Lee, What do you think of this Ebola crisis and what are you personally doing?
Mr. Obama is wired to resist treating the spread of Third World diseases into the continental U.S. as the national security threat that it has become. So far the Administration has dug in its heels on banning international flights from West African nations.
That’s where the disease originally leapt to humans –in that part of the world, rural residents eat bushmeat like fruit bats and monkeys. So far White
House explanations sound utterly ridiculous and unconvincing.
Unless the Ebola media frenzy fizzles, I expect the Administration to cave and finally ban direct flights from high risk countries.
That’s a description of paralysis, Lee.
What do you personally recommend?
Scientist Will Block sent me an article summarizing a little known report from the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Medical Diseases.
This research institute is considered the birthplace of medical biodefense and has the largest containment laboratory in the world.
Its essence is that epigallocatgechin gallate (EGCG) may degrade the spread of the horrible Ebola virus. EGCG is an important component of green tea. The specific mechanism is that EGCG inhibits the virus “chaperone” HspA5. HspA5 is vital for Ebola replication, but when blocked, the growth of the virus is halted under laboratory conditions.
In August, Mapp Biopharmaceutical, the sole U.S. maker of an experimental anti-Ebola drug, exhausted its supply. ZMapp, as it is called, was emergency shipped to high risk regions and is basically not available to most Americans.
I am personally stocking up on green tea. I suggest you do so, too – before the public catches on that the last prescription drug lifeboat has pulled away.
How do we protect our families
from this Ebola horror show?
Let me repeat: Get and drink high-quality green tea. You can also take green tea extract supplements, if you prefer. Right now that’s the best advice I have. Of course, there are other things you can do to boost your resistance to infection. Will Block is producing a report for me on this subject. I will send it to you via email. Drop a line to IL@ AmericanLanternPress.com with “Ebola Report” in the subject line, and I will forward you this key report free of charge.
Lee, you’ve had a lot of dire predictions
about the collapse of antibiotics and a
postantibiotic era coming to the world.
I am definitely far from alone in that worry. And events are forcing yet more people to wake up to the danger. As Independent Living has been
warning for many years, the politically imposed costs of bringing new antibiotics to the marketplace have choked innovation. The superbugs have
caught up and overtaken old antibiotics. And now lots of people are dying as a result. Many of them are younger people in their thirties and forties, too. Strange fungal postoperative complications are among many of the dangers of superbugs running more and more amok.
I noticed that in September, even the Obama Administration tacitly acknowledged that the FDA’s regulatory fist has caused the shortage of
new antibiotics. A quietly issued Obama executive order has created a task force to fight the growing menace of antibiotics shortages and lack of innovation in that field.
Part of this plan is to curtail public use of antibiotics, so that means they will be much harder for you to get antibiotics going forward. The government is also going to throw $800 million to now suddenly “encourage” the development of new antibiotics – something the market was doing until regulators made development of antibiotics too cost prohibitive.
And there is more
mess to come, isn’t there?
Dr. Henry L. Miller, a physician and molecular biologist and a fellow at Stanford University, warns of the now-spreading meningitis outbreak. It is a
devastating infectious disease that in its early stages is diagnosed as the flu. The disease often kills and results in amputations.
Two major drug companies, Pfizer and Novartis, have submitted marketing applications with the FDA to distribute their vaccines, but at last report it is all being held up by the FDA. My prediction is that it will take numerous meningitis deaths to get these bureaucratic murderers off the dime.
What about reports of censorship for
potential new medical breakthroughs?
The pro-Obama media have let the country down massively. They will have much to explain as the consequences of Mr. Obama’s decisions continue to come home to roost. The federal government is quite literally doing insane things as this major national bio crisis continues to mount.
Get this: The feds are actually prosecuting medical tech company heads for making public statements about treatment breakthroughs. It’s part of an ideologically hatched scheme to reduce health care spending by restraining the speech of private firms that promote expensive specialty drugs.
The American Enterprise Institute publicized one case in which a federal judge sentenced the former head of a biotech company to six months of home confinement and a $20,000 fine just for sending out a press release about a drug. A press release!
Growing government censorship is not a wild charge, contrary to what left-wing nuts say. The censorship of medical breakthroughs charge is made by Scott Gottlieb, deputy commissioner of the FDA from 2005-2007.
So we are seeing the rise of drug-resistant tuberculosis now coming into the USA. There are now a reported 500,000 new drug-resistant cases every year and that number is growing fast.
The government has made a hash of protecting us all when it comes to the introduction of new drugs to combat these rising threats. Their crackpot ctions are nothing short of criminal.
You have been predicting major power grid
collapse for some time. What is the latest?
The good news is that this past summer was comparatively mild and there was less strain on the system than normal. But grid collapse is on its way.
Now some of Mr. Obama’s allies have noticed that the administration’s crazy scheme to take more than 100 gigawatts of electricity off line within 5 years will compromise “the reliability and safety of the electrical grid….a danger to the entire economy and all Americans.”
That’s the observation of Edwin D. Hill, president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Of course, Mr. Hill is worried about union jobs.
Former Director of the CIA, James Woolsey, is author of an ominous book called Electric Armageddon. He quotes billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer, who recently warned that the detonation of a simple electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon is the most significant threat facing America. In 2008, the EMP Commission estimated that within a 12 month blackout, up to 90% of the U.S. population could possibly perish from “starvation, disease and social breakdown.”
