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a fantastic quote from a REAL democrat

Thomas Jefferson would have never bailed out the 1% on the backs of the 99%

Posted by green for victory | Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:39 AM (0 replies)

Pharmageddon!!

Same infection, different agency- precisely why a big central government is not a good thing for the people



David Healy, Pharmageddon
Has American health care been highjacked by Big Pharma?
http://www.amazon.com/Pharmageddon-David-Healy/dp/0520270983/

This searing indictment, David Healy's most comprehensive and forceful argument against the pharmaceuticalization of medicine, tackles problems in health care that are leading to a growing number of deaths and disabilities. Healy, who was the first to draw attention to the now well-publicized suicide-inducing side effects of many anti-depressants, attributes our current state of affairs to three key factors:

product rather than process patents on drugs, the classification of certain drugs as prescription-only, and industry-controlled drug trials.


These developments have tied the survival of pharmaceutical companies to the development of blockbuster drugs, so that they must overhype benefits and deny real hazards. Healy further explains why these trends have basically ended the possibility of universal health care in the United States and elsewhere around the world. He concludes with suggestions for reform of our currently corrupted evidence-based medical system.

Check out the reviews. David Healy is probably the leading world expert on SSRI drugs.

Free podcast-interview with Dr. Healy- Jefferson Exchange- October 2, 2012 Phamargeddon
http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/jpr/id/2084251

Posted by green for victory | Sun Jan 13, 2013, 04:06 PM (0 replies)

Seung-Hui Cho

as I listen to the NRA chief blaming videos, movies, media, mental health,


Cho, a senior English major at Virginia Tech, had previously been diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder. During much of his middle school and high school years, he received therapy and special education support. After graduating from high school, Cho enrolled at Virginia Tech. Because of federal privacy laws, Virginia Tech was unaware of Cho's previous diagnosis or the accommodations he had been granted at school. In 2005, Cho was accused of stalking two female students. After an investigation, a Virginia special justice declared Cho mentally ill and ordered him to attend treatment. Lucinda Roy, a professor and former chairwoman of the English department, had asked Cho to seek counseling. Cho's mother turned to her church for help.



The Virginia Tech Review Panel detailed numerous incidents of aberrant behavior beginning in Cho's junior year of college that should have served as a warning to his deteriorating mental condition. Several former professors of Cho reported that his writing as well as his classroom behavior was disturbing, and he was encouraged to seek counseling. He was also investigated by the university for stalking and harassing two female students. In 2005, Cho had been declared mentally ill by a Virginia special justice and ordered to seek outpatient treatment.

The Virginia Tech Review Panel Report faulted university officials for failing to share information that would have shed light on the seriousness of Cho's problems, citing misinterpretations of federal privacy laws. The report also pointed to failures by Virginia Tech's counseling center, flaws in Virginia's mental health laws, and inadequate state mental health services, but concluded that "Cho himself was the biggest impediment to stabilizing his mental health" in college. The report also stated that the classification detail that Cho was to seek "outpatient" rather than "inpatient" treatment would generally have been legally interpreted at the time as not requiring that Cho be reported to Virginia's Central Criminal Records Exchange (CCRE) and entered into the CCRE database of people prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm.

Cho's underlying psychological diagnosis at the time of the shootings remains a matter of speculation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Tech_Massacre

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He also took a prescription medicine. Neither Mr. Aust nor Mr. Grewal knew what the medicine was for, but officials said prescription medications related to the treatment of psychological problems had been found among Mr. Cho’s effects.

This article states: "At least five times in the chapter on mental health, Virginia Tech employees responded to your requests for information by saying their records were missing. Are you concerned about these missing or unfurnished records? (President Charles Steger acknowledged later Thursday that some employees mishandled documents and are no longer employed by Tech.)"

"It's a curious matter to us as a panel that some of these records have disappeared from the Cook Counseling Center. He was triaged three times -- once by phone in November, once by phone in December and once in person in December. And all three of those reports are gone."
http://ssristories.com/show.php?item=1725
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The people can not be trusted with the truth
Posted by green for victory | Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:59 PM (2 replies)

calling cannabis medicine “sends a terrible message”

Kerlikowske also said that calling cannabis medicine “sends a terrible message” to the nation’s teens. High school students are more likely to smoke marijuana than tobacco due to the growing “perception” that marijuana is less harmful, he said.


What kind of message does taking out a patent on the use of the main ingredient in Marijuana send to High School students? The patent is already being awarded- what message does that send?

What kind of message does it send our High School Students when they watch the news and see advertisements for antidepressant pills every 15 minutes?



What kind of message does it send our High School Students when the "Drug Czar" (thanks Joey Biden) lies and says there is no war on drugs when there is?

Federal Medical Marijuana Prisoners and Cases

December 11, 2012 - Bryan Smith, 28, of Elk Grove, pleaded guilty to federal drug charges stemming from owning and operating the R & R Wellness marijuana dispensary formerly located at 75 Quita Court in Sacramento and growing marijuana related to the dispensary operation.


