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Virginia Tech shootings

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by crying moo, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. crying moo

    crying moo pancakes! 7+ Year Member

    Jun 5, 2003
    For anyone who might be condolences... I don't know what to say

    VT '03
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  3. Lurkerkat

    Lurkerkat Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    Agreed. This is just awful. My heart goes out to those at VT.
  4. kharyzma19

    kharyzma19 2+ Year Member

    Jan 7, 2007
    I am with the victims, family members, friends, and all others touched by this tradgedy. This is shocking and awful, I am aware that Virginia has had over the past couple of years, the highest rate of murder in the US. I interviewed at a pharmacy school in Virginia, if accepted I am seriously going to consider whether I will be attending or not. On the other hand I know that there is crime and murder everywhere.
  5. MuraRX

    MuraRX Member 5+ Year Member

    Jan 26, 2006
    I am in complete shock as well. My heart and prayers go out to all those who lost friends or family in this horrible tragedy.
  6. jlpolla

    jlpolla Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    My sincere condolences and prayers go out to all those affected by this tragedy!!
  7. eelo

    eelo 2+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Virginia has the highest murder rate in the US? Are you sure? Better yet, please give evidence for this claim. I think you're wrong.

    If this shooting at a university in Blacksburg, VA makes you seriously consider not going to Pharm school in Grundy County (Appalachia), Winchester (Shenandoah), or VCU (Richmond), then I submit that you are drastically geographically challenged, or you don't read the news.

    This is a tragic situation for all of us in Virginia, but it absolutely is NOT about you and your choice of pharmacy schools.
  8. Eleen

    Eleen You'd think... 7+ Year Member

    Sep 29, 2006
    Agreed, a shocking tragedy. My condolences to all affected on this day.
  9. musicguru

    musicguru 2+ Year Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    To all those affected, my sincere condolences and you are in my prayers.
  10. triumphbr

    triumphbr Yeah I'm accepted. 2+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2007

    being from Virginia that statement somewhat suprised me so I looked it up...

    and uh... What are you talking about?

    VA isn't even in the top ten? Slightly above average.. but FAR from being the top.

    there ya go so you can avoid anymore "foot in mouth" episodes.

    Also.. Appalachia is the town of Grundy... county is Buchanan.

    anyway... is a terrible tragedy. I have a family member at VCU but luckily the med school is on the outskirts of the main campus.
  11. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 imagine sisyphus happy Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    All my friends down there are fine...thankfully....
  12. eelo

    eelo 2+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Also.. Appalachia is the town of Grundy... county is Buchanan.

    Whoops.... sorry. I must have been thinking of the assorted Grundy Counties in the other assorted states where I've lived. Thanks for the correction.
  13. kharyzma19

    kharyzma19 2+ Year Member

    Jan 7, 2007
    I actually heard that from a friend and after seeing your comments I looked it up and realized it was misleading information, and I should have looked it up first before making a comment about it. However, just because I was misled about a topic does not give you the right and this goes for you too triumphb, to be ignorant, distasteful, and make scathing remarks toward me or about my character. And Eelo I never said it was about me and my choice of pharmacy schools, obviously if you are going to move somewhere, you want to consider all factor pros AND cons. I sincerely hope that your attitudes here today will in NO WAY reflect the type of attitude you tend to have towards people as a pharmacist.
  14. Is there any information on the reason this happened?

    It's sad how every time people start to forget one shooting, another one comes along.

    My heart goes out to the families, friends, and the entire campus.
  15. eelo

    eelo 2+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    You (not me, not triumphb) mischaracterized an entire state and the safety of its higher educational institutions based on erroneous information (otherwise known as "gossip") that you passed on as fact (an action otherwise known as "ignorance"). Then, to make matters worse, you took this horrible tragedy and focused it on your own fears for your personal safety while parents, brothers, sisters, friends, neighbors, colleagues and classmates are still waiting for word about their loved ones' safety. Once again- it's not about you.

    Do not assume that I am, am going to be, or ever was, a pharmacist. You know nothing of me or my professional history and qualifications, and your erroneous assumption here is yet another example of ignorance in full-color display (often referred to as "foot-in-mouth disease" in the vernacular). However, your judgemental attitude, which appears to be steeped in conclusions you've jumped to based on your own ignorance and misinformation, not to mention your admitted failure to verify facts, will likely prove to be dangerous for you in the future if you do not change your ways.

