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By Christopher_Pool — 3 years ago
Psychiatry has not always been kind to people whose sexuality veers from the societal norm. Homosexuality was considered a mental illness in many countries as late as the mid-20th century—if it was not classified as an outright crime. Even Sweden, that Scandinavian bastion of openness and equality, identified being gay as a disorder as late as 1979.
He came to his own people, from his psychiatry is not always a form of sexual and social norms. Considered a mental illness in many countries it is believed in the mid-20th century – if charges are not visible. Even Sweden, the Scandinavian Tower to the intricacies of openness and equality, with which the disorder was recognized at the end of 1979.
One woman in the southern province of Smålandeven, managed to get Social Security benefits to the gay parade.
A reading greater than its parts protested RFSL, the Swedish Federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Sweden has been removed from what was believed in 1944, but according to the “National Council for health and safety” that develops standards for health, not even to the disease. As part of the context of the American Psychiatric Association announced that while homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973, although she continued to sexual orientation disturbance “referring they felt about their sexual orientation (among other new interference).
Tract is fed up with the lack of it was gaining power in traditional letters and phone campaigns, planned to occupy the building RFSL gay unusual pathologies National Council demonstrations. On 29 September, through eight ‘Man Liberation Week “in Stockholm (Stockholm Pride later), the assembly RFSL protesters block National Council on the stairs at the building, chanting and waving banners. Barbarian Strholm the new director of the National Council of Second, finally sat down and came with demonstrators and their cause became acceptable. in late October 1979, the National Council of homosexuality as a kind of disease, making Sweden the first European country to do so.
Needless to say, all countries have taken. It was not until 2014 that a panel of the World Health Organization has concluded that they are based on the facts of the specific disorders of gay men and those of the American Psychiatric Association transgender treatment remains controversial.Post Views: 221
By Christopher_Pool — 1 year ago
A German court in Detmold has sentenced Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck to 14 months in prison, after the 89-year-old woman lost her appeal to a prior conviction on Tuesday. However, four months were shaved off her original conviction of 18 months. Prosecutors wanted the sentence upheld, Haverbeck’s lawyers were seeking exoneration.
Ursula Haverbeck, often dubbed the “Nazi Grandma” in the German press, has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for incitement of racial hatred. Haverbeck has been handed several jail terms but has yet to be jailed.
The Detmold court had initially sentenced Haverbeck to eight months imprisonment in September 2016, after she sent a letter to the town’s mayor, Rainer Heller, claiming that Auschwitz was not a concentration camp.
Following the trial, the octogenarian handed out pamphlets to journalists, as well as the judge and prosecutor, entitled “Only the truth will set you free,” in which she once again denied the Nazi atrocities. Haverbeck was handed an additional 10-month sentence for the stunt.
Under German law, denying the Holocaust — in which 6 million Jews were murdered by the Nazis between 1941 and 1945 — constitutes incitement of racial hatred and can carry a prison sentence of up to five years.
Haverbeck and her late husband Werner Georg Haverbeck, who was an active member of the Nazi party in the run-up to and during the Second World War, founded a right-wing education center called Collegium Humanum, which has been banned since 2008. She has also written for the right-wing magazine Stimme des Reiches (Voice of the Empire), which she also used to express her views that the Holocaust never took place.
Haverbeck, from the German town of Vlotho near Bielefeld, has been sentenced for similar charges on five other occasions. The most recent, in October, saw her sentenced to six months in prison by a district court in Berlin for incitement of racial hatred after she claimed at a public event that the gas chambers and Auschwitz concentration camp “were not real.”
In August she was handed a two-year sentence by a regional court in Lower Saxony.
Haverbeck has appealed the rulings passed down against her and proceedings in each other case remains ongoing. Haverbeck claims she has been merely been repeating an opinion.
This Tuesday’s appeal verdict is not final, either. Haverbeck’s lawyers intend to take the case to the Higher Regional Court in the town of Hamm, their last chance to challenge the sentence.Post Views: 575
By Christopher_Pool — 3 years ago
When Cheryl Clemons and her husband were scrambling to evacuate their Galveston home, their focus was on her father’s paintings, a cherished carved chest, the pets and of course themselves. The cable equipment was the farthest thing from their minds. Just when Clemons thought it couldn’t get any worse than moldy furniture, she got a bill for $931.72. She says it was like adding insult to injury.
“With all the devastation and everything going on I thought it was over the top, just too much,” she said.
It’s her first Comcast Cable bill since Hurricane Ike flooded her Galveston home more than five weeks ago. There’s a $66 credit for not having phone service, but also a $1,000 charge for not returning her DVR, modem and other equipment.
“That’s a lot of money right now,” Clemons said.
She thought she could straighten it out with a phone call, she was wrong.
“She told me basically we were responsible for that equipment,” Clemons told us.
Comcast told us the same thing, because Cheryl and her husband did not dig through their dirty debris pile to retrieve the equipment and return it.
“That was far down on my list of priorities,” she said.
Now she’s responsible. She should file the loss with her insurance provider and Comcast promises to give customers, “plenty of time, over 90 days, to be reimbursed before restitution needs to be made.”
They say they understand this is a difficult time, but Cheryl isn’t so sure.
“[I] never missed a payment. Cut me some slack,” she said. “A lot of people are in a bad place right now so they should think about that.”
Cheryl and her husband rented their home. They have renter’s insurance but she says it won’t cover the Comcast equipment.Post Views: 2,394