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    A Tragic Day For The USA.

    A few hours ago I was feeling happy - I had just changed my Avatar to reflect my mood by selecting one which was more in keeping with the advent of Christmas.

    However all that changed upon hearing of the horrific murders in the USA. That twenty of these murders (I believe) were of children between the age of five and ten is particularly sad.

    RIP all of the lost souls.

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    Re: A Tragic Day For The USA.

    I hope we never get desensitised to the tragedy of such occurences.
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    Re: A Tragic Day For The USA.

    Really very sad!But when you hear about this stuff it's always in the US.

    Condolences to the families & friends in these times of despair. may you all find peace.

    EDIT: Sorry but this schite makes me mad, there's no need for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    Really very sad!But when you hear about this stuff it's always in the US.

    Condolences to the families & friends in these times of despair. may you all find peace.
    For the most part, though 2011 Norway was tragic also with 77 dead. (and he gets only 21 years, that is the real tragedy !)

    But yes it is yet another sad day, the world is devolving
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    Re: A Tragic Day For The USA.

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    Really very sad!But when you hear about this stuff it's always in the US.
    The US just happens to make world news more often, we doen't get exclusive rights to crazy psychopath killers, it is unfortunately a world wide thing.

    I can't comprehend the hate that must live inside someone that commits these atrocities. I understand one of the children was the killers own, the teacher his mother.
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    My wife nearly broke the TV when one commentator said "This is the face of mental illness."

    That generalization of the mentally ill as murderous criminals one and all every time something like this happens really bakes her.

    I haven't a murderous or criminal bone in my body, yet I am mentally ill.

    Two tragedies: the children and the label.

    My heart goes out to the families.
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    Re: A Tragic Day For The USA.

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    My wife nearly broke the TV when one commentator said "This is the face of mental illness."

    That generalization of the mentally ill as murderous criminals one and all every time something like this happens really bakes her.

    I haven't a murderous or criminal bone in my body, yet I am mentally ill.

    Two tragedies: the children and the label.

    My heart goes out to the families.
    That's an illogical jump, it is one thing to say this is an affect of a mental illness (it likely was), another entirely to say all mentally ill individuals are psycho killers.
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    It's horrible to see that man is able to do what no animal can, to kill innocent defenseless children.

    All our thoughts and affections are with their families and theirs friends. May they all find peace and comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    My wife nearly broke the TV when one commentator said "This is the face of mental illness."

    That generalization of the mentally ill as murderous criminals one and all every time something like this happens really bakes her.

    I haven't a murderous or criminal bone in my body, yet I am mentally ill.

    Two tragedies: the children and the label.

    My heart goes out to the families.
    The majority (all?) of the people I've met who have had mental health issues to cope with are not the sort of people who would suit the label of "dangerous criminal"

    Sometimes I wonder if the media are more interested in a story than the suitability of a lablel.
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