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by John Bleau
Sat Dec 10, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: This angers me!
Replies: 39
Views: 6195

This issue is so emotional that I can count on several of you to lose your sense of rationality. I did not declare the Holocaust to be a "concept." I did not say that for me it is a concept. I said that for many it is a concept more than a fact: an article of faith that is poorly grasped. Try to rea...
by John Bleau
Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Harry Potter IV
Replies: 31
Views: 6295

Or is this another example of contempt prior to investigation? (DavidRoss to jbuck) - you noticed... Cape Fear - (Corlyss) Just been there! Another small town (Southport) about to give way to the onslaught of wealthy Northerners (much hated along where we've been traveling, btw) and their boxstores...
by John Bleau
Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: This angers me!
Replies: 39
Views: 6195

The Reuters statement acknowledges that Ahmadinejad's voice is being added to the few who don't accept the 6M figure. This is perfectly responsible journalism. As an example pertinent to one given above (historical dates), Gary Kasparov (yes, the chess player) has been trying to convince historians ...
by John Bleau
Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: This angers me!
Replies: 39
Views: 6195

Barry, I agree with Donald's point. However, the research underlying the conclusion that 6,000,000 Jews were slaughtered in the Holocaust is not sufficiently familiar to those who are asked to unquestioningly accept it. It's far more complex with more ramifications than a simple historical date. I d...
by John Bleau
Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: This angers me!
Replies: 39
Views: 6195

Pizza, when I see a car chase and the fugitive, whose act was captured on camera, still being called "suspect," I accept that as Journalism not forcing my conclusion. The Holocaust is well-known as a concept, but not as a fact: the research you mention is too poorly known to most people who are sati...
by John Bleau
Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: This angers me!
Replies: 39
Views: 6195

Evolution is a theory. A damned well-substantiated one, but a theory nonetheless. I guess it's as close to a law (as in Newton's Laws) in biology as possible, but I see no problem with calling it a theory. As for Reuters, "Historians say six million Jews were killed in the Nazi Holocaust. Regarding ...
by John Bleau
Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: One Idea for Dealing with Illegal Immigration
Replies: 15
Views: 3982

A fence between Mexico and the USA sounds way overdue. None needed between Canada and the USA.
by John Bleau
Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Caveat Emptor: Snared in the Web of a Wikipedia Liar
Replies: 7
Views: 1435

The web provides quantity but not always quality: that's a fact of life. Though more accountable than Wikipedia (which I like), newspapers also frequently contain crap, but sometimes this bends things in the other direction and out of fear of litigation, will be excessively cautious at times. When c...
by John Bleau
Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Col Ted Westhusing, West Point Ethics Prof Commited Suicide
Replies: 51
Views: 17157

Moral outrage is often suspect because it's so often projection.
by John Bleau
Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Whither the Southern Accent?
Replies: 28
Views: 5576

I'm away from the mostly gentle land until the end of April. It's very much like Spring here. We'll be heading to Florida and then the Bahamas before returning.
by John Bleau
Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Whither the Southern Accent?
Replies: 28
Views: 5576

I'm at the Town Creek Marina in Beaufort NC. The girl at the desk asked "how're y'all payin' for this?"

Upon entering Virginia on our trip (through Norfolk), we heard a palpable change in accent. I quite like it and the hospitality.
by John Bleau
Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Criminal Stupidity
Replies: 34
Views: 5025

Since Christine Maggiore was unfairly and prematurely accused of criminal stupidity in this thread, it's only fair to bring this up. As mentioned in this thread, she had a review performed independently of the coroner. The person conducting the review, Dr. Al-Bayati, is a known dissident. His work ...
by John Bleau
Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: I Don't Speak Lightly of Depressions
Replies: 4
Views: 1509

My understanding is similar to Haydnseek's. Today's threats are the significant imbalance in trade and increasing competition for commodities. There's a probable bubble in the housing industry, essentially inflated by the lending of capital by trading partners. Some protectionist elements are also e...
by John Bleau
Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: This is getting scary.
Replies: 20
Views: 4358

