Science based analysis of the North American health care system
Category: “FORBIDDEN THERAPIES” — CUTTING-EDGE HEALTH CARE PARADIGMS
The US system is improperly called “health care.” It is NOT THAT at all. The general business model of mainstream medicine is to NEVER, EVER, allow the word “cure” to be used. Why? “Curing” someone takes them out of the “returning patient” roles. The whole mainstream system is based on “disease maintenance,” not making the patient healthy – and THAT is just plain wrong.
Here you will find a list of worthwhile options to mainstream health and dental care. Every one of these therapies has been attacked by some official or quasi-official organization. Why? They are successfully used in other places on Planet Earth, are generally cheaper, more cost-effective, much more successful, and considerably safer, than drugs, surgery, and certainly “chemotherapy” for cancer. In short, this stuff works – and represents REAL “health care.”
But, since the US FDA is a revolving-door of employees with the FDA, enriching former FDA employees – you get the idea…
I believe the pharmaceutical companies are best described as a criminal cabal which have inflicted unbelievable suffering on humanity.
However, I’m not sure my cheerful approach will carry the day. Which begs the question, how do we win?
For several months I have become convinced that something BIG is happening behind the scenes. And it’s going to be GREAT for all of us. It is best described as soft disclosures, rather than HARD DISCLOSURES ABOUT EVIL AND CORRUPTION.
Here are five stories from the past two weeks which highlight what I think is a growing trend of soft disclosures about how we really get to good health.
Opinion by “Deplorable”Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
Those of us who recognize Main Stream Media (MSM) as total elitist slime propagation know that there are places on the internet where you can get a glimpse of Planet Earth’s reality. The biggest source, of course, is what is called alternative media.
However, over the years, there has developed a different level of information – one that requires an introduction to those on the internet that, because, of their knowledge, SCARE the powers-that-be – like the group called “Anonymous…” It is there that websites like 4chan have developed. 4chan is completely anonymous.
On 4chan, there, hidden people talk, and it becomes quickly obvious that many of those hold VERY INSIDER positions of power in the United States government – and they speak of “what-is-really-going-on behind the scenes. “Liberals” are VERY MUCH NOT liking what is being written there – for they talk of pedophiles, and arrests to be made. They speak of what really happened in the Las Vegas shootings.
We also know that when we talk about “Medical Boards,” we’re really talking about the stalking horses for pharma. These are where the great battles are truly fought, among relatively small groups of people, having an enormous impact on the rest of us. The good things are killed in the dark, away from the prying eyes of the public.
From the work I did covering the Autism Omnibus Hearings, and my later work detailed in the book, INOCULATED: How Science Lost its Soul in Autism, it’s clear that if the CDC whistle-blower, Dr. William Thompson had just a little more courage, or if Dr. Frank De Stefano or the head of the CDC at that time, Dr. Julie Gerberding were really interested in public health, we would be living in a completely different world with much more hope for our children.
That’s why the recent news that Dr. Mark Geier, one of the truly courageous people involved in the Autism Omnibus Hearing who was unfairly sidelined, had won a $2.5 million dollar suit against the Maryland Board of Physicians, is so deeply satisfying.
As reported in The Washington Post, ““But the regulators who stripped Geier’s credentials are now in the hot seat, ordered to each personally pay tens of thousands of dollars in damages by a judge who says the board abused its power in an attempt to humiliate the doctor and his family.” (“Regulators Who Targeted Anti-Vaccine Doctor May Pay Million for Humiliating Him,” By Fenit Nirappil, The Washington Post, February 3, 2018)
That’s really got to annoy the “skeptics,” or the pharma-mafia cheiftans like Dr. Paul Offit or Tony Faucci. They never liked lawyers to begin with, which is why people like them spear-headed the removal of lawyers from vaccine liability with the passage of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act.
But justice is slowly finding its way back. Just ask all those sexually harassing Congressmen who are suddenly deciding not to run for re-election because they want to “spend more time with their families.” If you believe that explanation I’ve got a story to tell you about the Easter Bunny laying candy eggs.
How hard did the judge slap the Maryland Board of Physicians?
“But Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Ronald B. Rubin sided with the Geiers, awarding them $2.5 million in damages. He called the order a significant breach of medical privacy and accused the board and its staff of failing to preserve emails related to the case and pleading ignorance about the order on the witness stand.”
