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Comment Re:The truth.... (Score 1) 148

Thanks for the response. What I was getting at is that I suspect that things like CPTSD happen on a spectrum of severity. I was simply speculating that perhaps I've experienced a much milder form of what you endured. I think that there's a lot of grey area between being abused as a POW and living a normal, happy life.

Comment Re:The truth.... (Score 1) 148

You you have CPTSD? I would like to pick your brain on something, if I may.

I am in my early thirties and I live with Asperger's Syndrome. I didn't know about Asperger's until my mid twenties. My entire childhood was spent being ostracised by other children for being different, and video games were my escape. Emotional abuse was just a part of life for me. I never considered myself a victim of PTSD, but I do remember a while back, I had a rather shocking flashback to repressed memories when my wife and I were discussing sending our child to school. Chief among these memories was the memory of being verbally and physically abused by older children on the school bus.

The thing is, even when you do understand a thing like Asperger's, it's still difficult to fit with "normal" people (or to use the jargon, neurotypicals). I mean, I've never been in a life-threatening situation on account of this, but I wonder if something like CPTSD could explain some of the emotional issues I live with.

Do you have any thoughts to share on this?

Comment Re:One party rule (Score 1) 2837

The "Obamacare" solution is for the government to mandate that you be provided insurance to pay that $5000 per month. You suggest that it is outrageous that Obamacare be repealed because without it, your sister may now have the money to pay for those drugs.

To me, the true outrage is that the drug company is gouging your sister and her insurance company for those drugs. I know of no other legal monopoly that has a heavily armed federal agency dedicated solely to its maintenance. (the DEA)

A real leader would tell the drug company where they can shove the $5000 price tag. /rant

Comment Re:Do they really want more people living on welfa (Score 1) 228

Some people would argue that there are reasons other than employment to be educated. When pursuing my master's degree in mathematics, I took a music class for my personal enjoyment. Did I waste my time because the music class had nothing to do with any job I applied for?

Comment Re:Why on Earth? (Score 1) 88

I wonder why they didn't just program browsers to prompt the user to allow the server to see their battery status similarly to how they did it with location services. I deny location services to web sites all the time that have no need to know my location.

If I log onto a web site that uses geolocation to help me find something, of course I will share my location. If I log onto a web site to read news and it wants to know my location, I deny that every time. Why shouldn't it be the same with the battery API?

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