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Old 06-02-2012, 10:06 AM   #3451
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Ugh... the horrible things that meth makes people do. I so wish I was working at that Taco Bell when someone like that attacked.
I wish it were as "easy" as meth is the answer...but IMO it's the rising psycosis/sociopathy in people.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:28 AM   #3452
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I wish it were as "easy" as meth is the answer...but IMO it's the rising psycosis/sociopathy in people.
You have to remember that most countries including the States locked up mentally ill people indefinitely well into the 20th century. That is no longer the case, but with the drift in parenting trends there is also a lot less focus on mental problems early on. Mostly we tend to attribute behavioural problems to either poor upbringing or in the opposite cases parents shield their children from treatment because they don't want to accept that their kids need help.

So you end up with a large fraction of kids who fail to finish high school because of mental issues, after they come of age many run away or leave home entering a world they are not prepared for. These are kids with no marketable skills and often unstable behaviour that has never had the treatment or even diagnosis they need.

All research shows that a huge number of both homeless people and drug addicts suffer some form of mental impairment. Not that many years ago these people would have been locked away in asylums or would have lived with their parents who would have kept them indoors to hide the shame of having a mentally impaired child.

Sadly, we do not have the institutions to deal with the borderline mentally ill unless they enter treatment early and continue treatment throughout adolescence and adulthood. Many of these people are being marginalized by society and end up in petty crime, addiction or at least possessing weapons for self protection - a dangerous cocktail when mixed with mental instability.
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You have to remember that most countries including the States locked up mentally ill people indefinitely well into the 20th century. That is no longer the case, but with the drift in parenting trends there is also a lot less focus on mental problems early on. Mostly we tend to attribute behavioural problems to either poor upbringing or in the opposite cases parents shield their children from treatment because they don't want to accept that their kids need help.

So you end up with a large fraction of kids who fail to finish high school because of mental issues, after they come of age many run away or leave home entering a world they are not prepared for. These are kids with no marketable skills and often unstable behaviour that has never had the treatment or even diagnosis they need.

All research shows that a huge number of both homeless people and drug addicts suffer some form of mental impairment. Not that many years ago these people would have been locked away in asylums or would have lived with their parents who would have kept them indoors to hide the shame of having a mentally impaired child.

Sadly, we do not have the institutions to deal with the borderline mentally ill unless they enter treatment early and continue treatment throughout adolescence and adulthood. Many of these people are being marginalized by society and end up in petty crime, addiction or at least possessing weapons for self protection - a dangerous cocktail when mixed with mental instability.

One of my major issues is how an Rx is the answer, but not actual 'treatment' of working through the problems. I agree with a your statement though.

I hope it's as nice out where I am, as you are.
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One of my major issues is how an Rx is the answer, but not actual 'treatment' of working through the problems. I agree with a your statement though.

I hope it's as nice out where I am, as you are.
For many cases, you could take drugs out of the treatment regiment and achieve similar results, it is more about observation and putting people in an environment that won't break them than actually treating symptoms.
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Beyond Citizens United: Politics Is an Industry, Not Just A CampaignPosted by Danny Schechter on June 5, 2012
In theory, American elections traditionally get going after Labor Day, but, as we can see by the daily overkill media “coverage,” polls and constant reporting about who has raised what—to the degree that anyone really knows in the age of SuperPacs—that the political horses for the 2012 are off and running.

Lots of the “analysis” seems absurd on its face even as everyone who follows politics knows it’s much too early to spot key trends. The race will tighten with what happens in October crucial. Example: the recent survey that found—voila—“cell phone users prefer Obama; landline users like Romney.” All of this reflects the obsession the press and its senior wise men have on reporting domestic politics over all other issues. They are like sports fanatics in this respect.

The candidates have been in motion for years. It‘s known as the “permanent campaign,” an idea attributed to one of Jimmy Carters’s advisers, Pat Cadell, who said in 1979 that just because you have been elected doesn’t mean you stop campaigning.

He wrote in his Initial Working Paper on Political Strategy, “it is my thesis governing with public approval requires a continuing political campaign.”

