Monday, September 30, 2013

Never Events

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by Morley Evans

There are good people everywhere. They exist even in bad systems. Good people may actually represent most of the people involved. (As hard as it may be to accept, some evil-doers may sometimes do good works too, confirming that everyone has some redeeming qualities. Of course no one is faultless.) People work to make things better. "Never events" is one example. It was signed into law by President George W. Bush, a person who, like Lyndon Baines Johnson, has few redeeming points in my opinion.) Evil-doers cannot rest easy, even in a corrupt system which they think they control. The clock is ticking and their time is always short. The aggrieved and their champions should never give up hope even as new evils constantly arise.

Having the wrong surgery performed is called a “Never Event” as a result of congressional Act passed in 2006. It was signed into law by President George W. Bush. [7] It directed that a list of Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) be recognized and classified as Serious Preventable Errors that should always be preventable by adoption and adherence to evidence based hospital procedures. The US Human Health Department, in collaboration with various highly respected medical organizations, began the congressionally mandated list with eight enumerated serious preventable errors that were to thereafter be known as “Never Events”. Wrong surgery was one of the eight.
[7] Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Public Law 109-171, 109th Congress stating that the Never Event injury “could reasonably have been prevented through the application fo evidence-based guideline.” 
This is bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
The other day, I discussed doctors with a young woman. She is in her mid thirties, I would guess. She knew nothing about hysterectomy. "Do they still do that," she wondered? "I thought most girls had their tubes tied." Winston Churchill said the best argument against democracy is made by having a conversation with any voter for five minutes.

Never Events
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Never events are inexcusable actions in a health care setting, the "kind of mistake that should never happen".[1] The initial list of 28 events was compiled by the National Quality Forum of the United States. They are defined as "adverse events that are serious, largely preventable, and of concern to both the public and health care providers for the purpose of public accountability."[2]
Several states have enacted laws requiring the disclosure of never events at hospitals and various remunerative or punitive measures for such events. A recent Leapfrog Group Study[3] finds that roughly half of the 1,285 hospitals that responded to their survey waive fees for never events, and that hospitals that do waive fees are much more likely to have perfect scores on the Leapfrog Safe Practices Score survey.
According to a 2012 study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, there are as many as 1,500 instances of 'surgical souvenirs'—instances in which a surgical tool or other foreign object is left inside of a patient's body after surgery—every year in the United States. The same study suggests an estimated total number of surgical mistakes at just over 4,000 per year in the United States; however, these statistics are extrapolations from incomplete data rather than actual event counts.[1]

List of never events

As defined by the National Quality Forum and commonly agreed upon by health care providers, the current list of 28 never events includes:

  1. Artificial insemination with the wrong donor sperm or donor egg
  2. Unintended retention of a foreign body in a patient after surgery or other procedure
  3. Patient death or serious disability associated with patient elopement (disappearance)
  4. Patient death or serious disability associated with a medication error (e.g., errors involving the wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong patient, wrong time, wrong rate, wrong preparation or wrong route of administration)
  5. Patient death or serious disability associated with a hemolytic reaction due to the administration of ABO/HLA-incompatible blood or blood products
  6. Patient death or serious disability associated with an electric shock or elective cardioversion while being cared for in a healthcare facility
  7. Patient death or serious disability associated with a fall while being cared for in a healthcare facility
  8. Surgery performed on the wrong body part
  9. Surgery performed on the wrong patient
  10. Wrong surgical procedure performed on a patient
  11. Intraoperative or immediately post-operative death in an ASA Class I patient
  12. Patient death or serious disability associated with the use of contaminated drugs, devices, or biologics provided by the healthcare facility
  13. Patient death or serious disability associated with the use or function of a device in patient care, in which the device is used or functions other than as intended
  14. Patient death or serious disability associated with intravascular air embolism that occurs while being cared for in a healthcare facility
  15. Infant discharged to the wrong person
  16. Patient suicide, or attempted suicide resulting in serious disability, while being cared for in a healthcare facility
  17. Maternal death or serious disability associated with labor or delivery in a low-risk pregnancy while being cared for in a health care facility
  18. Patient death or serious disability associated with hypoglycemia, the onset of which occurs while the patient is being cared for in a healthcare facility
  19. Death or serious disability (kernicterus) associated with failure to identify and treat hyperbilirubinemia in neonates
  20. Stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcers acquired after admission to a healthcare facility
  21. Patient death or serious disability due to spinal manipulative therapy
  22. Any incident in which a line designated for oxygen or other gas to be delivered to a patient contains the wrong gas or is contaminated by toxic substances
  23. Patient death or serious disability associated with a burn incurred from any source while being cared for in a healthcare facility
  24. Patient death or serious disability associated with the use of restraints or bedrails while being cared for in a healthcare facility
  25. Any instance of care ordered by or provided by someone impersonating a physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other licensed healthcare provider
  26. Abduction of a patient of any age
  27. Sexual assault on a patient within or on the grounds of the healthcare facility
  28. Death or significant injury of a patient or staff member resulting from a physical assault (i.e., battery) that occurs within or on the grounds of the healthcare facility

