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Name: Aram Katz
Gender: Male
Hometown: Sullivan County, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: Soon to be Zhenjiang in China
Member since: Tue Mar 23, 2021, 11:44 AM
Number of posts: 3,454

About Me

Demoralized, depressed, destroyed by American immigration law written and pushed for in 1952 by two xenophobes determined to keep people out.

Journal Archives

In 1824, Adams beat Jackson. Jackson spent the next four years screaming the election was stolen

And states changed their voting laws to a more favorable position for Jackson.

In 1828, Adams and Jackson squared off again and it was considered one of the dirtiest, most destructive campaigns in American history, where both men tried to literally destroy each other.

Jackson won with the new voting laws.

Fast forward to 2020. Agent Orange lost and has done the same things Jackson did. States did the same thing after 2020 they did after 1824. . .

Agent Orange and Jackson are two sides of the same coin.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Tue Jul 5, 2022, 09:33 PM (9 replies)

Time for my meme again about mass shooting.

Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Tue Jul 5, 2022, 06:46 AM (4 replies)

I'm tired of the mental illness claims Re: mass shooters (long, personal, and detailed)

Being an asshole is not a mental illness. I am so tired of people using mental illness as a cover-all.

Most mentally ill people are not outwardly violent. They direct the violence on themselves (addiction, suicide, alienation, isolation).

What people don't know about mental illness in this country will fill volumes, especially when they come out with that "just get help" line.

Those with mental illness, mostly, see no purpose for help. They know there is something wrong and it's because of them. They turn it all inward and internalize manifestations.

I'm being bullied because I deserve it. I'm being ostracized because I deserve it. I'm torturing myself because when I do, no one else can hurt me as much as I hurt myself.

Mental illness is the Eye of Sauron and it controls you. Sometimes you can withstand it. . .sometimes it overtakes you. But the illness is always there.

And mental illness is always triggered by some trauma. Let's look at a few of the most common:
BPD is normally caused and triggered by abandonment.
Bi-polar is normally triggered by abuse.
MDD is normally caused and triggered by overwhelming events
Psychosis is normally caused by trauma and the sufferer creates their own reality
Psychopathy is normally caused by lack of boundaries
PTSD is normally caused by trauma
OCD is normally caused by trauma
Schizophrenia is normally caused by trauma
Social Anxiety is normally caused by trauma
Eating disorders are normally caused by trauma
BDD is normally caused by trauma
Paranoia is normally caused by trauma
Disassociation is normally caused by trauma
Catatonia is normally caused by extreme trauma

Notice a pattern for all except one. Psychopathy. Psychopaths and sociopaths are created through lousy parenting.

Even most drug use can be summed up simply in its reason
Cocaine - party drug
Crack - escape from reality
Heroin - escape from trauma
Pot/Hash - enjoyment
Kedamine/X/Molly - Party
Meth - escape from trauma
Alcohol - escape from reality/trauma
Acid/Shrooms/Peyote - escape from reality

There is a reason many mental illness patients are heroin abusers, crackheads, tweekers, and alcoholics. It's their escape from their reality and their trauma. And when the pain of the addiction outweighs the escape from using the substance, when the mental illness sufferer sees no way out of the pain of the trauma and now the pain of never-ending addiction, the last cry for help is suicide.

Remember that. . .suicide. If they own a gun, mental illness sufferers will normally turn it on themselves, all the why apologizing for doing it and causing everyone around them the agony and misery they know they caused. It isn't a weak way out of a temporary problem. . .it's the only escape from the hell that mental illness sufferers feel on a daily basis. They know their existence is not only causing them misery, but everyone around them. You could tell them it isn't, but the Eye of Sauron is sometimes too strong.

Let's now bring it all back to my first statement. . .mass shooters aren't mentally ill, they are just assholes. Being an asshole with a huge ego and a sense of entitlement you aren't getting in your own mind isn't a mental illness. Shooting up random people in a public place is not a mental illness. . it's an ego trip.

PLEASE STOP SAYING these people are mentally ill. They aren't and they do a massive dis-service to those of us that are.

Yes, I am. I've been institutionalized twice in my life. I am Asperger's (developmental). I am PTSD (bullying and abuse from pretty much everyone I've come in contact with, including family and employers). I am Bi-Polar. I have BPD due to the abandonment I ave dealt with. I have Body Dysmorphic Disorder and believe that no matter how hard I work at the gym, I will always be a fat cow of a man. I have a severe inferiority complex because most, if not all, achievements in my life can be summed up by something my father said to me when I was nine: "Why should I be happy for you doing what is expected of you."

Never once did I ever look outward in dealing with the trauma. I looked inward. Which is why I spent years self-medicating with alcohol. Which is why I attempted to end my life four times. Which is why I seal myself off emotionally from most people. As Simon and Garfunkel said: Cause a rock feels no pain, and an island never cries.

