Monday, December 17, 2012
Short Term Memory
Two people killed in a tornado (2011).
Yeah, that's a real shame. What's for dinner?
27 people gunned down by a deranged individual, 20 elementary school children (2012).
Oh, that breaks my heart. Do you want to do some shopping after work?
316,000 people killed by an earthquake, 300,000 injured, 1,000,000 homeless (2010).
Wow, that's rough. You know there are no building codes in that part of the world?
280,000 people killed by a Tsunami (2004).
Did you see those idiots playing in the ocean as the water went out? I would have been heading for higher ground.
Paraphrasing Joseph Stalin, the death of one is a tragedy, the death of many is a statistic.
Posted by Daniel