These are the additions, changes and
corrections of 2013.
earlier ones see 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 , 2009, 2010,
2011 and 2012.
this is a selection of the changes on this site and in
Small changes of typos are
and not all additions may be listed here.
all the main changes to the site are listed here.
JANUARY - FEBRUARY
- MARCH - APRIL - MAY
- May 23: me+ME: On my
brother Geert and having M.E. for 35 years:
And this is about my late brother and myself.
- May 22: me+ME:
Reading old books:
This is about some old books I found on May 19, that still are - mildly
to quite - interesting.
- May 21: me+ME:
Over geestelijke gezondheid en gestoordheid: My goodness! A Dutch essay - that I did not
know I had written ca. 1985, found the day before yesterday, and now
copied it, because I still think it is quite sensible.
- May 20: me+ME:
About philosophy and me+ME: About the DSM-5: Two Nederlogs at the same time: The first
about a recovered piece on philosophy, and the second about DSM-5, that
is now published (or publishable). It does not have rave reviews, which
makes the pill slightly less bitter.
- May 19: me+ME:
Poetry of love: I
wrote very little poetry, but this one is nice. Also I say a few things
about why I have not tried to publish in Dutch, though
I have published
circa 15 things (but these I was all asked for, and I did not earn
- May 18: me+ME:
Quotations from "Civil Disobedience": And this is the excerpt of Thoreau's "Civil
Disobedience". I have not either quoted -A plea
for Captain John Brown - or
excepted all Thoreau's main works, and will soon put these in my
philosophy section. In fact, I did just now. See the Thoreau-index.
- May 17: me+ME:
Quotations from "Walden" - 2: This is the second and final excerpt of Thoreau's Walden,
that also comes with a promise to treat his Civil Disobedience, and a
promise to treat ME/CFS for I think I made a discovery about it. More
later, though not necessarily today.
- May 16: me+ME:
Quotations from "Walden" - 1: And back to Thoreau's "Walden", in the form of quotations.
And there now also is this: me+ME: NOT so good news about DSM-5: The chief of the NIMH retracted his earlier
statement I wrote about on May 3 and 4.
- May 15: Crisis: On "The
Death of Truth": Another subject - "The
Death of Truth" as proclaimed by
Chris Hedges, earlier this month.
- May 14: me+ ME: On
Henry Miller (and George Orwell) - 2: The second and last file, for now, on Henry
Miller, with links to a fine site about Miller, the conclusion of the
argument I started yesterday, and some final notes.
- May 13: me+ME: On
Henry Miller (and George Orwell) - 1: There was no other file yesterday, and
today is a first of several files on Henry Miller, whom I elucidate
with some help from George Orwell.
- May 12: me+ME:
International ME/FM-Awareness Day: In case you did not know: It is International ME-Awareness
Day today, and I found out this year the same is the case for FM, for
which case I put them together. My title mostly repeats the text of May
12, 2012, but minus the Dutch materials, and with a few small changes,
and the addition of the very sad fate of Karina Hansen. Also, there may
be another file today, but I don't know this yet.
- May 11: me+ME:
St Trinian's: More
humo(u)r: A brief disquisition about Ronald Searle, who died late in
2011, age 91.
- May 10:
me+ME: Two fundamental
theorems + the world's funniest jokes: Two quite fundamental logical theorems, plus some of the
world's funniest jokes, for those who don't like logic (and also for
those who do).
- May 9: me+ME: On John Brown:
A fairly brief look at John Brown. And I minimally revised Stupidity in the
Philosophical Dictionary, already yesterday: Much watched, lately, but
it had a small formatting error.
- May 8: me+ME:
On Henry David Thoreau:
A very long relatively unknown text of Thoreau, with 34 notes by me,
and a (mild) criticism of Wikipedia (as their text is incomplete).
- May 7: Actually, I had already added Aristotle's Categories
and the Metaphysics
to the site, but had not yet registered that. This now has been
corrected. And there is a new file in the philosophy section: Plato : Theatetus.
