Kitty Kelley: "With every book I've written, I've encountered
certain amount of hesitancy on the part of potential sources,because
they are understandably reluctant to talk about powerful people, either
for fear of retribution or for fear of being socially ostracized. The
amount of trepidation I encountered in writing this book was
unprecedented, but perhaps that's what comes from writing about a
sitting President whose family has a long reach. Many sources were
reluctant to tell their stories on the record, and much as I dislike
using named sources, in some cases I had no choice. Many people who
know the Bushes - friends, former employees, classmates, business
associates and even a few family members were skittish about speaking
for attribution. I heard an endless stream of excuses and apologies,
some comical, others disconcerting: "You don't know that family... If
they think I've talked to you, they'll never speak to me again." "This
town is too small to rile the Bushes." "I want to live to see my
grand-children." One man said, "You can't use my name. They'll come
after me. The Bushes are thugs." (Kitty Kelley, Author's Notes on The
Family. Random House.)
President George W. Bush has more
than twenty ancestors who hailed from Mendon,
Mass., the home
ground of Russell & Company co-founder Philip Ammidon and the
& Bones Taft
family, in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Members of The Order have played key roles on both sides of
anti-smoking movement, and the first thing they did was take over the
tobacco companies. This is how they engineer the Hegelian false
alternatives they inflict on the people!
Rev. James Smith Bush (1825-1889) was born in Rochester, N.Y., and entered Yale in 1841. After graduating, he studied law in Rochester, and was admitted to the bar in 1847. His first marriage was in 1851 to Sara Freeman, the daughter of Dr. James Freeman of Saratoga, N.Y. She and their infant child died eighteen months later. He studied for the ministry of the Episcopal Church, was ordained deacon in 1855, "and immediately took charge of Grace Church, Orange, N.J.,which had just been organized." He was ordained a priest the next year, and remained at Grace Church for twelve years. In 1859, he married Harriet Eleanor Fay. She was the daughter of Samuel Howard Fay, Esq., of Savannah, Georgia. (Married. New York Times, Feb. 25, 1859.) Samuel H. Fay, Esq., was the treasurer of the Episcopal Institute at Montpelier Springs, Georgia, and his brother, Rev. Charles Fay, and his wife were the Inspectors. The land for the Institute was donated by Gazaway Bugg Lamar. (Intelligence. Episcopal Recorder, Jun. 12, 1841;19(12):47.)Montpelier Institute State Historical Maker / Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
He resigned the rectorship of Grace Church in Orange, N.J., to go to Grace Church in San Francisco. (Episcopal. New York Observer and Chronicle, Oct. 17, 1867;45(42):331.) He returned in 1872 to be Rector of the Church of the Ascension, West Brighton, Staten Island, and said the prayers at the opening of the Episcopal Convention of the State of New York. Rev. Chauncey Bunce Brewster (S&B 1868) of Rye said the lessons, and Frederick S. Winston, President of the Mutual Life Insurance Company, delivered the Treasurer's Report. (The Episcopalian Convention. New York Times, Sep. 25, 1873.) In 1879, Rev. James S. Bush performed the marriage ceremonies for two of the sisters of future Guaranty Trust director Charles R. Henderson.
1883, Bush resigned as pastor of the Church of the Ascension in protest
against a raffle (Resigned Because of a Raffle. New York Times, Dec.
30, 1883.) He moved to Concord, Mass. in 1884. He died in Ithaca, New
York, having moved from Concord,
Mass. the previous spring. "He was last settled over the Unitarian
Church at Orange, N.J." (Obituary 1. New York Times, Nov. 12, 1889 p.
5; News and Notes. The Literary World, Dec. 21, 1889; Obituary Record
of Graduates of Yale, 1880-1890, p. 574.)
Rev. Bush was a fellow-traveler of Elisha Mulford, Skull
Mulford was born in Montrose, Pennsylvania and studied at the
University of Berlin in 1859 and 1860. He was
Rector of an Episcopal Church in South Orange, N.J. in 1868 and 1869,
and was made an LL.D. by Yale in 1873. He resided at a country estate
in Friendsville, Penn. (Philosophy at Concord. New York Times, Aug. 8,
1880; In and About Boston. Christian Union, Dec. 17, 1885;32(25):5.)
Mulford was the author of "The Nation" and "The Republic of
the latter of which is said to have "[done] for modern theology what
Lord Bacon did two centuries ago for the organization of intellectual
science." "Two external influences were combined in his intellectual
and spiritual development. One was the study of Hegel, the acquaintance
with Rothe, and the familiarity with the great German jurists, the
outcome of which is the work on American institutions under the
guidance of the German method. The other was the personal acquaintance
with Maurice, and an almost passionate interest in his thought. Hegel
is behind 'The Nation,' as Maurice is behind 'The Republic of God.'"
"The peculiarity of Dr. Mulford's thinking is that you cannot go behind
it. It is not afirmation; it is not argument; it is affirmation and
argument and universal intuition all in one. Once granted his premises,
there is no escape from his conclusions. There is no controversy, no
incidental playing with the subject, but the points are stated so much
in the terms of clear and large thought that the difficulties of belief
disappear; ..." "Dr. [Horace] Bushnell's 'Vicarious Sacrifice,' Dr.
[Theodore Thornton] Munger's
'Freedom of Faith,' Professor Allen's 'Continuity of Christian
Thought,' and the Rev. James S. Bush's 'Evidences of Faith' are each
important books in the placing of Christian belief upon the broader
basis of the facts of life, but Dr. Mulford led the way so that no-one
could mistake the new path." (Elisha Mulford. Christian Union, Dec. 17,
1885;32(25):3; Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale, 1880-1890, p.
wife, Sarah Price Carmalt, was the daughter
of Caleb Carmalt, a Philadelphia Quaker, and the sister of Dr. William
H. Carmalt of Yale University. (Mrs. Elisha Mulford. New York Times,
May 14, 1926.) Dr. Carmalt was a lecturer in ophthalmology and
otolaryngology and professor of surgery from 1881 to 1907. In 1922, an
anonymous donor gave $100,000 to Yale to establish the professorship in
his name. (Dr. W.H. Carmalt Dies at Age of 93. New York Times, Jul. 18,
1929.) The Carmalts were related to the Woolseys. (Laurance Johnson
Carmalt, B.A. 1888 [son of William H. Carmalt]. Bulletin of Yale
University, Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased
during the Year 1939-1940, pp. 41-42.)
1917) was the treasurer of Planned Parenthood's 1947 fundraising
campaign, of which Mary Woodard Lasker was vice chairman -
and he was an advisor of the
shadowy New England Institute for
Medical Research, one
of whose staff joined the Council for Tobacco Research and became the
first contact for the Microbiological Associates mouse inhalation
Mrs. Prescott S. Bush of Columbus, Ohio, formerly Dorothy
St. Louis, was supposed to have been an attendant at Godfrey S.
Rockefeller's wedding to Helen Gratz, also of St. Louis. (G.S.
Rockefeller to Marry June 26. New York Times, Jun. 7, 1923.) Godfrey S.
