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  • The CIA and the American Psychological Association: Partners in crime

    10/01/2018 10:05:13 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 11 replies
    Pando.com ^ | Jun 15, 2015 | Mark Ames
    In a report released late Friday, conveniently timed to fall into the news cycle hole, the American Psychological Association was officially implicated as an accessory to Pentagon and CIA torture. As the New York Times explained: The 542-page report, which examines the involvement of the nation’s psychologists and their largest professional organization, the American Psychological Association, with the harsh interrogation programs of the Bush era, raises repeated questions about the collaboration between psychologists and officials at both the C.I.A. and the Pentagon. --- Much of what I learned about the psychology guild’s long and twisted relationship with Cold War military-intelligence...
  • Guantánamo Tour Focuses on Medical Ethics

    11/13/2005 6:30:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies · 336+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 13, 2005 | NEIL A. LEWIS
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 - Troubled by news accounts of medical participation in coercive interrogations at Guantánamo Bay and the resulting unease in the professional medical community, the Pentagon led an intense one-day tour of the detention camp last month, several participants said in recent days. The purpose of the trip, some of the participants said, was for the military leadership to convince the ethicists, psychiatrists, psychologists and others who visited the detention camp at the United States Naval Station in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, that what was occurring there did not violate medical ethics and was necessary to strengthen the nation's...
  • Five States Win $839 Million Obamacare Lawsuit

    08/24/2018 1:10:57 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 26 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 8-24-2018 | Ken Klukowski
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading a five-state coalition that on Thursday won an $839 million judgment against the federal government in an Obamacare lawsuit, a massive blow to the Obama administration’s namesake legislation. The Affordable Care Act (ACA, better known as Obamacare) requires medical providers to pay a Health Insurance Provider Fee (HIPF). Even though the ACA exempts states from paying that fee when providing health care, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the Obama era created a regulation requiring states to pay the fee anyway, a fee that is styled as a tax...
  • Psychiatrists diagnosing the President smacked down by the APA

    01/12/2018 7:19:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 12, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Not too long ago we talked about Ivy League psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X. Lee, who had briefed members of Congress (read: pretty much entirely Democrats) on President Trump’s mental health. Despite having never even met the President, say nothing of examined him, she apparently had quite a lot to say. Dr. Lee and her colleagues who jumped on the dogpile have been getting some significant pushback since then, with not only members of the press (a few of them, anyway) objecting, but drawing a formal rebuke from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) who called for an end to “armchair psychiatry.”...
  • Psychiatric Association Hammers Members Over Diagnosing Public Figures

    01/10/2018 9:45:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    The American Psychiatric Association called out members of its profession for offering their professional opinions about public figures—namely those they haven’t personally examined. The rebuke comes after questions about President Trump’s mental fitness have surfaced in recent days. "We at the APA call for an end to psychiatrists providing professional opinions in the media about public figures whom they have not examined, whether it be on cable news appearances, books, or in social media," the group wrote. "Arm-chair psychiatry or the use of psychiatry as a political tool is the misuse of psychiatry and is unacceptable and unethical." Allegations...
  • Psychiatry group tells members they can defy ‘Goldwater rule’ and comment on Trump’s mental health

    07/25/2017 11:23:08 AM PDT · by DFG · 60 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07/25/2017 | Sharon Begley
    A leading psychiatry group has told its members they should not feel bound by a longstanding rule against commenting publicly on the mental state of public figures — even the president. The statement, an email this month from the executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association to its 3,500 members, represents the first significant crack in the profession’s decades-old united front aimed at preventing experts from discussing the psychiatric aspects of politicians’ behavior. It will likely make many of its members feel more comfortable speaking openly about President Trump’s mental health. The impetus for the email was “belief in the...
  • The LGBT Fraud Has Been Exposed, and They’re Definitely Not Happy about It

    11/16/2016 1:32:29 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 15, 2016
    November 15, 2016 -- Those who are setting our so-called “values”, such as the small but powerful group of academics, mainstream media, and homosexual activists, do so by attempting to impose strange myths and ideas that have no scientific basis. These myths include the one that homosexuals are “born that way”, can’t change, and must be accepted for “who they are”. Further, those claiming they are a different gender than that with which they were born, i.e. the transgendered, who “feel” they belong to other than their gender at birth, must be accepted as such. The public is supposed to...
  • Air Force psychologist testifies at sentencing al-Qaida sleep agent still a threat to US (IL)

