Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Teacher testimonials from Oklahoma Drug Eduction

Here is one testimonial from a teacher who went through the continuing education at Eastern Oklahoma State University, learning the truth about drug rehabilitation:
Narconon is a needed program, one that I feel can help with the drug problem in the state of Oklahoma. Things that I learned were great, easy, and informative. This workshop is the BEST workshop I’ve ever been involved in. The teaching was wonderful. I walked away with skills that I can use on a personal level as well as with clients that I have that do have drug problems. Thank you Narconon for coming to our state!

M.M First Steps Program Course

I have to tell you that I almost backed out of coming to this seminar. I just didn’t know if I could sit through another boring seminar--------and for two whole days! I told myself that I would be receiving 15 CEU’s,and the seminar was being held fairly close to home, the cost was not too expensive so I came------and now I can’t believe that I almost missed this experience. I was very surprised and delighted with this seminar. I learned so much about addiction and the process of overcoming addiction. All this information was new and innovative for me. Narconon handles this process of overcoming addiction in a simple step-by-step process that works. I learned the natural remedies to help overcome the physical addiction, as well as process of of re-learning to assist clients in dealing with the real world when they go home, this was a GREAT experience.

S.W. First Steps Program Course.

The Narconon drug rehabilitation experience is unlike others in that each part of it is simple, it works, and is extremely effective.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Continuing Education in Oklahoma

Desiree Cardoso of Narconon Arrowhead recently taught the first ever college course for continuing education units that is based on the drug rehab program developed by L. Ron Hubbard. Here's a photo of the graduates.

graduates of continuing education class at Eastern Oklahoma State University

The college where this continuing education in drug rehab technology is being taught is Eastern Oklahoma State University. Apparently three courses have been accredited where counselors can come and be trained in workable drug rehab technology.

I have several friends working at Narconon Arrowhead. They do an incredible job of getting people off of drugs. If you are losing a loved one to drugs, I invite you to call them at 1-800-468-6933.

The first course, according to Desiree, is a course where they unlearn some of the things that they've been taught about drug addiction. One of the first things they learn is that it is not a disease. Then they learn the real handling for drug addiction.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Soapmaker's Labeling Book

My gal Marie Gale recently published a book about labeling.

The book got a great review today on About.com from the Candles and Soap About.com editor, David Fisher.

The book is a very comprehensive and helpful guide to how to label soap and cosmetics, for the handcrafted soapmaker. Big corporations making soap (usually making detergents, not actually soaps at all), have teams of lawyers on retainer or in-house to help them cope with the many requirements of labeling soaps and cosmetics. There are so many regulations that it is quite possible to be in non-compliance with one or more of the regulations, despite one's best intentions, which noncompliance can put the small soap maker at legal risk.

So Marie's book, while not a replacement for a lawyer's advice, will certainly help many small soapmakers become conversant with and more likely to be compliant with the rules and regulations. These rules and regs are buried in among other non-applicable laws and regulations, so Marie dug them out and organized them by industry and state. It's a very useful book. She has been getting and delivering many orders for the book since its first publication in May of this year (2007).

There was also a very good review of Marie's book in the Saponifier magazine, which she will have up on her website soon. You can only read Saponifier Magazine online if you have a subscription, so there's no link directly to the article about her book.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Scientology restores historic house in Phoenix

A lowly house near Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona, once the home of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Scientology religion, has been restored by the Church of Scientology to exactly how it was in 1952, when Hubbard made his breakthrough discoveries into the spiritual nature of man. Here's an article about the L. Ron Hubbard House in the East Valley-Scottsdale Tribune, with photos.

The Church of Scientology has also recently renovated homes Mr. Hubbard occupied in South Africa in the early 1960's, and in Washington, DC in the mid 1950's. These basically serve as museums of the history of Dianetics and Scientology around the world.

I've toured Hubbard's mansion in East Grinstead, Sussex, England, which is within walking distance of the Scientology college he established there in East Grinstead. From that tour, I recall a basement room which had been made into a recording studio and lecture hall that might hold 50 people. It was here that Hubbard recorded some lectures that I found particularly inspiring. It wouldn't mean much to most people, but it was significant to me.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Cool summer

We're having a very cool summer here in south coastal Oregon. We bought an air conditioner after one hot day in June, and we've only had to use it twice so far. Today we're wearing sweaters at noon!

