It was a known fact. I had promised my next blog would be The Homeopathic Repertorization of Jared Lee Loughner, but I had left something crucial out of the “Theory for the Structure and Action of the Homeopathic Remedy.”
I had to get drunk.
I told my wife that it was time for my bi-monthly bottle.
She said go and get it.
I got in the car and drove to the liquor store.
The woman who I saw last night was there in the back room.
“I thought you said Sally would be here, “ I said.
She looked at me puzzled.
“When did I say that?” she said.
“Last night, at the Chinese restaurant.”
“Oh yeah,” she smiled coyly.
I turned my attention started looking at the vodkas. For some reason my mind goes blank when I look at booze. If I was thinking, I’d get a bottle of Whaler’s dark rum. There‘s nothing better or smoother than Whalers.
But for some reason I always get whiskey.
My mind scanned the bottles of vodka in front of me. I wanted vodka because of the experiments at the University of Cincinnati and Moscow State University that showed clathrates in vodkas affected taste.
Linus Pauling said clathrates are what get you drunk.
I wanted vodka.
The only problem with vodka is that the only time I’ve had anything close to an alcoholic blackout was on vodka. I wrote email I couldn’t remember writing.
But it was coherent and right on.
Once when drinking vodka I slammed my finger in the car door and didn’t feel it until a day later.
I also needed help getting from a young lady the beach back to the car . . or so I am told.
Amnesia it seems comes with every bottle of vodka.
It suddenly hits me. I should start a creep show franchise so these little sawed off runts, like the Amazing Randi, could have something to do other than becoming scientists.
I looked at the whiskeys. Here was familiar territory. I lived for years on Kessler’s when I was in Virginia City, Nevada.
Every day I would trundle up to the Sugar Loaf Grocery and buy a half pint from Seven Fingered Dan, the long haired fat bastard who ran the joint. Then I got it in my head to buy a big bottle to save money and give it to the woman who was living with me to hide and ration out.
That’s how I controlled my drinking habit.
I tell you, the best cure yet for drinking is to live with a raving alcoholic. The only time I could imbibe was when the drunk I had taken in, a poet, was not plastered.
In homeopathy we call that similia.
Maybe its nothing more than an inherent ability to be the designated non drinker, an inspiration to attend AA meetings blotto.
I think of all the lives I would save.
Yesterday I was on Skype with Kaviraj and John Board. Board is the man who invented the Hollywood Survival Kit. It is a packet full of homeopathic remedies to help people put up with the worthless bullshit you have to endure in such a place.
Kaviraj and Board were whining about a Canadian Broadcast Corposation (CBC) special on homeopathy that gave der party line, jawohl, sieg heil Pfizer.
My answer was to respond to it homeopathically, with similia.
“Call for a Fatwa on homeopaths, just as the Canadian Broadcasting System is calling for us to do,” I said.
It was suggested that we go to meetings of the homeopathy haters and interrupt them, blow whistles and such.
“No, please don’t try to drown them out,” I pleaded. “That’s allopathic. Apply homeopathy. Join their cause and start acting like them, except worse, like total Fascists, become worse than them, brownshirts, slightly nuts, then totally over the top, rabid mad dogs. Rather than try to suppress the symptoms by drowning them out, or disrupting their meetings by arguing with them, do just the opposite. Apply similia! Start out repeating the same tired old crap about Avogadro’s limit; placebo; it’s just water; then slowly ramp it up, becoming oddly unreasonable about it, sinister and then downright evil. Suck them in.
“Tell people they can get paid by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (IFPMA) to trash homeopathy. Demand that the government ban it. Call for obloquy (public disgrace) of homeopaths; burn Hahnemann in effigy; stage a book burning of the Organon. Create compelling spectacles. Put a ‘homeopath’ in the stocks, call for public executions, torture to extract confessions, firing squads, electric chairs, hangings, the gas chamber, the arrest of anyone caught using homeopathy, millions to be put on trial and given life sentences.
“The signs you hold should also follow similia for homeopathy bashing. They should be as unreasonable as reasonably possible.
“Kill a homeopath for Simon Singh . . and Hitler.”
“HOMEOPATHY = NEW AGE MADNESS”
“I HATE HOMEOPATHY TOO”.
“ARYAN NATIONS HATES HOMEOPATHY!”
“ARYAN NATIONS SUPPORT SIR JOHN BEDDINGTON”
“HOMEOPATHY JEWISH PLOT”
“UK MDs DON’T LIKE IT, NEITHER DID MENGELE”
“HOMEOPATHY DESTROYS CAPITALISM”
“ALLOPATHS KNOW BEST”
HOMEOPATHY ROBS BIG PHARMA”
“If people hear really wild and crazy rhetoric coming from what appear to be homeopathy opponents, they’ll think maybe there’s actually something to it. Say John Beddington, Simon Singh, Edzard Ernst and the other usual miscreants encouraged you to do it. Cheer them on but do it in the insane extreme.
