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new-logo25 James Hufferd, Ph.D.

Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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Does overwhelming evidence persuade? Generally not, surprisingly. Because Americans at least, by and large, tend to accept, with little or no effective questioning, the official explanations of a rapidly growing number of horrific events — of which the JFK assassination and 9/11 are only the most prominent examples – either based on trumped-up (good word!) or no credible evidence at all.

Meanwhile, purveyors of alternative explanations and narratives, including scores of untitled,,,top-notch, impeccably credentialed, and highly reputable scientific investigators, have produced by now thousands of highly persuasive documents, books, and documentaries garnering scores or hundreds of irrefutable facts implicating insiders and point-by-point expositions of necessarily elaborate plots. And read and digested by mostly us activists ourselves. In response, the general public remains inert and unmoved, and more often than not, indignant at even the best-intentioned iconoclasts ineptly trying to disabuse them of their (note the word!) blissful preferred ignorance. After all, no one likes to be woken up from the “security” of a sound and pleasant sleep.

Part of our problem for certain is nuance.  Streamlined simplicity carries the day almost always. Most people aren’t news nerds, deep investigators, or eager buyers of highly unpleasant realities that, if embraced, are likely to get them into an awful lot of trouble as well as spoil their day. And there is a growing perception currently that we are drifting through shark-filled waters, making it advisable to stay inside the boat, with plenty of examples of the sorry fates of those why didn’t. It’s not so much a matter of people believing what they want to believe, despite all evidence to the contrary, as of people declining to embrace something proven to be imprudent, dangerous, and practically-speaking (just ask them), totally useless.

Think of your family sitting around the big table at holiday time. At least, your relatives aren’t likely to actually kill you over your unpopular, however evidence-driven views about 9/11. But you might not get invited back next year if you open your mouth too often for comfort and might even find yourself shunned before dessert rolls around. But, at least you won’t have to listen to credible, focused counter arguments that bolster the official position, because there aren’t any.

In fact, whatever headway you can reasonably hope to make with your self-protecting kin or anyone else inclined to push back has got to be achieved very quickly. You’ve got to be prepared to state irrefutable points in rapid-fire fashion, 1, 2, 3. Because that’s all the time and attention you’re ever likely to get. So, be prepared. And though even (if not especially) your own kin are likely to explode, erupt, or play hurt in response, you’ve given them a gift of something not too difficult to remember, to ponder alone and maybe even check out. And note, the genius of this approach is not that you’ve foisted on them a whole seminar or the equivalent of an 18-page well-reasoned technical paper. Quite to the contrary.

Prepare, be forearmed, and you can wade even into online blogs you know will be predisposed to hostility from the first clue. Find a way to insert yourself into a thread on a however remotely related subject in such a way as to succinctly assert at least a couple of unanswerable points of 9/11 evidence, provide a couple of choice web site links, and get out, leaving them showering obscenities on the snippets of text you’ve left behind while mumbling innocuously in their beards or beers or both. I did that last weekend, joining an online blog discussion of a hit piece/hate piece article in National Review, an unapologetically bitter right-wing rag. I quickly got as scurrilously savaged as a rat in a pit-bull ring, but picked up as a reward almost four-hundred instant visits to this web site. Do things like that. Be fearlessly persistent! No one kills you on the internet. (It’s later.) Don’t go for soft targets all the time. Make people think for whom thinking is a revelation, who have never thought or have forgotten how. Politely slam hard-right and left-gatekeeper bullies in the gut, those Fox-fed jackals who assume themselves well-insulated from raw reality’s ravenous rigors. Understandingly shame them that they don’t know… well… anything when it comes to reality, and ever so gently persuade them that they’re not alone and why they need to either learn and pass it on or die stupid. (Because, if you know but rest on what you know, due to fear, dread, complacency, or ennui, you’re a worse obstacle than those who don’t or don’t want to know.) Cynicism has already changed the world as much as it’s ever going to.

