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Come to think of it, is it possible that many current societal ills are caused by anti-depressant medications? People, young and old, are dissatisfied with their lives. They take antidepressants to feel better, but does the medication also make many of them completely uncritical of themselves and their own actions? I could see this could lead to blaming everyone else for what is wrong, and then lead to rage and mass murder. It may also have the (milder) effect of people having a very high opinion of themselves and treat other people with little regard. Sort of a sociopathic effect caused by anti-depressants. And it does not just apply to men, in fact from what I see women have never been less critical of themselves than in current society.How common is it to take anti-depressants? I personally know only one person that will admit to it, and he said he has since gotten off the meds but that it was difficult to quit. That's all the details I know. He seemed a bit hyper in 2016 -2...
mell saysThe problem has nothing to do with either party. MJ use is generally deemed safe, however SSRIs evoke homicidal and suicidal thoughts. Nobody on SSRis or derivatives should be allowed to purchase a gun. Their choice.MJ use is generally deemed safe, yes, but how on Earth can you honestly try and say “the problem has nothing to do with either party” when it’s fucking Republicans and their mental midget approach to governance where they must first ask Allah what he thinks? Come the fuck onDid you even read the article?
The problem has nothing to do with either party. MJ use is generally deemed safe, however SSRIs evoke homicidal and suicidal thoughts. Nobody on SSRis or derivatives should be allowed to purchase a gun. Their choice.
The fact that men who think they are women can't breastfeed is the Human Rights issue of our time.Dumbass Rustbelter Scum, millions of them, should die of opiate addiction and despair so we can help the .03% of the transpopulation.
And the verdict is in:https://www.yahoo.com/news/labor-board-says-google-legally-175900972.html It was a legal termination.
Tenpoundbass saysI hope they succeed.
mell saysWhy? This is the nuclear family unit. I surely hope the left is defeated. Doesn't mean I go to church every Sunday but I have no problem with the nuclear family. It's essential for the well being of any country.Here's what I mean. Churches should be built and paid for by those who want to use it. Why make everyone pay for them through tax write offs?
Why? This is the nuclear family unit. I surely hope the left is defeated. Doesn't mean I go to church every Sunday but I have no problem with the nuclear family. It's essential for the well being of any country.
the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causesAt the level of a graduate engineer, no one will obtain the ability unless he/she has interest. That is, only an interested person would be motivated to put in the hours of study and practice needed to become an engineer. Far fewer women than men, even women of superior intellect, are attracted to STEM. Nothing to do with "inferiority."
Patrick saysIt is ironic that the Democrats, historically the party of the workers, have become without any doubt a tool of the elite to maintain their own righteous but wobbly sense of self-worth and that the Democrats, historically the party of the elite, now represent the working poor.Could be. Bernie is more socialist as compared to Hillary. But chances of Bernie getting elected over Trump was not good. And the center wants the country to be more capitalistic as compared to socialist.Also, education is the new currency to be at the top of the world. You can either let China or Germany take the lead or use our education system propel us to the top. While our primary educations leaves much to be desired , American universities are still considered elite and attract the best. No need to snark at them.
It is ironic that the Democrats, historically the party of the workers, have become without any doubt a tool of the elite to maintain their own righteous but wobbly sense of self-worth and that the Democrats, historically the party of the elite, now represent the working poor.
bob2356 saysHow many less illegals are here than when trump took office? How would you determine this? They aren’t exactly checking in. Maybe you missed the bit about them being “illegal.”
How many less illegals are here than when trump took office?
"In 2016, when Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were getting divorced, Jolie actually said it never crossed her that mind her son “Mad” would need a father."All she had to do was ask Murphy Brown."In many instances, women are divorcing perfectly good husbands in their search for what they believe will be a better match—which is a natural outgrowth of no-fault divorce"As 2020 approaches, it will be interesting to see how the number of observances of 50 year anniversaries of marriages consummated in 1970 compares with those of 1960 or 1955. I expect there will be many 60 and even 65 year celebrations of those lucky enough to still be alive in their late 80's and early 90's, but many fewer 50th anniversaries of those a decade younger from the year no-fault divorce was founded in addition to the counter cultural practice of shacking up instead of marriage took root in our society. Divorce exploded in the 1970's and the rest is history.
anon_30423 saysI mean really, what else can we do?Stop feminizing education. Stop telling boys they are toxic. Stop telling white people they are racist. Stop feeding brain pills to kids too young to drink a beer. Stop pretending that being a single mother is a good idea. Defend schools w armed guards, better doors, cameras, etc... Stop conversing with the "you are either with us or against us" self-righteous attitude. Stop using child victims as political pawns. ... finally, throw out all semblance of PC culture, and actually discuss the problem.
