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  •  No offense (9+ / 0-)

    but comparing tragedies seems a bad idea to me, on today of all days and minimizes the pain that everyone feels from both.

    They're like the Inspector Clouseaus' of the blogging world.

    by Pager on Sat Sep 11, 2010 at 10:53:29 AM PDT

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    •  I think I am done with the emoting (2+ / 0-)
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      chigh, Louisiana 1976

      The constant refrain of this one or that one having feelings has resulted in more unnecessary suffering and conflict than it should have. At some point people have to deal with their losses without the continuous support of an entire nation. As a nation we have to accept the destruction of property and lives as apart of life on earth because shit happens. We can't all fall to our knees and start the water works every time a building falls down or a flood washes away another neighborhood. None of these things are new and they happen quite frequently all over the planet. We seem to have one heart for natural disasters with no one to blame but God and another where we can spot a villain and do ten times the harm to ourselves hating, hunting, and vilifying them.

      All I am saying is we need to get over stuff and move on in a reasonable amount of time. A few years is good for grieving if not excessive. Those who were directly affected may never get over it but that should not be everyone else's problem. If we were still memorializing every event resulting in death and destruction in this nation we would not have space to enjoy peace and prosperity.

      9/11 was a terrorist attack and we lost some people and buildings.  In Katrina we lost nearly an entire city. I rank Katrina higher because most of the damage done by 9/11 was inflicted by our politicians exploiting it.

    •  "comparing tragedies" (0+ / 0-)

      9/11, coming just 2 weeks after 5th anniversary of Katrina, seemed an especially apt occasion to observe that the two catastrophes receive very different kinds of attention and are put to very different uses. No disrespect intended; I tried to make that very clear.

      Mark LaFlaur /

      by laflaur on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 05:00:08 AM PDT

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