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AID$ INCORPORATED: My interview with Dr. Peter Duesberg (December 1st – “World AIDS Day”)

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“If there is evidence that HIV causes AIDS, there should be scientific documents which either singly or collectively demonstrate that fact, at least with a high probability. There is no such document. We know that to err is human, but the HIV/AIDS hypothesis is one hell of a mistake. I say this rather strongly as a warning; Duesberg has been saying it for a long time.”

~Dr. Kary Mullis, Biochemist, 1993 Nobel Prize for Chemistry (Developed technique used in HIV tests to measure viral load in people with AIDS)

“The HIV-causes-AIDS dogma represents the grandest and perhaps the most morally destructive fraud that has ever been perpetrated on young men and women of the Western world. AIDS has been a disease of definition… If we said that it didn’t exist and didn’t pay for it with taxpayers’ money, it would disappear in the background of normal mortality. I feel that for scientists to remain silent in the face of all this doubt is tantamount to criminal negligence.” 

~Dr. Charles Thomas, former Professor of Biochemistry, Harvard and John Hopkins Universities

“The community as a whole doesn’t listen patiently to critics who adopt alternative viewpoints. Although the great lesson of history is that knowledge develops through the conflict of viewpoints. Duesberg is absolutely correct in saying that no one has proven that AIDS is caused by HIV.”

~Dr. Walter Gilbert, Professor in Molecular Biology, 1980 Nobel prize for chemistry

“There are too many shortcomings in the theory that HIV causes all signs of AIDS. We are seeing people HIV-infected for 9, 10, 12 years or more, and they are still in good shape, their immune system is still good. It is unlikely that these people will come down with AIDS later.”

~Dr. Luc Montagnier, Virologist, 2008 Nobel Prize for Medicine, co-discoverer of HIV, says AIDS can be cured with nutrition

“They have hyped up HIV into this super-rapist but in reality the damn thing can hardly get an erection. When AIDS patients’ bodies finally break down from the effects of these anti-viral drugs, they say, ‘Now the virus has become resistant, and the drugs have lost their effectiveness.’ What really is happening is the toxicity of the drugs builds up to a point where the patient cannot stand it anymore. And, of course, they say it was the virus — rather than the entirely inevitable and predictable toxicity of these damned drugs.”

~Dr. Peter Duesberg, Professor of Molecular Biology University of Berkeley, first person to isolate a cancer gene
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Strangely enough, I first became suspicious of the HIV = AIDS hypothesis by watching Black Entertainment Television. Shortly after Bob Johnson sold B.E.T. for 3 billion dollars to Viacom, major changes started happening: Tavis Smiley, Ed Gordon, Lead Story, Teen Summit, Jacque Reid and unbelievably the news, were all gone. Then suddenly, a massive influx of commercials telling BET’s core audience to go out and get an HIV test became the norm. I couldn’t understand how a channel that had just cancelled it’s only educational show for the youth, a channel that had just fired an extremely informative reporter like Tavis “Don’t call me Travis” Smiley, and a channel that actually had the audacity to cancel the news, could have the nerve to pretend that it somehow gave a damn about our health.

Immediately, I began doing all the research that I could on HIV/AIDS and came across Dr. Peter Duesberg who, back in 1970, isolated the first cancer gene through his work on retroviruses. Perhaps even more importantly, Duesberg is also internationally known as the number one critic of the establishment’s HIV = AIDS hypothesis — And because of this, he’s been to hell and back.

Decades later, despite countless attacks from “The Powers That Be”, he still continues his crusade to prove to the world that HIV doesn’t cause “Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome” (A.I.D.S. aka “A weakened immune system”).

~Chase Swayze
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Q: Why do you believe that HIV is not the cause of AIDS?

DUESBERG: Chase, this is not a matter of belief. In my profession I must test, whether the available evidence fits a specific theory or hypothesis. If the hypothesis predicts and explains all facts, I would conclude that the hypothesis is right and if it does not it would be wrong. In the case of AIDS the prevailing hypothesis holds that the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) causes the 26 plus infectious and non-infectious diseases that define AIDS.

1) This hypothesis predicts first and foremost that AIDS is a contagious disease.
But, according to the peer-reviewed literature:
(i) Not one doctor or nurse has ever contracted AIDS (not just HIV) from over 929,985 AIDS patients recorded in the US by 2004.
(ii) Not one of the thousand HIV researchers has contracted AIDS from HIV.
(iii) No wives of hemophiliacs have contracted AIDS from their husbands.
(iv) There is no AIDS-epidemic in prostitutes.
Thus AIDS is not contagious.

2) The hypothesis states that only 5 to 10 years after HIV has induced anti-HIV antibodies, alias a “positive AIDS test”, the virus causes fatal AIDS diseases. But, all other viruses cause diseases within days or weeks after infection shortly before they induce anti-viral immunity.  As a result disease follows soon after infection and is self-limiting via anti-viral immunity.  The anti-viral immunity ends the disease, because the virus is neutralized and can no longer infect any cells.  In rare cases immunity comes too late.  In these cases some viral diseases can be fatal also within weeks after infection. By contrast the HIV-AIDS hypothesis says that HIV causes disease only after it is neutralized by antibody and even then only 5 to 10 years later.  This is a total paradox, that 22 years of AIDS research for at least 100 billion $ have not been able to resolve. The effectiveness of the anti-HIV antibodies in “HIV-positives” is the reason, why no free virus can be found, even in dying AIDS patients.

