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Scientology Welcomes US Congressman David Jolly

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  1. After David Jolly campaign for Senate scrubs Wikipedia entry regarding Scientology, Scientology CCHR praises Jolly for legislation questioning role of psychiatric treatment in veteran suicides.
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    http://www.cchrint.org/2016/04/08/legislation-will-investigate-psych-drugs-and-veteran-suicides/
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    Federal Legislation Proposes Investigating Connection Between Psychiatric Drugs and Veteran Suicides

    By Kelly Patricia O’Meara
    Published by CCHR
    The Mental Health Watchdog
    April 7, 2016

    Finally, federal legislation has been introduced that specifically addresses the connection between psychiatric drugs and the role they play in the increased number of veteran suicides.

    Florida Congressman, David Jolly (R-FL 13), determined to understand the reasons behind the staggering number of veterans taking their own lives, has submitted legislation calling for a review of veterans suicide deaths over the last five years, studying the psychotropic drugs prescribed to veterans at the time of their death.[1]

    The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health industry watchdog, applauds Congressman Jolly’s legislation, the Veteran Suicide Prevention Act (H.R. 4640).
    [2] While many studies and reviews have been conducted by a host of government entities to determine the causes behind the increased number of veteran and military suicides,[3] Congressman Jolly’s legislation is the only review to specifically question the psychiatric drug treatments that have become the mainstay of military/veteran mental health care.

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    HT - Intergalactic Walrus on The Underground Bunker: http://tonyortega.org/2016/04/09/sc...i-disconnection-billboard/#comment-2615444772

  2. Regarding the above.

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    http://www.cchrint.org/2016/04/08/legislation-will-investigate-psych-drugs-and-veteran-suicides/
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  3. The Internet Member

    They want to fuck with the psychiatrists trying to help veterans?

    I hope this Jolly guy is not reelected.
  4. He is not running to reelection. He is a Congressman in the House of Representatives who is now running for the Republican nomination for the Florida Senate seat vacated by Marco Rubio.
  5. The Wrong Guy Member

    Scientologists back David Jolly's bill to study relationship between psychiatric drugs and veteran suicide

    By Alex Leary, Tampa Bay Times Washington Bureau Chief

    Quote:

    Rep. David Jolly, whose ties to the Church of Scientology have generated recent news coverage, is pushing church-backed legislation to study the relationship between psychiatric drugs and veteran suicide.

    “I know this type of opioid abuse has been a concern to the church and they have approached me about it as constituents,” the Pinellas County Republican said in an interview.

    But he said the church, which is headquartered in Clearwater, did not write the legislation and that veterans groups have raised the issue, too, including Fleet Reserve Association and AMVETS.

    Scientologists oppose psychiatry and the use of "mind-altering psychotropic drugs." The church’s Citizens Commission on Human Rights has backed Jolly’s “Veteran Suicide Prevention Act,” which was introduced in March and has attracted more than 20 co-sponsors, Republicans and Democrats.

    In an April 7 website posting, CCHR said: “While many studies and reviews have been conducted by a host of government entities to determine the causes behind the increased number of veteran and military suicides, Congressman Jolly’s legislation is the only review to specifically question the psychiatric drug treatments that have become the mainstay of military/veteran mental health care. The need for this kind of comprehensive review is backed up by years of data.”

    Jolly’s ties to Scientology made news this month when BuzzFeed News reported that his U.S. Senate campaign had edited his Wikipedia page to remove references to his association with the church.

    This line was removed: “Jolly’s relationship with the Church of Scientology, which is based inside his congressional district in Clearwater, Florida, has been reported on in the press, including Jolly’s attendance at various fundraising events hosted by the organization.”

    Last August, Jolly was a “guest of honor” at a Scientology’s Clearwater centennial celebration. His wife, Laura, also modeled for the church’s “Fashions with Flair” fundraiser. In 2014, Jolly appeared at a Clearwater fundraiser for Attorney General Pam Bondi hosted by Scientologists.

