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Daemon
Posted: Friday, October 4, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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Car Chase, Shooting Outside US Capitol

The United States Capitol was briefly locked down and Congress members inside instructed to shelter in place yesterday when shots were fired outside the building. It appears that a female driver struck security barricades near the White House, possibly in an attempt to ram through them, then fled the scene, leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase that ended with gunfire outside the Capitol. A number of people were hurt, including at least one law enforcement officer injured in a crash during the chase. The suspect was shot and possibly killed by police. A 1-year-old child in the car was reportedly unharmed. More...
Tovarish
Posted: Friday, October 4, 2013 12:31:19 AM
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Poor woman, poor baby, I wonder what stress was behind that?
Bully_rus
Posted: Friday, October 4, 2013 2:43:17 AM
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Dentistry is stressful without any other factors involved.

>> The #1 killer of dentists is stress-related cardiovascular disease.
TheParser
Posted: Friday, October 4, 2013 8:05:31 AM
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As usual, our media blew the incident out of proportion.

1. Most regular TV programming came to a halt as most stations cut live to D.C.

2. Since no one knew the facts, TV correspondents desperately put on the air anyone who supposedly was a witness.

3. When some video became available, the stations kept replaying the same video.

4. The correspondents were expected to talk in order to fill the time, so many of them were making all kinds of (wrong) guesses.

Maybe such conduct by the media is one reason why so many people have such a low opinion of the media's credibility!
early_apex
Posted: Friday, October 4, 2013 11:02:18 AM
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TheParser wrote:
As usual, our media blew the incident out of proportion.

1. Most regular TV programming came to a halt as most stations cut live to D.C.

2. Since no one knew the facts, TV correspondents desperately put on the air anyone who supposedly was a witness.

3. When some video became available, the stations kept replaying the same video.

4. The correspondents were expected to talk in order to fill the time, so many of them were making all kinds of (wrong) guesses.

Maybe such conduct by the media is one reason why so many people have such a low opinion of the media's credibility!


Parser, it's the way the world is changing. If the TV crews did not come to the scene immediately, people would be tapping into video feeds from traffic cameras to see what was going on. Also, since 9 in 10 people carry a video camera in their pockets, there would be videos distributed fairly quickly across the internet. During the Vietnam war, people saw videotaped updates every day on the evening news. During the first Gulf war (of 1990), CNN ran a continuous feed, causing people to become transfixed in front of their TV's, afraid to miss something momentous.
Verbatim
Posted: Saturday, October 5, 2013 12:57:05 AM
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The Congress in showdown for the shutdown was briefly locked down? Had it not ended in a tragic loss of life outside, wouldn't it be ironic that it stopped the madness inside however briefly?
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