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  • Michigan Supreme Court bans Detroit Judge Wade McCree Jr. from bench until 2021

    03/26/2014 5:05:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    M Live ^ | 3/26/14 | Gus Burns
    DETROIT, MI -- Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade H. McCree is barred from presiding over a courtroom until January of 2021. The Michigan Supreme Court enacted a recommendation that the judge, suspended without pay since Feb. 3, 2013, be suspended from holding a judgeship for six years from Jan. 1,2015, should he be re-elected in this year's election. The 57-year-old must also pay $11,645.17 in costs, according to the Supreme Court opinion issued Wednesday.
  • Mental Illness and Homicides - A federal agency tasked with mental-health treatment makes the...

    06/03/2013 12:58:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 3, 2013 | E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., and Sally Satel, M.D.
    A federal agency tasked with mental-health treatment makes the system worse.‘My son was only able to get treatment by killing his mother.” This was the testimony of Joe Bruce at congressional hearings on May 22. In 2006, Will Bruce, then 24 and suffering from schizophrenia, killed his mother, Amy, with a hatchet. “But an unbearable aspect of Amy’s death,” Bruce told members, “is that my own tax dollars helped make it possible.” Bruce was referring to the federally funded Disability Rights Center of Maine, whose employees coached Will on how to get out of the psychiatric hospital and avoid being...
  • Five disorders from depression to autism share a genetic link, which could pave the way for new...

    02/28/2013 5:16:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 28 February 2013 | CLAIRE BATES
    Five disorders from depression to autism share a genetic link, which could pave the way for new treatments Autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia overlap at a genetic level Two gene markers common to all of the disorders govern the balance of calcium in brain cells New understanding could help develop treatments The five most common mental health and developmental disorders share a common genetic root, a study has found. Scientists found a link between autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia. The findings, from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, could revolutionise how doctors think...
  • Stress and the city: Urban decay - Scientists are testing the idea that the stress of modern city...

    10/13/2012 9:27:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 10 October 2012 | Alison Abbott
    Scientists are testing the idea that the stress of modern city life is a breeding ground for psychosis. In 1965, health authorities in Camberwell, a bustling quarter of London's southward sprawl, began an unusual tally. They started to keep case records for every person in the area who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder or any other psychiatric condition. Decades later, when psychiatrists looked... --snip-- Yet the results of his study, published last year in Nature (F. Lederbogen et al. Nature 474, 498–501; 2011), clearly showed that people who grow up in cities process negative emotions such as stress...
  • A Call for Caution on Antipsychotic Drugs

    09/24/2012 10:12:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | RICHARD A. FRIEDMAN, M.D.
    You will never guess what the fifth and sixth best-selling prescription drugs are in the United States, so I’ll just tell you: Abilify and Seroquel, two powerful antipsychotics. In 2011 alone, they and other antipsychotic drugs were prescribed to 3.1 million Americans at a cost of $18.2 billion, a 13 percent increase over the previous year, according to the market research firm IMS Health. Those drugs are used to treat such serious psychiatric disorders as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe major depression. But the rates of these disorders have been stable in the adult population for years. So how did...
  • EU: Sceptics abound as Mario Draghi's ECB bond 'bluff' electrifies global markets

    07/26/2012 11:33:38 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/26/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The European Central Bank has opened the door to emergency support for the Spanish and Italian bond markets, setting off a blistering rally on bourses across the world. Picking codewords instantly understood by traders, Mr Draghi said the violent spike in bond yields in recent days was hampering "the functioning of the monetary policy transmission channels" - the exact expression used to jusfify each of the ECB's previous market interventions. Yields on Spanish two-year debt plunged 72 basis points to 5.47pc in barely an hour, with comparable moves on Italian debt - easing the pressure before a string of debt...
  • There IS a link between genius and madness - but we don't know why we evolved this 'gift'

    06/04/2012 6:33:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 4, 2012 | Rob Waugh
    There IS a link between creative genius and madness - with both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder frequent in highly creative and intelligent people. The idea was investigated by a panel of scientists who had all suffered some form of mental disorder. Kay Redfield Jamison of John Hopkins school of Medicine, who suffers from bipolar disorder, said that intelligence tests on Swedish 16-year-olds had shown that highly intelligent children were most likely to go on to develop the disorder.
  • Bin Laden's Son Is Hospitalized After He Hears His Father's Voice [Omar Bin Laden]

