Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Another Excellent "Must-See" Video from the David Horowitz Freedom Center
Here's another excellent "must-see" downloadable video from the David
Horowitz Freedom Center:
"What Every American Needs to Know About Jihad"
Also see their previous video: "The Islamic Mein Kampf" which tracks
some of the historical connections between the modern Islamic terror
activity and anti-Jewish, anti-Anglo propaganda to the old Islamic
alliances with the Nazis.
It is your friends and families who are the targets, all the more
freely-living Western peoples and nations, as well as those in the
Saharasian borderlands of Russia, sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia.
All the "infidels" are targeted today, and the Global Jihad grows in
strength and fury with each passing year, funded by billions of
petro-dollars shoveled into the pockets of the extremists by
virtually all of the oil-rich Muslim nations. Review the postings
here for a periodic update and body-count:
The ruthless Islamic killers, who even put bombs onto their own
children, and send terror-bombers and machine-gunners into schools to
massacre "infidel" children, are not going to stop anytime soon. No
amount of negotiations or "social therapy", nor appeasement, nor
throwing the Jews to the wolves, nor listening to a tiny number of
Muslim peace-niks who do not represent anything but a tiny minority
of the Muslim world, is going to stop it. Nearly 1400 years of
non-stop Islamo-fascist butchery and genocide, emanating from
Saharasia and infecting its borderland regions, continuing today...
All the gentle childbirth, breast-feeding, free schools, sex-positive
upbringing of children, social tolerance and authentic multi-cultural
societies, etc., which have slowly been spreading within the West,
with tremendous hard work and at great sacrifice by generations of
social reformers, ALL of it will all be swept aside with "extreme
prejudice" if the Islamic mentality and totalitarian social order has
James DeMeo, Ph.D.
Author of "Saharasia: The 4000 BCE Origins of Child-Abuse,
Sex-Repression, Warfare and Social Violence, In the Deserts of the
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Push for Mandatory Pre-Teen Sex Vaccine Not Just In Texas...
By Gregory Lopes
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
February 27, 2007
The chairman of the federal panel that recommended the new cervical-cancer vaccine for pre-teen girls says lawmakers should not make the inoculation mandatory, as the District and more than 20 states, including Virginia, are considering.
Dr. Jon Abramson, chairman of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's advisory committee on immunization practices (ACIP), also said he and panel members told Merck & Co., the drug Gardasil's maker, not to lobby state lawmakers to require the vaccine for school attendance.
"I told Merck my personal opinion that it shouldn't be mandated," Dr. Abramson told The Washington Times. "And they heard it from other committee members."
Dr. Abramson said he opposes mandating Gardasil, which prevents the cervical-cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), because the sexually transmitted HPV is not a contagious disease like measles and he is not sure states can afford to inoculate all students.
"The vaccines out there now are for very communicable diseases. A child in school is not at an increased risk for HPV like he is measles," Dr. Abramson said.
In addition, Dr. Abramson said a discussion about making the vaccine mandatory should not be had until states show the money is available to vaccinate every child, adding, "I don't see that yet."
Taken in a series of three shots at $120 each, Gardasil is the most expensive vaccine on the market. About 45 percent of children would be eligible for free vaccines from the federal Vaccinations for Children program, while the other 55 percent would depend on the state programs and insurance companies.
The ACIP, a 15-member panel charged with developing vaccine schedules and dosages, recommended Gardasil for 11- and 12-year-olds in July, spurring Merck's lobbying efforts and the legislative push to make the HPV vaccine mandatory for sixth-grade girls.
Merck suspended its lobbying efforts last week amid criticism from parents, who said it would interfere with control over their children, and from conservative groups that said it would encourage premarital sex.
Merck responded yesterday to Dr. Abramson's comments with a statement it had made previously.
"We have had ongoing discussions with a number of key public health experts and listened to their thoughts regarding the timing for school requirements of the HPV vaccine. We do not want any misperception about Merck's role to distract from the ultimate goal of fighting cervical cancer, so Merck has re-evaluated its approach at the state level and we will not lobby for school requirements for Gardasil."
Gardasil is nearly 100 percent effective against two strains of HPV that lead to 70 percent of cervical cancer cases in the United States. Nearly 11,000 cervical-cancer cases occur in the U.S. each year, killing more than 3,700, according to the American Cancer Society.
But cancer data show that lawmakers looking to force pre-teen girls to take Gardasil, the lone vaccine on the market, are targeting the wrong age group.
Middle-school girls inoculated with the breakthrough vaccine will be no older than 18 when they pass Gardasil's five-year window of proven effectiveness -- more than a decade before the typical cancer patient contracts HPV, The Washington Times reported last week.
Infectious disease specialists and cancer pathologists say the incubation period for HPV becoming cancer is 10 to 15 years -- meaning the average cervical cancer patient, who is 47, contracted the virus in her 30s and would not be protected by Gardasil taken as a teen.
Dr. Abramson said the panel thinks the vaccine will last for at least 10 years. Even if it provides 10 years of protection, it would still leave girls given the inoculation in the sixth grade vulnerable during their late 20s and early 30s, when most cervical-cancer patients contract HPV. At that point, another round of Gardasil would be necessary.
ACIP is the only entity in the federal government to issue immunization recommendations and does not recommend a vaccine be made mandatory; those decisions are left to the states. But the committee's recommendation on the use of a vaccine often plays the lead role in whether states will act to make it part of their mandatory vaccine list, said Barbara Fisher, president of the National Vaccine Information Center, which is opposed to laws making Gardasil mandatory.
"They are the signal for states to act," she said. "The committee knows that and I think they see people getting upset about it."
Earlier this month, Texas became the first state to enact an HPV vaccine law when Gov. Rick Perry bypassed the state Legislature and signed an executive order mandating all girls entering sixth grade be inoculated.
Mr. Perry, who drew fire when it was revealed that his former chief of staff, Mike Toomey, lobbies for Merck, said his order is based on the CDC recommendation.
The Virginia General Assembly last week approved legislation that would require that girls receive the Gardasil before entering sixth grade starting Oct. 1, 2008. The legislation allows parents to opt not to have their daughters vaccinated.
Official Medical Quackery "On the March"
The girls will have to get Merck & Co.'s new vaccine against strains of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, that are responsible for most cases of cervical cancer.
Merck is bankrolling efforts to pass laws in state legislatures across the country mandating it Gardasil vaccine for girls as young as 11 or 12. It doubled its lobbying budget in Texas and has funneled money through Women in Government, an advocacy group made up of female state legislators around the country.
Details of the order were not immediately available, but the governor's office confirmed to The Associated Press that he was signing the order and he would comment Friday afternoon.
Perry has several ties to Merck and Women in Government. One of the drug company's three lobbyists in Texas is Mike Toomey, his former chief of staff. His current chief of staff's mother-in-law, Texas Republican state Rep. Dianne White Delisi, is a state director for Women in Government.
Toomey was expected to be able to woo conservative legislators concerned about the requirement stepping on parent's rights and about signaling tacit approval of sexual activity to young girls. Delisi, as head of the House public health committee, which likely would have considered legislation filed by a Democratic member, also would have helped ease conservative opposition.
