We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Do you want Google to store your medical records? I don't. Now I fully recognize that nobody in their right mind would want to find out anything about me and my utterly normal life which is remarkable only for its relative contentment, but there are privacy principles here: it's nobody's business.
A security and intel analyst decided to find out what he could about himself. The piece begins:
In 2006, David Holtzman decided to do an experiment. Holtzman, a security consultant and former intelligence analyst, was working on a book about privacy, and he wanted to see how much he could find out about himself from sources available to any tenacious stalker. So he did background checks. He pulled his credit file. He looked at Amazon.com transactions and his credit-card and telephone bills. He got his DNA analyzed and kept a log of all the people he called and e-mailed, along with the Web sites he visited. When he put the information together, he was able to discover so much about himself—from detailed financial information to the fact that he was circumcised—that his publisher, concerned about his privacy, didn’t let him include it all in the book.
Top psychiatrist concludes liberals clinically nuts
Eminent psychiatrist makes case ideology is mental disorder
WASHINGTON – Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran psychiatrist is making the case that the ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder.
"Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness." "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave."
While political activists on the other side of the spectrum have made similar observations, Rossiter boasts professional credentials and a life virtually free of activism and links to "the vast right-wing conspiracy."
For more than 35 years he has diagnosed and treated more than 1,500 patients as a board-certified clinical psychiatrist and examined more than 2,700 civil and criminal cases as a board-certified forensic psychiatrist. He received his medical and psychiatric training at the University of Chicago.
Rossiter says the kind of liberalism being displayed by the two major candidates for the Democratic Party presidential nomination can only be understood as a psychological disorder.
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"A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity – as liberals do," he says. "A political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social equality on the population – as liberals do. And a legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which over-regulates and over-taxes the nation's citizens, corrupts their character and reduces them to wards of the state – as liberals do."
Dr. Rossiter says the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population by:
creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization;
satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation;
augmenting primitive feelings of envy;
rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government.
"The roots of liberalism – and its associated madness – can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind," he says. "When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious."
O.J.’s Girlfriend’s Injuries Consistent With Assault, Not Fall
It has now been reported that has now learned that a neurologist at the hospital where O.J. Simpson’s girlfriend Christie Prody is being treated has told police her injuries are consistent with an assault, not a fall. O.J. Simpson’s long-time girlfriend has severe injuries that are consistent with an assault, rather than simply a fall.
Christie Prody, 32, remains hospitalized at Baptist Hospital in Miami and may be facing brain surgery.
Habu, say it ain't so . I thought OJ was on the golf course looking for the real murderer.Boy am I naive.I also believe Joran Van Dersloot; that he had nothing to do with the Hollway murder. Could you please remention the .45 you named last week. Thanks.
I'm with you. Other than that little dust up in Vegas over the memorabilia I thought OJ was in hot pursuit of blonde #1's murderer. Guess we both got fooled.
On the pistola ... it's a Springfield Armory XD model. http://www.springfield-armory.com/
I got the 4" model . It has a greater selection in the aftermarket for holsters, etc....it is a sweet carry. I bought a Galco shoulder holster with the two clip holder so I'm good for 39 rounds of .45 ACP before a reload.
Even here in FL I wear a T shirt with a sleeveless lightweight photographer's type vest and it conceals it beautifully. Good luck
Hell I figure even if I couldn't hit the side of a barn all that big noise would make a bad guy pee.