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  • Soon everyone may be “suffering” from a mental illness

    06/04/2016 9:26:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/4/16 | Doug Book
    The Malleus Maleficarum is a 15th century text which instructed Inquisitors in the proper methods of identifying, trying and executing witches. Many years ago, renowned psychiatrist Thomas Szasz (1920-2012) used the example of the Malleus to write: "In the days of the Malleus, if the physician could find no evidence of natural illness, he was expected to find evidence of witchcraft.” “Today,” continued Szasz, “…if he cannot diagnose organic illness, he is expected to diagnose mental illness." Szasz was joined by other psychiatrists and educators in believing that the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V” (DSM 5) published...
  • "If You Question Authority, You Are Mentally Ill", Report Finds

    01/21/2015 3:39:32 PM PST · by Rockitz · 62 replies ^ | 21 January, 2015 | Anonymous
    This post is about an issue that is by now a bit dated (though the topic as such certainly isn’t), but we have only just become aware of it and it seemed to us worth rescuing it from the memory hole. In late 2013, the then newest issue of the American Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM for short) defined a new mental illness, the so-called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. As informs us, the definition of this new mental illness essentially amounts to declaring any non-conformity and questioning of authority as a form of insanity. According...
  • NYT writer: Pedophilic attraction a ‘mental disability’ that should be protected in law

    10/09/2014 2:03:28 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 57 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/9/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    Pedophilia, in the sense of the persistent sexual attraction to children, is a disorder, not a crime, and deserves special protections in law. That’s the premise of a recent New York Times opinion piece by Rutgers law professor Margo Kaplan, who argues that “stigma” surrounding adults who are sexually attracted to children prevents them from seeking psychological help. As a result, Kaplan asserts, pedophiles should be protected by the same anti-discrimination laws that require society to accommodate other “disabilities.”“By some estimates, 1 percent of the male population continues, long after puberty, to find themselves attracted to prepubescent children. These people are...
  • Everyone on the Couch Today’s psychiatry undermines self-reliance and morality.

    12/15/2013 8:13:45 AM PST · by rey · 22 replies
    City Journal ^ | autumn 2013 | Theodore Dalrymple
    . . . The DSM is ultimately an instrument for weakening human resilience, self-reliance, fortitude, and resolve. It turns human beings into mechanisms, deprives their conduct of meaning, and makes them prey to entrepreneurs of human misery. . .
  • Normalizing pedophilia: Abolishing the age of consent

    11/13/2013 6:57:44 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11-12-13 | Jacqueline Laing
    After certain press criticism and a productive online backlash in the blogosphere, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is performing a gratifying volte-face in its use of the term sexual "orientation" for paedophilia. In its fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the APA has distinguished between paedophilic disorder and paedophilic orientation. Paedophilia-advocacy groups, like B4U-ACT, a grassroots lobby group, have long seen the declassification of paedophilia to the status of an "orientation" for “minor-attracted persons" (MAPs) to be a necessary means to their ends. The North American Man-Boy Love Association (and numerous international affiliates advocating...
  • American Psychiatric Association Reclassifies Pedophilia, Backtracks

    11/02/2013 6:08:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/2/2013 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    The American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) decision to once again reclassify pedophilia has led to further concerns that the professional organization is attempting to legitimize the disorder, paving the way for its defense and the recommendation of removal of age-of-consent laws.In a press release Friday, Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit organization that promotes the causes of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, and the family observed that in its newly published Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), APA “changed the classification of pedophilia from a ‘disorder’ to a ‘sexual orientation,’ but, following the public outcry, APA released...
  • YOU ARE CRAZY: New Psychiatric Guidelines Target Hoarding...and a Host of Other “Illnesses”

    05/23/2013 8:50:54 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 98 replies ^ | 21 MAY 2013 | Mac Slavo
    It’s not a stretch to suggest that Americans are over medicated. In 2011 doctors across the nation wrote an astounding four billion medical prescriptions, amounting to an average of 13 prescriptions for every man, woman and child in the United States. In the next few weeks the American Psychiatric Associations is releasing their updated fifth version their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5); the so-called ‘bible’ of psychiatric diagnoses. The new manual promises to take mental illness and the use of prescription drugs to a whole new level. You may not be considered “crazy” or “mentally ill” today,...
  • Meds aren't always the answer

