For Quackbuster’s NCAHF – It’s All Over But The Shouting…

The Quackbuster Flagship sank today.  A Three Judge California Appeals Court broad-sided it.  Let’s all go watch it slide under the waves.  Bring a bottle of wine and some paper cups.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

We already know that the quackbusters have ZERO credibility with the American court system.   So it’s not going to be a surprise to anyone that the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF), today, lost the decision they appealed over the case called “NCAHF v. Botanical laboratories, et al.”

Here are the the Three Judge Panel’s words… Continue reading For Quackbuster’s NCAHF – It’s All Over But The Shouting…

State of Wisconsin Mauling Quackbusters…

Things are not going well for the quackpot menace.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

The Reedsburg Independent newspaper ran an article last Thursday quoting from a joint press release from Senator Dale Schultz, and Representative Sheryl Albers from the Third District of the Wisconsin legislature. You can read the whole article by clicking here. But here’s a sample: Continue reading State of Wisconsin Mauling Quackbusters…

Quackpot Baratz goes on trial in Wisconsin July 14th, 2003…

It won’t be long now…

Soon we’ll get to see the President of the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF) crying his eyes out in a courtroom again.   Whimpering, and stuttering, his way through “expert testimony” (I have a video tape) last October 2002 in Wisconsin, Robert S.Baratz MD, DDS. PhD., broke into crocodile tears, snuffling out “I was a paper boy at eight and a half years old.  Then I was a boy scout (sniff, sniff).  Then I got the order of the arrow (snuffle, snort),”  Baratz did everything but wet his pants when confronted about his expertise, and his credibility. Continue reading Quackpot Baratz goes on trial in Wisconsin July 14th, 2003…

Quackpot Barrett Crushed in Federal Court – Again..

Some people never learn.  Stephen Barrett (quackwatch.com) seems to be one of those.

Despite loss after loss, and humiliation on top of humiliation, self styled quackbuster Stephen Barrett trudges on to the next embarrassment.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

Like a bug in the fast lane,  Barrett is doomed to be wiped off the windshield of the North American Health Freedom Movement time after time, I guess. Continue reading Quackpot Barrett Crushed in Federal Court – Again..

California Appeals Court BLUDGEONS Quackbusters…

A California Appeals Court, yesterday, April 22, 2003, bludgeoned the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF), and their whole argument about what constitutes good and bad health care.  

The quackbuster’s operating theme, the argument they use against alternative proponents, came under a major American Court’s scrutiny.  The Court, basically, in their decision, said the the quackbuster’s arguments were hogwash, and they had no business meddling in California’s system.

The Court also declared that top quackbusters Stephen Barrett (quackwatch.com), and Wallace Sampson MD (Scientific Review of Alternative and Aberrant Medicine)  “were found to be biased and unworthy of credibility.”  

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

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Hell Hath No Fury Like a Quackbuster Scorned…

It’s tough being a quackbuster these days. They get no respect. Why should they?  

The North American public has identified the true intent of the stumbling, bumbling mini-cult that years ago, pompously paraded itself across North America as “The Quackbusters.”  Now, most places, they’re a joke.  And, they don’t seem to like that…

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Health Care in North America – The Real Issue is “Suppression.”

Let’s talk about my friend, and health activist, Ed McCabe…  A man with answers.

Every day we read articles about how bad the health care system is in the United States.  Those articles are all frighteningly true.  It’s an American scandal.  Things are so bad, Americans are learning to take care of themselves rather than risk seeing a doctor, or going to a hospital.

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Quackbuster Removed From California State Job…

A large slice of the United States population relies on Medicare, and medical insurance, to provide them with health care.. That’s a problem – a big one… Because, if you’re unfortunate enough to have to rely on Medicare – you’re relying on practices and procedures FIFTEEN YEARS OUT OF DATE. In the case of Medical Insurance – probably TEN YEARS OUT OF DATE.

Who wants that?

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Quackbusters Massively Crushed in California Court…

This story is a belly laugh – unless, of course you’re a quackbuster…  Then, maybe it’s not so funny.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

December 12th, 2003 was the day when a Rancho Cucamonga, California, jury of twelve delivered their verdict in a trial called Hendricksen vs. Metabolife.  The Judge was Jeffrey King, who was conducting his last trial before he was appointed to the California Appeals Court bench.

The trial had taken six weeks –  30 full days of trial.  In the end, it was no contest.  The jury voted in favor of the defendant, Metabolife.

On the plaintiff’s side was the quackbuster’s favorite attorney Christopher Grell from Oakland, California.  On the defendant’s side were competent, thoughtful, attorneys with social conscience, who cared about their clients and the people of California. Continue reading Quackbusters Massively Crushed in California Court…

Tommy Thompson sides with “Health Freedom” on MAJOR issue…

I’ve got the BIGGEST story in North American Health Freedom, EVER.  Here it is.

The conventional medicine stranglehold on health care has been broken – period.  It was done in Health & Human Services Director Tommy Thompson’s office on January 16th, 2003 when Thompson SIGNED the approvals to use a new billing code system called ABC Codes in HIPAA transactions.