If you’d like to stimulate viral readership of any of the articles posted here (www.911grassroots.org), leave a comment, pro, con, or otherwise, to ignite a discussion – the more the better – it works!

SONYA MUHAMMAD M.A. MFCC, PPS……ADHD Myth & dangers of psychotropic drugs

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You Can’t fight city hall! …Or can you?

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Stand up and be counted!

Originally posted on Nevada State Personnel Watch:

How to Fight City Hall, or Your Village or Town

You might need to learn how to fight city hall at some point in the life of your community organization. We hope not, as good relations with your municipal government are an advantage to your group many more times than not.

If you found your way to this page as an individual, Step 1 is to find yourself an organization. Start one if you have to. Don’t try to do it by yourself.

If you exhaust personal face-to-face meetings, petitions, letters to the editor, speaking at council meetings, and so forth, and you decide you need to stand up and fight about an issue that is important to you, here are the steps. 

As a note of caution, take into account the cultural context. Some people around the world reading this may think that we are going teach you literally…

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A TALE OF A SMART CITY: RE-ENGINEERING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

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If last weeks Sanctuary Cities expose’ wasn’t enough to stir the senses, it’s time to take a look at the present administration’s latest diversification blueprint for affirmative and alternative
living. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is ready to re-engineer your neighborhood, but remember, it’s for the “good of the whole.” In other words, these communist feds are on a manifesto mission to micromanage public housing and zoning and change the socioeconomic, racial, religious and ethnic mixture of nearly every American neighborhood, regardless of sexual orientation or individual rights. And this is the wisdom offered for a smart city?

More than 1,250 municipalities across the land of the, not so free, will be asked to diversify their neighborhoods or risk losing HUD’s housing manna. Karl Marx would be thrilled beyond measure with this angle.

But, you say that you are opposed to mixing good ole suburbia with urban city dwellers and that you will now spearhead a movement to stop it? That may not be a bad idea, even though you might be put on Big Brother’s watch list.

“Putting decisions about how local communities are run in the hands
of federal bureaucrats is an assault on freedom. Local autonomy is
essential to liberty.” Marc A. Thiessen; Washington Post, 6/7/15

So, this calls for wisdom. Don’t wait for HUD and your elected county supervisors and community development planners to redesign a neighborhood that is already free from drugs and crime. Just make sure the idea never gets off the ground. Begin to educate administrators about the dangers of in-culturating unstable and rebellious people into an already stable and peaceful environment, because in the end, HUD will destroy that stable community to where
it will become infected with the same mega problems that already plague the unstable one.

If we recall, the same people who came to us with the “let it burn” forestry management polices and the thousands of factory closures are also the very same people who will bring us a re-engineered neighborhood that will destroy itself quite rapidly.

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Charles W. Frank
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Backyard Chickens Must Be Registered in North Carolina for Your Own Safety

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 By Daisy Luther

There isn’t much that feels more self-reliant than going out to your backyard hen house to get fresh eggs for breakfast.  There’s no need for USDA approval, you know what your hens have been eating, and you don’t have to pay a premium price and hope that the farm who raised the chickens that laid those grocery store eggs actually treated the hens humanely. Bonus points if the bacon you fry up comes from a local farm, and bonus BONUS points if you raised that little piggie yourself. Raising backyard chickens is incredibly rewarding.

It’s pure freedom, this control over your own food.

Of course, until you have to register your chickens. Then, as food freedom activist Joel Salatin says, “Everything I want to do is illegal.”

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TS Radio: Deirdre Gilbert….Protesting…What does it take to get you on your feet??

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Deirdre Gilbert of the National Medical Malpractice Advocacy Association  (NMMAA). www.nmmaa.org This issue is particularly important to those of us fighting the abuse and neglect of our elderly, especially those in nursing homes and hospitals, whose doctors seem unaware or unaffected by the deteriorating state of their patients, often times resulting in death.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.—right behind heart disease and cancer.