    05/10/2013 8:57:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/10/13 | Michael D. Shaw
    “It is customary to define psychiatry as a medical specialty concerned with the study, diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses.” But according to prominent psychiatrist and academic Thomas Szasz MD (1920-2012) “…this is a worthless and misleading definition.” “Mental illness is a myth. Psychiatrists are not concerned with mental illnesses and their treatments. In actual practice they deal with personal, social, and ethical problems in living.” (1) Szasz write that “…the notion of a person ‘having a mental illness’ is scientifically crippling. It provides professional assent to a popular rationalization—namely that problems in living experienced and expressed in terms of...
  • Abnormal Is the New Normal: Why will half of the U.S. population have a diagnosable mental disorder?

    04/15/2013 8:28:25 AM PDT · by neverdem · 120 replies
    Slate ^ | April 12, 2013 | Robin S. Rosenberg
    Although fewer than 6 percent of American adults will have a severe mental illness in a given year, according to a 2005 study, many more—more than a quarter each year—will have some diagnosable mental disorder. That’s a lot of people. Almost 50 percent of Americans (46.4 percent to be exact) will have a diagnosable mental illness in their lifetimes, based on the previous edition, the DSM-IV. And the new manual will likely make it even "easier" to get a diagnosis. If we think of having a diagnosable mental illness as being under a tent, the tent seems pretty big. Huge,...
  • Are liberals/Democrats demonstrably mentally ill?

    03/12/2013 8:41:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/12/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    We have heard liberalism aka Democrat-ism described as a mental illness. A little research seems to prove this observation. You need not be a goateed psychiatrist with a German accent to conclude liberals/Democrats are anti-social misfits. See for yourself, see how well liberalism/Democrat-ism fits into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) criteria for identifying the mentally maladjusted. While we usually think of “Psychopaths” as the occasional notorious serial killers, they are more common than we imagine. Nevertheless, the...
  • Psychiatrists to brand grief lasting longer than two weeks a mental illness

    02/23/2013 10:54:26 AM PST · by Drew68 · 160 replies ^ | 22 Feb 13 | Clifford Fram
    THE grieving process is in danger of being branded a medical condition if a mourner feels sad for more than two weeks and consults a GP, according to an international authority on death and dying. At present, mourners can feel sad for two months before being told they have a mental disorder, says Professor Dale Larson. Decades ago, a diagnosis could be made after a year.In a keynote address at an Australian Psychological Society conference in Melbourne on Saturday, Prof Larson will express his anger about the American Psychiatric Association's new diagnostic manual, DSM 5, which is used in many...
  • These sickos want to “normalize” PEDOPHILA by voting themselves into the mainstream

    10/13/2011 11:38:03 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 13 replies ^ | October 13, 2011 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In August B4U-ACT a group of pedophiles was at the forefront of a meeting of likeminded perverts trying to “vote” themselves into the mainstream. Calling themselves “Minor-Attracted-Persons” (remember when a “Sex Worker” was just a hooker?) these vermin are trying to force their way into our midst the same way homosexuals become normal in 1973. A 1973 meeting to re-write the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) was flooded by homosexual psychiatrists and psychologists who voted to change homosexuality from an identified illness to …..normal lifestyle. “…perverts at B4U-ACT want their members to lobby gay and gay friendly liberal psychiatrists and...
  • Mental health group B4U-Act looks to remove stigma from paedophilia

    08/24/2011 9:33:39 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 17 replies ^ | August 25, 2011 | Fox news
    The organisation, which calls itself B4U-Act, is lobbying for changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, the guideline of standards on mental health that is put together by the American Psychiatric Association, said. The group says its mission is to help paedophiles before they create a crisis, and to do so by offering a less critical view of the disorder. "Stigmatising and stereotyping minor-attracted people inflames the fears of minor-attracted people, mental health professionals and the public, without contributing to an understanding of minor-attracted people or the issue of child sexual abuse," reads the...
  • Report: APA wants to destigmatize pedophilia