And there is this: me+ME: On a statement by David
Kupfer, MD : I am taking apart a statement of David Kupfer MD, "Chair of DSM-5 Task
- May 6: me+ME: O
Poetry, poetry, poetry! (Lord
Rochester): Indeed about one of my favourite poets.
- May 5: me+ME: No
Dutch Nationality + DSM-5 + Being lucky: Some things about why there was this year
nothing related to Dutch Nationality on my site(s); about the DSM-5;
and why I am, in some ways, lucky.
- May 4: me+ME: More about VERY good news about the DSM-5: I explain why I consider the news about the
DSM-5 (added late yesterday) to
be something that patients may be quite relieved and happy
- May 3: Crisis: The crisis series + Keynes vs Friedman: A brief NL, but one that made another
number of small changes necessary, though this time only 4.
- May 2: me+ME:
Healy & SSRI +
Diederik Stapel: A
somewhat longer NL, this time about the - quite real - dangers of SSRIs
and about Diederik Stapel, who emerged as the creator of Pile Consult.
(Would he have known? About having piles? I guess not, and it does
also mean "Stapel", in Dutch.)
- May 1: I have today uploaded new versions of the
Nederlogs from September 11,
2011 - May 24 2012, because
these had side-effects one does not see when one looks at them
ordinarily. But I don't because white backgrounds are still hard to
thole for me. Anyway... also done. (For ordinary users - virtually
everybody - there is this "news": I changed nothing in the text, but
texts in the files are a tiny bit broader.)
Also, there now is me+ME:
Healy + Linux + still paying back: It's not much, but it is there.
- Apr 30: me+ME: After 123 years a Dutch king?!: A bit of an odd NL but then it is an odd
day in Holland: There is a change of throne, in which the old queen
Beatrix is replaced by her son, king Willem-Alexander.
- Apr 29: me+ME:
On "Anne Frank's Diary" - 2: Another fairly brief piece on Anne Frank, this time with
links to a number of interesting videos. (Tomorrow there will be
- Apr 28: me+ME:
On "Anne Frank's Diary": A fairly brief piece on Anne Frank's Diary, and why I
think most of the recent histories of Holland are neither impartial nor
- Apr 27: me+ME: On
"American Averages" - 4: Finally, the last part.
- Apr 26: me+ME:
On "American Averages" - 3: And yet a bit more about the book "American
Averages", this time with more facts from the book. (There is even
going to be a 4-th part.)
- Apr 25: me+ME:
On "American Averages" - 2:
A bit more about the book "American Averages", mainly because I did too
much today to do anything else. (But even so, not uninteresting.)
- Apr 24: me+ME: On
About the book "American Averages", which is a really good, if also
quite old, book about the US of A.
- Apr 23: me+ME: "Give
the idiots Prozac (or another anti-depressive)!":
An outline of how
I see psychiatry, these days.
- Apr 22: me+ME:
The matter of age:
A brief exposition of a problem I cannot solve.
- Apr 21: Ecclesiastes: A fairly nice version of the biblical
Ecclesiastes with my notes. (There is
no deep meaning to this - merely that I made the notes today, and
thought it a good ideas.)
- Apr 20: Crisis: The TV and average
intelligence: A column deploring the average intelligence.
19: About Nederlog: A small disquisition about Nederlog.
- Apr 18: More about Gore Vidal + why I don't
write about the DSM-5: A
little more - or quite a lot if you look into it - about Gore Vidal,
and a brief exposition on my lack of writing about the DSM-5.
- Apr 17: Autobio: 1954 - De
kleuterschool + for readers of English: Another bit of autobiography and a bit of
English for those who don't have Dutch. (The English is better than
almost any Dutch I can think of, but will probably be liked by few.)
- Apr 16: About
what I wrote - 1 - Descartes (and propositional attitudes): The first file "About what I wrote". It's
about Descartes, and is meanwhile nearly 20 years old. Tomorrow there
probably will be another subject than "About what I wrote", but that theme is bound to recur.
- Apr 15: About
what I wrote - 0: I wrote quite a lot since 1996, when I got
my site, and decided to look through that the coming days, if my health
remains up to it. The present little essay is a small introduction.
