Electroconvulsant Shock Therapy (ECT): Is it Safe or Even Effective?

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new-logo25kohlsGary G. Kohls, MD

In my practice of holistic mental health care, I encountered a number of unfortunate patients that had had one or more series of electro-convulsant (shock) therapy (ECT) , where a series of sub-lethal electrical shocks are administered directly to one or both hemispheres of the brain.

To be regarded as “therapeutic”, enough electricity in this still very controversial procedure (often utilizing up to 400 volts) has to be given to cause a grand mal seizure, which inevitably results in post-seizure coma. Shock to the brain commonly results in memory loss (both short-term and long-term) and the loss of cognitive abilities (both short-term and long-term).

General anesthesia plus intravenous sedatives are also administered in order to eliminate any memory of the otherwise painful procedure and also to relax muscles (thus minimizing muscle damage and the possibility of fractured bones during the often violent seizure). Both drugs are brain-altering and potentially brain-damaging but are routinely given. The cocktail of futile and potentially neurotoxic psychiatric drugs that may even have caused chemical brain damage are typically continued for fear of causing serious withdrawal syndromes if they were to be stopped.

Labor costs account for much of the $500 – $1,000 cost for each ECT session, some or most of which is usually borne by health insurance companies. Most ECT is given in a series of 6 – 12 sessions, usually three times per week for 2 – 4 weeks. Besides the attending psychiatrist and an anesthetist or anesthesiologist, a number of other psychiatric staff, including psychiatric nurses, are present as assistants.

In the ECT-treated patients that came to my clinic, the memory loss and cognitive disabilities (which their psychiatrists had reassured them would be temporary) had actually become permanent, even years after the shock “treatments”. Permanent social security disability status was common, as was difficulty in functioning on the job. (A classic example of one of the many unintended consequence of ECT from history is Ernest Hemingway, who, after complaining of his severe loss of cognition and memory (his main tools as a writer), committed suicide shortly after the second of his two series of ECTs he had received at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.)

Every one of my ECT patients had also been treated – usually for years – with high doses of a multitude of powerful, brain-altering (even brain-damaging and dementia-inducing) psychiatric drugs in a bewildering array of guess-work cocktail combinations that failed the patient or made her worse. (It is important to note that no combination of two or more psychiatric drugs has ever been thoroughly tested, short-term or long-term, for safety or efficacy – even in the experimental animal lab. Indeed, most of the trial-and-error psychiatric drug combos that my ECT patients had been given were capable of (according to the Physician’s Desk Reference [PDR]) actually causing worsening depression, lethargy and/or suicidality. So-called “treatment-resistant” depression (drug “poop-out”, drug failure or drug intoxication) and suicidality are reasons commonly given for recommending ECT.

Given the multitude of exposes in the recent media concerning the high incidence of traumatic brain injuries in Iraq War veterans and NFL football players, it is important to point out that  autopsy studies that have been done on patients who died following ECT show findings very similar to what is found in the autopsies done on traumatic brain injury cases and vaccine brain injuries, namely, cerebral hemorrhages (abnormal bleeding), edema (excessive accumulation of fluid), cortical atrophy (shrinkage of the cerebral cortex), fibrosis (thickening and scarring), gliosis (growth of abnormal tissue) and partially destroyed brain tissue. Consult the bibliography below for proof.

ECT: Another Industry That is Too Big to Fail or Criticize?


The Making of a Sociopathic Killer:


Duty to Warn: A List of Risk Factors for School Shooters (And The FBI’s Deadly, Deceptive Blind Spot)

new-logo25kohlsBy Gary G. Kohls, MD





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Ho hum, there was another mass shooting at another school a few days ago.





This one was at an Oregon junior college. It  happens to be the 142nd school shooting since Sandy Hook (see: http://everytown.org/article/schoolshootings/ for the entire list), and no mainstream journalist is asking (or, if he knows, his editors are not allowing him to reveal the answer to) the pertinent question that people who truly want to understand the epidemic need to know: “What brain-damaging, addictive psych drug(s) was this brain-altered shooter taking or withdrawing from?”

There is an immense amount of evidence that legally prescribed psychiatric drugs are major contributors to acts of violence. This evidence has been gathered (and even published [in peer reviewed journals and alternative media outlets that don’t take advertising revenue from Big Pharma]) by a number of science writers, pharmaceutical industry whistle-blowers, courageous neuroscientists, good investigative journalists and a multitude of silenced psychiatric drug survivors. The range of acts of violence by Drug-intoxicated psych patients range from self-harm to suicidal thinking to suicidal attempts to homicidal thinking to mass murder, and the media is silent on the psych drug connection. (For more on the large variety of aberrant behaviors strongly linked to the so-called SSRI antidepressants, go to www.ssristories.net.)


