Profile in Valor: Emergency Physician, Former State Senator, Dr. David Hartsuch

By Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH

I was sitting in the front of a large ballroom at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons when a booming voice from the back of the room said the medical boards could be sued pro se (by an individual) for violation of our our civil liberties.

It was emergency physician and former State Senator Dr. David Hartsuch (R-IA). So I took the liberty of inviting him on my show to learn more about what he was saying. As you will learn from this interview, Dr. Hartsuch is a man of action. His treatment of acute COVID-19 was bold and innovative with advances in salt-water balance and attention to the most severe cases so they did not end up in the hospital.

In response to crushing prohibition of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, Dr. Hartsuch did not sit back and take it, he went out and proactively went after the Iowa Medical Board for not following due process with board approval for these new and illegal proclamations against drugs doctors had found useful and incorporated into the evolving standard of care for high-risk COVID-19.

On offense, not defense, Hartsuch is suing the Iowa State Medical Board for their actions that injured patients and doctors for what he calls “prior restraint.” Prior restraint is judicial suppression of material that would be published or broadcast, on the grounds that it is libelous or harmful. In US law, the First Amendment severely limits the ability of the government and their state actors (i.e. medical and pharmacy boards) to do this.

Please be sure to listen to this wide-ranging and very useful interview with one of America’s true medical heroes, Dr. David Hartsuch.

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Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH

President, McCullough Foundation

David Hartsuch MD MS, 3rd

Israel Proposes Deal for Bankrupt Egypt

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is likely kompromated, a crypto Jew or both.

👀 Israel has proposed that a significant portion of Egypt’s foreign debt with the World Bank be forgiven if Egypt allows the entry (or expulsion) of Palestinian residents from the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing.

— RealgrumpyTech (@Realgrumpytech) November 2, 2023

Credit rating agency Moody’s has downgraded Egypt’s sovereign dollar bonds from “B3” to “Caa1” as the country continues to be plagued by a severe economic crisis. #cherribi @cherribi

— Harris (@Haarrrisw) November 1, 2023

Here is the Business Insider article from this summer supporting my Braverman Prophecy hypothesis for the Ben Gurion Canal.

— George Webb – Investigative Journalist (@RealGeorgeWebb1) November 2, 2023

Battle of Gaza Continued

Winter Watch will continue to focus on the widening Middle East war. Stayed tuned to this page for developments. I will be doing a podcast with Robert Phoenix at 2:00 PM EST to add extra color on developments. I will post after that show.

At 9:00 AM EST Hezbollah is very likely to officially enter the war against Israel. They even lead with a teaser video.


🚨This is the FIRST TIME Hezbollah release teasers for a speech, making this VERY CONCERNING


– Clashes escalating
– Teasers
– Various hints…

— Mario Nawfal (@MarioNawfal) November 2, 2023

UPDATE – The Israeli Defense Forces have deployed additional military units in the north in anticipation of the Lebanese Hezbollah leader declaring war on Israel.

— Ryan sikorski (@Ryansikorski10) November 2, 2023

People in Lebanon might want to rethink the venue for the announcement. Israel is notorious for preemptive, surprise attacks. I reference the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. Don’t think I would want to be sitting here.

🚨🇱🇧🇵🇸 Lebanon preparing for Hezbollah leader Nasrallah’s HUGE speech tomorrow.

Expecting a big announcement.

— Jackson Hinkle 🇺🇸 (@jacksonhinklle) November 2, 2023

Israel is notorious for surprise preemptive attacks, see 1967 War start 26:20 to 29:42.

US ZOG operative Anthony Blinken is suddenly scrambling to reign this war expansion in even adding what he calls “day after two state solution” to his bag of tricks. Unfortunately for the US and Israel, sentiment on social media is overwhelmingly anti-Israel and as importantly anti-ZOG at a crucial moment.

Anti-Israel content is dominating on TikTok among 18-24 year-olds: 447MM views vs 16.5MM views in the last 30 days

The top anti-Israel hashtag on TikTok is #freepalestine, and the top pro-Israel hashtag is #standwithisrael.

