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Posted by Horse - 12-28-2019, 06:07 PM
Vaccine fail! Despite 100% vaccination rate, Texas school closes due to whooping cough outbreak
Posted on:  Sunday, December 22nd 2019 at 5:45 am
Written By:  GMI Reporter
Quote:Despite a 100% vaccination rate, a Texas school closes early for winter break due to a whooping cough outbreak. Clearly the vaccine is failing to work as advertised.

If ever there was convincing proof that vaccination does not equate to bona fide immunity, it is at St. Theresa Catholic School in Texas...

Not safe, not effective, but very profitable.  Pharma's monopoly isn't concerned about your health outcome, only shareholder profits.  

Access to Homeopathy threatened by latest FDA action
Posted on:  Tuesday, December 17th 2019 at 2:45 pm
Posted By:  GMI Reporter
Quote:The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a new guidance that could lead to the end of homeopathy in America in less than three months

Under the new guidance, ALL homeopathic medicines will be considered illegal. This is because the Draft Guidance declares all homeopathic medicines to be "new drugs" which have not undergone the agency's pre-market approval process known as a New Drug Application (NDA). This "new drug" designation makes this new guidance particularly damning for homeopathy. Homeopathic medicines cannot be patented and therefore cannot justify the enormous expenditures that an NDA entails. If the FDA insists that a homeopathic medicine be put through the NDA process, the agency will essentially be issuing a potential  ban on that medicine in the United States.

If the Draft Guidance is adopted unchanged -- and especially if the designation of all homeopathic medicines as "new drugs" is allowed to stand -- consumers will likely begin to see homeopathic medicines disappear from store shelves and practitioners' offices as the FDA takes aim at one homeopathic medicine after another.

The article contains links and suggestions to submit a comment.  There's still time to comment on the FDA's new guidance.
Posted by Code - 12-28-2019, 02:25 PM
Media of all kinds forms our view of the world.  Art and media was used through history to shape public view.  Propaganda continues today.  Its easy to influence opinion, if you have the budget!

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Google's parent company, Alphabet founded Verily Life Sciences

Verily joined forces with the European pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s leading vaccine manufacturers. They formed a new drug company, Galvani Bioelectronics.

In January 2019, BusinessWire reported that Mary Ellen Coe, Google’s president of customer solutions, was joining the board of directors at Merck, another huge vaccine producer.

GV, the venture capital arm of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has also invested in Vaccitech—a company described as “the future of mass vaccine production.”

Now Google and all the other social media giants are censoring anything that questions vaccine safety.
Posted by Code - 12-23-2019, 02:26 AM
thanks Vital1.  They do a great job.   Maybe they will tackle the nuclear fiasco too.  Alternatives to the economic system?...thats a hard one.   But stopping Nestle from sucking that aquifer is a great start...

Many people balk at the consumerism.  But graphs like this show its not the big part of our spending

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And the taxes...the discretionary spending.... our money is funnelled into the military

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And the richest people and the military machine...they pollute.  We are forced to support it. We are constantly told how rich we are, as citizens, but when we look again at the first chart,  we are hardly any different than earlier times...we spend all our lives working just to have a home, food and clothing and a ride.

People will argue this on many levels.  I guess they think living in small high rise apartments in a crowded toxic city is the greatest thing
Posted by vital1 - 12-22-2019, 07:52 PM

This short "Story of Stuff" video, explains it all clearly.


The site also has a lot of other very good education videos on other important environmental subjects.


They're looting the planet for profit!
Posted by Code - 12-22-2019, 06:54 PM
the end point of capitalist growth economics is maximum  exhaustion of resources and a collapse of the biosphere and civilization which depends entirely upon it.   It could hardly be more obvious.   

This is, by the way,  one reason that a capitalist economic system to halt climate change is doomed to failure.
Posted by Code - 12-22-2019, 06:24 PM
One of the biggest failures of economic thinking is not realizing economics is a tiny subset of the earths energy (solar mainly) and biological systems.   The result of this failure is no different than the ignorant man who cuts off the branch that supports him.  This is so obvious that a child can see it, while the vast majority of humans are blind to it.

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Posted by Code - 12-22-2019, 06:13 PM
Economic thinking is one of mans most remarkable failures, all the more so because it is hailed as mans greatest achievement.  The terms that economists use are inherently revolting...both for their manipulative, materialistic, megalomaniacal position as well as the failure of logic and physics..

The worlds greatest economic growth is happening in China.  