- Apr 14: About
Gore Vidal + about advertisements + going for a walk: Another brief Nederlog, with a good
interview with Gore
Vidal, plus a remark of mine about advertisements that reached my
computer, to my huge horror, plus a final remark on my walking: I
walked for the first time in a year, more or less leisurely.
- Apr 13: About Amsterdam + philosophy + going out: What the title says.
- Apr 12: About the
directories of my site + about Norman Finkelstein: We have arrived at another small Nederlog
which in fact comprises a fair amount of work:
- Apr 11: me+ME: On
US health-care + on marijuana:
This is a brief file with some information about why the US healthcare
system is much more expensive than the European, plus a question for
people who use marijuana, or indeed any other form of hashish.
- Apr 10: me+ME: On
philosophy, mB12, and logic:
A brief file with links to a wealth of material on philosophy and also
some on my mB12 protocol and a useful reference on logic.
- Apr 9: DSM-5: A few details: This is a file that briefly explains why I
wrote less on the DSM-5.
(But there will be more.)
- Apr 8:
Nederlog and internet-problems: This is a file that explains why yesterday's file
disappeared. There may be another file later today, but I do not know,
especially since my eyes first need some rest.
- Apr 6:
Johnson on Wolin on "Democracy Incorporated" - B: The second and final part of a brief series
that started yesterday, with many links and many ideas. I also
corrected typos in a number of recent and not so recent Nederlogs.
- Apr 5: Crisis:
On Johnson on Wolin on "Democracy Incorporated" - A: This continues last months Crisis: Sheldon Wolin on inverted
totalitarianism and Crisis: Wolin on fascism + Greenwald
on the Surveillance State, and will need a
final part, that probably arrives tomorrow.
- Apr 4: Chomsky on
cruelty + Greenwald on the new atheists: What the title says, with some links on
related material about Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Theo van Gogh I wrote long
- Apr 3: Crisis:
Sadism as part of the explanation: I take the fact of an
article that appeared in The New York Review of Books, "Health
Care: The new American sadism", as a stimulus to write out some of my
thoughts on the subject.
- Apr 2: Fixed the links to the 2013 index in the NL indexes for 2004 - ... - 2008. I should also fix some links
and some files that relate to what's new on the site, since that
effectively since ca. 2010 was done only in the summary files like this
one, that go by the filename newsEnglish. Until 2008 or 2009 I did
maintain separate newsfiles, in fact both for what was new in Dutch and
in English. This remains to be done, and this entry clarifies that I am
aware of the problem. And there now is:
Crisis: Hedges, Wolin, Maher,
Monbiot, background reading: Lots of useful links.
- Apr 1: Some
political and psychological aphorisms: What the title says - a few from today, while cooking
diner, and the rest from 4 to 21 years ago.
- Mar 31: Crisis:
Marxist announcement of the death of postmodernism: According to a just published Marxist analysis, one of
the great benefits of the economic crisis is that it exploded
postmodernism. I certainly hope so, and provide links, quotations, an
illustration (of the progress of the safety razor) and some analysis
- Mar 30: Crisis: Wolin on fascism + Greenwald
on the Surveillance State: As the title says, this is mostly about another text of
Sheldon Wolin and about a fine speech by Glenn Greenwald, with a bit
more in a footnote about my Dutch generation of pseudo-progressive
traitors of science, civilization, and morality.
- Mar 29: Crisis: Sheldon Wolin on inverted
totalitarianism: This is mosty about Sheldon Wolin and Chris Hedges,
with an aside on Dutch corrupt pseudo-intellectual pseudo-marxists,
whose careers were based on lies, posturing, pretensions, and complete
- Mar 28:
Crisis: The extinction of Dutch Democracy and the Rule of Law: Another Dutch piece I wrote quite a while ago, in May
2002, on the subject of the title, with some interesting links for
non-readers of Dutch to a lecture of Chris Hedges from March 2012, and
to an interview with Sheldon Wolin by Bill Moyers.
