I wanted to delay today's post a little bit, in hopes that more information would be released about last night's shooting in South Carolina. Lots of media outlets are reporting the shooter had very distinctive: sweatshirt, car, and license plate. And yet nobody seems to know just what the fuck makes his sweatshirt distinctive, what the make and model of his car is, or what the fuckin his license plate number is.
And for those who were upset the police jumped right to the racial issue and treating this as a hate crime right out of the gate since, I'm okay with that. "The gunman reportedly told the woman he was letting her live so she could tell everyone else what happened, Scott said. Mullen confirmed that the shooter was in the church for almost an hour attending the prayer meeting with the group before shooting." All of which is eerily Kill Bill'ish if you ask me. But my point being I believe the police pursued this as a hate crime not because of the skin color of the victims, but because of the survivor's testimony.
So now it's after noon and in addition to the shooter being in custody, we have a little more information to work with. Looks like it boils down to bad things happen when you give your pill popping -- and possibly racist, we'll see how that pans out -- kid a .45 caliber handgun for his birthday.
Look, I hate to sound like a broken fucking record, but I'll say it anyway. Blessed be the peacemakers, and as important a role that the police, firefighters and EMTs play, they're not the real first responders. They are the second responders. The real first responder to a threat against your life or property is you. You wouldn't call 911 to report a fire, and then just stand there while the flames rage around you until the fire department showed up to carry you out. You wouldn't call 911 for an ambulance, and then stand there looking at your kid turning blue at the bottom of the pool. And you sure as fuck shouldn't be reaching for a phone if someone is trying to kill you. You should be reaching for something, anything to defend yourself with. Don't like firearms? No fucking problems. Get yourself a knife or some pepper spray or a Taser, or any other fucking thing you can lay your hands on. Just take an active role in your own self-preservation. Unfortunately, current South Carolina state law prohibits permitted individuals from carrying a weapon in a church (S.C. Code Ann § 21-31-215). If even one of those poor sons-of-bitches had something in which to defend their lives, perhaps this may have turned out a little differently.
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C'mon admit it, you know you've done some of these.
Ernie, Greetings from Iwakuni, Japan. I think I've been able to narrow down the city in that photo. I believe it's Osaka from the phone number on the side of the building. If Google serves me correctly, the phone number is for a restaurant called, Hachibee. Please spread the word so the more adept google street view users can go from there. On a note related to the picture, the vending machines seen in the picture is for Boss coffee. Tommy Lee Jones is the spokesman for boss coffee. Just like Bill Murray in Lost in Translation, there is always work in Japan. Cheers, Jason
Going by the phone number, this is the location in Osaka. Rick
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