Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday Violence

My husband Ralph used to say that people go the craziest at this time of the year. That may have been the pattern then, but today it's never-ending.

  Dozens of children slaughtered as Taliban storms Pakistan school   CNN - December 16, 2014
At least 120 people, most of them children, have been killed after a group of gunmen stormed an army-run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.

  Schools closed as manhunt goes on for Pennsylvania shooting spree suspect   CNN - December 16, 2014
Dread and uncertainty hung over Montgomery County, north of Philadelphia, early Tuesday as authorities hunted for a former Marine reservist suspected of killing his ex-wife and five former in-laws. Schools closed and families huddled behind locked doors not knowing if shooting suspect Bradley William Stone of Pennsburg was still in the area.

  Cops killed man at Walmart, then interrogated girlfriend   CNN - December 16, 2014
After killing a man at an Ohio Walmart, police interrogated his girlfriend, accusing her of lying, threatening her with jail time and suggesting she could be on drugs, according to a video posted on The Guardian's website.

Australia Tweeted #Illridewithyou and Showed Great Solidarity in a Moment of Crisis   Epoch Times - December 16, 2014
Against a backdrop of fear and uncertainty following the hostage taking in Sydney, thousands of ordinary Australians turned to social media to spread a message of unprecedented tolerance and solidarity.

  Abbott: Why was Sydney siege gunman not on terror list?   BBC - December 16, 2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has questioned why the gunman in the Sydney cafe siege was not on the country's terror watch list. He said the government would examine why Man Haron Monis had been on bail. Mr Abbott paid tribute to the two hostages who died in Monday's siege, describing them as "good people".

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli troops   Gulf News- December 16, 2014
Dubai: A Palestinian was killed in an overnight Israeli military raid in the Qalandiya refugee camp near Ramallah in the West Bank, medical and regime sources said on Tuesday.

Police Hunt for 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Protest Melee   New York Times - December 16, 2014
Two days after protesters injured two police lieutenants in a melee on the Brooklyn Bridge, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said on Monday that such assaults on officers would bring a firm response.


Amidst the chaos in Pakistan and around the world, we light the first Chanukah candle tonight at sundown. I helped my doorman set up the lobby for the holiday though we only have 3 Jewish families in the building. Happy Chanukah to those who celebrate.

Tom and Ellie
"The Metaphysical Experience"
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