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  • I’m a pedophile, you’re the monsters: My week inside the vile right-wing hate machine

    10/03/2015 4:44:37 PM PDT · 74 of 108
    ransomnote to Petrosius

    What is being attempted here is to confuse the distinction between actions and attractions. It is attempt to bring sympathy to “innocent” people. Once this is done then the next stage is to legitimize the acts.

    Yes. I think deviants of all stripes are watching and noting “what works.” For example, a web page for sociopaths is agitating for sociopath’s rights, posting their denizens and innocent victims, whimpering that they shouldn’t be discriminated against, sneering that “empaths” (that’s normal people with empathy) are the “real” monsters to be feared for their bigotry, etc. Really, is there nothing living under rocks and at the bottom of cesspools that won’t rise up and demand its rights?

  • Prayer Request

    09/27/2015 12:51:12 PM PDT · 16 of 18
    ransomnote to US Navy Vet

    Prayers up!


    09/27/2015 7:45:23 AM PDT · 31 of 44
    ransomnote to NYer

    I’m guessing that apartment building will have a conspicuous atrium which features a crescent/star motif and perhaps an “eternal” flame arising from what looks like rubble....but that’s just me...

  • Why Cursive Should Be Taught In School(and perhaps why it is not)

    09/27/2015 7:41:22 AM PDT · 68 of 119
    ransomnote to MayflowerMadam

    I agree.
    Here’s a link about how writing “by hand” triggers different areas of the brain compared with tracing letters or keyboarding.

    Here’s an odd quote from the next link:
    “ Our new U.S. Secretary of the Treasury can’t (or won’t) write his own name on the new money being “


    “Yet scientists are discovering that learning cursive is an important tool for cognitive development, particularly in training the brain to learn “functional specialization”[2] (link is external)—that is, the capacity for optimal efficiency. In the case of learning cursive writing, the brain develops functional specialization that integrates both sensation, movement control, and thinking. Brain imaging studies reveal that multiple areas of brain become co-activated during the learning of cursive writing of pseudo-letters, as opposed to typing or just visual practice.”

  • Race war: Black Lives Matter radio show calls for murdering white people, cops

    09/07/2015 7:17:14 PM PDT · 9 of 32
    ransomnote to Windflier

    I get the impression that they are being manipulated/coordinated by anarchists- they think they will change the world one murder at a time or are seeing how many believers they can whip up. It’s so off-the-rails extreme I sense gullible people being manipulated by wanna-bees (rulers over the new utopia). I can imagine that the percentage is small and loud - louder than otherwise possible without social media.

  • Poll: 54 Percent of Black Voters Believe There's a 'War on Police'

    09/07/2015 1:35:09 PM PDT · 5 of 24
    ransomnote to Kaslin

    HOw much of this is a result of the concerted effort on Obama’s part to usher in his militia which he said was “necessary” and would be armed equivalent to the military? He was the first pres to push for this and the first to foment circumstances like the racial unrest, anti-cop culture today.

  • Why only Baptist and Secular Music @ my Catholic Father's Memorial?

    08/30/2015 4:24:43 PM PDT · 15 of 47
    ransomnote to lee martell

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Three scientists investigating melting Arctic ice may have been assassinated, professor claims

    07/25/2015 12:54:07 PM PDT · 27 of 69
    ransomnote to crusty old prospector

    “Dr Boyd is thought to have been struck by lightning while walking in Scotland. “

    So they found him dead and are speculating he was hit by lighting?

  • Flaw found in French nuclear reactor

    07/11/2015 12:58:16 PM PDT · 14 of 14
    ransomnote to BenLurkin

    Unlike many low information voters, France’s nuclear safety regulators seem to be aware that Japan has had three nuclear reactor meltdowns, two of which exploded and the explosions spread some radioactive waste over the island nation, deposited some of those wastes far downwind (Canada, US) and has been and will be dumping many tons of radioactive waste tainted water into the ocean for many many years to come.

  • Gays Who Accept Homosexuality is a Mental Illness ZOT!

    06/07/2015 8:38:27 PM PDT · 3 of 38
    ransomnote to johnhankle177

    I doubt it’s safe to try to find people the way you are trying to do so. The gay activists would damage/destroy anyone claiming to be gay who believes it is a mental illness.

