Has someone gone missing in Aurora Colorado? Were they in the vicinity of the theatre when it happened? Did they see something they weren’t supposed to? With our worthless media and police unwilling to ask such questions, we have to think for ourselves.
“Many American troops are patriots who understand their oaths to uphold the Constitution, so they can’t be counted upon to confiscate guns. But foreign troops are another story.
“Article 15 of the UN Arms Trade Treaty, if ratified, provides for foreign “assistance to implement the Treaty,” and mandates that nations who can provide requested support must do so if requested by member nations. That includes legal, financial, technical as well as “material” assistance to enforce a treaty that declares “recreational, cultural, historical and sporting activities” to be the “exclusively” recognized reasons for lawful private ownership, and which further recognizes the “inherent rights” of the State (i.e. nations under the treaty) to self-defense, but makes no mention of the rights of the individual.
“Read the language of Article 15 for yourself: …”
“The proposed revisions to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association will continue the trend set by prior revisions: namely, expanding the number of people who, according to DSM diagnostic criteria, will be labeled as having a “mental disorder” for which a prescription for psychotropic drugs will be issued. Indeed the chairman of the DSM-IV Task Force recently wrote: “The relentless march to medicalize normality out of existence is opening a new and especially ridiculous front.”
“The latest area of controversy focuses on the proposed revision of the definition “behavioral addiction disorder” extending the addiction diagnosis to include drug, alcohol and gambling. It is estimated that the change would expand the number of people labeled as “addicts” by 20 to 30 million who would be entitled to treatment and disability payments costing taxpayers many hundreds of millions of dollars. APA’s chief executive, Dr. James Scully, Jr., defends the expansionist revision by reiterating the hackneyed claim that “The biggest problem in all of psychiatry is untreated illness, and that has huge social costs.” New Guidelines May Sharply Increase Addiction Diagnoses
“Insightful critics have observed that the designation “mental disorder” for inclusion in each of the revised editions of the DSM can be traced to the availability of a drug that will be marketed as a remedy for the newly invented “mental disorder.” Indeed, the DSM is a driving force for rendering every human emotion and behavior that can be affected in one way or another by a psychotropic drug, to be classified as a symptom of a mental disorder. More than anything else, the DSM catapulted clinically ineffective drugs–such as, SSRI antidepressants and (atypical) neuroleptics into industry’s most profitable blockbuster drugs—even as they have caused severe harm.
“The DSM has been described as “a hideous distortion of medical science”–its objective is expansive and self-serving. The New York Times report by Ian Urbina (May 12, 2012) perfectly captures the seeming lack of insight (dishonesty ?) displayed by psychiatrists when questioned about their financial conflicts of interest. Urbina reports:
Dr. Charles O’Brien [University of Pennsylvania] who led the addiction working group, has been a consultant for several pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi-Aventis, all of which make drugs marketed to combat addiction. He has also worked extensively as a paid consultant for Alkermes, a pharmaceutical company, studying a drug, Vivitrol, that combats alcohol and heroin addiction by preventing craving. He was the driving force behind adding “craving” to the new manual’s list of recognized symptoms of addiction.”
“I’m quite proud to have played a role, because I know that craving plays such an important role in addiction,” Dr. O’Brien said, adding that he had never made any money from the sale of drugs that treat craving. New Guidelines May Sharply Increase Addiction Diagnoses
“Surely such an indication of dissociation must qualify for a DSM diagnosis and a psychotropic drug. …”
Students of the history of psychiatry know such sociopathic dishonesty is nothing new. What’s new is that people whose families and lives haven’t been decimated by this self-described “profession” are starting to pay attention to reports by survivors.
For some insight into the sickness embedded in psychiatry be sure to check out the section on psychological consequences in my MGM paper (linked at the top) especially the footnote related to psychiatry’s normalization of overt sado-pedophilia, footnote 102.
“Business interests and commercial priorities undermine the precautionary principle of Medicine, the therapeutic mission of Medicine, and the scientific integrity of Medicine. America’s healthcare system is riddled with financial conflicts of interest–including government oversight agencies and Congress. As a result, America’s healthcare delivery system is the leading cause of death.
“A conservative estimate (JAMA, 2000): annually, there are 296,000 deaths caused by adverse drug reactions from prescription drugs (excluding errors). The latest published estimate, based on reports to FDA’s MedWatch database, FDA-approved prescription drugs are linked to 45 million to 50 million adverse effects–of which 2.5 million to 4 million are serious, disabling or fatal. [ QuarterWatch , May 2012 ]”
There follows an exceedingly long list of links to books about the problems with american “health care,” which was indeed hijacked by wealthy “philanthropic” corporate foundations a century ago, starting with the medical schools. The robber barons are in charge of medicine too.
“Prescription drug therapy stands as one of the most significant perils to health resulting from human activity. What’s the FDA doing to stem the tide of this preventable epidemic?
“Prescription drugs are the 4th leading cause of death in the US. In any given month, 48% of US consumers ingested a prescription drug, and 11% ingested five or more prescription drugs. Americans suffer from an estimated 45-50 million adverse effects, from prescription drugs–of which 2.5 million to 4 million are serious, disabling or fatal.
[ QuarterWatch , May 2012 ]
So what is the FDA–the agency that licenses these drugs–doing to stem the rising tide of this preventable deadly epidemic? NOTHING.
“The FDA does not even monitor its own adverse event report database, MedWatch. Neither government agencies charged with setting healthcare policies, nor major stakeholders in medicine, are monitoring drug safety to identify which prescribed drugs are causing most serious harm. No one in authority is doing anything to prevent the escalating number of preventable human casualties.
“Those who have argued for or against healthcare reform have ignored entirely the millions of Americans who are being harmed each year by toxic prescribed drugs. Adding insult to injury, most new drugs are not developed for life-threatening conditions. Professor Donal Light has demonstrated that only one in seven patented drugs offers a clinical benefit over existing, safer, and cheaper alternatives–and only 1% can be said to be “life-saving.” [http://www.pharmamyths.net/]
“To make a bad situation worse, Congress—whose members have been unable to agree on anything–reached quick bipartisan agreement with little bickering, without any effort to repeal the Obama administration’s health reform law. They approved a massive $6.4 billion FDA-industry user fee agreement, well ahead of schedule, for brand-name drugs and medical devices, and introducing fees for the review of generic drugs. In the Senate (S3187) the vote was 96 to1, and in the House of Representatives a similar bill (HR5651) passed by a vote of 387 to 5. …”
“The debate surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act illustrates the impoverishment of our political life. Here is a law that had its origin in the right-wing Heritage Foundation, was first put into practice in 2006 in Massachusetts by then-Gov. Mitt Romney and was solidified into federal law after corporate lobbyists wrote legislation with more than 2,000 pages. It is a law that forces American citizens to buy a deeply defective product from private insurance companies. It is a law that is the equivalent of the bank bailout bill—some $447 billion in subsidies for insurance interests alone—for the pharmaceutical and insurance industries. It is a law that is unconstitutional. And it is a law by which President Barack Obama, and his corporate backers, extinguished the possibilities of both the public option and Medicare for all Americans. There is no substantial difference between Obamacare and Romneycare. There is no substantial difference between Obama and Romney. They are abject servants of the corporate state. And if you vote for one you vote for the other. …”