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October 22, 2009

Modern War, 1968

Excerpt from *”The Biological Time Bomb”, author Gordon Rattray Taylor, copyright 1968
[page 184]

“In current thinking, the best way to wage war is to wage it without your enemy even being aware that it is happening. If, for example, you can control the weather so as to ensure poor crops for your enemy and good ones for yourself, in the course of years you will gradually improve the position of your country relative to his. Then perhaps you could quietly introduce a few crop diseases –nothing dramatic which would lead to suspicion, just a slight rise here and there apparently from some natural cause. And why stop at plant or stock diseases? Some minor human epidemics might help. Even the common cold keeps people away from work. It might be ten years or more before it dawned on the health authorities that they were really being too unlucky with minor illnesses. Meanwhile you inflate your own statistics a little, to avoid odious comparisons. And, of course, this is merely the biological side. Industrial disputes, insurance losses, the draining away of brain-power, and a thousand other things will help to undermine the strength of a country. Even a narrow-minded regime, an obfuscating religion, can prevent a country’s progress. And who knows whether this is just a speculation? Perhaps there are nations consciously waging this kind of warfare now.”

..”Or perhaps actual gene warfare. If viruses can be used to carry new genetic material into cells, perhaps one could tamper with the genes of another nation without their ever realizing the fact. History would simply record, as it has so often in the past, that such-an-such a nation rose to power while certain other countries entered a decline.”

*published by the New American Library, Inc. in association with The World Publishing Co., originally published in Great Britain

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from my 1961-1980 Timeline:

1968
–Jan., the North Vietnamese VC launch the Tet Offensive
–Robert S. MacNamara, who says US cannot ‘win’ war in Vietnam is replaced as Sec. of Defense by Clark M. Clifford, MacNamara becomes president of the World Bank
–My Lai Massacre of Vietnamese village residents by US troops is reported in a letter to Nixon by ‘Charlie Company’ trooper Ronald Ridenhour
–March, first successful human heart transplant
–April 4, Martin Luther King assassinated in Memphis, TN
–US military dumps obsolete weapons stores off  US coastal waters
Marburg virus infects ‘monkey handlers’ in Germany; monkeys used in vaccine production
–June 6, Robert F. Kennedy assassinated in California
Hong Kong Flu goes pandemic, strains H3N2 (brought from Vietnam) and H2N2 (Japan strain)
1969
–Drs John Gofman and A. Tamplin say ionizing radiation is cause in all cancers
–July 16, Apollo 11 moon landing, 5 more complete crewed landings occur through Dec. 1972 Apollo 17
–major sheep kill from biowar release outside the Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah
–hurricane Camille, category 5
1970
–creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
–launch of the first “Ecology Day” (Earth Day) by Gaylord Nelson
–May 4, students shot and killed at Kent State University, Ohio, by National Guardsmen
–the World Bank initiates a Third World lending program
–George Soros and Jim Rogers co-found the Quantum Fund N.V., offshore banking
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In 1968 the Club of Rome was created as a policy think-tank of international science and businessmen that counted heads of State among its supporting members. Two very influential publications define the objectives of the Club; “Limits To Growth” distributed in 1972 and “The First Global Revolution” in 1993. The Club came to define the “new enemy” in its ’93 report prepared by (co-founder) Alexander King and Bertrand Schneider, http://scribd.com/doc/13160503/The-First-Global-Revolution-Club-of-Rome
[page 75]
In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill.
                                                    …The real enemy then is humanity itself
                                                   

Excerpts from “The First Global Revolution” offered in context:

“1968 was the year of the Great Divide. It marked the zenith as well as the end of the long post-war period of rapid economic growth in the industrial countries. But it was also a year of social unrest with the eruption of student uprisings in many countries and other manifestations of alienation and counter-culture protest..”–“Limits To Growth was never intended as a prophecy, but rather as a warning..” 

“The topic of recent [late 80s] Club of Rome meetings has been the ‘Great Transition’: we are convinced that we are in the early stages of the formation of a new type of world society which will be as different from..the Industrial Revolution [was] from the society of the long agrarian period that preceded it.”

[page 29] “The New Plagues”…”that of crime, violence and coercion organized for monetary gain or political power..[like] the well-organized drug trade.”

[concerning the spiral of national debts enhanced by the WB/IMF lending programs of the 1970s, pp.57-58] “The cost of debt service each year is influenced by interest rates and the value of the dollar. This dangerously unstable situation..if unattended, may well undermine the future prospects of the world economy..
   On its own, the debtedness of the developing countries constitutes a serious and growing threat…New resources will also be needed on a substantial scale.
   Developing a viable approach to the debt and development problem will require a far more coherent linkage of policies and institutions concerned with financial management (IMF), with investment and development (the Word Bank), and trade (UNCTAD, CATP)…In spite of institutional reluctance, policy objectives and actions in such interlinked fields as finance, debt management, investment, development policy, human resource development, trade, and environment must be made more coherent.”

[page64] “In general, non-governmental activity has achieved a new order of importance..”
“The Asian Dragons, otherwise known as NICs (Newly Industrialized Countries..Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea) have achieved great prosperity which is based to a large extent on exploitation of the new technologies. There is a lesson here…”
   “(Some of the poorer countries are also showing the results of creative inititative –for example, the recent progress in Botswana and consistent development in Zimbabwe)”

“Through numerous multilateral or bilateral conferences, meetings and telephone calls, personal relationships are being established which enable a better understanding among the human beings behind the official masks.”

[page66] ..”the end of the ‘American Dream’ which lost its credibility with the painful Vietnam War,..Hispanic migration,..poverty within plenty, drugs, violence and AIDS, and the fact that the ‘melting pot’ no longer worked were..factors in its demise.”
   “The need for enemies seems to be a common historical factor. Some states have striven to overcome domestic failure and internal contradictions by blaming external enemies. The ploy of finding a scapegoat is as old as mankind itself –when things become too difficult at home, divert attention to adventure abroad. Bring the divided nation together to face an outside enemy, either a real one or else one invented for the purpose.”

..”the sudden absence of traditional adversaries has left governments and public opinion with a great void to fill. New enemies have to be identified, new strategies imagined and new weapons devised. The new enemies..threaten the whole human race, and their names are pollution, water shortage, famine, malnutrition, illiteracy and unemployment. However it appears as yet insufficient for bringing about world cohesion and solidarity for the fight. Also the failure of many ideologies has removed some of the necessary points of reference.”

[page71]..”f’reedom’ alone cannot reorganize a state, write a constitution, create a market  and establish economic growth, rebuild industry and agriculture, or build a new social structure…This is why the concept of human rights simply ‘initiates’ but cannot implement the process of democratization…The old democracies have functioned reasonably well over the last two hundred years, but they appear now to be in a phase of complacent stagnation”
..”It is hoped..that people will not reproduce slavish copies of existing models that are unable to meet contemporary needs. Democracy is not a panacea… It is unaware of its own limits”..

“In its present form, democracy is no longer well suited for use [in the] tasks ahead…”

“Winston Churchill was right when he quipped ‘Democracy is the worst of all systems, except for the rest’. “..we must be aware of its erosion, its fragility and its limitations…a democracy is particularly damaging at the international level. When..international policing is required, delays on taking decisions can mortally affect the lives of thousands of people.”

[page73] “The problem then is to invent instruments of governance capable of coping with change…we also have to determine the characteristics of the capacity to govern. ‘Global Governance’ in our vocabulary does not imply a global ‘government’ but rather the institutions set up for cooperation, coordination and common action”..
[page74]..”large bureaucracies that spread their tentacles around the centers of power..slow down or paralyze both decision-making and implementation.”

..”a dynamic world needs an effective nervous system at the grassroots level..to make the identification of every citizen with the common process of governance possible.
   In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill.
…The real enemy then, is humanity itself…thus sparing no region, no society.”..”[social] phenomena are setting the stage, on many different levels, for a new upsetting environment where deviant behavior is in general..perceived as being commonplace”..

[page77] “Parents and teachers, the point of reference in most societies, have not been prepared by their education to adjust to the new situation imposed upon them today. As the late sociologist Margaret Mead remarked, “Young people are the native population of the new world in which we adults are immigrants”. Some of us would even go along with her observation that “nowhere in the world do there exist adults who know what their children know…In the past, there were always some elders who knew more..than any child. Today there are no longer any.”

“Thanks to modern information technology, young people are being exposed rapidly to more and more tacts that give them reason to believe that their elders lack responsibility and are unaware of enormous dangers,..shocks that lead to the feeling of generalized disorder.”
..”Children watch television and learn about all aspects of human life. They learn to be persons with individual choices, inclinations and freedom. The conflict between inherited and acquired values is such that if a young person wants to think and act for himself, he must have lots of courage or he will break down. Not having been given the means to distinguish the fundamental meaning…the younger generation is rejecting traditions and values as a whole and sketching out new trends: today, adolescents are the ones who know about and contribute to the major transnational trends, and try to stand firm against the dangers. Their parents now have to seek their consent and negotiate their own former unquestioned authority.”
…”there is only one way out..[for parents to] truly listen to and learn from their children..”

[page79] “Signs of discord have gradually appeared in the global society, inducing fear and bringing young people together despite differences of class, culture and country.”
..”another aspect of this great transition is the felt need to go back to the ancient spiritual principles..or to find solace in cults and pseudo religions..”
..”the Western model of modernization, consumption, economic growth and social progress..has not kept its promise”

“The three worlds –the Industrialized one, the second one mainly constituted by the Communist countries..and the underdeveloped Third World– are no more.”

