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Posted on Apr 16, 2007 at 06:11 PM

This blog is dedicated to all of the students and faculty who lost their lives and were injured today at Virginia Tech. I have a direct connection with this school and am horrified at the carnage. Please send your thoughts and prayers to the families of the students who were killed and wounded in this unprecedented tragedy. Peace, Dreamer

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Posted on Apr 30, 2007 at 02:20 PM

Now...Now...Lari... Your nastiness is showing...very unnecessary to curse at me and call me names...lol..I do plenty of good every day...just don't toot my horn about it like you seem to want to shove down everyones' throat along with your nauseating religious proselytizing. Nor do I have a "religious" agenda attached to the help I give. Get a grip, lady. You seem extremely angry and calling me illiterate just shows "your" ignorance....lol. I will continue to make the contributions I have been making all of my adult life and will also continue to express myself as is my right to do. Good Luck & Peace, Dreamer

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Posted on Apr 30, 2007 at 12:38 PM

You know Hides the Dreamer, if you tell me to do good one more time, I think your own Gaian pantheon of Godesses will smack the shit out of you. Are you illiterate? Have you not read that I do nothing but good at personal cost to myself. Lets just start with all the goddamned years I had to study to become a doctor and psychiatrist. And then for what? So I could attend a cotillion? NO! nuns clothes, no money and brutal hours and work conditions. Do you understand that nuns don't get paid. We live where we can and do the best with what we have. You know what? You study something useful!YOu do good and you change the world. Worry about your own contribution.

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Posted on Apr 29, 2007 at 07:03 AM

Lari, Your apology is appreciated. While we all blather on about this and that, I did dedicate this blog to the victims and the families of this tragedy. We have to remember the victims. The innocents. Their families and friends and even myself. I do have a direct connection to this horror and understand all too well about murder. I will say again what I keep saying. Instead of wasting precious energy pointing fingers and playing the blame game, use that energy to do good in the world and for the world. One small act of kindness. One mile walked instead of driven. Everything matters and the most insignificant thing can snowball into something momentous. Whatever your religious belief, just accept and appreciate our common humanity. We are all part of this ONE world. Let's all do our part to make it better. Peace, Dreamer

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Posted on Apr 28, 2007 at 09:12 PM

I want to apologize for making statements on this sacred blog which should have been put elsewhere. This is a memoriam for the VT victims......

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Posted on Apr 28, 2007 at 08:32 PM

Holland? That is the laugh of the evening. I lived in Amsterdam where there is so much mental illness (and not enough services to address it), drug addiction, suicide,prostitution and crime. I think that you should believe whatever you want...but do give factual evidence and examples.

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Posted on Apr 22, 2007 at 06:39 PM

HI Christie! Well, let's see, my fine atheist...let's see the atheist cultures of the world in contemporary history and lets see if there is a jot of pacificism among them China--nope Soviet Russia...don't think so. Any Marxist country for that matter....blagh... Scandanavian countries Officially Lutheran, but actually believe in nothing..massive suicide rates (self inflicted violence) I don't think religion is the enemy as is the human condition. A for the desert dwellers..they were human, fragile..but persevered..I'd like to see anybody in the desert for forty years and not get crabby. Moses, the greatest of the desert dwellers, brought down the tablets, and if only we would read the tablets carried by the desert nomads, we would see clearly that is says "Thou shalt not kill." Lari

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Posted on Apr 22, 2007 at 02:53 PM

Hi YGS! I stand firm on my statements on the backwardness of Asian mental health facilities. and guess what? Asians stand behind me 100%. I make a distinction between homicide and infant (child) suicide. HOmicides are usually instigated by adults who have made a cogent and adult choice. How very different from 6,7,8,9 etc 10 years old killing themselves in incredible numbers. I was invited to Asia by concerned doctors. I did not force myself on them. I want to save children. I will impute and absolutley enforce anything that will save children. Should we then, because out of cultural respect, do nothing at the infanticide of females in China, for example? (which has gotten much better since there has been an internatioal outcry). So where does one one draw the line as to cultural relativity, moral judgment, and moral imposition? That is for you to decide for yourself and for me to decide for myself. As long as I can save a childe, cultural relativity be damed. Larissa

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Posted on Apr 21, 2007 at 07:37 PM

Hey Everyone, It's fine to rant about it and feel sorrow for the innocent victims everywhere...now what are YOU going to DO about it? We are obviously a very violent species. ALL humans of every creed, color, origin or class and have been doing this to each other forever. I've said it before and I'll say it again, talk is cheap. What have YOU done today to make the world a better place? Peace, Dreamer

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Posted on Apr 20, 2007 at 03:47 PM

