Animal Liberation – The forgotten war between science and ignorance

Crazy Death Threats against students


The animal liberation movement ranges across the spectrum of common sense from scientists to laughable ideas of ecology such as the people who outright ban certain kinds of hunting solely because the animal is cute rather than the actual effect of said animal on the environment to the utterly deadly.


For most of us the idea of animal liberation is a rather genteel idea. Save the cute animals. We revel in the childish idea that foxes are adorable and that bunnies are cute despite the reality that foxes kill livestock and bunnies are vermin that eat tonnes of produce and breed at alarming rates. You don’t see the animal lib movement worry about the rabbit and cane toad problem of Australia. 



The sinister side of the movement lies in its extremists. These are people who equate human life of the same value as any other species of animal and justify murder and harassment of individuals. One such individual is Camille Marino. I assume this is a pseudonym, as calling for the attack of specific people with actual plans as laid out here really should trigger various alarm bells. Particularly when any of us could be in their arbitrary firing line.

Let’s not kid ourselves. Animal rights are important, we need to treat animals with respect where appropriate. I am against the usage of animals for testing non pharmaceuticals unless where appropriate (You really need to test insecticides for toxicity unless you want dead humans and a lot more dead animals). If there were a way to test medication without killing anything for the same (or probably cheaper) price then we would do it. However we don’t have another feasible option, and we are researching into alternatives because whoever discovers a viable alternative makes “bank”.

However now we have calls from individuals to target the most exposed aspect of biology and medicine. The students.

The vivisection complex must be dismantled and we will realize this objective only through mass concerted efforts that abandon staid and ineffective traditional tactics (lobbying, educating, debating, etc) to instead pursue abolition by any means necessary and put the vivisection industry and Big Pharma under the knife. Each and every avenue through which we may gain a foothold needs to be explored and pursued if we are to advance our agenda.”


It should be dismantled by providing us an equal or better method for testing. The traditional tactics don’t work because they are baseless. PETA’s arguments range from the idiotic Sea Kittens project to just having no clue how medical experimentation works because quite frankly they have no idea how medication works. We cannot talk to you guys because you are fanatics and kind of dumb. You show incredible lack of understandings in biology and assume we enjoy injuring animals.

The people being targeted are the strongest voices for ecology and protection of species and the ones best equipped to do so. Species like the Californian condor were not saved by burning labs but by biologists using techniques they learnt experimenting on other creatures to raise and release condors.


For the obscene profits of the pharmaceutical industries and the disease management (not “health care”) system, every year in university labs, private research facilities, and military dungeons, millions of animals are being sliced, diced, poisoned, infected, and hideously mutilated without remorse.”

We do have remorse for our testing. We really do love animals and do wish we had to use less for our research, infact we are using less. The problem is you do need to test on an animal because it is a living coalition of systems rather than just a patch of cells. Interaction between the various systems is what we worry about.

The fact is that human society is reliant on the death of animals for our benefit. Just like every other animal is reliant on competitive deaths of other animals. Does the ALF really think that the food they eat has not been grown without the murder of innocent creatures?

And we slice, dice, poison, infect and mutilate animals for a reason. To either educate people about biology without having to do the same to a human being (Sorry kids. Models just do not cut it. I can show you a model liver and 10 real ones and the model will not look the same.). You can see as many models as you want but they only give you a rough idea of what living anatomy is like. Again we test drugs on animals because life is a complex interplay of chemicals and artificial methods simply do not model the interactions between chemicals sufficiently and with adequate safety. 

It seems illogical to think poison has a benefit but you are forgetting that in disease there is an imbalance within the body. A poison causing an opposite effect can produce a homeostatic effect alleviating
a disease. Even the simplest of over the counter medications can produce side effects from toxicity. This is the actual principle of medicine. The alternative medicine work on magic principles and woo. In most cases medication gives us either time to heal or a helping hand. In order to find out exact dosages and calculate effects and indeed develop a drug it needs to be tested on animals.

Every time a vivisector’s car or home — and, eventually, the abuser him/herself — blows up, flames of liberation light up the sky. And now we have a golden opportunity to begin to destroy the foundations upon which Bogus Big Pharma and the academic-industrial complex rest — the vivisection research model can be made unworkable and obsolete. A strategic and streamlined above-ground resistance advanced in coordination with that of our anonymous underground counterparts can yield that elusive point of critical mass at which the infrastructure begins to implode and the grant money stolen from taxpayers begins to dry up — the only remnant of the atrocities being the trail of blood from the cages to the incinerator to the parking lot to the vivisectors’ homes, adorned with windows that can be opened and doors with locks that can be picked.”



And thus we see the call for murder. I make no pretence of liking these arseholes. They are calling for the death of scientists for the purpose of their world view which would result in untold deaths by the halting of the medical process. 


I am willing to talk, but not to terrorists and people calling for murder. I am willing to improve our systems but quite frankly if you are making threats about  how our houses are easy to break into and how we can easily be killed in car bombs… then quite frankly we are done talking and you deserve to be treated like criminals.


“When we attack professors, we can only expect limited gains. They are deeply entrenched in the holocaust, have vested financial interests, and enjoy a network of support and protection. Students, however, have no round-the-clock police protection, no access to the FBI, and no access to legislators. The weakest link in the chain is the student body. Vivisectors-in-training can be shut down with relative ease.


They also are the next generation and it is our responsibility to ensure that they are the last generation. Unless we intercede now, the students of today will be the mutilators of tomorrow. Conversely, there will be no animal torturers tomorrow if we effectively eliminate them today.” 


We students are vulnerable to them. We have to routinely attend university while most of these individuals do not. We are poor and cannot afford security; we are easily abducted and so on… They know this. We know this. However if any student is attacked the backlash will be phenomenal. Does anyone really think that attacking a student will achieve anything but the total destruction of the animal liberation movement as terrorists?

We won’t be the last generation of vivisectionists. All you will do is scare off some of us and make the rest of the world sit up to your nonsense. The entire leadership of most of the animal liberation groups would be suspect even the more liberal ones as many are complicit in protecting such movements as even PETA have made similar statements to yours in the past. 

“We recently met an aspiring vivisector named Alena Rodriguez who exposed, perhaps, the greatest industry vulnerability we’ve yet to isolate — students.”



