The Intellectual Insurgent
in·sur·gent (n-sûrjnt) adj. One who acts contrary to the established leadership (as of a political party, union, or corporation) or its decisions and policies
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
The Role Of The Media
CBS Reporter Scott Pelley: "But the American people, sir, believe that your country is a terrorist nation, exporting terrorism in the world. You must have known that visiting the World Trade Center site would infuriate many Americans."
Mahmoud Ahmedinejad: "Well, I'm amazed. How can you speak for the whole of the American nation? You are representing a media and you're a reporter. The American nation is made up of 300 million people. There are different points of view over there."
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
The Law Of Cause And Effect
Suicide rates among all American young people, ages 10 to 24, fell 28 percent from 1990-2003.
But in 2004 it shot back up, driven largely by increases among females aged 10-19 and males aged 15-19.
You would think, if you read this sterile article from another corporate paid "journalist", that this fact arose from nowhere, as a result of nothing. The Associated Press and other corporate-owned news outlets like to pretend that the law of cause and effect does not exist or, at least, they would like us to think as much.
As it turns out, a report from Medco Health Solutions, charting their own prescription drug claims (this does not include claims submitted to all the other health insurers out there), found that the number of teens, especially girls, taking prescription drugs for type 2 diabetes, sleep problems, and other illnesses is up.
From a review of prescription drug claims for some 370,000 boys and girls ages 10-19, increases were also seen in drugs for attention deficit disorder (ADHD) drugs, antidepressants, type 1 diabetes, antipsychotics, and sleep aids -- with girls leading the growth in all of those drug classes.
Cause and effect?