Monday, January 16, 2012

Some Psychologist’s will do Anything for a Patient

From the Bradenton Herald
Bradenton psychologist charged with smuggling drugs into Sarasota jail
Herald Staff Report
Jan. 09, 2012
SARASOTA — The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a licensed psychologist from Bradenton for illegally providing controlled substances to an inmate at the Sarasota County jail.
A corrections sergeant developed intelligence information that Holli Bodner, 51, of the 7300 block of Kensington Court, Bradenton, agreed to supply an inmate with Oxycodone and Lorazepam during prearranged visits at the jail, according to a news release.
Sheriff’s office detectives monitored four occasions in the month of December during which Bodner met with and supplied an inmate with narcotics. Detectives recovered the drugs from the inmate immediately after each meeting, according to the report.
Bodner was arrested Friday afternoon as she arrived at the jail for another scheduled appointment with the inmate.
She was charged with four counts of delivery of a controlled substance and four counts of introduction of a controlled substance into a correctional facility, all felonies.
She was released Saturday evening after posting $4,000 bond.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Song “Pumped Up Kicks” by the Band Foster the People Helps Bring to Light the Issue of Kids Shootings in Schools

“Pumped Up Kicks" is a song about a kid preparing to shoot his classmates at school. Part of the chorus says you’d better run, out run my gun. Pump of kick simply means expensive shoes.
It is refreshing to hear a band will write and perform music that doesn’t involve love or partying, but an unfortunate form of life in US schools.
Our take on it is not just that guns seem to be so handy to teenagers. Apparently, families leave guns and bullets around for kids to get at them. What is going on in these households? How do parents manage homes these days: No more potato chips before dinner and only two hours of T.V., but here is how you remove the safety on the pistol and can you get me the bullets in the pantry? If you take the gun out of the equation you would simply get a fight, or a stabbing at worst. But to us the real reasons behind these continual school shootings are antidepressants. The media will never talk about the effects of the antidepressants if a gun is involved. The government and media jump on the gun story, while the real ailment is psychotropic drugs. Parents seem to have little problem sanctioning a doctors prescription of antidepressants for their children.
The song “Pumped Up Kicks” has been moving up the charts all this past summer illuminating the violence that schools have become. Two decade ago the worst you got was a bruise or bloody nose, what will the next ten years bring?