Funds face massacre on record short US rates position: McGeever

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Reuters | March 20, 2023

Hedge funds face huge losses on their record bet that the Fed will go full steam ahead with its aggressive interest rate-raising campaign, after some of the most abrupt and violent swings in U.S. rates and bond market pricing in living memory.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) data shows that speculators held the largest ever net short position in three-month SOFR rate futures in the week ending March 7, only a few weeks after amassing a record short position in two-year Treasuries futures.

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“Pleasure in the flowers to-day”

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

I thought of this first stanza of Robert Frost’s poem, “A Prayer in Spring,” while I was out on my daily walk and saw this dogwood tree in bloom. I’ve always thought there is something especially stirring about these days of transition from winter to spring, when the air is still cool but the dogwoods and tulips are blooming and the occasional song of the wood thrush can be heard in parks.

Dogwood, Dallas, Texas, March 19, 2023

The couplet, “And give us not to think so far away/As the uncertain harvest…” really resonated with me yesterday because I sense a great and dreadful uncertainty hovering on the horizon.

As I have noted in this Substack before, we now seem to lurch from one crisis to the next, with no end to the delusional folly that has seized our political and media class and much of our people.

Reports of terrible COVID-19 vaccine injuries and probable vaccine deaths continue to roll in like a steady drum beat. I just received word that the great Cuban Olympian rower, Angel Fournier Rodriguez, has died suddenly of a heart attack here in Dallas at the age of 35.

As I predicted last February, the war in Ukraine has gotten hundreds of thousands killed without changing the necessity of negotiating with Russia—a negotiation that should have happened a year ago. But no, the deranged idiots in Washington thought it would be better to encourage the Ukrainians to take on the Russians with American arms instead of seeking a negotiated settlement. We have become a nation of incorrigible armchair warriors, never growing weary of advocating war in the vain pursuit of vanquishing the world’s bad guys, and never counting the cost.

How quickly we forgot that the same administration that sent Kamala Harris to the Munich Security Conference last year had—just six months earlier—hastily and chaotically pulled out of Afghanistan. After a twenty-year military occupation that got 2,400 US servicemen killed and 20,700 wounded for the purported objective of getting rid of the Taliban, the Biden Administration left that country in the possession of the Taliban.

In the realm of finance, we seem to suffer from the same catastrophic learning disability. After the collapse of FTX and fall of its absurd founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, last November, last week we witnessed the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank—the second largest bank failure in U.S. history. This darling institution of the tech sector’s best and brightest apparently had zero risk management, and 90% of its deposits were uninsured. Naturally our Federal Reserve bailed out the banks’s wealthy depositors whose accounts greatly exceeded the FDIC insured limit of $250,000, as it has long been the Fed’s policy to bail out the reckless rich with taxpayer money. Now we are possibly facing a contagion of small, regional bank failures.

A body politic supercharged with debt, deception, delusion, and drivel can only hurtle forward for so long before it smashes into the concrete wall of reality. I fear we are now rapidly approaching that wall.

In spite of these gloomy thoughts, I will, on this Spring Equinox, hope for the best and try “to take pleasure in the flowers to-day.”

Dr. McCullough and I wish you all a happy spring, and we thank you for subscribing to our Substack. Though time doesn’t allow us to reply to your numerous comments, we carefully review and consider them. We are very grateful for your feedback and encourage you to keep it coming.

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Reminder: French Authorities Ordered Destruction of CCTV Images of Nice Terror Attack (UPDATE)

An urban supervision center in Nice, France, received an urgent judicial order demanding the agency immediately delete all CCTV recordings of the July 14, 2016 Bastille Day terror attack in order to avoid uncontrolled dissemination of these images, French daily newspaper Le Figaro reports.

Citing criminal- and penal-code procedures, the Anti-Terrorism Sub-Directorate (SDAT) sent a letter to agents who manage video surveillance for the city asking them to erase the complete 24-hours of images taken from six named and numbered cameras, as well as all the scenes from the beginning of the attack along the Promenade des Anglais on the night of July 14.

The order stunned state agents at the urban supervision center of Nice, Le Figaro reports.

“This is the first time we are asked to destroy evidence,” a source close to the dossier told the newspaper [translated from French]. “The center of CCTV and the city of Nice could be prosecuted for this and also the officers in charge of the device do not have jurisdiction to engage in such operations.”