[page83]”Never in the course of history has humanity been faced with so many threats and dangers…man is sucked into a global cyclone of confusion, swirling with seemingly unrelated factors, the causes of which form an inextricable maze…”
..”mankind is overwhelmed by the range of the difficulties confronting it from all sides; overwhelmed –and the word is not too strong– because the traditional structures, governments and institutions can no longer manage the problems…To make things worse, the archaic and unsuitable structures are themselves in the midst of a true moral crisis. The disappearance of value systems,..traditions,..collapse of ideologies,..absence of a global vision,..practices of democracy — all contribute to the void confronting societies.”

“States with constitutional laws and rights violate international law whenever the matter is solely one of national interest…Religions often serve as an excuse for fraticidal strife…”

“What we observe today is a general malaise which strikes men with stupor, paralysis and unnamed fears…This is the formidable challenge..”
“A global challenge requires a global approach.”

[End of Part I; Part II of this report begins on page 85]

One might ask if the purpose of the Vietnam War was to wake the sleepy “Asian Dragons” and draw out the industrial might of the East. The multi-use objectives of the 60s, 1968 in particular, set American society (and elsewhere) into a fever of dissarray that hastened the Youth culture repudiation of tradition and values that would later ensnare them in mass-media subversion and drugs. In a continuation of the race riots, rechanneled and expanded, the 60s war protests offered the seeding of ‘hope and peace’ in the birth of the Ecology movement.

Two of Hollywood’s blockbusters that year: ‘2001, A Space Odyssey’ (remember the Embryonic Child?) and ‘Planet of the Apes’..
http://www.sixties60s.com/1968movies.htm 

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October 17, 2009

Every Silver Lining Has A Black Cloud


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There is no longer any doubt in my mind that Colloidal Silver ingestion is an insidious plot against American patriots who are being set up to die: and by their own hands!  Use of pandemic fear and the many fakeries of  ‘alternative health’ which front for large multi-national corporate interests are actively engaged in the illusion of ‘health freedom’ to peddle this poison to the ‘informed’. Nano-silver is probably on its way to be restricted shortly as an environmental hazard for very good reasons. Should such (EPA) restrictions or bans on metal-colloid pesticides become law, only the colloidal silver peddlars will lose –you, on the other hand, can still make it at home if you choose. It’s so cheap once you get started, the bottles to store it in are far more expensive than the liquid, BUT the direction of research on people intentionally drinking CS is so alarming you may decide to stop immediately and get on a detox/anabolic/probiotic regimen to protect having a future life. If you’re a young man, drinking colloidal silver may impair your ability to have healthy children, or any children.

If you drink colloidal silver, please read this:
http://www.zsf.jcu.cz/jab/6_3/havel.pdf

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Prerequisite to understanding the context of this post is the introductory piece: https://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/colloidal-silver/

The current title is inspired by this document on silver-resistant bacteria: “A note of warning: colonies of bacteria exposed to Ag(l) show black pigmentation that is likely to be reduced metallic Ag(0)...”  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1016/S0168-6445(03)00047-0/full; from the same document:

After the 2001 anthrax scare in the USA, the Mayor of Tampa Florida publicly  called for adding Ag(I) to municipal drinking water as protection against  anthrax and HIV (unlikely to be effective, but equally unlikely to do harm)… In essentially all  situations, open public testing to demonstrate efficacy or harm is not available… What is needed for research? With the availability of the genes for silver  resistance, we have identified closely related genes in bacteria from  environmental and clinical environments and from diverse geographical locations  (A. Gupta et al., in preparation). These findings should eliminate recent  skepticism about the existence of silver-resistant bacteria. Now that the means  for identifying silver resistance determinants in Enterobacteriaceae is  available, similar efforts are needed with other common pathogens… The wide and uncontrolled use of silver products may result in more bacteria  developing resistance, analogous to the world-wide emergence of antibiotic- and  other biocide-resistant bacteria. Such resistant  microbes would be detrimental to clinical and hygienic uses that depend on the  microcidal properties of silver.” [section4] http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1016/S0168-6445(03)00047-0/full
   Bacterial silver-resistance and the threat of superbugs which is rapidly narrowing the “window of opportunity” for microcidal/antibiotic usage is the understandable looming concern in official health policy circles for having colloidal silver use restricted as an unregulated product. I don’t doubt it’s  also the ‘joke’ in American Biotech Labs’ naming of their popular product “ASAP”.
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After writing an initial article on colloidal silver, I met with a barrage of biting retorts here at this blog. It piqued my curiosity. The editor of “Educate Yourself” website, Ken Adachi, launched an attack not only on me but on Dr. Joseph Mercola (http://www.mercola.com) suggesting that Dr. Mercola was ignorantly uninformed for warning his readers that CS could provoke “a severe cytokine storm”. Adachi takes credit for a retraction of that statement by Dr. Mercola –a situation of even greater concern and curiosity. The “cytokine storm”, which is an overreaction of the inflammatory response of the immune system is considered the cause of death in the 1918 Spanish Flu of the “healthy adult” population between 20-40. Mr. Adachi did not simply sqeal like a man getting his pockets picked. He invented an accusation that I’m a “pharmaceutical shill”, that Dr. Mercola is uninformed and under his influence, and that numerous “followers” of his loyally littered my blog with propaganda, to the point of opening false email accounts in my name. I figure I must be ‘over the target’, and that was the first salvo.

But if YOU don’t DIE, then WE can’t have a PANDEMIC, eh?

Since the time of publishing my ‘Colloidal Silver’ article here on the blog and the subsequent reaction, I’ve been following the trail of some of the CS peddlars. The corridors advance down paperless pathways to areas of ‘guilt by association’, and the implications are potentially enormous and dangerous to follow but more than that, the layers of deception are preventively daunting and confusing as is ever the case. Such is the war upon you. “All war is deception” –Sun Tzu.

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http://www.zsf.jcu.cz/jab/6_3/havel.pdf

Excerpts from the link above, regarding ingested colloidal silver:

..”silver nanoparticles can make adhesive interactions with cellular membranes and produce highly reactive and toxic radicals like reactive oxygen species which will cause inflammation and destroy cells like mitochondria..”

..”Silver affects denitrification bacteria such strongly that, in reality, disrupts the bacterium driven environmental denitrification processes..” [necessary in balancing microbial mitigation of the ecosystem; no real ecologist could support silver microbecides in the environment, and no real doctor/healer or health authority could support it in You beyond a critical life-saving measure]

..[nanosilver] can enter through the blood-brain barrier and accumulate in large motorneurones in the brain stem and spinal cord, neurons in cerebellar nuclei and glia…it is now known that the biological half-life of silver in the CNS is longer than in other organs..”

“It is known and acknowledged that long-term use of colloidal silver or silver salts..deposit metallic silver under the skin and abdominal viscera…manic depressive psychosis will develop at about the same time if not a short time after cutaneous argyria has been diagnosed. It leads to a ruptured aortic aneurysm and finally death.”

..”It shows toxic effects on human-friendly microbes..[in the environment]. These organisms deliver many crucial nutrients which are most essential in soil formation..”
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Making “silver proteins
The fungus, Apergillus flavus when challenged with silver nitrate solution accumulated silver nanoparticles on the surface of its cell wall in 72 h. These nanoparticles [were] dislodged by ultrasonication… X-ray diffraction spectrum of the nanoparticles confirmed the formation of metallic silver… The spectroscopy..confirmed the presence of protein as the stabilizing agent surrounding the silver nanoparticles… The use of fungus for silver nanoparticle synthesis offers the benefits of eco-friendliness and amenability for large-scale production… such microorganisms are recently found as possible..nanofactories…” http://www.scribd.com/doc/17219305/Biosynthesis-of-Silver-Nano

 

For more of my research on colloidal silver, read ‘Colloidal Silver’ and ‘Imposters and Hell-hounds’ (right margin BLOG index) and as to where this is going…read The Debt-For-Nature Scheme.

October 10, 2009

The Debt-For-Nature Scheme


“Debt-for-nature” is ‘conservation’ policy of the World Bank and affiliated NGOs around the world who are leveraging individual land-holders and governments to swap their debt with real estate, often prime ecological jewels that then come under NGO management. It’s an amazing ‘protection’ racket taking place under the auspices of global environmentalism, funded by national tax monies and private financial/philanthropic institutions. I started looking into this over a controversy generated by the ‘safety’ of ingesting colloidal silver, believe it or not, when an article I posted here garnered some vehement reactions.

It appears that at least some of the promoters of medicinal colloids are fronting Big Money operations that participate and profit from the debt-for-nature schemes. I was already aware that ‘alternative health’ circulars, particularly on the internet, were a pipeline for disinformation about coming catastrophes like the Bird Flu/Swine Flu Pandemic now upon us. One online magazine in particular that represents this activity is ‘the Natural News’ edited by ‘the Health Ranger’, Mike Adams. Mr. Adams lives in Vilcabamba Ecuador in a paradisical conservation zone that is part of the Andean corridor, an international use-limited area that is quickly maximizing its capacity for private ownership. Adams arranges ‘real estate’ tour trips around Vilcabamba in addition to major eco-tourism enterprises, but if you’re a buyer you’d better hurry up.

