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  •  People don't think rationally about risk. (2+ / 0-)
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    ER Doc, northsylvania

    It's really all about emotion.  

    I see this a lot in the very different context of HIV transmission.  People's attitudes and actions are not determined by actual risk.  They make decisions based on emotion, with sometimes unhappy consequences.

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Tue May 07, 2013 at 10:54:03 PM PDT

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    •  I understand. (1+ / 0-)
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      Most people play Russian roulette daily... with a two-shooter!

      On the other hand, people convey "fear" upon something that is safer than their logic process.

      We hate being lied to... and yet, we lie to ourselves and believe our own lies!

      Enagaged activism wins elections. 100 million words on liberal/progressive websites gets beat by one new GOP voter casting their vote.

      by Nebraska68847Dem on Wed May 08, 2013 at 06:17:14 AM PDT

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