Pharmaceutical Industry and Psychiatry – Conjoined Twins Joined at the Wallet

(OpEdNews) – “Unlimited spending! Schedule all the programs you can.” That was the management directive announced at the regional business meeting I attended when I first became a pharmaceutical rep. When I heard the announcement I felt like I was on an Enron train that was roaring down the tracks, and the company expected everyone to be on board. The company was giving its sales force unlimited funds to hire physicians as paid speakers, sometimes to influence other physicians to prescribe the company’s drugs, at other times to simply financially reward physicians who wrote high volumes of prescriptions every month for the company’s drugs.

Former Merck regional sales manager, Gene Carbona, told the New York Times that the only thing the company considered when selecting physicians to provide presentations was “the volume or potential volume of prescribing that the doctor could do.” This is true of all pharmaceutical companies. According to The Wall Street Journal (August 31, 2009), Eli Lilly alone paid physicians $22 million dollars in just the first quarter of 2009.

The higher a physician is on the influential ladder, the greater the financial rewards to be reaped. Pharmaceutical companies pay influential leaders who can sway public opinion and influence research. And the area of medicine receiving the greatest amount of pharmaceutical money is psychiatry. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the most drug industry financially supported medical association. In July 2008, Senator Charles Grassley’s demands that the APA provide an accounting of its finances revealed that in 2006 the pharmaceutical industry accounted for about 30 percent of the APA’s financing; more than $20 million dollars. Read More Here

Video: Drugging Our Children – Side Effects

(CCHRINT) – 20 million children are taking psychiatric drugs, and parents, legislators and the general public are not being given the documented risks from international drug regulatory agencies and medical journals. CCHR has created a one of a kind psychiatric drug database containing all international warnings and studies on psychiatric drugs in an easy to search online database. People can search for drugs like Ritalin, Adderall, Prozac, Zoloft, Seroquel (any brand name drug) or by drug class such as antidepressant, antipsychotic or stimulant. They can also search all adverse reactions to psychiatric drugs that have been reported to the U.S. FDA between 2004-2008. Continue reading NY Times Money Shot

( – The screenshot below comes from the NY Times article ”This Land: Redwood Hideaway for Elite Goes on, But Protest Days Fade“, by Dan Barry. The print edition came out on July 28th, the article was released online on July 27th.  BLAM! Dedication pays off, and my efforts were not in vain as the article states! Look at that beautiful banner, the NY Times could have cropped out the Architects and Engineers website, but did not, so thanks to the editors. – Brian Romanoff


(SchiffReport) – Video: Dollar, Fed, GDP, Japan, Bailouts – View Video Here

(InflationUS) – Video: Food Storage Basics, Preparing for Hyperinflation

(WSJ) – Mortgage Rates Fall Again; 30-Year Fixed At 4.54% – Freddie – Read More Here

(AP) – AP survey: A bleaker outlook for economy into 2011 – Read More Here

(TaxProf) – Geithner’s GDP Whopper, Geithner’s GDP Whopper:
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner made a false claim about the size of government spending being proposed by the Obama administration. Read More Here

(Bloomberg) – IMF Says U.S. Financial System May Need $76 Billion in Capital – Read More Here

(McClatchy) – Homes keep falling into foreclosure as programs fail to help – Read More Here


(LANow) – Cool summer: L.A. sets more low-temperature records

The unusually cool summer continued in Southern California, where several new record-low temperatures were recorded on Wednesday. Read More Here

(CNews) – Key indicators show global warming ‘undeniable’

Melting glaciers, more humid air and eight other key indicators show that global warming is undeniable, scientists said Wednesday, citing a new comprehensive review of the last decade of climate data. Read More Here


Video: Bob Chapman’s Friday Report – Our Fed Participates In The Destruction of America – Alex Jones Tv

The miscreants in Congress have just passed their version of so-called financial reform, which they euphemistically call financial regulation legislation, which when signed by our peerless leader, will set up the Federal Reserve as a totalitarian monstrosity with absolute control over our financial system as a reward for the Fed’s intentional destruction of our economy. Continue reading

Monsanto: The evil corporation in your refrigerator

When we consider the rogue’s gallery of devilish, over-sized, greedy and disproportionately powerful corporations, we generally come up with outfits like Microsoft, Bechtel, AIG, Halliburton, Goldman-Sachs, Exxon-Mobil and the United States Senate. Yet somehow, Monsanto, arguably (WalletPop) – The most devilish, over-sized, greedy and disproportionately powerful corporation in the world has been able to more or less skulk between the raindrops — only a household name in households where documentaries like Food Inc. are regarded as light Friday evening entertainment. My house, for example. But for the most part, if you were to ask an average American for their list of sinister corporations, Monsanto probably wouldn’t make the cut.

