Friday, September 30, 2005


During my protest, I approached this guy to sign my petition asking the Lord Government to do a study on Ritalin.

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His name is Mike and in a stern way, he told me - No! I don’t wish to sign your petition. < He worked for Tirus and those guys treated me like royalty during my protest >


I was used to people telling me they weren’t interested in signing and on many occasions I would come out with a comment.

This time around was no exception.


He looked at me and said - I also that same story.

At the end, he signed my petition and we became good friends.

But seriously, I heard many sad stories that blacks applied for a job and the Irvings would throw the applications in the garbage bin. I guess this racist process was ended in the mid 80s when they get caught.


We know that J.D. Irving will promote racists supervisor such as the ones who works for Gulf Operators in Saint John.


Brian Grant < supervisor > he spent his day hunting down minorities and he has the support of J.D. Irving.


The situation is much worse since they received the ok from the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission hat niggers and frogs can continue to be assaulted! Sh@t! I haven’t wrote about the commission for a long time. I feel better now! …lol…


But seriously? Lets go back to people with red hair??????

Have you also heard the same story that the Irvings don’t like people with Red Hair?

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We know about the blacks and Acadians but Red hair???? That’s a strange one!!!


Looks like Bernard got his wish. These kids are all smiling. They must be all drugged up on prescription drug and this is exactly the way Bernard Lord wants it!



Sounds like Bernard Lord don't care what the rest of the world are saying - His stand of drugging and killing of our young children in New Brunswick will continue till October 15th, 2007!!!!!


FDA links fatal risk, children's drug


September 30, 2005

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration warned doctors yesterday about reports of suicidal thinking in some children and adolescents taking Strattera, a drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Manufacturer Eli Lilly & Co. announced that a black-box warning will be added to the drug's label. Such a warning is the most serious that can be added. The company said

In a statement, the FDA said it "is advising health care providers and caregivers that children and adolescents being treated with Strattera should be closely monitored for clinical worsening, as well as agitation, irritability, suicidal thinking or behaviors, and unusual changes in behavior, especially during the initial few months of therapy or when the dose is changed."

Eli Lilly said it provided the FDA results from Strattera clinical trials of 1,357 patients that found five youths taking the medication reported having suicidal thoughts, while none of 851 patients taking a placebo reported having any. One young person taking Strattera attempted suicide, but survived, company and FDA officials said.

There was no evidence of increased suicidal thoughts in adults taking Strattera, which also goes by the generic name atomoxetine, the Indianapolis-based company said.

"The actual risk is very low," said Dr. Thomas Laughren, head of the FDA's psychiatric drug unit. Despite the warning, he said, "FDA still views Strattera as an effective drug." At the FDA's request, Eli Lilly will publish a guide for doctors and pharmacists to give to people who are prescribed Strattera.

The warning is the result of a larger FDA review of psychiatric drugs and their possible association with suicide.

Old drug studies are being reviewed for occurrences of suicides and suicidal thoughts. Last year, the FDA ordered warnings on all antidepressants that they "increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior" in children.

Strattera won praise from some doctors and parents when it became available because, unlike Ritalin, it is not a stimulant that can be addictive. But its chemical makeup is similar to certain antidepressants.

A review of other ADHD drugs continues, Laughren said.

NOW WHAT??????



Need I say more why Bernard Richard is the person of the week! The artist WCIE picture says it all! Keep up the good work Bernard!!!


In the past, it took a lot of thinking for my person of the week but not this time.

I wish to say un gros Merci Beaucoup to Bernard Richard on behalf of the over 40,000 kids in this province who are force on Ritalin.

Many of them will commit suicide or they will end up on heavy drugs and many of them will die.

Does Bernard Lord care? Of course not! The drugging and the killing of our children will continue till October 15th, 2007!!! Good work Bernard Richard!!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2005



I confronted two more MLA’s today about boarders and roomers rights!!!

The first victim was Cy LeBlanc < P.C. MLA > for Memramcook- Dieppe. After I told Cy of the hardship the poor people have to go through?

