Monthly Archives: June 2019

Justin Raimondo, R.I.P.

I don’t want to be writing obituaries on this blog. But from time to time I write about the issues of the day or something in the news, and I’m sure that readers know that I am very anti-war, and with good reason, Well, one of my favorite antiwar writers, Justin Raimondo, has died, at age 67.

Justin Raimondo was an antiwar activist and also active in the libertarian movement and in the Libertarian Party. According to this very interesting obituary at Antiwar.com, which he co-founded, Raimondo was an early fan of Ayn Rand, the objectivist philosopher. He was also a gay activist, and a Pat Buchanan supporter.

In 2017, Raimondo had been diagnosed with “late-stage adenocarcinoma cancer,” a form of lung cancer. According to the Antiwar.com obituary, he was given 6 months to live, but had extended that by another year or more supposedly by taking the experimental drug Keytruda, which is made by Merck, combined with what he calls a “light” chemotherapy drug Alimta, which is made by Eli Lily. He made a lot of progress in the first 6 months of the therapy.

But he did express frustration with the side effects of the drugs. More recently, on May 9th he wrote on his Twitter, “I’m at St. Mary’s Hospital for my first immunological anticancer treatment in months.” But then I started to get worried when on May 13th he wrote, “Where is He?” (especially with that capital H).

But anyway, he did write in 2003 that he had had a heart attack around that time and mentioned “all those pills I have to remember to take every morning,” and that “yes, I had to give up smoking (nicotine products, that is) and, boy, do those herbal cigarettes taste bad!”

And I know I’m influenced by my own experiences with my doctors and situations involving my father’s health, regarding prescription drugs, but it wouldn’t surprise me if “all those pills” of Justin’s were some sort of terrible prescription drugs, like intended to treat people after a heart attack, and that their side effects could have contributed to his lung cancer. However, from what we know about smoking, it was probably the smoking which was the primary cause of the lung cancer.

I guess the moral of the story is, Don’t smoke. That is what Danny Thomas and John Wayne and Yul Brynner tried to warn us about, anyway.

Google Engaged in Serious Censorship of Health Information

Google has been in the news a lot recently, being accused of manipulating search results in favor of a particular social or political agenda, or in favor of some crony corporate entity a la quid pro quo kind of thing.

Well, the latest Project Veritas exposé reveals that Google is actively attempting to manipulate search results to try to prevent either a Trump reelection or “another Trump” from getting elected in 2020 or 2024.

Additionally, as revealed by Sayer Ji of GreenMedInfo.com and Dr. Joseph Mercola (in 2 parts, here and here), entire health related and alternative medicine related websites are being removed form Google search results, including those two very important and informative websites.

As Sayer Ji writes:

Mercola.com has been a source of whistle-blowing information about Big Pharma and Big Tech collusion for decades, so it is no surprise why Google would take this action against his platform, and similar ones. In fact, signs of the coming purge came back in 2016, when GlaxoSmithKline signed a $715 million contract to partner with Google, and with increasing partnerships with pharmaceutical companies in 2019 like Sanofi.  Google’s parent company Alphabet is heavily invested in a vaccine company,Vaccitech, founded by scientists at Oxford University. Google, it appears, has become a pay-to-play operation, and contains a specific sociopolitical and economic agenda that is built directly into its search algorithms.

And Dr. Mercola explains:

Google traffic to Mercola.com has plummeted by about 99% over the past few weeks. The reason? Google’s June 2019 broad core update, which took effect June removed most Mercola.com pages from its search results. As reported by Telaposts.com: …”Generally speaking, sites negatively impacted will see a drop in rankings for many or all of important keywords or key phrases which they used to rank well for … The June 2019 Google Broad Core Algorithm Update impacted sites across the web, however, I am personally seeing the most impact on News and Health sites.”

Now, I happen to be quite dependent on those kinds of alternative Internet sites regarding health issues and especially supplements. As I have written repeatedly here, especially in my lengthy post on my years-long medical ordeal with the incompetent, dishonest establishment “doctors,” I have an ulcerative colitis condition (inflammation of the colon) and can’t have most vegetables, which are important for sources of nutrients including magnesium, zinc, vitamin K2, etc.

And also, with my inflammatory issues, because I had negative experiences with prescription anti-inflammatory drugs, I need nutritional supplements as well as certain foods that have anti-inflammatory properties. For the colon, the probiotics such as acidophilus are essential, and I didn’t know about acidophilus until I saw the information on the Internet, certainly not from any doctor! And folic acid is also important for colon health.

So we need these alternative medicine and health related websites for truthful information for those reasons, but additionally because we also learn about the truth regarding the corruption with pharmaceutical companies and the Big Pharma-FDA revolving door and the Big Agra-FDA/USDA revolving door (truthful information which will be hard to find now, obviously, because of the New Censorship Crusade by Google, Facebook and their dishonest and corrupt cohorts).

