Maxims, rules of thumb and other observations on human cognition and sociocultural affectations

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  • What is said to humans directly is received with skepticism and considered with dubiousness while that which is heard in passing, especially that which most conforms to their mentality or prejudices, is readily believed.
  • Humans have a certain cognitive latency between exposure to new information or experiences and the ability to think dispassionately and intellectually about it.
  • Humans have a certain cognitive spectrum starting with the moment of exposure to new information or experiences and ending with some point at which the thing is effectively "in the past" for them.
  • This cognitive spectrum is linked to the emotional process often referred to as shock, anger, denial and acceptance.
  • The more and faster information or experiences are presented to people and the closer the quarters and the lesser the distance between people, the more their early reactions in the passionate emotional stage are reflected back to them in the manner of responses to those reactions from others in light of those responses.
  • The more outrages which are suffered without sufficient time to allow emotional bleed-off, the farther the bar for subsequent reaction and outrage are pushed, and the more further events must progress before reaction and outrage.
  • It is possible for serious detriments to eventually sit below this threshold for long enough for their damaging effects to build and multiply until their entire society undergoes some reactive convulsion.
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Friday, January 16, 2009

Supreme Court of the United States needed to decide if accusation of Ibuprofen possession a strip-searchable offense…

What, are you shitting me???

Nope:

School officials in Safford, Arizona, ordered the search in 2003 of Savana Redding, who was in the eighth grade. Following an assistant principal's orders, a school nurse had Redding remove her clothes, including her bra, and shake her underwear to see if she was hiding ibuprofen, a common painkiller.

Why in the Nine Hells would a public school system think that it is okay to make a fourteen year old girl disrobe in front of them?

School officials did not find ibuprofen, which is found in over-the-counter medications like Advil and Motrin. Higher doses require a prescription.

So they were looking for the presence of a LEGAL OVER-THE-COUNTER medication? How does that in ANY way justify a strip search of a minor?

The strip search had been prompted by an unverified tip from another girl who had Redding's school planner and some ibuprofen pills. She claimed Redding had given her the pills.

Whoa! Someone ratted one her for having a LEGAL SUBSTANCE THAT HAS NO LEGAL AGE CONTROLS OF ANY KIND ON IT.

Redding denied it and an initial search of her backpack and pockets did not turn up any ibuprofen. The assistant principal then ordered the strip search to be done in front of the nurse and his administrative assistant, both women.

Like that matters. If two male school personnel had tried to make me strip for them, I’d have walked out that room with my modesty intact and theirs on the floor with their asses.

Redding said she was embarrassed, scared and about to cry. She said she felt humiliated and violated by the strip search.

No brainer. Who wouldn’t? Well, if I had been strip searched by two women, they might have gotten more than they bargained for…

Supreme court to decide case on school strip search | U.S. | Reuters

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