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  • Child taken from womb by social services

    12/01/2013 11:46:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    telegraph ^ | November 30, 2013 | Colin Freeman
    A pregnant woman has had her baby forcibly removed by caesarean section by social workers. Essex social services obtained a High Court order against the woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and her child to be taken from her womb. The council said it was acting in the best interests of the woman, an Italian who was in Britain on a work trip, because she had suffered a mental breakdown. The baby girl, now 15 months old, is still in the care of social services, who are refusing to give her back to the mother, even though she...
  • ‘Genderqueer’ rising: Colleges welcome kids who identify as neither male nor female

    11/30/2013 10:24:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    OAKLAND, Calif. — The weekly meetings of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, always start the same way. Members take turns going around the room saying their names and the personal pronouns they want others to use when referring to them — she, he or something else. It’s an exercise that might seem superfluous given that Mills, a small and leafy liberal arts school historically referred to as the Vassar of the West, only admits women as undergraduates. Yet increasingly, the “shes” and “hers” that dominate...
  • Hemlock Society Founder Pushes for Euthanasia of Mentally Ill People

    11/05/2013 7:50:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 49 replies
    Life News.com ^ | 11/5/13 | Wesley J. Smith
    Hemlock Society Founder Pushes for Euthanasia of Mentally Ill People by Wesley J. Smith | LifeNews.com | 11/5/13 10:37 AM It really is astounding how the media continue to assume that assisted suicide/euthanasia is only for the terminally ill.HereÂ’s the latest example: Hemlock Society founder Derek Humphry was in Arizona advocating for assisted suicide for the mentally ill, and Arizona Star columnist Tim Steller is shocked!From the article: If you think the idea of assisted suicide is controversial, welcome to the farthest frontier in the debate. Announcing his visit to Tucson for two Nov. 23 presentations, Derek Humphry, a pioneer...
  • New: Obama Has WWII Memorial Barrycades Wired Together

    10/04/2013 7:08:29 AM PDT · by kristinn · 415 replies
    The Weekly Standard via Twitter ^ | Thursday, October 4, 2013 | John McCormack
    Day 4 of shutdown: Vets are going to need wire cutters to visit WWII memorial.The fences/barricades were not wired shut when I was here on Tuesday.
  • Transgender teen wants to be Pa. prom king

    04/25/2013 4:12:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 4/24/13
    A transgender teenager running for prom king at a central Pennsylvania school is upset because he's listed instead for prom queen. The York Dispatch and the York Daily Record report Red Lion Senior High School students who bought tickets for Saturday's prom were listed on the ballot for prom court. The newspapers say 18-year-old Issak Wolfe was campaigning for prom king when friends discovered he was listed by his birth name, Sierra Stambaugh, among the candidates for prom queen.
  • Beware: 11,000 psychotics on streets (Of New York City)

    12/30/2012 3:37:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/30/2012 | By GARY BUISO
    The city streets are teeming with thousands of mentally ill homeless people capable of psychotic acts of random violence if left untreated, experts warned yesterday. As many as 11,000 of the city’s 33,000 homeless adults have some form of mental illness, said D.J. Jaffe, executive director of the Mental Illness Policy Organization. Of that number, about 3,300 are potentially violent, Jaffe said. “When untreated, they’re capable of horrific acts,” said Jaffe. “The danger is that they’re so sick that they don’t know they’re sick, and their brain is incapable of regulating their own behavior.” He urged New Yorkers to be...
  • Five-Point Action Plan for President Obama to Reduce Violence by the Mentally Ill

    12/17/2012 12:19:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 17, 2012 | D. J. Jaffe
    President Obama said the federal government has to do something meaningful to prevent future shootings, like the recent massacre of 26 children and adults at a school in Newtown, Connecticut.  Here is what the federal government can do to prevent violence related to mental illness:1. Start demonstration projects of Assisted Outpatient Treatment (e.g. Kendra’s Law in New York, Laura’s Law in California) throughout the country. AOT allows courts to order individuals with mental illness to stay in treatment as a condition of living in the community. It is only applicable to the most seriously ill who have a history of violence, incarceration, or...
  • 50-year-old transsexual ‘woman’ makes college basketball debut: video