I told you the Bush administration was on the side of “health” before.  Some of you doubted.  Here’s another example…

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New England Journal of Medicine Hammers Chemo, Applauds Alternative Cancer Therapy…

Times are a-changin’ in the US Health community.  Who would have believed that the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine would APPLAUD an Alternative Cancer Therapy, and in the same article, BLAST chemotherapy, as worthless. 

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Bush Administration Embraces “Health”…

The whole premise of the “quackbuster” movement has been destroyed by the Bush Administration.  It’s over for Stephen Barrett and company.

Below is a press release from our friend in Washington, attorney and health activist, Jonathan Emord.  It is self-explanatory.  The decision described is far reaching.  It means, simply, that in the war between Health and Medicine in the US, the Bush Administration has sided with “Health.”

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Hell Burns a Little Brighter This Week…

Self-styled quackbuster, and anti-health manipulator, Victor Herbert died of Cancer November 19th, 2002.  Herbert, described by many in the Health Freedom Movement as “a raving maniac” hasn’t been seen much in the last few years.  Herbert had obtained notoriety among the quackbuster rank and file for his literal SCREAMING attacks, in public, against anything, and anybody, engaged in Alternative Medicine.

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The Public Humiliation of One of Barrett’s Parrotts – by a Federal Judge…

Quackbuster propagandist, failed MD Stephen Barrett, lost his very first court case suing one of his critics in US Federal court last week.  It was a belly laugh.  Barrett, who sues easily those disagreeing with his opinions vouchsafed on his ludicrous website www.quackwatch.com, has never had to, actually, go to trial before.  Finally, when he did, he got literally thrashed.  This was the case where the tire met the road.

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Homeopathy – A Success Story for 2002…

It wasn’t that long ago that top Quackbusters (quackpots) Stephen Barrett and Bobbie Baratz used the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF) to sue fifteen Homeopathic product manufacturers, in California, absurdly claiming that “since Homeopathy has never been scientifically proven, it was health fraud.”  The quackpot presentation, in those lawsuits, was so poor, their arguments so asinine, it left Los Angeles Superior Court Judges almost rolling on the floor with laughter.

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Governor Signs New California Health Freedom Bill –  State Now “Wide Open.”

Today, September 24, 2002, is a very important date in Health Freedom History.  For today, California Governor Gray Davis signed into law the most important Health Freedom bill in world history – California SB 577.

The paragraph below contains PART of the language in the bill.  For Californians, section (c), below makes health care “wide open.”  Naturopaths, Homeopaths, Nutritionists, etc., are now free to offer services, without harassment.  To read the whole bill go here.

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“Pimple Popper” Polevoy, Pustulates…

Sometimes the “quackpot menace” just makes me laugh. I can’t help it.

I realize that, in general, there cannot be, anything really “funny” about the EVIL these people represent. But, sometimes, some of their leadership does something so stupid, so mindlessly inept, I just have to take time out for a belly-laugh. Canada’s excuse for a “quackbuster,” Ontario’s primo pimple doctor, Terry Polevoy, gets today’s hoot.

I’ll tell you why in a minute…

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California Medical Board Appointees “In Shock” over Accusations…

On May 1, 2002, the California Legislature, angered at poor performance described by consumers, ordered an “Enforcement Monitor” on the operation of the Medical Board of California. An independent contractor, hired specifically for this task, will report to higher-ups in the Department of Consumer Affairs.

The 18 appointed members of the Medical Board of California (MBC) were called into an emergency meeting Wednesday, April 24, 2002 in San Diego and asked to answer 115 questions about their “board operation” before the May 1, 2002 meeting of the State of California combined-legislative “Sunset Review” committee.

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“The Tables Have Turned” On the Quackbusters…

The “Quackbusters,” a sham, and scam, organization held together for the express purpose of denying real health care to Americans, has been hit VERY HARD once again. This time, again, in California.

This time, the “defense” in a court case set it up so there was an immediate, and severe, penalty attached to the “Quackbuster” attack against their client(s). I see financial ruin of the top “Quackbusters” on the horizon. I’m very pleased.

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The Medical Board of California (MBC) is in BIG trouble…

Health Freedom activists are once again joining forces with State Legislators to solve a problem. This time it’s the Medical Board of California (MBC). California is the fifth largest stand-alone economy in the world. We here, want first rate health care – and we want it right now – and we’ll do what it takes to get it.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

In California, there is a formula you can use to compute the IQ of a Medical Board Investigator. Take their sleeve length, add it to their neck size – then, deduct one point for every bullet they carry on their person. They say that in Southern California, there is one woman Investigator who has a calculated IQ of -34. Her 9mm Berretta has a fifteen shot clip – and she has four more loaded clips in her purse. I guess the idea is that if she should come upon some MD giving out vitamins, or nutritional advice to a family, she can deal with the situation right away… Continue reading The Medical Board of California (MBC) is in BIG trouble…