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YYW
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1/11/2016 11:02:12 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
This is a list of topics I'm interested in. Let me know if some are more interesting than others:

1. Psychology/psychiatry's largess/overreach.

2. Social science's largess/overreach.

3. Problems with academia, and what not to major in while in college (from my own experience), and outrage politics, feigned victimhood in the social sciences and humanities, the onslaught of anti-intellectualism and learned irrationality in higher learning (ironic, I know).

4. Why colleges accept stupid people who are black, latino or any member of any "minority" group into meaningless graduate programs (i.e. social science, english, history, psychology, etc.). (Basically why affirmative action works differently in medicine, law, engineering, and business than in anything else.)

5. Why business and psychiatry/psychology attract so many psychopaths.

I'm also open to suggestions.
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1/11/2016 11:07:23 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
Cracked.com actually did a pretty good article that touched on #5. Title was something along the lines of, "why you've encountered a psychopath today(and likely had no idea). One of the sections in it details why managerial positions in businesses favor people with psychopathic tendencies.
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1/11/2016 11:08:36 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/11/2016 11:07:23 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
Cracked.com actually did a pretty good article that touched on #5. Title was something along the lines of, "why you've encountered a psychopath today(and likely had no idea). One of the sections in it details why managerial positions in businesses favor people with psychopathic tendencies.

Link?
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1/11/2016 11:22:53 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
http://www.cracked.com...

I was way off in the title, but still, good read. Cracked.com in general is a good website with some interesting articles.
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1/12/2016 12:13:40 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
I'd like to hear the story about your break up with Bsh1, if that's not too personal (which it obviously is, but oh well).
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1/12/2016 12:21:05 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/12/2016 12:13:40 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
I'd like to hear the story about your break up with Bsh1, if that's not too personal (which it obviously is, but oh well).

What could possibly motivate you to do this? On what world is such a thing acceptable? Was the last drama eruption insufficient to satiate you? You didn't even demonstrate the decency to ask in a PM. No, you go and open with a response obviously designed to incite retaliation (judging by how you mimicked the OP's opening request) and followed that up with plausible deniability with a little 'oh, if it's not too much trouble' at the end. Honestly, Dylan. I expected better.
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1/12/2016 12:23:02 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/12/2016 12:21:05 AM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 1/12/2016 12:13:40 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
I'd like to hear the story about your break up with Bsh1, if that's not too personal (which it obviously is, but oh well).

What could possibly motivate you to do this? On what world is such a thing acceptable? Was the last drama eruption insufficient to satiate you? You didn't even demonstrate the decency to ask in a PM. No, you go and open with a response obviously designed to incite retaliation (judging by how you mimicked the OP's opening request) and followed that up with plausible deniability with a little 'oh, if it's not too much trouble' at the end. Honestly, Dylan. I expected better.

I'd like to initiate my plausible deniability now.
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1/12/2016 12:24:53 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/12/2016 12:23:02 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 1/12/2016 12:21:05 AM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 1/12/2016 12:13:40 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
I'd like to hear the story about your break up with Bsh1, if that's not too personal (which it obviously is, but oh well).

What could possibly motivate you to do this? On what world is such a thing acceptable? Was the last drama eruption insufficient to satiate you? You didn't even demonstrate the decency to ask in a PM. No, you go and open with a response obviously designed to incite retaliation (judging by how you mimicked the OP's opening request) and followed that up with plausible deniability with a little 'oh, if it's not too much trouble' at the end. Honestly, Dylan. I expected better.

I'd like to initiate my plausible deniability now.


Of course you would. Except I believe you're too smart to have built such malice unintentionally, so I have to assume it was deliberate.
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1/12/2016 12:27:50 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
Write about the pettiness of the average person.
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1/12/2016 12:29:24 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/11/2016 11:02:12 PM, YYW wrote:
1. Psychology/psychiatry's largess/overreach.

This. If you don't, I might. It's something I've been thinking about a lot recently.
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1/12/2016 12:31:58 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/12/2016 12:21:05 AM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 1/12/2016 12:13:40 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
I'd like to hear the story about your break up with Bsh1, if that's not too personal (which it obviously is, but oh well).

