Health, Life in a small town

Masks, Memes, and Authoritarianism …

My favourite meme today:

It’s such a relief not to have to listen to the Global Warming Drumbeat … now it’s all COVID!!!!!!!

“You keep saying that me not wearing a mask is killing YOU. It’s been months. How much longer will it take?”

An excellent site, well worth the visit if just for the intelligent comment section.

An excellent talk by Dr. Merrit. From DDP 38th Annual Meeting, August 16, 2020, Las Vegas, NV.

Not too many Facebook Karens in residence here.

Cheers

Joe

A Two Coffee Morning, courtesy of “Photo Electric Synergy” another Canadian Facebook site.

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Health, Life in a small town

Death by Health Care …

Civil War Field Hospital …

Andrew W. Saul PH.D. writes: “NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF A MILLION men died in the Civil War. All other U.S. wars put together add about another two-thirds of a million soldiers killed. That means that about 1,350,000 Americans have died, totally, in all the wars in U.S. history.

Yet we lose close to that number of Americans each year because of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Nearly 10 million soldiers were killed in World War I, charging machine guns and getting mowed down month after month for four terrible years.

The Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention report that there are now 8 million cancer deaths worldwide in just one year. That rate is over three times as many deaths from cancer as from machine guns.

A different approach is needed immediately.  (Andrew W. Saul PH.D., Orthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease: 65 Experts on Therapeutic and Preventive Nutrition . Turner Publishing Company)

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Spanish Flu – 1918 …

I recently read an article online under the heading “Politics/Pandemic” an article written in May of 2009, titled The Flu Hysteria Agency, It Always Is 1918 at the CDC.

William L. Anderson writes: “Wherever one turns, whether it is on the broadcast news or the Internet, we are bombarded with Swine Flu stories. Government tells us not to “panic,” while it simultaneously engages in activities meant to spread widespread fear.”  (Ed. Note: This article appeared at the height of the “Swine Flu” pandemic in 2009 – remember that one over ten years ago?  Has anything changed in the interim except the new “Official” name for the latest FEAR UNCERTAINLY AND DOUBT craze?

Indeed, as Robert Higgs has written, the very basis of government rests upon cultivating human fear: “The people who have the effrontery to rule us, who call themselves our government, understand this basic fact of human nature (about fear).

They exploit it, and they cultivate it. Whether they compose a warfare state or a welfare state, they depend on it to secure popular submission, compliance with official dictates, and, on some occasions, affirmative cooperation with the state’s enterprises and adventures.

Without popular fear, no government could endure more than twenty-four hours. David Hume taught that all government rests on public opinion, but that opinion, I maintain, is not the bedrock of government. Public opinion itself rests on something deeper: fear.

If one wishes to “test” Professor Higgs’ proposition, one needs to look no further than the actions of the Centers for Disease Control, which claims to be in a constant state of readiness in order to protect us from the next pandemic. At the CDC, it always is 1918, and an outbreak of “Spanish Flu” or something like it is just around the corner.

A visit to the CDC’s website shows that the CDC has placed the latest outbreak of Swine Flu (2009) front-and-center. News reports monitor the every word of the CDC “experts” who are bombarded with questions about whether or not this is the “Big One.” My sense is that the “experts,” the media, and everyone else in the Flu chain will be disappointed when this turns out to be another overblown “crisis” that governments have foisted upon us right-and-left.

One must remember that for many years, the CDC has been creating vast emergency “plans” that are supposed to swing into action the minute that a rumor is afloat that someone, somewhere, has the flu. Politicians and media figures also want a cut of the action and make sure that they keep the issue before us, telling us “what we need to know.”

Actually, what we need to know is that government is the last thing we need in our faces if there is a real pandemic. That is because governments played a major role in creating the conditions that turned the “Spanish Flu” situation of 1918 into a world-wide tragedy that led to the death of millions. If government is to trot out its “war emergency” model as the way to “protect” us from the flu, perhaps we need to be reminded of how well that model works – in making sure lots of people become sick and die.

