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WooHoo..MED coming up on Ari...

Michael Eric Dyson...doesn't get any better than that !!
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Mon Feb 4, 2019, 06:17 PM (2 replies)

So what has Adam Levine got up his sleeve?

Adam Levine:

He added he consulted many people before making the decision to perform amid the controversy over the NFL's handling of players like Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem. "I silenced all the noise and listened to myself and made my decision based upon how I felt."

He says the band is doing the show to make sure people of color and others who don't feel like their voices are being heard understand, "We got you."

He added, "They will be heard – that's all I want to say because I don't want to spoil anything."
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Sun Feb 3, 2019, 03:46 PM (20 replies)

THE FONZ asks: Is EVERY decision America makes and acts in complete compliance with Russia ?

Henry Winkler

What am I missing ?? Is EVERY decision America makes and acts in complete compliance with Russia ???
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Sun Feb 3, 2019, 11:43 AM (22 replies)

I have never owned a cellphone..curious, what year did they become a necessity?

I am 67 and at this age, years begin to smush together...2000 was yesterday to me...what year was it they became something every man woman and child owns? Need it for research for a piece I am writing...I have googled it, but want opinions from smart DU members...thank you so much. Jody.
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Sun Feb 3, 2019, 07:20 AM (67 replies)

We are now living a situation where a mental health crisis is engulfing the nation Trump

My girlfriend and I were talking yesterday about why nobody does anything to Trump? Why does he continue to get away with all his crap? Each hour he gets more nuts....threatening a Government Witness, Cohen...and crickets...on and on...each day he pushes it further and it becomes more "normal" and he skates....bothers and sisters he can start a war by his fucking tweets alone....so I am posting this article from a shrink where she warns of our own lack of readiness for when the real crisis comes.

‘Incredibly dangerous’: Yale psychiatrist warns Trump will resort to ‘extreme measures’ as Mueller closes in

Tana Ganeva - COMMENTARY
01 Feb 2019 at 12:54 ET

Bandy X. Lee: His anxieties are palpable, as he resorts to more and more extreme measures and unreal justifications for building a wall. We had the extended shutdown that put us at real security risk, according to the FBI, and declaring a national emergency is a very real possibility.

He needs to maintain his shrinking base as well as to give himself a sense of victory, and he will go to all lengths to achieve it. What concerns me, however, is our own lack of readiness for when the real crisis comes. As a nation, we continue merely to react, while dangers escalate, and underestimate the profound effects that mental instability can have.

With all the negative news for Mr. Trump, “rational” people may feel relief, as he is finally held to account, but while being driven to a corner, the president’s only desperate remaining diversion may be war. Forces around the globe—the Israelis and the Saudis, for example—want that for their own reasons, and with a foreign policy team that now reflects his psychology, times could turn incredibly dangerous.

Raw Story: Is the extreme focus on the president productive?

Bandy X. Lee: For all the fixation on the president, understanding around the real indication for active intervention and prevention, right now, is lacking. Human beings are malleable and can adapt to almost anything—but this means that we can habituate even to a “malignant normality” where all kinds of atrocities happen. As a mental health professional, I spend a lot of time convincing patients of the need for treatment, because the greater the need, the less likely they are even to recognize the relevance of mental health.

So it is with society, and we are now living a situation where a mental health crisis is engulfing the nation, and we scarcely recognize it as a mental health issue. Do we really know, for example, what it is like to lack a basic human characteristic, such as empathy, and be willing to destroy lives for the most casual reasons? Do we really appreciate what it is like to be so impulsive that one cannot think of consequences, no matter how dire? Can we understand how attractive violence can be to certain personality structures under stress, and what severe interventions are necessary? Do we know how close we are to nuclear war—and a nuclear winter would dwarf the current bitter cold of the arctic vortex—even without mental instability in the president? The usual person has scarcely experienced the loss of mental health to any degree to be capable of imagining how critical it is as a foundation for normal political or social function, or any other human affair. This is understandable.

It is our own professional organizations that have some answering to do. A journal editor recently told me how the nation was simply waiting, upon election of Mr. Trump, for the American Psychological or American Psychiatric Association to come out and say, “These are the psychological deficiencies of the new president, of which the public needs to be aware….”

