Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Why private health care would be less expensive than Obamacare while providing more choices for individuals

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by JD Heyes , Natural News:

In recent months as the Republican majority in Congress wrestled with repealing and replacing government-centric Obamacare, some far-Left lawmakers led by avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont have been pushing for full-on government-provided health care.

More popularly known as “single payer,” Sanders’ plan would create a “Medicare for all” system whereby every single healthcare procedure is financed via taxpayers, much like England’s vaunted National Health Service.

But even in Sanders’ home state, lawmakers and the governor figured out that such a plan would be prohibitively expensive, costing far more than the state legislature could raise through tax increases — that is, increases that Vermonters could actually pay.

“It is not the right time for Vermont” to pass a single-payer system, Shumlin told state residents in a public statement that brought an end to his signature initiative. After concluding that the 11.5 percent payroll assessments on businesses and sliding premiums up to 9.5 percent of individuals’ income “might hurt our economy,” he decided to ditch the plan.

Translation: It’s too expensive.

In addition to that, critics of government-centric plans note that they are overly restrictive, lead to rationing, and destroy health freedom.

There is a better alternative, these critics say: Private health care. (Related: The Health Ranger explains the origins of EVIL, why collectivism contradicts health freedom, and the simple answer to all politics.)

In recent weeks Sanders declared that “health care must be recognized as a right, not a privilege.” But, as Real Clear Health notes:

There are a number of problems with this idea — some philosophical and some economic. While Senator Sanders is right that in a society as wealthy as ours, a person should not be denied proper health care because of lack of income, his approach will not solve this dilemma. In fact, it is likely to result in a less efficient health care industry with lower health outcomes than if we moved to a market-based health care system.

To begin with, assuming that you take Sanders’ view that health care is “a right” that the federal government must use its power to enforce, why should we stop there? Wouldn’t “nutrition” then become a ‘right?” How about the ‘right’ to shelter and clothing — and transportation? If we assume that health care is a “right” then that is a slippery sociological slope.

Consider that other rights guaranteed by the Constitution do not require the confiscation of property — federal taxes enforced by armed IRS agents — in order to provide. We have the right to freedom of speech or to be armed, but Americans do not have to pay taxes so that government can provide you with a computer and a blog or an AR-15. But the ‘right’ to food, health care, clothing, shelter — they all require that government force Americans to finance such initiatives. That’s not “freedom,” that’s tyranny.

Also, the Bill of Rights was a recognition of inherent human rights that everyone should enjoy and are not provided by government.

Furthermore, anything Washington requires financing for, Washington then assumes it has the right to make the rules for the doling out of those “benefits.” Government-run health care would be no different; bureaucrats, not patients themselves, would be in charge of deciding who is worthy of getting care, how much, what kind, and how often.

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Young Mother In California Threatened With Arrest At A Bus Stop For Not Vaccinating Her Children

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

Could you imagine being threatened by law enforcement authorities over vaccine records as you are waiting with your children for the school bus?  This is something that literally just happened to one young mother down in California.  One morning she walked her kids to the bus stop and she was approached by an official from the Claremont school district and a police officer.  In very intimidating fashion, they began questioning her about whether or not her children had been vaccinated.  When she refused to answer and started recording the interaction they walked away, but that wasn’t the end of it.  Later she called the police department and explained what was going on, and she was told that she could be arrested for refusing to vaccinate her children.

You can see the video for yourself on Facebook right here.  It has already been watched more than 159,000 times, and we need to get this out to as many people as we possibly can.  The following is the description that Porsha Rasheed posted along with the video…

Please watch this Video and share I am. I am being set up by the Claremont school district to be arrested and they are trying to force me to give my child immunization shots! I woke up this morning and walked my kids to the bus stop like I always do. Guess who was waiting the Claremont police department along with another man asking me about my child’s shots! I called the police department to make a complaint for harassment and was told by the sergeant, that me not giving my kids shots is a criminal act and that I will be arrested. This is why they were at the bus stop to try to incriminate me by me attempting to them that my son does not have any shots. This is crazy!! I want the world to know if I am arrested this is why! I will follow up with the facts!!!!

This is the kind of thing that health freedom advocates were warning would happen in California.

In 2016, a new law went into effect that mandates that all children be fully vaccinated unless they have been granted a medical exemption…

The law requires all children entering day care, kindergarten or 7th grade to be vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption. It also gives physicians broader discretion to grant medical exemptions based on a child’s condition or family history. The law eliminated personal belief exemptions, which experts say created hotspots of unvaccinated kids and contributed to the spread of contagious diseases.

Medical exemptions were rare before the law took effect last summer. Between 2000 and 2015, just .2 percent or less of California kindergartners had one each year. After the law took effect in 2016, the number of kindergartners statewide with a medical exemption increased threefold.

Fortunately, some doctors are fighting back against this draconian new law by granting medical exemptions to parents that do not want to submit to forced vaccination.

The vaccine industry considers California’s new law to be a model for the nation, and they are going to push hard to get laws like this in all 50 states.

So what can we do?

Well, first of all you need to know your rights as a parent.  Most states still allow religious vaccine exemptions, and you can see a sample letter on Health Freedom Idaho’s website right here.

