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Outbreak of "American 'flu" at Republican baseball game. The US has about one of these a day; the only remarkable aspects are who the targets were and how the current administration might use this event.

[added later]

Shooter appears to have been a 66-yr-old Bernie Bro.

Date: 2017-06-14 04:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thewayne
I read about that less than an hour ago on my NPR app. In Texas, the legislature wants open gun carry everywhere throughout the state -- except within the Texas legislature. Personally I want it there also. Let them drink their own medicine.

The article that I read had no info on the shooter. In fact, I initially misread the headline as a basketball game, which confused me when they started talking about bases. My brain does that to me occasionally.

Date: 2017-06-14 06:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dormouse1953
That did make onto the UK news today, although most of the news is taken up by the big fire in London.

Date: 2017-06-15 12:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] snippy
Not political affiliation but white male entitlement is behind the US's history of mass murders/terrorists/murder of spouse and suicide/murder of offspring and suicide.

Date: 2017-06-15 07:20 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] eub
You will be unshocked to have heard that this dude has a history of domestic violence.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-james-hodgkinson-shooter-20170614-story.html

Date: 2017-06-17 01:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kiya
That's basically the profile for a mass shooter, yeah? "White guy with a DV history."

Date: 2017-06-17 07:48 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] eub
Male, very much so; white, not much of a factor according to <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/12/mass-shootings-mother-jones-full-data/>one dataset</a>. DV I have heard is a strong factor but I haven't seen specific data or numbers.

Date: 2017-06-15 05:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] julian
I don't currently have the qualifications to move out of the US, or the money, but this is so not a good situation going on here.

Date: 2017-06-15 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] maruad
My kid just explained to me that Bernie Bro is a derogatory term used to imply sexism on the part of fans of Bernie.

Date: 2017-06-15 03:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ariaflame
Just his sexist fans. And he does have them. Oh does he ever. Or just the rabid anti-HRC ones.
I keep meaning to check if this particular dude actually did vote for Jill Stein in the end. In which case this might be also some self-hate from him in helping to contribute to the whole mess.

Date: 2017-06-17 08:00 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] eub
Oh, wow, now that you mention it I'll bet this dude didn't vote for Clinton. Just a hunch but I'll give 10:1 odds on it.

Date: 2017-06-15 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] neowolf2
Still waiting for a good exposition of the "infield sniper rule".

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