Dr. Joseph Merlino on sexuality, insanity, Freud, fetishes and apathy

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Dr. Joseph Merlino on sexuality, insanity, Freud, fetishes and apathy

Friday, October 5, 2007

You may not know Joseph Merlino, but he knows about you and what makes you function. He knows what turns you on and he knows whether it is a problem for you. Merlino, who is the psychiatry adviser to the New York Daily News, is one of the more accomplished psychiatrists in his field and he is the Senior Editor of the forthcoming book, Freud at 150: 21st Century Essays on a Man of Genius. The battle over interpreting Freud’s legacy still rages, a testament to the father of psychoanalysis and his continuing impact today.

On the eve of the book’s publication, Wikinews reporter David Shankbone went to the Upper East Side of Manhattan to discuss the past and future of Freud and psychoanalysis with Dr. Merlino, one of the preeminent modern psychoanalysts. Shankbone took the opportunity to ask about what insanity is, discuss aberrant urges, reflect upon sadomasochism (“I’m not considered an expert in that field,” laughed Dr. Merlino), and the hegemony of heterosexuality.

Dr. Merlino posits that absent structural, biochemical or physiological defects, insanity and pathology are relative and in flux with the changing culture of which you are a part. So it is possible to be sane and insane all in one day if, for instance, you are gay and fly from the United Kingdom to Saudi Arabia.

Contents

  • 1 What is normal and what is insane?
  • 2 Homosexuality and psychiatry
  • 3 Sigmund Freud
  • 4 Gender identity and Heteronormativity
  • 5 Sadomasochism
  • 6 Paraphilias, urges and fetishes
  • 7 Cultural psychology in the United States today
  • 8 *About Joseph Merlino
  • 9 Sources
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1 million people welcome 2007 in Sydney

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1 million people welcome 2007 in Sydney

Monday, January 1, 2007

A crowd of approximately 1 million has welcomed the new year in Sydney overnight. Many of the crowd had camped out since 6 AM AEDT (7PM UTC) to ensure they had the best vantage point for the fireworks displays at 9 PM and 12 AM. Earlier predictions of rain failed to dampen enthusiastic revellers and fortunately did not eventuate.

According to police, vantage points were Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House closed around 7 PM.

This year’s theme was “A diamond night in Emerald City” and celebrated the Sydney Harbour Bridge’s diamond anniversary of 75 years which will fall in March.

As usual, the bridge became the centre piece of Sydney’s celebrations with a question mark turning into a coat hanger during the 9 PM fireworks show before a diamond appeared at 11 PM.

Entertainment was held in the city throughout the day, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display at midnight. Revellers counted down the final seconds of 2006 with numbers on the side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The festivities are estimated to have cost AUD $4 million and organisers claim their fireworks display is “the largest in the world”. Sydney’s celebrations were broadcast on television live around the world as other countries prepared their New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Despite the large crowd, police made only 58 arrests for offences including offensive conduct, stealing, assaulting police, goods in custody, assault, drink driving and affray.

Ambulance officers were called to 1,139 incidents in Sydney with another 900 in country areas.

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Ic Package Types And Definitions}

Submitted by: DAVID SMITH

IC (Integrated Circuit) means an assemblage of electronic components such as resistors, transistors, capacitors, etc. All these are crammed into a very small chip and attached with each other to acquire a common objective.

The IC package is what encases the die of integrated circuit and extends it out into a device we can more conveniently attach to. Every external connection on the die is linked via a very small piece of gold wire to a pad or pin on the packaging. The silver, extruding terminals on an IC are the pins. These pins carry out the work to link to different components of a circuit. These are of highest significance to us whereas they are what will go on to connect to the remaining elements and wires in a circuit.

Every IC is polarized and each is pin is distinctive in case of both position and operation. For this reason, it is necessary for the package to have some way to impart which pin is which. For most ICs, a dot or a notch (in some cases, both or sometimes anyone of them) designates the first pin. If you can recognize the first pin, the rest of the pin numbers increase according to the sequence as you move counter-clockwise around the chip.

The way how the IC packages mount to a circuit board is one of the primary distinguishable package type characteristics. Mainly there are two mounting types: through-hole (PTH) or surface-mount (SMD or SMT). All packages fall into one of these two mounting types. Usually through-hole packages are bigger in size and much simpler to work with. They are designed especially to be pierced through one side of a board and dredged to the other side.

Surface-mount packages can be small to minuscule in size. They are all intended to be installed on one side of a circuit board and be dredged to the surface. Most of the times, the pins of a SMD package thrust out the side. These also steep to the chip, or are sometimes set out in a matrix on the bottom of the chip. ICs with surface mount packages are not very suitable to assemble with hands. Generally special tools are needed to assist in the process.

