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Here’s a fun idea: Start an office pool on when the next mass shooting in America will occur

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As I reported HERE yesterday, mass shootings in America are occurring at an ever faster pace these days. There have been three of them in just the past 14 months.

Hence, it seems to me that this quickening trend provides an opportunity for ordinary workaday folks to cash in.

An office pool could work like this: Participants pay one dollar for the right to submit guesses on when the next firearms massacre will occur. Entries will include an exact date — Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, for example. Every time a week passes without any such mass shootings, each participant pays another dollar into the pool.

When such an event (that is, a shooting spree resulting in at least 12 fatalities) finally occurs, half of the pool pot is paid to any participant(s) who guessed the exact date or came closer than anyone else. One-fourth is divided among those who guessed the right  month, and one-fourth goes to those who guessed the right day of the week.

What’s that? You say this is a tasteless treatment of awful tragedies? Well, then, what the hell are you doing to help prevent future such occurrences? And don’t tell me you’ve joined with the NRA in pushing for more and more guns in this society.

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5 Comments

  1. What the hell are you doing to prevent future such occurrences? Posting idiotic ideas like this certainly isn’t helping.

  2. Craig Knauss

    doc,

    What the hell are YOU doing to prevent future such occurrences? Posting sarcastic comments like this certainly isn’t helping.

  3. doc: At least I’ve been fighting the good fight against the gun nuts of the NRA, which is more than you can say.

    I haven’t voted for any of the cowardly politicians who follow the NRA line for fear of electoral retribution. Can you say the same?

  4. Sarcastic posts deserve sarcastic responses Craig. Just like snarky posts deserve snarky comments.

    As for Pat, what exactly is the “good fight” Pat?

    You presume that you are on the side of good and the NRA is evil I suppose.

    All this black and white rhetoric is part of the problem (as I have repeatedly and correctly pointed out on this blog). Guns have stopped evil as well as facilitating it.

    As for me, I don’t and won’t buy a gun. I am not a one issue voter and neither should you be.

  5. Boneyfinger

    ONE OF THE SICKEST THINGS I HAVE READ IN A LONG TIME> HOPE ITS NOT AT YOUR OFFICE YOU SICKO

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