Love is Tough Enough
Friday, August 26, 2005
  Peverts for Planned Peversity
Here is the secular sources on Plan for Perverts battle in the courts listed under Print news on this page. Proving that it is not my fevered imagination that most conscience seems to be missing from those who support abortion. Proving that once again Love is the only thing tough enough to outlast stupidity.
Abortion clinics investigated by Attorney General re: child rape Print newsAbortion clinics turn over 1st evidence to Kansas Bureau of InvestigationNew law forces clinics to stop protecting perpetrators in child rape casesAbortion clinic sues to keep medical records from investigatorsOhio Health Department wants evidence to prosecute sexual predatorsNew law targets sexual predators who use abortion to conceal child rapeChild Rape Protection Act takes effect in KansasCourt: Planned Parenthood must comply in child molestation investigationOrders records of child rape victims turned over to Attorney General's officePlanned Parenthood, State of Indiana face off in court over child rapePlanned Parenthood under investigation for not reporting child sex abuseCriminal investigation launched in Planned Parenthood forced abortion caseParents are suing Planned Parenthood in Ohio over daughter's illegal abortionKansas Governor signs Child Rape Prevention ActAs of July 1st, abortion clinics can no longer conceal crimes of child rapists Legal foundation announces lawsuit against Planned ParenthoodParents sue Ohio Planned Parenthood for covering up their daughter's rapeLegislature follows AG, seeks to stop abortion clinics from concealing rapePasses law which would preserve fetal tissue DNA to prosecute predators Lawsuit says Planned Parenthood concealed sexual abuse of 13-year-oldPlanned Parenthood sued in Ohio, accused of "aiding and abetting" predatorCBS News: AG's shouldn't seek evidence of Planned Parenthood crimesSee any pro-choice bias in reports on AG's abortion clinic investigations?Attorney General 'bad', Planned Parenthood 'good' - that is PP's spinPlanned Parenthood says trust us, law enforcement officers can't be trustedIndiana Attorney General has law on his side against Planned Parenthood Is Planned Parenthood simply seeking to hide proof of their own crimes? Attorney General seeking "to uncover criminial activity" at abortion clinicsAbortion records fight is about principle, protecting children from predatorsGirl's abortion death fueling anti-abortion sentiment in Kansas Regulation, investigation of clinics will help to protect girls, womenSeparating fact from fiction (A must read!) Kansas Attorney General issues statement clarifying medical records requestKansas Attorney General Emerges As Leading Abortion Foe Pro-abortion media sings "privacy" chorus to keep focus off child abuse issueIndiana Attorney General seeks evidence in Planned Parenthood records Planned Parenthood is under investigation for unreported child abuseClinics threaten AG Kline for allegedly breaking gag order Abortionists also vow to tell patients that their records have been subpoenedFight over abortion clinic records in Kansas rages on Abortion lobby insists records of rape victims not be used to catch rapistsPlanned Parenthood sues state of Indiana over medical records Clinics try to keep records of 12 and 13-year-olds from investigatorsCourt Places Rape Victims in Danger Kansas Supreme Court Rules To Tip Off Sex PredatorsGag order lifted in Kansas dispute over abortion clinic records Press begins campaign of name-calling against Kansas AG Kansas Attorney General accuses clinics of operating above the law Clinics have refused to turn over records subpoened by state courtAbortion Clinics Fighting Kansas AG's Effort to Stop Child Rape Notice that abortion clinics don't deny they violate the law and conceal child rape, but rather that abortion "privacy" protects adult-on-child sex.- When a sexual predator pays an abortion clinic to destroy the evidence of their crime (the baby), then the abuse of the victim simply continues.Related story from the archives: Largest Conspiracy Ever How Planned Parenthood Supports Rapists and Child Sexual PredatorsRelated story from the archives: Planned Parenthood concealing crimes? Investigation says sex by men with underage girls 'epidemic'Abortion clinics shouldn't help shield those who rape young girls WorldNetDaily: How society enables the abuse of kids The Cavalier Daily WorldNetDaily: N.Y. Times, L.A. Times ignore rape, incest, murder to protect abortion
Love is the only thing tough enough to outlast stupidity.