Of course, what happened was the opposite: the American Psychiatric Association converted the perfectly reasonable Goldwater rule (the guideline against diagnosing public figures without a personal examination) into a gag order (a prohibition against making any comment of any kind on a public figure) shortly after Mr. Trump’s inauguration, so that no one could speak.

The American Psychological Association then came out with its own affirmation of that position. This showed that even mental health associations are behaving more like power structures that buttress other power structures, rather than representing a medical profession. Not giving mental health focus to a mental health issue, regardless of where it is occurring, and controlling precisely the information that is most relevant, disempowers the public and handicaps them from responding adequately.

Individual professionals who revolted so as to use their expertise to help rather than to exclude the public have been crucial, just as they were when they fought against organizationally-sanctioned torture, but are not sufficient. There are now 37 authors in the public-service book, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, still waiting to be consulted. I was asked to lead an organization of thousands of mental health professionals who are stepping in specifically where they believe our professional associations failed in leadership, but time seems to be running out.

Raw Story: You recently held a symposium on the 25th amendment, which allows for the removal of an executive chief if they’re deemed unfit for duty. What are your thoughts on this?

Bandy X. Lee: I was merely invited—I was the only medical professional among an illustrious group of legal experts, including the original drafter of the 25th Amendment. The Center for Constitutional Law at the University of Akron organized the meeting. Hearing their perspectives resolved many quandaries for me and underscored the importance of having different disciplines come together in dialogue. This historic crisis of global proportions is beyond the ability of any one field to tackle, and too critical for politicians to go forth without expert input—from all relevant fields. Our organization is trying to bring various expertise together in March, when the second edition of our book and a new film are due for release.

For me, this experience has revealed the critical importance of presidential fitness—especially mental fitness, since mental pathology can drive a relentless pursuit for power, as well as whip up an irrational, blindly loyal following out of a hunger for adulation. There is no way rationality can win against this, unless we screen for it ahead of time. We notice, for example, that over a year after his last annual exam, Mr. Trump has not announced any intent to undergo another exam.

Last year, the emergency-medicine White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, without proper training in mental health and without the requisite independence, declared his employer and commander-in-chief “mentally fit to serve” based on a 10-minute dementia test. This is a test of such low sensitivity that full-blown Alzheimer patients and hospitalized schizophrenia patients are known to score in the normal range. Since then, Dr. Jackson has been relieved of his duties as the president’s personal physician, but the exam itself was never replaced, and there is no word of any new exam. Exams of mental capacity, which is a part of fitness for duty, follow standardized procedures and can be suited to any job, including the presidency. To do them properly, you need forensic mental health professionals, preferably a panel of them for something as important as presidential fitness.

Since we do not screen presidents the way we do military officers and especially those who handle nuclear weapons, the small proportion of dangerously disordered individuals in the population disproportionately attain positions of power and wreak havoc on the world. So we established a working group to form an expert panel, based purely on medical criteria, that can screen for fitness for duty—which would take care of that problem—in presidential and vice presidential candidates as well as in sitting presidents and vice presidents.
This idea originated from Drs. Nanette Gartrell and Dee Mosbacher, who have a chapter in the book. Section 4 of the 25th Amendment provides a way of removing a president who is unable to do the job, and the vice president, with the cabinet or “other body,” initiates it. The “other body,” which Congress can appoint, has been proposed to be of non-medical professionals, partially of medical professionals, and entirely of medical professionals. It is the last we are conceiving, but even further removed from Congress, in that we hope to establish it as an independent medical body that is as apolitical and nongovernmental as possible. It would be available for any Congress-appointed body, cabinet, vice president, or any other congressional initiative to consult, and occasionally—but not preferably—act on its own out of a professional duty to society when there is a clear medical need and no other body is acting.

Posted by jodymarie aimee | Sat Feb 2, 2019, 05:15 PM (0 replies)

Joni Mitchell not really apologizing so much as giving her reasoning for wearing blackface multiple

Joni did it more than once..