The Natural News is owned by Truth Publishing International, Ltd, a corporation chartered from Taichung, Taiwan, that also owns the News Target Network and a radio web, viewable here http://www.islaearth.org/community-action.php?page=49 The material from ‘Truth’ is indicative of interlocking relationships with Agora Publishing (or Agora Group) from Baltimore, Md., a large enterprise for international travel, real estate, investment, and health. Subsidiary, Health Sciences Institute (http://hsibaltimore.com) markets products from Northstar Nutritionals (www.northstarnutritionals.com) that has a few items to sell –like ‘Soothanol X2’ a DMSO/herbal tincture for pain relief, 1 fluid oz. at $49.95– but this appears to be mostly a business of information.  Agora, a name taken from the Greek for ‘marketplace’, is first and foremost about making money with money. The owner/founders of Agora have invested deeply to profit from general and specific disasters like economic collapse and the Swine Flu Pandemic. One associate of Agora founder Bill Bonner, a Mr. Addison Wiggin who heads the multi-million dollar financial research, wrote “The Demise of the Dollar..and Why It’s Even Better for Your Investments” and issues special-reports to its membership like the “Single Best Way to Make Sure You’ll Never Run Out of Money” which appears to be a financial mechanism he calls “The Endless Paycheck Portfolio”.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Bonner_(author)
http://www.agora-inc.com/international.htm

I’ve a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg in comprehending the business nature of Agora (see http://webindexnet.wordpress.com ); doubtlessly so in the scope of the debt-for-nature activity. According to the wikipedia, Vilcabamba Ecuador became a haven for international expatriates beginning in the 1960s as a community slowly took root there. By the 1990s, the native Ecuadorans themselves were forced to emigrate for lack of work (or finances), many resettling in Madrid Spain and No. America. Were these engineered real estate turnovers? Vilcabamba is a truly incredible location, poised below the reach of the Podocarpus National Park, one of the most bio-diverse and precious places on earth.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilcabamba,_Ecuador
http://www.planeta.com/planeta/98/0598podocarpus.html
http://www.nature.org/wherewework/southamerica/ecuador/work/art5120.html (site of The Nature Conservancy, $5.42 billion in assets for 2007)

Bill Bonner, noted from the wiki link above, wrote in his book “Mobs, Messiahs and Markets” that “mass delusions are part of the human condition”. Capitalizing on them, after all, must be good business.

…and if you’re considering some Vilcabamba real estate, Mike Adams wants you to “get it”  first by reading this, “Guiding Principles for People Looking for Vilcabamba, Ecuador Real Estate” http://www.greenlivingnews.com/1057_Vilcabamba_Ecuador.html If you ‘pass go’ here are some of the neighbors you’ll have in Vilcabamba http://newparadigmdigest.com/tag/entrepreneurs/ with their own contact info. Btw, I have no problem with ex-pats, I wish them blessed and happy lives. What interests me are the larger forces at work that make these situations appealing in the first place. It’s in everyone’s purview to have a high-quality life wherever and however they choose to live.

Agora Financial publishes a journal called The Daily Reckoning, editor Addison Wiggin, featuring contributions from ‘staff’ such as Lew Rockwell (LewRockwell.com), Gerald Celente (Trends Research) and Dr. Ron Paul (US Congress) http://dailyreckoning.com/cast-of-characters/ This group, and the extended arms of Agora, advocate nation-building investments in developing countries that often include international projects funded by US taxpayers. Non-profit Agora Partnerships USA, for example, uses ‘micro’ venture capital and US tax-paid grants to seed entrepreneurial programs abroad and build ‘sustainable economies’ for other countries. Agora Partnerships USA shares an office in Washington DC with USAID, United States Agency for International Development, and it’s TechnoServe program.
http://www.agorapartnerships.org/press/Press/press-releases/about/contact/contact-us
http://www.usaid.gov/sa/usaidsa/technoservepress.pdf
The same building hosts the Economic Research Services of the US Dept of Agriculture, it’s primary policy, financing and forecasting service for domestic and global planning. Agora appears to be well within the loop, so this is about far more than hiring a Health Ranger to gatekeep for Shangri-la.

USAID: http://www.state.gov/s/d/rm/rls/dosstrat/2004 “August 20, 2003 The Department of State and Agency for International Development (USAID) Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2004 to 2009 sets forth the Secretary of State’s direction and priorities for both organizations in the coming years. The Strategic Plan supports the policy positions set forth by President Bush in the 2002 National Security Strategy and presents how the Department and USAID will implement U.S. foreign policy and development assistance.”….

DEBT-FOR-NATURE, How It Works:

[document excerpt]
“Debt for Nature was developed by Dr. Thomas Lovejoy in 1987 during his work with the World Wildlife Fund. Environmental groups would purchase shaky foreign debt in the secondary market at the market rate, which would be considerably discounted, and then convert this debt at its face value into the local currency to purchase biologically sensitive tracts of land in the debtor nation for purposes of environmental protection. Most of the world’s largest rainforests are located in poor states such as Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia and Madagascar. ‘The first swap that happened was in 1987 between the Bolivian government and Conservation International’.
   There are three main parties involved with a Debt for Nature swap: an international conservation organization, a domestic conservation organization, and a developing country’s government….The three most active international organizations, which are all based in the U.S., are Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund. The steps needed don’t vary much from state to state. The conservation organizations provide a proposal to the developing countries government, seeking an agreement. Once an agreement has been reached, they have the World Bank convert the state’s debt into the local currency. The currency is converted into bonds which go into an environmental trust…
   The biggest thing once the agreement’s been reached is then their enforcement. The UN has the United Nations Environment Programme for Environmental Development. Their purpose is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring..informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. They are not an enforcement body, which means there is no international body enforcing the terms of the agreement. No one is there to ensure the developing states will keep their end of the agreement made. And even if there was, once the debt has been paid, the developing country can cut down the rainforests and not have to pay back the conservation organization that paid a portion of their debt…”
 http://www.scribd.com/doc/15074774/Debt-for-Nature   It should be made very clear that despite this last comment about a country cutting down the rainforests, the conservation organization owns the land, and it is they who may cut down trees or sell the property, depending on whatever discretionary agreements are arranged in the acquisition process.

Conservation International, founded 1987
According to http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Conservation_International , ‘CI’ is engaging in eco-imperialism, as are the other NGOs, noting that “In 1997, CI signed a comprehensive bioprospecting agreement with California-based company Hyseq which specializes in genomic sequencing. CI agreed to pre-screen drug candidates derived from flora and fauna samples, and provide regular reports on its research findings to Hyseq. As well as an initial contribution, Hyseq would pay CI on a country basis, and an annual fee. Hyseq is free to pursue intellectual property claims over any results.”

“In Panama, CI worked with Novartis, Monsanto, and others, in ‘ecologically guided bioprospecting’ seeking pharmaceutical and agricultural products….In Surinam it cooperated with Bristol Meyers Squibb with its ethnobotanists collecting plant samples”….”A June 2003 report by Chiapas-based [social activism org] dubbed CI a Trojan Horse of the U.S. government and transnational corporations. It revealed that CI’s program of flyovers –part of their USAID-supported ‘environmental monitoring’ program– flew over areas occupied by Zapatista communities in planes which bore USAID markings…”

Three of CI’s main personalities:
*Peter A. Seligmann, co-founder, CEO and chairman http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Peter_A._Seligmann, merging ecology, banking and philanthropy
*Mr. Seligmann’s uncle, Henry H. Arnhold http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Henry_H._Arnhold, international banker, CFR member, 1937 German emigre who transferred his business to New York City –history of his banking firm here, Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder, Inc. http://www.asbai.com/firm_history.aspx which is a principal holder of George Soros’s Quantum Fund 
*Russell A. Mittermeier, president http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Russell_A._Mittermeier, scientist, World Bank Task Force leader

World Wildlife Fund, founded Sep.11, 1961 in Switzerland
WWF is the world’s largest independent conservation organization, founded by Julian Huxley, Max Nicholson, Peter Scott and Guy Mountfort, who had decades of “experience linking progressive intellectuals with business interests..” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wildlife_Fund. In 1986 it changed its name to World Wildlife Fund for Nature and issues two yearly publications of the “Living Planet Report”.
Listed at http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/board/index.html :
*Chairman, Bruce Babbitt, president of *Raintree Ventures, former US Secretary of the Interior (Clinton Admin) and prior Governor of Arizona. [ “Raintree Ventures and Raintree Strategic Consultancy are subsidiaries within the Westcomb Group which focus on private equity transactions”, founded in 2000 by Mr. Pang Seng Tuong as “one of the first boutique investment banks in Singapore” http://www.westcombfinancial.com/AR/ar2008.pdf and http://www.greenglobal-resources.com/cms/files/ec080429.pdf incorporated in Bermuda.] As of June, 2009, Babbitt took a seat on the Board of the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy which concerns itself with “use, regulation, and taxation of land” http://www.lincolninst.edu [press release http://atlincolnhouse.typepad.com/pressroom/2009/06/index.html
*CEO/president (since 2005) Carter Roberts, formerly worked for The Nature Conservancy
*Vice-Chair, Jared M. Diamond, biologist at UCLA, educated at Cambridge (UK) and Harvard, principal spokesman for the Long Now Foundation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Now_Foundation which is a San Francisco based NGO in the process of ambitiously cataloging everything on the planet and integrating information systems ( former*Vice-Chair, Lawrence H. Linden of Goldman Sachs ) Treasurer, Roger W. Sant, co-founder and Chair of AES Corp/utilities…..and on the Board of Directors, Thomas Lovejoy mentioned above, who was a former US Asst. Secretary for External and Environmental Affairs and ‘Science Advisor’ under the Clinton Admin. to (Sec. of the Interior) Bruce Babbitt. Lovejoy was also the Chief Advisor to the President of the World Bank as well as the World Bank ‘Specialist for the Environment for Latin America and the Carribean’. http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=World_Wildlife_Fund_US

