Archive | July, 2013

Investigation of Cancer Research Organizations – 1953

20 Jul

During the 1950’s, the Hoxsey Cancer Clinic in Dallas was the world’s largest cancer clinic in the world with branches in 17 states. It did not achieve this feat overnight. It had been treating patients at a rate of 300/ day in Iowa in the 1920’s.

During the 1930’3 the state of Texas was trying to convict Harry Hoxsey of practicing medicine without a license. The prosecutions in Texas ended when the Assistant Attorney General, Al Templeton found that his brother Mike, was cured of his terminal cancer by sneaking to The Hoxsey Clinic for treatment. Al then became Harry’s attorney, later to become a district judge.

In 1949, after the AMA had been blasting away at Dr. Rife for his cures for cancer, they took up the battle against Harry Hoxsey and lost.

Judge W. L. Thorton ruled: “I am of the firm opinion and belief that Hoxsey has cured these people of cancer. Hoxsey has been done a great injustice and . . . articles and utterances by defendant Morris Fishbein (AMA) were false, slanderous, and libelous.”

From the Congressional record of 1953 (Fitzgerald Report, August 3, 1953) :

  • Patients who received no treatment fared better than those who received surgery, radium, or X-Ray
  • The American Medical Association (AMA), and the American Cancer Society, state “radium, X-Ray therapy, and surgery are the only recognized treatments for cancer.”
  • Senator Elmer Thomas was petitioning the Surgeon General to investigate The Hoxsey Cancer Clinic. The Clinic supplied 62 case histories in 1945 and 77 case histories in 1950. Not only did the Surgeon General avoid an investigation, The Council of National Cancer Institute refused to investigate, in favor of hindering, suppressing, and restricting The Hoxsey Cancer Clinic.
  • My investigation to date should convince this committee that a conspiracy does exist to stop the free flow and use of drugs in interstate commerce which allegedly has solid therapeutic value.
  • Public and private funds have been thrown around like confetti at a country fair to close up and destroy clinics, hospitals, and scientific research laboratories which do not conform to the viewpoint of medical associations
  • “Behind and over all this is the weirdest conglomeration of corrupt motives, intrigue, selfishness, jealousy, obstruction, and conspiracy that I have ever seen.”

Realize that during these days in the 1950’s, you could buy rat poison and arsenic with no problem, but a $.25 tube of penicillin required a doctor’s prescription.

When Healing Becomes a Crime: The Amazing Story of the Hoxsey Cancer Clinics and the Return of Alternative Therapies

After the State of Texas failed to bring down Harry Hoxsey, and the AMA failed to bring down Harry Hoxsey, the FDA closed and padlocked all 17 Hoxsey Clinics in 1960.

July 20, 2013: Where are we today in (our search) finding the cure for cancer?

Trial Results Not Published – Dr. Burzynsky

15 Jul

For the first time in history, a private individual was granted the ability to enter the federal drug approval process for a proprietary cancer therapy. The entire process is being funded without any financial support from the American Government, the Pharmaceutical Industry or The Cancer Establishment.

On November 26, 2012 (6:13:08 am), the results of the phase III study on antineoplastons was released to The Lancet for publication, showing over 8 – 16 years survival using antineoplastons to treat a rare brain cancer.

On November 26, 2012 (8:22:57 am) the study was rejected by The Lancet from publication. ” … we have now had time to consider your manuscript… We have decided not to publish it because we believe the message would be better elsewhere.” It appears to have only taken a little over two hours to “consider” publishing.

Earlier, on November 19, 2012: The Texas Medical Board dismissed its motion to revoke Dr. Burzynsky’s medical license after four years of trying.

January 7, 2013: The FDA physically enters Dr. Burzynsky’s Clinic, and demands that all information pertaining to antineoplastons be removed from their website , and that no new patients be provided treatment on American soil (temporary hold). The FDA remained on site for 45 days reviewing data collected over 25 years, finding no evidence of either safety or efficacy violations with Antineoplastons.

The relationship between the FDA and Dr. Burzynsky has a rich legal history which began in 1983 when the “FDA takes Dr. Burzynski to court in a civil action to stop him from manufacturing and using antineoplastons. ” The FDA has since convened 4 grand juries without a grand jury indictment.

While in Japan, a study testing for the “safety” of antineoplastons (1995), which is a Phase I type of test was positive, yet in December of 2012, the Kurume Medical University announced :

“We can’t go any further with these clinical trials allowing antineoplastons to gain market approval exclusively for the Japanese people due to the United States FDA and the power they have over the world market. The FDA would retaliate against any Japanese pharmaceutical company who would try to get antineoplastons approved in Japan by no longer approving their other drugs for market in the USA” – Hideaki Tsuda, MD

Phase II Results (March 2003)

One would think that if there was progress in the treatment of such serious cancers, the FDA would be expanding research in that area. They apparently do not agree with Dr. Burzynsky.

Is an All-Volunteer Force better than a “Drafted” Force?

14 Jul

Look for a book called SKIN IN THE GAME about the costs and the methods we as a country use to man our military.

Retired Major General Dennis Laich has the credentials and the insights on the subject. I and the publisher are encouraging him to be on The Daily Show, and make a television promotional tour. The General may be on Morning Joe as well as some other talk shows.

Some success to the book will be associated to the number of people who are signed up to follow General Laich’s blog : Generally Speaking.

Informed dissent is the highest form of patriotism

You can sign up to follow Deny’s blog at the blog, Generally Speaking, and look forward to the book release, and television tour starting in August.