I feel really sorry for her. Her career in science has been ruined by intimidation and by the use of fear. I am sorry that she was not able to acquire help from the rest of the science community and advice as to what to do when dealing with these individuals. They are genuinely quite determined to ruin lives and when confronted by their tactics, we should bring the full force of the law into play and stand together as a group. This is simply bullying and threats aimed at a person


“By and large, students pursuing careers in research science truly want to help people, not victimize animals. Their indoctrination into the world of laboratory torture is slow, methodical, and deliberate. While they are being groomed, we are obligated to intercede and educate these young scientists with truth. As Alena admitted, “I was naive…I really just did not know about all this stuff.” And she is not unique.”



By intercede and educate they mean threaten and intimidate. Not all of us are so easy to fool with grainy pictures of slaughterhouses. And it’s a case of our society forgetting where food comes from.


Students also need to understand that making the wrong choice will result in a lifetime of grief. Aspiring scientists envision curing cancer at the Mayo Clinic. We need to impart a new vision: car bombs, 24/7 security cameras, embarrassing home demonstrations, threats, injuries, and fear. And, of course, these students need to realize that any personal risk they are willing to assume will also be visited upon
their parents, children, and nearest & dearest loved ones. The time to reconsider is now.”



Not only are we threatened but they also threaten innocent bystanders. Why should we bend to the will of terrorists and bullies? Why should we even negotiate? If you threaten the students, big pharma will simply leave your nations and go test in other countries where there is no oversight. The research will not stop but the local students will suffer. So make a stand now, no one is calling for the torture of animals. Torture exists solely for the sake of torture, there is purpose to animal experimentation and the understanding of that is out of the grasp of the animal right’s movement. 



“Like all young adults, college students are acutely concerned with how they are perceived by their peers. They need to maintain a certain persona if they wish to continue to enjoy the acceptance of their community. This makes them infinitely more susceptible to negative and inflammatory publicity than their veteran-mutilator counterparts. When education fails, smear campaigns can be highly effective. Abusers have forfeited all rights to privacy and peace of mind and, if an abuser-to-be should fail to make the correct choice now, NIO is here to broadcast all of their personal information. Remember, young people document every facet of their personal lives online. In about 30 minutes, we were able to compile an impressive and comprehensive profile for Elena.”



The curse of facebook, oh not only does the average student have to face down interviewers who can Google us and find photos of us at our worst (dressed in drag and attempting to drink a yard of ale possibly) but now we have to deal with the threat of our information being leaked to potential terrorists who will encourage us to be targeted.


“We need to begin to actively identify those enrolled in scientific disciplines and isolate the students preparing for or involved in biological research. We need to get into the universities and speak to classes. This poses a minor, but not insurmountable, obstacle for many activists that have been trespassed, banned, or TROed. We need to team up with other aggressive campaigners who excel at engaging and educating. We need to implement a “good cop, bad cop” approach to keep our targets off balance and maximize our effectiveness.” 



There is no good cop/bad cop here, there is only a collection of insane individuals whose ideology is so bankrupt that they equate the life of a human to that of a rabbit or a mouse under the guise of compassion willing to damn thousands of lives worth of medical research in exchange for a few mice who wouldn’t survive outside of a lab environment. We extend compassion to animals out of compassion. We want our animals to be treated better solely because we can afford to do so because we are so abundant in resources, however if it came to starvation… then most of us would happily eat meat. I have seen people eating maggotty rice soley because the choices are “eat maggots” or “starve”. When the chips are down, humans will do anything to survive. Society exists because we can afford to maintain it at this point.


We experiment on animals because we have no other options. Not experimenting on animals means either releasing untested drugs on people which no one will want causing untold deaths. There are no computer models or in vitro techniques despite what we are told that can match an entire animal for cost as well. This is the best option that we have. And what the animal liberation movement does not understand is that we would rather not have to hurt animals to do research but are left with no choice since there are no other alternatives. I assure you, medicine does work and that the idea that we don’t cure anything is utterly daft. We do cure a lot of diseases, including cancer which seems to be the catchword of choice for incurable diseases (not AIDS? Daft buggers really!)


Camille Marino is nothing but a terrorist or atleast someone who sympathises with them. She/He/It is a douche, possibly the biggest douche in the universe. If there were an award I would nominate her to get it.

We have been threatened by her/him/it with death for the experimentation of animals rather than sensible discourse. Instead of providing us options we have been left with the choice of submit or perish. The threat is to all of us in any biological field. We have all done animal experiments of some sort or the other. We are all in their firing lines. 


I don’t think I will give up, will you?  

The Silent Majority: A few good men

The university of Montana ran an event called Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. An admirable event if only for the fact that men paid $5 to walk a mile in heels, which I understand is a killer process which I can tell you from research done aged 8 with my mother’s relatively small heels. The reason for this was to raise awareness of rape, sexual assault and violence against women. 
I will raise my hands and accept that heels are designed to make women’s legs look longer and thus more attractive. And it works on me. I would be a liar if I said that it does not. But speaking from experience with female friends and a few exes, heels are murder on your feet and am genuinely impressed by the scheme which shows a sense of humour in recruiting men to do this.
If by bare minimum this event has raised the awareness of other men who were not part of the walk, I figure that if a man is willing to wear high heels to raise these issues is probably aware of them. But the intention is to raise awareness. For every step forward we move, there are forces who attempt to reduce the freedoms of women not just at home but all across the globe. It is easy to say, well atleast those women have it good in the USA and Europe when compared to say Afghanistan, however women’s rights are being reduced in the USA as we speak with the passing of various restrictions on abortions. The greater the social equality that women possess in Europe, the easier it becomes to fight for their rights abroad. It provides women out in places like India and China an example to aim for. It provides a core of feminism that can be used to campaign for rights in places like the Middle East and Afghanistan and Africa. 
However delving into this has caused me to run aground on another reef that haunts the smooth waters of internet use. The anti-feminist/male rights movement is a weird thing. It is an extension of the pick-up artist mentality, that women are simply vaginas with a combination lock and nothing more. Once you break the lock you are in, and that you’re entire look and persona should be geared towards having sex. The more and more I read the more and more disgusted I am with them and with the women who fall for their nonsense.
I hold no pretence of feminism, I have no understanding of what it is like to be a woman. So I cannot make any judgements on what to do beyond the simple hope that I don’t balls things up. I have been called out on sexist jokes in the past (stated in complete and utter sarcasm. If it was in real life as opposed to online, the person it was aimed at would have burst into flames. I have a degree in sarcasm from the Blackadder school of Mickey taking).
So ladies, your support from me is just one as a man. Of utter disgust that people assume that the majority of humanity is somehow incompetent at things and shouldn’t do certain jobs. That women themselves often cripple their own progress or that of their peers and junior by buying in to the idea that they cannot achieve anything that a man can solely due to the possession of a uterus. 
I have seen heart wrenching things in India aimed at your gender. It is a frontline of a war on sexism across the world.  I have had teachers (often women themselves) state that women cannot stand for long periods of time. I have seen a blatant disregard for educating female students in surgery and other mainly male dominated fields with the reverse being applied to male medical students in gynaecology for example. Women on my course have stated that they wouldn’t want to do surgery because it is a boy’s field. A lot of them are in the course to improve their marriage prospects (seriously).
My fight for women’s rights is that they are being reversed back by men who either don’t see the issue (I hope this is the case) or worse actively dislike women having rights as seen in my posts about Afghanistani women.
So, if men have to walk in heels for them to raise awareness of the plight of women’s rights? Then so be it. I wouldn’t mind joining you provided someone can lend me some heels. 

