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September 15, 2009
September 15, 2009: Swines: The Flu and Other Kinds  

The day after President Obama's health care speech, I was shopping in a Florida J.C. Penney's for an upcoming wedding in Memphis, when a woman began yelling, "Help! Help! Help! My baby!"

I was the only one who ran over to her and panicked myself when I viewed an unconscious toddler in her arms.

I felt for a pulse but could not feel one and the adrenaline that coursed through my body had me shaking like the proverbial leaf.

The child was burning up with fever and I thought, "O God, is it Swine Flu? What do I do?"

I yelled, "Someone call 911! We need an ambulance and cold water!"

The mother said, "He needs Tylenol" and then she began speaking Spanish and I noticed an elderly woman near by with a double stroller; one child still inside.

I yelled, "NO! Nothing by mouth, he is unconscious; he'll choke! We need water to cool him down! Where's the ambulance?"

I nearly cried I was so worried that he would quit breathing and I would have to do CPR; but I could not recall the number of chest compressions to breathes and I silently begged God, "Don't let this kid quit breathing! What if it's Swine Flu, I will get it too!"

Finally a bottle of water was handed to the mother and I told her, "Pour it on the back of his neck and head and chest!"

As soon as the bottle was emptied, he began to cry and I said, "Get him to the Emergency Room, he needs a Dr!"

The adrenaline burst had made me more hyper than I could ever recall being and I wondered WHY did I have to be on that scene! I felt incompetent and thanked God nothing more was required of me than I could deliver. I had not worked as a nurse in 15 years and never in pediatrics.

More Spanish speaking people had converged near by and assuming they were all family, I wondered if any had medical insurance in the USA as I departed for the rest room where I scrubbed my hands and arms for three minutes.

What follows was received from Dr. Gary Kohls with related links at the end.


Oct. 6, 2009 UPDATE: My husband is an Internist and informed me that two pregnant women died in a hospital in Florida from the flu. The current medical consensus is that at  risk groups should be vaccinated and that includes the young and pregnant women.

Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter # 382
Vaccine May Be More Dangerous Than Swine Flu
 from Russell Blaylock, MD –

An outbreak of swine flu occurred in Mexico this spring that eventually affected 4,910 Mexican citizens and resulted in 85 deaths. By the time it spread to the United States, the virus caused only mild cases of flu-like illness.
Thanks to air travel and the failure of public health officials to control travel from Mexico, the virus spread worldwide. Despite predictions of massive numbers of deaths and the arrival of doomsday, the virus has remained a relatively mild disease, something we know happens each year with flu epidemics.
Worldwide, there have only been 311 deaths out of 70,893 cases of swine flu. In the United States, 27,717 cases have resulted in 127 deaths. Every death is a tragedy, but such a low death rate should not be the basis of a draconian government policy.

                   36,000 annual flu deaths statistic is a propaganda lie
It is helpful to recall that the Centers for Disease Control, with the collusion of the media, constantly tell us that 36,000 people die from the flu each year, a figure that has been shown to be a lie. In this case, we are talking about 300 plus deaths for the entire world.
This virus continues to be an enigma for virologists. In the April 30, 2009 issue of Nature, a virologist was quoted as saying, “Where the hell it got all these genes from we don’t know.” Extensive analysis of the virus found that it contained the original 1918 H1N1 flu virus, the avian flu virus (bird flu), and two new H3N2 virus genes from Eurasia. Debate continues over the possibility that swine flu is a genetically engineered virus.
Naturally, vaccine manufacturers have been in a competitive battle to produce the first vaccine. The main contenders have been Baxter Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Pharmaceuticals, the latter of which recently acquired the scandal-ridden Chiron vaccine company. Both of these companies have had agreements with the World Health Organization to produce a pandemic vaccine.
The Baxter vaccine, called Celvapan, has had fast track approval. It uses a new vero cell technology, which utilizes cultured cells from the African green monkey. This same animal tissue transmits a number of vaccine-contaminating viruses, including the HIV virus.
The Baxter company has been associated with two deadly scandals. The first event occurred in 2006 when hemophiliac components were contaminated with HIV virus and injected in tens of thousands of people, including thousands of children. Baxter continued to release the HIV contaminated vaccine even after the contamination was known.

