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  • Newtown Victim's Animal Shelter Dream Turning Real (unintended irony alert)

    07/06/2014 12:20:41 PM PDT · by heartwood · 20 replies
    AP ^ | July 5, 2014 | Susan Haigh
    Before she was killed in the Newtown school massacre, 6-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard raised money from returnable bottles and cans to buy bones for dogs at the pound and designed business cards for an imaginary animal shelter, listing herself as "caretaker." Her pretend animal shelter is now on track to become a reality as the state prepares to transfer 34 acres of a former psychiatric facility to a foundation raising money to build an animal sanctuary to honor the life of the little girl who was one of 20 first-graders killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
  • Elton John: Jesus Would Approve of Same-Sex Marriage

    06/29/2014 4:51:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 118 replies
    Time ^ | 6/29
    Pop star Elton John called the Pope “wonderful” and said that Jesus would approve of marriage equality in an interview Sunday, the same weekend gay pride events occurred all over the world.Pop star Elton John called the Pope “wonderful” and said that Jesus would approve of marriage equality in an interview Sunday, the same weekend gay pride events occurred all over the world. Although Pope Francis does not support same-sex marriage, John praised the Pope’s attitude toward LGBT people as a sign of progress in an interview with Sky News, the AFP reports.
  • Hooked: Why would Boulder County folks want to hang from hooks piercing their skin? (Video)

    06/29/2014 1:53:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 65 replies
    Daily Camera Lifestyles ^ | 6-29-2014 | Aimee Heckel
    The first thing you'd probably ask Lisa Marteau is: Why would people want to hang from hooks pierced through their skin? The reasons are different for each person who participates in this activity known as body suspension, and the Boulder woman is careful not to make generalizations. She tiptoes around her words. She does not want to misrepresent the community — to further distort society's misconceptions and opinions about this unusual hobby.
  • Mississippi tea party leader Mark Mayfield dead of apparent suicide

    06/27/2014 2:26:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 27, 2014 | James Hohmann
    Mark Mayfield, a Mississippi tea party leader and lawyer facing charges in connection with taking photos of Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife at her nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday morning. Police said that Mayfield’s wife, Robin, called 911 just after 9 a.m. to say her husband had shot himself. Officers arrived to find the 57-year-old lying on the floor of a storage room in his garage with a single gunshot wound to the head and a “large caliber revolver” with the body. Lt. John Neal of the Ridgeland Police Department told POLITICO that there was a note recovered, but he...
  • Study finds genetic links between schizophrenia and cannabis use

    06/24/2014 10:47:48 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 132 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/24/2014 | Kate Kelland
    (Reuters) - Genes that increase the risk of a person developing schizophrenia may also increase the chance they will use cannabis, researchers said on Tuesday after studying more than 1,000 users of the drug. The results chime with previous studies linking schizophrenia and cannabis, but suggest the association may be due to common genes and might not be a causal relationship where cannabis use leads to increased schizophrenia risk. Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the world, and its use is higher among people with schizophrenia than in the general population. "We know that cannabis increases the...
  • Mass Shootings: It’s Time To Go Back To Institutionalizing The Severely Mentally Ill

    06/23/2014 12:43:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    The left consistently blames guns for school shootings, while mostly ignoring the big elephant in the room: mental illness. Up until the 1960s, the severely mentally ill were locked up in psychiatric hospitals, for their own good and for the protection of society. The ACLU and the left changed that, by successfully suing to get them released out onto the streets. So now, they make up much of our homeless population. From there, many have predictably ended up in our prison system. The rate of mental illness in U.S. prisons is five times greater than in the regular population, and...
  • AMA Rejects Biological Reality, Proclaims People Are Whatever Sex They Feel Like Being

    06/16/2014 10:30:13 AM PDT · by massmike · 63 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | 06/16/2014 | Dave Blount
    Look what NBC snuck in with a piece about the AMA ruling that cheerleading is now a sport last week: In other action Monday, the AMA said transgender people should be able to switch the sex designation on their birth certificates without having sex-change surgery. Most states make the operations a prerequisite. But the new AMA policy acknowledges that gender identity doesnÂ’t always match a personÂ’s birth anatomy. An AMA report says identification documents that are consistent with gender identity rather than anatomy is essential to basic social and economic functioning. Â… The new policy won praise from the National...
  • Prosecutor: Seattle campus shooter went off meds