Wired Al Yank-yo-chain-a-bit
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
  Quacks Me Up
I have been doing some research and actually have heard of this diet at my brother-in-laws church in San Bernadino California where the Pastor was an advocate of the diet before he left under a cloud of suspicion. I did not post the entire article because it is a long one and I also did a web search and study of different 'miracle' remedies and diets. My conclusion was that "Let the buyer beware" is more true today than it ever was before. I think George Malkmus is a fraud and a quack. Many people seem to agree with me. For those who do not maybe you can do a point by point explanation of why I am wrong. My first question is what happens when a duck flies upside down? (humor me because I am trying to make you laugh)

Rev. George M. Malkmus and his Hallelujah Diet
Stephen Barrett, M.D.
Reverend George M. Malkmus (1934- ) claims to have eliminated his colon cancer and other serious health problems more than 25 years ago by "following biblical principles for a natural diet and healthy lifestyle." He and his wife Rhonda Jean operate
Hallelujah Acres, where they hold seminars, sell products, and advocate a diet that features raw fruits and vegetables. Malkmus and his followers claim that his methods have helped people with obesity, cancer, arthritis, and more than 100 other health problems. He is a very eloquent speaker who is capable of inspiring people who trust what he says. This article explains why I do not believe he is trustworthy.
Background History
Malkmus describes his history in books, tapes, lectures, and a newsletter called "Back to the Garden." After graduating from high school in 1952, he began working for a railroad. Soon afterward, however, he was drafted into the Army and served in the Korean War. After fulfilling his military obligation, he married for the first time and returned to work for the railroad. In 1957, he attended a Billy Graham crusade rally in New York City, became a Christian, and decided to become a gospel minister. He attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, graduated from Elohin Bible Institute in New York, and then pastored in various churches in New York, North Carolina, and Florida. During this time he hosted a radio program called "America Needs Christ." [1]
Malkmus states that by his late twenties, he says, he kept needing stronger and stronger eyeglasses and his health "progressively declined" and included problems with hemorrhoids, sinus trouble, allergies, high blood pressure, fatigue, and acne. In 1976, at age 42, he was told he had colon cancer. Instead of pursuing medical treatment, he turned to "an old preacher friend,"
Lester Roloff, who encouraged him to change from the standard American diet to "the original diet God gave mankind in Genesis 1:29." Within a year, he says, all of his physical problems (including his "baseball-sized" tumor) disappeared [2]. In developing his dietary approach, he studied under Ann Wigmore and Carey Reams, and was also influenced by the writings of Paul Bragg, T.C. Fry, Michael Klaper, John McDougall, Dean Ornish, Joel Robbins, Herbert Shelton, and Norman W. Walker [1]. He has also maintained relationships with Charlotte Gerson (promoter of the Gerson diet, Joel Robbins (a chiropractor who pretends to have a medical degree), Mary Ruth Swope (a physician who claimed for years that Barley Green can cure cancer), and the Contreras family (which operates the Oasis of Hope Hospital (a dubious cancer clinic in Tijuana, Mexico).
Malkmus states that he met Rhonda Jean when she attended a seminar he gave in 1991. At that time, he says, she was very overweight and suffered from severe symptoms of arthritis. Within a year after changing her diet and adopting an exercise program, however, she had lost 85 pounds and her arthritis problems were gone [1]. In 1992, they opened a small health food store and restaurant in Rogersville, Tennessee. Finding that it was successful, they moved to larger quarters in 1993. In 1994, they closed the store, moved their base of operations to a 50-acre farm in Eidson, Tennessee, and launched the Back to the Garden Ministries "to eliminate sickness from the Christian Community in particular and the world in general." [3] They estimate that more than a million people worldwide have tried the Hallelujah Diet [3], more than 3,000 have taken their training [3], hundreds have become "Health Ministers" [4], and more than 220,000 receive Malmus's free newsletter. In 1995, Malkmus received an honorary doctorate degree in literature from Louisiana Baptist Seminary.
In 1997, they relocated their base of operations to Shelby, North Carolina [1]. That same year, Malkmus announced that he had formed a "strategic alliance" under which the Oasis of Hope Hospital would offer the Hallelujah Diet and report on their results. He stated that "for the first time, the cause and effect relationship between diet and disease will be put under scientific scrutiny at a Christian cancer hospital." [5] However, as far as I can tell, no report has been issued.
In 1999, Malkmus claimed that all of his physical problems (including his "baseball-sized" tumor) had disappeared within a year after his cancer was diagnosed and that he had "experienced no sickness or physical breakdown of any kind" since that time [2]. However, in July 2001, he suffered what he describes as a hemorrhagic stroke, which he attributed to excessive stress. Several months later, he wrote:
On July 12, 2001, my body, after 25 years of excellent health, said: "ENOUGH!" Fortunately it was only a mild blood spill on my brain, and I was back speaking again within two weeks of the stroke, and never missed producing my weekly Health Tip or even failing to get it out on time.
It has now been almost 5 months since my stroke and I am back carrying on a full workload. During this time, I did give up 15 scheduled seminars, which were picked up by my personal assistant Olin Idol (who is also a Health Minister), and pastor and Health Minister Graeme Coad. I feel so blessed to have men of this caliber to call upon during time of need, who were willing to stand in the gap.
As of this writing, I am back doing my daily exercise routine, personally fulfilling speaking obligations, and planning for the future. Neither my mind nor my body appears to have any lingering effects from the stroke, even though the doctor at the hospital wanted to inject me with drugs and airlift me to Charlotte on the day of the stroke. FORTUNATELY, MY FAMILY REFUSED these medical treatments at a time when I was unable to make the decision for myself! [In another newsletter he stated that his family had taken him home and treated him with extra Barley Green and carrot juice.]
I did take some herbs for a while to bring down the high blood pressure which followed my stroke, but none of them had any effect on reducing my high blood pressure levels, and so I had to reluctantly resort to some very mild blood pressure medication. Currently, I am slowly weaning myself off these medications, while closely monitoring my blood pressure, and trying to monitor more carefully my stress levels. My blood pressure is currently running in the low normal range! . . . [6]
In January 2002, Idol took over as director of the Back to the Garden Health Ministry.
Whether Malkmus actually had cancer is not clear. In local newspaper report that was published in 1998, Malkmus admitted that he never consulted a cancer specialist for diagnosis but had relied on nutritionists and chiropractors. "We never had any biopsies to prove this," he said, "We don't know it was malignant. We know there was a tumor. We know there was bleeding." [7] The article also reported that Malkmus drank 16 to 24 ounces of carrot juice daily, which is enough to turn a person's skin orange (a condition called carotenemia). But the article did not say whether Malkmus's skin looked orange.
Antagonism toward Standard Health Care
Malkmus asserts that his methods are better and safer than standard health care. He states that his earliest memory is of crying while being wheeled down a corridor into the operating room where his tonsils were removed. He also vividly recollects frequent dental visits in which he experienced "incredible" pain when his teeth were drilled in preparation for fillings [1]. His newsletter dismisses the benefits of immunization, exaggerates the risks, and claims that dietary measures are more effective [8]. He also markets videotapes by
Lorraine Day, M.D, a former surgeon who warns people that medical care is "against God's will" and does far more harm than good [9]. With respect to drugs he has written:
All drugs are toxic to the system and create new problems! The solution to our physical problems is not more pollution!
Every drug is liver toxic, even an aspirin! Every drug causes a new problem for which another drug is often necessary to relieve the symptoms of the previous drug. The taking of drugs places a person on a vicious downhill spiral that will create ever more physical problems and ultimately end in an early demise. . . .
The whole approach of the medical community is wrong when it comes to using drugs and other harmful treatments (radiation, chemotherapy, etc.) to deal with disease. They are always talking about cures and treatments for specific symptoms but they will never find a way to cure disease through the use of drugs! [10]
There is more to the story at the link and there are other articles as well. As what happens when a duck flies upside down. It is very simple. They quack up.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
  Monsoon Update
The fan mechanism gave out on my air conditioning yesterday. It was only one hundred and eight degrees F So we decided to have a combination barbeque and family outing in our swimming pool. We used materials on hand and rolls of cloth Sally had to make shades for around the pool. Got the grill fired up and cooked the food we will need for at least a week. We even got the old neglected swamp cooler running and got a bit of cool off of that despite it needing a complete replacement of some cooling media. The family had a very busy day indeed. We all worked together and that made it fun. Sally and Alex went to bed early and I had one of the best talks with my two oldest children who are now adults as we stayed up late into the night and early morning. I do not know when I will get back to things here in the blog world but really having too much fun and adventure to care right now. Signing off until the air conditioning is back. Your 'Mad' Al
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
  JDRF So Far Away From Those Who Need Help

