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Monday, October 20, 2014

Obama sucks. The proof...

18 Times Obama Did Things We Absolutely Do Not Agree With

by Jason Peirce


October 18, 2014 – The Huffington Post recently published an article listing 17 times Obama did things that they “absolutely do not agree with.” Included on the list was the time Obama wore “mom jeans” while bicycling, and “that time he creeped everyone out” (which to any sensible person is pretty much all of the time).

Here, we’ll list 17 “times” of our own. Funny, the Huffington Post shares none of the “times” we list. Shocking?

In no particular order:

That time when Obama invoked Marx by telling Joe the Plumber: “when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” Obviously, we also absolutely do not agree with the millions of Americans who still decided to vote for Obama anyway.

That time Obama said he would still raise capital gains taxes even after Charles Gibson illustrated that doing so always results in less tax revenue. What Obama “did” here was expose himself as either 1) an economic ignoramus, or 2) as someone who just doesn’t care about the destruction his policies wreak.

That time (those times) Obama added trillion-dollar annual deficits to the national debt, raising it from $10 trillion to nearly $18 trillion (he’s still going). Obama continued to add trillions even after his own Debt Commission warned him “we face the most predictable economic crisis in history.” Really? Yes, really.

That time(those times) Obama oversaw the drone-strike killing, without charges or trial, of 4 American citizens (including a 16 year-old boy). We also don’t agree with Obama bragging: “I’m really good at killing people.”

That time Obama passed the coercive, unsustainable, economy-crippling (add your own adjectives) Obamacare, without even reading it...


Read the rest here with videos:
http://www.voicesofliberty.com/article/18-times-obama-did-things-we-absolutely-do-not-agree-with/





Mini-Documentary: Energy Policy and Poverty...

Like that's going got work...

Obama Fights Ebola With A Czar and Soldiers

By Paul Craig Roberts


UPDATE 10/18/14: A group of 30 doctors and scientists have published their findings on the website of the New England Journal of Medicine that the ebola ravaging West Africa is a new strain of the disease and was not imported from Central Africa. The doctors and scientists’ conclusion is consistent with Dr. Cyril Broderick’s report in the update below that the strain originated in US government biowarfare labs and was injected into humans in Department of Defense field trials that began just weeks prior to the ebola breakout. The US government has a history of using unsuspecting humans for tests. Blacks in Alabama and Guatemalan soldiers and prisoners were infected with syphilis and gonorrhea in order to study the effects of the diseases and to experiment with cures.

Another interesting piece of information is that apparently someone had advance notice that there would be an ebola outbreak. The New York Daily News reports that Phoenix Air has a jet plane specifically outfitted to transport ebola patients and that the company’s vice president said it required 30 months to get the plane equipped and ready. The ebola outbreak began six or seven months ago. The airplane took two and one-half years to create.

UPDATE HERE

The public continues to be reassured that ebola is not a problem for the US, but CNN reports that Obama has appointed an Ebola Czar. The Czar is not a medical person but an insider lawyer who served as chief of staff to Vice President Biden.

Little wonder ebola conspiracy theories are spreading faster than ebola. And as far as any of us know, the conspiracies could be true.

University of Illinois law professor Francis Boyle, an expert of the perfidies of the US government, reminds us that Sierra Leone and Liberia, the countries most affected by the ebola outbreak, are two West African countries that host US biological warfare laboratories. Professor Boyle asks how the disease, which is mainly associated with equatorial Congo reached West Africa thousands of kilometers away.

Washington’s response is itself peculiar. The Obama regime sent 4,000 US soldiers to West Africa to fight ebola. Soldiers don’t have training or equipment with which to combat ebola. Why expose 4,000 Americans to an epidemic? This seemingly pointless decision has raised suspicions that Washington is exposing troops to ebola so that vaccines or treatments can be tested on the troops.

Other commentators have noticed that West Africa is an area of Chinese investments. They wonder if Washington is using the cover of ebola to occupy the countries or even set the disease loose in order to drive out the Chinese. The new US Africa Command was formed to counteract Chinese economic penetration in Africa.

The incompetence of US public health authorities in responding to ebola gives legs to these theories. Real conspiracies abound. Those who say “it’s just a conspiracy theory” need to look up the meaning of conspiracy. As one commentator observed, the CDC’s response to ebola is too stupid for stupid.

The CDC’s protocol is based on assumptions about ebola that do not seem to be true for the current strain. A nurse, who treated the ebola patient in Dallas who died, was given the green light to fly commercially even though she reported to CDC that she had symptoms. She exposed 132 passengers on the flight, and these passengers have since been in contact with thousands of other people. The Daily Mail has published photographs of an American with a clipboard and without protective suiting boarding the nurse on a private airplane on way to hospital quarantine.

US public health authorities have imposed no quarantine on travel to the US from infected countries. US airlines continue to fly to and fro from the infected countries despite the risk of introducing new infections into the US.

African countries are doing a much better job than the hegemonic superpower. They have closed borders, prevented air travel, and tracked down infected persons and those exposed to them.

Instead of taking sensible precautions, the Obama regime appoints an Ebola Czar and sends 4,000 Americans into the areas where the disease rages.

Little wonder that Americans have no confidence in their government.

As the Republicans want to privatize and outsource everything, why not close down Washington and outsource our governance to a more competent country?

Note: And there is this view also here.


Link:
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/10/paul-craig-roberts/the-czar-and-his-troops/

Neocons suck...

5 Most Annoying Things Neocons Say

by Ben Lewis


October 19, 2014 – Roughly a decade ago, before I had ever heard of Ron Paul, before I knew what a libertarian was, I bought into the mainstream myth that political opinions can be neatly divided into two camps, left and right. On the left were the commie liberals, who not only wanted the government to run the economy, but who also hated God, the military, the American flag and apple pie.

Being a fan of economic freedom (and of pie), I deduced that I must therefore be a conservative. To bear this weighty title I learned that I must hold the free market and the Constitution in high regard – except when they permitted someone to do something I didn’t like. I also learned that I must revere military interventionism and believe wholeheartedly in the power of the federal government to make people moral.

As I discovered libertarianism I learned that it was what mainstream conservatism claimed to be: a principled belief in liberty. I also came to see neoconservatism for what it was: a half-baked political theory replete with contradictions. Neocons wear these contradictions on their sleeves, proudly supporting people and policies that completely belie their stated beliefs in limited government and individual liberty.

For these reasons, I find neoconservatism largely insufferable. Here is my list of the five most annoying things that neocons say.

5) “I pledge allegiance to the flag…”
Q: What is the most successful piece of socialist propaganda in U.S. history?
A: The Pledge of Allegiance.

Few Americans realize that the Pledge of Allegiance was authored by an avowed socialist, Francis Bellamy, in 1892. Bellamy’s purpose in writing the Pledge was to indoctrinate America’s schoolchildren into a nationalist mentality by pounding the idea of a national, indivisible republic into their little heads every day for 13 years.

Neocons don’t care about the Pledge’s history, though. They don’t care that the Pledge is entirely antithetical to America’s founding principles. They don’t find it the least bit creepy to stand, hand over heart, and pledge unending devotion to a central government. Neocons shame the legacy of the conservatives of the Old Right who knew that allegiance is too important to pledge to a central government. Allegiance should be reserved for the really vital parts of our lives, faith, family and community. But neocons sacrifice all of that on the altar of nationalism.

4) “Stand up for the Constitution.”
During the 2012 presidential election, Ron Paul’s supporters caught all kinds of hell from conservatives for refusing to get behind Mitt Romney. Talk radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck fumed at us for not playing nice with the Party. In their eyes we were petulant brats who needed a good talking (down) to.

That was all to be expected. What was surprising was that at least one neocon had the audacity to say that Paulites needed to vote for Romney in order to protect the Constitution. Yes, the election of Mitt Romney – the guy who favored bailouts, who thought lawyers should decide how we go to war and who loved the NDAA – was essential to defending the Constitution.
Neocons don’t really care about the Constitution. They despise its limits on their power as much as the left does. The only thing more annoying than when they claim to defend the Constitution is when they lecture others for failing to.

3) “I miss George W. Bush.”
With the recent violence in Iraq, there has been a surge in “Bush was right!” rhetoric from neocons. They have seized upon President Obama’s low approval ratings as an opportunity to pine for the good ol’ days of George W. Bush.

I wonder what part of Bush’s presidency they miss the most. Is it how he increased spending to its highest level since Lyndon B. Johnson’s failed “Great Society” programs? Was it how he moved the health care industry closer to socialism with Medicare Part D? Was it his unconstitutional Patriot Act? Was it his general disdain for the Constitution’s limits on executive authority?

Maybe they just miss the way he militarily meddled in foreign countries, helping to set the stage for the violence and destruction in Iraq today. People who genuinely believe in liberty miss none of this. Of course, people who genuinely believe in liberty aren’t neocons.

2) “Those libertarians are crazy.”
John McCain and Lindsey Graham, the crypt keepers of neoconservatism, absolutely despise libertarianism. McCain’s now infamous “libertarian kids’ comments made for some entertaining internet memes, but it also exposed a general disdain of libertarianism by neocons. The most common objection they have is that libertarians are crazy idealists.

The real issue that libertarianism poses for neocons is problematic for the likes of McCain and Graham. It is that libertarians actually stand for the things that they only rhetorically embrace. Libertarians believe that liberty doesn’t come with asterisks. They also believe that, as modern events clearly show, constantly military interventions abroad only serve to create chaos there and shrink liberty here.

For neocons, however, libertarians are crazy for being logically consistent and paying attention to the facts.

1) “American exceptionalism”
Is America exceptional? There’s a case to be made that it once was. Frederic Bastiat, the great classical liberal economist, wrote in 1850 that United States enjoyed the greatest amount of freedom in the world. Fast forward 164 years, and that is no longer true. In the most recent Economic Freedom Index, the U.S. placed only 12th. In a Press Freedom ranking, the U.S. recently came in 32nd.

Despite these trends, neocons are absolutely obsessed with American exceptionalism. Belief in it is mandatory to be taken seriously in neocon circles. In their minds, America is inherently better than all other countries in the world because, well, we’re America. Since America is better, it gets to militarily export its preferences around the world. Paradoxically, as freedom has decreased here at home, neocons have doubled down on the failed mission to export it abroad.

Ironically, if Americans would reject the neocons and look to the country’s founders, who were profoundly more conservative, America truly would be exceptional. Were we to follow their advice we would, as George Washington said, “give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.”

So there you have it, five really annoying things neocons say. Are there only five such things? Of course not. Add to this list by posting more obnoxious garbage uttered by neocons in the comments!


Link:
http://www.voicesofliberty.com/article/5-most-annoying-things-neocons-say/


Murray Rothbard - The Government Is Not Us...

"Voting tells politicians that they’ve fooled you."

Fangate is a Reflection of Voters

By Chad Nelson


The big election season story this week comes from Florida, where in that state’s gubernatorial race, Republican incumbent Rick Scott refused to take the stage for a debate because his Democratic opponent, Charlie Crist, allegedly violated the debate rules. Apparently Crist’s podium was equipped with (gasp!) a fan. Mainstream news outlets, always eager to over-report on a meaningless story that has high tabloid-value, is in all its glory. If I didn’t know better, I’d guess that this is the media’s way of pretending to hold politicians’ feet to the fire–by relentlessly criticizing them for idiotic, petty personal behavior that has nothing at all to do with actual issues. On the real issues, the media’s role in relation to the politician is one of enthusiastic cheerleader.

What this non-event actually highlights is the stupidity, the utter gullibility, and supreme narcissism of voters. No, not just Florida voters. Not the voters in this particular election cycle. Voters in general. The very act of voting says a lot about the people who participate in it, and none of it is positive. There seem to be two kinds of voters historically, each of them locked in their own tight race for who will win the award for most deluded.

