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Dealing with our tragedies

July 29, 2012
Miles Tufts, Marshalltown , Times-Republican

Could the media please give us a break with endless grisly accounts of the Aurora killings? I understand it was a tragedy, and our sympathies lie with the 70 innocent victims. But, we also need to appreciate that 86 Americans are killed by firearms every day, and nearly 4,000 are

killed prematurely by chronic diseases linked with consumption of animal products and lack of exercise (www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_04.pdf).

So, let's replace the vacuous hand-wringing over the Aurora tragedy with constructive personal steps to lessen the greater tragedies facing us every day.

 
 

 

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