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The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 09.29.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 58:05


Dane Wigington is a geoengineering scientist with a background in solar energy who is highly regarded as one of the foremost experts and commentators on stratospheric aerosol geoengineering and solar radiation management.   Dane is a former employee at Bechtel Power Corporation and worked on the first commercial solar plants in the United States.  As a climate researcher, he has been studying anthropocentric climate change, geoengineering technology and operations for 15 years.  He has appeared  in many documentary films and public appearances educating the public about the adverse effects of weather modification. Earlier this year, Dane released his groundbreaking documentary "The Dimming" -- which  exposes global weather intervention and engineering operations and their observable consequences. Dane hosts the weekly radio broadcast Global Alert News every Wednesday at 2 pm Eastern Time on the Progressive Radio Network and directs the website GeoEngineeringWatch. org for the latest updates and commentaries on geoengineering science and its adverse effects.  

Leid Stories
Leid Stories - 09.17.21

Leid Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 54:36


Keep it right here on PRN, the Progressive Radio Network.   We keep you in the know.

Leid Stories
Leid Stories - 08.06.21

Leid Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 54:18


Keep it right here on PRN, the Progressive Radio Network.  

Progressive Commentary Hour
The Progressive Commentary Hour - 05.12.21

Progressive Commentary Hour

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 54:02


Dr. Peter Reznik is a therapeutic practitioner of Mind-Body Integrative Therapy in private practice and a recognized specialist in the fields of behavior modification, mental imagery, dream work, clinical hypnosis and holistic counseling. Currently he is the co-founding clinical director of GPS for Health in New York City that offers education and counseling in mind-body therapies.  He is a former faculty member of the American Institute of Mental Imagery and spent 15 years at the Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine, a former director of the Petrie Institute Hypnosis, and a consultant for the American Health Foundation. Over the course of four decades he has taught and led wellness seminars across the US, in Europe, Russia and Israel. Dr. Reznik holds a masters degree in linguistics and social work and a doctorate in health and human services. He is the author of the forthcoming book "Six Pillars of Well-Being" and is the host of "Dr Peter Reznik's Toolbox" that airs every Tuesday at 2:00 pm on the Progressive Radio Network.  His website is GPSForHealth.com

Progressive Commentary Hour
The Progressive Commentary Hour - Part 2: Bright Green Environmental Lies - How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way

Progressive Commentary Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 52:30


Derrick Jensen has become one of the nation’s leading voices of cultural and environmental dissent, who writes about civilization's devastating impact upon the environment and the natural world, and our society’s denial of that fact. Utne Reader listed Derrick among the 50 visionaries changing the world. In sharp contrast to environmental optimists who believe working within the corporate system will offset the tenuous planetary balance threatened by climate change, for many years Derrick has advocated for “dismantling of civilization” which can include radical dissent as well as imparting wisdom to our children.  Derrick has written many influential books. His recently released “Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It” is perhaps the most important publication to date the exposes the shortcomings, fallacies, and self deceit among the leading green voices and organizations who dominate the public lectern preaching about climate change and placing faith in technological solutions and new habits of green consumerism. A new documentary film with the same title and based upon Derrick's and his co-authors' book will premier on Earth Day - April 22. Derrick also hosts a weekly radio program, Resistance Radio, on the Progressive Radio Network every Sunday evening at 6:00 pm Eastern time.   He holds a degree in mineral engineering physics from the Colorado School of Mines and a masters in creative writing from Eastern Washington University. Derrick's websites are DerrickJensen.org and BrightGreenLies.com

Progressive Commentary Hour
The Progressive Commentary Hour - Guest Derrick Jensen

Progressive Commentary Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 56:07


Bright Green Environmental Lies - How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way Derrick Jensen has become one of the nation’s leading voices of cultural and environmental dissent, who writes about civilization's devastating impact upon the environment and the natural world, and our society’s denial of that fact. Utne Reader listed Derrick among the 50 visionaries changing the world. In sharp contrast to environmental optimists who believe working within the corporate system will offset the tenuous planetary balance threatened by climate change, for many years Derrick has advocated for “dismantling of civilization” which can include radical dissent as well as imparting wisdom to our children.  Derrick has written many influential books. His recently released “Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It” is perhaps the most important publication to date the exposes the shortcomings, fallacies, and self deceit among the leading green voices and organizations who dominate the public lectern preaching about climate change and placing faith in technological solutions and new habits of green consumerism. A new documentary film with the same title and based upon Derrick's and his co-authors' book will premier on Earth Day - April 22. Derrick also hosts a weekly radio program, Resistance Radio, on the Progressive Radio Network every Sunday evening at 6:00 pm Eastern time.   He holds a degree in mineral engineering physics from the Colorado School of Mines and a masters in creative writing from Eastern Washington University. Derrick's websites are DerrickJensen.org and BrightGreenLies.com

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 03.18.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 59:39


Merck's History of Crimes and Misdemeanors   Richard Gale and Gary Null Progressive Radio Network, March 18, 2021     As the Covid-19 pandemic wears on past a full year, several of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies have dominated the world headlines, notably Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca, along with the smaller start-ups such Moderna and Novavax. Each is now vying to usurp the coveted Covid-19 vaccine market. Prior to the pandemic, the vaccine market worldwide was only a small slice of the overall $1 trillion pharmaceutical market at about $24 billion annually. Now sales of the new generation of vaccines to fight the pandemic are poised to exceed global vaccine sales exponentially. Ronny Gal at the market analysis firm Bernstein estimates that Covid vaccine sales will reach $40 billion this year. We believe this is a very conservative estimate as newer vaccines come on line and with companies making efforts to outdo each other on its efficacy and safety profile. Moderna and Pfizer together are expected to earn $32 billion this year and we are not taking into account Russia’s Sputnik-V vaccine and now five approved in China. The frenetic race is underway to vaccinate billions of human beings naively standing in line after drinking from the government health agencies’ and the mainstream media’s cattle trowels of vaccine hype and propaganda. What is certain is that a new era of drug discovery has begun and all will be driven by the surge in vaccines’ new celebrity status. The very definition of a vaccine is now being redefined and it is clearly predictable that we will be witnessing prophylactic and therapeutic drugs being reevaluated as vaccines to leap-frog regulatory hurdles and to escape legal actions for product injury and death.    It may be surprising that the world’s second largest vaccine maker Merck is missing from the Covid vaccine cash cow. Along with the other two of the top three global vaccine makers, Glaxo and Sanofi, Merck exited the Covid vaccine arena after its candidates flopped in generating sufficient neutralizing antibodies in Phase 1 trials. Instead the company has shuffled its resources to develop two new novel drugs that will target serious risks of the body’s over-reactive immune response to SARS-CoV2 infection. Although we will not likely see a Merck Covid vaccine any time in the coming years, it has nevertheless lucratively reaped rewards after selling its Moderna stock late last year when the price went out the roof. Merck has also partnered with J&J to increase production of the latter’s vaccine in order to meet demand.   Merck's legacy of lawsuits for crimes and misdemeanors goes back at least to the 1960s. In 1975, it was busted by the SEC for illegal payments to foreign government officials from "approximately" 36 nations. The scam was orchestrated through personal bank accounts with the sole purpose of advancing drug approvals through foreign nations' regulatory medical agencies.     One of the largest scandals in modern medical history was the company's anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx that resulted in fines above $4.8 billion for causing over a minimum 60,000 deathsfrom sudden heart attacks and over 120,000 serious medical injuries. At its height, Vioxx was earning over $2 billion in revenues annually and it is estimated that 25 million patients were prescribed the medication. The securities class action suit against Merck alone reached $1 billion, placing it in the top 15 securities lawsuits in US corporate history. The main criminal charge was Merck's intentional withholding of scientific data about the drug's adverse cardiovascular side effects.    Years after the settlement, Ron Unz, the publisher of The American Conservative, undertook his own investigation to validate Vioxx's death toll. Analyzing the drug's adverse effects over a longer time period, Unz estimated Merck may have been responsible for nearly half a million premature deaths in elderly patients, the drug's primary target group. That is roughly the same number of total civilian, military and terrorist deaths from the US's military escapades in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan combined.    Merck's settlement of 47,000 pending lawsuits for personal injuries and 265 class action cases was a small pittance for the harm Vioxx left in its wake. Merck executives were never properly punished for willingly concealing the drug's dangers in order to assure FDA approval.    In Australia, Merck's efforts to increase Vioxx profits employed other forms of malfeasance. The Australian government launched a class action suit against the drug maker on charges that employees allegedly schemed a fake scientific paper that was ghostwritten for a medical journal in order to put Vioxx into a positive light. Testimonies during the trial stated data was completely based upon "wishful thinking." Merck also founded the peer-reviewed journal Australasian Journal of Bone and Joint Medicine. The journal was a fraud; it was not properly peer-reviewed and its primary purpose was to promote Vioxx on the Australian continent.    Moreover, the class action lawsuit contained Merck emails accessed by Australian officials. The company's internal communications allegedly ordered select employees to draft up a hit list of physicians who were critical of Vioxx. According to the documents, these physicians were targeted to be "neutralized" or "discredited." Some, including Dr. James Fries at Sanford University's medical school, were clinical investigators who happened to speak out about the drug's shortcomings. One email stated, "We may need to seek them out and destroy them where they live..."     But Merck's troubles with the dangers of its products, falsifying data about drugs' efficacy and safety and exaggeration of medical claims go back sixty years. In the 1960s, the FDA discovered that the drug maker's arthritis medication Indocin had not been properly tested for efficacy and its adverse effects were being completely ignored.  In the 1970s, Merck's drug dietheylstilbestrol (DES) prescribed for the prevention of miscarriages caused a flurry of vaginal cancer cases and other gynecological disorders. Merck had all along known that DES was carcinogenic based upon its own animal clinical trials. In 2007, its cholesterol drug Zetiawas shown to increase liver disease. Again Merck had known about Zetia's liver risks but withheld the clinical trial's damning results.    It would also appear that Merck has managed to hijack US courts. This includes an early 2019 ruling by Trump's corporate-friendly US Supreme Court to side with the drug maker and squash hundreds of lawsuits for failing to issue warnings that its osteoporosis drug Fosamax's may contribute to debilitating bone fractures. A federal court in California found that Merck committed perjury for lying in a patent infringement case against Gilead Sciences over the latter's blockbuster Hepatitis C drug Sovaldi. The judge ruled that Merck carried out a "systematic and outrageous deception in conjunction with unethical business practices and litigation misconduct."  It turned out that Merck's patent claims were a sham and orchestrated by its legal division.   Besides pushing through the FDA dangerous medications onto the market, the company has also found itself in the courtroom on many occasions for allegedly price-fixing, routinely defrauding and overbilling states' Medicare and Medicaid programs, and violating the Anti-Kickback Statute. In 2006, the IRS went after Merck for owing almost $2 billion in back taxes. According to the Wall Street Journal, Merck partnered with a British bank to create an offshore subsidiary in tax-friendly Bermuda to divert taxable revenue on its bestselling cholesterol drugs Zocor and Mevacor through a patent scheme. The company ran the operation for ten years before the FDA uncovered the racket.    Merck is America's leading vaccine manufacturer. Despite public perception and the ruse that vaccines are somehow safer and more effective than pharmaceutical drugs in general, it is the same industry and corporate culture that manufactures both. Currently Merck markets vaccines for Haemophilus B, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B (individually and in combination), human papilomavirus (Gardasil), Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), pneumococcal, rotavirus, varicella (chickenpox) and Zoster virus (for shingles). In 2010, Merck obtained exclusive rights to MassBiologics’ vaccine portfolio. The consequence is that Merck's Adult Vaccine Portfolio expanded to include 9 of the 10 vaccines on the CDC's adult immunization schedule. The company now holds almost a full monopoly on the government's recommended vaccines   On its website, the FDA assures the public that "Vaccines, as with all products regulated by the FDA, undergo a rigorous review of laboratory and clinical data to ensure the safety, efficacy, purity and potency of these products."  However, not a single one of Merck's vaccines has ever been tested in a scientifically viable double-blinded placebo controlled trial. In each case, the placebo in the control group was not inert, such as the use of sterile saline. Rather Merck only tested its vaccines with the viral component against a faux placebo containing the same ingredients, including aluminum, but minus the virus. Known as a "carrier solution," the standard scientific protocol does not designate it as a proper placebo for measuring the efficacy and disease risks of a drug. And in the case of Gardasil, the trial was statistical trickery to mask Gardasil's adverse effects. One placebo group received the company’s proprietary adjuvant amorphous aluminum hydroxyphospate sulfate (AAHS), a known neurotoxin. The adjuvant has yet to be properly tested for safety. One of the more serious risks of aluminum adjuvants is the triggering of an extreme autoimmune response, what Israeli immunologist Yehuda Schoenfeld has called “autoimmue/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants.”   In the Cochrane Database Collaboration’s 2016 analysis of Merck's Gardasil, the investigators were so alarmed they filed a complaint against the European Medical Agency for failing to adequately assess the vaccine's neurological harms. More recently, a meta-analysis published in Systemic Reviews journal concluded “HPV vaccines increased serious nervous system disorders and general harms.”   Robert Kennedy Jr is currently taking steps to sue Merck over the Gardasil deception. Kennedy's in-depth investigations through his Children's Health Defense organization has uncovered evidence that the vaccine increases birth defects in children conceived of HPV-vaccinated moms; miscarriages have increased 2000 percent above normal, and girls are experiencing serious reproductive complications, including infertility, at approximately ten-fold above the normal rate. During an interview on the Progressive Radio Network, Kennedy noted that there was 10 times greater risk of dying from cervical cancer among Gardasil trial participants compared to the general public. There is a 10-fold increase for ovarian failure, and 1 in 37 girls who receive the vaccine will experience an autoimmune disease after 6 months of receiving the series of injections. When we consider that 1 in 37,000 women have a chance of dying from cervical cancer, it puts HPV vaccines into a completely different light. Sadly, across the nation, politicians from both sides of the aisle in state legislatures, notably Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York, are seemingly doing Merck's bidding to mandate Gardasil for all girls and boys upon entering school.    Based upon Kennedy's research and documents received from Freedom of Information Act filings, during Merck's own Gardasil clinical trials, 2.3 percent of girls and women between the ages of 9 through 26 developed a serious autoimmune disease and crippling neurological disorders within seven months of vaccination. The most frequent adverse effects were arthritis and anthropathy, autoimmune thyroiditis, celiac disease, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, Raynaud's Phenomenon, rheumatoid arthritis and uveitis. In other words, it was the aluminum adjuvant responsible for this enormous suffering. He stated that according to Merck's own statistics, girls are one hundred times more likely to experience a serious adverse effect from the vaccine than to be protected from cervical cancer.    In a 2012 article published in the Journal of Law and Medical Ethics, researchers at the University of British Columbia wrote that ever since Gardasil was approved in 2006, Merck has engaged in an "overly aggressive marketing strategies and lobbying campaigns aimed at promoting Gardasil as a mandatory vaccine."  One strategy Merck has employed is to take advantage of FDA loopholes to fast track its drugs. In the case of its expanded Gardasil-9 for adults between the ages of 27 to 45, the company applied for fast tracking two days after the Journal of Toxicological and Environmental Health published a study that the HPV vaccine was lowering the probability of pregnancy for women in their 20s.   Unfortunately, the media has indiscriminately colluded with Merck. Drug companies, according to Kennedy, pay $4.5 billion to the major media networks and publications to promote their drugs. And none of the media outlets are willing to sacrifice their profits for advertising drugs on moral and ethical grounds.    Another scandal erupted within Merck's vaccine business in 2010 after two whistleblowers gave testimony that the mumps' component in its Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine was based on fraudulent data about it's efficacy, and the company knowingly proceeded in order to corner the mumps vaccine market. Merck had been defrauding the US government, which purchases the MMR, for over a decade. The government and two Merck whistleblowers, virologists Stephen Krahling and Joan Wlochowski, filed a lawsuit against Merck for being in violation of the False Claims Act. According to the charges, Merck had "falsified its mumps vaccine test results to hit an efficacy rate of 95 percent. The company achieved this by adding "animal antibodies to a blood sample to give the impression of increased antibodies." This would certainly explain why mumps outbreaks in summer camps and on college campuses are found to occur among those vaccinated.    Merck has gained enormous political and social influence over the national perception about vaccines.  One example is Merck's behind the scenes aggression against the flim Vaxxed.  When the documentary film was officially selected to screen during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan, we discovered in an earlier report that Merck left its fingerprints on the film's removal and censorship. The Alfred Sloan Foundation is the festival's largest sponsor; pro-vaccine advocate Bill Gates is also a notable contributor. One of the leading persons on the Foundation's board of trustees was Dr. Peter Kim.  Kim happens to be the former president of Merck's Research Laboratories who was directly responsible for the launch of Gardasil and Merck's other vaccines for the Zoster virus and rotavirus. The film presents a harsh indictment against Dr Julie Gerberding, the former head of the CDC who allegedly coordinated the cover up of data that confirmed thimerosal's role in the onset of autism. After managing the agency's operations to mine sweep the data and generate new studies with public funds to suggest thimerosal's safety, Gerberding accepted her reward from the pharmaceutical industry by becoming the head of Merck's vaccine division. In addition, according to the whistleblowing of a senior CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, Gerberding was allegedly responsible for destroying the CDC's research that showed African American boys were at a substantially higher risk of becoming autistic from Merck's MMR vaccine. Fortunately, Dr. Thompson, who was present during the order to shred documents, saved copies which he subsequently turned over to Congressman Bill Posy and an independent biologist Prof. Brian Hooker. Since then, Congress has refused to hold hearings thereby supporting the cover-up.    All told, these examples of Merck's culture of greed, deception, political maneuvering and aggression has collectively injured countless people. Its prime directive is selling drugs; its history of crimes and misdemeanors should indicate the company holds little integrity in its commitment to prevent and treat disease. The full extent of the casualties from Merck's drugs and vaccines may never be properly calculated. For firms such as Merck, Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson, injuries and deaths are the necessary collateral damage of getting poorly tested products on the market and as fast as possible.    Can we really trust such a company with such a criminal reputation to be forthright about its product’s safety records? Therefore we recommend people to support the efforts of Bobby Kennedy and the Children's Health Defense in its lawsuit against Merck's Gardasil. A victory may well weaken the entire edifice of vaccine pseudoscience and the public will realize that for decades it has been little more than a house of cards.

The Curiosity Hour Podcast
Episode 175 - Jennifer Dumpert (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by Tommy Estlund and Dan Sterenchuk)

The Curiosity Hour Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 65:24


Episode 175 - Jennifer Dumpert Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Jennifer Dumpert. Jennifer Dumpert is a San Francisco-based writer and lecturer, and the founder of the Oneironauticum, an international organization that explores the phenomenological experience of dreams as a means of experimenting with mind. She also developed the concept and practice of Liminal Dreaming--surfing the edges of consciousness using hypnagogic and hypnopompic dream states. Dumpert has lectured and led workshops at festivals, conferences, and venues such as Summit at Sea, Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, Breaking Convention in London, Entheogenesis in Melbourne, Australia, the Women's Visionary Congress, the Transformative Technology Conference, Esalen Institute, Ojai Institute, the New Living Expo, the International Association for the Study of Dreams, and Synergenesis. She has also taught online classes on Liminal Dreaming through the Evolver Network, and has appeared on radio shows and podcasts such as Expanding Mind, on the Progressive Radio Network, The Daily Beat, on BTR Today, C Realm, and the Dream Studies podcast. Website: https://urbandreamscape.com Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/liminaldreaming https://twitter.com/OneiroFer Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/ The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language. The Public Service Announcement near the beginning of the episode solely represents the views of Tommy and Dan and not our guests or our listeners.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 02.12.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 55:43


Prof. Mickey Huff is the director of Project Censored and the president of the nonprofit Media Freedom Foundation.  He is a professor of sociology at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay area, where he is co-chair  and chair of its history and journalism departments respectively.  He is also on the Advisory Committee for the History of Conflict programs at John F. Kennedy University.  He lectures across the country on issues of censorship, propaganda and media literacy, with a special focus on suppressed historical narratives, and has appeared on numerous media outlets around the world.  In 2019 he was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists and received its James Madison Freedom of Information award. He has been a co-editor, editor, and contributor to the award-winning Project Censored annual book series since 2008 and appears in the documentary Project Censored: The Movie.  The Project's most recent publication is "State of the Free Press 2021". You can also watch their new film "United States of Distraction: Fighting the Fake News Invasion" that is narrated by Abby Martin -- which is also the title of one of his most recent books along with "Lets Agree to Disagree".  Mickey is also the executive producer and host  of the broadcast Project Censored, heard every Tuesday at 5 pm Eastern time on the Progressive Radio Network.  The website is ProjectCensored.org

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - End of Year Trends Review -- A Look at 2021 w/ Gerald Celente

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 59:42


Gerald Celente is one of today’s pioneers in trend strategy and identifying the developments of change occurring in our world. He founded the Trends Research Institute in Kingston NY and is the publisher of the Trends Journal that has been in publication since 1980. Gerald has since become one of the nation’s most sought after diagnosticians and forecasters.   He is also the host of the weekly show "Trends This Week," heard every Wednesday at 11 am Eastern Time on the Progressive Radio Network. More information can be found on the Institute's website TrendsResearch.com

