Killing Me Softly with Chemo by Mrs Vera West

A study by M. Wallington (et al.), “30-Day Mortality after Systemic Anticancer Treatment for Breast and Lung Cancer in England: A Population-Based, Observational Study,” The Lancet Oncology, September 2016, presented some alarming news about chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy drugs have killed up to 50 percent of patients in some hospitals, within 30 days of starting chemotherapy. They died from the drugs rather than the cancer. It was found that 8.4 percent of patients with lung cancer and 2.4 percent of breast cancer patients died within 30 days of starting chemotherapy, but some hospitals had death rates of up to 50.9 percent. These hospitals have been asked by Public Health England (PHE) to review their practices, given that chemo drugs are “powerful medications(s) with significant side effects,” and that there are “potentially life threatening downsides to chemotherapy”:

Keep the Pressure Down: Eye Spikes by Brian Simpson

Here is a subject which most of us have not thought about: eye pressure spikes. According to Charles McMonnies, “Intraocular Pressure Spikes in Keratectosia, Axial Myopia, and Glaucoma,” Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 85, 2008, pp. 1018-1026, there is an eye danger from activities leading to pressure on the eyes, such as sleeping face down or even doing a gym workout. Fluid pressure in the eyes increase from a wide range of activities such as weight lifting or even eye rubbing. Even a firm touch of the eyes can cause a pressure spike three to five times normal pressure, and strong rubbing can raise pressure to 10 times normal levels.

Pressure spikes normally are not a problem, but those that are long and/or frequent may contribute to eye pressure-related diseases such as glaucoma, and rapidly increasing myopia (short-sightedness).
All this is alarming when one first hears of it, but common sense should prevail in eye care. Treat the cause of eye conditions (dry eyes) that lead to rubbing. Avoid heavy lifting and don’t sleep with your eyes in contact with the pillow. Most importantly, regular eye check-ups, especially pressure tests, is a must for anyone over 40-years. Eye care is a neglected part of health, but sight is our most important sense.

The Unanswered Scream: Poland and Abortion by Mrs Vera West

This is a story that I have put off covering for some time because it upset me so: “Poland Considers Banning Abortion after Baby Born Alive Dies Screaming for an Hour,” at
The baby in Poland was born after two botched abortion attempts and was left by hospital personnel to scream for an hour before dying. No anaesthetics or care was given to the baby. A polish reporter who broke the story said:

“The scream of this child was so traumatic for the personnel that they declared that they will never forget it.” The incident, thankfully, is now fuelling an abortion debate in Poland, a Catholic country where 70 percent of people are pro-life.

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Here Come the Mind-Controlled Nanobots! by Brian Simpson

In general, people passively respond to technology, which in the name of corporate profits – and not the common good – is imposed upon them. Then, when ill-effects occur, there is a life-or-death battle to try to get back to lost ground. Seldom do people think in advance of the negative consequences of technology; they are seduced by possible benefits. And, as always, good men do nothing.

Consider nanotechnology, the engineering technology of the very small. It seems now that the latest thing is mind-controlled nanobots that can release drugs in response to human thought. (The Australia, August 29, 2016, p. 8) The idea, still being tested on cockroaches (I wonder what cockroaches think about), is to have DNA robots that can deliver a drug based on brain activity (= thoughts). This is to save on people being drugged all of the time.

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How Could Donald Trump be More Psychopathic than Hitler? by Charles Taylor

An Oxford University researcher, psychologist Kevin Dutton, has claimed that Donald Trump has more – yes, more – psychopathic traits than Adolf Hitler. That headline got around the world, but Hillary Clinton ranked as a psychopath between Napoleon and Emperor Nero! See:

The “research” involved completing a psychometric tool known as the Psychopathic Personality Inventory-Revised (PPI-R), and examines eight component traits: social influence, fearlessness, stress immunity, Machiavellian egocentricity, rebellious nonconformity, blame externalisation and carefree nonplanfulness. Trump scored 171 and Hillary Clinton 152.

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Wise Words on the Gender Diversity Program by Mrs Vera West

Nick Cater (“‘Diversity’ Now a Weasel Word for Gender Warriors,” The Australian, August 30, 2016, p. 12) wrote a good piece on the Safe Schools program and the gender diversity program. Some notable quotes:

“In a relatively short space of time the theory of gender fluidity has changed from a fringe academic obsession into semi-official government policy, thus demonstrating that today’s uncontested nonsense becomes tomorrow’s accepted wisdom. Under the guise of “diversity and inclusiveness” – the weasel words of contemporary morality – the notion that gender is decided by providence has been assigned to the sin bin of political incorrectness.”