The Nature Conservancy, founded 1951
Oldest of the three here, TNC was reformed out of the Ecologists Union by founder Bob Marshall, the son of well-known zionist Louis B. Marshall. It chartered it first chapter in New York in 1954 and made its first acquisition of the Arthur W. Butler Memorial Sanctuary. In 1988 TNC performed a debt-for-nature swap in Costa Rica for $240,000 worth of debt, and in the same year contracted with the US Dept of Defense (DOD) to manage 25 million acres of military lands. The new CEO and president of TNC is Goldman Sach’s Mark Tercek, who took his place in June 2008, following an appointment from The Nature Conservancy’s Chairman of the Board, Hank Paulson, to Goldman Sach’s Center for Environmental Markets in 2006. Tercek joined Goldman Sachs in 1984. http://www.nature.org/pressroom/leadership/art24763.html

“The Nature Conservancy job puts [Tercek] in a position to have a big impact. The Conservancy is by far the world’s biggest conservation group, with an operating budget of nearly $500 million, about 3,600 employees including hundreds of scientists, and chapters in all 50 states and 36 countries…Tercek is looking to build alliances with other NGOs –the Nature Conservancy has joined the US Climate Action Partnership, for example– as well as with business.” http://www.marcgunther.com/2009/09/13/the-nature-conservancys-mark-tercek-sees-redd/

Dubious activities of the The Nature Conservancy are reviewed by author Ron Arnold in his book “Undue Influence”, http://www.undueinfluence.com/nature_conservancy.htm using year 2000 figures which reckoned the assets of TNC worth $2.8 billion –2007 figures show double that amount, and according to answers.com “On average, 1000 acres a day are added to its system of nature preserves, the world’s largest. When TNC cannot buy desired property, it sometimes attains conservation easements restricting use of the land for tax benefits.” http://www.answers.com/topic/the-nature-conservancy

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How Does It Really Work?

These swaps appear to have complex arrangements involved concerning ownership and stewardship. Though I have a whole lot yet to learn and documents to find, for example, the USAID website here describing recent debt-for-nature swaps looks like an incredibly good deal for the conservation NGOs, another stick-it-to-the-US-taxpayer and an Agenda 21 social experiment in affected people who must relocate.  http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/environment/forestry/tfca_descs.html

 A deal made with Costa Rica in September of 2007 has “the U.S. government, Costa Rican government, Central Bank of Costa Rica, Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy agree[ing] to reduce Costa Rica’s debt payments to the US by $26 million over the next 16 years. In return, the Central Bank of Costa Rica committed to pay these funds into a debt-for-nature program to support grants to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other groups to protect and restore the country’s important tropical resources”.

According to this article, http://www.prweb.com/releases/conservation/nature/prweb562087.htm the United States Treasury paid $12.6 million “appropriated by the Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA), with Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy providing an additional $1.26 million each to the purchase of the debt at a discounted rate..” So the US actually paid a total of $38.6 million for the deal. IC and TNC bought themselves 16 years of privileged ‘work’ at a combined cost of $2.5 million to run an eco-concession out of Costa Rica. And then what? We have yet to see the conclusion of any one of these debt-for-nature swaps. If you think that’s a bargain for restoration, consider that the ‘prweb’ article assesses the progress already made in Costa Rica without the swap, which had reforested more than 30% of lands previously cleared. The amount of land actually coming under NGO management through the swap is not named; 6 areas are
broadly referred to, however, in this blog item of the Tierra Pacifica community, which appears to reference a reputable media source, the acreage involved is noted to be 1000 acres. Is this possible, or just a local piece? http://tierrapacifica.blogspot.com/2007/10/costa-rica-and-us-trade-debt-for-nature.html Tierra Pacifica is a newly developed master-plan enclave on 220 acres poised between a protected mangrove estuary and the Pacific –fully gated with a guard house, modern amenities, new public paved road that runs directly to the Liberia International Airport– http://www.tierrapacifica.com/ .  Is this the kind of ‘sustainable’ development that USAID and the TFCA approve in determining a mandate that “developing countries with critically important tropical forests meet certain political and economic requirements to be eligible for debt-for-nature swaps.”?

Guatemala 2006 – the U.S.’s first swap

“In the..deal, the United States government contributed about $15 million toward the cancellation of [$24 million of] Guatemalas’s debt, said Clay Lowery, assistant secretary of the Treasury…” (that’s a $39 million start-up cost )…”The bulk of the money generated by the debt forgiveness will go to private organizations…  Eligible countries must have democratically elected governments and a suitable economic reform program in place and they must cooperate with the United States on drug enforcement and counterterrorism efforts.” http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/02/world/americas/02conserve.html

Guatemalans in the way:  “Since the Maya Biosphere Reserve..was created in 1990, people have steadily moved in… To stem this flow,..The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Guatemalan government, and [a Guatemalan NGO], experimented with a new strategy in 1996..to see if [people] were open to the idea of small-scale voluntary resettlement. While resettlement is common in the develop realm, it is not we encounter much in conservation. In fact, we generally shy away from it..due to the social stigma it carries. Most resettlement projects..continue to be non-voluntary. The voluntary..Guatemala initiative maes it fundamentally different..and it may be the key to resettlement finding its place among conservation strategies.

“..The idea was to move families to areas more appropriate for development [where non-voluntary relocations tend to occur].. closer to public services. Most of the families..never truly settled down because they were unable to buy land and, therefore, were always squatting and living with..uncertainty… As such, land title is crucial for resettlement.

   “..The thinking behind the plans goes like this. If a community agrees to move, the government and collaborating NGOs find it a piece of legal land.. physically move the community.. give them access to a long-term low-interest loan, and provide technical assistance to help them adapt to the new area… If the families are not satisfied or cannot adapt to the new area, they will return to the protected areas, thus defeating the biological and social objectives of the resettlement… Resettlement is not easy… Ideally, an entire small-to-medium-sized community is resttled as a whole. But that’s not always possible. Land is scarce [which is why people took residence in reserves in the first place].
   “..The typical solution is to settle a smaller community into an already existing community. But predictably, combining different social structures and power relationships can lead to conflict.
   “..Because Guatemala is just coming out of a brutal, 36-year civil war, many people remain cautious about engaging in any type of relationship with the government. Trust is essential…[and] the Guatemalan organizations have made several important changes. For example, in some of the first resettlements, an adequate water supply was provided after the resettlement. Now, knowing that the initial adjustment period is crucial, the agencies look for a natural water source when choosing land for the resettlement… [U]nder the right conditions, people will indeed voluntarily move themselves out of a situation that we..refer to as ‘people versus parks’.” http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/relocating-people-out-of-private-reserves/  

October 7, 2009

What’s Your BQ?


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“BQ” is your Biological Quotient. It’s closely related to your IQ and EQ. I don’t know if anyone else has coined the term yet, but I happily know that the concept is well illustrated in the body-mind-spirit gestalt (IQ,EQ,BQ) where a tangible proof of wholeness has real life values. A body temple would simply be a flimsy facade without a generous BQ. How do you know if your BQ is low? You would probably feel chronically depressed and run-down, irritable, unsociable, or worse; fearful and unloved.

The concept of BQ emerged from a personal experience of making simple but significant changes to my diet –I went raw; meat, milk, eggs, everything– and the impact was immediate. Previously, my diet was about 50% raw (mainly fruits and vegetables) and for a time I struggled with the challenge of undoing preconditioned aversions to foods like raw meat. The “power of food” took on such a profound meaning that I started a quest for information seeking support and comfort for these ‘new’ ideas –not new at all! In fact, the scientific literature is loaded with studies and experiments that few people have dared to publicize against the prevailing food conventions of our time.

A high BQ is a true measure of health, and no one can tell you how to measure it –you will just know. The word ‘health’ means ‘whole’ and it also means ‘holy’. Your BQ is the natural intelligence that integrates the living substance of the earth with the body-mind of your animal creature. It is 90% of your physical material and mediates the quality of your existence. It’s your ‘in-forming principle’. Raising my own BQ has resulted in a deep sense of groundedness and satisfaction that has stabilized and empowered my ‘other’ intelligences. All I can say is TRY IT!

Getting started:
…is a willingness to improve and eliminate the refined, processed and toxic additives from your diet, choosing instead to eat foods the way nature provides and do your own ‘processing’.
This wonderful essay from the Weston A. Price foundation highlights the gifts of health from the lessons of ‘traditional primitives’. http://www.westonaprice.org/traditional_diets/ancient_dietary_wisdom.html

excerpts:
“Price took photograph after photograph of beautiful smiles and noted that the natives were invariably cheerful and optimistic. Such people were characterized by ‘splendid physical development’ and an almost complete absence of disease, even those living in physical environments that were extremely harsh”.