I mean really, what else can we do?
Trump is the best Democratic president we've had in decades.
Patrick saysGosh, I wonder if declining unionisation, globalisation, and immigrationIn my opinion, immigration is by far the least of these three in terms of causation. But the first two are huge. I believe globalization was inevitable, that is if you want to advocate for free and open global capitalism. That is if you want to say that what's good for us is good for the world. It was probably the biggest cause. As for the decimation of unions and pensions, that was an anti-labor movement that started in the seventies, but kicked in overtime under Reagan. Since Clinton, we've been getting hosed by both sides, but still far worse from the right than the left. Even now. Again, my opinion. But it's easy to back this up with tons of evidence.
Gosh, I wonder if declining unionisation, globalisation, and immigration
I think their salmon is all farmed. I always buy wild caught, that stuff is too close to GMO for me.
mell saysNo immigration is the most important factor and the numbers are clear, esp. low-skilled and illegal immigration. I can't see any logic in this. Say we don't have undocumented workers to pick crops, be your childs nanny, or do the landscaping at your condo. So we all pay more for those things, and some people step up and do those jobs for higher pay. How does that affect the pay of an entry level job for a college graduate ? Or an ambitous high school graduate for that matter ? I honestly can not begin to see it.. People claiming this are the same people that would liketo see government workers payed less. Not seeing that this is a huge part of the labor market that you are advocating lower pay for. That kind of thinking is what destroys salaries. PRivate sector can pay less if the public sector does. This is simple logic. The labor market is a market.
No immigration is the most important factor and the numbers are clear, esp. low-skilled and illegal immigration.
To suggest that George Soros funds SJWs is worse than saying the Koch brothers fund right wing fascists.
Quigley saysThere’s just no reason to cry havoc, which means there’s no reason for a sustained drop.Do any of you actually understand how to put a value on a stock based on earnings and other fundamentals?
There’s just no reason to cry havoc, which means there’s no reason for a sustained drop.
2. An end to private health insurance, move to an HMO model like Kaiser.
FortWayne saysHere's your typical government employee. Does minimum, avoids any work, waiting for their extravagant pension to kick in so they don't have to do any work even.Yep, and they'll let this guy "retire" with his full pension, even though he allowed 17 kids to be slaughtered on his watch.Welcome to Liberal America!
Here's your typical government employee. Does minimum, avoids any work, waiting for their extravagant pension to kick in so they don't have to do any work even.
mell saysHave to agree with this. It can be a tough job but you signed up for it with all its perks and responsibilities, and the union protects this guy? Also it changes the lamestream media's story quite dramatically yet they are ignoring it again. KD rages here:I see both sides, one that he was cowardly but two, when there have been multiple LEOs responding (UVa, Columbine), they've often lollygagged outside the building(s) for much longer than 4 minutes during an active shooting.I don't want the Sheriff to throw this guy under the bus and get himself and his department off scot free, and there's a reason not to charge into a building with an active shooter and you don't know where he is or even what he looks like, on the other hand this was a time-critical situation.
Have to agree with this. It can be a tough job but you signed up for it with all its perks and responsibilities, and the union protects this guy? Also it changes the lamestream media's story quite dramatically yet they are ignoring it again. KD rages here:
mell saysDamning evidence for failed leftoid policies.You have any evidence for any successful Right Wing policies?
Damning evidence for failed leftoid policies.
mell sayserrc saysmell saysDamning evidence for failed leftoid policies.You have any evidence for any successful Right Wing policies?Wrt to this topic the conservative approach is more successful. There are ample failures on the right as well like the war on drugs. But that's because personal responsibility is always the most successful policy, be it welfare or drugs.Everyone knows that the Conservative War on Drugs is the biggest failure in the history of failures.So why, with right wingers having absolute control over the government, are #MAGA folk not putting any pressure on them to right this obvious wrong?
errc saysmell saysDamning evidence for failed leftoid policies.You have any evidence for any successful Right Wing policies?Wrt to this topic the conservative approach is more successful. There are ample failures on the right as well like the war on drugs. But that's because personal responsibility is always the most successful policy, be it welfare or drugs.
