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says U.S. Congress has crazy
members who are threatening
the stability of the entire world!
American right-wing "nutters" are placing the economic
stability of the entire world in critical danger, according to
a respected British parlimentarian
The current seemingly-endless refusal to reach bi-partisan agreements in the U.S. Congress
presents a dire threat to the entire world community, according to a British government minister.
Right-wing "nutters" in the congress are intentionally to the global financial system than problems in the euro zone."
refusing to negotiate settlements that endanger not only
the U.S. but also every other nation on earth.
As a prominent example, the UK's Business Secretary,
Vince Cable, cited to the BBC holding up an agreement
to prevent the American government from raising the debt
Cable told reporters that the "irresponsible" behavior of
right-wingers in the U.S. Congress very consciously
risked a "catastrophic debt default". Minister Cable
minced no words in saying that the right-wing American
congressional representatives represent "a greater risk
Cable told BBC Television that "the irony of the situation at the moment...is that the biggest threat
to the world financial system comes from a few right-wing nutters in the American congress rather
than the Euro zone."
If there is no Congressional approval approve additional borrowing, the United States treasury
will run out of funds needed to pay bills or service its debt on August 2nd.
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members who are
threatening the stability
of the entire world!
There are 40 kinds of lunacy, but only one kind of common
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THE DE-EVOLUTION OF
THE U.S. CONGRESS
"Insane!" "Out Of Their Minds"
This is the increasing cry today
"Insane" is the way
senator Marco Rubio
calls the Democratic
spending of money
we don't have.
economist, Martin Wolf,
says that the American
policies are "fantasy".
Billionaire that in order for him to support McCain,
Buffet said during
campaign, that the
senator's view on
social justice are so
different from his own
the senator would need a lobotomy"!
Rep Louis Gohmert of Texas is, quite
possibly, a victim of
paranoid delusions. I do
not say that lightly. But
this is so crazy, one has
to wonder. Gohmert
proclaimed that the U.S.
attacks in Libya may be a 'false flag'
strategy for Obama to call up a
"Presidential reserve" officer's corps.
(There is no such thing, BTW.)
-Markos Moulitsas Daily Kos
While the following is tongue-in-cheek,
these comments demonstrate how close
to the surface to mock anyone and everyone outside of
American's view of
regarding insanity. It
is no longer a
wrote in Salon:
the two-party mainstream as crazy, sick
lunatics." "...anyone who meaningfully
deviates from their orthodoxies are, by
definition, fringe, crazy losers". Both
Rep. Ron Paul and Howard Dean
were smeared, says Greenwald, as
being "literally insane...." He then writes,
"...the crazy, hateful, fringe lunatic Ron
Paul voted to repeal the Clinton-era
Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy...." And,
"Paul, who apparently belongs in a
mental hospital, vehemently condemned
America's use of torture...." "The crazed
monster Ron Paul also opposes the war
"Saying Tea crazy is like saying Oprah is a little
are a little
wealthy." -Huffington Post moderator
Is there craziness and lunacy
This is a topic that truly
should be addressed by
divinity students, social
justice adherents, and
theologians alike. You may
be one. You may study this
important topic here and
earn credit in the process!
|If you are interested in
researching the topic of insane
behavior...or actual mental
diseast... among national or
international public servants,
Bitter politican enemies stand in front of about the
temporary bill to keep the government from closing
down...and they all claim it's "Historic"
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money can buy!"
-- Will Rogers
- There are growing fears that China may stop funding the U.S. economy if
our nation seems incapable of governing itself rationally.
- Increasingly, there are growing concern that the world may stop seeing
the U.S. as an inspiration and model for a successfully functioning
- If the U.S. is seen as having a dysfunctional government, we may lose
credibility as a dependable partner in helping to resolve international
This topic is spiritual in nature and well worth studying by ministerial,
divinity, social work, and ethics students. We offer this unique program as
a major or minor.th
|Insanity or Good Politics?
When members of the senate or
house stand in front of tv cameras
and utter complete lies to the
nation and actually don't realize that
people know that they are lying, one
could reasonably consider this to be
an insane action.
Is Congress and
insanely as critics claim?
An increasing number of
Americans from all three
political "parties" are saying
that this has long been true in
some form or another...but
that crazy behavior is
becoming the norm in
government today. We are
beginning to hear people
worry that this is no longer
adequate to meet the needs
of the average citizen.
We are not taking the side of any
political party or philosophy! Here,
we are looking at the spiritual
aspects of a nation that is more and
more run by a congress that mental
health professionals fear is acting
While individuals can have
psychiatric illness and emotional
problems, it is also possible for
institutions to function as if they are
CES Students address and study the
spiritual aspects of issues such as
- Irresponsibility and, some say, insanity, in the
- Systematic dismantling of the middle class
- Climate change and governmental, business,
and personal responsibility
- Health care for all
Americans - other
developed nations have
it...why not us?
reproductive rights and
the conservative right
far should it be allowed
- Perpetual war - should people demand that it
end...or accept it?