Scandal-ridden Baxter released last year’s seasonal flu vaccine contaminated with bird flu virus – but is still in business!  
The second event occurred recently when it was discovered that Baxter had released a seasonal flu vaccine containing the bird flu virus, which would have produced a real world pandemic, to 18 countries. Fortunately, astute lab workers in the Czech Republic discovered the deadly combination and blew the whistle before a worldwide disaster was unleashed.

  Vaccine’s immune adjuvants can cause rheumatoid arthritis, MS and lupus
Despite these two deadly events, WHO maintains an agreement with Baxter Pharmaceuticals to produce the world’s pandemic vaccine. Novartis, the second contender, also has an agreement with WHO for a pandemic vaccine. Novartis appears to have won the contract, since their vaccine is near completion. What is terrifying is that these pandemic vaccines contain ingredients, called immune adjuvants that a number of studies have shown cause devastating autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus.

Squalene adjuvant deadly in guinea pig lab

Animal studies using this adjuvant have found them to be deadly. A study using 14 guinea pigs found that when they were injected with the special adjuvant, only one animal survived. A repeat of the study found the same deadly outcome.
So, what is this deadly ingredient? It is called squalene, a type of oil. The Chiron company, maker of the deadly anthrax vaccine, makes an adjuvant called MF-59 which contains two main ingredients of concern—squalene and gp120. A number of studies have shown that squalene can trigger all of the above-mentioned autoimmune diseases when injected.
The MF-59 adjuvant has been used in several vaccines. These vaccines, including tetanus and diphtheria, are the same vaccines frequently associated with adverse reactions.

                        Corrupted research from Novartis and Chiron
I reviewed a number of studies on this adjuvant and found something quite interesting. Several studies done on human test subjects found MF-59 to be a very safe immune adjuvant. But when I checked to see who did these studies, I found—to no surprise—that they were done by the Novartis Pharmaceutical Company and Chiron Pharmaceutical Company, which have merged. They were all published in “prestigious” medical journals. Also, to no surprise, a great number of studies done by independent laboratories and research institutions all found a strong link between MF-59 and autoimmune diseases.
Squalene in Anthrax vaccine linked to Gulf War Syndrome, autoimmune disorders, ALS, Polyarteritis nodosa, MS, Lupus, transverse myelitis, endocarditis, optic neuritis, glomerulonephritis
Squalene in vaccines has been strongly linked to the Gulf War Syndrome. On August 1991, Anthony Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs admitted that soldiers vaccinated with the anthrax vaccine from 1990 to 1991 had an increased risk of 200 percent in developing the deadly disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease. The soldiers also suffered from a number of debilitating and life-shortening diseases, such as polyarteritis nodosa, multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus, transverse myelitis (a neurological disorder caused by inflammation of the spinal cord), endocarditis (inflammation of the heart’s inner lining), optic neuritis with blindness and glomerulonephritis (a type of kidney disease).

Hyperimmune response to vaccine adjuvants associated with brain/microglial inflammatory diseases including MS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and encephalitis   

Because squalene, the main ingredient in MF-59, can induce hyperimmune responses and induce autoimmunity, a real danger exists for prolonged activation of the brain’s immune cells, the microglia. This type of prolonged activation has been strongly associated with such diseases as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS and possibly vaccine-related encephalitis. It has been shown that activation of the systemic immune system, as occurs with vaccination, rapidly activates the brain’s microglia at the same time, and this brain inflammation can persist for long periods.
Drug companies only observe patients for 1 – 2 weeks following vaccinations!
So, how would the gp120 get into the brain? Studies of other immune adjuvants using careful tracer techniques have shown that they routinely enter the brain following vaccination. What most people do not know, even the doctors who recommend the vaccines, is that most such studies by pharmaceutical companies observe the patients for only one to two weeks following vaccination—these types of reactions may take months or even years to manifest.
It is obvious that the vaccine manufacturers stand to make billions of dollars in profits from this WHO/government-promoted pandemic. Novartis, the maker of the new pandemic vaccine, recently announced that they would not give free vaccines to impoverished nations—everybody pays.
One must keep in mind that once the vaccine is injected, there is little you can do to protect yourself—at least by conventional medicine. It will mean a lifetime of crippling illness and early death.
There are much safer ways to protect oneself from this flu virus, such as higher doses of vitamin D3, selective immune enhancement using supplements, and a good diet.