    09/04/2010 1:23:31 AM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | JULY 9, 2010 | By LARA SETRAKIAN
    Note: Video included. "Bin Laden's Son Is Hospitalized After He Hears His Father's Voice Omar Bin Laden Is Treated for Schizophrenia, Wife Asks for Divorce" July 9, 2010 SNIPPET: ""It's true that he was put on medication but released himself early," said a spokesman for Zeina Al Sabah, Omar's wife. The spokesman confirmed that Omar had bipolar disorder and was on anti-depressants." SNIPPET: ""Omar loves and hates Osama at the same time," she said." SNIPPET: "Omar, 29, has denounced his father's terrorist tactics and ideology. But he still maintains an emotional bond..." SNIPPET: "Much of Osama Bin Laden's family, comprising...
  • Health Care And Bipolar Disorder

    12/03/2009 4:11:50 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 10 replies · 508+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 12/03/2009 | Mark Roberts
    Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can lead full and productive lives.
  • Bernie's funda-mental defense

    12/30/2008 12:30:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 437+ views
    Bernie's funda-mental defense Sunday, December 28th 2008, 4:34 AM If you thought Bernard Madoff’s $50 billion investment scheme was audacious, get ready for his alibi. Lawyers for the accused scammer are exploring an insanity defense, we hear. “Bernie’s family and his attorneys may argue that, somewhere along the line, he had a mental break,” says a Madoff acquaintance. “They may even say he has a multiple personality disorder.” Madoff’s grip on reality does show signs of slipping. The 70-year-old financier, now a prisoner of his East Side penthouse, wore a weird smile when he was photographed shortly after his Dec....
  • [NPR] Radio Host Has Drug Company Ties

    11/23/2008 11:39:07 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 8 replies · 659+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 21, 2008 | Gardiner Harris
    An influential psychiatrist who was the host of the popular public radio program “The Infinite Mind” earned at least $1.3 million from 2000 to 2007 giving marketing lectures for drugmakers, income not mentioned on the program. The psychiatrist and radio host, Dr. Frederick K. Goodwin, is the latest in a series of doctors and researchers whose ties to drugmakers have been uncovered by Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa. Dr. Goodwin, a former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, is the first news media figure to be investigated. Dr. Goodwin’s weekly radio programs have often touched on...
  • The Bipolar Puzzle

    09/14/2008 8:57:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 414+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 14, 2008 | JENNIFER EGAN
    When Claire, a pixie-faced 6-year-old in a school uniform, heard her older brother, James, enter the family’s Manhattan apartment, she shut her bedroom door and began barricading it so swiftly and methodically that at first I didn’t understand what she was doing. She slid a basket of toys in front of the closed door, then added a wagon and a stroller laden with dolls. She hugged a small stuffed Pegasus to her chest. “Pega always protects me,” she said softly. “Pega, guard the door.” James, then 10, had been given a diagnosis of bipolar disorder two years earlier. He was...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW,” Live Thread – Thursday – Jan. 24, 2008

    01/24/2008 2:29:17 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 487 replies · 122+ views
    Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Will we hear… Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic! Call the show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Mind Over Manual

    09/13/2007 11:05:37 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 407+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 13, 2007 | SALLY SATEL
    EARLIER this summer, the American Psychiatric Association announced that a 27-member panel will update its official diagnostic handbook, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The fifth edition, which is scheduled to come out in 2012, is likely to add new mental illnesses and refine some existing ones. High on the agenda will be the controversial diagnosis of childhood bipolar disorder. Recent data show that office visits by children and adolescents treated for the condition jumped 40-fold from 1994 to 2003. We still don’t know how much of this increase represents long-overdue care of mentally ill youth and how...
  • Bipolar Illness Soars as a Diagnosis for the Young

    09/04/2007 11:10:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 58 replies · 894+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 4, 2007 | BENEDICT CAREY
    The number of American children and adolescents treated for bipolar disorder increased 40-fold from 1994 to 2003, researchers report today in the most comprehensive study of the controversial diagnosis. Experts say the number has almost certainly risen further since 2003. Many experts theorize that the jump reflects that doctors are more aggressively applying the diagnosis to children, and not that the incidence of the disorder has increased. But the magnitude of the increase surprises many psychiatrists. They say it is likely to intensify the debate over the validity of the diagnosis, which has shaken child psychiatry. Bipolar disorder is characterized...
  • Rapid rise in bipolar diagnoses among U.S. youth