Descending into the gutter – To punch William Donahue’s arguments in the mouth

Bill’s recently been on the counter offensive regarding the catholic sexual abuse scandal due to further evidence coming out of the Philadelphia archdiocese and possibly because he lacks a moral compass having been told that the Church is the only moral body in the universe and that anything contrary to that line therefore is immoral.

The evidence that homosexual priests account for the vast majority of sexual abuse cases in the Catholic Church is uncontested—80 percent of the minors victimized have been male and most have been post-pubescent—so when comedians take shots at abusing priests, we all know who they are really talking about. That includes Kathy Griffin, who last night called priests “kid f******.” For this she was wildly cheered by her huge homosexual audience. “

Really, the fact that they are possibly gay is more of a problem than the fact that they molested MINORS? And you think we would be more impressed by your argument about how you hid their abuse and ensured they escaped justice on a federal crime (atleast in the USA).
And homosexuals would just go get a rent boy or find a secret lover. Maybe another priest or something, why have none of these priests said “I am here and queer, the laws of celibacy apply to men sleeping with women, so I am footloose and scot free of your crazy sex laws. (Hey the Defence of Marriage argument can work both ways.)

No one knows for sure what percent of priests are homosexuals, though it is safe to say it is higher than found in the general population; it is also safe to say that less than half of those in ministry today are homosexual. Therefore, to paint all priests as homosexual molesters is unfair: most priests are heterosexual and have never been involved in sexual abuse. It is even unfair to homosexual priests: while they have definitely caused most of the damage, there is no evidence that most homosexual priests are molesters.”

Here we reach the bit demonising homosexuals. Why would gay people want to be priests? Less than half, implies the number is close to 50% while covering the basis, 1% is less than half too! Bill is trying to start a witch hunt of homosexuality within the church by fear mongering.
The number of women abused by the church seems to have been hushed up a lot more. Rape is traumatic for men but the recent cases have got people to come out, while universally women tend to be a lot more silent about rape. This is due to the unbelievable stigma and self loathing and dehumanisation that rape does to a human being. Such women are traumatised for life and often do not wish to relive it.
The number of women traumatised by the church is well known and catalogued such as the Magdalene Laundries. Rape of women by priests is a lot rarer because priests are not in contact with women as much, but it is present in areas where priests do have access to vulnerable women.

 One more thing. Since it is very difficult for homosexuals to enter the priesthood these days, the rate of sexual abuse is nearly non-existent. Which means Griffin is running out of copy.”

How do you manage this? I cannot for the life of me think of a way to distinguish gays from the straights beyond witnessing their bedroom antics. This is as bad as one of my dates where the girl thought I was gay because I owned a large comfy dressing gown that I often wore around the house with pyjamas while doing things. I loathe the thought that the Vatican is out there hiring rent boys to try and seduce their priests as some sort of homosexual trial by fire. One hopes they test the conviction of their straight priests by sending prostitutes around to make sure they don’t have sex either.

When journalists and commentators discuss sexual abuse, they rarely offer a graphic description of the sex act; they properly assume that readers get the gist of what occurred when they say someone was raped. [Note: the vast majority of priestly abuse cases did not involve rape.] But when it comes to priests, a different standard is evident: the most detailed descriptions are offered.”

Actually we usually do. The issue is that minors were involved and the details of the abuse were kept silent because the case would have to be tried in a court of law as a criminal case and the person involved in the rape of a minor requires a fair trial. How many priests have been tried? They aren’t being tried because the Catholic Church protected priests by settling out of court and that local police have not done their jobs. The crime is statutory rape and sex with a minor. The punishment in the USA is federal. In Europe the church actively sought to hide abuse cases from the police mollifying believers who didn’t know better, but in the USA the crimes would have automatically been an FBI investigation. The church concealed crimes. Unknown numbers of them, including at the very highest level since the Pope is responsible for some cover ups personally.
And from what I have read the tales are not graphic at all. Reporters are asked to repeat verbatim what victims say. The priests of the church used coercion and their position to abuse victims and that is what is being conveyed.

We know what’s going on: get Catholics so riled up that they will demand the Church adopt the liberal agenda on sexuality. They just don’t get it: it was the detour from orthodoxy that allowed the abuse scandal to take hold in the first place.”

No, the reason the abuse scandal took place was that the church created a cult of celibacy in men much like a prison then left young children in their hands allowing horrific abuse because of one simple thing

But when it comes to priests, a different standard is evident:”

Is this not what the basis of priesthood is? That the catholic priest follows a different standard to the flock? That he is meant to be closer to god both by his actions and by his beliefs? Your priests are meant to follow a higher standard than the people around them, instead have used that high position to molest people (Children or Otherwise) and protect themselves.
 The crime is not whether the priest is gay or not, but whether people were raped. They were, it does not matter what your sexual orientation in this is gay, straight or bi or one of the many “inbetweens” encompassed by the moniker of queer. The issue is that people were raped and the Catholic Church undertook a systemic cover up to silence accusations and protects the priests from justice allowing many priests to reoffend.
If we wer
e to apply the same standards as applicable to us mere atheists and liberals, the entire organisation’s activities would be under scrutiny. We would try to hunt down every single priest who abused a human being (does not matter if they are child or adult, gay or straight) and give them a fair trial. A fair trial means that if they are guilty they will go to real jail. Then we will try every single person who was complicit in protecting these priests from justice for aiding, abetting and obstruction. Those who are guilty will also have to do hard time.
Those are the standards by which we try such criminals. As of now the church has no right to declare any moral standing due to the sheer immorality of it’s behaviour.
Would Bill Donahue complain about the different standards were we to treat the priests involved as human beings who are subject to the laws of the land rather than possessors of a culturally appropriate imaginary friend?
Probably a lot more, let’s do that instead.

