The Insanity of the Defense

The Insanity of the Defense I. The Insanity Defense “It is an ill thing to knock against a deaf-mute, an imbecile, or a minor. He that wounds them is culpable, but if they wound him they are not culpable.” (Mishna, Babylonian Talmud) If mental illness is culture-dependent and mostly serves as an organizing social principle – what should we make of the insanity defense (NGRI- Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity)? A person is held not responsible for his criminal actions if s/he cannot tell right from wrong (“lacks substantial capacity either to appreciate the criminality (wrongfulness) of his conduct” – diminished capacity), did not intend to act the way he did (absent “mens rea”) and/or could not control his …

Manage Your Back Pain Better By Reading These Tips (5)

Manage Your Back Pain Better By Reading These Tips Anyone who has had to live with the discomfort and inconvenience of chronic back pain, will tell you that it’s no cakewalk. This condition can range from mildly uncomfortable to absolutely agonizing. Fortunately, this handpicked selection of tips and tricks will offer insight into some of your options for treating and living with back pain. Sitting with knees level or higher than your hips can throw your back out of alignment and cause back pain, so sit with your knees lower than your hips. If you have an old saggy sofa, think about trading it in for something with more support. Proper posture can stop back pain in its tracks. If …

A home remedy to stop snoring – throat and tongue exercise!

A home remedy to stop snoring – throat and tongue exercise! Recent reports on health relate snoring to chronic daily headache. It is because people who snore are either deeply bothered by it or is bothering other people. When a person snores, he could experience getting up in the middle of the night because of his own noise. And since sleep is the only time when the body recharges for new energy, sleepless nights can cause a lousy next day. Unable to rest well can also result to chronic headaches. Because snoring already affects the health, it must be given remedy before its effects worsen. There are simple and easy to follow exercises which can help reduce or eradicate snoring. …

The Truth Behind Belly Energies and Psychic Abilities

The Truth Behind Belly Energies and Psychic Abilities Communications from spirit Guides and ghosts is somewhat of a mystery to most of us, but yet there are those who say they can openly communicate with other-worldly beings they call Guides and ghosts. There are a variety of ways in which a Guide or a departed spirit can communicate with a medium or psychic. Often these communications are through what is called the “clair senses.” Clair senses is a collective word, meaning that the Guides’ communication can utilize any of the following types of psychic sensitivity which co-mingles the physical body’s normal five senses. The five sense and the clair sense involved are: Clairaudience Clairaudience are perceive sounds (or words) that …