Nancy Pelosi Gets Slammed With Devastating Career News

Rep. Nancy Pelosi is easily one of the top 3 hated liberal politicians by conservatives. Her shady tactics and ridiculous pandering to her constituents is beyond nauseating. But make no mistake, she couldn’t care less what conservatives have to say about her.

But she does care what her own colleagues think and do and word on the DC streets is that Pelosi is quickly fading as the party’s leading face…

Daily Caller reports:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s leadership issues don’t appear to be going away anytime soon.

House Democrats have consistently bucked Pelosi on key issues, undermining her authority within the caucus and casting doubt upon her future as top Democrat in the House.

Most recently, House Democrats have sought to distance themselves from Pelosi after she repeatedly dismissed the tax cut bill’s benefits to the working class as “crumbs.”

“I would not use crumbs personally, and I think a lot of Blue Dogs would not use crumbs,” Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar told Politico for a story that ran Tuesday.

Democratic Missouri Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver echoed Cuellar’s remarks. “Language is important, and we have to be very careful that we don’t insult people by saying that the amount of money they get is crumbs,” Cleaver told Politico.

Other Democrats have similarly distanced themselves from Pelosi’s remarks, even as she has remained unapologetic for using the dismissive language.

Democratic New York Rep. Joe Crowley, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, indicated that Pelosi’s remarks were counterproductive. “I think for people making $40,000 a year, any increase in their take-home is significant for them, and I don’t want to diminish that at all,” Crowley said last week.

“The approach has to be more big picture than personal, because you can’t tell people that are getting $200 a month more that that’s not good,” Democratic Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth told the Washington Examiner. “That’s big money for a lot of people.”

Yarmuth added, “I wouldn’t say a couple thousand dollars a year is ‘crumbs.’”

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, has also distanced himself from Pelosi’s talking point. “I would not describe it as crumbs,” Ellison told Business Insider. “The income inequality is so bad that if you could pick up 1,000 or 900 bucks, maybe it helps.”

Tax reform is just the latest key issue on which House Democrats have veered away from Pelosi.

Despite Pelosi’s warnings against it, six Democrats introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump in November. The House overwhelmingly rejected the motion a month later in December, but 58 Democrats supported moving the process forward. That number has inched higher since then. Sixty-six House Democrats supported the motion a second time around in January.

Pelosi’s ability to lead took another hit late last year when Democratic Michigan Rep. John Conyers was credibly accused of being a serial sexual harasser. Pelosi initially defended Conyers as an “icon” and deferred to a House Ethics Committee investigation — a process that can stretch out for years.

It took Pelosi 10 days to call for the establishment Democrat’s resignation, which she did only after facing the prospect of a revolt from members furious that Conyers could remain in office. Conyers stepped down shortly thereafter.

Whether Pelosi will remain as leader of the Democratic caucus after the midterm elections in November is something of an open question on Capitol Hill.

Pelosi faced a challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan following the party’s underwhelming performance in the 2016 election. Although Pelosi was able to hang onto her leadership position, Ryan’s challenge demonstrated how shaky Pelosi’s position is with younger members of the party, some of whom want Pelosi gone before the midterms.

Great leaders know when it’s time to step aside, and I obviously have been calling for her leadership team to step aside,” Democratic New York Rep. Kathleen Rice told The Atlantic in an interview last week. “I think it would be advantageous to us if that were made clear before the election.”

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, a consistent Pelosi critic, echoed Rice’s comments to Yhe Atlantic. Moulton called it “the harsh reality of 2018” that Pelosi will hurt Democrats in the midterms if she remains atop the party. “It’s going to be harder to win in 2018 if we don’t have new leadership,” he said.

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Rev. Billy Graham Issued One Final Warning To America Before He Passed Away

Rev. Billy Graham, the most inspiring evangelist of the past century, issued a stanch warning to America in his final days.

He said the root of the United States’ problems stem directly from the people’s self-centered obsessions, pride, and lack of shame over sin.

However, Dr. Graham remained hopeful for America’s spiritual revival and return to God until his final breath.

Newsmax reports:

Having retired from the pulpit years ago, Graham has dedicated his closing days to saving America by turning souls to Christ, who died on the cross for their sins.