“If their testimony were to be believed, which the court does not, it is the worst case of collective amnesia in the history of the Maryland government and on par with the collective memory failure on display at the Watergate hearings,” Rubin wrote in a December opinion.
“He ordered 14 board appointees, the board’s lead attorney and the lead investigator on the Geier case to pay half of the damages out of their own pockets, between $10,000 and $200,000 apiece, depending on their net worth.”
By Kent Heckenlively, JD (Banned by the Commonwealth Club of California in 2015, Australia in 2017, and shadow-banned by Facebook in 2018.)
The Trump administration has now gone through two DHHS top people in a single year. First, there was former Georgia Congressman DHHS head Tom Price, who was fired for taking rides on private pharma jets. Then next CDC director, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, resigned after it came to light she had purchased tobacco, pharmaceutical and food stocks after taking her new position.
Just when you think people have exhausted all the ways in which they can be stupid, they surprise you. (Fitzgerald has been in job since July. Her defense is she couldn’t divest quickly enough to satisfy regulators. Hasn’t she ever heard of Scottrade?)
At the BolenReport we were hopeful, for different reasons, for both of these picks. That hope has been spectacularly unfulfilled. The tentacles of the swamp appear to be surprisingly strong.
President Trump should make a bold pick and choose Robert Kennedy, Jr. to be the new director of the CDC.
Or, Are The “Skeptics” Manipulating Easily Tricked FaceBook Algorithms and Staff?
It Is Time We Did Something…
Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
Everyone I know is complaining about FaceBook. It simply is NOT the same FaceBook we all knew and loved. It is NOT friendly any more. It is like living next to a bad neighbor that always, and in every way, finds fault.
The Anti-Vaxxer Community is HUGE, and it is spread all across Social Media. It makes up a very large portion of FaceBook society. There are so many separate groups discussing details of the dangers of vaccines, and the policies therein, it is mind-boggling.
So, why, we have to ask, would FaceBook be so dumb as to mess with that situation? Good question. But, they do.
Or do they?
Is FaceBook, itself, being manipulated?
Very possibly. We do know, for instance, that Wikipedia’s Health Care offering is a total loss – that it is COMPLETELY controlled by the ten-million-dollar-per-year-in-funding “skeptic” bag-of-losers menagerie. So, why wouldn’t they make a try for control of FaceBook?
Confidential sources tell me that, in fact, the “skeptics” ARE in the process of attempting to control FaceBook – and their “Plan of Action,” manipulating the FaceBook algorithm,has been described to me. I am told that those same “skeptics” have acquired the services of two HIGH LEVEL FaceBook engineers to help them with their nefarious plans. I have been shown proof of that. Anti-Vaxxers are paying attention.
Manipulating the FaceBook algorithm…
Yes, we all know there is a “liberal bent” to those working in Social Media. We also know that liberals, as a unit, DO NOT believe in the US First Amendment. They believe that Free Speech ONLY applies to them, used in a setting that ONLY THEY approve of – and to them that First amendment NEVER applies to anyone that disagrees with them. Look at Berkeley – the so-called “Liberal Bastion of Free Speech.”
Project Veritas, recently, released a blockbuster video DOCUMENTING the bragging of Twitter employees detailing the exact mechanisms they use to block Conservative messaging on Twitter – also claiming that FaceBook and Google were far better at blocking those Conservatives.
You will find Social Media engineers at Twitter bragging about how they control online content. As Project Veritas’s James O’Keefe says of Twitter in the video…
“Its culture behind closed doors is one of blatant censorship, systematic bias, and political targeting. While many suspected this was the case, today we present the proof, out of their own Twitter mouths…”
This video clearly shows how “Insiders”at a Social Media can manipulate the system according to their own bias…
But, can “Outsiders” Manipulate the FaceBook algorithm?
There are training sessions on how to do exactly that…
(Deep behind the health freedom lines in Occupied California where you can choose your gender, and you DO NOT have to be a US citizen to vote, but your kids MUST be vaccinated?)
After fifteen years as an activist, this may be my most controversial article EVER. Those on the right may hate what I have to say. Those on the left may hate what I have to say. But this is about being REAL.
Before you criticize what I say, I want you to THINK. This is about fighting under a banner of principle, rather than Party.
