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The Drugging Of The American Boy
Esquire ^ | March 27, 2014 | Ryan D'Agostino

Posted on 04/22/2014 9:24:11 PM PDT by rickmichaels

By the time they reach high school, nearly 20 percent of all American boys will be diagnosed with ADHD. Millions of those boys will be prescribed a powerful stimulant to "normalize" them. A great many of those boys will suffer serious side effects from those drugs. The shocking truth is that many of those diagnoses are wrong, and that most of those boys are being drugged for no good reason—simply for being boys. It's time we recognize this as a crisis.

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TOPICS: Education; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: adhd; druggingchildren; psychotropics; rxdrugs
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1 posted on 04/22/2014 9:24:11 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

The drugging of America is in full swing.


2 posted on 04/22/2014 9:28:03 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: All

“and that most of those boys are being drugged for no good reason”

seriously mistaken. the reason, is the same reason there are no white Christian male judges on tv, no white boys in school age tv commercials, and culture wide discrimination against white boys....to crush the influence of the white Christian male in our culture.


3 posted on 04/22/2014 9:28:30 PM PDT by willywill
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To: willywill

If you have time, read this:

http://www.metro.us/newyork/lifestyle/parenting/2014/04/17/parent-without-gender-stereotypes-pink-blue-world/

“How to parent without gender stereotypes in a pink and blue world”


4 posted on 04/22/2014 9:30:13 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Legal drugs are good. Ask the lawyers...


5 posted on 04/22/2014 9:33:49 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: rickmichaels

The drugs teach them to be good little sheep and not question the ruling class.


6 posted on 04/22/2014 9:34:07 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: rickmichaels

Adderall is a life wrecker

I have seen it time and time again

Do not consent to give it to anyone, child or adult


7 posted on 04/22/2014 9:39:45 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: rickmichaels

Psychotropic drug prescriptions for children increased 800% between 1990 and 2000. I don’t know where it has gone since then but I suspect not downward.


8 posted on 04/22/2014 9:40:32 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: All

oh and by the way. the reason the state came down so hard on the parents of the conneticut girl taken from them at a Massachusetts hospital, is so if a parent objects to the drugging of their son, they know he could be taken from them if they refuse.


9 posted on 04/22/2014 9:45:15 PM PDT by willywill
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To: TigersEye

And then soon they will be introduced to cheap, legal pot ...


10 posted on 04/22/2014 9:45:19 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

A thousand times less harmful than those Rx drugs.


11 posted on 04/22/2014 9:46:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: doc1019

Part of the plan, since John Dewey and the Progressives to destroy and corrupt the minds of healthy kids:

Scientific societies are as yet in their infancy. . . . It is to be expected that advances in physiology and psychology will give governments much more control over individual mentality than they now have even in totalitarian countries. Fitche laid it down that education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished. . . . Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. . . .”——Bertrand Russell,1953


12 posted on 04/22/2014 9:46:52 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: rickmichaels

Tried to read this but, lost interest after word 3,001....


13 posted on 04/22/2014 9:49:52 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: logic101.net

“teach” isn’t the word!


14 posted on 04/22/2014 9:49:52 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: rickmichaels

My co-worker use to drug his son because his wife could not handle him. I told him to swallow one of those pills and see what happens. He didn’t. The doctors prescribing this shit should be sued and jailed.


15 posted on 04/22/2014 9:52:58 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Vendome

Let me explain it to you: THE WHOLE THING STINKS!


16 posted on 04/22/2014 9:57:26 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: rickmichaels

My son was diagnosed with ACHD, ADH all sorts of alphabet problems ... my wife and I decided to ignore all and treat him as normal. Guess what? He turned out normal. No learning disabilities, no A* whatever. Never on any drugs .

At 37 years old, he is normal and without any psychosis what-so-ever. Just wonder what he would be like if we had accepted what all the experts had wanted us to do and drugged him?


17 posted on 04/22/2014 10:04:28 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: rickmichaels

And THIS is almost 100% where the rash of psychotic mass shootings has come from.


18 posted on 04/22/2014 10:05:46 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: savagesusie

You gave a date, do you have a citation? I’m interested.


