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  •  I'm Sure It Was as Far Back as 70's I Read in a (6+ / 0-)

    pop science magazine that the single most common denominator among the prison population was head injury. In a nut shell, we're punishing sick people.

    That was before the war on drug users though.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 08:33:59 PM PDT

    •  Public health as an anti-crime measure (2+ / 0-)
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      We might be able to reduce both shootings and stabbings, without risking Republican victories, by fixing the public health system.

      Anyone considering a dog for personal safety should treat that decision as seriously as they would buying a gun.

      by Dogs are fuzzy on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 08:55:01 PM PDT

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    •  I heard that years ago, too. Long before that, (1+ / 0-)
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      when I was a boy, my mother used to say things like, "You know, daddy hit his head when he was a boy and I think it affected him all his life." My mother seemed to know this intuitively somehow, when she tried to explain some of his erratic behavior. (Very kindly, considering what she went through with him.)

      Seems that my dad, when he was about fourteen, fell through a skylight and hit his head on a large pipe on the way down. That's one hell of a trauma. For years he carried a prominent large scar on his forehead.

      "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

      by Wildthumb on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 09:47:17 PM PDT

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