Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Sociopath... Signs & Behaviors. Reminds me of Leadership of a certain (https://giphy.com/gifs/DOwlR4nSA5pv2/html5) political party...


What Is a Sociopath? Signs and Behaviors Share Flipboard Email silhouette of human figure beest / Getty Images by Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated May 14, 2018 The term "sociopath" is often used loosely in media and pop culture. But despite being frequently lumped together with psychopaths as likely criminals, not all sociopaths are violent, nor is sociopathy a condition recognized by doctors or psychologists. In the past, sociopathy was considered a form of psychopathy or a closely related condition. In contemporary medical practice, antisocial personality disorder is the diagnosis that best fits the characteristics associated with sociopathy. A Brief History of Sociopathy In the 1880s, the prefix "socio-" first came up in science and medicine. German-American psychiatrist and neurologist Karl Birnbaum appears to have coined the word "sociopathy" in 1909. Then, in 1930, American psychologist George E. Partridge popularized the term and contrasted it with "psychopathy." Partridge described a sociopath as an individual who displayed antisocial behavior or defied social norms. In the first edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), published in 1952, the condition was identified as sociopathic personality disturbance. Over time, the name continued to change. The modern DSM-5 includes sociopathy under the label antisocial personality disorder. Characteristics and Behaviors Most non-sociopathic individuals display antisocial traits and behaviors from time to time. A diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder requires an ongoing pattern of behavior that produces a consistent negative impact. The standard criteria for antisocial personality disorder includes: A failure to conform to social norms or laws. Lying, usually for personal gain or pleasure, but sometimes for no apparent reason. Impulsive behavior and failure to plan ahead. Irritability, aggression, and poor anger management. Disregard for safety of self or others. Irresponsibility, typically manifesting in problems maintaining employment and relationships or meeting financial obligations. To be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, an individual much be at least 18 years of age and have demonstrated the behavior before 15 years of age. The antisocial behavior cannot occur only in conjunction with other disorders (e.g. schizophrenia). Sociopaths vs. Psychopaths The difference between sociopaths and psychopaths depends on how you define the terms. In the modern era, there are three different definitions of sociopathy, which may be compared with psychopathy: Some doctors and scientists contend that antisocial behavior caused by environmental and social factors is sociopathy, while antisocial behavior stemming from genetics or biology is psychopathy. A few researchers consider sociopathy to be synonymous with psychopathy, or else a less-severe form of psychopathy. In this definition of sociopathy, a sociopath is simply a type of psychopath. Canadian criminal psychologist Robert Hare describes a psychopath as a individual who lacks any sense of morality or empathy, while a sociopath is a person who has a different sense of right and wrong from the majority. How Common Are Sociopaths? Deciphering the prevalence of sociopathy is complicated by its changing definition. However, no matter which definition is used, it's not a rare condition. A 2008 American study identified 1.2 percent of its sample as "potentially psychopathic," correlating with alcohol abuse, violence, and low intelligence. A 2009 British study reported an incidence of 0.6 percent, correlating the traits to male gender, young age, violence, drug use, and other mental disorders. Diagnosed antisocial personality disorder is more common in alcohol or drug abuse treatment programs than in the general population. It occurs more frequently in individuals who were hyperactive as children. Antisocial personality disorder is seen in between 3 percent and 30 percent of psychiatric outpatients. A 2002 literature review found 47 percent of male prisoners and 21 percent of female prisoners had the disorder. Potential Treatment Sociopathy, antisocial personality disorder, and psychopathy tend not to respond well to treatment. In fact, some studies indicate treatment may worsen the condition. According to Mayo Clinic, there are no drugs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat antisocial personality disorder. Psychotherapy is often unsuccessful because many sociopaths are won't admit they have a problem or else are unwilling to change. However, if the disorder is identified early (by the teen years), the chance of a better long-term outcome increases. Key Points Although the term "sociopath" is popular, sociopathy is not an actual medical condition. The characteristics associated with sociopathy best fit the description of antisocial personality disorder, which is a diagnosable medical condition. A sociopath lack empathy, disregards societal norms of right and wrong, may be impulsive or take excessive risks, frequently lies, and has trouble maintaining relationships with others. Most people display some of the traits of a sociopath. This does not mean they suffer from a psychological or medical disorder. Psychosis and antisocial personality disorder are characterized by a pattern of behavior that produces a consistent negative impact. Sources Farrington DP, Coid J (2004). "Early Prevention of Adult Antisocial Behavior". Cambridge University Press. p. 82. Retrieved May 8, 2018. Hare RD (1 February 1996). "Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder: A Case of Diagnostic Confusion". Psychiatric Times. UBM Medica. 13 (2). (archived) Kiehl, Kent A.; Hoffman, Morris B. (1 January 2011). "The Criminal Psychopath: History, Neuroscience, Treatment, and Economics". Jurimetrics. 51 (4): 355–397. Mayo Clinic Staff (2 April 2016). "Overview- Antisocial personality disorder". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved May 8, 2018. Mayo Clinic staff (12 April 2013). "Antisocial personality disorder: Treatments and drugs". Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Retrieved May 8, 2018. Rutter, Steve (2007). The Psychopath: Theory, Research, and Practice. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. p. 37. Skeem, J. L.; Polaschek, D. L. L.; Patrick, C. J.; Lilienfeld, S. O. (2011). "Psychopathic Personality: Bridging the Gap Between Scientific Evidence and Public Policy". Psychological Science in the Public Interest. 12 (3): 95–162.