- Mar 27: Dutch
Stalinism: More about the CPN: What the title
says, with a link about the CPN in Amsterdam that may interests some
Dutch readers, and an appreciation of ordinary Dutch communists I have
known. (The next Nederlog very probably is about another subject than
- Mar 26:
Stalinism: "Politiek, Ideologie en Taalgebruik": This is mostly an essay on the totalitarianism of
the Dutch Communist Party (CPN). Most it applies to other communist parties and groups
as well, but it is in Dutch.
And I included it in to my
section in the philosophy
section and also improved that file of my own
- Mar 25:
Dutch Stalinism + Montefiore
interviewed about Stalin: What the title
says - and the former is much worse and was much wider spread than
foreigners know or than Dutch academics (who were nearly all communist
fellow travellers between 1971 and 19995) want to admit, while the
second refers to a fine interview with the writer of a fine book about
- Mar 24:
About authoritarian personalities - 1: Mostly about a free book by a psychologist who lives in
Canada and did a lot of research on the subject, that may explain
rather a lot about what is happening these days - and the last 12 years
- in politics.
- Mar 23: More
on stupidity, the rule of law, and Glenn Greenwald: What the title says, with some precisifications of mine
about the rule of law, and why it does not exist in Holland, for more
than 30 years now, at the very least.
- Mar 22:
"Human Stupidity Is
Destroying the World": The title is not
mine, but the subject is quite close to my heart (and Bertrand
Russell's and Aldous Huxley's, to name two), and as is quite important
to human civilization. I treat a piece I do not agree with, and make a
number of points that often are missed.
- Mar 20: Varia: DSM-5,
letter from a dying veteran, supplement to Hazlitt: Three different subjects, the first two mostly given as
links, and the last an extension of a saying of Hazlitt.
- Mar 19:
The human moral and
intellectual problems +
why there are so few investigative journalists: A disquisition about two problems,
and a treatment of the question why there are so few investigative
- Mar 18: Site+Nederlog: New versions Nederlog
There were some large changes of the site in terms of bytes, but not in
- Mar 17:
philosophy is important:
More philosophy: I continue yesterday's philosophical text with another
such text that I wrote quite a while ago, and that also is elsewhere on
my site, still popular, still searched for most months. It seemed a
good idea to repeat it.
- Mar 16:
Philosophy: On utilitarianism:
Most of all - I suppose - I am a philosopher, which may justify the
fact of this piece, originally written in 1998, now reproduced with
some notes and quite a few links.
- Mar 15:
It's the economy, stupid
- Robert Reich explains: I provide links to a brief explanation and a lecture,
both of which are clear and sensible, by Robert Reich, who is an
intelligent and sensible man.
- Mar 14: Two
interesting websites by investigative journalists: Having little energy for lack of
sufficient sleep, this is a brief Nederlog with links to two sites by
American investigative journalsists that I found interesting.
- Mar 13: On my ME/CFS: Two remarks for
I clarify some recent findings that relate to my personal case of
ME/CFS for the benefit of serious medical researchers.
- Mar 12:
On Deception - 4: More about propaganda: This is the fourth in a series on
what is also called "public relations" that usually consists of
bullshit that is meant to deceive, mislead, misinform and thus
influence some public. It contains a number of links to interesting
material on the subject, however called.
- Mar 11:
ideological ape in action: It turned out that many American
progressives disagree with Rand Paul even if what he says is what their
leaders said just a brief while ago. I explain why.
- Mar 10: A bit more
about my mB12 protocol: Having realized that I did not write
about my mB12 protocol this year I did do so today, and provided my
present protocol and my reasons to use it.
- Mar 9: Meditations
the corruption of psychiatry and medicine: I make some remarks about the
interesting writings of an American psychiatrist.
- Mar 7: Made some corrections, and added a note and
some links to yesterday's Nederlog.
And now there is On civilization
and capitalism in the US with a very striking video of 6 min 24
seconds that I
did not make but link,
and that I found presented as "One
of the Most Powerful Portrayals of What Has Happened to America That
You Will Ever Seen": Judge for yourself. It certainly shows that -
if the figures are correct - very much has gone very wrong, during the
past 30 years, that also produced the current crisis.