It should. Read More Here

See Also: (NaturalNews) – Monsanto: The world’s poster child for corporate manipulation and deceit

At a biotech industry conference in January 1999, a representative from Arthur Anderson, LLP explained how they had helped Monsanto design their strategic plan. First, his team asked Monsanto executives what their ideal future looked like in 15 to 20 years. The executives described a world with 100 percent of all commercial seeds genetically modified and patented. Anderson consultants then worked backwards from that goal, and developed the strategy and tactics to achieve it. They presented Monsanto with the steps and procedures needed to obtain a place of industry dominance in a world in which natural seeds were virtually extinct. Read More Here

Also: (GardenState) – Cannabinoids Kill Cancer and Our Government Has Known for 36 YearsRead More Here

Also: (NYTimes) – What Do You Lack? Probably Vitamin DRead More Here

World War

(GlobalResearch) – Israel Threatens Lebanon – The Existential Threat Facing Lebanon Today – Read More Here

(RussiaToday) – Saakashvili prepares for war with Russia

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has called on military top brass to build “total defense” and accused Russia of planning to “overthrow Georgian democracy.” Read More Here

(MSNBC) – WikiLeaks founder vows more leaks

The WikiLeaks website has received additional “very significant” material about U.S. military abuses from anonymous whistleblowers since the publication of its leaked Afghan war logs and plans to post the new documents within weeks, the group’s founder said Friday. Read More Here

(VeteransToday) – “Every War Must End”

The words of military strategist Fred Ikle. But, tomorrow, August 1, 2010, the new International Ban on Cluster Munitions is lacking three crucial signatures: Those from the United States, Israel, and Russia. These three countries, well entrenched in war as we speak, and no doubt continuing to proliferate the use of cluster munitions as they engage their enemies at various levels, do not apparently show an interest in this legacy of war. When the war is over, the fighting does not stop. Nor does the suffering of those who participated – many of us are veterans and we know this to be fact. Many of us are civilians and know this to be fact. But what about the unexploded ordinance? This remnant of war continues to kill – kill and maim the innocents. Read More Here

(IntelHub) – War it appears is imminent? Current drug shortages are telling the picture

Are we going to War?

It seems this may be true from the drug shortages which are listed on the FDA’s website. I see this as “the smoking gun”, that only stockpiling for war could explain the combination of shortages seen on their website. Read More Here

(AllGov) – Army Suicides Reach One a Day; Epidemic Spreads to National Guard and Reserves

Thirty-two soldiers, including 11 in the Guard and Reserve, killed themselves last month, a rate of suicide not seen since the Vietnam War. Seven of the suicides took place I Iraq or Afghanistan. Read More Here

(VOANews) – US-China Tensions Flare Over South China Sea Dispute

China lays claim to maritime territories in the sea along with Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. While most of the territory consists of small islands, boulders, and strips of sand, some of them are believed to be rich in oil and gas. Read More Here

(OpinionMaker) – Formation Of Al Qaida: US-Israel Collaboration

WMR has pored through the CIA files and a complicated picture emerges of America’s and Israel’s top intelligence agencies, in cahoots with Saudi Arabia, establishing financial links and carve out intelligence programs to provide manpower and financial support to Bin Laden and his allies in Afghanistan. Read More Here

(Rense) – Damage Control – Downplaying WikiLeaks Revelations – Stephen Lendman

When truths are too disturbing to conceal, downplay them, change the subject, and blame others, not responsible Washington officials and key allies, culpable politicians and media misinformation masters suppressing and misreporting the facts, their well-oiled spin machine counterattacking WikiLeaks – revelations too sensitive to explain, a potential game-changer otherwise, so pundits and reporters duck them. Read More Here


(AntiWar) – Poll: Six in 10 Pakistanis View US as the Enemy

A new poll from the Pew Research Center shows a massive opposition among Pakistani voters to US foreign policy in the region, with some six in 10 identifying the United States as “the enemy” compared to only one in 10 identifying them as a partner. Read More Here


(Guardian) – Video: Endgame in Afghanistan: ‘It’s taken a year to move 20km’

As the war in Afghanistan enters its final chapter, Sean Smith’s brutal, uncompromising film from the Helmand frontline shows the horrific chaos of a stalemate that is taking its toll in blood. Warning: contains distressing scenes and strong language Video Link Here

(CBSNews) – Video: Pakistan’s U.N. Ambassador: Afghan War Unwinnable

“In my personal opinion, the way the war is being fought, it doesn’t seem winnable,” Haroon said. Video Link Here


