Saturday, October 04, 2008
Americans have been betrayed and sold out, deceived and gagged, by the putrid lies of corrupt politicians on BOTH sides, aided by the never-failing relentless, vile lying whores of the MSM.
They have been sold into Socialism. I never thought i would see that sad day...
Obama is the Socialist from hell and so, now it seems, is McCain, well, his support of the 700 billion $ screw of America shows he is NO Conservative.
Who do you vote for now?
Friday, September 26, 2008
Four pieces on the obviously totally staged, acted, executed response to the provoked, (also staged) financial "coup" being called a crisis.
Like all theatre at it's worse, it is unconvincing and very very expensive. In this case it is downright criminal.
by Liam Scheff
The Powers that Be Speak:
“The people will give 700 Billion Dollars to pay for the cheating, lying and failure of the dozen or so wealthiest men in the world!”
Want to know how it ends up? It’s been done before:
Don’t want a “Government-Fixed” future?
Write ‘em - NO to the Fed Bailout. YES to a moderate infusion, with strict regulation and oversight , as America moves forward into an economy of Less consumption, more Conservation, Less restrictive monopoly in major industry, and more freedom for Innovation in the design, building and implementation of the major planks of our economy.
If it’s all above your head, then at least stop the hemorrhaging, and support Congressman Chuck Schumer’s contingency “We’ll give you enough, you greedy bastards, and we’ll see if you can manage not to f*** that up” plan.
The Housing/Financial Crisis Patriot Act - The End of America as You Knew It.
from housingpanic.blogspot. com
America is about to be legally stolen from the people, and given to a very small group of powerful men.
The Patriot Act of Finance, otherwise known as Paulson's $700 billion bailout bill, if passed in its present form will be the nail in the coffin for an America by, for and of the people.
Just like the Patriot Act appeared to be written before 9/11, so does this Patriot Act of Finance appear to be written before the housing crash. And yes, both were rushed through a panicked Congress and complacent media in the middle of the night.
A nation founded by the people, for the people will be given to a very select group of bankers. Legally. Without a shot fired. Because Americans were too distracted and too dumb to know what was going on.
Here's how it will be done:
1) The key line in the proposed bill is this one:
"The Secretary's authority to purchase mortgage-related assets under this Act shall be limited to 700,000,000,000 dollars outstanding at any one time"
What this does is give Hank Paulson, acting as an emperor with unchecked control over the nation's treasury, a $700 billion line of credit in which he can buy up toxic debt for whatever price he'd like to pay, $700 billion at a time.
In other words - he could buy trillions. Trillions and trillions and trillions. Buying and selling, buying and selling.
He can sell the junk he buys from his banker friends for whatever price he wants, saddling the taxpayers with the loss. He keeps this process going, using his $700 billion credit card. Buy for 60 cents on the dollar, sell for 30 cents on the dollar. Buy for 80 cents on the dollar, sell for 5 cents on the dollar. He's in charge.
$700 billion folks IS JUST THE LINE OF CREDIT. He can purchase trillions and trillions of bad debt with this credit card, as long as only $700 billion is OUTSTANDING at any one time.
2) Hank Paulson, CEO of Goldman Sachs on leave, has complete and total control over the nation's treasure. He would be unchecked by Congress, unchecked by the President. He will be king. Here's the text:
"The Secretary is authorized to take such actions as the Secretary deems necessary to carry out the authorities in this Act, including, without limitation"
Using this power, Hank Paulson of Goldman Sachs could pay Goldman Sachs anything he wanted for their mortgage assets. Let's say the market value was 20 cents on the dollar. Hank Paulson could pay them 100 cents on the dollar. Its his decision and his alone. No oversight. No limitations. Hank Paulson could simply give the nation's treasure to Goldman Sachs.
Get it now?
3) Deputizing the banks and investment banks as "agents of the government". Seriously. Here's the text:
"Designating financial institutions as financial agents of the Government, and they shall perform all such reasonable duties related to this Act as financial agents of the Government as may be required of them"
4) Have no outside control over the firesale of assets and loss to the taxpayer. Again, Hank Paulson and Hank Paulson alone shall be in control. No auditors. No oversight. No multiple bids. No nothing. Hank Paulson and Hank Paulson alone. Here you go:
"Sale of Mortgage-Related Assets. The Secretary may, at any time, upon terms and conditions and at prices determined by the Secretary, sell, or enter into securities loans, repurchase transactions or other financial transactions in regard to, any mortgage-related asset purchased under this Act."
5) Hank Paulson has final say. Hank Paulson knows what's best. Hank Paulson cannot be reversed. Hank Paulson cannot be sued. Hank Paulson is king.
"Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency"
So, what can you do? Normally here I'd say contact your corrupt Congressman or Senator. Contact the media. But folks, Congress has been bought. The media have been bought.
The American people have lost.
Deal with it.
So unless there's rage in the street, which there won't be - the new Fall TV season is starting - it's over. They win. In eight short years, they took everything they wanted. And nobody could stop them.
The only hope, for the hopeful? That we can run out the clock, and this bill doesn't pass until Bush and Paulson are gone. But if that's the case, and the bill does pass after January 2009, then the question is - who do you trust more - the outsider or the insider. And with this much on the line, will the outsider be allowed to win?
If this bill does pass ASAP, well, then watch Paulson get busy with his new credit card as fast as he can. He only has four more months. He'll be buying up crap as fast as he can in a desperate and reckless orgy of greed.
Regardless of how this plays out, prepare the best you can. Know what is happening in your former country, and do what is best for you and your family to survive.
I'm off to go find my tin foil hat now. I'm not usually one for conspiracy theories.
Welcome to the final stages of the coup...
The Huffington Post Larisa Alexandrovna
UPDATES AT BOTTOM
If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. ~ Julius Caesar
In 2000, the long fought for and long admired democracy of the United States of America began a slow and steady decline toward fascism - a Bush family tradition - with the installment of a president - a man the citizens overwhelmingly rejected (although the funny math told a still believed myth) - by a few corrupt judges on the US Supreme Court. That coup is now nearly complete and checkmate is all but unavoidable.
Let me first point you to the Bush administration's so-called Wall Street bailout bill, here, so that you can see for yourself that this treachery is being conducted in the light of day. Fascism is finally and formally out of the right-wing closet even if the F word is not yet openly being used (although it should be, and often).
Now, if you do not yet understand that the Wall Street crisis is a man-made disaster done through intentional deregulation and corruption, I have a bridge in Alaska to sell to you (or Sara Palin does anyway). This manufactured crisis is now to be remedied, if the fiscal fascists get their way, with the total transfer of Congressional powers (the few that still remain) to the Executive Branch and the total transfer of public funds into corporate (via government as intermediary) hands.
I would guess that this has to be one of the biggest peacetime transfers of power from Congress to the Administration in history. (Anyone know?). Certainly one of the most concise.
The Treasury Secretary can buy broadly defined assets, on any terms he wants, he can hire anyone he wants to do it and can appoint private sector companies as financial deputies of the US government. And he can write whatever regulation he thinks are needed.
Most importantly, Davidson points to this passage in the bill:
Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.
The Bush family, in the form of Prescott Bush, has tried a more aggressive coup before in order to install fascism in this country. This treasonous plot was called "the Business Plot," because the high-level plotters - including Prescott Bush - were Wall Street men who openly supported fascism.
It seems this time around, the Bush family is trying the more subtle approach to open bloodshed: first create a crisis, then under the guise of addressing that crisis, overthrow democracy. Yes, it does sound terribly conspiracy-theory-esque when explained just this way. But what else does one call a criminal conspiracy to destroy Congressional powers permanently, alter Judicial powers permanently, and steal public funds?
As I see it now, we have but two options and I have long alluded to hoping against hope that one of these options would not be the only one left to a peaceful people. The first and frankly most preferable option is for Congress to immediately begin impeachment proceedings against the members of this latest Business Plot.
No time needs to be wasted on hearings as we already now have in writing, formally as presented to Congress, the intentions of this administration to nullify Congressional powers permanently, to alter Judicial powers permanently, and to openly steal public funds using as blackmail the total collapse of the US economy if these powers are not handed over. You do see how this is blackmail, do you not? You do see how this is a manufactured crisis precisely designed to be used as blackmail, do you not?
The other option, the one I have long prayed we would never need to even consider, is a total revolution. But, If Congress won't act in its own self-defense, in the defense of democracy, in defense of us - the people who have elected them to protect us from this very danger - then what is left for us to do? I don't want to see it come down to this, but I fear that it will. Put your party politics aside right now. We are in a crisis so dangerous that should these people succeed in their coup, your party affiliation will no longer matter, your American flag will be a nice collectible item of something that once was, and your version of God will be worshiped in secrecy because your freedoms will be owned by the few.
You are no longer Republicans, Democrats, or any shade of voter. You do not live in a swing state or a solid colored state. You are simply this: an American. That is the only side that matters. So call your members of Congress and demand, no, declare that unless they do their duty to the Constitution and to us, we will move to the streets - not because we want to, but because our founding fathers demanded this duty of each and every citizen in the face of such a domestic enemy. Demand - as is your right - that this bill be voted against and demand - as is your right - that the people plotting this treachery be held to account. We are either a nation of laws or we are no longer a democracy. Pick a side, because there won't be another time, another moment, another chance to be a patriot.
You guys have to read this, the guy is near ready to call 911 and report me to the secret police for daring to suggest that I fear that there may be a revolution and want everyone to contact Congress and demand no passage of the Coup Wall Street bill (oh, and did I mention that he calls himself the Confederate Yankee?)
"I can only hope the lawful authorities are monitoring such enticements towards insurrection with all due seriousness, and find a nice, well-lit and cheery cell for those who require one."
Enticements? I did not realize I was standing on a street- corner pulling on my fishnet stockings in hopes of starting a revolt. Now let us examine what I actually wrote - I will bold the key points:
As I see it now, we have but two options and I have long alluded to hoping against hope that one of these options would not be the only one left to a peaceful people. The first and frankly most preferable option is for Congress to immediately begin impeachment proceedings against the members of this latest Business Plot.
No time needs to be wasted on hearings as we already now have in writing, formally as presented to Congress, the intentions of this administration to nullify Congressional powers permanently, to alter Judicial powers permanently, and to openly steal public funds using as blackmail the total collapse of the US economy if these powers are not handed over. You do see how this is blackmail, do you not? You do see how this is a manufactured crisis precisely designed to be used as blackmail, do you not?
The other option, the one I have long prayed we would never need to even consider, is a total revolution. But, If Congress won't act in its own self-defense, in the defense of democracy, in defense of us - the people who have elected them to protect us from this very danger - then what is left for us to do? I don't want to see it come down to this, but I fear that it will.
Hmmm, sounds like a massive terrorist plot, right? Oh, and don't forget to contact your members of Congress. Seriously, is this guy taking heroin with his coffee? Which part of "I hope against hope" and "I fear" is an enticement for anything that would require me to be arrested and put in jail? Freedom of speech, a no-no in Confederate Americana. Stop by and tell this guy what you think of his hopes that I end up in prison.
Another kook joins the distortion train and swift-boat party. This one is actually now claiming that I am calling for an insurrection (wow, in a few hours they will be claiming that I armed the rebels, and charging the Bastille). And if you read the comments section of this blog, you will find yet more examples of rabid xenophobia and bigotry.
And yet even more stunning? Not a one of them can seem to find the time to react to the unlimited power the Executive Branch is demanding. Perhaps they are too busy eating their racist Obama waffles?
On a side note, please use the phrase "insurrection in bed" in every comment since the right wing requires a distraction, even an imaginary one.
UPDATE 3I have gotten some emails where people appear confused by my use of the Caesar quote. Just to clarify, this is in reference to Bush as Caesar, not my support of Caesar. This is in reference to the massive Bush power grab buried in the bailout "coup" bill. Sorry for any confusion.;)
No one could have seen this coming, right?
Well, actually, the White House has admitted that they drew up the bail out plan months ago:
[White House Deputy Press Secretary Tony] Fratto insisted that the plan was not slapped together and had been drawn up as a contingency over previous months and weeks by administration officials. He acknowledged lawmakers were getting only days to peruse it, but he said this should be enough.But the government did nothing real to prevent the financial meltdown. Instead, it let the meltdown happen, and now is trying to ram through terrible and counter-productive legislation drafted previously by using fear tactics.
Does this sound familiar? It should.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
The Authorities Have Lied, And I Am Not Glad
by Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, author of 1987’s The Truth About the AIDS Panic, says it is a shame that AIDS insiders did not expose the myths and opportunism of the AIDS industry earlier. But still, better late than never.
There is a widely accepted view that Britain was saved from an explosive epidemic of heterosexual AIDS in the late 1980s by a bold campaign initiated by gay activists and radical doctors and subsequently endorsed by the government and the mass media.
Read the rest here
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
FDA issues 'Black Box' warning for Cipro, similar drugs
by Paul Dalton, July 9, 2008
"Black Box warnings are the FDA’s most important notices on potential dangers of a drug. They are set apart from other safety information to draw the attention of prescribers and patients."
"AIDS" drugs have "black box" labels, but there the fact that they are called "lifesaving" must balance the toxicity effect out. I suppose the fact they are called a "cocktail" must really help as well...
