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  • Emotional Support Squirrel Lady Is Suing Frontier

    10/13/2018 9:45:44 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 39 replies
    Passenger Cindy Torok relies on her emotional squirrel, Daisy, to deal with her anxiety. She`ll fit in the palm of my hand. I can cover her up with my other hand. She gives you kisses. She shares that when flight attendants discovered her squirrel, they asked her to exit the plane immediately. When she refused, they warned they would just de-board everyone else instead. Torok responded: OK deboard them! But I am taking my squirrel with me…You will not take my baby from me! If you’re wondering how she got through security in the first place, she claims the TSA...
  • For Those Who Wonder About Ms. Blasey’s Little Girl Voice, Read This

    10/05/2018 7:21:32 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 76 replies
    Independent Sentinal ^ | 10/04/2018 | S. Noble
    During his Tuesday show, Rush Limbaugh spoke with a caller who said that Ford’s “whole demeanor and her body language, it was just so rehearsed and coached.” “You know, we had … I didn’t get to this yet. I had an audio sound bite,” Limbaugh said. “A Hollywood actress or an actress somewhere that I’ve never heard of did a video impersonation of Dr. Ford, and it was so spot on, and it was exactly… I noticed her speech pattern,” he continued. IT’S A VOICE TECHNIQUE KNOWN IN THE PROFESSION “Those of us whose profession involve the voice know very...
  • Kavanaugh hearings in D.C. prompt safe space at home

    10/02/2018 9:15:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    WHBF-TV ^ | October 2, 2018 | Tahera Rahman
    DAVENPORT, Iowa - Controversial testimony at the nation's capitol is getting some reaction here at home. A local mental health counselor says she's seen the impact of the hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Miriam Prichard says it took an emotional toll on her and some of her patients. She says hearing the testimony from survivors can be traumatizing for other survivors. Prichard teamed up with a Davenport church so people could reflect in a quiet space. "What I've seen from survivors this past week is that people are just tired because they hear these stories and they hear people doubting...
  • The Distortion/Smear Campaign

    09/29/2018 1:44:06 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Smear campaigners carefully and strategically use lies, exaggerations, suspicions, and false accusations to destroy your credibility. They hide behind a cloak of upstanding heroism and feigned innocence in an attempt to make as many people as possible think their efforts are based not on their vindictiveness, but on upstanding concern. Abusive people enjoy this framing game. They provoke their chosen target for a reaction then claim it as evidence of mental instability, evil-mindedness, or something else that implies it is the victim who is at fault. Diverting all attention away from their own behavior, the bully seeks support from others...
  • How Many Subjects?: Statistical Power Analysis in Research (2015) by Christine Blasey

    09/28/2018 7:44:03 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 67 replies
    Google Books ^ | 2015 | By Helena Chmura Kraemer, Christine Blasey
    About the Authors Christine Blasey is a Professor of Psychology at Palo Alto University ...
  • Re Ford: Are Psychologists Psychoanalysed?

    09/27/2018 12:57:38 PM PDT · by Ronin · 51 replies
    Vanity | 09/28/2019 | Ronin
    Pardon the vanity, but an interesting question occurred to me last night. This woman, Ford, is a licensed Psychologist, right? Now, if I understand it right, every psychiatrist has to undergo analysis before entering practice. Doesn't the same (or an equivalent) hold true for psychologists? If so, wouldn't this incident and her allegations have come to light back then? I think the timing of her "discovery" back prior to the 2012 election is as suspicious as anything else she has said. Comments?
  • The Fragile Role Of Memory In The Allegations Against Judge Kavanaugh

    09/24/2018 8:13:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2024 | Scott Moorefield
    No matter what happens this week, we’ll likely never truly know what exactly, if anything, happened between Christina Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh that night in 1982, or even between the judge and his latest accuser, Deborah Ramirez, who after “carefully assessing her memories” from a drunken college party 35 years ago, has finally decided that it was, indeed, Brett Kavanaugh who exposed himself to her that night.This isn’t necessarily because Ford and Ramirez are purposefully lying – although they very well could be – but because all the evidence we have, or don’t have, so far seems to suggest...
  • Medical Professionals Leave Guantanamo With New Impressions