A lack of charity

North Dakota Bishops Issue Charity Guidelines

Ah Catholicism, a religion that takes Paula Abdul’s music to heart. (It takes two steps forward, then two steps back…) Two bishops in North Dakota show us the meaning of their warped version of charity by producing a guideline which catholics should follow while donating to various causes.
The issue with Christian charity is that it comes at a price, the selling of the gospel. A lot of apologetics say “Well, they are feeding people are they not? What’s the harm?” I say what they are doing is not charity; it is a concerted effort to spread their faith and superstition to people who are the most vulnerable.
Missionary work is always so effective because people are ever so grateful to receive aid when they are starving or when they are sick. By using that opportunity to sell your particular personal god to someone else kind of ruins the point of charity.
The guideline states that
All human life is sacred and must be protected. This is why we should not support or endorse individuals and organizations that provide, promote, or advocate for abortion, contraception, “reproductive rights/ family planning,” or embryonic stem cell research. Marriage, a lifelong partnership between a man and a woman, is the foundation of the family and, therefore, essential to the common good. Accordingly, we should not support individuals and organizations that seek to redefine marriage or whose activities devalue its importance.

On the list are such stellar examples such as
The American Association of University Women – Which promotes equality through education for women, and so is both pro choice and pro recognition of gay marriage. It also strongly advocates against homeschooling.
Amnesty International – Apparently the catholic church forgets the stellar work of the international watchdog in bringing to light the suffering of political prisoners. It’s acceptance of reproductive rights and its campaigns to free people persecuted for homosexuality are internationally famous. 
Crop Walk – Again for it’s distribution of condoms. 
March of the Dimes – An American charity who helps out a lot with disabled children and routinely runs fund raisers for biologists in stem bell programs. Due to the use of embryonic stem cells these two bishops have stated that the charity is not worthy of catholic aid. Because wishing for science to cure your children is a mortal sin. 
UNICEF – This boggles me, the majority of Catholics in the world are in South America and Africa and routinely come under the UNICEF’s various betterment programs. Why are they on the list? They actually have been on the list for a fair while due to the Pope John Paul II’s stance on contraception. UNICEF recognises that the main problem internationally for children is the inadequate supply of food and contraception prevents excess children from being born taxing finite resource.
To place such qualifiers on charity, because people wish for women to have equal rights (equal rights cannot occur without the right for women to decide what to do with their own bodies and contraception). For all the Catholic Church’s bluster about equality we know that it is a sexist entity entrenched in the logic that women cannot believe sufficiently in a magic entity. The church’s stance on contraception makes it the largest entity opposing development in Africa and in some cases it has more money than the people trying to help them. The church’s stance on contraception is nothing short of killing by denial of service. AIDS kills just as surely as a bullet, it is just a matter of time. The lack of contraception causes high birth rates and high HIV rates increasing high death rates which are just insane.
It’s just rubber and latex; do you really think the catholic god is unhappy about a tiny piece of that than all the real problems of corruption and inter-human violence that pervades Africa? 

NHS Chief: Babies born before 23 weeks should be left to die

What a callous bastard right? He probably inspects babies before casting them off in the forest. After if it was good enough for the Spartans then it is good enough for Chorley.
 The basis for this story?
Why the good people at

“A 22-week-old pre-term baby fought for life for 46 minutes but died in his mother’s arms after hospital staff refused to treat him.Tracy Godwin gave birth to her son Tom on 6 March last year when she was in the 22nd week of her pregnancy.”

Not to make light of your subject matter but you are making it sound like the finale to Apocalypse Now.

In the UK the current rules are that children premature to 23 weeks are given DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) orders. The reason behind that is prior to 23 weeks the lungs are insufficiently developed and are not yet ready to breathe. Intubating a child at this age means that the child will forever be linked upto artificial respiration no matter the actual prognosis with all the side effects that entails.

“But I kept thinking, ‘Where’s the incubator?’ We were begging the midwives to do something to help him but no one was saying anything. He was not stillborn, he was trying to live. 

If they had tried for an hour and said they couldn’t do anything more for him or he was severely brain damaged, that would have been different, but he wasn’t given a chance.”

 How would you tell brain damage in a 22 week old premature birth? The indicators for brain damage appear as developmental milestones, the effect of brain damage won’t be known until later often as arrested development as the child fails to thrive beyond a certain point.

 Earlier this month a leading NHS consultant said that babies born up to 23 weeks should not be resuscitated. 

Dr Daphne Austin, Consultant in Public Health Medicine for West Midlands Specialised Commissioning team, believes it is too expensive to do so.”

I am sure she didn’t say that. I am sure what she meant was if a child born prior to 23 weeks requires resuscitation then the chances that it’s lungs can maintain life without serious side effects and the side effects of that would require incredible amounts of resources throughout the child’s life and that it would not be economically feasible or even sensible to do because the child will either forever be stuck on a ventilator or suffer from crippling brain damage that means they will eventually become a state ward as the parents get too old to care for the child. Just because the heart beats and the lungs transfer oxygen does not mean that the child is viable, one has to think of what makes a person. The pro-lifers think the mere heart beat is sufficient. What makes a human alive is the brain. What happens to these children is a slow death where parts of their brain are lost forever.
I am of the opinion that it is better to let the child die in peace than force it to live either in a prison of a body or forever broken mentally. This is just bad reporting. The stats are with me. Less than 9% of children make it after being born before the 23 week. Of the survivors, only 1% have no lasting damage to them. The reporting is such that we feel pity for the mother and rage against the callous midwife. 
It’s not a callous decision, it is one done with the patient’s best interest in hand. That sometimes it is better to let a child die than to save it’s life. It is one of the harshest of things to learn that sometimes it is not worth saving someone and the best you can do is give them a death free from suffering and to enjoy their time left than to drag it out to the bitter and painful end. 

Rights of the Silent majority – Danielle Deaver


All across the world we as human beings are fighting for the rights of the “silent majority”. Women tend to outnumber us men, and rather than make grandiose comments about how useful/useless the other gender is, I would rather there be a world where there is no discrimination on gender at all.
Afghani women are fighting for the simple right to let foreign groups run their halfway houses for abused women. Because the afghani government thinks those houses are encouraging women to run away and be difficult. The republican party fights against basic rights of a woman to decide when to terminate her own pregnancy.

