An Online Newsletter
While some worry-warts estimate the number of illegal immigrants in America is up around 20 million, the Pew Hispanic Center figures it at only 11 million. With about a million and a half a year sneaking into the land of milk (pasteurized) and honey, bringing their language and customs (traditions), it’s no wonder I’m getting more and more entries into my "Mexifornia" email download file. Next it’ll be Mexizona, then they’ll be removing the "New" from New Mexico. Will Texas become Texico?
Down through history there are few (or less) records of two cultures living peacefully together. Shall we wait for it to get like they have in France? Or what happened in Nigeria, Rwanda, and Ceylon? Tribes, everywhere in the world and in every time have been at war with their neighbors.
So now the American tribe is being quietly invaded by the Hispanic tribe. And we see Bush firmly demanding, well, gee, maybe we ought to…mm…do something.
How about taking the welcome mat away and closing the door? Like stopping the free schooling for their kids, free medical service, welfare, and so on.
When we put out that welcome mat it was with the proviso that newcomers would adopt our language and customs. The melting pot. And it worked fine for millions of Irish and Italians, though they, like the Jews, kept their religions, and thus didn’t completely assimilate.
When I was young the Maplewood Hotel in Bethlehem (NH) was "restricted." And that meant no Jews allowed. The Irish faced similar barriers when they first arrived in droves.
The East African countries had the same problem. When the British took over Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and so on, they were unable to convince the natives to work, so they imported workers from India to build the cities and railroads.
The native tradition was for the men to hunt and the women to do all the work. So men had no interest in working.
The problem was the Indians brought their customs and refused to even make friends with the natives. They had their own activities. The merchants cooperated with each other to make sure that ant native that dared to open a store would soon be out of business.
The result was that when the countries freed themselves from being British colonies, one of their first moves was to force the Indians to leave. Since things were so awful in India, most of them moved to England, where they’ve brought their customs and thus been a major pain ever since.
The East African countries, with few workers or businesses, have pretty much gone back to the bush. They’re a mess.
It was a similar story when I visited Fiji, only here it was the Chinese who ran the businesses and kept to themselves.
My proposal for America is so draconian that tender-hearted Americans, ever sensitive to the problems of others, won’t like it. My approach would be to declare that the official language is English…that this is what should be taught in our schools. No multiculturalism. No second language. No foreign language radio, TV, newspapers, magazines. No foreign language signs in stores. Ditto road signs and government forms. English. And that goes for Hebrew newspapers, too.
This, dammit, is America! No scarfed women’s heads. No afro haircuts. No female genital mutilation.
The country was founded on the idea of religious freedom, so we’ll happily continue to let the Saudi’s use their oil billions to build more and more mosques and staff them with fanatical clerics. And the Chinese government to build more Chinese restaurants and buy homes for the workers…who are not bothering to learn English, by the way.
The 1918 Flu Pandemic
The media, goaded by Big Pharma, has been doing its best to scare the daylights out of the public about the possibility of there being another killer flu epidemic. Sars, West Nile, Avian, and so on.
What they’re keeping quiet about is their little secret…that it wasn’t the flu that killed those millions of people, it was the doctors.
That killer flu skipped people with strong immune systems. It made those with weaker immune systems only a little sick. But the real killer was the then recent discovery of aspirin as a way to reduce fevers.
The body gears up to fight a virus like the flu by increasing the body’s temperature. The people who didn’t take aspirin to reduce their fever mostly survived. The millions who took aspirin didn’t.
The basic reason for the scare tactics is to panic the sheeple into getting vaccinations. Mmm, billions of dollars there. Never mind that the mercury in them is helping hundreds of thousands of people into Alzheimer’s.
Some medical reports I’ve seen claim that three flu shots in three years makes it ten times as likely a person is going to get Alzheimer’s. Others put it at five shots.
If your immune system is strong, it’s unlikely you’re going to get any kind of flu. Or anything else, including cancer. So stop knocking your immune system for a loop every day with known toxic substances. Does that make good common sense?
My Secret Guide to Health has the details on what’s toxic. Like cooked food.
This has me concerned. I thumbed through TV Guide, counting the pages of ads for different products. If my campaign to get the public to stop poisoning their bodies so they can be healthy ever bears fruit, the Guide is going to be in deep trouble.
I counted eleven and a half pages of ads for drugs that will no longer be of any interest, eight and a half pages of ads for toxic foods, and one Camel ad.
They’ll probably have to vie with TV for car ads, which seem to be about the only TV ads I see besides those for drugs.
Christopher Viney, a professor at the University of California at Merced, has been analyzing hippopotamus sweat as a clue for a possible protective agent in the fight against cancer-causing ultraviolet rays.
If the good professor would do a little more reading and less sweat analyzing, he’d learn that researchers have conclusively shown that it’s people’s diet that’s making them UV cancer-prone.
Mice and rat experiments, where one group was fed raw food and the other the SAD (Standard American Diet), and both exposed to the sun equally, only the SAD-fed groups got melanomas.
If you know Chris, it’ll be better not to tell him about this.
Darwin vs. God
So, how did we come to be? We’re in trouble, not because of theories, but because of beliefs. The same problem that has, all through history, held back scientific and medical developments. Most people think in terms of black or white. Either something is true and is to be believed, or it isn’t true and isn’t to be believed. Their minds want nothing to do with any damned gray areas. Theories.
The Bible says God did it. Period. He put the whole shebang together in a few days, just like the Bible says. Including Adam and Eve. Now shuddup, go away, and don’t mess with my belief. And don’t you dare even hint to my kids that there’s any question about anything I believe.
Darwin made some good points, but he was far from providing a total answer.
Then there’s Zecharia Sitchin, who’s spent years digging into ancient records, and tells they say visitors from a passing planet, Niberu, came here and genetically modified our ancestors to work in their gold mines.
Tell you what, instead of court trials and fighting over religious beliefs, let’s call ’em all theories until we get more data.
One of these years time travel will be invented and we’ll go back and rewrite all the history books.
Well, with your help, I will. Within a hour’s drive of Hancock I’m available for tlks to Rotary, Chamber’s of Commerce, Lions, and so on.
By phone, I’m available for radio (and even TV) talk shows anywhere, anytime. Uri Geller had me on his British talk show.
Having been a guest 24 times on the country’s largest night-time talk show, Coast To Coast AM, plus a few dozen others down through the last 30 years, I’ve pretty much got the hang of it.
While most talk show guests are experts in one or two fields, I keep finding moe and more things that interest me and get me researching the subject to learn more.
I’m not a conspiracy theorist…I just want the facts, no matter how elusive or covered up.
My big push is topic #1 - health. I want to put the pharmaceutical and big food industries out of business and make it so no one ever gets sick again. With anything.
Then comes #2, making our educational system the best in the world, and generating another trillion-dollar industry in the process.
If you have any local radio stations with talk shows, see if you can get me in touch with the producer.
1) How any illness can be cured with no drugs. Never get sick again. Double your lifespan.
2) Revolutionizing our school system.
3) Fluorides in your water are causing birth defects and aging. There are no benefits.
4) How and why NASA faked the Moon landings 35 years ago.
5) Dental amalgam is causing Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis.
6) The second, third and fourth bombs at Oklahoma City you didn’t heard about.
7) The possible destruction of the United States. Soon.
8) Twelve ways to grow bigger, better, healthier crops.
9) Increasing baby’s IQs by up to 50 points.
10) How tourism, New Hampshire’s largest industry, can be doubled.
11) A practical, non-polluting energy source that costs a tenth that of oil.
12) The next huge growth industry. The ground floor is wide open. (Education)
13) And the one after that. (super-organic crops)
14) And the one after that. (cold fusion)
15) Making colleges tuition-free, while enormously improving our children’s education.
16) A crop that’ll net $250,000 per acre per year and costs nothing to plant.
17) How to make New Hampshire the first totally tax-free state.
18) The Flight 800 cover-up.
19) How and why the Church of Scientology got started. I was there.
20) The truth about vaccinations and their dangers.
21) The best antibiotic ever discovered costs a penny a gallon to make on your kitchen table.
22) The serious danger of diet colas.
23) Cell phones are causing memory loss and brain tumors.
24) Milk, the deadly poison.
25) How to teach third grade children to read books at 10,000 words a minute.
26) ADD, hyperactivity and Prozac, Ritalin, Zoloft, Paxil, Valium, Luvox, etc.
27) Not one person in a thousand has ever been taught how to eat.
28) How radioactive waste can be quickly decontaminated…at a profit.
29) How to cut any government bureau in half, with everyone cooperating entusiastically.
30) How to make foreign aid pay off big time.
31) The many 911 questions and cover-ups.
32) How I helped Jordan be the most technologically advanced Arab country.
33) What’s the real story of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance?
34) How to communicate with plants, animals…even a fly.
35) Well, what about reincarnation and past lives?
36) The four basic career paths…their pros and cons.
37) The real cause of global warming…not what we’re being told.
38) How to lose weight without dieting or calorie counting.
39) What’s the real story on crop circles?
40) The problem with vegetarianism.
41) How the mind works and how to fix any problems with it.
42) The Social Security con job. Every man a millionnaire?
43) How cold fusion works…a simple explanation.
44) What’s the story on dowsing? Is it real?
45) Converting New Hampshire’s North Country into Aspen East.
46) An inexpensive, fast, proven cure for AIDS and malaria.
47) Starting new businesses by forming a town incubator group.
48) How inertia and gravity work.
49) Caffeine is an addictive poison.
50) How our prison population can be cut by 25%, saving $15 billion a year.
51) How one person has changed the whole world. Twice.
52) How American Mensa got started.
That’s one a week.
Wayne Green, Ph.D.
How American Mensa Got Started
The story starts in early September 1922, when I was born, the product of an aviator dad and a commercial artist mother.
There’s a lot I could (and probably will) write about of the events in my life leading up to my graduating from high school in 1940, but they’re not germane. For instance, I could explain why I was graduating from McBurney, an exclusive private school just off Central Park West in Manhattan instead of Erasmus Hall High School in Flatbush Brooklyn. Ask me about that sometime, okay?
One of the benefits of an exclusive private school is that they gave the seniors career advice via a series of aptitude tests. This was my first brush with career advice.
Since WWI came along at college time for my dad, he never got to college, so it was for ordained that my route would be from high school to college. Probably Dartmouth, since I was born in New Hampshire, as was my dad, and his mother before him. Maybe a lawyer.
After looking over the tests, the advisor explained that since I had one of the highest mechanical aptitude scores he’d ever seen, I should really consider an engineering career. And since I had been deeply involved with amateur radio for some four years, make that electrical engineering. Well, this was before the term “electronics” was in use. Or maybe even coined.
Okay, then, instead of Dartmouth, maybe MIT.
The MIT admittance person, looking at my C– grades, wanted no part of me sullying his institution. Their loss.
My next try was Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Their admittance person either was asleep that day, or saw some hidden potential that had evaded the MIT gate keeper, and I was accepted.
Two years of C– grades at RPI followed. Oh, I had a good time, with my dorm room packed with ham equipment, my work with the RPI Players as sound man, singing with the Glee Club, joining a fraternity, and starting my serious classical music record collection.
Which was okay until a Sunday morning in December 1941, when the Japanese screwed things up. The FCC immediately threw the hams off the air. Suddenly I was draft bait. I sold my Hallicrafters ham receiver to government agency. It ended up in Brazil, where the government had a secret rubber tree plantation project to provide rubber for the war effort, now that the South East Asia supply had been stopped.
That summer, I did my part, working for G.E. at their Schenectady plant making transmitters for the Army. I was a test engineer, where I aligned the units and tested them. It was an interesting experience and taught me one big lesson: never, ever, to consider working for a big corporation again.
With the draft board breathing down my neck I tried enlisting in the Air Force, but they rejected me when I admitted I had hay fever. Then, a friend of my dad’s, who had been a reserve officer, was called back into the Navy. He got me an appointment with the head of the Naval Research Lab in Anticosti (VA), right across the river from Washington.
