It seems that another pharmaceutical shill has influenced the decision to award Luc Montagnier this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine.
Nobel Organization member and Professor, Jan Andersson, also has two direct conflicts of interest in his work with GlaxoSmithKline and at his company known as AVARIS.
The Swedish biotech company sprung from cell and gene therapy research at the Karolinska Institutet. Avaris develops therapies and vaccines that are ostensibly used to fight HIV and leukemia. The market for Avaris products is estimated to be worth $4.5 billion annually.
By awarding Luc Montagnier a Nobel Prize, Andersson gives unearned legitimacy to HIV and AIDS research that Andersson, his investors, and all HIV and AIDS companies, employees, and shareholders profit from directly.
This corroborates previous allegations that the Nobel Prize is for sale. Although previous awards have been presented to undeniably worthy recipients, today's Nobel prizes appear to be not unlike the Hollywood Walk of Fame stars that are handed out to “Hollywood giants” when, in fact, they are given to anyone whose production or public relations company is willing to pony the fee (somewhere between $20,000 and $100,000) to the Hollywood Chamber of commerce. Presentations are usually coordinated with the promotion of an upcoming movie or television show.
Although the Nobel Prizes to Al Gore, Jimmy Carter and Yassar Arafat made it pretty clear that the award was already corrupted by politics, the fact that pharmaceutical companies can now openly buy awards for promotional reasons should indicate the state of medicine and science in the world.
That the pharmaceutical industry could buy the Nobel Committee makes Luc Montagnier another dead canary in the medical and scientific cave.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
It seems that another pharmaceutical shill has influenced the decision to award Luc Montagnier this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Former LAUSD Teacher Ari Kaufman writes in American Daily:
Now, pity those poor, overpaid, underworked teachers as they embark up on a 2-3 week winter break, please.
California ranks first nationally in teacher salaries. The average teacher salary in the state was $65,424 last year almost $2,200 more than second-place New York, and almost $12,000 higher than the national average. What's more, California placed fifth in the nation in the percentage that teacher salaries have increased over the last 10 years, corrected for inflation.
NEA estimates the average California teacher salary this year is $67,186 - a 4.6% increase over last year. This pay hike comes during a year in which the state has hired an additional 2,800 teachers.
On Friday, The California Teachers Association filed a proposed initiative to increase the state sales tax "to provide new, ongoing funding for public schools and colleges that cannot be cut, delayed or diverted by the governor or the Legislature."
Posted by ex-Hollywood Liberal at 1:05 PM
Worth the read - Ann Coulter's Human Events’ article on the “Conservative of the Year” Award for 2008: For Sarah Palin’s “genius at annoying all the right people"
"In a nutshell, Palin was everything Democrats are always pretending to be, but never are."
Posted by ex-Hollywood Liberal at 12:54 PM
Friday, December 19, 2008
Last October, I blogged and emailed this note to Robert Gallo MD and various AIDS truthers after the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca bought a Nobel Prize for Luc Montagnier - while snubbing Robert Gallo.
Since Gallo and Montagnier are both officially credited as the “co-discoverers” of HIV as the cause of AIDS, the idea that one would merit a Nobel Prize and the other would not raises more questions – and waning American confidence – about HIV and the multi-hundred billion dollar AIDS Industry. More and more Americans are voicing quiet skepticism that HIV ever represented any actual threat to humanity – quiet because voiced questions often result in immediate attacks by AIDS non-profit organizations and government agencies (CDC, FDA, and NIH) that all profit from, and are part of, the AIDS industry.
Americans understand why airlines should not fund the FAA. They know why the Gambino Family doesn’t fund the Justice Department. So why do hospitals fund JCAHO and the pharmaceutical industry funds the FDA, CDC, and NIH?
This dynamic is not dissimilar to the SEC ties that helped Bernard Madoff create the world’s biggest Ponzi scheme. One difference is the scale of AIDS Inc., which dwarfs Madoff’s $50 billion scam. In 2008 alone, Congress sent $48 billion to Africa to fight what the DeBeers Diamond Company claims afflicts ten percent of their impoverished diamond miners. The other is that Gallo’s scam kills healthy people.
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
Diamonds are regularly found in proximity to chrysotile (asbestos). Without proper and expensive protection, miners inhale the damaging asbestos fibers. By blaming the subsequent ailments on AIDS, DeBeers can exploit workers in a deadly environment and, when their workers get sick, DeBeers can blame the illness of a worker’s sexual habits rather than accept liability for their workplace environment.
