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    steps that could be taken to try to limit school violence, like limiting entry, developing an explicit disaster plan that includes strategies to lock down schools and pursuing close ties with the local police.
    While we seemingly have no choice but to keep extending the security reach into our lives (inspections at airports, metal detectors at government buildings, camera controlled entry at schools, surveillance cameras in malls (both shopping and town ...), ...), this is a form of admitting defeat and putting (significant) resources (cash, friction in people's lives, etc) into addressing symptoms rather than solutions.

    We see this in crime: harsher judicial system to send people to private prison systems.

    We see this in health care: significant resources on treating diseases w/out the public policy to reduce onset (want to talk seriously about corn syrup's contribution to diabetes? how about coal plants and asthma?).

    We see this in ... energy (climate disruption costs), land-use (Federal flood insurance for beach properties), financial (bailout banks rather than regulate effectively), and so many other arenas -- including gun control policy.

    As a society, we are increasingly unwilling to address causes even as we see increasing bills in dealing with symptoms.

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    by A Siegel on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 08:52:13 AM PST

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