An interesting thing happened. They went inside. They closed up shop. John Board got up and left the room.
Kaviraj, the world’s greatest living homeopath, turned to his work, writing.
I found a bottle of “Ancient Age, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.”
The legend said, “Steeped in history and tradition, Ancient Age Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has been branded America’s best bourbon.”
For the price.
Good enough for me.
I took it to the check out stand. There was a woman in front of me. I could see I was an object of her attention., so I began looking for a miniature bottle of that . . green stuff.
They were selling it, or they had been. I couldn’t find it.
It used to be illegal because it drove people mad. Made from wormwood. There is a homeopathic remedy made from it as a cure for the anemia suffered by virgins. The old maid’s remedy. A disease as rare in the West as the bourbon I was buying was advertised to be.
It is of interesting note to me that absence of coitus causes anemia . . or maybe it’s the other way around. Purely a scientific interest on my part as a homeopathic physician. I have no personal interest in it. I got married so I wouldn’t have to have sex anymore . . or at least any dull sex.
Then again . . maybe I do need it . .
Excuse me lest I gain some undeserved readership from those last observations, let me say I’m a flaming liberal and I hate Fox News, especially Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity.
Speaking of which, have you noticed that Jared Lee Loughner looks exactly like a Glenn Beck with his head shaved? And did you know that Glenn Beck told Loughner to do what he did?
Here is a transcript from Glenn Beck on Fox News June 9th, 2010
Beck said “I will stand against you and so will millions of others. We believe in something. You in the media and most in Washington don’t. The radicals that you and Washington have co-opted and brought in wearing sheep’s clothing — change the pose. You will get the ends. You’ve been using them. They believe in Communism. They believe and have called for a revolution. You’re going to have to shoot them in the head. But warning, they may shoot you. They are dangerous because they believe. Karl Marx is their George Washington. You will never change their mind. And if they feel you have lied to them — they’re revolutionaries. Nancy Pelosi, those are the people you should be worried about. Here is my advice when you’re dealing with people who believe in something that strongly — you take them seriously. You listen to their words and you believe that they will follow up with what they say. Didn’t we learn that lesson from Usama bin Laden? I heard his warning in 1998. I said on the air at the time, listen to him. We didn’t listen. We didn’t listen to the revolutionaries in Germany, the revolutionaries in Russia or Venezuela or Cuba — no, no, no. They all have one thing in common. They have all called for revolution. They want to overthrow our entire system of government, and their words say it. Why won’t you believe it?”
The woman at the check stand in front of me was checking me out. I could see her glancing at me from out of the corner of my eye.
I had left out a miserable part of my last blog, the part that explained the relevant parts of Montagnier’s discoveries, the item about high dilutes becoming inert in mu metal boxes.
Isolated from the background radiation, the higher potency becomes silent in the presence of the lower potency . . or at least, so they say.
NEXT: CHAPTER TWO of “The Homeopathic Repertorization of Jared Lee Loughner.
Boiron returned a profit of $83.5m in 2009. It is estimated that their revenue from the single duck they wash down the drain in making oscillococcinum – a preparation supposedly based on a nonexistent bacterium – is $20m annually.
Sounds like Big Homeo is every bit as profitable as Big Pharma!
Dear Guy Chapman- What I love about your comments is how they are always so predictably anti homeopathy and are always so predictably wrong, usually it seems with a mix of what you want to believe and have made up yourself, and what the anti-homeopathy esablishment wants you to believe, made up by them.
This latest comment by you has not let me down.
You use Boiron, the world’s largest mfg. of homeopathic remedies as a comparison to “big pharma” to show that it is every bit as profitable.
What a laugh! If you compare it to the largest manufacturer of allopathic drugs, its profits are miniscule. You say it made 83.5 million in profits out of what I found to be a reported half billion in earnings. That’s nothing compared to Pfizer, which made, from what I can tell, about 50 billion earnings. Pfizer’s stock has been made a component of the stock market.
So the largest allpathic drug company earns 100 times more than the largest homeopathic remedy manufacturer. And Pfizer is one drug company among many of its kind, whereas Boiron is the only publicly held homeopathic manufacturer.
But that’s not all. Even though I’ve heard prevaricators such as yourself say homeopathy is fraud, I have never yet to date heard of a homeoapthic remedy manufacturer ever being cconvicted of fraud. But I have heard of big pharma convicted of massive fraud.
Pfizer pleaded guilty in 2009 to the largest health care fraud in U.S. history and received the largest criminal penalty ever levied for illegal marketing of four of its drugs. Called a repeat offender, this was Pfizer’s fourth such settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice in the previous ten years.
A repeat offender, Guy. Like you are here on this blog, Guy, always telling lies.