    09/04/2007 7:31:07 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 225 replies · 2,446+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/03/07
    The number of young Americans diagnosed with bipolar disorder has risen dramatically in recent years, according to a new study. This increase highlights the need for "reliability studies" to determine the accuracy of diagnoses of child and adolescent bipolar disorder, conclude the researchers in a report in the latest issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry. Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric illness that typically involves periods of mania (abnormally elevated mood) and depression. Dr. Mark Olfson, from Columbia University, New York and New York State Psychiatric Institute, and colleagues compared increases between 1994-1995 and 2002-2003 in office visits that culminated...
  • New Bipolar Disorder Treatments Tested

    09/02/2007 9:09:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 646+ views
    Forbes & AP ^ | September 02, 2007 | MALCOLM RITTER
    AP Science Writer Scientists are testing seasickness patches and other surprising options in a challenging search for new ways to treat the crushing depression and uncontrolled mania of bipolar disorder. Also called manic-depression, it's an illness that can rip careers and marriages apart and drive people to suicide. And it's so complex and mysterious that researchers haven't developed a medication specifically for it since lithium, more than half a century ago. Yet bipolar appears in various forms and severity in about 1 in every 25 American adults at some point in their lives, according to a major study published in...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Monday, March 19, 2007

    03/19/2007 2:39:02 PM PDT · by Tarkus2040 · 207 replies · 2,766+ views
    BE HERE, OR BE NOWHERE!
  • Abe Lincoln Had Shattered Nerves, Study Suggests

    01/29/2007 8:08:24 AM PST · by presidio9 · 38 replies · 2,448+ views
    LiveScience ^ | 01/27/06 | Heather Whipps
    Abraham Lincoln may have suffered from a genetic disorder that literally shattered his nerves, a new study on worms suggests. Many of the president's descendants have a gene mutation that affects the part of the brain controlling movement and coordination, researchers discovered last year. The mutation prevents nerve cells from "communicating" with each other properly, but scientists weren't sure exactly how or why. The malformed protein could actually be causing nerve cells to break altogether, show the experiments announced today by scientists at the University of Utah. If Honest Abe had the disease, it would explain the gangly walk for...
  • Mom gets 30 years in daughter's bludgeoning slay,teen was hit in head while sleeping

    01/05/2007 12:52:42 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies · 824+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 12.02.06 | JUDITH LUCAS
    Lynn Giovanni was able to fatally bludgeon her 14-year-old daughter using a claw hammer and shovel while the girl slept only be cause she could not see her child's face. The 47-year-old Giovanni told her good friend Elise Bernardo that if her only child, Nicole Ashley Gio vanni, had been facing her, she could not have gone through with the killing. In the early morning hours of Feb. 6, 2005, Lynn Giovanni, depressed and paranoid, sought out Nicole in her bedroom and began pummeling her in the back of the head with the hammer. When her daughter still showed signs...
  • Mississippi sues maker of prescription drug Zyprexa

    07/24/2006 4:30:22 PM PDT · by WKB · 17 replies · 1,330+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | 7-24-6OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi filed a lawsuit Monday against Eli Lilly and Co., alleging imprope | Associated Press
    OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi filed a lawsuit Monday against Eli Lilly and Co., alleging improper sales and marketing of the anti-psychotic prescription drug Zyprexa. The lawsuit was filed in Lafayette County Circuit Court. Tim Balducci of the Langston Law Firm in Booneville, named a special assistant attorney general to handle the case, said the lawsuit seeks to recover money the state spent to purchase Zyprexa to treat symptoms for which the drug has not been approved. It also seeks money spent in providing health care to certain Medicaid recipients who allegedly suffered injuries or illnesses - such a diabetes -...
  • SAVAGE NATION!! Thursday, July 20, 2006

    07/20/2006 2:55:13 PM PDT · by rockabyebaby · 205 replies · 3,095+ views
    INFIDELS, come out come out wherever you are.....SAVAGE!
  • Court rules for Harvard in firing bipolar receptionist