    08/22/2011 6:23:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    One News Now ^ | August 19, 2011 | Charlie Butts
    Several well-known researchers recently made unexpected arguments on pedophilia at an academic conference in Baltimore. Liberty Counsel Action's Matt Barber attended the conference and says he felt he was on a different planet, as the presenting professionals aimed to remove pedophilia from the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). That would mean that pedophilia would no longer be considered a mental disorder. "The entire focus of the event was on the victimhood of the pedophile," Barber accounts. There was "very little concern for the children who are the victims of these individuals when they...
  • Conference aims to normalize pedophilia

    08/15/2011 9:14:56 AM PDT · by freespirited · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/11 | John Rossomando
    If a small group of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals have their way at a conference this week, pedophiles themselves could play a role in removing pedophilia from the American Psychiatric Association’s bible of mental illnesses — the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), set to undergo a significant revision by 2013. Critics warn that their success could lead to the decriminalization of pedophilia. The August 17 Baltimore conference is sponsored by B4U-ACT, a group of pro-pedophile mental health professionals and sympathetic activists. According to the conference brochure, the event will examine “ways in which minor-attracted persons...
  • American Psychological Association supports same-sex ‘marriage’ 157-0

    08/08/2011 12:36:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/8/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 8, 2011 ( - The American Psychological Association (APA) has re-affirmed its support for same-sex “marriage” for the eighth consecutive year, this time with a more strongly-worded statement. On the eve of this year’s annual convention, the association’s policymaking body supported same-sex “marriage” unanimously in a 157-0 vote. The APA has backed “marriage” for homosexual couples since 2004, and marriage-like benefits since 1997, and now calls itself “a strong advocate for full equal rights for LGBT people for nearly 35 years.” This year’s resolution is the first new wording of the association’s position since 2004, and includes...
  • Everybody Has A Mental Disease: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5.

    08/03/2010 5:42:45 AM PDT · by mattstat · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Step into my parlor, and let me wave my diagnosticulator at you. OK, let me just consult the book. Ah! Just as I suspected. Since you yelled at that IRS agent during your audit, we know you suffer from temper dysregulation disorder with dysphoria. This is normally seen in children, and is what we used to call a temper tantrum. Actually, it is a mental disease. When seen in adults such as yourself, it requires medication, if not confinement. It’s for your own good. And speaking of children, you have some, do you not? With a guardian such as yourself...
  • Major Revisions to Psychiatric Definitions Stir Debate

    04/18/2010 9:58:03 AM PDT · by decimon · 19 replies · 681+ views
    Live Science ^ | Apr 18, 2010 | Stephanie Pappas
    The way psychiatrists describe childhood mood swings, gender identity, autism and dozens of mental health disorders could soon change drastically. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is in the midst of massive revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, better known as the DSM. This tome is the repository of diagnostic criteria for everything from schizophrenia to insomnia. The implications are far-reaching, from how a disorder is named and so how it's viewed by the public to whether treatment for the disorder gets covered by health insurance. For instance, the controversy over the naming and inclusion of gender-identity...
  • Disorder Out of Chaos (The American Psychiatric Association wants to drop Asperger’s syndrome.)

    02/13/2010 4:28:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 52 replies · 1,499+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 10, 2010 | ROY RICHARD GRINKER
    IF you ask my daughter, Isabel, what autism means to her, she won’t say that it is a condition marked by impaired social communication and repetitive behaviors. She will say that her autism makes her a good artist, helps her to relate to animals and gives her perfect pitch. The stigma of autism is fading fast. One reason is that we now understand that autism is a spectrum with an enormous range. Some people with autism are nonverbal with profound cognitive disabilities, while others are accomplished professionals. Many people with milder symptoms of autism have, for the past 20 years...
  • Internet addiction linked to ADHD, depression in teens

