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Posted on Apr 28, 2012
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By EmileZ, April 30, 2012 at 8:52 am Link to this comment

@ heterochromatic

I am sure you fully understand “lowbrow”.

It is close to asshole, but not quite the same thing.

Seriously though, I couldn’t possibly understand your version of “lowbrow” even at the highest levels of artistic articulation. I am just miles above it, so please don’t waste your time. It is really quite pathetic.

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By heterochromatic, April 30, 2012 at 8:02 am Link to this comment

doc, when you start saying that the word “heterochromatic” reminds you of a
paedophilie ring, it’s not a good sign.

wouldn’t the more well-adjusted response be to associate heterochromatic with
the dream of the benzine ring?

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By heterochromatic, April 30, 2012 at 7:59 am Link to this comment

let’s get low-brow rather than tongue up the Lowenbrau.

http://youtu.be/aPhWfSeMYHAt

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By EmileZ, April 30, 2012 at 12:03 am Link to this comment

Well I have posted this before, but what the heck!!!

It never gets old.

Compilation of animated meat scenes from Svankmajer’s “Lunacy”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvVVCkyUp2s

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By drbhelthi, April 29, 2012 at 11:41 pm Link to this comment

Your carefully contrived alias, “heterochromatic” reminds me of fronts that are used to disguise.  Your contrived alias is reflective of Goebbel´s propaganda, which attempts to induce thoughts that are opposite of that which is genuinely accurate.  Thus, the opposite of your propaganda is typically accurate.

The alias “heterochromatic” reminds me of the uncovering of the paedophile ring that manipulated Penn State football for over 40 years, revealed openly one year ago.  Sandusky and his Second Mile Foundation of paedophiles is only a small twig of the world-wide nest of sexually maladaptive men.  Fortunately, their on-line abuse of children and younger teenagers is being actively sought out by intelligence agencies of various countries.  Their use of child pornography is being actively suppressed, and occasionally one of the child-abuses is identified and punished. 

The more recent updates by former Nebraska congressman, John W. DeCamp, to his volume, “The Franklin Cover-UP, Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska”, are revealing and continue to be pertinent.  His expose´ of their world-wide network, with headquarters in such major cities as Wash. D.C. is accurately elaborated.

Nor would I ask a person who writes like an escapee from a psych ward, who happens to have a higher than average I.Q. , and experience in allopathic medicine, for an assessment of my mental stability.  With an alias of “heterochromatic”, certainly not.

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By heterochromatic, April 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm Link to this comment

dr crazy——- so Ron paul is sweeping the nation and will soon be in the White
House ....and I’m wrong thinking that he’s headed to retirement?


get some help, doc…....you’re NOT getting better.

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By drbhelthi, April 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm Link to this comment

@heterochromossad

Your Goebbels technique of repetition reflects your basic value orientation, which traces to the fraudulent “clan” to which you belong. 
http://911falseflagarchive.blogspot.de/2010/03/dr-alan-sabrosky-former-director-of_19.html

Modern Hebrew scholars have clearly defined the maldevelopment, over the last two and one-half thousand years, of your dishonest, parasitic lineage. 

The MOSSAD defamation campaign against Dr. Ron Paul is not working as planned.  Rich Zionist-dollar propaganda does not seem to be seducing the hearts of the folk of America, quite as intended.  Nor is the rest of the world buying-off on the israeli, spoiled-brats-of-the-world plan to attack Iran on the basis of GHWBushSr, trumped-up WMD nonsense ideation. 

You have clearly identified yourself as a surfer on the crest of the wave of the no-longer-valid, sympathetic world response to the Holocaust tragedy.  Which tragedy was created by the same Zionist leadership that created the US Federal Reserve, and which subsequently funded the crazed Austrian immigrant with the strange moustache, and which Zionists govern the direction of Wall Street and the western-world banking system, via the “U.S. Federal Reserve.”

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By heterochromatic, April 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm Link to this comment

———During his reign as US “president,” two directives were released from the
White House, which continue to impact the health of Americans.

One directive ordered beef producers to slaughter ALL cattle prior to their 3rd
birthday.—-


the crazy just gets deeper.


get help, drb.

