To Those Who are Entrusted to Know Better

September 24, 2015…A total of 769 people died and 934 others were injured as the result of a hajj stampede at the “stoning the devil” ritual near Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
+Roan the Zero Suit Fox themselves, they gathered, panicked and crowds crush it’s members

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Stoning of the devil ritual in Saudi Arabia – no comment

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+Roan the Zero Suit Fox it is a natural assumption that a religious crowd is gathered to slaughter someone/thing; but even in peaceful rituals of gatherings, crowd dynamics are predictable.

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Dear Medical Profession:

Thousands protest legalisation of ‘gay cure’ therapy in Brazil

Dear Medical Profession

stop licensing these people who put your profession into stupidity

or worse, workshops

Time for the Medical Profession to declare religion a mental illness

and see how the diagnostic manual shrinks!

and then, to those who also should know better
Affirmation, the gay Mormon support group, has seen a ‘sea change’ in its 40 years
Dear queers, get away from religion and stop with the self loathing, straight acting we can conform too.the Mormon Church was invented as a go around the no adultery commandment in a time of women scarcity

the mormon church funded the end of marriage equality in California’s Prop 8

not only illegal across state lines, but also religion interfering with government

 

Dear Legal Profession:

Kentucky family court judge Tim Philpot says same-sex marriage is “very illogical” and make victims out of children.
Judge Says Homosexuals Have Ruined Hugging Between Straight Guys
Judge Says Homosexuals Have Ruined Hugging Between Straight Guys

 

heterosexual men should be more secure in the statistics of them being the biggest threat to children, women, other men and vulnerable
“While Australia debates whether to legalise same-sex marriage, elsewhere in the world gay people can struggle to simply stay out of jail.

Being openly gay is effectively illegal in more than 70 countries — and can result in severe punishment, sometimes even death.”

Pride, prejudice and punishment: Gay rights around the world
Pride, prejudice and punishment: Gay rights around the world

Dear Majority:

Dear Majority

it’s because you can’t be trusted that Minority Rights are supposed to exist

but it is taking too many decades for the message of leaving other to their own lives and everyone gets to manage their own to sink in

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TV commercial complaint

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications … – CRTC

 

Dear CRTC

 

I am writing to complain about a tv commerical currently airing on Global Television in British Columbia and likely across the country.

 

It’s the Viagra commercial where a man at the pharmacy counters asks chirpily for brand rather than generic and then proceeds to repeat the word Viagra to the woman and male customer behind him.

This commerical raises several issues of medical access and brand vs generic across the spectrum of medicines – and in the era of medical and recreational marijuana – raises the issue of what is medication being used in an obvious recreational fashion.

Pharmacy counters are about privacy and the character in the tv commerical’s conduct is firmly in sexual harassment domain, one’s penis is never polite company conversation.

In public, that is just short of actually flashing other people, and in the workplace, would be subject to workplace grievances.

Of course, it is just a tv commercial, but I really have to wonder, do men really want to be viewed as being unable to mature beyond the toddler toilet training phase of social development?

 

Make a Complaint or Ask a Question

Tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll guide you to the right place.

TV Advertising Inappropriate content

For concerns related to inappropriate content in advertising, you should try to resolve the issue with the broadcaster. Many questions or complaints are resolved at this stage.

If your issue remains unresolved, please contact Advertising Standards Canada (ASC). As Canada’s advertising self-regulatory body, they administer the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards, the principal instrument of advertising self-regulation in Canada. The Code sets the criteria for acceptable advertising and forms the basis for the review and adjudication of consumer and advertising disputes.

 

heavy sigh…

Exhibit A for baby-men this week were realDonaldTrump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in a tense exchange of brinkmanship.
Two female Canadian politicians motivate amid babble of infant men: Paradkar | Toronto Star
Two female Canadian politicians motivate amid babble of infant men: Paradkar | Toronto Star
men who can’t cope that women are real people, eh
“@GerryRitzMP gives crackers a bad name. Female politicians are not Barbies, Gerry. And I’m pretty sure @cathmckenna could kick your ass,” Comedian Mark Critch responded on Twitter.
Calling environment minister ‘climate Barbie,’ MP provokes outrage | Toronto Star
Calling environment minister ‘climate Barbie,’ MP provokes outrage | Toronto Star
meanwhile, speaking of adulting and professionals
Dear Medical Profession

stop licensing these people who put your profession into stupidity

or worse, workshops

Time for the Medical Profession to declare religion a mental illness

and see how the diagnostic manual shrinks!