    10/27/2005 3:29:03 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 5 replies · 391+ views
    DoD ^ | Oct. 27, 2005 | Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service
    Some public- and private-sector medical professionals were impressed with what they saw during an Oct. 19 visit to observe detainee operations at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Defense Department's senior medical official said here Oct. 26. The group's impressions will be used to update departmental policy guidance related to the handling of detainees captured in the global war against terrorism, Dr. William Winkenwerder Jr., assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, said in an interview with American Forces Press Service. After their daytrip to Guantanamo, the group returned to Washington and met with Winkenwerder that evening at Andrews...
  • Christine Blasey’s Therapist Notes Don’t Back Up Her Story

    09/18/2018 9:16:34 AM PDT · by detective · 128 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | September 17, 2018 | S. Noble
    Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser came forward, she says, because she feels it’s her “civic responsibility.” “These are all the ills that I was trying to avoid,” Ford told the Washington Post. “Now I feel like my civic responsibility is outweighing my anguish and my terror about retaliation.” Judge Kavanaugh has since issued two statements denying the allegations.
  • Christians Who Oppose Conversion Therapy Need a Reality Check

    09/13/2018 7:48:18 AM PDT · by fwdude · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 13, 2018 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    To be loving does not mean to be gullible. Jesus Christ mentions that we will come across dishonest people, especially among those who have prestige (or are seeking it). We should love people, but that does not mean we should let them take advantage of us. Or fool us. Or trick us. In that spirit, I want Rosaria Butterfield, Sam Allberry, and Jackie Hill Perry to answer a simple yes-or-no question. No long filibustering paragraphs. No detours into extensive complaints about what other Christians are supposedly doing. No lifeline block-quotes from Augustine. Just yes or no. Here: Do you agree...
  • Study Finds 1 in 4 College Students Diagnosed With a Mental Condition

    09/09/2018 10:23:55 PM PDT · by El Flaco · 53 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 9/8/2018 | Study Find
    BOSTON — For some, it’s the best four years of their lives. For others, it’s a period of constant struggle, whether academically, socially, or both. College brings about new experiences and challenges for young adults that can be difficult to adapt to and overcome, so perhaps it’s no surprise that a new study reports high rates of stress and mental health conditions among students.
  • Is the Queer Reckoning upon Us?

    09/06/2018 1:23:18 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 6, 2018 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Over the last ten years, the LGBT movement created a brotherhood out of its victims...people who lost their jobs, families, public reputation, homes, or incomes because they chose not to submit to the LGBT agenda. ...One, a doctor, faced the ultimate choice when gays in his hospital filed charges against him for warning patients about the dangers of anal sodomy. He lost all his medical appointments... ...A nurse found herself hauled before a disciplinary board for distributing health pamphlets critical of the LGBT push for same-sex restrooms... ..An English professor received notification that an adviser to the gay students' group,...
  • New study angers transgenders for claiming they have at least ONE mental disorder

    09/04/2018 8:37:04 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 38 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/4/18 | USA Features
    PC Science: A newly released study is angering the transgender community for concluding that most young people who ‘come out’ as trans have at least one mental disorder. In the study, which was published at PLoS ONE and focused primarily on female teens, assistant professor of behavioral and social sciences at Brown University Lisa Littman found that 87 percent of young people were reported by their parents to have come out as trans after an increased amount of time spent on social media and the Internet and after “cluster outbreaks” of gender dysphoria among groups of friends.
  • Online Bettors Can Sniff Out Weak Psychology Studies

    08/29/2018 3:03:32 PM PDT · by jonascord · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Aug 27, 2018 | Ed Yong
    Must be linked...
  • Online Bettors Can Sniff Out Weak Psychology Studies

