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Bitterness To Be Classified As a Mental Illness 511

Some psychiatrists are trying to get excessive bitterness identified as a mental illness named post-traumatic embitterment disorder. Of course this has some people who live perfect little lives, and always get what they want, questioning the new classification. The so called "disorder" is modeled after post-traumatic stress disorder because it too is a response to a trauma that endures. "They feel the world has treated them unfairly. It's one step more complex than anger. They're angry plus helpless," says Dr. Michael Linden, the psychiatrist who put a name to how the world works.

Comment Re:Too late (Score 1) 25

It was not actually stupidity, it was timing. Ziff Davis fired the staff and shut down the forums without warning, then added a notice to the main FF site about the closure. The original owners who were, as I understand it, still part of the management of FF decided they would buy it back from Ziff Davis. The problem was that since there was no warning there was no time to arrange a for buying the site before the warning of closure went public.

Comment Re:3 months for satire? (Score 1) 689

I think he/she does have to get into the public eye to do his/her job, just by virtue of what his/her job is. He/she is responsible for the day to day affairs of the education of the children of the community. Since the taxpayers of that community, by virtue of paying for that education, have a vested interest in its outcome, they therefore the actions of an assistant principle should be under the public's scrutiny. As it turns out, such a system for public review of the school (and yes, it's employees) exists. We call it the board of education.

The clothes have no emperor. -- C.A.R. Hoare, commenting on ADA.