    10/28/2009 6:17:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies · 470+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 10/28/09 | DAVID MERCER , Associated Press
    A U.S. Air Force psychologist described an al-Qaida sleeper agent as a sometimes kind, respectful man who nonetheless would attack the United States if given a chance. The psychologist testified during the first day of a sentencing hearing for 44-year-old former Bradley University graduate student Ali al-Marri, who has admitted training in al-Qaida camps and having contact with those involved in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The second and what is scheduled to be the final day of al-Marri's sentencing is Thursday in U.S. District Court in Peoria. The Qatar native faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading...
  • White House wants to ban conversion therapy on minors

    10/15/2015 6:38:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/15/15 | Robert King
    White House officials pushed to ban conversion therapy for LGBT youths, pointing to new findings that debunk the therapy. A ban on the conversion therapy for minors was introduced in Congress on Thursday, following a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. "The science rebukes this so-called practice and so do we," White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told reporters on a call Thursday. The report from the administration includes a consensus from an expert panel held by the American Psychological Association earlier this summer.The panel found that variations in "sexual orientation and gender identity are normal,...
  • APA's Council Bans Psychologist Participation in National Security Interrogations

    08/10/2015 1:27:28 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    TORONTO — The American Psychological Association’s Council of Representatives voted overwhelmingly today to prohibit psychologists from participating in national security interrogations. The measure passed by a vote of 156-1, with seven abstentions and one recusal. The resolution states that psychologists "shall not conduct, supervise, be in the presence of, or otherwise assist any national security interrogations for any military or intelligence entities, including private contractors working on their behalf, nor advise on conditions of confinement insofar as these might facilitate such an interrogation." The new policy does allow for psychologist involvement in general policy consultation regarding humane interrogations. The prohibition...
  • Can Gays Turn Straight? What the Evidence Says About “Ex-Gay” Therapy.

    04/20/2015 3:12:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 99 replies
    Slate ^ | April 20, 2015 | Nathaniel Frank
    Last week Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., introduced a bill in Congress asking states to ban sexual orientation conversion therapy, often abbreviated as CT, for minors. California is one of two states that have prohibited licensed professionals from offering the practice, which includes efforts to change not only sexual orientation but also gender identity. While the congressional bill is only a resolution—it encourages states to bar the practice rather than proposing the heavier lift of a federal ban—the idea that CT is dangerous and should be banned is gaining momentum ... What do we actually know about the practice of CT...
  • Pro-gun doctor debunks American Psychological Association's anti-gun report

    09/17/2014 11:58:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com ^ | 9/17/2014 | Lee Williams
    Lee's Note: Robert B. Young, MD, is a member of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership -- a project of the Second Amendment Foundation. His take on the American Psychological Association's latest anti-gun report is insightful and should be mandatory reading. I debunks many anti-gun myths and talking points.
  • Connecticut lawmakers consider banning day care from serving whole, 2% milk

    04/24/2014 4:34:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2014
    Milk—it does a body bad? Some Connecticut lawmakers seem to think so. The state legislature is considering a bill that would ban day care centers from serving whole milk or 2 percent milk to children. The move, according to the bill’s sponsors, is aimed at curbing childhood obesity—but opponents say the information is outdated. While the American Academy of Pediatrics put out a 2008 recommendation that children switch to low-fat milk after the age of 2 because they don’t need the fat content, others argue that the fat isn’t the dietary demon some claim. …
  • Stop Saying “That’s So Gay!”: 6 Types of Microaggressions That Harm LGBTQ People

