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  • A Schizophrenic, a Slain Worker, Troubling Questions

    06/17/2011 2:46:04 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 17th, 2011 | DEBORAH SONTAG
    BOSTON — Last November, Yvette Chappell found herself increasingly anxious that her 27-year-old son, Deshawn James Chappell, was spiraling downward into deep psychosis. He was exhibiting intense paranoia and calling late at night to complain about deafening voices in his head.
  • Cops Saw Video of Deadly Incident With Kelly Thomas Before Writing Reports

    08/12/2011 6:18:13 AM PDT · by truthkeeper · 83 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 12, 2011 | Richard Winton and Abby Sewel
    Fullerton's acting police chief acknowledged Thursday that the department had allowed police officers involved in a deadly encounter with a homeless man to watch a video that captures the incident before writing their reports about it. Acting Chief Kevin Hamilton said supervisors allowed the review so that the officers would have a chance to refresh their memory and write an accurate account of the incident involving Kelly Thomas. But the practice is at odds with the way many other police departments deal with serious use-of-force cases. The LAPD's former inspector general, Jeffrey Eglash, said that allowing police to look at...
  • TSA staff at LAX undergoing transgender training

    08/04/2011 6:35:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 4, 2011
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Transportation Security Administration managers at Los Angeles International Airport are undergoing mandatory sensitivity training after a transgender employee alleged she was ordered to dress like a man, pat down male passengers and use the men's restroom. Ashley Yang, 29, who spent two years as a security checkpoint screener at LAX, was fired last summer after co-workers observed her using the women's room, according to a copy of her termination letter obtained by The Associated Press. She contested the firing, resulting in a settlement that mandated the training.
  • Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Ill

    07/20/2011 4:55:43 PM PDT · by Jean2 · 54 replies
    Can anyone tell me who was responsible for the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill? I have heard various people claim it was done by Jerry Brown and otehrs say it was Ronald Reagan.
  • When a gay minister moved to a small Southern town (Presbyterian)

    07/05/2011 3:59:07 AM PDT · by Cronos · 126 replies
    Courier Journal ^ | 5 July 2011 | Brett Webb-Mitchel
    As an out Presbyterian preacher, I'd experienced prejudice before. But nothing like what I faced in North CarolinaI was reading "Home in Henderson" -- the unofficial city website for a small town in North Carolina where I had recently moved to preach -- when I came across the blog entry. It was posted under the pseudonym "Church Reporter." "A friend that attends the First Presbyterian Church told me to do a Google search on their new minister Brett Webb-Mitchell," the entry began. "Having done so, I have only three comments to make on the pastor selection: 1. Who is responsible...
  • Leisa Simone to Michele Bachmann: You may be a breeder, but you're no feminist

    07/05/2011 9:17:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 81 replies
    Examiner-Chicago ^ | July 4, 2011 | Julie Driscoll
    My talented Facebook friend, Leisa Simone, wrote the following letter to Michele Bachmann, eloquently highlighting the reasons that no woman, conservative or progressive, should vote for this shyster; if the only qualification for president were breeding ability, she'd be a lock - but we fickle female Americans really kind of like intelligence, knowledge, and intellectual strength in our candidates, male or female. I share Leisa's sentiments in their entirety - she stated very passionately what I, and many others, are thinking: "Dear Michele Bachmann: You've made many ignorant and idiotic statements, but there was one that angered me so much,...
  • She Went by ‘Daddy’

    06/27/2011 11:04:45 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 66 replies
    National Review (Corner) ^ | 6/27/11 | Glenn T. Stanton
    My daughter and I were in Manhattan over this weekend so I could do some research at the Met. Waves of people were coming into the city for Sunday’s big gay-pride march, where they could celebrate the Empire State’s new same-sex-marriage law. We sat behind some of them on the train, three young women with a precious, excited toddler girl in tow. The very evident leader of the clan was the patriarch. Adorned as if she might be an actor portraying a hip-hop teen from Cleveland, she had her meticulous corn-rows tucked under a backwards navy-blue flat-billed ballcap, a matching...
  • Half of Us Are Mentally Ill (and the Other Half Are Undiagnosed)

    06/13/2011 6:10:37 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 27 replies
    Reason ^ | June 13, 2011 | Jacob Sullum
    In a New York Review of Books essay, Marcia Angell, former editor of The New England Journal of Medicine, considers three books that take skeptical looks at "the epidemic of mental illness" sweeping the country: The tally of those who are so disabled by mental disorders that they qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) increased nearly two and a half times between 1987 and 2007—from one in 184 Americans to one in seventy-six. For children, the rise is even more startling—a thirty-five-fold increase in the same two decades.... A large survey of randomly selected...
  • Bush Did It! Bush Didn’t Do It! Obama remains haunted by the specter of George W. Bush.