Commander Bourne interviewed me and was impressed. But before I could go to work in the Lab, I’d have to come up to seed on radar, which was highly secret at the time. I joined the Navy one day before the draft board had me scheduled for induction into the Army. Whew!
I spent the first three months of the Navy’s electronic course at the Bliss Electrical Institute in Silver Spring (MD), just outside Washington. I loved it. Instead of my usual C- grades, I graduated second from the top…a hundredth of a point low. And I was off to Radio Materiel School on Treasure island in San Francisco harbor for the next six months.
Again, I loved it and got great grades. Like Bliss, we’d first be taught theory, and then we’d go into a lab and be faced with fiendishly disabled equipment to fix. What a great challenge! Radios, transmitters, sonar, radar, depth sounders, test equipment, generators, antennas, selsyns,…the works. I was in ham heaven.
The Navy was able to take kids who didn’t know a volt from an ohm and turn them into electronic experts in just nine months. Well, that was decades before today’s modular equipment, complete with self-diagnostic circuits, so no serious electronic expertise is needed to keep things running.
As graduation neared, it was time for me to alert Commander Bourne to cut me orders for Anticosti.
But, being single, I decided it would be better for married men with families to stay stateside. I’d join the fleet.
All my life I’ve hated and rebelled at taking orders, so I’d need to find a ship where I’d be the head technician. That meant either a destroyer or a submarine. Submarine duty paid better, so the decision was easy.
Though I failed the physical (flat feet), I lied about it and was soon off to Hawaii, heading to a sub tender, and then the USS Drum.
That’s a whole ’nother story. Read my book about my adventures over the next two an a half years.
After my discharge in the spring of 1946, since the government was paying for it, I went back to RPI. But by then I’d wised up enough to realize that I really didn’t want to be an electronic engineer. Few engineers make much money or have much freedom. How about management?
Still under the spell of the high school career advice, I went to RPI’s psychological office to see if a change in my direction was practical. I spent the next two days wading through a battery of I.Q. and aptitude tests.
The psychologist looked over the results and explained that my I.Q. was somewhere over 200, beyond their accurate measuring, and I could take any damned career course I wanted.
So I changed from EE to ManE, management engineering.
Alas, the courses I had to take were just as boring as EE. Memorize a bunch of crap and take a quiz. All those midnight cram sessions were just memorizing stuff which would, a few weeks later, be mostly forgotten. I did get pretty good at making miniature crib cards using an extra-fine-pointed Gillot 404 pen point. They were masterpieces. I should have saved them.
Enough of all that. Now cut to 1960, when I was busy starting 73 Magazine. I’d read an article in The Village Voice about a British group called Mensa, which was made up of people in the top 1% I.Q. That was interesting, so I sent for their I.Q. test and the next thing I knew I was American Mensa member #15. So what?
A few months later I got a call from Peter Sturgeon, saying he’d like to form an American Mensa group. So I got together with him and a couple other Mensans at his apartment in downtown Brooklyn.
Since I had the addressing and duplicating equipment, I was named the Secretary. The next few meetings were held in my home in Brooklyn. I served apple cider and doughnuts.
Ask me about Peter’s brother Ted, the writer, sometime. Ted partnered with Jean Shepherd on a book which is a fascinating story in itself.
As the Mensa group grew, the meetings were held in various member’s apartments in Manhattan. Then, in 1962, I got really fed up with living in New York and looked around for a better place to live and publish my new magazine. I ended up moving to Peterborough (NH), where I became the NH Local Secretary of American Mensa.
And that’s how American Mensa got started.
Patricia Easton of Dallas called to recommend I devote more in my Secret Guide to Health about eating liver. Raw liver. Well, I’m eating it almost every day…and loving it…so she’s right.
Here’s the story.
I’ve mentioned that Dr. Henry Bieler went into hospitals where there were children there with incurable leukemia…there to die. Well, he cured every one of them by taking them off all milk products (read Milk, The Deadly Poison, by Dr. Cohen. Then he fed them minced raw liver. The babies, he fed liver juice. I have a copy of his The Incurables, which tells the story.
So, what’s so miraculous about liver? It’s packed with vitamins and enzymes. Do some research and you’ll find, as I did, that liver is the healthiest meat there is. When raw.
At first the butcher in the nearby super market was getting me whole cow’s livers, slicing them and freezing the slices. Then he found buffalo livers for me. That’s one way to be absolutely sure what you’re eating has been raised on grass and has no growth hormone or antibiotic shots.
There are two buffalo farms in my neighborhood, so I’m not having any problem getting more livers.
I was fixing my liver by searing it a couple of seconds on each side and then cutting off chuck with a kitchen shears to eat it. It was delicious.
Then, one night there was a TV commercial for the Ultimate Chopper, Well, I already had a Cuisinart, but it was too big. It could chop a quart at a time. So I sprung the $60 for the Ultimate Chopper (plus $15 for “processing”), and it’s been really handy. With liver I cut it into small chunks, buzz it in the Chopper for about three seconds, scoop it out, add salt and pepper, and it’s ready to eat.
Most of the people I mention eating raw liver to turn pale and say, ug-g-gh, they could never eat raw liver. I asked them if they’ve ever tried one single bite in their life. Of course not. Such is the brainwashing most of us go through. Sigh.
But, what about parasites, they ask? Freeze it for two weeks and they’ll all be off somewhere in parasite heaven. The liver is not only the healthiest meat there is, it’s the cleanest.
One thing you’ll notice when you add raw liver to your diet…you’ll be amazed at the extra energy you have.
One more thing, if you have any dogs or cats, get some extra liver for them. My cat just goes crazy for it. I cut it into cat-sized bites for him. Dogs and cats should be fed nothing but raw meat. Do your homework.
If they won’t touch it at first, work some into the food you’ve been giving them and gradually shift to all raw. They’ll live almost twice as long and won’t get sick. Just like people.
If you can’t find buffalo meat, then settle for locally grown beef from a small farm where hormones, antibiotics and feed lots are not used.
If you knew what was in those fast-food hamburgers you’d never eat one again. Check it out.
Hmm, now I probably have you thinking about getting an Ultimate Chopper. They’re at Box 10100, Van Nuys (CA) 91410, 323-302-0239. Wayne sent you. No, I don’t get a kick-back. But when I start a health magazine, I’ll want them for an advertiser.
I use mine almost every day for chopping nuts to put on my salads and other small chopping chores. It’s easy to use and easy to clean.
In addition to my automatic morning download of the “Coast to Coast” show, so I can listen to it at my convenience, I have my iPod loaded with mostly classical music. Gottchalk, Satie, Debussy, Strauss, Chopin, and Joplin.
The four hour Coast show takes about a half minute to download. It comes with the commercials removed, so it’s actually only 2:40 long. I fast-forward through the listener calls, which cuts down my listening time even more.
But it’s the music I love. I put the Pod on “shuffle” and take what comes. Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz reminds me of the Sundays I spent in the San Francisco USO while I was going to the Navy Radio Materiel School on Treasure Island in 1943. I played that record over and over.
And Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz…the first record I ever bought…when I was twelve. An RCA Victor Red Seal 12" record. It cost a buck, but that was back when a nickel bought an ice cream cone or a subway ride. And 25¢ a taxi ride anywhere in Washington D.C.
I’m listening to the greatest music in the world while I walk, or am out picking berries, or fixing my meals.
There are zillions of classical music pieces, but only a few hundred are worth repeated listening. I have a little $2 booklet available listing my recommended 100-CD music library. The best of the best.
It’s coming, and it’s going to change the world in ways that few have envisioned. It’ll take billions of investment to provide everyone with the bandwidth needed to give us high definition 3D holographic video via the Internet, but clearly it’s coming. Maybe even to your future PDA.
That’s a threat to many industries, but it also opens up enormous opportunities for new businesses. Now, my question is: are you going to be a passive observer or are you going jump to take advantage of the incredible opportunities that are opening?
Bandwidth is a threat to newspapers and magazines. It’s a big threat to the dominance of the TV networks…and to the small group who control the radio and TV networks, and also our major newspapers.
The biggest opportunity is for those with the vision to get involved with software…programming. The Internet will provide a huge market for programming. No longer will the networks be able to decide what programs will be fed to the public. We’ll have our choice of millions of programs, delivered where and when we want them. We’ll be able to inexpensively watch any movie ever made, or any TV programs ever televised…at least since the advent of video tape.
I’ll be able to watch the home movies Duff Prince took in the 1930s, if I want. Movies of me and my folks, our monkey and macaw. I’ll have the movies of my 1958 Navassa ham expedition on there. And the all-ham African Safari I organized in 1966. Slides, with commentary, of my visits to over a hundred countries. Or maybe you’d like to see movies of a bunch of us hams enjoying the slopes of Aspen?
Yes, of course I’ll charge customers to see my movies and slides. It’ll be automatic. The market will decide what I’ll be charging. If I charge too much…no customers. I’ll be able to advertise those two 50 kW tuning capacitors out in the barn. I want to get the best price I can for them. Ditto my Heath scopes, in like-new condition.
Now, are you beginning to think in terms of opportunities? Did I get you up off the couch yet?
Your first step will be to invest in an eMac and a Sony digital video camera. For around $2,500 you’ll be armed and ready to get your feet wet.
Watch out Amazon, Google and eBay!
Professional educators keep coming up with lists of what kids should learn and when they should learn it. They like setting standards and administering tests to make sure the standards are met.
Well, we know one things for sure, the present system isn’t working. The educator’s answer for that is to lower the bar by making the tests easier and encouraging teachers to teach to the tests.
Yes, there’s no question that kids can live better, more productive lives, if they learn to read. That’s about as fundamental as education can go…and we’re not doing it.
Hey, how about making it fun to learn how to read? And write? How about getting kids to do it because they enjoy it?
When I was seven and discovered the Oz books, I’d have loved to have a web site where I could tell others how much fun reading the Oz books was. And then the Tarzan books. And how much fun it was to find clay to mold of different colors in the ground in the woods behind the school. And going up in a plane with my dad. Or my visit to Lakehurst and seeing the Graf Zeppelin up close!
I like the Sudbury Valley School approach of letting kids learn what they want, when they, want, and because they want to. I just want to help make more educational resources available…and the promotion to get kids interested.
Screw standards. Every kid is different, so let’s stop this push to make them as much the same as we can. Meet standards. Let’s encourage kids to draw, paint, learn to play instruments, juggle, ride horses…and to write. And if geology, math, chess, psychology, and so on click with them, let’s allow them the freedom to follow their star. Let’s just make the resources easier to find. The true test is the end result, not an inflated grade so the teacher won’t look bad…and the kids will feel good.
How many requests do you get a week for donations? Obviously these letters work, otherwise I wouldn’t keep getting them. Endlessly.
Tell you what, the next time your heart strings have you grabbing your check book, see if you can get a little information first. Ask them for a financial statement showing what percentage of the donations are going for these mail solicitations, what percentage for salaries, overhead and promotion of the benefit organization and what percentage actually reach the intended targets.
No, you aren’t going to get an answer, because if you knew the facts they’d never get another dollar from you.
There are outfits raking in millions supposedly to help the homeless, kids, politicians, research cancer, diabetes, AIDS, and so on.
For my money (or, lack of it), none of the so-called medical research groups are legitimate. None. Any cancer research group’s worst nightmare is a cure. That would put them out of business. Worse, they know perfectly well about Dr. Lorraine Day’s simple cure for any illness, particularly including cancer. And Dr. Bruno Comby’s. And Dr. Henry Bieler’s. Could Dr. Robert Beck’s simple cure for AIDS and malaria have eluded researchers? Not bloody likely!
Hey, tell you what, how about saving the postage paid reply envelopes from the begging bowl outfits and pack a bundle of them off to me once a month? I’ll use them to ask them questions and I’ll report the results on my web site for you. Wayne, Bx 360, Hancock NH 03449.
Hi Ho Silver!
A mail order ad just came for a Micro-Particle Home Colloidal Silver Generator which said the FDA, under pressure from antibiotic manufacturers, has recently forbidden any medicinal claims for silver colloid. I hope it is not a news flash that the FDA does what the pharmaceutical industry wants.