Recommended actions following a never event[edit]

The Leapfrog Group offers four actions as industry standards following a never event:[4]

  1. apologize to the patient
  2. report the event
  3. perform a root cause analysis
  4. waive costs directly related to the event


^ Jump up to: a b Laura Landro (December 20, 2012), "Surgeons Make Thousands of Snafus", The Wall Street Journal (paper|format= requires |url= (help)): A2 |accessdate= requires |url= (help)
Jump up ^ "Half of US hospitals reporting to Leapfrog say they won't bill for a “never event”". The Leapfrog Group. September 26, 2007. Retrieved October 19, 2010.
Jump up ^ "Serious Reportable Events (SREs): Transparency & Accountability are Critical to Reducing Medical Errors". National Quality Forum. October 1, 2008. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
Jump up ^ "Factsheet Never Events". The Leapfrog Group. March 27, 2008. Retrieved October 19, 2010.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Church of Modern Medicine

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by Morley Evans

In the midst of secular life, mankind has created the Church of Modern Medicine — Anointed and Established with cathedral-hospitals where miracles are performed hourly by physician-priests who are certified and protected. Governments collect money from the peasant-worshippers. Medical mysteries occur in operating rooms where life and death is bartered. Human sacrifices are made to appease the medical gods and the almighty horned-one whose name must not be spoken.

Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Luke 16:19-31

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Hendrik Terbrugghen, 1588?-1629

Luke 16:19-31

16:19 "There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.

16:20 And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores,

16:21 who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man's table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores.

16:22 The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried.

16:23 In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side.

16:24 He called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.'

16:25 But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony.

16:26 Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.'

16:27 He said, 'Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father's house--

16:28 for I have five brothers--that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.'

16:29 Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.'

16:30 He said, 'No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'

16:31 He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'"

Can Doctors Not Read?

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Medical doctors cannot write. Medical doctors cannot read either. How is this possible? They are ignorant of the package inserts and the physicians monographs for the drugs they prescribe. They council their patients to ignore what these documents say. Yet doctors pride themselves on being the smartest people on the planet. Most of their patients believe them and do whatever their doctors tell them to do. Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D., has an explanation in his book Confessions of a Medical Heretic.

Modern Medicine Exposed
The drug companies don't have to fight against package inserts that would explain the side effects and hazards of medications to the people who take them: the American Medical Association does it for them. Doctors either play down the side effects or conceal them altogether on the grounds that the doctor-patient relationship would be endangered. "If I had to explain things to patients, I could never get through my office hours." Or, "If patients knew everything these drugs could do, they never would take them." Rather than protecting the patient, the doctor protects the sacred relationship — which relies on ignorance to survive. Blind faith.

In another place, Dr. Mendelsohn explains what happened to the medical maxim: "Do No Harm." It has been replaced in Modern Medicine with "Do Something." It doesn't matter what. The more complicated, dangerous and expensive the more suitable the treatment is. If it causes more problems, so much the better. He's not making this up. For example:

I was amazed when a friend at the gym told me that he had been away for a few months because he just had quadruple bypass heart surgery. I would never have guessed there was anything wrong with him. He's very strong and had been working out several times a week in the weight room.

"My doctor said I should have bypass surgery because the stents won't last forever," he said.

"Stents," I gasped? "You already had stents?"


"What did they do with the stents," I asked?

"They're still in there," he said confidently.

They also have him on Statins and baby Aspirin just in case. I wonder if he's ever had a heart attack. I'll ask next time I see him. The government is paying for everything. The government is "Making 'historic investments' in Medicare," which is very popular with voters. Medicare was cooked up by Premier Tommy Douglas (who is a saint to some and was crowned "The Greatest Canadian" a few years ago by the CBC). Launched in 1961, Saskatchewan Medicare now costs more than everything else combined in Saskatchewan. Costs have been increasing for decades. Doctors are happy. Modern Medicine will continue booming until the bubble bursts.

Dr. Mendelsohn's books should be read by everyone who plans to see a doctor and by everyone who plans to become a doctor and by everyone who is a doctor. The Internet provides everyone with a means to learn about health and medicine. Everyone must become his own doctor.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Uffe Ravnskov Newsletter

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Reprinted with kind permission from Dr. Ravnskov.

Uffe Ravnskov, M.D., PhD.
Yet another misleading statin report

(If you want to contact me, please use my usual email)