    06/08/2011 4:34:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/07/2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    During the 2008 campaign Barack Obama ran more against lame-duck President Bush than against his Republican opponent, John McCain. The campaign is now long over, and yet President Obama still seems haunted by the ghost of his predecessor. Last week, for example, he was railing at the Bush phantom, whom he blamed for his received economic mess. In the world of Barack Obama everything he inherited was someone else’s fault — unless he believes past policies offer him some advantage and thus are to be claimed as entirely his own. The stock market is sliding. Gas and food prices are...
  • Sen Inhofe Hints ‘Arrogant’ Obama Might Need Mental Diagnosis to Explain Timing of 1967 Borders

    05/26/2011 11:06:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies · 2+ views ^ | 5/26/11 | Hugh Hewitt
    "He has never been rejected in his life, and I think there's something -- I'm not qualified to diagnose him -- but there's something wrong with a guy that is s going to go out of his way to do all these things..." "...he is incredibly arrogant and he really believes that he can talk anybody out of anything."
  • Patrick Kennedy: Loughner has brain injury, too

    05/23/2011 2:09:07 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 25 replies · 1+ views
    KTAR ^ | 23 May 2011 | KTAR
    The suspect in the January mass shootings in Tucson has been cited by former Congressman Patrick Kenndy as an example of discrimination against the mentally ill. Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, mentioned Jared Loughner during an interview on CNN Sunday night to discuss his past problems and addictions and his campaign for recognition of brain disease. Loughner, 22, is charged with shooting 19 people, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., in a Tucson parking lot in January. Six people were killed. Giffords was shot in the head and is currently in a rehabilitation center in...
  • My 12 hours as a madman [One for pop-culture-history buffs.]

    05/14/2011 11:24:59 AM PDT · by danielmryan · 18 replies
    Maclean's ^ | Ocober 1, 1953 | Sidney Katz
    [A brief introduction. This article, published in Maclean's, was the first popular treatment of LSD. Those who associate LSD with the 1960s will be surprised at the way the drug was categorized and presented in the early 1950s. At the time, people thought LSD induced a temporary psychosis: synthetic schizophrenia. Some psychiatrists were recommending other psychiatrists take the drug so as to get an "inside-out" experience of schizophrenia. I've put the beignning and the end just below, while snipping Katz's blow-by-blow depiction of his experience itself: it can be found in the original article, starting on page two.] Here is...
  • Hard-Left Radio Host Mike Malloy: When Will Navy SEALs Take Out Death-Dealing George W. Bush?

    05/04/2011 1:25:11 PM PDT · by Sneakyuser · 29 replies · 1+ views ^ | 05/04/2011 | Tim Graham
    If any American with a patriotic pulse listened to the Mike Malloy radio show, they would have been shocked on Monday night when Malloy outrageously suggested that Navy SEALs should have shot former president George W. Bush, and not Osama bin Laden.
  • Lib radio host: When Will Navy SEALs 'drop in' on George W. Bush?

    05/04/2011 2:02:50 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 35 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 04, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    "So when does Seal Unit 6, or whatever it's called, drop in on George Bush? Bush was responsible for a lot more death, innocent death, than bin Laden. Wasn't he, or am I wrong here?," Liberal radio talk show host Mike Malloy said on his show Monday evening.
  • Depressed man eats own finger

    04/18/2011 12:00:58 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 42 replies
    The Sun [UK] ^ | 16 Apr 2011 | STAFF REPORTER
    A MAN battling depression cut off his own little finger, cooked it for dinner and ate it.
  • Popular Veterans Advocate Kills Self after War Tours