  • Meet the Terrible Porn Publisher Behind the Outing of the Duggar Abuse Story

    06/07/2015 8:23:17 PM PDT · 349 of 450
    ransomnote to Kaslin

    I can understand the snicker. I posted it trying to get at least one snicker out of it.

  • Meet the Terrible Porn Publisher Behind the Outing of the Duggar Abuse Story

    06/07/2015 1:38:18 PM PDT · 222 of 450
    ransomnote to Republican Wildcat

    Words you are putting in most people’s mouths so you can respond to arguments that were not made in an effort to discredit them.

    I didn’t put words in mouths. My post is obviously my summary analysis of the behavior, not the words, of Duggar supports. That’s why most post clearly says “Duggar supporters seem to want...” instead of claiming that they “Said they want...”

  • Meet the Terrible Porn Publisher Behind the Outing of the Duggar Abuse Story

    06/07/2015 1:31:55 PM PDT · 221 of 450
    ransomnote to Ann Archy

    Yes...he needs to be KILLED or LOCKED UP FOR LIFE!! Oh, and the girls need 24/7 counseling, and the parents need to have the rest of their children taken from them!!! NOTHING ELSE WOULD SATISFY you People.

    Oh you don’t have to make up lies to attribute to me. I stated what I think should happen now in my post to another Freeper (post 219).

  • Meet the Terrible Porn Publisher Behind the Outing of the Duggar Abuse Story

    06/07/2015 1:26:42 PM PDT · 219 of 450
    ransomnote to caww

    By his own admission Josh declared his behavior at the time and continues to do so today.
    Me: No, at the time, he hid his behavior and snuck into their bedrooms to molest them while they slept or fondled them while he distracted them by reading a book in order to escape detection. Today, he has no choice but to admit it.

    The truth in this family matter is was a crime committed and or was it covered up. Legalities come into play then.
    ME: Well, no, not the truth. Do you mean “the real issue....”? If so, I think it’s only part of the issue. The other parts include why didn’t the family protect their daughters and why is there a public effort to imply the daughters needed no protection from their molestor, and why should the molestor remain without legal consequences (e.g., sex offender registry) because he’s really really sorry (for molesting his 5 year old sister), and why should the Duggars retain their “role model status” in the public eye given that they have not admitted their failures and why don’t they seemt to care how their denial of their daughter’s abuse makes their daughters feel.

    If it can be determined that the tabloids/media are to blame for this development...then “shows on”.

    Diverting the attention away from Josh is the name of the game here...
    ME: We agree that it this OP seems to be the game of diversion from Josh.

    Frankly it should all just be forgotten...but many have a monetary stake in this family besides the family so it’s going to keep being played out....
    ME: Can’t agree with you. If the DUggars hadn’t inked a book deal while knowing what lay in their family’s past, the eventual revelation of the abuse would not be on the national news and exposing their daughters to instrusive media etc.
    I believe that whatever happens now should acknowledge their daughters trauma, the failure of the Duggars to protect their daughters (and the parents private, humble apology to the daugthers for this failure, the decision to put the family’s personal lives on TV as role models which further denied their abuse and exposed them to inappropriate intrustive reportage), the fact that Josh’s behavior toward his sisters is not normal or without conseuences and the registration of Josh in the sexual offenders registry because there isn’t a cure for those who molest children.
    ....and the family is willingly they have been since the get go when they chose to exploit their family nationally and internationally as celebrities.

    ME: Well said.

  • Meet the Terrible Porn Publisher Behind the Outing of the Duggar Abuse Story

    06/07/2015 1:05:09 PM PDT · 190 of 450
    ransomnote to jimbo807

    In case any of my fellow Christians fail to mention it to you, God wrote in the bible that he wanted us to tell you the “good news” that He loves you.

  • Meet the Terrible Porn Publisher Behind the Outing of the Duggar Abuse Story

    06/07/2015 12:36:26 PM PDT · 136 of 450
    ransomnote to Ann Archy

    I a Christian and I understand that forgiveness can be separate from consequences. A family member may forgive their son’s killer and the court may reduce time served but doesn’t have to let him go and declare him innocent.

