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  • “Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder”

    11/01/2014 1:11:50 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 11-1-2014 | Andrew Stuttaford
    November 1, 2014 11:55 AM "Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder" By Andrew Stuttaford Just when you think that the misery that climate change is bringing in its wake can get no worse, there is this. Grist reports: …From depression to substance abuse to suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder, growing bodies of research in the relatively new field of psychology of global warming suggest that climate change will take a pretty heavy toll on the human psyche as storms become more destructive and droughts more prolonged. For your everyday environmentalist, the emotional stress suffered by a rapidly changing Earth can result in some...
  • Hyannis 5-Year-Old Threatened With Suspension For Making Gun Out Of Legos

    01/29/2013 6:34:20 PM PST · by massmike · 38 replies
    http://boston.cbslocal.com ^ | 01/29/2013 | n/a
    A mother says her 5-year-old boy was threatened with suspension after he made a gun out of Legos during an after school program. Sheila Cruz received a written warning recently about her son from the after school staff at the Hyannis West Elementary School because he had been using toys inappropriately. “She (the principal) said, ‘it’s a threat to other children and other children could have been scared.’” School officials say little Joe made the toy gun, then ran around the classroom, pointing it at other kids, and making shooting sounds. Cruz says while she and her husband thought about...
  • No Name-Calling (Dem Secretary Goes Haywire)

    06/17/2009 5:12:13 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 163 replies · 5,319+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/17/2009 | Politico
    If you want to score a meeting with Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), know this: His scheduler/office manager, Elizabeth Becton, is to be addressed by her full name — not Liz or any other variant. An executive assistant at McBee Strategic recently learned this the hard way. A few weeks ago, the assistant e-mailed Becton seeking a meeting with McDermott and a client, JPMorgan Chase. Days later, the assistant checked back in and unfortunately began the e-mail with “Hi Liz.” Becton curtly replied, “Who is Liz?” When the assistant wrote back with an apology, Becton turned up the heat. “I do...
  • God Does Not Want 16 Kids(MEGA BARF ALERT)

    05/21/2007 6:24:57 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 196 replies · 5,886+ views
    SFGate ^ | October 19, 2005 | Mark Morford
    Who are you to judge? Who are you to say that the more than slightly creepy 39-year-old woman from Arkansas who just gave birth to her 16th child yes that's right 16 kids and try not to cringe in phantom vaginal pain when you say it, who are you to say Michelle Duggar is not more than a little unhinged and sad and lost? And furthermore, who are you to suggest that her equally troubling husband -- whose name is, of course, Jim Bob and he's hankerin' to be a Republican senator and try not to wince in sociopolitical pain...
  • Parasite That Makes Cat-Lovers Neurotic

    08/01/2006 6:09:00 PM PDT · by blam · 106 replies · 3,185+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-2-2006 | Roger Highfield
    Parasite that makes cat-lovers neurotic By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 02/08/2006) Cat-lovers may be more neurotic than other people as a result of a feline parasite that could ultimately also be responsible for international cultural differences, according to a radical theory published today. More than a quarter of the world's population - ranging from about seven per cent of the UK population to almost 70 per cent in Brazil - is infected with Toxoplasma -gondii, a relative of the malaria bug, which also infects rats, giving them a suicidal attraction to cats. "Some of us have a parasite in...
  • What Is Your Linus-Type Security Blanket?

    07/14/2006 1:46:02 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 64 replies · 526+ views
    Self | July 14, 2006 | PJ-Comix
    What is your personal Linus-type security blanket? As you might know, Linus from "Peanuts" is constantly rubbing a blanket against his cheek as a form of neurotic security. However, in real life, many of us have our own form of security blanket. In my own case it is my leather fanny pack that I wear around my waist. I stick my money, cell phone, radio, sunglasses, dental floss, pens, and other stuff in there so it is very practical. However, I have developed an incredible NEUROTIC dependency on my leather fanny pack. This was brought home a couple of days...
  • NSA fires whistleblower (flashback: Tice diagnosed psychotic paranoid)

    01/12/2006 5:21:21 PM PST · by RedBloodedAmerican · 145 replies · 2,024+ views
    Pulse-Journal ^ | May 05, 2005 | REBECCA CARR
    WASHINGTON—The National Security Agency fired a high level intelligence official just days after he publicly urged Congress to pass stronger protections for federal whistleblowers facing retaliation.Russ Tice, 43, who was once nominated for an award by the agency for his intelligence work on Iraq, was informed Tuesday that his security clearances had been permanently revoked and that he could no longer work at the secretive intelligence agency known for its eavesdropping and code-breaking capabilities.Tice has been at the odds with the agency since he reported suspicions that a female co-worker at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), was a spy for...
  • What's with all the dead scientists?

    01/26/2005 4:41:33 PM PST · by Middle-O-Road · 231 replies · 3,894+ views
    What's the deal with all the dead scientists?
  • Putin: Ally or Terrorist? (Russian FSB/KGB Real Culprits Behind "Chechen Terrorism")

    09/21/2004 8:24:29 PM PDT · by GIJoel · 664 replies · 11,270+ views
    The New American ^ | February 2002 | William Jasper
    Putin: Ally or Terrorist? by William F. Jasper Counting Vladimir Putin as an ally against terrorism ignores his career in the murderous KGB/FSB and his ongoing support for terrorist regimes and organizations. ‘‘Lena Goncharuk, aged 38, said that she was the only one to survive out of a group of six who were ordered out of the cellar where they had been hiding and shot at point blank range. Resting in her hospital bed, her voice barely rising above a whisper, she said she had survived only by pretending to be dead." So reported Paul Wood from the Chechen border...