    04/15/2011 8:39:22 AM PDT · by wyowolf · 39 replies
    WASHINGTON – Handsome and friendly, Clay Hunt so epitomized a vibrant Iraq veteran that he was chosen for a public service announcement reminding veterans that they aren't alone. The 28-year-old former Marine corporal earned a Purple Heart after taking a sniper's bullet in his left wrist. He returned to combat in Afghanistan. Upon his return home, he lobbied for veterans on Capitol Hill, road-biked with wounded veterans and performed humanitarian work in Haiti and Chile. Then, on March 31, Hunt bolted himself in his Houston apartment and shot himself.
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones is treated for bipolar II disorder

    04/13/2011 8:02:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies ^ | April 13, 2011 | Eryn Brown
    A representative for Catherine Zeta-Jones confirmed Wednesday that the actress recently underwent inpatient treatment for bipolar II disorder at a Connecticut mental health facility. Booster Shots spoke about the disorder with David J. Miklowitz, PhD, a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and author of "The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know." Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic-depression, is typically lifelong and recurrent, Miklowitz said. Some people have their first episode in childhood, others later in life; the majority, during the teen years. Some people experience episodes every few years; others...
  • MEGHAN MCCAIN: My Family & Sarah Palin To Be Nothing Short Of Crucified By HBO's 'GAME CHANGE'

    04/01/2011 11:17:43 AM PDT · by onyx · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 1, 2011 | Meghan McCain
    MEGHAN MCCAIN: I Expect My Family And Sarah Palin To Be Nothing Short Of Crucified By HBO's 'GAME CHANGE' HBO is adapting a miniseries based on Game Change, the book about the 2008 election. But as Hollywood casts liberal actors to play all the parts, Meghan McCain doubts that it will be an accurate portrayal of what actually happened. Game Change, the infamous bestseller written by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, has plagued anyone directly associated with the 2008 election cycle. The first time I heard about the book was within weeks after Obama was elected—my former press person...
  • Amanda Stocksell charged with assault for going after lesbian partner's male lover with bat: cops

    03/22/2011 2:56:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 22, 2011 | Larry McShane
    This couple has different ideas about swinging. An Iowa woman who caught her live-in girlfriend in bed with a man went after the guy with a baseball bat - landing at least three blows, a police report charged.
  • Woman who claims world's largest breasts, Sheyla Hershey, in a coma after suicide attempt

    03/14/2011 9:02:24 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 73 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 14, 2011 | Philip Caufield
    A Brazilian woman who claimed to have the world’s largest fake breasts fell into a coma following a suicide attempt, a British tabloid reported. Sheyla Hershey, 31, had her KKK-size implants removed in September after suffering an infection during an operation to have them blown up to an even-larger MMM cup, according to Britain's The Sun. Since then, Hershey, who is married with children, has been distraught, saying that she feels "so ugly" without her breasts, The Sun reported. She was due to have an operation to restore her breasts to size KKK, but she took a lethal dose of...
  • Wisconsin pro-union supporter repeatedly yells “Fox lies!” during FNC broadcast

    02/19/2011 4:05:23 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 19, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Wisconsin liberal pro-union supporter repeatedly yells “Fox lies!” during FNC broadcast. During Friday’s episode of Your World with Neil Cavuto, Fox Business Network reporter Jeff Flock was about to report live from Wisconsin’s state capitol. The report was supposed to cover the irresponsible Democrats who left Madison in order to evade the vote on the state budget, but it quickly degenerated into an abusive hate-fest that featured a typical liberal pro-union supporter. Almost as soon as Flock began reporting from the scene, cries of “Fox lies!” started abounding from the crowd, and one super-aggressive agitator took the lead by getting...
  • Army officer's wife killed teen children because they were 'mouthy,' Tampa authorities say

    01/29/2011 10:33:39 PM PST · by Red Steel · 45 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11:47 a.m. EST, January 29, 2011
    The woman who authorities say killed her teenage daughter and son because she was fed up with them talking back and being mouthy will not appear in court Saturday because she's being treated at a hospital for an unknown condition. Authorities say Julie Powers Schenecker was taken to Tampa General Hospital shortly after midnight Saturday to be treated for a medical condition that existed before she was taken to jail. Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies — who oversee jail inmates — said they could not reveal Schenecker's medical condition, citing health care privacy laws. An arrest affidavit said Schenecker shot her son...
  • Orly Taitz on Sons of Liberty Riders radio tonight!!

