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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Liberals in Canada Crazy like a fox?

 Post subject: What Democracy?
Posted: 08 Nov 2010, 4:15 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 2,793

The Liberals and Conservatives are both in the pocket of the oil companies. Their rivalry is barely enough to maintain the illusion of choice.

I have not read this section yet; I hope it isn't as bad as the summary on the index.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: OLD FOLKS and brain farts

 Post subject: Old Guy
Posted: 07 Nov 2010, 4:04 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,860

I'll be 62 this month, but only found out about AS 5 years ago. Now my life starts to make sense, but my options are mostly gone. At the point where I expected my career to take off, I only got sidetracked into trying to understand people. I recently concluded that I had been expecting about an orde...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: I'm new

 Post subject: Cultural Variations
Posted: 07 Nov 2010, 1:42 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,337

Welcome. Different cultures expect different amounts of eye contact. White Americans find periodic contact friendly and reassuring, but for blacks it can be intimidating. When they try to copy whites, they have an awkward learning period. Constant contact is probably excessive anywhere. You can obse...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: What challenges have you had "growing up" ?

 Post subject: Progressive Deterioration
Posted: 07 Nov 2010, 1:31 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,235

Every seven years or so, I've decided that my life made no sense, and started over, with even more things to avoid. Having some family support, etc, you can probably avoid serial disasters. I'm just compiling a list of things I wish I'd known in kindergarten, but back then, only a few researchers ha...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Hard to Find Stuff, A RANT

 Post subject: downgrading
Posted: 07 Nov 2010, 12:44 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1,265

Fashions change. I always buy used clothes and don't worry about it. When I find cheap shoes that fit, I stock up. I've noticed that liquorice allsorts are now made of something more like edible plastic than candy, but that also helps with my altered waistline. ;-)

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: What support would have made your life easier?

 Post subject: Continuity
Posted: 06 Nov 2010, 8:20 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,367

He can't really imagine what the options are. As a guiding principle, change as little as possible. Set up the new bedroom and 'net just like the old one. If possible, make the other rooms familiar too. How about an old acquaintance as helper, too? Rain man isn't too bad as a film, except that it le...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Different perspectives/theories on eye contact

 Post subject: Habituation
Posted: 04 Nov 2010, 3:24 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 9,155

I used to find eye contact overwhelming. There seemed to be too much non-verbal information coming in that I couldn't translate. Now, I tend to look at eyebrows or noses, with a short glance at eyes of familiar, trusted people. Keeping up another train of thought is probably the best way to do eye c...

 Forum: discussion   Topic: Copyright Infringement Insurance

Posted: 03 Nov 2010, 2:56 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 630 ... n-loophole
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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistics who can read body language well

 Post subject: Relative Perception
Posted: 01 Nov 2010, 2:04 am 

Replies: 69
Views: 11,719

I don't think I'd mistake laughing for crying, but I might not empathize, and will often miss more subtle signals entirely. It is pretty much hit or miss - I'm often too distracted to notice things that can be obvious if I'm open to them. I used to think I was pretty good at reading non-verbal cues ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistics who can read body language well

 Post subject: Website with BL primer
Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 9:06 pm 

Replies: 69
Views: 11,719 ... -they-send

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Neurological origin of autism?

 Post subject: The Screwloose Analogy
Posted: 28 Oct 2010, 11:00 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 5,222

The way I explain Apsperger's to folks who are not familiar with it is about like this: "You've heard the term 'Having a screw loose upstairs?' - Well, there are quite a few screws, and maybe two dozen in the area that can cause Autism. If most of them are loose, we get a person with full-blown Auti...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Welcome to the Canadian invasion ;)

Posted: 27 Oct 2010, 11:59 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,787

I'm from Hamilton and area. The farm where I spent 7 years is now underwater, and I have not been back since some time in Toronto in '77. I recently had a lot of trouble because I too have learned to pass as normal, even though it takes me days to get ready for, and unwind from, most social interact...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Dilema

 Post subject: People are Boring
Posted: 27 Oct 2010, 10:44 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,212

I got to see my counselor today, who is as much a friend as professionalism allows, and told her about my recent revelation that a lot of people don't even try to be logical. She calls it "dealing with the stupids." I've often noted that with people, there isn't much middle ground between boring and...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Sleeping habits

Posted: 27 Oct 2010, 10:05 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,365

[quote="RomanceAnonimo"]I have no pattern. I am tired all day, then hit energy in the evening, and the cycle continues. <end quote> Yeah, If I'm running short on sleep, I'll be groggy all day, and then too awake later. It is as if I catch up my sleep with mini-naps or resting parts of my h...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: 13 year old boy abused in Guam by bus driver.

Posted: 26 Oct 2010, 4:17 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1,236 ... us-driver/

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Owning a House

 Post subject: Buy Cheap
Posted: 26 Oct 2010, 1:23 am 

Replies: 71
Views: 13,025

I had found a beautiful farm that I could barely afford. I'm glad I didn't stretch, expecting to share it with others, as I'm still a rare newcomer here. Another guy showed up who had been wanting that place for years, and I let him have it. Then I hit a string of coincidences to find an unfashionab...
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