According to the terms of the plea agreement, Smith agreed to a sentence of not less than 5 years in prison and not more than 7 years and 3 months in prison. His sentencing date is scheduled for Jan. 25.

Smith is the last defendant to plead guilty in the case. Co-defendants Daniel Goldsmith, 27, Galt- Elk Grove; Robert Klaus, 36, San Diego; Ryder Phillips, 27, Galt; Kelly Smith, 55, Elk Grove and Bruce Goldsmith, 61.
All are pending sentencing. Read more.

October 11, 2012 - OAKLAND SUES FEDS WHILE LONG BEACH RAIDS 7 DISPENSARIES
In contrasting moves, the city of Oakland has sued the federal government to stop its forfeiture actions against city-regulated dispensaries, while Long Beach has joined the feds to arrest 40 dispensary workers and is threatening to arrest more.
October 12, 2012 - Aaron Sandusky, whose G3 Holistic collective had storefronts in Upland, Colton and Moreno Valley, was found guilty on two felony counts of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute charges. The jury deadlocked on four other charges having to do with operating a location involved with drugs. Judge Anderson declared a mistrial on those counts. Sandusky was sentenced to 10 years in prison on January 7, 2013. He plans to appeal.


Sandusky's brother Keith and four other former employees of G3 Holistic have pleaded guilty in the case. They are awaiting sentencing.
Read more.>>>>>>>>>>
http://www.canorml.org/costs/federal_medical_marijuana_prisoners_and_cases


Lying and Pill popping are cool, plants will get you arrested. And whatever you students do, do NOT ask why the Feds patented the Use of the Main Ingredient in Cannabis because you have been told that Cannabis is NOT Medicine!

Get it? Got it? Good.


Posted by green for victory | Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:23 PM (0 replies)

"Screw morality. It's a poison." Farking drug warrior bullshit

It's a plant. It has "good" qualities and "bad".

FFS When did so many people turn into 7th graders?

Some people still think Cannabis is "evil" and want to eradicate it from the genepool.

Those who demonize Tobacco are in the same pirate boat.

History of Niacin

Niacin was first described by chemist Hugo Weidel in 1873 in his studies of nicotine. The original preparation remains useful: The oxidation of nicotine using nitric acid. Niacin was extracted from livers by biochemist Conrad Elvehjem in 1937, who later identified the active ingredient, then referred to as the "pellagra-preventing factor" and the "anti-blacktongue factor." Soon after, in studies conducted in Alabama and Cincinnati, Dr. Tom Spies found that nicotinic acid cured the sufferers of pellagra

pass all the laws and taxes you want, I'm still going to enjoy my hand rolled organic tobacco. And I'll grow it myself and the government won't be getting a penny. And if I'm really good I'll show a hundred others how to do the same.

And if we're all successful the government will have to find another teat. Imagine that, telling us all it's so very bad while taking a cut of the "poison" every time an addict makes a buy...



Posted by green for victory | Fri Jan 11, 2013, 03:53 AM (0 replies)

Time: America's Medicated Army (from 2008-Could SSRI's be causing military suicides?)

America's Medicated Army
By Mark Thompson Thursday, June 05, 2008

... For the first time in history, a sizable and growing number of U.S. combat troops are taking daily doses of antidepressants to calm nerves strained by repeated and lengthy tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. The medicines are intended not only to help troops keep their cool but also to enable the already strapped Army to preserve its most precious resource: soldiers on the front lines.



"...At a Pentagon that keeps statistics on just about everything, there is no central clearinghouse for this kind of data, and the Army hasn't consistently asked about prescription-drug use, which makes it difficult to track. Given the traditional stigma associated with soldiers seeking mental help, the survey, released in March, probably underestimates antidepressant use.

"...At least 115 soldiers killed themselves last year, including 36 in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army said on May 29. That's the highest toll since it started keeping such records in 1980. Nearly 40% of Army suicide victims in 2006 and 2007 took psychotropic drugs — overwhelmingly, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac and Zoloft. While the Army cites failed relationships as the primary cause, some outside experts sense a link between suicides and prescription-drug use — though there is also no way of knowing how many suicide attempts the antidepressants may have prevented by improving a soldier's spirits. "The high percentage of U.S. soldiers attempting suicide after taking SSRIs should raise serious concerns," says Dr. Joseph Glenmullen...

"...It wasn't until November 2006 that the Pentagon set a uniform policy for all the services. But the curious thing about it was that it didn't mention the new antidepressants. Instead, it simply barred troops from taking older drugs, including "lithium, anticonvulsants and antipsychotics." The goal, a participant in crafting the policy said, was to give SSRIs a "green light" without saying so. Last July, a paper published by three military psychiatrists in Military Medicine, the independent journal of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, urged military doctors headed for Afghanistan and Iraq to "request a considerable quantity of the SSRI they are most comfortable prescribing" for the "treatment of new-onset depressive disorders" once in the war zones. The medications, the doctors concluded, help "to 'conserve the fighting strength,'" the motto of the Army Medical Corps...