    01/27/2011 6:33:51 PM PST · by NellieMae · 24 replies
    SOLR ^ | 1-278-2011 | None
    Orly Taitz will be speaking on Sons of Liberty Riders radio tonight! This is a great group of patriots who happen to ride motorcycles. I am one of them.
  • Loughner Acted, from His Perspective, in a Moral Fashion

    01/24/2011 9:49:07 AM PST · by Cardhu · 43 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | January 21st 2010 | Manfred Schneider talks to Der Spiegel,
    Most saw the Jan. 8 shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others in Arizona as a product of insanity. But assassination researcher Manfred Schneider told SPIEGEL that the presumed gunman, Jared Lee Loughner, did not act irrationally. Rather, his crime resulted from "hyper-rationality." SPIEGEL: Mr. Schneider, on Jan. 8 in Arizona, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the head at close range and killed six people. While the world searches for explanations, you write, in your recent book "Das Attentat" ("The Assassination"), that an assassin like Loughner is not crazy but the product of hyper-rationality. What...
  • Transgender's request a sign of the times

    01/18/2011 8:29:51 AM PST · by jimluke01 · 18 replies ^ | 01/18/2011 | Chad Groening
    A Christian attorney and pro-family activist says the controversy surrounding a "transgender" student in Texas is a perfect example of what can be expected when the full weight of the new LGBT law is implemented in the military. Fox News recently reported on the uneasiness among a group of female students at Southwest Texas Junior College when they learned that a 51-year-old man who underwent a supposed sex change wanted to move into their dormitory. The female students said they were afraid because their potential dorm-mate is built like a man and can overpower any of them. On Friday, the...
  • Study: Mental Illness Up in College Students

    01/17/2011 3:08:17 PM PST · by Qbert · 51 replies
    KTTV-Fox ^ | 1/17/2011 | KTTV-Fox
    (NewsCore) - Severe mental illness is more common among US college students than it was a decade ago, National Public Radio reported Monday. Citing statistics collected by the American Psychological Association, NPR reported that the number of students on psychiatric medicines has increased by more than 10 percentage points over the last 10 years. College counselors have reported a notable rise not only in the number of students seeking help for mental disorders, but also a rise in the severity of their illnesses. The author of the research added that in 1998, nearly all of the students seeking help at...
  • Convicted Amish killer commits suicide, police say

    01/16/2011 4:43:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/16/11 | Marissa Rosenbaum
    Nearly two decades after Amish man Edward Gingerich outraged his normally peaceful religious community by killing his wife, he has been found dead of an apparent suicide. Gingerich, 44, hung himself in a barn on Friday in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, police said. He had been living at the property with his attorney, George Schroeck, for the past six months. Schroeck told Reuters that his wife, Stephanie, discovered Gingerich's body, along with a message written in dust on top of a bucket that read, "Forgive me please." Gingerich became the first Amish person found guilty of homicide, when he was convicted...
  • TIME: Snapshots from the Troubled Life of Jared Loughner

    01/15/2011 9:33:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies ^ | January 15, 2011 | By John Cloud
    Navigating the cluttered corridors of Jared Loughner's mind will take psychiatrists months or years. We will likely never know all the reasons he took a cab to that Safeway on Jan. 8, paid with a $20 bill, calmly got his change and then killed six people and wounded 14 others. But snapshots of his life are accumulating from acquaintances and his few friends. These snapshots depict a quiet, normal boy who had grown into a man descending steadily into serious mental illness. A darkness began massing around Loughner sometime after he dropped out of High School. He started drinking a...
  • Loughner: ‘Being alone … will inevitably lead you to rape'

    01/12/2011 3:12:48 PM PST · by Suvroc10 · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 12, 2011 | Zachary Roth
    "I know how to cut a body open and eat you for more then a week. ;-)" "Does anyone have aggression 24/7?" "Being alone for a very long time will inevitably lead you to rape." These postings to an online gaming forum, and others like them, shed further light on the troubled mental state of Jared Loughner, the suspect in Saturday's deadly Tucson shootings.
  • Loughner a "textbook" case paranoid schizophrenic

