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specimenfred1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 12:08 AM
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23. Here's something that works for me
I tell off every repuke I know, everytime I see them. I used to joke about it while making fun of how stupid they are but recently I've started telling them directly that their acceptance of torture makes me have zero respect for them personally.

Confrontation doesn't work for everyone as I am very comfortable with confronting people. Still, as little as each of us are, keeping quiet is just not acceptable for many of us and it leads to mental problems if we stuff it.

These are huge issues today that cannot be minimized. Things like "privatization" of Social Security directly threatens all of us as does the issue of torture, outing CIA agents, ignoring entire U.S. cities like N.O., killing 1000s of soldiers for lies, rigging elections and the almost countless other crimes.

The only thing that is wrong with you is that you are aware of what's going on. Our current culture hates that.
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  -I had a slight meltdown in my doctor's office today Sydnie  Sep-27-06 11:22 PM   #0 
  - He's definitely a keeper. My doctor's like that too - took me years  spenbax   Sep-27-06 11:26 PM   #1 
  - Torture, secret torture rooms, prisons with rape, suppression of dissent?  liberaldemocrat7   Sep-28-06 05:18 AM   #41 
     - So does that mean we need Wes Clark to take him out, too?  Clark2008   Sep-28-06 10:12 AM   #65 
     - blivet**  Sydnie   Sep-28-06 04:27 PM   #88 
  - Thanks for sharing that  Kenergy   Sep-27-06 11:29 PM   #2 
  - Thank you for sharing this.  blonndee   Sep-27-06 11:32 PM   #3 
  - *whisper* Find a new doc.  knitter4democracy   Sep-27-06 11:41 PM   #9 
     - Thanks for that.  blonndee   Sep-27-06 11:57 PM   #21 
        - *sigh* Wow. That's so very bad.  knitter4democracy   Sep-28-06 05:18 PM   #95 
  - You know what. I admire your bravery.  Gregorian   Sep-27-06 11:32 PM   #4 
  - For your mom and dad ...  Straight Shooter   Sep-28-06 12:58 AM   #38 
  - your mom and dad probably never thought the US was  alyce douglas   Sep-28-06 09:26 AM   #59 
     - My dad.  Gregorian   Sep-28-06 11:40 AM   #74 
  - I'm so glad for you and your sharing the experience helped me, too  eleny   Sep-27-06 11:33 PM   #5 
  - This also happened after the election  Erika   Sep-27-06 11:35 PM   #6 
  - My hubby's alluded to similar things happening to his patients.  knitter4democracy   Sep-27-06 11:38 PM   #7 
  - He spent an hour with me today.  Sydnie   Sep-27-06 11:51 PM   #16 
  - That is incredible!  raccoon   Sep-28-06 08:33 AM   #53 
  - He's definitely a keeper.  knitter4democracy   Sep-28-06 05:15 PM   #94 
     - k4d - I am so sorry  Sydnie   Sep-28-06 05:34 PM   #98 
        - I will. Thanks for that.  knitter4democracy   Sep-29-06 07:12 AM   #105 
  - Thank goodness for doctors like Sydnie's and also your  truedelphi   Sep-27-06 11:57 PM   #20 
  - I did something similar two weeks ago  colorado thinker   Sep-27-06 11:39 PM   #8 
  - JMO I wouldn't get involved in the meds right away  Carni   Sep-28-06 08:18 AM   #52 
  - Jeez  bleever   Sep-27-06 11:42 PM   #10 
  - It's comforting to know  Sydnie   Sep-28-06 12:20 AM   #29 
  - I've been on the edge over this, too.  Liberty Belle   Sep-27-06 11:43 PM   #11 
  - Something that has worked for me is  femrap   Sep-27-06 11:56 PM   #19 