I do not subscribe to the religion of global warming. Any time scientists say they have reached a consensus, I back away carefully and try to look at the actual data. When anyone says "the debate is over" on any subject, experience has taught me that the debate is just getting going, and someone wants to shut up the other side.

It appears that the global temperature seems to have gone up slightly in the last 150 years. Maybe one degree. The earliest data is sketchy and unreliable. In Oregon, it was actually hotter in the 1930's than presently -- that whole decade was hot here.

So, if I don't believe in the global warming mythic, then why is it cooler this summer? For the same reason it's hotter on some summer days than others. Variance. Randomness. Chance played out across a bigger area than is comfortably grasped by the human mind.

I'd be really worried if I believed that humans were causing global warming. Did we cause the global warming of Mars, as well -- which has gained about one degree in the last 30 years?

What do you think?

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Psych quotes

This site has some terrifying quotes from leading psychiatrists. Psych Quotes. I say terrifying because they've been at it for over a hundred years now, and have made inroads into every aspect of modern life. There is evil in the world, and you'll find it candidly expressed in the words of the psychiatrists themselves, on that site.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Psychiatrist appointed to leadership position in AMA

It's clear that the Psychs have taken over the AMA from this one fact: The American Medical Association has appointed psychiatrist Jeremy Lazarus, M.D., to a leadership position within the AMA. Not the APA, but the AMA. For more info on this, go here.

It may be a victory for the APA, but it is a major defeat for the forces of reason. Medicine in the USA needs to get out of bed with the pseudo-science of psychiatry.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


19 years ago, I gave my youngest daughter the name "Liberty" in part because I always liked the nickname "Libby" and in part because I truly believe that people should be free to do what they want -- as long as they don't actively harm others through their actions. The famous example of the limits of freedom of speech being that it doesn't give one the right to yell "Fire" in a crowded theater when there's no fire. Freedom of speech also doesn't give one the right to tell harmful lies about another.

The Federalist publishes a "Patriot Post" newsletter, which has the strong purpose of promoting freedom in America. It promotes the view that things are good which lead to freedom, and things are bad which seek to take away our freedoms.

The current popular consideration (it seems to me) is that freedom should consist of "freedoms from" such things as hunger, poverty, war, illness and various other unpleasantnesses of one kind or another. Freedom from being reminded that others have deep religious beliefs seem to be one of the "freedoms" that the ACLU is promoting, in their aggressive actions against the Boy Scouts of America and others who dare to include religious displays or actions as part of their daily lives.

My view is that the better definition of freedom is the "freedom to" do things, not the "freedom from" things. Otherwise a "freedom from" mentality sets in and you have the modern-day liberal, nanny-state, wanting freedom from a host of things that make up reality.

Here are some quotes from the Federalist today that got me thinking on this subject:
"By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion." ---Lord Acton

"But to manipulate men, to propel them toward goals which you---the social reformers---see, but they may not, is to deny their human essence, to treat them as objects without wills of their own, and therefore to degrade them." ---Isaiah Berlin

My view, which is the view of a typical Scientologist is that life is a game, and that games consist of freedoms, barriers, and purposes. Without freedoms to do things, it's difficult to play a good game in life.

Enabling people to do things like study, get off drugs, run a successful business -- these are the things that Scientologists do that make a better life for everyone involved.

What's your view on freedom?

Sunday, June 17, 2007

One Psychiatrist breaks ranks....

Dr. Douglass C. Smith, MD, board certified psychiatriest, has broken ranks with psychiatry. Here's his take on deadly psychiatric drugs. He says they "work" by impairing the brain from properly functioning, dampening feelings, and are harmful. If you've ever wondered how Cho and others could go into a school and start shooting, consider that the reason they are given psych drugs is to stop them from feeling anything -- such as remorse, or compassion, or pangs of conscience.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Psych Bust of APA Convention

The recent annual convention of the American Psychiatric Association drew hundreds of protesters with placards, showing their disapproval of psychiatric drugging of children, and other psych abuses.
Here's a photo of my friend Tom Solari videotaping the protest activities.