    01/12/2011 12:26:57 PM PST · by worst-case scenario · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | Jan 11 2011 | By Sarah Hepola
    It wasn't long after news of the Tucson, Ariz., tragedy broke that the words "paranoid schizophrenic" entered the conversation. Armchair psychiatrists across the country looked at Jared Loughner -- 22, history of antisocial behavior, with a cache of rambling YouTube videos on government mind control -- and diagnosed him. But is there any truth to this? And if so, how does it help make sense of his horrific actions? To try and untangle the influences that might lead one lone gunman to fire his Glock at a political rally, we turned to Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, respected psychiatrist and one...
  • Why Wasn't Loughner's Mental Health Evaluated? (no one filed 'involuntary psychiatric evaluation')

    01/12/2011 12:06:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Why Wasn't Loughner's Mental Health Evaluated?Despite many red flags, he was never evaluated Updated: Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011, 6:50 PM MST TUCSON - As the legal case against Jared Loughner makes its way through the court system, the question is: could anything have been done to prevent the attack? Does anyone bear responsibility for failing to stop him? Pima Community College asked Jared Loughner to leave and not come back until his parents could show he was getting help with his mental health needs. That did not happen. An expert on mental health law in Arizona wishes the school had...
  • Transgender vets want military access for own

    01/11/2011 5:20:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    WTOP ^ | 1/11/2011 | Lisa Leff
    Before handcuffing herself to the White House fence, former Petty Officer First Class Autumn Sandeen carefully pinned three rows of Navy ribbons to her chest. Her regulation dress blue skirt, fitted jacket, hat and black pumps were new _ fitting for a woman who spent two decades serving her country as a man. Sandeen was the only transgender person among the six veterans arrested in April while protesting the military's ban on openly gay troops. But when she watched President Barack Obama last month sign the hard-fought bill allowing for the ban's repeal, melancholy tinged her satisfaction. "This is another...
  • The shooting's true lesson

    01/11/2011 3:16:27 AM PST · by Scanian · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 10, 2011 | DJ JAFFEE
    Now that someone with mental illness has shot one of Washington's own, maybe Congress will start to pay attention to its abysmal failure to provide care for the most seriously mentally-ill Americans. We'll see. Lawmakers took a brief lunge in that direction after mentally-ill John Hinckley shot Ronald Reagan in 1981, and an even smaller step in 1988 when Russel Weston, another mentally-ill man, entered the Capitol and shot two police officers. But most mentally-ill people are not violent -- and Congress seems content with ignoring those who are. I fear legislators will react to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' shooting by...
  • Tucson Shootings: Jared Lee Loughner's Parents Alone With Their Anguish

    01/10/2011 6:51:58 PM PST · by kristinn · 235 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Monday, January 10, 2011 | Sam Quinones
    Reporting from Tucson — The parents of Jared Lee Loughner, accused of shooting Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 19 other people, were huddled in seclusion in their Tucson home Monday night, his father crying and his mother so shaken she could not get out of bed, a neighbor told The Times. As the sun was beginning to set Monday, Randy Loughner called his neighbor, retired gasoline truck driver Wayne Smith, 70, to ask him to get their mail. Smith, who is not particularly close to the Loughners, grabbed the mail and was invited inside. "They're in there now," Smith said...
  • Mentally ill hidden by liberal 'good intentions', revealed by public tragedy

    01/10/2011 3:08:39 PM PST · by paltz · 13 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler Blog ^ | 1/10/11 | Kerry Picket
    Jared Lee Loughner, the alleged gunman who critically wounded among others Arizona Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killed six, including: Gifford’s aide, a federal judge, and a nine-year old girl has been described as a mentally ill individual who is a drug user. Despite the fact that Mr. Loughner’s community college suspected he had mental illness issues, he was able to purchase a 9 mm weapon. Many wonder why someone like Jared Loughner’s mental illness information did not appear in the FBI background check the store used at the time Mr. Loughner purchased his weapon. Unfortunately, liberal legislation makes it...
  • Jared Loughner's behavior never reported to mental health authorities (What did the sheriff know?)

