Monday, August 6, 2012

IN THE NEWS- From his Blog, Scifi mental patient with his guns...

FROM another mental patient's public BLOG (J. Whiting of Riverside or Ontario ???) comes the PROOF.....
Random mental flotsam and jetsam
Personal log, stardate 00602.18.

I am concerned about my stability, which is now subject to change as the result of a necessary reduction in my medications. I have been taking some 225mg of Abilify, which has been working, and apparently working well. To achieve this dosage, I need to take a 150mg capsule and a 75mg capsule. Unfortunately, when my doctor gave me my next three months' worth of medication, all they sent her was the 150mg capsules. Given how powerful Abilify is, and the unpleasantness of the side-effects associated with changing doses, and last, that I am reaching the top of the safe curve (300mg) with the drug, I have decided to decrease the dose rather than increase it. I have been on a careful reduction regimen for about a week and a half now, and I am feeling noticeable effects in my emotions. It is my hope that these are temporary, being a side-effect of the ongoing reduction. Otherwise, I get to gradually scale up to the 300mg dosage, which is some 33% greater than what I was taking before. I shall have to advise my friends and colleagues to advise me if they see any substantial personality changes.
On the good news side, I have not seen a living cockroach in several days now. It is premature to say that I've won the fight with the little hitchhikers, but it is not too early to entertain the first glimmerings of hope on the subject.Appropos of cockroaches, of a somewhat larger variety, it is my intention, after my next disability check, to run a couple of bricks of ammunition through the pistols, especially the .38. My walls are thinner now, and a failure to hit my target in the unlikely event of a home invasion could have dangerous consequences for my neighbors. Being fundamentally and completely opposed to unnecessary injury or death to all living things, it is therefore a duty to make certain that I continue to only hit what I aim for. I may also rent a pair of shooting glasses so I can remove my own. It strikes me as logical that I maintain proficiency out to about thirty feet even with my glasses off, in the unlikely event I am caught without them on.On the bad news side, I am rummaging about the house, trying to find my new digital camera. Given that the home is considerably neater and more organized (so far) than my old one, there are relatively few places it could hide that I have not already checked. I am concerned about the possibility that a woman who asked me to do some photography for her website may have found herself tempted to do something truly foolish. For a variety of reasons, I am hoping that is not the case.And all the streetwalkers along Holt have my sympathies tonight: it's damned cold and starting to rain again. I'm exceedingly grateful to be snug in my own warm nest tonight.I got a chance to see Larry and Cherie tonight, and even help out a bit on their display at the Ontario Mills Mall today, even though I arrived about their original departure time. The author who was promoting his space-related book and who'd asked them to put up their displays to kill three birds with one stone, asked the mall for and was granted additional time, so instead of leaving at about 3:00 p.m., we left closer to 5:00 or 6:00 p.m.I also spoke with Jim on the phone today and was delighted to hear that he was feeling much better and recovering fairly quickly. While additional scans are needed to verify, it would appear that the ultrasonic lithotripsy finished the work the more invasive laser lithotripsy had so effecively started.Last, people who wish to be added to or dropped from the Friends list for this journal should contact me with their information so I can do so, or they can so comment here.ENDENTRY=
This mental patient living in Riverside BLOGs openly about his mental problems and talks about his guns, great.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Scifi Fan Mental patients and their Guns.

'Very depressed' gunman shoots 71, killing 12, at 'Dark Knight Rises' screening.
A black-clad gunman in body armor shot 71 people at a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" near Denver on Friday, killing 12 of them..
...Authorities said the gunman appeared at the front of the theater at 12:39 a.m., about 20 minutes into the film, and released two canisters of gas. Witnesses told reporters that the gunfire erupted [b]during a shootout scene[/b]..... The suspect was found in possession of a helmet, a gas mask, a tactical vest, throat and groin protectors and black tactical gloves, authorities said.... Ammunition was found in the suspect's car, police said. The gunman had four weapons: two 40-caliber Glock handguns, a Remington 870 single-barrel pump shotgun and a Smith & Wesson AR-15 assault-style rifle. Three of the weapons were found in the suspect's white Hyundai parked at the back entrance to the theater; one of the handguns was found in the theater.
Batman shooter ‘was psychiatric patient’ The suspected Batman massacre gunman was seeing a psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia before the attack that killed 12 in Colorado, court documents showed.
The motion named Lynne Fenton for the first time as defense attorneys sought to gain access to a package James Holmes had mailed to her prior the July 20 mass shooting, which also wounded 58 people. Reports surfaced this week that Holmes — who recently dropped out of the University of Colorado — had sent a notebook to a university psychiatrist that included details and drawings of his plans to kill people. There were conflicting reports about whether the package reached the school in time to potentially prevent the massacre, but officials remained tight-lipped due to a strict gag order imposed by the judge overseeing the case. However, defense attorneys argued that someone had leaked information about the package to the media, thus undercutting Holmes’s right to a fair trial. “The government’s disclosure of this confidential and privileged information has placed Mr. Holmes’ constitutional rights to due process and a fair trial by an impartial jury at serious jeopardy,” the attorneys wrote. In a preview of likely battles to come, the defense lawyers also argued that the contents of the package should not be used as evidence because communications between Holmes and Fenton were “protected.” The filing said Holmes was Fenton’s “psychiatric patient.” Fenton teaches at the University of Colorado’s medical school and heads student mental health services there, in addition to conducting research in schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. But the document did not indicate how long Holmes had been seeing Fenton or whether she was treating him for mental illness. Prosecutors rebuffed the defense motion, arguing that news stories about the package contained significant “factual errors” and that there was no evidence the government was responsible for the leaks. The reporting mistakes may indicate that reporters are “getting information from hoaxers, fraudsters or maybe from nobody at all by creating fake ‘law enforcement sources’ out of whole cloth,” prosecutors wrote. They also indicated that a report that the package contained a notebook “full of details” about the suspected gunman’s plans for a massacre was incorrect. Holmes, who was studying neuroscience in a doctoral program at the University of Colorado Denver, is expected to be formally charged at his next court hearing on Monday. Judge William Sylvester ordered a hearing on the defense motions to also be held on that day. Separately, attorneys for 21 US news organizations filed a motion asking the Sylvester to reverse his order to seal court records in the case. The judge has ordered prosecutors and the defense to file their motions under seal, and ordered the University of Colorado to withhold records that concern Holmes. Holmes gained access to the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado outside Denver via a fire exit shortly after the screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” began and threw two canisters of noxious gas into the auditorium, witnesses said. After firing one round directly into the air with a pump-action shotgun, he began shooting people at random with a military-style assault rifle capable of firing 50 to 60 rounds a minute. Authorities say Holmes — who had dyed his hair a reddish orange — claimed he was the Joker, Batman’s sworn enemy in the comic book series that inspired director Christopher Nolan’s film trilogy, which features British-born actor Christian Bale as “the caped crusader.” He gave himself up outside the cinema, still clad in the body armor witnesses described the gunman wearing. Authorities said Holmes booby-trapped his apartment with the aim of killing anyone who went outside, likely targeting police and first responders. It was days before neighbors were allowed back in the three-story building. Holmes, 24, is being held in solitary confinement at the Arapahoe County Detention Center and could face the death penalty if convicted, although Colorado has only executed one person since capital punishment was reinstated in 1976. +++++++++++++++++++++

