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EXCELLENT Article In AARP June 2017 Bulletin On OPIOID MENACE: From Pain To Addiction.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access an ONLINE version of this article from AARP.


An extract from this excellent article. Click to ENLARGE and read here.


Everybody is focused on the so called ‘illegal’ epidemic.

But, there is an EVEN BIGGER epidemic of PRESCRIPTION addiction and the BLOODY doctors and in the case of New Hampshire the unscrupulous, money-grubbing licensed nurses who will write prescriptions, on demand knowing that they are feeding the addiction. All they want is their money.

It is WRONG; it is CRIMINAL.

But, these doctors and nurses get away with it, day in, day out and are making MILLIONS.

Prescription addiction ruins families. I know. This article spells that out. 

But, we, the VICTIMS, don’t get any coverage, say or sympathy. All the attention is on those using illegal drugs.

I, so hope, that this AARP article will help.

 


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by Anura Guruge

I Agree With Trump, Raul Castro Snubbed President Obama & The U.S. By Refusing To Greet Him At The Airport.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access U.K. “The Telegraph” original.


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YouTube video of Castro greeting Pope Francis at the airport on September 19, 2015 during his 2nd visit to Cuba. Click image to access YouTube video.


As you might be able to imagine, I, not white by a long chalk, don’t agree with the ‘Duck‘ on many things — though I think we are fairly compatico when it comes to having no sympathy with illegals (given that I experience all the ‘bad things’ legals have to endure because of the illegals).

But I agree with the ‘Duck’ that this was a DEFINITE, calculated SNUB.

It was a bloody historic visit at so many different levels. IF Castro had a policy that he NEVER meets a Head of State off the plane I would be 100% fine with that. As the adopted son of an Ambassador (the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the U.S. to boot) I do understand and appreciate diplomatic protocol.

But Casto was at the airport to meet Pope Francis and Castro is said to be an atheist (in public).

NOT RIGHT.

If the White House knew this before hand they should have complained.

IF it was a surprise Obama should have turned back, got back on Air Force One and flown back.

Whatever you may think about the ‘Duck’ you know, and I know, that he would be capable of turning back and leaving the Cuban’s with their mouths agape. 


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by Anura Guruge

NH Law, HB 507, ‘Teacher Privacy’ — Unintended Consequences Of “Class Recording” Clause.

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Click here to access the entire HB 507 Bill — from the State.

Click images to ENLARGE and read here.

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I can appreciate the INTENT of the ‘IVNo school shall record in any way a school classroom for any purpose without school board approval … clause — the last clause of this Bill.

It is to prevent school ADMINISTRATIONS from conducting SURVEILLANCE on teachers. I can appreciate why teachers would object to that. But we will get to that later.

I am no lawyer BUT as I read this it states, very clearly, “NO SCHOOL …“.

It doesn’t mention individual students. Yes, there is the ‘blanket’ secret, non-consensual (tape) recording law. But, that does not apply if a student requests verbal permission and does the recording in full view.

Schools are interpreting HB 507, that came into effect this school year (i.e., 2015 – 2016), as meaning that kids, with a teacher’s approval, can’t use their ubiquitous phones to record what is being said in class.

Well here is the WRINKLE in that. Students with disabilities — the so called ‘Section 504‘ kids. They are protected by a whole different (federal) set of laws. IF the 504 states that the student needs to be able to record, audio or even video, all that transpires in a classroom the school and teachers have to acquiesce!

We know. We have a 504 child. And she wanted to record some of her classes so that she could re-run them, over and over again. The ‘school’ agreed. Then they came across HB 507. THEN they said, BUT if we put it in her 504 she will be all set.

This is STUPID.

Yes, we all understand that teachers do not want to be SPIED upon. Yes, I have taught.

But just last week we all saw that incident with the school girl getting FLIPPED off her chair and flung across the floor.

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Click for ‘Boston Globe’ original IF you haven’t seen this before.

Aren’t WE all glad that 3 kids managed to capture this, on video, on their phones? Yes, I know that at least one kid is going to get charged for illegal recording. I saw her and her mother on CNN. They have NO regrets. They did the right thing.

We have cameras on school buses.

I think they have cameras on corridors [– but I could be wrong on that].

Don’t we ALL know, viscerally, that we will, as with the school buses, END UP having permanent, full-time cameras in all classrooms?

So this law has to be rethought.

You can clearly see that Clause IV was snuck in, most likely at the last minute, without too much thought OR consultation. Did they for a second think about the Section 504 override. I doubt IF there is a class in NH which does not have at least one Section 504 kid.

So, this is a Heads Up. No consequence to us. Our daughter, as of next week, when Deanna updates and signs the 504, will be able to record. 


How Many TONS Of Illegal Ivory Was Lost In The Philippines Due To Typhoon Haiyan?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Something I am sure that many people around the World don’t realize, especially in the U.S., is that the Philippines, Cebu that was the bull’s eye for the super-typhoon being the epicenter, is the global capital for illegal, blood ivory!

Moreover, much of this blood ivory is used to carve baby Jesuses — so called Santo Niños. I, the professional cynic, find it ironic that a nation that is so Catholic and think that they have to show their devotion by buying illegal ivory baby Jesuses gets SLAMMED by the storm of the century — just a few weeks after a magnitude 7.x earthquake. I think Filipinos are some of the most beautiful people in the world (and yes, I have been to the Philippines) but many of them tend to be very superstitious and unworldly. Which explains why they feel the need to buy illegal ivory idols for their supposed protection. Well, if they were more astute they would realize that the ivory idols aren’t doing much to provide them with protection.

Anyway, a year ago, on my ‘Popes-and-Papacy’ blog, I ranted about the illegal, Catholic sponsored ivory trade in the Philippines. Here are some of the posts. So before you rush off to give them millions just factor in the crimes against elephants.


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Click to access MY post at ‘Popes-and-Papacy’.

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Click to access MY post at ‘Popes-and-Papacy’.

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Click to access MY post at ‘Popes-and-Papacy’.