A few weeks ago an Italian research group told us that old healthy people get much benefit from statin treatment. In the abstract you can read that there was no significant effect on mortality, but the risk of myocardial infarction plummeted by 39.4 % and the risk of stroke by 23.8 % already after 3,5 years treatment. These figures were calculated from the results in eight statin trials in a so-called meta-analysis.
The paper has been commented in several newsmedia since then. They also cite Gregg Fonarow´s comment to the study. He is a professor in cardiology and spokesman for the American Heart Association and has received grant and research support from Pfizer, Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and GlaxoSmithKline corporations. You have probably heard his message before: “Statins represent one of the most effective strategies for individual and population-level cardiovascular health… The benefits of statins outweigh their risks for primary prevention in the clinical trials conducted so far.”
But the figures from the Italian study were given in the abstract as percentages, not percentage points. If you don’t know the difference, read my July NewsletterInside the paper (most doctors and researchers only read abstracts) you can read that “a myocardial infarction occurred in 2.7 % of subjects allocated to statins compared to 3.9 % of those in placebo” and "stroke was reported in 2.1 % of subjects randomized to statins compared to 2.8% in placebo”. 
Thus, the benefit as regards non-fatal myocardial infarction was only 1.2 percentage points and the benefit as regards non-fatal stroke was only 0.7 percentage points. And remember that both a heart attack and a stroke may often heal with little or no permanent damage, whereas statin treatment is associated with many serious side effects. Those of you who have read my books know that according to independent researchers muscular problems occur in at least 20 %; just as many men become impotent; diabetes occur in about 4 % and an unknown number suffer from mental disturbances including memory loss, depression, sleeping disturbances and Alzheimer.
The strongest argument against cholesterol-lowering treatment of old people is that more than 20 studies have shown that old people with high cholesterol live the longest. If you think that this sounds incredible, you can read the papers yourself because I have given all the references to these studies on one of my cholesterol sites. I have not yet found a study showing the opposite. 
Has the mafia taken over the drug industry? 
There is overwhelming evidence that industry-sponsored cholesterol researchers have misled the world for half a century. Since long I have suspected that the mafia has invaded the big drug companies. I mean, there are many more healthy people than addicts in this world. 
The list of misinformations about cholesterol, one of the most important molecules in our body, is almost endless, and more and more researchers have realised it. Read for instance a revealing paper published recently in Scientific Research. If you are not familiar with the scientific language, Justin Smith has summarized the key points of the paper.
On the same website you can order a copy of “Statin Nation”, Justin´s brilliant and informative film, where he has interviewed a number of critical scientists including myself. As far as I know it has not yet been shown on any television program. I assume that no program director has the guts to provoke the drug industry.

But in Denmark there is a courageous professor at the University Hospital of Copenhagen. His name is Peter Gøtzsche. He is well-known for having started the Nordic Cochrane Centre, and he is also its head. Among his many contributions to science are his paper where he has
 documented that mammography has converted numerous healthy women into patients without lowering breast cancer mortality. Here is an interview with Gøtzsche about that.
Recently he has published a book where he uncovers the many fraudulent ways we have been tricked to destroy our health by the products of the drug industry. The title of the book says it all: “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How big pharma has corrupted healthcare.” His book has been published in Danish as well
In his book he has documented his accusations by references to more than 900 papers and documents and the book has two laudatory forewords; one of them by Drummond Rennie, former editor of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the other by Richard Smith, former editor of British Medical Journal. You can read the latter here.
Gøtzsche was interviewed in Danish television about his book and it has risen much debate in the newspapers. He has of course been attacked personally as well  by the establishment, but without pertinent arguments. 
Good fat and bad fat
Those of you who have read my books or newsletters will know that the warnings against dietary cholesterol and saturated fat are created out of thin air. In case you are still in doubt, read the article by THINCS members Malcolm Kendrick and Duane Graveline, and a report from Göran Petersson, professor at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chalmer´s University in Gothenburg
Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD, independent investigator
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Monday, September 23, 2013

9/11 A Conspiracy Theory

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Don't forget: Ignorance is Strength.

 Do not ask questions. Questions imperil our freedom and duhmockricy. _________________________________________________________

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dr. Brian Goldman, M.D.

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Dr. Brian Goldman deserves hearty praise for standing up to be counted and for working to improve the medical mess. Unfortunately not every Canadian doctor feels remorse like Dr. Goldman. Some doctors gloat — they intended to harm some of their patients and they got away with it. Despite what most of them believe, Canadian doctors cannot be sued or brought to justice. Look at the annual reports of the CMPA which brags about how successfully it has subverted justice over the decades. Dr. Goldman says he "studied for his blood tests," but most medical doctors (that's M.D.) — they have the exclusive legal right to prescribe pharmaceutical drugs (THAT IS THEIR BUSINESS; IT DEFINES THEM) — don't even bother to read the package inserts of the drugs they prescribe! Dr. Goldman identifies some of the problems with medicine. That's a good start and good for him!

The medical industry needs to study the airline industry. Flying on a commercial jetliner is safer than going to a doctor by magnitudes of order  — especially if you are healthy. When a plane crashes, they go to extraordinary lengths to find out what happened and measures are taken to prevent it from happening again. When a patient has a problem or dies, the patient (or his family) is dismissed for having a "frivolous claim", medical records are lost, altered, forged or destroyed, everyone lies, the case is forced into the "legal" system where the CMA (whose purpose is securing the financial welfare of doctors) and its CMPA (whose purpose is to defeat medical litigants) bat 1000 in crushing people who have been crippled or killed by doctors.

