People had mentioned on the Amy W. thread that they felt the news programs were giving insufficient coverage of the Norway tragedy. Please feel free to discuss this sad event here if you feel the need to discuss it. I've been reading about it, but the authorities still don't seem to have a clear picture of the shooter's reasons. My impression has always been that the scandinavian countries seem much more actively involved in making sure mentally ill people get treatment and stick with it, than in the USA. So I tend to think that it is less likely that he was an obviously ill person who was not treated. He seems to have escaped notice til now, except for some arrests for minor offenses. He is known to have some right-wing sentiments and the group he sympathized with perpetrated some other killings in the 1990's. All in all, this sort of violence with this number of victems is horrifying in any country. But I believe that in a country like Norway, it is simply unheard of. It's hard for me to imagine such a thing happening in that place. It seems so blessed with natural beauty and good people. Sending healing prayers and hopes of recovery and peace to all those affected in Norway.