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With ObamaCare and Big Pharma, Has “First Do No Harm” Been Forgotten?

Besides the Justina Pelletier case, there probably have been many cases throughout the U.S. of local hospitals/medical researchers providing “less than the highest quality medical care” for their child patients, and then calling over CPS/DCF to seize the child from the parents (for the very likely purposes of using the children as guinea pigs for human experimentation in developing new drugs for Big Pharma and receiving federal funds, etc.), and then imposing gag orders on the parents so they can’t even tell their story to others.

A more recent case seems to be that of Melissa Diegel whose two daughters, 12-year-old Kayla and 10-year-old Hannah, were kidnapped by CPS in Arizona on behalf of Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Most recently, Hannah might possibly be in critical condition due to her chronic asthma condition for which she needs an inhaler and an epipen which apparently have been withheld from her by the “doctors.”

And this seems to be an extremely rampant problem in Arizona, according to this lengthy update by Health Impact News.

As I have stated before, when “doctors” call for government agents to seize children away from their families and forcibly change course on medical care against parents’ wishes, such doctors are criminals, in my view. And if ObamaCare fascism remains as established policy, we can expect many more Doctors Mengele in charge (and more profits for Big Pharma based on illicit research and a lust for federal funds).

Doctors and Schools for Big Pharma

I wrote this post recently to express my reaction to the recent medical journal editorial suggesting that taking vitamins was unnecessary. All three of the studies the editorialists cited were flawed, and extremely so, yet the “doctors” relied on the flawed studies anyway to express their views they probably already had.

Here is a very extensive article from Activist Post giving many more details of how those medical journal editorialists are wrong.

And also from Activist Post, see this extensive article on how Big Pharma is profiting from the many dangerous prescription drugs and vaccines being given to children. No wonder kids now are becoming more violent, depressed, as they are mislabeled, drugged and held back in life by the sick death culture we have now. (However, I do not agree with the writer’s conclusion that we need more congressional oversight. What we need is market oversight, and that means eliminating congressional and regulatory intrusions, abolishing the FDA and other agencies which enable the Big Pharma companies to get special privileges from the State. And that also means encouraging the parents of the kids whose lives are being ruined to boycott mainstream media outlets who propagandize on behalf of the State and Big Pharma and boycott the mainstream media outlets’ advertisers who fund the propaganda.)

Big Pharma-Big Government Complex and the Texas Governor’s Race

Here is Karen de Coster in a post at the Lew Rockwell blog yesterday, on the Big Pharma-Big Government Complex:

….the pharmaceutical companies, once upon a time, had a semi-honorable quest to cure diseases and improve the quality of life for the very ill. That all went away with the proliferation of the almighty state and the growth of profit-seeking special interests that wished to manipulate political channels to curry favors and serve their own profitability.The revolving doors between Big Government and Big Pharma were built upon a corrupt foundation. Along came the modern Patent State and a ginormous web of governmental health agencies whose purpose was to empower their compadres in the quasi-governmental pharmaceutical industry and make personal health a public-collective issue, with the rules being set by so-called established experts and “trusted” advisors in the medical-pharmaceutical community.The powerful propaganda machine created by the government-Big Pharma alliance has the job of lying to the citizenry, and making them dependent on their products and services by creating and selling sickness. This grows the governmental public health sector and empowers the public-private sector alliance. The result is political power, profits, and job creation. This consortium of health tyrants re-define the parameters of sickness so that, eventually, we are all a high risk for some potentially disastrous health debacle, and thus we become lifelong patients.

Remember about thirty years ago, when Merck’s CEO Henry Gadsden told Fortune magazine that it was a shame that the company’s products could only be limited to “sick people.” As cited in the book Selling Sickness: How the World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All Into Patients, by Ray Moynihan and Alan Cassels:

Suggesting he’d rather Merck to be more like chewing gum maker Wrigley’s, Gadsden said it had long been his dream to make drugs for healthy people. Because then, Merck would be able to “sell to everyone.”

Karen had a similar post in September and informed us of the activities of pharmaceutical giant Merck and its HPV vaccine Gardasil, that several states want to make mandatory for teenage girls to receive against their will and against the will of their parents. One major controversy in that issue was the lobbying that Merck did with Texas Republican governor Rick Perry, as mentioned in Karen’s post.

….at the time, Perry had a former chief-of-staff, Mike Toomey, who was a lobbyist for Merck. And Perry’s then chief-of-staff’s mother-in-law, who was a state legislator, was the state director of an organization called Women in Government, which was bankrolled by Merck….

This week’s primary in Texas ends on March 2nd. Sen. Kay Bailout Hutchison and private citizen, non-professional politician Debra Medina are challenging Perry for the Republican nomination for governor. Medina is the true conservative, who opposes the government’s forcing people to have a vaccine against their will, and who is the true “Tea Parties” candidate. Unfortunately, she was recently smeared by talk host Glenn Beck, who has ties to Rick Perry, in addition to Beck’s radio boss’s status as a big Perry campaign contributor.

The Pharmaceutical Industry Is Causing a Lot of Problems, In My Opinion [Updated]

There was another mass shooting, this time in Munich at a McDonald’s, in which a troubled and bullied 18-year-old Iranian-German shot and killed 9 people and injured several others and then killed himself. Some accounts are saying that witnesses heard the shooter yell, “Allahu akbar,” which would indicate an alliance with Islamic fanaticism. However, based on what I’ve read now, it seems to me that he didn’t have any religious sentiment. He was a very troubled teenager.

According to this article, “Investigators also found evidence that the Munich-born suspect had suffered from psychological problems and received treatment, but details were still being confirmed…” [UPDATED BELOW]

Hmmm. “Received treatment.” To me, that means he had probably been given one of those damn psychiatric drugs. As I have noted previously, many of the mass killers in recent years had been taking some form of antidepressant, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic, strong pain killer, or combinations of them. Those prescription psychiatric drugs can have very powerful side effects, including aggressive, violent behavior, suicidal thoughts or attempts, etc. The SSRI antidepressants are known in many instances to actually exacerbate a user’s depression and cause suicidal thoughts. Some people are actually given those SSRI antidepressants when they do not even suffer from major clinical depression, but might be going through just some difficult period, and those drugs will actually cause them to have severe depression.

And also as I have written previously, for those who are taking any of those drugs and want to get off them, to prevent a possible dangerous reaction to withdrawal, see Dr. Peter Breggin’s book on psychiatric drug withdrawal, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Their Families.

But it’s not just the psychiatric drugs that are causing people problems. I have written before about the HPV vaccine, one brand of which is Gardasil produced by Merck, but which has been responsible for many injuries and deaths. And in fact its distribution has been shown to be totally unnecessary. But just as the media do not report on the common occurrences of mass shooters having been taking those psychiatric drugs, the media do not report on the dangers of some of these other kinds of drugs. The pharmaceutical companies are very big sponsors for news media outlets, and that includes PBS and NPR, for whom the drug companies are “underwriters.” I guess “underwriter” means they get their companies advertised but without commercials.

And see Sharyl Attkisson on the vaccine-autism controversy. (Yup. That’s been … “debunked.”) You see, the vaccine makers are making a lot of money on those vaccines, and that’s what matters.

And then there are the statin drugs which supposedly help people to lower their cholesterol. Dr. Donald Miller recently wrote about that whole issue, and noted that cholesterol is actually a good thing, and that cholesterol has been the scapegoat for health problems actually caused by other sources. Bill Sardi has also recently written about the dreadful statin drugs.

The original version of this post included a personal account in my family of someone who was given statin drug, and I removed those paragraphs. Maybe I’ll write about that, as well as about my own personal experiences with prescription drugs and “doctors,” at some point.

Anyway, the pharmaceutical industry is far worse than the tobacco industry, because Big Pharma is being sheepishly accepted by Establishment medicine and doctors who get lots of free stuff from those companies, and the mainstream media who profit greatly from advertising, and by the masses many of whom are taking all these damn drugs and don’t realize that many of the medical problems they are having is probably because of those drugs.

UPDATE:

Regarding the Munich shootings, according to the New York Times:

Medical records showed that the gunman had received inpatient psychiatric treatment for two months in 2015 and continued to be seen as an outpatient, Mr. Steinkraus-Koch said. Prescription medication for treatment of depression was found in Mr. Sonboly’s home, Mr. Steinkraus-Koch said, but it was not clear if he had been taking the medication regularly.

And, according to the U.K. Telegraph:

Police found medical documentation in his room that suggested he suffered from anxiety attacks and “social phobias”, particularly when it came to contact with others, Mr Steinkraus-Koch said.

He was admitted to hospital for two months in 2015 to receive treatment for his psychological problems. He then continued treatment as an outpatient.

Investigators found medication in Sonboly’s room but have so far been unable to ascertain whether he had been taking it on a regular basis.

So, what was it specifically? Xanax? Zoloft? Luvox?

James Holmes, Dylann Roof, Elliot Rodger, Andreas Lubitz, Eric Harris, they were all taking those psychiatric drugs leading up to their murderous rampages. What those drugs can do is numb an individual’s inhibitions, so if someone may have wanted to shoot people chances are his inhibitions would stop him from doing it. But these kinds of drugs change that, in my view.

Killer Pharma vs. Healthy Nutrition

Here is an article by Ira Katz, whose brother died recently. The possible cause of death, if I’m reading this correctly, is a prescription pharmaceutical drug(s). There are many of Big Pharma’s victims all over America, and that is unfortunate. One aspect of this story is a fear of the government and the police. Should this Big Pharma-government corporatism and fear of police really be happening in America?

I think the answer to these kinds of situations is to not take any psychopharmaceutical drugs in the first place. (And other pharmaceuticals as well.)

As an alternative to the pharmaceuticals, nutritional medicines and supplements tend to be less risky, and are probably healthier. Here is an article by Donald Miller, MD from two years ago, describing the various nutritional supplements available. And here is an interview of Dr. Miller by Lew Rockwell on the “State-Pharma Complex,” ObamaCare, and other important issues.

NPR Promotes the Pharmaceutical Industry, But Not Prevention and Staying Healthy

I really don’t have time to do a regular post today, but I felt I just had to write this, especially because of the flu outbreak hysteria and media hype. Yes, the flu that’s going around has caused several deaths. But it’s hardly an epidemic.

Yesterday I happened to hear about 20 minutes of the Diane Rehm Show, discussing this issue. I didn’t hear the whole thing, so maybe I missed something, although I have seen the transcript.  Here is the transcript. The panel of doctors and government bureaucrats discussed the current flu outbreak.

They talked about the “importance” of the flu vaccine, but didn’t really address preventative health measures, except for “hand washing,” which is a good idea, and wearing surgical masks, etc. But no one seemed to suggest taking vitamins, anti-oxidant supplements and probiotics, and eating healthy foods (and refraining from unhealthy activities such as smoking and drinking, which reduce one’s healthiness and can compromise the immune system).

They didn’t exactly invite a nutritionist or alternative medicine practitioner on the panel.

But they did have someone on from GlaxoSmithKline. (Hmmm….)

Well, one caller observed and asked, “to me, it just feels like the flu vaccine — well, I know that it’s legitimate for, you know, a certain population. It just does feel like it’s being force-fed on us and, you know, pharmaceutical companies are going to make billions of dollars. And why is the government not encouraging us to eat right and sleep well and…”

After then interrupting the caller, Ms. Rehm had the hack from GlaxoSmithKline answer that question, but NOT one of the actual MD physicians on the panel. The GlaxoSmithKline person began by repeating the caller’s suggestion of staying healthy for prevention, but then he goes on with the importance of seeing a doctor, and stressed the importance of the vaccines. No one on the panel mentioned vitamins, probiotics or supplements, or avoiding behaviors which compromise the immune system!

I really don’t want to accuse NPR of being a “shill for Big Pharma,” but … if the shoe fits ….

Anyway, I’ve posted these before, but here are some articles about the flu vaccine. People have a right to see alternative information, research and recommendations in order to make truly informed choices about their health and prevention.

The most important article is by Dr. Donald Miller, cardiac surgeon and Professor of Surgery at University of Washington, Seattle, and among other things in the article, Dr. Miller promotes Vitamin D.

Other articles:

Bill Sardi: The American Flu Charade

Mike Adams: Vitamin D proven far better than vaccines at preventing influenza infections

Ethan Huff: In ‘Universal’ Flu Shot Push, Medical Industry Admits Current Flu Shots Are Useless

Susanne Posel: CDC Pushes Flu Vaccine for Children in New fear-Mongering Campaign

Anthony Gucciardi: 3 Reasons to Reconsider Flu Shots

Alex Newman: Risks of the Swine Flu Vaccine

Paul Joseph Watson: New Study Finds Link Between Flu Shot, H1N1 Pandemic

America the Nanny Police State: From Big Drugs to Big Agra

The New York Times has this article on the latest WikiLeaks release, Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency:

WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration has been transformed into a global intelligence organization with a reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and an eavesdropping operation so expansive it has to fend off foreign politicians who want to use it against their political enemies, according to secret diplomatic cables.

In far greater detail than previously seen, the cables, from the cache obtained by WikiLeaks and made available to some news organizations, offer glimpses of drug agents balancing diplomacy and law enforcement in places where it can be hard to tell the politicians from the traffickers, and where drug rings are themselves mini-states whose wealth and violence permit them to run roughshod over struggling governments.

This is an example of how pathological a statist society such as ours can become, and the totalitarian lengths bureaucrats will go to in order to sweep the truth under the rug. The truth is that it is not the role of government to dictate what chemicals the people may or may not ingest. And when you start imposing such dictates, you get nothing but trouble.

Laurence Vance has this great piece on FFF, The Moral Case for Drug Freedom. It’s probably the best case I’ve seen for ending the War on Drugs. It is a case for freedom.

…All freedom-loving Americans should oppose the DEA and its headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, its 21 domestic field divisions, its 227 field offices, its 86 foreign offices in 62 countries, its academy at the Quantico Marine base, its administrator, its deputy administrator, its chief of operations, its chief inspector, its chief financial officer, its chief counsel, its assistant administrators, its 10,000 employees, its 5,500 special agents, its foreign-deployed advisory and support teams, its mobile enforcement teams, its Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program (DCE/SP) (which eradicates millions of cultivated outdoor and indoor cannabis plants every year and seizes millions of dollars of cultivator assets), its $2.5 billion budget, and its Office of Aviation Operations with its 106 aircraft and 124 pilots…

…Practical and utilitarian arguments against the drug war are important, but not as important as the moral argument for the freedom to use or abuse drugs for freedom’s sake. The moral case for drug freedom is simply the case for freedom. Freedom to use one’s property as one sees fit. Freedom to enjoy the fruits of one’s labor in whatever way one deems appropriate. Freedom to use one’s body in the manner of one’s choosing. Freedom to follow one’s own moral code. Freedom from being taxed to fund government tyranny. Freedom from government intrusion into one’s personal life. Freedom to be left alone.

It is those of us who advocate the liberty to take drugs and a free market in drugs who are taking the moral high ground. How can anyone with any sense of morality support seizing someone’s property, destroying his family, and locking him up in a cage to be raped and humiliated for smoking a plant the government doesn’t approve of? What kind of a moral code contains stipulations like that? The case for drug freedom is a moral case because the war on drugs is a war on natural, civil, personal, and constitutional rights…

So he means the freedom to do what you want with your life, as long as you don’t interfere with anyone else’s life, liberty or property. But one thing he doesn’t really touch on that much is the aspect of personal responsibility in the context of drugs, including alcohol, which I have addressed several times here. I have noted that many conservatives support the War on Drugs (but not alcohol or tobacco which can be just as deadly) because they oppose the idea of personal responsibility. The conservatives love their authoritarian police state, but combined with the nanny state that asserts that people are incapable of accepting personal responsibility for their decisions and actions and need the State to relieve them of that personal responsibility and take care of them.

Well, I believe that a truly free society is one that encourages maturity and personal responsibility with that freedom: If you choose to ingest a particular drug or chemical, for whatever reason, then you must take responsibility for the consequences of your decisions and actions. If one smokes marijuana, snorts cocaine, injects heroin, (or drinks alcohol for that matter), and one gets into an accident that results in the death or injury of another, then one would be risking being permanently banished from that society. Sending the irresponsible, dangerous ones off to an island is something I have suggested in the past. And I’m not talking about “taking drugs and driving” as a crime because it’s not a crime if one has harmed no one, just like drinking and driving is not a crime because there is no victim in the act of drinking and driving — in such cases people have the right to be left alone. I mean that, if one has been in an accident that causes others harm, and it is found that one has ingested mind- or body-altering chemicals before the accident, then banish them from society. The risk is up to the individual. If you don’t want to take that risk, then don’t operate a big machine or vehicle after ingesting those chemicals.

And by “drugs,” we really need to be consistent, and refer also to prescription drugs. I have become a staunch opponent of prescription drugs, unless it’s an emergency or one is in an life-threatening health situation and there is no alternative. Doctors too easily hand out prescriptions like candy, including to kids. Oh, please don’t get me started on the schools and teachers what they’re doing to the kids these days. They’re labeling kids first, which is bad enough, and then they’re destroying the kids’ motivation, energy and their very personality with this Ritalin and other drugs that kids shouldn’t be getting.

So, I’m for total drug freedom and responsibility. And as far as prescriptions, there shouldn’t even be such a thing as a “prescription,” a doctor’s permission to get a drug. What are we, babies? If one wants a particular drug, then the local drug store should have whatever anyone wants. You shouldn’t be required to get a doctor’s permission for something. People need to inform themselves on these drugs, and the chemicals and what they do or could do. But strong drugs and what are known as “hard” drugs should be discouraged in a mature, responsible, evolved modern society. We need to bring back shame, and shaming people into not taking drugs (or drinking booze, in my opinion).

A big problem has been those doctors handing out prescriptions like candy, as I mentioned. And that’s because they get these free samples from the drug companies, in order to get people started on the drugs, so they’ll get hooked. These greedy drug companies, known as Big Pharma, are no better than the street corner drug dealer pushing drugs on today’s youths. Big Pharma want as many people getting hooked on their poisonous products as possible, because the profits they make are extremely important to them, regardless of the human costs on society. Worse than that is the Big Pharma-Big Government complex, the way these drug company sleazebags use the power of government to restrict the competition to protect their high profits.

Even worse than all that is the corruption involved, like with the revolving door between Big Pharma execs and the FDA, approving drugs that are harmful, and disapproving ones that aren’t. There shouldn’t be an FDA, but that’s a different story. Just recently, I wrote about a guest on George Noory’s show:

George Noory this morning interviewed food and drug law specialist Jonathan Emord regarding the FDA’s knowingly approving harmful prescription drugs, such as GlaxoSmithKline’s anti-diabetic drug Avandia, in which FDA testers repeatedly warned of harmful side effects only to be ignored by the bought-and-paid-for FDA head honchos. Emord cited a tester/reviewer who had claimed that a superior told him that the drug companies “are our customers,” and therefore the FDA was obligated to approve what they wanted approved.

Greedy sleazebags. And regarding bringing back shaming, we need to put shame on these greedy sleazebag corporate hacks for pushing bad stuff onto people for the sake of their own selfish profits. They’re the disgusting ones of society. And get rid of this nanny police state corporate fascism, and bring back Liberty and individual rights, freedom and responsibility.

What really gets me is these corporate fascists trying to suppress information about the value of nutritional supplements and vitamins, as well as trying to block the average citizen’s access to them. That’s what we’re seeing in the recent passage of the Food Fascism bill, pushed by the Food Nazis in Washington and their lobbyist flunkies, whose real purpose is to protect Big Agra and crush the smaller food farms that are part of the many small businesses that are the real backbone of America.

And that really is related to the Big Pharma-Big Government complex, this Big Agra-Big Government Complex, as Karen De Coster wrote about a few days ago on the Lew Rockwell Blog, on how WikiLeaks has revealed how the U.S. government has been pushing foreign nations to accept genetically modified organisms in their crops.

While most of the rest of the world is flat-out rejecting these manufactured toxins, the U.S. government, along with its corporate state giants (like Monsanto), has been trying to bully the EU, as well as other, smaller countries, into exporting the highly profitable GMOs. From the article, it is noted that one of the released cables (bold emphasis is mine):

describes a meeting between Senators Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and John Thune (R-S.D.) and two officials from Spain, which is one of the only European countries currently growing genetically modified crops (Poland is the other). One of the Spanish officials noted that Spain “had a relatively ‘liberal’ view with respect to biotechnology. However, even in Spain, the technology was controversial and faced NGO opposition.” The two senators then asked “what influence Spain could exercise in Brussels [the de facto capital of the European Union] on the issue,” to which the Spanish officials responded “commodity price hikes might spur greater liberalization to biotech imports.”

Note that Senator Grassley is a consistent advocate of the biotech industry, receives much in contributions from GMO king Monsanto (and ethanol king Archer Daniels Midland), and has long been fighting the EU on the GMO issue. In 2003, he advocated filing a legal case against the EU to challenge its moratorium on GMOs. The nerve of those French — and other Euros — to deny the Big Agra Complex and their dictates!

Are the Drug Nazis referred to at the beginning of this post going to start going after people who try to get non-GMOs (like there might be a black market in non-GMOs in the future!), or the people who want vitamins and supplements after the government bans them, too?

On CPS and Other Examples of Totalitarian Government Monopolies

Here is my latest article on Activist Post, On CPS and Other Examples of Totalitarian Government Monopolies

May 12, 2017

There is a reason for concern about the rise in totalitarianism in Amerika. The government-monopolized judicial system is a banana republic-like system.

The lawlessness and criminality within the system is rampant. Not just with the judicial system but now it seems that everything associated with government, from medical care to the local zoning board, operates as a racket, and many of those who are a part of the system seem to view the civilian population as the “enemy,” or as toys to play with, or as insects to step on.

This recent post by Martin Armstrong describes his own experiences with the judicial system and his time in jail. Armstrong links to this article on Zero Hedge regarding power-hungry judges who criminally overstep their authority. Armstrong concludes:

I have no compassion for anyone who works in the Justice Department and would never hire a lawyer who ever worked for the government. There is nothing these people will not do to win. You have zero rights and they will kill you and go celebrate at dinner afterwards. You cannot possibly image the type of people who gravitate to these positions. I believe they are the kids who tortures cats and dogs for fun.

And as I mentioned recently, there are the corrupt prosecutors with their prosecution quotas, and all the innocents whose lives have been ruined or ended by the vicious agents of the State.

So yes, there are many criminals and degenerates who are judges and lawyers or otherwise law bureaucrats who are power-hungry and would run over their own children to attain more power over others as well as enrich themselves with others’ fortunes.

And take “Child Protective Services.” (Please.) CPS bureaucrats are really part of the judicial system, as everything else seems to be. This article on Activist Post describes the ordeal that Jeffrey and Erica Henderson went through. The government police broke into their home without a warrant, beat up Jeffrey and charged him with “resisting.” Eventually their kids were taken from them, their possessions and finances stolen from them. All this based on an anonymous tip from a “neighbor” who wanted to accuse them of “endangerment.” In the article, a statement from Mrs. Henderson includes: “The officers searched our home, strip searched and interviewed our children and found no evidence of abuse. I was never arrested or ticketed.”

“Strip searched”? No evidence of abuse? Excuse me, just who here is endangering innocent children? The parents who happen to oppose vaccination and who homeschool their kids, or the government police who are strip searching innocent little children? (Incidentally, Bill Sardi has this article on the recent study on vaccinated kids vs. non-vaccinated kids. Very important information. But I digress.)

Mrs. Henderson also notes: “The prosecution alleged we were guilty of resisting an officer by not opening the door when the police said to, and child endangerment because of the psychological damage suffered by the children from watching the door being beat down.”

Of course, legally, if the government police don’t have a warrant (and to get a warrant there needs to be reasonable suspicion, probable cause), then they don’t enter the place without your consent, period. And the children’s “psychological damage” caused by watching marauding thugs break into their home? Well who the hell is responsible for THAT? Yes, the ones who criminally broke into innocent people’s home!

Now, I’ve been a law-abiding citizen my whole life. So, I expect our government police to obey the law too, you know. There are rules they must follow. But really the one who should be arrested here is the damn neighbor for making an anonymous complaint. That neighbor should be charged with false accusation, harassment and endangerment. S/he started all this.

And then there was Tom Ball, who ended up self-immolating as a protest against the court system, CPS and the police, after a ten-year ordeal. In a nutshell, a mental health counselor told his wife that if the wife didn’t call the police on him, the counselor would have them both arrested. (That would mean more CPS child-kidnapping.) His conclusion later on was that the wife called the police on him to protect the kids not from him but from CPS.

That way of protecting the kids from CPS is substantiated by Mr. Henderson, mentioned above, who agreed to divorce Mrs. Henderson in order to save the kids from being taken away from them by CPS.

So the system here is really anti-father, anti-husband, anti-male. (My conclusion is that many who work for CPS are not married and don’t have children themselves. What do you think? Am I all wet on that?)

CPS also makes a lot of money every time its agents kidnap an innocent child.

And then there was the case of the late Georgia state Sen. Nancy Schaefer, who was investigating CPS kidnappings of innocent children and a possible linkage to child sex-trafficking. With government agencies, especially those dealing with the more vulnerable of society, for some reason such an institution seems to attract the sexual deviancy of degenerates. The State is a cult, in my view.

Sen. Schaefer ultimately was killed in an alleged “murder-suicide” along with her husband, killings that were very suspicious and could cause people to conclude that she was “suicided.”

But the corruption and abuse isn’t just with the judicial system, it is very much with government itself, and the cronies who associate with them.

For example, more recently, according to Erin Elizabeth, there have been several suspicious deaths/murders of doctors associated with holistic medicine/alternative treatments for disease and cancer (other than the Big Pharma poison that most people get). I am not accusing anyone involved with Big Pharma of actually killing innocent people in order to suppress information about nutritional alternatives for treating disease or cancer. But, given all the tax-funded handouts and the FDA-Big Pharma revolving door, it wouldn’t surprise me, that’s what I meant to say.

And I have frequently mentioned the plight of teenager Justina Pelletier. Now almost 19, while in her mid-teens she was being treated for mitochondrial disease, but when her regular doctor was away she was seen, or scheduled to be seen by a different doctor. But there she was seen by psychiatrists instead, who dismissed her treatment as being unnecessary and that her disease was really “somatoform disorder,” i.e. it was “all in her head.” From that point onward, the “doctors” i.e. quacks changed her medical treatment and attempted to force her into a program of “behavior modification,” while at the same time had DCF seize custody of Justina away from her parents, and had her placed in this prison-like facility. Besides criminally kidnapping Justina, the “doctors” and their aiders and abettors put her into worse health, she then had to use a wheelchair, and now the Pelletiers are suing the hospital and doctors for doing these things to her. And good for the Pelletiers. Actually, I believe the “doctors” should be charged criminally with kidnapping, endangerment, child abuse, assault and battery, and human enslavement, as well as sued financially.

Those “doctors” might have been using Justina as a guinea pig in their psychological studies as well as being part of getting government grants for research. So these dishonest practitioners, too, are inter-connected with the State. When the State gets involved with medical care, it turns the doctors into government doctors. Governments use and abuse people for the government agents’ own purposes, for political or social power, financial enrichment, and/or for the sake of furthering their brainwashed ideologies. In this case with the Pelletiers, the “doctors” brainwashed ideology is “behavior modification,” in which they attempt to fit the medical patient into such an ideology like forcing a square peg into a round hole.

For more information, Natural News lists some medical kidnapping cases, and there’s a website devoted to such criminality. In many cases, Establishment practitioners consider a parent’s disagreement with doctors’ diagnosis or course of treatment as “abuse” of the child. In some cases, doctors are just plain wrong in their course of treatment of patients, but such doctors are too ignorant to know that or too arrogant to acknowledge it.

Besides the aforementioned Tom Ball who self-immolated after a ten-year ordeal with CPS, one other victim of the bureaucratic gestapo was Andrew Wordes. This case didn’t involve children or CPS. Wordes was a resident of Roswell, Georgia who kept chickens on his back yard and gave away eggs, according to this article by Jeff Tucker. However, the local zoning fascist bureaucrats didn’t like the chickens so they tried to get Wordes to remove the chickens even though he was not violating any ordinance. He actually won in court, but later the fascists got the city council to rewrite the law for the purpose of further harassing Wordes. So the town’s bureaucrats went after this guy for no good reason, except to exert power and control over him. Eventually, after a long battle inflicted on him by hardcore Nazi-wannabes that he felt he could not win, he blew up his house and himself with it.

To conclude, government is different from other institutions. Government is a monopoly. It is a forced, compulsory monopoly over the people. Government therefore attracts the worst of the worst (with few exceptions) who become addicted to the power over others that governmental monopolistic authority gives those people, and that gives the people associated with it or who benefit from such power grabs.

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Some Misc. Items

Here are some more items to check out:

More and more parents in China are rejecting the government’s indoctrination of kids in the schools, and those parents are turning to homeschooling. But now, the Chinese government is cracking down on homeschoolers. The rulers are afraid that future Chinese workers and citizens might actually think for themselves, might actually explore intellectually more and invent new stuff that will be useful to the rest of the world. The Chinese rulers will have none of that. Better to be repressive and live under the total control of ignorant buffoons otherwise known as bureaucrats. (I have a feeling that the educrats and teachers unions here in the U.S. are becoming more the same way.)

Jim Davies on America’s owner.

The UN “Human Rights” Committee is censuring Italy for its high number pf physicians who won’t perform abortions. (Don’t you have it backwards, UN? They’re nuts. Is it time to get out of the UN and kick them out of the U.S.? Yup.)

Colin Flaherty on the white SJWs who become victims of black perpetrators.

Thomas DiLorenzo asks, Is Donald Trump a Jacksonian? and Dom Armentano on Trump’s economics: Danger ahead.

Activist Post with an article on Trump’s nominee for FDA commissioner, who is too much in bed with Big Pharma, in my view. (How about a nominee who will promise to eliminate the corrupt and dangerous FDA?)

Connecticut, “The Constitution State,” might begin the process of government’s war on the people with weaponized drones. (Make that the “unconstitutional” state.)

Bill Sardi discusses nutrition rather than vaccines.

And Wendy McElroy asks, Would Bitcoin function in a societal collapse? (I am not a Bitcoin person. If its purpose is to provide anonymity and security, I don’t think it provides either, given how much control the government and all its spy apparatus have over the Internet.)

 

What Is the Real “Fake News”? Who Are the Real “Deniers”?

I know it’s an old cliche by now, but we really do live in a thoroughly Orwellian world, when former Director of national “intelligence” James Clapper lies to Congress and gets away with it, but Donald Trump’s national security advisor is run out of town by the CIA/NSA “intelligence” establishment on their way to getting the big cheese himself, The Donald.

And this whole “fake news” thing with Russia, with the people who used to be known as “liberals” as the McCarthyite paranoids, is also bizarre and Orwellian. The old “liberals” and their younger millennial minions used to consider themselves “open-minded” but certainly not now. As Glenn Greenwald put it, many people just instantly believe news based on anonymous sources as fact without evidence presented. The news media’s shaping of “news” presentation and interviews based on government-propagandized assumptions for the sake of pushing particular partisan agendas has been quite obvious, now.

For instance, this past week George Stephanopoulos demanded evidence from White House policy advisor Stephen Miller on the Trump team’s accusation that people voted illegally in the election in New Hampshire. But did Stephanopoulos demand evidence when the national security establishment asserted that “Russians hacked the DNC?” Did ANY mainstream news media reporters ask for evidence? Not really, as mainly they have been reporting such assertions as fact, regardless of the absence of actual evidence.

Another example of media believing and promoting assumptions as fact without investigation and intellectual inquiry is the “settled science” phenomenon, particularly regarding climate change and vaccines. Just recently Jim Braude, who hosts Greater Boston on WGBH-TV news, participated in the firing of former Boston TV meteorologist Mish Michaels as the show’s newly hired science reporter. Braude heard that Michaels had expressed concern for vaccine safety, and that she had also questioned the climate change orthodoxy, a no-no in Braude’s far-left looniverse. In a tweet, Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby asked if Braude will have anyone else fired for questioning a “settled” medical issue. (Hmm, I kind of doubt that Emily Rooney, Greater Boston‘s previous host, would have had Mish Michaels fired for merely expressing honest intellectual inquiry.)

In an earlier time, Braude was a part of Tax Equity Alliance and spent a lot of his time promoting more taxes and tax hikes to impose on the workers and producers of Massachusetts. Braude never met a tax he didn’t like. So really he seems to be an ideologue of the left. But he has good speaking and conversational skills, and he had been a good interviewer on New England Cable News. It seems that many, many people in the “news” business are ideologues of the left, anyway.

