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  •  People have to adjust to traumas at some point (5+ / 0-)

    Normally, people will move ("I can't go back into that house") or, as I have heard about the theater in Aurora, tear it down and build a memorial:

    I support the idea of referring to this as 12/14. Newtown was ground zero but people all ove the country and the world were hurt by it.

    You cannot move Newtown. Tearing down the school and rebuilding may not be realistic (I have no clue, just saying).

    In any event, people grieve, they talk and share and find a way to 'shore up and package' the event in such a way as to help people 'move on' and integrate the event in a healthy manner, versus spending a lot of time and energy in denial or worse (drug/alcohol abuse, suicide).

    It is the support people get in the wake of something like this that makes the difference between being able to deal with it productively and being sentenced to year - if not a life - of pain and torture.

    Tragedies like these come with an anniversary date which means every year at this time people will grieve and have horrible memories.

    I like the idea  of '12/14' because it embraces the anniversary date, it says "We WERE Hurt" and allows people to NOT have to engage in all manner of psychological distractions to evade the pain. People can be together because everybody was harmed by it.

    My 2 cents.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 05:41:39 AM PST

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    •  12/14 brought into focus so many things (2+ / 0-)
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      that this nation needs to fix before it keeps undertaking to fix other nations.  Let us begin by looking into the mirror and asking ourselves, "How much does this nation truly care about its children, and what evidence exists to prove this?"  We have such low scores in health, education, crime, etc., when compared to other nations that we should be utterly ashamed, and yet we strive most mightily for arms, cash and electronics, things that matter more to us than the nation's children and our own good consciences.  Mr. Lanzo killed his mother as she slept.  We must wake up....or pay someone to stand watch as we sleep....if we can sleep....before a generation turns on us for our collective failure.

      Building a better America with activism, cooperation, ingenuity and snacks.

      by judyms9 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 06:29:35 AM PST

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