“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Dissociative identity disorder (DID)

On a recent thread:
Sparrowhills said...

You totally ignored the following , taken from the Encyclopedia...what's your response?


"Startle Pattern, an extremely rapid psychophysiological response of an organism to a sudden and unexpected stimulus such as a loud sound or a blinding flash of light. In human beings it is characterized by involuntary bending of the limbs and a spasmodic avoidance movement of the head. Musculature returns to normal in less than one second, although elevations in heart rate, respiration, and skin conductance persist slightly longer. The startle pattern occurs in all normal humans and all mammals when tested in a relatively uniform manner. The pattern is resistant to extinction or modification by learning, although its intensity may be reduced by repetition or anticipation. The response seems to be an instinctive mechanism for self-defense and, in humans, is probably the initiating element of more general emotional reactions, both motor expressions and conscious experiences. The startle reaction—known as the Moro, or Moro embrace, reflex in children—is particularly conspicuous in infants up to three or four months old."
Trish it's not a long article and not hard for most to understand. You look like a fool continuing to defend your ignorant position.

So, an you face the truth? Everyone else on the blog can read it and know how silly you're looking.

In human beings it is characterized by involuntary bending of the limbs and a spasmodic avoidance movement of the head

tunasmelltrish said...

Holo-denial and lying in bed with neo-nazis, is not a good thing to do or be.
Nor is the marginal planetary trundle marked by any significant range of vocalization.
This is the line of the Aspersburger consumption.

tunasmelltrish said...

Rhode Island Votes To Move 2008 Primary To Tomorrow

PROVIDENCE, RI—The Rhode Island legislature has passed a law moving the state's presidential primary to tomorrow, forcing candidates from both parties to hastily revise their schedules and platforms.

"I love Rhode Island, always have—especially the people," said Sen. John Edwards while being briefed on Rhode Island politics aboard a plane bound for Providence. "Just because it's a small state doesn't mean it's not important. Frankly, I've always believed Rhode Island, or the 'Ocean State,' as I prefer to call it, should be much bigger—an issue on which my opponents have remained curiously silent."

Former Gov. Mitt Romney announced his intention to release a 10-point plan addressing the issues that most deeply affect Rhode Islanders, as soon as he and his staff figure out what those issues are.

callowtrish said...

Oh boy free beer

The shots rang out at VT. Lives were lost.
But how many lost their lives in our occupation in Iraq?

Isn't the green zone safe?

We need to impeach Bush and pull out now.

Dull subject, move to new subject.

One post, multiple avatars, obviously one individual - Habu, aka Possum Tater attacking Trish. But the really interesting and surprising personality that took me off guard was Aquarium. I had no idea that this was Habu until this post:

Aquarium said...

A while back you mentioned some more vigorous enforcement of the Tenth Amendment would be nice..

Here's a true story of Jeb Bush and the Tenth Amendment.
At an invitation only political forum when Jeb was running for governor for the first time a Q&A came up per usual. I was an unknown to most of the Rep Party bigwigs in the room but I stood and asked Jeb.

"Mr. Bush, as Governor what will you do to enforce the Tenth Amendment to the constitution to protect the citizens of the state of Florida from unfunded federal mandates?"

He replied, "I'm not familiar with the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution so I can't fully answer your question"

If looks could have killed I'd be a dead man cause the party faithful didn't like their man being shown up on the Bill of Rights.

I ran into him later in the year at a cocktail party and managed to fit in face to face the same question...this time he had an answer.

True story.

I agree with you on the Tenth being more vigourously defended by the states, but I fear it is a lost cause.

Thu Apr 19, 11:33:00 PM EDT

Dissociative identity disorder (DID)
is a diagnosis described in the DSM IV, as the existence in an individual of two or more distinct identities or personalities, each with its own pattern of perceiving and interacting with the environment. At least two of these personalities are considered to routinely take control of the individual's behavior, and there is also some associated memory loss which is beyond normal forgetfulness. This memory loss is often referred to as "losing time" or amnesia. The symptoms must occur independently from substance abuse or a more general medical condition in order to be diagnosed.

Studies among mental health professionals evidence widespread skepticism that this diagnosis represents a mental disorder instead of a culturally-based and therapist-caused delusion. However, various experienced psychiatrists have encountered a number of cases that do appear to confirm the reality of the existence of this condition.

