GOVERNACIDE: A Mysterious Infection — and secrecy will kill us

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

2019-Apr-10

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/deadly-germs-lost-cures-a-mysterious-infection-spanning-the-globe-in-a-climate-of-secrecy/ar-BBVFPi7

Deadly germs, Lost cures: A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy

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Last May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery. A blood test revealed that he was infected with a newly discovered germ as deadly as it was mysterious. Doctors swiftly isolated him in the intensive care unit.

The germ, a fungus called Candida auris, preys on people with weakened immune systems, and it is quietly spreading across the globe. Over the last five years, it has hit a neonatal unit in Venezuela, swept through a hospital in Spain, forced a prestigious British medical center to shut down its intensive care unit, and taken root in India, Pakistan and South Africa.

Recently C. auris reached New York, New Jersey and Illinois, leading the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to add it to a list of germs deemed “urgent threats.”

The man at Mount Sinai died after 90 days in the hospital, but C. auris did not. Tests showed it was everywhere in his room, so invasive that the hospital needed special cleaning equipment and had to rip out some of the ceiling and floor tiles to eradicate it.

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Antibiotics and antifungals are both essential to combat infections in people, but antibiotics are also used widely to prevent disease in farm animals, and antifungals are also applied to prevent agricultural plants from rotting. Some scientists cite evidence that rampant use of fungicides on crops is contributing to the surge in drug-resistant fungi infecting humans.

Yet as the problem grows, it is little understood by the public — in part because the very existence of resistant infections is often cloaked in secrecy.

With bacteria and fungi alike, hospitals and local governments are reluctant to disclose outbreaks for fear of being seen as infection hubs. Even the C.D.C., under its agreement with states, is not allowed to make public the location or name of hospitals involved in outbreaks. State governments have in many cases declined to publicly share information beyond acknowledging that they have had cases.

All the while, the germs are easily spread — carried on hands and equipment inside hospitals; ferried on meat and manure-fertilized vegetables from farms; transported across borders by travelers and on exports and imports; and transferred by patients from nursing home to hospital and back.

C. auris, which infected the man at Mount Sinai, is one of dozens of dangerous bacteria and fungi that have developed resistance. Yet, like most of them, it is a threat that is virtually unknown to the public.

Other prominent strains of the fungus Candida — one of the most common causes of bloodstream infections in hospitals — have not developed significant resistance to drugs, but more than 90 percent of C. auris infections are resistant to at least one drug, and 30 percent are resistant to two or more drugs, the C.D.C. said.

Dr. Lynn Sosa, Connecticut’s deputy state epidemiologist, said she now saw C. auris as “the top” threat among resistant infections. “It’s pretty much unbeatable and difficult to identity,” she said.

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One author of the article in Mycoses, a doctor at the hospital, said in an email that the hospital did not want him to speak to journalists because it “is concerned about the public image of the hospital.”

The secrecy infuriates patient advocates, who say people have a right to know if there is an outbreak so they can decide whether to go to a hospital, particularly when dealing with a nonurgent matter, like elective surgery.

“Why the heck are we reading about an outbreak almost a year and a half later — and not have it front-page news the day after it happens?” said Dr. Kevin Kavanagh, a physician in Kentucky and board chairman of Health Watch USA, a nonprofit patient advocacy group. “You wouldn’t tolerate this at a restaurant with a food poisoning outbreak.”

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The old Irish friends and relatives used to believe that going to the hospital was a death sentence.  Maybe they weren’t completely wrong.  I used to think it was superstition; “sick people go to the hospital; sick people die; it’s the people; not the hospital”.  Now I’m not so sure. 

Again, like in the vaccine controversy, where the side effects are hidden and Big Pharma is insulated from lawsuits, the secrecy gives rise to “common sense”.  If the experts will not tell us the truth, human beings will figure it out.  

Like AIDS in the gay community, sometimes plain old ordinary dumb humans have to piece together the jigsaw puzzle.  