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By hshields, April 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm Link to this comment

The USDA is deceiving the public about the true risks from mad cow prion diseases.

Out of about 35 million animals slaughtered, only 35,000 are tested for mad cow—1/10th of one percent.  There are 1.9 million “Downers” -  diseased, disabled, dead or dying cows each year.  At least one million of the downers are rendered into pet and animal feeds. These downers are the animals most likely to have mad cow disease.  But ONLY 5000 downers are BSE tested at the renderers - less than one quarter of one prcent (0.0025%) 

“Samples are collected from renderers and 3D/4D facilities, with a quota set at 5,000 samples.”
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/animal_diseases/bse/surv_in_usa.shtml

  -Bovine Amyloidotic Spongiform Encephalopathy (BASE) is a strain of mad cow disease which the USDA says presents no risk to humans or animals “because it is not transmissible”.

Published, peer reviewed studies reveal otherwise:

“Intraspecies Transmission of BASE Induces Clinical Dullness and Amyotrophic Changes”

‘Several lines of evidence suggest that BASE is highly virulent and easily transmissible to a wide host range. “
( Lombardi, G, et al 2008)

“Atypical BSE in Germany— Proof of transmissibility and biochemical characterization”
(Buschman, A. et als - 2006)”

” Atypical BSE (BASE) transmitted from asymptomatic aging cattle to a primate”
(Comoy, E.E. et als - 2008)”

Dr. Claudio Soto, et al, have confirmed that Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a prion disease - 6 million US victims - new case every 69 seconds.
http://www.alzheimers-prions.com/pdf/CLAUDIO-SOTO-CONFIRMS-AD-IS-PRION-DISEASE-OCT-2011.pdf

  The common neuropathy in both AD victims and BASE mad cows is the presence of amyloid plaques in the brains.

 

  Aging asymptomatic dairy cows infected with BASE mad cow,  are ending up untested in huge industrial mixing vats of hamburger, each containing meat from 50 to 100 animals from multiple states and two to four countries   http://www.organicconsumers.org/madcow/burger21904.cfm

Helane Shields, Alton, NH 03809   .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)    http://www.Alzheimers-prions.com/

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By loonabip1, April 29, 2012 at 11:17 am Link to this comment

I wonder which lab, staffed by quasi-humans, developed the prions that lead to BASE in cows and similar illnesses in humans and all other red-blooded creatures?  Or is this one of the numerous, mysterious DNA-affective illnesses that has not yet been traced to a US Bio weapons lab?  Similar kommunikation to the poison that is slowly killing the bees of the world.  Extinction of humans and red-blooded creatures seems to be the goal.  Are humans behind this ???

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By Shokai, April 29, 2012 at 9:33 am Link to this comment
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We’re gonna end up like this: http://youtu.be/cJxmmbMsns8

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By Roger Lafontaine, April 29, 2012 at 8:23 am Link to this comment
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This is what happens when human laws attempt to break the ‘laws’ of Nature Itself. The original nature of the cow is to be a vegetarian/herbivore. When that animal is forced to become a carnivore by human greed/misdeed we have chaos and destruction as the result. We can work along the lines of Nature to improve and better humanity, but if we do it forcefully and destructively we are planting seeds of destruction. Observe and learn from Nature. That is what true scientists do.

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By Aquifer, April 29, 2012 at 7:20 am Link to this comment

OK, so we’ve heard from Rocky, when do we hear from Jill Stein?

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By drbhelthi, April 29, 2012 at 7:04 am Link to this comment

@prisnersdilema
When we consider the vast numbers whose death certificates falsely notated Alzheimers, who were genuine Kreuzfeld-Jakobs cases, the stats take on a quite different perspective. 

I wonder which lab, staffed by quasi-humans, developed the prions that lead to BSE in cows and similar illnesses in humans and all other red-blooded creatures?  Or is this one of the numerous, mysterious DNA-affective illnesses that has not yet been traced to a US Bioweapons lab?  Similar to the poison that is slowly killing the bees of the world.  Extinction of humans and red-blooded creatures seems to be the goal.  Are humans behind this ???

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By prisnersdilema, April 29, 2012 at 6:45 am Link to this comment

Its an interesting concept, regulators failing to protect the public…However, what
is really taking place, is that long ago, the profits of the Corporate Reich, became
more important than public safety. The real function of Regulation is to protect
profits by lulling the public into believing that their food supply is safe. Thereby
making them happy consumers.

Like soy, beef is one of the most highly genetically altered things that consumers
eat.  Changing the DNA of an organism, changes the shape, or morphology of the
DNA.  Until fairly recently, they did not understand that morphology plays a crucial
role in what proteins are produced by the resulting DNA. NVCJD, Mad Cow disease,
is a disease of protein morphology, in which proteins instead of behaving naturally
line up in long strands, these strands eventually end up destroying the nervous
system, of infected organisms. Often after incubating for 10 years.

No safety studies have ever been conducted on genetically modified Food.  It was
assumed to be safe, and the Reagan administration thought safety studies would
impede its development and profitability. 

There is no known reason, except exposure that causes so called Mad Cow
disease. So then how does a single cow come down with it?

It is interesting to note that there is a raging epidemic of wasting disease, in Elk,
and Deer, in this country. Wasting disease, is the name given to Mad Cow disease
in these animals. Many of these animals were fed commercial feeds, during years
of drought in the west.

Its also true that some believe that many deaths from Alzheimer’s disease could
be caused from Mad Cow disease, because autopsies are not routinely performed
in Alzheimer’s deaths.

GMO’s have also been linked to Autism.  The Corporate Reich is opposed to GMO
labeling of food.  So why hasn’t the government done it’s job of labeling GMO
food. Because their job is protecting the profits of the Corporate Reich.

If this was about Raw Milk they would be in jail already.

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By drbhelthi, April 29, 2012 at 4:23 am Link to this comment

Once upon a time there was a large, drug-smugglng operation conducted out of the airport in Mena, Arkansas.  A sub-division of the GHWBushSr, overall, drug-smugglng operation, which is traced back to the falsified war in Viet Nam.  See the “Chronicles of Chip Tatum,” for official documentation.  Chip was for a while, an assassin for GHWBushSr during Bush´s presidency.  http://www.whale.to/b/tatum.pdf

The Mena, Arkansas, drug-smuggling operation was run by the at that time, “Governor” of the state, with the assistance and cover of a few CIA operatives under the direction of GHWBushSr.  An alleged, American-born fellow, named William J. Clinton, who is alleged to have been an extra-marital son of a Rockefeller, was governor.  He later was manipulated into the US presidency.  During his reign as US “president,” two directives were released from the White House, which continue to impact the health of Americans.

One directive ordered beef producers to slaughter ALL cattle prior to their 3rd birthday.  It had been determined that the mad-cow syndrome became full-blown after the 3rd birthday.  Slaughtering prior to, eliminates discovery of the illness.  An interesting gesture that typifies the Rockefellers and their puppetry, Bill & Hilly Clinton.

The second directive was subtely slid under the doors of the Halls of Medicine.  Physicians were told to stop diagnosing Kreuzfeld-Jakobs, the human variation of BSE, and use Alzheimers. 

Now, isnt that a neat way of “getting rid” of BSE in the former USofA? 

With the Kenyan, B.H. Obama, the illegal route of the “directive” is no long sneaky, but rather openly presented thru the US Congress, as though the US Congress has approved them.  Too many US Senators and Congresspersons are so busy tracking their bribe moneys, and sucking up to Israeli leadership and the pharma industry, too little time remains for congressional business.

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By Trisha, April 28, 2012 at 6:24 pm Link to this comment
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Putting aside the moral issue that it is wrong to use the vulnerable as resources, as property, as “things” and for our pleasure (which is what the majority of animal use is), the best response to BSE and the many many other problems animal use is responsible for, we should go vegan. Going vegan is easy. It’s better for us (because animal products are deleterious for our health), for the planet (because animal use is an ecological nightmare) and MOST importantly, it’s the morally right and just thing to do.

Please consider going vegan. If we truly believe in social justice and nonviolence, then we must be vegan. Not vegan? Please start here http://www.bostonvegan.org and http://www.abolitionistapproach.com

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