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Switzerland has one of the lowest economic growth rates

Zurich is the most desirable place to live in the world, survey says

Zurich has beaten its fellow Swiss rival Geneva to become the most desirable place to live in the world, according to a survey released today measuring quality of life in more than 200 cities worldwide.


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Posted by d kitty - 12-22-2019, 01:32 PM
Amen, Code.
Posted by Code - 12-22-2019, 03:28 AM
Its a good season to feel grateful.  Grateful for all of the people and life forms that have nurtured, inspired and kept us alive on a lonely planet spinning in the vast, vast reaches of space. 


Dr Patrick Flanagan showed us there were still mysteries to explore for science, the heart and soul.  He recently passed away at his home in Ecuador.   Sincere condolences to all who loved him.  


As we make our way through our short stay on earth, may we learn to live in harmony with the living systems of the planet, reducing our influence of misery.  Wouldn't it be great if our descendants could feel gratitude for what we have done...or refrained from doing?
Posted by DUDe - 12-21-2019, 07:19 AM
Final Showdown: PG&E at the Brink of Nuclear Bankruptcy
Powerful forces are quickly moving Pacific Gas & Electric toward a settlement on its hideously complex multi-billion-dollar bankruptcy case. Thankfully, Governor Gavin Newsom has put at least a temporary hold on a final agreement. 
But in the interim, it must be brought to light that no squaring of PG&E’s accounts—with the people of California, the utility’s fire victims, the governor, the Public Utilities Commission, the banks, or the planet – will be complete unless there is a transparent public inspection of, and credible mechanical and fiscal accounting for, Diablo Canyon’s two aging reactors (see our petition at http://www.solartopia.org).
The two central coast nukes are scheduled to shut by 2025, a fact that gives some policymakers a false sense of safety and a convenient cover to avoid thinking about the devastating possibility of an earthquake that would render a major population center uninhabitable and its agricultural economy barren. Why kick up a fuss if the problem’s going away in five years?
Here’s why: The same pattern of lethal neglect and deferred maintenance that made PG&E the proven culprit in murderous wildfires is being repeated at Diablo Canyon. But the nuclear reactor units are more than thirty years old. Diablo Unit One was long ago found to be seriously embrittled, which means its piping is almost certainly cracked due to age. Its list of deferred maintenance procedures is a by-now notorious PG&E trademark. Its waste management procedures are suspect. The site is surrounded by more than a dozen interlinked earthquake faults.
Can we really trust the operation of these immensely complex machines over the coming sixty months to a company we don’t trust to safely deliver electricity in a light breeze? 
Posted by Code - 12-18-2019, 06:46 PM
Reporters Without Borders; There has been an annual average of 80 journalists killed during the past two decades, with 49 journalists killed this year, 389 currently imprisoned, and 57 others being held hostage.


1363 Journalists Killed
between 1992 and 2019 / Motive Confirmed

Posted by Code - 12-18-2019, 05:53 AM
Efficacy, tolerability, and safety of serotonergic psychedelics for the management of mood, anxiety, and substance-use disorders: a systematic review of systematic reviews

Psychedelics as anti-inflammatory agents
Posted by Code - 12-18-2019, 05:47 AM
It appears that the world needs the least toxic yet criminalized drug in order to treat the most harmful yet legal drug, alcohol.  But what are the implications of a population which would no longer support wars, exploitation and inequality?

Washington (CNN)One of Richard Nixon's top advisers and a key figure in the Watergate scandal said the war on drugs was created as a political tool to fight blacks and hippies, according to a 22-year-old interview recently published in Harper's Magazine.

"The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people," said former Nixon domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman 

"You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities," Ehrlichman said. "We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did."

Magic mushrooms seem to carry the lowest acute risk of harm of any drug

The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances assigns psilocybin a relatively high therapeutic index of 641 (higher values correspond to a better safety profile); for comparison, the therapeutic indices of aspirin and nicotine are 199 and 21, respectively

Psychedelics as Medicines: An Emerging New Paradigm
Scientific interest in serotonergic psychedelics (e.g., psilocybin and LSD; 5-HT2A receptor agonists) has dramatically increased within the last decade. Clinical studies administering psychedelics with psychotherapy have shown preliminary evidence of robust efficacy in treating anxiety and depression, as well as addiction to tobacco and alcohol. Moreover, recent research has suggested that these compounds have potential efficacy against inflammatory diseases through novel mechanisms, with potential advantages over existing antiinflammatory agents.
Posted by Code - 12-18-2019, 04:53 AM
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Posted by Code - 12-18-2019, 04:51 AM
Drug laws are almost inversely related to drug harm. Why is that?