Raw data comes from TikTok and is available here for…

— Anthony Goldbloom (@antgoldbloom) November 2, 2023

It is obvious that the intel is pointing to the expanded war, even to include Iran, Iraq and Syria. Turkey will be the big wild card. There has been a large buildup of Iranian backed militia in Syria and Lebanon. Asymmetric warfare and sleeper cells within the US resulting from lax borders is a real and unknown possibility.


Syrian Sources are reporting that Thousands of Iranian-Backed Militia Members have arrived in Southern Lebanon over the last week and that Tens of Thousands are still Staging inside of Syria near the Border with Lebanon and the Golan Heights.

The great war is slowly…

— Megatron (@Megatron_ron) November 2, 2023

–retrograde Dien Bien Phu



Iraqi Armed Forces Preparing for Conflict with Israel

The General Command of the Iraqi Armed Forces issued a confidential…

— Mario Nawfal (@MarioNawfal) November 2, 2023

Good News in History, November 3 – Good News Network


77 years ago today, “Der Bomber” Gerhard Müller was born. Simply one of the greatest goal scorers to ever play, the rather un-imposing 5-ft 9-in German from Nördlingen would go on to become the striker to which all German strikers are compared.

At the club level, he played almost all his professional years at Bayern München, scoring 398 goals in 453 appearances, within which there remain the records for both career goals in the German top-division, and most career goals for Bayern in almost every scoring category. READ more about Der Bomber… (1945)

(right) Gerhard Müller with the World Cup in 1974 – CC 0.0 Dutch National Archives.

Author David Winner wrote about Müller as being “short, squat, awkward-looking and not notably fast; he never fitted the conventional idea of a great footballer, but he had lethal acceleration over short distances, a remarkable aerial game, and uncanny goalscoring instincts.”

For some players, the weight of the national team shirt is too much to bear, but it fit Müller like a racing stripe down the hood of a Ford Mustang, and with West Germany he scored 68 goals in 62 appearances, which means as of now he is tied-24th on the list of all time international goalscorers, despite playing fewer matches than every other player in the top 75 since the first FIFA World Cup in 1932, and one of only two players with a scoring average at national level of better than a goal-per-game.

After a successful season at Bayern Munich, he scored ten goals at the 1970 FIFA World Cup for West Germany where he received the Golden Boot as top goalscorer. In 1972, he won the UEFA European Championship with the country and was the top goalscorer, scoring two goals in the final. Two years later, he scored four goals in the 1974 World Cup, including the winning goal in the final.

More Good News on this Date:

  • The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English language daily newspaper, was founded as The Bombay Times (1838)
  • A new Dutch constitution drafted by Johan Thorbecke to limit the power of the monarchy, strengthening parliament and ministers, was proclaimed – and is still in use today (1848)
  • Jeremy Brett, the actor who for many will always be the best Sherlock Holmes, was born (1933)
  • Independence gained for Panama (1903, from Colombia); for Poland (1918, from Russia); Dominica (1978, from Britain); and the Federated States of Micronesia (1986, from USA)
  • The Illinois lawyer Carol Moseley-Braun became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate—after becoming the first woman to defeat an incumbent U.S. Senator in an election, and the first female Senator from Illinois (1992)
  • The rapper P Diddy (Sean Combs) ran in the New York City Marathon and raised $2,000,000 for the city’s educational system, finishing the race in four hours and eighteen minutes (2003)
  • Republican Susana Martinez of New Mexico became the first Hispanic female governor elected in the United States—and during her first term earned one of the highest approval ratings of any governor in the U.S. (2010)
  • Motivational marathoner ‘Backwards Bill Reilly completed his 30th NYC Marathon, showing that even with cerebral palsy and lacking strong arms, he could navigate by pushing his specially built wheelchair backwards with one leg (2013)

66 years ago today, The Wizard of Oz was televised for the first time, and was so successful—with 53% of US television viewers tuning in—that it was destined to become an annual event in American homes.

Wizard of Oz

MGM sold CBS the rights to televise the film for $225,000 per broadcast. Starring Judy Garland as ‘Dorothy’ and Ray Bolger as ‘the Scarecrow’, the TV premier of the film, which aired nearly 20 years after the film’s release, was hosted by Bert Lahr, who played ‘the Cowardly Lion’, and Garland’s 10-year-old daughter, Liza Minnelli.

CBS ran it again three years later during the holidays and gained an even larger television audience.

Beloved for its use of Technicolor, fantasy storytelling, musical score, and memorable characters, The Wizard of Oz was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 1939, and won two—for Best Original Song (Over the Rainbow) and Best Original Score by Herbert Stothart. (1956)

62 years ago today, the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an Act of Congress after a year-long legal battle that pitted local residents against New York and New Jersey officials wishing to turn the watershed, which gives rise to the Passaic River, into an airport.

In that year, local conservationists and the North American Wildlife Foundation quickly purchased enough land in the core of the swamp to assemble and donate to the federal government, that it qualified the property for perpetual protection as a National Wildlife Refuge.

The famous Arizona Cong. Stewart Udall—responsible for laws such as the Clear Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Act—immediately championed the efforts of these residents. He described them as having mounted the greatest effort ever made by residents in America to protect a natural habitat—and later, in 1964 as the Secretary of the Interior, he oversaw its dedication as a refuge.

The initial donation that assured its protection was 2,600 acres (11 km2), but by 2010, the extent of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge had grown to nearly 7,800 acres (32 km2) with 12 square miles of varied habitats. (1960)

And, 31 years ago today, a free concert was held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to honor the work of concert promoter Bill Graham, who had been killed in a helicopter crash the prior week.

Photo by Mark Sarfati, CC

300,000 people gathered to see many of the entertainment acts that Graham had supported over the years, including Santana, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Grateful Dead, Robin Williams, Journey, and Joan Baez, who performed and told stories about the famed local celebrity. (1991)

58 years ago today, the residents of Washington D.C. were able to vote in a presidential election for the first time.

Washington DC, 2007 –  by IntangibleArts, CC license

Amazingly, people who lived in the nation’s capital had no voting rights in any presidential contest before then. Thanks to the Twenty-third Amendment to the US Constitution adopted three years earlier, the District was granted a number of votes in the Electoral College according to their population, as though it were a tiny state. (1964)

103 years ago today, the Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Bob Feller was born on an Iowa farm. The young prodigy who joined the Cleveland Indians at age 17 struck out 15 batters in his debut start, and became the first pitcher to win 24 games in a season before he was 21. Things only got more impressive—even though he took time to serve his country.

He threw three no-hitters in his 18-year career and tallied the most American League wins seven different years. He could have upped that total, but for the fact that he enlisted in the US military one day after the Pearl Harbor attack and served on battleships and gunners for four years.

Upon his return in 1946, the farm boy recorded 348 strikeouts, a total not exceeded for nearly two decades. ‘Bullet Bob’ was named by Sporting News as the “greatest pitcher of his time,” and Red Sox great Ted Williams called Bob Feller “the fastest and best pitcher I ever saw during my career.” WATCH a video below… (1918)

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Scientists Engineered a Bacteria to Eat Plastic Bottles and Transforming Them into Useful Liquids

These white beads contain engineered E. coli bacteria that can produce valuable chemicals from munching on plastic – University of Edinburgh via SWNS

Plastic-chomping bacteria could transform plastic bottles into make-up, drugs, and perfumes, according to a new study.

University of Edinburgh scientists engineered a simple E. coli bacteria to eat our litter and regurgitate it into something else. Writing in ACS Central Science, the researchers announced it was the first “one-pot” solution for making plastic waste useful, or valorizing it, using microbes.

Mountains of disposable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles are thrown out every day. The world produces millions of tons of PET a year, over 80% of which is for single-use products.

The E. coli can upcycle discarded PET into adipic acid, widely relied on in cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and fragrance industries.

Adipic acid is generally created by an energy-intensive process that’s reliant on fossil fuels, and the team hopes their study will encourage industries to use fossil alternatives.

“This approach enables the upcycling of waste carbon from existing industrial processes to create circular economies, avoiding the environmental consequences of landfill and/or incineration processes,” write the authors.