Of course this protest was sponsored by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, of which I've been a member since 1971. We think the drugging of children for profit, when those drugs have been proven to cause suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, suicide and homicide (witness the many school shootings by those on psych drugs) is a VERY bad thing, definitely worth spending a weekend to make that point in front of the APA convention.

Front Sight Firearms Training Facility

One of my clients (Front Sight Firearms Training Institute) has gotten a lot of press since 9/11, for offering to train airline pilots in firearms safety, more recently for offering to train 100 Marines going to Iraq (at no charge to them) and for offering to train school safety officers as long as they are then allowed to have a concealed carry permit on campus.

Over the last couple of years working with him, I've realized that the founder of Front sight, Ignatius Piazza, is a brilliant marketer in the real world. Online, he counts on me to help him market his many sites:

Did I mention there were a lot of sites?

I'm planning a trip to Front Sight this fall to take a 4-day handgun training course. Bringing along my best gal, maybe my daughter.


Friday, June 08, 2007

First Do No Harm....

The first rule of the Hippocratic Oath taken by new doctors when they are sworn into the profession is: "First, do no harm".

It's hard to reconcile that with the factual over-drugging of Americans, being done for the profit of and at the instigation of, the drug companies making drugs they have pushed through the FDA without adequate testing.

This came up because I just received this success story from one of Narconon's dedicated staff (also a graduate of their drug rehabilitation program), Patricia Bean-Meyer:
An angel delivered me to the doors of life!
My life was miserable. I had lost my husband and was soon to lose my children. I felt helpless. I was a clinical drug addict. My nightstand beside my bed held Xanax, Oxycontin, Lortabs, Somas, and some other kinds of sleeping pills. All prescribed to me by medical doctors.
At one time I had my own business. A beautiful family. Everything a person would want. But my life had turned into a living nightmare. I didn't eat food. I took drugs. I didn't clean my home. I shot up drugs. I didn't love my family. I didn't love myself. I was a wreck.
I made several reaches for help. Doors were slammed in my face. I was told I would always take medications. I could not come off all the meds without dying. Doctors told me this. Several rehabs turned me down, I was too addicted. Society turned its back on my screams and cries for help. What's the use, I'm doomed to live this life of misery. I overdosed on October 14th of 2004. My 6 year old daughter found me with no breath, no heart beat. She called for help.
Somehow, I made it through the night. I refused emergency services but agreed to go to the hospital with my father. Everything was such a blurr. The pain and anguish I saw in my father's eyes is something no parent should feel.
I was the true example of what clinical drugs can do to a human being. I was walking death. Just a body with no mind or spirit left. Narconon® accepted me. An angel delivered me to the doors of life.
I went through the program and I stayed to train. I am now a living, loving, productive human being. Narconon gave me the tools to remain clean, the tools to pick myself up and to keep myself out of danger.
My parents have a daughter. My sisters have a sister. My children have a mother. My future grandchildren have a grandmother, someone they can be proud of. Not a drug addict.
Narconon gave me back my will. My God did not condemn me to a life of drugs. I chose to do drugs.
My biggest win, is I'm helping in the war against drugs. I know within every cell of my existence that we can save lives from drug addiction. I have purpose.

Narconon Arrowhead Graduate, February 18, 2005
Story written May 2007
The great thing about the Narconon program is how many people who do their drug program then stay on to help others get through it, like Patricia. The other great thing about it is that they aren't addicted to a new drug -- about 70% of them stay clean for life, not needing to go back to rehab again.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Babies exposed to Prozac are damaged for life!

Babies exposed to Prozac are damaged for life:
"In conclusion, our results suggest that maternal exposure to
fluoxetine during pregnancy and lactation results in enduring
behavioral alterations in male and female pups throughout life.
Presumably, overstimulation of the serotonergic receptors during brain
development led to long-lasting changes in brain chemistry or
structure that resulted in abnormal behavior throughout life. "

Behavioral Evaluation of Male and Female Mice Pups Exposed to
Fluoxetine during Pregnancy and Lactation

Vol. 80, No. 1, 2007

Someone should have warned Brooke Shields about that.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Australian Packer Wedding a Mystery?

It was nice to see the Daily Telegraph try to write a balanced piece about Australian James Packer's upcoming wedding.