It is important to acknowledge that the mainstream media’s uber-wealthy corporate media owners profit mightily from Big Pharma’s prime time advertising. It is also important to acknowledge that these media elites also profit mightily from their Wall Street investments in the pharmaceutical industry sector. Given those realities it is just good business sense to suppress any unwelcome information that would adversely impact their corporate or personal bottom lines. And so the McCarthy-era black-listing of truth-tellers, uncorrupted scientists, authors, whistle-blowers and real journalists is the norm wherever corporations and the wealthy elite rule.


Be Careful about Replacing ObamaCare

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new-logo25Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., J.D.


Since the day the Affordable Care Act was enacted, we have been subjected to the “repeal and replace” mantra. Replacement offerings are basically slimmed down versions of the ACA. A few brave souls have proposed a straightforward repeal. Of course, such bills were merely making political hay since Obama would never sign away his namesake law.

Several GOP presidential candidates have doubled down on the misguided “repeal and replace” promise, including the yet-to-be-elucidated “Donaldcare.” But the real question is whether the ACA should be replaced at all.

Any healthcare “system” – new or old – is subject to the long arm of the federal government. Central control does not have a good track record for creative solutions, security, fraud control, administrative efficiency, or the ability to change personal habits.

The federal government has yet to figure out a way to comply with HIPAA’s twenty-year-old mandate to remove Social Security numbers from health insurance cards. Consequently, the mere possession of a Medicare card poses the risk of identity theft in our most vulnerable population.

And speaking of identity security, a core tool of the healthcare system is the electronic health record. Health “providers” seeing Medicare or Medicaid patients must have “meaningful use” of electronic records in their offices or face monetary penalties. However use of wireless networks for sensitive information requires sophisticated security measures most physician offices do not have. Moreover, even with the highest-level resources at its disposal, the federal government has failed to secure its own records.


Voices Carry for Animals #61

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Guest will be: Robert St Germaine – Author of Animal Sanctuary on Amazon and Animal Rights Advocate

Robert St. Germaine is an animal rights advocate who takes great pride for the animals he calls family. His goal is to create awareness about animal abusers and cause a groundswell of support for tougher animal abuse laws nationwide. Robert is also a avid motorcycle enthusiast that dedicates a large part of his time and effort in supporting our veterans.

  • Animal Sanctuary Amazon is about a wealthy heiress named Dr. Paula Talbot, who decides one day to use her resources to capture and incarcerate animal abusers on her own private island in the Caribbean.
  • With the help of her friends and close associates they work together flying around the globe to collect onlly the most heinous animal abusers and brinng them back to face a special kind of justice in series of survival games where the animals have the upper paw.
  • Check out Robert St. Germaine’s Animal Sanctuary books on http://www.amazon.com and get ready for fast paced, fun adventure as animal abusers are kidnapped and the animals get a chance to get even.


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6:15 …..BIG WEEK FOR GUARDIANSHIP.   KRIS HOOD & Debbie Valdez report from Texas on major changes happening in guardianship.  Kris will be kicking off our new information segment in the first hour of this show.





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Although,  there were a few UN goals at this September’s General Assembly Summit in New York that struck a lost chord but rang somewhat clear, I still did not hear the “ring” of the “liberty bell.” But that’s all well and good when it comes to globalism and the “good the whole” and especially so when it is no longer important to protect natural rights and individual freedoms.  What is strongly evident here is an international encroachment upon basic human unalienable rights, whereby total control is administered by the nationalistic demigods. Shall we invite North Korea and company to the party with a few other totalitarian states?

At the UN roundup, 196 countries voted in favor of going forward with 17 “major goals” and a UN worldwide agenda, which includes controlling CO2 levels to prevent the earth’s temperatures from rising.  But scientists are NOT addressing the potential of future natural climatic factors that would cause a true warming trend where the sun gets unusually hot. That would very well cloud the CO2 statistics while the people of the world would still be paying trillions in taxes to cool a planet that cannot be cooled whether CO2 levels are targeted or not.

Here’s a recap and more of what went on at the UN gathering. General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft called the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development “ambitious” in confronting the injustices of poverty, marginalization and discrimination.  “We recognize the need to reduce inequalities and to protect our common home by changing unsustainable patterns of consumption and production. And, we identify the overwhelming need to address the politics of division, corruption and irresponsibility that fuel conflict and hold back development.” More

THEY Can’t Handle the Truth


new-logo25by James Hufferd, Ph.D.

Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization


We lament that the supposedly world-class government supposedly representing most of us willfully misrepresents a plethora of straightforward evidence in order to steadfastly maintain a provably fallacious, purposefully self-serving public narrative purporting to portray both the instances and background of the 9/11/01 crime events. But what we fail to adequately grasp and convey to inform world consciousness is that the U.S. government 59203_518492681544067_1036204037_nalways misrepresents everything to its perceived advantage without the least regard for the verified truth.

Among prominent current or presently-pertinent examples:

  • The U.S. currently complains loudly about Russia’s bombing campaign aimed at disabling ISIS forces in Syria that are (not too) secretly funded by Washington and which the U.S. consistently bad-mouths like crazy but, presumably for that reason, refrains from bombing itself. We (9/11 Truthers and activists) need to spread the world as widely and loudly as possible about this to spark public awareness and demand for truth-telling.
  • U.S. government spokespersons continue to pursue the ouster of Syrian President Assad, falsely claiming a) that he gassed his own people (while evidence points to the rebels against him as having done that instead) and b) that Syrians overwhelmingly want him out (while the only polls taken recently indicate that a majority continue to support him). Furthermore, U.S. officials themselves said consistently at least in the recent past that the Syrian people must be free to choose their own leaders.
  • U.S. officials continue to blame Russia for shooting down or ordering the shoot-down of the Malaysian airliner from Ukrainian airspace, though the evidence and third-party reports indicate that Ukrainian defense forces were responsible.
  • U.S. officials demanded Russia pull back its troops from Ukrainian territory, when even Ukrainian officials declared that no Russian troops were in their territory.
  • U.S. officials have insisted consistently that Putin was launching an imperialistic policy of aggression without any credible evidence, while the U.S. and NATO have surrounded Russia with forward bases and engineered through a series of so-called “Color Revolutions” the overthrow, replacement, and reorientation of a number of pro-Russia regimes in former Soviet republics and satellites, including Ukraine.
  • Through ultimatums and apparent false-flag operations in Europe, the U.S. has spread fear of war on their turf to exact reluctant policy compliance from Germany, France, and smaller NATO partner nations. The truth, meanwhile, is that the U.S. has not taken on by arms a country anywhere near its size and strength for over 70 years and counting, and is not likely to do so deliberately.


Bruce Wiseman: Anti-depressant drugs inducing violent behavior

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Voices Carry for Animals # 60

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Guest will be:  Renee King-Sonnen/ Founder and Board Member of Rowdy Girl Sanctuary

Renee is born and raised in Houston, Texas and is the Founder of Rowdy Girl Sanctuary – she was a dyed in the wool city girl before moving to the Angleton TX Ranch in 2009. She fell in love with all the farm animals and had no idea that her life was about to be forever changed as a result of her husbands ranching business. After witnessing time and time again the baby calves going to the sale barn she became more and more depressed about the business. She drew the line in the sand October 2014, went vegan as a result and dove into researching every farm sanctuary. She contacted every leader in the vegan movement and was determined to do whatever she could to create sanctuary out of what once was a beef cattle ranch on their ranch.


Her background is broad:

  • Professional singer/songwriter/recording artist
    • Travelled extensively on the road with her own C&W band.
    • Album – Renee King Queen of Honky Tonk
  • Producer
    • Renee King & The Honky Tonk Queens (all female c&w show band)
    • Pearland Home & Garden Show
  • Publicist
    • An Everyday Star – has successfully publicized many special events, album releases, public figures, etc.
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New Study Confirms What CCHR Has Said for Decades—Antidepressants Cause Violence


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By Kelly Patricia O’Meara
September 22, 2015

Antidepressant drugs can cause violent behavior.

That’s what mainstream press such as the LA Times and Reuters are reporting, based on a new study published in a respected medical journal, PLOS Medicine, which found young adults between the ages of 15-24, were nearly fifty percent more likely to be convicted of a homicide, assault, robbery arson, kidnapping, sexual offense and other violent crime when taking the antidepressant than when they weren’t taking the psychiatric drug.psych-drugs-suicide-300x207

To have heavy-hitters like the Los Angeles Times cover the issue is precedent setting, as the link between psychiatric drugs and violence has long been ignored by mainstream press. But the fact that antidepressants cause violence isn’t a new revelation as the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) has been at the forefront of exposing this connection for nearly two decades.

Watch the video: “CCHR: By 1991 Antidepressants were known to cause
violence & suicide”

CCHR’s efforts to expose the link between violence and antidepressants goes back to 1991 when CCHR helped organize hearings before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where victims and experts gathered to testify that Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) cause not only suicide but violence, including homicide.

