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very last bump nt

When was the last time you had a really good cleansing cry ?

The kind where you feel so much better afterwards ? Two days ago, I had mine. It felt so good, like taking a nice long tub bath.

I call it "under the radar racism" or unconscious racism or partially-conscious racism

They are all bad. Some of these white people are just totally clueless.

What is a sociopath ?


This article is simply an introduction to the subject.

A sociopath can be more than just the rapists and serial killers you see on the news. They can be your family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors, or even your soul mate. Sociopaths are manipulative and charming. When you first meet them, you think they are well-groomed, but in reality, they will bury lies and secrets beneath the mask they show to society of a well-mannered person just like everyone else.

If you are wondering what is sociopath, then the answer is complicated as this is actually an incredibly complex personality disorder. The condition is hard to diagnose due to the wide range of maladaptive behavior sociopaths display. Instead of being a single trait, sociopathy is a syndrome, a whole cluster of symptoms related to each other. A certain number of these symptoms must be present for a person to be diagnosed as a sociopath.

What is a sociopath? As an essential step to understand sociopath, getting to know the definition is necessary. Sociopaths are people who have antisocial personality disorder and demonstrate a pattern of disregard that is pervasive, particularly in terms of the feelings and rights of others.

Part 1: What is a Sociopath ?

Most people consider sociopaths to be criminals, but while it is possible, this is not a requirement for a diagnosis as having antisocial personality disorder. Instead, the patient must show a specific set of behaviors consistently (both in set circumstances and over time) and be over 18.

sincere compliment

Hi Skinner, EarlG and Elad,

I'm sure you've seen a few of my gripes. That's not what this is all about.

You guys have an awesome website. I love this place, as do many other DU'ers. Thank you for putting up with tons of BS over the years. I know people are constantly complaining about subject XYZ, but just know, some of us really do appreciate the hard work.

This is totally sincere. So... let in soak in for a while. Thanks.


African-American group: a positive thread and post, I hope


Easter, my second mother

I hope I don't regret this thread. I'm baring my soul a bit.

From 1958 to 1991, Easter worked at my home as a maid. She was African-American. She was born in 1920, so she had experienced Jim Crow in full intensity.

Easter truly loved me. She hugged me. She kissed me. She cooked for me. She asked about me. She worried about me. " Steebie ", she used to call me. I loved that woman. I truly did. I cried when she died, and went to her funeral service at her church.

Of course, she was not my mother. My own mother died in 2007. However, Easter did a lot for me, out of the goodness of her huge heart. She was a long-suffering soul, having a daughter who, apparently, had many problems. Her daughter was very very grief-stricken when she passed.

Ok, I'm rambling now. My family did as much as we could for her, because we all cared for her. Could we have done more ? I suppose. Hindsight is always 20/20.

Hopefully this thread will help one person. I hope so. It is done with all good intents.

Have a good day, sincerely.


I posted this in GD on 12-7-2014. I hope this makes at least one person smile and makes at least one person have a better day. God bless this group.


my son's mother has come down with breast cancer again

She's already done one complete round of chemo, surgery, and radiation in the past, and it went away for a while.

I fear for her future.

For the record...

I do not do any alerts on anyone insulting me, getting ultra-snarky, etc. I might put you on ignore, but I don't do alerts. As God is my witness, that's the truth.

Only mirt-able trolls and clear personal attacks are alert-worthy to me, but I'm not going to alert on you. However, someone else might. If I disagree intensely with you, I'm damn sure not going to alert on you, unless you say something racist, homophobic, sexist, etc. If you're a HRC supporter or Chaffee supporter or O'Malley supporter, it's all good. Let's be civil and promote our candidates POSITIVELY.

tl,dr: I'm doing my very best not to touch the alert button, and I have not alerted on anyone in days.

question about cell phones getting wet

If you accidentally get your cell phone really wet, will it lose all audio and text capabilities or retain text capability ? I would think it would be totally ruined unless you can fix it somehow.


how is everyone doing ?

I'm about a 4. Rough few days. Waiting for med refill.

How are you ?
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