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Subject: Public Response to Richard Slayton - Owner of "The Greatest Herbs on Earth" Regarding Alleged "Conspiracy Theory" Surrounding Bush & Eugenics
Date: 3 Jul 2004 22:54:05 -0000
IAHF List: I just received the following email from Richard Slayton, owner of The Greatest Herbs on Earth, (a Nature's Sunshine Distrubutor) Here is Richard's website in Nevada
http://www.greatestherbsonearth.com Phone 775.972.7084 (9AM-4PM Mon-Fri)
As you can see from his email, Mr.Slayton was highly offended by my last email. That is fine, and I have no problem with anyone being offended, and welcome any response to anything I send out, but I do take exception to knee jerk emotional reactions much preferring a clean and open debate based purely on documented facts.
Below you can see my response to Richard Slayton, and I welcome a dialogue with him based on facts, not emotion. If any of you want to communicate about this with Richard, his email address is <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Additionally, I am posting this response of mine to him on the IAHF Community Bulletin Board at http://www.iahf.com to encourage public discussion, especially since I regard Mr.Slayton to be all too highly representitive of the American dietary supplement industry which collectively has its head buried very deeply in the SAND.
My purpose in responding publicly to Richard is NOT to attack him, or anyone who thinks like him. I genuinely appreciate Richard's taking the time to communicate his feelings with me. My purpose in responding is merely to educate. In responding publicly, I want to make clear that I am not trying to single Richard out. I am only responding publicly because unfortunately, he is all too representative of the American dietary supplement industry on a whole, and I need everyone's assistance to help these people connect the dots.
At 01:27 PM 7/3/04, Richard Slayton, Owner of "Greatest Herbs on Earth" Greatest Herbs On Earth
All I can tell you is I am almost to the point of unsubscribing to this newsletter.
I appreciate the information on the EU Food Directive and other attempts to limit our health freedom. These attempts are being done for one thing only: money.
I do not appreciate the newsletter degenerating into a whacked out conspiracy theory rag. Eugenics, testing the entire population of the USA for mental disease. What Crap!!
Will you be adult enough to say you were wrong when the so called announcement of this testing does not materialize? If, by some extremely slim chance, George Bush does announce this, I will apologize to you. But, I seriously doubt I will need to.
MY RESPONSE ( SEE ADDITIONAL RESPONSE TO ADDITIONAL COMMENTS BELOW THE BMJ ARTICLE)
Whenever a person is emotionally invested in supporting a candidate for public office, and they're presented with information which goes diametrically against what they've been led to believe is true, its never an easy thing when they're suddenly confronted with information that does not square with their belief. In the email I sent out to the IAHF list, I informed everyone that I do not engage in partisan politics, and that is true.
I told you that I don't trust Kerry any more than I trust Bush because they were both members of Skull and Bones at Yale. Skull and Bones is well documented to be a recruiting organization run by the world's ruling elite- the people who pull the strings of goverrnments world wide from behind the scenes. Far from being "conspiracy theory", this truth about Skull and Bones has been very solidly documented by Anthony C. Sutton in his book Skull and Bones: America's Secret Establishment Read this interview with Sutton discussing Skull and Bones here: http://www.freedomdomain.com/secretsocieties/suttoninterview.html
You think the British Medical Journal would publish this story if it was nothing but "crap"?
They are a professional medical journal with a journalistic reputation to uphold. I read their article, and all links to it in order to check out their sources, and frankly, they DO check out, if they had not, I wouldn't have forwarded it. Here is the link, did you read it before sounding off with what appears to be just a kneejerk reaction to what I said?
Below the BMJ article which I'm providing AGAIN for you below, I am responding to your additional comments, and would appreciate an ongoing dialogue, based on the FACTS presented here. I don't mind an open clean debate, as long as its based on FACTS, not mere opinion. If you feel that any of these documented FACTS are incorrect, please let me know which ones, and don't forget to see my additional response to your comments below the BMJ article.