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The Domestic Violence Ideology by Mrs. Vera West

In Australia today, very little is written by men opposing feminism, the gender agenda and the “end of men.” Even in the “Freedom Movement” many of  the major players are female, and the issues associated with the implosion of masculinity, are not their concern. They may, indeed, support some aspects of the agenda, in an unthinking way.

Hence it is good that manhood has one interesting advocate, Bettina Arndt, whose article, first in a planned series of articles, seeks to restore balance and rationality. A recent piece “Always Beating Up on Men,” (The Weekend Australia, August 20–21, 2016, p. 17), points out that “domestic violence groups have built an industry on skewed figures.” She quotes Swedish politician Eva Solberg, who last year lashed out at the ideology that it is men, misogynist men, who are the cause of domestic violence. The Partner Abuse State of Knowledge Project database indicated that at least half of domestic violence is carried out by women.

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The Soviet Strategy for Destroying the West by Peter West

Yuri Bezmenov, a Soviet KGB agent defected to the West at the height of the Cold War. In the West, he tried to warn us – unsuccessfully – that the real threat from communism was ideological, through sowing the seeds of collectivist ideologies in the West, as detailed in, Love Letter to America

Ideological subversion involved seeing the West and its institutions as the enemy. Hence the West can be viewed as racist and imperialist while communist regimes have slaughtered hundreds of millions and are “pure” people. “American privilege” was pushed by the Left in the 1960s, but this has now morphed into “white privilege” and there seems to be no end in sight on the ride down.

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An Apple a Day Keeps Diabetes Away by Brian Simpson

A study by I. Muraki (et al.), “Fruit consumption and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: Result from Three Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Studies,” British Medical Journal, vol. 347, 2013, examined the fruit consumption of 12,198 participants who had type 2 diabetes. The researchers examined the consumption of fruit juice versus the consumption of the raw fruit.

It was found that those who consumed one or more servings of fruit juice per day, increased their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 21 percent.
However, the consumption of whole fruit – particularly apples and blueberries – resulted in a 7 percent reduction in type 2 diabetes risk.

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Here comes the Great GM Potato, Precious by Brian Simpson

“Po-ta-toes! Boil ‘em. Mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew,” Sam said to Smeagel in the film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. But now, the much loved potato may be getting a genetically modified twist. Australia’s food regulator has called for submissions in its review of a new genetically-modified potato which produces less of a cancer-causing chemical called acrylamide:

There are apparently no new proteins introduced and the DNA introduced is from the potato itself or from a closely-related potatoes species. So, there is the issue: is this justified on health grounds or are there more general concerns about GM issues which over-ride that? Food Standards Australia New Zealand has given us until the end of September to make a submission. Do it before the chips go down.

Here Comes the Gay Marriage Vote by Mrs Vera West

Three days before St. Valentine’s Day, February 11, 2017, we may have the same sex marriage plebiscite: “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” The vote will be compulsory and determined by an overall national majority. Well, the plebiscite will go ahead if Labor supports it, but they are still making up their little minds on that one. They wouldn’t want the “No” side to win.

There is no guarantee of free speech for the “No” case and supporters may violate oppressive state-based anti-discrimination laws. The federal government confirmed to Family First that it will not override state suppression laws.
Of course not; such laws are in place just for moments like this, to be used as a political weapon if necessary.
What we really need is a referendum putting a robust right to free speech into the constitution so that all of these laws can be knocked down in one swoop.

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The Vexed Question of DNA Ownership by Ian Wilson LL.B

An ABC “Curious Canberra” article, “Who Owns My DNA When I Send it Off for Analysis?” September 12, 2016, has again drawn attention to an area where there is a great gap in the law, and where the science is way ahead of policy.

In the United States there have been a number of cases where this issue has been examined, most notably Moore v Regents of California (1990), heard by the Supreme Court of California. There, it was held that cells taken from a patient are not their property and therefore individuals have no rights to profits made by Big Med in use of the cells. The problem with the case is that the decision should have examined the information about the cells rather than the physical cells themselves, so the issue was not resolved. Other US cases have also upheld the rights of Big Med, seeing the social interest of medical research and corporate profits overriding personal privacy.

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The Coming Demographic Crash by Mrs Vera West

The native, white European people are ceasing to have babies, thanks to a potent potion of feminism and global consumer society. In Spain, there is an average of 1.27 children born for every woman of childbearing age. There are provinces in Spain where for every baby born, over two people die. Then there is Spain’s economic crisis which has led to a mass emigration of Spaniards fleeing Spain.

