Radio Free Vermont: Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Charities protest 'global terrorist' label

Charities protest 'global terrorist' label: "As of today, neither Global Relief nor any of its officials have been charged with a crime. Charity officials have also not had a chance to confront all of the government's evidence linking the group to terrorism. The classified evidence remains out of reach, and much of the unclassified evidence turned out to be allegations in newspaper clippings."

Top leaders of CIA's clandestine service resign - Top leaders of CIA's clandestine service resign - Nov 15, 2004: "Steven Kappes and Michael J. Sulick, the top leaders of the CIA's directorate of operations, resigned Monday morning, sources told CNN. "

Pentagon to Cut Off Boy Scouts From Bases

My Way News: "The Pentagon has agreed to warn military bases worldwide not to directly sponsor Boy Scout troops, partially resolving claims that the government has engaged in religious discrimination by supporting a group that requires members to believe in God."

Hardee's Introduces 1420 calorie "Monster Thickburger"

Monster Coronary Burger

As many fast-food chains introduce healthier fare amid fears of being sued, Hardeeā€™s is introducing a hamburger with 1,420 calories and 107 grams of fat.

(And you can feel your arteries hardening just looking at the picture of this monstrosity.)

Woman pleads to selling fake cocaine

Woman pleads to selling fake cocaine

Very strange. Were you aware that you could be prosecuted for selling something that is NOT cocaine to an undercover officer? Basically, the informant got what they deserved ... ripped off. Now they're mad that they didn't catch her selling what they wanted her to sell them. Any lawyers reading this page?

Active duty begins for largest call-up in state history

Active duty begins for largest call-up in state history

Mandatory Mental Health Screening Of Children UPDATE


November 15, 2004

Congressman Ron Paul's letter expressing opposition to mandatory
mental-health screening of children was sent to Chairman Ralph Regula last
Friday. Twenty-two other House members signed Dr. Paul's letter. Those
additional signatures were added in large part due to your efforts.
Thank you!

We must now focus our efforts on House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Mr.
DeLay can be extremely helpful to our cause.

The House will likely pass an omnibus spending bill by this Saturday.
It must include language prohibiting money from being spent on
mandatory mental-health screening of kids; otherwise, the screening programs
already operating in Texas and Illinois will be implemented nationwide.

Should the government subject your children to mandatory mental-health
screening without your consent? We say "NO!"

The pharmaceutical industry says "yes" because it wants millions of new
customers for drugs such as Ritalin. The
psychiatry/psychology/counseling establishment says "yes" because they want millions of new
patients. These groups are represented by the most powerful and highest paid
lobbyists in Washington and they are working this week to satisfy their
clients -- at the expense of your rights as parents and the well-being
of your children.

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons warned the public
five days ago that universal psychiatric screening and drugging of
children is "a dangerous scheme that will heap even more coercive pressure
on parents to medicate children with potentially dangerous side

Congressman Ron Paul, a physician for over 30 years, abhors the "notion
of federal bureaucrats ordering potentially millions of youngsters to
take psychotropic drugs like Ritalin."

We must stop this new federal program before it gets millions of
dollars to spend. As Dr. Paul cautions, "Anyone who understands
bureaucracies knows they assume more and more power incrementally. A few scattered
state programs over time will be replaced by a federal program
implemented in a few select cities. Once the limited federal program is
accepted, it will be expanded nationwide."

We have until this Saturday at the latest. Urge House Majority Leader
Tom DeLay to help. Ask him to make sure the omnibus spending bill or
final committee report on Labor/HHS appropriations includes the
following language: "None of the funds made available for State incentive
grants for transformation should be used for any programs of mandatory or
universal mental-health screening that performs mental-health screening
on anyone under 18 years of age without the express, written permission
of the parents or legal guardians of each individual involved."

Mr. DeLay has a copy of the letter Dr. Paul and 22 of his colleagues
sent to Chairman Regula, so he knows about it.

Mr. DeLay's office telephone number is 202-225-4000. His fax number is
202-225-5117. An E-mail form is at

Also, please spread the word. Thank you!


Kent Snyder
The Liberty Committee