Rockefeller was elected a director of Benson
& Hedges in 1946, and exchanged his shares for those
Morris in 1954, completing its takeover by the Cullmans.
George Herbert Walker (1875-1953) was Prescott S. Bush's
father-in-law. "Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Walker was the youngest
son of David Davis Walker, a dry goods merchant from Bloomington,
Illinois, and Martha Adela Beaky. Ely, Walker & Company, which
into a leading regional wholesaler, was later acquired by Burlington
Industries. Walker spent part of his education in England at Stonyhurst
College. He ultimately graduated from college in 1897 from Washington
University in St. Louis." He founded the banking firm G.H. Walker
Co. in 1900. In 1920, he became president of W.A. Harriman
which merged with Brown Brothers & Co. in 1931. He continued
G.H. Walker & Co. after 1931. (George Herbert Walker.
accessed 9-1-08.) Harriman & Co. was a large stockholder of the
American Tobacco Company
in 1920, with 7500
shares of common stock.
Founding directors of W.A. Harriman & Company included
Trust directors W.
Harriman, President, Eugene G. Grace,
William C. Potter
and Eugene W.
& Bones members W.A.
and E. Roland Harriman (1913 & 1917), Frederick B. Adams and Percy A. Rockefeller
(both S&B 1900), Harold Stanley (S&B 1908) and
Joseph R. Swan (S&B 1902); also Wilbur F. Holt, Secretary and
Henry Lockhart Jr.; Samuel F. Pryor; R.H.M.
Robinson; J.D. Sawyer, Vice President; Joseph E. Uihlein; and G.H.
Walker, President. W.J. Sturgis was Vice President.(Display Ad 106. New
York Times, Dec. 29, 1920 p. 23.) W.A. Harriman began his association
with Fritz Thyssen in 1925. He and various members of Harriman
Co. and its successor, Brown Brothers Harriman, were directors of
Thyssen's Union Banking Corporation, which maintained accounts with the
Guaranty Trust, the Chase
National Bank, and
the National City Bank.
(Thyssen Has $3,000,000 Cash in NewYork Vaults. New York Herald
Tribune, Jul. 31, 1941.)
George H. Walker Jr. was an usher at James J. Wadsworth's wedding. (Harty Tilton Bride of J.J. Wadsworth. New York Times, Jun. 17, 1927.) He was chairman of the Yale Alumni Fund until 1952, when Arthur E. Palmer Jr. 1930, of the law firm of Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam and Roberts, was elected. Hoyt Ammidon (Elihu 1932) was elected vice chairman. New directors were Archie E. Albright Jr., Harvey A. Basham Jr., Charles A. Breck, Herman H. Chapman, John O. Green, John E. Holland, H. Everton Hosley Jr., Charles Reed, and Edmund W. Sinnott, dean of the Yale Graduate School. Charles Watson 3d was managing director of the fund. Yale Alumni Fund Board Elects a New Chairman. New York Times, Jul. 18, 1952.) G.H. Walker of G.H. Walker & Co. was a member of an investor group to develop commercial peacetime uses for atomic energy. Hoyt Ammidon was also a member. (Business Men Seek Nuclear Investments. New York Times, Oct. 6, 1954.)
William Block Dean, a bond salesman with G.H. Walker &
1901-1915 and a partner from 1915 to 1940, married a daughter of Robert
B. Dula, who was a vice president of the American Tobacco Company and
Liggett & Myers Tobacco, the latter of which his brother, Caleb C. Dula,
James S. Bush was the son of the late Samuel Prescott Bush and the late Flora Sheldon Bush of Columbus, Ohio, and brother of Prescott S. Bush. (Samuel P. Bush, 83, A Steel Executive. New York Times, Feb. 9, 1948.) He was an usher at the wedding of Ward Cheney, S&B 1922. Bush married Janet Newbold, the ex-wife of Alan A. Ryan Jr., the grandson of tobacco financier Thomas F. Ryan. She divorced Ryan in 1936 and married William Rhinelander Stewart, who died. She then married Bush. (Mrs. Stewart's Wedding to Jim Bush of St. Louis. By Mary Van Rensselaer Thayer. Washington Post, Aug. 4, 1948.) Bush was divorced from Caroline Patterson earlier that year. Janet Newbold's father, Fleming Newbold, was President of The Evening Star Company in Washington, DC. (Mrs. Stewart Wed To James S. Bush. New York Times, Aug. 15, 1948.) James Smith Bush was born in 1901 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and died in 1974 in Quezon, The Philippines. He married Caroline Lowe Patterson about 1928 in Dayton, Ohio.James Sheldon [sic] Bush and Caroline Lowe Patterson) / Conway's of Ireland
Janet Newbold Ryan Stewart Bush was the mother of Allan A. Ryan III, Skull & Bones 1953, who was with the investment banking firm of Smith, Barney & Co. (Miss B.A. Redmond Becomes Fiance. New York Times, Jun. 7, 1957.) Ushers at his wedding included Russell W. Meyer, Thruston Ballard Morton Jr., and Tilghman B. Evans [T. Boyd Evans], all Skull & Bones 1954, and Jonathan J. Bush, Skull & Bones 1953. (Barbara Ann Redmond Is Bride of Allen Ryan 3d, Yale Alumnus. New York Times, Nov. 3, 1957.) Morton was Executive in Residence at the College of Business & Public Administration of the University of Louisville, and a director of the Kroger Company from 1968 to 2001. He was the son of the US Representative (1947-53) and Senator (1957-68) from Kentucky, Thruston Ballard Morton, Yale 1929. Jonathan James Bush is the brother of former President George Herbert Walker Bush.
"Prescott Bush's brother James Smith Bush, an alcoholic, died
bankrupt in a Veterans Administration hospital in the Philippines in
May 1978. Formerly a respected banker, Jim Bush had come to the
Philippines after having embezzled money and abandoned his fourth wife.
In better days, as a prominent citizen in St. Louis in 1958, Jim had
been considered by the Eisenhower administration for a position on the
Federal Reserve Board. Bush did not get that appointment, but the
following year Eisenhower appointed him a director of the U.S.
Export-Import Bank; John F. Kennedy re-appointed him in 1961. Neither
administration was put off by the results of the pre-appointment
investigation done by the F.B.I., which revealed that in 1946 Bush had
lost a job due to his binge drinking, and that his second wife, who
divorced him in 1952, had complained of his drinking." (The Family
documents, by Kitty Kelley. Random House, 2004.)
Joseph Walker Wear (1876-1941) was a brother-in-law of George
Herbert Walker, who married his sister, Lucretia. He was a vice
president in charge of the Philadelphia branch of W.A. Harriman
Co., 1921-1930. He was a trustee of the Chestnut Hill Academy
and Jefferson Medical College and Hospital 1931-1941. William Potter
Wear, Yale 1925, was the son by his first wife. His brothers were James
H. Wear, Yale 1901, and Arthur Y. Wear, Yale 1902. (Obituary Record of
Graduates of Yale University Deceased during the Year 1940-1941, pp.
