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Hot Topic: Single-Payer
Universal Health Care
The most important issue of your life.
“America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.” Walter Cronkite
We are told Single-Payer Health Care is off the table, that it cannot possibly get enough votes. Even President Obama, who while he was Senator Obama and in favor of single-payer, has changed his mind. Even President Obama can be bought.
Ironically, many do not know what single-payer is, yet it is quite simple: There is only ONE payer: the government.
Republicans call this Socialized Medicine; the stuff we’ve been warned of since the late fifties.
My father was a physician. He told me that socialized medicine would destroy our medicine. However, this was before HMOs, insurance companies, the AMA, the FDA, and Pharmaceutical interests destroyed medicine. This was before we began paying billions to the CEOs of HMOs.
It is not socialized medicine. It is publicly funded, privately delivered health care. It is health care that is not profit based. Thank God.
Today over 15,000 physicians (many Republican physicians too) and health care workers want single-payer Health Care. A majority of nurses want single-payer.
The answer is simple: They want to practice medicine. They don’t want to sit around on the phone for hours arguing with an insurance agent about what procedures they can or cannot perform.
Consider this: the ONLY change in medical care will be who pays. Instead of the insurance company paying for your care, the government will be paying. This is the ONLY change in health care. You will get the doctor of your choice. You will get the medicine you need. And if you are on vacation, 1000 miles from home and you need a doctor, you’ll get it, and nobody will ask you if you have insurance.
This one simple change has set the US topsy-turvy. Right wing talking heads have turned up the volume; senators are pleading with us to keep the government out of health care; network television has played half hour programs decrying socialized medicine and how it will destroy us.
“Don’t let government takeover of medicine kill the best health care system in the world!”
In past issues we have debunked a lot of the crazy stuff circulating the web and the country. The massive attack on single-payer is one issue that must be debunked and debunked thoroughly.
Because there are TRILLIONS of dollars that stand to be lost.
Not millions, not billions; trillions.
Trillions of dollars stand between YOU and your RIGHT to Health Care, and you will be lied to in Technicolor over and over and over until you drink the Kool-Aid. Expect the opposition to wheel out someone who’s been screwed over by the Canadian health care system (who says we have to adopt theirs?) to prove that Universal Health Care is bad for us. Expect the battle to get dirty and every person associated with Universal Health care to be slandered. Expect the worst. That’s what greed brings out; the worst in human beings.
|One has to ask himself why every
Republican in Washington is against Universal Health
Besides the obvious money issues and the Republican bent of supporting corporations over individuals, there is one reason that seems to fly under the radar:
In England, the party that passed Universal Health Care stayed in power for 40 years.
If the Democrats pass Universal Health Care, the Republican party will be insignificant for an entire generation.
It is hard to fathom why any Democrat would not want to push through Universal Health Care. My guess would be a lack of spine.
“I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.” Will Rogers
The following video is a segment of the movie Network. Apparently, after Barak Obama was elected, someone sat him down and gave him this same speech.
"… you have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and you will atone!"
And yes, health care is a right. It’s something that is given quite freely to the persons we elect to represent us. It is NOT a privilege to represent us; it is not an honor. It is a mandate, by the people, that those we’ve sent to Washington represent the will of the people. When a representative of the people gets health care, this is proof enough that health care is a right.
We are the only industrialized nation on the planet that doesn’t have Single-Payer, Universal Health Care. We are the only nation in which a person can go bankrupt (over 50% of bankruptcies are caused by medical bills) because of medical bills, even if you have insurance. In most countries with Single-Payer, it is illegal to sell the type of medical insurance offered in this country.
Your representatives and even your president have been bought and paid for on this issue of health care. Senator Max Baucus of Montana has received more money from the insurance and health care industry than any other Democrat; is there any question why Single-Payer was not on the table when his hearings began? Is there any question why nurses went to jail forcing Baucus to hear their point of view on Single-Payer?
Why aren’t single-payer advocates allowed to testify before
Baucus’ committee? Follow the money. Campaign donations explain
why, and demonstrate that the Senate Finance Committee should
not be in charge of health care. Senator Reid should remove
the health care reform bill from Baucus and start all over before
the Health Committee in the Senate.
Here’s why Baucus is not doing the people's business:
According to OpenSecrets.org, over his career he has taken donations from:
The Insurance Industry: $1,170,313
Health Professionals: $1,016,276
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products Industry: $734,605
Hospitals/Nursing Homes: $541,891
Health Services/HMOs: $439,700
That is a grand total of $3,902,785. Can we trust Baucus to put aside the profits of the industries that have kept him in the Senate? Will he put the people’s necessities ahead of the profits of his contributors? Baucus has shown his bias and should be removed from leading the health care reform effort by the Democratic Party leadership.
In 2008 Baucus had virtually no challenger in Montana. A little-known Republican was on the ballot, and Baucus won with 73% of the vote. But, Baucus sought big donations from big business anyway. He used his connections to corporations with business before his committee to raise an immense campaign fund of more than $11 million. In 2008, 91% of his donations come from individuals living outside of Montana, which is why he is more the “Senator for K Street” then the Senator for Montana. Corporate health profiteers who invested in Baucus will now benefit from his stewardship over health care reform. His 2008 donations from health care profiteers included:
Health Professionals: $537,141
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products: $524,813
Health Services/HMOs: $364,500
Hospitals/Nursing Homes: $332,826
That is $1,826,652 Baucus took from these industries, and now he can reward them by deforming health care reform.
The health care profiteers knew that Baucus would determine their fate and ponied up. Now the only thing standing between them and their payback is a single-payer national health care plan. Yet single-payer, which would end private insurance and control the cost of pharmaceutical drugs, is not being considered—not even allowed to participate in the conversation before Baucus.
It is not just the chairman of the committee who has received massive donations. The full Finance Committee is a gluttonous embarrassment of campaign pay-offs. In 2008 the committee members received a total of $13,263,986 from industries affected by health care reform. Can we trust this committee to put the interests of the people before their donors?
The donations to the Finance Committee in 2008 included:
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products: $3,308,831
Hospitals/Nursing Homes: $2,809,353
Health Services/HMOs: $2,041,902
These industries expect to be rewarded with billions, even trillions, in profits and hundreds of millions in corporate welfare. Senator Baucus’s behavior shows they have made a good investment—they've bought themselves a senator who should be called Chairman Blagojevich. He is doing his best to make sure the single-payer message is not heard because he knows it is the fairest, most efficient and cost-effective way to ensure health care access for all Americans—but he can't let that be implemented because it would put some of his donors out of business and control the profits of others.
It is time to remove Baucus from the leadership of health care reform. It is time to move the critically important priority of reforming America’s health care system from the Finance Committee and put it before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. At least their mission is health care, not money.
Kevin Zeese is the executive director of the FreshAirCleanPolitics.net, which is urging a single-payer national health care system as part of its ProsperityAgenda.US project. Along with seven others, Zeese was arrested when he testified from the audience of a recent Senate Finance Committee meeting on health care. See the video on YouTube.
We can only pray that any new health care bill will include spine transplants for Democrats.
Everyone in Washington feels that if they want to get re-elected, they’re going to need the support of, the money of, the health care industry (HMOs, insurance companies, the AMA, and the Pharmaceutical Industry).
“Members of Congress are the only people in the world expected to take large amounts of money from strangers and then act as if it has no effect on their behavior.” Bill Moyers
Yet this one issue is big enough to get anyone re-elected, including the president without any money from the health care industry. In fact, the most beloved politician in Canada is Lester B Pearson, the Prime Minister who brought Universal Health Care to Canada.
Barak Obama could go down in history as the most beloved President in our history over this one single issue. But when he tells us that if only we were starting from scratch, Single-Payer would make more sense, we know that he's thinking about the insurance industry; we can't just ruin the insurance industry no matter how many people die because they've turned them down for procedures.
“When a Democrat runs on change, the only change we'll get after the election is he becomes more like a Republican.” Anonymous
This next election, coming up in less than 17 months, should be a single issue election: health care. But there is a slight problem: to keep money out of health care, we have to keep money out of our election process.
You see, for progressive candidates to get elected (those representatives who work for the people interests), they need money. To get that money, they have to pander to special interests, and not the interests of the people. So, this next election will be a two issue election: take the money out of both the health care system and the election process. And it is going to be tough, because when money is involved, when greed is motivation, expect lies, deception, and hypocrisy to rise to the realm of sainthood.
Money Talks ― Universal Health Care Walks
To someone who has lost everything because of medical bills there is no left or right, no Liberal, no Conservative. There is only the pain of losing everything.
If health care costs continue to rise at their current rates, it will cost $24,000 a year to insure a family of four by 2016, an 84 percent increase from today. At these rates, half of American households would have to spend at least 45 percent of their income to be insured. (Congressional Hearings 2008)
A majority of health care workers, a majority of Americans, wants Single-Payer, Universal Health Care. Screw bi-partisanship. The American public has voted. Let it be known that the American public expects their representatives and their president to work for them and not for the insurance companies, the pharmaceutical companies, and the HMOs.
