America is trying to operate on a failed business model

The financial crisis currently facing the USA is just a pimple to what our children and grandchildren are facing.  The video linked below, IOUSA, is a prophetic message for the 21st century:

http://www.iousathemovie.com/

Published in: on January 1, 2009 at 9:54 pm  Comments (1)  

US POSTAL SERVICE: ONE OF THE NATION’S BIGGEST POLLUTERS?

If you used the now-closed downtown Vicksburg Post Office for your postal services, you have first-hand knowledge of the effect on your (or your business’s) finances, on your time, and on the additional pollution of the environment caused by the necessary use of a vehicle to travel to the Pemberton PO. This is not merely a Vicksburg/Warren County phenomenon, however. Similar closures are occurring nationwide as the USPS attempts to cope with reduced need for its services, and competition from other reliable and efficient delivery services. Locally, many  neighborhood drop boxes have been removed, so that most city and county residents and businesses who must use the services of the local PO now have no choice but to take the time to drive to the Pemberton location, fight the traffic on Pemberton Boulevard, wait in line until a clerk is free, then return to home or work.

Thousands if not millions of trips via vehicles to centralized post offices are required every day all across the country. The amounts of fuel burned, and the tons of carbon dioxide and sulphur and nitrogen compounds emitted from exhausts, are enormous. Indirectly, perhaps, the USPS is one of the nation’s largest polluters, and a significant contributor to waste and inefficiency.

Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

The Greatest Depression

Audio file. This expert thinks there is little time left to prepare. You may want to take action now…

http://www.howestreet.com/index.php?pl=/goldradio/index.php/mediaplayer/1065

Published in: on December 25, 2008 at 10:59 am  Leave a Comment  

Is the FDA your friend or your enemy?

Certainly, some feel they are your enemy, as can be concluded by reading this article by Mike Adams…

http://www.naturalnews.com/023945.html

What’s your reaction?

Published in: on August 22, 2008 at 11:48 am  Comments (2)  

Ban trans fats?

California has become the first state to ban “trans fats” from restaurant food. Trans fat is the common name for a type of unsaturated fat with trans-isomer fatty acid(s). Should Mississippi, the “fattest” state in the union, follow suit?

 

Published in: on July 28, 2008 at 1:28 pm  Comments (3)  

Submission request: Dr. Russell witch-hunt

Following submission request received July 20.

Clarion-ledger Doctor witch-hunt two Sunday front pages I accidently posted after my Jeff Bower story you have a great forum keep it up AP Submission.

David Hampton and Jean Harris asked permission and printed defense of second doctor but have not printed this yet in Ledger. Dr. Russell is the most famous doctor in the state and deserves a defense. Thank you this is already printed accidentally in sports section, you have permission to post in appropriate section if you choose. Thank you  They attacked him two times on Sunday front page and it is a big and important story on mebtal health statewide. Thanking you sincerely, Dale Crowson