  - a sympathetic ear and a good cry  Viva_La_Revolution   Sep-27-06 11:47 PM   #12 
  - I'm experiencing a lot of stress  ninkasi   Sep-27-06 11:47 PM   #13 
  - Wow, same thing happened to me  MuseRider   Sep-27-06 11:49 PM   #14 
  - I'm so glad your MD was willing to spend time to listen to you.  mnhtnbb   Sep-27-06 11:51 PM   #15 
  - Passion!  Brundle_Fly   Sep-27-06 11:51 PM   #17 
  - Can you imagine the stress the Iraqis feel?  Erika   Sep-27-06 11:55 PM   #18 
  - Iraqi's feel our stress times 1000  bushmeat   Sep-28-06 12:04 AM   #22 
  - Funny you should say that  Sydnie   Sep-28-06 12:10 AM   #24 
     - very good post Syndie, yes, I think sometimes people  alyce douglas   Sep-28-06 09:42 AM   #60 
  - Here's something that works for me  specimenfred1984   Sep-28-06 12:08 AM   #23 
  - lol.. I like your style!. . . . . . . .n/t  annabanana   Sep-28-06 05:24 AM   #43 
  - I don't know any Republicans.  mwb970   Sep-28-06 08:02 AM   #47 
     - They sound exactly like they do on TV  specimenfred1984   Sep-28-06 01:21 PM   #81 
        - They walk alike , they talk alike....  butterfly77   Sep-28-06 04:19 PM   #87 
  - I've noticed that I feel lighter and more relaxed somehow  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-28-06 12:11 AM   #25 
  - Same here  PretzelzRule   Sep-28-06 12:34 AM   #34 
  - You are so correct with that observation, LL.  Divernan   Sep-28-06 08:11 AM   #50 
  - When I was in England this summer, I noticed that there was a real gap,  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-28-06 09:22 AM   #56 
  - one question though if you lived out of country would you  alyce douglas   Sep-28-06 09:59 AM   #61 
     - Politically active exiles are a long-standing tradition  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-28-06 11:24 AM   #68 
  - We have to fight back  raysr   Sep-28-06 12:13 AM   #26 
  - In our area we are converting a lot of Republicans to vote Democratic.  Liberty Belle   Sep-28-06 12:23 AM   #31 
     - Sounds like you have some with brains!  raysr   Sep-28-06 12:52 AM   #37 
        - Many do, though not all.  Liberty Belle   Sep-28-06 01:46 AM   #39 
  - I wonder if drug co. execs read this and think, ka-ching, I'm supporting  1932   Sep-28-06 12:17 AM   #27 
  - We did touch on the "necessary evil" of the big pharms today too  Sydnie   Sep-28-06 12:22 AM   #30 
  - Two guys in black clothes knocked on the door and wanted to talk  higher class   Sep-28-06 12:18 AM   #28 
  - It's the bubbling rage  Sydnie   Sep-28-06 12:28 AM   #33 
  - Okay now I have to confess. I went postal on two Mormon kids...  IndyOp   Sep-28-06 08:11 AM   #49 
  - They are all over the world and I feel they have helped other  higher class   Sep-28-06 10:28 AM   #66 
  - NO! You did GREAT! I myself do NOT appreciate these religious  calimary   Sep-28-06 05:38 PM   #99 
     - I've been in congregations where speaker boasted of his 'witnessing'  bobbieinok   Sep-28-06 09:21 PM   #103 
  - I probably would have said the same thing  alyce douglas   Sep-28-06 10:05 AM   #62 
  - This is an coincidence because..  butterfly77   Sep-28-06 11:55 AM   #76 
     - I find I am grieving as if a close loved one had died. Though  higher class   Sep-28-06 01:53 PM   #82 
        - I know the feeliing..  butterfly77   Sep-28-06 04:14 PM   #86 
  - I envy you. Mine didn't get it at all  LittleClarkie   Sep-28-06 12:26 AM   #32 
  - Right over his head.  IndyOp   Sep-28-06 08:13 AM   #51 
