Sometimes you just have to let your biases go. I think Winston Peters is a fool, a troll, and a blot on the political establishment. On the other hand, I think Susan Devoy was a darn good squash player and a darn good person. But when Susan tries to censor Winston, she’s wrong. Last month […]Read More → Throw censorship in the trash, not the new mac pro.
This situation. Should. Not. Happen. Never. For boys. Or girls. If the perpetrator was a man (and I have seen more than one young girl have a kid before 13) then the man should be and is charged and is incarcerated. But the woman is getting a pass: this is (if the facts are as […]Read More → Legal rape.
A large amount of the philosophy around politics, in both the right and the left, is postmodern. These people do not talk about the truth, because they only see the truth as a social construct, driven by the narrative or discourse of society, and with signfiers or code words or dog whistles attached within it […]Read More → Don’t subvert the discourse. Reverse it.
This is a list of good posts from the various blogs in the Tradosphere. UK Fred: Christians on the internet better act like that. (A quick gloss: at times none of us do. At times we all do. So read everything here with some discernment ‘mkay?). He also reminds us that the same applies in […]Read More → Weekend reading.
It is one of those times when the over reach of Washington is apparent. The example they have is remarkably illuminating. Sincce 9/11, they have increased the surveillance of the US population, as has the UK, where in London you are continually watched. The NSA has been monitoring the emails, files within the cloud… for […]Read More → The failure of the panoptican state.
This is a forest plot. It is looking at normalized or standardized mean differences of improvement between computerized CBT and controls. The controls are not specified. And if you look at it, you get a significant improvement if you do computerized CBT. This, to a busy clinician or clinical team, sounds very attractive. Computers are […]Read More → The guild, the cathedral, and the computer.
Do not do a worthless degree. IF you need training get it, but do not waste your youth training to do something you cannot. Aaron Clarey is correct when he writes There is an epidemic plaguing this nation and the rest of the west and it is Worthless Degrees. Degrees that: cripple the finances of […]Read More → The useful parts of tertiary training.
One of my duties is to teach psychiatrists-in-training. In AUstralia and NZ, this is a five-year process that takes most people seven (or more) years: there are cases to write, experiences to log (which include quite a lot of talking therapy) and the technique and evidence for treating psychiatric disorders has to be formally taught. […]Read More → DSM-5 is not as user friendly as ICD-10.
Today is the start of the scholarship groups for final year high school people and there is a reception for these candidates at the University. Son one has an invite, and last night was printing He made a comment that “Dunedin is weird. This dies not happen anywehere else in NZ“. And this got me […]Read More → Purge the pagan from us.
Many out there are looking at the Islamic riots, and the growing arrogance (and fertility) of that group, and considering that they are the strong horse, they are joining them. Fools. They have fallen into a common lie — that the society is going to fall apart, and there is nothing we can do but […]Read More → Against Islam.