    10/05/2009 2:36:05 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 516+ views
    cnn ^ | 41 minutes ago | Amanda MacMillan
    Some children and teens are more likely than their peers to become addicted to the Internet, and a new study suggests it's more likely to happen if kids are depressed, hostile, or have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or social phobia. Although an Internet addiction is not an official diagnosis, signs of a potential problem include using the Internet so much for game playing or other purposes that it interferes with everyday life and decision-making ability. (The diagnosis is being considered for the 2012 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the "bible" of mental ailments published by...
  • Gender Identity Disorder: Has Accepted Practice Caused Harm? (Next on the list)

    05/22/2009 2:17:14 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 26 replies · 893+ views ^ | May 19, 2009‎ | Lois Wingerson
    As transgender activists protested outside the American Psychiatric Association (APA) meeting, speakers at the meeting were presenting on the same topic: gender identity disorder (GID). Some of their words would add clinical weight to the political slogans. Some of the speakers are activists themselves, including Rebecca Allison, MD, cardiologist who is transgender, widely published author Sarah Hoffman, whose son is gender variant, and Hewlett-Packard engineer Kelley Winters, PhD, founder of GID Reform Advocates. Winters1 has called on the APA to use the DSM-V revision to affirm that “in the absence of dysphoria, gender identity and expression that vary from assigned...
  • Autism Cures? (Thomas Sowell)

    07/15/2008 5:08:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies · 279+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 15, 2008 | Thomas Sowell
    "New Ways to Diagnose Autism Earlier" read a recent headline in the Wall Street Journal. There is no question that you can diagnose anything as early as you want. The real question is whether the diagnosis will turn out to be correct. My own awareness of how easy it is to make false diagnoses of autism grew out of experiences with a group of parents of late-talking children that I formed back in 1993. A number of those children were diagnosed as autistic. But the passing years have shown most of the diagnoses to have been false, as most of...
  • New Book: How Shyness Became a Mental Illness

    10/30/2007 5:16:25 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 14 replies · 128+ views
    Northwestern University News and Information ^ | October 16, 2007 | Wendy Leopold
    EVANSTON, Ill. --- What's wrong with being shy, and just when and how did bashfulness and other ordinary human behaviors in children and adults become psychiatric disorders treatable with powerful, potentially dangerous drugs, asks a Northwestern University scholar in a new book that already is creating waves in the mental health community. In “Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness” (Yale University Press, October 2007), Northwestern's Christopher Lane chronicles the “highly unscientific and often arbitrary way” in which widespread revisions were made to “The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (DSM), a publication known as the bible of psychiatry...
  • Mind Over Manual

    09/13/2007 11:05:37 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 407+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 13, 2007 | SALLY SATEL
    EARLIER this summer, the American Psychiatric Association announced that a 27-member panel will update its official diagnostic handbook, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The fifth edition, which is scheduled to come out in 2012, is likely to add new mental illnesses and refine some existing ones. High on the agenda will be the controversial diagnosis of childhood bipolar disorder. Recent data show that office visits by children and adolescents treated for the condition jumped 40-fold from 1994 to 2003. We still don’t know how much of this increase represents long-overdue care of mentally ill youth and how...
  • Investigation lagging on bogus reasons for war (barf alert)

    01/20/2007 12:09:54 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies · 542+ views
    NY/Long Island Newsday ^ | January 19, 2007 | Steven Deering
    After reading an article about the Iraq war, I thought: What is taking so long? What is taking so long for the American media to quell all of the "manipulation" and actually report what is going on in the world? -snip I am a journalism student. It is refreshing to know that there are still journalists who care more about their readers than the agenda of sinister plotters bent on profiteering from an unjustified conflict while risking the young lives of U.S. soldiers. Seeking the truth, I recently came upon the Downing Street memos. These are the recorded minutes of...
  • Study cites experts' ties to drug industry - 56% of panel that wrote 'bible of mental illness'...

    04/23/2006 7:36:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 652+ views
    Chicago Tribune via Houston Chronicle ^ | April 22, 2006 | JUDITH GRAHAM
    CHICAGO - Most of the experts who prepared the world's leading medical guide to mental illness had undisclosed financial relationships with drug companies that presented potential conflicts of interest, according to a new report published Thursday in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. The study is the first to document extensive monetary connections between drug companies, psychiatrists and other scientists responsible for the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The DSM, as it's commonly called, defines all the mental illnesses recognized by psychiatry and outlines the criteria used to determine whether a person has one of these...
  • Prescription for Tolerance: Is Moral Judgment a Mental Disorder?

