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The Memory of 2012 Aurora Shooting

Jonathan Blunk, Alexander J. Boik, Jesse Childress, Gordon Cowden, Jessica Ghawi, John Larimer, Matt McQuinn, Micayla Medek, Veronica Moser-Sullivan, Alex Sullivan, Alexander C. Teves, Rebecca Wingo

These short amount of words do not come close to describing the 12 lives lost. I have noted these brief sentences as mnemonic memory phrases unlocking the descriptions of their lives that I have read online.

When I come across this post in retrospect, or find myself in the future remembering this event, the first memory that I will access, the one I am storing in this post, is of the people; life itself is of greater value than any piece of information.

Jonathan Blunk, an aspiring Navy SEAL who shielded his date with his life. Husband and father.

Alexander J. Boik, an aspiring art teacher.

Jesse Childress, an Air Force cyber-systems operator.

Gordon Cowden, a real estate appraiser and father.

Jessica Ghawi, an aspiring sports journalist.

John Larimer, a Navy cryptologic technician.

Matt McQuinn, a free soul, and a hero.

Micayla Medek, college student and packers fan.

Veronica Moser-Sullivan, a 6 year old girl filled with life.

Alex Sullivan, a gentle giant with a love for movies. A loving husband.

Alexander C. Teves, an aspiring psychiatrist.

Rebecca Wingo, an Air Force translator. A mother.

This post is rare, as I generally stay within the technical realm of conversation. Events like this should not happen. From an analytic perspective, I have noticed an increasing trend. If the pattern persists, it can become a threat to our very way of life.

Fear->loss of liberty->ignorance->death

You don’t have to be a programmer to understand the code above.

James Holmes is undoubtedly guilty. How does a newly educated neuroscientist, honors student from U. Cal and 1 grad student of only 6 admitted to U. Col wind up in an insane state of mind? Analyze the environment that grew the monster. Once you find the peculiarities you will realize not only does it take time for a man eating fish to grow, but it is often not adequately prevented and prudence is commonly ignored.

To prevent these events from happening, we must collectively increase our education about the world around us and read between the lines of the newspaper for clues on the conditions that precede chaos.