Archive for September, 2010

Surprise! You are now mentally ill

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Are Independent Thinkers Mentally Ill?  Mark Nestmann September 16, 2010

Do you question authority? Fail to accept conventional wisdom?  Lose your temper when you hear a politician make a promise that you know he or she can’t keep?  If so, you may be mentally ill, according to the most recent revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).  Psychiatrists hope to add dozens of new mental disorders.  Many of these so-called illnesses target people who merely think or behave differently from the majority population.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) DSM defines ODD as “an ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior toward authority figures.”  Symptoms include losing one’s temper, annoying people and being “touchy.”  Other “disorders” include antisocial behavior, arrogance, cynicism and narcissism.   Sounds like many of my readers!ODD can evolve into Conduct Disorder (CD) defined by DSM  “wherein the rights of others or social norms are violated.” 

So violating “social norms” is now a mental illness as well.Let’s connect the dots, shall we?  There’s a long and sordid history of governments using psychiatry for political repression.  In the Soviet Union, thousands of political prisoners were detained in mental hospitals.  There they were isolated from friends and family, and many cases, forcibly medicated.  Nazi Germany went even further: it murdered over 180,000 psychiatric patients.  Laws in most states allow child protective services agencies to forcibly medicate your children.  Indeed, if you fail to administer drugs ordered by a physician or have your children submit to vaccinations, you can be imprisoned.

As The Washington Post observed: 

“If seven-year-old Mozart tried composing his concertos today, he might be diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and medicated into barren normality.”

The conversion of personality differences into psychiatric disorders with forced medication of children is a dangerous trend.  It is but a short step to extend these laws to adults who have a pattern of “negativistic, defiant, disobedient and hostile behavior toward authority figures.”  I’d prefer a different approach: institutionalizing the psychiatrists that came up with all these new disorders.  Perhaps we could call their condition “overmedication psychosis.” And those of us with ODD, CD, or who simply don’t like the government telling us how to live our lives could breathe a bit easier. 

Comment #1       Didn’t you expect this from the Government?  First young males get medicated for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) to destroy them.  Second, the males that missed being diagnosed with ADHD now get their own control diagnosis called ODD and CD.  Third, time to watch for the food police telling us what to eat.    

Sincerely, Tom Atoes

Comment #2     If you are ADHD, ODD, or CD, then you are a mental health patient.  Mental patients are stripped of their 2nd Amendment rights, and therefore not allowed to own a firearm.  Very very sneaky your Federal Government, gun control by the Psychiatrist’s couch.  It is true, your Federal Government really does fear its Citizens.

Mono Poly (Indonesia)

American Minute for September 10th:

Friday, September 10th, 2010

    The Son of one of the Boston Tea Party “Indians,” he graduated from Harvard and eventually became Massachusetts Speaker of the House. At age 32, he was appointed the youngest Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, where he served 34 years and helped establish the illegality of the slave trade in the Amistad case. His name was Joseph Story, and he died SEPTEMBER 10, 1845. A founder of Harvard Law School, Justice Joseph Story stated in Vidal v. Girard’s Executors, 1844: “Where can the purest principles of morality be learned so clearly or so perfectly as from the New Testament?” Appointed to the Supreme Court by James Madison, the person who introduced the First Amendment, Justice Joseph Story commented on it in his Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States, 1840: “At the time of the adoption…of the Amendment…the general, if not the universal, sentiment in America was, that Christianity ought to receive encouragement from the State.” Justice Story continued: “The real object of the First Amendment was not to countenance, much less to advance Mohammedanism, or Judaism, or infidelity, by prostrating Christianity, but to exclude all rivalry among Christian sects.”

http://www.americanminute.com/

God or Federal Courts, who is correct

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

50 state constitutions acknowledge God,                                      and the ACLU & Federal Courts say the USA is secular.    

