The Ethical Skeptic

Challenging Pseudo-Skepticism, Institutional Propaganda and Cultivated Ignorance

The Seven Steps of How I Recovered my Gut Flora and My Health

I am winning the slow war of attrition with regard to defeating the bad bacteria in my gut, and slowly allowing my body to heal itself of the myriad set of incumbent maladies and symptoms. I accomplished this through elimination of the pesticide/biocide glyphosate from my diet and through re-introduction of the right bacteria back into my gut. Of course, I learned this primarily on my own, thanks to the Social Skepticism Cabal. Their only outcomes are defense of the agent which precipitated this toxicity syndrome, arrogance, ignorance and suffering – in that order. Count one less sufferer among the ranks of their victims. But sadly, because of the ignorance enforced by this malevolent group of know-it-all’s, I had to find this out through secondary sources and over a decade of personal experimentation.

I am extraordinarily pleased to relate to those of you possessing ethical minds, that after a significant amount of research, work with my Integrative and Gastroenterology physicians, and significant amount of personal experimentation, I have been able to reverse the debilitating progressive disease of Glyphosate Induced Dysbiosis (GID), auto-immune problems and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and all their related maladies. Now, while not every body is alike, I suspect that since IBS has skyrocketed from 9 million cases since the year before the introduction of glyphosate to 54 million cases by 2013 alone, that many of us are similar in our suffering patterns. Just to offer an anecdotal evidence, in my office right now – fully 75% of the persons who work there are suffering ongoing non-viral intestinal problems of various types (IBS-D&C, InfBS, Crohn’s, Diverticulitis, etc.) – only half have seen their doctor about it. But IBS is by no means the lone symptom of glyphosate toxicity syndrome. These symptoms of glyphosate induced dysbiosis† and the resulting auto-immune sicknesses include:

Glyphosate Toxicity Syndrome

Symptoms that have skyrocketed since the introduction of glyphosate into our food in 1995, most of which began with me in the Fall of 1995 and Spring of 1996:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome – D and C
  • Rosacea/ Face Pustules
  • Edema
  • Chronic Reflux/GERD
  • Peroxidase Antibody/Endocrine Auto-Immune Disruption
  • Minor Protein Malnutrition
  • Vitamin B Deficiencies/Chronic Anemias
  • Vitamin D Deficiencies
  • Weight Gain
  • Diabetes
  • Homocysteine Related Inflammation
  • Diabetes Related Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Joint Pain/Discomfort/Anxiety/Foggy-headedness/Attention DeficiencyIBS versus supplements harm - Copy - Copy - Copy
Things I Don’t Give a Damn About

Yes, I have alleviated all of the above symptoms via the following procedure. Now, before I go into the success method which ended up being effective for me, and fully recognizing that I am not prescribing medical treatments, nor presuming that all people are exactly alike, we must deal with some things. Things anal, malevolent and oppressive persons enforce on us all, that cause enormous harm and suffering, and about which I do not give a damn in this post:

Now if that's a source of - CopyA.  That you are going to threaten, my career, me with harm, to defame me, my children or my associates because you don’t like what I have to say

B.  That supplements are placebo quackery and should be prescription controlled (which is it?)

C.  That gut flora research and health is ‘pseudoscience’ in your simplest explanation a priori world

D.  Your having a fit over wanting to scream that the science behind glyphosate was “settled” in 1993

E.  These statements or any aspect at all being addressed at all by the FDA, or that there exists the praedicate evidentia modus ponens fallacy statement being muttered ‘there is no evidence for…’ – as if this were some pretense of a probative scientific proposition on your part.

F.  Your having a fit over my appearing to give medical advice

G.  Anything at all discredited Science Based Medicine has to say or squelch. Any malicious propaganda efforts block the rights of consumers (like in my case below) to even be able to buy their hard-determined treatment/supplement choices (for example: http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/nz-pharmacists-want-to-sell-snakeoil/)

H.  That the human body is magically/evolutionarily tuned to sufficiency and does not need supplementation or management by the body owner as long as you ‘consume a balanced and healthy Western diet’.

