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Another tragedy befell another community in this country, this time in Federal Way - a suburb near Seattle, Washington:
A shooting that left five people dead at a Federal Way apartment complex Sunday started as a case of domestic violence, police said Monday. It ended with a woman the suspect was living with and three innocent bystanders dead before police shot and killed the suspect.
Officers responded to 911 calls at 9:30 p.m. at Pinewood Village in the 33300 block of 18th Lane S.
Police said the suspect, in his late 20’s, shot and killed a woman in her mid-20’s who he was living with in the complex.
The suspect then went to the parking lot, where he shot two men who confronted him, police said. He then grabbed a shotgun.
I do realize there is alot of projection here, which you guys have accused me of alot here. Nevertheless, take a peek at these newspaper headlines and imagine, for a second, the serious anxiety and horror one would have of being stuck on a tiny island - Guam - of 180,000 people in the middle of the Pacific that could very well become subject of a nuclear attack:
It gets more intense: [Read more]
A note to Dagblog readers - this is one of my first attempts since college to do analytical political writing of some kind. Given having lived the Guam experience for several months, I thought I'd try to use my experience and apply it to the current North Korean crisis. I am posting it here instead of trying to sell it to a print publication because I am very open to constructive criticism at this point. Thank you.
Seen above: US military airships and fighter jets right outside of Guam's waters. [Read more]
What does our culture really think of children? I mean really think of them.
It seems pretty schizophrenic, to be frank. When I traveled to Guam, I was struck by very different attitudes towards the youngest of young people. Children were to be protected and many natives said that flat out - that children were the center of the culture.
There were anti-abortion stickers on trucks driving through the area. Websites with users talking about their travel experiences said that, despite its faults, the island was a good place for children to remain children for the proper duration. [Read more]
About two months back, I posted here about an encounter I had with a neighbor in my housing tenement.
This neighbor is a black man from the deep south. Country boy. 60 years old. Southern upbringing is all over him in his manner of dress, blunt expression, every bit of it. He gave some pretty good insight on Obama's re-election and people at this website seemed to like it.
He is still a regular source of introspection and cohesion. I just sat and listened to a conversation he had with someone else living with us during the day. I couldn't believe the simple brilliance I heard. [Read more]
This gives a whole other meaning to the word creepy. There was another mass murder in the United States, this time on the island of Guam - that little island where I went to to travel and experienced my own SSRI related breakdown:
9:49 a.m., Feb. 13 — Police this morning have announced the arrest of Chad Ryan Desoto, 21 from Tamuning for two counts of murder, 13 counts of attempted murder and 13 counts of aggravated assault. Additional charges may be pending. [Read more]
The last article I wrote here - The Killer Profile - attempted to profile the sort of individuals who have perpetrated massacres like Virginia Tech, that Aurora, CO movie theater and Sandy Hook Elementary. There's a fairly obvious profile for those individuals and they seem to model themselves after one another to some degree. [Read more]
I've done it in articles and in the comment section but -
I really want to thank the readers and writers at Dagblog for helping me have a good vessel by which to rehabilitate myself and become an even better writer than I was before I had a mental breakdown. I could not have written anything capable of getting 1300 views without you.
Take care and wait - all things get better.