With vaccines, I have personally seen the ravages of polio on a strong healthy child in my cousin William.  When the polio vaccine was announced, my family lined up all their children for it.  They also convinced the neighborhood.  Skeptics were brought to visit William and they became converts.

That being said, the secrecy of the Gooferment aka CDC and FDA, along with the horror stories about autism skyrocketing, I understand parents’ reluctance to make their children “lab rats”.  Maybe, if they could trust the “medical establishment”, then the fear would be palpable.

What do we have to do to correct this situation?

  • Politicians and bureaucrats must be dragged to the discussion.  Kicking and screaming if need be.  Transparency is the order of the day.  Facts cure ignorance and fear.  Let’s admit that there is a problem.  This is America, home of the brave.  Let’s face our fears with bravery and courage. To do that we need leaders to stand up and tell the “hard facts of life”.  The world is a dangerous place; ignoring the facts makes it even more so.
  • Big Pharma has to give up the “vaccine secrecy” and the financial protection of the indemnification laws.
  • The “Medical Establishment” (i.e., doctors, hospitals, their lawyers) have to worry less about “their image” and more about effective solutions.
  • “We, The Sheeple” need to get with the program.  Don’t get your medical diagnosis from “Doctor Google” or the latest “celebrity” with a miracle cure.  Do be an informed active participant in your own medical care.  (It enrages me when I go to medical appointment and the staff is surprised when I know and have documented everything I take and why as well as all my own medical records. At the very least, people can put the prescription bottles in a zip lock and bring it with them.)

Seem simple enough to me.

Argh!

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GOVERNACIDE: Why are less than 1 percent of adverse vaccine reactions are reported to VAERS

Monday, December 10, 2018

2018-Dec-10

Manufactured Crisis — HPV, Hype and Horror
By Joseph Mercola — Mercola.com
December 10, 2018

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The HPV vaccine Gardasil was granted European license in February 2006,1 followed by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval that same year in June.2 Gardasil was controversial in the U.S. from the beginning, with vaccine safety activists questioning the quality of the clinical trials used to fast track the vaccine to licensure.3 Merck, which manufactures and distributes the HPV vaccine Gardasil, has worked with a global health group called PATH4 to get the vaccine approved worldwide.

Lauded as a silver bullet against cervical cancer, the vaccine has since wrought havoc on the lives of young girls across the world.

“Manufactured Crisis — HPV, Hype and Horror,” a film by The Alliance for Natural Health, delves into the all too often ignored dark side of this unnecessary vaccine, interviewing families whose lives have been forever altered after their young daughters suffered life-threatening or lethal side effects following Gardasil vaccination. Says Barbara Loe Fisher, president and cofounder of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC):

“The tragic story of Gardasil vaccine is one that is playing out in real time in the homes of trusting parents, who thought they were doing the right thing to try to make their daughters ‘one less,’ and in the 21st century cyberspace forum of public opinion as well as on television.”

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Considering the U.S. government’s financial interest in the sale of HPV vaccine, this is about as clear a conflict of interest as you can get, yet Markowitz was allowed to be part of the team that designed the scope and parameters of the review.

Risk Benefit Analysis

In the film, Norma Erickson, president of Sanevax, Inc., an “international HPV vaccine information clearinghouse” in Troy, Montana, points out that while the cervical cancer rate in the U.S. is 12 per 100,000, by Merck’s own admission, Gardasil may cause 2,300 serious adverse events per 100,000. 

Is it really reasonable to risk 2,300 serious adverse events — which includes sudden death — in the hopes of preventing 12 cases of cervical cancer out of 100,000?

Trial data from Merck also shows that Gardasil vaccinations may actually increase your risk of cervical cancer by 44.6 percent if you have been exposed to HPV strains 16 or 18 prior to vaccination.20 (The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has made this document inaccessible, but we’ve saved a copy of it for posterity.)

Professor Marcos Mazzuka, a pediatrician specializing in vaccine injuries in Madrid, Spain, agrees that the HPV vaccine is not safe, and is not worth the risk, as side effects are not limited to rash or fever but are severe and long-lasting.

