Category Archives: Politics

Even more studies into Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Autism, Alzheimer’s and confirming the rights of the mentally ill

“The risk of developing schizophrenia is about one percent – around the globe. But in the northeast of Finland, the mental disorder occurs three times more frequently than in other parts of the world. The northern regions are home to … Continue reading

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Ten years ago my brother stood at the White House and watched a low flying plane turn away

Ten years ago, on September 11, 2001, my little brother was standing in front of the White House speaking to our mother on his cellphone. He was preparing for an early morning tour, and my mother was trying to tell … Continue reading

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Bristol Palin Is Pissing Me Off

Maybe it’s the penicillin, maybe it’s the sugar levels in my blood taking a nosedive because I’m off the apple juice, whatever it is I saw a public service announcement about the evils of teen pregnancy starring Bristol Palin and … Continue reading

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Straw Man Arguments Against The Evolution Of Mental Health

15. We oppose the psychiatric system because it is frighteningly similar to the Inquisition, chattel slavery and the Nazi concentration camps. 25. We believe that the psychiatric system is, in fact, a pacification programme controlled by psychiatrists and supported by … Continue reading

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The Hyperbole Of Hope And The Inevitability Of Change

This was originally intended only to be published on my [other] blog, where I’m trying to get back into the rhythm of writing news columns, but then I figured “what the hell”. So feel free to let me know if … Continue reading

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No Post Day | First Vote

This is voting day in the United States, Canadians had ours a couple of weeks ago. The first time I ever voted was federally in 1988. It was an unofficial referendum on the “Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.” I decided I … Continue reading

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