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How race-based Affirmative Action college admissions policies are harming Asian-American students

affirmative-actionThe educational performance of Asian-Americans is outstanding. Whereas Asian-Americans make up 5.6% of the U.S. population, according to the complaint to the Department of Educatiin, they make up more than 30% of the recent American maths and physics Olympiad teams and Presidential Scholars, and 25-30% of National Merit Scholarships.

Allan Brownfeld Global News Centre

(WASHINGTON DC)   The goal of the civil rights movement was the creation of a color-blind society in which men and women would be judged, as the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. declared, on the “content of their character, not the color of their skin.” That philosophy, however, was soon replaced by policies of “affirmative action,” in which people would indeed be judged on the color of their skin in a variety of endeavors. One of these related to college admissions policies in which standards applied to minority students, in effect, gave them points for their minority status and considered judging them on the basis of their academic achievement or SAT scores as, somehow, unfair.

Duty to Warn: Electroconvulsant Shock Therapy (ECT)

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By Gary G. Kohls, MD

(DULUTH)  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.

The futile struggle

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Even when I point out physical and mathematical impossibilities associated with their gravity, heat and particle explanations of anomalies discovered by the space probes, the scientists have simply stated that it is simply an anomaly that has to be resolved instead of considering the fact that their basic paradigm is wrong.

Edsel Chromie Global News Centre

(SAN DIEGO)  As an inventor with 4 approved patents on mechanical, electronic and energy devices with another patent pending, I am familiar with and used small models to determine the capability and potential of a much larger model. From a reverse perspective it is equally possible to determine how an already known very large phenomenon can be produced by a very small model. For the scientists sitting at their desks burdened with mathematical formulas limiting their grasp of reality, I think it is important for them to look around them at the marvels that have been created simply by forcing a magnetic field current a fraction of an inch back and forth in a wire at 60 cycles per second.  There aren’t any particles filling up the light bulbs or piling up around all of the appliances they are using. Electrical energy does not flow from the end of a wire like water from a faucet. Everything must be connected back to the generator to complete a circuit to continue the fraction of an inch back and forth loop of occilation or the electrical energy will not work. The ground of the Earth serves as the connecting link back to the generator of the utility company.

Why Americans believe that bombing Hiroshima was necessary

The carnage at Hiroshima

The carnage at Hiroshima

Everybody in my high school, including myself, swallowed the post-war propaganda hook, line and sinker.

By Gary G. Kohls, MD

(DULUTH)  August 6, 2015, is the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, a civilian city that had minimal military value, despite the claims of President Truman when he announced the event to the American people.

The whole truth of what the Nuremburg tribunal would later help define as an international war crime and a crime against humanity has been heavily censored and mythologized ever since war-weary Americans in 1945 accepted the propaganda that the bombings were necessary to shorten the war and prevent the loss of a million US soldiers during the allegedly planned November 1945 invasion.

Florida Board of Medicine you have a pill mill crisis in your state! Why are you contributing to it?

Surveillance image from what was once South Florida's largest pill mill. Courtesy: wsvn.com

Surveillance image from what was once South Florida’s largest pill mill. Courtesy: wsvn.com

Have you seen the statistics in Florida of the deaths and addictions to controlled substances? 

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   There is an organization of ordinary citizens operating out of Florida called StoppNow.  Here is a link to their website http://stoppnow.com/?page_id=252.  These ordinary citizens recognize that pill mills operating out of storefront buildings are warehouses of prescription opioids who are dispensing pills to hopelessly addicted people lined up outside the storefront pill mills.  So StoppNow organizes picket lines in front of the pill mills calling attention to law enforcement and the D.E.A. that people are dying and families torn apart because of these pill mills.  Ordinary citizens saving lives — heroes in every sense of the word.

Most attitudes and beliefs are outcomes of fear

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The most important emotion driving dysfunctional attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviour is terror. And education can have no impact at all on any of these when someone is terrified.

Robert J. Burrowes Global News Centre

(TASMANIA)   I routinely come across efforts to change an individual’s attitude, belief and/or value by using education to teach the ‘right’ one. This is most usually intended to lead to a better behavioural outcome, such as someone who is not sexist, racist or violent. I would like to explain why education cannot achieve such a change, except in the most superficial of circumstances, as the evidence clearly demonstrates.

