An Online Newsletter
Wayne Green passed away on the morning of September 13, 2013 in a peaceful, painless transition from this life on Earth. An eternal optimist, and one who loved to share his neverending zest for life, he was a friend to many and will be missed greatly. Wayne was not afraid of dying and was very much ready to embark on his next great adventure to the afterlife.
W2NSD (Sept 3, 1922 - Sept 13, 2013)
p.s. Wayne Green's longtime friend and associate Daron Libby will be keeping Wayne's on-line blog at waynegreen.com/wayne/news.html active for the foreseeable future. If you have a personal thought that you would like to see added to it, please e-mail it to email@example.com.
Enjoy listening to Helmut Licht's "Ode to Wayne":
Radio interview from two years ago .. a real treat!
There has been a disturbance in the force. And what a Force he was. He will be missed.
Learned about raw foods and so many things… wow I am truly sad.
RIP Mr Green
Chad Burnett Mesa, AZ Planet Earth
Kid's, only Wayne's carbon mass is being recycled.
If you understand.
His electrical spirit is alive, as the contrarian charge living in us.
Wow! The 60's, 70's & 80's were exciting with Wayne Green.
I hope they are ready for him, on the other side!
I used to listen to Art Bell and enjoyed the guest of many talents Wayne Green. He has been on my mind constantly, so had to do a search, only to find he has passed on. I still have his reading list, wish I had his brain!
If there were only more Wayne Greens, what a wonderful world we would be living in.
It saddens my heart to learn of the passing of Wayne Green, a good friend indeed.
I've known Wayne and Daron Libby since the earliest days of their undertaking an
amost impossible venture together in publishing the magazine NH ToDo some dozen
years ago. As I learned early on in my confabs with them, Wayne proved to be a most
exceptional person, one with a heart of gold and a constant vision that his beloved
state of New Hampshire, could be made better through a number of ideas he
felt compelled to put before those folks in Concord who are responsible for the well
being of both the state and its population.
Wayne has always been an entrepreneur's entrepreneur. He was responsible for
creating some of the most subscribed publications in existance, especially in the
area of modern communication technology. A WWII submariner, he always had a
great tale or two to tell of his action in the Navy going on the Pacific war patrols,
always under water. His insight on how to better ourselves with good health
applications will be one of the great legacies he leaves behind. Those of us who had
the privilage to know him can keep his vision of a truly healthy New Hampshire citizenry
alive by following in his footsteps and picking up the challenge to continue to advocate
the concepts he truly believed in as to how we adults can leave a trail of accomplishments
for our children and grandchildren to benefit thier lives in so many ways.
Yes, Wayne Green will be missed so very much on this earth. But, somehow, I get the
feeling that he has a whole new mission in the next world ... one that will be just as
prominent in scope as the one he left in this one.
So, Wayne, God speed to you on your journey. Perhaps, someday, we shall meet up again
in the new world, and if that does occur, I suspect you will have already prepared a whole
new adventure of your vision left in this one. We, who knew you here, surely are going to miss you.
W. R. "Bill" Carr
The Bennington Group
Back in 1988 or 1989 (memory's a little vague this far out), Wayne Green walked into the Peterborough, NH, Radio Shack where I was working and hired me (a 19-20 year old kid) on the spot to be his personal assistant. I stayed with Wayne Green Enterprises until the tail end of 1989, when something happened and there were lots of layoffs. I seem to recall there was something about loss of funds involved. Working for him had me doing everything from helping various editors with articles to doing network security checks with his head of IT. It was the first "real" job I'd ever had, and I remember that time fondly. Wayne was an amazing person, and I feel privileged and honoured to have had a chance to work with him.
A friend posted notice of Wayne's death today, and it took me a while to remember why that name was so familiar. When it hit me, I felt a sense of loss that was a bit unexpected. I hadn't thought of Wayne in many years, and when I finally remembered why the name was familiar, I realized that I had learned a lot of how to be the person that I am today from just being around Wayne at that point in my life. I regret that I never reconnected with him, or had the chance to thank him for taking a chance on a green kid in an electronics store.
Thanks for being, Wayne. I hope you're raising hell wherever you are.
- Laochailan Maghouin
I am so saddened to hear of Wayne's passing. As a kid I would read my father's 73 Magazines over and over. My dad was W1JQC, I now have his call sign. I was lucky to have an article published in 73 back in the 1980's. The article was 'VIC Ramification: Part 1", "73 Magazine "- January 1985 (Issue #292).
What I admired about Wayne was his fierce independent beliefs which he was not afraid to share. He truly changed amateur radio and helped this young kid grow up to be an electrical engineer.
I am sure Wayne is well where he is. My sympathies to his family and friends. His life really had positive impacts on so many amateur radio operators and people in general.
I got my Novice license in 1963 and mowed lawns at 50 cents per lawn to save for a subscription to 73. I subscribed in 1964 and longed for the day I could afford the $73 life subscription. I was a subscriber to the end.
I met him once many years ago and thanked him for having such a positive influence on my life.
I was very sorry to hear of Wayne's passing on the rebroadcast of the new Art Bell show tonight (Fri, Sep 20, 2013). I learned a lot listening to him on the radio, talking to him by phone, and also by email and reading over and over his book.
I know he helped many people with his astute and entertaining observations and I also know he contributed to my improved health over the years.
Regards, Mike Dennard
A great loss. RIP Wayne.
WA5QBA and 73 Lifetime subscriber #698
Wayne, you saved my youngest son's life 10 years age.
He is now a healthy 14 year old on the high school football team.
God bless you, your family and friends.
Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
For several years back in the early 60s I worked for Wayne when he started 73 Magazine. He mentored this wet-behind-the-ears kid in magazine writing, editing, and production - he was a tough taskmaster and also was incredibly generous to everyone. In all these years there haven’t been two days that have gone by when I haven’t thought about him. I reconnected with Wayne a few years ago and was delighted to find that he was as witty and sharp as he had been when we first met. An icon of amateur radio is gone.
Lenny Tamulonis, W1LVT
I was surprised to learn Wayne had died. I thought he decided not to. The announcement brought back so many memories. I was editor of 73 in the mid '60s.
I first head about 73 as a new ham in 1961, when I was a new math teacher in Ft. Myers, FL, and licensed as WA4CCH. It changed my life.
After two years teaching, I went to grad school but soon decided I didn't want to be a mathematician. Wayne was looking for help, and offered me a job as "comptroller," though I knew nothing about accounting or business. I dropped out of school after a semester, and with my wife and new baby, put our belongings in a trailer and headed off to Peterborough from Georgia in January. I was so poor that I had to borrow money from him to rent a hovel.
I soon found the job was collecting overdue bills, which I did, and it wasn't long before Virginia, who was handling the editorial production, left and since I enjoyed the privilege of a good education, started doing it. Soon I was handling it all, from soliciting ads and articles, editing, layout, dealing with the printers and post office. Everything but bookkeeping and circulation. No one told me most magazines had staffs for all that.
I focused on new technologies, and we printed the first ham articles on SSB exciters, practical transmitters and amplifiers, receivers and more.
Wayne was a visionary, but didn't like details. His greatest joy was spouting his often-inflammatory opinions and I'll admit that I lost some of the most virulent, all written in green ink on green paper.
He also liked to travel and was often gone.
Wayne held Hugh Hefner as his model, though that was challenging at a poor ham magazine. Nevertheless, this southern boy had his eyes opened during those three years in New "Hamshire."
He appointed me as the first editor of 73 other than him. Eventually, we hired Jim Fisk as assistant editor, though he was far better qualified than me. I left to pursue high tech public relations at Genrad, Teradyne, then Motorola Semiconductor and then worked in editorial positions at Electronics, EDN and as editor of Electronic Business before forming a successful pr firm in Silicon Valley in 1980.
Now I write about wine, food, travel and wine country lifestyle, but I owe an incredible debt to Wayne. He had the faith (or hope) to leave me alone to learn and do, though it sometimes felt like being thrown to the lions. I learned an immense amount and that led to a very successful career.
Seeing the note from Val takes me back and I hope we can connect. I haven't seen any of the old crew since Wayne trial over income tax issues in 1971.
Paul Franson W6VYN
I never knew about Wayne nor 73 magazine until I found the pdfs free.
Wayne's editorial in them is the reason that I have a water distiller in my basement and that I have two pure silver rods with which I make my own colloidal silver.
Although I do not believe all he said, I am sad that he has left us.
Ian, G4ICV, AB2GR
As a young ham radio operator in the 60s, I was highly influenced by Wayne and his editorial style. I admired his Never Say Die rants, and, when I was the editor of a publication many years later in the 2000's, Wayne's plucky attitude and clear writing style came through in my own rantings. I contacted Wayne a few years ago and expressed my gratitude to him for the example he provided me, and I am sure, many others. We had a fine email exchange and his warmth came through to me. I met him a few times back in the 60s and 70s, and am sorry that I will have no more opportunities to see him again in this life, but he will always be with me. 73, OM. CUL.
I had the opportunity and great pleasure of working for Wayne and 73 Magazine during a year I took off from my college electrical engineering program in 1962 – 1963 and the summer of 1964 before my senior year. Initially I lived in the big estate house in Peterborough with Wayne, Virginia and a few other young employees, some whom I still have contact with after over 50 years. It was like a family environment with Wayne doing excellent cooking and interesting discussions around the dinner table.
I very much enjoyed the time I worked for him and the magazine and learned a lot of practical business, technical and hobby skills, which were a welcomed change from the pure theory environment of college. Wayne believed that if you had confidence in yourself and a dedication to learning, you could do anything. This attitude greatly expanded my horizons and had me doing things I never imagined I could. With the help other young hams as the "ground crew" I installed numerous antenna towers, including some over 100 feet at both the big house and the mountain station. Wayne wanted best 2 meter antenna in the US at the mountain station and I installed a massive 336 element Cushcraft collinear array that made the site look like a government installation. In the Spring there were many aluminum elements scattered on the hillside, but Wayne was not surprised. Like Sam Harris, W1FZJ often said, "if your antenna stays up all winter, it was not big enough".
Thinking about Wayne brings back a flood of memories like going to the mountain station with Wayne in January at 19 degrees and using electric heaters and the kilowatt rig to get one room to a cozy 28 degrees to operate on 2 meters. Or the time Wayne suddenly closed the office, packed us all into the VW bus and took us on a three day trip to the White Mountains.
Thanks Wayne for all the great experience and good memories.
Val Barnes, K1APA
It was with great sadness that I read of Wayne's passing. I have to admit I was worried when I heard that NHToDo magazine was closing down and that Wayne had to move from his long time home.
I became acquainted with Wayne's editorials as a subscriber to CD Review. I read that magazine cover to cover each month and was introduced to a lot of good music as a result. While I never met Wayne, I corresponded with him over the years through first snail mail, and then email. Wayne was always polite (even when he didn't agree) and would always write back to me. He was truly an amazing person and will be missed.
I'm sure he's already started his next "been there done that" list.
Thank you for keeping Wayne's legacy alive. When I was a teenager in the 80's, my father was a ham. The internet was coming of age then, and I was into computers and internet programming, and never had time for ham radio. But I loved Wayne's editorials in 73 magazine.
Wayne was always a voice of positivity and optimism in what seemed like a chronically depressed world for a poor white trash boy from the slums. The new (at the time) affirmative action rules for racial and gender equality in the work place hit us the hardest. Thanks to Wayne I got to meet geniuses like Ralph Rene, listen to a lot of good music, and read a lot of interesting books.
Over the years I've had to move a bunch of times, and things went missing, as they always do. Will I be able to get replacements for his "Secret Guide to Wealth" and "How to get $1,000,000 in Free Advertising" DVD? I've waited long enough; I want to prove him right and make my first million and have the kind of fun he had.
I got connected with Wayne and 73 back in 1987, when, as a newly minted ham, I marketed a little gadget I'd invented called "The Banker," which was a memory bank controller for the Kenwood TS-940, the hottest radio of the time. I advertised my device in 73, and got to know the editor. When I suggested that I'd like to write a "Dear Abby"-style repair column, he replied, "We've been looking for years for someone to do something like that. Send us a sample!"
Thus began my writing career, which has encompassed 9 years of writing columns and feature articles for 73 and its spinoff Radio Fun, a couple of decades writing features for IEEE Spectrum, EE Times and other tech magazines, and publication in 2011 by McGraw-Hill of my current book, "How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic."
Most likely, none of it would have happened but for the Never Say Die spirit of, "Give it a try. It just might work!" that Wayne infused into his life and his magazines. Just about any construction article idea I presented was met with that encouraging attitude. "Sure, send it in." I wound up designing and building all kinds of crazy things to do those articles, learning a lot along the way. Almost all of them were accepted and published.
Through my association with 73, I met or worked with lots of talented, interesting people like Joyce Sawtelle and Bill Brown, WB8ELK. That time represents the most intellectually stimulating period I've experienced.
Wayne was an idea generator with no "off" switch. Love 'em, hate 'em, embrace 'em or cringe at 'em, those ideas kept coming right up to the end. He was an original, through and through, an iconoclast and a true visionary. What was didn't interest him nearly as much as what could be. He was instrumental in the early promotion and advancement of everything from FM repeaters and RTTY to cell phones and personal computers. The general public has no idea how its life was moved forward by this man's unrelenting enthusiasm and compulsive need to share it for the greater good.
If there's any way to get some antenna wire wherever his spirit is, I expect to hear "CQ CQ CQ de W2NSD" one of these days. Probably right on top of my QSO! (Just kidding.)
Rest in peace, Wayne. You'll always be 5 X 9 + 20 on the S-meter of life.
73 de Michael Jay Geier, KB1UM
Dear dear Wayne,
I only knew you for a few weeks and in a capacity very different from the many many people who have written to you and about you here on your blog. Your soulful vitality shined through even though your physical being was departing this earth.
You made a huge impact in my life with your warmth, wit, strength, wisdom, passion and brilliance. I will never forget you Wayne. You've inspired me to not just dream my dreams but make them happen! I have my my pads of paper ready! LOL~!
You taught me the meaning of the word Monadnock, corroborated what my doctor has been been telling me for years, made me laugh A LOT and contributed so much to humanity. .
Thank you for signing my book..."The truth will win."
May you rest in peace Wayne! See you on the other side!
Nurse at Monadnock Community Hospital
Around 1974, at age 14, I began reading 73. I loved the magazine, especially Wayne's editorials and the way he reached out to his community of readers and invited them to be a part of the magazine: "send in your reviews! Write an article for us!"
I got my ham license in 1976, and around that same time, noticed that 73 was running more and more article about microcomputers. There was a section in the magazine called I/O. I had no idea what it meant, and as a kid, had no money to buy a microcomputer, but the articles seemed interesting, so I browsed them each month.
Around 1980, I started seeing ads for Radio Shack's TRS-80. Now *that* looked like a computer to me: no front-panel switches, plug-and-play. My mom co-signed a loan so I could buy one.
And wouldn't you know, Wayne was on the scene. I was a charter subscriber to 80 Microcomputing, and still have the first issue on my bookshelves.
I was working as a typesetter for a big printing company and teaching myself BASIC programming. To help myself learn, I wrote a crude word processor. To test it, I had to write. So I did—letters, little essays about Volkswagens (I had one), things like that.
All along the way, I'd be reading 73 and 80 Microcomputing and Wayne's editorials: "send in your reviews! write an article for us!"
So I did. I wrote a review of three pieces of music software, one of which was published by Wayne's Instant Software. I printed the article and sent it to Peterborough, New Hampshire.
Some months later, a letter arrived. I still have it: "Yes! We want your article!" I couldn't have been more thrilled.
In his editorials, Wayne's didn't just invite readers to submit articles. He also invited them to work for him. "We've got a bunch of people here working long hours, having the time of their lives in a beautiful place. Send in a resume!"
So I did. Nothing came of it at first, but a year or so later, I got a call: Wayne Green Inc. had an opening for a technical editor in its book department. Was I interested?
Was I! My girlfriend (soon to become my wife) and I drove from Pittsburgh to New Hampshire, and were utterly smitten by the beauty of the Monadnock Region. I interviewed, I got the job, we moved, we married.
I worked at Wayne Green Books for a couple of years, then left to join rival Carl Helmers' company as the technical editor of Robotics Age magazine.
Big mistake. The subject didn't resonate with me the way personal computers did, and the office lacked the youthful energy of Wayne Green Inc, which had just been purchased by IDG.
Fortunately, life presented me with an Undo command: there was an opening for a technical editor at Kilobaud Microcomputing, as it was called at the time. I got the job, and we worked hard to revamp the magazine to compete with BYTE.
We had a great run for a couple of years, but there was an advertising crunch around 1984, and a lot of computer magazines folded. Microcomputing (its new name) was one of them.
One of the most exciting projects I had at Microcomputing involved helping to cover the launch of Apple's Macintosh. When the magazine folded, I sent some writing samples and a letter to Macworld, a sister IDG publication. That began a relationship that ultimately led to a move to Northern California. I wrote a monthly column for Macworld for 11 years, and also wrote scores of reviews, news stories, and features, one of which won a Computer Press Association award.
My career has also seen a dozen or so books, a two-year stint as a weekly technology columnist for the Los Angeles Times, and today, a job as a content manager for lynda.com, a major online education site.
None of this would have happened without Wayne. Without the "hey, be a part of the action!" enthusiasm of his editorials, I never would have sent in that first article or that resume.
Thank you, Wayne.
I'm sorry to hear about Wayne's passing. He was one of the most influential people in my life, for better or worse... mostly better! I started reading 73 when I was twelve. His cynicism resonated, and his writing style influenced me. My first job after college was working for Wayne and 73, in 1975-76, so I got to know him well enough up close; it was better than grad school. And I read all of the back editorials, which told his life story up to then, at least as he saw it. He should not be forgotten. He was a visionary. Perhaps he saw 150% of what was out there, but it's good to have an imagination and always dream. May we meet him some day at that great hamfest in the sky.
Fred Goldstein k1io
I would like to say that I was a "ham wanna be" back in 1978, and while
serving with the U. S. Navy in the middle of the Suez Canal, I received my first copy of a 1 year
subscription to "73 Magazine" which my Uncle Roland, W1HRI sent me for Christmas.
I read the magazine from cover to cover and was inspired to get my radio license. I wanted to
participate in all the fun.
There were a couple hams on the ship and we used to take our off time hours in the Military Affiliated Radio Service (MARS) radio shack in the back of the ship. One of the hams had a "Learn The Morse Code" code tape by Wayne.
I put that in my boom box and I was on my way. I got transferred to Midway Island, so the tape went with me and I started again. I took the Novice Exam and passed the code and written tests while on Midway Island. From there, I was transferred to Washington, DC.
I remember going to the Dayton Hamvenion when I returned and met up with Wayne after one of his presentations. He was happy that I passed my Technician Exam the day before and I was able to get my 2 meter radio while I was there. In fact, it was the first year the Volunteer Examiners gave the exams under the watchful eyes of the FCC Examiners.
I looked forward to each month's copy of 73 while stationed in the Nation's Capital.
Recently, I saw Wayne at the New England Amateur Radio Festival (NEARFEST) at the Deerfield Farigrounds in Deerfield New Hampshire in 2008 and 2009. He looked great and we chatted for a bit about his books and his amateur radio experiences. He gave a couple presentations that were standing room only.
** I loved his 73 Magazine
** I enjoyed his "Never Say Die" column/and/Editorials
** He was a "young ham" at heart and was always looking to streamline particular areas of our hobby. He always gave advice or admonished us hams for sitting on our thumbs.
I will cherish the day I met him and the warm handshake on our last parting. Wayne, whereever you are, I am happy to have met your aquaintance.
73 My Friend.
BILL POULIN, WZ1L
I had the pleasure of meeting Wayne in person a few years ago. Having been licensed in 1957 at the age of 14 years old I of course grew up with this true legend. The meeting of this bigger than life individual was a real treat and what impressed me most of all was that he treated me like one of his best friends but I guess that was just the way wayne was.
I was just telling someone that Wayne Green was a man who recognized big ideas. He didn't invent the cell phone, but he translated the idea of ham radio repeaters into a concept that could be evolved into a cell phone system and promoted the idea to Motorola executives.
In one of his other articles he mentioned seeing Jobs and Wozniak at hobbyist show and he told them to get to the Atlantic City and show those PCs they had. When they said they didn't have airfare, he told them to somehow get it.
They went and got orders and it was perceived to be a big moment in the business.
Did Green invent the cell phone? no. Did he invent the PC? no.but he sure didn't laugh at the people who had these ideas. He helped them roll along and out to the world.
I'm saddened by Wayne's passing. He was a pivotal force in both ham radio and the early computer industry.
I've read Wayne's columns since I was a teen. Wayne lived life to the fullest, never held back his opinions and was an instigator: someone who made people think in ways they may have never previously considered. I didn't always agree with Wayne, but he was relentlessly interesting and entertaining.
Wayne also helped many people, including me. Back in the early 1980s, 73 Magazine was my first long-term paying gig as a professional writer. I later wrote for several of Wayne's computer publications.
John Edwards, W6JE (ex-KI2U, ex-WB2IBE; FUN! Columnist, 73 Magazine)
Well, Wayne, you're off on yet another great trip, another adventure.
I'd known you personally for about 30 years, and I have to admit that there were few who were your equal.
Peter D Hipson.
I am sorry to learn of the passing of Wayne Green W2NSD. I am proud to say that I read the first issue of "73" and the first issue of "BYTE." Wayne was a true visionary and I loved reading "Never Say Die" each month. I was only 13 when it started.
Wayne was the one who got me interested in home computing. Remember the "Altair." "73" was just a great magazine. It had real personality (Wayne's). I read "QST" every month also. Never read "CQ" when he was the editor and have never been a subsriber to it. I met Wayne once at a ham fest, maybe Dayton ('90 or '91). It was a real treat to talk to him in person.
Unlike the editorials in the ARRL’s “QST” Wayne didn’t start his editorials with, “...It seems to us...” Wayne inferred only that “It seemed to Wayne”. Over the years since I became a ham in 1951 I have read many of Wayne’s editorials and blogs. I have also read about his personal and financial problems in “W5YI Reports” so I know a little more about Wayne than most of his own magazines have shared with Hams, who had never read what others had learned in E-mail chat groups such as the old hamradio.policy threads and QRZ ragchew that came later and are still going strong. In spite of Wayne’s editorials and opinions about just about anything that is political or controversial, being the skeptic that I am, I agreed strongly with almost half of his opinions. I could, however, never eat raw liver, give up coffee and wine or believe in UFOs. Some of Wayne’s opinions were hard to judge because I never knew if he meant to be sarcastic, humorous, serious or prophetic. He ranks with Gene Sheppard, Arthur Godfrey and Andy Rooney for being a cantankerous critic of America’s exaggerated “as advertised” culture. Not long ago Wayne accepted me as a friend on Facebook. I dunno if he read many of my posts on the ham radio threads but I suspect that he might have...I think.
Bob “Wex” Wexelbaum, W2ILP (I Like Peace)...but I Never Said Die slash one.
I thank Wayne for getting me started in computers, through RUN magazine, and later 73 magazine for my official introduction to Amateur Radio. I thought he was way ahead of the rest of both industries. Although I never met him, I did send him an email last year thanking him for 73 magazine, and also for his service during WW II in the Navy. He replied almost immediately. I still have the email in my "Important Files" folder.
May we each leave such a legacy behind.
Thank you Wayne!
Scott Wilkerson - W9VHE
Wayne Green left this world on Friday the 13th, 2013, 10 days after his 91st birthday, and 10 years after the closing of 73 Amateur Radio Today. I worked for Wayne and his wife Sherry, for 20 years, and was Managing Editor of 73 Amateur Radio Today when it closed.
Wayne surely was a most interesting person. I've seen him described as being the most interesting man on earth. I can agree with that. He had detailed ideas about everything, and thought on multiple levels. Working for him has left me with many memories and many bits of knowledge that would not be mine if I'd never met Wayne. I feel bereft that he is gone. My deepest condolences to his family.
One year he hired a bus and took his whole Peterborough staff up to the White Mountains for an outing. While hiking the trails, I picked up a huge caterpillar and was showing it around. Wayne saw it and said, quite loudly, "Get rid of that thing. It's poisonous! One bite and you' are dead!" He paused for a few moments, while the other people who were there gasped and cringed, and then he said, "So make sure you don't bite it."
Joyce Sawtelle, Keene NH
I have followed Wayne's career since the 1950s and can truly say that I enjoyed every minute of it. His many contributions will never be forgotten.
I can hear him saying to all of us:
"Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, A loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me.
God wanted me now; he set me free." (Author Unknown)
Dick Gobel, KØUS
Wayne Green, W2NSD/1 was an iconic figure in our great hobby even when I first became involved in 1966. Over the years we all learned a lot from The Man and his publications. I am pleased that Wayne decided to place the 73 archives in the public domain so now they belong to everybody.
In recognition to his great contribution to our great hobby it was our privilege and honor to bestow the New England Amateur Radio Festival's LIFETIME PASS award on W2NSD at NEAR-Fest IV in October 2008. He attended our 'fester many times and presented forums on a couple of occasions. Deerfield NH is very close to his home QTH.
I am sorry that he won't be able to use his Lifetime Pass any more. We shall miss him.
73 old friend,
Mister Mike, W1RC
Benevolent Dictator, NEAR-Fest
I began reading Wayne's 73 Amateur Radio Magazine when I was 12 years old, and Wayne's enthusiasm played a big role in my earning my ham license in 1967. Wayne wrote the most idiosyncratic, most fascinating, and LONGEST editorials I have ever read. His tales of operating on the bleeding edge of the ham radio hobby, often from exotic locations around the world, were inspiring.
In his writings, Wayne often mentioned how much more he could accomplish if only he could hire more good people. In 1978, I responded to one of Wayne's editorials with a letter, and he quickly called my bluff (probably because I was a ham operator), making me a job offer -- sight unseen! I drove to New Hampshire, found Bleak House, and soon learned that I was by no means the first -- and would not be the last -- of Wayne's "Saturday Night Specials." Such was the nickname applied to employees who Wayne hired on a hunch, often over a weekend, without telling anyone else at his company that a newcomer had joined the staff. In the end I spent 25 years with Wayne and various successor companies. Thanks for the opportunity, Wayne!
For several years, my office was a few steps from Wayne's in Bleak House, and every day was an adventure. We were all very excited to be on the ground floor of the personal computer magazine publishing industry -- no one more than Wayne. He loved starting new magazines for technology enthusiasts. In the pre-Internet days, the enthusiast magazines were essential in spreading new ideas in computer hardware and software. And thanks to Wayne, I had the opportunity to meet industry pioneers like Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates, and the late Gary Kildall (look him up!).
Wayne took great pride in his ability to turn a phrase. One of his favorites -- and one that I still trot out today when the situation warrants: "I may not be wrong, but I'm not far from it." Truer words were never spoken ... I think (?)
Wayne was a man of action; ANY idea was worth investigating, worth pursuing. If I heard it once, I heard Wayne say it a hundred times: "Raise Hell, and put a brick under it." It was his way of saying: "Don't just sit there, stir the pot. DO something!" I think Wayne lived his life by those words, raising Hell at every opportunity.
From Jeff DeTray NK1F
I knew Wayne since the late 1950's. I remember John Peterson, ex-WA2FMF, the late Larry Levy, WA2INM, and this scribe helping Wayne load the truck for his big move from Brooklyn NY to Peterborough, NH in the early 1960's. I remember him a few years later stopping by our shop in Brooklyn just a week or so before our move to Los Angeles. When he found out I was driving and had a 2-meter radio in the car he asked I write a short article about the trip West from a hams point of view. That first article lead me to some three decades writing the Looking West FM column for 73. And lather through Wayne my introduction to Dave Bell, W6AQ, (then W6BVN) that lead to an entire career change for me. I could go on and on, but there are many others whose lives were in some way touched by Dr. Wayne S. Green, W2NSD, and want to leave their thoughts. So let me close with these simple words: "73 old buddy. I know that we will see one another again on the other side of the great ethereal abyss."
-- Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF - Amateur Radio Newsline
Though I never had the chance to meet him, his stories, strength and optimism lived in all of the staff of NHToDo allowing me a glimpse into the life of an inspiring man. My condolences to you all and his family in this time of loss.
Janet F. Cote
New Hampshire ToDo
I never knew Wayne in person but knew him every month since 1969 as a novice and through the years until 73 ended. I also read 80 Micro and looked forward to the editorials and off the wall covers in both magazines. I loved him for the many projects in 73 and cursed him at the same time. He forced me to learn. Taught me how to acquire parts for projects and gave me the passion for Ham radio I still have after 44 years. I still have many of those projects kicking around here. Most were useful, all were fun to build and use. Ham radio hasn’t been the same since 73 stopped publication and now we have lost another of the greatest generation.
73 old friend
Butch WA8X ex KB8CK, WB8HYD, WB4MDB, WN4MDB
I met Wayne for the first time back in the 70′s when I was in college.
Microcomputers were the hot commodity then with experimenters, and I had some ideas for ham radio applications, but lacked the funding to kick start either a kit or assembled product. Wayne was going to give a talk on how to break into the coming microcomputer boom at the Atlanta Hamfest and computer show.
I sat through the presentation, nodding at all the glowing future in microcomputers that Wayne painted for us. After the talk, I hurried up to meet him, and ask him for some business contacts. The idea is that I figured there were guys out there brimming over with money waiting to jump at my ideas, and fund me.
What I got instead, was something I was not expecting. “First thing you do,” Wayne said, “is get a haircut, shave off that beard, and put on a suit and tie. Because whether you like it or not, those are the kinds of people you will have to deal with.”
Of course, I was the typical geek ‘wooley booger’ college student, with long hair, beard, and wearing a T-shirt and ‘holy’ jeans. I was taken aback, because I figured that anyone could see I was a genius once I got to talk to them, and cleaning up and dressing up for the occasion was not even on my radar.
It took a while for that advice to sink in, but eventually I did just that, and even though I didn’t start my own business, I ended up doing embedded software development in a number of different situations over a three-decade-plus career.
Wayne will be greatly missed.
-- Dave, N8SBE
I can remember reading Wayne's editorials in 73 Magazine as a kid...he was so passionate about what he believed in, and I found his eccentric views very good food for thought. I hope someone continues his site and his legacy. Guess it's time to get out my old copies of 73. It's amazing how time passes so quickly. RIP, Wayne
To a legend ...
I read his magazine and learned a lot from his publication. He was one of a kind...73 OldMan...
Brad WD9HDZ subscribed to Wayne's 73 Amateur Radio Today magazine while living in W Germany & W Berlin in the 1970s, doing his US national service in American Forces Network Europe. 73 was first ham mag for him/us, even before QST & prior to acquisition of his amateur license. I read some but not all issues of 73 before acquiring my own license in 1980. We retain all those copies, which fill numerous boxes. Love Wayne, hate Wayne or both -- even simultaneously. We were privileged to see him at the Dayton HamVention one year. He will be missed, & will surely not Rest In Peace -- not if he can help it!
Brad Scott WD9HDZ
Susie Scott N8CGM
I worked as Managing Editor of 73 Amateur Radio Today magazine from 1990 to 1992. Wayne was an inspiration to me when I first got into amateur radio and it was a real honor to work with him at the magazine. My adventure at 73 and Radio Fun was an amazing and exciting chapter in my life and I always enjoyed listening to Wayne's stories throughout my stay there. Wayne was certainly well-known in Peterborough, NH. One advertiser sent a letter to Wayne with nothing more than Wayne's photo and Peterborough, NH. There was no name or street address. Wayne was so thrilled when the Post Office delivered the letter to him that he had posted on his office door for some time. I wish Wayne the best on his new journey and will always have fond memories of my time spent working with him. Never Say Die.
- Bill Brown WB8ELK, Huntsville, AL.
I picked my call in honor of Wayne years ago. If it wasn't for him I wouldn't be a ham. He genuinely made the world a more interesting place.
73 Garth VE8NSD
Farewell Wayne, you will be missed. I have enjoyed reading your articles since I was a Novice Ham.
73, Bob Montgomery, W3ZR
We never met in person, but by happy chance we had a few phone conversations when I needed fact-check some details about his time at the Bliss Electrical School.
Farewell and thanks for your insights, Wayne!
John Libby ’80
Montgomery College Alumni Association
I've been reading his magazines since the days of 73 and Byte. He made a great contribution in getting the PC industry started. I was very pleased to exchange e-mail with him in recent years. I'm so sorry to hear he's gone.
Ever since my first encounter with amateur radio at age 12... 1954 , I heard among the Cuban most relevant ham operators of the nineteen fifties about Wayne Green. Later in life , and all along my career, reading W2NSD´s writings illuminated me on some very controversial topics. The 73 magazine collection is a long standing contribution to our hobby that most be preserved for the future generations to enjoy. Amigo Wayne, have a nice journey in your new life ... we will always remember you as one of world´s great radio amateurs of all times.
Prof. Arnaldo Coro Antich AKA ¨¨ Arnie Coro ¨¨ Host of Dxers Unlimited radio hobby program at Radio Havana Cuba Emergency Coordinator IARU Region II Area C
I had just wondered a couple days ago about Wayne. I kept many of his 73 magazines. Perhaps his spirit was reaching out to me that day. I think he hit the gates of Heaven running.
Hello, and to Wayne, wherever you are...
I worked at 73 for a little over a year 1964-5, even lived in the main house for awhile, and met some remarkable friends, some of whom I am still close with.
It was a very intense year for everyone involved.
I was a very young 19, and I learned a lifetime of useful things in that year -- we all did.
All of us at the magazine seemingly did more in a week than the rest of the world did in a month - it was just like that. Activities extended far from the obvious realm of running a magazine, photography, layout, printing, binding, mailing... we got involved in all the aspects of ham radio, experimenting, building, running the station on the mountain, satellite and moonbounce, Ham TV, cooking, hiking, crazy road trips, Mensa activities, feeding Wayne's cats and snakes, and getting involved with luminaries, both ham radio and socio-political, who showed up at the door seemingly all the time.
We were all a film within a play within a performance art presentation within a huge building populated by random geniuses and golden hearted friends. It was New York, it was the wilds of New Hampshire, it was You Can't Take it With You, it was Peyton Place, it was Our Town.
It really was the most amazing of all times, and, just think, it continued for almost 50 years more!
Wayne, you are one of THE characters of all time, and anyone in the world who did NOT meet you was less fortunate than the rest of us.
Wherever you are, don't rest. Keep it up. Keep everyone interested and on their toes. Complain. Rattle cages. Do what you do, for eternity.
73, my friend.
ex- K2YDD, Yankee Doodle Dandy
I had the privilege of knowing and working with Wayne Green for the past 12 years. Wayne wanted to start his 26th magazine from scratch in June of 2001 and asked me to run it. He said, “I’m almost 80 … don’t make me do this by myself!” Over those years, Wayne was a mentor to me that anyone would be blessed to find once in a lifetime.
Some of things he said to me:
- If you keep your nose to the grindstone, you'll wind up with a flat nose.
- Let’s wait on that, and panic later.
- One of these days, we’ve got to get organized.
- I couldn’t fail to possibly disagree with you less.
- ... and stuff like that there.
- Don’t ever put your feet up .. because the day you do, your done.
- I love to share! And then he'd laugh.
Wayne left this note for you all …
The wall clock clicks out the seconds
With so many yet ahead, I’ve ignored them
A battery keeps the clock going
I wonder how my own battery is doing?
The one with the most toys wins
Awash in toys, I’ll pass on
What did I win?
Now what happens to my toys?
I’ll leave books, records, tapes, and photos
By the thousands
A lifetime archive
Worthless to anyone but me.
Pictures of family and friends
Treasured books and music
The mileposts of my life
All will be headed for the trash heap.
Like my father, grandfather, and great grandfather
I’ll be another gravestone
In a northern New Hampshire cemetery
And the world will carry on as if nothing had happened.
I have no complaints
I’ve enjoyed the world and helped it a bit
What would I change if I could do my life over?
Get a thick pad and I’ll make a list.
Godspeed and Happy Trails my old friend,
Daron H. Libby
I've known NSD since the 70s and enjoyed many conversations with him. Very intelligent and forward thinking man. Take care Wayne!
I believe Wayne saw DEATH as an invisible friendly companion on our life's journey, reminding us NOT to wait till tomorrow! But, TO DO what you meant TO DO yesterday! We must LIVE our life NOW, rather than just PASSING through it! Over the years, I've received lots of strength from HIS WISDOM!
Wayne stayed in the GAME OF LIFE right to the end! Touched me and many other millions! Thanks for the privilege!
Never Say Die! I'll never forget the year I worked for Wayne in Bleak House... in the days KiloBaud was new...and 73 was humming.
Someone wrote you couldn't leave Wayne out of the history of Ham Radio...and he's right. There may have been some meanderings, but Wayne was true to his school...and it was his school. No denying the man of ideas was prolific...sadly a cover story I was writing for his last magazine was written when I learned publication had ceased. It should have been a sign that the man was finally slowing down for his final rest.
The world somehow won't be the same without W2NSD...
73 and SK old friend...
I loved 73 magazine.
I loved Wayne's editorials.
I loved reading the books he recommended.
He will be missed.
Peter Walker VE3WPH
Hey old buddy, I will miss you. NEVER SAY DIE is a phrase that will be with me till it's my time.
Art Bell Sirius/XM
No history of amateur radio would be complete without a chapter devoted to Wayne. Whether it was RTTY, SSB, FM or home computers he was there first. Truly a man of vision.
He will be missed.
Tom Byers WB9YTG
I first heard Wayne on Coast to Coast with Art Bell many years ago. He was a genius. He will be missed.
He often wrote about the "angel" that brought a box of radio parts to his church that got him started in electronics at a young age. I'd say he gave back that and much more with his work at CQ and 73 magazines over the last 60+ years. 73 Wayne - figure out how to key the sun on and off a few times to send us a message.
Fred Studenberg, W4BF
A truly "exceptional" American has passed from the scene.
Bon voyage, mon ami,
Such sad news, but you're right Wayne is in a higher place ready to begin a new adventure! He was such smart and caring man!
Wayne Green was an inspiration to me for many years. I first learned about him on the Art Bell program and was impressed by his intelligence and enormous common sense.
Many of his "hints" have been incorporated in to my life. I have read most of his publications and was an initial subscriber to "Byte" magazine. This evening I will mix up my next batch of silver colloid suspension which has kept me healthy for a long time.
I suspect his intelligence, compared to the average idiots he dealt with, made him very frustrated and angry as he got older, especially watching the decline of our country over the last two decades.
He was so correct regarding being an entrepreneur compared to "having a job." His positive messages always were energizing to me in pursuing my own business activities.
Any time I sent him an email, I received a response almost immediately!
I hope that he was not finally done in by the Coumadin racket, and that all of his good health efforts were done in by a outdated blood pressure control chemistry.
I suspect that he was not an easy person to live with as he was very firm in his beliefs, and not inclined to consider alternative view points. I hope my suspicion is wrong.
My sincerest best wishes to Wayne's family. He was an incredible guy who added a great deal to this planet while he was here.
I've just this very moment discovered the shattering news, that my long time friend and mentor has passed away to pastures new in the afterlife. To say I'm shocked would be a vast understatement! He was without doubt a truly remarkable man. And a remarkable human being. Wayne's brilliant mind seemingly knew no bounds. He was an innovator beyond equal. But more than that, he was ever generous with his time for me. Wayne could always be counted on to tell the truth and never minded the consequences. He will be missed. But I will miss him and his unstinting friendship forever. R.I.P Wayne. And give 'em hell wherever you happen to be!
Ray J. Howes, G4OWY.
Goodbye Wayne Green, and thanks for the memories
By Robert L. Mitchell
Before there was a PC revolution, before the days of PC Magazine and MacWorld, before COMDEX, there was Wayne Green.
In 1983 it was Wayne's world, and I just worked in it. Fresh out of college, I landed my first job working for 80 Micro, a home computer hobbyist magazine for Radio Shack TRS-80 enthusiasts that Green published out of his home in Peterborough, NH. That was in the early days of what would become the personal computer revolution, when PCs were the domain of hobbyists willing to type in program listings in order to load and run application programs.
Business was booming.
Wayne Green Inc. was a crazy place, filled with eccentricity, high energy, and youthful ambition -- and it was a great way to launch a high-tech journalism career. I made an annual salary of $12,000.
Green was a constant presence, mostly because we were working in his home. The editors of a half-dozen platform-specific high-tech magazines worked in his rambling New England farmhouse and in an adjacent historical inn he had bought next door. Our desks were jammed into the rooms at various angles. The attached barn was filled with home made cubicles covered in yellow shag carpet, each finished off with mirror tiles.
The entire staff of his magazine for users of the Radio Shack Color Computer, Hot CoCo (yes he named it that) fit into his library. Along the walls of books hung pictures of Green with his many friends and acquaintances. One photo showed him shaking hands with King Hussein of Jordan, an amateur radio buff who struck up a friendship with Green after reading 73, a magazine for ham radio enthusiasts that was Green's first publication.
We held our editorial meetings in Green's kitchen, knowing full well that he might walk in at any time in his bathrobe, stroll across the room to the refrigerator, push a glass into the water dispenser, and walk out again with an orange juice on the rocks.
Upstairs in his office sat an elliptical contraption that he would strap into and rotate until he was upside down. It was, he said, a good way to come up with new ideas.
And he had no shortage of them. He founded and then lost BYTE Magazine to his ex-wife, who went on to sell it to McGraw-Hill. He met Steve Jobs and Bill Gates when they were just kids starting out. He founded Pico, a publication for users of an emerging class of portable computers back when "portable" and "luggable" were still synonyms (Remember the Compaq Portable?). And he launched CD Review just as the era of digital music and CD-ROM discs began to take hold.
Green was as famous for his opinons and conspiracy theories as for his market prescience. His over-the-top editorials were legendary, and constantly got 80 Micro into trouble with the management at Radio Shack. From one month to the next we never knew if The Shack was advertising or boycotting the magazine. But with 80 Micro turning out 500 page issues it didn't matter: We had plenty of advertisers.
In 2008, 25 years after taking my first job at 80 Micro, I made a pilgrimmage to Wayne Green's farmhouse in rural Hancock, NH, where we sat down to reflect on a lifetime of accomplishments. We talked in his kitchen, which was fitting I thought, and toured a barn piled high with many decades of publishing artifacts. He talked of his book, The Secret Guide to Health, and his belief that a diet of uncooked food can prevent disease.
Then we went out for Chinese.
Wayne Green passed away this morning in a peaceful, painless transition from this life on Earth. An eternal optimist, and one who loved to share his neverending zest for life, he was a friend to many and will be missed greatly. Wayne was not afraid of dying and was very much ready to embark on his next great adventure to the afterlife.
W2NSD (Sept 3, 1922 - Sept 13, 2013)
p.s. If you would like to write a note to him or about him, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will share it here on Wayne's blog.
Since babies, during the nine pregnancy months, and then all during breast feeding, are sharing what the mother is eating, after weaning they’ll be looking for and preferring the same food tastes. Like for French fries, if the mother ate fast food very often. And that is not going to help that be a healthy baby.
Yep, it’s been shown that babies develop taste preferences from the mother’s diet. The next time, if you ever go there, you see a pregnant woman pigging out at McDonald’s you might ask her to look for this blog. Give her a little note.
Why the Niggardly Social Security Payments?
That’s simple. Because Congress lied and cheated us, that’s why.
When the Social Security system was set up Congress promised the taxes taken out of our paychecks would be invested in the stock market, thereby helping grow the economy and, by reinvesting the yearly stock dividends, growing the invested funds.
That didn’t last long. When Congress’s spending need to be covered, they quietly spent the Social Security funds.
So, what’s the difference? Well, in countries like Chile, where they’ve done as our Congress promised, their Social Security payments are ten times ours! Indeed, in Every Man A Millionaire it explains that with the system promised us anyone making a minimum wage all their working life would end up with a million dollar Social Security fund.
Those forty-five years of re-invested dividends plus inflation can really mount up. Just with inflation, every dollar Congress stole from my fund in 1950 would be about $50 today. Plus, sixty years of re-invested dividends.
Why have College Tuitions Bloated?
That’s an easy one. To cover the ever-increasing growth of school management, as described in Parkinson’s Law. Spend the 25¢ plus s/h on Amazon if you haven’t read it yet.
Some thirty years ago, when I was working with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, my alma mater, as a member of the RPI Council and the Board of Overseers, I came up with the idea for a tuition-free college. The President, Roland Schmidt, who was a good friend and big fan of my magazines, loved it.
Since RPI already had a high-tech business park, why not have half the students work there mornings, and the other half afternoons? So, instead of paying tuition and, for most students, going seriously in debt, their job earnings would pay the tab. Plus they’d graduate with killer résumés. Plus, since they’d be working 50 weeks of the year, they’d graduate in three years instead of four or more. Plus, they just might learn more practical stuff at their jobs than from the college courses.
The big plus for the college is that, with the students working half days, the school would be able to handle twice as many students with the same classrooms and labs, doubling their tuition revenues. A win-win situation for everyone.
Alas, the professors, fearing that they’d have to work more than their usual five or six hours a week, got really upset and vigorously protested. Roland, disgusted at this, handed in his resignation. And there went the tuition-free college.
Why the Income Tax
If you do your homework on this you’ll find that a small group of Congressmen got together a hundred years ago, ended the taxes on imports, known as duties, which had, for the first 137 years of our country, totally paid for the federal government, and replaced it with a 2% income tax on the wealthy. Well, it’s grown a bit since then.
Worse, by removing the tax on imports this essentially meant that American workers would have to match or be lower than the pay of those of foreign workers for our products to be price competitive. You know, like Chinese coolies. With huge container ships loaded to their Plimsoll lines with imports, the cost of shipping is low. Alas, most are going back empty.
All in favor of reinstating import duties should get after their Congress people. Not only would that make the income tax irrelevant, it would start bringing some of our lost industries back, generate millions of jobs, and help rebuild our crumbing middle class. And, an extra 40% or so added to the paycheck sure won’t hurt.
Well, I’d sure like to see Apple able to make their stuff here instead of China, so let’s start with a 50% duty.
Why the Illegal Aliens?
With Congress having virtually opened our southern border, plus made it super attractive for illegals to come here and get free healthcare, education for their kids, driver’s licenses, welfare, food stamps, and plenty of good-paying jobs, it’s no wonder there are an estimated twenty million or so enjoying this bonanza…with thousands more flooding over every week. Heck, even our prisons, which over a million illegals are enjoying, beat the heck out of those in Mexico.
Why work in Mexico for pesos when you can come up here, make far, far more, and be able add to the billions being sent back to families every month?
Those Suicide Bombers
We’ve put up with the lousy Muslim suicide crap far too long, so let’s put an end to it. The nice part, the solutions is stupidly simple, quick, and inexpensive.
So, the next time a Muslim suicide bombs, do a video for TV airing of picking up bomber pieces, and show ‘em being buried in pig shit. That means hell forever and no Paradise or virgins.
General Pershing used a similar strategy in the Philippines in 1915, and it did the job beautifully.
Can someone come up with a logical explanation for why some 70% of our town and city water supplies have added fluorides in them?
Having looked into this in depth I’ve been unable to find any reliable research showing any health benefits, nor any for teeth. It’s earlier use had been by the WWII German and Russian prison camps to pacify the prisoners so they wouldn’t make trouble or try to escape. It had also been used to pacify bulls.
Alas, what the research has shown and proven is that it is lowering the IQ of children. And this is particularly the case when a pregnant mother drinks or bathes in fluoridated water, which then is shared with her fetus during it’s greatest period of brain growth.
So, who benefits from a dumbed-down, pacified citizenry?
Oh, there’s so much to learn about reincarnation, what’s between lives, consciousness, and all that weird stuff. For instance, I’d like to understand why, right from my earliest days, I’ve been different from the other kids.
Though my mother and dad didn’t go to church, my grandmother did, so when I was four my mother took me to the nearby Dutch Reform Church’s Sunday school. While most of the kids took to the Bible stories, Jesus and God, for me they were fiction. At four!
While my dad, mother, and grandparents all smoked, drank coffee, and all sorts of booze, I found little temptation. Oh, I tried a couple cigarettes. Phooey! Ditto beer, wine, and so on. Well, there was enough pressure from my submariners buddies during the war when we went ashore in San Francisco evenings while our boat was being upgraded, and we all met at the Irisher Bar. So I drank with them and we had a great time.
Actually, there was a long term benefit in that. One night, while drunk, I was walking from the bus stop to our boat on a cobble-stone area, and one of the stones wasn’t there, so when I stepped into the hole in the dark, I broke a metatarsal bone in my foot. Then, as luck would have it, the doctor didn’t set it right, leaving me with what looked like a permanent limp. For that I was awarded a ten percent disability as a disabled WWII veteran when I got out after the war…complete with a small disability check every month for the last seventy years.
Once out of the Navy that was pretty much the last of my drinking alcohol. Not for moral principals, I just didn’t like the taste. Oh, I tried to like beer and wine. Failed.
Everyone in my family drank coffee, and so did all of my submarine buddies and fraternity brothers in college. Nada for me. So, with the exception of the aftermaths of my mother’s doctor convincing her to let him vaccinate me when I was four, which soon had me in the hospital to have my tonsils out, then a few months later, my adenoids. Plus hay fever every fall and allergies to foods, plants and animals for many years. It also triggered sinus trouble, which left me unable to breathe through my nose for several years.
Sure, I’ve tried pot and LSD. They were great adventures, but I didn’t keep repeating ‘em. Never got hooked on sodas, either. Or eating bologna, salami, and other nitrite meats. My steak and hamburger orders? They were to be as near to raw as possible. And what a delightful surprise when I discovered steak tartare.
Also, I’ve never had any interest in playing or even watching team sports. In high school I opted for fencing, and got good at it. In college it was bowling, six-wall handball, and swimming.
What is it that guided me on such a healthy path? Was my discovering Bruno Comby’s Maximize Immunity a few years ago just a super serendipitous fluke? That’s the book that took raw food eating from a fad diet to the key to solving our healthcare problems, if the word can ever get around. Comby made sense, so I got busy with the research, and the data all backed him up. Cooked food is toxic to our immune systems and allowing us to get sick.
The raw, organic, food diet took getting used to, but then I can’t think of any time in my life when I had habits driving me instead of reason. No addictions.
If you’ll do your homework, you’ll also be changing to raw food. Hey, beats the hell out of cancer, heart disease, and so on. They’re expensive, painful, and deadly. What a trifecta.
With a little more research you’ll be retraining yourself to actually chew your food so it can be used for your body’s health instead of mostly filling the toilet. After a lifetime of chewing-to-swallow it takes a good deal of concentration to chew-to-digest your food.
And me, who hardly ever watches TV, what got me one evening during my raw dinner, to turn to the higher channels, where I discovered the Magic Bullet blender. Lordy, and two of them for $20, plus s/h! I use it every day to blend kale, spinach, broccoli, collard greens, etc., with some of my coleslaw sauce into a gravy-like consistency that so easy to chew to liquid. And blend walnuts, pecans, and Brazil nuts to thick sludges with some honey-raw yogurt mix. They’re wicked good that way.
It’s best to get raw nuts, of course, so check www.nuts.com. You’ll love their nutty boxes when the arrive.
Between meals I vortex my ten glasses of water a day. Or haven’t you read about Schauberger and vortexing water?
And so you don’t have to go hunting for my sauce recipes, here they are. The honey-yogurt is simple…blend a quart of raw yogurt with a half-cup of raw honey. It goes great by itself, and when blended with nuts and fruits.
The other is the coleslaw sauce, where I blend a quart of raw yogurt with a cup of apple cider vinegar, a cup of extra virgin olive oil, a half cup of raw honey, a heaping teaspoon of sea salt, a heaping teaspoon of cracked pepper, and three of celery seeds. And wait’ll you blend some of this with those little orange tomatoes! Wow! It makes any of the super-healthy green leafy vegetables delicious and so easy to chew.
Yes, vegetarians, humans, like most mammals, are meat eaters if we want to be healthy. The best-tasting meat I’ve found is liver, which I get from a local farm, where I know the cows. It’s also by far the healthiest meat…do your homework. I chop it in my Cuisinart, add some sea salt and cracked pepper, and I love it. Its Omega-3 fats are needed by your brain, and their lack has been tied to memory problems, and even to Alzheimer’s. Want that?
A bag of Brazil nut pieces just came from nuts.com. I’ll blend ‘em with my honey-yogurt so I can eat them without hurting the gums under my dentures. Ouch! And this way you can enjoy the different nut flavors, right from the first spoonful of each. Instant flavor.
Wayne's Latest Adventure
Since I needed to get some groceries, which meant getting dressed and putting on shoes. I called Summerhill and made arrangements to have lunch with Sherry, and then I’d stop at Shaw’s on the way back for groceries.
Ever since a year ago, when I got permission from my VA Primary, Doctor Donald Bernard, to stop taking the Coumadin he’d prescribed to thin my blood in order to lower my blood pressure, my body’s immune system had been generating large amounts of lymph, which caused my feet, then my legs, and finally even my scrotum, to swell. Plus the lymph, leaking from a cut on my right leg and from cracks in my shins where the Coumadin rashes had been, made a mess.
The lymph swelling of my feet made it so none of my shoes fit any more. I was able to stretch one pair enough to cram them on, but the pain was considerable, so I didn’t do it unless I had to go out.
The lunch with Sherry went well, and on the way back to my apartment I stopped at Shaw’s for groceries. Then, as I was pushing my shopping basket around, I noticed some strange black smears on the floor. They led to my feet, where I was standing in a rapidly growing puddle of blood pouring out my right shoe. I started for the checkout counters, leaving a gooey blood trail, but was stopped by a store person who had noticed the mess I was making and took me to a bench near the store exit.