Friday SDAT sent servers to the agency to recover 30,000 hours of CCTV footage of related events; however, the agency said such a backup operation is lengthy and ongoing, requiring several more days.

“We do not know if giving a destruction order while we are in full backup is not going to curtain the whole system,” the source said [translated].

The prosecutor’s office in Paris confirmed for Le Figaro the destruction order and said it was to prevent the uncontrolled dissemination of images. Among the thousands of CCTV cameras in Nice, 140 had images relevant to the investigation.

Police recovered 100% of the videos from them, the prosecutor’s office told the newspaper. Prosecutors asked for the deletion of pictures from cameras to prevent malicious use by jihadist websites for propaganda purposes and for the sake of the dignity of the victims.

Le Figaro noted that police officers who first reviewed CCTV footage of the event sent a report to the Interior Ministry, followed by a CD of video footage issued upon request and shared with various agencies and officials, including police departments, the national gendarmerie, firefighters and the president.

French newspaper Le Monde reported the urban supervision center in Nice refused to comply with the judicial order to delete images of the attack:

Thursday, the lawyer wrote to the SDAT for him to know that the city did not intend, in the state meet this requisition. In this letter, which Le Monde has been copied, it indicates that the data will normally be automatically erased starting Sunday night, as provided by law. Images must indeed automatically be destroyed after ten days, on 24 July, although the law allows them to keep for nearly a month.

Oklahoma City CCTV sections “missing”

This is all par for the course. Critical sections of CCTV video footage of McVeigh’s truck in front of the Murrah Building “is missing.” The public was told that four cameras in four locations went blank at basically the same time on the morning of April 19, 1995. The FBI claims the security cameras did not record just prior to the blast or during the blast, because “they had run out of tape” or “the tape was being replaced.”

One interesting aspect of all the tapes is that they suddenly begin recording again right after the 9:02 a.m. blast. Yet, there is no footage of the truck pulling up to the building, parking or of the multiple passengers exiting the truck, as seen and attested to by a number of eyewitnesses.

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There is a blatant dearth of security camera footage in almost all these dicey events such as school mass shootings. It’s gotten to the point that the Crime Syndicate doesn’t even bother to offer to explain this anymore, as it doesn’t seem to even occur to a brainwashed population to inquire.

Pentagon CCTV Cameras on 9/11 “Turned Off”

Back in 2001 after the Pentagon was hit, people were still asking about such things. Accordingly, the perps needed a story line.

The explosion occurs close to the Pentagon’s heliport, an area that normally would be under 24-hour security surveillance, including video monitoring.

In this document from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, we can read through an interview with the staff responsible for the cameras at the Pentagon. The interview is long and distracting verbal diarrhea, but ultimately we get to the who, what, where, when trivium bottom line:

“Many security cameras at the Pentagon that could have captured the building being hit were switched off or had been taken down due to construction work that was taking place and therefore do not film the attack.”

More specifically, this incredible story was offered up:

“There are a lot of cameras within the facility at any one time,” commented Steve Pennington, a private consultant responsible for the Pentagon’s security cameras. However, due to renovation work that is being carried out on the Pentagon, many cameras close to where the attack occurs are currently out of use. Some cameras have been taken down temporarily. “There were cameras on poles at the other end, along the roadway, but they were down for construction projects or being changed out during the process,” Pennington recalled. Other cameras that would normally focus on the area where the crash occurs have been switched off. “Because that area was being renovated, a lot of the connectivity of these cameras and the infrastructure that allowed those cameras to be connected back to the building had been removed or destroyed, so they weren’t capturing images and offering fields of view,”

Furthermore, a number of cameras near the area of impact are either destroyed or lose connectivity when the crash occurs, he adds. “

The lugenpresse at CNN inform us that two cameras did miraculously survive and were operating that day, but the story has since been scrubbed from the Internet.

Two recently installed cameras north of the crash site are apparently the only Pentagon security cameras that capture the building being hit.

Without further ado, here is an analysis of the only images captured from the security cameras on the Pentagon exterior grounds. Note that when you hear Crime Syndicate narrative about this scene, it is usually prefaced with the words, “the plane hit the Pentagon.” This is neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) designed to answer the question for you. Always disregard the narrative and examine using your own senses, asking the fundamental trivium method: who, what, where, when, why and how. The question of what is not even remotely answered by this Pentagon video, nor any Pentagon video.

