Monday, December 17, 2012

Miscellaneous News

Leave it to a sociopath like Michelle Rhee to exploit the Sandy Hook tragedy for her benefit.

She is a disgusting, corrupt asshole.

The Newtown tragedy is one of an increasingly number of violent incidents in the United States in the past twenty years. Excluding foreign-based terrorism (e.g., the 9/11 terrorist attacks), here is a list of violent incidents in the past couple of decades:

Friday’s mass killing is the latest in a long series of such incidents. The United States has historically seen repeated outbursts of violence. Yet the past two decades have been unusual, even by American standards. The frequency and scale of mass killings point to an underlying cause.

Among the most significant events have been the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 (168 killed, including 19 children); the Columbine, Colorado massacre in 1999 (14 dead); and the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007 (34 dead). This year alone has seen massacres at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado (12 dead and 58 injured); a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin (6 dead); a sign business in Minneapolis, Minnesota (6 dead); a spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin (3 dead); and a mall six days ago in Portland, Oregon (3 dead).

The WSWS points out Obama should have kept his mouth shut instead of giving a speech, plus it points out his own hypocrisy regarding violence and murder.

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