Those damn hippies at Cornell disagree:
Sanity is defined as being of a sound and rational mind capable of sound and rational decisions. Shooting children at an elementary school is not sane. Mental illness matters. And whatever happened the days and weeks before the shooting matter. And the car he drove, the guns he used, and the bullets matter. Each of these, and a near infinite number of other things leading up to the shooting, contributed to the moment when those twenty eight people were killed. Fixing any one of them isn't the solution, but understanding as much as we can about each of them is a step in the right direction. When you declare the "ah hah!" that you know what happened and why, and it's so simple as to be "Guns did it!" or "Aspergers did it!" You shut down the true discussion that leads to solutions.
So in the Hamilton County School System, if a kid posts a naked picture on a website no one visits, that's a felony charge. But if a group of boys holds another boy down and beats him with a belt it's not even a criminal matter...sounds right.
Astropig: the $13b ally got from the government for acquiring GMAC wasn't a bailout?
Did they call him nice? Nifty? Neglectful? Neighborly? Which N word did they use?
Let's say you had the fastest internet in the country...let's say you had a semi-private utility providing that internet with a vested interest in being the named sponsor of said city's technology portal...seems like you could have the entire thing paid for and developed by private companies without a dime from tax payers. If it's really going to drive in the dollars the council members say, large local businesses benefit from every person who moves to the city. Wal-Mart, Bi-Lo, EPB. You could even have a bidding war between EPB and Comcast on who is willing to pay the most to get top billing.
@cbtole if it takes burning in hell to not spend eternity in the same place you end up, let me make my reservation now.
That's just stupid. The entire premise of this article is garbage. As a dropout statistic who was better off for it, can I have my taxes from last year back?
Good thing these rampant gangs don't have a 21 year old they can bring to the park with them...I can't see a single loophole here. Will there be a bouncer at the entrances checking ID's? How much identification am I going to be required to bring to the park with me? Is my license enough or do I also need a passport? How will this interact with immigration enforcement if someone doesn't have the proper paperwork to enter the park?
Someone forgot to give Dr. Weaver the secret book of Dr. rules. He sits down and talks with his patients (After my wife went, she sent my sister, my mom, and me), offers both medical advice and alternative suggestions, and genuinely cares. I hope he doesn't find out you aren't supposed to do any of those things...