The evangelist has been a spiritual guide to millions, including presidents, both Republican and Democrat, since Harry Truman.

He will be remembered by hundreds of millions of people worldwide for his crusades, books, and TV and radio broadcasts, continuing to believe in the nation’s religious rebirth.

Dr. Graham has preached the gospel in person to more people than any other human in history.

In his open prayer letter to Americans in 2017, Graham warned: “My heart aches for America and its deceived people.” However, he noted there is a precedent for renewal in the Holy Bible.

He referred to the salvation of Nineveh, the ancient Biblical city mentioned in the gospels of Matthew and Luke: “When the Prophet Jonah finally traveled to Nineveh and proclaimed God’s warning, people heard and repented.

“I believe the same thing can happen once again, this time in our nation.”

Still, he is concerned about possible end times. The signs “are converging now for the first time since Jesus made those predictions,” Graham wrote to WND in an exclusive email interview.

The idea of Hell is a “hideous reality” for those who “refuse to let God come into their lives,” he wrote in his 2015 book, “Where I Am: Heaven, Eternity, and Our Life Beyond.”

Graham explained that many people have no problem condemning to Hell people such as Osama bin Laden, Hitler, Cambodia’s Pol Pot, and serial killers in America.

Yet they don’t expect the same condemnation for turning away from God.

“Some believe they will automatically walk into Heaven when this early life is over because God is love,” he wrote. “That would negate the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross.”

Many Americans have been developing a designer religion based on what “fits in” with their individual preferences, Graham told Newsmax in an exclusive interview.

“We as a nation have turned our back on God who blessed our country because its fundamental principles were grounded in the Word of God.”

In 2014, Graham reprinted a 1962 radio sermon he delivered on his website, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He emphasized that America’s Founders carried out plans and hopes with the aid of prayer.

“If this nation was born in a meeting based on prayer — some of its most important decisions being made only after careful prayer to God — how can we go on unless there is renewed emphasis on prayer today?” Graham asked.

Billy Graham’s solution for America is simple: Americans must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. They will not only find eternal salvation, but America will remain a great nation.

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Sheriff Offers Free Gun Class for Teachers — 20 MINUTES Later Something Amazing Happens

Kirsters Baish| One Ohio Sheriff has explained that the best way to stop a mass shooting from happening is to educate teachers and arm them in order to make sure they know how to protect themselves and their students. Just a day after Nikolas Cruz made his way into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and murdered 17 people, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones put a video up on Facebook that explained that “the current way we do things in the school system needs to be changed.”

In his video, Sheriff Jones explained, “We need to put armed personnel in schools. We need to look at metal detectors. This is not going to stop or go away but we need to be prepared and we don’t need to have our heads in the sand.”

When Jones later explained who in schools should be armed, he made the suggestion that retired police officers and military veterans could be hired in schools as guards. He gave a second thought as well, suggesting that teachers should be trained and armed.

Jones took it further on Sunday when he posted on social media that he would be holding a “free concealed and Carry class” for teachers in his county.

In a later tweet, Jones explained that he would be accepting 50 people to sit in on the class. He went on to say that any school employees that are interested should email his office. It only took 20 minutes for 50 requests to come through.

Teachers responded very positively to Jones’s offer on Twitter. They expressed an interest in learning to use firearms and an interest in protecting their students.

Jones was interviewed by WLWT and admitted that he is aware that his plan will stir things up, but he feels that it will be a good way to deal with the issue of school shootings.

Florida Shooting Survivor Blows The Whistle: Liberal Media Is Exploiting Shooting to Push Their Agenda

Not every kid from the Florida school beset by a mass shooting last week has become a crusader against our Second Amendment rights. Indeed, one student is attacking the media for politicizing the crime and for turning his fellow students into anti-gun activists all the while ignoring the kids who lost their lives in the attacks.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Brandon Minoff is disgusted by the way the media is treating the whole story. He is sick that the story has become about the actions of the anti-gun activists instead of about the victims who are being laid to rest.