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/09/23/thousands-protest-legalisation-of-gay-cure-therapy-in-brazil/

Thousands protest legalisation of ‘gay cure’ therapy in Brazil
Thousands protest legalisation of ‘gay cure’ therapy in Brazil
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A Very Canadian Outing

My Mom woke me up this morning, my Dad needed to be taken to the hospital – but there was time for coffee. Urgent but not Emergency.

I dropped The Parents off at the Emergency and then went to the secret free parking place nearby.

I walked back to the hospital, having a stranger chat with a Grandmother and her 17 month old grandchild, (youngest of 5 grandchildren, the oldest being 10; from her three sons). I was impressed with how the kid slept through the bick trucks rumbling down the Saperton main drag in New Westminster.

The waiting room was moderate and my Dad was taken right to an emerg bed.

After he was settled, my Mom and I headed out to Downtown New West; where we had lunch of a really cool bubble waffle at a”Something Bistro” on sixth and I thought I had had the business name from my first visit that I blogged in May, 2017

Today, A Kind Act Made Me Cry

at followed by a stop at Galloway’s.

 

Then, it was back into Surrey and a stop at City Hall to drop off save the park petition

Save Surrey Parks: Save Hawthorne Park

 

then, to the Chain Pharmacy and then home again.

My Mom will be going back to the hospital with my sister and we’ll find out if it’s a visit or a stay.

 

I am off to Skyrim for a while, and then I have to finish correspondance to the Federal Human Rights, and to the

Ministry of Mental Health & Addictions – Province of British Columbia

B.C. NDP to reinstate human rights commission after 15 years

BC Human Rights Tribunal

College of Pharmacists of British Columbia | Better health through …

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia

 

and cc’ed to

Federal government to issue formal apology this year to LGBT …

RCMP Class Action | Klein Lawyers

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Personal Best Ever List of Internet Exchanges

Question for the Group: Tight linkage between hosts and parasites

Often parasites seem excessively and unnecessarily tied to a specific host species. For example, dog fleas can feed on humans, but cannot use human blood to breed.

What are the factors that drive such one-to-one parasite-host pairs?

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    I suggest starting with this essay I posted here a few years ago:
    plus.google.com – *The Zombie-Theory from Hell: Why Won’t Lamarckism ever die* ? [updated Nov …

    Species go extinct all the time and not always for external causes like asteroids. Also, natural selection is not a program for improvement with a goal of a somehow “improved” result at the end of millions of years. Darwin used the word “fitness” more in the sense of a hand in a glove than as a qualitative judgement of worth or as an assessment of strength. When an environment changes a species may adapt but if the change happens too quickly the species may not be able to adapt. That’s just the way the evolutionary cookie crumbles. Highly specialized species that rely on only one other organism flourish until they don’t.

    *The Zombie-Theory from Hell: Why Won’t Lamarckism ever die* ? [updated Nov …
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+Steven Dunlap Okay. I read the essay. It did nothing to answer my question.
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I think this is to do with parallel evolution. It’s simply that dog fleas spent a great deal of evolutionary time with dogs causing their own biology to ‘dog specialise’. If at any point they do cross over to another host species, it’s a bit like island hopping finches in the Galapagos, they quickly re-specialise to the new conditions and eventually speciate.
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+Ian Atkinson

That’s similar to my own view. My speculation is this:

Organisms can evolve to consume a wide variety of foods, or they can specialize. Organisms that eat a variety of foods have an advantage in that if one food source goes away, they can eat plenty of other things, but they pay a price for that flexibility. Their digestive systems need to be robust, their livers (or in the case of insects, fat bodies) need to be large and complex to handle the diverse toxins found in different foods.

If a particular food source is stable and abundant, an organism can gain an advantage by specializing in eating that food. Energy that might otherwise be required for digestive organs or metabolic doo-dads needed to eat and extract nutrients from different foods can instead be put into, say, eggs. So the flea or louse that can consume different kinds of blood has wasted its precious energy in developing that stuff.

