Sunday, March 25, 2018

New photo page. As is!

I now have a photo page. Sort of a replacement like I had when Opera unite
was running!

Anyway... It is as it is, because some photos are there for this blog so it may not
have any real meaning, for the photo page, so keep that in mind!
https://goo.gl/photos/ZXoDMdNenWwdytJ17

Drug Addiction, About Going Dark



About going dark? What depths of hell do you want to go?
"More than 200,000 people worldwide die every year from drug overdoses
and drug-related illnesses, such as HIV, according to the United Nations Office
on Drugs and Crime, and far more die from smoking and drinking.
More than a billion people smoke, and tobacco is implicated in the top five
causes of death: heart disease, stroke, respiratory infections, chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease, and lung cancer. Nearly one of every 20 adults
worldwide is addicted to alcohol. No one has yet counted people hooked
on gambling and other compulsive activities gaining recognition as addictions."
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/09/the-addicted-brain

There are many deaths with drugs in small town America and so where this
story is aimed at. Where the town is not brought up yet. No support, no real
drug rehab programs available. So addiction is worst in those small places!
Small towns are hell! Know that! To show towns need to be brought up!
https://muskogeenow.com/sheriff-no-death-at-the-jail

Addictions also hits more than you would think!
"Kellyanne Conway touts ice cream, french fry diet to help avoid fentanyl addiction"
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/kellyanne-conway-touts-junk-food-diet-avoid-drug-addiction-article-1.3891025

So you see addictions are issues to many!

Me on drugs? I never seen them as a need for a way to cope.
My life has been like a drug so you can say I don't need them.
Where else can I sit and think about if Kellyanne Conway and Trump
are fucking?! Well Conway took off from her kids to help Trumps election.
What Republican does that? Melania Trump would not move into the
Whitehouse for a long time. Now Trumps past fucking is now in the light!
Yep, Yep... But I am just talking fictional you know right!?!?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoWUUK9HF6k

If you where zonked on the bad drugs you would of missed that!
Just a clueless pecker-head wondering the streets not knowing.
I mean if you can't think for yourself high then someone will think
for you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJxCTY1s6M4

Not to even to talk about the Vaping Douchebag, but that is a
different story! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4SCcG66aTE

But addictions are addictions the point is to make the point to get
out of it! Out from the bad the Phoenix will rise in your life!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Toys 'R' Us to close all of its UK stores and molesting a Elmo with my ex girlfriend!



My memory of Toys 'R' Us was back in 1987 I believe.
Keep in mind that there was no internet or smart phones back then.
So at the time there where 15 year olds that still had coloring books.
My girlfriend back then was a ex teen prostitute a victim of human trafficking
so if it was a regression to the past with her or not she wanted a coloring book.
And with me being 17, 18 I took her to the Toys 'R' Us to get her one.
It bugged me a lot! I took my girlfriend to a Toys 'R' Us for a coloring book!

We had fun with the talking Elmo a few times. If you kept poking it in the 
crouch it would say "Don't touch me there!" and if you did it more times 
it would yell out loud for the whole store to hear 
"DON"T TOUCH ME THERE!" So me and my girlfriend in high school 
being there to to get her a coloring book molested a Elmo!

My dad also worked there on night shift once he said a co-worker put
a Iron maiden cassette tape in a talking moving kind of doll that ran off a tape.
He said the thing acted like it was possessed then smoke came out of it.
I think it motivated him to get back to looking for another better job!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1FTUOO14hE



It will be sad that Toys 'R' Us will totally go out. It was fun for the times!
http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/14/news/companies/toys-r-us-closing/index.html

Sunday, March 11, 2018

A GEO METRO Burnout to not be burned out in life!



To me, my view is if you can't afford it make it into one.
Yes this is something I would do! 

What is wrong with me? Love sick over a married Gypsy I met
in the Vinita McDonald's in 1996 wanting happy landings for her in her life... 
Like a GEO BURNOUT! She is a smoking! She needs to do a burnout!

And so about the GEO? I tend to meet people before I meet them. 
My ex girlfriend at Walmart had a white Geo Metro. I realized it was her 
that I passed under the Vinita McDonald's in 1989. Only to met her along 
with others from Vinita in the town I live in now. The Gypsy lady and my Ex wife!
My Ex wife worked at the Vinita mental hospital in 1985!

