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Today's news

Two, or perhaps three, psychos have gone on a shooting spree in downtown Montreal. From what I've heard, it seems to be a Columbine-inspired attack; there were reports of black trenchcoats being worn by the would-be killers.

Prepare for a media orgy on "why, why, oh why?" Every tiny little detail of these scumbags' lives will be raked over for 'clues', and their faces will be staring at you from the newstand for weeks. And personally, I think that's "why" it happened.

When people as vile as the Columbine creeps become idols for 'disaffected' youth, and a famous film director makes a sympathetic movie about them, of course there will be imitators. Stupid, shallow, pathetic bastards. There's a wrong-headed belief by many that to do something dramatic and destructive like this requires great motivation. But it doesn't. It just requires extreme selfishness and a complete lack of empathy.

Luckily, so far it seems they didn't manage to kill anyone, though there are six in intensive care. And the two poor, misunderstood assholes are dead, with a possible third still at large. A poor showing that will thankfully keep them from ever being too famous.

UPDATE: Segac's is live-blogging the news as it comes out.

UPDATE II: Turns out there was only one shooter and there has been one fatality. Tim Blair reports that this loser's web page announced he didn't like "capatalists". I really don't need to hear any more about him (but I will).

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