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**note these videos can be very disturbing**
A lot of the mirrors have been taken down by facebook and youtube. Here are the links to the chicago PD news conference: 4 in custody after mentally disabled man tied up, tortured on Facebook Live
Chicago Police Investigate Live-Streamed Torture
Link about kidnappers: Brittany Herring: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Kidnappers incrimenating themselves:
Forcing him to drink toilet water:
CNN video: Facebook Live beating leads to 4 arrests - CNN.com
And I found it on Reddit; I think this is the best source:
I am very perplexed by the wide scope of functionality in the Spectrum. I have an uncle who has Aspergers and is a genius. PhD at like 25 or something (back in the 50s in England. It was a hard PhD and he slid right on through!). He is married, kids, and is awesome.
Then there is me.......can hardly feed myself and cannot function very well.
I am concerned because if they just lump us all as Aspies, you know how stupid NTs can be (sorry, I love NTs but they do stuff to us that I oppose). And I am afraid they will start to say to NONFUNCTIONAL Aspies, "You are fine. You are perfectly OK"
They are doing this in a place I lived, where Aspies where just written off when it came to care.
WOuld it not make more sense to have a third category of nonfuntional autistics of any kind? Instead of all this "Funtional Apsie, disabled aspie, nondisabled autie, disabled autie." The only safe category is diabled classic autie because they will not say"Get off your a** and work, like that...
Thought I'd make a thread that people can vent about their depression if they so choose to. Fill us in with updates of how it's going for you, what you're find helpful and tips!
I just want to say that since being here I've noticed people displaying amazing resilience, even through the stress and difficulties that are evident.
One thing though, that often slips even for the most resilient of us, is the WHY. The meaning and the reason to go on struggling through.
Without that, innate resilience and toughness built through hard knocks is just not enough.
Goals help a lot, and they give a reason and a focus.
For me, I have the following goals;
I want to give my kids the best start I can.
I want to build my business so it can help people.
I want to make enough money so that I can build a charity/NFP.
But some times even the goals are not enough, and I need a deeper reason.
The one thing that's helped the most is a deeper WHY that gives meaning to the struggle itself;
I may be going through hell right now, but I am building a story of resilience, and when I get through hell I will be able to help other people who are still walking through the fires....
Some weeks ago I posted a (long) story on the dating thread here but it wasn't...well...I probably made it too long and I didn't get any answers.
Long story short, I went out with an old friend from high school, she was my crush since then but I didn't do anyting because she had a boyfriend and our lives lipted up. Around a year ago (I guess) she broke up with her boryfriend and around june-july I contacted her (we've been facebook friends since high school and we had our cellphone numbers), we went out a couple of times just as friends, she invited me to her appartment and well I rushed too soon and told her how I felt about her through whatsapp, she told me thank you but she saw me just as a friend and didn't want to hurt me.
Like a month ago I told her I was aspie and that that's why I always was shy, that even when I didn't talk so much I value my friends a lot and probably went too intense and fast with her. She answered me it was ok but she wanted me as a friend and didn't...
Curious phenomenon noted on this forum: it's not unusual for a member to pour their heart out, or offer up pithy, well-intentioned advice in a long, nicely written post and they get...nothing. No "likes" or "atta girl!" just nothing.
The only other forum I am, or have ever been, involved with is quite different. Sometimes it seems as though just (figuratively) clearing one's throat gets applause. I have replied to threads about 2200 times; I've got over 37,000 "likes"!
I myself have been, and will continue to, "like", "funny", "friendly", and all the other options (I wish there were more), the heck out of as many of your posts as I can because I genuinely appreciate your taking the time to share, and I have been surprised by how often I have been deeply moved by things I have read here.
Y'all are on the spectrum of..."Awesometism"!
This is a very confusing and frustrating enigma...
I've always been completely introverted and intellectual, and spending time in isolation is not usually a problem for me. However, seemingly endless days and hours upon hours of habitual deep thinking, writing & reading sometimes have a way of driving me into a DEEP depressive state. I want to make some friends and have a social life. Other than being around my immediate family, I'm almost always alone and spend my days in loneliness. Although I don't care anything about mainstream team sports, I do love the X-games and most individual skill sports (e.g., rock climbing, biking, skateboarding, surfing, hang-gliding, archery, lumberjacks, etc.). I love the outdoors, nature & animals. I love camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, trekking, biking, and all things scientific. I love my work (graphic design). I love model trains, R/C cars, planes, drones & helicopters. I love entomology and catching and mounting insects. I love...
Does anyone else get told that they know so much, but achieve so little.
Like an underachiever but applied to life?
How do you manage that? It may come with fear of risk taking perfectionism.
It's something that's often said and i've seen a few that were very striking !
This is me and was taken last summer , first chance to see me standing up , shocked ? , not claiming anything personally just interested in opinions.
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