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School Shooter: North American Tour 2012

If you don’t believe your child or young teen would be influenced by video game violence then how about that kid that got kicked out of school  last week.
Is this classified under “Fun”, “Entertainment” or “Educational”?

A tear jerker movie but no relation with gun violence?

Have you ever watched a “tear-jerker” movie?  Where do they get that name?  Is there a relationship between watching a “tear-jerker” and emotions?

Of course there’s a relationship.  That’s why it’s called a “tear-jerker”.  Yet we are repeatedly told that there is no relationship between movie violence and gun violence.

How can this be?  Do they mean that video and video game violence doesn’t influence the watcher’s emotions?  Yet certain videos produce a “tear-jerker” response?

Does the video content not affect young watchers or (young participants in video game violence)?  Is TV not saturated with gun violence?  Is the 5-o’clock news not always broadcasting violence, death or molestation?

Do you think that there is no relationship between video, video games and gun violence?

From “Psychology Today”

 

Expand Medicare to include all Americans

Instead of re-inventing the wheel, Congress should expand Medicare to include healthy young adults ages 18 to 29 (18 to 29 is an arbitrary numbered group to start).

The best part of this idea is taken from the Obamacare playbook.  Young healthy adults contribute to the funding of Medicare and are not as great a health burden as older adults.

As the 18 to 29-year-olds age,  the Medicare age bracket advances to accommodate the aging population.

Example: You become eligible for Medicare while in your pre-30-years.  And you stay eligible for Medicare as you age.

This plan would squeeze out the in-efficient and expensive patchwork insurance plans currently in existence.

What about existing 30 to 64-year-olds?  Most mature adults already have healthcare and would continue on their plan until reaching age 65.

In essence, this is a self-growing Single Payer Healthcare plan.  Best of all, it already exists.

 


See:  US ranked #37 out of 191 countries by the World Health Organization