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Facing Protective Orders and Allowed to Keep Guns

Facing Protective Orders and Allowed to Keep Guns | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Lobbyists and their allies are challenging states’ efforts to take guns from domestic violence offenders who have been served with civil protection orders.
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Aaron Druyvestein's comment, March 21, 2013 1:57 PM
Another case of big money politics. The NRA showing their influence by protecting people’s right to bear arms even in domestic disturbances, an already tense situation. Obviously this needs to be changed with this case as its poster boy, but this only helps part of the problem. In gun loving America, it doesn’t take much to prevent a person from getting guns. You get your guns taken away from you, simply go to any of the number of gun shows, where you can purchase MULTIPLE semi and fully automatic assault rifles, no questions asked. This then brings up the question, does the average citizen really need these assault rifles, for protection…?
Brandon Jensen's comment, March 22, 2013 9:14 PM
I am a big supporter of the second amendment, however, I believe in situations where a person has protective orders against another and that person has already threatened them once with a firearm that the person with the protective order against them should have their firearms taken away. If someone has already gone a little bit off and threatened the life of another it would be best if the person who had already made a threat have their weapons taken away. Another point to consider however is that this could not fully protect someone. There are other means to harm someone and if another person is serious about it, there is not much you could do to stop that person in all seriousness. This was a horrible event and the whole point of protective order is to keep people safe, not feel even more in danger.
Moe's Legal Shop's comment, March 25, 2013 4:38 AM
I know someone who had a husband who was a real piece of work...psychopath is a light term...a restraining order was obtained in the State of Alaska...he violated it...got convicted of it...barred from living at the home for one year...then he had the courts e sponge the conviction so he could drive a school bus...then the child rape charges of two children... and an incident on the school bus of him giving his phone number to a 13 year old girl...local DA decides this is not enough information to make a case in court...so the victim is...and plans to present it in Washington,DC.
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Robber Barons Would Have Loved Facebook's Employee Housing | WIRED

Robber Barons Would Have Loved Facebook's Employee Housing | WIRED | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
As Silicon Valley bursts at its suburban seams, one tech company after another has been buying up properties throughout the region and embarking on ambitious development projects.
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How does a denial-of-service attack work?

How does a denial-of-service attack work? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
INTERNET-FREEDOM advocates hope Lu Wei, China’s internet tsar, will indicate today whether the authorities have any knowledge of a raid on GitHub, an...
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Flood server with requests for service thus over burdening and shutting down the site (or at least denying access to legitimate users).

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Drug Courts: equivocal evidence on a popular intervention

Drug Courts: equivocal evidence on a popular intervention | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
This report critically analyses the benefits and failures of drug courts, in particular how they undermine health and human rights.

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A different take on drug courts.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, March 29, 9:10 PM

OSF report on the challenges of effectively implementing (and evaluating) drug-courts, particularly how they are affected by local drug policy and the attitudes of court officials. You can see the recent evaluation report for Victoria's Drug Court here: http://sco.lt/6XpDaT

Julius Matilainen's comment, March 30, 8:10 PM
I do like the ide of generating new approaches on the matter. Like said and as seen, the criminal punishments like incarceration is not the best solution for drug offense. But I also agree on the statement stated in the final chapter, that even though new means should be considered everyone’s right’s must be respected doing so.
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Is marijuana a gateway drug?

Is marijuana a gateway drug? | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
“AS LONG as I am governor of New Jersey, there won’t be legalised marijuana in this state,” vowed Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, on March 25th. A...
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Criminalized, it creates a black market.  If you can live with a black market and all that it comes with, keep MJ illegal.

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Gaynor Johansen's comment, March 29, 6:22 PM
Making marijuana a legal drug I think lessens the link between it being a gateway drug. One reason I agree with the fact that it could be is because you get into a bad crowd so you are more likely to be introduced into worse things.
Kyle May's comment, March 30, 3:01 AM
I believe that making marijuana legal will lessen the stigma that comes from it from being illegal. If it is legal, you won't have the introduction to hard drugs as you may buying from a black market dealer. Also, more legalization of it will raise awareness of it, and even the article noted that the use of hard drugs decreased as the use of marijuana increased.
Julius Matilainen's comment, March 30, 7:54 PM
I like the statistical argument at the end of the article. I also agree that legalization will lessen the stigma and eventually marijuana will be quite in the same position than tobacco or alcohol. And true: it is safer to buy it from the regulated seller than from a shady guy at black market. And like said when legal, the awareness and education given will better, and it will be given to more people.
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Atheistic China claims 'right to reincarnate' Dalai Lama

Atheistic China claims 'right to reincarnate' Dalai Lama | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
BEIJING (AP) — China's Communist Party is officially atheist, but that has not stopped it from making some impassioned claims on the afterlife. Some of the strongest language at this week's annual national congress has been reserved for the Dalai...
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Sounds like the anti-pope John XXIII, who spent 1410-1415 as a rival pope.