In 2012, over $3 billion was spent in medical malpractice payouts, averaging one payout every 43 minutes. (Forbes)

Deirdre is so fed up with doctors who have criminal history’s, including drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and lethal malpractice still being allowed to practice medicine and endangering more lives, and those doctors who just dont seem to care, along with the accompanying excuses and coverups, she wants to take her message to the streets.

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Rally Against TransCanada XL Pipeline/ abuse of eminent domain

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On Monday morning, the brave collective of Nebraska farmers and ranchers who refuse to sign over their land for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline will be in court to face down the foreign corporation’s threats of eminent domain — and we will be there to stand with them.

Join us and stand with landowners against TransCanada in court on Monday. Click here to sign up.
•WHAT: Citizens v. Pipeline—Keystone XL eminent domain court hearing
•WHEN: Monday, July 27 at 11:00 a.m.
•WHERE: Holt County Courthouse, 204 N 4th St, O’Neill, NE 68763 (map)

Before the hearing, Bold Nebraska will host a Meetup for all supporters at Westside Restaurant in O’Neill. Coffee and rolls will be served, and Jane Kleeb will provide an update on the case.
•WHAT: MEETUP before Citizens v. Pipeline court hearing
•WHEN: Monday July 27, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
•WHERE: Westside Restaurant, 49134 US Highway 20, O’Neill, NE 68763 (map)
•RSVP: Click here to RSVP so we know how many are coming.

If you can’t make it to stand with us at the hearing, please consider a donation to help cover legal expenses for the farmers and ranchers who are fighting TransCanada and eminent domain to protect our land and water.

This is the lawsuit that stopped Keystone XL in its tracks in Nebraska, and also has the potential to stop the status quo of eminent domain for private gain in our state for the future.

Can’t be with us in court on Monday? Stand with us in solidarity.

Click here to donate to help cover legal costs for landowners fighting Keystone XL.

Thanks for standing with us.

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HR 1599…..The Monsanto Protection Act passed the House

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Yesterday, 275 members (see vote tally here) http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll462.xml of the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 1599, the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act. By voting for the DARK Act, these politicians voted against truth and transparency, against science, against the more than century-old right of states to legislate on matters relating to food safety and labeling.

They voted against the 90-percent of Americans who are in favor of mandatory labeling of GMOs. They voted against the producers of non-GMO foods.

They voted against you.

Now that the DARK Act has been approved by the House, we’ll have to stop it in the Senate. We have to move fast—because Monsanto is desperate to pass a bill that preempts mandatory GMO labeling laws at the state and federal levels, before Vermont’s GMO labeling law takes effect next year.

H.R. 1599 was sold to Congress via multi-million dollar public relations and lobbying campaigns built on lies and deception. The bill’s sole purpose is to support an industry—Monsanto’s poison-peddling industry—that was founded on lies and deception from the get-go.

Were the Congress members who voted against you fooled by Monsanto’s slick, deceitful packaging of this so-called “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act”? Or did they simply vote with their wallets, stuffed full of biotech and junk food industry cash?

We don’t know. But we know this: We can’t let this bill get through the U.S. Senate.

Why do homeschoolers oppose the Common Core?

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Dear Members and Friends,

Why do homeschoolers oppose the Common Core?

Because we’ve discovered that freedom is the key to educational success. Freedom gives us the flexibility to help our students find their own pace, discover their passions, develop their talents, and learn to excel.

In “What We Can Learn from Homeschooling,” Melanie Borrego, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education at Bradman University, explains an educational truth—which often goes without saying for homeschoolers:

An education should not look exactly the same for every student. Some need more guidance, others less. Some want to build things, others like to read. Some want to play geography games with children from other countries . . . others would prefer to learn outside or by listening and observing. Some need more time to complete their studies, others will graduate early. . . . If we can gradually build both flexibility and autonomy into their education, particularly as they grow older and their interests and abilities begin to deepen, we will see more engagement in and understanding of the material.

