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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”

 

Microscopic plastic particles contaminate drinking water

Drinking tap water around the world is likely to contain tiny plastic particles according to research conducted at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and the State University of New York. The research was sponsored by nonprofit Orb Media.

Of 33 tap water samples from across the United States, 94 percent tested positive for the presence of plastic fibers. 1

India came in second with 82 percent of samples tested positive followed by Uganda 82 percent, Indonesia 76 percent and Europe at 72 percent.

No country was without a plastic-positive sample. 2

The forbidden fruit: Single-payer health care

Single-payer health care systems are used by the highest health care ranked countries in the world (World Health Organization).  So which of those great health care systems did the US Congress model “Trumpcare and Obamacare” after?
Answer: None

Fools rush in.  And Congress reinvents the wheel.  Obamacare, at a dismal #37 on the world ranking of health care systems, is now going to become “Trumpcare”?  Will that be a better system?

The Gig Harbor Times believes that a study of the worlds best healthcare systems would be the first priority.  Followed by an American Model developed by an administration and congress working in partnership to give us world’s best health care system.  (Or at least in the top ten best health care systems.)

We’re #1 ?  No. We’re #37 and sinking.


Interested in reading more about the relationship between single-payer systems and President Trump?
Read: The Washington Post’s “Trump’s Secret Love”