With this in mind I submit to you the case of Danielle Deaver

I am quite inured to suffering. Medical students learn to empathise with our patients then shelve it away somewhere so we can sleep at night or have lives. It’s not always perfect as the medical profession is one of the professions with the highest affliction of PTSD and various stress addictions but we try our best. I have seen and smelt an autopsy (the pristine surfaces of CSI would quickly become a charnel house of blood and decomposition gases). I have held to date 3 infants who died in my hands due to something completely out of the mother’s control. But the worst thing I have seen is the anguish that a mother goes through while making the decision. I am of the opinion that we need the truth, The abortion law should extend to 28 weeks and late term abortions be a medically sanctioned procedure if the baby or mother is at risk post 28 weeks. We should inform her of the alternatives to ensure she knows. In addition we should ensure our children know what sex is like and what happens and how to use contraception from a sensible age.

There has been little to no drive by the medical profession to weigh in on the topic, we know very well when the various parts of the body develop. It was taught to me after my anatomy classes and is vital to understand how the body develops and how common birth defects occur. Calling a foetus a human being that requires a right to live is all well and good but you forget that we also have a right to die. And in a lot of cases that right remains with the mother.

It does not matter if the baby is alive in utero, what matters is what it can do outside. Not having lungs is a no brainer. 28 weeks was stated because that is where the baby can viably survive outside amniotic fluid. 
This child died painlessly but traumatically. Let it die in peace, let the mother have no excess nightmares and let doctors be allowed to give relief.  

New Management

A worrying trend

It worries me about the state of the healthcare system back home. An increase in private sector control on what should be public spending is distressing. The american healthcare system is not one that I am a fan of due to it leaving out key people from it’s demography and it’s emphasis on cure rather than prevention. A profit can be made in medicine, but not at the cost of patient care.

Instead of public quangos we have decided on having managers who are not beholding to the tax payer. A scary proposition.

Newsflash! Doctors make you sicker! Whales are not endangered! Sarah Palin to join Voltron! Obama to replace army with Power Rangers!

http://www.naturalnews.com/031627_sickness_health_care.html

Ah! Hesh Goldstein. Purveyor of nonsense and woo extraordinaire and a prime example of an individual speaking as a mother. Mike Adams is a big fan naturally, hence we have to put up with this Opinion Piece called “The Plot to keep you Sick”.


If we really wanted to keep you sick, we would not treat you. You would beg for our cures as your disease progressed. Doctors have done that in the past and still do in some parts of the world. Many people have taken advantage of that power, abusing it in exchange for conversion to faith or to make money. 

“What would you do if you learned there was a concerted effort to keep you sick? And what would you do if you learned that the way they could do that was by the food that you ate? Would that upset you? Well, be prepared.”

It would upset me if any of this was true. Why the fuck would we do that? I mean seriously, we got stuff to do that doesn’t involve killing you slowly through complicated and expensive food modification.

The best way for me to explain this is to put it in the vernacular of the street, relating to it all as pimps, hookers, and tricks.

I am sure you could think of another way to describe us without embarrassing us with your grasp of pimping.

The pharmaceutical industry, first and foremost, is in the business of selling drugs. In order to sell drugs, people have to be sick. They have to be sick either through natural causes or by inventing diseases. We’ll get to the natural causes down the road.

No shit Sherlock. Inventing diseases? This should be good.

Up until about eight years ago there was never such thing as “Restless Leg Syndrome”. Before “Gastric Reflux Disease” took on such a fancy name, it was simply known as heartburn. These are just a couple of examples of how the pharmaceutical industry invents diseases to sell drugs. I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t come up with a disease called “Refrigerator Door Syndrome”. I guess the main symptom of that would be opening up the refrigerator door and looking for something that didn’t exist five minutes ago when you did the same thing. 

Up until 150 years ago people thought leprosy was caused by making the abrahamic god angry. Turns out it’s mycobacterium leprae. Gastric Reflux Disease is a variety of disease from simple heartburn to more sinister issues such as echalasia cardia and sphincter incompetence. Echalasia cardia means food sits in your oesophagus. These are not made up diseases but ones that can be seen on an x-ray. It’s just that some drugs apply to a whole gamut of diseases. And Restless Legs Syndrome is a condition seen in Chronic Kidney Disease. Way to give an example that’s real and quite nasty. Stay classy!

The one thing they don’t tell you when you take prescription drugs is that because they’re synthetic toxic chemicals there is a really good chance that you will experience severe negative reactions to these drugs. The bad news is that President George Bush made it so that you can’t sue the pharmaceutical industry if you get sick or die. So basically you’re just subjected to taking their drugs and hope for the best.

Actually we do tell you. I make it very specific to my patients the side effects of medication and hence encourage prevention rather than cures. And “synthetic” has bugger all to do with “toxic”. There are plenty of natural toxic chemicals that we use too such as Curare and Atropine. Even willow bark extract (AKA Asprin) causes side effects such as stomach ulcers. No. You have a choice. You can take our drugs and have a good chance of surviving a lot of diseases, or you don’t have to take our drugs and cross your fingers.

In the year 2007, or thereabouts, the Governor of Hawaii, Linda Lingle, spend $15 million of taxpayer money to stockpile the Tamiflu vaccine, which was supposed to ward off the bird flu pandemic that never came. The irony of this is that in 2009 it was proven that the Tamiflu vaccine was completely worthless and that it didn’t work . The other scam was the H1N1 flu vaccine that was created to contain the swine flu pandemic. That one never materialized either but they sure sold a lot of vaccines. Now, in Hawaii, because they’re holding so many vaccines that never got used, they are recommending that children starting at 6 months old must get a second shot. See what I mean about the pharmaceutical industry being a pimp? Another nightmare is the Gardisil vaccine which treats the papilloma virus. Not only are they giving it to young girls to prevent cervical cancer, now they want to give it to young boys as well. What they are not telling anybody is that this vaccine causes sterility.

Tamiflu is not a vaccine but an analogue of sialic acid that inhibits influenza viruses and not a vaccine. So the first bit is madness. The second bit is a treatment for preventing HPV infections. It must be administered pre-intercourse and the safest way to do that is to give it to young children since vaccines don’t work in retrospect. It stops uterine cancer in women. In men it will reduce the incidence of genital warts (sterility) and penile cancer (sterility). The vaccine has no link to sterility any more than the actual diseases. Uterine cancer is rather common and it turns out the vast majority of uterine cancer is caused by HPV. Genital warts are common enough to be listed as a major STD. Penile cancer is relatively rarer than these but it is still up there.

Other big pimps on the planet are the big food companies. These guys are merciless. They don’t care what they sell as long as they sell it and make a big profit. The best way to do that is to sell you food full of fat, sugar, and salt – the heavenly trio – to keep you hooked.