    06/11/2014 5:24:32 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 31 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 11 june 2014
    SEATTLE — The man charged with killing one student and wounding two others at a small Seattle college last week had stopped taking his medications because he "wanted to feel the hate," and he detailed his plans in a handwritten journal for two weeks before the attack, a prosecutor said Tuesday. "I just want people to die, and I'm gonna die with them!" Aaron Ybarra wrote the day of the shooting, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg said. Satterberg released new details of the allegations as he filed charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and assault against Ybarra, 26. Satterberg is...
  • Tiny molecule may help battle depression, study claims

    06/09/2014 11:03:24 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 26 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | June 9, 2014 | QMI Agency
    Levels of a small molecule found in humans and other primates are lower in the brains of depressed individuals, according to researchers at McGill University. In a study published in the journal Nature Medicine, Dr. Gustavo Turecki, a professor at Montreal's McGill University, and his team discovered that the levels of a tiny molecule may provide a marker for depression and help detect individuals who are likely to respond to antidepressant treatment. "Using samples from the Douglas Bell-Canada Brain Bank, we examined brain tissues from individuals who were depressed and compared them with brain tissues from psychiatrically healthy individuals,"says Turecki,...
  • Stop Me Before I Buy a Gun Again, Begs Bipolar Man (Eleanor Clift, again!)

    06/06/2014 8:06:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 6, 2014 | Eleanor Clift
    John Hokanson Jr. is bipolar. The 33-year-old has been involuntarily committed several times, in California and in Arizona, and he has been in court-ordered outpatient treatment. Yet no red flags were raised when he purchased a surplus Army rifle from a Big 5 Sporting Goods store in Phoenix. In fact, the only reason we know this particular mentally ill man purchased firearm is because he’s deciding to tell his story, frustrated by what he sees as a “false dichotomy” with mass shootings framed as either a mental-health issue only or a gun issue only. Everyone agrees that guns should be...
  • No Gun Ever Killed Anyone (interesting first person commentary on mental illness)

    06/03/2014 4:11:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 3, 2014 | Mallory Millett
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - No Gun Ever Killed AnyonePosted By Mallory Millett On June 3, 2014 @ 12:51 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 72 Comments Editor’s note: Feminist writer and activist Kate Millet, the subject of the following article, is best known for her 1970 book, “Sexual Politics.” Reprinted from TruthRevolt.org.In the 1970′s I was alarmed to hear that my big sister, Kate Millett, who had serious mental health issues which had agonized my family and her friends for many years, was organizing a group called The Mental Patients’ Project in order to claim that the psychiatric community and...
  • Mental Health Screening a Good Way to Decrease Liberty

    06/03/2014 4:50:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Last week Americans were shocked and saddened by another mass killing, this one near a college campus in California. We all feel deep sympathy for the families of the victims. As usual, many people responded to this shooting by calling for new federal gun control laws, including the mental health screening of anyone attempting to purchase a firearm. There are a number of problems with this proposal. Federally-mandated mental health screenings would require storing mental health records in a government database. This obviously raises concerns about patient privacy and doctor-patient confidentiality, as well as the threat of identity theft....
  • Brazilian man goes under the knife to look Korean (Interesting Transformation)

    06/01/2014 5:27:41 PM PDT · by equalator · 30 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 5-28-2014 | Gabriel Galli
    Originally blue-eyed with blonde hair, he became interested in having plastic surgery after spending some time as an exchange student in Korea. He was inspired by how common plastic surgery is here. Xiahn, who asked not to be named to protect his family from Internet scrutiny, underwent 10 surgical procedures on his eyes, along with other less-invasive procedures, which cost him around $3,100. He also began wearing contact lenses to change his eye color.
  • Questions After a Massacre

    06/01/2014 6:32:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    A young man wrote a manifesto and went on a killing spree. This murderer, Elliot Rodger, ended up taking the lives of six people, seven if you include his own death. (I’ll wait for the coroner’s report to see whether it was self-inflicted or the result of return fire.) The massacres took place on May 23, in Isla Vista, California. Immediately pundits went into overdrive, and social media was filled with mostly ideology-based opinion. Most of the opinion seems, well, a bit off. The big word is “orthogonal” … to the facts. I offer, instead of my settled opinion, a...
  • Making Sense