If that’s news, start doing some reading. As far as I can see, the FDA can be trusted almost as much as Mr. Bush.
In addition to their $329 silver generator, which comes with much flimsier silver rods than my $40 kit, they’re also selling a $99 manual on using the stuff. My kit comes with a reprint of an article on making and using it.
If the propaganda barrage getting you ready to get a flu vaccination (this month’s National Geographic starts out with a 30-page flu scare article) has you even marginally concerned, look into the silver colloid route. The stuff costs around $29 for a bottle at the health store, or about a penny a gallon to make on the kitchen table with my kit. It takes about five minutes to set up and twenty minutes to brew.
I recommend it for rinsing any food which might have E coli or salmonella. The stuff kills any microbes. I’ve had hundreds of people calling and emailing me telling about how fast it wiped out an incipient cold or flu for them. One drop on a cold sore and pffft, they say.
By the way, a colloid is a liquid with tiny ionized particles of something suspended in it. They don’t settle out. And the size of the particles is irrelevant.
Back when silver dollars were actually made out of silver, they were put into milk jars to keep the milk from spoiling.
That’s the high IQ society.
1960 was a busy year for me. I was just starting my amateur radio magazine, which I published for 43 years. I was also president of the Porsche Club…organizing car rallies and speakers for our meetings. And I was helping the Hudson Division Amateur Radio Convention, in charge of getting exhibitors for their convention in New York City.
An article in The Village Voice about Mensa, a high IQ society in England, open to those in the top 1% IQ bracket, got me to send away for their IQ test. Since they’d given me an IQ test at college (Rensselaer), and I’d scored in the top 1/100th percentile…somewhere over 200, beyond their being able to measure, they said…I didn’t think I’d have any problem.
I didn’t. I was the 15th American to qualify.
A few weeks later I got a call from Peter Sturgeon, saying he wanted to start an American Mensa organization. We met at his apartment in downtown Brooklyn (NY). Since I had duplicating and addressing equipment for my magazine, I was made the Secretary. The next few meetings were held in my home, also in Brooklyn.
Peter’s brother, Ted, was the co-author with my good friend Jean Shepherd, of their book, I, Libertine…the only book, as far as I know, that was written after it had been on the New York Times best-seller list for some weeks. That’s a fascinating story…ask me to tell you about it sometime.
My main interest in Mensa was as a way to get intelligent people together to help business and government solve problems. Think tanks.
A couple years later (June 1962) I got thoroughly fed up with New York City and moved, with my new magazine, to New Hampshire. That’s another interesting story. Anyway, Peter named me the New Hampshire Local Secretary and I started organizing monthly dinner meetings…complete with interesting speakers. We usually had 30 to 50 in attendance.
It took a while, but I finally organized a New Hampshire Mensa Think Tank. We met with Senator Gordon Humphrey and asked him to pose a problem for us to try to solve. He came up with a beaut!
He pointed out that all government bureaus and departments have yearly budgets which they propose and get accepted by Congress. Naturally, they’re bigger every year. This is justified by their showing that their previous year’s budgets were totally spent.
The Mensa proposed solution was brilliant. At the end of the year, if there is any money left over unspent in the department’s budget, it would be distributed to the people in that department as a bonus. Then, the next year’s budget would be what the department actually spent the year before.
By the end of three years it’s estimated that most department budgets would be cut in half and government bloat would be punctured.
That would put an end to wasteful spending and personnel growth, as well documented by C. Northcote Parkinson in his books. Run, do not walk, to the library and read his Parkinson’s Law, if you haven’t read it.
While you’re at it, also read his The Law and Profits (Parkinson’s second law) and The Law of Delay (Parkinson’s third law).
Parkinson’s First Law, “Work expands to fill the time available for its completion,” is applied mercilessly to British institutions such as the Admiralty, where the fewer ships they had, the more Admiralty officials and dockyard officials and clerks.
Parkinson’s Second Law: “Expenditure rises to meet income.” Parkinson is a very entertaining writer, but his facts are deadly, as are his conclusions. For instance, how much additional money would you have to earn, including benefits, to pay your doctor for an operation so he will net $800 after taxes? $44,500!
Parkinson’s Third Law: “If there is a way to delay an important decision the good bureaucracy, public or private, will find it.” He points out that “there are young men today who have made a million before they’re 25. This sort of success, as a rule, depends on having left school at 15.” A fun read, and full of great statistics.
Far’s I know, this was the only Mensa think tank ever convened.
When, after 18 years, Mensa HQ bureaucrats insisted on NH Mensa submitting by-laws, I submitted them and resigned. The monthly dinners with speakers became just dinners, and boring (to me, at least). So I dropped out.
A few days ago, I went to a meeting to see how things were going. There were only seven other members there, and they had nothing of interest to talk about.
Having a high IQ is only of value if people have information to work with. I’ve seen no sign that Mensans are reading any more than the rest of the people…which is pretty much not reading. Most of the ones I’ve met are ignorant.
America has some serious problems…such as health (lack of), education (lack of), Iraq, the trade deficit, the budget deficit, terrorism, illegal immigration, oil, social security solvency, flu, and so on. There’s enough to keep several think tanks busy.
R’s D use to be known for its exposé articles. How long will it take, do you suppose, before they run an article on the health care scam?
I looked through a recent issue and counted 29 pages of pharmaceutical ads, 25 and a half pages of ads for food products you should never eat, and 21 pages of ads for everything else. Without the pharm of bad food ads they’d go out of business, and never mind their subscriber’s health. 72% of their ads are for products you should never touch if you want to be healthy.
TB or Not TB
Yes, that is the question.
A recent PBS program showed all the problems doctors were having with new forms of TB (and other diseases) which have adapted to all known antibiotics, and are thus, at present, incurable.
Unfortunately, the one antibiotic which I’m sure would have done the job never even occurred to them.
What was Hypocrites prescription 2,400 years ago? “Let food be thy medicine.” What he should have said was, “Let raw food be thy medicine.”
So, what’s the antibiotic the doctors haven’t thought to try? The human immune system which, if allowed, can kill any microbes, viruses, parasites, fungi, or yeast infection. A barrage of pills, each medication with side effects, plus cooked food, and probably the usual suspects…sugar, coffee and milk.
No matter the plague, there are always a few people who don’t get sick. At all. These are the few with good, strong immune systems.
So, instead of trying to poison the intruding microbes with one antibiotic after another, the idea is to free up one’s immune system from dealing with a steady barrage of toxic stuff so it can route out the offenders and dispatch them.
Tell you what…let’s see if you can figure out a way to get the self-healing message through to doctors and medical researchers. Write or email journalists and TV reporters who cover illness research. At least, the next time they may have some good questions for the doctors.
There must be some way to get doctors and researchers to take off their blinders and start thinking outside the box.
Oh Give Me A Home
Where the buffalo roam
And the deer and the wild turkeys play
Where never is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day.
That’s a pretty good recipe.
Buffalo. Well we humans have been meat eaters for thousands of generations, but virtually all the meat we get at the supermarket isn’t healthy to eat, cooked or raw. The pork can have trichinosis…at least here in America. In most of Europe it’s safe to eat pork raw or rare.
Most of our commercial beef is laced with growth hormones and antibiotics, which we sure don’t need in our bodies. We’re seeing girls going into puberty as young as three, and more and more diseases becoming resistant to antibiotics. PBS did a program on that recently.
Buffalo, on the other hand, are raised on grass instead of fast-fed genetically modified (GM) corn and ground up sick cows, dogs, cats, and chicken manure. The last I’ve seen there still has been no research to find out what the long term safety of GM foods is for humans.
There are two buffalo farms near my home, so my freezer is kept stocked with buffalo meat…mostly liver, which I mince and eat raw. It’s delicious!
And we’ve got deer all over the place. They pulled the pear trees in back of the house apart, enjoying the pear crop. And I frequently have to stop and wait for groups of fifty or more wild turkeys to leisurely cross the road.
Do your best to avoid negative people…and their discouraging words. It’s a real downer when any idea you have is immediately met with negatives. One of the rules for brainstorming sessions is that no negatives are allowed. When someone comes up with an idea, build on it positively instead of tearing it down.
Be positive. There’s much to be said for, “Every day in every way, I’m getting better and better.” Thank Coué for that idea. And then read Barbara Levine’s Your Body Believes Every Word You Say.
Then, a second helping via Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking.
Finally, your eyes and body need sun…so bless the uncloudy days and get outside. No glasses. I’m out there walking the New Hampshire roads and pastures every warm sunny day in shorts with no shirt.
Gee, what about melanoma? Skin cancer? Hey, read my Secret Guide to Health…that’s the fault of your diet, not the sun. And none of that sun-block crapola, either. If you stick to a raw food diet you aren’t going to get skin cancer. Animal tests have repeatedly proven this.
It’s a good rule not to put anything on your skin you don't want absorbed into your body.
As usual, the heated arguers over evolution are people who haven’t bothered to do much reading on the subject. The Bible-believers have read little or nothing about how that book was written and evolved. The Darwin-believers haven’t read the scientific criticisms of his theories.
Oh, Darwin made some good points, and his ideas make sense.
Then there’s “Intelligent Design.”
But, before you close the book (and your mind), there’s one more opinion worthy of consideration. It’s the one that makes the most sense to me. It’s a book by Sir Fred Hoyle, one of the world’s foremost astronomers. It’s his Evolution From Space, where he makes an excellent case for some intelligence somewhere, sometime, seeding the universe with life. And when the seeds, floating through space, land on a hospitable planet, up springs life.
Ever the scientist, Hoyle approaches his theory from several viewpoints…such as the seemingly spontaneous springing up of new life forms, one after another, with no connecting bridge ever having been found between the species.
If your library doesn’t have Hoyle’s books, ask them why the hell not.
Small world department…Hoyle’s co-author was Chandra Wickramasinghe, another well-known astronomer, and a brother of Chitra Wickramasinghe, whom I met in 1959 when I visited Ceylon on an around the world flight. Her mother, Soma, was Ceylon’s only woman amateur radio operator (4S7YL).
Every month there’s a sign out in front of the Hancock church advertising a free community supper. What a great way to get the families out to meet each other! And they arrive by the carload. I’ll bet they fed over a hundred…not bad for our small town of about a thousand.
With my nearest neighbor over a mile away, it takes a community event like this for me to meet the folks who live down the road.
“How’s that new roof on your porch doing?” I was asked.
Being a raw-fooder, I didn’t get in line for the supper…I came to look and take some pictures…but I did succumb to a small slice of what looked like pumpkin pie. It turned out to be indian pudding pie, but delicious. Golly, I haven’t had any indian pudding since the Hancock Inn changed hands a few years ago.
If you live in a major American city you could do worse than take your family on vacation somewhere away and upwind of the city, at least until November 2nd, the end of this year’s Ramadan.
While you’ve been watching the Yankees, the Red Sox, and Law and Order, the radical Muslims have been busy going to their 15,000 American mosques, 90% of which are reported to be radical, funded by the Saudis. The impassioned message they’ve been getting from their clerics is that America is the Great Satan and all Americans must die. Jihad! Jihad!
They’re passing the hat for al Qaeda. One small mosque in Brooklyn (NY) has collected over $24 million to help fund terrorism in America.
It won’t hurt, just in case, to pack some water and food in the car’s trunk. Oh, and if you’ve got ’em, contamination suits and a Geiger counter.
But then, nothing like this has ever happened before, so why worry? Our Homeland Security people and FEMA will take care of things…like they did in New Orleans. Our Border Patrol and Customs people would never let terrorists sneak into America anyway.
Your government, using your hard-earned money, has made the United States the most hated country in the world.
We have the most expensive health care system in the world, and we come in about 19th in health. We have, by far, the most expensive public school system in the world and our students come in at the bottom in science, math and reading.
Oh, we’re also, by far, the most indebted nation.
And we’re the sheep with blinders on paying for all this mess. We’re kept semi-happy with ball games, cop shows, and Maury Povich.
Five hundred billion for this, three hundred billion for that.
