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Saying "I hear you" isn't weeping on TV. It's a normal human response. It's like someone not knowing "sorry for your loss" is a thing I people say at funerals.

And writing "I hear you" on a note card of talking points is not a sign of psychopathy, or an indicator that the owner of said card is an emotionless robot. It's the kind of line you use to redirect a conversation. This was an unusual, awkward situation, to say it mildly. And Trump is not the most natural public speaker when it comes to unscripted exchanges, by any stretch of the imagination. He's pretty bad at it. But that isn't an emotionless psychopath. Have you never seen people put a foot in their mouth at a funeral, or on a similar occasion? No, Obama wouldn't have needed a card. Neither would Reagan, or Bill Clinton. Clinton may have tried to bang the widow, though.

God damn, dude, criticizing Trump for nonsense is as silly as blindly praising him. This is like that kerfuffle a few months ago when he supposedly dumped a whole box of fish food into a koi pond while in Japan is a display of boorish behavior... until it turned out that, hey, he was just following the lead of the Japanese PM, a fact that was conveniently left out.

I forgot.  Seems there's was a cop present and he stood outside while the shooting happened for 4 minutes to 6 minutes.
I do understand the argument that his training might've warranted him to wait for back up...but if the Armed School Resource Officer couldn't do his job to protect, it's an even scarier notion to arm the teachers.

I don't expect an Aussie to know this ;) but apparently the main thing to do for an armed responder to do in a situation like this  is to get on scene as quickly as possible. These school shooters aren't trained soldiers or terrorists, they're mentally ill basket cases, and the majority of the time they will flee as soon as they see any armed response, and/or kill themselves. I'm not pulling this out of my ass, I read it from a police statement or something after one of the other shootings recently.

I wonder if it said, "Please turn over." on the back of the note cards?

Was that sympathy on his face or just a deep confusion of where his words went?

Even better, if he turned around in a circle after reading it.

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ICT / Re: Battle Of The Week: Magneto vs Sinestro
« on: February 22, 2018, 11:27:01 PM »
Sinestro destroys Magneto. Not even a fight anymore.

Changing my vote to Magneto.

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ICT / Re: Spider-man vs. Firelord (ASM 269-270) gets Punchometered
« on: February 22, 2018, 11:13:32 PM »
Whenever the banner finally gets redesigned, we really should add a picture of the Punchometer.

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I prefer well done for both steaks and hamburgers. Come at me.

Do you also prefer your chicken nuggets in the shape of dinosaurs?

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General Chat / Re: active pew pew pew at a florida high school
« on: February 22, 2018, 11:00:37 PM »
What I expect from a President is to enact sound policy, improve the living standard of American citizens, maintain national defense, deal with national and regional crises, boost the economy, promote American interests abroad, improve relations with our foreign allies, work towards compromises with our rivals when possible, wage war efficiently when and only when necessary, and support the Constitution. I'm not looking for a buddy in the President of the United States. I don't need to see him or her weeping on TV. That's what Justin Trudeau is for.

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General Chat / Re: active pew pew pew at a florida high school
« on: February 22, 2018, 09:29:58 PM »
You think remembering to be sympathetic as trivial?

I think jotting down a specific phrase to use is trivial, yes.

Maybe not as trivial as TWO! scoops of ice cream, granted.

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General Chat / Re: active pew pew pew at a florida high school
« on: February 22, 2018, 09:03:50 PM »
So in the most Arrested Development moment of this administration, Trump had to write "I hear you" on his note card to remember to show sympathy towards the Florida victims.

I had a busy day so this is the first I’m hearing about this. I was going to say something about how silly it would be for mainstream media to make a thing out of something so trivial... but a quick Google search shows that mainstream media is, in fact, making a thing out of it. Amazing.

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Marvel Zombies / Re: Waid says no such thing as magic...
« on: February 22, 2018, 03:56:36 PM »
Even if he did, it’s a theory that was stated in the equivalent of a letters column, and one that will most likely never be mentioned by another writer.

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Marvel Zombies / Re: MARVEL relaunch...again!
« on: February 22, 2018, 08:37:59 AM »
Can multiple Avengers books work? Sure. I liked the whole East and West Coast Avenger thing back in the day. But the current titles were all pretty bad.

And I did think a “unity” squad was a good idea but there’s no reason you can’t have a mutant or two on the Avengers. I thought Rogue and Havok made for good Avengers, and the dynamic between Rogue and Scarlet Witch was great when the unity squad first formed.

Basically, anything can work under good creative teams.

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ICT / Re: Jason Bourne vs. Jaws (the Bond villain)
« on: February 22, 2018, 07:35:38 AM »
If he tries that no-sell shit with Jaws, Bourne is going to get his head knocked clean off his shoulders.

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ICT / Re: New comic stuff worth talking about but not worth its own thread
« on: February 21, 2018, 07:49:40 PM »
It’s one thing for Aaron to make Odin weaker, but to depict him as a coward is really unforgivable.

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I know this is bullshit brcause I hosted a Finnish exchange student in school. I can assure you she was perfectly normal, right down to her nictitating membrane and forked tongue.

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Marvel Zombies / Re: MARVEL relaunch...again!
« on: February 21, 2018, 12:47:09 PM »
To me, six is good, eight is too much.

 

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Marvel Zombies / Re: MARVEL relaunch...again!
« on: February 21, 2018, 11:48:03 AM »
She-Hulk looks too muscular.

Thor’s golden arm looks a bit boring.

Captain Marvel is the kiss of death to any series. They really should shelve her for a while. She’s so damn boring.

Any Ghost Raider seems like a bad fit for an Avengers team unless they radically change the typical Ghost Rider personality.

Decent line-up but I’d rather have Wasp than Captain Marvel, and I’d rather have Kid or Teen Loki over Doctor Strange (though I don’t know what they’re doing with Loki nowadays.)

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ICT / Re: Batman four-way team fight
« on: February 21, 2018, 11:24:56 AM »
Warning to Regar for thread derailment.

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