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Brain Specialist - Trump Shows Classic Symptoms of Degenerative Brain Disease

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8 minutes ago, Evil Yoda said:

I'm unaware of any such study. However, in the modern era too many of them are consumed by greed.

Every year or two there is a study or poll of some sort.  

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolutionary-entertainment/201206/conservatism-mental-illness
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolutionary-entertainment/201310/conservatism-mental-illness-part-ii
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/393400/diagnosing-conservatism-mental-illness-ian-tuttle
http://reason.com/archives/2004/10/20/pathologizing-conservatism
 

There are many many links to this kind of thing.  I'm not saying they are serious studies, in fact I think they are ludicrous.  Disagreeing about the tax code is not a disease or disorder one way or the other.  

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30 minutes ago, Evil Yoda said:

Root causes: simple greed may be enough. Trump may think he's paying too much in taxes, and it's because "those lazy people" don't work hard enough so they depend on the government. And he means to fix that. That requires a deficit of compassion, which is not a disease. If you want my OPINION as an untrained individual, Trump's behavior suggests Pick's Disease. But, again, unqualified right here.

Leaders: Studies have shown that people who are less, shall we say, intellectually self-reliant, prefer strong leaders. They want to be told what to do. (This is not really stupid people, who tend to believe they are a lot smarter than they actually are, because they are not smart enough to conduct a competent self-assessment. It is at and slightly below average IQ, often lacking in curiosity and imagination.) Becoming a leader generally requires chiefly charisma, which means it is certainly possible for dumb and morally challenged individuals to reach such posts. Indeed, the immoral have an advantage over the moral: they have the same tools the moral man does, plus the additional tools only an immoral man will use. The higher up one goes in a leadership hierarchy, the less moral the leaders found there are likely to be.

There's a fine line between being compassionate and being taken for a sucker.

There is also no shortage of people willing to push against that line.

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8 minutes ago, VOSA said:

There's a fine line between being compassionate and being taken for a sucker.

There is also no shortage of people willing to push against that line.

:)

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40 minutes ago, blowboatbethesda said:

You wouldn't possibly have a link to that statement would you? I know of many people with conservative beliefs that are not "consumed" of anything, much less greedy, and are regular contributors to charitable organizations. 

Given your postulate; it must be safe to say that anyone with liberal beliefs are "consumed" with redistribution of the hard work and gain of others, further enabling the perpetration of a lesser societal more.

Of course not. It's an opinion, formed from watching them.

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38 minutes ago, VOSA said:

There's a fine line between being compassionate and being taken for a sucker.

There is also no shortage of people willing to push against that line.

And in the conservative community, we see people so determined not to be somehow taken advantage of that they stamp out even the dimmest spark of compassion in themselves.

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I should have been more succinct:

It doesn't matter if Trump has a mental illness, dementia, personality disorder or syphilis. We don't need to establish any of those to make a compelling case for perp-walking Cheeto-face out of the oval office-- or at least not re-electing him. 

In a way, it is almost better if mental health/acuity doesn't even enter the picture because his sycophants can then use that to make excuses for their support.

Much better to flush the political career of everyone involved on the "Trump Train." To do that we show they went into this mess knowing exactly what they were doing: culpable.

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7 hours ago, blowboatbethesda said:

Perhaps; hopefully the next election will see a far a far more viable candidate than the current officeholder's previous opposition. 

I have no doubt that we will. 

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19 hours ago, Evil Yoda said:

And in the conservative community, we see people so determined not to be somehow taken advantage of that they stamp out even the dimmest spark of compassion in themselves.

Same with the limousine liberals.

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The democrats are doing everything in their power to try and humiliate Trump and his family. Making fun of his wife's speaking voice and saying their son is mentally ill just so nice of them. You think trump acts like a jerk the media is neck and neck with him.

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48 minutes ago, daravenator said:

The democrats are doing everything in their power to try and humiliate Trump and his family. Making fun of his wife's speaking voice and saying their son is mentally ill just so nice of them. You think trump acts like a jerk the media is neck and neck with him.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.za/karen-jeynes/stop-your-dangerous-speculation-about-barron-trump_a_21660760/

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4 hours ago, daravenator said:

The democrats are doing everything in their power to try and humiliate Trump and his family. Making fun of his wife's speaking voice and saying their son is mentally ill just so nice of them. You think trump acts like a jerk the media is neck and neck with him.

Trump's wife might be a fair target, if she inserts herself into the political game. His son is not. And folks know even less about the boy than they do about Trump, so speculation of any kind as to his health is simply people telling tales.

Trump humiliates himself almost daily. It's not necessary for others to do that for him.

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17 hours ago, FatBoy said:

Yes, poor Barron.  Remember all the fuss about coming back from vacation with the "On your mark, tiger shark" t-shirt while mom and dad were dressed up.  Kid is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.  

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4 hours ago, Joba said:

LOL this will be a good thread to dig back up in 7 years. :lol:

Or a terribly sad one.

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On 12/18/2017 at 4:48 PM, Evil Yoda said:

And in the conservative community, we see people so determined not to be somehow taken advantage of that they stamp out even the dimmest spark of compassion in themselves.