    01/10/2011 2:54:43 PM PST · by tobyhill · 69 replies
    washington post ^ | 1/10/2011 | By Brigid Schulte
    Despite mounting concerns about his bizarre and disturbing behavior, local mental health authorities in Pima County, Ariz. said Monday that no one reported any concerns to them about Tucson mass shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner. Loughner is accused of shooting 20 people on Saturday, killing six and wounding 14, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D). "To the best of our knowledge, he was never and is currently not enrolled in our system," said Neal Cash, president of the Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, the organization that provides mental health services to Tucson and Pima County for the state. The majority of...
  • Mental Illness and Mass Murder

    01/10/2011 2:43:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 10, 2010 | Clayton E. Cramer
    How many more tragedies like the Tucson shootings will we have to watch before we start facing the harsh truth? For the last three years, I’ve been trying to find a publisher for a book about the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill and the destructive effects on our society that it has caused. I keep getting told that no one is interested in the topic. The tragedy in Tucson on Saturday — like dozens of other such incidents over the last three decades involving mentally ill persons who made headlines — is the reason that people should be interested. Watching...
  • Senator John McCain's born identity (McNasty is "filled with endless rage")

    12/30/2010 9:39:59 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 85 replies · 114+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | 2010-12-30 | Cliff Schecter
    What does he want? Revenge. For what? Being born. This is the way famous gunslinger Doc Holliday answers equally famous lawman and good friend Wyatt Earp’s inquiry - in their depiction in the movie Tombstone - into why their sworn enemy, Johnny Ringo, is such a misanthrope. Sadly, this description would be equally accurate in explaining the actions of another Arizona transplant filled with endless rage: Senator John McCain. I first encountered the seething side of McCain when I was writing my 2008 book, The Real McCain, which was critical of him while pointing out a then-controversial fact, one no...
  • Transgender student attacks graphic anti abortion display on campus

    “Approaching the display, I started to feel really physically ill. I thought it was really disgusting that someone would compare abortion to genocide. To compare a woman ridding her body of a parasite to a lynching – that’s pretty disgusting.”
  • Nearly 1 in 5 Americans had mental illness in 2009

    11/18/2010 11:15:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/18/10 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – More than 45 million Americans, or 20 percent of U.S. adults, had some form of mental illness last year, and 11 million had a serious illness, U.S. government researchers reported on Thursday. Young adults aged 18 to 25 had the highest level of mental illness at 30 percent, while those aged 50 and older had the lowest, with 13.7 percent, said the report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or SAMHSA. The rate, slightly higher than last year's 19.5 percent figure, reflected increasing depression, especially among the unemployed, SAMHSA, part of the National Institutes...
  • Note To George Soros: If You Love China’s Government So Much, Why Don’t You Move There

    11/18/2010 9:23:38 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 12 replies
    In my last post, I discussed George Soros, the self-hating Jew. Today, I focus on George Soros, the naturalized American citizen who hates his adopted country. As Soros put it in his own words, the United States is a “declining superpower” whose “democracy is in deep trouble.” Soros advocates policies that would rearrange the entire world financial order. He believes in “global governance,” led by the United Nations. To help advance his global governance objectives, Soros has to do something about the United States, which he regards as The main obstacle to a stable and just world order To help...
  • Homeless Woman Charged in LA Train Track Death(pushes elderly woman on tracks)

    11/17/2010 10:46:27 AM PST · by mainestategop · 50 replies
    AolNews ^ | 11/16/2010 | Thomas Watkins
    LOS ANGELES (Nov. 16) -- Betty Sugiyama was rushing to catch a train for a shopping trip when authorities say the unthinkable happened: A homeless woman leapt from a bench and shoved her onto the tracks. Witnesses said the woman then calmly returned to her seat as Sugiyama writhed in pain on the tracks with a cracked skull. The 84-year-old Little Tokyo resident died soon after, and the suspect was arrested on murder charges. A sister of Sugiyama who witnessed the attack remained stunned Tuesday that anyone would want to kill her friendly younger sibling, a Japanese-American who had grown...
  • Police arrest lesbians for 'torturing' boy, 5

    11/12/2010 1:14:29 PM PST · by MNDude · 38 replies · 2+ views
    Police arrest lesbians for 'torturing' boy, 5 Forced him to put his hands on hot stove, burned his body, genitals with cigarettes A 5-year-old Los Angeles boy is fighting for his life after police say he was severely tortured with burns and food deprivation by his lesbian mother and her live-in girlfriend. Officials say the child has countless cigarette burns all over his body, including his genitals, and can't open his hands because he was forced to put them flat on a hot stove. The boy was also repeatedly beaten and forced to sit in his own urine, police said.
  • Male, female or neither? Gender identity debated at same-sex colleges

