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Never forget.

Never forget that whilst you get on with your life, whilst you deal with life ups and downs and petty problems, 21 families are still stumbling through each day mourning the loss of their children.

 

Newtown Shooting

And then it was upon them, the worst hour of the day, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., when Daniel had been alone with them in the house waiting for his bus. They had tried many ways of passing that hour: out to breakfast, back in bed, walking or hiring a trainer to meet them at the gym. A few times they had decided to wait for Daniel’s bus themselves, standing at the end of the driveway and climbing the four steps to hug Mr. Wheeler, the longtime bus driver who had loved Daniel and delivered a eulogy about how the boy raced his school bus, running sideways and backward in the grass, tripping and tumbling with his green backpack.

AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED 

AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED 

AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED 

AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED 

AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED 

AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED 

AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED 

AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED

How does a supposedly civilised country, in the 21st Century continue to allow this to happen to it’s young and do nothing, change nothing.

How does a supposedly civilised country, one who makes judgments on many other cultures, not look at itself and ask itself what have we become.

 How does this supposedly civilised country dare to stand up as a world leader.

When will this supposedly great country stop meddling in the affairs of others and turn inward and meddle with their ancient rules and rituals that don’t belong in a civilised society.

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About kathythesane

Content to be Lefty, Libtard, Snowflake, TreeHugger, DoGooder, kind, generous and sane. This Atheist will say potent prayers for you Trumpettes.

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  1. “Never forget that whilst you get on with your life, whilst you deal with life ups and downs and petty problems, 21 families are still stumbling through each day mourning the loss of their children.”

    And don’t forget that it was ignorant, bigoted politicians who created the “Gun Free School Zone Act” that _EMPOWERED_ the murderer. If we want to remember these murdered children, then empower good people in schools to have firearms to protect children in the future.

    lwk
    free2beinamerica2.wordpress.com

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  2. I feel sad for America. I am glad I do not live in America, can decide not to go there ever. In the meantime, I fear it’s corporate and cultural imperialism, which is so pervasive.

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  3. ” I fear it’s corporate and cultural imperialism…”

    Don’t know about the “cultural” part of your statement, but it is certainly true that large corporate/moneyed interests are very powerful in the U.S.

    Some people here are upset by the idea that firearms manufacturers and the NRA might have undue influence. The truth though is that the pharmaceutical industry in the U.S. is about 100 times larger than the personal firearms industry. The amount of influence they can buy dwarfs any influence gun manufacturers can buy (which is why there is little investigation into the possible role that psychoactive drugs prescribed to young people might have to do with some mass shootings, e.g., Columbine).

    The NRA is often accused of buying Congress Critters. I doubt that is true, at least with money. The ratings the NRA give Congress Critters though are important because a lot of gunowners vote on that issue. That is the NRA’s real power, its millions of members and many millions of others too cheap to pay for membership, but willing to vote the way the NRA sees it.

    At least I pay my dues.

    “I am glad I do not live in America, can decide not to go there ever.”

    So where do you live? Canada? U.K.? Australia? Other? Why so worked up then over what happens in the U.S. if you detest us so? Why not work on making your own country betters instead of butting in on someone’s else’s country?

    lwk
    free2beinamerica2.wordpress.com

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  4. Some large assumptions being made here; must have rattled your cage rather. . I don’t detest America. I fear it’s power, as I said; and it certainly buts into other countries, if you want to use that terminology. . I did work on making my country better — I was a nurse in the British NHS. What do you do to make your country better, apart from suggesting more guns? I retired to France. Sadly, UK tends to ape what happens in USA, wants to emulate it all too often. Europe is less enthralled by it; though France is rather schizophrenic in what it feels. So I have opinions about many aspects of the world I live on, including America. Maybe this is unacceptable to you, that I think, feel, have opinions and beliefs about the world we live on. And about children being massacred, be it by lone gunmen or armed drones.

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    • “I don’t detest America. I fear it’s power,…”

      People have reason to fear America today. This NSA business is probably just the tip of the iceberg. Oddly enough one good reason to fear America today is Mr. Obama’s current campaign to reduce American nuclear weapons.

      The existence of those weapons have kept the world safer for more than half a century. Now Obama will try to unilaterally reduce America’s weapons. Mr. Putin clearly wants to expand his country’s power and regain the “glory” of the former Soviet Union. Mr. Obama’s plan could make the world a lot more dangerous by encouraging several totalitarian countries, big and small.

      “What do you do to make your country better,…”

      For one thing I served my country in the Vietnam War (which was a good thing – killing Commnists – but again defeated not by N. Vietnam, but the Democratic Congress when Nixon was forced out of office). I also believe I am a voice of reason that has influenced some people.

      “Maybe this is unacceptable to you, that I think, feel, have opinions and beliefs about the world we live on. And about children being massacred, be it by lone gunmen or armed drones.”

      Was just curious where you were coming from since you expressed such animosity for my country. Have been in the U.K. Was in a pub and asked for a receipt (was on expenses) and the young man said the electronic cash register was broke and couldn’t print a receipt. Asked him to perhaps write it out by hand. His first problem was math. He had none. So I figured it out for him. The second problem was he could hardly write in any legible way. Fortunately the accountants accepted it for expenses. 🙂

      You have to wonder how many young Brits are about as competent as that young man was? Unfortunately sometimes I wonder about young Americans too. I feel sorry for the U.K. really. They seem to have lost their balls after WWII and the present sorry state of the country is sad. Lots of stories of young girls and men throwing up and passing out in the streets after a night at the pub drinking.

      I have a solution to lone gunmen. Arm law abiding people and kill the gun men when they show up. Why don’t these long gunmen attack police stations if they want to commit suicide? Is it because of the guns and the men who will use it on them before they commit an atrocity? I think so.

      lwk
      free2beinamerica2.wordpress.com

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  5. I will leave you to your fixed paranoid world view, it is clearly not amenable to discussion.

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