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When Science Doesn't Count

canetoad Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 9:53 PM
If our republican friends had not been so opposed to a national health care system for the past two decades, struggling parents would have had the opportunity to get the care their children need. If we are going to start a dialogue about mental illness we need to start with the health care system that has failed us up to this point.
Ann Anon Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 2:06 PM
If Kenedy had not closed all the residential mental health homes in this state and others we would not have the mentally ill living under bridges. There is plenty of blame on both sides of the aisles.
Joseph64 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 4:14 PM
We had a health care system for the mentally disturbed until you libs got all the asylums shut down and the residents released onto our streets. The fault for lunatics walking our streets who should not be is YOUR fault, not ours.
Dan107 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 9:43 AM
You are thinking that an incredibly inefficient government program would have picked up the future behaviours of thee people? Hahahahahahaha!
Canetoad! Ever think of doing stand-up? Hahahahaha!
Joseph64 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 5:39 AM
There is no need for a dialogue. We had a system that worked when we were locking these goons away so they couldn't hurt anyone.
GGatty Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 10:56 PM
If someone proposed individual states funding healthcare systems that actually targeted need, as opposed a federal system being used as a vehicle for unconstitutional federal regulatory actions or a federal system loaded with pork, perhaps conservatives would be more apt to consider the idea.
Dan107 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 9:44 AM
Google Fairfield Hills Hospital and take careful note of its location.

When the press reported that Adam Lanza had Asperger's syndrome (part of the autism spectrum disorders) and other unspecified personality problems, the autism community swung into action in a way that is totally understandable. The Associated Press' headline: “Experts: No Link Between Asperger's, Violence”

The vast majority of autistic people are not violent. Autistics like Temple Grandin, the professor who helped create humane strategies for the meat industry, remind us that many people with high-functioning also go on to live full, rich lives of value to themselves and others.

Grandin also reminded us that, for autistic people, “The principal emotion experienced...