Why Alcohol Is the Deadliest Drug

Alcohol kills more people than all other drugs combined.
Alcohol is three times as harmful as cocaine or tobacco.

Mushrooms are legal in denver but a felony according to the Feds.  

Denver became the first city to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms just six months ago—a move that was followed by a unanimous City Council vote in Oakland to remove criminal penalties for a wide range of psychedelic substances such as ayahuasca and mescaline.

Nearly 100 Cities Are Considering Decriminalizing Psychedelics,


The three deadliest drugs in the U.S. are legal

no abuse potential of psilcybin


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announced the creation of a new center dedicated to researching psychedelics. 
Studies conducted by the University of Alabama, John Hopkins University, and Imperial College London have all suggested that magic mushrooms have the potential to help treat depression, alcoholism, and other mental health issues.
Posted by Code - 12-18-2019, 04:14 AM
There is a resurgence of interest in psilocybin as an aid to psychological growth/treatment.  Mushrooms are the least dangerous drug.  Alcohol is the most dangerous.  There is some interest in re-classifying mushrooms from a schedule 1 drug to a vitamin. 

Does this have anything to do with the nuclear issues facing the world?  Well in a tangential way it does.  The proliferation of nuclear arms, the bomb tests which were estimated to have killed some 60 million (ECRR), the commercialization of radioactive super toxins which have no method of safe storage and which inevitably get into the environment creating death deformity and evacuation zones has been considered a kind of mental illness. Perhaps someday contemporary societies will learn from indigenous cultures who have used natural and safe herbs for expansion of self awareness and empathy. It goes without saying that CafeRadLab in no way endorses the taking of illegal drugs. Rather, its a subject that is becoming popular in psychopharmacology and popular media. 

This chart shows that for a given effective dose Heroin nutmeg and alcohol bring you closeest to a fatal dose whereas marijuana and LSD are the farthest from being fatal. The margin is striking
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Posted by Jebus - 12-17-2019, 08:43 PM
That all just invoked soma in my mind...

"Brave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Largely set in a futuristic World State, inhabited by genetically modified citizens and an intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation and classical conditioning that are combined to make a dystopian society which is challenged by only a single individual"

"The novel opens in the World State city of London in AF (After Ford) 632 (AD 2540 in the Gregorian calendar), where citizens are engineered through artificial wombs and childhood indoctrination programmes into predetermined classes (or castes) based on intelligence and labour. Lenina Crowne, a hatchery worker, is popular and sexually desirable, but Bernard Marx, a psychologist, is not. He is shorter in stature than the average member of his high caste, which gives him an inferiority complex. His work with sleep-learning allows him to understand, and disapprove of, his society's methods of keeping its citizens peaceful, which includes their constant consumption of a soothing, happiness-producing drug called soma."


My take on psychedelics is that awareness of leaning into the bliss of death by poison.

Disclosure: I remember ordering shrooms from high times magazines...
Posted by Code - 12-17-2019, 05:34 PM
Wandering the halls of PubMed,  I came on an interesting figure

Over 30 million psychedelic users in the United States

To help me understand what those thirty million might be experiencing, I turned to a video from Sam Harris
Sam Harris - Navigating Psychedelics (Video Lecture)

I wondered, how many politicians and leaders have taken psychedelics, but I couldnt find any data.  

I did find this little study on political views, nature relatedness and authoritarian views.  

Multivariate linear regression analysis indicated that lifetime psychedelic use (but not lifetime cocaine use or weekly alcohol consumption) positively predicted liberal political views, openness and nature relatedness, and negatively predicted authoritarian political views, after accounting for potential confounding variables. Ego dissolution experienced during a participant's "most intense" psychedelic experience positively predicted liberal political views, openness and nature relatedness, and negatively predicted authoritarian political views

and a cautiously optimistic rationale for therapeutic use for the control and leadership class whos lack of empathy and connection to the living world is arguably one of the largest impediments toward movements away from the imminent destruction and demise of the remaining biosphere.

 "The resulting synthesis states that psychedelics work to relax high-level priors, sensitising them to liberated bottom-up information flow, which, with the right intention, care provision and context, can help guide and cultivate the revision of entrenched pathological priors."
Posted by DUDe - 12-17-2019, 03:04 PM
As long as people are healthy enough to schrug, they (the enabling majority) refuse to leave/think outside the hampsterwheel..bills to pay and all..
Posted by rthsmth - 12-17-2019, 11:28 AM

We were created
And we create
We destroy
Through the creations
of our creations,
from the creation
of ourselves,
we've spelled doom


Let them drink water...
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