    08/29/2018 6:09:45 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 7 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Aug 27, 2018 | Ed Yong
    Psychologists are in the midst of an ongoing, difficult reckoning. Many believe that their field is experiencing a “reproducibility crisis,” because they’ve tried and failed to repeat experiments done by their peers. Even classic results—the stuff of textbooks and TED talks—have proven surprisingly hard to replicate, perhaps because they’re the results of poor methods and statistical tomfoolery. These problems have spawned a community of researchers dedicated to improving the practices of their field and forging a more reliable way of doing science. These attempts at reform have met resistance. Critics have argued that the so-called crisis is nothing of the...
  • A Gay Parent’s Complaint About Adoption Illustrates A Dangerous Adult-Centric Mindset

    08/27/2018 11:47:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/27/2018 | Katy Faust
    Every now and then you come across an article that perfectly illustrates how grossly adult-centric the debate surrounding family has become — to the exclusion of the rights and needs of children.In her article “I Had To Get A Second Parent Adoption And There’s A Ridiculous Reason Why” Lora Leigel describes her marriage to her female partner, and their decision to have a child using a sperm donor. Because they used her partner’s egg and she was not biologically related to the baby, Leigel had to sign paperwork to adopt the child as a “second parent.”Spoiler: She thinks it’s...
  • Doctor’s orders: Let children just play

    08/20/2018 4:02:16 PM PDT · by Mariner · 55 replies
    LA Times via Bakersfield.com ^ | August 20th, 2018 | By Melissa Healy
    Imagine a drug that could enhance a child’s creativity, critical thinking and resilience. Imagine that this drug were simple to make, safe to take, and could be had for free. The nation’s leading pediatricians say this miracle compound exists. In a new clinical report, they are urging doctors to prescribe it liberally to the children in their care. What is this wonder drug? Play. “This may seem old-fashioned, but there are skills to be learned when kids aren’t told what to do,” said Dr. Michael Yogman, a Harvard Medical School pediatrician who led the drafting of the call to arms....
  • She’s the world’s top empathy researcher. But colleagues say she bullied and intimidated them

    08/08/2018 6:18:32 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 10 replies
    Tania Singer, a celebrated neuroscientist and director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, is known as one of the world’s foremost experts on empathy. In her research, she has sought to demonstrate that meditation can make people more kind and caring. The title of a profile of Singer written by this reporter in 2013 summed up her public image: Concentrating on Kindness. But inside her lab, it was a very different story, eight former and current colleagues say in interviews with Science. The researchers, all but one of whom insisted on remaining...
  • Homophobic Men are Aroused by Gay Male Porn (Barf alert) Dated 2011

    08/07/2018 6:39:14 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 50 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | Jun 09, 2011 | Nathan A Heflick
    Even a man who thought that women want to have sex with their fathers, and that women spend much of their lives distraught over their lack of a penis, is right sometimes. This person, the legend that is Sigmund Freud, theorized that people often have the most hateful and negative attitudes towards things they secretly crave, but feel that they shouldn't have. If Freud is right, then perhaps men who are the most opposed to male homosexuality have particularly strong homosexual urges for other men. One study asked heterosexal men how comfortable and anxious they are around gay men. Based...
  • Psychotherapist Warns of Epidemic of Working Mothers Producing Mentally Ill Children

    08/07/2018 11:29:05 AM PDT · by fwdude · 64 replies
    Barbwire ^ | Mar 11, 2018 | Julio Severo
    A leading psychotherapist in New York City in the last 25 years has warned that mothers who return to work too soon after having babies are damaging their children’s mental health. In a video for the New York Post, Erica Komisar revealed how she’s seen an ‘epidemic level of mental disorders in very young children,’ which she puts down to the “devaluing of mothering in society.” The author of Being There, Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters explained that babies experience a rush of cortisol and a great deal of stress when they’re away from their mothers....