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  • Professor links FELT - yes, the material — to White Supremacy

    08/05/2018 3:35:42 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 98 replies
    The College Fix ^ | August 3, 2018 | Michael Jones Auburn University
    Critic calls research ‘postmodern word salad’ University of Toronto scholar Stephanie Springgay’s newly published research alleges that there is more to felt, the material, than typically perceived. In her paper, “‘How to Write as Felt’: Touching Transmaterialities and More-Than-Human Intimacies,” published online in late July by Studies in Philosophy and Education, Springgay suggests that felt, a “dense material of permanently interlocking fibers,” can be linked to racism and capitalism. “[T]his paper addresses ‘the problem of education’ that is predicated on cis-heteronormative White supremacist settler colonial logics that assume knowledge enters from an outside, that is predicated on progress, and that...
  • Trump administration warned of ‘traumatic psychological injury’ from family separations...

    07/31/2018 4:23:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | July 31, 2018 | Joshua Barajas
    A top health official told lawmakers Tuesday that the Trump administration was warned about instituting “any policy” resulting in family separations because of the effects such separations could have on the wellbeing of immigrant children. The official’s response came after Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) asked every federal immigration official at Tuesday’s hearing over family separations to answer a particular question: “Did anyone on this panel say, maybe [separating families] wasn’t such a good idea?” After a pause, Blumenthal directed his question first to Commander Jonathan White of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, who said he and the Office...
  • How Agile Helped Elect Donald Trump

    07/26/2018 12:05:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 22, 2018 | Steve Denning
    The idea of democracy is that voters will compare the candidates and select the better on the merits of their respective campaigns. But what if the outcome reflects better use of technology, independent of the merits? In 2012, Democrats celebrated the Obama campaign’s smarter use technology that helped lead to victory. But in 2018, the shoe was on the other foot, as the Trump campaign is being hailed for nimbler use of technology, specifically the “test, learn, adapt” approach that exemplifies Agile management. The Trump Campaign On Facebook In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Trump campaign spent about 50%...
  • Trump’s Psychopathology Is Getting Worse [BARF]

    07/04/2018 7:22:44 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 47 replies
    Project Syndicate: The World's Opinion Page ^ | July 3, 2018 | JEFFREY D. SACHS , BANDY X. LEE
    Most pundits interpret the US president’s outbursts as playing to his political base, or preening for the cameras, or blustering for the sake of striking future deals. In fact, Trump suffers from several psychological pathologies that render him a clear and present danger to the world. NEW YORK – Seemingly every day now, US President Donald Trump escalates his policy and personal attacks against other countries and their heads of state, the poor and the weak, and migrant families. Most recently, Trump has championed the heartless separation of migrant children from their parents. Though public outrage may have forced him...
  • Climate change deniers tend to be old, white and racist, study finds

    06/20/2018 1:23:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 130 replies
    Metro UK ^ | June 20, 2018 | by Rob Waugh
    There’s a ‘type’ when it comes to climate change denial it turns out – and it’s a pretty simple one: old, white and racist. Researchers found that American voters with the highest levels of racial resentment were far more likely to dispute the idea of man-made climate change. Researcher Salil Benegal at DePauw University analysed data from American National Election Studies – and found that Republicans with high racial resentment scores were 84% likely to disagree with man-made climate change. Previous Pew research has shown that climate change deniers tend to be old and white. The scores were measured on...
  • How climate change can cause depression, anxiety: ‘We will all be affected’

    06/12/2018 1:06:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Global News - Canada ^ | June 11, 2018 | By Dani-Elle Dubé
    Canada’s climate is getting hotter and wetter and it may have an impact on your mental health. That’s what experts are warning as Canada’s climate continues to shift dramatically, causing severe flooding in many parts of the country, and even droughts and fires in parts of the Prairies and the West Coast. It’s extreme weather events like those experienced in the 2016 wildfires in Fort McMurray and the 2013 floods in Toronto that can trigger mental-health disorders such as anxiety and depression, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And while some may believe these events are few and far...
  • Duke prof suggests libertarians are 'on the autism spectrum'