Further on the trivium question of when, the video shows the date Sept. 12, 2001, not Sept. 11. The time is also wrong: 17:37 instead of 09:37. To cover for this glitch in their matrix, the operatives explain in the interview above that this was when “they made the video.” What possible rationale is used to time stamp evidence with the date it was “made.” This is ludicrous on its face. Once again, the NLP trick is employed as the word “plane” is inserted on lower right on the first photo.

Rare videos eventually make it into the public realm. These are from nearby locations and are confiscated by the FBI and not returned. Here is a useless clip released in 2011 from a hotel. It does not show a plane but is sufficiently visually distorted enough that the Crime Syndicate decided to let her rip.

Brussels Airport Bombing 2016

The Brussels airport bombing of March 22, 2016, was notable for the use of what can only be described as computer-generated graphic images (CGI). Typical and par for the course, a grainy, black-and-white still image reminiscent of the “1963 Dealey Plaza”-era is circulated by the Daily Mail, which it alleges was taken 25 seconds before where the blast in the crowded airport concourse was detonated. Once again, the image is not time or date stamped.

What is curious about this presentation is that the artists didn’t even bother with scale. An examination of the same concourse in the next 2015 stock photo of the airport shows a much wider walk-through between the sign and the concession structures. Note 04 on the pillars to the left in both shots. Notice the complete contrast in lighting with the stock photo, bright and crisp looking, and the CCTV photo, dark and saturated for an ominous effect.

The real concourse had natural light. This occurred at 8:00 AM in early spring. According to weather history it was sunny at that hour.

And once more, we are not permitted to see the full sequence color footage from the CCTV, which in and of itself is a major red flag.

An Analysis of the 2016 Brussels Airport ‘Bombing’

The Parkland Non-Disclosure Disclosure

When Parkland school CCTV footage is released, it shows absolutely nothing. We might call it a non-disclosure disclosure.

Surveillance footage released by Broward County Sheriff’s department runs about 27 minutes. According to the time stamp on the video, the footage begins at 2:22 p.m. on Feb. 14, less than one minute before police claim that suspect Nickolas Cruz opened fire inside the freshman building. It ends at 2:49 p.m.

I swear that I must be one of the few persons in the world to actually fully look as such farces. Check for yourself if you question my claim- the last 26 minutes shows zip, nada, an empty sidewalk. The first minute shows a scene that could have been recorded on any day. The second minute shows a tiny unidentified apparition in the background.

On occasion still clips are released from CCTV security cameras. Such was the case in the Dylann Storm Roof Baptist church event. This one too illustrates the common tendency for dates and times to be wrong.

Note that in this particular CCTV image of the lot, that the time date stamp is correct- June 17, 2015, but at 08:16:15 in the morning. The shooting occurred in the evening of that day. The time stamp on the entrance CCTV is June 7, 2015, at 08:16:58 in the morning as Roof went into the church. However the same exact CCTV shows Roof leaving at 09:07:02 on June 17th.

The Biggest COVID Question: What Will Happen in 10 years?

  • So far, children have been largely unfazed by COVID-19 because their interferon pathway works really well. Interferon is an immune molecule that protects cells against invading pathogens

  • The COVID jab inhibits the type-1 interferon pathway, so mass injecting young children may actually erase the natural herd immunity against COVID-19 that would develop if all children remained unjabbed

  • Aggressive cancers have exploded among adults who got the shots, even though it’s only been a little over two years since their rollout

  • Analysis of U.S. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) data suggests the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is redesignating cancer deaths as COVID deaths to eliminate the cancer signal, and has been doing so since April 2021

  • We’ve also seen massive increases in excess mortality from abnormal clotting issues and heart problems since the COVID shots rolled out. If side effects such as cancer, heart disease and stroke are killing working age adults in unprecedented numbers already, what will the excess mortality be, say, 10 years from now if children and teens keep getting mRNA boosters every year?

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What will the future hold for people whose exposure to COVID-19 occurs during the first years of life? That question was recently asked by Katherine J. Wu, a staff writer at The Atlantic.

“To be a newborn in the year 2023 — and, almost certainly, every year that follows — means emerging into a world where the coronavirus is ubiquitous … Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this virus will be one of the very first serious pathogens that today’s infants — and all future infants — meet,” she writes.