When I first worked at Walmart before I met my ex girlfriend I noticed the white 
Geo in the parking lot. I always wanted one and it turned out to be hers.
I mean the Geo was always in the background with me. Me and my Ex wife
was looking for another vehicle she wanted a truck, I wanted a white Geo,
like the white Subaru I had at the time. We ended up with a white truck, that
I worked on a bit to go faster. But it was no Geo Metro!

So anyway here is the stuff for a better Geo!

Sparkplugs!

Intake!

Exhaust, DTM tips, wompaa!!!!

Clutch, Needed for Geo!

School Choice is like a New Car Tag vs Geo Metro Burnout



School choice is a choice for the rich. For the poor, not so!
Anything of worth while to help you or help you from poverty cost money!
So many don't they drop it, let it go and adapt! Being broke is really not a 
issue to the poor as all it really does is effects store owners as in the lack of sales.
The poor will buy cheaper things or do without it. 

"That's for the rich people not us!" So for School choice is also for the rich people 
not us! And like the poor you will have people walking with no cars or 
drive cars with no bumpers too broke to fix it or do better as a tag for a new 
Honda Fit is like $900 and you can buy a lot of Ramen with that!

So like a car tag relating like School Choice the poor can't afford a new car so
the have no choice but to go for the used GEO METRO and like in education you 
get what you pay for. And so it goes to the work force into the future,
like a GEO Burnout to not be burned out in life! 

~~~~~School Choice is a Lie It Does Not Mean More Options It Means Less by Author Steven Singer
FAKE CHOICE
School choice.

Got choice?

Parents should have the freedom to choose the school their children attend.

But using “choice” as the ultimate descriptor of what privatized schools are and what they offer is at best misleading and at worst an outright lie.

They are essentially private businesses existing for the sole purpose of making a profit.

Yes, parents choose if they want their children to enroll in these schools. But they also choose if their children enroll in the neighborhood public school.

Critics say the public school option is not a choice because there is only one public school district in a given neighborhood. Yet isn’t it the parents who decide the neighborhood where they live? In most cases, even the wealthiest district has rental properties where people can move to take advantage of an exceptional school system.

Certainly the quality of a school shouldn’t be determined by a zip code. But this is an argument for funding equity, for providing each district with the resources necessary to educate the children in their charge, not an argument for privatization.

In both cases, public and privatized schools, parents exercise choice. But the propagandists choose to call only one of them by that name.

And it is a misnomer.

Privatized schools – both charters and voucher schools – are under no obligation to accept all students who seek enrollment. Public schools are.

If a student lives in a public school’s service area, the district must accept that student. It doesn’t matter if educating that child will cost more than the average per pupil expenditure. It doesn’t matter if she is easy or difficult to educate, if she has a record of behavior or discipline problems, if she has special needs, if she has low test scores. The public school must accept her and give her the best education possible.

Privatized schools are legally allowed to be selective. They can deny enrollment based on whatever reasons they choose. Charter schools may have to be more careful about their explicit reasoning than voucher schools, but that’s just a restriction on what they say, not on what they do. The results are the same. If they want to deny your child entry because of her race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, whatever – they can. They just have to put something more creative down as the reason why.

Vouchers schools don’t even have to give you a reason at all.

And charters have a multitude of ways to avoid accountability. They can simply pretend to have conducted a lottery. Or they can include an onerous series of demands for enrollment such as expensive uniforms, school supplies and parental volunteering at the school, to discourage difficult students from applying.

Moreover, even if they let your child enroll, they can kick her out at any time if she proves to be too expensive or it appears she’ll make the school look bad. This is why every year charter schools send a stream of struggling students back to the public schools just before standardized test time – they don’t want the students low test scores to reflect badly on the school – yet they’ll use the fact that they enrolled difficult students at the beginning of the school year to “prove” they aren’t selective!

That’s not choice. It’s marketing.

At best, it’s not choice for the parents or students. It’s choice for the operators of privatized schools.
http://garnpress.com/2017/school-choice-is-a-lie-it-does-not-mean-more-options-it-means-less

~~~~~'School Choice' Is A Lie That Harms Us All
Thanks to Reconstruction-era compromises, these schools were racially separate and unequal from the beginning. It was in the 1950s, when civil rights reformers used the legal system to attack the system of apartheid, that the notion of “choice” first came to public attention. White parents demanded the right to “choose” not to send their kids to school with black children. They set up private academies, and in some cases shut down entire public school districts. Here in Washington, D.C., white families fled en masse, pretty much overnight, from the city’s public school system, in pursuit of the best “choices” for their children.

