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11:28 AM on 01/11/2013
Could be..
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11:20 AM on 01/11/2013
Fact- Adam Lanza, VA Tech. shooter-Seung Hui Cho, James Holmes, Christopher Krumm -the young man from Casper,WY who killed his dad with a bow & arrow, stabbed his dad's girlfriend and stabbed himself- all had Aspergers. All young men who most likely spent years playing violent video games. Who knows?... but most mass shooters used to be older men in their 30's-50's who went postal after being fired, now most shooters are young men.
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talari
"Nothing wrong here."
02:12 PM on 01/11/2013
When quoting FACTS, don't use the words, "likely, most, and who knows".
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06:16 PM on 01/11/2013
Fact- I said Fact not Facts. They all had Aspergers.

Are you a bored retired English teacher?
11:19 AM on 01/11/2013
Suzanne brings up an excellent point. Studies have been done on prisoners with the result being strong indications that what they ate contributed heavily to their being behind bars. If we are going to look at a shooters mental health then we should be looking at what produced that mental health. It's not all genetic.
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jbaer10314
Have a nice day and get it over with.
11:13 AM on 01/11/2013
Lanza is dead, and Newtown lost 26 of its citizens for no reason. I don't understand why anyone considers Somers' input meaningful at this point.
11:03 AM on 01/11/2013
I think she has a new book or DVD to sell. Sad that she uses this tragedy to do so.
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mamahappy
not free, until we all are
11:00 AM on 01/11/2013
I also don't think artificial sweeteners are "good", but I doubt it turns people into murderers. She may be a little kookoo for Cocoa Puffs.
10:59 AM on 01/11/2013
While many make fun of her, what she has to say is not out of the realm of reality. We are ingesting and breathing chemicals with names we cannot even pronounce all to make food "fresher" for longer, more visually appealling, and of course at better price points. We are breathing chemicals that make the air cleaner, smell better, and eliminate odors, but at what costs. People like to pretend that we are just becoming more aware of illnesses due to better media availability when in reality, they are becoming more prevalent. For those of us, of an age, think back to childhood and relate what you see today in terms of health to what we saw when we were children, and it is hard to argue that many illnesses have become much more prolific. I know how hard it is to take "Chrissy" seriously, but I have to say I have wondered about the same thing as I watch our children growing up...
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Madeleine Mulkern
72, retired R.N. "God Help us all."
10:56 AM on 01/11/2013
Oh, Lawdy, what a sad, sick attempt to make a buck, sell a book, and I must ask .... is there no toxicity in her hair color or her puffed up lips. Her M. D. is from what school? I feel sad, she is so out of it. Did she smoke, drink, pop a pill?
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stopnlisten
Simplify, simplify!
10:56 AM on 01/11/2013
Solutions from the public....

Gun huggers: "More guns!"
Gun control people: "Less guns!"
Profiteers: " Just make me money!"
Suzanne: "Salad with sprouts!"
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Crisdean Wulver
We've got our priorities screwed up.
10:55 AM on 01/11/2013
Actually she raises a good point. Lead could have been a factor. The Huffington Post recently posted an extremely good article on the subject.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/05/lead-violent-crime-kevin-drum_n_2412039.html

And it's also known that food allergies and food sensitivities sometimes can sometimes affect a child's emotions and behavior. I once saw a news segment of parents of a child who was often enraged and out of control. They took him to a doctor and found that he was allergic to something he was eating. They eliminated it from his diet and all the symptoms of anger disappeared.

What's she's saying is not as far-fetched as it might sound. 
10:55 AM on 01/11/2013
And does Ms. Somers give any thought to what Botox, fillers and plastic surgery might do to her system over time?
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11:55 AM on 01/11/2013
I agree with you wholeheartedly that Botox and other fillers, etc. may not be the best thing to put in your body, however, she may have a point saying that toxicity in foods, chemicals, etc. may play a role in causing ill effects to a young person's body, brain, etc. Look at all the babies being born with Autism in this day and age. They say it's 1 in 100 kids. That is incredible. What is causing that to happen? What about all the women in certain areas of Long Island, NY among other areas having the highest rates of breast cancer even tho many of them are non smokers, eat well, live a basically healthy lifestyle, not overweight, no history of it in their families? (3 women I know of who developed breast cancer in their 40s and were healthy, non smokers, normal weight, no family history and lived in the same area of Long Island for most of their lives). Explain that one. With all the chemicals in our environment and our homes, all of the additives to our foods (even non processed foods) as well as many things we use on a daily basis, ie; toys, furniture, sheets, pillows, clothes, pots, dishes, etc.) being imported from China and other countries containing lead, possibly dangerous substances, etc. certainly may be to blame.
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MonkeyDaddy
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10:49 AM on 01/11/2013
A lot of people don't know that she and Jenny McCarthy are both tenured full professors at the Blond Institute of Medical Bloviation and Oration.
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jbaer10314
Have a nice day and get it over with.
11:14 AM on 01/11/2013
After a crack like that, I understand why you chose your avatar.
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MonkeyDaddy
Agent of Evolution
01:46 PM on 01/11/2013
Hey, they are spouting dangerous, ignorant and uninformed medical misinformation to get media attention.  Ook Ook.
12:38 PM on 01/11/2013
I think I just messed myself... too funny.
10:48 AM on 01/11/2013
Oh brother!!!! hilarious. This woman is always into this junk.
I agree it's not the guns...but the culture of video games and depression.
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heavymetalkc
11:59 AM on 01/11/2013
What's causing all the depression in these young people? I'm in my 50s and have never seen soooo many young people depressed in my life, as there are today. It's a sad, sad thing and needs to be addressed further, without always just prescribing pills either.
09:31 PM on 01/11/2013
The achieve nothing, and want everything handed to them.  When they don't get it, they blame other and concede that they have no control over anything....for starters.
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Yngwie J Malmsteen
10:43 AM on 01/11/2013
Windex doesn't kill people. People with windex kill people.
10:40 AM on 01/11/2013
She's doing more harm than good for the cause here. People like her are the reason this cause is not taken seriously. I honestly do believe that our food system is broken and that the Standard American Diet is causing serious problems for our health, but if you're going to come out and make such a bold statement, you'd better have some seriously compelling evidence to back it up.
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PumpkinGirl
Karma WILL get you, make no mistake about it!
10:48 AM on 01/11/2013
It might sound better coming from someone with a medical degree, as well - I honestly believe people would have a hard time taking her seriously when she discusses something as important as this - I mean, has she ever been in a lab, studying brain tissue or evaluating diet/toxins effects on body tissue??
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11:37 AM on 01/11/2013
Well someone ought to be looking into the effects of diet and toxins on body tissue with increased vigor. Something IS happening to our children. Autism, Adhd, severe food allergies, etc. People scoffed when Lanza's DNA was taken to be studied. I thought it was a good idea. Study the brains, bodies of the living mass murderers as well to see if there are any similarities. We keep seeing the same profiles of these smart, anti social, young men who are obviously mentally ill. Is there an underlying cause? Of course violent video games, movies, and a culture that celebrates violence are added components.Every avenue needs to be explored even if they seem "kooky" on the surface.
01:11 PM on 01/11/2013
amen to that. I get so sick and tired of this hollwood star acting like she has the answer to everything. She should just stick to acting like an airhead and selling her gawdy jewlery.