Perry also received $6,000 from Merck's political action committee during his re-election campaign.
It wasn't immediately clear how long the order would last and whether the legislation was still necessary. However it could have been difficult to muster support from lawmakers who champion abstinence education and parents' rights.
Perry, a conservative Christian who opposes abortion rights and stem- cell research using embryonic cells, counts on the religious right for his political base.
Texas allows parents to opt out of inoculations by filing an affidavit stating that he or she objected to the vaccine for religious or philosophical reasons.
Even with such provisions, however, conservative groups say mandates take away parents' rights to be the primary medical decision maker for their children.
The federal government approved Gardasil in June, and a government advisory panel has recommended that all girls get the shots at 11 and 12, before they are likely to be sexually active.
The New Jersey-based drug company could generate billions in sales if Gardasil _ at $360 for the three-shot regimen _ were made mandatory across the country. Most insurance companies now cover the vaccine, which has been shown to have no serious side effects.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The National Vaccine Information Center yesterday warned state officials to investigate the safety of a breakthrough cancer vaccine as Texas became the first state to make the vaccine mandatory for school-age girls.
Negative side effects of Gardasil, a new Merck vaccine to prevent the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, are being reported in the District of Columbia and 20 states, including Virginia. The reactions range from loss of consciousness to seizures.
"Young girls are experiencing severe headaches, dizziness, temporary loss of vision and some girls have lost consciousness during what appear to be seizures," said Vicky Debold, health policy analyst for the National Vaccine Information Center, a nonprofit watchdog organization that was created in the early 1980s to prevent vaccine injuries.
Following federal approval of the vaccine in July 2006, a storm of legislation was introduced across the nation that would make the vaccine mandatory in schools. The District and Virginia are part of a group of at least 17 states considering such legislation. A measure had been introduced in Maryland, but it was shelved last week over concerns about the mandatory language in the bill.
Yesterday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed an order making Texas the first state to require the vaccine. Girls ages 11 and 12 would receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine before entering the sixth grade starting in September 2008.
The American Cancer Society estimates there were 9,710 new cases of cervical cancer in the United States in 2006. The District's cancer control center estimates a total of cervical cancer cases in the city last year, and the American Cancer Society estimates that last year Maryland and Virginia each had 210 cases of cervical center.
Merck began marketing Gardasil last year after the Food and Drug Administration approved it for females ages 9 to 26. The vaccine is the first of its kind to build immunity against two strains of HPV, which lead to 70 percent of cervical cancer cases in the United States.
The vaccine is not effective in men, who can get cancer from other strains of HPV.
Its side effects were reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, a federal reporting system for consumers to notify federal regulators of bad reactions to medications. The adverse events began being reported in July 2006, when an advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended girls ages 11 and 12 receive the series of shots.
The types of side effects reported are not cause for alarm, according to the American Cancer Society.
"We have not been informed of an instance that would call into question the overall safety of the vaccine," said Debbie Saslow, director of breast and cervical cancer control at the American Cancer Society, adding that about 70 similar events had been known in October 2006.
Likewise, the CDC will not alter its approval of the vaccine despite the number of adverse events revealed through the reporting system.
"A report to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System does not necessarily mean the adverse event was serious or that it was caused by the vaccine," said CDC spokesman Curtis Allen. "This vaccine has been tested around the world and has been found to be safe and effective."
Merck is heavily promoting the vaccine through its salespeople imploring doctors to provide it and running TV ads urging young women to get vaccinated so there will be "One Less" cancer patient.
But physicians disagree with public health officials over whether Gardasil is the panacea for cancer. Clayton Young, an obstetrician/gynecologist in Texas, objects to Merck's claim that Gardasil will prevent cervical cancer.
"There is no proof Gardasil will stop cervical cancer," he said. "They haven't been studying it long enough to make that claim."
Merck spokesman Chris Loder said the vaccine is effective for five years and the Whitehouse Station, N.J., drug maker is not sure how long afterward the vaccine will work. Critics point out that an additional booster shot may be necessary.
Advocates for a mandatory vaccine say that although the vaccine does not prevent all causes of cervical cancer, Gardasil is an effective vaccine against the most prevalent cause and therefore is a correct public health measure.
Gardasil is delivered in three separate injections that cost $120 to $150 per injection. Blue Cross Blue Shield, an omnipresent health insurer in the Mid-Atlantic region, covers the vaccine for girls in the federally recommended age groups.
Merck revenue from Gardasil reached $155 million for the fourth quarter of 2006 and $255 million for the entire year.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Part III, Stunning new info against HIV Theory of AIDS
Subject: World News Part Three of Three
From: Alive & Well AIDS Alternatives<firstname.lastname@example.org>
New Articles at Alive & Well Site
Several informative articles were recently posted to our web site
under Related Articles in the following sections:
T Cells and Viral Load:
Faith in Quick Test Leads to Epidemic That Wasnt
(January 22, 2007 New York Times)
Nearly 1,000 health care workers at a New Hampshire hospital were
given a PCR test in response to a scare started by a coughing staff
member. The results: 142 people were told they appeared to have the
disease, thousands were given antibiotics and a vaccine, and hospital
beds were taken out of commission. Months later, hospital
administrators informed the staff the whole thing had been a false
alarm no one on staff had the disease. The conclusion: No single
test result is absolute and that is even more important with a test
result based on PCR.
AIDS Drugs Facts and Myths:
New AIDS Drug Study is Flawed and Biased:
No Proof Taking AIDS Drugs is Better Than Taking Nothing
Responding to a study on AIDS drugs published in the Nov. 30, 2006
issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), scientists from
the non-profit public interest group Rethinking AIDS state the
trial's conclusions are flawed and that the idea that AIDS drug
interruptions are dangerous is based on unproven assumptions.
According to Dr. Etienne de Harven, a pioneer in virology research
and electron microscopy and President of RA, The NEJM study does not
provide evidence that taking AIDS drugs is better than not taking
The Bigger Picture:
By Frank Furedi, Spiked Online
"The charge of denial has become a secular form of blasphemy ... The
heretic is condemned because he has dared to question an authority
that must never be questioned. Here, overwhelming evidence serves as
the equivalent of revealed religious truth, and those who question
'scientists of unquestioned reputation' that is, the new priestly
caste are guilty of blasphemy ... 'Denial' has become part of a
secular inquisition that stigmatizes free thinking."
Preaching the Climate Catechism
By Lorne Gunter, National Post
"Since 2003, the upper layer of the Atlantic has lost 25% of the
extra heat it had built up in the past three decades. The broad
consensus among solar scientists is that the Earth's warming is
almost entirely explicable by increased solar activity that began
about 100 years ago, and which will end around 2020. But these
inconvenient truths would be bad for the cause..."
US Government Pushes Tests with 84% False Positive Results
A new mental health surveillance test with close to 90% false
positive results is currently recommended for use among all American
children by the US government. Backed and promoted by pharmaceutical
companies and questioned by liberals and conservatives alike, the
tests come under fire in two articles from opposite ends of the
political spectrum that both reach the same conclusion: tests are a
drug industry dream come true and a public health nightmare.