    02/07/2006 8:28:20 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 92 replies · 1,521+ views
    Breakpoint ^ | 2 Feb 2006 | Allan Dobras
    It was bound to happen. In the span of a single generation, we have seen the practice of sodomy evolve from a bizarre sexual behavior to a normative alternative lifestyle; from illegality to a constitutional right; from the closet to the boardroom; from tolerance to promotion; and lastly, from the bathhouse to the marriage altar. The next step, which is already in process, is reminiscent of a Soviet-style “reeducation” program. According to a December 10, 2005, Washington Post article, “Psychiatry Ponders Whether Extreme Bias Can Be an Illness,” it seems there is a serious move afoot to formally designate those...
  • Calif. Psychologist Wants 'Extreme Bias' Against Homosexuals Added To DSM ('Homophobia' a disorder?)

    01/28/2006 2:44:52 AM PST · by JoAnka · 73 replies · 1,798+ views
    NARTH ^ | January 6, 2006 | NARTH
    January 6, 2006 - In early December 2005, Washington Post writer Shankar Vedantam reported on the efforts of UCLA psychology professor Edward Dunbar to encourage the psychiatric community to add "extreme bias" against homosexuals (or ethnic groups) added to the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Professor Dunbar is considered an expert on hate crimes and serves as a consultant with the Los Angeles City Police Department, the LA Unified School District and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. The Post article quotes Darrel A. Regier, director of research at the APA who supports...
  • California Psychologist Wants 'Extreme Bias' Against Homosexuals Added To 'DSM'

    01/06/2006 4:48:13 PM PST · by lizol · 108 replies · 1,796+ views
    NARTH ^ | January 6, 2006
    California Psychologist Wants 'Extreme Bias' Against Homosexuals Added To 'DSM' January 6, 2006 - In early December 2005, Washington Post writer Shankar Vedantam reported on the efforts of UCLA psychology professor Edward Dunbar to encourage the psychiatric community to add "extreme bias" against homosexuals (or ethnic groups) added to the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Professor Dunbar is considered an expert on hate crimes and serves as a consultant with the Los Angeles City Police Department, the LA Unified School District and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. The Post article quotes Darrel...
  • The Conservatives' Meltdown: "Cindy Sheehan is not going away": Reap what you sow?

    08/31/2005 7:31:53 AM PDT · by rface · 72 replies · 2,300+ views
    URUKnet ^ | August 31, 2005 | W. David Jenkins III
    My, what a busy summer it's been! I've been away for awhile enjoying time with the family and, during my travels, I noticed something very odd happening out there. People are talking about Iraq instead of "American Idol." They're bitching about gas prices instead of bitching about the wrong person being "fired" by The Donald. There are more and more people expressing outrage about what they're reading and seeing on the media rather than being outraged with the media itself. There seems to be a tsunami of buyer's remorse sweeping over the land and the size and nature of this...
  • About that memo... (Chicago Tribune Editorial on "Downing Street Memo")

    06/29/2005 2:38:35 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 14 replies · 1,099+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 29, 2005 | The Editors
    Since it was first published in the British press in May, the so-called Downing Street memo has generated debate about the Bush administration's intentions of going to war. Critics of the Iraq war have seized on the document--minutes of a July 23, 2002, meeting between British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his senior government leadership--as proof that the Bush administration was hell-bent for war even as it publicly sought to bring Saddam Hussein to heel through diplomacy. War critics have focused on a section of the document in which a British spy agency chief, identified as C, discussed a recent...

