USS Pueblo (AGER-2) is a Banner-class environmental research ship, attached to US Navy intelligence as a spy ship, which was attacked and captured by North Korean forces on 23 January 1968, in what is known today as the "Pueblo incident"
USS Pueblo was taken into port at Wonsan and the crew was moved twice to POW camps. The crew reported upon release that they were starved and regularly tortured while in North Korean custody. This treatment allegedly turned worse when the North Koreans realized that crewmen were secretly giving them "the middle finger" in staged propaganda photos.
North Korean Propaganda Photograph of prisoners of USS Pueblo. Photo and explanation from the Time article that blew the Hawaiian Good Luck Sign secret. The sailors were flipping the middle finger, as a way to covertly protest their captivity in North Korea, and the propaganda on their treatment and guilt. The North Koreans for months photographed them without knowing the real meaning of flipping the middle finger, while the sailors lied to the North Koreans that the middle-finger sign meant 'good luck' in Hawaii.
Commander Lloyd M. Bucher was tortured, including being put through a firing squad (firing blanks) in an effort to make him confess. Eventually the North Koreans threatened to execute his men in front of him, and Bucher relented and agreed to "confess to his and the crew's transgression." Bucher wrote the confession since a "confession" by definition needed to be written by the confessor himself. They verified the meaning of what he wrote, but failed to catch the pun when he said "We paean the DPRK [North Korea]. We paean their great leader Kim Il Sung". (Bucher pronounced "paean" as "pee on.")
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There has been controversy over the creation of a separate category in the DSM-5 (fifth Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) for excoriation (skin picking) disorder. Two of the main reasons for objecting to the inclusion of excoriation disorder in the DSM-5 are: (1) that excoriation disorder may just be a symptom of a different underlying disorder, e.g. OCD or BDD, and (2) that excoriation disorder is merely a bad habit and that by allowing this disorder to obtain its own separate category it would force the DSM to include a wide array of other unhealthy habits as separate syndromes, e.g., nail biting and nose-picking.
Stein has argued that excoriation disorder does qualify as a separate syndrome and should be classified as its own category because: (1) excoriation disorder occurs as the primary disorder and not as a subset of a larger disorder; (2) excoriation disorder has well-defined clinical features; (3) there is gathering data on the clinical features and diagnostic criteria for this condition; (4) there is sufficient data to create this as a separate category for excoriation disorder; (5) the incidence rate for excoriation disorder is high within the population; (6) diagnostic criteria for the disease have already been proposed; (7) the classification of excoriation disorder as a separate condition would lead to better studies and better treatment outcomes; and (8) classification as a separate condition would lead to more awareness of the disorder and encourage more people to obtain treatment.
Because excoriation disorder is different from other conditions and disorders that cause picking of the skin, it is important that any diagnosis of excoriation disorder take into account various other medical conditions as possible causes before diagnosing the patient with excoriation disorder.
There are a variety of medical conditions that cause itching and skin picking including : eczema, psoriasis, diabetes, liver disease, Hodgkin's disease, polycythemia vera, systemic lupus, and Prader-Willi syndrome.
â€œNobody really knows what causes it, but every species with some kind of hair or soft covering seems to have a version of this disorder,â€� said A&M Texas University psychology department head Doug Woods, speaking about picking at skin. â€œDogs lick themselves in a particular area until they open a bald spot. Cats and chimpanzees take the fur off themselves. Mice do barbering. Birds pull out their feathers.â€�
Did you know... cruelty to animals is a symptom of an underlying psychopathic disorder, and is a common trait of sadistic psychopaths and sociopaths, including murderers and rapists. Karmically, reflects a darker struggle within the soul, and how the physical incarnation chooses to work with it, goes a long way into the soul's evolution or devolution, with important karmic consequences in future incarnations.
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