Wednesday, July 25, 2007

History Repeating Itself - The Medical Industry Makes a Profit while People Die

I just read this fascinating piece that covers the history of the relationship between the American Medical Association and Big Tobacco: Doctors, American Medical Association hawked cigarettes as healthy for consumers. You may not believe this but for 30 years the medical establishment defended Big Tobacco and for another 30 various medical "experts" continued to pretend that cigarettes didn't damage your health.

It is frightening to realize that for decades "experts" and "authorities" on health promoted something that kills people slowly and painfully. The first study linking cigarettes to cancer came out in 1930 and it wasn't until 1964 that the Surgeon General published a report on the dangers of cigarettes, that's 34 years. Following this Big Tobacco continued to pay doctors to defend them and it wasn't until the late 1990's that court cases and whistleblowers finally made it impossible for anyone to claim that cigarettes were not linked to all sorts of diseases.

It is a sad commentary on the educational system that this sort of criminality can be repeated and the majority of the population has no clue. From 1930 to the late 1990's it was Big Tobacco that was pouring millions into the PR machine and into the pockets of doctors to hide the truth about the dangers of cigarettes. Now we have Big Pharma doing exactly the same thing to hide the fact that their hugely profitable drugs are killing and damaging people.

How many more decades and how many more deaths before the truth is finally acknowledged and the criminals are brought to justice?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Drug Rehab Fraud

It seems that Lindsay Lohan has been ripped off. She paid all that money and spent all that time in "rehab" and within a few days of getting let out (less than 2 weeks) she goes right back to drinking and drugging. Not to take any responsibility away from her, she is responsible for her own actions, but to me if a person has been through drug rehab then they should be drug free and to relapse after only a few days says that the drug rehab was a total failure. (Lohan hit with drug and alcohol arrest).

So if you want to pay a lot of money for no result go to Promises Malibu Alcohol and Drug Rehab Treatment Facility. I guess "Promises" is all they guarantee.

If you want effective drug rehab then you should try Narconon, which has the highest success rate ever recorded for drug rehab.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Zoloft - A true story

Here is an interview with a woman who took Zoloft on the recommendation of her doctor. She tells what happened and what the long term effects have been:

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Harry Potter and the Children who Read

I love the Harry Potter books, however I think the best thing about them is not the great stories and the characters that populate them, but the fact that they are encouraging millions of kids all over the world to read.

There are kids lining up outside stores, kids biting their nails waiting for the book to arrive in the mail, kids getting their costumes ready for Saturday; in short, kids are going crazy to get and read a book!

I hope this reading craze continues after the last book in the series has been read and we all know what has happened, because reading is one of the most basic and important skills a child can learn.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Consumer Beware: "All Natural" can be anything but.

All Natural Foods
Isn't it great to know that we are being well protected by the FDA from the false claims by food manufacturers? Just kidding! The FDA doesn't do that. Just look at this article about products that claim to be "All Natural": Don't be fooled by "all natural" claims on foods and grocery products.

There is also an accompanying cartoon. Just click on the picture on the right.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Another Expose on the Dangers of Psychiatric Drugs

The latest edition of Whistleblower Magazine carries an investigative report on the link between psychiatric drugs and the horrific stories of violence, killing and suicide we read about so often: MANIA: The shocking link between psychiatric drugs, suicide, violence and mass murder.

Just the description of the article contains a long list of examples of horrific crimes committed by people on psychiatric drugs. If I worked for a drug company or was an FDA official who had approved such drugs then the execution of the former head of China's FDA (Chinese applaud ex-official's execution) would make me seriously think about changing my profession or perhaps moving to a country with no extradition.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Ron Paul and the future

Here is an interesting commentary and analysis of the Ron Paul phenomena and what it means to the future of politics. Ron Paul, the Mahatma

Friday, July 06, 2007

How long does it take?

For years I've known that organically produced foods are healthier than conventionally produced foods. Just the difference in taste is enough to convince anyone. Bite into a ripe organic tomato - yum! Bite into a ripe conventionally grown one - it's like eating plastic that has water injected into it.

Really it's quite logical that organically produced food would be healthier: Human bodies have been eating "organic" food ever since there were human bodies. So they have evolved to be able to digest natural foods and to absorb and use the vitamins, minerals and other substances in these foods. It's only in the last century or so that artificial fertilizers and chemical based farming methods have come along and altered the chemistry of the soil and therefore of the plants that grow in that soil.

While to me and many others the benefits of eating organic are obvious, to the scientific community the obvious often takes a long time to be recognized. But eventually even the near-sighted squint up their eyes and dimly begin to see: Organic food 'better' for heart

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Independence Day - Never give up our freedoms!

The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights are what we celebrate today. These are the documents that give us the freedoms we enjoy in the United States. Another important document is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which gives similar rights to those in the Bill of Rights, to the entire population of the world.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! Otherwise someone can take them away.