Very interesting OpEd piece that addresses a question I’ve been frustrated by for a long time: why is a small, home-made bomb treated so drastically differently than a mass shooting? I’m not trying to lessen the severity of the Boston Marathon bombings, but why doesn’t our country or government react with such fervor after mass shootings, like in Newton, Connecticut or Aurora, Colorado?
Here’s a little mental experiment. Imagine, for a moment, that the Tsarnaev brothers, instead of packing a couple of pressure cookers loaded with nails and explosives into their backpacks a week ago Monday, had stuffed inside their coats two…
The website theydontworkforyou.org is designed to make you mad. It’s a series of full-screen posters, with clean text on smiling photographs. The first is of six teachers killed at the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut:The second is of the 45 senators whose votes killed the gun control measure that would have extended background checks to online sales and gun shows:And the next 45 screens are of every single one of those senators, one by one, each paired with a child who was killed by a gun whose sale the bill might have stopped.
I wish this was my office balcony. Hanging out on the Google roof and missing this city like crazy. (at Google New York)