No one is forcing you to eat unhealthily. Doctors keep telling people to eat balanced food for a reason. 

Let’s look at reality for a minute. Most people are hooked on a flesh-based diet. People are so addicted to this due to conditioning that they can’t see reality if it came up and bit them in the butt.

By the time an animal is slaughtered, that decomposing flesh doesn’t m
ake it to your supermarket for at least a week. Do you mean to tell me that after a week a dead body can remain as bright and rosy as you see it in the supermarket?


Conditioning? Mate, we have canines for a reason. Our bodies do really poorly at digesting pure vegetarian diets. We need a balance between meat and vegetables. And meat contains essential amino acids which are lacking in plants since we are pretty much made out of meat ourselves. 

And not only that, but that you can walk into the supermarket and not be bowled over by the stench? Why is that? It’s because of the color enhancers and the stink reducers and the ammonia to kill the bacteria and the carbon monoxide to keep it pink and rosy, that it stays that color and doesn’t smell.

Because stuff is frozen! Honestly, if you take a freshly killed animal and place it within a cold environment, the things that make meat rot do not occur. Ammonia would smell to high heaven and make your food taste bad. Carbon Monoxide is a gas and applying it to your food would turn it bright pink rather than the deep red of red meat.

Chicken is even worse. After the chickens are killed they are, if you’ll pardon the expression, cleansed in a bath full of pus, urine, doo doo, and rot. And the USDA says, if you cannot see the doo doo through the clear wrap, it is okay to sell.

I checked with the USDA, they don’t say that anywhere. And after chicken are killed you have to pluck the feathers off, drain the blood (since we as westerners have forgotten how useful animal blood is as a binder in our food. I am myself quite partial to black pudding. It lets me pretend to be a vampire without the sparkles.) and then wash them with running water. No one does this. I have seen chicken being slaughtered in places with no FDA oversight and this does not occur at any given point. What you are describing is the process of loosening feathers where fresh killed chicken are dipped into hot water to make it easier to de-feather.

When you buy a food that is processed, you are buying something that is devoid of natural flavor and contains MSG, or a euphemism thereof, to give it its flavor. Did you ever wonder why when you go into a supermarket you can see food on the shelf for weeks without it spoiling? Did you ever wonder why that was? It’s because of all the preservatives to increase the shelf life to increase the profit to not have any loss. Nowhere in that product is there any concern whatsoever for your health.

There are other methods of preserving food. Tins for example are sealed hermetically without air. Freezing is also pretty good. No need for any artificial flavours there. Making Jam and Pickles are methods of preservation that are millennia old. Not all processed food is evil, some of it is very sensible.

In Hawaii, we have the rare distinction of being the Spam capitol of the world. We even have Spam festivals here. I have a friend who told me he was friends with the Hormel family children, who by the way are all vegetarians. They were forbidden to eat Spam. Hawaii also has another distinction – it is the colon cancer capitol of the world. Some people will never learn.

It’s because pork was the food du jour of Hawaii. During WW2 preserved pork became popular as wartime food in the natives who had never seen such food before. Just encourage people to eat less spam, not be a complete killjoy. You only live once you know and food is rather delicious. 

Then another outrageous pimp is Monsanto. Monsanto says they will save the world with the food they produce – the genetically modified food they produce. What does that mean? It means that they take a food and make it impervious to whatever amount of their cash crop Round Up they spray on it. In other words, they will spray the hell out of the food with their favorite pesticide to make sure that no weeds or bugs hinder the growth of their products. Just as a side note, in India they did an experiment. They went out into the woods and they hung normal food from one tree and genetically modified food from another tree. They came back a week later and found that the regular food was all eaten and the GMOs were untouched. It’s not hard to realize that the animals are innately smarter than the people.

I call utter fucking shenanigans here. Monsanto are many things. Thugs, jerks and arseholes but they won’t sell you food that’s going to kill you because it’s an idiotic proposition. They need you to live to buy their food again. And I am in India, I will guarantee you that monkeys will eat anything you leave out. If you leave your shoes outside you are better of buying a new pair rather than one that has been in their filthy little paws. They are complete pests. And people like you helped stop the rolling out of golden rice, a plant which will save thousands of lives across the world if asia and africa since it fights beri beri. Some people do not have the luxury of our diet to get fresh vegetables and rely on staples. 

Moving on to the hookers now, I guess the head of that group has to be the medical profession. With the best of intentions these guys go to medical school and wind up being subjected to curriculum that is funded by their pimp, the pharmaceutical industry. When they graduate from medical school they come out with a “take-a-pill” or a “cut-it-out” mentality. To say that when a person graduates from medical school is nutritionally clueless is an understatement. When a doctor treats a patient for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type-2 diabetes, arthritis, constipation, or whatever, it is always with drugs. When an oncologist treats a patient for cancer it is always with chemotherapy, radiation, and endless periods of time when your immune system hits rock bottom. Nowhere, ever, do they ever treat with nutrition.

Now it’s personal. I don’t get any funding from my pimp. I didn’t even know the pharmaceutical industry gives out money in the quantities you imply. The biggest thing I have gotten out of a drug rep is a little case for a laptop (it does not fit). Mostly its pens, highlighters and stress toys. Do you want to know what the treatments for those diseases are?
1.       Hypertension – Caused by Genetics, Foetal Factors, Obesity, Alcohol Intake, Sodium intake, Stress. We tell people to control that in mild hypertension by lifestyle changes that include eating differently. In medium to severe we employ our drugs. There are secondary mechanisms such as renal and endocrine disorders that need different drugs.
2.       High Cholesterol – The treatment is to reduce sequestered cholesterol rapidly. We also tell patients to alter their diet.
3.       Diabetes Mellitus – caused by insulin deficiency. Autoimmune disease treated by insulin administration and by altering diet. Seriously if you don’t control it your feet fall off and you die of kidney failure. Insulin has changed the disease from lethal to chronic and allows patients to eat a normal diet. You can control some levels of diabetes without insulin and we encourage a diet for that.
4.       Arthritis – Auto Immune disorder. Most of the medication is pain and inflammatory related to make life easier.
5.       Constipation – Symptom rather than pathology. Variety of reasons. Roughage is the usual treatment for most people and changes of diet. Few cases do we respond with hard drugs. There are some severe cases of constipation that require a variety of laxatives.
Nutrition? We treat with diet modifications. Nutritionists are snake oil merchants, a dietician is a scientist. And cancer kills people. Chemotherapy saves lives. If you are encouraging people to not take chemo and instead eat magic fruit then you are quite possibly killing people.  

