Guns, Drugs and Big Pharma – A Common Thread

Guns, Drugs and Big Pharma – A Common Thread

Guns, Drugs, and Big Pharma - Common Threads

Every time I’m around police of any sort and have a chance to ask a certain question, I do. 

I’ve asked this question of SWAT teams in Toronto, Canada and Sheriffs in small towns in the US of A.  And the answer is pretty consistent. Almost word for word, really.

The Question

First time this came up was at a small trade show I was working in a town in Southern Oregon.  The fellow in the booth next to me was a Sheriff. Doing some publicity. He came in one morning and told me that there had been a ‘gun’ incident the night before that he had to attend. 

I asked him, "How many gun incidents are drug or alcohol related?”  He looked at me kinda funny, like I was a few bricks shy of a load or something.  He replied, “All of them!” He expounded but that was basically it.

A more recent conversation with a SWAT cop when I was working at the Royal Winter Fair last November in Toronto.  There had been an incident - some sort of demonstration earlier in the day at the Fair and they were walking around keeping at eye on things. They were chatty so I asked the one guy the same question- his reply was almost exactly the same. He gave me the same ‘Are you an idiot?’ look and said, “All of them?” 

(As an aside: He went on to tell me that of the several gun incidents that they get each week, and all of the guns that they confiscate, not one has been previously owned by a legal gun owner.)

It is quite well known now, pretty much general knowledge, that some key side effects of anti-depressants are things like, depression, suicidal ideation, and violent outbursts. 

Robert F Kennedy Jr. is running for President of the United States - and I’m kinda hoping he wins.  Not too fond of other options.

Kennedy, in one of his talks pointed out that a proper investigation into the causes of school shootings and such, has never been done.  This is pretty scary.  The pharmaceutical industry makes mucho dineros from their drugs. If a study like this was done and discovered that a major contributor to these violent shootings in schools and otherwise was their drugs, the shit would hit the fan. 

Billions of Big Pharma’s dollars would just evaporate.

(Note: A very large percentage of of gun homicides are committed by inner city gangs and the like.
“Gun involvement—  in gang related homicides increased from 73% in 1980 to 92% in 2008 (figure 41)” https://bjs.ojp.gov/)

There is no monitoring system for the Pharmaceutical Industry.  Many think that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) actually regulate and monitor the drugs manufactured.  This is a fallacy.  They never do any of their own testing on the drugs produced by the drug companies. They read the summaries of the testing.  At best someone will review some of the research details.

A good book covering this aspect of the FDA is ‘Bitter Pills’ by Stephen Fried. 

So, what is the common thread here?  Of all this gun violence?  Does anyone really know. Lots of anecdotal information.  Lots of fingers pointing.  Lots of people really certain as to what the answer is.  But most of that ‘certainty’ is based on emotion. 

Not any actual research.   In fact as I pointed out earlier here, the Pharmaceutical companies are likely terrified of a proper investigation into causes of gun violence in relation to their drugs. 

There is no doubt at this point that gun crime, school shootings and such things are inevitably connected to drugs. 

Get rid of the guns and you will still have children on drugs for depression that cause worse depression and more severe symptoms such as suicidal ideation. 

One of the issues with the R&D on drugs produced by pharmaceutical companies is that they really don’t know how these drugs work.  They don’t have to show this for FDA approval. 

Here is an excerpt from ‘Bitter Pills’:

“He said the the FDA and the drug companies don’t know how most of the drugs we take actually work. For FDA approval, the companies simply need to prove that their products do work somewhat better than a placebo, a sugar pill  It is helpful to be able to offer an informed guess as to whey they work, but it isn’t required.  For example the Floxin package insert said the drug was ‘thought to exert a bacterial effect on susceptible micro-organisms by inhibiting DNA gyrase**’.

“Bitter Pills” by Stephen Fried Page 29

(**gyrase: a bacterial enzyme)

There is no doubt at this point that gun crime, school shootings and such things are inevitably connected to drugs

Big Pharma has a lot to answer for.

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School Shootings and Prescription Medications

School Shootings and Prescription Medications

Tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Texas

A mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas left nineteen children between the ages of seven and 10 and two adults dead. This school shooting comes just ten days after 10 people were killed in a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. (Mass Shootings) 

History of Mass Shootings

I saw a post yesterday on a social media platform indicating that in the United Kingdom there have been no mass shootings since guns were outlawed around 1996.  In 1996, Thomas Hamilton killed 16 children and a teacher in Dunblane, England.