90-91.) Arthur Yancey Wear was associated with him until 1914.
(Obituary Record of the Graduates, Yale University 1915-20, p. 988.)
James Wear Walker (1907-1977): His stepdaughter, Sheila
O’Keefe, married Webster B. Todd Jr., the brother of EPA Administrator Christine Todd
Hilary Walker was the maid of honor, and Christie Todd was an
attendant. (Sheila Mitchell O'Keefe Is Married. New York Times, Oct.
Dr. John Mercer Walker Sr. (1909?–1990), Prescott S. Bush's brother-in-law, was chairman of the executive committee and CEO of Memorial Hospital in New York City since 1962, president of the board of managers from 1965 to 1974, and then an overseer.
Louis Walker (1912-2001), another brother-in-law of Prescott
was an usher at the wedding of John
who became an assistant to Joseph Cullman Jr. in 1951, a vice president
of Benson & Hedges, and Vice President and Chief Financial
of Philip Morris.
His son, James Wear Walker 2d, graduated from the University
Hartford. "He served as a civilian in Army Intelligence in Japan and
South Vietnam and is a reporter with the news division of the
Westinghouse Broadcasting Company in Washington. His father is managing
partner of G.H. Walker & Co., Hartford brokers." He married
Van Duzer Hannan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hannan. John H.
Gooch was best man, and ushers were John H. Brooks Jr., Lucius A.
Andrew 3d, Thomas F. Joyce 3d, Robert D. Gray, Field Davis Robinson,
Arthur A. Houghton 3d, Kenneth H. Hannan Jr. and Theodore Hannan. (8
Are Attendants Of Anne Hannan At Her Nuptials. New York Times, Dec. 10,
Kravis Roberts (KKR) and
the Bush family:
"[W]hen Prescott Bush
was arranging a job for young George Herbert Walker Bush in 1948, he
contacted Ray Kravis of Tulsa, Oklahoma, whose business included
helping Brown Brothers, Harriman to evaluate the oil reserves of
companies. Ray Kravis had quickly offered George a job, but George
declined it, preferring to go to work for Dresser Industries, a much
larger company. That was how George had ended up in Odessa and Midland,
in the Permian basin of Texas. Ray Kravis over the years had kept in
close touch with Senator Prescott Bush and George Bush, and young Henry
Kravis had been introduced to George and had hob-knobbed with him at
various Republican Party and other fund-raising events. Henry Kravis by
the early 1980's was a member of the Republican Party's elite Inner
Circle." Kravis was a huge contributor to both G.H.W. Bush's
campaign and the Republican Party. (Chapter -XIX- The Leveraged Buy-out
Gang. In: George Bush: The
Unauthorized Biography. by Webster G. Tarpley & Anton
KKR later took over R.J. Reynolds
make the company throw the state lawsuits against the industry to help
the anti-smokers loot and plunder smokers.
Former President George Bush was a friend of Benno C. Schmidt of J.H. Whitney & Co., and part of the Lasker network: "Schmidt gave a copy of the 'summary and recommendations' to George Bush, then U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, just before Thanksgiving. Bush was asked to pass this portion of the report on to the president so he would have it prior to the panel's presentation. The ambassador did convey the 'summary and recommendations' to John Ehrlichman, President Nixon's principal advisor on domestic policy, with the request that Ehrlichman transmit it to the president."Schmidt - Cancer Crusade, p. 122 / National Academy Press, 1977
After George Herbert Walker Bush left his CIA director post in
and before becoming vice president under Ronald Reagan in 1980, he was
on the board of directors of Eli Lilly & Co. Mitch Daniels, an old
crony from the Reagan Administration, became an executive at Eli Lilly;
after serving as George W. Bush's budget director from 2001 to 2003, he
was elected Governor of Indiana - and raped the people with health
fascist "Workplace Wellness" funded by a cigarette tax increase.
William H. Donaldson (S&B 1953), a director of Philip Morris from 1979-1999, was an old friend of Herbert Walker, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush himself. "He is an old friend of Mr. Bush's father and of his uncle, whom he met when they were undergraduates at Yale. His first job on Wall Street was at the brokerage firm G.H. Walker & Company, which was run by Herbert Walker, the uncle of the first president Bush." (Former Chairman of Stock Exchange Is Bush's S.E.C. Pick. New York Times, Dec. 11, 2002.)
Bush Quayle 88 Alumni Directory, 1989 and 1990Bush Quayle 88 Alumni Directory, 1989 / UCSF (pdf, 54 pp)
Twenty-Fourth Annual Awards Dinner, Center for the Study of the Presidency, 1989. President George H.W. Bush was Honorary Chairman. Co-Chairmen of the Dinner Committee included Norman R. Augustine, Chairman of Martin Marietta Corporation; Armand Hammer, Chairman & CEO of Occidental Petroleum Corporation; Vernon E. Jordan, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; J. Willard Marriott Jr., Chairman of the Marriott Corporation; J. Richard Munro, Chairman of Time Inc.; James D. Robinson III, Chairman & CEO of American Express Company; and Kenneth Taylor, Senior Vice President of RJR Nabisco. (Page 8.)Awards Dinner, Center for the Study of the Presidency, 1989 / UCSF (pdf, 11 pp)
Between 1988 and 1993, official estimates of federal spending
against tobacco increased from $47,431,000 to $119,800,000 (proposed).
(Federal Tobacco Control Effort. By Dr. Sam Simmons, Director of
Smoking and Health at R.J. Reynolds, July 8, 1992, page 21.)
Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 1993. 5.
Focusing on Prevention and the Next Generation. Executive Office of the
President of the United States. President Bush raised the budget for
smoking cessation programs by 5%. Overall, from 1989 to 1993, this
funding increased by 42%. It falsely claimed that "According to a
report of the Surgeon General, continued investment in smoking
cessation, particularly if targeted towards pregnant women, is likely
to yield beneficial returns. Smoking during pregnancy retards fetal
growth, reduces birthweight, and doubles the risk of having a
low-birthweight baby. Studies have shown a 25-50 percent higher rate of
fetal and infant deaths among women who smoke during pregnancy compared
with those who do not. One study even suggests that each dollar
invested in smoking cessation for pregnant women may yield about $6 in
averted costs for neonatal intensive care and extended care for
low-birthweight infants. Beyond the damage tobacco use during pregnancy
may cause, smoking is also a factor in the deaths of over 400,000
Americans every single year. The budget increases support of smoking
cessation by 5 percent over 1992 levels (see Table 5-10). Included in
this increase is an additional $3 million for the CDC Office on
Health, enabling CDC to expand its smoking cessation
activities for specific at-risk populations, including minority and
low-come, pregnant women." These lies about smoking and pregnancy are
based on deliberately concealing an enormous, gold standard study by
the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, proving
that chorioamnionitis is the real
poor pregnancy outcomes blamed on smoking.
The anti-smokers' precious
"EPA" ETS report, which
was released in the
last months of George H.W. Bush's administration, was written by
activists, not by EPA
scientists (who were against calling ETS a human carcinogen), who
used illegal pass-through contracts to conceal their role. Furthermore,
board of directors of the pass-through company, ICF Inc., sat Fred
GHW Bush's 1992 campaign director and a business partner of George W.
