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newyorker:

John Cassidy on why Obama shouldn’t write James Holmes out of history: http://nyr.kr/QtuGXj

The demonization of crazed shooters can serve a political purpose: personalizing the debate engages the public and enables politicians to face down the gun lobby. In Britain, the name Michael Ryan—he shot sixteen people in 1987—is associated with a ban on semi-automatic weapons. In Canada, the name Marc Lépine—he shot fourteen women in 1989—is tied to gun laws that required gun owners to undergo a thorough background check, register their weapons, and take a course in firearms safety.

… As long as his name and his heinous acts live on in the public consciousness, there may be some chance of reform.

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hitrecordjoe:

LADIES & GENTLEMEN, WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE WE ARE MAILING $40k IN CHECKS TO OUR CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS ALL OVER THE GLOBE! :oD

We’re sending out a total of $40,085.00 in checks to the 261 contributing artists whose work is included in the “Inception” Dream Doc, Spring Collection 2011, & College Tour 2010.

My sincerest apologies on getting this round of checks out to you guys so late. Our production company has grown much faster than we had anticipated:  more artists, more productions and more profit.  As a result, we way fell behind on paying our contributing artists. But, we’ve created a new automated system and are catching up! 

I want to say THANK YOU to all of you that have contributed to these art projects. I have a lot of fun doing this work with you guys!

Thanks Again!

J