Pfizer. That’s who you’re working for, Guy. Big bad Pfizer. Convicted of racketeering under the RICO Act, I believe. Or have I got that mixed up with some other drug company?
According to the EPA, Pfizer is among the top ten companies in America with the most numerous emissions sources. A landfill and two wastewater lagoons in Ledyard, CT near the Pfizer plant in Groton, Connecticut, are a source of groundwater pollution in the area. According to the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CT DEP), the Pfizer site is active under the CT DEP Site Remediation program. In June 2002, a chemical explosion at the Groton plant injured seven people and caused the evacuation of over 100 homes in the surrounding area.
Stop for a moment and consider how outraged you would be if that was a Boiron plant that blew up, maybe after an automatic succussion and dilution machine went off the rails after the 10,000th dilution and fell on someone’s foot. Oh, you, along with the Natinal Council Against Health Fraud would be out stomping around calling for the immediate suspension of sales all all homeopathic products.
And that brings up anpther interesting point. Where IS the NCAHF in these incredibly massive FRAUD judgments against big drug companies like Pfizer?
A scientist claims she was infected by a genetically modified virus while working for Pfizer. In her federal lawsuit she says she has been intermittently paralyzed by the Pfizer-designed virus. She suspects she was inadvertently exposed, through work by a former Pfizer colleague in 2002 or 2003, to an engineered form of the lentivirus, a virus similar to the one that can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS.
How about that? A manufactured AIDS virus. And one of their people got it somehow and is now suing the company. Now why, I ask you, is a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, manufacturing an AIDS virus?
Health insurance company Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) filed a lawsuit against Pfizer for reportedly illegally marketing their drugs Bextra, Geodon and Lyrica. BCBS is reporting that Pfizer used “kickbacks” and wrongly persuaded doctors to prescribe the drugs. FiercePharma reported that “According to the suit, the drugmaker not only handed out those “misleading” materials on off-label uses, but sent doctors on Caribbean junkets and paid them $2,000 honoraria in return for their listening to lectures about Bextra. More than 5,000 healthcare professionals were entertained at meetings in Bahamas, Virgin Islands and across the U.S., the suit alleges. Pfizer has had similar cases brought against it which it has settled with the US federal government and with more than 40 US states.
Pfizer denies the allegations.
Of course they do. How could they have gotten this far without denying what it is they’re doing, which is poisoning Mankind, or at least some of us.
In 1996, an outbreak of measles, cholera, and bacterial meningitis occurred in Nigeria. Pfizer representatives traveled to Kano, Nigeria to administer an experimental antibiotic, trovafloxacin, to approximately 200 children. Local Kano officials report that more than 50 children died in the experiment, while many others developed mental and physical deformities. In 2001, families of the children, as well as the governments of Kano and Nigeria, filed lawsuits regarding the treatment. Representing the government is Babatunde Irukera. According to news reports, “[r]esearchers did not obtain signed consent forms, and medical personnel said Pfizer did not tell parents their children were getting the experimental drug.” The lawsuits also accuse Pfizer of using the outbreak to perform unapproved human testing, as well as allegedly under-dosing a control group being treated with traditional antibiotics in order to skew the results of the trial in favor of Trovan. Pfizer denied these claims, and subsequently produced an approval letter for testing from the Nigerian Ethics Committee. The Nigerian government insisted that it was a fake and a panel of Nigerian medical experts agreed that the letter had been concocted and backdated by the company’s lead researcher in Kano. They went on to conclude that Pfizer never obtained authorization from the Nigerian government to give the unproven drug to children and infants.
Pfizer denies the allegations, spreads a lot of money around and shuts most everybody up.
I might point something out here, which I have Kaviraj to thank for pointing out to me, that its against internaiotnal law to conduct medical experiment on humans. But there they are, experimenting on children.
Finally, in the Draft Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities, it is provided that “States Parties shall prohibit, and protect persons with disabilities from, medical or scientific experimentation without the free and informed consent of the person concerned, and shall protect persons with disabilities from forced interventions or forced institutionalization aimed at correcting, improving, or alleviating any actual or perceived impairment.”
Guy, the people you’re working for, the people you’re aiding and abetting are full time international criminals. And they’re getting away with it by people like you who are diverting attention away from them to disparage an inexpensive, safe and effective form of treatment that instead of creating problems, solves them. Boiron is what you want people to be angry about, not Pfizer. Pfizer takes lives, Boiron saves lives. ANd it infuriates you, doesn’t it?
You think you’ve found some easy target to impress your masters with. But as with everything, Guy Chapman didn’t study it long enough to know what he was talking about before he opened his yap about it,and now he’s thinking “I can play catch up.” I mean, you’re not going to admit you’re wrong, you’ll never apologize, you’re not going to say, “OMG, I didn’t know that! I didn’t know that there was alll this science to back up homeopathy, I actually believed Amazing Randi when he said there wasn’t any.”
