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PTSD

Danny252 Wrote: Sep 29, 2014 8:48 AM
I am a 2-tour Vietnam veteran. I served a a Combat Engineer, "66 &'70. I have been diagnosed with PTSD. The one thing in common among the manifestations of this disorder is a hypersensitivity to the adrenaline and noradrenaline produced when the body perceives a threat. It is a survival mechanism developed when people who didn't react quickly enough ended up dead. Quick, violent reactions inappropriate to the severity of the stimulus in modern society lose you jobs, families, and can put you in prison or in the ground. It is not a new phenomenon. Google "berserker" or "berserkergang", and you can find stories that relate some of the more extreme examples of PTSD of the violent sorts. Read the story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier of WWII, and you see the hero sort of person with PTSD. Less heroic manifestations are the "shell shock" of WWI, there sufferers became catatonic. As the author relates, in some people it moderates, and in some it never manifests at all. And in some of us it never goes away at all.
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Old and In the Way?

Danny252 Wrote: Sep 25, 2014 8:26 PM
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel should be encouraged to shuffle off this mortal coil with dispatch. The sooner the better. After all, things are not going to get better for him, and he already looks like Dr Kevorkian on a bad day. Why hang around? And good riddance.
Does that 90,000,000 include those whose native language is Ebonics?
You mean, nobody told the Gov that, when you PO gun owners, they will take it out on you? I guess it's hard to get the message if you hole up in Boulder or Aspen.
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What Drives Anti-Fracking Zealots?

Danny252 Wrote: Sep 21, 2014 7:40 AM
Yeah, why would anyone object to drilling holes in the ground, through who knows how many aquifers, and pumping toxic liquids into the ground under high pressure with the INTENT of breaking up the layers of rock. What could possibly go wrong?
Great idea, but doesn't go far enough. Public floggings would help, but ISIS has the right idea. Public beheaings. That's the way to go. That will show 'em. Absolutely no deviation from the Party Line!
The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli CHAPTER XVII Concerning Cruelty And Clemency, And Whether It Is Better To Be Loved Than Feared Nevertheless a prince ought to inspire fear in such a way that, if he does not win love, he avoids hatred; because he can endure very well being feared whilst he is not hated, which will always be as long as he abstains from the property of his citizens and subjects and from their women. But when it is necessary for him to proceed against the life of someone, he must do it on proper justification and for manifest cause, but above all things he must keep his hands off the property of others, because men more quickly forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony. Besides, pretexts for taking away the property are never wanting; for he who has once begun to live by robbery will always find pretexts for seizing what belongs to others; but reasons for taking life, on the contrary, are more difficult to find and sooner lapse.
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The Lawyer on Trial for Christ

Danny252 Wrote: Sep 19, 2014 11:21 AM
Thank you for telling me what I believe. I will of course give credit to you for your exposition.
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The Lawyer on Trial for Christ

Danny252 Wrote: Sep 19, 2014 11:15 AM
Are you going to give up trying to put people in prison for "crimes against nature"? How about criminalizing bigamy? Opposing same sex marriage? Will you OK people using peyote if it floats their boat? Personally - I'm an agnostic - I don't care what you do in the privacy of your own church, so long as no people or animals are harmed.
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The Lawyer on Trial for Christ

Danny252 Wrote: Sep 19, 2014 10:50 AM
I think in Louisiana we call that freedom of expression. While I would never paint a house lavender or Pepto-Bismol pink, my wife, who is an artist, thinks houses painted such colors are "just darling", and are often found in Uptown New Orleans. Different strokes for different folks.
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