Hell will be paid for this outrage and Judgement Day is coming. The clock is ticking. People are waking up. The money is running out boys and girls.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

You Only Live Twice

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You only live twice or so it seems
One life for yourself and one for your dreams

You drift through the years and life seems tame
Till one dream appears and love is it's name

And love is a stranger who'll beckon you on
Don't think of the danger or the stranger is gone

This dream is for you, so pay the price
Make one dream come true, you only live twice

And love is a stranger who'll beckon you on
Don't think of the danger or the stranger is gone

This dream is for you, so pay the price
Make one dream come true, you only live twice


Monday, September 16, 2013

Dr. Carol Watson

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Come to learn about real food and real health. Fill your prescription at your local FARM-ACY!

Come this Wednesday to hear Dr. Carol Watson. Be my guest!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

800 Pound Gorilla

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by Morley Evans

When the inmates take over the asylum and start running it, bad things happen. This article indicates sanity may be emerging at long last. Contrary to common belief, most people are against the 800 pound gorilla. This article explains why fortunes may be changing for the monster.

The People Against the 800 Pound Gorilla

The past ten days have seen what could be the start of an historic turning point away from endless war in the Middle East.  Public opinion in the United States, in harmony with the majority of people in the world, has clearly rejected U.S. military intervention in Syria.

But for this turn away from war to be complete and lasting, greater awareness is needed of the forces that have been pushing the United States into these wars, and will surely continue to do so until they are clearly and openly rejected.

An American friend who knows Washington well recently told us that “everybody” there knows that, as far as the drive to war with Syria is concerned, it is Israel that directs U.S. policy. Why then, we replied, don’t opponents of war say it out loud, since, if the American public knew that, support for the war would collapse?  Of course, we knew the answer to that question. They are afraid to say all they know, because if you blame the pro-Israel lobby, you are branded an anti-Semite in the media and your career is destroyed.

One who had that experience is James Abourezk, former Senator from South Dakota, who has testified:  “I can tell you from personal experience that, at least in the Congress, the support Israel has in that body is based completely on political fear – fear of defeat by anyone who does not do what Israel wants done. I can also tell you that very few members of Congress–at least when I served there – have any affection for Israel or for its lobby. What they have is contempt, but it is silenced by fear of being found out exactly how they feel. I’ve heard too many cloakroom conversations in which members of the Senate will voice their bitter feelings about how they’re pushed around by the lobby to think otherwise. In private one hears the dislike of Israel and the tactics of the lobby, but not one of them is willing to risk the lobby’s animosity by making their feelings public.”
Abourezk added : “The only exceptions to that rule are the feelings of Jewish members, who, I believe, are sincere in their efforts to keep U.S. money flowing to Israel. But that minority does not a U.S. imperial policy make.”[1]

Since we do not have to run for Congress, we feel free to take a close look at that highly delicate question. First, we’ll review the evidence for the crucial role of the pro-Israel lobby, then we’ll discuss some objections.

For evidence, it should be enough to quote some recent headlines from the American and Israeli press.

First, according to the Times of Israel (not exactly an anti-Zionist rag): “Israel intelligence seen as central to U.S. case against Syria.”[2] (Perhaps the fact that it is “central” also explains why it is so dubious[3].)

Then, in Haaretz[4]: “AIPAC to deploy hundreds of lobbyists to push for Syria action”. Or, in U.S. News and World Report[5]: “Pro-Israel lobby Seeks to Turn Tide on Syria Debate in Congress”. According to Bloomberg[6]: “Adelson New Obama Ally as Jewish Groups Back Syria Strike”. The worst enemies of Obama become his allies, provided he does what “Jewish groups” want. Even rabbis enter the dance: according to the Times of Israel[7], “U.S. rabbis urge Congress to back Obama on Syria”.

The New York Times explained some of the logic behind the pressure: “Administration officials said the influential pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC was already at work pressing for military action against the government of Mr. Assad, fearing that if Syria escapes American retribution for its use of chemical weapons, Iran might be emboldened in the future to attack Israel. … One administration official, who, like others, declined to be identified discussing White House strategy, called AIPAC ‘the 800-pound gorilla in the room,’ and said its allies in Congress had to be saying, ‘If the White House is not capable of enforcing this red line’ against the catastrophic use of chemical weapons, ‘we’re in trouble’.”

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Saudi Goals in Syria

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The world is much much more complicated than what is presented on the evening TV news, or in the newspapers or newsmagazines. Cancel your subscription. Turn off the tube. Don't be a boob. Watch this and wise up:

Now you're getting the idea: they are all bad. Everyone who loves power is bad. You cannot trust any of them. They are all bad. Bad, bad, bad.

BTW: Bashar Al Assad, "the brutal dictator of Syria," is an eye doctor. He was recalled to be groomed to run Syria from London, where he was living quietly with his wife and child, when his older brother, who was supposed to take over the family business, died in a car crash. That's why Bashar Al Assad doesn't look like, and probably is not, "a brutal dictator." He has to learn how to play the role if he can.


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Silverstein Properties
Yesterday they celebrated New York City's recovery from the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Who were the terrorists? The President Of The United States, Barack Obama, and other grinning political leaders led the cheer for America. Americans will rebuild the WTC. A new super skyscraper will pierce heaven.

On September 11, 2001, something turned the WTC into dust. Millions witnessed WTC 1, 2 and 7 turn into dust, each in a few seconds. The enormous dust cloud — nothing like it was ever seen anywhere on earth before — wasn't faked.

