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30 killed on Virginia Tech campus

Postby MissLT » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:45 pm

F! Another shooting!

:x See, Danyet, this is the reason why the right to bear arms is stupid!
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Re: 30 killed on Virginia Tech campus

Postby Shazzam » Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:57 am

LennyeTran wrote:F! Another shooting!

:x See, Danyet, this is the reason why the right to bear arms is stupid!


Hi Lenny when this hit the news here I nearly died. I just can't believe it. So stupid!! So many innocent people caught up in this bull...t. OMG I just feel so badly for the families. As for Danyet's attitudes towards guns i would prefer not to go there because we will always be at odds. It is ok to be a cowboy and bear arms when you need to shoot wolves etc, but people are another thing. Thanks Lenny for posting this i'm so glad that someone did. I just hate this type of stuff it actually hurts to think that society is ok with kids killing kids!!
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Postby Dixie » Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:17 pm

I just can't understand why citizens are allowed to have arms in the States.
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Postby MissLT » Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:44 pm

We have the right to bear arms but not to bear breasts. :roll: America is getting weird and weirder every day to me. I'm so moving to Switzerland when I have enough money.
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Postby MissLT » Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:46 pm

I just read the update today. It seems like he's a loner and got dumped by his girlfriend or something like that. He was mad, so he killed his girlfriend and bunch of other students. The scary thing they said is that there was no emotion in his eyes although he was smiling. What a psycho!
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Postby Danyet » Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:30 pm

It is more likely that he barely knew the girl.

It only would have taken one person there with a little training and a weapon,to have prevented that killer from such a big spree.

When I was in college I had a gun on my belt most days. I would not have lined up along the wall and waited to be shot like those obedient students did.
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Postby MissLT » Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:52 pm

The sad thing is that not many students were aware of what was going on. They sent the email to warn students. Emails?!?!??! What the...?
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Postby vince90 » Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:13 pm

It really pisses me off that they did not shut down the campus in earlier shooting. There is something wrong with the security school department. You're right Lenny. What the **** that they use email to warn students. Do they really don’t have other methods? Give me a break.
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Postby MissLT » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:01 pm

Exactly. The fault falls on the school security. Something was seriously going on with it. They didn't believe it or something? They shoulda evacuated the students out of the campus and shut it down as soon as the first shooting went on.
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Postby jrkp » Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:59 pm

What a Tragedy!!! Firstly, I´d like to express for this media, my condolences to the families of the victims. I know when you are facing a situation like this, there are not words to ease your pain, but I want you to know that my thoughts and my prayers are with you.

I must confess when I heard the news for the first time, I was in shock!! I couldn´t believe that a human being was capable of doing something so terrifying!!!. In moments like this, it´s impossible not to lose your fate in mankind. But suddendly, I came across with this news and I realize that despite all the madness we are living nowadays, there are person who give you hope to keep beliving in humanity:


Israeli Professor Tried to Save Students' Lives
By Julie Stahl
CNSNews.com Jerusalem Bureau Chief
April 17, 2007

Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - Former colleagues said research and teaching were very important to Liviu Librescu, a professor from Israel who was among those murdered at Virginia Tech on Monday. He died trying save his students' lives.

Librescu, 75, immigrated to Israel from formerly communist Romania more than 25 years ago. He later moved to the U.S. and became a lecturer at Virginia Tech's Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics. He had been teaching there for 20 years.

A Holocaust survivor, Librescu died on the same day that Israel was marking Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day.

A brilliant scientist, Librescu didn't even have a drivers' license because research was everything for him, said Tel Aviv University Professor Jacob Aboudi. He never paid attention to luxuries, Aboudi said in a telephone interview. "He cared about the students."

A student in Librescu's class, Alec Calhoun, told the Associated Press that Librescu's class heard a "thunderous sound" from the classroom next door as the gunfire erupted on Monday.

Calhoun was among those who jumped out of a second floor window. Before he leapt, he said, he turned around and saw Librescu attempting to block the door. He was shot and killed.

"He was an extraordinary person," said Dr. Doron Shalev. Shalev received his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech. During his five years there, Shalev said he studied under Librescu and later worked with him in writing a number of academic papers.

"He was totally devoted to research and teaching. He was a person with a special [sense of] human," Shalev told Cybercast News Service.

He never spoke about the Holocaust, but in the early hours of the morning after finishing their work together, Librescu would share with Shalev details about his life in Romania. After writing a book in Romania, Librescu risked his life to smuggle it out to the West page by page, Shalev said.

When Librescu decided to leave Romania for Israel, he was fired from his job, as was customary in communist countries in the 1970s. But he left his house every day as if to go work and studied in a library so the neighbors wouldn't know that he had lost his job, said Shalev.

Some of the habits he developed in Romania stuck with him. He was always afraid his home was bugged, so if he had something important to discuss with his wife he would go outside. Even in Blacksburg, Virginia, he stuck to that habit, Shalev said.

Shalev described Blacksburg as "heaven on earth." He said he once had an office in Norris Hall, where at least 30 of the victims were killed on Monday. One of his children was born there, he said.

"We never locked our houses or cars. This is a place of no crime," he said. Now to think that worst massacre ever in the history of the U.S. happened there, he said, "it's beyond any understanding."
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