Alabama 1901, Preamble We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution.. 
Alaska 1956, Preamble We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land. 
Arizona 1911, Preamble We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution… 
Arkansas 1874, Preamble We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government… 
California 1879, Preamble We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom… 
Colorado 1876, Preamble We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe… 
Connecticut 1818, Preamble. The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy. 
Delaware 1897, Preamble
 Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences. 
Florida 1885, Preamble We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution… 
Georgia 1777, Preamble We, the people of Georgia, relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution… 
Hawaii 1959, Preamble We , the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine Guidance … Establish this Constitution. 
Idaho 1889, Preamble We, the people o f the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings.  
Illinois 1870, Preamble We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil , political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors. 
Indiana 1851, Preamble We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government. 
Iowa 1857, Preamble We, the People of the St ate of Iowa, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings, establish this Constitution. 
Kansas 1859, Preamble We, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution. 
Kentucky 1891, Preamble. We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties.
Louisiana 1921, Preamble We, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy. 
Maine 1820, Preamble We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity, and imploring His aid and direction. 
Maryland 1776, Preamble We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty
Massachusetts 1780, Preamble We…the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction . 
Michigan 1908, Preamble.   We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, establish this Constitution. 
Minnesota, 1857, Preamble We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings: 
Mississippi 1890, Preamble We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Al mighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work. 
Missouri 1845, Preamble We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness. Establish this Constitution… 
Montana 1889, Preamble. We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution..
Nebraska 1875, Preamble We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom. Establish this Constitution. 
Nevada 1864, Preamble We the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, establish this Constitution… 
New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. V Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience. 
New Jersey 1844, Preamble We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, an d looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors. 
New Mexico 1911, Preamble We, the People of Ne w Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty.. 
New York 1846, Preamble We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings. 

North Carolina 1868, Preamble We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those… 
North Dakota 1889, Preamble We , the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain… 
Ohio 1852, Preamble We the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common. 
Oklahoma 1907, Preamble Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty, establish this 
Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I Section 2. All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences  
Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance…. 
Rhode Island 1842, Preamble. We the People of the State of Rhode Island grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing… 
South Carolina, 1778, Preamble We, the people of he State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution. 
South Dakota 1889, Preamble We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties.  
Tennessee 1796, Art. XI.III. That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience… 
Texas 1845, Preamble We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God. 
Utah 1896, Preamble Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution. 
Vermont 1777, Preamble Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man. 
Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator can be directed only by Reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other 
Washington 1889, Preamble We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution 
West Virginia 1872, Preamble Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God … 
Wisconsin 1848, Preamble We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Al mighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility… 
Wyoming 1890, Preamble We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties, establish this Constitution…

2 Year Reprieve until Largest Tax Hike Ever Jan 1, 2013

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Expiration of 2001 and 2003 Tax Relief taxes for investors, small business, families  

Personal income tax rates increase  10% to 15%     25% to 28%     28% to 31%     33% to 36%     35% to 39.6%   phase out of itemized deductions and personal exemptions

Higher taxes on marriage and family  Marriage penalty returns… child tax credit will be cut in half…standard deduction decreases for married couples…cut dependent care tax credit

Death Tax Returns from the grave   from 0% to unbelievable 55%

Capital gains   15% rises to 20%  (33% increase)

Dividends   15% to 43.4%   (289% increase)
Obamacare   over twenty new or higher taxes in Obamacare

Tanning Tax   10% excise tax on tanning salons

HSA Withdrawal Tax Hike   non-medical withdrawals 10% to 20% (100% increase)

Brand Name Drug Tax   drug manufacturers’ taxes increases medicine’s price 

IRA agents   given arbitrary power to tax and disallow legal deductions

AMT   taxes 28 million families up from 4 million last year

Business Equipment deduction   all purchases must be depreciated over 10-25yrs

Business Taxes   scores of tax hikes on business… loss of the R&D tax credit

Education   lost deduction for tuition, fees, and loan interest