Bill Gates: Philanthropist or Profiteering Polluter?
The LA Times reports on the contradictory activities of the Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation which has more than $60 billion at its
disposal, an amount higher than the gross domestic products of 70
percent of the world's nations. The Gates Foundation invests
millions of dollars in corporations, which pollute the same areas of
Africa that are targeted for vaccines and medicines made by companies
that Gates also funds.
The Secrets in Eli Lilly's Cabinet: The Dangers of Zyprexa
By Evelyn Pringle
To date, Lilly has agreed to pay about $1.2 billion to settle claims
with roughly 26,000 litigants who alleged among other things, that
Eli Lilly company promoted the sale of Zyprexa for off-label uses and
concealed the health risks associated with the drug. A lawsuit filed
on behalf of private health insurers accuses Lilly of violating
racketeering laws, in part, by bankrolling nonprofit groups to
promote Zyprexa for unapproved uses and to downplay the medicine's
Celia Farber Cover Story of Canadian Magazine
Excerpted from Fast Forward Weekly; read the full story at
One of the most tragic stories of the AIDS crisis is the excoriation
of those journalists, researchers, patients whose voices are
silenced by a 20-year orthodoxy of media hype, drug money and
scientific stardom. Journalist Celia Farber, deemed controversial and
an HIV denialist by many, has spent two decades reporting the dark,
greedy history of AIDS, played out by drug companies, the government
and people on the street.
Her new book, Serious Adverse Events: An Uncensored History of AIDS
(Melville House, 348 pp.), is a collection of her AIDS reportage,
many of the pieces updated or revised for the book. Uncensored is a
most appropriate word for this outsiders account of the shady world
of the AIDS industry in which, as Farber has learned, to even ask
questions that dont conform to orthodox views conjures hatred. These
include pieces on protease inhibitor drugs and their toxicity, AIDS
patients who test HIV-negative and, simply, whether HIV causes AIDS.
Recently, Farber published an article in Harpers Magazine ("Out of
Control," March 2006) detailing the twisted history of HIVNET, a
clinical trial for the drug nevirapine, which ended up an unmitigated
disaster of corrupt and inconclusive data (National Institute of
Health director of clinical research operations, Jonathan Fishbein,
exposed the story and was fired). The article is prefaced with the
tragic story of Joyce Ann Hafford, a pregnant woman who, at the time,
tested positive for HIV. She was part of a clinical trial involving
the same drug, to which she had a deadly reaction that ultimately
From the Same Folks Who Claim You Cant Miss a Dose: Taking AIDS Drugs
Half the Time is Just Fine
Perfect Adherence to NNRTI Therapy Not Necessary for HIV Suppression
By Martha Kerr
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Oct 04 - Suppression of HIV levels can be
achieved with nonnucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI)
therapy adherence rates below 60%, according to a report in the
October 1st issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases.
The study's author, Dr. David R. Bangsberg at the University of
California at San Francisco, told Reuters Health that while perfect
adherence to NNRTI therapy is the ideal, it may not be completely
Earlier studies conducted in 2001 set a "threshold" of 95% adherence
to antiviral therapy in order to achieve adequate HIV suppression. At
that time, unboosted protease inhibitor-based regimens were the best
therapy available to suppress HIV replication. Since then, more
potent drugs have been developed, including NNRTI agents.
Dr. Bangsberg and colleagues identified 330 HIV-positive patients in
the Research on Access to Care in the Homeless (REACH) cohort. About
half were on protease inhibitor therapy and about half received NNRTI
The investigators used unannounced pill counts and electronic
medication monitoring to assess medication adherence.
Average adherence to antiviral therapy was 70%. For patients on NNRTI
therapy, viral loads were suppressed to less than 400 copies/mL with
adherence rates that ranged from 54% to 100%. In contrast, patients
on protease inhibitors required adherence rates between 95% and 100%
to achieve the same level of suppression.
"Treatment (of HIV infection) has changed since 2001 when the
adherence thresholds were set," Dr. Bangsberg told Reuters Health.
"These data show that more moderate levels of adherence can achieve
Nonetheless, he added, "More is still better ... Perfect adherence is
best, but patients should be told to get as close as they can."
Also, he concluded, "An important message to physicians is that
patients with a high likelihood of non-adherence, such as those with
mental disorders or the homeless, may still do just fine." (Clin
Infect Dis 2006;43:939-941)
Vocal AIDS Activists Suddenly Silent: The Pathology Report No Ones
Dr Nicholas Bennett, a resident in pediatrics at SUNY and
self-proclaimed expert on the tragic death of Eliza Jane Scovill, has
no comment on a new report in the case which for the first time
publishes photographs of lung tissue slides which Bennett and others
AIDS activists expected would support their belief in the LA County
Coroners decision that Christine Maggiores daughter died of pneumonia
in May of 2005.
Bennett and Dr David Gorsky, aka Orac, are among the once vociferous
critics of pathologist Dr Mohammed Ali Al-Bayati who concluded that
Eliza Jane died as a result of an allergic reaction to the antibiotic
amoxicillin, prescribed for an ear infection the day before the three
and a half year-old suddenly went into cardiac arrest at the family
A link to the new report by Al-Bayati is posted on the home page at
the JusticeForEJ.com web site. Also new at the site, witness
testimony requested by Los Angeles Police Department investigators as
part of the year long effort to charge Maggiore with negligent
homicide in her daughters death:
Bennett and Gorsky also went silent when given an opportunity to
engage in a public debate with Maggiore on the HIV hypothesis and
their charges that her daughter died as a result of AIDS denialism.
Their refusal to speak up is documented in an entertaining exchange
with agent provocateur Casey Cohen posted at the new Rethinking AIDS
web site at
Part II, Stunning new info against HIV Theory of AIDS
Subject: World News Part Two of Three
From: Alive & Well AIDS Alternatives<email@example.com>
Television Azteca Airs 3 Hour News Series on AIDS Controversy:
Historic Reporte 13 Broadcast Prompts National Debate in Mexico,
Inspires Uproar Throughout South America
A brief meeting at a Studio City hotel late last year with veteran
journalist Ricardo Rocha, host of Reporte 13, a popular news program
on Mexicos national network Television Azteca, turned into a three
part series on the AIDS controversy that has all of Latin America
talking. Each one-hour segment of the series features scientists,
medical doctors and HIV positives engaging in uncensored discussion
of information and experiences that bring all aspects of orthodox
AIDS views into question.
Beginning with part one, All The Truth About AIDS, scientists from
the US and Mexico share little known facts about the inability of HIV
tests to detect the actual virus or accurately identify the infected
through antibody response; healthy HIV positives speak openly about
never taking AIDS drug treatments or stopping them due to ill
effects; and medical doctors reveal they are healing and preventing
AIDS diseases without resorting to the use of harmful chemicals.
Part two explores a vital question never before raised by mainstream
media, Has Anyone Seen HIV? and part three goes further into
unexplored media territory with 60 minutes of evidence for the bold
statement, AIDS is Curable.