There are numerous varieties of IC packages, each of which has distinctive measures, mounting styles, and/or pin-enumerations. These packages are batched into three major categories: Dual In-line Packages, Grid Arrays and Chip Carriers. Each package, regardless of the category has a body style that scales with pin count. The number of pins determines the physical dimension of the package, the name of the package does not.

1. Dual In-line Packages [DIP], or Dual In-Line [DIL] packages are packages with two rows of leads on two sides of the package. DIP ICs may be through-hole [PDIP or CERDIP] or SMT package [SOJ or SOIC].

2. Quad Flat Packs or Chip Carriers are square packages [or nearly square], with leads on all four sides Chip Carriers, as in PLCCs and other variants are strictly Surface Mount Technology (SMT).

3. Grid Arrays are those type packages that have their pins arranged in a grid. The pin grid may consist of Leads, pads, or solder balls on an area array. The through hole variant is called a PGA, while the SMT variant might be called LGA or BGA.

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Researchers find preserving spotted owl habitat may not require a tradeoff with wildfire risk after all

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Researchers find preserving spotted owl habitat may not require a tradeoff with wildfire risk after all
February 18, 2018 - Posted by Gvmawv3B - 0 Comments

Sunday, October 8, 2017

In a study scheduled for publication in the December 1 issue of Forest Ecology and Management, scientists from the University of California, Davis; USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station; and University of Washington have found a way to resolve the conflict that has sprung up between protecting forests from increasingly frequent wildfires and droughts and preserving sufficient habitat for the endangered spotted owl, Strix occidentalis. The study was performed in two national parks in California, United States.

For the past twenty-five years, spotted owl habitat preservation has focused on keeping 70% or more of the total ground area covered by natural tree canopy, a tree density that leaves forests prone to wildfires and trees more likely to die during droughts. Both wildfires and droughts have become more frequent in the years since the program began.

However, the previous studies upon which the 70% figure was based only measured overall canopy coverage. In this work, researchers used aerial LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) imaging technology to scan areas within Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park in California. The regions were analyzed by distribution of foliage, tree height, and the sizes of the spaces between trees and stands. These data were then cross-referenced with decades of field studies showing the locations of hundreds of owl nests. They found that spotted owls clustered in areas with very tall trees and stands almost exclusively, over 150 feet (48 m), avoiding areas that only had moderate or low canopy, regardless of how dense or wide.

“This could fundamentally resolve the management problem because it would allow for reducing small tree density, through fire and thinning,” said lead author Malcolm North, of UC Davis and the USDA Pacific Southwest Research Station. “We’ve been losing the large trees, particularly in these extreme wildfire and high drought-mortality events. This is a way to protect more large tree habitat, which is what the owls want, in a way that makes the forest more resilient to these increasing stressors that are becoming more intense with climate change.”

The spotted owl gained national prominence in the United States during the 1990s, when environmentalists’ efforts to preserve its habitat resulted in federal measures forbidding logging on large swaths of land, as well as federal limits on the sales of harvested wood. There was a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case which was preceded by lawsuits on the part of timber companies and by years of large protests by timber workers and their communities who feared job losses. For a time, it seemed that the spotted owl was also threatened by competition from the faster-breeding barred owl, which had moved west into its territory.

This is not the only major study of spotted owls to reach the public eye this week. On Thursday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released the California Spotted Owl Conservation Objectives Report, which analyzes the past several decades of research on the California spotted owl and provides recommendations for ecologically and economically viable conservation.

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Creationist sentiments affect Imax business strategy

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Creationist sentiments affect Imax business strategy
February 17, 2018 - Posted by Gvmawv3B - 0 Comments

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 Imax cinemas in several southern US states have begun to refuse screening of films that deal with evolution and the big bang, fearing they will drive away customers. This step follows pressure from customers claiming such films are blasphemous to the Christian religion and are counter to biblical teachings which fundamentalists take to be the literal word of God.

Some of the affected cinemas are located in science museums often visited by families. Carol Murray, the marketing director of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in Texas, commented that trial customers complained, “I really hate it when the theory of evolution is presented as fact,” a view reflected by several others. Conversely, a producer of an Imax film entitled Volcanoes of the Deep Sea, James Cameron, said that he was “surprised and somewhat offended” at some of the reactions.

Films suppressed by this controversy include Cosmic Voyage (which deals with the big bang), Galapagos (dealing with the development of evolutionary theory by Darwin) and Volcanoes of the Deep Sea (about deep-sea thermophiles).

Although this move only affects about a dozen Southern US cinemas, it has proved significant due to the manner in which Imax operates. Imax presentations are filmed and projected using specialized equipment in specially adapted theatres. Imax films also have tight production and marketing budgets. At any one time, an Imax film may be shown at only two dozen locations. As such, profits may be significantly reduced if just a few locations refuse to show a given film, swaying producers to avoid producing films on contentious subjects which may be construed by Christian fundamentalists as blasphemous.