Minoff told Daily Wire that he is distraught over the situation:

Brandon Minoff, who previously appeared on MSNBC and CNN to discuss the shooting, told The Daily Wire on Sunday that he thinks the media is using the shooting as an opportunity to push for gun control more than they are reporting the facts as neutral observers.

“I think it’s the media,” Minoff said, referring to whom he believes is promoting the gun control narrative in response to the shooting. “They exploit everything to make it political. They’re more concerned about gun control at this moment rather than the fact that there were 17 people that were killed.”

Minoff, who hopes to meet President Donald Trump to discuss the issue, said that he thinks there should be limits and restrictions on guns but is upset to see how the media is covering the tragedy.

“It pains me to see that knowing that 17 of my classmates are dead and they just want to talk about gun control,” he continued. “Students have opinions, they say stuff that they’re against guns, and that gun control is necessary, but they’re making it bigger than it needs to be at this moment.”

Minoff also said that he doesn’t really think that gun bans are effective and noted that the law says you can’t drink until you are 21, but kids still get drunk.

The 18-year-old student also says that school security guards should be armed.

“If coach Feis would have had a gun or any of the other security guards would have had a gun it definitely would have been less fatal,” the high school senior said. “[The shooter] and coach Feis were face-to-face and he just shielded kids instead of having the ability to kill the shooter.

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Rev. Billy Graham Dies at Age 99

Rev. Billy Graham has died according to several news reports citing church spokesman Mark DeMoss.
He was 99-years-old and passed away at his home in North Carolina. Graham suffered from pneumonia, prostate cancer, and Parkinson’s disease.

The world-famous evangelist preacher reached millions with his message of Christian forgiveness and developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Graham’s commitment to preaching the gospel in an accessible way made him a national figure, speaking to Americans searching for God.

President Donald Trump remembered Graham as “a very special man.”

Vice President Mike Pence remembered Graham’s legacy on Twitter.

Graham met with and gave spiritual counsel to United States presidents since Harry Truman.

In 2013, President Donald Trump attended Graham’s 95th birthday.

President Ronald Reagan presented Graham with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983.

He said:

Reverend William “Billy” Graham’s untiring evangelism has spread the word of God to every corner of the globe, and made him one of the most inspirational spiritual leaders of the Twentieth Century. As a deeply committed Christian, his challenge to accept Jesus Christ has lifted the hearts, assuaged the sorrows and renewed the hopes of millions. Billy Graham is an American who lives first and always for his fellow citizens. In honoring him, we give thanks for God’s greatest spiritual gifts—faith, hope, and love.

At a time when the nation mourned the 9/11 terror attacks, Graham delivered a sermon during the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance declared by President George W. Bush.

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CNN Faces Growing Criticism Over Use of ‘Traumatized’ Children to Push Anti-Gun Agenda

The far-left cable channel CNN is facing a growing storm of criticism over its frequent use of minor children (14 to 17) to further its anti-gun agenda.

Already a number of the children, those who witnessed last week’s shooting massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, have made countless appearances on the anti-Trump cable network. In furtherance of its anti-gun propaganda push, CNN’s anti-Trump pundit, Jake Tapper, will host a town hall Wednesday night featuring these children.

Many, however, see CNN’s use of these minors as an act of partisan exploitation that is not only immoral, but also not good for the mental health of children so soon after they have witnessed such a traumatic event.

Appearing on Fox News, the Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway said, “There’s been unfortunate media handling of these traumatized children. They’ve used them as ways to enact what they always like to do, a gun control agenda,” she said before referencing CNN’s upcoming town hall. “These children aren’t forcing their ways on to CNN, town halls, or covers of magazines. Media is choosing them to put there, to shut down debate and keep people from having a conversation about gun control.”

Truth Revolt also singled out CNN. “[The children’s] outrage is more than understandable after witnessing a mass shooting and fearing for their lives, but it’s shameful that CNN, and many other leftist outlets, would exploit them over and over again online and on-air to push the media’s gun control agenda. ”

The Federalist asks, What if putting “traumatized teenagers” on TV is “not healthy?”

“But what if putting traumatized teenagers, mere days removed from a shocking and life-changing event, in front of cameras and crowds is not healthy? Have we thought that through,” the Federalist asks, before closing with this, “Leave the kids alone. It’s our job to lead, not theirs.”