No, my suggestion was not made tongue-in-cheek, nor is it intended as a solution with any 'finality.' The fact is that if responsibility can be attributed with a high degree of confidence then, for example, prescriptions might be better written and better vetted and administrative redundancy elimina...
by John Bleau
Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Tamiflu
Replies: 36
Views: 4207

True, your posts are pretty well vacuous, but if you feel that you're doing a public service, be my guest. Umm, about the rate of heterosexual transmission, anytime you wish to get back to me on that...
by John Bleau
Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: This is getting scary.
Replies: 20
Views: 4358

Might I also suggest an audit trail with clearly defined responsibilities such that in a process involving a dozen individuals, any one of them can be quickly singled out for misconduct and lawsuits?
by John Bleau
Sat Nov 12, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Tamiflu
Replies: 36
Views: 4207

Have you vetted it? Every other HI virus picture I've seen has turned out to be dubious. Even in the picture you post, which would have to be EM, the colours have to have been added. Also, the characteristic knobs by which a virus attaches to cells are missing. Two studies put forth supposed picture...
by John Bleau
Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: This is getting scary.
Replies: 20
Views: 4358

The 1999 Zhan and Miller study stunned medical authorities with its findings that a little over 100,000 of the 2 million annual deaths in the USA were iatrogenic, yet many claimed that this was a very low estimate (for one thing, the figure was based on hospital records). Now a new study, the Health...
by John Bleau
Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:32 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Tamiflu
Replies: 36
Views: 4207

Nice post, Brendan. I've been incommunicado the past few days. It's a rare person who really knows what has been peer reviewed. The Gallo-Heckler announcement that HIV is the "probable cause of AIDS" was not based on peer reviewed studies, and there is no peer reviewed study establishing that HIV ca...
by John Bleau
Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: I Hope The United States Fails In Iraq
Replies: 35
Views: 5662

I remember analysing a chess position with some friends when I spotted a beautiful possibility. We examined it and eventually refuted it. One of my friends said, “ah, dommage !” (“oh, too bad!”) and another, of a philosophical bent, said, “it’s not too bad, it’s chess.” In other words, my combinatio...
by John Bleau
Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Tamiflu
Replies: 36
Views: 4207

Brendan, I reread the article you linked, along with the footnotes, of which #s 19 & 27 struck a chord, although my skepticism with science is pretty well restricted to the medical industry. While I'm skeptical of the simian-human transfer of a putative virus, the possibility of vaccines playing a r...
by John Bleau
Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Tamiflu
Replies: 36
Views: 4207

Yes, I know someone who died of 'AIDS' - he actually died of the side effects of AZT. I know others and of others who have shunned the medications and are surviving while their medicated colleagues are dying. You're right when you say 'The only thing I'm [i.e., you] aware of is' ... basically, peopl...
by John Bleau
Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:05 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Tamiflu
Replies: 36
Views: 4207

An estimated 1.1 M Americans are HIV+, 250,000 are being treated and there are 18,000 deaths per year. How lethal is this disease actually? Do you even know how many were dying in 1985? That after these "tested" meds (AZT, actually, a 1960's dinosaur best left extinct) began being prescribed on a la...
by John Bleau
Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Tamiflu
Replies: 36
Views: 4207

Teresa, once and for all, "conspiracy" is not my starting point. The starting point for me is the disagreement between what we have been and continue to be told and facts that are accepted by official agencies such as the CDC and the NIH. If you don't accept those, whose facts do you accept? The BBC...
by John Bleau
Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Tamiflu
Replies: 36
Views: 4207

Werner, Lipitor usage correlates with a lower life expectancy than non-usage for the same symptoms. This is, however, an average and its use may be indicated for specific individuals. A dietary approach to reducing cholesterol levels, incidentally, also correlates with a lower life expectancy. Teres...
by John Bleau
Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Tamiflu
Replies: 36
Views: 4207

