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  • Family Confirms UCSB Shooter Is Son of Hunger Games Asst. Director

    05/24/2014 11:33:37 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 92 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 5/24/14 | Matt Wilstein
    Reports have now confirmed that alleged UC Santa Barbara shooting suspect Elliot Rodger is the son of Peter Rodger, a filmmaker who worked as an assistant director on The Hunger Games. According to ABC News, Peter Rodger’s attorney, Alan Schifman, confirmed that the shooter
  • 7 Dead in "Mass Murder" Drive-By Shootings Near UC Santa Barbara

    05/24/2014 9:29:58 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 108 replies
    NBCLOSANGELES.COM ^ | Saturday, May 24, 2014 Updated 8:50 PDT | Christina Cocca and Samia Khan
    A gunman in a black BMW opened fire on crowds of people Friday night in a Southern California seaside town near UC Santa Barbara, killing six people and injuring seven others in what investigators described as a "mass murder" rampage. The gunman was later involved in at least one shootout with sheriff's deputies and died of a gunshot wound to the head, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said at a Saturday morning news conference. He could not confirm whether the gunshot was self-inflicted. Seven victims were hospitalized and at least one of them had undergone surgery for life-threatening injuries,...
  • A Shrink Asks: What's Wrong with Obama?

    06/10/2010 11:09:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 411 replies · 7,706+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    So what is the matter with Obama? Conservatives have been asking this question for some time. I've written a number of articles trying to solve the mystery.   Even some liberals are starting to wonder. James Carville railed about Obama's blasé attitude after the catastrophic oil spill. The New York Times' Maureen Dowd revamped Obama's "Yes We Can" motto into "Will We Ever?" The liberal women of the TV show "The View" have expressed sympathy for Michelle Obama's living with a man so out of touch. Peggy Noonan, hardly a vehement Obama foe,  recently pronounced him disconnected.  Obama's odd mannerisms intrigue...
  • Is Your Child Autistic?

    01/04/2010 7:32:01 AM PST · by blackandgoldfan · 59 replies · 1,534+ views
    The Right Stuff ^ | January 4, 2010 | Denise Clark
    As many of you know, I'm the mom of two autistic kids. While I've been blessed that they are high-functioning, it has been and continues to be something we struggle with. It can be exhausting. The last statistics I had read about the prevelance of autism spectrum disorders placed the number at 1 in every 100 kids. That's staggering. Could you imagine the outcry from the gay community if this was AIDS we were talking about? But yet the Washington DC voices remain silent.
  • Prosecutor's Law License Suspended Over Explicit Photos Shown to Drunk Teens' Parents

    01/21/2009 5:25:36 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 57 replies · 1,809+ views
    National Law Journal ^ | 1-21-09 | Leigh Jones
    A prosecutor in Kansas has failed to block the suspension of his law license by arguing that his alleged Asperger Syndrome played a part in his decision to show sexually explicit photos of drunken teens at a party to their parents. The Supreme Court of Kansas on Friday suspended Anderson County Attorney Frederick Campbell, 49, from practice for six months. The court concluded that he violated attorney ethics rules when he attempted to demonstrate to a group of parents the dangers of teenage drinking by presenting them with photos of teens drinking and engaging in sexual intercourse.
  • I Love Freepmail (Vanity)

    09/08/2007 4:39:02 PM PDT · by gotribe · 53 replies · 1,242+ views
    Vanity | 09/08/07 | gotribe
    Ahh...my first vanity. Posting a little Freepmail sent to me from someone whose account apparently has been banned. My question is: if eihwaz13 is banned, how can eihwaz13 still post Freepmail? .... Re: Cops: Boy slashed L-S High classmate to death From eihwaz13 | 09/08/2007 1:18:32 AM EDT read Your go off on this Kid John Odgren with a disability on which you know anything about “Aspergers Disorder” for killing a fellow student which treated him cruelly, teased repeatedly few time a week at school. You a piece of shit over the internet express your opinion by degrading, verbally abusing...
  • Cops: Boy slashed L-S High classmate to death

    01/20/2007 12:29:06 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 62 replies · 2,940+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/20/07 | Laura Crimaldi and Norman Miller
    A family that moved to Sudbury to put their kids in a “safe” school lost their straight-A son to a knife-slashing teen misfit yesterday in a crime that turned a haven for learning into a scene of numbing horror, officials said. Prosecutors say the death of James F. Alenson, 15, allegedly at the hands of John Odgren, 16, in a bathroom at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School yesterday before the first bell, was a premeditated act by a troubled teen who will be tried as an adult. “They had just moved there in September - they moved there to be in...
  • Students on the Spectrum

    11/06/2006 9:32:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 726+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 5, 2006 | ABIGAIL SULLIVAN MOORE
    A Dream Not Denied VALERIE KAPLAN has an aptitude for math, and scored a perfect 1600 on her SAT. When her high school classmates applauded the announcement at lunch, she was pleased. But less obvious signals — a raised eyebrow or impatient glance at a watch — elude her. In an advanced course at Carnegie Mellon called “Building Virtual Worlds,” that problem caused classmates to sideline her in group projects. And during a critical meeting to win approval for her customized major, electronic art, she intently circled the freckles on her arm with a marker. Miss Kaplan’s behavioral quirks are...
  • Autism's Parent Trap