    05/14/2006 2:45:02 PM PDT · by billorites · 21 replies · 839+ views
    WHDH.com ^ | May 13, 2006 | AP
    The state's highest court has ruled that Harvard University had the right to fire a receptionist who was arrested at work for disorderly conduct that stemmed from bipolar disorder. The Supreme Judicial Court on Friday ruled 5-1 in favor of Harvard in the case of Michael Mammone, who worked at Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Mammone was arrested in 2002 after disobeying a supervisor he called "evil," then refusing orders to leave the museum, instead forcing university police officers to drag him away. The court ruled that state anti-discrimination laws do not protect employees who engage in "egregious...
  • Tragedy on the tarmac. ( sarcastic vanity )

    12/07/2005 5:26:19 PM PST · by Bud Krieger · 49 replies · 1,280+ views
    Today, we watched the aftermath of a tragic event on national television. A man, who appeared somewhat deranged and irrational, was shot and killed by a Federal Air Marshall. The man, who claimed to possess a bomb , was threatening his fellow passengers and causing much chaos in the area. Even though a witness ( the mans wife ) claimed he did not have a bomb and gave reason for the mans actions, the man was still shot dead by a Federal Air Marshall anyway. Now that it has been proven the man did not have a bomb, and presented...
  • Coral Snake Song - Come, Take Your Medicine! (170,000,000 people,killed by their OWN GOVERNMENTS)

    11/13/2005 11:54:46 AM PST · by Coral Snake · 33 replies · 1,121+ views
    CS Song - Come, give us Your Guns, Sung to "The old Villiage Doctor or Come, Take Your Medicine!" (For the 170,000,000 people who have been killed by their OWN GOVERNMENTS enabled by "reasonable" gun control laws) Original song by Henry Clay Work (1879) Update Parody by Coral Snake (2005) Midi - The Old Villiage Doctor or Come Take Your Medicine: at: www.pdmusic.org/work Look under 1879 (Musical Introduction) (1.) In a Turkish villiage warry, Some Armenians did terry; When new gun control laws on their nation fell. How they propaganda fed them, And then killed, tortured and bled them, There...
  • Study: Routine Eases Bipolar Disorder

    09/08/2005 2:18:39 PM PDT · by DameAutour · 18 replies · 742+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 09/08/2005 | Jennifer C. \Yates
    PITTSBURGH - Patients suffering from bipolar disorder who underwent therapy to help them maintain a regular daily routine and cope with stress were able to avoid relapses over a two-year period, a study has found. The study, published in September's Archives of General Psychiatry, examined a therapy developed by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Using what researchers dubbed interpersonal and social rhythm therapy, patients were taught how to keep to normal sleeping, eating and other daily routines. They also were shown how to anticipate and cope with stress just as a diabetic who would be taught,...
  • Slapping the Other Cheek (Dowd Weekly Barf Alert)

    11/13/2004 6:13:59 PM PST · by UB355 · 44 replies · 1,618+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/13/04 | Mo Dowd
    November 14, 2004 OP-ED COLUMNIST Slapping the Other Cheek By MAUREEN DOWD You'd think the one good thing about merging church and state would be that politics would be suffused with glistening Christian sentiments like "love thy neighbor," "turn the other cheek," "good will toward men," "blessed be the peacemakers" and "judge not lest you be judged." Yet somehow I'm not getting a peace, charity, tolerance and forgiveness vibe from the conservatives and evangelicals who claim to have put their prodigal son back in office. I'm getting more the feel of a vengeful mob - revved up by rectitude -...
  • Kerry loss triggers local angst, resolve [Buffaloed Buffaloan's herding for Canada]

    11/13/2004 8:23:19 AM PST · by johnny7 · 90 replies · 1,944+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 11/13/2004 | By MARK SOMMER
    John F. Kerry returns to the U.S. Senate. But what about his die-hard supporters - or the voters who chose Kerry but would have settled for anyone but Bush?They stray between anger and outrage, frustration and despair. What's happened to their country, they wonder? How could George W. Bush - a man they consider remarkably unreflective, an intellectual lightweight and someone they believe deliberately misled the country into war - have won? Ralph Wahlstrom, a Buffalo State College English professor, said he still has trouble accepting Bush's re-election a week and a half later. "I've never felt like this before,...
  • Kerry Loss Causes Law and Order Star to Lose It

