Mental Health Day 2018

On World Mental Health Day, Boehringer Ingelheim, is proud to support this annual milestone by showcasing a new way of thinking around the challenges of CNS research.  Launching this week, our comprehensive interactive information map showcases how our CNS team is committed to taking bold steps in their CNS research. By starting with how brain circuits malfunction and investigating these pathways, our aim is to alleviate the resulting symptoms that negatively impact on the daily lives of millions of people affected by mental illness: from memory loss, lack of motivation to cognitive impairment, we are looking at these symptoms.


As a company, we actively support the annual World Mental Health Day, to raise awareness of the burden many people face around the world and because we believe, each of us can contribute to ensure that people dealing with problems concerning mental health can live better lives with dignity. And: even if there are setbacks from time to time, our Commitment Never Stops.

Our information platform is designed for everyone and aims to:

  • deliver fast facts and figures on mental illness and brain disorders and the vital symptoms of these conditions
  • allow the user to dive as deep as he/she likes
  • explain personal experiences from people suffering from mental health symptoms
  • showcase our neurobiological scientific research to improve our understanding of the brain and ultimately, find effective solutions for brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia or major depressive disorder
  • explain the latest brain circuit research to find not only pharmaceutical solutions, but also how we are exploring ways to improve mental health through brain training and other innovative non-pharmacological treatments
  • show how our collaborations with leading researchers across the globe can collectively combine efforts and achieve results.


Five Facts We Have Learned from the Kavanaugh Proceedings

What truths the Kavanaugh investigation and confirmation process has revealed:

  1. Kavanaugh’s confirmation proves once again that the courts, especially the Supreme Court, are political.

One of the dominant myths of our political culture holds that the courts are nonpartisan. As Chief Justice John Roberts declared by way of an analogy to the role of baseball umpires in the “job” of judges “is to call balls and strikes and not to pitch or bat.”

The myth of judicial impartiality dates back to the earliest days of the republic, more than two centuries before Roberts was elevated to the court. Writing in 1788 on the “Judiciary Department” during the debates on the ratification of the Constitution, Alexander Hamilton described the proposed judicial branch of government in Federalist Paper No. 78 thusly:

Whoever attentively considers the different departments of power must perceive, that, in a government in which they are separated from each other, the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution; because it will be least in a capacity to annoy or injure them.

The judiciary … has no influence over either the sword or the purse; no direction either of the strength or of the wealth of the society; and can take no active resolution whatever. It may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment…

Hamilton went on in No. 78 to advocate for lifetime judicial tenure so as to ensure the “independence of the judges,” which he reasoned “is requisite to guard the Constitution and the rights of individuals.”

These are fine words, penned by one of the most gifted of the Founding Fathers. Believing in them is essential to accepting the court’s legitimacy.

Sadly, in practice, the country has only occasionally lived up to Hamilton’s lofty ideals. Armed with the power of judicial review—the authority to declare acts of the executive, Congress and the states unconstitutional (or conversely, to uphold them), established by Marbury v. Madison in 1803—the Supreme Court has assumed enormous political power.

According to a joint analysis prepared by the Congressional Research Service and the Library of Congress, the high court had declared 182 acts of Congress and 1094 state statutes and ordinances unconstitutional as of Aug. 26, 2017. In addition, the court had overruled, in whole or in part, 236 of its prior decisions. The analysis did not include an aggregate tally of the number of presidential executive orders the court had nixed.

In and of itself, power is neither good nor evil. The issue, always, is how power is wielded.

In its finest moments, the court has exercised the power of judicial review on behalf of minorities, the weak and the disenfranchised. In its Brown v. Board of Education ruling in 1954, for example, the court repudiated the doctrine of “separate but equal” in public schools. In 1973, it recognized the right of women to have abortions in Roe v. Wade. In 2015, in Obergefell v. Hodges, it invalidated state prohibitions on same-sex marriage.