DeBeers is only one of many companies that exploit Africa’s natural resources, including its impoverished and illiterate population. AIDS Inc. gives these companies a compelling tale for naïve politicians and actors to tell. Any questions about the legitimacy of these requests result in attacks. After all, only a monster would deny “lifesaving drugs” to dying gay men (homophobia) or the African people (racism).
DeBeers doesn’t seem to have an asbestosis problem, although most of their long-time workers suffer from lung ailments that are strikingly similar to asbestosis. DeBeers needs AIDS because, without it, they would have little else to blame their miners’ asbestosis on. For DeBeers, AIDS turns African exploitation into a humanitarian cause; and although Madoff’s Ponzi scheme might cause a few heart attacks and suicides, it will cause nothing close to the injuries and death caused by “black box” AIDS drugs.
After I sent my note to Gallo, he personally thanked me for my “kind supportive letter.” If Gallo wasn’t responsible for so much injury or death around the world, his lapse would be kind of pathetic. Despite being surrounded by AIDS Truthers who rely on continuing funding to preserve this fraud, not one of Gallo’s friends gave him a heads-up regarding my satirical note to him – including Gallo’s own highly paid Director of Public Relations and Marketing.
Madoff and Gallo both illustrate how their scams lasted as long as they did. Madoff and Gallo succeeded not because they’re particularly bright, but because the weak people around them didn’t have the courage to challenge their misconduct. Madoff, Gallo, Nobel, and AstraZeneca are all minor players. The real culprits are the media, politicians, and voters who remain asleep at the wheel.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
While the media is covering the Blagojevich story, they miss the point that ALL those corrupt folks who run Illinois & Chicago are DEMOCRATS.
Nor did Illinois Governor and Mrs. Rod Blagojevich suffer from a Tourette’s moment. Their demands and outrage appear too bold and honest to be anomalous. Both felt comfortable enough to behave as they did before peers and the Chicago media, just as Jeremiah Wright’s celebratory flock was not shocked or disgusted by Wright’s depraved sermons (watch his apoplectic parishioners).
Blagojevich’s misconduct implicates not only himself, but Chicago’s acquiescent machine – just as the SEC failed to investigate Bernard Madoff nine years ago.
People like Madoff, Blago, Jeremiah Wright, the Clintons, and Obama don’t get where they are by themselves. Who would better understand the nuanced inner-workings of the Chicago machine than its US Senators and Governor?
Chicago.... Who runs it?
Senators: Barack Obama & Dick Durbin
Representative: Jesse Jackson, Jr.
IL Governor: Rod Blogojevich (arrested today)
House Leader: Mike Madigan
IL Atty Gen: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)
Chicago Mayor: Richard M. Daley (son of Mayor Richard J. Daley)
IL Leadership: ALL Democrats.
Iraq body count: 300+ Americans (2008)
Chicago body count: 400+ Americans (2008), although it’s hard to say exactly since Chicago doesn’t report crime like other cities. The Chicago PD celebrates whenever less than 500 are murdered in one year. (Maybe an end to the police occupation of Chicago will stop the cycle of violence there?)
State pension fund: $44 Billion in debt - worst in the country.
Sales Tax: At 10.25%, Cook County (Chicago) highest in country.
Chicago Schools: Rated one of the worst in the US.
They can't blame Republicans because there aren't any.
The ONLY hopeful news is that Blagojevich’s outrage seems to corroborate the President-elect’s refusal to play along with the machine. Obama is either a DINO (Democrat in name only) who exploited Chicago’s machine to inoculate America, or he will spread Chicago’s infection throughout America.
As a Republican, Obama would have never been elected to the State Senate or presidency. Indeed, Jeremiah Wright’s congregation would have lynched him faster than Wright could say OREO. But by exploiting the DNC’s racial politics, Obama resonated with Democrats, Independents, and some Republicans to win an election that offers some hopeful early signs. Maybe it’s the calm before the storm or a honeymoon, but Republicans have more to hope for today than they did one month ago.
Time will tell.
Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah!
Posted by ex-Hollywood Liberal at 11:55 AM
Friday, December 12, 2008
It's been a while since I talked about teacher unions, but I'm always pleased when good teachers find the courage to speak out about the criminal aspects of the teacher unions. This video is well worth viewing!
The Truth about Teachers Unions from Union Facts on Vimeo.
Want to win a Nobel Prize? It’s apparently easy if you’re a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company with an extra $1 million dollars in chump change.
After the Nobel Committee awarded Luc Montagnier the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work in HIV and AIDS this week, Dagens Medicin reports that the Nobel Committee and pharmaceutical giant Astra Zeneca may be investigated for corruption. Stories that question HIV and AIDS science are routinely spiked in the US media.