    11/11/2004 8:27:27 AM PST · by Sociopathocracy · 62 replies · 3,228+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 11/11/2004 | Page Six
    VINCENT D'Onofrio, the star of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," passed out while shooting the hit TV series yesterday morning — prompting insiders to gossip that the actor is "losing it." "Ever since John Kerry lost the election, [D'Onofrio] has lost his [bleep,]" said our on-set insider. "He has been getting into fistfights with people, and when he passed out today, we all thought he was faking it. But then he insisted they call 911." An ambulance raced to the Queens studio, where paramedics found nothing wrong with the gifted actor, who became a star in 1987 with his searing...
  • Leader of the dem lawyers says there's no fraud. Can someone please show this to the DUmmies?

    11/11/2004 8:13:38 AM PST · by MachineMan · 22 replies · 934+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | MachineMan
    ''No one would be more interested than me in finding out that we really won, but that ain't the case," said Jack Corrigan, a veteran Kerry adviser who led the Democrats' team of 3,600 attorneys who fanned out across the country on Election Day to address voting irregularities. ''I get why people are frustrated, but they did not steal this election," Corrigan said. ''There were a few problems here and there in the election. But unlike 2000, there is no doubt that they actually got more votes than we did, and they got them in the states that mattered." http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/11/10/internet_buzz_on_vote_fraud_is_dismissed/
  • Bay Area bluest in blue state

    10/31/2004 1:01:48 PM PST · by SmithL · 60 replies · 2,607+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/31/4 | Joe Garofoli
    Arriving home from the hospital after being treated for a heart attack, 84-year-old Carol Barnes inched up the steps into her Sunset District home and headed straight for her absentee ballot. "She said, 'That ... Bush, I can't allow him to be president again,' " said her son, Bo Barnes. " 'I want to vote for Kerry to make the world safe.' " Too exhausted to do more than cast votes for president and two propositions, the widow of an Army major signed the ballot and told her son they'd complete the rest later. Three days later, on Oct. 17,...
  • McCain for president in 2008

    10/30/2004 5:39:06 PM PDT · by PolishProud · 194 replies · 3,607+ views
    vanity | Oct 30, 2008 | polishproud
    In the Friday's edition of the Arizona Republic Chip Scutari opines that John McCain is the GOP front runner for 2008. He claims that McCain is the most "influential politician not living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave." He's a national statesman with star power to match Hillary Clinton. He has hosted Saturday Night Live, appeared on Letterman and Leno and is a constant fixture on the Sunday talk shows. Scutari goes on to write that If Kerry wins, McCain will run in 08. He can garner crossover vote from moderates and independents and will appeal to "pragmatic conservatives." McCain thinks there...
  • Prepare for Kerry Thugs Anger at Defeat

    10/29/2004 5:23:35 PM PDT · by JimB in Venice · 32 replies · 1,072+ views
    10/29/04 | Jim Boldebook
    Be Prepared for angry Kerry thugs and thug-ettes after Kerry's defeat.
  • George Soros Now Doubts a Kerry Victory (says will join a monastery if Bush wins)

    10/28/2004 2:14:18 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 262 replies · 15,862+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 10/28/04 | Dave Eberhart
    WASHIGTON, D.C. – Billionaire investor, donor to radical causes and political activist George Soros, speaking at the last hurrah event of his whirlwind anti-Bush tour, told a luncheon audience at the National Press Club: “Now that I am at the end of my tour, I am not reassured... The race is too close for comfort.” “I embarked on the tour because I was worried that the dramatic deterioration in Iraq did not produce the decisive lead for John Kerry I had confidently expected,” Soros conceded. Asked what he will do if George W. Bush wins another term, Soros lamented, “I...
  • Woman Arrested For Stealing Signs Speaks Out (update)