And, regarding my own past experiences, will Google be censoring out the fact that sulfasalazine (brand name Azulfidine) depletes our folic acid? Folic acid happens to be very important for colon health, and for those taking sulfasalazine they would need to supplement with folic acid. Naturally, I didn’t learn about this from any “doctor,” but from information online and on those kinds of health websites that Google wants to censor (on behalf of the pharmaceutical companies, no doubt).

However, I did see recently that some information I saw online in 2006 seems to be gone. And that is that sulfasalazine also depletes our potassium. Lower potassium levels have been shown to be contributors to high or higher blood pressure. It was in 2006 that I had higher blood pressure (which had been unusually low for years!), and this was within a year after I was told by a colonoscopy “doctor” to increase the sulfasalazine to three tablets, four times per day, which I did. After seeing that information, I reduced the sulfasalazine and my blood pressure then went back to normal. I haven’t been taking ANY prescription drugs whatsoever since about 2010 or so, by the way.

Do people even know about the relationship between low potassium and high blood pressure? Do any “doctors” know? If someone has high blood pressure then it may very well be that one isn’t getting enough potassium in the diet.

Anyway, it was also thanks to these alternative health and nutrition websites and blogs that I was able to find a study that showed that statin drugs deplete our vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 is important for efficient calcium distribution, making sure the calcium we consume gets to our bones, and important to prevent calcium maldistribution, preventing our calcium from getting stored in the arteries or the heart, a.k.a. calcifications.

So, I wouldn’t have known about that without those alternative websites, that Google is now censoring, and thus I wouldn’t have been able to make the conclusion that that’s probably why my now-deceased father had the arterial blockage he had and thus his two strokes and his Alzheimer’s, a 6-year ordeal that certainly caused my mother quite a lot of stress and anguish. (If his cholesterol was a little high, then perhaps my father’s “doctor” could have had him change his diet or add foods with omega 3, etc. instead of giving him lipitor? But noooo, Dr. Establishment is beholden to the pharmaceutical companies, in this case Pfizer.)

Continuing here. In Part 2 of Dr. Mercola’s discussion of Google’s latest knocking off non-Establishment health websites, such as Mercola.com, he notes how Google uses “authoritative” sources but relies mainly on Wikipedia. But, as Dr. Mercola explains, Wikipedia is notorious for its being controlled by extremely biased editors. He posts in that article some videos and transcripts of Sharyl Attkisson’s analyses of Wikipedia.

Dr. Mercola also writes in that Part 2,

To help sway public opinion and policy, Google has also recruited law professors to back up and promote its views. According to a 2017 Campaign for Accountability report, Google has paid academics in both the U.S. and Europe millions of dollars to influence public opinion and policymakers alike.

This includes funding research papers “that appear to support the technology company’s business interests and defend against regulatory challenges such as antitrust and anti-piracy.” Some of these academics have not declared the source of their funding, even though payments have reached as high as $400,000.

In his article on this latest Google fiasco, Sayer Ji mentions some alternative search engines including StartPage.com and DuckDuckGo.com.

But, I must say, this is very distressing, especially for someone such as myself who relies on the Internet for information on my maintaining my health in the context of this digestive condition I have and given my past negative experiences with prescription anti-inflammatory drugs.

Too Much Magnesium from Supplements Now?

Well, it’s yet another magnesium update, with my continued experiences and changes with the magnesium supplements. The latest is this.

So now it turns out that I may have been getting too much magnesium absorbed. I have been taking the WFM 365 magnesium glycinate for maybe two months now, one tablet (supposedly 133 mg) at breakfast and another at dinner. I’m not going to take a third one, as suggested on the label, because it contains too much of that filler stuff, certainly more than the KAL magnesium glycinate does. So because I wasn’t sure if 266 mg magnesium per day was enough, I was taking the Nature Made magnesium citrate (125 mg) between breakfast and lunch.

So now I am learning that too much magnesium in supplement form getting absorbed can be too much, and could affect your other nutrients including potassium and calcium, and could cause side effects, which I had been having. It’s like you just can’t win. Either I have magnesium deficiency because I can’t have the foods that give you the needed magnesium or the supplements are ineffective and/or not getting absorbed, or I’m getting too much magnesium absorbed. Stop the world, I’m getting off.

So I had been having that “too-much-magnesium headache” again indicating too much magnesium absorbed, but also other symptoms which it turns out are similar symptoms to magnesium deficiency! Such as muscle weakness, stiffness or cramps, lethargy.

And then I learned that it’s okay to get more than the daily recommended 400 mg magnesium from foods, but not from supplements. That’s different, apparently.