“Eventually, the expectation is that the illness will reach a stable nadir, at which point it may truly be ‘another common cold,’ says Rustom Antia, an infectious-disease modeler at Emory.

The full outcome of this living experiment, though, won’t be clear for decades — well after the billions of people who encountered the coronavirus for the first time in adulthood are long gone.

The experiences that today’s youngest children have with the virus are only just beginning to shape what it will mean to have COVID throughout a lifetime, when we all coexist with it from birth to death as a matter of course.”

Wu praises the COVID jab as being part of why we can be hopeful for future generations that have to live with this new virus, but is that really realistic? Right now, everything points to the COVID shot being a disaster, and no one actually knows what the long-term effect will be on children who get it.

Wu highlights the fact that children’s immune systems have the advantage of “marshaling hordes of interferon — an immune molecule that armors cells against viruses.” This is thought to be a primary reason why COVID-19 isn’t nearly as lethal in young children as in older adults.

The problem that Wu completely misses is that the COVID jab inhibits the type-1 interferon pathway,

so mass injecting young children may actually erase the natural herd immunity against COVID-19 that would develop if all children remained unjabbed. The shots will NOT, as Wu suggests, help us achieve herd immunity at all.

Mass injecting children with a drug that impairs their immune system may also (rather predictably) result in exploding cancer rates. Already, aggressive cancers have exploded among adults who got the shots,

even though it’s only been a little over two years since their rollout.

For example, data from the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED)

— historically one of the most well-kept and most heavily relied-upon medical databases in the world — showed that, compared to the previous five-year averages, cancer among Department of Defense (DOD) personnel in 2021 skyrocketed.

Overall, cancers tripled among servicemen and their family members after the rollout of the COVID shots. Breast cancer went up 487%. Exploding cancer rates are also seen elsewhere. Indeed, the explosion of cases is so bad that cancer is now one of the top three leading causes of premature death among young working-age adults — a trend that in turn has driven down U.S. life expectancy by three years.

November 26, 2022, The Daily Sceptic published a letter

to the editor of The BMJ, written by Dr. Angus Dalgleish, professor of oncology at St. George’s University of London, warning that COVID boosters may be causing aggressive metastatic cancers:

“COVID no longer needs a vaccine programme given the average age of death of COVID in the U.K. is 82 and from all other causes is 81 and falling,” Dalgleish wrote. “The link with clots, myocarditis, heart attacks and strokes is now well accepted, as is the link with myelitis and neuropathy …

However, there is now another reason to halt all vaccine programmes. As a practicing oncologist I am seeing people with stable disease rapidly progress after being forced to have a booster, usually so they can travel. Even within my own personal contacts I am seeing B cell-based disease after the boosters.

They describe being distinctly unwell a few days to weeks after the booster — one developing leukemia, two work colleagues Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and an old friend who has felt like he has had Long COVID since receiving his booster and who, after getting severe bone pain, has been diagnosed as having multiple metastases from a rare B cell disorder.

I am experienced enough to know that these are not coincidental anecdotes … The reports of innate immune suppression after mRNA for several weeks would fit, as all these patients to date have melanoma or B cell-based cancers, which are very susceptible to immune control — and that is before the reports of suppressor gene suppression by mRNA in laboratory experiments. This must be aired and debated immediately.”

In a December 19, 2022, article

in Conservative Woman, Dalgleish continued discussing the phenomenon of rapidly spreading cancers in patients who were in stable remission for years before receiving their COVID boosters. He noted that after his letter to The BMJ was published, several oncologists contacted him to say they’re seeing the same thing in their own practices.

“Seeing the recurrence of these cancers after all this time naturally makes me wonder if there is a common cause?” he wrote.

“I had previously noted that relapse in stable cancer is often associated with severe long-term stress, such as bankruptcy, divorce, etc.

However, I found that none of my patients had any such extra stress during this time, but they had all had booster vaccines and, indeed, a couple of them noted that they had a very bad reaction to the booster which they did not have to the first two injections.

I then noted that some of these patients were not having a normal pattern of relapse but rather an explosive relapse, with metastases occurring at the same time in several sites … Scientifically, I was reading reports that the booster was leading to a big excess of antibodies at the expense of the T-cell response and that this T-cell suppression could last for three weeks, if not more.

