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Saturday, April 2, 2016

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Institute for the Study of the Neurologically Typical

Institute for the Study of the Neurologically Typical



What Is NT?

Neurotypical syndrome is a neurobiological disorder characterized by preoccupation with social concerns, delusions of superiority, and obsession with conformity.
Neurotypical individuals often assume that their experience of the world is either the only one, or the only correct one. NTs find it difficult to be alone. NTs are often intolerant of seemingly minor differences in others. When in groups NTs are socially and behaviorally rigid, and frequently insist upon the performance of dysfunctional, destructive, and even impossible rituals as a way of maintaining group identity. NTs find it difficult to communicate directly, and have a much higher incidence of lying as compared to persons on the autistic spectrum.
NT is believed to be genetic in origin. Autopsies have shown the brain of the neurotypical is typically smaller than that of an autistic individual and may have overdeveloped areas related to social behavior.

How Common Is It?

Tragically, as many as 9625 out of every 10,000 individuals may be neurotypical.

Are There Any Treatments For NT?

There is no known cure for Neurotypical Syndrome.
However, many NTs have learned to compensate for their disabilities and interact normally with autistic persons.

Could I be NT?

Papers and Abstracts

The Theory of Social Delusion
NT Social Skills Deficiencies: A Case Study
The Sal and Anne Test: Implications, and Theory of Mind
Riviera N. The Sal and Annie Test: Implications, and Theory of Mind. Journal of Neurologic Obfuscation. 1998(8):302-987
Pheromone of Social Delusion: Theory, Discovery and Primary Test Results.
DSN entry for Staff Personality Disorder (added 30 Aug 2004)
DSN entry for Normal Personality Disorder
DSN entry for Pseudosimultaneous Awareness Disorder
DSN entry for Psychiatry Disorder
NT Theory of Mind

Bernie's Tax Plan Will Eliminate 6 Million Jobs | Americans for Tax Reform

Bernie's Tax Plan Will Eliminate 6 Million Jobs | Americans for Tax Reform



As if anyone expected something different, the millennial backed Sanders’ tax plan will cost the economy at least 6 million jobs.  The increase in taxes, which would slam over 74 percent of the population, will slash economic growth and production in the hopes of financing his single-payer healthcare system.  The ideological attack on business through taxes will do nothing but harm the nation, in both the short and long run. 
When his tax plan was originally released, it was clear it was going to be bad for the economy, but the losses will truly make us all “Feel the Bern”.  The first big hit would be on GDP growth, which is an integral part to American job creation and income growth.  The figures, according to Investors Business Daily, show that GDP growth will be cut by 9.5 percent, shrinking the amount of available jobs for American workers.  The plan will also have a negative effect on stocks as well.  Capital stocks will be reduced by 18.6 percent, allowing for less capital investment in companies, which means less growth.
It was always assumed that the burden of the 6.2 percent payroll tax would be put onto the employee, but the impact the figures from The Tax Foundation  show is far worse than anticipated.  We currently live in a time of stagnant wages and a lack of availability of full-time work, there is no reason to amplify this even more.   To have the wage rate decrease 4.3 percent over ten years is simply unbearable and irresponsible for any leader trying to revive a great nation.
It is absurd to think that anyone would fall for such a blatant attempt to hurt the free market and increase dependence on the government.  Whether it is caused by the allure of “free” services or a sense of entitlement that some may hold, forsaking the ideals of the nation will only hurt us.  The loss of so many jobs and decrease in the economic growth will only hurt these ideals, and force many to turn to the ever growing government to provide.  The founders must be rolling in their graves.