I suspect that parasites (or commensals, if they do no harm to the host) will often evolve such finely tuned mouthparts, digestive systems and metabolisms that they become tied to a particular species, or even to particular niches within that species, like the several species of human face mites.

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I wonder about the symbiotic ones ones too, flowers that look like the pollen spreading insects.
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what if any blood difference chemistry is between dogs, cats and humans, thinking of the fleas – that also live on rats and mice and other furry things… .maybe it’s not just the blood, but the fur habitat?
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+Nina Tryggvason That’s certainly possible. Yet, dogs have such a wide variety of fur types, and dog fleas seem to do fine on all of them.

Dog fleas can feed off of human blood, but cannot reproduce using it. So I tend to think it is something about the blood that makes fleas specific to a particular species.

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+David Fillingham I guess that’s how the fleas populate niches, mammals, birds… how related are lice to fleas? might they be the homo sape variation?
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+David Fillingham plants have aphids parasites too.
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+Nina Tryggvason I’m no entomologist, but the nice thing about the Internet is so much information is instantly available! Lice and fleas are both insects, but otherwise are not closely related.

Good point about plant parasites! Aphids are to plants as lice are to mammals. In fact, I just now learned that the British call them “plant lice.” And just as with lice, some of them are “monophagous,” feeding off of only one species.

en.wikipedia.org – Aphid – Wikipedia

So you caused me to learn something new today!

Also, here is a short wiki about the role of co-evolution in specialist species.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generalist_and_specialist_species

Aphid - Wikipedia

Aphid – Wikipedia
en.wikipedia.org
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+David Fillingham you are welcome and I also thank you for this genuine conversation about a topic, and yes, it is curious on-line that people behave as if experts (I am not one either), when it’s like the biggest open book quiz on line.
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+David Fillingham I wonder where the line between symbiotic and parasite is and if it’s a change over time in species relations. and also – what about the parasites that require multiple hosts over their lifespan, that seems more precarious than one to one
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+Nina Tryggvason Symbiotic relationships tend to crop up where an organism is unable to simply take from it’s host, so must barter in some way for it’s resources.
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+Ian Atkinson I think that is mostly right. In many plant/animal symbiotic relationships, the animal provides transportation (for pollen or seeds) in exchange for food (nectar or fruit/nuts).

It seems to me that gut bacteria may be a different kind of symbiotic relationship. Termites can’t directly digest wood, but their gut bacteria can, and convert the wood into products the termite can digest. The bacteria could consume all of the wood’s energy, but that would kill the termite.

We humans also have gut bacteria that help us digest our food.

My speculation is that in both cases, the bacteria started out as either pathogens or parasites, but the bacteria that by chance drove away less pathological or parasitic competing bacteria gave their hosts an evolutionary advantage, and hence, themselves an evolutionary advantage. Over time, gut bacteria that was beneficial to their hosts both in terms of being hostile to pathogens and in terms of assisting with digestion would have co-evolved into symbiants.

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+David Fillingham and so much of “our” DNA is from them too, it must have been part of the leap from single celled to multi-celled creatures. specialization of function.
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+David Fillingham and the gut/depression link for the type of microbs: scientificamerican.com – Is Your Gut Making You Depressed or Anxious?

Is Your Gut Making You Depressed or Anxious?

Is Your Gut Making You Depressed or Anxious?
scientificamerican.com
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+David Fillingham parasites that an kill a host and move to another are one thing, but those that live in the host, depending on that host for environment, are more curious with the mutual destruction
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+Nina Tryggvason Perhaps the key to understanding the host-killing parasites is the ability of those parasites to spread their offspring to alternative hosts.

Parasitic intestinal worm infestations can eventually kill the host, but not before the host has defecated lots of eggs and larva to be ingested by other members of the host species.

Now…how about lunch?

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+David Fillingham It would be a fascinating brunch/lunch; I wish to thank you for your random act of kindness, this ranks as a best ever internet exchange; so rare to meet another person with curiosity as the wordage coin of exchange
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Braining Today

In brain news, turns out that there is a substantial gender difference, and it’s related danger.