Dissociative identity disorder was initially named multiple personality disorder (MPD), and, as referenced above, that name remains in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. Regardless of whether the disorder is termed dissociative identity disorder or multiple personality disorder, it is in no way related to schizophrenia. Although schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder are commonly linked in the minds of lay people, it is a misconception. "Split personality", which has been a term associated with schizophrenia, is not a professionally accepted term for dissociative identity.

While dissociation is a demonstrable psychiatric condition that is tied to several different disorders, specifically those involving early childhood trauma and anxiety, multiple personality remains controversial. Despite the controversy, some mental health institutes, such as McLean Hospital[1], have wards specifically designated for dissociative identity disorder.


  1. Oh what tangled webs we weave
    When we practice to decieve

  2. Yeah, but from reading the good Dr. that's an expert on Schizophrenia, many of these folks are harmless:
    The Biggest tell was something about violent ideation, power, and immortality, I'll look it up.
    ...has the individual you are talking about ever mentioned violence, or even physical harm to others?

  3. The Three Faces of Eve

    This was the first when I became aware of such things. Long time ago when I was growing up.

  4. Would "Tunasmelltrish" qualify as verbal violence?

  5. Prove it.

    If it came from the same computer, with the same ISP and the same adddress, prove that it came from the same hand.

    One shouldn't make claims one cannot prove. It makes you look like an amateur, which you are.

  6. What if AsperinGentleMan is putting in occaisional posts:
    Are you able to discern?
    I remember there was mention of him in that thread.

  7. We believe in the Cheney 1% Possibility Standard.

    Don't you?

    Seems Mr Cheney, as well as Mr Bush and Mr Gates must be read or listened to, selectively, to be really proAmerican.

    Disregard what does not fit your current fantasy.

  8. But I see your minions have taken your lead and are bleating in chorus.

  9. (as he fantasizes of Fillet Minions)

  10. One of the Blue Angels went down in SC, at am air show. An FA18 hit the deck, unexpectedly, no word on the pilot.
    Update, it hit a house, that is on fire.

  11. Isn't that 1% rule just for possibilities that are REALLY SERIOUS, like violent death and the like?
    ...are you trying to say something here?

  12. Describe the face you had before you were born. Ha! Can't do it can you?

    Aspergers has such a unique way of expressing himself, I think he is locked in to his outlook. I haven't seen anything that remotely resembles his way of writing. He'd have to really work to ease out of his natural way, I think.

  13. Maybe Mr Dissociative will play reruns of him auguring in for the next few days, and we'll all be safe.

  14. DR,

    You and THE FEW at this site are in your own make believe world.
    Your been shown up to the satisfaction of those who no longer post here. They got tired of hearing...."No this is the way it is" followed by some smarmy anti American gumbo. 2164 comes to your defense because to lose you (no chance) and Doug would mean there wouldn't be any wagons to circle or no tea party to hold.

    Of course you could recruit Ash with his penetrating analysis of events.

  15. Eve was a Swede, a Norwegian and a Dane, depending on the day, Doug, as one might imagine;)

  16. What if Kim-Chi is the Root Cause.
    One of those entities claimed a Korean Wife, I think.

  17. Yes 2164, prove that I am one and the same as Habu.

  18. Yeah, I've spent quite a bit of time imagining Multiple Swedes.
    Esp the tall ones.

  19. Mr Cheney said that in regard to Pakistani scientists and aQ.
    Since then some of those Paki scientists have disappeared, in Warizistan.
    So, the US discounts even a 1% chance that radical Mohammedans can gain Pakistani weapons or nuclear waste, for a dirty bomb.

    Otherwise, per Mr Cheney, we'd have taken action, which we have not.
    Actions do speak louder than words.

  20. Ta think that Old Aristides has a stunning Swedish Wife.
    Why wasn't *I* raised Socialist?

  21. As long as you and your multiple avatars hang around, habu, the entertainment continues.

    Nothing to prove, this is no Court.

    It is driving ratings, though.

  22. re: Actions,
    Anybody think Mr. Dissociative has ever logged on w/a Web Cam?

  23. You coulda mentioned driving humor too, 'Rat, but NOOOO.

  24. When intelligence fails, call people names, it's a comin'.

    That's always the funniest part of the habu act, just a bit more prodding will get him there.

  25. Sparrowhills said...

    I think you're wasting your time at this site.
    I know I did.
    It's all anti American bull shit.

  26. I recall my wife periodically taking on what I often thought of as another personality. Just not herself for a little while. But as time has passed it has blown away with the winds of time.;)

  27. 'Rat,
    Could you post the address to your traffic ranking site again?

