December 17, 2014–It’s a landmark case said to affect all future “HIV”-related criminal charges in the U.S. On December 9, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces heard oral argument to reconsider the conviction of a U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant alleged to have “engag[ed] in sexual relations without informing his partners that he had tested positive for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).”
The appellant, David Gutierrez, denies that he is guilty of “failing to obey a lawful order, committing indecent acts, aggravated assault, and adultery.” In support of the last claim, his brief asserts that he, “with the express consent of his spouse, Gina Gutierrez, engaged in a ‘swinger’s lifestyle’ while assigned to McConnell [Air Force Base].” More significantly, however, the allegations of “aggravated assault” concern the “HIV status” of the defendant, which we at “How Positive Are You” have seen is not certain under current testing procedures.
Private investigator Clark Baker stressed the importance of United States v. Gutierrez: “It could mean the end of all criminal HIV prosecutions in the military and across the U.S.”
Baker’s Office of Medical and Scientific Justice (OMSJ), a California licensed investigative agency, is assisting defense attorney Kevin McDermott, Esq. OMSJ provides expert scientific witnesses in “HIV”-related criminal and civil proceedings, experts who question the validity of the “HIV test” results claimed. Attorney David Steele, Esq.; physician and author Nancy Turner Banks, M.D.; Rethinking AIDS board member David Rasnick, Ph.D.; and former HIV antibody test developer Rodney Richards, Ph.D. have provided valuable input.
An expert analysis of the case appears here.
As director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Anthony Fauci controls the direction of AIDS research, the bestowing of funds, and the propaganda of fear and “scientific opportunity” (profit). And he’s been there 30 years this month. Washington, D.C., journalist and former “How Positive Are You” co-host Terry Michael returns to survey the accountability-free “Cult of Tony” and its far-reaching influence on AIDS research and treatment. “If there is one great threat to public health in the world, I’ll have to lay that at the doorstep of Tony Fauci,” he says.
“Bureaucracy is the form of government in which everybody is deprived of political freedom, of the power to act; for the rule by Nobody is not no-rule, and where all are equally powerless we have a tyranny without a tyrant.” — Hannah Arendt
Dr. Fauci is the consummate bureaucrat who took the reins at NIAID during the “perfect storm” of a ripening gay liberation movement unwilling to take responsibility for its excesses, a conservative cultural backlash, a failed direction in cancer research, threatened budget cuts and an embattled U.S. president (Ronald Reagan, accused at the time of insensitivity to gay men). Sycophants often praise Dr. Fauci for the “precision of thought” he honed in a Jesuit school, but never for critical thinking.
In 1981, Dr. Fauci shifted the focus of the Laboratory of Immunoregulation, which he headed, to investigating the new “gay disease.” Naturally, the lab considered GRID, as it was then called, as an immune problem. It looked at viral causation exclusively before any virus had even been “discovered” (in 1984). Given that his earlier research investigated the “precise mechanisms” of, and drug treatments for, inflammatory immune-mediated diseases – but not their causes – it is not surprising that his control over AIDS research also led to drugging symptoms rather than investigating origins in lifestyle, nutrition and drug abuse, which might have encouraged patients to detoxify, nourish and heal their own bodies.
Cozy arrangements have enriched both the NIAID director personally and the drug companies and research institutions that benefit from his favors. Michael puts Dr. Fauci’s close relationship with Gilead Sciences, Inc., in particular, under the microscope. The biotech company profits from government-hyped research and Human Rights Campaign propaganda pushing sexually active gay men to take its proprietary drug Truvada® to prevent “HIV” infection – “pre-exposure prophylaxis” (PrEP). (Terry talked to us about PrEP recently, in Episode 87; his report on this profiteering on healthy people, and Dr. Fauci’s role in it, is available here.)
Terry Michael is the executive director of the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism (WCP&J), offering The Politics & Journalism Semester for college students since 1989. After beginning a career in newspaper journalism in 1969, he became political press secretary to several Democratic U.S. Congressmen and Senators, and the 1987-88 Paul Simon presidential campaign, from 1973 to 1988. Terry is the recipient of numerous journalism awards, including the 2001 Distinguished Service Award of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the 2002 Presidential Award of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has been an adjunct and guest lecturer on media and politics both home and abroad. A former press secretary for the Democratic Party, he now identifies himself as a libertarian Democrat. He is a gay man of the first liberated generation.
We also discussed an attack on our comments page against Bobby Russell’s lawsuit (which we discussed in Episodes 71 and 76 and posted as an “XTRA” link to “The Infectious Myth” Episode 29) against his University of Kentucky doctors for a false-positive “HIV test.” We support Bobby’s quest for truth in testing and ask you to support him too. The next false positive could be your own. . . . In another case of questionable test results, HPAY co-host Elizabeth Ely discussed the “HIV status” of the late heavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison with his widow, Trisha Harding Morrison, in Episode 70.
“There is no objective, reliable or authentic evidence that Ebola has ever been isolated from a human being,” says biochemist David Rasnick, Ph.D. Should you believe this scientist or the well-known picture of the yarn-like virus said to be decimating West Africans — literally as we speak in November 2014? When the U.S. Centers for Disease Control warns of a “Zombie Apocalypse,” it may be time to question who is defining your reality. . . .
It’s been 37 years since publication of the first three papers claiming “isolation and partial characterization” of a virus alleged to cause hemorrhagic (bleeding) fever. Today, the evidence that what they discovered came from a human being is still unconvincing, the electron micrographs are murky and show only a single or a few particles, and the diagnostic tests are admittedly flawed.
But don’t take our word for it. Listen and decide for yourself if what Dr. Rasnick says makes more sense than a “Zombie Pandemic” and widespread panic over something that notably has not spread to the West, despite being sold as an “epidemic” since March.
You almost heard it here first. Investigative reporter Jon Rappoport’s November 3 “Bombshell” article quoting Dr. Rasnick and Dr. James Tracy’s excellent Realpolitik Podcast with Rappoport are both linkable from the scientist’s Web site (see column on right side). From “Ebola Files,” you can peek into Dr. Rasnick’s personal literature search on Dropbox, which includes several of the scientific documents discussed here. Rappoport has put together a compilation of his own articles on Ebola.
“How Positive Are You” previously took on the Ebola “epidemic,” “crisis,” “phenomenon,” public relations campaign, what-have-you, in Episode 89 with Professor Helen Lauer of the University of Ghana, and in an “XTRA” posting of HPAY co-host David Crowe’s scientific review on “The Infectious Myth” Podcast. It was even mentioned in Episode 90 with former pharmaceutical executive John Virapen, who alleged that governments and drug companies routinely orchestrate similar disease crises. And need we even mention that this whole mess follows the same template for research, propaganda and questionable diagnoses that created “AIDS”?
Dr. Rasnick mentions two books, Disciplined Minds and Democracy Incorporated (author interviewed here), in reference to how American citizens and professionals learn to stop thinking altogether. Ebola is a chilling example of this process, he says.
We also mention a recent Nature article on the failure of mathematical models to predict the progress of this “epidemic.” Michael Leitner’s YouTube video on Ebola cites a CDC study showing that only 20% of those testing “positive” by an alleged diagnostic test had hemorrhagic symptoms at all, and a very recent article in The New England Journal of Medicine reported only one case of hemorrhagic fever among 44 alleged Ebola patients. A study in Gabon discovered high levels of false positives using an antibody-based test, and regular listeners of HPAY may be familiar with our criticisms of PCR-based testing, best known as the “viral load” tests for “HIV.” Dr. Rasnick himself commented on this in 1997 and 2003.