Did’ja read about the quarter million Homeland Security shelled out for a tanker truck for Yarmouth, Maine? Check the June Reader’s Digest for a long list of egregious waste. Like a trailer for a Texas town to be used to take lawn mowers to lawn mower races. Look, sucker, that’s your money. It’s what started out as a 2% tax on the wealthy has grown to almost 50% on all of us over the years.
Have you watched the 60 Minutes exposés of incredible military waste?
And how about those billions spent on the shuttle and space stations? Betcha didn’t know that scientists tell us that not one single scientific development has ever been accomplished by them. I won’t even get into an argument with you over the Vietnam war, or Nixon’s distraction effort, the faked Moon landings.
Now we’re seeing billions more for a new NASA Moon and Mars show.
Oh, you still believe we really did go to the Moon 30 year ago? That’s only because you have accepted what the media have fed you and haven’t bothered to do any research. You sure haven’t bothered to read my $5 Moondoggle book, which cites 45 good reasons to see the Apollo missions as hoaxes. Or did you miss the movie, “Capricorn One”?
Well, gee, so we’re being fleeced, what can one person do about it?
Step one is to get angry. Step two is to realize that one person can change a town. A few dozen can change a state. Oh, where is Perot and his Reform Party when we need them?
My solution to the Washington pork barrel is to Never Re-elect Anyone! In that way, in a few years the D.C. toilet will get flushed. NRA! I don’t care if you’re a Republican or Democrat, just never re-elect anyone. That’ll get the professional politicians out of government.
The federal government could be cut 90% and we’d all benefit. Few of those bureaucracies are making your life better.
You probably read about FEMA paying Carnival Cruise Lines $236 million to house Katrina victims in three ships. That’s an average of $2,550 per week, vs. the $599 the line usually charges per person for a seven day Caribbean cruise. I’ll bet none of those “victims” ever had it so good.
And, you’ve read about the no-bid billion-dollar jobs Haliburton has gotten in New Orleans and Iraq. Funny coincidence: Cheney used to be the head honcho at the company.
After reading Dr. Robert Cohen’s Milk, The Deadly Poison, I sure didn’t want to drink any more of that stuff. Ugh! So I shifted to soy milk to go with my morning ounce of All Bran and bananas, strawberries, and wild raspberries, blueberries or blackberries from our fields. The meal is mostly fruit.
But I’ve been reading more and more warnings about soy. It seems that genistein, a type of estrogen found in soy products, if causing human sperm to lose fertility. If you’re shooting blanks, maybe it’s time to drop soy products from your menu. Look at the fine print on energy bars, etc.
Experiments with newborn pigs and soy-based infant formula caused intractable digestive problems. And rat mothers who were fed soy products had babies that never achieved sexual development.
Even worse, more and more soy is being grown using genetically modified seeds (GM), and foods using these have never been tested by or for the FDA for their effects on people.
So, if milk is bad, and soy milk is bad, where do I turn? To raw milk, of course. And there are several farms nearby making it available…or the town farmer’s market. Almost every town has a weekly farmer’s market. The milk comes from local Jersey cows that have never known a hormone shot, antibiotics or a feed lot. Loaded with cream. A two-quart bottle lasts me a couple of weeks. I get a couple dozen eggs at the same time. Free-ranging chickens, of course.
Maybe you missed the Business Week July 18, 2005 five page article exposing the heart surgery scam. And the Time exposé (February 19, 2001). And haven’t yet read my Secret Guide to Health. Or Dick Quinn’s Left For Dead.
Hey, guys, you’re messing with a $100 billion a year industry. At many hospitals cardiac units have become major profit centers.
Heart by-pass surgery, angioplasty and stents don’t extend anyone’s life. Worse, unless you change your diet you’re going to be back in the hospital again in a year or two for another “procedure.”
Dr. Hadler, of the University of North Carolina, says by-pass surgery, “should have been relegated to the archives 15 years ago.” He points out there’s a one to two percent chance of dying during a by-pass operation, and a 40% chance of permanent brain damage. Like those odds? Further, he says, “An alarming number never return to the workforce or describe themselves as well again.”
Dr. Fisher, of the Dartmouth Medical School says, ”We’re wasting 30% of health-care spending on stuff with no benefit and perhaps causing harm.”
The U.S. spends 2-1/2 times as much on so-called healthcare per person as any other country, and we come in about 24th in health among developed nations.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that there is a connection between what you eat and how well your body is working. So, when something breaks down, maybe it’s time to consider a diet change.
So, let’s see…the standard medical approach to treating heart disease is very expensive and doesn’t work. The standard medical approach to treating cancer is hugely expensive, and doesn’t work…see www.drday.com for the proof of that. Is this enough to raise a slight suspicion in your mind about how honest the medical industry is with us on everything else?
I view the whole medical industry, including Big Pharma, as a bigger scam than the WMD Bush (via Rumsfeld’s terrible planning) used to get us into the Iraq quagmire.
Judging from the huge audience listening to the Art Bell show every night, there sure are an awful lot of people who have insomnia. I’ve probably written about this before, but it’s been long enough to do it again. It’s Uncle Wayne’s way to fall asleep almost instantly. If you haven’t any problem with this, and don’t know anyone who has, skip on to the next subject.
Okay, here’s the easy route to the Nod Land.
The secret is to condition yourself, mind and body. We are creatures of habit, so let’s recognize it and start using habits to make life easier for us. Every time, from now on, when you go to bed, get into the same comfortable position. Pretty soon, every time you get into that position, you’ll be on an express train to Nod.
Make sure your bedroom is as totally dark as you can make it. Our bodies are hard wired to sleep best when we keep them in total darkness. Like before the light bulb.
Now, consciously relax your body, one piece at a time. Feel how heavy your arms are. Your legs.
Next, you need to still that racing brain which may be buzzing about something. Think the word “zzzzooo.” Over and over…”zzzzzooooo.”
When I am going to sleep I set the alarm in my brain for when I want to wake up. If it’s an afternoon nap, I set it for an hour. Bingo, I wake up within a minute or two exactly an hour later. Your mind will do whatever you tell it to. At night I set my mental alarm for six hours. No matter what time I go to bed, no matter how worrisome the day, I’m asleep in seconds and my mind awakens me six hours later. And this is something anyone can do.
End of today’s lesson. Please remember to pay your dues by teaching this technique to any friends that can use the help. And tell ’em about my Secret Guide to Health.
When I was at the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, back in 1950, we had fun turning to someone, snapping our fingers, and asking, “What time is it?” Most people had a flash answer that was correct to the minute. Your subconscious mind knows what time it is…if someone suddenly asks.
While We Were Asleep
It started with American losing it’s electronic industry to Asia. Then clothing. And then the manufacturing of almost everything else. Next we started off-shoring white collar work to Asia. Routine work that used to take acres of people at calculators was computerized, and then moved to Asia.
If you stop to think about it, America has been financing the growth of the Asian countries. Is there an end to this line?
Maybe you saw the recent 60 Minutes show where more and more Americans are going to India for their operations…at about a tenth the cost here.
In America we have about a 300-million person market. In Asia it’s three billion…ten times the size. And millions of those poor Chinese coolies and Indian Untouchables are starting businesses and moving into the middle, touchable class. With a market ten times ours, they’ll be able to make any products their market demands. So, what will we be able to sell them? They’re graduating far more engineers and scientists than we are already. How long will we be able to maintain a technological lead in any field?
So here we are with serious weaknesses which our government is ignoring. Our school graduates are coming out at the bottom on international tests, and the spread is widening every year. We are near the bottom in terms of our savings rate. We’re way behind in energy and water conservation, research investment, and worker training.
Then there’s that 15-point Chinese and Japanese IQ advantage over us. They’re smarter.
Sure, we could boost kid’s IQs by about 50 points, but as far as I know (which is pretty far), I’m the only one pushing to educate parents on how to do it.
My $30 radio-controlled wrist watch was made in China. Ditto my $13 telephone with caller ID and calculator, iPod, computer, shoes, shirt, digital cameras, TVs, and VCRs. My pants are from United Arab Emirates. That’s Asia, too.
The first step is to be aware of what’s happening. Next, think about it and come up with some plans for the survival of America in a future that isn’t all that far off. As it is, Asia is going to be eating our lunch. And then dinner, too.
We’re already importing far more than we’re exporting. Fortunately, for the time being, the Asian countries are taking IOUs for the difference. And the gap is growing every year. How soon will they stop buying Treasury Bills and investing in American companies? Uh, oh!
If our country is going to survive we need to make big changes. And soon. We need smarter kids far better educated, and a strong emphasis on creativity and entrepreneurialism.
We also need to remember that the Chinese and Japanese, in particular, study the tactics of war…and that business, for them, is war.
We may have the biggest armed forces in the world, but we’re pathetically vulnerable to the business juggernaut Asia is building. With our money.
How many requests do you get a week for donations? Obviously these letters work, otherwise I wouldn’t keep getting them. Endlessly.
Tell you what, the next time your heart strings have you grabbing your check book, see if you can get a little information first. Ask them for a financial statement showing what percentage of the donations are going for these mail solicitations, what percentage for salaries, overhead and promotion of the benefit organization and what percentage actually reach the intended targets.
No, you aren’t going to get an answer, because if you knew the facts they’d never get another dollar from you.
There are outfits raking in millions supposedly to help the Katrina victims, homeless, kids, politicians, research cancer, diabetes, AIDS, and so on. For my money (or, lack of it), none of the so-called medical research groups are legitimate. None. Any cancer research group’s worst nightmare is a cure. That would put them out of business. Worse, they know perfectly well about Dr. Lorraine Day’s simple cure for any illness, particularly including cancer. And Dr. Bruno Comby’s. And Dr. Henry Bieler’s. Could Dr. Robert Beck’s simple cure for AIDS and malaria have eluded researchers? Not bloody likely!
Hey, tell you what, how about saving the postage paid reply envelopes from the begging bowl outfits and pack a bundle of them off to me once a month? I’ll use them to ask them questions and I’ll report the results on my web site for you. Wayne, Bx 360, Hancock NH 03449.
A Second Opinion
Every day I get a few doctor letters or newsletters, usually with the good doctor’s photo on the front page, complete in his white coat, with a stethoscope hanging around his neck. One thing they all have in common is they’re selling products. And people are buying them or they wouldn’t keep sending out these expensive mailing pieces.
A letter from Dr. James Michels caught my eye because it started out, “Most everything you have been taught about health, nutrition, illness and disease is erroneous.” He goes on, “The only thing that can cure an illness or disease is your body, provided you supply your body with the specific nutritional information it is designed to understand.” “Toxins are silent killers. All diseases are nothing more than different expressions of toxicity…every disease you’ve ever heard of is caused by toxicity…toxicity from putting incorrect nutrition into your body.”
“No doctor has ever cured an illness or disease. No medicine has ever cured an illness or disease. The only thing that can cure an illness or disease is your body.…there are no incurable diseases…what can’t be cured is incurable attitudes.” He goes on to say that your body will heal itself if you give it the nutrition it’s designed to use.
So what’s gone wrong? “Imagine the Garden of Eden compared with today’s environment.”
Make that incurable beliefs and you’ve got it.
Dr. Michels’ prescription is $246 worth of his supplements a month. Mine is to change to a raw food diet. Your choice.
He’s right about toxins, but what he doesn’t mention is that when you cook food it becomes toxic as far as your body is concerned, and you’re on the slow road to some kind of illness. You certainly suspect that some of the stuff you’re putting into your body isn’t healthy…like sugar, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and so on. Oh, and mercury, aspartame, and most of the stuff in packaged foods “to preserve freshness.”
The details are in my Secret Guide to Health.
All those prescriptions you’re buying are to quiet the alarm system (pain) your body uses to warn you that it’s in trouble.
Like Muslims and their belief in the Koran, Americans are going to their deaths believing in doctors. Incurably believing. The concept that if you stop poisoning your body it will stop being sick doesn’t make it through the wall of belief.
Aliens Among Us
No, not ETs, I’m referring to the flood of illegal aliens pouring over the border from Mexico. By the millions. How long are you going to let the guys you elected to speak for you in Washington turn their back on this mess?