In her syndicated column, Michelle Maklin writes, “Many [of these children] may be exceptionally smart, passionate, and articulate beyond their years, but they do not possess any semblance of wisdom because they have not lived those years. Their knowledge of history, law, and public policy is severely limited … And their moral agency and cognitive abilities are far from fully developed.”

She adds, “Most are in no position to change the world when they can’t even remember to change their own bedsheets … Yet, [Lawrence] Tribe relishes the opportunity to hide behind the young Parkland activists headed to CNN’s propaganda town halls[.]”

At National Review, Ben Shapiro writes, “CNN plans a full primetime special with the victims’ classmates, parents, and community members … What, pray tell,” Shapirios asks, “did these students do to earn their claim to expertise? They were present during a mass shooting, and they have the right point of view, according to the Left.”

Singling out CNN, Shapiro points out that “There’s a reason that producers at CNN are eager to put [high school] junior Cameron Kasky in front of the cameras: He says things like ‘You’re either with us or against us.’ It seems a stretch to think that if Kasky were instead advocating for more armed school security, CNN would be breaking into its primetime lineup to air his views.”

Talking about CNN and other left-wing news outlets, National Review’s Dan McLaughlin writes, “’I’m never in favor of the whole spectacle of using kids as political props, which both sides do, but it’s one thing when it’s relatively benign stuff — a politician campaigning with his family … Those aren’t efforts to use kids as human shields against hard questions being asked in a serious public-policy debate.”

Hot Air’s John Sexton believes CNN is feeding these traumatized children talking points: “Perhaps what’s most striking is how closely some of [student Emma Gonzalez] points seem to mirror talking points tweeted out a couple days earlier by, wait for it, CNN. It’s almost as if CNN is feeding the students information for the events it then covers as the authentic voice of the students.”

Sexton also worries if CNN is exploiting these kids to promote its agenda. “Is it odd to anyone else that a CNN news story about student gun control efforts features a segment promoting CNN’s own town hall event? Is CNN reporting here or promoting an agenda?”

When Tapper himself, the former Salon writer and host of CNN’s upcoming anti-gun town hall, was criticized for “using traumatized teenagers,” he avoided the subject by accusing his critic of lying.

Twitter user @kengardner11 tweeted to the left-wing Tapper, “Using traumatized teenagers who don’t even yet know enough to have coherent political views as emotional props to push a particular political agenda is not healthy or logical.”

Tapper fired back with a non sequitur: “You said something demonstrably false and now you’re trying to change the subject.”

Gardner replied, “Um…really? What did I say that you claim that was demonstrably false? Demonstrate it to me. But focus on what I actually said.”

Tapper was then forced to change the subject, arguing that Gardner accused him of bias. When Gardner challenged Tapper to point out where he did this, Tapper abruptly shut down the discussion. “[T]his doesn’t seem a conversation you’re trying to have in good faith, so adios! Have a great weekend,” Tapper snarked.

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Tapper’s intellectual dishonesty has been the typical response from CNN to those criticizing the last-place network for using children, who are obviously traumatized, as a means to push its anti-gun agenda.

Rather than address the actual issue at hand — Is it appropriate to use children as young as 14 in this way? — CNN manufactures arguments its critics did not make or focuses on straw men, like a few conspiracy theorists claiming these children are actors.

CNN has yet to address the matter directly or to bring mental health experts on the air to discuss it.

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Texas School District Bans Gun Control Protests During Class

Amid events by various political action groups calling for students to walk out of classes and protest for stricter gun control following the Parkland, Florida, shooting, one Texas school district said students will not be permitted to participate on their campuses and if they do, they will be suspended for three days.

The Needville Independent School District posted a statement from Superintendent Curtis Rhodes on the Needville High School page. He called school “a place to learn and grow educationally, emotionally, and morally.” Rhodes added that they will not tolerate disruptions.

“The Needville ISD is very sensitive to violence in schools including the recent incident in Florida,” but it will “not allow a student demonstration during school hours for any type of protest or awareness!!,” wrote Rhodes, adding that “anytime an individual chooses to harm others, we are sensitive and compassionate to those impacted.”