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Open to investigation: Palestine joins the International Criminal Court.

Open to investigation: Palestine joins the International Criminal Court. | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Palestine joins the International Criminal Court.  (Video).

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Why Saudis are ardent social media fans

Why Saudis are ardent social media fans | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Clerics, including salafist-jihadists, use the internet and social-media apps to spread their message to the vast swathe of the population that is devout and, as such, potentially susceptible to their ideas. But it is impossible to stem enthusiasm for all things online. On the whole, most reckon social media is more of a force for liberalisation. And there is no sign that the appetite for it is slowing.
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Finland millionaire gets 54,000 euro speeding ticket

Finland millionaire gets 54,000 euro speeding ticket | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
As the BBC reports, businessman Reima Kuisla was pulled over for driving 64 mph in a 50-mph zone in Finland earlier this March when he received a 54,000 euro fine (almost $60,000), because speeding tickets in the country are linked to the recipient's annual income.
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Gaynor Johansen's comment, March 29, 5:00 PM
If you are wealthy it seems unfair but overall it actually creating a more fair system. It makes the punishment the same for everyone instead of a flat fee that might be pennies to someone so there is no real punishment. On the other hand the flat fee might be the difference between making rent or not that month.
Kyle May's comment, March 30, 3:06 AM
I think that it is an interesting system that Finland has set up regarding speeding, but I don't think it is horribly fair though. Why punish a person who makes more than someone who makes less? Why not punish them all the same. Income-based separation always happens, there will always be a rich and a poor, but why should one be punished more for it? If this was reversed, with poorer families being fined more - everyone would be up in arms about it.
Julius Matilainen's comment, March 30, 7:37 PM
This is not the first time this thing has came up. It was probably the Nokia executive news that I remember, and the subject this keeps constantly popping up in national news. Well usually that amount is not the final “number”. The people who are given checks such huge amount usually get the amount dropped by court claiming that punishment is not reasonable. Which it of course is not. It takes a push of few papers and usually the fines are settled down by court. I personally find that the deterrence is proper. If I was as wealthy as those guys I would have my own driver ;). Seriously if the fine like 85€ would be same to everyone, guys like him would always drive too fast.
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Juxtapoz Magazine - NYPD to Put 30,000 More Crime Scene Photos Online

Juxtapoz Magazine - NYPD to Put 30,000 More Crime Scene Photos Online | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The New York Police Department, with the help of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, plans to digitize and make around 30,000 crim...

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DERRICK NELSON's comment, March 29, 6:15 PM
These photos in a way help promote social control by showing the public the realities of how crime looks. Criminals out there that have not yet been apprehended could possibly look at these pictures and choose a different path to redemption.
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The Radical Humaneness of Norway’s Halden Prison

The Radical Humaneness of Norway’s Halden Prison | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The goal of the Norwegian penal system is to get inmates out of it.
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Kyle May's comment, March 30, 3:10 AM
It is such a foreign site seeing the liberties that these inmates have. I could not imagine such freedom being given to inmates here in the U.S., as I feel that we have a more violent culture and all those freedoms would be horribly abused. Such as the photos of the knifes on the wall, I could not imagine letting that be okay in our prison system. Family overnight stays? Norway has truly master the art of making something that is supposed to be bad seem good.
max mckernan's comment, March 30, 4:52 AM
I definitely do not see this ever working with in the united states prison system. We have to many inmates and as seen in our prisons now there are major issues with gangs and crime. A prison of this kind would just encourage crime. how ever if it was to be implimented at the lower risk crime levels it would be incredibly helpful because it could separate repeat offenders from non repeat offenders. The issue for the U.S. citizens is the incredible cost almost triple of what it is normal.
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For Successful Kids, It’s Family Stability Over Family Structure - Citings and Sightings

