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  • Army: no waivers for self-mutilators, others with serious mental health issues

    11/15/2017 3:30:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 11/15/17 | Corey Dickstein
    The U.S. Army has not and will not approve enlistment waivers for individuals with a history of self-mutilation or other documented serious mental health conditions, the Army’s top general said Wednesday. Gen. Mark Milley, the Army’s chief of staff, said recruitment standards have not been adjusted to meet hefty accession goals as the service looks to grow its force for the second consecutive year, calling a USA Today report that indicated the service would accept some individuals with past mental health issues “mischaracterized.” The report cited internal Army documents and listed conditions including self-mutilation, bipolar disorder, depression or drug or...
  • Self-Mutilators and Bi Polar Wackos – The Army’s Future Soldiers

    11/13/2017 4:56:28 PM PST · by pboyington · 26 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 13, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    I really have to stop asking myself what’s next in the military’s long, twisted, dark journey into the subterranean hell known as political correctness and general stupidity. As part of the military’s current trend of giving the unqualified a chance to serve; of allowing every freak of nature, social misfit, SJW and dud on active duty, the army has announced that they will be granting “waivers” to certain recruits who violate criteria related to mental-health violations like having a history of bipolar disorder, or self-mutilation. Imagine sitting in a foxhole with a bi polar nut job who wants to cut...
  • Why A Lot of Americans Don't Want To Befriend a Transgender Person

    05/21/2017 2:18:28 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 132 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05/19/2017 | Samantha Allen
    Would you be friends with a transgender person? A full 27 percent of American adults on a recent YouGov survey said no. Even fewer—less than 20 percent—said they would be open to dating a transgender person. The disappointing but unsurprising results reveal a sad truth about the transgender rights movement: Cultural acceptance has tended to lag behind formal recognition.
  • Wu-Tang Affiliated Rapper Who Dismembered Himself Says Penis is Reattached [title shortened]

    07/03/2014 1:15:26 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 51 replies ^ | 7/1/14
    One-time Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper Christ Bearer says that, despite the fact that he cut his penis off in a much-written about incident in April, his member has reunited with his body and is now fully functioning. In fact, he hopes to prove both points by doing a porno film. -snip- TMZ’s crack interviewer asked the rapper if any drugs were involved in his self-castrating incident, which led to a series of bleeped-out expletives; however he does say, “PCP was involved!” and adds, “Kids, say no to drugs!”
  • Hooked: Why would Boulder County folks want to hang from hooks piercing their skin? (Video)

    06/29/2014 1:53:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 65 replies
    Daily Camera Lifestyles ^ | 6-29-2014 | Aimee Heckel
    The first thing you'd probably ask Lisa Marteau is: Why would people want to hang from hooks pierced through their skin? The reasons are different for each person who participates in this activity known as body suspension, and the Boulder woman is careful not to make generalizations. She tiptoes around her words. She does not want to misrepresent the community — to further distort society's misconceptions and opinions about this unusual hobby.
  • (Inked) In Czech Republic, A Leading Presidential Candidate Has a Full-Face Tattoo

    01/11/2013 2:45:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    WP ^ | January 11, 2013 | Olga Khazan
    In Czech Republic, a leading presidential candidate has a full-face tattoo File this under, “Things that could never happen in America.” That man is Vladimir Franz, a Czech composer who is tattooed from head — and face — to toe, and he’s third in the polls in the Czech Republic’s presidential election, which is going on Friday and Saturday. This is the first time Czechs will directly elect a president — a mainly ceremonial position because the prime minister largely runs the country. Since the breakup of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic has had two presidents, Vaclav Havel and Vaclav Klaus,...
  • Man who thought he was a tiger has killed himself

    11/29/2012 7:49:40 AM PST · by juliosevero · 48 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    <p>Dennis Avner, a 54 years old man who spent years trying hard to make his body look like a tiger, has committed suicide. According to DailyMail of November 13, his body was found November 5. He lived alone.</p> <p>The problem of Avner began when a Native chief, guided by spirits, said that Avner should “follow the ways of the tiger.”</p>
  • Teens Self-embedding. Cutting, Self-mutilation on Rise?