What can be done? Hey, that’s easy. The laws against sneaking over the border are already there, it’s just that they’re not being enforced…mainly due to political pressure (a polite term for re-election campaign bribery) by the industries looking for el cheapo workers.
Okay, step one…make it painful to hire undocumented workers. Like a thousand dollar a day fine each. Retroactive.
Step two, no driver’s licenses, welfare, Medicare, Medicaid, public school for your kids, or other handouts.
Step three…the language in America is English. No more foreign language radio or TV programs. Or newspapers. In school we can teach English-speaking kids foreign languages, but no more classes in Spanish (etc.) for kids who haven’t yet learned English. You want to take advantage of our free public school system? Then, dammit, learn to read, write and speak English…and have documented parents.
Let’s make sure all government forms are in English and only English.
Our language is English, not Spanish, Arabic, French, German, or Korean, so let’s insist that stores have their signs in our language too.
Legal immigrants should understand that when they come here they are going to speak English and join the melting pot that America is famous for. In the past we’ve turned millions of Italians, Germans, French, English, Irish, Poles, and so on, into Americans. Let’s discourage this Italian-American, German-American and other hyphenated efforts to maintain old country traditions. If you come here you must commit to being an American, not a half-American. If you don’t like them apples, go back where you came from.
The ETs, who are not costing us a bundle, are welcome. They all seem to know English just fine.
With no apologies to vegan Dr. Day, Dr. Douglass’ Real Health Breakthroughs newsletter says what I’ve read several places before…not eating enough protein lowers testosterone levels. That causes a decline in sexual function, muscle loss, reduced red blood cells (anemia), and damage to bones, a.k.a., osteoporosis. He says the vegans he knows are sickly looking, passive and cranky.
Well, how about soy for protein? He points out that starving Africans have to eat soy…that’s all they can afford. But the only African tribes that are vigorous and healthy live exclusively on animal products, like the Masai. He says, “You need animal protein and fat, pure and simple.”
So how about eating raw meat? Well, I do and I love it! Conditioning is such that many people gag at the whole idea. How did they manage to get through childhood without grabbing some bites of raw hamburger? Then there’s steak tartare, the French dish, which is raw hamburger with some egg yolk and capers. Ordering sashimi in Japanese restaurants will bring you a big plate of raw fish and some sauce to dip it in. Mmm.
I get whole cow’s livers from local organic farms, slice ’em up and freeze all but a few slices for later use, and eat a big healthy slice several times a week with my dinner salad.
I sear it for a couple of seconds on each side to warm it up, cut it into chunks, and then drop the chunks into my little Ultimate Chopper for a one-second zizz to puree it. A little sea salt and pepper and it’s ready to eat.
The soy-ginger salad dressing Wendy’s offers with their salads got me hooked, so I’ve been using Drew’s Soy-Ginger dressing, with a dash of maple syrup.
The salad mix I like best has kale, spinach, Swiss chard, bean sprouts, and broccoli sprouts (they take three days to grow in Kitchen Crop sprouters). I chop it in a Cuisinart, making about a week’s worth at a time. Then, I put a handful of the salad mix in a bowl, sprinkle on minced Brazil nuts, almonds, walnuts and flax seed. Delicious, and about as healthful as anything is going to get.
If you’ve heard me on radio interviews you know I’m not cranky or passive…I laugh a lot. I’m having a great time.
D’ja miss the Discovery Channel movie about the Yellowstone volcano erupting? Well, you probably missed last year’s The Day After Tomorrow too. Just a couple more disaster movies. Big deal.
In the movie the Yellowstone volcano, the largest in the world, didn’t erupt with a huge explosion, like Mt. St. Helens in 1980, it spewed ash from several vents. And the scientists all talked in kilometers instead of miles, so those viewers not adept at the conversion probably didn’t understand how big the Yellowstone caldera is. The 57 kilometers they cited comes to 34 miles across the rim.
But the 800° ash pretty much wiped out a good part of the country, including all power and transportation.
Okay, it was “just” a movie.
Unfortunately, the basic premise that Yellowstone could blow pretty soon is rooted more than is comfortable in scientific fact. Several experts have issued warnings in the last couple years that Yellowstone is getting ready to blow. Professor William McGuire at the University College of London said in 2003 that the Yellowstone Super Volcano was expected to erupt soon and that all life within 600 miles would be killed by the explosion, falling hot ash, or lava flows. He predicted that 600 cubic miles of lava would pour out of the volcano. Other geologists have predicted that the explosion could be up to 10,000 times that of Mt. St. Helens.
Two people I know personally, both with good precognitive records, had a vision of the coming eruption the same night in March 2003. Both have built underground bunkers to protect their families, complete with plenty of food and emergency power.
The whole story is in my $3 64-page Disaster book.
So what’s causing all this? I suspect it’s the same thing that’s causing more and more major volcanoes around the world to erupt…and causing bigger and more frequent earthquakes. And that’s global warming, as predicted by Professor James McCanney in his Planet-X, Comets and Earth Changes.
Yes, You Can!
It’s time to put down the remote, get up off the sofa, and get busy making things happen. Hey, if I can do it, why not you?
The fact is, that with very few limitations, you can do anything you really want to. Yes, you can become an expert on cold fusion, a race car driver, a horseman, or a digital electronics pro. All it takes is the will to do it, which is an internal drive to succeed.
You can get good at anything you want to…the same way I have…through determination and perseverance. Any skill you want to develop is going to take hard work. Physical skills mean finding good teachers and then keeping at it until you’ve built the coordination that lets you excel. Developing your mental skills usually means finding your teachers via their books…since that gives you access to the best in the world.
The only things we fear in life are those we don’t understand. Once we understand things we may respect them (as I do high voltage), but we’ll no longer fear them. So, I’m careful when I’m swimming with sharks, but I go ahead and do it.
Health, wealth, happiness and endless fun are all waiting, but not for the unmotivated. The truth is you make your luck. The harder I work the luckier I am. You can build skills and knowledge, or you can watch ball games, smoke, drink, and waste your life and mind with think-free TV.
Okay, it’s your deal, so pick up the cards and let’s see what your future holds.
In my Secret Guide to Wealth, my prescription for money and the freedom to enjoy it lies in having your own business. However, if you’re trapped in a job, how’s about setting up a small home-based spare time business?
It’s particularly comforting to have a cushion already in place in case your job gets downsized, outsourced, or suddenly evaporates for any other reason.
When I was looking for some extra income I set up Radio Bookshop, a home-based business selling books of particular interest to radio amateurs by mail. I ran small ads in an amateur radio magazine.
My first ad pulled only four sales. Uh-oh, I’m in trouble! But, by the time the dismal result was obvious I’d okayed the magazine to run it a second month. So, I kept it going. By the fourth month I was being kept busy with around four hundred orders a month.
The book retailing business is great. You get a 40% discount from the publisher and, essentially, you don’t have to pay the bill until you sell the books. And, you can return unsold books for credit.
I added more and more books to my ads and pretty soon my mother had to help me with keeping my inventory in stock and shipping orders. It made so much money my mother and dad were able to take a European vacation on the profits.
Okay, here’s your opportunity, if you’d like to get started in the mail order book business. How about helping me change the world in health, wealth and wisdom by selling my books. My three secret guides sell for $30, so you’ll net $12 for every sale. If you only sell my Secret Guide to Health, you’ll get $8.
Here’s a book that everyone in the world really should read. Further, you can offer a money-back guarantee. Many of my customers have ordered more copies for their families and friends, and no one has ever returned a book for a refund…and I’ve got over 50,000 copies sold so far.
I should have thought of this franchising plan long ago, but instead, one of my customers came up with it. So, why not? Here’s a book that should be selling by the millions. It’s a book that has changed thousands of lives and could revolutionize our pharmaceutical, medical, and food industries.
It’s a business that you can get started with no up-front investment. That’s right, nada.
Here’s how it works. Think up a good name for your mail order book business. Then design a small ad and run it in a local newspaper. Offer my book for $20, plus $3 s/h (in the US). When you get an order, send it to me via e-mail or regular mail. I’ll pack and ship the book for you. At the end of the month you send me the $12 for the book, plus the $3 s/h. You keep the $8 profit.
It isn’t very difficult to set up MC/Visa credit card payment.
Any of my books are available on this deal, so put together a catalog and send it to your customers if they ask for more information.
The next step will be to look for other books to add to your list…like some of those reviewed in my Secret Guide to Wisdom. Pretty soon you’ll be running full page ads in newspapers and magazines, like I did with Radio Bookshop…and keeping your family busy helping you.
My $40 silver colloid-making kit (#82a) will bring you a $16 profit…and every family should have one. That stuff costs about a penny a gallon to make and works miracles with colds, flu, rashes, cuts, and so on.
So, are you ready to make some extra income? Or will procrastination win out…again?
And just think of the karma! Every one of my health books you can get into people’s hands has the potential for saving several lives. Remember, as Dr. Lorraine Day says, “There are no incureable illnesses.”
With communications and transportation costs dropping, more and more factories and jobs are moving to lower wage countries. So, what’s going to replace the lost jobs here in America? Do you see any other answer than our workers being better educated and better skilled than those offshore, and thus worth the higher pay we need?
And that comes down to education.
I hope it is no surprise to you that our school system has slowly been disintegrating. Our public schools, though costing far more than those in other countries are turning out less and less educated students. The SATs have had to be watered down. Student grades have been inflated. Dropout rates are at an all time high, and rising. School costs per pupil have been escalating, where our costs are way higher than any other country. Yet our kids are coming in at the bottom on international tests.
The 19th century public school model isn’t working any more. Worse, none of the experiments trying to fix it have shown much promise. The answer isn’t more of the same. The answer is we’d better come up with Plan B. Or else!
Do I have any ideas on what we can do? Of course I do, or I wouldn’t have brought it up.
Basically, I’m proposing that we rethink the whole educational system. No, make that revolutionize it, starting from ground zero.
Okay, we want smarter, better educated and skilled people. So, let’s start from the beginning…conception. Let’s do our best to get the word out to potential parents that their actions, even before conception, can have a profound effect on their children…lowering intelligence and causing birth defects. That means no smoking, no alcohol, no drugs…legal or illegal, no coffee, no dental amalgam fillings, no fluorided water, no chlorine,, and so on.
There are several things parents can do during the prenatal period that will help increase a baby’s IQ. We need to get the word out about them. We want births to be as minimally traumatic for the baby as we can organize. And then, there are quite a few things we can do in the first years which will help increase a baby’s IQ. I’ve written about them, but I should put them all together in a book.
In all, there’s every expectation that we can increase baby IQs by about 50 points over today’s average. Near geniuses, really.
Okay, now we want to start getting those brains loaded with data to work with. A computer, no matter how powerful, if useless without data.
Fortunately, babies are naturally geared to learn, right from birth. All we have to do is make the learning easy and fun. As soon as a baby’s brain is geared to learn language, instead of one we can expose them to five, ten or twenty languages. The fact is that during this period babies can learn almost any number of languages, be able to speak them with no accent, and think in any of them with no confusion. And what a brain expander this is!
By making distance learning products such as DVDs available on any subject a baby wants to know about, they won’t have to wait for kindergarten or the first grade.
We’ll want to have videos available which will promote a child’s interest in learning. That’s advertising the distance learning programs. Instead of mandatory curriculums in schools, kids will learn what they want, when they want., and because they want.
Will this work?
It already has been proven by the Sudbury Valley School in Framingham (MA), where kids from four to twenty do exactly that. There’s no curriculum. The kids are not separated by age. There are no tests or grades. The kids re there to learn and they love it. The graduates have no problem getting into an college. The kids are each individuals, not part of a junior or sophomore class.
We want kids to be high-tech whizzes. No problem, they’ll love to learn math when it’s presented right, and ditto all of the scientific subjects. Our child geniuses will lap it up.
One surprise this approach will provide will be a new generation of creative artists, musicians, composers, writers, and so on. Our current school system is murder on creativity.
If America is going to avoid one hell of a crash we’d better get serious about changing the status quo. We’re losing one industry after another to China and we’re losing white collar routine jobs to India. We need to generate more jobs to replace those lost.
In China in 2002 40% of all their college graduates were in engineering and science, as compared to 5% in America. Is that a hint?
In our own workforce one third of all workers with science and engineering doctorates are foreign born. If they decide to go back home we’re in serious trouble.
The future is in technology and we want to at least keep the R&D here.
It is normal to be angry with someone who has done you in. But hate wears you down without hurting the one you hate. It’s like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die.
Get over it and move on.
The more I read, the more thankful that 80 years ago my mother was wise on nutrition. Well, she cooked eggs and bacon, and toasted the whole wheat bread for breakfast. But no coffee, no Danish, no cold cereal. And no white toast, no jam, no soda pop or cola. She fixed hot cereal for breakfast, too, but without any sugar.
This came to mind as I thumbed through Harvey & Marilyn Diamond’s Fit For Life. Twenty years old! And I came across the puffed wheat story. I’d forgotten where I’d read it.
Researchers fed groups of rats different food. One group was fed whole wheat, water, vitamins and minerals. A second group was given puffed wheat, and the same water, vitamins and minerals. The first group lived in good health for over a year. The group fed the puffed wheat died in two weeks. And mothers are feeding their kids this poison!
When the researcher went to the company president and told him about it, the president explained that puffed wheat was a $9 million business, so shut up. When he tried to push it further he was fired.
That story just happened to be across the page from the Diamond’s advice on raw food. And there it was, in bold capital letters: “YOUR BODY IS ALIVE AND CAN ONLY BE BUILT WITH LIVING MATERIALS.” Further, “IF YOU WANT TO BE ALIVE, EAT LIVING FOOD!”
So, when are you going to stop eating dead food? And that’s anything that’s been processed or cooked.
Joe was just reelected. Much as I favor NRA, Never reelect Anyone, I could make an exception here. Joe created a tent city jail in Arizona. He’s got jail meals down to 40¢ a serving and charges the inmates for them. He stopped smoking, porno magazines, and coffee. He cut off all but “G” movies and took away cable TV until he found there was a federal court order requiring it, so he rehooked it up, allowing them just the Disney and weather channels. When inmates complained he told them if they didn’t like it, not to come back.
Since more than 90% of the fresh salmon eaten in America is farmed, and since they are fed pellets of ground fatty fish that are loaded with pesticide residues and industrial byproducts (like mercury), please find something less dangerous to eat. Not that ocean-caught salmon are much safer, considering the concentrations of mercury that are found in them.
It’s a shame, since fish, otherwise, is a wonderful raw food. But what we don’t need is any added mercury. I’m thankful that I had all my amalgam fillings removed about twenty years ago. Otherwise, by my age, I could easily have followed my mother into Alzheimer’s.
By the way, Tom Warren was going down hill fast with Alzheimers when he wised up. He’s published Beating Alzheimer’s, 220p, 1991, $14, ISBN 0-89529-488-5, which tells how he reversed it. Getting his amalgam fillings removed was a big part of the secret. I sure wish I’d known about that when my mother was alive.
Nashville schools have stopped posting honor rolls because it embarrasses the underachievers. Spelling bees are also being discontinued. And academic pep rallies. We want kids to feel good about themselves no matter how little they;re learning. And it’s working.
While American students are continuing to come in at the bottom on international tests, they are first in one category: how good they think they’re doing.
Our schools have hidden the truth from them via grade inflation and ever easier SATs. No Child Left Behind, no matter how dumbed down the courses have to get to accomplish it.
Gee, what a surprise when we see one industry after another moving abroad. Well, at least we were inventing the stuff and designing the products. That’s leaving too.
Fewer and fewer Americans are creating anything of value. The rest are shuffling money around, with the government siphoning off over 50% in taxes of one kind or another every payday…none of which is invested in anything that’s going to create value. Well, except perhaps for the military and their conquest of Iraq. The oil generates a lot of value. But how much, if any, of that will be brought to America? Perhaps we’ll do better once we’ve taken over the Iranian oil fields. And then, after a little coup in Saudi Arabia to oust the royal family, we can step in to preserve their oil fields too.
Is it any wonder the balance of payments is going off the charts? Bush 2 is making his dad look like a piker.
Smoking & IQ
With smoking well known to cause serious health problems…like heart attacks and emphysema…and substantially shortening one’s life, it might seem surprising that anyone still smokes.
A new study at British two universities tested smokers vs. non-smokers IQs when they were 11, and then again when they were 65. The smokers showed a substantial intelligence and short term memory loss, making things like remembering shopping lists, playing card games, or doing crossword puzzles more difficult.
Smokers are particularly prone to a second addiction whammy: alcohol.
Researchers believe that the toxic chemicals in smoke go from the lungs into the blood stream, damaging the blood vessels providing the brain with oxygen. Pfft go a few million (or trillion) brain cells. Permanently.
It’s always something…and seldome anything good. Now it’s a danger from laptop computers. Well, it’s only for men who might be considering becoming fathers. At 83, me worry?
What happens is simple. Laptops generate heat. Some get pretty hot. This warms up a man’s scrotum, which decreases a man’s sperm count. Worse, damaged sperm can contribute to birth defects.
With men’s sperm counts plummeting anyway, this additional spermacide isn’t needed. Use a table, or at least move it out to your knees.
How Bad Is It?
How about the elementary school teacher who believed until recently that Alaska was an island…because it’s shown on maps as an inset. Or the college student who was unable to figure out how much 20,000 minus 600 was without a calculator. Another, given the assignment of a two-page essay, turned in a couple of crayon drawings. When the professor told her she was supposed to write an essay, she admitted she had no idea what an essay was.
This is why almost 80% of colleges are offering remedial services. Our primary and secondary schools are a national disgrace. High schools are issuing fraudulent diplomas. Colleges have responded by offering Mickey Mouse courses, complete with grade inflation.
So, with the NEA vigorously fighting any change except smaller classes and higher teacher pay, neither of which have worked in practice, do we try to fix the system which has disintegrated, or do we go with a new technology and start over fresh?
All this has seriously impacted America’s ability to compete with other countries. Our public school system is turning out so few students capable to going to scientific universities that 38% of doctorate holders in our science and engineering work force are foreign-born. Foreigners make up more than half the students enrolled in science and engineering programs.
Can we get our kids interested in science again? Not without either making major changes in our government-run public school system, or replacing it with the concept of personal education, and to hell with the schools.
Insomnia? No way, I’ve got unsomnia. Oh, I can remember what it’s like to toss and turn, my mind racing. Now days, when I’m ready to sleep, I’m out like a light within one minute. Twice a day, too. I sleep six or seven hours at night, plus an hour in the afternoon. Been doing that for most of the last forty years.
How do I do it? Hey, it’s easy. Like every other animal, we’re creatures of habit. So what I do is make my habits work for me. Like going to sleep.
To help quiet the mind, I start by going to bed and reading for a while, or doing a couple of the N.Y. Times crossword puzzles and a cryptogram. When my eyes start to close it’s time to turn off the reading light, turn on my side, put one of my two pillows between my legs, take a few deep breaths, blank out my mind, and imagine softly saying, “zoo…zooo…zooo.” In less than a minute I’m in the Land of Nod. Every time.
It’s a habit.
By the way, it’s important to make sure that your bedroom is as dark as you can make it. Even our skin is sensitive to light, so none of this night light stuff, or a TV left on.
I wouldn’t bring this up if it wasn’t important. If you want scientific confirmation, read Lights Out by Wiley and Formby, Pocket Books, 354 pages, 2000. ISBN 0-671-03867-2. Read it…the book’s packed with interesting information…like that there’s no diabetes, cancer or heart disease among Eskimo populations. The word “Eskimo” is of Red Indian origin and means “people eating raw meat.”
This might possibly get you to wonder why the AMA, FDA, and the cancer research organizations, haven’t bothered to research primitive tribes around the world where cancer is unknown. Maybe not.
A hundred years ago cancer was very rare in America, now it’s hitting half of our families. But then, that was before we had General Mills, General Foods, Kelloggs, pasteurized milk, M&Ms, Oreos and McDonald’s. No, it’s not enough to make anyone actually think. So, roll over, and happy dreams.
Dream about that morning waker-up cup of coffee with pasteurized cream and refined sugar, and a generous slice of Sara Lee coffee cake. Mmmm. Oh, and the eventual prostate or ovarian cancer.
Being on a raw food diet I don’t have to worry about cancer…or any other diseases. And, I get a good solid night’s sleep…within a minute of turning over and closing my eyes. Zzzzzzz.
The one present that stands out from my childhood was the certificate for ten horseback riding lessons when I was twelve. Wow! That was a present that kept on giving. All my life.
We were living in Washington, D.C., so I got to ride in Rock Creek Park. The stable had a beautiful Arab horse, just the right size for a twelve-year-old. Western saddle? No way! I learned with an English saddle and got the hang of it right off. Within a few lessons I was taking my horse through jumps.
We moved from Washington to Brooklyn (NY) a year later and I forgot about riding.…until I was thirty and started my first business. One of the first things I did was take a class put on by the Advertising Club of New York. What I learned has been invaluable in all of my businesses. But, one day, for some reason, the class went horseback riding together. Wow!
I bought riding clothes and started taking lessons again. And then more lessons. I bought my own Arab and went riding almost every day on the beaches of Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn, just a few minutes from my home. I trained him so well I could go out with him with groups with no bridle. I was a show-off, telling my horse to stop, turn around, then to trot or gallop, and so on. The secret was imperceptible knee and leg signals, not what I was saying. My horse and I loved it.
When I went on trips I’d often rent a horse…in Santa Monica, San Francisco, Chicago, Phoenix, Las Vegas, St. Thomas, Paris, Cairo (riding all around the Pyramids), and so on. I even went to some dude ranches in upstate New York. In Sarasota the stable was part of the Ringling Brothers winter quarters. The manager saw me riding and asked if I’d exercise Starlit Night, their top show horse. What an experience that was! He knew all the leg signals and we had a fantastic time showing off together.
If you have any kids, give them riding lessons. English.
The more skills you can get your kids to master, the better. Encourage it, but don’t force it. It has to be fun, not work. Bicycle riding, skating, juggling, card and slight of hand tricks, skiing, snowboarding, archery…you make a list.
The more money the Fed releases, the less it’s worth. But, that isn’t all there is to it, though it explains why a nickel subway ride of my youth now costs $1.25. And the same for a nickel cone. Heck, my first Porsche cost $3,300 brand new in 1957. My used Chris Craft Express Cruiser cost $1,500 in 1955, and the same for my Tecraft airplane on floats. A $10,000 a year salary then was a big deal. Think about $200,000 today.
My first job, as chief engineer of a 1,000 watt broadcast station, paid 50¢ an hour, and I had to get pressure put on by the local VFW to get overtime pay for working an 80-hour week.
There’s another kind of inflation. Before WWII it was highly unusual for women to be in the workforce. Most were housewives, busy bringing up their children. When the men went to war, the women filled in, putting their babies in child care centers.
After the war, women kept right on working, thereby about doubling the average household income. Hey, now we can buy a better home. Instead, home prices went up to match the new family incomes. And so did everything else. Everything was the same except it took two people working to live the same life as they did with only one working. Everything cost twice as much as before. It was just the same as printing more money.
It’s the same with college. Back, when a relatively small percentage of men went to college, college grads made considerably more money than high school grads. So naturally parents wanted their kids to do well, so they sent them to college. The glut of college grads soon narrowed the pay advantage.
These days college grads have an average of over $20,000 of debt and are having difficulty finding a job that will let them pay off the debt. Many small businesses could care less if a job applicant has a college degree. And larger companies are busy downsizing and outsourcing all they can to keep costs down.
How long will it be before teens (and their families) wise up to the fact that they can get an infinitely better and more practical education in a fraction of the time and cost, just by reading books?
That’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, NY. As an alum and generous donor I received a copy of the 2004 President's Report. If there's ever a prize for the absolute worst of the genre, this will be the hands down winner. No contest.
