James von Brunn has been identified as the shooter at the Holocaust Museum earlier today. A guard has been killed. Von Brunn has been described as "a white supremacist and Holocaust denier" with a history of violent behaviour, prison time and unexploded anger. Expect the usual pleas to blanketly curb word, thought or deed whenever things like this, this, this or this occur. Now is not a time to rationally point out existing laws or customs. Dammit! People's lives are at at stake!
I am not trying to make light of violence, only the reactions to them (in case someone was confused).
Freezing the money generated in Room 39 (North Korea's secret monetary chest) could hurt North Korea, some experts say. Making China accountable for aiding North Korea would be even more effective. We could stop trading with them, for starters. We can demand transparency from Chinese banks which hold North Korean funds. This would not end up being a dangerous trend as North Korea is a rogue state which uses its funds for things like weapons and drugs. Surely China wants to help.
The fate of some North Korean children.
Every single story I hear about North Korea is heart-breaking.
More then 20,000 came to see the much-maligned governor of Alaska raise money for a museum, celebrate Founder's Day and drum up support for special-needs individuals. She also went to see a baseball game with her fourteen year old daughter. The aforementioned fourteen year old girl was subject to some leering dirty old man's unfunny attempt at gutter "humour".
In case we forgot what bad taste looks like.