Monthly Archives: April 2016

Spam Attack

I had a big spam attack today, April 21. I was getting 10 or 20 comments a day but it increased sharply this week, to over 100 per day. This morning it sped up to over 100 per hour for a while. Almost none of the comments were specifically related to the post that they were stated as being related to. For a while I was deleting them as fast as I could but they were coming in faster. The main problem was that my email server did not initially recognize the notices from my web host as spam. I had to delete these in stages over the day. I had a second attack in the afternoon and the notifications from my web host went directly into my spam folder.

The most unsettling thing was that these looked just like the comments that I normally receive. This leads me to believe that I do not have anywhere near as many readers as I thought. I am seriously thinking of simply taking this blog down.

The Truth About Cancer – A Global Quest

I hope that most of you are following the Truth About Cancer series. I have seen the first 3 of 9 episodes. The first showed how medical education in the US was hijacked a century ago by the Carnegie and Rockefeller organizations. They had most medical schools closed down as being unscientific, and took control of the American Medical Association and similar groups. This put thousands of herbalists, naturopaths, homeopaths, and chiropractors out of business.

They provided funds for the schools that taught the subjects that they wanted them to teach, which consisted almost entirely of how to prescribe patented chemical compounds which could be sold at huge markups over the cost of production. Most doctors spend about one hour of their med school days studying nutrition.

The Federal Drug Administration, which is supposed to be protecting consumers from the excesses of the pharmaceutical industry, went over to the other side long ago. This phenomenon is usually known as regulatory capture. The average time until complete capture is about 20 years. At the advanced stage, as seen in the FDA, people move back and forth between the industry and the regulatory body in a process that is often described as a revolving door.

The series describes the mechanism by which genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were approved. An executive from Monsanto was transferred to the FDA. Once there he ignored all of the advice from FDA scientists and stated that, since GMOs are similar to naturally occurring plants, no studies were necessary. Later he went back to Monsanto, and is now back at the FDA, where he is blocking attempts to bring Monsanto under control. Studies have shown that GMOs are harmful, and the series shows photos of lab mice that have lived on GMOs for months. The tumors on their bodies are easily visible from 2 or 3 feet away.

GMOs are harmful in 2 main ways. They permit very high concentrations of the poison in Roundup. These kill beneficial bacteria in the digestive system, making it easier for harmful bacteria to flourish. Some of them also produce poisons, which are supposed to kill insects that attack the growing plant, and of course also attack anyone who eats them.

Surveys have shown that 90% of the US population does not want to eat GMO foods. To counter this the FDA has produced regulations that make it essentially illegal to advertise any product as being non-GMO. Recently Congress passed a bill that is colloquially referred to as the Monsanto Protection Act. Its purpose is to make it more difficult to market non-GMO products.

The series describes historical facts about Europe. It is stated that the big 3 German chemical companies were the chief supporters of the Nazi ascension to power in the 1930s. Once it was clear that a war was coming they had enormous factories built to produce explosives, ammunition, synthetic gasoline etc. One factory was 5 miles by 2 miles. To supply labor they built large prison camps, such as Auschwitz, right beside each of them. It seems likely that they supported the Nazi cause because they saw themselves as part of the armaments industry.

Many of their leaders were imprisoned after the Nuremburg trials. It is not mentioned here, but one of the executives imprisoned after the trials was placed back in his old position as soon as he got out of jail. This told me all I needed to know about the morals and ethics of the European pharmaceutical companies.

They have managed to make it very difficult to buy food supplements like minerals and vitamins in Europe. After all, healthy, well-nourished people are harder to sell drugs to.

He interviews a lady who was dying in a chemotherapy ward in St. Petersburg, Russia. She was completely bedridden when her family carried her out of there and took her to a clinic in Lithuania. The first doctor there looked at her lab results and asked why she was still living. Within a few weeks she was able to move around. She contacted the ladies who were in her old chemotherapy ward, told them what happened, and invited them to go to Lithuania with her. None of them went. They all died where she had met them. This interview is very moving.

One of the things that was brought out in this series is that chemotherapy and radiation are themselves causes of cancer so there is very little logic in using them as cancer treatments. They are very profitable to the industry, of course, whereas there is virtually no profit to using naturally occurring treatments. The series mentions a preparation that was used to cure 70,000 cancer patients in Australia when it was sold over the counter. The industry had it changed to a prescription-only drug and it was no longer available to anyone.

It is shown that chemotherapy has only a 2% success rate against cancer, even though it costs $10,000 to $30,000 a month. It kills the daughter cells but not the stem cells so the cancer often comes roaring back stronger than ever. The pharmaceutical industry has made enormous efforts to suppress information about natural cures because they are cheaper and more effective. There is no way for them to make billions of dollars from cheap, effective treatment methods.

US Income Tax Deadline Approaching

The deadline for US income taxes is April 15 in nearly all states. It is only later in 1 or 2 states that have a statutory holiday on the 15th.

If you want to become my tax client send a message to by the afternoon of Thursday April 14 giving your name, address, and Social Security Number. I will fill them out and mail them the morning of the 15th.
Of course, if you change your mind and want to have someone else prepare your taxes later that is okay. The extension is 6 months for the tax form 1040 but you are still expected to pay by the 15th of April. The extension is for time of filing, not for paying.
It is not clear at this time whether the extension of time is also for the FBARs needed when your foreign financial accounts sum up to more than $10,000 but it looks like it does.

The Truth About Cancer

Last year I saw a great series about cancer. I know that this does not have anything to do with income tax but it does have a lot to do with personal finance. One study said that more than a fifth of personal bankruptcies are caused by medical bills, even for people who have medical insurance. Cancer and heart disease seem to be the most expensive. In this series Ty Bollinger visits and interviews many of the doctors who are at the front of the effective research studies. He shows that some of the most expensive treatments are among the least effective. If you are never diagnosed with cancer there is a strong chance that a close family member will, so it is a good idea to find out all about it now.

He is broadcasting this series again beginning on the 12th of April. To get the times and details, click on