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I don’t  believe that I am an anti-vaxxer.

I don’t like the Gooferment because it’s bought and paid for by special interests.  Its politicians and bureaucrats are not “our friends”, “our protectors”, or anything but knaves and fools.  The sooner “We, The Sheeple” recognize this the better.

I would like to see:

  • The FDA made an advisory agency
  • Vaccines immunity from legal liability repealed
  • Mandatory reporting

Time to put the Gooferment in its place.

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GOVERNACIDE: California’s Forest Fire Tragedy | Hoover Institution

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Every bit as important is the major change in the philosophy of land use management. Much of the forest land in California is now owned by the state and federal government.  These lands have proved far more vulnerable to forest fires than properties owned by private groups.  Private lands are managed with the goals of conservation and production.  The management of public lands has been buffeted by legislative schemes driven by strong ideological commitments. Writing last year, Republican Congressman Tom McClintock noted that his air inspections revealed a distressing pattern: “The [privately] managed forests are green, healthy and thriving. The neglected federal forests are densely overcrowded and often scarred by fire because we can’t even salvage the fire-killed timber while it still has value.”

Source: California’s Forest Fire Tragedy | Hoover Institution

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Private management of forest was / is far better than “public (Gooferment) (mis)management”.

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 GOVERNACIDE: South Dakota executes man convicted of killing correctional officer – Breitbart

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Oct. 29 (UPI) — South Dakota executed a man who killed a correctional officer during a failed prison escape in 2011. Rodney Berget, 56, was executed

Source: South Dakota executes man convicted of killing correctional officer – Breitbart

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Sadly, this is one of the rare instances where the “death penalty” makes sense.  Some criminal humans are too dangerous to their custodians and must be put down for everyone’s safety.  We, as a society, must do better job at protecting ourselves and our employees.

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GOVERNACIDE: Why aren’t the exit ramps equipped with tire shredders?

Friday, April 27, 2018

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5652015/Wrong-way-driver-kills-mother-one-23-fiery-crash-Duncanville-freeway.html

Drunk driver caught on video driving the wrong way down a freeway before crashing and killing mother-of-one, 23

  • A man has been charged with intoxicated manslaughter after deadly car crash
  • Guillermo Suarez, 31, was seen driving the wrong way along a Dallas freeway
  • He hit Amberly McCrae, 23, head on in a crash that killed her, destroyed her car
  • Suarez’s car was seen bursting into flames as a crowd tried to save Amberly 

By Hannah Moore For Dailymail.com
PUBLISHED: 11:41 EDT, 24 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:15 EDT, 24 April 2018

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Shocking video shows the moment an intoxicated driver speeds down a freeway on the wrong side of the road and crashes head on into a young mother, killing her.  

Guillermo Suarez, 31, was seen driving east along the west-bound side of the I-20 Freeway in Duncanville Texas on Saturday when he set off a fatal multi-car crash.

His actions took the life of Amberly McCrae, 23, who left behind her nine-month-old son Jace.

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I’ve ranted on this before. As a fat old white guy injineer, why aren’t the ramps “trapped” to get the wrong way drivers?

If parking lots can afford to do it, then why not the Gooferment roads?

What no one’s relative sells them?

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GOVERNACIDE: … “punish the innocent”?

Saturday, March 10, 2018

2018-Mar-10

http://keywestlou.com/kate-miano-1000-strong/

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I do not understand police behavior involving the recent Douglas High School shootings.

The police officer on duty did not go in the building. I would have assumed his first responsibility would have been to confront the attacker.

Two more officers appeared on the scene. They did not go in. The claim is they were told to establish a perimeter and not enter.

In the meantime, people were being killed inside. I have to believe if they did do something, some lives would have been saved. Even one would have justified their engaging the attacker.

The story gets better.

Two members of the Miramar Police Department were in the area. Both detectives, both members of the SWAT team. They immediately responded. What they did when they arrived, I do not know.

