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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Tax Cuts

 Post subject: Re: Tax Cuts
Posted: Yesterday, 8:52 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 259


Well, I think the wealthy often work quite hard, but not so long and hard as to actually earn the money they get for it. It would be impossible.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: I really don't want the US to become a Christian Theocracy

Posted: Yesterday, 7:15 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 471


As an atheist I have misgivings about any religious group making laws. To my mind, you need to consider the earthly situation in order to design laws to make a country fair and prosperous. As soon as you start to plug in your deity's supposed wishes, you're forsaking the objective nature of the matt...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What is up with google lately?

Posted: Yesterday, 6:41 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 204


It would seem very strange that a bunch of overpaid money-grabbers such as Google would deliberately promote left-wing ideas. Maybe they've lost control of their own software? OTOH, political bias depends to a degree on the beholder's political beliefs. To the hard left, most political statements ar...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Tax Cuts

 Post subject: Re: Tax Cuts
Posted: Yesterday, 6:18 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 259


Judging by the way the pound-dollar exchange rate fell, it looks like the clever investors aren't expecting the UK to thrive economically. So I think it's just the Tories making the rich richer because that's what Tories do, and the idea that it'll help the economy is just a lame excuse. Tory ideolo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Introversion

 Post subject: Re: Introversion
Posted: 23 Sep 2022, 4:41 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 193


I'm more comfortable with some spaces in a conversation, but I feel like something's wrong if the spaces go on for minutes. On a good day I can keep up a rapid, friendly exchange as if I were strongly extrovert, but the longer it goes on, the more anxious I become that I might make a bad mistake. So...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A fly lands on your food

Posted: 23 Sep 2022, 4:17 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 581


If the food was raw and solid, I'd just wash it. Otherwise I'd discard it. But emotionally I'd feel like discarding anything after a fly's been on it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you feel that you can adequately advocate for yourself

Posted: 23 Sep 2022, 7:33 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 350


I've often done quite well advocating for myself, but it depends on the exact situation. It can certainly be a problem area for me. But I think some of the "service providers" are very skilled at providing nothing, so advocating for oneself can be hard even for the strongest people. I've s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Cognitively erratic-anyone ?.

Posted: 23 Sep 2022, 7:14 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 333


Yes my brain's apparent strength varies a lot depending on the particular challenge. I'm often capable of impressive feats of thinking when I'm able to proceed in my own way and at my own pace. But my brain can easily become very confused when the task or the working conditions aren't a good fit for...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did you have trouble with wearing masks? (not social masks)

Posted: 23 Sep 2022, 6:59 am 

Replies: 45
Views: 904


And it seems some people's choices regarding their "personal" health was to not take precautions, then catch it, spread it, and then seek medical care for it. That medical care cost massive quantities of money...for society. And, in the U.S., some people who had a medical problem other th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did you have trouble with wearing masks? (not social masks)

Posted: 20 Sep 2022, 4:40 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 904


We were in crowds for the first time in 2 years when we were on vacation last week, and it stressed me out a bit because nobody but us were wearing masks. Does this mean we're going to catch covid now? The number of new cases per day has been pretty low for the past few weeks, so if your vacation w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did you have trouble with wearing masks? (not social masks)

Posted: 20 Sep 2022, 9:33 am 

Replies: 45
Views: 904


Masks protect other people, not the one wearing them. Think of a doctor performing surgery. They wear a mask to protect the patient, not themselves. Yes there is that angle to it. Apart from rare excursions I had no contact with people. Groceries were done by kerbside pickup, even wore dispo gloves...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did you have trouble with wearing masks? (not social masks)

Posted: 19 Sep 2022, 9:12 am 

Replies: 45
Views: 904


I very rarely had to wear a Covid mask. When I did, it wasn't for long and I didn't have much of a physical problem with it. I anticipated the discomfort from the strings that go round the ears, and used a piece of a wooden cocktail stick to fasten the strings behind my head. But I've always suspect...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Validating" or "understanding" a child's feelings...

Posted: 19 Sep 2022, 8:48 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 457


By itself, "validating" negative feelings is well and good. But if the source of negative feelings isn't removed, what good does "validation" do? Case in point. It was less than a year after my family moved cross-country, and I was seeing a therapist. I told her how my parents a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Feeling lost and alone, even within the ASD community

Posted: 18 Sep 2022, 8:40 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 649


I haven't felt any great sense of belonging to any group since the hippie movement and socialism fell apart decades ago. And these days even when I'm with people I don't get much out of the experience. Some have likened the Aspie experience to having a "glass wall" between them and the res...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Validating" or "understanding" a child's feelings...

Posted: 18 Sep 2022, 8:12 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 457


I guess the idea began as a reaction to older ways of parenting. It used to be common that a parent would invalidate a child's feelings, i.e. not just denying them what they want but also telling them they didn't, or shouldn't, have those feelings. I suppose the fear was that the child might interna...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can think only via writing, speaking aloud or...

Posted: 17 Sep 2022, 6:20 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 171


It certainly helps me if I put my thoughts into spoken or written words, when the thoughts are at all complicated. But for all I know it could be the same way for NTs.
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