The first kind of voter is glued to the set for the latest take on the Scott-Crist drama. He will ultimately cast his ballot largely based on surface-level attributes such as whether the politician is likable, whether he’d be a fun guy to have a beer with, or whether he sweats. Think I’m overdoing it? Look no further back than the Kennedy/Nixon presidential election where popular opinion holds that Nixon did himself great harm by profusely sweating in the country’s first ever televised presidential debate. Interestingly enough, it is said that Kennedy’s “handlers” knew this about Nixon, that he was a sweater, and made sure to turn the heat up in the debate studio for this very reason. I laughed last night when I read a tweet (which I now cannot find) that said “Whichever handler told Crist to go out on stage and just stand there until Scott showed up deserves a raise.” That was brilliant. It perfectly captures the empty-headedness of politicians, whose actions are driven solely by a team of doting aides who are constantly gauging public perception.

And let us simply reflect for a moment on why politicians have handlers in the first place. It tells us everything we need to know. Politicians are like cardboard cutouts whose skulls are empty vessels just waiting to be filled with slick soundbites by Madison Avenue’s finest. Consider further that high-level politicians even have their own press secretaries, whose jobs consist of nothing more than spinning issues the politicians themselves have no grasp of in order to fool the electorate into thinking they have everything under control. Press secretaries serve as nothing more than high caliber con artists for their bosses. It is only more distressing that voters are gullible enough to buy into the political performance.

Sadly, events like Fangate and a politician’s sweat glands matter to American voters. If Rick Scott’s team of handlers didn’t realize this, they wouldn’t have withheld their monkey from the stage over a trivial issue like No Fans Allowed. What percentage of voters charge enthusiastically into the voting booth knowing little more than this type of information is unknown, but we’ve all come across many friends, neighbors and family members who embody this density.

The second kind of voter is the true believer. The true believer is supposedly the creme de la creme of the electorate, purportedly “versed on the issues”. He’s done his homework, knows where the candidates stand on the big issues of the day, and makes an informed choice as to who is more equipped to run the affairs of he and his fellow men over the next few years. The true believer thumbs his nose at the eggheaded superficial voter described above. He can even see through the handlers’ and press secretaries’ spin machine if he watches closely. Warning: if this description doesn’t activate your gag reflex, you may be a true believer voter.

The true believer evidences the same kind of mystical superstition that a weekly churchgoer exhibits. He believes with blind faith and without critical examination that politicians are our saviors, selflessly stepping forward to “lead” the country in the most difficult and complex of human affairs, if only the right ones can be found and elected. To the true believer, there is nothing the politician isn’t, or cannot become, an expert on once he gets into office and has the vast resources of the state at his disposal. Can a former Constitutional Law Professor become the nation’s expert on Ebola? Shizzam! He’s a doctor now too! How about a failed Texas oilman-cum-Major League Baseball team owner? Poof! An expert on Middle Eastern affairs overnight. How about a handsome, California born and bred B-movie actor? What hidden talents did he have up his sleeve? Don’t you remember? He ended the Cold War with sheer resolve and a big wallet!

The true believer eats up campaign promises with a spoon, and everything that happens in the world, good or bad, is attributable to the rightness or wrongness of the actions of our political leaders. And if this leader fails us, by golly, the next time around we’ll get it right in the voting booth. Isn’t this the clinical definition of insanity?

P.J. O’Rourke said it best with the title of his book “Don’t Vote, It Just Encourages the Bastards”. Voting tells politicians that they’ve fooled you. Either you, the voter, are so vacuous that a sweating politician will determine how you vote, or perhaps worse, you’re so naive that no matter how many failed political promises you’ve been fed, you’ll always believe the next one will actually be fulfilled.


Link:
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/10/chad-nelson/if-you-vote-2/

[BANNED VIDEO] Police Gone Wild: Domestic Terrorist Edition [2014 Full Documentary]...

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Ebola Czar...

See, there's nothing to worry about...

Obama Golfs For 4 Hours, 40 Minutes On Saturday, Then Holds Nighttime Ebola Meeting–Which New Ebola Czar Skips!

MATTHEW BOYLE


President Barack Obama’s new Ebola “czar” Ron Klain has skipped another White House meeting on the Ebola crisis, a readout of who attended a Saturday meeting with Obama shows.

Obama held the Ebola meeting after spending four hours and 40 minutes on the golf course at Fort Belvoir, according to the White House press pool report from the New York Daily News‘ Dan Friedman.

“The President on Saturday evening convened members of his national security and public health teams to update him on the response to the domestic Ebola cases,” the White House said in an email blast Saturday evening.

“The President’s advisors detailed the status of the contact tracing process to identify and, as necessary, monitor all individuals who may have come into contact with Ebola patients in Dallas following their exposure. The President’s team also reviewed for him the comprehensive measures the Administration—acting together with state and local partners—is taking to ensure that Dallas has all of the appropriate and necessary resources to diagnose any additional cases safely and effectively. The meeting concluded with a discussion of broader steps to increase the preparedness of our health sector nationwide.”

The full list of everyone who attended, according to the White House, is:

The Vice President
Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense
Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services
Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security
Denis McDonough, Chief of Staff
Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Susan Rice, National Security Advisor
Neil Eggleston, Counselor to the President
Antony Blinken, Deputy National Security Advisor
Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Katie Beirne Fallon, Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs
Benjamin Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting
Jennifer Palmieri, Director of Communications
Anita Decker Breckenridge, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
Suzanne George, Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the National Security Council
Rand Beers, Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security
Brian Egan, Deputy Counsel to the President
Colin Kahl, National Security Advisor to the Vice President

Klain, who was appointed Ebola Czar on Friday by Obama, is not on this list. It's the second meeting in as many days on Ebola that Klain hasn’t attended after being appointed into the position on Friday.


Link:
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/10/18/Obama-Golfs-For-4-Hours-40-Minutes-On-Saturday-Then-Holds-Nighttime-Ebola-Meeting-Which-New-Ebola-Czar-Skips

Is Ebola a bio-weapon???

THE PAPER TRAIL: The US Government Involvement in Developing Ebola as a BioWeapon
By Robert Wenzel


It is my suspicion that the current Ebola outbreak is the result of US testing of the virus as a potential bioweapon (SEE: The US Military and the Ebola Outbreak and Ebola and the United States Government).

Now, thanks to a paper by Dr. Cyril Broderick, a Liberian scientist and a former professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Liberia’s College of Agriculture and Forestry, we are getting the first indications of a paper trail linking the US Defense Department, bioweapons, Ebola and West Africa.

Dr. Broderick points to a 1996 book by Leonard G. Horowitz, Emerging Viruses: AIDS And Ebola : Nature, Accident or Intentional?

Here's how Dr. Broderick summarizes parts of the book that pertain to Ebola:

Horowitz (1996) was deliberate and unambiguous when he explained the threat of new diseases in his text...In his interview with Dr. Robert Strecker in Chapter 7, the discussion, in the early 1970s, made it obvious that the war was between countries that hosted the KGB and the CIA, and the ‘manufacture’ of ‘AIDS-Like Viruses’ was clearly directed at the other. In passing during the Interview, mention was made of Fort Detrick, “the Ebola Building,” and ‘a lot of problems with strange illnesses’ in “Frederick [Maryland].” By Chapter 12 in his text, he had confirmed the existence of an American Military-Medical-Industry that conducts biological weapons tests under the guise of administering vaccinations to control diseases and improve the health of “black Africans overseas.”

Remember, this is not something written in the current panic atmosphere over Ebola. The book was published in 1996 and references an interview conducted in the 1970s.

Dr. Broderick also lists a number of institutions that various documents show have been involved in Ebola research. Among the organizations:

(a) The US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), a well-known centre for bio-war research, located at Fort Detrick, Maryland;

(b) Tulane University, in New Orleans, USA, winner of research grants, including a grant of more than $7 million the National Institute of Health (NIH) to fund research with the Lassa viral hemorrhagic fever;

(c) the US Center for Disease Control (CDC);

(d) Doctors Without Borders (also known by its French name, Medicins Sans Frontiers);

(e) Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company;

(f) The UK’s GlaxoSmithKline; and

(g) the Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone.


Further commenting on various reports, he writes:

Reports narrate stories of the US Department of Defense (DoD) funding Ebola trials on humans, trials which started just weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The reports continue and state that the DoD gave a contract worth $140 million dollars to Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company, to conduct Ebola research. This research work involved injecting and infusing healthy humans with the deadly Ebola virus. Hence, the DoD is listed as a collaborator in a “First in Human” Ebola clinical trial NCT02041715, which started in January 2014 shortly before an Ebola epidemic was declared in West Africa in March. Disturbingly, many reports also conclude that the US government has a viral fever bioterrorism research laboratory in Kenema, a town at the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The only relevant positive and ethical olive-branch seen in all of my reading is that Theguardian.com reported, “The US government funding of Ebola trials on healthy humans comes amid warnings by top scientists in Harvard and Yale that such virus experiments risk triggering a worldwide pandemic.”..

The U. S., Canada, France, and the U. K. are all implicated in the detestable and devilish deeds that these Ebola tests are. There is the need to pursue criminal and civil redress for damages, and African countries and people should secure legal representation to seek damages from these countries, some corporations, and the United Nations. Evidence seems abundant against Tulane University, and suits should start there. See Yoichi Shimatsu’s article, The Ebola Breakout Coincided with UN Vaccine Campaigns....


From the Shimatsu article:

The mystery at the heart of the ebola outbreak is how the 1995 Zaire (ZEBOV) strain, which originated in Central Africa some 4,000 km to the east in Congolese (Zairean) provinces of Central Africa, managed to suddenly resurface now a decade later in Guinea, West Africa. Since no evidence of ebola infections in transit has been detected at airports, ports or highways, the initial infections must have come from one of either two alternative routes:

- First, the possibility of an anonymous “Patient A”, a survivor of the devastating 1995 Zaire pandemic, perhaps a doctor or medical worker who was a carrier of the dormant virus into Guinea. An example of a Patient A is Patrick Sawyer, the infected American resident of Liberia who first transmitted ebola to Nigeria. No attempt has been made by the national health ministry or international agencies to trace and identify the original ebola case in Guinea. So far, not a shred of evidence has surfaced to indicate&nbs p;the very first victim to be a foreigner or a Guinean who had traveled abroad.

- Second, the absence of a Patient A leaves the prospect of an unauthorized test in humans of a new antidote for ebola in rural Guinea, done under the cover of a vaccination program for another disease. Whether the covert clinical trial’s purpose was civilian health or military use of an antibody-based antidote cannot be determined as of yet.

The reason for suspecting a vaccine campaign rather than an individual carrier is due to the fact that the ebola contagion did not start at a single geographic center and then spread outward along the roads. Instead. simultaneous outbreaks of multiple cases occurred in widely separated parts of rural Guinea, indicating a highly organized effort to infect residents in different locations in the same time-frame.

The ebola outbreak in early March coincided with three separate vaccination campaigns countrywide: a cholera oral vaccine effort by Medicins Sans Frontieres under the WHO; and UNICEF-funded prevention programs against meningitis and polio.


Shimatsu also has a theory on how the testing might have gone awry:

After exposure to the ebola virus, a patient shows symptoms of high fever, vomiting and diarrhea, no less than 8 days later and likelier after two weeks. Re-arriving on schedule, the covert drug-testing team administers the anti-ebola antibodies as “the second dose of cholera vaccine”. The perfect crime of illegal human testing should have gone off without a hitch.

A problem arises, however, when many of the test subjects fall sick in less than two weeks and are unable to walk dozens of kilometers to the vaccine centers. With much of the original cohort of human test subjects absent for the antidote, and ebola out of control in the hinterland, the secret clinical trial free-falls toward a pit of liability and legal action...The Guinea outbreak was not reported by WHO until 6 weeks after the initial round of infections in February, which is quite odd considering the armies of medical workers afield in the countryside during those three vaccine campaigns. By contrast, the MSF office in next-door Senegal knew about the Guinean ebola contagion less than a month after outbreak.

Also note Dr. Broderick's key point that the “First in Human” Ebola clinical trial of Ebola began early this year. He identifies the study as: NCT02041715, There is no written indication that any tests were conducted in West Africa, but the reports on the testing are significant:

A quick Google search shows at ClinicalTrials.gov that an NCT02041715 clinical trial was indeed started by Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation. with, get this, the US Department of Defense listed as a collaborator.

ClinicalTrials.gov on the same page provides these resource links related to the clinical trials:

Resource links provided by NLM:
MedlinePlus related topics: Ebola Fever Hemorrhagic Fevers

Under purpose. we have this:

Ebola Virus Infection

So what is the timeline here:

January 9, 2014-The "First in Huma" Ebola clinical trial.

March, 2014- Reports of an Ebola outbreak begin to emerge.

The report implies but is not clear that the test was conducted in San Antonio, Texas, but, if this was indeed a DOD related experiment, is it difficult to believe that further tests were being done in West Africa, if indeed the test was ready to be conducted stateside? Is it possible that a healthy person was tested in Texas with the vaccine as a sort of control, with further testing done in West Africa where subjects were first given the Ebola virus, where it was then planned to give them the antidote, before things then got badly out of control?

I note that the press release by Tekmira reports that "it has dosed the first subject in a Phase I human clinical trial of TKM-Ebola, an anti-Ebola viral therapeutic that is being developed under a US$140 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense." I have done my share of financial consulting with early stage biotech companies to know you don't need $140 million to dose up one person and monitor that person. This project appears to be much larger than what the press release suggests and sure seems to point to possible monkey business in West Africa.

There is no smoking gun here, but I sure am starting to smell gun powder in the air.


Link:
http://www.targetliberty.com/2014/10/the-paper-trail-us-government.html

Chart of the day...

Estimates of How Many People Will Lose Employer-Provided Health Coverage Keep Rising

The below chart shows the year-by-year increase in the estimates by the Congressional Budget Office of how many people will lose employer-provided health-care coverage by 2019.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Humans Are the Virus, Ebola Is The Cure...

Video: Students Sign Petition to Bring Ebola Into U.S....

Politicking: Ron Paul Blasts 'Deeply Flawed' U.S. Foreign Policy...

"Folks, this is deja vu all over again. This administration is using this crisis to profit from it and, quite possibly, award no-bid contracts to their friends. As I said in my previous article on Ebola, I thought this all smelled fishy. And that if there is one thing the Great Father can be counted on to do in a crisis, it is to play politics with it. But now enter into the equation the possibility of profiting from it also. I now deeply suspect the CDC bungling in Dallas was intentional, not mere incompetence. They are manufacturing a crisis in order to not only build more government agencies with potentially unlimited power, but also so that certain corporations in bed with them can profit from it."

The Great Father's Ebola Solution: More Government Corruption

By Jack Perry


You knew it was coming, right? No, not the further spread of Ebola. That’ll happen later. What’s happened is the outbreak of another infectious disease: The creation of more government and more government corruption. When the federal government’s incompetence and stupidity is revealed to the public, the Great Father then rolls out his usual solution. More government and more corruption. I am speaking of Great Father Obama’s response to EbolaGate, which is to appoint, you guessed it, an “Ebola Czar”. Oh, I feel so much better now! Now, you would think that Obama would find a skilled medical professional with an extensive background in infectious diseases. You would think that perhaps he found a university professor who has studied the Ebola virus for years, perhaps even written books and papers on the subject. Or perhaps he found a virologist or even a evolutionary biologist who might be able to discover patterns in the virus and warn if it is mutating into an airborne strain. Indeed, you might think he has found such a person, of which there are many in the United States. And you would be wrong. This is the federal government we’re talking about here, remember? No, Obama has not made any medically qualified person the “Ebola Czar”. Instead, what we got was a guy with obvious political connections to the Obama Administration and the Democrats. He has no medical or infectious disease experience whatsoever. In fact, anyone who went through the Nuclear, Biological, Chemical warfare training during U.S. Army basic training during the Cold War knows quite a bit more about handling infectious diseases than does this “Ebola Czar”. Who is this man? His name is Ron Klain and we shall review his rather qualifying credentials below.

Ron Klain has no medical background whatsoever. He’s a lawyer and a lobbyist with some very telling ties to a certain business. Nevertheless, he has been crowned as the “Ebola Czar” in order to coordinate the entire federal response to the Ebola outbreak in the United States. Obama said, “It makes sense for us to have one person…so after this initial surge of activity, we can have a more regular process just to make sure that we’re crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s going forward.” Wow, who knew that defeating a virus revolved around proper penmanship! I’m already impressed! So, the strategy is actually one unskilled person directing all the people who have already demonstrated their own incompetence. Klain is much-beloved in the White House as a good manager who has “excellent relationships” with the Obama Administration. That goes without saying, for that is how he got the job, after all. Further along, he supervised allocation of funds in the stimulus act, meaning he is very good at spending the money of the American people without actually accomplishing anything. (And is Ebola a “stimulus” project, perhaps?) He was a former chief-of-staff to Vice President Joe Biden and also Vice President Al Gore. So, he has even deeper connections to both the Clinton Dynasty as well as the current Great Father. He also rode herd over the 2000 Gore vote recount in Florida. Ah, so he can go from searching for “hanging chads” to searching for microbes. I see how this works! He still has his magnifying glass, so he’s just the man for the job. He also clerked for the Supreme Court, so he’ll have some experience on how to sidestep the Constitution and do what the Great Father wants in disregard of it. Especially so since he was also Chief of Staff and Counsellor to Attorney General Janet Reno during the Clinton Dynasty. Yes, that Janet Reno, the one who presided over the Waco Massacre of the Branch Davidians. Remember that fact. But one of his most important qualifications is this: He was played by actor Kevin Spacey in the HBO movie “Recount”. Aha! I knew celebrity status had to come into this somewhere. Klain has probably already finished the forward for his book “Ebola Czar: How I Singlehandedly Saved America And Didn’t Spill My Latte Doing It”. They can make another movie from it and various actors will engage in slap-fests over who gets to play Klain. But it gets better, folks.

Klain was the dude who backed President Obama’s play of a $535 million dollar loan for the Solyndra solar fiasco. Even though there were concerns about Obama putting in an appearance at Solyndra once its viability as a company was called into question, Klain approved the visit. Klain said of it, “The reality is that if the President of the United States visited 10 such places over the next 10 months, probably a few will be belly-up by election day 2012.”

So, what he truly has experience in doing is spinning obvious disasters and waving off the serious mistakes of the Obama Administration. Think of it this way: “The reality is that if the President of the United States visited 10 American cities over the next 10 days and says their medical resources are up to snuff and kisses the staff, probably a few will be undergoing full-blown Ebola epidemics by election day 2016.” But wait! There’s more!

Klain is also President of Case Holdings and General Counsel of Revolution LLC, which is an investment group. Now, I did a little digging on Revolution LLC and discovered that one of their companies is called Extend Health. Who are they? They’re a Medicare insurance private exchange juggler. They say of themselves that they help people find the right Medicare plan and coverage and then enrol in it. So, evidently, this probably has some ties with Obamacare someplace. Another company that Revolution holds is called FedBid, an online marketplace for federal, state, and local government buyers where they can purchase, guess what? Medical supplies, lab equipment, communications devices, hazardous waste containers, hazmat suits, hospital beds, sanitation and janitorial supplies, heavy equipment, pharmaceuticals, medical diagnostic test kits, emergency medical personnel contractors, office equipment, IT hardware/software, and facilities. All the stuff you need to set up an “Ebola Task Force” and equip those CDC “SWAT teams”, as well as the military. Among the buyers who use FedBid are the DOD, the U.S. Army, Dept. of Health and Human Service, and the Dept. of Homeland Security. What FedBid basically does is set up a place where businesses and contractors can connect with federal government agency buyers. Does this not seem a bit suspicious to any of you folks out there? Suddenly, a guy with ties to a company that connects sellers of things such as medical supplies and lab equipment with government agency buyers is made the “Ebola Czar” in charge of the whole shebang. What’s more, Klain reports to White House homeland security advisor Lisa Monaco and national security advisor Susan Rice. Homeland Security is one of FedBid’s buyers, as is the military. The no-bid contracts will soon be here.

Now the holding company of Revolution LLC is Case Holdings, set up by Steve Case and Klain is the president of Case Holdings. Case Holdings set up Revolution LLC, which Klain is high up in as well, in order to invest in businesses and industries that were, so is said of them, being “disrupted” for one reason or another. One of their aims is to invest in people and ideas that can “change the world”, as they say. Ron Klain is not the only tie from these entities with the Obama Administration. Steve Case, a fellow Punahou School graduate like Obama, has interesting ties to the Administration. He’s on the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Further along, Klain’s wife is Monica Medina, a fairly well-known environmental activist. She is now special assistant to the Secretary of Defense. Her qualifications on that? Because she fulfilled a ROTC obligation as a legal advisor to the secretary of the army. So she has connections to the Obama Administration as well. After all, as I said before, this is all a family affair (and family-owned business) now!

Folks, this is deja vu all over again. This administration is using this crisis to profit from it and, quite possibly, award no-bid contracts to their friends. As I said in my previous article on Ebola, I thought this all smelled fishy. And that if there is one thing the Great Father can be counted on to do in a crisis, it is to play politics with it. But now enter into the equation the possibility of profiting from it also. I now deeply suspect the CDC bungling in Dallas was intentional, not mere incompetence. They are manufacturing a crisis in order to not only build more government agencies with potentially unlimited power, but also so that certain corporations in bed with them can profit from it. I said in my very first article on Ebola that it looked like the Great Father was up to his old tricks again and handing out smallpox-infected blankets and, sure enough, he is. Bring into this the thousands of American troops the Great Father has ordered to West Africa. Add in the fact that the Great Father has now called up the National Guard and Reserves, not to help Americans, but to go over to West Africa. Without a doubt, they’re not going to have all the specialized equipment and supplies needed to deal with Ebola. They’re all going to need those supplies and guess where they’ll probably be told to acquire them? FedBid, most certainly, upon the orders of Ron Klain who is the “Ebola Czar”. He has ultimate control over the whole handling of the crisis since he is the one person given the power to coordinate the entire federal response. Guess what? The military is part of that federal response. The Dallas Ebola Crisis is 9/11 again and now the federal response is the Iraq War reformatted with all the same no-bid contracts and profiteering. They let this happen. They used the Dallas health care staff as pawns.

What’s more, I wonder if Revolution LLC’s ties to the healthcare industry and Medicare might be one more piece of this puzzle. Perhaps they’ll be contracted to provide the mass vaccinations of the American people against Ebola. And provide some Obamacare-esque health care plan specifically against Ebola that everyone will be forced to buy under the aegis of national security or perhaps a new “anti-Ebola” law passed like the Patriot Act. A vaccine? Well, did you see the photo of “Clipboard Man” who stood there as they loaded one of the Ebola-stricken nurses into the medical transport aircraft? Everyone is in BSL-4 hazmat suits except him. Why? Perhaps because he was vaccinated? Why else would he be so confident? We only have the word of those involved as to the identity of this man. I could be wrong and I hope that I am, but the money trail is starting to become so clear that anyone should be able to follow it.

We’re being had again here, folks, but this time it’s much more deadly. Why is the federal government keeping air traffic open to West Africa? Why are troops being sent there when they are actually needed here to secure our border? Why is CDC bungling over and over again? Why are Americans exposed to Ebola here forbidden from travel but persons from West Africa who were certainly exposed allowed to travel here? None of this makes any sense whatsoever unless this is intentional. Why would it be intentional? The government is seeking more power, seeking to expand itself with more federal agencies that answer to no one and have unlimited power, and certain corporations can profit greatly without any real market existing save for one the government has created. Ebola is, indeed, a “shovel-ready” stimulus project. Let us hope that “shovel-ready” doesn’t entail mass graves because this manufactured crisis, like the Iraq War, blows up in their faces. If you like your grave, you can keep it…


Link:
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/10/jack-perry/the-great-fathers-ebola-solution/

Destroying the arguments for imperialism...

Justifications for U.S. imperialism

By Walter E. Block


There are numerous arguments offered in support of U.S. imperialistic policy. It is not for nothing that America has about 1000 military bases in some 160 foreign countries. These justifications, although all of them specious, must have at least some significant power.

Democracy

One case in favor of foreign interventionism is that the North American colossus must “export democracy” to the backward nations of the world. The difficulty with this is that soldiers are stationed in many nations that are fully democratic. Another awkwardness is U.S. policy toward Egypt. The Al Sisi regime overthrew democratically elected Mohamed Morsi. Did the U.S. sever all relations with Egypt; at least stop all foreign aid to it in protest? To ask this is to answer it. Of course not. So, democracy is merely a veneer for U.S. action. And, a good thing too, since Hitler (the real one, not any near eastern pretender) rose to power not through a coup de etat, but via a thoroughly democratic process. Also putting the kibosh on this argument is Hans Hoppe’s magnificent book, Democracy – The God That Failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order. Read that and weep, all those of you who support the U.S. military prancing all over the globe to bring democracy to the heathen.

Remember the hanging chads in the Florida? How would people in the U.S. like it if battalions from Albania, Argentina or Australia invaded our country in order to repair our pitifully low level of democracy? Not too well, but the powers that be in this country do not cotton to us placing ourselves in the moccasins of others, particularly those of foreigners.

World’s policeman

Another defense of U.S. imperialism is that this country must be the policeman of the world. If it could be a good cop, then, perhaps, just maybe, there might be some reason to support this (at least for non-libertarians who do not oppose such busy-body behavior on principle). But, a tiny peek at the record would show this country instead taking on the role of Inspector Clouseau. Consider: the moderate Arab forces, the ones the U.S. is supporting, based on credible claims sold a person to ISIS for beheading for $50,000. ISIS is surging in its war with the pesh merga based on U.S. weapons it stole, bought, commandeered from, these self same “moderates.” The U.S. is the bitter enemy of Iran and Bashar Assad of Syria, and yet, who is fighting ISIS, the “Hitler du jour?” Yes, Iran and Syria. The U.S. drug policy has also undermined countries from Mexico all the way down to South America. There, drug gangs fight government military forces (ok, ok, also gangs) on almost even terms. And then there is the U.S. “protection” of nations such as Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq that have seen tens of thousands of innocents perish. With “protection” like this, the client states of the U.S. would almost be better off with its enmity.

Self-defense

Does anyone remember 9/11? Or the numerous occasions when the Drug Enforcement Agency invaded the wrong home and killed innocent children? How would people in the U.S. like it if regiments from Brazil, Burundi or Botswana invaded our country in order to protect us from this sort of abuse? Not too well, but the powers that be in this country do not cotton to us placing ourselves in the moccasins of others, particularly those of foreigners.

The U.S. military pokes its snout into hornets’ nests all around the planet. And then our chattering classes are shocked, shocked, when some of those insects come here to bite us. Ron Paul spoke truly to Rudy Giuliani when he called this “blowback.” They are here because we were there, spoke Congressman Paul to a befuddled ex Mayor of New York City. No truer words were ever said.

U.S. interests

Then there is the claim that U.S. must place “boots on the ground” all around the world based on American “interests.” What does this mean? If domestic businessmen locate in foreign countries, and are mistreated, then the government of this country must step in to “protect our vital foreign interests” abroad.

Sometimes, this is couched in terms of oil. We need oil do we not? Of course we do. Therefore, when our oil companies go to foreign lands, U.S. armies must follow them, lest they come to any harm.

One problem with this is that there is no earthly reason to send troops abroad merely to ensure imports. Switzerland also imports oil. It does no such thing. Rather, it depends upon the self-interest of the oil exporters. Even apart from developing domestic oil, or importing it from a country such as Canada there is no case whatsoever to meddle in the affairs of other nations just to ensure oil availability. How many free market economists does it take to change a light-bulb? None, they leave it to market forces. How many soldiers does it take to ensure imports? None. This, too, can safely be left to market forces.

Another difficulty is that this argument in behalf of imperialism is impossible to generalize. If it is justified for U.S. troops to follow American businessmen to foreign lands lest they be mistreated, why does not the same apply the other way around? That is, suppose an entrepreneur from Cuba, or China or Chad set up a company in one of our 50 states, and armies from those nations entered our country on the ground that our judicial system might be unfair to them. How would public opinion in this country react to such goings on? Not too well, but the powers that be in this country do not cotton to us placing ourselves in the moccasins of others, particularly those of foreigners.

The problem here is one of overlapping sovereignties. National governments, not to put too fine a point on the matter, are like scorpions. Leave each of them alone on its own patch, and relative peace prevails. But put two of them in a bottle and shake it up, and what do you get? Mayhem, that is what. Similarly, if each scorpion-government tended to its own garden, and contented itself with exploiting its own citizens, then, at least, there would be a vast reduction in international war. But, let one of these scorpion-governments (I’m growing fond of this phrase) claim sovereign power in the territory of the other and the result is pandemonium.

No, the only sane policy is for each nation, up to and including the “home of the free, land of the brave” to tell its nationals something along the following lines: “Lookit, the world is a dangerous place. We, the government of the U.S. have sovereignty only over our own country. If you go elsewhere, say, to Denmark, or Dubai, or Dominican Republic, whether as a tourist or an investor or a businessman, you go at your own risk. We can only protect you on our own soil. Once you go abroad, you throw yourself at the mercy of whatever rules and regulations they have over there, and however they administer their legal system. Similarly, when people from other nations come over here, they place themselves under our rule, for better or worse.

Would be that every country followed such policies. If so, there would certainly be far less strife in the world.

P.S. Memo to the U.S. government: Suppose a tourist from Ecuador, El Salvador or Ethiopia took a vacation in the U.S. or a businessman set up a grocery here. If they were to follow policy blazed by the U.S., the armies from these countries would follow. How would we like them apples? Not too well, but the powers that be in this country do not cotton to us placing ourselves in the moccasins of others, particularly those of foreigners.


Link:
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/10/walter-e-block/the-justifications-for-us-imperialism/

It's possible...

Where The Battle Against Ebola Could Be Going

By Bill Sardi


Ebola has now spread outside of a hospital.

Ebola is now suspected on a cruise ship.

CNN reports that a nurse who traveled on an air flight may have contaminated passengers on a plane exposing another 800 flyers to Ebola.

Children in a public school have been sent home due to suspected Ebola virus.

The incubation time for symptoms to occur from Ebola virus is 4-21 days.

These exposed subjects should theoretically be quarantined for that period of time. They have secondarily exposed others.

What will be found is that some subjects exhibit Ebola virus in blood samples.

Recent evidence suggests well-nourished individuals will simply develop antibodies and no symptoms or mild symptoms (transient fever) and fatigue. In one published study in Africa about 7 out of 10 exposed to Ebola developed antibodies without a vaccine.

Immune compromised individuals (smokers, drinkers, diabetics, others) may be at greater risk for developing full-blown life-threatening Ebola. Treatment with acetaminophen (Tylenol) and antibiotics deplete the body of vitamin C, resulting in greater mortality.

What could happen is that a school nurse might suspect Ebola virus in a student with a fever and the school could be placed on a quarantine lock-down. Homeland Security would be summoned to construct tents and the children kept from their parents for 3 weeks. Then the children would only be released if they receive an unproven vaccine and their parents would not be allowed to take their children home without submitting to vaccination. The outcry from fearful parents against those parents who refuse vaccination will be deafening. Those who refuse vaccination may be forced into Homeland Security camps already established across the country. Marshal law will be demanded by the ignorant. Politicians will attempt to take credit for saving the people.

It is possible that any unproven vaccine could produce vaccine-induced disease. Vaccine induced polio is now the leading cause of polio in Africa.


Link:
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/10/bill-sardi/where-the-battle-against-ebola-could-be-going/

Friday, October 17, 2014

"Mandated charity is the foundation of the entire modern-day welfare state, a way of life in which people are forced to care for others, whether they want to or not."

Mandated Charity Is Evil, Immoral, and Destructive
by Jacob G. Hornber
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For the life of me, I just can’t understand why conservatives and liberals (i.e., progressives) favor mandated charity. With the exception of foreign interventionism, public schooling, and the drug war, it is difficult to conceive of anything more immoral and destructive than coerced charity.

At local grocery stores here in Virginia, the cashier sometimes asks customers, “Would you like to donate a dollar to xyz cause?” Some customers say yes and others say no. That’s what genuine freedom is all about — the right to say either yes or no response to a request for a donation.

Conservatives and liberals hate that. For them, the fact that some people say “no” is proof positive of the need for government to force everyone to care for others. They love laws that take freedom of choice away from people and force them to do the “right” thing.

Mandated charity is the foundation of the entire modern-day welfare state, a way of life in which people are forced to care for others, whether they want to or not.

The crown jewel of the welfare state is Social Security, a socialistic program that originated in Germany and became part of America’s governmental system more than 100 years after the Constitution brought the federal government into existence. Like other socialistic programs, Social Security forcibly extracts money from young people’s income in order to give it to others.

The same is true with Medicare, Medicaid, farm subsidies, education grants, foreign aid to dictators, and every other welfare-state program. It’s all based on coerced charity—the notion that it is the role of government to force people to be good and caring.

How do conservatives and liberals reconcile their belief in mandated charity with the principles of a free society? They say that since mandated-charity laws are democratically enacted by Congress and signed into law by the president, they are morally legitimate under the concept of democracy.

But doesn’t that reasoning abrogate the concept of fundamental, natural, God-given rights that are beyond the reach of the majority? If a duly enacted law required everyone to go to church on Sunday, we wouldn’t say that such a law was consistent with a free society.

The problem is that while conservatives believe in religious liberty, they don’t believe in economic liberty, which encompasses the right of people to do whatever they want with their own money.

How are people’s charitable decisions any different, in principle, from their religious decisions? If a person is free to decide whether to go to church or not, why shouldn’t he be free to decide whether to donate to charity or not?

Mandated charity has done untold damage to the moral fiber of the American people, causing all to many of them to honestly believe that they and the nation could never survive without the dole. How many times have we heard such things as, “I could never make it without Social Security and Medicare”? Or “I would have never gotten an education if it hadn’t been for federal assistance”? Or “No one except me would help the poor if the government was forcing people to do so”?

It’s that mindset of governmental dependency that the welfare state has inculcated into the American people. In the process, the traits that characterized our American ancestors, such as can-do, self-reliance, and independence, have fallen by the wayside.

With their embrace of mandated charity, conservatives and liberals have led out nation down the wrong road — the road to moral debauchery, envy, covetousness, looting, plunder, dependency, economic chaos, and financial crises.

There is but one solution: a complete separation of charity and the state, a way of life in which the government would be prohibited from mandating charity and in which people would be free to make charitable decisions for themselves.


Link:
http://fff.org/2014/10/17/mandated-charity-is-evil-immoral-and-destructive/

"The overwhelming majority of governments around the world have refused to force medicate the population with fluoride..."

Feds: Blacks Suffer Most From Fluoride, Fluoridate Anyway
Written by Alex Newman


The federal government has known for five decades that blacks were even more susceptible than whites to serious damage from fluoride added to water supplies, but it urged local governments to fluoridate the population anyway, according to newly released documents. In addition to knowingly inflicting major dental problems known as “fluorosis” on whites and especially blacks through the controversial forced mass-medication scheme, federal health officials never even bothered to inform blacks about the risks. Despite the mounting scientific evidence of harm and the ethical concerns surrounding the involuntary medical treatment, authorities across the United States continue fluoridating public water supplies.

The recently uncovered documents, obtained using Freedom of Information (FOIA) Act requests by the anti-fluoridation group Fluoride Action Network (FAN), reveal that the U.S. Public Health Service fully understood the consequences of its actions. The tale begins in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1945, when authorities there began a massive involuntary medical experiment by adding the controversial chemical to the water supply. The theory was that fluoride, now labeled a “neurotoxin” by perhaps the world’s most prestigious medical journal and myriad experts, might reduce cavities.

The results of the experiment, which for the first time focused on the chemical’s effects on the black community, revealed that blacks were far more susceptible to dental fluorosis than whites. Indeed, an internal 1962 memorandum from Public Health Service official F.J. Maier, “sanitary engineer director” with the “Division of Dental Public Health and Resources,” stated that “negroes in Grand Rapids had twice as much fluorosis than others.” The condition, which is caused by fluoride consumption, produces a wide range of problems. In moderate to severe cases, it damages tooth enamel to such an extent that teeth can literally fall apart.

In the memo, Maier expressed concerns over “opponents” of forcible fluoridation using the data to fight back against the mass-medication plot then under way across much of the nation. He also asked whether the explosive findings about fluoride’s effects on blacks would change the “optimum fluoride levels” for communities “with a larger number of negroes” such as DeKalb County in Georgia. Despite being aware of the damage, no changes were made, and officials never took steps to educate black Americans about their increased risks of dental fluorosis, FAN said in a statement.

Today, dental fluorosis has reached unprecedented levels among all Americans — with blacks continuing to suffer the most. According to another set of recently released documents obtained using FOIA, well over one third of white children in America were diagnosed with the condition in a 1999-2004 national survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By contrast, a shocking 58 percent of black children in the United States suffered from dental fluorosis in that period, according to the CDC survey.

In an internal e-mail to officials at the Department of Health and Human Services, J. Nadine Gracia with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health told colleagues that former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young was working with Georgia lawmakers to repeal the state’s mandatory mass-medication program fluoridating public water. In letters to legislators, Young noted that “African Americans are disproportionately affected by dental fluorosis and have a greater burden due to higher rates of kidney disease and diabetes (concern about the impact of fluoride and kidney function),” Gracia explained, citing a news clip.

Though big portions of the e-mail were blacked out, what remained was still revealing. “Per CDC data, blacks did have higher levels of dental fluorosis than whites (58% vs 36%) based on 1999-2004 NHANES [National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey] data,” she said, claiming most of the cases were so-called mild. “In a 2005 MMWR [Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report], CDC acknowledged this difference and stated that it is unclear why it exists and that further research is needed.”

In other words, Americans are being subjected to a giant experiment and those responsible for the disproportionate damage to the black community do not even understand what is causing it — yet those same officials insist that the experiment must continue under the guise of stopping cavities. “On a positive note, CDC data also show that in 1986-1987 blacks had more untreated tooth decay,” Gracia added. It was not immediately clear what was “positive” about that.

According to FAN, which first highlighted the documents outlining the disproportionate damage to blacks, when the federal government initially endorsed involuntary mass-medication of the public with fluoride in 1950, the “safe level” based on those findings has now been wildly exceeded. One study cited by the group from Augusta, Georgia, found that 17 percent of black children suffered from moderate to severe fluorosis. The pain, suffering, and financial costs associated with the epidemic are impossible to calculate.

As evidence of harm continues to grow, minority leaders have started lashing out at fluoridation. “The Hispanic community is no longer going to be silent on this issue,” said League of United Latin American Citizens Texas Chairman Henry Rodriguez after the national organization passed a resolution blasting forced medication and the disproportionate harm unleashed on minorities by fluoride. Water fluoridation, he added, “is about forcing us to be medicated through our drinking water without our consent or full disclosure of the risks.”

Numerous black community leaders, including two of Martin Luther King’s relatives as well as chapters of the NAACP, have also condemned water fluoridation. Black pastors have been speaking out in growing numbers, too. “Fluoridation takes away people’s choice — many people can’t afford unfluoridated bottled water or a home water fluoride removal system,” explained Rev. William Owens, president of the Coalition of African American Pastors, in a letter also citing the damage to public health among blacks.

Attorney Michael Connett, who led the FAN team that uncovered the explosive federal documents, is sounding the alarm about the controversial practice as well. “The epidemic of fluorosis now seen in the black community is the visible legacy of the government's failure to act on what it knew,” he explained in a statement about the revelations. “Dental fluorosis is only the most obvious effect of fluoride, because you can see it.”

Indeed, dental fluorosis may actually be the least of your worries when it comes to the dangerous effects of fluoride, according to numerous scientific studies. An especially devastating blow to pro-fluoridation forces came in 2012, when Harvard researchers published an explosive peer-reviewed study in a U.S. government science journal suggesting that children exposed to the chemical suffered dramatic decreases in IQ.

“The children in high fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ than those who lived in low fluoride areas,” noted the Harvard research scientists about the results of their study, echoing claims by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that there is substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity associated with the chemical. “The results support the possibility of an adverse effect of high fluoride exposure on children’s neurodevelopment.”

Particularly at risk, the authors said, were pre-born children, who the researchers noted could suffer permanent harm from the neurotoxic chemical. “Fluoride readily crosses the placenta,” they observed. “Fluoride exposure to the developing brain, which is much more susceptible to injury caused by toxicants than is the mature brain, may possibly lead to damage of a permanent nature.”

Many experts now say the chemical ought to be classified with other extremely dangerous substances. “Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain,” noted senior study author Philippe Grandjean, a professor of environmental health at Harvard. “The effect of each toxicant may seem small, but the combined damage on a population scale can be serious, especially because the brain power of the next generation is crucial to all of us.”

More recently, echoing the recent findings of the Harvard study, The Lancet, one of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, also classified the chemical as a harmful neurotoxin. “Our very great concern is that children worldwide are being exposed to unrecognized toxic chemicals that are silently eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviors, truncating future achievements and damaging societies, perhaps most seriously in developing countries,” explained the authors, citing fluoride as one of about a dozen dangerous “developmental neurotoxicants” that should be addressed.

With federal officials now openly discussing the possibility of vaccinating the entire country for Ebola, Americans would be wise to consider the damage that the CDC and other unconstitutional “health” agencies have already unleashed on the public. The overwhelming majority of governments around the world have refused to force medicate the population with fluoride; and Israel, one of the few that did, recently banned water fluoridation. While the decision to fluoridate water supplies is typically made by local governments in America, ending unconstitutional federal meddling in the process would be a good start.


Link:
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/health-care/item/19317-feds-blacks-suffer-most-from-fluoride-fluoridate-anyway

CDC lies...

You won’t believe the CDC told this lie
by Jon Rappoport


Quick background to set the stage:

In October of 2009, Sharyl Attkisson, writing for CBS News, exposed the fact that the CDC had stopped counting Swine Flu cases in the US. The real reason?

The overwhelming number of blood samples from the most likely Swine Flu patients, sent to labs, were coming back negative for the H1N1 (Swine Flu) virus, or any flu virus.

This was a killer. It left the CDC completely exposed. They were claiming there were tens of thousands Swine Flu cases in America. But the lab tests were revealing how preposterous that lie was.

Okay. An hour ago, I found a page on the CDC website labeled “H1N1 Flu.” The article posted there is: “CDC Estimates of 2009 H1N1 [Swine Flu] Influenza Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths in the US.”

(http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/estimates_2009_h1n1.htm)

Here is a quote. Buckle up:

“During the pandemic, CDC provided estimates of the numbers of 2009 H1N1 cases, hospitalizations and deaths on seven different occasions. Final estimates were published in 2011. These final estimates were that from April 12, 2009 to April 10, 2010 approximately 60.8 million cases (range: 43.3-89.3 million), 274,304 hospitalizations (195,086-402,719), and 12,469 deaths (8868-18,306) occurred in the United States due to pH1N1.”

SIXTY MILLION cases of Swine Flu in America.

One out of every five people in the US had Swine Flu.

Sixty million.

This lie takes the cake.

“Well, they caught us lying about tens of thousands of Swine Flu cases. All the tests came back negative. So what do we do?”

“Only one thing we can do. Tell a lie so huge it’ll paralyze the mind. People buy the biggest lies, right?”

Right now, the CDC is saying: there was a sudden acceleration of death in West Africa, beyond anything caused by endemic grinding poverty, severe malnutrition, starvation, a decade-long war, lack of basic sanitation, industrial pollution, toxic vaccine campaigns.

Right now, the CDC is saying this outbreak is caused by something called the Ebola virus.

Right now, the CDC is saying the tests used to diagnose Ebola are very accurate.

Feel free to believe the CDC.

Because you have faith. Because they must be right.


Link:
http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/you-wont-believe-the-cdc-told-this-lie/

The thought police are going after Amazon.com...

Amazon.com Targeted by Censors

Thought police “gatekeeper mafia” pushing book-selling behemoth to censor content.

By Victor Thorn —


Amazon, the billion-dollar online bookseller, stands as a test case in regard to whether free expression or Orwellian suppression will reign supreme in America. Currently, nearly every type of book is available on Amazon. Only graphic pornography is banned. But certain forces are working tirelessly in an attempt to curtail free access to certain types of political and historical writings found on the retail giant’s website.

On September 30, this reporter reached out to Michael A. Hoffman, II, author of the book Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare, among dozens of other works, to talk about the war for free speech that is currently being waged.

“A campaign is being waged in the New York media to interdict in Amazon’s so-called monopoly over online publishing,” said Hoffman. “These grand poobahs are hysterically denouncing Amazon so that they won’t stock books by revisionist historians. One of these elitists, superstar literary agent Andrew Wylie, commented to The New York Times on September 29, ‘If Amazon is not stopped, we’re facing the end of literary culture in America.’ ”

Their motive, as Hoffman determined, is obvious: “This self-appointed avant-garde sees Amazon as a Neanderthal because of their libertarian values. I surmise that the ADL [Anti-Defamation League] and Zionist lobby are involved in the bowels of this movement, and wouldn’t be surprised if they filed an antitrust lawsuit to shame Amazon owner Jeff Bezos into operating in line with the typical Zionist bias.”

On the subject of multi-billionaire Bezos, Hoffman commented, “Although I don’t have any particular faith in Bezos’s future actions, at the moment he’s made every imaginable conspiracy book available on his website. Amazon represents the ‘new media’ that’s opposing ‘old media’ New York mafia gatekeepers. Bezos has opened the doors to a gigantic publishing venture, and that’s why so many people hate him.”

Read more at: http://americanfreepress.net/?p=20132#sthash.8n3qex41.dpuf

There's nothing like the free market...

Regulators Can't Regulate – But the Market Can
By Veronique de Rugy


Many people simply take it for granted that government regulation achieves its intended ends. National political debates often reflect this: Doe-eyed Democrats position themselves as the forthright champions of the little guy, selflessly tying unscrupulous businessmen to the mighty yoke of the regulatory state. On the other side, smooth, corporate Republicans appeal to our inner entrepreneurs, decrying the lost productivity and forgone trickled-down growth that would torture our nation’s shackled conglomerates under the proposed new round of regulations.

Whether you’re pro-regulation or anti-regulation in America depends more on affiliation than reality. For better or worse, the truth is more insidious; regulators are often captured by the industry they regulate at the expense of everyone else.

Consider the recent revelation that the regulators at the Federal Reserve in New York were cozying up with one of the nation’s biggest financial institutions it was supposed to oversee. Secret recordings made by Carmen Segarra, a bank examiner for the Fed in New York—parked at Goldman Sachs—exposes the degree to which Fed regulators were actually failing the taxpayers they allegedly protect against the “too big to fail” corporations that the government created. For instance, in the recording, one can hear Fed officials explain how they suspect a Goldman deal with Banco Santander to be “legal but shady”—and then fail to challenge the firm. One can even hear both the regulators and Goldman executives acknowledge that the deal should have required Fed approval.

But then the regulators cave to the firm’s opinion that it is above the rules. This is not a unique event, Segarra reports. In fact, according to her, it was common belief among Goldman employees that, depending on the client, they could choose which consumer rules to follow—or not follow—without any fear of consequences from the Fed.

No matter how infuriating this is, it is neither a unique case nor a new phenomenon. In fact, for over 40 years we have known that the romanticized “protection of the public” theory of regulation doesn’t hold water. And yet, it is still so prominent today.

In his seminal 1971 article, “The Theory of Economic Regulation,” (PDF) Chicago School economist George Stigler let America in on Washington’s dirty little secret: Regulations can be a capitalist’s best friend. He pointed out that industries with sufficient resources and political power have a huge incentive to exploit the state’s coercive power for their own ends. What might look like a regulation for the public interest from the outside is often little more than “regulatory capture” by corporate interests...


Read more:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/16/the-best-regulator-that-s-easy-it-s-the-market.html

Thursday, October 16, 2014

" The government can’t deliver the mail, pave potholes, balance the budget, fairly collect taxes, protect us from Ebola, even tell the truth. Who would trust it with personal freedoms?"

The Government and Freedom

By Andrew P. Napolitano


Earlier this week, FBI Director James Comey gave an interview to “60 Minutes” during which he revealed a flawed understanding of personal freedom. He rightly distinguished what FBI agents do in their investigations of federal crimes from what the NSA does in its intelligence gathering, when the two federal agencies are looking for non-public data.

The FBI requires, Comey correctly asserted, articulable suspicion to commence an investigation and probable cause to obtain a search warrant. It does this because its agents have sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution, and their failure to comply with that oath may very well render the evidence obtained by unconstitutional means useless in court.

The NSA, as we know, makes no pretense about presenting probable cause to a judge. Rather, it asks a judge on a secret court (so secret that the judges themselves are kept from the court’s files) for general warrants. A warrant based on probable cause must specifically describe the place to be searched and the person or thing to be seized. General warrants, which the Constitution prohibits, permit the bearer to search wherever he wishes and seize whatever he finds.

British government agents and soldiers used general warrants issued by a secret court in London to invade the privacy of the colonists. The British also used another tool now prohibited by the Constitution — called writs of assistance — which permitted certain agents and soldiers to write their own search warrants and serve them upon the colonists. This was done, it was argued, because London was too far from America and the British claimed an urgent need to search colonial homes to determine whether the owners had paid the king’s taxes. The British use of general warrants and agent-written warrants became arguably the last straws that tipped colonial minds toward revolution.

Comey knows that if his agents get caught violating the Constitution, their searches will be fruitless. Yet, he conveniently failed to reveal in his interview that under the Patriot Act, his agents can and do write their own search warrants — just as British agents and soldiers did. The Patriot Act calls these warrants by the euphemism “national security letters.”

A national security letter is a search warrant in which one federal agent authorizes another federal agent to search for and retrieve data held by third parties. The list of third parties that can be subjected to an agent-written search warrant includes virtually all entities required by law to keep records, such as telephone providers, banks, lawyers, physicians, hospitals, supermarkets, utility companies, credit card companies and computer service providers; the list is nearly endless. Five federal judges have held this section of the Patriot Act to be a violation of the Fourth Amendment (which provides that only judges may issue search warrants) and thus unconstitutional.

The Patriot Act also prohibits the recipient of an agent-written search warrant from telling anyone about it — that includes a lawyer in confidence, a priest in confession, a spouse in the home, even a judge in open court. It is this section of the Patriot Act that is being challenged by Twitter and Google in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California.

Twitter and Google have apparently received many of these unconstitutional agent-written warrants, and they want their customers to know what the government is doing. Two federal judges already have found this section of the Patriot Act to be violative of the First Amendment (“Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.”) and thus unconstitutional.

The Patriot Act is the most unconstitutional legislation since the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, which proscribed speech critical of the government; yet the FBI loves it. Its premise is that in dangerous times, if we surrender our freedoms to the government, the government will keep us safe until the danger passes. This is a flawed argument.

The Declaration of Independence recognizes the continuous possession of personal freedoms (“endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights”), and thus they cannot be stolen by a majority vote in Congress, but only surrendered by a personal, intentional, knowing choice. And history teaches that government does not return freedoms once stolen or surrendered. Without freedom, who will protect us from the government?

The government can’t deliver the mail, pave potholes, balance the budget, fairly collect taxes, protect us from Ebola, even tell the truth. Who would trust it with personal freedoms?

Since 2001, Comey’s agents have written more than half a million of their own search warrants, and their targets don’t even know what was done to them. He will argue that if the evidence from these agent-written warrants is not used in court, there is no harm to the unknowing victim, and hence no foul. Yet the Constitution was written to keep the government from interfering with our natural rights even when it does so in secret, because no government violation of inalienable rights is harmless.


Link:
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/10/andrew-p-napolitano/government-vs-freedom/

Everyone relax...

EBOLA VIRUS EPIDEMIC: Planned In Advance; Release Of Aerosolized Virus And Deaths Would Frighten Americans To Demand Use Of Unproven Vaccines And Drugs

By Bill Sardi


There is no ethical way to conduct a study of anti-Ebola virus vaccines and drugs in humans. You can’t intentionally inject individuals with a deadly virus and then give an inactive placebo pill to half of those who agree to participate as they do in most controlled human clinical studies. [Guardian UK Oct 10, 2014] An article published in Scientific American asked: “How do you test a human Ebola vaccine that works?” The answer: “You don’t.” [Scientific American Sept 17, 2004]

But what if the Ebola virus is spreading rapidly and killing hundreds or even thousands? The public would likely demand public health officials do something even if available vaccines and drugs are still unproven.

A manufactured outbreak of Ebola would force the issue. Something would have to be done. The public outcry for a cure would be deafening.

Was the unfolding Ebola epidemic contrived?

In a revealing report entitled “Ebola is in America – And, Finally, Within Range Of Big Pharma,” the London-based Guardian newspaper tells how the battle against Ebola was pre-planned. [Guardian UK Oct 4, 2014]

It appears an effort to drum up an Ebola virus crisis emanated from publication of a list of neglected diseases by the World Health Organization in 2012. With the publication of that list, 13 pharmaceutical companies teamed up with the World Health Organization and the Gates Foundation to control or eradicate ten diseases like tuberculosis, river blindness, sleeping sickness and Ebola.

The End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act [US Govt. Printing Office] introduced in Congress this year calls for the US to expand its disease-fighting activities to address international tropical diseases.

Investment houses are paying attention. “Ebola could be the issue that sends the whole thing snowballing. You are going to get more industry engagement. The signs were already positive after the London Declaration on neglected tropic diseases in 2012,” said a Deutsche Bank analyst. Commercial interests, not disease, are the driving force behind this epidemic.

That analyst also said: “To the extent that these diseases are starting to appear in the US, this will put the issue much more firmly on US companies’ radar.” Is this why the arrival of a single case of Ebola involving an airline traveler to the US is getting so much attention?

Once US citizens lives are threatened this will justify use of US funds to develop drugs and vaccines that poor countries can’t afford and also pawn the cost of human studies on the American public rather than pharmaceutical or vaccine makers. This will save billions of research and development dollars for the vaccine and drug companies.

And apparently both sides will profit. It is difficult to fathom that agencies purported to promote public health hold patents on varieties of deadly viruses like Ebola. [US Patent publication number US20120251502A1] One begins to wonder what business these public agencies are in – profiteering or health?

So the unprecedented Ebola virus outbreak occurs right on time, based upon questionable diagnostic tests to count up the numbers needed to gain world attention.

An article in Forbes Magazine says the Ebola epidemic has silenced critics of Big Pharma, especially “innovator” drug companies that have been criticized for using patents to produce over-priced drugs beyond the affordability of many countries with exotic tropical diseases.

Now, says the Forbes article, “with the tragic outbreak and ominous spread of the Ebola virus, the whole world seems to be knocking at the drug companies’ doors hoping they will devise some way to prevent or cure Ebola.” [Forbes.com Sept 11, 2014] But has the whole Ebola epidemic been contrived?

The next step is to involve the American public in the drama. [Guardian UK Oct 4, 2014] It’s beginning to sound more and more like the Ebola epidemic was pre-arranged.

Research into tropical diseases is chronically neglected, but the horror of it is the modern effort to quell this epidemic may be worse than the disease itself.

Is Ebola an aerosol weapon?

While public health authorities are saying only direct contact with the virus via body fluids serve as a vector to transmit Ebola from person to person, animal studies in the laboratory say otherwise. A published report says: “At the very least, the potential exists for aerosol transmission, given that virus is detected in bodily secretions, the pulmonary alveolar interstitial cells, and within lung spaces.” [Viruses Oct 15, 2012]

Unsurprisingly, Ebola virus and the whole class of filoviruses which includes the Marburg virus are characterized as potential bioweapons making the list of the CDC’s Category-A Bioterrorism Agents.

Ebola is described as being “relatively stable in aerosols” and can remain present on surfaces for extended periods of time. Tests were performed on monkeys to show that aerosolized Ebola, especially under low temperature and humid conditions, can result in increased body temperatures (a fever) beginning 4-5 days following initial exposure. This shocking report shows that infectious disease experts have already pre-tested Ebola as a bioweapon – and here is the key part of the report – “as a foundation for testing vaccines and therapeutics.”

The tests were conducted in 2012 by investigators at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Maryland [Viruses Oct 15, 2012] the very same bioweapons center where an engineered anthrax bacterium was genetically traced back to in the crisis following the 9-11 terrorist attacks. A similar test was performed by scientists at the same military bioweapons center in 1995. [International Journal Experimental Pathology Aug 1995]

It appears the heightened outbreak of Ebola in Central Africa actually emanated from cutbacks in public health funds directed toward control of the disease, not from the disease mutating into a more virulent form. [British Medical Journal Oct 2, 2014; Nature Oct 1, 2014] Was this pre-planned?

A shortage of doctors in regions of Central Africa has also been blamed on the spread of Ebola. [ZeroHedge.com]

Interestingly, two drug/vaccine makers developing therapeutic agents against the Ebola virus receive funding, not from the Centers For Disease Control, not from the National Institutes of Health, not from the World Health Organization, but from the US Department of Defense which has pre-tested Ebola in the animal lab as a terrorist bioweapon, not as a preventive vaccine. [CDC Aug 29, 2014]

Professor exposes the plot

In an outspoken article published in The Liberian Observer by Dr. Cyril Broderick, a former professor of plant pathology at the University of Liberia’s College of Agriculture, the pharmaceutical industry and the US Department of Defense are fingered as conspirators in a plot to intentionally spread Ebola to provoke public demand to use unproven vaccines and drug as rescue remedies.

Professor Broderick notes reports that the US Department of Defense funded Ebola trials on humans just prior to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone. In his letter addressed to all “world citizens,” Professor Broderick pleads for everyone to “please stand up to stop Ebola testing and the spread of this dastardly disease.” [Liberian Observer Sept 9, 2014]

Malnutrition as another cause

As millions of people around the world die of preventable infectious disease due to malnutrition (PLoS Medicine May 2007] public health authorities now focus their efforts on a single transmissible disease that kills an average about 40 people a year – the Ebola virus.

Stop the world – for Ebola

Inflating the priority of their own interests, over 40 public health officials and infectious disease specialists have written an open letter to European governments, locked up in a financial crisis of their own, to stop everything and “urge governments to mobilize all possible resources” in the control of “this horrific epidemic.” [The Lancet Oct 4, 2014]

Stopping Ebola has now become a worldwide priority even though it has been confined to Central and West Africa for decades. United Nations health officials describe it as “likely the greatest peacetime challenge the United Nations has ever faced.” [LA Times, Sept 18, 2014]

The discoverer of the Ebola virus, Peter Piot, says “In 1976 I discovered Ebola – now I fear an unimaginable tragedy.” [Guardian UK Oct 4, 2014]

For unexplained reasons this outbreak of the Ebola virus is said to be far greater than prior regional epidemics in 1976 (Sudan, Congo), 1995 (Congo), 2000 (Uganda) and 2007 (Uganda, Congo). [New York Times Oct 7, 2014] The current Ebola epidemic in Central and West Africa began in December of 2013.

Despite the fact that over the past 38 years since Ebola virus infection was first diagnosed less than 2000 have died from it over that time span, a report issued by National Public Radio says Ebola is currently growing by exponential numbers. [NPR Sept 18, 2014]

So why is Ebola virus being researched at all given its relatively low incidence? An article published in Canadian Medical Association Journal provides the answer: “Fears that Ebola could be turned into a bio-weapon. A spokesperson for one vaccine maker says: “Were there not a perceived need to protect against an Ebola outbreak being spread around the world as a bioterrorist weapon I don’t think anyone would be3 where we are now.” Another public health officer says: “If public health need was the absolute driver we would be absolutely nowhere because frankly not too many people were getting sick with Ebola.” [Canadian Medical Association Journal Oct 2, 2014]

Ironically, the only entity that has the technology and funding to develop a weaponized from of Ebola virus is the US biodefense conglomerate comprised of industry virologists and military bioweapons experts, not any rogue group of terrorists who are likely to kill themselves experimenting with such a deadly virus. The US has spent $79 billion on so-called biodefense since 2001. [Biosecurity Bioterrorism Sept 2013]

What happened to quarantine?

The lack of quarantine has been criticized widely. Why does it seem like public health officials are allowing travelers from Africa to travel without a health check? However, closing borders to quarantine large populations of people may not be practical says an article in Time Magazine. [Time Magazine Oct 6, 2014] Yet tried-and-true methods of walling-off Ebola via quarantine and confinement has worked at the Firestone rubber plantation in Liberia. [Wall Street Journal Oct 6, 2014] There’s no money in quarantine efforts.

Transmission of Infectious Disease During Air Travel

Getting back to the issue of airborne transmission: Tom Frieden, M.D., Director of Centers for Disease Control, said “at this point there is zero risk of transmission of Ebola on air flight. It does not spread from someone who doesn’t have fever or other symptoms.” [USA Today Oct 1, 2014] Thirty-eight years of Ebola virus says that statement is true. But maybe not if the deadly Ebola virus is being purposefully weaponized and instilled into an airplane cabin or airport by a terrorist. And maybe that terrorist isn’t wearing a towel on his head. The only organization with the knowledge of how to spread Ebola is the US Department of Defense.

The transmission of viruses during commercial air travel has been demonstrated to be a potential health threat. [The Lancet March 12, 2005]

Ebola can spread by aerosol transmission and also by direct contact with blood, mucus or other fluids from an infected person. Ebola can cause hemorrhagic fever. These viruses have long incubation periods, making infected passengers initially symptom-free and unaware that they are infected at the time of travel even though they can spread a disease by droplet transmission. These droplets are created by infected persons when they cough, sneeze or speak and the droplets are propelled up to 3 feet and deposited on a susceptible host’s eyes or mucous membranes. Other infectious diseases that can be transmitted during air flight: Tuberculosis, SARS, the common cold, influenza, meningococcal disease, measles, Salmonella, Cholera, smallpox, and others. So Ebola is not completely removed from the list of transmissible disease during air flight. It has been widely reported that 35 countries are one air flight away from Ebola-affected countries. [Quartz July 30, 2014]

A disturbing report describes a laboratory where Ebola-infected pigs were placed in a room with monkeys separated by a wire barrier from monkeys, yet the monkeys got sick even though there was no contact with blood, tears, sweat or other airborne vectors. [Scientific Reports Nov 2012]

Way back in 1999 in the Journal of Infectious Diseases researchers working for the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) reported on a scary outbreak of Ebola virus in the Congo. Some hospital visitors who did not come in contact with Ebola-infected patients came down with hemorrhagic fever. These researchers concluded that casual contacts might spawn future epidemics. [Journal Infectious Disease Feb 1999]

Another frightening report was published in 1992 showing that Ebola virus among lab animals (monkeys) spread to other animals despite discontinuation of all direct contact with other animals and handlers of animals developed antibodies to the virus, meaning it had spread to humans! [Lab Animal Science April 1992] This suggests the virus can escape from the animal lab to humans though it also suggests it did not emanate into full-blown hemorrhagic disease in animal handlers in a well-fed population (Virginia, USA).

Ebola: the comparable risk

The viral infection is said to be incurable because there are no proven drugs or vaccines for it and it has a high mortality rate, over 50%. [World Health Organization Sept 2014] So the fear factor associated with Ebola outranks the pervasiveness of other more prevalent diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria.

For comparison, a worldwide infectious disease threat like the flu has a mortality rate ranging from 9-20 per 100,000 in a well-nourished US population which includes pneumonia (data published 2013) which is a mortality rate of less than one-tenth of one percent. [Kaiser Family Foundation] That is why Ebola virus is so dreaded.

Americans have a 2000-times greater chance of developing malaria [CDC] and a 500-times greater risk from dying from tuberculosis [CDC 2013] than they do Ebola but a survey reveals 40% of Americans believe there will be a large outbreak of Ebola virus in the U.S. But that same news report says the fear of Ebola “is not even close to the actual reality” and that an individual’s chance of getting Ebola in the developed world are “virtually zero.” [NBC News Aug 26, 2014]

News media doubletalk

The news media actually dismisses itself for fomenting this unfounded fear. “Well, it might be our fault. Us, as in the news media” says a NBC report which quotes a risk communication expert to say the ongoing Ebola drama is “better than a zombie movie” with all of its mental pictures of blood pouring out of a hemorrhaging victim. The news media whips up the fear and then issues reports asking why is everyone so frightened. The news media is Big Pharma’s best friend.

Hey, in the news headline business it is well known “if it bleeds it leads.” Even on YouTube: “One drop of Ebola 12 million dead,” already viewed a half-million times online. [YouTube.com]

The news media revels in the hype knowing that fear of the spread of the disease attracts more readers and viewers which in turn further heightens the fear. The world is being drawn into a staged drama. Only this horror show is not make-believe like Halloween.

And now a CBS News report says there is a fear that some bio-terrorist is going to cross the southern border of the U.S. carrying a vial of Ebola virus [CBS News Oct 6, 2014] and no mention of the thousands of illegal immigrants crossing the border every day with tuberculosis, whooping cough and hepatitis and enrolling their kids in public schools. [American Association Physicians & Surgeons June 25, 2014]

The news media is Big Pharma’s best friend

Researchers further exacerbate these misplaced fears knowing research funds for human trials of vaccines and drugs will gain rapid approval and be fast-tracked. [The Economist Sept 13, 2014; New Scientist Sept 9, 2014]

The dead bodies piled high in Central Africa are for sure but most of these deaths are more likely the result of tuberculosis, malaria or Marburg virus.

Since the symptoms of Ebola and malaria are similar, it could be that many of the reported cases of Ebola are nothing more than malaria. In fact, among two patients placed in isolation in Washington DC-area hospitals, 1 had malaria.

As of October 1 the CDC had looked into 100 Ebola scares in 33 states and tested the blood of 15 possible Ebola patients and found only one patient who tested positive, the Liberian man who flew from Africa to Texas and was infected prior to his visit to the US. [WJLA-TV ABC News Affiliate Oct 4, 2014] He has now succumbed to the virus.

Misdiagnosis of Ebola

The confirmation of a diagnosis of Ebola is very specious.

The Centers For Disease Control publishes a list of diagnostic tests for Ebola. [CDC.gov] Definitive diagnosis rests on isolation of the virus by means of tissue culture in a lab dish or a sophisticated test known as reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay.

However, isolation of Ebola virus in tissue culture is a high-risk procedure that can be performed safely only in a few high-containment laboratories throughout the world. [MedScape]

Furthermore, reporter Jon Rappoport in his excellent interview of the inventor of the PCR test, Kary Mullis, quotes Mullis to say: “Quantitative PCR is an oxymoron.” [Jon Rappoport] PCR testing produces questionable diagnoses.

Diagnosis of this viral disease is also confirmed by indirect blood markers (elevated interleukin-6 or tumor necrosis factor – IL-6 and TNF) that are commonly elevated in other diseases as well. Malaria also increases IL-6 and TNF. [Malaria Journal Aug 16, 2014]

Meanwhile a company in Japan is said to have developed a quicker Ebola test that within 30 minutes will diagnose this deadly virus. [IBTimes.com Sept 2, 2014]

Why has Ebola spread outside its geographical center?

In 38 years since the discovery of the Ebola virus in Central Africa this disease has never escaped its equatorial geographic zone but we are now led to believe it has killed more inside of a year than the prior 3+ decades and has escaped from Africa via airline travel to become a global health threat.

Ebola is now being called an inevitable transcontinental pandemic based upon two cases (a nurse who cared for an Ebola patient in Spain and an infected man who flew from Africa to Texas), as if this never happened before. In 38 years no one with Ebola virus in their bloodstream has ever traveled by air to a foreign land? News reports now say Ebola will spread from West Africa to France and beyond within days. [Daily Mail UK Oct 5, 2014] This is absurd.

Experimental vaccines proven long ago

Effective Ebola vaccines are not new. Experimental vaccines were shown in 1980, 2000 and 2001 to be effective against Ebola virus in monkeys. [Lancet Dec 13, 1980; Nature Nov 30, 2000; Bulletin World Health Organization Nov 5, 2001] But just how do you prove them safe and effective in human trials?

The problem is that vaccines are a little bit of the disease itself. They may cause vaccine-induced disease since they contain a weakened form of Ebola virus or segment of the virus. Vaccination with an unproven vaccine could result in a horrific outbreak of deadly Ebola, worse than the Ebola virus in a given population. That is the risk posed by these vaccines.

For example, if you live in Africa the threat of polio from the polio vaccine is now greater than the polio virus in circulation. [Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report March 23, 2012; Weekly Epidemiological Record, WHO, Vol. 87, No. 38, 2012]

Oddly, over a decade ago an “extremely promising” experimental DNA Ebola virus vaccine was reportedly tested in humans using modified, inactivated genes. [New York Times Nov 19, 2003] This appears to be the same vaccine that was declared safe and effective in a human trial among healthy (non-infected) adults in 2006. [Clinical & Vaccine Immunology Nov 2006] The developer of that vaccine worked for the federal government’s Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health and a decade later accepted a position with a major pharmaceutical firm just about the same time the Big Pharma joined forces with the World Health Organization to tackle ten neglected tropical diseases. [ScienceMag.org Nov 15, 2012] This move reflects the revolving door between government and commercial enterprise.

