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(6,907 posts)
Mon Apr 15, 2013, 08:25 PM Apr 2013

The April thing

I'm so sick of the 3rd week of April terrorism - its like copy cats.

Branch Davidians, Oklahoma city, Columbine, Virginia Tech.

The time is associated with the first shots of revolutionary war (April 19th) and Hitler's birthday (April 20).

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The April thing (Original Post) d_r Apr 2013 OP
April is the cruelest month, elleng Apr 2013 #1
my son was born right after okl bombing. we are like three hours away. you are right. nt seabeyond Apr 2013 #2
Well, the 19th is also Willie Nelson's birthday....... rdharma Apr 2013 #3
birthdays d_r Apr 2013 #7
The Waco siege began in February Morning Dew Apr 2013 #4
No, but maybe the devil did davidn3600 Apr 2013 #5
no d_r Apr 2013 #6


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3. Well, the 19th is also Willie Nelson's birthday.......
Mon Apr 15, 2013, 08:33 PM
Apr 2013

......... and the next day is the 420 celebration. So cheer up, damnit!


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7. birthdays
Mon Apr 15, 2013, 08:39 PM
Apr 2013

I often do a classroom activity to get students thinking about nonverbal communication. I have them line up in order by their birthdays without using words. Its a pretty over used little exercise in thinking about eye contact, gestures, body position etc.

Anyway, a few years ago I had them all lined up and asked them to say their birthdays if they get it right. So there is like 70 college students all lined calling out there birthdays in order. It gets up to this little girl and she looks down and says "September 11."

Everybody in there was like "oh, man, poor girl."

I don't want this to sound selfish or anything, but every year when that girl has her birthday people are thinking about really heavy, sad stuff. That sucks. I felt so bad for her. And we are getting so many more of those days. It sucks.

Morning Dew

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4. The Waco siege began in February
Mon Apr 15, 2013, 08:34 PM
Apr 2013

and ended with the Government assault on April 19th. Can't really say the Davidians planned for that date.

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