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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A very quiet Christmas

 Post subject: Re: A very quiet Christmas
Posted: 23 Dec 2017, 7:15 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 584


It took me years to realize that Christmas alone was WAY better than Christmas with NTs. On my favorite alone Christmas, I got up before dawn and took my canoe out into the swamps. A beautiful day. Now I have a husband who is blessedly unsocial also. We will putter, hang out in the hammock, take th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What makes you level 2 instead of level 1 autism?

Posted: 22 Dec 2017, 2:09 am 

Replies: 102
Views: 5,500


There are levels because there is care on offer and they actually diagnose aspergers. As a kid growing up in the forestry plantations in South Africa, there was zero diagnosis and zero care options. However, the remote places look after strange people like me so i didn't need care. I just ran around...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A very quiet Christmas

 Post subject: A very quiet Christmas
Posted: 22 Dec 2017, 1:54 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 584


By choice I am home alone this Christmas. Some people who know are trying to get me to take up offers to join them. Others are feeling sorry for me. While I wouldn't mind company of one person, my own company, youtube and forums like wrongplanet are just great. It is a rare privilege to be able to t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Holiday Office Party Coping Strategies

Posted: 15 Dec 2017, 7:30 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 130


I just stopped going. Great coping strategy. I am a manager but more of a specialist manager rather than people manager. I have developed a suitable reputation of eccentricity and so people are not surprised when I don't pitch up for social events. When I was younger my coping strategy was to get co...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Embarrassing things you used to do that you were unaware of

Posted: 14 Feb 2017, 2:54 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 2,059


Chewing the hairs off my hands and arms. I chewed all hair that I could possibly reach, which is to a point somewhere on the upper arm. It looked like I simply didn't have hair on my arms and hands. I also chewed the hairs off my knees and legs where I could reach with my mouth. I did this in public...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Just for the hell of it: Would you vote to JAIL the police ?

Posted: 12 Feb 2017, 2:42 am 

Replies: 48
Views: 1,461


One thing I find really incongruous about the USA is that as a country it can print money out of thin air (because the US dollar is the de facto global currency and the USA has the military might to enforce their dominance) but from many accounts, the people of the USA are descending into Third Worl...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Just for the hell of it: Would you vote to JAIL the police ?

Posted: 11 Feb 2017, 11:06 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 1,461


If not, I still see a practical difficulty because it is the police that arrest people. The time is long over-due for EVERYBODY to arrest criminals; Anybody who thinks that they need to RELY on solely the police to perform arrests is DUMB... Are you suggesting that some police should be jailed or a...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Just for the hell of it: Would you vote to JAIL the police ?

Posted: 11 Feb 2017, 8:01 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 1,461


Would prison officers be included in the category of "police"? If so, who would look after the jailed police? If not, I still see a practical difficulty because it is the police that arrest people. Arresting people is a prerequisite to putting them in jail. Are you suggesting that some pol...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: gnostic movement

 Post subject: Re:
Posted: 11 Feb 2017, 7:09 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 4,300


JakobVirgil wrote:
Hold on to your hats boys I think we have been invaded by neo-Gnostics
8O :lol:


I am a Gnostic, so I don't know if I qualify as an invader? Please advise. :D Also, apologies for taking so long; I have been rather busy between 2011 and the present, but here I am.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Genealogy

 Post subject: Re: Genealogy
Posted: 11 Feb 2017, 6:54 pm 

Replies: 69
Views: 3,132


Nice to see a thread that I started being resurrected. My own genealogical studies expanded beyond my wildest expectations. I have enough information to fill several books and am concerned I might never finish the job because of the competing requirements of general living and other interests that I...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Average functioning autism?

Posted: 09 Feb 2017, 4:36 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 828


I'm in that same range: definitely not a college professor! When people speak of "high-functioning" autism, they tend to think of people with an IQ over 70, and who have useful verbal speech, and who communicate at least fairly well most of the time. There is clearly a consistent view in ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Noise filtering

 Post subject: Re: Noise filtering
Posted: 06 Feb 2017, 1:12 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 627


Any of you guys have issues with noise filtering? Went for a rare meal out tonight and with background music coming from speakers in the roof and the general noise of others talking etc I find that I can't heard what people on my table were saying. I do seem to get the same with background traffic ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Average functioning autism?

 Post subject: Average functioning autism?
Posted: 06 Feb 2017, 1:08 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 828


From the experience of people saying to me, "You aren't like them," and trying to explain the difference between High-Functioning and Low-Functioning Autism, I have been pondering on why there is the cognitive disconnect? Why should people find it difficult to understand the difference? I ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How Many Pillows Do You Need To Sleep

Posted: 06 Feb 2017, 12:33 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 647


Two for under my head, two under my knee to prevent hip joint aches (has to be the exact right angles) and two under arm (that is extended and needs to be proper to prevent arm discomfort. I only sleep on my right side. Don't know why but can't sleep any other way. So, that is a total of 5-6 pillows...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: the problem with living on an island

Posted: 20 Dec 2016, 12:36 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 933


Very interesting coincidence. I think that most people in New Zealand have no idea about Aspergers/HFA. The general view is that all autism is the same basic thing. So wrong. Its not really worth explaining I find. I don't think its worse than anywhere else in the world though. Humanity is much the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: the problem with living on an island

Posted: 18 Dec 2016, 3:09 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 933


Very interesting coincidence. I think that most people in New Zealand have no idea about Aspergers/HFA. The general view is that all autism is the same basic thing. So wrong. Its not really worth explaining I find. I don't think its worse than anywhere else in the world though. Humanity is much the ...
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