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Pakar Ilusi
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I think it's more common, just by the law of averages...

More people in the world now than 20 years ago, faster and more accessible media reporting it...

Just means more people are thinking of doing it... Translates to more people doing it for real imo...

BUT I hope I'm wrong...
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I hope you're RIGHT, not wrong.

More people doing it because there are...uh...more people is a lot better than a large percentage of people doing it than ever before.

I'm still pretty upset. I allow myself to be. We've got too jaded about all this. It's everyday stuff, almost. So I cry, and allow myself to cry, because I think we've got to go back to caring like we used to before we read this stuff every day.

I remember the very first mass-shooting I was aware of growing up. McDonald's, somewhere near San Diego. I was still in high school, and I was mortified.

These days we read these stories and say, "oh...again...that's terrible...." and turn the page to the next story.

We need to get back to being mortified.
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On 2009-03-12 15:29, stoneunhinged wrote:

We need to get back to being mortified.


Wisdom of the week. Thanks, Stoney.

John
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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On 2009-03-12 15:29, stoneunhinged wrote:
I hope you're RIGHT, not wrong.

More people doing it because there are...uh...more people is a lot better than a large percentage of people doing it than ever before.

I'm still pretty upset. I allow myself to be. We've got too jaded about all this. It's everyday stuff, almost. So I cry, and allow myself to cry, because I think we've got to go back to caring like we used to before we read this stuff every day.

I remember the very first mass-shooting I was aware of growing up. McDonald's, somewhere near San Diego. I was still in high school, and I was mortified.

These days we read these stories and say, "oh...again...that's terrible...." and turn the page to the next story.

We need to get back to being mortified.

You are a truly good person Stoney.
And absolutely correct.
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Pakar Ilusi
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I agree.
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On 2009-03-11 18:21, randirain wrote:
The real question is, what ever happened to just killing yourself?
Now days people think they have to kill others before they kill themselves.
Geez... just do yourself in and leave others out of your wreck of a life.
Randi

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Just go back in time and have a look at what was going on in the Coliseum ...or how about Mr Vlad the Impaler .....things are much better now .....
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The world has always been like this, you just hear about it know because of 24/7 mass communication.
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the saddest are, "It might have been"

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