Mass Shootings Routine = Apathy

A memorial on the drillfield placed after the ...

A memorial on the drillfield placed after the Virginia Tech massacre (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Now ‘as American as Apple Pie’
How can this country tolerate another mass shooting after we’ve endured so many others? And why have we allowed ourselves to grow accustomed to this awful bloodshed? Because the more they become routine, the more we become apathetic

‘We’ve been here before so many times. And each time, we wonder whether this is the mass shooting that will finally wake us from our numb indifference.

‘It didn’t happen after the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, when a student unleashed an attack that left 32 dead and more than two dozen wounded. It didn’t happen after the Fort Hood shooting, when an Army psychiatrist opened fire on dozens of soldiers in 2009, killing 13 and injuring 30. It didn’t happen after the 2011 assault in Tucson that killed a federal judge and left then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) with brain damage. It didn’t happen after the most heartbreaking mass shooting of all: the one last year that took the lives of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., as well as six others…’

One good thing we can do about this: stop spreading these massacre news
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How the Net Makes Poor Farmers Happier and Richer
‘THEY can’t do without the farmer story. When people who wish to transform India through the Internet talk about their plans, they tend to tell a story that goes something like this: A poor farmer is about to sell his crop very cheap when someone, often a smart adolescent granddaughter, checks the market price online, and the farmer makes a more informed decision.

‘It appears that technology executives feel they must treat the Internet as something deeply noble and serious in order to substantiate its importance in an impoverished nation…’

15-Year-Old Art Scam Scheme Busted
‘A New York art dealer pleaded guilty on Monday to taking part in a 15-year scheme to pass off a Queens man’s paintings as genuine works by renowned artists such as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.

‘Glafira Rosales pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to nine charges, including wire fraud and money laundering, in connection with a scam in which she and her boyfriend conspired to sell more than 60 fake paintings…’

Do Vices Really Kill?
Ever noticed that people without vices die more often than people with vices?
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