Its neighbour Portugal, is just as bad, with its population projected to drop from 10.5 million to 6.3 million by 2060. And Germany has the lowest birth-rate in the world, of 8.2 per 1,000 of population between 2008 and 2013. Any ideas about why this may be so?

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The Cultural War Against Men by Mrs Vera West

Apart from race issues, the elites continue to press on with an assault upon men, and primarily white men. This is seen across the West and in many areas some clearly important, others of lesser importance.

In the EU Commission, the Commission’s budget and human resources chief, Kristalina Georgieva, said that if job targets for women were not met, then she would freeze job offers for men. If targets are not reached then sanctions will be imposed; “Sanctions are Coming’ European Union Bureaucrat Threatens to Freeze Job Offers for Men”.

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Hillary Clinton’s Mind by Chris Knight

Just before the news cycle about her collapse, and the first mainstream concern about her health, Hillary Clinton said that half of Donald Trump’s supporters belonged in a “basket of deplorables.” This was said to a crowd at a “LGBT for Hillary” gala. These people are “irredeemable but thankfully they are not America.” These millions of supporters were “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic – you name it.” That just about sums up the plight of the West in a nut shell.

Later Hillary said that she was “grossly generalistic and should not have said “half.”
How many then: a quarter?

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Henry Makow, Gender Transitioning and Child Abuse by Mrs Vera West

The latest in the Safe Schools program saga is that a Year 4 primary school student is “transitioning,” that is undergoing a gender transition, all with the help of the Safe Schools coalition. (The Australian, September 9, 2016, p. 7) A workshop will be held at the pupil’s class, and then the pupil plans to change to their new gender. It reminds me of some sort of frantic religious revivalist movement, or of the metaphorosis of insects. And it makes as much sense, since a child in Year 4, is in no position to be making such decisions.

This ideology, as has been noted in these pages, has been criticised by the American College of Pediatricians, claiming that the “Gender Ideology Harms Children”. We can add in the present context an important quote that was not noted previously, and which supports my remarks made above:
“A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking. When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such. These children suffer from gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria (GD), formerly listed as Gender Identity Disorder (GID), is a recognized mental disorder in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-V). The psychodynamic and social learning theories of GD/GID have never been disproved.”

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What a Real “Safe Schools” Program Should be Looking At by Mrs Vera West

A Melbourne school for children with intellectual disabilities is under investigation after it dealt with one child by leaving him outside on a beanbag for an entire term, and that was a winter term! The boy’s mother was unaware of her son’s treatment.

Other children at other day care centres have been put inside lockable boxes! Some children had been left in their urine or had medications shoved down their throats. Whistle blowers have been sacked for lodging formal complaints.

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More Vaccine Adverse Effects by Mrs Vera West

According to the MSRI website: Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute, August 30, 2016, the shingles vaccine, Zostamax, has two FDA-approved changes to its warning label: “The first was in August 2014, when, in addition to potentially causing chickenpox, another side effect was added: shingles! …
The vaccine that had been – and continues to be – aggressively marketed to prevent seniors from contracting this excruciating condition was found to actually cause shingles in some individuals.”

In February 2016 the FDA approved another label change to warn of another potential side effect: the eye disorder of necrotizing retinitis, which inflames and scars eye tissue and unless promptly treated can lead to permanent vision loss.

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The Optimist’s Road to Ruin by Peter West

Following on from my previous article celebrating negative thinking and why it may have survival value, I note another article (September 1, 2016) “‘Optimism Bias’ Explains Why People Remain in Denial about Coming Collapse.”

This article refers to T. Sharot (et al.), “Neural Mechanisms Mediating Optimism Bias,” Nature vol. 150, November 2007. The article looks at the neural mechanisms behind “pervasive optimism bias,” such as people consistently expecting positive events in the future when there is no evidence for them.

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Chinese Food and Unfree Trade by James Reed

An increasing amount of the food – including vegetables – at the supermarket, now comes from China. This shows the madness of globalisation, where Australian-grown produce must compete with the always cheaper Chinese imports.
Who dares ask: why should there be this competition in the first place? If an answer is given by the Dark Lords of Commerce, it usually goes along the happy capitalist lines of promoting individual choice. It is truly amazing how when socially harmful doctrines are critiqued, the elite always go back to “individualism” or “diversity.”

Peter Navarro and Greg Autry, Death by China (Pearson Education, New Jersey, 2011), present a full-scale assault on this free trade mythology. The book covers a lot of ground, but for the purposes of this note, is a good source on the dangers of imported Chinese food “infused with all manner of banned antibiotics, putrefying bacteria, heavy metals, or illegal pesticides.” (p.1)

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