What is psychology? If asked it can be thought to be the study of the human mind, an exploration of all that is possible and all that is impossible for a single human to accomplish. It can also be exploration of self, of self awareness and the infinite that is the thought process.

So what is psychology? It is not the ability to read the thoughts of others, to sense the underlying feelings of others and it is not the ability to talk someone out of any mental disorder. Rather it is to complete and change the understanding of any situation you are put it and self relate thus improving the situation.

"No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible." -Voltaire


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Studying Clinical Psychology/ Autism at CUNY Queens College
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nezua:

THE ONGOING SAGA OF THE FRAGILE WHITE

The Daily Show aired its long awaited segment on the Washington, D.C., NFL team name, in which fans were confronted by Natives on the set.
Before it even aired, the segment proved controversial. The satirical cable television news program had recruited team fans for the segment via Twitter; four were ultimately chosen to participate. But those participants told the Washington Post they felt like they were attacked.
Kelli O’Dell, who says it was unfair for The Daily Show to have her debate Amanda Blackhorse—the lead plaintiff in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc., which resulted in cancelling six of the team’s trademarks—says she felt like she was placed “in danger.” O’Dell later called authorities to pull The Daily Show tapes she had consented to appear on:

Two days later, O’Dell said she called D.C. police and tried to submit a police report, but authorities told her no crime had been committed.


People want their right to be racist. But the minute they approach facing real life consequences—and mild ones, given what they should expect for years of violence and slurs—look how they shake and cry. Look how they flee and fly to the po-lice, understanding fully the institutional role played by cops.

nezua:

THE ONGOING SAGA OF THE FRAGILE WHITE

The Daily Show aired its long awaited segment on the Washington, D.C., NFL team name, in which fans were confronted by Natives on the set.

Before it even aired, the segment proved controversial. The satirical cable television news program had recruited team fans for the segment via Twitter; four were ultimately chosen to participate. But those participants told the Washington Post they felt like they were attacked.

Kelli O’Dell, who says it was unfair for The Daily Show to have her debate Amanda Blackhorse—the lead plaintiff in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc., which resulted in cancelling six of the team’s trademarks—says she felt like she was placed “in danger.” O’Dell later called authorities to pull The Daily Show tapes she had consented to appear on:

Two days later, O’Dell said she called D.C. police and tried to submit a police report, but authorities told her no crime had been committed.

People want their right to be racist. But the minute they approach facing real life consequences—and mild ones, given what they should expect for years of violence and slurs—look how they shake and cry. Look how they flee and fly to the po-lice, understanding fully the institutional role played by cops.

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Today, Ferguson is prepared to “keep it moving.”

September 28th

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takealookatyourlife:

This is hilarious in the darkest way because this tree is holding the dead corpse of one of the other trees

takealookatyourlife:

This is hilarious in the darkest way because this tree is holding the dead corpse of one of the other trees

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Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul.
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assholeofday:

Greg Gutfield, Asshole of the Day for September 25, 2014
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
Republicans tell us there is no War On Women, and in fact just this week Ann Romney said that accusations of Republicans War on Women were “ridiculous” and “offensive”. I guess she is ignorant of all the restrictions on birth control and abortion Republicans have pushed through the last few years, as well as their ongoing opposition to the Violence Against Women Act and equal pay laws.
Or maybe she just doesn’t watch Fox News. Because if she had, she would have seen two male hosts mock a female pilot that a female host was praising:

Kimberly Guilfoyle took a moment to salute Major Mariam Al Mansouri, who reportedly led her country’s airstrikes Monday against the Islamic State. Guilfoyle noted how rich it was that an Arab woman was leading the charge against the militant group, given that women aren’t even allowed to drive in some countries in the region.
"The problem is after she bombed it she couldn’t park it," co-host Greg Gutfield quipped. “I salute her.”
"Would that be considered boobs on the ground or no?" Eric Bolling chimed in.