And cleaned up 16.ii - 20.ii from entries involving Zim: See yesterday,
There is another Nederlog today, also brief, also important, also with
a video: Crisis:
End of the rule of
law in the US?
- for Obama's government claims,
in contradiction with the US Constitution, that it has the right to
kill American citizens on American soil with drones.
- Mar 6:
On Chomsky on civilization and capitalism: What the title says: a reflection of
a rather pessimistic - not without reason! - short essay by Noam
Chomsky. Also deleted entries Zim that had been entered in the headers
of Nederlogs from 21.ii till 6.iii.2013 today, that had been entered
behind my back, so to speak. (Nothing bad, but useless informatiom that
takes useless bytes.)
- Mar 5: Doing
mathematics on the
computer in Sage: A
bit about a nice, powerful free and open source environment to do
- Mar 4:
On Wittgenstein's philosophies: Actually, a brief review of an
article on Wittgenstein, that manages to omit that Wittgenstein had two
different philosophies. I briefly give my own view, and provide links
and references (at least one of which is funny).
- Mar 3: Crisis:
Analyzing the neo-capitalist economy: Some references to help analyze the
- Mar 2:
Documenting man's inhumanity to man: The New York Times reported that
there were many more German concentration camps, ghettos etc. than
hitherto was assumed. I report I am not really amazed, having read
Dutch histories about WW II, and being familiar with how the Dutch do
(not) write about the Dutch practices in selling illegal drugs since
- Mar 1: DSM-5:
A call on the
American physicians to reject the DSM-5: What the title says, but the call is
not by me, although I quite agree, but by Howard Brody MD, PhD. I also
corrected the filename of yesterday's Nederlog, that was wrongly named
"NL120228a": It is 2013, but sometimes I am very tired.
28: Crisis: End of the rule of law in Great
British government seems to want the rule of law to end in Great
Britain, as documented by an article in The Guardian of today. I quote
some and provide some context.
- Feb 27: More
about Linux +
More about the 60ies: Again what the title says: I explain why Ubuntu is
easy to work with and install, link a video with Linus Torvalds, and
consider an interesting documentary about the Berkeley Free Speech
- Feb 26: In praise of Linux: What the title says, except that this
praise is written around the problems with my eyes, which would have
been much worse without Ubuntu, for I still cannot use MS Windows with
such eyes as I have, since June 2012 (though they have improved some).
And I uploaded the Nederlogs since Feb 17 again minus a column that had
crept in and shouldn't be there (and was hardly visible).
- Feb 25: ME/CFS:
"It's all contamination!": It turned out that the XMRV-findings in patients with
ME/CFS were due to contamination. The present Nederlog is about another
case of contamination, namely with HeLa-cells, in cancer research, in
the previous century, which was the subject of an |
interesting documentary, currently available on Youtube.
- Feb 24:
Freedom and bondage:
The internet paradoxes: There are several paradoxes involved with the
internet, and I name several and briefly discuss the most dangerous
one: That the internet is a potential tool for state surveillance and
state terrorism such as there never has been.
- Feb 23: Three things most other men do that I don't do - and why: Just as the title says, though
nothing very strange, nor anything due to strong principles.
- Feb 21: More
the corruption of psychiatry: What the title says, with some excellent
quotes from the British Medical Journal. And I rectified some typos in
Nederlogs of Feb 18, 2013 and Nov 2, 2012.
- Feb 20: Autobio: 1952: Meer achtergronden + The corruption of
psychiatry: More autobio (in Dutch) and more about the
corruption of psychiatry (in English) that also explains why I wrote
not much about the DSM-5 since December.
19: The main
psychiatric motive to be a psychiatrist: Another psychiatric mystery revealed,
by a psychiatrist.
18: Autobio: 1951-a:
Eerste jaren + Amsterdam 1970: The second installment of my Dutch autobiography
(first version) with for English readers a link to a nice short movie
about Amsterdam as it was in 1970.
17: On Deception - 3:
postmodernism, public relations, propaganda: The third of a series on the subject
of deception by propaganda, with some useful links and references, and
an example of what may be called honest propaganda.
