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on: April 25, 2019, 13:23
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Such diagnoses have some utility as descriptions of reasonably common patterns of behavior. In some cases, there may actually be a genuine mental problem. A good example comes from the McNaghten formulation for legal insanity, which I actually once saw brought up on Perry Mason and which may still be in use in some states. Under this, a person is legally insane if they literally don't know what they're doing or don't know that what they're doing is wrong. Every time I think of it, I can't think of a better standard. It dates back to around 1840, I think, and is named for the first nutter to be diagnosed (if that's the right word) with it. Naturally, psychiatrists/psychologists don't like it because it's too restrictive.

A good example of what happens when we try to come up with more subjective standards is that sociopaths -- who are thoroughly evil, not insane -- tend to get away with it. Oddly, enough, genuine loonies like Colin Ferguson (the Long Island shooter) often don't.

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on: April 25, 2019, 13:33
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Under this, a person is legally insane if they literally don't know what they're doing or don't know that what they're doing is wrong.

Insane or incapacitated, perhaps. That reminds me of a funny story in tragic circumstances.

I was in my sister’s hospital room when the nurse or doctor came in. Part of her semi-regular duties was to ascertain mental capacity. She asked my sister her name. Where she was. What her situation was. The date. She got all that right. And then she was also asked “Who is the president?” And my sister says, “Oh…let’s not get into that.”

Sane. Sane. Sane. Liberal, sure. But sane. I thought that was funny and we all laughed at the time.

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on: April 25, 2019, 14:14
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And my sister says, “Oh…let’s not get into that.”

Very funny. It is interesting how tragedy can sometimes magnify humor.

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“all this ADD and other things they claim kids have, same thing.” “Same thing” meaning “phony,” I presume.

You would probably be shocked, (well maybe not) at the number of teachers in elementary schools posing as M.D.s. They go around telling parents that their little boys have ADD, ADHD and other such maladies and need to take this or that medication. Such certainty without medical degrees. And from what I can tell, many parents listen to these charlatans. A huge amount of damage has been done by female teachers who clearly dislike the normal behavior of little boys. Perhaps it is the result of the inability to legally discipline children in schools, these days.

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on: April 25, 2019, 16:48
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A huge amount of damage has been done by female teachers who clearly dislike the normal behavior of little boys.

We can only hope the Bible is a bunch of baloney dreamed up by a bunch of ignorant goat-herders when you read:

“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”

The active and widespread abuse of boys just for being boys is tragic. Whether in the womb, in elementary school, or in college, they are under attack. Female hysteria and the inability to deal with anything outside their own emotions is a form of fascism.

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on: April 25, 2019, 17:14
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Actually, in the womb females are at greater risk. Sex-selection abortions are mostly done by immigrants from cultures that value male over female children and don't want to have too many of them. (In Beware of the Mouse, the prequel to Leonard Wibberley's Grand Fenwick series, Sir Dermot of Ballycastle has a horror of marriage because of someone he once knew who had 17 girls -- "impossible to keep them all virgins", very relevant in 1450. The priest reminds him that he could just as easily have 17 boys, to be provided proper training and equipment as knights.)

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on: May 17, 2019, 15:13
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They had to make a study to prove Dims were lying? Very interesting, but stupid. (To quote Artie Johnson.)

https://www.studyfinds.org/many-democrats-exaggerated-mental-distress-after-2016-election/#respond

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on: May 17, 2019, 15:39
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I'll bet they didn't check for Republicans exaggerating their mental distress after the 1992, 1996, 2008, and 2012 elections. We didn't like those results, but we didn't go crazy and didn't pretend to.

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