3) HIV is said to cause immuno-deficiency by killing T-cells. But only 1 in 500 T-cells of AIDS patients is ever infected, even in dying AIDS patients.  Thus something else must kill T-cells in AIDS patients. By contrast in all other viral diseases many more cells are infected than the body can spare or regenerate during the course of the disease. And there is plenty of virus, but no antibody to neutralize it during the early phase of the disease.

4) All conventional virus diseases are randomly distributed in the population.  They don’t discriminate between heterosexuals and homosexuals or between blacks and whites. By contrast AIDS is restricted in the US and Europe almost 100% to male homosexuals using amphetamines, nitrite inhalants and other psychoactive drugs as aphrodisiacs, and to intravenous drug users. In sum, this suggests that drugs, rather than a latent and neutralized virus, are causing AIDS.

Q: Could you please explain how AIDS is nothing more than a group of old diseases with a HIV + label?

DUESBERG: The Centers for Disease Control has defined AIDS since 1985 as a collection of 26 old diseases provided they occur in the presence of anti-body against HIV.  This is a circular definition:  When tuberculosis is associated with anti-body against HIV it is called AIDS and in the absence of antibody it is diagnosed by its old name (tuberculosis).

Q: Robert Gallo is the so-called “discoverer” of HIV who was later convicted of fraud and scientific misconduct. Could you please give a little background on who Robert Gallo is and also explain why his 1984 press conference that declared that HIV = AIDS was called the biggest scientific, medical blunder in the 20th century?

DUESBERG: Unfortunately Robert Gallo’s HIV-AIDS hypothesis has subsequently failed all criteria of a viral disease and has failed to produce any beneficial results:  There is no vaccine and the anti-viral medications developed by this hypothesis cause AIDS by killing T-cells and other human cells as well.

Failure, however, is the common fate of many hypothesis.

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The problem with the Gallo hypothesis is that it was endorsed by his employer, the US government, before it was published and tested.  Since it became a US government program and was advanced by government-funded researchers and  propaganda, it  could no longer be scientifically challenged for political reasons.  The US government is supposed to be infallible and likewise American mainstream AIDS scientists funded by up to 10 billion $ per year are not supposed to be fallible.

Once the government had endorsed Gallo’s hypothesis and funded 1000s of scientists to study it, AIDS science became as big and affluent as the Titanic.  But it could no longer turn even in face of an iceberg.  It had “to stay the course”.  As a result 100 thousands died un-necessarily and many of those were even poisoned by anti-viral drugs, like AZT, originally developed 40 years ago to kill human cells for chemotherapy.

Q: Is it true that while this press conference was going on, the blood test used to detect HIV was being patented, later earning large royalties for Gallo?

DUESBERG: I understand the royalties were shared by the National Institutes of Health and Robert Gallo.

Q: Are HIV tests even relevant since HIV is said not to be the AIDS virus?

DUESBERG: Based on 22 years of failures to prove the HIV-AIDS hypothesis, these tests are irrelevant to AIDS. This maybe a reason why president Bush unexpectedly suspended the former travel restrictions to the US based on positive-HIV tests. Apparently even Bush and his advisers are no longer sure that anti-bodies against (!) HIV are a serious health threat to Americans.

Q: So what would you say to someone who’s thinking about taking an HIV test, or to someone who’s scared to death because they’ve just been told they’re HIV positive?

DUESBERG: I am, of course, not a psychiatrist.  But I recommend to save anxiety until one is fully informed about the evidence for the HIV-AIDS hypothesis. This could be achieved in several days by reading “Inventing the AIDS Virus” (PD, Regnery publ. Washington DC, 1996). The book comes with a Foreword by Nobelist Kary Mullis, who invented the polymerase chain reaction.

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Q: You were in the documentary “HIV/AIDS: Fact or Fiction” where they mentioned a study that was done where 25 HIV positive men contributed 1 million sperm cells each and out of 25 million sperm cells, only one virus blueprint was found. What are your thoughts on HIV/AIDS being labeled as a sexually transmitted disease?

DUESBERG: The experiment you just described gives a very clear answer to your question:  AIDS is not sexually transmitted. If it were, AIDS would have long ago become a heterosexual epidemic, exactly as Gallo, the NIH and all other HIV-AIDS researchers erroneously predicted for decades. After all about 4.5 million babies are generated per year in the US by conventional “unsafe” sex, but there is no heterosexual AIDS epidemic in America!

Q: The origin of AIDS is something that has constantly been blamed on Africa. The mainstream media has even gone so far as to say that Africans ate monkeys or had sex with monkeys and that’s how AIDS came into existence. We are at the point now where African Americans are being blamed for having HIV and spreading HIV at rates that are much higher than other races. If HIV doesn’t cause AIDS, then why are Africans and African Americans alike being blamed for HIV/AIDS?

