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Not a good day to be a parent...

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Not a good day to be a parent...

Postby kurt_w » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:01 am

Yesterday was a bit of a rough day to be listening to the news, if one happens to have children:

* South Korean ferry sinks, with almost 300 people still missing, mostly high school students on a holiday trip. News media voyeuristically focuses on sobbing parents standing on shore, reading farewell texts from their children trapped aboard the foundering ship.

* Armed Boko Haram ("Western Education is Forbidden") extremists abduct over 100 girls at gunpoint from a school in Nigeria. The good news is that by last night all except for eight of the girls had escaped or been rescued. But it was a pretty horrible day for families in the region.
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Re: Not a good day to be a parent...

Postby Mad Howler » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:59 pm

I want to think that we are raising souls as good as - Park Ji-young.
http://www.policymic.com/articles/88043 ... rean-ferry
I am unsure we can.
This notion bothers me.
Aye 'tis empire!
I guess.
Our presence precedes.
'Tis sad we do not see our combined talents.

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Re: Not a good day to be a parent...

Postby Mad Howler » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:57 am

Another situation that undoubtedly leaves parents & children of sad...
stirs sadness in me - & bears a causal connection to our "Wisconsin" struggle. 
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the ... t_20140427
We owe this young woman support and a reflection of the respect she chose to share.
Perhaps we are not at the place of the gulag, but we may be getting functionally there if we are not careful.
What seems kind and easy now,
May look different when flacked by other context.
WE owe it to OURSELVES to keep an eye on...
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