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  •  all the kids should be out there singing. (2+ / 0-)
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    Steven D, zitherhamster

    we understand the point; limiting it to 26 is stupid.

    •  I very much doubt all the kids want to sing (0+ / 0-)

      I'd be very surprised if every parent thinks that this is the way to mourn this tragedy.  It certainly would not be mine.  

      •  Do you somehow think (2+ / 0-)
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        greengemini, Steven D

        these children will be performing without parental permission? One assumes that Newtown parents who share your view would simply remove their kids from consideration. I find the picky hypercritical remarks about a group of singing children to be disturbing.

        •  Well, we obviously mourn differently (0+ / 0-)

          I obviously don't know anything about the specific 26 children chosen to represent the 26 children who died, but that's a heavy load to put on a kid unless you are certain they aren't suffering from survivor's guilt or PTSD themselves.  

          This is not singing in the choir at the local cathedral.  It's an event totally out of context with the tragedy and I'd have no clue how a small child would process linking the two events or how it might impact them in the future remembering the two events.  Since I would have no clue if it was a good idea, if it were my kid, the kid would not go.  So I find it disturbing.  

          However, I don't know how these kids are being prepared for the event, counseled, sheltered, etc. so what disturbs me might have been considered in the planning.  

          But I still find it creepy and I would not enjoy the entertainment and since they are selling entertainment that is what this is to the networks.  

    •  Stupid? (3+ / 0-)
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      blueness, greengemini, vcmvo2

      It's hardly an arbitrary number. It's the number of victims. In Memorium and all that. A lot of aggression on this thread having to do with a group of singing children. It's funny, and not "ha ha" funny either.

    •  Good idea: not enough room tho' (0+ / 0-)

      I think you have a good idea.  Let us bring together ALL the children in America who have been near when a friend of family member was shot.

      Of course, we would need a couple of SuperDomes to hold all those children, and a couple of weeks to show them all on TV.

      And of course, the LAST thing the gun enthusiasts want is to see in one place at one time the hundreds of thousands of kids who have escaped injury or death from gunfire.  

      (Or maybe the gun enthusiasts could turn this to their advantage: "see, it's not so bad - look at all those kids who didn't get shot"!)

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:46:08 AM PST

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    •  but it is their point to make (2+ / 0-)
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      greengemini, Steven D

      even if you disagree with it, they still get to make it.

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 09:05:08 AM PST

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