The testimony by parents, about the violent self-inflicted deaths of their young children, was gut-wrenching. Yet, despite overwhelming data provided by experts, and the first-hand accounts of suicide and violence caused by antidepressants, the FDA Advisory Committee, many of which had financial conflicts of interest with the pharmaceutical companies, refused to warn the public of the link between suicide and antidepressants, and did not provide any consideration of whether the antidepressants may be responsible for other violent behavior.

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But, as was expected, increasing numbers of suicides and other violent acts continued to add up and, finally, more than a decade later, in 2004, the FDA was, again, forced to address the issue.  This time, though, the data provided by whistleblowers within the industry could not be shrugged off and more than a decade after the federal agency first knew of the deadly consequences associated with SSRIs, a “black box” warning for suicidal ideation and behavior finally was issued on all antidepressants. Yet the connection to violence and homicide continued to be ignored. To this day, despite 22 warnings on psychiatric drugs causing violence from international drug regulatory agencies, and despite the fact that t least 35 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence have been committed by those taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs resulting in 169 wounded and 79 killed, the FDA has never issued black box warnings on antidepressant drugs causing violence. More

Defunding Planned Parenthood: “An Exercise in Futility”?

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new-logo25Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD


“It’s an exercise in futility,” said Senate Majority Leader McConnell about the public pressure to defund Planned Parenthood.

The Senate Majority Leader should be challenged to answer just exactly how defending life has ever in American history been viewed as an “exercise in futility?” People should be shocked at such callous disregard for human life. Who would expect an elected representative to be so indifferent to public opinion and the rule of law that he would make such an outrageous statement that it is an “exercise in futility” to even allow a Senate vote on whether or not it is appropriate to continue Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding of more than $500 million a year.

Investigative journalism videos from the Center for Medical Progress show the enormity of Planned Parenthood’s abortion business to the near exclusion of other “women’s health” services. The videos also reveal clear instances of violation of many federal and state statutes on allowed abortion procedures, handling of human organs, and trafficking for profit in human body part sales.

Consider the facts:

  1. Planned Parenthood is NOT “women’s health.” More than 94% of Planned Parenthood’s business revenue is from abortion services, primarily targeted to minority babies, largely Black and Hispanic.
  2. More than half of Planned Parenthood’s budget comes from taxpayers, the majority of whom do not support abortion, especially late-term killing of viable babies.
  3. Planned Parenthood has a profitable business selling human organs, also in violation of federal laws against trafficking in human organs.
  4. Planned Parenthood does not involve fathers in the decision women make to abort a baby, even though every baby is created by both a man and a woman. Her CHOICE, My Daughter addresses the overlooked pain men suffer when their child is aborted.
  5. In the undercover videos, Planned Parenthood staff members are heard admitting that clinics have only one “product” to offer a pregnant woman: abortion. No counseling. No adoption discussions.
  6. Planned Parenthood does not provide “holistic” or comprehensive women’s health care as claimed.
  7. In contrast, Obria clinics are an inspiring role model of comprehensive care for both preventive screenings and pregnancy care dedicated to exploring all options to help women.
  8. Planned Parenthood staff and medical personnel are shown on multiple videos admitting that abortionists adjust abortion procedures to salvage body parts for sale, in violation of federal laws governing abortion procedures.
  9. Planned Parenthood is NOT “charity care” for low income women. The price of services varies in different areas of the country. In Tucson, Ariz., where I practice, Planned Parenthood does not even offer IUDs, STD, or HIV testing. Sample charges vs. Planned Parenthood’s cost include: $35 for a pregnancy test that costs $0.25, up to $50 for $2 birth-control pills, as much as $1,000 for a $200 IUD, up to $250 for $29 worth of STD testing, and $100 for an $8 HIV test.
  10. Planned Parenthood does not provide any mammogram services at its clinics. In fact, no Planned Parenthood clinic is even certified to provide mammography. Yet it is constantly stated that without taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood poor women would not have “access to preventive care, like mammograms.” This is totally false.
  11. Planned Parenthood does not fully inform women that it plans to sell the baby’s body parts and keep the profits, in violation of informed consent laws.
  12. Planned Parenthood prevents women being shown an ultrasound of the baby prior to the abortion, and in fact, has fought vehemently in states across the country to prevent such a requirement from being implemented. Contrast Planned Parenthood’s opposition to ultrasound with Obria’s policy of showing an ultrasound of the baby to all its clients coming in for discussion of options. Remember, it is routine in women’s prenatal care with obstetricians for the ultrasound to be done from the very beginning visits.
  13. Planned Parenthood does not disclose the well-known facts that many women suffer long term adverse consequences of abortion, including depression, hormone imbalances from damage during the procedure, and scarring that can lead to infertility.