Dr. David Rasnick earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Georgia Tech in 1978. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 25 years, exploring enzymes called proteases and developing protease inhibitor drugs to treat tissue-destroying diseases such as cancer, emphysema and arthritis – long before drugs of this class became components of the “cocktails” used to treat AIDS patients. Dr. Rasnick has more recently worked alongside Dr. Peter Duesberg of the University of California-Berkeley on the aneuploidy theory of cancer pathogenesis. He is a long-time member of the Rethinking AIDS board of directors. In 2000, at the request of South African President Thabo Mbeki, he served on the Presidential AIDS Advisory Panel.
Dr. Rasnick appeared previously on HPAY, in Episodes 5 and 32, and on David Crowe’s “The Infectious Myth” program on November 18, 2014. In early 2014, he testified as an expert witness for the defense in the Craig Lamar Davis criminal “HIV transmission” trial in Atlanta, which we reviewed in Episode 78.
David Crowe is on the case! He’s writing the polite e-mails to researchers and CDC officials, reading the scientific papers and checking the details on Ebola. In the November 18, 2014, Episode 37 of “The Infectious Myth,” Dr. David Rasnick continues to debunk the current “Ebola crisis” in West Africa. It’s a sneak preview of our soon-to-be-posted “How Positive Are You” Episode with the scientist, where he also questions whether this virus has ever been isolated from a human being. For another “epidemic” without proof of causation, see “AIDS.” “It set a precedent where you can get away with anything,” he says.
Dr. Rasnick’s Web site currently features relevant links to this “Ebola nonsense” in the right column.
John Virapen worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 35 years, eventually becoming managing director of the Swedish operations of Eli Lilly and Company. In that position, he became adept at corruption and bribery. His books Side Effects: Death – Confessions of a Pharma-Insider and Medicine Cult – A Prescription for Side Effects and Death describe the inner workings of the “corrupt dream factory” that international pharmaceutical companies have built. In this Episode, he talks with “How Positive Are You” co-host Elizabeth Ely about the invention of profitable new diseases, the rush to drug nearly everyone’s kids and the recent Ebola “epidemic.”
There is a way out of the medical-pharmaceutical complex, and Virapen, who has earned a Ph.D. in psychology, has begun a new mission to show others how they can heal themselves by taking back their power to think and manage the emotions that cause illness. We don’t need drugs! Interested clients can contact him. Another recent interview with Dr. Virapen, with article, was recorded recently by Dave Gahary at American Free Press.
Episode 89 broke open the story of why we’re now seeing a fantasy “Ebola epidemic” based on a new definition that doesn’t even include the bleeding that identifies such a “hemorrhagic fever.” It’s an epidemic of nothing more than cable-TV bombast, appearing just in time to make big money for GlaxoSmithKline — the very company that is currently in a heap of trouble over a corruption scandal in China.
Troops have been sent — toward fulfilling a 20-year-plus dream of planting U.S. bases in Africa. Need we mention that West Africa is rich in oil and diamonds?
Watch this space for updates on plans to turn Dr. Virapen’s first book, Side Effects: Death, into a documentary and a feature film.
In this October 28, 2014, Podcast on Gary Null’s Progressive Radio Network, “How Positive Are You” co-host David Crowe searches for the “Ebola virus” where almost nobody else has looked — in the research. He finds no evidence that this monster bug even exists, let alone as the cause of the but rare horrific tropical disease that causes its victims to bleed out of every orifice. If you enjoyed our previous Podcast with Prof. Helen Lauer of the University of Ghana, you might find David’s solo performance an even more revealing critique of cable-TV “science.”
We also love this handy collection of articles by investigative reporter Jon Rappoport and note growing interest in the anti-quarantine rebellion of “Doctors Without Borders” nurse Kaci Hickox. We note two recent developments:
- “Natural News” correspondent Mike Adams reports today that Hickox is a current or former officer of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, a uniformed, quasi-military unit within the CDC famous for exaggerating every possible epidemic — and yet she doesn’t find Ebola alarming enough to quarantine herself after alleged “exposure.”