…sorry I had to take a break while laughing…

I.  That I have recommended specific products or supplements

J.  That mega-farms claim to save 2 cents a bushel with this toxin, that by applying a chemical that kills by accelerating plant growth past its ability to intake nutrient, also happened surprisingly to make food plant caloric matter grow faster and bigger as well, or that you intend to feed the starving 2053 ad world via these biomass yield savings (after you have created a monopoly first in the here and now of course, and in only the non-food-security-risk nations)

…sorry I had to take a break while yawing…

K. God, UFO’s, Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, etc. – or any of the myriad things Social Skeptics were fixated upon when they SHOULD have been standing in the gap to question any short fused attempt to majorly alter our entire food supply over the course of about 8 years total and after only 3 work-content years of study.

What I Learned to Do Over the Last 12 Years
Here are the steps I am taking which are proving effective in the attrition battle to recover my gut flora from the toxicity chain induced by glyphosate (ranked below by importance). These have been effective for me, and are the result of much hard work. Develop your personal application of this advice only under the guidance of your Integrative or Gastroenterology physician :
Protect Your Intestinal Biome – It is Part of Your Vital Organ Function
  1. Get tested for h. pylori, pancreatic sufficiency, HCL sufficiency, MTHFR alleles (DNA)
  2. Eliminate all glyphosate bearing foods from your diet – no exception †
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    • Soy/Soybean oil (severe impact)
    • Canola oil (heavy impact)
    • Wheat/Wheat based preservatives (impact if chronically consumed)
    • Brown-Black Beans/Lentils
    • Cottonseed oil
    • Alfalfa (severe impact)
    • Dairy (moderate impact)
    • For an understanding of the food risk profiles, why these foods were selected (and eventually confirmed that they indeed were the critical mechanism in my IBS – see here)
  3. Take Digestive Enzyme Spectrum/Gut Barrier Supplement at Each Meal and at Bedtime
    • dicalcium phosphate, pancreatin 4X, betaine HCL, amylase, protease, pepsin, papain, oxbile, lipase, bromelain, cellulase
    • Vinegar with the Mother (morning, dinner, at bedtime)
    • Hemp Oil (morning, midday, bedtime – reduces facial sores and body inflammation from excess Omega-6 oils)
    • Spirulina Powder (1 tsp in the morning and 1 tsp in the evening – critical for rosacea and eczema symptomatic expressions)
  4. Take in Morning at Bedtime
    • 5-methylfolate (do not take folid acid, it is potentially a useless toxin if you carry the MTHFR methylation C677T SNP (Ala222Val) allele) – energy for ANS (which controls your breathing at night and your peristaltic motion from the stomach to the large intestine) and countering various types of anemia
  5. Consume a NON-(GMO-Wheat-Dairy-Whey-Soy-Canola-Corn) Protein Supplement (you need more than the 5 basic meat proteins – there are 16 in plants)
  6. Take Pro-biotic/Pre-Biotic Supplement Daily
    • Align (b. infantis 35624)
    • General Pro-biotic
    • Organic Raw Kombucha Drink
    • Garlic, Onion, Asparagus, Kale
  7. Consume Supplementation Daily
    • Sublingual Vitamins B1 (Coenzymed), B2 (Coenzymated), B6 (Coenzymated) , B3 (NADH), B5, B7, B9 (methylated), B12 (cobalimated)
    • Vitamin D3 and K2

The items in bold are critical each day. You do not have to be perfect, but this general schedule will introduce a change to your gut environment. A gradual process of recovery, it was not immediate for me. You are supporting a bacterial war of attrition. Glyphosate is a weapon of mass destruction employed by the wrong side. There is a curious interplay between B-Vitamins and gut flora, they both produce some of them and your body needs some of them, in order to keep your flora in balance. Beta Glucan did absolute wonders for the facial sores which resulted from this Glyphosate Induced Dysbiosis.

Years of debilitating pain, 5 to 8 hours per day – Every day – 30+ Bleeding puss-filled sores on my face at all times, anxiety, loss of energy…….   Now alleviated, through experimentation, not accepting the answers Science Based Medicine and Social Skepticism have been preemptively pushing for 20 years, working with my integrative practitioner and gastroenterologist, and receptive discipline – the hallmark diligence of Ethical Skepticism.

The Net Effect of Glyphosate on the Digestive Infrastructure

antibodies-downHere is how I think it works, much of which is backed by studies inside the last two years. Below in orange I have highlighted the primary clinical impacts of glyphosate on the human body. Remember that, since glyphosate kills beneficial bacteria inside the soil and inside the plants we consume†, it does not actually have to even enter your body in order to begin this process listed above. But, as well, it is most definitely entering your body and performing the same magic act upon you, as it does to kill pests.