..”groups that had come into contact with traders or missionaries and had abandoned their traditional diet for foodstuffs [like]..sugar, refined grains, canned foods, pasteurized milk and devitalized fats and oils…[had] rampant tooth decay, infectious illness and degenerative conditions. Children born to parents who had adopted the so-called civilized diet had crowded and crooked teeth, narrowed faces, deformities of bone structure and reduced immunity to disease. Price concluded that race had nothing to do with these changes..”

“In the Swiss village where Price began his investigations, the inhabitants lived on rich dairy products –unpasteurized milk, butter, cream and cheese– dense rye bread, meat occasionally, bone broth soups and the few vegetables they could cultivate during the short summer months…The children went barefoot in frigid streams during weather that forced Dr. Price and his wife to wear heavy wool coats; nevertheless childhood illnesses were virtually nonexistent and there had never been a single case of TB in the village.”

“African cattle-keeping tribes like the Masai consumed no plant foods at all; just meat, blood and milk….Southsea islanders..ate seafood of every sort..along with pork meat and fat and a variety of plant foods including coconut, manioc and fruit. Insects were another common food in all regions except the Arctic…”

“Price discovered ‘The diets of healthy native groups contained at least 10 times more vitamin A and vitamin D than the American diet of his day. These vitamins are found only in animal fats –butter, lard, egg yolks, fish oils and foods with fat-rich cellular membranes like liver and other organ meats, fish eggs and shell fish. Price referred to the fat soluble vitamins as ‘catalysts’ or ‘activators’ upon which the assimilation of all the other nutrients depended..”

“..researchers used such foods very successfully for the treatment of respiratory diseases such as TB, asthma, allergies and emphysema. One of these was Francis Pottenger whose sanirorium in Monrovia California served liberal amounts of liver, butter, cream and eggs to convalescing patients….Dr. Price consistently found that healthy ‘primitives’ whose diets contained adequate nutrients from animal protein and fat had a cheerful, positive attitude to life.”

…more to come

October 4, 2009

Quarantine

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Quarantine is “old medicine” reinvigorated for our times because “novel pathogens, both deliberate and newly emerging, may not be amenable to existing modern countermeasures..” . According to this policy report created by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS, Homeland Security), we live in “a time that has witnessed almost twenty new diseases in two decades [1980-2000] and the deliberate release of Bacillus anthracis through the mail”. http://www.birdflumanual.com/resources/Official_Pandemic_Plans/files/Quarantine%20Guidelines%20CSIS%202Nov2005.pdf

In the history of the United States, public health measures were matters for individual states with the federal government adopting a support role by a formal request for assistance, codified in 1824 by a landmark Supreme Court case, Gibbons v. Ogden. “The Court held that ‘the completely internal commerce of a State..may be considered as reserved for the State itself’ [and] that under the Constitution ‘states are [therefore] able to pass inspection laws, quarantine laws, health laws of every description, as well as laws for regulating the internal commerce of a state’.” In the decades that followed, however, new diseases like yellow fever and cholera strained at the meager resources of pioneer towns and unprepared officials.

In 1878, during a major spread of yellow fever up the Mississippi Valley that claimed 20,000 lives, Congress passed the National Quarantine Act that empowered the Marine Hospital Service (MHS) to dispatch health officers and materiel to any needed area. The Surgeon General of the time, John Maynard Woodworth, is described as having “ambitious goals for the MHS..to provide health services to the entire nation”. http://leda.law.harvard.edu/leda/data/525/vanderhook2.html The Marine Hospital Service had been chartered 80 years previously in 1798 as the Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen, funded by a tax on sailors’ salaries, long noted as vectors for the spread of illness dating back to the Black Plague of 1347 when the first quarantine was imposed on ships in Venice, Italy.

The National Quarantine Act of 1878 strengthened US government power to regulate immigration, granted in 1875, which was formerly a right of the states. (US Supreme Court, California case ‘Chy Lung v. Freeman et. al’). Over the next 22 years federal authority was bolstered by a series of legislation designed to exclude undesirable immigrants and impose interstate quarantines until a turning point was reached for the consolidation of federal public health powers in 1900 with a return of the Black Death. It was far from the first time that plague had circulated in America, but the difference was in newly acquired facilities and agencies developed in the intervening years since 1878.

During an outbreak of smallpox in 1895 in Eagle Pass, Texas, MHS physician Milton J. Rosenau was appointed by the Surgeon General to manage a ‘sanitary cordon’ with 20 guardsmen to prevent a group of 300 itinerants from infecting the townspeople. Milton Rosenau was soon appointed as the chief of the new U.S. Hygienic Laboratory, becoming its second director in 1899. The initial director appointed in 1898, Joseph Kinyoun, was the first responder to an outbreak of plague in San Francisco’s Chinatown. He called upon his associate Milton Rosenau*, to bring a 2-man team to manage the crisis; Simon Flexner** and Llewelys Barker. The entire event was fiercely controversial and lasted for several years. The city of S.F. was undergoing intense political turmoil at the onset and the threat of plague, spread widely by stories in national newspapers, dealt a devastating blow to the state’s economy, eventually unseating its governor who claimed all along that the proofs of plague were unfounded.

Two years before the outbreak in 1898, the Marine Hospital Service and its reigning Surgeon General Wyman, had lost a major bid for federalization at the hands of states-rights defenders, but from 1901 onward the federal government had the power to “enforce quarantines without deference to state health laws”. The record of dissent against this power remains in the arguments raised in 1878: “that such power would interfere with fundamental states’ rights…the power to control quarantine is, in essence, the ability to control the threats visited upon one’s own body…[and] would remove from cities and states the ability to protect themselves..as they saw fit and give the MHS [todays NIH] undue power: Is the General Government preparing for the mustering and maintenance of an expensive local health police –an army of sanitarians that, like locusts in the field, eat up our substance and usurp our liberties?”


*Milton J. Rosenau
-served the MHS as SanFrancisco’s quarantine officer from 1895-1898 and would have been well familiar with the socio-political climate in the years before the plague outbreak! Prior to his service in San Francisco, Rosenau was in Europe attending courses in Berlin and Vienna and advising the US consulars in Hamburg and Antwerp. During his years as the chief of the Hygienic Laboratory (1899-1909) he transformed the agency from a ‘one-man-show’ into a campus-based research facility, and continued his career (1909-1935) at Harvard where he became the chair of the new Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene, Harvard’s School of Public Health.
   During the Spanish Flu of 1918, Rosenau was a Navy chief supervising Boston’s Chelsea Naval Hospital, where he famously attempted to infect ‘volunteer’ sailors, released from detention, with the mucous of flu victims. Despite direct spraying in the face/nose/throat and subjecting the men to continual exposure in the sick wards, they did not contract the Spanish Flu. Boston was a notorious hotspot for the contagion, and the most frightful accounts emanate from the Army’s Fort Devens.
   In addition to his quarantine and Naval duites, Milton Rosenau became an expert on polio and milk-pasteurization, writing “The Milk Question” in 1912. He served the Massachusetts State Board of Health from 1913 to 1922, after which he traveled to Russia and Palestine on fact-finding missions. After 1935 and his term at Harvard, Rosenau moved to the University of North Carolina where he established the School of Public Health,  its dean until his death in 1946.

**Simon Flexner
-previously at Johns Hopkins working with William Welch (1895-1898) and also traveling abroad on investigative medical missions, accepted a post at the University of Pennsylvania until his appointment as Director of the Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research (RIMR) in 1903, where he served until his retirement in 1936. His most enduring medical legacy is the development of a meningitis vaccine, presumed to have been the test vaccine given to soldiers at Fort Riley, Kansas in 1918 by Rockefeller administrator Frederick Gates. 


On page 11 of the CSIS/bird flu manual linked above, the claim is made that “The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19..infected a fifth of the world’s population, killing an estimated 675,000 Americans…Many of those suffering from the Spanish Flu were subjected to quarantine and isolation,…existing local quarantine stations were gradually turned over to federal control. By 1921, all quarantine stations were transferred to the federal government.” What had been a national ‘stealth’ power of public health in 1901 was functionally manifest in the aftermath of the Great Influenza and defined again in 1944 with the passage of the Public Health Services Act, passed in wartime under the administration of FDR. The US Army documents that the greatest number of influenza cases ever on record occurred in 1943-44, albeit less fatal.

But, for modern purposes, health authorities look to tuberculosis in bringing definition of the challenges inherent in disease control. “TB was once the leading cause of death in the United States…Globally, in 2003, an estimated 8.8 million people were infected and 1.75 million deaths occurred due to all forms of the disease.” Why choose TB for an example and not HIV/AIDS? The true answer may be a complex confrontation between the ‘overlapping’ definitions of “contagious” and “infectious”. TB is an aerosolized pathogen like influenza with the property of having developed multi-drug-resistant forms (MDR-TB) which “requires a minimum regimen of six months of daily drugs..[if] treatment is completed”. It has a long history of being fearful and fatal to the public resulting in quarantines, and the creation of an early NGO, the National Tuberculosis Association, which changed its name to the American Lung Association and came under the political control of the Laskers***. Modern TB patients who do not finish the entire course of drug treatment as prescribed are considered “noncompliant” and “In 1992, the US CDC found that 25 percent of all TB patients were noncompliant [and] recommended the use of quarantines to ensure treatment”.

The CDC’s euphemistic ‘guidelines’ were applied in New York City to “detained noninfectious TB patients in the Goldwater Hospital until they were cured…median length of confinement was 168 days; one patient was detained for an unprecedented 654 days [22 months]. Patients in other hospitals were only held an average for half that time” [10 or 11 months?]. Somehow and at some time, quarantine has become synonymous with forced treatment in lieu of a public perception to the contrary. Seemingly, forced treatment was not the case in the recent SARS outbreak of 2003, but forced quarantine with accompanying violence was a part of the larger picture of SARS.

