Category Archives: mass murder

How Many Does It Take?

How many people would it take to shut down a major American city for a day or two? Well, apparently two. The Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt has bathed us all in a media-fueled thrall for some four days … Continue reading

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All Flags Should Be Permanently at Half Mast

Yet another public act of violence and the best response that can possibly be made is for flags to fly at half mast.  A more appropriate response might be the passing of those gun laws but that is not going … Continue reading

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How to Not Solve Gun Violence

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves.” – William Pitt the Younger, 1783 Let me be clear. I am in favor of sensible gun control, background … Continue reading

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Fixing Gun Violence

President Obama has signed some twenty-three executive orders about gun regulation. Of course the heavily racist “fears” about him and his administration were running on high shortly after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Just like when you were … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Tomorrow

Well here we are, finally. The preponderance of scholarly evidence suggests that December 21, 2012 is the date at which the Mayan calendar ends. So, as usual, there are a number of apocalypse-loving folks who have found it another in … Continue reading

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Violence is Normal

It is virtually impossible to avoid violence these days. I can’t turn on the television, the radio or browse internet social media or, for that matter, read my e-mail without encountering violence. It occurs at varying distances from me. Occasionally, … Continue reading

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My God is Stronger than Your God

The tragic deaths of Chris Stevens, the Ambassador to Libya and two of his staff and the parallel attack on the American Embassy in Egypt were attributed to radical Islamists who were retaliating against an American filmmaker who made a … Continue reading

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