A nurse and several helpers quickly gathered around, prying off my blood-soaked shoe and applying a bandage to the vein in my foot the shoe rubbing against had opened. Next the Monadnock Community Hospital ambulance arrived with their team, who put me on a stretcher and rolled me out into the ambulance. Wow, an adventure!
They took my blood pressure and a blood sample, plus dripped in saline solution to replace my lost blood. At the hospital I was rolled to a room and slid over into a bed, where they put a couple stitches in my foot, bandaged it and put on a sock.
With no reason to save the painful shoes I had them thrown away. I signed some papers and am due back in a few days to remove the stitches. Then they had a woman drive me to my apartment. If my brain had been working I’d have had her take me back to get my van. Darn!
So I had an interesting, yet non-painful, adventure. Well, other than the pain when wearing those shoes. Luckily, a little shoe store just down the street from my apartment had exactly the kind of comfortable soft slipper-shoes I needed. Now I’ll have to get busy exercising my legs and regain my strength to walk and maybe even climb stairs again.
Meanwhile, with my raw food diet I’m giving my immune system help in getting rid of my body’s still remaining Coumadin.
You can add a total revamping of foreign aid to my presidential campaign. It’s about blankety-blank time to stop sending millions and billions to other countries, where bunches of it end up in the leader’s Swiss accounts. Phooey!
What I have in mind is an alternative like the one England used when they won the drug war with China and annexed Hong Kong as a separate entity in 1842, where it grew into the major trading center I used to visit for their yearly electronics show.
If a country wants money from us, all we want is a few square miles of their territory so we can develop an American trading base. Make that where we can have a sea port, too. There our entrepreneurs will get busy building businesses to trade with their country, and like happened in Hong Kong, it won’t be long before their entrepreneurs will be building nearby factories. Win-win.
In the early days of our country most of the immigrants were from England, Scotland, and Ireland, who killed or shoved the local Indians out of the way and set up farming communities, complete with one-room school-houses to educate their kids. Alas, never since have we matched their over 98% literacy, where the kids of all ages were together, and along with the teacher, teaching each other.
So, about a hundred and fifty years ago our religious leaders, concerned that our kids were learning to think, and thus might stray from religion, got Congress to form the Department of education and build public schools, where attendance was mandatory, and the curriculums government controlled. The new teaching system was modeled after the one used by the Prussians to produce soldiers famous for unquestioningly following orders. They did this by having the kids memorize things and pass memory tests, rather than learning to think and reason. Alas, little has changed.
But, the system came along at the right time, just as the industrial revolution was getting going, with it’s need to get kids off the farms and into factories, where thinking and asking questions is annoying. Shut up and get back to work on the assembly line.
What more could a career congress person ask than an electorate that’s never learned to think, and is kept busy being entertained with TV, sporting events, rock concerts, and a totally controlled major media?
When I started to school we each had a desk, complete with an inkwell. The top hinged up for us to put our books, lunches, notebooks, and pencils. We had pens with interchangeable pen points. My favorite was the Gillotte 404, a very fine-pointed pen tip. Woolworth’s sold pen tips. Every classroom had a hand-cranked pencil sharpener.
Sure, there were fountain-pens that held the liquid ink, but they were expensive.
It won’t be long before our kids no longer have to carry books, since they’ll all be downloadable to their iPads. No pens or notebooks. Homework? That got phased out years ago. Tests? Long gone, too. Schools will offer the kids the opportunity to learn what they want, and it’s up to them to do the necessary reading or video viewing.
When they go to school they get together around tables for a while, waiting their turn to tell their group what interesting things they’ve been learning. If they get a group together and ask for a teacher to help, one will be available.
Clustered around the schools will be huge mobile labs and workshops, so they can service several schools a year. They’ll provide wood-working and metal-working shops, chemistry and electronics labs, video and audio recording studios, art studios, and so on. Each mobile unit will be self-powered, with a little cubicle up front for the driver. With cold fusion power and the capacitor batteries, trucks with big engines will be history.
Schools will be open fifty weeks a year, with attendance voluntary, so family vacations can be any time of the year. The basic idea for our future schools will be to provide the means for kids to self-educate themselves and build areas of expertise. No more K-12 and high school. No kindergartens.
With most schools open from nine to five, and some even later if there’s a demand, many school systems will have to provide school bussing service for the kids who don’t yet have electric-powered bicycles. The only cost of the bus service would be for a driver.
School groups will also be taken to visit businesses to see how they work. Like a mail order firm and nearby factories. My high school did that.
Yeah, this is all dreamy, but with what I see ahead in technology, it’s possible. Maybe even probable. And with a new generation of high IQ kids, able to read by two and speed read by five, we’re certainly going to need completely new kinds of schools. Oh, and experts in the community will be able to come in and talk with the kids about what they have been doing and learning. I’d love to be able to come into any of my nearby schools and talk with the students a couple times a month.
In the last few years our friends the Saudi’s, using our oil money, have brought their American mosque count from 1,200 to over 5,000. And, like the Mexican invasion, we’re not sure how many Muslims are already here, but it seems to be well over ten million, and they’re not here to become Americans. Their invasion is to make America a Muslim country, complete with Shariah Law, their totalitarian political, economic, military, social and legal system, laws, and all their other deeply inculcated beliefs…like death to unbelievers and critics of Islam or Muhammid.
If there is any question about this invasion we have only to take a look at what the Muslims have done in one European country after another, where they have formed Muslim communities.
A recent poll found that 40% of the Muslims in America believe they should be judged, not by our Constitution and U.S. law, but by Shariah laws.
The Muslims, often with multiple wives whose almost sole purpose is to have as many babies as they can so they can out-populate the invaded countries, hate us and their basic goal is to eventually kill us, as their religion so clearly dictates they must. Allah Akbar!
Walnuts are the same shape as the human brain. So what's new here? Considered the ultimate superfood, walnuts are now being served up as brain medicine for many reasons, not the least of which is because they are replete with omega-3 fatty acids, an essential fatty acid to keep the brain functioning normally.
Research says that low omega-3 intake can be linked to depression and cognitive degeneration. Eating a fistful of walnuts regularly then can keep the spirits up and prop up the grey cells for good measure. What is more, walnuts are known to raise melatonin levels by a whopping three times, promising relief from sleeplessness and insomnia. So if you're tired of counting sheep at night and would appreciate a knock-out sleep instead, then consider ingesting a few walnuts as a pre-bedtime snack.
The walnut is also considered a potion of sorts for the heart - it reduces cholesterol and enhances heart health. This nut is a powerhouse of nutrients - manganese, copper, iron, calcium, phosphorus - the stuff of a good, healthy, happy body. Walnuts contain more antioxidants, folic acid and vitamin E than any other nut, and specifically black walnuts have the highest content (among nuts) of an amino acid called argenine which is essential for cell division and protein synthesis.
If you are struggling to win the battle of the bulge, then turn to this ubiquitous nut for help. Walnuts are full of healthy lean protein, polyunsaturated fats, and are a powerhouse of polyphenols. Walnuts are easy to incorporate into the daily diet. If eating an ounce of nuts a day is not your thing, however, then throw them in your oats, salads, pasta and rice dishes or discover and share new wholesome ways of eating this delicious nut.
It is reasonable to assume that a healthy diet is medicine for the body and soul - your ticket to health heaven, all things considered, in your own hands.
The term food pharmacy is actually a reference to a real thing - the well endowed kitchen pantry that has healing foods as a matter of course, with answers to many an ailment, not just the common cold. So if you are not a serious snacker, better become one and give the medicine corporations a run for their money.
Alas, from your body’s standpoint, the last truly healthy meal you had was probably from your mother’s breast. But, by crippling your body’s system with things it considers toxic, you open yourself to invasions by germs, viruses, and parasites…and you get sick.
We do have a hint in that dogs, cats, rats and mice, fed the standard American diet, live only about half as long as those fed raw food, and like us, many die of cancer and heart disease. On raw food diets, our mammal brethren are living between ten and seventeen times their age at puberty. Most of us aren’t making it to five times.
For many of us our main encounter with raw food has been via lettuce and tomato salads, so we sure have a huge learning experience ahead of us if we’d like to cripple that snickering grim reaper.
An easy launch into the raw world is via an all-fruit meal. Some orange, grapefruit, melon, red grapes, strawberries, blue berries, bananas, and stuff like that. Well, hopefully organically grown. The world of raw meat and veggies meals is more remote, but I can help guide you into a whole new and exciting gustatory world, if you’re interested.
No, you don’t have to be a nut about this and go 100% raw. Heck, even Dr. Mercola admits he’s only 85% raw. And I have to eat out now and then, so I’m not 100% either. It’s not healthy, but I sure do enjoy an occasional cup of hot clam chowdah. Or, a slice of French toast with New Hampshire maple syrup when I have a breakfast with Daron at the Common Man restaurant in Bennington.
At home I have a fruit and a meat-veggie tray for those two types of meals. Raw spinach? You bet, and kale and collard greens, too. Delicious the way I fix ‘em. So’s the raw meat.
So, if you’re interested in avoiding the now about fifty-fifty chance of cancer, and an expensive, awful adventure with our pharmaceutical industry and their some 700,000 retailers (known as medical doctors), let’s get you started rawing. Of course, if you’re a smoker, alcoholic, drug user, obese, or something like that, well never mind. Sure, the scientists tell us that if we give our bodies the food they’re designed for, exercise, sleep, and plenty of sun, they should be good for 120 to 200 years…and that’s not creaking around with a walker, that’s in excellent health. But, heck, that means no more McDonald’s. Darn!
While we’ve been kept busy watching TV and ball games, our country has developed some problems. Well, like our health-care, which is costing us each more than that of the four next most expensive countries combined, yet we’re a lousy 37th in health and 39th in longevity of the developed countries. If you haven’t noticed, you will when the odds are that cancer will hit you or your family.
Then there’s our government-run public school system, where our grads are coming in at the bottom on international surveys. We have more people in prison per capita, of course at the highest cost. How about those continuing endless wars we haven’t won since WWII?
Yes, of course I have a solution to all our problems. It’s simple: elect ninety-four year old me in 2016 and I’ll get out the broom and mop and clean up the mess we’ve allowed our Congress and presidents to make. I’ll be the Major Reconstructive Force In Charge, and my first move will be to end the income tax and eliminate the IRS, thereby almost doubling most pay checks. And, I can do this without the government losing any revenues!
Next, I’ll end the blocking of cold fusion development so we can have non-polluting energy at less than a hundredth of today’s costs. And that includes electricity.
Then, I’ll let the biggest cat of all out of the bag…so we can cut our health-care costs about 90% and be the healthiest, longest-living country. And, let’s cut our prison costs about 75% and stop unnecessarily loading ‘em with more and more prisoners.
By making it profitable to move our factories and industries back from Asia, we’ll not only solve our unemployment problems, we’ll start rebuilding out middle class. Yes, there’s an easy way to get this going, one that will pay off that humongous current federal deficit.
So, do I have your vote to elect me the Major Force In Charge (president) three years from now? Help Green make our country green again! It’s Green-Up time. Hmm, that’s too close to another acronym, so I’ll just be president.
Sure, the changes will blow away many current industries, but they’ll just be making room for new and better (for us) industries.
Oops, I almost forgot. Congress. Uh oh. Well, Congress limited presidents to two terms, so our new one will return the favor, cutting congressional seats to two terms. Plus, discouraging the re-election of career politicians in favor of business people willing to serve, as our founding fathers had in mind. I’d also make the bribing a Congress person a hanging, or at least a lifetime Gitmo offense.
Muslims? Sorry, guys, but in Europe we’ve seen what you do to a country you invade, so we’re closing all your mosques.
Welfare and food stamps? Will we need them once America gets back our lost industries? Not likely. As our country gets going they can be phased out.
Those millions of illegal immigrants? First, I’d get across the concept that our language is English, and I’d reinforce that by closing all those Spanish newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations. Learn English, or get out. Oh, and the same for the Chinese…I hear you back in the kitchen, all talking Chinese with each other. And, of course I’d close that leaky Mexican border and castrate any bribed border guards.
Do I have your vote yet?
Okay, I have another arrow or two in my quiver. Such as the Takahashi mini-battery, which will be used to power cars, trucks, buses, and any other electrical equipment needing a battery. Well, you know me and my knack for finding new technologies, and this is a beaut. We’ll be needing ‘em by the hundreds of millions. Look up patent #5,429.790 and you’ll see why I’m predicting a battery about the size of a shoe-box will be able to power a car for five hundred or a thousand miles, and recharge in a few minutes.
For a while we’ll be pulling those big, heavy engines out of cars and putting electric motors on the wheels, but the car industry will quickly gear up to make us all new cars. And, if we can dump our car unions, watch out Toyota! Unions have long outlived their value and are a major pain in the car and school businesses.
Your president will also get busy cutting the federal departments and bureaus in half in three years, with everyone involved enthusiastically cooperating. That’ll save trillions, and by then we’ll have jobs for them with our new industries.
How? Simple, set their budget for the next fiscal year at what was actually spent the current year, and if there are any unspent funds they’ll be split among the people in the bureau.
We could also do some cutting with our gargantuan military, which is managed, unfortunately, by brass with seemingly zero creativity. Heck, our current wars could be successfully ended in a few weeks if we had any generals with brains. Alas, they worked their way to the top by never causing trouble, just like those in so many of our larger industries. Your new Commander In Chief will fix that. The next time someone suicide-bombs we’ll do a video of picking up the pieces and burying them in pig crap to show on television. Oops, no Paradise, that means hell forever. And the same for anyone we kill that’s been shooting at us or planting IEDs. Nope, no virgins.
Onward, as your new president forces Congress to live up to their original social security agreement, which would give us ten times the monthly deposits they’re paying now. In other countries, such as Chile, they’re doing this, while our Congress has been stealing our social security investment dividends and spending them instead of reinvesting them, as they promised.
With college tuitions rising far faster than inflation, your president will be encouraging our colleges to provide tuition-free education. By establishing nearby high-tech business parks, the students would work there half days for fifty weeks of the year, thus graduating in three years instead of four or more, plus graduate with great résumés. By the students working half days and going to class the other half, colleges would be able to teach twice as many students, and their tuitions, earned at the business parks, would thus be double their old tuition revenues. Win-win-win.
Yes, I still have another way the government could enormously benefit us, and at little cost. No cost, really. Actually, with some profit. And this would be for me to encourage state legislatures to set up Business Incubator Groups (BIGs) in most of their towns to help new entrepreneurial businesses get started. By the thousands.
The incubator groups would be made up of local business people who would benefit from new businesses getting started. Like an accountant, a lawyer, a banker, a real estate agent, etc. These groups would evaluate proposals for new businesses by entrepreneurs, and if they look promising enough, they’d apply to the state for the needed funding.
The state would charge enough interest on the loans to cover their costs, and the BIB’s, who would be on the board of directors of the fledgling businesses, would be responsible for the loans being repaid.
In a small state like mine I estimated that BIB’s could get at least a couple hundred new businesses going a year, and if each averaged only five employees, that would be a thousand new jobs!
So, what would our country be like with no income tax, social security paying ten times as much, our industries and factories back from Asia, us doubling our lives in excellent health, plus a new generation of high IQ children?
Oh, the children. We know how to substantially increase baby’s IQ’s with prenatal teaching and a proper mother’s diet. Babies can be taught to read by the age of two, plus speak several languages without confusing them. And, by five they can be able to read books at a few seconds a page, and with an excellent grasp of what they’ve read. See www.speedreading4kids.com. We’ll be seeing 150 IQ children as the new norm, and just imagine where that can take us in technology! Watch out Mars, we’re coming! Wars? For what? Once we show what can be done, the rest of the world will have no choice but to follow…so let’s get the lead out and lead. Do I have your vote?
Yes, I saved the big gun for last. Just in case. This will be the reinstating of taxes on imports, called duties. Before Congress removed them a hundred years ago these taxes had totally paid for our federal government for our first 137 years as a country. Since this forces businesses to have their goods manufactured in the lowest wage countries, our workforce loses out. Hence our unemployment problems.
The government can use the extra revenue for quite a few years to pay down the current deficit. Alas, Walmart may have to charge two dollars for their old dollar items from China.
Let’s say goodbye to Homeland Security and the TSA. Gone!
Oh, and I’ll sure put an end to that damned inflation by having our treasury issue our money instead of that family bunch of European Federal Reserve bankers.
Anything else you want fixed? Let me know.
A hundred years ago our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had no national debt. We had the largest middle class in the world. Mom stayed home to raise the kids. And not one of these taxes existed:
• Building Permit Tax * CDL License Tax * Cigarette Tax * Corporate Income Tax
• Dog License Tax * Federal Income Tax (Fed) * Federal Unemployment Tax (FU TA)
* Fishing License Tax * Food License Tax * Fuel Permit Tax * Gasoline Tax
* Hunting License Tax • Inheritance Tax * Inventory Tax • IRS Interest Charges
* IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax) * Liquor Tax * Luxury Tax • Marriage License Tax
• Medicare Tax * Property Tax • Real Estate Tax • Service charge Taxes • Sales Taxes
• Social Security Tax • Road Usage Tax (Truckers) • Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax • State Income Tax • State Unemployment Tax (SUTA) * Vehicle Sales Tax
• Telephone Federal Excise Tax • Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
• Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax • Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax • Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax • Telephone State and Local Tax • Telephone Usage Charge Tax • Vehicle Sales Tax • Utility Tax
• Vehicle Registration Tax • Watercraft Registration Tax • Workers Compensation Tax
(And to think, we left British Rule to avoid so many taxes)
What happened? We started electing and re-electing career politicians to Congress.
Trail Mix Sublimed
The trail mix with raisins, little pineapple chunks, dried banana pieces, and cocoanut has been my favorite. Then, after finding out how much better raisins are when I soak them, I tried soaking the trail mix by putting it in a jar, adding water and let it sit in the fridge for a day.
Golly, that makes it a lot easier to eat, and the juice, which I pour off and save, is delicious. What a surprise treat!
Never one to stop because I’m ahead, my next step was to make the chewing easier, now that I’m chewing every bite until it’s liquid so my colon can get the good out of it into my blood stream instead of it going into the toilet. So, it was into my Magic-Bullet super-blender with the drained mix, with about an added quarter of the trail mix volume of my raw yogurt-honey, and blend. Wowee! Fabulous, and it’s now so easy to chew. It’s joined the cups on my fruit meal tray. Permanently.
The Medical Cartel
It’s too big to fail, too evil to expose.
(NaturalNews) There are several reasons why the medical cartel is too big to fail: the enormous amount of money at stake; its aim to control populations. And the science itself is fraudulent.
This revelation, above all, is what the medical cartel tries to guard against. Their profession has shoved in all its chips on the propaganda proposition that it does impeccable science.
Science sells. The appearance of it sells. It's the foundation stone of many industries.
Were that stone to crack and shatter, all bets would be off. A titanic fraud would come to light. The kind of fraud that would both freeze people's minds and blow them away.
Science is the most powerful rationalization in the modern world. Consensus reality would fail and disperse without it.
As has been covered before, the most conservative mainstream estimate of medically caused death in America is 225,000 people per year. Every credential behind that figure is immaculate. The author of the paper that presented the statistics was the late Dr. Barbara Starfield, a revered public health expert who worked for many years at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Her review, "Is US health the best in the world?", was published on July 26th, 2000, in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Starfield's breakdown was as follows: the medical system kills 119,000 people a year in the US as a result of maltreatment in hospitals. The other 106,000 people are killed by FDA-approved medicines. The FDA must approve every drug as safe and effective before it is released for public use.
It's the medicines we need to focus on. 106,000 deaths a year translates to an astonishing 1,060,000 deaths per decade. So, how are these drugs getting approved?
Clinical trials are conducted. Reports of those trials are written. The reports, the studies, are published in peer-reviewed medical journals. The studies ARE the science.
Since a million people per decade are being killed by the drugs, then a huge number of published studies proclaiming the drugs are safe are sheer fraud. There is no other way to put it. This statement from Marcia Angell, former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, echoes the fact: "It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine."
(Marcia Angell, MD, The New York Review of Books, January 15, 2009)
The medical cartel rests on cataclysmic fraud, scientific fraud. Imagine what would happen if just one major media outlet decided to take on this story and push it for all it's worth. Not merely an article or two…an ongoing campaign of relentless exposure.
The silence from that quarter speaks volumes about the controlled press and what it stands for.
The discovery of a page, on the FDA's own website, proves the FDA is fully aware that: the drugs it certifies as safe have been killing Americans, at the rate of 100,000 per year. The FDA website page is available under the heading, "Why Learn About Adverse Drug Reactions." You can google it. The FDA takes no blame, no responsibility for its own actions, and yet it admits the death statistics are accurate.
Understand this very clearly. No medical drug in America can be released for public use until and unless the FDA states it is safe. The FDA is the agency that makes every such decision on every drug. The buck stops there.
Yes, the FDA has a "special relationship" with the pharmaceutical industry. Yes, the FDA utilizes doctors on their drug-approval panels that have ties to the pharmaceutical industry. But, in the end, it is the FDA official seal that opens the gate and permits a drug to be prescribed by doctors and sold in the US. Yet there has never ben a case in which any FDA employee was censured, fired, or criminally prosecuted for the killing effects of these drugs. That is a track record Organized Crime would be proud of, and the comparison is not frivolous.
On this FDA website page, the FDA also readily admits that medical drugs are the fourth leading cause of death in America, ahead of pulmonary disease, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia, accidents, and automobile fatalities. The FDA website page also states there are 2 million serious adverse reactions (ADRs) from the ingestion of medical drugs, annually, in the US. That would be 20 million ADRs per decade.
When the FDA says "serious," they aren't talking about headaches or slight dizziness or temporary nausea. "Serious" means stroke, heart attack, neurological damage; destruction of that magnitude.
Examining these figures for death and debilitation, can you find any comparable documented crime in the American landscape? This is the kind of story that would make Watergate look like a Sunday-school picnic.
If a paper like the New York Times let loose their hounds to relentlessly explore the horror, I assure you that, in time, doctors and medical bureaucrats and even drug-company employees would come out of the woodwork with confessions, and the resultant explosions and outcries would shake the medical/pharmaceutical foundations of America and the planet.
It would shake and destroy the SCIENCE.
But these major media outlets are an intrinsic part of the Matrix that protects and sustains the crimes and the criminals. It isn't just drug-advertising profits that keep the leading newspapers and television networks silent. It's collusion to protect "a revered institution"---the medical system.
Also at stake is Obamacare. The connection is vivid and unmistakable. Millions more Americans, previously uninsured, will be forced into the system and subjected to the very drugs are killing and maiming people at such a horrific rate.
Where has the US Department of Justice been all these years? Is there any way, under the sun, that a million deaths per decade can be excused? Is there any way the FDA and the drug companies can float safely in the upper atmosphere of privilege, while the concept of justice retains any meaning? Where are criminal prosecutions?
Meanwhile, the FDA pursues an agenda of attacking nutritional supplements, and the latest federal regulations classify these supplements as "potentially dangerous"…despite the fact that supplements have a record of safety that is astonishing.
It is time for the public to realize that 100,000 people dying every year in the US, because they take medical drugs, is the equivalent of 33 airliner crashes into the Twin Towers, every year, year after year.
If you were a medical reporter for a major media outlet in the US, and you knew the above fact, wouldn't you make it a priority to say something, write something, do something?
And with that, let's get to another smoking gun. The citation is: BMJ June 7, 2012 (BMJ 2012:344:e3989). Author, Jeanne Lenzer.
Lenzer refers to a report by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices: "It calculated that in 2011 prescription drugs were associated with two to four million people in the US experiencing 'serious, disabling, or fatal injuries, including 128,000 deaths.'"
The report called this "one of the most significant perils to humans resulting from human activity."
And here is the final dagger. The report was compiled by outside researchers who went into the FDA's own database of "serious adverse [medical-drug] events." Therefore, to say the FDA isn't aware of this finding would be absurd. The FDA knows.
Since the Department of Homeland Security is working its way into every nook and corner of American life, hyper-extending its mandate to protect all of us from everything, maybe DHS should stop tracking every move we make and simply raid and arrest all employees of the FDA as terrorists. The details could be sorted out later.
How many smoking guns do we need before a sitting president shuts down the FDA buildings, fumigates them, and builds a monument to all the dead Americans the FDA has driven into their graves?
Do we need 100,000 smoking guns? Do we need relatives of the people who've all died, in the span of, say, merely a year, from the poisonous effects of FDA-approved medical drugs, to bring their corpses and coffins to the doors of FDA headquarters?
And lets ask another question. If instead of drugs like warfarin, dabigatran, levofloxacin, carboplatin, and lisinopril (the five leading killers in the FDA database), the 100,000 deaths per year were led by gingko, ginseng, vitamin D, niacin, and raw milk, what do you think would happen? (Note that warfarin, the drug my VA’s Dr. Bernard had me take and damned near killed me twice, is listed number one — WG).
You know what would happen. SEALS, Delta Force, SWAT teams, snipers, predator drones, tanks, and infantry would be attacking every health-food store in America. The resulting fatalities would be written off as necessary collateral damage in the fight to keep America safe and healthy.
But you see, the routine deaths of 100,000 Americans a year, after the FDA has certified the drugs are SAFE, isn't a "recognized political issue."
Such is the power of the medical cartel. All those phony stories in the press, reported dutifully by so-called medical reporters? The stories about maybe-could-be-possible-miracle breakthroughs just over the horizon of state-of-the-art research? Those stories are there to obscure the very, very hard facts of medically-caused death on the ground.
The buck stops at the FDA.
Imagine this. You go to an FBI web page and read the following: "Killings committed by FBI agents are the third leading cause of death in America every year."
Yet somehow, the FDA gets away with its crimes, its homicides. There are no alarm bells, no arrests, no hearings, no public statements, no press reactions, no shakeups at the Agency.
The power of the medical cartel is gigantic.
Considering that in last year’s Forbes list of 400 of America’s most profitable companies, the top ten were all Pharmaceuticals, and they made more profits than the other 390 listed combined, they’re a gorilla not to be annoyed.
There are doctors out there who know the statistics on medically caused death in the US. They know about the drugs that kill. They know what's going on. They know the FDA is accountable. They remain silent. They feel no pressure to make a public statement. They're living under the umbrella of protection provided by the government and the press and the medical system.
These doctors are silent witnesses to ongoing mass murder. Just as the FDA is a silent witness to its own mass-murdering practices. And of course, the doctors write the prescriptions for the drugs.
Obama, Bush, Clinton; none of these men have indicated the slightest awareness of the "problem." Did they know? Do they know? These men do know. They prefer to remain silent as well. They don't want to touch this genocidal crime. They don't have the character or the courage.
Presidents and deans of medical schools know. Teachers at these schools know. Pharmaceutical executives know. Medical researchers know. The CDC knows. The World Health Organization knows. Editors and reporters at major press outlets know. The DEA knows. The US Dept. of Justice knows.
As far as the public is concerned, a matrix of hypnotic effect and cognitive dissonance is the obstacle. People find it extremely difficult to believe that a federal agency, in broad daylight, year after year, countenances and sustains the unnecessary deaths of 100,000 people.
People find it extremely difficult to believe that, were such a story true, they would not have heard about it already. People want to believe that a crime of this boggling magnitude would already have been prosecuted to the full extent of the law. People want to believe the secular religion known as Medicine is devoted to healing in all its forms. People want to believe that, since doctors can put accident victims back together in one piece and can set broken bones and temporarily reduce inflammation, the practice of medicine must be uniformly successful across the board. People want to believe in SCIENCE.
In a stunning 2012 interview with Truthout's Martha Rosenberg, former FDA drug reviewer, Ronald Cavanagh, exposed the FDA as a relentless criminal mafia protecting its client, Big Pharma, with a host of mob strategies.
Cavanagh: "...widespread [FDA] racketeering, including witness tampering and witness retaliation." "I was threatened with prison." "One [FDA] manager threatened my children...I was afraid that I could be killed for talking to Congress and criminal investigators."
Cavanagh reviewed new drug applications made to the FDA by pharmaceutical companies. He was one of the holdouts at the Agency who insisted the drugs had to be safe and effective before being released to the public.
But honest appraisal wasn't part of the FDA culture, and Cavanagh swam against the tide, until he realized his life and the life of his children was on the line.
What was his covert task at the FDA? "Drug reviewers were clearly told not to question drug companies and that our job was to approve drugs." In other words, rubber stamp them. Say the drugs were safe and effective when they were not.
Cavanagh's recalls a meeting where a drug-company representative flat-out stated that his company had paid the FDA for a new-drug approval. Paid for it. As in bribe.
He remarks that the drug pyridostigmine, given to US troops to prevent the effects of nerve gas, "actually increased the lethality" of certain nerve agents.
Cavanagh recalls being given records of safety data on a drug---and then his bosses told him which sections not to read. Obviously, they knew the drug was dangerous and they knew exactly where, in the reports, that fact would be revealed.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/040202_medical_cartel_too_big_to_fail_evil.html#ixzz2SWkdX2u2
When I was living in the RPI freshman dorms the chlorine in the town water stunk up our bathrooms. These days it’s not only chlorine, they’re adding fluorides to our water cocktail.
Researchers have shown that chlorine is causing people to develop food and other allergies…particularly with babies, when the mother has drunk chlorinated water during the pregnancy. The stuff messes up the baby’s immune system development, which is our body’s primary operating system. Plus it sure isn’t going to help the baby’s brain development, which in a major part takes place during the prenatal months. Yes, another IQ chopper.
My solution has been to invest in a still. The best bet: www.steamdistiller.com.
And, if chlorine and fluorides aren’t enough to get you to purify your drinking water, more and more town waters also have pesticides from insect and weed-control products used by farmers. Plus recycled medications that get back into our water.
Bottled water? Not if it’s in a plastic bottle loaded with BPA. Get a still!
Another major BPA source is in can linings, if you are still eating canned food. Hmm, now where did I put my old can opener?
Being interested in providing my body with all of the nutrients it needs and has been designed to use, I found a Natural News item about the benefits of gelatin of considerable interest.
Like helping to build strong nails. Since one of the Coumadin side-effect has been to keep my fingernails breaking off down to the quick, maybe gelatin could help. It also builds stronger bones and provides liver support. Well, no problem there, but let’s keep it that way. It encourages the body to produce more of its collagen, fortifying the skin from the inside out.
Okay. Okay, I’m sold. I found a supplier on the Internet and ordered a pound of gelatin powder. I’ll add to my supplement pots on my fruit and meat-veggie meal trays.
Maybe you’ve read about the dollar having lost 13¢ in value in the last five years. That’s a 2.6% inflation per year…fed by the $85 billion a month the Federal Reserve is having printed.
A hundred years ago, when our Treasury Department issued our paper money, we’d had no inflation of our dollar since the country started, 137 years before. Then they turned our dollar over to a group of European Jewish banks. What cost 3¢ then, now is more than a dollar. Pretty soon our chains of dollar stores will go the way of the five and dime Woolworth’s and Kresge’s stores that used to be in virtually every American town. Only the Dollar Tree’s seem to be able to hold the dollar price.
While we’re thanking Congress for that, let’s also remember that the same Congress got rid of the duty on imports, the tax that had totally funded our government since it was founded, replacing it with the income tax. That beaut is now taking almost half our pay checks, plus forcing companies to move their factories to lower wage countries, which has cost us whole industries. Well, like electronics.
It sure would help our country enormously if Congress would reinstitute the duty on imports. Yeah, Walmart would be hit. Tough. But that could eliminate the need for our income tax, plus start us building new factories and eliminating the current unemployment bloat. Sure, iPods would cost more if made here instead of China, but at least we’d have plenty of money to pay for them.
(NaturalNews) It costs around a quarter of a million dollars or more to become a doctor in the United States these days. This is how and why it started out being okay to be after the big bucks as a doctor.
So that is where Big Pharma comes in…they size up the biggest doctor egos and flatter them into becoming mouthpieces for their companies and products, and accepting tokens of their gratitude in the form of everything from yachts to equipment for their clinics, to cash and other prizes. They are indoctrinated in medical school to believe in surgery and drug therapies as the only viable courses of treatment. Big Pharma ensures that is the case; they "donate to" and "support" universities, research, and training facilities so that tomorrow's doctors are weaned on their wares. Furthermore, it is Big Pharma that goes after practitioners of alternative or holistic therapies, and they have to stage to convince the healthcare professionals that these therapies are ridiculous.
People die every day from the barbaric practices of modern medicine. From medical mistakes to radiation poisoning, from vaccine reactions to simple nutrient deficiency coupled with chemical overload, there is a case to be made that it is not the older, more traditional, tried and true forms of medicine, now called "alternative," that are barbaric.
They may not be fully understood, like love and God, but that doesn't make it weird. So, sooner or later, many people come to their senses. Some of them are the patients, some of them are the doctors. They realize there's got to be something else out there to help the suffering. And if it's the doctor having a crisis of conscience, they find themselves in a sticky situation. Once you have become a cog in the wheel of the Big Pharma money machine, it is difficult to get out. If it's the patient realizing they need to try something else, they often don't know where to go to find out what. It would be useful to know if you can trust your doctor, or if they have a conflict of interest with your being truly healthy.
There's nothing wrong with checking up on your doctor. You are the only one who benefits or suffers from your health. One way to check up on your doctor is to visit ProPublica's database of doctors that have received Big Pharma money for promotions. Visit: (http://projects.propublica.org) and search for your doctor's name. Another way would be to check with your state's medical licensing body for complaints. If you really like your doctor, honor that relationship by giving him or her a chance to discuss your feelings and concerns, and desire to try something more natural. Many of them will be open to your ideas. If they aren't, you have a clear conscious in hunting up a new doctor.
The Magic Bullet
I was eating my fruit breakfast when I answered Barry Harris’s asking about my super-blender (B027). Uh, oh, it got me to thinking. My first three little fruit pots had oranges, blueberries, and grapefruit, which I’d blended with a $20 Oster blender before I’d gotten that Magic Bullet.
Aha! I took the three pots of fruit and zapped them in the Bullet. Wow, what a difference! Broken down into almost a liquid, I could savor the more intense flavor while I did what little chewing was now required. The blueberry was vastly better. Okay, I cheated a little and added some honey-yogurt to thin it a bit, since it had been mostly solids.
After a three-hour nap I got up at 11:45 pm for a mini-breakfast snack and to watch the midnight TV news. It was the usual couple spoons of orange, blueberry, grapefruit, and red grape slushes, and then a couple banana lumps and milk.
But when I opened the fridge door to put the breakfast tray back, a pot of cranberries fell out, making a mess on the floor. Drat! So I got a roll of paper towels and leaned down to wipe it up. And that’s when I lost my balance and fell.
After trying and being unable to roll over on my knees to get up I had to settle for slowly inching my body on my side along the pantry floor to the kitchen. It took me a good half hour to struggle my way around to the telephone on the other side of the kitchen.
The phone was on a low table so I was able to reach it, pull it down and dial Ralph, across the road. As usual I got his answering machine. I hoped my doing this over and over might wake him, but it didn’t. Then it occurred to me to call 911. Within minutes a rescue team from Hancock was there and got me back on my feet. I was unhurt, just very weak, so I signed a release form and thanked them for rescuing me at two on this cold (48°) rainy morning.
And that’s how my Saturday started. I must remember to thank my VA Drs. Bernard and Lamphere for making this adventure possible.
Even Better Blue Berries
If you’ve done much homework on health you know how powerful blue berries are. So I’ve been including them in my fruit meal menu, with a spoonful right after the blended orange and followed by grapefruit, red grapes blended, etc. Nine little pint-sized cups I keep on a tray in the fridge.
But hey, after making my trail mix easier to chew, how about blue berries? Zap! Another genius stroke. So, I buy a bag of frozen blue berries, defrost ‘em, put some into the Magic-Bullet blender plus about a quarter more of my raw yogurt with honey mix, blend, and the result is wonderfully delicious, very easy to chew, and super-healthy.
Vitamix Vs. Magic Bullet
An email from Barry Harris KD7SIZ asked: “Why do you think that the magic bullet blender is better than the Vitamix blender? I use a Vitamix now, and I wonder why I should buy the magic bullet blender? I thought that you told me in the past that you have a Vitamix. My understanding is that both of these work at about the same speed, which is very fast. Thank you.”
And, here’s my answer: Well, it's much smaller, much easier to clean, much, much easier to use, and I got two complete Magic Bullet sets for $20 on that TV special. I did have a Vitamix, but I gave it away. —— Wayne ——
Moments of Bliss
Two things trigger moments of bliss for me. One, are the paintings by Edward Hopper, so I have two copies on s shelf in my office, allowing me to pause and refresh my bliss. I stop, look, and deeply thank Hopper for his wonderful creations.
The other, is Gottschalk’s music, when it comes up on my iPod. As we learn more about the Source Field, I suspect we’ll find that time is just a dimension, and the souls of long dead artists are aware when their work is blissing people.
The New Yorker
For years…no, make that decades…I subscribed. I forget why I stopped. Anyway, there was a copy in the waiting room at the hospital while Sherry was having her broken wrist checked. Good grief, it’s $6.99 a copy now! Lordy!
So I thumbed through to see what I’ve been missing. An article by Teddy Wayne startled me. I hadn’t realized how much journalism had changed in recent years. He started out: “I’m a broker at the top hedge fund in New York fucking city. I kick ass and I don’t even take names, because I could give a shit about other people’s identities. I’m not a shark, I’m a motherfucking orca.”
Golly, it wasn’t all that long ago I had to use “heck” instead of hell, and “darn” instead of damn, when I was writing for publication. What happened?
A Kale Storm
Having been unable to resist the ads on the super-high TV channels for the Magic Bullet blender, I’ve been having great fun putting it to use. This time with kale, that super-healthy not all that so tasty vitamin-packed veggie.
In the past I’ve washed the kale, chopped it into small pieces in my Cuisinart, and then added some of my raw yogurt coleslaw sauce. It’s delicious, but it takes quite a bit of time to chew it to a liquid so my digestive system can get all of its value.
Aha! It’s Magic Bullet time, with its ability to super-blend. Sure enough, it got my kale-coleslaw mix down to a thick liquid I could get swallow-able in a lot less time. Plus, it is mega-delicious this way.
Another delicious blend is with carrots, grape tomatoes, celery, and broccoli, with my coleslaw sauce. Our Shaw’s groceries sells plates of the four veggies, all ready to eat, for $7, complete with some ranch dressing for dipping. Instead, I put them in my Magic Bullet blender, add some of my coleslaw sauce, and reduced it to a thick liquid for easier chewing. Wow, is that good! This raw food diet stuff is sure fun!
Spirulina and Pregnancy
(NaturalNews) Research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food reveals that spirulina protects unborn babies from being damaged by cadmium exposure.
This is a hugely important finding because cadmium, a highly-toxic heavy metal, is routinely found in rice and other common foods. Even organic brown rice often contains as much as 3 ppm of cadmium.
Cadmium causes permanent kidney damage and bio-accumulates with alarming speed because it mimics potassium in the way it gets absorbed and integrated into the body's tissues. Even worse, cadmium has approximately a 20-year half-life in the human body, meaning your body will naturally eliminate half of your current cadmium load roughly every two decades. (Do not be confused by the term "half-life," as cadmium is not radioactive.)
Right now, our global food supply is heavily contaminated with cadmium, in large part due to the fact that so much food is now coming from China, a nation where cadmium pollution runs rampant. If spirulina can help pregnant women protect their unborn babies from cadmium toxicity, it could help prevent birth defects while dramatically reducing medical costs associated with metals poisoning.
Mice fed spirulina were able to protect their babies from cadmium-induced fetal damage, and a study published in 2011, conducted by the Department of Physiology, National School of Biological Sciences, National Polytechnical Institute in Mexico City, found that rats fed a diet of spirulina ranging from 62.5mg/kg to 500mg/kg of spirulina significantly decreased the frequency of fetuses with exencephaly, micrognathia, and skeletal abnormalities induced by Cadmium (Cd). Spirulina vastly reduced "teratogenecity," meaning fetal damage:
Furthermore, Spirulina treatment significantly and dose-dependently decreased lipid peroxidation, which was dramatically increased by administration of the metal. The results of the present study clearly point to the therapeutic potential of Spirulina in Cadmium-induced teratogenicity and probably through its antioxidant activity. The more spirulina was given, the better the results.
Alas, tt is a little-known fact that the USDA organic program does not regulate, or measure, or in any way limit the concentration of heavy metals in "certified organic" foods. Natural News has found that many "organic" foods contain alarming levels of heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, mercury, arsenic and even lighter metals like aluminum.
We have publicly questioned the integrity of China-based "organic" foods, given the fact that so many of them contain high levels of heavy metals.
California's Proposition 65, which seeks to limit heavy metal exposure in nutritional supplements and herbs, have NO LIMITS on heavy metals in foods. (Foods are exempt from Prop 65.) So while nutritional supplements must meet strict limits on lead, cadmium and other metals, foods can contain ANY level of heavy metals and still be legal in California (and everywhere else, too).
After reading all that I immediately ordered a one-pound bag of spirulina from nuts.com ($20 with s/h), where I got my organic raw walnuts.
Fluoride in Our Food Crops
(Natural News) According to fluoride expert Jeff Green, many non-organic foods contain extremely high levels of fluoride because of the pesticide chemicals sprayed on them…and in some cases, non-organic produce contains up to 180 times the amount of fluoride found in tap water.
Fluoride-based pesticide chemicals such as cryolite (sodium hexafluoroaluminate) are commonly used on non-organic food crops because they are highly effective at both killing pests and protecting crops against pest damage. But these same chemicals tend to persist in, and on, produce, where unsuspecting consumers regularly consume them with their everyday meals. According to Green, about one-third of the average person's fluoride exposure comes from non-organic food grown using fluoride chemicals.
"Cryolite is actually sodium aluminum fluoride, and is especially effective at killing bugs," says Green. "It's also very sticky, so when they spray it, it's more likely to stick on your produce, unless you really work at trying to get it off of it."
Many common fruits, vegetables are loaded with fluoride. Citrus fruits, it turns out, are allowed by law to be contaminated with up to 95 parts per million (ppm) of sodium aluminum fluoride, while potatoes are permitted to have up to 22 ppm on the outside skin, and two ppm on the inside flesh. Raisins are allowed to have 55 ppm of the chemical, while romaine lettuce can have up to 40 ppm. But perhaps the worst offender is iceberg lettuce, which is allowed to have a whopping 180 ppm of sodium aluminum fluoride, or 180 times the amount of fluoride typically added to municipal water supplies.
Conventional cereals, which are often made with pesticide-ridden grains, tend to contain high levels of fluoride as well. According to Green, tests have revealed that the popular breakfast cereal Wheaties, for instance, contains an average 10 ppm of fluoride, while Post Shredded Wheat contains 9.4 ppm. Conventional juices made using highly-fluoridated fruits such as grapes, apples, and cranberries also tend to test high for fluoride as well.
"As a result of fluoride-based pesticide residues on produce, researchers are finding that lettuce, tomatoes, cabbage, raisins and other common foods are also subject to even higher exposure levels than found in fluoridated water," wrote Green, in a piece entitled "Hidden Fluoride in our Food." "The common pesticide cryolite (sodium aluminum fluoride containing both aluminum and fluoride) is found at alarmingly high rates in foods that easily absorb chemicals, such as potato skins, white grapes and strawberries."
Thus, the average person's cumulative exposure to fluoride from food, beverages, personal care products, and water, is up to seven times the recommended maximum level, according to a government-compiled toxicological profile. Fluoride ions are smaller than water molecules, after all, which means they easily pass through the natural filtration mechanisms found in many fruits and vegetables, not to mention water filtration systems, the vast majority of which are incapable of filtering out fluoride ions.
You can read Green's full fluoride in food paper here: http://elearning.zaou.ac.zm
As of May 2013, a total of 43 studies have investigated the relationship between fluoride and human intelligence, and a total of 19 studies have investigated the relationship fluoride and learning/memory in animals. Of these investigations, 37 of the 43 human studies have found that elevated fluoride exposure is associated with reduced IQ, while 19 of the 20 animal studies have found that fluoride exposure impairs the learning and memory capacity of animals. The human studies, which are based on IQ examinations of over 11,000 children, provide compelling evidence that fluoride exposure during the early years of life can damage a child’s developing brain.
After reviewing 27 of these studies, a team of Harvard scientists concluded that fluoride’s effect on the young brain should now be a “high research priority.” (Choi, et al 2012). Other reviewers have reached similar conclusions, including the prestigious National Research Council (NRC), and scientists in the Neurotoxicology Divisionof the Environmental Protection Agency (Mundy, et al).
(NaturalNews) Dr. Michael Murray, an authority on natural medicine, asserts that spinach is among the most nutritious vegetables and quite an excellent source of iron, vitamins, and minerals. So this is a great addition to healthy balanced meals not only for its nutrient content but also because it is low in calories.
Spinach comes in different varieties. One is savoy which has crusty and curly leaves with creases and springs back fast when squeezed or stretched. The smooth-leaf type has smooth and even leaf, not wrinkled, and it has leaves in the shape of a spade. The other type is semi-savoy which has similar characteristics to the first type. However, the semi-savoy variety does not have as much creases.
Young spinach leaves, or baby spinach, are excellent for making vegetable salads because of their sweet taste and smaller leaves. When selecting spinach, choose the ones with lively dark green leaves and stalks. Yellowing is not a good characteristic of any green leafy vegetable. The leaves have to look fresh and not wilting. When you see slime coats on the leaves, this means the spinach is already in the process of decaying. It is also important not to rinse these vegetables prior to storing. When they come in contact with water, it promotes early decay.
Spinach is a good source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant which helps in fighting diseases and eye conditions such as cataracts. It also aids in fighting cancer, and since it has abundant levels of potassium, it also helps reduce the risks of heart conditions. It is also a great source of vitamin C. Since it has a rich green color, spinach contains phytochemicals that help in the prevention of age-related eye conditions. Its lipoic acid content makes regeneration of Vitamin C and Vitamin E possible. The leaves of the spinach are rich in Vitamin K. A 3.5 ounce serving of this vegetable can provide 402 percent of the daily required amount of Vitamin K. This nutrient has proven its function in lessening any neuronal damage in the brain such as what occurs in a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Its unique combination of phytonutrients makes it a very potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory organic product.
When blended with some of my coleslaw sauce in my Magic Bullet blender it’s easy to chew, plus delicious, and helps keep my brain healthy.
• Contain all 9 amino acids, which are the highest botanical source of essential fatty acids, (more than any nut or seed oil).
• They contain an ideal 3 to 1 ratio of omega threes.
• They contain loads of phytonutrients, the natural compounds in plants that protect them from germs, fungus, and a number of other outside threats. So, when we eat these phytonutrients they help develop the same immune boosting effects in us!
I’ve been getting my hemp, with some chocolate added, from Trader Joe’s ($10 a pound box), and adding a few heaping spoons when I add some honey-yogurt to liquefy nuts in my Magic Bullet blender, a delicious and super-healthy combo.
Hemp doesn’t seem to have any flavor of it’s own, so when I blend nuts with my honey-yogurt, I add a good dollop of hemp, and, what the heck, some cocoanut oil. Well, why not load on the nutrients? Try it and see for yourself. This chocolate-cocoanut-nut blend will have you adding a small pot to both your fruit and meat-veggie meal trays. I have.
(NaturalNews) Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative brain condition that comes with a multibillion-dollar per year cost to the American public, and its takeover doesn't seem to be slowing down. It is estimated that in 2013 alone, Alzheimer's disease will cost Americans more than $200 billion. With its prevalence appearing to be at an all time high, it appears that the medical world and the public should be looking for better alternatives in regard to preventing its takeover. The Westernized approach to treating such a condition has some upsides, but many crucial factors seem to be left out of the overall equation - food (like coconuts) being one of these major areas to assess.
The effects of coconut oil on the brain
Coconut oil is an amazing food, and luckily, science has shown that it is among one of the most healing in nature. In regard to helping Alzheimer's patients, the ketone bodies, which are given off when coconut oil's fatty acids are metabolized by the liver, can be a perfect fuel source for the brain - a trait that can surely help Alzheimer's patients.
A brain that has been impacted by Alzheimer's disease cannot efficiently use glucose for fuel as it once did. Ketones help to solve this problem by providing a different fuel source that the brain can use instead.
Think of this "fuel swapping" arrangement much like how a hybrid car switches between gas an electricity - carbohydrates being the gas, and ketone bodies acting as the much cleaner, more efficient electricity.
The research behind the utilization of ketones for mental health is very promising. From speeding up the body's metabolism, to keeping the brain functioning optimally; science has proven that coconut oil can truly help those who suffer from Alzheimer's disease.
The chemistry of coconut oil
Coconut oil is mainly composed of saturated fat, and as bad as that sounds, it's really not. The human body is perfectly capable of utilizing saturated fat in many aspects, as it is a requirement for countless internal functions. Hormone production, brain function, cellular health, bone health, and even immunity - the list is quite extensive.
A frustrating fact is that for the past sixty or so years, the public has been told to avoid saturated fat in order to maintain adequate levels of health. Unfortunately, avoiding saturated fat is not the needed key to better health - it's quite the opposite.
Coconut oil is also loaded with medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs), a type of fatty acid that is sent directly to the liver where it gets used as energy almost immediately!
Once these MCFAs are metabolized, their by-products (the ketones) are then sent up to the brain where they can be used as fuel, and this is how something as simple as coconut oil can help those who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
In some cases, better fuel can equate to a better functioning brain on many different levels.
Coconut oil provides an alternative fuel source that the brain can use to work optimally once again.
With mental health and varying degrees of dementia being major issues among aging seniors today, it seems as though more people should be assessing their diets, rather than managing their pill regimens.
The best source I’ve found is Trader Joe’s, whose cocoanut oil is organic.
With Doctors Day and Comby having found no incurable illnesses when their patients were put on raw food diets, this would be a faster way to solve Alzheimer’s. But, I’m including cocoanut oil in my raw meals anyway.
Dr. Mercola: “If fluoride is really the panacea for dental disease that it’s been portrayed as, then why is it that the United States is one of the only developed countries that fluoridates their citizens’ drinking water?
Hint: It’s not because the other countries aren’t aware of fluoride’s supposed “miracle” powers for your teeth … it’s because they fully realize that adding a known poison to your population’s water supply is probably not a good idea.
Even in North America, water fluoridation has come under increasing scrutiny; since 2010, more than 75 US and Canadian communities have voted to end water fluoridation, and the issue is heating up as more and more people begin to demand water that does not expose them to this highly toxic industrial waste product.
If you’re new to this issue, and even if you’re not, please take 20 minutes to watch Michael Connett, an attorney with the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), summarize 10 important facts about fluoride that everyone needs to know.
1. Most Developed Countries Do Not Fluoridate Their Water. More people drink fluoridated water in the US alone than in the rest of the world combined. In Western Europe, for instance, 97 percent of the population drinks non-fluoridated water.
2. Fluoridated Countries Do Not Have Less Tooth Decay Than Non-Fluoridated Countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is no discernible difference in tooth decay between developed countries that fluoridate their water and those that do not. The decline in tooth decay the US has experienced over the last 60 years, which is often attributed to fluoridated water, has likewise occurred in all developed countries (most of which do not fluoridate their water).
3. Fluoride Affects Many Tissues in Your Body Besides Your Teeth. Many assume that consuming fluoride is only an issue that involves your dental health. But according to a 500-page scientific review, fluoride is an endocrine disruptor that can affect your bones, brain, thyroid gland, pineal gland and even your blood sugar levels. There have been over 34 human studies and 100 animal studies linking fluoride to brain damage, including lower IQ in children, and studies have shown that fluoride toxicity can lead to a wide variety of health problems, including: dementia, bone cancer, genetic damage, increased tumor and cancer rate, disrupts the immune system, and lowers IQs.
4. Fluoridation is Not a “Natural” Process. Fluoride is naturally occurring in some areas, leading to high levels in certain water supplies “naturally.” Fluoridation advocates often use this to support its safety, however naturally occurring substances are not automatically safe (think of arsenic, for instance). Further, the fluoride added to most water supplies is not the naturally occurring variety but rather fluorosilicic acid, which is captured in air pollution control devices of the phosphate fertilizer industry. As FAN reported: “This captured fluoride acid is the most contaminated chemical added to public water supplies, and may impose additional risks to those presented by natural fluorides. These risks include a possible cancer hazard from the acid’s elevated arsenic content, and a possible neurotoxic hazard from the acid’s ability--under some conditions--to increase the erosion of lead from old pipes.”
5. 40% of American Teenagers Show Visible Signs of Fluoride Overexposure. About 40 percent of American teens have dental fluorosis, a condition that refers to changes in the appearance of tooth enamel that are caused by long-term ingestion of fluoride during the time teeth are forming. In some areas, fluorosis rates are as high as 70-80 percent, with some children suffering from advanced forms. It’s likely this is a sign that children are receiving large amounts of fluoride from multiple sources, including not only drinking water but also fluoride toothpaste, processed beverages/foods, fluoride pesticides, tea, non-stick pans and some fluorinated drugs. So not only do we need to address the issue of water fluoridation, but how this exposure is magnified by other sources of fluoride that are now common. It's also important to realize that dental fluorosis is NOT "just cosmetic." It can also be an indication that the rest of your body, such as your bones and internal organs, including your brain, have been overexposed to fluoride as well. In other words, if fluoride is having a visually detrimental effect on the surface of your teeth, you can be virtually guaranteed that it's also damaging other parts of your body, such as your bones.
6. For Infants, Fluoridated Water Provides No Benefits, Only Risks. Infants who consume formula made with fluoridated tap water may consume up to 1,200 micrograms of fluoride, or about 100 times more than the recommended amounts. Such “spikes” of fluoride exposure during infancy provide no known advantage to teeth, but they do have plenty of known harmful effects. Babies given fluoridated water in their formula are not only more likely to develop dental fluorosis, but may also have reduced IQ scores. In fact, a Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) concluded that children who live in areas with highly fluoridated water have "significantly lower" IQ scores than those who live in low fluoride areas. A number of prominent dental researchers now advise that parents should not add fluoridated water to baby formula.
7. Fluoride Supplements Have Never Been Approved by the FDA. The fluoride supplements sometimes prescribed to those who are not drinking fluoridated water have not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of tooth decay. In fact, the fluoride supplements that the FDA has reviewed have been rejected. “So with fluoridation, we are adding to the water a prescription-strength dose of a drug that has never been approved by the FDA,” FAN noted.
8. Fluoride is the Only Medicine Added to Public Water. Fluoride is added to drinking water to prevent a disease (tooth decay), and as such becomes a medicine by FDA definition. While proponents claim this is no different than adding vitamin D to milk, fluoride is not an essential nutrient. Many European nations have rejected fluoride for the very reason that delivering medication via the water supply would be inappropriate. Water fluoridation is a form of mass medication that denies you the right to informed consent.
9. Swallowing Fluoride Provides Little Benefit to Teeth. It is now widely recognized that fluoride’s only justifiable benefit comes from topical contact with teeth, which even the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has acknowledged. Adding it to water and pills, which are swallowed, offers little, if any, benefit to your teeth.
10. Disadvantaged Communities are the Most Disadvantaged by Fluoride. Fluoride toxicity is exacerbated by conditions that occur much more frequently in low-income areas. African American and Mexican American children have significantly higher rates of dental fluorosis, and many low-income urban communities also have severe oral health crises, despite decades of water fluoridation. FAN continues: “The simple fact is that poor populations need dental care, not fluoridation chemicals in their water. The millions of dollars spent each year promoting fluoridation would be better spent advocating for policies that provide real dental care: like allowing dental therapists to provide affordable care to populations with little access to dentists. In short, fluoridation provides good PR for dental trade associations, but bad medicine for those it’s supposedly meant to serve.”
I wish Dr. Mercola had mentioned that the previous use of fluoridated water was in the German and Russian prison camps in WWII to pacify the prisoners and end their attempts to escape, and it is also given to bulls to pacify them.
(NaturalNews) Heart disease and cancer in all their different forms take the lives of millions of men, women and children in the US each year. Yet thousands of well constructed research bodies have shown that most chronic diseases can be prevented by making simple lifestyle changes, including diet, smoking, physical activity and exposure to toxic household and environmental pollutants through our early and middle adult years. Specific foods and nutrients such as resveratrol, curcumin, green tea and leafy greens have demonstrated specific properties that help to prevent and fight cardiovascular disease and cancer, and should be included as part of your regular daily diet and supplement plan.
A research study team based in Spain has published the result of their research in the journal, BMC Medicine that explains that those who eat nuts more than three times a week had a reduced risk of dying from cancer or cardiovascular disease than non-nut eaters. To conduct their research, scientists looked at the effect on the prevention of cardiovascular disease when the participants were put on a Mediterranean diet with extra nuts and extra virgin olive oil, compared with a control group following a low-fat diet.
Raw nuts, especially walnuts, help lower blood pressure and blood lipids to thwart chronic disease.
The scientists analyzed more than 7,000 people aged between 55 and 90 years, and divided them into two groups based on adherence to a Mediterranean style diet that included nuts, and especially walnuts, or those following a low-fat diet. The team found that people who eat more than three servings of nuts (1 serving equal approximately one ounce) a week had a 55 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and a 40 percent reduced risk of death from cancer.
Lead study author, Dr. Jordi Salas-Salvad commented "How nuts are able to prevent premature mortality is not entirely clear, nor why walnuts should be better for you than other nuts. Walnuts have particularly high content of alpha-linoleic acid and phytochemicals..., along with fiber and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium, may contribute to their healthy effect." Past studies have demonstrated that walnuts in particular are a beneficial part of a healthy diet and are the best source of antioxidants, containing twice the amount as normal nuts.
Researchers also note that people who ate nuts had a lower body mass index and smaller waist. Further, this group was found to be more physically active and less likely to smoke. The study authors conclude "Questions about specific constituents, amount, duration and type of nuts to be consumed remain to be elucidated. Meanwhile, we might need to focus on the question of how to better promote nut consumption in the population and sustainably integrate it into the daily diet." Nutrition experts recommend replacing one daily serving of fruits and vegetables with a one ounce serving of raw nuts to significantly lower the risk of dying from heart disease and cancer.
In B005 you’ll see a great way to fix walnuts. I have some with every meal fixed this way.
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, on C2C, pointed out that the number of mandatory vaccines for children has skyrocketed over the years. As recently as 1985, there were only three required vaccines. "Now, children get multiple doses of 16 different vaccines by the time they start kindergarten," she noted. While the vaccine industry claims their products are safe, effective, and protective, they're actually using an unproven medical hypothesis as a marketing tool," she contended. The vaccines are not doing anything to keep us healthy, but if anything they're lowering our immune systems, and making us more susceptible to illness, she continued. Dr. Tenpenny was critical of mainstream American health care in general-- "it's not health care at all; it's sick care and disease care, using a macro molecule called a drug...symptom free in the presence of a drug is not health."
Worse, almost all vaccinations have mercury in them, and that can significantly lower your baby’a IQ. D’uh?
“Since 2003, 400 known TSA agents have been fired for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of luggage. One TSA agent, who was convicted for stealing $800,000 worth of goods from travelers, said that airport security theft is "commonplace." Anything from clothing, to laptops, cameras, video games and cash are often stolen and X-ray scanners are the typical tool used to locate the most valuable items.”
I’ve been fortunate, considering all the traveling I’ve done, in that the only thing that was stolen was a camera from my suitcase, and that was way back before the TSA took over.
A Quote That Makes Sense
“When I hired engineers for my company, I found that those who were excellent students (4.0 GPAs and top test scores) could not innovate like our employees who were in the 3.2-3.5 range. Those who achieve top honors academically excel in rules-based environments, but they typically have a hard time questioning, bending, and breaking those rules (i.e., thinking outside predefined constraints). These academic "geniuses" will tell you "it can't be done" while the person they share an office with invents a novel way to solve the problem. Now I have my own Patent Law practice, and I get to review at least a thousand patents each year. The truly innovative patents -- the ones that make you go "wow, that's really clever" -- come from tiny companies, not the big industry leaders. Also, more of the meaningful inventions are coming from foreign inventors.”
Well, I was always a “C” student until I got to a school that made me think instead of just memorize, the Navy’s Radio Materiel school, where I excelled.
They’re great sliced and eaten with raw milk. Healthy, too. But, wait’ll you try what I’ve discovered! Wow, and a bargain to boot.
When the groceries put out new bananas, many of them mark down the older, now spotted bananas to their discounted fruit rack at 10¢ to 15¢ a pound instead of 49¢ or more. I grab them. All of them. And I cut ‘em into one-inch chunks and put ‘em in the freezer.
When unfrozen, and allowed to age a few days in the fridge, they turn into soft brown gooey globs with intense banana flavor. I chew each of the globs thoroughly and follow them with a few spoons of raw milk to get my taste buds ready for the next super-delicious glob. I also mix saliva with each spoon of milk. You’ll never go back to plain old sliced bananas.
Humans are Poisoning Ourselves
Thank Natural News for this.
Consider these shocking truths of modern society:
• Our food is intentionally laced with chemical poisons to make it look red (sodium nitrite), or taste savory (MSG), or last longer on the shelves (chemical preservatives).
• Our medicines are laced with fluorine molecules to make them highly reactive to brain cells (SSRIs).
• Our vaccines our formulated with trace levels of brain-damaging methyl mercury and chemical adjuvants to provoke an "inflammatory" response in the immune system which also happens to cause autism, seizures and brain damage.
• Our lawns are sprayed with synthetic poisons that cause Alzheimer's and depression.
• Our water supply is used as a toxic waste dump to dispose of fluoride compound chemicals that would otherwise have to be handled as toxic waste.
• Food intended for human consumption is intentionally stripped of most minerals, vitamins and nutrients to promote the maximum disease.
• The media teaches the public that nutrition is useless but that prescription medications are "essential nutrients" required for healthy living.
• There is lead in cosmetics, cadmium in rice, arsenic in seaweed, mercury in vaccines and aluminum in almost everything. The human race is being heavily poisoned with heavy metals.
These toxins cause brain damage. The cumulative effect of metals poisoning, fluoride poisoning, pesticide poisoning, vaccine poisoning and food additive poisoning is biochemical brain damage.
We are living in a society where 90% or more of the population is literally brain damaged beyond repair. This is why irrationality has gone wild everywhere you look. It's why people keep buying the same poisons that have already poisoned them while turning to medications to mask the symptoms of that poisoning, thereby poisoning themselves even further with the meds.
It's why the No. 1 treatment for cancer is a chemical cocktail ("chemotherapy") which causes, as its top side effect, more cancer. And it's why a rapidly-expanding subset of the population is now utterly unable to read, to parse words, to speak in coherent sentences or even to engage in anything resembling rational discourse.
The ramifications of this epidemic of brain damage are bewildering. For starters, the entire system of justice and democracy upon which our republic is based is contingent upon people being sane. The sacred concept of a "jury of your peers" depends on your peers being sane. The idea of voting for public office also requires sane voters in order to achieve sane outcomes, and the "free market" system of capitalism and consumer choice assumes that consumers make rational decisions to drive that market.
But they don't. Consumers are brain damaged, then brainwashed, dumbed-down and manipulated. Voters are deluded and intentionally confused. Juries are manipulated and misinformed. In every sector of society where a group of sane people was supposed to restore balance and reason, we now have insane people driving society even further into the ground.
We are living in an era of metals poisoning, chemicals poisoning and information poisoning
Never before in the history of the world has the toxic burden on human beings been so great (and tragic). Never before has the chasm between the sane and the insane become so wide (and so dangerous). We are living in an era where rationality is alien to the masses. As a very simple example, it matters nothing to the voters that Obama has violated virtually every single campaign promise he made in the elections, including labeling GMOs, closing Guantanamo Bay, reducing the federal budget deficit, protecting whistleblowers, improving government transparency, providing affordable government health care and protecting the Constitution.
He has grossly violated each and every one of these promises, yet his supporters somehow continue to believe in him. Such a belief is utterly irrational. It is, in fact, insane.
you’re getting Dr. Mercola’s daily
emails you’ve read about the importance of chewing every bite until it
liquid. Well, I was delighted to see that he has come up with exactly
reasons I’ve been preaching.
Much to my surprise I came across three
packages of Dr. Mercola’s chlorella tablets I’d bought and forgotten
After reading all the great things chlorella can do, I was ready to
give ‘em a
If you’re getting Natural News you’ve seen this:
”For those who would like
to defend against cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammation and
strawberries are an excellent choice. A study in the Journal of
and Food Chemistry discovered strawberry extract decreased
both colon (HT29) and breast (MCF-7) cancer cells. Inhibition of HT29
53 percent while MCF-7 cells averaged 43 percent. Researchers believe
phytonutrients, ellagic acid and ellagitannins present in the fruit are
responsible for the findings. Organic strawberries had higher
characteristics than conventional varieties.”
(NaturalNews) We begin life unified with
our mother's blood and lymphatic systems through the umbilical cord,
placenta, and a kind of water-bed called amniotic fluid until the day
born. Just as lymph comprises and cleanses cerebral spinal fluid, lymph
comprises and cleanses the amniotic fluid that healthy prenatal
requires. All fluids in the body devoid of red blood cells are
lymph. Back in the 80's many doctors were taught that the lymphatic
merely an ancient remnant of evolution. In reality, the blood stream
be as effective as the lymphatic system is, yet even today, very few
This has needed to be said, and Pat has said it…
BUCHANAN TO OBAMA — By Patrick J. Buchanan
Barack says we need to have a conversation
about race in America .. Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a
conversation.. White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured
This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions,
demands heard. And among them are these:
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In view of how things have been going I’m
going to have to make an addition to my Secret Guide to Wealth. My
recommendation is for kids to forget college and become entrepreneurs.
explains how they can get all the training they need for this, with
paying them to learn. Yes, I have a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurial Science,
started one successful entrepreneurial business after another.
Living in New Hampshire, where it’s legal
for stores to sell raw milk and raw milk products, I have no problem
them. I get my raw milk, yogurt and meat from Sunnyfield farm, where I
their cows grazing on grass, right here in Peterborough. If your state
allow raw milk products, maybe you can sue your legislature for helping
cancer. If you do your research you’ll never again use pasteurized
Having just finished a super-delicious,
super-healthy raw food meal, I thought you might be interested in why
be adopting such a diet.
The day started out like any other in the
last few weeks, with my meat and veggie raw food meal at midnight. Then
two-hour nap, dressed in my warm underwear and covered by my blanket.
combo I’d always gone to sleep in a minute or two.
Up at 3 AM and checked my email, then back
for a couple more hour nap.
What Happened To Me?
Back in 2008, in order to lower my blood pressure, my VA doctor, Dr. Donald Bernard, prescribed my taking daily Warfarin pills. This drug, also known as rat poison, and as Coumadin (a nicer name), was to thin my blood.
The VA Medical Center in Manchester (zip 03104) mailed me the Warfarin pills, and the bill for them, plus I had to make monthly visits to their Coumadin clinic to have my blood checked. Their pharmacists then advised if I should increase or decrease my daily doses.
After four years, and suffering from the side-effects, in May 2012, when my blood pressure was normal, Dr. Bernard okayed me stopping the pills. That's when my real trouble began.
Here's what I suspect happened. During the four years of daily Warfarin pills my immune system was kept busy trying to deal with this overwhelming poison barrage, which I suspect it did by having it's white cells store it in my fat, muscles, and elsewhere in my body.
Once the pills stopped, my immune system rallied its white cells to get the stored poison out of my body via its lymph system. Thus, when I accidentally cut an ankle on my bed frame, the Warfarin-carrying lymph started pouring outâ€¦by the pint!
But, when the ankle cut started to heal, I was directed to VA doctor Gary Lamphere to lie down with my legs above my body when I got home. Alas, when I did the backed up Warfarin/lymph flooded from my legs into my body, almost paralyzing it. I was suddenly so weak I could hardly walk or think. And now, a whole year later, my legs are still so weak I am unable to go up even one step of a stair without pulling my body up by the banister or to walk more than a hundred feet or so without stopping to rest.
Common sense, which alas seems totally missing at the VA Center, would have been to reopen the cut on my ankle, and then open another on my other ankle, so the Warfarin/lymph combo could be drained as quickly as possible. My immune system's job is to get rid of poisons, and it has been prevented from ridding my body of four years of stored Warfarin, other than by leaking a little lymph from the huge scabs on my lower legs that are left over from the incredibly itching Coumadin side-effect rash on my lower legs.
This leakage has me wrapping towels around my lower legs when I sleep so my sheets and mattress aren't soaking wet when I wake.
Until my ankle cut healed I was stuffing twelve layers of kitchen paper towels into my sock and then changing them every couple hours when they were saturated and dripping, as I explained to both Dr. Bernard and Dr. Lamphere.
As the Warfarin/lymph backed up, my upper legs became solid and bloated, and then my testicles filled up, getting enormous. Since then enough lymph has leaked out for my testicles to shrink a bit, and my upper legs stop being solid like wooden logs.
Since it seems that the sooner my immune system is able to get rid of the stored Warfarin, the sooner it will be able to get back to its routine work of checking to see that every cell in my body is functioning correctly, dealing with any invading germs or viruses, and trashing any starting cancers.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that blood thinners and diabetes drugs caused most of the emergency hospital visits for drug reactions among people over 65 years of age in the United States. According to the study, just four medications, used alone or in combination, were responsible for two-thirds of the emergency hospitalizations among older adults. At the top of the list was the blood thinner Warfarin, also known as Coumadin, which accounted for 33 percent of emergency hospital visits.
In patients aged 80 and older the risk of intracranial hemorrhage increases sharply. Also, this study found that among anti-coagulated patients with atrial fibrillation, intracranial hemorrhages were responsible for nearly 90% of the deaths from Warfarin-associated hemorrhage and the majority of disability among survivors.
Dr. Wright refers to Coumadin as one of the all-time worst "hangovers" from the "heyday" of patent medications: No matter how many alternatives there are for it, it just won't go away. It certainly does its job, which is to thin the blood. But it creates quite a bit of collateral damage in the process. Including a serious problem discovered recently in a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Researchers recruited 258 people who'd experienced a brain hemorrhage. Those people who were taking Warfarin experienced twice as much bleeding during their hemorrhage as patients who weren't on the medication. As you might imagine, this increased bleeding means increased risk of death.
And, unfortunately, the threat of increased hemorrhage is just the latest addition to the list of Warfarin's risks. It also poisons and kills off the vitamin K in your body. Over time, the near-total lack of vitamin K will (not "could," will) cause osteoporosis, arterial calcification, cognitive malfunction, and many, many other problems.
My COUMADIN Testimonial
Before taking Coumadin (a.k.a. Warfarin, a.k.a. rat poison) I had high blood pressure.
Well, it's been a long and interesting journey that has taken me close to death a couple of times ... a journey from which I am still recovering. When I'm ready I'll tell you the whole story.
Meanwhile, these are called blogs, but for me they are a continuation of my magazine editorials, which I started with my first publication, Amateur Radio Frontiers, in 1952. Well, ham radio teletype was a new technology, which was a lot like today's email, and was so much fun that I just had to share it.
Now, some sixty years later, I've still got some new technologies that I must share. Plus proposed solutions for some of our major problems. Like about half of us getting cancer. Like the national debt going from $9 trillion to $15 trillion under Obama. Like Congress, now made up of career politicians and tended by thousands of lobbyists with wads of bribe money. Oh, it's a long list, and I have some proposals to solve them.
For instance, how about a simple way to successfully and quickly end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, even though that would really upset our military-industrial complex, and our incredibly bloated and archaic military that hasn't won a war since WWII? A simple way to end the income tax, with no loss to the government, and almost doubling our paychecks? It would also help end our unemployment problem, which has gone from 5.27% under Bush, to 9.36 under Obama. A way to make social security pay ten times what it is doing now. How about tuition-free colleges, at no cost to the government? A way to cut our public school costs, yet have our graduates coming in number one on international tests instead of dead last?
Well, that's a short list. I've got lots more I've researched.
The Super Scam
Our country’s CEO and Board of Directors, the President and Congress, have outdone Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi Scheme with their Social Security caper.
When Social Security was started they said the money would be invested in the stock market, just like the CAFR retirement funds of town, county, city, state and federal departments. The yearly dividends were then supposed to be reinvested in more stock, just as the CAFR funds are.
Thus, if you averaged only $30,000 a year over your working years, at a total of about 15% of your pay, including your and your employer’s payments, you’d have over $220,000. Now, even at a low figure of 5% interest a year, your total would be over $900,000. So, if you take out 5% a year you’d get $45,000, and what’s left would continue growing at 5%, at least.
This explains how the book, Every Man A Millionaire, showed that someone making a minimum wage all their life could retire with a million dollar fund, and how our current payments would be about ten times what they are now. Well, this is the honest system being used in Chile and a few other countries.
Here, forgetting their promises, Congress has taken and totally spent our retirement money instead of investing it. No stocks. No dividends. And, of course, that wasn’t enough…on top of that they have the gall to tax our Social Security payments as income! Double taxation!
Oh, also there’s the money from all the people who paid into Social Security and then died before they were 65. Congress kept and spent it, too.
Let me know when you get fed up being screwed by Congress, This is the bunch who have voted themselves their salaries for life, once elected, plus free health care, three weeks paid vacation, 67 paid holidays, and unlimited paid sick days a year.
This is also the ones who are flooding our country with illegal immigrants, and paying billions for welfare, food stamps, etc.
Why, did the congressional Democrats and President, a hundred years ago, cancel the duty on imports, which had totally paid for the federal government since our country began, and replace them with the income tax? And, just recently, the loss of thousands of our factories to lower wage countries, with our losing some of the most profitable new industries like electronics?
Why have our current congressional Democrats and President opened our border with Mexico for millions of illegal immigrants and illegal drugs? Why have they, at a huge expense, ignored the resulting filling of our prisons, and the billions they’re costing us for educating their children, medical care, welfare, food stamps, and lost jobs to Americans?
Why, after the spectacular failure of their alcohol prohibition, did our Congress and President pull the same stupid stunt over again with drugs? And now they’re hoping to repeat this unbelievable stupidity with guns.
Why their bailout of failing banks and industries at our expense?
Why did Congress and the President establish the Department of Education, whose public school system is graduating kids who are coming in flat last on international surveys?
Why NAFTA, the Free Trade Agreement which has helped move even more of our industries to Mexico and Central American countries?
Why did our Congress and President set up NASA, whose only accomplishments were their faked Moon landings…and at a staggering cost?
Fakery? How about the never-happened attack that got us into the twenty-year Viet Nam war…which, after some 58,000 Americans, 200,000 South Vietnamese, and 75,000 North Vietnamese troops and 400,000 South Vietnamese civilians were killed, and a million Americans wounded, we gave up and left?
Why did Congress and our President end our Treasury Department issuing our currency and turn it over to a group of European bankers (The Federal Reserve Banks), which has led to a constant deflation of the value of the dollar ever since? What cost 3Â¢ in the beginning now costs over a dollar. Sixty years ago, when I bought a plane, a nice private plane cost only $600. They’re running $30,000 to $50,000 today. About the same time my first Porsche Speedster cost $3,300, and that included the cost of a flight to Stuttgart to pick it up at the factory, and have it shipped back.
Why do we keep allowing such Congressional/Presidential insults to our intelligence as their twenty-year wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? So we keep re-electing them.
Banning things like alcohol, drugs, and guns “for our own good” has only resulted in a further growth of government and higher taxes for us.
If you’ve listened to the CD I’ve made available of the radio reporters describing what was going on after the bombing of the Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City, or checked the Google item: What Really Happened, you know it was not Timothy McVeigh’s truck bomb that did most of the damage, and you know about the other unexploded bombs removed from the building by the police bomb squad. McVeigh’s bomb didn’t even make a hole in the ground.
So, what was this all about? The suspicion is that the immediately rushed through Congress (without reading, of course) Patriot Act took away a bunch of our liberties, as those who took the trouble to read it discovered.
Then there’s 911 and the lengthy Patriot II Act they had all ready for Congress to rush through, also without reading. Oh, plus the feeble excuse to invade Iraq and Afghanistan.
If you do your homework on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) you’ll find the incidents of supposed terrorism on airline flights also were our black ops. So now we’re being irradiated or groped to fly.
Was it DHS or FEMA that recently ordered all those tank-like trucks and billions of rounds of ammunition? Yes, it was DHS, and 1.5 billion rounds of ammo, plus thousands of assault rifles. Also, I keep reading about internment camps around the country, waiting for large numbers of people to be rounded up.
Decimate the Feds
With our federal government having swollen to over two million employees (a.k.a. bureaucrats), let’s clean out this super rat’s nest. And, I think it can be done with everyone involved enthusiastically cooperating.
The plan is ultra simple, and it’s working depends on personal greed, which is very dependable.
What needs to be done is to have every government department take their fiscal budget for the next year and, if any money is left over not spent, split it with the people in that department. That could be quite a bonanza, considering the millions and even billions in many of their budgets.
You see, normally, at the end of the fiscal year a department spends a lot extra so their next year’s budget will be larger. When I had a chain of 58 computer stores my store in Washington did more business in the weeks before the end of the government fiscal year than in the other eleven months combined.
You may be sure the people in a department are not going to order anything not very desperately needed, because the money for it will come out of their bonus checks. And the same for any not desperately needed employees. Well, at least they’ll get that one last big fat bonus check along with their pink slip.
It’s estimated this will cut any department about in half within three years. Thus, in ten years they should be down to about ten percent their original size, if not disappeared. There are a bunch of departments we sure don’t need…like the Department of Education, who’s public school system has been producing the poorest educated kids in the developed world.
And the Department of Energy, which has done a great job of stopping the development of cold fusion to replace oil, coal, nuclear power, hydro, solar, wind, etc., at less than a hundredth the cost of oil. They’ve cost us trillions upon trillions of dollars.
How about the Department of Health, which has turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the work by people like Bruno Comby, Dr. Loraine Day, Dr. Henry Bieler, etc., who have discovered that changing to a raw food diet allows our immune systems to fight off any cancers, germs, viruses, or parasites that try to invade, keeping us from ever getting sick and about doubling our expected lives. They’ve discovered no incurable illnesses.
That would sure solve the yearly congressional budget problems.
With an estimated up to eight million Muslims already here, and more pouring in daily, fueled by some five thousand mosques built by the Saudis with the money we’ve sent them for oil. They are not here like past our immigrants, to become Americans, they’re here to make America another Muslim country, complete with their Sharia Law.
That’s where their women must wear burkas covering everything but their eyes, the men can have up to four wives, and an insult to Allah means death. Some American Imams have been calling even for baby girls to be dressed in burkas.
To get a big hint of what’s ahead, just see what the Muslims have been doing in Europe, where they’ve moved in my the millions, out-babied the regular population, and are taking over whole cities.
We started out with a bunch of English, Scotch, Irish, and yes, even some Welsh, Christians coming over, wiping out those heathen Indians, and starting a new country. Later, they were followed by immigrants from the other European countries, who came here, learned English, became Christians, got jobs and prospered. Their children were Americans, not German-Americans.
Then the Arabs saw a good business in exporting slaves from Africa, which was the best break the Africans ever had. Up until then, they’d spent thousands of years attacking other villages and killing most of the people, like our Indians used to do. Now, they were worth money, so they captured and sold them as slaves. And we bought millions of them to work our southern cotton fields. Blacks should be thanking us for bringing them here, not complaining about the slave trade.
Anyway, the Muslims are here, already by the millions, and their goal is to make this another Muslim country, as they have several Indonesian countries. Jihad!
We had a fairly recent example of what can happen with the formation of Israel after WWII, where Jews moved quietly into Palestine from Europe, buying houses and starting businesses. They also put a bunch of ham radio stations on the air which, when they started their six-day war, became military communications centers, as they kicked millions of Palestinians out of the country and into refugee camps in neighboring countries. Oh, they promised to let them come back to their homes and businesses when things settled down, but they never did.
Then there are the Chinese…they worry me too. If the local Chinese restaurants are any example, they are all over the place and usually staffed by a man who can speak some English, with a kitchen staff that doesn’t. We have one in Antrim NH, with a population under 2,500, where I seldom see any customers. And in the next town, Hillsborough, population under 5,000, there are three. Oh, and there’s a TV in the kitchen playing Chinese TV shows.
It’s my understanding that the Chinese government buys or rents places for them to live, and their food is also supplied by the Chinese. Every few years there is suddenly a whole new family in these restaurants. I doubt if any are legitimate immigrants. So, what is really going on?
New York Schools
In case you missed this one:
“The reality is that 80% of New York’s public school high school graduates heading to the City University of New York system cannot read, write or do math sufficiently enough to meet college standards. They are having to take re-medial courses to help them learn to read, write and do math before they can take any regular college courses.