Do you really want a guy whose main job is intimidating children with his pot belly flinging lead around a combat zone full of children, especially with a hand gun? Not to mention the sheer confusion of the situation.I spend time in an area where firecracker assholes are common. The firecrackers sound like gunfire, and you can reliably seldom tell where they are coming from. If they were live rounds, and you went by sound, you probably would wind up in the wrong spot and the damage would have been done somewhere else, anyway.Unless this guy had a clear line of sight at an obvious shooter by accident, it was probably better for everybody that he just stay out of the way and let the rest of the goons handle it.
Anyone notice the rate of increase in the white mothers having kids out of wedlock in the graphic? Appears to be growing quicker than blacks, especially since 1995. Didn't dig into the data, but looks like it was around 5% in '65 and is now around 30%. I don't know what it means, but it's interesting. While the black percentage overall is unacceptable, the problem seems to have leveled off I guess. Hopefully white chicks can put the brakes on this trend.
If this gun thing for your own safety is such a rip roaring good thing for school children etc. - then why are there 5 Places Hypocritical Republicans Ban Guns for Their Own Personal Safety ?1. The White HouseAlong with making Mexico pay billions for a wall it opposed and never taking a golfing vacation, Trump promised on the campaign trail to legislate a future in which guns could legally be brought into every kindergarten classroom and nursery. “My first day, it gets signed, okay? My first day,” Trump told supporters in Vermont in 2016. “There’s no more gun-free zones.”While it’s true no president could unilaterally scrap federal law, it’s also true that Trump’s complicit Republican Congress would probably greenlight any pro-gun horrorshow he could dream up. Yet, in the year since he took office, Trump has not spoken out once—even via his digital bullhorn at Twitter—against the anti-freedom gun ban at the White House. What better way for this president to sign...
mell saysDone, Next.Not done - if this country has been reduced to having armed security at every venue, private and public school, university, church, shopping center, what have you - and the public accepts it because "nothing can be done about the problem" - we are no better than any Third World Nation in addition to slowly and surely losing just a bit more freedom each and every day "because nothing can be done about the problem" instead of demanding that heads roll in the streets (literally if necessary) to get something done about the problem.
The root cause is the moral panic that destroyed the huge Mental Health Network we used to have to house and care for the Mentally Ill.That there are people today who haven't figured out that most homeless are seriously mentally ill and cannot be relied upon to dose themselves, even if we give them free meds, except with alcoholic and drugs. And mere drugs aren't the end all of treatment, and that whatever cocktail of drugs initially prescribed is seldom the correct one. "Stay a few weeks and Release" is not the answer. Nor are slumlord half-way homes.Lobotomies are no longer done, Schizophrenia mostly has Genetic Origin, and Nurse Ratched is a fictional character. Re-Open Kings Park and repeal the Lanterman-Petris-Shortin California and other State Laws Modelled on that terrible mistake.Schizophrenia isn't "Bad social dynamics in the Family" it's genetic, aggravated by certain situations such as severe infant fevers. That idea is from a book that came ...
mell saysI'd rather see free speech and metal detectors / security guards on Universities than no security and free speech restrictions“I prefer someone who burns the flag and then wraps themselves up in the Constitution over someone who burns the Constitution and then wraps themselves up in the flag.”
I'd rather see free speech and metal detectors / security guards on Universities than no security and free speech restrictions
mell saysHow is guarding public venues more unconstitutional than taking away the basic rights to own guns?Your right to bear arms may interfere with my right to live in a country free from armed security at every turn of the corner, but please - do so answer the question. "Accept the casualties, live in a police state with armed guards at every turn and have more freedom" ? I'm pressed for time right now but I can check back later. Hopping from foot to foot in anticipation of this one.
How is guarding public venues more unconstitutional than taking away the basic rights to own guns?
mell saysClearly taking away guns from people everywhere is the bigger intrusion.I have lived in or visited for prolonged periods of time (months) many countries - Canada, EU (both west and east), Japan. Among all these countries, the US is the least safe and people have the least personal freedoms. Taking away your guns is your least problem.
Clearly taking away guns from people everywhere is the bigger intrusion.
One only needs to check the size of the prizon population and the number of police killings to know which country is a police country. And unsafe.