Most people don’t remember 1918 as the year the flu pandemic began; they remember it as the year that World War I ended. This was the “War to End All Wars,” or so it was called, when a more appropriate title might have been the “War to Permanently Expand the State.” More than 10 million soldiers died on the battlefields of Europe and millions of civilians died deaths of starvation or were killed in the crossfire.

So  where are we now?????

Well!  Virtually all our media sources have stopped reporting “Deaths” and “Hospital Admissions” attributed to COVID-19. They have switched “en-mass” to just reporting “new cases”, which “new cases” includes any positive test result regardless of symptoms, and almost no one is currently reporting COVID-19 deaths.

Behind the scenes, the facts are that there are relatively few deaths from COVID-19. No fear to be had there anymore … we just are not dying enough … not enough casualties!  So the media and government are now desperately trying to attach the fear associated with mass deaths to the situation of “number of cases”.

So far, a CBC News tally of COVID-19 deaths based on provincial reports, regional health information and CBC’s reporting stood at 8,863. That is barely worse than a bad New Year’s Eve driving accident record. BUT! 

In Canada, in a normal year, that is to say, every year, medical errors account for (at least) 28,000 deaths yearly, according to the Canadian Patient Safety Institute which campaigns to reduce that number. Errors are said to be the third leading cause of death in Canada after cancer and heart disease, and every minute and 18 seconds someone is injured from unintended medical system harm.

So far, according to a mortality analysis by Johns Hopkins University’s Corona-virus Resource Center, about 6% of the nearly 1.7 million people who have tested positive for the Coronavirus in the U.S. have succumbed to the disease. That’s 102,000 deaths attributed to “Coronavirus “related” disease”. In any other years these deaths would be reported as due to Flu and Pneumonia and wouldn’t even raise an eyebrow..

But also according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins, more than 250,000 people in the United States die every year because of medical mistakes, making it the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer, same as in Canada.

These 250,000 deaths are the “lowest number” conservative documented “reported” numbers with some authors claiming that at least twice that many deaths due to medical misadventure that go unreported to protect the medical establishment.

So way more people in Canada and the U.S.A. die every year from “Medical Oopsies” than from anything related to “Coronavirus”, the purported cause of this particular “Red Bat Flu”, and the supposed causal relationship has never been even remotely proven. Do the math … the real threat here is the Medical System. People are dying of COVID-19 because they went to the hospital when they developed symptoms.

Even the inventor of “the test” whose work won him a Nobel Prize,  has testified before Congress that this type of “test” cannot be used for testing what they are claiming to test because it doesn’t actually “test” for any virus but rather for DNA snippets that are “theoretically” associated with the existence of “theoretical” viruses which might be associated with some disease symptoms, and the more times the test is repeated (recooked) the higher the likely-hood of a “Positive”.

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So, back to Andrew W. Saul PH.D.  “Nutrient therapy, properly dosed and administered, can be the answer to many chronic medical problems. The list is far longer than the deficiency diseases. A drug in either low or high doses cannot act as a vitamin will, but a vitamin in large doses can act as a drug. Very high blood concentrations of vitamin C, for example, are selectively toxic to cancer cells.

Nutritional supplementation is not the answer to every health problem, but it does not have to be. The standard is not perfection; the standard is the alternative. Drug medicine is increasingly obsolete. The centre has shifted. It is pharmacy that is the alternative if nutrition fails, and that is rarely.

Roger J. Williams so well said: “When in doubt use nutrition first.” Dr. Frederick R. Klenner said: “Vitamin C should be given while doctors ponder the diagnosis.” And long ago, Sir William Osler, a medical doctor, said: “One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.” Dr. Abram Hoffer said: “Drugs make a well person sick. Why would they make a sick person well?”

Applying the body of knowledge accumulated by orthomolecular physicians and researchers can be done. We’ve all been taught that anything that is safe and inexpensive cannot possibly be really effective against “real diseases.” It is time to rethink that, and especially to see what has already been accomplished.

Improbable does not mean impossible. Physicians who categorically rule out nutritional therapy mimic their forbearers by overreliance on patent remedies. Much of “modern medicine” may be defined as “the experimental study of what happens when poisonous chemicals are placed into malnourished human bodies.”

Someday, health care without orthomolecular nutrition therapy will be seen as we today see childbirth without sanitation or surgery without anesthetic. Here in Part Three we present the vitamin therapies and nutritional approaches pioneering physicians then and now are using to successfully treat many of our most common chronic diseases. —A.W.S.

Andrew W. Saul PH.D., Orthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease: 65 Experts on Therapeutic and Preventive Nutrition . Turner Publishing Company. Kindle Edition.

Please God let there be more than a few neurons firing out there in the digital universe. Jesus I trust in You.

Cheers

Joe

its all so crazy making …

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Health, Life in a small town, The Inner Struggle

Deadly … Well, life is deadly, isn’t it?

Here we are again, been pretty busy wrapping up year end and other stuff. Found an interesting speaker, a Dr. Jennifer Daniels, who I have begun watching/listening to on Vimeo/Facebook thanks to my wife of 40+ years now. Sometimes my wife seems pretty smart, says the happy husband.  Anyway, here is a link to Dr. Daniels’ latest podcast called “Deadlier than What?”

While I don’t agree with everything she recommends, I do agree vehemently with her take on the current regime of fear uncertainty and doubt with which our political and medical masters are terrorizing their constituents into doing whatever they tell them whenever they tell them and regardless of whatever they told them yesterday.

Has anyone noticed that all the usual suspects have quietly stopped harping on all the “deaths” and only report on “new cases”, which are really just “new positive” results of a “test” which can be made to generate 100% positive results if “cooked” long enough and often enough.

Positive “test” results happen to include those with the “flu”, those with a sniffle, and even those with no symptomatic results at all, in other words most “positives” are not even sick by any symptomatic measure and that includes the majority of the population.

So what IS going on?  Anyone? Anyone? I have commented in the past, literally for years, that we are all victims of a fatal STD. Yes! We all have a fatal STD! It’s called “Life”!  The real thought of note here is something attributed to G.K. Chesterton: “When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.

Enough for now, gotta get back to real stuff in the here and now …

Cheers

Joe

Just a little rough patch, the only way is “underway”.

 

 

 

 

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Developments In Personal Health … found a remarkable book …

Voyage, Bill Douglas, from album Kaleidoscope, 1993

I have found a remarkable book at a remarkable website.

Some of my followers and some of my readers are familiar with my personal health journey since January 2017 when I was 280 pounds, Diabetic, suffering from High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnia, and, apparently “Depression”. I knew I was having trouble sleeping, was tired all the time, and was just generally depressed about my health and about what “Modern Medicine” was offering me via advice regarding diet and Insulin and a generally downhill prognosis of decline, organ failure and eventual early death.

As posted previously, I started fasting in January 2017, for religious reasons … and imagine my surprise when that fasting turned into improving numbers on all measures of my various morbidities.

As I wrote then at the end of March 2017: “ … Dieting as an exercise in scriptural meditation … “the spirits of wickedness in the high places” is that just too pretentious? I actually don’t think so … wickedness in high places … affecting every aspect of every day in every way … Meanwhile, in the real world of every day …  blood sugar hovering around 7.0 – best since I was diagnosed 8 years ago. Weight down to 238 lbs. best in 8 years. BP down to 115/65 also good. Off all my meds, just taking vitamins, really, except for the cold we are struggling with we are feeling the best we have in years. Things are actually looking pretty good when we stay focused on the minutiae of the day“.

Since then I have fasted and nutritioned and vitamined myself into a place where I no longer have Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnia, and even my mainstream family doctor after many blood tests and checkups, has finally acknowledged that I am not suffering from any of those previous diseases and it’s ok to stop my meds – which I had already done since early 2018.

Things continue to improve and I recently discovered NIACINE. Now taking 3 grams a day along with 5 to 10 grams of Vitamine C to “bowel tolerance” as the medical expression goes. Ain’t no sign of COVID around here.

Anyway, without further delay I am going to quote directly from the FORWARD to this great book, This FORWARD is written by — ATSUO YANAGISAWA, MD, PhD President, International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine

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Atsuo Yanagisawa, MD, PhD, FACC,

HEALTH IS UNDENIABLY A REQUIREMENT for our happiness, as well as for our family, friends, and children of the coming generation, yet I consider this era to be the most difficult time in history to maintain our health. In the past, we had a hope that all diseases would disappear with advancements in medicine.

It turns out that we are seeing increases in the number of patients with stroke, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, allergic diseases, psychiatric diseases, and various other health issues. We live in an environment stressed by pollution, poisonous food additives, and low-nutrition junk foods. This environment puts our health in jeopardy and vulnerable to various chronic diseases.

As scientists and journalists confirm, the number of sick people should decrease if medicine has really evolved as much as we are told. The unfortunate fact is that modern standard medicine, which centers on pharmacotherapy, has difficulty treating, let alone curing, chronic diseases; it may even create new diseases due to adverse effects of conventional treatments. Healthcare professionals and the public are becoming aware of the limits of standard medicine.

Orthomolecular medicine can surpass these limits and bring hope to the future by providing what is really good for people’s physical and mental health. Orthomolecular medicine prevents and treats diseases by providing optimal amounts of substances that are natural to the body. This means that we can prevent and treat illness and maintain ideal health through proper diet with the supplemental addition of vitamins, minerals, essential fats, and amino acids.

Orthomolecular medicine has been proven to be effective, with considerable medical evidence from the leaders and pioneers, including Dr. Abram Hoffer and Dr. Linus Pauling, the two-time Nobel Prize winner. Orthomolecular medicine provides effective treatments without adverse effects, unlike synthetic medicine, by enhancing the body’s natural healing power to fight chronic diseases.

Our colleagues and other healthcare professionals have successfully treated thousands of patients with chronic diseases utilizing orthomolecular medicine and nutritional therapy. Nutritional therapy should be the first choice for treatment and prevention of diseases. We should choose standard medicine only when nutritional treatment has proven ineffective, because it is a doctor’s duty to choose a safe treatment with the least adverse effects.

Nutritional treatment has evolved in the long history of humankind, proving its safety and effectiveness. Orthomolecular medicine has been established as a scientific way of treatment. Our second choice—the standard treatment—uses pharmaceutical drugs as the lead option. The reason for its placement as the second choice is that tens of millions of people suffer every year from the adverse effects of drugs, and hundreds of thousands are dying from them.

This simple fact is surely enough for us to realize that our first choice should be nutritional treatment. Unfortunately, it has become the norm in the last 20 to 30 years for doctors and patients to choose drugs as soon as they spot a disease. What we consider as a “dangerous drug” is their first choice. Behind this trend are the pharmaceutical giants, who grow rich from people choosing the dangerous products. Magazines, newspapers, and television do not seem to hesitate when advertising the drugs that may be harmful for the patients.

We have to give a cautious look at how we treat diseases, and take a lead in spreading the safe way of medicine with nutritional treatment. For that purpose, Dr. Andrew W. Saul has compiled The Orthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease. Dr. Saul is an educator on orthomolecular medicine for doctors, as well as an evangelist to enlighten the public with the excellence of nutritional treatment. He has made a global contribution by establishing www.DoctorYourself.com where the correct medical information is communicated.

He has long served as an editorial board member for the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, and also as the editor-in-chief of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service. The International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine (ISOM) chose him as an inductee for Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame in 2013 for his contribution to the field for many years.

