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Newtown shooting discussion thread: No flames, no trolls, no MRAs

Because the post I just put up on the Newtown shooting is so troubling and disturbing, I am setting up this separate thread so people can discuss the shooting without having to deal with or think about MRAs.

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MKlein
MKlein
7 years ago

Sorry to hear about your cat 🙁

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
7 years ago

Katz, that’s no good! I hope she doesn’t have cat flu or anything. 🙁

katz
7 years ago

I don’t know, I’ve never owned a cat before. I think that if a cat just has a clear runny nose, that’s not usually a problem? That’s what she has now. (But cat owners, please advise.)

cloudiah
7 years ago

Hi, so now I can’t sleep so i woke up and tried to read but couldn’t so came back to manboobz hoping for trollz and lulz.

katz, if your kitty is otherwise fine, eating, drinking, pooping (in the right place), etc. it’s probably just a cold. if there’s lots of sneezing or it lasts a while, or any other disturbing changes, might be a respiratory infection that needs antibiotics. If you can afford it, it might not be a bad idea to make a visit to the vet; if money is short, wait and be watchful for more symptoms.

~cloudiah has owned many cats over the last 30 years, but should not be mistaken for a vet

cloudiah
7 years ago

Also, sleep overdose + cold meds = me asking “Are you guys all pandas? ‘Cos I’m just saying it would be cool to be having this discussion with pandas.”

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
7 years ago

I’m glad you mentioned colds, cloudiah. None of ours have had them, only Magnus with his ‘flu, so I tend to associate runny noses with that.

thenatfantastic
thenatfantastic
7 years ago

Boy had terrible flu last year. I went in at one point with a cold flannel for his head and found him staring in fascination at the end of the bed. He was hallucinating that he could see little anthromorphic chickpeas wearing wee uniforms who were there to fix holes in space and time. That was a bit scary, but he seemed to enjoy it. He couldn’t eat houmous for a month though.

dumpster jedi
dumpster jedi
7 years ago

I just finished trying to have a sane talk about this with a gun owner. I said that we as a country need to address both the lack of registration and regulation of our guns, and the horrible lack of help for people with mental illness in the US. She agreed, but with the caveat that we do nothing to prevent her from getting more autos and semi-autos; gotta protect her family.

This was the least crazy convo I have had about guns, even after this goddamn nightmare.

I want to scream, but I don’t have any private spaces available for that today.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
7 years ago

Good grief. How many guns does she thinks it takes to “protect her family”? And how many times do people with guns (if they’re locked away as they’re supposed to be) actually get to use them in the event of a break-in?

I just read a rabbi’s tribute to one of the victims as saying the child was just “in the wrong place at the wrong time”. I HATE that phrase. It makes it sound like he walked onto train tracks, and is so close to being victim-blaming. Hello, that child, all those children, were exactly where they were supposed to be, when they were supposed to be there, and were targeted by a murderer!

katz
7 years ago

He was hallucinating that he could see little anthromorphic chickpeas wearing wee uniforms who were there to fix holes in space and time.

…I want to catch what he has.

katz
7 years ago

*had

cloudiah
7 years ago

I laughed harder than is probably healthy for me right now at the hummus remark.