He quickly answered - Sa pas D’allure!!!!

Which in translation means in a way- What you just said doesn’t make any sense!!!

Minutes later, I bumped into Trevor Holder < P.C. MLA > for Saint John. Now…

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Here’s an MLA who would know about the situation of the poor.

His answer was- Why would the roomer be different from the Tenant who lives in an apartment? He promised me that he would see Bard Green about this issue?

I wonder who’s going to be next on my list? You gotta live living in the Capital!!!!

sign 2


HE'S GOING!!!!!!!



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In a personal note, I never watch the hockey games like I used too.

A bunch of Millionaires playing a sport they love? Lucky them!

I played goalie all my life and I would have love to wear the equipment today’s goalies have?

But I do watch hockey every Saturday for 10 minutes.

I love to watch my hero on the screen. My hero is located inside this blog!!!!!

Cherry sporting USA tie


Please forward this to your friends and relatives.



I am a life long resident of Saint John and of the city's North End.

I have used Rockwood Park on many occasions over my 60+ years.

I have walked and hiked all the trails and pathways in the park and I believe that the destruction of the park lies with projects such as this.

Already we have a distracting power line running through the middle of the park, breaking up the unspoiled wilderness feel of many trails.

Adding a pipeline to this space would not only cause more trees to be removed, but also require the digging of earth and removal of rock, and building or widening of access roads would further spoil the natural setting.

Rockwood park was created over 100 years ago for the enjoyment of nature by all residents.

I ask you to consider the future of North America's largest inner-city park when you consider running a pipeline through the heart of it, which will further detract from it's appeal.

This would also set a precedent for more pipelines to follow in the future.

We should be looking to remove the exsisting high tension wires, not adding more industrial hardware to our park.


I have read that your spokesman Mr. Rankin is from Halifax, I ask him what he would think of pipelines being run through Point Pleasant Park, or the Public Gardens?


Do you think that this will improve the quality of life of this city's residents?

There already exsists a pipeline route(s) in Saint John, what is wrong with those?

Would this come down to the fact that it would be more complicated and cost a bit more money than running through the middle of a nature reserve such as Rockwood?



In today's Telegraph Journal is an article on a pipeline that may or may not be run through Rockwood Park.


There is talk of possibly more pipelines following the same route as this one, and they have already stated that a 30 meter wide swath would need to be cut in the treeline.


In addition to this is the need for access roads, removal of trees, earth and rock, in short permanent and disfiguring scars on the natural beauty of the park.

There are other pipeline routes in the city that can be used, so lets make they use those and not carve up any more of our park!

My father and I have written emails to protest the construction of the proposed natural gas pipeline, please do the same if you care for the future of Rockwood Park.


The article also states that our Mayor knows nothing about this, so lets do our part to inform him and the rest of council.

Let them know that this in not acceptable.

I have attached a copy of the email my father sent, feel free to modify it to suit you and add more or create your own.


The email address given in the newspaper is: This is to the engineering company heading up the project.

Kevin Watson, Rockwood Park/Leisure Services:


Also please send to our mayor and councilors:

Jay Chang:
Steve Chase:
Bill Farren:
John Ferguson:
Glen Tait:
Chris Titus:
Carl White:

Councilors without email:
Ivan Court: 672-0872
Peter McGuire: 674-1151

Complete listing of the council contact info.





Lilly Warns of Suicidal Thoughts With ADHD Drug (Update3)

Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Eli Lilly & Co. warned doctors and patients that children and adolescents taking the Strattera medication for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder may have a higher risk of suicidal thoughts.


Five cases of suicidal thinking and one attempted suicide were found among 1,357 children in trials, the Indianapolis- based company said today. No deaths were reported. Lilly will put a warning on Strattera's label, which was updated in December to include the risk of liver damage.

``We believe that parents are very sensitive to safety issues for ADHD drugs and that a new warning could further add to pressure on the product,'' Friedman Billings Ramsey analyst David Moskowitz wrote in a note to clients today.