    Yes, Duggar supporters seem to want Josh declared innocent by courts and by public opinion and further, the girls declared “fine” as if it’s “no harm, no foul.” The supporters want it to disappear as if it never happened, classified as normal mistake for that age, “hormones” etc. and since they believe this is “normal” then the girls cannot have been harmed so the damage to their lives has to be denied and the girls will just have to play along and deny it too once it’s declared “normal” behavior.

  • Meet the Terrible Porn Publisher Behind the Outing of the Duggar Abuse Story

    06/07/2015 12:30:24 PM PDT · 127 of 450
    ransomnote to ElayneJ

    The Duggars came first and they didn’t “rush” to the police or get therapy for their daughters or protect the daughters from repeat offenses. I don’t think this notoriety is having a chilling effect on parents reporting incestious assualt - that ship has sailed.

    I don’t think people should have special rights just because they go on TV and their show is popular.

  • Meet the Terrible Porn Publisher Behind the Outing of the Duggar Abuse Story

    06/07/2015 12:10:36 PM PDT · 95 of 450
    ransomnote to Talisker

    “I’ll let you know when I think it’s enough.”

    He didn’t mention his feelings, he mentioned his thoughts. It’s his thoughts you hate so much. He didn’t say he wasn’t in control of his own thoughts.

    He seems to be pointing to the fact that those of us who object to the way the molestation was not addressed legally and the way the Duggars are working the PR to minimize his actions and deny the harm done to his victims so it is deemd “water under the bridge.” This is a novel public figure/legal issue for me and perhaps some others and we’d like society to do more than sigh “boys will be boys” and “but they are such nice people!”

    I’ve read about how he asked for forgiveness. Forgiveness for any crime can be given but it doesn’t erase consequences. I can kill someone and drop to my knees yelling “What have I done!?” and beg the arriving police and family for forgiveness, but that is a separate issue from consequences.

  • Meet the Terrible Porn Publisher Behind the Outing of the Duggar Abuse Story

    06/07/2015 11:55:31 AM PDT · 70 of 450
    ransomnote to b9

    I object to murder but it’s not because I’ve ever been murdered before.

    I object to those on FR who are insisting that voicing an opinion makes us “haters” or criticizing posts they don’t like by calling them “hysterics.”

    I object to those who’d like me to apply a different set of moral standards to the Duggars than I apply to any other 14 year old molesting his own sisters because the Duggars are “real TV” celebrities on a popular TV program.

  • Pedophiles Off The Hook?

    06/06/2015 11:19:37 AM PDT · 40 of 60
    ransomnote to Thank You Rush

    “the kids all had professional counseling including Josh”

    ANy professional counselor would be legally obligated to report sexual abuse of children. Every day that it wasn’t reported that lapsed between the FIRST offense discovered/reported to father and the time it was reported to the police was a day in which his daughters were not protected by the head of the his choice. Additional abuses then occurred which the father could have prevented. If the kids got counseling after the fact was reported to the police, so what? They needed to be protected from abuse, not treated for it. To paraphrase Moe Sizlack, it’s not what erasers were meant for.

  • How the Duggars built their custom home after family molestation

    06/04/2015 8:52:48 PM PDT · 89 of 159
    ransomnote to caww

    Results from studies of molestation and incest show that sexualized activity, which need not to include what you call “sex” (it’s not sex if one is too young to know how to repel an older brother ), isn’t required - just being treated in a sexualized manner is damaging or watching inappropriate films etc., even molesting hands inappropriately placed on the outside of clothing can be very damaging to young children; they They are not equipped to understand what is happening and what to do etc. and it’s worse that these are family members because from a very young age the girls were molested in their own home by their own “loving” family member so their own home and “love” even from family is not safe.

  • Actors call for crackdown on producers who use the casting couch to demand sex

    05/31/2015 11:04:29 AM PDT · 15 of 66
    ransomnote to poinq

    I read a purported insider story that basically said, “If someone is a successful actor, it means they are sexually available to alot of decision makers.

