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New Yep, it's all over the news this morning...
I'm watching news coverage of that massacre at a college in Virginia yesterday and marveling at how I managed to miss all that while it unfolded yesterday...

Normally I'm a news hound..I watch the FOX Ch 2 11:00 news in the morning, then the CBS Ch 4 local 12:00 news after that. If we had cable, CNN would be on my speed-remote, too bad that we don't have cable. ;) Then later, I watch the CBS local news 5:00 at 5, the CBS Evening News at 5:30 and John and I watch the CBS local news at 6:00 p.m. Then John and I watch the FOX Ch 2 9:00 news and then the CBS Ch 4 10:00 news.

Can you believe that yesterday morning I missed almost all of the early morning news, and didn't really learn the magnitude of the campus shooting until 5:00 p.m.???

Talk about being disconnected from reality! I had been on the computer, but was sending out a short e-mail delaying my monthly letter, and hadn't even been on here or any other site where it might be talked about.

Then I was on the phone talking to relatives some and then to mom, so I missed the 11 and 12 news both. I heard something briefly at 11 that there was a shooting on some campus, but only a couple people were dead. My assumption later on that report was it was about the two shot first in the dorm.

Later that evening, I was able to finally hear the whole story, and was shocked that I had been right here, surrounded by TV and Internet and never knew the severity of this until later. I was catching up on some regularly taped video, and on the computer but not anywhere near a news site.

But now that I know the severity, and now that I have had time to let it all sink in, it all hit me... this is that DREADED week of the year... the week of Hitler's birthday.

April 19th... the day a tyrant was born... the day Waco burned, the day of the Oklahoma Bombing... the day before Columbine was front page news...

This kid was just a little early... which has been the norm lately, a little early, a little late...but always near that date on the calendar.

It's only the 17th.... it's going to be a long week... why do I have chills?

Brenda



"When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life." -- By Geoffrey F. Abert
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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind, don't matter - and those who matter, don't mind." -- By Dr. Seuss
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"Sometimes it takes a whole lot more strength to walk away than to stand there and fight." -- By the character of John Abbott: said on Young & Restless on 5/19/06
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New mmmmf!...grrrrhhh!...unhhhh!
But now that I know the severity, and now that I have had time to let it all sink in, it all hit me... this is that DREADED week of the year... the week of Hitler's birthday.

April 19th... the day a tyrant was born... the day Waco burned, the day of the Oklahoma Bombing... the day before Columbine was front page news...
(Must...restrain...fist of sarcasm and exasperated invective...)

(composes self) You know, owlet, if it had been your neighbor NK posting I would not have bothered to swallow the bile, but geez that was silly.
Die Welt ist alles, was der Fall ist.
New Whatever...
(Must...restrain...fist of sarcasm and exasperated invective...)(composes self) You know, owlet, if it had been your neighbor NK posting I would not have bothered to swallow the bile, but geez that was silly.


Not a clue why you think so, but if you can find some humor in this tragedy I guess that's your perogative.

You know, I normally dont post on here much anymore, but when I come in here with genuine emotion, and post something with raw feelings, while having memories of fear and terror and thoughts of being on my honeymoon while in a hotel room watching the Columbine horror...why would I expect anything less than for someone to ridicule me or tear me down.

I see nothing's changed.

Brenda



"When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life." -- By Geoffrey F. Abert
****************************

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind, don't matter - and those who matter, don't mind." -- By Dr. Seuss
***********************************

"Sometimes it takes a whole lot more strength to walk away than to stand there and fight." -- By the character of John Abbott: said on Young & Restless on 5/19/06
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Expand Edited by Nightowl April 17, 2007, 01:52:45 PM EDT
New Bren, you might do better by skipping over grumpy's post :-)
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New Point taken. :)
Thanks, Box.

Brenda



"When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life." -- By Geoffrey F. Abert
****************************

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind, don't matter - and those who matter, don't mind." -- By Dr. Seuss
***********************************

"Sometimes it takes a whole lot more strength to walk away than to stand there and fight." -- By the character of John Abbott: said on Young & Restless on 5/19/06
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New tearing you down?
You shoulda seen the first draft, sweetheart. Took a good year, eighteen months off my life to throttle it back like that: what was posted was like unto a father's tender kiss upon the brow by comparison, you betcha.
but when I come in here with genuine emotion, and post something with raw feelings...
Well there you are! Leading epidemiologists agree that raw feelings are up to 500 times more dangerous than cooked feelings: why the salmonella risk alone...!

It's the water. It's got to be the St. Louis water.
Die Welt ist alles, was der Fall ist.
New It's not a dreaded week.
Lots of bad things happen all the time. Any week of the year can be shown to be "dreaded".

Silly.


Peter
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We posture as apostles of fair play, as good sportsmen, as professional knights-errant-- and we throw beer bottles at the umpire when he refuses to cheat for our side...We save the black-and-tan republics from their native [statesmen]--and flood them with "deserving" democrats of our own. We deafen the world with our whoops for liberty--and submit to laws that destroy our most sacred rights...We play policeman and Sunday-school superintendent to half of Christendom--and lynch a darky every two days in our own backyard.


H.L. Mencken, 1914
New It's a long week every week in Iraq
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Bad shit happens. Be thankful it didn't happen to you. But most of all, be aware that much badder shittier shit is happening to a lot more people all the time, elsewhere.


Peter
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     Worst Campus Shooting Ever : Va Tech - (bepatient) - (19)
         Any word on gunman's identity and/or motive? -NT - (lincoln) - (2)
             Re: Any word on gunman's identity and/or motive? - (dmcarls) - (1)
                 2 handguns? he must have spent time at the range -NT - (boxley)
         Monday the 16th... - (Another Scott) - (15)
             Listened to Special Report - (jbrabeck) - (11)
                 Lots of monday morning quarterbacking going on. -NT - (bepatient) - (9)
                     Yep, it's all over the news this morning... - (Nightowl) - (8)
                         mmmmf!...grrrrhhh!...unhhhh! - (rcareaga) - (4)
                             Whatever... - (Nightowl) - (3)
                                 Bren, you might do better by skipping over grumpy's post :-) -NT - (boxley) - (1)
                                     Point taken. :) - (Nightowl)
                                 tearing you down? - (rcareaga)
                         It's not a dreaded week. - (pwhysall) - (1)
                             Sure it is - annual income taxes due -NT - (tuberculosis)
                         It's a long week every week in Iraq - (pwhysall)
                 Yeah, but we'll be safer if we do that. - (mmoffitt)
             Jack Thompson has already blamed... - (folkert)
             This is a horrible tragedy - (lincoln) - (1)
                 Both sides already out in force - (JayMehaffey)

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