    12/11/2012 8:39:49 AM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    lsn ^ | 12.11.2012 | Ben Johnson
    SAN PABLO, CA, December 10, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Gabrielle Ludwig is not like any other woman on the basketball courts, or in the locker rooms, in Santa Clara Community College’s junior team. Gabrielle is a foot taller than every other player and has significantly more upper body strength. That’s because the 50-year-old player was born Robert John Ludwig, a man. He still bears the tattoos of his service in Operation Desert Storm. This turn at college basketball is his second. His first stint in 1980 was as a man at Nassau Community College. After his sex change operation this summer...
  • Public Nudity Ban Considered in SF (News from another world)

    11/19/2012 7:59:39 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/18/12 | Alyssa Newcomb
    San Franciscans may be forced to wear clothes outside of their homes and some nude activists aren't pleased. City lawmakers are scheduled to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that, if passed, would make it illegal for anyone over the age of 5 to expose their genitals in public. Exemptions will be made for parades and festivals held under a city permit, according to the ordinance. A group of activists filed a federal lawsuit against the city on Wednesday, asking that a judge issue a temporary restraining order to stop the vote on Tuesday and provide the court enough time to...
  • State Department of Health defends seeking forced abortion for mentally ill woman

    BOSTON, January 19, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After news broke this week that the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) was seeking to force a mentally ill woman to abort her child, the state agency has dug in its heels in the face of widespread outrage, defending its decision in a statement to the Boston Herald this week. The DMH had filed a petition to have the parents of a 32-year-old mentally ill woman appointed as the woman’s temporary guardians for the purpose of forcing her to have an abortion. The woman, who is identified in court documents under the pseudonym...
  • Crime Surging at "Occupier" Sites - Scenes From "Lord of the Flies"

    10/20/2011 10:25:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 20, 2011 | JWF
    As the national media continues to promote the idea that these absurd "Occupy" protests demonstrate some groundswell of popular opinion, reports continue to emerge from localized media showing how ugly these encampments are becoming. A report out of Cleveland that  police are investigating a rape claim made by a 19-year-old woman last weekend has received little attention. Do you suppose if a rape claim was made against a tea partier that it would receive more attention?It's gotten so bad in Baltimore that organizers are discouraging alleged victims from going to the police (maybe they should go to Sheriff Biden).Meanwhile,...
  • I don't wanna work! I just want to occupy wall st. all day!(music video)

    10/14/2011 9:55:01 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 1 replies
    A video about the occupy wall street bums. CAUTION! SCARY PHOTOS w/Nudity and violence! Viewer discretion advised!
  • McCain Campaign Considered Not Letting Palin Be Sworn In if They Won (McCain stabs Palin)

    In 2008, John McCain's campaign team discussed whether they should let Sarah Palin be sworn in as vice-president if they were to win the election, according to campaign staffer Nicolle Wallace. "There certainly were discussions -- not for long because of the arc the campaign took -- but certainly there were discussions about whether, if they were to win, it would be appropriate for her to be sworn in," Wallace tells Time's Claire Suddath. In her new novel, It's Classified, Wallace has a character -- a mentally ill female vice-president -- which she says is based on her experience working...
  • Now That Homosexuals Can Serve 'Openly' Will They Obey DoD Directives?

    09/23/2011 5:08:35 PM PDT · by RetSignman · 82 replies
    Department of Defense - Directive ^ | Sept. 23, 2011 | RetSignman
    SUBJECT: Political Activities by Members of the Armed Forces References: (a) DoD Directive 1344.10, “Political Activities by Members of the Armed Forces on Active Duty,” August 2, 2004 (hereby canceled) (b) Sections 973, 888, 101, and Chapter 47 of title 10, United States Code (c) DoD Instruction 1334.1, “Wearing of the Uniform,” October 26, 2005 (d) Section 441a of title 2, United States Code (e) through (i), see Enclosure 1
  • Cops Saw Video of Deadly Incident With Kelly Thomas Before Writing Reports

    08/12/2011 6:18:13 AM PDT · by truthkeeper · 83 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 12, 2011 | Richard Winton and Abby Sewel
    Fullerton's acting police chief acknowledged Thursday that the department had allowed police officers involved in a deadly encounter with a homeless man to watch a video that captures the incident before writing their reports about it. Acting Chief Kevin Hamilton said supervisors allowed the review so that the officers would have a chance to refresh their memory and write an accurate account of the incident involving Kelly Thomas. But the practice is at odds with the way many other police departments deal with serious use-of-force cases. The LAPD's former inspector general, Jeffrey Eglash, said that allowing police to look at...
  • Hard-Left Radio Host Mike Malloy: When Will Navy SEALs Take Out Death-Dealing George W. Bush?