Something NEW Happened…
On Friday, January 26, 2018 the Trump Administration published in the Federal Register it’s proposed guidelines regarding “Conscience Rights in Health Care.” (It’s 51 pages long! I read it so YOU don’t have to!
And it is BRILLIANT. Brilliant in a way I could never have imagined because it allies us with powerful forces and makes us bullet-proof. Those who argue against it will sound like fascists. (Which is exactly what they are.)
Since I published my article claiming that the new Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom at Health and Human Services is the PERFECT vehicle to challenge mandatory vaccines (and read by more than 130,000 people) I have been besieged by people asking if I really believed it.
But now I have PROOF I was on the right track!!
Now you have to get off your ass and help me (and yourself).
I have come into possession of an email from somebody who has met with the new director, Roger Severino, formerly of the Heritage Foundation, and the answer is an UNDENIABLE YES!!! I have put in italics the section from the person who MET with Severino, and in bold the call to action from the lovely person who sent me the email.
“The new director of this civil rights section at HHS is Roger Severino. He came to our meeting yesterday morning and briefed us on the new release. Severino was formerly with the Heritage Foundation.
He mentioned some very interesting points. One point that stuck to me was this: In the past it was always necessary to go to Congress if you did not like an agency regulation. With this new administration things have changed. One can go directly to the agency and file a complaint, and his staff will take it up and handle it. He recommended religious groups who are experiencing problems file complaints with HHS. He said they have the power to change regulations.
Following his talk I met with Severino personally and asked him about the mandatory requirements for kids to have the full battery of vaccinations in California, and that they were not granting religious exemptions.
I told him that a friend of mine had just moved her entire family to Utah, as she refused to have her kids do the full battery. He was very interested, knew a bit about it and said that his office was looking into it, and that the person should file a formal complaint. In this way the machinery to do something could be activated.
I think we should encourage everyone we know, who has experienced discrimination because of a refusal to vaccinate, or an invalidation of their religious or personal belief exemption (fits under “conscience”), or an inability to file a religious or personal belief exemption, or difficulty in having the exemption accepted, to file a report with the new HHS Office for Civil Rights. Flood the office, and let them see how widespread the discrimination is!! It’s happening, in varying degrees, in every state. Let the Feds know how widespread this religious and personal belief discrimination is, so they can change it!
I’m getting so many things right these days I should go out and buy a lottery ticket!
Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
There is NO question in my mind that the US anti-vaccine movement elected Donald Trump president of the United States November 8th, 2016. We did…
The US Vaccine issue is VERY important. The damage ALREADY done to American society is significant. Autism is undeniable – the science is on our side. There is no doubt in my mind that the entire generation of Americans known as “The Millenials” are, as a group, vaccine-damaged. We can see the signs in their development and actions.
During presidential election 2016, the objection to “Mandatory Vaccines” was the unifying argument.
But, in reality, the more important of the two words in “Mandatory Vaccines” was “Mandatory,” rather than “Vaccines,” but not by much.
“Hillary” made it clear, in grandiose sneering terms, that EVERY man, woman, and child in the United States was going to be required to be vaccinated according to the CDC recommended schedule – 72 vaccines for children from 0 to 18 years, and 96 vaccines (so far) for adults.
“Donald,” on the other hand, had his picture taken with Andy Wakefield MD, and had a meeting with Bobby Kennedy Jr about a “Vaccine Commission”, sending the liberal (Big Pharma funded) media into schizoid frenzies – and Americans to the voting booths with clear choices.
But, although Vaccines were the tool, they weren’t the real argument…
The recent establishment by President Trump of a DIVISION at Health and Human Services dedicated to “Conscience and Religious Freedom” gives us a vehicle to smash vaccine mandates which run counter to the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
I suggest that whatever your issue (or if you simply want to complain, you go to the site) and make your concerns known.
How to File a Complaint…
There are three quick questions at the beginning, and I encourage you to answer them in whatever way your conscience allows. (My own opinion is that the questions are poorly worded if the true intention is to determine the level of civil rights abuses being conducted against conscience and religious beliefs.)
For example, in the press conference announcing the new division of HHS they repeatedly brought up the issue of Catholic nuns who had been forced to purchase birth control under ObamaCare. I’m pretty sure the nuns would have listed GOD as their employer, rather than any part of the state and local government.
I think we need to BOMBARD this site with complaints about California’s mandatory vaccine law, the problem of nurses who are being fired for refusing the flu vaccine or need to be masked, and the actions of pediatricians in refusing to serve the children of parents who alter or decline the vaccination schedule.
Here is a simple fact of which you need to be aware…
I never imagined Forbes magazine would become so corrupted by Big Pharma money that they turned anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, and anti-conscience.
Let me be completely clear about my economic views. I am a fire-breathing capitalist. I believe the free enterprise system has been the greatest wealth-creator in human history and an undeniable force for good.
However, power does not mean principle, and as I ask others to examine their conscience regarding troubling issues, I cannot stay quiet when a publication I once revered has become so corrupt that it threatens human freedom. Powerful forces in society need guardians. The press used to be one of them. It appears Forbes has become nothing more than a reckless pharma cheerleader.
It’s not the differences with your allies which should worry you, but the DESTRUCTION your common enemy has planned for everybody who is even remotely on your side.
With the establishment on Thursday of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division in the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights, Trump has laid the groundwork to smash every single vaccine mandate as well as turn BIG PHARMA into little pharma.
Don’t think this new division of Conscience and Religious Freedom at HHS is a big deal?
THINK AGAIN. It gives many different groups a BIG TENT under which to fight. I think it is time that Christians and Libertarians, and people of other religious faiths realize that we have a COMMON INTEREST in fighting against a FASCIST HEALTH ESTABLISHMENT.
Yes, we should protect Catholic nuns who don’t want to buy an insurance plan that provides for birth control. And we should protect nurses who don’t want to take part in abortions. And we should protect those who do not want vaccines with aborted human tissue injected into their children, Muslims and Orthodox Jews who do not want vaccines with pig products, vegans who do not want vaccines made with ANY animal products, or the conscientious parent who does their own research and comes to the conclusion that ALL VACCINES ARE A REALLY BAD IDEA.
Is it clear by this time I believe all of you are capable of coming to your own conclusions about vaccines? I have my own opinion and I am happy to share, but I will not impose my will upon any other person.
“Now that he’s got the Deep State on defense, he should press his advantage by fulfilling his promises that gained him cross-party support that helped get him elected. He must move forward with his promise of appointing Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to lead a Vaccine Safety Commission.” – Roger Stone, former head of the Trump Campaign and long-time friend of the President in “Stone Cold Truth.”
I had hoped after taking on his enemies in the media (90% negative in the first year), the Deep State (“You take on the intelligence agencies, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” – Senator Chuck Schumer), and all of the other members of the republican and democratic swamp, President Trump (aka: very stable genius) would take up the mantle of truth regarding vaccine injury.
I believe that moment is close at hand. I have listened to Roger Stone enough on InfoWars to know that if he starts talking about something, it will eventually get to the President’s attention. (Thanks also to Alex Jones who in recent weeks has said Trump’s two unfulfilled promises are Afghanistan and vaccines.)
I have no independent way of knowing this, but I suspect the President ALREADY knows what Stone will say and HAS APPROVED it as a way of telegraphing to his supporters what is going to come next.
Although I have been mentioned on Infowars (thanks to the kind efforts of Ralph Fucetola and David Knight) I have not yet appeared on it. However, I believe that all of the necessary efforts to reach the truth are being taken behind the scenes at Infowars and I applaud them for it.
(Yes, I know Facebook will try to block this post. In the past an article like this would easily get more than 5,000 Facebook shares. Now it will probably get less than 50. Don’t worry, Facebook, we’re setting traps for you. Oh, we have such beautiful days ahead of us!!!!)
It’s almost as if I was talking directly to Roger Stone, since he’s saying things I would tell him to say. (“President Trump Should Keep His Promise on Vaccine Safety,” Stone Cold Truth, January 16, 2018) After all, we have both released books with Skyhorse Publishing, so maybe we met at one of those author parties and struck up a close friendship. That would partially explain why I’m such a snappy dresser!
I believe there are three important efforts which can save humanity in 2018 and lead to a bright and glorious future for all of us…
By Kent Heckenlively, JD – (Banned by Commonwealth Club of California in 2015 and Banned by Australia in 2017. Who will ban me in 2018?)
Call it the Heckenlively Battle Plan of 2018…
Provided by your friendly neighborhood health savior of humanity.
The first effort is one spearheaded by me, well-known consumer attorney Ralph Fucetola, and Dr. Rima Laibow of the Natural Solutions Foundation. It is a petition filed under the Administrative Procedures Act calling for a Five-Year Moratorium on Childhood Vaccines until the problems with the current vaccine schedule can be addressed.
To put it simply, how did we get to the current vaccine schedule? The answer is that many government agencies have violated the law, especially regarding the safety of the schedule.
Because government agencies did not perform the required safety testing, there can be no true informed consent. It’s a simple idea. If the research hasn’t been done to determine safety risks, you cannot in good conscience give these vaccines to children.
The petition asks for the following four actions to be taken:
ONE: Impose a five-year moratorium on all childhood vaccines from birth to age eighteen, with “not for Childhood Vaccination” placed on all vaccine labels by suspending the existing vaccine approvals to minors.
TWO: Suspend (pending repeal) the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act and return vaccine injuries to the Constitutionally-mandated, traditional civil justice system.
THREE: Perform large scale studies of vaccinated and un-vaccinated children.
FOUR: Ban direct pharmaceutical advertising to consumers and allow such advertising only to medical professionals.
The petition is a unique vehicle for pursuing these aims because the federal government is legally required to respond by the end of January 2018. Whether they do respond to us or not, our group of professionals will then have legal standing to continue to bring these actions against the federal government.
We intend to pursue this action until the government admits they did not follow their own procedures, calls for a moratorium, and conducts the required research. I believe that will begin to cause the collapse of this house of cards which has allowed our children and society to be harmed for decades.
The second effort which I believe is worthy of your support is led by Robert Kennedy, Jr. and his World Mercury Project. In 2017 Kennedy launched an Indigogo campaign to raise money for an effort called “6 Steps to Vaccine Safety.” The campaign had a goal of raising $50,000 for the effort and raised $56,422. I was happy to donate to this effort.
These are the six steps Robert Kennedy, Jr. believes will lead to a safer vaccine program:
I used to think I had a pretty dark view of the world. Pharmaceutical companies were pushing dangerous vaccines, causing the autism epidemic as well as other neurological and behavioral problems in kids. And since that was my view it made sense that the same forces were driving cancer rates up in kids, dementia in the senior population, and genetically-modified (GMO) foods were probably also part of the problem. I could also support those who questioned factory-farming of animals and the effects of wireless frequencies which were essential for our cell phones.
But lately there’s been a whole new level of conspiracy and I’m just trying to keep up.
Las Vegas Shooting – Did Stephen Paddock, a middle-aged rich white guy with no history of violence, suddenly snap and commit the greatest mass shooting in US history since Wounded Knee? Or was it a failed assassination attempt on the Saudi Crown Prince who had concluded a deal with President Trump to go after Islamic terror? I have no idea. Although it does sound kind of suspicious that we’re not going to hear anything about Stephen Paddock’s true motives for nearly a year. And what about those other people who claim there were other shooters? Where are the answers?
Russia-Gate – This genuinely makes my brain hurt. Russia wanted to hack the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign and hand those over to Wiki-Leaks, who in turn would publish them to help Donald Trump? This is the conspiracy theory the mainstream media is pushing. Yes, because that evil Donald Trump wanted to push corporate tax cuts and that would help Russia . . . because . . .?
Uranium One – But wait! Maybe there is a Russia collusion story, but it’s on the Democratic side. In return for Russian entities giving millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, the Russians would get 20% of our uranium supply. Okay, at least that theory has some sort of crazy logic. Might be bat-shit crazy for all I know, but at least it has some sort of narrative sense.
In George Orwell’s classic novel, 1984, the main character, Winston Smith, works for the “Ministry of Truth” in a future authoritarian society.
On the outside wall of the ministry are plastered the three slogans of the Party: “WAR IS PEACE,” ‘FREEDOM IS SLAVERY,” and “IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH!”
This description of an authoritarian organization which seeks to impose its will despite its many failings seems a particularly apt description of our current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). President Trump appears to have fired the first salvo against this corrupt institution.
According to an article from The Washington Post on December 15, 2017, President Trump has instructed the CDC to stop using the words “evidence-based” and “science-based.” (CDC Gets List of Forbidden Words, by Lena Sun and Juliet Ellperin)
It’s about damned time!
The words “evidence-based” and “science-based” are nothing less than the deliberate twisting of language to stifle free inquiry. They are like corrupt priests who claim that “only they” know the will of the Almighty. The Mandarins of the CDC should probably start packing their bags and find a new location for their brand of openness like the recently dismembered ISIS caliphate in Iraq and Syria.
Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
US Health Care CANNOT be fixed without reining in Big Pharma. Trump is well on the way to doing just that. We only have to look at what Donald recently did to the “Opioid Drug”, and the “Generic Drug” Industries to see EXACTLY where he is headed – drug company leaders are going to jail, and their greed schemes destroyed..
The new US Health Care situation will be moving from a total dependence on drugs (there is a drug for every ill…) to something totally different – a system where health professionals ACTUALLY listen to the patient to find out what EXACTLY is causing their problems rather than simply prescribing some overly-expensive drug to mask the symptoms, but not solve the problems.
I will show you EXACTLY what this means to Americans just below.
In short, Trump is going to abandon the existing “Official” system (Five Minute Medicine) and bring in one that actually works…
Let’s look at it…
There are two kinds of health care available in the United States – (a) Conventional – the one insurance pays for, and except for Emergency Room Services, isn’t worth the powder to blow it to hell, and (b) Underground Medicine – that which smart and rich people pay for – and it actually works.
What Trump is going to do is DUMP the “Conventional” system and make the “Underground Medicine” system “Official.“
Like the rest of the normal world, male and female, I have been disgusted by the revelations of sexual harassment, rape, and even worse by members of the Hollywood elite and members of Congress. I honestly don’t know how deep the rabbit hole goes, or whether I’m chasing a white rabbit or a snipe, but I’m rapidly losing the ability to be surprised.
The movie producer who was thanked more often than God at the Oscars in recent years was forcing women to watch him in the shower while he played with himself? That’s really a thing? As a middle-aged man I thought I’d heard everything, but let me pause for a moment to vomit.
Congress keeps coming up with even more insane rules on how to run our lives, but yet they have a secret court and slush fund to silence the victims of sexual harassment by members of Congress? Again, let me pause for a moment to vomit.
I thought after fifteen years of the vaccine-autism wars I’d built up an immunity to be surprised by this level of corruption. Apparently, I am still at risk for shock.
But why should I be surprised by this level of sexual corruption when so many have remained quiet about their own experiences with vaccine injury?
Yes, I am venturing again into that dangerous territory which gets even some of our most highly valued activists angry at me.
As in the well-known public celebrities, doctors, scientists, politicians, or even insanely rich people who don’t want their friends to know they have a family member who suffered a vaccine injury.
I really don’t get the disconnect. If there was newscaster who did a story about drunk driving, and he mentioned his sister was killed by a drunk-driver, nobody would call him an anti-alcohol zealot. That would simply be GOOD JOURNALISM which requires that if you have a CONNECTION to the story you are covering, it is PROPER JOURNALISTIC PRACTICE to disclose the connection.
I would appreciate it in the future if I was not called up and yelled at by certain people for pointing out this very basic fact.
Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
We all watched the drama unfolding over the FAILED so-called Repeal of ObamaCare by the Republican Party majority in Congress. As our Donald pointed out to Republicans “You claimed for seven years to want to get rid of ObamaCare. When you got the chance to do it, you blew it…”
Of course, the fact that “399 of 435 US Representatives, and 97 of 100 US Senators WALLOW in 2016 election cycle Big Pharma cash” ABSOLUTELY had something to do with that LACK OF PRODUCTIVE ACTIVITY.
“As president Trump says of Big Pharma: “They contribute massive amounts of money to political people,” Trump said during an impromptu news conference, turning to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who was standing to his side. “I don’t know, Mitch, maybe even to you.”
It is VERY clear to everyone in the United States that Big Pharma has to go in order to get a REAL health care system in the US.
So, what did Trump do?
He went to the States and got the individual State Attorney Generals to sue, and criminally prosecute, specific segments of Big Pharma (Opioid, and Generics) sending a STRONG message to Big Pharma. The message – there is a new Sheriff in town.
Did Big Pharma listen? Nope. They called their buddy Mitch McConnell and gave him his marching orders – telling him to frustrate Donald at every turn – to let Donald know “Who is really boss in Washington DC.”
Linus Pauling discovered, and patented, a Vitamin C cure for heart disease – that works.