Bush in the Texas Rangers; and a big shot of the
Democratic Party as well
- thus ensuring a bipartisan political coverup!
Constance J. Horner, Assistant to President George H. W. Bush and Director of Presidential Personnel from August 1991 to January 1993, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1989 to 1991, and Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management from 1985 to 1989, has been a director of Pfizer Inc. since 1993. Pfizer funded the smoking ban efforts in Ohio and Michigan, and contributed extensively to politicians in Illinois and Indiana, as well as to Fred Malek's longtime business crony Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
Dr. Antonia C. Novello was appointed Surgeon General by President George H.W. Bush, following C. Everett Koop. She was appointed New York State Health Commissioner in 1999. "But the New York State inspector general’s office says that she turned her staff at the Health Department into her personal chauffeurs, porters and shopping assistants during her seven-year tenure, and has referred a criminal case, including potential felony charges, to the Albany County district attorney. A report from the office of Inspector General Joseph Fisch to be released Tuesday depicts Dr. Novello as preoccupied with shopping and routinely abusive of her authority over employees, ordering them to buy her groceries, pick up her dry cleaning and even water her houseplants." (Report Assails Ex-Health Chief in New York. By Danny Hakin. New York Times, Jan. 26, 2009.)Report Assails Ex-Health Chief in New York / New York Times
Jonathan James Bush (b. 1931), GHW Bush's brother, was a close friend of Allan A. Ryan 3d (S&B 1953), the great-grandson of tobacco financier Thomas F. Ryan. His uncle, James S. Bush, was Ryan's stepfather.
The youngest son of Prescott Sheldon Bush and Dorothy Walker Bush (b. 1938), brother of former President George H.W. Bush, and the uncle of current President George W. Bush, he has been a director of WellPoint Inc., the largest United States health insurer (formerly WellPoint Health Networks Inc.), and the company that operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, since 2004. He was on the board of directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri from 1989 to 1994, and RightCHOICE Managed Care, Inc. from 1994 ton 2002. WellPoint created the Missouri Foundation for Health in January 2000 to receive assets accumulated by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri (BCBSMo) prior to its conversion from nonprofit to for-profit status. Today, MFH is the largest health care foundation in the state and is among the largest of its kind in the country. In 2004, MFH launched a $40 million, nine-year Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Initiative.WellPoint 2006 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission
Mrs. Marvin P. Bush, President George W. Bush's sister-in-law, is a director of the health fascist Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation, along with the wife of his Carlyle buddy, Frank C. Carlucci, elements associated with Richard Viguerie, and an old friend of the Shah of Iran.
administtration of George W. Bush, Skull & Bones 1968, has been
dungheap of lies from beginning to end. He lied about the health risks
of smoking to rationalize a war of cultural genocide against smokers,
just as he lies about "weapons of mass destruction" to rationalize wars
of aggression in the Middle East.
Bush's classmate, former Associate Attorney General Robert Davis McCallum Jr., Skull & Bones 1968, was in charge of the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit against the tobacco industry.
Bush's BS about health: On his nomination of Arizona trauma
surgeon/administrator Richard H. Carmona for Surgeon General, Bush
blathered, "The research is overwhelming [sic] that simple improvements
in diet and exercise would result in dramatic improvements in America's
health." That "research" is a fairy tale for simpletons, based on
extrapolating from studies that are confounded by infection. When the
health fascists' empty promises fail to materialize (e.g., asthma and
preterm births), their media flunkies keep right on repeating their
lies instead of calling them on it. Pima County, Arizona, has long been
the focus of intense health fascist attention because of the high rates
of diabetes there, with a research agenda of lifestyle and genes, as
usual. The Surgeon General only needs to be a photogenic performer to
peddle the Lasker agenda to the stupid masses, not someone who can deal
with scientific issues in depth. (President Nominates NIH Director and
Surgeon General. White Housse Press Release, Mar. 26, 2002.)
It's not just the same old scientific fraud of deliberately
defective studies to falsely blame smoking for diseases that are really
caused by infection; it's also FROM the same old fraud, namely Jonathan
M. Samet, who was the ringleader of the EPA's fraudulent ETS
report, the anti-smokers' star perjuror in the Minnesota tobacco trial,
and also the ringleader of the 2003 IARC Monograph on Smoking and
Involuntary Smoking, the 2005 ASHRAE Position Document on ETS, and of
Surgeon General Reports since the 1980s. This garbage is really a
religious dogma of health fascism, being shoved down the American
peoples' throats at taxpayer expense, because they don't allow
Carmona also praised anti-smoker D.H.H.S. Secretary Tommy Thompson,
governor of Wisconsin, who withheld his approval of the Wisconsin
lawsuit against the tobacco industry until the law firm that included
his big campaign contributors got a piece of the action, calling him
"one of the greatest advocates for health that our nation has ever
known." In fact, the fundraising machine that has controlled the
governors of both parties for at least the last twenty years is
literally interlocked with Philip Morris and the Cancer Society! Nick
Hurtgen, Phil Prange, and Democrat Gov. James Doyle’s wife, Jessica,
are all related. Nick Hurtgen is notorious for corrupting "both sides
of the aisle" - that's why anti-smoker slime like Democrat Sen. Fred
Risser smugly boast that their support is "bipartisan." Phil Prange is
one of Doyle's biggest fundraisers, and he's employed by Philip Morris
to lobby for FDA regulation, while Phil's wife, Alison Prange, is the
chief lobbyist for the American Cancer Society. Hurtgen and Prange are
also big fundraisers for former Gov. Tommy Thompson, and Hurtgen is on
the board of Sue Ann Thompson's Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation.