Feinstein Doubles Down on Smearing Kavanaugh...!


SCH-DIFI A personalized email from Senator Dianne Feinstein that addressed few of my concerns… ----- Original Message ----- From: Senator Dianne Feinstein To: Steve@onecitizenspeaking.com Sent: 9/24/2018 4:04:44 PM Subject: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein responding to your message df-hdr Dear Stephen: Thank you for contacting me about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. I appreciate you writing to me on this important issue. I have many concerns about Judge Kavanaugh’s record and his views. I also have strongly objected to Republicans’ withholding of millions of documents related to Judge Kavanaugh’s years in President George W. Bush’s White House. The limited White House record we have received indicates that Judge Kavanaugh has given misleading and evasive answers to the Senate Judiciary Committee. After thoroughly reviewing his judicial opinions and participating in four days of testimony at his nomination hearing, my concerns about Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination have only deepened. [OCS: One, no other nominee has presented such a rich body of judicial writings as Brett Kavanaugh. Two, because of Kavanaugh’s executive position with the Bush Administration, much of the information sought by the Ranking Democrat cannot be produced without a mass waiver of Executive Privilege and thousands of hours of reviewing and redacting documents – and this is well-known by those who are making the demand. And three, Feinstein’s duty to her Senate Committee, the Senate, and the nation demanded that she not only release the allegations she withheld since July 2018 and pose objective questions to the nominee during the days of private and public hearings.] A Supreme Court Justice’s decisions will affect the lives of all Americans for generations. Judge Kavanaugh holds highly ideological views on a variety of issues, including the Second Amendment, women’s reproductive rights, and the executive power of the presidency. For these reasons, as well as Judge Kavanaugh’s misleading testimony and the lack of transparency, I strongly oppose his nomination. If you would like to read in greater detail the reasons behind my decision, you may find them in my Op-Ed to the Los Angeles Times here: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-feinstein-kavanaugh-hearings-20180916-story.html [OCS: One, Feinstein’s assertion that Judge Kavanaugh holds highly ideological views can be translated that the nominee may hold views that run counter to Feinstein’s ideological views. It is impossible to view Feinstein’s assertions with respect to ideological views given that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg was an attorney with the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and there was no such corresponding demand for documents and writings between Ginsberg and others at the ACLU. Two, there is nothing in the official record that suggests that the nominee provided misleading testimony. Three, as for the lack of transparency, the nominee has provided more information than any other nominee in modern history. Grave allegations about Judge Kavanaugh’s character and integrity have also come to light, and serious questions remain about him in this regard, as indicated in information I referred to the FBI. Due to the gravity of the alleged misconduct, I have called on the White House to direct the FBI to investigate the allegations. I have also called for the Judiciary Committee to not move forward with Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination until it has received a report from the FBI. Many questions must be answered before the Senate moves forward on this nominee. [OCS: Feinstein is being intellectually dishonest. Feinstein refuses to release the letter that she forwarded to the FBI along with her cover letter. But it is well known from reported sources that Dr. Ford’s allegations were vague and without reference to a specific date, time, location, and the number of participants