BMJ 2004;328:1458 (19 June), doi:10.1136/bmj.328.7454.1458
A sweeping mental health initiative will be unveiled by President George W Bush in July. The plan promises to integrate mentally ill patients fully into the community by providing "services in the community, rather than institutions," according to a March 2004 progress report entitled New Freedom Initiative (http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/newfreedom/toc-2004.html). While some praise the plan's goals, others say it protects the profits of drug companies at the expense of the public.
Bush established the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health in April 2002 to conduct a "comprehensive study of the United States mental health service delivery system." The commission issued its recommendations in July 2003. Bush instructed more than 25 federal agencies to develop an implementation plan based on those recommendations.
The president's commission found that "despite their prevalence, mental disorders often go undiagnosed" and recommended comprehensive mental health screening for "consumers of all ages," including preschool children. According to the commission, "Each year, young children are expelled from preschools and childcare facilities for severely disruptive behaviours and emotional disorders." Schools, wrote the commission, are in a "key position" to screen the 52 million students and 6 million adults who work at the schools.
The commission also recommended "Linkage [of screening] with treatment and supports" including "state-of-the-art treatments" using "specific medications for specific conditions." The commission commended the Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP) as a "model" medication treatment plan that "illustrates an evidence-based practice that results in better consumer outcomes."
Dr Darrel Regier, director of research at the American Psychiatric Association (APA), lauded the president's initiative and the Texas project model saying, "What's nice about TMAP is that this is a logical plan based on efficacy data from clinical trials."
He said the association has called for increased funding for implementation of the overall plan.
But the Texas project, which promotes the use of newer, more expensive antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs, sparked off controversy when Allen Jones, an employee of the Pennsylvania Office of the Inspector General, revealed that key officials with influence over the medication plan in his state received money and perks from drug companies with a stake in the medication algorithm (15 May, p1153). He was sacked this week for speaking to the BMJ and the New York Times.
The Texas project started in 1995 as an alliance of individuals from the pharmaceutical industry, the University of Texas, and the mental health and corrections systems of Texas. The project was funded by a Robert Wood Johnson grantand by several drug companies.
Mr Jones told the BMJ that the same "political/pharmaceutical alliance" that generated the Texas project was behind the recommendations of the New Freedom Commission, which, according to his whistleblower report, were "poised to consolidate the TMAP effort into a comprehensive national policy to treat mental illness with expensive, patented medications of questionable benefit and deadly side effects, and to force private insurers to pick up more of the tab" (http://psychrights.org/Drugs/AllenJonesTMAPJanuary20.pdf).
Larry D Sasich, research associate with Public Citizen in Washington, DC, told the BMJ that studies in both the United States and Great Britain suggest that "using the older drugs first makes sense. There's nothing in the labeling of the newer atypical antipsychotic drugs that suggests they are superior in efficacy to haloperidol [an older "typical" antipsychotic]. There has to be an enormous amount of unnecessary expenditures for the newer drugs."
Drug companies have contributed three times more to the campaign of George Bush, seen here campaigning in Florida, than to that of his rival John Kerry
Credit: GERALD HERBERT/AP
Olanzapine (trade name Zyprexa), one of the atypical antipsychotic drugs recommended as a first line drug in the Texas algorithm, grossed $4.28bn (£2.35bn; 3.56bn) worldwide in 2003 and is Eli Lilly's top selling drug. A 2003 New York Times article by Gardiner Harris reported that 70% of olanzapine sales are paid for by government agencies, such as Medicare and Medicaid.
Eli Lilly, manufacturer of olanzapine, has multiple ties to the Bush administration. George Bush Sr was a member of Lilly's board of directors and Bush Jr appointed Lilly's chief executive officer, Sidney Taurel, to a seat on the Homeland Security Council. Lilly made $1.6m in political contributions in 200082% of which went to Bush and the Republican Party.