Duty to Warn: The Red Lake School shootings, 10th anniversary

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Mixing Drugs, Guns, Crushing Poverty, Generational Racism, and Predatory Capitalism Doesn’t Work

Gary G. Kohls, MD for Global News Centre

(DULUTH)    March 21, 2005 – Red Lake, Minnesota – Under the crazy-making and neurotoxic influence of 60 mg of Prozac,  and using his grandfather’s shotgun and Glock pistol, Jeff Weise, age 16, shot and killed his grandfather and his grandfather’s girl friend at their home. He then went to his Red Lake High School and shot and killed a security guard, a teacher, 5 students, and finally himself, leaving a total of 10 dead and 7 wounded. Weise had previously spent about a year and a half in a residential juvenile treatment program, presumably under the care of a prescribing psychiatrist and other mental health personnel. Weise had reportedly had had his dose of Prozac increased to 60 mg per day. (Note: only one American SSRI “antidepressant” [all of which have  identical mechanisms of action and cause adverse effects] is FDA-approved for adolescents, and in some European nations it is against the law for doctors to prescribe SSRIs for children because of the  lack of long-term safety studies and the known increased incidence of violence and suicide. The usual starting dose of Prozac for adults is 10 – 20 mg/day and 8% of the population lacks the liver enzymes to metabolize and de-toxify SSRI drugs, thus becoming instantly toxic from the drugs.)

SRI LANKA: Continuing militarisation of Tamil school children across northeast

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Visvanathan for Global News Centre

(CHENNAI) Please read this article on the continued militarisation in schools. No where else in the world the military gets involved in the education of children; not even in South Sri Lanka, where the children are predominantly Sinhalese. It happens only in the North-East of Sri Lanka, where the people are predominantly Tamils. Why do they do this?

Century of the photon

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 “The 21st century will be the century of the photon – much of the 20th century was the century of the electron.” – Vivvuds Beldavs

Edsel Chromie Global News Centre

(SAN DIEGO)  I think there are several inconsistencies in the current explanation of photons.  The most inconsistent to me is the belief that a photon emitted from the Sun travels invisibly 600 million miles through open and black outer space and then reflects visible bright light from particles of ice and dust from a comet and the rings of Saturn.  The explanation for the reason the photons of light cannot be seen in open space is that there aren’t any gases and particles in open space from which to reflect sunlight.  However, a photon of light is itself a visible light that should be very clearly seen in open space without the necessity of reflecting off of anything. The belief that it is sunlight reflecting from particles of ice and dust sublimated  from a comet nucleus means that the photon of light reflects very brightly from particles from a surface the scientists in Darmstadt, Germany described as “Blacker than black coal; like black velvet.  The blackest paint we manufacture on Earth reflects more light.”

Fifty years after Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement—speech Is increasingly endangered

Mario Savio

Mario Savio

Today at Berkeley, political protests are allowed, but only in two designated places.  A speech code in the student housing guide warns against “verbal abuse” and “hate speech.” 

Allan Brownfeld Global News Centre

(WASHINGTON DC)  October marks the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement (FSM) at the University of California-Berkeley.   To commemorate this student rebellion of the 1960s, the University of California hosted special classes, sing-ins, and a host of other celebratory events.  At Berkeley, the steps of Sproul Hall are named after radical student leader Mario Savio.  A campus dining hall is called the Free Speech Movement Cafe.  

2014 Wolf Walk progressing across Northwest

IMG_20140923_175205Wolf advocates intend to aid North American wolf population, beleaguered by removal from Endangered Species Act.

Tim King Global News Centre

(SALEM)  Calling Mato Woksape a spiritual person is accurate, but still a tremendous understatement.  This Native American from Oregon is leading the 2014 North American Wolf Walk which began near Madras earlier this month.  He is raising awareness and building pressure on the government which he believes is collectively turning its back on one of the world’s most sacred animals.  Woksape, knows through inside circles as the Invisible Warrior, says the Wolf Walkers are on a spiritual journey to get in touch with the wild spirit of the wolf.

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