“There is a ‘movement’ attempting to stage walkouts/disruptions of the school through social media and/or other media outlets,” noted the superintendent. He added, “Should students choose to do so, they will be suspended from school for three days and face all the consequences that come along with an out of school suspension.”

The post continues on to say that life is about choices “and every choice has a consequence whether it be positive or negative.” Rhodes advised the school district will discipline regardless of whether one, 50, or 500 students choose to walk out of class and protest by suspending them for three days. He added that a parent’s note will not be accepted to “alleviate the discipline.”

Rhodes closed his statement by telling students to “respect yourself, your fellow students, and the Needville Independent School District and please understand that we are here for an education and not a political protest.”

Needville is located roughly 60 miles southwest of Houston.

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10 Reasons Why Most Men Can’t Handle A Strong Woman

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What exactly makes a strong woman? Her struggles, sacrifices, and selflessness. A strong woman has endured pain, overcome heart-wrenching experiences, and has allowed herself to be led by forgiveness. A strong woman has swum in deep and treacherous waters and held her breath as much as possible. This type of woman is self-sufficient, independent, loving, and has no fears of showing her vulnerability. The strong woman knows that one moment you are the teacher, and the next you might be the student. So, how does a woman like this keep a man?

HERE ARE 10 REASONS WHY MOST MEN CAN’T HANDLE A STRONG WOMAN:

1. A STRONG WOMAN DOESN’T NEED A MAN TO FIGHT FOR HER.

A man needs to feel wanted. He needs to know that he is battling for the eternal love and admiration of his woman. A strong woman will show you that she loves her man, but she’s also independent and can manage on her own. The strong woman will fight for both of you, but she doesn’t need a man to fight her battles. If they have a problem, they deal with it. They don’t sit and wait, as victims, for a man to find the solution. Some men can’t handle this strength. If you choose to remain with this type of woman, be willing to walk beside her, not in front of her, while pulling her to where you think she should be.

2. A STRONG WOMAN KNOWS WHAT SHE WANTS.

Strong women know what they want, how to attain it, and remember all that they had to endure to get whatever they have. A woman like this knows what she wants. If she likes a man, she will go after him. She will not wait for the man to make the first move. Strong women have tenacious personalities that can be extremely intimidating for some men. They aren’t submissive. They love wholeheartedly and also can continue exploring the world with a man or not. It takes a self-confident man to allow this type of personality to take charge.

3. A STRONG WOMAN WILL REQUIRE HONESTY AND VULNERABILITY.

Men have a hard time opening up to difficult questions. Strong women dive right into the depth of hurt, traumas, and life-changing experiences. They require a man who can be honest and vulnerable, because they have endured so much in their lives. They need to know that their mate can be available to navigate the ocean of uncertainties and travel the edges of madness. Strong women don’t fear the past. They excavate and search for those things that make us human. The strong woman will always find a strong man to stand tall with her in the face of diversity. Men tend to avoid vulnerability because they feel weak.

4. A STRONG WOMAN IS NOT INTIMIDATED BY INTIMACY.

The strong woman will challenge a man in the most intimate of ways. She will require intimacy in all forms, from conversation to making love. She will hold nothing back. Because a strong woman is comfortable with her femininity, she will expect her man to also be open to all aspects of intimacy. She requires passion, desire and to feel like she’s the one.

5. A STRONG WOMAN CAN SEE RIGHT THROUGH LIES.

Strong women are honest and expect complete trust in a relationship. She can sense lies in an instant, so don’t try to sugarcoat a white lie. Don’t give her bogus explanations. She has the ability to be a human lie detector. Being in a relationship with a strong woman requires that there is no holding back. She will never tolerate a sense of falseness and selfishness. If you can’t be with her completely, she will have no problem discarding you.

6. A STRONG WOMAN REQUIRES INTEGRITY AND CONSISTENCY.

Women who have inner strength cannot tolerate irregularity or indecisive personalities. They want to know that the man they love has integrity, respect, and is a man of his word. If they start to feel that their man is pulling away, they will react accordingly and have no problem letting him go if they feel they are being played. They want to feel like they are loved unconditionally. If they feel disrespected, they will have no issues setting that on track. The worst thing you can do to a strong woman is make her feel weak.