So it’s not only threat and risk assessment from danging, but being danger.

the predator and prey, the reptile survival to the ape socialized

to the upright walking nakest ape, the homo sape

which was the foreplanning, forecasting, future projecting brain

Sex and Aggression Controlled Separately in Female Animal Brains, But Overlap in Male Brains

Brain structures that control sexual and aggressive behavior in mice are wired differently in females than in males.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Sex and Aggression Controlled Separately in Female Animal Brains, But Overlap in Male Brains
Sex and Aggression Controlled Separately in Female Animal Brains, But Overlap in Male Brains

Learning and Unlearning Fear: The Two Faces of Noradrenaline

Emotional learning can create strong memories and powerful emotional responses, but flexible behavior demands that these responses be inhibited when they are no longer appropriate. Scientists at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered that emotional and flexible learning rely on an important division of labor in the brain.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Learning and Unlearning Fear: The Two Faces of Noradrenaline
Learning and Unlearning Fear: The Two Faces of Noradrenaline

Debunking the Myth That OCD is Associated With Superior Intelligence

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is not associated with a higher intelligence quotient (IQ), a myth popularized by Sigmund Freud, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Texas State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The research is in Neuropsychology Review. (full access paywall)

Debunking the Myth That OCD is Associated With Superior Intelligence
Debunking the Myth That OCD is Associated With Superior Intelligence
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  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    smart people are organized, but those who are only organized are not coping
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  • Robert Knapp's profile photo
    I would think ocd is correlated with low iq due to the anxiety and confusion exhibited by those who suffer from it.
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  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    +Robert Knapp depending on the type of work people do, it can be effective in the workplace
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  • Крыстафер Гомес's profile photo
    +Nina Tryggvason anxiety is never good for the workplace
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  • Robert Knapp's profile photo
    +Nina Tryggvason I don’t think any mental illness is ever good for the workplace; people need to address those problems at a personal level so they don’t create problems for self and others.
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    Most OCDs I know are a bit sociopathic. Some are outright nuts.
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  • Robert Knapp's profile photo
    +TheLance3185 at the core, I suspect they are babied into thinking life and the world are safe and bad things like dying are something to be ignored. It appears to be a struggle to deal with the reality that life is a tragedy.
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    I smarter is em not consfued
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    My brother had the real deal with ocd. He died young and drove everyone crazy. No one wanted to be around him. People did not matter only what he wanted. Is that a high IQ? Then I now know why mankind is a waste that will blow itself up.
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    +Joseph Griffin a lot of mentally ill people can see the people and world around then when obsessively focusing on their unique problems.
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  • Крыстафер Гомес's profile photo
    +Robert Knapp John Nash – learnt to live with his madness – but Professor Nash is also a genius.
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    +Крыстафер Гомес​ I’m sure he put himself and people around him in his narcissistic personal hell.
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    +Robert Knapp no… he didn’t. he is not narcissistic. he is a genius.

    A Beautiful Mind is about the Professor…

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    +Robert Knapp I had SEVERE OCD, AND IF YOU’VE NEVER LOVED SOMEONE WITH OR HAD IT YOURSELF, OPINIONS ARE JUST THAT, I MADE IT THRU COLLEGE AT THE HEIGHT OF MY FIGHT AND IT WAS AT LEAST TEN TIMES MORE DIFFICULT. IT’S NOT JUST ANXIETY IT’S DEFINITELY NOT SOMETHING LOGICAL AND YOU CANNOT JUST STOP.oops!! Lol it apparently makes you scream when typing as well.jk. Sometimes it has nothing to do with order and cleaning,it is the right number the proper number of turns checking doubling back etc. I was on medication for a long time, it did help but also PUT forty pounds on in 60 days with no diet change. Grrr. I found one that helped but not as much without the weight gain… I’m pleased to say, I’m off that and I purposely do the opposite of what OCD would want me to do now.
    It’s a disease thus medication working,my grandmother had it,it usually skips a generation. Any one with it that resembles a partially normal LIFE is extremely smart and can handle zillions if thoughts at one time. It ruins relationships families and destroys individuals, you know it’s illogical, but you do not have a choice. It is usually triggered by trauma. Not correcting anyone here, just giving a real life example and well versed opinion. Thanks, you all get d’s if your still reading. That is all. Oh AND I thank The good LORD for delivering me from this .🤔🌺 be kind even if you don’t understand.
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    +Joseph Griffin be kinder, read my post, it wasn’t his fault. And I am all over personal responsibility. It’s not a fun or selfish disease it beats you up every second of the day… forgive your brother if possible, it’s sad thank God my dad helped me, or is be stuck still.
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    +Robert Knapp​ I was NEVER BABIES, MY DAD WAS A MARINE CORPS OFFICER, AND I WAS TOLD ALMOST DAILY….YOU WILL GET NOTHING AND LIKE IT
    .AND ASK FOR MORE… YIKES
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    +TheLance3185 wow you guys are harsh, GOD forbid you have it for one day…im in no way a sociopath or selfish
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    +Крыстафер Гомес I know about professor nash.
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    +Megan Layton I’m referring to self sheltering your fears, which when not confronted can result in pathological problems.
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    +Robert Knapp I respect your opinion, I’m just clarifying what I person at know about ocd.to someone not suffering from the disease this makes sense, people with OCD, know it’s illogical, but cannot stop, I was stuck for 15 years. I understand what your saying.i also know OCD would make a person “crazy if not permitted to check wash or what have you.
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  • Robert Knapp's profile photo
    +Megan Layton I think we all need to take steps confronting our actual fears instead of them creating problems for self and others.
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    Of course, that’s a given.but the shear terror of OCD takes over, I’m blessed to have made it.
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  • Robert Knapp's profile photo
    +Megan Layton I think if we all really realized how tragic life is, it is really overwhelming. But we can work on becoming more courageous in the face of fear.
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    +Крыстафер Гомес yes, work is were most needless anxiety is created
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  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    +Robert Knapp “normal” people are very much the problem for people with mental illness, and part of that is acting as if the “normals” do not cause it and fail to socially mitigate it, when they are the ones who are supposed to be socially capable and competent.
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    Is there some bibliography I should be aware of that has all the citation and sources of this information being thrown around by commenters?