There is a reason the list below contains so much surfactant (functional column 4) and anti-microbial functionality (functional column 5) – It is so that the primary three symbiont bacteria phyla are protected and not displaced by foreign invasion. Killing those bacteria, and inducing the dysfunction of the digestive mechanisms which serve to defend those bacteria – makes the symbiont host (us) sick.

If you are like me (and I do see variances in how this affects different people) glyphosate acts to kill important bacteriodetes and fermicutes microbiome species in the duodenum and ileum (Orange, below), upon which your auto-immune and nutritional health depend.  If I had not found this strategy to be effective in my personal experimentation, and if my Integrative practitioner had not insisted on some of these practices and tested my blood and stool samples, I would have shied away from saying this – even though the latest 2014 and 2015 science backs this up.†

Glyphosate kills bacteria. Lysol kills bacteria too. I don’t eat plants treated with Lysol for the same reason. I need these bacteria.

The death of these bacteria results in nutritional mal-absorption shortfalls in Vitamins B and D, and the minor proteins which one only gets from Heavy Molecular Weight Organic Materials (plants, see bacteriodetes in orange highlight below).  The shortfall in these bacteria, which are resident symbionts (a functional part of our body just like an organ), results in their replacement by malicious non-symbionts.  These invading displacement bacteria then cause a host of secondary and auto-immune disorder impacts, along with the resulting endocrine, intestinal and health degradation (Yellow, below).

This proved to be correct in my body.

The expressed symptom set of this bacterial displacement, aside from the nutritional shortfall which is induced, includes a myriad of auto-immune (lupus, rosacea, fibromyalgia, arthritis, hypo endocrine) maladies, along with a general deterioration of the body.

In addition, the end-of-process symptom is the onset of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, wherein the large intestine and sigmoid colon spasm with pain and flush their production with water and excess mucus in order to evacuate the foreign bacteria-infested bolus as quickly as possible, with a minimum of toxin ingestion.

The result is IBS-constipation, IBS-diarrhea and severe debilitating pain for 4 hours a day or more, and more than 6 times per month. Most victims suffer much more than this, by far. Below, I have depicted the chain of impacts from glyphosate, beginning with the loss of two critical families of bacteria in orange under the ileum functional sets, their replacement by foreign invading bacteria, and the myriad set of auto-immune and secondary digestive impacts to the digestive tract and functional systems, which results in its own set of cascading maladies.

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†  2015  Shehata AA1, Schrödl W, Aldin AA, Hafez HM, Krüger M.; Curr Microbiol. 2013 Apr;66(4):350-8. doi: 10.1007/s00284-012-0277-2. Epub 2012 Dec 9.

2015  Journal of Environmental Health, Environmental Health Aug 25 2015, 14:70  doi:10.1186/s12940-015-0056-1Transcriptome profile analysis reflects rat liver and kidney damage following chronic ultra-low dose Roundup exposure.

Study Series Contained  The Ethical Skeptic: The Urgent Need to Reform the Cartel Science Around Glyphosate; extracted 18 Oct 2015; http://theethicalskeptic.com/2014/11/19/pseudoscience-in-action-the-urgent-need-to-reform-the-science-around-glyphosate/

Shehata AA1, Schrödl W, Aldin AA, Hafez HM, Krüger M.; Curr Microbiol. 2013 Apr;66(4):350-8. doi: 10.1007/s00284-012-0277-2. Epub 2012 Dec 9.

Abstract

The use of glyphosate modifies the environment which stresses the living microorganisms. The aim of the present study was to determine the real impact of glyphosate on potential pathogens and beneficial members of poultry microbiota in vitro. The presented results evidence that the highly pathogenic bacteria as Salmonella Entritidis, Salmonella Gallinarum, Salmonella Typhimurium, Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium botulinum are highly resistant to glyphosate. However, most of beneficial bacteria as Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, Bacillus badius, Bifidobacterium adolescentis (soil bacteria) and Lactobacillus spp. were found to be moderate to highly susceptible. Also Campylobacter spp. were found to be susceptible to glyphosate. A reduction of beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract microbiota by ingestion of glyphosate could disturb the normal gut bacterial community. Also, the toxicity of glyphosate to the most prevalent Enterococcus spp. could be a significant predisposing factor that is associated with the increase in C. botulinum-mediated diseases by suppressing the antagonistic effect of these bacteria on clostridia.

