Dec 8, 2011 at 21:54:59
“To put it in context, it was the second of two heavy, long days of film fighting out in the sun. The crew was very good about keeping the extras hydrated, and there was really nothing else that could be done in that situation. Was just a total fluke accident, and a shame.”
“Gunshot wounds typically have a better prognosis than stroke or blunt trauma wounds, but I don't see how anyone expected her to go back to work as a congresswoman. She's going to have some form of aphasia for the rest of her life, likely, and at the very least, a year or two of heavy, heavy rehabilitation. I wish her the best, and hope her recovery continues to be as swift as it has been thus far.”
“He's my representative, and I actually like him quite a bit, but for the fact that he's a ridiculously fervent Zionist who seems to not accept compromise in any way. Plus, he's against bike lanes in Queens, the borough that arguably needs them the most.
I do enjoy sending him emails, though, which I usually address to "Tony."”
“It specifically says in the daily news article that she is a "psychology buff," but is actually a computer programmer who took some undergraduate psychology courses. She is in no way qualified to perform any kind of psychotherapy. To consider this anything other than a gimmick akin to hiring a stripper is denigrating and insulting to the field of psychotherapy, as well as to patients with actual mental health issues.”
Bellanova on Mar 4, 2011 at 01:37:40
“You're absolutely right. But it actually gets worse than what The Daily shows. Here is what White says about her "therapeutic method" in a different interview:
"During these sessions, I use the power of arousal to help you gain more control over your life. For example, by showing myself naked, unashamed and self-positive about my beauty, and feeling comfortable with however you wish to satisfy yourself through our relationship, I help you see that sexuality and desire can be positively integrated with your life and personal objectives, and that a healthy relationship with desire can help you improve and more richly enjoy yourself, your intimates, and your world. The goal is to use nakedness as a therapeutic modality; like massage therapy uses massage, psychotherapy uses psychology, and aromatherapy uses scents, Naked Therapy uses nakedness to feel freer and stronger and healthier and happier."
“The word "therapist" is not a protected term, nor is "psychotherapist." She is not a board certified psychologist or marriage-family therapist, which are legally protected terms. At 24, I doubt she is certified in anything.”
ItWasntMeReally on Mar 3, 2011 at 22:17:23
“nicely said. she could be certified as an "extractor of large bills from wallets of suckersanddesperados".”
“She didn't. You don't need a license to call yourself a "therapist." You need a degree and a license to call yourself "psychologist," "marriage and family therapist," "clinical social worker," etc. She's 24 - she's not old enough to have gotten any of those degrees, let alone the license hours. So...she's probably completely untrained in actual therapy.”
Crystal Naritai on Mar 3, 2011 at 18:48:03
“at 24 you can have an LSW.”
TheDodoBird on Mar 3, 2011 at 18:22:42
“Thank you for making sense! The licensing procedure is rough....”
“What an awful, condescending letter. This man is trying to act like atheists are the cause of some ever-fomenting rage and retribution against religion. When has that ever happened? People of one religion kill people of another religion. I have never met an atheist who did not have friends of many religions and creeds.
He mentions the argument that Hitler, Pol Pot, etc. were secular. But that doesn't mean that they killed people in order to change their religion. They killed people for power, or political reasons. It had nothing to do with their atheism. The countless numbers of murders by religious fanatics, however, is precisely due to their religion. It's a straw man argument that holds no weight.
He's telling atheists that they'd be better off with Pascal's Wager? Please. That's the mark of an uneducated man; even Pascal wrote it as a joke.
He's right in one aspect, though: Religion isn't inherently bad. It's just that you have so many people doing bad things because of religion. Get your house in order before you come knocking on our door, thanks.”
“The risk of it is big enough. Losing a liquor license for a restaurant, it could take months to get it back, if at all, and running a BYO restaurant (especially in the LES) is really risky. Also, if they sell the place, they sell the license with it assuming that whatever moves in is a comparable restaurant. Without the license, it becomes a harder space to sell.”
Max Shaw on Dec 2, 2010 at 10:31:36
“True..but the buyers have to be made aware of the risk or the owners will never be able to sell the place. Given that, I doubt that they will get what they want for it. They'll probably have to sell for less and find a less suitable and possibly more expensive location. They really screwed the pooch on this one however they handle it..”
“Seriously. If it's primarily a restaurant, like xiao ye (as opposed to a bar that serves food), the bar almost never id's anywhere in NYC, especially if it's a decent restaurant. The bar at xiao ye was tiny, and at the back of a much larger table area. I'd have been surprised if they asked me for id when I was there (and the food was ok. not as good as his baohaus restaurant)”
Sep 20, 2010 at 21:57:39
“As much as I dislike Scientology. DEEPLY dislike it. Isn't it well-known at this point that the break-up was because he cheated on her?”
hp blogger Tallulah Morehead on Sep 21, 2010 at 09:21:34
“If it was "well-known," you wouldn't have to ask. There's a big difference between "well-known" and "widely-rumored." Both the cheating reason and the Scientology reason are merely rumors. Only they know why they broke up. I think it's clear they rushed ito marriage before they knew each other well enough, got to know each other, and bailed.”
honoursplendor on Sep 21, 2010 at 08:40:19
“Since he is already dating someone, I would presume so.”