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> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Vincent Campbell <email@example.com>
> > > With Phillips-like research, in which such views are rooted, the 100%
> > > increase in people flying a plane into a building deliberately would
> > > proof of cause and effect, but I see no evidence of this. Paul
> > > such copy-cat attempts pretty soon after the original attack, but
> > > months on there has been this one case. How long does media coverage
> > > resonate with audiences with contagious effect? In other words what
> > the
> > > period in which such contagions remain powerful? Is it only on
> > > exposure, does it seep into people to reemerge weeks, months, years
> > or
> > > what? There's no coherence to this kind of contagion idea to my mind.
> > Hi everyone,
> > I do agree with Vincent here !
> > I find it very odd that after such a long period of time, a yound lad
> > the
> > idea to crash a plane into a building !
> > On Belgium TV, already the views with contempt were spread, the boy
> > was sick, he was insane, he got a low intelligence profile, he was
> > desperate,
> > that kind of nonsens.
> > Like I said in an earlier post, it all can come down to childsplay. Even
> > ' proof ' of being influenced by bin Laden, the suicide- note... like I
> > said,
> > we do anything do discharge the child from any responsibility.
> > No the kid was not insane, he was under influence of bin Laden !
> > In my mind, the real contaigon agent, is the fact that another plane
> > into a building. The mere idea of fear transmitted itself throughtout
> > world.
> > Intangibled with the constructions of what happened on the 9/ 11 the
> > gens of fear spread. The captivating idea of crashing planes into
> > is IMO not the contaigon that sweeped across the land.
> > Read Stephen E Ross,
> > http://www.annals.org/issues/v131n11/full/199912070-00019.html
> > Regards,
> > Kenneth
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