Thank God for labels. What would we do without them?
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Includes an interview with Charles Geshekter and a brilliant, in-depth analysis of all the totally wacky, hysteira laden "AIDS" news coming out of the MSM on 'HIV/AIDS".
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Journalism Ethics 101 - Conversations with New York Times writer Janny Scott.
by Liam Scheff
The "AIDS" industry has one staunch ally in in this unholy war on humanity in the name of 'HIV/AIDS". That ally is the mainstream media, without whom, the 'big pharma" motored industry would not be able to do what it does and for such a long time now.
This is how they do it
Here is another example of how the mainstream media suppress, manipulate and lie, in order to always protect the interests of "big pharma" over those of the public who they supposedly have a duty to inform and be truthful with.
This hotshot NY Times reporter actually goes as far as to admit and illustrate how she doesn't bother to check any of the relevant records, then distorts and suppresses part of the information in a piece published in the NY Times.
This is another example that highlights the sleaze of 'AIDS" reporting in general and the bankruptcy and corruption of the mainstream media, who cannot be believed or trusted any more on any issue, especially those concerning health and very specifically on 'HIV/AIDS".
Read for yourself:
In 2005, I was interviewed by New York Times reporter Janny Scott about the Incarnation Children’s Center (ICC) scandal. My investigation had revealed that orphaned children were being used in taxpayer and Pharma–funded drug studies in a Catholic orphanage in New York City.
The studies involved FDA Black-Box labeled drugs, in high doses and combinations. (The FDA Black Box label indicates that a drug has caused permanent damage or has killed patients taking the drug, at its normal, prescribed dose). Orphans were receiving a half dozen of these drugs at once.
No, we did not review patients’ medical files. I would be surprised if that would not have been a breach of patient confidentiality if someone had shown them to us.
An unexpected side effect would have been a side effect not previously seen in response to those drugs, presumably.
Advanced testing methods were the methods available at the time for diagnosing HIV infection.
I do not recall interviewing Dr. Painter but I may simply not remember. As you know, the Times moved to a new office a year ago. It was not possible to move all of our files. In my case, I threw away files that were more than 12 months old. As you know, the story you are asking about was done in 2005.
I do not recall which studies we looked at. There were a lot of them — some more easily accessible than others, as you know.
As for mentioning side-effects and FDA warnings, there are side-effects and FDA warnings on many if not most drugs. The side-effects of early AIDS drugs have been written about extensively. And, as I have said before, we were not presuming to judge whether or not experimental AIDS drugs should have been tried on children — a question that I suspect few journalists would be qualified to answer; we were attempting to put a public controversy in context.
Ms. Scott (and her junior writing partner, Leslie Kaufman), also had access to all the materials already published on the ICC story by myself and independent news agencies [1, 2, 3].
She took my interview, sources and information, but suppressed all of it in her reporting. She did not cite me correctly relating to the publication of my article. She misquoted me from emails that I sent her, and she actively suppressed the sources I gave her, who had inside information about the ICC trials.
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Ever since the WHO announced that "AIDS" was Over, the announcement that Piot stepped down, the calls for UNAIDS to be disbanded, the vaccine disasters and Clark Baker published Gallo's Egg, the AID$ industry along with their whore sister, the MSM, have embarked on a total, all-out campaign of hysteria lies and distortions, reminiscent of the worse days in the early 80's. All this is designed to confuse and cover-up their bloody hands.
Just have a look at the latest bunch of reports coming out since then:
Africans have a genetic disposition to get AIDS.
Worms make you more prone to 'HIV" infection.
Blacks in America are all infected.
Latinos are all infected.
Test all women.
Force mothers and babies onto drugs.
Gays are evil factor.
The Mexico "AIDS Show" courtesy of "Big Pharma"
The whoring washed-up pharma paid pop star hysteria.
Another one from the UN reports no one sees or want to see thrown in to the bundle saying "AIDS" is on the slowdown two days ago and boom, the CDC now hits back with this: "HIV" estimates are going through the roof, again.
Add on to that the latest piece of libellous garbage titled "Denialist Lies" to come from the violent, pharma paid, AIDS industry Mafia hoods know as, the "leaderless group of emailing chums", or AIDSTruth.org, and you should have a good picture of what this is all about.
They are whipping up the hysteria to hide the fact that they are all involved in systematic mass murder, pure Nazi, Socialist, or modern day Liberal politics supported Eugenics dressed as "caring". That's what 'AIDS" is. It provides the infrastructure for the Global Eugenics Plan.
No amount of science fiction reports and false statistics can hide that. Both science and statistics are so corrupted and out of control on this subject, that they have no credibility at all. They do have a use though, they provide a wall behind which everyone can hide their bloody hands, their shame and their terrible guilt. It won't last for ever though...
All minority leaders such as gay, black, women's are all in on this too. They, along with the corrupt MSM, orchestrate this evil, actively diverting the masses attention, fixation and obsessions with these "political isms", from the truth, which is that the 'AIDS" political CONstruct is the supremely racist, homophobic, sexist culprit and not the lack of access to fraudulent non-specific non-validated illegal so called 'HIV" testing and toxic treatments not being more available to the minorities they say they represent, as they claim.
It is both ridiculous and unbelievable that the 'AIDS" activists, gay activists and all other minority community leaders from black or Latino to women, see the racism, homophobia and sexism in the machine failing to brand, poison and eventually kill the people they represent, but NOT in the fact that the deadly 'AIDS" hypothesis, that says; the never isolated retrovirus called 'HIV" for which there is not even a specific test, or official proof that it even exists, causes it. They do not see that "HIV/AIDS" is specifically designed to brand and kill us all.
"AIDS" is the biggest "has-been" parade in history.
The "liberal" washed-up has-been pop star fashion star film star goon squad promoting deadly tests and whipping up the hysteria and lies, throw in a has-been Bishop and a has-been ex-president turned "saint" from South Africa, two has-been presidents of the United States from both sides, Clinton and Bush doing their bit and you have it all there, complete for the corrupt mass media to orchestrate the 'AIDS" show. 25 years of lies, deceit, profiteering, censorship, scaremongering, corruption, sleaze and many many dead people. No wonder they all scream "murder" and attack anyone who asks them, what makes them so sure they are not wrong.
Are they stupid or is this deliberate?
I believe that at this point, it is politically more convenient for them all not to see or admit that, though soon they will have to. Right now they all want to get a piece of the 'AIDS" 48 billion $$ of your tax money" cake. The politicians want the glory and the praise, and the community and minorities leaders get their share by adopting and exploiting the "victim" status of the groups they represent and claim to be helping. The media, activists and stars promote the lies and the hysteria, convince people that they are at risk, promote a test that is a clear fraud and "toxic black box label medication" which they say saves lives, for all those branded 'HIV+", many do it for money as well as for the image. This is intentional and deliberate and therefore is criminal.
Who are they all kidding?
I am not touching on the African "AIDS" question here, that genocide will make all others seem almost insignificant by comparison, if the they keep on getting their way.
When one puts all this together, one should really see that this is another holocaust, and like with all holocausts, the guilty are not just the leaders either, though they have the bigger part of the blame, everyone is guilty by default as well. Holocausts do not happen unless the majority consent them. They do not involve small numbers of people, so the claim of ignorance is simply not credible. The only element allowing this to go on right now is the people's consent. This entire piece of evil would crash and blow apart violently and much more visibly the moment people yell: STOP! The majority though seem happy with "AIDS", as it seems to suit everyone's intrinsic prejudices and interests so nicely.
So even though the trumpets have sounded from the highest levels announcing that it is over, the vultures are all there trying to devour the corpse and grab anything else they can get their nails into, refusing to let go and making that into the typically macabre spectacle we are used to seeing from the 'AIDS" industry.
Let us not forget that "HIV=AIDS" has technically fallen apart already. It ended officially on all levels last July 2008. It had already been discredited totally and on all levels possible and all this noise we hear now is orchestrated by those who need it, because they live off it and those who don't want their part in this unholy scam to be exposed.
Where are we right now?
From Titanic:'AIDS" is OVER
Thomas Andrews: The pumps will buy you time, but minutes only. From this moment on, no matter what we do, Titanic will founder.
Ismay: But this ship can't sink!
Thomas Andrews: She is made of iron, sir. I assure you, she can. And she *will*. It is a mathematical certainty.
Only the people still permit this racket to go on a little longer, maybe just till they come to grips with the hideous truth behind it and how all have been supporting it for all these years. I am sure that it will not be too long now till the full horror of what 'AIDS" really is, will be made more obvious to the masses, and I am sure it will be the industry's greed itself will do that too. Then we will hear that chorus of false, hypocritical wails crying : "Oh God I really didn't know".
I am sure that at least to the Jews, it does.
History will not be so blind, nor, I hope, will it be kind.
Till then be warned:
Even if you collaborate.
You are still a target.
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Posted by ex-Hollywood Liberal (Clark Baker) at 10:56 AM
On July 31, 2008, Fayetteville Police Detective Dave Williams called me to report that James Murtagh MD had made an official police report regarding threats made against Murtagh. I wrote this email to him after our conversation:
From: Clark Baker
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 10:56 AM
To: 'Det. Dave Williams'
Subject: Clark Baker, James Murtagh, and Gallo's Egg
Fayetteville Police Detective Dave Williams:
It was good to speak with you today.
As I said, feel free to contact me anytime if Murtagh alleges that someone from “the dissident side” has threatened him. I have posted a comment (#112) asking readers to limit their attacks to comments on websites and peaceful protest:
I have advised Michael Geiger to not have any further contact with Murtagh and to not encourage other individuals to do so:
From: Clark Baker
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 4:06 PM
To: 'Michael Geiger'Subject: RE: Cease and Desist
This was EXACTLY how he started with me. He's asking questions to get you to talk. He and Moore both know you.
He is best ignored.
From: Michael Geiger
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 2:53 PM
To: Clark Baker
Subject: Fw: Cease and Desist
Check out his last response. Any suggestions on working him?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Murtagh"
To: "Michael Geiger"
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 11:24 AM
Subject: Re: Cease and Desist
I will answer your questions if you answer mine.
How far are you willing to go? When do you plan to visit? Are you violent?
As you can see, Murtagh did not express distress and, instead, appeared to invite threats to use against Geiger and/or me.
During the next few weeks, I anticipate that my email address will be spoofed to distribute spam and viruses to millions of email account holders around the world. Those attacks have already begun. I also expect my phone numbers to be spoofed as the source of threatening phone calls and other criminal behavior. The source of those spoofed calls will be untraceable. Murtagh’s operatives have BILLIONS of dollars in pharmaceutical assets to target me and I will do all I can to facilitate ANY police investigation that arises from these attacks.
I respectfully request that you advise Murtagh to call off his co-conspirators, including Ralph Bard, Kevin Kuritzky, John P. Moore PhD, Robert Gallo MD, Brian Foley PhD; operatives of AIDSTruth.org, the Treatment Action Group (TAG), and foreign operatives affiliated with pharmaceutically-funded groups like Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and RedPeg, of South Africa. Further information about these individuals and groups are included in Gallo’s Egg.
None of these groups or individuals should contact or attack any individual who questions Robert Gallo’s unproven theories, including (but not limited to) investigative reporter Celia Farber, Peter Duesberg PhD, or members of Semmelweis Society International (SSI).
Murtagh’s conduct demonstrates that his statements are unreliable and false. I have too many emails to send, but he sent this unsolicited email to SSI members last Monday:
----- Forwarded message -----
From: Jim Murtagh
Date: Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 12:27 AM
Subject: Good News! Clark is gone
To: (SSI Members)
Friends, Good news! Semmelweis has formally distanced itself from Clark Baker and repudiates AIDS denialism as well as the juvenile "report" of Clark Baker. Clark Baker is no longer a member, nor does he speak on behalf of Semmelweis or for Semmelweis. Not a single member was willing to stand up for Clark. Even Roland and Gil did not bother to put in a good word for Clark. Clark refused to rebut dozens of studies. Clark made incredible demonstrably false statements.
Fortunately, it appears Clark resigned. Clearly, it was a mistake to allow private detectives into Semmelweis. Now that this is behind us, I believe it is time to elect new officers who will abide by the bylaws, and stand behind the Semmelweis mission statement. Semmelweis exists to protect doctors and scientists, and not to threaten their jobs, as Clark has done. Glad this is behind us.
A few hours later, the SSI Board appointed me as SSI Secretary.
Murtagh is a former SSI member and only a small part of an insular group that supports my ouster and the quashing of my report. Many individuals of that group are also vulnerable to the tactics used to retaliate against physicians and university professors at universities and hospitals.
Chicago University Professor Andrew Maniotis, PhD is one of the latest. He is the program director in the Cell and Developmental Biology of Cancer Departments of Pathology and Bioengineering at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He will lose his position in August because of retaliatory attacks by Murtagh’s affiliates (Moore and Gallo). I have copies of letters used to destroy him if you wish to see them. Rebecca Culshaw is one of many victimsThreats and coercion are routinely used to destroy careers of those who question Gallo's unproven allegations.
