President Obama Speaks on Colorado Movie Theater Tragedy: "Life is Very Fragile"

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Such violence, such evil is senseless. It’s beyond reason. But while we will never know fully what causes somebody to take the life of another, we do know what makes life worth living.

The people we lost in Aurora loved and they were loved. They were mothers and fathers; they were husbands and wives; sisters and brothers; sons and daughters, friends and neighbors. They had hopes for the future and they had dreams that were not yet fulfilled.

So stated Barack Obama today in an address from Fort Myers, Florida, as he addressed the tragic Colorado shooting that took the lives of 12 people inside an Aurora movie theater.

“If there's anything to take away from this tragedy it's the reminder that life is very fragile," the President continued. "Our time here is limited and it is precious. What matters at the end of the day is not the small things, it's not the trivial things which so often consume us and our daily lives. Ultimately it's how we choose to treat one another and how we love one another."

A 24-year old former medical school student named James Holmes is in custody for the shooting.

Elsewhere, Warner Bros. has canceled a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Paris scheduled for tonight and Mitt Romney is expected to touch on the incident later today.

Concluded Obama:

"I'm sure many of you who are parents here had the same reaction I did when I heard this news. My daughters go to the movies. What if Malia and Sasha had been in the theater, as so many of our kids do every day? Michelle and I will be fortunate enough to hug our girls a little tighter tonight, and I'm sure you will do the same with your children. For those parents who may not be so lucky, we have to embrace them and let them know we will be there for them as a nation."

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WHAT IS OBAMA DOING? HOW DOES HE PLAN ON GETTING US OUT OF THE RECESSION? WHAT CAN HE DO TO EMPLOYEE PEOPLE. HAS HE TOLD ANYONE? OBAMA SAYS THE PRIVATE SECTOR DID NOT BUILD THEIR OWN BUSINESS! WHY ARE PEOPLE WORRING ABOUT ROMNEYS TAXES? DID HE BREAK A LAW? DOES HE OWE TAXES OR DID HE STEAL? ARE WE GOING TO LOOK AT OBAMAS RECORD? OBAMA YOU ARE IN OFFICE, WHAT IS YOUR PLAN OF RECOVERY. WE KNOW HOW YOU WANT TO SPEND, WHAT WILL YOU DO TO BRING MONEY IN?

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I've been reading the posts on this site and I can tell who the pro Obama crowd is. You have lost my vote. You are lunatics. You need help. I vote Romney, hopefully he can bring relief.

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Damit bitches your keepin it hoodrat.Chow Grita.

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Daina matt-your comments make me wiser reminds me we still got racist.i just hope others dont go to bed mad cuz you roll hate out your mouth.that is why i want them to know your same person whos sick bitch

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So Bitches your bashin obama its his fault so bitches if you feel that.guess so bitches blame bush for 9-11 and columbin.hello bitches

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Sara and I know-Love love love your comments.and he is on the site everyday.Matt get your lawyer bitch when he looks back at the comments you made bout obama you wil be blessed

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I WILL SAY ONLY THIS- THE MORE YOU " GUESS" at whos who the more we see how screwed up you are. Your arrogance leads you to beleive that you want to get the last one and put us into extinction. You reach and grasp and open yourself and our answer are questions. You trolls are in over your head and you might just talk yourself into being Ballsy enough to dive into IP- I've told you once before-My ATTORNEY is a phone call away from pulling up to your Hard Drive. Bless the families.

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Please everyone, don't turn this thread into a race or political war. People have been killed and injured by a madman. This tragedy is difficult enough to fathom without all of this nonsense many are expressing. I pray for those affected by this terrible crime.....may they find solace and strength.

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Yes, Mr. President, "Life is very fragile..." yet you have been the biggest proponent of late term abortion. You don't honestly respect life, thus, you're hardly the one to preach this sermon.

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@ I know...I have to laugh! Really I do! You're suggesting a warning be put up to ignore someone and yet you can't ignore him yourself! You know what? It might be really nice to be able to talk to one's self on here, however, you troll nuts keep interrupting the conversation with your attacks! Hahahaha! Ahhhhh, what childishness on your part! Admit it! You love it or you'd take your own suggestion/advice and ignore it all! (sigh) The silly people on here!

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