    05/04/2011 1:25:11 PM PDT · by Sneakyuser · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 05/04/2011 | Tim Graham
    If any American with a patriotic pulse listened to the Mike Malloy radio show, they would have been shocked on Monday night when Malloy outrageously suggested that Navy SEALs should have shot former president George W. Bush, and not Osama bin Laden.
  • Lib radio host: When Will Navy SEALs 'drop in' on George W. Bush?

    05/04/2011 2:02:50 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 35 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 04, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    "So when does Seal Unit 6, or whatever it's called, drop in on George Bush? Bush was responsible for a lot more death, innocent death, than bin Laden. Wasn't he, or am I wrong here?," Liberal radio talk show host Mike Malloy said on his show Monday evening.
  • Amanda Stocksell charged with assault for going after lesbian partner's male lover with bat: cops

    03/22/2011 2:56:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 22, 2011 | Larry McShane
    This couple has different ideas about swinging. An Iowa woman who caught her live-in girlfriend in bed with a man went after the guy with a baseball bat - landing at least three blows, a police report charged.
  • Time to fight the 'madness lobby'

    01/15/2011 2:08:02 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 14, 2011 | Rich Lowry
    In his Tucson speech, Presi dent Obama rightly said that "terrible things happen for reasons that defy human understanding." Why that morning? Why Gabby Giffords? These and other questions can't be answered, but at a more pedestrian level, the massacre isn't so mysterious: Someone displaying all the symptoms of untreated schizophrenia killed people. This is not an extraordinarily rare or inexplicable occurrence. According to the psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey, 4 million people in the United States have serious mental illnesses, and 1.8 million of them go untreated. Two hundred thousand are homeless, and 300,000 are in jail or prison. Tormented...
  • Lesbian couple ejected from mall meet with property managers

    10/17/2010 4:37:53 PM PDT · by Justaham · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-17-10
    A lesbian couple who say they were asked to leave a North Carolina shopping center after sharing a kiss and a hug met with the center's property manager on Saturday. "We welcomed the opportunity to sit down with the women and offer our sincere regrets over last week's incident," said George York, president of York Properties, which manages the Cameron Village shopping center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The incident took place Wednesday at Cameron Village. Caitlin Breedlove told CNN Raleigh affiliate WRAL that she and her partner were being affectionate, but appropriate with one another, when a security officer asked...
  • Chris Matthews - 'Obama is Almost Perfect'; Joan Walsh - 'He's the American Dream'

    Chris Matthews almost got another tingle up his leg on national television Tuesday talking about how wonderful Barack Obama is.
  • The malignant malice of Chris Matthews

    08/30/2010 9:08:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 30, 2010 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    MSNBC political pundit Chris Matthews was so smitten with the President's speechifying that stirring electrical currents physically manifested in his body. The separation-of-church-and-state commentator admitted he "cried over an Obama speech" and "compared him to Jesus."  Completely infatuated, Matthews openly gushed when Barack spoke: "I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often." Apparently, Chris's tingle didn't cease with his legs; based on the MSNBC anchor's pre-Glen Beck rally comments, the current traveled straight to his race-baiting brain.  The night prior to the Glen Beck-hosted gathering, Chris Matthews felt it was his patriotic...
  • Disco-Ball Dresses and Spandex. A dispatch from transgender camp for kids.

