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Implicit Bias

Implicit bias came up as a topic in the recent presidential debate. Hillary Clinton spoke to the presence of this implicit bias and how it might impact societal norms and behaviors, specifically manifesting is disenfranchisement for the non-white citizenry. 591 more words

Politics

Proven Wrong About Many of Its Assertions, Is Psychiatry Bullsh*t?

As someone diagnosed with bi-polar and other personality disorders and who for a decade and a half has been fed a steady, always changing stream of literally dozens of psyche meds, with little positive results and numerous side-effects, I hope this article helps demystify the authority of the men with white coats with fancy degrees, whose treatment goals are usually centered around making one’s unique neurology and emotional responses something to be eliminated, labelling any responses to the insanity of the world that don’t fit the so-called norm, itself insanity – an illness to be cured… patients are victimized by therapists, psychiatrists, and the always for profit pharma industry, which has a vested interest in drugging as many people as possible, other potential “treatments” be damned… all in order to re-integrate the patient into society, as a well-behaved, sedated, “happy” worker, who must now pay the pharma companies for meds for the rest of thier life, for the crime of being different, of having different emotional responses, of having ways of thinking that aren’t considred “normal”… Long Live neurological diversity! 1,422 more words

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A Few Uncomfortable Truths You Won’t Hear from the 2016 Presidential Candidates, by John W. Whitehead

There’s not much left of America’s liberties. From John W. Whitehead at rutherford.org:

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”—George Orwell…

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Government

The Ethics of Mind-Reading: New Podcast Episode with guest Dr. Greg Haley

Do you want Professor X poking around in your head? Did the Jedi overuse their “not the droids you’re looking for” hand wave trick? This week, Dr. 115 more words

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Caring for Someone with Cancer: Food Safety Tips

Food Safety for People with Cancer

September is Food Safety Education Month as well as the official awareness month for eight different cancers.  While the connection between… 35 more words

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The Asterisk* in the Bill of Rights

*except when black

The big debate in the Keith Lamont Scott shooting — the one that started the protests that have been going on in Charlotte since Tuesday — is whether or not Scott had a gun, and if so, whether it was in his hand. 1,494 more words

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Making Miranda: What the Famous Warning Tells Us about Police Reform Fifty Years Later

Near the end of Hunt for the Wilderpeople, New Zealand social worker Paula, hot on the trail of the wayward and infamous Ricky Baker, finally captures her ward. 2,971 more words