Thursday, June 15, 2017
Woke up to a 27 story housing project in London burning. It was constructed of charcoal, stuffed with newspaper and coated with accelerant.. It did not have sprinklers, working fire alarms or more than a single passable means of escape in an emergency. It may still be burning, it was at 6pm EST. At last count it was 12 dead - a genuine miracle if it stays there, there was 400-600 in the building. The Fire Departments got there very quickly and successfully evacuated many, many people but they are not magic and the fire was faster and the building was built to burn. Lord have mercy on their souls.
Sometimes those girls and women who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory died in vain.
Later, a wackjob shot some Republicans and after than someone shot up a UPS office and then something after that too and then there was something at Travis Air Force Base .I am officially suffering from compassion fatigue. I no longer feel bad when adults get shot at work. We as a country don't care and I can't care anymore.
I watched a mandatory video on Active Shooter preparedness at work. The take away? Call for help, get out of the building if possible, if not, turn off the light, close the door, lock yourself in, barricade the door if possible, be quite, carry your cell with all the time.