While the Australians are in a dither over where and how Packer is to be married, and speculation is rife about the exact location (reportedly somewehre near the French Riviera), Americans haven't heard much about Packer. He's not on our celebrity radar here even though he's reportedly Australia's richest man, worth billions. Oh, well, I guess it would compare with Bill Gates or Donald Trump getting married; such things happen now and again, but I don't pay much attention to them.

The article did get one thing wrong, though, in that Scientology wedding ceremonies don't usually last an hour. More like half an hour, or less. It doesn't take that long to get through the vows. It really depends on which ceremony the betrothed pick to use; there are several versions to choose from among the Scientology religious rites.

When I was married, we asked our minister to use the vows that we came up with ourselves, but they were based on one of the normal Scientology ceremonies. Actually, I've been married twice using Scientology nuptials (the first time for 17 years) and both times the vows were slightly altered from what is in the Scientology ceremonies book. So there's some looseness about what exactly the vows contain.

For example, my first wife wanted to use one of the ceremonies but objected to one phrase (something about obeying - I can't recall exactly what) - so we just struck it out. She was way into women's lib at the time (hey, it was the 70's!), and the thought of "obeying" a man was repulsive to her. As I recall, the issue of obeying never came up in our marriage as I'm not one to give orders to my spouse anyway.

The other ceremonies in the Scientology ceremonies book are also great. I've attended Scientology funeral services (they help the people recover by having them say goodbye to the deceased), and as a Scientology minister myself, I delivered one Scientology funeral service for my mother when she died.

Even here in backwoods Oregon, when our ranch manager was killed in a logging accident, the Scientology funeral ceremony we performed at the local funeral home went very well for the hundred or so guests who came to honor her. It was very well received, with many compliments bestowed about how great it was, and no complaints after performing it. The ranch manager who died was a much-loved member of the local community, with many friends. The ceremony helped her community heal. Those at the funeral were gippo loggers, truck drivers, ranch owners, cowboys and drunks on their best behavior, some Jehovah's Witnesses and other church-going folk, and the relatives she left behind.

I was very thankful for the structure the funeral ceremony provided and for the Scientology technology of "assists" that we were able to provide for her relatives. Death is a hard blow to take, and the "loss of a person" assist is very helpful in coming to terms with that loss, easing the heartache some and making it possible to recover faster. Her mother was especially appreciative of the assists.

The other Scientology ceremony I really like is the "naming" ceremony, where a new baby is introduced to the church members and made aware of what his name is, and who his parents are. That one is always fun and very uplifting.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Psychiatric Coercion - a Form of Torture

This German newsletter, ZWANG (which believes that Coercive Psychiatry is a Torture System), is working hard to make sure that the coercive practices of psychiatry are labeled properly as torture in Germany.

Here's what the United Nations adopted as point #5 of its Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
Article 5 (prohibition of torture): No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Psychiatry in Europe has been, in the last decade alone, exposed for its inhumane, animalistic, and barbaric treatment of psychiatric prisoners. In one instance, psychiatric prisoners were kept in cages around the clock -- the cage consisting of a mattress for a floor, and a wire enclosure no wider or longer than the mattress itself, surrounding it. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights exposed this and got the prisoners released and the psychiatric "hospital" closed down where these prisoners had been kept out of sight of the public.

The more you know about what psychiatry is actually doing in the world, the more incensed you will become at their abuses. Because people trust them to help, and then they abuse that trust by incarcerating, restraining, and in many cases drugging them with drugs that cause them to kill themselves or others.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Ultra Marathon

I've known JR Radich for many years. He is an ultra-marathoner, and in July will be running his seventh (!) 135 mile long Death Valley race, billed as the world's toughest footrace. Temperatures reach 125 degrees, and pavement can hit 180 degrees. Last year he finished 11th in the race, with a time that was nine hours better than his best previous time, from 2003.

JR makes this event a fundraiser for the Way to Happiness Foundation, with the theme that youth should make the right choices with "The Way to Happiness". He says,
This is a great purpose I strongly support and many of you over the years have pledged on my runs which is much appreciated. Our youth are our future. Gangs, drugs, intolerance, lack of common sense principles, all a threat to our youth today. TWTH is making big inroads on helping reverse this negative trend.