  • Video about race at a high school sparks controversy in local town

    05/31/2015 10:54:54 AM PDT · 17 of 24
    ransomnote to Leaning Right

    FWIW, Blacks are at the bottom of national educational assessments. They are approximately 2 grade levels behind whites and there is extra pressure to graduate them to the next grade level because holding them back would be “racist.” So by the time they graduate high school, too many have failed to earn a high school level of competence. That shakes out in the job market.
    There are plenty of individuals and others from other races who are down at the bottom of the scale too - but as an entire cohort, on average, a significant number of blacks are at least 2 grade levels behind whites upon graduation and that can be expected to limit their job fitness. Yes there are brilliant black scholars, but the data indicates that the average of the cohort is lower than the average of white, Asian and Hispanic Cohorts. And I think lower job performance fuels grievance that is used to justify higher crime rates for the cohort. ANd all this attributed to whites actively discriminating against blacks. *sigh*

  • Josh Duggar, Atheists, and Pedophiles

    05/31/2015 10:23:35 AM PDT · 37 of 37
    ransomnote to the_daug

    I don’t have a TV and I don’t follow shows like the Duggars. It isn’t personal for me, I just don’t see why anyone would set aside psychological research and expert consensus just because this guy is “famous” and “seems” like such a fine person. Despite their evil actions, pervs can seem 100% normal and even likable (Cosby) in the rest of their lives. Even J Duggar said his actions were inexcusable, so I don’t mind not excusing him from normal standards of conduct.

  • Josh Duggar, Atheists, and Pedophiles

    05/30/2015 5:16:23 PM PDT · 34 of 37
    ransomnote to the_daug

    I will stand by decades of research on pedophiles rather than a protected TV personality.

  • Josh Duggar, Atheists, and Pedophiles

    05/27/2015 5:20:15 PM PDT · 24 of 37
    ransomnote to the_daug

    Where have you been? Have you never read anything about this behavior before?

    All the psychological literature spells out deviant behavior and NO CURE. It would be a far less time consuming task to try to find even one reputable source that would portray what is described in the police report as a mere “phase” of childhood or a treatable disorder.

    Search the web and you can get a variety of opinion as to source of deviance but no variation in the abnormality of such behavior or its incurable, damaging nature.

    Rather than cite studies to look up, I’ll use a recent distillation that captures the gist of such studies.
    “ Like many forms of sexual deviance, pedophilia once was thought to stem from psychological influences early in life. Now, many experts view it as a sexual orientation as immutable as heterosexuality or homosexuality. It is a deep-rooted predisposition — limited almost entirely to men — that becomes clear during puberty and does not change.”


    “Not all pedophiles molest children. Nor are all child molesters pedophiles. Studies show that about half of all molesters are not sexually attracted to their victims. They often have personality disorders or violent streaks, and their victims are typically family members.”

    Look at prison data. Look at psychological studies. They portray deviant behavior emerging at puberty and remaining resilient against treatment. Pedophilia or personality disorder - there’s no known cure. And Josh wasn’t treated anyway.

  • Update on JRandomFreeper

    05/27/2015 5:00:25 PM PDT · 13 of 132
    ransomnote to SisterK


  • The LGBT Community is Eating Our Own

    05/26/2015 7:07:33 PM PDT · 27 of 29
    ransomnote to 2ndDivisionVet

    You mean they sometimes treat their own activists the way they treat straight activists? I am for it - what’s good for their targest is good for them.

  • Russia plans to use PRISON labour to drive down the cost of World Cup

    05/26/2015 7:04:54 PM PDT · 13 of 14
    ransomnote to MinorityRepublican

    back when I worked with the Soviets, you could go to hard labor camp for years just for owning/making an unregistered knife
    I met some former prisoners - the only way I really knew was that they tend to tattoo their wrist with barbed wire (like a bracelet) unless that was done “for” them.

  • Josh Duggar, Atheists, and Pedophiles

    05/26/2015 7:01:19 PM PDT · 10 of 37
    ransomnote to Sean_Anthony

    Just a comment re the phrasing of news reporting and comments about this crime. Many have pointed out that it happened “more than a decade ago” as does a news report.
    There’s something different about this kind of sexual crime - it’s not something people grow out of. Here I am using “people” to mean “perpetrator.” Stealing or forging while 14 years of age, “over 10 years ago” and realizing the error of your ways means something different than the same age of perpetrator and the same lapse in years when it refers to molesting children (i.e., he was 14 when he molested a 4 year old). This behavior is, sadly, a marker for perversion that psychologists can’t cure. Note there’s no indication that he ever received therapy but even if he had, this kind of perversion isn’t curable. Saying he’s sorry is a start but the elephant in the room is that he’s still a damaged person able to damage others.