    02/13/2018 6:23:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | February 12, 2018 | Toni Airaksinen
    Two students at Columbia University are hosting a workshop later this month to encourage their peers to “redistribute our own wealth” to “marginalized people.” “Class Privilege and Radical Redistribution” is organized by Columbia University students Amy Wang and Claire Klinger, and will feature a roundtable discussion on “learning about our obligation to redistribute our own wealth.”
  • Study Makes Bizarre Claim That Global Warming Could Alter People’s Personalities

    02/06/2018 11:24:40 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/6/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    A new Columbia Business School study is out with the latest bizarre claim about man-made global warming — it could alter people’s personalities. “As climate change continues across the world, we may also observe concomitant changes in human personality,” reads the study, published in the journal Nature on Tuesday. It’s only the latest in a slew of studies on the potential psychological effects of future warming, and it’s not even the most bizarre. For example, recent studies have claimed worry about global warming is making people depressed. Those worried about man-made warming reported “feelings of loneliness and lethargy,” Reuters reported...
  • Psychiatrist Who Made Baseless Claim Against Trump Has Expired Medical License

    01/19/2018 5:58:56 PM PST · by upchuck · 71 replies
    Conservative Daily News ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Jim Clayton
    The Yale University psychology professor who “called in” her conclusion that President Trump was “mentally impaired” was recently criticized for ignoring well-established protocol. She made her diagnosis without ever actually examining the president. Now she faces additional criticism for another professional faux pas. It appears that Professor Bandy Lee is not currently licensed to practice psychology in her own state of Connecticut. Campus Reform discovered that Lee’s “physician/surgeon” license in Connecticut expired more than two years ago — on May 31, 2015 — and she hasn’t applied for a renewal since then. In addition, Lee’s “controlled substance registration for practitioner”...
  • Doctors want President Trump's head examined (CNN Hysteria Alert)

    01/14/2018 7:01:40 AM PST · by usafa92 · 45 replies
    Clinton/Communist News Network ^ | 1/13/2018 | Jen Christensen
    CNN) President Donald Trump is "in excellent health," White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, said following his physical Friday. But it's not clear whether any mental health tests were conducted, despite urging from mental health professionals. Jackson received an urgent letter from dozens of doctors and health professionals Thursday urging him to perform basic mental health tests on the President. While reviews of the past five presidents' physical exams show only a brief mention of mental health and none of the records includes a readout of the mental health tests, this letter points out that mental evaluations are routine during...
  • Newt Gingrich: Claims that Trump has mental problems disproven by his enormous success

    01/10/2018 1:20:09 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 10,2017 | Newt Gingrich
    In his first year as president, imagine this friend nominated a conservative to the Supreme Court and got him approved, aggressively cut regulations, established a National Security Strategy that has been widely praised, and successfully helped pass the largest tax cut in more than three decades for the American people. Imagine as a result of all this, small business confidence, CEO confidence, and consumer confidence are through the roof, which has helped drive the stock market to a record high. Now, consider how you would react if someone tried to convince you to ignore this track record and suggest that...
  • Psychiatrist Who Told Democrats Trump Unstable Backs Away from Claims

    01/10/2018 5:27:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 9, 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Dr. Bandy X. Lee, the Yale professor and clinical psychiatrist who reportedly briefed members of Congress last month about President Donald Trump’s supposed mental instability, backed away from those claims on Monday. Appearing on Midday Live with Dr. Drew and Mike Catherwood on TalkRadio 790 KABC in Los Angeles, Dr. Lee was forced to admit that other presidents, such as Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, also had psychological profiles that would be “concerning” to her. She then allowed that she was not talking about “mental illness” when it came to President Trump.
  • [Vanity] Research on Dr. Bandy X. Lee -- the "professor" who is accusing Trump of unravelling

    01/10/2018 2:36:31 AM PST · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Various, but mostly Yale
    Was having an argument on Twitter last night regarding Dr. Bandy X. Lee from Yale and found out some data that you all may find useful. First, who is Bandy X. Lee? She is the shrink who's made appearances since the inauguration of President Trump to accuse him of being crazy. She is the tip of the "25th Amendment" spear that is currently being thrust at him. Typical of recent articles appearing in the media recently is this one from MSN: A Yale University psychiatry professor told US lawmakers that she believes Donald Trump'smental health is "unravelling" in a presentation...
  • Treat ‘Mental Health’ Talk Against Trump Like The Coup Attempt It Is