He also plans to run Mt. Whitney, 14,464 feet tall - tallest peak in the Continental US, and then reverse back across Death Valley unassisted (no support crew or vans following him), by pushing a baby jogger with all his water and supplies, another 135 miles back to Badwater, the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere, 282 feet below sea level. A total of 292 miles.
If you'd like to contribute to this WILD(!) venture, here's the address and phone:
The Way to Happiness Foundation
C/O The Death Valley Run
201 E. Broadway
Glendale, CA 91205

Help him out!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Inhuman beings...

An old friend, Tom Solari, has a new typepad blog, where he has posted an excellent essay, called "Inhuman Beings - The Chemicalized Personality". His premise is that the observable increase of violent behavior in recent years is directly attributable to the psychiatric drugs that these people were on. According to Tom, it's not post-partum depression, combat stress, or rock music or video games. It's psychiatric drugs that are responsible for dehumanizing people to the point where they will commit these crimes. Kip Kinkle in Oregon, the two kids from Columbine, and now the VTech massacre - all were apparently on psychiatric drugs. That's just the very tip of the iceberg -- the more of these you look into, in depth, the more you realize that the common link between them is the psychiatric drugs that they are prescribed. As the black box labels on them now say, they can cause suicidal or homicidal ideation -- in other words, they make you want to kill yourself or someone else.

I've known and respected Tom for over three decades now. When I first met him, he was part of an improv comedy group called "Solari and Carr". He and Clark Carr performed live comedy sketches at Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles on Friday noties. This was in late 1971, only a couple of years after Celebrity Centre was established by Yvonne Jentzch (one of my very favorite people of all time). Now Celebrity Centre is a huge and wonderful place -- back then it was a tiny facility in the Alvarado district in LA. Solari and Carr would do sketches with other minor celebrities who happened to be wandering through the place. One of my favorites was a recurring sketch called "Meat on the Street", where they would portray the drug users, pimps and whores, cops and bag ladies who were familiar to all of us who lived in the Alvarado district. All for some very good laughs.

In any event, Tom's essay on "Inhuman Beings" is well worth reading.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Dianetics revealed to me my spiritual nature.

In 1968 I first saw a copy of Dianetics at a corner drugstore in Portland, Oregon, on the 'best-sellers' rack among the latest novels of the time. I picked it up and saw some hyperbole on the back of it about being more in control of your own mind, leafed through a few pages, put it back on the rack and dismissed the book with this thought: "This came out 20 years ago. If there was really something that could do what this says, we wouldn't still have all the problems we have today!" I had no inkling that it would be fought, tooth and nail, by the psychiatrists dispensing drugs and dishing out ECT and lobotomies. (If you think the vicious practice of Electro-Convulsive Therapy is gone, you are badly mistaken.)

That day in 1968, I bought Frank Herbert's "Dune" instead, and read it on a Greyhound Bus crossing the US to spend my junior year of high school with my sister Charma-Lynn.

My friends today would not have recognized that younger me on the bus; I was severely depressed. A year later, living in Portland again, I became addicted to street drugs. A couple of Scientologists (these were just casual aquaintances, mind you) helped get me off of the drugs cold turkey and cared enough to go miles out of their way to help me recover physically and mentally. They made it their mission to help me get off drugs, and they did! I will be forever grateful to them.

Then, in 1971, for the price of $25 (which seemed like a lot of money to me as an 18-year old drugged-out college student) I signed up for and did a Scientology course on communication, because I recognized that those guys who had helped me could actually communicate -- and I had a great deal of trouble with that skill. It took me three months to complete the course, spending several hours a day at it, week after week. I may have set the world record for how long it took to do that course, as most people finish it in a week or so. I think they made about five cents an hour off of my participation in that course.

The skills I got from the communication course changed the direction of my life completely, and I became happy for the first time in my life. Not just a happy hour or two, but weeks of mostly happy days that rolled on into months and years. I was a happier person, never depressed again, and never on drugs again. By happy I mean that I wasn't on some kind of manic high, I could just recover from anything (geting sick, getting a traffic ticket, getting dumped by a girl) very quickly. And I'd be happy again. It was like I'd been incapable of it before. And now I was able.

I started whistling, singing, feeling joyful about my life and my future. I hadn't ever thought that would happen to me; I thought I had been fated to a life of depression and misery. I could actually talk to girls!