More commonly, however, the court has wielded its power to further the aims and interests of dominant elites. To cite just five examples from the distant and recent past: In 1857’s Dred Scott v. Sandford, the court nullified the Missouri Compromise of 1820, holding that African-Americans could never become U.S. citizens. In 1894, in Plessy v. Ferguson, it upheld the “separate but equal” doctrine ultimately overturned in Brown. In 2010, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the court opened the floodgates to unlimited campaign spending. Five years ago, it gutted the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder. And earlier this year, it upheld the president’s Muslim travel ban in Trump v. Hawaii.

It’s small wonder, then, that presidents in every era have attempted to stack the bench with justices who share their ideological biases. Kavanaugh’s nomination is by no means the first to expose the ugly partisan underbelly of the process.

We’ve been here before, and not long ago. In 1969 and 1970, respectively, the Senate rejected Nixon nominees Clement Haynsworth and G. Harold Carswell because of their regressive views on segregation and civil rights. In 1987, the Senate turned aside Robert Bork, one of the chief architects of the legal theory of “originalism,” who in 1973 as solicitor general fired special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox in the infamous “Saturday Night Massacre.” In 1991, the Senate barely confirmed Clarence Thomas in the face of sexual harassment allegations brought by law professor Anita Hill and several other women.

In Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump selected a longtime GOP operative, who before his initial appointment as a district court judge in 2004 had worked as Whitewater independent counsel Ken Starr’s right-hand assistant, helping to draft the 1998 report to Congress that led to the impeachment of President Clinton. Following his stint with Starr, he joined George W. Bush’s White House, eventually becoming the president’s staff secretary. Since his elevation to the Court of Appeals in 2006, he has amassed a record that shows extreme hostility to the rights of consumers, voters, women, the LGBTQ community, workers and immigrants.

Even more attractive to Trump are Kavanaugh’s expansive views on presidential prerogatives and powers. In a 2009 article for the Minnesota Law Review, in an apparent about-face from his service on Starr’s legal team, Kavanaugh argued that sitting presidents should be immune from both civil suits and criminal prosecutions. Who better than Kavanaugh to protect Trump against special counsel Robert Mueller should proceedings involving the Russia investigation reach the Supreme Court?

Any pretense that Kavanaugh would bring the kind of independence and measured demeanor to the high court envisioned by Hamilton was laid to rest on Sept. 27, when he appeared before the judiciary committee to rebut the allegations of attempted rape lodged by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Red-faced, lips curled into an angry snarl, he barked out an unhinged conspiracy theory worthy of Alex Jones or Rush Limbaugh:

“This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons, and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups.”

The remarks prompted The New York Times to publish an open letter signed by over 2,400 law professors, announcing their opposition to Kavanaugh. “Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” the letter asserted, “displayed a lack of judicial temperament that would be disqualifying for any court, and certainly for elevation to the highest court of this land.”

The Republican-controlled Senate, willing to consolidate political power at all cost, disregarded the letter.

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  1. Kavanaugh’s confirmation signals the triumph of a judicial counterrevolution.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation represents the culmination of a multi-decade effort by the most revanchist sectors of the right to seize control of the justice system and neutralize the use of law as an instrument of progressive social and economic reform.

If the rise of the right in Trump’s America has established anything, it is that constitutional norms are fragile. Today’s political fringe is tomorrow’s ruling bloc.

  1. For the time being, white male privilege has trumped the rights of women.

Trump and his enablers will eventually pay a heavy price for placing Kavanaugh on the court and, more generally, demeaning women and scapegoating minorities. The only question is when.

  1. Elections matter.

In an unusual display of honesty, the Trump Administration has revealed their political intentions.

The right understands the critical importance of the courts. The left doesn’t. That will have to change if the conservative counterrevolution is ever to be defeated.

