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  •  it is called empirical treatment (0+ / 0-)

    you treat the symptoms while you look for the underlying cause.  happens all the time and works quite well.

    We are raised to honor all the wrong explorers and discoverers - thieves planting flags, murderers carrying crosses. Let us at last praise the colonizers of dreams. - Peter S. Beagle

    by jk2003 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 07:14:00 AM PST

    •  I'm all for treating symptoms. (0+ / 0-)

      Unilateral disarmament, not so much.

      The working poor haven’t abdicated responsibility for their lives. They’re drowning in it. -Ezra Klein

      by bubbajim on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 09:11:03 AM PST

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      •  only in the US can a discussion (0+ / 0-)

        of controlling assault weapons, limiting huge amounts of ammo and certain calibers of weapons be considered "unilateral disarmament" .
        while i personally would love a country without guns, i realize this is a bridge too far in the US and am willing to work for meaningful changes to gun control laws to control the amount of damage a single person can inflict upon others.

        We are raised to honor all the wrong explorers and discoverers - thieves planting flags, murderers carrying crosses. Let us at last praise the colonizers of dreams. - Peter S. Beagle

        by jk2003 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 10:17:37 AM PST

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        •  I agree with the idea of limiting capacities, (0+ / 0-)

          making conversion to fully auto as difficult as it is illegal, etc.

          But I also agree with diarist. Under Clinton, things were getting so much better in regard to violent crime. The twelve year orgy of hate we've been having has to stop.

          We have to reach out to individuals who are hurting before they hurt themselves and others.

          The working poor haven’t abdicated responsibility for their lives. They’re drowning in it. -Ezra Klein

          by bubbajim on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 12:15:14 PM PST

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