My investigation has just begun. As you can see, my report is online and Murtagh’s behavior and name are clearly cited in my report, just as I have presented my name and conduct. Murtagh had no expectation to believe that his behavior would not be publicly reported, and I have no statutory or constitutional responsibility to conceal his identity or behavior.
That said, I will cooperate with you and the Fayetteville PD to minimize any impact that my report may have on the residents of your city and on Murtagh’s personal friends and family.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The egocentric, dismissive and out of touch response from Gary Null to Gallo's Egg highlights what many have been saying for years now. AIDS dissent is ruled by an elitist circle of mainly doctors and their acolytes, who when it comes to the crunch and at times such as these, can make it difficult to distinguish even which side they are really on.
What difference is there in this response from Gary Null and one coming from Nick Bennett or JP Moore, who always try to convince us that we don't know enough about this garbage called "AIDS" science to challenge it? Where is the difference?
This is the clearest and most immediate example of how this elitism and browbeating works even within dissent ranks. It is a disgrace that Gary Null still thinks that we all need to spend years reading gobbledygook to be able to see, smell and decry a political fraud. It is also a clear example of what I too have many times lashed out against, which is that these elements within dissent will stop at nothing either to keep themselves and their tired and ineffective scientific dissertations centre stage.
They are above all, loathed to admit that when one follows this from the political angle one CAN and many DO come to clearer and more effective conclusions about the 'AIDS" brouhaha. What exactly has becoming an incomprehensible encyclopaedia of scientific fact, (which even though may be correct, is still a product of the perverse and corrupt "AIDS" science), achieved here to permit Gary Null to be so dismissive and condescending?
This element within dissent has the same effect on people that the flat declaration by 'AIDS" apologists has, when they say that none of us, Null included, know enough about "AIDS" to question it. This is unacceptable and I hope that it is answered vociferously by all. If Gary Null, like JP Moore believes that, then in my books, in spite of all his work, he is just another arrogant, egocentric, out of touch and elitist fool.
Thank God for Clark Baker, he is a breath of fresh air in this genocidal stench. he is the latest to show that this 'AIDS" scam is not that difficult to grasp after all. Maybe that is what pisses Gary Null off more than anything here, Clark took three months to work it out, and he is not the only one either, whilst after a quarter of a century of scientific haggling, dissent doctors have not even been able to come up with ONE SINGLE idea on which they ALL agree, unanimously and forcefully. Yet they still claim total authority and stay firmly centre stage.
This factor is a major problem within dissent, and NOT the length of time one has been vocal about it all, or the lack of scientific reading by those who actually take the political angle on "AIDS", because they are clever enough to see that the scientific road lead to mostly helping the "AIDS" orthodoxy maintain the confusion.
Dr. Gary Null needs to chill out and stop talking and thinking like Mark Weinberg. It ain't healthy, or very becoming for someone who claims to fight the orthodoxy. His comments sound more orthodox than those of the orthodoxy. They are certainly more objectionable and unacceptable coming from him.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Amidst the hysteria of AIDS terror reports claiming it is on the rise we get this too:
Worldwide Aids epidemic slowing, says UN
UN: AIDS epidemic stable; fewer deaths, infections
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 11:45 AM PDT
By MARIA CHENG
LONDON - Fewer people are dying of AIDS, more patients are on HIV medication and the global AIDS epidemic is stable after peaking in the late 1990s.
But the United Nations AIDS agency warned in its yearly report Tuesday that governments will need to continue setting aside millions of dollars for AIDS in the coming decades as patients live longer on AIDS treatment.
"We've achieved more in the past five years than in the previous 20 years," said Peter Piot, the agency's executive director. "But if we relax now, it would be disastrous. It would wipe out all of our previous investments."
UNAIDS estimates the number of AIDS case worldwide at 33 million; its previous estimate of 40 million was revised last year because of changes to how it counts cases.
Countries in sub-Saharan Africa including South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland, remain the center of the AIDS epidemic. The region has about 67 percent of all people infected with HIV and 72 percent of all AIDS deaths.
Outside sub-Saharan Africa, AIDS mainly affects drug users, gay men and sex workers.
Officials estimate that 2 million people died from AIDS last year, down from approximately 2.2 million in 2005.
Is it up, or down, stable or raging? Now or later? Coffee or tea? Toxic black-box "lifesaving" drugs or Cocktails?
The media has now gone totally all out with its campaign to terrorize black America with the false notion that they are all HIV positive or have AIDS.
Racist report after report on a daily basis now are reaching hysteria levels reminiscent of those horrible early days when the same thing was done but with gays, It should make black leaders at least take note that something here smells to high heaven, but again, as with the leaders of the gay community back then, and still now, the leaders of the black community are either all rolled into this unholy scheme, or for some reason seem oblivious to the screaming racism in all these reports, which incidentally, are quite worthless, as they are all based on a scientific hypothesis, which has never even been proved, an idea for which there is no TRUE scientific evidence. These reports are not even scientific; they are not based on any true scientific method.
“AIDS” science is not science; it is garbage, pure and simple.
I noticed this started a few days ago now with the racist news issue started coming saying blacks have genetic disposition to 'HIV" infection. I was truly shocked today just to see that on one site alone the alarming quantity of articles and reports detailing this hysteria. I am not even taking Africa into account here, over in Africa this is totally out of control. This new latest mass assault is on black America.
Here are some examples just from today:
Even so, she and others like her still push for people to get tested. Tested with this fraudulent test. How come the best your leaders have managed to throw up, is absurd paranoia from the Reverend Wright, who with all due respect to him, talks of racism but is unable to see how this racism is working. Why engineer a virus when all you need is a silly test which does NOT 'HIV", market it as a specific test for 'HIV" get all the leaders and pop stars to endorse it and promote it and the evil media can do the hysteria and everyone will believe it anyway? We have all seen this already done to gays and Africans for Gods sake?
And those black pop stars, good God what a shame. They are all leading you towards an abyss and they seem fine with it too. They all fail to see that the truest and most blatant racist attack on you all is coming in the form of a lie called 'HIV" risk, which they are all promoting, but obviously know nothing about it. We don't even know if 'HIV" exists and even if it did, we have NO specific test to even detect it with. We have a non-specific test that tests for non-specific 'antibodies". We have the same fraud we have had since the start of this gross and deliberate piece of evil.
“At present there is no recognized standard for establishing the presence or absence of HIV-1 antibody in human blood.” (Abbott Laboratories, ELISA HIV Antibody Test Insert, section “Sensitivity and Specificity”)Black America must wake up, as they, contrary to Africans have a responsibility towards themselves and their brothers in Africa too, who for obvious reasons can't take on this issue in the same way balck America can.
This is obvious and deliberate racist based genocide. This is pure eugenics in action. Even a silly white boy like me can see that, all other forms of racism compared to this are pure trivia.
Black America MUST wake up, before it is too late!
Lee Evans talks on the 'HIV" test.
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Monday, July 28, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Clark Baker will be interviewed for a full hour this Sunday on the nationally syndicated Robert Scott Bell Show to discuss his investigative report. Please tune in if it is live in your area or you can listen to it live on the internet stream. You can find the link to it at http://robertscottbell.blogspot.com
The interview will be live from 11am to noon PST. This will be a HUGE opportunity to broadcast this incredible report and information nationwide to over 74 radio markets nationwide and worldwide on the internet. You can also call in to talk to Clark and show your support for the work he is doing.
Tell your friends, your family and spread the news to everyone you know that Clark will be on the radio this Sunday dispelling the AIDS myth and exposing the crooks and liars.
This Sunday 7/27/08 at 11am PST
The Robert Scott Bell Show
on your local talk station or
via internet stream at here
Others are having none of it.
The AIDS industry and the media scramble to divert attention form what is becoming more obvious by the minute, that AIDS is Over and they are all screaming and running for their lives to big pharma red ribbon party in Mexico, to feel safe together, hide their guilt at all costs and forget their troubles and figure out how to silence the increasing levels and clamour of criticism, scepticism and accusations. Thanks to the American Government they have 50 billion $ of taxpayers money to do it with now.
So fasten your wigs and prepare the puke-bags for the AIDS Razzle Dazzle Part II.
Till then, here are some examples of what I mean:
Pharma activists Geffen & Gonsalves declare war on
AIDS activists' 'irrational actions' - July 25, 2008
The critique was be published in the latest issue of the Journal of the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society, say its authors, Gregg Gonsalves and Nathan Geffen, both working in South Africa. The criticism is sure to spark discussion at the biennial AIDS conference, which starts in Mexico City on Sunday 3 August: ACT UP Paris has for years been one of the loudest activist groups at such meetings.
Gonsalves and Geffen allege that the group’s “irrational” actions are hurting, not helping, the cause of people with HIV -- a critique Gonsalves has been making for a few years now. The new article recounts how ACT UP Paris’s protests at the 2004 Bangkok AIDS meeting derailed planned clinical trials to test whether antiretroviral drugs could prevent HIV infection. According to Gonsalves and Geffen, ACT UP Paris is now trying to block a planned trial to circumcise 20,000 men in South Africa; circumcision has been shown to decrease an individual’s risk of HIV infection.
Looks like ACTUP Paris is now smelling the coffee and that dreadful smell of racism, pharma money and sleaze so characteristic of the AIDS issue. Will they finally join ACTUP San Francisco in denouncing openly the genocidal agenda that is the AIDS CONstruct?
AIDS Research Bash It Out Too
In Spite Of Seeming Coolness
The AIDS Machine Is In Total Disarray
Cocktails add years to lives
So let's all hit the Margaritas and Mojitos folks, God knows, after reading all this shite one ends up in desperate need of a few stiff (AZT free) ones.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Officials: Search for HIV vaccine needs overhaul
Scientists will have to take "enormous intellectual leaps" to develop an AIDS vaccine in the coming years, say researchers clearly frustrated by the failure of a once-promising shot.Source
Now he is seeking, what seem to be, new young zombie priests to replace the old blood in the AIDS church. Applicants must be:
willing to pursue 'innovative, high risk, high impact' work, according to the NIAID documents about the new programmes.Source
'We'd like to bring into the fold and embrace new people, young investigators ... who have no preconceived notion,' Fauci said.
The AIDS machine has literally fallen apart. The shell still makes noise only with the fact that 25 years on they have literally NOTHING! So they dress these daily admissions up as if they were exciting news. Like this one here:
Parasites may Fuel AIDS Epidemic
Question is, what parasites are we talking about?
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Stunning Article On HIV & AIDS Corruption
HIV, AIDS & Gallo’s Egg
July 21, 2008
Last June, I posted this report about US hospitals and how many rely on fraud, preventable injuries and infections to patients to compensate for losses due to our government’s insistence that private hospitals treat and care for uninsured and underinsured citizens, indigents, and illegal aliens.
I learned how hospitals destroy good physicians and how predatory hospital chains like Tenet, Kaiser Permanente, and Adventist pressure local physicians already in successful private practice to join their groups. Those who refuse are targeted for sham peer review by corporate administrators and MDs who accuse non-compliant physicians as dangerous, incompetent, or disruptive. While a few tenacious victims expend their life savings to preserve their clinical privileges, others aren’t so lucky. Faced with the malicious and devastating loss of their medical careers, many take their own lives; which is what the health care corporations prefer anyway. To them, it’s only business – nothing personal.
I was never impressed by concerns about “the evils of big pharma.” I assumed that drugs are expensive because of the R & D that goes into finding cures for disease. Until now, I never imagined that some of those same drug companies would support junk science to fund researchers who would then produce expensive drugs that cause illness and disease around the world; or support junk legislation that would force healthy mothers and their children to take drugs that kill (under the threatened loss of child custody), and then use their subsequent sickness and mortality as evidence that a non-existent disease actually exists.
Such a scheme would have made Machiavelli weep with joy.
A New Investigation
I was not concerned about "big pharma" until my visit to Washington DC last May. I was there to meet with members of Semmelweis Society International (SSI). This is an impressive group of medical professionals – physicians, nurses, surgeons, medical and law school professors, and former CEOs of health care corporations. Because of my own experience with retaliation and my ongoing interest in US healthcare and sham peer review, I was interested to hear their stories directly from them.
I accompanied Gil Mileikowsky, MD, the OB/GYN who first explained sham peer to me in 2006. I spent five days with the members – all dedicated men and women who care deeply about the political corruption of healthcare and who risked their own careers to report fraud or abuse within the healthcare system. I recorded and edited their testimony, and posted this video after members testified before the US Congress and Senate. I was also honored to testify regarding my experience as an LAPD whistleblower.
Two recipients of the Semmelweis “Clean Hands Award” were reporter Celia Farber and molecular biologist Peter Duesberg, PhD. I had not heard of them before and knew nothing of their relationship to a little known controversy about HIV and AIDS.
After 28 years as an investigator, I consider myself pretty skeptical about things until I see proof. Most of my work today is pro bono, so I can pick and choose who I assist. Witnesses are expected to lie, but if I discover that a client has misrepresented facts or lied to me, I will usually drop the case. I’m fortunate to have the time, energy, and resources to help good people get out of undeservedly bad predicaments. Not all lawyers are like Mike Nifong or David Sotelo, and not all private investigators work like Anthony Pellicano. Without unbiased credibility, investigators are nothing more than a liability to their clients.
