Narcissistic personality disorder, characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance and the need for constant attention, has been eliminated from the upcoming manual of mental disorders, which psychiatrists use to diagnose mental illness.
As Charles Zanor reports in today’s Science Times, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — due out in 2013 and known as D.S.M.-5 — has eliminated five of the 10 personality disorders that are listed in the current edition. The best known of these is narcissistic personality disorder.
Archive for November, 2010
When is “profiling” simply the description of the suspect?
Asra Nomani from The Daily Beast hits the nail on the head with one statement to CNN, which is that the current security situation is set up more to offend everyone equally than to actually catch terrorists. Nomani, herself a Muslim, advocates profiling as the basis of a rational security protocol that looks for the threat and uses resources for that purpose.
It is funny (queer) how the Administration was not as upset about the military leaks that endanger peoples’ lives, as they are about leaks that embarrass the political pantywaists at State.
Excellent rant, Col. Peters! Last night on Scoreboard with David Asman, military analyst, Retired Army LTC Ralph Peters was on to give his take on the latest WikiLeaks document dump, and has some pretty choice words for everyone involved.
So how’s that gonna work with the Obama “hopey changey,” “the world will love us again” thingy? In two words? It won’t. Not that Obama had engendered any swell feelings between our existing allies and us, this certainly won’t make things any better.
Economic growth causes consumer spending, not the other way around.
Politicians and journalists who fixate on consumer spending are putting the cart before the horse. Consumer spending generally is a consequence of growth, not the cause of growth. This Center for Freedom and Prosperity video helps explain how to achieve more prosperity by looking at the differences between gross domestic product and gross domestic income. http://www.freedomandprosperity.org
Rare early 60s tv commercial for Mattel’s Tommy Burst submachine gun detective set. This was a favorite toy for boys. Load in some fresh caps, pull the bolt back, and it made a God-awful noise and it produced a small cloud of smoke around the barrel tip. It was fantastic!! Guaranteed to freak out the current crop of bed-wetting left-wing sociologists!!