    I wish you luck in all your future endeavors.
  16. cdpiano27

    cdpiano27 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 23, 2005
    I kind of feel bad myself. One of my classmates did his undergrad at VA Tech , and his future wife is just finishing her bachelors degree there. I did not see it on the news at about 12:00 noon and starting talking about the classes in a cheery way (basically they are so hard in my PHD program we actually count the number of days until the final!), and he seemed somewhat upset. And I did not know what it was until I went home and turned on the news! I was pretty shocked!!
  17. kharyzma19

    kharyzma19 2+ Year Member

    Jan 7, 2007
    wow, it's not that serious to be arguging over a forum, continue if you want, im done with it. you should focus all this energy on your own life and not trying to put down someone else
  18. eleanor_rigby

    eleanor_rigby Member 5+ Year Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    It's also great that the media keeps on referring to the tragedy as the worst shooting in US history since some crazy bastard is going to go about doing something more outlandish for the sake of beating the record.
  19. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 imagine sisyphus happy Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    Haha, it's like he says to himself, "I'm going to tell somebody off in the most pretentious way that can be theoretically conceived. In fact, I want him to read it and think I speak with an English accent."....and he goes and does it.

    Nothing personal, it just humors me in an unintentional way.
  20. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 imagine sisyphus happy Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    Worst shooting in US history? Hell, there have been worser shootings in Wayne County, West Virginia over coal mine labor; let alone the Civil War, Manifest Destiny, The Revolutionary War, The War of 1812, and the battle for Texas against Mexico....among others. Stupid media needs to get some historic perspective.
  21. eleanor_rigby

    eleanor_rigby Member 5+ Year Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    by trading it in for sensationalized headlines? pshh...
  22. nerv12345

    nerv12345 ... Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2007
    Southern California
    um hello? you're comparing a WAR to a maniac shooting UNARMED students who are just trying to get an education? in terms of the IS the worst shooting in US history
  23. Charlottefromca

    Charlottefromca 2+ Year Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    I agree.. that was a stupid comment.
  24. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 imagine sisyphus happy Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    Maybe the worst SCHOOL shooting in history, but not the worst shooting in US history. Just look up Native American history and you'll find much worse. Not to say this isn't a tragedy. One of my high school friends lost a classmate, he's terribly shaken.
  25. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 imagine sisyphus happy Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    There are no stupid comments, only stupid people who read my comments. Like you.

    Unless you mean the news people were being stupid, upon which I will stand corrected and call you awesome.

    You weren't exactly that clear...
  26. aboveliquidice

    aboveliquidice No sacrifice - No victory Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    San Antonio, TX
    Please keep the posting civil - Locked topics are poor for discussion...

    Constructive insights - and perhaps a few prayers fit the bill

  27. AtomicLuv

    AtomicLuv Member 2+ Year Member

    May 12, 2006
    hey all.

    my thoughts and condolences and prayers to those who were at all affected by the shootings.

    this kind of thing really made me realize that problems like grades, and applications, and everything else thats stressful about getting into pharmacy school is NOTHING compared to what those students had to go through today. and its just another example that what is most important in life is your family and friends and your health.

    I am just amazed and horrified and there are no words to describe how horrible it is.

    Much love to all.
  28. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 imagine sisyphus happy Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    They actually offered me the "advisor" title on these forums, but I turned it down because I didn't want to have to be the guy going around ruining people's fun.

    It's just like in the first year of college when the RA busts in your dorm room and makes you turn down your stereo and writes you up for having an unregistered female guest in your room. Except this is on the internet....and much, much nerdier....
  29. breeze2baby

    breeze2baby 5+ Year Member

    Guys, those victims involved are human beings like us. Instead of arguing about stupid stuffs, why don't we use the opportunity to send our love to the victims and their families and argue on something else. Like my girlfriend used to say and i quote "if you pause to think, you will have reason to thank." My condolences to the families of the deceased and well wishes to those that were injured. God bless us.
  30. redrose0786

    redrose0786 2+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2007
    My sincere condolences to all who were affected by this tradegy. You are in my prayers.
  31. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 imagine sisyphus happy Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

  32. Farmercyst

    Farmercyst On with the Poodles already Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Oh, and I'm writing you up for ... oh wait, sorry briefcase got to my head, or did it hit me in the head. I forgot. Post on.