Even their co-host wondered “why did they ruin my thing?” after.
Yes, we ask, why can’t these men restrain themselves from shitting on a woman’s achievement in an area that women have historically been excluded from? Why do they feel that on air on Fox News they can do this?
Because they completely lack any empathy for the struggles of women, or frankly anyone less fortunate than their white male asses. Their only point of view is their own.
It is reassuring that not only did Guilfoyle express her frustration with them but also that later so did Greta Van Susteren. We can only hope that someone breaks through and these two assholes think twice before doing it again. But it’s Fox News, so we’re not hopeful.
Now there were two assholes here, but we don’t give out group awards. Of the two, Greg Gutfield was first and his comment played on sexist stereotypes as well, so it he is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Greg Gutfield’s first time as Asshole of the Day, but one of many, many Fox News personalities to be featured here.
Full story: Talking Points Memo.

assholeofday:

Greg Gutfield, Asshole of the Day for September 25, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Republicans tell us there is no War On Women, and in fact just this week Ann Romney said that accusations of Republicans War on Women were “ridiculous” and “offensive”. I guess she is ignorant of all the restrictions on birth control and abortion Republicans have pushed through the last few years, as well as their ongoing opposition to the Violence Against Women Act and equal pay laws.

Or maybe she just doesn’t watch Fox News. Because if she had, she would have seen two male hosts mock a female pilot that a female host was praising:

Kimberly Guilfoyle took a moment to salute Major Mariam Al Mansouri, who reportedly led her country’s airstrikes Monday against the Islamic State. Guilfoyle noted how rich it was that an Arab woman was leading the charge against the militant group, given that women aren’t even allowed to drive in some countries in the region.

"The problem is after she bombed it she couldn’t park it," co-host Greg Gutfield quipped. “I salute her.”

"Would that be considered boobs on the ground or no?" Eric Bolling chimed in.

Even their co-host wondered “why did they ruin my thing?” after.

Yes, we ask, why can’t these men restrain themselves from shitting on a woman’s achievement in an area that women have historically been excluded from? Why do they feel that on air on Fox News they can do this?

Because they completely lack any empathy for the struggles of women, or frankly anyone less fortunate than their white male asses. Their only point of view is their own.

It is reassuring that not only did Guilfoyle express her frustration with them but also that later so did Greta Van Susteren. We can only hope that someone breaks through and these two assholes think twice before doing it again. But it’s Fox News, so we’re not hopeful.

Now there were two assholes here, but we don’t give out group awards. Of the two, Greg Gutfield was first and his comment played on sexist stereotypes as well, so it he is the Asshole of the Day.

It is Greg Gutfield’s first time as Asshole of the Day, but one of many, many Fox News personalities to be featured here.

Full story: Talking Points Memo.

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oinonio:

My Parents Open Carry: A Childrens Book » The Worst Things For Sale:

The creepy eyes of My Parents Open Carry seem like a hallmark of bad drawing, but there’s a deeper truth here. Anyone who wears a gun on their belt when they go to the store is an insane, creepy asshole. Without dipping into the pool of argument that constitutes firearm politics in the United States, we can all agree that a dead-eyed couple wearing guns on their belts in the bologna aisle at Wal-Mart are assholes.

I’m not talking about rights or self-defense. I’m talking about a man squeezing and examining the diaper packages, and the metal of his gun clangs against the modular shelving, over and over, as he stands on tip-toe, working his fingers to the back of the shelf to get some Huggies no one has touched.

oinonio:

My Parents Open Carry: A Childrens Book » The Worst Things For Sale:

The creepy eyes of My Parents Open Carry seem like a hallmark of bad drawing, but there’s a deeper truth here. Anyone who wears a gun on their belt when they go to the store is an insane, creepy asshole. Without dipping into the pool of argument that constitutes firearm politics in the United States, we can all agree that a dead-eyed couple wearing guns on their belts in the bologna aisle at Wal-Mart are assholes.

I’m not talking about rights or self-defense. I’m talking about a man squeezing and examining the diaper packages, and the metal of his gun clangs against the modular shelving, over and over, as he stands on tip-toe, working his fingers to the back of the shelf to get some Huggies no one has touched.

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beingliberal:

End the endless war and take care of our veterans.
Image via Worley Dervish, also on Facebook and Twitter.

beingliberal:

End the endless war and take care of our veterans.

Image via Worley Dervish, also on Facebook and Twitter.

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iammyfather:

That’s why she is in Congress, they stopped her confirmation and she showed them.

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justinspoliticalcorner:

h/t: Kyle Mantlya at RWW

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ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

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thepeoplesrecord:

The Ferguson protests aren’t over. Here’s why they picked up again this week
September 29, 2014

A desecrated memorial and comments from a police chief this week brought the simmering tensions between the black residents of Ferguson, Missouri, and local law enforcement to a boil once again, sparking an escalation in protests in the St. Louis suburb during the past several days.