DUSEBERG: This is a non-scientific question and I can only speculate on the answer. Since Gallo and rival HIV discoverers in Europe wanted to sell their discovery as a new virus causing a new disease, they had to come up with an origin that was “new” to America and Europe. For that scenario the African jungle is still a “paradise”, nobody has relatives with phone numbers to call there, the movie and TV industry have cultivated jungle monsters for decades both real and imaginary from King Kong to wild Gorillas mating damsels in distress, alligators, cannibals, voodoo men, Ebola viruses, killer bees, and now a new AIDS virus – that oddly first struck male homosexuals in bathhouses and discos of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles - years before it became a heterosexual AIDS epidemic in Africa! Cute All-American and European science fiction. But very credible on American and European TV shows and in science journals and  – as everybody understands – a bit more difficult to prove, like all other theories on evolution.

Q: Here’s a direct quote from the Center for Disease Control: “Rates among non-Hispanic black females were 19 times higher than rates among non-Hispanic white females, underscoring the need for continued emphasis on programs targeting females in racial/ethnic minority populations to reduce the number of cases of HIV/AIDS.” — I know I’m probably repeating myself here, but the question must be asked of why Black Americans (Black females specifically as of late) are being repeatedly demonized as having a dangerous STD called HIV, when your own personal studies have shown HIV not to be dangerous nor an STD?

DUESBERG: Chase, as I said in answer to a previous question of yours, the relevance of anti-HIV antibody tests depends entirely on proof for the HIV-AIDS hypothesis. Since there is no proof for viral AIDS, I consider any “programs targeting” HIV-positives scientifically worthless and politically biased.

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Q: Is it true that in Africa they label almost every disease and illness as AIDS?

DUESBERG: Perhaps not every disease. 

But it is true that AIDS in Africa is clinically very different from AIDS in the US. Most African AIDS cases are tuberculosis, weight loss, fever and diarrhea – classical diseases of poverty, malnutrition and poor sanitation. These diseases are now diagnosed as AIDS without HIV-tests, because HIV tests are too expensive in Africa. Accordingly the American Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization accept “presumptive” AIDS diagnoses from Africa – without evidence for HIV. 

This in turn helps both Africans, who get funded and foreign aid based on AIDS quotas, and HIV-AIDS researchers in America and Europe, who must defend their new sexually transmitted AIDS epidemics against declining case numbers at home to their government funding agencies.

Q: How did AIDS go from being seen as a “Gay-White-Male” disease back in the 80′s to being seen as a “Straight-Black-Female” disease today?

DUESBERG: AIDS did not “go from being seen as a Gay-White-Male disease” to a “straight-Black-Female disease” as you say. As far as I know, it continues to be seen as a gay disease by all people I know. But the HIV-AIDS propaganda from the Centers for Disease Control and from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases continues to present AIDS, as if it were a random epidemic like all conventional viral and microbial epidemics – as if, “We are are all in this together.” Instead, AIDS is a lifestyle epidemic caused by recreational and anti-viral drugs in the US and Europe and by malnutrition in Africa. But since the real causes of AIDS are politically incorrect and thus highly un-fundable the HIV-AIDS establishment is forced to “stay the course” for its own survival.

Q: Let’s talk about AZT (the drug used to fight AIDS). Can you discuss AZT’s history and why you call it “AIDS by prescription?”

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DUESBERG: A viral theory of disease offers good prospects for vaccinations, but is a disaster for prospective anti-viral medication.  Since viruses contain just tiny pieces of information, much too little to synthesize their own DNAs, RNAs and proteins, they are completely dependent on the cell – and thus obligatory parasites.  In other words the cell must make all viral proteins and nucleic acids for the virus.

This defines the fundamental problem of anti-viral medication:  Anything that inhibits or poisons viral DNA, RNA and protein synthesis is also inhibiting cellular DNA, RNA and protein synthesis and is thus inevitably toxic. For example the DNA chain-terminator, AZT, which was developed long before AIDS to terminate human DNA synthesis for cancer chemotherapy, kills HIV but it also kills the cell.  Since HIV does not kill any immune cells, but AZT does – like most other chemotherapies – “AZT is AIDS by prescription”.

Q: How dangerous are these new drugs that are used to fight HIV/AIDS? And what would you say to someone who says people are living longer because of these drugs?

DUESBERG: Most anti-HIV drugs were developed to kill cancer cells, and are therefore the most toxic prescription drugs available.  As a medication against a hypothetical viral cause of an AIDS disease, that could possibly treated by conventional methods, they are indeed the biggest blunder in the history of medicine I am aware about. The slogan of the HIV-AIDS establishment that ‘anti-viral drugs prolong life’ has been refuted recently in the largest study of its kind, published in the Lancet. In this study hundreds of researchers and doctors from Europe and the US summarize their results with anti-HIV drugs as follows:

Interpretation – Virological response after starting HAART improved over calendar years, but such improvement has not translated into a decrease in mortality (Lancet, 368, 451-458, 2006). HAART = highly active antiretroviral therapy.

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Q: What is your opinion of the drug companies that make AZT and other AIDS fighting drugs?
 
