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Between Friday, June 8th, and Friday, June 15th, the bid prices for:
|Gold rose 2.0 % from $1,594.70 to $1,626.70
|Silver rose 0.7 % from $28.53 to $28.74
|Platinum rose 3.7 % from $1,427 to $1,480
|Palladium rose 1.9 % from $613 to $625
|DJIA rose 1.7 % from 12,554.20 to 12,767.17
|NASDAQ rose 0.5 % from 2,858.42 to 2,872.80
|NYSE rose 1.5 % from 7,553.77 to 7,664.27
|US Dollar Index fell 0.4 % from 81.86 to 81.55
|Crude Oil rose 14.8 % from $83.57 to $95.96
|The common adage sell in May and go away is always
looked upon as perhaps a buying opportunity for gold and silver during the
summer months. Due to summer vacations and especially in Europe
during the month of August little interest is shown for investments so
trading volumes are low and prices usually stay steady if not fall back.
However, during the past three years gold prices
actually began to climb during this time frame. On August 6th 2011
U.S. debt was downgraded by S&P and shortly there after gold price rose
to a historic high.
Lately it seems Europe has the most influence on gold
prices. The elections haven't done one thing for the Greek
people or their debt because their debt is too great to be repaid.
Many fail to realize the United States is far worse and will meet with the
Although buying of Gold and Silver Eagles have
increased substantially in May they are horribly lower by 45% from the year
before. So far in 2012 the Mint has sold over 283,500 ounces of Gold
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liner Titanic sank on its maiden voyage in A.D. 1912 from England to
America. Before it embarked, the ship's captain said, "I cannot
conceive of any vital disaster happening to this vessel. Modern
shipbuilding has gone beyond that."
was convinced that "modern shipbuilding" technology had advanced to
a point where "modern" ships were unsinkable.
responsible for building the Titanic reportedly declared, "God,
Himself, could not sink the Titanic." That report is probably
false. Nevertheless, the sentiment expressed and subsequent sinking
of the Titanic perfectly illustrates mankind's tendency to arrogant
overconfidence in our technology. Whenever we think we're "so smart"
that nothing can possibly go wrong, we've embraced a "Titanic Technology"
that's more akin to magic and superstition than science.
has always had a "damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead!" mentality.
We believe that "what man can dream, man can do." That attitude is in
our nature; in our blood; in our testosterone.
So it's no
surprise that we tend to elect politicians and leaders who claim to have a
dream, a vision, and the determination to make that vision happen.
it's no surprise that politicians who don't have brains enough to imagine
what they'll have for breakfast tomorrow still claim to have a "vision" or
"plan" for the future. They know the voters love voting for men with
aggressive, innovative "plans". Often, these "plans" ("Change you can
believe in"?!) turn out be imaginary or even treasonous. But—no
matter—we still vote for the "man with the plan".
back, it's clear that man's dreams, visions and plans have, on balance,
been beneficial. Almost everything that passes for civilization today is
based on some early innovator's extraordinary "plan". Time and again,
we've elected, appointed or submitted to some "Rough Rider" who had a
"plan" that he forced upon us and thereby drove mankind kicking and
screaming into the 21st Century.
our technologies become increasingly powerful (and "magical") and as the
human population grows increasingly numerous, our visions and plans
increasingly touch on devastating powers that are only barely
understood. Our individual, corporate and national hubris convinces
us that we can "boldly go where no man's gone before". But,
increasingly, it becomes apparent that there may be some "destinations"
that no man was meant to reach or even approach.
example come to mind: genetically modified foods and nuclear power
Do any of
our visionaries really know what the consequence of Genetically Modified
Organisms (GMO food) will be? In the name of corporate profit, will
GMO foods serve the people or poison them? Will the purported
successes of GMO foods ultimately reduce the variety of food species to
such a small number that a single new virus or parasite might suddenly
destroy the global supply of something as fundamental as wheat or potatoes?
the laboratory geniuses who aren't only creating GMO foods, but probing so
deeply into genetics that they're able to create new viruses that—if those
viruses break free into the world environment—might destroy all of
mankind? What about the reported creations of chimeras—creatures that
are partially human and partially animals?
the dreamers who support these technologies believe them to be
risk-free. Still, they plunge ahead, certain that if our newfound
knowledge causes a catastrophe, we will find even more knowledge to later
overcome our most recent man-made catastrophe.
past several thousand years, our confidence has served us well. Yes,
mankind caused catastrophes, but mankind has always overcome those
catastrophes. So far.
as man's technology probes deeper into the building blocks of life and
matter, we're tinkering with forces so primal that if somebody screws up,
the entire world might die. Our knowledge of genetics is one
example of a "Titanic Technology". Our knowledge of nuclear
physics is another.
people think of nuclear physics, they think of nuclear bombs and the
potential for a third world war that might "destroy civilization".
Lemme tell you something: Nuclear bombs are a blessing
compared to nuclear power plants.
war could kill billions of men and women. There'd be some huge
explosions, entire cities and even nations might cease to exist. But
as we've seen in the examples of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, despite being
"nuked" in WWII, those cities were rebuilt and once again became
vibrant. Even after nuclear war, life goes on—largely because there's
relatively little residual radiation after a nuclear explosion.
comes to nuclear weapons, there's a flash of light and radiation, a big
bang, and then it's over. In an instant, millions might die.