    Not that I disagree with commentary I do disagree with in medical context arguments being placed as if that is the way it is without citation

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  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    +Крыстафер Гомес professions citation bicker, normal people speak from their experience, and mental ill is not average normal people
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  • Robert Knapp's profile photo
    +Nina Tryggvason what is normal?
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  • Megan Layton's profile photo
    Who knows, but I’m speaking of people without ocd.silly
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    +Крыстафер Гомес I don’t need citations I suffered severely from this disease for 20 plus years, I am currently without symptom. I can tell you first hand. I know more about it than anyone that has not had it. Even psychiatrists ONLY know what part of the brain is affected not how it feels or what it does to a person first hand.i assume you are not referring to me.
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    And sorry if you are, may you have it for one week so you gain the citation you so desire. I’m not being mean, simply being real.
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    +Robert Knapp​​ I am very courageous and honorable .It’s a disease few get through, I’m blessed… You cannot control it anymore than you could control type 1 diabetes it’s a brain abnormality. You take insulin for one, and a antidepressive for the other. BI POLAR people leave broken homes and people in their wake, they ruin everything,if they don’t take medication, my x has all but killed me and ruined my family in his wake. I stayed s l9ng tie because I know He needed HELP.but refusing to take meds is JUST stupid and that is his choice. He will end up isolating everyone, or in prison…but he’s ruined many people and hurt more, it angers me too, but he cannot control it without meds. He doesn’t try to get help and refuses meds that’s on him.my disease I did everything I could to get better.That’s on me. Brain diseases are the same as body diseases. YOU treat the symptoms until a cure is found or remission happens .
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  • Robert Knapp's profile photo
    +Megan Layton keep in mind, behavior changes your brain physiology. Cortisol and behavior reinforcement are damaging to brain structure. No pill is going to “fix” that.
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    Well I’ll agree to differ, I study alternative medicine and many many people must take cortisol or eat dark chocolate to compensate. But which came first, I get it , the chicken or the egg.everything affects everything
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    +Megan Layton Hello, I wanted to say that I support you. I am a Canadian former Federal Government Employee with non-combat PTSD, and military training is brutal and average people do not understand that, and this is part of the breakdown and struggle for the public is – it was war that the concept came from, first shell shocked, then the term changed at vietnam and I can never remember it and then it became PTSD and the understanding expanded to first responder professions, and only recently that anyone can get PTSD from trauma – it’s the existential crisis of purpose and identity that is the cognitive collapse that you really do have have to had to understand and medical professionals as a group do not.
+Robert Knapp that depends on if you are being a troll intentionally arguing with people who have identified as having traumas or just being an average pedantic male who thinks word games passes for social conduct; or you are just a social average person who thinks that that question is somehow intellectual. Conversation is dependent on common frame of reference and word meanings.