DUESBERG: My opinion of the drug companies making AZT and similarly toxic anti-HIV drugs is not very high, but is consistent with our capitalist philosophy to sell what the market bears as long as it is legally possible. By contrast, my opinion about my colleagues who provided the ideology for the production and prescription of these drugs – that no poison is worse than the hypothetical AIDS virus in order to advance their careers is very low indeed. These “free” scientists and doctors were trained and educated at our “free” universities at very high cost to the taxpayers and prospective AIDS patients, to provide the best medical and humanitarian help to a faithful public.  But my peers betray the trust of their people by not calling into question a hypothesis that has as yet not saved one single life.

‘The important thing in science is not to stop questioning’, when a theory fails, says Einstein.  And the HIV-AIDS scientists have failed to act as scientists and, above all as doctors, in the face of a hypothesis that has failed to generate an AIDS vaccine or a curative drug or any other benefits to the patients in 22 years. Instead, of welcoming alternative AIDS theories, they have censored, personally attacked and de-funded all researchers including myself, who offered alternative solutions to the flawed HIV-AIDS hypothesis and have warned about the disastrous “therapies” of HIV-antibody (!, not virus)-positives with DNA chain-terminators.
 
Q: Does the HIV/AIDS theory simply come down to money?
 
DUESBERG: I think it is ego first and money second.  A researcher like me and many of my peers prefer to solve a problem and get recognition for solving a scientific or a medical problem much more than making money from it. 

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The problem is compounded, however, when ALL the money is for one hypothesis only – as is the case in American AIDS research.  In that case  science “comes down to money”, as you say.

Q: Can you explain the newfound theory of cervical cancer being caused by a virus, along with how cervical cancer was added to the list of AIDS diseases, which greatly expanded the “definition” of the disease to women?

DUESBERG: The virus-cervical cancer hypothesis is another example of virus hunters trying to blame a non-contagious disease, like cervical cancer, on their favorite virus, in this case Human Papilloma or wart Virus.  As in the case of AIDS, this hypothesis postulates that the wart virus is not carcinogenic when it first infects via sexual transmission and replicates in women and men in their twenties.  At that time it just causes benign warts. But 30 to 50 years later – yes 30-50 years! – long after it is neutralized by antibody and no longer replicating, it is said to cause fatal cancer.  This is the same age when cervical cancer typically strikes also women without prior wart virus infection.  Oddly, this time men are spared, the only risk group are women. Indeed, since 1993 the wart virus hypothesis must compete with the HIV hypothesis for cervical cancer.  At that time the Centers for Disease Control added cervical cancer to the list of AIDS defining diseases in order to support the prediction of the AIDS-virus hypothesis, that viruses don’t discriminate between sexes and cause random diseases, although AIDS in the US and Europe is 80% male.
 
Q: What problems have you encountered since you’ve went public about HIV not being the cause of AIDS?

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DUESBERG: No more research grants, neither for AIDS nor for cancer (a total of 24 have been turned down since 1992), no more graduate students, no more invitations to professional conferences, no more citations in the professional literature, censorship of my research papers by high impact journals, no more teaching of graduate student classes, no appointments to decision making departmental committees, no more invitations to NIH or California State, Leukemia Society and other study sections reviewing grant applications of my peers for cancer and retrovirus/AIDS research, loss of over 80% of professional friends outside and inside our campus, merit increases only in 1/2 steps and only after protracted proceedings of up to 3 years involving appeals to the chancellor, as in the last case, no more invitations to name seminar speakers and no more invitations to dinner parties for seminar speakers invited to the department. 
 
And all this in “the freest of all countries” as our president calls it.

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Q: In your book “Inventing the AIDS Virus” you have two Nobel Prize winning doctors who both agree with you and wrote blurbs on the back cover saying that HIV does not cause AIDS. Why hasn’t your book gotten the attention that it deserves?
 
DUESBERG: I think my answer to the previous question holds a key to this question too. The fear of our “free scientists” to become de-funded and excommunicated, and that of our “free investigative newspapers” to be called “irresponsible” by the NIH and the CDC are the the probable reasons!
 
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to say or add that you feel we’ve left out?
 
DUESBERG: There is documentation for most all I have said here in www.duesberg.com
 
“Peter Duesberg is a man of extraordinary energy, unusual honesty, enormous sense of humour, and a rare critical sense. This critical sense often makes us look twice, then a third time, at a conclusion many of us believed to be foregone. However, his critiques are sometimes a major problem for the casual observer. When is he truly debating? When is he only being the devil’s advocate? When is he being the devil himself? The casual observer is also often at a loss to determine which of the many weapons he possesses he is using. Peter, it is hard for us to tell when you are using your machine gun or your slingshot, or simply exercising your vocal cords. In any event you are an extraordinary scientist, a man who makes life more interesting and pleasurable to many of us and it is my good fortune to know you as a friend.”
 
~Robert Gallo, “Inventor” of HIV (1984)

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BREAKING NEWS: Houston’s Tap Water is Contaminated with Radiation (and Fluoride)

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Remember when they were telling us to drink 8 glasses of (tap) water a day? Ummm yeah, you might not wanna do that….. :-/

BTW: Just some journalistic advice for future reference - It would be kinda nice if more than one channel (a HUGE thank you to KHOU, Channel 11) would tell us that our *drinking* water is poisoning us.