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 12.18.20

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 56:15


Merck’s History of Crimes and Misdemeanors Merck’s History of Crimes and Misdemeanors   Richard Gale and Gary Null Progressive Radio Network, Which private corporation has likely been responsible for the deaths of more innocent people than any terrorist organization or military regime change in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and elsewhere?  For us, the answer is evident:  Merck and Company. Iatraogenic medicine, or medical error, is now the third leading cause of death in the US after cardiovascular disease and cancer. The majority of these deaths are caused by FDA approved drugs’ adverse effects and from patients taking multiple medications without thorough clinical research to determine the safety of their synergistic effects.  Consequently our health agencies’ oversight and monitoring of drugs on the market is dismal.   One of the worst corporate deals the US government may have ever made in modern history was to acquire the American subsidiary of the German pharmaceutical firm Merck and Company during the first world war. Later in 1953, Merck acquired a competitive drug maker Sharp and Dohme, thereby establishing itself as America’s largest drug developer and manufacturer. Since then this corporate Medusa has ensnared thirteen other drug firms, including Scherring Plough, which it acquired for $41 billion. The two pharmaceutical giants had earned $47 billion in combined sales at the time the merger was finalized in 2009.   Merck’s life of criminal behavior was observed back in the 1970s. In 1975, it was busted by the SEC for illegal payments to foreign government officials from “approximately” 36 nations. The scam was orchestrated through personal bank accounts with the sole purpose of advancing drug approvals through foreign nations’ regulatory medical agencies.   One of the largest frauds in recent medical history was the company’s anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx that resulted in fines above $4.8 billion for causing over a minimum 60,000 deaths from sudden heart attacks and over 120,000 serious medical injuries. At its height, Vioxx was earning over $2 billion in revenues annually and it is estimated that 25 million patients were prescribed the medication. The securities class action suit against the company alone reached $1 billion, placing it in the top 15 securities lawsuits in US corporate history. The centerpiece of the crime was Merck’s intentional withholding of scientific data about the drug’s adverse cardiovascular side effects.   Years after the settlement, Ron Unz, the publisher of The American Conservative, undertook his own investigation to validate Vioxx’s death toll. Analyzing the drug’s adverse effects over a longer time period, Unz estimated Merck may have been responsible for nearly half a million premature deaths in elderly patients, the drug’s primary target group. That is roughly the same number of total civilian, military and terrorist deaths from the US’s military escapades in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan combined.   Merck’s settlement of 47,000 pending lawsuits for personal injuries and 265 class action cases was a small pittance for the harm Vioxx left in its wake. Merck executives were never properly punished for willingly concealing the drug’s dangers in order to assure FDA approval.   In Australia, Merck’s efforts to increase Vioxx profits employed other forms of malfeasance. The Australian government launched a class action suit against the drug maker on charges that employees schemed a fake scientific paper that was ghostwritten for a medical journal in order to put Vioxx into a positive light. Testimonies during the trial stated data was completely based upon “wishful thinking.” Merck also founded the peer-reviewed journal Australasian Journal of Bone and Joint Medicine. The journal was a fraud; it was not properly peer-reviewed and its primary purpose was to promote Vioxx on the Australian continent.   Moreover, the class action lawsuit contained Merck emails accessed by Australian officials. The company’s internal communications ordered select employees to draft up a hit list of physicians who were critical of Vioxx. According to the documents, these physicians were targeted to be “neutralized” or “discredited.” Some, including Dr. James Fries at Sanford University’s medical school, were clinical investigators who happened to speak out about the drug’s shortcomings. One email said, “We may need to seek them out and destroy them where they live…”   Efforts to target critics for harassment is not limited to Merck. Earlier, Monsanto earned a similar reputation. The Monsanto’s parent company Bayer had to release a public apology for the discovery of a Monsanto hit list of 200 French journalists and politicians who opposed glyphosate and its GMO crops. It has acted similarly in other countries including the US, according to veteran journalist Carey Gillam.  The list originated from the multinational public relations firm Fleishman Hillard. Merck has also employed Fleishman Hillard as well as Monsanto’s other notorious PR firm Ketchum. One of Merck’s Executive Directors, Ian McConnell, earlier served as a vice president at Fleishman. The PR firm’s senior adviser on healthcare Dr. Lukas Pfister, was at Merck for 25 years in its government affairs unit. Merck’s revolving door is not limited to our federal health agencies, but also fully infiltrates some of the world’s most shadowy international PR firms that specialize in whitewashing the public images of executive elites, corporations and in the case of the PR firm Burson-Marsteller even dictators. Following the Vioxx case, Merck had hired B-Marsteller to clean up its public image. MSNBC reported back in 2009, “When evil needs public relations, evil has Burson-Marsteller on speed dial.”   But Merck’s efforts to conceal the dangers of its products, falsify data about drugs’ efficacy and safety and exaggeration of medical claims go back sixty years. In the 1960s, the FDA discovered that the drug maker’s arthritis medication Indocin had not been properly tested for efficacy and its adverse effects were being completely ignored.  In the 1970s, Merck’s drug dietheylstilbestrol (DES) prescribed for the prevention of miscarriages caused a flurry of vaginal cancer cases and other gynecological disorders. Merck had all along known that DES was carcinogenic based upon its own animal clinical trials. In 2007, its cholesterol drug Zetia was shown to increase liver disease. Again Merck had known about Zetia’s liver risks but withheld the clinical trial’s damning results.   It would also appear that Merck has managed to hijack US courts as well. This includes an early 2019 ruling by Trump’s corporate-friendly US Supreme Court to side with the drug maker and squash hundreds of lawsuits for failing to issue warnings that its osteoporosis drug Fosamax’s may contribute to debilitating bone breaks. A federal court in California found that Merck committed perjury for lying in a patent infringement case against Gilead Sciences over the latter’s blockbuster Hepatitis C drug Sovaldi. The judge ruled that Merck carried out a “systematic and outrageous deception in conjunction with unethical business practices and litigation misconduct.”  It turned out that Merck’s patent claims were a sham and orchestrated by its legal division.   Besides pushing through the FDA dangerous medications onto the market, the company has also found itself in the courtroom on many occasions for price-fixing, routinely defrauding and overbilling states’ Medicare and Medicaid programs, and violating the Anti-Kickback Statute. In 2006, the IRS went after Merck for owing almost $2 billion in back taxes. According to the Wall Street Journal, Merck partnered with a British bank to create an offshore subsidiary in tax-friendly Bermuda to divert taxable revenue on its bestselling cholesterol drugs Zocor and Mevacor through a patent scheme. The company ran the operation for ten years before the FDA uncovered the racket.   Merck is America’s leading vaccine manufacturer. Despite public perception and the ruse that vaccines are somehow safer and more effective than pharmaceutical drugs in general, it is the same industry and corporate culture that manufactures both them. Currently Merck markets vaccines for Haemophilus B, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B (individually and in combination), human papilomavirus (Gardasil), Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), pneumococcal, rotavirus, varicella (chickenpox) and Zoster virus (for shingles). More recently it has jumped into the coronavirus vaccine race. In 2010, Merck obtained exclusive rights to MassBiologics vaccine portfolio. The consequence is that Merck’s Adult Vaccine Portfolio expanded to include 9 of the 10 vaccines on the CDC’s adult immunization schedule. The company now holds almost a full monopoly on the government’s vaccines   On its website, the FDA assures the public that “Vaccines, as with all products regulated by the FDA, undergo a rigorous review of laboratory and clinical data to ensure the safety, efficacy, purity and potency of these products.”  However, except for Gardasil, not a single one of Merck’s vaccines has ever been tested in a scientifically viable double-blinded placebo controlled trial. In each case, the placebo in the control group was not inert, such as the use of sterile saline. Rather Merck only tested the vaccine with the viral component against a faux placebo containing the same ingredients, including aluminum, but minus the virus. Known as a “carrier solution,” the standard scientific protocol does not designate it as a proper placebo for measuring the efficacy and disease risks of a drug. And in the case of Gardasil, the trial was statistical trickery to mask Gardasil’s adverse effects. Therefore the FDA’s claim is patently false. None of Merck’s vaccines have ever undergone a “rigorous review” prior to regulatory approval.   Although not completely innocent from internal unfairness and conflicts of interest, the Cochrane Database Collaboration arguably remains the most reliable resource for analysis of drugs, vaccines and medical devices in the evidence-based medical establishment. In its 2016 analysis of Merck’s human papillomavirus vaccine Gardasil, the investigators were so alarmed they filed a complaint against the European Medical Agency for failing to adequately assess the vaccine’s neurological harms.   As we have recently witnessed with Monsanto’s Roundup and Bayer’s settlement of $10 billion to cover 80,000 lawsuits, Gardasil may very well become the company’s Achilles heel. The Gardasil scandal may very well begin to topple the vaccine regime and raise the public’s already increasing awareness and distrust in the official mantra that vaccines are safe and effective. The development, scientific rationale, fraudulent clinical trials and data reporting, and inside negotiations with federal health officials to market the vaccine to pre-teen and teen girls and boys, is a story riddled with misconduct. Today it is Merck’s third largest revenue-generating drug after its cancer drug Keytruda and diabetes drug Januvia, earning $3.1 billion in 2018. Its MMR vaccine is fifth having earned $1.8 billion. Gardasil’s success has nothing to do with the prevention of an urgent national health need. Instead it was a business strategy through Merck’s influence over our nation’s regulatory agencies and state politicians whose election campaigns it funds.   In 2018, a French oncologist, Dr. Gerard Delepine, stumbled upon a correlation between the increase of cervical cancer rates with the rising rates of Gardasil vaccinations. Delepine also compared France, which was deliberating on whether to mandate HPV vaccination, with other countries that relied upon pap smears as a preventative measure against cervical cancer. He observed that in all countries that prioritized pap smears, cervical cancer rates were decreasing; whereas, in those countries with higher HPV vaccination compliance, the rates increased. In his letter to the French government in defiance of Merck’s lobbying efforts, Delephine stated:   “A compulsory health measure should not be based on faith in vaccination or hidden conflicts of interest, but on proven facts, verifiable by every citizen. However, the facts established by the official records of cancer registries show that HPV vaccination does not protect against invasive cancer of the cervix, but seems rather to maintain its frequency at a high level and sometimes even increase it.”   An article published in the French journal Agoravox noted that other national health ministries are coming around to acknowledge that Gardasil is an extremely unsafe vaccine. Japan, Austria and Denmark no longer promote it due to is trail of injuries with fatal consequences. Public demonstrations against Merck’s Gardasil have occurred in Japan, Colombia, and Ireland.   Yet none of these efforts to warn the public about Gardasil’s risks have reached the American media. Hopefully this may change. Medical researchers at the University of South Alabama presented their paper at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s annual conference. There is great disparity between HPV vaccine compliance across Alabama counties, which range anywhere between 33 and 66 percent. Yet the epidemiological data suggests there is no evidence that Gardasil lowered cancer rates in counties with higher vaccine uptake. Moreover, there is zero chance of pre-teens and teens getting cervical cancer. The average age for the onset of the cancer is 50 years. Nor has the vaccine been on the market long enough to determine whether it protects a woman when she reaches even close to that age. Its product insert for physicians states the vaccine “may not result in protection in all vaccine recipients” and it “has not been demonstrated to prevent HPV-related CIN 2/3 [abnormal pre-cancerous cervical cells] or worse in women older than 26 years of age.” Consequently, there is no scientific rationale for states to mandate the HPV vaccine for schoolchildren let alone even vaccinating them in the first place. In addition, the federal agencies and Merck market the vaccine under a false pretext that HPV infection is the leading cause of cervical cancer; correctly, only a third of cervical cancer cases are caused by the virus.   Robert Kennedy Jr is currently taking steps to sue Merck over the Gardasil deception. Merck’s first effort to have the class action suit dismissed was overturned by the court. Kennedy’s in-depth investigations through his Children’s Health Defense organization has uncovered evidence that the vaccine increases birth defects in children conceived of HPV-vaccinated moms; miscarriages have increased 2000 percent above normal, and girls are experiencing serious reproductive complications, including infertility, at approximately ten-fold above the normal rate. During an interview on the Progressive Radio Network, he noted that there was 10 times greater risk of dying from cervical cancer among Gardasil trial participants compared to the general public. There is a 10-fold increase for ovarian failure, and 1 in 37 girls who receive the vaccine will experience an autoimmune disease after 6 months of receiving the series of injections. When we consider that 1 in 37,000 women have a chance of dying from cervical cancer, it puts HPV vaccines into a completely different light. Sadly, across the nation, politicians from both sides of the aisle in state legislatures, notably Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York, are doing Merck’s bidding to mandate Gardasil for all girls and boys upon entering school.   Based upon Kennedy’s research and documents received from Freedom of Information Act filings, during Merck’s own Gardasil clinical trials, 2.3 percent of girls and women between the ages of 9 through 26 developed a serious autoimmune disease and crippling neurological disorders within seven months of vaccination. Among the 10,700 who received the actual vaccine, 245 (2.3%) had an autoimmune disorder; among the 9,412 who received either an “AAHS Control” — the aluminum hydrophosphate sulfate adjuvant solution with other ingredients minus the HPV virus vectors, there were 218 (2.3%) life-threatening injuries. The most frequent adverse effects were arthritis and anthropathy, autoimmune thyroiditis, celiac disease, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, Raynaud’s Phenomenon, rheumatoid arthritis and uveitis. In other words, it was the aluminum adjuvant responsible for this enormous suffering. He stated during the Progressive Radio Network broadcast that according to Merck’s own statistics, girls are one hundred times more likely to experience a serious adverse effect from the vaccine than to be protected from cervical cancer.   In a 2012 article published in the Journal of Law and Medical Ethics, researchers at the University of British Columbia wrote that ever since Gardasil was approved in 2006, Merck has engaged in an “overly aggressive marketing strategies and lobbying campaigns aimed at promoting Gardasil as a mandatory vaccine.”  One strategy Merck has employed is to take advantage of FDA loopholes to fast track its drugs. In the case of its expanded Gardasil-9 for adults between the ages of 27 to 45, the company applied for fast tracking two days after the Journal of Toxicological and Environmental Health published a study that the HPV vaccine was lowering the probability of pregnancy for women in their 20s.   Unfortunately, the media has indiscriminately colluded with Merck’s scam. Drug companies, according to Kennedy, pay $4.5 billion to the major media networks and publications to promote their drugs. And none of the media outlets are willing to sacrifice their profits for advertising drugs on moral and ethical grounds.   Another scandal erupted within Merck’s vaccine business in 2010 after two whistleblowers gave testimony that the mumps’ component in its Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine was based on fraudulent data about it’s efficacy, and the company knowingly proceeded in order to corner the mumps vaccine market. Merck had been defrauding According to the charges, Merck had “falsified its mumps vaccine test results to hit an efficacy rate of 95 percent. The company achieved this by adding “animal antibodies to a blood sample to give the impression of increased antibodies.” This would certainly explain why mumps outbreaks in summer camps and on college campuses are found to occur among those vaccinated.   Merck’s has gained enormous political and social influence over the national perception about vaccines.  One example is Merck’s behind the scenes aggression against the flim Vaxxed.  When the documentary film was officially selected to screen during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan, we discovered in an earlier report that Merck left its fingerprints on the film’s removal and censorship. The Alfred Sloan Foundation is the festival’s largest sponsor; pro-vaccine advocate Bill Gates is also a notable contributor. One of the leading persons on the Foundation’s board of trustees was Dr. Peter Kim.  Kim happens to be the former president of Merck’s Research Laboratories who was directly responsible for the launch of Gardasil and Merck’s other vaccines for the Zoster virus and rotavirus. The film presents a harsh indictment against Dr Julie Gerberding, the former head of the CDC who coordinated the cover up of data that confirmed thimerosal’s role in the onset of autism. After managing the agency’s operations to mine sweep the data and generate new manipulated studies with public funds to suggest thimerosal’s safety, Gerberding accepted her reward from the pharmaceutical industry by becoming the head of Merck’s vaccine division. In addition, according to the whistleblowing of a senior CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, Gerberding was responsible for destroying the CDC’s research that showed African American boys were at a substantially higher risk of becoming autistic from Merck’s MMR vaccine. Fortunately, Dr. Thompson, who was present during the order to shred documents, saved copies which he subsequently turned over to Congressman Bill Posy and an independent biologist Prof. Brian Hooker. Since then, Congress has failed to hold hearings.   All told, these examples of Merck’s culture of greed, deception, political maneuvering and illegal aggression has collectively injured countless people. Merck is a global corporation. Its products, like Monsanto’s glyphoste, are marketed globally. To better understand Merck, the company should be perceived foremost as a cash cow for Wall Street. Its prime directive is selling drugs; its history of misdemeanors and criminal activities should indicate the company holds little integrity in its commitment to prevent and treat disease. The full extent of the casualties from Merck’s drugs and vaccines may never be properly calculated. For firms such as Merck and Monsanto, injuries and deaths are the necessary collateral damage of getting poorly tested products on the market and as fast as possible. A black box should be slapped on the Merck logo.   What is important at this moment is that many corporations are fast-tracking, without sufficient long-term animal and human clinical trials, Merck is now aggressively making efforts to beat out its competition with a Covid-19 vaccine.  Do we really want to trust such a company with this reputation with a Covid vaccine? Therefore we recommend people to support the efforts of Bobby Kennedy and the Children’s Health Defense in its lawsuit against Merck’s Gardasil. A victory may well weaken the entire edifice of vaccine pseudoscience and the public will realize that for decades it has been little more than a house of cards.

Progressive Commentary Hour
The Progressive Commentary Hour - Capitalism, the Pandemic and the Great Reset Richard Wolff

Progressive Commentary Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 55:10


Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts and currently a visiting professor at New York City's New School University's Graduate Program in International Affairs. His focus has been on the history of economic crises, the Marxian economic theory, and class and worker struggles.  In the past he has taught at Yale and the University of Paris. He holds degrees in economics and history from Havard, Standord and Yale universities.  Richard has authored almost 20 books, his latest is "The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself." Prof Wolff hosts the syndicated program Economic Update, which can be heard every Saturday at 12:30 pm on Progressive Radio Network

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 11.19.20

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 53:40


Origins of covid virus and Fauci's connections with Chinese Wuhan Laboratory   Dr. Peter Breggin has been called the “conscience of psychiatry” during his outstanding career to reform the mental health field.  Dr. Breggin is a Harvard trained psychiatrist and a former consultant for the National Institutes of Mental Health. He is one of our nation's most important critics of the current conventional psychotherapeutic approaches in treating mental disorders in both adults and children, particularly the epidemic use of psychoactive drugs.  Along with his wife, he is the founder of the Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, a non profit organization providing scientific-based information on dangers and adverse effects of psychiatric drugs. Dr. Breggin has written many important and award winning books. Especially notable are "Medication Madness" and his later  “Guilt, Shame and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions” and "Talking Back to Prozac".  Peter also hosts a radio broadcast -- “Dr. Peter Breggin Hour” -- every Wednesday at 4:00 pm eastern time on the Progressive Radio Network.  His website is Breggin.com

Potkaars Podcast
US Election 2020 - Helen Buyniski: Fall of the Empire, Dark Winter Ahead & COVID1984

Potkaars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2020 32:40


Helen Buyniski discusses election fraud, Big Tech censorship, why a Biden victory would be more dangerous (e.g. COVID1984 lockdown), and why neither candidate may actually want to win since they'll be saddled with the fall of the empire. She believes Bill Gates will be true to his word and that a "Dark Winter" is further on up the road. She explains how the lockdowns are a giant asset-stripping scheme and why cities like New York will not recover. *This interview was conducted as part of a U.S. Election Night livestream together with The Potkaars Podcast: https://potkaars.nl/blog/2020/11/03/e... Show Notes Trump’s reign has proved the US president is merely a figurehead. Does it really matter who wins the vote? https://www.rt.com/op-ed/505758-trump-us-president-win-vote/ Global Preparedness Monitoring Board 2019 https://www.subscribestar.com/geopolitics Global Resilient Cities Network https://www.rockpa.org/project/global-resilient-cities-network/ Resilient Cities Concept Paper https://resilientcitiesnetwork.org/downloadable_resources/Programs/ConceptPaper-ResilientCitiesShapingADigitalWorld.pdf VISA Cashless Cities Whitepaper https://usa.visa.com/dam/VCOM/global/visa-everywhere/documents/visa-cashless-cities-report.pdf note should links fail, look them up on potkaars.nl website for this interview Website Twitter https://twitter.com/velocirapture23 Website https://www.helenofdestroy.com About Helen Buyniski Helen Buyniski is an investigative journalist, political commentator, and photographer based in New York. She has appeared on RT, PressTV, al-Mayadeen, Progressive Radio Network, WBAI, WynwoodONE Miami Radio, Logos Radio Network, No Lies Radio, Activist Post, and Avalon.Express, among other channels. Her writing has been published in a wide variety of outlets including RT, Global Research, Ghion Journal, Aletho News, Zero Hedge, Progressive Radio Network, New Dawn Magazine, and her own website HelenofdesTroy.com. Helen has a book in the works about Wikipedia and its detrimental effects on truth, reality, and other concepts we take for granted as a species and recently contributed a chapter to When China Sneezes, an anthology edited by maverick Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney about the 2019 novel coronavirus 'pandemic' and the global police state it is meant to usher in. Helen has a BA in Journalism from New School University and also studied at Columbia University and New York University. Follow her on Twitter at @velocirapture23. *Podcast intro music is from the song "The Queens Jig" by "Musicke & Mirth" from their album "Music for Two Lyra Viols": http://musicke-mirth.de/en/recordings... (available on iTunes or Amazon) *This interview was conducted as part of a U.S. Election Night livestream together with The Geopolitics & Empire Podcast: https://potkaars.nl/blog/2020/11/03/election2020 playlist will all inteviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K3irDgyq54&list=PLFRKd_c5m20BLQ2lOicbKh2-raDzQFGsD word lid van de nieuwsbrief en ontvang de wekelijkse postkaars: https://potkaars.nl/nieuwsbrief op twitter: https://twitter.com/potkaars

THIS IS REVOLUTION >podcast
THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 76: Predicting the Coming Crisis w/ Professor Jack Rasmus

THIS IS REVOLUTION >podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2020 66:09


I was recently sent a message by show economist Arash Kolahi about a blog I should read.  It was Dr. Jack Rasmus' blog where he lays out what could happen if the current Trump administration tries to circumvent democracy and have a coup to take power into not just one more term, but many more!  I asked Arash, if he could hook up Dr. Rasmus to come on the show.  Dr. Rasmus obliged, and I'm glad we could have him on.   A little about Dr. Rasmus: Dr. Jack Rasmus, Ph.D Political Economy, teaches economics at St. Mary's College in California. He is the author and producer of the various nonfiction and fictional workers, including the books The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy From Reagan to Bush, Clarity Press, October 2019; Alexander Hamilton & The Origins of the Fed, Lexington books, March 2019; Central Bankers at the End of Their Ropes: Monetary Policy and the Coming Depression, Clarity Press, August 2018; Looting Greece: A New Financial Imperialism Emerges, Clarity Press, Sept. 2016; Systemic Fragility in the Global Economy, Clarity Press, January 2016;  ‘Obama's Economy: Recovery for the Few‘, Pluto Press, 2012, ‘Epic Recession: Prelude to Global Depression‘, Pluto Press, 2010, and ‘The War at Home: The Corporate Offensive from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush‘, Kyklosproductions, 2006. He has written and produced several stage plays, including ‘Fire on Pier 32‘ and ‘1934‘. Jack is the host of the weekly radio show, Alternative Visions, on the Progressive Radio Network, and a journalist writing on economic, political and labor issues for various magazines, including  European Financial Review, World Financial Review, World Review of Political Economy, ‘Z‘ magazine, and others. Before his current roles as author, journalist and radio host, Jack was an economist and market analyst for several global companies for 18 years and, for more than a decade, a local union president, vice-president, contract negotiator, and organizer for several labor unions, including the UAW, CWA, SEIU, and HERE.     Follow Dr. Rasmus on Twitter: @drjackrasmus   Dr. Rasmus' Website: https://jackrasmus.com/   Listen to Dr. Rasmus on Progressive Radio Network Here: https://prn.fm/category/archives/alternative-visions/#axzz26ySyu8Fl   Purchase Dr. Rasmus Books Here: http://kyklosproductions.com/#scourge   Thank you guys once again for taking the time to check this out.  We truly appreciate it.  Please support independent media and become a patron.  You'll get bonus content from most of the shows, we're currently creating patron only programing, and SO MUCH MORE! Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/BitterLakePresents   Please like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG9WtLyoP9QU8sxuIfxk3eg   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland   Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast   Medium: https://medium.com/@jasonmyles/vengeance-has-no-foresight-837212d85a97  

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
Trump's Plan, the Supreme Court, and the Election w/ Dr. Jack Rasmus

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2020 45:15


On this edition of Parallax Views, Playboy's White House correspondent Brian Karem recently pressed President Trump at a White House briefing if he'd accept a peaceful transition of power on the chance that he is defeated by his Democratic Party challenger Joe Biden. Trump, refused to give a clear answer as concerns grows that sitting President in the White House will not accept the results of the November election if they are not in his favor. Hence why voices like the Transition Integrity Team, composed of both Republicans and Democrats, have arose with concerns that Trump will not leave office peaceful. Such concerns have grown louder thanks to the passing of Superem Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump has already made controversial appointments to the federal appellates courts during his time in office and Trump, with the help of Mitch McConnell, is seeking to nominate a new judge to the Supreme Court before the election. Meanwhile, Attorney General Bill Barr is accusing protesters of "sedition" and Trump supporters like Steve Bannon are arguing that mail-in ballots during the coronavirus crisis are a voter fraud plot designed by the "deep state" to steal the election from Trump. But is it the other way around: Is Trump planning a "legal coup d'état" to steal the election?Dr. Jack Rasmus, political economist, author of The Neoliberal Scourge: U.S. Economic Policy from Reagan to Trump, and host of the Alternative Visions radio show on the Progressive Radio Network, joins us to assess the current situation. Dr. Jack's most recent articles, cover in this conversation, are "A Most Dire Warning" and "Ginsburg’s Death & Trump’s Emerging Legal Coup D’état". This Episode Brought to You By:The War State:The Cold War Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex and the Power Elite, 1945-1963byMichael SwansonofThe Wall Street Window

It's All About Food
It's All About Food - LeAnne Campbell, Center for Nutrition Studies

It's All About Food

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2020 58:41


Listen: Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 4pm ET by going to PRN, The Progressive Radio Network.* Leave comments and questions on the PRN voicemail line, 862-800-6805, with your name, the name of this show, It’s All About Food, and your question to be answered on the next program.* Listen by phone to hear the live broadcast at 1-712-775-6850.* Call Caryn’s personal archive number to hear the most recent five episodes of It’s All About Food: 1-701-719-0885. LeAnne Campbell, Center for Nutrition StudiesLeAnne Campbell, PhD, has recently been appointed president of the The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (CNS), a not-for-profit organization committed to increasing awareness of the extraordinary impact that food has on the health of our bodies, our communities, and our planet. She has over 30 years of experience working with communities, universities and schools in the Dominican Republic and the US. On the international front, she founded and directed a family literacy program and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. She directed an international non-profit known as the Global Leadership Institute. In addition to serving on the faculty at Mississippi State University and Nazareth College, she worked for several years as an instructional coach (curriculum specialist) for the North Carolina Public schools. She has also worked for Duke University’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies as a Community Outreach Director. Additionally, she is the author of The China Study Cookbook and the editor of The China Study All-Star Collection and The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook. She has two degrees from Cornell University, a BS degree in Human Service Studies and a MS degree in Administration of Human Service Programs. She also has a PhD from UNC Chapel Hill in Culture, Curriculum and Change.