For Successful Kids, It’s Family Stability Over Family Structure - Citings and Sightings | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it

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How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior | Child Mind Institute

How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior | Child Mind Institute | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
A great masquerader
Anxiety manifests in a surprising variety of ways in part because it is based on a physiological response to a threat in the environment, a response that maximizes the body's ability to either face danger or escape danger. So while some children exhibit anxiety by shrinking from situations or objects that trigger fears, some react with overwhelming need to break out of an uncomfortable situation. That behavior, which can be unmanageable, is often misread as anger or opposition.
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IT;S HARD FOR DULTS TO UNDERSTAND AND FIND A WAY TO DEAL WITH ANXIETY WHICH IS IMPOSED BY SITUATIONS OR CIRCUMSTANCES INFLICTED BY OTHERS THAT THEY HAVE NO POWER TO CHANGE  THEN FOR  A CHILD TO UNDERSTAND AND RESPOND NOT LIKE A CHILD IN THE SAME SITUATION OR CIRCUMSTANCES IS UNTHINKABLE BUT SOMETIMES EXPECTED AND THE ADDING IN OF MEDS I MORE FOR THEIR BEHAVIOR BEING EXCEPTED BY OTHERS BUT WHEN THE MEDS ARE OUT OF THEIR SYSTEM THEY STILL HAVE THEIR SAME PROBLEMS. WHICH THEY NEED TO BE TAUGHT AND ALLOWED TO WORK THRU THEM. AS THEY WANT ALWAYS BE CHILDREN WHEN THEY BECOME ADULTS OTHER SEVERER ELEMENTS OF THE PROBLEM UCH AS JAIL AND PRISON IS ENFORCED .  AS SOME PEOLE WITH ANXIETY DO NOT LIKE TO BE TOUCHED AND WHEN THERE IS AN ISSUE WITH THE POLICE THE VERY THING THAT TAKES THEIR TRIGGER OF THE ANXIETY TO THE MAX IS WHAT THE POLICE DOES OR TAKE OFFENSE IF THE PRSON DOESNT NOT IMEDIATELY COMLY WITH WHAT THEY HAVE ASKED, CHARGING THE PERSON WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT, RESISTING ARREST AND MORE . ADDED THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES IN SUCH SITUATIONS WITH THE POLICE! SAID BUT TRUE AND IS WHY EDUCATING EVEN THE POLICE ON HOW TO PROPERLY CONFRONT, APPROACH AND OR SPEAK TO AND WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A PERSON WITH ANXIETY CAN EVEN DETURE ARREST. AS I WATCH THE ANDY GRIFFIN SHOW AND HOW OTIS AS DRUNK AS HE COULD BE HAS AN ON GOING SCHEDULE TO WORK MONDAY THRU FRIDAY BUT HE GOT TO UP FROM THE FLOW UP, DRUNK AND RESTED IN HIS OWN CELL IN JAIL DURING THE WEEKEND. WHICH ALSO WAS HIS FEW DAYS AWAY FROM HIS WIFE  ALSO. HE SAID THATS WHAT KEEPS THEM TOGETHER. SOMETIMES IT TAKES TO STEP AWAY SO TO SPEAK FROM THAT WHICH IS CREATING ANXIETY, IF YOU CAN THEN RETURN WITH A BETTER WAY. PRAYER TO GOD CAN CHANGE THINGS AS GO REVEALS THAT WHICH WE CANT SEE WITH 20/20 VISION THAT IS OFTEN RIGHT IN OUR FACES AND WE ARE TO BUSY LOOKING LEFT TO SEE THE SITUATION OR CIRCUMSTANCE PER GOD  RIGHT!!

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The Medicaid bill that doesn't go away when you die

PAT MCGINNIS, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform: Having a home is one of the key factors in being able to escape poverty.

SALLY SCHILLING: Pat McGinnis, the executive director of California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, says estate recovery hurts the people who need inheritance the most.