Similar conclusions have been made by the National Academy of Sciences, the Department of Energy, the Federal Regulatory Commission, the NOAH Foundation and the National Intelligence Council.
A sneak EMP attack is likely to happen at some point. And Mr. Obama’s deliberate policy of dismantling our very old power grid by taking coal plants off line without replacing them guarantees at minimum electricity rationing. The inmates have taken charge of the asylum.
You are inventor of the
PowerWhisperer home energy backup unit.
How are sales going?
We cannot build them fast enough! PowerWhisperer is the only Faraday Cage designed EMP resistant solar generator in America so far as I know. We had some delays because of an Obama Administration Chokepoint – concerning the shipment of solar panels. That slowed us down, but we found another way to get the panels. I can’t say any more about this right now but plan to, rest assured. I am very sorry for any customers who experienced a delay in shipment. We worked out the problems.
Can you bring us up to speed on the
status of the China threat you have
been warning about?
Mr. Obama’s passive-aggressive policy toward China continues to increase the chance of a direct U.S. clash with them in the South China Sea before he leaves office. My prediction is that China will strike indirect U.S. allies in that region. And even perhaps Japanese ships or planes (in what I would call a short, sharp, limited regional conflict) within two years. If so, our mutual defense pact with Japan is activated. And that puts Mr. Obama into the square of the fight.
The Chinese say publicly that Mr. Obama is writing checks for military guarantees that he cannot easily cash. The U.S. Navy has about 100 deployable ships – even as Mr. Obama has (through Japan) quietly extended the U.S. military umbrella to numerous small countries in the South China Sea. Japan is making alliances in our name to protect the Philippines, Australia, Vietnam and many others embroiled in territorial disputes with Beijing.
Add to all that a lack of hard reality among U.S. leaders. The Administration is explaining away growing military brinksmanship in the South China Sea as the work of rouge Chinese commanders.
Another historical “Mickey Finn” that could suddenly be delivered to U.S. forces operating near Japan: Much of the new missile technology that the Chinese now have to take out U.S. capital ships in South China Sea waters came to them from the Clinton Administration.
If Hillary Clinton thinks that Benghazi was a big issue for her, wait until the Clinton-era technology handed over to Chinese interests for cash leads to the destruction of a U.S. warship.
Any stories of interest to
share closer to home?
Yes, take the sudden drop in armed robberies in Chicago. They have plummeted 20% in just one year. Homicides have fallen to a 56-year low. So what explains this sudden miraculous law enforcement success? Recently Illinois started granting concealed carry permits and lots of law abiding citizens got themselves guns. The public has law enforcement’s back. The criminals no longer enjoy their monopoly on firepower.
Major corporate collaborators of the Obama Administration have thrown the White House under the bus. When customers of Microsoft and Google learned how those companies had betrayed their privacy to federal snoops, both companies reversed course. In addition, both software makers have run up against skeptical international markets. Global competition emphasizing privacy from the U.S. government have sprung up and threatened to capture big market share. The overall result is that there are more privacy respecting software companies and options for consumers.
I am loving it. In September, both Google and Apple said they would begin encrypting data on their smart phone devices so that police agencies cannot unscramble it – even with a warrant! Now federal agencies are fuming. But the heads of Apple and Google say that regulatory snoopers pushing 9-11 for their own power trips have brought it all down on themselves and the finger pointing has begun.
For once sneaky freedom-stealing cohorts have a much deserved omelet on their face. They totally deserve this blow-back. I hope this gives U.S.
companies pause before collaborating with freedom thieving bureaucrats going forward.
What do you think that our new
Congress should try to accomplish?
Don’t worry about passing a thing over the next two years. Instead schedule vote after vote on U.S. energy independence related issues. This can politically re-align states like Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and many others for decades to come. States like North Dakota are booming due to fracking – as others join them the environmentalist extremists will be politically crushed.
What other Congressional hearings?
Stay after Lois Lerner and her cohorts for using the IRS against Obama critics. Lerner pleaded the fifth, presided over the destruction of evidence and right now is set to retire on a $100,000 per year pension. That is an extremely dangerous precedent. We as a nation cannot allow the abuse of the IRS for politics to stand no matter which party criminalizes the agency. Abuse of the IRS for political gain was rightly an article of impeachment for Richard Nixon. Now the left is singing a different tune – actually they have a mouse in their mouth.
Focus voter attention on abuse of our First Amendment rights. More hearings into government ammo buying and Operation “Chokepoint.” Don’t worry if the media ignore the hearings – if the Republicans hold them consistently it will filter out to the voters and set the stage for who gets elected president next.
Another great issue to hold hearings on is mandating federal law enforcement bureaucrats to wear cameras and recorders on their person while on duty or interfacing with the public.
Where it has been tried, complaints against police abuse of power have plummeted. Why does civilian law enforcement need tanks, missile launchers and machine guns? What next? Neighborhood nuclear superiority? Talk about Barney Fife on steroids.
In the tiny town of Pineville, North Carolina, the new ultra modern police station is quite literally larger than the entire downtown district (I used to drive through there on the way to work as a teenager and was shocked when I recently saw the town again).
Body cams make law enforcement more accountable to the people. And the reverse. It helps legitimate criminal prosecutions. We should encourage state laws which do the same thing at every opportunity. Congressional hearings to shed light on these issues can help to re-establish
properly balanced civilian law enforcement.
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