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Headline: 13 Killed by a shooter in Binghamton, New York.

As the economic downturn gets worse the stress is beginning to show. I know what all of you are thinking. “Beginning to show”, is he out of his mind. The financial markets have been plummeting for more than a year.

The stress I am talking about is of a different kind. It began as an annoyance here and an annoyance there. But over the past couple of months, random acts of violence have been on the rise. Almost on a daily basis you hear of someone who went on a shooting spree. What is even more disturbing about this trend is that most of these cases end up with the killer ending his or her life as well. What does it say about our society when fathers think of turning on their own children?

We always conclude that terrorists become suicidal when they have nothing to lose. When all hope has died and they are singly focused on inflicting pain on the enemy at the cost of their own life. Now if you extrapolate the same to these random in…