3 April 2010

from IMVA Website




The United States is lifting a 70-year-old ban on letting pilots fly while on antidepressants, citing improvements in the drugs and an unforeseen side effect of the restriction.


Pilots who take one of four antidepressants - Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa or Lexapro - or their generic equivalents will be allowed to fly if they have been successfully treated by those medications for a year without side effects that could pose a safety hazard in the cockpit.





The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that about 9.5 percent of people 18 and older suffer from a mood disorder.


A 2009 study by Columbia University showed that as many as 10 percent of Americans was taking antidepressants. FAA officials assume the percentage is about the same among pilots. In 2003, somewhere between 28 and 30 million Americans had already taken Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil or some similar SSRI antidepressant. These drugs are currently being prescribed for everything from depression or anxiety to PMS to smoking cessation to ADD.

A few years ago actor Tom Cruise brought to light one of the most dangerous problems we face today:

An epidemic of legal mind altering drug use is now taking to the skies despite the known fact that a wide array of psychotropic drugs have been shown to increase suicide risks and potentially cause extreme violence in the users of these drugs.

We have seen in the news experts saying that psychiatric drugs like Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft are dangerous with psychiatrists going as far as declaring,

“Clinical evidence does not justify the use of antidepressants” and “The bottom line is that we really don’t have any good evidence that these drugs work.”

On June 19, 2003, the FDA, following the lead of the British MCA, ruled that Paxil should not be given to kids 18 or under, because of the increased risk of suicidal impulses.


With 50,000+ suicides in America each year, and the growing phenomena of mass murders and murder/suicide, this is clearly an issue that demands more honest investigation, something that obviously was not done before allowing pilots to fly while under the influence of these drugs.

Years ago an article in the Washington Times Insight Magazine included a chart of some of these cases.


Here are just a few of the really famous cases, just to give you an idea of the types of reactions we’re talking about.

  • Andrea Yates drowned her five children in a bathtub. She was on two of these SSRI antidepressants, at maximum dose. There had been an adjustment in the medication two days before this tragedy happened. That adjustment alone was enough to cause this tragedy.

  • Del Shannon, the singer from the sixties, who had the hit song, “Run Away”, committed suicide after three weeks on Prozac. The pharmaceutical company has settled his case.

  • Joseph Westbecker went on a shooting rampage in Kentucky, killing eight people - seven coworkers, and then himself. That case has also been settled, for what looks like $50M.

  • Officer Steven Christian, a Dallas police officer, dressed in plain clothes, ran into a police station shooting. The pharmaceutical company has settled his case.

  • Donald Shell of Gillette, WY, shot his wife, daughter, baby granddaughter, and then himself, after taking only two doses of Paxil. This last summer, a jury ruled that the Paxil was the cause for this, and awarded his family $6.4M.

  • In the Lacuzong case, a man with no prior history of violence, drowned his two children and then himself in the same bathtub. The makers of Paxil settled that case.

  • Phil Hartman, the comedian, was shot by his wife, who then shot herself. That case has been settled for their children.

  • Luvox is the drug that Erik Harris was on the day that he went psychotic, and went on the shooting spree with his friend Dillon.

  • The Salt Lake Family History Library shooting, that killed a good friend of mine. A 70-year-old man, from a good family, went on that shooting rampage.

  • Mark Barton, the Atlanta day-trader, went on the shooting spree in Atlanta. He killed his family, and then he went to an office and killed several other people, and then himself.

Dr. Peter Breggin, a court certified psychiatric expert and author of numerous books on psychiatric drugs, reveals how GSK not only concealed negative studies, but also manipulated data about Paxil-induced suicidality so that actual suicide attempts in clinical trials were underreported, while attempts by subjects taking a placebo were inflated.


According to Dr. Breggin, drug companies settle almost all lawsuits out of court in order to seal incriminating scientific data.

“This deprives the FDA, medical profession and public of critical information on drug safety and efficacy,” he says.




There were 39,000 adverse event reports submitted to the FDA’s Medwatch, according to award-winning investigative reporter, Robert Whitaker.


And that number is said to represent only about 1% of the actual number of adverse events.

“So, if we get 39,000 adverse event reports about Prozac,” Mr. Whitaker said in an interview for Street Spirit in August 2005, “the number of people who have actually suffered such problems is estimated to be 100 times as many, or roughly four million people.”

Whitaker exposes the massive lies and cover-ups that have corrupted the Food and Drug Administration’s drug review process, and co-opted research trials in order to spin the results of drug tests and conceal the serious hazards and even deadly side-effects of brand-name drugs like Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and Zyprexa.