Then of course you have the mainstream media that will do everything to protect their advertising dollars. Which, by the way, comes from pharmaceutical ads and ads from restaurants selling the foods that make sure you always see your doctor. Not only that, but the articles that appear somehow never favor plant-based diets or natural cures. Did you ever wonder why that was? It’s all about money! No one really gives a damn about you being healthy.

So pETA do not advertise nowadays? Articles favour balanced diets. Plant based ones have issues with balance that have to be supplemented artificially. For that you may as well eat a healthy balanced diet and enjoy your food. You are so worried about being healthy you have lost the love of a good steak there mate. (yeah as an atheist Hindu I do know that steak is amazing…) Enjoy your food, eat healthily but don’t let it dictate what you eat. Sometimes you need to eat a chimichanga.

Next we have a government agencies. We have the FDA, affectionately known as the Fraud and Drug Administration; the CDC, affectionately known as the Centers For Deceit Control and Procrastination; the USDA, affectionately known as the US Department of A@#$%&#s; and the FTC, affectionately known as the Federal Treachery Commission. Why do I describe them as such? Because they do anything to protect big business and little to protect the people.

The CDC encourages vaccination. If it wanted to “help big pharma” it would be anti-vaccine. A single round of tamiflu to fight influenza infections is around $60 at the low end. Pricey but that’s what R&D costs are and people do have to make a profit. Nothing comes for free. The flu vaccine is a lot cheaper at around $1 and would stop the spread of the disease in other people as well earning its cost back many times over. This is without calculating ICU flu patients who cost 1000s of dollars a day to keep alive or the mortality costs of not taking the flu vaccine. Vaccines save money and lives and are the most effective way of stopping a disease cost wise. These are big businesses because in order to make a vaccine you need money to run very expensive research labs. 

It is a known fact that cherry juice is a great remedy for arthritis pain. Yet, the cherry growers can’t say that and if they do the Fraud and Drug Administration will shut them down. Celestial Seasonings, the tea company, made the mistake of saying that one of their teas was sweetened with Stevia, a natural herb. Well, the FDA wouldn’t hear of that. So, they told them that if they didn’t take Stevia, listed as a sweetener, off the label they would shut them down. Pimps, hookers and tricks.

A fact you say? We can test it out. We get three drinks. One artificial water with cherry flavour, one cherry juice and the third the actual NSAIDs we provide and we test them side by side. We give it to arthiritis patients and empirically decide which is better. If we win, everytime you make a claim about cherry juice we break your legs (metaphorically speaking of course. We really just drag your name out and expose you as the charlatan you are and stop you from giving medical advice without knowing much about medicine.) Also… The FDA regards stevia as a safe consumable. It didn’t in 1991 when there was a complaint and evidence of mutagenic properties. 

You all know that the CDC is a big pusher of fluoride. What a travesty that is. But what you didn’t know was that in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of August 17, 2001/ Volume 50/ Number RR-14, on Recommendations for Using Fluoride to Prevent and Control Dental Caries in the United States, on page 4, in the third paragraph, it says,” fluoride’s predominant effect is post-eruptive and topical.” This means it works on the surface of the tooth after the tooth has come into the mouth. Nowhere, anywhere, does it say you have to drink the poison. Pimps, hookers and tricks.

In poorer nations they use chlorinated water which tastes awful. And the word topical means to place in your mouth. The LD50 is 12.5 g. The concentration in water is 0.5 mg/L. In order to OD on water based fluoride you would have to ingest lethal amounts of water. 12500 Litres of water to be precise if you weigh around a 100Kg. 12 and a Half Tonnes. 

The USDA is in bed with the dairy industry. The USDA protects the dairy industry as if it were a golden goose. Let me give you a good example: back when Bill Clinton was the the President, he hired Dr. Josylyn Elders, a black woman, as his Surgeon General. Dr. Elders, in her first week in office was going to make the announcement that Blacks were 95% lactose intolerant, that Asians were 80-85% lactose intolerant, that Latinos were 75% lactose intolerant and Caucasians were 70% lactose intolerant. Dr
. Elders never got to make that statement. She was fired after a week. It’s a classic case of a government agency protecting big business rather than the people.

I would assume the USDA is pro dairy because they are an agricultural body. The incidence of lactose intolerance in the USA is 11%. There are 30 to 50 million people who suffer from intolerance.

These are just lies. No seriously, your pants should be on fire and your nose should be long enough to poke out someone’s eye out. If one is lactose intolerant, one does not buy milk anymore because it gives you diarrhoea and cramps. These values are verifiable. I would quote a medical textbook but you probably would claim that it is a book of lies. Instead again I offer to put out a poll to find out. 

Next we have, on the hooker list, the Public Health Officials. Boy oh boy, do they love to push vaccines full of mercury, thimerisol and toxic adjuvants. Autism anyone? Recently, an organization named Autism Speaks went public about trying to reverse autism. And they listed so many things that they were going to do. But somehow they failed to mention the vaccine connection. So I asked that question to the Director of Autism Speaks. I was told that vaccines do not contribute to autism. I then asked if the organization accepts donations from the pharmaceutical industry. The answer I received was, “not that much.” Pimps, hookers and tricks.

The MMR Autism link was sunk. Mr. Wakefield prostituted himself to the anti-vaccine movement in order to make a lot of money as part of a class action lawsuit. He tampered with data and showed no rigour in experimentation. Thimerisol is rarely used. Mercuric compounds are chelated out quite harmlessly. Toxic adjuvants such as formaldehyde are naturally produced in your body in larger quantities than in a vaccine vial.

Anyway, with regard to vaccines, a child by six months old has received nine vaccines. By the time the child is seven years old it has received 47 vaccines. And by the time that person is 70 years old, they have received 160 vaccines. You really mean to tell me that there’s no danger in this? In New Jersey and New York there are no exemptions to vaccines. They are trying to do the same thing in Hawaii.

There is a slight danger. However the danger is not taking those vaccines. All those diseases are killers or mutilators. And the vaccine schedule for different countries is different. I am pretty sure american kids don’t get the BCG vaccine. Your viewpoint exists because of vaccines. Without vaccination you would remember what polio did to people and how smallpox killed or the fear of tetanus. 