As various members interacted with Farber and Duesberg, I learned that the HIV/AIDS issue had not been entirely resolved. Like Dr. Mileikowsky’s story about sham peer review, this sounded equally unbelievable.
When I returned to Los Angeles, several former members began to question the wisdom of presenting the awards to Farber and Duesberg. In response, SSI President (and neurosurgeon) Roland Chalifoux issued this press release to explain the rationale of the awards. But when two dissenters persisted, Dr. Chalifoux asked me to conduct an independent investigation of Ms. Farber and Prof. Duesberg, citing my investigative experience, independence, and almost complete lack of knowledge about HIV and AIDS.
I accepted the case.
Although I didn’t expect it at first, I was warned that I should expect attacks from the “other side.” I wasn’t sure what they meant but kept it in the back of my mind. It didn’t take me long to find out for myself.
When word got out that I had begun my investigation, several ex-SSI members told me that Duesberg and Farber were dangerous and "not worth my time" to investigate. Having met both in Washington, I found nothing dangerous about the reporter or microbiologist.
Two dissenters, James Murtagh, MD and Kevin Kuritzky, were friendly to me at first and “appealed to my better judgment.” Their friendly pressure intrigued me and I began my investigation by checking into their allegations.
Both essentially charged that Duesberg and Farber were liars and that both were responsible for millions of HIV deaths in Africa. I wasn’t as troubled by their allegations as I was by their insistence that I stop my investigation. It seemed incongruous that the individuals who alleged genocide would also pressure me to not investigate their own allegations.
As both Murtagh and Kuritzky increased their hostility, the more interesting the case became.
From: Kevin Kuritzky [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]It was hard to imagine that Kuritzky had once been accepted to the Emory School of Medicine and even more bizarre that his collaborator, Dr. Murtagh, would permit such an attack. Fifteen minutes later, Murtagh replied to Kuritzky:
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2008 9:50 PM
To: Celia Farber
Cc: SSI Membership
Subject: Re: Official Nominations
Celia - why don't you take your parasitic, attention-whore behavior elsewhere, to a place where people actually care.
You have been exposed to most of Semmelweis, and South Africa doesn't want your uneducated "faux-journalistic" crap opinions either. The entire world have basically discredited you countless times, and all the attachments I have sent verifies this. Go back to doing what you appear to know best, which is to [crude remark].
Your anecdotal stinking pile of bullshit is only trumped by the real science of people who are actually qualified to talk about this, not someone like you who [crude remark].
Your false, damaging, and absurd views on HIV are not welcome in the medical community. Now I suggest you exit before you are exposed even further into the pit that you continue to dig.
From: Jim Murtagh [mailto:email@example.com]At the time, I did not know that Murtagh and Kuritzky were being supported by pharmaceutically funded operatives from South Africa, Cornell University, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2008 10:05 PM
To: celiafarber; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject:Fwd: Official Nominations
I asked you to be kind to Ms. Farber because she is obviously ill. Her
has distorted her judgment. We are dealing with very sad pathology in the AIDS denialists. What I really want to know is who wrote the SSI press releases? Who put Gil up to this? Obviously, Gil and Roland did not cook this up themselves.
It is sad that Farber did not respond to a single one of your well-documented points. I believe the entire SSI (and ex-SSI members) should be proud of the factual manner in which Kevin has investigated this affair.
Ms. Farber again resorts to made up facts, and ignores the 5,000 scientists who demonstrated that Koch's postulates have been fulfilled.
Kevin, you documented 12 double blind studies. Your research puts any doubt to rest. HIV causes AIDS. This is as certain as the earth is round, and that the moon is not made of green cheese.
It got worse.
On June 19th, I became a victim of their attacks just as I had been warned. Kuritzky initiated a “spam attack” against my name and professional email account and phones, generating thousands of unwanted spam messages and phone calls that offered everything from gay porn to paid vacations. Because I was prepared, I was able to positively identify the source of the attack by matching Kuritzky’s IP address used before and after the attacks as the same address used to generate the attack. I eventually filed a crime report with the LAPD and continue to prepare a criminal and civil case against both.
As of last week, I completed and delivered my report to SSI and will now post it in its entirety below. If you want to understand what I now accept as the most significant criminal conspiracy I have ever imagined, get your coffee and strap on your seatbelt.
The investigation I call Gallo’s Egg took me from America’s “War on Cancer” (1971-1981) to the early history of HIV and AIDS. It reaches from the cities of West Hollywood and San Francisco to the continents of Africa, Asia, and Australia. It led me to the steps of the National Institutes of Health, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and some of America’s most prestigious universities and research centers. It involves hundreds of billions of dollars of misdirected tax-supported funding and some of the most financially successful pharmaceutical companies in the world.
I have never written about anything more important. This story changed my life, and if you have the time and patience to understand what I have written, it may change yours as well.
If Americans, our courts, and our legislature permit the continued corruption of science and medicine by our pharmaceutical industry, I fear that the 232-year experiment we call “The United States of America” will have failed.
On May 13, 2008, Semmelweis Society International (SSI) presented the Semmelweis “Clean Hands” Award to Professor Peter Duesberg and Investigative Journalist Celia Farber.
The awards were not presented as an endorsement of Prof. Duesberg’s scientific conclusions. Indeed, SSI members disagree about many topics related to science, medicine, and politics. They are not unified by one single ideology, but by their commitment to those who oppose the influence of politics that corrupt science, research, and medicine.
Professor Peter Duesberg, PhD
Prof. Duesberg began his award-winning career in cancer research in 1963. Funded by major grants from National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Duesberg isolated the first cancer gene in 1970, and mapped the genetic structure of retroviruses – a class of viruses that does not kill cells, but were thought to possibly cause cancer. In 1986, Prof. Duesberg was voted into the most respected scientific body in the United States, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
One year later, Prof. Duesberg described the flaws in the HIV hypothesis of AIDS causation. Although formal screenings are not required by Academy members, the NAS published Prof. Duesberg’s paper after an unprecedented six separate peer reviews. After 20 years, Prof. Duesberg’s paper remains unanswered.
Prior to these publications, Dr. Robert Gallo, the cancer virologist who claimed HIV caused AIDS in 1984 described Duesberg as the scientist “who knew more about retroviruses than any man alive.”
At the time of his endorsement of Duesberg, Gallo headed the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Although Gallo’s cancer and leukemia research was fraught with controversy, he still enjoyed significant influence in the distribution of research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Once Dr. Duesberg questioned Gallo’s hypothesis that HIV (alone) caused AIDS, all his proposals for research funding were suddenly rejected. Before raising questions about the role of HIV in AIDS causation, Duesberg’s grant applications were never denied.
When reporter Celia Farber reported on Duesberg and the controversy over HIV (1988), the NIH barred her from further contact with their scientists and labeled her a “threat to public health.” Despite being under constant attack from the HIV/AIDS industry since then, Farber continued to probe the subject in her writings over the years.
Retaliation against publications and journalists who report on scientific challenges to the HIV hypothesis is not new. The gay publications New York Native and Christopher Street were shuttered as a result of the ACT UP boycotts.
When Farber published her 15-page exposé in Harper’s on the unethical practices and patient deaths involved in the experimental AIDS drug trials in 2006, the retaliation was immediate.
Instead of addressing the disturbing content, or the inconsistencies of Dr. Gallo’s AIDS research, pharmaceutical industry-sponsored AIDS activists and researchers accusing Farber of having made 56 errors, and urged the global media and AIDS communities to discredit her, the article, and Harper’s, which they did (NY Times, The Nation, CJR, Poynter, Gay City News, The Advocate, The Body, Act Up). The document was posted by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in South Africa, where they are not required to identify their top 14 international “core donors”. The non-profit group, Rethinking AIDS, later published a rebuttal to their attack on Farber, which proved there were no errors in the Harper’s article. Farber’s most prominent critics, including Gallo, refuse to respond.
Harper’s and Farber stood accused of "AIDS denialism" and drawing negative attention to a "life-saving drug" Nevirapine, which had just been financed for distribution to more than a dozen developing nations. Their protest was consistent with their demands for increased distribution of lower-priced AZT during the 1980s.
In the heat of the attacks, members of Harper’s staff also received threats. The authors of the attack manifesto demanded 1) an apology, 2) a condemnation of Farber, 3) Harper’s surrender of pages to an article extolling the benefits of the drug in the next issue, same length, and the editor’s resignations. They even demanded to bring their own fact checkers. Harper’s yielded to none of the threats, conceded no errors, and continues to stand by the article to this day.
One of the signatories of the attack document against Farber was Richard Jefferys of New York’s Treatment Action Group (TAG), one of many AIDS “activist” groups that are funded by the pharmaceutical industry.
In May 2008, Jefferys led the campaign to antagonize members of both the Semmelweis Society (SSI) and the No Fear Coalition over the Farber/Duesberg awards. In seeking to get the awards rescinded, Jefferys disseminated falsehoods about Farber’s journalistic record (which this investigator examined) and failed to reveal that the maker of the drug Farber exposed was TAG’s third largest donor. As the coordinator of TAG’s central donor program, Jefferys’ job was to coordinate “global activist/scientist response” against Farber and her article in Harper’s: In short, Harpers paid Farber to investigate, and Boehringer Ingelheim paid Jeffreys to retaliate.
As a result of the false allegations, Farber did not receive another journalism assignment for more than two years. Only one source later reported that an independent panel of non-orthodox scientists found Farber’s article, after a four month review process, to be error free.
Although his recent cancer theory has earned him newfound respect in scientific circles and media (Scientific American 2004, 2007, Discover 2008),
Professor Duesberg remains cut off from all NIH funding, and commutes to Germany to conduct his scientific work. While Prof. Duesberg and other scientists still doubt that HIV kills cells, their questions are even more troubling when we consider the coordinated personal attacks used by Gallo and a core group of collaborators against those who ask legitimate questions about Dr. Gallo’s questionable scientific record:
In 1975, Gallo and Weiss stated that they had isolated a human leukemia virus, HL23 virus, but this was shown later to have resulted from laboratory contamination by three primate retroviruses. In 1980 Gallo claimed to have isolated a human T-cell leukemia virus (HTLV), but did not present positive evidence that this was a human virus. During 1983-4, Gallo and his associates published several papers asserting that the human leukemia virus, HTLV-1, was the agent involved in the development of AIDS. This was eventually disproven but meanwhile the attention of many scientists was misdirected, wasting time and resources that could have been put to far better use…
Professor Abraham Karpas
After years of questions about fraud and questionable research, Dr. Gallo left NCI to open Baltimore’s Institute of Human Virology. Professor Duesberg still teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.
A quick summary of the origin of the HIV controversy:
- Dr. Duesberg identified and mapped retroviruses,
- Experts determined that retroviruses do not kill cells,
- Dr. Gallo calls Duesberg the world’s top retrovirus expert,
- Dr. Gallo proclaims that the HIV (retrovirus) causes AIDS (by killing white blood cells),
- Dr. Duesberg reminds Gallo that retroviruses don’t harm cells, and;
- Dr. Gallo has never proven that HIV exists, attacks cells, or causes AIDS.
History of Scientific Retaliation
Because the father of the scientific method was born 1000 years ago in the Middle East, the political pressures of his religion prevented humanity from taking full advantage of the promise of science. Ibn al Haytham and Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis were both judged insane not because they were wrong, but because their ideas threatened contemporary political forces.
Prof. Duesberg and Ms. Farber aren’t alone. Economist Ben Stein reported others whose scientific inquiries are now threatened, interrupted, or corrupted by political influence. This influence results in the loss of research grants or, as in the case of Ms. Farber, industry insiders who blacklisted her in the media. In hospitals, these influences kill thousands of patients annually.
When the NAS published Prof. Duesberg’s 1988 paper, Gallo and company scattered like debutants from a stentorian fart. Anthony Fauci refused comment. Maxine Singer said she was still reading earlier issues. Saying that he hadn’t “heard a single scientist discuss it for a second,” Gallo admitted that a copy was on his desk, but hadn’t read it.
Although he vowed to respond, neither Gallo nor any of his defenders ever published a rebuttal of Duesberg’s paper (or the 196 peer citations that supported it) in any peer-reviewed publication.
Instead, Gallo’s defenders created the specter of AIDS-Denialists and Denialism, epithets designed to marginalize those who questioned Gallo’s opinions as somehow denying the existence of AIDS itself. Because Gallo skeptics never questioned the existence of AIDS, this allegation is false. The fact that malnutrition, septic water, disease, environmental conditions, irresponsible drug use and self-destructive behavior can degrade a body’s ability to protect itself from infection and cause death is undeniable. What is in question is Gallo’s scientifically unsupported assertions that retroviruses cause leukemia, cancer, and AIDS.
When used around casual observers, the denialist/denialism epithet dehumanizes Gallo skeptics as flat-earthers, ufologists, Klansmen, Eugenicists, racists, homophobes, and other socially unacceptable groups. Because most people fear the stigma that comes with those associations – and are socially, politically, and professionally unprepared to defend themselves against this slur, they politely scatter and change the subject like Gallo’s debutants.
