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I have never punished my child Parenting for a Nonviolent World

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“Listening” provided by Anahata Giri

Punishment undermines the very basis of parenting: maintaining a safe, clear, loving relationship between parent and child.

Anahata Giri for Global News Centre

(MELBOURNE)  I have never punished my child. This is not because I have some kind of freaky perfect child. My 8 year old son is a normal child who engages with the world with a natural childlike intensity. This means he sometimes challenges boundaries by doing what he wants and upsetting others. At times I am very upset by his actions and I have been stretched beyond my own boundaries many times. This can be really tough.

Target Stores mock parents who have lost children to the prescription opioid/heroin epidemic!

syringe pensHopefully Target’s profits for Christmas shopping will reflect families outrage in all 50 states for mocking the prescription opioid/heroin epidemic — and the loss of the lives of children.

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  Target Stores have been promoting a “Spritz Halloween Syringe Pen” for sale in their “family” stores all over the country.  (Photo of syringe pens are shown).  When I learned of Target’s outrageous retail practice of profiting from a drug epidemic which is resulting in deaths and addictions in the tens of thousands, I emailed the following to John Mulligan, Executive VP:

The threats and costs of war

Operation Enduring FreedomeThe direct and indirect costs of war

By John Scales Avery

(JUST)  The costs of war, both direct and indirect, are so enormous that they are almost beyond comprehension. Globally, the institution of war interferes seriously with the use of tax money for constructive and peaceful purposes.

Today, despite the end of the Cold War, the world spends roughly 1.7 trillion (i.e. 1.7 million million) US dollars each year on armaments. This colossal flood of money could have been used instead for education, famine relief, development of infrastructure, or on urgently needed public health measures.

Senator Joe Manchin, of WV outraged by FDA approval of OxyContin for children

Senator Joe Manchin photo courtesy: home.cableone.net

Senator Joe Manchin photo courtesy: home.cableone.net

Manchin angered by OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s efforts to push deadly drug on kids while the FDA sealed the deal!!!

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   In the past few days, I have written two articles for Global News Centre regarding the FDA approving the dangerous opioid, OxyContin for children.  The FDA gave the green light on the use of OxyContin on children based on studies conducted by Purdue Pharma — maker of OxyContin.  Here are the links to those articles http://www.globalnewscentre.com/fda-has-purdue-pharma-conduct-its-own-studies-on-children-being-prescribed-oxycontin/#sthash.a1Ny7sN9.yJr4BYZr.dpbs

FDA has Purdue Pharma conduct its own studies on children being prescribed OxyContin!

Photo: narconon.org

Photo: narconon.org

If you have ever wondered if the FDA is corrupt, this should leave you thinking long and hard — are they?

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   I recently wrote an article for Global News Centre regarding the FDA’s approval of Purdue Pharma’s blockbuster drug, OxyContin for children in pain.  Here is the link to that article http://www.globalnewscentre.com/#sthash.TRmZJbFX.dpbs<

The FDA approved OxyContin for use in children to manage their chronic and extreme pain.  If you are wondering what could the FDA possibly have been thinking in approving a drug for children that has been responsible for tens of thousands of deaths and addictions throughout the U.S since its release in the late 1990’s, there was no thought.  Don’t even try to imagine how the FDA could have conducted studies with their research people and physicians under the watchful eyes of the heads of  the agency because they did not.  Did their advisory committee — the last step in approving a dangerous drug determine children could “safely” take OxyContin?  After all the FDA has come under close scrutiny for their financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry and certainly did not need anymore blood on their hands — especially with the risk of children becoming addicted and dying from OxyContin.   No there was no advisory committee review.

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