"Family members say Matthew has been ordered to take medication for post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and depression. But they say, the pills don't seem to be working anymore."
Here's a hint: people with bipolar disorder have a tendency to skip pills when they're "up"--"I feel great! I don't need those pills!"--which, if they are the right pills, can really screw up their heads. If you're taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and you suddenly stop taking them, withdrawal messes with your brain chemistry; there's suddenly a dearth of serotonin in your synapses. And if you mess with your brain chemistry, you can start believing all kinds of stuff.
Such as "Jesus" telling you to drive your truck through an abortion clinic.
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The monetary supply has doubled in the past year. (Via.)
I guess we don't have to worry about deflation, anyway.
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Maybe there are too many discalculics in government and that's why. If enough of them are incapable of understanding that 2+2=4, it would certainly explain a great deal.
On the other hand, in five or ten years people who have low-average math ability will claim to have discalculia, much the same way one of my ex-girlfriends claimed to be dyslexic--while pounding back several 400-page novels per week. (Hint: she is not dyslexic if she reads that much, that quickly.)
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When you lose control of a satellite, it can cause a great deal of trouble. If they can't get this one under some semblance of control--heck, even if they can, it won't do much good since the thing is nearly out of fuel.
It would be interesting if we had the capability to fly people to geosynchronous orbit, because someone could go out and eyeball the thing and maybe fix it. But no one on the planet has a booster capable of placing a manned spacecraft anywhere near geosynchronous orbit.
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There was an interesting problem with WoW yesterday. Aggramar coughed up a bucket of dicks; players were able to walk around and chat with each other--at least in-party and in-guild chat worked--but all the NPCs and monsters were MIA.
One guy in my guild found himself in control of a gryphon.
But after about 40 minutes or so, they fixed it. Which is good. It wasn't much of a game that way.