The Purpose of Leadership

It’s tragic that the ranks of leadership include hirelings who serve for paychecks, rather than purpose. Leadership is a calling, not a career. One purpose-driven leader is worth a thousand hirelin…

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Scientists Claim Man Is Polluting So Much That a New Epoch Must Be Invented: The Anthropocene


August 30, 2016

Anthropocene: Planet Earth has entered new man-made epoch, experts say … dubbed the Anthropocene because of the extent of humanity’s impact on the planet.  An international working group set up to consider the question voted by 34 to zero, with one abstention, that the Anthropocene was real in a geological sense.  –UK Independent

Good Lord, the earth is about to have a new geological time frame foisted on it. Thanks to our longtime feedback contributor alaska3636 for alerting us to this latest, comprehensive insanity. In a recent thread, he wrote the following:

Did you see this great, big portmanteau meme … The Anthropocene Epoch … How many memes does it attempt to fit?

“Humanity’s impact on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – needs to be declared, according to an official expert group who presented the recommendation to…

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The 8 Most Dangerous Medicines on Earth… Are You Taking Any Of These?


Dangerous medicine
S.D. Wells
August 30, 2016

“It’s time to take your medicine, honey.” “But Mom, it’s making me feel weird and horrible, and I’m not getting any better.” “Well, it’s what the doctor prescribed, so it’s what we have to do.” Have you ever been told to listen to your gut? There’s a reason for that. Actually, several reasons.

Many “Western” medicines are made in laboratories using chemicals and are highly experimental, and worse yet, they’re never tested on humans, except when they’re actually prescribed, applied, or injected into them. Humans are the ultimate guinea pigs in America, while Big Pharma pockets trillions in profit. How did this all come to be? Simple answer: After WWII, Nazi scientists were hired fresh out of prison to work on pharmaceuticals, vaccines, chemotherapy, and chemical food additives, in order to fuel the most insidious business on earth–allopathic medicine. It’s no conspiracy theory…

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Antidepressant For Adolescents Was Misrepresented As Safe


Revisiting clinical trial data has led investigators to conclude that not only was the antidepressant drug paroxetine is no better than the placebo, but it have may caused serious side effects including suicide.

September 15, 2016

A University of Adelaide-led study has found that a psychiatric drug claimed to be a safe and effective treatment for depression in adolescents is actually ineffective and associated with serious side effects. Their results have been published in the British Medical Journal.

Professor Jon Jureidini, from the University of Adelaide’s newly created Critical and Ethical Mental Health Research Group (CEMH) at the Robinson Research Institute, led a team of international researchers who re-examined Study 329, a randomized controlled trial which evaluated the efficacy and safety of paroxetine (Aropax, Paxil, Seroxat) compared with a placebo for adolescents diagnosed with major depression.

Study 329, which was funded by SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline), was reported…

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Why should it take 14 years to learn a drug’s safety risks?


Depression More Common In People Who Talk About Themselves
John Scott
September 21, 2016

How would you describe the behavior of a teenager who takes 80 tablets of of an over-the-counter medication that’s deadly in high doses? Or an adolescent who had a disagreement with her mother, then overdoses on prescription pills? Or a child that had to be admitted to the hospital for severe suicidal and homicidal thinking?

Most people would call that becoming suicidal.

The makers of Paxil, in an influential 2001 research paper signed by some of the leading figures in child and adolescent psychiatry — including the current president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry — called it “emotional lability.”

Why would you give such a confusing name to such apparently suicidal actions? To hide them, of course.

That’s the best explanation that comes to mind after the findings published in the journal BMJ last week — 14 years later…

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Nikola Tesla, Ether, Antigravity and harnessing the power of the universe


Tesla Ether universe
August 30, 2016

Most of the things you see around you today, electricity, the radio, drones, fluorescent lighting, neon lights, radar, microwave and dozens of other amazing inventions are the result of one mind: Nikola Tesla.

Nikola Tesla is a man absent from history books but responsible for futuristic technology which we enjoy today, which was envisioned by this genius over one hundred years ago.

But Tesla’s mind went beyond conventional technologies. In fact, Nikola Tesla registered a fascinating patent in 1928.

Patent number 1,655,144 details a flying machine that strangely resembled both an airplane and a helicopter.

But that was a patent for the vehicle, which needed a propulsion system.

Before his death, Nikola Tesla developed what he called ‘Space Drive’ or the anti-electromagnetic field propulsion system.

In 1897, when Tesla presented his Dynamic Theory of Gravity, he said that all bodies emit microwaves whose voltage and…

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Global drug giant GSK ‘published a flawed study which led to millions of children being wrongly prescribed dangerous antidepressants’


A BMJ study has highlighted serious flaws in a trial published by GlaxoSmithKline, that found the drug paroxetin – marketed as Seroxat and Paxil – was ‘generally well tolerated by children with depression

Sophie Borland
September 15, 2016

Now a new study in the BMJ has gone back over this trial and highlighted major flaws, showing the extent to which doctors and patients were misled.

Australian researchers point out that the drug was no more effective than a dummy pill and that the increased risk of harms was ‘clinically significant.’

They also highlight how the trial was actually typed up by a medical writer hired by GSK while another of the senior scientists involved was under investigation by US authorities for his ties to drugs firms.

The editor of the BMJ Fiona Godlee said the case ‘shows the extent to which drug regulation is failing us’.

Although this…

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My Fellow Americans: Please Never, Ever Say (or Imply) That the United States Is the Only Country that Tries To Do Something About Corruption

GAB | The Global Anticorruption Blog

In my last post, I cautioned those of us who talk about corruption to be careful to avoid saying – even casually – that “everyone” in this or that country is corrupt, not only because that statement is incorrect, but also because it’s offensive and counterproductive. I realize that it wasn’t the most important of topics, but language matters, and the political sensitivity of corruption means that those of us from wealthier countries should be especially careful about the language that we use. (Think about David Cameron’s “fantastically corrupt” gaffe at last spring’s London Anti-Corruption Summit for an example of how poorly chosen words can get in the way of substantive engagement.) That’s not to say we should shy away from accurately describing and criticizing systemic corruption where it exists; it’s just a caution against careless hyperbole.

In that (perhaps trivial and nit-picky) spirit, I want to call attention…

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