    08/12/2010 5:29:48 PM PDT · by Salman · 25 replies
    Slate ^ | Aug. 2, 2010 | Bedford Hope
    he face of a young man in a baseball cap fills the screen at the center of a circle of 30 or so children. "It's Johnny!" they yell, meaning Johnny Weir, the "flamboyant," figure-skating Olympian.* The kids are part of an annual gathering of gender-variant and transgender kids—kids born boys who look and act like girls. Outside of this camp weekend, it's rare for them to hear "how great I think you all are … being true to yourselves," as Weir tells them. He says he loves the electric-blue spandex suit with the lime-green lightning bolt designed by one boy....
  • Video: Palin Protester Hates the Constitution and is a Communist

    07/04/2010 7:35:41 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 6/28/10 | Conservativenewsnetwork
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_YtKL4_UGw&feature=channel Well folks in case you wanted to know what the anti palin crowd is all about here it is right here. I said it before I say it again. They are against the 2nd amendment they are against all the amendments. This proves it.
  • GPs agree to waive privacy of mentally ill gun owners (UK)

    06/15/2010 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 17 replies · 335+ views
    Guardian Co.uk ^ | June 14th 2010 | Vikram Dodd
    Doctors have agreed to breach their duty of medical confidentiality to patients who own guns if they fear they have become so seriously mentally ill they may use their weapons on themselves or the public, the Guardian has learned. GPs say they will tell the police if a gun owner's deteriorating health makes him or her a serious danger to the public, without the patient giving consent to their medical privacy being breached. In order for doctors to know which patients have guns, the medical records of patients holding or applying for firearms licences would be "flagged". The agreement comes...
  • Bill Maher Disappointed Obama Isn’t A ‘Real Black President’ With A Gun In His Pants

    05/30/2010 11:12:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies · 1,272+ views
    Mediaite ^ | May 29, 2010 | Frances Martel
    If you thought Glenn Beck putting on an evil witch voice to imitate Malia Obama was offensive, this one is going to blow your socks off. Last night, Bill Maher lamented President Barack Obama’s “professorial” personality, noting with a hint of betrayal in his voice that he was expecting a “real black president”– you know, the kind that “lifts up his shirt so they can see the gun in his pants.”No, that really is the entire joke, which you can watch below. After making a quip about former president George W. Bush making an unfortunate reappropriation of his famous Hurricane...
  • Maher: Obama Not Acting Like A "Real Black" President

    05/30/2010 2:32:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies · 1,454+ views
    HBO's Bill Maher: "I thought when we elected a black president, we were going to get a black president. You know, this [BP oil spill] is where I want a real black president. I want him in a meeting with the BP CEOs, you know, where he lifts up his shirt where you can see the gun in his pants. That's -- (in black man voice) 'we've got a motherfu**ing problem here?' Shoot somebody in the foot."
  • Scary ObamaCare Cuts in Medicare Revealed!

    03/26/2010 5:05:06 PM PDT · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 46 replies · 1,225+ views
    ConservativeAmerican.org ^ | 3/26/2010 | Peter Andrew
    "...in 2010 Medicare cuts to inpatient psychological hospitals begin on July 1st. So, the government will pay less, for fewer people, for those who suffer from mental illness... You can hear the Democrats planning this; “Hey! Cut the Crazies, no one will care!” ...Medicare Advantage cuts kick in in 2011. It doesn’t stop there, they also make Medicare cuts in home health care! ...There will be Medicare cuts in 2011 for seniors who use diagnostic imaging like MRI’s, CT scans, etc... No new physician-owned hospitals will be able to get Medicare for anything! 2011 brings cuts in Medicare payments to......
  • Bride Arrested After Baring Breasts at Own Wedding Party (Gay Civil Ceremony)

    03/23/2010 12:28:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 79 replies · 4,414+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 Mar 2010
    A bride was arrested at her own wedding party after baring her breasts at a doorman - and then hitting him over the head with her red stiletto shoe.Sharon Hancox, 40, spent her first night of marriage in police cells after the row at the champagne reception for her lesbian wedding to her new wife. A court heard Hancox had drunk up to eight pints of lager and champagne at the party after their gay civil ceremony. ut the court heard she had a row with club doorman David Jenkins over allowing an unwelcome guest into the wedding function....
  • Pentagon gun traced to Memphis police (mild barfer)

