Sunday, July 27, 2008

Weather victims are quickly forgotten

There are victims of horrendous weather nearly everyday. However since it is not something sensational like crime or terrorism, we soon move on quickly.

I think we should respect human life more and try to not only remember the victims of bad weather and other "acts of nature", but work hard to see what can be done in their memory, and also to make it better for the future.

In 2004, over 225000 people died from an earthquake that triggered tsunamis' in the Indian Ocean. That is a staggering number. What is also unbelievable is how fast the headlines in the U.S. moved on to other stories. Since then, there have been similar tragedies.

Perhaps there's not a good answer but I think it is important for us to think about the random tragedy that happens regularly on our planet.

Craig Farmer
making the word "liberal" safe again!

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