    06/05/2006 11:52:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies · 1,129+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 5, 2006 | CAMMIE McGOVERN
    IN recent weeks, three stories have hit the news with grimly similar plotlines: parents accused of killing their autistic children. On April 12, in Hull, England, Alison Davies and her 12-year-old son, Ryan, fell to their deaths from a bridge over the River Humber, in an apparent murder-suicide. (A note was found in Ms. Davies's kitchen.) On May 14, in Albany, Ore., Christopher DeGroot, 19, was trapped inside a burning apartment. He died in a Portland hospital five days later, and his parents are charged with murder, accused of locking their son in the apartment alone. And on the same...
  • Report: Orange County gunman was social outcast, even on the Internet

    11/06/2005 2:49:58 PM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies · 384+ views
    AP ^ | 11/6/5
    LOS ANGELES - The Orange County man who killed two neighbors and then turned a shotgun on himself desperately sought friends on the Internet but was ridiculed for his sometimes angry and bizarre messages. William Freund, 19, had no more success finding companionship online than he had in high school, where his poor social skills made him the butt of cruelty. In the wake of last week's rampage, Tiffany Key, Freund's former high school classmate, wondered via the Internet: "Think about your interactions with him. Were they positive? Or were you one of those kids that made his life hell?...
  • An Answer, but Not a Cure, for a Social Disorder

    04/28/2004 7:27:12 PM PDT · by 68skylark · 35 replies · 648+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 29, 2004 | AMY HARMON
    Last July, Steven Miller, a university librarian, came across an article about a set of neurological conditions he had never heard of called autistic spectrum disorders. By the time he finished reading, his face was wet with tears. "This is me," Mr. Miller remembers thinking in the months of eager research that followed. "To read about it and feel that I'm not the only one, that maybe it's O.K., maybe it's just a human difference, was extremely emotional. In a way it has changed everything, even though nothing has changed." Mr. Miller, 49, who excels at his job but finds...
  • The Disability Movement Turns to Brains

    05/08/2004 9:56:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 87 replies · 483+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 9, 2004 | AMY HARMON
    NEURODIVERSITY FOREVER NO sooner was Peter Alan Harper, 53, given the diagnosis of attention deficit disorder last year than some of his family members began rolling their eyes. To him, the diagnosis explained the sense of disorganization that caused him to lose track of projects and kept him from completing even minor personal chores like reading his mail. But to others, said Mr. Harper, a retired journalist in Manhattan, it seems like one more excuse for his inability to "take care of business." He didn't care. "The thing about A.D.D. is how much it affects your self-esteem,'' Mr. Harper said....
  • Answer, but No Cure, for a Social Disorder That Isolates Many

    04/29/2004 12:06:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 193 replies · 2,830+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 29, 2004 | AMY HARMON
    Last July, Steven Miller, a university librarian, came across an article about a set of neurological conditions he had never heard of called autistic spectrum disorders. By the time he finished reading, his face was wet with tears. "This is me," Mr. Miller remembers thinking in the minutes and months of eager research that followed. "To read about it and feel that I'm not the only one, that maybe it's O.K., maybe it's just a human difference, was extremely emotional. In a way it has changed everything, even though nothing has changed." Mr. Miller, 49, who excels at his job...
  • Rush was RUDE today!!!!!!

    04/29/2004 11:58:44 AM PDT · by pollywog · 353 replies · 976+ views
    Rush Limbaugh | 4/29/04 | myself
    I am SO ANGRY at Rush Limbaugh right now!! In his last segment he really bashed and basically made fun of people who have Autism or Asperger's Syndrome. He apparently has not done " his homework" on this one.He read from a article, but I didn't hear who had written it. My granddaughter and husband both suffer from Aspergers.It has been a very difficult journey for our daughter and son in law. Rush will get LOTS of angry emails concerning this!!!
  • Lifting the Veils of Autism, One by One by One

    02/23/2004 7:15:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies · 755+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 24, 2004 | ERICA GOODE
    He is blond and 3 years old, 33 pounds of compressed energy wrapped in OshKosh overalls. In an evaluation room at Yale's Child Study Center, he ignores Big Bird, pauses to watch the bubbles that a social worker blows through a wand, jumps up and down. But it is the two-way mirror that fascinates him, drawing him back to stare into the glass, to touch it, to lick it with his tongue. At 17 months, after several ear infections and a bout of the flu, the toddler's budding language skills began to deteriorate, his parents tell the evaluators. In the...
  • More and More Autism Cases, Yet Causes Are Much Debated

    01/26/2004 7:16:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 55 replies · 807+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 26, 2004 | ERICA GOODE
    No one disputes it. Cases of autism, the baffling and often devastating neurological disorder that strikes in early childhood, are rising sharply. In California alone, the number of children receiving special services for autism tripled from 1987 to 1998 and doubled in the four years after that. National figures tell a similar story. The upsurge has lent urgency to calls for more research on autism and more government spending to educate autistic children and has inspired federal officials, who late last year held an "autism summit" meeting in Washington, where they presented a 10-year plan of action. But what lies...
  • US port 'hit by UK hacker'

    10/06/2003 4:52:59 PM PDT · by Prodigal Son · 2 replies · 288+ views
    BBC ^ | October 6, 2003
    A computer hacker brought the systems of a major American port to a halt during a revenge attack on a fellow internet chatroom user, a court has heard. Aaron Caffrey, 19, allegedly hacked into the computer server at the Port of Houston in Texas in order to target a female chatroom user following an argument. It was claimed that the teenager intended to take the woman's computer offline by bombarding it with a huge amount of useless data, and he needed to use a number of other servers to be able to do so. Mr Caffrey, of Fairlane, Shaftesbury, Dorset,...