To me, this could be causal as the immune system is being asked to make an excessive response through the humoral inflammatory part of the immune response against a virus (the alpha-delta variant) which is no longer in existence in the community.

This exertion leads to immune exhaustion, which is why these patients are reporting up to a 50% greater increase in Omicron, or other variations, than the non-vaccinated.”

Swedish pathologist, researcher and senior physician at Lund’s University, Dr. Ute Krueger, has also observed an explosion in rapidly advancing cancers in the wake of the COVID shots, with the largest increase occurring among 30- to 50-year-olds.

According to Krueger, tumor sizes are also dramatically larger, multiple tumors in multiple organs are becoming more common, and cancer recurrence and metastasis are both increasing.

Disturbingly, as detailed in “How Cancer Deaths From the COVID Jabs Are Being Hidden,” analysis of U.S. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) data suggests the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is filtering out and redesignating cancer deaths as COVID deaths to eliminate the cancer signal, and has been doing so since April 2021.

The signal is being hidden by swapping the underlying cause of death with main cause of death. As many as 20% of the weekly so-called COVID deaths are actually cancer deaths.

Absolutely no one knows what the long-term ramifications of giving these injections to infants and young children will be. It’s a public health experiment unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. So far, we’ve not seen cancer rates among children skyrocket, but the uptake among young children has also been low.

“If side effects such as cancer, heart disease and stroke are killing working age adults in unprecedented numbers already, what will the excess mortality be, say, 10 years from now if children and teens keep getting mRNA boosters every year?”

Since their immune systems are also more robust, children may be protected from cancer for a time even if they do get the jab. The question is how long? The U.S. childhood vaccination schedule now includes the initial series plus an annual COVID booster. How many boosters will it take before a child’s immune system breaks and cancer starts to proliferate?

We’ve also seen massive increases in excess mortality from abnormal clotting issues and heart problems since the COVID shots rolled out. If side effects such as cancer, heart disease and stroke are killing working age adults in unprecedented numbers already, what will the excess mortality be, say, 10 years from now if children and teens keep getting mRNA boosters every year?

I shudder to even think about it. Making matters even worse, drug makers are working overtime to deliver other mRNA-based “vaccines” as well, including one against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has already fast-tracked it. This, despite the fact that previous attempts to create an RSV vaccine failed because they caused antibody dependent enhancement (ADE).

Now that we’re more than two years into the COVID injection campaign, the cost-benefit analysis is clearer than ever. The benefit is so small as to be inconsequential, while the costs are enormous. Here’s a quick summary breakdown, based on available evidence:

  • Benefit — Short-term (four to six months) protection from severe COVID illness and death.

  • Cost — Negative effectiveness after a few months (meaning the risk of infection, hospitalization and death from COVID is higher than before the injection). It also doesn’t prevent infection or spread of the virus, so vaccine-induced herd immunity can never be achieved.

    The shots destroy immune function, making people more prone to all types of infections and chronic diseases, which in turn puts pressure on the health care system, raises disability rates and excess mortality, and lowers life expectancy. On top of all that, there’s evidence suggesting the shots have adverse effects on fertility, which could potentially result in a population collapse.

By December 2021, at which time the COVID jabs had only been out for one year, reports of surges in menstrual changes and stillbirths were already proliferating. And, while health officials were, and still are, adamant that the COVID shot is safe for pregnant women, the data tell a very different story.

The study

most widely used to support the U.S. recommendation for pregnant women to get injected was sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in April 2021. According to this study, the miscarriage rate among COVID jab recipients was 13.9%.

However, there was a MAJOR mistake made in this study, which was highlighted in a rapid communication

from the Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge (IPAK). The authors are Aleisha Brock, Ph.D. of New Zealand, and Simon Thornley, Ph.D., a senior lecturer in the section of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Auckland.

They explained that the NEJM study “presents falsely reassuring statistics related to the risk of spontaneous abortion in early pregnancy, since the majority of women in the calculation were exposed to the mRNA product after the outcome period was defined (20 weeks’ gestation).”

When the risk of spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) was recalculated based on the cohort that was injected prior to 20 weeks’ gestation, the incidence of miscarriage was seven to eight times higher than the original study indicated, with a cumulative incidence of miscarriage ranging from 81.9% to 91.2%!

What’s more, 12.6% women who received the jab in the third trimester reported Grade 3 adverse events, which are severe or medically significant but not immediately life-threatening.