Read More @ TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com

BOMBSHELL science paper documents the depopulation chemical covertly spiked into vaccines

by Mike Adams, Natural News:

Just days after the release of a jaw-dropping video lecture called the Science Agenda to Exterminate Blacks, a bombshell science paper has emerged that confirms the use of covert sterilization chemicals in World Health Organization vaccines deployed in Africa. Entitled, “HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World,” the paper documents the covert deployment of an infertility chemical in vaccines that are administered to young black women in Kenya:

Oller, J.W., Shaw, C.A., Tomljenovic, L., Karanja, S.K., Ngare, W., Clement, F.M. and Pillette, J.R. (2017), HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World. Open Access Library Journal, 4: e3937.
https://doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1103937

The paper confirms exactly what Natural News reported earlier in the week: That a covert depopulation program is being run by the World Health Organization, targeting Africans for extermination via infertility chemicals administered under the guise of “vaccines.” These vaccines, notably, contain chemicals that are administered without the informed consent of the women being injected. In fact, the women are deliberately lied to and told the injections are meant to “protect your health.” But the real reason for the shots is to exterminate blacks in the name of “science” and “medicine.”

I’ve detailed all this in this powerful one-hour lecture that’s already getting rave reviews across the ‘net. Watch the full lecture below, and visit Eugenics.news for more coverage of race-targeted extermination efforts being waged today under the banners of “science” and “medicine.”

GreenMedInfo nails it in story by Jafferey Jaxen

A solid analysis of all this comes from Jafferey Jaxen writing for GreenMedInfo. That story, republished here with credit, is entitled, “CAUGHT: WHO’s Anti-fertility Vaccination Program Chronicled In New Paper.”

Has the World Health Organization (WHO) been purposely misleading women in developing countries into thinking they are protecting them and their future children from tetanus while in fact robbing women of their fertility and the very children they wanted to protect? 

A highly concerning new paper has been published in The Open Access Library Journal titled, “HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World.” The implications of the information contained within this paper, if true, have the potential to shift paradigms and threaten the hegemony of global organizations who are ostensibly concerned about the health and welfare of the world’s populations. What findings can threaten to do such a thing?

To understand the full breadth of the findings, it is first important to know some key historical facts. The World Health Organization was established in 1945 and immediately embraced the tenet of family planning, which was later referred to as “planned parenthood as a necessity for world health.”

Around 1972, the WHO research program for developing a birth-control vaccinecommenced. The WHO birth-control vaccine involved linking the tetanus toxoid (TT) with the beta portion of the human pregnancy hormone chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). This combination directs the immune system to produce antibodies not only against TT but also against hCG, causing miscarriages in already pregnant recipients and infertility in those not yet pregnant. The results were announced and celebrated by WHO researchers as the first “anti-fertility” vaccine in 1976 during a meeting of the US National Academy of Sciences.

Around the same time, the US National Security Study Memorandum 200, also known as the Kissinger Report, became official US policy in 1975, calling for reducing the population grown in “less developed countries” to near zero by means of “reducing fertility.”

Fast forward to 2010 when Bill Gates, whose father headed up Planned Parenthood after WWII, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation officially announced they would be committing $10 billion to help accomplish the WHO population reduction goals in part with “new vaccines.” One month later, Gates appeared in his now infamous Innovating to Zero TED talk where he made the statement:

“The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now, if we do a really great job on new vaccines, healthcare, reproductive health services, we could lower that by, perhaps, 10 or 15 percent.”

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What Could Go Wrong? US government approves ‘killer’ mosquitoes to fight disease

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by Emily Waltz, Nature:

US Environmental Protection Agency will allow release of insects in 20 states and Washington DC.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the use of a common bacterium to kill wild mosquitoes that transmit viruses such as dengue, yellow fever and Zika, Nature’s news team has learned.

On 3 November, the agency told biotechnology start-up MosquitoMate that it could release the bacterium Wolbachia pipientis into the environment as a tool against the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus). Lab-reared mosquitoes will deliver the bacterium to wild mosquito populations.

 The lab-grown mosquitoes developed by MosquitoMate seek to eliminate the disease-carrying Asian tiger mosquito ( Aedes albopictus , shown here).
The lab-grown mosquitoes developed by MosquitoMate seek to eliminate the disease-carrying Asian tiger mosquito ( Aedes albopictus , shown here).

The decision — which the EPA has not formally announced — allows the company, which is based in Lexington, Kentucky, to release the bacteria-infected mosquitoes in 20 US states and Washington DC.

“It’s a non-chemical way of dealing with mosquitoes, so from that perspective, you’d think it would have a lot of appeal,” says David O’Brochta, an entomologist at the University of Maryland in Rockville.“I’m glad to see it pushed forward, as I think it could be potentially really important.”

MosquitoMate will rear the Wolbachia-infected A. albopictusmosquitoes in its laboratories, and then sort males from females. Then the laboratory males, which don’t bite, will be released at treatment sites. When these males mate with wild females, which do not carry the same strain of Wolbachia, the resulting fertilized eggs don’t hatch because the paternal chromosomes do not form properly.

The company says that over time, as more of the Wolbachia-infected males are released and breed with the wild partners, the pest population of A. albopictusmosquitoes dwindles. Other insects, including other species of mosquito, are not harmed by the practice, says Stephen Dobson, an entomologist at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and founder of MosquitoMate.

Production challenges

The EPA restricted the release of MosquitoMate’s product, called ZAP males, to 20 states and Washington DC. The agency has previously said that those places “are similar in temperature and precipitation to areas where efficacy of the ZAP males was tested” — Kentucky, New York and California. The EPA decision excludes much of the southeastern United States, which is home to dense populations of mosquitoes and a long mosquito season, because MosquitoMate did not conduct field trials there.