The Skull on Twitter: "Turkish nationalists in Germany, "With Allah's help, we shall conquer You". Is this vibrant cultural diversity? https://t.co/iE5jzbJN0f"

The Skull on Twitter: "Turkish nationalists in Germany, "With Allah's help, we shall conquer You". Is this vibrant cultural diversity? https://t.co/iE5jzbJN0f"

Friday, April 1, 2016

Rock Star Gene Simmons Calls Trump the "A Word" ... But Not the One You're Thinking

Rock Star Gene Simmons Calls Trump the "A Word" ... But Not the One You're Thinking



Simmons, who voted for President Barack Obama but now feels greatly dissatisfied “in a lot of ways” with that decision, said, “What you can say about politicians is that they’re politicians.”
“Trump is not a politician,” he quickly added. “He does not need your money, and he will speak his mind …, whether you like it or not. And he has no problem saying ‘F*** off.’ I like that, even if I disagree.”
Simmons also expressed his deep fascination with the entirely non-PC manner in which Trump has run his campaign, and suggested that many people are also fascinated by it as well, even if they refuse to admit it.
Though Simmons refrained from offering his full support or an endorsement of Trump for president, he certainly seems open to the idea and would likely jump on board quickly if Trump were to ultimately win the Republican Party’s nomination.

Rock Star Gene Simmons Calls Trump the "A Word" ... But Not the One You're Thinking

Rock Star Gene Simmons Calls Trump the "A Word" ... But Not the One You're Thinking



“He’s good for the political system,” he added. “The middle, the centrists, they can say, ‘What do you think of this?’ because everybody is sick and tired of being politically correct. Secretly, tens of millions, perhaps 100 million people may actually have some positive feelings about a wall.”
Macedonia is building a wall between Greece and Macedonia,” Simmons explained, continuing on the topic of a wall. “There’s a wall between Israel and a neighboring country. There was a Berlin Wall. There was the Great Wall of China. So whether they’re good or bad for people, walls actually work.
“It’s unkind, but in terms of pragmatics, it actually works,” he added. “The pope has said the wall is unkind, but it’s interesting that at the Vatican there’s a wall. They don’t want people on the outside coming into the Vatican.”

Rock Star Gene Simmons Calls Trump the "A Word" ... But Not the One You're Thinking

Rock Star Gene Simmons Calls Trump the "A Word" ... But Not the One You're Thinking



“He has said some very vile, unkind things,” Simmons continued, reiterating that he isn’t fully supporting Trump at this time. “But don’t kid yourself. He speaks off the cuff, and what you see is what you get. And he’ll double down. If you ask him about building a wall (between the U.S. and Mexico) he’ll say, ‘F*** you, I’m going to make it 10 feet higher, just because you asked me.’ He’s not there to be your friend.”

Rock Star Gene Simmons Calls Trump the "A Word" ... But Not the One You're Thinking

Rock Star Gene Simmons Calls Trump the "A Word" ... But Not the One You're Thinking



Rock star legend and KISS frontman Gene Simmons recently sat down for an interview with Rolling Stone, and billionaire businessman Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was the key topic up for discussion.
The 66-year-old singer/bassist and highly successful businessman made clear that he was not necessarily endorsing or supporting Trump’s candidacy just yet, but nevertheless proceeded to heap praise on the GOP front-runner, saying at one point that “this guy has changed politics forever in America.”
“He is the truest political animal I’ve ever seen onstage,” Simmons stated in the candid interview. “He has no speechwriters, no editing, no nothing. He’s actually on tape going ‘motherf***er.’ You cannot turn away.”

The Grover Norquist Show: The Obama Economic Recovery: Can It Even Be Called a Recovery? | Americans for Tax Reform

The Grover Norquist Show: The Obama Economic Recovery: Can It Even Be Called a Recovery? | Americans for Tax Reform



In the 54th episode of the Grover Norquist show, ATR president Grover Norquist discusses the economic recovery since the crash of 2008 and where we currently stand in comparison to other recoveries in U.S. economic history.p>
As Norquist states in the podcast, “the Obama recovery [is] the weakest recovery since 1960” and “it’s way below the average, it’s significantly below the Reagan recovery”. President Obama’s policies of Obamacare and stimulus packages has left the United States in higher mountains of debt and slow economic growth. If the United States’ economy grew like it did during the Reagan recovery then the US GDP would be $4trillion greater and with 13 million more jobs.
A new President with a Republican controlled House and Senate can put the United States back on the track to greater growth and an overall better economy.
To listen to the podcast, click here or watch below:

What's the Real Crime Rate in China? - Freakonomics Freakonomics

What's the Real Crime Rate in China? - Freakonomics Freakonomics



Official statistics would certainly suggest that crime in China is extremely low.  Murder rates in China are roughly one-fifth as high as in the United States.  According to the official crime statistics there, all crimes are rare.  China certainly feels safe. We walked the streets in rich areas and poor and not for a moment did I ever feel threatened.  Graffiti was completely absent.  The one instance where I thought I finally found some graffiti near a train station in the city of Shangrao, the spray painted message on a bridge turned out not to be graffiti, but rather a government warning that anyone caught defecating under the bridge would be severely punished.
Yet, there were all sorts of odd behaviors that made it seem like some crimes were a big problem. 
First, there seemed to be an obsession with the risk of counterfeit money.  Our tour guides felt the need to teach us how to identify fake money.  Whenever I bought something with currency, the shopkeeper went through a variety of tricks to validate the legitimacy of the bills. 
Second, when checking out of some of our hotels, there was a fifteen minute delay while a hotel worker went to check out the vacated hotel room, I presume to check for stolen clocks, towels, and mini-bar items.  (Possibly I misunderstood why they checked the room, just as I struggled to understand why there was a $15 fee associated with each lost key card, which couldn’t possibly have cost the hotel more than a few cents.  On the key cards, it almost seemed like they didn’t have the device on hand that regular hotels use to program key cards in real-time as a new guest checks in, although this seems impossible.)
Third, places that no sensible person would ever want to break into (for instance, orphanages) were protected by guard houses and metal gates that had to be retracted to let vehicles in.  And I don’t think the gates were to keep the orphans in, but maybe they were!
Fourth, on the trains we took, they checked our tickets before we boarded, while we were riding the train, and also required that the ticket be produced on the way out of the station.
Finally, and most notably, public restrooms were completely devoid of toilet paper, even in some reasonably nice restaurants.  Again, maybe I’m completely missing something, but the impression was that (a) toilet paper was a very valuable commodity, and (b) if it were left in public restrooms it would be stolen.


Natl Border Patrol Council VP: Immigration Laws Being 'Carved Out,' Agents 'Basically' 'Letting Everyone We Catch Out' - Breitbart

Natl Border Patrol Council VP: Immigration Laws Being 'Carved Out,' Agents 'Basically' 'Letting Everyone We Catch Out' - Breitbart

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Chinese Officials Tear Down More Christian Crosses, Beat Protesters

Chinese Officials Tear Down More Christian Crosses, Beat Protesters



Ever since Xi Jinping took power as Chinese Communist Party General Secretary in 2012, the Party has tightened restrictions on religious practice, and more and more believers are opting out of official, state-sanctioned religious organizations and moving their faith underground.




Islamic State Has Flooded Europe with 'Lone Wolves' As Smokescreen for Larger Attacks

Islamic State Has Flooded Europe with 'Lone Wolves' As Smokescreen for Larger Attacks



Islamic State has begun flooding Europe with “lone wolf” attackers with orders to organise their own low-level attacks, as a smoke-screen to tie up security agencies while larger atrocities are plotted, a senior judge has warned.