Teresa, I don't claim that AIDS does not exist - I claim that a virus is not responsible. My logic in my original thread on the topic was perfectly forward logic, with both you and Ralph asking me to jump the gun and give the conclusions before I set out the argument.
by John Bleau
Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Tamiflu
Replies: 36
Views: 4207

I stopped at Newburgh a few days ago. Doesn't make me an expert. The Kingston-Newburgh study you refer to was flawed and today, children from never-fluoridated Kingston have lower cavity rates than do those from fluoridated Newburgh.* In Germany (where you are, apparently), under most conditions, fl...
by John Bleau
Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Tamiflu
Replies: 36
Views: 4207

Werner, thanks, Dennis, good to see you again. I'm bobbing around in Cape May right now and don't have much time to post. Apart from once mentioning "other conspiracy theories," I don't think I have referred to this as a conspiracy, and in this thread I explain how I see it as more of an emergent pr...
by John Bleau
Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:13 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Tamiflu
Replies: 36
Views: 4207

The meat of the AIDS discussion is not whether it's a conspiracy, but whether the official position on HIV/AIDS is the right one and whether the medicines work. My position is no in both cases. It is you and Brendan who quizzed the possibility of a conspiracy and though I introduced the term, it was...
by John Bleau
Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Back in town this evening
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Hi Corlyss, Here's the lowdown... at Rouse's Point (border between NY and Quebec) the boat had all sorts of problems and the bad weather exacerbated matters. Figuring that life's short enough as it is, I took an opportune lift from a friend to NYC and spent a week there - hugely enjoyable. When my s...
by John Bleau
Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Back in town this evening
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Ralph, it would be a pleasure to see you again. It's possible but unlikely that we will stay through Saturday, but I'll keep you posted. If there's a concert (or, Larry, an opera), my previous experience certainly whets my appetite for it.
by John Bleau
Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Tamiflu
Replies: 36
Views: 4207

Tamiflu

The web airwaves chewed up another of my posts. Here goes again: In a previous discussion, Brendan questioned the possibility of Big Pharma conspiracy. Though I use “conspiracy” as a term of convenience, it’s more of an emergent property. As mentioned in the big AIDS thread, companies are devoted to...
by John Bleau
Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Back in town this evening
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Back in town this evening

I should be arriving at the 79th st Marina this evening. I hope to hell that I can find a charger for my phone (long story), but I should be reachable at 418-554-7250 by Tuesday. Will be happy to see anyone interested. We should be in town for about 3 days, maybe more. If anyone can get me Susan Kin...
by John Bleau
Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Could be Record Setting Weather for Sailors
Replies: 6
Views: 1750

My average speed over the first 12 days was about .5 knot, so I hitched a ride to NYC, and on the very first day I saw Ellen MacArthur's magnificient trimaran in a marina. Its top speed is 32 knots: http://www.bbc.co.uk/derby/sport/ellen/2004/trimaran_launch/launch.shtml Hobie's "trifoiler," no long...
by John Bleau
Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: John Bleau in New York
Replies: 10
Views: 2358

I’ve always loved New York. Even before it was a slogan… The City is looking especially good nowadays. With several days at my disposal, I’ve managed to visit many neighborhoods in Manhattan, some of Brooklyn and part of Staten Island, whose ferry provides an excellent view of three skylines (Jersey...
by John Bleau
Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Killing a Dead Horse
Replies: 13
Views: 2716

Brendan, I composed a reply to your post, submitted it and it ain't there. I have work to do and there are distractions here, so I'll try again tomorrow.
by John Bleau
Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Killing a Dead Horse
Replies: 13
Views: 2716