    In a news release, Jolly said of the bill: “It is critical that we understand whether there is any impact of certain psychiatric drugs prescribed for issues like P.T.S.D., depression or traumatic brain injuries, on the decision of a veteran to take their own life. With veterans dying by suicide at a heartbreaking rate, we need to take a hard look at all possible factors in order to help prevent these tragedies.”

    Source, with open comments:
    http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-b...ys-bill-to-study-relationship-between/2273246
  6. Daily Kos now has this story:

    FL-Sen: Ben Carson Endorses DeSantis (R), Jolly's (R) Latest Bill Gets Backing From Scientologists

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/...-Latest-Bill-Gets-Backing-From-Scientologists

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    The reason why this is a big boost for DeSantis is because Carson was the preferred candidate in the GOP primary but of course he’s passing up on the race. But his endorsement of DeSantis could be what he needs to win his crowded primary. As for the party establishment’s preferred candidate, Rep. David Jolly (R. FL), there’s one group of people that just won’t leave him alone:

    Rep. David Jolly, whose ties to the Church of Scientology have generated recent news coverage, is pushing church-backed legislation to study the relationship between psychiatric drugs and veteran suicide.

    “I know this type of opioid abuse has been a concern to the church and they have approached me about it as constituents,” the Pinellas County Republican said in an interview.

    But he said the church, which is headquartered in Clearwater, did not write the legislation and that veterans groups have raised the issue, too, including Fleet Reserve Association and AMVETS.

    Scientologists oppose psychiatry and the use of "mind-altering psychotropic drugs." The church’s Citizens Commission on Human Rights has backed Jolly’s “Veteran Suicide Prevention Act,”
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    http://www.cchrint.org/2016/04/08/legislation-will-investigate-psych-drugs-and-veteran-suicides/
    which was introduced in March and has attracted more than 20 co-sponsors, Republicans and Democrats.

    In an April 7 website posting, CCHR said: “While many studies and reviews have been conducted by a host of government entities to determine the causes behind the increased number of veteran and military suicides,Congressman Jolly’s legislation is the only review to specifically question the psychiatric drug treatments that have become the mainstay of military/veteran mental health care. The need for this kind of comprehensive review is backed up by years of data.”

    Jolly’s ties to Scientology made news this month when BuzzFeed News reported that his U.S. Senate campaign had edited his Wikipedia page to remove references to his association with the church.

    Jolly just can’t quit the crazies but the Church of Scientology aren’t the crazies he needs to win his primary.

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  7. DeathHamster Member

    http://www.redstate.com/diary/davenj1/2016/05/29/battle-senate-2016-may-news/
  8. The Hill: First Rubio aftershock: Jolly ends Senate campaign, seeks reelection to House

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box...n-for-rubios-senate-seat-seeks-re-election-to

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    Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) is ending his campaign for the Senate amid growing certainty that the incumbent, Marco Rubio, will reverse course and run for reelection.

    Jolly is expected to make a formal announcement later on Friday.

    On Friday morning, he said on CNN that Rubio is "saying he's getting in" the Senate race.

    Jolly said earlier this week he didn't want to be subjected "to the whims" of Rubio's final decision.

    "I think ultimately he decides to get in. Clearly the orchestration by Republican leadership on the other side of the aisle has shown their hand as well, and I think ultimately he accepts their recruiting effort to get back in," Jolly said.

    Jolly was recently ripped by the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) for claiming they told him to raise the equivalent of $18,000 per day to win reelection.

    The NRCC denied those claims, calling it an attention-seeking stunt to boost his "lagging" Senate campaign, noting it spent more than $2 million to help Jolly in his first race for the House two years ago.

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  9. The following article does not mention Scientology. It does, however, provide interesting information concerning Jolly's political future. It may not be bright.

    Also, an update. When Rubio decided to run again for his Senate seat, Jolly dropped out of the Senate race and decided to again run against former Governor, former Republican and now Democrat Charlie Crist for the U.S. House of Representatives in a redrawn district.