    05/29/2014 6:46:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    You all know who he is. But I'm not going to repeat the name of the 22-year-old crazy person who stabbed or shot six young people to death near the UC Santa Barbara campus last week. I'm not going to quote from his insane 137-page "manifesto," either. It just spews his pathetic reasons for why he planned his murderous retribution against all the girls who had paid him no attention during his short and awful lifetime. You know about his pampered but mentally troubled and lonely life - growing up amid the movie glamour of planet Hollywood, seeing a therapist...
  • Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

    05/27/2014 7:28:34 AM PDT · by Theoria · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | 27 May 2014 | Jon Hamilton
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is launching a $26 million program to help military personnel with psychiatric disorders using electronic devices implanted in the brain. The goal of the five-year program is to develop new ways of treating problems including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, all of which are common among service members who fought in Iraq or Afghanistan."We've seen far too many times where military personnel have neuropsychiatric disorders and there's very few options," says Justin Sanchez, a program manager at DARPA.DARPA is known for taking on big technological challenges, from missile defense to creating...
  • Elliot Rodger Shooting Prompts Feinstein to Blame NRA ‘Stranglehold’ on Guns

    05/25/2014 2:29:01 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 98 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 25, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    Feinstein questioned why Elliot Rodger was allowed to own guns, and ripped the NRA’s “stranglehold” on Congress. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)Elliot Rodger’s shooting spree had Sen. Dianne Feinstein lamenting the “stranglehold” the NRA has over gun laws. “The deadly shooting in Isla Vista is heartbreaking,” the California Democrat said Sunday in a statement. “Schools should be places of safety, not where students fear for their lives.” Feinstein questioned why Elliot Rodger was able to legally obtain and keep his guns. “We must ask ourselves if an individual whose family called police with concerns about mental health, who is...
  • Gunman stabbed 3 to death before spree

    05/25/2014 8:57:41 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Kathianne Boniello, David K. Li, Laura Italiano and Linda Massarella
    Only when cops entered Rodger’s nearby apartment did they find his first victims: three multiply-stabbed men whose names were withheld Saturday night, pending family notification. It remained unclear Saturday night if any of the three were Rodger’s two roommates. He had written in the manifesto that he would “have to kill” them so he could turn the place into “my personal torture and killing chamber.” “I will start luring people into my apartment, knock them out with a hammer, and slit their throats. I will torture some of the good looking people before I kill them, assuming that the good...
  • CNN Worries Hillary Clinton May Have Jeopardized Run with Gun Control Statements

    05/07/2014 8:45:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | May 7, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On May 7th CNN's John King played a video of Hillary Clinton saying, "We have to rein in what has become [an] almost article of faith, that anybody can have a gun anywhere, [at] any time." King quickly added, "She's talking in the context of mental health," but then he expressed obvious concern that this soundbite is going to make a great anti-Hillary commercial in southern Ohio, Florida, Colorado, and North Carolina, among other places. As Breitbart News reported earlier on May 7th, Hillary was not talking about mental health issues at this point but about "fully licensed" and "fully...
  • Dallas cop indicted for shooting mentally ill man

    05/05/2014 11:33:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2014 2:28 PM EDT | Nomaan Merchant
    Two Dallas police officers have been indicted in the last two weeks for shooting and wounding residents in incidents where the initial police accounts were later contradicted by video. Cardan Spencer and Amy Wilburn were both charged with aggravated assault by a public servant. Spencer was indicted last week after shooting a 52-year-old man standing several feet away from him. A police report filed in the case initially claimed the man, Bobby Bennett, lunged at Spencer with a knife. A neighbor’s surveillance video camera captured video that showed Bennett was several feet from the officers and didn’t appear to move...
  • The media should stop reporting what Harry Reid says

    04/05/2014 1:36:44 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 5, 2014 | Dustin Siggins
    One of the most important jobs of the media is to be the so-called “fourth estate” — an unofficial fourth branch of government that holds the three official branches accountable. Ideally, this would take place when reporters provide a look at reality when politicians lie, despite pressure from the same politicians to not report the truth. However, there is another way to hold a politician accountable: Stop taking the politician seriously by not reporting what he or she said. I propose that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has long passed the point of “unseriousness” to “harmful to society,” and...
  • Fort Hood shooter was taking "prescription drugs for depression and anxiety". SSRIs?