No conventional process could have created that dust cloud or any of the other strange things that occurred in NYC on that day: notably, hundreds of "toasted" cars and "fires" that were not fires and tons of paper littering the streets that came from offices that had turned into dust. Tens of thousands should have been at work that day, but officially fewer than 3,000 were. Where are the people who were driving the cars that were toasted in the middle of the FDR Freeway? Some were NYPD. Perhaps the cops abandoned their cars and wandered off to enjoy a coffee and donut somewhere in the Twilight Zone.

Good honest hardworking Americans have been doing more than rebuild the WTC. From the day of the attack, these Americans have been busy obliterating the crime scene and all the evidence. The official story that Arab terrorists were responsible was floated by TV commentators almost as soon as viewers watched the towers "fall." Dissenting voices were never heard. The propaganda machine rolled into high gear with, "Let's roll."

Despite the unrelenting propaganda campaign, most Americans — and many more around the world — do not believe the official story. There are many reasons not to believe. The TV show yesterday about the memorial ceremony made it unclear what is real and what is not, what is concrete and steel and what is an artist's conception — making the TV program a fitting tribute to the event itself.

This is what happened. You can decide yourself how it was done and who was behind it.

Consensus 9/11

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

John Pilger

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We are not supposed to mix messages. Selling health and wellness should not be mixed with unpleasant things. Cognitive dissonance kills sales. I'm not a salesman and never was. The world is full of goodness as well as evil. Evil must be confronted if it is to be destroyed. If no one buys what I am selling, so be it. Here's John Pilger who also tells unpleasant things to people who don't want to know about them.

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Jimi Hendrix 


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September 10, 2013

From Hiroshima to Syria, 
the enemy whose name we dare not speak

By John Pilger

Russia's peace deal over chemical weapons will, in time, be treated with the contempt that all militarists reserve for diplomacy. With Al-Qaida now among its allies, and US-armed coupmasters secure in Cairo, the US intends to crush the last independent states in the Middle East: Syria first, then Iran.

On my wall is the front page of Daily Express of September 5, 1945 and the words: "I write this as a warning to the world." So began Wilfred Burchett's report from Hiroshima.[1] It was the scoop of the century. For his lone, perilous journey that defied the US occupation authorities, Burchett was pilloried, not least by his embedded colleagues. He warned that an act of premeditated mass murder on an epic scale had launched a new era of terror.

Almost every day now, he is vindicated. The intrinsic criminality of the atomic bombing is borne out in the US National Archives and by the subsequent decades of militarism camouflaged as democracy. The Syria psychodrama exemplifies this. Yet again, we are held hostage to the prospect of a terrorism whose nature and history even the most liberal critics still deny. The great unmentionable is that humanity's most dangerous enemy resides across the Atlantic.

John Kerry's farce and Barack Obama's pirouettes are temporary. Russia's peace deal over chemical weapons will, in time, be treated with the contempt that all militarists reserve for diplomacy. With Al-Qaida now among its allies, and US-armed coupmasters secure in Cairo, the US intends to crush the last independent states in the Middle East: Syria first, then Iran. "This operation [in Syria]," said the former French foreign minister Roland Dumas in June, "goes way back. It was prepared, pre-conceived and planned."

When the public is "psychologically scarred," as the Channel 4 reporter Jonathan Rugman described the British people's overwhelming hostility to an attack on Syria, reinforcing the unmentionable is made urgent. Whether or not Bashar al-Assad or the "rebels" used gas in the suburbs of Damascus, it is the US not Syria that is the world's most prolific user of these terrible weapons. In 1970, the Senate reported, "The US has dumped on Vietnam a quantity of toxic chemical (dioxin) amounting to six pounds per head of population." This was Operation Hades, later renamed the friendlier Operation Rand Hand: the source of what Vietnamese doctors call a "cycle of foetal catastrophe."

I have seen generations of young children with their familiar, monstrous deformities. John Kerry, with his own blood-soaked war record, will remember them. I have seen them in Iraq, too, where the US used depleted uranium and white phosphorous, as did the Israelis in Gaza, raining it down on UN schools and hospitals. No Obama "red line" for them. No showdown psychodrama for them.

The repetitive debate about whether "we" should "take action" against selected dictators (i.e., cheer on the US and its acolytes in yet another aerial killing spree) is part of our brainwashing. Richard Falk, emeritus professor of international law and UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine, describes it as "a self-righteous, one-way, legal/moral screen [with] positive images of Western values and innocence portrayed as threatened, validating a campaign of unrestricted political violence." This "is so widely accepted as to be virtually unchallengeable."

It is the biggest lie: the product of "liberal realists" in Anglo-American politics, scholarship and the media who ordain themselves as the world's crisis managers, rather than the cause of a crisis. Stripping humanity from the study of nations and congealing it with jargon that serves western power designs, they mark "failed," "rogue" or "evil" states for "humanitarian intervention."