19 posted on 04/22/2014 10:06:43 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: logic101.net
Bingo. The manuscript of the leftist in pure play. We used to play during recess and run after each other as there was no tomorrow; exhilarating, fun and good for everyone. Now suddenly we are called abnormal and they are feeding us drugs. Control and money, the only two reasons the government does anything.
20 posted on 04/22/2014 10:10:36 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: doc1019

OMG, doc, how 1950’s of you! ;)

I heard on the radio last week they now have a new “abc” disorder...for day dreaming and mind wandering. I’m doomed, I’m afraid.


21 posted on 04/22/2014 10:12:16 PM PDT by berdie
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To: dr_lew

Yes, condition would have been a better choice of words.


22 posted on 04/22/2014 10:12:44 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: berdie

If we would let kids be kids the world would right itself.


23 posted on 04/22/2014 10:14:19 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

Amen.


24 posted on 04/22/2014 10:21:55 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: ConservativeStatement

Geezopeetzo - I do feel sorry for this woman’s child - they better stay in New York with others of their own kind (crazy, that is)


25 posted on 04/22/2014 10:27:09 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: doc1019

100% agree - I would not under any circumstances have a child in govt. schools today.


26 posted on 04/22/2014 10:31:08 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: dr_lew

The “Snow is Black” was mentioned by Bertrand Russell, who was quoting Fichte. The Wundtian connection (Father of Psychology) is part of this whole “Germanization” and drugging of Americans, and the kids-—which is to treat every character issue as a “disease” and drug everyone. (Getting rid of Christian Ethics). (Soma World). (Leipzig Connection is free online.)

Wundt taught G. Stanley Hall who was the mentor of John Dewey, who believed in conditioning (socializing) children into moral relativism.

Prior to John Dewey we had Classical Education (Objective Truth) in public schools although we had the start of the “Prussian” system, but which included the Bible and we believed the primary purpose of education (since Socrates) was to instill Virtue (Excellence).

Dewey destroyed that concept-—the purpose was “socialization”-—and forming “group think” into socialism/godlessness and destroying Christian Worldview. (God is Dead Postmodernists took over the schools with John Dewey) with the help of all the Foundations, which bought off the media, leading newspapers, and publishing companies, and universities, and teachers colleges, etc.

https://archive.org/details/scientificoutloo030217mbp

http://www.whale.to/b/russell_h.html


27 posted on 04/22/2014 10:44:41 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: willywill

Let’s not leave out the pushing of the homosexual agenda on children.


28 posted on 04/22/2014 10:48:04 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: doc1019

Love it.. you did just the right thing. There was a time when this was the normal course for families and now they push an alternative reality with drugs.


29 posted on 04/22/2014 10:52:59 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: doc1019
And then soon they will be introduced to cheap, legal pot ...

Only if the parents are too lazy to do their jobs.

30 posted on 04/22/2014 10:55:05 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Vendome

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31 posted on 04/22/2014 10:55:14 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: savagesusie

Thank you... shared this on my FB page.


32 posted on 04/22/2014 10:55:41 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: liberty or death

AGREE!!!!!


33 posted on 04/22/2014 10:56:35 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: dr_lew

Russell, Bertrand. “Impact of Science on Society,” pg. 52, 1953. ISBN 13: 978-0-415-10906-2


34 posted on 04/22/2014 11:00:23 PM PDT by leakinInTheBlueSea
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To: dr_lew

LOL....


35 posted on 04/22/2014 11:14:48 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: doc1019

As someone who straddles the boundaries of the Gen-X/Millenial divide (Born in ‘79) I could only look on in astonishment and horror at the generation that came after me and see these hordes of androgynous emo freaks and I asked myself what is the cause? Now I know.


36 posted on 04/22/2014 11:17:40 PM PDT by JPX2011
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To: savagesusie

I don’t even know what is going on here, but I find an overlapping quote, if you will, from BR’s SCIENCE AND SOCIETY:

“Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. Even if all are miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so.” – p62

... so where would you suppose the sentiments of BR himself lie on this issue?


37 posted on 04/22/2014 11:28:11 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: willywill
‘.to crush the influence of the white Christian male in our culture.’