Another 8% also reported a fever of 38 degrees C (100.4 degrees F), which can lead to miscarriage or premature labor.

Another problem with the NEJM study is that follow-up only continued for 28 days after birth, meaning the long-term effects of prenatal exposure to babies is still unknown.

A Pfizer-BioNTech rat study also showed the injection more than doubled the incidence of preimplantation loss. Birth defects, specifically mouth/jaw malformations, gastroschisis (a birth defect of the abdominal wall) and abnormalities in the right-sided aortic arch and cervical vertebrae, were also observed.

It’s become quite clear that the technocratic, transhumanist cabal that it trying to seize worldwide control is aggressively trying to genetically alter humanity. But to what end? Considering all the negative effects we’re seeing in adults, just two years in, what will happen to the infants and children who have been jabbed over the next decade or two? Especially if they start getting mRNA boosters every year?

Transhumanism is “sold” as the way of the future — a future in which everyone is in perfect health and can live as long as they want. We already see how the COVID shots are advertised as a simple “software update” for your immune system. The idea is that, eventually, any health issue will be solved this way.

The problem with this utopia is manifold, however. First of all, considering how disastrous this first mRNA injection is, it seems clear the reengineering of an already perfect biological system isn’t as easy as they make it out to be, and I for one doubt they’ll ever perfect it.

Secondly, while they say this transhumanist utopia is for everyone, it’s absolutely not. Do you really believe they want 8 billion people to be in perfect health and live for hundreds of years?

Perfect health means perfect reproductive capacity, so the number of offspring would be staggering. Clearly, they don’t want this, seeing how these same individuals are already complaining that the world is overpopulated. So, perfect health for everyone is a pipedream.

Extreme life extension for the masses also isn’t in the cards. Already, they want people to die as close to retirement age as possible, to minimize payouts. Do you really think they’d be willing to pay billions of people to spend 100 years in retirement?

Even if the retirement age was pushed way back to, say, 150, and the average life span is 175, who’s going to employ all these people? Remember, robots and artificial intelligence are already slated to take over most jobs, making most humans obsolete. There’s simply no incentive to extend the health span and life span of billions of people.

No, the transhumanist utopia is intended to be reserved for a select few, and this is something to keep in mind as they continue these genetic experiments on humanity. They’re not for our benefit.

In closing, here’s a snippet from a November 22, 2022, Truth Talk article, in which blogger Katrina Wicks ponders the reasons behind the transhumanist push:

“They make no secret of it, it’s not some wild conspiracy theory and is in fact being implemented in front of us and around us. Changing humans from what we are, into something else. Augmented humans seem to be on the horizon, as well as disrupted, corrupted and spliced humans too …

‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ … by H.G. Wells … highlights an obsession with making animals more human through ‘medical intervention’ … I wonder if they are trying to do the opposite … to make humans more animal like? …

A certain international organization seems to have a nominated mascot who is the mouthpiece of how they want us to be bio-mechanical beings essentially, being constantly monitored, tested, observed and upgraded. Weird huh? Yet they gleefully put these plans forward and explain how and when. Just not really covering the why, or at least the real reasons for it.

But you can make up your own mind on what their purpose really is … what is out there for everyone to see is that they do want control.

Of your daily activities, thoughts, fears, aspirations … and generally of your future. So that is where you do get to take an active role, unless you already consider your life forfeit and have already accepted their new regime and landscape. But if you do not … and you have chosen to live, then now is the time.”

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documented improved quality of life and some disease control with IV administration of mistletoe extract.

Many of the current medical treatments for cancer have significant side effects and may quicken death. A British paper

suggested that chemotherapy causes or speeds death in 27% of cancer patients. The data also showed that 43% of the patients experienced significant toxicity and 19% of patients who died from chemotherapy should not have been receiving treatment.

Other cancer treatments also have significant side effects, including radiation therapy, surgery, hormone therapy and stem cell transplants. On the other hand, natural treatment therapies, such as mistletoe extract, can help improve outcomes without dangerous adverse events, potentially helping the American Cancer Society’s

estimated 1.9 million new cases of cancer in 2022.

According to the American Cancer Society,

the estimates for 2022 were “based on incidence and mortality rates from 2018 and 2019.” They report that these numbers do not account for the unknown impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on cancer diagnosis and death.

