I would also like to point out that while this story is consuming the American news, a busload of Israeli tourists got bombed, and the Israeli government is vowing retaliation, as they are assuming the culprits are Iranian. Meanwhile, Syria, Iran's only real ally, is falling to pieces, and the Russian and Chinese are refusing to let the UN take any measures. So while we concentrate on an understandably horrifying event, World War III is threatening.
But, gee ... don't want to get people frightened, so the media makes a circus event of a local tragedy.
Meanwhile, back in my own small-world, I've just be told that my books will arrive mid-August. Yea.