Even in a gentrifying Washington, white flight from universal public education has been the most enduring quality of urban life.

I have seen this game in action as a journalist and a parent ever since Congress started a choice scheme in D.C. two decades ago. We have watched as political regime after regime has picked off neighborhood schools like bloody carcasses rather than improve them. Meanwhile, the Wilsons of the world, the wealthy and connected who pass through town, have gamed the system to make sure they have taken advantage of the best public options we have.  

D.C. public and charter schools are among the lowest performing in the country. The high-performing few are in wealthy, white neighborhoods; they’re filled to capacity with neighborhood kids or they are charters with impossibly long waitlists. We have a better chance of winning the actual Lotto jackpot than being able to send my daughter to one of the public high schools she applied to, including the one for which Wilson jumped the line.

I think our experience in D.C. is fairly typical. Each year brings a wave of new school openings and closings. Our kids change schools a lot, hunting the next big thing. When we lost our elementary schools to closures, we enrolled our kids across town. When it was clear we were not welcome there, we went to Catholic schools. Then we tried to save some money and send them to a new charter school. When that didn’t work out, we sent them private schools.

Even as it felt like our kids were thriving despite this broken system, it will be almost impossible for them to go to college without our family taking on an enormous loan burden. College costs have quadrupled in my son’s lifetime. Even if a family can afford to flee the public system and send their kid to a private school, the prize of getting in to a great college is tarnished by the crippling debt that will enslave them for the rest of their lives. When you calculate the longer sweep of their lives, we and most middle-class people living in the city can’t afford it.   

A policymaker’s job is to improve the system for everyone. Instead, we’ve gotten the choice and “accountability movement,” which requires each school to release what amounts to an X-ray of inequality: test scores, racial and economic demographics and more.

In theory, requiring schools to release this data forces them to be transparent about their progress and helps policymakers decide which schools should get more funding and which should get the ax. In effect, it rewards schools attended by well-off families and punishes schools that aren’t. Parents with means can easily identify, and thus avoid, schools with more black and brown students and fewer resources.  

