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  •  hmm... (1+ / 0-)
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    figuring out what causes a deranged killer to focus their rage on a particular individual is hopelessly cloudy:

    The caller, who left his name, was interrogated by police and apologized, saying he had become angry after listening to a KSFO talk program.

    the cause is clear here.

    "It's entertainment until somebody is attacked," Spocko said.

    by suskind on Tue Jan 16, 2007 at 03:52:55 PM PST

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    •  The fact that he says so doesn't make it true. (0+ / 0-)

      When a Presidential assassin says that he believed that the President was really a vampire having just read an Anne Rice book, or an alien, having just seen Men in Black, we would not generally say that the Anne Rice book or the Men in Black movie was the cause of the attack.

      When someone is a deranged drunk with an anger problem, being a deranged drunk with an anger problem (which is a problem that may have very complex sources), is a more important cause the excuse he seized upon and blamed when confronted.

      "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities" -- Voltaire

      by ohwilleke on Wed Jan 17, 2007 at 09:29:27 AM PST

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