Annie Jennings PR AuthorExpertWire
For Better For Worse Forever

Annie Jennings PR AuthorExpertWire

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2020


In this podcast, we feature Beatty Cohan, a nationally recognized psychotherapist, author of For Better for Worse Forever: Discover the Path to Lasting Love, sex therapist, columnist, national speaker, national radio and television expert guest and host of the ASK BEATTY SHOW on the Progressive Radio Network. She has a private practice [...] The post For Better For Worse Forever appeared first on AuthorExpertWire Podcast.

KunstlerCast - Suburban Sprawl: A Tragic Comedy

Dr. Jack Rasmus is the author of the recently published book, ‘The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Policy from Reagan to Trump, Clarity Press, January 1, 2020.  Dr. Rasmus currently teaches economics at St. Marys College in Moraga, California, on subjects of US economic policy, US political change, financial business cycles, history of economic thought, American Labor and unions, and US Economic History. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA Economics) and University of Toronto, Canada (MA, Ph.D Political Economy). Dr. Rasmus is author of several prior books on the USA and global economy, including Alexander Hamilton and the Origins of the Fed, Lexington Books, March 2019; Central Bankers at the End of Their Ropes, Clarity Press, August 2017; Looting Greece: A New Financial Imperialism Emerges, Clarity Press, September 2016;  Systemic Fragility in the Global Economy, Clarity Press, January 2016; Epic Recession: Prelude to Global Depression, Pluto Books, 2010; Obama’s Economy: Recovery for the Few, Pluto Books, 2012; and The War At Home: The Corporate Offensive From Reagan to George W. Bush, Kyklos Books, 2006.  His stage plays include ‘1934’, ‘Fire on Pier 32’, and ‘Hold the Light’. He blogs regularly at Znet & Counterpunch (USA), Global Research (Canada), and Telesur (Caracas). Prior to teaching and publishing, Dr. Rasmus was formerly an Economist and strategic market analyst for various global tech & market research companies for twenty years. Before that, for more than a decade, he was a local union president, contract negotiator, strike coordinator, and organizer for various unions, including the National Writers Union/UAW Local 1981, CWA Locals 9455 & 9415, Hotel & Restaurant Local 19, and Service Employees International Union Local 715. Dr. Rasmus blogs at jackrasmus.com. His website is http://kyklosproductions.com & his twitter handle is @drjackrasmus. He hosts the weekly radio show, Alternative Visions, on the Progressive Radio Network (podcasts available at http://alternativevisions.podbean.com) and may be contacted at: rasmus@kyklos.com, drjackrasmus@gmail.com . 

Insight with Mark Farrell
INSIGHT - COVID SEX AND BEYOND, THIS THING CALLED RADIO!

Insight with Mark Farrell

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2020 56:56


COVID SEX AND BEYOND, THIS THING CALLED RADIO! On International Radio Day Mark looks back at his NYC radio career that includes riveting times, celebrities, international broadcasts and much more.  Dr Diana Wiley, a marriage & family therapist and board-certified sex therapist specializing in sexual and relationship issues joins Mark to share proven tips that’ll make your love life more gratifying and fulfilling that’s straight from her new book Love in the Time of Corona: Advice from a Sex Therapist for Couples in Quarantine.  Plus Dr Wiley is a colleague of Mark’s on the Progressive Radio Network where she is also a long standing host of her show “Love, Lust And Laughter” that airs Tuesdays at 6pm est Hear this great conversation that Mark often leads astray for comedic payoffs.     Have Mark speak at your company, organization, conference and retreat to increase morale, productivity, confidence and more during these challenging times either in-person or via webinar.  Mark also has riveting talks for students k-12 and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement, senior send-off and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at: www.markfarrellmotivation.com Email: mark@markfarrellmotivation.com “Mark’s willingness to use his disability to uplift others is both generous and remarkable.  His message resonates with all of us who have worked hard to overcome life’s adversities.  If you’re looking for a podium speaker, look elsewhere.  Mark stays on the move and keeps the audience engaged.  Thank you, Mark” Johnny Callebs KAPP Executive Director “Mark Farrell is a dynamic speaker who will captivate the audience by sharing his personal story of how he was able to overcome challenges in life and worked his way to success.  We scheduled Mark for 45 minutes, but our students were so engaged in his story that Mark spoke for over 1 hour.  I still have students approach me and discuss Mark's message and say, "if he could do it, so can I”  Christine Crielly School Counselor Holland Brook School NJ  “Mark invigorated our conference! His genuine enthusiasm and professionalism, combined with an amazing topic, made for a marvelous presentation” Catharine Leahy - Speakers Chair Princeton University    

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - A Revolution in American Medicine is Long Overdue - 07.06.20

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2020 57:55


A Revolution in American Medicine is Long Overdue Richard Gale and Gary Null PhD July 6, 2020   The sweeping occurrence of CoV19 infections has contributed to a loss of jobs, careers, regular education for our children and has adversely impacted the health of otherwise healthy people. But for tens of millions of Americans who have lost their health insurance or have not been covered, the situation is more dire. One illness, one infectious disease, could push them over the edge into insolvency and bankruptcy. Now is the opportune time to change course, bail out all Americans and cease providing taxpayer gifts to Wall Street, the rich and powerful.  The fundamental problem with Obamacare, and the proposed combination of a Green New Deal and Medicare for All, is that both leave the unconscionable profit making in the system. The medical lobbies, insurance and hospital industries and Big Pharma assure that if you are hospitalized with CoV19 and don't have insurance, you will receive a bill for tens of thousands of dollars. There is no power in the US at this moment that would prevent these private industries from foregoing a $3.5 trillion windfall profit annually. Therefore the Democrats who claim they want universal healthcare want it only on the condition that the existing system is not upended. Yet that is exactly what is demanded at this moment. The onslaught of misinformation from the corporatist wings of both political parties and media biases against universal healthcare are obviously confusing the electorate. This confusion leaves citizens bewildered about how they will pay their bills unless a fundamental overhaul of medical insurance is undertaken. More important, what will happen if you are diagnosed with a serious illness and are not fully covered? What are your chances of joining the ranks of the 530,000 families that file bankruptcy annually for medical reasons?  According to a study published last year by the American Journal of Public Health, 66.5% of bankruptcies are medically-related.  In the past, it was rare for people to go bankrupt because they did not have accessible medical care. There was a time in the US when medicine carried a higher standard of ethics. The Hippocratic Oath was respected and no one was denied medical care because they could not afford it.  But that was in the past. Obama's Affordable Care Act, which Biden continues to believe is a successful piece of legislation, has done little to mitigate the increasing financial burden on individuals and families. In fact, quality of healthcare has steadily declined. Now with the CoV19 pandemic, we are witnessing patients forced to pay out of pocket enormous bills for diagnostic testing, ER visits, hospitalization and treatments. If you are returning to the country from overseas, you may be forced to pay for the time spent in quarantine even if you test negative for the virus.  And the pharmaceutical and insurance industries are already capitalizing on this disaster. The Democrat Party's full throttle assault to undermine the legitimacy of Bernie Sanders' campaign was orchestrated by the insurance and medical industrial complex, which has influenced unbridled bias across the media waves. The goal is to effectively sustain Obama's failed healthcare efforts. After listening to dozens of commentators on CNN, MSNBC, Fox, and the pseudo-health journalists at the New York Times, and Washington Post, the false impression was created to perceive Bernie as only offering free stuff to everyone and at enormous cost to taxpayers.  No one truly knows how much a national universal program would cost. Forecasts for a 10-year period range roughly between $13 trillion and $48 trillion. One thing is certain. The math is simple. It would be extremely expensive and for it to succeed dramatic infrastructural changes would need to be made throughout the entire healthcare system and how medicine is conventionally practiced.  That conversation is long overdue. However, perhaps this is the wrong argument because it is based upon the Democratic Party's deep seated cognitive dissonance to protect the vested interests of Wall Street's financial community, Biden's allegiance to the credit lending industry, the military industrial complex, and the pharmaceutical and agro-chemical industries. In effect, the entirety of corporate America and the deep state, its lobbyists and oligarchic billionaires, and their sounding board in the mainstream media, are on one side of the scale while the urgent humanitarian medical needs of average citizens are on the other.  All that weighs on the side of Medicare for All are the educated adults, unionists, working people, and those who understand climate change and the need for a comprehensive and equitable healthcare system. This still remains to be a revolution that must take place across the nation. So, how does such a revolution get launched? First, Medicare for All is doable and affordable. In fact, it can potentially save $1.7 trillion a year by removing from the equation unnecessary and unconscionable profit to private insurance providers, the drug makers and the large mega-hospital networks.  There is no reason for having so many levels of bureaucracy between direct medical care and the patient. Every industry directly involved in providing treatment and care would continue to profit. But it would be a reasonable profit. Instead we have a medical lobby that is excessively greedy and eager to take advantage of loopholes in order to milk the system for whatever it is worth. But we can only have a viable Medicare for All after we seriously look at what it costs to treat a patient and make efforts to reduce the exorbitant waste that has been programmed into our current system. How is it that a hospital can charge $787 for an adult and $393 for a child for a one dollar bag of intravenous saline solution, plus an additional $127 to administer it? Americans spend more on prescription medications than any other developed nation, as drug prices can soar ten times the rate of inflation.  Daraprim, for example, which is prescribed to fight one of the world's most common parasitical infections that causes toxoplasmosis, can cost $45,000 per month, or $750 for a single pill that costs $13.50 to manufacture. When we consider the costs for treating CoV19, the figures get even more outrageous. An average Medicare payment for a common respiratory infection is about $13,300, and over $40,000 for an infection requiring a ventilator. That was in 2017, and the average costs have increased 20 percent or more in less than three years. Average out of pocket costs for being hospitalized for pneumonia is $1,300 and much higher for those covered by small business insurance. Cases of uninsured people being treated for Cov19 have received medical bills upwards to $35,000 and conservatively there are 28 million uninsured citizens in the US at this moment and rising as unemployment increases.  Consequently only 1 in 7 Americans polled would not seek CoV treatment because of the cost. Based upon earlier figures between 2012-2015, about $2.6 trillion can be saved by removing bureaucratic waste and profiteering. This includes $275 billion on private insurance paperwork, $55.6 billion on liability insurance, $471 billion for insurance billing, $140 billion for medical fraud (2016), $210 billion for unnecessary medical testing, and $190 billion for wasteful administrative services.  Back in 2016, the British Medical Journal reported that medical error is the third leading cause of death in the US.  As a result over $1 trillion is spent on avoidable medical errors.  Universal healthcare will not break the economy. What is breaking the economy is our current broken medical system.  Universal, quality care is easily within reach but only after the health of the population is given preference over the healthcare system's vulture capitalists. Then Americans will no longer have to worry about bankruptcy, which further contributes to the stresses associated with ill health, because they cannot afford the treatments or medications without putting themselves and their family into perpetual debt. Second, providing universal healthcare does not guarantee that patients will receive quality care. If we are truly honest with ourselves and ask whether the US has the best medical care available, the answer should be a resounding no.  American emergency medicine is exemplary as is specialized surgery. However, chronic care for treating heart disease, cancer, diabetes, pain management and neurological and mental health conditions has been a dismal failure. More physicians need to be brought into the system without the anxiety of paying off enormous school debt and being forced to work to exhaustion.  We would be wise to make medical education free in return for young doctors committing themselves to charging reasonable fees if they wish to remain within the system. If a doctor prefers to gouge patients, that is their right to do so outside of the national system. Finally, the US lags far behind in a implementing a national preventative program. Very little has been done to prevent diseases shown to be directly related to life-style, diet and toxic conditions in our environment.  A viable prevention program would begin by supporting and mandating holistic health programs in our schools beginning with grade school. Why does offering school courses in "How to be Healthy" seem absurd when it has been shown repeatedly in the scientific peer-review literature and efforts in other advanced nations to avoid preventable illnesses and further reduce medical costs? But in order to launch a comprehensive preventative  program at a national scale, only respected educated health consumers should be in charge. Entities representing private corporate interests should be prohibited since they are responsible for the medical disasters that now demand for universal healthcare.  If Obamacare and the current corporate medical establishment were truly effective, there would be no discussion about Medicare for All. Hence this program would save nearly $2 trillion a year and help prevent tens of millions of diseases. The nation would be much healthier if comprehensive measures were taken to prevent disease in the first place. During the past three years we have sent on multiple occasions suggestions for implementing a Medicare for All to the Sanders' campaign and leading Democrats in Congress. But not a single person has responded. What does that tell us about the sincerity and commitment of those who profess universal healthcare but get their funding and marching orders from the drug industry?   Richard Gale is the Executive Producer of the Progressive Radio Network and a former Senior Research Analyst in the biotechnology and genomic industries.   Dr. Gary Null is the host of the nation's longest running public radio program on alternative and nutritional health and a multi-award-winning documentary film director, including The War on Health, Poverty Inc and Plant Codes.

It's All About Food
It's All About Food - Chef Ramses Bravo, Bravo Express

It's All About Food

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2020 59:00


Part I: Chef Ramses Bravo, Bravo Express Listen: Tuesday, June 30 2020, 4pm ET by going to PRN, The Progressive Radio Network.* Leave comments and questions on the PRN voicemail line, 862-800-6805, with your name, the name of this show, It’s All About Food, and your question to be answered on the next program.* Listen by phone to hear the live broadcast at 1-712-775-6850.* Call Caryn’s personal archive number to hear the most recent five episodes of It’s All About Food: 1-701-719-0885.   Part I: Chef Ramses Bravo, Bravo ExpressChef Ramses Bravo is the executive Chef for True North Health in Santa Rosa California.  He is the creator of Bravopb.com where you can find his online plant based cooking courses.  He is the author of Bravo and Bravo Express cookbooks. Although he trained as a regular chef, with a little intervention from the universe, he found himself working as a plant based chef, and has been doing it for 12+ years now.

Better Sex
129: Sex During Quarantine – Dr. Diana Wiley

Better Sex

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2020 45:31


Jessa and Diana feel compelled to note that this episode of the Better Sex Podcast was recorded on June 1, 2020. Diana suggests that quarantine’s stress of forced togetherness is hard for many couples. But in addition to that, she talks about how the recent murder of a black man by police has provoked riots in cities across the country, a political firestorm that only adds to the stress people are feeling during the quarantine.The Rebirth of Ourselves and our LoversReferring to the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Dr. Diana saw the free time with our families as an opportunity to grant our relationships a second birth. She tells us that many couples haven’t had sex in a long time, and many have never been especially intimate with their partners. She recognizes both states as challenges that must be overcome to rekindle love and sex in relationships. That’s the reason she gives for publishing her book and the relationship-building tools that fill its pages.Health Benefits of SexDr. Diana educates us about the many benefits of sex and intimacy, telling us that having sex or touching your partner is scientifically shown to reduce stress. In her practice, she tells us she often recommends massage to her clients as a method to reconnect because massage lowers cortisol and adrenaline levels when certain pressure points are stimulated on the body. She also teaches that touch, especially sex and orgasms, relieves stress by releasing oxytocin, a neurochemical which increases bonding, is a natural sedative, and increases empathy.Even masturbation reduces stress and has positive effects on health, Dr. Diana assures us. More surprisingly, Diana discusses that there are nonsexual self-touch exercises that also reduce stress and improve health. Unfortunately, she admits that unlike sex with someone else, the body does not release oxytocin during masturbation.When it comes to how sex impacts the rest of people’s lives, Diana and her husband like to say, “It’s fun, it’s free, and it’s the fountain of youth,” about sex because having sex dramatically increases the feeling of vitality regardless of biological age.Salvaging and Reigniting Broken RelationshipsDr. Diana claims to have written her book primarily to enrich people whose relationships are already doing well but want to take their intimacy to the next level. However, she acknowledges that some people are quarantined with unsuitable or violent partners, while others are cohabiting with a partner that they intended to break up with before the quarantine put the brakes on that process. For couples who were planning to break up, Dr Wiley suggests they come together and have a conversation about whether their relationship is worth salvaging.For people who want to salvage or restore their relationship, she says the process of reigniting relationships begins with a conversation about what each person wants from the relationship. To help couples reconnect physically, she describes writing about lots of nonsexual touch exercises. After they become comfortable touching, Diana explains that they can set achievable goals like becoming great at kissing or having a make-out session. She says these actions and discussions can help reveal hidden desires and build the confidence needed to enter the marital bed and take time with sex. Dr Diana claims that the change in pace should increase the quality of their sex life. She reminds us that women tend to need twenty minutes of foreplay, oral sex, and penetration to reach orgasm and receive all the benefits of sex. She offers tools to accomplish this in her book.Touching with Your Clothes OnIn her book, Diana encourages couples to assess the intimacy of their relationship when they’re not having sex. She argues that couples probably don’t feel closer when they’re just watching TV together, which is why she supports intentionality about touch and connecting. She knows that not all families physically demonstrate affection, but believes that touching and hugs are irreplaceable glue for relationships. In her book, she writes that a seven-second kiss or a fifteen-second hug is enough to release oxytocin and create meaningful bonding on a daily basis.The Sex MenuOne of the tools in Dr. Diana’s book is what she calls a sex menu. She describes the menu as a chart listing sexual activities and allowing each person to select a yes, no, or maybe reaction to indicate their desire for those acts. She says that many people get to anal sex and say no or maybe, but Dr. Diana reminds us that anal play doesn’t have to involve a penis in an anus. She describes rimming, which can be accomplished by moving a clean, wet finger around the anus, which stimulates nerve endings to create a very pleasurable experience.Date NightsIn the second chapter of her book, Diana instructs couples to plan their date night at home. Under normal circumstances, she told people to have a date night one time every week, but with the forced closeness of the coronavirus quarantine, she believes having a date night twice per week is helpful. She says some of her patients believe that scheduling date nights would kill spontaneity, but Dr. Wiley argues that spontaneous sex is a Hollywood myth, and people need to put sex on the calendar. By scheduling sex, Diana claims that the partner with a lower sex drive can feel relieved because they know they won’t have to have sex until the marked day, which allows her to prepare herself for sex by reading romance novels, taking long baths, masturbating, or doing anything else that can increase her sexual enthusiasm. When that time comes, Dr. Diana believes that giving massages is a great way to start any sex session, because it allows both parties to be relaxed.Dr. Wiley recommends that both partners discuss what they want from the evening. She claims that being sensual, considering all of our senses, is particularly helpful. She does admit there are limits to her book and her methods when she explains that resolving mental health issues and relationship tensions are necessary before increasing touch, as sex and romance are only truly effective for people who like each other.Seven Secrets for Sensational Sex1. Take care of yourself first. If you’re uncomfortable during sex, she advises telling your partner and making the sex better by avoiding discomfort.2. Maintain and respect boundaries. She asserts the value of boundaries, saying it’s important to discuss what you do and don’t like, and to avoid pressuring each other into performing undesired sex acts.3. Communicate openly and directly. Dr. Diana reminds us that no communication is clearer than spoken words.4. Don’t take anything personally. The doctor informs us that sometimes people aren’t in the mood for sex or specific sex acts. She reminds us that there are any number of reasons this could happen, and it’s unwise to presume it has anything to do with you.5. Focus on your partner’s pleasure. Diana’s husband expresses this as, “Worship your woman, and the goddess will reward you.” Though the phrase is gendered, Diana assures us the sentiment applies to men and women alike.6. Don’t take each other for granted. Dr. Wiley says that expressing praise for your partner and growing in gratitude every day is a great method to cultivate life satisfaction and marital bliss.7. Let go. Diana mentions that many women are very inhibited, which limits their ability to explore new things and enjoy sex. In her practice, as marijuana is legal in her state, she often recommends the substance as a method of pushing through inhibitions and having fun. She says that alcohol can serve a similar purpose, but it’s more harmful and not as useful. BackgroundDiana Wiley, Ph.D., is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a board-certified sex therapist, and a gerontologist. With over thirty years of experience helping clients navigate problems in their sex and love lives, she currently works with clients in her office in Seattle, WA, and via online telehealth sessions. With her radio show on Progressive Radio Network, “Love, Lust, and Laughter” she’s been reaching additional listeners and helping more people for a decade. She’s published two studies in medical journals on aging and sexuality and was appointed as a Clinton Presidential Delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Aging. Dr. Wiley is a skilled speaker and has given lectures and presentations on Aging and Sexuality in Amsterdam, Paris, Spain, Japan, India, and at many US conferences. Recently she became the author of a book to help people stuck in quarantine called Love in the Time of Corona: Advice from a Sex Therapist for Couples in Quarantine.Resources for Diana Wiley, PhDhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B088TSNSPM/https://www.deardrdiana.com/https://drdianawiley.com/More info:Book and New Course – https://sexwithoutstress.comWeb – https://www.intimacywithease.com/Sex Health Quiz – http://sexhealthquiz.com/Better Sex with Jessa Zimmermanhttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/better-sex/Better Sex with Jessa Zimmermanhttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/better-sex/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/129-sex-during-quarantine-dr-diana-wiley

Business Innovators Radio
129: Sex During Quarantine – Dr. Diana Wiley

Business Innovators Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2020 45:31


