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Make it stop!
NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | October 3, 2017 | Lily Eskelsen García

Posted on 10/04/2017 5:13:24 PM PDT by mdittmar

Our hearts are broken yet again by the senseless mass killings in community after community by dangerous people with access to dangerous weapons designed to kill as many people as quickly as possible. At this writing, 58 concert goers dead in Las Vegas. Over 500 wounded. Several educators are among the victims.

And millions terrified and in trauma that it could happen again.

There’s much to do, but the first thing is to comfort those who lost their friends and family members. So many want to help, and there is an immediate need of donations of dollars, blood and hugs.

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Donate blood. Now. Call your nearest hospital or Red Cross. Now.
  2. Donate dollars. Our colleagues at the Nevada State Education Association are recommending a GoFundMe set up by Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas. You can donate here
  3. Another trusted option is the National Compassion Fund, which distributes donations directly to victims of mass crimes, and has started a campaign specifically for the Las Vegas shooting.
  4. If you work with students or have children at home, read this important information about how to talk with kids; limiting exposure to media right now; watch for changes in their behavior which might be signs of stress or trauma.
  5. Learn more about the trauma damage that can happen to any of us – adults or children – when exposed to this type of tragedy and what we can do to protect our own mental health:

Our hearts are broken, but we live on dedicated to doing what we can to protect our children and our families and our communities. For now, we send to the victims our prayers and our love.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nea
Well,Here's an old song I like.

Crosby, Stills & Nash (Live) - Teach Your Children

1 posted on 10/04/2017 5:13:24 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar
Are millions really terrified and in trauma that it can happen to them? Really?

This sounds slightly exaggerated.

2 posted on 10/04/2017 5:20:50 PM PDT by bubbacluck (America 180)
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To: bubbacluck

yes they are.


3 posted on 10/04/2017 5:22:30 PM PDT by CJ Wolf (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World)
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To: bubbacluck

lily said there are “dangerous people with access to dangerous weapons”


4 posted on 10/04/2017 5:24:14 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: CJ Wolf

Sadly, they won’t STFU.


5 posted on 10/04/2017 5:25:01 PM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)
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To: mdittmar

They forgot to mention: DISBAND THE DEPARTMENT OF (RE)EDUCATION, THE NEA AND EVERY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE UNION!


6 posted on 10/04/2017 5:27:35 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The way Liberals carry on about Deportation, you would think "Mexico" was Spanish for "Auschwitz".)
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To: mdittmar

Yes, their hearts are so broken, as they attempt to make political hay off a national tragedy One can just picture them rubbing their hands with glee at another crisis opportunity

If only their little hearts were broken over a million abortions a year

What frauds


7 posted on 10/04/2017 5:29:42 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("I am SpartaLee" Hey, NFL, why didn't you any of you bold guys hire Kaepernick? #GoodbyeGoodell)
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To: Kickass Conservative

They will save us;)


8 posted on 10/04/2017 5:29:51 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar
How about this song?

Teach Me Tonight

9 posted on 10/04/2017 5:30:56 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

That’s good music.


10 posted on 10/04/2017 5:36:38 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Yet we aren’t allowed to talk much about the ongoing carnage in places such as Chicago. The vast majority of those killings are black men shooting other black men. Much of it is gang related. Far more are killed in Chicago in a year than died in this Vegas massacre.

But we aren’t allowed to talk about Chicago, presumably because it would be racist to mention.


11 posted on 10/04/2017 5:38:11 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: mdittmar
Baraq Insane was never allowed enough time to bring us to his utopia in only eight short years.......sob, sob, sob , sob




12 posted on 10/04/2017 5:39:54 PM PDT by Cheerio (#44, The unknown President)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
lily backed hillary,it would have been all,
I'd like to teach the world to sing - Live
13 posted on 10/04/2017 5:49:25 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

All we are saying is give peas a chance!


14 posted on 10/04/2017 5:51:35 PM PDT by wetgundog (Mainstream Media, Lying Liars Lying.)
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To: wetgundog

wurled peas!


15 posted on 10/04/2017 5:57:57 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

The only way we can make it stop is by BANNING hotels from having a 32nd floor.


16 posted on 10/04/2017 6:22:35 PM PDT by Colinsky
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To: mdittmar
This chick is anti-gun and anti-freedom. I was going to comment on her site, but figured it would be deleted or not be read. So let me say it here, since there are now so many anti-gun, anti-freedom "FReepers":

We will not disarm.

You cannot force us. You will have to send an army against us, and that didn't work out well for your forebears.

17 posted on 10/04/2017 6:30:50 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Trump won; we got Gorsuch and a bit of the MAGA agenda. But now the Swamp is back in control.)
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To: mdittmar
Several educators are among the victims.

I guess some animals are more equal than others.

18 posted on 10/04/2017 6:36:56 PM PDT by super7man (Madam Defarge, knitting, knitting, always knitting)
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To: backwoods-engineer

She’s silly,and head of the largest union in the U.S.


19 posted on 10/04/2017 6:37:12 PM PDT by mdittmar
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lily said there are “dangerous people with access to dangerous weapons”

It's true! The weapons have scary, military-sounding names like "Ford," "Chevrolet," and "Toyota." They kill thousands!

20 posted on 10/04/2017 7:53:42 PM PDT by TChad
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