There has been a lot going on.
A kid in Missouri getting gunned down in the street. I do not care what this guy may or may not have done, no one deserves that fate in this country. If the policeman that gunned him down does not get jail time, there will be riots in the streets like none seen in a very long time. I am not sure I would blame them.
Robin Williams is dead, suicide. Just wow. I have been too close to two suicides, (One a very good friend of mine, the other my first wife and mother of 3, who like RW had addiction problems in the past and a mental diagnosis) and it is a devastating event for the survivors. From my experiences, and I am sorry if this offends anyone, but a suicide is an act of complete selfishness, with no consideration for those around you. If all you can think about is me, me, me, and all of my issues, you are not seeing the big picture, and how your suicide will affect those who know and love you. This is my conclusion, based on my experiences. My condolences to the family and we have lost a good one in Robin Williams.
The Jews and the Palestines are still sporadically killing each other. I have to wonder if this one will ever be settled, or if there will ever be anything resembling peace in the region.
ISIS taking over a large swath of Iraq and parts of Syria. This is not going to end well. They will have to be dealt with and there is only one way to do that, it does not involve fine stationary and a cup of tea. They cannot be allowed to continue with what they are doing. The things they are doing to people are right out of the pages of the dark ages. This is what happens when those in power look to their good books for guidance. Religion is the biggest problem we face as a society and the biggest obstacle to peace everywhere. As long as shallow minds continue to believe they are better than everyone else because of the religion they adhere to… war and strife will prevail.
The Russian supported rebels shot down a civilian plane with nearly 300 people on board. Looks like no one will ever have to answer for that one. Ludicrous!
I actually saw a piece yesterday, Kim Kardashian has published a book of…selfies? This is news for who exactly?
In all of this, the one thing that nags at me, is what the hell ever happened to the search for the Malaysian plane that disappeared? Just goes to show you how damned short our attention spans are. And how short sighted the media can be. Every new tragedy seems to take precedence over the the previous. Given enough time, no one even asks what happened about what occured a few short weeks ago.
Can I get off at the next stop please?