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Cancer Victors News
August 28, 2008
I live in the country, and alongside the peace and quiet, comes critters. Some are cute and fuzzy; some have big eyes and long ears with cute white cottontails; some are long and slinky and eat baby birds; and some smell bad, really, really bad. For those animals that you do not desire living in close proximity to you, there are natural ways to run them off as opposed to annihilating them with bullets or toxic pesticides. After all, all creatures are part of nature's food chain, and each and every one has a right to live where it sees fit. It's just that some of them weren't invited to move in with you, and some of them might eat your dog!
Here are safer alternatives to commercial pesticides:
For Ants - sprinkle cinnamon, bay leaves, cayenne pepper, or baby powder in problem areas along baseboards and windowsills. If you have fire ant mounds, encourage armadillos to cruise around at night to root them up; works every time for me, and it IS worth the holes in the garden!
For Ants, Fleas, and Ticks - just sprinkle diatomaceous earth (or use a hand duster). When insects come into contact with diatomaceous earth, the sharp edges lacerate the bugs' waxy exoskeleton, and then the powdery substance absorbs into their body fluids causing death from dehydration. Diatomaceous earth is an all-natural product made from tiny fossilized water plants. These plants have been part of the earth's ecology since prehistoric times. Also kills aphids, silverfish, cockroaches, bed bugs, carpet beetles, slugs, snails, tomato hornworm, house flies, fruit flies, red spider mites, and earwigs.
For flies - small sachets of crushed mint placed around the house will discourage flies. Potted sweet basil plants work, too.
For mosquitoes - mix 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar in a glass of water placed on your deck, balcony or porch. You can also dab lavender oil on your wrists and elbows. Warning: this might attract other predators - the 2-legged kind!
For Flies, Fleas and Mosquitoes - Oil of Citronella has been used for over 50 years as an insect repellent and as an animal repellent. It is found in many familiar insect repellent products: candles, lotions, gels, sprays and towelette wipes. When used according to the label, citronella products are not expected to cause harm to humans, pets or the environment, but be prudent, especially around children.
For cockroaches - sprinkle equal parts of baking soda and confectioners' sugar or the packaged powdered diet sweeteners in problem areas.
For mice - Place cotton dipped in peppermint oil near problem areas. Used cat litter also repels mice - snakes work, too, but I don't typically recommend that.
For skunks - sprinkle or spray fox urine around their hole, around your barn, house, fence lines, greenhouses, decks or patios. You can purchase fox urine at your local feed and farm store in liquid or in granules made by Leg Up Enterprises. (I am serious! Great name, isn't it?) It really works, too!
Posted 8/28/2008 12:40:00 AM
August 27, 2008
Feeding children hot dogs increases their risk of brain cancer by 300%?
Strawberry yogurt, fruit punch and other red-looking grocery products are often colored with dead, ground-up cochineal beetles? The ingredient is called "carmine," and it's made from insects. It's listed right on the label of many of your favorite foods.
Food companies now "hide" MSG in safe-sounding ingredients like yeast extract or torula yeast?
Many Florida oranges are actually dipped in an artificial orange dye in order to make them more visually appealing? It's the same dye that's been banned for use in foods because of cancer risk.
Girl Scout cookies are still made with hydrogenated oils that contain trans fatty acids?
Many so-called "healthy" or vegetarian foods also contain the very same offending ingredients as conventional groceries?
Eating just one serving of processed meats each day increases your risk of pancreatic cancer by 67%?
One artificial color additive causes behavioral disorders in children? And that 80% of children diagnosed with ADHD can be outright cured of the condition in two weeks by avoiding certain ingredients?
The #1 ingredient in Slim Fast meal replacement shake (powder form) is sugar?
Some guacamole dips don't even contain avocado? Instead, they're made with hydrogenated soybean oil and artificial colors.
Nearly all modern diseases are caused by what I call "metabolic disruptors." These are common ingredients, such as white flour and sugar, that prevent your body from healing. Unfortunately, metabolic disruptors are used in almost all commercially prepared foods, which means most products on your grocer's shelves contribute to poor health. But if you know what to look for, you can fill your cart with foods that will help you live a longer more vibrant life.
Which common ingredient has been shown to ravage the cardiovascular system and promote heart disease while destroying brain cells.
Why some popular beverages have been linked to blindness and seizures, dementia, Alzheimer's and behavioral disorders.
How a single food ingredient is killing more than 30,000 Americans each year and yet remains perfectly legal due to food industry politics and influence on federal regulators.
How food manufacturers alter natural fats and convert them into disease-promoting ingredients that ravage your health and make it virtually impossible to lose weight, no matter what you eat!