But after that instant, the survivors can rebuild.
fates of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the fates of Chernobyl and
Fukushima. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by nuclear weapons
in A.D. 1945 but were quickly rebuilt and re-inhabited. Chernobyl and
Fukushima were destroyed by nuclear power plants and may never be
rebuilt or re-inhabited. Which is worse?
According to Wikpedia,
disaster was a catastrophic
nuclear accident that occurred
on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. An explosion and fire released
large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere, which
spread over much of Western USSR and Europe. It is widely considered to
have been the worst nuclear power plant
accident in history, and is one of only two classified as a level 7 event
on the International Nuclear Event Scale (the other being the Fukushima Daiichi
nuclear disaster in 2011). . . . The battle to contain the contamination and avert a greater
catastrophe ultimately involved over 500,000 workers and cost an
estimated 18 billion rubles, crippling the Soviet economy. . .
. From 1986 to 2000, 350,400 people were evacuated and resettled .
. . . The government coverup of the Chernobyl disaster was a
"catalyst" for glastnost, which "paved the way for reforms leading
to the Soviet collapse."
Get that? Our government likes to claim that the Soviet Union
was destroyed the sheer cost of by the Cold War's arm's race, but Chernobyl
was at least the USSR's coup de grace.
In A.D. 1986, a nuclear power plant exploded, and five years later
the almighty Soviet Union cease to exist. The second most powerful
nation in the world was destroyed—at least in part—by a single
nuclear power plant's catastrophic failure. I don't know how many
hydrogen bombs might've been required to destroy the former Soviet Union
but, arguably, it took only one failed nuclear power plant to
precipitate the same result.
"Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus have been burdened with the continuing
and substantial decontamination and health care costs of the
Chernobyl accident. . . . between 5% and 7% of government spending
in Ukraine is still related to Chernobyl.
The Chernobyl nuclear power plant was commissioned in A.D.
1977. It exploded just nine years later. Today, twenty-six
years after the meltdown, Ukraine is still paying to deal with
the disaster. Ukraine reportedly has a "plan" to completely
decommission the Chernobyl power plant by A.D. 2065—almost 80 years
after the original explosion. Presumably, Ukraine will continue to be
burdened with costs associated with Chernobyl for at least another half
"An area extending 19 miles (31 km) in all directions from the
plant [about 1,100 square miles] is known as the "zone of
alienation." It is largely uninhabited, except for a few
residents who have refused to leave. . . . Ukrainian officials
estimate the area will not be safe for human life again for another 20,000
The design life for most nuclear power plants is just 30 to 40
years. The "dead zone" surrounding Chernobyl may last for 20,000
Do you see why I say that nuclear bombs might be a blessing compared
to nuclear power plants? A nuclear war is essentially over in an
instant. Survivors can quickly reoccupy the land and rebuild.
But if a nuclear power plant explodes, the resulting radioactive
contamination might render an area uninhabitable for 20,000 years.
No one but God has the right to take risks that might destroy part
of the earth for 20,000 years. Any man, nation or corporation that
takes such risks is mad or satanic. Such risks implicate a "Titanic
• Chernobyl was horrific. Fukushima is worse.
Radiation: Chernobyl's radiation contaminated extended even
to northern Europe. Fukushima's radiation has reached North America.
Evacuation: Some predict that Fukushia may
eventually cause Tokyo (population 13 million) to be evacuated. That's 10% of Japan's
population. Imagine that America had to evacuate 10% (30 million)
Americans from their homes. How could we manage? Where would we
send those 30 million? Similarly, where could Japan send 13 million?
difference between Chernobyl and Japan: The former USSR was a huge,
largely vacant land mass. Therefore people near Chernobyl had
somewhere to run to escape Chernobyl's radiation. But Japan is so
densely populated, that those living close to Fukushima may have nowhere to
run. If so, they must stay in the "dead zone".
Dead Zone: Chernobyl's dead zone is about 1,100 square
miles; Fukushima's is "only" about 250 square miles. But—perhaps
because they have no place to put all the refugees—the Japanese government
is assuring people that it's safe to remain in areas that are radioactively
The Japanese government has declared everything within 12 miles of
Fukushima is too "hot" to inhabit. Everything outside the 12 mile
limit is supposedly safe enough for even children. However,
Natural News reports, "soil samples taken from outside the 12-mile exclusion
zone are higher than the 1.48 million
becquerels per square meter limit that triggered evacuations outside
Chernobyl in 1986. In other words, the radiation level of the soil 12 miles from Fukushima is now higher than
the levels considered too
dangerous to live in near Chernobyl.
Coverup: Just as the former Soviet Union tried to conceal the
truth about Chernobyl, the Japanese government is trying to conceal the
true extent of the disaster and consequences of Fukushima.
Political repercussions. Just as Chernobyl may have destroyed
the Soviet Union, Fukushima may destroy Japan. Again, a single
nuclear power plant explosion just might destroy a nation—or at
least a national government.
