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    Re: The Brain of a Bomber: Did Damage Caused By Boxing Play a Role in the Boston Bomb

    What surprises me is the majority of terrorists/suicide bombers are middle class, and educated..


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    Re: The Brain of a Bomber: Did Damage Caused By Boxing Play a Role in the Boston Bomb

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    What a dumb comment.

    The same experience can affect different people in different ways. This is true for many things including brain damage. This is why 100 football players can get hit in the head for their entire career, 90 of them will come out fine and 10 of them will come out with brain damage that causes neurological disorders, violence, depression or other problems.

    The same is true for boxing. It is possible that brain damage from boxing could have impacted Tamerlan's decision-making process. Such damage would not have been the only, or even the main, factor contributing to his behavior. Nonetheless, to diminish the potential that brain damage had an influence because boxers don't consistently bomb things is such an intellectually weak and preposterous argument.
    You'd think though, that there would be at least one or two boxers who became terrorists. Plus, at his age and level, his brain hadn't taken nearly the beating that others' have.


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    Re: The Brain of a Bomber: Did Damage Caused By Boxing Play a Role in the Boston Bomb

    Watching liberals attempt to circumvent the obvious is absolutely comical...

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    Re: The Brain of a Bomber: Did Damage Caused By Boxing Play a Role in the Boston Bomb

    Quote Originally Posted by aseidner View Post
    Perhaps it was a contributing factor, but the question in my mind is: Did brain damage alter his thought patterns to make him more violent and more susceptible to buying into extremist ideologies instead of being rational, or was he just a violent person to begin with and boxing was just an outlet for this violent tendency?
    The question that it brought to my mind was: did he box willingly of his own volition and consent?

    If so, and even if it can be demonstrated that traumatic brain injury suffered in boxing contributed in some way to the mass murder he commited, I would still argue that his actions are entirely his fault and responsibility and that his boxing is in no way a mitigating circumstance.

    If I go out and drink a fifth of whisky, drive a car, and kill three people, I don't get to say, "Not my fault, I was drunk".

    Same thing here.

    If recreational behaviors that he voluntarially participated in played some role in his actions he doesn't get to say, "Not my fault, I was punch drunk".

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    Re: The Brain of a Bomber: Did Damage Caused By Boxing Play a Role in the Boston Bomb

    The sort of brain injuries that boxing can cause are consistent with a lack of self-control and poor judgement
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    Re: The Brain of a Bomber: Did Damage Caused By Boxing Play a Role in the Boston Bomb

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The sort of brain injuries that boxing can cause are consistent with a lack of self-control and poor judgement
    Harry Reid was a boxer.

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    Re: The Brain of a Bomber: Did Damage Caused By Boxing Play a Role in the Boston Bomb

    Actually, the author might be on to something - Harry Reid used to box didn't he?

    And I think they better check out Mohammed Ali - possible co-conspirator.

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    Re: The Brain of a Bomber: Did Damage Caused By Boxing Play a Role in the Boston Bomb

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Harry Reid was a boxer.
    Well done - your left hook was faster than mine!!

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    Re: The Brain of a Bomber: Did Damage Caused By Boxing Play a Role in the Boston Bomb

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    What surprises me is the majority of terrorists/suicide bombers are middle class, and educated..
    So you should love Republicans right, because aren't they trying to destroy the middle class and cut education budgets??

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    Re: The Brain of a Bomber: Did Damage Caused By Boxing Play a Role in the Boston Bomb

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Actually, the author might be on to something - Harry Reid used to box didn't he?

    And I think they better check out Mohammed Ali - possible co-conspirator.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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