These figures also do not account for the impact that the COVID-19 jab has had on the reactivation of cancers in remission, the return of aggressive cancers and new cancer diagnoses. One paper

published in 2021 suggested that individuals who experience long-haul COVID symptoms may be predisposed to the acceleration of current cancer progression or the development of new cancer.

The researchers propose that the increased risk may be related to an increase in chronic low-grade inflammation and tissue damage triggered by long COVID, which evidence suggests is related to the spike protein that envelops the virus and not the virus itself.

According to a 2023 paper in Nature Reviews Microbiology, the at-risk population may be at least 65 million people worldwide who are estimated to have long COVID.

Of course, this number is vastly underrepresented when you consider the people who have accepted the COVID jab and subsequent production of the mRNA-directed systemic spike protein.

Notably, the results of the featured study were obtained in patients who had advanced cancers and treatment-resistant tumors. The study was a Phase I trial

designed to determine the recommended dose of IV mistletoe Helixor M that would be used in Phase II testing.

The aim was to evaluate safety in patients with progressing solid tumors and who were “heavily pretreated” with at least one, and up to six, lines of chemotherapy. The patients received increasing doses of Helixor M three times each week and the researchers documented adverse events, changes in disease stability, target lesions, disease control rate and the median quality of life using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General questionnaire.

The data were gathered from a small group of 21 patients, from which the researchers concluded that a 600 mg dose of mistletoe extract was effective with the lowest risk of adverse events. Patients were followed for a median of 15.3 weeks.

While the primary goal of the study was to identify the dose of mistletoe extract that could be used to test for effectiveness, the researchers did note cancer stabilized in five patients for an average of 15 weeks. In three patients, the tumors reduced in size, which stayed stable for two to five months.

The most common side effects the patients reported were chills, nausea and fatigue, which the patients also reported were manageable. Importantly, the patients also reported an improvement in quality of life, which the researchers theorized could positively impact the length of time patients could tolerate their chemotherapy treatments.

Channing Paller, associate professor of oncology from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, commented in a press release that Phase II studies in combination with chemotherapy would be the next step since:

“Intravenous mistletoe demonstrated manageable toxicities with disease control and improved quality of life in this group of patients, who had already received multiple cancer therapies.”

Mistletoe is a semi-parasitic plant that grows on the branches of trees all over the world, most commonly oak, pine, elm and apple.

For centuries it’s been used in traditional medicine to treat menopausal symptoms, seizures and headaches. Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder noted that it could be used against poisons, epilepsy and ulcers.

It was the Celtic Druids of the first century that likely began using mistletoe in the hope of restoring fertility since they noted it could blossom during the winter months. The association with fertility and vitality continued and in the 18th century, it was incorporated into Christmas celebrations or kissing under the mistletoe.

European mistletoe (Viscum album) is also commonly used as an adjunctive treatment for cancer outside the U.S. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

reports that in Europe, extracts are given by injection and may also be taken by mouth as a dietary supplement.

A 2014 paper

published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine noted that by 2017 mistletoe would have historically been used for 100 years in the treatment of cancer. It was first recorded by Dutch physician Ita Wegman, who used it to treat breast cancer.

In recent years, the number and quality of studies have grown reporting improved patient outcomes when administered with chemotherapy to help reduce adverse effects.

Based solely on the numbers, it’s likely most people either have a personal experience with or know someone who has had cancer. Emerging data show the development of cancer is not a genetic problem but, rather, a metabolic disease primarily rooted in mitochondrial dysfunction.

One of the major concerns with chemotherapy used to treat cancer is the indiscriminate toxicity that poisons your body systematically in an attempt to kill cancer cells. There are also signs the treatment options cause more harm than good. For example, the hormone therapy drug tamoxifen

used to treat breast cancer may reduce the risk of breast cancer but elevates the incidence and mortality risk of uterine cancer.

According to the National Cancer Institute,

mistletoe extracts are among the most widely studied alternative and complementary medical therapies for cancer. And in Europe, they are among the most prescribed drugs for cancer. Currently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved mistletoe extracts to treat any condition.

A search on ClinicalTrials.gov

for Helixor M, one formulation of mistletoe extract, returns results for nine studies investigating mistletoe extract for several types of cancer including unspecified solid tumors, bladder cancer, osteogenic sarcoma, pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer.