Just a thought,
Chase

“…..The KHOU Investigative Team has uncovered a *conspiracy* of the highest order.”

KHOU NEWS: A Matter of Risk: Radiation, Drinking Water, and Deception

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BETWEEN BARACK AND A HARD PLACE: Is President Obama “Too Nice” for America’s Own Good?

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“The name ‘Barack Obama’ is about as Black as a name can get. Barack Obama! That’s right next to Dikembe Mutombo! As soon as you hear the name “Barack Obama” you expect to see a brother with a spear standin’ on top of a dead lion! You expect to see the bass player from The Commodores come out! I’m not talkin’ about Lionel Richie, I’m talkin’ about them shiny niggas behind him!” ~Chris Rock

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ONE OF MY FACEBOOK FRIENDS was recently complaining about not being able to find a “nice guy” to date. She was actually starting to question what kind of “energy” she was putting out in the universe that was somehow cosmically narrowing her romantic opportunities down to an endless amount of Charlie Sheens. While I sympathized with her situation, I also felt the need to shut down a popular female “talking point” – That women actually want nice guys for something more than just a shoulder to cry on once Charlie pulls up his pants and insensitively walks away through a trail of her salty tears.

Anyway, I simply told her that women don’t want nice guys, they want a guy who’s sharp enough to keep their attention, but smooth enough to not “cut them” in the process. They want PASSION – Which is why they end up giving it up to the “Bad Boys” who are more exciting than the “Good Boys” who have about as much passion as Wolf Blitzer waiting in line at the DMV (on Sunday).

In any case, I finally said: “I honestly don’t believe you want a nice guy since I’m sure you’ve said the often-heard phrase: “He’s a nice guy, BUT…..’”

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…And she agreed.

And this is exactly the problem with President Obama – Everyone knows he’s a nice guy, BUT – No one sees him as that “brother with a spear standing on top of a dead lion (or more appropriately, a dead elephant).”

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Even John Edwards criticized “Senator” Obama on the Iowa campaign trail back in 2007 when he questioned his “spunk” and said he wouldn’t be able to battle special interests groups in Washington D.C.

“I hear people say you can sit at a table with these people, negotiate with them, and they will volunteer their power away. That is a complete fantasy. You can’t “NICE” these people to death. Special interests will never give their power away. The only way we are going to get their power away is to TAKE their power away from them, and we have an epic fight in front of us. You’d better send somebody into that arena who’s ready for the fight.”

Damn, that’s gotta sting coming from a metrosexual who spends $400 on his haircuts so he can look like a Ken doll…..

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Speaking of disgraced adulterers who’ve lost everything, Tiger Woods was turned into an odd “role model” of sorts (courtesy of Bill Maher) for how the Democrats should handle the Republicans:

“The Republicans kept saying things like, the healthcare bill was being “shoved down our throats” or the Democrats were “ramming it through.” The bill was so big they couldn’t take it all at once! And I realized listening to this rhetoric that it reminded me of something – Tiger Woods’ text messages to his mistress where he said, and I quote: “I want to treat you rough, throw you around, spank and slap you and make you sore. I want to hold you down and choke you while I fuck that ass that I own. Then I’m going to tell you to shut the fuck up while I slap your face and pull your hair for making noise.” (Unquote) – And this, I believe, perfectly represents the attitude Democrats should now have in their dealings with the Republican Party: “Shut the fuck up while I slap your face for making noise!”

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“The Democrats need to push the rest of their agenda while their boot is on the neck of the greedy, poisonous old reptile. Democrats in America were put on earth to do one thing: drag the ignorant hillbilly half of this country into the next century, which in their case is the 19th.” ~Bill Maher (2010)

But that was last year – Before Obama gave in to the Republicans and extended Bush’s tax cuts (which added $600 billion in lost revenue to the national debt) and before he surrendered once again by letting Eric “Conflict of Interest” Cantor and John Boehner run all over him during the hostage negotiations debt-ceiling fiasco.

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Today, Bill seems to echo Ken’s sentiments from 4 years ago…

Tim Wise, activist and author of many brilliant books with equally brilliant titles, says the Obama “cheerleaders” should stop spinning the unspinnable:

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“The President has surrendered. This is not “master chess,” or “the art of the possible.” It is capitulation. “The Right” has won, and the nation will suffer for it. He had options. He refused to exercise them – Period. The Democrats have proven they are gutless. They are about to give the GOP a deal that involves no revenue increases and trillions in spending cuts, even though two-thirds of the public want a more mixed approach. These people stand for nothing.” ~Tim Wise

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Let’s face it America, President Obama is just too damn soft for our own good.

Say whatever you want about George W. Bush, but he just didn’t give a fuck.

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Al Gore got 539,898 more votes than him? Bush stole the Presidency anyway! Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11 & Iraq had no WMDs?! Bush bombed them anyway! Hurricane Katrina victims need HELP?!? Bush doesn’t even know what you’re talking about!

Seriously – Bush could have started a war with Canada and gotten away with it. He would have even had a slogan that would rally up the troops…..