No, you’ll never admit anything like that. You’ll just go on repeating the same denials, over and over and over again.
Year over year, Boiron SA has been able to grow revenues from €466.7M to €526.1M. Most impressively, the company has been able to reduce the percentage of sales devoted to cost of goods sold from 50.34% to 47.62%. This was a driver that led to a bottom line growth from €39.0M to €59.8M.
Maybe we can introduce some homeopathic agent into the skeptic society? He could then put regularly some Alumina C200 remedy into their water and heal them from their pathological deficiency of ideas and open their mind a little bit … and by the way cure their chronic obstipation.
We’ve experienced similar delusional “skeptics” get angry at Arbrecology.
We merely provide a service to our patients.
We also did a medical trial after they told us they wouldn’t believe us unless we did.
They screamed and shouted that we were liars, frauds etc. EVEN after we posted results on our website for one of the forms of Arbrecology.
What materials are used in arbrecology andhow are they applied? Are there references you can give us? Can we get published information?
Hello there Mr Benneth,
I have linked to the the trial here!
The “skeptics” hate it.
Well, this is all very interesting. What I’m wondering is if there is some other source of information about this and what the methodology is. Who are some of the active practitioners of arbrecology?
Can I talk to them?
How do we know that this isn’t a hoax?
Homeopathy has a long history of published pre-clinical and clinical testing, tests that show its action in vitro; physico-chemical studies that show the molcular structure; an exhaustive materia medica; use by licensed MD’s; Federal Drug Administration standards for manfacture and regulation of its remeedies; licensing requirements; extensive literature on the subject . . and this is all for what our critics still insist are nothing but inert little sugar pills and plain water. So from my point of view, when it c omes to acceptance by critics, whether it works or not, is not the issue, homeopathy is still the target of ridicule and attack.
As you can read in my blog and elsewhere, Luc Montagnier, a Nobel prize winning scientist, with other experienced investigators such as E. Del Guidice has made important proofs for homeoapthy. But i hvaven’t seenthis hange the minds of traditional skeptics in the leaasst. ANd acordingly, Montagnier is leaving the West for China, because he can’t get funding for further experiments that have replicated the work of a renowned immunologist, work that that demonstrates the physical action of homeopathic remedies. People still won’t believe it. So putative skepticism is of no consequence to me, it doesn’t shed any light on the subject for me. What does help are asking a few compartively simple questions. When the same issues are raised regarding homeoapthy, the putative skeptics look stupid. Other than the usual ridicule that unorthodox methods will always attract, I don’t see any refernces to it except your own. Can you guide me to source material either published or online?
And how it is that you can administer a surgical operation and plant a non sterile, biologically active foreign object such as a seed without there being complications, both medical and legal?
Are there any pre-clinical tests on anmals? Are there any published studies?
How might we observe an arbrecological procedure andobserve follow up?
Can you give us a demonstration, on yourself?
Whether it is a hoax or a valid medical method, or a valid medical method presented as a hoax, I welcome it for comparative analysis to homeopathy.
If you could answer my questions I would appreciate it, and look forward to speaking with you directly.
Dear Mr Benneth
We are a small group in Wales.
If you read our website, you can read all about the vibrant history of Arbrecology.
We are a recently rediscovered from of alternative medicine, therefore not much “scientific” research has been done. The sceptics hate us for it, but we know it works. We have healed many patients in our local area (I do not wish to say one, due to threats from some sceptics).
So you can read about arbrecology at http://arbrecology.org
If anyone wishes to communicate with us, you can use our email address at email@example.com
We really wish to be taken seriously, so that people will understand the benefits arbrecology brings.
I look forward to your questions.
Whoa, wait a minute. I’ve been very respectful of you, I haven’t been making the usual abusive or snarky comments self-proclaimed “skeptics” make, I’ve gone out of the way to not pass judgement on you or “arbreccology,” but what I have been doing is asking straightforward questions, none of which you have answered.
I’ll present them to you again:
1.) Who are some of the active practitioners of arbrecology?
2.) Can I talk to them?
3.) How do we know that this isn’t a hoax?
4.) Can you guide me to source material either published or online?
5. How it is that you can administer a surgical operation and plant a non sterile, biologically active foreign object such as a seed without there being complications, both medical and legal?
6.) Are there any pre-clinical tests on anmals? Are there any published studies?
7.) How might we observe an arbrecological procedure and observe follow up?
8.) Can you give us a demonstration, on yourself?
and now . .
9.) Why have you avoided answering even one of these questions, while stating that you welcome these questions?
10.) And now you say you look forward to my questions?
11.) Are you trying to make me look gullible?
John Benneth, PG HOm. – London (Hons.)
PS: 12. Who are you?