Archive for November, 2011

Cult Or Religion?

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Identifying what is a cult isn’t so easy. In my case, the cult I was seduced into entering is actually accepted or at least tolerated among the main-stream. What people, even responsible people like serious journalists don’t know or want to admit is that even the celebrities they admire can get seduced.

Child Without A Diagnosis

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Reba, like so many children today, it seems, has been tested for everything. Various specialists have hazarded guesses, such as autism, autism spectrum, hearing disabled, mute, sensory over-responsivity (SOR), various types of organic brain damage, depression, even schizophrenia at one brief point in time (that was quickly shelved when Reba’s unusual behavior resolved itself every time Isobel and her husband removed Reba from this particular specialist’s office).

Free-Association Gratitude

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Some free-association thanks.

Extreme Bullying

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

I was bullied for a couple months, in elementary school. My nemesis, Tammy, was about twice my size. She threatened to punch me and I lived in terror that she would. One day she did. I was surprised—it hurt, but the pain wasn’t so bad.

Penn State Abuse

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Fear of losing your job is not an adequate reason for covering up abuse.

Fear of damaging your career is not an adequate reason for covering up abuse.

Fear of retaliation is not an adequate reason for covering up abuse.

Troubling Trends in Mental Health Funding

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

“People with life threatening mental illnesses are being abandoned,” said NAMI’s Mike Fitzpatrick. “The more that mental health care is provided by Medicaid, the greater the risk exists that uninsured or under-insured individuals won’t receive the help they need.”

Get Rich Slow

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

t’s so bizarre. Even I, non-investing novice that I am, know you’re supposed to: Buy low (and then hopefully sell high).

He Forged Psych Data For Fame And Money

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Diederik Stapel, a leading social psychologist at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, has apparently spent years falsifying research data.

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