Despite angry accusations from AIDS industry spokespersons and calls
by AIDS activists for Television Azteca to halt further broadcast,
the series aired three times in the past several weeks to increasing
numbers of viewers.
In response to charges of murder and misinformation, Television
Azteca invited critics of the program to engage in a televised debate
with featured speakers from the Reporte 13 series. After agreeing to
meet face to face to discuss the facts for a fourth segment called
The AIDS Debate, the once vocal representatives of the AIDS orthodoxy
retreated from the opportunity for a direct confrontation, apparently
preferring to launch verbal attacks from the internet or the
editorial pages of newspapers.
Now it seems the challengers will not only boycott the debate but try
to stop the show from taping. Here's the inside story on the
controversy surrounding The AIDS Debate which will be broadcast in
two parts on Television Azteca starting the week of February 19:
On the morning of Friday February 9th, the head of media services for
the Ministry of Health, Mr. Jorge Herrera, informed Reporte 13 that
physicians and researchers from the ministry will not be
participating in the debate, in spite of the fact that they had
confirmed the names of Dr. Juan Josi Calva, head of Censida, and Dr.
Carlos Federico Arias, head of the Institute of Biotechnology at
UNAM, and after stating that they would give us the names of two
other experts to participate in the debate with them.
Everything seems to indicate that AIDS orthodox activists are keeping
their position of boycotting the debate, so much so that they have
threatened to organize a demonstration to prevent access to the
facilities of TV Azteca on the day we have arranged to hold the
After consulting with heads of the network, our position is very
clear and uncompromising: TV Azteca and Reporte 13 will not be
intimidated by this group. The debate will take place with our
guests: Christine Maggiore and Drs Roberto Giraldo, Charles Geshekter
and Roberto Stock, in front of four empty chairs bearing the names of
those who had accepted to participate and now refuse to come without
The program will begin with a statement about the controversy caused
by the first programs and we will show the press articles in which
AIDS activists have called us criminals who practice journalism
without investigating. After this, we will present our guests with
the most fierce questions that derived from such articles, as well as
with the good faith concerns expressed by the public during these
AIDS Activists Tell BBC to Dump AIDS Documentary:
Group Demands Apology, Calls Film A Lie
Guinea Pig Kids, a two year-old documentary about AIDS drug
experiments conducted on infants and children at a foster home in New
York City became a hot new issue when angry AIDS activists led by
researcher Dr Mark Wainberg suddenly demanded that the British
Broadcast Corporation remove all reference to the film from its web
site and post an apology from producers.
Based on the chilling details of an article by independent journalist
Liam Scheff, the BBC film reveals how the Incarnation Childrens
Center (ICC), a home for kids who had lost or been forcibly separated
from their parents, enrolled its residents into experimental drug
trials. As the film shows, infants, children and teenagers -- some of
whom had never tested HIV positive, and all with no voice of their
own or advocates to speak on their behalf -- were used as guinea pigs
in a variety of studies ranging from toxicity tolerance tests to
Thanks to the BBC expose, the disturbing practices at the ICC came to
the attention of human rights organizations and local government
agencies, prompting hearings, investigations and media coverage that
continue to this day. The February 2007 issue of Essence magazine
contains a special report inspired by the BBC film, The New York City
Interestingly, Wainberg and others in the group calling for
censorship of Guinea Pig Kids, receive funding from manufacturers of
some of the very drugs used in the ICC experiments.
In response to the AIDS activists demand that the film disappear, a
new web site has appeared where visitors can watch Guinea Pig Kids,
read comments from producers, hear director Jamie Doran interviewed
on National Public Radio, read original reports by journalists Liam
Scheff and Celia Farber, and listen to unedited audio files of ICC
personnel who speak unflinchingly about how they used surgically
implanted feeding tubes to deliver drugs directly into the stomachs
of children who had problems with compliance or adherence.
One visit to http://www.GuineaPigKids.com and youll see why AIDS
activists want this information to go away.
Another source for uncensored news on the ICC story:
New 5-Minute Film on HIV Test Flaws and Fallacies:
Share the Link, Increase the Views
Stephen Davis, the busiest man in AIDS reappraisal, has another new
website thats creating quite a stir: http://www.LeeEvansVideo.com
where you can watch or download a brief but powerful video starring
two-time Olympic gold medal winner Lee Evans who outlines the many
problems with so-called HIV tests.
The video was viewed over 6,000 times in its first two weeks online
and is now at YouTube, Google, and the very popular web site of
holistic medical doctor Joseph Mercoal (http://www.Mercola.com).
AIDS Insider Outs Activists and Experts with Ties to Big Pharma
Another new web site worth visiting is http://www.shillfactor.net
apparently created by a disgruntled orthodox activist who reports
that its no accident that upwards of 95% of current drug development
efforts and other clinical research for HIV/AIDS focus exclusively on
bringing to market the same type of therapies over and over again.
For the most part, development of these antiviral medicines involves
small research costs and yields huge profit margins.
More New Video and Audio Online at HelpForHIV.com
The Big Question, a one-hour South African TV program featuring
American AIDS skeptic and former pharmaceutical researcher, Dr David
Rasnick and Professor Sam Mhlongo, MD, head of the department of
family medicine at South Africas largest teaching hospital in a
heated debate with two representatives of orthodox AIDS views on
Todo La Verdad del SIDA, the first of three hour-long news segments
on the AIDS controversy that aired on national television in Mexico.
The other two segments from Reporte 13 will be up soon at the site,
and versions with English voice over translation should be posted
sometime in the coming weeks.
New interviews with Stephen Davis and Christine Maggiore are also
available as podcasts from APART through the APART link at
Also, more real life stories from healthy HIV positives that have
quit or never taken AIDS drugs available as podcasts through the HIV
Drugs link at http://www.HelpForHIV.com
More New Audio: TurnSpeak Radio Interviews Professor Peter Duesberg
and Christine Maggiore
Jesse Waugh of TurnSpeak Radio invites you to listen to a new
interview on the HIV controversy with UC Berkeley microbiologist Dr
Peter Duesberg and a really good conversation with Christine Maggiore
on HIV tests, the pharmaceutical industry, the difference between
conspiracies and business as usual, and the latest on legal
happenings related to the death of Maggiores daughter Eliza Jane
New Article on Proposal for Mandatory AIDS Med Compliance
The importance of asking critical questions about HIV and AIDS is
introduced to 50,000 chiropractors world wide by Dr. Heide
HartmannTaylor who takes a deeper look at the implications of a New
York Times article that proposes a disturbing way to make sure HIV
positives take their medication.
From the January 2007 edition of the Chiropractic Journal (a
publication of the World Chiropractic Alliance):
An HIV Jail in America?
By Dr. Heide HartmannTaylor
According to the June 27, 2006 issue of The New York Times, the New
York City health department is proposing to track HIV "in a manner
similar to tuberculosis, monitoring patients and trying to ensure
that they take their medications properly."
No one seems to have paid much any attention to this announcement;
apparently very few remember exactly how they "tracked" tuberculosis,
even though it was not that long ago.