    03/14/2010 11:03:14 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 34 replies · 757+ views
    AP via MSNBC.com ^ | 03/10/2010 | Staff
    Some departments sell or trade weapons seized in criminal cases. WASHINGTON - Two guns used in high-profile shootings this year at the Pentagon and a Las Vegas courthouse both came from the same unlikely place: the police and court system of Memphis, Tenn. Law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that both guns were once seized in criminal cases in Memphis. The officials described how the weapons made their separate ways from an evidence vault to gun dealers and to the shooters.
  • Pelosi and the Tea Party 'Share Views'

    02/28/2010 6:20:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 956+ views
    Pelosi and the Tea Party 'Share Views' February 28, 2010 8:15 AM House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has much in common with the Tea Party. The speaker now says she shares views with movement she dismissed last summer as being “Astroturf” -- her suggestion that the grassroots of the Tea Party were a creation of the Republican Party. In a “This Week” interview with ABC’s Elizabeth Vargas, Pelosi said, “We share some of the views of the Tea Partiers in terms of the role of special interest in Washington, D.C., as -- it just has to stop. And that's...
  • National GOP vets new challengers for Grayson

    10/30/2009 4:51:23 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 22 replies · 835+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10/28/09 | Mark K. Matthews and David Damron
    National Republicans met with two potential challengers to U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson on Wednesday as the GOP establishment continued to search for a candidate who can topple the outspoken freshman Democrat... State Rep. Eric Eisnaugle, R-Orlando, and businessman Bruce O'Donoghue sat down with GOP lawmakers and strategists from the National Republican Congressional Committee in meetings that participants described as productive -- although no verdict was reached. "It's great to see that these folks are very serious about the direction that this country is going," said O'Donoghue, who wouldn't commit to run. "This race is going to draw national attention, and...
  • Rosie O'Donnell and "Wife" headed for divorce

    10/21/2009 7:48:19 AM PDT · by meandog · 101 replies · 4,636+ views
    Us Magazine ^ | 10.21.09
    Rosie O'Donnell has confirmed that she and longtime girlfriend Kelli Carpenter are on the rocks. In a new interview with USA Today, she says, "We're a family. We will remain a family forever. And we are working on our issues." The 47-year-old O'Donnell -- who has been suggesting a split on her blog -- wouldn't confirm a National Enquirer report that Carpenter, 42, has moved out of their Nyack, NY, home and into Manhattan. (USA Today notes that Carpenter was not at the house during the interview.) Meet Rosie O'Donnell and other stars' surprise BFFs "We're a family, we remain...
  • Uighur detainee seeks to stay in Guantánamo - to mind brother

    09/28/2009 6:20:08 PM PDT · by Saije · 10 replies · 627+ views
    Irish Times ^ | 9/28/2009 | Del Quintin Wilbur
    BAHTIYAR MAHNUT, a detainee at the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay, learned a few weeks ago that the Pacific island nation of Palau had invited him to settle there. It should have been cause for celebration, especially for a man who desperately wants to be free. But, to the surprise of his lawyers, Bahtiyar has turned down the offer. He wishes to remain a prisoner, they say, so he can look after his older brother, a fellow detainee. The brothers’ saga, as related by their attorneys and military records, could transpire only in the context of Guantánamo Bay and...
  • Barack Obama: world leaders 'see me as a conservative [Kenya?]

    09/20/2009 7:18:41 PM PDT · by mathprof · 76 replies · 3,881+ views
    telegraph UK ^ | 9/20/09 | Alex Spillius in Washington
    President Barack Obama may be regarded as a Communist trying to nationalise health care by his fiercest detractors at home, but other world leaders see him as a conservative, he declared on Sunday. Asked about the antipathy aroused by his stimulus bill, health reform plans, and takeover of ailing banks, the president revealed that the stinging domestic criticism has bemused other politicians whose politics are ostensibly to the Right of his. "I can't tell you how many foreign leaders, who are heads of centre-right governments, say to me 'I don't understand why people would call you socialist, in my country...
  • A naked million

