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  •  Probably very few (0+ / 0-)

    And the other thing is that there are some people who are just pure sociopaths. They have no regard for others or their rights.

    •  you realize the demographic of "sociopaths" (4+ / 0-)
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      does not remotely rationalize the fact that the US incarcerates more of its citizens than any other nation in the world?  

      We surpassed the "education camps" of Communist China and the gulags of the Soviet Union long ago.

      I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. --Emma Goldman

      by bronte17 on Wed May 18, 2011 at 11:20:33 AM PDT

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    •  A great many sociopaths... (1+ / 0-)
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      ... find their way into positions of power.  You do realize that, right?

      You're as likely to find a sociopath or two in a corporate boardroom as in a prison yard.

      When the power of love overcomes the love of power, there will be peace. - Jimi Hendrix

      by CharlieHipHop on Wed May 18, 2011 at 01:34:44 PM PDT

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    •  Sociopaths are estimated to constitute only 20% (1+ / 0-)
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      of the prison population. That's far, far lower than the stats on the mentally ill. And you're derailing, which is just phenomenally insensitive and assholish. I'm so glad you don't have to worry about being imprisoned because you aren't severely mentally ill, but there's a limit to how aggressively you need to flaunt your privilege.

      Thanks for not caring! Which is: a trait of a sociopath, I hear!

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