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I Believe Conservatism Is A Mental Illness

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    Who Better To Represent NRA Values Than This Guy

    News from The Onion....FAIRFAX, VA—Saying that he embodies the organization’s core values and beliefs, members of the National Rifle Association elected Aurora, CO mass shooter James Holmes as their new president Monday, sources confirmed. “Mr. Holmes is not only a...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response May 8, 2013

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    A Special Kind Of Crazy

    Zeeda Andrews is co-organizing a trucker rally and she’s a special kind of crazy. She thinks Obama is secretly Osama bin Laden and she’s gonna arrest him. You may have heard about the trucker rally that is being held in Washington, D.C. on October 11th. But you may not...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2013

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    The Daily Show Demonstrates That Even An FBI Hostage Negotiator Can’t Make A Deal With Republicans (video)

    The Daily Show Demonstrates That Even An FBI Hostage Negotiator Can’t Make A Deal With Republicans (VIDEO) Not she has no real answers as to WHY she wants to defund obamacare All she says it would be disastrous the worse,that they don't need government in healthcare, but no...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    The Conservative Crackup: How The Republican Party Lost Its Mind

    ( Credit: AP/Isaac Brekken)How a major, diverse political party became so dependent on the Tea Party's narrow range of strident voices In a recent article, I argued that the Republican Party has been captured by a faction whose political psychology makes it highly intransigent...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Aug 31, 2013

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    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Jul 3, 2013

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    Kicking The Beehive Conservative? No. Radical, Regressive, And Reckless? Yes.

    Like so many trained parrots, Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, and others on the left side of the political spectrum have acquired a bad habit of repeating the well-researched and well-tested catch-phrases of the Republican disinformation machine. This allows the Republican...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Jul 3, 2013

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    33 Quotes About Conservatives, Republicans That Liberals Should Know About

    33 Quotes About Conservatives/ Republicans That Liberals Should Know AboutWe all know what conservatives/Republicans are like. It’s just unfortunate that they don’t know it themselves. And if they do, that’s just sad. Many things have been said about conservatives...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response May 20, 2013

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    Why Is The Conservative Brain More Fearful? The Alternate Reality Right-Wingers Inhabit Is Terrifying

    Walk a mile in your ideological counterparts' shoes...if you dare. Photo Credit: ShutterStock.comMay 1, 2012  |   Consider for a moment just how terrifying it must be to live life as a true believer on the right. Reality is scary enough, but the alternative reality inhabited...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2013

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    It Is

    Conservatism today is fear of others who aren't just like them. One example is many of the homeschoolers that I've met. They are afraid their kids will be exposed to non-Christians, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, mixed "race" (what ever that is) and anyone else who isn't part of...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 5 Responses May 26, 2013

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    Sociopathy, Lack Of Empathy, Hypocritical Personality Complex, Authoritian Personality, asperger's syndrome, borderline personality disorder

    How could anyone seriously believe that the corporations are a-ok and pay their fair share of taxes (see all of the offshore tax havens that add up to over a trillion in tax dollars, enough to reverse the deficit and create a 200 billion dollar a year surplus) and yet the poor...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 10 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Jul 19, 2013

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    God Gave Us Guns: Rick Santorum - Proof Positive Conservatism Is A Mental Illness

    ''Yes, God and the Constitution are all about the right to buy products. Speaking of which, I wonder which gun would’ve been Jesus’ favorite''? Says Rick Santorum God Gave Us Guns, Says Rick Santorum Rick Santorum on Friday told the National Rifle Association Institute for...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F May 6, 2013

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    Insanity Of The Right Wing

    The specter of mental illness does indeed loom large over creationists, but they are not alone. Signs of psychopathology can also be seen among their political bedfellows, conservative Republicans, especially when you consider a wide range of illness indicators. In his award...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Feb 15, 2013

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    We Petition The Obama Administration To: Designate The Republican Party A Terrorist Organization For Repeatedly Threatening The Full Faith & Credit Of The U.s.a.

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/designate-republican-party-terrorist-organization-repeatedly-threatening-full-faith-credit-usa/vy1cgtk5please sign.
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    Truly Psychotic!

     The Three Most Disgusting, Psychotic Things from the NRA Convention Picking up where I left off the existence of the Second Amendment offers a patina of nobility, entitlement and providential sacrosanctity to psychotic behavior. The Second Amendment enables the gun culture...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response May 7, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I have people close to me in my life who have mental illness. I work on the business side of mental healthcare. Right now I am incredibly frustrated with someone near and dear to...
    dropdeadredhead dropdeadredhead 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    In my opinion, I don't think people really understand Mental Illness unless they experience too.
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Sometimes it's really hard, but I always need to keep going. I was hospitalized for two days for extreme panic attacks. The whole thing was absolute Hell. I've struggled with...
    stephaanicole stephaanicole 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    I have mental illness on my mother's side of the family. Schizophrenia to be exact. Horrible things have been endured by family members. My father has anxiety and so do I. I...
    caramelLova1 caramelLova1 31-35, F Jul 16