Jessa and Diana feel compelled to note that this episode of the Better Sex Podcast was recorded on June 1, 2020. Diana suggests that quarantine’s stress of forced togetherness is hard for many couples. But in addition to that, she talks about how the recent murder of a black man by police has provoked riots in cities across the country, a political firestorm that only adds to the stress people are feeling during the quarantine.The Rebirth of Ourselves and our LoversReferring to the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Dr. Diana saw the free time with our families as an opportunity to grant our relationships a second birth. She tells us that many couples haven’t had sex in a long time, and many have never been especially intimate with their partners. She recognizes both states as challenges that must be overcome to rekindle love and sex in relationships. That’s the reason she gives for publishing her book and the relationship-building tools that fill its pages.Health Benefits of SexDr. Diana educates us about the many benefits of sex and intimacy, telling us that having sex or touching your partner is scientifically shown to reduce stress. In her practice, she tells us she often recommends massage to her clients as a method to reconnect because massage lowers cortisol and adrenaline levels when certain pressure points are stimulated on the body. She also teaches that touch, especially sex and orgasms, relieves stress by releasing oxytocin, a neurochemical which increases bonding, is a natural sedative, and increases empathy.Even masturbation reduces stress and has positive effects on health, Dr. Diana assures us. More surprisingly, Diana discusses that there are nonsexual self-touch exercises that also reduce stress and improve health. Unfortunately, she admits that unlike sex with someone else, the body does not release oxytocin during masturbation.When it comes to how sex impacts the rest of people’s lives, Diana and her husband like to say, “It’s fun, it’s free, and it’s the fountain of youth,” about sex because having sex dramatically increases the feeling of vitality regardless of biological age.Salvaging and Reigniting Broken RelationshipsDr. Diana claims to have written her book primarily to enrich people whose relationships are already doing well but want to take their intimacy to the next level. However, she acknowledges that some people are quarantined with unsuitable or violent partners, while others are cohabiting with a partner that they intended to break up with before the quarantine put the brakes on that process. For couples who were planning to break up, Dr Wiley suggests they come together and have a conversation about whether their relationship is worth salvaging.For people who want to salvage or restore their relationship, she says the process of reigniting relationships begins with a conversation about what each person wants from the relationship. To help couples reconnect physically, she describes writing about lots of nonsexual touch exercises. After they become comfortable touching, Diana explains that they can set achievable goals like becoming great at kissing or having a make-out session. She says these actions and discussions can help reveal hidden desires and build the confidence needed to enter the marital bed and take time with sex. Dr Diana claims that the change in pace should increase the quality of their sex life. She reminds us that women tend to need twenty minutes of foreplay, oral sex, and penetration to reach orgasm and receive all the benefits of sex. She offers tools to accomplish this in her book.Touching with Your Clothes OnIn her book, Diana encourages couples to assess the intimacy of their relationship when they’re not having sex. She argues that couples probably don’t feel closer when they’re just watching TV together, which is why she supports intentionality about touch and connecting. She knows that not all families physically demonstrate affection, but believes that touching and hugs are irreplaceable glue for relationships. In her book, she writes that a seven-second kiss or a fifteen-second hug is enough to release oxytocin and create meaningful bonding on a daily basis.The Sex MenuOne of the tools in Dr. Diana’s book is what she calls a sex menu. She describes the menu as a chart listing sexual activities and allowing each person to select a yes, no, or maybe reaction to indicate their desire for those acts. She says that many people get to anal sex and say no or maybe, but Dr. Diana reminds us that anal play doesn’t have to involve a penis in an anus. She describes rimming, which can be accomplished by moving a clean, wet finger around the anus, which stimulates nerve endings to create a very pleasurable experience.Date NightsIn the second chapter of her book, Diana instructs couples to plan their date night at home. Under normal circumstances, she told people to have a date night one time every week, but with the forced closeness of the coronavirus quarantine, she believes having a date night twice per week is helpful. She says some of her patients believe that scheduling date nights would kill spontaneity, but Dr. Wiley argues that spontaneous sex is a Hollywood myth, and people need to put sex on the calendar. By scheduling sex, Diana claims that the partner with a lower sex drive can feel relieved because they know they won’t have to have sex until the marked day, which allows her to prepare herself for sex by reading romance novels, taking long baths, masturbating, or doing anything else that can increase her sexual enthusiasm. When that time comes, Dr. Diana believes that giving massages is a great way to start any sex session, because it allows both parties to be relaxed.Dr. Wiley recommends that both partners discuss what they want from the evening. She claims that being sensual, considering all of our senses, is particularly helpful. She does admit there are limits to her book and her methods when she explains that resolving mental health issues and relationship tensions are necessary before increasing touch, as sex and romance are only truly effective for people who like each other.Seven Secrets for Sensational Sex1. Take care of yourself first. If you’re uncomfortable during sex, she advises telling your partner and making the sex better by avoiding discomfort.2. Maintain and respect boundaries. She asserts the value of boundaries, saying it’s important to discuss what you do and don’t like, and to avoid pressuring each other into performing undesired sex acts.3. Communicate openly and directly. Dr. Diana reminds us that no communication is clearer than spoken words.4. Don’t take anything personally. The doctor informs us that sometimes people aren’t in the mood for sex or specific sex acts. She reminds us that there are any number of reasons this could happen, and it’s unwise to presume it has anything to do with you.5. Focus on your partner’s pleasure. Diana’s husband expresses this as, “Worship your woman, and the goddess will reward you.” Though the phrase is gendered, Diana assures us the sentiment applies to men and women alike.6. Don’t take each other for granted. Dr. Wiley says that expressing praise for your partner and growing in gratitude every day is a great method to cultivate life satisfaction and marital bliss.7. Let go. Diana mentions that many women are very inhibited, which limits their ability to explore new things and enjoy sex. In her practice, as marijuana is legal in her state, she often recommends the substance as a method of pushing through inhibitions and having fun. She says that alcohol can serve a similar purpose, but it’s more harmful and not as useful. BackgroundDiana Wiley, Ph.D., is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a board-certified sex therapist, and a gerontologist. With over thirty years of experience helping clients navigate problems in their sex and love lives, she currently works with clients in her office in Seattle, WA, and via online telehealth sessions. With her radio show on Progressive Radio Network, “Love, Lust, and Laughter” she’s been reaching additional listeners and helping more people for a decade. She’s published two studies in medical journals on aging and sexuality and was appointed as a Clinton Presidential Delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Aging. Dr. Wiley is a skilled speaker and has given lectures and presentations on Aging and Sexuality in Amsterdam, Paris, Spain, Japan, India, and at many US conferences. Recently she became the author of a book to help people stuck in quarantine called Love in the Time of Corona: Advice from a Sex Therapist for Couples in Quarantine.Resources for Diana Wiley, PhDhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B088TSNSPM/https://www.deardrdiana.com/https://drdianawiley.com/More info:Book and New Course – https://sexwithoutstress.comWeb – https://www.intimacywithease.com/Sex Health Quiz – http://sexhealthquiz.com/Better Sex with Jessa Zimmermanhttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/better-sex/Better Sex with Jessa Zimmermanhttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/better-sex/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/129-sex-during-quarantine-dr-diana-wiley

Better Sex
129: Sex During Quarantine – Dr. Diana Wiley

Better Sex

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2020 45:31


Jessa and Diana feel compelled to note that this episode of the Better Sex Podcast was recorded on June 1, 2020. Diana suggests that quarantine’s stress of forced togetherness is hard for many couples. But in addition to that, she talks about how the recent murder of a black man by police has provoked riots in cities across the country, a political firestorm that only adds to the stress people are feeling during the quarantine.The Rebirth of Ourselves and our LoversReferring to the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Dr. Diana saw the free time with our families as an opportunity to grant our relationships a second birth. She tells us that many couples haven’t had sex in a long time, and many have never been especially intimate with their partners. She recognizes both states as challenges that must be overcome to rekindle love and sex in relationships. That’s the reason she gives for publishing her book and the relationship-building tools that fill its pages.Health Benefits of SexDr. Diana educates us about the many benefits of sex and intimacy, telling us that having sex or touching your partner is scientifically shown to reduce stress. In her practice, she tells us she often recommends massage to her clients as a method to reconnect because massage lowers cortisol and adrenaline levels when certain pressure points are stimulated on the body. She also teaches that touch, especially sex and orgasms, relieves stress by releasing oxytocin, a neurochemical which increases bonding, is a natural sedative, and increases empathy.Even masturbation reduces stress and has positive effects on health, Dr. Diana assures us. More surprisingly, Diana discusses that there are nonsexual self-touch exercises that also reduce stress and improve health. Unfortunately, she admits that unlike sex with someone else, the body does not release oxytocin during masturbation.When it comes to how sex impacts the rest of people’s lives, Diana and her husband like to say, “It’s fun, it’s free, and it’s the fountain of youth,” about sex because having sex dramatically increases the feeling of vitality regardless of biological age.Salvaging and Reigniting Broken RelationshipsDr. Diana claims to have written her book primarily to enrich people whose relationships are already doing well but want to take their intimacy to the next level. However, she acknowledges that some people are quarantined with unsuitable or violent partners, while others are cohabiting with a partner that they intended to break up with before the quarantine put the brakes on that process. For couples who were planning to break up, Dr Wiley suggests they come together and have a conversation about whether their relationship is worth salvaging.For people who want to salvage or restore their relationship, she says the process of reigniting relationships begins with a conversation about what each person wants from the relationship. To help couples reconnect physically, she describes writing about lots of nonsexual touch exercises. After they become comfortable touching, Diana explains that they can set achievable goals like becoming great at kissing or having a make-out session. She says these actions and discussions can help reveal hidden desires and build the confidence needed to enter the marital bed and take time with sex. Dr Diana claims that the change in pace should increase the quality of their sex life. She reminds us that women tend to need twenty minutes of foreplay, oral sex, and penetration to reach orgasm and receive all the benefits of sex. She offers tools to accomplish this in her book.Touching with Your Clothes OnIn her book, Diana encourages couples to assess the intimacy of their relationship when they’re not having sex. She argues that couples probably don’t feel closer when they’re just watching TV together, which is why she supports intentionality about touch and connecting. She knows that not all families physically demonstrate affection, but believes that touching and hugs are irreplaceable glue for relationships. In her book, she writes that a seven-second kiss or a fifteen-second hug is enough to release oxytocin and create meaningful bonding on a daily basis.The Sex MenuOne of the tools in Dr. Diana’s book is what she calls a sex menu. She describes the menu as a chart listing sexual activities and allowing each person to select a yes, no, or maybe reaction to indicate their desire for those acts. She says that many people get to anal sex and say no or maybe, but Dr. Diana reminds us that anal play doesn’t have to involve a penis in an anus. She describes rimming, which can be accomplished by moving a clean, wet finger around the anus, which stimulates nerve endings to create a very pleasurable experience.Date NightsIn the second chapter of her book, Diana instructs couples to plan their date night at home. Under normal circumstances, she told people to have a date night one time every week, but with the forced closeness of the coronavirus quarantine, she believes having a date night twice per week is helpful. She says some of her patients believe that scheduling date nights would kill spontaneity, but Dr. Wiley argues that spontaneous sex is a Hollywood myth, and people need to put sex on the calendar. By scheduling sex, Diana claims that the partner with a lower sex drive can feel relieved because they know they won’t have to have sex until the marked day, which allows her to prepare herself for sex by reading romance novels, taking long baths, masturbating, or doing anything else that can increase her sexual enthusiasm. When that time comes, Dr. Diana believes that giving massages is a great way to start any sex session, because it allows both parties to be relaxed.Dr. Wiley recommends that both partners discuss what they want from the evening. She claims that being sensual, considering all of our senses, is particularly helpful. She does admit there are limits to her book and her methods when she explains that resolving mental health issues and relationship tensions are necessary before increasing touch, as sex and romance are only truly effective for people who like each other.Seven Secrets for Sensational Sex1. Take care of yourself first. If you’re uncomfortable during sex, she advises telling your partner and making the sex better by avoiding discomfort.2. Maintain and respect boundaries. She asserts the value of boundaries, saying it’s important to discuss what you do and don’t like, and to avoid pressuring each other into performing undesired sex acts.3. Communicate openly and directly. Dr. Diana reminds us that no communication is clearer than spoken words.4. Don’t take anything personally. The doctor informs us that sometimes people aren’t in the mood for sex or specific sex acts. She reminds us that there are any number of reasons this could happen, and it’s unwise to presume it has anything to do with you.5. Focus on your partner’s pleasure. Diana’s husband expresses this as, “Worship your woman, and the goddess will reward you.” Though the phrase is gendered, Diana assures us the sentiment applies to men and women alike.6. Don’t take each other for granted. Dr. Wiley says that expressing praise for your partner and growing in gratitude every day is a great method to cultivate life satisfaction and marital bliss.7. Let go. Diana mentions that many women are very inhibited, which limits their ability to explore new things and enjoy sex. In her practice, as marijuana is legal in her state, she often recommends the substance as a method of pushing through inhibitions and having fun. She says that alcohol can serve a similar purpose, but it’s more harmful and not as useful. BackgroundDiana Wiley, Ph.D., is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a board-certified sex therapist, and a gerontologist. With over thirty years of experience helping clients navigate problems in their sex and love lives, she currently works with clients in her office in Seattle, WA, and via online telehealth sessions. With her radio show on Progressive Radio Network, “Love, Lust, and Laughter” she’s been reaching additional listeners and helping more people for a decade. She’s published two studies in medical journals on aging and sexuality and was appointed as a Clinton Presidential Delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Aging. Dr. Wiley is a skilled speaker and has given lectures and presentations on Aging and Sexuality in Amsterdam, Paris, Spain, Japan, India, and at many US conferences. Recently she became the author of a book to help people stuck in quarantine called Love in the Time of Corona: Advice from a Sex Therapist for Couples in Quarantine.Resources for Diana Wiley, PhDhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B088TSNSPM/https://www.deardrdiana.com/https://drdianawiley.com/More info:Book and New Course – https://sexwithoutstress.comWeb – https://www.intimacywithease.com/Sex Health Quiz – http://sexhealthquiz.com/Better Sex with Jessa Zimmermanhttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/better-sex/Better Sex with Jessa Zimmermanhttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/better-sex/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/129-sex-during-quarantine-dr-diana-wiley

Business Innovators Radio
129: Sex During Quarantine – Dr. Diana Wiley

Business Innovators Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2020 45:31


Jessa and Diana feel compelled to note that this episode of the Better Sex Podcast was recorded on June 1, 2020. Diana suggests that quarantine’s stress of forced togetherness is hard for many couples. But in addition to that, she talks about how the recent murder of a black man by police has provoked riots in cities across the country, a political firestorm that only adds to the stress people are feeling during the quarantine.The Rebirth of Ourselves and our LoversReferring to the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Dr. Diana saw the free time with our families as an opportunity to grant our relationships a second birth. She tells us that many couples haven’t had sex in a long time, and many have never been especially intimate with their partners. She recognizes both states as challenges that must be overcome to rekindle love and sex in relationships. That’s the reason she gives for publishing her book and the relationship-building tools that fill its pages.Health Benefits of SexDr. Diana educates us about the many benefits of sex and intimacy, telling us that having sex or touching your partner is scientifically shown to reduce stress. In her practice, she tells us she often recommends massage to her clients as a method to reconnect because massage lowers cortisol and adrenaline levels when certain pressure points are stimulated on the body. She also teaches that touch, especially sex and orgasms, relieves stress by releasing oxytocin, a neurochemical which increases bonding, is a natural sedative, and increases empathy.Even masturbation reduces stress and has positive effects on health, Dr. Diana assures us. More surprisingly, Diana discusses that there are nonsexual self-touch exercises that also reduce stress and improve health. Unfortunately, she admits that unlike sex with someone else, the body does not release oxytocin during masturbation.When it comes to how sex impacts the rest of people’s lives, Diana and her husband like to say, “It’s fun, it’s free, and it’s the fountain of youth,” about sex because having sex dramatically increases the feeling of vitality regardless of biological age.Salvaging and Reigniting Broken RelationshipsDr. Diana claims to have written her book primarily to enrich people whose relationships are already doing well but want to take their intimacy to the next level. However, she acknowledges that some people are quarantined with unsuitable or violent partners, while others are cohabiting with a partner that they intended to break up with before the quarantine put the brakes on that process. For couples who were planning to break up, Dr Wiley suggests they come together and have a conversation about whether their relationship is worth salvaging.For people who want to salvage or restore their relationship, she says the process of reigniting relationships begins with a conversation about what each person wants from the relationship. To help couples reconnect physically, she describes writing about lots of nonsexual touch exercises. After they become comfortable touching, Diana explains that they can set achievable goals like becoming great at kissing or having a make-out session. She says these actions and discussions can help reveal hidden desires and build the confidence needed to enter the marital bed and take time with sex. Dr Diana claims that the change in pace should increase the quality of their sex life. She reminds us that women tend to need twenty minutes of foreplay, oral sex, and penetration to reach orgasm and receive all the benefits of sex. She offers tools to accomplish this in her book.Touching with Your Clothes OnIn her book, Diana encourages couples to assess the intimacy of their relationship when they’re not having sex. She argues that couples probably don’t feel closer when they’re just watching TV together, which is why she supports intentionality about touch and connecting. She knows that not all families physically demonstrate affection, but believes that touching and hugs are irreplaceable glue for relationships. In her book, she writes that a seven-second kiss or a fifteen-second hug is enough to release oxytocin and create meaningful bonding on a daily basis.The Sex MenuOne of the tools in Dr. Diana’s book is what she calls a sex menu. She describes the menu as a chart listing sexual activities and allowing each person to select a yes, no, or maybe reaction to indicate their desire for those acts. She says that many people get to anal sex and say no or maybe, but Dr. Diana reminds us that anal play doesn’t have to involve a penis in an anus. She describes rimming, which can be accomplished by moving a clean, wet finger around the anus, which stimulates nerve endings to create a very pleasurable experience.Date NightsIn the second chapter of her book, Diana instructs couples to plan their date night at home. Under normal circumstances, she told people to have a date night one time every week, but with the forced closeness of the coronavirus quarantine, she believes having a date night twice per week is helpful. She says some of her patients believe that scheduling date nights would kill spontaneity, but Dr. Wiley argues that spontaneous sex is a Hollywood myth, and people need to put sex on the calendar. By scheduling sex, Diana claims that the partner with a lower sex drive can feel relieved because they know they won’t have to have sex until the marked day, which allows her to prepare herself for sex by reading romance novels, taking long baths, masturbating, or doing anything else that can increase her sexual enthusiasm. When that time comes, Dr. Diana believes that giving massages is a great way to start any sex session, because it allows both parties to be relaxed.Dr. Wiley recommends that both partners discuss what they want from the evening. She claims that being sensual, considering all of our senses, is particularly helpful. She does admit there are limits to her book and her methods when she explains that resolving mental health issues and relationship tensions are necessary before increasing touch, as sex and romance are only truly effective for people who like each other.Seven Secrets for Sensational Sex1. Take care of yourself first. If you’re uncomfortable during sex, she advises telling your partner and making the sex better by avoiding discomfort.2. Maintain and respect boundaries. She asserts the value of boundaries, saying it’s important to discuss what you do and don’t like, and to avoid pressuring each other into performing undesired sex acts.3. Communicate openly and directly. Dr. Diana reminds us that no communication is clearer than spoken words.4. Don’t take anything personally. The doctor informs us that sometimes people aren’t in the mood for sex or specific sex acts. She reminds us that there are any number of reasons this could happen, and it’s unwise to presume it has anything to do with you.5. Focus on your partner’s pleasure. Diana’s husband expresses this as, “Worship your woman, and the goddess will reward you.” Though the phrase is gendered, Diana assures us the sentiment applies to men and women alike.6. Don’t take each other for granted. Dr. Wiley says that expressing praise for your partner and growing in gratitude every day is a great method to cultivate life satisfaction and marital bliss.7. Let go. Diana mentions that many women are very inhibited, which limits their ability to explore new things and enjoy sex. In her practice, as marijuana is legal in her state, she often recommends the substance as a method of pushing through inhibitions and having fun. She says that alcohol can serve a similar purpose, but it’s more harmful and not as useful. BackgroundDiana Wiley, Ph.D., is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a board-certified sex therapist, and a gerontologist. With over thirty years of experience helping clients navigate problems in their sex and love lives, she currently works with clients in her office in Seattle, WA, and via online telehealth sessions. With her radio show on Progressive Radio Network, “Love, Lust, and Laughter” she’s been reaching additional listeners and helping more people for a decade. She’s published two studies in medical journals on aging and sexuality and was appointed as a Clinton Presidential Delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Aging. Dr. Wiley is a skilled speaker and has given lectures and presentations on Aging and Sexuality in Amsterdam, Paris, Spain, Japan, India, and at many US conferences. Recently she became the author of a book to help people stuck in quarantine called Love in the Time of Corona: Advice from a Sex Therapist for Couples in Quarantine.Resources for Diana Wiley, PhDhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B088TSNSPM/https://www.deardrdiana.com/https://drdianawiley.com/More info:Book and New Course – https://sexwithoutstress.comWeb – https://www.intimacywithease.com/Sex Health Quiz – http://sexhealthquiz.com/Better Sex with Jessa Zimmermanhttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/better-sex/Better Sex with Jessa Zimmermanhttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/better-sex/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/129-sex-during-quarantine-dr-diana-wiley

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - Merck's History of Crimes and Misdemeanors - 06.01.20

