Thursday, August 31, 2017

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

To biblio 05/09/2017

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

To biblio 04/30/2017

    •  #18042  
       
       
       
       
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      It’s difficult and we need far more doctors to help people with just the basics of tapering.

       

      I’ve got a whole Web site filled with questions from people coming off psychiatric drugs (http://survivingantidepressants.org).

       

      People have a tremendous amount of difficulty with these realizations:

       

      -The drugs may be doing more harm than good
       -Doctors are not always sources of accurate information and good care. There is no medical safety net.
       -Guilt over having wanted the medications in the first place
       -There are huge societal pressures to keep a person in a disenfranchised patient role
       -Time lost to inability to emotionally participate in relationships
       -Time lost to adverse effects and withdrawal syndrome
       -Lives, families, and careers destroyed by inappropriate medication, adverse effects, etc.
       -A wasted life
       -Loss of sex life
       -Dealing with anger towards the medical establishment

       

      And then there are difficult lifestyle changes:

       

      -Figuring out how to work even though you have horrible symptoms
       -Realizing you’re unable to work because of horrible symptoms
       -Filing for disability (often, this has to be psychiatric, on paper)
       -Finding a place to live after a disintegrating marriage or being thrown out of parents’ or relative’s home
       -Recuperating from drug damage — need peace, quiet, security
       -Taking care of oneself: Eating better, sleeping properly, getting appropriate exercise
       -Figuring out how to go back to work after being disabled
       -Figuring out how to talk to friends and acquaintances about your situation

       

      and so much more!

       

      “Unpatienting” oneself is very difficult work for people who may have no emotional support for changing their lives. Families are sometimes resistant.

       

      Psychotherapists are more likely to be sympathetic than MDs but many therapists subscribe to a medication model. People have to slog through interviewing therapists to find out who is trustworthy.

       

      Finding a therapist or any kind of doctor, even an internist, may require the disgusting work of kissing a lot of frogs before you find one you can work with.

       

      I’ve been trying to put together a directory of sympathetic doctors and therapists, but it’s been very hard going. No help from ISEPP, for example — they’re focused on keeping people off drugs by providing therapy instead. No help from Critical Psychiatry in the UK — they like to theorize, but none of their members step forward to treat people. No help from the Breggin folks — although there’s a rumor a directory is in the works. No help from Steve Moffic — you can see for yourself where those conversations have led!

       

      Local peer support groups would be a huge step forward, but we need people to lead them. I ran one in San Francisco for over a year, there’s no doubt the need is there and I know how to get this going, but I can’t stretch myself any further right now.

       

      So the millions of people who are on psychiatric drugs are pretty much left to their own devices, or to whatever help they find on the Web, which varies greatly in quality and accuracy.

       

      (Note to Matthew: The editor’s bullet list command didn’t work in this post.)

