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Question by : How many states in the US out of 50 use their death penalty for non-fatal road rage assaults?
Are there any states in the US that use their death penalty for assaulting someone in a road rage?
(even if the assault is not fatal but still hurt the victim)?

Best answer:

Answer by Kenneth
None.

The death penalty can ONLY be used, in every State, for capital or 1st Degree murder charges.

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Question by : Why do slow drivers get angry and discover there gas pedal after being cut off?
I don’t like drive behind jerks that get some kind of power trip out of stopping at a stop sign for 10 seconds and driving 20mph and I cut them off time. Every time these drivers become angry and all the sudden discover they have a gas pedal. If they don’t want to be cut off why don’t they learn how to drive the speed limit and spend the correct amount of time at stop signs? Why should they be angry?

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Answer by inthewerks
Maybe because people DO NOT like getting cut off about as much as you DO NOT like driving behind slow people. If you have anger issues while driving and feel you need to cut people off, maybe you should ride a bicycle instead of driving. Cutting people off is a sign of road rage and I hope I never share a street with you.

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Question by old yellowcake: Do people with road rage ever get better?
I know it doesn’t matter how much therapy a spouse beater/abuser gets, they generally don’t get better. But what about people with rage issues? I would also like to know if most of them are actually happy in their lives? Do they go home to a loving family and have zillions of friends, or do they lash out at strangers because they are miserable socially disconnected people?

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Answer by Gorkbark Porkduke Gefunken Fubar
No, they get worse until one day they cause a fatality and are sentenced to jail. They are very angry people who are angry with their lives. For example, if their wife refuses to give them sex one night they will go out the next day and cut someone off at an exit ramp and create a physical confrontation over it until police are called.

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Do You Want to Stop Getting Angry or to Stop Swearing?

I was watching a couple of episodes of “Fawlty Towers” last night and was struck as always by John Cleese’s ability to portray extreme frustration in a really funny manner. Everyone these days seems to have a shorter fuse than in the past. Is this because we are less controlled or because the way in which we live our lives inevitably leads to more frustration, more anger and more swearing?

I wrote an article a few years ago about the number of people who do “Basil Fawlty impressions” whilst on the golf course. This is a clear case of your own thoughts and expectations leading to tension, frustration and anger. No-one else has caused this pressure; the golf course and the weather are not conspiring together to destroy your day. You created your own anger through your own thoughts, and so if you want to stop getting angry on the golf course you have to learn to control your thoughts.

Then there’s the number of “road rage” cases these days. I even noticed a couple of years ago a special hotline being advertised for people to call to complain about the number of traffic cones on the motorway; apparently this service was available to try to let drivers vent the anger and frustration which they were experiencing as a result of road works. Too many accidents were being caused by angry drivers either not paying attention to their driving or just becoming too angry to drive competently.

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This is what happens when you become angry; you become incompetent because your anger stops you from thinking clearly. A red mist does quite literally take over your mind – the higher cortical regions of your brain are effectively bypassed as the primitive emotional regions take over. It is important to learn how to change state, to be able to step back from this emotional fog to then be able to once again think clearly and productively.

Not only is it noticeable how many people seem to get angry at the slightest thing, it is also noticeable how freely so many of us swear. I have even had client’s book hypnotherapy sessions to aid them in stopping swearing because swearing has become such an automatic habit.

I’m glad that these people had the presence of mind to take steps to change their habit. It is not nice to be the person on the receiving end of anger, frustration or swearing, but neither is it comfortable or good for the health and well being of the person whose temper is bubbling over.

It has been shown that water subjected to swearing or angry tonality will form ice crystals which are uneven and jagged, whilst water subjected to calm words and tonality form beautiful, symmetrical and delicate crystals. Considering that the human body is made up of a rather large percentage of water, can you imagine the impact upon your own health and well being if you waste your time and energy on anger, tension, frustration and swearing?

If you want to stop swearing or to stop getting angry then you need to learn to control your mind and this can be done with the help of hypnosis downloads. Hypnosis is a state of relaxation and in learning hypnosis you learn how to change state in an instant. Hypnosis allows access to your subconscious mind and so you can change instinctive patterns of behavior, or habits, easily and effortlessly.

