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  •  Well, no, they aren't... (1+ / 0-)
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    But I personally have a hard time coming up with a more appropriate description for a killer other than "deranged," at least to some degree: something ain't right.

    Now if you mean specifically labelling a particular perpetrator, without any conclusive evidence, especially soon after the incident occurs, as "schizophrenic" or "showed signs consistent with Asbergers," that's another matter entirely.




    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
    ~ Jerry Garcia

    by DeadHead on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 01:49:06 PM PST

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    •  "disturbed" (6+ / 0-)

      is the word that most often comes to my mind.  Deranged to me speaks to a very specific kind of refusal or inability to see reality that is rabid.  Disturbed is a more general term that can encompass a lot of different kinds of difficulties that people may have with circumstances, reality, relationships, regulations, systems, whatever.  

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 02:35:38 PM PST

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      •  Yeah, "disturbed" is more accurate... (0+ / 0-)

        ...by virtue of it's inaccuracy, in a sense. <--- Assuming that even makes sense.  

        ;)




        Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
        ~ Jerry Garcia

        by DeadHead on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 03:51:20 PM PST

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    •  Whatever word that means "Has decided that murder (3+ / 0-)

      is an acceptable solution to his/her problems."

      Also: When one buys a handgun for protection, has he not already decided that taking another life is an option?

      Take back the House in 2014!!!! ( 50-state strategy needed)

      by mungley on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 03:06:42 PM PST

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