[Linux-aus] Mental trauma is real (was Re: Seeking feedback - EFA Citizens Not Suspects campaign)

Russell Coker russell at coker.com.au
Sat Jun 15 23:57:47 EST 2013

On Sat, 15 Jun 2013, Peter Lawler <linux-aus at bleeter.id.au> wrote:
> On 15/06/13 22:35, Russell Coker wrote:
> > On Sat, 15 Jun 2013, Peter Lawler <linux-aus at bleeter.id.au> wrote:
> >> Mental trauma is as real as physical trauma. To even allude to the idea
> >> - let alone spell out - that mental trauma cannot ever be a genuinely
> >> debilitating condition is deeply, *DEEPLY*, offensive.
> > 
> > Your emotional arguments have not convinced me that white collar crime is
> > more serious than violent crime such as bank robberies.
> I never said it was more, or less, serious.
> I'd tell you to learn to read, as well as restate the case about mental
> health, but clearly your head is so heavily jammed up your arse there's
> no point.

Below is my original quote where I disagree with David.  If you would like to 
discuss this without the abuse and respond to what I actually wrote instead of 
what you imagine then we can do so.

On Fri, 14 Jun 2013, Russell Coker <russell at coker.com.au> wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Jun 2013, David Lyon <david.lyon at hackerpads.com> wrote:
> > For example, white-collar crime now well exceeds bank robberies by
> > volume.
> This isn't relevant to the issue of data collection.  But I think that
> white  collar crime isn't such a problem for society.  Do you know anyone
> who's unable to work because of the trauma of white-collar crime?  I've
> met two people on disability pensions from being the victims of armed
> robbery.

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