The mass killings are typically perpetrated by people who have been under some sort of duress or have some psychosis that hasn't been treated properly or at all. Let's face it - anyone who goes on a mass killing spree is not all together. Proper medical attention, medication, support groups, PTSD therapy, etc. could help in many cases.
As for the average criminal, I was specifically thinking in terms of gang/drug activity and armed robberies. Most people that join gangs and engage in narcotics join for either protection, a sense of community where there is none, and/or support themselves or families. Also, the stress of that lifestyle can cause someone to be pushed over the edge and commit acts of violence. Solutions to this include investing in education, the arts, sports, job training, and prepping our country for a green future.”
“I think both sides of the "gun argument" are focusing on the wrong thing. The solution is not to make guns as accessible as water, nor is it to focus solely on being "tough" on crime (which further feeds the prison industrial complex and makes society more unproductive and broken).
We should be focusing on the conditions that cause people to commit these crimes.
Mental Health - we are a society under a lot of everyday stress. In addition to stress, we shun and are embarrassed by the idea of therapy.
Social, Economic, & Educational Opportunity - This goes particularly for cities/ towns/urban with gang issues. Areas that have the least amount of services and programs such as sports, arts, and academics are more likely to have problems with gangs. A preventative solution would be to increase spending for education, the arts, and sports.
...Or maybe not. Just my $0.02”
BxGurl0813 on May 29, 2014 at 21:24:29
“One thing I think we're NOT doing is separating the true criminal acts perpetrated with firearms - basically your average criminal - from these mass killings by people who were, up until they pulled the trigger, law abiding citizens with legal access to guns. These really should be 2 different conversations.”
“I think this purchase was really about integrating the Beats app software into iOS products - or something along those lines that will compliment iTunes.”
Darren1968 on May 29, 2014 at 00:42:22
“This deal was about making a splash in the streaming business. more people are preferring services like Pandora (subscription streaming ) over buying tracks via itunes. The truth of the matter is that Apple had to do this deal as they were too far behind.”
Mar 6, 2014 at 10:33:20
“No. Of course not.
Jonah Hill said it himself that he wanted to be paid the minimum rate because he wanted to work with Scorsese. He did not care about the money. Yes he has more experience than Barkhad Abdi, and I'm not saying he should have made $50 million on his first movie, but 60k seems so low for ANY actor/actress having a MAJOR ROLE in a major hollywood film such as this.”
Mar 6, 2014 at 06:44:46
“But its safe to assume Jonah Hil had enough money in the bank before even taking the role for Wolf of Wall Street. And he didn't do it for the money.
As for this new guy... No matter which way you slice it he was paid pennies to play such a major role. Thats just wrong really.”
frankg3400 on Mar 6, 2014 at 10:20:46
“So, in your mind, if someone has money, even though they have experience should be paid less than someone who doesn't have money or experience? That would be a great incentive to achieve, wouldn't it?”
“I don't think anyone wants to legalize Meth or Cocaine. That would be stupid. But legalizing cannabis would make deep cuts into the power and pockets of the drug cartels. And the tax revenue would help the local and federal government.”
Feb 21, 2014 at 18:19:30
“People are getting bent out of shape over the portrayal of a FICTIONAL character. And these movies are ADAPTATIONS. As long as these movies are not offensive then what's the problem? The kid can act so let him do his thing.
And besides... We should be more about the script and plot. Fox X-men and Fantastic Four films do not have a great history in that department.”
“Do you not know the history of Hawaii? Do you not know what happened to its people before the US Navy stormed ashore, imprisoned its Queen (it WAS a sovereign nation), and claimed it as their territory?”