The one natural, alternative sweetener that has no calories, no blood sugar effects, no chemical toxicity, and tastes great!
What "homogenized" means on milk products and the shocking truth of how this artificial alteration of dairy fats poses a very real threat to your health.
How to reverse osteoporosis and other bone disorders through dietary and lifestyle changes that create high-density bones throughout your body.
The truth behind the margarine scam and how the food industry convinced an entire nation to eat disease-promoting margarine for decades, based on shoddy scientific evidence and political influence.
The one natural oil that's lacking from the diets of virtually all Americans, but can significantly improve brain function.
Why at least one prominent doctor is accusing the FDA of committing crimes against humanity for not protecting the public from the immediate health dangers posed by three different ingredients found in virtually every grocery store.
So how do food companies manage to hide excitotoxins and taste additives to their foods? It's easy: They just keep changing the words to confuse consumers. Once customers learned to avoid MSG / monosodium glutamate, the food companies started using yeast extract.
• Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
• High-fructose corn syrup
• Corn syrup solids
To your health,
- Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Posted 8/27/2008 8:27:00 PM
August 24, 2008
Christina Applegate Maimed by Surgeons with Double Mastectomy Following Breast Cancer Diagnosis
(NaturalNews) Following her diagnosis with breast cancer, actress Christina Applegate decided to have both of her breasts surgically removed, believing that physically removing her breasts would save her from cancer. The double mastectomy procedure is an all-too-frequent choice by women who have been scared into limited treatment options by mostly male doctors who think nothing of physically maiming a woman and cutting away organs that are often closely tied to a woman's self identity.
When pushing that high-profit double mastectomy procedure to Christina Applegate, what cancer doctors did not tell her is that breast cancer has many natural cures, and none of them require surgery. In fact, breast cancer is one of the most easily cured forms of cancer, and had Applegate been informed about her options, she might have chosen to avoid being surgically maimed, and she could have lived out her life with her natural-born breasts.
What kind of natural cures are available for breast cancer today? I've written an entire report on this topic that lists them. You can read it right now at: http://www.naturalnews.com/Report_Breas...
Had Christina Applegate read that report (and been wise enough to act on it), she would be far healthier and happier today. She'd be free of cancer and still have her natural breasts. But instead, she has chosen a barbaric treatment route that has now left her without her breasts but still potentially metabolizing cancer!
Cancer is not a disease found in specific tissues
What do I mean by "still metabolizing cancer?"
Cancer is not defined by a physical tumor. Cancer is a systemic failure of the immune system and cellular communication. You can remove a tumor from one area of the body, but unless you eliminate the underlying causes of cancer, tumors will likely reappear somewhere else.
Thus, by surgically removing Christina Applegate's breasts, cancer surgeons have misled her into thinking she's cured, when in reality, she now has the exact same risk of cancer coming back as she did before the surgery.
In other words: She gave up both breasts and still didn't cure her cancer!
Such is the "treatment" offered by the fraudulent cancer industry.
Even more, Applegate probably didn't know that mammography causes breast cancer! (Mammogram machines emit dangerous levels of radiation, causing DNA damage.) In a press interview, Applegate readily admitted she had been having mammograms since she was age 30, but she did not make any statements realizing that mammography may have, indeed, caused her breast cancer in the first place!
Mammograms harm nine women for every one they help, according to published research, and no woman under 40 should receive regular mammograms at all! See http://www.naturalnews.com/010886.html and http://www.naturalnews.com/020829.html
What Applegate -- and all women concerned about breast cancer -- really need is an upgrade in their daily habits to create a cancer-free lifestyle. Specifically, they need:
Real cancer solutions for women
What Applegate (and all women concerned about breast cancer) really needed to do is upgrade her daily habits to a cancer-free lifestyle. Specifically, they need:
• Lots of vitamin D and natural sunshine.
• Regular exercise.
• Daily intake of anti-cancer foods (sprouts, raw cruciferous vegetable juice, etc.)
• Daily intake of superfoods (berries, garlic, turmeric, cacao, goji berries, etc.)
• Daily intake of anti-cancer herbs (Cat's Claw, green tea, etc.)
• Daily intake of additional anti-cancer supplements (pomegranate, zinc, resveratrol, etc.)
• Complete avoidance of toxic chemicals in personal care products (shampoo, cosmetics, skin lotions, etc.)
... and many other strategies that are clearly outlined in my report, The Breast Cancer Deception.
Is Applegate courageous? Yes, but also uninformed
Many women in America today look at Applegate and consider her courageous for making such a decision. She is, indeed, quite courageous. Allowing surgeons to physically maim your body in a desperate attempt to save your own life takes real courage. Applegate is to be commended for that attribute, at least.