At this link a sorry story of special interests who ignore the truth. Mike could not even get this published in some places (talk about censorship). Mr. Fumento is a regular contributor to the Scripps Howard News Service. Despite this fact, Scripps Howard has refused to run this column. The author says he has reason to believe this is because of opposition expressed by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to Scripps Howard, urging them not to run this column. According to Mr. Fumento," JDRF contacted Scripps Howard about this column without ever having seen it and before Scripps had even received it" Bestselling author Mike Fumento writes: "Diabetes Foundation Loses its Way."

From Do No Harm: The Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics For more research on this subject.
The slick
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International flyer that appeared in Sunday newspapers throughout the country showed a little girl on monkey bars with her hand just inches from the next bar. "The cure is so close we can almost touch it," her accompanying mother says. Likewise, JDRF Chairwoman Mary Tyler Moore proclaimed in a recent TV commercial, "We are so close to finding a cure."
So wrong. JDRF is the world's largest
juvenile diabetes philanthropy, distributing over $85 million in grants last year. Yet it supports no efforts that could lead to a cure any time soon for this blinding and crippling disease that afflicts as many as 1.7 million Americans. Instead it's become a lobby for controversial embryonic stem cell research and refuses to help fund the only study that could soon bring a cure.
Don't take my word for it. On the
JDRF website's "stem cell information" page you'll find more links to ESC advocacy articles, editorials/Op-Eds and testimonies than a German wurst-maker has links.
"For further information" it refers readers to a single group – the
Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research. But the only research CAMR seeks to advance concerns embryos; indeed, it's the nation's largest ESC lobbying group. JDRF was one of the eight founding members of CAMR in 2000 and the 2001 CAMR chairman was Lawrence Soler, currently a vice-president with the JDRF.
JDRF's chairman of program development,
Gail Pressberg, is a senior fellow for the left-wing Civil Society Institute, which periodically releases slanted-question polls to persuade the federal and state governments to spend more on ESC research. Speaking of one such poll intended to support a New Jersey ESC bond initiative, Pressberg said in a press release: "This survey shows widespread support in New Jersey for letting the public decide the fate of state funding for stem-cell research." As ESC backers so often do, she left out the word "embryonic" to obfuscate the issue.
The top item on JDRF's "
issue information" page is "Embryonic Stem Cell Research," with subcategories like Progress with Embryonic Stem Cell Research. It also bashes what many see as an alternative that's both medically superior and carries no moral baggage – adult stem cells. Its "Limitations of Adult Stem Cell Research" link is packed with such disinformation as "Adult stem cells cannot be induced to develop into any cell type." In fact, since 2002 at least four different labs have published results indicating they can.
Now try the
American Diabetes Association website. You won't see glorification of ESCs or bashing of ASCs. Those quaint folk only seem to care about diabetes, not politics.

If want to support ESC research, send a check to JDRF. But if want a cure for diabetes, you may as well send it here. Picture of a toilet follows at the link.

By no means do all the members of JDRF buy into the ESC propaganda, but they are muzzled by the higher-ups. One form parents were forced to sign to attend the JDRF Children's Congress of 2003 stated: "If there is discussion of such controversial topics as embryonic stem-cell research, I will either embrace the JDRF legislative position on such topics or will not work against the JDRF position."
The JDRF also contributed $1 million to California's
Proposition 71, which will funnel $3 billion in state funds to ESC researchers. Rep. Michael Castle, R.-Del., an ardent ESC research advocate, told the National Journal's Neil Munro that JDRF's ESC promotion is "the best lobbying campaign I've ever seen."
The ESC obsession "just flies in the face of their mission," insists Larry Raff, a former JDRF fundraiser and now president of the
Autoimmune Disease Research Foundation. Raff and his wife have actually donated embryos for experimentation. But he knows what any honest ESC researcher will tell you – that if ESCs ever translates into any human therapy it won't within the decade. "So close?"
as I've written previously, Harvard researcher Dr. Denise Faustman was the first to cure diabetes in mice and now seeks funds for a clinical trial to replicate her fantastic results in humans. Thrice she has applied to JDRF; thrice they have rejected her. Never mind her impeccable credentials and that she even reviewed grants for JDRF.
Her transgression seems to be that her treatment involves restoring dead
insulin-producing cells in the pancreas with ASCs already present in the body. Despite what the JDRF would have you think there have already been tremendous breakthroughs in ASC therapy, with over 80 treatments and almost 300 human clinical trials underway – versus zero treatments or trials for ESCs. Still, nothing would belie the false claims of ESC lobbyists more than curing diabetes with ASCs.
Of course there may be other reasons for rejecting Faustman, but JDRF won't say what they are. They refused to let me interview them, specifically citing my prior writings favorable to ASC research. Curious, that.
Former top Time Warner executive J. Richard Munro once chaired the JDRF board but is now bitter towards the group and sits on the board of Raff's organization instead. "I'm a huge fan of Denise [Faustman] and simply cannot understand why JDRF won't fund her," he told me. "For 25 years my two sons have been diabetic and it's maddening that nothing has changed."
Nor will it, if we count on the "so close" JDRF.

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