Some articles online are saying that with supplements you shouldn’t go over 350 per day. (And then there is the issue of some supplement makers giving you more than the number of mg per tablet or capsule than the label says, that should be considered as a possibility.)

Luckily, I am able to have my carrot juice (just not actual carrots, because of insoluble fiber), which the label says has 6% of the recommended 400 mg of magnesium. According to my calculations, the carrot juice at 3 servings per day gives me 72 mg/day of magnesium. That’s actually substantial and I should have been counting that. And sources online are saying that my apple juice at 12 mg per 8 oz., 2 per day adds up to 24 mg per day.

And also I have 4 servings of whole milk per day, which info online says is 24 mg magnesium per day. I’m not sure if I believe that. But I will take their word for it.

(I have the milk, which doesn’t bother my digestive issues, besides for its general nutritional benefits, because I read a while ago that milk fat has anti-inflammatory properties, especially directly in the digestive area.)

So adding up my carrot juice. milk and apple juice magnesium (supposedly 120 mg, although I didn’t realize that it was that high until now) with the 266 mg of my 2 tablets per day of magnesium glycinate and that’s 386 mg. Hmmm. So I guess I probably don’t need anything higher from supplements, assuming I’m taking a supplement that really is fully absorbing.

As an aside, I can see why in early 2015 I was experiencing magnesium deficiency with the muscle weakness problem. I had been drinking Ensure beginning in early 2000 during that terrible time with the digestive ordeal. And I was having 4 Ensure Plus (8 oz bottle) per day, up to 2013 when I started to gradually reduce it. It took me that long to realize that it’s not a good idea to drink Ensure in the long term, with its sugar and corn oil, etc.

So by January 2015 I had reduced Ensure to 1 per day, and in those months I was experiencing that muscle weakness problem. Ensure has “magnesium phosphate,” 100 mg. So, it seems that I had been used to the Ensure for that long, and decreasing it caused the magnesium deficiency. By March of 2015 I finally got the magnesium citrate capsules for the first time, and the muscle weakness got a lot better quickly.

But I must say that this whole ongoing ordeal with supplements has been frustrating. So now it seems that if I’m having symptoms that I thought were symptoms of magnesium deficiency, it turns out it could also be magnesium overload or overdose, whatever word you prefer. Frustrating.

And I really believe, as I wrote in my post on my years-long ordeal with the initial ulcerative colitis and the bad doctors and their bad advice that made things worse and bad prescription anti-inflammatories with side effects, that the sensitive condition that I have now would not have been this sensitive had those earlier issues not been so prolonged, with relapses and bleeding BMs throughout the 2000s. So, I blame those doctors for all this, and I probably would have been able to go back to eating actual vegetables and not have had to deal with these supplements and the difficulty associated with them, had it not been for the doctors’ bad advice (and withholding information such as about the acidophilus, which I didn’t learn about until 2005, but I believe the GI doctors do know about!)

$160 Million in Vaccine Injury Compensation from HHS, Who Won’t Report on Vaccine Testing as Mandated by Law

In this article on Health Impact News, Brian Shilhavy tells us that the feds’ Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines met earlier this month, and so far in the year 2019 144 cases of vaccine injuries and deaths have been compensated totaling over $160 million so far, with another 191 cases yet to be determined. Because the pharmaceutical companies are protected by law from any lawsuits, the federal government is responsible for paying those compensations.

And as Shilhavy notes, very few media sources report on these vaccine related facts. The government-issued propaganda is all that most people hear about. The news media either intentionally or unwittingly act as censors on behalf of the pharmaceutical companies.

Meanwhile, there are states now who are trying feverishly to make vaccines mandatory, taking away the right of the people to choose whether or not to receive a vaccine.

But even if vaccines were not possibly harmful, don’t people have a right to decide for themselves whether or not to get a vaccine or any other medication? Not only should people who object to a vaccine exercise their right of refusal, on religious grounds or medical concerns, but for ANY reason. It’s your body, not the government’s. The government doesn’t own the people. And the community doesn’t own you either.

Shilhavy also points to his previous article on a lawsuit against HHS for not adhering to the legal mandate of assuring vaccine safety, especially given that the pharmaceutical companies are immune from responsibility for any injuries or deaths resulting from their vaccines.

The law includes: “The Secretary (HHS) shall: … make or assure improvements in, and otherwise use the authorities of the Secretary with respect to, the licensing, manufacturing, processing, testing, labeling, warning, use instructions, distribution, storage, administration, field surveillance, adverse reaction reporting, and recall of reactogenic lots or batches, of vaccines, and research on vaccines, in order to reduce the risks of adverse reactions to vaccines.”

And, “Within 2 years after December 22, 1987, and periodically thereafter, the Secretary shall prepare and transmit to the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate a report describing the actions taken pursuant to subsection (a) during the preceding 2-year period.”

That law,  the 1986 Vaccine Injury Compensation Act, was signed into law by The Gipper.

Activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the reports on vaccine testing and safety as required by that law. Not surprisingly, after threatening to sue the government, Kennedy’s organization finally received the response to his FOIA:The department’s searches for records did not locate any records responsive to your request. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Immediate Office of the Secretary (IOS) conducted a thorough search of its document tracking system and the Department also conducted a comprehensive review of all relevant indexes of HHS Secretarial correspondence records maintained at federal record centers that remain in the custody of HHS. These searches did not locate records responsive to your request, or indicate that records responsive to your request and in the custody of HHS are located at Federal Records Center.”

So HHS is admitting in that response that they have not been making reports on vaccine testing and safety as required by law.

In my opinion, the real reason why government bureaucrats have not been making those reports is because of the injuries and deaths caused by the untested vaccines. They’re really just covering up for the pharmaceutical executives and their huge (mostly taxpayer-funded) profits those pharmaceutical companies are receiving.

And by the way, it’s not just profits from the vaccines but from the pharmaceutical drugs as well, many of which are being paid for through Medicare Part D and other tax-funded government aid programs.

I think that many among the masses including the elites in Washington are afflicted with an unthinking worship of pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines as gods. It’s like a cult now, especially with the censorship of the truth and worse, government officials wanting to force the possibly harmful chemicals into people’s bodies against their will.

Why So Much Anxiety and Depression in Young People?

Now, I don’t want to give the impression that I’m totally against vaccines or that I think that every problem is caused by vaccines. Of course there are other causes of illnesses.

For instance, this article by the Children’s Health Defense Team over-emphasizes the vaccines as likely causes of the apparent epidemic of mental health problems on college campuses, such as depression and anxiety. It seems that college students or college-aged young people have a much higher incidence of depression and anxiety than 30 or 50 years ago.

I can see why “cumulative vaccine load” could be a contributor, given the adjuvants such as aluminum in the vaccines, and the fact that kids are receiving many more vaccines than we did when I was in school. I am now in my mid-50s.

In another article from April, Arjun Walia of Collective Evolution quotes from a 2015 study: “Evidence that aluminum-coated particles phagocytozed in the injected muscle and its draining lymph notes can disseminate within phagocytes throughout the body and slowly accumulate in the brain further suggests that alum safety should be evaluated in the long term.”

And Walia further writes: “Aluminum is an experimentally demonstrated neurotoxin and the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant. Here’s a great clip of doctor Christopher Shaw from the University of British Columbia explaining how injected aluminum does not exit the body. He, alongside Sneha K.S. Sheth andYongling Li, published a study in 2017 looking at animal models. They found that almost ‘100 percent of the intramuscularly injected aluminum (as in vaccine adjuvants) is absorbed into the systemic circulation and travels to different sites in the body such as the brain, joints and spleen where it accumulates and is retained for years post-vaccination’.”

But the Children’s Health Defense Team article linked above shouldn’t just point to vaccines where college students’ depression and anxiety are concerned. There are other causes and contributors to young people’s depression and anxiety.

According to Medicalxpress.com, a pro-inflammatory diet of fast foods, processed meat and cakes can contribute to depression. And I’ll bet other cognitive and mood issues such as anxiety as well.

Medicalxpress.com cites a study by Manchester Metropolitan’s Bioscience Research Centre that found that a “diet containing foods which are known to promote inflammation – such as those high in cholesterol, saturated fats and carbohydrates – makes you around 40% more likely to develop depression.”

Processed foods and snacks and fast foods tend to contain a lot of artificial chemicals which, in my opinion, can be compared to the synthetic chemicals we find in prescription pharmaceutical drugs. And those chemicals wreak havoc with the brain’s neurotransmitters, which can then affect mood, cognitive abilities and behaviors.

A 2007 study showed an increase in ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children given drinks containing food dyes, according to WebMD. A 2010 study confirmed those findings. “Of children with suspected sensitivities, 65% to 89% reacted when challenged with at least 100 mg of AFC (artificial food colors),” according to this page.

And I’m sure you can find many web pages now devoted to discussing the effects of all the different kinds of preservatives we find in the processed foods.

As I mentioned in my post on the possible contributors to my ulcerative colitis, I ate junk food and cakes and pastries while I was growing up, such as Sara Lee cakes, Yodels, Ring-Dings, Ho-Ho’s, Devil Dogs, chocolate chip cookies, etc. Those weren’t the only contributors to my ulcerative colitis. But besides the colitis, I also had big anxiety-related issues, which it wouldn’t surprise me if those bad foods contributed to that as well.