But at the same time, Applegate is sadly misinformed, and she has now permanently damaged her body and yet achieved no lasting safety from cancer.
Of course, if she starts taking anti-cancer herbs right now, she can easily prevent cancer for the rest of her life. Preventing cancer is simple and straightforward: It only requires daily exposure to the right nutrients (phytonutrients, vitamin D, etc.) and protection from exposure to cancer-causing chemicals -- especially endocrine disruptors like cow's milk, conventional meats, plastics, pharmaceuticals and food additive chemicals.
I can tell you right now with near-certainty that Applegate is vitamin D deficient. This is what allowed her cancer to grow to the point where it was large enough to be diagnosed. Sufficient levels of Vitamin D in your blood prevent 77% of ALL cancers (including breast cancer). Read that story here: http://www.naturalnews.com/021892.html
That's correct: One nutrient prevents 77% of all cancers. Yet I'd be willing to bet a substantial sum of money that Applegate's doctors never even told her about this simple, powerful anti-cancer nutrient that she could get for free! (Cancer doctors don't make money teaching nutrition to their patients. They only make money when their patients stay cancerous...)
Cancer doctors, you see, are really in the business of keeping patients ignorant and uneducated, corralling them into barbaric treatments that benefit themselves, not their patients. While Applegate has now lost both breasts and undergone an extremely painful, barbaric surgical procedure, her cancer doctors have collected enormous sums of cash that they charged her. The doctors walk home rich, but women walk home maimed and still susceptible to recurring cancer. Is that really the best modern medicine can offer? The answer is yet! -- if you limit yourself to drugs and surgery. To get something better, you have to turn to advanced natural medicine, where anti-cancer nutrients are found everywhere in foods, herbs and nature.
Even if the breasts are no longer present, cancer will find other tissues in which to express itself: Ovaries, skin, liver, bones, brain, etc. You don't cure cancer by removing organs. You cure cancer by nourishing and detoxifying the body.
In ten years or so, Applegate will no doubt realize her mistake. And perhaps in twenty years, there may be medical technology advanced enough to re-grow her breasts. But I wouldn't bet on it.
And I certainly wouldn't bet my life on it.
Why we need to empower women with truthful information about cancer
The cancer industry, as operated today, exploits women's fear for profit and control. Rather than informing women about their real options, the cancer industry keeps them ignorant, uneducated and misinformed. It's much like the days when women couldn't vote, couldn't attend universities, or couldn't hold the jobs traditionally held by men.
The cancer industry today operates like society in the 1850's -- it's a male-dominated system run by people who exploit women for their own selfish reasons. Following the Women's Suffrage Movement ((http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women's_su...), as new rights started to become available to women, more and more women began to attend universities. Education empowered women with new choices, and with that power, they were able to rise to new positions of power, both in the home and the workplace.
Modern medicine wishes to keep women trapped in a system of ignorance and enslavement. Telling women they need to cut off both breasts to treat cancer is like demanding they stay at home, barefoot and pregnant, serving as little more than servants of their men.
I thought we had moved beyond that sad chapter in American history, but apparently the exploitation of women is alive and well in the cancer industry, where ignorance of women is fully enforced by the mostly-male doctors who trap these women in a system of barbaric (but high-profit) medical treatments.
And my message to all women reading this is that I encourage you to stand strong in your own power. Do NOT let cancer doctors maim your body and treat you like cattle. Education has always been your pathway to freedom, and it is now up to you to educate yourself about herbs, anti-cancer foods, superfoods, vitamin D and other topics that can help you win your freedom and avoid the enslavement of modern medicine.
To be truly free, you must be informed. And to be informed, you must know your options. Cancer doctors do not offer you any options other than the ones that make them money, and any person who agrees to be physically maimed by a cancer doctor is acting out of ignorant desperation rather than informed power.
Empower yourself now: http://www.naturalnews.com/np/breast_ca...
Posted 8/24/2008 8:25:00 PM
August 9, 2008
(NaturalNews) The number of famous people dying at the hands of conventional medical doctors is increasing at an alarming rate. Today comedian Bernie Mac (best known for appearing in Oceans Eleven and The Bernie Mac Show) died today following hospitalization and treatment for pneumonia. At the young age of 50, Bernie Mac joins numerous other notable celebrities who have died while being treated with conventional pharmaceuticals or chemotherapy: Heath Ledger, Peter Jennings, Tim Russert and many more.
Pneumonia is an infection that fails to be properly handled by the body's own immune system. Bernie Mac's immune system, it turns out, was suppressed by pharmaceuticals due to treatments for an autoimmune disorder he was previously diagnosed with, called sarcoidosis.