about an event which occurred 36 years ago. In addition, Dr. Ford told her marriage counselor, thirty-years after the fact, she was attacked by four individuals and did not specify names. All of the individuals cited claimed no knowledge of the event or the party mentioned.] I applaud Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s courage, especially as we have seen that her decision to come forward publicly has subjected her to attacks. Sharing an experience involving sexual assault is extraordinarily difficult for any woman, and it is all the more difficult for Dr. Blasey Ford because of public scrutiny. I hope the attacks and shaming of her will stop and that her allegation will be treated with the seriousness it deserves. [OCS: One wonders how much courage was provided by the activist attorneys and others who helped to stage manage this “last-minute” revelation.] Once again, thank you for writing. Should you have any other questions or comments, please call my Washington, D.C., office at (202) 224-3841 or visit my website at feinstein.senate.gov. You can also follow me online at YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, and you can sign up for my email newsletter at feinstein.senate.gov/newsletter. Best regards. Sincerely yours, Dianne Feinstein United States Senator It appears that the progressive socialist democrats want to delay the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings until after the 2018 mid-term election when they hold that the narrow majority held by the Republicans in both the House and Senate flips to Democrat-controlled bodies and they may proceed with destroying the Trump Presidency by refusing to confirm his nominees, refusing to allow his legislative initiatives to come to the floor and to possibly impeach, try, and remove President Trump from office. Rank political hypocrisy? Consider Debra Katz, the progressive socialist democrat activist attorney representing Dr. Ford on a sexual allegation by Paula Jones against Bill Clinton… In trying to legally diminish the Jones case, Katz made several public statements in 1998 regarding the interpretation of valid sexual harassment incidents. Katz's comments were all in the context of "even if Jones's allegations are true." In March of 1998: "Paula Jones' suit is very, very, very weak. She's alleged one incident that took place in a hotel room that, by her own testimony, lasted 10 to 12 minutes." In April 1998: "[This was] clearly a one-time incident that took place in 10 to 12 minutes, she was not forced to have sex, she left on her own volition" and thus not enough to create a valid sexual harassment claim. Later in 1998: "If a woman came to me with a similar fact pattern, I would probably tell her that I'm sorry, it's unfair, but you don't have a case." And in a case defending Senator Al Franken from the allegations of eight women… ‘This is not a Harvey Weinstein situation,’ said Debra Katz, a civil rights lawyer who handles sexual harassment cases. ‘Harvey Weinstein was a serial predator who used his power to put women in very vulnerable situations. He abused that power by sexually assaulting women. That’s not what this is.’ Ms. Katz also drew a distinction between Mr. Franken’s role as a comedian and that of a senator. ‘Context is relevant,’ she said. ‘He did not do this as a member of the U.S. Senate. He did this in his capacity of someone who was still functioning as an entertainer.’ Bottom line… The progressive socialist democrats are a true fifth column trying to destroy America from within on behalf of its enemies, both domestic and foreign. If there is an FBI investigation, perhaps it should be an investigation of Dianne Feinstein and any possible collusion with Communist China. And, why Feinstein hid the fact that a Chinese spy worked for Feinstein for 20+ years was allowed to retire rather than face prosecution. We are so screwed. -- steve

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Feinstein’s Queen of Democratic Socialists Smear Machine...Remember & Vote Responsibly in November!


