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Offline DCPatriot

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« on: January 15, 2014, 05:12:17 PM »
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2014, 05:13:48 PM »


What part of a dozen screened warnings to TURN OFF YOUR GOD-DAMNED PHONE don't you understand?




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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 05:58:07 PM »

What part of a dozen screened warnings to TURN OFF YOUR GOD-DAMNED PHONE don't you understand?




...and that's all I'm gonna say.

If texting bothered this old coot, he should have picked up his ass and moved.  I can see forbidding talking on the phone during a movie.

But texting?

Now, he gets to spend the rest of his life pondering the foolishness of his hotheadness.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 06:33:13 PM »
When you have children or other responsibilities, it is not realistic to expect people to completely turn their phones off.  Muting and putting it on vibrate is a way to keep from bothering others if an emergency or other situation comes up while you're watching a movie.  I would certainly understand if a person sends off a quick text, if someone is doing it through the whole movie I would move to another seat if possible or I would go out and speak to the manager about it. 

Shooting someone is a way over-the-top reaction.  I suspect the man might have some issues with dementia or something else going on.  That is not a normal or justifiable reaction.  I wonder if he was like that when he was a cop?
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2014, 07:45:25 PM »
When you have children or other responsibilities, it is not realistic to expect people to completely turn their phones off.  Muting and putting it on vibrate is a way to keep from bothering others if an emergency or other situation comes up while you're watching a movie.  I would certainly understand if a person sends off a quick text, if someone is doing it through the whole movie I would move to another seat if possible or I would go out and speak to the manager about it. 

Shooting someone is a way over-the-top reaction.  I suspect the man might have some issues with dementia or something else going on.  That is not a normal or justifiable reaction.  I wonder if he was like that when he was a cop?

I agree. There was something pathological and psychological going on there. It could be a generational thing (he is old) about hating cell phones in general. Whatever it was, I think the fuse was lit. He was bound to hurt somebody. The movie texter or some guy who pissed him off somewhere else in life. You wouldn't want to be a 7-11 clerk who mixed up this guy's change, for example.
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2014, 08:15:01 PM »
I leave my phone in the car when I go to the movies.

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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2014, 08:34:10 PM »
I leave my phone in the car when I go to the movies.
Bad things happen in theaters Rap.

I would advise you have your phone with you at all times.

Regarding this psycho, he needs to be locked away for life.
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2014, 08:47:06 PM »

What part of a dozen screened warnings to TURN OFF YOUR GOD-DAMNED PHONE don't you understand?

And the penalty for non-compliance is death?
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2014, 08:49:19 PM »
And the penalty for non-compliance is death?
seems harsh
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2014, 08:49:28 PM »
And the penalty for non-compliance is death?

Of course not.  It shouldn't be.


But like they say....."There's a fine line between patience and manslaughter!"
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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2014, 09:13:43 PM »

What part of a dozen screened warnings to TURN OFF YOUR GOD-DAMNED PHONE don't you understand?


I can understand being annoyed at somebody's inconsiderate actions in a theater that interrupts your movie enjoyment - but we face annoyances every waking moment of our life,  - Say you are really into  a pay per view movie at home and then the phone rings, then your dogs starts barking at a jogger, then the kids come down arguing over who had the video game control the longest, then the wife reminds you the dogs haven't been fed. A normal evening in my house.  A  person "in control" does not  break out his gun and start shooting these annoyances. There are other ways he could of handle the situation if it really was that bothersome.  This guy was a lose cannon with some serious mental imbalances.
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2014, 09:34:45 PM »
Last time I went to a movie, it was a sold out viewing.   

Got there early with my son, aged 27.   We got there early and got the 'best' seat.....middle of row about six/seven rows above the aisle where the metal railing is where you'd expect to accommodate a wheelchair.  Perfect.

Warnings to turn off cell phones begins when the lights are ON.....and they're just beginning to start the previews.