About 5 million U.S. children, or 7 percent, are diagnosed with ADHD, a disorder marked by inattentiveness and impulsive behavior. Recently, some doctors have said ADHD is over diagnosed, partly to keep active children calm in the classroom. The global ADHD market is about $1.7 billion, said Gloria Tsuen, an analyst at First Investors Corp. in New York.

It's unclear if the risks apply to other ADHD drugs, such as Shire Pharmaceuticals Group Plc's Adderall, Novartis AG's Ritalin and Johnson & Johnson's Concerta. Those drugs work as stimulants. Strattera, the first of its class approved for sale, works by blocking the body's absorption of the chemical norepinephrine in the brain, leaving more of it to help control attention and activity levels.


Shares of Lilly rose 20 cents to $53.67 at 11:27 a.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. Before today, the stock has lost 5.8 percent so far this year.

Strattera generated $124 million in sales in the second quarter, down 31 percent from the year-earlier period. Moskowitz said in his report that he reduced 2006 Strattera sales estimates to $518 million from $685 million. He also lowered his 2006 earnings estimate to $3.05 a share from $3.10, based on lower expectations for the ADHD drug.

``Strattera is one of the key drivers'' for Lilly, said Tsuen, who helps manage about $3.5 billion. `This is one more piece of bad news for the drug.''

The newest change in the labeling of Strattera resulted from a U.S. Food and Drug Administration review of psychiatric treatment for children, Lilly said.

Other Warnings

Last year, that review prompted warnings about suicide risk from anti-depression drugs that include Wyeth's Effexor, GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Paxil, Pfizer Inc.'s Zoloft, Forest Laboratories Inc. and H. Lundbeck A/S's Celexa and Lexapro and Lilly's Prozac.

There appears to be no risk to adult patients taking Strattera, the company said. About 4 percent of American adults also have the condition.

The risk represents about 0.4 percent of the total population of Straterra patients, said Lilly Chief Executive Sidney Taurel in an interview on financial news network CNBC. One child who took five times the recommended dosage attempted to kill himself, Taurel said.

Lilly also reiterated its earnings guidance for the year today, saying it would have 2005 earnings per share of $1.90 to $1.96, including a product liability charge of 90 cents per share. Sales growth is expected to be in the 6 percent to 8 percent range.

To contact the reporter on this story:
Michelle Fay Cortez in Minneapolis at

Last Updated: September 29, 2005 11:28 EDT

Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Yes, good for Bernard Richard!!!!!


shelley Archibald < HOST >


I was approached by a few people asking me if I heard the ombudsman on Rogers?

The show is called ONE on ONE!

I was told that he spoke very clearly for the need of a Standing Committee to study the issue of Ritalin.

The first thing that went through my mind was last year when they show the interview of Joan MacAlpine on around 1,000 occasions.


I even bumped into Joan and told her- Please no more!!! Please!!! I will shut my blog site down!! I’ll do anything but stay away from my television!!! No more!!!!!

It’s funny because I bumped into Bernard on the streets the day before and he never said a word about the show but that’s his unique style!

So? Bernard Richard will on all season long telling the television audience that the issue of Ritalin must be studied but Bernard Lord is standing firm by his decision that the drugging and the killing of our children will continue till the next Provincial election which will be on October 15th, 2007!

Yes, we are very fortunate to have an ombudsman like Bernard Richard.

This is truly one appointment that Bernard Lord made that was a good one but seriously?


I am certain that if he had to do it all over again?

He would have never appointed Bernard Richard as Ombudsman!

From the over 40,000 kids who are forced on Ritalin in New Brunswick?

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I say to Bernard Richard - UN GROS MERCI BEAUCOUP!!!!!



I just chatted with this guy and he told me that he has been told by the landlord to move out by Friday. Remember this story about the caretaker refuse to let the guy use the washroom so therefore he had to sh@t in a garbage bag?

You can read the past blog at


Also evicted is this other guy.


This picture was taken the day I decided to move out of the building. It was raining hard and I was shoken < is that how you spell it ? > wet!

