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    put the parts of a bomb together and you have a bomb. put these parts of a life together, and the vast vast majority of the time you still won't have a bomber.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 12:35:10 PM PDT

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    •  It's more complicated (0+ / 0-)

      because we don't know how to identify all the individual components and triggers.  But think of gang violence.  In many cities it's sporadic and in the background but in Chicago it's almost become the norm in some neighborhoods.  So it could be that you go from the least mentally stable and the most easily influenced to the average guy depending on how deeply the neighborhood is infested with the culture of violence.   I don't think it's unexplainable.  Obviously, you can't explain why it happens in every individual.  

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