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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.

Where is the Outrage? FDA approves OxyContin for children and I warned you in 2009 and 2011!

oxy-kidsHave you seen the statistics in Florida of the deaths and addictions to controlled substances? 

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   In April 2011, I wrote an article for Salem-News.com (shown below in its entirety with comments from contributors to OxyContin being prescribed to children as guinea pigs).  Today, the FDA announced that Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin has been given the green light to prescribe the killer drug to children.  The news has caused a frenzy of outrage from organizations and individuals fighting the prescription opioid epidemic in the U.S. and Canada.  So how did this happen and what will the result of this FDA approval be in an out of control prescription opioid/heroin epidemic? Where is your outrage and what will you do about it?

Vicky Sepass: My role in her death, and my own

P_UHzQRk2-bOfFfdPc4XhH3EJ66VkYi8tohgZZKrF11s6J527AZ15qy3mvknRvF54VYNygZFEEFhh6XsvrxGZ4vrj-4k-bCKghaHVF5Ro-qUrDSSC3w=s0-d-e1-ftKevin Annett recounts the deliberate torture and starving to death of 9 year old Vicky Sepass at the United Church Indian residential school in Port Alberni.

Kevin Annett Global News Centre

(NAINAMO ISLAND)  She was slightly older than me, but we would have been in the same grade in United Church Sunday school class, which we both attended as children. Every worship day, I wore a proper suit and tie and clutched my white offering envelope in which a single Canadian dollar would help fill the coffers of what the United Church still calls its “Mission and Service Fund”. But Vicky Sepass wore a shabby grey uniform and had nothing to put in the plate on Sundays, for she herself was the offering.

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.

Some advice to a desperate “Pope”

Busted! Good buddies Jorge Bergoglio (left) and Argentine Dictator Jorge Videla, 1982

Busted! Good buddies Jorge Bergoglio (left) and Argentine Dictator Jorge Videla, 1982

Kevin Annett shares some words of advice for an embattled religious leader who used to be friends with a genocidal dictator and baby dealer.

Kevin Annett Global News Centre

(NAINAMO ISLAND, Vancouver)  The following is a letter from Nobel Prize Nominee Kevin Annett, to Jorge Bergoglio, the Catholic “Pope” who was directly involved in a US-backed genocidal dictatorship in Argentina, where he is said to have marketed the infants of couples murdered by the government of Augusto Pinochet.

Be present on Father’s Day

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Be quick on the visits and the telephone this Father’s Day. Regardless if you are the child or parent, the present is what we have and absence must be a thing of the past.

Dr. Glenn Mollette Global News Centre

(NEWBURGH, Indiana)  Sadly, too many Americans are growing up without the presence of a father. According to the U.S. Census Bureau 24 million children live in biological-absent father homes.

The positive impacts of having dad around are numerous such as better social-emotional and academic functioning and fewer behavioral problems. Children in father-absent homes are almost four times more likely to be poor. In 2011, 12 percent of children in married-couple families were living in poverty, compared to 44 percent of children in mother-only families.*

If God sends her to me, she is a blessing. Affirmation of a mother to her daughter with Down syndrome

downs_syndromeThe journal The New England Journal of Medicine, reported that it has reviewed a new, noninvasive test that can discover Down syndrome three months after fertilization, with an accuracy of 87%.

Clemente Ferrer Global News Centre

(MADRID)   Eddy enrolled their children in the CADI (Center for the Integral Development), Uruguay institution that seek sto help improve the quality of life for children and families at social risk. Eddy thinks that in CADI she learned to see God’s hand in everything. By having her last child with Down syndrome she said, “If God sends her to me, she is a blessing.”

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