Home education’s success is a compelling counterpoint to the Common Core. When educational elites in ivory towers dictate their untested, one-size-fits-all standards and skills for all students, kids find their individuality smothered, their learning stifled, and their success uncertain. The Common Core’s top-down paradigm restricts teachers’ choices and flexibility, and it leaves parents feeling angry, perplexed, and powerless to help their children.

But parents are fighting back. Last September, a group of concerned citizens in Missouri filed a lawsuit against Governor Jeremiah Nixon, challenging a Common Core–based test development group—Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)—as an unconstitutional state compact.

This past February, a state circuit court agreed that Missouri’s SBAC fees were unconstitutional, and permanently banned the state from paying taxpayer dollars to SBAC. The court held that “the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium . . . is an unlawful interstate compact to which the U.S. Congress has never consented, whose existence and operation violate the Compact Clause of the U.S. Constitution, Article I, § 10, cl. 3, as well as numerous federal statutes; and that Missouri’s participation in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium as a member is unlawful under state and federal law.”

The state appealed the decision in March.

Now, HSLDA is joining the legal battle by filing an amicus (friend of the court) brief urging the judges to confirm that SBAC is unconstitutional.

The Missouri ruling has tremendous potential to influence the battle over the Common Core. Prior to the ruling, the Missouri legislature had already begun to tap the brakes on the Common Core. When the court decision came down, lawmakers promptly shut down all future funding for SBAC. A similar lawsuit has already been filed in North Dakota.

HSLDA’s amicus brief urges the Court of Appeals to recognize SBAC for what it is: a key component in a larger strategy, enticing states to act as federal proxies in the development of top-down national standards and assessments. (The United States Department of Education is banned from directly developing national curriculum or tests.)

Our brief also points out that mandates tied to federal funding for Common Core–related initiatives essentially create an invasive nationwide tracking system. Such a model is capable of following every student from preschool through college and even into employment. As we said in our brief:

The most immediate threat to homeschool and private school students is the expansion of statewide longitudinal databases. Over the past decade, a slew of new federal incentives and funded data models have spurred states to monitor students’ early years, performance in college, and success in the workforce by following “individuals systematically and efficiently across state lines.” . . .

The designers of the new systems fully intend for homeschool and private school students to be part of the massive data collection. At the National Conference on Student Assessment in 2011, officials from Oklahoma discussed how the challenge of meeting the data requirements of federal and state education policies [is] motivating them to “include student groups not now included (e.g., home-schooled) in the data system.”1

The legal battle over the Common Core is just beginning. If other states follow the example of Missouri and North Dakota, we expect to see more suits challenging these top-down databases and testing regimes. At the same time, the Common Core’s proponents will fight back, refining their legal strategies and amassing resources to protect their projects.

If we want to dislodge encroaching centralized control from America’s education system, our lawmakers and judges need to know the truth: the Common Core represents the very antithesis of educational freedom and innovation. But we need your help to spread this vital message.

Would you consider donating to the Homeschool Freedom Fund? Your gift will empower us to continue our efforts to thwart the Common Core and preserve educational freedom.

The untested Common Core State Standards, along with myopic assessments and invasive data monitoring, strip states, teachers, and parents of innovation and flexibility. America needs educated, free-thinking citizens—not mindless drones trained to accept the dictates of an administrative collective.

Won’t you stand with us to get the truth out about the Common Core?

For freedom,
Jim Mason, Vice President for Litigation and Development

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1 From “Data, Data Everywhere: Progress, Challenges, and Recommendations for State Data Systems,” presented by Jennifer Stegman at the National Conference on Student Assessment on June 20, 2011.