    01/09/2018 7:24:49 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8 Jan, 2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    In the second season of the TV show “24,” President David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) is removed from office for failing to launch a war against three Middle East countries purportedly behind a nuclear attack on U.S. soil. Palmer has reason to doubt his intelligence agencies’ assurances of who was behind it, and it turns out the attack was orchestrated by a cabal of business and military leaders who want to launch a war for personal gain. The means by which Palmer is removed from office during the 4:00-5:00a hour on Day 2 is the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,...
  • 'How Dare Liberals!': Dershowitz Blasts Fellow Dems Over Claims Trump Is Mentally Ill

    01/08/2018 12:58:32 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 51 replies
    insider.foxnews.com ^ | 1/8/18 | unknown
    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz sounded off on claims the 25th Amendment should be used to remove President Trump over his mental capacity. Dershowitz, a Democrat who supported Hillary Clinton, said calls for removal are "very dangerous." "There’s only one thing worse than trying to criminalize political differences and that’s trying to psychiatrize them," he said. "These psychiatrists who are trying to diagnose without having even met the man. That’s what they did in Russia."
  • Psychiatrist Who Raised Concerns About Trump’s Mental Health Wants To ‘Contain’ Him

    01/07/2018 10:01:54 AM PST · by ColdOne · 98 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/6/18 | Justin Caruso
    Yale psychiatry professor Bandy Lee has been raising concerns about President Trump’s mental health for over a year and suggested in a new interview that Trump should be physically contained for an “urgent evaluation” to determine his mental state. In a Vox interview published Saturday, reporter Eliza Barclay asks Lee, “Okay, so you’re calling for an evaluation; you’re serious about that. How could he possibly be evaluated, since it seems like he wouldn’t voluntarily do it?” Lee responded, “We encounter this often in mental health. Those who most require an evaluation are the least likely to submit to one. That...
  • New scrutiny for Trump's mental fitness after book, tweets

    01/05/2018 3:07:38 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 05, 2018 | JONATHAN EASLEY AND JORDAN FABIAN
    Fears about President Trump's mental fitness have burst into public view, with the upcoming release of a new book detailing the chaotic early months of his presidency. While the concerns are being voiced almost exclusively by Trump critics and media figures, public figures openly questioning whether the president is mentally unwell is virtually unprecedented. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday faced questions for the second consecutive day about Trump’s fitness to serve as commander in chief. “It’s disgraceful and laughable. If he was unfit, he probably wouldn’t be sitting there, wouldn’t have defeated the most qualified group...
  • CNN’s Avlon: Trump’s Cheeseburger-in-Bed Evidence of “Clinical Depression”

    01/04/2018 5:01:25 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    John Avlon is CNN’s resident spitballer-in-chief, a guy with the personality of a snarky high school sophomore. Follow him for a while, and you’ll see that in virtually every appearance, he manages to work in a provocative line that you suspect he worked on before the lights came on. On CNN this morning, commenting on the allegation in Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” that President Trump would at times have cheeseburgers in bed at 6:30 pm, Avlon said: “Sounds like a portrait of clinical depression to me.” Except that . . . Get the rest of the story and view...
  • Climate Change and the Human Mind: A Noted Psychiatrist Weighs In

    10/26/2017 9:35:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Yale Environment 360 ^ | October 26, 2017 | BY DIANE TOOMEY
    Psychiatrist and historian Robert Jay Lifton has delved deep into the some of the darkest issues and most traumatic events of the 20th century with his research into the mindset of Nazi doctors, terrorism, the experiences of prisoners of war, and the aftermath of nuclear attack. Now, at the age of 91, Lifton has turned his attention to climate change. In his new book, The Climate Swerve: Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival, Lifton argues that we are living through a time of increasing recognition of the reality of climate change, a psychological shift he refers to as a “swerve,”...
  • Democrats Are Contacting Psychologists to Help Remove Trump From Office (tr)

    10/24/2017 3:49:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Oct. 24, 2017 | Jason Le Miere
    One Democrat has become so concerned with Donald Trump's mental health that she has reached out to the psychologist behind a political group calling for the president to be removed from office. California Representative Jackie Speier, has contacted John Gartner, a former assistant professor at Johns Hopkins medical school and founder of Duty to Warn, her office confirmed to Newsweek Tuesday. A collection of mental health professionals, the political action committee has advocated for Trump’s removal under the 25th Amendment.