- Dishonest and unbelievable media reports
- Should we invest in trying to save earth's fragile
- Cheating at work, school, and in family
- Increasing allegations of imbalances in the
criminal justice system
- TSA at an airport doing a full body search of an
89 year woman in a wheelchair and on oxygen...
or invasively patting down a 6-year old girl (you
would be correctly arrested if you did this to a
of Social Work and Counseling for some basic
definitions of commonly-used mental health
The following definitions are based on our Social Work and
Counseling leadership, which adds up to a half-a-century of
experience in working both with Mental
Illness and Family Counseling. The
following brief definitions also draw
from The American Psychiatric
Association's Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual. We are not saying that any
politician is mentally ill. Yet, some
would believe that "where there's
smoke, there's fire."
Enough people are commenting
on craziness within government that
it is now important to conduct an
academic examination of the
phenomenon. See if you recognize
any of the following characteristics
in today's American politicians:
Sociopath: A person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in
extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior, a lack of conscience or ability
to feel remorse. Sociopaths tend to lack awareness of or regard for the
feelings of others. And, they as a matter of course manipulate
others in order to get what they desire. This lack of remorse manifests
as a pervasive indifference to their injuring or mistreating other people,
animals, or institutions, including political institutions.
Narcissist: This is a person with a is a mental disorder in which the
afflicted person possesses a clinically inflated sense of their own
importance and a deep-seated belief that they're superior to others. As
a consequence, they have little or no regard for other people's feelings.
They are so wrapped up in themselves and their own personal agendas
that, in a very literal sense, they are often virtually incapable as seeing
other people has having any individual merit or validity...except when
the others are actively supporting the Narcissistic person.
Borderline Personality: This is a very serious and complex mental
disorder wherein the person flits rapidly between moods and loyalties.
They may form what
appears to be a
sincere and bonded
attachment to another
the slightest hint that
the other is "disloyal"
or holds conflicting
loyalties and goals to
These people often
say one thing, based
on they support they
think they'll get from
doing so...but rapidly
switch to a new goal
or new loyalties based on the security that they think this will achieve.
Compulsive Liars: They have an uncontrollable need to lie about
virtually anything and everything that they feel threatens their self-image
and personal goals. Often, they are living in a self-created fantasy
world whereby they lies to become more popular, to enhance their
image, or to get others to support their ideas and goals. Compulsive
Liars will lie when it would be just as easy to tell the truth.
Delusions of Grandeur: A commonly used definition of this clinical
conditions is: "a belief that you are much greater and more powerful
and influential than you really are." This definition, however, leaves out
the sinister fact that this sort of person will lie, cheat, sacrifice morality,
crush opponents...will do or say anything and everything to support his
or her need to "be important and influential.
Histrionic Personality Disorder: While this is not as well-known as many
other mental health or emotional disturbances, we are including it here
because it may well apply to certain types of individuals...including those
who seek careers in politics. A Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD) is
defined by the American Psychiatric Association as "a personality
disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive emotionality and
attention-seeking, including an excessive need for approval and
inappropriate seductiveness...." The APA adds that these individuals
are lively, dramatic, enthusiastic, and flirtatious. Further, they "may be
inappropriately sexually provocative, express strong emotions with an
impressionistic style...associated features may include egocentrism,
self-indulgence, continuous longing for appreciation, and persistent
manipulative behavior to achieve their own needs."
Certainly, not all politicians exhibit the characteristics of
these -- or any -- mental disorders. However, with the
ever-increasing willingness of the public to consider our politicians to
be "crazy", we believe that it is important for our students to study the
matter lack of ethics, immoral and amoral behavior and, yes, possible
mental illness in Washington, state, and local governments. This
includes divinity, ministerial/ordination, certified chaplains, social
worker and counselors, MBA, MSN, and Social Justice majors.
The Women's College Seminary
is an ecumenical, inter-faith, non-
denominational educational program
designed to offer ordination and certified
chaplaincy studies as well as a variety
of degrees with an ethical and spiritual
basis. We teach our online adult
learner students the ethical aspects of
the most pressing issues of our time.
|MINORING in ETHICS: a Unique Opportunity:
Not only can you major in spiritual ethics at our Center
for Ethical Studies, we make it possible for students
to MINOR in Ethics! To our knowledge, we are
the only seminary college to extend this option. Such
a minor will assist students in becoming academically
and personally prepared for entry into a variety of
- Law Enforcement
- Law and Legal Services
- Medicine, Nursing, Social Work
- Business, finance, and government
- Environmental professions
"Ethics" and "spiritual ethics" are diverse fields but
they impact all of us at the personal level because of
the "goodness" or "badness" of laws and regulations
that are imposed on society.
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|Our legislators kept THE ENTIRE WORLD COMMUNITY on pins and needles during the totally self-created
debt ceiling fiasco. This lack of sensibility in Washington threatened the whole world's economy
of the entire planet
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