***Laskers
Albert D. Lasker (1880-1952), considered the founder of modern advertising, was the CEO of ‘Lord and Thomas’ company for 40 years, specializing in the promotion of liquor, tobacco and food products. Lasker’s family roots in Galveston,TX and Germany generated wealth through the cotton exchange and flour-milling. Albert got a jump on a political career as well in 1917 as an assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture. Under FDR, he became an Asst. Sec. of the Navy. His friends, William ‘Wild Bill’ Donovan (OSS) and Lewis L. Strauss (Navy Admiral and chief of the Atomic Energy Commission), introduced him to his future wife Mary Woodard, a daughter of a banker who worked as a New York art buyer. The Laskers are noted for taking control of the American Cancer Society in 1944 and using a power base that included the American Heart Assoc., the American Lung Assoc. and the American Public Health Assoc. to drive national health policy. The 1946 National Mental Health Act was a key piece of legislation for the Lasker agenda, enabled by high-powered friends and insiders like Clark M. Clifford and Paul G. Hoffman. Mary Lasker worked together with Florence Mahoney and Anna Rosenberg lobbying privately in Wash,DC. The Lasker Award in medicine is presented by the foundation they established in 1942.


In the section “Quarantines Post 9/11” on page 12 (birdflumanual/CSIS) it’s stated that “most US states are ill prepared to undertake a large-scale quarantine…no large-scale quarantine has been implemented within US borders in modern day”. This is one of the many reasons, along with uncontrollable international travel and commerce, that the federal government has instead funded “international disease prevention”. Federal authority at home, however, is poised to override the actions of any state “if it is believed that a state’s actions are inadequate” and the CSIS evidently found this to be so, writing “most –if not all– states today lack operational plans”.

“Through a combination of vigilance and pure luck, the United States was able to elude a large-scale SARS outbreak” notes CSIS. What happened with SARS? Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome was an emerging infection that started in November of 2002 in Guangdong Province, China –the same region that saw China’s first influenza over a century ago. What began as a local outbreak was ‘carried’ to Hong Kong by a medical doctor who reportedly infected 12 people in his hotel who then further carried the infection into Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam and Toronto, Canada. The outbreak spread to Taiwan where the highest recorded number of people were affected; 150,000 ordered into quarantine, bringing the global total near to 200,000. The undeniable element in the SARS outbreak was that medical personnel became the VECTOR.

“In Hong Kong, over 22% of those hospitalized for SARS were medical workers; in areas of Taiwan the number reached 33%; and in Toronto, 46%”!! Only in an upside-down, inside-out reality does it seem as if exposed medical workers were victims of the public, and yet sick medical workers were allowed to continue and interact with “proper equipment”. Is it not curious, with known and documented associations of vaccines causing illness, that 46% of the Toronto health workers who were hospitalized corresponds very closely to western statistics of health workers who receive regular vaccinations? Sick medical workers who were able to perform did so because “almost all response teams were severely overburdened and understaffed”, an echo of the state of stress in US Public Health labs during the 2009 spring H1N1 episode. Field tactics used during the SARS epidemic included “phone calls, house visits, electronic picture monitoring and electronic tagging of noncompliant detainees” in a variety of settings from family homes to detention camps; the same techniques being broadcast as applicable to today’s pandemic, minus other measures forecast to ensure compliance such as road-block dragnets. What is the likelihood that these measures will be used? On a return to this subject, I’ll post some examples from the news.

September 26, 2009

ONE MEDICINE


The agencies that are managing the current swine flu plan-demic are promoting the program of One Medicine: the merging of human and veterinary treatment protocols for “integrating control of disease…in a quest for more knowledge in management of populations.” [quoted here, http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/mpvm/newsletter.pdf] One world, one system, and One Medicine.

With this view in mind, the swine flu pandemic is an opportunity to test the current status of the human population for genetic modifications already accomplished over decades of inoculations and treatment with animal-based DNA products. Statistics provided so far from military flu surveillance and the outbreak in Mexico are showing that approx. one-third of younger people (under age 40) in North America carry the zoonotic AH1N1 flu genes, that manifest in the case of illness. I can only speculate at this point what the true intentions of differentiated batches of vaccines are meant to do, but it does seem clear that One Medicine seeks to adapt the coming generations to universalized protocols.

At the other end of this spectrum are the genetically modified animals such as these dairy goats developed at the University of California at Davis –GMO goats, http://www.ucdavis.edu/spotlight/0609/better_milk/index.html?homeflash=true, modified with human genes to give human qualities to their milk. The soft-sell is always about the usefulness of these “agricultural products” (goats) in solving human problems. The reality is that forced genetic modification is dissolving important species barriers, and human beings themselves will simply become two-legged livestock.

As if this is not spooky enough, a news story today (video found here, http://gmy.news.yahoo.com/) titled “Expecting two, but not twins” reports that a human mother is having a ‘rare’ multiple pregnancy “like animals have”. According to this report, only 10 such pregnancies in humans have ever been recorded. This story, in symbol if not in substance, reminds me where this is going…..

September 22, 2009

Vaccine Nation

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Video documentary, Vaccine Nation
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TdSp3hyuHk&feature=related ( 10 parts, complete)

The film opens with historical scenes of the Salk polio vaccine, declared the greatest victory of modern public health practice, only polio is not contagious. The cause is systemic poisoning by chemicals and radiation. It’s a type of ‘flu’ that can, if severe, result in paralysis and death. Early neurologists of the Victorian era understood polio/paralysis as a brain and central nervous -cns- “infection”. Yale researcher David Bodian (in the 1940s) flatly called it encephalitis “in every case”.

The nutshell on polio: In 1902, the medical data collected in Europe on the illness for over three decades was finally published in the United States, including the long-term degenerative ‘sequelae’ which is called post-polio syndrome today (PPS, weakness, brain ‘fog’, myalgia, “aging”, etc.). Before WWI, the Rothschild’s hospital in NYC became a center for polio research and treatment while this ‘phenomenon’ of paralysis was hardly known to the broader medical community. Results of thousands of case studies were published by the Hospital of Joint Diseases’ most prominent practitioner, founder and world polio expert, Dr. Henry Frauenthal, who plunged to his death in 1927 from the top of the 7-story hospital building. For many years of its expansion(1919 to 1925), the Hospital for Joint Diseases was guided by its young president, Lewis L. Strauss (Kuhn, Loeb & Co. partner) who later became the executive chair of the Atomic Energy Commission during the mid-1950s when the polio vaccine was given to the public.
 
Poliovirus discovery, credited to Karl Landsteiner in Vienna in 1908, was subsequently confirmed by Simon Flexner, director of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York City,who went on to lead the nation’s research effort during the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. During the same time frame (earlier, autumn 1917), his younger brother Bernard, known as an “ardent Zionist”,  led a Red Cross mission to Romania which routed supply trains across Siberia to Russia’s capital, Petrograd, in the weeks before the Bolshevik revolution.  Bernard, founding member of the CFR, and signer of the Paris Peace accords for the Zionist Organization of America,  spearheaded Nation-building for the Zionists in Palestine during the 20s and selective relocation for displaced Jewish scholars making their exodus out of Germany in 1933. Their younger brother Abraham, who wrote the Flexner Report (1910) which completely ‘reformed’ medical education in the U.S., went on to serve as president of both Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations’ General Education Board(s). In 1930, Abraham Flexner founded Princeton’s Institute of Advanced Study, where many displaced scholars found an institutional home, including Albert Einstein, John von Neumann and Eugene Wigner, 3 key persons in the making of the Atom Bomb. After WW2, J. Robert Oppenheimer became the director at Princeton IAS, and Lewis L. Strauss was its Board of Directors chairman.
 
The Rockefeller Institute also opened a Princeton, N.J. facility prior to U.S. involvement in WWI to specifically study animal diseases and perform field testing –cited in the blog (Pandemic Unfolding) as supervising the ‘swine flu’ experiments that inserted a human influenza virus into an infectious ‘swine’ flu bacterium in 1937. At the time of the Spanish Flu outbreak (Feb-Mar 1918), however, The Rockefeller Foundation’s administrator and chemobiologist, Frederick Gates, was in Fort Riley Kansas overseeing a meningitis vaccine program for the troops, perhaps a major contributor to the deaths on base. Influenza is caused by systemic poisoning, vaccine or not.  Any number of viruses may be involved, just as in polio, there as a crisis-response.  Adjuvants and additives were possibly much more deadly in earlier vaccines,  like “Freund’s Complete Adjuvant” which was quickly discontinued after mass inoculations, as was silicone. Today the adjuvant squalene is known as a trigger in multiple and horrific auto-immune reactions in the complex of Gulf War Syndrome illness. In the film linked above, producer and health practitioner Gary Null looks at the tragic consequences of Shaken Baby Syndrome as another result of vaccine-induced damage.
 
