- Aug 3, 2015
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Well if I was trying to solve a problem then I wouldn't want to skew my bias. That's not going to help arrive at possible solutions. If there is a hole in the road that is 10 feet, then the solution to getting over or around that hole doesn't need to be skewed by "I think it's 8 feet or someone thinks it's 11 feet, or someone thinks it's 9 feet." Once the facts are there then people can look at possible solutions and their associated challenges.And then skew the results to whatever bias you are trying to sell.
Like the questions I'm asking lklawson are being asked because I want to know what he thinks vs me making assumptions about what he thinks or about what position he thinks. For example, We look at monitoring a different way. Which is important because if there's a possible solution through monitoring then our perception of what involves monitoring will affect how we see the solution. If he knows what I consider monitoring and I know what he considers monitoring then we can come closer to what may work and what doesn't
Yes, and for me. I'm in the process of saving up for a new fence as the current fence is not the best example of a quality fence anymore. It's old and falling apart and it's probably more of a risk for minor injury due to the splitting wood or rusted metal that is keeping it together. Not sure when that project will happen, I just know when I save the money, that all of it will be replaced. I was thinking about putting one up myself, but I really don't want to use my time in that manner. Good thing there are people who are good at it and do it for service. Our pool cover was replaced 2 or 3 years ago. That's still good and we made sure that there are no other flaws that would basically form a hole into it.Or pool fences. Would be an analogy.
The difficulty in that is that people who aren't suicidal today may be suicidal down the road. Same with mental health in terms of biological changes in mental capacity. A person can be fine in their 60's and then have normal age related mental deterioration. But even then a person doesn't have to be old. I went to a school where I knew a guy that forgot to take his medicine. I didn't know he even was on medicine until one night he ran through the dorm naked and knocked on doors (co-ed dorm). 12 hours ago he seemed fined. 12+ hours later. Not so much. He had a mental break down in the past and was taking medicine to balance out. He stopped taking medicine and that's when things got crazy for him. It's going to be difficult tell if someone is suicidal unless they are open about it.The takeaway is that people who are suicidal shouldn't have ready access to firearms.