Monday, July 31, 2017

Buh Bye July!


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  1. Scaramouche is out[Click] General Kelly at work?

    Ought to be a good seller:[Click] The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

    Gotta run.
    —Alan

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    1. "The consensus view of two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists that Trump is dangerously mentally ill and that he presents a clear and present danger to the nation and our own mental health.

      This is not normal.

      Since the start of Donald Trump’s presidential run, one question has quietly but urgently permeated the observations of concerned citizens: What is wrong with him? Constrained by the American Psychiatric Association’s “Goldwater rule,” which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to answer this question have shied away from discussing the issue at all. The public has thus been left to wonder whether he is mad, bad, or both.

      In THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP, twenty-seven psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health experts argue that, in Mr. Trump’s case, their moral and civic “duty to warn” America supersedes professional neutrality. They then explore Trump’s symptoms and potentially relevant diagnoses to find a complex, if also dangerously mad, man.

      Philip Zimbardo and Rosemary Sword, for instance, explain Trump’s impulsivity in terms of “unbridled and extreme present hedonism.” Craig Malkin writes on pathological narcissism and politics as a lethal mix. Gail Sheehy, on a lack of trust that exceeds paranoia. Lance Dodes, on sociopathy. Robert Jay Lifton, on the “malignant normality” that can set in everyday life if psychiatrists do not speak up.

      His madness is catching, too. From the trauma people have experienced under the Trump administration to the cult-like characteristics of his followers, he has created unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and beyond.

      It’s not all in our heads. It’s in his."

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    2. Thanks, Alan. I knew this was in the works. Great to see it's out!

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  2. This solar eclipse will be 60% where I live. But that's okay. The solar eclipse of 8 April 2024 will be total here!
    https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/7/25/16019892/solar-eclipse-2017-interactive-map
    Pretty cool that this one is taking place on Eldest*Granddaughter's Hogwart's (11th) Birthday!

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  3. So, how's everybody on this end of the Buh Bye Scaramucci Day? Can we have Spicey back? LOL!

    Meanwhile, North Korea is working hard to get a submarine that can launch a missile at the US. And all DT can say is "We handle everything."

    I wonder how much longer we have on the planet.

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    1. But, for a little comic relief:

      https://www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2017/07/31/hollywood-reacts-to-anthony-scaramucci-firing/23058585/#slide=6833733#fullscreen

      I like the post by Kate Hudson "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days." I also very much enjoyed a clip I saw on CNN that showed Dorothy on the Yellow Brick Road at the moment when Glinda disappears. And Dorothy saying, "My! People come and go so quickly here!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1QcIqeZWjc

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    2. I also wonder how much longer we have on the planet.

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  4. My kid's taking the grands to Charleston (S.C.) for the eclipse. Got the hotel room, got the glasses. Good to go.

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  5. Bloomberg columnist on Kelly as WH Chief of Staff.[Click] Hint: He doesn’t think highly of the idea or Kelly’s chances.

    —Alan

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