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Nonconformity and Freethinking Now Considered Mental Illnesses. Is nonconformity and freethinking a mental illness?

Nonconformity and Freethinking Now Considered Mental Illnesses

According to the newest addition of the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), it certainly is. The manual identifies a new mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. Why Iceland Should Be In The News, But Is Not. Source: www.sacsis.org | Original Post Date: August 15th, 2011 – An Italian radio program’s story about Iceland’s on-going revolution is a stunning example of how little our media tells us about the rest of the world.

Why Iceland Should Be In The News, But Is Not

Americans may remember that at the start of the 2008 financial crisis, Iceland literally went bankrupt. Jesse Ventura: Walmart and the Walton... - The Moon Shine Progressive. Daily Kos - Asshat. Scott Walker exposes just one of the lies in the Obamacare Supreme Court challenge. Republican politicians aren't making the lawyers' job in the King v.

Scott Walker exposes just one of the lies in the Obamacare Supreme Court challenge

Burwell challenge to Obamacare any easier. Those lawyers have to convince five Supreme Court justices—but most importantly, Chief Justice John Roberts—that not only do they have a totally legitimate case (which most non-conservative legal scholars agree they don't) but that the court wouldn't be doing real damage to the law should they decide for the plaintiffs. Get rid of your cable TV package now! For those of you sick of paying ever-higher cable bills, two huge pieces of news in the last week should encourage you to take action.

Get rid of your cable TV package now!

First came news that two previously cable-only channels, TBS and TNT, “are about to become the first national entertainment networks in the industry to stream on-air content live across multiple platforms,” likely positioning the stations to eventually (though not yet) sell their content direct to consumers on an à la carte online basis, rather than only through traditional cable TV packages. Then yesterday came word that CNN and BuzzFeed are partnering to create a YouTube channel, allowing anyone with an Internet connection — but not necessarily a costly cable subscription — to view the new content. The action this (and other similar news in the television world) should prompt, of course, is cutting your cable TV cord — or at least considering it. Elizabeth Warren Destroys Reagan’s Trickle Down Economics In Speech. “The trickle-down experiment that began in the Reagan years failed America’s middle class,” Senator Warren stated in a fiery speech at a January 7th AFL-CIO conference on increasing wages.

Elizabeth Warren Destroys Reagan’s Trickle Down Economics In Speech

Pretty much the whole Republican Party, and if we’re going to be honest, too many Democrats, are overly cozy with the financial industry and make decisions that benefit the wealthiest 10 percent of Americans while leaving others to struggle. Over the past 32 years every penny of America’s economic growth has benefited the top 10 percent of earners, while the bottom 90 percent has been squeezed. 432 Park Avenue is everything wrong with wealth in America. The above skyscraper is the projected finished product—432 Park Avenue.

432 Park Avenue is everything wrong with wealth in America

This is not a new commercial building. At 96 stories (1,396 feet), it has no company in the space it occupies atop Manhattan’s skyline. The Empire State Building tops out some 150 feet below that. Conservative Blog Attempts To Incite Outrage Directed At The First Daughter. OK, all party affiliation aside — can we as a society PLEASE agree that enough is enough when it comes to how we treat the family members of our elected officials, especially when those family members are minor children?

Conservative Blog Attempts To Incite Outrage Directed At The First Daughter

Weight Loss Support System - Positive Words Help to Lose Weight. Everett Collection Photo: Everett.

Weight Loss Support System - Positive Words Help to Lose Weight

Phylicia Rashad Now Denies Dismissing Cosby’s Accusers. Phylicia Rashad Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images Updated Wednesday, Jan. 7, 9:33 p.m.: In an interview with ABC’s Nightline, Phylicia Rashad now denies ever saying “forget these women” when asked by a Hollywood website about Bill Cosby’s accusers.

Phylicia Rashad Now Denies Dismissing Cosby’s Accusers

Why conservative Christians would have hated Jesus. This article originally appeared on AlterNet.

Why conservative Christians would have hated Jesus

Jesus never could have been the pastor of a contemporary evangelical church nor a conservative Roman Catholic bishop. Download the EFF Mobile App. Dear smartphone users: great news. We’re launching our first-ever EFF mobile app. This app will tell you when there are breaking issues related to digital rights that need your help. You'll get a quick notification and be able to one-click connect to the EFF action center to speak out and help us fight for freedom online. Install on Android Right now, the app is an alert system designed to tell you when we have new campaigns. The app is very simple for now because we want to gauge the EFF community’s interest before we invest a lot of time into building out additional features. We’re only releasing an Android version of the app today. We’re inaugurating our new mobile app with a suitable campaign: a petition calling on Apple to change its Developer Agreement to respect the privacy and innovation rights of developers.

As always, the EFF action center and website are still accessible through all mobile browsers, so you can sign on even if you are using an iPhone. Neighbours cut political display. Anarchist Memes - Ready for unpopular opinions? "White... There Were Too Many Deer In The Forest. So They Unleashed The Wolves Without Any Idea What Would Happen. One of the most exciting scientific findings of the last 50 years is called a trophic cascade. A trophic cascade starts at the top of the food chain and tumbles to the bottom. One of the best examples of this happened in Yellowstone National Park in 1995 when wolves were reintroduced. Wolves are really good at eating deer. But as it turns out, because of their deer diet, they also help lots of other animals survive. Basically, wolves see deer/elk like this: Humans killed all the wolves in Yellowstone National Park 70 years ago.

Humans, being the controlling type in our relationship with Earth, tried to control the deer population. Deer started avoiding certain parts of the park — mostly the places where they could easily be trapped. Occupy Canada - Canada is not immune to this problem. If... The Young Turks - h/t The Raw Story. Truthout - Would people be as willing to call the Paris... Addicting Info - Republicans have done nothing except... Alan Grayson - For a five-month period that ends this...

TomDispatch - Dan Froomkin at the Intercept offers a grim... Facebook. Criticism 'has 100,000 percent to do... - HuffPost Black Voices. Iggy Azalea: Criticism 'Has 100,000 Percent To Do With The Fact That I Have A Vagina' Occupy Calgary - p Thoughts?? Harper has come over to... DN!