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Mon Oct 2, 2017, 07:38 PM

Last night's Mandalay Bay shooting WAS NOT the largest

Mass shooting massacre in US history.

There is nothing i can say at the moment to this horrible shooting. It's a horror. But i would like to correct the narrative just a bit. I will add that the largest shooting massacre in U.S. history upon innocents not engaging in any battle at all was WOUNDED KNEE. On December 29, 1890, on Wounded Knee Creek in southwestern South Dakota, a tangle of events resulted in the deaths of more than 250, and possibly as many as 300, Native Americans. These people were guilty of no crime and were not engaged in combat. A substantial number were women and children.

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Reply Last night's Mandalay Bay shooting WAS NOT the largest (Original post)
ghostsinthemachine Oct 2017 OP
Wounded Bear Oct 2017 #1
TexasBushwhacker Oct 2017 #2
BumRushDaShow Oct 2017 #3
ghostsinthemachine Oct 2017 #7
4139 Oct 2017 #4
left-of-center2012 Oct 2017 #5
ghostsinthemachine Oct 2017 #8
The_jackalope Oct 2017 #6

Response to ghostsinthemachine (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 07:40 PM

1. The number of shooters is the key here...

Wounded Knee was done by a military unit. LV by a lone gunman.

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 07:43 PM

2. Also the Tulsa Race Riot with 300 dead

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_race_riot

However, I think they are speaking of single shooter situations.

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 07:49 PM

3. Early this morning

I used "modern" history in my posts and I noticed this afternoon the use of "modern" by some media outlets. I did so because there have been many race riots and massacres, not just of Native Americans, but of African Americans in this nation's history (see "Tulsa Riot", "Rosewood (Florida) Massacre" among others during the early part of the 20th century with the rise of Jim Crow).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 08:48 PM

7. I noticed tonight they used modern as well

Which just means in history that is convenient.

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 07:53 PM

4. The colfax massacre .... 150 Black men killed

“The Colfax massacre, or Colfax riot as the events are termed on the 1950 state historic marker, occurred on Easter Sunday, April 13, 1873, in Colfax, Louisiana, the seat of Grant Parish, when approximately 150 black men were murdered by white Southern Democrats. The bloodiest single instance of racial carnage in the Reconstruction era, the Colfax massacre taught many lessons, including the lengths to which some opponents of Reconstruction would go to regain their accustomed authority. Among blacks, the incident was long remembered as proof that in any large confrontation, they stood at a fatal disadvantage.”[1]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax_massacre

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 08:06 PM

5. You must listen to Thom Hartmann ?

He led his show with that today.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 08:50 PM

8. I don't.

Great minds think alike!

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 08:20 PM

6. That's why they're modifying it with the word "modern"

But I think when it comes down to a single shooter, it's probably the greatest toll ever.

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