2015: Non-Conformity and Questioning Authority Are Now Considered Mental Illnesses

Do you believe that nonconformity and freethinking are mental illnesses? Well, according to the most recent edition of the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), they are. The popular psychological manual is considered the “Bible” of the psychiatric and psychological profession. The new fifth edition of the DSM identifies a mental illness that it terms “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. On the surface, this might sound legitimate, but when we look at how the DSM defines it, a number of serious problems arise for free thinkers. The DSM defines ODD as an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior.” It’s symptoms include“questioning authority, as well as the vague description of “negativity, and equally vague “defiance,” and “argumentativeness,” or even “being easily annoyed.” Let’s take a look at that for a moment – the DSM has defined “oppositional defiant disorder” as being “defiant.” But there’s not need to listen to me, […] Read More

2015: The disturbing link between mass shootings and anti-depressants

Article first appeared in TruthinMedia: Suboxone has a history of causing violent episodes in some users. But there is much more. Back in 1989, 47-year-old Joseph T. Wesbecker, just a month after he began taking Prozac, shot 20 workers in Louisville, Ky., killing nine. Prozac maker Eli Lilly later settled a lawsuit brought by survivors. 1999: 15-year old Oregon school shooter Kip Kinkel, who opened fire in his school cafeteria, had been on Prozac. 1999: Eric Harris, the Columbine killer, was taking Luvox. 1999: Conyers, Georgia school shooter T.J. Solomon was on Ritalin. 2005: Red Lake Indian Reservation shooter Jeff Weise was taking Prozac. 2007: Virginia Tech shooter Cho Seung-Hui, who shot and killed 32 people, was on anti-depressants and taking Prozac. 2012: Colorado theater shooter James Holmes… was reportedly heavily hooked on the prescription painkiller Vicodin. And he took a cocktail of anti-depressants before his shooting spree. 2012: […] Read More

2015: Why Is Bird Flu Hitting Millions of CAFO Birds but Sparing Backyard Flocks?

Editor’s Note: Bird flu is hitting an unprecedented number of CAFO lot chickens right now, but the situation is being reported in the mainstream media as a mystery. Why are backyard flocks escaping the virulent bird flu that’s wiping out millions of caged birds in biosecure metal buildings? Is it because birds raised in fresh air and sunshine are more capable of fighting off viruses? If that was true then why are the wild waterfowl: ducks and geese,  etc., catching the deadly flu? Or maybe they’re not. Something is just not adding up here… Could it be, as one commenter suggested below, intentional to make the price of meat and eggs skyrocket? The Midwest’s ongoing avian flu crisis is wreaking havoc on the region’s large-scale egg and turkey farms. Last week alone, the US Department of Agriculture confirmed that the virus had turned up in more than 20 additional facilities […] Read More

2015: Why Reading and Writing on Paper Beat Digital Screens For Boosting Your Brain

Research shows that writing leads to an increase in conceptual understanding, application and retention. My son is 18 months old, and I’ve been reading books with him since he was born. I say “reading”, but I really mean “looking at” – not to mention grasping, dropping, throwing, cuddling, chewing, and everything else a tiny human being likes to do. Over the last six months, though, he has begun not simply to look but also to recognise a few letters and numbers. He calls a capital Y a “yak” after a picture on the door of his room; a capital H is “hedgehog”; a capital K, “kangaroo”; and so on. Reading, unlike speaking, is a young activity in evolutionary terms. Humans have been speaking in some form for hundreds of thousands of years; we are born with the ability to acquire speech etched into our neurones. The earliest writing, however, […] Read More

2014: CNN Promotes Microchip Brain Implants For Memory Loss

John Vibes February 16, 2014 (ANTIMEDIA) For years, the alternative media has been exploring the possibility of advanced surgical technology, like implantable microchips and their possible advantages and disadvantages. These legitimate possibilities have been overlooked and ignored by many, but now this type of technology is actually being promoted by the mainstream media. CNN reported that a team of US researchers is suggesting that implantable brain chips could help people restore their memory. The team expects to implant a “small number” of human volunteers with brain chips in the very near future. If the trials go well, the team hopes to start implanting microchips into the brains of their patients within a ten year time period. This research is nothing new though, it has been going on for nearly two decades. In fact, there are currently over 80,000 people who currently have microchips in their brains to treat epilepsy […] Read More

2015: Governor Kasich: if you oppose ObamaCare you are a bad Christian

Ohio Governor John Kasich is traveling around the country stumping for a balanced budget amendment.  On one of his stops, he was asked how he could square his support for fiscal responsibility with his support for bringing Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion into Ohio. Kasich’s first explanation was that Ohio gets “free money” from DC to pay for the expansion. Of course, the money is not really free, since it comes from the taxpayers. Governor Kasich never mentions that the federal government only picks up 100% of the costs of the Medicaid expansion until 2020– and that the liberal Urban Institute projects that the Obama-Kasich Medicare plan will cost Ohio taxpayers 600 million per year starting in 2022…and that figure assumes that the Federal Government does not further decrease its contribution to the Medicaid program. So the free money argument is flawed but that is OK because Kasich has another excuse….God […] Read More

2014: Are Vapers Just the Latest Drug Users to Be Demonized?

Vapers and e-cig users need to join forces with the drug reform movement to fend off prohibitionist impulses. New Year’s Eve is around the corner and no doubt millions of smokers will make resolutions to quit. Many smokers would love to give up the habit. But smoking is an incredibly hard addiction to quit. Many heroin users say it is harder to quit smoking than quitting heroin. Thankfully, there is an exciting new tool that is helping millions give up on smoking: e-cigs and vaping. Stand on the streets of most major U.S. cities for five minutes and you will see people walking by with an e-cig instead of a cigarette hanging from their mouth. It is encouraging how fast e-cigs and vaping have taken off. Smokers aren’t stupid. When offered a safer alternative, millions have chosen it. The fact that e-cigs can be purchased at most delis and […] Read More

2014: Obamacare Penalties and Premiums Are Rising: What You Need to Know

Lily Dane Activist Post Oh, yay! The Obamacare website homepage has an exciting announcement for us! Here’s what it says: See plans & prices for 2015! Starting November 15, you can enroll in an affordable health plan that works for you How about…NO. I’d rather not, thanks. Like Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper, I am NOT going to comply with Obamacare. I’ve said that from the day I first heard about this extortion plan. The mainstream media is alerting us that UH OH!, the second enrollment season is HERE and if you don’t comply like a good citizen, you’ll be facing even BIGGER penalties this time around! From CBS: Americans will see their bank accounts shrink if they don’t sign up for Obamacare in its second enrollment season. Uninsured Americans who decide not to enroll will face a penalty of $325 per person, more than tripling the $95 penalty […] Read More

2014: How Modern Life Is Making Us Addicted and Insane

Constant distraction creates an insecure attachment with kids, which can lead to addiction and mental health issues. Over the past decade or two, seasoned therapists who treat young people have been seeing some increasingly worrisome trends. Although solid statistics are hard to come by, one indication of a surge in troubled young adults comes from the reports of college mental health services. A 2010 survey by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at the University of California, Los Angeles of almost 202,000 incoming college freshmen at 279 colleges and universities showed a shocking decline in self-reported mental and emotional well-being—at its lowest level since 1985 when HERI began conducting the surveys. In this recent survey, the percentage of students who rated their emotional health “above average” fell from 64 percent in 1985 to 52 percent. According to the June 2013 APA Monitor, 95 percent of surveyed college counseling-center directors said […] Read More