Mass shooters are not mentally ill. They are assholes. Vincent Van Gogh didn't shoot up France. He committed suicide. Which, sadly, is the end for too many mental illness sufferers. But the trauma doesn't end with their suicide. Their memories are always defiled with comments like "they took the coward's way out" or "why didn't they understand people loved them" or "why did they have to do this to me." Three normal comments about suicide that completely dismiss the reasons. . .for mental illness sufferers, it's an escape. Shooting up a parade, a supermarket, an elementary school, a church, a concert, a restaurant, a nightclub, etc. isn't an escape. It's an ego trip.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Tue Jul 5, 2022, 02:44 AM (39 replies)

Earlier this month, Utah Guv found solution to water crisis: Pray it away.

Utah governor asks residents to pray for rain to combat a severe drought
John L. Dorman
Jun 5, 2021, 8:48 PM
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox speaks during his monthly news conference in Salt Lake City.

Gov. Spencer Cox asked for Utahns to engage in a "weekend of prayer" to combat the state's drought.
"We need more rain, and we need it now," he said. "We need some divine intervention."
According to the National Drought Mitigation Center, the entire state is deemed "abnormally dry."

GOP Gov. Spencer Cox of Utah on Thursday asked state residents to engage in a "weekend of prayer" for rain amid a severe drought.

Cox's request came after he declared a state of emergency last month. The entire state is considered to be "abnormally dry," with 90.2 percent of Utah undergoing an "extreme drought" and 62.2 percent of the state experiencing an "exceptional drought," according to the National Drought Mitigation Center.

Under such conditions, there is an increased risk of fire danger and native vegetation is adversely impacted.

"By praying collaboratively and collectively, asking God or whatever higher power you believe in, for more rain, we may be able to escape the deadliest aspects of the continuing drought," he said in a video. "Please join me and Utahns, regardless of religious affiliation, in a weekend of humble prayer for rain."


Of course there's that too. Nothing worthwhile, just pray.

Does this party have any thing on the shelf?
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Thu Jun 30, 2022, 01:56 AM (28 replies)

Endgame to my Green Card insanity with my wife: Made it to Bangkok

She will be here soon. I'm going through the immigration process here. Let's see how long it takes.

I am exhausted. Going to pass out. Will post BKK pictures tomorrow.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Thu Jun 16, 2022, 07:41 AM (8 replies)

Endgame: The never ending saga of my wife and me through the USA insane legal immigration system

Overnight layover in Haneda in Tokyo. Bangkok tomorrow.

School is going to hire my wife as a Kindergarten teacher.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Wed Jun 15, 2022, 04:49 AM (4 replies)

Having lived in China, this doesn't surprise me: Nine men beat up two women in restaurant

All because she rebuffed his advances.

I've seen this happen many times in China. (video is brutal, but common place)

Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Mon Jun 13, 2022, 02:45 PM (10 replies)

Never ending saga of my wife and immigration is coming to a end soon: Small hiccup

Okay, so I am in Hong Kong in quarantine.

The Chinese government has informed my wife that I cannot cross into the mainland because foreigners need a direct flight to the mainland. Even though Hong Kong is part of China, they kleptocrats wants ever ounce of blood they can get until the body is drained.

Luckily, I have a backup plan. The job in Bangkok came through. Once out of quarantine, I fly to Bangkok. I have an IGCSE and A-Level Economics teaching position about four stops from Siam Square.

They want to interview her as a primary Chinese teacher or a Kindergarten teacher.

So, it's all working out.

We'll be together again in July, except in Thailand and not in China.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Thu Jun 9, 2022, 07:04 PM (12 replies)

Endgame to my Green Card insanity with my wife: Last Day Part #1

Well, in about two hours, I head to the airport to go to Hong Kong.

Passport: Check
Required Visa: Check
Vaccine Cards: Check
COVID19 negative test within 48 hours of flying: Check
Quarantine Hotel in Hong Kong: Check

Uploaded all to the airline: Check

Everything is set.

Landing in Hong Kong tomorrow. I figure by June 15th, I will cross over Shenzhen Bay into the mainland. If they have a heart, I can do the rest of my quarantine with my wife in my home in Jiangsu.

If not, we will be together again on June 29th.

Thank you, DU, for helping me with my GFM to get back to my wife. Thank you all for your support.

I have a VPN, so even though DU is blocked there (but Freeperland isn't), I can still get on here. I will take loads of photos of reuniting with my wife and post them.

I will still be an active Democrat and an active member here, but I will do it, yet again, from overseas.

When China finally ends this idiocy of quarantines, I owe, at minimum, a long Thai vacation for my wife in Phuket and Krabi. . .or maybe Bali instead in Indonesia.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Mon Jun 6, 2022, 05:38 PM (20 replies)

Newest RW talking point RE: Uvalde. It's all the teacher's fault

The teacher left the door open, which let the shooter in. The teacher was wrong and is liable for all of it.

As with the RW, it's always a teacher's fault.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Sun May 29, 2022, 09:37 PM (9 replies)
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