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GeneralRe: To everyone posting up a storm in Those Two Threads Pinmember_Maxxx_14-Dec-12 18:30 
GeneralNote to myself, for future reference PinmemberRC_Sebastien_C14-Dec-12 18:37 
GeneralRe: To everyone posting up a storm in Those Two Threads PingroupSahir Shah14-Dec-12 19:11 
GeneralRe: To everyone posting up a storm in Those Two Threads Pinmemberharold aptroot14-Dec-12 23:22 
GeneralRe: To everyone posting up a storm in Those Two Threads Pinmemberjschell15-Dec-12 11:41 
GeneralRe: To everyone posting up a storm in Those Two Threads PinmemberDan Neely15-Dec-12 11:42 
GeneralRe: To everyone posting up a storm in Those Two Threads Pinmemberjschell17-Dec-12 8:20 
GeneralRe: To everyone posting up a storm in Those Two Threads PinmemberBillWoodruff15-Dec-12 0:29 
In other words, Dan, you think anyone who is having an emotional reaction to the tragic deaths of twenty children, a community's beloved school principal, and other adults: is not logical ? And that, for people to express that reaction, here: indicates they are defective in rational abilities ?
 
To decry, with emotion, the insane irrationality (is there another kind ?) of America's (my own country of origin) deadly tragedy of allowing easy access, for anyone, to weapons of mass homicide, meant for killing human beings in warfare, and for use by police in dealing with criminals: not for hunting: is not rational ?
 
"The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason." Blaise Pascal
 
The needless deaths of twenty children: are beyond reason !
 
I believe that to experience what is "beyond reason:" in this case a horror of an atrocity that indicts humanity, and society; is: to then, as Kant suggested in his "Critique of Pure Reason," be morally compelled to consider, with all our rationality: "what we must do."
 
But, at this moment, surely, it is most reasonable to grieve, profoundly, at this nightmare of the snuffing out of the human potential of the young and innocent.
 
yrs, Bill
"We live in a world ruled by fictions: mass merchandising, advertising, politics as advertising, instant translation of science, technology, into popular imagery, increasing blur of identity in realms of consumer goods, preempting any free, original, imaginative, response to experience by the television screen. We live in an enormous novel. For a writer it's less necessary to invent a novel's fictional content: fiction's already there. A writer's task is to invent a reality." J. G. Ballard, 1974

GeneralRe: To everyone posting up a storm in Those Two Threads Pinmemberjschell15-Dec-12 11:50 
GeneralRe: To everyone posting up a storm in Those Two Threads PinmemberEddy Vluggen15-Dec-12 1:25 
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GeneralRe: To everyone posting up a storm in Those Two Threads PinmemberBillWoodruff15-Dec-12 6:05 
GeneralRe: To everyone posting up a storm in Those Two Threads PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon15-Dec-12 6:10 
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GeneralRe: To everyone posting up a storm in Those Two Threads PinmemberBillWoodruff15-Dec-12 20:36 
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GeneralRe: To everyone posting up a storm in Those Two Threads PinmemberBillWoodruff16-Dec-12 13:53 
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GeneralCare to discuss? Read the entire blog first! PinmemberVivic14-Dec-12 17:11 
GeneralRe: Care to discuss? Read the entire blog first! PinmemberEddy Vluggen15-Dec-12 2:39 
GeneralRe: Care to discuss? Read the entire blog first! PinmvpEspen Harlinn15-Dec-12 5:03 
JokeRandom thoughts Pinmember GeekBond 14-Dec-12 14:14 
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