Monthly Archives: November 2019

How Much Do 5G and Wireless Technologies Affect Our Health?

I am only just recently becoming aware of issues regarding wifi radiation and 5G technology. It hasn’t been something that I am particularly interested in, because I don’t have an iPhone, my only Internet-accessible device being my desktop home computer. I do have an old cell phone but I don’t really use it, so it stays in a drawer most of the time.

But I have seen some articles now on the 5G technology and wifi supposedly making people sick, like with “flu-like” illnesses. This article refers to people having “microwave sickness” because of wireless technology, and now, 5G.

In my area I don’t know if 5G is around here, but I did recently have something like a flu that involved my digestive area. Not good. I already have digestive issues. I do have an iMac that’s 8 years old, and I haven’t been using wireless except for my wireless keyboard. Based on what I’ve read online, I have learned that if we sit farther back away from the computer we’re better off, because even if I’m not using wireless (except for the keyboard), supposedly the computer itself gives off radiation in levels enough to cause some possible issues.

I really don’t get colds that often, but earlier this year I had a cold in February and one in late April. But I definitely had something a week or two ago, probably a flu. (I don’t know if I’ve ever had the flu before, just colds. In my adult life I have only had a flu shot maybe two or three times, from 2002 to 2007, and I stopped getting flu shots after the one in 2007 had some sort of negative effect on me.)

Supposedly those wifi or 5G  technologies can affect one’s immune system. Anyone know about this kind of thing?

And a related article, apparently too much screen time can affect the brain development of little kids. A study concluded that “more screen time was harmful to the brain’s white matter, particularly in tracts supporting language and literacy skills,” according to GreenMedInfo. I think that such excessive screen viewing can affect people at any age, as such has been my experience.

Boyan Slat Cleaning Up the Environment

There is an article on Dr. Joseph Mercola’s website featuring Boyan Slat, the young Dutch entrepreneur whose new Ocean Cleanup collection barge has been tested successfully. The barge will attempt to pick up plastic crap from the oceans and rivers.

This crap finds its way into the oceans and rivers because there are people who are lazy and can’t wait to find an appropriate trash bin, and so they litter their trash about. This is the main problem, in my view, as far as why there are plastic garbage materials all over the place. We do have laws against littering, don’t we?

One thing I disagree with on Dr. Mercola’s list of things to do to prevent plastic pollution is the suggestion of using reusable grocery bags. The problem with reusable grocery bags is that bacteria from food can get in the bags and cause an unhealthy situation. So, I personally recommend not doing that.

We can’t avoid all the plastics in the products we use and buy. There is nothing actually bad or harmful about plastics per se. The problem is littering, so stop doing that, everyone.

Anyway, I’m sure there are some readers who won’t like my saying this, but while Greta Thunberg travels around and becomes a star speaker, Boyan Slat is actually doing something to make the environment cleaner and better.

Jacob Hornberger, the Libertarian Party, and the 2020 Election

The 2020 presidential election campaign seems to give us an incumbent Trump, who looks like he will survive this impeachment stuff, and a bunch of anti-freedom candidates who want to oppose him. If he is removed by the Senate, that will give us a President Pence, who is an even worse warmonger and socially repressive than Trump! But, I don’t think he will be removed.

I have been either voting for third parties or not voting since the 1990s. I refuse to vote for the “lesser of two evils,” because the “lesser of two evils” is still evil, in my opinion. Both major parties are evil. They are anti-freedom, warmongers, anti-due process, and fascists. It used to be that the Libertarian Party, the “party of principle,” was for the principles of freedom that America was founded on.

But then the Libertarian Party had Gary Johnson whose only issue was pot legalization, not on principle but because he just loves pot. And he’s also a “social justice” guy, no understanding of freedom, property rights and freedom of association. If you ask me, the “social justice warriors” in recent years are not concerned with justice when they shout people down and attack people physically at demonstrations. So, they aren’t even concerned with acting decently, you know, in “social” interactions with others. How about treating others with respect, even those with whom you disagree?

But now we have a more principled candidate for president with the Libertarian Party, Jacob Hornberger of the Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF). I have linked to his articles here before (I think). Unlike Gary Johnson and Bob Barr, we can definitely compare Jacob Hornberger with Ron Paul who was the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee in 1988. However, Ron Paul in 2008 and 2012 was perhaps a little less libertarian and principled especially on the immigration issue, when Paul ran for president as a Republican.

But Jacob Hornberger is more principled in his views and support for the non-aggression principle, private property rights and freedom of association, and non-interventionism in foreign policy. He also has the same kind of understanding of free-market economics that Ron Paul had, unlike Gary Johnson. Well, I’ll try not to bring up Gary Johnson again.

Imagine abolishing the IRS and the income tax and the federal reserve, closing down all the foreign U.S. military bases abroad and bringing all the troops home, ending the feds’ wars on drugs and immigration, getting rid of the FBI, CIA, NSA, and all those other unconstitutional agencies in Washington. If you think that all that is extreme, you can read Jacob’s blog on the FFF website and read his explanations for those things. Abolishing the welfare/warfare state and restoring our freedom is not extreme. It’s those bureaucracies and the feds’ thefts of the people and intrusions into their lives — that’s extreme!

Also read Jacob’s blog on his campaign website. He frequently cites the works of economists Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard. I very much recommend their writings at those links.

However, Jacob may have his work cut out for him in getting the Libertarian nomination, because the party has become more “social justice” oriented i.e. abandoning the principles of freedom, such as freedom of speech. So, his dealing with things like the Civil Rights Act of 1964 may be like walking on eggshells.

And also, Jacob is definitely not on the side of the “lone nut shooter” theory promoted by the government and the mainstream media regarding the JFK assassination. He certainly has written about that many times as well. See this by Jacob Hornberger, and this page that contains a reading list regarding the JFK assassination that includes some of Jacob’s articles. I can predict that when some people google Jacob Hornberger they will see his JFK assassination articles and say, “conspiracy theorist,” albeit naively and ignorantly, in my opinion. But we learned a lot as far as what the feds have been up to, especially since 9/11 and the “War on Terror” i.e. war on freedom, and the hysterical campaign to get rid of Trump as well. The FBI and CIA don’t like Trump because he criticized them during the 2016 campaign, and that’s a no-no.

Anyway, I hope that people have an open mind. If you don’t like Trump or Pence, and don’t like what the Democrats have to offer, maybe consider the Libertarian Party and Jacob Hornberger.

Google Promotes Junk Food and Big Pharma

In this important article, Dr. Joseph Mercola describes how Google searches are selectively burying the Mercola website, especially articles that had in the past made the top of the results. The article also shows how at the same time Google gives establishment medicine and Big Pharma top priority in results, such as WebMD and Healthline. Dr. Mercola gives the details of the crony relationships between those websites and the makers of junk food as well as the pharmaceutical companies. Apparently, Google is violating its own policy by promoting WebMD.

My Elbow Tendon Injury from 3 Years Ago

A radio talk show personality I listen to (and I don’t want to say the name because I don’t want to admit I listen to him) was saying something about his elbow tendon injury that’s taking too much time to heal. Well, that was my experience when I had an elbow tendon injury 3 years ago.

That began in October 2016 and went into 2017. I don’t think I wrote about that here, because I see that I had a long absence here between November 2015 and January 2018. One problem was that sitting at the computer and trying to write was difficult, because of the arms issue.

So, in mid-October 2016 my left arm at the elbow was having pain and difficulty doing things, and I concluded that something happened because of carrying heavy bags from Trader Joe’s to here. I was assuming that it was a bruise on the elbow but there was no visible bruise. It took a while to eventually learn from info on the Internet that it was an injured tendon. So for weeks I was doing the wrong things like putting Arnicare on the elbow area every day, and using the heating pad. Some things I read online said to put ice on it, but after two days of that the ice made it worse.