In addition to the utter failure to actually teach public school students, New York City has the lowest graduation rate for blacks and Hispanics in the nation. Barely 37% of blacks and Hispanics graduate from high school, and 13% of them still can’t read, write or do math.
The public school educational system in New York City is so bad that the city and the teachers’ union could not agree on how to conduct evaluations. Consequently, the city lost $250 million in state and federal funding.”
• Read more: http://godfatherpolitics.com/9800/bloomberg-celebrates-the-failure-of-new-york-city-public-schools/#ixzz2N6Os9Ai9
Having gone to the public schools in New York City from the sixth grade through two years of high school, I’m not surprised about that evaluation. The only bright part for me were the after-school clubs in high school, and the choral club, where we rehearsed during the second period every day, and gave radio and other concerts.
As I’ve covered before, I loved the camera club and the hours I spent in the darkroom developing and enlarging my pictures. And the radio club, which helped get me a ham license. And the Savoyards, where I performed the lead parts in The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance operettas. Wow, what fun!
Alas, the teaching system and courses in college weren’t much better. It was still memorize the homework assignment pages and a quiz the next day. Phooey! And, the last time I was there, the head of the student council said nothing had changed. But the radio club and the Players were fun…as was WRPI, which I started and is now the leading student activity.
Our current public school system needs to be trashed as the failure it is.
Could there be such an oddity as a pioneering gene? Well, it seems to run in my family.
I’m a descendent of John Alden and Priscilla, two of American’s very early pioneers. A Greene came over and founded Rhode Island. Then a Greene moved to New York, where we have Greene County. His brother moved to Michigan, taking the “e” off his name, so we have Green County Michigan.
My great grandfather was a pioneer homeopathist, the Littleton NH town doctor. My dad was an aviation pioneer, building the first airport with concrete paved runways. That was Philadelphia in 1927. He also started the first trans-Atlantic airline, American Export Airlines…later bought by Pan Am.
My mother’s dad, with his college buddy, Henry L. Dougherty, started what is now Citgo in 1909, when he and his family moved to Brooklyn.
As a child I particularly enjoyed the Tom Swift books of his inventing new things. And when I got interested in ham radio the first thing I built was a 112 MHZ transceiver. Well, that was the new, experimental ham band. And since then I’ve pioneered one after another new ham technologies, helping to make them popular.
Google” “Tech Visionary” and you’ll see me credited with starting the cell phone and personal computer industries. And then it was compact discs.
Today I’m urging people to learn about three new technologies that are going to totally change the world. One, of course, is non-polluting cold fusion. It’s been thoroughly tested and proven…only the trillions of dollars invested in oil, nuclear power, coal, solar, wind, hydro, natural gas, etc., has stopped it. So far.
A second is the discovery and proof that a change of diet to raw food can cure any illness, and quickly…even days before death by cancer. Heck, see www.drday.com and her video, Cancer Doesn’t Scare Me Anymore. Also www.rawforthirtydays.com. Again, there are trillions invested by Big Pharma, doctors, hospitals, medical schools, etc., in our making ourselves sick, and little money in health.
The third is a mini-battery, where one about the size of a shoebox could power a car for 500 miles and then recharge in minutes. It’s been invented and patented by the chap who invented the Trinitron for Sony. I drove a scooter all around London one day powered by one half the size of a soda can. But this will mean replacing every vehicle with one without that great big, heavy, expensive engine.
I love discovering new ideas and helping to pioneer them. Genetic? I don’t know, but it’s been a driving force for me all through my life. And, you know, I haven’t pushed a loser yet. Well, I do my homework.
Our Nanny Congress has struck again, mandating our change from our old Edison light bulbs to the compact fluorescents bulbs…supposedly in the name of saving electricity.
Yes, there’s a problem those lobbyists swarming over Congress managed to not bothering to mention. Make that two problems.
Number one is that the damned things are loaded with mercury, so if one breaks anywhere near you you’ll be breathing mercury vapor…and that zaps brain cells. In my experience they burn out a lot sooner than we expect, so I have to take them to the dump for special hazardous waste disposal.
Number two, the light spectrum they provide is not healthy. Our bodies need full spectrum light to function well. In classrooms where the fluorescent bulbs were replaced with full spectrum fluorescents, the kids fighting each other stopped, their attention in class went up, their grades went up, graffiti stopped, and they weren’t out sick as often.
Knowing this, in the past when I had publishing offices for my magazines, I always replaced the regular fluorescents with full spectrum bulbs. That was back when my people drove to work every day and had offices to work in. Now, with ToDo, we have no need for a publishing office because everyone works from home.
Alas, while I see CFL’s selling for 75Â¢ or less, the best I can find for the full spectrum CFL’s is $7 each! Ouch!
Now, if Congress would keep away those hoards of lobbyists and get the feds to stop fighting cold fusion, we’d have our electricity almost free. Oh, it’ll come. Every new technology is fought by the establishment, so in this case, with trillions of dollars at stake, it’ll take a while.
Cold Fusion Update
When Andrea Rossi announced his intention to build a factory in Baloney, Italy, turning out a million home cold fusion-powered heating systems a year, there was considerable skepticism. Since the term cold fusion had been so run into the ground he called them E-Cats…Energy Cataliyzers.
Since I had published the scientific data on how and why cold fusion really does work, with it’s reality confirmed by a NASA lab in Cleveland, plus a Navy lab in San Diego, I had hopes that Rossi might be real.
Alas, his web of lies and obfuscations have left little reason for hope. What a shame! If he’d been on the up and up he could have been on track to be a trillionaire.
The science isn’t complicated. By infusing nickel with hydrogen it turns to the next element heavier: copper. And it does the same with palladium and hydrogen, turning it into silver. Both in both cases a teensy bit of mass is turned into huge amounts of energy, as predicted by Einstein.
With this being a certain death threat to the oil, natural gas, nuclear power, coal, solar, wind, hydro, electric power, etc., industries. With trillions of dollars at stake you can bet the lobbyists were all over Congress and government officials to discredit it.
As I’ve explained, the first blow was when MIT, early on, tested cold fusion and reported it a failure. This was when Eugene Mallove, who worked in the MIT publications department, took a close look and found the data had been changed, and that cold fusion really had worked. They told him to shut the hell up since MIT was getting millions for hot fusion research.
So Mallove quit in disgust. I met him at a cold fusion conference in Maui in December 1993, where I also had a chance to hear and talk with Pons and Fleischman, the two scientists who started it all. I was so convinced by what I learned I hired Mallove as the editor and started publishing my Cold Fusion Journal a few months later.
Things went well for the first three issues, then one day I went to the office and Mallove, along with my fourth issue and all our files, had disappeared. The articles later appeared in Mallove’s Infinite Energy,
I needed an expert to keep going and luckily found one nearby to come and keep my journal going…though in a smaller format. It went on for 28 issues before the pioneers all died or disappeared. Oh, and Mallove got murdered, too.
I’m sure like to see UNH get some students to work on a practical design for a home unit that would both heat and provide all the electricity a family could need, and at less than a hundredth the cost of oil. They and UNH could make out like bandits from the royalties. And, if the factories are here in New Hampshire, it would be a fantastic bonanza for the state.
Fed Up Yet?
Well, I sure am! You’ve let that bunch of self-serving clowns in Washington make a God-awful mess of what was, and could again be, a great country. Like keeping our southern border open so we have millions of illegal aliens costing us billions for schooling their kids, medical care, welfare, food stamps, social security they never paid into, etc. Then the millions of jobs they’re taking away from American workers, and the billions they’re sending back to their families in Mexico. Since they don’t have to pay any income taxes they can work cheaper than Americans.
They there’s that whopping spending bill Congress signed without even bothering to read. And bailing out poorly run or crooked industries, banks, savings and loan, investment houses, mortgage companies, etc. Spending our social security money that was supposed to be invested in the stock market so it could earn dividends. Then there’s the Federal Reserve Banks they turned over issuing our money to, giving us inflation where something that used to cost 3Â¢ is now a dollar.
They gave us the total disaster of Prohibition. And then, not having learned anything from that stupidity, they did it to drugs. And now they want to do it to guns. Then there’s the public school system they set up, which has our students the poorest educated of the developed world. They’re dumping fluorides in our water to make us docile. The wars we had no business starting and haven’t been able to win. The super-bloating of the federal government. Our bloated military, with troops all around the world. It’s time to throw the lousy bums out!
What did I forget?
Our system for electing presidents and Congress really, really, really sucks. The proof? That’s easy, starting with Nixon, then Clinton, LBJ, Carter, the Bushes, and our current super prize. I suspect the best of the bunch was ex-movie star Ronald Reagan, who was not a career politician.
Okay, it’s time for a show of hands. How many of you know what caused the 1929 stock market crash, a super catastrophe that Congress, led by Hoover, could have easily averted? And this debacle led to the ensuing Great Depression of the 1930’s.
Well, when Wall Street made it possible for the public to buy their stocks for only 10% down, stock sales zoomed. And that was fantastic for everyone until there was a little dip in the market and stocks went down more than 10%, which had brokers calling for additional investor collateral…which they didn’t have, because whenever their stocks went up they’d sell some to get money to buy more. This whole investment house of cards collapsed in 1929 like those 911 towers imploded.
Why did Congress, led by Hoover, allow this? Bribery.
In 1928 my grandfather, S. Tully Willson, who, with Henry L. Dougherty, founded the Cities Service Company in 1909, had 400 shares of the company’s stock, and it was worth over $1,000,000 at the time. To get an idea of that in today’s dollarettes multiply it by about seventy five to account for inflation, once President Wilson and a small group of Democrats turned the issuing of our money over from the Treasury to some European bankers called the Federal Reserve Bank.
When Tully died in 1935 his 400 shares were worth about $3,500. That’s how deep the depression went. Today Citgo, as it’s now called, is owned by Venezuela.
So we elected Roosevelt and his New Deal in 1932 and, in spite of massive federal spending, there was not much improvement in the economy. So, when WWII started in Europe in 1939 and our people were 85% opposed to our getting involved, he came up with the plan to force the Japanese to attack us, as detailed by Stinnet in his Day of Deceit. Amazon has ‘em used for 1Â¢.
So, any ideas on a better way to select our country’s chairman and board of directors? One sure is needed, and what we’ve got now is proof positive. We’ve managed to elect and then reelect a guy who is turning out not to have been an American citizen by birth, with an almost totally obscured past, and has been a Muslim. He’s one sixth black, one third arab, and one half white. And, our country is a mess.
We need a team that will not let things like the housing mortgage bust, the banking collapse, the need to rescue General Motors, and so on, keep happening.
Hmm, come to think of it, I do have a proposal. Since our major problems with Congress are being caused by career politicians…mostly ex-lawyers…let’s, in the future, limit them to just one two-year term, and not permitted to ever run again. In that way our Congress would be made up of business people who have taken two years off from their work to help run the country, just as the framers of the Constitution originally envisioned.
Further, how about a lid on all those earmarks lobbyists have been getting Congress to quietly add to bills? Let’s end that! I’m reminded that Senator Hillary Clinton used to be known as the Queen of Earmarks.
Alas, these changes might put thousands of lobbyists, their fists full of industry bribe money, out of work. How cruel I can be!
In case you’re not getting Dr. Mercola’s emails, there was one on the McRib sandwich. It turns out it’s made of the innards and other parts of the pig that are left over when all the usual parts are sold. By the time they’re through there are some 70 ingredients in the so-called pork. Yummy.
Well, no real surprise, considering their hamburgers are so loaded with chemicals that they can sit on the table for ten years with no signs of decomposition.
I did try a McDonald’s salad, but when I found it mostly lettuce, which has little nutritive value, and some cooked chicken…which of course came, loaded with anti-botics from a factory farm…I threw it out.
I’m sure the McRib tastes great, but I’ll never know personally.
What are the odds? When my old iPod dock-speaker broke, I got an inexpensive new one from Amazon. I plugged it in and put in my iPod…which has some 1,800 pieces of music in it, set it on “Shuffle” to randomly select one, and turned it on.
The first piece that came up was Scott Joplin’s The Maple Leaf Rag, the song I heard in the movie, The Sting, and so impressed me that I went out and bought every LP of Joplin’s music I could find. That song was a life-changer for me.
But, the more I listened to the Joplin ragtime recordings, the more I just knew that the performers just weren’t getting what was in the music. They were all playing their pianos mechanically, missing the emotional feeling Joplin had in it.
Then, Sherry and I were in New Orleans for a music conference and, on coming back from a steamboat ride one evening, we passed a little bar with piano music leaking out the door. Joplin! So we went in and had a couple soft drinks, listening to Scott Kirby playing Joplin the way I’d been hearing it in my mind. Wow!
I got Scott to come to New Hampshire, where we rented a church with a Steinway piano and made a tape of Scott playing Joplin’s music, which I then put on a CD. It didn’t hurt that I was publishing the largest music magazine, so the CD sold like crazy.
On the strength of that I had a state-of-the-art recording studio built into my barn/ One with no parallel walls so there were no room resonances to deal with. Then, I took Scott down to Boston to the Steinway store to get a grand piano for the studio. Scott tested several pianos and we ended up with a Korean Young Chang. And, with that we put out a whole series of Joplin’s rags on CDs.
These so helped the interest in ragtime grow that one ragtime festival after another got going, with Scott Kirby the star performer.
So, was my iPod selection of The Maple Leaf Rag as the first with my new player a total coincidence? Come on….
But I’m used to my iPod on “Shuffle” bending coincidence. Far too often for chance it selects Gottschalk’s “Tarantella,” my super-favorite of his music, when I am driving on Route 202, just north of Peterborough, where I first heard the piece on a radio station.
And when I am in thrall by the music of Delius, and thank him deeply for such beauty, my iPod will come up with two or three more of his pieces. Coincidence? Har-de-har. We sure have a lot more to learn about the power of consciousness. I suspect those long-dead composers know when someone thanks them. Hmm, have you read The Source Field Investigations by David Wilcock yet? It’s only $10 from Amazon. It’s a good start.
Looking at the changes technology has brought about in the last hundred years or so, it’s not all that much of a stretch to expect newer technologies to change our world again.
The late 1800’s industrial revolution got us off our farms and into cities. Then came the automobile, telephone, phonograph, electricity for homes, airplanes, refrigerators, huge farms, pasteurization, radio, television, container ships, ocean liners, the pharmaceutical industry, nukes, cell phones, computers, etc.
When I was a kid homes all had ice boxes and cars had to be hand-cranked to start.
Just judging from what has already been invented or discovered I see a vastly different future ahead. Some transitions will be quick, others will be viciously fought by the establishment and take longer.
For instance, some doctors have discovered how to cure any illness with no drugs and make it so people will never get sick again. But the big money today is in sickness, and little in health, with Big Pharma the most profitable industry in America. Indeed, the top ten of the Forbes 400 industries are making more profits than the other 390 combined, and they are supported by some 700,000 allopathic doctors, most of whom will be out of work when they have to depend mainly on treating accidents. Ditto about 90% of the hospitals. Big Pharma will be gone.
Cars, with no big, expensive, heavy engines, will be cheaper and cost almost nothing to drive. Our roads will have a cable under the pavement to keep cars in their lanes unless turned by the driver. Sensors will keep a proper space between cars and advise of speed limits.
With people living 120 to 200 years in good health we’ll be working more years before retirement, but have more time for travel.
No more gas stations or nuclear power. A big bunch of Arab chiefs wishing they’d invested in factories instead of lavish living. No more electric power grid. No more supermarkets like today, as people turn to eating raw, organically grown food, grown on re-mineralized land.
There’ll be a big market for frozen pints of raw food like I’m making and eating today. Raw meats minced, with some added sea salt and cracked pepper. A wide variety of finely chopped vegetables in raw yogurt coleslaw sauce. Fruits slushed in a blender.
With the demand for grains gone, can those huge Midwestern farms clean the poisons they’ve sprayed on their soil out so organic produce can be grown, or will we have to turn to other countries for them?
A few million backyard pyramid greenhouses will be easing produce prices.
It’s sure going to be a totally different world.
In my blogs I’ve explain some ways I’ve figured out so our country can be improved. Well, we can change the future, but not the past. So, here are some of the How-To’s I’ve covered in my blogs.
…Quickly and inexpensively win those two wars.
…End the income tax, with no loss of revenue to the government.
…Get any government department to cut itself in half in three years, with everyone involved enthusiastically cooperating.
…Generate non-polluting energy at less than a hundredth the cost of oil.
…Start bringing back the thousands of factories that have moved to China.
…Have the best public school system in the world instead of one of the poorest.
…Have super-healthy babies…with 150 average IQs.
…Have social security pay ten times what it does now, at no added government cost.
…Teach babies to read when they are two, and speed-read by six.
…Cure diabetes in thirty days.
…Make colleges tuition-free at no government cost.
…Stop loading prisons with more and more inmates at about $30,000 a year each.
Bush, with the false-flag 911 caper as an excuse, got us into Iraq and Afghanistan. Well, Silverstein, who bought the 911 buildings a few months earlier and had them heavily insured, sure made out well. As did the never-revealed investors who shorted the airline stocks just before the event, and who have never been named.
The reason for the wars seems more about the Iraq oil, what with the Bush family having been in the oil business. And the potential for an oil pipeline through Afghanistan to bring Black Sea oil to the Indian Ocean for shipment to America.
Anyway, in the years we’ve been there we’ve spent billions, if not trillions, lost a lot of Americans, and seem ready to put our tail between our legs and slink out.
My proposed solution would, at almost no cost, have us quickly win the wars, get our military out, and start helping them rebuild their economies.
It’s simple. The next time a suicide bomber blows himself up, video picking up the pieces and burying them in pig shit. And the same for anyone who shoots at us or plants IEDs and gets killed. Then set up some temporary TV stations and air the videos.
So, our happy Muslims, on the elevator going up to Paradise, suddenly find the cable cut by the pig shit caper, and on their way down to the eternal fires of hell. Well, one very, very small consolation is that due to the heavy war demand, the Paradise virgin supply is down to six-year-olds.
The Income Tax
Eliminating it and the IRS would help unbloat the government, plus just about double most paychecks. The best part, there are three easy ways to do this.
The one I like best is to reinstate duties on imports. You see, a hundred years ago a small group of Democrats got together and pushed through legislation ending the txes on imports, and initiating the income tax…which started out at around 2% on the wealthy, and has grown since then.
Until then import duties had totally paid for the federal government since our country started 137 years earlier.
This would have the added benefit of ending our workers being in pay competition with those in China…where we’ve recently moved tens of thousands of our factories, causing us serious unemployment problems. When you add those looking for work to those who have given up looking, we’ve around 17% unemployment. Oh, and staggering welfare and food stamp costs.
A second approach that would also provide for the missing income tax money, would be to cash the pension stock investment dividends of some 85,000 town, county, state, and federal bureaus instead of rolling them over into more stocks. Just look into the CAFR system. That’s the Consolidated Audit Financial Reports for these agencies.
A third approach would be a small tax on stuff, other than food, we buy.
I much prefer duties, since that would solve two problems by helping bring factories back to America. Lordy, we’ve lost almost our entire electronics industry to Asia. And a big chunk of our automobile industry.
De-bloating Our Government
You really need to read all three of the Parkinson books I review on page 24 of my Secret Guide to Wisdom. They’re available from Amazon inexpensively. Anyway, in his Parkinson’s Law, he shows that government bureaus have a long history of expanding, on the average, at about 7% a year. And, as he shows, expenses always rise or exceed revenues, so each year bureaus put in for more funds for the next fiscal year.
Okay, how can this be not just stopped, but turned around? Easy. Make it so that if any of the current fiscal year’s funds are left over, they will be divided among the people in the bureau. Then, next year, the bureau’s budget will be what was actually spent the year before. Thus, in about three years we can expect most bureaus to have shed about half of their staffs, and with everyone left enthusiastically cooperating (and wealthy).
Say, how about doing it for another three years?
Gee, what a shame to see around a million ex-bureaucrats scrambling for new employment.
If you read Parkinson’s The Law of Delay, you’ll also want to read my Secret Guide to Wealth so your kid can be a millionaire by the time he’s 25.
How about a non-polluting energy source that’ll cost less than a hundredth that of oil? Well, it’s been invented and proven by a NASA lab in Cleveland and a Navy lab in California. Plus, I’ve published the peer-reviewed scientific papers on the subject.
Yes, it’s cold fusion, where you put some powdered nickel in water, and then pass an electric current through the water to separate it into hydrogen and oxygen. The nickel absorbs the hydrogen like a sponge, but passes off the larger oxygen molecules, which are too large.
When the nickel is 80% saturated the hydrogen it starts changing to copper, the next element in atomic weight. But 0.2 of mass is lost and that generates a huge amount of heat, as shown using Einstein’s energy-mass equation. So we will have small home units that inexpensively generate all the heat and electricity a home or business could want. And there go the oil and power companies. Yep, no more national power grid. No more solar, wind, or nuclear power.
Jim Patterson demonstrated this at an energy conference with a unit the size of a coffee mug with one watt of electricity going in and a thousand watts of heat being produced for the week of the conference.
For vehicles there’s a miniature battery that’s been invented and proven. One the size of a shoebox will power a car for 500 miles and recharge in a few minutes.
How much longer can the trillion dollar oil interests stop cold fusion? How long before the Arabs are back in tents and riding camels instead of limos?
When we get rid of the income tax by re-instituting duties on imports, which a small group of Congressional Democrats did a hundred years ago, we’ll also start seeing those factories that have been moved to lower-wage countries like China coming back. We’ll also start seeing more of the container ships going out loaded with our products instead of empty.
While we’re at it, let’s end that NAFTA baloney that sent many of our factories to Mexico.
It’s also time to start curbing unions, which are largely responsible for the demise of the American car industry. Well, they originally served their purpose, but now they’re helping make American products non-competitive.
With our high school grads just barely able to read, it’s no wonder that on international surveys our students are coming in at the bottom…even below Albania!
Attendance at schools in the future will be voluntary, and they’ll be open fifty weeks of the year. Students will not be separated by age. There will be no tests or grades. No assigned homework. Gone will be all those base, foot, and basketball teams.
There will be classes students can attend if they want. And there will be mobile workshops and labs that can be moved from school to school, allowing those kids interested to learn woodworking, metalworking, and other manual skills. There’ll be video and audio studios and production labs. There’ll also be school bands and orchestras, players putting on plays.
There will also be after-school clubs. When I was in high school they were the real fun. I joined the radio club and got my ham license. Also the camera club, where I had a wonderful time developing and enlarging my pictures in the darkroom. I sang in the choral club, where we went out and gave performances at other schools and on some radio shows. I joined the Savoyards, where we put on the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance, with me singing lead roles.
Kids these days have the endless resource of the web on any subject that interests them. Just download the books onto the iPad.
Our present system was set up about a hundred and fifty years ago when some religious leaders went to Congress and got them to establish the Department of Education-run public school system. They got them to use the Prussian teaching system, which produced soldiers who would follow orders without question. That was intended to make sure our kids would always be church-goers.
This was just in time for the industrial revolution, where workers were needed for the factories who would do what they were told and not ask questions. So our kids are made to short-term memorize stuff to pass tests instead of being taught how to think.
Read Ed School Follies by Rita Kramer, reviewed on page 11 of my Secret Guide to Wisdom, and see how awful our teacher training schools are.
Meanwhile look up the Sudbury Valley School in Framingham MA, which is a model for how things will be. There are several books about it. Their grads have no problem getting into any college. No grades. No curriculum. No tests. The kids learn what they want, because they want.
Higher Baby IQ’s
We know now how mothers can have babies with genius IQ’s…up around 150. No, it isn’t easy, but it sure can be worth the effort.
It starts pre-conception, with mother and dad’s diets helping produce outstanding sperm and eggs. Then, during pregnancy, the mother’s diet is critical to help the baby’s brain get the nutrients it needs for optimum development.
During pregnancy mom and dad should read to the baby, plus play classical music. And, if there is any chance the baby could get shaken or punched, complete silence is important for a while.
By all means get The Prenatal Classroom for more data on giving the prenatal baby every opportunity to build more brain. Indeed, it’s possible to have babies at birth able to understand up to a hundred words.
After being born, keep the baby with the mother, not in a nursery. And, it’s by far the best to have home delivery with a midwife’s help. And no damned vaccinations!! And breast-feeding, not a bottle.
Simple things like the mother drinking water from a plastic bottle during pregnancy, can seriously impact the baby from the BPA in the mother’s blood, slowing brain development and causing physical defects. The same goes for any fluoride in the water, and carcinogens like MSG. Even worse is the mother getting a flu shot, which pours mercury into the baby’s developing brain.
The end result is definitely worth the efforts it takes. Do your homework…I have.
We’re being scammed again. Gee, what a surprise! And by our reliable and dependable Congress, too.
If Congress had kept the Social Security funds invested in the stock market, like they were supposed to, instead of taking the money and spending it when they ran out of other easy sources, we could, like they do in Chile, be getting ten times the monthly payments we’ve been getting. Indeed, someone who only earned the minimum wage all their lives could retire with a million dollar nest egg. My copy of A Nation of Millionaires is missing and I don’t see it on Amazon. Please see if you can find another one for me.
Now, Google “A Nation of Millionaires” and read about Paul O’Neil’s clever plan. He was the Treasury Secretary under Bush.
When you consider that the yearly dividends from the CAFR funds is more than the feds are getting from our income tax, we sure are getting screwed. Big Time suckers. So keep on re-electing your Congress people. Vote for party, not your interests. Ignore my Never Re-elect Anyone motto.
Baby’s brains, during their first three and four years, are particularly open to learning language. After four this opportunity fades away. So, naturally, our public school system waits until our kids are six to teach them to read.
Mothers, who go to the trouble, are teaching their babies to read when they are two years old. And some are also helping their babies to learn to speak several foreign languages, and think in them, by the age of two. As word of this gets around we’ll be seeing baby care centers with foreign language teachers for our babies.
By the age of five our children will have learned to speed-read, taking a few seconds a page to read books, and with a good recall of what they’ve read. See www.speedreading4kids.com.
This has to do with opening the right side of the brain while reading and seeing the whole page instead of just each word being read, as we do with the left side of our brains. There’s a video available showing how easy it is to teach kids this skill. Over the age of five it’s more difficult, but still possible.
There’s lots of good information on the web for you on this subject.
Mothers should read Baby Signs to learn how easy it is to start communicating with their baby by the time they are seven or eight months old using sign language. And potty-trained, too.
With the proper care and training before and during pregnancy, and then the above approach, what amazing children you’ll have!
This is an easy one. Go to www.rawforthirtydays.com and get the DVD showing a group of long-term diabetes patients going on a 30-day raw food diet and all being totally cured.
You see, once you stop putting things that are toxic to your immune system, which interferes with it from repairing any damage to your body, or invasions by germs or viruses, doctors like Comby, Day, and others have found no incurable illnesses. And that includes cancer, even days before death.
The most common poisons are cooked food, grains, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, mercury from amalgam fillings, and vaccinations. The details are in my Secret Guide to Health.