I, as the president of ISOM, deeply appreciate his friendship and support as a great advisor. Dr. Saul has reviewed numerous studies by nutritional pioneers published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, and other publications. In editing this book, he has carefully chosen papers and reviews written by 65 experts.

Part One of this book focuses on orthomolecular medicine’s history, philosophy, and logic; Part Two introduces pioneers who established the field of orthomolecular medicine; and Part Three discusses treatment for chronic diseases. Numerous discoveries and new evidence have driven the evolution of orthomolecular medicine.

One recent example is high-dose vitamin C treatment of health issues related to radioactive contamination from the March 2011 accident in the Fukushima nuclear plant in my native Japan. Orthomolecular medicine, as you will read in this book, can be considered as the most effective tool in defending our bodies from radiation. As the president of ISOM, representing 23 organizations from 20 nations around the globe, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Dr. Saul for publishing this remarkable book, The Orthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease.

The book brilliantly and successfully captures what we need to know about orthomolecular medicine now. Its information should be viewed as a comprehensive seminal standard that has been long awaited by healthcare professionals worldwide who practice, or are planning to practice, orthomolecular medicine and nutrition.

Dr. Andrew Saul

We know that there are doctors and scholars who have skepticism towards this field of medicine. This book will convey the scientific truth about orthomolecular medicine that will remove their suspicion. Orthomolecular medicine is a science, philosophy, and an art that is beneficial to people’s physical and mental health.

I truly believe that this book will contribute to save many people who are suffering from chronic diseases, by encouraging the world to know what good orthomolecular medicine can do for their health.”

Andrew W. Saul PH.D.,  the complete FORWARD fromOrthomolecular Treatment of Chronic Disease: 65 Experts on Therapeutic and Preventive Nutrition. Turner Publishing Company. Kindle Edition.

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The real gut proof of the validity of Dr. Saul’s importance is that the Wickedpedia is making it as difficult as possible to find any reference to him.

As far as the Wickedpedia is concerned “Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name.” and  “The page “Andrew Saul (nutrition)” does not exist.”, just check out the garbage returned at : https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?search=Andrew+Saul+%28nutrition%29&title=Special%3ASearch&fulltext=1&ns0=1

You absolutely know it must be truth with a capital T TRUTH … if the Wickedpedia is going to such lengths to hide information about Dr. Andrew W. Saul. For my friends and readers, just check out http://www.doctoryourself.com/, for the rest of the world, you may as well go visit the Karens on Facebook.

Cheers

Joe

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Who Ya Gonna Call?  When it comes to personal health I am not much a fan of Karen on Facebook … or any other established authority for that matter … just follow the money and look at their track record.

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My Atheist Friend(s) … I’ve had a few … Friends, that is …

The Chill Mix above is titled Thailand 2019 … I wonder how much has changed since I spent several weeks over there in Asia back in the early 1980’s.  Backpack and a passport …  no Visa, no Tour Group, no reservations.  Landed in Bangkok about 10:00 PM on Chinese New Year … that was a mind altering experience.

Right now I am thinking about the past, sipping a nice coffee, and listening to “Carpe Lumen“. Thinking about our top of mind troubles, and just how good we have it here, in spite of all those top of mind troubles. If one has never been anywhere else then it’s probably harder to realize just how good we have it here even in the middle of a “Killer” pandemic …but then again, …

While I think of it, here’s  important link to an extraordinarily well researched and footnoted/referenced blog post here. Just finished reading it … and it is a topic near and dear to my heart, about which I have been posting off and on for several years now.

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For holding these views I have been both praised a bit, and of course, largely reviled, ridiculed, and belittled, by family and acquaintances both face to face and on “Social Media”, as a conspiracy theory nut job, and worse. Of course, “Social Distancing” was invented on “Social Media”, right?

But still, it moves, and the post is well worth the read, unless of course you get all your information (unreferenced) from Karen on Facebook.

