Monthly Archives: May 2014

Analysis of Mass Shootings and Female Fatalities

I received an e-mail entitled, Shooters Target Women, asking me to support Bill S.1290 – Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2013 introduced by Senator Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]on 07/11/2013. The bill text is available here: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c113:S.1290.IS: Senator Klobuchar’s website is available here: http://www.klobuchar.senate.gov/ And if you want to see her bill summary: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/R?d113:FLD003:@OD1%28sen%20klobuchar,%20amy%29:.com I was reminded […]
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Does Misogyny Kill?

In the aftermath of the Santa Barbara mass shooting, some headlines have appeared asserting that misogyny kills. For instance: Elliot Rodger’s California Shooting Spree: Further Proof that Misogyny Kills http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/24/elliot-rodgers-california-shooting-mental-health-misogyny For that matter, I suppose that, putting the shoe on the other foot, it can be said that misandry also kills. Elsewhere: Let’s call the Isla […]
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Santa Barbara Rampage: A Closer Look

SANTA BARBARA RAMPAGE: A CLOSER LOOK AS INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE As the investigation of the Santa Barbara deadly rampage unfolds, a fair amount of information is emerging about the identified shooter, Elliot Rodger. There were concerns about his mental well-being prior to the incident: Police went to Rodger’s apartment April 30 to conduct a wellness […]
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Picture of Death Row

Oxymoron = a figure of speech in which incongruous or seemingly contradictory terms appear side by side. Is there such a thing as a visual oxymoron? You be the judge. Look at the picture of flowers being planted  in front of the prison that houses death row inmates in the following New York Times article dated […]
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Not Alone: White House Task Force Report Re Sexual Assault & Minorities

Recently released: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault, April, 2014. President Barack Obama, January 22, 2014: Sexual violence is more than just a crime against individuals. It threatens our families, it threatens our communities; ultimately, it threatens the entire country. It tears apart the fabric of […]
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Veterans: Concerns and Issues

The USA article published the following article today (May 4, 2014): VA treatment records falsified, probe finds. Greg Zoroya, the author, wrote: A VA investigation of one of its outpatient clinics in Colorado reveals how ingrained delays in medical care may be for an agency struggling to rapidly treat nearly 9 million veterans a year amid […]
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Revised Tool Kit For Families of Medically Ill Mentally Ill Persons

TOOL KIT FOR FAMILIES OF MEDICALLY ILL MENTALLY ILL PERSONS ROY ARANDA, PSY.D., J.D. INTRODUCTION My older son David is a special needs adult who as an adult has been living in a supervised setting for years. Last year, in September, David required hospitalization. He underwent major back surgery involving six vertebrae and subsequent admission […]
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Twitter and the Proliferation of Internet Trolls

The complete quote: “Twitter and the proliferation of Internet trolls ready to pounce on every reputation misstep now means you can lose your good name in milliseconds.” From: Quinn: In the age of Twitter, everyone is on the hot seat Some admonishments: Reputations matter, perhaps more than ever… So everyone is on notice… Okay, so […]
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