Eventually I learned from being more specific in searches that it was not an elbow bruise but a tendon injury. My specific symptoms included pain in that forearm near the elbow area when doing things with my left hand such as squeezing or pinching the fingers like when I’m wiping something at the kitchen sink, etc. The info online was pointing to elbow tendon injury, based on my specific symptoms.

Unfortunately, there are people online including professional physical therapists or other practitioners who suggest putting ice on an elbow tendon injury. My experience was that the ice made it worse. Ice is really for a bruise, especially just after something actually happens, or at least within the first 24 hours of an injury. After that the ice is probably not helpful. After the first 24 hours or so of a bruise, heat is more helpful, such as with a heating pad or hot water bottle. But with a tendon injury, ice is not good. (i.e. ignore the “I” part of the so-called “RICE” treatment method when it comes to tendon injuries.)

One thing that was useful early on, I think, was elevation, holding the arm up (if you can stand it) so that the elbow tendon injury area is above the heart.

Perhaps the most helpful thing for me, I think, to heal the elbow tendon injury was the massage in that area, that I learned about online. This page was probably the most informative one, and I thank Paul Ingraham for preparing that page.

The exercises that I found for my specific kind of problem were also helpful.

And rest is helpful, too. The problem began in October of 2016, and it wasn’t until maybe January of 2017 that I finally realized that stopping my morning push-ups was a good idea. (Ya think?) I have been doing push-ups and sit-ups since the 1980s. In 2017, I didn’t resume doing the push-ups until around April as the problem got better, and even then I started with a very low number and gradually increased the number over a period of months.

But in early 2017 when I was more careful with things, like carrying heavy stuff, to protect my left arm while trying to heal I would carry most of the things with my right arm. Well, that caused a reaggravation of an upper right arm injury that I had in the early 1990s (that also was difficult to heal at that time). I think that was also a tendon injury. So, in late January 2017 I got one of those schlepping things to help me to take things back from grocery stores. Obviously, I don’t have a car. (I guess, even if you exercise and try to stay fit, when you’re in your mid-50s as I am, things aren’t as easy as they were 20 or 30 years ago!)

I think that by April of 2017 the arms were getting better, especially by May. Unlike other kinds of arm, elbow or shoulder injuries, tendon injuries are harder to heal and take more time.

It’s also good to make sure you’re getting enough magnesium, which is important for our muscles, nerves and joints. I think that a possible magnesium deficiency at the time in late 2016 may have been a contributor to my issue, but I’m not 100% sure about that.

“Social Justice” Activist Hospital Workers Abandon Patients to Protest Melania Trump

Over a hundred medical “professionals” at Boston Medical Center protested Melania Trump who was visiting the hospital to promote the hospital’s “cuddling” program for infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, which is when babies had been overexposed to the mother’s opioid usage during the pregnancy.

So, what we have here is politics-obsessed activists who obviously hate Donald Trump and obviously disagree strongly with his policies, as do I. But their walking out on patients in order to attend a protest not even of Trump but of Mrs. Trump is very telling of how self-centered political activists are now.

It seems that everything is political now. Medical “professionals” here seem to be more dedicated to their “social justice” politics than to their needy patients. If they aren’t fired, which they should be, they should at least have their pay docked. Am I way off on this?

But they will not be fired or have their pay docked, because I think this obsession with politics and “social justice” here comes from the higher-ups. For instance, Boston Medical Center CEO Kate Walsh supported the “Affordable Care Act” and even the earlier, awful Massachusetts version of that imposed on Massachusetts citizens by Mitt Romney when he was governor. Especially when it comes to health care, government central planning and mandates are not a good idea. But with this Boston Globe op-ed by Walsh, I think we see that the activism comes from the top.