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 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Omicron Variant

 Post subject: Re: Omicron Variant
Posted: Today, 12:00 am 

Replies: 259
Views: 5,996

What's Known About ‘Stealth' Version of Omicron? Scientists and health officials around the world are keeping their eyes on a descendant of the omicron variant that has been found in at least 40 countries, including the United States. This version of the coronavirus, which scientists call BA.2, is ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Florida Pair arrested for making Autistic teen live in shed

Posted: Yesterday, 11:08 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 53

Florida Couple Arrested After Allegedly Locking Autistic Child in Shed with Snacks, Tools, Canned Food, and Bucket of Human Waste A Florida man and woman have been arrested in connection with a teenager who was allegedly found locked up inside of a shed. Harry Richard Shoemaker, 44, and his girlfri...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Film - ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’

Posted: Yesterday, 10:56 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 53

Variety When Dakota Johnson signed on to star and produce in “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” the first film under her Tea Time Pictures production company, director and writer Cooper Raiff wasn’t set to act in the production at all. But Johnson encouraged Raiff to change his mind, believing that he was perf...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Woke Generation - Fighting Back

Posted: Yesterday, 9:40 am 

Replies: 636
Views: 14,914

Confessions of a Liberal Heritic A funny thing happened on the way to the emerging Democratic majority. Twenty years on, the co-authors of a hugely influential work on the subject acknowledge that their party took a detour. In 2002, the political scientist Ruy Teixeira and the journalist John B. Ju...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: CT man’s tirade at smoothie shop

Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 9:25 pm 

Replies: 85
Views: 1,094

I would suggest that they likely were never all that conservative either and that both the patriotism and the social justice stuff largely just performance art to distract from other potential issues. Oh, I think ASPOM was mostly referring to the long held perception that big business was a firmly ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: CT man’s tirade at smoothie shop

Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 9:11 pm 

Replies: 85
Views: 1,094

Or it could be they were just looking for an excuse replace him with an employee they can pay entry level salary to. Ooh, I hadn't even thought of that, nice catch, as on reflection I could totally see an HR person making that calculation, get a PR win by being performatively woke in public and rep...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Simon Baron Cohen on human rights

Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 2:35 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 280

I think SBC found a subset of autistics and mistook it for the entire spectrum. I think maybe SBC and certainly many who have read about “mind blindness” wrongly conflate disability and inability. He would have not offended so many if he had not called his “systemizing” thinking theory “extreme male...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Hostages taken at Texas synagogue

Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 2:14 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 989

British police arrest 2 more men in probe of Texas synagogue hostage-taking incident
Counterterrorism officers detained both men in Manchester. The pair "remain in custody for questioning," according to a statement from the Greater Manchester Police.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Justice Beyer retiring

 Post subject: Justice Beyer retiring
Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 2:05 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 78

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire at end of term Justice Stephen G. Breyer, the most senior member of the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing and staunch defender of a nonpartisan judiciary, will retire from the bench at the end of the current term, fulfilling the wish of Democrats who l...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Britini D'Angelo - Big Brother Houseguest, singer

Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 8:41 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 53

How One CBS Big Brother Houseguest Is Promoting Autism Acceptance On Sept. 29, 2021, during the season finale of "Big Brother" on CBS, host Julie Chen Moonves gave houseguest and jury member Britini D'Angelo the floor. Ms. D'Angelo revealed that she is an autistic individual. Her goal in ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: High Functioning Autism and Addiction

Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 8:17 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,879

Study explores possible autism link in young adults treated for addiction - Harvard Gazette One in five young adults being treated for alcohol or drug use may have undiagnosed traits characteristic of autism-spectrum disorder, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital report. They found that am...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Are efforts against covid useless ?

Posted: 25 Jan 2022, 8:26 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 772

A good question would be - how might things turn out if there were no restrictions? An extreme version of what has been going on with the Omicron surge. Instead of strain on the health care system, economy, supply chain etc they would collapse from so many people people being too sick to do the job...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People misunderstanding social difficulties

Posted: 25 Jan 2022, 8:13 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 524

A bunch of replies here along the lines of I can mask effectively enough. What that means is that you outwardly do not have social difficulties. If out of mental exhaustion your non social time is impaired you are having social difficulties just not outwardly, as least for the time being. What do y...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: CT man’s tirade at smoothie shop

Posted: 25 Jan 2022, 7:41 pm 

Replies: 85
Views: 1,094

However I think it's likely he would have stressed it as a matter of routine considering the severity of the allergy. As a longstanding restaurant guy, that's been my experience, people with those allergies tend to be fairly emphatic about them, as they should be with a life threatening issue like ...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Maybe he’s autistic or something

Posted: 25 Jan 2022, 6:49 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 131

The whole concept of it just seemed to go right over his head even though he’s from here born and raised. Maybe he’s autistic or something. Maybe, but not understanding one social rule does not make an autistic. Tipping culture is why some employers get away with paying less than minimum wage, and ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why do people want Trump?

Posted: 25 Jan 2022, 6:36 pm 

Replies: 254
Views: 4,794

The Democrats certainly didn’t react as extreme as what occurred during the January 6th insurrection. If the lose in 2024 it will be a different story I think. They are certainly setting stage with all the voter suppression talk and Biden explicitly saying this years mid terms will be illegitimate ...
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