BOMB CANADA! THEY’VE BEEN ON TOP OF US FOR TOO DAMN LONG!!!”

And instantly, 70% of Americans (in corporate/televised polls) would automatically be down with that bullshit………………

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It might sound crazy, but Barack could learn a LOT from George – Like how to be a ruthless asshole who points at people.

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Aiiiiight Barack, you got the idea, but lower your finger and lose the corny ass smile…..

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Okay, I love the finger, but that damn smile is still trying to sneak out…..

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What the FUCK!?! NOOOOO DAMMIT!!! Why are you playing golf with John Boehner!? And what the hell are you pointing at anyway!?! Is that your DIGNITY over there?!?!

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YES!!!!!!!!!!! That’s the ONE!!! Point ‘em OUT! Mean mug on them fools!!!

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That’s RIGHT! Make your RAPPER homies point at ‘em! MOVE, BITCH!!! Get out the WAY!!!!!!!

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OH SHIT!!! You got beats, son? You got BEATS!?!?!

FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!! POP A CAP IN THAT NIGGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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(Uh…….. I mean………. Hold up a second……)

Look Mr. President, all I’m trying to say is that you need to fight for “The People” the same exact way George W. Bush fought for millionaires and billionaires. Your party runs two-thirds of the government and outnumbers the Republicans by 17 million more registered voters in the electorate. Contrary to Republican Propaganda popular belief, America is NOT a “conservative” country…..

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…..So you have NO excuse for expanding their wars, continuing their tax cuts, co-signing their warped policies, or alienating your base, just to pander to people who only want to see you (and America) FAIL.

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But to be fair, I have considered the fact that since you are the “Jackie Robinson” of Presidents, you may be enduring extreme elements of psychological torment far beyond the average man’s realm of comprehension that inexplicably forces you to do dumb shit on occasion.

And yes, it’s also quite possible that you’re “strategizing” by following “The 48 Laws Of Power” (LAW 45: “Preach the need for change, but never reform too much at once”) or simply using the Pseudo-Machiavellian tactic of keeping your friends close while keeping your enemies closer – But, if you and John Boehner (The Republican Speaker of the House) get any “closer” I’ll be expecting a joint announcement from you two saying you’re having a baby through a surrogate.

Just remember Mr. President – The same Republicans that you’re trying to “NICE” to death…..

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….are constantly plotting to KILL your career.

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But unfortunately, I’m beginning to believe that your constant “bi-partisanship” goes beyond “being nice” – At this point, it’s clearly a case of one of three circumstances: Either you’re ignorant (and don’t realize that you’re only losing votes), you’re impotent (and too weak & scared to fight back) or you’re IN ON IT (and intentionally selling out everyone who voted for you and your country in the process).

Only time will tell…..

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“Mr. President, it is beyond admirable in your position and at this time of fearful division in this country that you view yourself as president of everyone, not as your predecessor did, only as the president just of those who voted for you – But you must at long last come to terms of the fact that you spent the first 18 months and one day of your presidency bending over backwards for the other people, and they have spent the same time insisting that you are not actually president, or you are a communist (or a socialist) – Mr. President, please stop trying to act, every minute, like some noble, neutral figure chairing a government of equal and dispassionate minds and contemplated scholars. It’s a freaking WAR out here!” ~Keith Olbermann

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~CHASE SWAYZE

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UNREASONABLE DOUBT: The Case Against Casey & The System Itself

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“I hate a liar more than I hate a thief – A thief is only after my salary, but a liar is after my reality.” ~50 Cent

NANCY GRACE HAS AS MUCH TACT AS A SLEDGEHAMMER being thrown through a greenhouse. To say her vibe is over-sensationalism on crack is an understatement – She makes the “Aflac Duck” look like Kate Middleton. To her credit however, Nancy was the only one who consistently reported on “The Disappearance of Caylee Anthony” (albeit, ad-nauseam) from day one back in 2008. But ironically, it may have been her lack of grace that initially turned me off and essentially led me to ignore the case for almost 3 years.

Inevitably, I only started paying attention during the last week of the trial… Call me naïve, but based on the overwhelming amount of evidence (both circumstantial and forensic) it seemed to be the text-book definition of an open & shut case.

So let me see if I’ve got this straight: There’s this pregnant 19 year-old teenager who wanted to give up her unborn child for adoption, but her mother stopped her and insisted that she keep it – So, she reluctantly keeps the child, but still keeps “partying” at the same rate as before, even going as far as taking her toddler to “adult parties” late at night. Then, while she’s moving in with her new boyfriend a few years later, she asks her neighbor if she can borrow a shovel and almost instantly, no one sees her kid anymore, but the mom keeps “happily partying” as if everything’s normal while she enters “Hard Body” contests at clubs, gets a “Bella Vita” (“Beautiful Life”) tattoo, and pathologically lies to her friends & family (and later lies to the cops) about her child’s whereabouts for 31 straight days until her own mother calls 911, finally forcing her to admit that her baby’s been “missing” for 31 straight days while even her own mother has to admit to the 911 operator: I found my daughter’s car today and it smells like there’s been a dead body in the damn car!”

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In all seriousness, it completely insults my intelligence whenever I hear someone say: “There just wasn’t enough evidence to convict her…”

(Please…………….)

