- "Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property. Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person." -- Anonymous
- Series | Are Polluting Mining Corporations like PolyMet Sociopathic?, Part I
- Duluth doctors: PolyMet study skips health impacts
Gary G. Kohls, Duty to Warn
March 11, 2014 | Experienced psychologists tell us that sociopathic individuals that have committed crimes have to be locked away or otherwise isolated to protect society from them.
As a review of last week’s column, part 1, I reprint below the seven diagnostic criteria that are used to diagnose antisocial (aka, sociopathic or psychopathic) personality disorder in humans. Be mindful that only three of the seven are needed to make the diagnosis.
1) callous disregard for the feelings of other people
2) the incapacity to maintain human relationships
3) reckless disregard for the safety of others
5) deceitfulness (repeated lying and conning others for profit)
6) incapacity to experience guilt and
7) the failure to conform to social norms and respect for the law.
Gary G. Kohls is a retired physician who writes about issues of war, peace, justice, mental health and nonviolence and feels it is important to mix religion and non-partisan politics.
Series | Are Polluting Mining Corporations like PolyMet Sociopathic?, Part I, Gary G. Kohls, Duty to Warn
March 4, 2014 | In 2010 the NeoConservative, pro-corporate, anti-democratic Roberts’ 5/4 Supreme Court’s decided in the Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission ruling to grant personhood to corporations by allowing unlimited, anonymous monetary contributions to political campaigns and candidates. This ruling, called by many to be the worst Supreme Court decision of the past century, has emboldened the already powerful and corruptible multinational corporations (that now have achieved dominion over US politics as well as the economy) to “buy” any number of politicians and brain-wash voters by multi-million dollar ad campaigns that the rest of us can’t afford to counter in state and national elections.
Duluth doctors: PolyMet study skips health impacts, John Myers, St. Paul (MN) Pioneer Press
- The 19 health care professionals say the state and federal agencies conducting environmental impact statement "have not been clear about the health impacts that sulfide mining will have on the people of northeastern Minnesota and visitors to the region."
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