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    TAIXING, China - A knife-wielding man attacked a kindergarten class of 4-year-olds in eastern China on Thursday, slashing 28 children in what an expert said was a copycat rampage of two other episodes at Chinese schools in the past month.

    A 47-year-old jobless man, Xu Yuyuan, burst into a classroom at the Zhongxin Kindergarten early Thursday, waving an eight-inch (20-centimeter) knife and stabbing a security guard who tried to stop him, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

    Five students were in critical condition following the attack in Jiangsu province's Taixing city and two teachers and the security guard were injured, said Zhu Guiming, an official with the Taixing propaganda department.

    A series of school attacks in China in recent years have mostly been blamed on people with personal grudges or suffering from mental illness, leading to calls for improved security.

    China's inadequate mental health network has left millions of unstable people without the help they need. Many otherwise healthy Chinese also feel frustrated and powerless because they aren't able to adapt to the constant social upheaval and because they believe the changes favor the corrupt. That kind of anger has occasionally erupted in mass violence and in isolated attacks.

    It is not known why schools are targeted.

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    "In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which in plain terms, is to impoverish the nation and set it together by the ears. A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived."
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    Quote Originally Posted by From the Article
    That attack came on the same day a man was executed for killing eight children last month in stabbings that shocked China.
    Wow, 1 month from conviction to execution! I thought Texas had an express bus to the gas chamber! They've got nothing on China.
    "In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which in plain terms, is to impoverish the nation and set it together by the ears. A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived."
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    I just got done reading the thread about the grandmother-grandson filth, and now this. What is WRONG with people????? :mad:
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    Quote Originally Posted by malloc View Post
    TAIXING, China - A knife-wielding man attacked a kindergarten class of 4-year-olds in eastern China on Thursday, slashing 28 children in what an expert said was a copycat rampage of two other episodes at Chinese schools in the past month.

    A 47-year-old jobless man, Xu Yuyuan, burst into a classroom at the Zhongxin Kindergarten early Thursday, waving an eight-inch (20-centimeter) knife and stabbing a security guard who tried to stop him, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

    Five students were in critical condition following the attack in Jiangsu province's Taixing city and two teachers and the security guard were injured, said Zhu Guiming, an official with the Taixing propaganda department.

    A series of school attacks in China in recent years have mostly been blamed on people with personal grudges or suffering from mental illness, leading to calls for improved security.

    China's inadequate mental health network has left millions of unstable people without the help they need. Many otherwise healthy Chinese also feel frustrated and powerless because they aren't able to adapt to the constant social upheaval and because they believe the changes favor the corrupt. That kind of anger has occasionally erupted in mass violence and in isolated attacks.

    It is not known why schools are targeted.

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    The inevitable follow up article:

    American media outlets immediately placed the blame for the shooting on Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and Tea Partiers, citing an atmosphere of hate and racism across America which crosses the Pacific, causing the Chinese to lash out at their own children in an orgy of anti-immigrant sentiment.

    Speaking from a state of the art hospital facility in Phoenix, AZ, Rev. Al Sharpton stated, "This is the direct result of the racism of these cracker interlopers and their opposition to the reforms of our second black president." Sharpton was recuperating from injuries suffered during a peaceful riot by pro-immigration activists when his hair gel was accidentally set on fire by a molotov cocktail that was being lit behind him.

    Democratic leaders called for a renewal of the Fairness Doctrine as a means of preventing hate speech on AM talk radio reaching susceptible people in China, increased gun control and immediate passage of Cap and Trade legislation in order to demonstrate America's support for the victims of this tragedy.
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