Jones points out that the companies that helped to start up the Texas project have been, and still are, big contributors to the election funds of George W Bush. In addition, some members of the New Freedom Commission have served on advisory boards for these same companies, while others have direct ties to the Texas Medication Algorithm Project.
Bush was the governor of Texas during the development of the Texas project, and, during his 2000 presidential campaign, he boasted of his support for the project and the fact that the legislation he passed expanded Medicaid coverage of psychotropic drugs.
Bush is the clear front runner when it comes to drug company contributions. According to the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), manufacturers of drugs and health products have contributed $764 274 to the 2004 Bush campaign through their political action committees and employeesfar outstripping the $149 400 given to his chief rival, John Kerry, by 26 April.
Drug companies have fared exceedingly well under the Bush administration, according to the centre's spokesperson, Steven Weiss.
The commission's recommendation for increased screening has also been questioned. Robert Whitaker, journalist and author of Mad in America, says that while increased screening "may seem defensible," it could also be seen as "fishing for customers," and that exorbitant spending on new drugs "robs from other forms of care such as job training and shelter programmes."
But Dr Graham Emslie, who helped develop the Texas project, defends screening: "There are good data showing that if you identify kids at an earlier age who are aggressive, you can intervene... and change their trajectory."
For nearly 50 years I have watched and heard all of the conspiracy theories. None have ever come to pass. That is because they are created by people that are just plain paranoid.
Really? What do you think the European Union is, a figment of my imagination?
Take the virtual tour on the website of the Campaign for Truth in Europe http://campaignfortruth.com/CTE/
See this The Real Face of the European Union http://campaignfortruth.com/CTE/realfaceinfo.htm
THE EU HAS BEEN SOLD TO BRITAIN AS OUR BEST HOPE FOR THE FUTURE…. But behind the scenes, has another, more unsettling agenda been unfolding? The European Economic Community (EEC) began for Britain as a free-trade agreement in 1972. Today’s European Union is well on its way to becoming a federal superstate, complete with one currency, one legal system, one military, one police force – even its own national anthem. In this shocking new documentary featuring EU insiders and commentators, independent author Phillip Day covers the history and goals of the European Union, as well as the disturbing, irrevocable implications this new government has for every British citizen. Whether the viewer is for or against Britain’s participation, this film asks the troubling questions the mainstream media has refused to confront. Running time: 40 min.
The European Union is a dictatorship which is rapidly forcing its will upon the people of all member states who were never told the truth about its goals or its origins. The EU Food Supplement Directive is just one of many examples of tyrannical EU law being shoved down the throats of the people of Europe, but there are many others.
The origins of the EU go back to the Nazi High Command in the waning hours of WW2 who devised its creation as a long range plan for Germany to regain power in Europe. Germany is the largest and most powerful nation in the EU.
Please do not fall into that category. Stick with the natural health world.
Greatest Herbs On Earth
I AM sticking with the natural health world. As goes the EU, with its Food Supplement Directive so goes the world due to the EU being the dominant political force at the UN's Codex Alimentarius Commission. The world's ruling elite are attempting to force a carbon copy of the EU dictatorship down the throats of everyone in our hemisphere via the FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas). The FTAA threatens to harmonize all the laws in our hemisphere, and its not a figment of my imagination EITHER. See these photos from bloody demonstrations that have been held against FTAA meetings in Canada and the USA: Look at this Riot Gear clad police line in Miami moving forward against protestors http://www.ftaaimc.org/en/2003/11/1225.shtml http://www.ftaaimc.org/en/2003/11/1398.shtml War in Quebec City http://www.infoshop.org/news6/zoepeoplebeforeprofit.jpg
Wake up Richard. We are at war against the New World Order, and its NOT a figment of my imagination. We ARE up against a eugenics agenda. I get the feeling that you did not read Chapter -III- Race Hygiene: Three Bush Family Alliances http://www.kmf.org/williams/bushbook/bush3.html
This is DOCUMENTED information Richard, its NOT "conspiracy theory."
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