  1. If the Democrats take back the House, Kavanaugh will face further investigations and possible impeachment.

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This article is adapted from the writings of Bill Blum, who is a former judge and author (“Prejudicial Error,” “The Last Appeal” and “The Face of Justice”).

David Dailey switched from the Republican party in 1972 when he lived in Indiana. David recently wrote to a close friend that at I.U. I learned about equality, history, consumerism, science, the environment, and psychiatry. Our president is sick. Most of my 4,000+ FB contacts are either upset or resigned to this Supreme Court thang. I’m glad that I have no case headed to the Court and will not live much longer. My daughter’s generation will have to figure out how to survive. My immediate prayer is that POTUS and Justices K. and Thomas will be impeached by the House of Representatives in 2019. If we are to believe social media, we are headed to another revolution… even POTUS is threatening violence if things don’t turn out his way.

Double Dare Appeals to POTUS but not US

Moral of the Story: Do NOT vote for Judge Brett Kavanaugh

This evening, Sept. 27, 2018, the world is witnessing the in-justice-like behavior of Trump’s nominee. Ironically, in our democratic society we cannot vote.

Many of us in the US are praying that Senators Flake (Arizona), Sen. Sasse (Nebraska), Senators from Alaska (representing native USA tribes), New England (where consumer rights are threatened), Missouri, Montana, Indiana, and others cannot consent to having such an extreme political law person on the high court.

Kavanaugh showed no empathy for sexual abusive behavior of victims.

Brett’s temperament is wrong for any American judge – let alone allow him to practice law on the Supreme Court.

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What Has Been Happening in America

“No Rumors, No Fakes – Just the Facts, Jack!”

Volume VII, Issue 19                                   8 – 28 – 18                               ***** Edition

Along the North Atlantic Coast . . .

Dateline: Fort Myers, Florida

A man was apprehended at the airport who attempted to bring a loaded revolver onto an airplane.


Dateline: Washington, D.C.

The Trump Administration announces plans to remove TSA checkpoints at more than 100 minor airports.


Dateline: Columbia, S.C.

Fifteen federal soldiers were hospitalized when lightning struck nearby during their military training exercise.


Dateline: Charlotte, N.C.

In a narrow 6 to 5 vote, Charlotte’s City Council decided to continue their bid to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.


Dateline: Raleigh, N.C.

A historical mural has been defaced with references to slavery, World War II, and the Civil War.

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In the North American Wild West . . .

Dateline: Carson City, Nevada

Nicoli Trutanich has been nominated by President Trump to be Nevada’s next United States Attorney General.


Dateline: Los Angeles, California

A former Republican congressional aide, Michael Kimbrew, has received a sentence of 18 months in prison for accepting a $5,000 bribe.


Dateline: Laramie, Wyoming

“The World Needs More Cowboys” is the battle cry of the University of Wyoming’s half a million-dollar marketing campaign.

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In the American Heartland . . .

Dateline: Willard, Ohio

Two men who hopped a freight train were arrested after they phoned 911 to report that their train was moving too fast

Dateline: Kirkwood, Missouri

A Lamborghini erupted in flames at a gas station after a minivan driver pulled away with the nozzle from the gas pump attached.

Dateline: Indianapolis, Indiana

173 of 289 public schools, as of mid-July, have signed up to receive handheld metal detectors.

Dateline: Peru, Indiana

State Police busts have netted what they call “Donald J. Trump-shaped” ecstasy pills.

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Remembering All the Days POTUS as Spent at Trump Resorts instead of the WH


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Elsewhere in the United States of America . . .

Dateline: Denver, Colorado

JBS-USA, the nation’s largest meat producer, has suspended shipments from a pig farm where workers were caught on undercover video hitting, beating, ridiculing, cussing at, kicking, and throwing pigs.


Dateline: Los Angeles

Silver Lake Medical Center is suspected of discharging hundreds of homeless patients and dumping sick people back on the streets. The Center has agreed to pay a $550,000.00 legal settlement.



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In the North American Wild West . . .