A couple of years later I had the opportunity to get an hour or so of Dianetics counseling every day from a friendly young woman named Helen Korengold. She was someone I liked and trusted, and I felt safe talking with her. She was a trained "auditor" -- a person trained in Dianetics, who asks questions and actually listens to your answers without brushing them off, or talking about herself all the time. I found out it's GOOD to be listened to!

Over the course of a couple of months, the questions she asked in the Dianetics counselling changed my life again. I learned things about myself, my past behavior and feelings, and my own mind I had never imagined. I learned that I hadn't lived just this one life, that I had considerably more history than that. That came as something of a surprise to me, because I had always assumed that I "started" with the birth of this body and would end when it ended. I realized I was a spirit and had abilities that were being way underused; I started using those abilities, and wanted to learn more about how to use them better!

I didn't realize at the time that I was paralleling the same path that Hubbard had walked twenty years earlier.

When he wrote Dianetics in 1949 and 50, he had no real concept that when a person looked at pictures in his mind, it was a *spirit* looking at the pictures. He didn't know what to call the thing that looked at the pictures - in the Dianetics book he called it the "awareness of awareness unit". The thing (not part of the mind, not part of the body) that is aware of itself.

It wasn't until many thousands of people started doing Dianetic auditing back there in the early 50's that many of them discovered they had lived before. It created a revolution among the Dianeticists of that era -- a few of them revolted and refused to talk about anything that was a "past life" experience. But the main body of Dianeticists (and Hubbard) realized that they were dealing with the human spirit, not some body or some mind. Hubbard started researching the human spirit.

And when they got into that realm, dealing with the human spirit one-on-one, they were basically in uncharted water, an area that only religion ever attempts to explain.

This was an adventure!

Psychiatry has no theories that deal with the human spirit. Only brains, brain (ha!) chemistry and the behavior of brains and bodies. They have abandoned utterly all dealings with the human spirit. So it wasn't some new branch of psychiatry that Hubbard developed.

He had to coin a word for it as one didn't exist.

Epistemology doesn't really cover what they were doing, although I think epistemology is the closest of the humanities to Scientology. But the epistemologists are haring off down some paths that don't really seem to go anywhere. Large groups of people don't become happy or better by studying epistemology (although it is a fascinating subject).

But I did get better (in my own estimation) by studying the subject that Hubbard developed, and doing the various courses into which he organized the subject he called Scientology. In the early 50's (1952 or 1953, I think) some of the Dianeticists (by then calling themselves 'Scientologists') founded the Church of Scientology and it's been growing ever since, despite the opposition of organized medicine (AMA, APA), drug companies (Eli Lilly and others) and most of the major media (who are deep in the pocket of the drug companies for ad revenues).

Today is the 57th anniversary of the publication of that book "Dianetics". It's worth reading, no matter what you may have read online or elsewhere. Read it yourself and see if it makes sense to you. If not, no harm done!

And if you have any interest in how your own mind works, or how you can make it work better, Dianetics is worth DOING.


Tuesday, May 08, 2007


Leah Remini is beautiful. In person, she's stunning. Here's a great photo of Leah and an article where she gives the reason she got into Scientology. It's very simple - she saw good changes in her mom as her mother started doing Scientology, and she communicated well enough to want to check it out for herself.

About nine years ago, I met Leah at Celebrity Centre, when she was just enjoying the first flush of success with King of Queens. (Note: I don't care to watch sitcoms but it seems to be popular). At the time I was working at Warner Brothers managing True Blue Productions, Kirstie Alley's production company, and I was well aware of Leah's burgeoning success as an actress, because I had heard a lot about Leah from my wife at the time. They were friends, had been best friends as teenagers, back when Leah was struggling like all the other young actresses in Hollywood. My (now ex-)wife was featured in the Lifetime network bio of Leah as her childhood friend.

Anyway, at that meeting, I had the feeling that I had met her before, and I told her so.

She denied it, bantering that she always remembers a face and she had never seen mine before. I insisted on it -- she said that I must have seen her on TV. With my best poker face I said "No! Are you an actress?" She laughed herself silly.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Antidepressant Drugs Induce Homicidal Rage

The recent Vtech massacre has spurred many people to request a formal investigation into the relationship between these school shootings and the antidpressant medications that the shooters were uniformly taking.