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    Hello.my names Alex and i have schizoaffective disorder, its a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar or depression in my case its depression. it feels so strange when i think...
    weirdalex21 weirdalex21 18-21, F Jul 9

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    This is a response I wrote to an anorexic woman. I'm bipolar, but I've talked to enough people with other kinds of mental illnesses to see we have a lot in common. I wrote this to...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M Jul 13

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    I'm torn. I'm torn about accepting the mental illness labels doctors have diagnosed me with, such as having bipolar and depression, because I don't want the labels to define me...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I'm new here. And I really wanted to post this, because I struggle with it everyday. And it is that I fear I have multiple mental illnesses. It feels really strange to post that...
    iHack iHack 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    so a few months ago my dad started heightening his abuse of me, it's verbal and emotional but sometimes it even gets like physical not like hurting me but more like forcing me out...
    atinyratsy atinyratsy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I have major depression, along with some other labels. And the one thing I learned about having this illness is that you can't let it win. I would have episodes that made...
    redhope redhope 18-21, F Jul 8

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    Paranoid schizophrenia. Had it for a long time now. I don't like it when some people pretend they have it just to get sympathy or sound cool, schizophrenia is terrifying sometimes...
    Roslein Roslein 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 4

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    Well I've had bi-polar for yrs now...I was diagnosed at 19 when I had my first break down...I've been on a lot of different type of medication over the years. I found that Abilify...
    dmlongobardo23 dmlongobardo23 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    One trend in particular that has been really getting to me, is the people who wear the "I Beat Anorexia" shirts as a joke. It ****** me off especially as someone who has dealt with...
    EowynElf EowynElf 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I have a 20 year old son that is bi-polar 1. He sucks the energy and life out of us. I love him but resent him and what this illness has taken from our marriage. I exercise...
    debbiedee623 debbiedee623 51-55, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am OCD (of to be really obsessive, in alphabetical order, I'm CDO). The main manifestation of this is excessive hands washing. But there are other things I do, tidiness things...
    Gaspard91 Gaspard91 22-25, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    It's difficult to overcome I agree but not impossible. With the right support for the right people everything gets a bit better and easier!
    Angelanorexic Angelanorexic 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    The definition of liberalism is the belief in moving forward. If things stayed the same forever and always where would we be?
    tonib123 tonib123 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    It's so hard. My teachers seem to think its my fault, but I can't control if I forget something. If I daydream about something worth my time. My iq is 117, so why can't I do...
    100problems 100problems 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    i dont want it anymore...... enough said
    justsometime1234 justsometime1234 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I just moved to another state to start school and I am having a rough transition with finding new doctors. The first psychiatrist I saw was rude and unhelpful, and I am really...
    Babaghanouj Babaghanouj 22-25, F Jul 6

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    I'm not really sure that what I have can be classified under anything specific.. I have 26 (and counting) voices in my head...? I mean, they all have there stories and...
    HaHaHarleyQuinn HaHaHarleyQuinn 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I have anorexia and bulimia. It all started after being doing laws with PTS disorder after having 3 brain haemorrhages
    itsana911 itsana911 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I am diagnosed with Schizo-Effective Disorder/ Chronic Depression, Audio + Visual hallucinations, and mood swings that can trigger the depression.
    MPost85 MPost85 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    Had Anxiety ever since I was twelve I'm fourteen now but it doesn't seem to get any better.
    Higgins14 Higgins14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I need help I think but I'm too scared
    heatherm10 heatherm10 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Diagnosed with anxiety and body dysmorphia at the age of 15, I struggle most with body dysmorphia as I've learnt how to handle my anxiety a bit better, anyway I always regret...
    Nirvanagirl Nirvanagirl 16-17 Jul 14

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    I'm not getting the help I need. I'm stuck in the same spot I've been in for 3 months. Being stagnant is not human - we are made to change & adapt. I have a limited time on this...
    lindsaymaegan lindsaymaegan 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    Hello guys I'm 16, it all started last year I went to a rave & people started offering me bars & blunts, well I didn't want to look like a wuss so I took a blunt & smoked it...
    Joman9 Joman9 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    i have MPD/DID... there are 8 personalities in my head.. i'm fine with it.. but everyone else thinks i'm crazy.. its hard to do mundane things like school.. i'm not allowed to...
    nekkie nekkie 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    I have MPD/DID. It's hard to live a real life. I can't focus enough. I don't have distinct personalities that I know take over. But I know I'm more than one person. How do other...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I have Adjustment Disorder with mixed anxiety and disorder, and yes I was diagnosed with it, not self-diagnosed. I feel depressed most of the times, I always get butterflies in my...
    Mikaylaxo Mikaylaxo 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 23

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    I have split personality disorder and it is becoming very difficult to remain one person all day. I'm feel like giving up I don't know where or who I am half the time. No insurance...
    enrichedreamer enrichedreamer 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I would love to be able to clear my mind for one minute!
    mandyownstimmy mandyownstimmy 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago