pilots_happy.jpegFlying has been a very safe way to travel so far, even with one terrorist attack every decade, but things may change very soon since pilots are now allowed to fly when taking anti-depressants. In the meantime, smoking pot at home is a crime because … eeehhhh … I don’t know … you put the whole country at risk … somehow … maybe ?

This bears the sign of big pharma again. Why ? Well, after shooting and suicides being reported after taking anti-depressants (see below), it’s a good thing to have pilots flying on prozac, it shows everybody that those drugs are safe after all. Got it ?

I guess that if a drugged pilot crashes a plane, they won’t call him a terrorist, it would be bad for big pharma’s image.
In my view I don’t know what is worse : the bad agenda or a terrorist (that happens once per decade) or the allowed and legal total disrespect for the passengers (that will happen thousands of times).

The article below is taken from Dr Sirius excellent website.

“The United States is lifting a 70-year-old ban on letting pilots fly while on antidepressants, citing improvements in the drugs and an unforeseen side effect of the restriction. Pilots who take one of four antidepressants — Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa or Lexapro — or their generic equivalents will be allowed to fly if they have been successfully treated by those medications for a year without side effects that could pose a safety hazard in the cockpit.

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that about 9.5 percent of people 18 and older suffer from a mood disorder. A 2009 study by Columbia University showed that as many as 10 percent of Americans was taking antidepressants. FAA officials assume the percentage is about the same among pilots. In 2003, somewhere between 28 and 30 million Americans had already taken Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil or some similar SSRI antidepressant. These drugs are currently being prescribed for everything from depression or anxiety to PMS to smoking cessation to ADD.

A few years ago actor Tom Cruise brought to light one of the most dangerous problems we face today: An epidemic of legal mind altering drug use is now taking to the skies despite the known fact that a wide array of psychotropic drugs have been shown to increase suicide risks and potentially cause extreme violence in the users of these drugs.

We have seen in the news experts saying that psychiatric drugs like Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft are dangerous with psychiatrists going as far as declaring, “Clinical evidence does not justify the use of antidepressants” and “The bottom line is that we really don’t have any good evidence that these drugs work.”

On June 19, 2003, the FDA, following the lead of the British MCA, ruled that Paxil should not be given to kids 18 or under, because of the increased risk of suicidal impulses. With 50,000+ suicides in America each year, and the growing phenomena of mass murders and murder/suicide, this is clearly an issue that demands more honest investigation, something that obviously was not done before allowing pilots to fly while under the influence of these drugs.

Years ago an article in the Washington Times Insight Magazine included a chart of some of these cases. Here are just a few of the really famous cases, just to give you an idea of the types of reactions we’re talking about.

Andrea Yates drowned her five children in a bathtub. She was on two of these SSRI antidepressants, at maximum dose. There had been an adjustment in the medication two days before this tragedy happened. That adjustment alone was enough to cause this tragedy.

Del Shannon, the singer from the sixties, who had the hit song, “Run Away”, committed suicide after three weeks on Prozac. The pharmaceutical company has settled his case.

Joseph Westbecker went on a shooting rampage in Kentucky, killing eight people — seven coworkers, and then himself. That case has also been settled, for what looks like $50M.

Officer Steven Christian, a Dallas police officer, dressed in plain clothes, ran into a police station shooting. The pharmaceutical company has settled his case.

Donald Shell of Gillette, WY, shot his wife, daughter, baby granddaughter, and then himself, after taking only two doses of Paxil. This last summer, a jury ruled that the Paxil was the cause for this, and awarded his family $6.4M.

In the Lacuzong case, a man with no prior history of violence, drowned his two children and then himself in the same bathtub. The makers of Paxil settled that case.

Phil Hartman, the comedian, was shot by his wife, who then shot herself. That case has been settled for their children.

Luvox is the drug that Erik Harris was on the day that he went psychotic, and went on the shooting spree with his friend Dillon.

The Salt Lake Family History Library shooting, that killed a good friend of mine. A 70-year-old man, from a good family, went on that shooting rampage.

Mark Barton, the Atlanta day-trader, went on the shooting spree in Atlanta. He killed his family, and then he went to an office and killed several other people, and then himself.

Dr. Peter Breggin, a court certified psychiatric expert and author of numerous books on psychiatric drugs, reveals how GSK not only concealed negative studies, but also manipulated data about Paxil-induced suicidality so that actual suicide attempts in clinical trials were underreported, while attempts by subjects taking a placebo were inflated. According to Dr. Breggin, drug companies settle almost all lawsuits out of court in order to seal incriminating scientific data. “This deprives the FDA, medical profession and public of critical information on drug safety and efficacy,” he says.

There were 39,000 adverse event reports submitted to the FDA’s Medwatch, according to award-winning investigative reporter, Robert Whitaker. And that number is said to represent only about 1% of the actual number of adverse events. “So, if we get 39,000 adverse event reports about Prozac,” Mr. Whitaker said in an interview for Street Spirit in August 2005, “the number of people who have actually suffered such problems is estimated to be 100 times as many, or roughly four million people.”

Whitaker exposes the massive lies and cover-ups that have corrupted the Food and Drug Administration’s drug review process, and co-opted research trials in order to spin the results of drug tests and conceal the serious hazards and even deadly side-effects of brand-name drugs like Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and Zyprexa.

Terry Messman, who interviewed Whitaker said, “The story becomes even more frightening when we look at the aggressive tactics these giant drug companies have used to silence prominent critics by defaming them in the press, and by using their money and power to have widely respected scientists and eminent medical researchers fired for daring to point out the hazards and risks of suicide and premature death caused by these drugs. These researchers who have tried to warn us of the perils of these drugs have been silenced, intimidated and defamed. ” [Personal note : notice the same pattern as with vaccines again ?]

The media have heralded the arrival of so-called designer drugs like Prozac, Paxil and Zyprexa and millions of Americans have believed this story but the tragic cases of disease, suffering and early deaths caused by these drugs shows us dangers that medical officials and pharmaceutical companies would prefer to remain hidden.

So next time you fly your captain might be on drugs that are only safe in the minds of the FDA, and we know we cannot trust this institution. They who believe that it’s even safe to inject neural toxins like mercury in children in vaccines and plant tons of the metal in peoples’ mouths really cannot be trusted. Now even flying is going to be more dangerous thanks to them.

So, when a plane crashes, do not expect to hear that the pilot was on drugs, it will always be for a different reason.

I leave you with one question : why do you think smoking pot at home is forbidden since it is way much safer than drugged pilots flying hundreds of people at a time ? Is it because a natural competitor would hurt big pharma sales ?