    04/04/2014 9:29:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    Above Top Secret.com ^ | Apr 3, 2014 | gladtobehere
    Fort Hood shooter was taking "prescription drugs for depression and anxiety". SSRIs? "Lopez was undergoing a variety of treatments for conditions including depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances, McHugh said. He was prescribed drugs that included Ambien, a sleep aid. Lopez was fully examined last month by a psychiatrist. There was no record of any sign he was likely to commit violence against himself or others, according to McHugh. "So the plan (going) forward was just to continue to monitor and treat him as deemed appropriate," he said." They say that he was "prescribed drugs" but only named one, Ambien, which...
  • Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

    04/03/2014 3:59:39 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 24 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 04-03-2014 | Will Weissert
    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said. Within hours of the Wednesday attack, investigators started looking into whether the man’s combat experience had caused lingering psychological trauma. Fort Hood’s senior officer, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, said the gunman had sought help for depression, anxiety and other problems.
  • You Won’t Believe How This Teacher Is Spending Spring Break (sex change operation)

    03/22/2014 2:05:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies
    The Western Journalism Center ^ | March 21, 2014 | Christopher Page
    Students of one California high school teacher will have to adjust to a lot more than just their school schedule after the upcoming spring break concludes. Veteran teacher Gary Sconce is reportedly completing his gender reassignment surgery during the hiatus and will return as Karen Adell Scot. According to local media, the science teacher, 56, began his transformation almost a year ago after reportedly feeling like he was supposed to be female since he was a child. He is apparently so anxious to complete his journey that he cannot wait until the end of the school year.
  • Nancy Pelosi is certain: Obama is most ‘non-partisan’ president

    03/20/2014 6:35:21 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 20, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that President Obama is the least partisan president she has worked with during her extensive time in Washington, and said the problem lies with the GOP. “This is as non-partisan a president as I’ve ever served with,” the California Democrat said at her weekly press briefing. She was asked whether she believes Mr. Obama would be able to work with Republicans if they were able to take control of the Senate and hold the House this November. She said when Democrats held both chambers under President George W. Bush in 2007-2008 she and...
  • Transgender Woman Claims The Man She Was Is Responsible For Triple Murder, Not Her

    03/19/2014 6:41:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    hngn ^ | Oulimata Ba
    A transgender woman claims her violent male side is responsible for her murdering three prostitutes in Washington in 1990. Donna Perry, who used to be Douglas Perry, told police she intentionally underwent gender reassignment surgery in Thailand in 2000 "as a permanent way to control violence," ABC News reported. Perry, 62, explained to police in 2012 that "there's a great downturn in violence" whenever a person goes from being a man to a woman.
  • Hollywood severed head mystery may finally be solved [Homosexual Killer]

    03/11/2014 1:02:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    UPI ^ | 3/11/14
    A murder mystery revolving around a severed head discovered by a dog near the Hollywood sign in Hollywood's Griffith Park in January 2012 may have finally been solved. Police arrested Gabriel Campos-Martinez, 38, in San Antonio and charged him with killing his former boyfriend, 66-year-old Hervey Medellin...
  • Transgender study looks at 'exceptionally high' suicide-attempt rate

    03/08/2014 2:44:08 PM PST · by Salman · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 28, 2014 | Emily Alpert Reyes
    A whopping 41% of people who are transgender or gender-nonconforming have attempted suicide sometime in their lives, nearly nine times the national average, according to a sweeping survey released three years ago. In a new study released Tuesday, researchers dug deeper into that number, analyzing the results of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey to examine what puts transgender people at such "exceptionally high" risk. Researchers from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law found that the risk of attempting suicide was especially severe for transgender or gender nonconforming people who had suffered...
  • Part Two Images [ok, no kidding. blownup images prove ABC is in tank dunking Fuddy for Bammy]

    03/06/2014 9:11:00 AM PST · by butterdezillion · 275 replies
    Butterdezillion's Blog ^ | 03-05-14 | Butterdezillion
    These are the new images I've got, to go with the second of my youtubes, which is posted at http://youtu.be/usFBn99pJMc In the first youtube we looked at what could be seen above the water in the video. In this new video I show footage of some more that is above water but also some that is underwater. The images on my blog are clearer than what shows on youtube, so even if you see the youtube (which I recommend, because it explains what you're seeing and gives other links as well) you might want to look at the stills to...
  • Nearly 1 in 5 had mental illness before enlisting in Army, study says

