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Sharper -- Pembroke Pines? Holy schmoley, that's a pretty small neighborhood. I'ts more known in my mind for Canadian snowbirds than high IQ dark skinned people. Do you have a reference for your assertion? I'm personally intererested because it's about 5 miles down the road from where my sailboat is right now. Plus it's where a friend of mine lived when she was in the escort business.

Jeez, what's next? "Optimism Bias and My First Kiss"?

As an avid reader, I have to say I'm enjoying the personal revelations. They have much in common with certain varieties of religious exuberance. In fact the whole sequence has the feel of an Olde Tyme Rationalist Revival.

But butt smacking recollections from summer camp? Surely there has to be a line somewhere.

In the Bahamas the homicide rate is about 15 times greater than the suicide rate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_homicide_rate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_suicide_rate

Some of this may stem from cultural reluctance to identify suicide as such... but I think the majority of it is simply the mark of a violent society.

BTW, I love the Bahamas, I spend 9 months a year sailing there. It may be a troubled paradise, but nonetheless it remains a paradise.