Recently, in Hawaii, there was a Hearing in which a bill was introduced to offer vegetarian and vegan meals in the public schools. The bill said that these meals “shall” be entered in the public schools. Two entities voted against this. The Board of Education and the Department of Health. When the wording of the bill was changed from “shall” to “should,” meaning that now they had a choice to do it or not, these two entities voted in favor. Nothing like keeping kids sick and protecting the interests of the corporations.

Are you seriously telling me that your country is so bullshit that it cannot offer a vegetarian option? Vegan options for children are not a balanced diet and I would regard it as abusive as vegan diets lack in Iron, calcium and essential amino acids which are things children need growing up. I cannot endorse it as a medic as a healthy option since it is completely imbalanced. 

I guess we also have to add the “shrinks” to the “hooker” list. They are a group of jerks that invented “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” as an excuse to put kids on drugs just because they might space out in the classroom.

ADHD children do not “space out”. Their minds are as if a bomb has gone off. They cannot concentrate on anything and twitch and run around and are incredibly tragically uncontrollable. The medications are given to help parents deal with them in severe cases.

Let’s talk about the Dentists for a minute. Because the Dentists are hesitant to accept the low pay that Medicaid pays, they advocate fluoride. What a convenient way to ease their guilt. In Alaska, where dentists seldom go, especially in the remote parts, there are people that are trained as DHATS (Dental Hygiene Attending Therapists). These people can basically do what Dentists can do and are willing to go anywhere in Alaska. Guess who opposes them? The Dentists that refuse to go into the “boonies” to treat the people.

Fluoride genuinely helps prevent caries in teeth. It’s hardly rocket science and was tested to death. The statistics are phenomenally in our favour and the price of treatment with fluoride.

Let’s get back to Monsanto for a minute. We already talked about their GMO scam, but don’t forget these are the people they gave us Agent Orange. And we all know how wonderful this chemical is and the lasting effects of its exposure to our men that fought in Viet Nam. Recently, there was worldwide news that the bee colonies were collapsing. Why do you think that was? Because the bees have a hard time with the GMOs. In addition to all of Monsanto’s horrors they are also involved with MSG and Aspartame. Nothing like putting something out there that screws up your brain as well.

Bees are dying out because of a tick parasite. Our inbreeding has reduced their ability to resist the parasite. They drink nectar, how on earth would GM nectar poison them? Agent Orange was a terrible invention but was done during a war back when people didn’t know anything. MSG is a Chinese cuisine invention that gives the 5th taste. Aspartame is an artificial sweetner. Agent Orange causes birth defects by the way. Nam veterans have PTSD not Agent Orange poisoning. War screwed up their brains. Soldiers in WW1 and 2 also had it quite tragically, its only now that they receive support. 

Hopefully, at this point you have a clear indication as to why you have to take complete responsibility for your health. You have to understand one thing: adhering to a flesh-based diet will cause you to succumb to degenerative disease. And even though the animals have died so you can put them on your plate, they have the last laugh from the grave by giving you arthritis, heart disease, cancer, constipation, and type-2 diabetes for openers.

None of those diseases are exclusive to meat eaters. Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder and affects vegetarians equally. Heart Disease is actually reduced by consumption of fish. We may have more cancer but we survive our surgeries more than vegetarians do (Haemoglobin baby, we got more of it
and more RBCs too). Constipation is helped along by a balanced diet and Type 2 diabetes is not caused by eating meat but by damage to the Islets of Langerhaan cells in your pancreas.

This diet, affectionately known as “the diet of death,” adversely affects personal health, healthcare costs, and our children’s ability to think clearly. This diet has a negative affect on Corporate America because the workers poisoned by processed foods suffer from repeated sick days, the inability to focus, failure to learn, and failure to create new ideas. With their brains fueled by junk foods and with failed education giving them few options for earning an honest living, more people turn to crime. In time, the prisons become filled with people incarcerated for behavior that could have been at least partially prevented with proper nutrition. With disease rates skyrocketing, violent crime on the rise, education failures rampant, and healthcare costs bankrupting families, happiness hits an all-time low. As junk food consumption continues through multiple generations, the genetic integrity of the population declines. Then, because the population is dulled out because of all the junk foods they are eating, economic productivity hits rock-bottom and employers shift jobs overseas where people seem to have much higher levels of productivity. To say this is a losing situation is a gross understatement.

This is all bollocks. I am sorry but I have probably lost most of my few readers with the length of this. Everything in your article is filled with failure and weak sauce. People have too many sick days because the USA has no socialised medicine to catch disease early, instead people try and push through the disease aggravating it racking up sick days. Children drinking coca cola is the fault of their parents rather than the industry. Education standards have been rising unless and until idiots put their mitts into the system suggesting pseudoscience.

The genetic integrity thing is just madness. Are you seriously suggesting that junk food alters DNA? I want proof. You cannot make such claims without proof.

Earlier in this article we talked about the pharmaceutical industry wanting to drug everyone and anyone to make a buck. But we really didn’t talk about the problems that a medicated population invokes. Medicated drivers are no different than drunk drivers. This dullness also carries over to the workplace where medicated workers tend to make many more mistakes. You have people taking a medication to treat one disease and this somehow creates another disease because of the adverse effects of the synthetic chemicals. Because the pharmaceutical industry has a monopoly, the high pricing of the medications creates very high healthcare costs. And when those medications pass through the bodies of the consumers and eventually get dumped into the rivers and other waterways, they pollute the environment. And now, believe it or not, the FAA has relented and is allowing pilots to fly while on antidepressant drugs. Shades of Columbine!

All of this depends on the medication. Asprin is a medication and it’s not going to change my reaction times. And we do warn people as to the effects of the medication. And all medicine has side effects, we do mention them specifically and only administer medicine if the actual disease is worse than the side effects. Morphine’s addictiveness is less of an issue when you are dying in pain of cancer.

Let me leave you with one last thought: if there was a concerted effort to keep you sick so you could die early and assuming you could die before you reached age 67, who do you think might benefit? How about the government? And why? Doesn’t Social Security kick in when you reach age 67? If you die before you reach that age there is no danger of Social Security ever running out. That’s because you won’t be around to collect it at the age are supposed to. Food for thought!

So this is a giant conspiracy to kill you guys by the age of 67 so we don’t pay your social security and we do this by wasting billions of dollars on stupid plans that you can fight with carrots…
Repeat after me class. If I ever wish to defeat anyone for profit I will make sure my plans cannot be undone by the application of legumes. 
You are spoilt by our medical system, if you were to live in say Swaziland you would be regarded as a freak for reaching 72 years of age which is more than twice their life expectancy. If we wanted you dead we would stop treating you for diseases that kill you and instead leave you to die.