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The Oklahoma tornado, and other things I have to tune out.

I’m a expat from the US, and the midwest to be more specific.  I woke in London to word that a massive series of tornadoes (or one super tornado) hit Oklahoma, killing 90+ and counting.  The images are terrible, there is no doubt about it.  20 of those 90 dead are children, even worse.  Whole neighbourhoods are […]

US Shootings and the myth of the ‘crazed gunman’. 1

(Editor’s note:  If you want conspiracy, go here).   Since no actual changes will be made to gun control or regulation (thanks, NRA and the politicians currently taking your blood money!), I thought I’d address an issue with post-shooting armchair psychiatry.  It never fails, after a mass shooting in the US, someone says “If only […]

Post Tragedy, How To Avoid Online Scams 4

(Editor’s note:  If you want conspiracy, go here).   As the names of the children and staff of Sandy Hook are formally released to the public, social media will be flooded with memes of remembrance and tributes. While some of the people creating these images have only the best intentions, many more are spreading these viral […]