Arrogance. Prior to Chernobyl, the Soviet Union was
still bragging about its technological expertise and destiny to rule the
world. Five years after Chernobyl, the USSR was gone.
Similarly, up until A.D. 1990, the Japanese people regarded themselves and
their technology as "perfect". Since Fukushima, that conceit is
gone. "Titanic Technology" is based at least as much on arrogance as
science. When Titanic Technology fails, that failure typically has more to
do with unwarranted arrogance than faulty science.
yet, The New York Times ("Japan's Premier Seeks Support for Using Nuclear Power")
reports that, despite
the similarities between Chernobyl and Fukushima:
"In a rare
personal appeal on national television, Prime Minister Yoshihiko
Noda asked for his nation's support in restarting the first of
Japan's 50 idled nuclear plants, saying that keeping the plants offline
could cause blackouts and economic chaos at a time when the country's
struggling economy can least afford it.
Well, gee . . . what could be possibly be unsafe (or even
insanely stupid) about resuming a reliance on nuclear power plant
technology in a nation prone to earthquakes?
"That Mr. Noda took his case to the public on such an
crucial issue, rather than setting policy behind closed doors, is a
testament to the deep public distrust gripping the nation since last
year's nuclear disaster and the government's playing down of the risks
it posed. Despite increasingly dire warnings about the economic
effects of a sudden turn from nuclear energy, a majority of Japanese remain
unconvinced that it is safe to turn the plants back on."
After all, a nuclear power plant can provide comparatively
cheap energy for 40 years (but in doing so, it will also generate a waste
product that's so lethal that it must be stored for several
The nuclear power waste storage problem essentially
means screw the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and thousands
of years of offspring. We want cheap energy now (and the profits that
can be generated from building nuclear power plants), and we don't give a
damn if the next thousand generations have to pay for it or die from the
consequences. Our willingness to ignore the nuclear waste storage
problem is a perfect example of the arrogance that's crucial to Titanic
Technology. "Damn the storage problems! Full profits ahead!"
"Mr. Noda spoke in stark terms, saying that Japan could not
maintain its current living standards without nuclear power. . .
. He also cited national security, saying Japan needed nuclear
power to avoid relying too heavily on oil and natural gas from the
politically volatile Middle East.
I don't doubt that Prime Minister Noda is right. Without
nuclear power plants, businesses will flee, Japan's economy will slide into
depression, the standard of living will plummet. But with nuclear
power technology, another "accident" is inevitable, more of Japan will be
cordoned off into a "dead zone" and the Japanese will see more dead or
"The need to import more oil and gas to make up for the
shortfall has been cited as a major factor behind Japan posting its first
yearly trade deficit in more than three decades.
"Many Japanese share Mr. Noda's worry that power shortages
could cost jobs and accelerate the nation's industrial decline, driving
more businesses abroad.
Japan's energy problems aren't subject to easy
solutions. There's no right answer. Much like meth addicts,
Japan has become dependent upon a technology that could destroy them.
They can't quit and they can't keep on. What shall they do?
I don't care what "man can dream" about nuclear power—no one
is sufficiently brilliant to justify getting cheap energy for 40 years in
return for storing radioactive waste for several thousand years.
Yes, we may cause cold fusion to work and replace nuclear
power. We may succeed in harnessing solar energy or wind power.
We may even find a way of using coal or petroleum based energy without
But, until we do, the world is hitting an energy "wall" that
won't be overcome by the Titanic Technology of nuclear power.
Of course, as Americans, we might scoff at the idiot Russians
and the idiot Japanese who "couldn't handle" their "nukes". Damn
fools. But, inevitably one of America's 104 commercial reactors
(which supply almost 20% of US electricity) will suffer a disaster, we'll
evacuate hundreds of thousands (maybe millions) of Americans, and nuclear
power will be as suddenly dead in the US as it is in Japan.
In the meantime, the world's third-largest economy (Japan) is
headed into an economic depression. In the sense that Fukushima
was built on Titanic Technology (science and arrogance), the coming
depression will be man-made.
An economic depression in Japan will almost certainly
precipitate an economic depression in the rest of the world—including the
Titanic Tech is failing. We've almost run out
arrogance. We shall soon run out of unwarranted confidence.
Hard times are coming.
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ON DECIDING WHERE TO PLACE A SHELTER
The concept of a security shelter is more broad than
the idea of a Safe Room in that it includes both stand-alone, prefabricated
shelters as well as Safe Rooms. The prime difference is that Safe
Rooms are always integral to the basement of a home or building, and
prefabricated shelters are almost always buried outside an existing
building. This article will discuss the relative pros and cons
of each type of survival shelter and where they are best placed.
It has always been my belief that most people would
rather survive hard times within their existing home than a submarine-like
tank structure buried in the backyard. While stand-alone
pre-fabricated shelters have the advantage of being ready made, their space
is limited and the cost per square foot of usable space is very high
compared to basement shelter space.