    06/20/2005 1:22:12 PM PDT · by stm · 46 replies · 2,290+ views
    FrontpageMag ^ | 20 June 05 | Jonah Goldberg
    The media and the Leftists have had a field day with the Downing Street memos that they claim imply that the Bush administration lied about the intelligence on WMD in order to justify the attack on Iraq. Despite the fact that none of the memos actually say that, none of them quote any officials or any documents, and that the text of the memos show that the British government worried about the deployment of WMD by Saddam against Coalition troops, Kuwait and/or Israel, the meme continues to survive. Until tonight, however, no one questioned the authenticity of the documents provided...
  • NYP: DEMS' DILEMMA - Regaining voters' trust - leaders pander to the party's "Michael Moore" wing.

    06/20/2005 5:59:18 AM PDT · by OESY · 10 replies · 796+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 20, 2005 | ARI MELBER
    Democrats are now focusing on the Downing Street Memo — the prewar British document that seems to prove Bush administration dishonesty.... Yet history lessons won't win back the public's trust on national security. The Democratic Party has to confront its dovish base. Most Democrats today are increasingly skeptical of using military force — even against terrorists. No wonder the public thinks the party is weak on national security. Exactly 50 percent of Democrats do not believe dismantling al Qaeda should be a top foreign-policy goal. In fact, when recently asked to name the top two "most important foreign policy goals,"...
  • Democrats Play House To Rally Against the War(even Milly is stunned)

    06/17/2005 9:16:51 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 27 replies · 1,136+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 06/17/05 | Dana Milbank
    Democrats Play House To Rally Against the War By Dana Milbank Post Friday, June 17, 2005; A06 In the Capitol basement yesterday, long-suffering House Democrats took a trip to the land of make-believe. They pretended a small conference room was the Judiciary Committee hearing room, draping white linens over folding tables to make them look like witness tables and bringing in cardboard name tags and extra flags to make the whole thing look official. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) banged a large wooden gavel and got the other lawmakers to call him "Mr. Chairman." He liked that so much that...
  • FReepers counter Downing Street Memo Rally

    06/17/2005 2:07:41 AM PDT · by BillF · 90 replies · 3,990+ views
    DC Chapter ^ | June 17, 2005 | BillF
    FReepers from the DC Chapter conducted a FReep of the Downing Street Memo Rally  at Lafayette Park next to the White House on June 16. The DSM Rally was sponsored by Code Pink and Progressive Democrats of America (the outfit of William Rivers Pitt of DUmmie FUnnies fame) in an attempt to refight their crushing defeat in the last election. The leftists, including John Conyers (D-Michigan) and other members of Congress who spoke or attended, are trying to impeach President Bush by using a triple-hearsay, ambiguous memo (read great National Review article here) of a lower level British Foreign Office...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-16-05 ("The DSM is just getting your false hopes up")

    06/16/2005 7:23:34 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 137 replies · 2,102+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 16, 2005 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    I occasionally award a Kewpie Doll to those DUmmies posting a reply which demonstrates a brief moment of mental clarity. However, I must now present a Kewpie Doll to DUmmie ZombyWoof for posting an entire THREAD titled, “The DSM is just getting your false hopes up,” which incredibly for DUmmieland actually shows a sharp perception of reality. Unfortunately for DUmmie ZombyWoof, it could lead to his tombstoning in Dummieland since his thread is almost as taboo as mentioning “pancreatic cancer” in relation to Andy Stephenson. In any event, we can now get a sneak preview of the incredible depression...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-16-05 ("Wow! Kerry just keeps slugging away on the DSM, eh?")

    06/16/2005 6:08:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 98 replies · 1,677+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 16, 2005 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Please forgive me! I have recently been stating that the Downing Street Memos (DSM) would have NO EFFECT on the political situation. Actually I was partly right. The DSM will have NO EFFECT on Bush. HOWEVER it is already having a HUGE effect on Kerry in that it is further killing his credibility with the Leftists. A couple of weeks ago, Kerry loudly stated that he would bring up the Downing Street Memo in the Senate and in TYPICAL fashion quickly backed down. As a result, as you can see in this DUmmie THREAD sarcastically titled, “Wow! Kerry just...
  • Exposed: The Myth That Psychiatry Has Proven That Homosexual Behavior Is Normal

