms in exchange for "protection."
10-09-2013 10:32 PM
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(10-09-2013 09:19 PM)thedude3737 Wrote:  Eh...still don't buy the "jumping the shark" bit.

There have always been oblivious sheeple.

On the flip side, there have always been random heroes, and there still are.

This should be more of a commentary on the people of SF. Think this would happen in a smaller city in the midwest? I doubt it.

If it was a small city in the midwest everyone would be like "Hey Earl, is that the new Kimber .45 you were talking about getting? Yeah, that's pretty nice. Might want to stop waving it around like a dickhead, though."

But in all seriousness, he'd probably be shot dead. People take their Constitutional rights seriously in the midwest.

You want to know the only thing you can assume about a broken down old man? It's that he's a survivor.
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10-10-2013 11:29 AM
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Even if people noticed, what were they supposed to do?

It was a random killing. People trying to play hero get hurt too.

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10-10-2013 11:38 AM
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(10-10-2013 11:38 AM)Cattle Rustler Wrote:  Even if people noticed, what were they supposed to do?

It was a random killing. People trying to play hero get hurt too.

When you live in a socialist state where law abiding citizens aren't allowed to carry firearms, there's nothing you can do.
10-10-2013 11:42 AM
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(10-10-2013 11:42 AM)Aliblahba Wrote:  
(10-10-2013 11:38 AM)Cattle Rustler Wrote:  Even if people noticed, what were they supposed to do?

It was a random killing. People trying to play hero get hurt too.

When you live in a socialist state where law abiding citizens aren't allowed to carry firearms, there's nothing you can do.

The guy already had a firearm in his hand, a CHL holder would need to pull it out. Let's not forget what the cops will do when they come and see a gun on your hand, not many get prosecuted for killing someone with a gun.

"Wait a few seconds bad guy, I need to get my gun out to shoot you".......

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(10-10-2013 11:52 AM)Cattle Rustler Wrote:  
(10-10-2013 11:42 AM)Aliblahba Wrote:  
(10-10-2013 11:38 AM)Cattle Rustler Wrote:  Even if people noticed, what were they supposed to do?

It was a random killing. People trying to play hero get hurt too.

When you live in a socialist state where law abiding citizens aren't allowed to carry firearms, there's nothing you can do.

The guy already had a firearm in his hand, a CHL holder would need to pull it out. Let's not forget what the cops will do when they come and see a gun on your hand, not many get prosecuted for killing someone with a gun.

"Wait a few seconds bad guy, I need to get my gun out to shoot you".......

But how would the bad guy know who has a gun and who doesn't if people are allowed concealed carry-ons?

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This story seems to be hyped. I looked at the video and it shows him taking something out of his pocket and putting it back again. I couldn't tell whether it was a gun or a cell phone. And not noticing it was probably the best strategy for survival. What else could they do? I remember being on the DC Metro many years ago and noticed this guy next to me and under his coat he had a python snake wrapped around his body. Nobody else noticed. I just casually got up and walked away.

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10-10-2013 12:07 PM
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(10-10-2013 11:42 AM)Aliblahba Wrote:  
(10-10-2013 11:38 AM)Cattle Rustler Wrote:  Even if people noticed, what were they supposed to do?

It was a random killing. People trying to play hero get hurt too.

When you live in a socialist state where law abiding citizens aren't allowed to carry firearms, there's nothing you can do.

Thankfully that's not the case. We don't live in a socialist state and if someone really wants to get a CCW permit in California, legally, they can.

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10-10-2013 12:55 PM
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Good luck getting a CCW in Cali. Cool story though dude.

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10-10-2013 01:05 PM
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(10-10-2013 01:05 PM)Aliblahba Wrote:  Good luck getting a CCW in Cali. Cool story though dude.

http://www.shouselaw.com/concealed-weapon.html

Um, that article confirms what I said before.

My dad and two of my friends have CCWs. It's a process and it's not guaranteed but like I said, for anyone who really wants one it's entirely accessible, especially if you file with a sheriff's department in a rural area like Placerville.

Cool story though Ali

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10-10-2013 02:22 PM
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You just mad cause my recipes are better. My Banana recipes will make people fall in love. And for under $2 per meal. I'll teach you though. It starts with toiling the ground, then seeing them okra grow, then to the cast iron outside over propane.
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(10-10-2013 03:21 PM)Aliblahba Wrote:  You just mad cause my recipes are better. My Banana recipes will make people fall in love. And for under $2 per meal. I'll teach you though. It starts with toiling the ground, then seeing them okra grow, then to the cast iron outside over propane.

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(10-10-2013 03:21 PM)Aliblahba Wrote:  You just mad cause my recipes are better. My Banana recipes will make people fall in love. And for under $2 per meal. I'll teach you though. It starts with toiling the ground, then seeing them okra grow, then to the cast iron outside over propane.

I really don't think you want to get me started on okra

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