My crazy ex posted on Facebook that he didn't think people in the US should be flying flags at half-mast because "that should be reserved for the military". Well I don't agree. If someone wants to show respect for those that were injured or lost their lives to some lunatic by flying the flag at half-mast that is their right, and if that gives a small iota of comfort to those left behind then surely it shouldn't be for my ex to criticize. It's easy to be an armchair pundit of course!
So to those caught up in the slaughter and mayhem - wherever in the world that may be - you have my condolences. Words can't make anything better but know only that some of us care!