    10/26/2004 6:55:08 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 162 replies · 4,966+ views
    First Coast News (FL) ^ | 10/26/2004 | Maria Tsataros
    Fabiola Armitage is back on television, only instead of a campaign ad the focus has been on her mugshot. Armitage is a Kerry supporter and a strong believer in stem cell research. She's featured in an advertisement urging Floridians to vote against Amendment 3 on this year's ballot. The amendment would cap how much money a lawyer can make from a medical malpractice lawsuit. St. Johns County Sheriff Deputies arrested Armitage for grand theft and battery this week. They say she had 78 campaign signs supporting George Bush and Mel Martinez in her trunk. Armitage tells First Coast News that...
  • Gore Urges Angry Black Floridians to Vote

    10/24/2004 2:43:00 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 87 replies · 1,790+ views
    AP ^ | 10/24/04 | MIKE GLOVER
    Former Vice President Al Gore on Sunday told blacks embittered by his narrow loss in the 2000 presidential election that "it doesn't have to be this way" and urged them to turn anger into energy at the polls. "Don't turn it into angry acts or angry words," Gore said at one stop during a tour of mostly black churches. He also urged worshippers to take advantage of a state law that permits voting before Election Day, Nov. 2. "Early voting is a good idea," he said. "You want to give them plenty of time to count all the votes." Polls...
  • Gore Charges Bush With Prewar Deceit (gag alert)

    10/18/2004 8:38:55 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 14 replies · 550+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/19/2004 | Mike Allen
    Former vice president Al Gore finished a two-year series of policy addresses yesterday by accusing President Bush of deliberately suppressing information about Iraq that would have undermined his case for war. Gore said that he had previously resisted saying Bush intentionally deceived the public in the run-up to the invasion but that the evidence now shows "that in virtually every case the president chose to ignore -- and indeed often to suppress -- studies, reports, information, facts, that were directly contrary to the false impressions he was in the process of giving to the American people." Echoing a campaign theme...
  • Nirvana fans to mark Cobain death

    04/05/2004 7:01:19 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 71 replies · 493+ views
    BBC On Line/Entertainment ^ | Monday, 5 April, 2004 | staff writer
    Last Updated: Monday, 5 April, 2004, 07:35 GMT 08:35 UK Nirvana fans to mark Cobain death Fans sign a shrine in a London record shop Rock fans are expected to begin marking the 10th anniversary of the death of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain on Monday. Cobain, 27, was found dead with a gunshot wound at his home in Seattle, Washington, on 8 April 1994. It is believed he shot himself on 5 April. Fans of the influential singer usually mark the date with candlelit vigils in Seattle's Viretta Park. Former Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic said: "I go into privacy...
  • Lilly wins approval for injectable form of top-selling Zyprexa

    03/30/2004 3:31:39 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies · 247+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3-30-04 | MARK JEWELL, AP Business Writer
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Eli Lilly and Co. has won federal approval to sell an injectable version of its top-selling anti-psychotic Zyprexa, giving doctors a new option to quickly calm agitated patients.</p> <p>The Food and Drug Administration's approval of the new shot form of the eight-year-old drug is expected to supplement Zyprexa's tablet form, used for long-term treatment of schizophrenia and the manic stage of bipolar disorder. The faster-acting injectable version is designed for single or occasional uses in patients during episodes when they become agitated and in some cases violent.</p>
  • Columbia College Commencement Address - Tony Kushner (POMO NONSENSE - BARF ALERT!)

    06/09/2003 12:34:50 PM PDT · by MikalM · 9 replies · 598+ views
    Columbia University ^ | 6/01/03 | Tony Kushner
    COLUMBIA COLLEGE ADDRESS, Commencement June 1, 2003 Tony Kushner Thank you for this beautiful honor, and thank you for freeing me from the dark cave I've been sitting in all week; and by dark cave I mean a theater, I've been in the dark all week watching a director and designers and singers and crew try to put together an opera double bill for which I provided the English-language libretti.  Thank you for releasing me for the afternoon from that dark and anxiety-filled cavern of illusion and bidding me welcome to the bright daylight dazzle of your commencement, your impressive...
  • TED TURNED DOWN AS BAGHDAD BAIT

    03/19/2003 12:04:40 AM PST · by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY · 7 replies · 230+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 3/19/2003 | Paul Tharp
    <p>March 19, 2003 -- Ted Turner says he tried to go to Baghdad to cover the war live for CNN but wasn't allowed. Turner, the largest shareholder of CNN parent AOL Time Warner, volunteered for dangerous war-zone duty, but said his CNN executives believed he couldn't handle it.</p>