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ADAPT goes to FDA to end electroshock torture


"The Massachusetts-based Judge Rotenberg Center, named for a judge who greenlit the practice in one of the first battles with disability rights groups and concerned government officials, has claimed that the practice is relatively painless and is only used as a last resort when there is imminent danger.

According to advocates, the school is deceiving everyone. Former students and teachers who left because they disagreed with the practice have said in sworn testimony that the school uses the shocks for any random reason. ADAPT and many other organizations, including the United Nations, have called the practice torture."

Personally, I think it's past time the FDA got on this. They've been stalling to appease "desperate" parents for too long. Shut it down and direct state child protective agencies to sic social workers on any parents who squawk about it. Anyone who is cool with electroshocking another person's kid for twitching wrong is cool with doing anything to their kid.

Disability group takes on Trump


"#Disability rights groups have been staging actions ever since #Donald Trump got elected. One group leading the charge is Americans Disabled Attendant Programs Today -- otherwise known as ADAPT. The group, known for bold public actions, is trying to get an audience with the #White House to issue a list of demands to improve the lives of disabled people across America."

Pro-pot users sometimes hurt their case


"You know why the anti-Prohibition movement was so successful in the 30's? The people who wanted it ended were honest.

They just wanted to get drunk and admitted it. They pointed out that enforcement of the law was causing a lot more harm than good. They didn't say that alcohol would cure every disease. They didn't say that alcohol had no downsides. They didn't insult potential allies. Alcohol would probably be illegal today if every other pro-alcohol person was trying to pass off beer as a full serving of vegetables.

If you want to use pot in the privacy of your own home and you don't think it's the government's business, just say that. People would have a lot more respect for you than if you go around claiming you're trying to cure every disease known to man."
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