The most common treatments for sarcoidosis are dangerous steroids (like Prednisone) or immune system suppressants like Methotrexate. Following his treatment with one or both of these pharmaceuticals, Bernie Mac was described as having his sarcoidosis go into "remission." That's conventional medicine's code word for masking symptoms with dangerous chemicals while ignoring the underlying cause of the disease.
"Sarcoidosis," meanwhile, is just a fancy-sounding name for an imbalanced immune system almost always caused by dietary imbalances and exposure to toxic chemicals through processed foods, pharmaceuticals, personal care products and other environmental sources (like pesticides or cleaning solvents). Bernie Mac didn't really have sarcoidosis; he was merely given that label by doctors who attached a fancy name to a pattern of symptoms that Bernie Mac expressed.
So rather than addressing the underlying causes of his autoimmune disorders, doctors pumped him up with more chemicals that suppressed his immune system. From there, Bernie Mac was a fatal pneumonia case just waiting to happen, because at that point he was walking around with a suppressed immune system.
In my opinion, this is why Bernie Mac has now passed away: Because his doctors destroyed his immune system and called it "treatment" for a disease, all while ignoring the underlying lifestyle factors that Bernie should have been told were causing his symptoms in the first place.
Modern medicine takes another talented soul from our world
Bernie Mac was a brilliant comedian. He was wildly entertaining in Oceans Eleven, Oceans Twelve and other movies in which he appeared.
He radiated a very likeable charm and possessed a captivating wit both on and off the screen. Sadly, conventional medicine's dangerous medications have hastened his death and taken from us an uplifting artist who could have lived another 20 - 30 years if he had not has his life stolen fom him by modern medicine.
Modern medical treatments are the leading cause of death in the western world, surpassing even the number of people killed by cancer. Most cancer deaths, of course, are actually "deaths by medicine" because it is the chemotherapy that kills the patient before the cancer! Individuals who put their faith in modern medicine are playing roulette with their lives, and many of them pay the ultimate price for that misplaced faith.
So what should Bernie Mac have done instead? It's simple: Visit a naturopath, get off all the chemicals and medications, eliminate all the junk from his diet (processed foods, etc.) and transition to a mostly plant-based diet rich in superfoods and living foods. His lung condition would have disappeared and his immune system would have been strong enough to withstand infections.
But doctors never told Bernie Mac this information. They never even gave him the option. Doctors, it turns out, are in the business of causing the deaths of patients through a process of authoritative ignorance -- keeping patients unaware of natural alternatives, and thereby forcing them to rely on toxic treatments that unfortunately harm more people than they help.
I truly believe that Bernie Mac would be alive right now if he had been given the option to pursue natural medicine (which BOOSTS immune function) rather than conventional medicine (with DESTROYS immune function).
Bernie Mac will be missed.
About the author: Mike Adams is a consumer health advocate with a passion for teaching people how to improve their health He is a prolific writer and has published thousands of articles, interviews, reports and consumer guides, reaching millions of readers with information that is saving lives and improving personal health around the world. Adams is an independent journalist with strong ethics who does not get paid to write articles about any product or company. In 2007, Adams launched EcoLEDs, a maker of energy efficient LED lights that greatly reduce CO2 emissions. He's also the founder of a well known HTML email software company whose 'Email Marketing Director' software currently runs the NaturalNews subscription database. Adams is currently the executive director of the Consumer Wellness Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and enjoys outdoor activities, nature photography, Pilates and adult gymnastics. Known by his callsign, the 'Health Ranger,' Adams posts his missions statements, health statistics and health photos at www.HealthRanger.org
Posted 8/9/2008 8:21:00 PM
August 4, 2008
Mon Aug 4, 3:35 PM ET
CHICAGO - Conservative political commentatorannounced his immediate retirement Monday because of his diagnosis of a .
Novak told the editor and publisher of thethat he plans to focus on his treatment and recovery, said Sun-Times spokeswoman Tammy Chase.
Novak told the newspaper his prognosis is "dire," the Sun-Times reported on its Web site.
"The details are being worked out with the doctors this week, but the tentative plan is for radiation and chemotherapy," Novak said.
Chase confirmed Monday that Novak's tumor is malignant. He was discharged fromin Boston on Saturday, said Kevin Myron, a hospital spokesman.
Novak announced that he had a brain tumor late last month, less than a week after he struck a pedestrian with his Corvette in downtown Washington and drove away. He received a $50 citation for the accident.
Novak, editor of the Evans-Novak Political Report, has been a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times for decades. He is perhaps best known as the longtime co-host of CNN's "Crossfire" from 1980 to 2005.
