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Name: Taylor Selseth
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Hometown: Ulen, MN
Home country: US
Current location: Moorhead, MN
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Schizotypal personality and Religious nuttiness.

I have been musing for a while that a lot of people who are into "Charismatic" Christian denominations or New Age craziness have some degree of Schizotypy. They do not have the full-blown psychotism and break from reality of Schizophrenia, but still have bizarre perceptions of "paranormal" things and visions of a Jungian Archetypal nature. Among the Christian nuts one can also see this in their obsession with the Book of Revelation.

Note to woo-woos, St. Johns Wort is just another SSRI!

I picked up a wonderful book from the thrift store I work at on herbal medicines written by a toxicologist who talks about the active compounds in the herbs and legitimate scientific studies involving the herbs and their side effects. No woo about the wisdom of nature and similar crap, just science.

I was floored when he says that the active compound in St. John's Wort functions just like any other SSRI, and it has the exact same side effects as Prozac.

4 people on this jury apparently does not get sarcasm.


I was sarcastically making a point that if it were a Muslim complaining about that condo rule the RW bigots would be screaming bloody murder.




A randomly-selected Jury of DU members completed their review of this alert at Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:53 PM, and voted 4-2 to HIDE IT.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #2 voted to HIDE IT and said: http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd233/whipp99/Crude and Funny/simpsons.jpg
Juror #3 voted to HIDE IT and said: This post is hurtful, rude, and over-the-top in its response to the OP. I am actually more disappointed with the insinuation that the OP is intolerant without any direct evidence of intolerance. Odin2005 can do better than this post.
Juror #4 voted to HIDE IT and said: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: I think Odin2005 is not mocking Muslims as much as he is trying to mock judeo-christians who go to extreme lengths to protect their religious displays, but wouldn't think twice about squashing other religious displays.
Juror #6 voted to HIDE IT and said: Indeed. Moooslim? WTF? Begone with it.

Juror #5 got it exactly correct.

Somebody tell the radio-causes-cancer nuts some basic physics.

Good lord, radio wave photons are the least energetic photons there are, visible light is much more energetic, and yet these nuts seriously think that radio waves damage DNA???

GRRRR!!! fruit flies have made a home around my kitchen sink.

I have cleaned the area obsessively and yet the annoying little bastards keep on reproducing as fast as I kill them. they disappeared over the winter and I thought they were gone for good, but now with the warm spring they have returned! UGHH!!!

Any suggestions?

Anyone else play emulated console video games on their computer?

I love playing old games I haven't seen in YEARS. I'm currently on a Final Fantasy 6 kick, right now!

There is a very good Japanese-to-English translated ROM of Final Fantasy 5 out there, where I can't remember. The game was never released in the US, but it's awesome.

Tell me why I should respect people's "deeply held" religious beliefs?

What makes religious beliefs so special and immune from criticism compared to any other belief? Why can Truthers and Birthers, and UFOologists be made fun of but not people who belief in a sky daddy who answers their prayers?

Any other Carl Jung fans here???

I've been reading his stuff and it has been very enlightening for this "introverted sensation" type. The stuff on mandalas blew my mind, explaining the circular images that occasionally pop into my head when daydreaming

My kitty had to be put down, today.

Last weekend my mom called me telling me that the cat was constantly puking, we took her to the vet and she was diagnosed with cancer.

She was 13 years old. RIP, Princess.

French is becoming a polysythetic language?!?!?!?

This article just blew my mind:


It argues that spoken French has developed some characteristics of polysythetic languages like those found among Amerindian and Bantu languages such as noun incorporation into the verb and polypersonal agreement (marking the object as well as the subject on the verb).

The creepy thing is that I am having the English descendant I'm working on for my sci-fi universe evolve in the same way, and that was even long before I read this today!
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