  • Ferguson Protesters Were Promised Up To $5,000 A Month To Protest, Demand Payment

    05/26/2015 6:49:27 PM PDT · 14 of 67
    ransomnote to 2ndDivisionVet

    Shouldn’t shop keepers and others trapped/injured by the riots be able to collect from MORE/ACORN?

  • A Very Dear Friend of Our Family Has Passed Away

    05/22/2015 7:25:36 PM PDT · 5 of 11
    ransomnote to thesligoduffyflynns

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • To Those Celebrating Josh Duggar's Fall: Congratulations. You Still Lose.

    05/22/2015 3:14:09 PM PDT · 56 of 70
    ransomnote to VRWCmember

    Did you ever do anything as a child or in your youth (say from age 8 to age 16) to another child in the same age range that would be a far more serious immoral or even criminal act if you did as an adult to a child or adolescent?

    Why are people (including you) dismissing this as harmless exploration when a 14 year old boy fondled the genitals of a 4 year old? The police report said victims said he fondled their “breast and vaginas” while they were sleeping. This is predatory behavior. And this behavior does not respond well to treatment; he should be watched for life.
    He behaved the way he did when he was old enough to know better and he preyed upon the vulnerable - he snuck into bedrooms to molest them as they slept.

  • To Those Celebrating Josh Duggar's Fall: Congratulations. You Still Lose.

    05/22/2015 12:30:28 PM PDT · 7 of 70
    ransomnote to Oliviaforever

    Well said.
    I think there’s a basic problem with making idols out of people. This article tries to minimize his crime - what a “pleasure it was” to meet him etc. No one said child molestors couldn’t be pleasant when they want to be. Humble? I hope that “humility” is utter shame. I was never a fan of the show so I have no impulse to write the kind of defensive screed in the OP. I understand that there have been many who attacked the show strictly because of their spiritual faith and yes, those will celebrate this depravity as it is useful to their cause. But I don’t understand the “need” the OP had to defend a child molester in supposed support of Christianity. I don’t want to read about what a nice man he is ...towards adults...when I know what he has done to children, his own sisters. *shudder*

  • Prayer Request

    05/09/2015 12:17:23 PM PDT · 14 of 76
    ransomnote to Rusty0604

    Prayers up for you and your extended family.

  • Bill Whittle: I believe in free speech, but…

    05/08/2015 2:44:11 PM PDT · 18 of 22
    ransomnote to TalBlack

    The video features a blistering attack on those who use “but” including the application of the bell curve of cowardice. Bill WHittle’s video expresses fury toward those who feel that “offensive or provocative speech” should be avoided and points out that Michael Moore and John Stewart must also be “asking for it” for their provocative speech. He makes a strong point that there is free speech or there isn’t - 60% free etc. Very powerful video - refers to seventh century savages.

    Bill WHittle quotes ANdrew CUmmins thusly: “Islamophobia: A word created by fascists and used by cowards, to manipulate morons.” Bill WHittle asks that “If you think the bloodshed in Garland was in any way justified, which one are you? Are you the fascist, the moron, or the coward? Maybe you are all three.”

  • Freddie Gray Case – Is Prosecution Already Unraveling?

    05/06/2015 6:18:08 PM PDT · 29 of 39
    ransomnote to Alberta's Child

    Will they clamor next for separate water fountains, bathrooms, and seats at the back of the bus?

    They have clamored for the modern equivalent. They clamored for a black president as if white ones only serve white people. NO matter how poorly he performs, they continue to clamor for him strictly because he is black.
    ON campus - they have dorms and student unions divided by race and they, along with other protected minorities, have claimed the public sphere lately - barring whites from attending outdoor rallies by defining those rallies as “safe spaces” and hence, all whites as unsafe. Whites have been directed to leave such places. Oh yes - they want separate.

  • Freddie Gray Case – Is Prosecution Already Unraveling?

