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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:31 AM
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Wanted: A Counselor to Heal this Sick Nation. America is showing definite
signs of Mental Illness.

A large segment thinks "The Iraqi Torture" incident is OK, that somehow, it was justified.

"Angry/War" Presidents are elected by Angry People....bad sign

Accepts Rosy picture of future by President after receiving many hurts in many areas.

A large segment of the population wishes to give this Losing Head Coach(4 seasons) another 4 year contract.

Accepts absence of good policy making/future planning as "Good"

A segment of the People know the President is lying but fantasizes a belief he is telling the truth.

A large segment of the population are susceptible to Group Guilt/Fear reinforced by constant psyop propaganda.

Please add to the list................
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:47 AM
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1. Fisrt we MUST bear witness to what we are doiing
or has been done in our name

Then we have to confront those who are evil.

Every society has them, and ... evil only flourishes where men and women of consience do nothing

Which reminds me, time to write that letter to the paper
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:03 AM
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3. Good people must come together to overcome the evil present
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:09 AM
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2. Opi...
... come, we go drink heavily and contemplate how to create a better world. Fred Harris said, in his 1980 campaign for president, that what this country needed was a reformed drunk running it. I think he was wrong on that point, given that we've had almost four years of the dry drunk in office....

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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:08 AM
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4. How to improve this world, eliminate baby/child abuse
Pregnant women drinking

Mind altering drugs that leave holes in your brain

Sports that damage brains must be examined to find ways to eliminate trauma.

The Prefrontal lobe is where control over emotion takes place.

Our Society shows signs of many having brain damaged

We are an angry society....


We are doomed unless we solve this soon.
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:19 AM
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5. Hmmm.
Only sport damaging brains these days seems to be Texas football and Texas politics. *smile*

There aren't any mind-altering drugs which leave holes in the brain--but, mad cow disease, kuru, does precisely that. One day, it will be known as McDonald's Disease.... (!)

We may be an angry country, but that's environmental--too many chlorinated benzene rings being ingested here, too many indecent attacks on our bodies and our brains for the sake of corporate profit. At least some of the world isn't entirely that way--the sensible part of the civilized world may be our salvation, if we have the courage to listen and admit our mistakes.

Cheers.

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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:50 AM
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6. Ice, crystal meth
leaves holes in the brain, steady long term use.

Bad shit

pot good shit
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:58 AM
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7. Umm...
... won't disagree that it's bad shit. But, I don't find compelling evidence in the literature that meth causes "holes in the brain."

However, the incidence of some neuronal damage is fairly high in people who have been infected with HIV and continue meth use. Quite a few studies support this phenomenon.

There are also many studies indicating that methamphetamines drastically suppress the production of the neurotransmitter dopamine, and yet, the patients in those studies did not exhibit Parkinsonian symptoms, as might have been expected. The upshot of those studies seems to be that the dopamine suppression might be a contributing factor in the addictiveness of the drug.

Holes in the brain, however, seem to be restricted to the action of encephalitic viruses, CJS, prions related to kuru related diseases and Alzheimer's Disease.

Could be wrong--just don't see any definitive studies showing what you suggest.

Cheers.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:02 AM
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8. a giant piece of the American public needs a good ass-kicking
they have lost their way
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:22 AM
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9. A large segment of Americans will believe our interest rates are too low
as Greenspan said today.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:39 AM
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10. But higher interest rates is more costly to us small guys???
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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:43 AM
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11. A large segment of the American population
have no empathy for anyone other than themselves. Almost a form of mass psychosis.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:36 PM
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12. The Freedom of Individualism leads to this condition/ we don't care
for anyone but ourselves..... Losss of the Village mentality where ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE.

Together we stand, divided we fall?
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