Journalist Simon Rothelius’ reports:
Astra Zeneca recently became a sponsor for two companies which are part of the Nobel organization. Since then Sveriges Radio (Sweden's government radio) has revealed that Astra Zeneca can benefit economically from one of this year's Nobel Prize Medicine winners Harald zur Hausen, who discovered human papillomavirus Virus, HPV. Astra Zeneca receives royalties from sales of both HPV vaccines on the market, Cervarix and Gardasil.Translating from Die Zeit and this Swedish radio station, blogger Udo Schuklenk reports that the Nobel Committee appears to have sold the Montagnier prize for $1 million because of dwindling resources in Nobel’s investments. This may be how the largest commercial sponsor of the foundation's activities also happens to market products made possible by Montagnier’s alleged discoveries, although he does not reportedly benefit from any AZ sales or partnerships.
Sveriges Radio has also revealed that Bo Angelin, professor of clinical metabolic research at Karolinska Institute, is on the board of Astra Zeneca and the Nobel Committee which decided the prize winners. This discovery has caused Christer van der Kwast, DA with Riksenheten against corruption, to take action.
"I have given state district attorney Nils-Erik Schultz the mandate to investigate the reports that have been coming from mass media and inform me whether there are grounds for a criminal investigation," van der Kwast told Sverige's Radio.
The criminal allegations that may become official involve crimes of bribery and corruption, according to van der Kwast.
For AZ, the $1 million fee is the cost for cheap marketing.
But having the alleged co-discoverer “win” a Nobel Prize is important during a time when the other co-discoverer is facing increasing scrutiny for fraud and scientific misconduct in his own research. Dr. Robert Gallo was snubbed for the award, allegedly for misappropriating Montagnier’s cell samples and misrepresented his findings. The former head of the National Cancer Institute’s electron microscopy found nothing more than cellular debris in what was likely the same material that Montagnier sent to Gallo in 1984.
This week, scientists and physicians have asked the journal Science to de-publish Gallo’s 1984 reports on HIV and AIDS.
This may also explain how Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, and Yassar Arafat got their own prizes.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Last Sunday, I was one of several guests on the Robert Scott Bell radio show to discuss the HIV/AIDS fraud. The guests included a number of scientists, academics, and journalists. You can hear the show at these links:
If you read Gallo’s Egg at this blog you will find comments that are almost as provocative as the report itself. The challenge is that most people are reluctant to examine a scam that is unnecessarily complicated by the same institutions (National Institutes of Health [NIH] and FDA) that are largely heavily funded by the pharmaceutical industry. If you can imagine the mafia funding the Attorney General’s Office, you’ll appreciate the conflicted interests.
To many, this is just “one more scam” or “tired conspiracy theory” that journalists and their editors refuse to air out of fear that armies of gay activists will scream HOMOPHOBE or CDC/NIH thugs will threaten a station license.
The problem is that this scam is fast approaching the $1 TRILLION mark in what taxpayers have wasted on AIDS since 1984. As recently as last summer, Congress and President Bush authorized another $48 billion for the alleged “AIDS epidemic” in Africa. But you will see on pages seven and eight that South Africa’s own government reports that AIDS deaths represent less than one percent of all mortality there. That number is also suspect because many companies rely on the AIDS mythology to avoid liability.
For example, DeBeers employs locals to mine their diamonds. Diamonds are commonly found with the mineral chrysotile, better known as asbestos. Over years of exposure, miners develop asbestosis, the deadly lung disease related to asbestos exposure. To avoid the costs of treating their employees, DeBeers hires doctors who blame the illnesses on AIDS (e.g. irresponsible/unprotect sex). The DeBeers doctors prescribe AIDS drugs to their mostly illiterate and undereducated workers who die from the combined exposure to asbestos and deadly (black box) AIDS drugs. And when they die the doctors report it as AIDS-related, exploiting the mortality which the pharmaceutical industry and DeBeers use to demand increased US taxpayer funding to cure AIDS while avoiding liability. In this way, DeBeers and the US/European drug-makers (shareholders) are applauded as AIDS champions, and taxpayers think that their tax dollars are being used to save Humanity.
This scam has worked so well that other scientific charlatans have developed scams like global warming to shake down taxpayers. The difference in that case is that people know more about the weather than they want to know about microbiology and virology.
Gallo’s Egg is a tough read but, until we understand and confront this scam, politicians will continue to rip off taxpayers and the mineral-rich African continent will continue to be sacked.
You’ll also see that Mr. Bell’s guests are not quacks. Except for me, most are accomplished scientists and journalists. I’m merely a career investigator who examined the available evidence.