That’s actually not true.  There were the Massereene Barracks shooting in 2009, the Cumbria shootings in 2010, the Northumbria shootings in 2010,  the Moss Side shooting in 2018, the Plymouth shooting in 2021.

So, after I saw this claim about the UK having no mass shootings after the gun ban and I found some, I thought the next step would be to find out what the situation had been before 1996.  That information has been much more difficult to find.  So far, one I’ve discovered happened in 1987, in Hungerford, England.  Sixteen deaths.  The only other one I could find that is not a murder/suicide situation was the Monkseaton shootings where one person was killed and 14 injured on April 30th 1989.

One other, The Whitehouse Farm murders.  Five deaths.  August 1985

There are numerous other shootings in the UK which are, from what I could find, all connected to fighting between the Irish and the Irish and the Irish and the British.  War and gang type shootings.

So, my conclusion here, based on my initial research is that the gun confiscation in the UK made very little difference to the situation of mass shootings.  No significant change in number of these types of shootings and deaths from before the gun ban and afterwards.

A similar situation happened in Australia.  There was a violent mass shooting there in 1996.  Port Arthur: 35 dead, 23 wounded.  Truly, a horrific tragedy.  Several years ago a couple of things made me research “the before and after” again.  A claim was made by the Prime Minister of Australia about 10 years ago(?) that there had been zero mass shootings since the gun ban after the 1996 massacre.  Again, false information.  Surprise, surprise -- a politician lied. 

There have been numerous mass shootings since.  None nearly as massive as Port Arthur but deadly just the same.  And another mass killing in Australia about 15 years ago happened with a knife!

Again, I checked for mass shootings before 1996 in Australia and found some.  But there was no dramatic change, no significant difference before the gun ban and after.  Still lots of shootings.  The claim that mass shootings were solved by the banning of guns in Australia is a bit of a stretch.

One other point on this is a comedian I saw some years back, around 2017, comparing the United States to Australia.  The reduction of gun murders in Australia had gone down apparently by 50% since 1996.  About 30 years after the fact of the massacre this comedian is in the USA asking why Americans would not want the same reduction in gun murders as Australia.  Good question!

I decided to see what the comparative data was for the gun murders in the USA. For the same period of time.

Per USA government statistics, the gun murders had gone down, in the same period of time by 49%.  With no gun ban.

Gun Violence and Gangs

Another interesting statistic is the fact that gun violence is gang related:

“Black males had the highest firearm homicide rate … Black boys and youths aged 0-19 were over 14 times more likely to be killed by firearm homicide than White (non-Latino) boys and youths, while Black men aged 20-34 were nearly 17 times more likely to be killed by firearm homicide than their White (non-Latino) counterparts.”

Black Males and Firearms

Violence in America

And put this data together with:

“According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), gang homicides accounted for roughly 8,900 of 11,100 gun murders in both 2010 and 2011.”

Gang Homicides


“…That means that there were just 2,200 non gang-related firearm murders in both years in a country of over 300 million people and 250 million guns.”

Anti-depressants and Drug Users

Guns Or Drugs?

Interesting point is that confiscating guns hasn’t reduced knife fatalities in UK schools.  There has been an ever-increasing number of school stabbings in the UK, of which there was a record number just last year (30 teenage homicides).  An August 3, 2021 report says:

"In March 2019, knife crime in the UK reached a decade high; and tragically many victims where under 18. In 2019, 45,632 young people aged 10-17 were sentenced for carrying a knife or offensive weapon in England and Wales, with over 1000 of these weapons found on school property. Everything from machetes, hunting knives, samurai swords and even a modified highlighter pen were seized by police on school grounds, with the youngest offender just 4 years old.

Since 2015, assaults taking place in public sector schools have increased by 72%, with physical violence not only being committed against fellow pupils but also teachers. Recent data suggests that nearly one in four teachers have been physically attacked by pupils, with as many as two thirds of teachers considering leaving the profession because of verbal abuse and threats of violence from students. A staggering 18% of teachers report being threatened with a weapon by pupils, with 3% claiming a weapon was brought into school in order to follow through on the threat."
Knife Crime in the UK

Knives instead of guns.  Hmmm.

So, this begs the question, is it the drugs and not the specific weapon? Prescription medications? Anti-depressants? Anti-anxiety pills? Street drugs?

There is little doubt that there is a huge connection between gun crime and other types of crime in general and drugs, particularly with inner city gangs.