The few couples around us in earshot FINALLY STFU and everything go quiet.....as it should when you're paying $16.00 a ticket and another $16.00 for stale popcorn and a ridiculously large soda.

All of sudden the person in front of you lights up the area with the screen of his cell phone as he starts typing furiously.  And giggling all the time....showing his girlfriend...which makes the light in your face even brighter.

You ask him POLITELY to turn off the cell phone as the light is distracting as their bantering is....and he tells you to mind your own f*cking business.

What do YOU do?




I'll wait.......... :whistle:




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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2014, 09:36:02 PM »
I despise morons who won't turn their phone off in the theater. It's not just the phone ringing that's bothersome. The phone's light is also annoying. So whether they're talking or texting they should be lined up and ...

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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2014, 09:37:43 PM »
You beat me to it DC, about the light being annoying.

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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2014, 09:43:11 PM »
You beat me to it DC, about the light being annoying.

Exactly, buddy.


Now let's apply it to a 71 year old feeble, ex-cop on Viagra.

He decided to calmly go to his car and get his gun....so that he'd be able to defend himself if the ass-hat goes postal again.

He evidently went postal again on him.   And paid the ultimate price.


Not saying it's right.     I'm just saying.
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« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2014, 09:57:34 PM »
So was it a good idea, for this 71 year old to have the "right" to carry that gun?

At all? As a special category person, into the theater? Would his awful judgment render him "mentally ill?"

In my county a jury yesterday said it was okay for police to beat a mentally ill man to death, so I suppose the "retired" cop is okay to do his thing, to.
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« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2014, 10:25:05 PM »

....What do YOU do?




I'll wait.......... :whistle:

Ignore him. Life is too short and there are too many important things in this world to give something so stupid a iota of my energy or thought.

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« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2014, 10:52:14 PM »
Ignore him. Life is too short and there are too many important things in this world to give something so stupid a iota of my energy or thought.


Good advice....but hindsight is always 20/20.

Seeing him leave wearing a 64 oz. drink was much more appealing at the time.
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« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2014, 05:10:57 AM »
I don't see how texting should bother anyone. I have had people who bring their small children to a night showing at the theater  let the children run around in the theater and even while that was a distraction and a little annoying I still was able to enjoy the movie for the most part. If we are unnerved or annoyed at every little thing that happens in life then your life will never be very pleasant. To shoot someone over this is just plain wrong there is no excuse and then to say he was afraid of losing his life because popcorn was thrown at him so he shot the victim is insulting everyone's intellect. The man needs to be put away for the rest of his life for taking that young man away from his family who needed him over nothing more than texting.

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« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2014, 05:25:35 AM »
I don't see how texting should bother anyone. I have had people who bring their small children to a night showing at the theater  let the children run around in the theater and even while that was a distraction and a little annoying I still was able to enjoy the movie for the most part. If we are unnerved or annoyed at every little thing that happens in life then your life will never be very pleasant. To shoot someone over this is just plain wrong there is no excuse and then to say he was afraid of losing his life because popcorn was thrown at him so he shot the victim is insulting everyone's intellect. The man needs to be put away for the rest of his life for taking that young man away from his family who needed him over nothing more than texting.

Nonsense.

If one feels the need to text.....get up and go to the lobby.

Show respect for others.
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« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2014, 06:08:19 AM »
well the prosecutor's office should look into unsolved manslaughter cases.  this isn't his first time, just the first time he got caught.
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« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2014, 09:02:08 AM »

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« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2014, 12:26:47 PM »
Of course not.  It shouldn't be.


But like they say....."There's a fine line between patience and manslaughter!"
Never heard that one..but...
I like it.
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« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2014, 12:30:57 PM »
What do YOU do?
I'll wait.......... :whistle:

Ignore him. Life is too short and there are too many important things in this world to give something so stupid a iota of my energy or thought.

I've stopped going to movies.
Too many screwballs, too expensive and yes, stale popcorn
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« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2014, 02:21:08 PM »
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