- The New York Times link given above cites an “international conference on infectious tropical diseases” to be held in New Orleans next week without participation by anyone who has observed the actual situation in West Africa. “We are clearly going to lose some of our speakers who have had the most experience and that would deprive the learning from going forward,” says an apparent conference organizer, with no mention of possible video conferencing. Thou shalt not report the reality on the ground.
Fortunately, you can still listen here, learn, and inoculate yourself against “Ebola fever.”
If there’s an Ebola epidemic in West Africa, Professor Helen Lauer hasn’t found it from her post at the University of Ghana. She does, however, see a fake crisis orchestrated to support vaccine testing on West Africans and a pretext for a U.S. invasion of the continent, and “How Positive Are You” is the first to break the story. HPAY co-hosts Elizabeth Ely and David Crowe first discuss the contradictions in the science as reported, then call up Prof. Lauer at the scene of the crime.
In a country where the leading cause of death in children through age 5 is illness caused by unsafe drinking water and prenatal malnutrition, such an “outside intervention” as the Ebola crisis places a burden on Ghana’s already overtaxed health care infrastructure, she says. And funding to address West Africa’s real public health issues is nearly impossible to obtain unless it is “piggybacked” on requests pegged to vaccination programs and Western-media-hyped epidemics.
Prof. Lauer alleges that high-level public health committees have revised Ebola statistics to support vaccine testing by GlaxoSmithKline. The reporting of these still less-than-impressive numbers has expertly pushed all the usual buttons of racism, contaminated blood fears and false notions about Africa. Finally, sending troops to deal with a public health crisis only reveals U.S. ambition toward establishing military bases there.
Says David: “Ebola is nothing like what it was in 1977 — this severe hemorrhagic disease.” The 1976 outbreak in Zaire was the source for the 1977 “isolate” paper, but he notes that an isolate of bodily fluids is not a viral “isolation.” “There’s really very little evidence that the people who are getting diagnosed with Ebola [today] really have the severe symptoms from before . . . [or] any symptoms that are in any way unique to Ebola,” he continues, noting that high fever and severe headache could also indicate tuberculosis, typhoid, cholera, malaria, or anemia — all common in that part of the world.
The laboratory test for Ebola infection uses the familiar “viral load” technology already debunked as an HIV diagnostic. And previous attempts at antibody testing have yielded high rates of false positives. (For those willing to exercise their own critical faculties on the raw research and propaganda, the Lancet page on Ebola contains many links.)
Hilarious yet tragic, reporting on this fake epidemic has gone from dumb to dumber, with even The New Yorker joking that someone can become “infected with Ebola misinformation through casual contact with cable news” while otherwise dutifully reporting the official line on Ebola. Even The Daily Show host Jon Stewart has tossed off a few punchlines.
All kidding aside, we call this fake crisis — created from the same template as “AIDS” — a moral outrage. To quote Heart of Darkness, the classic novella of Europeans madness in Africa: “The Horror! The Horror!”
Helen Lauer is a full professor of philosophy at the University of Ghana and a member of the board of directors of Rethinking AIDS.
UPDATE: See our ‘XTRA’ posting featuring David Crowe’s further search for answers on Ebola on “The Infectious Myth.” It includes other useful links and updates as of October 30, 2014.
URGENT! You can make a difference. . . . Bobby Russell, recently interviewed by “How Positive Are You” co-host David Crowe on his “The Infectious Myth” show, is raising funds to appeal the September 15, 2014, dismissal on summary judgment of his medical malpractice suit against the University of Kentucky Medical Center and doctors. This system has an effective monopoly on “HIV/AIDS” testing and treatment in eastern Kentucky but no accountability to patients on how reliable those tests are. They misdiagnosed Bobby as “HIV positive” for eight years. He needs to raise $9,000 by September 29 toward a total of $25,000 by the end of the year, and has set up an online fundraising appeal here. Please give what you can. [Note, October 22, 2014: The new deadline to file a Notice of Appeal is October 29. The amount of money Bobby needs changes daily, but we hope that you will still consider giving to Bobby’s legal fund. Bobby has also created a Web site to “Protest the Test,” where you can learn more and become part of this historic effort to challenge careless HIV testing.]
