|Posted on December 18, 2019 at 3:10 PM|
We've all heard many times that Albert Einstein said: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.
He did not say that. And that is not the definition of insanity. I explain here.
|Posted on May 21, 2019 at 12:55 AM|
A Brief Timeline of World History
WHT World History Timeline
|Posted on May 15, 2019 at 5:45 PM|
English Monarchy Timeline
Most Americans couldn't care less about the English monarchs of old. Anglophiles, including Brits, probably already know this by heart. For all the rest of you, who have waited with bated breath for me to publish this, here you go.
EMT English Monarchy Timeline
|Posted on April 16, 2019 at 3:55 PM|
The War for Southern Independence
(aka the American Civil War)
We Americans call it the Civil War. But that's misleading. A civil war is usually one in which opposing forces try to take control of a country. That is not what happened in the Civil War, because the South did not want to control the US. The South just wanted to control the South. They wanted to go their separate way, peacefully, and be left alone. They had every right to do just that, but Abraham Lincoln refused to allow them to exercise that right. He sent Union forces into the South to force them to remain as part of the US. That's because he was unwilling to lose the tariff revenue which the South had been providing to the North for decades. For the South it was about the right to secede. For Lincoln it was about money and power. The war was not fought over slavery. At least, not in the beginning.
But that's not what we learn in school. Since the North won the war, they got to write the history books, and they wrote it to conceal their own barbaric conduct. We are taught that Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and preserved the Union. He is an American hero. He is widely considered the gold standard of American presidents. But the truth is very different. He was a tyrant, a brutal dictator, a war criminal. He did not free a single slave. He preserved the Union in the same sense that a husband saves his marriage by beating his wife to a bloody pulp and chaining her to the bedpost.
What follows is abundant proof of all that, and much much more. In this series we find the truth of the butt-ugly episode in our history we call the Civil War.
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This is a series of short videos combining humorous or interesting quotes, graphics, and music.
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|Posted on July 5, 2018 at 4:10 PM|
Murdered by Medics
This is the astonishing story of America's polio epidemic and how doctors responded to it. While some medical professionals and scientists distinguished themselves, others disgraced themselves, killing and crippling millions of Americans. Doctors did manage to cure polio, but they caused the cancer epidemic in the process, and probably the AIDS epicemic as well. Here's how it happened:
Polio and Cancer:
MM Murdered by Medics
Genesis of the AIDS epidemic:
AIDS AIDS Began in US Cancer Labs
Another alarming story of American doctors behaving badly:
DIN Doctors Get in Touch with their Inner Nazi
|Posted on July 4, 2018 at 4:40 PM|
Our American Schizophrenia
Americans revere Abraham Lincoln. Yet the truth about the man and his war portrays the ugliest chapter in American history. We would despise any foreign leader who behaved as AL did.
|Posted on June 29, 2018 at 10:40 PM|
Jimmy Madison Sausage
Most people these days seem to be experiencing considerable angst and anguish over the congressional slugfest/standoff in Washington. Allow me to present a contrarian view.
Why can’t we all just get along? Why can’t both parties work together and get things done without all the partisan rancor? Well, we could have that type of government if that’s what we really want. North Korea doesn’t have much trouble deciding what to do and getting it accepted by political rivals. They just get rid of political rivals, then decide. Is that what we want? China is pretty much the same way. And Iran. Iraq was that way under Saddam Hussein, and Afghanistan will be that way as soon as US troops leave and the Taliban takes over again.
To be sure, there is political strife, even in places like China and Russia. But there it is suppressed until it explodes into violence. We prefer to fight on the floor of the House and Senate rather than in the streets. Or do we?
If George Washington were here today, he would wince and grimace and scold. If James Madison were here today, he’d give us two thumbs up. Jimmy understood better than any other Framer or Founder that political parties and the fierce partisan struggles they produce are necessary. Sometimes ugly and nasty, but absolutely essential in a healthy democratic constitutional republic.
