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  •  As compared with this ridiculous diary, you mean? (1+ / 0-)
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    The basic premise herein is that we are all just a nudge away from insanity and murderous behavior. Ten years of martial arts training, including training in knife fighting, means that if I lose my mind somebody had better have removed all the paring knives in the house.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 05:48:01 PM PST

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    •  So Meteor you disagree (0+ / 0-)

      You disagree with the mountain of psych and medical research showing that it doesn't really take much sometimes to cause the human mind to snap. And that when that does happen it is possible the person acts totally out of character, possibly with lethal results?

      Or similar research carried out by the FBI and universities like Harvard?

      And you presumably thus disagree that the defense in both US and UK courts of "temporary insanity" has any standing. One that has been judicially accepted for over 100 years?

      You also seem to disagree with the large segment of the US gun death stats each year - that 30,000 per year across all categories - that involve suicide and murder/suicide....y know like that football player who went batshit and shot his girlfriend then himself.

      Or has your vaunted martial arts training turned you into some sort of mental ubermensch, invulnerable to all outside duress, stress, and influence? Are you asserting that people with martial arts training never go batshit crazy and harm others?

      Simply saying you disagree with the logic chain does not address the assertion. The ball is still with you sir.

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