— Tony Ortega (@TonyOrtega94) March 3, 2017
Jolly, the frontrunner for the GOP Senate nomination in Florida, was the “special guest” at a fundraiser for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi in June 2014, which was organized by Scientologists.
He was also featured as the “guest of honor” at the Church of Scientology’s concert celebrating the centennial of Clearwater, Florida. The latter event was held at the Fort Harrison Hotel, which is owned by the church and used for “religious retreats,” and featured appearances by prominent Scientologists like actress Anne Archer.
Jolly’s wife was scheduled to be a model for a Church of Scientology charity fashion show benefiting chronically hungry children in September, but “sent her regrets and was not able to attend,” Church of Scientology spokesperson Pat Harney told The Daily Beast.
Benzo and other psych meds - Veteran's Suicide Bill - needs support « on: March 27, 2016, 01:51:42 pm »
More exciting news… needs support! Please contact your US rep and tell them to cosign and support this! www.contactingthecongress.Org (rep can be found here)
A sample letter:
I am writing to ask you to co-sponsor and vote yes for HR 4640, the Veteran Suicide Prevention Act, which calls for the VA to review data on Veteran suicides over the last five years to determine if prescribed medications may have played a role in their deaths. Did you know:
– 22 veterans commit suicide a day
– In 2010 the VA issued guidelines cautioning providers against the use of benzodiazepines (“benzos”) to manage PTSD due to a lack of efficacy data and growing evidence for the potential risk of harm
– Despite that, PTSD Quarterly reports that 30% of Veterans with PTSD continue to be prescribed benzos at the VA
– Veterans are also frequently prescribed opioids for chronic pain for their injuries in addition to Benzos for anxiety. Last week the CDC cautioned doctors against prescribing opioids for long-term chronic pain, and noted in particular the danger of combining opioids and benzodiazepines together.
– Suicidal and homicidal ideations can be a side effect to people who have been on Benzos for a long time or people trying to taper off of them
Please give your full support to HR 4640. Thank you for your attention.
(sign your name)
(be sure to add full contact info including mailing address as proof of residency)
Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW) is an anti-drug organization established in 2006 by the Church of Scientology. There has been controversy about the claims made by the foundation and about its support by public organizations who were not aware of its link to Scientology.
From their propaganda: “The first step is to understand why a person becomes trapped by drugs. In May 1969 L. Ron Hubbard wrote: ‘When a person is depressed or in pain and where he finds no physical relief from treatment, he will eventually discover for himself that drugs remove his symptoms. For the person with a drug problem, there are also real solutions to addiction. Narconon, a drug rehabilitation program that utilizes the methods of L. Ron Hubbard, has a success rate of more than 75%.”