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   Attercliffe posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  The main story in this month's Wysong newsletter is:

Pet Food Wars: Purina vs Blue Buffalo

Following the food wars, Dr. W talks about toxic pet treats, then lists latest natural health research findings. After that are two cute videos, one starring a sea lion, the other a fox.
May 23 at 18:09 EST .

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   Attercliffe posted on Health & Diet  

Some Prescription Drugs Will Cause Your Teeth to Become Brittle

I learned this from my dentist today. I was eating a raw green bean Friday night and thought I had somehow picked up a piece of gravel with it. Nope--about 1/4 of the top of a rear tooth had simply "fallen" off as I bit into the whole bean, No pain, so ate a lot of soup through a straw and kept swishing mouthwash around the hole until the dentist opened up Monday.

Fast-forward: Saw the dentist this morning; he told me some prescription drugs cause the brittleness in teeth. I asked which kinds, just knowing what would come up. "Anti-cholesterol and blood pressure pills are the worst." Then he corrected himself, "No, cancer drugs are THE worst. But the others are more common." So I said, "I understand the risk from cancer drugs--basically, death or dentures. But the others?" He shrugged.
February 3 at 15:10 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  DH had a mouth full of beautiful white teeth, no cavities. The the VA put him on BP meds and statins and his teeth started to decay and fall out. He ended up with dentures. We threw the statins out 3 years ago, the joint pain they caused was terrible. Three cayenne capsules solved the joint pain.
Too long a list for here but fish oil, max co Q 10, multi's and B's, C, E etc, keep him healthy. Scrap the scripts.
February 3 at 18:41 EST .

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   Attercliffe posted on Main Page The Lobby  For years I've ordered about a third of our cat food and supplements (and sometimes some of the human products ) from a company called Wysong at The vet who owns the company valiantly fought off a nasty lawsuit from Nestle, which manufactures a lot of catfood and sued Dr. W for using his own unpatented important creation of a method to coat kibble with enticing delicious and healthy stuff for pets. But that's not why I wanted to introduce you to Dr. Wysong. This is:

January 8, 2014

Dr. Wysong

Here is how Obamacare could greatly improve US health. But not for the reasons it was created or you may think.

Ezekiel Emanuel's "The Complete Lives System," outlined in medical journals, is the intellectual underpinning for Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act ).

Obamacare was to remedy America's (ostensible ) free-market healthcare system and get more medical access for those without adequate insurance. However, US healthcare has not really been laissez faire since employers attracted employees with insurance after WWII, and government intervened with socialized programs. The more consumers were given free and unlimited access, and the more doctors could charge a third party (thus not alienating them from their patient for high charges ), the more costs have skyrocketed.

The federal government, sans Obamacare, already provides health care for more than three-quarters of those over 65, and about a third of all Americans depend upon the government for their health care. Judging from the sad state of American health, help does not breed health. It breeds dependence and weakness, and with that the loss of health.

As long ago as 1922, the Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises, in his book Socialism, wrote about a German medical system controlled by government that created economic chaos. Mises wrote that state-run medical systems are comparable to those run by the army or by prisons, which foster disease and death, not health.

By now you are aware of the inaccuracy of the mantra: "If you like your coverage, you can keep it." It's what you are not aware of that needs your attention if you are planning on state run medicine saving you.

The Act will effectively force all doctors to betray their Hippocratic Oath and compromise your access to medical attention based upon your age and other factors. The 2500- year- old Hippocratic Oath, or a version of it, that all doctors take gives preeminence to the individual patient. The original, from the Greek, says:

I swear by Apollo Physician and Asclepius and Hygieia and Panacea and all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will fulfill according to my ability and judgment this oath and this covenant:

I will apply measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment;

I will keep them from harm and injustice.

I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect.

Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will
January 10 at 11:43 EST .

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   Attercliffe  Part 2:

guard my life and my art.

Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice, of all mischief and in particular of relations with both female and male persons, be they free or slaves.

What I may see or hear in the course of treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself, holding such things shameful to be spoken about.

If I fulfill this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot.

The 2,700 page Obamacare Law (plus 20,000 pages of regulations still being written ) demands the exact opposite of what Hippocrates wrote, namely that a physician should serve the greater good, the collective, even if at the expense of the individual. According to Emanuel, medical care should be allocated based on the patient's usefulness to the "collective good." If you're too old, or too young, or your ailment is too costly, society is better off letting you die. That would make sense if you wish to be a cow subject to culling in order to benefit the herd, its owner, or the stockyard.

In the Complete Lives system, people under age 15 and over age 45 should have medical care rationed since they have been deemed less valuable to society. Those charged with the de jure rationing will be federal bureaucrats.

All totalitarian regimes, seeking ever greater power (multiplying the harm they can do ), take control of healthcare. For good reason. It deepens the population's dependence upon it. It's really not about health, but rather centralized power and loss of individual rights.

However, Obamacare may be a good thing, but not for the reasons the herd (those who consent to permanent adolescence by voting for bread and circuses ) thinks. As outrageous as it may sound, those who are denied access to medical care are not worse off than those who have limitless free access. In fact, when doctors go on strike mortality always decreases.

This is not to ignore the good intentions and hard work of medical personnel. It does not deny the spectacular capabilities of crisis care and surgery. But if the majority of medical care—naming diseases and treating symptoms—were to be eliminated or reduced, the number one killer would be vanquished.

It is essential to understand that neither nature nor society is in our debt for the mere act of living. When Obamacare's unintended consequence of decreasing dependence upon doctors and pills takes hold, people will have to take responsibility for their own health inferiority.

Left to our own devices, we will be forced to wake up to the doctor within, get informed (the Internet offers endless opportunity ) and take charge of our own destiny.

January 10 at 11:44 EST .

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   Attercliffe  Part 3:

is good ole' American can-doism and that could be a very good and healthy thing.

Dr. W's whole newsletter is available free by going to:
January 10 at 11:45 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  signed up for the newsletter, I trust the Life Extension Foundation and get most vitamins/minerals from Puritan Pride. Very good customer service from both, have Jan in electronic email, hard copy of Feb. on the battle against high blood sugar and high glucose , as soon as I get the electronic version will send it on to the Health wall
January 10 at 17:21 EST .

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   Attercliffe  Ditto on Puritan's Pride, EC. Hate their marketing style, love the prices and that the supplements are manufactured in a US facility.

BTW, Wysong's "Gourmet" series of cat foods (i.e., Chicken Gourmet, Liver Gourmet ) are rated highly in the low phosphorus tables at
(Low phos necessary for Chronic Renal Failure pets. ) Believe their Epigen line of dry foods are good too. Not as expensive as they seem, pets eat less because food is not pumped up with cheap fillers. Also, end product is less because body utilizes more of the high-quality protein.
January 10 at 23:09 EST .

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   Attercliffe posted on Main Page The Lobby  If you're looking to give your mind a break from current events for a little while, this is a good way to do it:

Heart-warming moment gentle labrador Himalaya coaxed reluctant Down’s Syndrome boy who shuns human contact to play with him,
October 1 at 12:57 EST .

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   Gram77  What a beautiful child and God bless the dog.
October 1 at 15:44 EST .

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   Attercliffe posted on Main Page The Lobby  
Brainwashing Children

Reading a post from someone on a neighborhood bulletin board in the Duke U area, I saw this about a summer camp. (I don't think the instructor is a Lucianne relative! ):

Empathetic Global Citizenship -- Learning from the daily news

Description of the summer camp program:

Steve (see bio below ) and 'campers' will start each morning by spending about 45 minutes reading news articles from around the world from a variety of online sources (such as New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, BBC ). Each student will keep a record of the articles he/she reads by making place marks using Google Earth. Students will learn on day one how to make Google Earth place marks.

After the morning reading, we will put our computers away and talk together as a group. Each student will share the most interesting article he/she read. This gives each student practice with both public speaking and active listening. Once everyone has described his/her favorite article, we will vote on which article to discuss in more depth.