    05/06/2015 5:45:56 PM PDT · 25 of 39
    ransomnote to Alberta's Child

    You heard Sharpton calling for a Federal police force to replace the current police force? It implies that black people can’t receive justice with our current law enforcement and it must be replaced by Obama’s domestic force which he designed for htis purpose.

  • Freddie Gray Case – Is Prosecution Already Unraveling?

    05/06/2015 5:27:31 PM PDT · 12 of 39
    ransomnote to iowacornman

    Once could say “dumb as a fence post” but I see such a pattern of denial in the black community that I believe it’s the groundwork for the assertion that blacks need a separate legal system that will treat them fairly.
    Look at Ferguson and the way anger replaced and denied evidence. And even after evidence was shouted from the roof tops, many in the black community act as if Ferguson was proven to be senseless violence against black youths.
    The prosecutor in the Gray case doesn’t “lose” if she loses the case because she already said the “right thing” to the enraged mob and that will be recorded as fact. The resulting narrative will be “Even though evidence proved he was arrested for false reasons, the police got off scott free for killing him.” and the fact that she’s a prosecutor will be used as credibility to “prove” that the black community needs it’s own legal system. They are agitating to leave “rule by law” in favor of “rule by rage” and I think they want us to “give up” and give them their own legal system to escape the riots. my 2.

  • Officials to Urge Families of Hostages Be Free to Pay Ransoms

    04/26/2015 6:45:04 PM PDT · 10 of 26
    ransomnote to E. Pluribus Unum

    Finally, a way for the left to directly fund activities they support! Now they can hand millions to ISIS and others without having to account for their actions.

    Thinking about the movie Captain PHillips, I remember the lead character says that the US would rather sink the boat they were in than let it land - pointing to the way that countries have long known there must be no reward for piracy or hostage taking - none. Potential captors should see death and destruction - not a payoff - when contemplating a heist.

  • Vanity - Retired Today

    04/12/2015 6:23:44 PM PDT · 7 of 51
    ransomnote to AbnSarge

    Thank you for your service. Congratulations.

  • American Teens Are Stressed and Bored. It’s Time To Talk About Feelings.

    04/10/2015 4:25:36 PM PDT · 43 of 57
    ransomnote to qam1

    I think many emerge from the home believing that their wants and desires will be accommodated and are shocked to the core when they aren’t.

    My father was one of 9 children. All were expected to thank their mother respectfully for the meal set before them - no one dared asked for any changes to the menu. If you forgot to thank her for the meal, you had gruel for your next meal. If you forgot to thank her for the gruel, you had gruel for your next meal (rinse and repeat).

    My boss recounted a tale of his youth - he informed his mother that he was now vegitarian. She accepted this easily and informed him that he would be in charge of preparing vegitarian meals for himself and she would continue to cook for the rest of the family. This arrangement lasted about one week....

    This all has a sad side to it. Between the ages of 2-5, children need to feel like they are the apple of their parents eyes (high levels of bond and attention) and then they need to grow up and accept natural parental love in maturing proportion without being the center of attention. Many of the kids I’m talking about go through those 2-5 years as a complication in their parents busy lives. They don’t get their emotional/psychological needs met and they tacitly decide to be the center of their own attention, the apple of their own eyes if mom and dad won’t spend enough time with them. And they go through the rest of their lives that way.

    And it’s not necessarily parental neglect (although that is surely the vast marjority in our present society) that can bring this about - sometimes mom is gravely ill and dad is working 2 jobs to keep the home together etc. I understand families face really difficult challenges and respect all who do whatever they can do to protect the family. But our culture in general has replaced real parenting with “buddy” parenting and children setting the menu and other aspects of life. I think THOSE parents marginalize the kids when the kids are at greatest need (early years of life) and then start phasing in as “cool mom” or “fun dad” as the child grows to be more “interesting” to the parents but by then it’s too late. THeir speshul snowflake no longer wants the bond but demands an xbox and the latest tennis shoe etc....

  • American Teens Are Stressed and Bored. It’s Time To Talk About Feelings.

    04/10/2015 2:51:26 PM PDT · 28 of 57
    ransomnote to Opinionated Blowhard

    I think that’s late stage behaviors (permissiveness).