An attack on Syria or Iran or any other US "demon" would draw on a fashionable variant, "Responsibility to Protect," or R2P, whose lectern-trotting zealot is the former Australian foreign minister Gareth Evans, co-chair of a "Global Centre", based in New York. Evans and his generously funded lobbyists play a vital propaganda role in urging the "international community" to attack countries where "the Security Council rejects a proposal or fails to deal with it in a reasonable time."

Evans has form. He appears in my 1994 film Death of a Nation, which revealed the scale of genocide in East Timor. Canberra's smiling man is raising his champagne glass in a toast to his Indonesian equivalent as they fly over East Timor in an Australian aircraft, having just signed a treaty that pirated the oil and gas of the stricken country below where Indonesia's tyrant, Suharto, killed or starved a third of the population.

Under the "weak" Obama, militarism has risen perhaps as never before. With not a single tank on the White House lawn, a military coup has taken place in Washington. In 2008, while his liberal devotees dried their eyes, Obama accepted the entire Pentagon of his predecessor, George Bush: its wars and war crimes. As the constitution is replaced by an emerging police state, those who destroyed Iraq with shock and awe, and piled up the rubble in Afghanistan and reduced Libya to a Hobbesian nightmare, are ascendant across the US administration. Behind their beribboned facade, more former US soldiers are killing themselves than are dying on battlefields. Last year, 6,500 veterans took their own lives. Put out more flags.

The historian Norman Pollack calls this "liberal fascism." "For goose-steppers," he wrote, "substitute the seemingly more innocuous militarisation of the total culture. And for the bombastic leader, we have the reformer manque, blithely at work, planning and executing assassination, smiling all the while."

Every Tuesday, the "humanitarian" Obama personally oversees a worldwide terror network of drones that "bugsplat" people, their rescuers and mourners. In the west's comfort zones, the first black leader of the land of slavery still feels good, as if his very existence represents a social advance, regardless of his trail of blood. This obeisance to a symbol has all but destroyed the US anti-war movement: Obama's singular achievement.

In Britain, the distractions of the fakery of image and identity politics have not quite succeeded. A stirring has begun, though people of conscience should hurry. The judges at Nuremberg were succinct: "Individual citizens have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity." The ordinary people of Syria, and countless others, and our own self respect, deserve nothing less now.

Submitters Bio:

John Pilger grew up in Sydney, Australia. He has been a war correspondent, author and documentary film-maker. He is one of only two to win British journalism's highest award twice, for his work all over the world. On 1 November, he was awarded Britain's highest honor for documentary film-making by the Grierson Trustees, in memory of the documentary pioneer John Grierson. He has been International reporter of the Year and a recipient of the United Nations Association Peace Prize and Gold Medal. In 2003, he received the prestigious Sophie Prize for "thirty years of exposing deception and improving human rights." In 2009, he was awarded Australia's international human rights award, the Sydney Peace Prize, "for his courage as a film-maker and journalist in enabling the voices of the powerless to be heard "." For his documentary films, he has won an American television academy award, an Emmy, and the Richard Dimbleby Award for a lifetime's work in factual broadcasting, awarded by BAFTA. His first film, The Quiet Mutiny, made in 1970 for Granada's World in Action, revealed the rebellion within the US Army in Vietnam that led to the American withdrawal. His 1979 documentary, the epic Cambodia Year Zero is credited with alerting the world to the horrors of the Pol Pot regime. Year Zero is ranked by the BFI as among the ten most important documentaries of the 20th century. His Death of a Nation, about East Timor, had a similar impact in 1994. He has made 58 documentary films. He is the author of numerous best-selling books, including Heroes and A Secret Country, The New Rulers of the World and Hidden Agendas. He is the editor of an anthology, Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs. His latest book is Freedom Next Time. "John Pilger unearths, with steely attention to facts, the filthy truth and tells it as it is" -- Harold Pinter. "John Pilger's work has been a beacon of light in often dark times. The realities he has brought to light have been a revelation, over and over again, and his courage and insight a constant inspiration." -- Noam Chomsky