Allowing yourself to get angry is a learned habitual response. Allowing yourself to swear is also a habit which you have leaned. Hypnosis downloads can be used at home to quickly and easily change habits. It’s better for your health and well being to learn to control your anger, and also better for everyone around you.

Roseanna Leaton, specialist in hypnosis downloads to stop swearing and to stop getting angry.

 

With a degree in psychology and qualifications in hypnotherapy, NLP and sports psychology, Roseanna Leaton is one of the leading practitioners of self-improvement. You can get a free hypnosis download from http://www.RoseannaLeaton.com and peruse her extensive library of hypnosis downloads for hypnosis empowerment.


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Question by the who: Why is there so much anger and hostility in our society today?
Road rage, anger, people with agendas, just unhappy people, miserable people..disgruntled people, nasty people. There is goodness too yeah but…the anger and hostility are insane! at least in the NJ and NYC area where I’m from. Is there a reason for this, or do some people just suck and that’s all there is to it?

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Answer by Rare Rose™
My reasoning and from being a New Yorker myself is because of the economy, everything is so expensive these days, with that being said there’s more robberies and killing going on, as well as shitty service (MTA & NJ Transit etc.) for such high prices. I try not to let it affect me, by hardly watching the news, the media now-a-days is so dramatic, it would bring anybody down. & last but not least there’s always the fact that people always compete with each other and worry about the wrong things (material things), you know spend more than what they make, get into debt and become stressed.

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Question by ♫ Sweet Honesty ♫: How do you combat your road rage?
I get terrible road rage! I’m 8 months pregnant and I don’t think it’s a good idea for a mother to be driving like a madwoman with a baby in the car. What techniques do you use to keep your cool?

Best answer:

Answer by Eileen J
Just assume they are beginners or are having car trouble, and be glad you aren’ them!

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Do You Want to Stop Getting Angry or to Stop Swearing?

I was watching a couple of episodes of “Fawlty Towers” last night and was struck as always by John Cleese’s ability to portray extreme frustration in a really funny manner. Everyone these days seems to have a shorter fuse than in the past. Is this because we are less controlled or because the way in which we live our lives inevitably leads to more frustration, more anger and more swearing?

I wrote an article a few years ago about the number of people who do “Basil Fawlty impressions” whilst on the golf course. This is a clear case of your own thoughts and expectations leading to tension, frustration and anger. No-one else has caused this pressure; the golf course and the weather are not conspiring together to destroy your day. You created your own anger through your own thoughts, and so if you want to stop getting angry on the golf course you have to learn to control your thoughts.

Then there’s the number of “road rage” cases these days. I even noticed a couple of years ago a special hotline being advertised for people to call to complain about the number of traffic cones on the motorway; apparently this service was available to try to let drivers vent the anger and frustration which they were experiencing as a result of road works. Too many accidents were being caused by angry drivers either not paying attention to their driving or just becoming too angry to drive competently.

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This is what happens when you become angry; you become incompetent because your anger stops you from thinking clearly. A red mist does quite literally take over your mind – the higher cortical regions of your brain are effectively bypassed as the primitive emotional regions take over. It is important to learn how to change state, to be able to step back from this emotional fog to then be able to once again think clearly and productively.

Not only is it noticeable how many people seem to get angry at the slightest thing, it is also noticeable how freely so many of us swear. I have even had client’s book hypnotherapy sessions to aid them in stopping swearing because swearing has become such an automatic habit.

I’m glad that these people had the presence of mind to take steps to change their habit. It is not nice to be the person on the receiving end of anger, frustration or swearing, but neither is it comfortable or good for the health and well being of the person whose temper is bubbling over.

It has been shown that water subjected to swearing or angry tonality will form ice crystals which are uneven and jagged, whilst water subjected to calm words and tonality form beautiful, symmetrical and delicate crystals. Considering that the human body is made up of a rather large percentage of water, can you imagine the impact upon your own health and well being if you waste your time and energy on anger, tension, frustration and swearing?

If you want to stop swearing or to stop getting angry then you need to learn to control your mind and this can be done with the help of hypnosis downloads. Hypnosis is a state of relaxation and in learning hypnosis you learn how to change state in an instant. Hypnosis allows access to your subconscious mind and so you can change instinctive patterns of behavior, or habits, easily and effortlessly.