EVIDENCE TO CONVICT HER (From multiple sources): Traces of chloroform (a chemical that makes people unconscious) were found in Casey Anthony’s car trunk and evidence was found that someone had searched the Internet on her computer for the use of the chemical and how to make it. On November 26, 2008, officials released 700 pages of documents related to the Anthony investigation, which included evidence of Google searches of the terms “neck breaking”, “how to make chloroform”, and “death” on Casey Anthony’s home computer. On February 18, 2009, documents released by the State Attorney’s Office in Florida indicated that the same type of laundry bag, duct tape, and plastic bags discovered at the crime scene were found in the house where Casey and Caylee resided.”

MORE EVIDENCE TO CONVICT HER: “University of Tennessee’s “Body farm” discovered “hair banding,” a phenomenon in which hair roots can form a dark band after death. A hair found in the trunk of the Anthony car exhibited this pattern. Also, air extracted from the trunk of the Anthony car revealed human decomposition and the presence of chloroform. Deputy Jason Forgey, a cadaver dog handler with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, testified that his dog alerted officers that there had been a dead body in the trunk of Anthony’s car. Forensic entomologist Dr. Neal Haskell testified that Caylee Anthony’s body was in the woods (15 houses away from Casey’s house with duct tape over her mouth & nose) since June or early July of 2008. He said the types of bugs (“Coffin Flies”) found at the crime scene indicated the body had been there a long time. Haskell also said bugs found in Casey Anthony’s car trunk showed the toddler’s body was there for a short time before being removed.”

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AND YET, EVEN MORE EVIDENCE TO CONVICT HER: Over 1,000 new pages of documents were released Tuesday in the case against Casey Anthony. They include a statement that an FBI investigator saw an outline of a small body in the fetal position in Casey’s trunk (read FBI document). The FBI says the child’s back, bottom and legs could be seen most clearly. WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer says it adds to the hair and air in the trunk showing evidence of decomposition: “Why is a child’s body gonna be in the trunk of that car dead or alive? It’s significant that the child’s body was in the trunk of that car,” Sheaffer said. NOTE: Dr. Jan Garavaglia, chief medical examiner for Orange and Osceola Counties, ruled that the manner of Caylee’s death was “a homicide” and that the cause of Caylee’s death was “homicide of undetermined means.” Garavaglia said that chloroform could “absolutely” cause a child’s death and insisted that homicide was “the only logical conclusion” in this death.”

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BREAKING NEWS: Casey Anthony’s attorney would like everyone to forget everything they’ve just heard!!!

INTRODUCING: THE JOSE BAEZ STRATEGY FOR DEFENDING CASEY ANTHONY!!!

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1. Say that Caylee accidently drowned (Without any evidence).

2. Throw Casey’s dad under the bus as often as possible and say that he molested Casey when she was a child (Without any evidence).

3. Repeat 1 & 2 (Without ANY evidence).

However, there’s just one small problem with this strategy……………..

THERE’S NO EVIDENCE.

In fact, Baez’s molestation accusation was so baseless that he wasn’t even allowed to mention it in his closing arguments since he never attempted to prove it during the trial – And regarding the suggestion that Caylee died in a drowning accident, there’s a jailhouse videotape with Casey talking to her parents that essentially erases his whole strategy.

2:15 – Casey’s Mom: “Someone just said that Caylee was dead this morning – That she drowned in the pool. That’s the newest story out there…”

2:25 – Casey: “Surprise, surprise…” (The family quietly agrees it’s a false rumor and then later, Casey says she wants her dad more than anyone else.)

4:12 – Casey’s Dad: “Hey listen, I want you to know, you are the boss through this whole thing, OK? Listen, think of you owning this conglomerate, this huge business. Jose is one of your employees, so is the sheriff`s department, so is the FBI, so am I, so is Lee, so is Mom. You know, we`re all working with you. And if for some reason, something is not being said or being done, you can make a change. You`re the one…” (In later clips, both of Casey’s parents continuously press her about where Caylee might be…)

Feel free to call me crazy, but…………………

THIS COMPLETELY BLOWS YOUR ENTIRE DEFENSE OUT OF THE WATER.

(Pun intended.)

Because even if everything Baez claimed was true, “being molested back in 1992” is a pretty weak reason for why your kid is rotting in the trunk of your car while you’re gleefully grinding on lesbians at the club.

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Smoke & mirrors aside, the craziest part is that even Baez admits that Caylee died on Casey’s watch and that she tried to cover it up: “Casey saw George Anthony (her father) holding Caylee in his arms. She immediately grabbed Caylee and began to cry. She asked for her father’s help and shortly thereafter, George did help. It’s at this moment that Casey should have been stronger. Casey should have called 911. Casey should have done the right thing – And that’s what she’s guilty of – Caylee’s death was covered up.” (Jose Baez’s opening statement)

Well damn, if I was the prosecution, I’d be extremely tempted to thank Jose for literally putting the dead body in his own clients hands (which instantly makes her legally responsible for anything that happens to it from that point on) and admitting that she covered it up (LYING TO AUTHORITIES, TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE, TAMPERING WITH A CORPSE & OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE), then I’d ask him if he’d like to join our prosecution team right after I screamed out “25 TO LIFE, BITCH!!!” and rested my whole fucking case.

