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  1. medications probably have part of it, found this article: Fact: A disturbing number of perpetrators of school shootings and similar mass murders in our modern era were either on – or just recently coming off of – psychiatric medications. A few of the most high-profile examples, out of many others, include: Columbine mass-killer Eric Harris was taking Luvox – like Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Effexor and many others, a modern and widely prescribed type of antidepressant drug called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. Harris and fellow student Dylan Klebold went on a hellish school shooting rampage in 1999 during which they killed 12 students and a teacher and wounded 24 others before turning their guns on themselves. Luvox manufacturer Solvay Pharmaceuticals concedes that during short-term controlled clinical trials, 4 percent of children and youth taking Luvox – that’s one in 25 – developed mania, a dangerous and violence-prone mental derangement characterized by extreme excitement and delusion. Patrick Purdy went on a schoolyard shooting rampage in Stockton, California, in 1989, which became the catalyst for the original legislative frenzy to ban “semiautomatic assault weapons” in California and the nation. The 25-year-old Purdy, who murdered five children and wounded 30, had been on Amitriptyline, an antidepressant, as well as the antipsychotic drug Thorazine. Kip Kinkel, 15, murdered his parents in 1998 and the next day went to his school, Thurston High in Springfield, Oregon, and opened fire on his classmates, killing two and wounding 22 others. He had been prescribed both Prozac and Ritalin. In 1988, 31-year-old Laurie Dann went on a shooting rampage in a second-grade classroom in Winnetka, Illinois, killing one child and wounding six. She had been taking the antidepressant Anafranil as well as Lithium, long used to treat mania. In Paducah, Kentucky, in late 1997, 14-year-old Michael Carneal, son of a prominent attorney, traveled to Heath High School and started shooting students in a prayer meeting taking place in the school’s lobby, killing three and leaving another paralyzed. Carneal reportedly was on Ritalin. In 2005, 16-year-old Jeff Weise, living on Minnesota’s Red Lake Indian Reservation, shot and killed nine people and wounded five others before killing himself. Weise had been taking Prozac. In another famous case, 47-year-old Joseph T. Wesbecker, just a month after he began taking Prozac in 1989, shot 20 workers at Standard Gravure Corp. in Louisville, Kentucky, killing nine. Prozac-maker Eli Lilly later settled a lawsuit brought by survivors. Kurt Danysh, 18, shot his own father to death in 1996, a little more than two weeks after starting on Prozac. Danysh’s description of own his mental-emotional state at the time of the murder is chilling: “I didn’t realize I did it until after it was done,” Danysh said. “This might sound weird, but it felt like I had no control of what I was doing, like I was left there just holding a gun.” John Hinckley, age 25, took four Valium two hours before shooting and almost killing President Ronald Reagan in 1981. In the assassination attempt, Hinckley also wounded press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and policeman Thomas Delahanty. Andrea Yates, in one of the most heartrending crimes in modern history, drowned all five of her children – aged 7 years down to 6 months – in a bathtub. Insisting inner voices commanded her to kill her children, she had become increasingly psychotic over the course of several years. At her 2006 murder re-trial (after a 2002 guilty verdict was overturned on appeal), Yates’ longtime friend Debbie Holmes testified: “She asked me if I thought Satan could read her mind and if I believed in demon possession.” And Dr. George Ringholz, after evaluating Yates for two days, recounted an experience she had after the birth of her first child: “What she described was feeling a presence … Satan … telling her to take a knife and stab her son Noah,” Ringholz said, adding that Yates’ delusion at the time of the bathtub murders was not only that she had to kill her children to save them, but that Satan had entered her and that she had to be executed in order to kill Satan.Yates had been taking the antidepressant Effexor. In November 2005, more than four years after Yates drowned her children, Effexor manufacturer Wyeth Pharmaceuticals quietly added “homicidal ideation” to the drug’s list of “rare adverse events.” The Medical Accountability Network, a private nonprofit focused on medical ethics issues, publicly criticized Wyeth, saying Effexor’s “homicidal ideation” risk wasn’t well publicized and that Wyeth failed to send letters to doctors or issue warning labels announcing the change.And what exactly does “rare” mean in the phrase “rare adverse events”? The FDA defines it as occurring in less than one in 1,000 people. But since that same year 19.2 million prescriptions for Effexor were filled in the U.S., statistically that means thousands of Americans might experience “homicidal ideation” – murderous thoughts – as a result of taking just this one brand of antidepressant drug. Effexor is Wyeth’s best-selling drug, by the way, which in one recent year brought in over $3 billion in sales, accounting for almost a fifth of the company’s annual revenues. One more case is instructive, that of 12-year-old Christopher Pittman, who struggled in court to explain why he murdered his grandparents, who had provided the only love and stability he’d ever known in his turbulent life. “When I was lying in my bed that night,” he testified, “I couldn’t sleep because my voice in my head kept echoing through my mind telling me to kill them.” Christopher had been angry with his grandfather, who had disciplined him earlier that day for hurting another student during a fight on the school bus. So later that night, he shot both of his grandparents in the head with a .410 shotgun as they slept and then burned down their South Carolina home, where he had lived with them. “I got up, got the gun, and I went upstairs and I pulled the trigger,” he recalled. “Through the whole thing, it was like watching your favorite TV show. You know what is going to happen, but you can’t do anything to stop it.” Pittman’s lawyers would later argue that the boy had been a victim of “involuntary intoxication,” since his doctors had him taking the antidepressants Paxil and Zoloft just prior to the murders. Paxil-TWPaxil’s known “adverse drug reactions” – according to the drug’s FDA-approved label – include “mania,” “insomnia,” “anxiety,” “agitation,” “confusion,” “amnesia,” “depression,” “paranoid reaction,” “psychosis,” “hostility,” “delirium,” “hallucinations,” “abnormal thinking,” “depersonalization” and “lack of emotion,” among others. The preceding examples are only a few of the best-known offenders who had been taking prescribed psychiatric drugs before committing their violent crimes – there are many others. Whether we like to admit it or not, it is undeniable that when certain people living on the edge of sanity take psychiatric medications, those drugs can – and occasionally do – push them over the edge into violent madness. Remember, every single SSRI antidepressant sold in the United States of America today, no matter what brand or manufacturer, bears a “black box” FDA warning label – the government’s most serious drug warning – of “increased risks of suicidal thinking and behavior, known as suicidality, in young adults ages 18 to 24.” Common sense tells us that where there are suicidal thoughts – especially in a very, very angry person – homicidal thoughts may not be far behind. Indeed, the mass shooters we are describing often take their own lives when the police show up, having planned their suicide ahead of time. Read more at
  2. Mack being that hurt is unfortunate... that OL played the whole season together and to break up that chemistry in the final game will have an impact. especially with Branch playing at the level he has for NE.