  - My doctor is just as cool, though she's just a nurse practicioner.....  Rowdyboy   Sep-28-06 12:44 AM   #35 
  - for health reasons, i need to avoid stress. HA HA!  pansypoo53219   Sep-28-06 12:48 AM   #36 
  - thanks for posting  marions ghost   Sep-28-06 05:05 AM   #40 
  - What a wonderful ending to a story that we can all relate to.  The Backlash Cometh   Sep-28-06 05:23 AM   #42 
  - I am going through this, too.  Red Right and BLUE   Sep-28-06 05:31 AM   #44 
  - That was me 3 years ago...  dapper   Sep-28-06 06:57 AM   #45 
  - The past couple of days I've felt on the verge of tears.  Vinca   Sep-28-06 07:16 AM   #46 
  - I talked to my Doctor the day after shock and awe  leftchick   Sep-28-06 08:04 AM   #48 
  - Use of sleeping aides in the US is up significantly - escaping reality?  AnotherMother4Peace   Sep-28-06 09:19 AM   #54 
  - your dr. was very compassionate and supportive.  alyce douglas   Sep-28-06 09:22 AM   #55 
  - Is he in Utah? Can I get a referral??? Well done my friend. Thank you  helderheid   Sep-28-06 09:25 AM   #57 
  - You're not the only one. I feel much the same way.  IanDB1   Sep-28-06 09:26 AM   #58 
  - About 3 years ago I'd wake up in the morning with my jaws  radfringe   Sep-28-06 10:07 AM   #63 
  - I feel your pain.  npincus   Sep-28-06 10:08 AM   #64 
  - It's called "Bush related mental illness syndrome"  HamdenRice   Sep-28-06 11:04 AM   #67 
  - thats a great story Sydnie  LSK   Sep-28-06 11:27 AM   #69 
  - interesting visit with the dentist last week  sickofthis   Sep-28-06 11:28 AM   #70 
  - Welcome to DU!  gristy   Sep-28-06 11:38 AM   #73 
  - Welcome to DU, Sickofthis!  nomatrix   Sep-28-06 11:47 AM   #75 
  - Great story!! You should post more often :-)  file83   Sep-28-06 08:24 PM   #101 
  - If we feel this way - how do Iraqis feel?  StellaBlue   Sep-28-06 11:33 AM   #71 
  - How great for you..the only sympathic ear I have outside my home is  angstlessk   Sep-28-06 11:33 AM   #72 
  - lol. My Doc told me I'm "paranoid" after a discussion about stolen elec-  elehhhhna   Sep-28-06 12:47 PM   #77 
  - The Bush administration is bad for our health  stanwyck   Sep-28-06 12:52 PM   #78 
  - Syd...  Patsy Stone   Sep-28-06 12:55 PM   #79 
  - we all are feeling it - hanging over us like a cloud  stop the bleeding   Sep-28-06 12:59 PM   #80 
  - Thanks Sydnie.  Kurovski   Sep-28-06 02:10 PM   #83 
  - Just this Sydnie -  vickiss   Sep-28-06 03:01 PM   #84 
  - Thank you. I know how you feel  CTyankee   Sep-28-06 03:10 PM   #85 
  - Good for him! I know how you feel. Hubby told me to stop obsessing  MissMarple   Sep-28-06 04:37 PM   #89 
  - Hope you feel better now. That sure is something to hear that he's  NotGivingUp   Sep-28-06 04:49 PM   #90 
  - Try taking all those stressers and adding HOMELESS to them.  bobbolink   Sep-28-06 05:00 PM   #91 
  - Oh my gosh I certainly do!  Sydnie   Sep-28-06 05:04 PM   #92 
     - Thank you so very much! I tossed that out there in a cavelier manner  bobbolink   Sep-28-06 05:06 PM   #93 
  - that's wonderful  redqueen   Sep-28-06 05:21 PM   #96 
  - Sorry you're going through tough times.  Tom Yossarian Joad   Sep-28-06 05:24 PM   #97 
  - Here`s a hug, Sydnie.  democrank   Sep-28-06 08:15 PM   #100 
  - my bf had a meltdown like this too, 2 yrs ago, a combination of Bushstress  wordpix   Sep-28-06 08:24 PM   #102 
  - I had a similar experience following the 2004 "election".  stillrockin   Sep-28-06 10:27 PM   #104 

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