I've learned to look at kids' behavior as a coded message. When they don't do what we want them to do, they're usually trying to tell us something. Kids aren't great communicators - instead of telling us what they think or feel, they act it out with their behavior. Even if they're old enough to tell us what they think or feel, they might know from experience that we're not likely to respond to them the way they need, so instead they act out.
Sadly, I think it all boils down to money. I used to work in Social Services and I didn't have one client over the age of 50 that wasn't on at least 10 medications. Again, the drug companies bring in billions with vaccines and medications.
Dennis Rivera is a kindergartener at PS 81 in Ridgewood, New York City. He has asthma and has been in speech therapy. On January 11, little Dennis had a very bad day, and became dysregulated. He was taken to the principal's office, who evidently summoned Thalite Johnson, a school safety officer, who handcuffed the boy. School officials decided that Rivera should have a psychiatric evaluation -- without the parents' permission. Rivera was transported by ambulance to Elmhurst Hospital for the psychiatric evaluation.
Dennis's mother, Jasmina Vasquez, was not contacted by the school until after the boy was handcuffed and EMS summond. Ms. Vasquez works in Manhattan, and asked Dennis's babysitter, Sandy Ortiz, to go to the school and retrieve the boy. The school refused to release the boy to Ms. Ortiz (who regularly picks him up from school) but did allow her to accompany the boy in the ambulance to the hospital.
Rivera was released about four hours later. His parents have withdrawn him from PS 81 and enrolled him at a private school.
The very shortest version: Officer Nohejl is a school resource officer in Pasco County. He set up a MySpace account--most of his MS "friends" are students in the Pasco County School District. One of his 170+ friends had a link to a porn site.
Now Officer Nohejl is now under investigation by the Florida attorney
general’s cyber crimes unit and the New Port Richey Police Department.
What? An individual is responsible for a third-party link? That's crazy.
Once upon a time, responsible people proposed a hypothesis that the rise in incidence of autism was somehow correlated with the rise in the number and kind of vaccinations infants and young children received.
That's how science works, after all: noticing changes in the environment and wondering why the changes are occurring. Then there's the next step: conducting rigorous experiments to determine the relationships, if any, between the two observed phenomena. Then, if the predictions the hypothesis made are borne out by the experiment(s), then the hypothesis can be kept (and/or expanded). Otherwise, a responsible person must reject -- throw out, give up -- the hypothesis.
A second hypothesis was that a mercury-derivative vaccine preservative, thimerasol, somehow contributed to, or caused, autism. Arthur Allen's 2002 article, The Not-So-Crackpot Autism Theory, explains some of the factors and the timeline. By March, 2003, researchers concluded:
But the beat goes on--in other words, anti-vaccination "activists" still push the two theories. And now ABC, in the guise of a TV show, is beating the big drum. They will be airing a drama, 'Eli Stone' on January 31, in which the title character, an attorney, sues his former client, a pharmaceutical company, "on behalf of the mother of an autistic child who believes a mercury-based preservative in a vaccine caused her son’s autism."
Idaho is....different. One state representative believes that the Communist Party USA planned the environmental movement, feminism, and the homosexual agenda to "take down America".
When we see many mainstream politicians and activist judges with the same agenda that just 16 years ago was that of Communist strategists, it is time for patriotic Americans to wake up and get involved.
Idaho's governor, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, thinks the answer to mental illness in Idaho is to set up a fenced,
tented facility in the desert area south of Boise, near the current Idaho State Correctional Institution.
The skiing is good & the friends are fine. I come back to the Bay Area Friday to undertake the first of a long series of trainings in Making Math Real.