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Arizona Little Leaguer Killed When Pitch Hits Chest

Posted by shadmia on June 6, 2011

This is a really sad story. Condolence­s to the family.

A 13-year-old Arizona boy was killed in a freak accident after a baseball hit him over the heart as he tried to bunt, officials in his Little League said Friday.

Hayden Walton went for the bunt during a game Tuesday night in the close-knit northern Arizona city of Winslow, said Jamey Jones, a Winslow Little League official.

“He took an inside pitch right in the chest,” Jones said. “After that he took two steps to first base and collapsed.”

He died the next morning at a local hospital.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Stewart, Colbert Show Different Approach To Tucson Shooting

Posted by shadmia on January 12, 2011

Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert truly do give us an alternativ­e point of view. There is no other way to say that what happened in Tucson is nothing but a national tragedy. The approach by both anchors were different but their message was clear. Don’t add to the insanity of one horrible act by implicatin­g the political debate.

See the Jon Stewart show here.    See Steven Colbert here.

Sure the politician­s need to tone down the rhetoric and maybe this will be a wakeup call to do just that, but insanity is insane and therefore not logical, so to apply logic to an illogical situation does not lead to any further understand­ing.

Let us learn from what happened in Tucson and even use this incident to retrospectively take a look at our lives, our actions and our attitudes and make the necessary changes to influence the future, not only our own but also of those around us who are watching and taking cues from what we do or say.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Jared Lee Loughner Identified As Gabrielle Giffords Shooter

Posted by shadmia on January 8, 2011

It really doesn’t matter WHY this Congresswoman (Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz) and so many others were shot, some fatally by 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner. The killer is in custody and hopefully if there were any accomplice­s they will also be caught. It also doesn’t matter what his politics were. He is a killer and if anyone ever deserved the death penalty, it is this man.

What this incident shows is that there are crazy people out there who are capable of doing a great deal of damage. It also shows that the atmosphere created by the political climate is toxic and has the potential to encourage unbalanced people to act in antisocial and unpredicta­ble ways.

People in position of influence need to curtail their message of hate because it is permeating our society. Talk of “death panels” and “baby killers” do nothing to illuminate an issue or resolve a dispute. It can however be used by unstable persons as ammunition for their evil schemes.

We need to bring back civility to a nation deeply divided by partisan politics and maybe we can create an atmosphere of mutual respect even if we disagree with each other.

My best wishes go to all the victims of this horrible crime.


Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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