    And I agree, 1/2 mast at VT very appropriate. Add my condolences to the list.
  33. vtdancer731

    vtdancer731 2+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Hi Everyone

    Thank you for the support that you are showing for Virginia Tech. I am finishing up my Bachelor's here and live on campus, so obviously, these events have been tragic for myself and those around me. This has been such an awful day and everyone at VT appreciates the respect that is being shown to our school.

    Thank you again
  34. davyjone96431

    davyjone96431 2+ Year Member

    Dec 21, 2006
    when i saw that story, i immediately cried. god bless those who died
  35. greatdeals225

    greatdeals225 5+ Year Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    Worcester, MA
    It sounds like everything started with Columbine.. then suicide shooters just randomly follow the 'trend'.... stupidity..

    May God Bless those who have been hurt, injured, died yesterday... and all family/friends/readers/listeners affected by this tragic moment
  36. timbutt2

    timbutt2 5+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    Did anyone see the blip on Fox News that the killer MAY have been on anti-depressants?? Maybe they should wait until they KNOW-before they report stuff like that. Another anti-depressant murder case... Perhaps? Maybe?
  37. lvp0021

    lvp0021 10+ Year Member

    Dec 15, 2006
    my prayers to all the victims... it's just shocking to know that you get to class on a normal morning and never get to do the same task the next day...
  38. RZArectah

    RZArectah 2+ Year Member

    Mar 24, 2007
    i would like to express my condolences to the victims, family of the victims, and the family of the gunman. this is just absolutely horrible. as a South Korean I hope this does not stir up any racial tensions.
  39. eelo

    eelo 2+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    It shouldn't. The guy has lived here over half his life; he's a registered alien, but he's been here since 1992 (he was 15 then).
  40. SunFlower2008

    SunFlower2008 2+ Year Member

    Oct 7, 2006
    God Bless those people who had been shot in the Virginia Tech. masscare. I think the shoter is unforgiveable at this point.
  41. alkali123

    alkali123 Wussup? 2+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 2007

    actually... he was 8 years old in 1992. So he's definitely been in the US for a long time. He's 23 right now.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims and family members.
  42. comet81

    comet81 Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 5, 2006
    No matter what reasons behind killing, those who killed these innocent students (Virginia Tech) and children (Amish School Shooting) should not be forgiven.
    My thoughts are with the victims of shooting at Virginia Tech and even at Amish Community as well.
  43. browneyes021

    browneyes021 10+ Year Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    I personally don't see how he could have a reason to commit all of the killings. So they say he was a loner, how can that be on a campus of over 26,000 students, not to mention the fact that there were kids in one of his English class who tried to get him to talk. I believe he wanted to do this and that there was no way to prevent him from killing anyone. His teacher took his writings to administration and to campus police, both of which said nothing could be done about it. And then, he rejected going to counseling... I don't get it and it makes me angry to hear about this kid. I wish so badly that none of this ever happened and it scares me being that I go to a large school with kids who have so many different personalities. My heart goes out to the families who lost a loved one and to the students who had dreams of going on to do better things and now they can't because of one person's inability or not wanting to become a more rational being. It's sad. This whole thing is just sad.
  44. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 imagine sisyphus happy Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    I'm not sure why people are looking for "reasons" he did it. The dude was just crazy. Crazy doesn't require a reason.
  45. janeno

    janeno Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 30, 2005
    My condolences to everyone who was affected by this tragedy. I can't just believe that some crazy kid could commit so many brutal murders. Since Monday, I have been following the news. It obviously raises some questions about gun control and security on campuses.
  46. Utterdevotion

    Utterdevotion Hopeful future pharmacist Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

    Jul 5, 2006
    Virginia Tech family members across the country have united to declare
    this Friday, April 20th, an "Orange and Maroon Effect" day to honor
    those killed in the tragic events on campus Monday, and to show support
    for Virginia Tech students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni, and
    friends. "Orange and Maroon Effect" was born several years ago as an
    invitation to Tech fans to wear orange and maroon to Virginia Tech
    athletic events. "We invite everyone from all over the country to be a
    part of the Virginia Tech family this Friday, to wear orange and maroon
    to support the families of those who were lost, and to support the
    school and community we all love so much."

    Please spread the word.
  47. tantan

    tantan 2+ Year Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    I've been trying so hard to concentrate since hearing the news, but I just can't get over it :( May God give the victims' families the strength and power to cope with such a tragic loss...

    Virginia Tech, stay strong...our prayers are with you.

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