Buried tanks style shelters, whether in fiberglass,
steel or cement are usually cylindrical in shape and thus don't adapt well
to normal shelves, cabinets or furniture that is designed for upright walls
and level floors. Everything has to be custom built. In addition,
standalone shelters almost always have integral blast doors and valves
built in at considerable extra expense. However, blast valves are
only necessary if you are forced to shelter in a blast area.
Almost no one should have a residence in a blast zone,
which is generally restricted to within 5 miles of a area targeted by a
nuclear explosion. Why put extra money into a building a
reinforced shelter deep underground in a blast zone when you can better use
that money to relocate out of a blast zone and avoid all that direct
destruction. That way you only have to deal with fallout which is
much less costly. My book Strategic Relocation---North American
Guide to Safe Places not only covers all the pros and cons of
relocating for safety, but how to develop strategies for surviving in major
metro areas when you cannot leave because of work or family.
There's another major problem with buried tank
shelters. ---How to get into them without others blocking your
way? First, it's almost impossible to put one of these shelters into
the ground without all the neighbors seeing it come down the street on a
big crane truck. Then, there's the heavy equipment needed to dig the
hole. Once it's known you have a shelter in your backyard, how
do you get inside if the entrance is surrounded by neighbors wanted to get
inside for protection?
But even if you are successful in evading that problem,
in ground shelters have vent pipes sticking out of the ground that can be
discovered and sabotaged. These vents also act as microwave sound
amplifiers allowing anyone on the outside to hear everything being said
down below. For these reasons and others, I strongly recommend
that a building be placed over any pre-fab shelter in order to conceal the
entrance and the vent pipes. It also provides a roof surface off the
ground to place solar panels which provide alternate energy for any shelter.
Let's contrast this with the advantage of the
basement shelter. It has been my experience after working in the field of
security design for more than 40 years, that if you integrate a shelter and
most security features into a conventional-looking home, with a basement,
you make those expenditures much more useful and convenient, and you
eliminate the access problems that come with an outdoor buried
There are several advantages to this strategy:
to your high security facilities is convenient and private. You avoid the
danger of trying to get into a separate shelter by first crossing open
terrain or trying to uncover and open a secret hatch in the ground.
• You can
stockpile in the privacy of your own home, so that it remains
facilities are easier to conceal when integral to your home. The
entrance to the shelter can be concealed by hidden doors, cabinets or even
multiple rooms each with secret access doors.
• You can
access all normal household facilities and stockpiles within the same
structural system, and often you can provide direct access near the
basement shelter via a trap door from a bedroom above---avoiding having to
come outside your secure bedroom and down the open stairwell.
• A lower
overall profile is maintained, both in construction and operation. It
is much easier to conceal the construction of a shelter as you are building
a home since basements are fairly normal events. The actual fitting
out of a shelter can be done after occupancy so that no one sees any
details of your concealment strategies.
The best location for a basement shelter or Safe Room
is under the garage slab. First, no one expects there to be basement
space under a garage and second, you save part of the cost of the thickened
reinforced slab because the normal 4" garage slab is already part of your
building cost. 10" is the minimum slab thickness you need over
a shelter for fallout protection. When reinforced property,
that slab also makes the safe room fireproof as well.
You can also build a shelter within the normal part of
the basement (not under the garage) by integrating the extra concrete slab into
the floor structure, and building additional concrete walls and footings to
support that weight. However, all of that is extra
expense---unlike the under-garage location where you are simply adding to
the already needed garage slab and support footings. In cold
weather climates often the garage footing support walls have to go down 3
or 4 feet anyway to get below the frost line, so you're only adding another
4 feet to those support walls to turn it into basement space.
If you are considering a building a basement shelter
into an existing basement, this is best accomplished by using a
corner of the basement and adding two additional concrete block walls to
form a rectangular room. You then use corrugated steel decking to
form a lowered ceiling under the existing one and slide solid concrete
blocks into place on top of the steel decking. Specific
architectural plans on how to do this remodeling task are found in my other
book, How To Implement a Shelter in the Home.
Joel Skousen, is the earliest pioneer in the field of
survival architecture and is the author of 3 books, showcased at his
How do Children Benefit from
Life is such an amazing miracle! Two cells become
four and four become eight and so on until nine months later a perfect
human being enters the world. The little heart started beating at 24 days.
Eyes formed at 36 days. This miracle unfolds perfectly, they are programmed
for health – unless there is interference, which is why children can
benefit from chiropractic care, where the child is checked for nervous
system interference, also known as subluxation.
Chiropractic is based on the fact that our body is programmed
for health to be a self-healing, self-regulating organism. We know
that the nervous system and brain are the master control systems of the
body, and as long as the brain is able to communicate to body through the
nervous system, the body will self-heal and self-regulate. However,
if there is interference within the system, the body does not function
Many newborns experience colic, unexplained crying,
lack of appetite, frequent ear infections or other signs of poor health. A
chiropractic examination is essential to determine if there is interference
within the nervous system leading to the dysfunction of the child's body.
