Saturday, January 24, 2009

Nasty News

I was disturbed to read online the story about a student at Virginia Tech who was found beheaded by another student. Apparently it happened in a public cafe and with an ordinary kitchen knife in front of several witnesses. To my surprise, I saw the news item on Fox news (because they're not biased there...*LOL*) website. I stumbled up on that story after my bff Eugene told me about another disgusting story where a man abandoned 300 rats (story I found since then reduced number to 280 rats) on the side of the road. They were trapped in fish tanks for several days and apparently it became a game of survival of the fittest when the rats started eating each other in desperation.

But back to the Virginia Tech beheading. The university unfortunately was also the sight of a major massacre that occured in April 2007 where over 32 people lost their lives needlessly.

Eugene, himself having a brief tenure at Virgina Tech before moving to Los Angeles, hadn't heard about the news. He was wondering why none of the major networks haven't announced it on any of their news programs. He basically theorized that the news media was basically protecting Virginia Tech's reputation by not sharing the story.

Virginia Tech was very much heavily scrutinized during the massacre shooting. Another major story of a killing would likely cripple it further. But what Eugene couldn't figure out was if the coverup is a mutual thing between V-Tech and the networks or if V-Tech made some kind of arrangement to keep the story out and the media agreed.

Guess we'll never know.

P.S. Midas and I are just enjoying each other and taking things slow. I don't necessarily want to jump quickly into another relationship and I don't get the impression he does either. I'm not sure if it'll go there, though he would definitely be a good catch if it happens.

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Blogger BPS 3.0 : Dallas said...

What is wrong with people? I swear I just want to stay indoors and watch movies. Or I need to get a gun permit and wreck shop. It's just scary to think that my niece could one day go to college and end up someone's victim. I never had the fear of being killed in college so I can't put my psyche around this.

2:19 AM, January 25, 2009  
Blogger Ladynay said...

I read about the VA Tech thing on MSN I think. Very sad. She wasn't here in the US very long and dude was listed as one of her emergency contacts *sigh*

Why when I read about Midas I was like "is that Rocks new nickname?" LOL Had to scan back a few posts!

Here's to a new year!

10:13 AM, January 25, 2009  
Blogger life said...

WOW...this is why I don't watch the news often. IT'S DEPRESSING

12:48 PM, January 30, 2009  

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