Police corruption and official misconduct

It’s part of the Democratic Party (or RINO = Republican In Name Only) political machine in any given city in America. “America,” I say, but we can definitely include Toronto on that score. 2 Toronto police officers charged with misconduct in Tess Richey homicide caseLatino, possibly? Cops were looking the other way. They use the […]

Are makeup and jewelry sinful?

As preached in some ultra-conservative churchs. They want to get little girls on board with adult cosmetics. New York (CNN Business) — Ulta Beauty is opening up mini cosmetics shops inside of Target stores starting next year to try to sell makeup and skincare to more shoppers. — CNN: Ulta is opening up mini shops inside Target […]

MH and vice

More on Psychology Today. For Women, Low Sexual Desire Comes in Two Forms: New research explores the types of women who experience low sexual desire. The practices of psychology and psychiatry are all about “healing” people by forcing regimens of diet, drugs, and / or therapy on them against their will. Someone has an agenda […]

Why is it wrong to cut hands off thieves?

Under the country’s strict Islamic penal code, theft “on the first occasion” is punishable by the amputation of up to four fingers. In most cases, however, prison sentences are handed down for theft instead — and the most severe punishments are generally only handed down to adults. — Iranian teens convicted of stealing reportedly will […]

Locker-room bully policies

For example, very little will stand in the way of Biden’s pledge to allow transgender service members to serve openly in the military. It would take only an executive order to reverse Trump’s 2017 ban on most transgender Americans from joining the military. This is because “there will be no need to redevelop guidance, restudy options, redraft […]

The MH industry has run amok

Let’s take a look at a few articles posted recently at Psychology Today. Juvenile Court Clinic Evaluations: A palette of forensic psychology assessments Performing Court-Ordered Psychological Evaluations: Vital assessments are conducted by forensic psychology professionals in courts. What is Forensic Psychopathology? What you need to know about this specialized discipline. The word “forensic” means, literally, […]

Modern medicine and backsliding popes

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye’s sake. And if he smite out […]

Is COVID-19 a cover for the new Holocaust?

The headlines are ominous. A sacrifice for or of “many, many people” is a little bit too much to ask in the face of a perceived epidemic of a virus of unknown etiology. CNBC: WHO says getting the worsening Covid outbreak under control may require ‘sacrifice for many, many people’ Oxford Academic | The Journals […]

Intimate pronouns

Verbosity, lexical richness, and repetitiveness was assessed by using metrics such as number of words, number of unique words, and frequencies of repetitions (Fig. 3). Misspellings, use of punctuation, and uppercasing were analyzed to assess writing performance and style. Language-modeling analyses were performed to model the distributions of word sequences. Syntactic complexity was assessed through analysis […]

Judge Carney up for re-election

Alaska Supreme Court Justice Susan Carney is facing an organized campaign against her retention this fall, amid tension with Alaska’s executive branch over a larger conservative goal of dismantling the state’s system for selecting judges. — Once quiet, Alaska judicial retention campaigns have become a battleground for conservatives There’s a “county sheriff” problem with “registered sex offenders” […]