Months after Ms. Farber published her 2006 Harper’s exposé, AIDS industry activists held this conference where those who offended the official HIV/AIDS “Party Line” were methodically and unrelentingly attacked as denialists.
Co-moderated by TAG operative Daniel Kuritzkes, MD, the 2006 HIV Science and Responsible Journalism Conference asked invited journalists “if balance was always appropriate when the evidence backs one side.” These academic “hit men” openly and unapologetically detailed how and why these attacks shall be executed.
A paid consultant to more than a dozen pharmaceutical companies, Dr. Kuritzkes warned journalists that denialists like Peter Duesberg still work in universities and urged that they be denied access to students and reported to authorities whenever possible.
Kuritzkes told his audience:
“If this happens in your neighborhood ask the university authorities why they allow this and then write about it.”WSJ reporter Marilyn Chase warned reporters not to unintentionally “exalt the position of denialists by making them seem like just some sort of independent intellectual contrarian whose views really should be heeded.”
Sitting in the audience, research scientist Ella DeCann complained that “science is full of laboratory politics,” and asked the panel:
“Do you understand that AIDS research is actually tied to technology, rather than to science?”Panelist John P. Moore, PhD quickly rejected her assertion. Although he regularly identifies himself as a professor of microbiology and immunology at Cornell University, Moore rarely mentions the $400 million annual funding that Cornell receives for research from taxpayers and HIV drug makers that include Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Trimeris, or GlaxoSmithKline. Bristol Myers Squibb alone acknowledges more than $100 million in research funding. With billions of dollars in research grants at stake, it’s understandable why Dr. Moore and America’s most prestigious universities are reluctant to offend the pharmaceutical companies that keep their prestigious research laboratories open. Rather than present Gallo’s promised proof that HIV exists, kills cells, and causes AIDS, Dr. Moore attacks with rhetoric. A few examples:
- H.I.V. causes AIDS. This is not a controversial claim but an established fact, based on more than 20 years of solid science. It is as certain as the descent of humans from apes and the falling of dropped objects to the ground.
- To deny that HIV causes AIDS is farcical in the face of the scientific evidence.
- Although science is not an ivory tower that should never be questioned, the fundamentals of whether HIV causes AIDS are so certain that challenging them to create trouble really does harm people.
- AIDS denialism kills.
- We will not engage in any public or private debate with AIDS denialists or respond to requests from journalists who overtly support AIDS denialist causes.
- The debate has been settled. It is not our role to enlighten denialists as to their inability to understand the available information.
From: John P. Moore, PhD <email@example.com>Although Moore boldly threatens to “crush” those who question the role of HIV in AIDS, he avoids all invitations to engage in public debate on the HIV hypothesis of AIDS.
To: Michael Geiger
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2007 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: Shame on you JP!
Thanks Geiger! What you sent contains useful information we can use against you people! And we will!
"Dan" has it exactly right when he says:
If they are able to "justify" their actions, it's most likely because they simply see this as WAR. War against the "denialists". Nothing more.
When you're in a war, there are no rules.
This IS a war, there ARE no rules, and we WILL crush you, one at a time, completely and utterly (at least the more influential ones; foot-soldiers like you aren't worth bothering with). John (emphasis added)
Because AIDS is mostly confined to its initial risk groups in America (gay men and drug users), most Americans have been too busy to concern themselves with the issue or the storm of politics and retaliation that continues to mute this largely unnoticed international debate. Most Americans feel unaffected, but our general complacency permitted fundamental changes in the direction and progress of higher-priority medical research. The redistribution of hundreds of billions of research dollars based upon Dr. Gallo’s still unproven claims continues to the detriment of millions of Americans and people around the world.
After the Semmelweis Society International (SSI) presented awards to Duesberg and Farber last May, the retaliatory forces that curtailed all funding for
Prof. Duesberg’s award-winning cancer research and attacked Ms. Farber’s reporting were suddenly brought to bear against SSI and its members (including this investigator). If not for the courage of the SSI membership and the support of hundreds of award-winning scientists and researchers, SSI and the awards would have evaporated. For their membership, science and medicine must repudiate all forms of political influence, regardless of the political risks involved.
In the spirit of freedom and science, SSI commissioned this report to respond to questions and arguments regarding Professor Duesberg’s unanswered questions of Dr. Gallo’s 1984 HIV hypothesis. As an independent investigator who could not be influenced by the threats or attacks made against vulnerable SSI members and others; and as someone who had never heard of Duesberg, Gallo, Farber, or AIDS Denialism before May 2008, SSI believed that this investigator had the unbiased and proven investigative experience necessary to examine both sides of the controversy. For his efforts, this investigator was not compensated.
One of the more printable attack letters to SSI was from former Emory medical student Kevin D. Kuritzky, who wrote:
It is my understanding that Semmelweis presented Dr. Duesberg with an award, seemingly on behalf of the group. It is not disputed that Dr. Duesberg is a controversial figure. However, I have had personal experiences with his material and his theories. I have read his works, studied them, and frankly, I am sickened.Investigator’s Response:
I am sickened because… I was born in a nation, South Africa that is ravaged by HIV/AIDS. Dr. Duesberg was used as a pawn of the government to impede providing antiretroviral medicines to the needy. Dr. Duesberg has provided no science behind his theories, and he, as a virologist, allowed himself to be complicit to murder by the tens of thousands, in essence to sell his notoriety.
South Africa is not “ravaged by HIV/AIDS.” In 2001, the South African Government reported 9,479 deaths due to "HIV Disease" out of a population of 44.8 million. This represented only 3.16% of all deaths in the country and only two-one hundredths of one percent (0.02 %) of South Africa’s total population.
(More African mortality info here)
Kuritzky’s reference to "antiretroviral medicines" also implies an Orwellian use of language. The primary "medicine" is AZT, which was designed as a highly toxic cancer chemotherapy in the 1960s. It’s hard to imagine why anyone in America or South Africa would want to deliver toxic chemotherapies to expectant mothers and villagers who already suffer from poverty, malnutrition, and septic water.
In this 2008 study, 320 Tanzanian patients were placed on “antiretroviral therapy” (ART) between October 2003 and November 2006. Most (223) were women, some as young as 15. The majority were between 25 and 34 years of age. Most were severely malnourished, had thrombocytopenia and varying degrees of anemia.
Overall, 95 patients died within 11 months, 59 within three months of starting the drug regimens. One year mortality was estimated as high as 46.8% in those who were severely malnourished. Other studies confirmed that severe malnutrition is directly related to the mortality of HIV+ African patients "even after the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy..." One of the authors explained that the study’s weakness is that mortality might be underestimated because so many were lost to follow up and probably died at home.
Ronald B Reisler M.D., M.P.H. did a five-year review (1996-2001) of about 3000 HIV/AIDS patients who took the anti-retroviral cocktails. He found that:
- 332 patients suffered an "AIDS" event, meaning some purported manifestation of the underlying disease, however;
- 675 patients suffered a "Grade 4" event, meaning a life-threatening illness was attributed to the drugs, not the virus. The most common of these side-effects were:
- Liver damage
- Neutropenia (white blood cell loss)
- Anemia (red blood cell loss)
- Cardiovascular, including heart attacks
- Psychiatric disorders
- Kidney problems
Reisler, JAIDS, 34(4):379-386, Dec. 1, 2003
Dr. Duesberg lacks any courage to back up his claims.
Dr. Duesberg has published numerous papers in the peer-reviewed literature to back up his claims, much to the detriment of his career. A Google-Scholar search reveals over 200 of his peer-reviewed papers. On the other hand, Mr. Kuritzky’s claims have been posted on dozens of pharmaceutically-funded activist websites, including AIDS Truth, which was created in direct response to the perceived threat of the consequences of Farber’s 2006 Harper’s article. Although technically a “non-profit,” AIDS Truth is operated by “team members” who are funded directly or indirectly by the pharmaceutical industry.
When I was in college, Dr. Duesberg gave a lecture. He was unprofessional and was offered the opportunity to prove his "theory." He lacked the fortitude to demonstrate his true commitment to the pseudo-science he preaches, and backed away like a coward. If he truly believes what he espouses, he should have the guts to inject himself with HIV to prove his point about "poppers" etc being the real culprits of AIDS.Investigator’s Response:
But unlike Dr. Jaworski who stood up for what he believed in with regards to peptic ulcer disease, Dr. Duesberg was a coward. When I was involved in HIV research as an undergraduate, I told Dr. Duesberg personally that this lack of desire to "prove" his point calls into question his very belief in the pseudotheory, and makes one wonder whether his whole career is based on a notoriety desire.
As the tone of the “former medical student” grew increasingly hostile, this investigator noted consistencies between Kuritzky’s attacks, and those routinely repeated by TAG surrogates John P. Moore PhD, Daniel Kuritzkes MD, and Richard Jefferys.
After a brief examination, this investigator discovered that Kuritzky was expelled from Emory Medical School after numerous allegations of dishonesty, unprofessional, and unethical conduct. Regardless of his past (and consistent with garden-variety TAG attacks), Kuritzky offers no proof; and since Emory Medical School is located three time zones east of UC Berkeley, his anecdote is doubtful.
Regarding the allegation of cowardice: Prof. Duesberg has offered several times (example) to inject himself with HIV if 1) only the exact terms for success or failure could be offered by his detractors, and 2) the experiment could be scientifically conclusive.
In 1984, the theorized HIV/AIDS “HIV latency period” (from infection to illness) was said to be from six months to a year. Today, it is accepted that there are varying categories of "long term non-progressors" (LTNP) or "elite controllers", who take decades to progress to AIDS, if at all. In some studies the latency period has been stretched as high as 30 years or more (2007), although the drug industry and its activists attribute this to new antiviral drugs. This means that if Prof. Duesberg was injected with the “HIV retrovirus” in a controlled study today, he could die sometime after reaching his 104th birthday.
After twenty years, Dr. Gallo and supporters like Dr. Moore continue to refuse to provide Dr. Gallo’s promised rebuttal to Prof. Duesberg’s PNAS paper. Instead, they have declared:
We will not (e)ngage in any public or private debate with AIDS denialists or respond to requests from journalists who overtly support AIDS denialist causes.In this investigator’s experience, no other science is defended with epithets and refusals to disclose. After publishing millions of pages of research based upon Dr. Gallo’s hypothesis, why would Dr. Moore refuse to present Dr. Gallo’s original proof unless it does not exist?
Dr. Duesberg has indirectly killed many human beings through his complicity in South Africa's limits on antiretroviral medications given to pregnant women. The science is proven that vertical transmission is greatly reduced here. I am not sure if Semmelweis is aware that Dr. Duesberg was essentially finally run out of the country (South Africa) as a murderer, and I personally don't disagree with this claim as I am intimately familiar with Dr. Duesberg's behavior in South Africa.Investigator’s Response:
This is one of the most common and manipulative anti-scientific libels used to prevent Duesberg from pursuing his counter-theory in a scientific manner. Like
Dr. Moore, Kuritzky offers no evidence, references, or proof of any of these allegations, nor does an aggressive search reveal any clues to substantiate his claims.
Prof. Duesberg was not “finally run out of the country (South Africa) as a murderer”: He visited South Africa when President Thabo Mbeki summoned him for round table discussions between AIDS scientists of opposing viewpoints in 2000.
Of the antagonistic, hostile, and threatening attacks made by Gallo defenders, former South African President Thabo Mbeki appealed to then-President Bill Clinton and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan (April 3, 2000), and:
… passionately defended Duesberg and the other dissidents, and suggested that factors other than HIV could be the cause of AIDS in Africa. He called for a uniquely 'African solution' to the problem, as AIDS seemed to affect Africans differently to those who live in the developed world. He also defended his right to consult dissident scientists, and accused unnamed foreign critics of waging a 'campaign of intellectual intimidation and terrorism' akin to 'the racist apartheid tyranny we opposed'.As stated earlier, prescribing toxic cancer chemotherapy to pregnant women is dangerous for both mother and child:
In an earlier period in human history, Mbeki wrote, Duesberg and his followers 'would be the heretics that would be burnt at the stake. The day may not be far off when we will, once again, see books burnt and their authors immolated by fire by those who believe that they have a duty to conduct a holy crusade against the infidels.' The letter, copies of which were delivered by hand to Clinton and Annan, concluded: 'It would constitute a criminal betrayal of our responsibility to our own people to mimic foreign approaches to treating HIV/AIDS.'
“In reviewing the frequency of birth defects in this population [of HIV+ women taking AZT during pregnancy] we noted eight birth defects (10%) out of 80 live births [and 8 spontaneous fetal losses, for a total of 17% abnormal pregnancies]”
Kumar et al, 1994 Oct 7(10):1034-9
The HIV/AIDS issue consists of two components:
- Dr. Gallo’s original opinion, and;
- Millions of pages of research that are based upon, and used to support, Dr. Gallo’s original opinion.
At the same time, there are a number of easily understandable peer-reviewed reports that conflict with Gallo’s theory.
For example, chimpanzees share about 99% of the DNA in humans. Since it is unethical to test humans with potentially dangerous pathogens, they serve as the “gold standard” for scientific experiments. In the mid-1980's, AIDS researchers infected numerous chimps with HIV to induce AIDS. No chimpanzee has ever developed AIDS.
“It is true that HIV does not cause AIDS in chimpanzees.”
It is said that HIV is spread through sex. Yet, the largest epidemiological study of heterosexual transmission of HIV was conducted in San Francisco from 1987-1997. The researchers observed 175 sexually-active discordant heterosexual couples (1 partner HIV+, 1 partner HIV-) for over six years. No person in the study contracted HIV.
"We observed no seroconversions after entry into the study."
The problem with HIV tests is that there is no viral gold standard. HIV test accuracy is not measured against any isolated (purified) HIV, but against indirect measures or patients with clinical symptoms of AIDS. These tests generally detect, and are hypersensitive to, antibodies of many different viruses and cellular debris. This $50,000 award, offered in exchange for scientific validation of any HIV test, remains unclaimed.
Using a “cops and robbers” analogy, Dr. Gallo’s HIV test relies on the presence of cops (antibodies) to indicate the presence of robbers (HIV). While it’s true that cops appear at bank robberies, they also appear at doughnut shops, police stations, fundraisers, sporting events, and training academies. The presence of cops does not necessarily prove the presence of robbers.
The autoimmunity phenomenon is characterized by an immune response against its own cells and tissues. So while the presence of HIV-antibodies (cops) may indicate that, at some point, someone may have been in contact with an HIV-virus or related particle (robbers), there is no way to ascertain the significance of such an event.
Antibody production does not mean that the antigen is necessarily noxious.
For example, the most common form of hypothyroidism is caused by anti-thyroid antibodies. This does not mean that the thyroid tissue is a harmful pathogen. The antibodies against virtually all endocrine organs, including ovaries, have been identified and (so far) no one has demanded the mass performance of thyroidectomies or ovarectomies. This becomes more complicated since many patients with anti-thyroid or anti-ovarian antibodies do not suffer from significant target organ damage. In this “cops and robbers” analogy, the cops (antivirus) are sometimes summoned by those who have mistaken the noise of a stray cat for a home invasion robbery.
Consider the “metal detector” analogy: To prevent terrorists from boarding planes (or HIV in our blood supply), HIV test sensitivities are set so that Jimmy’s orthodontics and Grandma’s titanium hips activate the alarms. Once those alarms sound, the tests brand them as suspected terrorists.
The fact that any westernized physician, particularly an Ob-Gyn (SSI member) can defend Peter Duesberg is beyond my comprehension. I think any Ob-Gyn that fails to administer anti-retrovirals to a pregnant woman should not only be peer-reviewed, but should be put in jail. Yet, Dr. Duesberg has espoused this sickening ideology.Investigator’s Response:
Remember that SSI chose to answer Kuritzky’s letter because he offered the most common and coherent attack against Prof. Duesberg. In light of the aforementioned evidence of his criminal behavior, it was extremely difficult for this investigator to take any of Kuritzky’s TAG-generated myths seriously.
Kuritzky also illustrates that the hysteria that incarcerated history’s first scientist and Dr. Semmelweis still exists today. When science becomes a hysterical political argument and criminal attacks, science and human progress cease to exist. Nevertheless, the record appears to reflect that these are Mr. Kuritzky’s (and TAG’s) strongest arguments. Indeed, these also appear to be the same political arguments used to coerce scientists and physicians into politicizing real science.
Panic & Politics
In the late spring of 1981, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) were coming under increasing Congressional pressure to clean up the waste and corruption that characterized their ten-year War on Cancer.
At the same time, CDC epidemiologist Dr. Wayne Shandera reported that five homosexual men in their 20s and 30s were stricken by a pneumonia that ordinarily struck cancer and transplant patients. Said Shandera, “The best we can say is that somehow the pneumonia appears to be related to gay life style.”
The report stated that five patients also suffered from infections due to a virus “that causes mononucleosis-type symptoms” and is “shown to be capable of suppressing the body’s immune defense system in a manner similar to anti-cancer drugs.”
Investigators speculated that the virus (CMV) was “suppressing the immune defense system of certain individuals sufficiently to make them vulnerable to the
P. carenii already present in most persons’ lungs.”
“They are carrying out an intensive study to learn what the common factor may be in the lifestyle of gay males. One speculation is that the inhalants commonly used in the gay community to heighten sexual feeling may somehow be involved.”When the story came out, some insensitive clergy and ideologues suggested in the media that AIDS was “punishment for homosexuals who violated God's Law.” Homosexuals and their advocates were understandably hurt by these remarks. Unfortunately for science, this immediately polarized and politicized the debate. While the extreme right sought to stigmatize AIDS as a “gay disease” that was unworthy of attention, the left exaggerated the risk that AIDS posed to the general population and demanded endless funding.
Policymakers were understandably reluctant to shift billions of dollars in research funding from deadlier diseases like heart disease (#1) and cancer (#2) to a lesser understood pathology that appeared to only affect a small population segment.
When the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) protested the skeptical “homophobic and AIDS-phobic coverage” of the New York Post, the US media killed all stories that suggested the propriety of a careful government response. Without the media’s support, politicians, government officials, and drug manufacturers grew unwilling to risk the homophobe label. This appears to coincide with the period when American science was corrupted by the political debate.
The result was devastating to those most vulnerable. Poisonous toxins suddenly became available as the FDA rushed their approval of new AIDS medications in as little as six weeks. During the AZT trials, Burroughs-Wellcome used their own researchers to test and distribute AZT with little more than hat tip from the FDA:
“By the middle of 1985 there were over 10,000 AIDS patients anxiously awaiting a drug. The extreme patient need for a drug sped up the process from test tube to patient tremendously. After filing six patents on the preparation and use of AZT, and racing through necessary animal tests in partnership with the NCI, Burroughs-Wellcome submitted an application to the FDA for an Investigational New Drug (IND). In a miracle of bureaucracy, the FDA approved of the first AZT trial in only seven days.”
The history of zidovudine (AZT).
Journal of Clinical Research and Pharmaco-Epidemiology, 4: 25-37 (1990)
When word spread that AZT trials at Burroughs-Wellcome required placebos for half of their 282 HIV/AIDS patients, the media fueled several more controversies:
“Some critics believed that AZT was too toxic for weak AIDS patients, and others accused Burroughs Wellcome and the FDA with hindering the drug’s ability. Many critics felt that the placebo arm of the arm was unethical, and called for all patients to have access to the drug. Burroughs Wellcome’s spokespersons vigorously defended the trial, but the company recognized the high stakes of the trial and, in collaboration with the NCI and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), they established the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) consisting of various AIDS experts that were removed from the trial.
“In September of 1986, only 7 months after the trial started, the board concluded that there was a significantly lower mortality rate in patients randomly assigned to receive AZT than the placebo. Only one of the 145 patients receiving AZT had died, compared with 16 patient deaths from the 137-patient group. The trial was halted, and the patients who received placebos were given an opportunity to take AZT… by March of 1987, 4500 AIDS patients, or one-third of all Americans living with AIDS, had received free Retrovir (AZT) handouts from the company...
“In less than three years, AZT had progressed from the obscure shelves of Burroughs Wellcome to pharmacies all across the country, providing patients a measure of hope at a time when there was none…”
Former president of Burroughs Wellcome
(on the company’s research of AZT)
Former NCI director Dr. Samuel Broder characterized the three-year-process as moving “at the speed of light.” AZT retailed for $188 per bottle, or approximately $7,000 to $10,000 per patient, per year. Compared with today’s FDA standards, three years is a glacial pace.
Hundreds of billions of dollars were subsequently transferred from cancer and cardiovascular disease research and, as the uncontrolled waste and abuse spread, scientists, physicians, and universities truncated reports, shortcut peer review studies, and attacked those who challenged their questionable methodologies. Millions of research pages and articles were subsequently generated that cited, complimented, and supported other research papers that all assumed that Dr. Gallo’s HIV theory was an “established scientific conclusion.”
Gay men and drug addicts who were terrorized by the fear and propaganda campaign about HIV, and stigmatized by unreliable HIV tests, stampeded to AIDS clinics for fast prescriptions of lethal doses of AZT. The greatest period of mortality (1987-1995) attributed to HIV occurred during the exact years of AZT mono-therapy. Coincidentally, as AZT was replaced by less toxic drugs, mortality also dropped to current levels. Liver failure remains the leading cause of death among HIV+ patients who use the current generation of black-box anti-HIV medications. Liver failure is caused by drug toxicity and is not considered an AIDS-defining illness.
When 13-year-old Ryan White was diagnosed as HIV+ in 1984, his illness further fueled the hysteria. In 1987, Oprah Winfrey quoted "scientific predictions" that 20 percent of all heterosexual men would die from AIDS by 1990:
"By 1996, three to five million Americans will be HIV positive and one million will be dead from AIDS."
"By 1991, HIV will have spread to between 5 and 10 million Americans."
"By 1991, 1 in 10 babies may be AIDS victims."
"Without massive federal AIDS intervention, there may be no one left."
Washington Times, 8 Jun 1999
Once the massive government fire hose was turned on to fight the “War on AIDS,” competing, fact-based, scientific views, were drowned out or otherwise suppressed.
Because so few middle-class, white heterosexuals ever got AIDS or knew someone who did, many Americans passively disconnected themselves from the campaign.
Within the scientific community, the HIV/AIDS question may have been one symptom of an even larger disease.
During the 1980s, the general public began to under-value and under-appreciate the work of independent academic scientists like Prof. Duesberg. NIH grants became scarce, endowments dried up, and tuitions barely covered teaching activities. As a result, the salaries and social status of academic faculty members began to decline and many talented individuals fled the universities.
Due to this negative selection, the majority who stayed in academia became very different from classic scientific giants like Robert Koch. While this did not mean that all academicians became unethical, it was easier to become disillusioned and cynical in such environment. Some faculty members grew desperate in their search for some form of a steady income that would compensate for many years of education and training. The pharmaceutical industry was more than happy to help – for a price.
This situation is described in the book, The Truth About the Drug Companies, by former New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) editor Marcia Angell. When, in an earlier NEJM editorial, Dr. Angell asked, “Is Academic Medicine for Sale?” a reader replied, “No, the current owner (Pharmaceutical Industry) is very happy with it!”
Anti-retroviral drugs are all in categories of known or unknown danger to fetal development. In the post-thalidomide age, the FDA strongly recommends against administering these drugs during gestation. None are “safe” to mother or fetus. (one example)
Celia Farber also documented the horrific death from organ failure in pregnant mother Joyce Ann Hafford, who was being treated with AIDS drugs (nevirapine and combivir, made with AZT) while pregnant with her second child.
In March 1996, the FDA authorized the sale and distribution of crixivan six weeks after Merck applied for FDA approval. Compared to the years taken to complete 110 clinical tests before approving Splenda and AZT’s “light speed” three-year testing, it’s hard to imagine how the FDA could safely approve anything in 42 days.
Noted for being “well tolerated” and causing substantial improvements in “CD4 cell counts and viral load,” the crixivan report noted that “the relevance of changes in viral load had not been established”; nor did it show any effect on the development of infection, survival, or as a cure for AIDS.
In light of the profit margins related to drugs like crixivan and the catastrophic deaths related to toxins like nevirapine, it’s hard to ignore the potential profits generated by panicked people who learn they’ve tested HIV+.
AIDS prescriptions are costly. About.com reports that pharmacies charge $570/mo for crixivan capsules:
When multiplied by the estimated US population of one million HIV+ patients, potential income for crixivan alone can be considerable:
The drugs aptivus ($1117/mo) and fuzeon ($2315/mo) cost much more. As of this writing, Merck shares sold at $35/share. (more info here)
The export and consumption of these untested known toxins by mostly rural and poor villagers of foreign countries is also disturbing.
HIV/AIDS science appears to target minorities. HIV test drives are sharply focused on the African American community, which was Joyce Ann Hafford’s misfortune.
Abbott Laboratories recently donated $60 million in their five-year program to urge black Americans to be tested for HIV. According to Abbott, their ”I Stand with Magic” campaign “intends to halve the rate of new infections among US blacks.”
Despite Dr. Gallo’s unproven HIV/AIDS hypothesis, basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson uses “his fame to raise public awareness of the virus that causes AIDS.” Moviemaker Spike Lee, who directed the public service ads, said, "We African Americans can be homophobic. There's a whole lot of re-education that needs to get started."
According to the same LA Times article:
… the heads of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People… took HIV tests in public and made testing available at their annual convention. That same year, 16 mainstream black organizations, including 100 Black Men of America, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the National Council of Negro Women, pledged to fight the epidemic.The same article cited the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) assertion that “women accounted for more than a third of AIDS cases diagnosed among African Americans in 2006.” KFF is the same organization that hosted the aforementioned 2006 journalism conference where drug industry-funded panelists told journalists how to marginalize alleged denialists.
"The black community is where the gay white community probably was in the late 1980s or early 1990s," said Dr. Wilbert C. Jordan, medical director of the OASIS Clinic at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center. "But we're not where we need to be still."The numbers provide ample reason for alarm. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, blacks make up almost half the estimated 1.2 million Americans living with HIV today, though they are just 13% of the U.S. population overall.