    07/16/2004 8:54:50 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 106 replies · 4,534+ views
    Traditional Values Coalition ^ | Traditional Values Coalition
    In 1973, The American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed homosexuality as a mental disorder from the APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-II). This decision was a significant victory for homosexual activists and they have continued to claim that the APA based their decision on new scientific discoveries that proved that homosexual behavior is normal and should be affirmed in our culture. This is false and part of numerous homosexual urban legends that have infiltrated every aspect of our culture. The removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder has given homosexual activists credibility in the culture, and they have...
  • Insanity and terrorism......And many suffer from mental illness

    03/28/2004 9:35:07 AM PST · by dennisw · 22 replies · 395+ views
    np ^ | March 27, 2004 | Stewart Bell
    Insanity and terrorism New insights show terrorists are young, with little education or money. And many suffer from mental illness Stewart Bell National Post March 27, 2004 The terrorists who blew up four packed commuter trains in Madrid on the morning of March 11 must have marvelled at their success. With 10 bombs, triggered with cellphones, they killed about 190 people and injured another 1,750. But how could they do it? What kind of person can coldly plan a terrorist attack, knowing it will result in the murder of hundreds of fellow human beings? What kind of person can condemn...
  • "Should These Conditions Be Normalized?"

    03/11/2004 9:51:10 AM PST · by little jeremiah · 15 replies · 340+ views
    NARTH ^ | : 12 June 2003 | Linda Ames Nicolosi
    "Should These Conditions Be Normalized?" American Psychiatric Association Symposium Debates Whether Pedophilia, Gender-Identity Disorder, Sexual Sadism Should Remain Mental Illnesses By Linda Ames Nicolosi On Monday, May 19th, 2003 in San Francisco, at a symposium hosted by the American Psychiatric Association, several long-recognized categories of mental illness were discussed for possible removal from the upcoming edition of the psychiatric manual of mental disorders. Among the mental illnesses being debated in the symposium at the APA's annual convention were all the paraphilias--which include pedophilia, exhibitionism, fetishism, transvestism, voyeurism, and sadomasochism. Also being debated was gender-identity disorder, a condition in which a...
  • Homosexuality in a Changing World: Are We Being Misinformed?

    02/26/2004 6:27:36 PM PST · by 45Auto · 43 replies · 692+ views
    Islam Online ^ | 17 February 2003 | Dr. Nadia El-Awady
    Homosexuality in PsychiatryUntil the early 1970s, the U.S psychiatric establishment classified homosexuality as a mental illness. Homosexuality appeared before this in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the official reference book for diagnosing mental disorders in America and through much of the world, listed as a sexual disorder. Under growing political pressure from homosexual activists, a task force was set up to review the status of homosexuality; but the members chosen included not a single psychiatrist who held the view that homosexuality was not a normal adaptation. Riots were organized at scientific meetings by gay activists...
  • Gays out Of The Closet And The Rest Of Us In Pandora's Box

    08/19/2003 10:22:14 AM PDT · by CtPoliticsGuy · 20 replies · 419+ views
    Conservative News and Opinion ^ | August 18, 2003 | Doug Wrenn
    It used to be said, before gays "came out," that they were in "the closet." I wish they would go back into it. The rest of us have been in "Pandora's Box ever since. Not that long ago, in kinder, gentler times, when grown adults actually kept their private business private, and fringe rebels did not get in everyone's face to make their point, what is now considered to be an alternative lifestyle" was in fact, a deviancy. The only thing that has changed is that in 1973, (the same notorious year that also gave us Roe vs. Wade) the...
  • Gays out Of The Closet; The Rest Of Us In Pandora's Box

    08/18/2003 9:13:53 PM PDT · by NutmegGuy · 21 replies · 382+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | August 18, 2003 | Doug Wrenn
    It used to be said, before gays "came out," that they were in "the closet." I wish they would go back into it. The rest of us have been in "Pandora's Box ever since. Not that long ago, in kinder, gentler times, when grown adults actually kept their private business private, and fringe rebels did not get in everyone's face to make their point, what is now considered to be an alternative lifestyle" was in fact, a deviancy. The only thing that has changed is that in 1973, (the same notorious year that also gave us Roe vs. Wade) the...