My mind is just rolling today. I'd like to express some opinions on child abuse. Foremost I am dead against child abuse. I find it very disturbing that people travel overseas to areas like Thailand, Costa Rica, etc. to have sex with children. And the child trade market is just as disturbing. I have always believed that punishment for these predators should be life in prison, period! No special treatment, no giving them a janitors job in the prison after 15 yrs. etc. I was abused as a child and it totally fucked my head up. I went through years of councelling to learn how to deal with the things that were happening in my life. Some people may be fortunate and not have any tramatic events after being raped or molested, but on the other hand, I'm sure there are some that were way more severe than my own experience. A child hasn't got the mentality to deal with this degree of engagement. These poor children from third world countries must be total basket cases. More than likely, thaey have no idea what a normal life is. Many I'm sure grow up thinking this is just a way of life and how they help support their families. If the United States ever passes a nationwide heath care coverage, I sure hope they include mental health care. I know a large percentage could use help anyway, but for more serious cases such as abuse, it could be life saving.