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We try to be optimistic. We really do. But when you see stories such as these coming out of the same city within a month of each other, it's enough to make you clutch your hat to your chest and mourn commonsense civility.

In St. Louis on Aug. 3 and Sept. 1, a person died from a fatal gunshot fired during an argument over -- fast food.

In the latter incident, police said, a man and woman wrestling over food from Rally's Hamburgers became so irate that the woman draws a gun and fires -- hitting the man's girlfriend in the head.

In August, police said, a 16-year-old boy who gave money to a 26-year-old man to pick up food -- again, at a Rally's Hamburgers -- was so irate that the order came back wrong that he shot the man dead.

What does it say about our nation and its people when the price of a hamburger exceeds the worth of a human life?

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Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 09/08/08 - 02:13 am
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When economic values trump

When economic values trump moral ones, what should we expect?

JustaVoice
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JustaVoice 09/08/08 - 05:56 am
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I was in a Burger King

I was in a Burger King recently. Business was brisk and two young boys blatantly interfered with the counter service by making unwelcome sexual remarks to a girl behind the counter. The manager simply ignored them. When I "politely" asked them to step away, they both spewed a line of obscene language at me. At that moment, I would not have shed a single tear if some off-the-deep-end patron stepped forward and pummeled the two boys. Of course, a gun shot to the head is a bit uncivil.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 09/08/08 - 06:30 am
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I think people killing each

I think people killing each other over fast food is a good idea. It's got to improve the gene pool.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 09/08/08 - 06:37 am
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PT, that is a good one.

PT, that is a good one. Thanks for the belly laugh!

christian134
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christian134 09/08/08 - 06:53 am
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Personally these horrific

Personally these horrific actions should not be much of a surprise to anyone who has seen the climate of goodness and morality in this country crumble to a nation of people "who live for the moment and to blazes with all else but their comfort" mentality...This is not something that has happened overnight but a steady eroding of moral family values over decades...Only with people praying, repenting, seeking God and helping each other will be begin seeing a shift in the value of a human life....

fd1962
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fd1962 09/08/08 - 06:57 am
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You might be on to something
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You might be on to something there, PT. Serve bullets with your burger?

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 09/08/08 - 07:54 am
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Who said that the ones being

Who said that the ones being killed were the problem? Now if you are talking about the little thugs killing eachother.....

I4PUTT
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I4PUTT 09/08/08 - 08:19 am
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Rallys...little kick, lot of

Rallys...little kick, lot of value...so far we've only seen their singles, they have doubles too.

r11mcbell
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r11mcbell 09/08/08 - 08:23 am
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The bible talks about the end

The bible talks about the end times. Do you suppose fast foods have something to do with the end times? Or do you think it was throwing God out of school or our other institutions ? Aren't we suppose to be throwing the hoodlums out of school and not God?

1941
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1941 09/08/08 - 08:25 am
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Some people have become so

Some people have become so depressed with their situation in life, that they hae given up on everything. They have lost jobs, homes etc. they just don;t care about anything.It is no laughing matter, people are hurting, they have lost all hope.So to the ones who think it is funny, just hope you don;t run into anyone who has lost all hope and feel,s as if they dont have anything to live for, and take your life for thinking it is funny!!!!!!

fd1962
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fd1962 09/08/08 - 08:33 am
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Saywhat, you mean everybody
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Saywhat, you mean everybody in the middle class don't really make $5,000,000 a year? What can you believe these days anyhow? McC'08.

ibewalkintamemphis
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ibewalkintamemphis 09/08/08 - 08:41 am
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saywhat, I bet they are

saywhat, I bet they are living for that entitlement check every month though, aren't they?

augustalawyer
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augustalawyer 09/08/08 - 10:52 am
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Something certainly need to

Something certainly need to be done to keep those young, conservative, christian, Republican teenage children from going into fast food restaurants and terrorizing other patrons.

fd1962
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fd1962 09/08/08 - 11:38 am
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Don't see many of them,
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Don't see many of them, augustalawyer. Most are five months pregnant, or busy practicing for it.

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