After the 1976 swine flu vaccine debacle, a number of public statements by physicians were published in reports by Eleanor McBean and Ida Honorof, including this, from Dr. Robert M. Simpson:
“Immunization programs against flu, measles, mumps and polio may actually be seeding humans with RNA to form proviruses which will then become latent cells throughout the body…some of these could be molecules in search of a disease, which under proper conditions become activated…”

…that is, if you survive the inoculations. Vaccines bypass not only the natural defenses of the immune system, but as the previous post would indicate, they bypass the natural regulation of the brain. In other words, vaccines are an attack upon the human brain. Flexner, Landsteiner, Salk, Sabin, George Merck, Maurice Hilleman, and all the creators of vaccines have been imposing the war strategy of Protocol No. 5 “to debilitate the public mind”.  Last century’s polio researchers may not have had an elegant biological explanation, but they did understand the nature of the damage.

September 20, 2009

Dis-ease Begins In The Brain


Have you heard that Influenza is not contagious?…perhaps no one has explained it adequately, but the work of Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer and his German New Medicine illustrates how this is so.

Dr. Hamer has developed a brilliant system of diagnoses with the use of CT (computerized tomography, radiograph) scanning based on his personal experience with cancer. Against considerable odds of persecution and imprisonment, the German New Medicine is “standing traditional medicine on its head”. Literally, one thinks. The New Medicine embraces a comprehensive approach of brain-directed injury and healing that employs the total resources of an organism’s biological ‘stuff’ in the process we call disease.  The brain displays the initial ‘injury’, what Hamer calls the “HH” or “Hamer’s seat”, as an energetic disturbance on a radiograph. The affected area of the brain highlights the corresponding organ(s) where an injury develops (lesion, ulcer, tumor, etc.) and a healing crisis ensues.

The cause of tissue/organ injury results from a “conflict shock” –great emotional stress– that begins what the doctor calls the “Dirk Hamer Syndrome” (DHS) named for his son who was murdered, initiating his own personal conflict-shock which led to cancer within a matter of 3 months.
Through this crisis, and considerable experience as a physician, Dr. Hamer gained his insight. Fear, grief and intense emotion, whether sudden or chronic, avoidable or unavoidable, has everything to do with it. Emotions are the ‘chooser’ of the time/place of illness. Disease returns when the emotional causes of it remain. “Biological conflict-shock is not a complex Freudian abstraction; it is a real life conflict that is very acute, traumatic and usually isolating (not easy to discuss or mull over with others)…Typically, it is life-threatening or fear-inducing news that causes this kind of shock. Hence, the sadly self-fulfilling aspect of a [disease]..”

According to New Medicine “every disease has a two-phased occurrence”, described as “cold” and “warm”. Cold being the “conflict-active” phase, the initiating sequence, and Warm being the “conflict-resolved”, or healing, phase. Dr. Hamer’s english-language website, http://www.newmedicine.ca/overview.php, explains:..”traditional medical practice has not correctly recognized a single disease. The healing-phase (e.g. ‘grippe’ or flu) in the cold diseases was either overlooked or misdiagnosed as a separate disease…These cold and warm diseases were not individual diseases but actually one of the two phases of one illness. Moreover, the cold phase is always first and the warm is always the second.”

“Dr. Hamer states that the biology of humans or animals is neither senseless nor without a system; there are no meaningless or random cancerous growths and no senseless or randomly occurring microbes…The brain directs all microbes. The immune system, traditionally imagined as a sort of army in the body fighting malignant cancerous cells and malignant [proliferating] microbes in a great battle, does not exist in this sense…no disease need be fatal.”…”Microbes, our helpers and companions, are directed by the brain. Microbes have worked for us, not against us, as faithful servants over umpteen billions of years of evolution…All microbes are more or less specialized, not only in view of the organs they work on, but also in the way and style in which they work..”

“Viruses are simply construction or reconstruction workers. They bring about significant swelling and refill ulcers and cellular substance losses..”

“Bacteria function as clean-up workers..”

“Fungi and mycobacteria are a destruction crew, i.e. they destroy..tumors..”

“The Spanish have coined a term for the German New Medicine; they call it La Medicina Sagrada (the Sacred Medicine)…nature is orderly…every occurrence in nature is meaningful…”

September 19, 2009

U.S. Victory for Forced Vaccination

 

In 1905, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of the States to pass statutes instituting compulsory vaccination in the case of Jacobson v. Massachusetts. http://supreme.justia.com/us/197/11/case.html, excerpts below: 

[The defendant, Mr. Jacobson, refused to be vaccinated (for smallpox) by the local Massachusetts authorities in 1902, offering to] “prove that vaccination ‘quite often’ caused serious and permanent injury to the health of the person vaccinated; that the operation ‘occasionally’ resulted in death; that it was ‘impossible’ to tell ‘in any particular case’ what the results of vaccination would be or whther it would injure the health or result in death; that ‘quite often’ one’s blood is in a certain condition of impurity when it is not prudent or safe to vaccinate him; that there is no practical test by which to determine..whether one’s blood is in such a condition; that vaccine matter is ‘quite often’ impure and dangerous..; that the defendant refused to submit to vaccination for the reason that he had ‘when a child’ been caused great and extreme suffering for a long period of time by a disease produced by vaccination, and that he had witnessed a similar result of vaccination not only in the case of his son, but in the cases of others.”

The previous decision made by the Massachusetts Supreme Court found that Jacobson had not proved these offers and “the defendant did not offer to prove that, by reason of his then condition, he was in fact not a fit subject of vaccination at the time he was informed of the requirement of the regulation adopted by the Board of Health”. The new decision before the U.S. Supreme Court was neither to prove or disprove the efficacy of vaccination, but to determine the right of the State to pass its own statutes of public health.

The document webpage above from Jacobson’s case records that, in the lower court trial, the “defendant refused to be vaccinated…the defendant made numerous offers of proof. But the trial court ruled that each and all of the facts offered to be proved by the defendant were immaterial, and excluded all proof of them. The defendant..asked numerous instructions to the jury, among which were the following: That ..of the Revised Law(s) of Massachusetts was in derogation of the rights secured to the defendant by the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States…That the section referred to was in derogation of the rights secured to the defendant by the Fourteenth Amendment…especially..of the clauses of that amendment providing that no state shall make or enforce any law abridging the privileges or immunities of citizens..nor deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process…nor deny to any person..equal protection of the laws…”. A verdict of guilty was returned…The case was then continued for the opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. That court..sustained the action of the trial court.

[the Mass. Supreme Court..delivered the opinion]..Although the Preamble indicates the general purposes for which the people ordained and established the Constitution, it has never been regarded as the source of any substantive power conferred on the Government of the United States or on any of its Departments…The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts said in the present case: “Let us consider the offer of evidence which was made by the defendant Jacobson…which he offered to prove as to what a vaccine consists of, is nothing more than a fact of common knowledge upon which the statute is founded and proof of it was unnecessary and immaterial…his personal opinion, which could not be taken as correct..[and] could not affect the validity of the statute nor entitle him to be excepted…

The other eleven propositions all relate to alleged injurious or dangerous effects of vaccination. The defendant offered to prove or show by competent evidence these so-called facts. Each of them  in its nature, is such that it cannot be stated as a truth, otherwise than as a matter of opinion. The only ‘competent evidence’ that could presented to the court..was the testimony of experts giving their opinions. It would not have been competent to introduce the medical history of individual cases. [The judges] would have considered this testimony of experts in connection with the facts, that for nearly a century most of the members of the medical profession have regarded vaccination, repeated after intervals, as a preventive..while they have recognized the possibility of injury to an individual…risk of such an injury too small to be seriously weighed as against the benefits…If the defendant had been permitted to introduce such expert testimnoy as he had in support of these several propositions, it could have changed the result.. [but] would not have justified the court in holding that the legislature had transcended its power in enacting this statute.

The authority of the State to enact this statute is to be referred to what is commonly called the police power –a power which the State did not surrender when becoming a member of the Union under the Consitution. [This court]..has distinctly recognized the authority of a State to enact quarantine laws and “health laws of every description”… The defendant insists that his liberty is invaded when the State subjects him to fine or imprisonment for neglecting or refusing to submit to vaccination; that a compulsory vaccination law is unreasonable, arbitrary and oppressive, and therefore hostile to the inherent right of every freeman to care for his own body and health in such a way as to him seems best, and that the execution of such a law…is nothing short of an assault upon his person. But the liberty secured by the Constitution..to every person..does not import an absolute right in each person to be, at all times and in all circumstances, wholly freed from restraint. There are manifold restraints to which every person is necessarily subject for the common good. On any other basis, organized society could not exist with safety for its members. Society based on the rule that each one is a law unto himself would soon be confronted with disorder and anarchy…This court has more than once recognized it as a fundamental principle that “persons and property are subjected to all kinds of restraints and burdens in order to secure the general comfort, health and prosperity of the State…”

Applying these principles to the present case…[the] authority to determine for all what ought to be done in such an emergency..was appropriate for the legislature [and] a Board of Health..because of their fitness to determine such questions…[A] community has the right to protect itself against an epidemic of disease which threatens the safety of its members..[and] to affirm..the methods most usually employed to eradicate that disease…[This] court recognized the right of a State to pass sanitary laws, laws for the protection of life, liberty, health or property within its limits, laws to prevent persons and animals suffering under contagious or infectious diseases, or convicts, from coming within its borders….[It] was the duty of the constituted authorities primarily to keep in view the welfare, comfort and safety of the many, and not permit the interests of the many to be subordinated to the wishes or convenience of the few.

An American citizen..may..be held in quarantine against his will…he may be compelled, by force if need be, against his will and without regard to his personal wishes,..pecuniary interests, or even his religious or political convictions, to take his place in the ranks of the army of his country and risk the chance of being shot down in its defense..

