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How do caucuses work? | HowStuffWorks

A caucus, like a primary, is held to determine the party’s nomination for president. Those candidates face their first big test during the Iowa caucuses. Why is it such an unusual piece of the election process? Source: How do caucuses work? | HowStuffWorks

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Get Off the Rainbow, Autism Is Not All Positive

Originally posted on autistsix:
I believe in Neurodiversity, I believe there are a lot of positives to being Autistic, but I don’t believe in the gag order some of the Neurodiversity lobby are trying to guilt us into.  Living with a person who is neck deep in all the darker aspects of Autism as  a…

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I know it’s going to be difficult – what can I do about it?

Originally posted on I CAN Be Autistic:
So, I’m a little stressed, thinking about the holidays… I’m a terrible complainer. That is, I tend to do it, but then I realize how terrible I sound (to myself), and I have to stop. Some people have no problem announcing their woes to the world, but for…

Watch the New Anime Prequel to Blade Runner 2049, by Famed Japanese Animator Shinichiro Watanabe | Open Culture

The run-up to Blade Runner 2049, befitting what now looks like the cinematic event of the decade, has consisted of not just marketing hype (though it does include plenty of that) but genuine artistic material as well. Source: Watch the New Anime Prequel to Blade Runner 2049, by Famed Japanese Animator Shinichiro Watanabe | Open Culture

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To Improve Health And Reduce Costs For Low-Income Seniors, Invest Upstream

Source: To Improve Health And Reduce Costs For Low-Income Seniors, Invest Upstream As US policy makers debate approaches to curb health care expenditures and threaten cuts to safety-net programs, new research shows that greater access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is associated with significant health care savings for low-income seniors. We conducted research, […]

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Remembering Tim Murphy: No Clear Mental Health Champion To Fill Void – Pete Earley

(10-23-17) I’ve always believed what my friend Bryan Stevenson (the hero of my book, Circumstantial Evidence) wrote in his New York Times bestselling book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. “Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.”  Which brings us to the case of fallen Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tim Murphy,Click […]

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…So I Chose You

Originally posted on Poetry Of An Aspergian:
I needed a soul To write on I needed a spirit To give wings to words Young and restless But virgin Defenseless To make something Sane Out of rotten Depressed Mind Sticking forks In walls sockets Asking to die Pulling out too soon Someone to burn The edges…