(CSMonitor) – Top three theories on what damaged Japanese oil tanker near Iran

“What we know is that some collision happened,” Capt. Mousa Mourad, a general manager at the United Arab Emirates port of Fujairah, where the M. Star is now moored, told a news conference. “We don’t know what it was. It is possible that it could be a submarine collision, or that it could be a sea mine.” Read More Here

(VOANews) – Australia to Impose Nuclear Sanctions on Iran – Read More Here

(Xinhuanet) – Iran rules out terrorist attack on Japanese tanker in Persian Gulf: official

“Probably the earthquake has caused such an incident,” Ataollah Sadr was quoted as saying. Read More Here

(AP) – Japan’s Mitsui maintains oil tanker was likely attacked

A Japanese shipping company maintained Thursday that one of its oil tankers was likely attacked in the Strait of Hormuz a day earlier, dismissing reports it might have been hit by a freak wave. Read More Here


(VAnalysis) – The Latest Provocation of Colombia against Venezuela

On Thursday, July 22, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez decided to put the border with Colombia on maximum military alert, after Colombian president Alvaro Uribe made accusations that Venezuela was harbouring FARC guerrillas and demanded an “international commission of enquiry”.

President Chávez also announced that Venezuela was breaking off diplomatic links with Colombia and gave Colombian diplomats 72 hours to leave the country. Read More Here

(July 25) (BBC) – Venezuela head threatens US oil cut over Colombia row

The threat comes amid an escalating dispute over allegations that Venezuela is harbouring Colombian rebels.

Mr Chavez broke diplomatic ties with Colombia last week and put his army on high alert. Read More Here

(ColombiaReports) – US and Cuba pick sides in Colombia-Venezuela conflict – Read More Here

(July 24)(IntelTrends) – Chavez: U.S. and Colombia plan to attack Venezuela – Read More Here


(Aug 30, 09) (Chomsky.Info) – Militarizing Latin America – Noam Chomsky – Read More Here


(July 24)(ChavezCode) – Chavez: US and Colombia plan to attack Venezuela

“The preparation phase in the international community, with the help of Colombia, is in plain execution”, manifested the text, referring to last Thursday’s session in the Organization of American States (OAS), during which the Colombia government accused Venezuela of harboring “terrorists” and “terrorist training camps” and gave the Chavez government a “30-day ultimatum” to allow for international intervention. Read More Here


(Rense) – Investigating The Freedom Flotilla Attack – Stephen Lendman – Read More Here


(Wired) – Video: U.S. Ducks As Cluster Bomb Ban Takes Effect

Every war must end, instructed the U.S. strategist Fred Ikle. But leftover unexploded ordnance can be a war’s legacy, particularly when small and unstable munitions lay around areas where civilians rebuild their lives after the fighting stops. That’s why a new international ban on cluster munitions will take effect on Saturday. The U.S., however, isn’t part of the accord. Continue reading

BP Oil Gusher

(BPOilSlick) – Fox News are liars, thieves and BP shills (my opinion) – Read More Here

(TexeMarrs) – BP Oil Disaster Brings Fabulous Riches to Rothschild, Israel, and China

Their outrageous scheme has worked to perfection, and their bank accounts already show forth the astonishing success of their little sub-oceanic endeavor. Read More Here

(HuffingtonPost)- Scientists Find Evidence That Oil And Dispersant Mix Is Making Its Way Into The Foodchain

Scientists have found signs of an oil-and-dispersant mix under the shells of tiny blue crab larvae in the Gulf of Mexico, the first clear indication that the unprecedented use of dispersants in the BP oil spill has broken up the oil into toxic droplets so tiny that they can easily enter the foodchain. Read More Here

(Guardian) – Oil industry safety record blown open

National Wildlife Federation says catalogue of oil industry accidents proves BP disaster in Gulf of Mexico is not a one-off Read More Here

(ABCNews) – BP Oil Disaster: ‘Spillionaires’ Cleaning Up On the Gulf Oil Spill

Like Exxon Valdez disaster, BP’s calamity in the Gulf of Mexico Has Meant Business Opportunities Read More Here

(WPost) – Video: Spilling Over

Venice, La., is facing extinction. The small fishing community, located just 50 miles away from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, is in jeopardy, as the BP oil spill has put the livelihood of the residents in danger. The people of Venice are now left with a difficult choice. Do they stay and risk their health for the sake of their history and culture? Or do they give up their jobs, their community and their heritage in an effort to flee the lasting effects of the oil spill? Read More Here

(AP) – BP Talks of Cleanup ‘Scaleback’

BP’s new boss says it’s time for a “scaleback” in cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and federal officials say there is no way the crude could reach the East Coast. Continue reading