[LMB] OT: Children and overkill
stacey at xtra.co.nz
Mon Jan 10 21:50:14 GMT 2011
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From: Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>
On Jan 10, 2011, at 1:06 PM, Stacey Hill wrote:
> And we had mad gunmen going nuts and shooting people back in 1941 here in
> backwater NZ. If you look here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spree_killer -
> there is a flurry of events in the late 80's but the majority are in the last
> years - due to global advertising I wonder?
Our behavior is largely peer driven. We see instances such as the soldiers in
the break up of Yugoslavia committing atrocities. We look for a norm to decide
how to behave. People who are too far away from that norm are called
Well colour me deviant and proud of it! Who wants conform and be boring and
beige? Tho I suppose there is percieved value in mass protective colouration
:) Seriously, you live your life by the dictates of what other people think?
Well I think thats really sad, quite frankly.
And how exactly is atrocities in Yugoslavia likely to be a danger to children in
the surburban US? Or any other country thats not directly next door?
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