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2020 54:21


Merck's History of Crimes and Misdemeanors   Richard Gale and Gary Null Progressive Radio Network, June 1, 2020 Which private corporation has likely been responsible for the deaths of more innocent people than any terrorist organization or military regime change in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and elsewhere?  For us, the answer is evident:  Merck and Company. Iatraogenic medicine, or medical error, is now the third leading cause of death in the US after cardiovascular disease and cancer. The majority of these deaths are caused by FDA approved drugs' adverse effects and from patients taking multiple medications without thorough clinical research to determine the safety of their synergistic effects.  Consequently our health agencies' oversight and monitoring of drugs on the market is dismal.    One of the worst corporate deals the US government may have ever made in modern history was to acquire the American subsidiary of the German pharmaceutical firm Merck and Company during the first world war. Later in 1953, Merck acquired a competitive drug maker Sharp and Dohme, thereby establishing itself as America's largest drug developer and manufacturer. Since then this corporate Medusa has ensnared thirteen other drug firms, including Scherring Plough, which it acquired for $41 billion. The two pharmaceutical giants had earned $47 billion in combined sales at the time the merger was finalized in 2009.   Merck's life of criminal behavior was observed back in the 1970s. In 1975, it was busted by the SEC for illegal payments to foreign government officials from "approximately" 36 nations. The scam was orchestrated through personal bank accounts with the sole purpose of advancing drug approvals through foreign nations' regulatory medical agencies.     One of the largest frauds in recent medical history was the company's anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx that resulted in fines above $4.8 billion for causing over a minimum 60,000 deaths from sudden heart attacks and over 120,000 serious medical injuries. At its height, Vioxx was earning over $2 billion in revenues annually and it is estimated that 25 million patients were prescribed the medication. The securities class action suit against the company alone reached $1 billion, placing it in the top 15 securities lawsuits in US corporate history. The centerpiece of the crime was Merck's intentional withholding of scientific data about the drug's adverse cardiovascular side effects.    Years after the settlement, Ron Unz, the publisher of The American Conservative, undertook his own investigation to validate Vioxx's death toll. Analyzing the drug's adverse effects over a longer time period, Unz estimated Merck may have been responsible for nearly half a million premature deaths in elderly patients, the drug's primary target group. That is roughly the same number of total civilian, military and terrorist deaths from the US's military escapades in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan combined.    Merck's settlement of 47,000 pending lawsuits for personal injuries and 265 class action cases was a small pittance for the harm Vioxx left in its wake. Merck executives were never properly punished for willingly concealing the drug's dangers in order to assure FDA approval.    In Australia, Merck's efforts to increase Vioxx profits employed other forms of malfeasance. The Australian government launched a class action suit against the drug maker on charges that employees schemed a fake scientific paper that was ghostwritten for a medical journal in order to put Vioxx into a positive light. Testimonies during the trial stated data was completely based upon "wishful thinking." Merck also founded the peer-reviewed journal Australasian Journal of Bone and Joint Medicine. The journal was a fraud; it was not properly peer-reviewed and its primary purpose was to promote Vioxx on the Australian continent.    Moreover, the class action lawsuit contained Merck emails accessed by Australian officials. The company's internal communications ordered select employees to draft up a hit list of physicians who were critical of Vioxx. According to the documents, these physicians were targeted to be "neutralized" or "discredited." Some, including Dr. James Fries at Sanford University's medical school, were clinical investigators who happened to speak out about the drug's shortcomings. One email said, "We may need to seek them out and destroy them where they live..."     Efforts to target critics for harassment is not limited to Merck. Earlier, Monsanto earned a similar reputation. The Monsanto's parent company Bayer had to release a public apology for the discovery of a Monsanto hit list of 200 French journalists and politicians who opposed glyphosate and its GMO crops. It has acted similarly in other countries including the US, according to veteran journalist Carey Gillam.  The list originated from the multinational public relations firm Fleishman Hillard. Merck has also employed Fleishman Hillard as well as Monsanto's other notorious PR firm Ketchum. One of Merck's Executive Directors, Ian McConnell, earlier served as a vice president at Fleishman. The PR firm's senior adviser on healthcare Dr. Lukas Pfister, was at Merck for 25 years in its government affairs unit. Merck's revolving door is not limited to our federal health agencies, but also fully infiltrates some of the world's most shadowy international PR firms that specialize in whitewashing the public images of executive elites, corporations and in the case of the PR firm Burson-Marsteller even dictators. Following the Vioxx case, Merck had hired B-Marsteller to clean up its public image. MSNBC reported back in 2009, "When evil needs public relations, evil has Burson-Marsteller on speed dial."   But Merck's efforts to conceal the dangers of its products, falsify data about drugs' efficacy and safety and exaggeration of medical claims go back sixty years. In the 1960s, the FDA discovered that the drug maker's arthritis medication Indocin had not been properly tested for efficacy and its adverse effects were being completely ignored.  In the 1970s, Merck's drug dietheylstilbestrol (DES) prescribed for the prevention of miscarriages caused a flurry of vaginal cancer cases and other gynecological disorders. Merck had all along known that DES was carcinogenic based upon its own animal clinical trials. In 2007, its cholesterol drug Zetia was shown to increase liver disease. Again Merck had known about Zetia's liver risks but withheld the clinical trial's damning results.    It would also appear that Merck has managed to hijack US courts as well. This includes an early 2019 ruling by Trump's corporate-friendly US Supreme Court to side with the drug maker and squash hundreds of lawsuits for failing to issue warnings that its osteoporosis drug Fosamax's may contribute to debilitating bone breaks. A federal court in California found that Merck committed perjury for lying in a patent infringement case against Gilead Sciences over the latter's blockbuster Hepatitis C drug Sovaldi. The judge ruled that Merck carried out a "systematic and outrageous deception in conjunction with unethical business practices and litigation misconduct."  It turned out that Merck's patent claims were a sham and orchestrated by its legal division.   Besides pushing through the FDA dangerous medications onto the market, the company has also found itself in the courtroom on many occasions for price-fixing, routinely defrauding and overbilling states' Medicare and Medicaid programs, and violating the Anti-Kickback Statute. In 2006, the IRS went after Merck for owing almost $2 billion in back taxes. According to the Wall Street Journal, Merck partnered with a British bank to create an offshore subsidiary in tax-friendly Bermuda to divert taxable revenue on its bestselling cholesterol drugs Zocor and Mevacor through a patent scheme. The company ran the operation for ten years before the FDA uncovered the racket.    Merck is America's leading vaccine manufacturer. Despite public perception and the ruse that vaccines are somehow safer and more effective than pharmaceutical drugs in general, it is the same industry and corporate culture that manufactures both them. Currently Merck markets vaccines for Haemophilus B, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B (individually and in combination), human papilomavirus (Gardasil), Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), pneumococcal, rotavirus, varicella (chickenpox) and Zoster virus (for shingles). More recently it has jumped into the coronavirus vaccine race. In 2010, Merck obtained exclusive rights to MassBiologics vaccine portfolio. The consequence is that Merck's Adult Vaccine Portfolio expanded to include 9 of the 10 vaccines on the CDC's adult immunization schedule. The company now holds almost a full monopoly on the government's vaccines    On its website, the FDA assures the public that "Vaccines, as with all products regulated by the FDA, undergo a rigorous review of laboratory and clinical data to ensure the safety, efficacy, purity and potency of these products."  However, except for Gardasil, not a single one of Merck's vaccines has ever been tested in a scientifically viable double-blinded placebo controlled trial. In each case, the placebo in the control group was not inert, such as the use of sterile saline. Rather Merck only tested the vaccine with the viral component against a faux placebo containing the same ingredients, including aluminum, but minus the virus. Known as a "carrier solution," the standard scientific protocol does not designate it as a proper placebo for measuring the efficacy and disease risks of a drug. And in the case of Gardasil, the trial was statistical trickery to mask Gardasil's adverse effects. Therefore the FDA's claim is patently false. None of Merck's vaccines have ever undergone a "rigorous review" prior to regulatory approval.    Although not completely innocent from internal unfairness and conflicts of interest, the Cochrane Database Collaboration arguably remains the most reliable resource for analysis of drugs, vaccines and medical devices in the evidence-based medical establishment. In its 2016 analysis of Merck's human papillomavirus vaccine Gardasil, the investigators were so alarmed they filed a complaint against the European Medical Agency for failing to adequately assess the vaccine's neurological harms.    As we have recently witnessed with Monsanto's Roundup and Bayer's settlement of $10 billion to cover 80,000 lawsuits, Gardasil may very well become the company's Achilles heel. The Gardasil scandal may very well begin to topple the vaccine regime and raise the public's already increasing awareness and distrust in the official mantra that vaccines are safe and effective. The development, scientific rationale, fraudulent clinical trials and data reporting, and inside negotiations with federal health officials to market the vaccine to pre-teen and teen girls and boys, is a story riddled with misconduct. Today it is Merck's third largest revenue-generating drug after its cancer drug Keytruda and diabetes drug Januvia, earning $3.1 billion in 2018. Its MMR vaccine is fifth having earned $1.8 billion. Gardasil's success has nothing to do with the prevention of an urgent national health need. Instead it was a business strategy through Merck's influence over our nation's regulatory agencies and state politicians whose election campaigns it funds.    In 2018, a French oncologist, Dr. Gerard Delepine, stumbled upon a correlation between the increase of cervical cancer rates with the rising rates of Gardasil vaccinations. Delepine also compared France, which was deliberating on whether to mandate HPV vaccination, with other countries that relied upon pap smears as a preventative measure against cervical cancer. He observed that in all countries that prioritized pap smears, cervical cancer rates were decreasing; whereas, in those countries with higher HPV vaccination compliance, the rates increased. In his letter to the French government in defiance of Merck's lobbying efforts, Delephine stated:   "A compulsory health measure should not be based on faith in vaccination or hidden conflicts of interest, but on proven facts, verifiable by every citizen. However, the facts established by the official records of cancer registries show that HPV vaccination does not protect against invasive cancer of the cervix, but seems rather to maintain its frequency at a high level and sometimes even increase it."   An article published in the French journal Agoravox noted that other national health ministries are coming around to acknowledge that Gardasil is an extremely unsafe vaccine. Japan, Austria and Denmark no longer promote it due to is trail of injuries with fatal consequences. Public demonstrations against Merck's Gardasil have occurred in Japan, Colombia, and Ireland.    Yet none of these efforts to warn the public about Gardasil's risks have reached the American media. Hopefully this may change. Medical researchers at the University of South Alabama presented their paper at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology's annual conference. There is great disparity between HPV vaccine compliance across Alabama counties, which range anywhere between 33 and 66 percent. Yet the epidemiological data suggests there is no evidence that Gardasil lowered cancer rates in counties with higher vaccine uptake. Moreover, there is zero chance of pre-teens and teens getting cervical cancer. The average age for the onset of the cancer is 50 years. Nor has the vaccine been on the market long enough to determine whether it protects a woman when she reaches even close to that age. Its product insert for physicians states the vaccine "may not result in protection in all vaccine recipients" and it "has not been demonstrated to prevent HPV-related CIN 2/3 [abnormal pre-cancerous cervical cells] or worse in women older than 26 years of age." Consequently, there is no scientific rationale for states to mandate the HPV vaccine for schoolchildren let alone even vaccinating them in the first place. In addition, the federal agencies and Merck market the vaccine under a false pretext that HPV infection is the leading cause of cervical cancer; correctly, only a third of cervical cancer cases are caused by the virus.    Robert Kennedy Jr is currently taking steps to sue Merck over the Gardasil deception. Merck's first effort to have the class action suit dismissed was overturned by the court. Kennedy's in-depth investigations through his Children's Health Defense organization has uncovered evidence that the vaccine increases birth defects in children conceived of HPV-vaccinated moms; miscarriages have increased 2000 percent above normal, and girls are experiencing serious reproductive complications, including infertility, at approximately ten-fold above the normal rate. During an interview on the Progressive Radio Network, he noted that there was 10 times greater risk of dying from cervical cancer among Gardasil trial participants compared to the general public. There is a 10-fold increase for ovarian failure, and 1 in 37 girls who receive the vaccine will experience an autoimmune disease after 6 months of receiving the series of injections. When we consider that 1 in 37,000 women have a chance of dying from cervical cancer, it puts HPV vaccines into a completely different light. Sadly, across the nation, politicians from both sides of the aisle in state legislatures, notably Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York, are doing Merck's bidding to mandate Gardasil for all girls and boys upon entering school.    Based upon Kennedy's research and documents received from Freedom of Information Act filings, during Merck's own Gardasil clinical trials, 2.3 percent of girls and women between the ages of 9 through 26 developed a serious autoimmune disease and crippling neurological disorders within seven months of vaccination. Among the 10,700 who received the actual vaccine, 245 (2.3%) had an autoimmune disorder; among the 9,412 who received either an "AAHS Control" -- the aluminum hydrophosphate sulfate adjuvant solution with other ingredients minus the HPV virus vectors, there were 218 (2.3%) life-threatening injuries. The most frequent adverse effects were arthritis and anthropathy, autoimmune thyroiditis, celiac disease, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, Raynaud's Phenomenon, rheumatoid arthritis and uveitis. In other words, it was the aluminum adjuvant responsible for this enormous suffering. He stated during the Progressive Radio Network broadcast that according to Merck's own statistics, girls are one hundred times more likely to experience a serious adverse effect from the vaccine than to be protected from cervical cancer.    In a 2012 article published in the Journal of Law and Medical Ethics, researchers at the University of British Columbia wrote that ever since Gardasil was approved in 2006, Merck has engaged in an "overly aggressive marketing strategies and lobbying campaigns aimed at promoting Gardasil as a mandatory vaccine."  One strategy Merck has employed is to take advantage of FDA loopholes to fast track its drugs. In the case of its expanded Gardasil-9 for adults between the ages of 27 to 45, the company applied for fast tracking two days after the Journal of Toxicological and Environmental Health published a study that the HPV vaccine was lowering the probability of pregnancy for women in their 20s.   Unfortunately, the media has indiscriminately colluded with Merck's scam. Drug companies, according to Kennedy, pay $4.5 billion to the major media networks and publications to promote their drugs. And none of the media outlets are willing to sacrifice their profits for advertising drugs on moral and ethical grounds.    Another scandal erupted within Merck's vaccine business in 2010 after two whistleblowers gave testimony that the mumps' component in its Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine was based on fraudulent data about it's efficacy, and the company knowingly proceeded in order to corner the mumps vaccine market. Merck had been defrauding the US government, which purchases the MMR, for a decade. The government and the two Merck whistleblowers, virologists Stephen Krahling and Joan Wlochowski, filed a lawsuit against Merck for being in violation of the False Claims Act. According to the charges, Merck had "falsified its mumps vaccine test results to hit an efficacy rate of 95 percent. The company achieved this by adding "animal antibodies to a blood sample to give the impression of increased antibodies." This would certainly explain why mumps outbreaks in summer camps and on college campuses are found to occur among those vaccinated.    Merck's has gained enormous political and social influence over the national perception about vaccines.  One example is Merck's behind the scenes aggression against the flim Vaxxed.  When the documentary film was officially selected to screen during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan, we discovered in an earlier report that Merck left its fingerprints on the film's removal and censorship. The Alfred Sloan Foundation is the festival's largest sponsor; pro-vaccine advocate Bill Gates is also a notable contributor. One of the leading persons on the Foundation's board of trustees was Dr. Peter Kim.  Kim happens to be the former president of Merck's Research Laboratories who was directly responsible for the launch of Gardasil and Merck's other vaccines for the Zoster virus and rotavirus. The film presents a harsh indictment against Dr Julie Gerberding, the former head of the CDC who coordinated the cover up of data that confirmed thimerosal's role in the onset of autism. After managing the agency's operations to mine sweep the data and generate new manipulated studies with public funds to suggest thimerosal's safety, Gerberding accepted her reward from the pharmaceutical industry by becoming the head of Merck's vaccine division. In addition, according to the whistleblowing of a senior CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, Gerberding was responsible for destroying the CDC's research that showed African American boys were at a substantially higher risk of becoming autistic from Merck's MMR vaccine. Fortunately, Dr. Thompson, who was present during the order to shred documents, saved copies which he subsequently turned over to Congressman Bill Posy and an independent biologist Prof. Brian Hooker. Since then, Congress has failed to hold hearings.    All told, these examples of Merck's culture of greed, deception, political maneuvering and illegal aggression has collectively injured countless people. Merck is a global corporation. Its products, like Monsanto's glyphoste, are marketed globally. To better understand Merck, the company should be perceived foremost as a cash cow for Wall Street. Its prime directive is selling drugs; its history of misdemeanors and criminal activities should indicate the company holds little integrity in its commitment to prevent and treat disease. The full extent of the casualties from Merck's drugs and vaccines may never be properly calculated. For firms such as Merck and Monsanto, injuries and deaths are the necessary collateral damage of getting poorly tested products on the market and as fast as possible. A black box should be slapped on the Merck logo.    What is important at this moment is that many corporations are fast-tracking, without sufficient long-term animal and human clinical trials, Merck is now aggressively making efforts to beat out its competition with a Covid-19 vaccine.  Do we really want to trust such a company with this reputation with a Covid vaccine? Therefore we recommend people to support the efforts of Bobby Kennedy and the Children's Health Defense in its lawsuit against Merck's Gardasil. A victory may well weaken the entire edifice of vaccine pseudoscience and the public will realize that for decades it has been little more than a house of cards.

Psychedelics Today
Erik Davis - High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies

Psychedelics Today

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2020 86:51


In this episode, Joe and Kyle interview Erik Davis, Author of High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies. In the show they cover topics on La Chorrera, uncertainty, synchronicities and more. 3 Key Points: Erik is the Author of High Weirdness, a study of the spiritual provocations to be found in the work of Philip K. Dick, Terence McKenna, and Robert Anton Wilson. These 3 authors chart the emergence of a new psychedelic spirituality that arose from the American counterculture of the 1970s. Erik examines the published and unpublished writings of these thinkers as well as their own life-changing mystical experiences. Erik is America's leading scholar of high strangeness, and talks of synchronicities, uncertainty, and all things weird. Support the show Patreon Leave us a review on iTunes Share us with your friends – favorite podcast, etc Join our Facebook group - Psychedelics Today group – Find the others and create community. Navigating Psychedelics Show Notes About Erik Erik went into the PhD program and always wanted to write about Phillip K Dick He got a sense that he didn't want to spend 3 years in Phillip’s head He looked into the works of Phillip K Dick, Robert Anton Wilson, The McKenna brothers, etc He wanted to find a way to take their experiences seriously, without taking them literally The Book Much like understanding religious experiences, unpacking psychedelic experiences involves clinical analysis, free-thinking, pragmatism, and skepticism. “Creative insecurity is one of the greatest gifts of these compounds.” People want an answer, but maybe there isn’t always an answer. “There’s something else that’s going on that's more cosmic, and difficult in a lot of ways. I want to invite that difficulty in.” A large reason people have difficulty with uncertainty is because often, there are many “answers” right there, likely from someone trying to sell them something. Studying religion made Davis more critical of these “sellers,” but gave him much more sympathy and patience for religious people because of the fact that they’re seeking something. Davis’ favorite image for the idea of courage in trying to understand the unknown is that of a tight-rope walker. The tight-rope walker steps away from solid ground, and the only way to survive is to maintain balance. “There is a way of continuing to be reasonable, asking questions, respecting balance and homeostasis, even as you enter into really difficult situations.”  He wanted to tell these stories because “that’s what the weird is. [Psychedelic experiences] are great- they can be holy, they can be integrative, they can be healing, they can be unifying, they can be restoring- all those things are true, and they’re totally weird! And what are you going to do with that? You’re going to pretend that’s not there?” The healing part of psychedelics is great, but viewing psychedelics as a learning tool is equally as important. La Chorrera Erik says that it's the great story He says that no one had taken it seriously, and he wanted people to recognize what their work was, which was their experiences Its half science, and half a ritual It was a theater of transformation and novel experience The purpose is to avoid the traps of blaming it on psychosis, and look at it as a creative venture “I think a lot of us wrestling with psychedelics and visionary experiences have our own challenge of, how do we put these pieces together?” - Erik Uncertainty “I want to invite that difficulty in, it's not always love and light” - Erik When someone is uncomfortable, people just turn away from it, and they just live in this lie  Erik says he blames the culture and capitalist scene Because of uncertainty, there are so many experts ready to sell you something “The people who are seeking, I have more sympathy for. The people that are selling, I have less sympathy for” - Erik “If you keep the balance, you can go pretty far and not fall in” - Erik A lot of conspiracy theorists hand over their sovereign-ness “I know” gives you an answer We have reasons to distrust institutions It's good to have a dose of skepticism Conspiracy "Conspiracy theory is a concept that is and has been used to obfuscate real questions” but why do we put our trust in one entity over another? While some of this obviously comes from a growing level of distrust of the media and mainstream authority figures, a lot of it comes from people wanting to avoid “not knowing.” “I see a lot of conspiracy theorists just handing over their own sovereign 'not knowingness' and they can gain a false power of ‘knowing.’" Believing conspiracies gives people an answer and story, makes them feel both knowledgeable and a part of something (they’re an insider vs. all the others who don’t know what's going on), and they’re marginalized because they’re going against the mainstream system- they thrive in an “us-against-them” conflict.   Synchronicities Research synchronicity: “A lot of the synchronicities are actually just books talking to each other in weird and unexpected ways.”   We are pattern recognition machines on a spectrum. Not recognizing enough can make us viewed as cold and unemotional, but if we see a lot of patterns, we’re more open to paranormal or occult ideas. If we see too many, we may have mental issues.   These experiences happen, but Davis doesn’t believe there’s much more to it than that, as we are living in a mystery. “I enjoy the feelings associated with them, but in the same way that we do not “believe” great works of art, I don’t leave with some sense that I have now seen something that requires me to revise my worldview. The take-home prize is mystery.” Cults Erik says he can't write off people like Osho or Crowley Even if they may have caused abuse or bad things, they have done a lot of great things for humanity While misogynistic, creepy and cruel, it is rude to not recognize Crowley's contributions. And “when he was on, he was a great writer. Visionary literature.” Genesis P-Orridge said that cults are actually important to the development of humanity. Davis feels that cults can be like theatre- a creative director sets a stage and usually they’re the only one who knows everything that’s going on, there are practiced, learned scripts, some people like it, while others get screwed and hate it, etc. Cults are more complicated than people give them credit for, and are often seen more negatively because they disrupt families, particularly the role of a parents vs. the parental-like roles of cult leaders. But often, while not a popular opinion, good things can come out of cults. What's a cult? Its a creative director who sets the ‘stage’ and script that people learn etc Links Website High Weirdness Book About Erik Davis Davis was born during the Summer of Love within a stone’s throw of San Francisco. He grew up in North County, Southern California, and spent a decade on the East Coast, where he studied literature and philosophy at Yale and spent six years in the freelance trenches of Brooklyn and Manhattan before moving to San Francisco, where he currently resides. He is the author of four books: Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica (Yeti, 2010), The Visionary State: A Journey through California’s Spiritual Landscape (Chronicle, 2006), with photographs by Michael Rauner, and the 33 1/3 volume Led Zeppelin IV (Continuum, 2005). His first and best-known book remains TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information (Crown, 1998), a cult classic of visionary media studies that has been translated into five languages and recently republished by North Atlantic Press. He has contributed chapters on art, music, technoculture, and contemporary spirituality to over a dozen books. In addition to his many forewords and introductions, Davis has contributed articles and essays to a variety of periodicals. A vital speaker, Davis has given talks at universities, media art conferences, and festivals around the world. He has taught seminars at the UC Berkeley, UC Davis, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and Rice University, as well as workshops at the New York Open Center and Esalen. He has been interviewed by CNN, NPR, the New York Times, and the BBC, and appeared in numerous documentaries. He has hosted the podcast Expanding Mind on the Progressive Radio Network since 2010, and earned his PhD in Religious Studies from Rice University in 2015. Get a 30 day free audible trial at audibletrial.com/psychedelicstoday

Truthiverse with Brendan D. Murphy
Episode 2: David Crowe | Coronavirus, Suppressed Medical Science and the Infectious Myth

Truthiverse with Brendan D. Murphy

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2020 97:07


It was my absolute pleasure to kick off my official Truthiverse interviews with David Crowe. David has a background in biology and is a telecommunications consultant, environmentalist, writer and critic of science and medicine. He is also the host of The Infectious Myth on the Progressive Radio Network (http://prn.fm). David's story: David graduated in Biology and Mathematics from a Canadian University in the late 1970s. His thesis about two plant species hybridizing into a third, crystallized his awareness that even the concept of “species”, the foundation of his chosen field of taxonomy, was imprecise and somewhat arbitrary. Later he became fascinated by questions about whether HIV really did cause AIDS and, then, about whether HIV even existed. This led him to investigate several other disease paradigms, finding that in every case there was an environmental explanation that was more compelling that the official dogma. With a high tech day job, he was able to pursue his scientific interests without fear of losing a position, the ability to publish, or the ability to get grants. Not being able to preach behind the safety of a PhD, David simply uses his mammoth research database to put the data in front of you, so that you have the tools you need to decide whether entrenched disease dogmas, and other scientific sureties, are really as solid as we are told. David hails from Calgary in Canada and is rarely caught on the front side of a camera, but often on the back. He is founder of the Alberta Reappraising AIDS Society, is on the advisory council of Another Look and is responsible for creating the JusticeForEJ.com site. In 2008 he was appointed President of Rethinking AIDS, a position he still holds. His excellent and highly recommended research and writing on the coronavirus 2020 situation can be found at https://theinfectiousmyth.com/book/CoronavirusPanic.pdf You'll Learn: In this episode David and I discuss some of the "secret" history of epidemics and dig into the facts that are suppressed by government and mainstream media as a matter of policy. David's expertise allows us to shed light on a confusing, multi-layered situation with many competing opinions. We talk "covid-19", SARS, HIV, and why the foundations of modern virus theory are much more fragile than we have been led to believe. You won't believe your ears when you find out what the medical system conveniently "forgot" to tell you about many of our supposedly most dangerous "contagious" diseases. This wide-ranging conversation provides crucial background and context to see covid-19 in a whole new light. Thanks for being here and welcome to Brendan’s Truthiverse and please remember to subscribe, leave a rating and review on iTunes and share this important material around. Together we win. Find Brendan’s highly praised book/s at https://brendandmurphy.com/the-grand-illusion/ "A masterpiece...The Grand Illusion is mind-blowing." - Sol Luckman, author of Potentiate Your DNA "...the rare non-fiction book that is actually hard to put down" - Eileen McKusick, author of Tuning the Human Biofield "The Chomsky of the spiritual movement." - Alistair Larmour Watch his free masterclass How to Evolve Yourself (without hard work, meditation, or spending thousands) here: http://evolveyourself.live Special Guest: David Crowe.

