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Person by person, the sadness is the same for all. Senseless death. Lost potential. Unfulfilled dreams.
Somehow, I see a difference if some lunatic is inspired to drive on a sidewalk to run down whoever is unfortunate enough to be there with no purpose other than to kill. Or pull a knife or scissor and stab the person next to you because they're not your religion. Or a bomb in at a concert.
But - you're right. When Taliban and al Quida and Da'ach are killed, I've no sympathy for their parents.
When I saw a Kurdish village gassed by Saddam Hussein on TV - I actually cried. There's context. If an equal number were killed in battle - I doubt the effect on me would be the same.
You go on - pretend all acts that have the same result are equal. Everything has a context. Evil is no less evil. Context doesn't need race or religion. Some day you'll figure that out.
Until then, use you flimsy excuse of one tragedy to absolve yourself from feeling anything for another.
But only for the event in Manchester. That's his point. You did not show empathy for the loss of life that happens daily anywhere else. That's all.
And I'm saying it a BullTurd excuse.
If you can't do all - then do none. Easy way out. Hell - why doesn't he chastise members who post the endless R I P's for celebrities? Other people die every day. What about them? Same damn arguments apply. Stupid arguments.
Here, couch this Edmund Burke quote to fit this situation:
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
...usually is quite ok when you don't want to read every single bit. Today this abosolutely boring snippet of news caught my attention at least three times:
"Google’s Polymer zeroes in on ES6 compatibility, interoperability"
The first time around I really read the caption and dismissed it as boring. After that I just skimmed over it and every time this [^] comes into my mind. Obviously some subprocessor is trying to be a little creative with 'Google Polymer'.
"I don't know, extraterrestrial?"
"You mean like from space?"
"No, from Canada."
If software development were a circus, we would all be the clowns.
Sudden Sun Death Syndrome (SSDS) is a very real concern which we should be raising awareness of. 156 billion suns die every year before they're just 1 billion years old.
While the military are doing their part, it simply isn't enough to make the amount of nukes needed to save those poor stars. - TWI2T3D (Reddit)