PAT MCGINNIS: What you’re doing, again, destabilizing low-income communities and creating a cycle of poverty that people will never get out.
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Kimberly Maddigan's comment, March 27, 5:54 PM
I never knew that federal law requires Medicaid to charge recipients after they die. I think that it is unfair that the fees are charged after they die, and are left to their leftover assets. There should be some type of payment set up on the recipient of the care, so that the burden isn't placed on the ones they leave behind. I also think that it isn't right that when Rod Morgan asked about Estate Recovery before signing up for Medi-cal, he was told that they couldn't possibly charge him. Because Rod was reassured this sort of thing (estate recovery) wouldn't happen, he signed up. After they were approved, they received a letter in the mail congratulating them and on the back it said, " you are subject to estate recovery, and do not contact your social worker about this." I think that recipients of Medicaid should be informed of this estate recovery before they sign up. The problem with federal health care is that someone needs to pay for it. Matt Salo said, "Medicaid is the largest payer of long-term care in this country. Medicaid shouldn’t and cannot sustain itself if it continues to provide all long-term care to all people, especially those who have the means of paying for some of it on their own." I completely agree with him.
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What Marijuana Actually Does to Your Brain and Body

What Marijuana Actually Does to Your Brain and Body | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Marijuana. Pot. Weed. Whatever you call it, it's the most popular illegal drug in the world, gaining support for legalization for both medicinal and recreational purposes. But what does marijuana actually do to us? Let's take a look at this fascinating drug, its health effects, and potential concerns about using it.
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Meagan Olsen's comment, March 31, 6:15 PM
I think it is interesting to read about what marijuana does to the brain. It makes sense that you shouldn’t drive or operate machinery while on it because it affects your skills. Also it affects each person differently as most drugs do but it seems to vary more then other drugs because people can have completely different reactions from severe to hardly feeling anything. It is also scary that there are long-term effects on memory and concentration and I don’t think most people realize that!
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The argument for eating dog

The argument for eating dog | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
The idea is difficult to stomach, but John Sutter writes that eating dog is morally equivalent to eating pig, another intelligent animal.
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Meagan Olsen's comment, March 31, 6:30 PM
This article was a little hard to read because it seems morally wrong to do this! I can’t believe that people eat dogs, it seems wrong to me and I can’t even think of ever doing that! I see the argument that it could go the same way with other animals that we eat, if you raise the animal knowing it will be eaten, then it would be easier; just like we raise farm animals knowing we are going to kill and eat them at some point. In some countries like Vietnam, they don’t view dogs as pets and companions therefore it is easy for them to do this because dogs are like their farm animals. It is all a mental thing I think and has to do with how you are raised and what your morals are with animals I guess. I still would never eat dog and I don’t agree with killing them for food at all.
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Guess Who Cares For Young Adults When They Move Back Home

Guess Who Cares For Young Adults When They Move Back Home | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Perhaps all this indicates Americans are drifting towards the lifestyles of past generations. The percentage of young adults living at home, which is considered today to be a striking increase, is still low compared to historical data. For most of the U.S.’s history, the multigenerational household was the norm.
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The devil, or Mr Wang

The devil, or Mr Wang | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
As leader of the Communist Party’s most sustained and wide-ranging anti-corruption campaign in its history, he often urges his investigators to be “frightening”. One story goes that at a meeting of the party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), convened after Mr Wang took charge of it in November 2012, senior members—themselves among the most feared officials in the party—were presented with dossiers of their own sins. Mr Wang’s aim, it appeared, was to terrorise the enforcers themselves. Failure to uncover high-level graft, he has warned them, would be “dereliction of duty”.
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How twins from Little Village rose to win trust of drug kingpin El Chapo

How twins from Little Village rose to win trust of drug kingpin El Chapo | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Margarito Flores was cruising through Humboldt Park in a brand new Cadillac on a fall evening when Chicago police stopped him.
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A guttering flame

A guttering flame | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Al Jazeera’s influence has since waned amid perceptions that its journalism has turned partisan. Even as it championed Syria’s mainly Sunni rebels, some of whom were later financed by Qatar, it ignored Bahrain’s mainly Shia uprising.

The most acute criticism surrounds Al Jazeera’s kind treatment of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, a line that corresponded closely with Qatar’s foreign policy.
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Mexican drug cartels still have market niche for low end marijuana

Mexican drug cartels still have market niche for low end marijuana | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
there’s still a market niche for Mexico’s lower-end drug trade weed, since legal marijuana in states like Washington and Colorado is more expensive. “Complete substitution has not gone into effect,” he said, “The market is definitely changing, but cartel adaptation will happen in years not months.”
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We should consider having lower taxes for 3% and lower THC concentrations of Cannabis Sativa strains.  This would reduce the ability of cartels to compete and, yet, allow market differentiation for those with more exotic tastes.  For instance:

 

-higher THC concentrations;

-hash;

-hash oil;

-Cannabis Indica strains and IndicaXSativa strains.

