October 2nd, 2017

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Tragic mass shooting

I fell asleep earlier than my wife last night. I know this because I woke at 3.30 a.m. to find the television in our bedroom turned to cable news. I tend to watch cable news more sparingly than does my wife. My late night channel might be an old movie.

At 3.30 a.m., the news covered a terrorist mass shooting in Las Vegas.  In that early time, only 2 deaths and two dozen wounded were confirmed. The news personnel seemed to assume it was Islamic terrorism. By morning, the death count rose dramatically, and the shooter turned out to be a man not currently thought to have Islamic ties. The investigation underway will tell us more.

I like social media, but all my social media outlets have handled this situation in the main in a disappointing way. I find that non-evidentiary generalizations (including my own) are a bipartisan phenomenon.  I will draw my own set of conclusions, but right now I think of hundreds of family members who lost loved ones due to a man shooting indiscriminately.  The sound of an automatic weapon on the various footage chills me. I hope that the police and FBI figure out more about this horrible terrorist tragedy.

I have been wearing a suit to work lately. Perhaps tomorrow I will wear business casual and carry a suit with me. It is supposed to rain tomorrow.


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