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SCEPTRE

An evil organization of angry minions, celebrity villains and activist agents who protect a large cartel infrastructure seeking the domination of planet and the enslavement of mankind.

Special Committee for Evisceration, Promotification, Trationality and Religion Enforcement

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The Rising Age of the Cartel: Your Freedoms Were Simply an Experiment

To the SSkepticism Cabal, the US Constitution was simply a grand experiment which failed, and now we as science should usher our common good back into the 600 year old failed royalty elite-Let them Eat Cake-socialism of the past. Socialism, under the moniker of ‘consensus,’ is moral and is based on scientifically proved principles; which by chance just happen to support specific socioeconomic goals. It is this purposeful emasculation of public rights as being ‘anti-science’ based on their dissent, concern, or unapproved ideas, which we as a nation feared most in our inception – because unlike in the Thomas Paine scenario, it does not just hurt the one who precludes and denies. Unfortunately the Cabal has adopted this take on our free expression, free enterprise and economic rights as a nation. Examine the industry verticals, corporate clusters, and rates of inflation inside of such, wherein they spend the preponderance of their time in advocacy, and you will begin to glean a bit about the goals entailed.

‘Anti-Science!’ – The modern version of being accused of Witchcraft.

I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies to another this right, makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it.

~ Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

Professional Skeptics, The Cartel Big Boys, are Here to Peer Review Your Supposed “Rights” Experiment as a Nation

Hyena method government was experiment - CopyThomas Paine understates the underhanded nature of censorship, in that the one who precludes himself of the right to change his mind is the least harmed by censorship. Even today, against Americans’ knowledge, their speech, their emails, their websites, their ideas – if they run counter to the Cabal, are being censored and muted by those in the Cabal who are seeking to circumvent the US Constitution and enact their own Utopia of Morality and Truth. Further, this control of ideas lends to a greater reality in which Social Skepticism is seeking to promote the dominance of a specific set of socioeconomic goals, commensurate with the rise of the socialist cartel, all in the name of ‘science.’ No better example elicits this current cartel/trust activity than the issue of the current ABCD seed monopoly and the ensuing related GMO propaganda being foisted by skeptics employed to defend the cartel.

The Public is Anti-Science!

“What happens when your political or ideological views are contradicted by the consensus of scientific opinion regarding the evidence (TES note: referring to the “safety” red herring, as opposed to necessity based validity of genetic modifications targeting simply anti-competitive profits by means food technology)? It appears that a common reaction (depending on how strongly held the ideological views are) is to reject science. Not only do people reject the science specific to their issue, they reject science itself.”

     ~ Steven Novella, Neurologica: Politics vs Science, Nov 17 2014; http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/politics-vs-science/

“It appears…” a furtive, lazy and loaded claim to broadscale knowledge. One bearing no evidence and backing only by a echochamber effect from a couple of news articles from familiar crony organizations (see chart below), tendering this same manipulated and extraordinary claim.

Steven whips out his regular ergo sum scientia fallacy – then purposely misconstrues in the above context, vis-à-vis the ‘safety of GMO’s’ strawman and red herring, the principal arguments entailed so they falsely appear to focus on the relative trivia surrounding nucleotide substitutions – yawn – rather than the economic and human rights questions entailed (below). The genetic modification of organisms is a future reality – the public is not against this science. Steven purposely occludes this core argument in favor of his preferred red herring:  By raising objection at all people are therefore, inside the above logic, at war against science …and quod erat demonstrandum their rights should be removed. Only the big boys of self-proclaimed science are qualified to formulate public policy. They are skeptical that your input is necessary.

just a word to the wise - Copy - CopyWhat indeed however is being discussed with respect to GMO food under the constitution is the right of a single corporation and/or 90+% dominant cluster of companies to employ such technology in skirting US Anti-Trust laws; simply to create channel domination profits and promote a single proprietary pesticide, all in the process of construction of a Cartel. In this case the ABCD (Archer Daniels Midland, Bungee, Cargill, Louis-Dreyfus) seed-to-table/glyphosate Cartel being defended by indirectly compensated non-expert Social Skeptics (see graphic of how a cartel functions below). Such a practice is corporate tyranny, rising well above the definition of ‘monopoly.’ It in no way constitutes an argument of safety and science, as Steven (a non-expert ‘skeptic’ in this industry) falsely contends.