So as wealthy families move in to my Ward 5 neighborhood, as Wilson did, it never occurs to them to consider our neighborhood high school, as Wilson later acknowledged. This is the message the system, and the man who ran it, conveys to parents: Run. There is an overwhelming pressure to abandon our own neighborhood institutions ― the ones that, like family, will embrace our children and accept them as they are. It is a terrible way to treat them.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-hopkinson-school-choice_us_5aa2cd35e4b01b9b0a3b2133

~~~~~Poor Kids and the 'Word Gap'
“Education,” Horace Mann declared in 1848, “is a great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance wheel of the social machinery.” But increasingly, the condition of American children—and even their eventual role in society—is determined well before their first day of kindergarten. I’ve taught the children of wealthy, well-educated parents, and I’ve taught children raised in poverty, and in my own experience, these two populations arrive at the schoolhouse door with two very different skill sets and expectations.

According to a 2012 report by the Brookings Institution, less than half of poor children show up to school prepared with the early math and reading skills, emotional and behavioral control, and physical well-being needed to be ready to learn, and that disadvantage persists into adulthood. The report continues, “children with higher levels of school readiness at age five are generally more successful in grade school, less likely to drop out of high school, and earn more as adults, even after adjusting for differences in family background.”

Much of this disadvantage has been attributed to what researchers call the “word gap.” Higher-income parents spend nearly a half hour more per day engaged in direct, face-to-face, Goodnight Moon time with their children than low-income parents do, and by the time these children are 5 years old, the poor ones will have heard 30 million fewer words than their wealthy peers. Nearly all of my more affluent students read in their leisure time, but approximately two out of every 10 of my poor students tell me, “I don’t read” when I offer to help them pick out an independent reading book.

Because the word gap first appears during periods of critical neurological and cognitive development, its effects cannot be easily remedied by later interventions. Teachers, standards, technology, even those hallowed halls of ivy—none of this matters as much to a child’s educational and economic future than an informed and empowered parent.

Unfortunately, explained Ann O’Leary, Director of the Children & Families Program at Next Generation in a phone call, “there’s a lack of alignment among low-income parents regarding how much talking, singing, and reading to children really matters over a lifetime,” and research backs that up. One study found that low-income parents underestimate their power to influence their children’s cognitive development, sometimes by as much as 50 percent. Wealthy parents spend more time engaged in these activities because they have better access to information, and O’Leary argued that when parents understand the impact they have on their child’s cognitive development, they invest.

In other words, the word gap is not about access to income, but access to information. According to Too Small to Fail, a partnership between the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and Next Generation, insufficient vocabulary is analogous to insufficient food.
https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/10/american-kids-are-starving-for-words/381552

And what to do with the crashed schools after the burnout?
https://www.centercityrealestate.com/philadelphia-real-estate-blog/abandoned-spring-garden-school-will-be-converted-into-housing-for-low-income-seniors-homeless-vets

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Teachers on the frontline



In the light of what is going on in Detroit ant other places in the 
Teacher strikes and the overall need to raise taxes to get more funding it's 
respected how Teachers are on the frontline standing up!
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/detroit-public-schools-closed-second-day-financial-struggles

http://www.news9.com/story/37541118/frustrated-teachers-consider-walkout-shutdown-for-pay-raises

http://newsok.com/hofmeister-teachers-feel-they-have-no-other-options/article/5586128

No one should work for free. That is called slavery!
"While a person is a slave, the owner is entitled to the productivity
of the slave's labor, without any remuneration."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery

I need to note about Oklahoma's penny tax fail reflects the amount of 
crap in Oklahoma. There are many cars with $500 oil changes driving
around the state. I have seen a 1.7 million Bugatti Veyron with the routine 
annual maintenance at $21000.00 driving in Tulsa Oklahoma!
So in view to me it was like quickly hide your BMW in the garage there
is a penny tax coming. Yet alone that Bugatti cost more than a whole neighborhood
in the hoods! Yet a penny tax is scary! I say raise taxes on the rich. 
It would just be like a oil change to them!
http://kfor.com/2016/11/08/oklahoma-voters-strike-down-penny-sales-tax-for-education

https://www.secretentourage.com/lifestyle/autos/bugatti-veyron-cost-of-ownership

I respectively hold the view for Teaches to do the same
to go on strike if needed or in their spare time...
I hold the view about Teachers and staff going panhandling
in view of CNN and other news agency's as a protest for
more funding! At least panhandle for money for school supplies!

When it is time get on the frontline do not be a slave!
Stand together because... "No man is an island.
No one is self-sufficient; everyone relies on others."
This saying comes from a sermon by the seventeenth-century
English author John Donne.

There are also Teachers are running for state office in Oklahoma!
http://www.thelostogle.com/2016/04/13/a-bunch-of-teachers-are-running-for-office-in-oklahoma

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Abnormally being able to function in society

What is normal? It is said "You can see neurosis from below - as a sickness
as most psychiatrists see it. Or you can understand it as a compassionate man 
might: respecting the neurosis as a fumbling and inefficient effort toward 
good ends. - Abraham Maslow,

And so is the point a effort toward good ends. Well if people call you crazy
then so what. The point is to make good ends. Action, make it better.

Me? I am a romantic accepting people for who they are.
Theatrically saying, if I was with a woman that told me
she has sex with dogs my response is that does not change my 
feelings for her it just means we will be talking more about it to help.

Thinking as a therapist I would then talk about what is it about that, 
that turns them on about it. If you know what it is then the switch could be 
replaced with a less deviant one. If you know what the switch is then you would 
know how to get away from it. Or change the switch! 
Replace the dog with Furry fandom.
"No dog has anxiety on the morning after just three pairs and
happy afterwards! A new day!" WTF? Well in my mind I would think
about how to make things better. 

Obscenity? No! Keep in mind my girlfriend in high school was a ex teen prosatute
a victim of human trafficking. A hairdresser had a death threat from her testifying
in fed court. She barfed on the first date and took me to a gay bar. Barfed drunk and
nervous. Took me to a gay bar being no guys hit on women in gay bars.
She trust me, I gave her security in her life and that is very profound!
So is the point is to be good for and to make better long term.
http://walmartramen.blogspot.com/2017/09/where-have-i-been-mirror-mirror-on-rocks.html

So in my life with my loves and being a Psychology major in college I see myself
as a therapist. Not for only for good ends, but for new days!

So why did I get into Psychology when I was in college?
My past girlfriend saw her boyfriend have sex with her mom in a bad place,
and blacked out. She came back in a fetal position at her sisters middle school
not knowing how she got there!
http://walmartramen.blogspot.com/2017/03/why-i-got-into-psychology-defense.html

