I’ve been reading Metafilter all day to keep up with what has been going on in NYC. I am just sick about this. The loss of all of those people, for no good reason at all.

When we heard that all the planes were being diverted to Canada, I received a phone call from Sean who said that he had heard that one of the highjacked planes was on its way to Toronto. He begged me to leave my office (which is at Yonge and Bloor, smack dab in the middle of the city, but not in the financial / business district). So, after some initial hemming and hawing, I left.

Went home and watched CBC Newsworld, and realized that I was just a little too paranoid after hearing the words “there is no direct threat to Canada.” But a voice in the back of my head keeps saying “not yet anyway”. But I returned to work. It seemed silly to sit at home and stew, but now, back here at work, I’ve done little beyond write this and watch the net and listen to the radio for updates.

This is the start of something horrible that we may not be able to control. At least, not as separate entities. As much as so many countries like to fight with each other, can we not just simply realize that life is finite, and therefore the most precious resource we have. The world, as a whole, needs to get its act together and remember that.

Thou shalt not kill

Thou shalt not kill

Thou shalt not kill

Thou shalt not kill

Thou shalt not kill

How can people even want to kill other people? Especially those who did them no harm? It’s all about the cause, they say, but is the cause worth yours and other people’s lives?

The terrorists in these planes seem to think so.

I’m so afraid that we’re going into World War 3.

I don’t know what to say. So I babble.

Oh, and I just found this link that lets those in NYC and other affected cities let others know that they are okay. Use it if you think it will help. And if you can give blood, please do so.

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