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

To biblio 04/29/2017

    • <div class="lia-quilt-row lia-quilt-row-header"><div class="lia-quilt-column lia-quilt-column-16 lia-quilt-column-left lia-quilt-column-header-left lia-mark-empty"><br/> <br/> </div><div class="lia-quilt-column lia-quilt-column-08 lia-quilt-column-right lia-quilt-column-header-right lia-mark-empty"><br/> <br/> </div><br/> </div><div class="lia-quilt-row lia-quilt-row-main"><br/> <div class="lia-quilt-column lia-quilt-column-24 lia-quilt-column-single lia-quilt-column-main"><br/> <div class="lia-quilt-column-alley lia-quilt-column-alley-single"><br/> <br/> <br/> <div class="lia-message-subject lia-component-message-view-widget-subject"><br/> <div class="MessageSubject"><br/><br/> <br/><br/> <br/> <br/> <h2 class="message-subject"><br/> <span class="lia-message-unread"><br/> <br/> <div class="lia-message-subject"><br/> <h5>Re: Viewing best offer history</h5><br/> </div><br/> <br/> <br/> </span><br/> </h2><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/><br/> <br/><br/> <br/><br/> <br/><br/> <br/><br/> 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href="https://community.ebay.com/t5/Bidding-Buying/Viewing-best-offer-history/m-p/24007358#M123380"><span class="login-bold"><br/> stevescho<br/> </span></a><br/> <span class="local-date">Jul 8, 2016 9:06:10 AM</span><br/> </div><br/> </div><br/><br/> <br/> <br/> <div class="lia-message-author-avatar lia-component-author-avatar"><br/><br/><br/><br/><div data="6490634" class="avatar-overlay-trigger" id="avatar-overlay-trigger-6490634"><br/> <div style="display: none;" class="profile-card-container"><br/> </div><br/><div class="UserAvatar lia-user-avatar lia-component-common-widget-user-avatar"><br/> <br/> <a rel="nofollow" class="UserAvatar lia-link-navigation" href="/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/6490634" id="link_1_8" target="_self"><img alt="greatestauctionever" title="greatestauctionever" src="http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDUwWDQ1MA==/z/uzwAAOSwBP9UVpWk/$_7.JPG" class="lia-user-avatar-message" id="display_8"><br/> <br/> </a><br/> <br/></div></div></div><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/><br/> <br/> <div class="author-info"><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/><br/> <br/> <span class="UserName lia-user-name lia-user-rank-Adventurer lia-component-message-view-widget-author-username"><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <a rel="nofollow" style="color:#0064D2" class="lia-link-navigation lia-page-link lia-user-name-link" href="/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/6490634" id="link_20" target="_self"><span class="">greatestauction<wbr>ever</span></a><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> </span><br/> <br/><br/> <br/> <br/> <div class="lia-message-author-rank lia-component-author-rank"><br/> Adventurer<br/> </div><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> </div><br/> <br/> <br/><br/> <br/> <div class="date-info-wrapper"><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/> <div class="lia-message-post-date lia-component-post-date"><br/> <span class="local-date">Jul 8, 2016 9:06:10 AM</span><br/> </div><br/><br/> <br/> <br/> </div><br/> <br/> <br/><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <div class="lia-message-body lia-component-body-signature-highlight-escalation" id="messageBodySimpleDisplay_8"><br/> <br/> <div class="lia-message-body-content"><br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <blockquote><hr>stevescho wrote:<br><p>How do I see best offer history?&nbsp; I used to be able to see that.&nbsp; I asked the question before but looks like someone moved my question and it got no reply so I'll ask it again.</p><hr></blockquote><p>You must be new... Here at eBay, things don't improve, features don't get added and technology doesn't advance with the rest of the world.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Conditions only get worse here, features are removed to level the playing feild between smart people and stupid people, and the interface is intentionally crippled so senior citizens buy the junk that china sells. In the future, you won't be able to contact sellers, see their feedback comments, or how many trasactions they've made because it's a "violation of privacy".</p><p><u><font color="#FF0000" size="7"><em><strong>THIS IS EBAY!!!</strong></em></font></u></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Someone like you who is able to use "best offer" data to guage how much interest an item has, gives you an unfair advantage against senior citizens who cannot process that data. It also adds more unecessarry cluster do an interface that seniors find confusing. We're moving toward an interface where the only thing you can click on is a "BUY IT NOW" button.</p></div></div></div></div></div>
    • ocusing on escape allows us to imagine, see and interrogate those ordinary moments when people’s actions put processes in motion, processes which are effective in confronting the social order with a force of change that cannot be avoided, silenced, neglected, erased.
    • The laughter and joy of those who partake in the world defies seriousness, disperses fear, liberates the word and the body and reveals a truth escaping the injustices of the present

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Friday, April 28, 2017

To biblio 04/28/2017

    • Virginia

      A technology employer for all

      Richmond’s Maxx Potential is a five-year-old tech company whose workers are paid (starting at $12 an hour) to learn on the job. With little technical experience, they work alongside more-seasoned colleagues to build websites and apps for Fortune 500 companies and local nonprofits alike. Some stay for years, developing nuanced skills and training newcomers.

    • West Virginia

      A grassroots cure for PTSD

      The Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture Program helps vets, who account for an estimated 9% of West Virginia’s population, transition into civilian life and contribute to the state’s growing farming economy. With new funding from the statehouse, the program plans to offer veterans training, employment, and even help securing land.

    • Pioneering gold and Bitcoin investment firm DigitalTangible has announced it is diversifying into the market afresh – by offering peer-to-peer exchange for gold.
    • Paytm users can also choose to have the gold delivered to their home. And when it's time to sell, they can do that through the app as well.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

To biblio 04/27/2017

    • I am an Exitarian, not a Libertarian. I believe that better governance is created by lowering the cost of exiting political systems. To lower the cost of exit, one most opt out by creating new alternatives.

      Exitarian praxis includes: startup societies, agorism, alternative education, blockchain projects, mutual aid societies, syndicates, general entrepreneurship, recreating civil society, or other ways of opting out by creating alternatives.

      The best test of an idea is not how well it is argued, but how effectively it is implemented in the real world. There should not be a universal ideology applied to all, but many experiments.

      Competition is predicated on the ability to leave one’s current provider. It’s easier to leave if the experiments are small and transparent.

      If libertarianism is truly correct, it will be the victor of these experiments. However, in order to properly test its effectiveness, we have to let different ideologies compete.

      Perhaps liberty is not the scope or role of government, but the ability to choose a different one. In that case, to achieve liberty, one must exit libertarianism.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

To biblio 04/26/2017

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