16: Philosophy: A ticket
to the freak show - text + my notes: I wrote out the text of an interview
with George Carlin I liked, and added my notes and a link to the
original. (See also Feb 1, 2013, below: Same interview.)
- Feb 15: Corrected some typos and made some
additions to my edition+comments of Wittgenstein's Tractatus,
mostly in the propositions that start with 5. Today's Nederlog: Autobio: 1950-a: Achtergronden + more
First version of first entry of my autobiography, in Dutch, and
some more about Wittgenstein and the Tractatus, in English.
- Feb 14:
Today's Nederlog is
Varia: DSM-5 and SSD |
Triple dip | ZIM and is abot three subjects in the title, all treated
briefly. (The last is a handy free hypertext editor that use the Wiki
format and saves as ascii text files.)
- Feb 12: For the fourth time repaired the same link in
yesterday's Nederlog...I hope it does as instructed now and that all
links work. And there now is On
Deception - 2 +
Propaganda techniques with - what I think are - quite interesting definitions and
clarifications of important terms (in part lifted from Wikipedia).
- Feb 11:
On Deception - 1: The first item in what I expect to
become a series on "public relations", marketing, and deception of the
public, which are concepts and terms that explain much about the
(post-)modern world, economically, politically and psychologically.
Also, I realized that what I mean is generally best described as
deception, rather than as bullshit, bogosity, crap, baloney, simply
because this covers both the intention and the practice best. There are
some unintentional bullshitters, but most know damn well that they are
trying to deceive you.
- Feb 10:
"On Bullshit" and
ME-CFS-INFO: Some about bullshit and some more about
that still is under construction.
- Feb 9: About
ME-CFS-INFO: In fact a copy of the start of a replacement for ME-Resources. This
needs considerably more work, but there now is a start, and if my
health keeps more or less bearable, there will be more of this the next
week or weeks, and I intend to list the progress in Nederlog.
- Feb 8: Updated the index
files for crisis
series and for the DSM-5 series (and added links to
the sorting by years in the latter). And not being very well and having
problems with my eyes, I use material there is at hand to represent the
important capacity of representing in today's Nederlog: Philosophy: On representing, maps and
- Feb 7: Crisis:
Fifth Amendment and
"The power of nightmares": Some about the demise of the Fifth
Amendment and some about what brought this about: "the war on terror",
and an interesting documentary about that supposed "war".
- Feb 6: ME/CFS:
Several causes - many confusions: What the title says, with an explanation
with pictures, worth 7000 words, and a link to the Press Conference Dr
Lipkin presided, also with short speeches by doctors Alter and Mikovits.
- Feb 5: Updated the DSM-5 index and the Crisis index with yesterday's
- Feb 4: Reformatted the BitsAndPiecesAll
index. And there
is now Crisis + DSM-5: About "The Trap - part 1: F**k you buddy" which is about the first part of an
interesting BBC documentary from 2007, that does help to make some
sense of the crisis and (post-)modern psychiatry.
- Feb 3: Crisis: About "Inequality for All"
in the crisis series, now
updated with some files I wrote lately (with or without "Crisis" in the
title: The files belong to the series because of the subject matter
treated in them), with today some about a new film about the crisis,
that seems quite interesting and is with Robert Reich, who is an
interesting and intelligent man, and also a brief section about another
text-based browser, called Elinks, that I find surprisingly useful and
elegant. Also, in the files of February I repaired the text
window (removed a redundant column), having seen the - not very visible
- mistake in Elinks.
- Feb 2: About Nederlog & about Lynx: A few general reflections on my site, my
eyes, my health and Nederlog, without definite conclusions, other than
that most that I write is hypothetical rather than dogmatic. If
you want to skip it, there is also a bit about an interesting
browser, that gives an interesting alternative perspective on "the
same" web pages as are displayed in graphical browsers.
- Feb 1:
A ticket to the freak show: The
phrase is George Carlin's, and I provide a link to an interview with
him in which expounds something that might be called cynicism (in the
philosophical sense, which is not the ordinary one) and taoism (which
is hard to get). I provide some nice references.