The problem is that these drugs are personality altering drugs that induce homicidal rage in the kids who are taking them!

Here's an article by Dr. Joseph Mercola about Antidepressants Alter Personality. He cites this article in the American Journal of Psychiatry: American Journal of Psychiatry March, 1998;155:373-379

This must be further investigated and the responsible parties at the drug companies - those who have known for years that these drugs create homicidal ideation -- must be brought to justice!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Miss America 1944

My hat's off to Miss America of 1944, (Venus Ramey, now 82 years old) who foiled a robbery attempt on her farm in Kentucky, using her snub-nosed .38.

In a world with gun control, she would have been at the mercy of the several robbers, who could have beaten her and left her to die.

But she has a handgun, and she used it to shoot out the tires of their car, so that they couldn't leave. They were apprehended by the police and one of them was arrested.

Here's the article in Yahoo. Brave Beauty Queen.

She was the poster girl for our soldiers in WWII, and now she's a poster girl for responsible gun ownership.

Mental Health Screening - a deadly farce

Read what Dr. Peter Breggin has to say about the calls for more mental health screening based on what really happens in the psychiatric industry after someone obviously dangerous to himself and others is put into the system.

I couldn't agree more with his analysis.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Holocaust Remembrance Day today

Today, April 15, is Holocaust Remembrance Day according to my big wall calendar. Yes, let us not forget that millions of Jews, almost all the Gypsies, and many others were killed by the Nazis in concentration camps across a conquered Europe. The "science" behind the Nazi brutalities was "eugenics", defined as "the study of hereditary improvement of the human race by controlled selective breeding." That's a pretty tame definition from the American Heritage Dictionary of the American Language 4th Edition.

The Nazis used eugenics as the justification for their thoroughly evil attempt to wipe out entire races of humans from this earth. In the concentration camps, they used doctors to sort the sick, the lame and the pregnant from otherwise healthy slave laborers -- these were sent immediately to the gas chambers. They performed various medical experiments on the slaves... it's too grisly to recount here in detail. And the science that powered it all was eugenics.

If you want faces and names to go with that accusation, I can send them to you in a DVD called "Psychiatry, An Industry of Death", published by CCHR. Really - feel free to contact me and I'll mail you a copy of the DVD at no charge. It'll make your blood boil to find out what the psychiatric community have actually been up to while seeming like they are just a bunch of bumbling incompetents. Despite the psychobabble, they really don't have a clue what actually makes people depressed or manic, or even how to tell if they are sane. There's nothing scientific about their pseudo-science; real scientists have to produce results using the scientific method. Psychiatry exempts itself from this -- their diagnoses are based on opinion and their opinions are based on pseudo-scientific mumbo-jumbo.

Contact me and I'll send you the DVD.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

More victims of psychiatry coming forward

I'm posting this email from CCHR verbatim here because I can't say it any better than they do: Psychiatric Rape

Top Child Psychiatrist Thrown Back In Jail

As media coverage grows on the case against William Ayres, so does the number of victims stepping forward. Ayres, former President of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), is accused of molesting at least 37 male patients under the age of 14. As a result of four new charges filed Thursday, involving two additional victims, a San Mateo County Superior Court judge tripled Ayres' bail to $750,000, and he was taken back to jail. Prosecutor Melissa McKowan said next week she expects to add more charges, bringing the total to nine cases that are prosecutable within the statute of limitations.

The molestation allegations date back to 1969, and according to the Los Angeles Times, Ayres stood in front of his colleagues at a Bay Area conference a quarter of a century ago and recommended that psychiatrists conduct intimate “physical examinations” of their adolescent patients to “assess their sexual development”—including the development of pubic hair. Ayres’ psychiatrist peers were evidently not disturbed by his suggestion, and he was elected to the position of President of AACAP from 1993 to 1995, and was even awarded with a lifetime achievement award in 2002 by the San Mateo board of supervisors for "his tireless effort to improve the lives of children and adolescents."