I have a feeling that the firing of Mish Michaels is more to do with the climate change skepticism than the vaccines controversy, given the religious zeal of many climate fanatics now. In fact, their main goal, as we hear time and again, is to get the government to raise taxes or impose an irrational “carbon tax,” and to further expand and empower the government’s police powers to deal with climate change’s terrible impact on Mother Earth.

But instead of referring to “settled science,” the more honest journalists conduct intellectual inquiries and they question what has supposedly been “settled.” For instance, do those among the climate change crowd ever ask how many among that “97%” of climate scientists who conclude that climate change is human-caused are reliant on government grants? That’s an important part of the issue here, as the government hands out tax-funded grants to certain scientists for their studies. The bureaucrats of the regime have a primary goal of collecting more in taxes and expanding their powers and expanding their little fiefdoms. So the primary goal of the whole climate change agenda is more powerful government and more tax-thefts.

On his WGBH radio show Braude and his co-host Margery Eagan, it seems to me, are constantly referring to “deniers,” in the same way that televangelists might refer to non-believers as “deniers.”

Eagan has done so in her writing as well, such as in her Boston Herald column promoting her town of Brookline’s ban on plastic shopping bags (despite evidence which shows that paper shopping bags might be more harmful to the environment than plastic ones — oops).

Now, of course news journalists such as Mish Michaels should express skepticism of various assertions put forth by government bureaucrats, establishment medical “experts,” climate scientists, and other more zealous journalists.

And by the way, the “settled science” that the climate change True Believers refer to has mainly been computer models which make predictions for future events or conditions, often times not panning out. And if they do use actual scientific data, they have to resort to fraudulent and skewed testing. Remember “climategate“?

The “science” is not based on actual historical, empirical evidence of global warming or climate change, such as in their assertions that polar ice caps are melting, and causing sea levels to rise. The actual evidence shows that the Arctic ice has been thickening, as shown in 2014, and that the Antarctic ice has also been thickening, as noted in 2002. Yet, regardless of actual evidence, some of the more fanatical among the True Believers actual want to jail the “deniers.” They are definitely of the Salem witch hunt variety of True Believers, for sure.

And regarding the vaccines controversy, no, the science is not “settled” on vaccines. Once one learns of the extent that the vaccine makers are in bed with the FDA and other government agencies, you get an entirely different perspective on this issue. As news journalist Sharyl Attkisson, who has researched these issues extensively, has pointed out:

A new study this week found no link between vaccines and autism. It instantly made headlines on TV news and popular media everywhere. Many billed it as the final word, “once again,” disproving the notion that vaccines could have anything to do with autism.

What you didn’t learn on the news was that the study was from a consulting firm that lists major vaccine makers among its clients: The Lewin Group.

That potential conflict of interest was not disclosed in the paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine; the study authors simply declare “The Lewin Group operates with editorial independence.”

(As an aside, according to OpenSecrets.org, The Lewin Group’s parent company, UnitedHealth Group, is a key government partner in Obamacare. Its subsidiary QSSI was given the contract to build the federal government’s HealthCare.gov website. One of its top executives and his family are top Obama donors.)

Attkisson goes on to describe some of the valid studies which have shown a link between some vaccines and autism. She has an entire page of links to information on vaccines that you won’t find from the mainstream media.

And Dr. Julian Whitaker noted that “Depending upon which vaccine is being administered, a single shot can contain a brew of adulterated bacteria, viruses, aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde, hydrochloric acid, and/or numerous multisyllabic chemical additives. To say that repeated exposures to such a wide range of toxins have no cumulative adverse effects on a child’s developing nervous and immune systems is more than irrational—it’s diabolical.”

Dr. Whitaker also points out that kids receive 14 different vaccines in 49 doses by the age of six. (Thank God we didn’t get inflicted with all that crap when I was a kid!) In this article, Bill Sardi states that “children under age 2 are not able to develop sufficient antibodies to develop immunity from vaccination.  Despite this basic fact, the medical establishment insists upon administering a total of 19 shots, containing 24 vaccines, to infants on their 2, 4 and 6 month pediatric visits.” Sardi gives a lot of important information with links for further inquiry (for those open-minded enough to not fall for the “science is settled” mantra).

I think that much of the pro-vaccine and pro-prescription drug hysteria is unwittingly on behalf of the obscene profits being made by the drug companies (and often at taxpayer expense, especially via Medicare and ObamaCare). Not that I’m against corporations earning profits. But when it’s based on deception, that’s not good.

Some of the “fake news” includes the intentional omission of important information for consumers to make better choices.

I have written before on NPR’s blatant bias on behalf of Big Pharma, and PBS’s biased story on the deadly Gardasil HPV vaccine. And I have also written about how the mainstream media often don’t mention the number of recent mass murderers who had been taking psychiatric drugs. Many mainstream news media outlets are sponsored by pharmaceutical industry predators, so naturally the media wouldn’t want to expose any of the liabilities from those companies’ products.

Former Merck employee Brandy Vaughan describes the lengths to which the drug companies will go to harass and intimidate those who speak out against the corruption of the pharmaceutical industry.

Regarding the vaccine hysteria of the never-question-vaccine-safety crowd, one point I hear them make is, “My kid is vaccinated, and I don’t want any unvaccinated kids in the class with my kid. So, get your kid vaccinated, because otherwise he’s dangerous to my kid.” Which implies that you don’t believe that your kid’s being vaccinated protects him, i.e. an admission or belief that your kid’s vaccination is ineffective. Otherwise, it wouldn’t matter if another kid isn’t vaccinated. But hystericals don’t think logically, they act emotionally.