And Philip Morris is Jim Doyle's pal! Doyle received contributions of
$500, $500, $2000 and $1000 from Altria/Philip Morris in 2006 - the $2k
came from Altria CEO Michael Szymanczyk! He also received $100, $500,
and $150 from Altria in 2004. As for the Philip Morris - Cancer Society
ties: The stepson of the head of the ACS, who started the anti-smoking
persecution, was on the PM board of directors from 1961 to 1981. His
Lasker, the most powerful health lobbyist in history, was a
Wisconsin native. PM's so-called fight has never been anything but a
sham; they've been controlled by the anti-smokers all along and that's
why they have always let the anti-smokers get away with scientific
Carmona lied that "Now we know that smoking causes the vast majority of lung cancers, along with cancers of the mouth, throat, larynx, esophagus, pancreas, kidney, bladder, stomach, and acute myeloid leukemia." NO! Now we know that human papillomavirus causes at least 21% of those lung cancers, but the Samet gang has committed flagrant scientific fraud by ignoring this evidence. We also know that HPV also causes cancers of the mouth, throat, larynx, esophagus, and bladder, but there are no studies of HPV in relation to any cancer other than cervical cancer cited in the Surgeon General Report. We also know that both Helicobacter pylori and Epstein-Barr virus cause stomach cancer, but the SG Report considers only H. pylori, and gives equal weight to old studies that didn't even include H. pylori (and all studies date from before 2000) to reach its fraudulent conclusion that "The evidence is sufficient to infer a causal relationship between smoking and gastric cancers." Helicobacter pylori is also implicated in pancreatic cancer, but the report ignores this evidence. As for acute myeloid leukemia, considering the massive and indisputable evidence that the anti-smokers' health lies are founded on the deliberate fraud of ignoring the role of infection in the diseases they blame on smoking, the jury should throw the prosecution's case out on that as well.Chapter 2, Cancer - 2004 SG Report / CDC (pdf, 326 pp)
Carmona lied that "In fact, the Reports concluded that smoking
one of the major independent causes of coronary disease. This new
Report adds even more evidence. Smoking causes atherosclerosis,
strokes, and abdominal aortic aneurysm. It accelerates the progressive
hardening and narrowing of the arteries. Cigarette smoke damages the
cells lining the blood vessels and heart. Perhaps most importantly,
smoking can increase the body's tendency to form blood clots, both
through the process of inflammation and by stimulating platelets to
There is no mention at all of
either cytomegalovirus or Chlamydia
pneumoniae as causes of heart disease, stroke,
or abdominal aortic aneurysm
in the Surgeon
General Report. That means they falsely blame
the damage caused by these infections. And it ignores the evidence that
the declines in heart disease since the 1960s have been equal between
smokers and non-smokers, an enormous decline with which the
anti-smokers' specious and contrived little theories about platelets
etc. (or even their shibboleths about diet and exercise) are
completely incapable of accounting for. The death rates from stroke
have declined steadily since about 1950. And until they can account for
the true major causes of cardiovascular disease, they are not entitled
to blame smoking because their studies are confounded.
Carmona lies that "More than 90% of emphysema deaths are
smoking. Smokers have more upper and lower respiratory tract infections
and other respiratory diseases than nonsmokers." In fact, the Centers
for Disease Control's own figures state that 22.3% of the persons with
emphysema are never smokers, versus 49.1% smokers, while the
percentages of never smokers and smokers with chronic bronchitis are
nearly identical (38.9% vs. 41.1%.) (Cigarette Smoking Among Adults -
United States, 2006. MMWR 2007 Nov. 9;56(44):1157-1161.) And research
into the role of chronic infection in lung diseases has hardly begun,
due to the pervasive mentality in this field of preferring witch hunts
and scapegoating to science. Their fraudulent "Studies on the effects
of smoking on markers of human immune function and host defenses" take
no account of the effect of socioeconomically-based different
rates of exposure to CMV,
which imposes the greatest burden on the immune system, between smokers
and non-smokers. Their lie that smoking effects lung development in
utero is based on using defective studies that falsely blame smoking
for lung disease caused by the bacteria, mycoplasmas and ureaplasmas
that cause chorioamnionitis.
One thing we do
know is that the
death rates from asthma have more than doubled since the anti-smoking
movement began, despite all their smoking bans and intimidating
credulous smokers out of smoking in their own homes, and this is the
hallmark of these charlatans' incompetence.
Carmona gibbers that "The damage that cigarette smoking causes
mothers and their unborn children is heartbreaking. As this Report
documents, smoking harms every phase of reproduction. Women who smoke
have more difficulty becoming pregnant and have a higher risk of never
becoming pregnant. Smoking increases the risk of complications during
pregnancy, it raises the risk of premature birth, low birthweight
infants, stillbirth, and infant mortality. Infants exposed to
secondhand smoke after birth have double the risk of sudden infant
death syndrome, or SIDS. Infants whose mothers smoke before and after
birth are three to four times more likely to die from SIDS." In fact, a
higher rate of exposure to STDs are the real reason for difficulty in
conceiving. And all of the anti-smokers' studies, every single one
withoput exception, is a deliberate fraud, cynically designed from the
very beginning to falsely blame maternal smoking for perinatal illnesses caused by
including premature birth, low birthweight infants, stillbirth, and
infant mortality, because they nuse studies withn no pathological
examinations of the placenta, which enables them to miss 90% of the
cases. They falsely blame smoking for spontaneous abortions caused by parvovirus B19, which is not
even mention in
this worthless and fraudulent Report, nor is coxsackievirus mentioned
as a cause of mental impairment, nor is adeno-associated virus
as a cause of
miscarriage and trophoblastic disease, nor is cytomegalovirus, the most
commonly-transmitted infection during pregnancy, mentioned. In fact,
there is nothing of an authentic medical or scientific nature
whatsoever in this chapter, only lifestyle questionnaire studies, whose
total lack of value is demonstrated by the steady rise in the rates of
preterm birth for more than two decades.
The lying baboon of a Surgeon General Carmona thinks that all he has to do is prattle bullcrap about "the rigorous scientific standards of the Office of the Surgeon General" to impress us. THOSE PIECES OF SUBHUMAN GARBAGE ARE STILL TRYING TO BLAME EVEN LIVER CANCER (95% caused by hepatitis viruses) and CERVICAL CANCER (99.7% caused by HPV) ON SMOKING! The only "rigor" among that nest of vermin is the dogmatic zeal with which they exclude the evidence that contradicts their foredrawn conclusions.SG Carmona remarks, May 27, 2004 / Surgeon General, US DHHS
The Bush plan announced in his 2007 State of the Union Address
included the same major elements as the Obama plan, including promotion
of private health insurance and faith in charlatanism. (Promoting
Prevention, Wellness, and Fitness. In: Reforming Health Care for the
21st Century. President George W. Bush, Feb. 15, 2006.) The architect
of the Bush plan, Katherine
Baicker, Yale 1993, Harvard PhD in Economics 1998, became an
activist in the Obama plan as well.
"Five chronic diseases – heart disease, cancer, stroke,
obstructive pulmonary disease (such as bronchitis, emphysema, and
asthma), and diabetes – account for more than two-thirds of all deaths
in the United States. In addition to claiming more than 1.7 million
American lives annually, these diseases hinder daily living for
approximately one of every 10 Americans.
"Although these chronic diseases are among the most prevalent
deadly health problems facing our Nation, some of them are preventable.
Effective measures exist today to prevent or delay much of the chronic
disease burden and curtail its devastating consequences. Families can
take simple, affordable steps to incorporate physical activity, good
nutrition, and behavior changes into their daily routine. President
Bush has worked to make sure the Federal government does its part to
help and encourage such prevention through fitness and wellness...
Action: The President’s HealthierUS Initiative Promotes Healthy Choices and Prevention. In 2002, President Bush launched the HealthierUS initiative to promote four key objectives for a healthier America: increased physical activity, responsible dietary habits, increased use of preventive screenings, and making healthy choices.