  28. Bobal,
    Man, "afterbirth" should refer to the psychosis some women get into right after:
    Momma Bear on Steroids!

  29. Dr. Laura was such a pro, she recognized it, and turned decision making over to her husband.
    Would that we were all so lucky.

  30. I keep the BCs' rating site in "favorites", it's here just change the search field, or for even better stuff, add
    in the comparison window.

    The Bar is trending up, the BC down, BC is still ahead, though.

  31. 2164, your DID citation would seem to fit Bill Clinton to "T".

    Prove that I am Habu. Is Habu's hand typing this or is it anothers?

    Am I a male or female?
    How tall am I?
    Am I an American citizen?
    Are my eyes blue or brown?

    You're a joke.

  32. If a body + a psyche intereacting with an environment = a personality, what does a psyche interacting with an environment without a body equal? Just askin'.

  33. It's Stand Up Comedy Club at the Bar, this afternoon.

    So many jokes and jokesters.

    Or so few.

  34. What's really funny stuff,

    Ms T is habu, in drag

  35. Some people have one blue eye and one brown eye cause they are a quart low on bullshit in the morning.

  36. Even Mr. Dissociative never gets this far out, so I guess we must resign ourselves to a second dissociated guest,
    Herr Wu:
    "Herr Wu Wei said...
    > systematic ritualistic murder-cult of Islam.

    There is no such thing. Islam has been around for hundreds of years and has over a billion followers. Where are the killings?

  37. "BC is still ahead, though."
    Yeah, but that 5 year head start, and half a million Butt Licking Ass Kissers is responsible for that.
    You just wait.

  38. Exactly, doug.
    wu tells US that Islam IS a Religion of Peace.

    habus' avatars stay on his message, to varied degrees.

  39. Wu is an Exhibitionist Multiple.

  40. Now you got me laughing,Habu in drag = T. I am not sure what 'T' would say about that. I don't think s/he would be pleased, from what I have read.

    Where are the killings? Buried in the sands of time, the pages of history, and the cover-ups too, Doug. Not to mention the daily count on the news, year after year. A person would be blind not to see.

  41. Check out BC after W's August '06 meltdown. You and I departing did not change the trend, doug.

    Nor did allen returning to BC. His legion of followers do not exist, even in a fantasy.

    Sorry to report the pilot of that FA18 died after hitting some powerlines

  42. 2164,

    Can't prove it can you. All supposition. All just white noise because you can't accept contra opinions to those of DR. It's good you have a loyal poster.

    Proof, give me proof that I am all those you claim I am. Prove I have written all the posts you claim, that have been written under others blog names.

    It may not be a court of law but you've thrown a pretty big lasso and opened up the population to the same accusations, which is really irresponsible.

  43. Good old Alexa:
    Some of the other sites make no sense to me, Alexa seems straightforward.
    Real World vs Blog World Realities.

  44. Here is another reason to be pissed at the damned muzzies, bringing this type of thing in their tow. I loathe that kind of stuff, it is so foreign to our ways out here. Cameras everywhere, eyes all over. What's the world coming to?

  45. He's a loyal Poser,
    Habu, not really 'Rat at All.

  46. (should be nicked, PoserTater)

  47. Barkeep, a round of drinks for the fallen Blue Angel, and this offering.

    High Flight
    Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
    Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
    I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager craft through footless halls of air.
    Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
    I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
    Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
    And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
    The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

  48. No big problem w/the cams, Bobal.
    (Compared to the FACT that the Anglos will be jailed or shot and the Muslims take Govt to Court)

  49. On a happier Note:
    Simonyi is back safe, care of that reliable Old 50's era Soviet RocketShip.

  50. Blue Angel Crash

    Thanks for the drink, Habu, a good gesture.

  51. I be recents dat.

    I'm mind my own bidness and get drag to a funny farm

  52. Aquarium said,
    "Well as Churchill said, "In wars the truth is always guraded by a convoy of lies" .... and thus it must be unless you just want to go ahead and invite the Iranians,Syrians,Russians, and Chinese into the National Security briefings. "
    That's pretty funny, considering that's Just what Condumb and Wdumb are proposing for the
    Soviet Soul Man,
    Missile Defense.