Quantum Brain Storm

Brain to Guts and then other end

OCD, repetition tolerance, time filling, routine, habit and habituated. mannerisms of gestures.

Guts vs Brain: who’s the boss

 

The Post with the Brain Posts

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Decisioning from Yes to No

I took my Mom to the grocery store, and I picked up 2 boxes of fancy crackers to have with a wheel of brie that I had already bought.

The shelf price was $1.48 on each flavour, and I picked out 2.

However, at the counter, they rang in at almost $8, three something for one flavor and almost $5 for the other.

Despite that I have had only positive experiences with the particular clerk, a young man, my only words were “Cancel the order, that’s not the shelf price that I saw.”

I did not want the crackers for $8 and I did not even want them for the $1.50 because it would now mean a counter hassle, a supervisor for override and someone to check the shelf. More effort than the crackers were worth.

“Are you sure?” he asked, surprised.

I just nodded, not even able to form words anymore, the disappointment of even at home evening plans cancelled too much.

I put away my wallet, and took the bags to pack my Mom’s grocery purchases, as what I had decided on, was put away to be returned to the shelf.

 

 

 

Meanwhile, online:

“It sounds crazy but the chance to have an assisted death gave him the courage to keep living through the summer,” Alexandra, Campbell’s daughter, explained.
The deputy health minister who died on his own terms: Cohn | Toronto Star
The deputy health minister who died on his own terms: Cohn | Toronto Star

Debunking the Myth That OCD is Associated With Superior Intelligence

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is not associated with a higher intelligence quotient (IQ), a myth popularized by Sigmund Freud, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Texas State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The research is in Neuropsychology Review. (full access paywall)

Debunking the Myth That OCD is Associated With Superior Intelligence
Debunking the Myth That OCD is Associated With Superior Intelligence
neurosciencenews.com
  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    smart people are organized, but those who are only organized are not coping

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    I would think ocd is correlated with low iq due to the anxiety and confusion exhibited by those who suffer from it.

 

  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    +Robert Knapp depending on the type of work people do, it can be effective in the workplace
  • Крыстафер Гомес's profile photo
    +Nina Tryggvason anxiety is never good for the workplace
  • +Nina Tryggvason I don’t think any mental illness is ever good for the workplace; people need to address those problems at a personal level so they don’t create problems for self and others.
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      Most OCDs I know are a bit sociopathic. Some are outright nuts.

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    +TheLance3185 at the core, I suspect they are babied into thinking life and the world are safe and bad things like dying are something to be ignored. It appears to be a struggle to deal with the reality that life is a tragedy.
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  • John Kot's profile photo
    I smarter is em not consfued
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  • Joseph Griffin's profile photo
    My brother had the real deal with ocd. He died young and drove everyone crazy. No one wanted to be around him. People did not matter only what he wanted. Is that a high IQ? Then I now know why mankind is a waste that will blow itself up.
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  • Robert Knapp's profile photo
    +Joseph Griffin a lot of mentally ill people can see the people and world around then when obsessively focusing on their unique problems.
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  • Крыстафер Гомес's profile photo
    +Robert Knapp John Nash – learnt to live with his madness – but Professor Nash is also a genius.
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    +Крыстафер Гомес​ I’m sure he put himself and people around him in his narcissistic personal hell.
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  • Крыстафер Гомес's profile photo

    +Robert Knapp no… he didn’t. he is not narcissistic. he is a genius.

