Some Amish are scouting out land in Canada. I bet they’ve had it with the U.S. Here are the 10 most populous Amish communities in America.
I was walking to work today and a scene in my Jamaica Plain neighborhood looked like something right out of the Hitchcock flick “The Birds.” Here, I juxtapose my photo (in which the birds begin to amass on the power lines) with two photos from the pop culture hit film. (Click on my photo to enlarge and get a good view of the birds.)
From the New York Times:
It is almost impossible to tell if a person struggling with any mental disorder might ever turn violent; the vast majority never do, even those who make threats and preparations to do so. “Most people who go through these steps never act out in a violent way, never go beyond contemplation of it,” said J. Reid Meloy, a forensic psychologist in San Diego and an editor of the International Handbook of Threat Assessment.
Guess what? Lots and lots of people who have never been diagnosed with a mental illness have used guns to injure and kill other people. We can’t police everyone and their use of guns. The only way forward is to end the use of guns. If we are supposed to be a civilized society we should not need guns for anything.