That is a stretch.  Boulder, the most liberal town in the state is last in compassionate giving according to a recent poll.  The trouble with liberal compassion is that it generally consists of "Here, take my neighbor's money."  And there is a finders fee for the handouts...enough to make DC just about the richest area of the country.  

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3 hours ago, jdsample said:

That is a stretch.  Boulder, the most liberal town in the state is last in compassionate giving according to a recent poll.  The trouble with liberal compassion is that it generally consists of "Here, take my neighbor's money."  And there is a finders fee for the handouts...enough to make DC just about the richest area of the country.  

Liberals do tend to make the mistake of assuming the government's got everything handled. Indeed, they'd love it if the government handled more. That's their biggest flaw in my eyes.

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Trump’s New York Times Interview Is a Portrait of a Man in Cognitive Decline

excerpt;

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Over the past 30 years, I’ve seen my father and all of his siblings slide into the shadows and fog of Alzheimer’s Disease. (the president's father developed Alzheimer's in his 80s.) In 1984, Ronald Reagan debated Walter Mondale in Louisville and plainly had no idea where he was. (Would that someone on the panel had asked him. He’d have been stumped.) Not long afterwards, I was interviewing a prominent Alzheimer’s researcher for a book I was doing, and he said, “I saw the look on his face that I see every day in my clinic.” In the transcript of this interview, I hear in the president*’s words my late aunt’s story about how we all walked home from church in the snow one Christmas morning, an event I don’t recall, but that she remembered so vividly that she told the story every time I saw her for the last three years of her life.

In this interview, the president* is only intermittently coherent. He talks in semi-sentences and is always groping for something that sounds familiar, even if it makes no sense whatsoever and even if it blatantly contradicts something he said two minutes earlier. To my ears, anyway, this is more than the president*’s well-known allergy to the truth. This is a classic coping mechanism employed when language skills are coming apart. (My father used to give a thumbs up when someone asked him a question. That was one of the strategies he used to make sense of a world that was becoming quite foreign to him.) My guess? That’s part of the reason why it’s always “the failing New York Times,” and his 2016 opponent is “Crooked Hillary."

In addition, the president* exhibits the kind of stubbornness you see in patients when you try to relieve them of their car keys–or, as one social worker in rural North Carolina told me, their shotguns.....

.................................

We've never had to remove a Preznit for cognitive decline.  It's hard enough to take the car keys away from Grandpa, but Trump has the 'keys' to the nukes.

Trump's 'supporters' had best wake up and smell the bacon before it's too late.

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Thank you for that link/post.

The parallels are scary and obvious.

Or Trump could just be a sterotype rich idiot New Yorker. :D That by fate....aka....the electoral college ....or influence.....aka money....is now our  presumed 'Idiot and thief'.  :mad:

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18 minutes ago, gonzoliberal said:

Trump’s New York Times Interview Is a Portrait of a Man in Cognitive Decline

excerpt;

...

Over the past 30 years, I’ve seen my father and all of his siblings slide into the shadows and fog of Alzheimer’s Disease. (the president's father developed Alzheimer's in his 80s.) In 1984, Ronald Reagan debated Walter Mondale in Louisville and plainly had no idea where he was. (Would that someone on the panel had asked him. He’d have been stumped.) Not long afterwards, I was interviewing a prominent Alzheimer’s researcher for a book I was doing, and he said, “I saw the look on his face that I see every day in my clinic.” In the transcript of this interview, I hear in the president*’s words my late aunt’s story about how we all walked home from church in the snow one Christmas morning, an event I don’t recall, but that she remembered so vividly that she told the story every time I saw her for the last three years of her life.

In this interview, the president* is only intermittently coherent. He talks in semi-sentences and is always groping for something that sounds familiar, even if it makes no sense whatsoever and even if it blatantly contradicts something he said two minutes earlier. To my ears, anyway, this is more than the president*’s well-known allergy to the truth. This is a classic coping mechanism employed when language skills are coming apart. (My father used to give a thumbs up when someone asked him a question. That was one of the strategies he used to make sense of a world that was becoming quite foreign to him.) My guess? That’s part of the reason why it’s always “the failing New York Times,” and his 2016 opponent is “Crooked Hillary."

In addition, the president* exhibits the kind of stubbornness you see in patients when you try to relieve them of their car keys–or, as one social worker in rural North Carolina told me, their shotguns.....

.................................

We've never had to remove a Preznit for cognitive decline.  It's hard enough to take the car keys away from Grandpa, but Trump has the 'keys' to the nukes.

Trump's 'supporters' had best wake up and smell the bacon before it's too late.

Let's hope some Dr. can declare him not fit for duty and remove him for his own good and ours. VP  Pence is an experienced executive and knows the swamp. And he won't be vulnerable to blackmail like , well most swamp dwellers. The list of pay offs for sexual predators are about to come out and we need someone beyond reproach.

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Aaaand there's your natural backpedaling from jd's deceitful comment.

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58 minutes ago, Calamari said:

Aaaand there's your natural backpedaling from jd's deceitful comment.

Aaaan there's your naturally caustic debating style! :)

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On 12/20/2017 at 9:02 AM, Joba said:

LOL this will be a good thread to dig back up in 7 years. :lol:

They will just make up their own reality about it as usual.

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