He was the first to reveal the name of Bush administration had twisted prewar intelligence to exaggerate the threat posed by Iraq.. His 2003 column came out eight days after Plame's husband, Joseph Wilson, said the
Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index
Posted 8/4/2008 4:44:00 PM
August 4, 2008
The BBC News is reporting that Christina Applegate is fighting a mild form of breast cancer. In an article titled "US star Applegate fighting cancer" the News says that the news was revealed by Applegate's publicist, Ame Van Iden, who said, "The cancer is not life threatening. She is following the recommended treatment of her doctors and will have a full recovery." She went on to say that Applegate had benefited from early detection via an MRI ordered by her doctor.
Christina Applegate is developing a biography of major achievements. She stars in "Samantha Who?" and was nominated for an Emmy award last month for her work in that series. Additionally, as the article goes on to say, she received an Emmy for her appearance on "Friends" as Jennifer Aniston's sister.
Applegate will be on a major telethon next month for cancer research. Joining her will be Jennifer Aniston, Meryl Streep and Charlize Theron for the effort which will be carried on all three major television channels.
The cancer telethon echoes an effort that was started in my city of Peoria, Illinois called "Race for the Cure" which" now is the largest grass-roots movement in the country with respect to breast cancer. It was started by Nancy Brinker , after her sister, Susen Komen died from the illness.
The 36-year-old Applegate has just had another traumatic event occur in her life this year as I reported on Associated Content on July 4th in the article "Lee Grivas, Boyfriend of Christina Applegate, Found Dead". Grivas was Applegate's "on-again-off-again" boyfriend and they had just decided to "try again" when the death occurred. To make matters worse, drugs were suspected.
No matter what Christina Applegate does in her career however, I don't believe she will ever exceed her success as Kelly Bundy in the series "Married with Children". Because of the "dumb blonde" mentality she was given as the Bundy's trampy daughter it was easy to overlook her incredible timing and comic abilities. I have many of the ten seasons of the series on DVD and it is one of those programs you simply never tire of.
Two Cents From The CV Editor: (I feel compelled to give my own thoughts on this article.....I don't understand why these celebrities also just go with the flow and hit conventional methods right out of the gate. HOW CAN WE GET THE WORD ACROSS? If we had so much a one HUGE celebrity on our side to help us spread the word that there are healthy alternative ways to treat and prevent cancer it would impact the nation in a HUGE way. Why is everyone so scared about stepping out for what is right and true? Why don't they do their research as we do? I'm not saying everyone should just believe in alternative methods in healthcare, I just want to know people out there are making INFORMED decisions, not just being followers. If you are going to get chemo or radiation or use an alternative at least do your homework. It is sad and disheartening but I believe in HOPE and know that ultimately God is much bigger than a celebrity and can give us wisdom as to how to share the GREAT news and reach many and hey I'm not pointing blame or judging, I didn't always do my own research either! Just my two cents... Kristi Johnson, CancerVictors and Friends)
Posted 8/4/2008 11:04:00 AM
August 2, 2008
(NaturalNews) For the past five years, the Utopia Silver Supplement Company has been waging a battle for health freedom against the giants of the State of Texas and the FDA -- one which may have major implications for all of us regarding the freedom of access to natural health supplements.
"This system operates on fear, you have no fear and that's a problem for us." - Texas district court official to Utopia Silver Company owner Ben Taylor
Much like the Alamo defenders in days gone by, this small Texas company and its supporters of health freedom are pitted against a corrupt giant determined to impose its will and stifle freedom -- and just like the Alamo and the struggles that followed, the outcome may effect the freedom and future of millions.
The conflict began as a result of an FDA complaint five years ago that seeks to set a precedent for how much control the FDA has over all natural supplement companies and specifically the manufacture and sale of colloidal silver supplements.
While the Texas Attorney General's office may try to contend that this is merely a state action "to insure the safety of the citizens of the State of Texas", the truth is that the prosecuting Texas assistant attorney general and TDSHS officials are commissioned as officers of the FDA and there is no denying that the investigation into Utopia Silver began as a result of an FDA complaint. The certificates of Commission were obtained after several filings of Texas Public Information Act requests. Therefore, this is really a Federal action by proxy and it has pitted Utopia Silver Supplements against the Goliath of the FDA and the World Pharma lords the FDA serves.
The persecution of Utopia Silver began five years or so ago, about the same time that the FDA began renewed targeting of colloidal silver because of its effectiveness as a natural anti-biotic and rising popularity -- and, coincidentally, as a threat to the profits of Big Pharma and mainstream medicine -- the FDA sent an email to the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) essentially complaining that Utopia Silver was making medical claims which, in the eyes of the FDA turned their supplements into drugs. The TDSHS then brought the 'complaint' to the Office of the Texas Attorney General (TAG).