    A Beautiful Mind is about the Professor…

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    +Robert Knapp I had SEVERE OCD, AND IF YOU’VE NEVER LOVED SOMEONE WITH OR HAD IT YOURSELF, OPINIONS ARE JUST THAT, I MADE IT THRU COLLEGE AT THE HEIGHT OF MY FIGHT AND IT WAS AT LEAST TEN TIMES MORE DIFFICULT. IT’S NOT JUST ANXIETY IT’S DEFINITELY NOT SOMETHING LOGICAL AND YOU CANNOT JUST STOP.oops!! Lol it apparently makes you scream when typing as well.jk. Sometimes it has nothing to do with order and cleaning,it is the right number the proper number of turns checking doubling back etc. I was on medication for a long time, it did help but also PUT forty pounds on in 60 days with no diet change. Grrr. I found one that helped but not as much without the weight gain… I’m pleased to say, I’m off that and I purposely do the opposite of what OCD would want me to do now.
    It’s a disease thus medication working,my grandmother had it,it usually skips a generation. Any one with it that resembles a partially normal LIFE is extremely smart and can handle zillions if thoughts at one time. It ruins relationships families and destroys individuals, you know it’s illogical, but you do not have a choice. It is usually triggered by trauma. Not correcting anyone here, just giving a real life example and well versed opinion. Thanks, you all get d’s if your still reading. That is all. Oh AND I thank The good LORD for delivering me from this .🤔🌺 be kind even if you don’t understand.
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    +Joseph Griffin be kinder, read my post, it wasn’t his fault. And I am all over personal responsibility. It’s not a fun or selfish disease it beats you up every second of the day… forgive your brother if possible, it’s sad thank God my dad helped me, or is be stuck still.
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    +Robert Knapp​ I was NEVER BABIES, MY DAD WAS A MARINE CORPS OFFICER, AND I WAS TOLD ALMOST DAILY….YOU WILL GET NOTHING AND LIKE IT
    .AND ASK FOR MORE… YIKES
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    +TheLance3185 wow you guys are harsh, GOD forbid you have it for one day…im in no way a sociopath or selfish
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    +Крыстафер Гомес I know about professor nash.
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    +Megan Layton I’m referring to self sheltering your fears, which when not confronted can result in pathological problems.
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    +Robert Knapp I respect your opinion, I’m just clarifying what I person at know about ocd.to someone not suffering from the disease this makes sense, people with OCD, know it’s illogical, but cannot stop, I was stuck for 15 years. I understand what your saying.i also know OCD would make a person “crazy if not permitted to check wash or what have you.

 

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    +Megan Layton I think we all need to take steps confronting our actual fears instead of them creating problems for self and others.
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    Of course, that’s a given.but the shear terror of OCD takes over, I’m blessed to have made it.
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    +Megan Layton I think if we all really realized how tragic life is, it is really overwhelming. But we can work on becoming more courageous in the face of fear.
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    +Крыстафер Гомес yes, work is were most needless anxiety is created
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    +Robert Knapp “normal” people are very much the problem for people with mental illness, and part of that is acting as if the “normals” do not cause it and fail to socially mitigate it, when they are the ones who are supposed to be socially capable and competent.
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    Is there some bibliography I should be aware of that has all the citation and sources of this information being thrown around by commenters?

    Not that I disagree with commentary I do disagree with in medical context arguments being placed as if that is the way it is without citation

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    +Крыстафер Гомес professions citation bicker, normal people speak from their experience, and mental ill is not average normal people

 

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Opted out of Outing

I was going to go Downtown Vancouver today with the parents, but decided to stay home.

I played Skyrim and had a nap instead, and did not even try to do laundry; but I did manage a healthy lunch.

so… calling that an okay day or maybe, just a day.

 

meanwhile, in the world:

#Editorial: Victor Dodig was named to lead a Canadian women’s advisory board last week. It’s inconceivable that an organization whose mandate is to increase the representation of women in the corporate world could not have found a highly competent woman to guide it.
Catalyst Canada should lead by example on gender-equity mission: Editorial | Toronto Star
Catalyst Canada should lead by example on gender-equity mission: Editorial | Toronto Star
if he takes the job, it shows he is really unclear on women’s issues
Global Ocean Circulation Appears To Be Collapsing Due To A Warming Planet
Global Ocean Circulation Appears To Be Collapsing Due To A Warming Planet
okay, so the ocean currents are collapsing, temperature of oceans in up, under the crust the magma is magnetically destabalizing, which impacts temperature and also those circulation cells – and the magnetic poles are flipping as a result of the core re-circulating…. we do not know enough about the pressures on the plates and the continents… drilling mining… underground coal seam wildfires… we know enough to understand the end of earth and with the industrial activity to make it happen
Analyzing the Language of Color

Analyzing the Language of Color

Cognitive scientists find that people can more easily communicate warmer colors than cool ones.

The research is in PNAS. (full open access)

Analyzing the Language of Color

dear “science”

the arts community says “well duh”

poetry, painting and and other visual arts.

across all cultures and through history

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