Most people do not understand where this interference
could have come from! The birth process, even under natural and
controlled conditions is potentially traumatic to the small spine and
nervous system. Even today's birthing procedures can put tremendous
pressures on a child's spine. And while the injury from forceps deliveries
may be less common today, vacuum extraction and eager hands can do even
more damage by pulling, forcing and twisting the baby's young spine.
Physical traumas are only one cause of subluxation, they can also be caused
by chemical and emotional factors as well. The doctor of chiropractic
specializes in the detection and correction of subluxations.
If indicated, a gentle, life-affirming adjustment is
given. With no more pressure than you would use to test the ripeness of a
tomato, nerve-compromising subluxations can be reduced. Almost miraculously,
many parents see instant improvements in the well-being of their child.
Later, regular chiropractic checkups are helpful to
monitor spinal development as infants sit upright, learn to crawl and take
their first brave steps. Many experts believe that uncorrected spinal
problems during this early stage of development cause the chronic,
hard-to-correct subluxations seen in adults.
Sadly, bedwetting and many childhood aches and pains
are passed off as "growing pains" or "just a phase." Careful! Aches and pains
at any age are warning signals that something is not right. Subluxations
may be involved. Subluxations can be linked to causing chronic ear
infections, constipation along with a long line of childhood
As you make decisions about your baby's health care
and are confronted with the issues of antibiotics, vaccinations and the
growing use of behavior altering drugs, consult with your chiropractor.
Seek accurate information and make an informed choice. Start by making sure
your child's nervous system is free of subluxations.
This article was written by
Dr. Stefanie Gross-Rodsater D.C., a doctor of chiropractic in Huntersville,
NC at Adjusting the World Chiropractic. Dr. Stefanie has been certified
through the ICPA in Webster's technique and Pediatric Chiropractic.
Check out www.icpa4kids.com and www.adjustingtheworld.com!
What's Ailing America? "HEALTH" CARE
As long as I can remember, I have had
a passion for healing, for ending suffering. As a child, I would
rescue wounded critters of all types. When I was 10 years old a
surgeon saved my life after I suffered an infection in my abdominal cavity called
peritonitis when my appendix burst. From that time forward, my dream
was to become a medical doctor myself. I accomplished that goal,
graduating from State University of NY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn
with a degree in medicine in 1987. At graduation, we all raised our
right hand and took the Hippocratic Oath to "first do no harm". I had
decided to become a surgeon myself due to positive experiences I had on my
surgery rotations in medical school, as well as my personal experience as a
During medical school, students are
focused on learning what they are taught and memorizing facts for the never
ending exams. Severe sleep deprivation is unavoidable, resulting in
an inability to question the logic of how medicine is practiced. We
had 2 years of pharmacology, and 10 hours of nutrition. We were
taught that "vitamins give you expensive urine". The side effects of
pharmaceuticals were mentioned, but always downplayed as being rare.
The only mention of any "alternative" healing modality was chiropractic,
which we were taught was a dangerous form of quackery that could result in
paralysis or death. Rarely was a reason given for why any patient had
acquired a disease; smoking causes lung cancer and emphysema, alcohol
causes liver disease, bacteria and viruses were microscopic attackers that
only drugs could eliminate; better to inject them as vaccines to arm the
body with antibodies ready to eliminate the germs that invaded the
body. But in most cases, diseases just "happened" for unknown reasons
unless someone else in the family had the same condition (in which case the
patient's genetics was the culprit). We were taught not to question
the practice of medicine; after all, our medical system is supposedly "the
best in the world".
In residency training the dark side
of medicine became self evident. Residents were worked like slaves,
especially in surgery; in some rotations where call was every other night,
we worked as many as 120 hours/week. One of the bizarre traditions in
surgery was that the resident who had been on call the night before (and
usually had no sleep) was the one who would operate on the patients
scheduled for surgery. People who go to "teaching hospitals" for
treatment have no idea of the danger they face as sleep deprived robot
residents, usually with minimal oversight by attending physicians, operate
on them and make medical decisions for the patients they are assigned
to. Mistakes occur on a regular basis; a group called "utilization
review" goes through patients' charts to make sure that mistakes are
covered up. The only time I am aware of where I made a mistake that
resulted in the patient having a problem was when an elderly woman with
bilateral leg amputations was admitted to the hospital for higher
amputations. She gave no history of heart problems, so when I put an IV in
her arm and wrote her IV fluid orders, I prescribed a rate of IV fluid
administration as I would for a patient with no heart problems. She
then developed fluid overload in her lungs and started having problems
breathing. This was easily dealt with by giving her IV Lasix (a
diuretic). However, I wrote in her chart that I had caused this by
giving her too much IV fluid, and told her family when they came to visit
that what had happened demonstrated that she could not receive a normal IV
fluid infusion rate, and that any time she was admitted they should tell
the doctors what had happened so this could be avoided in the future.