The Times explained: "Thanks to a major infusion of federal
financing, New York health officials took an active approach, getting
as many patients as possible on directly observed therapy, known as
DOT in which outreach workers administered tuberculosis medications
in clinics, patients' homes and on the street. For patients who
'failed' DOT, the health department employed forcible detention,
either at Bellevue Hospital or at Goldwater Hospital. More than 250
patients were detained between 1993 and 1998, some for as long as two
"Failing DOT" means not taking or refusing to take their tuberculosis
medications, for any reason. In other words, you don't want to take
the drugs we think you should, we'll lock you up against your will
for two years and make you!
The ward in Bellevue is called the "TB Jail," and it's still active
and receiving patients. It's such a good idea, apparently, that New
York wants to use the same model for HIV. In other words, they want
to create an "HIV Jail" where anyone who fails or refuses to take
their HIV medications can be locked up and force fed their drugs.
Who is supposed to take HIV medications and will end up in the HIV
Jail if they don't? Anyone the medical establishment deems to be
HIVPositive and at risk for AIDS. After all, it's for their own good,
despite the fact that a new study published in the August 2006 issue
of The Lancet concluded that the newest Highly Active AntiRetroviral
Therapy (HAART) was no more effective in decreasing mortality than it
was ten years ago.
How accurate are the HIV blood tests that determine who is
HIVPositive? I posed that question to Stephen Davis, former Arizona
state senator, Physician's Assistant, Director of Development at
Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, and now the author of
"Wrongful Death: The AIDS Trial," who has spent the last ten years
researching AIDS and HIV.
His statements are shocking but important for all health care
professionals to read:
Important New Paper on HIV, AIDS and Breastfeeding
The international research organization, Another Look at HIV and
Breastfeeding, headed by La Leche League, International founder
Marian Tompson, posted a new document at its web site which refutes
claims that breastfeeding increases the risk of HIV transmission. The
idea that the vital health benefits of breastfeeding are outweighed
by the risks of HIV transmission gained popularity following a
meta-analysis that appeared in the medical journal Lancet in 1992.
The new document begins with an account of the authors two-year
struggle for publication in the Lancet, which ultimately ended in
rejection. After more unsuccessful attempts at publication in the
British Medical Journal and the Journal of Human Lactation, the
authors decided it was more important to get the information to the
public than to beg journals to publish controversial facts about
analysis flaws in mainstream research. Interestingly, two of the
articles authors, well know infant nutrition experts Ted Greiner and
Pamela Morrisson, hold very mainstream views on HIV on AIDS.
More news in Part Three coming soon
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Quarterly Newsletter #14, February 2007
A 5-day Guided Independent Study Program in General Orgonomy is being organized, meeting each day and led by James DeMeo, Ph.D., Director of OBRL. Lecture/discussions and demonstrations of apparatus will occur in the mornings, with independent student projects in the afternoons, using the facilities of the lab. Topics to be covered include issues from Sex-Economy, Saharasia, Bions, Orgone Accumulator, Atmospheric Orgone and Orgone Physics, with an emphasis upon their relationship to similar classical science concepts.
Ashland, Oregon, USA
Meeting every day, 10 AM to 6 PM
from 7 - 11 July 2007 - Saturday through Wednesday
Also, 6 July Friday Open House at the Greensprings Center, and 12 July Optional Field Trip to Crater Lake National Park.
Limited to 10 participants. Make your reservations early.
Click here for more details:
* The Wilhelm Reich Museum in Rangeley Maine will host a 4-day event from July 29 to August 1st, on WILHELM REICH IN THE 21st CENTURY: 2007 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ORGONOMY, with an excellent line-up of speakers and presentations. For more information, see:
* The Newly-Registered non-profit institute CORE (Centre for Orgonomic Research & Education) in the UK will host a 7-day event in Lancashire, United Kingdom, from 13-19 August, also with an excellent line-up of speakers, presentations and demonstrations.
The first 5 days of the event will cover "Orgonomy Today", with Talks and Demonstrations on the Science of the Life Energy, formal speaker's presentations, and an Exhibition of Equipment and Experiments. Monday to Friday, 13-17 August 2007. For more information, see here:
The last 2 days of the event will cover "New Research in Orgonomy", being a weekend Research Seminar for practicing scientists interested in Reich's findings.
Saturday and Sunday, 18-19 August 2007
A "CALL FOR PAPERS" Notice also has been issued for this event, for professional scientists. For more information, see here:
Contents of This Report includes:
The OBRL To-T Experiments: Thermal Anomaly in the Reich Orgone Accumulator
Anomalous Reactions of an Orgone-Charged Neutron Counter
Electroscopical Discharge Rate Variations
The Fitzroy Tube Effect
Investigations into the Ether-Drift Experiments
Greensprings Seminars and Orgonomy Conferences: 2007
Publications in Progress
* After a long delay to obtain the proper equipment, we are finally making transfers of our considerable archive of old VHS, U-Matic and Hi-8 videotapes onto digital DVDs, for long-term archive and storage. The VHS collection is nearly finished, but much remains to be done. A section of the laboratory building, in the attic section under the observatory, has been set aside for this purpose.
* Last Summer, the OBRL Observatory was upgraded. The excellent Starfinder 16" Newtonian telescope which served us so well since 2003 was traded out for a Meade 16" Ritchey-Chretien telescope, with more accurate tracking and guidance mechanisms. This will allow us to undertake astrophotography and other related work not previously possible. Two immediate goals are to image deep-space regions for its "blueness", and secondly observations relevant to the larger question of ether-drift, which has been the subject of articles in the OBRL journal "Pulse of the Planet". We also obtained special hydrogen-alpha filters which allow the real-time visual observation of solar flares -- these are most fascinating to observe, appearing more like bacterial flagella in slow-motion than anything from expected classical-science descriptions. The observatory will be open to the Independent Study students this summer (see above, point #1).
"Gesellschaft in Balance: Dokumentation des 1. Weltkongresses für Matriarchatsforschung 2003 in Luxemburg". Edited by Heide Göttner-Abendroth, 311.pp, Edition Hagia, Kohlhammer, 2006. The work contains 25 articles by diverse scholars who presented papers at the First World Congress on Matriarchal Studies in Luxemburg. One of the contributions in the book is a paper by James DeMeo, presented at the Congress and entitled "Saharasia: Die Ursprünge patriarchaler authoritärer Kultur in Verbindung mit prähistoricher Wüstenbildung".
International Academy HAGIA
D-94577 Winzer / Germany
An English-language version of this new book is under preparation, for publication sometime in 2007.
Here is information on the original 2003 Congress:
While this new book is not yet listed on internet, here is a list of other books by, or edited by Dr. Göttner-Abendroth:
In German Language
In English Language
Scheduled for printing in the April issue, the on-line version (without maps) is posted here:
For English-Speakers, if you haven't yet got the 2nd Edition of Saharasia, with numerous additions to the already-excellent 1st Edition, it can be obtained via here:
This webpage also provides downloadable PDFs of the 2nd Edition "Preface" and "Update on Saharasia" Appendix article, so you don't have to re-purchase the full book unless you desire. It also provides summary articles about the Saharasia discovery in English, Spanish, German, Turkish and Greek. We also seek volunteers who could make French, Polish, Italian and Arabic translations of this same summary article, for internet-posting.