Prosecutor McKowan said Ayres is typical of “very, very smart” pedophiles who victimize young children from a position of power. "The fact that we have so many victims is what gives us corroboration. That's what gives us a provable case,” she said.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a psychiatric watchdog, decries the fact that mental health practitioners, entrusted with the care of the most vulnerable members of society, commit such egregious crimes. A 2001 U.S. study of therapist-client sex found that one out of 20 clients who had been sexually abused by their therapist was a minor. The female victims’ ages ranged from 3 to 17, and from 7 to 16 for the males. The average age was 7 for girls and 12 for boys.
Scores of such cases from all over the world can be accessed on CCHR’s PsychCrime database at www.psychcrime.org.

Psychiatrists and psychologists who molest their patients frequently escape criminal prosecution because the cases are handled by licensing boards, which treat it as “professional misconduct.” Laws exist in more than 20 states making therapist sexual exploitation a crime, though this should be otherwise prosecutable as sexual assault or rape. CCHR applauds the courage of the victims in the Ayres case for coming forward in the name of justice.

Help educate others on psychiatric criminality by purchasing CCHR's in-depth report, Psychiatric Rape: Assaulting Women and Children, for just $6. Call CCHR International at 800-869-2247 to purchase.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Scientology - Human Rights Victory in Europe

The European Court of Human Rights found unanimously today in favor of the Church of Scientology of Moscow, which upheld that the Church of Scientology had the right to be register as a religion in Moscow. They had registered in 1994, but a change in the law required the Church to file an application for re-registration, which was denied on spurious grounds.

Quoting from the Scientology Today website:

In Church of Scientology Moscow vs Russia (Application no. 18147/02), the Church of Scientology of the City of Moscow filed an application regarding the refusal of the Moscow department of Justice to re-register the Church as a religious organization. The Church of Scientology of Moscow was first registered in 1994. After a change in the law the Church filed an application for re-registration. The Church complained that the refusal of its application violated fundamental rights guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights.

Elena Saycheva, spokesperson of the Church of Scientology of Moscow, praised the court's ruling saying, "This decision not only confirms the rights of churches of Scientology, but also sets another important precedent to protect the rights of all other religious communities in Europe."

This win will apply to all religious groups in Europe, not just to the Scientologists, which is very much in the favor of other persecuted groups in Europe: groups as diverse as Jehovah's Witnesses, other evangelical Christian sects, and wiccans will be able to cite this precedent.

The Church of Scientology has a reputation for being litigious. I'm actually kind of proud of that. The founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, said this, which I've found to be true: "The price of freedom: constant alertness, constant willingness to fight back."

Few people remember that it was the Scientologists who mastered the art of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request back in the 1970's, and obtained numerous rulings under the Freedom of Information Act that upheld that the public (that's you, if you're an American) does have the right to know exactly what's in the files our government is keeping on you. The FOIA is not an idle promise, it's a guaranteed right of all Americans. It is that now because of all the work the Scientologists did to make it so.

Today, In Europe, the religious freedom of all Europeans is strengthened by this ruling.

Time to celebrate!

Thursday, February 15, 2007


I subscribe to the Federalist, a conservative newsletter that is very educational about consititutional issues. Here's a quote from Paul Greenberg which they published, that resonated with me:
"You can tell a lot about an educational system by its vocabulary. When Calvinistic terms like grace and works are replaced by educantisms like self-esteem, you know the system's in trouble. Or is even to think on grace and works now considered a violation of the separation of church and state? The mere mention of a religious idea in public has been known to make some of our more advanced thinkers break out in hives and litigation. As for those of us inclined to sneak a biblical allusion into our prose now and then, we need not fear; our 'educated' classes may no longer recognize it. The theory behind the Cult of Self-Esteem is simple: First get the cart, then put it before the horse. Just feel good about yourself and achievement will follow automatically. It would be too much to call this approach instant gratification; it's really more like pre-gratification... Want to build real self-esteem, the kind that is the fruit of self-respect and not just an inadequate substitute for it? Expect, even insist on, competence. Don't pretend it's there when it isn't. If that sounds too hard, that's the catch with self-respect---it has to be earned. Self-esteem, on the other hand, costs little or nothing. And it's worth just what you pay for it." ---Paul Greenberg

What he doesn't say is that this is a idea mandated by psychiatrists-- yet another example of the unworkability of that entire pseudo-science.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Winter Wonderland

A couple of weeks ago it snowed here on the ranch--here are some photos.

chickenhouse in snow

That's our chicken house above.

ranch house in snow

Our house and hill. Lots of Snow! But it's all gone now.