~~~~~Normality Is a Paved Road: The Tumultuous Life of Vincent van Gogh
“Normality,” Vincent van Gogh once said, “is a paved road. It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.” There could not be a better defining quote for the nature of this Dutch painter’s life, as normality, if it came at all, never stayed for long. He was a man of many sides, all of which combined into a life of twists, turns, and sadness. Though van Gogh was somewhat of a tortured soul, the life he lived and the roles he played created the artist we revere today.

~~~~~Is There Such A Thing As A 'Good Psychopath'?
Oxymoronic, isn't it, the idea of a "good psychopath"?

But in their just published book, The Good Psychopath's Guide to Success, Andy McNab and Kevin Dutton argue that relying on some psychopathic traits can lead to a more successful life.

Andy is a British Special Air Service veteran and novelist; Kevin is an Oxford University psychologist. Kevin studies psychopaths. Andy says he is a psychopath.

Their checklist of psychopathic traits includes: charisma, charm, coolness under pressure, fearlessness, focus, impulsivity, lack of conscience, mental toughness, reduced empathy and ruthlessness.

"None of these characteristics are inherently bad in themselves," Kevin says. "When they become dysfunctional is when they are deployed inflexibly in the wrong contexts."

On the other hand, functional psychopaths according to the book are able to modulate their feelings to be more productive in business, in politics and in life.
https://www.npr.org/sections/theprotojournalist/2014/08/21/341858696/is-there-such-a-thing-as-a-good-psychopath

***Noted, the point to good ends, to make life better with less harm brings up the 
point of the other end of bad ends. So is the light to do better and getting away from 
the daunting nature of a repeating history of a high functioning sociopath going into 
the grave in time! Floppily,  Floppily, Fud into the grave. What is the point of 
spinning around, around like a school of fish in a glitch. Bait balls to the wall and 
we all know how that ends not in good ends!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bait_ball

~~~~~HIGH-FUNCTIONING SOCIOPATHS AND THE DAMAGE THEY CAUSE
There are sociopaths in our midst. Some of them are high-functioning sociopaths. High-functioning or not, all lack empathy. All are antisocial; they ignore the rules and laws of society so they can live by their own norms. Cold, callus, and calculating, they stop at nothing to get what they want, and they are impervious to consequences and punishment. They all have the same clinical diagnosis: antisocial personality disorder.

Despite these commonalities, not every sociopath is created equal. As with everything else in life, there are individual differences. Some sociopaths are more effective at being who they are than are others. Those exceptionally skilled are often dubbed high-functioning sociopaths.
https://www.healthyplace.com/personality-disorders/sociopath/high-functioning-sociopaths-and-the-damage-they-cause

~~~~~Mental Health Stigma: Society, Individuals, and the Profession
Conclusions
Mental health conditions are pervasive around the world. In addition, the burden of these conditions is expected to grow over the next 20 years (Mathers & Loncar, 2006). Unfortunately, few individuals receive the psychiatric treatment they need, as individuals often do not seek services and frequently do not remain in care once they begin. The WHO (2001) has suggested that stigma is one of the largest barriers to treatment engagement, even though treatment has shown to be effective, even in low income countries (Patel, et al, 2007). While stigma remains evident in society, within individuals themselves, and among health professionals, the ethical problem of health professional stigma places an additional barrier on clients who seek needed mental health services.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3248273

~~~~~THE HIGHLY FUNCTIONING ABNORMALLY NORMAL, NORMAL PERSON.
Don’t let the title scare you away, it’s a mouthful, and yes, yes I am crazy. Normality in society has become this unachievable baseline. I believe that everyone experiences some form of abnormal psychological thought processes at one stage or another in their life. Apparently being abnormal was to demonstrate a significant deviation from accepted behaviour, emotion or thought patterns. The concept of normality is based on a sense of ‘wellbeing’, how is this a completely achievable state of being? No one is completely well all their life, our state of mind always shifting depending on the circumstance.

