The doctor put me on it for my ADD, and this is my second day. Woke up with a headache, which is really annoying. I’m reading all these patient sites, and people seem to love it or hate it. Several people said you have to push through the first month, so I will (barring worse side effects). I do notice an increased ability to finish a task — which is nice.
Anyone else out there have any experience with this drug?
I keep wondering just why Big Agra is so indifferent to this. It’s really strange, isn’t it? I mean, it’s not as if they can artificially pollinate all the crops around the world:
The mysterious collapse of honey-bee colonies is becoming a global phenomenon, scientists working for the United Nations have revealed.
Declines in managed bee colonies, seen increasingly in Europe and the US in the past decade, are also now being observed in China and Japan and there are the first signs of African collapses from Egypt, according to the report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The authors, who include some of the world’s leading honey-bee experts, issue a stark warning about the disappearance of bees, which are increasingly important as crop pollinators around the globe. Without profound changes to the way human beings manage the planet, they say, declines in pollinators needed to feed a growing global population are likely to continue. The scientists warn that a number of factors may now be coming together to hit bee colonies around the world, ranging from declines in flowering plants and the use of damaging insecticides, to the worldwide spread of pests and air pollution. They call for farmers and landowners to be offered incentives to restore pollinator-friendly habitats, including key flowering plants near crop-producing fields and stress that more care needs to be taken in the choice, timing and application of insecticides and other chemicals. While managed hives can be moved out of harm’s way, “wild populations (of pollinators) are completely vulnerable”, says the report.
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The only reason I can think of to explain why Florida Republicans are so fucking stupid:
Two Republican legislators want to make sure Florida courts aren’t tainted by what one of them calls foreign “shenanigans:” Muslim Sharia law or legal codes from other nations.
Neither Sen. Alan Hays nor Rep. Larry Metz, though, could name a Florida case where international law or Islamic law has caused a problem in a state court. They said they weren’t targeting Sharia, a body of law primarily based on the Koran and the Hadith, the sayings of Islam’s founder, Mohammed.
But the legislation, which resembles efforts in a dozen other states where Islamic law is under scrutiny, was copied almost word-for-word from the “model legislation” posted on the website of a group called the American Public Policy Alliance.
“American Laws for American Courts was crafted to protect American citizens’ constitutional rights against the infiltration and incursion of foreign laws and foreign legal doctrines, especially Islamic Sharia Law,” the group’s website says.
Actually, that’s an insult to whores:
On the heels of their 18-1, Democratic Senator-free vote to roll back collective bargaining rights for thousands of state workers, Republican leaders of the Wisconsin state Senate will head to a high-price fundraiser in their honor in DC.
According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel key players in the Wisconsin GOP will gather at the downtown DC headquarters of lobbying firm BGR Group March 16 for an event that donors “are asked to give at least $1,000 to the state Republican Party’s federal account” to attend.
It takes $1,000 to get you in the door, but “sponsors” are asked to pony up $2,500 and “hosts” 5,000.
Washington Democrats vs. Wisconsin Democrats – a useful comparison from EJ Dionne.
Was it really just a few years ago where the Republicans were constantly talking about “the rule of law”? I’m actually glad this happened, because now there’s absolutely no doubt that Scott Walker’s primary goal was not to balance the budget, but to break the state employee unions:
Madison, Wisconsin (CNN) — Wisconsin’s Republican-led state Senate passed Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed restrictions on collective bargaining for public employees Wednesday, getting around a Democratic walkout by stripping financial provisions from the bill.
“Tonight, the Senate will be passing the items in the Budget Repair Bill that we can with the 19 members who actually do show up and do their jobs,” Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, the chamber’s Republican majority leader, said in a statement announcing the move.
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Mar 9th, 2011 at 11:41 pm by susie
Michael Moore on Rachel Maddow:
MOORE: “This is war, this is a class war that’s been leveled against the working people of this country… The fact that they think they can get away with this… What happened three years ago in 2008… they realized that they could get away with murder. They realized that they could literally loot the treasury, they could play with people’s pension funds on Wall Street, they could destroy the economy, they could essentially do what they could to eliminate the middle class, and there would be no response from the people. There would be no revolt. People would just take it. And people just took it.”
[...] “These protests do matter – in fact, this is one of the few times I can say that in my lifetime – actually going to a demonstration has made a difference. And people have got to come out of their homes tomorrow… They’re planning a huge rally in Madison on Saturday afternoon…”
[...] “We’re not broke. Wisconsin isn’t broke. America isn’t broke. We have trillions of dollars in our economy. The problem is the money isn’t where it needs to be. Those 400 people – … upper 1% and their allies – took that money out of circulation. They took that money and it’s not there anymore. And they’re not being taxed appropriately, and that’s why that money isn’t there. There’s a revenue problem.
That’s all there is. It’s not because there’s debt. There’s always debt. If you’re making car payments, you’re in debt. That doesn’t mean you’re broke. Wisconsin isn’t broke. America isn’t broke. The money’s just not in the people’s hands. It’s in the hands of the rich. The rich who committed these crimes back on Wall Street and they got away with it.
I brought these with me (SHOWS HANDCUFFS). I’d like anybody who works on Wall Street, anybody who works for one of the banks, just take a look at this. This is what is coming for you. Because the people aren’t going to take it anymore. The people are going to demand justice, they’re going to demand that your ass is in jail.
You’ve taken our money. We want the money back. You’ve taken our jobs overseas. We want those jobs back. Those are a national resource. Those are not yours to do with as you please. They affect all of us as a society. We have a right to those jobs. We have a right to that money that used to belong to the people of this country.
A million people evicted from their homes, foreclosed, this year. Another million expected this year.
How many…? I want to again, if I can, just address the Wall Streeters and the banksters out there: How many more people do you think you can throw out of their homes before they do revolt?”
[...] “It’s mostly all northern states. Because the Republican Party, especially, has controlled pretty much the South for the better part of the past few decades, and now they’re trying to take that philosophy and claim these northern states. And they will win. They will win, if people don’t stand up. The good news is that they really are just tools – the Republicans – for this upper one percent that has all the loot. The good news is that there’s a lot more of us than there are of them…. but if we don’t act, they will take it away.”