Wilfred Graham Burchett, an Australian journalist, was the first Allied reporter to enter Hiroshima and was the only person to get an uncensored story out of Japan.  After a 400-mile train ride from Tokyo, he arrived on the night of Sept. 2, 1945.  In the morning he was escorted by police car to the Communications Hospital where he pounded out copy on his Baby Hermes while sitting on a pile of rubble.  It was published in the London Daily Express on Sept. 5th  under this ominous headline.
            30th Day in Hiroshima: Those who escaped begin to die, victims of
                                          THE ATOMIC PLAGUE
                               I write this as a Warning to the World
                               DOCTORS FALL AS THEY WORK
                                   Poison gas fear: All wear masks
In Hiroshima, 30 days after the 1st atomic bomb destroyed the city and shook the world, people are still dying, mysteriously and horribly- people who were uninjured in the cataclysm from an unknown something which I can only describe as the atomic plague.  Hiroshima does not look like a bombed city.  It looks as if a monster steamroller has passed over it and squashed it out of existence.  I write these facts as dispassionately as I can in the hope that they will act as a warning to the world.
  In this first testing ground of the atomic bomb I have seen the most terrible and frightening desolation in four years of war.  It makes a blitzed Pacific island seem like an Eden.  The damage is far greater than photographs can show.  When you arrive in Hiroshima you can look around for twenty-five and perhaps thirty square miles and you can see hardly a building.  It gives you an empty feeling in the stomach to see such man-made destruction.  I picked my way to a shack used as a temporary police headquarters in the middle of the vanished city.  Looking south from there I could see about three miles of redish rubble.  That is all the atomic bomb left of dozens of blocks of city streets, of buildings, homes, factories and human beings.  There is just nothing standing except about twenty factory chimneys-- chimneys with no factories.  A group of half a dozen gutted buildings.  And then again, nothing.
The police chief of Hiroshima welcomed me eagerly as the first Allied correspondent to reach the city.  With the local manager of Domei, the leading Japanese news agency, he drove me through, or perhaps I should say over, the city.  And he took me to hospitals where the victims of the bomb are still being treated.   In these hospitals I found people who, when the bomb fell suffered absolutely no injuries, but now are dying from the uncanny after-effects.  For no apparent reason their health began to fail.  They lost appetite.  Their hair fell out.  Bluish spots appeared on their bodies.  And then bleeding began from the ears, nose, and mouth.  At first, the doctors told me, they thought these were the symptoms of general debility.  They gave their patients Vitamin A injections.  The results were horrible.  The flesh started rotting away from the hole caused by the injection of the needle.  And in every case the victim died.  That is one of the after-effects of the first atomic bomb man ever dropped and I do not want to see any more examples of it.

My nose detected a peculiar odor unlike anything I have ever smelled before.  It is something like sulphur, but not quite.  I could smell it when I passed a fire that was still smoldering, or at a spot where they were still recovering bodies from the wreckage.  But I could also smell it where everything was still deserted.  They believe it is given off by the poisonous gas still issuing from the earth soaked with radioactivity by the split uranium atom.  And so the people of Hiroshima today are walking through the forlorn desolation of their once proud city with gauze masks over their mouths and noses.  It probably does not help them physically.  But it helps them mentally.

From the moment that this devastation was loosed upon Hiroshima, the people who survived have hated the white man.  It is a hate, the intensity of which is almost as frightening as the bomb itself.  The counted dead number 53,000.  Another 30,000 are missing, which means certainly dead.  In the day I have stayed in Hiroshima, 100 people have died from its effects.  They were some of the 13,000 seriously injured by the explosion.  These casualties might not have been as high except for a tragic mistake.  The authorities thought this was just another Super-Fort raid.  The plane flew over the target and dropped the parachute which carried the bomb to its explosion point.  The American plane passed out of sight.  The all-clear was sounded and the people of Hiroshima came out from their shelters.  Almost a minute later the bomb reached the 2,000 foot altitude at which it was timed to explode- at the moment when nearly everyone in Hiroshima was in the streets.

Hundreds upon hundreds of the dead were so badly burned by the terrific heat generated by the bomb that it was not even possible to tell whether they were men or women, old or young.  Of thousands of others, nearer the center of the explosion, there was no trace.  The theory in Hiroshima is that the atomic heat was so great that they burned instantly to ashes- except that there were no ashes.  If you could see what is left of Hiroshima, you would think that London had not been touched by bombs.  The Imperial Palace, once an imposing building, is a heap of rubble three feet high ,and there is one piece of the wall.  Roof, floors and everything else is dust.

On the morning of Sept. 7th Burchett stumbled off the train in Tokyo to discover that senior U.S. officials had called a press conference to dampen down the story that had been wired around the world.  Brigadier General Thomas Farrell, deputy head of the super-secret Manhattan Project, was explaining that the bomb had been exploded at a sufficient height over Hiroshima to avoid any risk of  ‘residual radiation.’  My first question to the briefing officer.  Have you been to Hiroshima?  No, he replied, but then he explained, Those I had seen in the hospital were victims of blast and burn, normal after any big explosion.  Apparently the Japanese doctors were incompetent to handle them or lacked the right medication.  He discounted allegations that those who had not been  in the city at the time of the blast were later affected.  Why were fish still dying a month after the blast, I asked.  The spokesman looked pained.   I’m afraid you’ve fallen victim to Japanese propaganda.  Hiroshima was immediately put off bounds.  I was whisked to a US Army hospital where doctors told me my low with-corpuscle count was caused by antibiotics I had been given for a knee infection.    

Years later he found out this condition was related to radiation sickness.  He died of cancer in 1983, shortly after his book was published.

Thus commenced a half-century of radiation obfuscation.  Burchett’s firsthand account was censored  throughout the United States.  All atomic weapons research, including radiation and fluoride studies (fluoride is a major ingredient in atomic weapons development), was “born secret” and  labeled RD (restricted data), much of it buried in secret files filling three warehouses long after the Cold War was over.

Excerpts from Wilfred Burchett’s book, Shadows of Hiroshima (1983)

As reported by Lynn Howard Ehrle, freelance medical writer
Senior Biomedical Policy Analyst (pro bono) Organic Consumers Association

Editor's Note: This started long before Hiroshima. The monster whose name may not be spoken has a long and unbroken record of killing anyone who dares to defy its will. 