When we have finished our discussion, each student will take 20-30 minutes to write about what he/she learned during the morning session.

On the last days of the camp (Thursday and Friday ), each camper will work to create a 2-3 minute video that describes the news article from the week that the camper found most interesting and brings that article to life using Google Earth.

By the end of the camp, each student will have several written reflections, as well as a video that shows how the camper engaged with an event in the world. The goal of the camp is to develop the habit of reading and thinking about news from around the world. We will be practicing reading, writing, listening and speaking on a regular basis.

About the instructor:

Steve Goldberg is the Founder and Principal of Triangle Learning Community middle school, located in Durham, NC.

After teaching middle and high school for more than a dozen years, Mr. Goldberg decided that our schools need to change. Students are capable and need to take more ownership of their learning - given responsibility and support, students can do amazing things. To hear and read what some of his former students have said about his teaching, please visit the testimonials page of the website for Triangle Learning Community:

After teaching high school for six years, Mr. Goldberg earned a law degree at Georgetown Law School to study the question of who owns information in a digital age. Mr. Goldberg graduated from Duke and then returned to Duke as a graduate student to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Most recently, he taught world history for four years (2007-11 ) at Cary Academy. He also taught the entire social studies curriculum at Camelot Academy in Durham (grades 6-12 ). Before that, he served as Lead Technology Teacher at The Potomac School, a prestigious K-12 school just outside of Washington, DC.

This is what I meant when I first came to the US in
June 12 at 14:51 EST .

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   Attercliffe  . . . 67 and saw that educators taught children WHAT to think, not HOW to think. Unfortunately, British educators later followed suit.
June 12 at 14:53 EST .

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   Attercliffe posted on Main Page The Lobby  In a comment to a post at the Main Page, I wrote:

The Telegraph shows that a piece entitled "Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' Speech," a 2007 article, is today's "Most Viewed" in its op-eds section.

It can be found at target=_Blank>

That something written forty-five years ago, and reproduced by the T in 2005, should be the T's "Most Viewed" today speaks volumes--that so many people should remember it and search for it in the T's archives. I haven't read the speech for some time but each time I do the words convey even more than the time before.

Most of you probably know that Enoch Powell was destroyed by the reaction to his speech--and yet he was honest, forthright and, most important, accurate. The words are a bit old-fashioned but none the worse for that. In fact, they add a strength and seriousness that today's buzzwords would minimize.

Please take some time out of your day and read the speech.

Please note: Powell refers to one of his constituents who speaks of his children having gone to "grammar school." As used in the article the term refers to a mainly scholarship school where the top ten percent of scorers in a special exam are awarded a place in a sort of college prep school. It used to be the way for the working classes to move up and go straight to a white-collar job or higher education, although things have changed somewhat since then, thanks to the Labour party. Ironic, because one of our school's students went on to become Prime Minister.
May 24 at 08:33 EST .

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   Attercliffe  Sorry, I can't get the url to print properly. Obviously, you have to leave out everything before http.
May 24 at 08:34 EST .

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   Eagles Dominion
May 24 at 10:58 EST .

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   Fireball27  This article sounds just like what happened in my old neighborhood. Oakland, California middle 1960's. The part about the old widow being the only white left in her neighborhood is exactly what happened to a once beautiful city. Everyone who could move out did, only those elderly with paid off homes stayed. Every week you would hear of an old couple being beaten and robbed in their own home. Now my old neighborhood is referred to as "the killing zone". We went to the bay area to visit family and my wife would not let me even drive by my old house. People can call me a racist, I'm not, it is just that the destruction of my old hometown was caused by a certain minority. It doesn't matter what minority, or if it was a minority at all, the destruction was and is real. Oakland was beautiful in the 50's and early 60's. Look at it now. Liberals have run the government in the county and city, and certainly turned it into a big mess.
May 24 at 11:35 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Fireball, the very same thing happened to nice cities and towns in southern Cal in the early 60's too. I grew up in Santa Ana. My Dad was stubborn and didn't want to leave the home he bought and payed off. Enoch Powell was a prophetic voice that was ignored.
May 24 at 17:35 EST .