ACTIVIST-JUDGE Think about what the progressive socialist democrats are really saying: that unsubstantiated allegations from your time in high school should destroy your career and be a disqualifying factor for public service. According to published reports, Judge Brett Kavanaugh accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has said the FBI should investigate her accusations before she testifies. In a letter to Committee Chuck Grassley, Ford's representative, attorney Debra Katz, has demanded a "full investigation by law enforcement officials" which she says "will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner and that the Committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions." Unfortunately, Dr. Ford cannot supply necessary details like: time, date, place, participants other than Judge Kavanaugh and a friend – and has told her therapist years later that there were four boys, but did not name any individuals. In what world do we allow anyone to come forward with an uncorroborated and vague story of sexual abuse approximately 36 years ago and demand to open a criminal investigation of an American citizen. Using this criterion, the entire American system of justice “innocent until proven guilty” on its head. Additionally, the FBI does not investigate state criminal activity nor do they investigate after the statute of limitations expires because the individual cannot be brought before any court in the land. DIFI-SMEAR' "I can't say everything's truthful. I don't know." ~ Senator. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA Dianne Feinstein held the allegations since July to release this bombshell charge just before a confirmation hearing, not to mention that the accuser’s attorney is a known Democrat operative/activist with a known hatred of Donald Trump. Even the alleged lie detector test arranged by her activist attorney is suspicious as the attorney claimed that a polygraph report, “concluded that Ford was being truthful when she said a statement summarizing her allegations was accurate,” which could refer to the transcription of the statement and not that her story itself was accurate. Additionally, the polygraph is not a lie detector and is subject to all manner of flaws, including which questions are asked and how they are asked. To be more specific, both Judge Kavanaugh and his friend, who was said to be in the room and complicit in the attack, have categorically denied that such a scenario happened. Bottom line… Not only is it impossible for the Senate Committee to make a judgment on the accuracy, truth or falsity of the allegations, but even the FBI cannot produce evidence that may have existed 36 years ago. So why are we not surprised that Dianne Feinstein withheld the allegations from the Committee since receiving them in July and presented them with media fanfare weeks before the confirmation of a Supreme Court Justice that might fundamentally change the direction of the Court. And two months before a major election when the progressive socialist democrats are trying to influence women, a key voting block, by weaponizing the #MeToo movement for political advantage. Especially playing upon progressive identity politics by featuring the hearing optics of a panel of men interrogating a woman “victim” in distress. WHO IS PAYING FORD'S LEGAL FEES? Dianne Feinstein should be impeached or at least censured. If Ford refuses to testify, open an investigation of her attorney and others for trying to influence an election. We are so screwed. -- steve

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Nuf said!

Nuf said!
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Just Vote Responsibly!

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You can tell he’s lying if his lips move!

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Today’s Stoic: The Key to Unlocking Happiness Here we have Mozart explaining the habit he practiced everyday, the practice of Shakespeare talked about before him, the practice that the Stoics talked about centuries before either of them. It is the practice of keeping death in mind, not as something to fear, but as a friend, as an inspiring, consoling force that reminds us to be grateful and un-wasteful. “I have now made a habit of being prepared in all affairs of life for the worst. As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relationships with this best and truest friend of mankind that his image is not only no longer terrifying to me but is indeed very soothing and consoling, and I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness. I never lie down at night without reflecting that—young as I am—I may not live to see another day. Yet not one of all my acquaintances could say that in my company I am morose or disgruntled. For this blessing I daily thank my creator.” People push back on memento mori as being morbid or dark. How ridiculous. It’s the opposite. Marcus Aurelius said, “You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” Who on earth would think that thought--that they could have only a few minutes left on earth--and go, “Yeah, I should spend that time being upset or afraid or depressed.” In fact, this is the key to happiness. The jolt that keeps us in the present moment. The exercise that reminds us of what’s at stake. So don’t neglect it.

Today’s Stoic: The Key to Unlocking Happiness Here we have Mozart explaining the habit he practiced everyday, the practice of Shakespeare talked about before him, the practice that the Stoics talked about centuries before either of them. It is the practice of keeping death in mind, not as something to fear, but as a friend, as an inspiring, consoling force that reminds us to be grateful and un-wasteful. “I have now made a habit of being prepared in all affairs of life for the worst. As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relationships with this best and truest friend of mankind that his image is not only no longer terrifying to me but is indeed very soothing and consoling, and I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness. I never lie down at night without reflecting that—young as I am—I may not live to see another day. Yet not one of all my acquaintances could say that in my company I am morose or disgruntled. For this blessing I daily thank my creator.” People push back on memento mori as being morbid or dark. How ridiculous. It’s the opposite. Marcus Aurelius said, “You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” Who on earth would think that thought--that they could have only a few minutes left on earth--and go, “Yeah, I should spend that time being upset or afraid or depressed.” In fact, this is the key to happiness. The jolt that keeps us in the present moment. The exercise that reminds us of what’s at stake. So don’t neglect it.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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