Dateline: Salt Lake City, Utah

Police are looking for owner of a loaded .380-pistol found on a baby changing table in the aquarium women’s bathroom. Authorities are unsure whether to file charges but are determined to return the gun to its owner.


Dateline: Tacoma, Washington

A group dedicated to fighting white supremacy in the community is behind a new billboard that reads, “There are Nazis in Our Neighborhood.” The group has already removed offensive fliers and protested a local business.


Dateline: Reno, Nevada

A suspected drunken driver was arrested going the wrong way on Interstate 80 after side-swiping two cars, including a Nevada Highway Patrol cruiser. The driver eventually exited the freeway, lost control and crossed four lanes of traffic before stopping on the sidewalk.

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Along the North Atlantic Coast . . .


Dateline: Auburn, Maine

The local police department is going to start shaming shoplifters by posting mug shots online in order to deal with their “out-of-control” problem.


Dateline: Waldo, Florida

After being #1 for almost a quarter of a century, the towns of Lawtey and Waldo are no longer being designated by AAA as “Traffic Traps.”

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Remembering Last Summer’s Solar Eclipse



In the American Heartland . .

Dateline: Columbus, Ohio

The Libertarian Party of Ohio has regained state recognition for the first time in nearly four years. Libertarians have submitted more than the 54,964 signatures need to regain ‘minor party’ status.


Dateline: Chattanooga, Tennessee

The state’s largest health insurers are cutting premiums for individual plans under the Affordable Care Act’s health care exchange market. Blue Shield plans a 10.9% reduction and Cigna premiums will drop 4.8%.


Dateline: Fargo, North Dakota

The Fargo Public Library is eliminating overdue fines for all children’s materials in an effort to increase literacy.


Dateline: Madison, Wisconsin

The state could rake in an additional $90 million in Internet sales taxes this fiscal year if lawmakers start collection this fall. $120 million is estimated to be Wisconsin’s take during 2019.


Dateline: Peru, Indiana

State Police drug busts have netted what they call “Donald J. Trump-shaped” ecstasy pills.

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Elsewhere in the United State of America . . .

Dateline: Also in Chattanooga

Sixty-year-old Jonathan Manlove has filed a class-action lawsuit against Volkswagen’s auto plant claiming age discrimination.


Dateline: Las Vegas

Democrats are outpacing Republicans in voter registrations for a third straight month capturing an 8,623 to 5,830 edge over the G.O.P. in the county.



Dateline: Los Angeles

Silver Lake Medical Center is suspected of discharging hundreds of homeless patients and dumping sick people back on the streets. The Center has agreed to pay a $550,000.00 legal settlement.


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 “Newspapers are worth at least the price you pay; if it is free, it is worth nothing”                                                             

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More Lies Perpetuated

During his Pennsylvania rally Thursday night August 2, 2018, the President vocalized his own Fake News:

Mr. Trump also repeated several other claims The New York Times has previously debunked:

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The Sun~Chronicles’ Weekly Digest – Featuring “Born in the U.S.A”

“News You Can Use”

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TWWTW: That Was the Week That Was in America


In the North American Wild West . . .


Dateline: Kennewick, Washington

Investigators are involved after a mower operator ran over a human body.


Dateline: Beeville, Texas

Police responded to a report of a snake coming out of a resident’s toilet.


Dateline: St. George, Utah

The Mormon motorcycle club – The Temple Riders – is celebrating its 30th anniversary. No details of what kind of shindig they will have.


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Along the North Atlantic Coast . . .


Dateline: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Four peacocks escaped from the city zoo and caused a major traffic jam on I-76.


Dateline: Trenton, New Jersey

Former Governor Chris Christie opened up a new law firm. It is unclear what type of law he will be practicing.

Dateline: Trenton, New Jersey

President Trump finally declared the state a disaster area after storms during March 6 and 7 resulted in property damages of more than $20 million.


