The Hysteria Industry

The Hysteria Industry

There are 7 comments on the Conway Daily Sun story from May 9, 2011, titled The Hysteria Industry. In it, Conway Daily Sun reports that:

My aversion to Tele-Talk prevented me from responding through that medium when, on April 30, readers of this paper were asked whether they felt less safe after "the events of this past week." The week in question had included the armed robbery of a local restaurant and the disappearance of a Maine woman whose body was later found at Mount Cranmore.

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#1 May 10, 2011
Brilliant article. So many people think that life is supposed to be safe. That the police can protect you. And that an overreaction to a problem, and the loss of your freedoms, or the invasion of police is the answer when clearly that overreaction has never helped one person, or even solved the crime after the fact. No one can prevent you from being harmed except maybe yourself. Don't do stupid things, or get yourself into bad situations and that will often prevent something bad from happening 95% of the time. For those times when bad things do occur. The police acting appropriately, within the law, is the best action. Be prepared to protect yourself if things go wrong, the police will usually get there in time to collect you up in a body bag. Not prevent your death. In the Army we called it situational awareness. Keep your eyes open, head on a swivel. Watch how situations unfold. That can go a very long way to keeping you out of trouble. Learn from others mistakes. I.E. Don't drink and drive. Don't get into unknown persons vehicles. Any drug and alcohol effects the body and can muddy the thinking and reactions and make you vulnerable. Getting involved with others who sell/buy/use illegal drugs may not have your best interest at heart and may cause you harm directly or indirectly. Similarly being involved with theft, prostitution and other illicit activities will likely put you at risk because of the people you are hanging around with. These are just some of the simple things you can do to prevent yourself from getting into situations that may be more than you can handle. Remember, the police rarely stop crime, they usually arrive after the damage has been done. You are your own best protector.

Bill
sophie bean

Bar Harbor, ME

#2 May 18, 2011
"anything bad that ever happens to anyone is simply their own damn fault"

Right, somehow we picked up on this from you, Bill aka WTF, quite a long time ago.

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#3 May 18, 2011
Still making up quotes Sophie. If you read what I have written it is very simple. Your safety is your responsibility. To put it into other peoples hands is a foolish mistake. And with those words there are many things you can do to avoid situations that might get you into trouble. Don't go to drug dens or take rides with strangers, make your living as a prostitute, work in a crime related activity etc. You will find those people are generally the ones that find themselves in trouble. Avoiding those situations will go a long way to allowing one to live a full and happy life.

If you do want to do those marginal activities or if you think you might find yourself in a situation where you might be threatened, it would behoove you to know how to defend yourself because it is not uncommon that the situation can get very ugly long before the police get there.

So as a recap. Stay out of bad situations or situations that to any reasonable person you can see could become bad. If through no fault of your own you find yourself in a bad situation be prepared to take whatever steps you may need to defend yourself. That preparation should have started long before (years) you find yourself in trouble.

Very simply put "you are the best defender of you".

Bill
sophie bean

Westbrook, ME

#4 May 23, 2011
Right, whatever.
However, for a very long time (and actually quite recently), I've been hearing "oh, it isn't a MURDER -it's 'JUST' a missing persons case, it's 'JUST' an unattended death, it's 'JUST' someone who wandered off" because, naturally, murder doesn't happen in a nice place like this. Murder happens in every sort of "nice place" and the only way to get murdered is not by being, in WTF's opinion, imprudent. I continue to insist that even the "imprudent" (definition subjective, eh?) do not DESERVE to be murdered and are not INVITING murder.

I believe it's called "blaming the victim" and it is beyond disgusting.

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#5 May 23, 2011
Not even worth discussing with you the nuances you are incapable of understanding.

Also how can you be hearing something for a very long time and also actually quite recently? Doesn't make sense to me, but much of what you write doesn't make sense.

Bill
sophie bean

Bar Harbor, ME

#6 May 24, 2011
Your response speaks for itself of your patent lack of comprehension of even simple concepts. I'm glad, however, that you are not "discussing" if you had ever been, which is an absurd "inaccuracy."

Your vicious reaction to Ms. Dittmeyer's murder is indefensible, period.

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#7 May 24, 2011
sophie bean wrote:
Your response speaks for itself of your patent lack of comprehension of even simple concepts. I'm glad, however, that you are not "discussing" if you had ever been, which is an absurd "inaccuracy."
Your vicious reaction to Ms. Dittmeyer's murder is indefensible, period.
You are an odd duck Sophie. My mother always told me, "to always were clean underwear in case I got hit by a bus, and never argue with crazy people."

I believe others with perspective and intelligence can read and understand what I have written.

I am not discussing this anymore with you for the above mentioned reasons, in particular my mommy's warning about crazy people. I will of course, discuss this subject with calm, rational people.

Bill

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