E J Dionne
"Washington, it seems, is still ruled by Reaganism" - Paul Krugman
“The Olbermanns, Hannitys, O'Reillys, Maddows and Becks of the TV world are more likely to say something that will anger a viewer, who might take it out on sponsors.” - David Bauder
Officials here say the aim is to free up both resources and jail space so that authorities can focus efforts on big-time traffickers wreaking havoc in Mexico. “This frees us from a flood of small crimes that have saturated our federal government and allows the authorities to go after big criminals,” said Bernardo Espino del Castillo, who works in the attorney general’s office in Mexico.
It also focuses on rehabilitation for repeat drug users, making treatment mandatory for abusers. As we reported earlier this year, the number of addicts in Mexico has grown in just six years by more than 50 percent, from 300,000 to 465,000, according to government statistics." Its estimated that 11,000 people have been killed from the Mexican drug wars, often spilling over the borders into the US. This may be a trial balloon to test both Mexico's and the US's attitudes, we've been seeing several opinion pieces written about legalizing drugs here in the US, so the actual proposals may be not very far down the road, waiting for us at the crossroads... gives new meaning to "free trade" agreement.
Kids taking ADHD drugs to get high or increase alertness may not realize that misuse of the drugs can cause serious, sometimes life-threatening symptoms, including agitation, rapid heartbeat, extremely high blood pressure.
"They say, 'It's FDA approved, how dangerous could it be?'" said Steve Pasierb, head of The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, based in New York.
In the study, researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center evaluated 1998-2005 data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers. During that time, nationwide calls related to teen abuse of ADHD drugs, specifically stimulants, increased from 330 to 581 yearly, and there were four deaths. Overall, 42 percent of teens involved had moderate to severe side-effects and most ended up getting emergency-room treatment." Every kid I grew up with that had Ritalin prescribed for them ended up pretty squirrelly, often landing in juvenile court. I know that the use of Ritalin has become commonplace, but its a form of speed, and the destructive side effects on ADHD users is the same for everyone else. The slogan from the '60's remains the same for the new, prescription designer drugs of choice: SPEED KILLS.. doctors and parents really should think twice before having speed given to their children, even if the schools try to force it on them... My personal observation is that most kids who develop ADHD get it from the schizophrenic way their parents treat them, when they yell at them when they were small children. I've watched it happen...
What white people like Glenn never comprehend is that thy will never have the street cred or justification to call other people racist because of their own racist beliefs, kinda nullifies anything he has to say on the subject. As an opinion placed on an Urban Radio forum said: "If you have been black long enough in this country you KNOW when you are around a racist. They don’t have to say a word, it’s the woman who holds her purse tighter when you walk past her or the white couple who don’t respond when you speak or the corporate executive who MIGHT hire you but with a glass ceiling in place and only long enough to find out how how black people think so that he can grow his business. The absolute WORST kind of racist is the one who ACTS like everybody else is one. I’m talking about Glen Beck. If Glen walked into a room full of black people he would probably pass out from the stress. It is BEYOND evident that this man is a racist but how convenient to point the finger at President Obama to steer the attention away from himself. "