  53. The cops in Lewiston, Idaho arrested some 18 yr old kid the other day for talking threats against the college and high school there. Talking threats to some of his friends. Nothing written, no weapons or explosives found, at least not yet. He had made some same type of talk in middle school too, some years ago, the article says. He is currently involuntarily in the hospital for observation and diagnosis. No record of anything.

    OK, what to do? How long can they hold him? They haven't charged him formally with anything yet. And what could they charge him with? A heck of a bad situation. He was talking Columbine and Virgina Tech.

  54. 2164 ..Enlighten yourself..

    Szasz wrote: "If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia. If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; If you talk to the dead, you are a schizophrenic."[2] While people behave and think in ways that are very disturbing, this does not mean they have a disease

    This error has serious consequences, Szasz argues: "The classification of (mis)behavior as illness provides an ideological justification for state-sponsored social control." As he put it in his 1990 book The Untamed Tongue, "What people nowadays call mental illness, especially in a legal context, is not a fact, but a strategy; not a condition, but a policy; in short it is not a disease that the alleged patient has, but a decision which those who call him mentally ill make about how to act toward him, whether he likes it or not."

    Curing the Theraputic State-Reason Magazine

    Reason Magazine

  55. Refugees create new 'Baghdad'"

    I realise this line of men sipping glasses of hot sweet tea along the side of a shop is not just a grim sign of joblessness but a sad reminder of what has been lost.

    "You're all sitting together here," I say, "Shia, Sunnis, Christians..."
    Arab neighbours do not dare speak out publicly against a sacred notion of Arab unity but Jordan is quietly tightening its borders and sending some people back.
    It coaxes the faintest of smiles and then a grimace.

    They shake their heads at the horrific sectarian violence threatening to tear Iraq apart.

    "This is the new Iraq," declares Basel, with a kick in his voice meant to convince himself and everyone else.

    He fled to Damascus last year but then went back to Baghdad a few months ago, hoping the new US-led security plan for his capital would work.
    But now he is back in Syria and does not want to return again to what he calls "my death".

    That seems to be the view, however reluctant, of many of the more than one million Iraqis now in Syria. And, there are some 750,000 more in neighbouring Jordan

  56. 2 Thessalonians 2 (NIV)
    The Man of Lawlessness

    Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers, 2not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come. 3Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for (that day will not come) until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness[a] is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

    5Don't you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? 6And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. 7For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. 8And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. 9The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, 10and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

  57. Now, what is it I have to prove?

  58. Clinton Says Husband Would Be Ambassador

    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that if she is elected president, she would make her husband a roaming ambassador to the world, using his skills to repair the nation's tattered image abroad.

    "I can't think of a better cheerleader for America than Bill Clinton, can you?" the Democratic senator from New York asked a crowd jammed into a junior high school gymnasium. "He has said he would do anything I asked him to do. I would put him to work."

    Bill Clinton, Good Will Ambassador

  59. This thread was whits', habu, not the duece.
    If it matters.

    2.25 million refugees, externally.
    Almost 2 million, internally.

    Long, long way from reconciliation.

    When Representative Jack Kingston, a Georgia Republican, said the administration’s troop increase deserved a chance to succeed. But if progress is not achieved by fall, he said, “a heck of a lot of us will start peeling away.” is he being unAmerican, or fulfilling his responsibility?

    What is progress, how will it be defined? How long will the Iraqi have to lay down their arms, before it is progress?
    A week, month, year, maybe a decade? Who's to say, this President or the next?

  60. First, all of us enjoy an identity that stops at our screen name. That would never be compromised. Whit and I intentionally disabled the site meter so that the ip addresses would be hidden from public view.

    Second, the site is what it is. April will be the best month ever for whatever that means.

    Third, There are people that come and go. i used to take it personally, especially over Buddy Larsen, but I am satisfied that people have their reasons for coming and going.

    Fourth, there are few mega sites that allow the dicourse to go where it will. We have few rules. I have stated them often. No one has ever been kicked off this site. Very few have been censored.

    Fifth, It is not my job to say who says what and when or how often or infrequently. If someon bores me, I skim and scoot.

    Sixth, I often post articles for discussion and make no opinion except with the title and the art. I expect dissention, argument and discussion.

    Enjoy yourself.

