Fear, uncertaintly, and doubt: Voter registration shenanagains at Virginia Tech.

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During the last presidential election, numerous dirty tricks were played in the weeks and months prior to votes being cast by anyone, such as absentee balllots not making it into the mail, voters being forced to wait so long that they couldn't cast their votes (because they had families to take care of or work to attend to), and unusual investigations were carried out that scared away potential voters. Many voters were wrongfully turned away at the polls in some areas. If what happened at Virginia Tech not too long ago is any indication, the political black ops are just …

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Lives lost are lives lost, regardless of the side.

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I've been covering the Virginia Tech massacre from last week off and on for a while - just the highlights because things are at the point where just about everyone is saying more or less the same thing, just with slightly different words. Something jumped out at me last night before I went to bed, though: Controversy has been stirred up at VT because student Katelynn Johnson placed a thirty-third stone in the memorial, for shooter Seung-Hui Cho. All hell broke loose as a result, and understandably so, but Johnson was undeterred; in a letter to the school newspaper, she stated …

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Beauty may only be skin-deep, but asshole is to the bone.

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You know Fred Phelps, whose church/immediate family protests the funerals of fallen US soldiers, homosexuals, and even Mister Rogers (no, I'm not making this stuff up)?

They're going to protest at the funerals of fallen Virginia Tech students.

Right about now, I am so enraged at the thought that I am going to end this entry before I say something that will get me in trouble.

The Virginia Tech massacre - aftermath.

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More information's come to light with regard to the massacre on the Virginia Tech campus yesterday. They think that they've figured out who the shooter was, a twenty-three year old English major named Cho Seung-Hui. He was reportedly a loner, and they're having a difficult time finding any information on him as a result. They're going through his schoolwork at this time (he was an English major, after all, so they've got stuff from composition classes and the like to analyze); they found a number of rants and missives about various sorts of people in his dorm room written during …

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EDIT: Thirty-three confirmed dead at Virginia Tech.

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Just an hour or two ago, an unidentified gunman opened fire on the campus of Virginia Tech, killing twenty and wounding more. The gunman was also shot and killed, but it hasn't been announced yet if it was at his own hand or not. The shootings started at Norris Hall, which is the engineering building of the college. The campus is in lockdown at this time, and is expected to remain so well into tomorrow. Other shootings were reported near one of the dorms.

As it turns out, security forces locked down the campus for a time so the shooter …

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