    Politico: How the GOP abandoned one of its own

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/david-jolly-florida-party-fundraising-227020

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    How the GOP abandoned one of its own

    Florida Rep. David Jolly battled his party over fundraising — and now he's a political pariah.

    By Heather Caygle

    08/17/16 05:10 AM EDT
    Updated 08/17/16 10:45 AM EDT

    CLEARWATER, Fla.— Republicans say they’re fighting for every seat in the House. Every seat except Florida Rep. David Jolly’s, that is.

    The first-term GOP incumbent is running a lone-wolf reelection campaign, fighting for his political life as Democrats aim to unseat him with a big name in Florida politics, former Gov. Charlie Crist. But Republican leaders have left him for dead, after a falling-out over money in politics, even though party strategists say they’re doing everything they can to protect the GOP’s House majority.

    "When we win this, we will have done it our own way, with nobody owning us,” Jolly said in an interview, looking relaxed as he sat in the back booth of a local crab shack in his district on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.

    With just about 80 days left before the election, GOP leaders are bracing for a down-ballot disaster as Donald Trump falls further behind Hillary Clinton in the polls. But when it comes to Jolly, top Republicans are refusing to throw a lifeline to the embattled incumbent.

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  10. The Internet Member

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  11. DeathHamster Member

    When he loses, he can switch to being a paid* lobbyist.

    * above the table.
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  12. RightOn Member

    Anyone who shills for the cult...
    He already lost!
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  13. Quentinanon Member

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  14. David Jolly On Roll Call's List Of the Most Vulnerable House Members With Two Months To Go

    Roll Call - 2 Months to Go: The 10 Most Vulnerable House Members

    http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/two-months-go-10-vulnerable-house-members

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    2 Months to Go: The 10 Most Vulnerable House Members

    Posted Sep 6, 2016 5:00 AM

    Simone Pathé

    @Simone Pathé

    [SNIP]

    1. David Jolly, R-Fla. (13th District)

    Jolly, who spent most of the year running for Senate, climbs from No. 3 to No. 1 in his re-election race against former Gov. Charlie Crist. He's pledged not to solicit campaign donations, and he's unlikely to get any help from the National Republican Congressional Committee in this heavily redrawn seat.

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  15. AnonLover Member

    Yes Jolly is a scumbag politician of the worst kind. But for a very short while, I think he deserves a teeny tiny itty bitty temporary bit of slack for this epic move:

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  16. DeathHamster Member

    Are they allowed to use props for show and tell in congress?
  17. AnonLover Member

    It's a new pandering tactic more commonly used by the Dems in recent sessions, with the gun violence victim pictures and related dox on fancy posterboards. Which made Jolly's use of the exact same tactic with a far better prop even more righteous imo. It's like the political shill equivalent of trolls trolling trolls. And I give him 8/10 with perfect score points deducted because he didn't faux threaten to open the container right there on the floor.
  18. DeathHamster Member

    It would be funny if he accidentally dropped it and Cronenberged the place.
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  19. AnonLover Member

    Gotta admit, when I first seen the headlines of this epic stunt I was secretly hoping for that. Before I got anywhere near hitting the play button on the vid.
  20. DeathHamster Member

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  22. Quentinanon Member

    Jolly had accepted money from scientology cult members and was solicitous to them.
    Good he is out of the political office picture for now.
    But, Pam Bondi can still provide them with air cover against criminal prosecution.
  23. DeathHamster Member

    Apparently CCHR made some kind of presentation to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs on Eeeevil Psych Drugs. (No date on it, WTF?)

    https://veterans.house.gov/submission-for-the-record/cchr

    It says that it's a submission for the record, so it's quite possible that it was just dumped into the record without anyone reading it. Still...

    Likely it was submitted/assisted by David Jolly, who was on that subcommittee.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unite...ction,_Veterans_Affairs,_and_Related_Agencies
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