I see where kids are having more and more trouble finding jobs after graduation. Well, with so many college curriculums more 19th century than the 21st, what do they have to offer an employer?
Then there’s all the ball games to play or watch. They’re a huge waste of time as far as building a foundation for a career is concerned. For some reason I’ve never had any interested in playing in or even watching any of the sports. I enjoy horse-back riding, scuba-diving and skiing, and that’s about it.
In high school I joined the radio, camera, choral, and Gilbert & Sullivan clubs. In college it was the radio, players, and glee clubs
But colleges should be making practical courses available…like how to give talks, to sell, and build computer skills.
My proposal for tuition-free colleges, is where the students are working half their time at a nearby high tech business park, building their practical business skills and rÃ©sumÃ©s. Since this also lets colleges handle twice as many students, it’s a win-win system for everyone. Plus, the students don’t come out owing tens of thousands of dollars, like they’re doing now.
In my four years at Rensselaer there was only one course that has ever been of any value to me in all of the different businesses I’ve been in, and that was in accounting, where I learned that assets minus liabilities equals net worth, and not much more. Bah.
They should be teaching business and entrepreneurial skills. Alas, I’ve tried hiring college grads, but with few exceptions they’ve considered their education over and I couldn’t get them to make an effort to learn the practical skills my businesses needed.
In the magazine publishing business today the key people are the advertising sales team, and they need to learn all they can about selling, and advertising. And the production person have crackerjack computer skills. The circulation people have to come up with every stratagem they can to increase the publication’s visibility to get more paid subscribers.
Our colleges are going to have to make major changes to stay in business in competition with the fast growing web available learning resources.
Stop Filling More Prisons
How? The easy was would be to legalize drugs and make them available through state liquor stores.
Congress, having learned nothing from the 18th Amendment banning alcohol debacle, went nanny again with drugs, thereby generating more crime and drug cartels. Worse, it has been stuffing our court and prison system with more and more people. Oh, and making states hire larger police forces.
The end result is that we have more people in prison per capita than any other country, and they’re costing us billions, at an estimated $30,000 each a year for the over two million we’ve jailed. That’s sixty billion, not counting police, legal, court, and other costs.
Another way to stop the flood of new prisoners would be to close our damned border with Mexico so we’d slow down, maybe even stop, the parade of illegal aliens enjoying free food and lodging in our prisons.
When I went on an expedition to Navassa Island in the Caribbean, I got the idea for using it as a prison where the inmates would either grow their own food or eat slop the prison offered.
It’s an uninhabited American island between Haiti and Jamaica that’s about three square miles in size. It has no beaches, just cliffs, with the surrounding waters full of sharks. Yes, I put on my scuba gear and went down to check. The climate is perfect for growing crops. Just plant seeds and jump back. Plenty of sun and rain, and no cold weather.
The prisoners could visually visit with their families via Skype.
Another island that would be excellent for such a prison would be Guam, which is only sparsely populated, and is an American possession. The last time I was there I got a group of about twenty of my magazine subscribers together for a dinner and broached the prison idea. They thought it would be a wonderful business for the island, which was in need of one. Like Navassa, Guam is isolated, making escape attempts impractical.
Reading to Your Kids
The benefits for both you and your children of your reading stories and poems to them are marvelous and long lasting. It’s not just a way to further bond with them, but will help interest them in reading on their own, a life-long benefit. And, the more the better. It’ll make books their friends, and to be treasured.
It’ll help them learn more words that they might not hear on normal conversation, building their vocabularies.
At what age should you start reading to them? Well, if you’d like to help them have a higher IQ, start when you get pregnant and read every day to your unborn children. After birth, once they are able to understand, start reading aloud for them, and continue right up to their teens. It’ll help them do much better in school.
Do your homework and you’ll learn how easy it is to teach your two-year-old to read. And, by five to speed-read at a few seconds a page. Or you can wait until they are six and let the public school use their really outdated system…which has a lot to do with why so many kids entering college have to take remedial reading courses.
For birthdays and Christmas, be sure to include some books in the presents. Over eighty years later I still have many of the books I treasured when I was seven and eight. Like the OZ books. The wild animal books by Ernest Thompson Seton. The poems by Eugene Field…I can still recite some of them. Kipling’s Just So stories, and of course Mark Twain and Milne’s Pooh stories. And, when I was a little older, the Tom Swift books.
My mother often read to me while I was eating breakfast or lunch, and sometimes when I was about to take a nap, so I was primed, once I learned to read.
To help your children develop their writing skills, start them early doing a diary or journal. I sure wish I had. Encourage them to write about the good and bad things that happen, and their feelings about them. Accomplishments and disappointments. Oh, and be sure to save them.
After a super-healthy dinner of, say, purÃ©ed liver (it melts in your mouth), chopped kale with some coleslaw sauce, and tomato bisque, it’s time for a small, alas toxic, dessert…and I have four favorites to share with you.
One is a couple tablespoons of super-delicious New England clam chowder, which I warm up in a toaster-oven. The local super markets have a little soup counter where I get a pint of hot chowder for $4 and, at that lasts me at least a couple weeks.
The second is a few spoons of hot and sour soup, along with a half a crab Rangoon, also warmed. The soup I get as take-out from a nearby Chinese restaurant. It’s $4.31 for a quart…which also lasts a couple weeks. It’s delicious. A box of the Rangoons are $4.25.
The third is a heaping tablespoon of roast pork egg foo young ($5.75). I chop the large omelet into tiny pieces and add some of the gravy that comes with it, plus a little dark soy sauce, warm it, and I’m in heaven for a few well-chewed bites.
The fourth is some pumpkin pie. The super-market sells 10” pies for $5.00 and I first cut them into quarters. Then eighths. Then sixteenths. Then thirty-seconds, each thus with about 5/8ths inch of crust. That little slice I cut into about ten small bites, each to be chewed thoroughly so I can enjoy the pumpkin flavor as long as possible. It’s a great little dessert, and not filling.
Well, if I’m going to eat some toxic cooked food, I want to enjoy the best tastes I can find, and keep the portions tiny.
One more thing. If it’s not a problem I recommend eating alone, and with the radio and TV off so you can keep your mind fully on your chewing, and the food’s wonderful flavors of every bite. Otherwise you’ll be missing about 90% of the enjoyment of eating your food, and just eating to keep from getting hungry.
Avoiding Dementia and Alzheimer’s
While the most important way to keep all your marbles is to make sure the damned TV and radio are off when you are sleeping, and to sleep in a dark room, there are some foods that have been shown to help.
Like coconut oil, which can help repair and rebuild the brain. I get mine at Trader Joe’s. Then there’s turmeric, which is in curry, and probably explains why India has one of the lowest rate of dementia rates in the world. Another is eggs from free-range chickens, and raw milk, butter and yogurt from pastured cows. Berries, and the juice from red grapes slow aging, as well as helping you to avoid dementia.
Perhaps my eating strawberries, blueberries, and red grapes (resveratrol) twice a day has helped me keep my marbles. Plus good eggs and raw milk and yogurt help too. And once I get some kefir I’ll be adding fermented foods to my diet.
There are three ways an enemy could crash our national power grid. One would be a nuke or two way high up so their magnetic fields would fuse all of our electronics within line-of-sight. A second would be a coordinated destruction of key transmission towers around the country. A third would be a cyber attack. Or, all three.
Without power no gas can be pumped, stopping food supplies to stores. How long can people live in cities with no power, no phone, no water, no heat, and no food? With the state and federal governments paralyzed…no help there.
The survivors would likely be families with gardens for food, a well for water, a fireplace with wood for warmth, and guns to fend off desperate neighbors. Solar or wind power systems would also be of great value.
Yes, of course I have a solution. Alas, it depends on you and your ability to get friends and neighbors to raise hob with their congressman over the government’s suppression of cold fusion power. I don’t know how much people pressure will overcome their bribery by oil and nuclear power interest lobbyists.
With a small cold fusion unit in homes to supply all the heat and electricity needed at less than a hundredth the cost of oil that’ll be the end of that fragile power grid and any electric bills. With all-electric vehicles, and tiny capacitor batteries, that’ll be the end of gas stations. It’ll also be a way to end a fairly easy way to wipe out a couple hundred million or so Americans, leaving our country unprotected for an invasion.
Do your homework on cold fusion…I have.
With a third of new mothers being obese, which is most unfortunate for their babies in that researchers have found this interferes with both the baby’s brain and body development during pregnancy. So, there’s a greater risk of birth defects, lower IQs, and things like autism.
If the word gets out to prospective mothers we may see them somehow manage to overcome their destructive diets. When I weighed 260 pounds I decided to stop that nonsense and went on a 1500-calorie diet for seven months, dropping almost a hundred pounds. Well, that was about forty years ago, and I’ve kept it off.
It’s a lot easier today, now that scientists have explained the importance of eating raw food and learning to chew each bite until it is liquid. And that takes a lifetime of unlearning. But when you master it, you’ll find it only takes about half as much food to feel full.
Yes, pregnant mothers should avoid cooked food, sugar, grains, GMO foods, and drink pure water if they care about their baby’s health and intelligence.
When I Made The Papers
I’m not talking about something on page 30, I mean page one! Even better, the New York papers put out an extra edition as a result of the escapade…and I have the clippings in my scrap book to prove it.
It all started when I was in high school in New York and my best friend, Charlie Opitz W2MKO, explained how easy it was to make black powder. So I went to a chemical store, got the sulfur, potassium nitrate, charcoal, and antimony trisulfide, and I was ready for some fun. The trisulfide makes for a lot more smoke.
I packed some in a small can and took it out to my folk’s cottage in Marine Park, not far from Floyd Bennett airport on Flatbush Avenue Extension. Sure enough, wham!
Our high school (McBurney) was in the West Side YMCA, just off Central Park, so I asked Charlie if he’d like to have some fun, setting one off someplace in the park where no one could get hurt. He was game, so I made a small bomb, using a soda straw with slow-burning powder in it as a fuse, and we set off for the park.
We picked a spot just behind a stone wall at around 63rd Street and Fifth Avenue, lit the fuse and hurried to the nearby exit, where we walked more casually across Fifth Avenue, waiting for the blast.
It went off, with a huge cloud of smoke, and people running everywhere. A few minutes later Mayor LaGuardia arrived in a motorcycle side-car, to see the hole the blast made. Wow!
What we hadn’t considered was that a few weeks before someone put a bomb in the 1939 World’s Fair that killed two, so a couple hours later the newspapers had extra editions on the streets about our bomb. No, no one ever found out who did it. Whew! No, we sure didn’t brag about it to anyone.
My friend Charlie is still around, and we’re in touch by email. Not bad for a prank 74 years ago.
Dumb and Dumber
In addition to the litany of things I’ve written about the IQ-lowering things that parents do to their kids during the prenatal time, and then to their babies, we then send them to our public schools, which I’ve explained have been purposely designed to prevent them from learning to think.
We keep them entertained with TV and sports, movies, the latest music, and so on. We vaccinate them, causing problems like autism. We put fluoride in our water, which has been proven to make us docile, to lower children’s IQs, and have no medical or teeth benefits whatever.
Those who actually learn to read are surrounded by novels, with our schools or media making little effort to interest them in non-fiction.
As I pointed out a couple weeks ago, Congress, not having learned anything from prohibiting the making and selling alcohol, then pulled the same stupid stunt with drugs, triggering the start of what today is a multi-billion dollar illicit industry.
On the plus side, it’s providing work for hundreds of thousands of government people who are sort of guarding our southern border, plus prosecuting those they catch and adding them to our prison population…where we thus have the highest percentage of our people in prison of any country, and at around $30,000 a year maintenance each.
It’s helped fuel the growth of our illegal immigrant population, with around 15 million of them being from Mexico. And these people are sending billions back to their families in Mexico.
Just as today, where it’s easy to find the drugs of your choice, during prohibition there were speakeasies by the thousands, and liquor was easy to find. My dad had an old speakeasy bar in the cellar where he entertained friends several nights a week when he was managing Philadelphia’s airport. My mother drank, as did all of my grandparents.
It was the enormous profits from this that changed Las Vegas from a tiny desert town to a gambling Mecca and gave us the Mafia.
My mother soaked the labels off the illegal liquor bottles and did a brisk business selling them to department stores glued onto lamp shades.
So, get after your congressman to allow state liquor stores to also sell the now illegal drugs and stem the crime profits.
With ‘em now reaching retirement age, they’re going to be looking to get out of a city to a better, safer place to live. Well, we’ve sure got that!
If they, like a high percentage of retirees, want to continue with a business, we could use a few thousand more businesses. Golf? We’ve sure got that covered! Fishing? Our lakes, rivers and streams are loaded with delicious fish. Food? We’ve got raw milk in our stores, free-ranging eggs, and farmer’s markets for organic produce in every town.
My life got put on hold for four years by WWII (five Pacific war patrols in a submarine), but when I started publishing my first magazine, I packed up and left New York for Peterborough. Having spent many of my childhood summers with my mother’s folks in their cottage near Bethlehem, moving to New Hampshire was a no-brainer.
What a wonderful place to live! Like being able to go out hunting deer in the fall. In no time I had a couple of horses, learned to ski, climbed Mount Washington, learned to wind surf on Lake Sunapee, and enjoyed New Hampshire’s wonders…like the Tramway. There was no end of fun things to do and see. Still aren’t, fifty years later. Only now, I’m able to share my fun with you via this magazine.
I see where the AARP magazine cited Portsmouth as one of America’s 15 best places to retire. However, as a ham operator, I wanted mountains around. For a few years I even had a house halfway up on Mt. Monadnock, the world’s most climbed mountain, where I put up towers with big ham antenna arrays, which allowed me to talk with hams all around the world…and line-of-sight almost to Virginia. Ham Nirvana!
No Fly Zone
That’s my kitchen in the ten years or so since I made a deal with the flies that if they’d stay out of my kitchen I would no longer swat them. Oh, now and then one blunders in, but all I have to do is open a window and it zips right out. I made a similar deal with the ants. Before that, every spring there was a parade finding their way into my kitchen. Not a one since then.
Well, while most people were watching ball games, TV, or reading novels, I spent my time trying to learn everything I could about anything unusual.
In this case it was J. Allen Boone’s 1954 Kinship of All Life. Amazon lists it at $1.79 used and $8 new. It explains how the famous movie dog, Stongheart, taught him how to communicate with any living thing. So I tried it with my kitchen flies and, sure enough, it worked beautifully!
Since reading The Secret Life of Plants by Tompkins and Bird ($7 used from Amazon), where they explained that research has proven that plants in some way know what we’re thinking, the idea that we could communicate with living things wasn’t that difficult to buy. The more I read, the more I find there is to be learned.
One time, when I mentioned the fly deal on a radio interview, the host was more than skeptical. Ridiculous! But the first caller, when they opened the phones, was a woman claiming she had a fly that would come when she called and land on her thumb…to the amazement of her visiting friends.
Along that line, have you read The Horse Whisperer (Amazon $1.75 used, $5.37 new), or seen the 1998 Robert Redford movie? There’s also The Dog Whisperer (Amazon $2 used, $5 new).
Anyway, all of the flyswatters in my home have long been retired. No, I am not April-fooling you.
That’s the opposite of defects, which new mothers sure want to avoid. Life is tough enough when all your parts are in perfect shape and you have all your marbles. But, why settle for the average when more is within your reach? How about giving your next child the opportunity to be a genius? Sure enough, those pesky butt-in scientists have been researching baby’s prenatal development and discovered things you can do that can make a world of difference to your child’s life.
The food needed to grow a complete operating baby from that tiny fertilized egg all comes from what mommy eats. Little Icky, in there, shares her every bite. Gee, maybe that’s another good reason for mommy to chew every bite totally so her digestive system can get all the good out of it for both her and little Icky.
The process starts with chewing and the saliva getting the food ready for the stomach to process. There, the acid pours in to ready the food so the colon can get the good out of it into the blood stream, which is now shared with the baby. Please, please don’t pour water, or anything, into the stomach to interfere, allowing much of the food to just go on through to the toilet, robbing both mommy and baby of needed nourishment.
I hope you won’t be surprised to learn that the prenatal period of super-fast baby development is a really lousy time to add poisons to the mix. Any poisons you eat, drink, or breathe, shoot down the umbilical cord and raise hob with the baby’s programmed development (particularly the brain…where the marbles are kept).
We’re used to poisoning ourselves, cutting our potential lives about in half and giving us unpleasant, expensive, surprises, such as cancer, heart disease, and so on. Scientists tell us that the major poisons we’ve been ignoring are: cooked food, sugar, grains, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, drugs, mercury (amalgam fillings and in vaccinations), fluoride, and so on.
Alas, researchers tell us mommy’s morning wake-up cup of coffee can be as birth defecting for their babies as crack cocaine. Yet other well-designed studies have shown no influence of caffeine on pregnancy. The effects of caffeine on a fetus are still not clear.
So, is it possible for mommy to live with a healthy diet, at least for nine months for the sake of little Icky? Or are her addictions more powerful than common sense?
There are a lot more things mothers can do to help Icky’s brain develop. Please read The Prenatal Classroom. (Amazon has ‘em for $8 used.) Playing classical music and reading can give Icky a head start (pun intended).
As the word slowly seeps out about the importance to one’s health of eating organic food, grown in re-mineralized soil, it’s going to get more difficult and expensive to find. So how about you and your kids planting a garden come spring?
Let’s see, you’re going to need seeds (preferably heirloom), gardening tools, maybe a greenhouse, a small tool shed, a water source (not fluoridated), and rock dust to get the missing minerals back into the soil that past crops have removed. Most of these are available from gardening catalogs…except the rock dust and pyramid-shaped greenhouses…where opportunity is knocking for the entrepreneurial-minded!
My dad, and both of my grandfathers, like many families in those days, grew good-sized gardens out back of their houses every summer.
L. Ron Hubbard
The author of this Newsweek piece about Hubbard and Scientology sure didn’t do his homework. Tsk. If he’d checked my 11/18/09 entry he’d have learned that Hubbard did not invent Dianetics. No, he lucked into it in a hospital when the real author died.
It was a simple no drug way to quickly cure any mental illness or problems. So Hubbard dressed it up with a sci-fi introduction and baloney about clears. But, when you read the book you’ll see the first part is Hubbard, and then the whole way of writing changes as the way to use Dianetics is explained.
At the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation in Elizabeth NJ, where I went to build my auditing skills, Hubbard used me for a demonstration one day, and then didn’t know how to get me back out of hypnosis…leaving me wandering around in a daze until Paul, the chap managing the Foundation, got me back to present time. Paul explained about Hubbard finding the manuscript, and why there were no “clears.”
Since it was illegal for Dianetic auditors to help people as therapists without state licenses, Hubbard explained that he’d invent a religion, so we could provide religious counseling legally. And that’s why he invented Scientology.
I’m a Proud American
In the wake of 911, which galvanized our government into a flurry of new restrictions on our liberties, we've seen Old Glory waving from car antennas and proudly displayed in store windows, plus Proud To Be American signs everywhere. And all this fooferah, unfortunately, almost got me to thinking.
How proud am I to be an American?
Well, in WWII I volunteered to fight the war in a submarine, the most dangerous of all the services. I did my bit, as you can read in my book on my submarine experiences. And, having visited 146 countries so far, I can assure you that America is definitely the best place to live.
We have a lot to be proud of.
* I'm proud of my government and its myriad of departments and bureaus, few (if any) of which are devoted to making life easier for me.
* I'm proud of the FDA, which enforces the pharmaceutical industry's ability to make absolutely fantastic profits at our expense.
* I'm proud of our pharmaceutical industry for providing such cushy jobs for ex-FDA officials.
* I'm proud that my government allows me to travel to Canada where I can buy the same drugs at a fraction of American prices.
* I'm proud of our Department of Defense, which has so successfully defended us against attacks by Iraq, Afghanistan, Panama, Haiti, Somalia, Grenada and some group or groups in what was Yugoslavia. And the great job they did to help keep our oil prices down with the Gulf War.
* I'm also proud of them for keeping our military-industrial complex busy filling government warehouses with unneeded supplies, and building now obsolete aircraft carriers and their planes.
* I'm proud of whatever government agencies have been successful in protecting us from worrying about UFOs and ETs.
* I'm proud of HUD's enviable record of aiding businesses to fleece them out of billions.
* I'm especially proud of the Department of Education's record in keeping American children at the very bottom in all international surveys. And our Health Department's record of providing Americans with the most expensive and one of the least effective health care system in the developed world.
* I'm proud of IRS agents being able to successfully claim that they can convict and imprison anyone they choose.
* I'm proud of the federal income withholding tax which takes our money before we ever see it, thus allowing the tax to go from its initial 2% to around 50% today.
* I'm proud of the War on Drugs, which has generated incredible fortunes for drug lords and substantially helped increase American illegal drug use.
* I'm proud of the American food supply, which is so unhealthy that it's lopping off an estimated half of our potential lives.
* I'm proud of our water supply system, laced with fluorides to help keep us docile and kids with low IQs.
* I'm proud of our world supremacy in sports, which keeps most Americans entertained and thus unlikely to cause trouble by educating themselves.*
* I'm proud of our prison system, which we call "correctional," but is anything but. * I'm proud that we have more prisoners per capita than any other country, with we, the public, paying about $30,000 per year per inmate to support their keep.
* I'm proud of whatever government agency is spraying us with chem trails--no doubt for our own good.
* I'm proud of our Social Security system, which has supplied Congress with several trillion dollars to spend on pork projects.
* I'm proud that Congress has avoided emulating the Chilean social security system which would provide our elderly with five to ten times as large social security checks.
* I'm proud of our welfare system which has, at public expense, helped keep millions of proud Americans from having to work for a living.
* I'm proud of our rent controls which have destroyed large sectors of our cities.
* I'm proud of our mandatory vaccinations, which have created a growing throng of autistic children.
* I'm especially proud of our forcing parents to give their children Prozac, Zoloft, valium, Paxil, Ritalin, luvox, effexor, and other drugs, all with histories of causing mania.
* I'm particularly proud of our medical schools, which teach virtually nothing about disease prevention.
* I'm proud of our tobacco company officials who have the guts to swear to a congressional committee that their product is not addictive and causes no illnesses.
* I'm proud of NASA for being able to so successfully pull off the Moon landing hoax forty-three years ago.
* I'm also proud of NASA for being able to get Congress to spend billions on our space station, which has been of no practical value.
* I'm proud of the Department Of Energy for protecting our oil and coal company profits by making sure that cold fusion research would be thwarted at every turn.
* I'm proud of our FBI's long history of being independent and refusing to share information with police departments and other services.
* I'm proud of our SWAT teams.
* I'm proud of the Oklahoma City bomb cover-up of the second, third and fourth bombs that were reported on the local TV stations.
* I'm proud of FDR's ability to force the Japanese to attack us at Pearl Harbor, which was covered up for 60 years.
* I'm also proud of FDR's getting Amelia Earhart to go on a spy mission for the NAVY and the completely abandoning her when she fell into Japanese hands.
* I'm proud that our children are forced to go to school by law and our government's long history of making home-schooling so difficult.
* I'm Proud of American Lawyers.
* I'm proud of our judges, who have taken on the responsibility to decree laws which our legislatures have neglected to enact.
* I'm real proud of our supremes and their continual gutting of the Constitution.
* I'm proud of our having the best Congress money can buy--and the thousands of lobbyists who are so valiantly supporting them.
* I'm so proud of President Obama I could burst.
* I'm proud of our monopoly post office, which provides slow, expensive service and which would be quickly put out of business if it ever lost its government monopoly.
* I'm proud that our country no longer issues its own currency, but has given that power to a small group of banks which are owned by the same people who own our major newspapers and TV networks.
* I'm proud of our major media, whose main purpose is to entertain, not educate.
*I'm proud of our State Department, which continues to function despite endless exposes of its incompetence.
* I'm proud of our farm conglomerates which provide us with mineral-depleted, pesticide-sprayed mostly tasteless food.
* I'm proud of our food giants for being able to supply us with packaged food which has been laced with poisons "to retard spoilage."
* I'm proud of the government support of our sugar industry for contributing so generously to the profits of our so-called health care industry through dental decay, diabetes, cancer, and the many other suger-related illnesses.
* I'm proud of our dentists for continuing to use amalgam fillings, which are half mercury, despite the epidemic of multiple sclerosis this is causing.
* I'm proud of our pasteurized milk industry and its contribution to our general poor health.
* I'm proud of our military's ability to bomb a Sudanese pharmaceutical factory to smithereens in response to bin Laden's bombing of our embassies in other countries.
* I'm proud of our media for being able to totally ignore even the most remarkable of crop patterns laid down in over 100 countries.
• I’m proud of our generous support for farms growing GMO crops.
* I’m proud of our making it so easy for illegal aliens to come here.
* I’m proud of our supporting them with free health care, schooling for their children, and social security payments.
* I’m proud of our American people who have re-elected what appears to be our first non-citizen, Muslim president.
* I’m proud of whatever government group it was that engineered the 911 attack.
* I’m proud that our farmers, instead of remineralizing their land, use chemical fertilizer to get their crops to grow, and then have to spray them with poison to kill the insects attracted by the sick crops.
* I’m proud that Congress, a hundred years ago, abolished duties on imports, which from the beginning of our country until then, had totally paid for the government, and then initiating the income tax in its stead.
* I’m proud of our Congress voting themselves lifetime salaries.
* I’m proud of Congress and their generous earmark payments to their benefactors.
* I’m proud of our voting machine makers having them so easily programmable.
* I’m proud of the many states that require no ID for voters, allowing our beloved dead to keep on voting.
* I’m proud of our supermarket meat which comes from factory farms where the cows are fed GMO corn instead of grass.
Dad’s name was Wayne Sanger Green, so when I came along, not wanting to tag me as Junior, I was named Wayne Sanger Green II. Dad used the name Sanger (W. Sanger Green), and I was Wayne.
Dad was born in Littleton, NH…as was I. So was his mother, who was the daughter of the town doctor, Thaddius E. Sanger…a pioneer homeopathist. Dad’s father, Frederick Elmer Green (F.E.), came to Littleton from Michigan, and opened a pharmacy on Main Street. Later he was elected the town’s Water and Light Commissioner…and he also was elected a state senator.
In going over some of the old genealogy books I found that John Alden and Priscilla Lane’s granddaughter married a Kneeland. Then a Kneeland married a Sanger, making me a descendant of those famous Pilgrims.
In case you haven’t noticed, as you are surrounded with Dish-TV and the internet, we are in the midst of a high tech revolution, and in general this means that’s where the money is. And that’s something both youngsters and their families should consider for their kid’s possible careers.
What I’d like to see is our country’s ham radio clubs get in touch with their local schools and offer to put on a ham radio demonstration for their students. It would be simple to put up an antenna and arrange for contacts with stations around the world to say hello to the students.
I was already interested in electronics when I entered high school, but it was the school ham radio club that got me to get a license and devote so much of my life to the hobby.
When I’ve mentioned my involvement with Dianetics, perhaps I should have used the opportunity to explain how and why it can be used to cure any mental illnesses. Okay, here it is.