They were so grateful to me for telling them what I did, each family member
hugged me. Although I felt bad that she had temporarily suffered from
difficulty breathing, I felt very good that the family now knew what to do
so this did not happen again. When I wrote my notes in the patient's
chart for that day, I reported all of this. The next day I was paged
by utilization review, who ordered me to REWRITE THE NOTE, removing any
admission that I had prescribed too high of a fluid rate to be
administered. I was told that this would give the patient an
opportunity to sue the hospital, and I was never to do anything like this
This is just the tip of the iceberg;
so many unconscionable acts (including euthanasia, research fraud and
experimentation on poor people without their knowledge or consent) were
witnessed by myself that eventually I resigned from my position. I am
writing a book asking the question "how did the Hippocratic oath become the
hypocritic oath?" revealing what is really going on in the "health care
system" which I hope to have published this year. However, it was my
subsequent experience giving birth to my only child, Joey, who developed
brain damage after receiving all the recommended vaccines that started me
researching that can of worms. I have realized that vaccines cause a
corruption in the immune system that leads to all autoimmune diseases,
non-traumatic seizures, cancer and genetic damage, in people and in
pets. In other words, vaccine induced disease is the biggest epidemic
the world has ever known, and in fact is the umbrella under which all of "internal
medicine" resides. Additionally, after a friend suggested I go to a
homeopath (a word I never heard in medical school) to be evaluated for
treatment of a non-union fracture in my foot as well as endometriosis, I
did so. Not only did the homeopathic remedies that were suggested
CURE both conditions, but the homeopath also mentioned that there were
remedies that could reverse vaccine damage, which I started giving to
Joey. I watched in amazement as he became a different child.
This is when I realized that homeopathy was never mentioned in medical
school because it actually cures people. I can't describe the depth
of the "dark night of the soul" I experienced at that time, realizing that
the profession I had so proudly joined in fact had been so corrupted by big
pharma that they are now creating and "managing" disease by giving drugs
that cure nothing, and labeling natural therapies that actually work as
"quackery". I developed diagrams (the first one of which, called "the
big picture", describes the cause of all disease), as well as a protocol
using natural therapies to reverse the cause of disease. The response
of the medical mafia to me "stepping out of the box" in such a profound way
has resulted in my goal now being to cause the death of mediSIN.
People need to empower themselves by learning what toxins to avoid, how to
detox those they have already been exposed to, as well as the importance of
eating healthy, organic food, drinking pure (non-fluoridated) water, and
getting all chemicals out of the home. In my opinion, the only reason
anyone should go to a hospital is for an emergency; and while there, it is
critical to have a loved one present 24/7 to observe what is going on, ask
hard questions and take notes. Escape as fast as you can, stopping my
medical records to get a copy of your records before any changes can be
made. Everyone should have records of any test, procedure or
treatment that has ever been done to them. These records will be
critical down the line should any complications develop.
We now wait to see if the Supreme
Court will deem Obama's ridiculous mandate to force everyone to have
insurance (which covers nothing that actually works). This is an attempt
to force the millions of Americans who know that natural solutions are the
common sense way to deal with health issues, who are spending billions of
dollars out of pocket to pay for those remedies, to submit to big
pharma. This is medical tyranny. If you don't have your health
you have nothing; so I cannot more strongly suggest that you do all you can
to stand up against what is happening. In future columns, I will continue
to answer the question "What's Ailing America?"; unfortunately, I will never
run out of answers to this question (which is also the title of my internet
radio show). However, in this first column, I wanted to put the biggest
threat to all of us in the spotlight; the "health care" system
Vitamin D – "Nature's Medicine Chest" by Ty Bollinger
Raise your hand if you think sunlight causes skin
cancer. For decades, doctors and the "cancer industry" have warned us stay
out of the "dangerous" sunlight and/or use plenty of sunscreen. But is this
Did you know Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to
cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel
disease, multiple sclerosis and autism? Vitamin D isn't really a
"true" vitamin, as we don't need food to attain it. Natural sunlight allows
our body to create vitamin D and even destroys excessive amounts. How does
that happen? When the sun's ultraviolet B ("UVB") rays hit your skin,
they trigger a precholesterol molecule (7-dehydrocholesterol), which is
then turned into Vitamin D3 (aka "cholecalciferol"). The mechanisms by
which vitamin D reduces the risk of cancer are fairly well understood. They
include enhancing calcium absorption, inducing cell differentiation,
increasing apoptosis (programmed cell death), reducing metastasis and
proliferation, and reducing angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels).
Researchers in Belgium
appear to be the first to show that vitamin D also lowers C-reactive
protein (CRP), a measure of inflammation in the body, in critically ill
patients. CRP is elevated when there is inflammation in the body, and
chronic inflammation is a risk factor for a number of conditions including
coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Research studies have shown a
direct connection between Vitamin D deficiency and heart disease. The
authors of a 2006 article in the American Journal of Public Healthstate,
after a review of more than 60 studies on Vitamin D and Cancer, that cancer
occurrence and death could be reduced with improved levels of Vitamin D in
The incidence of breast cancer could be reduced by
50% and colon cancer by 80%! And a June 2007 Creighton University School of Medicine
study indicated that appropriate levels of vitamin D3 (and calcium) reduced
the risk of cancer by a staggering 77%! A 2009 study by a group of Leeds University researchers
actually found that higher levels of vitamin D were
linked to improved skin cancer survival odds, while other studies have
found that vitamin D has a connection to a strong immune response in the
Don't fall for the "sunscreen myth." The idea that sunscreen
prevents cancer is a myth promoted by a greedy "tag-team" effort between
the "cancer industry" and the sunscreen industry. Sunlight is actually good
for you (especially the UVB rays), and sunscreens filter out UVB! The
main chemical used in sunscreens to filter out UVB is octylmethoxycinnamate
(aka "OMC") which has been shown to kill mouse cells even at low
doses. Plus, it was also shown to be particularly toxic when exposed
to sunshine. And guess what? OMC is present in 90% of sunscreen brands!