Aurora shooting brings mental health back to the forefront ......Both the Virginia Tech shooter and the individual who shot Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and others in Tucson had mental health records which should have precluded them from owning a firearm. I feel certain that as the media and investigators pick apart this suspect’s life and history, the same information will emerge. When authorities contacted the mother of the alleged Aurora shooting suspect, her response was “you have the right guy”.....Never mind the guns. There’s no reason to provoke the NRA and its members, some of whom might be those classified as mentally or emotionally unstable, into a panic for no reason. Guns did not kill 12 people in the Aurora shooting Friday night. A mentally unstable individual who never should have been able to legally buy one, or three, did. COMMENTARY LINK:
Gun control talk is cheap. A sane mental health system is not
......The gun control debate took center stage after student Seung-Hui Cho, shot 32 people to death at Virginia Tech in 2007. Liberals said people with a history of mental health issues shouldn't be able to buy guns. Arguing that Cho's victims would have been able to defend themselves had they been packing, right-wingers pushed to allow students to carry weapons onto campuses......A 2008 study found that 6% of Americans suffer from serious mental illnesses, which resulted in an estimated economic loss of $200 billion annually in lost earnings. (This doesn't include the one-quarter of the population who have less serious, diagnosable conditions.) Sixty percent of people with mental illness seek no treatment whatsoever. It's easy to see why: Americans with limited funds must make do with a lame hodgepodge of options when they feel themselves going off the rails: suicide prevention hotlines, support groups, and absurdly low allocations of shrink visits under group insurance plans.... COMMENTARY LINK:
Unfortunately MORE coming......

Sharing...Chick-fil-A vs Gay Marriage

Chick-fil-A vs Gay Marriage: Ruffled Feathers Net Bucks for the Cluck

A Los Angeles-area "tea partier" offers salty commentary on Friday's scheduled "National Same-Sex Kiss Day" post Wednesday's "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day". Have fun with the barnyard references.
Why did the chicken cross the road? To duck Chick-fil-A. Why did gay activists bash the chicken? To pluck Chick-fil-A.
Friday is "National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A", a nationwide protest by gay activists to counter Wednesday's "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day". All the cackling is about gay marriage or free speech. Feathers are flying like there is a fox in the hen house.
Either way, Chick-fil-A is having a Bantam week.
Mike Huckabee, lit the flame for "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day", during his interview on Fox News Channel with Dan Cathy, president of the restaurant chain, who was skewed to the BBQ spit from gay rights folks for stating his support of biblical, traditional marriage and Christian organizations that promote it. The liberal media's "Banty roosters"--the small cocks that crow loud--cried foul. Reporters, bloggers and newscasts spit out words of gay-bashing bigotry like flies on "cow patties." They tossed the First Amendment into the dirt and went scratching for it like hens on a sow bug. Our group of "tea partiers" got up at the crack of dawn on Wednesday to gobble some fried chicken and biscuits and to wave American flags and posters in front of the only Chick-fil-A joint in the San Fernando Valley, a bedroom community just north of Los Angeles. The TV hawks came out to scramble us, but we helped our Chick-fil-A crack a few shells and put all our eggs in one basket: the First Amendment. We planted ourselves for one man's right in America to cluck or crow his beliefs without getting fried for it; especially from the mayors of San Francisco, Boston and Chicago, who give chicken feed a bad name. The eggheads at Chick-fil-A's headquarters in Atlanta counted the chickens after Wednesday's "appreciation day" and crowed about it. Steve Robinson, executive vice president of marketing wrote, "We are very grateful and humbled by the incredible turnout of loyal Chick-fil-A customers on August 1 at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country. While we don't release exact sales numbers, we can confirm reports that it was a record-setting day." We doubt the hard-boiled gay activists planning the "kiss day" on Friday will report that kind of success even if they rainbow color their beaks at Chick-fil-A. You see, chicks don't have lips.