In a country where its citizens cannot even call for more in-depth science on the pesticides, genes, growth promoters, hormones, antibiotics and chemicals it is FORCED to consume multiple times every day – because such science and legislation is blocked by so called ‘skeptics’ and legal/electoral threats are issued to wayward representatives,

Is this a constituency which is ‘anti-science?’

Is this a constituency who has constitutional input to its legislative representatives?

In a country where endocrine and immune diseases have gone last-20-year pandemic and cause enormous suffering, and the constituency can do NOTHING about it because ignorant ‘skeptics’ say it is all in our heads, and instead obsess over ghosts, UFO’s, bigfoot, gods, psychics and regulating supplements,

Is this skepticism which is focused on real science or scientific issues of gravitas?

Is all this indicative of a nation which is free?

The answer is a resounding ‘No

Fake Skepticism’s Role in the Rise of the Socialist Cartel

The Structure and Nature of a Cartel - CopyOn March 22, 1966, General Motors President James Roche was forced by the United States Senate to appear before a subcommittee, and further at the end of session to apologize to Ralph Nader for the company’s campaign of harassment and intimidation over his book Unsafe at Any Speed. Nader later successfully sued GM for excessive invasion of privacy. It was the money from this case that allowed him to lobby for consumer rights, leading to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act, among other things.‡

Nader was successful in his lawsuit because he and his lawyers were able to demonstrate a track record of GM response to his criticism of the Corvair, through trying to destroy Nader’s image and to silence him. General Motors more specifically retained corporate insiders and directly compensated third parties, wherein GM

  1. conducted a series of interviews with acquaintances of the plaintiff, ‘questioning them about, and casting aspersions upon [his] political, social, racial and religious views; his integrity; his sexual proclivities and inclinations; and his personal habits’
  2. kept him under surveillance in public places for an unreasonable length of time;
  3. caused him to be accosted by girls for the purpose of entrapping him into illicit relationships;
  4. made threatening, harassing and obnoxious telephone calls to him;
  5. tapped his telephone and eavesdropped, by means of mechanical and electronic equipment, on his private conversations with others; and
  6. conducted a ‘continuing’ and harassing investigation of him.”‡

The Ralph Nader/General Motors case, more than any single event with the exception of the Big Tobacco obfuscation-skepticism, precipitated the introduction of the modern era of Social Skepticism. The General Motors Corvair case elicited the importance of establishing a non-corporate, non-third party, credible but untouchable group of fanatic activists to act on behalf of corporate interests. A mafia sans the pinstripe suits. A non-liability bearing risk-mitigation group, committed to their social understanding of the science handed to them, who would be willing with or without full awareness, to pursue the enemies of the cartel with fervent and damaging passion. All in the name of science.

Activists so sure of their correctness, that any means of social shaming, career damage, or personal defamation could be justified in the destruction of enemies of truth (cartel enemies). Activists of sufficient academic intelligence to be able to understand some science, develop an argument and publish in journal or media channels, but not smart enough to observe a game of counter intelligence and their role therein.

This prostituting of smart-but-dumb players is a common tradecraft in intelligence circles. It is the essence of modern skepticism.

From the history of the American Medical Association versus the Chiropractic industry: “in 1975 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Goldfarb vs. The Virginia State Bar, that learned professions are not exempt form antitrust suites. In 1982 the Court ruled that the FTC can enforce antitrust laws against medical societies. These two suites paved the way in 1976 for five chiropractors to file an anti-trust suite against the AMA and several other heath care agencies and societies in Federal District Court (known as the Wilkes Case). Similar suites were filed in New York and Pennsylvania in 1979. The pressure of these law suites forced the AMA even before these suites went to court to propose a modification of their Medical Code of Ethics which prohibited M.D.s from associating with chiropractors. But, it was not until 1980 that the Ethics Code was changed to reflect that each individual doctor may decide for themselves whether to accept a patient from or refer a patient to a chiropractor or other limited practitioner.”∈

These two cases more than anything else, established the need for a separate-on-the-surface activism group which was immune to anti-trust, defamation, business tampering and tortious interference laws. Cartels needed a way around the law – and inside Skepticism they found this way.