Terry Messman, who interviewed Whitaker said,

“The story becomes even more frightening when we look at the aggressive tactics these giant drug companies have used to silence prominent critics by defaming them in the press, and by using their money and power to have widely respected scientists and eminent medical researchers fired for daring to point out the hazards and risks of suicide and premature death caused by these drugs. These researchers who have tried to warn us of the perils of these drugs have been silenced, intimidated and defamed.”

The media have heralded the arrival of so-called designer drugs like Prozac, Paxil and Zyprexa and millions of Americans have believed this story but the tragic cases of disease, suffering and early deaths caused by these drugs shows us dangers that medical officials and pharmaceutical companies would prefer to remain hidden.

So next time you fly your captain might be on drugs that are only safe in the minds of the FDA, and we know we cannot trust this institution. They who believe that it’s even safe to inject neural toxins like mercury in children in vaccines and plant tons of the metal in peoples’ mouths really cannot be trusted. Now even flying is going to be more dangerous thanks to them.

When on the ground one will sometimes be subjected to full body scans.


It’s not a pleasant thought to remember that there is no safe dose of radiation, even your lowly simple dental x-ray will statistically bump up your chances of contracting cancer.


No doubt though, flying will continue to be much safer than being in a car, and much safer than going into a hospital, doctor’s or dental office for in these places instead of the doctor, nurses and dentists being on the drugs they will be making sure you are.

To Gold Bugs

I found out last night that they only have one hundredth of the gold they are selling. Meaning most gold is paper (not gold) meaning the gold market is selling 100 times more gold than is available if you wanted it in your hands.


So this shows tremendous and I mean tremendous upward potential in terms of price and value of gold. Just thought you might want to know. Despite the best efforts of mice and men – even elite men – reality, which is truth, is born back into the world. Truth can not be denied forever though it can be hidden and disguised obviously for longer than any of us generally imagine.

We probably can assume this proportion with vaccines. They are probably 100 times if not a thousand times more dangerous than advertised.


Rare is a much abused word by modern medicine as is low level toxicity, which is always a lot higher then officialdom will admit. Personally I think saying 100 to 1,000 times more dangerous does not really cover it. If you look at any one family that has seen their child die directly after receiving their vaccinations or another family where autism has torpedoed their lives no number makes sense.


Since health and medical officials will not admit any connection between vaccines and autism we can only use official numbers from the vaccine injury data base.

Imagine the mainstream press communicating the truth each morning. Today a child will die from a vaccine in the United States. I don’t have the numbers at my fingertips but it’s probably several children a day fall.


The headline reads:







Medicated in The Cockpit

FAA Says Pilots on Psych Drugs Can Fly Commercial Airliners
by Mike Adams

the Health Ranger

April 05, 2010
from NaturalNews Website


What would happen if the Columbine high school rampage shooters who were psyched out on mind-altering antidepressant drugs had been piloting a jet airliner instead?


On Friday, the FAA issued a new rule that says pilots taking psychiatric medications are now allowed to pilot passenger airliners while medicated!

This "permission to fly while medicated" decision by the FAA covers pilots taking the antidepressant psychiatric drugs Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa and Lexapro. Not coincidentally, these are the same drugs that, in the minds of many industry observers, are linked to acts of aggression, suicide and mass murder. People on these drugs may simply lose touch with reality and feel like they're playing out a video game rather than acting out in the real world.

It begs the question:

  • Why is the FAA putting medicated pilots in control of jet airliners?

  • What happens if a psych drug medicated pilot suddenly thinks he's in a video game and aims his Boeing 767 at a civilian target "just for the fun of it?"

  • Or what if he goes raving mad, strangles the copilot and then crashes the jet airliner nose-first into the ground?

While this kind of scenario may seem remote, you have to remember: It only takes one such event to cost the lives of hundreds of air passengers (and perhaps thousands of people on the ground).

Today, air travel is remarkably safe in terms of the number of fatalities per miles traveled. It's far safer than traveling in your car, in fact, and a fair amount of the credit for that safety belongs with the FAA.


So why is the FAA now making a decision that seems, on its surface, to endanger the lives of air passengers by allowing psychiatric patients to pilot airplanes?

According to the FAA, the answer is because modern psychiatric drugs have fewer side effects. That seems like a political statement, not a medical conclusion, because the side effects that are experienced by a very small number of psychiatric medication users can be so whacked out that they can pose a very real danger to the lives of those around them.


The majority of U.S. school shootings that we've seen over the last 15 years have been carried out by shooters taking psychiatric medications.