    09/13/2010 8:56:53 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 37 replies
    AssociatedContentbyYahoo ^ | Sept. 13th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Why do teens and adults self-mutilate? There doesn't seem to be clear cut answers. Some tie the self-mutilation to abuse and not just to physical abuse but also neglect. Some cutters have said that when they cut they can regain control of their anger. While no one appears to have pat answers to cutting, self-embedding and self-mutilation, no one denies that it is a troubling trend.
  • No sex for me, please! Ex-transsexual Australian Norrie May-Welby is first legally genderless person

    03/16/2010 9:16:33 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 75 replies · 3,593+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, March 16th 2010 | Maria Fugate
    Census-takers may soon have to add a new check box for gender. And the thanks for the confusion goes to Norrie May-Welby of Australia, who has passed as a man — and a woman — and is now the first person legally designated neither, London's Telegraph reports. The genderless 48-year-old was born male in Scotland, and moved Down Under at age 7. Twenty-one years later, May-Welby underwent a sex change, but really wasn't happy living life as a woman either, according to Which left neuter, naturally — and that seemed to fit. "The concepts of man or woman don't...
  • Horrifying Trend Hits Young Women

    03/03/2009 5:05:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 99 replies · 3,494+ views ^ | March 3, 2009 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Julia is a fairly typical 16-year-old girl: she is crazy about boys, concerned about being fashionable, doesn't appreciate homework, loves pizza - and she "cuts". For those who aren't familiar with the term - and whose imaginations might be thinking the worst about what it means to "cut" - I'm afraid I only have very sad news: "cutting" means you take a knife or razor and use it to actually dig into your own flesh. This barbaric practice is common among today's precious teen women. Some school counselors estimate that the majority of middle and high school aged girls have...
  • Method detects self-injury

    12/04/2008 10:03:53 AM PST · by Sopater · 15 replies · 664+ views
    Journal Sentinel ^ | Dec. 3, 2008 | John Fauber
    Chicago - Radiologists say they have found a safe and precise method for dealing with what appears to be a growing problem among troubled teens: inserting objects such as pins and paperclips under the skin. Self-embedding disorder is part of a disturbing trend among adolescents - usually girls - who deliberately injure themselves without suicidal intent. "This is not a local phenomenon," said William Shiels II, a radiologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and lead author of a paper on the disorder. Since the disorder was identified two months ago, at least six other hospitals have reported similar...
  • Mysterious infection blamed on tongue piercing

    09/24/2007 10:11:33 PM PDT · by SoldierMedic · 85 replies · 179+ views
    EVERETT, Wash. -- Cindi Reedes heard doctors tell her the same frightening words three times in eight days: Her teenage daughter's chances of survival were slim. It would take a near-miracle to save her from the aggressive infection ravaging her body. The only cause doctors could guess at was the tongue piercing 18-year-old Lacey Filosa got without her mother knowing about it. For weeks, Lacey wavered at the edge of death, kept in a drug-induced coma to give her struggling body every chance to heal. A tube kept her breathing. Operations to cut out the infection were needed nearly every...
  • Tattoos lessen likelihood of landing a job

    07/31/2007 7:00:04 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 95 replies · 4,339+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 30, 2007 | Patricia Kitchen
    MELVILLE, N.Y. Got a tattoo? It could interfere with getting a job. A new survey shows that employees are getting the message that plenty of bosses find visible tattoos or body piercings objectionable in the workplace. "Some would argue that they are a legitimate form of self expression and shouldn't be regulated by an employer," said Mark Oldman, co-founder of career site, which conducted the survey. "But, like it or not, many employers feel that flagrant tattoos detract from one's professional appearance. While they may be less unsavory now, they still can carry a counterculture, Hells Angels flavor, especially...
  • Body Art In Scars (Tag-on to the Tattoo Post of Yesterday)