What could possibly motivate you to do this? On what world is such a thing acceptable? Was the last drama eruption insufficient to satiate you? You didn't even demonstrate the decency to ask in a PM. No, you go and open with a response obviously designed to incite retaliation (judging by how you mimicked the OP's opening request) and followed that up with plausible deniability with a little 'oh, if it's not too much trouble' at the end. Honestly, Dylan. I expected better.

I appreciate your response to this, Endark.
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1/12/2016 12:32:55 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/12/2016 12:29:24 AM, FourTrouble wrote:
At 1/11/2016 11:02:12 PM, YYW wrote:
1. Psychology/psychiatry's largess/overreach.

This. If you don't, I might. It's something I've been thinking about a lot recently.

To clarify, I'm interested in the legal side of this. I assumed that's what you meant by overreach but just realized you might have been thinking of something else.
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1/12/2016 12:34:35 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/12/2016 12:32:55 AM, FourTrouble wrote:
At 1/12/2016 12:29:24 AM, FourTrouble wrote:
At 1/11/2016 11:02:12 PM, YYW wrote:
1. Psychology/psychiatry's largess/overreach.

This. If you don't, I might. It's something I've been thinking about a lot recently.

To clarify, I'm interested in the legal side of this. I assumed that's what you meant by overreach but just realized you might have been thinking of something else.

There are legal implications to what I would write, but the legal aspect of it isn't what I'm interested in primarily.

What I'm mainly interested in is how psychiatry discredits itself.
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1/12/2016 12:35:50 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/12/2016 12:31:58 AM, YYW wrote:
At 1/12/2016 12:21:05 AM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 1/12/2016 12:13:40 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
I'd like to hear the story about your break up with Bsh1, if that's not too personal (which it obviously is, but oh well).

What could possibly motivate you to do this? On what world is such a thing acceptable? Was the last drama eruption insufficient to satiate you? You didn't even demonstrate the decency to ask in a PM. No, you go and open with a response obviously designed to incite retaliation (judging by how you mimicked the OP's opening request) and followed that up with plausible deniability with a little 'oh, if it's not too much trouble' at the end. Honestly, Dylan. I expected better.

I appreciate your response to this, Endark.

Anytime. :-)
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1/12/2016 12:38:39 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/12/2016 12:34:35 AM, YYW wrote:
What I'm mainly interested in is how psychiatry discredits itself.

Well, the answer to that is pretty straightforward - its funded almost entirely by pharma, lol... like, most psychiatrists don't even know how the drugs they prescribe actually work, pretty sad state of affairs.
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1/12/2016 12:39:43 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
Talk about patriarchy, and why and how it oppresses women.
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1/12/2016 1:16:34 AM
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At 1/12/2016 12:39:43 AM, Rosalie wrote:
Talk about patriarchy, and why and how it oppresses women.

That's even more retarded than Dylancatlow's topic.
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1/12/2016 1:17:25 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/11/2016 11:02:12 PM, YYW wrote:

4. Why colleges accept stupid people who are black, latino or any member of any "minority" group into meaningless graduate programs (i.e. social science, english, history, psychology, etc.). (Basically why affirmative action works differently in medicine, law, engineering, and business than in anything else.)

This, please. I'm somewhat conflicted on the topic of affirmative action.
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1/12/2016 1:18:22 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/12/2016 1:16:34 AM, spacetime wrote:
At 1/12/2016 12:39:43 AM, Rosalie wrote:
Talk about patriarchy, and why and how it oppresses women.

That's even more retarded than Dylancatlow's topic.

Lol...typical response from a man ;)
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1/12/2016 1:38:15 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/12/2016 12:39:43 AM, Rosalie wrote:
Talk about patriarchy, and why and how it oppresses women.

It doesn't.
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1/12/2016 1:39:11 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/12/2016 1:38:15 AM, YYW wrote:
At 1/12/2016 12:39:43 AM, Rosalie wrote:
Talk about patriarchy, and why and how it oppresses women.

It doesn't.

Actually it does. But that's a whole nother discussion.
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1/12/2016 1:39:13 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/12/2016 12:38:39 AM, FourTrouble wrote:
At 1/12/2016 12:34:35 AM, YYW wrote:
What I'm mainly interested in is how psychiatry discredits itself.

Well, the answer to that is pretty straightforward - its funded almost entirely by pharma, lol... like, most psychiatrists don't even know how the drugs they prescribe actually work, pretty sad state of affairs.