Roland Whitney Betts was one of George W. Bush's closest
college and afterwards. Betts was the single largest investor in the
group that bought the Texas Rangers with Bush. "The bond reaches back
to Mr. Betts's father, Allan W. Betts, whom Mr. Betts has described as
a substitute father to Mr. Bush when his own father was preoccupied
with his political career. As Mr. Betts has told it, after Allan Betts
died in 1986, Mr. Betts and his wife and two daughters went out to a
restaurant with Mr. Bush. It was there, Mr. Betts told New York
magazine in 1999, that ''George told a story about how after he
graduated from Yale, he wrote my father a letter, thanking him for
being his father-in-absentia. Nobody's closer to their father than
George, but his father was down in Texas. Busy. And he just started
bawling. Of course, then I'm bawling, and my wife is bawling, and soon
all five of us are bawling.'' (White House Letter; The President Goes
Off Duty, With a Vengeance. By Elisabeth Bumiller. New York Times, May
12, 2003.) Betts and Bush were both members of Delta Kappa Epsilon, or
Deke, "the jock house, where Mr. Bush was the fraternity's president
and Mr. Betts was his rush chairman." (For President and Close Friend,
Forget the Politics. By Elizabeth Bumiller. New York Times, Jan. 14,
2005.) Betts was a member of the Investment Committee of the Yale
Endowment Fund in 2004. (The Yale Endowment 2004, p. 19.) He was a
member of the Board of Managers of Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 2005 and 2006.
Betts was a member of
Elihu 1932. (Yale Tap Day Critic Accepts Election. New York Times, May
15, 1931.) He married Evelyn G. Ohman, daughter of Birger E. Ohman.
Charles S. Snead was best man, and his ushers included his Elihu
was attached to the Office of Strategic Services in Washington, where
he was stationed [ARC Identifier 2167435]. (Evelyn Ohman Wed at St.
Bartholomew's To Major Allan Whitney Betts, Air Forces. New York Times,
Apr. 21, 1945.) Betts became a member of G.H. Walker & Company
1953. (5 Securities Firms Dissolving Dec. 31. New York Times, Dec. 15,
1953.) Betts was a stockholder of Vincent
Astor's Astor Plaza: "Associated with Mr. Astor as
the structure are William S. Paley and Frank
Stanton, chairman and president, respectively, of the
Broadcasting System, and Hoyt Ammidon, Robert L. Kerby and Allan W.
Betts, executive employees of Mr. Astor." Astor's Manhattan land
holdings alone were said to be worth more than $40 million. (Vincent
Astor Plans Skyscraper In Park Ave. to Cost 75 Millions. New York
Times, Sep. 19, 1956.) Betts was president of Astor Plaza Inc. and was
appointed chief executive officer of the Vincent Astor Office when
Ammidon left to head the United States Trust Company. (A.W. Betts
Promoted. New York Times, Nov. 12, 1957.) Luke B. Lockwood and Allan W.
Betts were the executors of Vincent Astor's will. (Astor Will Leaves
Widow 2 Millions; First Wife Is Cited. New York Times, Feb. 6, 1959.)
Lockwood and Betts were granted unrestricted letters of temporary
administration, as well as the power to vote the Astor estate's
controlling interest in Newsweek magazine. (Astor Aides Keep Newsweek
Control. New York Times, Apr. 7, 1959.) They sold Newsweek to the
Washington Post Company. He died of leukemia in 1986. (Allan W. Betts.
New York Times, Apr. 18, 1986.) His father was Roland Whitney Betts,
Yale 1900. (Roland Whitney Betts. New York Times, Sep. 16, 1954.) His
grandfather was Edward Richmond Betts, Yale 1866, a broker in New York
City. He was a member of Spade and Grave. (Obituary Record of Yale
Graduates 1926-1927, p. 26.)
Rep. Dick Cheney (R-WY) on smoking: "I think the evidence is overwhelming linking smoking and disease. I believe one can make a strong case for increasing the cost of medicare to people who smoke. It's almost like a user concept. I think Congress increasingly will assign some of the cost of our health care programs to the factors responsible. And smoking is clearly one of those factors." (Health Risks of Smoking Drawing Attention from Several Quarters. By John K. Iglehart. National Journal 1984 June 9, pp 1139-1142.) EXCEPT THAT IT IS NON-SMOKERS WHO ARE THE ECONOMIC BURDEN, NOT SMOKERS!National Journal, 1984 / UCSF (pdf, 4 pp)
After serving as Secretary of Defense from 1989 to 1993, Cheney joined the boards of directors of Procter & Gamble, IGI Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. Union Pacific Corporation (since 1993) and U S WEST, Inc. Fellow directors of P&G included Joshua Lederberg (until 1995), and Ralph Snyderman, Chancellor for Health Affairs, Dean, School of Medicine at Duke University, and CEO of Duke University Health System, who replaced Lederberg; David M. Abshire, president of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); Norman R. Augustine (who has been a member of the Lasker Foundation's Funding First Leadership Team); John G. Smale, Chairman of the Board of General Motors Corp.; Jerry R. Junkins, Chairman, anti-smoker, President and CEO of Texas Instruments Inc.; and Donald R. Beall, Chairman and CEO of Rockwell International Corp. Cheney was also Senior Fellow of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.Procter & Gamble 1994 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission
In 1996, he was Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Halliburton Company, and a director of Halliburton, Electronic Data Systems Corporation, and Union Pacific Corporation.Procter & Gamble 1996 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission
Fellow directors of EDS included former Bush White House Chief of Staff James A. Baker III, a senior counselor of The Carlyle Group and a director of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and former Yale provost Judith Rodin.Electronic Data Systems 2000 DEF 14A / Securities and Exchange Commission
Lynne V. Cheney was a director of the Interpublic Group from
1994-95. Former CBS Chairman and anti-smoking activist Frank Stanton was a director
from 1976 until
"HHS Announces National Smoking Cessation Quitline Network," US DHHS Press Release, Feb. 3, 2004. The Bush Regime plans to shovel out billions of dollars for worthless parasites to staff anti-smoking quitlines, which have a long past history of indifference from smokers. WE DON'T WANT THIS GARBAGE! ONLY THE BLOODSUCKING LASKER SYNDICATE WANTS IT - AND THEIR CORRUPT LOBBY OWNS THESE WHORE POLITICIANS. Drivels moron Surgeon General Richard Carmona: "This year more than 440,000 Americans will die because of their decision to smoke; and this is 100 percent preventable." You lying piece of garbage, we know how you purposely use defective studies to falsely blame smoking for diseases that are really caused by INFECTION - AND WE'RE SICK AND TIRED OF HOW YOU LICE HAVE TURNED OUR COUNTRY INTO A GIANT TUSKEGEE EXPERIMENT!Press Release, Feb. 3, 2004 / US Department of Health and Human Services
Bush's position, as stated to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: "My 2005 budget includes $125 million in funding for programs to encourage healthy behaviors among target populations - including quitting smoking and other detrimental behaviors. The CDC also provides national leadership for a comprehensive, broad-based approach to reducing tobacco use, and received $100 million for the Office on Smoking and Health in 2004" (Research). "I want all Americans to engage in healthy behaviors so that we can avoid costly medical expenses and save lives. I am committed to working with Congress on future tobacco legislation that will help decrease the number of Americans who smoke while ensuring that our tobacco-growing communities are economically stable" (Tobacco).U.S. Presidential Voter Guide / ACS CAN.org (pdf, 5pp)