Where are these guys going to go? I wish them the best of luck but we needs laws to protect boarders and roomers in this Province. I must admit one thing. They might have a drinking problem but their room are always very clean! < better than mine >


Please go sign the petition on the front blog. Thank you and Merci!


Please go to the link on the left hand side. It's titled- Tenant Equality Petition.

I wish to let you know that your name will not show up when you 'sign' and you can just make up an email address if you don't want to use your real one once you sign the

You won't received any spam mail if you sign. This is the first time we did this. Lets see how it works?


The Upside of ADHD
Enthusiasm, Empathy and High Energy Among Traits the Disorder Carries
By Marilyn Lewis for MSN Health & Fitness
More on this in Health & Fitness

* A Lifetime of Distractions
* ADHD: What It Is, What It Isn’t
* ADHD: Not Just for Kids Anymore

ADHD hasn’t changed, but how experts view the disorder is evolving in a new direction. Instead of only focusing on the difficulties posed by ADHD, today, the upsides are likely to be noted, too: the quick-wittedness, the speedy grasp of the big picture and the great enthusiasm for nearly everything. These traits make ADHDers endearing and simultaneously exasperating.

This change may sound like just a new way of describing the same old thing, but to those with ADHD, the difference is profound. An estimated 2 percent to 4 percent of American adults and 3 percent to 7 percent of children have the brain-based disorder.For them, it’s the difference between seeing themselves as broken and thinking of themselves as having advantages, even if they have to cope with being fidgety, distractible or easily bored.

In praise of ADHD

JetBlue Airways CEO and founder David Neeleman is famously frank about his ADHD. He was diagnosed in 2001, seven years after he realized he had it. By then, he’d already founded and then sold Morris Air. He had done so well in his own eccentric way that he felt he was doing fine without medication. Still, Neeleman says he’s not anti-meds: “I have talked to a lot of people who swear by the medication.”

Neeleman credits ADHD with his creativity and “out-of-the-box thinking”—it led him to invent e-tickets while at Morris, for example. “One of the weird things about the type of [ADHD] I have is, if you have something you are really, really passionate about, then you are really, really good about focusing on that thing. It’s kind of bizarre that you can’t pay the bills and do mundane tasks, but you can do your hyper-focus area.” He spends “all my waking hours” obsessing about JetBlue. The rest of his life, Neeleman says, would be a “disaster” if not for his wife, who manages their home and children; his accountant, who pays the bills and tracks his finances; and his personal assistant, who sends him his schedule every day and steers him from appointment to appointment, keeping him on track.

Ken Melotte, 43, of Green Bay, Wis., is quick to credit ADHD for his successes, too. “I have ideas immediately,” says Melotte, who’s on the management team of a national trucking firm. “I instantly start working on solutions, seeing different ways to do things.”

Yet, ADHD has been a struggle for him. Melotte doesn’t care for medication. The disorder vexes him most at work, as a project manager, when he had “a terrible struggle” keeping track of all the details. On the other hand, he believes that ADHD traits like empathy, intuition and the ability to motivate and inspire others made him a successful manager.

A “context disorder”

ADHD is considered “context disorder,’ ” Thom Hartmann says. Hartmann, an expert on the disorder, is one of the few who saw the positive side of ADHD before it was fashionable.

“If a left-handed person has a job cutting origami with right-handed scissors, that doesn’t mean they have a disability; they have context disorder,” Hartmann explains. “Short people trying to play basketball have a context disorder.”

People with ADHD “may instead be our most creative individuals, our most extraordinary thinkers, our most brilliant inventors and pioneers,” writes Hartmann in his 2003 book The Edison Gene: ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child. He posits that the people with ADHD may carry genetically coded abilities that once were, and may still be, necessary for human survival and that contribute richness to the culture.

A spate of books has come out that echoes Hartmann’s positive spin, including Delivered From Distraction: Getting the Most Out of Life With Attention Deficit Disorder, by Drs. Edward Hallowell and John Ratey, and The Gift of ADHD, by Lara Honos-Webb.