Over the last decade there has been a slow and steady growth of misinformation and distortion about Wilhelm Reich's work, found in promotional materials for people selling products such as "chembusters", "holy hand grenades", "orgonite", "orgone generators", "orgone zappers", "orgonise Africa" and a host of similar things which claim (without evidence) great "advancements", "beyond Reich", and make a mockery of Reich's original solid and authentic natural-scientific findings. On their websites and e-groups one finds allusions to demons in other dimensions, to large government conspiracies such as "chemtrails", and from there to "shape-shifting reptilian space aliens" who have "substituted themselves into key government and UN positions", taking over the bodies of well-known politicians, with other references to "ascended masters" and such. "Reich", "orgone", "DOR" and other such terms as used in authentic life-energetic research are included in their on-line discussions and products they sell, sometimes to "Obtain Money! Power! Sex! and Magik!" as if there were some direct and honest relationship to Reich, which there most certainly is not. Some actually abuse his findings in ways which may have more direct and deadly consequences, as I've outlined here: http://www.orgonelab.org/chemtrails.htm Taken together, these individuals drag Reich's good name and work down into the mud, and little recognizable remains of his authentic research findings. For those struggling to get a clear picture of Reich's findings, these efforts have the result of dramatically muddying the waters. It is a toss-up to know which is more damaging to Reich's name and work -- the outrageous falsifiers of the CSICOP "professional skeptic" variety, who engage in deliberate distortions as a means to ridicule the man and his work (see for example my article here: http://www.orgonelab.org/gardner.htm), or the "madhouse" internet distorters, whose slimy embrace of Reich provides an equally hideous misportrayal, and is akin to quicksand. One wishes, they would simply go their own way, do their own "thing", but leave Reich's name and terms out of it completely. At some point in the future, I may write up a more complete disclosure, providing names and websites of the worst offenders, but a simple internet search on the terms "Wilhelm Reich" or "orgone" will turn up quite a few of them, usually at the "top listings" and also on quite a few of the internet "adwords" advertisements hawking their stuff. (A Google search of "orgone" turns up a half-million webpages!) Ebay in particular is littered with products abusing the term "orgone", and which have no relationship whatsoever to Reich's discoveries.
As an alternative, the OBRL website includes a "resource" guide which provides the names and weblinks of most authentic Reich/Orgonomy institutes and organizations, and the one or two manufacturers of orgone-related devices which are authentic. Certainly there are some others we have missed and are not included, but it is reasonably comprehensive and useful for the beginner to consult:
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Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Saharasia discussion in Germany's "KursKontakte" Magazine
Von der Verwüstung der Liebesfähigkeit. Jochen
Schilk stellt James DeMeos Theorie zum Ursprung
sozialer Gewalt vor.
In dieser Folge von Andere Welten widme ich mich
ausnahmsweise nicht dem Wohin gehen wir?",
sondern der Frage Woher kommen wir?". Nur wer
die psychosozialen Mechanismen kennt, die in die
gegenwärtige globale Krise geführt haben, kann
richtige Schlüsse für die Erschaffung einer
anderen Welt ziehen. Der amerikanische Geograph
und Reichianer James DeMeo will entdeckt haben,
wie und wann zum ersten Mal zwischenmenschliche
Gewalt aufkam und warum dieses Verhalten durch
die Generationen weitergegeben wurde und
schließlich fast die ganze Welt eroberte. Das
verblüffendstes Ergebnis seiner Forschung: Der
Umbruch von einer globalen friedliebenden und
liebevollen Kultur" zu dem, was wir heute
Patriarchat nennen, ist -
menschheitsgeschichtlich betrachtet - noch gar
nicht so lange her. Ist seine Theorie in vielen
Punkten zwar durchaus umstritten, scheinen mir
manche Gedanken DeMeos insteressant genug, um sie
zur Diskussion zu stellen.
Scheduled for printing in the April issue, the
on-line version gives only the major text.
For English-Speakers, if you haven't yet got the
2nd Edition of Saharasia, it can be obtained here:
This webpage also gives access to summary
articles in English, Spanish, German, Turkish and
Greek. We also seek volunteers who could make
French, Polish, Italian and Arabic translations
of this same summary article, for
Monday, February 12, 2007
Western Mosques are Importing Jihad Terrorism
Mary Ann Sieghart
Gina Khan is a very brave woman. Born in Birmingham 38 years ago to Paki-stani parents, she has run away from an arranged marriage, dressed herself in jeans and dared to speak out against the increasing radicalisation of her community.
"There are mosques springing up on every street corner," she says, pointing them out to me as we drive to her tiny house in Birmingham, near the district where nine men were arrested last week on suspicion of plotting to kidnap and behead a British Muslim soldier. Two suspects have since been released without charge.
We pass the biggest mosque, Birmingham Central, where Dr Mohammad Naseem preached at the weekend that British Muslims were being treated like Jews under the Nazis and that the Government had "invented the perception" of a terrorist threat.
"He is not the voice of Muslims in Birmingham," says Khan, angrily. "I don't how he has got himself that position. He does not know what he is talking about, he is 80 years old and needs to retire. If you want someone to be running these establishments, you need a British Asian, modern, liberal man."
Over the past 15 years, she says, there has been an influx of jihadist thinking into her part of Birmingham. Bookshops sell radical literature and the mosques preach separatism and hatred. The Government and the white Establishment have allowed it to happen. And she is outraged about it. "It's all happening on your doorstep," she says, "and Britain is still blind to the real threat that is embedded here now.
"I truly believe that all these mosques here are importing jihad. The radical teaching is filtering through, and these mosques are not regulated. They are supporting everything that is wrong about Islam. We within the community knew this. People are lying. They are in denial. They knew they were bringing in radicals.
"But there are still more English and British people, no matter what, and if they got together and wanted to stamp out this radicalism, they could. I am wasting my time talking to my own people; that is why I am sitting here talking to you, to open your eyes."
Khan is particularly worried about how mosques are brainwashing children and young people: "To me, it is starting to look like a cult." And her local community certainly seems to be in denial. "After the raid I went to the corner shop here, and they were all saying it was a conspiracy. I turned round and said, 'No, it is not. Let us be honest'.
Khan believes that the radicals have coopted concerns about foreign policy to suit their cause. When she began to be worried about what the mosques were teaching her children, she decided instead to ask a female student to instruct them at home. Khan picks up the story: "She was in the kitchen making the tea and it was after the London bombings. She said, 'What do you think about what's happening in Palestine?' I got angry. I didn't realise how patriotic I was getting. I turned round and said, 'I do not care what is happening in Palestine or Israel. I give a damn about what is happening on my doorstep. I have family in London. Look at what is going to happen because of these few people. Look at the people who have died or had limbs amputated. Where were the Muslims then? Why did not anyone care? Because they were mostly white Christians'. And now they've turned the bombers' graves into shrines! They're just killers."
