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  •  It's quite simple. (0+ / 0-)

    Go re-read the diary, the pre-update part of it.

    You only talk of violence, and the video of it. The only part of the linked video you talk about is the most gruesome part.

    In short, your story gives absolutely no indication that we should be interested for any other reason than to go see someone get shot in the head.

    People being shot in the back of the head while naked and zip-tied.

    Really can't add much to that.

    Maybe you could've added some background on who the Tamils are, why they took up arms, the Sinhalese response, the methods the Tamils used, the large numbers of civilian casualties on both sides, the relationship to the Tamil population on mainland India. You know, why we should care about the conflict. You could've mentioned the 280,000 internally displaced people being treated like detainees by the government. Then maybe you could've added some pointers on how to help. You could've directed people to MSF or Amnesty or Oxfam, for example.

    Don't just make it about watching someone getting shot. That is violence porn.

    In America, 60% of bankruptcies are because of medical bills, and 80% of those people had health insurance

    by sullivanst on Mon Aug 31, 2009 at 08:03:20 AM PDT

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