Although Islamic State terrorists seized territory in Syria and Iraq in 2014, they are believed to have had European targets in their sights for up to four years, aggressively recruiting European potential jihadists into Syria before sending them home as trained fighters detached from the Islamic State hierarchy.
“It served to put all of our agencies on edge. Just like a smoke screen, it allowed them to calmly prepare,” said Marc Trevidic, France’s chief counter-terrorism judge until his retirement last year.
And alarmingly, all this was happening right under the noses of American and European security forces, which at first dismissed Islamic State as little more than a lower-profile branch of al-Qaeda, the New York Times has reported.
Even when some of the European jihadists began carrying out low-level attacks, local authorities described them as isolated incidents or random acts; the links to Islamic State either overlooked or played down.
“This didn’t all of a sudden pop up in the last six months,” said Michael T. Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. “They have been contemplating external attacks ever since the group moved into Syria in 2012.”
Reda Hame, a 29-year-old computer technician from Paris was one such jihadist. His training in Syria consisted of being shown how to use an assault rifle and hurl a grenade, and how to use the encryption program TrueCrypt. The ‘course’ lasted just one week – then he was driven to the Turkish border by a handler code-named ‘Dad’ who simply him to pick an easy target, shoot as many people as possible, and to hold hostages until he was killed himself.
His experience appears to be typical: the jihadis are encouraged to choose their own targets so as to reduce any chance of their plot being traced back to higher level operatives in Syria.
Another more notorious case is that of Mehdi Nemmouche, who, on May 24, 2014, walked into the Jewish Museum of Belgium and opened fire, killing four people.
Yet despite the discovery by Belgian police of a video in which he claimed responsibility for the attack alongside a flag featuring the words “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,” Belgium’s deputy prosecutor, Ine Van Wymersch, dismissed any connection. “He probably acted alone,” she told reporters at the time.
It now looks as though at least 21 jihadis including Hame and Nemmouche were dispatched back to Europe by Islamic State in late 2014 / early 2015, travelling alone or in pairs so as not to raise suspicions. Most were arrested, but in each case officers failed to spot the connection to Islamic State and Syria.
Some were even released, such as Ibrahim Boudina, a French citizen who was arrested by Greek police just four miles from Turkey with a copy of a French document titled “How to Make Artisanal Bombs in the Name of Allah” in his possession.
Hame was arrested in Paris last August before he could carry out his attack, but told his interrogators: “It’s a factory over there. They are doing everything possible to strike France, or else Europe.”
‘Dad’, meanwhile, turned out to be none other than Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian mastermind of last November’s Paris attack, the most deadly on European soil for over a decade.
Abaaoud, who was killed in a raid weeks after the attack while in the midst of plotting further atrocities, is believed to have had a hand in plotting last Tuesday’s attacks on Brussels airport and Metro station as long ago as last summer – but is now also feared to have been at the head of a 90-strong unit of lone wolf attackers dispersed around Europe.

Gun Owners of America: Obama’s SCOTUS Nominee Consistently Votes Against the 2nd Amendment

Gun Owners of America: Obama’s SCOTUS Nominee Consistently Votes Against the 2nd Amendment



In an interview about President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland, Gun Owners of America Executive Director EmeritusLarry Pratt explained that Garland has consistently voted against “an individual right to keep and bear arms,” and although Obama calls him “a moderate,” Garland is a moderate only in the sense that the “Kremlin” has some “moderates.” 

Confrontation looms in Venezuela over amnesty law | Fox News

Confrontation looms in Venezuela over amnesty law | Fox News



Socialist officials say that if congress overrides Madruo's veto, the Supreme Court will block the legislation. The court has thwarted nearly all congressional action this year, overturning attempts to limit the president's power, preventing congress from exercising more control over institutions and preventing lawmakers from taking their seats.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Prostitution - The Blackdragon Blog

Prostitution - The Blackdragon Blog



My Position on Prostitution
Before we get into the meat, I should be clear regarding my personal biases on this issue:
1. I think all prostitution should be 100% legal, across the board, as long as you’re talking about consenting, legal adults. It’s absolutely none of the government’s business who you’re having sex with (as long as they’re all consenting, legal adults), how you’re having that sex, or what other arrangements you have around that sex, financial or otherwise. The fact that anyone can, with a straight face, state that private sexual matters between consenting, legal adults are within the purview of the bureaucracy of the government is loony in the extreme, and perhaps one of the best examples of purely false Societal Programming on overdrive.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park - BBC News

Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park - BBC News



Lahore is the capital of Punjab, Pakistan's largest and wealthiest province and the political powerbase of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Pakistan Taliban splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar told local and Western media it was behind the attack.
"We claim responsibility for the attack on Christians as they were celebrating Easter," spokesperson Ehansullah Ehsan told Pakistan's Express Tribune.
Pakistan has suffered regular incidents of Taliban-related violence, sectarian strife and criminal gang activity.
Meanwhile in the capital, Islamabad, police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters who marched in support of Islamist gunman Mumtaz Qadri, whom they see as a religious hero.
Qadri was hanged last month for the murder of Punjab governor Salman Taseer five years ago.
Mr Taseer had defended a Christian woman jailed on blasphemy charges.

¡Absurdo! El precio de un tripack de salsas para hamburguesas en Venezuela

¡Absurdo! El precio de un tripack de salsas para hamburguesas en Venezuela



Hasta en 34.300 bolívares puede costar un tripack de salsas Heinz para hamburguesas en el país.
Esta exorbitante cifra, que representa casi tres sueldos mínimos y tres meses de trabajo, es la que debe pagar un venezolano por tres embaces de aproximadamente 750g de salsa de tomate, mostaza y pepinillos dulces importados.

UN Blames Israel for Palestinian Men Who Beat Their Wives | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

UN Blames Israel for Palestinian Men Who Beat Their Wives | Algemeiner.com








Guacho on Twitter: "@TheRed_Shadow @VenezuelaAnons en Rep. Dominicana se toman fotos con droga venezolana y en Vzla la GNB con papel... https://t.co/Ro5yr3hcMH"

Guacho on Twitter: "@TheRed_Shadow @VenezuelaAnons en Rep. Dominicana se toman fotos con droga venezolana y en Vzla la GNB con papel... https://t.co/Ro5yr3hcMH"

Happy Easter from the Religion of Peace :: SteynOnline

Happy Easter from the Religion of Peace :: SteynOnline



Instead, it is "tolerant", "diverse" and "multicultural". But a "tolerant" society determined to tolerate the avowedly intolerant won't be in business for long. Men like Asad Shah's killers are everything the safe-space pansies accuse us "white privilege" types of being: It is Shah's co-religionists who cannot abide the other. They won't tolerate Christians, they won't tolerate Muslims who convert to Christianity, and they won't even tolerate a devout Muslim who commits the sin of offering neighborly greetings on a Christian holiday. And so they killed him by "stamping on his head".

Not all Muslims are like these savages. Some (albeit not enough, for understandable reasons, given his grim end) are like poor Asad Shah. But, as my late compatriot George Jonas liked to point out, what matters in any population is not the numbers but who makes the running, who has the energy, who has the wind at their backs. 


El lirismo de Obama, por Luis De Lion

El lirismo de Obama, por Luis De Lion



Poemas políticos, que van desde el “a new begining” del 2009 en la Universidad de El Cairo, seguido de “la línea roja” en referencia al genocida Bachar El Assad en Siria, hasta el “todos somos americanos”en su nueva relación con Cuba.
Toca también reconocerle a Obama, que su primer gran discurso de política exterior, era de mayor alcance geopolítico. El de El Cairo iba dirigido a todo el Medio Oriente. En cambio el discurso de La Habana iba solo dirigido a Cuba, obviando Obama, la apabullante influencia política que ejerce la tiranía de los hermanos Castro en el continente.
Puede que sea el cansancio propio de todo fin de mandato. Pero si Obama, logra el objetivo, de la transición democrática en Cuba, tendrá más que merecido el Nobel de la Paz. No obstante, habrá que esperar. Siendo precisamente, en el arte de la espera, donde los hermanos Castro, tienen una gran destreza.

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