7. A STRONG WOMAN IS INTENSE.

A strong woman has endured extraordinary challenges and obstacles in her life. She has had to be extremely powerful. She knows she can endure anything else in her path, so this kind of intensity is oftentimes difficult for a man to understand. It’s intimidating because of all the emotions and thoughts that come with this type of persona. She is willing to share her scars, and expects you to do the same. There are no secrets in her world.

8. A STRONG WOMAN WILL NOT WAIT FOR YOU.

This type of woman will follow you to the depth of hell if she knows you are committed to her. However, the moment you start to pull back, she will let you go. She will not wait for a man to decide if he wants her or someone better. Strong women don’t play little girly games. You are either in or you are out. They will get hurt, lick their own wounds, and get back up ready to conquer whatever is next.

9. A STRONG WOMAN WILL LOVE YOU UNCONDITIONALLY.

The love from a strong woman is faithful. Just like mothers with their children, the strong woman will nurture and love her man fiercely. When she feels that love in return, she will do anything she can to make him feel loved. She will support him, help him, and fight for him to get what he deserves. Some men can’t handle this kind of unconditional love. They get frightened by the intensity and depth of giving. Many times it is in this stage that men flee from a strong woman. And, just as deeply as she loved you, she will also let you go. She knows her worth.

10. A STRONG WOMAN WILL SHOW YOU WHO YOU ARE.

It’s hard to accept the things we don’t like about ourselves when someone points them out. But, a strong woman will mirror those parts in her man that need addressing. She will be there to help show you how amazing and powerful you are. She will stand by you and show you worth, acceptance, and confidence. Some men cannot handle the emotional chaos that comes up with this projection. Strong woman will find strong men. The weak ones won’t make it past the first few dates.

They don’t know what to do with the honesty, strength, intelligence and independence. A strong man, most likely, was raised by a strong woman and will either deal with the dark night of the soul or leave. Strong women have no time to play games. So, if you can handle the intensity, love, honesty, and conversations, you might just be that strong man who can complement this type of woman.

Barry Paul Price writes, “Dating a strong woman is not something every guy can handle. He has to be confident in himself as a person, and as a man. Men must feel capable of meeting a woman’s needs. Traditionally, we did that providing financial security and physical protection. More recently, as women have expressed themselves with more independence and toughness, men aren’t sure how or when they’re needed by their woman. He ends up feeling unsure of his value and significance in the relationship. Many women tell me their man’s emotional support is just as important as financial and physical contributions. Unfortunately, men are not used to identifying masculinity with giving emotional support.”

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Study: People With Depression Use Language Differently – Here’s How to Spot It

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A new study, published in Clinical Psychological Science, has discovered a class of words that can accurately assess whether someone is suffering from depression. Utilizing a technologically advanced set of linguistics algorithms, computerized models cull through massive data banks of spoken or written text in minutes to determine if someone shows signs of being depressed.

What Do Plath, Beethoven, and Cobain Have in Common?

This technology may sound Orwellian, but it could be useful considering that people use language differently when they are depressed. You can see examples of this in the poetry of Sylvia Plath (Plathcommitted suicide in 1963), the song lyrics of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain (Cobain allegedly took his own life in 1994), or even letters written by the composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, who was prone to ecstatic highs and suicidal lows.

Even the famous poet John Keats, wrote a poem in 1819 with advice for those who suffer from depression, titled ‘Ode on Melancholy.’ The work suggests not blocking depression with drugs but to seek out beauty and admire it instead – so clearly we’ve been struggling with this problem of depression for some time.

Not everyone who suffers from depression is a famous artist or singer, but the language used by these prominent individuals offers a good foundation to understand how a computer model could pick out possibly-depressed persons. These individuals however, might also suggest a class of people who are particularly sensitive to the woes of the world – sensitive artists or empaths, frustrated by a world that they find cruel, demanding, seductive and bewildering.

Irrespective of the true causes of depression, and some rather simple methods of curing it, the computer models use a few tools to reveal a consistent difference between the language of those who are depressed and those who are not.

