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caty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 08:43 AM
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OMG...The Pentagon says homosexuality is a mental health problem.
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/3984469.html

One more example of how this administration has tried to push us back into the dark ages. I just don't understand why they want us to live in an age of ignorance, rather that an age of knowledge and truth. I think republicanism is a mental health problem! :banghead:
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 08:51 AM
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1. And using DU and white phosphorous on civilians isn't, right?
Bastards.
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jedicord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 08:51 AM
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2. Well, you know all those generals have medical degrees.
And PHDs in psychology. :sarcasm:
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caty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 08:56 AM
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4. Too bad they
paid to get their degrees off the internet. Yet, another example of wasting money!
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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 08:54 AM
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3. The gays that ARE in the military now...
Makes you wonder how they must feel at how their superiors characterize them. :puke:
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jarnocan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 09:19 AM
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6. men and women
serving their country, who took an oath to uphold and defend our constitution - as did our presdient. they shed tears and blood, and he pisses on it and them.
NOT in MY NAME!
Who gave them the right to declare this foolish lie, 30 years after the meidcal community deemed it untrue.
Same insane stupid f--ks who decided torture, DU, white phosphorus, war for profit....are all OK?
http://notinourname.net I think this site IS a valuable resource and the title really feels like what I want to scream!

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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 08:57 AM
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5. Are extreme sadness or mild depression mental health problems?
Edited on Tue Jun-20-06 09:01 AM by Boojatta
When the medical establishment first decided that depression should be classified as a mental health problem, how did the medical establishment classify homosexuality?

Has the medical establishment reconsidered the evidence and been willing to consider changing the classification of homosexuality?

Are there some beliefs that were accepted by an older medical psychiatric establishment that the current medical establishment has inherited and would rather not question?
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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 09:24 AM
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7. I'm surprised they don't classify adherence to the Roman Catholic faith
as a psychiatric illness.

That church is still getting stories of miracles related to former Pope John Paul II. If these stories were not in connection with Pope John Paul II, then the people telling the stories might be classified as either psychotic or guilty of criminal nuisance and perjury.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 09:44 AM
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8. Ain't it nice that the Pentagon now runs everything in the USA?
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jarnocan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 11:16 AM
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11. World Can't Wait taking up the issue.....
Quote:
"in light of a recently uncovered Pentagon document classifying homosexuality as a mental disorder, to identify as a homosexual is increasingly becoming a crime in the United States. Under the Bush Regime and its Christian fundamentalist counterparts in power, discriminatory hiring practices regarding sexuality abound. Violent hate crimes committed....
... the Pentagon is breaking with widely accepted scientific thought and simply tolerance in general, by returning to the classification of homosexuality as a disorder or mental illness. In the document, a Defense Department Instruction manual, homosexuality is listed with other defects. The medical community withdrew this classification from the books decades ago, and has widely refuted the Pentagons archaic and bigoted claim. "

".... As we experience a criminalization of lifestyles that dont fit within the Bush regimes narrow standards of moral acceptability, we must fight these fascistic attempts at lifestyle control with all of our strength. Unprecedented resistance is our greatest hope at protecting those most targeted by this administration.
The LGBT community cant wait, and neither can the world! "

http://www.worldcantwait.net/index....2420&Itemid=220
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 10:06 AM
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9.  Soviet psychiatry at its best.
The utter cruelty of these dicks just escapes me. I think their sexual attraction to 13 yr old girls is an illness as well and being made to live on a island with no one to play with but themselves is the cure.

By labeling homosexuality as an illness, these @#@$%s can, in one fail swoop, discredit gays, establish that it is a lifestyle choice and go about their twisted ways of trying to cure it. Anyone else heard about Evergreen International? It is an organization rooted in Utah where electric shock and other forms of adverse therapy were/are given to those with same gender attractions. &$%#*

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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 10:43 AM
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10. I Say Having A High Level Job At The Pentagon. . .
. . .is a mental health problem. Hey, you have to be nuts to make some of the decisions they make.
The Professor
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 11:17 AM
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12. Militarism is a mental health problem.
Most of the Pentagon needs to be committed.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 03:06 PM
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13. I'd settle for being disbanded and forced to do something other than
waste extreme sums of money and kill dark-skinned people around the globe.
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