  61. Hillary says, "Come and Get Me":
    "Nigga Your Time Is Up, I Aint Come To Kid You
    I Knew You Niggas Was Dumb, But How Dumb Is You . . .
    I'm A Ride Or Die Nigga, I Be Tearing [expletive] Up
    We Aint Like Them Other Fools, Who Don't Compare To Us
    All The Hoes Love A Nigga, They be Backing It Up
    But Me I Love Money I Be Stacking It Up . . .
    I'm Rich I Can Pay To Have You Six Feet Deep (Nigga)"

  62. I miss allen, teresita and several others that make a great contribution. I forgot to add that!

  63. Hillary Says "Kill Yourself":

    " . . . most of u rap niggas is hoes to me,
    wherever u from
    the question I ask
    is do u think I give a [expletive] . . .
    u mad at me? cuz im getting rich,
    well put the pistol to ur head and empty the clip, pop nigga!"

  64. Hillary Says, "Considerate Brotha,"
    ". . . Hoes coming up short? Hoes finna get cursed out!
    . . . Slam the mask out of these hoes and they say, 'What is that, velvet?'
    And they betta meet they quota, betta yet betta meet they deadline . . . I'm a pimp all around
    A pimp of the town -- we pimpin 'em up, HOES DOWN."

  65. let me know when i hit my posting limit.

  66. Still wondering about bobalharb's "favour."

    How could a lawyer/farmer's son from Idaho ever type that?

  67. bobalharb is a very complex simple guy, i think.

  68. "bobalharb is a very complex simple guy, i think."

    Could be an affectation. Doesn't pride himself in that way.

  69. In 1967, the base I was assigned to rotated pilots and flight crews TDY to DaNang. In the jargon of the time, the pilots got beaucoup flight time.

    The base had their annual air show and the pilots using new phantom F4's put on a show that gave half the guests heart palipitations and put the other half on the tarmac.

    These young pilots put their talents and all for these shows. Tough luck for the downed airman. God bless him.

  70. You could at least not have your back turned.

  71. Hey, Sparrowhills, did you here it's Whit's post, not 2164?

  72. Yeah but Whit's just a lapdog for 2164. Did you notice how 2164.... and then Trish ..

  73. So I come in late to the party and I'm a Habuian creature?

    I always was taught I was me.

  74. That what you get, for believin' the teacher.

  75. Look who blinked, again.
    SEOUL, South Korea (Associated Press) -- South Korea said Sunday it would give 400,000 tons of rice to impoverished North Korea despite the communist government's failure to meet a deadline to shut down its nuclear reactor.

    South Korea will ship the first batch of rice aid in late May under an agreement reached in marathon negotiations overnight in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.

    The move was seen as a setback in South Korea's attempt to use food aid as leverage to pressure the North to honor its pledge to shut down the reactor under the Feb. 13 nuclear disarmament deal with the U.S. and its regional partners.

    The US freed up their money, no shut down of the reactor.
    The South tries to leverage food aid, no shut down of the reactor.

    But the money is unfrozen, the food shipped, regardless.

    That Mr John Bolton, he was right about that deal, damned unAmerican of him to say it sucked, for US.

    Mr Bolton did not approve of the Bush Administration storyline, no, not at all. Proved to be correct, though, so far.

  76. 82-Year-Old Ex-Beauty Queen Stops Intruder by Shooting Out Tires

    Venus Ramey, 82, confronted a man on her farm in south-central Kentucky last week after she saw her dog run into a storage building where thieves had previously made off with old farm equipment.

    Ramey said the man told her he would leave. "I said, 'Oh, no you won't,' and I shot their tires so they couldn't leave," Ramey said.
    She had to balance on her walker as she pulled out a snub-nosed .38-caliber handgun.

    "I didn't even think twice. I just went and did it," she said. "If they'd even dared come close to me, they'd be 6 feet under by now."

    "I'm trying to live a quiet, peaceful life and stay out of trouble, and all it is, is one thing after another," she said.

  77. "damned unAmerican of him to say it sucked, for US."
    I could spot that guy as a far lefty w/BDS from day 1.
    His other personality is probly KGB agent out to take out POTUS.

  78. The little cowpoke who blinked and blinked and blinked again.
    ...and again and...

  79. Bobalharb sometimes spells words funny in order to add colour.

    DR, where did you find that cool photo of Roy Rogers wearing a mask?

  80. Bob just isn't a very good speller. Quick, how do you spell- develop or develope?

  81. Habu et al,

    I recognized Aquarium as you a while back, but the posting that Deuce pointed out in the main post sealed it for me. You told that story before under your Habu guise back around the start of the "Bar". I'm sure it's in the archives, but I'm not going to take the time to look for it. I was surprised by the slip, so I simply assumed that you wanted to be found out.