When the Republicans had a smaller majority than the Democrats have today, they rammed their agenda down the throats of the American people. They put Justice Roberts on the Supreme Court; a judge who in his career on the bench always ruled against any individual who was up against a corporation. They rammed false intelligence and an illegal war down our throats; tax breaks to the wealthy; extreme rendition and torture; a complete agenda that most Americans felt was un-American was rammed down our throats.
The Democrats have a majority. The people have spoken. Screw bipartisanship. It’s time to ram Single-Payer Health Care down the throats of the Republicans.
Yet many Democrats, including the President (who called for Single-Payer Health Care on the campaign trail, June 29th 2008), are backing away from Single-Payer. Obviously, something is wrong when major changes to the ridiculous Medicare Part D have yet to come about.
Within his first hundred days, President Obama could have reversed the rule that disallowed the government from negotiating with drug companies.
Apparently “Yes We Can” didn’t actually mean “Yes We Will.”
Editor's Note: Bill Maher got it right, twice in a row, in his New Rules. They are posted below in Tid Bits: New Rules.
We must let our representatives know: If a Republican wants to get re-elected, vote YES on Single-Payer Health Care. If a Democrat wants to get re-elected, vote YES on Single-Payer Health Care. If an Independent wants to get re-elected, vote YES on Single-Payer Health Care.
Health care to be true health care must be non profit. The bottom line for any profit based industry is profit. This is a simple fact. True health care must be non profit.
We can do this. We just have to get on the phones, write letters, write emails, and keep on our representatives. We can do this.
· The US has the best health care system in the world.
This is pure bunk. Flag waving chauvinists constantly tell us: “We’re number one! We’re number one,” even if we’ve done nothing to prove it or earn it.
The American health care system is the most expensive system in the world, yet the World Health Organization ranks us 37th in the world.
In infant mortality, out of the 38 industrialized nations, we’re 33rd, very near the bottom.
Chauvinists who proclaim that our modern medicine is why the average longevity in America grows each year are blowing smoke; in the past two years, our longevity figures have begun to shrink.
· Government takeover of health care.
The far right likes to play with words. They took the Inheritance Tax and renamed it the Death Tax. Smart move. Most Americans will never see an inheritance, but they’ll see death, and suddenly more people are worried about this tax that won’t ever affect them.
“Single-payer” has become “Government Takeover,” and that sounds really bad. The government “paying” for health care doesn’t sound that bad; but the government taking over health care; well, we all know that’s bad.
I heard a Republican ask the other day if we wanted the government bureaucracy that brought us Katrina bringing us health care.
I always smile when a Republican is stupid enough to bring up Katrina. So let’s look at the myth he’s trying to promulgate:
· Government bureaucracy is always inefficient.
The implication of this statement is that private corporations are much more efficient than government agencies. This has led to privatization. However, privatization is just another term for profitization, and there goes all the savings a private corporation could ever have over government agencies.
Yes, we all know about government bureaucracy. We’ve all stood in line at the DMV. We all know the stories of the military handing out winter clothes in the summer. But for every person who’s ever stood in line at the DMV, there are 1000 elderly getting their Social Security checks on time from a government agency, delivered to these people by another government agency, the post office. For every soldier who’s ever gotten winter clothing in the summer time, there are thousands of hungry children getting hot meals because of a government agency. Yes, bureaucracy can be inefficient, but the only thing single-payer will change, once again, is who pays. The government pays. That’s it.
Ironically, the bureaucracy and paperwork of private insurance now eats up 30% of our health care dollars.
A “streamlined” single-payer system can save more than $350 billion yearly. Take the profit out of the system, and the savings is mind boggling.
· Higher taxes, longer waits, rationed care, substandard care.
We’re going have to take these one at a time.
Higher taxes: perhaps. Taxes might go up, but insurance rates will drop. It’s a wash.
Sadly, because the previous administration took the tax burden off the wealthy and heaped it onto the backs of the middle class, it is the middle class who have been paying for the war in Iraq. England realized a very simple concept: if we can pay to kill people, we should be able to pay to heal people.
We truly need to put the tax burden on the shoulders of those who have received the most from society. They should be paying for our health care, especially since we’ve paid for “their” war.
As for higher costs, in the long run, universal health care in the US will be so much cheaper, especially for businesses. New businesses will be able to start up while existing businesses can flourish. People will become more mobile; they’ll be able to leave an existing job and hunt for a better, more suitable job knowing they can’t lose their health care.
Longer waits: interviews and polls from Canada, Sweden, England, France, etc. all show that the wait times after incorporating single-payer got shorter. Why? because the average wait time in the emergency rooms just went down.
Have you ever had to go to urgent care? I took a friend in with a migraine. We waited over an hour and a half.
Yes, some systems have seen a slow down, but I happen to be a recipient of socialized health care already from the Veterans Administration, and I’ve also visited an HMO.
Since they’ve streamlined the VA, I’ve never waited more than five minutes past my appointment time to see my physician. My one trip to an HMO I waited 45 minutes past the scheduled appointment to see the doctor. So much for that myth.
Rationed Care: this was debunked on a recent Bill Moyers Journal when he interviewed two physicians. They both agreed that we have enough medical care in the country to handle everyone for a long time. They admitted that somewhere down the line, as the population grows, we might have to do something, but right now, every patient will get the care they need, and NO insurance man will stand in the way.
Substandard Care: we are told by many that when they were in the military they got substandard care. It’s funny, sitting in a temporary building in need of painting, how the care just seems substandard to having your own hospital room with cable TV and hot and cold running nurses.
I have never in my life received substandard care in a military of veteran’s hospital. In fact, I’ve received better and faster care than when I spent $300 to visit a doctor friend of mine at an HMO.
· Universal healthcare would be exactly that. If Republicans point out that any universal healthcare scheme would include heroin addicts, meth heads and others who brought their health problems on themselves through poor individual decisions, independents and moderates would reconsider supporting Obama's plan. Who likes the idea of their tax dollars being spent on the health of junkies?
Funny thing, but we already pay for junkies. We pay to have them hunted down, arrested, jailed, rehabilitated, and then the spiral starts over. We are already paying for them.
Sadly, the war on drugs is a waste of time and money. In countries where drugs have been either decriminalized or legalized, drug usage just goes down, and the costs to the taxpayers shrinks dramatically.
Every single objection to single-payer Health Care is a bogus argument FINANCED by the industries that stand to lose TRILLIONS. This is a simple fact, and sadly, everyone in Washington, including our president, has been paid off.
And the really good thing about Single-Payer Health Care is if you want to pay for your own doctor on your own time at your own convenience, you can. Nobody is stopping you.
From the Los Angeles Times
These negotiations are very telling. The health care industry is admitting that they have been ripping off the American public to the tune of billions.
Profit driven medicine has created the most expensive, and most dysfunctional health care system in the world. Our system is ranked 37th in the world today and yet we pay the most.
According to the Consumer's Union, "Right now, [the health care industry is] spending $1.4 million per day on lobbyists to make sure your Senators hear exactly why they need more of your health care dollars."
What to do? Grass Roots!
We make the next election a SINGLE ISSUE election. Thirty-nine million voting age adults lack health insurance. Millions more have health insurance they cannot afford. Millions more are underinsured. Millions upon millions have been turned down for procedures they need. Hundreds of thousands have died because they had health insurance but could not get the procedures they need.
The majority of Americans want single-payer Health Insurance. This is a fact. The majority of health care workers want single-payer.
The problem is money. Our representatives will not have enough money to get re-elected and represent us if they support single-payer.
The New Revolution: Get out the vote!
In just 17 short months, every seat in the House will be up for re-election. Call your representative and tell them, firmly, respectfully, that you will support ONLY a candidate that is firmly behind single-payer. It’s that simple.
Get out, talk to neighbors, make sure everyone calls their representatives and candidates and make them completely aware that this next election is a SINGLE ISSUE election: single-payer, Universal Health Care and ultimately Campaign Finance Reform.
We need to push for public campaign financing and take the money out of the system of politics. We have to level the playing field, and this one issue, health care, has made it blindingly obvious that our representatives represent those who pay for their campaigns and not their constituents.
Seventy-three percent of Americans want a public option that will create Universal Health Care. The majority of physicians and nurses want Universal Health Care. The AMA doesn’t want Universal Health Care but they’ve not polled their doctors.
Six out of ten Americans are willing to pay more in taxes for Universal Health Care. Some think we should roll back the Bush Tax Cuts, but rolling back all the way to the Reagan Tax Cuts will not only pay for health care, it will begin to pay to rebuild our infrastructure.
But the Times/CBS poll found 85 percent of respondents wanted major healthcare reforms and most would be willing to pay higher taxes to ensure everyone had health insurance. An estimated 46 million Americans currently have no coverage. [Reuters]
The Democratic Party, the one that supposedly represents the little guy (there are more little guys than big guys in the world) holds the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. Yet they tell us that single-payer is off the table because it won’t get enough support.
This is a bold faced lie. The only thing between us and Single-Payer, Universal Health Care right now is us. We must demand it. We must march in the streets. We must call each individual from Congress who is up for re-election and demand they put single-payer back on the table, or say good bye to Washington.
Throw the bums out. Throw Max Baucus out. Throw Barak Obama out. Throw out all those who refuse to represent the will of the people.
If single-payer goes away, we have only ourselves to blame.
HOLD YOUR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PEOPLE.
Take five minutes out of your life and call your senators and representatives, and leave a note for Obama too. Here are the numbers to the White House switchboard. You can reach everyone who represents you from here: 800-828-0498, 800-614-2803 and 877-851-6437.
If you don't know your Senator, you can call this number, plug in your zip code, and they will send you to one, then call back and they'll send you to the other: 1-800-944-6762
Further Reading and Links:
Tell President Obama What You Think
Physicians For a National Health Care Program
Bill Moyer's Journal (http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/archives/archives.php) find the archives for May 22, 2009.
Ruin Your Health With the Obama Stimulus Plan
The following two articles have been highlighted recently. They are superbly written and eye openers:
THE COST CONUNDRUM
What a Texas town can teach us about health ca
The Moral Hazard Myth
The bad idea behind our failed health-care system
We've written a few new recipes (very VERY healthy), and wrote a definitive paper on making the perfect mayonnaise (which includes our best recipe for our Super Tasty Super Health Mayo).
For a summertime treat, we've posted our Mashed Potato Salad. If you like potato salad, you'll love this. But...you'll have to make our Mayo first!
Our Greek Pasta Salad is another cool summertime treat. Again, you'll have to make our Mayo first.
To see a list of all our recipes, click here: Recipes.
Mental Secrets to the Perfect Weight
If you are having problems with losing weight (we know sticking to a diet can be difficult), then this message will be the most important message you will ever read.
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This is not the typical weight loss program that you might be used to seeing. It is not a "diet" or a "workbook" and it won't try to psychoanalyze you with a bunch of "inner child" mumbo-jumbo..
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Editor's Note: We've reviewed these CDs and found them absolutely marvelous. Weight loss has to be a life style change, not just a diet. As I write these words, however, I'm testing a substance that has proven to help lose body fats in clinical studies. It's called Irvingia gabonensis and is the subject of the next article.
|Fat Buster from Africa|
But then one of our affiliates sent me some samples and asked me to try them.
Instead of trying them, I searched for studies on the substance, Irvingia gabonensis from Africa, and sure enough, it's been tested.
Long story short, in a double blind study, ten weeks after the start, the average weight loss in the experimental group was 28 pounds. These people made no lifestyle changes at all.
To top it off, the group taking Irvingia gabonensis brought their HDL and LDL into a healthier balance, lowered their C-reactive Protein (an indication of inflammation and the main culprit behind cardiovascular disease), and they lowered their fasting blood sugar rates.
There is much more to learn about this substance. I found a medical paper explaining the science behind it, but the results are still coming in, and we'll handle this in a future edition. For now, our friends at Body Building dot com have a darn good price on it:
Editor's Note: I've been trying this product for just a few weeks. I'm really surprised. Without changing my routine, the belly fat is dropping off.
Forget the hype, you can beat it easily.
It's hard to believe the words Tamiflu came out of President Obama's mouth when the world was freaking out over this new flu bug. That stuff will kill you quicker than the flu.
With news flowing 24/7, they have to create hype just to create viewers, thus we had pandemic on our hands.
When the hype began building, we sent out a letter to our readers linking them to a few pages at this site to help them beat the flu. We also found some more interesting links to sites that described how our government is experimenting with new bugs. Just what we need.
We also told our readers about Del-Immune V™.
So, to save us all time, I'm going to link you all again, and then tell you how I finally, after 19 years of searching, found a cure for the common cold.
How to Beat the Cold & Flu Season
CDC to mix avian, human flu viruses in pandemic study (Wooo hooo!)
Click here: Army: 3 vials of virus samples missing from Maryland facility - CNN.com (Army 3, Navy 0)
Del-Immune V™ (From Russia With Love)
And now....on with the big news. I was hit by a cold, I beat it in five hours. Here's the story:
Conquering the Common Cold
Wilderness Family Naturals Certified
A lot of readers have thanked us for our Super Mayo recipe. They’ve discovered that healthy can actually taste good. However, sometimes you just don’t have the time or energy to make your own, and we’ve found a Mayo that is almost as perfect as ours.
Wilderness Family Naturals has just introduced their organic mayo. The three oils used to create it are: Certified Organic, (Raw) Centrifuged Extra Virgin Olive Oil; Certified Organic, (Raw) Unrefined Sesame Seed Oil; Certified Organic, (Raw) Centrifuged Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
They sent us a bottle to review, and we liked it. In fact, when we made our own mayo the next time, we decided to try their combo of oils. Worked out great.
The only thing missing in this mayo are your omega-3s. Omega-3 EFAs are really hard to work with and deal with. They go bad quickly and you have to be very careful with anything you make using them.
But, in the end, this mayo from Wilderness Family Naturals is just plain good, and healthy. When you can’t make your own, have some on hand!
|Miracle Cure for Alcoholism|
The author of the original piece has updated the article by adding the therapy schedule and dosage. If you are interested, please read: Miracle Cure for Alcoholism.
Diamond V XPC Update — EpiCor Update
People still write to us concerning EpiCor asking if there is a cheaper way to get it. When it first came out, it was pricey and then Dr David Williams (from the newsletter Alternatives) recommended everyone go out and buy Diamond V XPC instead since it was ridiculously cheaper. Little did I know he’d just sent some 200 people to my site where they all sent me donations for a baggy full.
Well, the price of EpiCor has come down. Other companies are manufacturing it, and we’ve found one of the best (see below).
As for Diamond V XPC, they’ve come out with an organic form. This year, my chix got the organic form: Diamond V XPC Green. Additionally, they are getting Covalent Silver Solution, and their first week I gave them some Del-Immune V™.
I’m happy to report that we lost the fewest number of baby chicks this year than ever before. One arrived dead, and two died the next day. One was very weak and died two days later. After that, nothing. Normally around the second or third week, something hits (some bug) and I can lose anywhere from half a dozen to a dozen.
Incorporating Diamond V XPC initially cut back on loses. Adding Covalent Silver Solution to their water this year helped three chicks that were showing signs of illness (lethargy), and the Del-Immune V was just another safe guard.
Dr Jonathan Wright, MD sent out a piece on EpiCor that is worth viewing: Click Here.
So, this little update is just to inform you that we’ve found an inexpensive form of EpiCor;
I have Diamond V XPC Green for anyone who wants some for a donation to the Wellness Directory;
And Simply the Best is carrying Del-Immune V™.
This information should get us all through the upcoming flu pandemics with hardly a care.
Singapore Bans Gardasil
While the FDA is happy to promote guidelines for young ladies, who’ve not yet engaged in sexual activities, concerning the Gardasil Vaccine, Singapore is actually protecting its citizens.
Take a look at the video below and make up your own mind.
Ask your doctor if multiple side effects are right for you!
The FDA releases its Drug Safety Newsletter quarterly. It's got some interesting reading.
The latest issue tells us that the drug Reclast, an osteoporosis treatment, has caused some 24 cases of kidney "impairment" with a few cases of "acute kidney failure" all reported over the past two years.
The fix for this, at least what they are telling physicians, is that they should make sure their patients are "adequately hydrated" before they get their Reclast infusion.
The best fix is to avoid the drug, get plenty of vitamin D, eat dark green veggies, make sure that half your fat intake is saturated, and if you have to supplement, try a true bone calcium (which comes with magnesium, boron, and everything healthy bones need).
Oh, and avoid Heartburn Drugs. For your body to take in calcium, you need stomach acid. Read our articles on digestion, but avoid these drugs.
Here's an article from Reuters (Go to Original) I just found on the web:
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Even short-term use of popular acid-reducing heartburn drugs may raise the risk of hip fractures, U.S. researchers said on Monday.
The increased risks appeared two years after patients started taking proton pump inhibitors such as Takeda Pharmaceutical Co's Prevacid and histamine-2 receptor antagonists, or H2RAs, such as GlaxoSmithKline's Zantac, researchers at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco told the Digestive Disease Week meeting in Chicago.
Other proton pump inhibitors include AstraZeneca's Nexium and Prilosec, Wyeth's Protonix and Eisai Co Ltd's Aciphex.
A study in August's Canadian Medical Association Journal suggested long-term use of proton pump inhibitors -- for at least five years -- may raise the risk of hip fractures.
Dr. Douglas Corley, who led the study, said in a statement "the increased risk with short-term use of acid-suppressing drugs suggests that even relatively brief periods of use may be associated with increased risk of hip fractures."
He said patients taking acid blockers should continue treatment at the lowest effective dose, but people at risk of osteoporosis should talk to their doctor about other treatment options.
For the study, Corley and colleagues analyzed data on nearly 40,000 patients taking acid-reducing drugs, and compared them to more than 130,000 patients not taking the drugs.
Patients who had hip fractures were 30 percent more likely to have taken proton pump inhibitors for at least two years, and 18 percent more likely to have taken H2RAs for at least two years.
Risks were lower in people who had taken lower doses.
Those who took less than one pill a day had a 12 percent increase in fracture risk. Patients who took one pill per day had a 30 percent increased risk, while those who took more than one pill a day had a 41 percent higher risk.
People aged 50 to 59 who had been on proton pump inhibitors for more than two years had the biggest increase in fracture risk with taking the drugs, they said.
Another Great FDA Page
The Adverse Event Reporting System is also available online. Take a look and you'll find that Xenical, a prescription strength weight loss drug is toxic to the liver. There is an over the counter version called Alli.
The FDA does NOT tell you to stop using these drugs. They hardly ever do that, but remember, these are not supplements, they're drugs. Were they supplements, they'd be banned in a New York minute.
Lantus (artificial insulin)
Released 7-1-09, the FDA has published that three out of four studies show an increased risk of cancer in diabetics using Lantus.
You can read the article here: Lantus
ADD Drugs (i.e., Adderal, Ritalin)
In a new study funded by the FDA and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) they discovered that kids taking ADHD drugs such as Ritalin and Adderal are SIX TIMES more likely to die suddenly and for unexplained reasons that kids who aren't on these drugs. (The FDA, in their own inimitable way, recommends cautions, NOT in using these drugs, but rather in interpreting the study.)
Further evidence from long term studies show that Ritalin increases the chances of childhood cancers.
Another really bad food safety bill.
Obviously Americans need food safety laws. More than that, we need our laws enforced.
The mad spree of deregulation beginning with Reagan and ending (in suicide) under the last Bush has left many Americans dead in its wake.
We pointed out in our last newsletter that right after the last Bush took office, he immediately quashed some food regulations that led to an immediate outbreak of Lysteria that killed some seventy people
However, the laws coming out of committee in the House of Representatives are being written by money from the corporate food industry, and not by food science professionals. Not by the people who the laws purportedly protect.
The latest is HR 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009.
The problems with the bill are many, but overall, the bill fails to target the real culprits of food contamination, industrialized food companies, agribusiness, and imported foods. Additionally, the bill puts an unfair burden on small, local food producers (where we get our safest food!).
The bill increases hugely the powers of the FDA while decreasing its accountability.
This is just a crime. The FDA has been running a protection racket for huge corporations since I can remember. This is not the time to increase their powers. In fact, it is time to reign them in and reorganize the FDA (see the next article).
Here are a few more things that are wrong with HR 2749 that were sent to us by a conscientious reader:
HR 2749 will require the mandatory imposition of annual registration fees in the amount of $500 upon any "facility" that holds, processes, or manufactures food. Even though "farms" are exempt, the bill's definition of "farm" is so scarcely defined that folks selling cheeses, breads, and other products from their farms or at the farmers market would be required to pay this fee, potentially driving many small producers and start-ups out of business, especially during tough times.
HR 2749 will give FDA the power to directly regulate the methods by which crops are raised and harvested, essentially handing complete and total control of every farming operation to the federal government.
HR 2749 will give FDA the power to halt the movement of all food in a particular geographic area in the event of a food contamination scare or outbreak. The provision directly includes "prohibiting or restricting the movement of food or of any vehicle being used or that has been used to transport or hold such food within the geographic area", effectively shutting down any and all local food sources, farmers markets, or cooperatives within that area, even if their products have no connection to the actual contamination source.
HR 2749 will give limitless power to FDA to conduct random searches of the business records of small farmers and local food providers without a warrant or even the slightest hint of evidence that there has been any sort of violation. It essentially allows clear passage by the federal government into the private records of its choice with no requirement of probable cause or legitimate reason for doing so.
HR 2749 will appoint the Secretary of Health and Human Services as the taskmaster in establishing a food tracing system that will require an extensive, convoluted system of tracking each item and ingredient from origin to distribution. Because the bill fails to outline the logistical procedures for how this complex task will be accomplished and how it will be paid for, it once again hands an unprecedented amount of power over to the federal government to control and tax as it sees fit in order to accomplish whatever arbitrary requirements it wishes to inflict upon our farmers and food producers.
HR 2749 imposes grievous criminal and civil penalties, including fines of up to $100,000 for each violation, per individual, and up to 10 years in prison.
So now, it’s time to write your representative and voice your opposition. Tell them to stop allowing lobbyists for the food industry to write these things. We need REAL food protection.
Here’s a link to your rep’s email address: Congress Email Directory.
And here is a like to a petition you can put your name on: Stop HR 2749.
Change you can REALLY believe in.
We’ve written extensively about the FDA here. While coming down hard on supplements they let drugs get away with murder. And this is no exaggeration.
Take the issue of Stevia.
Stevia is a plant that has been used for centuries as a sweetener. Its leaves are 200 times sweeter than sugar, yet there are no calories.
Then along came Aspartame.
Aspartame was originally turned down by the FDA because it was poison. Did that stop the manufacturers? Heck no. They hired Donald Rumsfeld to use his influence on President Reagan who replaced the head of the FDA with a man who brought along ten of his cronies. Within a very short time, Aspartame was granted the FDA’s seal of approval, and within a year, the head of the FDA and his ten cronies went to work at very high paid jobs with the company making Aspartame.
The corruption goes even further: stevia was soon outlawed, and not because it was dangerous, although that’s what we were told. My ex senator (it’s about Franken time!) Norm Coleman wrote to me that stevia was a dangerous substance and the FDA had to protect us from it.
Stevia came back on the market, but could not be sold as a sweetener, but as a skin refresher. Whatever the heck that means.
Stevia was just too dangerous to sell as a sweetener.
That is until Coca Cola (that super huge megacorporation) came along and decided to switch from Aspartame to Stevia. Did the FDA jump up and stop them from this dangerous move?
Coca Cola is free to use stevia. Stevia is now safe. Thank God for huge corporations; we all know they are more important than the little guys, like you and me. They have only our best interests in mind.
So, let’s get back to the heart of the problem.
The FDA is corrupt and must be reformed. Period.
Go here: Reform the FDA and sign the petition. Then copy the letter and send it to your representative and senators here: Congress Email Directory.
Now…don’t you feel better about yourself?
Hazards of Common Meds
This is an old article published in a previous newsletter, that was subsequently published in an article on the immune system. How this happened, who knows? But at least we've taken the time to update it and put it into its own page and you can read about it here: Hazards.
Asparagus Cure for Cancer
Debunked and verified.
We received in our email a small article on this that just seemed reminiscent of most internet hoaxes. We did a little research and found the original article that had been published in a non professional, non medical magazine in Canada. The magazine, Cancer News Journal, did not have a very large circulation and folded up quite a long time ago.
However, we did find 6 libraries in the US that had copies. Go here to read the full, and debunked, original article: The Asparagus Cure.
Ulrich Abel — A Correction and a New Posting
We were contacted by someone on the web who had written an article called the “Article that Doesn’t Exist.”
He pointed to our web site, the article on Chemotherapy, in which we quoted the biostatistician Ulrich Abel in an article published in the British medical journal the Lancet.
There was only one problem: the Lancet never published the article we’d referenced.
Ok, so I made a mistake. I was determined to fix it.
I finally tracked down the article and discovered it was published in a German magazine called Der Spiegel. Frank Wiewel from People Against Cancer gave us a translation.
We are very grateful to Frank, and we’ve published translation of the full article here: A Dull Weapon: Chemotherapy Almost Useless in Treating Advanced Organic Cancer—Provocative Theses at the Hamburg Cancer Congress.
Ron Salley’s Newest
We’ve tested it, and are still testing it.
Ron sent us a new cream that he’d been testing. He calls is LAM (which, after a few tests, we decided it meant Like A Miracle).
He’d originally called it InstaFlex. It was designed for arthritis pain.
The first people to get it reported back that in “most” cases, the pain went away right away, within 5 to 10 minutes. For those who didn’t get this result, they were instructed to put a hot pad on it and wait a bit longer. Most of those felt results.
Then he got back some startling testimonials concerning not only arthritis, but tendonitis too.
Two professional guitarists who are well into their fifties reported back to him that before a gig, they’d use it like hand cream, wait a few minutes, and their fingers then played like they were 20 again.
One thing it doesn’t seem to work on with much success is lower back pain, though a few people said they did have some success with this.
Now for the miracle: one person who had arthritis in an arm also suffered from psoriasis on that same arm. He applied the cream and the next day, he noticed his psoriasis getting better. Soon he had new pink skin, and he contacted Ron with his amazing story.
Ron then sent us some more to see how it worked on psoriasis and eczema, and sure enough, I’ve not found one case of either that the cream did not help.
Ron called me a few times wondering how the heck to market this stuff? Arthritis? Tendonitis? Psoriasis? Eczema?
Well, then a person with rosacea wrote to me, we got her a sample, and within two days she noticed a change. The bumps were going away along with the redness (though some redness was caused by sunburn).
Now Ron wants to test this on hives and scabies. If you have either of these maladies and promise to send us your results (good or bad), Ron will get you a sample to try out. Just write to us: Ron, I want to try your cream.
Some people still feel that I support Ron because I get lots of money for doing this. I do not. I do get some free creams and a good price when I purchase. But how they work and if they don’t work, you never have to question my veracity.
I’m going to publish all the testimonials we got back from the tests of this cream. Some good, some not so good. Some liked the smell, some thought the smell was gross.
I used the cream faithfully on my arthritic right thumb base with no perceptible results. Thanks.
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I see a big difference but not quite clear! been using it on the back of my scalp...along hairline and in and around ears....I think using it a little longer might get it gone !!!
Let me know when it goes on sale!
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This product is great, after 48 years of severe eczema finally something natural. Little shy on the relief of the deep burning itch, but I am very impressed! Finally all cleared up!
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Been meaning to write and give you an update regarding the LAM cream as well as the HEALON PF™, SUGARFOOT and ASC.
I have to tell you I love everything.
LAM- I was using this on my face before My Dad came into town. He took it home with him. Wish I had more to experiment with. Let me know how much it is, would like to purchase it.
I have this very noticeable deep wrinkle under my right eye. After using it for a few days the wrinkle formed a scab. Now it's not as deep as it was before. I find this quite interesting, and was quite curious to see what would happen after using it for a while.
I hit my foot so bad one day and took the Lam and rubbed it on right away, the pain subsided in about a minute or 2. I kept applying it throughout the day and the redness went away and I was completely pain free.
My Dad started using it as he came. I told him to keep applying it throughout the day. He was here for 7days.
I looked at the Psoriasis before he left and it seemed to be drying up somewhat, but the redness was still there. Dad's psoriasis is pretty severe. If you saw it you would gag. He started getting it on his elbows. He has it on one of his legs.
When I got the creams I did not know which one to go with first, I was so excited to try them all at once. So I have basically not been consistent except for the Lam.
I started first with the Healon™ on areas where I have problem skin, so far it works well . . . . There is a lightening of skin where the bad scars are and on my face.
ASC- I have been using on skin tags and other moley looking things and it does work to remove them but slowly. One is almost gone, the others taking a little longer.
I have used all these on my face and I really like the fact that they moisturize without making my face greasy and clogged which most creams do for me. I don’t use sunblock because I just break out so badly with it.
So far I love these creams and by far are the best that I have ever tried and I have tried many. I feel like I have these containers of magic creams.
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These are the results of our experience with the cream.....I was a professional painter for 15 years....That should give a clue to the trouble I have with my right shoulder, elbow and wrist...Normally, I take 4 Tumeric capsules daily and it handles any discomfort and inflammation nicely...With all the remodeling here, I am doing plenty of painting once again!!...I ran out of Tumeric and my shoulder flared...Were talking pain in my neck, shoulder and arm...hence...NO sleep...I had used the cream successfully on lower back so grabbed the cream and waited...Within a couple minutes I could feel the pain letting up...I reapplied in another hour and the pain was tolerable tho not gone...However, the cream helped enough to allow for sleep....My son is in training for extreme sports...He works as a tree climber/trimmer for his occupation and has a rigorous routine of running, bodybuilding, kick boxing etc...This last weekend he had a HUGE bruise on his back where his trainer landed a good one and it was obviously painful...I rubbed on the cream and he was back in just a few minutes..asking "WHERE did you get this stuff and how do I get more of it?"....Gave a jar to a friend who has severe arthritis....He stated that it lessened the ache but thus far it had not done anything for stiffness....He stated that the sample was too small, for the time needed, to determine if it would have eventually relieved stiffness....In a nutshell, the cream worked very well on tendonitis and severe bruising and sore muscles....Thanks for allowing us to be part of this study
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So far I haven't noticed anything significantly different, although the second day I felt less pain in my shoulder giving me a better range of motion. I have been using the cream on the back of my neck and shoulder.
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Good day to test arthritis cream. I put some on the spot that hurt the worst on my fingers and it started to feel better almost immediately. But it didn't last -- it hurts again now, but not as bad. I also put some on my "arthritis knots" on my thumbs. They don't hurt, but did it to test if it'd change anything. I'll probably use it a few more times today because my fingers don't like this weather at all. Used on Jack's knee, and it quit hurting.
Regarding Healon™ - okay, I'm impressed. I don't know what I did on Saturday, but one of my fingers had a huge swollen black part that hurt a lot. I used Healon™ twice. Today I can't see that anything had been wrong with it, and it doesn't hurt. How in the world does it heal something UNDER the skin?
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Well more good news on the pain relief cream! It’s helping the arthritis I have in my hands and feet and get almost immediate relief after applying it to my joints. I actually thought it was a fluke, and didn’t believe it could help so quickly, but it did! Thanks for sending it! When I run low I WILL be looking for more!
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Last night I had a searing pain running from my neck down through the shoulder blade area...The cream did relieve 95% of the pain on contact.
The cream … seems to numb the pain that runs across my back, neck and shoulders while cooking and doing housework. It relieves the pain on contact about 90-95%. The length of time varies on pain relief from a few minutes to an hour. Id reapply and it would continue to block pain for a short time, possibly a bit longer after reapplication. It’s not obnoxious to use, only a slight menthol scent. It looks like hummus.
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It helped my pain & eczema on my shins.
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I have arthritis in my hands, and feet. My one little finger seems to be affected the most. It hurts all the time in the joint. I have already noticed a dramatic decrease in pain when I use the cream in the morning and night. With working fulltime now, and having to wash my hands often, I can’t use it during the day. I rub it all over my hands as I had been waking up with very stiff sore hands. I can’t believe the difference it seems to make!
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I'm having a flare up because of the storms, and woke up this morning with "fibro neck". I put some on, and it seems to be giving me at least partial relief. Didn't work on the arthritis in my lower back tho.
As for my knees, I have tilted patellas PLUS arthritis, so it's a complex problems. Maybe that's why it didn't work.
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When I got the product, I was pleasantly surprised by the texture and scent..it was very earthy..as though there might be a hint of sesame..I shared the cream with a dear friend...the cream helped soothe my friend's aching wrists (arthritis).
It also protected my skin from being blistered (from a severe scald) as I had been using it for 3 days it didn't do much for nerve pain (whiplash) I think I need something a little more potent for the type of pain I am experiencing.
Thank you for sharing this with me.
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I decided to try the arthritis stuff on the swollen parts of my hand that hurt the worst and were the most stiff (where there weren't open wounds). It definitely helped a LOT! Still hurts, still can't bend my fingers much, but nevertheless it's MUCH better!
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Just want to update you on my progress with the cream. I know I already told you how it has helped my shoulders and upper arms. They are doing so much better and I have a better reach. I still feel in awe every time I get something from my top cabinets.
Now, here is something new to report. I get bad bad bad charley horses in my feet, calves, inside my thighs from the groin to my knees, ribs and occasionally I get them in my neck. I have never found a way to prevent them or make them feel better. So, a couple of days ago I had killer cramps in the upper side of me foot and into the side of my calf. I have cried with these things! Anyway, I applied the cream to the top of my foot and up alongside of my leg. Within minutes the cramp was gone! Now, someone said it was the massaging rather than the cream that helped. Not True! I always massage without relief. So, I am totally loving this cream! I can't thank you enough for sending it to me.
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I am painting the whole inside of my house and just slathered some of that stuff on my shoulders, neck and wrists. I will say that it has helped my hip quite considerably.
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It’s working good for Jer. That's why I wanted it. He’s got tendonitis in his shoulder. And he said that his shoulder is feeling much better when he uses that. He does want to know what if any fragrance is in it. He says it smells good. Don’t ask me. I can't smell it.
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I've used it on arthritis in my shoulders which causes great pain in my upper arms. Used it at bedtime the last 2 nights and slept uninterrupted all night long! It was great! I have also used it on the tops of my feet and my calves. I get terrible "catches" in them and they can last anywhere from a couple of minutes to an hour. This cream has worked almost immediately. I am going to try it on my hips tonight. It's definitely good stuff.
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I hope that guy changes the looks, textures and smell of it...ucky… but so far when I have used it on my hip...it doesn't ache as much and seems to last maybe 4 hours. My wrist is another story...helped a little bit but not a whole lot.
The following testimonials were called in, so I’m relaying them to you from my notes:
A guitar player in Louisiana had not been able to play for over 12 months and after using the LAM for less than one week reported he could play again as if he was 25 years old. He timed the application and found that after he woke up in the mornings and applied the LAM it took a total of 22 minutes for the tendons to relax and he could be normal again. [This was Ron Salley’s brother who is definitely his worst/best critic.]
An elderly German lady who suffered from leg cramps said her legs would almost double up under her for ten to fifteen minutes and were very painful. She applied the LAM and in three to five minutes the cramps were gone and did not return for long periods of time.
A professional baseball pitcher had nagging finger and hand pain. He called me from the first tee box on the golf course to report that he had used the LAM about ten minutes earlier and that all the stiffness in his fingers and hands had completely gone away.
A man in Colorado had reported to me he had eliminated hamstring cramps after applying LAM to his leg. He had just gotten out of a hot tub and still had the pain until he applied the LAM.
A nurse who was scheduled for carpal tunnel surgery of her wrist reported she used the LAM and in less than one hour the pain was completely gone. In two days the pain returned with a vengeance. She again applied the LAM and the pain has not returned in over one month. Goodbye surgery.
A lady in Missouri reported to us that her niece who has had major health problems and has to use crutches to move about. Her hands constantly hurt her to the point of not wanting to walk because of constant crutch pressure on them. She has lived with a pain index of 8 for all the years she can remember, which is a horrible number. After using the LAM for a time (we don't know how long) her pain threshold was reduced to a 4 according to her doctor.
A lady in Miami, Florida who is the administrator for a large health facility had to use a cane to navigate the stairs and had great knee pain. After using the LAM for approximately one week the cane was discarded and she can now move up and down the stairs with no pain and no help from a cane.
LAM is now Available from Simply the Best
One of the problems with marketing anything this good is that if the manufacturer makes any claims, he’s going to get a visit from the FDA or FTC with guns drawn. This is one reason Simply the Best makes no claims on their pages.
The ingredients cannot be listed on the label because the ingredients are so expansive. When Ron sends out a jar, an oversized one ounce jar, he’ll send along a sheet listing the ingredients.
We’re looking for individuals with hives or scabies, so write and we’ll get you a free jar:
And remember, if for any reason the LAM cream does not help, just return the remaining cream and Ron will refund you your money 100%.
LAM INGREDIENT LIST
Apricot Kernel Oil, Avocado Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Echinacea Purpurea, d-Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Garlic Oil, Ubleached Natural Beeswax, Triethanolamine, Glycine, Cysteine, Arginine, Brewer’s Yeast, Ascorbic Acid, and Traces of the following:
Thiamin, Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Cyanocobalamin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Phosphate, Magnesium Hydroxide, Zinc Ascorbate, Manganese Gluconate, Chromium Ascorbate, Sodium, Potassium, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Quercetin.
Instructions: For arthritis/tendonitis pain, apply to affected area, if pain does not subside in ten minutes, apply a hot towel over the area. Use as often as necessary. For other skin disorders, wash area and apply two to three times per day.
|Water ― Making it Wetter and Better.|
If 80% of our bodies consists of water, then how much of our health is based upon the water we drink?
We are currently re-writing all our articles on water having found new and “valid” evidence.
But in the meanwhile, I’ve found two products I add to my water daily.
As some of you know, the water from a reverse osmosis purifier is acidic and lacks a lot of taste. I discovered an MLM product called AquaLyte that I use daily. It raises the pH of the water and just makes it taste better.
Now I despise MLMs (Multi-Level Marketing), but I have tried to find something like this and cannot. There are a lot of products out there on the market that are just plain bad.
AquaLyte is Coral Calcium, ascorbic acid, and a milligram of silver. Bob Barefoot, who hooked up with another favorite scammer of ours, Kevin Trudeau, has tried to copy this product, but all you have to do is a simple taste test. Barefoot is an expert in marketing, but doesn’t seem to know his coral calcium.
You can try this taste test. Put some water in the fridge, then fill a two quart container with water, add a sachet of AquaLyte, and in the morning, taste the water. The AquaLyte just tastes better.
Again, I truly dislike MLMs, but I’ve created a page here for AquaLyte for my readers. You can purchase sachets of AquaLyte without becoming a member; nothing to join. However, if you want to join, go right ahead.
Another product I’ve found is the Hydrogen Rich Water Stick. In an old article we pulled from the site, we talked about a product by this genius called Flanagan called Microhydrin. However, the more we checked into it, the more we began doubting the claims. Hydrogen in your water is an amazing substance. It’s a powerful antioxidant and makes the water wetter. But Microhydrin has never been tested.
The product we found has been tested. It’s a little stick you put in your water. It provides powerful hydrogen to your water. It lasts six months. Here’s the link to them:
Hopefully we’ll be able to publish our papers on water soon. Or….hopefully, one of the authors of these papers will allow us to re-publish them so I can go fishing. Hey, I’m retired!
Care, A Review
And you thought doctors were dull and boring.
A Musical Comedy about Health Care in America
Dr Gre LaGanna and Dr Barry Levy met when they were medical students at Cornell in the late sixties. Twenty-five years later, they performed Damaged Care at their med school reunion.
LaGanna and Levy wrote Damaged Care (the book, the lyrics, the play) together, and today they perform it together.
The play is very creative, very insightful, and quite humorous. The DVD is well worth it, and with today’s climate of change (in health care, we hope), this is just what the doctor ordered. These two docs will wow you, and it won't cost you an arm and a leg.
My only complaint about the video is that of all the places they’ve performed, the one they used in the video wasn’t very big and resembled a Holiday Inn. They could have maintained the illusion of a larger venue had they kept the cameras on the performance, but they kept panning the audience. On first look, it was sorely disappointing.
To get your copy, go to www.damagedcare.com.
Trudeau is Back on the Trail
Radio ads push his book.
While driving cross country, an ad came on the radio about this guy who bought up a million (or more, can’t remember) copies of Kevin Trudeau’s New York Times Best Selling book: Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You To Know About.
I’d like to point out that when someone buys a million copies, the book automatically goes on the best seller list. This is how many politicos get their books on the best seller list. Some nut job/organization will buy up copies, and either give them away, or undersell the retailers.
The guy on the radio was giving away Trudeau’s book for FREE! All you pay is the shipping. So, I decided to check this out and report back to my readers.
First things first: The book was not free. They say all you have to pay is the shipping charges, but I know what shipping charges on media are, and for this "promotion" you are paying for the book plus shipping.
But it doesn't end there. Next they try to sell you his other book: sent free, you pay the shipping charges (again, overpriced shipping charges).
Then they try to sell you five other things. They even try to guilt you by telling you that whatever you get, a soldier in Iraq will get the same.
Trudeau’s books are crap. You can find all the info in them on the web for free, and sadly, his books are advertizing for even more crap he wants to sell you.
We’ve written about Trudeau previously and you can check it out here: http://www.mnwelldir.org/docs/Newsletters/05_Oct.htm#Hype
Summertime Barbecuing and Cancer
We Americans love our barbecues, we love our meat.
I received three wellness newsletters recently with warnings about meat. One published a study, along the lines of the China Study, showed that meat eaters tend to get more cancers than non meat eaters. The other two pointed out the dangers of barbecuing, or overcooking proteins.
Barbecued meats produce a substance called PHIP (phenylimidazo). On top of that, recent studies from the University of Minnesota have discovered still another related substance, heterocyclic amines (HCA), which can “boost the risk of pancreatic cancer by a frightening 60 percent.” Both of these chemicals are closely related; interfering with the processes by which they create carcinogens in our bodies is definitely related.
First, let’s just talk about meat.
The methodology in most meat studies (like the China Study) involves subjects who consume standard, conventionally raised meats. Additionally, many of the meats consumed are processed. Processed meats contain nitrates and nitrites that in the body turn into nitrosamines which are carcinogens.
Conventionally raised meats have hormones, antibiotics, pesticide and herbicide residues, and many more toxins that have gotten into our food supply, not to mention that our beef are fed things they would normally not eat, such as corn and soy.
Corn fed livestock hold a great chunk of responsibility for the rise in our inflammation indices (see also Chronic Inflammation).
First we must start by choosing healthy meats. Organic meats are the best. Free range and grass fed beef come in a close second. We should all be eating grass fed beef, and we should all demand that our beef be raised on ranges of grasses, raised humanely.
Next we’re going to have to cook at a lower heat, cook shorter times, and watch that we don’t burn the food. This, however, is nearly impossible, since everyone wants a little “burn” on their food.
When it comes to beef, the simple rule is: the rarer the better. Raw beef is the healthiest, and that’s just a fact. When you start to cook it, you start to degrade the health benefits and increase the known carcinogens. This is a simple fact. Whereas, when it comes to chicken or turkey, you do not want to eat these rare.
Most people like their meat with a little burn so we’re going to have to fight the toxic chemicals that promote all sorts of issues that lead to eventual cancers with nutrition and supplements.
Nutrition and Supplements
Studies have shown that foods containing phenols, which act as antioxidants in our bodies, change the way HCAs are metabolized (avoiding the creation of carcinogens). Phenols are found in fruits, vegetables, and teas. They are probably the best defense against HCAs.
The two most potent phenolic foods are cranberries and green tea. Personally, I just don’t drink tea. I’ve tried, but drinking tea has just never appealed to me. So I take a green tea extract (concentrate).
Concentrated fruit juices contain a healthy dose of phenols, but I prefer NOW Foods’ Natural Resveratrol, since it is made up of many different fruit concentrates including mangosteen, goji berry, acai berry, cranberry, raspberry, pomegranate, and wild blueberry. One tablespoon a day is all you need. I put it in my yogurt.
Most cranberry juices are filled with sugars, so I try to avoid those. I often add cranberry juice concentrate to other juices and sweeten it with a bit stevia. Additionally, there are cranberry concentrates (most often recommended for bladder infections).
Another chemical, a known cancer fighter that we’ve talked about in the past that helps to neutralize the carcinogens from carbs that have been cooked at high temps is indole-3-carbinol. These I3Cs are found in cruciferous veggies such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, kale, and cabbage. These same I3Cs can help neutralize HCAs.
Finally, we have that chemical found in all plants: chlorophyll. The research on this is “sketchy” so we’ll go on to tell you that this is where you can start to protect yourself against PHIP.
There are many studies that show how chlorophyll interferes with PHIP’s pathways to cancer. One form, Chlorophyllin, “a semi-synthetic mixture of sodium copper salts derived from chlorophyll,” [Linus Pauling Institute] has been carefully tested and proven to block the uptake of these carcinogens found in cooked proteins. The only company we found that makes a safe form of Chlorophyllin is the Life Extension Foundation.
However, chlorophyll is just something we all need, and we can get it in many forms. All our green vegetables contain chlorophyll, but, like beef, the rawer the better. A good green salad helps, but still doesn’t supply enough chlorophyll so here comes the supplementation.
Chlorella is rich in chlorophyll and it a great detoxicator, helping to pull heavy metals from the human body.
Finally we have N-Acetylcholine, or NAC. This is an amino acid that boosts immune response (by increasing the production of glutathione), helps to clear the lungs, bonds with heavy metals, breaks up mucus, and detoxifies a lot of toxins we find in our foods.
NAC is something that should be taken daily, even if you’re a vegetarian. It’s just a powerful tool we need in our body’s tool chest. It should be taken with vitamin C.
So, there you have it. Now get out there and have a great barbecue. Oh, and we’ve created a very healthy salad for you too (you’ll have to make our Super Mayo first) right here: Mashed Potato Salad.
References and Further Reading
Chlorophyll and Chlorophyllin
If you're lucky enough to make it out alive.
In Minnesota we’ve just witnessed a terrible miscarriage of justice. A young man was sentenced to chemotherapy. The family and the young man tried to avoid chemotherapy, but the “authorities” were called in, the case went to court, and a judge who knows nothing about medicine, health, or nutrition determined that the medical community knew what was best for this family.
One fact stood out in this case. The particular cancer this young man had, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, responds well, greater than 90% of the time, to chemotherapy.
Whether someone should be subjected to the rigors of chemotherapy by the courts or allowed to follow their own course of treatment has been answered by a Minnesota judge.
This is a very dangerous and anti-American precedent. But it’s not the first time. I’ve just heard a story about Dr Alan Spreen, a panelist for the Health Science Institute.
A boy was brought in by his father because of a huge mass on his knee. Dr Spreen sent them off to get a diagnosis. It was bone cancer. The cancer was considered so bad, that the oncologists determined that only an experimental drug “might” be helpful, but that he would most likely lose the leg above the tumor.
The father refused. He wanted to go to Canada because he’d heard of a treatment there, Essiac tea, that had been used by JFK’s personal physician to cure his own terminal colon cancer.
The father quickly discovered that he was abusing his child for refusing standard care medical advice.
He fled the country for Canada, and that was the last time Dr Spreen had seen either of them. That is until a few years later when a young teen walked into his office followed by his father, whom Dr Spreen quickly recognized. The father said they couldn’t stay long because there was still an outstanding warrant for his arrest, but that he wanted the doctor to see how the Essiac had cured his son.
We’ve just celebrated the Fourth of July. Since that first Fourth of July, countless Americans have fought and died to ensure our freedoms, but 233 years later, we still don’t have freedom of choice in our medical care and we can go to jail for our choices.
Organic Good Food
and Fair Trade Coffee
While on the road for a photoshoot, I stopped into the “e-comm Café” for a mocha and to check email on my laptop.
The old place had been refurbished, the people friendly, and the coffee and treats delicious. When we asked about the treats, we were told that everything there was made by the owner’s wife, Melissa, using only organic ingredients. The coffee was purchased by the owner, John, who flew to Central America yearly to choose his beans (which are grown organically and picked by farmers who make a living wage).
John showed us photos of the place as it was when he’d purchased it. They took care to keep the original wooden floor as close to how they’d found it. He built the bar himself, and the old espresso machine had been refurbished.
When he found out about this web site, he told me that he’d been on a gurney a month earlier heading for bypass surgery. His wife accosted the physician wheeling the gurney down the hallway and asked him if he’d done a thyroid test. The doctor, in perfect form, asked her where she’d gotten her medical degree. John said she nearly flew over the gurney, informing the doctor that, “I don’t care what degree you have, you’re not practicing on my husband until you do a thyroid test!”
Long story short, the thyroid test showed that he needed some thyroid meds and not bypass surgery.
If you’re ever in Ashtabula, Ohio, definitely take time out to stop into the “e-comm Café” and say hi to John and Melissa. They’ve always got some local artist's work on display, a friendly smile, and great things to nosh.
Photos and a Quick Review
We'll do a more thorough review in the next newsletter.
We’ve had to get this newsletter out fast because the health care industry is spending a lot of money right now to maintain the status-quo in Washington.
Thus I’ve not had time to finish my review of Photodex’s ProShow Producer. I will tell you this much: ProShow Producer gives you complete control over your slide shows. You can set the timing on anything, from when captions appear, when sounds occur, how long they appear, how they exit, when they exit. Anything you could possibly want to do to a slide, this program allows you to do it.
I love working with the program and all my shows are made with this program.
You can output your show any number of ways from DVD and BlueRay, or to your PSP or YouTube. The program is just wonderful and you should go take a look at it on their web site: ProShow Producer.
I’ve posted a new photoshow that will give you some insight into what it takes to create the “perfect” photo. In the old days, one had to work hours in the darkroom. Today, you put those hours into Photoshop. What The Artist Saw.
And having just returned from northern Minnesota where the skeeters are big enough to carry you off, I’m posting this page of photos just for you: Latest Photos.
My photography work supports this site. We’re building a store that should soon be up and running with some affordable art. Please, send feedback. We sure would like to know if we’re doing something right.
Many sent to us by our readers.
The ridiculous organization in the above video has been covered in the article: The History of Quackery. This organization is paid by drug companies (and their cronies) to tell us how dangerous natural foods, vitamins, supplements, and alternative medicine is.
New Rules (Go to Original)
Just because the press is willing to make a fuss about every
aspect of your life doesn't mean you have to take them up on
it. You don't have to be on television every minute of every
day. You're the president, not a rerun of "Law & Order."
Every time I turn on the TV, there's Obama! He's getting a puppy! He's eating a cheeseburger with Joe Biden! He's doing his retard hunk on Leno. He's taking Michelle to Broadway, and then to Paris. Oh, it's the best season of "The Bachelor" yet.
I get it. You love being on TV! I love my bong, but I take it out of my mouth once in a while.
Christ, the other day, I caught myself saying to a friend, "Don't tell me if he's fixed the economy yet. I'm TiVo-ing it."
Now, remember during the campaign when John McCain attacked Obama for acting like a celebrity, and we all laughed at the grumpy old shell-shocked fool? Well, it turns out he was right. It's getting to where you can't turn on your TV without seeing Obama. Who does he think he is, Dick Cheney?
I was willing to give the guy the benefit of the doubt until I saw him take Brian Williams on a tour of his house, like they do on "Cribs."
And at the end of Obama's bed, there was a teleprompter, and it said, "Who's your daddy?"
I mean, selling the personal part to stay popular, I'm all for it. But, hey, you got us already. We like you, we really like you! You're skinny and in a hurry and in love with a nice lady. But, so's Lindsay Lohan.
And, just like Lindsay, we see your name in the paper a lot, but we're kind of wondering when you're going to actually do something. Sorry, folks, but this president is not fighting for real health care reform. It's nibbling that leaves insurance companies still running the show.
And the banks, the banks that brought us to financial ruin and then got bailout money, are laughing at us about how easy it was to get back to business as usual.
And scientists keep saying that if we want to keep living, you know, on earth, it's kind of essential we reduce carbon dioxide by 40 percent in the next ten years. Obama's bill calls for 4 percent. This is not getting the job done, and this is not what I voted for.
And, this is why I don't want my president to be a TV star. Because TV stars are too worried about being popular, and too concerned with getting renewed. Oh, you can relax about that one, Mr. President. The Party is doing everything they possibly can to insure that you'll get re-elected. The Republican Party.
Speaking of which—speaking of the Republicans, if you can't shove some real reform down their throats now, then when? Folks, Barack Obama needs to start putting it on the line in fights against the banks, the energy companies and the health care industry.
I never thought I'd say this, but actually, what he needs in his personality is a little George Bush. He needs to stop worrying about being loved and bring out that smug, insufferable swagger that says, "Suck on it, America."
George Bush had horrible ideas—torture, deregulation, preemptive war, tax cuts for the rich—but he pushed them through in their full measure, never mind the Congress or the Constitution, the Geneva Convention — Magna Carta—Hammurabi's Code. The point is, he didn't care if it made him unpopular with every human on the planet not named Cletus or Fred Barnes. Which it did.
And what we need to do is to marry the good ideas that Barack Obama has, with a little bit of the Bush attitude and certitude. I'd love it if Obama came out one day and said, "Jesus told me to fix health care."
In conclusion, Bush was bad, but he never cared if he was seen out in a restaurant having a burger with Dick Cheney. If he wanted a burger, he picked up the phone in the White House and said, "I'm the president, bring me a burger!" And they would say, "Sir, this is NORAD." "Would you please stop ordering burgers into the red phone?"
I'm glad Obama is president, but the "audacity of hope" part is over. Right now, I'm hoping for a little more audacity.
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He's your president, not your boyfriend. Now, last week in this
space, I criticized President Obama for not fighting corporate
influence enough, and it made some liberals very angry. My phone
rang off the hook, my email filled up, and Nancy Pelosi got
so mad her face moved.
Look, folks, I like Obama, too. I'm just saying, let's not make it a religion.
And, as far as you folks on the right who think that we're now somehow in league, we're not in league. I was criticizing Obama for not being hard enough on the corporate douchebags you live to defend. I don't want to be on your team. Pick another kid.