SANCTUARY CITIES AND COUNTIES: A PANDORA’S BOX IN THE MAKING

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new-logo25Author, Chuck Frank

See his website: lightofthenation.us

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Sanctuary cities is a non legal term which is often used to refer to communities that provide a safe haven for undocumented or illegal immigrants of any nationality where police do not necessarily enforce federal immigration laws, whereby, these types of persons, are shielded, so to speak. The practice goes back to the 1980’s which in all probability was created mostly for Mexican nationals who traditionally worked the fields in California. Since then, much has changed dramatically.

Most recently, illegal immigrants are being offered the opportunity to go to college using government sponsored financial aid as part of California’s Dream Act signed by Jerry Brown. However, considering the massive unemployment numbers in California, how many of these college grads will eventually find work in their chosen fields? Besides the illegal drug trade which has plagued the state for years, medical marijuana, seems to be the grower’s choice that many illegals fall back on when there are scarce opportunities to be found, and especially so, when farmers are not hiring because Sancturary Cities map1their needed water allotments required for growing crops in the valley is not available.

Taking this a bit further, the connection between illegal drugs and illegal immigrants of any nationality has created a Pandora’s Box when considering that illegals, and even hardened violent criminals are shielded and catered to while being in the parameters of a Sanctuary City. Even when these persons are deported back to their own country, they often return. Thus, there is a massive circle of crime and corruption at the taxpayer’s expense which also includes an immense burden upon law enforcement. A report from the Center for Immigration Studies reveals more than 8,000 criminal illegal aliens have been released by hundreds of law-defying cities and counties over an eight-month period in 2014.

When considering the strict immigration policies of most of the other nations in the world, the implications of allowing massive numbers of
illegals to cross U.S. borders are very suspect. Besides giving them a social security number and a driver’s license, one must ask themselves, is there anything else that an illegal should be given?

The California Senate’s Appropriations Committee passed SB 4, giving health care to all illegal/undocumented aliens and costing an estimated $1 billion dollars. As yet, the bill has not been signed by the governor.

So, what’s behind all of the favoritism towards illegals while California’s working class and other taxpayers are paying billions to shore up a state and a national government that is laying a foundation for shielding corruption? Just follow the money.

Cities and counties are entitled to federal grants who choose to be a sanctuary haven. Also, the Democratic Party is very dependent upon using California’s 55 electoral votes (the most of any state) in every Presidential election.  The more illegals who receive free stuff from the party that is in office, the more they will vote for the same party at the voting booth. So open the gates to as many illegals as possible and win a Presidential election as well as the Gubernatorial election. Also, by connecting the dots it is only logical to assume that there is a purposeful policy of “shielding” hardened immigrant criminals in sanctuary cities that will most certainly not only breed unrest, it will also provide a climate that will eventually provoke riots that will spread from one burning city to another to where martial law will finally be implemented. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights will then be thrown out, guns will be collected, and the great American meltdown will begin.

This Pandora’s Box is now being fashioned from the top down and is on the order of a totalitarian regime coming from Washington D.C. Yet, will the
American people finally wake up and save the country? This is the realty and although we still have a country which has been crafted
as a government for and by the people, and one nation under God, we are now on the verge of losing it.

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Where was Homeland Security & FBI when this happened?

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new-logo25Doug Kinan
 

Opinion written prior to the fifth person (Navy Reservist) pronounced dead

Four brave Marines are no longer going to be with their families because this guy was not being tracked by Homeland Security, the NSA or the FBI?

Really?

There were enough red flags known before this tragedy to have alerted the FBI, the NSA and Homeland Security of relevant and “reasonable suspicion” that he should have been high on a watch list. Could these senseless murders have been prevented?

Let’s see if the “math” or two plus two equals four?

This guy’s father had been investigated, perhaps two times, and placed on a watch list for “giving money to a an organization that apparently had ties to Hamas, a “terrorist organization.”

This guy traveled overseas (Jordan and Kuwait) at least four times, some extended stays as long as seven months.

This guy’s sporadic work history, perhaps, did not produce the financial resources necessary to accommodate travel and lengthy time overseas.