All this is introduced in the mind of the Social Skeptic under the guise of ‘science.’ Science handed to them by their corporate sponsors. Science which cannot be questioned because Social Skeptics block threatening research before it can even be developed. If you don’t accept the wholesale imposition of their politics or corporate activism, and since they and their political cronies all joined a club self-entitled ‘science,’ you are now therefore anti-science if you disagree in the least with their politics, religion, agenda and professional constraints.. In the particular instance above, Steven is contending that science justifies sets of political action which serve solely to remove human rights. The imposition of privately manipulated food stocks, property which formerly fell inside the public domain, solely for oligarch anti-competitiveness – putting small farms out of business so large socialist cartels can displace formerly free economic mechanisms – and force all of us to consume 1000 times per year, only that which they and their cronies have personally approved. This constitutes simply one small example of the goal of a socioeconomic structure dominated by cartel; cartels which feature:¹

Features of a Cartel Based Industry Vertical

enslavement of nihilismContrary to the mis-definitions of the term cartel by non-professional media sources, cartels are not ‘price fixing rings’ or ‘drug dealing corporations.’  A cartel is simply a tacit agreement inside and outside an industry vertical (one with the remaining few oligarchs) to exclude competition and entry to that market. A cartel does not have to price fix (even though by default position, a cartel is already price fixing whether the players intend to or not), nor does a cartel actually even need be profitable. All that is needed for the formation of a cartel, is the illegal vertical control of a market – enabled by partnership with government regulators, banks suppliers and M1 Financiers, across international borders, such that only grey and black markets can exist aside from its dominion.

Investopedia defines a cartel as ‘An organization created from a formal agreement between a group of producers of a good or service, to regulate supply in an effort to regulate or manipulate prices. A cartel is a collection of businesses or countries that act together as a single producer and agree to influence prices for certain goods and services by controlling production and marketing.’²

This is incorrect. Under this permissive definition, even OPEC is not considered a cartel. First there need not be a formal agreement, rather simply an industry standard set of practices. To sell crude oil, one must hold an OPEC Standard Assay Report on the lot of oil and schedule a Lifting Slot at a pier, assigned to a specific ship with a specific authorized Sail Plan. Otherwise, any oil commerce outside this practice is considered “piracy.” Push article propaganda regularly circulates citing the rise in ‘piracy,’ hoping that the American public confuses this action on the part of an excluded market with ‘Captain Phillips’ – and therefore will support increased regulatory spending. These practices are not enforced by OPEC, rather American and European banks, who will not issue MT series documents to finance any transaction which runs afoul of participation in this cartel practice set. Can I cite a reference on this? No, of course not. These are unpublished corporate policies; sets of relative privation. No one is going to publish a document entitled “Here is How Our Cartel is Run.” One only learns this by actually assisting developing nations in attempting to set up exports for their oil.

Interestingly enough, grey market oil trades are allowed, it is just they are only allowed for certain politicians and highly powerful and influential individuals …ones who could never afford to be seen taking a pay-off. Ones who mysteriously make hundreds of millions of dollars prior to an important election, through ‘smart business practices.’

Second, there need not be any price gouging in a cartel. With the intervention of free money from outside sources, the objective is not price gouging and profitability – rather simply learning how to completely control entry into a given market vertical. There is plenty of money to go around and everything can be made to appear as if it were ‘non-profitable’ (wink wink, all skeptical tongues should be held at this moment). The US Healthcare system is a fine example, of a cartel wherein costs have risen by a very conservative Standard & Poor’s definition with an imbedded rate of inflation of 48% every 10 years. Yet still, no one seems to be making blockbuster profits from price gouging. Well, imagine that. There erxists an entire network of compensated ‘skeptics’ who are appointed to defend that industry from any unwanted competition.† They have not published a set of practices in this. They just do it. “Anti-Science!!” “Deadly, Toxic, Placebo!!” are the bully weapon words employed in that shill argument. All the while conflating the British and American definitions of Homeopathy, which are wholly different, because the British definition affords them more bandwagon one-liners. The result is the Cartel targeting of preventative health philosophies and supplements, which have absolutely nothing at all to do with homeopathy in the first place.

Skeptic tweets, blogs and articles inevitably come out during the work day (most on Monday and Tuesday from 10am to 3pm), over monitored corporate networks. Their claims to have spotted fraud, poorly researched opinion sets, unwarranted and non-supported attacks on people, businesses and institutions are never met with reprisal or word of caution by their employers.  An odd exception in an industry wherein corporate image and professional standards of conduct in communication are constantly touted to be of utmost importance?