No expense was spared to make it unreadable. Like using light gray sans-serif type on white paper. And I loved opening it up to page 1, where a 12 x 17-inch photo of overweight President Shirley Ann Jackson Ph.D. (who’s black) looked smugly out at me with a slight sneer from a two-page spread. Sigh.
Yeah, I spent four years there, taking courses I can barely remember…none of which have ever been of any value to me in the many businesses I’ve been in. Funny thing, I’ve talked to hundreds of college grads and they all have about the same story.
We go through twelve years of public school and four to six years of college, all to pass tests on stuff, little of which is going to be of much value to us in our careers. Many are able to emerge from this grinder not even able to read proficiently. It’s about time for a change. A big change.
Kids are going to wake up to the fact that they can learn things that interest them and will be valuable in their careers in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the expense. The idea of a college education is so thoroughly embedded in most parent’s and kid’s minds that the transition from brainwashed belief to a thinking decision is going to take time.
RPI, with the president and the 47-member Board of Trustees, apparently totally unaware of how technology is changing the world…quite a feat for a technical institute…are building more buildings and continuing with the usual classrooms, rows of desks, and courses taught via almost daily tests of textbook short-term memorization.
I’ll keep the 2004 Report handy in case you’re ever in the vicinity. You have to see it to believe it.
No, they aren’t being made by a couple of mischievous old British farmers, Doug and Dave. The fact is that scientists have no explanation for how or why they have been appearing. They’re formed in seconds, and have been documented as early as 1678 in Oxford, England. Over 10,000 have been cataloged in 29 countries worldwide.
Generally the plants are bent about an inch above the soil and the stems are slightly burnt around the base. Scientists have never been able to duplicate the phenomenon. Crop circle researchers have run into some really weird effects. Like when one researcher went back into the circle to get a notebook he’d left behind. The group waited a while and then went back into the circle to see what had happened to him. He’d disappeared. A half hour after he disappeared he suddenly came walking out of the circle, notebook in hand. When they asked what had happened to him, he said he’d just been gone maybe two minutes.
Researched often find their watches have lost time while they’ve been in a circle.
If you haven’t been keeping up with this weirdness, you’ve missed seeing pictures of some truly remarkable patterns. They suddenly appear, last a day or so and the crops straighten up again. Start looking for information and pictures on the Web…www.lovely.clara.net. Some are larger that a couple football fields, laid down with precision. Also www.cropcircleconnector.com
Crop Circles Revealed by Judith Moore and Barbara Lamb, 270 pages, 8-1/2x10 inches, endless color and b&w photos, ISBN 1-89182-432-5, $25, www.lighttechnology.com.
The best explanation I’ve heard so far is that they are date markers for time travelers. That makes sense. What else that’s distinctive is only around for a day or two?
Many years ago, when I saw pictures of the cave paintings from 17,000 years ago which had the same flying saucers in them we’re seeing today, the only explanation that made sense was time travel. No civilization makes the same model of anything for ten years, much less 17,000.
So, what would be one of the first things they’d do when they invented time travel? They’d go back and take pictures of major historical events. Which explains why Alexander The Great described them in his diaries as hovering over his battles. It might also explain the often reported Men In Black. We don’t know the rules of time travel, but it seems reasonable that if they do something that changes history, a team would have to be sent back to undo the damage.
Crazy? How’d you like to go back a hundred years and explain about supersonic jets, cellphones, the Internet, and cars with built-in navigation systems?
Okay, what can be done about that mess in Iraq? Is there any honorable way out of it? Hey, I proposed a practical way for us to solve the Vietnam war, but few people paid any attention to me at the time.
We preach democracy, but we practice capitalism, and that’s what’s made America so successful. Socialism, in all its phases, has failed everywhere it’s been tested. We are not like ants in an anthill, despite our government’s attempts to make us that way via their compulsory public cookie-cutter school system and fluoride in our drinking water.
Okay, we’re in Iraq and it looks as if we’re mired down with no practical exit strategy. With some of the world’s largest oil reserves, an exit strategy is the last thing the oil interests want. If you’re still buying the weapons of mass destruction gambit, or even a connection between Osama and Saddam, you’ve been spending too much time watching Jerry Springer and not enough considering events.
It’s oil. With the world’s supply running out…that’s right, if you’ve been keeping up with what’s going on you know that far less new oil reserves have been discovered in the last decade than are being used each year. And most of the “new” reserves are old ones that, for tax reasons, hadn’t been declared. The oil barons know this and they want to make sure the Middle-East oil patch is under their control.
If you think two-dollar gasoline is a problem, try to imagine what five-dollar gas could do. Seven-dollar! It could destroy America. Millions are using gas for their one-hour commute to work. At two gallons each way, instead of adding today’s $8 a day to the cost of getting to and from work, picture $15 and $28. A day.
Our farms use gas for tractors and trucks. Food is moved by truck, not the railroads. Zoom will go food prices…and the prices for everything else.
No, we can’t let our total dependence for survival depend on some oil sheiks, so we’ve invaded Iraq. And we’ve made it clear that Iran is next in the cross-hairs. Is it their potential to go nuclear or their oil wells that are really worrying Bush-Cheney and companies?
Will you be surprised if there’s a coup in Arabia, executing the royal family? I see it coming, with America stepping in to protect the largest oil deposits in the world from exploitation by the coup leaders.
Oh, there I go on a rant, and I was starting to propose a way to solve the continuing war in Iraq.
By now very few Americans buy any ties between Iraq and Al-qaida, the Taliban, or Osama. And the realization that Rumsfeld’s attack planning was an overall disaster has been sinking in. Throwing 400,000 Iraqi army and government workers instantly out of work, with no way to feed their families, and providing no protection against looting, no police, with just an Army of American kids with no police training on hand was a recipe for the ensuing catastrophe.
So here we are, with a country where the people are poorly educated, where there are no major industries or products to attract foreign exchange, where the only resource has been oil, and that revenue went to the government, not the people…permitting Saddam to build fabulous palaces all around the country. Oh, and a few wily UN conspirators to get a few billions in the so-called oil-for-food program.
If we’re going to get Iraq on its feet we’re going to have to help provide education and finance the starting and growth of businesses.
By the way, I’ve been Iraq, so I’m not working totally from imagination.
Just as I’ve proposed the formation of business incubators in every town as a way to help New Hampshire never suffer another recession, this concept could be implemented in Iraq.
A business incubator would include a local lawyer, accountant, printer, banker, and advertising person. This group would help entrepreneurs make business plans, get financing from the government (and guarantee it) and then serve on the board of directors of the incubated business.
Singapore went from being a poverty-stricken city to one of the Asian tigers via a similar route 45 years ago. Singapore was so poor that when Malaysia was freed from British rule it wanted nothing to do with it, so it was on its own. They turned to the UN for help. A team came and did a study of the resources and the markets within easy shipping distance. Then they went to potential European investors and got busy building high-rise apartment buildings to replace the tin-roofed hillside shanties. Six years later Singapore was a power to be reckoned with.
To bring a first class education to Iraq, instead of going the 19th century school model route, let’s think in terms of personal education…where kids and people learn what they want, because they want, and when they want. We have that resource here in America, but we haven’t yet recognized its power, so we’re still sitting kids at desks in rows, using out-of-date text books and at the hands of tenured teachers who often know little about the subjects they’re suppose to teach.
I went through the usual wringer and, you know, in sixteen years of “education” I had just two teachers that were fun. Or even interesting.
Today we have books available, written by the top experts in every field. We have the Internet with thousands of courses available anywhere in the world we connect. There are cassette and video tapes, CDs and DVDs.
Now, do we have to translate all this into Arabic, or will it be easier to teach everyone English? Then they can watch our movies, read our books, and access the Internet information cornucopia.
Let’s get started by putting in radio and TV stations. Broadcasting in English.
Now, business. Iraq is a very fertile country, so how about encouraging the farmers to grow super-organic crops for export? That’s organic crops grown on remineralized land so they have all the minerals our bodies need to be healthy. These would be premium crops that would be compete favorably with European and American crops, grown on farmland laced with chemical fertilizer and pesticides. It’s going to take quite a while for American farms to recover from decades of poisoning and the unreplaced minerals.
As with Singapore, a study of available raw materials and markets will help get new businesses started.
Hey, how about radio and TV interviews with psychics who’ve talked with the deceased to dispel the idea of a bunch of virgins awaiting martyrs.
I’ve got an idea for a product they could make that would sell like crazy in third world countries. The French got their people off their bicycles with the Citröen Deux Cheveaux car. Deux = two and cheveaux = horses. Two horsepower. The seats were made of canvas hanging from iron pipes. So, how about making a two-passenger car, much like a go-kart with a lid, with everything as simple as possible. The global-positioning map can wait for later models. A thousand-dollar car to get ’em off their camels, donkeys, mopeds and scooters. There’d be a big market for ’em in India and China.
Education and business growth will improve lives, taking the steam out of supporting fanatics trying to put the country back a thousand years. Capitalism at work.
Until English takes over in the Arab world there is going to be a huge market for educational products in Arabic, where almost anything except the Koran is in very short supply. There are almost ten times as many English publications per English-speaking person as those in Arabic per Arabic-speaking person.
Well, there are some ideas. If you’re alive and well, this should get your imagination going, coming up with further ideas. Write, and let me know.
If you like what I’m proposing, see what you can do to get me an interview on radio talk shows. Contact the show producers and have ’em get in touch with me. My address and phone number can be found at www.waynegreen.com.
My interest in health apparently is no secret, judging from the daily arrival of health newsletters and product promotions. The flow of this junk also tells me that there are an unlimited number of suckers falling for this stuff.
Like the Wellness Made Easy booklet from the University of California, Berkeley. This beaut tells me to get annual flu shots, plus vaccinations against pneumonia and tetanus. It recommends using a fluoride toothpaste and says not to worry about amalgam fillings…that there’s no evidence the mercury can leach into your bloodstream. It says that “fluoride is crucial in protecting teeth.”
Either they’ve done no homework on these subjects before writing, which is unlikely, or they’ve been bought and paid for by the medical industry. Which do you think?
I love the names of these pseudo newsletters. Vision Science News, New England Heart and Longevity Center, Journal of Alternative Medicine, The Journal of Health Discoveries, Naturally Well Today, American Medical News Bulletin, Sedona Health Letter, Health News, Journal of Natural Wellness, The Worldwide Journal of Lifelong Health, Wellness Advisor, Anti-Aging News, Dr. Atkins’ Health revelations, New Natural Cures, Bottom Line/Health, Life Extension Foundation, Nature City, Advances in Joint and Muscular health, The Heart Health Report, Bob Livingston Letter, Alternatives, Dr. Schultze’s News, Advanced Bio Solutions, North Start Nutritionals, Health & Healing, etc.
Most have a guy in a white coat with a stethoscope around his neck on the front cover. Most are in full color, and many are 11x14 inches. Junk, promoting products you don’t need.
Nature Walks in Southern New Hampshire by Julia Older and Steve Sherman, 238 pages, pocket book, published by the Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy Street, Boston MA 02108, ISBN 1-878239-35-X, $11, 1994. This book is a gem! It has maps and the details on 44 trail walks, as far north as Concord.
With over 40,000 miles of streams, 2,000 lakes and ponds, 182 mountains over 3,000 feet and 46 over 4,000, we have an endless supply of fabulous entertainment, combined with exercise. The state is 86% forested. This book shows that it isn’t only the White Mountains that are fun to walk. We’ve for 12,000 miles of trails! You’ll see a map for each walk, along with a the mileage you’ll cover and the estimated time it’ll take. Let’s see how many of the 44 you can check off this year.
Why am I so intent on destroying the present school system? Why do I want to replace it with what I’m calling personal education? Because our school system, a 19th century development, is an enormously expensive huge waste of time. It’s totally out of date.
Have you ever had a text book that was fun to read? Because I hadn’t yet managed to think for myself, I wasted four years and a ton of money on college. Not one course I took has ever been of benefit to me in any of the businesses I’ve been in.
