@xaosxaos: My brother, you bring up some good points. Massacres happen all then time in non-American/Western European countries and little is made of it. What makes the lives of the latter less than the lives of the former? TV cameras, celebrities and politicians all wanting face time. Great points!
I don't understand "thoughts going out to the victims" and such. So what, you think about the victims? How much and for how long? And do they care? They are passed on to the next plane after all. I think all that crap is just lip service to make someone feel better about themselves. And celebrities and politicians absolutely use tragedies to garner public support.
So while I hate to see Orlando or the London subway or even 9/11 happen, I personally know no one killed and I'd bet a large amount of money none of them will ever read my comments so I don't see wasting my time saying dishonest tripe like such as, "Thoughts go out to the victims and their families."