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November 23, 2007

Stick It To 'Em

"First, Do No Harm"--Hippocrates

Over the years I've posted a number of pieces expressing skepticism with regard to the orthodox viral theory of AIDS. Yes, I know, I'm not a virologist and I don't have a medical degree. I was drawn into the subject in the late 80s and found that the arguments and logic of the dissenters made more sense to me than the convolutions and evasions of simple questions coming from the establishment. They still do, and until those with the influence to dictate what we shall be allowed to think and talk about manage to criminalize anything they find displeasing--enraged AIDS reseachers have already called for the imprisonment(scroll to end) of those who disagree with them--I can still say so.

Kary Mullis, winner of a Nobel Prize in 1993 for his invention of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technique used extensively in molecular biology, and a prominent name among those questioning the official dogma, asserts that no one has so far answered the simple question, "Show me the study that proves HIV is the cause of AIDS." (Nobody, contrary to what journalists are fond of telling the world, disputes that there's a "connection.") Essentially, what the dissidents see a stronger case for is that the disparate conditions lumped together under the general term "AIDS" are better accounted for by a variety of environmental and behavioral factors, and what the "AIDS test" detects is a marker of an already compromised immune system. If this is correct, and the cause is not viral, one consequence would be that attempts to combat the situation with a vaccine would be misguided.

So it's perhaps significant to find in The World Today, November 8, 2007, following 20 years of intensive research, the headline AIDS Vaccine Trial Backfires, according to which tests showed the treatment to be not only ineffective but making things worse. An article entitled "AIDS RESEARCH: Did Merck's Failed HIV Vaccine Cause Harm?" by Jon Cohen in the November 16 issue of Science, reports there is worry that "the whole field will come apart at the seams." Anthony Fauci, a veteran HIV researcher and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, assures us in a Wall Street Journal article that the failure of the vaccine will make researchers "relook at everything." Really, Tony? I wonder. EVERYTHING?

Now for something not entirely different. http://www.newstarget.com/022267.html, Monday, November 19,2007, carried the headline: "Children herded like cattle into Maryland courthouse for forced vaccinations as armed police and attack dogs stand guard"

Extracts from the text:

"Following the State of Maryland's threats against parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated, children were herded into a Price George County courthouse being guarded by armed personnel with attack dogs. Inside, the children were forcibly vaccinated, many against their will . . ."

"Health authorities there have already announced their intent to essentially kidnap parents and throw them in jail, removing them from their children for up to thirty days if they continue to refuse to have their children vaccinated. This will all be conducted at gunpoint, with armed personnel and attack dogs at the ready, making sure nobody steps out of line, and suppressing any attempt at public dissent . . ."

"Conventional (pharmaceutical) medicine is the only system of medicine in the world that is so unpopular with informed consumers that it must be administered at the barrel of a gun. There is no other system of medicine anywhere in the world that resorts to such tactics to recruit patients."

So we can envision two kinds of world. In one, "for your own good," you can be imprisoned for disagreeing with authority or refusing to allow your children to be forcibly administered questionable medical treatment at gunpoint. In the other, you are free to seek information and make your choice, and expected to accept the responsibility for it. Which would you prefer to live in?

Note Added November 27, 2007

What could be behind this kind of official behavior? According to NewsTarget.com, citing figures from the Washington Post, money. Surprise, surprise. The school district stands to lose almost $145,000 per day from 2300 non-vaccinated children being refused admission to school. Full story at http://www.newstarget.com/022280.html

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