Bernie Mac dies, 1 American killed at the Olympics

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by OscarTheGrouch, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. OscarTheGrouch macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Location:
    G' Vegas South Carolina
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Colorado
    #2
    I just read this on Fox News as well. Very sad.:(
     
  3. joepunk macrumors 68030

    joepunk

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Location:
    a profane existence
  4. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    Fighting to stay in the EU
  5. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

    Gray-Wolf

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Location:
    Pandora, Home Tree
    #5
    Some of this is listed in the current events forum. ;)
     
  6. comictimes macrumors 6502a

    comictimes

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Location:
    Berkeley, California
    #6
    Very sad but... he leaped to his death from the second floor?! that takes talent, I know people who can jump from the second floor without even a bruise...
     
  7. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Location:
    On tenterhooks
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Colorado
    #8
    According to the story I read, the second level is quite high up.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,400786,00.html
     
  9. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a

    MacGeek7

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
  10. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Location:
    Republic of Ukistan
    #10
    Makes much more sense.
     
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus

    sushi

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Location:
    キャンプスワ&#
    #11
    Yes, a jump from 130 feet definitely makes more sense.
     
  12. Samarium macrumors 6502a

    Samarium

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Location:
    @ home.
    #12
    Bernie Mac was one of my favorite comedians. R.I.P.
     
  13. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago, IL, USA
    #13
    Dear China,

    What happened to this whole idea of the 2008 Olympics being safe?

    Sincerely,
    The other 80% of Earth.
     
  14. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2005
    #14
    Speak for yourself, not 80% of Earth. No matter what you do you can NOT secure everything. Something is bound to happen. Deal with it. I guess you are one of those people that happily accept being detained for a couple of hours for the "illusion" of feeling secure. It is 100x times more probable that you get stabbed walking at night in some state in the US than in the olympics.
     
  15. kitki83 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2004
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #15
    Just saw on the news the American stabbed was a parent for one of the coaches of the American swimming team.
     
  16. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago, IL, USA
    #16
    I'm aware of that. But after that terrorist attack, the Chinese government came out and make a huge deal about how the olympics would be completely safe and how nothing like this could possibly happen. I'm not at all surprised by this.
     
  17. Peterkro macrumors 68020

    Peterkro

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2004
    Location:
    Communard de Londres
    #17
    So far it seems somewhat safer than the Atlanta Olympics.
     
  18. OscarTheGrouch thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Location:
    G' Vegas South Carolina
    #18
    Was the mans Volleyballs coach's father in law.
     
  19. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Location:
    Republic of Ukistan
    #19
    But it doesn't really have anything to do with China, does it? A lone nutter could lose his marbles anywhere. It seems rather a cheap shot to try to make a political issue of it.
     
  20. Peterkro macrumors 68020

    Peterkro

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2004
    Location:
    Communard de Londres
    #20
    Is Bernie Mac any relation to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac?
     
  21. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Location:
    Republic of Ukistan
    #21
    I think they all share an unnatural predilection for hamburgers.
     
  22. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

    Gray-Wolf

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Location:
    Pandora, Home Tree
    #22
    News, will always be news where they find it. Just so happens to be where the focus of the world is.
     
  23. srl7741 macrumors 68020

    srl7741

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2008
    Location:
    In my world
    #23
    Ditto.

    We are going to miss his great stuff.
     
  24. Prof. macrumors 601

    Prof.

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    #24
    I had a feeling something like this (Olympic Stabbing) was going to happen. I hate being right sometimes.:(
     
  25. OscarTheGrouch thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Location:
    G' Vegas South Carolina
    #25
    I'll go with a stabbing instead of a bombing (ATL 96) any day.
     

Share This Page