So, I stand by my words. But, there is another side to the story. And that is that every time Obama tries to take on a progressive cause, there's a major political party standing in his way: the Democrats. Now, people talk a lot about a third political party in America. We don't need a third party. We need a first party. You go to the polls and your choices are the guy who voted for the first Wall Street bailout, or the guy who voted for the next ten.
This year, we're hearing that a public option for health care is unlikely because it doesn't have the support of enough Democrats. Even Ted Kennedy's plan-- Ted Kennedy, yeah -- leaves 37 million uninsured. This is because we don't have a left and a right part in this country anymore. We have a center-right party and a crazy party.
And, over the last 30-odd years, Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital.
So, what we have is one perfectly good party for hedge fund managers, credit card companies, banks, defense contractors, big agriculture and the pharmaceutical lobby; that's the Democrats.
And they sit across the aisle from a small group of religious lunatics, flat-earth-ers and Civil War re-enactors who mostly communicate by AM radio and call themselves the Republicans. And who actually worry that Obama is a socialist.
Socialist? He's not even a liberal. I know he's not because he's on TV. And while I see Democrats on television, I don't see actual liberals. And if occasionally you do get to hear Ralph Nader or Noam Chomsky or Dennis Kucinich, they're treated like buffoons. Okay, these are not three of the world's most charismatic men, but then nobody is going to confuse Newt Gingrich for Zac Efron. And I have to look at his fat face on TV more often than that free credit report song.
Shouldn't there be one party that unambiguously supports cutting the military budget, a party that is straight up in favor of gun control, gay marriage, higher taxes on the rich, universal health care--legalizing pot--and steep, direct taxing of polluters? These aren't radical ideas. A majority of Americans are either already for them or would be if they were properly argued and defended.
And what we need is an actual progressive party to represent the millions of Americans who aren't being served by the Democrats. Because, bottom line, Democrats are the new Republicans.
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Republican Right Furor Over Iran Election Fraud: What About 2000, 2004 U.S. Presidential Elections?by Bill Hare
How easy it is to throw stones at others and blithely ignore our own shortcomings.
It is easy when you are Ari Fleischer and you said anything that was on the Bush-Cheney menu for the day. As Fleischer and other neocon allies point fingers at Obama and proclaim that his weaknesses caused the current Iran election vote scandal to materialize, it is necessary to see where the Republican right has stood on democratic electioneering.
This is the same Ari Fleischer who was laughed off his own podium and out of the White House press room after steadfastly declaring that the Bush-Cheney administration did not make decisions based on politics.
A subject that is too tragic to laugh off is how Democrats actually won the last five presidential elections but were not given official credit for two victories. Fraud coupled with political opportunism robbed Democrats of legitimate victories in 2000 and 2004.
How sadly ironic it was for Karl Rove and others of the Republican high command to be proclaiming a dominance for the foreseeable future when an ominous losing streak was then occurring.
Florida Governor Jeb Bush and close ally Secretary of State Katherine Harris shamefully stole potential votes from African American and other minority voters by "scrubbing"- the Florida state voters' list under the pretext of excluding felons from voting in the 2000 presidential election.
Despite this anti-democratic conduct involving stealing votes in reverse, limiting potential voters, courageous Florida Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis sought justice.
When the Florida State Supreme Court ruled that a statewide recount should be held, Lewis applied state law predicated on "voter intent."- Lewis ruled that not only would under votes be counted, where intent had been made clear, but over votes as well.
An over vote problem of major proportions occurred in Duval County, the Jacksonville area, involving first time voters, mainly African Americans.
Due to confusing language about voting for a preferred candidate on "each page"- of the ballot where there was a continuation, this problem existed on such a pronounced level that the entire outcome of the close Florida race could have been altered based on Duval County alone.
Republicans knew that they could not tolerate an honest and honorable judge like Terry Lewis to conduct a recount according to state law and in concert with a ruling of Florida's highest judicial tribunal.
The neocon Federalist Society stalwarts of the U.S. Supreme Court led by Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas prostituted the law and contorted constitutional reality by ruling in a 5-4 decision that candidate George W. Bush had his legal rights impaired by a recount that could have adversely impacted upon him.
It was nothing but fraudulent gibberish and they all knew it. When Scalia had a chance to defend his position in an appearance at Oxford University's Speaker's Union he declined to do so, attempting to kill the discussion through clumsily applied humor.
Now we move on to the 2004 election. Republican kingmakers knew that with Democrats pointing to the fact that Al Gore received more popular votes than Al Gore four years earlier, to pull off another theft it was important to "win"- the popular vote.
When Bush was declared the "winner"- he pointed to the "capital"- he had secured with a 3-point edge of 51-48 percent in the popular vote.
This alleged difference served to minimize pervasive and highly provable vote counting fraud and denial of equal access to Election Day voting facilities for African Americans in the greater Cleveland area. The Ohio fraud was of such a magnitude as to make Florida democracy destroyers like Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris turn green with envy.
Many of us who had watched the 2004 race closely could see that the momentum had dramatically turned following the third and last presidential debate between Bush and his Democratic opponent Senator John Kerry. The naturally cocky Bush looked increasingly frightened while Democratic votes were sought by trotting out oddballs such as Zell Miller and Ed Koch, who would be lucky to influence voters in their immediate families.
Just as Congressman John Conyers, Bev Harris, and others documented the fraud in Ohio that robbed Kerry of an Electoral College majority, investigative journalist Robert Parry uncovered Republican vote fraud in Florida's I-4 voting corridor, covering the greater Orlando and Daytona Beach areas.
There was no forthcoming explanation on why the Bush vote surged from 2000 in a year where his totals were dropping or remaining the same within Florida.
One weak as well as erroneous argument was raised in the Washington Post that Bush won Florida by a successful targeting of Christian Evangelicals. As Parry and others refuted, that group held sway in Northern Florida and the vote in that area indicated no such gains from Christian Evangelicals or anywhere else.
As for that Bush "capital"- based on a 3-point popular vote victory, that has also been thoroughly exposed for those willing to accept the truth.
The book "Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen"- by Steven E. Freeman and Joel Bleifuss provides evidence beyond reasonable doubt that the later election was stolen as egregiously as was its predecessor four years earlier. Kerry was as clearly defrauded by Republican democracy destroyers as had been Al Gore before him.
Steven Freeman, a highly respected professor at the University of Pennsylvania and leading authority in Social System Science, crunched the numbers and concluded that it is mathematically impossible, given current technology, for a 6-point differential between the 51-48 edge that exit polling provided for Kerry over Bush and the identical figures with a reversal of the candidates.
Freeman concluded that it was mathematically impossible, given current technology, to produce an error so large that in every instance, when battleground states were polled on Election Day, the differences between those figures and the announced official results in every state showed gains for Bush and losses for Kerry.
Another factor showed up as well, one that many were able to deduce before studies revealed it. The factor inflating the Bush 6-point improvement between exit polling and final announced results was consistent upward movement in the incumbent's figures in southern stronghold states.
What could be simpler than padding the totals in states where Bush was the clear winner? To do so in those states would not only be easier to accomplish than elsewhere in the nation. Such an effort was less likely to be uncovered absent intensive investigation.
So Fleischer and your fellow Republican right cohorts, you have gall to be crying about election theft given the tawdry recent past of your own corruption-riddled
|Lafter IS the Best Medicine|
So this skeleton walks into a bar,
and orders a beer and a mop.
Click Here to See Joe Cocker at Woodstock
And....find out what he's really saying!
Mary had a little pig,
She kept it fat and plastered;
And when the price of pork went up,
She shot the little bastard.
Mary had a little lamb.
Her father shot it dead.
Now it goes to school with her,
Between two hunks of bread.
Jack and Jill went up the hill
To have a little fun.
Stupid Jill forgot the pill
And now they have a son.
Simple Simon met a pie man going to the fair.
Said Simple Simon to the pie man,
'What have you got there?'
Said the pie man unto Simon,
'Pies, you dumb ass'
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the kings' horses,
And all the kings' men.
Had scrambled eggs,
For breakfast again.
Hey diddle, diddle, the cat took a piddle,
All over the bedside clock.
The little dog laughed to see such fun.
Then died of electric shock.
Georgie Porgy pudding and pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry.
And when the boys came out to play,
He kissed them too 'cause he was gay.
There was a little girl who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good, she was very, very good.
But when she was bad........
She got a fur coat, jewels, a waterfront condo, and a sports car.
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A school teacher
injured his back during the summer and had to wear a plaster
cast around the upper part of his body. It fit under his shirt
and was not noticeable at all.
On the first day of the fall school term, still with the cast under his shirt, he found himself assigned to the toughest group of students in the school. Walking confidently into the rowdy classroom, he opened the window as wide as possible and then busied himself with desk work. When a strong breeze made his tie flap, he took the desk stapler and stapled the tie to his chest.
Discipline was not a problem from that day forth.
The Top 10 Conservative Idiots - The Top 10 Conservative Idiots, No. 359
Head Lice Going Around the Senate
Cindi is 5 and learning to read.
She points at a picture in a zoo book and says, "Look Mama! It's a frickin' Elephant!"
Mama takes a deep breath: "What did you call it?"
"It's a frickin' Elephant, Mama! It says so right on the picture!"
And so it does: "A f r i c a n Elephant "