This guy began a blog where he posted about Islam, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks international terrorist groups. He at one point compared life to a prison and at another point called life “short and bitter.”

There may be more, but the security file on this guy will not be made public.

Some fair questions:

We spend billions on intelligence. Where was the intelligence on this guy?

Who made the decision to remove this guy’s father from the watch list and why?

Did this guy receive weapons training (AK-47) in high school, college, or in his back yard, or is fair to conclude that he received weapons training in Jordan, Kuwait or Syria?

Seems a bit strange that someone travels to Jordan and stays there for 7 months, has their passport rubber stamped on his return and national security would have no information on such a trip. Should someone with his profile have their passport rubber-stamped when returning from a 7-month trip to Jordan?

Was this guy actually profiled and watched and is there an extensive FBI file on this guy to identify the extent of his communications and planning via email, cell phone and meetings?

Were the murders spontaneous?

Were senior FBI and Homeland Security officials behaving responsibly to do the job right?

There are many more questions to be asked and answered, but I suspect that politically correct reporting may prevent that.

Condolences to the families. Brave Marines: Rest In Peace.

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SCOTUS V KKK

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The difference between the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ku Klux Klan is that the members of the Supreme Court dress in black robes and scare white people.

HOW TO SPEAK TO THE BRAINWASHED

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Last week, I posted an article entitled “Man Is Not Always Blind.” And quite understandably, I received comments from readers who disagreed. After all, when you are surrounded by people who wish to not see – who hate you for trying to make them see – it is natural to take that opinion.

(And since the word is so often fitting, I will go with “brainwashed” to describe those who wish not to see.)

But rather than debating “Is it getting any better?” I’d like to move on to actually making things better. And that means talking to people.

So, since there is something of an art to speaking to the brainwashed, I will direct the rest of this article to that art.

To Begin

Let’s start by removing the divide: You and I have made the same mistakes these people are making. We may…

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Was the Batman Shooter a Victim of Both Medical and Legal Malpractice?

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new-logo25kohlsBy Gary G. Kohls, MD

And How the Aurora Massacre Could Have Been Prevented

The mass murder trial of confessed “Batman Shooter” James Holmes is almost over. The grossly ill-informed jury was somehow convinced by the prosecution that Holmes’s increasingly psychiatric drug-intoxicated brain and the resultant drug-induced insanity had nothing to do with the irrational mass murders at the Aurora, Colorado movie theater on July 20, 2012.

And now this same ill-informed jury, who rejected the insanity plea a couple of days ago, will decide whether or not this victim of Big Pharma and Big Psychiatry (and the tragic “misdiagnosis and over-medication roller-coaster” that he and millions of others in America are on) will either be put to death or imprisoned for life in a non-psychiatric hospital – without possibility of parole. How the most pertinent facts of the case – and the cause of his obvious insanity have been over-looked or willfully ignored by the legal and psychiatric professionals would be laughable if it wasn’t so serious. One doesn’t laugh at a comedy of errors.

It is highly possible that the most important details in the Batman Shooter trial have been willfully overlooked by the legal and psychiatric professionals involved in the case. Whether or not there is legal malpractice involved I will leave to ethical legal professionals, if any can be found; but a strong case can be made for psychiatric malpractice – or at least medical malfeasance – in the case of Holmes’s prescribing (University of Colorado health center) psychiatrist, Dr Lynne Felton. The possibility of either legal or medical malpractice by the involved professionals has not been raised by the journalists who have been breathlessly covering the emotionally-charged aspects of the case since the crime was committed exactly three years ago.

