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Seems the 2011 Tuscon Shooting has kicked Wikileaks off the front page over the past week. And for good reason. It was a rather singular action, with resonant meaning for America.

Reading the coverage, it seems clear once again that this nation is incapable of subtle, grey-shaded, ambiguous thinking. Is Jared Lee Loughner politically left or right? Is the root cause of the shooting Loughner’s schizophrenia, the violent political rhetoric of the far right, or the too easy availability of semi-automatic guns?

How about a little bit of all of the above, and even more. Including the elephant sitting in the room that no one in the mass media is mentioning.

Here’s the question that I’d like to see answered: Was Jared Loughner on SSRIs?

Because if he was (and I’ll bet my left nut he was), that would fit him in nicely with all of the other crazy shootings that have plagued this country since  SSRIs began hitting our cabinets in the early 1990s.

Go spend an hour on ssristories.com. That site is to SSRI-driven mass murder what the Complete 9/11 Timeline is to 9/11. The latter site is simply a compilation of news stories appearing in the press the world over, concerning 9/11. Spend a few hours reading various press stories on that site, and you might come to the conclusion that there is a lot about 9/11 that never made it to the nightly network news.

Do the same on SSRI Stories, and you can’t help but wonder: Are SSRIs like Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft et al actually one of the root causes of crazy mass shootings like the one in Tuscon?

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