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Subject: Jackson Dr. Russell witch-hunt from a voice in the wilderness: defense case against Clarion-ledger articles
The recent Clarion-Ledger biased article on Dr. Stanley Russell, filled with hear-say, is a one-sided prosecution without defense. No one wants to hear the defense counsel before rendering a verdict. I have known him for 36 years and that was a witch-hunt. Care to hear the truth? For over 50 years he traveled Mississippi, providing the only mental health care to tens of thousands, working 5, 6 days weekly, even holidays. With passion, he has treated prisoners, low- income, severe and unwanted patients, as an expert in mental and physical illness. We house millions of mentally ill in jails and many less in mental facilities. The Hippocratic oath, “First do no harm”, includes ease of suffering. Mental and physical pain trigger each other. Families commonly interfere with mental care. Statements from parents of grown adults are questionable. Doctors may not breech confidentiality. Quotes from persons with no knowledge of health care and unsubstantiated “guesses” could be explained by many things; other doctors, suicide, etc. A doctor can treat, not follow patients home. One lies, abuses and 9 improve, many saved. Who will judge? Where’s the article on illicit drugs, associated crime, and the worst drug in America, Alcohol? A few alleged infractions mentioned, but what of thousands helped? Dr. Russell treats every patient based on his faith and skill. There are explanations for the things Russell was cited for. 1 in 4 Mississippians will be diagnosed with severe mental illness. Think hard before jumping on this bandwagon driving the Dr. Russells away; doctors unafraid to use years of skill easing human suffering. In 2007, after 20 years, he left his Jackson office because some of his patients had tatoos, and looked different, scaring off higher income well-insured patients. Remember; “They who are well need not a physician, but rather those who are sick.” What of 20-year patients dependant on him, insurance or not? Is it poss ible he met a few until he could find an office? Is charging a small fee to treat the poor in return for treatment and a receipt wrong. A question was asked; “… is the public sufficiently protected?” Region 8, the best mental health region in the state, feels safe, and so should you. Ask thousands he has helped; prisoners, low-income, unwanted and severe cases. Has he ever made a mistake? You who’ve dedicated long lives in loving service to your fellow man without a mistake… you toss that first rock……….                              , Dale Crowson 410 Forest Lake Rd. #3D Brandon, Ms . 39042 601-825-5046 Simbora@bellsouth.net

Published in: on July 20, 2008 at 7:53 am  Leave a Comment  

Parents, please talk to your children…

There is probably no greater pain than that experienced by a parent who loses a child. Mrs. Michel Townsend of Vicksburg faced just such a loss last year when her 14-year-old son, Tyler, died, apparently a victim of “huffing.” Mrs. Townsend posted a memorial to Tyler on the website “drugfree.org” wherein she described her devastating ordeal. It may be accessed at http://www.drugfree.org/Memorials/Tyler_Aubrey_Townsend.

Mrs. Townsend’s grief was worsened when she read the Vicksburg Post’s report on the tragedy. She forwarded us the following email, which she has given permission for us to share with you:

The Vicksburg Post only prints what they want or whatever it takes to make the story interesting and eye-catching. I lost my youngest son last year and they printed a story telling what they “thought” had happened. They suggested and printed that my son was home alone and was found in my yard by someone passing by.  The truth was that I was home with my child and he went out to take our 2 dogs to their pen .  My brother in law called to speak to him and I went outside to take him the phone – he had only been outside for maybe 8 minutes – I found him lying face down and began doing CPR or what I knew about CPR on him while also dialing 911. My brother in law was there at the scene within 5 minutes or less because he was near our house when he called. He took over CPR and it took over 45 minutes to an hour for the rescue/ ambulance to arrive.  We lived about 10 minutes from the airport – why did it take them so long????? That’s another issue !!  They also refused to give me a copy of the 911 recording.
  Anyway , if you want to know the full story you can go to my sons memorial site –
http://www.drugfree.org/Memorials/Tyler_Aubrey_Townsend
 
The post printed another story about his death and I also called them and gave them some of the facts – of course they still printed pretty much what they wanted to. I was and still am devastated over his death , but the paper had no sympathy and  we all know they are in business to sell papers . They  picked and choose “parts” of the story I told them .

It is very unfortunate that the Post’s reports intensified the grief of Mrs. Townsend and her family. Common sense and respect for the family’s feelings should have dictated the utmost diligence by the newspaper.

One has only to read Mrs. Townsend’s description of Tyler’s death and its aftermath to appreciate its terrible consequences. In her words, “A parent should never outlive their child.” She shares a message for teens who are considering huffing: “Think about your family and friends – it would hurt them so bad to lose you.” And another for the parents: “Parents, please talk to your children. I am one of those parents who thought this could never happen to my child. There can’t be any greater pain than losing a child.”

Our condolences go out to Mrs. Townsend and her family.

Published in: on July 7, 2008 at 11:40 am  Comments (4)