In about five minutes, eleven-year-old Birke Baehr summed up the despicable behavior of our modern food industry, and how it needs to be fixed. Birke is a homeschooler, and his presentation was better than some commercial documentaries. He provided an evaluation of our tainted food supply, and how the food industry is manipulated by major corporations. At his young age, he is already able to recognize that advertising is often deceptive, and that it is frequently geared toward getting children to market on behalf of corporate interests. We encourage you to watch his entertaining speech, which took place in Asheville, North Carolina.
U.S. Federal Government Threatens the State of California: It Will "Arrest" Residents to Stop Lawful Marijuana Gardens
On November 2nd, Californians will be voting on the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, otherwise known as Proposition 19. The act will decriminalize the possession of cannabis ("marijuana") for amounts under an ounce, and allow people to cultivate it in their home gardens. If enacted, cannabis would be treated like alcohol and tobacco; taxed, and only available to adults.
Staunch opponents compare marijuana's effects to those of alcohol's, but none of them support the prohibition of alcohol. The pro-legalization movement generally consists of two categories of people who are leading the charge. There are those who want to stop S.W.A.T. raids, the subsequent needless (often accidental) deaths, and the wanton splitting-up of families. The other group consists of those who are aware of the financial situation in the United States, and see marijuana taxation as a method to get out of debt. This was also one of the reasons that alcohol prohibition was ended.
Threatening warning letters have now been sent to eight supplement companies which are selling chelation products online. An FDA spokesman told the Washington Post that on one hand, the F.D.A. maintains that chelation methods are unproven, and ineffective; just as they do with nutritional supplements. Yet, at the same time, their excuse for sending out the letters is the fact that chelation therapy is too powerful. It was ripe with the usual doublespeak that is used to avoid discussing the real problems that they have with alternative therapies.
"The companies that received the warning letters sell products without a prescription, often as 'dietary supplements', and describe multiple health benefits, none of which have been proven.
"The agency became alarmed about the growing promotion and easy availability of the products because the substances may cause serious health complications, including dehydration and kidney failure, and possibly be deadly, officials said."
— FDA via the Washington Post
The Whole Story: Alternative Medicine on Trial, by Toby Murcott, sets out to provide an unbiased overview of alternative medicine; cataloging its strengths and weaknesses. Mr. Murcott was the science correspondent for BBC World Radio, and he holds a PhD. in biochemistry. His attempt at unbiased reporting in the book is flawed, because he misses a crucial point of good journalism: a journalist cannot ethically present both sides of a controversy in a balanced manner, if either side is known to be distorting the facts. A reporter has a duty to note such deceptions, or he merely becomes a passive part of the propaganda apparatus himself, through his omissions. Objectivity is a vaulted (but rarely seen) ideal of modern journalists, but it is hardly idyllic whenever it seduces them into perpetuating known lies themselves. They may be drawn into the corruption themselves, ironically by working to distance themselves from it.
We have written in the past about the detriments of socialized medicine, and informed our readers that underneath its sparkling guise of humanitarianism resides an insidious charade that will lead to less options, and worse care.
In Britain, which has the supposed gold standard of socialized medicine, the elderly are denied knee replacements and cataract surgeries, due to a collapsing economy. The weakest of society are being left to suffer, something perhaps devolving into the caveman past, or worse. Some of the nursing homes have been shutdown as a cost saving move. Perhaps the elderly will find a better life on the streets with the alcoholics and hopeless drug addicts, and perhaps they will finally feel shameful for being such parasites upon society. Parasites are exactly what they ultimately are under communistic and socialistic ideologies, and the behavior in Britain is more than proof of it.
Most people believe that doctors save far more than they harm, and that any doctor-induced injuries are usually minor. However, there is plenty of evidence that shows otherwise. In the year 2000, doctors in Israel decided to go on strike; demanding increases in pay. Before long, morticians began to notice a bizarre trend.
“The number of funerals we have performed has fallen drastically”.
— Hananya Shahor, the veteran director of
Jerusalem's Kehilat Yerushalayim burial society.
During Christmas time, people tend to be more trusting, and are not as vigilant about protecting their health as they are throughout the year. Yet, there are elevated poisoning risks during Christmas. One of the biggest health threats at Christmas is lead. Lead is present in the cabling of Christmas lights, and in the solder of artificial Christmas trees.
American shoppers may notice this warning on Christmas light packages:
"Handling the coated electrical wire on this product exposes you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after use."
"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man."
-- Albert Einstein
Bees have been slowly declining in number since 1972 . The drop in bee populations was traditionally called "fall dwindle disease", which is cited here for the aid of future research; even though the word disease is not applicable. In 2006, a far more rapid bee population decline ensued. The problem was renamed to "colony collapse disorder", or less frequently "honey bee depopulation syndrome". Despite the various mentally-challenged naming conventions of this problem, it nevertheless is becoming a very serious problem for all of us. Prior to 2006, the gradual decline was attributed to a number of causes, including pesticide use and Varroa mites. By early 2007, the decline had reached new proportions. Bees simply disappeared, instead of dying in their hives. Large bee hives became miniature ghost towns, and there is still no official explanation for the disappearance of the bees.
The Washington Post recently reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is using the process that is designed for veterinary drugs to approve genetically modified salmon. The F.D.A. does not have any legitimate process for regulating genetically modified foods, despite the fact that this request has been pending for 10 years. Approving genetically engineered salmon as a veterinary drug allows for research data to be conveniently hidden from the public, under the guise of trade secrets. It is yet another example of the F.D.A. using legal chicanery and flagrant deception to sideswipe both U.S. law, and its own mandates.
- Written by C. Thomas Corriher and Sarah C. Corriher C. Thomas Corriher and Sarah C. Corriher
- Category: Reports Reports
The number of queries to the Health Wyze Report for information about fraudulent alternative medicines and unwise supplementation has increased dramatically during the past couple of years. Some of the requests included questions about the wisdom of eating mushrooms to cure cancer, drinking iodine for thyroid issues, and the supposed benefits of eating underwater plants. The questions might have been funny if the long term results of the misinformation were not so tragic. As health researchers, we noticed unmistakable trends that could not be ignored concerning the increases in frequency of these requests. The spikes occurred especially after two events.