Wider View Radio Podcast
Dr. Jack Rasmus on the Scourge of Neoliberalism

Wider View Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2020 41:34


I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Jack Rasmus to Wider View. Jack has a Ph.D in Political Economy and teaches economics at St. Mary’s College in California.  He is the author of a number of books including “Central Bankers at the End of Their Ropes: Monetary Policy and the Coming Depression”, “Systemic Fragility in the Global Economy”, “Obama’s Economy: Recovery for the Few” and his latest, “The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy from Reagan to Trump”.  Jack is also host of a weekly radio show called Alternative Visions on the Progressive Radio Network.  You can follow him on Twitter at @drjackrasmus  

It's All About Food
It's All About Food - 11th Anniversary Show! Nourishing the Soul as Well as the Body March 24, 2020

It's All About Food

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2020 59:50


Hartglass & De Mattei, Nourishing the Soul as Well as the BodyIt’s the 11th Anniversary of the IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD show on the Progressive Radio Network. Caryn Hartglass and Gary De Mattei bring you updates and tips to keep your immune system strong and calm your anxiety during the pandemic. Below are links to articles, interviews, businesses and recipes mentioned in the show.1. Bilal’s Easy Kale2. Go Organic NYC, “Pick Your Own” Organic Produce, delivered to your doorstep.3. Allergy to Peas, Pea Protein Isolate4. Help save school nutrition standards. Deadline extended to April 225. Dean Ornish and Anne Ornish, Undo It! Jan 2019 interview on IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD.6. Pandemic Pasta Primavera recipe. 

The Higherside Chats
David Crowe | Coronavirus COVID-19: The Risks, The Testing, & The Treatments

The Higherside Chats

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2020 100:19


A big THC welcome to David Crowe. He's a telecommunications consultant, environmentalist, writer and critic of science and medicine. He was one of the founders of the Alberta Greens (Green Party of Alberta), edited their newsletter for over a decade, was the party’s president until October 2004, and the party’s Chief Financial Officer until December 2008. I He also was founder of the Alberta Reappraising AIDS Society, am on the advisory council of AnotherLook and created the JusticeForEJ.com site. In 2008 he was appointed President of Rethinking AIDS, a position he still holds. He is also co-host and co-founder of the podcast, How Positive Are You?, and the host of The Infectious Myth on the Progressive Radio Network (prn.fm). Watch his presentation Rethink All Viruses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=331qt-HJQI0&t= Read his paper on Coronavirus: http://theinfectiousmyth.com/book/CoronavirusPanic.pdf  

Progressive Commentary Hour
Progressive Commentary Hour - Corona & FED's $1.5 trillion injection into overnight lenders

Progressive Commentary Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2020 58:25


Ellen Brown is an economist and attorney in Los Angeles and founder of the Public Banking Institute – a non profit economic venture to develop viable, sustainable solutions to America’s banking crises by promoting people-owned state and community banks. In 2015 she ran as the Green Party candidate for California State’s Treasurer. Ellen has written extensively about the private financial cartels and the Federal Reserve. Her book, “The Public Bank Solution: From Austerity to Prosperity”, introduces a safe soluble public banking alternative to the credit-based system of the current big banks. Her writings also frequently appear on the website of the Center for Global Research, where she is a research associate.  She is the host of the radio program “Its Our Money”, heard every Wednesday at 3 pm here on the Progressive Radio Network, and her website is  EllenBrown.com

Ten Laws with East Forest
Erik Davis - Technology, Practice, and the Weird (#64)

Ten Laws with East Forest

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2019 79:06


Erik Davis is an author, scholar and connoisseur of the weird. He’s spent over 20 years exploring fringe movements, occult covens and liminal cyberspaces, finding some time in between to become one of the world’s leading authorities on West Coast American counter-culture, writing about everything from California’s alternative spiritual groups to Burning Man. Davis was born during the Summer of Love within a stone’s throw of San Francisco. He grew up in North County, Southern California, and spent a decade on the East Coast, where he studied literature and philosophy at Yale and spent six years in the freelance trenches of Brooklyn and Manhattan before moving to San Francisco, where he currently resides. He is the author of four books: Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica (Yeti, 2010), The Visionary State: A Journey through California’s Spiritual Landscape (Chronicle, 2006), with photographs by Michael Rauner, and the 33 1/3 volume Led Zeppelin IV (Continuum, 2005). His first and best-known book remains TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information (Crown, 1998), a cult classic of visionary media studies that has been translated into five languages and recently republished by North Atlantic Press. He has contributed chapters on art, music, technoculture, and contemporary spirituality to over a dozen books, including Suzanne Treister’s HFT: The Gardener(Black Dog), Future Matters: the Persistence of Philip K. Dick (Palgrave), Sound Unbound: Writings on Contemporary Multimedia and Music Culture (MIT, 2008), AfterBurn: Reflections on Burning Man (University of New Mexico, 2005), Rave Ascension (Routledge, 2003), and Zig Zag Zen (Chronicle, 2002). In addition to his many forewords and introductions, Davis has contributed articles and essays to a variety of periodicals, including Bookforum, Arthur, Artforum, Slate, Salon, Gnosis, Rolling Stone, the LA Weekly, Spin, Wired and the Village Voice. A vital speaker, Davis has given talks at universities, media art conferences, and festivals around the world. He has taught seminars at the UC Berkeley, UC Davis, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and Rice University, as well as workshops at the New York Open Center and Esalen. He has been interviewed by CNN, NPR, the New York Times, and the BBC, and appeared in numerous documentaries, as well as in Craig Baldwin’s underground film Specters of the Spectrum. He wrote the libretto for and performed in “How to Survive the Apocalypse,” a Burning Man-inspired rock opera. He has hosted the podcast Expanding Mind on the Progressive Radio Network since 2010, and earned his PhD in Religious Studies from Rice University in 2015. techgnosis.com eastforest.org/podcast

Last Born In The Wilderness
Michael Sliwa & [RS]: Are We Doomy Enough For You?

Last Born In The Wilderness

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2019 11:23


This is a segment of episode #196 of Last Born In The Wilderness “We're Doomed!: Of Our Elaborate Plans, The End w/ Michael Sliwa & [RS].” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWrobmike In this segment of my discussion with [RS], host of [MF] on the Progressive Radio Network, and Michael Sliwa, former co-host of Nature Bats Last and the author of 'Chasing A Different Carrot: A Manifesto For The Predicament Of Privilege,’ we examine the overwhelm many are feeling in trying to navigate through our times of overlapping social, economic, ecological, and political crises. As more and more people become increasingly aware of the converging crises we face on this planet — whether that be of global ecological collapse, intensifying climate disruption, escalating social and political fragmentation, rising authoritarianism (in the United States and abroad), and the looming possibility of war breaking out between the United States and other global players (Iran, Venezuela, China, etc) — to anticipate a way out of this seems more unrealistic by the day. Whatever stability that we, the privileged global minority in the industrialized or “developed” world, have experienced up to the present moment continues to fracture. Understandably, we seek support and meaning in these times, and we look to other like-minded individuals to make us feel a little less insane for experiencing grief, anxiety, and despair in response to these crises. This discussion with Mike and [RS], in part, focuses on the flaws, as well as the overwhelmingly positive attributes, of the various groups and communities that have formed in response to the challenge of finding the others. Michael Sliwa is a former co-host of Nature Bats Last on PRN, is the author of 'Chasing A Different Carrot: A Manifesto For The Predicament Of Privilege.' Follow his work: https://michaelsliwa.wordpress.com WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

Last Born In The Wilderness
#196 | We're Doomed!: Of Our Elaborate Plans, The End w/ Michael Sliwa & [RS]

Last Born In The Wilderness

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2019 93:54


INTRO: 8:48 | OUTRO: 1:26:31 In this episode, I speak with Michael Sliwa and [RS]. [RS] is the host of [MF] on the Progressive Radio Network, and Michael is the former co-host of Nature Bats Last and the author of 'Chasing A Different Carrot: A Manifesto For The Predicament Of Privilege,’ and in this lively discussion between the three of us we examine the overwhelm many are feeling in trying to navigate through our times of overlapping social, economic, ecological, and political complexities. I feel incredibly fortunate to have had this discussion with these two men, and to share it with you all. As more and more people become increasingly aware of the converging crises we face on this planet — whether that be of global ecological collapse, intensifying climate disruption, escalating social and political fragmentation, rising authoritarianism (in the United States and abroad), and the looming possibility of war breaking out between the United States and other global players (Iran, Venezuela, China, etc) — to anticipate a way out of this seems more unrealistic by the day. Whatever stability that we, the privileged global minority in the industrialized or “developed” world, have experienced up to the present moment continues to fracture. Understandably, we seek support and meaning in these times, and we look to other like-minded individuals to make us feel a little less insane for experiencing grief, anxiety, and despair in response to these crises. This discussion with Mike and [RS], in part, focuses on the flaws, as well as the overwhelmingly positive attributes, of the various groups and communities that have formed in response to the challenge of finding the others. We discuss these subjects, and much more, in this episode. Michael Sliwa is a former co-host of Nature Bats Last on PRN, is the author of 'Chasing A Different Carrot: A Manifesto For The Predicament Of Privilege.' [RS] is the host of [MF] on PRN. Episode Notes: - In this episode we give a special shoutout to Wendy Bandurski, an admin for the Near Term Human Extinction LOVE Facebook group. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NTHELOVE/ - Learn more about Mike’s work: https://michaelsliwa.wordpress.com - The song featured in this episode is “The End” by The Doors from their self-titled album. WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/lastbornpodcast DROP ME A LINE: Call (208) 918-2837 or http://bit.ly/LBWfiledrop EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/patterns.of.behavior

Pan-African Journal
Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

Pan-African Journal

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2019 180:00


Listen to the Sun. May 12, 2019 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the recently-held national parliamentary and presidential elections in the Republic of South Africa where the ruling African National Congress (ANC) won the poll by a more than 2 to 1 margin; Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he is looking forward to continuiing to work with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa; a Nigerian militia has liberated hundreds of children kidnapped by the Boko Haram group in the north of the country; and another attack took place at a Catholic Church in Burkina Faso. In the second and third hours we rebroadcast interviews with host Abayomi Azikiwe from KPFA's Africa Today and Leid Stories on the Progressive Radio Network from Aug.-Sept. 2018.

Organic Gardener Podcast
Creating a Greener Planet | The 2019 Organic Gardener Podcast Challenge

Organic Gardener Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2019 11:09


I feel like I haven’t explained exactly what is the big difference between the Free Garden Course itself and the 2019 Challenge that is worth $37.00? So the Challenge will officially start Monday, I want to give Progressive Radio Network listeners one more time to explain exactly what the challenge is enough. And really there is not that much! EXCEPT when you complete the 2019 OGP Challenge One if you live in the United States and you sign up for the challenge and you are one of the first 25 people, you will get a hard copy of the book and a hard copy of the garden journal delivered to you! When Mike reads it I know it’s good! And it keeps the checklists all together.   Remember you can get the  (https://amzn.to/2P8bRKo) You can   download the first 30 days here  (https://mikesgreengarden.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/2018calendarjanuary.pdf)   while you’re waiting for it to come in the mail.  Free Garden Course Workbook (https://amzn.to/2BPa5JU) Garden Journal (https://amzn.to/2U1OeG8) And the bonus journal will allow you to write in all year! First I will make a case for learning something with an instructor versus studying on your own. When I learned to play the guitar, my growth accelerated at a rapid pace when I started to take lessons overnight compared to the first couple of years I just tried to figure it out on my own. When you want to learn a foreign language, a new fitness regime or yoga, it’s often beneficial to do it with a teacher in a class. I know there are some listeners who would benefit from this awesome opportunity. And bonus you get access to both me and Mike! So I modeled the class after a grad school class I took online and what I loved about that was reading the other people’s papers and having to comment on each other’s work and I feel like that helped me more then anything so getting to be in the private Facebook group with other students enables you to learn from others. That way you wouldn’t have to listen to maybe all 12 lessons. Learning in a more academic environment. Granted I recorded the videos, I put some extra pictures in, I will have some extra recordings, as we move into March and April we will get some things growing here that I will share. You can watch the videos, read the content on the website and download the checklists. I feel like it’s a lot of content to get through. Everyone will be growing an herb. I share my pictures of herbs. At least a plant but I feel like every organic oasis should have herbs in the landscape. I really feel this passionately. They are so good for the environment even if you don’t eat them! Part of  it is making sure you feel confident you will build your own organic oasis this season. Get it started and has all the essential components. My listeners say they struggle with time and design. And they want to know how to get more vegetables from their beds and the time and space and energy they put into it and how to bring in more pollinators? Bugs and pests are questions a lot of people ask me a lot. And a lot of my guests talk a lot about having a healthy ecosystem, developing an entire oasis there! You’re flowers are there to bring in pollinators, they will bring diversity to your yard. I think there are I use the Search bar at Organic Gardener Podcast a lot. If I get a question I go there first if I remember a guest talking about it and then I research other sites. Or I’ll ask in the Facebook group. Tying that information in. Amazon gives me a little discount for some promotional books. So I can send a few out to the U.S. The other thing we are going to do for Progressive Radio Network listeners and Green Future Growers is we’re going to garden with a friend. If you want to bring a friend! We will give you two log ins to the Private Secret Facebook Group. And you will each get a certificate. (Only one Support this podcast

The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour
Episode #5: Rate Your Mate and Finding Mr. Right with Beatty Cohan

The Three Tomatoes Happy Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2019 28:00


Today’s episode is for every woman out there who hasn’t had much success in finding Mr. Right. We’ve all met a few Mr. Wrongs along the way, and maybe even married one! Host Cheryl Benton, founder publisher of The Three Tomatoes, interviews Beatty Cohan, a nationally recognized psychotherapist, sex therapist, and author of For Better, for Worse, Forever: Discover the Path to Lasting Love. You’ll get great advice on how to make better choices and how to find lasting love. Beatty is a national speaker, columnist for the Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Medium and The Three Tomatoes, where you’ll find her Ask Beatty column. She has been an expert guest on over 1,000 national and local radio and television shows. She’s also the host of the ASK BEATTY SHOW on the Progressive Radio Network. This episode is sponsored by Pulse. Get 15% off all lubes with code 3TPULSE15 at http://lovemypulse.com. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Last Born In The Wilderness
#159 | The Privilege To Leave: Stepping Away From The Center Of Empire w/ Michael Sliwa

Last Born In The Wilderness

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2018 69:16


In this episode, I speak with Michael Sliwa — author, former educator, and “one of the foremost speakers on simple living.”⚐ My discussion with Michael addresses the traps of modernity — including work, consumerism, settler-colonialism, our culture’s attachment to things, and the path Michael has taken to move further away from the center of Empire in an attempt to liberate himself from false needs and excessive wants, in turn learning to live much more simply, nomadically, and communally. In particular, what we discuss is that in spite of this worthy effort, privilege plays an enormous role in an individual’s ability to move away from the destructive nature and impact of this industrial culture, and as Michael addresses in this episode, the recognition of this fundamental aspect of living within a society forged in settler-colonial values and maintained through the socio-economic imposition to “make a living” informs this effort in more ways than can be initially understood. The false sense of security careers and material accumulation brings in a culture bereft of community and land-based consciousness is something worth addressing and overcoming in spite of this, especially in the face of widespread ecological disintegration and abrupt climate disruption — a result of this imposition to “make a living” regardless of the long-term consequences. Michael and I get at the worthiness of the effort to liberate oneself of false needs and wants, and what interesting paths await those that make the leap toward personal responsibility and deep recognition of the role privilege plays in the maintaining of the illusion of stability and prosperity in this society, in light of the devastating impact this logic has had on the living systems of this planet — in which we are inextricably tied to. Michael’s insight is a treasure, and we discuss these subjects and more in this episode. Michael Sliwa is the author of 'Chasing A Different Carrot: A Manifesto For The Predicament Of Privilege’ and is one of the foremost speakers on simple living. He and his wife Karen are former educators who left behind their careers and most of their worldly possessions in order to pursue a life of genuine connectivity. For years Michael and Karen have been traveling, working and speaking about what it means to live a life of simplicity. They have built a skill set that has allowed them to continue along a path where stress and chaos are left behind and efficiency and durability take their place. Michael has shared their story through keynotes, workshops, assemblies, and TEDx Talks along the way. Today Michael is the Co-Founder and Development Specialist for one of the most dynamic speaking agencies in the country, TRUality, and is the former co-host of Nature Bats Last on the Progressive Radio Network.⚐ ⚐ Source: http://bit.ly/2ANMhEO Episode Notes: - Learn more about Michael’s work at his website: https://michaelsliwa.wordpress.com - Watch Michael’s video series ‘Another Way’ here: http://bit.ly/MSanotherway - Learn more about and purchase Michael’s book ‘Chasing A Different Carrot: A Manifesto For The Predicament Of Privilege’ here: https://amzn.to/2PejD4Y - Follow Michael on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michael.j.sliwa - Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarrotChasing - The songs featured in this episode are “Right On,” “African New Wave,” and “The Doldrums” by Paul White from the album Rapping With Paul White. - WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com - PATREON: http://bit.ly/LBWPATREON - DONATE: Paypal: http://bit.ly/LBWPAYPAL Ko-Fi: http://bit.ly/LBWKOFI - FOLLOW & LISTEN: SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/LBWSOUNDCLOUD iTunes: http://bit.ly/LBWITUNES Google Play: http://bit.ly/LBWGOOGLE Stitcher: http://bit.ly/LBWSTITCHER RadioPublic: http://bit.ly/LBWRADIOPUB YouTube: http://bit.ly/LBWYOUTUBE - SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: http://bit.ly/LBWFACEBOOK Twitter: http://bit.ly/LBWTWITTER Instagram: http://bit.ly/LBWINSTA

Pan-African Journal
Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

Pan-African Journal

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2018 180:00


Listen to the Fri. Nov. 23, 2018 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the recently-released United States government Climate Change Report; activists in Tunisia are planning to protest the upcoming visit of Saudi Arabian Prince Salmon; Iran and Italy have discussed the character of American foreign policy in the region; and Syrian military forces are continuing their operations against western-backed terrorist groups. In the second hour we continue our reexamination of the assassination of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy some 55 years ago in Dallas. Finally we rebroadcast an interview with host Abayomi Azikiwe aired over the Progressive Radio Network (prn.fm) on the political situations in both Detroit and Zimbabwe during late 2017. Finally we look at the role of the Counter-intelligence Program (COINTELPRO) in efforts aimed at destabilizing the Civil Rights Movement through an investigation into the informant-photographer Ernest Withers in Memphis.

Ask Win
Terry Ferguson

Ask Win

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2018 25:56


Ask Win is a podcast where you are a VIP. Win wants to focus and teach people more and Cerebral Palsy. You’re welcome to ask questions about anything that you want. CP questions but mainly life questions on how to deal with CP or not. Win can ask you base questions if you want. Please let us know or there will be no base questions. If you have any questions for Win please email her at askingwkelly@gmail.com. In 2018 let be open and honest on Ask Win. To learn more about Ask Win visit http://askwin.weebly.com. Be sure to FOLLOW this program https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wins-women-of-wisdom/id1060801905. Plan A: Please donate to Ask Win by going to Payment Venmo Win1195 at https://venmo.com/. Plan B: Have you seen Cash App? Try it using my code and we’ll each get $5. TJHHMMQ: https://cash.me/app/TJHHMMQ. Plan C: $60 to $100 for Ask Win: https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/form-nonprofit-eight-steps-29484.html. Plan D: Please support this podcast by PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/WCharles, https://www.patreon.com/Askwin, or go to https://www.zellepay.com/how-it-works. Check out Ask Win on Shopio at http://www.shopio.com/?ref=askwin. Google Podcasting App Product Manager #212 - New Media Show: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/geek-news-central-podcast/the-new-media-show/e/55231838?autoplay=true. Inktale: https://inktale.com. To see Wn’s art and learn more about her go to http://www.blurb.com/b/1656186-art-by-win-k-charles, https://www.redbubble.com/people/wcharles/portfolio, and http://linkedin.com/in/win-c-1a25b984. Please donate to Aspen Country Day School at https://www.aspencountryday.org/page.cfm?p=652. Get cash back for shopping on Ebates! Sign up with Win’s invite link for a $10 bonus when you shop at over 2,000 stores like eBay, Macy’s & Walmart. The link is https://go.ebat.es/imsk/2IHGc9cNtK. Join us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/authorwincharles/. To learn how Win walk and about Ekso go to http://www.bridgingbionics.org/, or email Amanda Boxtel at amanda@bridgingbionics.org. Please donate to the Bridging Bionics Foundation. Please send a check in the mail so 100% goes to Bridging Bionics Foundation. In the Memo section have people write: In honor of Win Charles and Danielle Coulter. Thank you in advance, Win and Danielle. Send to: Bridging Bionics Foundation PO Box 3767 Basalt, CO 81621 Thank you Win On Ask Win today (Saturday, November 3, 2018), Best-Selling Author, Win C welcomes Terry Ferguson. Broadcaster, Executive Producer and Host of A Bowl of Soul A Mixed Stew of Soul Music™ an R & B radio show that is syndicated on Libsyn, Live365.com, Progressive Radio Network, Legend107 Radio.com, Own Your Power Radio, SonicStreamRadio.net, Uradios, CXRadios, TuneIn and ITunes. Experience in the areas of radio hosting, podcasting, broadcasting, radio programming, radio production, voice overs, columnist, writing and doing promo's and public service announcements. Other strengths are technical and staff development training, network, desktop and help desk support, technology analysis and consultation, software training, technology planning and management, computer operations and management, sales, research and analysis, customer service, planning and execution of projects and events, sourcing and recruitment, training recruiters, teaching, public speaking, networking and building relationships with government, non-profit and financial services sectors. To learn more about Terry visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/tfergu. To get School of Podcasting Monthly Membership go to https://www.theschoolofpodcasting.com/bundles/school-of-podcasting-monthly-membership?ref=6e6340. To buy Win’s first bio, I, Win, go to https://amzn.to/2mnDtyA. To donate to I, Win go to https://www.paypal.me/askwin. To listen to I, Win on Audible go to https://www.amazon.com/Win-Journey-Disabled-Living-Non-Disabled/dp/B00BL7VZRI/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1533509424&sr=1-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=I%2CWin%3A+Hope+and+Life%3A+My+Journey+as+a+Disabled+Woman+Living+in+a+Non-Disabled+World&dpPl=1&dpID=51VEVReFh3L&ref=plSrch. To go buy Danielle Coulter’s books go to https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/author?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B00OFIOY3C. To go buy Carla Wynn Hall’s books go to https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/author/ref=dbs_P_W_auth?_encoding=UTF8&author=Carla%20Wynn%20Hall&searchAlias=digital-text&asin=B00HU8SDFO.

