Monday, September 01, 2014

What is Bi-Polar?

Hi Lexcen,
My name is Laura and I'm depressed. It's not easy to admit that to a stranger, but like many, the death of Robin Williams has made me want to confront this problem.
Robin Williams had always been open about his addictions and his depressions. As a freelance writer, he made me want to make use of both my personal and my previous professional experiences to contribute in some way; by writing a guide on bipolar and depression. You can read it here: http://www.psychguides.com/guides/bipolar-disorder-treatment-program-options/
I'm not saying it will cure people, but I hope it helps them to understand themselves and to reach out.

It would be wonderful if you could add my guide as a resource, but I am also happy to write a unique piece for your site on the subject too.
Best,
Laura



With the shock of Robin Williams committing suicide, the world has turned their attention to the mental illness of Bi-polar disorder.

Q.What do I know about bi-polar?
A.My wife suffers from it.

The fact is that someone you know probably has bi-polar but you aren't aware of it. In that sense, think of Robin Williams in all his manic and hilarious monologues and you don't immediately think of  depression. In other words people you might know as bubbly,manic,exciting to be around might be suffering from bi-polar. Unless you live with somebody 24/7 you will not be familiar with the wild mood swings that characterize bi-polar.

People with bi-polar have manic episodes. For example, any small stimuli can progress very rapidly from excitable to manic levels of energy. Think of Robin Williams escalating from a passing comment into a wild tirade of cascading ideas,stream of consciousness rants and hilariousness.
What you don't see in the public image of Robin Williams, is the opposite effect, the other pole of bi-polar where a small disappointment,obstacle or hindrance escalates into a downward spiral of depression.

People with bi-polar cannot control their manic and their depressive mood spirals.

Robin Williams on YouTube
http://youtu.be/IF7TXHDwpX8

Thanks to Laura for this post.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

Saudi's issue warning of threat from ISIS.
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/08/30/Saudi-king-warns-of-terror-threat-to-the-world.html

But who is funding ISIS?
Answer: The Saudis among others.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/14/america-s-allies-are-funding-isis.html

Ah Politics...so complicated.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Christmas stocking gift ideas for little girls.

Who wouldn't want to live in America?
And who wouldn't want to fill their little girls' Christmas stocking with these goodies?

WEST SIDE STORY


America Lyrics
ANITA
Puerto Rico
My heart's devotion
Let it sink back in the ocean
Always the hurricanes blowing
Always the population growing
And the money owing
And the sunlight streaming
And the natives steaming
I like the island Manhattan
Smoke on your pipe
And put that in!

GIRLS
I like to be in America
Okay by me in America
Everything free in America

BERNARDO
For a small fee in America

ANITA
Buying on credit is so nice

BERNARDO
One look at us and they charge twice

ROSALIA
I have my own washing machine

INDIO
What will you have not to keep clean?

ANITA
Skyscrapers bloom in America

ROSALIA
Cadillacs zoom in America

TERESITA
Industry boom in America

BOYS
Twelve in a room in America

ANITA
Lots of new housing with more space

BERNARDO
Lots of doors slamming in our face

ANITA
I'll get a terrace apartment

BERNARDO
Better get rid of your accent

ANITA
Life can be bright in America

BOYS
If you can fight in America

GIRLS
Life is all right in America

BOYS
If you're all white in America

GIRLS
Here you are free and you have pride

BOYS
Long as you stay on your own side

GIRLS
Free to be anything you choose

BOYS
Free to wait tables and shine shoes

BERNARDO
Everywhere grime in America
Organized crime in America
Terrible time in America

ANITA
You forget I'm in America

BERNARDO
I think I'll go back to San Juan

ANITA
I know a boat you can get on,
Bye Bye!

BERNARDO
Ah-hah
Everyone there will give big cheer!

ANITA
Everyone there will have moved here
Lyrics found <a href="http://www.elyrics.net/read/w/west-side-story-lyrics/america-lyrics.html">here</a>

Thursday, August 21, 2014

ISIS and James Foley

It is important to understand that ISIS, like all other Islamic offshoots including Al Qaeda are not "extremists". They are FUNDAMENTALISTS who adhere to the Quran/Koran.

http://www.mukto-mona.com/Articles/skm/beheading.htm

Big question—‘Is the beheading Islamic?’
Yes, beheading is, of course, an Islamic justice to the infidels, criminals, and sinners. This cruel way of killing infidels is sanctioned by Islamic Sharia laws. Denial to the grotesque beheading of western Kaffirs by those Islamic terrorists (in Iraq) that it is not Islamic is yet another clear sign of ignorance, hypocrisy, or intellectual dishonesty by the defenders of Islam. Islamists are not ready to take the burden of ugly reality of the fact that human beheading is 100% consistent with the sacred Islamic Jihadi practices. Hatreds towards other religion such as Jews, Christians, Hindus and other polytheists are the ardent teachings of Islamic holy book Qur’an. Beheading was practiced by the Prophet Muhammad himself during the 7th century period of Islam and by the most Islamic rulers thereafter.
Saddest thing is no Islamists will ever tell you the truth about the intimate relation of beheading in Islam! Following the recent beheadings of Americans and other foreigners in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, the U.S. press turned to various experts to identify a precedent in the Quran or Islamic history for this kind of gory murder.
Read full article by clicking on link above.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Negotiating With Hamas



Foaming Hand Wash


I take my hat off to the GENIUS that invented foaming hand wash.

Not only does the manufacturer benefit by selling 50% less soap per container, but they can increase the price of the NEW product. A WIN WIN situation if there ever was one.

And the consumer is happy because even though they are unknowingly buying 50% less hand wash than before, they are getting a new fangled watchamacallit thingimijig which is NEW.

How Pure is Drinking Water?



In Australia, and many other countries worldwide, aluminium sulfate (alum) is the most commonly used coagulant as it is widely available and relatively cheap.

Australian sewers are being corroded partly because of an additive used in the drinking water treatment process. In some cases the lifetime of concrete pipes is being reduced by up to 90%.
But much of that corrosion could be reduced by a simple change in the chemicals used to treat the water, we report in a paper published today in Science.
http://theconversation.com/crumbling-sewers-are-linked-to-drinking-water-treatment-30398
And you thought drinking water was just pure water...so if it corrodes concrete, what is drinking water doing to our bodies?

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