This is a great story of ‘turn about is fair play.’
Patrick Rodgers, an independent music promoter in Philadelphia, has won a judgment against his mortgage lender, Wells Fargo, which Wells hasn’t paid, and so he’s foreclosed on them and arranged for a sheriff’s sale of the contents of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, 1341 N. Delaware Ave to pay the legal bill.
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Atlas Shrugged.’ One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”—
Steve Crowston, an ensign in the US Navy, filed harassment complaints last year against his commanding officer after being taunted with nicknames such as “Gay Boy,” “Fagmeister,” “Cowgirl,” and “Romo’s Bitch.”
Ensign Crowston claimed that, after filing the complaint, he was then unfarily reprimanded.
An investigation by the US Navy has now concluded that he was indeed the victim of reprisal.
“He survived over there. Coming home and dying in a hospital? It’s a disgrace.”—— Father of Cpl. Nicholas Endicott, a Marine combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, who died in a military hospital with at least nine prescription drugs in his system. After a decade of treating thousands of wounded troops, the military’s medical system is awash in prescription drugs — and the results have sometimes been deadly. By some estimates, well over 300,000 troops have returned from Iraq or Afghanistan with P.T.S.D., depression, traumatic brain injury or some combination of those. The Pentagon has looked to pharmacology to treat those complex problems, following the lead of civilian medicine. As a result, psychiatric drugs have been used more widely across the military than in any previous war. But those medications, along with narcotic painkillers, are being increasingly linked to a rising tide of other problems, among them drug dependency, suicide and fatal accidents — sometimes from the interaction of the drugs themselves. An Army report on suicide released last year documented the problem, saying one-third of the force was on at least one prescription medication. (via canisfamiliaris)
“The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.”—— Alfred Adler, 1870-1937, the first medical practitioner to lead psychology away from Freudian constructs. Created what he ironically called “Individual Psychology,” based on the importance of relational/social equality (he’s considered an early “feminist,” since he thought that women and men should approach their relationships as equals). “The inferiority complex” is his term. He was the first to posit the idea that “birth order” has an effect on the mind. (via canisfamiliaris)
“He was America’s most ideological President in his rhetoric yet pragmatic in his actions. He believed in balanced budgets but never submitted one. He hated nuclear weapons but built them by the thousands. He would write checks to a poor person as he cut the benefits of many. He united the country with renewed patriotism. But his vision of America alienated millions. He preached family values but presided over a dysfunctional family.”—