The most popular brands of sunscreens also contain
other toxic chemicals (such as dioxybenzone and oxybenzone) that are
absorbed through the skin where they enter the bloodstream, generate free
radicals, wreak havoc on the immune system, damage the liver and the heart,
and even promote systemic cancer. Titanium dioxide, another
common ingredient in sunscreens, has been classified as "a potential
occupational carcinogen" by the National Institute for Occupational Safety
and Health. If you want to use a natural sunscreen, try aloe vera
gel. Also, we use Dr. Mercola's "Natural Sunscreen with Green Tea"
for the kiddos if we are going to be out in the sun for prolonged periods
I am *NOT* saying that you should sit out in
the sun until you're red and crisp like a lobster! Burning will damage
cellular DNA, which leads to cancer. If you're pale as a ghost, you
probably want to start out with just a few minutes in the sun each day. My
wife, Charlene, can sit in the sun for an hour (or more) each day
and not get burned. But you need to understand that antioxidants (in
fruits and vegetables) and proper nutrition (specifically the B
vitamins) will prevent sunburn.
Here's a little trivia: the term "Red Neck"
actually originated from the early American colonists (in the South) who
would get sunburned necks during the summer. But their "red necks" were not
just a result of being in the sun all day. They were a result of a
nutritional deficiency. You see, the colonists didn't understand how
to properly process corn like the American Indians did. The Indians
processed corn using potash (which is highly alkaline) that makes
the B vitamins in corn available for assimilation during digestion. But the
American settlers (too arrogant to follow the food preparation ways of
the Indian "savages") would simply grind up their corn and consume it
as corn flour (corn meal). This resulted in vitamin B deficiencies, which (when
coupled with too much sun exposure) would result in their "red necks."
By the way, the nutritional deficiency link to sunburn has been supported
with multiple studies, including a study published in the 2004 American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
A study just published in May 2012 found that people
exposed to more sunlight had a significantly lower risk of many types of
cancer. This study followed more than 450,000 white, non-Hispanic
subjects aged 50-71 years from diverse geographic areas in the USA. A total
of 75,000 participants in the study contracted cancer. The study found that
12 types of cancer were reduced in those subjects exposed to more sunlight.
These included cancers of the lungs, prostate, pancreas, colon, thyroid and
many other types. This research confirms the protective effect of Vitamin D
for many types of cancer (as no other known factors in sun exposure would
account for these findings) and provides even more evidence that sun
exposure is beneficial and that the routine use of sunscreens is imprudent.
SW, Wheeler DC, Park Y, Cahoon EK, Hollenbeck AR, Michal Freedman D, Abnet
CC. Prospective study of ultraviolet radiation exposure and risk of cancer
in the U.S. Int J Cancer. 2012 Apr 26. doi: 10.1002/ijc.27619.]
In light of the fact that the best place to get
vitamin D is natural sunlight AND the fact that vitamin D
deficiency can lead to cancer, diabetes, and numerous other life
threatening diseases, the warning to "stay out of the sun" is completely
irrational! And despite the importance of vitamin D, it's estimated that
over 50% of the US population is vitamin D deficient. During the
summer, my family tries to lie out in the sun for at least 30 minutes, four
to five times per week, to obtain sufficient vitamin D to stay healthy and
However, in the winter time, you'll need a good
vitamin D3 supplement. But take note that most vitamin D supplements
are virtually worthless. Here's why: The vitamin D in milk and in
most vitamin supplements is vitamin D2 and is synthetic. Vitamin D2 is also
called "ergocalciferol." It is not the form of vitamin D that you
need to prevent cancer and degenerative diseases. The form of vitamin D
which you need is vitamin D3 ("cholecalciferol") and, as I mentioned above,
it is produced from the UVB rays in sunlight. That's why I frequently refer
to sunshine as the "most affordable cancer-fighting nutrient in the
world." Think about it, you can get a lifetime supply for FREE!
~ Ty Bollinger is the host of "The CancerTruth
Chronicles" weekly radio show, health freedom advocate, and author of the
best-selling book, "Cancer-Step Outside the Box." His website is http://www.CancerTruth.net.
HEALTH - by Herbalist Wendy Wilson
days it isn't just American's that are struggling. However, since America
appears to be a leading nation we will focus on what's up on American soil.