It has since been determined that among the targeted objections are: having 'disease' terms such as cancer, hepatitis, diabetes, etc., posted anywhere on the website; having any 'disease' terms in a search engine, and the posting of testimonials from customers who had used Utopia Silver products and defeated or improved any 'disease' condition.
Such restrictions appear to be a clear violation of the First Amendment (Freedom of Speech) of the Constitution of the United States of America, especially the supposed prohibition against posting testimonials and speaking the truth about how people believe that dietary supplements have helped them. If the FDA is to have their way, they will stifle a supplement company's constitutionally protected freedom of speech to the extent that a person seeking a natural dietary supplement for any medical condition would not be able to go to any website which offered vitamins, minerals, natural supplements or any other alternatives to mainstream medicine and be able to find that term in a search of the site or mentioned anywhere in the site. Neither would they be able to find testimonials/customer opinion from anyone who had used an alternative to FDA approved drugs and medical procedures.
It is no secret that the FDA has targeted colloidal silver, which is a safe, effective, natural and inexpensive pathogen destroyer -- four common traits of dietary supplements that represent competition to the approved drugs of Big Pharma and which frequently come under FDA attack. It is worth noting that that the FDA at one time had approved 34 different prescribed and OTC (over-the-counter) medications containing silver, but withdrew approval at about the same time antibiotics came on the market and superior methods of making colloidal silver commercially and at home were devised.
The Texas state district court hearings and threatened trial are purportedly about licensing and inspections, but the FDA complaint was centered around the publication of customer testimonials which the FDA considers to be health claims that supposedly enable them to label Colloidal Silver and other Utopia Silver dietary supplements as drugs, and that too is part of the legal proceedings.
Although the State of Texas maintains that they are acting alone, Utopia Silver has obtained copies of individual certificates which show that the state health and AG employees are also "Commissioned Officers" of the FDA -- in apparent conflict with the separation of state and federal powers. It is Utopia Silver's contention that the actions to restrict them are unconstitutional restraints on the freedom of commercial speech (as borne out by previous Supreme Court decisions) and further contends that there is no constitutional jurisdiction for the state agencies, who are actually for-profit corporations (and they are listed as such by Dun and Bradstreet) disguised as constitutional entities.
Utopia Silver believes, as do many others including legal scholars, that much of the country's court system and agencies operate outside the Constitution as corporate entities, having no real jurisdiction until defendants unwittingly submit to the jurisdiction by entering into a "contract" with the courts and agencies through such measures as making a 'general' rather than a 'special' appearance before a court, entering a motion, applying for a license, hiring an attorney (who are themselves 'officers of the court'), etc. Such scholars and observers point to the yellow fringed admiralty flags flying in most of our courts as clear symbols that the courts are not constitutional courts but rather administrative corporate courts operating under the "color of law".
In the case against Utopia Silver, Taylor contends that there is no constitutionally mandated requirement for them to submit to what amounts to a commercial contract with the STATE OF TEXAS, a corporation acting under the color of law but not under the state or federal constitutions, and not in accordance with the God-given unalienable rights clearly declared by our forefathers when this country was founded.
So far the Texas Attorney General's Office (TAG), has given no indication of making a fair or reasonable settlement -- although in the Spring of 2005, the Assistant Texas Attorney General in charge of the case, Raul Noriega, first agreed and then reneged on an oral agreement that would have settled the case. When asked why, Noriega's response was that he was told by higher ups to proceed to trial despite the prior agreement to settle.
In the summer of 2006, TDSHS employees paid three separate visits to the Utopia Silver offices and demanded with a bogus warrant to make inspections. The first time, two TDSHS officers paid a visit. One identified himself as an "inspector" and the other as an "investigator". The owner of Utopia Silver, Ben Taylor, asked to see credentials so he could make copies. When they refused he ordered them to leave his premises and they complied.
The next day they returned, accompanied by two Texas State Troopers, and said they had a warrant. When Taylor demanded to see a supporting affidavit, they refused, saying he could go to Austin if he wanted to see it and threatening to arrest Taylor if he did not comply. At that point, Taylor began placing a phone call to the local sheriff, and the TDSHS employees and State Troopers beat a hasty retreat. It was later determined that no properly executed affidavit ever existed.
Two days later the TDSHS employees returned for a third time, just ahead of a Sheriff's Deputy. Taylor told them that since he was expecting the deputy to be there that morning to take statements about their previous visits, he would talk to them after he spoke to the deputy. He told the two TDSHS/FDA 'officers' to wait outside until the deputy took statements from four employees who had witnessed what had transpired the previous days.