Suzanne Somers, an American actress best known for the role she played in the sitcom “Three’s Company,” is also an author, singer, businesswoman and health spokesperson who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001. She used mistletoe extract in the treatment of her breast cancer, which she spoke about in an interview with Yahoo! Life in 2018.

Following a lumpectomy and radiation she opted for alternative medicine. After personal research, she chose treatment with injections of Iscador, a mistletoe extract, as well as placing a higher priority on sleep and other lifestyle choices.

According to the National Cancer Institute,

mistletoe is a potential anticancer agent since studies have demonstrated it can kill cancer cells in lab studies, and down-regulate cell migration and invasion. Studies have also demonstrated that it supports natural killer cell-mediated tumor cell lysis and stimulates the immune system.

On a basic level, cells become cancerous when they lose the ability to die like normal cells or programmed cell death also called apoptosis. However, phytonutrients,

such as those found in mistletoe extract, have the capacity to support your immune system and restore apoptosis to cancer cells so they don’t grow unchecked.

The results of a 2009 literature review of 41 studies evaluating the clinical effect of Iscador on the survival of cancer patients suggested cancer patients who used Iscador as an adjuvant treatment demonstrated better survival rates.

The National Cancer Institute

also records several human and clinical studies using a preparation of mistletoe extracts, such as Iscador or Helixor M.

Systematic reviews have found improvements in quality of life and symptom relief. Data from one review

of 26 randomized controlled trials (RCT) and 10 non-RCTs revealed mistletoe extract improved quality of life and reduced side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Mistletoe has also been studied in terminally ill patients with pancreatic cancer, one of the most aggressive types of malignancies.

In a 2013 study

of 220 patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, the patients were evenly randomized to receive Viscum album extract and supportive care or a control group who received no antineoplastic therapy and supportive care.

The data demonstrated the overall survival for those receiving Viscum album was 4.8 months and 2.7 months for patients in the control group. The researchers concluded that the intervention was “nontoxic and an effective second-line therapy that offers a prolongation of OS (overall survival) as well as less disease-related symptoms for patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer.”

Dr. Nasha Winters is an integrative oncologist and coauthor of “Mistletoe and the Emerging Future of Integrative Oncology.” Winters is herself a cancer survivor and shared her thoughts about the comprehensive strategies needed to address cancer in an interview with me.

According to Winters, mistletoe is likely to be useful as an adjunct therapy for all cancers, and she, along with several other doctors, has been training health care providers on how to use mistletoe. The good news is the number of doctors trained in this therapy is growing, and the treatment itself is only between $200 and $300 a month, so it’s highly affordable while also being highly effective.

I think integrating this into any cancer therapy you’re considering is a crucial step toward taking control of your health. However, it’s important to note that oral supplementation for cancer treatment is ineffective, as the lectins responsible for the anticancer effects are broken down in your GI tract and therefore can’t enter your bloodstream.

The Physicians’ Association for Anthroposophic Medicine (PAAM) sponsors Winters’ mistletoe training.

While many are held in person, there’s also a course available online for licensed physicians. Here’s a list of resources where you can find more information:

  • AnthrosophicMedicine.org offers articles, research, books, webinars and more. To locate a clinician trained in the proper administration of mistletoe, see PAAM’s health provider directory.

  • Clinicians interested in training can visit the education section of PAAM’s website. The next annual training conference will be held in Loveland, Colorado, April 29 through May 6, 2023.

  • Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health (MTIH) is the not-for-profit association co-founded by Winters that is building a research hospital in Arizona. MTIH also offers a master course for practitioners, and grants to help patients access these therapies. Certified practitioners can be found on terrain.network.

    These practitioners include medical doctors and oncologists who have been taught Winters’ methodology of testing, assessing and treating cancer (which includes but is not limited to mistletoe therapy). MTIH-certified practitioners are also listed on DrNasha.com.

  • Mistletoe-therapy.org is a European website that offers helpful information for patients and scientific papers directed at clinicians.

  • You’ll find a page of resources, including links to training, research, organizations and lab companies on the book’s website: www.themistletoebook.com. Proceeds from this book go to fund clinical research and contribute to physician training.

  • Last, but certainly not least, you’ll want to pick up a copy of “Mistletoe and the Emerging Future of Integrative Oncology.” It’s an excellent resource that makes the information accessible to anyone interested in learning about this approach to cancer therapy and is an introductory summary of intensive professional training available through PAAM.

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