Dateline: Palisades Park, New Jersey

Mayor Rotundo apologized for his mother’s racist Facebook post about Koreans.

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In the American Heartland . . .


Dateline: Kokomo, Indiana

Two children in the care of a 21-year-old woman tested positive for meth and THC and her infant was found severely malnourished.


Dateline: Trenton, New Jersey

July 27-29, 2018, has been set as the state’s “tax-free” holiday.


Dateline: Tupelo, Mississippi

19-year-old Nick Perkins won the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition and will represent the town at The Graceland event.


Dateline: Biloxi, Mississippi

Fish and game officials will not reopen the speckled trout season because catches reported by fishermen during the first part of the season sound fishy.


Dateline: Birmingham, Alabama

Deceased gubernatorial candidate Michael McAllister won more than 3,000 votes.


Dateline: Minneapolis, Minnesota

The state’s suicide crisis hotline is preparing to die at the end of June.


Dateline: Columbus, Ohio

The state cancelled a planned $1.1 billion Medicaid cut to hospitals.


Dateline: Box Elder, South Dakota

Fire investigators concluded that May’s fire that destroyed the Ultramax Ammunition Plant was started by accident.


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Elsewhere in the United State of America . . .


Dateline: Long Island, New York


American Dustin Johnson after shooting rounds of 67 and 69 (4 under-par) leads the United States (golf) Open after 36 holes. Americans Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Kisner, Spanyard Sergio Garcia, and Brit Rory McIlroy failed to make the cut. The 72-hole championship is due to conclude on Fathers’ Day.



Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band:


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“Self-Help” Books for Living Life with Love, Truth, Joy, Peace, and a Sense of Humor

Lessons I have learned from my dogs . . .

Reading, relaxing, and cooking ideas.

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Newly published, Lessons Learned From Dogs

Here are a few examples . . .

  •  On a hot day, drink water, and lie down under a shade tree.

           *      All work and no play is just plain no fun.

  •  Invite your dog to watch TV with you.

           *    If you wake up in the middle of the night, go right back to sleep.

  •  Humans cannot hear as well a dog. Maybe we need to listen harder?

           *     If what you need is buried, keep digging and you will find it.

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Another humorous book, this one about food, by D.A. Dailey:

Confessions of An Oenophile (wine lover) 

Comfort Foods for Dinner Guests and the Entire Family – There are many…

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The Dailey Sun~Chronicles: Volume 7, Issue 11 with News Bulletins Across the U.S.A.

TWWTW: That Was the Week That Was in America


In the North American Wild West . . .

Dateline: Aspen, Colorado

One dude pleaded guilty for throwing bottles of alcohol, bleach, and titanium oxide into the Roaring Fork River.


Dateline: Honolulu, Hawai’i

Japanese tourists, who interrupted a group of men injecting drugs in a restroom face $50,000.00 in medical costs from being assaulted.


Dateline: Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

The local resort estimates that 30,000 golf balls have accumulated on the floor of the lake bed near a floating golf green.

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Along the North Atlantic Coast . . .

Dateline: Providence, Rhode Island

Laws are being written to prohibit leasing arrangements for pets.

Dateline: Albany, New York

A series of cybersecurity drills are being conducted to see how vulnerable the state’s election system is to hacking.

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In the American Heartland . . .

Dateline: Harrisburg, Arkansas

Mayor Millis is searching for a new police chief after demoting the previous on for ‘disrespectfulness.’

Dateline: Paw Paw, Michigan

Police were told of a man shot in the neck while searching for deer antlers. He was charged for filing a false felony report when it was learned that the ‘victim’ fell on an arrow.

Dateline: Topeka, Kansas

Ten stretches of memorial roadways are being designated to honor fallen state law enforcement officers.


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Brown Bear After Dad


Elsewhere in the United State of America . . .

Dateline: Sarasota, Florida

A couple woke up to find a 300-pound alligator in their swimming pool.



Let it be:



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