Welcome To The API Website Mass psychosis in the US Has America become a nation of psychotics? You would certainly think so, based on the explosion in the use of antipsychotic medications. In 2008, with over $14 billion in sales, antipsychotics became the single top-selling therapeutic class of prescription drugs in the United States, surpassing drugs used to treat high cholesterol and acid reflux. Once upon a time, antipsychotics were reserved for a relatively small number of patients with hard-core psychiatric diagnoses - primarily schizophrenia and bipolar disorder - to treat such symptoms as delusions, hallucinations, or formal thought disorder. It is anything but a coincidence that the explosion in antipsychotic use coincides with the pharmaceutical industry's development of a new class of medications known as "atypical antipsychotics." Not just for psychotics anymore In a recent article in The New York Review of Books, Angell deconstructs what she calls an apparent "raging epidemic of mental illness" among Americans.
Center for American Progress Libyan spy files document Qaddafi regime's fall This Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 photo shows an ransacked desk in Muammar Qaddafi's intelligence headquarters in Tripoli, Libya. Hundreds intelligence documents seen by The Associated Press in Tripoli show how Qaddafi's authoritarian regime using all its means failed to quash an armed rebellion largely fueled by hatred of its tools of control. AP Photo/Ben Hubbard TRIPOLI, Libya - As the uprising grew against Muammar Qaddafi, secret reports from his vaunted intelligence service flowed back to Tripoli. Some were mundane — how agents erased anti-regime graffiti. The reports grew more desperate as the Libyan rebellion veered into civil war: Military leaders in the western mountains were disregarding orders; troops in the city of Misrata ran out of ammunition, turning the situation into "every man for himself." These reports and hundreds of other intelligence documents seen by The Associated Press in Tripoli trace how the tide shifted in the six-month uprising that ended Qaddafi's 42-year reign.
Women's Media Center Loyalists enter Niger but no sign of Qaddafi Updated at 3:38 p.m. ET TARHOUNA, Libya - Armed loyalists of Muammar Qaddafi, including his security chief, fled into neighboring Niger in multiple convoys across hundreds of miles of desert on Tuesday. Libya's former rebels — now the country's de facto rulers — claimed the convoys were a major flight by Qaddafi's most hardcore backers from his final strongholds. The claims could not immediately be confirmed. But as the first group of a dozen vehicles pulled into Niger's capital Niamey on Tuesday, a customs official confirmed that it included Mansour Dao, Qaddafi's security chief and a key member of his inner circle, as well as around 12 other Qaddafi regime officials. Qaddafi himself is not in the convoys, Niger's Foreign Minister Bazoum Mohamed said, according to Al-Arabiya television. Special Section: Anger in the Arab WorldQaddafi loyalists flee, rebels eye Bani WalidLibyan spy files document Qaddafi regime's fall Still, the significance of the convoys was unclear. U.S.
History | ALEC – American Legislative Exchange Council More than 40 years ago, a small group of state legislators and conservative policy advocates met in Chicago to implement a vision: A nonpartisan membership association for conservative state lawmakers who shared a common belief in limited government, free markets, federalism, and individual liberty. Their vision and initiative resulted in the creation of a voluntary membership association for people who believed that government closest to the people was fundamentally more effective, more just, and a better guarantor of freedom than the distant, bloated federal government in Washington, D.C. At that meeting, in September 1973, state legislators, including then Illinois State Rep. Henry Hyde, conservative activist Paul Weyrich, and Lou Barnett, a veteran of then Gov. Ronald Reagan’s 1968 presidential campaign, together with a handful of others, launched the American Legislative Exchange Council. The Birth of ALEC Task Forces From Clearinghouses to Think Tanks The ALEC Formula for Success
Caroline Glick: A prayer for 5771 « 3rd Circle I’m a big fan of Caroline Glick. So much so that if I was president, I would ask Ms. Glick to be my national security adviser. In my opinion, her understanding of national and political Israel is unmatched in its strategic clarity and moral coherence. But Caroline is also an American and I believe she understands our country in ways that many in our own leadership do not. Ms. In the essay below, I believe she has identified a profound truth that can help us understand some of the deepest currents that are flowing in this time. RJ Jonas Original article at On August 28, Fox News commentator Glenn Beck confounded his colleagues in the media when he brought hundreds of thousands of Americans to the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC for a rally he called “Restoring Honor.” While former Alaska governor Sarah Palin was the keynote speaker, the rally was decidedly apolitical. The crowd was enthusiastic but not rowdy.
Center for Immigration Studies | Low-immigration, Pro-immigrant European Anti-Semitism versus Measuring European Anti-Semitism « The Prince and The Little Prince Anti-Semitism in Europe is a given — but the ways of measuring it are not. The most recent survey of anti-Semitism in Europe by the Anti-Defamation League does not properly assess anti-Semitism. The magnitude of anti-Semitism in Europe is alarming, according to the survey, and the magnitude of anti-Semitism in Europe is no doubt alarming — but not because the survey accurately measured it. The survey covered Austria, France, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. 1) Jews are more loyal to Israel than to this country. 2) Jews have too much power in the business world. 3) Jews have too much power in international financial markets. 4) Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust. Respondents were also asked whether they agree or disagree with the statement that “Jews are responsible for the death of Christ.” It is difficult to measure bigotry because bigots will hide their bigotry when surveyed. The issue is Holocaust denial. 1. 2. 3. Like this:
The Premiere Online Debate Website | Debate.org More Effort to Harass Israel on the World Stage « A Modern Perspective From the WSJ: “Israel is believed to be the only Middle East country to possess atomic weapons. Its government neither confirms nor denies their existence.” Israel has allegedly maintained nuclear weapons for almost 4 decades. Had they wanted to use them for aggressive and hostile purposes or posturing, the world would have seen that already. Unlike Iran, and every other Middle Eastern country, Israel does not parade its long range missiles down its main city streets, nor do its government leaders loudly preach utter annihilation and destruction to its enemies. Instead this society produces more Nobel Laureates, technological advancements, and medical breakthroughs per capita than any other nation on earth. Israel’s silent and secret nuclear program is to ensure that Jews will not face another attempted genocide or holocaust this century. Like this: Like Loading...