31: A VERY unfortunate Mozilla "improvement":
I found out today that - at least on Linux - the latest
Firefox and SeaMonkey browsers by Mozilla have the very unfortunate
improvement that one's opened files get saved "automagically" by the
title that occurs in the html (however long and useless that is), also
undoing all the properties of an URI, and explain why I find this a VERY
bad idea, and what should be done about it, and how to work around it.
Linux stuff: What the title says: A number of quite
useful links for those who want to know more about Linux. And On
"Intellectuals": A review I wrote in 1996 of a book by Paul
Johnson, with some remarks, notes and links inserted today.
28: On human nature and on ordinary men: Two more useful conceptual clarifications.
27: On leaders, on authorities and on misanthropy: Three useful conceptual clarifications, with an introductory quote by Russell that
may shock some.
26: On psychiatry + Three psychiatrists: What
the title says - and the three are doctors Ghaemi, Frances and Nardo.
25: Glenn Greenwald | Bill Maher | Prozac:
This Nederlog is
about Glenn Greenwald and a recent Q&A session he
did; about the start of Bill Maher's "Real Time", about gun laws,
torture, and disappearing rights; and about Prozac (aka fluoxetine).
And in section 2 I mention a possible explanation of the many mass
murders in the US, where both guns are easily available and the usage
of anti-depressants very common.
23: Corrected a title in
yesterday's Nederlog and removed a lot of links that shouldn't have
been there in President Obama's Address to Congress of Feb 25, 2009. For some unfathomable reason nearly all
paragraphs in the speech were linked to the crisis series. And I
also found the same had happened to some parts of President
Obama's speech + my
comments that I also corrected today. These things were not
intentionally done by me, but there are no good WYSIWYG editors for
Linux, it seems.Jan
22: President Obama's speech + my comments: I have watched it, on the internet (still having no TV
since 42 years); read it; and commented on it, so I did my thinking
citizen's duty. Otherwise, I am still fairly miserable, if a bit better
"Xanthippic Dialogues": Today's Nederlog, on a book by Roger
Scruton that I liked.
21: PEM or flue | George Orwell Day: After exerting myself too much I feel rather bad,
though an alternative explanation is the flue. And I also say a little
on PEM and PENE, and on the newly created George Orwell Day.
- Jan 20: Uploaded Public Relations
to my Philosophical
Dictionary. Idem the ME/CFS: A Primer for
Clinical Practitioners, by the IACFS. Note this is not the same
as the International
Consensus Primer for Medical Practitioners, by the Canadian
ICC. But both belong to the biomedical approach to ME/CFS, whiich is
the only moral approach and the only scientific kind of approach, both
in contrast to the psychiatric approach, that is immoral and
I uploaded a revised version of Nederlog 2004, that was then called
Nederlog. In fact, there are two versions: Nederlog index 2004 and Nedernieuws
index 2004. There also are zipversions of the lot. This
is all described also in today's Nederlog: Uploads in the PD,
ME-Resources and NL and also I uploaded all of the Philosophical
Dictionary so as not to get confused.
- Jan 19: I found today that the strange disappearances
I mentioned yesterday seem to have been undone again: Three blogs that
disappeared are back again.
- Jan 18:
me+ME: Strange disappearances at X
Rx Blog :
A brief Nederlog triggered by the sudden disappearance of at least two
blogs on Dr Jamie Deckoff-Jones's X Rx Blog, on one of which I did
write a critical comment. There are also some documents in the case, and there may be a later Nederlog
today, on Diederik Stapel or on the DSM-5, but that depends on my
health. Here it is, though: Diederik
the DSM-5 and medical and scientific fraud: Stapel
is an amateur compared to the real pros
frauding for the pharmaceutical companies, who also got much richer
from it, while being at least as fraudulent, but in a craftier way, and
on a much larger scale, and literally for billions of dollars, at the
cost of millions of patients.
- Jan 17: Logic: Examples of fallacies: This is mostly taken from my
Philosopophical Dictionary, and put in Nederlog to have a convenient
point of reference. And it should be helpful. There also were some
corrections of typos in the previous Nederlog.