So regarding the cakes and pastries I ate while growing up, take Yodels, for example. Besides the dreaded “high fructose corn syrup” which is only 3rd on the list of ingredients, Yodels contains TBHQ which was shown to increase tumors in rats (I’m glad I’m not a rat.) and also linked to ADHD, according to this Healthline article. Yodels also contains sodium aluminum phosphate, which could be a problem, but apparently not verified by studies.

My conclusion is, the past several generations of people, at least since the 1970s, have been consuming a processed-foods diet, with a lot of synthetic chemical preservatives and elements such as aluminum, as well as vaccines and prescription drugs.

And there are other factors as well which contribute to young people’s depression and anxiety. Many of the young now are sheltered and coddled throughout their growing up years, and suddenly after high school the pressures of achievement and self-providing are much more than previous generations. Unfortunately many of toady’s parents are not raising the young people to become independent adults and the young people just aren’t prepared emotionally and practically when they actually get into the real world after high school or college. No wonder many of them have so much anxiety and depression.

Will The Donald “Keep America Great”?

Donald Trump had his Big Announcement to run for reelection in 2020 to the cheers of thousands. Hooray! And in Orlando, no less, home of Walt Disney World. (Might as well.)

So, Trump says that he has already “made America great again” and so his new slogan will now be, “Keep America Great.” Well, I can’t see how this authoritarian militarist and police statist can “keep America great” when his anti-freedom actions and policies are in contrast to the freedom-loving policies of America’s founders.

So, besides being authoritarian, Trump also surrounds himself with crony corporatists, which is not to America’s benefit, that’s for sure.

For instance, the acting Secretary of Defense has been longtime Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan, that I had described as the “Secretary of Boeing” (i.e. conflict of interest much?). And now Shanahan is leaving because of questionable alleged behavior in his personal life, that being alleged domestic abuse and a controversial divorce.

Boeing is the #2 top military contractor.

And now Patrick Shanahan-Boeing is being replaced by Army secretary Mark Epser, who Donald Trump wants to be the official Secretary of Defense. Get this: After several years as cannon fodder for the Army, and as a military bureaucrat and then political flunky for Chuck Hagel, George W. Bush and Fred Thompson, Esper has been a lobbyist for … Raytheon, the #3 top military contractor. So, I guess that means that Esper will be the “Secretary of Raytheon.” But wait. Now that Raytheon will very likely merge with United Technologies, their new racket outfit may actually become the #1 top military contractor.

Ah, the old “climbing up the ladder of success” thing (at taxpayers’ expense, of course).

And I’m not going to call them “defense” contractors, because the wars or “campaigns” the U.S. military has been involved in have not been “defensive” but offensive. The Vietnamese, Iraqis, Afghans etc. did not come over to the U.S. and commit violence against anyone here. (The 9/11 hijackers were mostly Saudis, and there is now evidence that shows that the Saudi regime played a large role in the planning and carrying out of the 9/11 attacks. No Iraqis, no Afghans, despite all the propaganda of the warmongers in Washington.)

No, the U.S. government and military initiated wars of aggression against those countries and their people. And that’s the truth, now. I think that the truth is important. I try not to let government propaganda influence my thinking, whether it’s to do with wars or medical issues or vaccines, etc.

So, those corporations are not selling their products to the government for “defense,” it’s just the opposite.

Another bad outcome of the militarism and corporatism with the warmongering of the past 2 or 3 decades has been the police state. For example, the Patriot Act, which eviscerates the First, Fourth and Fifth Amendments (and probably the Second, too) of the U.S. Constitution. In addition to the Patriot Act, the NDAA which empowers the feds and military to arrest and detain anyone for any reason. No due process.

But what has really been bothering me has been the conservatives and radio personalities who seem to love Donald Trump, and who have been talking endlessly how the FBI and DOJ have been abusing their powers to spy on the Trump campaign and attempting to get Trump impeached based on false accusations with no evidence of “Russian collusions,” and so on.

Which is all quite true, by the way. There is no evidence to back up any of those allegations, and the Mueller investigation said that. But there is evidence of the FBI and DOJ conspiring to abuse their Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) power to spy on their political opponents (Trump). All the facts of that will come out over the next year. Yes, let’s “investigate the investigators.”

However, when Sean Hannity and the rest of them are criticizing this “police state,” I cringe because they themselves are police statists in their support of the aforementioned Patriot Act, NDAA, DHS, ICE, etc.

Hannity is the worst of them (at least, the worst on the radio). For example, in response to school shootings, Hannity’s idea is to put military and local police in the schools. Okay, he really says “former” military and police, but the schools are already a police state, including teachers and administrators calling the police and arresting some little boy for drawing a picture of a gun or some such thing.

And I don’t know about this “former police and military” stuff, because they probably still retain that authoritarian and goonish attitude that’s required of armed government officers. So when a teenage kid might be acting up in the school hallway or being a little obnoxious, the “former” police or military soldier is very likely to go into “berserker” mode and probably shoot the darn kid! (Sometimes police and military people tend to go nutso, especially those with PTSD, and those who are gobbling up those steroids that have terrible aggression-related side effects.)