But the Obama-Nation’s “HOLDOVER FDA” won’t let the Vitamin C Foundation, OR ANYONE ELSE, tell you about it…
EVERYTHING that competes for Big Pharma dollars is blocked…
And THAT is Just Plain WRONG…
Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
The United States Supreme Court has said of the FDA:
“Bans against truthful, nonmisleading commercial speech . . . usually rest solely on the offensive assumption that the public will respond “irrationally” to the truth. The First Amendment directs us to be especially skeptical of regulations that seek to keep people in the dark for what the government perceives to be their own good.”
In the same Supreme Court decision
“The Court further admonished the agency to quit trying to protect favored markets by suppressing information.”
Despite that situation rogue elements of the FDA continue:
“to protect favored markets by suppressing information.”
“George Washington cut down one tree. Bureaucrats in Washington, DC, are trying to pull up the whole orchard. On October 17, 2005, letters went out from the Food and Drug Administration warning cherry purveyors that they had better quit telling people that cherries have health benefits or dire things are going to happen. The lucky recipients were warned that it’s illegal to say things like, “The same chemicals that give tart cherries their color may relieve pain better than aspirin and ibuprofen.” estimonials such as “I no longer take any drugs!” had better cease-or else.”
The Cherry article went on to point out that:
“Incredible as it seems, part of the information on cherries that the FDA wants to censor was funded by a different governmental agency. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave the cherry industry a $141,210 grant to investigate the health benefits of cherries so the industry could increase its sales. Tom Dorr, special assistant to the Secretary of the USDA, had high hopes when he handed over the funds that were used to explore the nutritional and nutraceutical aspects of the berry, enthusing that cherry growers “know how to best develop new markets for the cherry industry.”
The FDA does not want the cherry industry to tell people that recent studies show that cherries contain substances that are potentially 10 times stronger than aspirin or ibuprofen for relieving pain. It does not want the public to know that substances in cherries may kill cancer cells and prevent cancer. It makes no difference whether these statements are true. What’s important is that the public not be told that a natural substance (cherries) has been shown to work as well as or better than an unnatural one (ibuprofen). Only drugs, according to the FDA’s legal doctrine, can prevent, treat, mitigate, or cure disease. If something does those things, it’s a drug. And if it’s a drug, it has to be tested for its ability to do those things. In this double-speak world, no natural substance can do anything significant against disease-that is, unless it undergoes testing as a drug. Attempts at slaying this many-headed monster of convoluted truths have only made it grow new heads.”
We Are NEVER Going to Have a Real Health Care situation in America Until We STOP This FDA Activity…
Advertising Age, a magazine which bills itself as the “leading global source of news, intelligence and conversation for marketing and media communities” estimates the pharmaceutical industry spent $9.7 billion dollars in 2016 marketing their products, with the lion’s share, 55.7%, going to television advertising. (October 17, 2016) That’s $5.4 billion dollars of advertising on your television screens EVERY YEAR.
By contrast, our recent Presidential election, looks like a pauper…
According to Bloomberg News (December 9, 2016), Hillary Clinton spent $1.191 billion dollars, while Donald Trump spent $646.8 million dollars for a grand total of $1.837.8 billion dollars to determine the leader of the free world for the next four years.
Assuming things just remain level with pharma advertising, that’s $38.8 billion dollars for the next four years, or TWENTY-ONE TIMES THE AMOUNT SPENT TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
You might reasonably ask, who is control of America?
Okay, so that’s the media. What about Congress? I recommend a web-site called Open Secrets which looks at donations to Congress. According to Open Secrets, in 2016 the pharmaceutical industry reported lobbying expenses to Congress of more than $246 million dollars. ($246,333,814) The closest competitor was the insurance industry with nearly $153 million dollars. ($152,980,996) The left’s favorite bogeyman, the oil and gas industry are practically in the cheap seats with just under $120 million dollars in lobbying expenses. ($119,229,657)
Pharma funds the “right people” in Congress as well…
According to Open Secrets, the top member of Congress for pharmaceutical money was Senator Orrin Hatch (R) Utah, who got $310,199. Hatch is the longest serving Republican in the Senate and is currently President Pro Tempore of the body. Coming in at #3 is Congressman Paul Ryan (R) Wisconsin, Speaker of the House, who got $237,195 in donations. Coming in at #6 is Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R) California, Majority Leader of the House, with $125,500.
I’ve never said that Pharma money was stupid. Evil, yes. Stupid, no.