Very good, the duck comes down and gives you $50. You have articulated the goal of the political and cultural class, crush European Judeo-Christian culture and effectively terrorize and marginalize white middle class Americans by changing the racial composition through endless waves of illegals committing acts of love, just so long as they have dark skins and come from a culture resistant to the values and mores of Whitey.

38 posted on 04/22/2014 11:34:02 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: savagesusie; All
‘Dewey destroyed that concept-’
Dewey hated normal, straight American culture and conducted a life long vendetta against it disguised as ‘educational reform’. How many Dewy like trolls are at work in government and at universities undermining what is left of Judeo-Christian culture.
39 posted on 04/22/2014 11:37:18 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: liberty or death

Sounds like the wench, er, ah, wife has problems.


40 posted on 04/23/2014 1:00:05 AM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: rickmichaels

The agendas of druggies of the past who became chemists, physicians, psychologists, politicians and educators ruined the dreams of many thinking people who would otherwise have loved to have children.


41 posted on 04/23/2014 1:22:23 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: doc1019

My son was diagnosed with ACHD, ADH all sorts of alphabet problems ... my wife and I decided to ignore all and treat him as normal. Guess what? He turned out normal.
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I attended school 1948-60. If there had been such a thing as these ADD, ADHD, et al, diagnoses back then, then probably 30-50% of the boys in school would have been required to be drugged (including me). We kids were just being normal and were either bored with the classes or otherwise distracted.

I had to attend Summer school to make up classes three times and made straight A’s in the courses there, because they were only about 8 weeks long and got to the meat of the subjects, instead of the length regular terms that were boring. After the Navy, I earned an AAS, BBA and MBA, while working full time and raising a family.

I only know of a couple of boys who committed serious acts later in high school. ...The rest of us turned out quite normal.


42 posted on 04/23/2014 1:38:41 AM PDT by octex
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To: rickmichaels

There will come a time when today’s psychiatrists and pharmaceutical companies, who so profit by pushing their stimulants and serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors will be seen for the horrifying immoral savages that they are.


43 posted on 04/23/2014 3:35:36 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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"normal"

The plain fact is that what leftist-minded school admins call abnormal behavior by boys is in fact NORMAL!!! behavior. Boys were not designed to sit quietly at attention in their desks for eight hours a day listening to some adult drone on. If Ritalin had been around when I was going to school fifty years ago, they'd had me on it. Because I daydreamed my way through most of grade school and high school. I managed to eventually graduate from college, thank you very much, without doing school-authorized drugs.

44 posted on 04/23/2014 4:02:01 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: doc1019

Thanks Doc, I’m 38, and like your son if my parents had listened to the schools etc, I’d of been in big trouble by now. I’m a well adjusted Christian conservative, well employed, and have a family of my own. Wait a second, my modern standards I guess I failed heh.

I have one son and two girls, and nobody is giving them drugs, it’ll have to be over my dead body.


45 posted on 04/23/2014 5:20:32 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Sioux-san

I’m putting my kids in Christian school this fall, I don’t care what it costs.


46 posted on 04/23/2014 5:22:38 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: octex

If men are different from women, then boys are different from girls. I think there should be two systems of education. Unfortunately feminists think they are men.


47 posted on 04/23/2014 5:31:46 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: rickmichaels

As my boys got older and one of them was “diagnosed” with ADD I did the old school method. We started going to the range more often and burning ammo, hunting and fishing more, and putting things in his hands like post-hole diggers, chainsaws, and saddle leather. I worked it out of him and he is a successful, college grad, 2 Afghan tour combat Marine now in the private sector.


48 posted on 04/23/2014 6:36:43 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Bulwyf

Well worth the cost especially if you have boys.


49 posted on 04/23/2014 6:46:42 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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The teacher at a private Christian school told me she thoght my son had ADD and that he was cheating on spelling tests because he always got 100%.

I knew he wasn’t cheating because I always tested him the night before the spelling tests.

I had him tested in the public school, and they found out he was gifted.

I’ve had problems with both public and private schools.


50 posted on 04/25/2014 9:01:30 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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