"In the middle of the first statement," said Taylor, "the investigator came and asked to speak to the deputy. The deputy followed him to the lobby and I followed right behind. The TDSHS/FDA officer asked if I was going to comply with the warrant for an inspection. I again told him that I would talk to him when I finished with the deputy."
"He then proceeded to say that since I was refusing his inspection," Taylor continued, "would I sign a document stating that I refused inspection, and I said no and they meekly left. After that, we finished giving our statements to the Sheriff's deputy and so far they have not been back."
Since then, they continued to stonewall and refused to answer questions or otherwise attempt to make clarifications requested by Ben Taylor in accordance with the presiding judge's request for both sides to work together to try to work out an agreement. When Utopia Silver asked why they were being singled out for such actions and nothing was happening to similar companies, Assistant Attorney General Noriega said that it had been decided to make Utopia Silver a test case. After he made the statement, he was interrupted by the TDSHS officer, who, according to Taylor "proceeded to hem and haw on that point, obviously not comfortable with that statement having been made by the Assistant Attorney General."
At a subsequent hearing in the Fall of 2007, the judge stated that he was ordering a trial date to be set then and tried to first intimidate and then coerce Ben Taylor to agree to date for the trial. Mr. Taylor refused to agree, since in doing so he would be in effect entering into a contract to agree to the court's jurisdiction. At one point a deputy was summoned with the clear implication that Mr. Taylor might be arrested if he failed to agree.
Taylor, after various other tactics of intimidation by the judge, told the judge that, "The court might have the power to force me into a trial, but I will never agree to any trial date and will attend only "in propria persona" (in one's own proper person) by "special appearance" in order to defend my God-given Rights." (Note: an appearance may be either general or special; the former is a simple unqualified or unrestricted submission to the jurisdiction of the court where the defendant waives defects of service, the latter is for the purpose of objecting to the sufficiency of service or the jurisdiction of the court over a defendant without submitting to such jurisdiction).
Later, Taylor was told by a court official, "This system operates on fear, you have no fear and that's a problem for us."
Instead of setting a trial, a hearing was set before a new judge to determine a date for interrogatories and discovery as well as inspections and sanctions -- all of which are slippery grounds and another step towards a trial. At the subsequent hearing, Taylor again stated his objections to the jurisdiction and a new hearing was ordered to determine jurisdiction. When the new hearing was held and both sides presented their arguments, the judge rendered no immediate verdict and said she would take it under advisement and render a subsequent decision.
As expected, when the judge made her ruling she apparently ignored all evidence against the 'court's jurisdiction' entered by Taylor and co-defendant Adask, however she failed to do so pursuant to the State's own Rules of Civil Procedure, first sending an email of her ruling and then later sending a letter of the ruling when challenged about her emailing a 'court order'. Some observers believe that such an unorthodox method of 'delivering' a purported 'court order' was yet another in a string of ploys intended to trap Taylor, Adask and other defendants into unwittingly submitting to the court's jurisdiction.
Instead of accepting the improper service, Taylor sent his own "Notice of Insufficient Process" to the court along with a demand to the court and the prosecutor to "Cease and Desist" their fraudulent actions against Taylor, Adask and Utopia Silver.
Taylor's notice was sent on November 30th of last year -- and since it was filed, a silence has descended upon the case. As Taylor reports, "We haven't heard anything from the Texas Attorney General or the courts since late November of last year (about 230 days). At that time, the "judge" issued (by email initially) a court order denying my and Al Adask's (Anti-Shyster publisher and Texas State Supreme Court Libertarian Party candidate) special appearance." (As noted previously, a "special appearance" is one in which is made without submitting to the jurisdiction of the court).
This is the notice sent to the court by Ben Taylor:
RETURN OF PURPORTED COURT ORDER FOR INSUFFICIENT PROCESS AND DEMAND THAT FRAUDULENT ACTIONS CEASE, attached below.
C.M.R.R. 7003 0500 0000 9039 8675, dated November 30, 2007
Reference: Cause No. D-1-GV-04-000268 (GV 400268)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT
OF TRAVIS COUNTY
201ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT
THE STATE OF TEXAS, et. al.
UTOPIA SILVER, INC., et. al.