The Lasker Syndicate is in the driver's seat in the Bush administration, with their stooge, Donald H. Rumsfeld, as Secretary of Defense - and a network of other cronies to help push their foreign policy goals.The Department of Defense
Gerberding celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Surgeon General report on smoking, by displaying the mindless acceptance of scientific fraud that qualified her for her job. She parrots the lie that "smoking is the leading preventable cause of death," and all the rest of their spiel of deceit, which are based on deliberately using defective studies to falsely blame smoking for diseases that are really caused by infection. (January 11, 2004 Marks the 40th Anniversary of the Inaugural Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health. Centers for Disease Control, Dec. 9, 2004.)Gerberding, Jan. 9, 2004 / Centers for Disease Control
"'Unfortunately, poor diet and a lack of exercise have almost caught up with tobacco as being the leading cause of death in the United States,' Gerberding told a meeting of the National Health Council, which groups companies and non-profit health advocacy organizations." (Obesity Top Health Problem in U.S., Agency Head Says. By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent. Reuters, Oct. 28, 2003.) This is a pile of lies. The health fascists purposely use the same kind of defective studies to falsely blame lifestyle for diseases that are really caused by INFECTION, as they do with smoking.Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H. / CDC
Gerberding addresses alumni at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, whose Advisory Board, thanks to gifts of $10,000+ by the Frances and Sidney Brody Charitable Fund, Inc., to the Fund for Public Health Leadership and the Dean's Discretionary Fund, includes Susan Lasker Brody '97. Mary Lasker's old crony, Mathilde Krim, is still on the board as well.Alumni Partners Fall 2003 / Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (pdf, 12pp)
Gerberding is a co-author of a flagrantly fraudulent study: Actual causes of death in the United States, 2000. AH Mokdad, JS Marks, DF Stroup, JL Gerberding. JAMA 2004 Mar 10;291(10):1238-1245. "As in previous reports, we used RRs for each cause of death from the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study II and included deaths due to secondhand smoking." This is inherently fraudulent, because the CPS II includes no data whatsoever on the role of infection in the diseases these charlatans blame on smoking and lifestyle. "We estimate that approximately 435000 deaths were attributable to smoking in 2000, which is an increase of 35000 deaths from 1990 (TABLE 2). This increase is due to the inclusion of 35000 deaths due to secondhand smoking and 1000 infant deaths due to maternal smoking, which were not included in the article by McGinnis and Foege."Mokdad - JAMA 2004 abstract / PubMed
They are guilty of flagrant fraud for ignoring more than 50 studies which implicate human papillomaviruses as the cause at least 24.5%% of non-small cell lung cancers. This equals over 30,000 cases, which is over ten times more lung cancers than the anti-smokers pretend are caused by secondhand smoke. Passive smokers are more likely to have been exposed to this virus, so the anti-smokers' studies, because they are all based on nothing but lifestyle questionnaires, are cynically DESIGNED to falsely blame passive smoking for all those extra lung cancers that are really caused by HPV. A significant proportion of lung cancers blamed on active smoking are actually caused by HPV as well. Obviously, there is a corrupt, politically-motivated coverup of a far larger cause of lung cancer than radon or secondhand smoke!HPV Causes Lung Cancer
Infections cause a multitude of other cancers which they
blame on smoking and lifestyle, and fail to blame on infection, as well.
And they're guilty of fraud for ignoring the evidence that the
rates from heart disease among smokers have declined just as much as
among non-smokers since the 1970s.
President Bush has nominated Elias Zerhouni to be the director of the National Institutes of Health. His expertise and sole apparent interest is in medical imaging. So what qualifies him to be NIH Director? No doubt his Lasker connections: Lasker-connected Johns Hopkins University President William R. Brody was his predecessor as Chairman of the Department of Radiology. Zerhouni's bio also notes that "he spearheaded an effort to raise private support" for stem-cell therapies, "including an anonymous gift of $58 million, to start the Institute for Cell Engineering at Hopkins." Those who have that kind of money can buy a lot of politicians. Zerhouni's CV lists enormous amounts of funding from the NIH and NCI.Zerhouni bio / Hopkins Medicine
"In a story in the Albion Monitor, Jeremy Breningstal describes the other members [of George Bush's "five member dream team"): 'The team is composed of John Goodman, from the National Center for Policy Analysis, a conservative think tank; R. Glenn Hubbard, a market-leaning economics professor at Columbia University; Donald Moran, president of a health care consulting group; Timothy Muris, a law professor and recently a consultant for Aetna in an anti-trust case; and William Roper, senior vice president at Prudential HealthCare before becoming dean of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill." More than that, he is a director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and longtime member of the Lasker Syndicate.Bushwatch Dec. 2000
The health fascists campaigned for the nomination of Dr. Kenneth Cooper, Pres. Bush's personal physician, for the post of Surgeon General.Kenneth Cooper, Lasker Missionary to the Christian Right - Health fascists to introduce "obesity bill" and Cooper profits from shaking down Pepsico
Richard Klausner, the director of the National Cancer Institute since 1995, resigned in September 2001 to become head of the new Case Institute of Health Science and Technology, founded by AOL Time Warner magnate Steve Case. According to the Washington Post, Klausner expects to get around $100 million in the first few years. The institute is expected to fund "theoretical studies, pilot projects, and eventually full-scale initiatives designed to bolster public health and disease control." Sic. This is generally a euphemism for more of the same health fascist dreck. (Klausner says he will resign as Cancer Institute head. R Weiss, Washington Post 2001 Sep 12:A28; and: NCI Director Richard Klausner Will Leave NIH to Head the Case Institute. News from the NCI 2001 Sep 11.)
HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson appoints NIH Acting Director Ruth Kirschstein's husband Alan S. Rabson Acting Director of the National Cancer Institute. HHS News 2001 Oct 1.
Klausner is accused of benefiting financially from a
awarded to Infinity Pharmaceuticals, a company he co-founded, from a
$40 million grant to Harvard University funneled through Science
Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a longtime NCI
contractor. "Information available to the Committee can be reasonably
interpreted to show that Dr. Klausner was personally and directly
involved in launching the MTL initiative for which Harvard would be a
prime candidate." (House Subcommittee on Health letter to NIH Director
Zerhouni, Nov. 10, 2003.) Former American Health Foundation Trustee D.
Ronald Daniel is on the Board of Directors of Infinity, and
Treasurer of Harvard University, a Member of the Harvard Corporation
and Board of Overseers, and Chairman of the Board of Fellows of the
Harvard Medical School. Eric
the Whitehead Institute, the number one NIH funding fatcat in 2001, was
on its Scientific Advisory Board.
