16 December 2012 - Mass Shooting & Stabbing of Kids

Quote of the day:

"One can easily judge the character of a man


by how he treats those who can do nothing for him."


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MASS SHOOTING - USA



MASS STABBING - CHINA


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Mm ... no doubt you have all read about the above incidents. It is a sad day, in wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, USA. At this stage, the death toll is 27. It includes 20 children, six adults and the gunman.


It's the third mass shooting in the US this year.


Also, in Henan Province, China, 22 primary school kids were injured, plus an 85-year-old woman, after a "mentally deranged" man, armed with a knife, went on a slashing spree at a primary school. Armed with a knife, Min Yingjun, 36, attacked a group of children at the gate of a primary school, setting off panic in the village.


This is not the first time, and sadly it will not be the last. Crazy, eh?


Anyway, the purpose of this post today is to pay my personal respects to the wonderful kids who have been injured or killed ... and to those who are left behind to grieve. Pax vobiscum!


Maybe it's time the entire ADULT world had a good hard look at itself and started valuing the things that really matter - rather than flash cars, big unaffordable houses, plasma TV's et al.


Here are some cute pics to remind us how valuable kids are - our greatest resource:


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Clancy's comment: I guess you didn't need any reminding, eh? Hey, I think this quote from President Obama is very poignant. Well done, Mr. President:-


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“Our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors, as well, for as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight, they know that their children’s innocence has been torn away from them too early and there are no words that will ease their pain.”

“As a country, we have been through this too many times. Whether it is an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children. And we’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.”

“This evening, Michelle and I will do what I know every parent in America will do, which is hug our children a little tighter, and we’ll tell them that we love them, and we’ll remind each other how deeply we love one another. But there are families in Connecticut who cannot do that tonight, and they need all of us right now. In the hard days to come, that community needs us to be at our best as Americans, and I will do everything in my power as president to help, because while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need, to remind them that we are there for them, that we are praying for them, that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memories, but also in ours.”

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