Allowing yourself to get angry is a learned habitual response. Allowing yourself to swear is also a habit which you have leaned. Hypnosis downloads can be used at home to quickly and easily change habits. It’s better for your health and well being to learn to control your anger, and also better for everyone around you.

Roseanna Leaton, specialist in hypnosis downloads to stop swearing and to stop getting angry.

 

With a degree in psychology and qualifications in hypnotherapy, NLP and sports psychology, Roseanna Leaton is one of the leading practitioners of self-improvement. You can get a free hypnosis download from http://www.RoseannaLeaton.com and peruse her extensive library of hypnosis downloads for hypnosis empowerment.


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Road Rage and the Life

Road rage,as the phrase itself is telling, conveys the meaning to drive with anger. The phrase has been collected into the vocabulary of Oxford Dictionary, describing the angry state which is caused by the pressures and setbacks when driving through a traffic jam.Persons who are suffering from road rage usually have the pulse to be aggressive, and sometimes the innocent passengers can be even harmed.

In the modern society, the car has been a kind of common transportation tools, so it is no wonder that road rage has been a common psychological disease throughout the world.

According to the latest data released by a researching center, there are about 5% to 7%, namely, 1,600 million drivers who have the symptoms of being road ragers in the United States. This research was done after interviewing 9,282 American adults during the period 2001 to 2003. This research also shows that the bus drivers and the taxi drivers are more likely to have this kind of  disease, the rate of which is up to 30%.

In 2007, a tragedy happening in Moscow caused the attention of the world: a taxi driver shot three passers-by to death, just because that the driver was badly annoyed at the low speed of them when walking through the street. Since then, the road rage became an official phrase in media as well as in these language teaching materials.

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In most cases, the road ragers may have the following five immature inner activities when they are driving:

1. Even if there is enough time and no need to hurry up, the road ragers will still set a expected and specific time to reach the destination.

2. The road ragers are fond of overtaking other cars, and they will be easily affected in the driving process.

3.The road ragers don’t want others to overtake themselves. What is more, they will try every means to stop others from overtaking them.

4. If the drivers nearby have done something improper, the road ragers will show their unsatisfied and angry look directly on their faces, even if these conductions have nothing to do with their driving.

5. Feeling that they have been insulted, the road ragers will have the urge to do the revenges, and it is often hard to control.

The road rage thing actually conveys some sort of philosophy in our daily life. We are often exhausted by these pressures and hardships from our jobs or from these complicated social relationships. Sometimes life is so difficult that we feel we can not bear them anymore.

However, life keeps on going and what we should do is to adjust ourselves to the changeable situations, instead of dealing with them negatively or just running away from them. We should learn to be calm and be considerate, taking others’situation into account.

For instance, listening to the music with your Bluetooth stereo headset in your own place is a good way to calm down.It will take you to a world in which everything seems to be simple and easy. Then you will find that life is still generous to us, for we still have the ability to enjoy the beautiful things in this lovely world. Nothing will be our obstacles on the way forward.

 


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UPDATE: Video | Riots rage in Athens as parliament votes for more austerity
Greek parliament has voted for austerity measures which will amount to a 156 billion euro bailout. Greek parliament has just voted by a slim majority for the austerity package. Financial markets were bracing themselves for the news and their impact on the markets.
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share: digg facebook twitter Orange police arrived to the scene of the accident on westbound Interstate 10 just before 2 a.m. Officers found a pickup truck smashed between the median and an 18-wheeler, whose driver had been shot in the leg, said Capt. Cliff Hargrave. According to Hargrave, the pickup truck driver said the 18-wheeler ran into him during a bout of road rage, so he shot the 18 …
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Huge protests grip Syria; 14 killed in clashes
BASSEM MROUE Associated Press BEIRUT Hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded cities around Syria on Friday in what activists described as the largest outpouring against the regime of President Bashar Assad and a powerful message of the opposition’s resolve. At least 14 people were killed in various clashes, activists said. The wildfire rage — flaring in dozens of places at the same time …
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As protests rage, Greek parliament passes austerity bill to avoid default
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Question by Sarah C: What makes a person chronically angry- and is there a cure for anger?
I know someone who is always angry to some extent, even when rejoicing in a good moment.
Is there a way to kill the anger?