    I believe early deficits in parenting (neglecting basic parental roles) created, sadly, children who are underdeveloped emotionally. For too many, they will be permanently children as they age - self centered, impatient, bored.
    The neglect of their children comes back to haunt parents starting around teen aged years and getting more obvious as the children age into narcissistic, angry people. I believe our country is facing an ominous rise in emotional/mental disturbance in the younger generation among those who had “modern” self centered parents who tried to make sure having children didn’t impede ANY of their own lifes wants, wishes, “needs.”
    Read a report recently saying college counseling services are overwhelmed ( 3 times more students in need) by students requiring “serious” mental health services for depression and other illneses. I want schools to have counselors for troubled students - it really can save them from suicide etc. I don’t believe all students with emotional problems had “bad” parents - there are many mental illnesses and syndromes that are of unknown origin or have organic causes etc. But you just can’t staff enough services to make up for the way our society has added to common mental health issues by making parenting more of a side hobby. The tsunami of emotional problems resulting from “best buddy” or “never home” parenting is coming and it’s going to continue to grow.

  • ‘Never heard of him’: Notable Columbia prof says he isn’t sure Obama attended Columbia University

    04/09/2015 5:43:17 PM PDT · 60 of 63
    ransomnote to x


  • Happy Passover

    04/03/2015 4:20:38 PM PDT · 9 of 21
    ransomnote to cowboyusa

    Thank you and right back at ya!

  • Suicide risk advisory for ADHD drugs comes ‘out of the blue’ and has terrified families, doctor says

    03/31/2015 4:03:04 PM PDT · 28 of 32
    ransomnote to Cold Heart

    And I REALLY needed the laugh!

  • Suicide risk advisory for ADHD drugs comes ‘out of the blue’ and has terrified families, doctor says

    03/31/2015 12:14:11 PM PDT · 12 of 32
    ransomnote to __rvx86

    Didn’t know they were amphetamines. Maybe not all?

    Friend of mine takes Concerta. Normally she talks fast and is pretty hyper (just try keeping up with her in a mall).
    She said when she started taking it the action of the drug felt like “rubber bands, pulling her wandering mind back to the task at hand.” For example, she marveled that she was able to clean the garage for hours - something she’d never done before because she got distracted. If anything, the drug seems to have calmed her 100mph speech and changes of subject.

  • Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without White People

    03/21/2015 3:37:40 PM PDT · 79 of 138
    ransomnote to Altura Ct.

    So they want to hold a public campus even and have all whites “know” that they are “racists” and”abusers” and “not safe” and with this “knowledge” they would then “know that they are “naturally” barred from attending a public campus event. They have to check to make sure that the public campus events are from white abusive dangerous bigots so they “know” they won’t be asked to leave?

  • Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without White People

    03/21/2015 3:15:50 PM PDT · 61 of 138
    ransomnote to Altura Ct.

    When I was 19, my sister asked a friend hiring for an office if there were job openings I would be eligible to apply for. The friend, an office manager, asked if I were very dark skinned. My sister (blond, blue-eyed) was suprised and said “No.” Her friend replied that they had quotas to hire dark skinned people so there would be no reason for me to apply.
    Oh and there’s the time I was almost beaten on the street for being white in a non-white neighborhood. I literally had to cower before a massively muscled enraged man before he “let” me walk down the sidewalk to my car. But but but...I am white so I’ll NEVER know what racism is like...

  • ‘Serial rapist’ Darren Sharper headed to prison after striking plea deals

    03/21/2015 2:00:16 PM PDT · 18 of 53
    ransomnote to ClearCase_guy

    Why does it seem that men are drugging women to have sex with them?

    Good catch. A famous football player has no shortage of women willing to marry them or just “date” them continuously. But he wouldn’t be dominating and humiliating them if they were willing. Same thing could be said of Roman Polanski - he could have actresses for sex partners but those women would be WILLING and he had a psychological (warped) need to humiliate and dominate. These men have warped psychological “needs” to damage and degrade and they seem to be more prevalent in our society with the passage of time. This should mean there is an increase in abusive women as well - they may not get the headlines that famous athletes get but failure to raise psychologically sound citizens is occurring in both male and female populations. Our society seems to have increasing numbers of psychologically warped and abusive people and I beleive it is partially due to the abandonment of the idea of parenting; the kids fail to “raise themselves” and are missing key components of conscience and morality that parenting could have provided.