  3. rookie MLB for Atlanta. 8-2 tackles/assists, 2 sacks, 2 turnovers and key drive ending play in the 4th. I think they will be using him to blitz up the middle to pressure Brady with some cover of RBs out of the backfield.
  4. Green has been used as a decoy in the past, so I would be highly skeptical for anything better than a 3-30 stat line on a first game back from injury. As it wouldn't be the first time Marvin Lewis thinks he was tricking his opponents by using Green as a decoy. Week 15 is vs Pittsburgh who kept a healthy Green in check week 2. So I would expect the same with a less than 100% Green. Week 16 vs Houston though would make a tough benching if he played in Week 15 and didn't aggravate the injury. In a way that is my bigger concern, say Green is cleared to play and practices all week, then aggravates the injury early in the game and is out. I feel his first game back has the highest chance of aggravating the injury and/or being used as a decoy, which puts too much risk on starting him. If he comes through that first week good, then the next week I'd be putting him back in my lineup. Unless you have no other depth that will have an average floor compared to the risk of a goose egg for Green, then the high ceiling start for Green and just take the risk of starting him then go for it. Probably looking at your opponents possible lineup against will determine if you need to swing for the fences or could play it save to win.
  5. the concept of voter ID is not the issue. how to get your voting ID is the problem of that article you referenced. some of which is unwarranted because some level of accountability is needed from individuals to make sure they are citizens. however, it should be free, and if it was a lot of that article's issues go away. if states require $ to get a voter ID card either directly or by nature of the proof they are requiring to determine citizenship, then we are in agreement. one should not need to jump through hoops to get an official voter ID, but enough proof should be required to confirm the person getting a voter ID is a US citizen. so both the government and individual have to meet halfway and checks would need to be in place so everyone only gets one voter ID. how US citizenship is determined seems to be the core issue
  6. Not sure how anyone can say having a voter ID can disproportionately negatively effect anyone. They would be free and everyone would get one. Pretty simple. Anyone who drives gets a drivers license and no one is up in arms about requiring that. People buying alcohol typically need ID and no one questions that. Having voting rights be on par with those items seems pretty common sense to me.
  7. Not talking "politically correct" <> being racist However, the opposite seems to be the underlying thread nowadays. If Trump said something that wasn't politically correct, boom, he is racist. The word really is being misused and much of it is because the media/entertainment industry is doubling down on bad mouthing Trump. Obama was elected by a lot of whites voting for him. Many switched over and voted for Trump this time over Clinton. How that can be deemed racist is crazy talk. Overall as a country this media and democrat driven divide between whites and blacks can't end well if they continue on with it. Trump said he will be working toward creating living wage jobs and did not specify for just white people. They will be for all ethnic, religious and political Americans. Heck, he hasn't even taken office yet and it's a media shet storm trying to worry about this and worry about that and make accusations everywhere to try and keep everyone divided instead of trying to bring everyone together and give the guy a chance. All the campaigning rhetoric was just that. The Clinton campaign dished out their fair share and in this election Trump did what other republican candidates haven't, in dishing it right back and upping the ante. He fought fire with fire. It turned out a success and now he is moving forward and in speeches so far and moving away from all the campaign rhetoric.
  8. Tesla was definitely on to alternative cheap energy but the government swooped in and buried it because no money+control is possible from it...
  9. I have a feeling this is the week Higbee finds the endzone vs Det. 5 weeks of part time and blocking, he will get a some targets and possible endzone catch. 3-30-1
  10. When the "decoy" game comes up during the fantasy playoffs, it is most definitely frustrating. I agree with the above how the coaching staff over think themselves in Cincy and Dalton doesn't or isn't allowed to stray from that week's game plan when Green is the "decoy" of the week....
  11. a bot does. when an entity is putting in thousands of lineups, it will mix and match many combinations. With QB being a more finite position than the skill players, it is easier to get combinations. Tie that in with looking at it from the salary cap analysis, mixing in a slew of similar lineups, swapping in a number of different low cost high risk/high reward players makes sense. It's only money to throw down a few more thousand entries... for the big spenders, you gotta spend a bunch of $ to make a bunch of money....