Does having bipolar disorder make me abnormal? In my opinion no, I perceive it as my ‘normal’ state of mind, I function on a day-to-day basis quite well, better than most actually, I receive high grades at university, work full time and participate actively in social circles, yet my ‘disorder’ by societies standards would make me ‘abnormal’. The perception of normal is dependent on societal standards of the time which vary by person, time, place, culture, and situation. Normality is self-perceived and regulated by each individual, the individuality of normalcy makes everyone abnormal.

OK, my actual point was to look at the fact that society doesn’t automatically correlate geniuses who have a mental illness with being abnormal, as long as their creative works eclipse their madness. This double-standard contradicts society’s perception of normality. In some instances these highly dysfunctional yet creative types aren’t given negative stigmas, the population preferring to believe that ‘anyone’ can be that creative without a mental illness or an abnormal perspective. For me it has become infuriating that people are blissfully unaware that so many of the world’s creative types and leaders suffered or suffer from mental illness. How do so many people with a mental illness become the leaders of so many people? I’ve started to believe that maybe they needed that extra push or mentally different mindset to get where they are. The people I’m talking about are Marilyn Monroe, Florence Nightingale, Edgar Allan Poe, Joan of Arc, Jackson Pollock, Russell Brand, Frank Sinatra, Brittany spears, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Adolf Hitler, Chris Brown, Abraham Lincoln,  Beethoven, Michelangelo, Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin, Winston Churchhill, Isaac Newton, Thomas Jefferson, Einstein, DaVinci and Napoléon Bonaparte (to name a few).

 “When times are good and the ship of state only needs to sail straight, mentally healthy people function well as political leaders. But in times of crisis and tumult, those who are mentally abnormal, even ill, become the greatest leaders. We might call this the Inverse Law of Sanity”

These forward thinkers and creative types of people suffered from a form of mental illness, so how do we judge ‘normalcy’ in society when we follow the ‘abnormal’ people? It seems that society overlooks the connection that a lot of literature pertaining to history’s brilliant minds is disregarded in its relationship to potential psychoses.  Socrates believed that a mental illness gives an already talented individual an edge. Everyone is located at a point on the mental health spectrum, mental health seen as a continuum, there is an association between the higher end of the spectrum and the capacity for a person to have an original thought.

In Plato’sPhaedrus, Socrates’ second speech he asks “If a man comes to the door of poetry untouched by the madness of the muses, believing that technique alone will make him a good poet, he and his sane compositions never reach perfection, but are utterly eclipsed by the inspired madman”.

Edgar Allen Poe – “Men have called me mad, but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence… [and] whether all that is profound, does not spring from disease of thought”Aristotle – “Why is it that all men who are outstanding in philosophy, poetry or the arts are melancholic?”

Cesare Lombroso – Theorised that a man of genius was essentially a degenerate whose madness was a form of evolutionary compensation for excessive intellectual development.

Neil Cole (psychiatrist) – “the word associations, puns, flight of ideas, that are an intrinsic part of bipolar disorder in its manic phase, and the reflective thoughts, ruminations and the stripping of life away to the bare essentials that are experienced during the depressive phase, in my view, considerably enhance the artist’s armoury of ideas”. Believing that the ‘genius’ factor hinges on eccentricity.

“When a superior intellect and a psychopathic temperament coalesce – as in the endless permutations and combinations of the human faculty, they are bound to coalesce often enough – in the same individual, we have the best possible condition for the kind of effective genius”

