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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:46 PM
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50. US and states have not been providing mental health assistance.
Prisons have become the asylums.
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  -State: Mom who shot kids, self denied food stamps Vehl  Dec-06-11 11:59 PM   #0 
  - But we have more than ample resources for bank bailouts and endless wars!  Citizen Worker   Dec-07-11 12:10 AM   #1 
  - Headline almost makes it sound like she's the victim  RZM   Dec-07-11 12:14 AM   #2 
  - Dear RMZ, she and her poor children ARE victims.  Mojeoux   Dec-07-11 12:23 AM   #3 
  - Wrong  RZM   Dec-07-11 12:59 AM   #6 
  - Your "compassion" and defense of the bureaucracy is so.....  hlthe2b   Dec-07-11 04:50 AM   #34 
     - What a telling post you wrote there  RZM   Dec-07-11 10:48 AM   #44 
        - No thank you... Your views are quite telling and distressful...  hlthe2b   Dec-07-11 11:55 AM   #47 
           - Right, I get it  RZM   Dec-07-11 12:26 PM   #48 
  - US and states have not been providing mental health assistance.  Mimosa   Dec-07-11 05:46 PM   #50 
  - Filling out paperwork seem easy to you? It isn't to me.  aquart   Dec-07-11 12:37 AM   #4 
  - Where did I say anything about people deserving to suffer?  RZM   Dec-07-11 01:00 AM   #7 
  - Paperwork is difficult by design. The goal of U.S. social services is not to provide  Luminous Animal   Dec-07-11 01:04 AM   #9 
     - It's to make people give up and shoot themselves. Seriously.  WildNovember   Dec-07-11 01:05 AM   #10 
     - Agreed, although not by those bureaucrats, until their jobs are threatened, too. Right now, though,  freshwest   Dec-07-11 03:21 AM   #33 
     - 18 page application  KT2000   Dec-07-11 02:23 AM   #29 
  - She was a victim  WolverineDG   Dec-07-11 05:25 AM   #37 
     - No I don't  RZM   Dec-07-11 10:55 AM   #45 
  - She obviously had other major mental issues going on -  lynne   Dec-07-11 12:51 AM   #5 
  - The irrational response is from the state which purposefully make the paperwork difficult  Luminous Animal   Dec-07-11 01:01 AM   #8 
  - So do the people who make applications for food stamps 18 pages long.  WildNovember   Dec-07-11 01:10 AM   #11 
  - You know what. I agree that long applications suck  RZM   Dec-07-11 01:22 AM   #12 
     - I'm not excusing anything. I'm saying that the people who run the world have serious mental issues.  WildNovember   Dec-07-11 01:24 AM   #13 
     - Oh but you are making excuses  RZM   Dec-07-11 01:29 AM   #14 
        - Yes. I discount the prospect of "mental illness". Because that's the usual  WildNovember   Dec-07-11 01:40 AM   #17 
           - And how do you know that the welfare office was this woman's only breaking point?  RZM   Dec-07-11 01:51 AM   #20 
              - I don't know. Anymore than you know she was "mentally ill". You actually know NOTHING  WildNovember   Dec-07-11 01:54 AM   #21 
                 - That's not what I said  RZM   Dec-07-11 01:56 AM   #22 
                    - But she didn't shoot them at home. Why do you insist I imagine counter-factuals?  WildNovember   Dec-07-11 01:58 AM   #23 
                       - Exactly  RZM   Dec-07-11 02:03 AM   #24 
                          - I don't want anything you attribute to me. What I want is for people to stop labelling everyone  WildNovember   Dec-07-11 02:06 AM   #25 
                             - I said 'system' not 'office'  RZM   Dec-07-11 02:15 AM   #26 
                                - "A Texas woman who for months was unable to qualify for food stamps"  WildNovember   Dec-07-11 02:17 AM   #27 
     - I hate when kids are killed too. She needed HELP!  Mojeoux   Dec-07-11 01:33 AM   #15 
        - You're right, there is money for the poor  RZM   Dec-07-11 01:36 AM   #16 
        - There wasn't any for her. She didn't fill out the forms correctly.  WildNovember   Dec-07-11 01:42 AM   #18 
           - Government forms are difficult to understand and fill out even for educated people.  Mimosa   Dec-07-11 05:49 PM   #51 
        - The only reason you say she's crazy is because she killed her kids.  WildNovember   Dec-07-11 01:44 AM   #19 
           - There is data regarding this kind of murder suicide.  Mojeoux   Dec-07-11 02:29 AM   #30 
              - Is it so crazy to think if you kill yourself your kids will have an even shittier life?  WildNovember   Dec-07-11 02:42 AM   #31 
                 - This is what the women in my counseling group said.  Mojeoux   Dec-07-11 05:43 PM   #49 
  - Built up stress, anxiety and apprehension due to an inability...  LanternWaste   Dec-07-11 11:10 AM   #46 
  - Sad, Than we have the reference to a 'welfare queen' story.  999998th word   Dec-07-11 02:19 AM   #28 
  - I noted that. We're drowning in an ocean of RW memes. Repeat the lie until it becomes truth.  freshwest   Dec-07-11 03:03 AM   #32 
  - I live in Laredo & had to drive by that office twice on Monday evening  WolverineDG   Dec-07-11 05:24 AM   #35 
  - She applied for benefits in July and had last been in contact with the office in November,  WildNovember   Dec-07-11 05:28 AM   #39 
     - State-run office  WolverineDG   Dec-07-11 05:42 AM   #40 
        - Interesting to hear that part of the story. So tired of the pretense that these kind of things  WildNovember   Dec-07-11 05:54 AM   #41 
           - Oh yeah  WolverineDG   Dec-07-11 06:04 AM   #42 
  - Wow, she must have been unimaginably desperate, alone  eilen   Dec-07-11 05:24 AM   #36 
  - There's a lot we don't know because the English station is siding with the State  WolverineDG   Dec-07-11 05:27 AM   #38 
  - k&r for exposure. This is significant. n/t  Laelth   Dec-07-11 10:36 AM   #43 

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