Professor Henry Bauer has shown that, for all available US demographics, people of African descent are on average 8-10 times more likely to test HIV positive than Caucasians. Since this has been the case for two decades now, this may also be an indication that the tests are racially biased.
The AIDS industry has accused Africa of being responsible for the original spread of HIV, that Africans enjoy “dry sex”, are more promiscuous than people on other continents, and hold voodoo beliefs about health, medicine, and healing. Ironically, Benin is one African country where voodoo still keeps HIV/AIDS mortality below two percent.
Although the World Health Organization (WHO) recently reported that the threat of a “heterosexual pandemic” of AIDS was over, AIDS activists still insist that millions are infected and dying from the “AIDS epidemic.” Despite the WHO report, the Congress intends to authorize another $50 Billion in new AIDS funding to Africa this year.
Of the aid package, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman declared, “We have a moral imperative to act and to act decisively.”
While critics lament the absence of research funding (it was ONLY $12.6 Billion FY 2006), it’s hard to know where that funding goes when drug companies don’t conduct tests or trials. The reluctance of funded researchers to accept, for example, the Perth Group’s modest request also becomes more understandable; and it could also explain their 21-year hostility toward Prof. Duesberg, Ms. Farber, and hundreds of other scientists, physicians, and journalists who try to report it to US Government officials (NIH, HHS, NIAID) who still refuse to listen.
In time, and if no one asks these critical questions, the drug companies may slowly wean their more sensible customers from toxins to life-saving placebos without losing funding. Eventually, ground celery seed capsules under the label of thiswontkillyouflex and sold for $500 a bottle could keep HIV+ patients and drug companies alive for more than a normal lifespan. If and when this occurs, the drug companies, scientists, and politicians could finally congratulate themselves for winning Dr. Gallo’s “War on AIDS.”
In many ways, today’s HIV/AIDS industry resembles a mature termite colony.
In the years since HIV produced Dr. Gallo’s first egg, workers (administrators and researchers) have built a labyrinthine fortress of carton walls (research and facilities) to support the colony. While its soldiers defend the colony and king, Dr. Gallo and HIV are managed, groomed, and fed by the attending workers that surround, care for, and defend them.
At first glance, the fortress appears impenetrable and the dark interconnected passages too confusing to navigate. After more than twenty years and millions of pages of research and studies that are built upon Gallo’s original egg, no sane person could attempt to comprehend the infinite trivia without going mad. To argue against the mountains of interdependent self-supported HIV/AIDS minutiae requires terabytes of computational power and the tenacity of the world’s most obnoxious sports fans.
The key to the conundrum lies not with the carton walls, workers, soldiers, or the myriad unnavigable passages, but with Dr. Gallo’s original HIV declaration itself.
The principle of Occam’s razor states that the best explanation tends to be one that requires the fewest additional assumptions. Such an explanation invokes the fewest intermediate factors (i.e., 25 years of HIV/AIDS research) while maintaining its “predictive power”; that is, its ability to explain current data to predict future data. If we apply Occam’s razor and the Scientific Method, it is clear that the relationship of HIV/AIDS was never formally proven, and to assert that it is true until disproven is fallacious.
When asked which argument most strongly convinced him that HIV was not the cause of AIDS, Nobel laureate Kary Mullis replied, "The fact that there's no evidence for it."
One does not need to be a pharmaceutically-funded AIDS researcher to understand these questions. Occam’s razor and the Scientific Method are both taught in grade schools around the world. When the scientific world reacquaints itself with these principles and reestablishes the discipline to apply them, the queen will die and Gallo’s colony will collapse.
Of scientific consensus, Michael Crichton said:
“(T)he work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus… There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period.”Conclusions
With millions of diagnosed and undiagnosed HIV+ men and women leading healthy and productive lives around the world without AIDS medication, this investigator is left with Prof. Duesberg’s lingering questions and Dr. Gallo’s hysterical defenders, who, this investigator has personally discovered, appear predisposed to use libelous and criminal tactics to silence those who ask questions. (see Epilogue)
These questions are not insignificant. No other science appears to be defended more aggressively than Dr. Gallo’s theory. If an investigator questions the curvature of the Earth, or the internal combustion engine, it’s hard to imagine NASA or Honda paying SPACETruth or HONDATruth advocates to defend either discipline. Indeed, both topics are clearly presented on public websites and libraries around the world without fear, intimidation, or the threat of lost grant funding. The idea that advocates would use criminal means to dissuade someone from investigating the internal combustion engine would seem preposterous; and yet, hundreds if not thousands of journalists, teachers, scientists, and ordinary individuals are routinely targeted by Dr. Gallo’s well-funded defenders.
Only one of two conclusions is possible:
- This investigator has deliberately, unintentionally, or recklessly overlooked the answer to these fundamental questions to present an unsupportable conspiracy theory, complete with imaginary threats, emails, and phone calls memorialized in his 66-page police report and pending federal lawsuit, or;
- The pharmaceutical companies are:
- Using inaccurate, unverified testing protocols to claim people are infected with a retrovirus that has not been shown to cause harm but, they claim, could kill;
- Inventing, manufacturing, and distributing toxins designed to disrupt normal cellular and enzymatic functions necessary to sustain life to fight the presence of a harmless passenger retrovirus;
- Using those toxins to deliberately, unintentionally, or recklessly compromise what may otherwise be healthy immune systems, and;
- Manipulating drug-caused illness and mortality statistics to maintain HIV/AIDS funding
- Enlisting and paying uninformed but well-meaning celebrities to promote HIV testing and treatment to specific targets (gay community, low-income minorities, and third world populations) that are most vulnerable to seductive and high-pressure marketing strategies.
If the second conclusion is true, America could eventually recover from the scandal: but it’s hard to calculate the impact of the needless suffering, death, lost confidence in American science and good will, class action lawsuits, lost shareholder value, product liability, the wasted energy and resources expended within our academic institutions, its effect in the international community and the US and global economies.
If the survivors of “Dr. Gallo’s Egg” sense that government agencies and drug companies took shortcuts that unnecessarily killed otherwise healthy people, like 13-year-old Ryan White, agencies, politicians, and the media will soon start pointing fingers to blame someone for igniting a human disaster that could make Enron and 9/11 look like garden-variety purse snatches and auto accidents. Families of those who suffered and died from the toxicity of drugs like AZT will want to attack politicians. Politicians will blame agencies for misleading them, and those agencies will blame previous administrations.
A backlash against media, and within, the gay community, could also result. The gay and lesbian media, community centers, and HIV/AIDS advocacy groups that employ thousands and profit from generous pharmaceutical sponsors and CDC grants for advertising, lavish event planning, hosting, and fundraising will end. Threatened by the loss of such funding, these organizations will be reluctant to close their doors to seek other employment.
Scientists will hide behind their research, doctors behind their hospitals, gays behind their physicians and clinics, politicians behind their constituents, and journalists behind their editors. The most obvious targets will be the drug companies that produced, distributed, and profited by selling known toxins throughout what may be nothing more than a 25-year sabbatical from the science.
The medical and academic members of Semmelweis Society International cannot be sure because those who insist that HIV is harmful still refuse to prove HIV’s connection to AIDS. What is not disputed are the poisonous properties listed on the labels of ALL FDA approved HIV/AIDS medications.
No one is competently required to prove the non-existence of Dr. Gallo HIV/AIDS theory. Prof. Duesberg raised questions about Gallo’s theory twenty years ago that Gallo and his defenders still refuse to answer. When Dr. Gallo and his defenders decide to prove that HIV exists, attacks white blood cells, and causes AIDS, their investment of ten months and $100,000 will finally put these questions to rest – as they should have been 24 years ago.
Based upon the evidence contained in this report, this investigator must agree with hundreds of reputable scientists and doctors who remain unconvinced that
Dr. Gallo’s retrovirus is real or has anything to do with the disease called AIDS.
It is this history, this evidence, and these questions that Professor Duesberg, Ms. Farber and countless others have risked their careers to present. The members of Semmelweis Society International may or may not agree with all aspects of this report, but they unwaveringly support the courageous men and women of medicine and science who continue to ask questions about the world around us.
Without honest and intellectually curious scientists like Peter Duesberg, humanity loses the promise of innovation and progress. Without aggressive and impartial journalists like Celia Farber, industry and government cannot be held accountable. Without both, the 232-year experiment we call the United States of America will have failed.
One of the most difficult aspects of this investigation has been to document and articulate the kind of attacks made by the AIDS industry’s core cadre of operatives. As explained by operatives Kuritzkes and Moore, their role is to silence minor inquiries and destroy serious threats. In my years of investigation, I have only been attacked by individuals who hoped to dissuade me from investigating their own criminal enterprises. In this case, email permits me to more easily identify the tactics used by these operatives.
Even before this report was completed, several individuals continued their personal attacks against me. My PI license was threatened, my computer security attacked, and I have been libeled by numerous “professionals” from various private and government agencies. The following emails will describe how insidious these attacks can be. As you read through them, consider how threatening these emails could be to a young physician, scientist, student, or teacher who dares to question these professional operatives.
Dr. James Murtagh used government servers at the Veterans Administration to pressure me to discontinue my investigation. When his efforts failed, he notified Brian Foley, PhD of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
While being paid by US taxpayers, Dr. Foley used his influence from within the government facility to attack me through uninvolved third parties. He is supervised at LANL by fellow AIDSTruth operative Bette Korber, PhD.
Here is my email to the LANL Ombudsman:
To: Camilla S. Lopez, PhD – Los Alamos National Laboratory, Ombudsman
My name is Clark Baker. I am a private investigator, licensed in California. I have been an investigator for 28 years both privately and with the Los Angeles Police Department (1980-2000). I have conducted more than 5000 criminal and civil investigations and have investigated, arrested, processed, and helped convict more than 2,700 career felons. I have also received more than 80 citizen and official commendations for my service as a US marine sergeant and police officer.
I was in Washington DC last May where I testified before Congress on pending whistleblower legislation. While there, I became aware, for the first time, of the HIV/AIDS dispute between those who believe Dr. Peter Duesberg HIV hypothesis, and those who believe Dr. Robert Gallo’s HIV hypothesis.
Before they were scheduled to testify, Dr. Duesberg and investigative reporter Celia Farber had been libeled by the Treatment Action Group as AIDS denialists - an epithet that suggests neither believe that AIDS exists. Because these Gallo-skeptics have been vilified as something on par with racists, homophobes, and worse, those who controlled the “No Fear Tribunals” suddenly became too afraid to allow their testimony to be heard. More than anyone else who testified that week, Duesberg and Farber deserved the time to testify about what they endured because of the organizational and individual behavior of TAG, AIDSTruth, and members of esteemed universities throughout the United States.
I testified about my own experiences as a whistleblower and left Washington hopeful that new legislation could protect individuals who asked relevant questions about publicly-funded expenditures.
I am deeply concerned that the Los Alamos National Laboratory would hire such individuals and I intend to proceed in a way that illuminates the conduct of both TAG and AIDSTruth membership. And if LANL refuses to investigate or otherwise whitewashes this complaint, I will make it my fulltime occupation to ensure that US taxpayers learn how their money is spent at LANL.
In law enforcement, when an officer commits perjury or lies during an investigation, he/she is correctly barred from being a police officer anywhere in the country, for such individuals have no credibility as investigators. Had Dr. Foley been caught doing this as a police officer, he would be flipping burgers tomorrow – if McDonalds could trust him.
As a disciplined investigator, Dr. Foley fell far below any standard as a scientist, as an investigator, and as a human being.
This is why I have included Dr. Lopez in my response to Dr. Foley. If and when you require further information from me, please feel free to contact me at any time.
My response to Dr. Foley:
Since you've decided to clear the air, I thought I'd help you a little.
As someone who protected and defended my country in uniform for 28 years, I’m ashamed that US taxpayers are funding your efforts as an AIDSTruth operative to unnecessarily libel me and others before uninvolved and disinterested third parties during the course of my official investigation.
Last Friday, you used LANL government servers to identify
OrgName: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Address: P.O. Box 1663
City: Los Alamos
NetRange: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
NetType: Direct Assignment
OrgAbuseName: Report Abuse
TechName: Raichur, P. Giridhar
ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2008-07-13 19:10
You, Dr. Foley, then contacted
----- Original Message -----
From: John Smith
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 4:39 PM
Subject: Your friend Clark Baker says HIV does not exist.
This is the same Clark Baker who nicknamed you:
----- Original Message -----
From: John Smith
My friend had not heard of me for nearly ten years and was understandably surprised. He had never heard of “John Smith” or Brian Foley:
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 4:48 PM
Subject: Maybe you can help?
He claims to have never heard of Duesberg before starting his investigation. But his report is totally biased. He seems to have never even checked on the science of this at all. Is there any chance you can talk to him?----- Original Message -----
Date: Friday, July 11, 2008, 5:44 PM
Subject: Re: Maybe you can help?
Wow, this definitely got my attention! First off, who is this? I'm sorry if there is a lapse in my memory! Please let me know so I can make the connection. Then I will most definitely consider speaking with Clark upon further review. Thank you for sending this! Please get back to me as soon as possible!