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1812055-1,00.html


Posted by green for victory | Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:16 PM (7 replies)

A List of School Shootings in the US from 1700 to 2013- #'s tell the story

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_school_shootings_in_the_United_States

Prior to 1989, there were only a handful of incidents in which two or more non-perpetrators were killed by firearms at a school, including the 1966 University of Texas massacre, the 1974 Olean High School shooting, the 1976 California State University, Fullerton massacre, and the 1979 Cleveland Elementary School shooting (the 1927 Bath School disaster was a bombing, not a shooting, with a firearm used only to detonate explosives). School shootings prior to the late 1990s, when they received intensive press and official coverage, were considered local incidents and may be substantially underreported in current tabulations, raising questions as to whether school shootings are actually increasing or are simply receiving more attention in recent years. The most recent shooting was the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012. From 1989 to 2012, there have been at least 40 such incidents.

The earliest known United States shooting to happen on school property was the Pontiac's Rebellion school massacre on July 26, 1764, where four Lenape American Indians entered the schoolhouse near present-day Greencastle, Pennsylvania, shot and killed schoolmaster Enoch Brown, and killed nine or ten children (reports vary). Only three children survived...>>>MORE

also:http://ssristories.com/index.php

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Eli Lilly introduced the very first SSRI drug PROZAC in 1987.


Note the lack of presently mandated black box suicide warnings

Watch that and tell me why Cannabis dispensaries are being busted please? Especially when the Feds own a patent on the main ingredient in Marijuana.

Posted by green for victory | Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:17 PM (9 replies)

best resource on the net http://ssristories.com/index.php

sortable and sourced with original articles
http://ssristories.com/index.php

also:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_school_shootings_in_the_United_States

Edit-from the above Wiki:

Prior to 1989, there were only a handful of incidents in which two or more non-perpetrators were killed by firearms at a school, including the 1966 University of Texas massacre, the 1974 Olean High School shooting, the 1976 California State University, Fullerton massacre, and the 1979 Cleveland Elementary School shooting (the 1927 Bath School disaster was a bombing, not a shooting, with a firearm used only to detonate explosives). School shootings prior to the late 1990s, when they received intensive press and official coverage, were considered local incidents and may be substantially underreported in current tabulations, raising questions as to whether school shootings are actually increasing or are simply receiving more attention in recent years. The most recent shooting was the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012. From 1989 to 2012, there have been at least 40 such incidents.


PROZAC (the VERY FIRST SSRI drug) was introduced in 1987. Interesting, isn't it.



That's Robert F. Kennedy's 9th child Douglas Harriman Kennedy
Posted by green for victory | Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:20 PM (0 replies)

Mimi Kirk disagrees:check out this 71 yr old veggie

71



Most people don't even know at the end of the day if they've eaten all the required vitamins and minerals. Years of the tiniest deficiency can turn into major problems.

When was the last time you ever saw a 71 yr old look like Mimi Kirk?

Proves it's possible. The American diet is basically junk and nutrition-less.
Posted by green for victory | Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:12 AM (1 replies)

and a drone killer speaks

hey that's what he is...

'Did We Just Kill A Kid?' — Six Words That Ended A US Drone Pilot's Career
"Yeah, I guess that was a kid," the pilot replied.

"Was that a kid?" they wrote into a chat window on the monitor.

Then, someone they didn't know answered, someone sitting in a military command center somewhere in the world who had observed their attack. "No. That was a dog," the person wrote.

Bryant describes the incredible toll taken on U.S. troops required to obey orders producing such dire results.

From his mother's couch in Missoula, Montana Bryant talks of his 6,000 Air Force flight hours and says he used to dream in infrared. "I saw men, women and children die during that time," he says. "I never thought I would kill that many people. In fact, I thought I couldn't kill anyone at all."

http://www.businessinsider.com/did-we-just-kill-a-kid-nicola-abe-der-spiegel-brandon-bryant-2012-12

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/pain-continues-after-war-for-american-drone-pilot-a-872726.html



Some Afghan kids aren’t bystanders
http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/12/marine-taliban-kids-120312w/

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — When Marines in Helmand province sized up shadowy figures that appeared to be emplacing an improvised explosive device, it looked like a straightforward mission. They got clearance for an airstrike, a Marine official said, and took out the targets.

It wasn’t that simple, however. Three individuals hit were 12, 10 and 8 years old, leading the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul to say it may have “accidentally killed three innocent Afghan civilians.”
Related Reading

But a Marine official here raised questions about whether the children were “innocent.” Before calling for the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System mission in mid-October, Marines observed the children digging a hole in a dirt road in Nawa district, the official said, and the Taliban may have recruited the children to carry out the mission...

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We can all hope the air conditioning doesn't go out on those poor drone bombers in the desert...they might get uppity.


Posted by green for victory | Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:20 PM (0 replies)
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