We haven’t always followed the Madison model, and we paid a staggering price for it. The Democrat party was created originally for the express purpose of keeping the slavery issue out of political debates. Candidates were not allowed to mention it. And incumbents avoided it as much as possible in congress. When they couldn’t avoid it, they quickly resorted to a compromise that didn’t resolve anything but merely delayed the inevitable. If politicians had dealt with the issue, slugged it out in the House and Senate, and come to a practicable solution there, we possibly would not have found ourselves locked in a civil war that took 650,000 American lives.
Bipartisanship gave us prohibition. And segregation. It denied women the right to vote. Reversing those policies was not easy, fast, or pretty. We survived Watergate and Viet Nam. We’ll survive this “crisis” too.
We wring our hands not only over partisan politics, but also over intra-party disputes. Everyone knows there are strong differences of opinion within both parties. When Republicans are deeply divided, Democrats point to it with amusement, and Republicans try to gloss over it. But the GOP has a few people left who are willing to defy their own party when it gets off track. Democrats should applaud diversity in the GOP just as much as they praise and promote it everywhere else. Both parties have become so corrupt and so devoid of integrity that they cannot survive without making major changes. It’s when the party is united behind establishment leaders and policies that we should worry.
Of course there are limits. Eventually compromises have to be reached, agreements must be made, and laws need to be passed. Those things happen in time. Meanwhile, it may seem like endless, pointless bickering and squabbling. But it’s part of how a healthy democratic constitutional republic works. For proof, look to the constitutional convention in Philadelphia in 1787. The Framers disagreed on virtually everything, but they were able to hammer out our Constitution. It was needed because what it replaced, the Articles of Confederation, was the product of full agreement.
|Posted on April 23, 2018 at 7:15 PM|
VA Incompetence and Malpractice
For the past 8.5 years, VA doctors have been prescribing a certain medication. Now they have decided they will no longer prescribe it because of its life-threatening side effects.
At no time during those 8.5 years did doctors ever hint at life-threatening side effects. Not once. So, what's really going on?
Are doctors exaggerating the dangers for some reason to excuse their sudden change of heart? If so, that is a form of malpractice.
Were doctors aware of the life-threatening side effects and just didn't bother to advise me? That is gross, massive malpractice by VA. Were they unaware of the life-threatening side effects? They are supposed to know. That is massive VA malpractice.
What else are doctors now prescribing that has life-threatening side effects? Nothing that I know of, but that doesn't mean anything, obviously. How can any vet have any respect for or confidence in any VA doctor, knowing now that they have proved themselves so incompetent and dangerous?
I see a lot of posts on social media sites by people who claim they support our troops and care about our veterans. It always gives me a bit of a boost when I see those, and I believe they are sincere.
Those of you who do care about veterans, please contact your senators and representatives and tell them how urgent it is for all vets to be allowed to use the medical providers of their choice. Some vets already have that right, based on how far they live from a VA facility. We vets desperately need them to extend that to all vets. We are not getting competent care at VA facilities, and VA is not going to change. Not for the better, not any time soon. I don't think VA doctors are capable of ever becoming competent and worthy of respect. They will never regain the confidence of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who are suffering right now because of VA malpractice.
|Posted on November 8, 2017 at 12:40 AM|
CDC and NIH tell us the vaccines our kids are forced to receive are safe and effective. They assure us that harmful reactions to their vaccines are extremely rare. They are lies. Their claims are based on flawed (or nonexistent) studies, sloppy science, and propaganda. Learn the truth about vaccines.
The Virus and the Vaccine: Debbie Bookchin and Jim Schumacher
Vaccine Epidemic: Louise Kuo Habakus, MA and Mary Holland, JD
Vaccines: Richard Muskowitz, MD
Dr Mary's Monkey: Edward T Haslam
ACIP= Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
ADDM= Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Netword
CDC= Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DOJ= Department of Justice
HCW= Health Care Workers
HHS= US Department of Health and Human Services
HPV= Human Papillomavirus
ILI= Influenza-Like Illness
IOM= Institute of Medicine
NCVIA= National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act
NIH= National Institutes of Health
NVAC= National Vaccine Advisory Committee
OTT= Office of Technology Transfer
VAERS= Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
VAPP= Vaccine-Associated Paralytic Polio
VICP= Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
VIS= Vaccine Information Statement
WHO= World Health Organization