The 07/14/13 Joy Jar

14 Jul

This is one of those events that seats the national consciousness. The event is the verdict in the Travon Martin case. For some folk the emotion is all that matters. The murder was tragic for a life cut much too short and the loss felt by the family. Still, the murder rate in Chicago continues to build. See, Tracking homicides in Chicago
20 homicides in first week of July
By Tracy Swartz posted July 10, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Here is a list of the Chicago dead:

Victims
July 10
– Marlon Young, a 39 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in Auburn Gresham.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 8
– Marquise Chandler, a 20 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in West Garfield Park.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 8
– Georgina Randell, a 30 year old black female, caused by a gunshot in North Lawndale.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 8
– Ed Cooper, a 15 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in Humboldt Park.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 7
– Ramone Godfrey, a 19 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in New City.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 6
– Terry Patterson, a 48 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in East Garfield Park.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 6
– Patricia Martin, a 40 year old black female, caused by a assault in Roseland.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 6
– Jerimiah Milsap, a 24 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in Near West Side.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 5
– Shavonte Howard, a 20 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in Gage Park.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 5
– Aurelia Wilborn, a 64 year old unknown female, caused by a stabbing in Roseland.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 5
– Elliott Frazier, a 26 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in Rogers Park.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 4
– Marlon Obanner, a 31 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in West Englewood.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 4
– Steve Mabins, a 21 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in East Garfield Park.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 4
– Theodis Young, a 36 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in Greater Grand Crossing.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 3
– Ernest McMullen, a 26 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in Woodlawn.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 3
– Rayford Brown, a 24 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in South Shore.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 3
– William Jones, a 26 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in Auburn Gresham.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 3
– Damani Henard, a 14 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in Austin.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 2
– Ashley Hardmon, a 19 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in Austin.
> Read more about this homicide.
July 2
– Terrence Graves, a 23 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in Washington Heights.
> Read more about this homicide.
http://homicides.redeyechicago.com/

Moi appreciates those commentators, who at times of national tragedy urge rational thinking and rational action. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is rational thought.

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
Oscar Wilde

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
Bertrand Russell

When men sow the wind it is rational to expect that they will reap the whirlwind.
Frederick Douglass

If we did not have rational souls, we would not be able to believe.
Saint Augustine

I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.
Thomas Aquinas

Be able to defend your arguments in a rational way. Otherwise, all you have is an opinion.
Marilyn vos Savant

Illogical thinkers throw names and slurs around because they have no arguments with which to rebut their opponents. Rational people have to keep hammering their points home.
Benjamin Carson

Rational behavior requires theory. Reactive behavior requires only reflex action.
W. Edwards Deming

“Feelings should never supersede rational thought… so, if you feel that you’ve got the answer, you should think some more.”
Julie Ann Elliott-Morton

Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world.
Albert Ellis

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