I think of life as a kind of bus trip. It is a lot like traveling by bus in India or Nepal. If you have ever  actually traveled like this you will understand instantly what I mean about this being like life. Nothing is certain. You may, or may not arrive. Death may be just a silly oopsie away, and you do not share the driver’s belief in rebirth.  And nothing has changed much since I lived as a WT.

You find yourself cheek to jowl with reality in all it’s splendor. You don’t ask what the food is or was, you only drink the tea or the beer, you are just glad to get a break and have something to eat.

You arrive eventually at your stop (if God permits it), so covered in the dust of travel that you cannot even tell what the original colors of your clothes are or even see the numbers on the face of your watch. and the clothes and watch are utterly irrelevant anyway so the dust really doesn’t matter. You are just overjoyed to have arrived and you spontaneously thank God for your deliverance.

A Metaphor of Life everywhere … riding on the bus

Along the way, we keep passing this familiar side road on this long bus ride of life. It kinda looks like this, like life’s a beach. And if we get off the bus and walk down the side road, we find ….

The side road is always the same, it’s always full of masked figures strutting and preaching repetitively about how evil and pernicious Faith is. How naive or even willfully stupid the faithful are. how faith keeps us from having fun.

Cluck, cluck, the raised eyebrow, the crook of the lips, the roll of the eyes. “There’s probably no God, now stop worrying and enjoy your life” from a bus ad by the British Humanist Bus Advertising Campaign, full of sound and fury and all that.

The supercilious shrug of pseudo-compassion and soi-disant tolerance. Blood relatives, friends, acquaintances, perfect strangers. You happen to say something they disagree with : “BULLS_ _ T!

All sound and fury, preaching the same oration in endless variations, but ultimately all the same movie, the same script, the actors and the skin color, and the perversions change but the series continues playing endlessly, another season of banality and evil, another, another,  what’s that now – season 2015?  … 2016? … 2017? … 2018? Whatever … life’s a beach, life’s a beach, life’s a beach …  and it is always a dead end.

Can’t disagree, can’t talk about anything real, can’t disturb the great godless circle jerk. That’s just appalling behavior, dont’cha know?.

Czesław Miłosz was a Polish poet, prose writer, translator and diplomat of Lithuanian origin. His World War II-era sequence, “The World”, is a collection of twenty naive poems. Following the war, he served as Polish cultural attaché in Paris and Washington, D.C., then in 1951 defected to the West.

His nonfiction book, “The Captive Mind” (1953), became a classic of anti-Stalinism. He was prescient : A link, again, to that well researched and footnoted/referenced blog post here. Again, this is well worth the read, unless of course you get all your information (unreferenced) from Karen on Facebook.

From 1961 to 1998 he was a professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. He became a U.S. citizen in 1970. In 1978 he was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and in 1980 the Nobel Prize in Literature.

SatanSo, Czesław Miłosz: “A true opium of the people is a belief in nothingness after death: the huge solace of thinking that for our betrayals, greed, cowardice, murders, we are not going to be judged.”

Which trip are you on my brothers and sisters, my friends? I can understand why you might roll your eyes at me but ” If I have spoken evil, give testimony of the evil; but if well, why strikest thou me?”

A couple of interesting reads … Gunning for God, and Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves“,  well worth the time and the money.

Read them both back to back and then think about things for a bit.  Think about where you are on your bus trip. Did you get off at the side road? Are you mad at God because you think he is not listening?  Are you the little kid who packed his bag and is running away from home? “I’ll show them!”

A final important link to that extraordinarily well researched and footnoted/referenced blog post here. This is well worth the read, unless of course you get all your information (unreferenced) from Karen on Facebook.

Ask yourself “Do you stand with the Pharisees and Pilate? Do you still want the latest Barabbas?” what historical cast of characters are reincarnated in the NWO?

Cheers

Joe

Life is a training camp, a journey … and death is just the intermission … before the Grad.

disclaimer for the nit pickers: we take pride in being incomplete, incorrect, inconsistent, and unfair. We do all of them deliberately … but still it moves …

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