That's one reason, but not the most significant one by any measure.
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1/12/2016 2:07:44 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/12/2016 1:39:11 AM, Rosalie wrote:
At 1/12/2016 1:38:15 AM, YYW wrote:
At 1/12/2016 12:39:43 AM, Rosalie wrote:
Talk about patriarchy, and why and how it oppresses women.

It doesn't.

Actually it does. But that's a whole nother discussion.

You're only saying that because you took womens studies 101 and now think you're an expert
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1/12/2016 2:10:13 AM
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At 1/12/2016 2:07:44 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 1/12/2016 1:39:11 AM, Rosalie wrote:
At 1/12/2016 1:38:15 AM, YYW wrote:
At 1/12/2016 12:39:43 AM, Rosalie wrote:
Talk about patriarchy, and why and how it oppresses women.

It doesn't.

Actually it does. But that's a whole nother discussion.

You're only saying that because you took womens studies 101 and now think you're an expert

Women studies 101, is there such a thing? But no, you're wrong. I've take 5 Women Studies classes thus far.
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1/12/2016 2:10:57 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/12/2016 2:07:44 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 1/12/2016 1:39:11 AM, Rosalie wrote:
At 1/12/2016 1:38:15 AM, YYW wrote:
At 1/12/2016 12:39:43 AM, Rosalie wrote:
Talk about patriarchy, and why and how it oppresses women.

It doesn't.

Actually it does. But that's a whole nother discussion.

You're only saying that because you took womens studies 101 and now think you're an expert

I'm getting a minor in WMST's XD
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1/12/2016 2:12:36 AM
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Why are those meaningless graduate programs?
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1/12/2016 2:21:31 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/12/2016 2:10:13 AM, Rosalie wrote:
At 1/12/2016 2:07:44 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 1/12/2016 1:39:11 AM, Rosalie wrote:
At 1/12/2016 1:38:15 AM, YYW wrote:
At 1/12/2016 12:39:43 AM, Rosalie wrote:
Talk about patriarchy, and why and how it oppresses women.

It doesn't.

Actually it does. But that's a whole nother discussion.

You're only saying that because you took womens studies 101 and now think you're an expert

Women studies 101, is there such a thing? But no, you're wrong. I've take 5 Women Studies classes thus far.

Wow please call your parents right now and apologize for wasting so much of their money....
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1/12/2016 2:25:16 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/12/2016 2:21:31 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 1/12/2016 2:10:13 AM, Rosalie wrote:
At 1/12/2016 2:07:44 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 1/12/2016 1:39:11 AM, Rosalie wrote:
At 1/12/2016 1:38:15 AM, YYW wrote:
At 1/12/2016 12:39:43 AM, Rosalie wrote:
Talk about patriarchy, and why and how it oppresses women.

It doesn't.

Actually it does. But that's a whole nother discussion.

You're only saying that because you took womens studies 101 and now think you're an expert

Women studies 101, is there such a thing? But no, you're wrong. I've take 5 Women Studies classes thus far.

Wow please call your parents right now and apologize for wasting so much of their money....

My parents don't pay for anything. I love how you're talking shi* all because you don't know anything about the topic. :) typical thett.
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1/12/2016 2:27:23 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/12/2016 2:25:16 AM, Rosalie wrote:
At 1/12/2016 2:21:31 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 1/12/2016 2:10:13 AM, Rosalie wrote:
At 1/12/2016 2:07:44 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 1/12/2016 1:39:11 AM, Rosalie wrote:
At 1/12/2016 1:38:15 AM, YYW wrote:
At 1/12/2016 12:39:43 AM, Rosalie wrote:
Talk about patriarchy, and why and how it oppresses women.

It doesn't.

Actually it does. But that's a whole nother discussion.

You're only saying that because you took womens studies 101 and now think you're an expert

Women studies 101, is there such a thing? But no, you're wrong. I've take 5 Women Studies classes thus far.

Wow please call your parents right now and apologize for wasting so much of their money....

My parents don't pay for anything. I love how you're talking shi* all because you don't know anything about the topic. :) typical thett.

I see...so what you're saying is that the cost will go to us men to care for you with our taxes after you default on your student loan debt
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"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

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1/12/2016 2:27:47 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/12/2016 2:12:36 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Why are those meaningless graduate programs?

What's the difference between a large pizza and a History major?

A large pizza can feed a family of four.
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