Planned Parenthood is a business, with many revenue streams, in addition to donations. Planned Parenthood needs to be defunded now. Taxpayer funds should go to expanded services offered in the community health clinics.

Those responsible for violations of federal statues on abortion procedures and selling of human organs need to be prosecuted and held accountable.

Defending Life and Rule of Law is more than “an exercise in futility,” Senator McConnell. It is the core of who we are as Americans.

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Debunking the Myth of American Exceptionalism

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Debunking the Myth of American Exceptionalism


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new-logo25kohlsGary G. Kohls, MD




The myth of American Exceptionalism is widely, but perhaps insincerely, believed by most American thought-leaders and political and economic elites, whether they are radical Republican Party members/voters or are members/voters of the moderate “Republican” wing of the Democratic Party.

Members of the democratic wing of the Democratic Party and anybody that espouses Green Party values (whether they are registered members or not) are skeptical of the mass media’s constant reportage on American Exceptionalism.

Oh, America is certainly an exceptional nation, all right, but the reality is that most of the evidence of exceptionalism should be sources of sorrow, shame and embarrassment. All American patriots, including the pseudo-patriots who espouse the classical fascist/nationalist notion of “My nation, right or wrong”, should be on their knees repenting of what America has done on behalf of that misbegotten belief, starting with the “patriotic” genocidal massacres of the aboriginal Native Americans, the quasi-genocide of America’s African slaves, the Monroe Doctrine and Manifest Destiny.

Take the fact that America leads the world in the percentage – and total numbers – of its citizens that are incarcerated (and that includes the statistics from such previously totalitarian communist nations (and now newly capitalist) such as  the USSR, Russia and China).

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America is – embarrassingly so – exceptional in one major area. It leads the world in military expenditures, spending approximately the same amount that the rest of the world combined spends, despite the fact that there are no nations that have the naval, air or land combat capabilities that could repel or withstand even a single day of full-fledged American military assault (for which the Pentagon probably already has contingency plans). Every American Special Forces soldier knows in his heart of hearts that, compared to his highly lethal, highly trained killing unit, Nazi Germany’s Wehrmacht soldiers and Luftwaffe airmen were pussies.

Exceptional America, With 5% of the World’s Population, Spends more on Militarism Than the Rest of the World Combined

America’s political elites represent only 5% of the world’s population, and yet, because of the Myth of American Exceptionalism, they act like they deserve to rule the world. If the truth were to be told, American politicians are often the laughingstock of the rest of the developed world because of their obvious historical illiteracy and their moral imbecility. Showing no humility or self-understanding, most self-deluded, bullying political candidates (watch any GOP presidential debate for proof) still believe that, because of America’s military and economic power, Americans are somehow exceptional. (These over-privileged millionaire candidates were, as the old saying goes, “born on third base and think that they just hit a triple”.) More

Voices Carry for Animals # 59

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Guest will be: Midge Grinstead- Kansas Senior State Director – The Humane Society of the United States

There are three issues Midge Grinstead has worked on last legislated session: SB 97 was a bad bill allowing human contact with big cats 40 lbs and under and de-listing Clouded Leopards from the dangerous regulated animals act. Midge also worked on an exotic bill to add non-human primates and wolves to the dangerous regulated animals act (HB2737)

The other bill was brought forth from the Dept of Agriculture and updated the Kansas . Pet Animal Act including banning CO chambers, allowing shelters to do mobile adoptions and giving the rescue groups representation on the board as well as many other positive changes for animal welfare like having water available to all animals under the pet animal act. This bill was supported by the Kansas Pet Animal Coalition, large and small animal welfare groups, the Kansas Animal Control Association and many others.


The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated most effective by our peers. For 60 years, HSUS have celebrated the protection of all animals and confronted all forms of cruelty. HSUS is the nation’s largest provider of hands-on service for animals, caring for more than 100,000 animals each year, and HSUS prevent cruelty to millions more through our advocacy campaigns.

The HSUS is approved by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance for all 20 standards for charity accountability, and was named by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 most fiscally responsible charities. To support The HSUS, please make a monthly donation, or give in another way. You can also volunteer for The HSUS, and see our 55 ways you can help animals. Read more about our 60 years of transformational change for animals, and visit us online at humanesociety.org.



Journalist,author/ Mike Volpe: Bullied to Death: Chris Mackney ‘s Story

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