Also see: The Invisible War


Why do you Use Aspartame?

12 Jul

Aspartame, an artificial sweetener marketed under the names of NutraSweet® and Equal® and now AminoSweet (marketed in Europe as a natural product) is marketed to reduce weight. A recent study published this week from a Purdue researcher, suggests the opposite. There are massive studies on this product, and to this day, the battle between health advocates and the food industry rages on. Do you use Aspartame to lose weight?

85% of all complaints registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerns aspartame’s adverse reactions.”

Currently, aspartame is found in more than 6,000 products and is consumed by over 200 million people around the world.”

A 60 minutes report from December of 1996 had some highlights listed below:

  1. Debate began in 1975 about its effect on causing brain cancer.
  2. In 1980, the FDA had 2 separate panels (3 scientists each) evaluate the product release. Both panels said the product should not be released without further testing.
  3. In 1981, Dr. Arthur Hall Hayes was appointed the Commissioner of the FDA. He over-ruled both panels and approved the release. Two years after it was approved for dry products, it was approved for soft drinks. Hayes left the FDA a few months later to take a job for the PR firm that works with Searle, the then owner of Aspartame. (Dr. Hall was selected by Donald Rumsfeld, former CEO of J.D. Searle, who in 1981 was on Ronald Reagan’s transition team. The History of Aspartame)
  4. Out of 164 tests conducted on Aspartame, 74 funded by industry, 100% found it to be safe. Of the 90 independent studies, 83 identified a problem.

Bittersweet: The Truth About Aspartame

Aspartame and brain tumor links in 2005 (methanol and formaldehyde)

Data from 2012 :

Brain tumors are the:

Second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children (males and females) under age 20 (leukemia is the first).

Second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in males ages 20-39 (leukemia is the first).

Fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in females ages 20-39.

Eating a healthy diet during brain cancer treatment, and before can be found here.

“Most people think they are a victim of their genes, helpless to stave off some of the most dreaded diseases. We aren’t helpless at all; in fact, the power is largely in our hands. It’s on our forks, actually.”

Corruption Worldwide is on the Rise

10 Jul

We cynically accept the concept that politicians are liars and crooks. Jesse Jackson Jr., is the latest and most publicized politician to plead guilty of “fraud, conspiracy, making false statements, mail fraud, wire fraud, and criminal forfeiture.”

A seemingly well documented list of American Politicians convicted of crimes can be found here. It is interesting to note both the trend and the political party of the convictions, but primarily the list supplies a foundation for that “cynical” concept about politicians, a concept that is widely held. Uselessness is of course, a whole other topic, brought to light by a recent bill to fund a National Park on the Moon.

This week, the ratings agency Standard & Poors told a court, its ratings were “puffery”. S&P published more than 1 Million ratings in 2012, using more than 1400 credit analysts in 23 countries, yet their legal defense in their lawsuit is “…
that nobody could reasonably think that they had a reputation for producing independent and credible ratings“.
The federal government is seeking upwards of $5B in civil penalties from S&P as it relates to the residential mortgage business “bubble”.

“puffery” – –  in effect as worthless as the bullshit from a used-car salesman.

What does the S&P downgrade of Italy’s credit now mean, given their defense in the lawsuit? Is it simply that Italy cannot afford to pay S&P for a higher rating?

We now find that Bribery and Corruption worldwide is growing. One in Four paid a bribe for accessing public institutions and services. And in India, close to 50% of the people surveyed are paying a bribe for educational services. Getting an education and degree for your child is much of an issue in China and it is in the US. Parents rioted when their children were not allowed to cheat on exams.

“We want fairness. There is no fairness if you do not let us cheat.” 

Obesity Now Considered a Disease – Industry vs Obamacare

9 Jul

In Michael Moss’ book, Salt Sugar Fat, the methodology of the food industry to create food that tastes good is explored. Unfortunately, what tastes good, and especially those things that we are compelled to eat in quantity are not good for our health. Those good tasting ingredients in the book title, usually result in an increase in weight that leads to obesity.

To claim that obesity is a disease, as the AMA now has determined, is misleading. Lung cancer is a disease that can kill you. Obesity is more of a leading indicator of heart disease, which can kill you.

What we should expect to see is a push by Obamacare to focus on counseling for obese patients. We should not expect to see the food industry create products that are filling, inexpensive, and healthy. A start-up company may introduce an effective solution, with Soylent.

What may be on the horizon is the association of obesity to popular food products, with a result similar to the association of cigarettes and lung cancer. The result would be the struggle between the food industry and Obamacare, or whatever it may be called in the future.

Living without Food

5 Jul

In an attempt to address the nutritional needs of potentially billions of people, a software engineer, originally trying to further simplify a raman noodle meal, developed a powdered food product.

Just like BioCurious who wants to create a Glow-In-The-Dark plant, Rob Rhinehart resorted to crowdsourcing for funding. Where BioCurious needed $65,000 and raised over $480,000, Rob needed $100,000 and got over $750,000. (See Genetic Modification Gone Haywire)

Rhinehart said it only took a bit of research and elementary chemistry to create the first batch of the mixture, which he has tweaked over time. He has been living exclusively on Soylent for about five months now and said he has never felt better in his life. His bloodwork is excellent, he is maintaining a healthy weight for his height, and he has plenty of energy. He even runs frequently.

A recent report estimates that over 50% of the world’s food goes to waste, so this may offer hope. The current Soylent V.8 ingredient list can be found HERE.