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by Bjinse on Mon Jul 30th, 2018 at 08:50:51 PM EST
Jeremy Hunt mistakes his Chinese wife's nationality

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Jul 31st, 2018 at 12:33:28 AM EST
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What Netanyahu Doesn't Know About History
Note: "anti-Semitism", not "anti-Judaism".

The difference is significant. Anti-Semitism was part of the Race Theory, which claimed to be an exact science and was at the time at the height of its world-wide popularity.

This was not just an ideological fad, an invention of demagogues. It was a branch of science that was assumed to be as objective as, say, mathematics or geography. The basic assumption was that every race of human being, like every breed of horses or dogs, has specific characteristics, good and bad. [...] According to the German race theory, there is a master race, the Aryan, which originated in India and from which the Germans are descended, and there are inferior races, the "Semites" and "Slavs" for example. According to the race theorists, this is not a matter of opinion. It is solid scientific fact, a fact that cannot be changed.

Mississippi Statutory Segregation: Apartheid
Ahed Tamimi and Her Mother are Freed from Jail
One might say that Ahed and her siblings are honor graduates of the Bassem/Nariman Folk School, just as Rosa Parks was a graduate of The Highlander Folk School [SIC]. The common curriculum has to do with courageous persistence in the pursuit of justice. Moreover, our delegation was to discover that Rosa Parks is a revered figure in the Israeli Knesset -- well, at least in the modest conference room allocated to Arab members.
*memorable quote of a correspondent among the CA Cohort of Petty Landlords

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How should we define racism?
the candidate avoided German epistemology of the period

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Jul 31st, 2018 at 12:56:24 AM EST
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Meet Karl and William Menniger, prairie authoritarians and authoritative analysts of "passive-aggressive personality disorder" (US- and UK-Eng. idiom, lip service).

[pp 4-5]The first official document about the disorder is a single Technical Bulletin issued by the U.S. War Department just as the Second World War was coming to an end. In 1945, Colonel William Menninger voiced concern about soldiers who were shirking duty by willful incompetence. They were not openly defiant, he conceded, but expressed their aggressiveness "by passive measures, such as pouting, stubbornness, procrastination, inefficiency, and passive obstructionism." Menninger saw their behavior as an "immaturity" and a reaction to "routine military stress" (Bulletin TB M.D. 203, dated October 19, 1945, as cited in Malinow, 1981, p. 123).
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Having logged the quirks of servicemen, however, psychiatrists soon began applying the same charges virtually unaltered to civilians. As it readied the first edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for publication in 1952, the APA simply copied the relevant phrases from the military memo and gave them diagnostic codes. Indeed, it adopted the same practice for a large number of behaviors and ailments, making the temporary frustration of the U.S. War Department a basis for establishing lasting pathologies in the population at large.
Next Week: B. F. Skinner

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Jul 31st, 2018 at 02:13:51 AM EST
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Yes, You Can Catch Insanity
untreated strep and the fake mind-body dichotomy

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Aug 1st, 2018 at 09:40:57 PM EST
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yes, if you read the wrong newspapers it will infect you through the mind

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Aug 2nd, 2018 at 01:09:44 PM EST
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Mental disorder is a communicable disease.

Pretty exciting stuff! Half of all amateur epidemologists have detected Trump-Derangement-Syndrome (TDS), the other half are investigating Mueller-Deranement-Syndrome (MDS).

## Never forget the lead.

 

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Aug 2nd, 2018 at 01:29:21 PM EST
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"Now they don't have a bloody choice ..."

A united Ireland women's hockey team plays the final against favorite The Netherlands. The Irish team has played a stunning tournament, well done team!

by Oui on Sun Aug 5th, 2018 at 03:48:20 PM EST
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