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PostPosted: Wed 19 Dec , 2012 8:51 pm 
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Tragedies such as this and Beslan horrify me beyond words since I've had children. I'm sorry I cannot contribute anything eloquent or even coherent - all I feel is overpowering grief that those precious lives were lost in such a horrific way. :(

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Dec , 2012 3:09 am 
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Well, this guy puts everything into perspective

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Dec , 2012 10:08 pm 
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Absolutely, Jude. :(

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec , 2012 6:00 am 
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Yes, sadly the drone strikes are killing children as collateral damage in Pakistan and Yemen. A common enough occurrence that it was written into the TV show Homeland. Peace on Earth... yeah, right.

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Apr , 2013 12:51 am 
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I see after a few months the children are forgotten and the U.S. senate voted down background checks. :nono:

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Apr , 2013 1:15 am 
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I've not forgotten the children at all. There was a touching photo spread in the People magazine I was just reading through. It was incredibly sad and heartbreaking. :(

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Apr , 2013 12:43 pm 

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Dwyn, I don't understand Congress at all, any more. Polls show that the majority of Americans (I think it's even the majority of NRA members) are in favor of better background checks and extending them to things like gun shows. But our representatives voted against them.

On the other hand, individual states are not sitting on their hands. Some of them have been passing new laws.
[Edit: Never mind this bit. I happen to live in a state that has gun control laws, but it looks like while some states have been passing stronger laws, other states are weakening the few laws they have. http://news.yahoo.com/state-laws-illustrate-americas-stark-divide-gun-control-165618135.html And gun advocates are suing the legislatures of the states that have strengthened their laws.]


What I find odd is that, whenever there's another tragedy and schoolchildren are killed, the news media mention the killings at the public schools (Columbine, etc.), but they always leave out the Amish children who were killed in their school by that nutter.

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