Third, it is not simply the goods themselves which are constrained in terms of access to a cartel dominion, rather, the money, agencies, supply channels, remote cost effective labor, cost efficiencies themselves, political agreements, exclusivities, contracts, shippers, consolidators, capital, licenses to operate and import, regulatory agencies, wholesalers, raw materials, etc. It is the limitation of access to these enabling market features which defines a cartel. More specifically this includes the following features:

1.  A fictitious supply of money, exercised through exclusive access placement and paper trading mechanisms which enrich the hidden royal elite of socialism – affording them unique financial access to mineral rights, international trade, materials supply, capital funding, the most highly leveraged manufacturing, channels of supply and political influence.

2. Banks which limit the volume and access, based on overhead and risk, allowed in bond and capital flows; such that only those authorized to do so, can capitalize the large scale formation of international business. These bank policies are constructed outside political boundaries so as to elude anti-trust legal jurisdiction.

3.  Corporations which bear the sole and unilateral right to modify the supply of or monopolize/cartel-ize an industry vertical, without review by or consent from the public. Anti-competitive practices which skirt anti-trust laws by operating principally offshore and through the establishment of multi-national supply monopolies of the materials, manufacturing and shipping resources necessary to establish and operate business.

4.  Corporations which bear the sole and unilateral right to construct shill and small authorized cottage capital businesses, limited in scope and size, bound by non-compete compliance agreements, which serve as barriers to entry and displace legitimate competing free enterprise inside a cartel dominated industry vertical.

5.  Corporations which bear the sole and unilateral right to take public domain property, modify it slightly, and then force this new intellectual property to displace all old public domain assets, in order to create a monopoly/cartel which previously could not legally exist, without review by or consent from the public. (All we have to do is call it ‘science’).

6.  Corporations which bear the sole and unilateral right to power of intellectual property, no longer needing patents or to attain the 3 litmus tests of patent-ability (novel, not obvious, teachable) in order to leverage domination of an industry. Intellectual property can now be forced on the public in an unqualified and non-expiring tyranny of elite ownership. (All we have to do is call it ‘property’).

7.  Corporations which bear the unilateral right to sole access to commissions and governmental agencies by means of communications, legislation, lobbying, mutual employment/inter-breeding and oversight – abrogating their accountability to the public at large. (All we have to do is simply ignore this).

8.  Barriers to Entry which are iron clad and promote economic dependence and elimination of a powerful upper and middle class, free information and press mechanisms – the enemies of socialist cartels.

9.  The comprehensive and complete control of an industry set of transactions such that select sets of those transactions can be allotted as compensation for political favors, election influence, ministry corruption, and rewards to key/royalty participants; thereby avoiding detectable illegal pay-offs. The exercise of such transactions simply keeping the appearance of business as usual for the otherwise inaccessible industry vertical.

10.  Foundations and Activist organizations which are funded by elite fictitious money, seeking to promote the dominance of socialist cartels, undue government influence, elimination of a free press, filtering and control of the internet and information, in displacement of public rights – and themselves fund money to promote compromised educational, media and ‘skepticism’ social groups.

It Starts with the Social Skepticism’s Blocking of Public Access to Rights, Self Determination, Regulation and Information

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And in the end, with respect to our curiously highly motivated ‘skeptics,’ who publish most of their skeptic work right in the middle of the compensated work-day; all this is justified, no mandated, by those claiming falsely that somehow ‘science’ trumps human rights. The Phil Plaitt’s, Steven Novella’s and Michael Shermer’s of the world spit in the face of the public at large, the Bill of Rights, and insult our collective intelligence by framing the strawman, that somehow – any exercise of rights on the part of the public is irrational, vile and socially deplorable. All deployed behind the smokescreen of accusing people of being “anti-science” for the simple act of defending their rights lost in the above points.

Phil Plaitt decries the exercise of human rights over the manipulation of those rights by figures making the claim to represent science – by equivocally framing this human rights suppression as “investigation, creative progress, science.” Moreover comparing its means of constitutional jurisdiction on the part of the American People to be equivalent to Soviet tyranny and Lysenkoism:

When a society’s government (in the United States: the public) starts dictating what can and cannot be investigated, scientific and creative progress stalls. Lysenko’s work, advocated by Stalin, led to the USSR falling almost irretrievably behind other, more progressive countries; ones like the United States.