"Just as we’re shifting the paradigm from seek and destroy to target and control, we’re shifting our goals and expectations. Cancer in many ways will no longer be treated like infectious disease, as an acute disease, where you find an antibiotic and you eliminate it—you’re cured. Cancer will in many ways for many patients be much more like diabetes or hypertension—a chronic disease. If you can control the hypertension and live your entire life and never have a stroke or a heart attack, it’s success. With cancer, if we can control and modulate the behavior of the cancer such that patients die with their cancer but healthy and not suffering any of the consequences, that’s a success. That is to have controlled cancer, not to have cured it. That is not to have won the war in the old paradigm, but to have achieved the goal of control." This is the Cancer Society's same old agenda of avoiding research on the infectious causes of cancer, with an aim to CURE it - because "control" means lots more money for Big Pharma AND QUACK PHARMA AS WELL. And these are the slimy hypocrites who accuse smokers of raising health care costs! (Collaboration to Play Key Role in NCI’s Future, Director Says. Interview by Katherine Arnold. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2002 Jun 5;94(11):790-792.)von Eschenbach / JNCI 2002 full article
After Regime Change at the National Cancer Institute. By
Kaiser. Science 2006 April 21;312(5772):357-359. Not surprisingly, he
von Eschenbach had connections to George W. Bush's family. "According
to one scientist, at a private meeting, von Eschenbach said he was 'on
a mission from God.' The scientist adds: 'That was a strange and
worrying thing to hear from the director of NCI.' Politics, some
suspected, was involved in one early incident. A few months into his
tenure, several congressional Republicans complained about a fact sheet
on NCI's Web site stating that abortion does not raise a woman's risk
of breast cancer. Von Eschenbach ordered it removed. He then held a
scientific workshop to investigate; it came to the same conclusion--the
evidence did not support a link--and the fact sheet went back up...
[J]ust before von Eschenbach arrived, NCI had agreed to fund a now-$350
million screening trial to see if spiral computed tomography (CT) scans
could detect lung tumors missed by x-ray imaging in former smokers. The
hope is that by detecting tumors earlier, CT screening could save many
lives. The study is controversial: Critics suggest it will lead to a
huge increase in biopsies of benign tumors in healthy people, with a
relatively minor decline in overall mortality, Curran notes. And the
technology is expensive." NCI's budget rose 81% during the 5-year NIH
doubling that ended in 2003. The title of the piece is all hype -
there's been no regime change, just another administrator change.
Contrary to their public pretenses, morons like Tommy Thompson and George W Bush didn't sit down and work out the HHS budget. This budget and the agenda it serves was dictated by the cronies of Roz Lasker, who are the secret government that really runs these things. They decide how much they want and what for. For decades, the Republican Party and the Democrat Party alike have been nothing but the corrupt puppets of this syndicate. They pose in front of the TV cameras pretending that THEY'RE in charge, and spouting rubbish about the supposed "leadership" of their intellectually and morally bankrupt parties, but they're really nothing but organ-grinders' monkeys.
Babbled Tommy at the FY 2002 Budget press conference: "We are breaking a bit from tradition by holding this budget news conference outside the Department of Health and Human Services building for a very simple reason. This administration, as demonstrated by this budget, is not beholden to the status quo and the old way of doing doing things."
What a total crock. No, Tommy, you're holding the press conference at the Boys and Girls Club because you want to copy the Democrats and treat the people like drooling imbeciles who simply adore your phony little photo op with "The Children." Bush's so-called "ambitious agenda" is nothing but servile acceptance of the Lasker Syndicate's worthless line of crap that diet and exercise and non-smoking are the keys to health. And the so-called "investment in children" really means "expand big government programs, the better to meddle in peoples' lives," and manufacture the next generation of docile, brainwashed sheep.
The bottom line is that this budget is nothing but "Business As Usual" for the Lasker Syndicate. Infection is the number one cause of preventable death, and as usual it's the stepchild among health priorities, with a measly $16 million increase. Most of this will undoubtably be directed to acute infection, as the Lasker dogma denies that infections cause chronic disease. This is in comparison to $100 million more to expand their parasitical "substance abuse treatment" industry; and $2.5 BILLION more for the perpetually spoiled and overprivileged AIDS lobby. This AIDS spending represents 91 percent of the proposed $2.75 billion increase for NIH as a whole!Tommy's press release on the 2002 HHS Budget
Meanwhile, research that should have been begun long ago is identified only as "Future Initiatives" in the NIH plan -- such as "Role of infectious agents in vascular diseases" at the NHLBI; "Infectious etiology of chronic diseases: novel approaches to pathogen detection," and "Pathogen functional genomics resource center" at the NIAID; and "Reducing preterm births" ("Much of the difference in infant mortality rates between African American and non-African American infants appears to be related to infection-associated preterm birth") at the NICHD (thus the big shots' rhetoric about "reducing health disparities" appears to be more concerned with funding dispersal than with actual health).NIH 2002 Budget Investment Plans
Who has clout in budget bouts? Advocacy groups learn how to waltz with NIH. R McManus. NIH Record 1998 Apr 21. The powerful disease lobbyists for AIDS and breast cancer pretend that their talents and skills are paramount to their success, instead of their social connections and favor with the Lasker crowd and their media toadies, such as Sam Donaldson, who expounds his philosophy that he'd rather be rich than principled.The NIH Fat Cat List
Infections are the leading preventable cause of premature death in the United States and throughout the world -- particularly including what have been falsely called "noninfectious" chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Like acute infectious diseases, these are disproportionately common in the Third World, in US minorities, and among the lower socioeconomic classes, including smokers. The anti-smokers' corrupt science purposely exploits confounding to falsely blame smoking for diseases caused by infection, and harms public health by ignoring the true causes.
Therefore, it is essential that smokers advocate funding for research on the role of infection in these diseases, and to oppose the worthless "lifestyle questionnaire" employed by the anti-smokers to deceive the public through "guilt by association." Those who applaud supposed advocates of freedom like Jacob Sullum, who endorse their health lies, are accepting the anti-smokers' corrupt science. And those who embrace Levy and Marimont's establishment "lifestyle" schtick are expressing their contentment with the status quo.
Remember, Mary Lasker clearly understood that "Without money,
nothing gets done." That's why she and her Syndicate made sure that
money poured into their coffers to be used for their social engineering
purposes, while nobody advocated for the real public health interest.
But too many smokers seem to think that it's good enough to simply say,
"Just go away and leave us alone." It's not good enough. They're not
going to go away, and it's time to take them on at last and hit them
where it really hurts.
"A regulation published last week in the Federal Register by
General Services Administration prohibits smoking in the courtyards of
federal buildings, or within 25 feet of doorways and air intake ducts.
It also bans designated smoking rooms in federal buildings. The policy
is to be implemented within six months. The regulation replaces an
executive order signed by President Bill Clinton in 1997 that
prohibited smoking in federal buildings, but allowed smoking in
designated rooms or outdoor areas... The new policy does not apply to
federal buildings in which ^ where people are 'voluntarily or
involuntarily residing,' such as prisons, according to the language in
the Federal Register. The policy also allows for 'instances where an
agency head establishes limited and narrow exceptions that are
necessary to accomplish agency missions.'" (Stricter Smoking Ban Set
for Federal Offices. By Steve Vogel and Joe Davidson. Washington Post,
Dec. 31, 2008.)