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Be careful with your axe:

It is a habit now in our country, with the media leading the way, to take full advantage of any tragedy that occurs anywhere.  This “full advantage” doesn’t involve grieving, reaching out to the needy, prayers and thoughtful action designed to bring healing, or even a respectful silence to wait for the dust to settle.   371 more words


Expert in Criminology Says Crimes Not Going Up So Mush As Hysteria Is On the Rise

By James Alan Fox
USA Today

Another mass shooting sears deep into our collective consciousness, but it is hype and hysteria on the rise, not violence. 708 more words

Antigone against the world.

“I would not order you; and if you change your mind now, I would not have you do it with me. Be whatever you want, and I will bury him. 53 more words


Woes of the Living.

“Ismene, my dear sister through common blood, do you know of any evil from Oedipus Zeus will not perform on us who still live? For I have seen nothing – nothing painful, nothing mad or shameful or dishonorable – that is not among your or my sorrows.”

 – Antigone by Sophocles.


Environmentalism for the Sake of Nature

As plans go on about the hydroelectric power plants all around the Eastern Black Sea region in Turkey, many protests have been organized to stop the constructions and prevent the existence of new ones. 427 more words


Oh, Hell

Oh, Hell. Oh, hell. And now begins the cycle: We need stronger gun laws, criminals won’t follow the laws, mental health is the real problem, et cetera, ad nauseum. 17 more words


Full Text Obama Presidency October 1, 2015: President Barack Obama's Statement on the Shootings at Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, Oregon Transcript



Statement by the President on the Shootings at Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, Oregon

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room… 1,333 more words

Barack Obama