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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 07.29.15

Gina and Bob Nikkel keep us abreast of cutting edge, pioneering work sponsored by the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care, including the Voice Hearers movement, non-drug company medical education, and long-term follow studies of people labeled schizophrenic.   There is hope–and its represented by these two great people and their growing organization. Download this episode (right click and save)

U.S. Government to America’s Vets: Drop Dead

U.S. Government to America’s Vets: Drop Dead Richard Gale and Gary Null, PhD Progressive Radio Network, July 19, 2010   From 1991 to 2003, hundreds of thousands of our bravest men and women sought help from the Veterans Administration, from the Defense Department, from the White House, all to no avail. The official word was that Gulf War Syndrome did …

America Is #1 in Police Killings Among Western Democracies, Yet We’re Only Just Discovering How Bad the Situation Is By Terrell Jermaine Starr

Even before the Washington Post [3] published its startling report this weekend on the astronomically high number of Americans shot and killed by police in the first five months of 2015, the U.S. was already easily number one. Number one among highly advanced western democracies with fully developed economies for police killings of citizens: at least 400 people a year, according to a …

Baltimore

America’s Cities Mirror Baltimore’s Woes – Joel Kotkin

The rioting that swept Baltimore the past few days, sadly, was no exception, but part of a bigger trend in some of our core cities towards social and economic collapse. Rather than enjoying the much ballyhooed urban “renaissance,” many of these cities are actually in terrible shape, with miserable schools, struggling economies and a large segmented of alienated, mostly minority …

gold in poop

Gold In Our Poo Could Potentially Save The Planet

A normal, every day trip to the toilet could potentially save the planet, as experts find there are precious metals such as gold in our poo. If someone can find an efficient method of extracting the metals, the feces of human beings could actually be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. People have joked ironically in the past about how …

Peak Meaninglessness

Last week’s discussion of externalities—costs of doing business that get dumped onto the economy, the community, or the environment, so that those doing the dumping can make a bigger profit—is, I’m glad to say, not the first time this issue has been raised recently.  The long silence that closed around such things three decades ago is finally cracking; they’re being mentioned …