    01/10/2007 2:00:53 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 15 replies · 685+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | January 10, 2007 | Chris Martell
    With assists from Madonna, Britney Spears and Lenny Kravitz, body piercing made its way into mainstream America during the last decade. It's now common for high school girls from middle-class backgrounds to have pierced navels, metal bars running through the cartilage of their upper ears, and piercings in spots their parents don't care to imagine. That, among many factors - aesthetic, spiritual and sexual - has led devotees of body modification to move on to new extremes such as scarification by cutting or branding, and decorative objects implanted under skin, or even in the whites of eyes.The growing interest in...
  • Hugh Hewitt: Now is not the time for doom and gloom

    10/21/2006 12:04:24 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 31 replies · 815+ views ^ | 10/20/06 | Hugh Hewitt
    Now is not the time for doom and gloom By Hugh Hewitt Friday, October 20, 2006 "I don't believe you." That's what I told "conservative campaign consultant" Rick Shaftan on last night's radio show. Shaftan had been quoted in Thursday's Washington Times as saying "Conservatives aren't motivated to come out, is what I'm finding. They see no reason to re-elect the people who are in office." I asked Mr. Shaftan was he conducting polling, for whom, and was it published? No, it wasn't published, he replied, and that he did some work for the Minutemen. Then, as he began to...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 07-19-2006

    07/19/2006 6:25:39 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 132+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 07-19-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Have you heard the news of this trick? This religious man, fanatic Like the farmer's wife With a carving knife Bobbitized himself! (That is sick!)
  • Teens new obsession: self abuse

    06/05/2006 6:36:57 PM PDT · by voletti · 72 replies · 1,784+ views
    financial express ^ | 6/5/06 | ap
    CHICAGO, JUNE 5 : Nearly 1 in 5 students at two elite U.S. universities say they have purposely injured themselves by cutting, burning or other methods, a disturbing phenomenon that psychologists say they are hearing about more often. For some young people, self-abuse is an extreme coping mechanism that seems to help relieve stress; for others it is a way to make deep emotional wounds more visible. The results of the survey at Cornell and Princeton are similar to other estimates on this frightening behavior. Counselors say it is happening at colleges, high schools and middle schools across the United...
  • I tawt I taw a purdy tat ...

    06/04/2006 11:57:26 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 7 replies · 232+ views
    Denver Rocky Mountain News ^ | June 3, 2006 | James B. Meadow
    To tattoo or not to tattoo? That was definitely not the question. At least, it wasn't the question being asked by the people ready to think ink Friday at the Adam's Mark Hotel, where the inaugural Denver Tattoo Convention was convening. And whether you want to label the scene unfurling in the hotel's Grand Ballroom bizarre or beguiling - judging from the displays of flora, fauna and phantasmagoria, to say nothing of "weird eyeball things" - on assorted backs, chests, arms, legs, hands, necks and nether regions, this is definitely an event to dye for. "You can feel the energy....
  • What Drives People to Want to Be Amputees?

    04/06/2006 1:35:33 PM PDT · by Millee · 45 replies · 688+ views
    ABC News ^ | 4/5/06 | Staff
    Karl is a double amputee, but not by accident, birth or disease. He is an amputee by choice. Six years ago, Karl (who asked that his real name not be used) sat alone in a parked car with 100 pounds of dry ice and an obsession to destroy his legs. "The first thing I did was I used a wooden flour scoop to scoop some granulated dry ice into the bucket. … It filled the wastebasket with carbon dioxide gas, which was 79 degrees below zero," he said. Over the next 45 minutes, Karl put his legs in the wastebasket...
  • Tattoos, visible piercings could affect appearance-related job opportunities

    04/03/2006 8:42:51 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 285 replies · 6,183+ views
    UTC Echo ^ | 3/30/06 | Joey Von Haeger
    Tattoos and piercings are ways for an individual to express their personality, but most employers are looking for presentable employees. "I think that appearance is very important, [because] it lets the employer know that you know how to take care of yourself," said Eric Constantine, the manager of Athlete's House in Nashville. It can be a very difficult choice whether or not to have your ears pierced or to get a tattoo, as Lisa Stevens, a freshman, found out. "I really wanted the lifeguard job at the local pool back home," she said. "The only thing was that I also...