Utilizing journal entries, personal essays, song lyrics, poetry, diaries, and snippets of spoken language, the computer model calculates the percentage and prevalence of words and classes of words, lexical diversity, average sentence length, grammatical patterns and many other metrics.

The findings from this accumulated research reveal clear differences. Some of the findings are less than monumental – as they examine the content of what someone talks about. For example, a depressed person is likely to talk about being “sad” or “lonely.” They tend to use negative adjectives and adverbs. This is something we might pick up on intuitively, just having a conversation with a friend who is feeling down.

Low Empathy Equals High Depressive Traits

However, an interesting use of pronouns is apparent in depressed people as well. Those with depression symptoms use more first person singular pronouns, such as “me,” “myself”, and“I,” and far fewer second and third person pronouns like “them,” “they,” “she,” or “he.”

This suggests that people are more focused on themselves and their pain, and less connected with others – which ironically is one of the causes of depression. It isn’t someone’s fault that they become “self-absorbed,” but it does seem to prevent them from experiencing true joy and self-acceptance.

Interestingly, when self-absorption is explored in many famous literary works, it is generally contrasted with self-reflection, self-awareness, and introspection—personality traits which suggest maturity, sensitivity, and achieving valuable personal insight, but also an knack for empathizing with others and to understand that we’re “all in this together.”

Moreover, there have been numerous studies linking low empathy with high depressive traits. As Ugo Uche explains,

In the process of a person becoming more depressed, as he gets good at being able to deny his negative feelings, he consequently becomes good at denying the positive opposites of his negative feelings, hence a significant difficulty in being cognizant of any feelings, except the feelings of being dead inside oneself.”

The Solution to Depression May Have Been Accidentally Unearthed by a Computer Program

The solution to the problem may have been inadvertently revealed by the computer program, and subsequent study by researchers, Mohammed Al-Mosaiwi, and Tom Johnstone. The researchers even state that the results found by the linguistic modeling pinpoint absolutist thinking, more than depression itself, but that this type of thinking can certainly lead to depression.

The solution, therefore, it to expand one’s empathic connection to others, lest they become isolated in their own absolutist world of pain.

This fascinating emotion, likely evolved to help us survive, is a primal ability to feel how others feel. When a friend experiences the loss of a loved one, you feel the sadness as well. It is as if everyone’s brains are connected (and they are), strengthening our ability to express compassion. By cutting ourselves off from the pain of others, we may also be cutting ourselves off from the positive emotions that others feel as well – and thereby strengthening our own neural pathways to pain.

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After Oprah Screamed at & Insulted Trump Fan, His Brutal Reply Leaves Her Stunned

Kirsters Baish| When Liberal Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey hosted a segment on “60 Minutes,” she had a debate with “divided Americans” about President Donald Trump. During the discussion, Oprah followed up with the group, who she had previously spoken to months ago.

The billionaire touched on many issues that our country is facing, however, it all exploded when she asked the group about President Donald Trump’s alleged comments regarding people from “sh*thole countries.”

During the debate, a conservative Trump supporter named Matt Wiedenhoeft was singled out by Winfrey. The teacher and hockey coach was questioned specifically to make him look bad. Oprah asked Wiedenhoeft about the alleged “sh*thole countries” comment and then asked him if he supported his previous statements in which he explained that Trump speaks for people like him. 

Wiedenhoeft had an epic answer to Oprah’s question. He stated that President Trump wasn’t talking about the citizens from the countries, but he was talking about the countries themselves.

Oprah was originally supposed to be an unbiased moderator, however, she was clearly biased. She rolled her eyes after Wiedenhoeft’s comment and screamed, “MATT! If you’re talking about the Country you’re talking about the people in the country.”

Tom Nemcek, another Trump supporter, shot back at the former talk show host for asking the question in the first place. He exclaimed, “Were you guys in the room? Were you guys in the room? Were you in the room? Okay, because there’s three people who were in that room who said he never said this.”

He has a point. And if Oprah is supposed to be unbiased, she’s doing a terrible job of it.

Trump also called out Oprah via Twitter. He told the former talk show host that she should run against him so she can be “exposed and defeated just like all the others.”

Watch the debate below:

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