Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Surely it's not still 2009?

I'm a bit tired at the moment. That's barely worth mentioning. It's like saying I'm doing a spot of breathing right now.

I have a feeling that something just isn't quite right but I have no idea what it is. That happens to other people, right? There's just something there... bothering me.

Things change next week. I've been writing on a project and, next week, production starts. My life will likely get a little crazy for a while but I like that. I like being busy. What I don't like is having to deal with some of the external shite that goes with that. Dealing with people who haven't an arse notion what they are talking about and yet think they need to give you 'notes'.

I must do a post on the culture of notes some time. It's utterly ridiculous and often self-destructive, leading to people who are barely familiar with projects making calls about things over the people who know the project inside-out.

Yeah, I'll go into that some time...

Just one more thing -

Susan sent me this link about a three year-old child who it seemed died from side effects of drugs to treat her bipolar condition. A three year-old child. Bipolar. I have to wonder if some people are familiar with toddlers. On their best days, they can seem absolutely stark-raving lunatics. That does not mean they should be doped to death with psyche drugs. But the earlier pharmaceuticals companies get children hooked on psyche meds, the more money they make. This is why they were pushing for mandatory testing on children entering the school system.

And I can't help thinking, with the amount of times that pharma companies have been hauled up in the courts (and so that only counts the shit we know about), if a person had been found guilty of even one of these crimes, they would be put away. Shouldn't companies guilty of crimes be forced to cease trading rather than given a fine and sent on their merry way to continue their crimes?


Red Pill Junkie said...

Little children see the world in a very different way than us. So, strictly speaking, they ARE crazy; and slowly through the years they mold their expectations to the norms of consensual reality. But does that mean that they become 'normal', or that they simply accept the same craziness as everybody else.

Is accepting the lunacy of society a sign of sanity, or the other way around?

Oh well, maybe I just wanna watch the freaking baseball game ;-)

PS: As a student of Fortean phenomena, one of the most ridiculous assumptions of 'skeptics' used to deny the validity of UFO accounts, is the level of high-strangeness displayed by the aliens, who do not conduct in a "logical" way. Well, what do they expect?? Why would a non-human intelligence use the same norms of reasoning favored by us —and those norms do not even encompass all of humanity, just the western culture!

To an alien intelligence, we might be the crazy ones. After all, we're the ones who are polluting the only home we have.

Mr. Trombley said...

Dear Sir,

No need to provoke anger for me today, not with a busted automobile. I need to live in a bigger city, where I can use public transportation more often. Dealing with a car isn't worth it.

I hesitate to talk about any particular case as I don't know all the details, but I can say that the FDA's approval of these medications for ages 10-17 is an unusual decision on their part.

My plan is to read the first package - the one provided to the FDA committee - and provide a summary on my blog before Monday, if you're interested in that.

I'm glad that with everything can still smile at the pigeon on your head spotting Solid Snake.

susan said...

Thank you for the Shout Out Bitter.

It does make you mad as hell. No one should hurt children.....

They should be hurting themselves, tumbling off skateboards and trees and what not....