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In Display of 'Actual Sociopathy,' Trump Reportedly Asked CIA Why Drone Didn't Also Kill Target's Family


#121

War is state sanctioned murder…


#122

Thanks W. Lawior, you said all that needs to be said about our disgusting murder machine run by J.F.K. thru to today. I assume the appointed was W. g


#123

I love the idea of a no party identity election process. The trouble of course would be that candidates would continue to lie their asses off. I watched Wisconsin’s Scott Walker do this, and we all know that Trump wouldn’t know truth unless it flew down his throat like a misguided fly. G


#124

One more thing about drones. When I here about bumble bee drones infiltrating our private space, back yard, front window, bathroom window, etc, I expect there to soon be bumble bee swatter drones, or maybe drone spray to keep the cute little critters away. G


#125

I find an interest in understanding strong dysfunction of our leaders. As I go down the list of traits I don’t see them as all applying to the great Don. (in his own mind).

Psychologists vie to enumerate the facets of sociopathy. Joseph Newman argues that the sociopath has an attention bottleneck that allows him to focus only on one activity or train of thought, to the exclusion of others. Researchers, including Howard Kamler, say that the sociopath lacks not “moral” identity but self-identity altogether. Yet nowhere do I recognize myself more than in Hervey Cleckley’s clinical profiles. In The Mask of Sanity, published in 1941, Cleckley distilled what he believed to be the 16 key behavioral characteristics that defined psychopathy. Most of these factors are still used today to diagnose sociopaths/psychopaths and others with antisocial disorders. (Psychopathy and sociopathy are terms with an intertwined clinical history, and they are now largely used interchangeably. The DSM excludes both, in favor of antisocial personality disorder.)

Superficial charm and good intelligence
Absence of delusions and other signs of irrational thinking
Absence of nervousness or neurotic manifestations
Unreliability
Untruthfulness and insincerity
Lack of remorse and shame
Inadequately motivated antisocial behavior
Poor judgment and failure to learn by experience
Pathologic egocentricity and incapacity for love
General poverty in major affective reactions
Specific loss of insight
Unresponsiveness in general interpersonal relations
Fantastic and uninviting behavior with alcohol and sometimes without
Suicide threats rarely carried out
Sex life impersonal, trivial, and poorly integrated
Failure to follow any life plan


#126

Oh, will giving you a thumbs up get me the same treatment? If so how about the other 18 CD?


#127

#128

Shouldn’t that be “Presence” rather than “Absence” ?   In addition to his many deliberate lies, Tweetle-Dumb exhibits delusions and other signs of irrational thinking on an almost hourly basis.


#129

Know of any land opportunities up there? How do these people go build cabins in the middle of nowhere?


#130

trump’s Hair Hitler The Flaming Orange Satan.


#131

Mango Mussolini’s Chump trump’s IDIOT LOSER supporters are the main problem.


#132

I don’t doubt there is a significant percentage within the ranks. Bug generally speaking military culture aligns with the likes of Trump and his band of Generals and soon to be CIA torture thug cohorts.

I also don’t doubt that some would refuse to take action against US citizens if ever ordered to do so.

But then again, a lot would, or will…and Trump has already groomed his brownshirts who are armed and ignorant White Nationalists listening for that ultimate dog whistle.


#133

I had a question mark on those also. This comes from Psych today, and I wonder if this is a typo or they mean something else.

Trumpty is defensive in that he has to be greater than Obama in every way. Doesn’t seem to be able to let it go.


#134

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#135

Fokker,

Thanks for saying what we all feel, every single day.


#136

They passed ObamaCare with reconciliation- which couldn’t be filibustered. He could have done the public option, he had the votes. But he didn’t. He was a lying, two faced, Neo-Liberal tool of Wall Street.


#137

Don’t know where you got that piece of trash…


The Jan. 9 news article “ Obama vetoes bill aimed at repealing health law ” repeated a commonly held misconception about the process used to pass the Affordable Care Act in 2010: “To pass the Obamacare repeal bill, Republican lawmakers used the complex budget procedure known as reconciliation to avoid a filibuster in this case — the same procedure Democrats used to pass the bill in 2009 when they controlled both the House and Senate.” The Senate did not use the reconciliaton process to pass the ACA. The act, comprising 906 pages, is the basic comprehensive substance of Obamacare. It was passed on a bill that was filibustered, and a supermajority vote of 60 was required to end that filibuster (by invoking cloture under Senate Rule 22). It was signed by the president on March 23, 2010, and became Public Law 111-148.


#138

We have to bear in mind that if Trump goes (and how I wish he would) we will then have Pence. He could be a whole lot worse because he is not stupid. Plus he has religious zeal in abundance.


#139

Patience, Mr. Mueller surely has something in his bag of presents for Pence.


#140

But the final form was passed by reconciliation after that and so could have had the public option:

Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

I trusted my memory more than something from the Washington Post. But not enough to keep me from doing research to see who was right. I was right.