Monthly Archives: August 2012

Chief Coroner directs Inquest into three fatal shootings by Toronto Police


Sylvia Klibingaitis, and Michael Eligon shot dead by Toronto Police.       Dr. Bert Lauwers, Ontario deputy chief coroner for inquests made the very welcome announcement tuesday of  a single Coroners Inquest into the fatal shootings by Toronto Police Service of three people:  Reyal Jardine-Douglas, … Continue reading

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what next for the truth? Suzanne Beachy


This is a wonderful talk by Suzanne Beachy at TEDx Columbus 2012. It’s so good I wanted to grab every idea, so transcribed it. The words are by Suzanne Beachy, as are the slides and the photo of her son Jake, who … Continue reading

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mental illness… or madison?


The Madison is a form of track cycling race . The form just witnessed at the London 2012 Olympics as part of the Omnium (like pentathlon on bikes with no brakes at 50kph plus) is relatively safe, even docile if … Continue reading

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song 2 – blur


Song 2 – Blur Songwriters: ROSS, ATTICUS / REZNOR, TRENT Whoohoo! Whoohoo! Whoohoo! Whoohoo! I got my head checked By a jumbo jet It wasn’t easy but nothing is No Whoohoo! When I feel heavy metal Whoohoo! And I’m pins … Continue reading

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Thanks Brain!


My fiend Skillzy over at MentalSkillness.com – or is it Skillzy’s brain?- contemplating on and giving thanks for having a remarkable brain that mostly does a great job, sometimes does an amazing job and which now and then has a … Continue reading

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Antipsychotic Prescriptions in Children Have Skyrocketed


Eight fold increase in antipsychotic prescriptions  to children since 1993 Article  in Time Aug 9 on the alarming rise of antipsychotics prescribed for children. Witht the adult market for antipsychotics approaching saturation, drug companies have turned to creating a new market … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Drugs: Chemical Warfare on Humans – interview with Robert Whitaker


This morning I chanced across this: interview with Robert Whitaker from 2005 by Terry Messman of StreetSpirit.org. It predates Whitaker’s book: Anatomy of an Epidemic and covers wider  scope so it’s interesting to see a glimpse of how he was thinking at … Continue reading

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changes – david bowie


Changes David Bowie I still don’t know what I was waiting for And my time was running wild A million dead-end streets Every time I thought I’d got it made It seemed the taste was not so sweet So I … Continue reading

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these boots are made for walking – nick cave


are you ready boots? start walking…

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