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Four countries that have nearly eliminated gun deaths

Anyone who believes that all human beings are hopelessly and incurably aggressive and that nothing can be done to halt the growing number of mass shootings in this country should read Chris Weller’s article in Business Insider. And please don’t try to tell me … Continue reading

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RESIST, YES—BUT RESIST WHOM?

In the terrifying Alice-in-Wonderland days of a new President with little understanding of the Constitution and no respect for principles of social justice, the slogan RESIST has gone viral, as well it should. The big questions are: RESIST WHOM? RESIST … Continue reading

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The “Just Enough” Policy: Behavioral Control of Collective Protest through Minimum Reward, Part 2 of a 3-part series

  The “Just Enough” Principle by Dr. Anthony Marsella The answer to questions raised in my previous post may reside in an organized effort to control behavioral responses by making use of a well-known psychological principle that offers “Just enough.” This … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day messages for peace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isk2IPplDZY

Today is Valentine’s Day, a day to embrace love over hate, non-violence over death and destruction, peace over war. Many groups that embrace an ethic of peace and social justice focus some of their creative energy and dedication to Valentine’s … Continue reading

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