This is verified by the US CDC at this website: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/b/excipient-table-2.pdf
I know – the Saturday Posts series are usually just a graphic with a one or two sentence idea that triggers thought or humor about some topic.
Today I’m going in a different direction. Something has been on my mind that I need to share with you, and you all need the warning. Yes, I said “warning”. It is that big of a deal.
There is something about to happen. All the major governments of the world know it will soon happen, but none of them are talking about it because, quite frankly, they have no idea what to do and fear triggering a panic they can’t spin or control. The mass media also knows this event is about to happen, but they are keeping quiet for another reason – talking about it won’t sell advertising OR papers, so for them there is no upside to the story.
What is the story? The world – yes, the whole WORLD – has already begun the decline to a life without OIL. I could tell you a lot, but I’m nowhere near as good at telling this as the people who produced and directed a documentary my wife and I watched recently. It is called “The End of Suburbia” – and we got our copy from the Netflix disc service. Please, find this documentary and watch it. We need to be informed to make the changes necessary to the post-oil world we will be living in within a few decades.
Ok, first let me acknowledge that I DO understand that there are health issues to be concerned with. Still – this goes way beyond health, into absurdity.
The specific problem I’m talking about is with the prescriptions for Imitrex that I’ve been getting. Ever since I started getting it – they have only sent me 18 pills at a time, and limited me to one refill every 3 months. About 2 weeks ago, I sent them a secure message asking for another refill. So far, they have only given me 25mg tablets, but I know it is available in dosages as high as 100mg, so I asked if I could get either a higher dose, or more pills, or both, since I keep running out.
They replied that they limit the number of pills they send because they don’t want me to exceed the 200mg maximum dosage per day. So, here is where they have a math problem.
They only send me 18 pills every 3 months. It takes 8 25mg pills to REACH 200mg for a day. Each of my migraines lasts 3-4 days, and I usually have about 3 migraines every month. I run out of pills if – ONLY on days I have a migraine – I only take 1 pill each day.
To actually risk excessive dosage, I’d first have to have enough pills to TAKE an excessive dosage – because running out is a MISERABLE option. So, 8 pills per day for 9 days a month for 3 months. The ABSOLUTE minimum number of pills I need for a 3 month prescription is 216, IF I was taking 200mg per migraine day. Some months I’d need as many as 336 at that dosage level. Still, even at the minimum – the actual prescriptions they have given me have fallen short by almost 200 pills every 3 months.
And the fools wonder why I haven’t gotten enough help from their treatment protocol to be able to return to work.
Well, I’m done looking for ways to apply The Secret, or acquire affluence in general.
Ok, I haven’t exactly made a secret of the fact that I was uncertain about what I am passionate about – that thing the Success Guru’s call “My Calling” or “My Mission.”
After getting Natalie Ledwell’s book last week, one of the bonuses she shared was a series of interviews (usually around 15 minutes long) with acknowledged masters of the Law Of Attraction (LOA). I’ve shared in earlier posts my reaction to interviews with Bob Proctor, and Marci Shimoff. The most recent one I watched was Joe Vitale.
In this one, Natalie pointedly asked Joe what advice he’d give to anyone who didn’t know what their passion was – which immediately made me sit up a bit straighter. Here was a question I REALLY wanted the answer to! He said (and this might not be exact, but it is as close as my memory will make it) “Look at what you’re afraid to do. Your life’s purpose will be hiding right behind that which you’re most afraid of doing.”
Geee – thanks Joe. It only took me about a nano-micro-second to know EXACTLY what he was pointing at in my life. I’ve had dozens of different people, from all over the social and political spectrum, tell me that I should do it, and it actually was something I entertained the idea of pursuing when I was a kid.
Surely there has to be another way! That’s one bridge that burned beyond repair many years ago. I lit the fire, too.
In this lifetime, I am NOT going to be the President of the United States of America. That’s one reason why I made the joke on one of my earlier blogs about not running for president myself, but if someone who knew how to organize and finance a campaign wanted to start one and draft me, I’d do it. It was a safe statement, because I knew in advance that it would never happen.
I am not going to live in a fish bowl and have my every behavior scrutinized and criticized by people who can’t actually DO anything, but make a living off of making others worry. I’m not going to try to obtain a job that can’t do anything of lasting value without the cooperation of 541 elected foot-draggers and progress blockers who only care about their own profit, or their own path to power.
Besides which – someone out there kills idealists who manage to get elected and try to buck the system, or change it.
Today is April 5th, 2017. I wouldn’t (quite) call this a major breakthrough in my understanding of myself, but mostly that is because I don’t see how this can lead to anything. But, I do have an idea.
I had a dream while I was sleeping last night in which I wrote something bemoaning the state of politics in the US. In the dream, I specifically used this statement: “There are no liberals or conservatives in US government. There are only those who are greedy or despots, and there are plenty of both in both parties.”
That needs some explanation, especially in this era of hyper-partisan politics. What I mean is that there are those who went to Washington for the ability to enrich themselves financially, or there are those who think their idea of an ideal government is so great that it is okay to use the power of government (force) to compel those who disagree to submit. As of this writing, I don’t see anyone in Washington who doesn’t fit into one or the other group. There hasn’t been anyone in Washington, to the best of my knowledge, who didn’t belong in one of those groups FOR OVER 30 YEARS.