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Hubble Space Telescope’s main camera stops working

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Hubble Space Telescope’s main camera stops working
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Sunday, June 25, 2006

The Hubble Space Telescope’s (HST) main camera has ceased to function.

The telescope revolutionized astronomy with its stunning pictures of the universe. It has three separate electronic cameras and a collection of filters and light dispersers that are used to photograph distant celestial objects. The third-generation instrument installed by a space shuttle crew in 2002 went off line Monday. Engineers are still working to rectify the situation, but have not yet identified the source of the problem. The other two cameras are being used while repair efforts on the main camera continue.

“It’s still off line today,” said Max Mutchler, an instruments specialist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.

The cause of the main camera’s malfunction may be a faulty transistor or a disruption to the camera’s memory. “Both possibilities are things that can be resolved here on the ground,” said Ed Campion, a NASA spokesman at the Goddard Space Flight Center outside Washington, D.C. He also told the Associated Press Saturday that “he was hopeful the problem on the space-based telescope could be fixed from the ground.”

A solution could come as early as June 30.

NASA scientists say the studies being carried out with the Hubble will not be harmed, just the order reshuffled.

Hubble, launched in April 1990, is beginning to show its age. It needs new batteries and gyroscopes if it is to keep working beyond next year.

Early last year it was announced that Hubble would be cut from NASA’s 2006 fiscal year budget. However, there have been questions about the future of Hubble, with the famous space telescope in need of service and power if it is to continue to be active in 2007.

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Loans For Unemployed Tenant: An Effective Fiscal Aid In Crisis

February 17, 2018 - Posted by Gvmawv3B - 0 Comments

Submitted by: Fabian Bishop

Facing difficulty in getting loans with unemployment and tenancy status? Don t worry. Gone are the days when people faces problem due to such reasons. Now, with progressing financial market, you can find the fruitful aid of loans for unemployed tenant which offers fiscal support to employed tenants without asking for any collateral placement. Loans for unemployed tenant are especially crafted for those people who are facing the worst situation of unemployment and no collateral to pledge. Now, unemployed tenants can easily entail external financial assistance without worrying about any collateral placement clause.

These kinds of loans for unemployed can be easily applied by both good and bad credit holders. Thus those having bad credit records like bankruptcy; missed payments, insolvency and defaults can freely apply and enjoy the benefits of these loans.

By applying for loans for unemployed tenant you can draw a loan amount ranges from 1,000 to 25,000 for the repayment term of 1 to 10 years. Since no collateral involved, a lender may charge you with quite high interest rate. A careful research of the highly competitive market you will be able to obtain loans for unemployed tenant at affordable prices without any hassles.

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Loans for unemployed allows you to use the borrowed amount for fulfilling several needs like of educational purposes, loan repayment, medical expenses, buying used car and home renovation. In this way, these loans are getting hugely popular among unemployed tenants as there is no obligation of placing collateral. Hence, all your financial worries can be easily sorted out.

Facing difficulty in getting loans with unemployment and tenancy status? Don t worry. Gone are the days when people faces problem due to such reasons. Now, with progressing financial market, you can find the fruitful aid of loans for unemployed tenant which offers fiscal support to employed tenants without asking for any collateral placement. Loans for unemployed tenant are especially crafted for those people who are facing the worst situation of unemployment and no collateral to pledge. Now, unemployed tenants can easily entail external financial assistance without worrying about any collateral placement clause.

These kinds of loans for unemployed can be easily applied by both good and bad credit holders. Thus those having bad credit records like bankruptcy; missed payments, insolvency and defaults can freely apply and enjoy the benefits of these loans.

By applying for loans for unemployed tenant you can draw a loan amount ranges from 1,000 to 25,000 for the repayment term of 1 to 10 years. Since no collateral involved, a lender may charge you with quite high interest rate. A careful research of the highly competitive market you will be able to obtain loans for unemployed tenant at affordable prices without any hassles.

Loans for unemployed allows you to use the borrowed amount for fulfilling several needs like of educational purposes, loan repayment, medical expenses, buying used car and home renovation. In this way, these loans are getting hugely popular among unemployed tenants as there is no obligation of placing collateral. Hence, all your financial worries can be easily sorted out.

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Crusaders win Super 14 final in eerie mist

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Crusaders win Super 14 final in eerie mist
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Saturday, May 27, 2006

The Canterbury Crusaders won the inaugural Super 14 title, downing the Wellington Hurricanes 19 points to 12 at Jade Stadium, Christchurch. The game was dominated by surreal conditions – a thick fog made viewing the game from the top of the stands impossible. Only one try was scored in the mistake-riddled game, to Crusaders centre Casey Laulala.