Last Born In The Wilderness
Kevin Hester & [RS]: Conversations At The End Of Time

Last Born In The Wilderness

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2018 8:58


The nature of this discussion with Kevin Hester and [RS] is to approach the difficulties of accepting the reality of the situation we are in and applying this understanding to our day-to-day existence, with all the complexities and inconsistencies that come with that. As the climate crisis continues to accelerate, and the likelihood of mass human displacement and extinction increases by the year, what does it mean to live and be in this time? The deeper question that comes up in the face of the likely near-term extinction of the human species is: what is this crisis asking of us as individuals and as a collective? How do we act in this time? In the face of extinction, it is imperative that we act and resist beautifully, with love, in the time that we have, without being attached to the outcome. There is no map to the territory we have entered into, as individuals and as a species. At the very least, we must begin the process of accepting this truth in light of our current predicament, and aid others in their journey to acceptance, as well. Kevin Hester is the host of Nature Bats Last on the Progressive Radio Network, and lives on Rakino Island, a small island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand. Kevin’s website: https://kevinhester.live This is a segment of episode #144 of Last Born In The Wilderness “At The End: The Conversations We Need To Start Having w/ Kevin Hester & [RS].” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWHesterSeimetz WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com PATREON: http://bit.ly/LBWPATREON DONATE: Paypal: http://bit.ly/LBWPAYPAL Ko-Fi: http://bit.ly/LBWKOFI FOLLOW & LISTEN: SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/LBWSOUNDCLOUD iTunes: http://bit.ly/LBWITUNES Google Play: http://bit.ly/LBWGOOGLE Stitcher: http://bit.ly/LBWSTITCHER RadioPublic: http://bit.ly/LBWRADIOPUB YouTube: http://bit.ly/LBWYOUTUBE SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: http://bit.ly/LBWFACEBOOK Twitter: http://bit.ly/LBWTWITTER Instagram: http://bit.ly/LBWINSTA

Last Born In The Wilderness
#144 | At The End: The Conversations We Need To Start Having w/ Kevin Hester & [RS]

Last Born In The Wilderness

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2018 108:58


In this episode, I speak with Kevin Hester, host of ‘Nature Bats Last,’ and [RS], in a group conversation in which we discuss living in a time of accelerating change, abrupt climate disruption, and extinction. As the climate crisis continues to accelerate, and the likelihood of mass human displacement and extinction increases by the year, what does it mean to live and be in this time? The nature of this discussion with Kevin and Rob is to approach the difficulties of accepting the reality of the situation we are in and applying this understanding to our day-to-day existence, with all the complexities and inconsistencies that come with that. What does it mean to have and bear children in this time? How does this time of accelerating crisis (whether it be the climate system, ecological, economic, etc) inform our politics and political activism? We ask these questions in light of rising authoritarianism and full-fledged fascism worldwide, widespread social division, rising state/corporate surveillance and violence, and the accelerating loss of biodiversity across the bioshere. The deeper question that comes up in the face of the likely near-term extinction of the human species is: what is this crisis asking of us as individuals and as a collective? How do we act in this time? In the face of extinction, it is imperative that we act and resist beautifully, with love, in the time that we have, without being attached to the outcome. There is no map to the territory we have entered into, as individuals and as a species. At the very least, we must begin the process of accepting this truth in light of our current predicament, and aid others in their journey to acceptance, as well. I thank Kevin and [RS] for their directness, honesty, and the courage to have the conversation most are unwilling or unable to have. Kevin Hester is the host of Nature Bats Last on the Progressive Radio Network, and lives on Rakino Island, a small island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand. [RS] currently lives in Portland, Oregon in the United States. Episode Notes: - Follow Kevin’s work on his website: https://kevinhester.live - Listen and subscribe to Kevin’s show ‘Nature Bats Last’ on PRN: http://bit.ly/NaturePRN - The songs featured in this episode are “God’s Away On Business” and “Diamond In Your Mind” by Tom Waits and the Kronos Quartet from the album Healing The Divide. - WEBSITE: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com - PATREON: http://bit.ly/LBWPATREON - DONATE: Paypal: http://bit.ly/LBWPAYPAL Ko-Fi: http://bit.ly/LBWKOFI - FOLLOW & LISTEN: SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/LBWSOUNDCLOUD iTunes: http://bit.ly/LBWITUNES Google Play: http://bit.ly/LBWGOOGLE Stitcher: http://bit.ly/LBWSTITCHER RadioPublic: http://bit.ly/LBWRADIOPUB YouTube: http://bit.ly/LBWYOUTUBE - SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: http://bit.ly/LBWFACEBOOK Twitter: http://bit.ly/LBWTWITTER Instagram: http://bit.ly/LBWINSTA

Ask Beatty
Ask Beatty – 08.06.18

Ask Beatty

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2018 56:53


1.  20+ POSITIVE THINGS THAT YOU CAN DO EVERY DAY.  ARE YOU ON-BOARD?   2.  My guest today is Dr. Gary Null, internationally recognized alternative health expert, author, film maker, host of the Gary Null Show, Founder of the Progressive Radio Network and so much more.   You will not want to miss our discussion and hear Gary's analysis of why he believes there has been a significant  increase in rates of depression, suicide and other mental health issues in the United States.    TO LIFE AND LOVE,  XxxxBeatty 

Medicine Path Podcast
12: Psychedelics and Spiritual Practice with Erik Davis

Medicine Path Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2018 88:15


Erik Davis is an author, scholar, podcaster, and award-winning journalist. In this conversation we talk about the new science of psychedelics; the loss of the mystic in the mainstreaming of psychedelics and spiritual practice; and the tricky business of marketing yourself as a yoga teacher or spiritual teacher.From his website:His most recent book is Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica (Yeti, 2010). He also wrote The Visionary State: A Journey through California’s Spiritual Landscape (Chronicle, 2006), Led Zeppelin IV, and TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information (Crown, 1998), which has been translated into six languages and was recently reissued.Erik’s essays on music, counterculture, technology, and alternative spirituality have appeared in dozens of books and publications. He has been interviewed by CNN, the BBC, public radio, and the New York Times, and explores the “cultures of consciousness” on his weekly podcast Expanding Mind, on the Progressive Radio Network. He graduated from Yale University, and earned his PhD in religious studies at Rice University. His next book, High Weirdness: Drugs, Visions, and Esoterica in the Seventies, will be co-published by MIT Press and Strange Attractor.Free StuffCheck out my short film The Shamanic Roots of YogaNew eBook on a yogic approach to integrating ecstatic experiences Wisdom of the HeartSupport the Podcast!1. Leave a review on iTunes, or share with your friends on social media2. Become a Patreon supporter at http://patreon.com/brianjamesteaching and gain access to many hours of yoga practice resources including vinyasa sequences, breathwork, chanting and guided meditations.Show LinksEriks's website: http://techgnosis.comIntro & Outro MusicMagical Connection by Gabor SzaboAbout Brian JamesBrian James is a yoga teacher, musician and artist currently living in Montréal, Canada. He has been exploring the intersection of music, yoga and shamanism for over 20 years.medicinepathyoga.combrianjamesyoga.cominstagram.com/brianjamesyogaSupport the Medicine Path PodcastSubscribe! RSS / iTunes / Google Playtags: shamanism, psychedelics, yoga, michael pollan, mysticism, mindfulness

Last Born In The Wilderness
#130 | Abolish ICE: Direct Action; From Occupation To Community w/ Shane Burley & [RS]

Last Born In The Wilderness

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2018 47:45


This episode contains two interviews. The first is with Shane Burley - filmmaker, journalist, and author of ‘Fascism Today: What It Is and How To End It.’ The second is with [RS] - journalist and radio host on the Progressive Radio Network. Each of these interviews focus on the dynamics and recent developments within Abolish ICE movement, and specifically the OccupyICE encampments that have sprung up in recent weeks around ICE offices throughout the U.S., the largest and most prominent being in Portland, Oregon. The formation of these encampments are in response to the increasingly Gestapo-like policies and tactics currently being employed by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, in particular regarding the agency’s active role in the detainment of immigrants crossing the southern U.S. border seeking asylum. Much of the anger, and subsequent action, in recent weeks has been in response to the Trump Administration’s policy of separating immigrant families and imprisoning them in privately-owned detention facilities along the U.S. border. In my interview with Shane Burley, we discuss his recently published piece ‘Calls to abolish ICE grow as encampments multiply across the country.’ Shane breaks down the developments of the Abolish ICE movement, and describes the dynamics of the encampments that have arisen in recent weeks, forming barricades and camps intended to directly block ICE agents from being able to exit and enter their respective facilities and fulfill the agency’s directives. In the later half of this episode, [RS] discusses the themes in his recently published piece ‘From Occupation to Community: the Lessons From OccupyICE Portland.’ [RS] describes the community dynamics present in the OccupyICE encampment in Portland, as well as how important and absolutely necessary it is for this movement to continue to maintain and develop the community dynamics he witnessed and experienced firsthand in the Portland encampment. Episode Notes: - Read Shane Burley’s piece ‘Calls to abolish ICE grow as encampments multiply across the country’ here: http://bit.ly/2MLUbms - Learn more about Shane work, including his book ‘Fascism Today: What It Is and How To End It,” here: https://www.shaneburley.net [In the intro, I said his website was shaneburley.com - but it is shaneburley.net. Sorry Shane.] - This episode features the song “Quiet Dog” by Mos Def from the album The Ecstatic. - This episode features audio from the Patriot Prayer rally in Portland, Oregon on June 30th 2018. Sources: https://youtu.be/9jncZwz4pio / https://youtu.be/O9g1uuI62m0 / https://youtu.be/tgWmSUjDou8 - Podcast website: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com - Support the podcast: PATREON: www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness ONE-TIME DONATION: www.ko-fi.com/lastborninthewilderness - Follow and listen: SOUNDCLOUD: www.soundcloud.com/lastborninthewilderness ITUNES: www.goo.gl/Fvy4ca GOOGLE PLAY: https://goo.gl/wYgMQc STITCHER: https://goo.gl/eeUBfS - Social Media: FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/lastborninthewildernesspodcast TWITTER: www.twitter.com/lastbornpodcast INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/patterns.of.behavior

Pan-African Journal
Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

Pan-African Journal

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2018 179:00


Listen to the Sat. June 30, 2018 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the demonstrations which swept the United States protesting the immigration policies of President Donald Trump; we look at the performance of African teams at the World Cup for 2018; more information has surfaced in regard to the people killed in a grenade attack in the second largest city in the Republic of Zimbabwe last week; and Cuba has discussed its historical relationship with revolutionary forces in Asia. In the second hour we rebroadcast an interview with host Abayomi Azikiwe from the Progressive Radio Network examining events in Detroit and Zimbabwe. Finally we conclude our monthlong focus on Black Music with a tribute to the legendary Jimi Hendrix. 

A Better World with Mitchell Rabin
Mitchell Rabin Interviews Scientist, Former Monk Kurt Johnson on Altruism

A Better World with Mitchell Rabin

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2018 87:33


This evening, Mitchell Rabin's 1st guest is Founder of Encompass New Opera Theater, Nancy Rhodes, who is producing a Paradigm Shifts' Eco-Film/Music Festival in NYC, on 10th St. & 5th Ave. through May 5.  Go to: www.abetterworld.tv for details.  Not to be missed. Then, Mitchell interviews renowned author, scientist and former monk, leader of the inter-spiritual Movement, Kurt Johnson.   Kurt is well known internationally as a scientist, comparative religionist, social activist and former monastic. With a PhD in evolution, ecology, systematics, and comparative biology plus extensive training in comparative religion and philosophy, he was associated professionally for twenty years with the American Museum of Natural History and also the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City. Ordained in three spiritual traditions, he is widely regarded as the closest associate of Brother Wayne Teasdale, the founder of the modern “interspiritual movement,” and works also with the international Contemplative Alliance and Father Thomas Keating, founder of the Centering Prayer Movement. In science, Darwin's 'survival of the fittest' will be de-bunked this evening and a more elegant, evolutionary tapestry of what is biologically accurate and spiritually possible will be offered, asserted and mapped for general consideration. Kurt has been a guest on A Better World Radio several times over the years, back in the days of A Better World on Progressive Radio Network and since. Mitchell and Kurt serve on the Board of Directors of FIONS, Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in NYC and have multiple weavings of pioneering activity together in the inter-spiritual and sacred activism space. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/abwmitchellrabin/support

TMI
Harvey Wasserman - Solartopia

TMI

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2018 70:06


In 1973 Harvey Wasserman helped pioneer the global grass-roots movement against atomic reactors Helped coin the phrase - No Nukes - in 1974. He was a media spokesperson for the Clamshell Alliance, and helped organize mass demonstrations at Seabrook, N.H. against reactors being built there. His articles also appear at Commondreams, CounterPunch, HuffingtonPost, Buzzflash and others. Creator of Solartopia.org - He hosts the Green Power & Wellness Show Tuesdays at 5 EST on The Progressive Radio Network - prn.fm            

Pan-African Journal
Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

Pan-African Journal

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2018 156:00


Listen to the Sat. Feb. 10, 2018 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program will feature our regular PANW report with dispatches on the ongoing war against United States backed forces in the Middle Eastern state of Yemen; the Israeli Defene Forces have bombed Syria in a failed attempt to hamper the war against counter-revolutionaries inside the country; Egypt has held talks with Republic of Sudan over the deteroriating bilateral relations; and South Sudan has rejected a U.S. arms embargo against the central African nation. In the second hour we will hear a rebroadcast of the Leid Stories program on the Progressive Radio Network featuring Abayomi Azikiwe and Detroit activist Elena Herrada. Finally we continue our annual commemoration of African American History Month featuring a debate between Malcolm X and James Baldwin in 1961.

Ask Beatty
Ask Beatty – 12.19.17

Ask Beatty

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2017 59:45


Today is my 200th ASK BEATTY show.....the final show for 2017.  What better way to end the year than having Dr. Gary Null as my guest.   Gary is an internationally recognized Alternative Health Expert, bestselling author of over 50 books, activist, filmmaker, researcher, healer, radio talk show host, entrepreneur and Founder of the Progressive Radio Network.   Listen to this intimate interview and find out how a little boy from Parkersburg, West Virginia  has achieved great success, fighting the medical and pharmaceutical establishment in his quest for the truth. Gary has spent his life educating and helping millions of people around the world about how to achieve optimal health and wellness in a corporate world that is primarily only interested in profit!   This is an interview that you will not want to miss.   TO LIFE AND LOVE, BEATTY

Pan-African Journal
Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

Pan-African Journal

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2017 180:00


Listen to the Sun. Oct. 22, 2017 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the recent interview with the Southern African Development Community Executive Secretary who discussed economic challenges in the sub-continent; Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has returned from a successful mission to the South American state of Uruguay where he attended a World Health Organization (WHO) conference on non-communicable diseases; the current situation in Africa has much bearing on the publication and marketing of literature; and United States Africa Command operations in the region has come to light as a result of the killing of several Green Berets in the West African state of Niger. In the second hour we rebroadcast an interview with Abayomi Azikiwe aired originally over the Progressive Radio Network. Finally we continue our monthlong commemoration of the martyrdom of Dr. Ernesto Che Guevara through an audio documentary on Cuba ten years after the triumph of the revolution.

NDC savings club
NDC Savings Club – 02.17.16

NDC savings club

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2016 58:23


Today Show: Living FoodsGuest Speaker:  Gary Null, Ph.D    http://blog.garynull.comAn internationally renowned expert in the field of health, nutrition and research, Dr. Gary Null, Ph.D is the author of over 70 best-selling books on healthy living and the director of over 100 critically acclaimed full-feature documentary films on natural health, self-empowerment and the environment. He is the host of ‘The Progressive Commentary Hour” and “The Gary Null Show”, the country’s longest running nationally syndicated health radio talk show which can be heard daily on here on the Progressive Radio Network.Throughout his career, Gary Null has made hundreds of radio and television broadcasts throughout the country as an environmentalist, consumer advocate, investigative reporter and nutrition educator. More than 28 different Gary Null television specials have appeared on PBS stations throughout the nation, inspiring and motivating millions of viewers. He originated and completed more than one hundred major investigations on health issues resulting in the use of material by 20/20 and 60 Minutes. Dr. Null started this network to provide his followers with a media outlet for health and advocacy. For more of Dr. Null’s Work visit Blog.GaryNull.com and Progressive Radio Network at  www.PRN.FM, Dr. Null has a full line of all-natural home and healthcare products that can be purchased at his Online Store at www.GaryNull.comNew Series: The 36 Flow of Energy Systems. Living FoodsMeridiansChiHomeopticMagnetsCrystalsHealersNaturopathicAcupunctureYin & YangYogaChiropracticQi-GongReflexologyMeditationSound - MusicAurasChinese MedicineAyurvedicColorChakrasMassage TherapyReikiQuantum PhysicsRecap commentary of last week show: Meditation

Sott Radio Network
Behind the Headlines: Interview with political analyst Stephen Lendman

Sott Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2015 87:00


This week on Behind the Headlines we spoke with geopolitical analyst Stephen Lendman. Born in 1934, Stephen is a Harvard University graduate and a prolific writer on major world and national issues. His articles have appeared on many news websites and he maintains a personal blog at sjlendman.blogspot.com. Stephen is a regular guest on alternative news radio shows and hosts his own show on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. The author or...

Sott Radio Network
Behind the Headlines: Interview with political analyst Stephen Lendman

Sott Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2015 87:00


This week on Behind the Headlines we spoke with geopolitical analyst Stephen Lendman. Born in 1934, Stephen is a Harvard University graduate and a prolific writer on major world and national issues. His articles have appeared on many news websites and he maintains a personal blog at sjlendman.blogspot.com. Stephen is a regular guest on alternative news radio shows and hosts his own show on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. The author or...

Progressive Spirit
Carolyn Baker, Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse

Progressive Spirit

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2015 29:00


Spend the apocalypse with someone you love.  Carolyn Baker returns to Religion For Life to talk about her book, Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse:  Cultivating the Relationships We Need to Thrive.   The Long Descent is not a pretty picture.  As industrial civilization hits its limits, resilience will be the primary characteristic of those who survive and thrive.  Preparing emotionally and building relationships will be just as important if not more important than preparing materially for the future.  Dr. Baker, a former psychotherapist and professor of psychology and history, offers life coaching for people who wish to live more resiliently.  Catch her radio program, The Lifeboat Hour on Progressive Radio Network.

Political Analysis
Documentary Hour Featuring "By Blood" and "Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi" - 05.07.15

Political Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2015 59:40


The May 7, 2015 edition of "Political Analysis" on The Progressive Radio Network featured the work and voices of two documentarians: Marcos Barbery and Neal Broffman. 1.) Marcos Barbery, Director and Producer of the newly-released documentary film "By Blood," which is a contemporary and historical account of the African-American Freedmen of Cherokee descent, who were enslaved by the Cherokee Tribe and have still yet to achieve the rights and benefits they argue are owed to them by the Tribe. The movie raises fascinating questions about race, identity and history and is timely given what's going on as of late in Baltimore, Ferguson and other US cities.Barbery is a filmmaker and journalist and founder of THREAD Productions.The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute has supported Barbery’s reporting. Barbery's writing has been featured by Long Reads, and appeared in Salon, The Huffington Post, and This Land Press. 2.) Neal Broffman, Director and Producer of the new documentary film "Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi" about Sunil Tripathi, who was initially misidentified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev during the initial manhunt for Dzhokhar and his now-dead brother Tamerlan (then known as "Suspect One" and "Suspect Two"). Sunil was eventually found dead (having committed suicide) in a river near Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, but not before the damage was done and his name forever tied to the April 2013 bombing. The movie's recent release coincides with the ongoing death penalty phase of USA v. Tsarnaev case occurring in a U.S. District Court in Boston.Sunil's mom Judy and his brother Ravi also came on the show, joining Neal Broffman.Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi had its world premiere in March, 2015 at the Atlanta Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Feature Film. The international premiere was in April-May of 2015 at the renowned Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, where it was also included in Docs For School.

Functional Medicine Research with Dr. Nikolas Hedberg
Hashimoto’s Disease and Hypothyroidism Radio Interview

Functional Medicine Research with Dr. Nikolas Hedberg

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2015


I was recently interviewed by The Natural Nurse - Dr. Ellen Kamhi discussing Hashimoto's disease and hypothyroidism on the Progressive Radio Network.  This was one of my favorite interviews and I really enjoyed talking to Dr. Kamhi. Here is a list of the topics we discussed during the interview: What got you started in working with patients who have thyroid disorders? Why do so many people suffer from a thyroid problem? What are the most common causes of thyroid disorders? What tests should patients ask for from their doctors to uncover the underlying causes of their thyroid problem? There are many types of thyroid medication, what are the best choices available today? Is iodine a safe and effective supplement for those with Hashimoto’s or hypothyroidism? When is a gluten-free diet the best option for someone with a thyroid problem? Can you tell us why vitamin D may not be the best option? If you have an underlying infection that is driving your Hashimoto’s disease, what are the best treatment options? What is the best diet for someone with a thyroid disorder? Do people need to worry about goitrogens in foods? Please tell us more about leaky gut syndrome and some strategies to heal the digestive system. How does hormone replacement affect thyroid function? How does stress and the adrenal glands affect thyroid function? What are some of the most effective supplements for someone with Hashimoto’s disease? Dr. Kamhi: And welcome. Thank you so much for joining us right here on the Natural Nurse and Dr. Z. We're so happy to be with you. And one of the things that's very exciting to me is to take a look at the podcast archives that we have here on Progressive Radio Network. And we have, just for the Natural Nurse and Dr. Z, well over 100,000 of you that are downloading and listening to the archives. We're really excited to be able to share this information with you. Dr. Zampieron and I have been operating in terms of natural medicine, myself since 1964 and Dr. Zampieron is a little whippersnapper from around 1980. Not that he's little. We don't call him Eugene for nothing. Dr. Z is a big, big guy. And you can see photos of us by visiting our various websites. You can always go to naturalnurse.com and Dr. Z's website, drznaturally.com. And of course find us on Facebook at facebook/thenaturalnurse. Today we're very happy to have as our guest Dr. Nikolas Hedberg. Dr. Hedberg is a board certified naturopathic physician, chiropractic physician, and is board certified in nutrition by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition. He is the founder of the Immune Restoration Center in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, just an absolutely lovely place, I love it there, where he helps patients worldwide, not only in his local area, with thyroid disorders, immune disease, and chronic illness. His focus is a telemedicine practice, and he's able to help patients regardless of their location. Dr. Hedberg is a regular speaker at integrated medical conferences, author, and practitioner of all types. And other practitioners also consult with him on their most difficult cases. Dr. Hedberg has several books. One is The Thyroid Alternative and a brand-new book that is going to be coming out this year, called The Complete Thyroid Health and Diet Guide. So thank you so much for being our guest today, Dr. Hedberg. Dr. Hedberg: Thank you for having me, Dr. Kamhi. Dr. Kamhi: Now during our show may I call you Nick or Dr. Nick? Dr. Hedberg: Yeah, Nick is fine. Dr. Kamhi: That's great. So I'm going to go back in time a little bit. Let's take you back many years to yourself as a child. And when did you start to sort of get an inkling that you felt drawn to natural medicine? Dr. Hedberg: Well, actually I was watching Little House on the Prairie when I was about five years old. And for those of you who have seen the show, there's sort of a town physician, Dr. Baker,

Stone Ape Podcast
Special: Expanding Mind - Conscious in the Cloud [August 11, 2013]

Stone Ape Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2013 57:48


Erik Davis' show on the Progressive Radio Network is taken over by Tom Barbalet and KMO. The State will never be the same again.

