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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Most famous relative/ancestor

Posted: 04 Aug 2008, 4:59 pm 

Replies: 146
Views: 20,638


Floyd Collins, the spelunker who died in Sand Cave in 1925, was a first cousin to my maternal grandmother. I don't know if anyone on that side of the family has AS.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Teams search for missing autistic boy near Mt. St Helens

Posted: 04 Aug 2008, 4:35 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 2,087


:D 8) :heart: :cheers: :salut: :hail: :wtg:

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: The Dark Knight (no spoilers please)

Posted: 04 Aug 2008, 2:05 pm 

Replies: 72
Views: 6,034


Some of you didn't like Batman's voice. You're not alone.

Monday Movie Buzz: Bale's Batman voice too much?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you go off topic or say irrelevant things

Posted: 04 Aug 2008, 12:42 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 3,379


One of my elementary school teachers noted on my report card that I didn't often contribute to discussions, and when I did it wasn't relevant to the topic. I think it was the third or fourth grade. I was better at it as I got older, but I still go off on a tangent once in a while.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: WTF? Is Corporate World/Society/etc. THIS bad?

Posted: 04 Aug 2008, 12:29 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,277


Toxic companies, toxic religious groups or churches, advertising, manipulative friends or relatives, crooked government officials (We all do it and you can't stop us), and dictators are all groups that bombard people with this stuff every day around the world. Faster communications and news addictio...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is it AS or just lack of socialization?

Posted: 04 Aug 2008, 11:55 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 4,070


Good points. Most or all have been made before, but they're still good points. That's why it takes a licensed clinical psychologist with training specific to autism to determine whether someone fits the symptoms. A lot of people have had problems related to being examined by psychologists without th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: College is a waste of time.

Posted: 02 Aug 2008, 11:20 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 2,753


One of my friends got a computer programming diploma from a local business college in the late 70's. He was my supervisor at the time. A nephew of his got an assembly-line job for $10/hr and the family told my friend "Well, I guess he's better off starting at $10 an hour out of high school instead o...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: I can't make it anymore

Posted: 02 Aug 2008, 11:04 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,842


Welcome to WrongPlanet. I hate being left out, too. I used to try very hard to make friends. Eventually, I found that if I tried less hard I had better luck. After 51.5 years I have a few friends that know me and like me anyway. Some I've known almost 30 years. Anyone can be friends when it's easy. ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What if there were no internet or computers?

Posted: 02 Aug 2008, 6:41 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 2,397


Chess club.
Card playing club: bridge, canasta, pinochle, poker, etc.
Book club.
(Warm weather) The front porch, a few neighbors and some lemonade.
Dinner with a couple of friends.
Pen pal.
Watch a favorite TV show together. Take turns hosting.
HAM or CB radio.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: How can I enjoy my life again?

Posted: 02 Aug 2008, 2:19 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,251


The trick is to learn how to make yourself as happy as you can in spite of the crap in life. It's not easy sometimes. Some people use hobbies, some do volunteer work, some join a school club (I was on the chess team), etc. You have to find what makes you happy and use it to cope with having to slog ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: An article about trolling since someone asked what it meant

Posted: 02 Aug 2008, 2:04 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,367


Ahh, anyone who loves rock and roll can't be all bad - can they? :wink:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT9I1fPmMJg[/youtube]

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Does everyone here think im a psycho?

Posted: 01 Aug 2008, 7:16 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,154


Nope.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Do you like older stuff before from your childhood?

Posted: 01 Aug 2008, 6:57 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,945


I like the older Disney movies: Fantasia, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, etc. I also like big band music.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: The Trolls Among Us - The New York Times Magazine

Posted: 01 Aug 2008, 4:57 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 4,878


The trolls and hackers would explode with exhilaration if they caused the destruction of the world wide web and the internet. Then what would they do? :? Look for something else to tear down while the web was being rebuilt. Maybe the phone system or satellite communications. Then they'd go after th...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: The Trolls Among Us - The New York Times Magazine

Posted: 01 Aug 2008, 4:17 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 4,878


The trolls are inevitable. Nature doesn't make anything exactly the same way every time. Experiments are needed to see what works as the world changes over time. And, as Alfred said in "The Dark Knight", some men just like to watch the world burn. Some people will tear down what someone else builds ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do people think you're incapable and waiting for guidance?

Posted: 01 Aug 2008, 3:18 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 2,172


Until I was in my 40s, people would tell me I should do this or that and ignore my opinions to the contrary. They wouldn't stop until I yelled at them, then I was labeled as mean. I figure they read something in my face or body language that told them I was confused, undecided or easily led by the n...
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