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I was addicted to the hokey pokey, but I turned myself around!

Monday, May 13, 2013

I hate Mondays!

Dear Readers:

I don't know how your weekend went, but it wasn't too good for this guy!
A man  faces a charge of misdemeanor animal cruelty after police said he sexually abused his pet peacock.
David Beckman, 64,  was charged with the crime after police learned the bird died while they were investigating Beckman about an alleged case of indecent solicitation of a child.
Details surrounding the case with the peacock, reportedly named Phyl, were unclear Friday, as investigators said it was part of the case involving the child, the Daily Herald reported.
Court records confirmed Beckman faces three charges of harassment by telephone, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of marijuana possession, attempted indecent solicitation of a child, cruelty to animals, and two counts of battery.
He remained in the  County Jail on Friday on a $10,000 bond. An arraignment was scheduled for June 12.
Beckman said he intends to plead insanity ....................., said he was crazy about the bird!

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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has handed over command of the International Space Station as he prepares to return to Earth.
The first Canadian to command the station said it’s time to turn over the reins to Pavel Vinogradov, a Russian cosmonaut.
1073303-Clipart-3d-Sexy-Blond-Pinup-Woman-In-The-Nude-2-Royalty-Free-CGI-IllustrationHadfield, says he’s achieved the goals he set out for himself before making the journey in late December and is leaving both ship and crew “in good shape.”
He tweeted this morning that it’s “time to rev up the Soyuz” for the trip home.
(He had originally intended to  take "Soyuz" down to his hometown of Sarnia and land at "Chris Hadfield Airport" [named after him, of course] but discovered that the airport is no longer open at night!  .................Ya gotta be from Sarnia to know how big a joke that is boys and girls. There are only a couple of flights a day, one train, and NO buses. Pretty soon if ya don't have a car, the only way to get out of town will be to hitchhike, or walk!)

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74416-Royalty-Free-RF-Clipart-Illustration-Of-A-Pleasantly-Plump-Woman-Covering-Her-Nude-BodyOver the weekend Sen. John McCain continued his criticism of the White House's handling of the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, calling for a select committee to investigate what he called the Obama administration's "cover-up." (Boy, are they ever getting a lot of mileage out of a 'manufactured" issue! -Ed.)
Last week, fellow Republican Sen. James Inhofe suggested President Obama could be impeached for his role in the case.
"Of all the great cover-ups in history—we’re talking about the Pentagon Papers, the Iran-Contra, Watergate and all the rest of them—this is going to go down as the most serious, most egregious cover-up in American history," Inhofe said.
Let me repeat that for ya bunky, ""Of all the great cover-ups in history—we’re talking about the Pentagon Papers, the Iran-Contra, Watergate and all the rest of them—this is going to go down as the most serious, most egregious cover-up in American history,"
Yup, you heard right kids, an issue that  is nothing but smoke and mirrors is now being called  "the most serious, most egregious cover-up in American history" ..........., worse than
the Pentagon Papers, the Iran-Contra, Watergate and all the rest of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No wonder everyone on the rest of the planet  thinks the Americans are NUTS!

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I saw an interview today with the brothers of that guy in Cleveland who kidnapped those three women.
They seem normal enough and sure don't want anything more to do with their brother!

We, like everyone else, originally reported they were in on the abductions, and for that we sincerely apologize

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ARE THESE PEOPLE NUTS?

TORONTO, Canada - It took more than a decade to write. Hundreds of mental health experts contributed to the laborious process. And still, before the first spine has been cracked on the latest iteration of the bible of psychiatry, the new DSM-5 has caused quite a stir.
Critics contend the newest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders risks creating diagnosis-creep, with broader definitions that will encompass more people and medicalize things such as normal grieving.
Some have suggested the new reference manual will create false epidemics, with many more children and adults being diagnosed with mental health disorders for which they may be offered powerful drugs.
The Society for Humanistic Psychology is among those complaining about changes in the DSM-5. It argues in particular with the lowering of some diagnostic thresholds, such as the reduction in the number of criteria needed to receive a diagnosis of attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Brent Robbins is president-elect of the Society for Humanistic Psychology and co-chairs the organization's DSM-5 response committee. Robbins points to the DSM-5's elimination of what is known as the bereavement exclusion as another place where the new criteria may end up drawing in people who shouldn't really receive a mental health diagnosis.
In the DSM-IV, a person grieving the death of a loved one could not be diagnosed with major depression in the first two months after that loss. The new manual drops that waiting period, arguing that bereavement can trigger a major depressive episode and people suffering in this way should not have to wait for care.
But Robbins says the change means people coping with normal grief could end up with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder that would stay in their medical records for a lifetime.
"We would essentially take somebody who is going through a normal, transient human experience and say that they have a mental disease," says Robbins, an associate professor of psychology at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Penn.

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AND FINALLY!
   
HALIFAX - The board of Hockey Nova Scotia voted today to ban body-checking for peewee players and some bantam players.
The board unanimously voted to eliminate bodychecking for the 11- and 12-year-old players, while it was also removed for midget leagues.
The changes will come into effect for the 2013-14 hockey season, which begins in September.
(Meanwhile, your erstwhile well informed reporter is rather surprised that Nova Scotia has enough midgets to form a hockey league!)