Journalist Sidney Blumental, before he joined the Clinton White House, wrote The Permanent Campaign in 1980, revealing that political parties were dead and had been replaced by political consultants and other campaign professionals. (Disclosure: I helped get the book published by Beacon Press.)
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By now we've all seen the awful, awful story about the Florida man who was shot to death by police for refusing to stop chewing on another man's face.
We joked around about it being the canary in the mine shaft of an impending zombie apocalypse. But as Tumblr blogger "I Hope Rick Santorum" helpfully points out in an appropriately viral post, this latest incident is not so much a warning shot as it is another in a disconcertingly intensifying stream of zombie-invoking headlines — all from the past two weeks, and all from the Sunshine State.
It all started on 5/16 with an ominous story about a "mysterious rash" at McArthur High School in Hollywood that launched a HazMat investigation. Twleve students and two teachers were treated and released. The source of the rash remains unknown.
Flashfoward two days: HazMat crews were called in to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to determine the source of an "unknown chemical" that sent five people to the hospital. Theories abound, but an exact cause was not confirmed.
On 5/20, the first real sign of trouble: 41-year-old Dr. Zachary Bird, was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol near Orlando and charged with felony battery charges for spitting blood in a patrolman's face. He was also "extremely agitated and enraged," and repeatedly banged his head on the patrol car's plexiglass partition "until he bled."
A few days later, another mystery rash was reported at yet another Broward County school. A HazMat team was once again called in to investigate, and once again left without any concrete answers.
The following day, a "disoriented" Canadian man was arrested aboard an American Airlines plane after he inexpicably attempted to rush the cockpit. The plane had just landed in Miami.
On Saturday, an unidentified homeless man had some 80% of his face bitten off by 31-year-old Rudy Eugene.
And here's the bad news: Whatever's happening in Florida appears to be spreading. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign tweeted the following the following warning to its students last night: "Hazardous materials released at Institute for Genomic Biology. Escape area if safe to do so. Otherwise seek shelter."
And in Hackensack, New Jersey, today, a man was rushed to the hospital after he reportedly cut out his own intestines and threw them at police officers.
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Click link for a very awesome picture of earth.

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Looking Back at an Eclipsed Earth
Image Credit: PHL @ UPR Arecibo, NASA, EUMETSAT, NERC Satellite Receiving Station, U. Dundee
Explanation: What's that dark spot on planet Earth? It's the shadow of the Moon. The above image of Earth was taken last week by MTSAT during an annular eclipse of the Sun. The dark spot appears quite unusual as clouds are white and the oceans are blue in this color corrected image. Earthlings residing within the dark spot would see part of the Sun blocked by the Moon and so receive less sunlight than normal. The spot moved across the Earth at nearly 2,000 kilometers per hour, giving many viewers less than two hours to see a partially eclipsed Sun. MTSAT circles the Earth in a geostationary orbit and so took the above image from about three Earth-diameters away. Sky enthusiasts might want to keep their eyes pointed upward this coming week as a partial eclipse of the Moon will occur on June 4 and a transit of Venus across the face of the Sun will occur on June 5.
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End of the democratic party?

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“So long as Government exists at all, a governing class is inevitable. English history is full of the chameleon qualities of the rich. How quickly the feudal Baron is metamorphosed into the landed aristocrat, and the landed aristocrat into the mine owner and the railway director. We find often the same family names cast for these varied parts across the centuries. And these people will control the new bureaucracy. They know which way the wind is blowing, and they are preparing for the change of direction.” -- Oliver Brett

The Foundations and American Power - Joan Roelofs

Ford Country: Building an Elite for Indonesia - David Ransom

The Ideology of Philanthropy - Michael Barker

The Sociobiology of the New World Order - Star Larvae

The Real War: 1939-1945 - Paul Fussell (RIP)

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Chapter 21: Carter-Reagan-Bush: The Bipartisan Consensus
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Family Net Worth Drops to Level of Early ’90s, Fed Says

.....Families with incomes in the middle 60 percent of the population lost a larger share of their wealth over the three-year period than the wealthiest and poorest families.

One basic reason for this disproportion is that the wealth of the middle class is mostly in housing, and the median amount of home equity dropped to $75,000 in 2010 from $110,000 in 2007. And while other forms of wealth have recovered much of the value lost in the crisis, housing prices have hardly budged.

