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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Michael Savage says that "autism is a fraud"

Posted: 15 Jun 2009, 2:07 pm 

Replies: 97
Views: 12,998

That would be funny and ironic if he did have it. I would wonder if he knows he has it or doesn't think he does. Could he have been raised the same way he suggested what you have to do to autistic kids? Sometimes people grow up thinking of the same actions you do to kids because it was done to them...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Some observations on growing up with AS, with an AS dad

Posted: 15 Jun 2009, 2:02 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,200

Recently I've thought back at the time I grew up because of what has happened the last few months. I'm 32 and my dad is 60, and my dad has spent most of my adult life as an alcoholic, and our family collapsed when I was a teenager. This spring he really freaked me out by walking around town crying i...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: A political documentary made by an AS'er

Posted: 15 Jun 2009, 12:36 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,316

Hmm, not sure, I think I read them a year or two ago.. I know linking to other forums is frowned upon, but when you've set up a website for a movie that you've made yourself?

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: A political documentary made by an AS'er

Posted: 15 Jun 2009, 10:39 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,316

Namely by me. I've made a documentary about Sweden called "The Socialist utopia". for a website that's simple for now with information, download links etc. for a DVD download through BitTorrent. I cover ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Michael Savage says that "autism is a fraud"

Posted: 15 Jun 2009, 10:00 am 

Replies: 97
Views: 12,998

Not sure if anyone has brought it up, and hoping I'm not going to get a lawsuit headed my way now, but I'm very certain Michael Savage matches the criteria for AS.. He leaves so many clues on his show. He's mentioned how he always has the same daily routine, how he gets annoyed at everything everyon...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Outrageous article Christopher Gillberg wrote in 1997

Posted: 04 Sep 2008, 11:33 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 5,130 It's in Swedish, but it's got some value since is embarassed about it now, as I understand it, since it's so very incorrect. The part about AS reads: "Asperger's syndrome occurs in roughly 0.5 percent of all children. This group of children doesn't st...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Academic Statistics on Homeschooling

Posted: 29 May 2008, 5:33 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 5,313

It's extremely hard to get permission to homeschool your children in the tyranny called Sweden. Out of a million or so pupils, a few hundred are being homeschooled, mostly because of geographic location, no access to a school. In the Swedish school system, the government regulates what the pupils mu...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Help me! Can't think!

Posted: 17 May 2008, 1:59 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,087

That's what's called thought disorder. I understand FireBird is already on antipsychotic "medication", so doctors won't be able to help much? Isn't psychiatry just great? Personally I'd recommend some simple down to earth activity that can get your mind off the confusion in your head. Maybe a jigsaw...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Employment rate differences for AS people, US vs Europe

Posted: 04 Mar 2008, 7:23 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 4,401

I'm getting the impression that Aspergians in the US have a much higher employment rate than those in Europe, with the extensive entitlement systems that are in place here. Personally I live in the Marxist hell country Sweden, so I have little reason to look for work. The government has personally b...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Speaking with exclamation points, or not

Posted: 04 Mar 2008, 6:56 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,002

I think it's the case of the pretty natural autistic ambivalence, we don't want to seem too excited or committed about anything for fear of the reaction it might cause. I've found myself using "I guess" a lot at the end of statements and have noticed other people with AS doing it too.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: McCain Endorsement Angers Catholic League President

Posted: 29 Feb 2008, 9:48 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 594

How did Christianity in the US get this messed up? I wasn't made aware of this Hagee guy until recently, but I'm astonished that he's able to pretend to be a Christian over there - rejecting the idea that Jesus was Christ and preaching that the people who believe in Jesus aren't God's chosen people ...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Autistic Thinking and Schizoid PD?

Posted: 25 Feb 2008, 3:49 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 19,951

I'm not diagnosed with anything, but consider myself having both AS and a schizoid personality. I've noticed I'm less interested than nearly everyone on this site in aquaintances, though I consider myself more socially adept. The way I see it, you're born with an autistic brain, while this "personal...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Big pharma linked to fraud case at Swedish university

Posted: 25 Feb 2008, 2:11 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 587

All I have is in Swedish, so might not be of that much use to you, but it looks like a very juicy story, in spite of the name of the professor not being revealed: He's suspected of putting roughly $200'000 of research money into his own pocke...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Everyone blammed my problems in school on my speech...

Posted: 19 Feb 2008, 1:03 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,139

Interesting speech impediment, I couldn't pronounce the sh sound in 'shrewd' when I was a child, and I think couldn't pronounce the sh in 'shoot' either, so I went to speech therapy, which took care of it fairly quickly. Before that, I just pronounced the words with S or CH as in pouch. I used rolli...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: did man have dominion over dinosaurs

Posted: 14 Feb 2008, 4:36 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 4,849

Well, dinosaurs never co-existed with primates since the dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago and the primates arrived 5-7 million years ago or something like that. Though if you believe Internet fads, I guess Chuck Norris could roundhouse them into submission.
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