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THE POWER OF ONE ATTITUDE A little over fifty years ago a Johns Hopkins professor gave a group of graduate students this assignment: Go to the slums. Take 200 boys, between the ages of 12 and 16, and investigate their background and environment. Then predict their chances for the future. The students, after consulting social …

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IN OUR PLACE They tell the story about a great Russian tribal leader in the early days who had two laws. The first was that all the tribe were to love their parents and the second was they were not to steal. This man’s leadership and these laws made his tribe the greatest in all …

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MAFIOSO “Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies.” Woody Allen, in Campbell’s Notebook, Vol. IX, No. 3.

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HARMONICA CONCENTRATION Vitaly Korotich was six years old when the Nazis invaded the Ukraine. Like many Russian children, he witnessed daily atrocities that would put most people in a mental institution. He saw his father dragged off to a concentration camp, his mother regularly abused, and his sister ravaged by the soldiers of the occupation. …

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DISCIPLINE NEEDED “…In examining the overall effects of that period of time on our society, it seems we were wrong. The moral perversion that was unleashed on our nation has affected every area of our lives. The widespread use of ‘recreational’ drugs that became popular then is now out of control. Sexual liberties taken then …

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Television/Violence/Murder/Children/Behavior Influence/Media/Movies: TERRORIZED BY TELEVISION Five years ago Purdue University researcher Glenn Sparks surveyed five to seven year old kids in suburban Cleveland. Twenty percent said they’d seen “Friday the 13th”; 48 percent had seen “Poltergeist” – in almost all cases they’d watched them on cable. By the age of eighteen, the average American child …

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CRIME STATISTICS – An estimated 23,200 people were murdered in the United States last year (1990), a new record. – During the gulf air war, 24 Americans were killed in action; in the same period, there were 52 homicides in Dallas. – In Los Angeles, there is one police officer for every 417 citizens; in …

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