All living things have one basic goal: survival. So, when we suffer anything painful our subconscious mind notes everything we’re hearing, seeing, and feeling, so that in the future, should any of these occur, we can automatically avoid being hurt again. Once we’ve burned our fingers we don’t have to think about touching a hot stove again. This basic survival system works, not only on physical pains, but mental pains and emotional shocks. So, as we go through life we build up quite a bunch of sounds and sound patterns (words), sights, and feelings that we are red-flagged by our subconscious to avoid…with the result that we find ourselves doing things for reasons we can’t consciously explain.
The Dianetic approach to deal with the resulting problems is to put the person under a light hypnotic state, have them return to the painful experience in memory, and then relive the experience over and over until it is no longer traumatic. Indeed, pretty soon the person will be laughing about the traumatic event. And pfft will go the present life problems the old pains have been subconsciously causing.
Like with Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder (PTSD), which so many of our returning veterans are suffering, re-living the event will take the pain away, and no more PTSD problems.
Alas, our psychiatrists are not taught about this approach, so they do like all our doctors, and prescribe drugs to treat the symptoms, rather than eliminate the cause. Like cancer, which is caused by our diet, doctors prescribe chemotherapy instead of getting the patient to stop giving themselves cancer with their food.
L. Ron Hubbard’s book, Dianetics, explains a simple way to get people into a light hypnotic state for going back to relive painful experiences. The book is available in pocketbook form (Amazon, $1.18, used).
Oh, a little warning. If you start helping people with this approach, try not to be too surprised if the painful event causing a present-day problem turns out to be during the prenatal months, or even from a past life! Just run it out, and it’ll stop making trouble for the person. Yes, we all have past lives. If you have a belief problem with that it’s because you’ve never bothered to do any homework on the subject.
Well, you can see why, once I tested it and discovered how fantastically it worked, I quit my radio job in Sarasota to go to learn more from Hubbard, and become an expert.
If we don’t quietly already have drones big enough to sink aircraft carriers, with nothing arcane like budgetary restrictions to prevent their development, we will have them. Alas, our government has been less than forthcoming in many areas. Make that many, many areas. Make a list.
Another good reason for the government to stifle interest in cold fusion are the billions, if not trillions, they’re getting from gasoline and oil taxes. With cold fusion there’s nothing they can tax.
My, how life in America would be different if people wised up. Like, they could save about $8,000 a year for every member of their family if they changed their diet to raw, organic, non-grain foods.
Then there’s the income tax, which could easily be replaced by a tax (duty) on imports. That would also help bring our factories back to America and end any unemployment problems.
And, cold fusion power would end our cost for gasoline, oil, and electricity.
So, see if you can figure out how much that adds up to for us.
Okay, what do you think about dowsing? Do you really believe that people can find water underground dependably? Like almost anything else, your answer will probably be determined by how knowledgable or ignorant you are on the subject. It is easy for people to hold strong opinions on things of which they are ignorant.
Some while ago I reviewed Vibrations by Owen Lehto. This is the most practical how-to book I’ve found on dowsing. But Owen doesn’t waste a lot of time trying to convince unbelievers. Christopher Bird, however, does in his monumental The Divining Hand. Once you’ve read this book I guarantee you will no longer be a skeptic. You won’t even be on the fence. Bird goes over the history of divining, which goes back at least a thousand years. Then he covers the scientific research done in the field. And there’s been plenty. He’s done his usual massive amount of research.
For instance, a scientist set up an experiment by driving two iron posts in the ground several feet apart. He fed a small voltage to them to see if dowsers could detect it. He found that 80% of the people he tested could invariably detect a 20 mA current. A few could detect currents of 1 mA, and one chap was unfailingly able to detect 1 ÂµA of current. This chap was also able to direction find any radio station while blindfolded. They gave him the frequency and his dowsing rod would point to it.
There are well drilling companies who use dowsing to find wells and charge nothing if they fail to provide water at the rate of flow rate they guarantee. They’ve never failed.
Experienced dowsers can find water veins, tell you how far down they are and the flow in gallons per minute to expect. They can even do this working with a map. They can reliably find lost objects and people. They can dowse for metals, oil, coal and natural gas. With oil they can tell how far down the top of it is, the size of the deposit, and its depth.
Dowsers can diagnose illnesses and locate the site of the trouble. They’ve found that many, if not most cases of arthritis and cancer involve people sleeping over several veins of water. When their beds are moved to a place where there are no underground water veins they miraculously recover. Underground water veins can also make animals sick, and even trees!
Well, if something coming from the water is making people sick, then it should be possible to detect it scientifically, right? And they can, using a gamma ray detector! In some way the moving water projcts a narrow beam upward which, over time, can generate many different illnesses. But you don’t need a gamma ray detector when a simple pendulum will do the job.
An experienced radiesthesia-ist (medical dowser) can use a pendulum to find the cause of an illness and to find the best medicine to cure it. They can even do this from afar! And it works on animals as well as people.
By shielding a dowser’s body they’ve been able to locate the areas of the body which do the detecting, with one being located in the head by the pineal gland and the other by the adrenal glands.
If you’d like to become an expert on the subject get Chris’ book. It’s $16 from Amazon and is available from several sources. It’s a big, glossy, well illustrated book.
It’s easy to learn to dowse, and almost anyone can do it. But it takes experience to get to be good at it and to learn the right questions to ask. You can do it with bent rods, a pendulum, a piece of plastic (a la the heironymous machine), or even just with your hands.
I suppose I should have put this essay into an April item as a way to deal with readers so grounded in science that they get upset when something unexplainable is claimed to work. Well, I’ll put my science background up against just about anyone, but it hasn’t stopped me from learning all I can about new (or old) things.
If you still think Arabs had anything to do with 911, wise up with these two videos:
911 NEW EVIDENCE-PART 1 — 60 MIN:
911 NEW EVIDENCE-PART 2 — 56 MIN:
The article in the February ToDo on Littleton was a surprise. Well, it’s my home town, so when you visit there you can see my dad’s old family home at 189 Main Street. And, at the end of Main Street is the town office building, where my grandfather’s office on the second floor looked down the street. He was the Water and Light Commissioner, and a state senator.
Take a good look at the large post office on Main Street. Well, after the 1929 depression the government got the Works Progress Administration (WPA) going, and one of their projects was a Littleton post office. But, when they finished they discovered they’d made a mistake and used the plans for the new Manchester post office. Oops!
The Jax theater is named after Jack Eames, a good friend of my grandfather. He also owned theaters in nearby Bethlehem and Whitefield. And, since I spent most of my childhood summers my mother’s folks Bethlehem summer cottage, Jack gave me a free pass for the Colonial theater there. I used to walk my bicycle most of the three miles up to town and then coast back after the movie. Well, Bethlehem is up on the side of Mt. Aggasiz.
In those days, due to its altitude, the town was a wonderful summer resort for people, like my grandmother, with asthma. It boasted thirty hotels and a hundred rooming houses, and the clientele was almost 100% Jewish. They streamed up by train from Boston and New York to Littleton, where the hotel buses picked them up.
Oddly, a couple miles down the highway was the Maplewood hotel, which was “restricted.” In those days that meant they would not take any Jews.
Google says Bethlehem has no hotels now.
Okay, back to Littleton. Jack Eames not only owned the theater, but also the sweet shop next to it, and the Thayer’s Hotel, on Main Street. Jack used to stop by to visit my grandfather, and he was almost always pretty drunk. His wife, Blanche, lacking any children of her own, when I was young used to send her chauffer, Walter, up to Bethlehem to pick me up and take us out to nearby Patridge Lake, where Jack had a camp and a two-story houseboat out in the middle of the lake. I loved diving off the roof.
Jack was also a state senator, and a major force in getting the legislature to okay building the first aerial Tramway in North America. The nay-sayers said it would be big money-loser. Well, it opened in 1939, and paid for itself the first year. I rode it that year and still have pictures I took. More recently I’ve also used it as a ski lift for the Cannon Mountain ski trails.
One more Littleton item. In the full page aerial view of the town, down at the bottom is the cemetery. If you visit it, you’ll find my gravestone in the Sanger plot, overlooking a McDonald’s. Thaddeus Sanger was my great grandfather, the town doctor, and a pioneer homoeopathist.
Check the four-minute Hubble Telescope video:
They pointed the Hubble at seeming empty spots in space and took look exposures. It turned out there were millions more galaxies in every direction. The video estimates 100 billion galaxies.
Where they go off track is in believing the universe is expanding because the light from the galaxies is red-shifted as they are further away. Piffle. It’s just that the light is slowed down by stuff in space. The idea that the whole universe is receding from us in every direction is ridiculous. What an ego! Sorry, no Big Bang. But the universe is suddenly a whole lot bigger than before imagined. Gee, maybe there’s no end to it.
As we delve more into exploring consciousness maybe we’ll someday find a way to communicate with life in our galaxy, or even some of the others.
When I was a kid the 18th Amendment had made alcohol illegal…for our own good, of course. So saloons and bars were replaced by thousands of speakeasies, plus giving us the mafia, where many members of the crime families were making over a million dollars a year, which some invested by building huge gambling hotel-casinos in Las Vegas.
My dad had an old speakeasy bar in the cellar, where he entertained his friends…like Amelia Earhart, who kept her Lockheed at dad’s Central airport, and his old WWI Army Air Force buddies.
Prohibition, as it was called, provided employment for hundreds of thousands of government agents, plus who knows how many extra state, county, and town police. It also kept our courts and lawyers busy, and we had to build more prisons.
The 21st Amendment ended this foolish nanny-ism which, not having learned from the alcohol disaster, Congress soon replaced by making drugs illegal. So today we have drug cartels, the highest percentage of our people in prison of any country, and drugs are cheaper and more easily available than ever.
Now the ignorant and stupid, having learned nothing from nanny-isms failures, are pushing for gun control. Never mind that, like socialism, gun control has been a disaster in every country that’s tried it. Like in Australia recently, where they confiscated the public’s guns, only to see the crime rate explode.
The Swiss government makes sure that every family has guns, which may have something to do with their country never being invaded, like so much of the rest of Europe. Plus they have the lowest crime rate of any country.
Since crooks have no problem getting guns, that leaves the rest of us sitting ducks. They can drive up in a van, barge into any home, and help themselves to anything they want. And, you may be sure they will.
With copies of the first edition of Wayne Green’s Secret Guide to Health running out, when I sat down and read it, making notes of any needed changes or additions for the second edition, I was surprised at how few changes are needed.
The only important one was my no longer searing my liver a little before eating it. Now I put the raw liver, which I get from a nearby farm where the cows are pastured and not fed grains or antibiotics, into my Cuisinart food chopper and mince it to a thick goo. I add a little sea salt and cracked pepper, and it’s absolutely delicious. I love it.
Yeah, I know, you’ve never tasted raw liver, but you know you wouldn’t like it. Well, I like it better than any other raw meat, and I eat some two or three times a day. I eat it with a side dish of a chopped green, such as collard, spinach, or kale, mixed with my super-delicious coleslaw sauce. I also have some grape tomatoes cut in half in more coleslaw sauce.
I was surprised at how few changes the second edition will need, considering that the first edition is ten years old. Well, I do my homework.
Perhaps you’ve noticed that in virtually every school shooting the shooter was on one of the drugs psychiatrists prescribe for attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)…like Zoloft, Paxil, Ritalin, etc…all with histories of causing mania.
Psychiatrists, like our allopathic doctors, are taught to prescribe pills to counter unwanted symptoms like ADHD. Like most doctors, they are not taught to find out what’s causing problems, just what pills to prescribe to stop them. With ADHD it’s very probably the child’s diet being loaded with sugar. You can read about that in my 1/13/09 entry.
I lucked into Dianetics, where I learned how to easily cure any mental problems using hypnosis. And this is covered for you in my 3/30/07 entry, so I won’t go over all that again.
Basically, our medical system is a huge scam. The fact is that, as I explain in detail in my Secret Guide to Health, some doctors have found no incurable illnesses, just by getting their patients to change to raw food diets.
Likewise psychiatry is also a scam, in that any mental illness can be solved without drugs. Golly, the ways our ignorance is being taken advantage of. If people would turn off the TV and spend some time with the books I’ve reviewed in my Wisdom Guide, they might be able to save a lot of money and misery. Oh, and death, like with cancer, which is easily cured with no drugs or other treatments.
But then, the list of big scams is discouraging. We’re sure prize patsies.
So, what’s the big deal? If two guys or two gals want to live happily together, why not let them get married? The only loss to society will be a miniscule slowing of the world’s population growth.
Why are some people homosexual? We haven’t a clue. Under analysis we find that the feelings toward their own sex start very early. I’m not aware of anyone researching previous incarnations to see if homosexuality is a one-lifetime event. So, when it happens let’s let those afflicted make the best of their situation.
Back to School
With America’s high school graduates coming in at the bottom on international tests, eventually, despite union political pressures on Congre$$, our school system will just have to be improved so we can be competitive with China and India, who are now graduating twenty times as many engineers and scientists as we. Worse, ours is by far the most expensive per student in the developed world.
Our schools will eventually be running fifty weeks of the year, with attendance optional, so families will be able to vacation when they want. There will be no homework assignments, tests or grades, nor even any curriculums. The kids won’t be separated by age…like it used to be with our one-room schools before Congress stepped in with their Education Department for our government bureaucrats to run. Never since have we had such a high literacy level…and at such a low cost.
Between book-sized iPads and millions of books and videos inexpensively available via the internet, kids will be able to learn about anything that interests them…and kids just naturally love to learn, when given the opportunity. Plus, with mobile workshops that can be moved from school to school, kids will be able to develop a variety of skills that no one school could offer. Or the trailers will be able to be moved from town to town, if we get rid of schools.
Kids interested in science will have mobile visiting electronic labs, chem labs, astronomy labs, and so on. There’ll be wood and metal working shops for kids to build those skills. Maybe even mobile ham radio stations to help get kids excited about electronics. Imagine the way teens might respond to being able to make friends anywhere in the world! I’ve talked with hams in over 350 countries, and gone on to visit them in well over a hundred…like Swaziland, Lesotho, Iran, Afghanistan, Burma, Brunei, and Nepal.
There’ll also be video, audio, and publications production shops.
Alas, our government-run schools, like every other business our bureaucrats have run, is a huge loser. They’re ridiculously expensive and the products shoddy.
Our colleges could be run tuition-free, at no cost to the government. I almost got Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, when I was a member of the RPI Council, to adopt this system. But, since my approach would allow the school to handle twice as many students, the professors revolted at the prospect of having to work ten hours a week instead of the five they were used to.
The system is simple. Half the students would work at a nearby business park mornings, building their business and practical skills (and rÃ©sumÃ©s), then the other half afternoons. Their pay would cover their school tuition. Everyone wins. How’s that as an answer to our ever-rising college tuitions?
If our state legislature would move ahead with making New Hampshire sovereign, as more and more states are doing, we might be able to set up our own vastly superior and far less expensive educational system. Do nothing, and we’ll continue to turn out the poorest educated kids in the developed world at the highest cost. I’d rather New Hampshire showed the other states (and Congress) what can be done.
What can you do to help? Well, get after your state legislator to do the homework., and learn why our public system is so bad, and learn about some schools that are examples of what can be done, once you get the government out of running them.
Second, find out who’s on your local school board and get them to do their homework. Bet you didn’t know that our system was purposely designed by Congress to keep kids from learning to think. Well, with the industrial revolution starting, they needed to get kids off the farms and into the factories, where they would do the work and not ask questions. That’s not what we need today.
My blogs are the current equivalent of my magazine editorials…which I’ve been writing for over 60 years.
It all got started when I was working as the chief cameraman at WPIX, channel 11, in New York. They let me set up a two-and a half meter ham station on the top floor of their skyscraper on East 42nd Street in Manhattan…right near the WPIX transmitter. Wow, what a great location for line-of-sight communications.
But, what was that strange new sound up at the top of the ham band? It turned out to be Johnny Williams W2BFD, out in Flushing, using an old Model 12 Teletype machine, with which he was swapping teletype messages with a few nearby hams, who also had machines, and built the equipment to send the signals by radio. John had a contract with Teletype Corporation to buy their old Model 12 (1930s models) for us hams.
That looked like great fun, so I got one, built the converter, and was doing a lot like today’s email with a half dozen local hams.
This was so much fun I pushed John to start a newsletter, but he was too busy with his radio and TV repair shop.
A few months later I graduated from a cameraman to a TV director in Cleveland. They had a mimeograph machine that wasn’t doing anything evenings, so I stated my Amateur Radio Frontiers newsletter to help get more hams excited about ham radio teletype (RTTY).
The editor of Astounding Science Fiction, John Campbell (W2ZGU) had made a whole new art out of editorials in his magazine, writing about anything going on scientifically that he found interesting. It was the first thing the subscribers read. So that was my approach, right from my first newsletter…and it’s still the same with my editorials in New Hampshire ToDo, and my blogs.
My newsletter grew to a 32-page mini-magazine, with over 2000 ham subscribers, plus it got me a monthly RTTY column in CQ, one of the two ham magazines. A couple years later I helped the editor get a better job, and found myself the editor of CQ, where I continued my editorials. And what could possibly be more fun than editing a ham magazine? CQ had been losing money and faced going out of business, so I got busy and had it in the black in six months.
When the publisher bought a yacht he got behind on my pay. When it got where he owed me a year’s pay, he fired me. So I got all the money together I could, and had just enough to publish the first issue of my own ham magazine, 73, Amateur Radio Today. With it I pushed one new ham technology after another, not giving up for 43 years, when I ran out of anything new to promote. So, I folded the magazine.
Ask any old time ham and they’ll tell you the first thing they read each month was my editorials…which were about anything I found of interest and wanted to share. My whole life has been built around sharing, not making money. I’ve never had much interest in money.
Today I’m still sharing with as many as I can mainly via my blog editorials.
With the most expensive and worst performing public school system in the developed world, I’ve been researching what the experts recommend we do about it. Like, School’s Out, by Lewis J. Perelman. The sub-title is, “Hyperlearning, the New Technology, and the End of Education.” My copy of this 1992 book is heavily hi-lited. Following are just a few quotes from the book, which I see is only $6 on Amazon.
A technolological revolution is sweeping through the U.S. and world economies that is totally transforming the social role of learning and teaching. The learning revolution has already made the “classroom teacher” as obsolete as the blacksmith shop.
The recent information age has been only a transitional period, a prelude to the new historical epoch that should be more accurately labeled the “knowledge age.” The nations that stop trying to “reform” their education and training institutions and choose instead to totally replace them with a brand new, high-tech learning system will be the economic powerhouses through the twenty-first century.
We have the technology today to enable anyone who is not severely handicapped, to learn anything, at a “grade A” level, anytime, anywhere.
Indeed, with the web we have books by experts on any subject, and courses on anything available from hundreds of colleges. We’ve no more need for teachers or school administrators. No bus trips to and from school. And the best part is that kids, when allowed to, love to learn about anything that interests them. Teachers and classrooms are out of date.
Inca-schminca, it may turn out that the Mayans had the end of the world as we know it wrong by a month, since it seems to have happened in November, not December, as millions of Muslims, blacks, Hispanics, welfarers, foodstampers, super-stupids, and party-blinded dumbocrats, along with more than a little help from Soros’s voting machine company, re-elected Obama.
The Next War
If there is one, with so many countries now having nukes, another WWII-style war won’t happen. Yet, we’re still spending hundreds of billions building and maintaining a large fleet of aircraft carriers, even though they’re as obsolete as battleships were in WWII. One good-sized ballistic missile from a drone and pfft goes a carrier.
Alas, our Navy is run by old admirals, who are not known for creative thinking. Heck, just go back to the trial of Billy Mitchell in 1925 (they made a movie out of it with Gary Cooper) when Mitchell claimed that an airplane could sink a battleship. Roosevelt, as the ex-Secretary of the Navy, knew this when he cleared all the aircraft carriers out of Pearl Harbor shortly before the Japanese attack, just leaving a couple old battleships.
Now, with cold fusion energy about to replace oil, maybe we can start pulling out of the Middle-East and let them fend for themselves. Our Iraq and Afghanistan invasions were mostly about oil with, I suspect, with that 9/11 stunt as a flimsy excuse.
Let’s see, what else would we get into a war about? Well there are the Arabs hating the Jews, and just itching to nuke Tel-Aviv. That could drag us in, since our media are mostly Jewish-controlled…and there’s the Federal Reserve, which is also Jewish owned. I get the feeling that Jews just about own America. No, I’m not racist…just a pragmatist.
Considering what the Jews did to the Arabs when they formed Israel after WWII, taking their homes and land, and pushing them into refugee camps in neighboring countries, the Arabs have a good reason to be angry.
With cold fusion energy we’ll have to build new submarines…though I’m not sure to sink what. And, with the new power storage units, we’ll build electric-powered drones. Gone will be the huge carriers, all their escorts, and those now obsolete planes they host.
No, wars as we knew them seem on their way out. Ahead we may see financial wars. Like, suppose China gets fed up with our borrowing trillions and starts taxing their exported products? There’s no country we could borrow the money from to rebuild those thousands of factories we moved to China. Or NAFTA’d to Mexico and Central America.
With wars growing unlikely, might this mean we’ll start bringing our troops home from Europe, etc? Har-de-har. Well, all of the wars we’ve been in since WWII we started, and always with flimsy excuses, and none of which did we really win.
That Source Field I’ve been reading about seems to have been at work, with apparent serendipity striking, and striking hard. It had to do with a sudden urge I had to get a pumpkin pie.
Well, it was the Thanksgiving season, with pumpkins everywhere. Yet, it had been years since I’ve tasted pumpkin pie, so why the sudden urge? It sure isn’t on my raw food diet.
The next day I drove Sherry down to Burlington MA for a dentist appointment and, while waiting for her, I drove around the corner to a Building 19. As I walked in the door I was faced with a stack of Table Talk pumpkin pies, and only 85Â¢ each! I bought three. In retrospect, I wish I’d bought a dozen. Wow, they are good!
They’re small, 7” pies. Well, if you don’t count the thick crust, they’re 6” in diameter, so a quarter pie slice looks like an average serving. Well, leave it to me to figure out how to cut the pie into sixteenths, and then each of those slices into sixteen delicious tiny bites for me to chew until they are liquid. Each sumptious bite is about an eighth inch square and the depth of the pie filling…with some of the crust sticking to it.
Alternating the little pie bites with a dab of whipped cream (or some toxic Cruel Whip) is a recipe for taste nirvana. At one pie slice a day, I’ve got enough to last almost two months.
At the local supermarket the pies are $5, which is still a bargain for sixteen desserts.
We suckers are being kept entertained by TV, ball games, movies, novels, and the media, for the most part unaware of the mega-scams…no, giga-scams…going on behind the scenes, and taking us for trillions of dollars.
Of the ten that come to mind, at least seven are going to require congressional action to end. That leaves three, one being cold fusion, which will virtually eliminate our costs for energy. No more oil, gasoline, or electric companies. Yes, it’s real, it’s just been buried for some multi-trillion dollar reasons.
The second is both the biggest, and the easiest for us individually to stop being scammed here in America for an average of about $8,000 a year per man, woman and child. Yes, it’s our deceptively named health-care. As people wise up and change their diets we’ll see the end of Big Pharma and most of today’s food industry. We might even see an end to the cigarette, alcohol, coffee, and sugar industries, as kids wise up to stop building stupid lifetime drug habits.
The third is our public school system, which is turning out kids who are coming in at the bottom on international tests. The worst part is that it turns out the school system was designed that way on purpose to make it easy for us to be scammed.
Remind me to explain how the income tax is another total scam, taking around half our paychecks. Oh, and a key factor in so many thousands of factories moving to lower wage countries.
The Longest War
Let’s see, why was it we invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, oh so long ago? Something about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq that we had to stop, as I recall. But, gee, a few billion dollars later, thousands of civilian casualties, a bunch of our own, and it turned out that there actually hadn’t been any. Oops! Well, at least we killed the head guy, Saddam Hussein.
Funny how that purely Arabic name Hussein, keeps popping up. Like King Hussein of Jordan, who was a personal friend of mine, and Barry (a.k.a. Barak) Hussein something, our one-third Arab, half white, and a piddling one-sixth black, president. Yeah, he’s twice as much Arab as black.
But that doesn’t explain Afghanistan, or why we haven’t really won a war since WWII.
Sharing: Here are some web sites you’ll enjoy. Check ‘em out.
SLIGHT OF HAND — http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FUv-Q6EgEFI
THE LIVE FUR COAT – 1 MIN — http://elrellano.com/videos_online/4624/circo-roncalli.html
TIAJUANA BRASS MUSIC BY 8-YR OLD – 2 MIN — http://www.coolestone.com/media/4968/Eight-Yr-Old-Prodgy-Plays-Tribute-Concert/
MAGIC — http://www.coolestone.com/media/4282/Rapid-Fire-Magic-Tricks/
GREAT MAGIC TRICKS – 5 MIN — http://www.safeshare.tv/w/gdhRWNSrls
The Coast show had Chris Langan as a guest, making a huge deal out of his super IQ, which has been measured to be somewhere between 190 and 210, and billing him as the smartest man in America…possibly the world.
I’d never given my IQ much thought. When the RPI Psychology Department gave me an IQ test, they said my IQ was somewhere over 200, beyond where they could measure. So, big deal.
When I read about Mensa, the high IQ society, being formed in England I applied for membership and became American member #15. Then, in 1960, Peter Sturgeon and I started American Mensa, and I was the first secretary.
After reading the hype over Langan’s IQ, which is no higher than mine, could mine also be one of the highest in the world? Well, I’ve certainly done a lot more with mine…being credited with starting the cell phone and personal computer industries.
Gee, if the word gets around, people might pay more attention to the things I’ve researched and written about…like health and cold fusion, the two biggest world-changing breakthroughs on the horizon.
Alas, Mensa, which I envisioned forming brainy groups to help businesses and government agencies solve problems, turned into just another partying organization. I gave up and dropped out.
While we’ve been being entertained by TV, ball games, movies, radio, the media, and so on, we’ve been secretly being giga-scammed. Fortunately, with the web we have a low cost way to communicate that’s not yet controlled by the government or big business.
My hope is that by getting the word out on these scams we’ll be able to get people to recognize what’s been going on and recruit others to help us end the scams. I’ve done the research, I have some practical answers, and I’m anxious to share them. And even more anxious for you to look into them and then share them with as many people as you can.
Okay, the scams. Number one, by a wide margin, is so-called healthcare. That beaut is costing us almost $9,000 a year for every man, woman and child. You see, some doctors have discovered how to cure any illness with no drugs, and at no extra cost. With us being 37th in health and 39th in longevity, it’s time to let the secret to health out of the bag.
Number two is the burial of cold fusion by our Department of Energy in order to protect the oil industry. Here we have non-polluting energy at around a hundredth the cost of oil that will put the Arabs back in their tents and get rid of our national power grid.
Number three is our government-run public school system, which is graduating kids barely able to read and who are coming in last in international surveys.
Those emails from email@example.com saying I'm in the Philippines and need money are a fraud. I'm in New Hampshire and not in desperate need.