~ Phil Plaitt, Bad Astronomy: Why is Our Government Attacking Science? May 1, 2013; http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/05/01/attacks_on_science_government_antiscience_on_the_rise.html

This is spin and a great example of Godwin’s Gaffe, practicing exactly what Social Skeptics decry as inevitable and invalid, Godwin’s Law: their being compared to Nazi’s and Communists. The public is not dictating what can and cannot be “investigated” (save for the necessity to manage federal funding deficits and putting a cap on what is considered to be entitled money) – they are objecting to the wholesale imposition of policy, the removal of human rights and right to free enterprise, through the simple act of declaring one’s self to represent ‘science’ or specious claims of ‘scientific consensus.’ Defending one’s rights inside a constitutional jurisdiction does not in any way resemble the actions of old Bolsheviks and Lysenkoists. The designation of the defense of human rights as Lysenkoism, is the attempt to remove the right to self determination by a people, at the hands of those who are not qualified, much less appointed, to make such unilateral decisions.

The USSR fell apart because precisely because they denied public human, governmental and economic rights, not because they squelched the ideas of those who called themselves ‘scientists.’ The alternative Godwin’s Gaffe foisted above is a clueless re-invention of history. Ironically, it was the Soviet Union who delved more deeply into subjects which were and still are, forbidden and disdained by Social Skeptics in the United States.

rise of oligarchy - CopyThe result of this is a dramatic shift of wealth back into the same socialist hands which served to precipitate World War I and II (see graphic from the Economist, to the right). We are well underway back to the establishment of this same form of socioeconomic practice, once again.

Our best and our brightest, too stupid, skeptical and compliant to spot when they have been manipulated into serving institutions which only promote royalty, and serve to enslave and create conflict.

To the SSkepticism Cabal, in their superior educated wisdom, the US Constitution was simply a grand experiment which failed, and now we should step back into the 600 year old failed royalty-Let them Eat Cake-socialism of the past. Because socialism is moral and based on scientifically proved principle, my principles, human rights are an unnecessary if they get in the way of cartel power and the intentions of those who declare themselves to be ‘science.’ It is this purposeful targeting of persons based on their ideas, which we as a nation feared most in our inception – because unlike in the Thomas Paine scenario, it does not just hurt the one who precludes and denies.

This principle, the concept that it is experimentally moral to change government solely for reasons of increased control, and begin to remove and filter ideas based on their ‘truth and reason’ content is no better expressed than by Michael Shermer himself; grand master of social morality and truth enforcement on the populace.  A product of religion himself, now spinning his new religion with a blood-thirst by which even Jerry Falwell would be awed.

If you want different results [government], change the variables. “The founders often spoke of the new nation as an ‘experiment,’” Ferris writes. “Procedurally, it involved deliberations about how to facilitate both liberty and order…” As Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1804: “No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth.” ³

~ Michael Shermer, The Work of Michael Shermer, Scientific American, Sept 2010.

  • Your freedom of speech, was just an experiment
  • Your rights to assemble and communicate, were just an experiment
  • Your right to unfiltered information, was just an experiment
  • A free press, was just an experiment
  • A free capital economy, was just an experiment
  • Your right to bear arms, was just an experiment
  • Your right to life liberty and pursuit of happiness, was just an experiment
  • Your right to thrive, was just an experiment
  • Your right to freedom from totalitarian corporations acting in lieu of the public trust and right to self-determination, was just an experiment

And since We Are The Science, only We, the Cabal, are authorized to issue Peer Review on this experiment.

We will note with the Cabal that, the only thing which will not be an experiment, is their power. That is absolute and unquestionable. They have made this very clear.


¹  Appleyard, Field, Cobb, “In the Real World: The Effects of International Cartels,” International Economics (Seventh Edition), pp 139 – 150.

²  Investopeidia, “Cartel;”   http://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/cartel.asp

³  “Democracy’s Laboratory,” The Work of Michael Shermer, September 2010; Scientific American; http://www.michaelshermer.com/2010/09/democracys-laboratory/

†  Social Skeptic Organizations Directly Compensated by Pharmaceutical Companies:

‡  Unsafe at Any Speed: Industry Response, Wikipedia; extracted 21 Sep 2015:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsafe_at_Any_Speed.

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