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Name: Kyle
Gender: Male
Hometown: Ocean Springs, MS, USA
Home country: USA
Current location: Hamilton, ON, Canada
Member since: Sun Feb 11, 2018, 10:11 PM
Number of posts: 1,467

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Likes/Interests: Star Wars, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, video games, logic, reading, Marvel films and comics, The Walking Dead, Fables comic series... oh, and politics, of course...

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California man fatally stabbed while dining with his daughter on his lap

Source: CNN

(CNN) Anthony Mele was dining at a steakhouse in Southern California with his daughter on his lap when a homeless man allegedly walked up to him Wednesday and stabbed him in the neck.

Jamal Jackson, 49, was arrested shortly after the attack in Ventura and has been charged with premeditated first -degree murder, the Ventura County District Attorney's Office said.

Mele died the next day, but his daughter was not injured. The two men did not know each other, the Ventura Police Department said.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/22/us/california-steakhouse-stabbing/index.html

That poor little girl... the trauma of her father being murdered while she sat on his lap. She'll spend years in therapy to get over something like that, if she ever does.

And if our country had any kind of services for the mentally ill, this guy would've been either institutionalized or at least properly diagnosed and on medication to manage his condition, if possible.

It's also worth noting that the cops had been advised about this guy a few hours previously and, after monitoring him via security cameras, cancelled the call since they thought he wasn't a threat.

3 killed at Waffle House in Tennessee

Source: CNN

(CNN)Three people were killed and four were wounded in a shooting Sunday at a Waffle House in the Nashville area, Metro Nashville Police tweeted.

Police say the gunman, who was nude, opened fire at about 3:25 a.m. (4:25 a.m. ET).

CNN affiliate WSMV reported that the gunman was naked except for a green jacket when he entered the restaurant in the town of Antioch.
A customer wrestled away the rifle, police said.

UPDATE EDIT: Hat tip to edbermac for advising me to update my post. There are now 4 confirmed deaths from this incident.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/22/us/tennessee-waffle-house-shooting/index.html

One of the nicest things about living in Canada is not having to worry about nonsense like this. I just said that yesterday as I was chatting with the driver of the bus I was taking home. Sad days in America when Sunday becomes Gunday.

Delta and United join list of companies to cut ties with the NRA

Source: CNN

Two major airlines. A cybersecurity firm. Six car rental brands. A home security company. An Omaha bank. Companies have scrambled to cut ties with the National Rifle Association over the past couple of days, and the list continued to grow into the weekend.

Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/23/news/companies/enterprise-nra-car-rental-discounts/index.html

Dear dear, it looks like the NRA is suddenly radioactive from a PR standpoint. One wonders how ol' Wayne is handling this from his throne room in the Fortress of Firearms.

University serves Kool-Aid and watermelon water for Black History Month

Source: CNN

When Kayla Eubanks saw a sign for a Black History Month special menu in a New York University dining hall on Tuesday, she was interested to see what they were serving.

"I figured it would be some type of southern cuisine," the NYU student told CNN.

But she was stunned to see the full menu: ribs, collard greens, cornbread, smashed yams, mac and cheese and two beverages, red Kool-Aid and watermelon-flavored water.

Eubanks said she asked one of the cafeteria managers about it and was told, '"Yeah, it's Black History Month."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/22/us/nyu-kool-aid-watermelon-menu-black-history-month-trnd/index.html

There have been at least 12 incidents involving threats and weapons at schools since the Florida

Source: CNN

There have been at least 12 incidents involving threats and weapons at schools since the Florida shooting

Since the Parkland, Florida, school shooting on Valentine's Day, there have been at least 12 reports of other incidents involving a threat to a school or a weapon on a school campus.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/17/us/other-school-incidents-since-florida-shooting-trnd/index.html

One of these is apparently a "joke" and the doofus said he was going to use a Nerf gun. Why the hell would anyone ever think this was a "joking" matter?

Others apparently were the real deal. Just how many close calls did we have here? How many of these 12 were legit school shooters who were caught before they could go on a rampage?

Why is our country so sick?
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