Stone Ape Podcast
Special: Expanding Mind - Conscious in the Cloud [August 11, 2013]

Stone Ape Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2013 57:48


Erik Davis' show on the Progressive Radio Network is taken over by Tom Barbalet and KMO. The State will never be the same again.

Power Your Life
Marianna Lead: Competitive Advantages of Women in Leadership

Power Your Life

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2013 41:00


Women often have untapped and unrecognized extensive strengths as leaders. Learn about those specific strengths, the challenges women leaders face & how to address them. Identify and hone your competitive advantages as a woman to create your own authentic brand of leadership. Marianna Lead, PhD, PCC is the founder and executive director of Goal Imagery® Institute - a provider of personal and professional development workshops and certification courses in life/career/executive coaching. Transformational coach and hypnotherapy instructor since 1996, she's the first expert to speak at the world-renowned Smithsonian Institute on the subjects of hypnosis and life coaching. Marianna co-designed the Competitive Advantages of Women in Leadership program at Columbia University, & designed other innovative courses at New York University – including her own Goal Imagery® method . She’s been an Expert Life Coach for Fitness Magazine, has frequently been featured on national TV  & radio, in magazines such as Fitness, Natural Health, Time Out and documentaries, collaborated with Dr. Candace Pert (best-selling author of Molecules of Emotion) on her Psychosomatic Wellness CD, and was the creator/host of Life Coach TV on Manhattan Cable in NYC, as well as Life Coach Radio with Progressive Radio Network.

Reform the Money
Michael Hudson — Michael Hudson on Iceland's "No!" — The Gary Null Show - 4/11/11

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2011


Michael Hudson — Michael Hudson on Iceland's "No!" — The Gary Null Show - 4/11/11Health and nutrition news.A great commentary from David Korten about how things really are.Michael Hudson discusses Iceland's rejection of the international bankers' bailout terms, as well as the likely ramifications for Iceland and the global financial system.Today's guest is Dr. Michael Hudson and he is one of our nation’s important economists and Wall Street financial analysts. He is currently the President of The Institution for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends and was the Chief Economic Policy Advisor for the Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s 2008 presidential campaign. Dr. Hudson has served as an advisor to the White House, State and Defense departments at the Hudson Institute, in addition to the United Nations Institute where he became a specialist in global economics. Dr. Hudson has written several books and many important papers articles, including “Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of the American Empire” and “Global Fracture: The New International Economic Order”.DownloadMichael Hudson's website is: http://www.michael-hudson.comSource: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 4/11/11 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Catherine Austin Fitts — "Look Behind the Smokescreen" on The Progressive Radio News Hour - 02/24/11

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2011


Catherine Austin Fitts — "Look Behind the Smokescreen" on The Progressive Radio News Hour - 02/24/11Fitts talks about the current "reengineering" and political obfuscation that is going on in the US economy, the duplicity of the attempts to slash state-worker salaries and benefits, and why political change in the US does not result in change.Catherine Austin Fitts is an investment advisor, entrepreneur, and former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner under GHW Bush. She's also a former Managing Director and board member of the Wall Street firm, Dillon Read & Co., Inc.She's now editor of Solari.com and runs Solari, Inc. - an "online media company focused on ethical investment and preserving family wealth. Long ago, (she) made a promise (never again to) act against the best interest (of her) own people (and to do her best) to leave a better world for generations to come."Her latest views on world and national issues will be discussed.DownloadCatherine Austin Fitts' website is http://www.solari.com/Source: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 2/24/11 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Dick Distlehorst and Robert Poteat — "Monetary Reform" on Community Currency - 10/07/10

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2010


Monetary Reform with monetary experts Dick Distlehorst and Robert Poteat, both are senior advisors to the American Monetary Institute which just held its 6th Annual AMI Monetary Reform Conference in Chicago.Dick Distlehorst, is in his 90th year, his wife passed away six years ago. He was with the First Marine Division on Guadalcanal in the South Pacific during World War II. He first learned about our problematic, to say the least, monetary system in 1958 and has studied it and fought against it since that time. He has held meetings locally for over 10 years, and he spoke to the conference via video and gave a very powerful, inspiring speech and made suggestions to all of us on how to pressure Congress and educate our friends about money.Robert Poteat has been studying and working on monetary reform since 1981. His education was electrical engineering. He worked in radio and television broadcasting, manufacturing, and elevator construction. Since his retirement, he has been active with Veterans for Peace as past president and media producer for VfP Chapter 109 in Olympia, WA. Representative Dennis Kucinich also spoke via video and said that he would be introducing a Monetary Reform bill in Congress in November. My report, entitled Money of, by, for the Corporations or Money of, by, for the People? and my presentation- Strategy for the Monetary Reform Movement, Stephen Zarlenga's opening remarks, and videos of the presentations of Professor Michael Hudson, Professor Yamaguchi, and Professor Steve Keen are posted online, along with a report by Keen at his www.debtdeflation.com website.DownloadNote: The AMI‘s Dick Distelhorst wrote a lengthy rebuttal in the comment section of the von Mises blog article: The Dangers of Monetary Reform. The full rebuttal can be found and read HERE.Source: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 10/07/10 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Ellen Brown — The Progressive Radio News Hour - 08/14/10

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2010


Ellen Brown is a civil litigation attorney, author, and frequent writer on financial issues. A new edition of her latest book, "Web of Debt," is an essential analysis of the private banking system, how it usurped money creation power, and how we can take it back. Brown's latest writing will be discussed.DownloadEllen Brown's website is: http://www.webofdebt.comSource: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 8/14/10 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Stephen Zarlenga — "Monetary Reform" on Community Currency - 09/16/10

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2010


"Monetary Reform" with Stephen Zarlenga, founder of The American Monetary Institute, author of The Lost Science of Money - The Mythology of Money - the Story of Power. Stephen Zarlenga has over three decades of practical experience in the world of finance and spent over twelve years doing the historical research to write his book. The final chapter is the solution he offers based upon his knowledge and understanding of money, and the failures of past attempts at monetary reform. His idea has been written into legislative language which should someday come before Congress. He believes that daunting though the struggle may appear, we must not give up because our future depends on changing our deeply flawed monetary system. They have organized excellent conferences, where experts, and researchers have pooled their knowledge and expanded awareness on the need for reform. He condemns most economists for obscuring the basic facts about money, how it is created, its structural flaws, which transfer wealth from the many to the few. He believes that governments not banks should create money, that the Federal Reserve should be nationalized, that private banks should not be allowed to create money out of thin air, siphoning wealth from others, and that governments have the right to create money and should spend it into existence on infrastructure projects that benefit people. The Green Party's National Committee working on monetary and economic policy matters have approved an historic, comprehensive Monetary Reform Plank in their 2010 Platform which includes all three of the necessary elements to achieve real reform that the American Monetary Institute has pushed for in its proposed American Monetary Act. The 6th Annual AMI Monetary Reform Conference will be held Sept. 30 - Oct. 3rd in Chicago. Speakers include- Prof. Michael Hudson, author, Super Imperialism and Global Fracture; editor, Debt and Economic Renewal in the Ancient Near East; distinguished Professor of Economics, University of Missouri, Kansas City, and Chief Economic Advisor to the 2008 Kucinich for President campaign. Dr. Hudson was the first to publicly identify the mechanism of "Dollar Imperialism" through the U.S. balance of payments deficits. His talk will focus on the coming momentous monetary developments in the Icelandic and Latvian crises, and their implication for future crises resolutions. Top Australian monetary economist Steve Keen who just won the inaugural (Paul) Revere Award for giving an early warning (2005) of the present debt-deflation collapse. Dr. Michael Clark, of the United Nations, is the man who earlier this year sparked the recent issue of 240 billion new SDRs by the International Monetary Fund, though they had only issued 21 billion of them since inception in January 1970. Dr. Edward Chambers, President of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) will discuss- Organizing for Power, Action and Justice. Richard C. (Rick) Cook, a former federal government analyst who worked with Stephen Zarlenga on drafting the American Monetary Act while still with the U.S. Treasury. Rick was an adviser to Dennis Kucinich during the 2004 and 2008 Presidential campaigns will speak on democratizing the monetary system. Ben Dyson is a British monetary reformer, specializing in the necessary accounting techniques to achieve monetary reform by allowing banks to make loans without creating money and will address Monetary reform in Great Britain. William Bergman, economist and formerly an official at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, until he became a whistleblower on Fed practices. He will focus on the present condition of banking after the massive bailouts. Who won? At whose expense? Why won't the banks lend? What must be done now to get money into circulation? Carol Brouillet will speak on Strategy for the Monetary Reform Movement (Analyzing it though the Doing Democracy - MAP Model of Social Movements, as she did for the Truth Movement in Chicago in 2006).DownloadStephen Zarlenga's website is http://www.monetary.org/Source: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 9/16/10 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Ellen Brown — The Progressive Radio News Hour - 09/12/10

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2010


Ellen Brown is a civil litigation attorney, author, and frequent writer on financial issues. A new edition of her latest book, "Web of Debt," is an essential analysis of the private banking system, how it usurped money creation power, and how we can take it back. Brown's latest writing will be discussed.DownloadEllen Brown's website is: http://www.webofdebt.comSource: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 9/12/10 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Michael Hudson — The Progressive Radio News Hour - 07/15/10

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2010


Michael Hudson has had a long, varied and distinguished career as a Wall Street insider, leading economist, expert on financial history, and Research Professor at the University of Missouri. He's also an author, consultant, head of a Harvard-based economic and financial history group, and president of the Institute for the Study of Long Term Economic Trends (INSLET).Hudson's latest economic views will be discussed, including his recent article on Europe's Fiscal Dystopia: The New Austerity Road to Financial Serfdom.DownloadMichael Hudson's website is: http://www.michael-hudson.comSource: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 7/15/10 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Catherine Austin Fitts — The Progressive Radio News Hour - 06/24/10

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2010


Catherine Austin Fitts is an investment advisor, entrepreneur, former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner under GHW Bush, and former Managing Director and board member of the Wall Street firm, Dillon Read & Co., Inc.She's now editor of Solari.com and runs Solari, Inc. as an "online media company focused on ethical investment and preserving family wealth. Long ago, (she promised never again to) act against the best interests (of her) own people (and do her best) to leave a better world for generations to come."Her latest economic and global views will be discussed.DownloadCatherine Austin Fitts' website is http://www.solari.com/Source: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 6/21/10 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Ellen Brown — The Progressive Radio News Hour - 06/20/10

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2010


Ellen Brown is a civil litigation attorney, author, and frequent writer on financial issues. A new edition of her latest book, "Web of Debt," is now out - a vitally important analysis of the private banking cartel Federal Reserve, how it usurped money creation power, and how we can take it back.The Daily Bell "Compendium of Free-Market Thought" says "in modern economic thought (there are now) Keynsians, Austrians and Brownians."Brown's latest writing will be discussed.DownloadEllen Brown's website is: http://www.webofdebt.comSource: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 6/20/10 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Ellen Brown — The Progressive Radio News Hour - 04/18/10

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2010


Ellen Brown discusses the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) civil lawsuit against Goldman Sachs.Ellen Brown is a civil litigation attorney, author, and frequent writer on financial issues. A new edition of her extraordinary book, "Web of Deb," is now available. It's a brilliant analysis of the private banking cartel Federal Reserve, how it usurped money creation power, and how we can take it back.The Daily Bell "Compendium of Free-Market Thought" awarded Brown her own title, saying "in modern economic thought (there are) now Keynsians, Austrians and Brownians.Brown's latest writing will be discussed.DownloadEllen Brown's website is: http://www.webofdebt.comSource: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 4/18/10 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Stephen Zarlenga — "Monetary Reform" on Community Currency - 04/08/10

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2010


"Monetary Reform" with Stephen Zarlenga, author of the book- The Lost Science of Money - The Mythology of Money - The Story of Power. Zarlenga has over three decades of practical experience in the world of finance and spent over twelve years doing the historical research to write his book. The final chapter is the solution he offers based upon his knowledge and understanding of money, and the failures of past attempts at monetary reform. His idea is modelled upon the work of other economists, and has been written into legislative language which should someday come before Congress. He believes that daunting though the struggle may appear, we must not give up because our future depends on changing our deeply flawed monetary system. He founded the American Monetary Institute, which strives to educate the public and Congress about money and the need for reform. They have organized excellent conferences, where experts and researchers have pooled their knowledge and expanded awareness on the need for reform. He condemns most economists for obscuring the basic facts about money, how it is created, its structural flaws, which transfer wealth from the many to the few. He believes that governments not banks should create money, that the Federal Reserve should be nationalized, that private banks should not be allowed to create money out of thin air, siphoning wealth from others, and that governments have the right to create money and should spend it into existence on infrastructure projects that benefit people. The American Monetary Institute's website is www.monetary.org. The next annual Monetary Reform Conference will be held Sept. 30 - Oct. 3rd in Chicago.DownloadStephen Zarlenga's website is http://www.monetary.org/Source: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 4/08/10 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Ellen Brown — The Progressive Radio News Hour - 03/28/10

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2010


Ellen Brown is a civil litigation attorney, author, and frequent writer on financial issues. A new addition of her latest book, Web of Debt, is a brilliant analysis of the private banking cartel Federal Reserve, how it usurped money creation power, and how we can take it back.The Daily Bell "Compendium of Free-Market Thought" awarded Brown her own title, saying "in modern economic thought, (there are) now Keynsians, Austrians and Brownians.Brown's latest writing will be discussed.DownloadEllen Brown's website is: http://www.webofdebt.comSource: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 3/28/10 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Charles Eisenstein — "The Gift Economy" on Community Currency - 03/18/10

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2010


"The Gift Economy" with Charles Eisenstein, author of the book- The Ascent of Humanity- The Age of Separation, the Age of Reunion, and the convergence of crises that is birthing the transition. Charles is currently writing an expansion of the hopeful ideas of Humanity's reunion with nature and a rediscovery of the "gift economy." He sees humanity making the transition from adolescence towards adulthood, overcoming the crises which currently threaten us ans seem somewhat insurmountable. While noting the increasing problems caused by technology, he also sees how approriate technology can help us move towards a genuine healing phase where much of the damage humanity has caused can be remediated. He will be conducting "Seeding Gift Culture" workshops and retreats in April and speaking at the upcoming http://futureofmoney.com/moneyconference/ Future of Money and Technology Summit in San Francisco on April 26th.DownloadCharles Eisenstein's website is: http://www.ascentofhumanity.comSource: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 3/25/10 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Michael Hudson — The Gary Null Show - 03/23/10

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2010


Today's guest is Dr. Michael Hudson and he is one of our nation's important economists and Wall Street financial analysts.DownloadMichael Hudson's website is: http://www.michael-hudson.comSource: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 3/23/10 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Mike Nickerson — Money, Money, Money on Community Currency - 03/18/10

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2010


"Money, Money, Money" with Mike Nickerson, author of the book- Life, Money and Illusion- Living on Earth as if we want to stay. Mike is a visionary activist who was a co-director of the Institute for the Study of Cultural Evolution back in the 70's. His book and this show are an exploration of the human nature, our civilization, illusions and new indicators to help us navigate through the growth/evolutionary process. Mike Nickerson is a longtime environmental activist, popular educator and the author of three books on sustainability including Bakavi: Change the World I Want to Stay On and Planning For Seven Generations: Guideposts for a Sustainable Future. He is a founding member of the Green Party of Canada and helped draft the Canada Well-Being Measurement Act. His website is http://www.SustainWellBeing.net.DownloadMike Nickerson's website is: http://www.sustainwellbeing.net/Source: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 3/18/10 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Ellen Brown — The Possibility of Creating a State Bank in California on Community Currency - 02/25/10

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2010


The Possibility of Creating a State Bank in California with Ellen Brown, author of The Web of Debt- The Shocking Truth About Our Monetary System and How We Can Break Free, and Laura Wells, running for the nomination of the Green Party for Governor of California. Ellen wrote an article entitled 'CALIFORNIA DREAMIN': HOW THE STATE CAN BEAT ITS BUDGET WOES citing the successful example of North Dakota's State Bank to help California steer a new path through its economic crisis. Her article has inspired others to begin drafting legislation to create a state bank for California. Laura Wells, with her background in finance, management and political innovation, has garnered more votes than any other Green Party candidate for state office, when she ran for State Controller on a "Follow the Money" platform. She embraces the idea of a state bank and reshifting taxes from people to corporations.DownloadEllen Brown's website is: http://www.webofdebt.comSource: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 3/18/10 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Ellen Brown — Global Research News hour (MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010)

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2010


GUEST: Ellen Brown is a civil litigation attorney, author, and frequent writer on financial issues. Her latest book, "Web of Debt," is a brilliant analysis of the private banking cartel Federal Reserve, how it usurped money creation power, and how we can take it back.A new "Web of Debt" edition is due out in March.The Daily Bell "Compendium of Free-Market Thought" awarded Brown a title of her own, saying "There are in (their) opinion, in modern economic thought, now Keynsians, Austrians and Brownians." DownloadEllen Brown's website is: http://www.webofdebt.comSource: Republic Broadcasting NetworkAired: 2/22/10 12:00 AMSource: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 2/23/10 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Catherine Austin Fitts — Democrats have lost their Senate supermajority: The Lendman News hour (FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2010)

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2010


GUEST: Catherine Austin Fitts is an investment advisor, entrepreneur, former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner under GHW Bush, and former Managing Director and board member of the Wall Street firm, Dillon Read & Co., Inc. She's now editor of Solari.com and runs Solari, Inc. as an "online media company focused on ethical investment and preserving family wealth. Long ago, (she) made a promise (never again to) act against the best interests (of her) own people (and to do her best) to leave a better world for generations to come." Fitts' latest views on the economy, corporate pillaging, and overall conditions in the country will be discussed, especially now that Democrats have lost their Senate supermajority. DownloadCatherine Austin Fitts' website is http://www.solari.com/Source: Republic Broadcasting NetworkAired: 2/5/10 12:00 AMSource: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 2/8/10 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Stephen Zarlenga — Reforming a Broken System to Achieve Economic Justice

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2010


Stephen Zarlenga is Director of the American Monetary Institute (AMI), a publicly supported charity involved in conducting research on the nature of money, its role in controlling societies, and the importance of reforming a broken system to achieve economic justice. Zarlenga is a noted expert on issues related to finance, securities, insurance, mutual funds, real estate, and futures trading. He's written 20 books on money, banking, politics and philosophy, including "The Lost Science of Money" that "exposes the mythology created to protect those who are embezzling from society" by controlling the nation's money. The result is a structurally corrupted political economy with elected officials the handmaidens of Wall Street, an unprecedented wealth disparity between the rich and most others, and a society in decay heading for ruin and tyranny unless stopped. That topic will be discussed and Zarlenga's prescription for change.DownloadStephen Zarlenga's website is http://www.monetary.org/Source: Republic Broadcasting NetworkAired: 1/22/10 12:00 AMSource: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 1/25/10 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Ellen Brown — Public / Private Banking and Disaster Capitalism

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2010


GUEST: Ellen Brown is a civil litigation attorney, author, and frequent writer on financial issues. He latest book, "Web of Debt," is a brilliant analysis of the private banking cartel Federal Reserve, how it usurped money creation power, and how we can take it back.The Daily Bell "Compendium of Free-Market Thought" recently awarded her a title of her own, saying "There are in (their) opinion, in modern economic thought, now Keynsians, Austrians and Brownians."DownloadEllen Brown's website is: http://www.webofdebt.comSource: Republic Broadcasting NetworkAired: 1/19/10 12:00 AMSource: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 1/20/10 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Michael Hudson — Predictions for 2010

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2009


GUEST: Michael Hudson has had a long, varied and distinguished career as a Wall Street insider, leading economist, expert on financial history, and Research Professor at the University of Missouri. He's also an author, consultant, head of a Harvard-based economic and financial history group, and president of the Institute for the Study of Long Term Economic Trends (INSLET).Hudson's important book, "Super Imperialism" was updated in 2003, and is extremely relevant given today's economic situation.Discussion will focus on Hudson's economic views heading into 2010. DownloadMichael Hudson's website is: http://www.michael-hudson.comSource: Republic Broadcasting NetworkAired: 12/29/09 12:00 AMSource: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 12/30/09 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Ellen Brown — Keynsians, Austrians and Brownians

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2009


GUEST: Ellen Brown is a civil litigation attorney, author, and frequent writer on financial issues. He latest book, "Web of Debt," is a brilliant analysis of the private banking cartel Federal Reserve, how it usurped money creation power, and how we can take it back.The Daily Bell "Compendium of Free-Market Thought" recently awarded her a title of her own, saying "There are in (their) opinion, in modern economic thought, now Keynsians, Austrians and Brownians."DownloadEllen Brown's website is: http://www.webofdebt.comSource: Republic Broadcasting NetworkAired: 1/19/10 12:00 AMSource: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 12/24/09 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

Reform the Money
Bill Still — The Secret of Oz

Reform the Money

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2009


GUEST: Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He's written for major publications, produced the syndicated radio program, Health News, authored 22 books, and made three feature-length documentary videos.His latest, titled "The Secret of Oz," features well-known "Wizard of Oz" symbols that provide solutions to today's economic problems. The film and its importance will be discussed. DownloadBill Still's website is: http://secretofoz.com/Source: Republic Broadcasting NetworkAired: 12/16/09 12:00 AMSource: Progressive Radio NetworkAired: 12/17/09 12:00 AMThis podcast is an aggregate of audio files freely available online. Please visit the original source and subscribe to the host website.

The Patricia Raskin Show
Dr. Ellen Kamhi: The Natural Nurse

The Patricia Raskin Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2006 56:03


Patricia welcomes Ellen Kamhi, PH.D, R.N, H.N.C, known as “The Natural Nurse(R)”, and clinical instructor at Stony Brook Medical School. She is the co-author of “Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Arthritis: Reverse Underlying Causes of Arthritis with Clinically Proven Alternative Therapies”. A respected authority in the field of natural healing, Dr. Kamhi is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild (AHG), is nationally board certified as a holistic nurse and is the co-host of “The Natural Nurse(R) and Dr. Z” on the Progressive Radio Network.