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CalicoJack

It's been five long years of blogging the Trump years. We've laughed, we've cried, we've pulled some of our remaining hair out, but we've made it. It is almost done and our democracy, nation, and souls are still largely intact. Unfortunately, we're not through.There is much more to come as we stitch ourselves back together like some kind of common Frankenstein monster as we recover from the PTSD that Trump gave us and the needless deaths and suffering from #COVID19. We also have to keep #BidenHarris honest & progressive, oppose Republican obstructionism anti-democratic tendencies, and whatever other black swans await us. All of which will be addressed using good old-fashioned snarcky, sarcasticky, profaney fun and psychological insights.

How did Trump's #COVID19 pandemic response contribute to the decline in US life expectancy?

A Quickie: Social Determinants of Health + the #COVID19 Pandemic = Huge Drop in US Life Expectancy


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Trump’s gross negligence during the #COVID19 pandemic amounts to genocide. Not only has he reduced the average life expectancy of the US by years, the effects on the life expectancy and health of the American people will be felt for years to come.

What's going on with the Psy of Life this week?

Whaz Up! Monday 14 June 2021


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A new semi-regular column letting you know what’s going on this week with Ye Olde Blogge. This week: school’s out, calling your MoC’s about saving our democracy, economy, and climate, and Cambodian #COVID19 news.

What can voters do to change the filibuster?

Call Your Senators about Talking to Manchin, Sinema, and Others about Modifying the Filibuster — McQonnell says no SCOTUS Justice for Biden, UPDATE


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Now is the time to make your voice heard in the Senate! Call YOUR senators about ending the filibuster. Don’t call Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, or anyone but YOUR senators. Urge them to (a) support modifying the filibuster and (b) lobbying Manchin, Sinema, and other moderate Democrats about doing so too.

Election 2022: The Argument for Optimism


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How likely is it that the Dems are going to hold on to the majorities in Congress? There are lots of reasons to be optimistic that the 2022 election will defy history and leave the Democratic party in charge of Congress, the most prominent one being that Trump isn’t running but he’ll be trying to help the GQP campaigns.

Do murderous cops have psychopathic tendencies?

Psychopathy and Racist Murderous Cops


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We’ve had so many police shootings of Black people since the Chauvin trial started it is almost like the police are acting out! Since Chauvin clearly was a psychopath, it got me wondering just how many of the police murders we witness are caused by psychopaths. We take a deep dive into psychopathy to find out.

How are the limits needed for PDA similar to the limits needed on the police?

Autism ACCEPTANCE Month: How is Reforming the Police like Managing PDA?


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Are you ready for some anecdotes about my hard-assed mother? This post has ’em! Are you ready for some child-rearing words of wisdom? This post has ’em! Are you ready for some solid info on qualified immunity? This post has it! Are you ready for some hard truths about policing in America? This post has ’em! Are you ready to call YOUR senators about the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act? This post is!

What causes autistic meltdowns?

Autism ACCEPTANCE Month: The Confusion of Emotions


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Part of the issue of autism is the use of interpersonal emotions. Autistic people don’t use them well. They have emotions, but understand their role in communication. But, there is a role of intrapersonal emotions in the meltdowns that autistic people and people with pathological demand avoidance have because we rely on our emotional reactions to make decisions.

What factors influence whether a police officer shoots or not?

To Shoot or Not to Shoot: What is a Police Officer to Do?


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What factors determine whether a police officer shoots or not? Our brains are complex, but we can narrow it down to several factors: (1) race of the suspect, (2) priming of the officer to shoot, and (3) the possibility that the suspect is armed. With so many guns in society, police have to assume everyone is armed. It all adds up to ensuring that PoC are hurt first and worst by our violence prone policing.

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