Unfortunately, Donald Trump seems to have that authoritarian mindset in his love of the government soldier and enforcer with the government badge and gun. I don’t see how he’s going to “make America great again,” or “keep America great” or whatever he’s saying now.

The Nixon-Hoover-Clinton-Bush-Obama-Trump police state has not made America great, only less so, because America was formed based on freedom and due process, not a police state.

And the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama-Trump wars overseas and the failed and futile war on drugs have not made America great, only less so. The government steals so much from the people in taxes including the inflationary stealth tax, as the bureaucrats in Washington squander and squander trillions, making America less great. The Donald is continuing that trend, in my view.

Just Say “No” to a Medical Patient ID

Just a few days ago I wrote my post on whether or not to trust the government with our medical care (NO!). And now I see that the very dangerous people in Congress have voted to give themselves the authority to impose a “medical ID” or “Patient ID” onto each and every American. That’s in an amendment to bill H.R. 2740, according to former Congressman Ron Paul, who writes that when he was in Congress he sponsored the prohibition of this “unique patient identifier” in 1998. That is what they are repealing with this new amendment.

The bill now goes to the Senate. This new power of Congress will give the government and all its unconstitutional and police-state agencies total access to everyone’s personal, private medical information. The already shaky doctor-patient confidentiality relationship will be eliminated with this new power.

As Dr. Ron Paul wrote, “This system would also facilitate the collection of health information without a warrant by surveillance state operatives” and “allowing employers to examine a potential employee’s medical history.”

And Dr. Paul writes further: “Unscrupulous government officials could use medical information to harass those whose political activities challenge the status quo. Anyone who doubts this should ask themselves what a future J. Edgar Hoover or Lois Lerner would do with access to the medical information of those involved in political movements he wishes to silence.”

Now, we know from history time and again that government bureaucrats cannot be trusted with private, personal information of the people. Just imagine how people will now have to censor themselves at the doctor’s office as far as what personal information to share, some of which may be important and relevant in the diagnosis and treatment of a medical issue. It will be much worse if there is some kind of “Medicare for All” or single payer, or otherwise government-run health care. The government doctor will not be someone to trust, just like any other government agent.

Some More Fact-Based Articles Addressing Vaccines

I don’t want to overdo it on the vaccine issue, because that is definitely not a big issue with me. However, when governments try to impose mandatory this or that, then it’s an issue. I believe in freedom of choice, and so vaccines yes or no shouldn’t be an issue in a free society. But with some hysterical ignorant people it is an issue.

Anyway, there have been some more important articles just recently that I wanted to link to.

In my recent post on not trusting government doctors to control our health care, I linked to Sharyl Attkisson’s article, Measles: Facts and Misconceptions in a Near-Hysterical Media Environment, and I wanted to mention the article more specifically. She gives a point-by-point fact-check to several assertions made by the measles vaccine propagandists out there.

In addition to all the propaganda out there with misinformation about the measles and promoting possibly harmful vaccines at all cost, there is an article by Arjun Walia that discusses the censorship campaign under way to intentionally prevent people from learning the truth about these issues. I hope Arjun’s article can make it past the censors.

One of the actual reasons why some vaccines are harmful is because they contain certain adjuvants that are there supposedly to help the vaccine to have a stronger immune response. One of those adjuvants is aluminum. Sayer Ji of GreenMedInfo published a recent article on the cancer-causing effects of aluminum.

Unfortunately we don’t see these kinds of articles published by “mainstream media,” because I guess ignorance and hysteria sell more newspapers and magazines.

And that’s what I wanted to do here, just link to those important articles, because there isn’t anything more I need to add to their discussion.

No, I Don’t Trust Government Doctors

There is a very enlightening article by Dr. Marilyn Singleton, MD of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).

The AAPS is the decent alternative to the loathsome American Medical Association (AMA).

In the new article Dr. Singleton asks if we can trust the government with our medical care. No, of course we can’t trust the government with our medical care. Jeepers, creepers.

We can’t trust the government with FISA surveillance, we can’t trust the government empowered to snoop through our emails and texts, we can’t trust the government with our retirement matters, and we can’t trust the government to be in control of education and student loans, so why should we trust government bureaucrats with our most personal, private medical matters?

Dr. Singleton points out some facts of history in America, including how the U.S. government experimented on people without their knowledge or consent, or based on questionable information on consent forms.

For examples, Dr. Singleton cites several states who made forced sterilizations legal, and such sterilizations were often used to try to weed out possible offspring of the “feebleminded.” Government health commissars and psychiatric institution “doctors” and medical practitioners went after psychiatric patients, black people and Latinos, Native Americans, welfare recipients, and persons with an IQ lower than 70. (Phew. Donald Trump is lucky they didn’t get him, that’s for sure!)

