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Rev. Jesse Jackson, 76, Reveals He Has Parkinson’s Disease — TIME

(CHICAGO) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease and plans to “dedicate” himself to physical therapy. In a Friday letter to supporters, the 76-year-old civil rights leader said family and friends noticed a change in him about three years ago. He… via […]

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MACKLEMORE FEAT KESHA – GOOD OLD DAYS (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) – YouTube

via (275) MACKLEMORE FEAT KESHA – GOOD OLD DAYS (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) – YouTube

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Meme | Autists Are Ultimate Square Pegs

1 Comment Comments Robert Gehrman Actually I found it floating around, complained and then modified it in photoshop, removing a puzzle piece ribbon, adding the stuff in bottom left corner, and changed the remaining ribbon from saying “awareness” to “acceptance”… But you’re quite welcome 🙂Spread it like the plague if you wish, to drown out the original […]

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Lil Peep Died From Suspected Xanax Overdose, Police Say

It appears emerging rapper Lil Peep died of a suspected overdose of Xanax, a spokesperson for the Tucson, Arizona Police Department tells ET. The spokesperson tells ET that the late rapper’s manager became concerned about Lil Peep’s whereabouts on Wednesday night when the group he was with had not seen him in a while. The […]

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The Super Wealthy Oxycontin Family Supports School Privatization With Tactics Similar to Those That Fueled the Opioid Epidemic | Alternet

The notoriously secretive Sackler family, also known as the OxyContin Clan, has been the subject of much scrutiny of late, including lengthy exposés in the New Yorker and Esquireshining a harsh light on the connection between the drug that made the Sacklers wealthy and their philanthropic giving. But there is another troubling beneficiary of Sackler largesse that has escaped public […]

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Divergence and Diversity

Originally posted on Eclectic Autistic:
There are two terms I sometimes see people get mixed up when talking about autistic (or otherwise non-neurotypical) people. Those terms are neurodivergent and neurodiverse (used as adjectives), or neurodivergence and neurodiversity (used as nouns). Others have explained the differences before, of course, but I wanted to walk through my…

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Real Thanksgiving Talk

Originally posted on Cambria's Big Fat Autistic Blog:
I’m talking mostly to the American folks, who celebrate Thanksgiving, but you can apply these tricks to any holiday you’re celebrating. Now, admittedly the Halloween talk came a bit late, but I’ve decided to get a jump on the Thanksgiving Attack Plan. And if you’re smart,…