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 >


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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.”