And she quotes Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes thus: “It is better for all the world if, instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind…. Three generations of imbeciles are enough”

Yikes, look in the mirror, Ollie.

And Dr. Singleton also mentioned the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis of black Americans that went on for 40 years, in which the sickos of the U.S. government deliberately let their black victims continue to suffer from syphilis without treating them.

Now, I felt that Dr. Singleton’s mention of the 1989 measles vaccine experiment fits right in with our current measles hysteria going on especially in New York. The 1989 experiment on black and Hispanic babies first consisted of the dishonesty in the CDC’s lying with misinformation on the vaccine consent forms, saying that it was “shown to be effective” when in actuality it was “experimental and unlicensed,” according to Dr. Singleton.

The experimental vaccine was stopped in 1991 when it was revealed that it caused deaths in babies in Africa and Haiti. The CDC finally apologized in 1996. Now, this is during the 1990s, mind you, not exactly the “Dark Ages” of the 1920s or ’30s. So, it wouldn’t surprise me if government sociopaths continue to experiment on people without their knowledge or consent to this day.

And regarding the measles hysteria, the truth is that measles is not that serious a disease. It is actually a mild disease. If you are in reasonably good health, especially well-nourished, then your immune system probably will be strong and even if someone contracts the disease that individual might be sick and out from school or work for a week, like from a cold. So, the hysteria is unwarranted, in my non-hysterical opinion.

The problem is that some people are not well nourished. Many people in our modern society are consuming junk food and processed foods with synthetic chemicals that interfere with the digestion and absorption of the nutrients from the healthy foods they are eating. And then there are the prescription drugs, alcohol and other drugs that weaken people’s immune systems. (As I wrote in my post on my medical ordeal with bad doctors and their cherished prescription drugs, many “doctors” are obsessed with those pharmaceuticals and seem totally oblivious to the importance of nutrition.)

So, talk about informed consent. So far on this blog I have linked to some very good measles related articles, pointing out that a lot of already-vaccinated people are getting the measles, and there are people getting the measles from the measles vaccines!

But we don’t hear these facts from the news media outlets, many of which are funded by pharmaceutical companies’ commercials.

Yet, we have ignorant fascists like the mayor of New York City who want to force people to be assaulted with vaccines that might possibly actually compromise their immune systems or give them neurological problems, and government bureaucrats and “doctors” who want to quarantine healthy individuals who don’t even have the measles but who just don’t want to be assaulted with a damn vaccine!!

So, as Dr. Marilyn Singleton points out, there are very good reasons to not trust government with our medical care. And by the way, given that government bureaucracies are sharing information about people with other government bureaucracies, even though I have no criminal record and have never harmed anyone, I certainly wouldn’t want my personal, private medical information and everything I might tell a doctor be shared with HHS that could share it with DHS, FBI, TSA, DEA, all agencies which need to go the same way as the old Soviet Union, in my opinion.

My Latest Magnesium Update

Well, here we go again, it’s time to write another post on my latest dealings with nutritional supplements. Once again a magnesium update. Just to remind you, I take nutritional supplements because I have my digestive condition of ulcerative colitis and I can’t have most vegetables because many of them are mostly insoluble fiber, which is tough on a sensitive digestive system.

So as I had mentioned in the previous posts, I had been taking the Bluebonnet magnesium citrate, but it took me the longest time to acknowledge that it just wasn’t that good. I think that’s because when I started taking it it was very effective. That was about February to May of 2018. But during last Summer it was less effective, and I concluded that the warmer or more humid weather could have an effect on supplements.

And I thought I had learned in these past couple of years that magnesium citrate is a good idea if you’re taking it for your muscles, nerves and joints and don’t want it to cause a laxative effect like magnesium oxide. But noooo, even though magnesium citrate is said to absorb very well, it still can have that laxative effect. Well, with my digestive issues, I don’t want a laxative!

Apparently magnesium glycinate has a superior absorption and doesn’t cause a laxative effect. So by a few months ago I was then taking the Whole Foods Market 365 magnesium glycinate at breakfast and at dinner, 133 mg each, and just the one Bluebonnet magnesium citrate (200 mg) about two hours after breakfast as the extra magnesium.

But even that one extra tablet of Bluebonnet mag citrate at 200 mg per day was causing a laxative effect. And I don’t want to take a third WFM 365 tablet per day because unfortunately those contain a lot of “filler” ingredients, mainly “microcrystalline cellulose.” But I’m willing to take 2 WFM glycinate per day, because the other glycinate product that’s available in store is KAL magnesium glycinate, which is bad in the purity category.