Mental illnesses can be incredibly destructive; it has to be considered that without obsessive research habits, extreme moods and neurotic drives we wouldn’t have a lot of our scientific knowledge, art and literature. Although not all people with a mental illness are geniuses likewise not all geniuses have a mental illness.
https://mytwistedwonderland.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/the-highly-functioning-abnormally-normal-normal-person

~~~~~Mental Illness In Modern Society
The facts are harrowing—one of every four human beings will be diagnosed with a mental disorder in their lifetime. Half of these people will be younger than the age of 25 and 75 percent of these people will have a associate's degree or higher.

The newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition) states that "a mental disorder is a syndrome characterized by clinically significant disturbance in an individual's cognition, emotion regulation or behavior that reflects a dysfunction in the psychological, biological or developmental processes underlying mental functioning."

However, for modern society, the topic of mental illness is somewhat of a scapegoat, just as much now as it was in the past. When I say in the past I mean many things. For example, homeless people would be placed in asylums in the early, modernized, days of America because it was mentally unstable to "choose" to live in poverty; a culture in Asia will throw people into an asylum for believing in any spiritual being. These people are ostracized because they deter from the societies cultural norms.

Yet today, people are pushed under the umbrella topic of mental disorders if they strike someone as different. If you decide to try something that is not culturally normal then you could be ostracized. Someone could say that you have a problem, clinically, when it comes to your mind. This is seen when someone who wears a lot of black clothing is said to be depressed simply because of their style, when in all reality they only like the color black.

People who sleep a lot during the day also are coined as depressed. Staying up late at night studying, watching a movie or TV, or even just staying awake does not mean that you have a psychological mood disorder.

Still, the words psychopath, delusional and insane get thrown around without any precaution; they get pinned on people who do not have a problem clinically just because they are deviating from the norms of the cultural society. They are ostracized by words.

Also, there are people who seem to believe that mental disorders do not actually exist. The fact of the matter is that psychological illnesses are just as real and just as prominent as physiological illnesses. People with schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, manic depression, Down's syndrome, autism and/or antisocial personality disorder are living proof that mental disorders exist and that they require the same, if not more, amount of care and treatment as physiological disorders. Each new revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is not for nothing -- it is there to help psychiatrists and psychologists diagnose and treat the mental illnesses that are so prominent today, just as there are medical journals and textbooks revised and edited every year to help doctors and surgeons diagnose and treat the physiological illnesses that are also so prominent.

What I am trying to say is that one should not "diagnose" someone with mental illnesses just because they come across as different. Do not use words like psychopath, sociopath, retarded (which is a word that I hate with a passion), delusional or schizo without taking time to learn about what those words mean and understanding that, everyday, there are people who suffer with the repercussions of these words. These illnesses are real and the people who suffer with them everyday are real.

So, before you use words to ostracize someone from your society, think about those words, think about the person who you are talking about, and think about the weight of those words. First of all, leave the person alone who seems different, let them live their life. Second, buy a dictionary and learn new words other than the aforementioned ones. Take some time to educate yourself on the backgrounds of these illnesses and what the words mean.

Learn kindness, then teach it.
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/mental-illness-and-modern-society

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Before feeding, Risso's dolphins plan, A Dolphins Planing Time



And so we find out how dolphins have their planing time!
"Before feeding, Risso's dolphins plan their dives."

~~~~~Before feeding, Risso's dolphins plan their dives
Risso's dolphins are planners. According to new research, the unique dolphin species coordinate their dives, using learned information to inform their next dive strategy.

Because dolphins are mammals and breathe oxygen, they have a finite amount of time underwater tracking down something to eat. Therefore, they must be efficient. Luckily, they boast impressive cognitive abilities in addition to their speed and agility.

"Lab experiments that test the memory of animals for the location of food show that they have a similar ability to that of humans," Patricia Arranz, a research biologist at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, said in a news release.

Given their social nature and advanced cognition, scientists hypothesized that dolphins boost the efficiency of their foraging missions -- their dives -- by planning ahead.

To find out if such a hypothesis could be confirmed, an international team set out to track and analyze the foraging patterns of Risso's dolphins, a species noted for its bulbous head marked by a vertical crease. Tracking dolphins, however, is no easy task.

"It is really difficult to approach them and attach something to their backs; you need to be very patient!" said Arranz.

Scientists were able to tag a single Risso's dolphin. In addition, the researchers used remote controlled submarines outfitted with echosounders to track the movement and communications of dolphin groups and the shoals of squid they were after.

"In one of the experiments, we were extremely lucky as the group that the tagged animal was in stayed in the same area, allowing us to track the dolphin every time it was at the surface and observe the prey with the echosounder right where and when the dolphin was foraging," said Arranz.

Back in the lab, scientists analyzed the data collected during their surveys. They found the dolphins began echolocating as soon they left the surface and commenced diving, most likely to gain realtime information about their hunting environs -- the movements of prey, the contours of the habitat below. They also found the dolphins matched their echolocation range to the depths where they had encountered the most squid on their previous dive.

