Canadians with mental illnesses denied U.S. entry
WikiLeaks: Data entered into national police database accessible to American authorities
By Sarah Bridge
More than a dozen Canadians have told the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office in Toronto within the past year that they were blocked from entering the United States after their records of mental illness were shared with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Lois Kamenitz, 65, of Toronto contacted the office last fall, after U.S. customs officials at Pearson International Airport prevented her from boarding a flight to Los Angeles on the basis of her suicide attempt four years earlier.
Posted in Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, Privacy, Region: North America, Transportation
Tagged discrimination, health records, mental health, police state, Privacy, tsa
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It happened last night. As I reflect, I realize it has happened all along. Each day, in most every moment I have an opportunity to look at life and learn. Yet I become consumed with more immediate concerns. He said. She said. The system, situation, or some other entity supplants a deeper assessment. Years ago, I came to understand that I create my own chaos, calm, or shades of what will be. As an Educator, I speak of this often. My students often quote me on the subject of choices. Yet, until yesterday, I never fully grasped how true my words might be. I am unsure why the events of the evening took me where they did. I share the story. Continue reading
Posted in Education, Human Relationships
Tagged Choices, Don Quixote, dreams, Emotional Intelligence, Habits, Lessons Learned, Life Decisions, mental health, Personal Reflection, philosophy, Psychology, Relationships
By Mickey Z
Being a revolutionary needn’t require one to sleep till noon , dress entirely in black, and sport a rail-thin, heroin addict physique. Then again, neither should Michael Moore ever serve as anyone’s role model for healthy rebellion.
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