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  • No more electroshock therapy for Chinese internet addicts

    07/14/2009 7:36:39 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 388+ views
    news ^ | July 14, 2009
    INTERNET addicts should stop receiving electroshock therapy because it doesn't work, the Chinese Health Ministry says. Nearly 3000 youths have undergone electroconvulsive therapy (ECT, or electroshock) at Linyi Mental Health Hospital, resident psychiatrist Yang Yongxin told the China Youth Daily. The hospital, based in eastern Shandong, runs a four-month web rehab program which includes medicine and counselling for a monthly fee of 5500 yuan ($1025).
  • China Bans Electro-Shock Therapy for Internet Addicts

    07/14/2009 6:46:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 274+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 14, 2009
    China has banned electro-shock therapy as a treatment for Internet addiction, citing uncertainty in the safety and effectiveness of the practice after criticism in the local media. The Ministry of Health announcement followed recent media reports about a controversial psychiatrist in Linyi, Shandong Province, who administered electric currents to nearly 3,000 teenagers in an attempt to rid them of their Internet habit. The Chinese government has led a campaign for over a year against Internet addiction, saying young people's excessive time in Internet cafes, known as Web bars in Chinese, is hurting their studies and damaging family life. "Electroshock therapy...
  • Parents Defend School’s Use of Shock Therapy

    12/25/2007 9:53:07 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 183+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 25, 2007 | LESLIE KAUFMAN
    Nearly a year ago, New York made plans to ban the use of electric shocks as a punishment for bad behavior, a therapy used at a Massachusetts school where New York State had long sent some of its most challenging special education students. But state officials trying to limit New York’s association with the school, the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton, southwest of Boston, and its “aversive therapy” practices have found a large obstacle in their paths: parents of students who are given shocks. “I understand people who don’t know about it think it is cruel,” said Susan Handon...
  • Senator and statesman, Thomas Eagleton dies at 77

    03/04/2007 12:40:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies · 890+ views
    ST, LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ^ | March 4, 2007 | Jo Mannies
    Retired U.S. Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton -- a towering figure in national and state politics for half a century and the person for whom the federal courthouse downtown is named -- died late Sunday morning. He was 77. He had been ill for several months with various health problems. He died at St. Mary's Health Center in Richmond Heights.
  • DFU SONG: You Light Up My Life (sickening song/sickening Sheehan - we are light, they are darkness)

    09/25/2005 2:59:53 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 571+ views
    DFU SONG | 9-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    SHEEHAN: With the Reverends, we stopped in front of the White House and said a prayer. After the prayer, I said that we are light and they are darkness. Darkness can NEVER overcome the light, ever. As long as there is one spark, the darkness has lost. We will prevail, we will be victorious. The darkness has lost because our beacons of peace and truth are shining for the entire world to see. And it is a very pretty sight. Take that Karl. ====================================================================== MIDI - YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE So many days without medication...it's hard to function And...
  • DFU SONG: Cindy's Birthday (Cindy Sheehan's electro-shock -- irony: orig. song by Johnny CRAWFORD)

    08/18/2005 2:05:35 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies · 625+ views
    DFU SONGS | 8-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - CINDY'S BIRTHDAY God rest her heroic son...but look at what she has done She says he had died in vain...clearly, she has gone insane With the moonbat lunatics she plays The doctor's here, Cindy...today is your electro-shock She's camping out in a ditch...soldiers think she is a ***** Everyone had volunteered...they've a mission that is clear We are praying for their safe return The doctor's here, Cindy...today is your electro-shock (musical break) Embolden the enemy...al Qaeda's in ecstasy She's a useful idiot...enemies plan their next hit They will kill her as they would kill me The doctor's...
  • Killing children

    08/05/2005 11:35:56 AM PDT · by cdefreese · 26 replies · 1,220+ views
    Atlanta Creative Loafing ^ | August 3, 2005 | Cliff Bostock
    Killing children When evil is done in God's name On July 19, the Iranian government executed the two teenage boys - one 18 and one 16 - shown in the photo below for the capital offense of homosexuality. In the 14 months of imprisonment preceding their barbaric hanging, the boys were tortured and flogged. Although the Iranian government recently claimed - contrary to all original reports - that the two were executed for raping a 13-year-old boy, most observers characterize that justification, for several good reasons, as a trumped-up charge to undermine world outrage. Even if it were true, it...
  • National Treasure it is NOT!

    11/29/2004 12:37:12 PM PST · by BereanBrain · 371 replies · 5,335+ views
    I believe National Treasure implies that Freemasons are a POSITVE influence on our country. Anybody that knows the TRUTH about Freemasonry rather than the propaganda they wrap themselves in will NOT be takin in by the positive portrayal in this movie. Please America, wake up, don't buy into the guys who brought "Seperation of Church/State" to America, model ISLAM as the highest truth (the Shriners), label the Holy Bible as "Furinture" in a lodge, and outlaw the name of "Jesus" in any lodge. I know I will get flamed by 10,000 Masons and Mason supporters on this, but if you...
  • Homosexuality is not biologically determined - latest research.

    06/25/2004 7:32:18 AM PDT · by scripter · 201 replies · 5,621+ views
    On Line opinion ^ | June 08, 2004 | Dr David van Gend
    The Titanic of Gay Rights, leaving all in its wake, is about to founder on a large and immovable fact. My concern is not for the glamorous first-class passengers - the prominent doctors and judges - or for the Mardi Gras exhibitionists leering and lurching across the deck - but for the unknown homosexuals down in their lonely cabins feeling sick. These are the ones who want to stop the ship and get off. The homosexuals who do not want to be homosexual but who are told that change is impossible, and that any talk of change is disloyal to the...