I’m not just talking about elected officials, either. Every non-elected bureaucrat who works in Washington is in one group or the other. Every Presidential appointee is in one group or the other.
The longevity of this partisanship in Washington is infecting every facet of society. Christians think it’s okay to use the 1st Amendment to compel atheists to attend SOME form of church. The GLBT crowd think it’s alright to use the force of law to compel some form of “equal treatment” from those who do not want to associate with them. Liberals think they are being “tolerant” when they write laws that compel submission from conservatives. Conservatives think they are looking out for themselves and their families when they empower businesses and churches to exercise greater influence and control.
EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES needs to learn the meaning of TOLERANCE. We can not build a more tolerant society by empowering an ever-growing, ever more powerful, government.
Oh, and just in case someone cares – I’m picking on the United States because it is my home, not because it is alone in experiencing this problem. The whole world needs to wake up and realize the perils of hyper-partisanship. And ALL Muslim mosques need to start speaking out AGAINST the use of force to compel change for non-Muslims.
FYI – if you don’t already know, Brexit is a coined term, and is a contraction of the two words “British Exit” used in reference to the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
There is something very humorous, and somewhat tragic, about the current state of affairs in the UK. While the British are triggering their own move to independence from the EU, they are simultaneously blocking Scotland from holding a referendum on becoming sovereign themselves. The humorous part is that they are using a previous referendum’s results to justify their block.
The tragic part is – Britain seems to be incapable of admitting that they themselves have nullified the result of the previous referendum.
It’s easy – the previous referendum was about whether or not Scotland should become an independent nation. At the time, remaining in the UK ALSO meant remaining in the EU. By triggering Brexit, Britain has changed the conditions the vote was held under, shortly after it was held.
Now that Britain is leaving the EU, Scotland has a right to again ask it’s citizens whether they want to be British or remain in the EU, because NOW they are two very different questions.
Several times in the past I’ve written about the benefits of non-GMO foods, and effects of heavy pesticide use on the environment, and other things on that line. Of course, Monsanto and it’s army of lawyers have maintained all along that there was no PROOF that any of this is true – all while using PR campaigns to make claims that Monsanto is “feeding the world.”
On Wednesday, 3/15/2017, all of that changed. The New York Times has published an article that literally rakes Monsanto over the coals. Rather than telling you about it, I’ll just share part of the text, as quoted in an email I got from the Organic Consumers Association:
Today, the New York Times reported new explosive evidence showing how Monsanto gets away with selling dangerous pesticides and GMOs into our food supply.
As horrifying as this news is, even for those of us who aren’t surprised, it gives consumers a little more leverage—and we intend to use it.
According to the NYT, while farmers and children exposed to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide were dying from non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a high-level EPA official was colluding with Monsanto behind the scenes to hide the truth.
And he actually bragged about it.
Newly unsealed court documents reveal that former EPA official Jess Rowland let Monsanto ghostwriters write the toxicology reports that would form the basis for a government investigation into whether or not Roundup causes cancer.
“If I can kill this I should get a medal,” Rowland reportedly told a Monsanto executive, who shared the comment in an email.
The only way we will stop Monsanto, and other corporations, from this kind of ruthless disregard for public health is to keep the pressure on—through boycotts, through relentless demands for accountability, and through the courts.
We may have lost the battle to label GMOs. But make no mistake—the years of educating consumers about the risks of GMO foods, and the poisons used to grow them, are paying off.
• Monsanto is facing more than 20 lawsuits from victims who say they, or a family member, have non-Hodgkins lymphoma because of exposure to glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup. Lawyers for the victims say Monsanto knew all along that its flagship herbicide causes cancer.
• Just this week, a California judge ruled that the state can require Monsanto to label Roundup sold in retail stores as a “possible carcinogen.”
• On April 18, judges who presided over the International Monsanto Tribunal will assemble in The Hague, Netherlands. They will tell the world what they found, after six months of poring over testimony delivered by more than 30 witnesses, including victims of Monsanto’s poisons, scientists, doctors and lawyers. The testimony was delivered during a 2-day citizens’ tribunal, held in October, in The Hague.
• OCA, along with another organization, will soon file our own lawsuit against Monsanto—details to be made public soon.
Be aware, though. This turn of events isn’t the end of the story. For the last few years, Monsanto has been actively courting mergers with European corporations that it could hide behind, using a new name to continue playing dirty politics while getting entry to European markets that have outright BANS on Monsanto’s products.
Well, having accomplished what I set out to do with this blog, I think it is time to shut it down.
The reason I’m doing this now it simple: I had 90 days to renew my domain registration when they informed me that WordPress has decided to force a 2-stage authentication process that requires a form of verification that I literally can’t provide – a cell phone number. Since I do not have a cell phone, and wouldn’t tie it to my blog even if I did, it is time to quit WordPress. Besides, I’ve done what I set out to do with this blog, by laying personal claim to ideas that were hugely influential in the outcome of the 2016 election for the USA. Everything else was gravy.
So, I’m transferring all of my files and blog posts to my original blog at: http://mr-spock.livejournal.com/ and asking that if you want to continue to follow my journey of self discovery, you’ll bookmark that page or subscribe to it. I’ve been blogging on that page since 2004.
Thank you, one and all, for making this page feel like a resounding success.