Archive for December 2013

CMB Music: BBC Symphony Orchestra – “Auld Lang Syne”   Leave a comment

…and so, we see 2013 off into the history books…farewell, 2013, and hello to 2014!

Posted December 31, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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Fox News analyst suggests extra-constitutional measures to protect Constitution from Obama   Leave a comment

The more I read Gen. Vallely’s words, the more I can’t help but wonder if the right has once-and-for-all truly gone off-the-rails…I mean, in a sane world, wouldn’t his words be considered seditious, if not outright treasonous?

The Fifth Column

The hatred for this president is unprecedented.   Barack Obama taught Constitutional Law, he’s an attorney for heaven’s sake.

The wing-nut hysteria over the President is rather hilarious.  They refuse to recognize his bona fides and instead make him out to be the most ignorant foreign-born usurper ever to occupy the White House.

I’ve said it before:  history will not look kindly on those fools who accuse the President of the most outrageous and false offenses…

The Raw Story

A retired general and Fox News analyst has prescribed a regimen of extra-constitutional measures to protect the Constitution from President Barack Obama.

“We need to get off our derrieres, march at the state capitol, march in Washington (and) make citizens arrests,” said conservative activist and retired Major Gen. Paul E. Vallely.

He said the president and his allies in Congress were “conducting treason,” “violating our Constitution and violating our laws,”…

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Posted December 31, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

CMB Music: Gerry & the Peacemakers – “You’ll Never Walk Alone”   Leave a comment

…why, yes, I am indeed a fan of Liverpool F.C.,…no, I ain’t apologizing for it, either! 😛

Posted December 30, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan: ‘We should sign players with number eight in their birth dates’   Leave a comment

Just when you thought Vincent Tan couldn’t sink any lower as Cardiff City owner, he once again proves us wrong…though in this case, you really have to wonder if he hasn’t just gone, once-and-for-all, completely off-the-rails this time…

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Vincent Tan has already drawn comparisons by many as a bond villain masquerading as a Premier League owner, amongst several other undesirable titles.

But the man who changed Cardiff City’s famous blue colors to red, to reportedly boost shirt sales in his native land of Malaysia, has now got another great idea from his homeland: players who have the number eight in their birthdates should be the ones Cardiff go after in the January transfer window.

I’ve heard it all now…

Tan has enraged almost every single Cardiff City fan on the planet, by first changing their kit color, then ridiculing much-loved manager Malky Mackay publicly and eventually sacking him. Then on Sunday he was seen live on TV booing his own players off the pitch after they let a 2-0 lead slip against Sunderland, drawing 2-2 late in the game. Prior to their last few…

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Posted December 30, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

CMB Music: Kasabian – Live At The O2 Arena, New Years’ 2011-2012   Leave a comment

Well, the year has come to an end…time to relax and enjoy the music; this week’s year-ending concert comes to us from London’s O2 Arena and Kasabian…enjoy! 🙂

Posted December 29, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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Nonconformity & Freethinking Now Considered…Mental Illnesses?   1 comment

Maybe its’ just me but I think the psych community has way too much damn time on their hands…

Is nonconformity and freethinking a mental illness? According to the newest addition of the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), it certainly is. The manual identifies a new mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. Defined as an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,” symptoms include questioning authority, negativity, defiance, argumentativeness, and being easily annoyed.

The DSM-IV is the manual used by psychiatrists to diagnose mental illnesses and, with each new edition, there are scores of new mental illnesses. Are we becoming sicker? Is it getting harder to be mentally healthy? Authors of the DSM-IV say that it’s because they’re better able to identify these illnesses today. Critics charge that it’s because they have too much time on their hands.(The Unbounded Spirit)

And they would be right, especially given what the DSM considers to be “oppositional defiant disorder”…

New mental illnesses identified by the DSM-IV include arrogance, narcissism, above-average creativity, cynicism, and antisocial behavior. In the past, these were called “personality traits,” but now they’re diseases.(The Unbounded Spirit)

Think about that bolded part in the quote above…for reasons known only to God (and the psychiatric world), what the average person would consider to be personality traits or quirks that individuals possess are now considered mental illnesses? 

WTF? No, really…..what the fuck?

Given the nature of how mental illness (and the treatments thereof) has been used as a societal cudgel to force people into conformity, this should scare any honest, freethinking, nonconformist to no end…

…and to the psych community: what’s next? Forced commitment for anyone who’s a non-conformist? A freethinking, creative person? What’s next?

Posted December 29, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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CMB Music: iReedMan – “Thrown Under The Bus”   Leave a comment

As I listen to this song, I can’t help but remember what happened today to now-former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay and think, ‘Yep, he got thrown under the bus…but Mackay’s still a better individual than the P-O-S that owns Cardiff City F.C.,…just saying, folks.

Posted December 27, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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