Duty to Warn: The Connections between War and Pestilence:

A Challenge for America and the Christian Church

By Gary G. Kohls, MD

The biblical “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” (in Ezekiel, Jeremiah and Revelations) have been characterized in various ways with various symbolic meanings, none of them good for humanity. They represent 1) militarism, false messiahs; 2) war, slaughter; 3) famine, hunger; and 4) pestilence and death. The examples in the history of the world legitimizing the pertinence and importance of the mythology are too numerous to count.

The initiating event, however, of most if not all of the tragic pestilences in the history of the world, is the organized mass slaughter called war.

The Valley of Dry Bones in the Hebrew scriptures was likely the end result of a battle that resulted in the butchery of warring humans, but it was also an area that was widely avoided by humanity because of the fact that it took so many months, even years, for the wild dogs, the buzzards, the rats and the maggots to eat all the flesh off the stinking, disease-producing and water-contaminating corpses that had been left to rot. Battle grounds were not pleasant places to be around in ancient times.

The genocide ordered by the generals and carried out by reluctant but obedient soldiers in places like Vietnam, Iraq, Kurdistan, Rwanda, Fallujah and Darfur is not much different in modern times, except that the killing by modern warriors is usually less psychologically traumatizing than the hand-to-hand combat of the Trojan Wars, for example, and the corpses are now often dealt with more efficiently, with rapid burials (including mass burials), more efficient sanitizing and embalming of the bodies, making infectious epidemics less likely to result.

The infamous "Holy" War Christian Crusades (where the blood in the streets of Jerusalem was said to be knee-deep in the First Crusade), the Christian Inquisitions (with burnings at the stake for “heresy”), the 16th century Protestant Reformation Wars and the retaliatory Counter-Reformation Wars were inevitably followed by epidemics fostered by mutilated and infection-prone bodies, malnutrition, bad water, poor hygiene. Typhus, cholera and the infamous highly-lethal bubonic plague (the Black Death) were just three examples of the pestilence that follows war.

The world-wide influenza pandemic of 1918 started in over-crowded US military boot camps, first spreading to the US civilian population and then on to Europe when the troop ships carrying sickened US soldiers went off to the battlefields of France.

Horrific war-related illnesses and epidemics followed the military destruction of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Manchuria, Germany, Poland, Russia, Korea, Vietnam, etc, etc.

But pestilences can be psychological as well.

For American soldiers, there were the widespread psychological damage that unaware soldiers suffered during and following the American Civil War, World Wars I & II, Korean War, Vietnam  War and now Gulf Wars I & II.

Figurative or literal “rape and pillage” and the guilt associated with such killing, maiming or torture of civilians have been common in the world’s wars of the latter half of the 20th century, and those “legalized” (albeit officially overlooked and usually unpunished) war crimes have frequently resulted in epidemics of psychological trauma that usually haunt the soldier-perpetrators, the soldiers’ families back home, their surviving victims in the war zone and the bystander-witnesses of the gruesome violence for the rest of their lives. That reality is known as combat-induced posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

War-makers from Alexander to Napoleon to Hitler to Westmoreland to Schwartzkopf have used "rapid overwhelming force”(the “Blitzkrieg” tactic of Nazi Germany’s Wehrmacht [distressingly similar to what was euphemistically called the “Powell doctrine” in Gulf War I]) to demoralize the enemy, disproportionately traumatizing unarmed innocent civilians on the other side of the battle lines.