Those middle-income families also lost a larger share of their income. The earnings of the median family in the bottom 20 percent of the income distribution actually increased from 2007 to 2010, in part because of the expansion of government aid programs during the recession. Wealthier families, which derive more income from investments, were also cushioned against the recession.

The data does provide the latest indication, however, that the recession reduced income inequality in the United States, at least temporarily. The average income of the wealthiest families fell much more sharply than the median, indicating that some of those at the very top of the ladder slipped down at least a few rungs......
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Toxin from GM crops found in human blood: Study


Scientists from the University of Sherbrooke, Canada, have detected the insecticidal protein, Cry1Ab, circulating in the blood of pregnant as well as non-pregnant women.

They have also detected the toxin in fetal blood, implying it could pass on to the next generation. The research paper has been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication in the journal Reproductive Toxicology. The study covered 30 pregnant women and 39 women who had come for tubectomy at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) in Quebec.

None of them had worked or lived with a spouse working in contact with pesticides.

They were all consuming typical Canadian diet that included GM foods such as soybeans, corn and potatoes. Blood samples were taken before delivery for pregnant women and at tubal ligation for non-pregnant women. Umbilical cord blood sampling was done after birth.

Cry1Ab toxin was detected in 93 per cent and 80 per cent of maternal and fetal blood samples, respectively and in 69 per cent of tested blood samples from non-pregnant women. Earlier studies had found trace amounts of the Cry1Ab toxin in gastrointestinal contents of livestock fed on GM corn. This gave rise to fears that the toxins may not be effectively eliminated in humans and there may be a high risk of exposure through consumption of contaminated meat.

"Generated data will help regulatory agencies responsible for the protection of human health to make better decisions", noted researchers Aziz Aris and Samuel Leblanc.

Given the potential toxicity of these environmental pollutants and the fragility of the foetus, more studies are needed, particularly those using the placental transfer approach, they added Experts have warned of serious implications for India. Cottonseed oil is made from seeds of genetically modified cotton and thus Bt toxin may have already entered the food chain in India.
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House passes homeland security spending bill
By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press Writer – 4 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House passed a $46 billion measure Thursday funding the Homeland Security Department, including more than $5 billion in disaster relief spending that complies with a budget agreement last summer opposed by tea party conservatives.

The 234-182 vote was unusually partisan. Homeland security programs traditionally have enjoyed widespread support, but the Obama administration issued a veto threat against the bill in a protest over unrelated budget cuts proposed by Republicans in excess of last summer's budget and debt deal.

Republican conservatives lost a battle this spring with top members of the Appropriations panel over $5 billion in Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster money for hurricane, flood and tornado victims added to the budget as called for in the budget deal.

The measure is the fourth of the 12 annual agency spending bills to pass the House this year. The Senate has yet to begin debate on the measures but may turn to the homeland security bill later this summer.

Republicans engineered increases in border and immigration enforcement efforts but hit the often-unpopular Transportation Security Administration with a slight decrease. Overall, though, the bill generally tracks President Barack Obama's request.

The measure also increases spending for grants popular with state and local governments for first responders like fire and police departments.

The bill also denies Obama's request to increase TSA security fees added to the cost of airline tickets. Last month, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved increasing the fee on a nonstop round-trip flight from $5 to $10. Fees on a one-way, nonstop ticket would increase from $2.50 to $5. Passengers who change planes to reach their destinations would continue to pay $5 each way.

The Senate move was tried last year but failed and is sure to fail again in an election year.
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I wish it were as "easy" as meth is the answer...but IMO it's the rising psycosis/sociopathy in people.
And yet, hostile crime rates are dropping all over the country.

Even the world is becoming more peaceful.
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And yet, hostile crime rates are dropping all over the country.

Even the world is becoming more peaceful.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47777413.../#.T9dhqhwu1DQ
That's because we're more Bonobo

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(10) Mapping the tunnel system circling Zion is vital to our survival, but mapping the DNA of our closest relatives is equally important. The Bonobo genome, the last of the great apes to be analyzed, reveals a startling conclusion: in some small respect, they are genetically closer to us humans than to chimps.
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Most of these are done hydroponically & organically. We're using GenHydro's water farms & chameleon's grow system's Plasma Light:

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