In this important article on vaccine hysteria, Dr. Lee Hieb points out the dangers of some vaccines such as the MMR vaccine, and makes a valid conclusion that the whole issue is really more about freedom. Let parents have the freedom to make an informed decision as to whether or not to get their child vaccinated.

So we do live in an extremely Orwellian age now. Real information and truth are considered “fake news,” while propagandists push false information or silence alternative (i.e. truthful and factual) information from getting out there. Today, the actual promoters of science and honest intellectual inquiry are silenced by the anti-science promoters of actual fake news (i.e. propaganda) and greater governmental power and control.

Time to Catch Up on Many Bookmarked Items

I have had a whole bunch of items bookmarked covering maybe the past few months now that I just haven’t gotten to yet. So I am trying to catch up on things.

On Reason, an article about Libertarian Party Vice Presidential nominee Bill Weld overtly telling people to vote against Donald Trump, i.e. implying that people should vote for Hillary. It’s bad enough that the LP has nominated a non-libertarian as its Presidential nominee, but not only is the Vice-Presidential nominee a non-libertarian but is urging voters to vote for candidates other than the LP ticket. How fitting that the Executive Director of the national Libertarian Party has the name Wes “Benedict.” Can the Party commissars use some sort of formal rules to disqualify Bill Weld and replace him? I know, it’s only a week before the election. Too bad the convention attendees decided against principle and nominated these two goofball degenerates. The LP’s Political Director is still Carla Howell. I would support her candidacy for President or Vice President, given her experience in Massachusetts with the tax-cutting ballot initiatives and her candidacy for governor in 2002.

More links, I’ve put them into sections by various categories:

Lew Rockwell’s speech on the truth about war. Laurence Vance asks, Is the U.S. military the Lord’s army? and discusses what exactly makes a qualified soldier for the military. Wendy McElroy writes about war as the antithesis to libertarianism. Karen Greenberg writes about what actually keeps Americans safe: liberty.

28 Pages shows John Kerry collaborating with Saudis to “fix” the 9/11 lawsuit bill. And Glenn Greenwald says that the U.S. and U.K. bureaucrats continue to actively participate in Saudi war crimes, targeting civilians. And Greenwald asks, Why did the Saudi regime and other gulf tyrannies donate millions to the Clinton Foundation? Jacob Hornberger addresses Hillary Clinton’s abuse of women. Yes, Hillary’s abuse of women. In Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, and more. And Becky Akers says that Hillary is such a nasty Marxist.

Thomas DiLorenzo writes about the ecological poison of democratic socialism, and the alternative to Presidential politics.

Lawrence Reed has these comments about socialism. Donald Boudreaux provides the elemental case for free trade. Louis Rouanet provides the case for unilateral free trade. Laurence Vance asks, Will tariffs make America great again? and says that free trade is fair trade. Robert Wenzel writes about Donald Trump’s horrific view of “globalism” and trade, and comments on Kenneth Rogoff’s call for ending cash.

Scientific American with an article on Big Pharma’s manufactured, misdiagnosed ADHD epidemic. Bill Sardi has a special report on flu vaccine propaganda. Michael Accad, MD on the pharma-fed doctor.

Glenn Greenwald analyzes the hypocrisy of the Washington Post.

During my lunch break, I listened to part of a rebroadcast of Meet the Press on Bloomberg Radio in the kitchen. My, that Todd Chuck sure does interrupt people he’s interviewing, such as in today’s interview of Mike Pence. You know, when you ask someone a question, it is kind of polite to let him actually answer it, and not interrupt him after he utters just three words. Does Todd Chuck only interrupt Republicans? Anyway, back to my links.

Why do “conservatives” love Sheriff David Clarke so much? William Grigg shows why they perhaps should not. James Bovard says that the TSA treats Americans like Gitmo detainees. Judge Andrew Napolitano says that Due Process is vital to freedom.

A rape victim asserts that the transgender agenda creates “rape culture.”

This morning I saw an article on Breitbart on the “gay thought police” (or censorship, intimidation or “bullying”) being imposed by supposedly gay people against other gay people just for expressing their point of view on some issue. The writer refers to “bullying” mainly on the Internet, on YouTube or other websites comments sections. But as I see it, in the cases in which explicit, direct death threats occur, the moderators of YouTube or website comments sections can trace an IP address if someone wants to make a formal complaint or press criminal charges (unless someone is spoofing an IP address, then it’s more difficult). It’s a crime, as far as I know, to threaten someone’s life. But, mainly the intolerance toward others of differing points of view in the “LGBT community” is really just a part of many people in society with a growing general intolerance toward different points of view.

The College Fix with an article on professors telling students to drop the class if they dispute man-made climate change. Lenore Skenazy on a high school senior who is being forced to have a psychological evaluation for making an anti-gun control video for a class project.

Robert P. Murphy has this scorecard of Gary Johnson’s interview with Chris Wallace.

Walter Block, of all people, endorses government police “stop and frisk” of innocent people not suspected of anything. That is on the Target Liberty blog, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. , and Part 4 (I think). It’s a debate between Walter Block and Michael Edelstein. Listen, in my view, as long as it’s “public property,” and the policing is monopolized by the government without the consent of the people, then of course all the people have a right to presumption of innocence and a right to be left alone, unless and until the government police goon thugs have a specific reason to suspect someone of some specific crime against someone else. So, Dr. Block is way off here.

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