- Jan 16: Crisis +
DSM-5: It's deregulation, stupid!: I deal with a common theme in much of the
diverse facets of the ongoing crises in the US and EU, and do so mostly
in the form of lists of points and comments. Summary: The main reason
the things mentioned have gone wrong is a combination of deregulation,
increased power of corporations and
governments, and mistaken ideas and ideals.
- Jan 15: The Marketing of Medicines: In fact, another link to a video, about the
enormous corruption in the marketing of medicines - not just
psychiatric drugs, but any drugs: It seems as if in these postmodern
days much of medicine, including the bits that are presented as if they
are real medical science, in fact is marketing prose, composed by
ghostwriters, and meant to further the approval or sales of very
profitable medicines, that may not at all be or do what their makers or
- Jan 14: DSM-5: The
Marketing of Madness - P.S.: As it happens, the documentary I mentioned
yesterday is related to scientology, which is something I don't like. I
did mention it late last night in a Review added to yesterday's
Nederlog, and today I say a little more about it, mostly because I
don't want to be tied in with scientology, even if I agree with them
about some things, such as psychiatry or elementary mathematics.
- Jan 13: Corrected yesterday's NL a little. And
updated the year indexes with direct links to 2013. And there is this Nederlog for
today:The Marketing of Madness, which is about a documentary of that title,
that I only saw the beginning of so far, but intend to return to later,
and that seems quite good, which is my reason to mention it.
- Jan 12: Correlations: DSM & Madness,
Lead & Crime: Two interesting correlations plausibly and rationally
explained: The arisal of the DSM-III and IV and the increase in
madness, and the the addition of lead to gasoline and the increase in
- Jan 11: Changed a link in the opening pages of the
site to the
index of Nederlog of 2013 (was: 2012) and also added a link in that
index to this page of summaries at the top. It was there already at the
bottom. Also changed the wordings of the links and one of the links in
the opening pages.
- Jan 10: Arguments against psychiatry: A partial repeat, with some corrections and some new
material, of what is probably the socially most useful part of my DSM-5: Question 1 of
"The six most essential questions in psychiatric diagnosis" from April 2012.
- Jan 9: A little about John von Neumann: Indeed a brief
Nederlog, with links to a nice documentary on one of the real
mathematical geniuses of the 20th century. And I also corrected the index-link at the bottom
of the Nederlogs of tthis year.
- Jan 8: Crisis: On the endless 'war on terror': A bit more on the
crisis, and why I do not believe in the 'war on terror': It seems to me
much rather a war on the civil rights that are at the foundation of the
Western open and free society, and the welfare state that is comprised
- Jan 7: Good Linux help: What the
title says: I assemble the best links I know about Ubuntu, and add one
I recently found about Linux.
- Jan 6: Updates + John McCarthy: A short bit that seeks to make the late John
pages a lit more accessible and accessed.
5: Autobio: Schema: A Dutch summary of the first six decades of
my life, written because I realized the six decades are quite distinct,
with mostly clear beginnings and endings.
- Jan 4: PsychoSpeak 0.1
follow-up, still very simple, of version
Schopenhauer's fourfold root: For people seriously interested in
philosophy: There is a pdf of what is "for many philosophers Schopenhauer's
most admired work", on a site anybody with brains and access to the
internet should know: the excellent Archive.org (<-
Why are so many so apathetic?: The question concerns the huge public
indifference to the crisis or to various disturbing aspects of it, and
is not mine, as I explain, but it is a good one. I quote some answers
and provide some of my own.
- Jan 1: Nederlog 2013:
Updates for the new year: The record of changes with a little about
ten years of Nederlog and about planned updates. I prepared The
index of Nederlog for 2012 and provide the link in case you want to
search by subjects. There is no list of subjects, but in case you want
to know, a search in the analytical index and the title index for 2012 should get you quite far. And there is me+ME: Year 35
& The Pushers
The barbarian Dutch about being ill for the 35th year, about the
main cause for this: the corrupt psychiatric brotherhood of pushers for
big pharma, and about a new Dutch museum.