roberka (Kathy Roberts)

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McLinn trial: Years of sexual abuse caused multiple personality disorder, defense says

It says abuse started when she was between 3 and 5 years, which is diagnostically correct for dissociation. Her alters would have developed during periods of abuse to protect her. I would have to be convinced that she felt in immediate danger to switch into an alter that would kill. Most alters are children and would react accordingly. As for why she would stay for years of abuse, remember it started when she was 3 to 5 years old. How would she develop self-worth essential for developing self-care techniques? About 10% of all murders are commited by untreated people with mental illnesses. Of those, the majority suffer from bi-polar disorder or schizophrenia, characterized by psychotic episodes. Dissociative Identity Disorder is not psychosis. It is a difficult diagnosis to prove, especially when a murder is involved.

March 18, 2015 at 5:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House advances GOP school funding plan

If we buy all the students their teacher's textbooks with the answers in the back, we won't know how horrible an idea this is for, at least, 10 years. By then most of us will be dead, right?

March 13, 2015 at 6:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Koch Industries will donate $2.6 million to Kansas State University

If you look up "chump" change in the dictionary, you'll find the above headline used as a definition.

March 3, 2015 at 9:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas bill limiting sex education material advances with no debate

Kansas should change its motto to "The Less You Know". Maybe we can get Ted Nugent, Meatloaf and Victoria Jackson to come and make Public Disservice Announcements.

February 25, 2015 at 7:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Push on to make catfish a Kansas state symbol

This is perfect. Let's choose a scum sucking bottom feeder to represent our state. Wait a minute. I thought we'd already done that.

February 22, 2015 at 2:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback focuses on 'crisis of the family' in second inaugural

I just hope he doesn't apply the same crack team he used to fix our economy to fix the family. If so, we can expect families to be down 50-70% by the 100th day of his new term.

January 14, 2015 at 5:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback focuses on 'crisis of the family' in second inaugural

Egads. This is terrifying. Does this mean he isn't aware he's a hypocrite or he's pretending to espouse ideals firmly above his virtue level? Either way, his words are in direct opposition to his actions and he shouldn't be trusted with power. This kind of cognitive dissonance needs to be treated somewhere other than in the halls of power.

January 12, 2015 at 3:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Students receive part of $1,800 records request seeking Kochs' influence on hiring at KU

Koch Industries and the Koch Bros in particular are inserting themselves into our political system and our academia through the back door. These students are rightfully concerned that any research done by professors that are pre-selected by the university based on donations will substantiate the ideologies of those donors regardless of facts. While it is possible that left-leaning organizations could use this strategy, it is unlikely. For some reason, these tactics are always used by Conservatives but seldom by Progressives. My guess is that Conservatives use this method because facts don't actually support their cause.

December 4, 2014 at 7:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Judge dismisses suit over Kansas science standards

Kansas: Right at the intersection of Crazy and Stupid. And that's our state motto!

December 3, 2014 at 9:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shelter in Kansas City won't house gay couples

Gee whiz. I wouldn't think the question of gay marriage would stop someone from extending charity where needed. We're going to have to start carrying our paperwork with us so people will know whether they should show compassion or not. If your Christian beliefs means you can only be Christian towards the 'right' kind of people, I think you need to pick up a different version of the Bible.

November 17, 2014 at 6:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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