    05/24/2009 9:59:03 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 1,410+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/24/9 | Debra J. Saunders
    In 1992, after he stopped wearing clothes to his UC Berkeley classes, Andrew Martinez was something of a walking only-in-Berserkeley joke as the campus' own Naked Guy. But his life was no laughing matter. Around 1997, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. In 2003, he was arrested for assaulting a staff member at a halfway house where he was a resident. He spent the next 21/2 years in Santa Clara County jail, its acute psychiatric unit, Napa and Atascadero state hospitals - until at age 33, he killed himself by suffocating himself with a plastic bag in a jail cell on...
  • Santa Clara County agrees to pay $1 million in lawsuit over Naked Guy's suicide

    05/18/2009 6:40:23 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 44 replies · 2,120+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 18 May 2009 | Sandra Gonzales
    Santa Clara County agrees to pay $1 million in lawsuit over Naked Guy's suicide To many, Luis Andrew Martinez was simply the Naked Guy — a Berkeley fixture who gained national notoriety in the 1990s for refusing to wear clothes. About 10 years later, on May 18, 2006, isolated and alone in a Santa Clara County Jail cell, Martinez — a diagnosed schizophrenic — tied a plastic bag around his head and killed himself. Today — on the third anniversary of his death — lawyers for his family plan to announce a $1 million settlement reached with Santa Clara County,...
  • McCain: Homeowners need help with burden of loans [plus guest workers, remarks on Tea Parties]

    04/16/2009 6:49:17 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Tucson Citizen, Tucson, Ariz. | 2009-04-16
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  • The world's strangest men wandering the (Masschusetts)State House (transgender pictures)

    04/14/2009 1:02:45 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 57 replies · 2,617+ views
    MassResistance ^ | April 14, 2009
    All of the people in the four pictures below are men - on Transgender Lobby Day last Tuesday, April 7! If this bill passes, it will be a crime to make any critical comments on this. In fact, this very report could be considered criminal "hate speech" punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine.
  • Sub teacher in Dickinson school video lives in home for mentally ill

    02/17/2009 7:10:22 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 4 replies · 654+ views
    southbendtribune.com ^ | 02/17/09 | JOSEPH DITS
    She never revealed mental illness to officials; it’s difficult to screen in hiring SOUTH BEND — It may still puzzle the public as to why a substitute teacher sat and watched as an eighth-grade classroom play-fought at Dickinson Intermediate Center two weeks ago. A student caught the scene on video for seven minutes and posted it to the Internet site YouTube.com. On the video, you hear students giggling as they jostle each other around. The video has since been removed. The Tribune has since learned the substitute lives in a local home for people with chronic mental illness. The residents...
  • civil commitment of homeless who are mentally disturbed already on the books

    02/09/2009 12:32:14 PM PST · by mainestategop · 7 replies · 827+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | 2/9/2009 | MainestateGOP
    On several forums and blogs such a freerepublic, there have been debates about civil commitment and expanding laws and state hospitals and hospital psyche wards. What is disturbing is that many, even Conservatives and libertarians are more than willing to sacrifice civil liberties and safeguards against government tyranny to clear the streets of the homeless mentally ill and other similar individuals. But the truth is that there is on the books in nearly every state, provisions that allow the involuntary commitment of those who are unable to care for themselves due to so called mental illnesses that they suffer from...
  • Al Gore: The entire polar ice cap will disappear within 5 years

    12/13/2008 3:25:48 PM PST · by jsh3180 · 126 replies · 4,038+ views
    Video of the Goreacle speaking in Germany this past week.
  • AP: GOP Convention Protesters Create 'Marketplace of Ideas'

    08/05/2008 5:27:44 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 7 replies · 102+ views
    publiusforum.com ^ | 08/05/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Talk about a puff piece, this Associated Press short is a story with absolutely no substance. Not only that but after seeing the headline and then reading the story, one is hard pressed to believe they belong together. This Amy Forliti puffery is incongruously headlined "Protesters expected to transform the streets outside GOP convention into marketplace of ideas," yet there isn't any discussion at all of any such "marketplace" or about any real "ideas" in the story. In fact, the only "ideas" are ages old, stale and losing their grip among more Americans everyday. Oh, Forliti talks about protests filled...
  • Suspect was turned away day of Capitol Hill killing