They have been suspended. They have been required to surrender their SWAT issued rifles. The reason for the chastisement: They failed to follow protocol by not getting permission from a superior prior to rushing to the scene.

Unusual circumstances call for unusual activity. Initiative becomes the order of the day. Not with the Miramar Police Department, however. The two officers are being punished for doing the right thing.

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Back in my Wall Street days, there was an oft quoted adage: “Punish the innocent; reward the guilty; and promote the uninvolved.” That’s sure sounds like “punishing the innocent” to me.

There’s no doubt that this was a great example of Gooferment “protection”.

  • Create a gun free zone and have a big soft target rich environment.
  • Ignore the many red flags REPEATEDLY.
  • The Gooferment Skrule bureaucrats don’t prosecute lawbreakers under some absurd policy about breaking the “school to prison pipeline”.
  • Local law enforcement ignoring CRIMINAL FELONY acts by the eventual mass shooter (i.e., assaults; brandishing; threats; menacing).

And the crowning achievement — the FBI TWICE ignores “tips” on a potential “mass school shooter”.

As law-abiding gun owner, why are my RIGHTS under attack?

Does anyone expect the Gooferment to protect you?

You must be delusional.

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GOVERNACIDE: The opioid “epidemic” has the Gooferment’s “fingerprints” all over it

Saturday, February 24, 2018

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-18/how-kill-300000-americans-and-get-away-it

How To Kill 300,000 Americans (And Get Away With It)
by Tyler Durden
Sun, 02/18/2018 – 11:26
Authored by Trey Goff via The Mises Institute

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If someone wanted to kill 300,000 Americans and get away with it, they could not have accomplished it more effectively than our government has accomplished it with the opioid epidemic.

If someone— let’s say good old Uncle Sam—wanted to kill 300,000 Americans, they would go about it as detailed in this step-by-step guide. This also just so happens to be precisely how our government did go about it.

Step 1 – In 1996, Uncle Sam would award a 17-year government patent monopoly to Purdue Pharma to be the exclusive supplier of OxyContin, an addictive and potentially deadly opioid painkiller. This would ensure that they had a massive multi-billion-dollar profit incentive to get as many people addicted as possible without any generic competition to keep this profit motive in check.

Step 2 – To further fuel the use of OxyContin, Uncle Sam would cover the cost of it through Medicaid and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). This would ensure that there were billions of dollars available to fund the purchase of massive quantities of the addictive and potentially deadly substance.

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Step 16 – After vast numbers of Americans had switched to injection drug use and street heroin, and were using drugs alone and unsupervised, Uncle Sam would then make the street drugs as deadly as possible.Uncle Sam would do this by “cracking down” on the supply side of heroin, knowing full well that illegal drug manufacturers would respond by making their drugs ever more potent, or finding ultra-potent additives to substitute into their street drugs to decrease the size and weight of the trafficked substance (this is known as the Iron Law of Prohibition). That would ensure that heroin was laced with fentanyl (a substance 100 times more potent than morphine) and that eventually fentanyl was replaced by the even more potent carfentanil (a substance 10,000 times more powerful than morphine). Uncle Sam would then ban drug checking under drug paraphernalia laws, ensuring users had no idea if the substance they were about to use was laced with fentanyl. With each increase in potency and adulteration, the death rate would continue to climb higher, and higher, and higher.

There you have it: the perfect guide to killing at least 300,000 people and getting away with it. It is an absolute tragedy that this also happens to be the precise course of action the US government has taken over the past few decades to create this perfect storm of addiction and death.

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This is just Yet Another Example of “Gooferment creates a problem, “fixes it”, and creates new / worse problems; that in turn makes new problems that “only” the Gooferment can fix”!

When will “We, The Sheeple” learn that the Gooferment — at any level — doesn’t care about problems or “Unintended Consequences”.

Easy answer, end the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs” and treat drug addiction as a MEDICAL problem; not a legal one.

Argh!

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