Saturday, January 16, 2016

My reaction the the Republican debates.


I've kept my political mouth shut. Until now. About the presidential candidates. Every last one of them is a snake, a liar and a pig. All with the exception of Bernie Sanders. Barack Obama has been a poor president but at least he has while hardly being resplendent he has maintained a modicum of presidential decency regardless of all the shenanigans that have pierced the bubble of presidential immunity. As many of you know I don't watch television much. I've got better things to do. So when I watched the Republican debates to my horror I realized that we are quickly becoming a country that permits blithering idiots who would embarrass the most patient mom, perplex the most understanding therapist offend the holiest priest and insult any serious guru. Watching these men banter back and forth with childish banter was enough to make me want to throw up on my shoe. And I really like these shoes. It's so sad to watch the dignity of the office of the President of the United States fall to a process of politics that encourages and allows such blithering idiots to run for the most dignified office especially at a time when we are being crushed economically by serious nations with serious intelligent and brilliant strategists in India, China and brilliantly emerging leaders in Chile, Vietnam, and parts of eastern Europe.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Good Reasons to Eat Garlic

Eagting garlic on an empty stomach is and extremely effective way to prevent and treat numerous diseases. According to a number of studies, consuming garlic before eating or drinking anything will significantly strengthen your immune system. Why is this so? In this case, bacteria are more exposed to the antibacterial properties of garlic.
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Regular consumption of garlic on an empty stomach will significantly reduce blood pressure levels, prevent cardiovascular and heart problems, and will improve the function of your bladder and liver.
Garlic can effectively treat stomach problems, including diarrhea. Also, it has been proved that garlic can also help with certain nerve problems, but only if consumed on an empty stomach.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Post reply to a recent discussion about cannabis on the Graham Hancock facebook page.

I posted this in response to this article.

I love Graham Hancock. He's a brave and brilliant visionary and explorer. My experience with cannabis was not like his. And yet not completely unlike his. I quit after a few short years (that I can not even remember) of use in the early 80'd to go on to grow and change without the drug. I used Transcendental Meditation to mitigate stress and Kyria Yoga to quell anxiety and depression instead of alcohol and pot. My family was deeply damaged by alcohol cigarettes and the lies perpetrated by the industries behind them. The sudden legalization of cannabis raised the specter of profiteering and governments desperate for tax revenue while ignoring the possible damage legalization might do. CERTAINLY this is wrong.

Friday, January 8, 2016


Robert has become infamous among health conscious circles as a pusher for expedited drug approvals. Having founded the Duke University Translational Medicine Institute, his focus has been on ensuring that experimental and potentially dangerous drugs are pushed into the mass-market as quickly as possible.
Even if you exclude the grant money he received for his work, Robert also profited substantially through an augmented salary from Big Pharma.
As TIME Magazine puts it, Califf is “…contractually underwritten in part by several huge pharmaceutical companies, including Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly and Novartis. He also receives as much as $100,000 a year in consulting fees from some of those companies, and from others.”
In other words, Robert is a bought man–a corporate puppet shilling for the highest bidder–the essence of a conflict of interest. Although he was grilled by Senate leaders in November 2015, our “senators” eventually went on their holiday vacation without coming to a final decision. The ultimate choice to appoint Robert to the head of the FDA is still inconclusive.
The revolving door between U.S. regulatory agencies and private companies is nothing new, and examples of corruption abound. Julia Gerberding, formerly of the Center for Disease Control, later went on to become president of Merck’s vaccine division.
During her presidency, a whistle blower named Dr. William Thompson admitted to having destroyed evidence regarding a Merck MMR vaccine and its relation to autism. However, Julia ignored the controversy and refused to take decisive action to address the scandal.
The tampering of research is an integral part of Big Pharma’s business model. Truly empirical, scientific rigor would expose many of the deadly side-effects / alternative health measures that the general public is unaware of. Thus, the industry has been swift in providing large grants to fund university research, which naturally creates a conflict of interest that skews studies in favor of those funding them.
The actual decision to appoint Robert Califf as head of the FDA would only further prove that the revolving door of corruption still spins smoothly.