MosquitoMate plans to begin selling its mosquitoes locally, in Lexington, and will expand from there to nearby cities such as Louisville, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio. The company will work with homeowners, golf courses, hotels and other customers to deploy its insects, according to Dobson. “Now the work starts,” he says.

The company will have to start small. Suppressing the mosquito population of an entire city is likely to require the weekly production of millions of these mosquitoes. To reach that level, Dobson’s company must find a way to efficiently separate male mosquitoes from females. The company’s technicians now separate them both by hand and mechanically, Dobson says.

Another group that is also developing mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia to control wild populations has succeeded in producing large quantities of their insects. Researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, and Michigan State University in East Lansing say they are releasing 5 million Wolbachia-infected A. albopictus each week in Guangzhou.

The scientists use mechanical sorters to separate males from females, on the basis of size differences at the pupal stage, at more than 99{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} efficiency, says Zhiyong Xi, a medical entomologist and microbiologist at Michigan State University, who leads the project. They expose the remaining mosquitoes to X-ray radiation at a dose that sterilizes any remaining females, but is too low to affect the males.

Looking ahead

Using lab-grown mosquitoes to kill mosquito pests has been tested extensively in Brazil in recent years. The country has allowed large-scale releases of such mosquitoes in response to an epidemic of the Zika virus that began in 2015. Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to severe birth defects, such as abnormally small heads — a condition known as microcephaly. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are thought to be the primary vector for the virus.

One type of mosquito being tested in Brazil is a genetically modified variety of A. aegyptideveloped by Oxitec in Milton, UK. When the modified male mosquitoes mate with wild females, they pass a lethal gene on to any progeny.

Read More @ Nature.com

Killing Us Softly—Glyphosate Herbicide or Genocide?

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by F. William Engdahl, New Eastern Outlook:

One of the more bizarre actions in terms of the health and safety of EU citizens is the saga of Monsanto and its toxic herbicide or weed-killer, Roundup, the most widely used weed-killer on the planet. On October 25, 2017 the European Union Commission again announced that it lacked the necessary member state votes to approve a ten year license extension for weed-killer glyphosate. They will try again. Behind this seeming routine announcement is one of the hottest battles over food and human health the world has seen since the 1972 USA decision to ban spraying of deadly DDT pesticides on crops. This time the stakes go far beyond the ban on glyphosate. It affects the future of human fertility or lack of it.

In June 2016 the EU Commission made a rotten compromise to allow an 18 month extension of use in EU of glyphosate-based weed killers, during which time more scientific studies would supposedly clarify whether glyphosate was a carcinogen. It was the same member- states deadlock over whether to grant the toxic glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto Roundup herbicide, a license renewal as we saw this October.

In March 2017 the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) of the EU, issued a report stating that “available scientific evidence did not meet the criteria in the CLP Regulation to classify glyphosate for specific target organ toxicity, or as a carcinogen, as a mutagen or for reproductive toxicity.” The ECHA, based in Hensinki is a body created only in 2007 and established to monitor safe use of chemicals and to make information available rather than conduct its own tests on safety of chemicals. It made no independent study or tests to determine if glyphosate is or is not a probable carcinogen, a fact which Brussels and the pesticide industry slickly glosses over.

In March 2015, the WHO’s Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which has such research competence, classified glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen.”

In October 2015 before the license expiry deadline, some 47 environmental, health and cancer organizations, scientists and doctors wrote an open letter to EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis calling on the Commission to ban glyphosate pending a full scientific assessment. The assessment that the EU Commission was using was provided by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), and was based on industry safety studies given to BfR by Monsanto and other industry sources.

EU Corruption and human health

The determination of “non-carcinogenity” for glyphosate by using the ECHA was an apparent political ploy by the corrupt EU commission to get another “yes” body to back their pro-glyphosate stance, a stance that benefits only Monsanto and other agro-chemical producers at the expense of human life and health.

The source for both the EU’s European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) and the European Chemicals Agency statements that glyphosate was non-carcinogenic, in contradiction to the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), is the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) responsible within the EU for the evaluation of glyphosate for the EU.

According to stated EU regulations, a substance is to be considered carcinogenic if two independently conducted animal studies show an increased tumor incidence. In the case of glyphosate, at least seven out of twelve such long-term studies found an increased tumor incidence.

A report by German toxicologist Dr Peter Clausing found that the EU bodies and the German body designated by the EU to evaluate the safety of glyphosate, the German BfR ignored those relevant studies. Clausing states, “BfR failed to recognize numerous significant tumor incidences, due to its failure to apply the appropriate statistical tests stipulated by the OECD and ECHA. BfR had instead relied on statistical tests applied by industry…” And the German BfR report was the basis for the later rubber-stamp determinations of EFSA and now of ECHA, the EU bodies entrusted with protecting the population from dangerous chemical toxins. Someone is being played for fools by Brussels, but the stakes involve far more in terms of human health and even human reproduction itself.

Sperm disruptor?

The dimensions of the human and animal exposure to the enormous quantities of glyphosate-based weed-killers in the world food chain are only dimly beginning to be appreciated. The reason is the enormous clout of the agro-chemical industry lobby around companies such as Monsanto, Syngenta and Bayer AG, soon to be the owner of Monsanto. They have so far managed to use their financial resources and their legal resources to distort test results and to win regulatory approval from the demonstrably corrupt Monsanto-influenced Washington Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration.

From there it has spread to the EU Commission and relevant agencies such as EFSA and European Chemicals Agency, this despite the overwhelming popular rejection of GMO crops.