To Hartmann, “Any kind of difference, even those differences that may make life more difficult or be viewed by some as pathologies, have to have some sort of upside, outside of pure disease processes. Otherwise they wouldn’t survive in the gene pool.”



Tuesday, September 27, 2005


There’s a few readers giving their views on the Anti-War protest held in the Capital on Saturday.


I was riding my ten speed bicycle close to the Legislature. I heard some noise.


I will say there were around 50 people marching and yelling antiwar slogans.

In the middle with a blowhorn was Asaf Rashid.

I first met this guy during my protest and I always had good conversations with this guy. I would add that he had his own little radio show at U.N.B. and it was very nice of him to invite me as a guest so I could educate the students about my protest. We chatted for a whole hour.

As a matter of fact, while chatting with the Asaf a few weeks ago on Queen Street? Brad Green walked by and slowed down to say hello.


I quickly ended my conversation with Asaf and followed the Justice Minister.

I wanted to remind Brad about Boarders and roomers rights.


I bet this was the first time Asaf was very happy to see an elected official?

Hey? He didn’t have to listen to me any longer. So for once the Minister did the protester a favor?

Anyway, the protesters gathered in front of the steps of the Legislature and Asaf gave the audience a little speech telling the citizens that you won’t see no one from the Government present at this protest.

He asked the audience if anyone wanted to speak?

I said to myself - Hey? What a good way to spread my blog to the young people?

I noticed a guy with a long length Camera. He was wearing a green shirt.

Jeff Hennessy the photographer Germany

I approached the guy and asked him if it was possible that the pictures he takes? Can he put them in an email?

He told that he could!

He asked the photographer he could take a picture of me speaking to the crowd so I could use it in my blog?

He told me that he would. The guy looked a little stern but I trusted him.

I asked for his email but he wouldn’t give me his so I gave mine to the photographer.

Asaf introduced me as a fighter and gave me the blowhorn.


I told the young students that I was the guy who protested in the tent for a six months period against the use of Ritalin.


I was surprised when they gave me a little applause.

These kids know that prescription drug is a problem in New Brunswick.


I changed the little talk to an Anti-Irving message.


I congratulated Asaf for writing his views in the Brunswickan. < U.N.B. Student Newspaper >

There’s no way in the world that we will see this protest in the evil Irving Newspapers!

After a couple of minutes, I gave the blowhorn back to Asaf.

He continued by telling the audience that he did indeed sent out a media release but no one is here and we should be concern of the Irving media in this Province.

I followed the protesters till City Hall where it ended.

The next day, I bumped into Asaf on a side street in the Capital.

It’s so funny, I would go weeks or months without seeing the guy and sometime I would bump into the guy 4 to 5 times during a three day period.

Charles and Asaf Rashid

We chatted about the protest and I was curious of the guy with the huge camera?

He told me that he didn’t know the guy either.

Well? I got a wake up call on Monday once I saw Asaf picture on the front page of the Daily Gleaner!!!

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The guy that I asked to take a picture was a reporter from the Irving’s media!!!

Can you imagine that one????

There I was asking him to send me a picture and in my speech I gave a huge blasting to the Irvings media telling the young students that there’s no way in the world you will see this in the Irving newspaper?

Well? They shut me up pretty good!!!!

They printed the story on the front page!!!

The picture was in the corner of the front page and the story on page 3.

No wonder the guy never sent me the picture of myself speaking to the students and it also explain the dirty look he gave me….lol

He knew exactly who I was but I didn’t know the Irving’s employee!…

This could only happen to Charles!

As for Asaf? Hey? He’s young and he’s not afraid to speak out on issues.


This is a good thing! We need more citizens like this guy.

There should be more citizens such as Asaf around this Province.

I never seen him lose his cool too often during a protest.


When you’re a protester? You have to remain calm and to the point.

If there’s a protest to be covered?

Asaf Rashid will be there with his notepad or Video Camera.


Asaf Rashid Keep up the good work Asaf!!!!