Khan says she would be delighted if her son joined the British Army or the police. "I say to him, 'You have these options, you can go into the army and police. You are British, do not listen to anybody else'. I had too much rubbish fed in me that I would be too Westernised. I was told to keep my distance from you because I am a Muslim. It is still really hard to explain to you how you are conditioned. From a young age those thoughts are put in your head: 'I am a Muslim. I do not mix with those people'. I would honestly say that we are more racist and more prejudiced than the English."
Yet she feels utterly British herself, and senses no conflict between her race, her religion and her nationality. "I am definitely British. I have a British passport. I love this country. When I went to Pakistan I missed my baked beans. It was as simple as that for me. I went in the 1980s and found that there was more rock music, head-bangers, modern kids there than what was happening here. I came back and said to my mum, 'What have you been doing to me in this country?' " What has been done to her - and so many other Muslim women - is what incenses Khan most, and has emboldened her tospeak out. Muslim society, she says, is based on male domination and the oppression of women. The mosques are run entirely by men, the Sharia councils are run by men, the "voice" of the Muslim community is always male. And it is women who suffer as a result.
Khan married and became pregnant, but after her baby died she says that she suffered terrible postnatal depression and left the marriage. Her family disowned her, as did the Muslim community. "Where is the support in the community for women?" she asks. "Where is it? It is not here. The best thing you can do is go to the social services." She is full of praise for the instruments of the British state: social services, the police, job centres. If she were prime minister, she says, the first thing she would do is ban teen marriages. "They are still being pulled out of the local girls school here and taken back home, aged 16 or 17, not allowed to get an education. These girls are so young, they can be manipulated by their family's culture and religion. They don't have a chance. To wait until they are 25 or so would make more sense."
The mosques, she says, collude in these marriages, as they do in the informal polygamy that she claims is rife in Muslim communities. "It is still very, very common here, polygamy. This is Pakistan I have just brought you back into," she says, gesturing at the streets of terraced and semidetached houses. "I know enough stories from women who have come out from abroad, settled with their husbands in arranged marriages and then their husbands have gone back to Pakistan to marry someone else and work out a legal way to get them in the country. In 21st-century Britain the men in the mosques are saying that polygamy is OK, when it does nothing but increase depression in women. No woman in her right mind can share a man. I defy any woman to say she can."As a result, the first wives get desperately depressed. "I am not exaggerating this. There is a majority of mothers with depression. Fathers commit polygamy; any child you ask tells you it is an unhappy and sad situation to be in. It is damaging to society. It should not be happening in 21st-century Britain. They need people to stop it happening."
But the mullahs are implicitly condoning both forced marriages and polygamy. "They do not question or do anything about the fact that there are two people who do not want to get married. They are no good with these issues because their answer will be, 'Yes, he is a man, he can have two wives. Yes, you should listen to your parents and marry the person they have chosen'."
So, although polygamy is illegal in Britain, it is still, says, Khan, being practised with a Muslim seal of approval. The "marriages", after all, are being sanctioned in the mosques. "My mum would turn in her grave if she knew Sharia was here. This is England, how can this be happening, how in this country? People in Pakistan are fighting for it not to happen there."Khan is also vociferous on the subject of the veil, which is not, she says, a religious requirement: "It's a 7th-century garment that should not be in this country." In places like Pakistan, where there is little protection by the police from sexual harassment, she can see the point of it, but not here.
"It hurts me," she explains. "This was once a nice, mixed area. It hurts me that people are on the streets and women are afraid to walk around. No one is talking to each other, white women on one side, veiled women on the other, walking around. They are ignoring me too. I do not know them and I cannot say hello to them either."
As for the woman who was recently photographed in a burka, sticking two fingers up to the photographer, "To me, I felt she did that to me. To me it was a sign of the real thing which you don't see. They are not all pious and vulnerable and dignified under that garment. If she was, she would not have done that."
Khan often dresses in Western clothes, but not immodestly. Her sleeves are long, and she wears jeans, not a skirt. But she resents being judged by men and more fundamentalist women for choosing to do so. "On one side you have liberal Muslims who do their own thing and on the other, you have the fundamentalists and they are looking down at you. That's the worst thing, they look down at you because you do not want to be like them. You get grass thrown in your face, you cannot be a good person unless you are reading the Koran, unless your children are and you are living as an Asian woman should."
Having banned teen marriages and the veil, cracked down on polygamy and ensured women's representation in mosques, Khan's next priority as prime minister would be to get rid of faith schools and teach Britishness more effectively. Although her children are taught well at an excellent Catholic school, she fears that Muslim schools exacerbate separatism. "Britishness should be compulsory in schools, taught by English teachers. And we should let kids know how valuable their British passports are around the world."
Khan would love to start a movement of like-minded people, who are grateful for what Britain has given them. "I am trying to get together people, whether Christian, white, black, Turkish. Whoever you are, we have one thing in common: we care about Britain, we care about our country. Whoever you are, we want this country to be a safe place. We want to live here, we know we have the best place.
"Compared with Third World countries, compared with every Muslim country, we Muslims are a lot safer here, I know that still. I would not want to leave and move to Pakistan or anywhere on my own as a woman with a grown daughter. I know that now, though it may have taken me a lifetime to realise it. I am so lucky to have been born here.
"We are women, we are treated equally here. If I am raped or sexually abused, the cruellest things that can happen to a woman and leave a residue on your life, this is a country that supports you. I do not have to hide. They are going to help me, give me counselling. What are they going to do in a Muslim country? Stone me. I need four witnesses. They are going to ostracise me, as if I am dirty."
But still, within the British Muslim community, women are not equal. "We are just treated as second-best. It has always been like that. It does not matter whether you are from a village and backward or from a cultured Asian family - the mentality across the board is the same.
"Muslim women aren't suppose to make waves. I didn't even hear my own screams and tears for 34 years. I have now stepped back and decided to understand and challenge my religion."
So Khan wants like-minded women (and men) to join her. "We need to get together. We need mothers getting together. You know what? It is one thing to sit and talk about it and be angry about it; it is another thing if they play psychological games. We can show how mentally strong we are, we women, we can do it, mothers can.
"Let us have a stronger voice. Let us start with the real problems and say, 'Whether you like it or not, this is what we demand'. We could start with all the things that should have been done a long time ago. I would start by ending the teen marriages."A whole generation of us have been messed up by these arranged marriages. Women like me lived in depression for 30, 40 years. We do not want to be depressed any more. We want to have a strong voice."
But it is a very brave course to embark upon. Already Khan has had bricks through her car window for speaking out locally about domestic violence and sexual abuse, issues that are taboo in the Muslim community.
She is determined, though, to stand strong. "It has been a constant mental battle for me all my life until I decided I am who I am, I am not afraid. I have been living in this community, but lots of thing I say people will not like.
"I am not going to live in fear. I have been told not to say too much. I have been told to be careful what you say, there are people, men, out there who won't like it."
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Greenhouse Fiasco - What's In Your Wallet?
