Another Columbine type Massacre in Finland – YouTube Deadly Shooting leaves at least 10 dead

Posted on September 23rd, 2008 by HisHighness in IUC:YouTube

9 killed in Finland School Shooting

Police interrogated the killer a day before cause of several videos he posted on YouTube. They let him go, without revoking his gun permit. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims families.
London Times

  1. aimee said on September 23rd, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    This is a tragedy, but I must say: Never expect a reaction from a Finn. The Finnish students would still be alive if a wax figure posing as a law official had initially questioned the shooter. They already have a high suicide rate, so what’s the value of nine more lives to them. I was there one summer, up north where Sweden and Finland border. It was ugly, depressing and boring. Not to mention the sleepless white light nights of June where daylight is 24/7. The mosquitoes are of supernatural proportions, breeding and feasting all winter in the nine million lakes everywhere. Can you blame them for wanting to off themselves? They swarm up every human orifice they can break and enter. Raindeer rule the roads and are either killed and eaten or held captive in Santa’s Village at the honest-to-goodness North Pole. You can never trust the motives of a people who eat colorless food, ie: the Brits. The only thing they revere is their smoked salmon. ( I’ve had better lox at Cantor’s in Los Angeles.) But don’t ever break or blaspheme their beloved saunas, they’ll kill you for that.

  2. aimee said on September 23rd, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    correction: the mosquitoes are incubating, not breeding in the lakes all winter–isn’t that enough of an image to get out of Helsinki!

  3. Brady Sullivan said on September 23rd, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    This is extremely sad news, and my thoughts go out to anyone that gets hurt thanks to a senseless shooting like this. But who knew youtube could lead to such trouble? I thought we would see it lead to an uprising of cats who refused to go to the bathroom in a toilet to amuse their masters before a violent outburst like this.

    Keep this in mind before the next time you decide to rickroll someone with the old youtube. It could be the final straw.

  4. Devon Jackson said on September 24th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    This, to me, is when irony fails–and falls hardest. Especially if you were to make any sort of glib remarks to the family and friends of any of the people this guy killed. To put out your sympathies and then go off on a little sarcastic rant about how phlegmatic the Finnish are just doesn’t cut it. Not for me. (And I can find humor in the most despicable of places.) Besides, it’s not unique to the Finns, to Americans, Brazilians, Tibetans, or anyone. It’s human nature. The fact that this guy posted his threats on YouTube and then was questioned by the cops, who then let him go. All more than distressing, but in any country with gun laws as theirs (which are very similar to ours here in the U.S.), there ain’t much any cop can do. Other than go Dirty Harry on the guy. And then Dirty Harry ends up in the clink. What’s most distressing is the quote from an article afterward, talking about how Finland tried to prevent any future crimes–like this one–happening again, after the Jokela massacre a few years ago. “The country poured resources into identifying and counselling disenchanted young men. Last night politicians were wondering what more they could do.” Indeed. What more.

  5. Michael O said on September 24th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Well at least he left behind a note clarifying that he hated mankind. You know, in case the massacre came off as ambiguous.


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