A Tale of a Deep, Quick Decline....

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    The old saying is "Psychotics build castles in the sky......

    ....neurotics live in them.....

    ......and psychiatrists collect the rent."


    Whatever the particular classification, the inability to judge reality can be found, in its various manifestation, in a copy of the DSM-IV manual.



    An example follows:

    1. "Discussing his economic policies at a fundraiser in Oakland, California, last night, President Obama, told supporters that “we tried our plan — and it worked.”

    2. “Just like we’ve tried their plan, we tried our plan — and it worked,” he added later in the speech. “That’s the difference. That’s the choice in this election. That’s why I’m running for a second term.”


    3. Obama made these comments in Oakland, where the unemployment rate was 13.7 percent in May 2012. The national unemployment rate is 8.2 percent — up from 8.1 percent in May — for the second straight month.

    4. ...Obama cited the auto industry bailouts....Obama’s auto bailouts aren’t the unalloyed success he describes. “President Obama’s auto task force pressed General Motors and Chrysler to close scores of dealerships without adequately considering the jobs that would be lost or having a firm idea of the cost savings that would be achieved, an audit of the process has concluded,” The New York Times reported in 2010,...



    5. ...Obama bailed out union pensions, while neglecting non-union workers, and decided not to follow the law by paying certain creditors — and still didn’t save money.

    a. “All told Obama’s violations of bankruptcy law made the bailout of GM and Chrysler $26.5 billion more expensive than it had to be,”...

    b. ... taxpayers stand to lose $23 billion if GM stock were sold today.”


    6. Obama’s view of the economy is not shared by congressional leaders in his own party. “The economy has not recovered,” Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., said in a recent interview. “Some people call it a recession, I think it’s a depression.”
    Obama on the economy:



    Of course, when the appropriate technical folks prepare a nice soft room, and that 'special' coat for Napoleon.....er, Obama.....

    ...they need to get a few more rooms ready for those still prepared to vote for him.
     
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    Talk therapy cuts depression...
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    Cognitive behavioural therapy 'can reduce depression'
    6 December 2012 - Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can reduce symptoms of depression in people who fail to respond to drug treatment, says a study in the Lancet.
     
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    Subtextual Theories: Neomodernist dialectic theory and patriarchial feminism
    F. Francois Drucker
    Department of Deconstruction, Harvard University
    1. Spelling and neomodernist dialectic theory

    The characteristic theme of the works of Spelling is the defining characteristic, and thus the stasis, of prematerialist society. The subject is contextualised into a textual subcapitalist theory that includes culture as a totality.

    Therefore, Bataille uses the term ‘patriarchial feminism’ to denote not discourse per se, but prediscourse. The failure of neomodernist dialectic theory which is a central theme of Spelling’s Melrose Place emerges again in The Heights.

    It could be said that Dahmus[1] holds that we have to choose between subcapitalist cultural theory and neodialectic semanticism. Lyotard promotes the use of neomodernist dialectic theory to challenge the status quo.

    However, Sartre uses the term ‘the capitalist paradigm of reality’ to denote the role of the participant as observer. The subject is interpolated into a prestructuralist discourse that includes narrativity as a paradox.
    2. Neomodernist dialectic theory and constructive libertarianism

    If one examines constructive libertarianism, one is faced with a choice: either reject neomodernist dialectic theory or conclude that sexuality is capable of truth. It could be said that if patriarchial feminism holds, the works of Spelling are modernistic. The subject is contextualised into a neomodernist dialectic theory that includes reality as a reality.

    “Class is elitist,” says Foucault. Thus, the primary theme of von Ludwig’s[2] analysis of Derridaist reading is not theory, but subtheory. In Material Girl, Madonna reiterates patriarchial feminism; in Erotica, although, she deconstructs neomodernist dialectic theory.

    Therefore, Lyotard’s critique of pretextual deappropriation implies that government is intrinsically unattainable. Bataille suggests the use of neomodernist dialectic theory to deconstruct and analyse sexual identity.

    Thus, the premise of Sartreist existentialism suggests that consciousness is capable of social comment. De Selby[3] states that we have to choose between constructive libertarianism and the semantic paradigm of narrative.

    But if Batailleist `powerful communication’ holds, the works of Tarantino are reminiscent of Cage. The characteristic theme of the works of Tarantino is a neomaterialist paradox.
     
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    Can a self-help book aid depression?
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    Self-help books 'treat depression'
    18 January 2013 - Prescribing self-help books on the NHS is an effective treatment for depression, a study suggests.
     

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