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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ASAN Position statements

Posted: 16 Dec 2019, 2:38 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 656


We would likely commit social indiscretions in any society. Being Autistic means not picking up on social rules at all. This was less of a problem in earlier eras when: (1) social rules were explicitly taught by parents, rather than being expected to be picked up informally by preschoolers on the p...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: What is so bad about Autism Speaks nowadays?

Posted: 16 Dec 2019, 4:11 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,597


I understand those who self advocate and don't want a cure but they really must learn to understand that society sees a separation from themselves as human beings and the medical condition they have. We are already quite aware (we don't need to "learn to understand") that many parents of ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Is it possible for two socially inept people to befriend?

Posted: 07 Dec 2019, 8:03 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 316


It is tough for two or three disabled women to hang out for a million different reasons. Here is just one. They all monologue- and that is my job! You are constantly interrupting each other. When we get excited, we scream- and how! The whole table is shouting. Which is bad when you get headaches fr...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Is it possible for two socially inept people to befriend?

Posted: 07 Dec 2019, 7:35 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 316


Or at least one while the other is proficient at it? How do they keep the dialog going? I don't know where to begin and how to maintain a friendship that lasts longer than a few days. Once you say all the main stuff, how do people carry on? Depends on what drew you and the other person together in ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Telling People to Mind Their Own Business

Posted: 07 Dec 2019, 6:29 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 438


To Twilightprincess: As noted in a message here, buried at the bottom of page 1 of this thread , I think the more urgent question is how you are going to deal with the likelihood that your ex is in danger of being evicted. I think that question needs to be decided first (if you have not done so alre...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Telling People to Mind Their Own Business

Posted: 07 Dec 2019, 5:14 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 438


She’s not asking me about my personal life. She’s trying to get me to do stuff I don’t want to. She is my ex’s landlord. We’re separated, not divorced. He’s an alcoholic mess who is also abusing drugs. Basically, she wants me to have him over more and keep him busy, so he’ll be less likely to drink...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Shooting at Pensacola FL Naval base

Posted: 07 Dec 2019, 4:59 pm 

Replies: 49
Views: 501


[There still is a difference between saying "all Muslims" and "all Arabs." Arabs are a racial group, Muslim are a religious group. Not all Arabs are Muslims and not all Muslims are Arabs. True, but saying "all Muslims are terrorists" is every bit as much of a stigmatiz...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Degree of certainty on communication

Posted: 07 Dec 2019, 2:18 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 197


This is an extremely typical aspie phenomenon -- almost a conclusively diagnostic one. It can be exacerbated in certain cultural contexts where the custom is to never be direct in saying anything. (It's hard to imagine a more rude custom from an aspie perspective.) I don't have any recommendations ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Amazon moving to NYC despite no subsidies

Posted: 07 Dec 2019, 12:38 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 94


It should be noted that what Amazon is now planning to do in NYC, which will involve 1,500 employees according to the linked article, is much smaller than the original plan that was stopped by AOC and various protestors, which would have involved a second Amazon headquarters with 25,000 employees. (...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 700,000 Americans Citizens May Lose Food Stamp Benefits

Posted: 07 Dec 2019, 12:06 am 

Replies: 103
Views: 1,109


I worked for the state for 12 years, it's what I hope to get back into. I worked with a woman who was legally blind. When her mother was pregnant with her, she contracted toxoplasmosis. This woman went to nursing school, passed. Got a job with the state as a nurse case manager, her computer screen ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 700,000 Americans Citizens May Lose Food Stamp Benefits

Posted: 06 Dec 2019, 11:56 pm 

Replies: 103
Views: 1,109


Do you mean to deny the existence of "can't"? Here are some examples of "can't": 1) There just aren't any jobs available that they are qualified for near where they live. 2) Prospective employers just don't like them, for whatever reason (possibly due to things beyond the indivi...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 700,000 Americans Citizens May Lose Food Stamp Benefits

Posted: 06 Dec 2019, 5:49 pm 

Replies: 103
Views: 1,109


Then it's ridiculous, in my opinion, to take away these peoples' food stamps. It's not a slam dunk that these people will get jobs. This online job search process is an arduous one. I had a hard time getting my second job. It took me months. I wish this was "workfare." "Workfare,&quo...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin's family

Posted: 06 Dec 2019, 5:41 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 436


ASPartOfMe wrote:
NBC News
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George Zimmerman claims in a lawsuit filed by his lawyer, conservative nonprofit Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman


Larry Klayman has a long history of filing all manner of frivolous lawsuits. I don't understand why he hasn't been disbarred.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 700,000 Americans Citizens May Lose Food Stamp Benefits

Posted: 06 Dec 2019, 5:36 pm 

Replies: 103
Views: 1,109


If this is like "workfare" in NYC, people would be assigned to the "public works" sort of projects mentioned by Mona. Unfortunately, it's NOT "workfare." As the article linked at the beginning of this thread points out: Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., the ranking member...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Democrats reauthorize the Patriot Act

Posted: 06 Dec 2019, 5:23 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 229


The idea that the Democrats are “rolling over” is laughable, they are thinking we are going to win and get to use these powers and since we are smarter than conservatives will use it more effectively and use it to police thought. I think it's more likely that they just don't want to piss off the po...
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