    11/08/2010 9:28:21 AM PST · by TaraP · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov 8th, 2010
    Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- When Kevin Murphy entered as a freshman at Mount Holyoke, a Massachusetts women's college, in 2003, he was female. By the time he received his diploma, he was male. Phillip Hudson, who attended Morehouse, an all-male historically black college in Georgia, calls himself androgynous, meaning he doesn't identify with masculine or feminine identity norms. The two men represent a debate that is brewing at some of the nation's same-sex colleges. For these colleges, which have historically defied boundaries and challenged the status quo, a new test of tolerance has surfaced: How are they handling gender identity?...
  • Allums wants to be identified as man on GW women's hoops team

    11/02/2010 11:37:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    AP ^ | November 2, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A female-to-male transgender member of the George Washington women's basketball team wants to be identified as a man this season. Junior Kye Allums - who used to be known as Kay-Kay - is referred to on the school's website as a "male member of George Washington's women's basketball team."
  • Transgender golfer sues LPGA in bid to join tour

    10/13/2010 8:41:45 AM PDT · by skimbell · 53 replies · 1+ views
    FOX Orlando ^ | NewsCoe | Staff
    A former male SWAT team member filed a lawsuit in California against the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) after the now transgender woman was denied in her efforts to join the women's golf tour, her lawyer said Wednesday. Lana Lawless, the 2008 Women's Long Drive Association (LDA) champion...
  • Transgender Teen amid Royal Dilemma (gag vomit)

    10/06/2010 9:24:46 PM PDT · by GeronL · 83 replies
    Fox 4 DFW ^ | October 6, 2010 | Sophi Reza
    DALLAS - A transgender senior at North Dallas High School wants to run for homecoming queen. But school administrators won't allow it. Andy Moreno was born a male but has identified herself as female for the past year. She looks and acts like a girl. She said that has never caused any problems for her at school. However, her nomination for homecoming queen has caused some controversy.
  • McCain to Graham: I'm Not the Senate Maverick, but You Can't Be One Either (MCCAIN TEMPER ALERT)

    10/06/2010 5:19:33 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 2010-10-04
    (snip) Yet months earlier, according to Ryan Lizza’s New Yorker piece about the failure of climate-change legislation this year, McCain became "enraged" when a December 2009 article on Time's Web site passed the nickname on to Sen. Lindsay Graham, whom the headline called the NEW GOP MAVERICK IN THE SENATE. Writes Lizza: Graham told colleagues that McCain had called him and yelled at him, incensed that he was stealing the maverick mantle. “After that Graham story came out, McCain completely stopped talking to me,” Jay Newton-Small, the author of the Time piece, said. With that, McCain’s statement to NEWSWEEK in...
  • Annette Bening has a secret (18-yo daughter plans gender-reassignment surgery)

    09/17/2010 4:53:16 AM PDT · by Liz · 99 replies ^ | 9/16/10 | PAGE SIX
    Bening travels the world promoting the movie in which she plays a lesbian mother........her husband, Warren Beatty has been notably absent. The National Enquirer reported that they are fighting and finger-pointing over daughter, Kathlyn, and her plans to have gender-reassignment surgery......the eldest of four, she has allegedly been living as a man for two years as Stephen Ira. The Enquirer reports Bening has agreed to pay for the operation. "Annette accepts that Kathlyn wants to surgically become a man, while Warren is still trying to come to terms with it," a source allegedly told NE.
  • Obama: It’s Republicans’ fault I haven’t changed Washington

    09/11/2010 4:59:55 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2010 | DAVID FREDDOSO
    From President Obama’s press conference, a bit of self-righteous straw-man creation followed by blaming others: Q: How have you changed Washington? THE PRESIDENT: Well, I’ll tell you how we’ve changed Washington. Prior to us getting here, as I indicated before, you had a set of policies that were skewed toward special interests, skewed towards the most powerful, and ordinary families out there were being left behind. And since we’ve gotten here, whether it’s making sure that folks who can’t get health insurance because of preexisting condition can now get health insurance, or children who didn’t have coverage now have coverage;...