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Old 04-25-2013, 07:10 PM
 
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Well, here are the raw murder totals (and national rates per 100,000) from 1960 to 1969, by the FBI's reckoning:

1960: 9,110 (5.1)
1961: 8,740 (4.8)
1962: 8,530 (4.6)
1963: 8,640 (4.6)
1964: 9,360 (4.9)
1965: 9,960 (5.1)
1966: 11,040 (5.6)
1967: 12,240 (6.2)
1968: 13,800 (6.9)
1969: 14,760 (7.3)

...

2011: 14,612 (4.7)

So I would imagine that more than a few of those many thousands of murders involved grisly domestic disputes.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:17 PM
 
Location: SGV
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..the last 2 generations of parents have learned less and taught their children less about life in general and more about video games
In all fairness I learned how to safely cross the street from playing Frog-ger on the Atari 2600. However I will admit I learned how to eat flies too.

EDIT: I had to self censor Frog-ger cuz it got bleeped out. What in the world????
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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What's going on??
Nothing.

[crime happens]
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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Good question. All I know is that when I was growing up (I am 64, so their parental generation), these kinds of crimes by that age group were virtually unheard of. That's why I'm asking the question. I'm open to all viewpoints.
There wasn't internet or 24 hr cable news. Something had to be important to fit into the 30 minute national news segment if it wasn't local. Be lucky if you read anything about a murder in a neighbor state in the old days of newspaper.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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In all fairness I learned how to safely cross the street from playing Frog-ger on the Atari 2600. However I will admit I learned how to eat flies too.

EDIT: I had to self censor Frog-ger cuz it got bleeped out. What in the world????
I learned to avoid getting ate by a dragon by playing Super Mario so all was not wasted I guess
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I cannot believe the violent crimes being committed, especially those murdering or attempting to murder girlfriends or boyfriends (Jodi A.), or their own children (Casey A.). Here's yet another one:

Rebecca Kasper, ASU student, found murdered in bathtub; boyfriend charged - Crimesider - CBS News

And so many more. It's just mind boggling. What's going on??
Things are not worse...the media is more sensationalist and there are more outlets...
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:41 PM
 
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Ask teachers now. Just heard a teacher say two kids got into a squabble at school and when they tried to get their parents involved for the day at school the parents got into a fist fight. She said parents can't control themselves now, how can they teach their kids to?
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:44 PM
 
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I cannot believe the violent crimes being committed, especially those murdering or attempting to murder girlfriends or boyfriends (Jodi A.), or their own children (Casey A.). Here's yet another one:



And so many more. It's just mind boggling. What's going on??
It's all because of un-checked capitalism and liberalism.

The culture of 'me' that is portrayed as good.

It's vile, base and spineless.

This is why we must have a 'Socialism for the 21st Century' agenda.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:58 PM
 
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It's all because of un-checked capitalism and liberalism.

The culture of 'me' that is portrayed as good.

It's vile, base and spineless.

This is why we must have a 'Socialism for the 21st Century' agenda.
Socialism is vile, base and spineless. It doesn't start out that way but it gets there pretty fast.

IMO we can't go wrong with what Jesus taught, "Treat your brother as you would treat yourself" but that may be too religious for you since you are an unbeliever.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:02 AM
 
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So I take it you are a fan of Liberation Theology then?

That's socialist and Christian - how does that work for you?
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