I am not offended. I'm just surprised at how many times I've heard someone say the same thing lately..like, what's the big deal.. And you are correct, we are probably all a sorry lot, eating this stuff up. Regarding the mudslide, I am equally 'taken' by this event. For this event, I can actually do something to help in some way. Which means naught to anyone but me. Both stories are unfathomable to me. And folks are tired of hearing about it. I get it. A month ago.. Maybe I need to find another story to read! Cheers.