Both sides were consulted prior to the match on whether the final should be postponed, as a thick fog engulfed the sold-out Jade Stadium. Patrons in the South Stand turned their attention to the stadium screen behind them, as they could not see anything through the mist. The television audience was in a similar position, with most of the pictures being shrouded in a white cloud. Sky Sports commentators split the commentary between themselves and a sideline commentator, as they could not see the other side of the pitch from the commentary box.

Referee Jonathon Kaplan and the players of both the Crusaders and Hurricanes were asked if they wished to continue at half time, there was apparently a clear view that everyone wanted to continue with the final. The final score was 19 points to 12, a converted try being the difference. For the Crusaders, it was the team’s sixth championship in 11 years. Despite the eerie conditions, jubilant celebrations followed after full-time.

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Kansas Professor assaulted by angry intelligent design supporters

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Kansas Professor assaulted by angry intelligent design supporters
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Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Professor Paul Mirecki, the chairman of the Religious Studies Department at the University of Kansas, was hospitalized after being assaulted by two unidentified men who made references to the class he had planned to teach in the spring. The course, entitled “Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies” was intended to support evolution, and explore creationism as a mythology.

Professor Mirecki had left his home and was driving to breakfast when he noticed the men tailgating him in a pickup truck. He said, “I just pulled over hoping they would pass, and then they pulled up real close behind.” “They got out, and I made the mistake of getting out.”

John Calvert, managing director of the Intelligent Design Network, had previously objected to Professor Mirecki’s focus on creationism as mythology, and claimed that the religious studies professor was “labeling anybody who proposes [intelligent design] to be simply a religious nut”.

Paul Mirecki had already decided to cancel the course after he caused controversy by using the slang term “fundies” to refer to Christian Fundamentalists in an email to a student organization, the Society for Open Minded Atheists and Agnostics. Professor Mirecki has apologized for using the term, which is viewed as a slur by some conservatives.

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Ford Heavy Duty Trucks For Sale}

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Ford Heavy Duty Trucks for sale

by

Amanda Mattcutt

The first generation model were built in the year 1994 2004 which includes the F 250 and F 350 super duty trucks. The engines used in this

Heavy Duty Trucks

offer 6.0 L power by V 8 and 7.3 L power by V 8 engines. They have both transmission comprising 5 and 6 both manual and automatic. The first generation Heavy Duty Trucks offer you three options for Standard, Super Cab and the Crew Cab. The standard cab is available for 2 3 passengers and with 2 doors, Super can offers 2 smaller doors and can accodomate 5 6 people and the last Crew Cab offers accodomation for 5 6 people and has full sized four doors.

The

Fords Heavy Duty Trucks for sale

were specially design for the diesel trucks for sale. There were many changes made when compared to the first generation trucks in the interior as well as its exterior, its engine and other components to make it more advanced. Ford was the only company who was more in manufacturing the

Heavy Duty Trucks

and hence the further generations trucks offer more hauling and towing capacity. The changes like advanced high quality brakes, thicker frame, higher amplitude, and good quality transmission. They have amazing towing capacity, so carrying heavy goods and other raw materials is very easy.

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As the technology advanced there were several changes made and the transmission were available in 2 namely M6OD with 6 manual speed along with the Torque level of 5 RW 110 5 speed automatic. As these are huge in towing the good capacity, the demands for the

Heavy Duty Trucks for sale

are on rise. The engine place in the trucks is much improved and hence the functioning of the brakes is amazing. The engine suspension and the towing capacity they have boost the various models in the heavy trucks manufacture by the Ford. The introduction of the power stroke engines have helped them to pick up trucks for sale the amazing speed.

In the year 2008, the second generation was modified and hence the third generation included more advanced features with amazing designs and styles. The power stroke 8 engines delivers 6.4 L tank in the

F 250, F 450 and F 350 in Heavy Duty Trucks

. The exteriors and the body were little modified and they introduced the Rapid Heat Supplement Cab Heater which offers the automatic speed transmission in the

Heavy Duty Trucks

. The use of this heater has helped the engines of the trucks to be in colder months.

The

Ford 450

is one of the best

Heavy Duty Trucks

with amazing hauling capacity and can weigh around 33 00 lb and towing capacity up to 24 500lb. the base price of the ford F 450 is $ 27, 000 and the diesel model is available at $ 45, 000 as it offers two wheel drive depending upon trim options available in the engines. The model offers you three engines styles 5.4 L V8 delivers 300 hp @ 5000 rpm, 6.8 L V 10 delivers 362 hp @ 4750 rpm and 6.4 L V8 turbo Diesel delivers 350 hp @ 3000 rpm. The toughest competitors of Ford for

Heavy Duty Trucks

are Chevrolet trucks and

Dodge trucks

, but still Ford has maintained its position on top.

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