[The vaccination] statute..makes no exception in the case of adults..[and] is equally applicable to all…The latest case upon the subject of which we are aware is Viemeister v. White, President & c., decided very recently by the Court of Appeals of New York…That case involved the validity of a statute excluding from the public schools all children who had not been vaccinated…[text 1=”judgement” 2=”included” language=”of”][/text][/text] “It must be conceded that some layman..and some physicians of great skill and repute, do not believe that vaccination is a preventive…The common belief, however, is that it has a decided tendency to prevent the spread of..fearful disease…While not accepted by all, it is accepted by the mass of the people as well as by most members of the medical profession. It is generally accepted in theory and generally applied in practice..like common knowledge [and] does not require evidence..but may be acted upon without proof by the legislature and the courts”…The possibility that the belief may be wrong, and that science may yet show it to be wrong, is not conclusive, for the legislature has the right to pass laws which, according to the common belief of the people, are adapted to prevent the spread of contagious diseases…practical legislation admits to no other standard…

While we do not decide and cannot decide that vaccination is a preventive.., we take judicial notice of the fact that this is the common belief of the people of the State [and] hold that the statute in question is a health law, enacted in a reasonable and proper exercise of the police power.

[Justices Brewer and Peckham, dissent]

September 15, 2009

Anatomy of an Outbreak

 

Before it slips into popular memory as the first pandemic second-wave outbreak affecting “thousands”, events of Washington State University’s swine flu scare need a closer look. For the benefit of distressed parents, students, and staff, WSU created a blog to keep their community informed, so says the WSU administration, listed here http://hws.wsu.edu/blog/default.asp as a service of the campus Health and Wellness Services, executive director Bruce R. Wright. The blog was initiated on Sept. 1, with the first post appearing as Sept.2.

According to general news reports, such as Sept.7 (http://www.kansascity/440/story/1429055.html) the swine flu was suspected of infecting 2,200 students. Subsequent reports over the next 2-3 days raised the number to 2,600. (http://cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/09/09/washington.flu.university/index.html?… and http://cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/09/10/washington.flu.university/index.html). The end result, if it can be considered ended, is that one person was hospitalized for dehydration and in a statement from Dr. Dennis Garcia, “The symptoms are fairly mild; some people have said milder than a regular case of the flu.” The kansascity.com version (Sep07) is more forthcoming on details than CNN: “About 2,200 students at WSU have contacted the health service so far, and Garcia estimated 1,000 more may have gotten sick…The outbreak at WSU began soon after classes started [Aug24]..and officials at that time thought it might last six to eight weeks, ‘But if this weekend
is any indication, it could be over in another couple of weeks’ Dr. Garcia said.” WSU had been informed to expect as many as 5,000 cases.

The flu blog indicates, in part, the meaning of the 2,200 students who “contacted the health service” and ended up counted as H1N1 swine flu victims. The entry on Sep02, http://hws.wsu.edu/blog/default.asp?Username=healthycoug&EntryID=127 records “in addition to tracking the patients we checked in, we started to track all patient contacts for influenza-like illness. This number would include conversations with our telephone nurse as well as patients who came in, spoke with a nurse, and then decided they could self-care…
   “We had a total of  208 patient contacts yesterday for influenza-like illness (…86 phone nurse conversations, 72 drop-ins who decided to self-care and 50 patients who were seen by providers)…”

As the Sep02 entry notes, all testing had previously been discontinued –in other words, the only specimen tests of the outbreak were taken sometime on or between Aug 25 and Sep 01 when the numbers totalled 400 patient contacts. The other 1,800-2,200 counted by CNN, et.al., had to have come within the next 8 days, which piles on as much as 270 or more cases each day, at a time when the WSU staff was reporting that things were beginning to wane, perhaps 40 to 50 people calling or coming to the clinic.

The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report has yet to record or report any positive swine flu results from WSU, but as the blog states, “It is also possible to have H1N1 and not test positive for type A influenza. We are treating all patients with influenza-like illness symptoms as if they have H1N1.”

Incidentally, on the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (listed here, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5810.pdf) Seattle’s University of Washington is the only institution that has more than one person on the committee, and one of them, Kathleen Neuzil, happens to be the Chair of the ACIP Influenza Working Group –just a coincidence. ( WSU is way to the east, on the Idaho border just a few miles from the University of Idaho http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pullman_Washington ) Washington University’s other participant, Janet Englund, was noted last year at the ACIPs Feb08 meeting to have a “conflict of interest” where she was advised to disclose “that she has research support from **Sanofi Pasteur and MedImmune. All other ACIP members present declared no conflicts” according to the CDC. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip/downloads/min-feb08.pdf (page 7).

Is it reasonable to assume that 1,000 WSU students could go missing 3-5 days without the health authorities or campus staff knowing? The University’s flu guidance page (http://h1n1flu.wsu.edu) recommends under “more flu guidance” that students follow Regulation 73 for Absences which states, “Absences impede a student’s academic progress and should be avoided”, continuing with proceedures on squaring the missing time with instructors, www.registrar.wsu.edu/Registrar/Apps/AcadRegs.ASPX. Given ‘pandemic awareness’ and tracking protocols, does that make sense?

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**Sanofi (makers of FluZone, Lyons France) and MedImmune (makers of FluMist, Gaithersburg, Maryland) exclusively  provide the U.S. military with mandatory vaccines http://www.cdc.gov/eid/content/13/4/617.htm

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Wash. and Spin, cleaning up the numbers from WSU

Using the given data provided by the WSU Health & Wellness blog, the maximum number of possible suspect cases of flu does not exceed 1,700 right up to the present (Sep18). At the time the AP wire advertised the story around the country, claiming 2,200, (Sep07), the figures out of WSU showed a max. possible of under 1,000. The holiday weekend was still in progress (four days counted, Sep04-07) averaging 50 ‘total contacts’ each day. ‘Contacts’ include the phone-based outreach done by the H&W clinic.

The graph below uses WSU figures from the flu blog. Accepted as given is the possible cases for August beginning on the first day of classes, Aug. 24, as 392 possible cases. (Posted Sep01 http://hws.wsu.edu/blog/default.asp?Username=healthycoug&EntryID=125)

Date(posted)// Date(actual)// Total contacts//phone only//self-care,spoke to nurse//seen by provider

Sep 2…………….9-1……………………..208……………….86………………72…………………………….50
Sep 3…………….9-2……………………..185……………….72………………53…………………………….60
Sep 4…………….9-3……………………..114……………….42………………49…………………………….23
Sep 8…………….9/4-7………………….210……………….86………………65…………………………….59
Sep 9…………….9-8……………………..169……………….89………………36…………………………….44 *(saw physician)
Sep10……………9-9……………………..128……………….64………………37…………………………….27 *
Sep11……………9-10……………………..68……………….17………………28……………………………..13 *
Sep14……………9-11……………………..42……………….19……………….3………………………………20 *
Sep14……………9/12-13………………..26………………..9………………..–………………………………17 *
Sep15……………9-14……………………..60……………….26………………12……………………………..22 *
Sep16……………9-15……………………..33……………….12………………11………………………………10 *
Sep17……………9-16……………………..29……………….10……………….9………………………………10 *
Sep18……………9-17……………………..38……………….15………………12………………………………11

The actual number of students who saw a “provider”, sometimes listed as ‘physician’ (*), is 366 for Sep 1–17. At another WSU blog, http://osa.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=949&PageID=77 , the numbers for August are mentioned on (Friday) 8/28/2009 under Announcements: “The WSU Health & Wellness Services (HWS) staff has seen 179 patients with influenza-like illness since Monday. Of these 179 patients, 32 were tested for type A influenza and 7 of those tests were positive [emphasis on “type A”]. These numbers were gathered from our database and are more accurate than previous estimates. Healthcare providers in the local community have also seen WSU students…but we do not have numbers available…”

The town of Pullman, Wash. is truly an American “college town” with the campus population rivalling that of the locals. Washington State University, founded in 1890, is the state’s original and largest land-grant university, according to the wiki —http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_State_University . The Univiversity of Idaho is nearly it’s twin, chartered even a year earlier, with both schools opening their doors to students in 1892- they are also connected by a 7-mile paved bike trail and appear to have some uncompetitive parity of curricula. WSU is by far the dominant ‘tech’ school and research contractor, partnered with US gov’t agencies Dept of Energy, USDA, DARPA, and the CDC with whom it “works closely” on infectious animal diseases. In 2008, WSU received a $25million grant from the Gates Foundation for its Global Animal Health program and hosts the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. See another blog article called “Global Emerging Infections System” –applied to people by the US Dept of Defense, but clearly having the stated goal of ONE MEDICINE: the merging of veterinary and human medical science and applications.

Some of WSU’s notable alumni include Edward R. Murrow, Bill Nye “the science guy”, Timothy Leary, a past long-time San Diego Zoo director, and a leading researcher on “slow virus diseases”. 

Health policy on college campuses follows CDC and the American College Health Association guidelines, which state “Meningococcal vaccination is recommended for all first-year students living in residence halls…” http://www.acha.org/projects_programs/meningitis/disease_info.cfm#recommendation How many of the 545 students (179 + 366) whom we can assess were seen by a ‘provider’ who actually looked back at them were incoming freshman, newly vaccinated, or perhaps in need of the mandatory meningitis vaccine?

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