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  •  Can you believe it's happened here ...? (2+ / 0-)
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    WakeUpNeo, PinHole

    Does this seem surreal to you? We've been almost insulated from this as we watch other cities and states deal with terrorism. It might not be official terrorism, but like my husband says, this, to him, is terrorism. Nothing will ever be the same for him again.

    Women are 51% of the population yet are represented in congress by barely 17%! Until our representation reflects the population, we risk sliding backwards .....

    by 51percent on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 06:56:06 PM PDT

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    •  I was in metro Atlanta when Centennial Park (1+ / 0-)
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      happened, back in the middle of the Olympics.

      And then the same bastard nearly killed one of my favorite local radio personalities while the law enforcement community was still trying to pin the blame on the security guard who tried to get people away from the bomb.

      Even just one small device from one homegrown crackpot working from photocopied (or scanned and downloaded, these days) plans is terrorism, so long as the intent was to create terror.

      Lone wolf terrorism is terrorism. Homegrown terrorism is terrorism. Its all wrong and bad and just different degrees of the same nasty awful thing and the things running through your heads are not invalidated because it was just small devices that may have been made by one man working alone. And that's coming from someone who was there in that 'in my town? this happened here?' mental space as a middle schooler not having had a concept of terrorism until the morning the radio was nothing but news of street closures.

      Prayers and best wishes to those in Japan.

      by Cassandra Waites on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 08:22:00 PM PDT

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    •  I am finding that many people feel as you do (2+ / 0-)
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      51percent, Cassandra Waites

      normal reaction to feel that things happen far away, can't happen here.

      I've felt somewhat detached sometimes to horrific events that happen in other countries especially (and then work at it to related more directly/empathetically. But for some reason I don't feel shocked or surprised that it'd happen here.  I guess I was waiting for the shoe to drop. I guess I've felt we've gotten away with being unscathed for a long time.

      I always feel very fortunate to live in MA (born and raised), Boston in particular. That feeling remains. I am proud of our city today.

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