Sometimes it takes "bad news" to awaken a sleeping, quiet, dying message board!
I am a subscriber to TIME magazine; seems they missed most of the story of the Connecticut murderous rampage with their publication timetable. What a miscarriage of journalism by one of the very few remaining print weekly magazines of major national distribution!
Just doing my Saturday night stimulative activity. No offense to your pleasant holiday mindset which may be able to blank out the realities of the world in order to celebrate the sublime season in the bliss of happiness. Enjoy it. If TIME can miss or overlook a major tragedy, you are entitled to rest secure in a blanket of reassurance that all is well in the world. We may be going over the cliff with rising tax rates on Wednesday next. All IMHO.