As Arranz and her colleagues argue in a new paper published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, this coordination of echolocation can be interpreted as using learned information for the planning of the next dive.

The research suggests dolphins are quick thinkers and can marry pre-planning with new information gleaned on the go. Often, dolphin groups began dives looking for squid at a certain depth, but later turned their attention to larger shoals of squid at deeper depths.
https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/03/01/Before-feeding-Rissos-dolphins-plan-their-dives/4561519933539

Three-dimensional skyrmion, Relating, No particle is an island.



Such in life "No man is an island. No one is self-sufficient; everyone relies on others"
And "The particle, observed cold quantum gas, isn't a normal particle composed of
electrons, protons and electrons. It is a quantum particle, the energy signature created by
the interactions between a particle and the surrounding system."

What is normal in relating in time and space? As in Lovers in life!
"In this instance, the quantum particle is a tangled knot of magnetic moments
in the quantum gas." , "Like a charged particle in a magnetic field, the quantum knot
effects the surrounding gas condensate, causing a knotted artificial magnetic field to form.
The dynamic resembles the behavior of ball lightning, a ball of plasma science believe is
composed of tangled electric currents."

Tangled, that we all are in life. If you have something then you have something great!
Growth!

~~~~~Three-dimensional skyrmion: Scientists observe theoretical particle for first time
Forty years after scientists first theoretically predicted the existence of a three-dimensional skyrmion, scientists have observed the particle in the lab.

The particle, observed cold quantum gas, isn't a normal particle composed of electrons, protons and electrons. It is a quantum particle, the energy signature created by the interactions between a particle and the surrounding system.

In this instance, the quantum particle is a tangled knot of magnetic moments in the quantum gas.

"The quantum gas is cooled down to a very low temperature where it forms a Bose-Einstein condensate: all atoms in the gas end up in the state of minimum energy," David Hall, a professor of quantum physics at Amherst College, said in a news release. "The state does not behave like an ordinary gas anymore but like a single giant atom."

To create the unique quantum particle, scientists applied a natural magnetic field to the supercooled gas, causing each of the atoms' polarized spins to point upward in the same direction. When the magnetic field is suddenly altered to create its originating point at the point the field previously vanished, the atoms begin to take on a new polarized spin direction.

The sudden change causes the polarized spins near the altered magnetic field origin to point to spin in all possible directions. These spins form a tangled knot, with linked loops spinning toward a fixed location. Alterations of the applied magnetic fields can tighten or loosen the knot but not break it.

Like a charged particle in a magnetic field, the quantum knot effects the surrounding gas condensate, causing a knotted artificial magnetic field to form. The dynamic resembles the behavior of ball lightning, a ball of plasma science believe is composed of tangled electric currents.

"It is remarkable that we could create the synthetic electromagnetic knot, that is, quantum ball lightning, essentially with just two counter-circulating electric currents," said lead researcher Mikko Möttönen, a physicist at Aalto University in Finland. "Thus, it may be possible that a natural ball lighting could arise in a normal lightning strike."

Scientists aren't yet sure if they can use the method to create ball lightning, but the findings -- published in the journal Science Advances -- could be used to create a ball of plasma that doesn't break apart. Such a breakthrough could inspire energy-efficient fusion reactors.
https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/03/02/Three-dimensional-skyrmion-Scientists-observe-theoretical-particle-for-first-time/5771520022283

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Helium Scream



Something I did once in the 90's when I worked at a hotel.
I made a crank call once to the room service guy after I took
enough helium where I almost passed out and I called him and
screamed on the phone in a panicked squeaky voice,
"Concierge, concierge, we need more gray poupon and ky jelly, room 705"
click as I slammed the phone down. He knew it was me. He was not the Concierge
in that was funny being it seemed funny to call the wrong service in a panicked
voice! The Concierge really did those things in the 90's. But now it's about the money!
https://broadway.showtickets.com/articles/11-things-hotel-concierge-wont-tell-you

Another thing I did was every time I went into the kitchen and if they where
making the soup I would say out loud "It's a soup kitchen!"
This was before that movie!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1j4mK6cs_A

A few times I would answered the phone with "Hi, how the hell are ya!"
Also we would put whole long strings of balloons in the trash compactor
to pop them. That would set off the security guard every time as that noise
was the same as a machine gun going off!

Life is fun because life is short! Have some fun at work!