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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism in the Media

 Post subject: Re: Autism in the Media
Posted: 12 Aug 2018, 4:47 pm 

Replies: 83
Views: 3,159


Well written and encouraging with a healthy, positive message, Mr. Alex!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is the word "autistic" going to go the way of "retarded"?

Posted: 14 Jun 2018, 11:26 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 574


...back when we Boomers were all in gradeschool in the Fifties/sixties it had already been used by science as a clinical term for low IQ individuals. One of my neighbors in the late-50s and throughout the 60s was a child I would now guess was low-functioning autistic, but back then he had been diag...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Told off for not looking happy and not talking enough

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 9:29 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 620


I am now 68 and I have not worked for several years, but I have always had the kind of challenges you have mentioned. Some people thought I was making them look bad, and others would gaslight me to try to protect their self-perceived status as "leaders of the pack". As suggested, maybe try...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Loving yourself when you can’t even be yourself

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 9:16 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 407


I am 68 years old and either having or taking the time to contentedly "just be myself" is still a daily challenge. Set aside time to be yourself... Or disregard all social standards... I think the first part there is about disregarding unreasonable or objectionable social demands, and I th...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: "I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free"

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 8:54 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 307


"If tomorrow all the things were gone "I worked for all my life And I had to start again With just my children and my wife... "the flag still stands for freedom And they can't take that..." The flag or the freedom for which it stands? "...away." In any case, first some ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Paradox of Christian Conservatism

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 8:39 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 235


Free will = freedom to choose to obey or chose to disobey No free will = no choice in the matter How would being spiritually perfect take away our free will? That's what I'm asking... I understand, and being "spiritually perfect" does not take away free will. I am trying to respond to you...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is the word "autistic" going to go the way of "retarded"?

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 8:09 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 574


no because people aren't that dumb I've seen a lot of Youtube comments... I'm not so sure. Yes, and that is because "dumb" is not the issue. So many people today believe life is some kind of contact sport where there must be "losers" so they can view themselves as superior, bett...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Paradox of Christian Conservatism

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 1:07 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 235


It would not be possible for us to have the free will or "freedom of choice" to either obey or disobey if we had been created "spiritually perfect", so to speak, and incapable of any wrong-doing. Why would it not be possible? I suspect your question might be rhetorical, but I wi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is the word "autistic" going to go the way of "retarded"?

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 8:19 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 574


... I'm expecting it to be replaced by something like, socioneurospectral divergence. "Divergence, noun: A receding from each other; a going farther apart; as the divergence of lines, or the angle of divergence." --Webster, 1828 Quite possibly since the antagonists (rather than us, I hope...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Self-driving cars

 Post subject: Re: Self-driving cars
Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 8:07 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 285


... I am somewhat concerned about the vision problem... Yesterday I had already slowed from 70 mph to about 35 mph in some heavy rain and then experienced an overwhelming downpour that reduced my vision to almost zero. The rumble bumps at the side of the road told me when I had finally managed to g...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Paradox of Christian Conservatism

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 7:52 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 235


...the thing though that the OP is asking. If Jesus truthfully loves us as we are then why do we need improvement? The fact that we are loved does not disprove any shortcomings we might have, and here is the best Scripture I can find along that kind of line: Ephesians 2:4-5 "...God, being rich...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselling Thread

Posted: 06 May 2018, 9:32 pm 

Replies: 741
Views: 175,043


I posted a poll and asked if anyone had thoughts on autism and substance abuse...a banned topic... I'm going to go back and try to edit it to say something a bit different... I was not aware of any such ban, but I can understand why autism and so-called "substance abuse" -- like pouring b...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Alex Plank

 Post subject: Re: Alex Plank
Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 7:57 am 

Replies: 78
Views: 4,991


Empathy wrote:
... Unless you're here, what do you know and who do you trust, to give feedback about the forum?

Has Alex or anyone else asked for feedback about the forum?

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why do some people feel the need to denigrate the religious?

Posted: 08 Dec 2017, 3:52 pm 

Replies: 189
Views: 1,437


shlaifu wrote:
I think we must start to make moral codes for a world in which a person's identity can be thought of as changeable through brain damage, drugs and microchips.

I would say brain damage, drugs and worship of technology are already failing horribly along the line of moral codes!

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Learning from Mr. Spock: sci-fi as social commentary

Posted: 08 Dec 2017, 8:22 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 209


Quite interesting, and here is a link:

Special Issue: The Geographies of Star Trek

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Alex Plank

 Post subject: Re: Alex Plank
Posted: 08 Dec 2017, 7:47 am 

Replies: 78
Views: 4,991


...stand up and be a leader...or keep walking... Maybe you do not understand Alex is an advocate and not likely to do either. He does not have any kind of contract -- not even an implied one -- obligating him to either do or to not do anything at this site, and neither can he be intimidated into do...
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