Irony of the week for 6/11/12

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Hitchhiker Writing 'Kindness' Book Shot in Montana By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSPublished: June 11, 2012 at 11:12 AM ET

GLASGOW, Mont. (AP) — A West Virginia man who is hitchhiking across the country and writing a memoir called "The Kindness of America" was injured in a random, drive-by shooting in northeastern Montana, according to authorities. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/06/11/us/ap-us-hitchhiker-shooting.html?_r=1&ref=news

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