We hope you will agree that this lawsuit is important. Basically, Kentucky says that persons with “HIV-positive” test results (explained in Episode 6 and again in Episode 82) must contest these results within a year, even if doctors and other clinicians tell them that they are “in denial” and must be referred for psychiatric evaluation for even thinking the results might be contestable.
Until this Kafka-esque decision is overturned, we advise you, no matter what state or country you live in, to document your “diagnosis” by using the services of a licensed investigative agency or following do-it-yourself letter-writing instructions (see “Creating a Paper Trail”) without delay. Even if you do not find a way to erase your HIV status from state databases now, you will have done the legwork. Good luck!
UPDATE: Bobby Russell filed his Notice of Appeal on October 29, 2014, the deadline for commencing an appeal on the dismissal on summary judgment. Contrary to rumors that the case was dismissed on the merits, it remains appealable on Statute of Limitations grounds (timely filing of a lawsuit after finding wrongdoing), and is being appealed with assistance of counsel. Thanks to all those who contributed to Bobby’s GoFundMe campaign. Bobby still needs money to keep this process going forward, so please give what you can by clicking here.
Thirty years ago this summer, doctors told actor Rock Hudson that he had “AIDS.” A year later, he collapsed in a hotel room in Paris, igniting a public hysteria around a virus then said to threaten everyone. A little over a year later, Hudson was dead at 59, AIDS had gone mainstream, and a young drifter named Marc Christian, claiming to have been the Hollywood heartthrob’s lover, filed a lawsuit against the estate for “emotional distress” for fear of having caught a fatal virus. Attorney and author Robert Parker Mills chats with “How Positive Are You” co-host Elizabeth (Beth) Ely about defending the estate — and the posthumous reputation — of one of the most beloved stars of movies and television, in 1988-89.
Despite decades of rumors, Hudson had carried off an image as a handsome, crew-cut symbol of American manhood. In 1985, he became the symbol of the heretofore “gay” disease that, suddenly, anyone could get. In the fantasy world of AIDS, the fictional characters Hudson had played became more important than the real person.
Soon, the world’s first “fear of AIDS” lawsuit was creating titillating headlines and talkshow opportunities for the young man who claimed to have been his lover. The trial proceeded meanwhile under gag order, bringing impossible stories of trysts in unnamed motels, love letters and friends of questionable loyalty. Attorney Mills learned the surprisingly low valuation of the estate of the man who not only produced and acted in the popular 1970s television series Macmillan and Wife but owned it. The lawsuit was looking more and more like the final blackmail, even after death, of a public figure who had endured threats for decades. Nearly two decades before recent “HIV criminalization” cases, Mills was astonished at the overwhelming hysteria that has by now become all too familiar.
In this historic interview, Beth adds background from her recent article on Hudson, co-written with Australian bio-researcher Cal Crilly. Was Hudson even “HIV positive”? Were there other possible causes for the actor’s health problems and untimely death?
Robert Parker Mills, an attorney based near Los Angeles, has represented many celebrity clients. His book, Between Rock and a Hard Place: In Defense of Rock Hudson: From the Ashes of Trial to the Light of Truth, presents the trial testimony and evidence to readers as jurors, to decide for themselves whether justice was served. Write to us! Do you think the judge and jury were biased in this case? How and why? Please deposit your comments on the blog at the bottom of this page, and we’ll read them on the air in a future Episode.
Plaintiff Christian died of causes unrelated to AIDS in 2009.
Correction: Christian’s classic car, refurbished at Hudson’s expense, wasn’t a 1959 Chevy “Nova” (as it sounds on this audio file) but a Nomad, as reported in the book.