Foley replied:----- Original Message -----Foley libeled me by suggesting that I was an abusive police officer.
From: John Smith
Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2008 4:57 AM
Subject: Re: Maybe you can help?
Well, Clark Baker is listed about 4/5 of the way down you friend's page:
He is an ex LAPD cop. His connection to the Semmelweis society seems to have a few different roots, one being that he was supposedly released form the LAPD over a Rodney King type of excessive force incident. I guess he claims to have been a "whistleblower" reporting that the cops all had orders from high up that they were supposed to beat up drunks or something like that.
Because Foley raised this issue, I will briefly explain:
In 1991, I wrote an op-ed in the Los Angeles Daily News that suggested that the LA mayor and his police commission had created the policies that resulted in the violent arrest of Rodney King. Within weeks, I was falsely accused of my first excessive force complaint and was criminally charged, even though the suspect had no injuries and the LAPD cleared me in 1992. Despite that, I was criminally charged, convicted, sentenced, and fired from the LAPD. I returned to the LAPD in 1994 after the judge and prosecutors were found guilty of misconduct. I retired honorably in 2000 after twenty years of service. (More info here)
Dr. James Murtagh, who gave Foley this information about me and has a copy of my appeal and knows better than to libel me. A PhD at LANL should have the ethical standard to check out the story before spreading false allegations by email to disinterested third parties. Based upon Foley’s conduct at this point, he has used US government servers and his position at LANL to deliberately libel me with the apparent intent to discredit me and interfere with my investigation. I expect a full inquiry at LANL by the Ombudsman of both Foley and his supervisor, AIDSTruth operative Dr. Bette Korber. Both are listed as “AIDSTruth team members” on the AIDSTruth website.
Foley’s July 12th email continues:On your page, it says:"A note from my friend and mentor, retired Los Angeles Police Officer Clark Baker, who nicknamed meI have advised Ms. Farber’s attorneys of these libels.
. I can't tell you what an incredible impact Mr. Baker has left on my heart, life and mission. I am forever grateful to him and no, not just for the 'nickname':"...Clark also writes a blog called Ex Liberal in Hollywood. That is where he said something like "Although I am not gay, I have many friends who have died of AIDS, including this one" and the "this one" is a link to The Semmelweis Society International was a society to protect medical "whistleblowers" who were aledgedly blackballed by peer review after reporting on unsafe medical conditions. Of course not every doctor who was ever peer reviewed and found to be lacking in skills is falsely accused. Some are truly bad doctors. So it seems that at least one or two truly bad doctors got into the Semmelweis Society. And they are not all MDs there are a few chiropractors and others who just don't believe in infectious disease at all. Anyway, two members of Semmelweis awarded Peter Duesberg and Celia Farber the "clean hands award" for being whistleblowers, claiming that these two have uncovered massive fraud in HIV/AIDS research etc. when in fact both Duesberg and Farber are proven liars.Clark was then apparently hired (although he claims to have done it for free) or he volunteered to do a private investigation to find out if HIV is harmless or not. But he seems to have not done much investigating, he just asked Celia what she thought, or something like that. His report is 100% copied form the standard virusmyth crap.(This) report includes more than 100 citations from publications like PNAS and JAMA. The fact that websites like Virusmyth posts peer reviewed information is not in dispute. But to attack websites that collect and post peer-reviewed studies is disingenuous, at best. Dr. Foley’s suggestion that my 400+ hours of work consisted of plagiarizing or copying Ms. Farber is a libel and a direct attack on my professional reputation.Anyway, given that your site claims you were once good friends, and his site claims you died of AIDS, I thought perhaps you might have some more insight into what is going on with Clark.Since Foley admitted to me (July 15 phone call) that he received his information from (disgruntled former Semmelweis member) Dr. Murtagh, he could have contacted me by phone or email – just as Murtagh did during his criminal attacks of May and June. Dr. Foley deliberately avoided contacting me directly, faked his name and, instead, libeled me.
Dr. Foley continues:On July 15, Foley wrote to----- Original Message -----Murtagh, his criminal partner, and their lawyer (now known among SSI members as Larry, Mo, and Curly) are former Semmelweis members. The executive board is intact, and SSI’s membership remains committed to good science and medicine. All are pleased by the trio’s clumsy (but noisy) departure. Had Dr. Foley (is he REALLY a scientist?) any real intention to seek the truth about this matter, he could have contacted me or any real member of Semmelweis directly. He chose not to.
From: John Smith
Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2008 7:54 AM
Subject: Re: Maybe you can help?
Clark is highly anti-Obama, and his blog makes him seem sort of racist. He does mention the Reverend Jeremiah Wright (who claims to believe Leonard Horowitz's bullshhit). But I don't think he is doing this mainly for political purposes.I think he just has no clue about biology, epidemiology, etc (and many people don't, they are not well taught in our schools) so as he was friends with Gil Mileikowsky and other hard-core AIDS denialists, he became convinced that HIV is a myth.I seriously doubt this is going anywhere, but the folks who built the Semmelweis Society are pretty upset to see it torn down over this. Duesberg of course is basking in the glory of his award, and does not care how many people die for his fame.
who had recently interviewed for an HIV publication: (No header info available)Except in the context of libel and disinformation, it’s hard to understand why Dr. Foley would target additional disinterested third parties to discredit me and to harm Web site ~ XXX.net XXX) 123-4567
Is an article by
abouthttp://www.hiv.lanl.gov/ : HIV survivor. Clark Baker of the Semmelweis society says that is one of his friends who died of AIDS:
and Clark Baker is claiming that HIV is harmless or does not exist. He recently finished a report for the Semmelweis Society about Peter Duesberg.
Can you please have
write to me about this?
Brian Foley, PhD
reputation by using his title and official standing as a member of LANL. It light of AIDSTruth/TAG’s attack of Ms. Farber, it is unwise to share any info with these operatives. [REPORTER] replied:----- Original Message -----Dr. Foley replied to
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 11:43 AM
Subject: Clark Baker
I received your message about Clark Baker.On the Web page that reproduces text said to be from Mr. Baker, it says: "Although I am not gay, I have watched many friends die (
is one of them) from what I once believed was an AIDS-related death."I cannot say why he links to web site as an example of a friend who has died. The I interviewed is alive and well.I am cc'ing and on this email. I imagine will want to contact Clark Baker -- assuming it's the same Clark Baker that gave his moniker -- ask him where the text that is quoted came from and why he links to page. and , the link is: WEBSITEThe full text of Brian's email to me about this is below.I hope that helps.Thanks, and her publisher:----- Original Message -----All of these allegations are, and should have been suspected as false. If anyone wishes to have further background on these issues, please contact me directly or contact any SSI board member. (Dr. Foley identified Dr. Murtagh as the source of this information.)
From: Brian Foley PhD
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: Clark Baker
, Thanks for writing back. I am glad to hear that is indeed alive and well. It turns out that Clark Baker has more going on than just his blogs. He was part of a fiasco where the Semmelweis Society International awarded some "clean hands awards" to Peter Duesberg and Celia Farber. The two members of Semmeleis who did this, kept it a secret from the other members until it was too late. This deception seems to have resulted in the complete break-up of the Semmelweis Society. Clark Baker's name appears on a "report" on HIV and AIDS written for the Semmelweis Soceity, but it seems very highly unlikely that Clark himself wrote the report. It is much more likely that Celia Farber and/or others ghost wrote the report for him, and just put his name on it (with his approval).
I have spent hundreds of hours on my investigation and report since June 11th. Before last May, I had never heard of Duesberg, Farber, or denialism. Like many Americans, I figured that HIV/AIDS was a “gay disease” and, except for the friends I’ve known (I’m also a former member of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles), AIDS was not something that occupied my time or energy. So when I entered this investigation, I was as uninformed as anyone.
As I looked at the evidence against Duesberg and Farber, I found evidence of prevarication, subterfuge, libel, and criminal behavior on the Gallo side against that PNAS-published science of Duesberg’s side. I’m not sure, but the last time science was defended by unethical and criminal behavior was when the Pope enforced the wide “scientific consensus” that the Earth was the center of the universe. In that case, an uninformed Bohemian risked his life to suggest that the Earth orbited the sun, somewhere on the edge of the Milky Way.
Foley continued:It is a bit of an interesting story to people who study HIV and AIDS denialism, but not newsworthy for other people. I just wanted to check and make sure that
had not died and left his web sites running. Thanks for writing back. Glad to hear that is still thriving!
Dr. Foley’s tactic was described by WSJ reporter Marilyn Chase who warned reporters not to unintentionally “exalt the position of denialists by making them seem like just some sort of independent intellectual contrarian whose views really should be heeded.”
At the same conference, TAG operative Dan Kuritzkes MD warned journalists that denialists like Peter Duesberg still work in universities and urged that they be denied access to students and reported to authorities whenever possible. Kuritzkes told his audience:“If this happens in your neighborhood ask the university authorities why they allow this and then write about it.”Remember that Foley spoke to
days earlier. After I spoke to Foley by phone this evening, he recanted – somewhat (below).http://www.cwbpi.com/
(As I wrote to the LANL Ombudsman) Ms. Farber’s attorney… and I want to hear what LANL plans to do about Dr. Foley’s behavior and misappropriation of government resources and funding. I also want to know why the US government would hire AIDSTruth operatives to control their HIV databases and why scientists like Foley think its okay to libel others without checking the facts first. If his behavior is consistent with other Gallo defenders, taxpayers should wonder how their HIV/AIDS funding is spent, and who the liars are within my investigative report.
I invite any of you to contact me directly if you have any further questions.
Dr. Foley’s July 15th recant:----Original Message-----No, Dr. Foley, check your SENT BOX:
From: Brian T. Foley [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 5:44 PM
Subject: Re: Clark Baker
Clark Baker called me and discussed the Semmelweis report. He assured me that he himself did write the full report. So I was wrong in suspecting he had not written it himself. He also assures me he very carefully does his fact checking, not trusting either side in a situation such as this one.
From: Brian T. Foley [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 5:54 PM
Subject: I did not attack
or ask him to attack you publicly.
One clarification - When I last saw
around 1999, he appeared very sick from HIV/AIDS and he did not expect to live much longer. I lost track of him after that and assumed that he had passed away. When I linked to his site in the above email to (FIAR) I assumed that the site was a memorial without determining that he was actually alive. is still HIV+ and still takes anti-retroviral drugs. Brian Foley of AIDSTruth, and a member of the Los Alamos Nat'l Laboratory has been harassing and pressuring to attack me publicly. If I'm the crackpot that Murt and the other pharma-terroists claim I am, why are they working so hard to attack me and my long lost friends? "The lady doth protest too much!"
I did not even ask
to contact you at all, or attack you publicly. I only asked if he was still alive.----- Original Message -----(Foley continues with his July 15 recant)
From: John Smith
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 4:48 PM
Subject: Maybe you can help?
He claims to have never heard of Duesberg before starting his investigation. But his report is totally biased. He seems to have never even checked on the science of this at all.
Is there any chance you can talk to him?One of the points you made on the phone was why would PhDs or MDs care enough about this issue to deal with it in "blogs" etc and not just simply stick to the peer reviewed literature. It is because lives are at stake, it is not just a theoretical discussion such as is the Earth flat or round.I’m certain that expectant mothers like Joyce Ann Hafford and children like Ryan White would agree with you, if they were still alive. Both were quite healthy until told to ingest black box HIV drugs.
My question was, specifically, why you and your AIDSTruth/TAG team members would answer Prof. Duesberg’s National Academy of Sciences Paper, supported by 196 peer-reviewed studies, with pharmaceutically-funded blogs like AIDSTruth and TAG, which vows not to engage in any public or private debate with AIDS denialists or respond to requests from journalists who overtly support AIDS denialist causes.
Why would any real scientist refuse to engage in a dialogue with taxpayers and other scientists within a democracy? Why attack those, like you attacked me, who ask questions?
What are you hiding?
What are you so afraid of?
While I’m certain that Dr. Mengele would have agreed with your lifesaving sentiments, I’m appalled, embarrassed, and sickened by the behavior of someone who is, ostensibly, a man of science. You are no real investigator.
(800) 649-2164 x2500
When Dr. Foley received an emailed copy of my July 15 complaint to LANL, Dr. Foley emailed this message to Dr. Murtagh and John P. Moore, PhD – the Cornell microbiologist who annually secures millions of dollars in pharmaceutical funding:----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian T. Foley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Jim Murtagh" <email@example.com> [OTHER SSI MEMBERS REDACTED]
Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: Clark's report against Kevin
I am shocked. Clark has completed his "investigation," and is issuing a report in the name of SSI that I believe very few SSI members (if any) would agree with. I don't think Clark wrote this. He doesn't have enough command of the English language, so someone ghost wrote it.
Clark assures me that he wrote it himself. He called me at home to discuss it, and then wrote to the ombudsperson of Los Alamos National Laboratory anc copied me…
NOTE: During the completion of this report, this investigator also identified Kuritzky as the suspect involved in a computer attack against this author (LAPD # 08-0619018). The author also connected a second suspect (also a physician) to this activist organization, which is funded by these pharmaceutical companies...
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