Thursday, February 28, 2008

$110 Million for research Instead of Action is a federal crime


The Federal government is giving something called the Mental Health Commission of Canada (GOD HELP US!!!) $110 million dollars for five research projects across the country. This will be to determine the "best treatments" for people with drug addictions and mental problems.


$110 million dollars.


For research.


Don't you get it, kids?


Nothing will be done. All the money will go to "research." Doctors and professors will win contracts. The homeless and the addicted and the ill will continue to be homeless and addicted and ill.


Imagine me agreeing with the Portland Hotel Society about anything. But this morning they pointed out that you could but a lot of housing for $110 million.


Imagine $110 million going into housing and known existing treatments.


Don't you get it?


Here is THE RULE: WHEN YOU SEE A GOVERNMENT FUNDING RESEARCH FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN HARD SCIENCE, YOU ARE SEEING A GOVERNMENT THAT WILL NEVER ACT. It's a classic stalling technique.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

....and let's hope that their "research" doesn't involve experimentation with human beings who are needing help - not experimental psychiatric medications.

Noticed on the news the other day that a recent study showed that anti depressant medications often do not work any better than a placebo. Depression is self limiting and will eventually lift. These medications often cause more medical problems - along with the depression As with addiction, not much changes when the so-called "experts" become involved in "research".

Steve said...

Aaargh! no wait... AAARRGH!

Anonymous said...

Research ,studies, commissions. All the participants invovlved get to publish, have meetings, talk a lot,talk a lot, talk a lot.
Does anything get done for all the people who are staggering around?
Never.
Once again, I feel like I'm living in a city of do-nothings.