Musings

Jun. 29th, 2016 07:51 pm
elessa: (wyveri)
Too many things going on in the world that are draining and depressing.

  • The hate killings at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando.

  • The woman gun enthusiast in Texas who was into open carry and the mindset of "you will get my guns when you pry them out of my cold dead hands" who had an argument with her husband. To teach him a lesson she chased down and shot her young adult daughters dead in the street. One of them was wounded when she ran out of bullets so she went back into the house to reload, then returned to pump more into the girl.

  • The three bombers who killed over forty people and wounded hundreds more at the Ataturk Aiport in Istanbul.

  • Brexit. This one depresses me because the premise of Europe being unified in a financial trade union rather than killing one another is a good thing. I hope that if there is recession there that the region doesn't devolve into violence again.

  • The political campaigning leading up the the presidential election bringing out hate, bigotry, xenophobia, and other ugly sides to people.


  • My parents having finally made plans in December 2015 to travel to Ireland at long last booked a trip for June 2016. This is a trip they have talked about for years. Five years ago for their fiftieth wedding anniversary the siblings chipped in to give them $5K in order to make the trip.In the interim my father developed congestive heart failure necessitating in the need to acquire a portable oxygen generator. There was miscommunication with the vendor. Result is that the device wasn't scheduled to be delivered until after the date of the trip departure. Therefore, trip cancelled.


I am finding myself turning off the news more and more lately. My psyche can't take the reality that there are people out there who revel in violence and death.

Two weeks ago I experienced a fall due to pain from a back spasm causing me to blackout. The result of the fall is a dislocated jaw which is healing slowly. The impact of the fall and the blacking out for an hour on the floor gives me pause. Not sure what to do about it currently. I am realising that as I get older I am becoming at risk for injury that could kill me. Reason for this is due to living alone.
elessa: (unicorn)
i tend to read a number of news organizations websites daily. one type of news story that is quite prevalent is the reporting of murders.

in the united states there tends to be a dearth of murders committed by firearms. we struggle with regulations but really haven't been able to lessen the numbers in this country.

in countries such as britain, where guns are illegal, murders tend to be affected by the use of knives. therefore, in britain it has been decided to make illegal certain types of bladed weapons. they recently had an "amnesty" program whereby knives, swords, machetes, etc. could be turned in to authorities. more than 100,000 were turned in within a five week period which ended june 30, 2006.

my observation from reading the british media is that since june 30 there seems to be an increase in the number of murders committed by arson. i haven't seen it so stated. i have simply noted an increase in the number of articles reporting murders that have been caused by arson.

if someone is intent on killing another person. they will find the means to do so.

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