    02/23/2014 9:11:47 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 109 replies
    Psychology Benefits Society ^ | February 7, 2014 | http://psychologybenefits.org/2014/02/07/anti-lgbt-microaggressions/
    (big time BARF ALERT!)When I was a little kid, I used to hear my brothers, cousins, and friends say things like “That’s so gay!” on a pretty regular basis. I would usually laugh along, hoping with all my might that they didn’t know my secret. My parents and other adults in my life would tell me things like “Boys don’t cry” or “Be a man!” which essentially was their way of telling me that being emotional was forbidden or a sign of weakness. When I was a teenager, there were a few boys at my high school who ridiculed me,...
  • How the Feds Plan to Use the APA, NSA and Obamacare to Get Your Guns

    01/07/2014 7:32:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 7, 2014 | Jim White
    I read an article recently, by Brandon Turbeville, about the Executive Actions Obama signed January 3 further limiting our gun rights, and it got me to thinking about the “Axis of Evil” which have now joined forces to disarm us. Although there are plenty of tertiary players, it’s mainly Obamacare, NSA and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) who make up this merry collaboration of oppressors. Although Mr. Turbeville covered the idea of using mental disorders to disarm the population in his article, I wanted to dig deeper and further illustrate how all of the elements are in place now to...
  • Pedophilia the next 'sexual-rights' revolution? (...LGBT argument to 'minor-attracted persons')

    01/03/2014 9:35:53 AM PST · by Perseverando · 78 replies
    WND ^ | January 02, 2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – The underlying assumption that has led to the increasing legitimization of same-sex marriage is now fueling a growing effort in academic circles to mainstream pedophilia. Once considered taboo, psychologists are beginning to walk down the same path LGBT activists established more than 50 years ago, insisting that pedophilia is an inborn “sexual orientation,” not a learned sexual behavior. If people are born with a sexual attraction to minors, the argument goes, their “orientation” should be accepted as normative and not stigmatized. James Cantor, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in the Law and Mental Health Program at the...
  • Normalizing pedophilia: Abolishing the age of consent

    11/13/2013 6:57:44 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11-12-13 | Jacqueline Laing
    After certain press criticism and a productive online backlash in the blogosphere, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is performing a gratifying volte-face in its use of the term sexual "orientation" for paedophilia. In its fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the APA has distinguished between paedophilic disorder and paedophilic orientation. Paedophilia-advocacy groups, like B4U-ACT, a grassroots lobby group, have long seen the declassification of paedophilia to the status of an "orientation" for “minor-attracted persons" (MAPs) to be a necessary means to their ends. The North American Man-Boy Love Association (and numerous international affiliates advocating...
  • APA: Classifying pedophilia as a ‘sexual orientation’ was an ‘error’

    11/05/2013 3:55:20 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 44 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11-4-13 | LifeSiteNews.com
    After a national backlash from social conservatives, the American Psychiatric Association (ASA) has dropped its designation of pedophilia as a “sexual orientation.” In May, the APA released the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). In this document, the first new edition in 10 years, the APA described pedophilia as a sexual “orientation.” The classification went largely unnoticed until last month, when the NeonTommy blog of the Annenberg Digital News at the University of Southern California published a blog post critical of the terminology. Social conservatives said calling pedophilia an “orientation” was a step towards...
  • American Psychiatric Association Reclassifies Pedophilia, Backtracks

    11/02/2013 6:08:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/2/2013 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    The American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) decision to once again reclassify pedophilia has led to further concerns that the professional organization is attempting to legitimize the disorder, paving the way for its defense and the recommendation of removal of age-of-consent laws.In a press release Friday, Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit organization that promotes the causes of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, and the family observed that in its newly published Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), APA “changed the classification of pedophilia from a ‘disorder’ to a ‘sexual orientation,’ but, following the public outcry, APA released...
  • Why Science Doesn’t Support Orientation-Change Bans

    09/04/2013 8:02:39 AM PDT · by rhema · 34 replies
    First Things ^ | September 4, 2013 | Peter Sprigg
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently signed Assembly Bill 3371, which forbids licensed professional counselors in the state to “engage in sexual orientation change efforts with a person under 18 years of age.” Christie indicated that in signing the bill, he was accepting the professional expertise of the American Psychological Association. It is true that the APA has been highly critical of “sexual reorientation therapy” or “sexual orientation change efforts.” It is unfortunate that both the legislature and the governor failed to recognize, however, that even professional organizations can fall prey to political pressure and ideological bias—as has certainly been...