A recent study published by the Journal of Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology–a study given no visibility in mainstream media–sounds the alarm over the effects of long-term human exposure to glyphosate for the healthy production of human sperm, an issue that is beginning to be cause of great alarm across the western countries where chemical herbicides and pesticides are used in massive doses by agro-industry producers.

The study, which definitely warrants major follow-up studies, found effects of a glyphosate-based herbicide after an 8-day exposure of adult rats, including

“a significant and differential expression of aromatase in testis.” Aromatase is an enzyme responsible for a key step in the biosynthesis of estrogens according to Wikipedia, found among other locations of the body in the brain and in the gonads, and is an important factor in sexual development. The authors concluded that, “The repetition of exposures of this herbicide could alter the mammalian reproduction.”

Ample tests now exist, independent of Monsanto and other corrupt industry sources demonstrating to an alarming degree that the exposure of human and animal species to glyphosate-based herbicides or weed-killers can cause cancer tumors but can also be damaging to human sexual reproduction, that is, as in the future of the human species.

Other tests have revealed presence of significant amounts of glyphosate from spraying of weed-killers in major portions of the population in the United States where Monsanto Roundup and other glyphosate-based weed-killers are used in massive doses in agriculture as well as in home gardens. A study of urine samples of willing volunteers seeking to know if they had glyphosate exposure by the University of California at San Francisco found glyphosate in 93{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the urine samples tested at an average level of 3.096 parts per billion (PPB). Children had the highest levels with an average of 3.586 PPB. The highest levels of glyphosate were found in the American West and Midwest, the heart of US agribusiness farming. The US-based Detox Project which published the study notes that “Glyphosate has never been studied by regulators or the chemical industry at levels that the human population in the U.S. is being exposed to–under 3 mg/kg body weight/day. This is a huge hole in the risk assessment process for glyphosate, as evidence suggests that low levels of the chemical may hack hormones even more than high levels…many toxic chemicals have as much or even more of an influence on our health at low doses– these chemicals are known as hormone hackers or endocrine disruptors. “

Isn’t that what eugenics advocates such as Bill Gates, George Soros, Warren Buffett, the Rockefeller family and more recently Britain’s Prince William are cheering for? Culling of the human herd so that the wealthy have more wildlife speciesvii

Frederick Osborn, first President of John D. Rockefeller III’s Population Council, and a founding member of the American Eugenics Society, formulated the problem the eugenics advocates around Rockefeller, people who financed Nazi eugenics research in Berlin, faced after the horrors of the Nazi extermination camps was uncovered and their inhuman experiments in eugenics of killing off inferior human beings as defined by the Third Reich.

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Could a study published in 1911 hold the key to the successful treatment of cancer?

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by Thomasina Copenhaver, Natural News:

Cancer has been successfully treated with enzymes for many decades. Enzyme therapy is not new. In fact, it dates back to at least the 1700’s when Jean Senebier discovered that gastric juices could be applied to wounds to prevent infections and speed healing. The enzymes in gastric juice break down the dead tissue (as enzymes do) and the hydrochloric acid from the stomach keeps the wound clean. (Karen DeFelice, listed below)

Dr. John Beard, an embryologist working as a professor at the University of Edinburg, published a book in 1911 demonstrating his results after treating 170 end stage cancer patients by giving them injections with pancreatic enzymes. Dr. Beard found that pancreatic enzymes could be used successfully to stop out of control cancer cell growth. The book represented 20 years of intense laboratory work and impeccable documentation that still today stands up to scientific scrutiny. Despite being nominated for a Nobel Prize in 1905 for his work, and great reviews on his published book—most cancer “experts” denied his thesis. (Book listed below)

The media, (and therefore the scientific community), concentrated their efforts on a much more dynamic figure—none other than Marie Curie. Madame Curie was the media darling who claimed that simple, non-toxic radiation cured cancer. At the time, it seemed like a great idea. Years later—Madame died of aplastic anemia, believed to be caused by exposure to radiation and carrying around test tubes of radium in her pockets. By the time she died, Dr. Beard’s work was nearly forgotten, and he was dead as well. Madame, on the other hand, found herself in both scientific and grade school textbooks.

Injectable pancreatic enzymes were outlawed and haven’t been available since.

Since Dr. Beard was an embryologist, it would make sense that his theory had to do with the creation of life. Dr. Beard found a particular embryonic tissue that had the same characteristics as a cancer cell. This would be the “trophoblast.” A trophoblast has a critical role in the invasion and implantation of the embryo in the uterus. As the embryo travels to the uterus, the trophoblast latches on and leads the invasion through the uterine wall. Once inside and safely attached to the uterine wall, the trophoblast begins to create blood vessels to establish what will become the placenta—the maternal lifeline of circulation, which brings nutrients to and takes away waste from the growing fetus. This is an intricately and miraculously timed hormonal process. All hormonal processes require enzyme catalysts to be carried out in a timely manner.

In normal pregnancy development, the trophoblast matures into the placenta, which provides nutrition and waste removal for the duration of the pregnancy. Dr. Beard correctly identified this change from hardcore invader to lifeline conduit as happening on day fifty-six of the pregnancy. If the trophoblast continued to invade it would eventually eat through the uterine wall and kill the mother. So the mammalian body, in its intelligent design, and more specifically, hormone messengers, tell the trophoblasts to turn off the invasion and instead channel those blood vessels to the growing fetus. The switch from trophoblast to placenta occurs when the fetus begins making pancreatic enzymes.

Dr. Beard analyzed the early placental cells under a microscope. He made an observation that under a microscope, placental cells look exactly like cancer cells. The difference between a cancer cell and a trophoblast is that cancer doesn’t stop invading. Beard hypothesized that if he could figure out what the signal was to change the trophoblast to the placenta, he could possibly apply that knowledge to cancer, and stop it from spreading as well. The signal was pancreatic enzymes. Beard went further to hypothesize that all cancer developed from out-of-control placental cells– left over from the embryonic stage of pregnancy that normally would be controlled by pancreatic enzymes. So cancer develops from a failure of the embryonic pancreas to secrete adequate amounts of enzymes to change the character of the trophoblast–leaving residual trophoblasts to circulate throughout the body and grow out of control.

Enzymes in supplemental form come from plant, microbial, or animal sources. Pancreatic enzymes come from animal sources. Plant and microbial enzymes are active in a pH range of 2-12. This means they work in both the acidic stomach breaking down food, and in the alkaline small intestine. Pepsin, for example, is the enzyme activated in the lower stomach to break down protein. Pepsin is only active in the highly acidic environment of the lower stomach after hydrochloric acid is released. Pepsin is not active in the small intestine—it is too alkaline.

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Victim Blame: Media Suggests Rand Paul Deserved To Be Attacked

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by Joe Jarvis, The Daily Bell:

The media has got their narrative and they are sticking to it.

It doesn’t matter that a shooter specifically targetted a Republican softball practice in June. It didn’t fit the narrative that the right is brewing hatred and violence. So most media was quiet about the Democrat Bernie supporter shooter.

Senator Rand Paul was one of the members of Congress at that softball practice in June. And now, for the second time this year, he has been literally attacked by a Democrat.

Rand Paul was attacked at his home earlier this week by his neighbor. First news outlets made it seem like this was just a silly little case of neighbors feuding over the length of the lawn. But then it came out that Rand suffered 5 fractured ribs. He was blindsided after cutting his lawn, still wearing ear protection.

And if the nonchalant attitude of the media wasn’t enough, GQ published a piece called Rand Paul Sounds Like the Worst Guy to Have as a Neighbor.

That’s it. Blame the victim. Rand Paul deserved to be attacked because he is an annoying neighbor.

So, let’s read between the lines a bit here. Rand Paul is an asshole neighbor. He bought a house in a neighborhood that has certain rules with regard to lawns, and he decided that he doesn’t need to follow those rules because of his belief in “property rights” that don’t actually exist. This is, at its core, the problem with libertarianism. Libertarians don’t want to follow the rules that we as a society have agreed upon, because they feel those rules step on their freedoms. And sometimes they might even be right, but that doesn’t mean that they are above those rules and can do whatever they want.

GQ never bothered to find out whether Rand Paul actually broke any of the rules, nor what specifically those were. But they did note that he composts and grows pumpkins on his property. Sounds like a pretty big scumbag.

Now to be fair, I don’t know why Paul would buy a home in a strict neighborhood. By joining a voluntary neighborhood association, you are making an agreement that if you buy the land, you will abide by the pre-existing rules. A true libertarian would have bought an off the grid bunker somewhere in the remote hills of Kentucky.

But I do think it is funny that the major complaints against Paul involve composting. I talked about this the other day, how everyone looks for the worst. The media could focus on the fact that Paul puts food waste to good use instead of filling the landfills. But instead, he is just a jerk because the neighborhood association apparently says you can’t compost.

It is also pretty damn ironic that the article complains about Rand Paul breaking his neighborhood association rules. Because at the same time they gloss over the fact that his neighbor broke that pretty standard social rule about not violently attacking people.

But don’t worry, GQ did put part of the blame on the violent attacker:

Now, I don’t want to excuse the other side of this. One of the problems with Democrats is we’ve never met government oversight that we didn’t like. And there’s a good metaphor for Democratic politics in the obnoxious Home Owners Association rules that drive everyone crazy. So it sure seems like this Rene Boucher was also an asshole, who cared way too much about what his neighbor’s yard looked like.

Read More @ TheDailyBell.com

RAND PAUL REVEALS 6 BROKEN RIBS, LUNG CONDITION AFTER ATTACK FROM SOCIALIST NEIGHBOR

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by Adan Salazar, Infowars:

Kentucky senator gives health update via social media

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul provided a health update Wednesday notifying everyone via social media that he’d sustained several broken bones and is suffering a lung condition after being attacked by one of his neighbors.

“‪I appreciate all of the kind words and support from everyone. A quick medical update: final report indicates six broken ribs and new X-ray shows a pleural effusion‬,” Sen. Paul wrote.

The update cleared up earlier reports which stated Rand had sustained five broken ribs and lung lacerations.

The Republican senator was assaulted last Friday at his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, by next-door neighbor Rene Boucher, 59, who tackled Paul as he was mowing his lawn over an alleged property dispute.

According to The Washington Post, Boucher, who was charged with fourth-degree assault – a Class A misdemeanor – identified as a socialist who was “pretty much the opposite of Rand Paul in every way,” and disagreed with the Republican agenda.

Boucher’s attorney insisted to Fox News Monday that the attack had nothing to do with politics.

“The unfortunate occurrence of November 3rd has absolutely nothing to do with either’s politics or political agendas,” said Boucher’s lawyer Matthew Baker. “It was a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial.”

In new reports Wednesday, however, neighbors disputed claims that a landscaping dispute was to blame, and asserted Boucher’s motive was unknown.

“As a friend and neighbor of the Paul family, I have been disturbed by the inaccuracies in numerous media accounts of the assault that occurred on Friday, November 3rd,” neighbor Travis Creed wrote in an email to Breitbart. “The stories of a ‘landscaping dispute,’ or a dispute of any sort between Rand Paul and Rene Boucher are erroneous and unfounded. The reason for Mr. Boucher’s bizarre attack is known only to him. Statements to the contrary are irresponsible and unnecessary.”

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These are the Diseases that Could be Unleashed in a Bio-Weapon from North Korea

by Jeremiah Johnson, Ready Nutrition:

There have been several articles circulating over the past several weeks pertaining to the Biological Weapons capability of North Korea, as well as delivery systems for those weapons.  I’m going to provide the title and the source for one of these articles for your perusal, and then we’re going to cover the “meat and potatoes” of this article: meds needed against such attacks.

North Korea is ‘mass producing biological weapons’ and could unleash smallpox, cholera, plague, and anthrax on US troops,” by Patrick Knox of The Sun, 10/22/17

Diseases that Could Be Used As BioWeapons

Let’s give brief overviews of the diseases, now.

  1. Smallpox: (bacterium Variola minor) A very horrible disease indeed.  The last naturally-occurring case was in 1977.  It was one of the most severe diseases to afflict mankind, and was “eradicated.”  Not in the labs, though.  Militaries all over the world (to include the U.S. and North Korea) possess it.  The disease is easy enough to reproduce, as cowpox (a similar disease occurring in cattle) can be mutated to form smallpox.  The treatment is the smallpox vaccine, which should be administered within 3 days to be able to arrest the disease and heal the patient.  The problem is the only smallpox vaccine supplies are controlled by the U.S. government…in their secret warehouses, in unknown numbers…at taxpayer expense.

2. Plague: (the bacterium Yersinia pestis) We just covered treatment medications for the bubonic plague in previous articles, as the pneumonic plague is spreading in Africa (11 nations at the time of this writing), a severe form of bubonic plague that affects the lungs.  We mentioned that Ciprofloxacin (or Cipro) is a drug with a long shelf-life that can be acquired for your pet fish from pet veterinary medication suppliers.  ‘Nuff said there.

3. Anthrax: (bacterium Bacillus anthracis) The spores of the bacteria are the method this disease is spread.  Two forms of antibiotics can be used to treat the infection…Doxycycline, and [Drum-Roll!] Ciprofloxacin, once again.

As I had mentioned in other articles, Cipro has a long shelf life, and as you see here, it can be used against both Anthrax and Plague

4. Cholera: (bacterium Vibrio cholerae) This disease attacks the digestive system and causes diarrhea and loss of electrolytes.  Vomiting and intensely-painful muscular cramps accompany it.  As vomiting and diarrhea are occurring, the body loses both acids and bases respectively, and dehydration (if left unchecked with good oral and/or IV replacement) can lead to death.  Doxycycline, once again, is effective, and guess what else?  [Drum-Roll!]  Ciprofloxacin, yet a third time!

Antibiotics Will Be a Lifesaver!

One of the reasons I’ve focused on Cipro?  Check it out yourself.  Try and get ahold of Doxycycline, and you’ll find it next to impossible.  This is because the government (that’s the U.S. government, starting under Obama) bought up most of it as it was listed as a “critical National Defense material” and stockpiled in those government warehouses, for distribution by the government…at taxpayer expense.

For the rest of us outside of the bunkers and not dining on steak and lobster at taxpayer expense, Ciprofloxacin is the way to go.

Read More @ ReadyNutrition.com

The great flu vaccine hoax: new evidence

by Jon Rappoport, No More Fake News:

Apparently, the powers-that-be want everyone to take the seasonal flu vaccine out of loyalty and blind faith. Because actual science reveals the hoax.

A new study, published in the PLOS Journal on 10/23, by contributing authors from the Scripps Institute and the University of Pennsylvania, is titled: “A structural explanation for the low effectiveness of the seasonal influenza H3N2 vaccine.”

Oops. Low effectiveness? The public has been taught to believe the vaccine is quite effective.

Here is a key quote from the study: “It is common to use chicken eggs for culturing clinical isolates and for large-scale production of vaccines. However, influenza virus often mutates to adapt to being grown in chicken eggs, which can influence antigenicity and hence vaccine effectiveness.”

Translation: The virus in the vaccine mutates, in the chicken eggs, and therefore the patient’s immune system responds to the wrong version of the flu virus.

Here is another quote: “Our study describes a mechanism [that explains]…the low influenza vaccine effectiveness and reaffirms the urgency for replacing the egg-based production of influenza vaccines.”

It gets worse, far worse.

Here is evidence I have cited for several years now. It comes from a 2013 review:

Dr. Peter Doshi, writing in the online BMJ (British Medical Journal), reveals a monstrosity.

As Doshi states, every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory samples are taken from flu patients in the US and tested in labs. Here is the kicker: only a small percentage of these samples show the presence of a flu virus.

This means: most of the people in America who are diagnosed by doctors with the flu have no flu virus in their bodies.

So they don’t have the flu.

Therefore, even if you assume the flu vaccine is useful and safe, it couldn’t possibly prevent all those “flu cases” that aren’t flu cases.

The vaccine couldn’t possibly work.

The vaccine isn’t designed to prevent fake flu, unless pigs can fly.

