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On diagnosing mental illness
It used to be that diagnosing illness was the responsibility of medical professionals.

But now anyone can call public difference illness and delegate quick removal to conformity enforcement services.

Now we have a more bland mix in our melting pot.
It used to be that diagnosing illness was the responsibility of medical professionals. But now anyone can call public difference illness and delegate quick removal to conformity enforcement services. Now we have a more bland ...
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Wearables and more
Let us start to use emerging technologies and approaches which have the potential to shift health, medicine and biopharma from an intermittent and reactive physician-centric mode, to an era of more continuous data and a proactive approach in which the indiv...
Let us start to use emerging technologies and approaches which have the potential to shift health, medicine and biopharma from an intermittent and reactive physician-centric mode, to an era of more continuous data and a proac...
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Debt
About Greece, and defaulting on debt, ...

I've been thinking about the news about debt, Greece, defaulting, student loans, who can and who can't just wipe away a debt. There's a piece missing! Payment is a return on the use of the lender's asset. And in...
About Greece, and defaulting on debt, ... I've been thinking about the news about debt, Greece, defaulting, student loans, who can and who can't just wipe away a debt. There's a piece missing! Payment is a return on the use o...
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Just Blame The Victim
… so much attention to the abuse of prescription drugs, using heroin as an alternative when opiods are restricted, ... and no attention to the systemic causes of so much pain – poverty, diet, environmental pollution …
… so much attention to the abuse of prescription drugs, using heroin as an alternative when opiods are restricted, ... and no attention to the systemic causes of so much pain – poverty, diet, environmental pollution …
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About self-determination and avoiding medical intrusion
Don't tell; don't ask
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About writing
A computer, Word Perfect, and Santa Cruz's earthquake in 1989 and learning about reactions to shock (Bessel van der Kolk) in that context are what got me started writing. I've written a lot from the perspective of psychiatric disability, the years from 1986...
A computer, Word Perfect, and Santa Cruz's earthquake in 1989 and learning about reactions to shock (Bessel van der Kolk) in that context are what got me started writing. I've written a lot from the perspective of psychiatric...
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naive activism
... a lobby which has chosen disease as the simple explanation and restraint as the simple intervention for behaviors without a simple cause ...
... a lobby which has chosen disease as the simple explanation and restraint as the simple intervention for behaviors without a simple cause ...
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Thinking?
The more rules and laws, the more people delegate analysis and choice and common sense to compliance The existence of rules and laws lessens selecting the option to use analysis to determine one's own responsibility, to choose for oneself, so that soon the...
The more rules and laws, the more people delegate analysis and choice and common sense to compliance The existence of rules and laws lessens selecting the option to use analysis to determine one's own responsibility, to choos...
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Race v poverty
Both discrimination based on race and exclusion based on poverty have the same purpose, shoring up one group by diminishing another. Some groups have become white/acceptable (Irish, Catholics, some Latinos, Jews (maybe), … ); some individuals and groups ha...
Both discrimination based on race and exclusion based on poverty have the same purpose, shoring up one group by diminishing another. Some groups have become white/acceptable (Irish, Catholics, some Latinos, Jews (maybe), … );...
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Can there be autonomy without obligation?
To whom does my life belong: God (creator), the State (which invested in me through schooling, protections, … ), my smaller community (family, friends, colleagues who would all miss me and hurt at the loss), or myself (freedom/liberty … ). Can there be aut...
To whom does my life belong: God (creator), the State (which invested in me through schooling, protections, … ), my smaller community (family, friends, colleagues who would all miss me and hurt at the loss), or myself (freedo...
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About planning and about being present
When the teacher is ready, the student appears.
When the teacher is ready, the student appears.
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Militarization in Santa Cruz: The BearCat
Three goals:

1. Fix the broken City political process - SCRAM is successful here, smart and strong.

2. Open a dialog about risk, fear, othering, scare tactics, militarization ... I'd like to see a speaker's panel ... how opinion is formed, how police we...
Three goals: 1. Fix the broken City political process - SCRAM is successful here, smart and strong. 2. Open a dialog about risk, fear, othering, scare tactics, militarization ... I'd like to see a speaker's panel ... how opin...
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