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Answer by KILLAH CAM
Dealing with angry people in our society is becoming increasingly challenging. Some days, it seems anger surrounds us at home, in the workplace, on the roadways, and at sports events. It is easy to get caught up in an escalating spiral of angry exchanges which usually upsets everyone and does nothing to improve communication or solve the problem at hand.

As an alternative, this survival guide is designed to provide practical tips on how to deal with two types of angry people in your life: (1) explosive people who might be dangerous and (2) people who are chronically angry toward you.

PART 1- EIGHT TIPS TO DEAL WITH EXPLOSIVE PERSONS WHO CONFRONT YOU: DEFUSING POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SITUATIONS:

1.Do not respond in kind. Hostility often begets more hostility.

Respond instead with a non-hostile message to defuse people who are behaving in a hostile manner toward you. The classic example of this is in when simple inconsiderate driving or even aggressive driving suddenly escalates into road rage due to two drivers ratcheting up hostility in response to the other’s hostile acts, words, or gestures.

Please remember that in these and other hostile situations, you contribute somewhat to the outcome by your decision to return hostility or not.

2.Take their upset seriously and validate their feelings.

Listen to what they have to say and hear them out; ignoring them or minimizing their feelings will tend to escalate their anger further. There have been untold numbers of workplace violence incidents that could have been averted had supervisors or managers listened with empathy to disgruntled employees rather than responding in an insensitive, or uncaring manner.

3.Never argue with someone when they are intoxicated.

When someone is drinking or intoxicated, this is no time to try to solve relationship or other problems (especially if you too have had a few drinks). A high percentage of angry confrontations as well spousal abuse arrests occur when drinking is involved by one or both partners. Drinking often impairs judgment, decreases inhibitions (resulting in saying things we don’t mean), and distorts your normally astute reasoning ability.

4.Respond to the feelings they are having- not the content of what they are saying.

Try to hear and respond to the underlying hurt or pain the person is experiencing underneath the angry words. Use statements such as “I can appreciate why you feel that way,” “It sounds like you are very angry right now,” “Many people feel the way you do.”

5.On roadway, don’t make eye contact with an aggressive driver.

This is the secret signal in the animal world to engage in combat and will frequently escalate things, sometimes into “road rage.” Just ignore aggressive drivers and stay out of their way.

6.Allow angry people to physically escape the situation.

Don’t block their way or prevent egress, or you may be putting yourself in a dangerous situation. Take off the heat rather than increasing the pressure! Don’t insist on solving the problem “now” when the other person is in an agitated state.

7.Don’t defend yourself by attacking back at them or their character flaws.

Defensiveness often escalates anger in the other person and, in fact, is one of the predictors of divorce, according to recent marital research. There is a time to present your side, but not when your partner is unable to hear it due to his or her anger.

8.Don’t try to solve an emotional issue with logical arguments.

Trying to diffuse an angry person with overwhelming evidence of their thinking errors or mistakes in logic, or facts to the contrary, or reasons for why they shouldn’t feel the way they do, or why they should feel differently – usually makes the situation worse.

Part 2- HOW TO DEAL WITH PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE WHO ARE CHRONICALLY ANGRY TOWARD YOU.

1.Consider changing your behavior that triggers their anger.

Sometimes the most practical thing to do is to change whatever it is that triggers anger in people close to you. Not that you should go overboard on this, but simple changes can do a lot, especially if they don’t lower your self-esteem or don’t “cost” you a lot to change.

2.Think about terminating the relationship.

Truth is, some relationships we get involved in are so “toxic” that it is self-abusive to continue in them or to try and repair them. At times, you need to protect yourself from people in your life who create an atmosphere that is not good for your well-being.

3.Limit your time spent with them.

If terminating the relationship is too drastic of a step, consider simply limiting the time you spend with toxic people in your life. Decide you can put up with the person several times a year at the family Christmas party, for instance, or that you will be tolerant toward your angry ex-spouse once a week for the sake of your children.

4.Ask them directly why they are often appear angry toward you.

A straight line is the shor

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