Here’s the exact quote from Peter Doshi’s BMJ review, “Influenza: marketing vaccines by marketing disease” (BMJ 2013; 346:f3037):

“…even the ideal influenza vaccine, matched perfectly to circulating strains of wild influenza and capable of stopping all influenza viruses, can only deal with a small part of the ‘flu’ problem because most ‘flu’ appears to have nothing to do with influenza. Every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory specimens are tested across the US. Of those tested, on average 16{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} are found to be influenza positive.

“…It’s no wonder so many people feel that ‘flu shots’ don’t work: for most flus, they can’t.”

Because most diagnosed cases of the flu aren’t the flu.

Read More @ NoMoreFakeNews.com

Healthcare Spending Now Accounts For Almost One-Fifth Of The Entire U.S. Economy

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by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

Everybody agrees that healthcare costs are way too high.  Back in 1960, healthcare spending accounted for approximately 5 percent of GDP, and by 2020 it is being projected that healthcare spending will account for 20 percent of GDP.  And when you break those numbers down into actual dollars, they become even more staggering.  Back in 1960, an average of $146 was spent on healthcare per person for the entire year, but today that number has skyrocketed to $9,990.  On a per capita basis, we spend far more than anyone else in the world on healthcare.  In fact, we spend almost twice as much as most other industrialized nations on a per capita basis.  Something has gone terribly wrong, and we desperately need to get this fixed.

Just between the years of 1996 and 2013, our spending on healthcare rose by a whopping 900 billion dollars, and it is estimated that healthcare spending now accounts for nearly one-fifth of the entire U.S. economy.  The following comes from the Daily Mail

US healthcare spending rocketed $900 billion between 1996 and 2013, staggering new data reveal.

Americans spend more money on healthcare than any other population, and increasingly so.

By 2013, total healthcare spending hit $2.1 trillion, according to the study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The researchers say that figure has now likely soared to more than $3.2 trillion, which equates to 18 percent of the country’s economy.

So why is healthcare spending going up so much?

Well, the truth is that our population is aging, obesity is certainly on the rise, and medical care has become much more expensive.  In addition, we should acknowledge there are a couple of other major factors that we should acknowledge as well

First, the United States relies on company-sponsored private health insurance. The government created programs like Medicare and Medicaid to help those without insurance. These programs spurred demand for health care services. That gave providers the ability to raise prices. Other efforts to reform health care and cut costs raised them instead.

Second, chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease, have increased. They are responsible for 85 percent of health care costs. Almost half of all Americans have at least one of them. They are expensive and difficult to treat.

As a result, the sickest 5 percent of the population consume 50 percent of total health care costs. The healthiest 50 percent only consume 3 percent of the nation’s health care costs.

Healthcare costs are only expected to rise even more in the years ahead, and so we desperately need to reform our system.

Because as it is, health insurance premiums are becoming completely unaffordable.  According to CNBC, health insurance premiums for plans purchased through an employer will be higher than ever next year…

Next year, employers expect to spend $8,527 per enrolled employee, according to data form the National Business Group on Health. Meanwhile, workers themselves will contribute an average of $2,752 toward their premiums.

And for those that have to purchase their own health insurance, things are even worse.  In fact, it is being projected that the average rate increase for Obamacare plans will be 37 percent in 2018.

Read More @ EndOfTheAmericanDream.com

New vaccines will permanently alter your DNA

by Jon Rappoport, No More Fake News:

A news story tend to move in waves. It appears, retreats, and then appears in an altered form—replete with lies, cover stories, and embedded confusion. That’s why I’m keeping this story alive in its stark essence—

The reference is the New York Times, 3/9/15, “Protection Without a Vaccine.” It describes the frontier of research. Here are key quotes that illustrate the use of synthetic genes to “protect against disease,” while changing the genetic makeup of humans. This is not science fiction:

“By delivering synthetic genes into the muscles of the [experimental] monkeys, the scientists are essentially re-engineering the animals to resist disease.”

“’The sky’s the limit,’ said Michael Farzan, an immunologist at Scripps and lead author of the new study.”

“The first human trial based on this strategy — called immunoprophylaxis by gene transfer, or I.G.T. — is underway, and several new ones are planned.” [That was nearly two years ago.]

“I.G.T. is altogether different from traditional vaccination. It is instead a form of gene therapy. Scientists isolate the genes that produce powerful antibodies against certain diseases and then synthesize artificial versions. The genes are placed into viruses and injected into human tissue, usually muscle.”

Here is the punchline: “The viruses invade human cells with their DNA payloads, and the synthetic gene is incorporated into the recipient’s own DNA. If all goes well, the new genes instruct the cells to begin manufacturing powerful antibodies.”

Read that again: “the synthetic gene is incorporated into the recipient’s own DNA.”

Alteration of the human genetic makeup.

Not just a “visit.” Permanent residence. And once a person’s DNA is changed, doesn’t it follow that he/she will pass on that change to the next generation of children, and so on, down the line?

The Times article taps Dr. David Baltimore for an opinion:

“Still, Dr. Baltimore says that he envisions that some people might be leery of a vaccination strategy that means altering their own DNA, even if it prevents a potentially fatal disease.”

Yes, some people might be leery. If they have two or three working brain cells.

This is genetic roulette with a loaded gun.

Read More @ NoMoreFakeNews.com

MUST READ: Things Have Gotten Fishy in the Chicken Industry

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Contributed by Sam Bocetta, SGT report:

We all grew up on that urban legend about the lady who bit into a piece of chicken at her neighborhood KFC and discovered that it was a deep-fried rat. Most rational people realize at once that this is the stuff of folklore or myth. But the truth may be just as strange as the fiction.