Health and wealth go hand-in-hand. Of course I'm not telling you anything
new am I? The situation may seem pretty bad but there are things we can do
to at the very least protect our health during stressful and dangerous
you seen the June issue of the Federal Reserve's 2012 Bulletin? According
to their figures, American households have lost 40% of their wealth. Folks
making just over $126k in 2007 are now making what they made in 1992
($77k). This wipes out twenty years of wealth accumulation for middle class
families. The average middle class family's income before taxes (adjusted
for inflation) fell 7.7%. The areas of the US affected most were the South
and West regions. While Americans struggle to balance their family budgets,
the US government did away with their budget. A fine example of might over
business in American is noticing declines everywhere. Kraft Foods conducted
a survey and found that 63% of Americans have morning low energy and are less
productive. The reason they found was that most Americans are not eating
breakfast. Is it because they don't like eating breakfast, don't have time
to eat breakfast or don't have the money for breakfast foods?
Remember, Americans are still trying to balance their household budgets and
one way to attempt to do that is to eat less. Americans (61%) know that
they should eat breakfast and that it is the most important meal of the
day. So, why are only 48% of Americans scrambling eggs or pouring cereal before
they head to work or school? After all, the human body needs to break the
fast (breakfast) and eat something. In the Kraft survey many answered that
they don't have time for a morning meal. Overall, the survey found that 53%
of men who do eat breakfast stated that they feel more productive compared
to 44% for females. Well, could it be that getting children ready in the
morning eats up the time women would normally have for breakfast? Overall
what does all this mean? It means that 2 out of 3 Americans have no
nutritional breakfast fuel and low energy levels for half the work day. The
accumulated affect of this undermines health.
skipping meals reduces B vitamin levels, which help balance
neurotransmitters in the brain. The body's production of serotonin is
affected and dealing with stress, anxiety and trauma are extremely more
difficult. You need good healthy food with vitamins for your metabolism to
absorb healthy fats, carbohydrates, digest protein and supply the building
blocks for healthy brain cells. Without healthy meals (all of them), you
risk altering your mood and also increases your risk of lowered immune
system and degenerative disease.
resilient do you think half of America will be when they don't eat healthy
meals or skip one or more meals a day? New York City is hosting the World
Science Festival in June 2012 featuring "How We Bounce Back: The New
Science of Human Resilience". The festival's focus was on preparedness,
education, exercise, meditation and compassion and to enable people to deal
with disappointment and difficulties. The lists of expert speakers are from
the fields of psychiatry, clinical and social psychology and Buddhism.
Where are the nutrition experts? How do they expect folks to deal with all
the craziness without good nutrition to stay healthy? Nutrition is the very
foundation of our resilience and survival. If you want to
survive the new reality out there you will need to understand that physical
and mental resilience begins at the molecular level. Your cells can't do
their part to protect you from the trauma inflicted by fats and free
radicals if you don't have the right fuel. Forget the NY Festival and find
out how you can really prepare with antioxidants, healthy fats, lean
protein, wholesome fiber and organic supplements.
are not just tired because they haven't eaten breakfast. Many of them have
exhausted immune, adrenal and hormonal systems. Your cells live and thrive
when they are buffered from stress. You need antioxidants to buffer,
specifically the glutathione antioxidant system. When I say stress I mean
the kind of toxins that stress your cells such as; infectious antigens, heavy
metals, radiation, drama, trauma, drugs, chemicals, vaccines, GMO's, food
additives, pesticides and plastic chemical residues to name just a few. We
have over 19 categories and over 3,000 FDA approved food additives. The
first food additive (boric acid) was added to our food as early as the
1870's. We have more toxins assaulting our body on a daily basis then ever
before. We need to counter this bombardment with a solid defense to prevent
ill health. Disease treatment with drugs and surgery is not disease
prevention but disease management. Depending on what you eat, you could be
prime for a major disease. Don't let oxidative stress rob you.
happens when our natural disease defenses are overwhelmed? Degenerative
disease will crop up such as; diabetes, heart disease, chronic fatigue,
cognitive and neurological disorders, kidney failure and cancer. If
American were to endure a serious national disaster it would wipe out
nearly a third to one half of the American population because they will be
unable to remain strong in the face of disaster. Their system will buckle
under the oxidative stress because they have a weak or nonexistent
antioxidant defense. Clinical studies show that our immune system relies on
antioxidants to neutralize threatening molecules (free radicals) and to
stay strong. Without it you won't be able to fight off even the weakest
virus, germ or toxin. So, has your immune system retired prematurely? If
so, it means you are not eating the right foods regularly and your buffers
has become more complicated adding to our stress. We have more conveniences
but less free time. We exercise our rights more than our bodies. We have
fewer responsibilities and more government. Do you see a pattern here? Man
is becoming less responsible and would rather be socially correct than
morally right. We have a moral obligation to take care of our body. Flu
season will be here within six months and now is the perfect time to
strengthen your immune system and put super nutrition into your system. You
don't learn how to fire a gun during the war – you train and prepare.
Infectious pathogens are the enemy, and now is the time to prepare.
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Herbalist Wendy Wilson
is founder of Apothecary Herbs Inc and author of The Power Herbs; 13
Herbs Every Medicine Cabinet Should Have. She also is the host of the
radio show Herb Talk Live heard on GCN and AVR and shortwave
networks (show times posted under her archives at http://www.thepowerherbs.com).
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