Mass Shootings

When talking about outrages such as mass shootings, there is a lot of emotion attached to the subject, particularly when they involve children.  Many of the school shootings are committed by young people, many if not all of whom were on prescription medications.  These individuals were given mind altering(anti-depressants, anti-anxiety, etc.) medications/drugs that have the stated side effects of ‘suicidal ideation’ and ‘depression’.  Side effects are all listed right in the DSM VI*.  These side effects can also be found with a simple search online.

Almost one for one, discussions come up of the young people that are doing the shootings as having mental issues and being on one sort of prescribed medication or other.  And sometimes having come off them recently, which is worse.

This information is not always easy to find, partially due to privacy medical rules. But it is an important factor considering the potential nasty side effects of these prescriptions.

So, with many fingers pointing at guns as the source of all the violence, no studies get done.  It seems that either, those in power don’t want to know or they are just swept up in the mass emotion of these incidents.

What happens if these types of shootings are compared also to mass killings with a knife or someone driving a car into a school playground.  Are these people also on some mind altering prescription medication with the side effects of suicide ideation and violent behaviour?

Or do the powers that be just want to go along with the masses and ban guns and hope for the best?  That solution hasn’t worked places like Chicago.  They have the highest murder rate in the USA and some of the strictest gun laws.  Funny thing is that the murders there are again perpetrated by criminals, not law-abiding citizens.

As hard as it is, we have to objectively ask the right questions, taking the emotion out of the equation.

And just remember how much money is behind the marketing of these prescription medications/drugs  and also illegal drugs.  And the profits!

* DSM-IV: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders


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James Bond and Big Pharma

James Bond and Big Pharma

Who is The Real Villain?

Anthony Fauci? Goldfinger?  Bill Gates?

James Bond villains pale in comparison to the unfettered evil displayed by the malevolent bipeds controlling the pharmaceutical industry.  If you are looking for the devil on Earth, look no further.  Poor excuses for human beings, these individuals have been directly responsible for the deaths of millions.  They deserve a spot next to the likes of Hitler, Pol Pot, and Stalin.  There is no kindness here.  

I’m about 150 pages into Robert F Kennedy’s book, ‘The Real Anthony Fauci’.  It is ostensibly about Fauci.  But really, while naming names and connections, fully annotated, the pages of the book display how rulers in the military/industrial complex and the pharmaceutical companies in the United States and other countries waste hundreds of thousands and even millions of lives [read more]for money and power.  For them, there is never enough.  

Cures for Covid in abundance.

Kennedy outlines how certain individuals within and controlling Big Pharma around the world suppress proven, safe solutions to coronaviruses that would have cut the death rate in countries like the United States by 80% or more and without the devastating effects of lockdowns.  Kennedy documents how this suppression of data and the creation of propaganda about the “harms” of entirely safe drugs started even before the rest of world became aware of Covid 19.  Joseph Goebbels would be so proud.

The book documents the timelines of propaganda attacks on safe effective drugs like Ivermectin and Hydoxychloroquine."  

All these deaths to justify the need for more money and power by a few individuals that know that they are above the law. 

At the moment of this writing, most places are sold out of the hard cover book.  One can easily purchase and download the digital version.  A couple of benefits of the digital version is that one can click on the annotations and go directly to the source of the information.  Apparently, they will also update the book through a QR code as well as more information becomes available.   

Here is the link to purchase from Amazon:

The Real Anthony Fauci by Robert F Kennedy

If you are in Canada get it at Chapters/Indigo (download):

Kobo Chapters

I’ll update this article or write another as I move through the book.[/read]

Death by Doctors

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Big Pharma and Addiction

Big Pharma and Addiction

Big Pharma is in the Addiction business.

Not the healing business.

We watched the last episode of ‘Goliath’ on Prime Video last evening.  With Billy Bob Thornton in the lead and J. K. Simmons playing the sociopathic owner of the pharmaceutical company.

This last season of the show outlines how the head of the pharmaceutical company aggressively marketed extremely addictive opioids.For money.

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Simmon’s character George Zax, is a sociopath who has an answer for everything.  The character he plays very likely believes his own lies.  (Brilliant cast and acting all through.)

There is a much happier ending in the TV series than real life.

Customers for Life

Make no mistake -- pharmaceutical companies are not in the business of healing.  It has been said before, but they want customers for life. 

A case in point is Purdue Pharma, owned by the Sackler family.  Purdue Pharma murdered and destroyed millions of lives in the USA with their ruthless marketing of OxyContin.  The Sacklers became quite famous when Purdue Pharma pled guilty in 2020 to three felony charges involving fraud, conspiracy, and kickbacks. The US Department of Justice commented that “The abuse and diversion of prescription opioids has contributed to a national tragedy of addiction and death …”  Purdue Pharma was dissolved in 2021 and the Sacklers ordered to turn over billions of dollars to address the opioid epidemic.  That will put a dent in the family fortune but still leaves these people very wealthy.