Total war tactics include bombing, burning, the use of ionizing radiation (Ex: atomic bombs or depleted uranium), napalming, chemical warfare, starvation and the various modes of state-sponsored terrorism such as torture, threatened executions, poisoning of water supplies, and intentional destruction of civilian sewage treatment plants, electrical plants, communication facilities, baby formula plants, pharmaceutical factories, healthcare facilities, food distribution facilities and agricultural industries. Then, after these standard “softening up” tactics, comes the invasion and occupation during which the occupying armies notoriously fail to adequately provide for their victim’s most basic human needs.

By that time, the weakened, radiated, poisoned, malnourished, mentally traumatized and de-spiritualized victims have become sitting ducks for whatever opportunistic germs are growing in the open sewers and contaminated wells – germs spread by the vermin and insects that thrive on the corpses of the war-torn environment.

Alexander the “Great” and Frederick the “Great” (as have most of the other so-called "Great" villains of military history such as General Sherman of Civil War infamy) poisoned and burned the productive farmland of their "enemies". Sherman’s scorched-earth march to the sea was just another one of those “every weapon in our armamentarium is on the table” strategies of the perpetrators of aggressive war, sometimes euphemistically and metaphorically described as “drying up the ocean where the so-called ‘bad guys’ are swimming”.

Invariably, despite the lip service most militaristic nations claim about offering compassion for their war victims, adequate shelter, nourishing food, potable water and health care are denied most war victims until it is too late, thus increasing the risk of adverse health outcomes and shortened survival both during the war and after.

Those of us who are still thinking critically about the world's descent into militarism-induced chaos have to make the connections between war and pestilence (including, as mentioned above, the psychological, emotional and spiritual wounding of all participants, soldiers as well as civilians). We must start to question - and then resist - the most common initiating causes of such devastations – the willingness to kill in order to achieve nationalistic or tribal goals.

Then we must identify those whose positions of power, job security or wealth are connected, directly or indirectly, to the world’s biggest, most bureaucratic and costliest business going – the Pentagon. And we must recognize the unholy union, in the name of “national security”, of the Pentagon and the war profiteers in the military/industrial/congressional/media complex that profit so handsomely from the organized mass slaughter called war, which, if one thinks about it, only breeds more violence, more retaliation and more insecurity.

Finally, we must also challenge those ethical entities in our society (who may prefer to claim innocence in the war-making) whose job should be to speak moral truths to those Principalities and Powers that foster war and violence.

Such entities, especially for “Christian America”, include churches and church leadership that theoretically profess allegiance to the gentle, pacifist Jesus and his ethical teachings of nonviolent love but who, tragically, seem to have lacked the theological understanding, commitment or will to speak out prophetically and courageously against the anti-Christic, homicidal, organized violence called war, which inevitably condemns many of the church’s member-soldiers, their member-families and their non-member families as well as the nation itself.

Such moral institutions must start courageously assuming the leadership in the war and violence resistance movements or else their institutions and their communities, if not the entire planet, will be doomed to suffer some unnamed and unanticipated pestilence yet to surface.

Dr. Kohls is a retired Duluth, MN physician, a peace and justice advocate and a founding member of the international Christian faith-based peace organization, Every Church A Peace Church ( Dr. Kohls’ medical practice mainly dealt with the myriad of so-called mental “illnesses” that were largely the consequences of psychological, emotional, physical, sexual, and spiritual trauma and/or abuse, brain malnutrition and/or the adverse effects from the use of neurotoxic, psychotoxic, dependency-inducing psychiatric drugs or the withdrawal symptoms resulting from their discontinuance. Dr. Kohls feels that, as a physician, it is his duty to warn others about these dangers and to alert them to the reality that mental ill health often has understandable and therefore preventable root causes (especially psychological trauma, combat-induced or domestic) and can often be treated - and cured - without resorting to the use of potentially harmful brain-altering drugs.

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People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
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If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
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The age of warrior kings and of warrior presidents has passed. The nuclear age calls for a different kind of leadership....a leadership of intellect, judgment, tolerance and rationality, a leadership committed to human values, to world peace, and to the improvement of the human condition. The attributes upon which we must draw are the human attributes of compassion and common sense, of intellect and creative imagination, and of empathy and understanding between cultures."  - William Fulbright

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