During fire season, wardens adjust danger warning signs – extremely high to extremely low – posting magnitude of risk. Tells us we can start campfires, or not, to worry, or not. Forest fire risk doesn’t prevent us visiting forests, or camping. Clarifies level of risk, warns us to be careful …
In wake of terrorist acts – more threats in Paris, more bluster in Washington, and Moscow, actions in Syria, retaliation promises – bombings for bombings, threats for threats. Warnings more bombs may go off, extremist forces will do more harm seems sadly to be a new norm.
More akin to 9/11 than Y2K, danger is real.
Where are the answers?
I mean correct answers …
Where do you look for answers?
Politicians seek their answers in politics. Religious folk, normal ones and zealous ones, seek answers in religion. Non-religious folk seek answers in knowledge, in facts. Philosophers look to philosophy. Media-types seek answers in NEWS, in headlines hype. History buffs seek answers in history. I have no idea where Vegas bookies look.
What is their cause, this scourge called ISIS or ISIL, and why are we all learning to spell caliphate correctly? How grave is their danger?
morning walk: 0C/32F, return to traction, sidewalks bare again for a while; calm, overcast sky can’t decide whether to rain or snow; our silent early morning was interrupted by only car lurching out of an alley …
Hi Mark, I think everyone else in the world is thinking the same thing – Why? Makes no sense and can’t help but wonder as well, how are we able to do some truly astonishing things (the Mars example) and yet be so helpless in trying to find an end to the constant violence, fear of violence, looking over our shoulders, and questioning the eyes of strangers as we look at them with questions (especially when things like this happen). When all is going good and quiet, there is a definite difference in what you see in the eyes of strangers – often goodness, with small smiles of “hello” or nods of greetings. Just the way that I believe the majority of the world would like to have it… Stay well, CP, Westlock, AB