These latest protests were the largest and most volatile since the initial demonstrations that took place for several weeks after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brownon August 9. The first few weeks of protests, which played out through much of August, captured national media attention as demonstrators took to the streets to speak out against what many saw as a history of discrimination by the local government and police against the black community.

Throughout most of September, the tensions appeared to die down. But a couple of events this week, starting with a burned memorial to Brown, were enough to reinvigorate the protests, indicating that the underlying issues and racial tensions in Ferguson are far from resolved.

A desecrated memorial and comments from a police chief this week brought the simmering tensions between the black residents of Ferguson, Missouri, and local law enforcement to a boil once again, sparking an escalation in protests in the St. Louis suburb during the past several days.

These latest protests were the largest and most volatile since the initial demonstrations that took place for several weeks after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brownon August 9. The first few weeks of protests, which played out through much of August, captured national media attention as demonstrators took to the streets to speak out against what many saw as a history of discrimination by the local government and police against the black community.

Throughout most of September, the tensions appeared to die down. But a couple of events this week, starting with a burned memorial to Brown, were enough to reinvigorate the protests, indicating that the underlying issues and racial tensions in Ferguson are far from resolved.

Some residents suggested to St. Louis TV station KSDK that the fire was intentional. “We know it wasn’t an accident,” one protester told KSDK. “You know how many people live over there that seen it from the beginning? I mean it’s just a big old flame. You could tell the way it was set.”

The ensuing protests at Canfield and West Florissant streets, where much of the initial demonstrations took place, at times got violent. CNN reported five arrests after people threatened police with gunshots, rocks, and bottles, and one person reportedly threw a Molotov cocktail at a parking structure. Two officers were injured, and one business was broken into, Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson told media.

Perhaps in response to the Tuesday protest, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, in a video posted Thursday, recognized several of his police department’s mistakes in the aftermath of the shooting. The apology was long sought by the Brown family and protesters.

Jackson apologized to the Brown family for keeping Brown’s body in the street for hours as officers investigated the scene. He also acknowledged the feelings of distrust toward the police within Ferguson’s black community, and he appeared to express some regret for how police, which at first responded with a militarized presence to largely peaceful demonstrators, handled the protests.

"The right of the people to peacefully assemble is what the police are here to protect," he said. "If anyone who was peacefully exercising that right is upset and angry, I feel responsible, and I’m sorry."

But the day before, on Wednesday, Jackson told CNN that police will continue using riot gear if the situation escalates. “We cannot have nights like last night,” he said “We can’t have actions like last night that can result in injury or death. Those will not be tolerated.”

In another interview with CNN, Jackson also said that, despite his mistakes, he will not step down. “I’ve talked to a lot of people who have initially called for [my resignation] and then have changed their mind after having meetings and discussions about moving forward,” Jackson said. “Realistically, I’m going to stay here and see this through. You know, this is mine, and I’m taking ownership of it.”

Demonstrators appeared to take Jackson’s video apology as too little, too late. They again took to the streets on Thursday night and the weekend, some reportedly demanding that the police chief resign. Despite Jackson’s attempt to march with protesters on Thursday night, the situation once again escalated into violent clashes and arrests.

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solar-citrus:

You would be surprised with how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment.  People hide it like a paper bag over their heads out of fear of being judged, made fun of, seen as weak, or just not taken seriously.  Depression should not be taken lightly, it holds us down from our purpose and potential in life.  Those who tell you that it doesn’t exist have never experienced depression in their life, therefore not understanding the symptoms and how it’s something that cannot be fixed in a day!  So if you think you are depressed or if you think you know someone else who is, please talk to a friend, a family member, or anyone else in your life that you trust - never overlook the possibility of seeing a doctor for more professional help!!  Your feelings are real, your feelings are shared upon millions.  Don’t hide it, talk to someone about it.  With the right help, you can rediscover your confidence and begin life anew with our undying love and support!

We are right here!!

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ladyantebellossom:

Republicans watching gay pride parade

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rodham-clinton:

really all you need to know about the american health care system is that there’s a popular tv series where a man turns to cooking industrial quantities of crystal meth in order to pay his hospital bills

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