Brendan, Mbeki goes way beyond simply looking things up on the Internet (thus the article lies), and he's not a dissident: he has just asked that the dissident position be discussed. Big Pharma's influence is huge, and it certainly is present behind the extremely militant TAC, which is behind that a...
by John Bleau
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Killing a Dead Horse
Replies: 13
Views: 2716

That article was addressed in my initial thread on that subject. As for accepting NIH as a source, everybody here and even Brian Foley of the NIH has been unable to establish that AIDS is spread heterosexually. David Rasnick challenged him at BMJ to provide any number of studies establishing that, F...
by John Bleau
Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: AIDS money and Africa
Replies: 13
Views: 2455

My apologies to both Corlyss and Ralph. I have to say that the connection was so bad that my usual double-checking was severely impaired.
by John Bleau
Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: AIDS money and Africa
Replies: 13
Views: 2455

jbuck, your posts are a useful illustration of the vapidness of mainline orthodoxy. As always, should you wish to challenge the facts and figures I put up or support your own assertions, I'm ready.
Is there no one else? Is there no one else? (Achilles)
by John Bleau
Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: AIDS money and Africa
Replies: 13
Views: 2455

Man, these boards are slow. jbuck, I see that you're unwilling to take me up on my challenge - even though I'd be doing the footwork. Actually, had you taken me up on my invitation to examine a previous thread in which I laid out all my arguments and backed them with orthodox sources, you'd have not...
by John Bleau
Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Anybody See The Constant Gardener?
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

I'll see it in NYC. They had it in Quebec, but only in French. I watch movies, as much as possible, in their original language.

Le Carré, incidentally, espouses the orthodox position on HIV/AIDS.
by John Bleau
Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: AIDS money and Africa
Replies: 13
Views: 2455

You're babbling again. As per the NIH, rate of seroconversion in unprotected serodiscordant heterosexual couples over one year: 0.067% - yes, that's zero point zero six seven, as in one in 1500. I'm giving you this figure because you either didn't know it or wouldn't acknowledge it, in spite of clai...
by John Bleau
Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: AIDS money and Africa
Replies: 13
Views: 2455

Of course no one could predict the exact incidence, but there are studies on rates of transmission. I'm referring to those, and they are reported by the NIH. Until you inform yourself properly, it isn't by simple virtue of being a math teacher - a good one, you tell us - that you are right. I refere...
by John Bleau
Sun Oct 16, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: AIDS money and Africa
Replies: 13
Views: 2455

According to the NIH (consult my thread on the matter if you wish): If 100 couples, one of whom is HIV+ and the other HIV-, engage in unprotected heterosexual relations for a full year, how many will seroconvert? Simple question, and essential. But you can't or won't answer it. Remember how surprise...
by John Bleau
Sun Oct 16, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: AIDS money and Africa
Replies: 13
Views: 2455

AIDS money and Africa

As many on these boards know, and are properly outraged about it, I don't believe HIV causes AIDS. The AIDS situation in Africa is often presented by ill-informed proponents of the orthodoxy as proof of the sexual transmissibility of this ailment. My contention is that it's a gravy train that uses f...
by John Bleau
Sat Oct 15, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: F*** The Mayans
Replies: 24
Views: 4894

Aha, a denier denies the denial of deniers.
I don't mind witty answers unless there's no substance accompanying them. If you wish to address my position on HIV-AIDS, it's out there in the open.
by John Bleau
Sat Oct 15, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: De Lay
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

If possible, I'll take in a concert. I'm comfortable with Ligeti.
by John Bleau
Sat Oct 15, 2005 3:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: De Lay
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

Thanks both. I look forward to getting there, but then, I look forward to the boat being back on the water.
by John Bleau
Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: F*** The Mayans
Replies: 24
Views: 4894

The whole article is a discussion on the population of Amerindians in the Western Hemisphere. For example: by Dobyns's calculation that means between 9.8 million and 12.2 million Indians once inhabited what's now the United States and Canada. For the hemisphere, he estimated a 1492 population of 90 ...