By the way, did you know that the FBI employee, the woman at the Home Depot
store, was LDS?
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> What do you all think about the DC sniper? Anyone have any theories on it?
> I'm not sure what to think except that I'm just sick about it. My parents
> and one of my sisters live in the area...I grew up there...I'm just a WEE
> bit worried. On the other hand, I know about eternal families and that if
> anything ever happened, we are sealed as a family. But I'm still worried
> about them. My mom only does shopping now at a secure military base; she
> figures she's a lot safer there (side note: two weeks ago, on the day the
> shooting happened in Manassas, she was planning on doing some shopping
> there and a distinct impression came to her to not go, so she didn't. It
> was that afternoon that another shooting happened in the area where she
> would have been). My sister and her roommates only go out when necessary.
> When she buys gas, she starts pumping and then ducks (she lives in
> What do I do?
Stop watching TV news and get on with life. I'm serious. There are risks
everywhere, but look at the numbers. How many people live in Virginia, DC and
Maryland? How many have been killed? The odds of you getting hit by this guy are
a) probably far less than being killed by lightning; and b) certainly no higher
than on a normal day in a big city centre.
I'm trying to be calming -- not dismissive. Hope I'm going about it the right
way. Terror only works when people are in terror. It's like suffering from
chronic pain. You learn that you can't make the pain go away, but you can make
the *suffering* (which is your reaction to the pain) go away, although granted,
it's not easy.
> Heidi the fair
Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland
“We do not think that there is an incompatibility between words and deeds; the
worst thing is to rush into action before the consequences have been properly
debated…To think of the future and wait was merely another way of saying one was
a coward; any idea of moderation was just an attempt to disguise one’s unmanly
character; ability to understand a question from all sides meant that one was
totally unfitted for action.” – Pericles about his fellow-Athenians, as quoted by
Thucydides in “The Peloponessian Wars”
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