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No more silence on this:

1 in 4 females; 1 in 6 males have been sexually assaulted

With ALL of that abuse no wonder there's so much of the following abuse.

Don't be silenced by this:

1 in 5 people on psychiatric drugs
 
Big Pharma is the 3rd Largest Coporate Money Making Group.

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The OWS says Silence No More about this:

WallStreet and Banksters' Exploitation

David Mooney, chief executive officer of Alliant Credit Union in Chicago, one of the nation's larger credit unions, used to work at one of Wall Street's top banks, JPMorgan Chase. There's a vast cultural gap between Wall Street and his new world, he says: Old friends from the Street, he says, now jokingly refer to him as a "socialist." A credit union is supposed to be run in the interests of all members, he says, while commercial bankers tend to see consumers as customers who can be "exploited" by layering on more fees.

Says Mooney: "I don't say this lightly, but the consumer is simply an income stream and exploiting that is the purpose of the banking organization."

People are waking up all over the world.

Too big to fail Institutions are on NOTICE!

We know what you have done. We are tired of the abuse to our fellow man, our country, our government, our world.

Abuse thrives on silence.

No More Abuse!

Now do you Hear OWS (us) Coming?

This movement is WAY BEYOND Political. This is about SURVIVAL!

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  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

    "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

    "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

    by roseeriter on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 03:04:26 AM PST

  •  Indeed. (3+ / 0-)
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    LaFeminista, roseeriter, Dirtandiron

    And let me add that obedience is not a virtue.  Obedience that is extorted is, if not abusive, a prelude to abuse.
    On the other hand, it may be because our public officials have not been properly schooled in the fact that the reason they are under obligation to be obedient to the law is precisely because their obedience has been paid for.
    The opportunity to observe our law enforcers up close and personal seems to have revealed a rather widespread antagonism on their part, arising perhaps from the fact that the obedience that's expected from them is not being matched by the citizens'.  Which, in turn, suggests that the cops have perceived their regimentation and training as abusive and, as is typical of abuse, are just passing it on.  If so, then, as noted, our agents of government need to be re-trained and properly instructed as to their duties and obligations.  Individuals have rights.  Neither corporations, nor their members have rights.  Most certainly, there's no right to be obeyed.

    Obedience is the handmaiden of abuse--subservience without compensation.  

    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 03:21:40 AM PST

  •  I Mentioned That Stat, 1 In 4 Women (7+ / 0-)

    have been sexual assaulted to a Republican friend of mine the other day (we were talking about the whole Penn State thing). He told me that couldn't be correct. I forwarded a number of URLs to let him know it is kind of a confirmed stat.

    He was stunned. I should note he might be a Republican, but he'd give you the shirt off his back. A really, really nice guy.

    I explained that as men, and he as a father of two teenage girls, this is something we kind of ought to address. Cause it just isn't acceptable. I mean if the stat was 5% and not 25% it would be unacceptable.

    But 25% is unacceptable on so many levels I don't even know where to start.

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 03:22:41 AM PST

  •  TV could be regarded as a drug. (3+ / 0-)
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    "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

    by LaFeminista on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 03:34:20 AM PST

  •  I'm really not sure what you're getting at... (4+ / 0-)

    ...by labeling this as equivalent to being sexually assaulted:

    1 in 5 people on psychiatric drugs

    I'm on a psychiatric drug, and I will state unequivocally that I am not at all abused by it.

    The Adderall I take every morning mitigates my ADHD and enables me to think clearly and focus. It has substantially changed my life for the better.

    That isn't some kind of Big Pharma conspiracy; they didn't invent my ADHD, and all of the non-pharmaceutical things I tried had not even 1/10 the effect of my first Adderall pill.

    I feel as if you're contributing here to the stigmatization of those whose lives have been benefitted by psychiatric drugs. If that wasn't your intention, I apologize.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 06:25:25 AM PST

    •  I'm concerned with the over prescribing of these (1+ / 0-)
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      drugs.

      "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

      "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

      by roseeriter on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 06:28:34 AM PST

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      •  It is abuse (0+ / 0-)

        "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

        "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

        by roseeriter on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 07:29:19 AM PST

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        •  If unnecessarily prescribed, sure, it can be. (1+ / 0-)
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          But I would argue that it's also abusive on some level to stigmatize, shame, or attempt to impose your definition of the experience on those who have been properly prescribed with, and benefitted from, psychiatric drugs.

          Those who have given me psychiatric help and those who made the drugs that have dramatically improved my life have not abused me, and nobody else has the right to define what my experience really is, my lying eyes notwithstanding.

          "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

          by JamesGG on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 09:16:28 AM PST

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          •  That is not what I did- this is not about YOU- (0+ / 0-)

            Read all the horror stories by thousands if not millions of people given badly researched or wrong drugs and then you'll understand better where I'm coming from mostly for profit by badly informed dispensers- in the medical and mental arena!

            Also the bad side effects from many drugs which create bigger problems than the original problem a person went in for.

            "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

            "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

            by roseeriter on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 09:27:46 AM PST

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  •  There has been a steady move to huge dispensing (1+ / 0-)
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    of all sorts of drugs, including psychotropic as a commodity fix for all sorts of problems.  America is world leader in dispensing and overprescribing to feed the Pharma industry need to sell more and more. Not to solve key problems, but to get a ever increasing flow of
    commodity, a discrete commercially successful fix for them.  Commodities bought and resold. The mad merry go round that leads to huge waste and abuse and fraud.

    Medicine as a social need has been whittled down for the vast majority of people as quick pass through the assembly line of medicine for profit hospitals running  now.  Staying one day because insurance allows only a day, and gobbling pills to avoid paying for the second and third day. not using skilled providers, using a chemical straitjacket  or tourniquet instead.

    Doctors limiting an GP or even specialist office visit to less than 10 minutes because they lose money doing more work with an individual patient.

    Banks using ordinary customers as an exploitation stream, tapping all the ordinary person's accounts with fees and gotcha's to make up for tepid or negative performance in their other ventures.

    Banks refusing to support the community, refusing to prop up social cohesion and make creative solutions because the money is better spent on pleasuring their largest stock holders and paying obscene and unjustified bonuses.  In a disastrous economy, they extract even more instead of rebuilding.

    Eventually a society whose priorities and organized flow of energy and human and financial capital is so distorted will fail.

    This is why an OWS arises, an Occupy  nationally movement arises to take charge of all the stolen and distorted opportunities.
     

    If you think that you and a bunch of other people can just show up on Wall St, camp out and have any effect whatsoever, you're dreaming. *YUP!* h/t Hamden Rice

    by BeeDeeS on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 08:27:22 AM PST

    •  and anti-depressants given out for physical (0+ / 0-)

      health issues,  not to mention all the children elderly and pets for crying out loud who are prescribed them for the stupidest reasons.

      The last 6 years at least my rheumy, heart, PCP etc., have all offered anti-depressants- to cope with my scleroderma- Thank god I did my research or I'd be trapped in this brain-rape epidemic also!

      "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

      "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

      by roseeriter on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 09:32:48 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

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