    03/04/2014 1:20:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 3, 2014 | Alan Zarembo
    Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. soldiers had a common mental illness, such as depression, panic disorder or ADHD, before enlisting in the Army, according to a new study that raises questions about the military's assessment and screening of recruits. More than 8% of soldiers had thought about killing themselves and 1.1% had a past suicide attempt, researchers found from confidential surveys and interviews with 5,428 soldiers at Army installations across the country. The findings, published online Monday in two papers in JAMA Psychiatry, point to a weakness in the recruiting process, experts said. Applicants are asked about their psychiatric histories,...
  • Supplica to Saint Dymphna, Virgin and Martyr

    02/28/2014 4:44:52 PM PST · by mlizzy · 5 replies
    Vultus Christi ^ | 1-20-14 | Fr. Mark Kirby
    I received this morning a heart–rending request for prayers to Saint Dymphna on behalf of a woman who has been suffering from mental illness for many years. Although I cannot reveal the details of the request, I would ask my dear readers, of their charity, to say the following prayer to Saint Dymphna for this suffering handmaid of God.O glorious Saint Dymphna, virgin martyr and chaste bride of Christ, child of Ireland, bereft of thy mother, object of thy grief-stricken father’s unlawful desires, pure dove who, to preserve thy purity, didst fly to foreign shores, dauntless follower of the immolated...
  • Sexual revolution leaving American women plagued by anxiety disorders

    01/25/2014 10:06:17 AM PST · by usalady · 101 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan, 24, 2013 | Martha
    In spite of their advances in education and the workforce anxiety disorders are replacing happiness for American women. Sexual liberation was supposed to bring equality for females that expected fulfillment with the freedom to pursue lust without expecting committed relationships.
  • Mentally Challenged Man Wins $403K Lottery, Loses It 4 Weeks Later

    01/16/2014 5:04:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Newsone ^ | Jan 16, 2014 | Ruth Manuel-Logan
    Malcolm Ramsey (pictured) won $500 a week for life, after winning the lottery in St. Petersburg, Fla., but he opted for the taxed lump sum of $302,446 after taxes. Four weeks later, the money was reportedly all gone. Now the police have opened an investigation to discover who could be responsible for taking advantage of the mentally challenged man, according to Tampa Bay Times. Ramsey is a paranoid schizophrenic who has been hospitalized repeatedly for his mental illness and lives at an assisted living facility. A court once determined that Ramsey is unable to care for himself — much less...
  • Portland schools cancel speaker who calls homosexuality a 'mental illness'

    01/16/2014 7:47:54 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 43 replies
    http://www.nwcn.com ^ | January 16, 2014 | Reggie Aqui, KGW Staff
    He touts himself as an educator, psychologist, political scientist and “pan-Africanist.” Those credentials were apparently enough to get Umar Johnson invited to speak at two Portland schools. But now, the District is rescinding the invitation and is calling his words “unacceptable.” Johnson was supposed to speak Thursday about educational issues in the African-American community at the Self Enhancement Inc Academy that contracts with the district, and at Jefferson High School. One day earlier, the Oregonian, showed Portland Public Schools videos on the web where a man identified as Umar Johnson shares his views on gay people. “I see homosexuality as...
  • Comedians have psychotic personality traits, study finds

    01/15/2014 11:32:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Yahoo! News Canada / Reuters ^ | January 16, 2014 | Kate Kelland
    Having an unusual personality structure could be the secret to making other people laugh, scientists said on Thursday after research showed that comedians have high levels of psychotic personality traits. In a study in the British Journal of Psychiatry, researchers analyzed comedians from Australia, Britain and the United States and found they scored significantly higher on four types of psychotic characteristics compared to a control group of people who had non-creative jobs. The traits included a tendency towards impulsive or anti-social behavior, and a tendency to avoid intimacy. "The creative elements needed to produce humor are strikingly similar to those...
  • Officer Shoots and Kills Teen With Schizophrenia: “We don’t have time for this”

    01/07/2014 7:46:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 6, 2014 | Lily Dane
    A North Carolina family is mourning the loss of their 18 year old son after he was shot and killed by a police officer. Mark Wilsey called 911 for police assistance with his son Keith, who was having a schizophrenic incident and threatened his mother with a small screwdriver. Wilsey said two police officers showed up and were able to subdue Keith, but the arrival of a third officer caused the teen to become agitated, and the officers used a Taser on him. Wilsey told WECT that officers had his son down on the ground after the teen was tased...
  • Adam Lanza's Computer Contained Files on Mass Shootings, Pedophilia Advocacy

    12/30/2013 9:27:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/30/13 | AWR Hawkins
    Among the thousands of documents Connecticut police released December 27 related to the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary, the contents and files of Adam Lanza's computer include files on mass shootings, mass murders, pedophiles' rights, and a man/boy love story. According to police reports contained within the documents, Lanza's laptop computer contained "hundreds of bookmarks," a number of which were for "mass murder killing spree" and "mass murders." His desktop had a "document written showing the prerequisites for mass murder spreadsheet." Lanza's desktop also had a "document written advocating pedophiles' rights" and a "screenplay or script describing a relationship...
  • Psychiatrist who treated Adam Lanza surrendered license and is now living in New Zealand.

