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posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 07:08 PM
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168 children killed in drone strikes in Pakistan
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7 children die as US bombs Afghan school
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US cluster bombs 'killed 35 women and children'
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Israeli Airstrike Kills Three Generations of a Palestinian Family including 20 children
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With the deadly shooting in Connecticut where 20 children have been killed. This is getting an enormous amount of attention, attention it deserves, but do the ones listed above deserve the same? We live in a society where we only care if it happens in our own backyard, even tho this happens a lot in the world on a bigger scale.

The Connecticut shooting is Top News all around the World. But why? Why not the Others?




posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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S&F!

Ask Obama! Ask the people of the United States who support our criminal government! Sorry my friend. I am too busy fighting for my own rights at the moment against those who want to take away my 2nd ammendment rights to defend myself from the same tyrannical government you seem to be complaining about.......



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 07:19 PM
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There aren't any memorials for the 500 thousand iraqi women and children killed since the war in Iraq started.

Nobody cares about people who aren't like you. Americans don't care about ' collateral damage " as long as they are safe right?

~Tenth1



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 07:20 PM
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Tis a valid question, one I asked in one of the very first threads about the US shooting. Basically I was told that everything other than the school shooting was an accident. I still don't get it



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 07:23 PM
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True, but this does not affect the sense of loss the United States felt last Friday. Most of the reporters covering the story cried on air, many of the hosts of cable talk shows were crying, President Obama cried in public. This is new to them. That the other stuff actually happened outside of the U.S. doesn't make the pain the nation felt on Friday any less real and heartfelt.



posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 07:31 PM
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Originally posted by Aleister
True, but this does not affect the sense of loss the United States felt last Friday. Most of the reporters covering the story cried on air, many of the hosts of cable talk shows were crying, President Obama cried in public. This is new to them. That the other stuff actually happened outside of the U.S. doesn't make the pain the nation felt on Friday any less real and heartfelt.


You are right, but I find it odd that we are not at a stage of doing it as a human being of planet EARTH. Maybe we just need the outside contact i guess.
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posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 07:45 PM
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A being of planet earth? Most people in America are concerned with being a being who has a paycheck, can watch "the game" on Sunday, has to take care of the children, and think about what they want to do in the next ten minutes or who their boyfriend is looking at in the hall. An empathy for people foreign to them, ones they hear about on the news evrey once in a great while, occurs in very few and even then it is seldom sustained.. But this tragedy is one that the average American can understand. Then add wall-to-wall tragedy porn on the news and you've got a nation in mourning and set to do something about it. The Sandy Hook murders touch America on an emotional level, something not done very often.
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posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 11:09 AM
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The Connecticut shooting is Top News all around the World. But why? Why not the Others?

It's huge news here because it's an unbelievable tragedy - and it is our tragedy

People around the world care maybe because they aren't dead inside

I was going to write a whole big thing - but I really just don't have anything else to say - and really nothing that hasn't been said

S&F though - because I agree

It's time we saw tragedy as tragedy - we're all family the way I see it

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posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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I've been yelling the same thing from day one. Obviously most here in the us care not for people that aren't American, allot of them don't even realize worse things happen all over the world every day. The only reasonable excuse is that if we knew and got upset about it every time no matter where it happens or to whom we'd spend every waking moment distraught and crying, society would cease to function and...well ...you think there's a mental health problem now imagine everyone having chronic severe depression.



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 07:24 PM
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Every nation has dehumanized its enemies.
The infidels, the heathen,the boche,the hun,the jap,the gook,the haji,the sand n^%%&%

It makes it easier to kill them.
Men,we will go and kill the commies will get much more of a response than Men,we want to destroy cities
full of innocent people because of the economic platform they use.

War,all war,is a tragedy
All wars are economic in intent-even the Crusades.
By caring about an Afghan child bombed by a drone,you will upset the financial plans of some very powerful
groups. These groups own the media that will supposedly give us the news,,,,,all carefully laid out so we are swayed the way they want.

You are right,life is not measured on an equal scale,If it were,the owners would have a hard time finding a soldiers to fight,or taxpayers willing to foot the bill.



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 11:51 PM
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These tragedies aren't even comparable. You're trying to compare collateral damage during war to a lunatic intentionally targeting and killing innocents. Collateral damage while tragic is a part of war and something to be expected. A mental midget walking into a school, mall, theater and intentionally killing innocent men, women and children is never expected and shows people just how vulnerable we really are. If you're in a war torn country you expect some level of danger, when there supposed to be safety and peace in your country you never expect to be violently attacked going about your daily lives. You act as if the government intentionally targeted those people and walked in and shot them, when really bad Intel or insurgents being cowards caused a tragic accident. Big difference there.





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