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velojym

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Harry Potter and the VT shooting
« on: July 21, 2007, 01:00:27 am »

We just got back from picking up the last book of the series, and watched the recent movie last weekend.

This movie, if not the whole series, can be taken as having a firm stance against the banning of effective self-defense
on school grounds. If you're familiar with the stories and/or movies, you'll recognize that they carry wands everywhere.
Magic wands which can be used as weapons, from the less-than-lethal variety all the way up to Instant Death.

[spoiler] This last movie brings us a Nanny-state bureaucrat who moves in, takes over the school, buries the students in
rules, and bans the use of defensive spells. Instead, they're given politically-correct texts to memorize by rote. Some of
the students end up forming a class in order to learn the defensive skills they know they'll soon need. [/spoiler]

I guess there are a huge number of people who will never make the connection between Harry Potter and VT, but
I think nearly everyone here could easily see it. Grind a human being into a helpless follower... don't be surprised when
the occasional evildoer takes advantage of that.
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Re: Harry Potter and the VT shooting
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2007, 11:37:23 am »

Holy Sheep.Wow theres a knuckle/curve from T.Wakefield(Boston Red Sox Pitcher) Neat aint it V.
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If you look like food you will be EATEN.

I'd rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

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Re: Harry Potter and the VT shooting
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2007, 12:46:32 am »

Sorry but what is the VT shooting?  :huh:
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Re: Harry Potter and the VT shooting
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2007, 07:35:18 am »

Sorry but what is the VT shooting? :huh:
I believe he's refering to the extremely sad event that took place at the Virginia Tech University.When one disturbed student went on a shooting rampage.And a whole lot of students and some faculty were murdered. A very sad day. Ought 7
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Re: Harry Potter and the VT shooting
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2007, 12:27:43 pm »

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Sorry but what is the VT shooting?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Tech_massacre

My first thought was that VT stood for Vermont :rolleyes:
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Re: Harry Potter and the VT shooting
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2007, 12:14:55 pm »

Alright, so you're saying if everybody (or more people) in the place carryed a gun, the killer wouldn't last as long, and therefore fewer people would get hurt.  Makes sense.

Not much of a spoiler though, velojym :)


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Re: Harry Potter and the VT shooting
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2007, 12:19:14 pm »

But here's my spoiler on the book:

first third sucks.  Not much happens.
then things start happening faster and faster and by the end it's pretty intense
through all of book, lots of people die
and yes, dumbledore really is dead


But read it, it's good.  Not much of a childrens' book anymore though

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