Monday, September 21, 2015

short-circuiting mass murders?

Lord, spare me the good-heartedness that camouflages so much!
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Can mass killings be predicted and prevented?
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., hopes its new online tool will do just that by making both sophisticated statistical analysis and feedback from experts publicly available for the first time. The goal is to produce early warnings that can help governments, policy makers, advocacy groups and scholars decide where to concentrate their efforts.
Such efforts may be "better than nothing," but the excuse wears thin when people like Karl Rove and Dick Cheney are thrown into the mix. Israel's attention to the Palestinians might be part of the mix as well.

Oh well. I'm old ... and tired of being told that sincerity is a credible substitute for fact.

1 comment:

  1. Credible... i saw this headline today, "Israel struggles to counter new wave of Palestinian rock-throwing attacks in Jerusalem". Swear to god, AP for U.S. News and World Reports.

    And I'm then reminded of this...

    I shrug, wipe the saliva off my ass, and wonder how dumb of complacent we must be.