Today, the family of the shooter made a statement and said that they felt lost, hopeless and helpless. I wish I could reach out to them.I am so sad for them and will always pray for them. In a way, I hope it is a lesson to parents who have very weird children to get help, and for Asians especially, who have a very deep shame concerning visits to mental health professionals( and who put unbelievalbe pressure on the their children) to not have shame to ask help..When I was a missionary in Japan, I could not believe how backward the Japanese were as far as mental health was concerned and then when I went to Korea, it was the same thing.It was totally incongruent to their enormous economic development. HDD you have disapproved of missionaries, but I have to tell you that I made enormous sacrifices to live in Asia to train Asians in psychiatric care and do suicide hotlines (uhh try explaining to Japanese not to kill themselves in Japanese on the phone, ha ha). But I did it, lives were saved and Japanese and Korean doctors were helped. My love for Japan and Korea is very strong still after all these years, but I still disapprove of the enormous pressures on their chidren, and the subsequent infant suicide that follows.. yes, all cultures show grotesque issues; yes all cultures have problems, but I wish to address the above in light of the situation. The US simply does not have the glaring suicide rates of the above mentioned people, and the beauty of the US is that there is abundant mental health care..the most available in the world, with the least amount of shame attached to it relative to other countries. The US is not an example to the world in many areas, but in mental health it is, and my sadness is that the Chos did not avail themselves of this help. Lari

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Posted on Apr 19, 2007 at 11:09 AM

Lazlo: You're right; everyone's watching the killer's videotapes. Americans are so desensitized with violence that they have no conscious about airing the killer's "manifesto." The media coverage is a circus. I doubt any of those reporters have a genuine ounce of sympathy for the victims. Each t.v. network conveys the scene as if it's a drama show.

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Posted on Apr 19, 2007 at 06:49 AM

HPD, I actually agree with you and having said that I also believe we have to act, all of us. Apparently, the gun shop that sold the guns to this twisted 23 year old human also sold other guns that were involved in other murders...go figure! I feel anger too. We have to ACT on it. The NRA is hugely powerful and use fear and intimidation to keep people from fighting back against better, more sensible gun control. We, as a nation, have to stand up and make the laws change. Too much apathy and far too many people feeling impotent. We have to find our voice as a nation and do something about it. Peace, Dreamer

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Posted on Apr 18, 2007 at 07:07 PM

the only thing that burns me up is when people list reason why things like this happend noboby is going to act on it...im just as guily as the next...theres a song that gets played on the radio alot here its by nickelback called if everyone cares....i think that song could just lighten us all up

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Posted on Apr 18, 2007 at 08:37 AM

HDD: I'm human, and I feel for the victims. It's tragic, and I hope that the victims' families will find peace and that the memories of their loved ones will warm their spirits. However, my initial response to your blog is fueled from personal frustration and anger, and, frankly, I'm sick of people reacting after the tragedy instead of doing something before. The wealthy, power elite of America makes it easier for a 19-year-old loner to legally purchase a 9 MM death instrument than securing hospitalization and/or mental health treatment. That's sad, yet no one cares or seems to think about this. Most Americans cling to this childlike ignorance that guns are an inalienable right, and that's just plain dumb. Combine guns with a sick nation, and the result is terrorism. Only a gaping moron sells a 19-year-old a 9 MM. The person who sold it to the killer should be hanged, but the media makes absolutely no effort whatsoever to convey this. It makes no sense to me that the kller was able to legally purchase weapons. I appreciate your initiating this blog, and I extend heartfelt sympathies for the victims, but it's time that America started looking itself in the mirror. Everyone's reacting, and that's reassuring, but no one's acting.

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Posted on Apr 17, 2007 at 09:21 PM

Thanks Gig0lo! Peace, Dreamer

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Posted on Apr 17, 2007 at 08:49 PM

lets just hope there arent any copycats out there

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Posted on Apr 17, 2007 at 08:47 PM

HPD, Your compassion is truly underwhelming! This blog is to offer prayers and love to all of the vitims of this horrendous crime. Your rant about how America is going to hell in a handbasket is typical of your insensitivity. This a memorium! Get it! How about offering a few kind words. Peace, Dreamer

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Posted on Apr 17, 2007 at 04:11 PM

This is the world in which we live, an increasingly random chaotic world of imminent terrorism. Anyone can strike at anytime. We live in a society that glorifies violence and drugs and clings to the moronic ideology of the right to bear arms, and then we wonder why nothing's safe. The answer is very obvious to me. I've already proclaimed that America will likely be extinct within the century. I'm not kidding. It's painfully obvious to me that western society has atrophied to a deplorable state. This was an act of terrorism; this is Baghdad. The only difference is Americans aren't used to it happening every day. It happens once or twice a year...and it will continue to happen as long as guns are easily accessed and violence is glorified (and that's exactly what I feel the media covers such tragic events; they make a lot of money covering stories.)

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Posted on Apr 16, 2007 at 07:17 PM

A resounding AMEN! I am the resurrection and the life....Jesus Though I walk in valley of the shadow of death, I will fear not..Thy staff and rod do comfort me....King David...23 Psalm

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