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Neil Degrasse Tyson Triggers Twitter

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posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 01:27 AM
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"There's no such thing as bad publicity",
and
"I don't care what the newspapers say about me as long as they spell my name right".

P.T. Barnum




posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 08:18 AM
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originally posted by: odzeandennz

originally posted by: Klassified
Mr. Tyson had the gall to state facts after he recognized Saturday's shootings as "horrific"...

Celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson got an earful Sunday on Twitter after an ill-advised tweet in the aftermath of Saturday’s two horrific mass shootings that left at least 29 people dead.
The killings don’t really matter in the big picture, DeGrasse Tyson seemed to say, it’s just that darn human empathy that makes them seem so bad.


How dare he appeal to logic and common sense, instead of the strictly emotional response the media embraces in the face of tragedy. Calling them "horrific" and a "loss" is not enough Neil. You should be calling for the nation wide confiscation of guns.

Oddly enough, there are some well known people in recent history that did just that. I wonder why they aren't lauded as great leaders? Couldn't be what happened after they got everyone's guns, could it?

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Yea, he's comparing senseless acts of violence not needed, to every day events...?


Those things occurred long before guns were invented.

He's stats only shows that we have enough to worry about. We don't have room for something not needed.


It's like saying why not kill a few more people because of the flu...


How many massacres and mass starvings has government been responsible for throughout history? Yet we still pay taxes. Well, some anyway.
edit on 6-8-2019 by neutronflux because: Added and fixed



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 08:25 AM
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a reply to: Somethingsamiss

He has since walked back on his idiotic response and admitted he got it wrong. Still happy?



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 10:00 AM
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I can't tie in the Dayton shooting with the deep state like the other shootings. But I do know that the Illuminati/Bohemian Grove One World Order folks are the most misogynistic people on the planet and view women and children as little more than property and playthings. So there. Now what were these latest shootings supposed to do. One, they have always wanted to keep racism alive and can use this to bash Trump by accusing him of it. Like with russian collusion. Accuse your enemy of doing what you do. Two, thy want to keep open borders to weaken the country and bring about chaos and a need for a police state as they weaken the middle class. Three, they want to strip us of social media discussion and alternative news because "it promotes hate speech and violence". And then there's what they always wanted.. to ban citizens rights to own firearms. Look up Bryan Crusius and see what independent non MSM people have dug up on that creep. Then connect the dots. This whole white supremacist narrative is complete bunk and this shooting was MK Ultra all the way. If we lose the internet and social media, we'd have no watch dogs to warn us what these people are trying to do. And if we have no firearms, we'll lose our self defense against them. We have to keep them in check. Thank God they come across as baboons most of time.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 10:10 AM
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He is wrong and truely insensative. Yes the data shows other loss of life for various reasons. The difference being none are maliciously forced upon them by their fellow man. The truely "needless" sense of the situation makes it tragic. Instead of allowing time for grief, bodies haven't been buried yet, and Tyson is telling us to move on from this. Why not tell us to move on from any other incident?

The loss of life is tragic, shame on Neil.

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posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 10:39 AM
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originally posted by: Rob808
He is wrong and truely insensative. Yes the data shows other loss of life for various reasons. The difference being none are maliciously forced upon them by their fellow man. The truely "needless" sense of the situation makes it tragic. Instead of allowing time for grief, bodies haven't been buried yet, and Tyson is telling us to move on from this. Why not tell us to move on from any other incident?

The loss of life is tragic, shame on Neil.

a reply to: Klassified




I take it as why are you not as outraged by the daily loss of life by automobiles?