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But apparently, Florida was able to find the only 12 people in the state who feel like Hitler was just “misunderstood…”

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I was speechless – I couldn’t understand how jurors from Pinellas County (which has a 95% conviction rate according to HLN News) could say the only thing she was guilty of is lying.

Naturally, there were endless reasons & excuses for the verdict being thrown around in the media. The defense team said the prosecution didn’t prove their case while “The State of Florida” said that a “dry-bones case is very difficult to prove…” Meanwhile, most of the jury immediately went into hiding, except for the 2 or 3 who went public and repeatedly said “there just wasn’t enough evidence…”

While I clearly understand “The Burden of Proof” is on “The State” and that elements of “Reasonable Doubt” may have been a factor, I started hearing another possible reason given for Casey Anthony’s acquittal and the intense media attention given to the case from day one…..

A few days after the verdict, I was surprised to hear a white, female news anchor ask a legal analyst: “Was Casey Anthony acquitted because she’s a young, attractive, white female, who the jury was more sympathetic towards?” A few days later, a variation of this same question was directed towards Dr. Drew (in writing) on his talk show: “The issue of race: Did being a young, Caucasian female aid in Casey’s perception of innocence?”

His response was so honest, yet so nervous, that I re-winded my DVR three times in order to capture his answer verbatim: “And this is a… uh…. I’ll tell you what…. This is a painful question to even think about and I’ll let each of you decide for yourself whether you think that had a significant role to play here. I’m fearful that it might have contributed… And let’s all give that some real thought. We’re… We’re… Looking… Duuit…. Checking our souls on this one…” (Dr. Drew: 7/18/11And yes, he actually made a noise that sounded like “DUUIT” – And yeah, I tried to spell it.) ;-)

Racial babbling aside, it’s truly rare to witness white people actually admitting to the existence of white privilege…

But are we really checking our souls?

According to the Innocence Project, there have been 273 post-conviction DNA exonerations in United States history. Approximately 70% of the people exonerated by DNA testing were non-white (in a country that is 70% white). The average sentence served by these innocent “convicts” was 13 years, compared with the acquittal & zero years that a Texas jury awarded a white man named Robert Durst (back in 2001) who actually admitted to killing, beheading, and dismembering his neighbor with a knife, two saws and an axe before coldly dumping his body parts in Galveston Bay.

Meanwhile, the same system that let Durst go free, continuously sentences Black men, who didn’t do anything to anyone, to Life and Death….

It happens so often, you almost have to laugh to keep from crying…..

The system is severely broken when it can grant freedom to a white mother who clearly enjoyed covering up her child’s death, while it imprisons a black mother who just wanted to improve her child’s education…

Especially when that system does it repeatedly…..

If you’re Black, the system is literally backwardsYou’re guilty until proven otherwise…

BTW: Anyone thinking “O.J.” is an example of “A Black Man getting away with murder” (And yes, that Negro was clearly guilty), is forgetting a few key things – He was also rich and famous, and yet he still needed a “Black Jury(9 Blacks, 1 Hispanic & 2 Whites) with Johnny Cochran (and “The Dream Team”) defending him in front of an Asian judge – And THEN, he got away with murder.

Meanwhile, all Casey Anthony needed was to be white…

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…And even her own lawyer admitted that if the victim and the defendant were not white, we never would have even heard of the victim, and the defendant would be just another no-name criminal on death row.

But at the end of the day, this case was about an innocent little girl who was better off not knowing about our society’s superficial fixation on race, class and social status. Before she died, Caylee was gradually becoming a great swimmer thanks to the patient attention of her loving grandparents, George and Cindy Anthony. She liked Winnie The Pooh, Spiderman, and that big, purple dinosaur named Barney. She loved to dance, color in her coloring books, play dress up, and unlike most toddlers, she even loved eating green beans – Although her favorite book “Suppertime for Frieda Fuzzypaws” might have slightly influenced her diet.

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It’s a story about a finicky kitten who only wants to eat cookies for dinner, but her parents won’t give it to her until after she eats her supper – A healthy meal that included macaroni and green beans – And even though the book was recommended for kids twice her age, two year old Caylee still learned the lesson well.

Caylee Marie Anthony was a pure soul who didn’t deserve to be born to a heartless mother who cared more about her own happiness at the club, than the precious life of her child. Caylee should be here with us right now – She should be enjoying her summer, running through water sprinklers in her backyard, laughing at Sponge Bob Square Pants, and playing with her stuffed animals…..

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But instead, she’s gone forever.

I guess happy endings are for animated movies and Hallmark cards, but if there’s anything to be gained from losing Caylee, it’s that the proposed law named after her (“Caylee’s Law”) will be modified and strengthened so that no one else can “ignore their missing child” for an unreasonable period of time without facing JUSTICE.

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“I didn’t want to involve a bunch of people that maybe didn’t know the situation. The biggest mistake was not calling the cops right off the bat, but the worst thing is that I’ve done this to my daughter…” ~Casey Anthony (2008)

~Chase Swayze

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