    12/30/2013 7:44:56 AM PST · by fso301 · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/30/2013 | Staff Writers
    The recently concluded investigation into Newtown killer Adam Lanza revealed that a psychiatrist who treated him as a teen has since surrendered his license. Dr. Paul Fox once held licenses to practice in Connecticut and New York but in 2012 he gave them both up in the face of charges he may have crossed a line in his relationship with a patient. Investigators reached Fox in New Zealand, where he now lives, in a telephone interview told detectives all he remembered about the cold-blooded killer.According to the Danbury News Times, Fox was cited for 'negligence on more than one occasion'...
  • Black mob violence blamed on collective 'mental illness' (...traumatic syndrome of slavery')

    12/17/2013 6:02:55 PM PST · by Perseverando · 79 replies
    WND ^ | December 16, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    Wilmington, Del., has a big problem: Large groups of black people are going crazy. And this collective “mental illness” is causing record levels of crime and gun violence in this mostly black town of 70,000. That is the official diagnosis of the city council, which, by unanimous agreement earlier this month, asked the Centers for Disease Control to investigate a wave of psychological mayhem that has turned this historic and once-charming city into an unrecognizable husk of its former self. Chief diagnostician of this crisis in public health is city council member Hanifa G.N. Shabazz: “There is a well known...
  • Jungle Drug Ayahuasca Could Revolutionize Psychotherapy

    12/15/2013 3:24:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Thursday, Nov 21 2013 | Olivia LaVecchia and Kyle Swenson
    Tracy James knew the drug she'd just swallowed was working when her old injuries from high school started twitching with new life. Pressure throbbed from a forgotten busted knee. Her ankle tingled. The fingers she'd sprained roller-skating decades back began to ache. Whatever the 37-year-old had just taken, it shot feeling back into the long-gone ailments. "When I did vomit, it was one of the most amazing moments of my life." For the past 45 minutes, the hut had been dark and silent, the air dripping with jungle moisture. James and nearly 20 others were sitting cross-legged on ornate rugs....
  • Obama worship syndrome

    12/14/2013 11:10:16 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    When George W. Bush was president of the United States, many of the left fell prey to what columnist Charles Krauthammer called “Bush Derangement Syndrome”: “the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency — nay — the very existence of George W. Bush.” With Bush out of office, BDS has waned somewhat. Unfortunately, it has been replaced by a converse condition, just as grave and dangerous to the mental stability of its victims: “Obama Worship Syndrome.” Primarily affecting low-information voters and members of the mainstream media, Obama Worship Syndrome attributes impossible capabilities...
  • Interpreter at Mandela Event Was Hallucinating, Saw Angels

    12/12/2013 9:50:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | December 12, 2013 | ALAN CLENDENNING & JUERGEN BAETZ
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service said Thursday he hallucinated that angels were entering the stadium, has schizophrenia and has been violent in the past. Thamsanqa Jantjie said in a 45-minute interview with The Associated Press that his hallucinations began while he was interpreting and that he tried not to panic because there were "armed policemen around me." He added that he was once hospitalized in a mental health facility for more than one and a half years.....
  • Florida Megachurch Pastor Commits Suicide

    12/11/2013 3:48:01 PM PST · by robowombat · 40 replies
    CBN News ^ | Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | Heather Sells
    Florida Megachurch Pastor Commits Suicide By Heather Sells CBN News Reporter Wednesday, December 11, 2013 News reports indicate that Florida megachurch founder Isaac Hunter has taken his life. Altamonte Springs police discovered Hunter's body Tuesday morning in his home, The Orlando Sentinel reported. Hunter, 36, founded Orlando's Summit Church. The non-denominational church eventually grew to five locations. He resigned from his role as lead pastor last year, after admitting to an affair. Hunter is the son of Joel Hunter, another megachurch pastor in Florida and spiritual advisor to the president. His death marks the second time this year that a...
  • Archie Comics CEO sued for allegedly calling men 'penis'