A bunch of busy-bodies who haven’t done one minute of research on the subject, are pushing for our New Hampshire schools to include kindergarten. Well, it’s a nice taxpayer-paid baby-sitting service, but there are no studies showing any long range benefits.
Technology has provided us with spectacularly better alternatives. With more and more parents fed up with the public school system, home schooling has been exploding. And so have the educational products for this new market.
With no government to jam the products down our throats, no matter how lousy they are, the marketplace has taken over instead of school boards. The good products are selling and the poor ones blow away.
We have books available on any subject, written by the top experts in the world. We have audio courses on CDs or cassettes. We have video courses on tape or DVDs. And, we have an unlimited resource in the Internet. The day of the poorly educated tenured teacher at the blackboard is fading away. The day of every kid having to take a course in trig or solid geometry is 19th century crapola.
Do teachers still make kid raise their hands if they have to go to the toilet? One finger or two?
The only thing I remember from geography was being laughed at by the teacher for suggesting that since Africa and South America seemed to fit so well together, might they have once been together? Well, that was back before plate tectonics was discovered.
I learned a lot more from a world map on puzzle blocks that I put together.
There are lots of educational resources. What we don’t yet have is any way to find out which are top notch and which are a waste of time. We need one. That’ll help get the idea of personal education into high gear. I predict this will grow into one of the largest industries in the world. They laughed at me thirty years ago when I predicted that of computers.
Learning should be fun. It should be voluntary, not forced down kids throats by government edict. And it should start prenatally and never end. I know I’m learning new things every day, and I’ve got several hundred books lined up I’m anxious to read, high-lighter in hand.
The World’s Biggest Scam
Kevin Trudeau, in his Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You To Know About, estimates that about one percent of the public has an open mind on health. In my experience he’s way too optimistic.
If I write that the miracles of modern medicine are all a giant extravaganza for the gullible, that the $2 trillion (and that’s just in America) health care business is all a scam, most people will just turn the page to get away from an obvious nut case. We believe in cat scans, vaccinations, organ transplants, defibrillators, MRIs, x-rays, root canals, and colonoscopies.
Worse, hardly any doctors are aware they’re part of the show. They honestly believe it’s real. Talk about an actor getting lost in his part! Nurses, too.
My research has convinced me that every illness we have has been caused by ourselves, mainly by putting toxic things into and on our bodies. And, if we stop poisoning ourselves, our illnesses will go away.
Trudeau, in chapter two, points out that despite medical science having spent trillions of dollars, they’ve failed 100% in the curing or preventing illness, sickness and disease. He has a long list of illnesses that more people are getting than ever before.
How come this world-wide medicine show? That’s easy. Very few businesses benefit from people being healthy. The big bucks are in our being sick, and the sicker we get, the more we’ll spend. So the show goes on, funded by the pharmaceutical industry, hospitals, doctors, medical schools, dentists, HMOs, health insurance companies, health research organizations, lobbyists, government agencies, and the trade associations supporting all of these. Add the food companies, growers, and restaurants. Oh, and all the magazines, newspapers, radio and TV stations and networks that share the $4.5 billion the pharmaceutical industry spends yearly on advertising and promotion.
Do we really want to put all these industries out of business, just to stop getting sick and double our life spans? Only if you’ve got cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or something. Or have a family member with something supposedly incurable like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.
If the public wakes up to the extent of the con job, it’ll put almost all of the pharmaceutical companies out of business. We’ll never trust the FDA or NIH, or perhaps the government, again. It’ll destroy most of the big food companies. Can TV survive mostly on car ads? We’ll see.
We’ll see really healthy food being produced, with outfits like Whole Foods spreading. McDonalds without hamburgers and fries on their menu? Bet on it. I understand Wendy’s now has fruit salads, and I’ll bet they’ll go back to their salad bars.
9/11: The Great Illusion, by George Humphrey, self published, Box 5772, Austin, TX 78763, $3.50, 70 pages, with 45 color pictures. Just another conspiracy theorist? Humphrey has done a lot better than that. He lays the unanswered questions out for you, one after the other. Like why was the sudden huge short selling of American and United Airline’s stock the day before the attack quietly covered up? I love the coincidence of the fire destroying everything except one of the hijacker’s passports, which was found, unsinged, in the street.
It’s time to take off your blinders and look at what sincere researchers are telling us about 9/11. At least read this book and the books by Icke and Rupert, then you’ll know the frustration of trying to reach family and friends, to get them to actually think about the many unanswered (and unanswerable by the government) questions. As with Oklahoma City, Flight 800, and the biggest scam of all, the health cover-up, we’re the patsies.
Eating In The Raw, by Carol Alt, a beginner’s guide to getting slimmer, feeling healthier, and looking younger the raw-food way, Clarkson Potter, New York. ISBN 1-4000-5284-x, $16, 7x9-inches,192p. When I saw Carol promoting her book on TV, I bought one. It’s got lots of great recipes, but the part I liked best was her endorsement of eating raw meat and fish. I particularly liked her solution to restaurant eating…ask for your meat to be seared. That doesn’t cook it, but does warm it up from the refrigerator temperature. That’s the way I fix my meat. I sear it about two to three seconds a side and it’s done. Eggs, I warm up in boiling water for two minutes.
An older book, The Delicious World of Raw Foods by Mary Louise Lau, ISBN 0-89256-068-1, 1977, $6, 235p, covers steak tartare (raw), and many other raw meat and fish dishes.
Maybe you’ve heard about the mastodons found fast frozen in the ice from thousands of years ago. But I’ll bet you don’t know much more than that. Well, it’s an incredible story…one worthy of thinking about as we see the earth heating up.
In case you haven’t gotten far from your sofa, about a seventh of the earth’s land is permanently frozen. It covers northern Siberia, Alaska and Canada, and most of it is covered with frozen muck. Well, they’ve been digging animals out of this muck…including woolly mammoths, woolly rhinoceroses, horses, giant oxen, a kind of huge tiger, giant bison, wolves, beavers and a lion. So, how did all these animals get killed and quick-frozen?
I’d read a little about this, but I just recently can across a wonderful 1960 article by Ivan Sanderson, a hero naturalist of my childhood.
Western scientists went their usual route. First they ridiculed the idea. Then they fought it viciously. Oh, “The animals fell into the ice.” But none of the animals had been found in ice, just in frozen muck. Worse, many were found still standing or kneeling and still perfectly fresh, whole and undamaged.
A hundred years ago a mammoth was found squatting, with one foreleg raised. And in-between the teeth was the meal the animal hadn’t had time to swallow. It was composed of delicate grasses and fresh buttercups!
Meat must be frozen very quickly, otherwise the meat becomes dehydrated an unfit to eat. Frozen food experts say the animals must have been frozen at well below –150°. Their death was dated at just over 10,000 years ago. So we have the picture of large herds of animals used to living in a warm climate all suddenly killed before they can even swallow what they were eating. They were quick-frozen so rapidly that their every cell was preserved perfectly, despite their high body temperature and size.
In Alaska the animals first were hit with tremendous winds before being frozen. There are piles of bones and still fresh frozen animal parts, mixed with shattered trees, shrubbery, boulders, and mud.
It’s thought that a sudden pole shift would very likely do this. So what could bring on a pole shift? And how about Nostradamus’ prediction that we’d have one shortly after the millennium? Well, that’s another story.
If you watched the movie, The Day After Tomorrow, you saw a good simulation of what a pole shift could do, with tsunami’s hitting all coastal cities, followed by fast freezing.
Crossing The Rubicon, by Michael Rupert, ISBN 0-86571-540-8, 675p, $23, New Society Publishers, www.newsociety.com. Subtitled: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil. To cross the Rubicon means to be committed definitely to some course of action; make an irrevocable move. And that’s where we are with the oil situation.
With Bushes I and II, as well as Cheney, up to here in the oil industry, they’re well aware that the world oil demand is increasing at 2% per year, the known reserves are being diminished 3% a year, and there haven’t been any significant new reserves discovered in years. Almost all the oil there is to be found has been found. Worse, the Crimean oil reserves have turned out to be a fraction of the original estimates. So that leaves the bulk of the known oil under the middle eastern countries.
The rapid industrialization of China has been putting millions of new cars on their roads, so the world demand is going to be growing ever faster. In 2002 Chinese auto sales jumped by 50%!
Since America is almost totally dependent on oil…cheap oil…the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq had nothing to do with WMD. We need to keep gas at $2 to $3 a gallon, not $6 to $10. America, with 5% of the world’s population, uses 25% of the world’s energy. So, we’re in control of Iraq and threatening Iran. Should the royal family in Saudi Arabia be deposed (killed), what’ll you bet we’ll be in there too?
High gas prices could put America out of business. Pfft our empire.
The book puts the pieces of the puzzle together. It’s thoroughly researched and referenced. Rupert also goes into the CIA’s drug importing, the money laundering banks, and raises endless questions about what really happened on 911. And Israel doesn’t get off, either.
The downside of reading the book is that what is really going on vs. what we’re being told is so outrageous that your friends are going to think you’ve lost your marbles. Your copy will be heavily hilighted, like mine.
What a surprise to see Retired Greyhounds For Dummies by Lee Livingood, ISBN 0-7645-5276-7, $16, 255p, 2000! Greyhounds make wonderful pets, and I’ve gotten several from REGAP, Retired Greyhounds As Pets, so I’m an authority.
Heck, I could do a whole book about ’em myself. They’re beautiful, great with children, and very easy to train. Better yet, once their racing days are over (they start losing), unless they’re adopted, they’re “put away.” Killed. We have two greyhound tracks in New Hampshire, so we’ve a big need for homes for ’em.
As a kid I was never allowed to have a pet because my dad was allergic to dogs and cats. So, once I had my own place, I started out with Italian Greyhounds. I even published a small journal on them.
When I heard what was happening to retired racing greyhounds, I changed to the real thing. And, since they’re free to a good home, the price is great compared to the investments I’d had to make for Italian Greyhounds, Afghans, and a Scottish Deerhound puppy. The sighthound dog breeds are non-allergenic.
Of course, living on a farm is perfect. What a beautiful sight to see them racing around the fields. They could go almost 50 mph following my car. Uphill.
This is a short review of some health guides I’ve gotten. There’s the Healthwise™ Handbook - A Self-care Guide For You. This 7x10-inch 360-page book has nothing bad to say about vaccinations, dental amalgam, mercury, or aspartame.
Next is Take Care of Yourself, The Healthtrac™ Guide to Medical Care, provided by Blue Cross, Blue Shield. It’s 7x9-inches, 536 pages, and it has nothing bad to say about vaccinations, dental amalgam, mercury, or aspartame.
The third is Your Health Handbook, a Healthwise™ Publication. It’s7x10-inches, 360-pages, and has nothing bad to say about vaccinations, dental amalgam, or aspartame.
The fourth is World Keys to Health & Long Life by Bernard Jensen. This 305-pager also has nothing bad to say about vaccinations, dental amalgam, mercury, or aspartame.
The pocket-sized Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution, 540-pages, makes no mention of the dangers of vaccinations, dental amalgam, mercury, or aspartame.
The Fit For Life (volumes I and II) by the Diamonds run 316 and 490 pages. They make no mention of mercury poisoning, dental amalgam, or aspartame. They do recommend vaccinations.
Fighting Disease, The Complete Guide to Natural Immune Power by Prevention Magazine, a 7x9-inch, 387-page compendium, has nothing bad to say about vaccinations, dental amalgam, or aspartame.
Why You Get Sick and How You Get Well by Dr. Janov, 6x9-inches, 295 pages, has nothing bad to say about vaccinations, dental amalgam, or aspartame. recentlyfluoride, fluoride, It’s 7x10dfluoride, fluoride, fluoride, or aspartame. They fluoride,
Modern Prevention, The New Medicine, by Dr. Rosenfeld, 432-pages has nothing bad to say about vaccinations, dental amalgam, fluoride, or aspartame.
I could go on with a dozen or more, but you get the picture. The sorry fact is that very few health guides say anything bad about some of the known serious causes of illness.