Antidepressants work no better than placebo

The other part of this story that the FAA seems to be missing is that for all but the most extreme cases of depression, antidepressant drugs have been scientifically proven - through multiple clinical trials - to work no better than placebo.


These pilots would do just as well taking capsules filled with olive oil as they do on patented, monopoly-priced SSRI drugs.


Yet despite the scientific reality that antidepressants are no better than placebo for the vast majority of patients, doctors continue to prescribe them and now the FAA has allowed these drugs into the cockpit. Er, excuse me, the "Flight Deck."

And this makes me wonder whether those pilot-narrated fly-over descriptions - "On the left you can see Mt. St. Helens" - will start to include hallucinogenic elements, too.

"On the right, I see Santa Claus and his ten reindeer, about to pass under engine number four. Please fasten your seat belts while we take evasive action..."

Depression is a sign of another health problem

If a pilot suffers from depression, that's an indication that there's some other health problem they're dealing with: Usually cardiovascular disease of some kind.

Depression can also be brought on by vitamin D deficiencies or a diet lacking in omega-3 oils. Depression isn't simply an isolated "chemical imbalance in the brain," as the drug companies would like you to believe: It's a symptom of a much larger health challenge that almost always includes a cardiovascular component.


So if a pilot suffers from depression, shouldn't that mean they need to reform their own personal health from the inside out rather than relying on a chemical agent to mask their symptoms?

I actually know a senior pilot for a major U.S. airline; a guy who flies the largest and most technical Boeing aircraft around. He's a member of the Life Extension Foundation and takes care of his health through exercise, fasting and daily nutritional supplementation. He's the kind of pilot I want behind the yoke because I believe that pilots have a special responsibility to be healthy and alert.


I would not want to be a passenger on any airplane being piloted by a psychiatric patient medicated on Big Pharma's dangerous mind-altering drugs.

The difficulty, of course, is that you just don't know which pilot you're going to get on any given flight, nor what medications that person may be on. We've all seen the dangers of people who drive on the roads while medicated - they are responsible for as many as one-third of all traffic accidents today!


There's no question in my mind that allowing medicated pilots to fly commercial airliners is increasing the risk of an accident that could harm or kill the crew and passengers.

So I'm going to lay out a prediction here, and even though it may take years for this to come true, there's little doubt it's coming unless the FAA reverses its rules:

There will be an airplane crash one of these days where the cause is not merely "pilot error" but actually medication-induced pilot error.

Some pilot who is psyched out on antidepressant drugs might fly his plane into a building, mountain, ocean or other landscape feature, and the NTSB will recover the black boxes only to find that the pilot had gone stark raving mad minutes before impact.


A little more investigation will reveal he was on psychiatric prescription medications.


Keep psych drugs out of the flight deck (and out of Congress)

It seems an obvious point: Mind-altering psychotropic drugs should have no place on the flight deck. Most people who do not have ties to the pharmaceutical industry would agree with that.

At the same time, it's not just pilots who have responsibility for the lives of the people, is it?


Members of the U.S. Congress are also making decisions that impact the lives (and livelihoods) of a far greater number of people than airline pilots. So why are most members of Congress doped up, psyched out and mass-medicated with dangerous pharmaceuticals, too?

In a recent video that has become an overnight YouTube sensation, U.S. Congressman Hank Johnson from the 4th district of Georgia actually claimed that putting too many people on the island of Guam would cause the island to tip over and capsize:









Yes, you read that right: This former court judge who somehow got elected to Congress by Georgian voters, said flatly and without joking:

"My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize."

To which the steadfast Admiral Willard paused in disbelief and then replied, without even a hint of sarcasm,

"We don't anticipate that."

Congressman Hank Johnson is not a stupid person.


His bizarre on-camera behavior can best be explained by medication side effects. Watch the video and you can see for yourself how he's barely able to stumble through an attempted description of the geography of the island of Guam.


He is displaying classic symptoms of an overly-medicated Congressman!

Now you know how the recent health care reform bill got passed. Many of those who voted for it were so over-medicated with Big Pharma's mind-altering drugs that they had no concept of what they were voting for. This is especially ironic, given that they were voting for enforcing a monopoly medical system that would ensure even more mind-altering drugs being prescribed for the American people!

This is why I have publicly called for health standards for all members of Congress. Medicated members of Congress should not be allowed to vote! And that would throw out virtually all the bastards, wouldn't it?

I was thinking we could take all those Congress-people who no longer meet the health standards and ship them off to Guam to see if it actually does tip over.

In fact, why not make a new reality TV show featuring former U.S. Congressmen running wild on the beaches of Guam - and call it "The Tipping Point?"




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