    12/08/2013 7:18:40 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 75 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec. 2, 2013 | QMI AGENCY
    The co-CEO of Archie Comics is being sued for gender discrimination after she allegedly stalked her male colleagues and referred to them as "penis" rather than using their actual names. But Nancy Silberkleit's lawyer says the lawsuit is bogus because white men aren't members of a "protected class," reports the New York Daily News. The $3.25-million lawsuit by five Archie employees alleges Silberkleit used her "gender as a weapon" by yelling "Penis! Penis! Penis!" during a meeting. What's more, the plaintiffs allege she used the term for their names regularly, brought Hells Angels to the office to intimidate them, repeatedly...
  • Adam Lanza’s Civil Rights and Ours

    11/30/2013 8:37:31 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 26, 2012 | E. Fuller Torrey
    The report released by Connecticut yesterday on Adam Lanza’s massacre of 20 schoolchildren and six adults in Newtown makes clear how well we protected his civil rights. The report details his “mental health issues,” which in reality were strong evidence that he had developed a severe mental illness. He had been afflicted with an autism-like syndrome since childhood and had been formally diagnosed with Asperger’s disorder. This diagnosis by itself is not associated with an increased propensity for violent behavior. However, in recent years, Lanza had developed symptoms of a more severe mental illness, which occurs in approximately 5 percent...
  • Ohio couple committed crime by returning adopted child, prosecutor says

    11/29/2013 4:25:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/27/13
    An Ohio couple committed a crime when they recently gave child welfare officials a 9-year-old boy they raised from infancy, according to a prosecutor, after they said he was displaying aggressive behavior and threatened the family with a knife. Forty-nine-year-old Cleveland Cox and 52-year-old Lisa Cox pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a Butler County court to charges of nonsupport of dependents. **SNIP** Adolfo Olivas, an attorney appointed by the court to protect the boy's interests, has said the emotionally hurt and confused child is now receiving help that the parents should have gotten for him.
  • Chilling moment police decide to shoot dead mental patient armed with scissors ....

    11/29/2013 7:24:42 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 81 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | November 29, 2013 | Alex Ward
    Police admitted that the fatal shooting of a mental patient armed with scissors could have been prevented if the road sergeant equipped with a Taser had been at the scene in time. Michael Eligon, 29, was walking toward police with the weapon and a ‘blank stare’ when he was shot three times by an officer in Toronto, an inquest heard. A chilling video of the dramatic shooting shown to the inquest captured Mr Eligon’s last moments as he walked toward police who had their guns drawn and yelled ‘drop it’ on February 3 last year. Under cross examination, Constable Scott...
  • Deeds stabbed father 1 day after he was sent to psych ward but sent away as there was no room.

    Former Virginia governor candidate Creigh Deeds is fighting for his life after he was brutally stabbed by his own 24-year-old son, who then committed suicide - just one day after he was committed to a psychiatric ward. Deeds, a state senator, is in critical condition at University of Virginia hospital after he was found in his home in rural Bath County. Deeds was stabbed multiple times in the head and torso and lost large amounts of blood. The veteran Democratic state legislator's son Gus was found shot dead, as well. Gus had been evaluated by psychiatrists at a mental hospital...
  • Can You Guess Which Profession Has the Most Psychopaths?

    11/06/2013 5:08:01 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 49 replies
    iVillage ^ | October 31, 2013 | Kiki Van Son
    We’re all a teensy bit mad, but how many true psychopaths do we have among us? Apparently, more than you think. “Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has been variously described as characterized by shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, lacking empathy, coldheartedness, lacking guilt, egocentricity, superficial character, manipulativeness, irresponsibility, impulsivity, and antisocial behaviors such as parasitic lifestyle and criminality,” explains Eric Barker, in The Week. Now, think about all the people who might fit that description. Then, compare it to the list psychologist Kevin Dutton compiled in The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers...
  • USE OF FORCE TO BE STUDIED IN DC POLICE CHASE

    10/07/2013 4:36:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 107 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 7, 2013 | Larry Neumeister,Eric Tucker
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police in Washington are reviewing the use of officers' deadly force in the killing of a woman who tried to ram her car through a White House barrier, a shooting her family says was unjustified.