“The difference being none are maliciously forced upon them” makes it ok. Like when a parent backs over their own child? And owing a car is not a right, and requires a written and practical test? Yet, thousands die each year from our automobile culture.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 11:26 AM
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Here's my problem with his statement. He lacks compassion which in my opinion is an essential and logical human quality. Those other things he listed are horrific and get less attention because of the thought process that goes behind a mass murderer. To know that some had such little conscience that they could walk into a place and just kill people for absolutely no reason makes the event scary and a strong conversation topic. People normally have compassion to some degree and I think everyone just wants to what the hell is going on in the world, and if there is solutions to reducing these events.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 01:00 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: CriticalStinker

I'd read that twitter thread. Those accusations are already flying.

NDT is now a white supremacist.


You can tell just by looking at him. Just a big, stupid Whitey McWhiteypants!

Incidentally, I have a deep manlove for Neil deGrasse Tyson, while also harboring a deep disdain for all things political



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 01:05 PM
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originally posted by: conspiracy nut
a reply to: Somethingsamiss

He has since walked back on his idiotic response and admitted he got it wrong. Still happy?

sad part is that factually he wasn't wrong
that was actually his point



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 01:06 PM
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a reply to: dogstar23




Just a big, stupid Whitey McWhiteypants!

hey dont hold back now
tell us how you really feel



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 01:36 PM
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originally posted by: shooterbrody

originally posted by: conspiracy nut
a reply to: Somethingsamiss

He has since walked back on his idiotic response and admitted he got it wrong. Still happy?

sad part is that factually he wasn't wrong
that was actually his point



He was factually wrong by equating those deaths with each other, equating accidents/errors with willful mass murder. Context matters.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: moebius

the 40 handgun deaths were not willfull murders?

just because you dont like the facts does not mean they are not facts



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 02:25 PM
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People are too sensitive these days and often seeking ways to be offended about something.

The shootings are horrible and tragic. But life itself contains a lot of horror and tragedy on a daily basis.

I thought his point and intent were well illustrated. It really does seem as if Twitter people are just looking to bout outraged about something.

And we have too many politicians and activists looking to make knee-jerk reactions because of this and use it to play to and push forward their agendas, which is even more horroriffic in my opnion.

I'm tired of having my rights removed or restricted because we have disturbed, crazy or agenda driven people doing terrible things. Innocent people need to stop being punished for the actions of lunatics.



posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 06:46 PM
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originally posted by: AnakinWayneII
You're quite right. He's quite right. The stats show that you are more likely to die from other things than being shot dead.

Unless you live in Chicago -- 7 killed and 46 wounded last weekend.
chicago.cbslocal.com...

But that's just "local news."
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posted on Aug, 6 2019 @ 06:52 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

I'm curious as to how that even works...


😮



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 12:08 AM
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a reply to: seagull

In Marxist SJW land, truth doesn't matter, only the power the lie achieves



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 06:45 PM
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I guess I can see how this may be insensitive to some that lost loved ones. I don't think he meant it for them though. I think he was saying this towards those that blow these type of things out of proportion.



posted on Aug, 7 2019 @ 09:24 PM
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I just got done reading the thread on the Democratic Socialist Convention video.

It would seem a number of delegates have ATS accounts and made their way to this thread. Jazz hands to them.

NDT expressed his opinion. He backed up that opinion with data. His statement was clear. But who cares, right? Forget data. Forget the meaning of words. His crime was not assuming an appropriate, pre-approved posture when presented with a given social stimulus.

Luckily, the horde immediately went into cannibal mode to cleanse the wrong think. Good job Comrades. By any means necessary!



posted on Aug, 9 2019 @ 04:49 PM
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If they didn't report on it, then everyone talking about it wouldn't be talking about it, so everyone is fake.



posted on Aug, 9 2019 @ 05:51 PM
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originally posted by: ABNARTY
NDT expressed his opinion. He backed up that opinion with data. His statement was clear. But who cares, right? Forget data. Forget the meaning of words. His crime was not assuming an appropriate, pre-approved posture when presented with a given social stimulus.

I'll remember that argument when I'm at a funeral and start spouting off real and accurate statistics about how corpses are frequently mishandled by funeral homes. You know, there's being right, and then there's just being an insensitive sociopath.




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