Why is it that when you live overseas, as an American.. you often hear these words: "Why is it in America, you people ALWAYS...... (insert some tacky tag line here)?"
The day the media told us about another gun shooting in the USA:
"Why is it in America, you people ALWAYS carry guns to school and want to kill people?"
"Why is it in America, you people ALWAYS think the best way to solve things is to shoot?"
The day the media had its anniversary special on 9/11:
"Why is it in America, you people ALWAYS think of only yourselves?"
etc, etc, etc... get my point?
Anytime there is a shooting in a school in the USA, the media (which by the way... Mr Packer, who lives in Florida and owns a large chunk of media in the USA and AUS) floods the tv, papers, internet and so forth with the news...
BUT WHEN A GUY IN FINLAND http://www.newsweek.com/id/160420 posts a video on a popular video sharing site, gets questioned by police and LET GO due to "lack of evidence" and then goes and KILLS 10 people and BURNS the bodies... not a word is mentioned here except for a snippet on the morning news.
Shits me. Is it not one and the same? Is not human life the same no matter where you are?