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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Who would you want to run in the 2020 U.S. Presidential?

Posted: 25 Feb 2020, 5:48 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 4,402


Trump's fanbase has been hoodwinked to the extent that they appear blind to the "divide and rule" agenda that Trump has been actively using them to advance. The daily barrage of flash-in-the-pan headlines and twitter-trash-Trump-comment of the day is all a smokescreen, and the 2020 electio...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do some people choose to be horrible than kind ?

Posted: 24 Feb 2020, 5:18 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 1,724


I spent my childhood years with a foster mother who was a monster to everyone but her "golden child", and especially to me. One of the reasons I entered psychology as a student later on was to try and figure her out, but in those decades there were no answers there, so I specialised in psy...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Treatment of autistics in the UK vs. the US.

Posted: 24 Feb 2020, 5:09 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 952


There must be times when a trained "navigator" through certain systems and processes as a support person would be of enormous help for people there FM. Does the National Org. for Autism there offer any service like that?

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Never Invited, Rarely Included

Posted: 23 Feb 2020, 11:21 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 903


It's not "easy". If it was, there wouldn't be any need for Wrong Planet.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Treatment of autistics in the UK vs. the US.

Posted: 23 Feb 2020, 10:56 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 952


"Normalisation" is a major theme in the USA, coupled with the mistaken idea that ABA is the coercive tool of choice to force AS people to become pretend NTs. That doesn't seem to be a mainstream mindset at all in the UK. "Curing" AS doesn't seem to be a mainstream mindset in the ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: What NT Women Want

 Post subject: Re: What NT Women Want
Posted: 23 Feb 2020, 9:11 pm 

Replies: 165
Views: 4,779


Not as along as the effort is expected only from AS people, and that is the status quo at this time. Today all over the world there will be AS people who are experiencing being shunned and shamed for "acting like" AS people by the dominant majority. Until that dominant majority change, and...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: What NT Women Want

 Post subject: Re: What NT Women Want
Posted: 23 Feb 2020, 8:12 pm 

Replies: 165
Views: 4,779


Here's another one: when NTs say "that's interesting" they usually mean ("I couldn't care less about that."). The AS person, taking them at their word, feels encouraged to continue the conversation topic.. I think we all know who gets blamed for the failure of NTs to accurately r...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Treatment of autistics in the UK vs. the US.

Posted: 23 Feb 2020, 7:16 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 952


Only the UK has produced some studies of AS people in the senior age group (middle age and beyond) and seems to be the only country that has researchers who are interested in that group, AFAIK. There are also some very interesting academic activists in England using their skills to raise consciousne...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Improvement of Autism with age

Posted: 23 Feb 2020, 4:22 pm 

Replies: 50
Views: 1,867


I doubt that you were between 5-15 emotionally FM. What that person couldn't see was the many layers of trauma experiences that were invisible to the commentator. He or she may have quite cruelly judged you on the basis of her or his personal experience, rather than yours, which he didn't or couldn'...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Gun Rights Provocateur triggers students at alma mater

Posted: 22 Feb 2020, 4:18 pm 

Replies: 66
Views: 1,449


David Lange was Prime Minister from 1984, well liked, and his legacy continues as New Zealand's nuclear free policy. AB is thinking of Robert Muldoon, who led the National Party in the late 1970s and early 1980s, in a very dictatorial and divisive way. However to compare him with Trump is unfair eve...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Gun Rights Provocateur triggers students at alma mater

Posted: 21 Feb 2020, 7:08 pm 

Replies: 66
Views: 1,449


Thank goodness I live in a country that doesn't allow this kind of provocative behaviour, and in a culture still bound together by social cohesion. Lose social cohesion, and all hell starts to break loose. There are certainly lessons for us in Australia and NZ of that the utter madness in the US co...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Working in mixed NT/AS groups - an interesting commentary

Posted: 21 Feb 2020, 6:56 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 499


http://franklludwig.com/autismvgroupdynamics.html

I can certainly relate to much of what he writes.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trying to find out if I have autism

Posted: 21 Feb 2020, 6:22 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 406


Welcome to WP! Almost no-one (if anyone) has all the characteristics that have been associated with AS, so you don't need to (score 100%) to be an autistic person. AS people are individuals, not the clones that many uninformed media commentary suggests; some are visual thinkers, for example, others ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Brexit is going to make everything worse(unless you're rich)

Posted: 21 Feb 2020, 6:14 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 2,438


From the late 1940s, Britain incrementally ceased to have a British Empire to exploit. The decision to stop exploitation was made out of necessity, not goodwill toward the countries the British had exploited for all of the 20th century and before, and it was Franklin Roosevelt who made the withdrawa...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: What NT Women Want

 Post subject: Re: What NT Women Want
Posted: 21 Feb 2020, 6:05 pm 

Replies: 165
Views: 4,779


None of this seems to address the double communication problem which can be a significant barrier to establishing a relationship. AS people say what they mean, and if they say "Let's have dinner some time" that is literally what they mean. NTs will say things like this in order to flick pe...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Gun Rights Provocateur triggers students at alma mater

Posted: 21 Feb 2020, 5:39 pm 

Replies: 66
Views: 1,449


Thank goodness I live in a country that doesn't allow this kind of provocative behaviour, and in a culture still bound together by social cohesion.

Lose social cohesion, and all hell starts to break loose.
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