Defendants & Alleged Defendants
RETURN OF PURPORTED COURT ORDER FOR INSUFFICIENT PROCESS
AND DEMAND THAT FRAUDULENT ACTIONS CEASE
NOTICE TO THE COURT:
I, Ben Taylor, in my proper person (in propria persona) as a Man with certain God-given unalienable and non-negotiable Rights and by right of Special Visitation, hereby return the purported ORDER DENYING SPECIAL APPEARANCES, which was placed in a containment designated as Post Office Box 444, Utopia, a geographical location within the boundaries of The State of Texas on or about November 28, 2007 and addressed to a non-existent "Ben Taylor, pro se", as insufficient process pursuant to your Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Part II, Section 1, Rule 15 & Rule 16, Writs and Process, to wit:
TEXAS RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
PART II - RULES OF PRACTICE IN DISTRICT AND COUNTY COURTS
SECTION 1. GENERAL RULES
RULE 15. WRITS AND PROCESS
The style of all writs and process shall be "The State of Texas;" and unless otherwise specially provided by law or these rules every such writ and process shall be directed to any sheriff or any constable within the State of Texas, shall be made returnable on the Monday next after expiration of twenty days from the date of service thereof, and shall be dated and attested by the clerk with the seal of the court impressed thereon; and the date of issuance shall be noted thereon.
RULE 16. SHALL ENDORSE ALL PROCESS
Every officer or authorized person shall endorse on all process and precepts coming to his hand the day and hour on which he received them, the manner in which he executed them, and the time and place the process was served and shall sign the returns officially.
Further, I demand that this court, Plaintiff's, and Plaintiff's attorneys immediately cease and desist with all of their fraudulent actions and attempts to entice, trick and otherwise force me into a jurisdiction that has no dominion or authority over me and my business, whether in the presence of my proper person or through the United States Postal Service, via electronic mail, or by any other means of communication.
and with a Reservation
of All God-given unalienable Rights,
Within The organic State of Texas,
The United States of America
Ben Taylor, a Man
c/o P.O. Box 444
Within The organic State of Texas,
The United States of America
Explaining this notice to the court by Ben Taylor
As Taylor reports, "This Notice along with co-defendant Al Adask's "Man or other animals filing", see ((http://wordpress.com/tag/man-or-other-a...) , seems to have short-circuited the Plaintiff's intention to set another court hearing date for Motions for court ordered interrogatories and depositions under oath, as well as a restraining order to prevent my selling of colloidal silver (which they say is a drug because of customer testimonials) and silver generators (which they call a medical device).
"Also filed by us into evidence was a number of other things, including, but not limited to, The Organic Laws of The United States of America, The Common Law (specifically The Herbalist Charter), The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938, which limits the FDA's jurisdiction/authority to Washington, DC and the territories (supported by the 18th and 21st Amendments) except in the regulating (organizing for efficient flow) of interstate commerce (transportation across State lines -- there is no FDA authority to control the sale and manufacturing of anything that I can find.), the case of Lopez v. United States, Dun & Bradstreet documents showing that the Texas Courts and government 'agencies' are "corporations for profit", the United States Code 28 Sec. 3002 showing that the "United States" is a federal corporation (which is a fictitious rather than an organic entity- our God-given Rights are recognized only by the organic United States of America) and numerous other Supreme cases that establish that God-given Rights cannot be statutorily converted into privileges."
Has Taylor and health freedom triumphed over a system that is corrupt and unconstitutional? Time may tell otherwise, but so far the silence has been deafening. Many who have followed the case feel that the FDA and their state servants bit off much more than they realized when they decided to take on Taylor and Utopia Silver. Instead of finding a small company and a man they could steamroll and bully, they have instead been fought to a standstill by a man who is determined to carry this fight to the very end no matter what the personal cost.
More than one astute observer has pointed out that the powers that be may well be facing some very thorny issues they had just as soon not see the light of day -- such as the FDA commissioning state officers, the constitutional limits on the true powers of the FDA and other such agencies' true constitutional powers, freedom of commercial speech, and the issue of whether God-given unalienable rights set out in the Declaration of Independence and secured by the Constitution trump the entire corporate "color of law" administrative system of courts and agencies which have been used to usurp our freedoms and liberties over the year.
Should the state and their FDA masters continue further actions, Taylor promises that not only will such issues be at the forefront of his case, but also that he and his co-defendants will then "go on the offensive by filing suit against key officials (in their individual capacities) who have conspired to violate our Constitutionally secured Rights. Public servants/government officials lose their "official immunity" if they overstep their authority as granted (and limited) by the Organic Laws of the USA.
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About the author
Tony Isaacs, is a natural health advocate and researcher and the author of books and articles about natural health including "Cancer's Natural Enemy" and "Collected Remedies"as well as song lyrics and humorous anecdotal stories. Mr. Isaacs also has The Best Years in Life website for baby boomers and others wishing to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. He is currently residing in the scenic Texas hill country near Utopia, Texas where he serves as a consultant to the Utopia Silver colloidal silver and supplement company and where he is working on a major book project due for publication later this year. Mr. Isaacs also hosts the CureZone "Ask Tony Isaacs" forum as well as the Yahoo Health Group "Oleander Soup"
Posted 8/2/2008 12:58:00 PM