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The GOP’s Sex Trafficking Shell Game: How Laws Against ‘Sex Trafficking’ End Up Hurting Women

The GOP’s Sex Trafficking Shell Game: How Laws Against ‘Sex Trafficking’ End Up Hurting Women | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Republicans are insisting on tacking anti-abortion language onto an anti-sex-trafficking bill—and it’s just their latest effort to exploit the issue to fight “sexual immorality.”

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Gaynor Johansen's comment, March 29, 5:56 PM
I think that the article brings up some good points. The sex trafficking victims, voluntary or not, should be protected and helped. Government funding is probably the only way they would be able to get any programs for that so not allowing government funding would hurt the people that were victimized.
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Italy's top court overturns Amanda Knox conviction

Italy's top court overturns Amanda Knox conviction | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
In a final ruling, Italy's highest court on Friday overturned the convictions of American Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend in the sensational murder case of Knox's British roommate.
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DERRICK NELSON's comment, March 29, 6:35 PM
In this case regardless of the legal mishaps whether Knox and her boyfriend was guilty or not the social labeling associated with murders will remain. Throughout this trial I don't doubt for a moment that the media stigmatized these two as dangerous people. The consequences of this case will forever change Knox's view of Italy and its legal system.
John Oulton's comment, March 30, 1:16 AM
It is twice as worse to be in jail and convicted of murder in another country. The lack of evidence pressured the cops of the unsolved murder of her roommate. Italy has an entire different view in this case but what could they indict them of when there is no new evidence? I am glad Amanda Knox got her life back because she is entirely innocent.
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Regulators launch major crackdown on payday lenders

Regulators launch major crackdown on payday lenders | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Federal regulators are launching a major crackdown on payday and other short-term, high-interest lenders by proposing tough new regulations to halt the cycle of debt that cripples some consumers.
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7 Things You Shouldn't Say To Someone With Anxiety

7 Things You Shouldn't Say To Someone With Anxiety | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Humphreys says it’s also crucial to let your loved ones know that there is a way to overcoming any anxiety or panic disorder -- and that you’re there to be supportive.
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Orion Hutchin's comment, March 27, 6:02 PM
The lines are triggers for the person suffering from anxiety. The author does a good job explaining each of the lines that trigger the increase of anxiety within the person suffering from the issue. I would compare this to like telling a smoker that is trying to quit smoking to just quit. There are many factors we don't know or have a challenge explaining. Much of it just depends on the person.
Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, March 28, 2:19 AM

THERE IS ALWAYS BLESSINGS IN THE PROVISION OF HELP! AND THERE ARE WAYS AND MEAN THAT CAN MAKE LIFE BETTER, BASED UPON THE HOPE THAT A PERSON HAVE THAT MAKES THE CUP HALF FULL NSTEAD OF THE CUP IS HALF EMPTY!! EVEN LIFE FROM A DOWN PERSPECTIVE OF MAN , IS ALL UPHILL WHEN IT IS ADDED WITH OUR HOPE AND FAITH IN GOD!!!  NO CROSS, NO CROWN! SO TO SPEAK!

Meagan Olsen's comment, March 31, 6:22 PM
I found this article interesting, I have seen it show up on my Facebook feed, I have friends who have anxiety so I think it is useful information for people to know. It is crazy that tough love doesn’t really work with people who have anxiety because they can have a panic attack at any time. Using the phrase “just do it” can make them feel defensive or unsupported where as with normal people it might not affect them. You just have to be supportive of people who have anxiety and maybe be more sensitive but if they have committed a crime it could be hard to interrogate them because too much pressure could cause them to go off or have some kind of attack at any moment so that is hard for the interrogator.
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L.A.'s minimum wage plan doesn't make sense

L.A.'s minimum wage plan doesn't make sense | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Our report was underwritten by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, which will certainly lead some to accuse us of acting as a mouthpiece for the profit-minded business community. But that's not the case. Lifting families out of poverty ultimately helps everyone — including business owners. The focus of this debate should be on whether higher minimum wage is an efficient way of achieving this laudable goal.
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