Blessings to VA Tech

al40

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I would like to send my thoughts and prayers out to any Covers that are VA tech fans or those from Blacksburg VA.

Best Regards,

Al40
 
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Craig H.

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One of the dead students was from a town about an hour from here. A senior, 3 majors, 4.0 GPA. I didn't know him, but what a waste. Its very, very sad.
 

CarolX

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I would like to extend my condolences and deepest sympathy to any Covers that have been affected by this terrible tragedy. My prayers are with those that have suffered losses.
 

Jen Kirley

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I also wish to offer my support to people affected by this tragedy.

When a calamity happened during my Naval service there would be a Stand Down to focus on remedy.

It seems like a good time for us as a society to do a little navel examining and ask ourselves what makes people do these tragic things. Might I suggest viewing Bowling for Columbine. Whatever opinion one has of Michael Moore, I think that movie is profound. I also recommend The Art of Happiness At Work by the Dalai Lama.

While working in the school system I got a close-up look at the stresses people put on each other and the kind of damage that can happen when a person has no defense or support mechanism to help us cope. We don't know much about the gunman, but I can guess a few things.

My boss remarked that as a society we seem to be losing our caring. I think he's on to something. In his book the Dalai Lama mentions the degree to which people (managers for example) should care for others, as in taking on some responsibility for their well being. I referenced that in my paper on following procedures.

In the end we have our own peace to maintain, responsibility to be fair to people near us and our ability to look at matters in the context for improvement.

I hope we can all come away from this with some of these things. :cfingers:
 

Steve Prevette

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I graduated from VT in 1981, in Civil Engineering. Attended many classes in Norris Hall. An absolutely horrible event. But - now the news channels are now all Virginia Tech all the time. What we wouldn't have given as students to have the Today show hosted out of Blacksburg . . .
 

BradM

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My thoughts and prayers are extended also.

You know, sometimes it seems so dark and bleak, seeing the evil in the world. I don't understand how people get in their own little world where they feel they have to kill others and/or themselves. They bring so much hurt and suffering by their actions.

I do and will always believe, though, that the world is basically good. And in great trials and adversity like this, is when we see the true human spirit of love and compassion come beaming out. The storms will rise, and sunlight will again fill our hearts.

In your quiet time, remember all who are affected, as they have to attempt to deal with the sorrow and grief of this event.
 
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wmarhel

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When a calamity happened during my Naval service there would be a Stand Down to focus on remedy.

It seems like a good time for us as a society to do a little navel examining and ask ourselves what makes people do these tragic things. Might I suggest viewing Bowling for Columbine. Whatever opinion one has of Michael Moore, I think that movie is profound.
I agree with you Jennifer that their needs to be an assessment on what happened. VT is a nice campus and the people in that area very pleasent from my experience, it is sad that there nutcases out there who do these things.

I would just otherwise offer a counterpoint (no political rant) regarding the movie "Bowling for Columbine" and that the movie should be viewed only as the filmmaker's opinion and that watchers should seek their own answers. No more being said on the topic.

Wayne
 
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