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Sex, good drugs and rock 'n roll

Everyone will need to cheer up after these f***********g clown car debates

my first world pet peeve of the day

You know when you have to enter your credit card information on web forms ? It's always fun when you think you did it exactly correct, and the form rejects your entries for some really obscure reason. Computers are OCD to the max, for sure.

sociopath or psychopath, which term do you prefer ?

From what I've read, shrinks are saying the terms are the same, but hey, I'm ready to be educated.

Totally OT but I refuse to watch the clown car debates, not happening, nope, no way, I don't need to get depressed and angry tonight.

eta: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5320714

How to Tell a Sociopath from a Psychopath

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.

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