Joni Mitchell –– yes, Joni Mitchell –– not really apologizing so much as giving her reasoning for wearing blackface multiple times

"When I see black men sitting, I have a tendency to go—like I nod like I'm a brother. I really feel an affinity because I have experienced being a black guy on several occasions [like the time I wore blackface on an album cover]."
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Sat Feb 2, 2019, 04:04 PM (6 replies)

Remember the time you had a medical emergency and you waited over 2 years to go to the ER?

Ted Lieu just had a good analogy on JOY..remember the time you (or a family member) had a medical emergency and you waited over 2 years to go to the ER....same with Don's Wall.
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Sat Feb 2, 2019, 10:28 AM (5 replies)

Here in Wisconsin Aaron Rodgers is a God to us He is a DEM...His Dad is big Hannity/Trump fan YIKES!

Here in Wisconsin Aaron Rodgers is a God to us...He is a DEM and he signed the recall Walker petitition and has backed the NFL protests proudly...so I am in the auto today and Hannity's radio show is on(I listen now and again for my research) and who calls in...Aaron Rodgers's Pop Edward Wesley Rodgers...seems they are real buddy buddy...

So I came home and did a little research on this Dad...we have known there was a rift between Aaron and the rest of the family forever...the brother Jordon was on that Bachelor TV Show and Aaron would not appear with his family...

This is what I found.....

A big part of the rift between Aaron and his family is over politics. For what it's worth, it's no real secret among people who grew up around the family what the issue is, and it's one a lot of people could see coming for a long time.

Their family is about as far right as you can get. Jordan worked on a campaign to prevent gay people from attaining leadership positions at Vanderbilt. Both of the other brothers and their father have made their stance clear on whether gays should be present in a football locker room. None of them make much of a secret they are big Trump fans.

It shouldn't be a surprise that Aaron, who's a far more liberal and for lack of a better word thoughtful guy who's been exposed to many more types of people than the rest of his family, would have an issue with this

Obviously a lot of people can obviously remain close with family/friends they disagree with politically, but I don't know that anyone truly has a sense of how far right wing/evangelical the Rodgers family outside of Aaron is.

And while I don't have any actual information regarding this last part, just knowing the dynamic, I have to assume the family airing their dirty laundry on a reality tv program, and trying to financially capitalize on Aaron's fame without his permission, essentially killed any chance there was of repairing the relationship.
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Fri Feb 1, 2019, 04:59 PM (12 replies)

Don is talking...he has been building the wall all this time "with funds we have on hand"

Okay Dokey then.....his hairdo looks real purty, too...
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Fri Feb 1, 2019, 01:05 PM (19 replies)

FOX is reporting Donnie is gonna talk about Abortion in his SOTU...

FOX is reporting Donnie is gonna talk about Abortion in his SOTU...the Northam stuff if blowing them up....he will hit all the "return us to the 1950s" oldie goldies then...I always maintained Bush won a 2nd term on that single issue.....

Here Politico fleshes it out.......

Trump to throw spotlight on abortion in State of the Union
Source: Politico

President Donald Trump is telling conservative allies he wants to incorporate firm anti-abortion language into his State of the Union address Tuesday, and potentially include an anti-abortion figure among his list of invitees, according to four sources familiar with his plans

Trump sees an opening to energize his evangelical supporters and capture moderate voters who administration officials believe may be turned off by widespread coverage of New York’s newest abortion law, which allows for termination of some pregnancies after the 24-week mark for health reasons.

The issue is one of many the president will address in a Tuesday night speech, which aides say currently clocks in at about one hour. Although it comes amid an ongoing standoff with congressional Democrats over a wall Trump wants to build along the southern border, people familiar with its contents say it will range widely and include a call for bipartisanship.

Trump is even expected to deliver what one Republican close to the White House called a “warm and fuzzy” overture to his recent nemesis in the border wall fight, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who will be sitting a few feet behind the president atop the House chamber’s dais.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/31/trump-state-of-the-union-abortion-1140704
Posted by jodymarie aimee | Fri Feb 1, 2019, 12:29 PM (21 replies)
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