    02/02/2008 10:40:26 PM PST · by LucyJo · 9 replies · 220+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 2, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    The day James Anthony Williams allegedly stabbed to death a stranger on Capitol Hill, the homeless, mentally ill ex-convict showed up at his probation officer's office agitated, defensive and, the officer wrote, "barely able to hold himself together." Despite intense concerns about Williams' paranoid schizophrenia and violent behavior, the probation officer gave Williams a pair of Metro bus tickets and told him to come back in three days.
  • Senate passes gun bill in response to rampage

    12/19/2007 3:47:55 PM PST · by RDTF · 118 replies · 182+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 19, 2007 | Thomas Ferraro
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress, prodded by the deadliest shooting rampage in modern American history, passed legislation on Wednesday designed to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. Without objection, the Senate and House of Representatives approved the measure, which would bolster background checks for gun buyers, and sent it to President George W. Bush to sign.
  • Montell Williams threatens 17 year-old girl: "...find where you live and blow you up"

    12/01/2007 11:21:11 AM PST · by The Eagle Bomb · 62 replies · 195+ views
    Savannah Morning News ^ | Dec. 1 2007 | Scott M Larson
    Television talk-show host Montel Williams threatened to find and "blow up" the homes of three Savannah Morning News reporters Friday while he was in town promoting free prescriptions for poor people. ...snip... "As we were preparing to film, Montel walked up with his bodyguard and got in Courtney Scott's face pointing his finger telling her, 'Don't look at me like that. Do you know who I am? I'm a big star, and I can look you up, find where you live and blow you up,' " Cosey said. "At this time he was pointing randomly at all of us." "He...
  • anti-American Communist disrupted a 9/11 celebration at SF State.

    09/13/2007 4:46:37 PM PDT · by Exton1 · 15 replies · 597+ views
    SF Republicans ^ | 9/11/07 | SF Republicans
    The mentally ill, anti-American Communist disrupted a 9/11 celebration at SF State. SF has been infected by the illness and we should start thinking of ways to take away the power these leftist have. See video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZMgIKZUvFQ
  • Socialized Health Care : Builder loses nuts and bolts

    08/09/2007 2:31:05 PM PDT · by llevrok · 27 replies · 517+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | Aug 9, 2007 | JAMIE PYATT
    BUILDING boss Howard Shelley carried out the ultimate DIY conversion — by CASTRATING himself so he could become a woman. The 42-year-old dad of two decided on the drastic move after being told he would have to wait at least two years for a sex change on the NHS. He found a website which gave a step-by-step guide to the eye-watering home surgery, then waited till wife Janet went out before setting to work with a kitchen knife in the loo. With the job done, he wrapped his severed appendages in a cloth and dropped them in the bin. Then...
  • Russian dissidents called mentally ill - Soviet-era practice revived

    08/07/2007 2:51:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies · 536+ views
    chicagotribune.com ^ | August 7, 2007 | Alex Rodriguez
    MURMANSK, Russia - Heavy sedatives keep Larisa Arap languishing in a woozy haze at a mental asylum, the victim not of a troubled mind, her family says, but of a Soviet-era practice that continues to muzzle and punish dissent in today's Russia. Earlier this summer, Arap, an activist with former chess champion Garry Kasparov's opposition movement, co-wrote an article that alleged abusive practices at local psychiatric clinics. When Arap appeared at a Murmansk clinic to pick up a routine medical certificate July 5, a doctor called police and had her taken to a local asylum. The doctors handling Arap's case...
  • Bedlam: Prisons and the Mentally Ill

    08/07/2007 12:20:01 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 61 replies · 1,051+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 8/6/2007 | Mark Earley
    In the 16th century, London’s mentally ill were often kept at Bethlem Royal Hospital. The conditions inside the hospital were notoriously poor. Patients were often chained to the floor and the noise was so great that Bethlem was more likely to drive a man crazy than to cure him. The conditions were so infamous that the nickname locals gave the hospital—Bedlam—has come to mean any scene of great confusion. Unfortunately five hundred years later, we’re still treating the mentally ill more like prisoners than patients. Fifty years ago, more than 550 thousand people were institutionalized in public mental hospitals. Today,...