A recent report on fast-casual restaurants found that the vast majority of fast food joints use meat that has been treated with antibiotics that are believed to create bacteria that is immune to traditional antibiotics. What this means is that if you eat their meat and then you get sick, the drugs your doctor prescribes to treat your illness may not work.

In other words, the chicken and sausage at your local Popeye’s or Dunkin Donuts could be just as unhygienic and unhealthy as eating a deep-fried gutter dweller.

And it doesn’t stop there. A larger problem is also afoot and it involves the food industry’s fudging of numbers when it comes to food safety dates.

In late-September, the Guardian blew the lid off UK-based 2 Sisters Food Group. The food group in question is the top supplier of supermarket chicken in the United Kingdom allegedly misled customers into purchasing out-of-date meat. The evidence pointed to the tainted meat being distributed to no less than five chain grocers in the region, including Aldi.

Even those companies that received passing scores in that recent survey aren’t above suspicion. McDonald’s, a chain that scored a B+, just introduced their Buttermilk Chicken Tenders and they are definitely cause for raised eyebrows. In a taste test earlier this month, I found them to be the grisliest meat on the fast-casual scene.

When you attempt to rip one in half, you are met by resistance. Instead of tearing, the meat twists like you are wringing out a washcloth. If it is, indeed, chicken, it is some sort of mutant chicken that’s pure sinew. If these things aren’t on steroids, I’ll eat my hat (at least my hat is hormone-free).

It would appear as though there is no safe place to get meat these days unless you kill the chicken and cook it yourself in your own backyard. And it’s hardly a conundrum that’s brand-spanking new. Back in 2014, companies like Burger King, McDonald’s, KFC and Starbucks were involved in a toxic food scandal after it was discovered that they were supplying their Chinese branches with expired meat.

What’s worse is the fact that we’re not only forced to cope with the questionable quality of the chicken we purchase from grocery stores and fast food restaurants. We also must grapple with our meals being potentially compromised by unethical employees.

Earlier this year, a Mississippi Jack’s Family Restaurant location came under social media scrutiny for alleged food contamination after a 16-year old girl reported an employee for smearing menstrual blood on a customer’s hamburger.

The madness doesn’t stop there either; Burger King has admitted in the past that they sell “beef” burgers that actually contain horsemeat. In 2016, a Mirror expose revealed that Mickey D’s so-called “chicken” McNuggets only contain 45{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of actual chicken.

Among the other ingredients in McNuggets, there is dextrose, a sugar that shoemakers use to make leather more pliable. It’s not uncommon for fast food joints to add fillers as well. Oftentimes, they will use additives to beef up their chicken tender’s profile and use the excuse that the ingredient limits oil spatter during the frying process.

Fortunately, we live in more self-aware, health-conscious times and reputable companies are beginning to take notice. Several poultry purveyors advertise the fact that their meats are antibiotic and non-GMO on their labels.

Here is a short list of supermarket brands that you can trust:

  • Whole Foods

  • Katie’s Best

  • Readington Farms

  • Feel Good Foods

Unless you’re a scientist, you will likely never know exactly what you are getting from any frozen food provider which is why the best option is to go directly to the source. In a perfect world, everyone would be able to buy from a local farm, right?

Well, the truth is that you can. By joining a club like Local Harvest or Eat Wild, you are guaranteed to get fresh, farm-raised meats. They connect you to nearby farmers who are committed to promoting the benefits of choosing 100{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} grass-fed animals and other animals that have been given natural diets.

If you’re hankering for the fast-casual experience, there are still fresh options available to the public. According to nutrition specialist Dr. Josh Axe, the healthiest fast-food restaurants include Chopt, Freshii, Pizza Fusion, Tender Greens and Veggie Grill.

If none of these region-specific restaurants have locations in your area, you’re not alone. Of the ten that Dr. Axe mentions, I’ve only ever heard of two of them and seen one. So for those of us who don’t reside in major cities, here is my list of the healthiest fast-casual dining establishments in America:

  • Panera Bread (Their chicken is hormone-free and their organic whole wheat wraps are awesome)

  • Chipotle (Unlike Taco Bell, you won’t get leathery chicken strips or pale tomato chunks here, everything is certified fresh; you get robust, natural ingredients freshly prepared in front of your very own eyes)

  • Taco Del Mar (Low-cal burritos with less sodium and fat than the competition…just don’t eat their Mondo Breakfast Burrito or you’ll be on that treadmill all day long)

Now that we’ve taken a look at the best of the best, let’s take a look at the worst of the worst.

  • Zaxby’s (Grilled chicken with more calories than a McDonald’s cheeseburger and more sodium than a serving of canned soup)

  • Chick-Fil-A (MSG-loaded breading is just the beginning of my problems with this one)

Now that we’ve seen how fishy the meat industry can be, it should be easier to select a healthier option. When in doubt, make sure to pay extra attention to what the packaging says. For one thing, “organic” does not necessarily mean “antibiotic-free.” Always research the meat you eat before you eat it. That being said, don’t be a chicken because, as we’ve seen, there are plenty of reputable sources available for quality meats.

About the author

Sam Bocetta is a retired defense contractor for the U.S. Navy, a defense analyst, and a freelance journalist. He writes at Gun News Daily about program management, export control, international commerce, patents, InfoSec, cryptography, cyberwarfare, and cyberdefense.