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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Jeremiah 18:1-11

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Jeremiah 18:1-11

18:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:

18:2 "Come, go down to the potter's house, and there I will let you hear my words."

18:3 So I went down to the potter's house, and there he was working at his wheel.

18:4 The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter's hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him.

18:5 Then the word of the LORD came to me:

18:6 Can I not do with you, O house of Israel, just as this potter has done? says the LORD. Just like the clay in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.

18:7 At one moment I may declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it,

18:8 but if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will change my mind about the disaster that I intended to bring on it.

18:9 And at another moment I may declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will build and plant it,

18:10 but if it does evil in my sight, not listening to my voice, then I will change my mind about the good that I had intended to do to it.

18:11 Now, therefore, say to the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: Thus says the LORD: Look, I am a potter shaping evil against you and devising a plan against you. Turn now, all of you from your evil way, and amend your ways and your doings.


Thursday, September 5, 2013


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On July 4, 1996, the New England Journal of Medicine published a gold standard clinical trial evaluating steroid use to increase muscle mass and strength.

It should surprise no one that steroids work. This study does not advocate steroid use or evaluate its effect on health and longevity. It does not include a follow-up of the participants. It is an excellent example of a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study that was carefully designed and conducted.

Steroids work. One need only look at the baseball players and sprinters who took steroids to enhance their performance. Lance Armstrong's cycling team was sponsored by the USPS and Bayer Pharmaceuticals (oh oh). The East German girls on the GDR Olympic teams are paying the price today for the doping their coaches had them doing 50 years ago. The GDR teams provide a long-term look at the effects of doping. Germans typically keep careful records so it might be possible to find out what exactly they did if those records haven't been destroyed. Sadly, most of those records were destroyed when the German Democratic Republic collapsed.

At Gold's Gym — where I go every other day to lift weights — I have found zero interest in adding fruits and vegetables to daily diets. Some may be taking steroids. I don't know. I am now 66 years old. Last Wednesday, I pulled 200 pounds for 5 reps on the Deadlift. I can Bench 110 pounds 5 x 5. That may not be much, but it's good for me. I weigh 154 pounds and I can parallel Squat 150 pounds 5 reps. My best blood pressure is 103/60 pulse 68. As I have continued over the years, people have begun to notice. Some young men are beginning to look up to me and pretty young girls smile — those pretty young girls make everything worthwhile. They make me feel like Bond. James Bond. In five years, I'll be 71 and I'll still be powered by Juice PLUS+ and lifting weights. I see no end ahead. Will I be doing this when I'm 81? 91? 101? Barring injury, why not?

The study in the NEJM was well-designed to test the limited things it set out to test. 

- Morley


Length of Study: 10 weeks.

Muscle Size: The mean cross-sectional areas of the arm and leg muscles did not change significantly in the placebo groups, whether the men had exercise or not (Table 4 and Fig. 1). The men in the testosterone groups had significant increases in the cross-sectional areas of the triceps and the quadriceps (Table 4); the group assigned to testosterone without exercise had a significantly greater increase in the cross-sectional area of the quadriceps than the placebo-alone group, and the testosterone-plus-exercise group had greater increases in quadriceps and triceps area than either the testosterone-alone or the placeboplus- exercise group (P 0.05).

Muscle Strength: Muscle strength in the bench-press and the squatting exercises did not change significantly over the 10-week period in the group assigned to placebo with no exercise. The men in the testosterone-alone and placebo-plus-exercise groups had significant increases in the one-repetition maximal weights lifted in the squatting exercises, averaging 19 percent and 21 percent, respectively (Table 4 and Fig. 1). Similarly, mean bench-press strength increased in these two groups by 10 percent and 11 percent, respectively. In the testosterone-plus-exercise group, the increase in muscle strength in the squatting exercise (38 percent) was greater than that in any other group, as was the increase in bench-press strength (22 percent).

To dope or not to dope. That is the question.

In my opinion, if one's objective is good health and long life, it is best to avoid drugging. Avoid doctors and drug stores. Don't even take Aspirin. Instead, one should adopt wholesome living, exercise, good nutrition (combined with optimal absorption and elimination), rest, and sound sleep. If one's goal is winning something, however, one might consider doping and risk disgrace if caught for cheating along with long-term health problems and a shorter life. The question becomes: To cheat or not to cheat? To lie or not to lie? To steal or not to steal? It is a moral question.

It does seem that drugging athletes is commonplace today. As long as winning is rewarded, there will be cheating. German researchers say:

One of the largest pharmacological experiments in history has been running for more than three decades, namely, the administration of drugs to athletes to enhance performance in many different kinds of sports. Notably, androgenic-anabolic steroids were used with particular success for virilization of adolescent girls and female athletes. Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of this large and still ongoing global experiment is its widely accepted clandestine nature. Although the drug experiments involved many thousands of athletes, physicians, scientists, and sports and government officials, and although the success of these programs has been publicized through print, radio, and television, the nature of the program and its results largely have been kept inaccessible to direct scientific, medical, or judicially valid investigation.

- Morley