Tough on Crime Prosecution vs. Ill-informed Defense

The lead prosecuting attorney, District Attorney George Brauchler is, as is the norm for most politically motivated, tough-on-crime DA’s, going for the death penalty. The jury rejected the defense’s assertion that Holmes was insane at the time of the infamous shootings and should not be executed Anybody who saw the dazed and drugged look on Holmes’s face at his first hearing will know that he was intoxicated with some drug at the time. Brauchler was the individual who held back the identity of Holmes’s drugs for as long as he legally could. Apparently he even had possession of the pill bottles that had been taken from Holmes’s apartment, thus derailing the defense’s ability to plea insanity or to understand what had altered Holmes’s mind so drastically.

Holmes’s lead defense attorney was Dan King. As with all court appointed lawyers, King was a poorly-reimbursed court-appointed lawyer who never denied that Holmes was the shooter but he also never had the monetary resources to obtain a well-informed psychiatrist of the stature of Dr Peter Breggin, Dr David Healey or Dr Joseph Glenmullen to testify for the defense. He stated in his closing arguments that Holmes is/was schizophrenic, is therefore “not guilty by reason of insanity” (I prefer the phrase “guilty but insane”) and should not be executed. Holmes’s understandably distraught parents agreed.

King argued throughout the trial that Holmes was insane at the time of the shootings and should have been locked up in a long-term psychiatric facility rather than in a penitentiary, where, unfortunately, he would have been subject to the same “treatment” he received before his shooting rampage. He would have been under the care of prescribing psychiatrists with beliefs and prescribing habits similar to Dr Fenton.

It is common knowledge that virtually all American psychiatrists reflexively “treat” with psychotropic drugs over 95 – 98% of their out-patients (and 100% of their in-patients) in various combinations of neurotoxic and psychotoxic, brain-altering chemicals like Holmes’s sertraline (generic Zoloft {Pfizer}, which is known to cause homicidal impulses, suicidal impulses, agitation, mania, psychosis, etc) and the benzodiazepine clonazepam (generic Klonopin {Roche}, which acts on the same brain synapses that the violence-inducing drug alcohol does).

Either one of those two drugs could have easily caused Holmes’s intoxicated brain to become psychotic and homicidally insane. Fenton had prescribed them for Holmes for the past several months, resulting in a state of chronic inebriation which likely caused his decline from a brilliant neuroscience grad student (he graduated with a 3.94 GPA as an undergraduate) into a paranoid, zombified loner who failed an important oral final exam a few weeks before the killings. His failure caused him to drop out of school, a shameful failure in his eyes and the eyes of others. Intolerable shame induces acts of violence, particularly in the isolated, the drug-intoxicated and the hopeless.

In my research about this case (of court records, media reports or testimony from “expert witnesses”) I have found not the slightest hint of anybody’s awareness of what is commonly known about the cocktail of drugs that Dr Fenton had prescribed for Holmes. In addition to the sertraline and clonazepam, Fenton had also prescribed propranolol [generic Inderal, a “beta-blocker” drug which can cause depression and should be used with extreme caution with psychotropic drugs], drugs that Dr Fenton testified under oath that she had increased (to toxic levels, in the case of sertraline) at Holmes’s last clinic visit a few weeks before he did the deed.

Holmes’s Irrational “Under-the-Influence” Weapons Purchases – a Sure Sign of Insanity

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TS Radio: Dr Jean Stolzer…Pathologizing normal-range child behaviors and the effects of psychotropic drugs

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In coordination with Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) our guest this evening is Dr. Jean Stolzer.

Guest:  Dr. Jean Stolzer

Dr. Stolzer is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Development at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. She currently teaches infant, child, and adolescent development classes and is an active researcher. Dr. Stolzer has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and has presented her research at the international level. For over three decades, she has been a passionate child advocate. Dr. Stolzer’s research interests include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the meteoric rise of psychiatric diagnoses in child and adolescent populations, the damaging effects of psychiatric drugs, the effects of labeling children, and challenging the existing medical model which seeks to pathologize normal-range child behaviors.S

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/marti-oakley/2015/07/16/ts-radio-dr-jean-stolzer-pathologizing-normal-range-child-behaviors

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