When politicians and journalists declare that the science of global warming is settled, they show a regrettable ignorance about how science works. We were treated to another dose of it recently when the experts of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued the Summary for Policymakers that puts the political spin on an unfinished scientific dossier on climate change due for publication in a few months' time. They declared that most of the rise in temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due to man-made greenhouse gases.
The small print explains "very likely" as meaning that the experts who made the judgment felt 90% sure about it. Older readers may recall a press conference at Harwell in 1958 when Sir John Cockcroft, Britain's top nuclear physicist, said he was 90% certain that his lads had achieved controlled nuclear fusion. It turned out that he was wrong. More positively, a 10% uncertainty in any theory is a wide open breach for any latterday Galileo or Einstein to storm through with a better idea. That is how science really works.
Twenty years ago, climate research became politicised in favour of one particular hypothesis, which redefined the subject as the study of the effect of greenhouse gases. As a result, the rebellious spirits essential for innovative and trustworthy science are greeted with impediments to their research careers. And while the media usually find mavericks at least entertaining, in this case they often imagine that anyone who doubts the hypothesis of man-made global warming must be in the pay of the oil companies. As a result, some key discoveries in climate research go almost unreported.
Enthusiasm for the global-warming scare also ensures that heatwaves make headlines, while contrary symptoms, such as this winter's billion-dollar loss of Californian crops to unusual frost, are relegated to the business pages. The early arrival of migrant birds in spring provides colourful evidence for a recent warming of the northern lands. But did anyone tell you that in east Antarctica the Adélie penguins and Cape petrels are turning up at their spring nesting sites around nine days later than they did 50 years ago? While sea-ice has diminished in the Arctic since 1978, it has grown by 8% in the Southern Ocean.
So one awkward question you can ask, when you're forking out those extra taxes for climate change, is "Why is east Antarctica getting colder?" It makes no sense at all if carbon dioxide is driving global warming. While you're at it, you might inquire whether Gordon Brown will give you a refund if it's confirmed that global warming has stopped. The best measurements of global air temperatures come from American weather satellites, and they show wobbles but no overall change since 1999.
That levelling off is just what is expected by the chief rival hypothesis, which says that the sun drives climate changes more emphatically than greenhouse gases do. After becoming much more active during the 20th century, the sun now stands at a high but roughly level state of activity. Solar physicists warn of possible global cooling, should the sun revert to the lazier mood it was in during the Little Ice Age 300 years ago.
Climate history and related archeology give solid support to the solar hypothesis. The 20th-century episode, or Modern Warming, was just the latest in a long string of similar events produced by a hyperactive sun, of which the last was the Medieval Warming.
What does the Intergovernmental Panel do with such emphatic evidence for an alternation of warm and cold periods, linked to solar activity and going on long before human industry was a possible factor? Less than nothing. The 2007 Summary for Policymakers boasts of cutting in half a very small contribution by the sun to climate change conceded in a 2001 report.
Disdain for the sun goes with a failure by the self-appointed greenhouse experts to keep up with inconvenient discoveries about how the solar variations control the climate. The sun's brightness may change too little to account for the big swings in the climate. But more than 10 years have passed since Henrik Svensmark in Copenhagen first pointed out a much more powerful mechanism.
He saw from compilations of weather satellite data that cloudiness varies according to how many atomic particles are coming in from exploded stars. More cosmic rays, more clouds. The sun's magnetic field bats away many of the cosmic rays, and its intensification during the 20th century meant fewer cosmic rays, fewer clouds, and a warmer world. On the other hand the Little Ice Age was chilly because the lazy sun let in more cosmic rays, leaving the world cloudier and gloomier.
The only trouble with Svensmark's idea - apart from its being politically incorrect - was that meteorologists denied that cosmic rays could be involved in cloud formation. After long delays in scraping together the funds for an experiment, Svensmark and his small team at the Danish National Space Center hit the jackpot in the summer of 2005.
In a box of air in the basement, they were able to show that electrons set free by cosmic rays coming through the ceiling stitched together droplets of sulphuric acid and water. These are the building blocks for cloud condensation. But journal after journal declined to publish their report; the discovery finally appeared in the Proceedings of the Royal Society late last year.
Thanks to having written The Manic Sun, a book about Svensmark's initial discovery published in 1997, I have been privileged to be on the inside track for reporting his struggles and successes since then. The outcome is a second book, The Chilling Stars, co-authored by the two of us and published next week by Icon books. We are not exaggerating, we believe, when we subtitle it "A new theory of climate change".
Where does all that leave the impact of greenhouse gases? Their effects are likely to be a good deal less than advertised, but nobody can really say until the implications of the new theory of climate change are more fully worked out.
More on the Global Warming Fiasco
Greenland's Glaciers Take a Breather
EU climate change efforts failing, says US envoy
Global Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts?
Cosmic rays blamed for global warming - not as strange as it sounds
Meanwhile, loud noises from the other side of the moon:
No change in political climate, Ellen Goodman.
"Let's just say that global warming deniers are now on a par with
The same liberal-left establishment also says this about people who
are critical of the HIV theory of AIDS. Seems any view that contrasts
with scientistic orthodoxy will quickly earn you a comparison with
Goebbels and Hitler. First you have the audacity to question the
sloppy science and group-think behind blatent anti-American and
anti-heterosexual agendas, and dare to ask the impolite questions
about evidence and proofs for shakey theories which will create havoc
to people and society, and the next thing you know, you are compared
with those who say the Holocaust never happened, and that Hitler was
a good guy. Makes perfect sense...
Climate change concerts 'to dwarf Live Aid'
Published: February 8 2007 02:00 | Last updated: February 8 2007 02:00
A series of concerts "bigger than Live Aid" is being planned. Given
how that gigantic gala event of rock-star narcissism produced minimal
result for Africans, I can hardly wait to see what this next one
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Muslim Schookids Continue Learning Bitter Hatred of Infidels
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Update on "Chemtrail" Photos
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Response to a reader on "Chemtrails"
To: J. DeMeo
>On Jeff Rense's site NOW ~
>"Hole In The Sky: Vivid Evidence Of Weather Control - Photos"
Regarding the photos posted to the Rense website, there are many
other possibilities than "chemtrails".
Most likely, they were formed by a jet slowly passing through that
thin cloud layer at the same time it was gaining or losing altitude,
disrupting the cloud layer only where it passed through it, with an
outward propagation of the disruption to form the oval shape. The
long dark line in the other photo is a shadow on the cloud layer,
from a jet contrail which exists just above it. You can see the
upper jet contrail very faintly, mostly at the right-hand side of the
photo, I've seen this before and even in formation. Could be, the
same jet created both of the photographed phenomenon, but the person
who took the photos apparently did not look up at the time of their
formation, to see the process.
Now, it could be something related to a cloudbuster, or cloudseeding
experiments, but it is always best to consider the simplest
explanations first. And since there already is a jet contrail
present, this is suggestive.
I always advise people who have become "believers" in the chemtrail
theory to take out a subscription to "Weatherwise" magazine, which
carries photos of unusual meteorological phenomena in every issue.
Or go review their back issues in the library.
Of course, I've said more on the subject here, which I won't repeat:
Monday, February 05, 2007
New German-Language Book With Saharasia Chapter
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