However, for that second, extra tablet of the day, I replaced the Bluebonnet citrate with the Bluebonnet “chelated and buffered” magnesium, which is magnesium biglycinate (apparently the same as glycinate) but “buffered with magnesium oxide.” Well, the company says it is buffered with the magnesium oxide to make it easier on the digestive system. Which it wasn’t. And I KNOW that magnesium oxide is mainly a laxative. For some reason I was thinking that well if it’s buffered and chelated then the laxative effect would be almost non-existent. Nope.

So, for now I’m taking the two WFM 365, at breakfast and dinner, and taking one softgel of the Nature Made magnesium citrate as that extra one with its 125 mg per softgel. Based on my experience now I think that having two different forms of the magnesium is a good idea. And I know that magnesium citrate has a little bit of a laxative effect, but with the NM product it’s minimal. I know there are other, better products I can get online but I don’t want to order things online especially supplements.

Now, After a few weeks with the combo I am having now, I can really tell that I’m finally getting a goodly amount of magnesium absorbed, but not too much that in the past has caused headaches. And while I am taking the magnesium mainly for muscle health (because of a problem I had in early 2015 that I concluded was because of magnesium deficiency but was much better after I started my first magnesium supplements), I think that my nerves are actually benefiting from it as well now. One way of telling is that when I shave, my skin feels more sensitive, which is probably a good thing. It may have been that because of still having a somewhat magnesium deficiency my nerves may have not been fully functioning. But I am only guessing here from my own experiences, or from my sensory or sensorial perceptions. (I could be all wet on this, though.)

By the way, speaking of the nerves and nerve health, I also learned over the years that too much vitamin B6 could cause numbing of the nerves. So I replaced my vitamin B-50, which has too much B6, with a different B-complex which has much lower B6.

On Writing a Blog

I have had this blog for 4+ years now. There have been times in which I have “writer’s block” and that applies to when I have a subject to write about but the way to write about it is just not appearing in my brain, or I want to write something and have time but don’t have any particular subject. In those cases I look at other websites and when I see something interesting or important I’ll link to it and write my comments about it.

And then there are periods in which I have not been motivated. For instance, this blog started in September 2014 and at one point there was a 2-year absence (Nov. ’15-Jan. ’18). Well, I have come across a blog by a PhD student who blogs about writing and the various issues associated with that. Many of the commenters themselves have blogs about their issues with writing, or with tips on writing, and so on.

I really was hoping to be able to write something, at least one post per day, but that hasn’t worked out. But I am trying to stay with it. I’ll especially continue to write updates on my experiences with my nutritional supplements.

Psychiatric Drugs Contributing to Parkinson’s?

There was a study that suggests that people who suffer from bipolar disorder have a higher risk of Parkinson’s disease. My very first thought was that, well, many people who are diagnosed with bipolar are given psychiatric drugs, and I have no doubt that those drugs, those synthetic chemicals, are contributing to people developing neurological problems, including Parkinson’s. (The drugs are a major, #1 priority with today’s damned psychiatrists, so it seems!)

Some snips from the study, according to Medpage Today:

The trend was significant even in adults younger than age 65, and the frequency of psychiatric admissions for manic/mixed and depressive episodes correlated with Parkinson’s risk.

What Parkinson’s and bipolar disorder share is unclear, but “could include genetic alterations, inflammatory processes, or problems with the transmission of messages between brain cells,” he suggested.

That were caused by the damn psychiatric drugs? Ya think?

“If we could identify the underlying cause of this relationship, that could potentially help us develop treatments that could benefit both conditions.”

How about just getting rid of Big Pharma poison? But no, we have to “develop more treatments” so that the pharmaceutical companies especially the execs can fatten their bank accounts!

Toward the end, the article notes:

And despite controlling for antipsychotic drugs, the risk that some Parkinson’s disease identified in this study was actually drug-induced parkinsonism remains a possibility, they added.

However, according to Dr. Peter Breggin, my favorite psychiatrist (if I have to have a “favorite psychiatrist”),

Antipsychotic drugs, including both older and newer ones, cause shrinkage (atrophy) of the brain in many human brain scan studies and in animal autopsy studies…Many studies of SSRIs show severe brain abnormalities, such as shrinkage (atrophy) with brain cell death in humans and the growth of new abnormal brain cells in animal and laboratory studies.. Benzos deteriorate memory and other mental capacities. Human studies demonstrate that they frequently lead to atrophy and dementia after longer-term exposure. After withdrawal, individuals exposed to these drugs also experience multiple persisting problems including memory and cognitive dysfunction, emotional instability, anxiety, insomnia, and muscular and neurological discomforts…

So, this Parkinson’s-bipolar study is just another “study,” in my opinion, that rationalizes more drugs for more people to make people worse off than the first drugs made them previously.