“Although chemical and biological approaches to the depolymerization and recycling of PET waste are being investigated, bio-upcycling technologies to convert plastic waste into higher value small molecules are less established.”

“Herein we report the first one-pot bioproduction of adipic acid from terephthalic acid and terephthalate waste in engineered Escherichia coli.”

MORE INGENIOUS RECYCLING METHODS: Scientists Are Recycling Wastewater to Reclaim Valuable Phosphorous to Put Back in Soil

Looking to bacteria and other microbes for solutions to biodegrading petro-based plastic polymers is nothing new, and GNN has reported on it here in the Arctic, here in a cemetery, here from the University of Texas, and here from Montana State University.

Previously the authors write, other engineers created an E. coli strain that could transform the main component in PET, terephthalic acid, into vanilla flavoring, otherwise known as vanillin.

Building on that research, the University of Edinburgh’s team practiced getting microbes to metabolize terephthalic acid into small molecules including short acids.

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They first turned terephthalic acid into muconic acid using one type of E. coli, and then transformed that into adipic acid using another E. coli. They managed to turn up to 79% of the terephthalic acid into adipic acid.

Next, the team hopes to find a way to create higher-value products through similar processes.

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Selfless Quad Amputee Hopes to Summit Peak to Raise Money for Other Disabled Kids

Luke Mortimer – SWNS

A ten-year-old quadruple amputee is going to attempt to summit a 656-foot mountain to raise money for other children with disabilities.

The climber, Luke Mortimer, is “determined” to summit Embsay Crag, in North Yorkshire. The kind-hearted youngster has dubbed the peak his ‘Everest,’ and is undertaking the challenge as an attempt to “return the favor” to charities which have helped him.

Mortimer was just seven years old when he contracted the severe bacterial infections meningococcal meningitis and septicemia. Although he survived the deadly illness, he lost all his limbs and needed 23 painful surgeries over a ten-week period to replace missing skin and address his wounds.

Ever since his family moved near the Embsay area in 2019, the plucky lad has had ambitions to summit the nearby crag, which he can see from the garden of his rural home.

This Saturday, (Nov 4) he’ll attempt the grueling trek in aid of amputee charity LimbPower and the BBC’s Children in Need (donate here), after appearing on its show last year.

“When we moved here, we were going down the road to Embsay, and I just saw the crag, and I said, ‘Mum, dad, one day can we climb it?’” said Mortimer. “It’s been a few years now, but I feel very determined about getting to the top and back down. I think the worst thing that can happen is probably rain.”

Luke’s dad, Adam Mortimer admitted the steep two-mile journey to the top of the summit and back would be a “tough challenge” for his intrepid son.

But he said Luke was intent on reaching the peak himself and would be wearing a set of shortened knee-length prosthetics called ‘stubbies’ for the climb.

“It will take as long as it takes. We don’t have a set time because I don’t want to put him under any pressure,” said Mr. Mortimer. “It’s just going to be at Luke’s pace, up and back down.”

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Charities and fundraisers set up in the wake of the amputations managed over £15,000 ($18,000) worth of donations from an army of well-wishers, allowing him to get a suite of prosthetics that he used in rehabilitation. They also paid for his first robotic arm so he could do more for himself.

Volunteer organization Band of Builders later helped his dad Adam fit the bungalow where Luke lives with a remarkable range of adaptions, which were unveiled on September 3 this year.

A charity called Band of Builders made a small house for Luke, with everything built to the specifications of his abilities – SWNS

Luke’s challenge will begin from a parking lot at the Embsay Reservoir at 10 a.m. on Saturday, where cakes and refreshments will be sold for charity prior to the ascent.

“There’s a few people that have said they’ll come along—it’s kind of an open invitation,” said Adam. “We’ve done it at his school, we’ve put it online.”

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Simon Antrobus, Chief Executive at BBC Children in Need, wished Luke the best of luck for his fundraising initiative.

“We would like to extend our enormous thanks to Luke for taking on such an inspiring challenge and for choosing BBC Children in Need as one of the charities to benefit from his fundraising,” he said. “We wish him lots of luck for next weekend and cannot wait to see how he gets on.”

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