Jude's Threshold

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As president Reagan cut funds for Mental Health

Due to the current conversation about gun violence and mental health in America, I’m posting a link to a 2004 article concerning President Reagan’s cuts to funds for mental health programs and low cost housing, the after effects we now experience.

Wonder if a conversation is in progress over super-violent video games that innoculate our children? It isn’t the emotionally and psychologically stable ones I fret about–my concern is the unstable folk who imbibe the gun-and-violence culture while purveyors of certain industries ‘pander to the lowest common denominator in order to seek their fortunes’.

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Written by Jude Cowell

December 17, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Posted in America, Mental Health

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  1. Your point is a good one. Those years did mostly benefit the rich and, as we called them then, the “yuppies.” Regarding video games, you might like the work of Dave Grossman, and especially his book “Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill” http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stop-teaching-our-kids-to-kill-gloria-degaetano/1100619231 My understanding is that Grossman is former special ops, and video games worry him….

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    grandtrines

    December 17, 2012 at 10:48 pm


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