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  •  I do think that a lot of it (1+ / 0-)
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    is "missing a piece of brain", more or less. Or in less lurid language, it's inborn brain function. I know a couple of people like this, and they have real problems expressing empathy anywhere beyond the people they know personally or feel connected to "tribally" (same religion or ethnic group).

    I was in a room with one of them and several other people Friday when I first heard about the massacre. I'd been wearing headphones, and took them off to tell the rest of the group the horrible news. While everyone else' response was shock and dismay, the first words out of her mouth were: "If someone at that school had been armed, maybe they could have taken him out".

    I don't worry, though, that she'll end up "taking someone out", because we live in a state with very strict gun laws.

    "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

    by sidnora on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 07:03:53 AM PST

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