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Once we called it brainwashing now some incidents are called sleepwalking


Twelve years ago when a formerly timid, easy-going, homeless lad Boyd Malvo was arrested for being the junior member of the Capital Beltway sniper team, experts concluded that he was brainwashed by being pressured to engage in endless violent video games, and his mentor keep him isolated.


Since then some computer addicts sometimes spend 16 hours a day or conceivably nearly 24 if their sleep is in dozing off in front of a computer screen. We usually know about it after one falls to the ground from dehydration or suffers a blood clot or with ’Call of Duty’ where everyone dies, players can get water then play again. However, news incidents with Call of Duty occur from Mark Bradford, 46, and father of three breaking into his neighbor’s house to choke his 13 year old game competitor in the throat, to the mass killing of children at a Norwegian youth camp, a French Jewish Orthodox school, and a Connecticut elementary school.


No one wets or soils their pants so there must also be sleepwalking going on without taking water while sleepwalking. People, even non gamers, sometimes wake up and discover they sent a gibberish message to a friend, even while driving.


I wonder if one can shoot a gun not just use the bathroom or drive and text while asleep.


If you are willing to accept the term brainwashing please click on,


None Dare Call it Brainwashing,



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I'm retired in Philadelphia. Non religious but there seems to be a life force that I see as more personal than is usually expressed.

I was raised a Quaker (common with Christian Jewish intermarriage back them) But my father was a total pacifist and during World War II, at the time that being so was difficult.

Upbringing included father trying not to get physical, yet still defend us kids from my harsh stepmother until she got her citizenship papers, after which they could get divorced. Been involved in peace issues since the anti-fallout shelter protests through Vietnam and Iraq.

I wrote "Greedy Little Squirrels and Lifeboat ethics,” 1977, when the Moonies were coming to America and got heavily harassed by them. I also think bin Laden is extremely dangerous like the leader of a barroom brawl, who has been manipulating this country into using the US to get Muslims angry enough to join his suicidal permanent war group. Before 9/11 young Muslims rebelled by wearing by covering their hair a little less than expected and at least winking at each other, now he changed rebellion into being militancy. The Northern Alliance would have been legitimately in charge long ago had he not baited the US into entering Afghanistan.

Obama is making a mistake in my mind with how to stop bin Laden’s dream of permanent war in a divided world but less of a mistake than most anyone else would. If due to currency collapses from out ever more expensive weapons the US stops fighting al Qaeda, then other counties will. If it ends up being Iran, the Sunni Shiite divide will be enormous. Al Qaeda is already convinced that the atheist China is a serious enemy, and the Russians have fought for brutally and inadvertently convinced far more Muslims than the US did that they considered Islam itself to be the enemy.

I never stopped supporting Jimmy Carter when everyone turned on him and I support Obama as well, but think he will have to use a lot more persuasion and less force if they aren’t going to succeed at bankrupting us. However Obama has tried less force and al Qaeda has started to respond in kind trying to limit the victim’s in the way of their primary attacks.
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Richard Kane (Philadelphia)
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