December 29th, 2004

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The tsunami horror

There is a saying in military circles: amateurs talk tactics; professionals talk logistics. Forensic circles see similar stuff, sometimes. Amateurs often talk emotions. Lots of people ask how forensics people feel about their job, or about particularly gruesome stuff of one type or other. If it bothers you. The short answer is, "not all that often." Forensoids tend to be problem-oriented. Somebody has to deal with the bad stuff, and if you're a forensoid in that position that somebody's you, so you've got to figure out how to do it. Hence, logistics.

I can't even begin to imagine the logistics of this:
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