What is less known is the fact that any number of Big Pharma’s products could easily have been inserted into the story line to tell the same story.

Opioids, under their many labels (Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Percocet, Methadone, morphine, Oxycodone, Fentanyl, Vicodin, Demerol, Codeine, Opium, just to name a few), have been universally recognized for many years as being highly addictive.  Originally used for extreme pain, they have been marketed as ‘pain management’ over the last 20 years.

I have listed below just a few products of the pharmaceutical industry that are equally and often more addictive than the opioids in the television show.

Addictive Pharmaceuticals:

Alprazolam/Xanax - according to the CDC more than four times as many Americans dies in 2015 than 2002 overdoses that involved benzodiazepines.
Klonopin (Clonezepam)
Valium (Diazepam)
Adderall (Alprazolam)

Ativan (Lorazepam)
Librium (Chloridiazepoxide)
Ambien (zolpidem)

Big Pharma and their henchmen (and women), the prescribing psychiatrists and doctors, have been marketing these drugs as beneficial and necessary for life maintenance.  They have been marketing these drugs directly to consumers for years and years.  They use TV ads and magazine ads; convincing the masses of the safety of these horribly addictive products. And convinced they are.

One of the nasty issues with these drugs, besides the fact the fact that they mess with your functionality is that they are so addictive.  It can take weeks and months to taper off.

Kelly Brogan, a psychiatrist, has several videos and articles on the addictiveness of these drugs and the dangers of withdrawal.

A quote from an article called ‘The Taper’ on Mad in America website:

Part of what has scared me straight about ever starting a patient on an antidepressant (or antipsychotic or mood stabilizer) again is bearing witness to the incredible havoc that medication discontinuation can wreak. This can range from transient headache, gastrointestinal distress, and irritability to violence, suicide, physiologic disability, and diffusion of identity.”  Kelly Brogan, MD, ABIHM  Nov 22, 2013

Another couple of quotes from an interview on the website Anxiety: Natural Solutions

“Even when we did [pharmaceutical withdrawal] responsibly, I was essentially running an outpatient rehab. I mean from neurologic symptoms to psychiatric symptoms, physical symptoms, autoimmune diseases flaring, patients developing impulsive behavior and even violence. It was beyond description.”

“When I taper patients off of meds, I normally do what’s called a test dose decrease, which often is around 20% to 25% of the dose. We come down by that. Again, this is after we’ve done the initial months at least of fairly strict dietary compliance working with relaxation response, doing 20 minutes or more of movement, working on sleep. All of this has to happen first. Then we begin, and so we start with a test dose. If we see in about 2 to 4 weeks that test dose is completely well-tolerated, meaning you don’t even notice the difference, then we probably can work in bigger increments. That’s actually a godsend. These tapers, when we’re working in 10% and less doses, could take literally years.”

- Medication Tapering and Withdrawal: an interview with Dr Kelly Brogan - Trudy Scott

It can take weeks, months and years for a doctor to help wean someone from these drugs.  The dangers of doing this incorrectly can be disastrous.

There are, though, two major problems preventing people withdrawing from these drugs at all. One, doctors and psychiatrists are not taught anything about health and how exactly to get people off these drugs. And two, the real problem is that those that are making billions of dollars from these highly profitable drugs just don’t want that to happen.

Safe and Effective?

Big Pharma just keeps marketing these drugs as ‘safe and effective”!

Check out the real life scenario.  The ‘Goliath’ TV show, I believe, was based on Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family, those wonderful people that created a swath of death through America with Opioids.  Search images of them and you will find happy, smiling faces. 

To me, if you were looking for the devil on Earth, any one of the Sacker family would be a good stand in. 

Again, though, you could insert any of the previous ‘mood altering’ drugs mentioned earlier and have the exact same story.  The marketing and the way these drugs are advertised allows Big Pharma to spread a thin veneer of respectability over something that is inherently evil and horribly destructive. 

And I’m being nice.

If one needs more information on tapering off pharmaceuticals, you should really get and read Dr. Peter Breggin’s book Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal 


Here are the Aims of Psychiatry

#drugwithdrawal #kellybrogan #peterbreggin #drpeterbreggin  #goliath #sacklerfamily #purduepharma #psychiatry #bigpharma

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