Remember, efforts to quell the Ebola virus are to prevent just 40 deaths a year. It’s possible the vaccine could cause more disease and death than the natural disease. It’s more likely that efforts to improve nutrition and public hygiene would be more successful than mass vaccination. But don’t mention that to Wall Street that is banking on the stocks of vaccine makers to soar now. [The Motley Fool Oct 1, 2014]

Maybe you vaccinate and end up killing millions. Just like old drugs that have been found to work better than newer ones, maybe the newer vaccines are just versions of older serums being conjured up to develop patentable profits.

Natural immunity

Public health officials claim a person may have Ebola virus in their blood but it is only when it produces symptoms that it is contagious. [WebMD Oct 6, 2014] There is some truth to this as apparently some people have Ebola virus in their blood circulation but don’t develop symptoms.

In fact, since the year 2000 it has been reported that some people infected with the Ebola virus do not develop symptoms. [New York Times June 26, 2000] This means they have developed antibodies to ward off the disease or their immune system blunts the symptoms. So it cannot be said that humans do not develop natural immunity to Ebola.

A surprisingly high proportion of the population in the African country of Gabon appear to exhibit immunity from Ebola. There are healthy carriers of Ebola in Gabon. It is suspected that bats are a source of food for some Africans and may facilitate a low-dose exposure of Ebola to the immune system among people in Gabon. [Research Institute For Development Jan 2010] This means the human immune system is capable of warding off the disease even without a vaccine.

Nutraceuticals

It would be critically important for a successful trial of a drug or vaccine, forced onto the marketplace under the active threat of a pandemic, that no other alternatives be available. Plant-derived nutraceuticals have been proposed but remain untested. Nutraceuticals are inexpensive to produce and therefore can be used in developing countries. Natural remedies for Ebola have been mentioned. [Biotechnology Journal Oct 2013]

The dietary supplement industry jumps on the bandwagon to sell its nostrums saying its herbs and vitamins prevent or cure the disease (and they do) while public health authorities say natural remedies are unproven and to wait and let people needlessly die till drug and vaccine manufacturers come up with their own elixirs.

The Food & Drug Administration has been quick to warn consumers away from any natural remedies for Ebola. [FDA.gov] In response the dietary supplement industry cowers and responds to the FDA by saying it discourages use of dietary supplements for nutritional support in the face of Ebola virus when natural products are the only alternative in a health crisis such as this. [New Hope Oct 7, 2014]

There’s no vaccine. There’s no medicine. But good God, don’t dare try to use any natural remedies until we have some!

The illogic of the argument against natural remedies doesn’t hold. While it will be said that herbal remedies are unproven, what is being offered are existing or developmental drugs that will be used on an off-label or purely experimental basis. [PLoS One April 5, 2013; Wall St. Journal Oct 18, 2011]

Recognize, in a public health crisis there is no way public stockpiles of vaccines or antibiotics could possibly meet public demand. While public health authorities will likely warn the public away from natural remedies, they may be the only hope for the masses.

If there were a drug that worked to eradicate Ebola virus one should use it. However, there is no such drug or vaccine. It is a proven fact that malnutrition is linked to viral infections like Ebola. The typical seasonal shortage of food running from June through September in central Africa is a possible reason why the current Ebola virus outbreak has reached unprecedented levels. [Washington Post Sept 16, 2014]

In the midst of this Ebola outbreak public health authorities should be thinking “nutrition.” Instead they are thinking “vaccine deficiency,” “drug deficiency,” and how to raise the stock price of developmental drug and vaccine companies.

Ebola and vitamin C

It has been said that Ebola virus infection produces many of the same symptoms as scurvy, particularly internal hemorrhages. Most animals except fruit bats, guinea pigs and primate monkeys internally produce their own vitamin C. It may not be a coincidence that fruit bats, primate monkeys and humans are the primary at-risk species for Ebola virus.

Fruit bats are considered a vector for transmission of Ebola, which further points to depletion of vitamin C as a factor in acquired infection. Monkeys also have been found to harbor Ebola virus, again pointing to vitamin C deficiency as a virulence factor. [Developmental Biology May 14, 2013; Biochemical Genetics June 2013] In fact, with each human outbreak of Ebola virus there have been thousands of accompanying deaths of gorillas in the wild in Africa. [Science Dec 8, 2006]

Humans are in the same genetic predicament as these animals. Due to a gene mutation that universally affected all of humanity long ago in human history, humans no longer synthesize vitamin C. [Medical Hypotheses June 1979] Supplemental vitamin C may be a primary agent to reduce mortality among individuals with any tropical disease including Ebola.

The Orthomolecular News Service has issued a protocol for dosing of vitamin C for any viral infection. It calls for mega-dose vitamin C in the active treatment of viruses. [Orthomolecular News Service Aug 20, 2014]

Selenium depletion by Ebola virus

Selenium depletion by Ebola virus has been proposed as an explanation for the massive internal hemorrhaging associated with this infection. An overlooked fact is that selenium plays a role in blood clotting. As the Ebola virus replicates it requires more and more selenium proteins thus inducing depletion of selenium from the host. [Biological Trace Element Research Jan 1997; Journal Orthomolecular Medicine 1995] Depletion of selenium by Ebola virus induces both an incompetent immune response and rapidly mutated viruses. When selenium is provided to animals with virus infection mutation rates diminish. [Biological Trace Element Research Dec 2011] Zaire where Ebola virus first appeared has low soil levels of selenium. [Selenium Deficiency]

Estrogen cell receptor and EbolaSee comment in PubMed Commons below

Among the proposed drug targets to quell Ebola is the estrogen receptor. Two estrogen receptor targeted drugs have been proposed but there are natural molecules that block the estrogen receptor, namely from lignans from flaxseed and resveratrol from grapes. [Science Translational Medicine June 19, 2013; Molecular Nutrition Food Research March 2010; ELife April 25, 2014]

Cholesterol and Ebola

Two young children with a genetic cholesterol disorder (Niemann-Pick) where they are unable to produce sufficient amounts of cholesterol to supply cell surfaces have been declared resistant to contracting Ebola.

Department of Defense scientists actually took skin cells donated from kids who have this cholesterol disorder and tried to infect these cells with Ebola virus. The virus could not enter into the cells. [Science Daily Aug 24, 2011]

As background, viruses are not live and do not replicate on their own. Viruses require the genetic machinery of a living cell in order to multiply.

The young twin girls with the cholesterol disorder are also being treated with a common emulsifier used in drugs and dietary supplements that would theoretically block Ebola’s entry into living cells. Cyclodextrin has been shown to inhibit a respiratory virus. [AddiandCassi.com] Various news reports have mentioned cyclodextrin as a preventive agent against Ebola virus. [Wall Street Journal Oct 18, 2011]

Antioxidant combination

It has recently been reported that the combination of oral resveratrol, beta glucan and vitamin C work synergistically “as the strongest reducer of biological stress-related symptoms including IL-6.” [Molecules Sept 3, 2014] Vitamin D3 not only should be considered a primary anti-Ebola remedy because of its immune-boosting properties but also because it inhibits IL-6 and TNF, two blood markers of Ebola virus. [Age Aug 2014]

Natural anti-malarials

As many malaria-infected individuals are likely to be misdiagnosed as having Ebola, natural anti-malarials are of interest.

An interesting connection between the lost ability to self-heal from malaria and the amino acid taurine has been made. Mice deficient in taurine do not survive malaria. Taurine inhibits some of the common blood markers of Ebola virus including IL-6. [Infection Immunity April 2010]

In the animal lab vitamin D has been demonstrated to inhibit the occurrence of experimental cerebral malaria by suppressing the inflammatory response. [Journal Immunology Aug 1, 2014]

An antioxidant regimen consisting of vitamins C, E and glutathione has been shown to be helpful among patients with malaria. [Pakistan Journal Pharmaceutical Science April 2011]

Resveratrol

One of the indirect blood markers used help diagnose Ebola is interleukin-6 (IL-6). A strong IL-6 inhibitor is the red wine molecule resveratrol (res-vare-a-trol). Resveratrol also targets the estrogen receptor. [Scripps Institute] Resveratrol works synergistically with vitamin D to optimize the immune response. [Molecular Nutrition Food Research March 2014]

Garlic

A natural remedy that comes to mind that conquers all known viruses is garlic’s key molecule allicin. [Planta Medica Oct 1992]

Modern medicine is derelict in not putting allicin to a test against the Ebola virus. But Allicin has been successfully tested against malaria which most of the reported cases of Ebola are likely to be in reality.

The scientific literature shows that allicin from fresh-crushed garlic protects against acute malaria infection in laboratory animals. [Malaria Journal Aug 8, 2012] Allicin inhibits the parasite that causes malaria. [Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters Sept 15, 2010] The primary anti-malarial activity of garlic emanates from allicin. [Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy May 2006]

Be aware, standard garlic pills do not yield allicin due to destruction of the enzyme that activates it by stomach acid. Alkalinized garlic capsules reliably yield allicin.

Summary

The widely reported Ebola outbreak is overstated by health authorities and the news media. Malnutrition largely explains why Ebola virus has remained uniquely confined to central and western Africa. If Ebola escapes to other well-fed regions of the world it can only be sustained among those individuals who are immune compromised (smokers, diabetics, alcohol and drug abusers, immune suppressive drug users, infants and the very old).

If there is some sinister plot to intentionally expose the US population or any other human population for that matter to weaponized Ebola virus it will likely be foiled by good nutrition. Nutrition is to Big Pharma what a ring of garlic cloves is to Dracula.

The only entity that has advanced technology to spread Ebola is the bioweapons division of the US Department of Defense, not some towel-headed bio-terrorist. That is also where the anthrax bacterium was traced to in the aftermath of the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

Whether covert government operations exist to intentionally expose the American population to biological threats to put counter terrorist operations to the test will likely never be revealed. Whatever is going on, a giant mind control operation is currently underway as the current Ebola crisis is a massive fabrication on a worldwide scale.

In January of 2014 a US Depart of Defense-backed vaccine maker commenced a human trial of its Ebola vaccine among healthy adults. [Drugs.com Jan 2014] But it needs Ebola-infected individuals to prove its vaccine works in an epidemic. Why is another major vaccine maker taking the unprecedented step of starting mass production of a vaccine that has also just commenced testing in humans? [Vox.com Sept 18, 2014] All that’s needed for these investments to pay off is an “unexpected” outbreak of hemorrhagic Ebola virus infections to begin on US soil.

Will some overseas bioterrorist self-infect himself and jump on an airplane before a fever begins to develop and skip past airport health checks, then enter martyrdom by infecting others?

Or will the specific strain of Ebola virus be traced back to the US Army bioweapons lab at Ft. Detrick in Maryland like the weaponized anthrax bacterium that was spread through the US mail system and was cunningly directed at news sources (a tabloid paper in South Florida and NBC News in New York) as well as Congressional representatives and then blamed on an eccentric scientist in the laboratory there who had no motive to hush investigative sources who were delving into the events surrounding the 9-11 terrorist attacks?

According to surveys there is a growing body of Americans who believe that an Ebola attack is coming to America. The question is whether Americans will fall for the idea some lone terrorist inside some biological lab is capable of such a feat or whether a more sinister operation is underway by parties working on a larger scale. The current evidence points in the latter direction. As the late Dr. Stan Monteith frequently said: “America has the best enemies money can buy.” Can Americans face that truth? Maybe this time they can’t avoid it.


Link:
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/10/bill-sardi/ebola-is-good-for-the-vaccine-pharma-cartel/