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   Attercliffe posted on Main Page The Lobby  I missed the following piece when it was in the window for posting approval (may 10, 2013 ), so I'm putting it here.

Ladies and gentleman, welcome to Obamastan

by Melanie Phillips

Fort Hood, Benghazi, the Boston bombings, Iran/Syria, Israel. The pattern is unmistakeable; the danger to America is exponentially increasing; the scandal is deepening into something nearer to a national crisis.

The Obama administration is playing down the Islamist threat to the US and the free world, empowering Islamists at home and abroad, endangering America and betraying its allies -- and covering up its egregious failure to protect the homeland as a result of all the above, while instead blaming America for its own victimisation.

More at^editors_choi
May 23 at 17:21 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  in a nut shell, FTA:
‘“Every troubling Middle East-Southwest Asia country — Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and now maybe Syria — where the Obama administration made a significant policy push has gone over to Islamists that are now much more hostile to the United States,” the official said.’
Thank you Attercliffe, as you know I am a great fan of Brigitte Gabriel after meeting with her in 2006, she has been ringing the warning bell since being rescued by Israel from her underground hole in Lebanon, sadly once the "Paris" of the ME
May 23 at 18:06 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I have said from the beginning, this isn't about politics or zero, it is a battle of good vs evil, 1400 yrs of islam trying to prevail. 800 yrs ago Christians were being captured by Moslems and sold into slavery by the thousands. They want to do it again. We need another St John of Matha, a Reagan,or a Thatcher.
May 23 at 20:35 EST .

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   Bettijo  Neil Cavuto just went on a tyrant about Obama's refusing to call Islamic terriorist what they are. Maybe his remarks will be posted on FOX web site. They were excellent.
May 24 at 16:37 EST .

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   Attercliffe posted on Main Page The Lobby  Sad news indeed. Cap wrote to me in January, sparking a happy e-mail exchange. He introduced himself as follows:

Just a brief word of thanks for all you do at LDot, but most especially for introducing me to James Delingpole and Christopher Booker and Nigel Farage. I’m a long-term Anglophile, and am deeply in love with Churchill and Dame Thatcher. What She and RR and Lech Walesa and the Pope did!! WOW! And Vaclav Havel right behind!

I do not intend to “go quietly into that dark night.” I intend to slide in to home plate tattered and torn, waving a flag in one hand, and my weapon in the other, screaming FREEEEEEEEEDDDDDOMMMMMMMMMM!!!!

What a guy! I'm not good at condolences but I hope his family is reading this and knows how much we admired his spirit and determination.
March 30 at 08:32 EST .

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   Thelmalou  Attercliffe, thanks so much for sharing that. That is so Kevin! What a card! He will be sorely missed...I couldn't help it...I cried when I found out, even though I know he is with the Lord.
March 30 at 09:20 EST .

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   Attercliffe posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  ScarletPimpernel posted "Obamacare May Bite You At The Vet’s Office" at

It's about to drop below the horizon so I'm putting my response here--it might save someone from having to give up a pet. It'll certainly save you money. By the way, the url below comes from , a site I've used for around 10 or 15 years. The site owner, David Jacobson, had a Chronic Renal Failure cat and you can find tons of crucial info by going there and seeing what David has to say. It's worth it just for the photos of his cat, Scooter. (CRF is sometimes called Chronic Renal Insufficiency. )

Reply 16 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 3/13/2013 12:01:56 AM (No. 9221964 )

There are some ways you might be able to save on vet care. For instance, if you have a pet with hyperthyroidism, you know that the tapazole (generic methimazole ) is not cheap. Not all states require vets to give you a prescription to fill at a lower cost elsewhere but vets can be persuaded to do so--find a vet who will. (See ) I use Walgreen's for our cats' prescriptions and use a store prescription card to get an even better deal--it gives me methimazole at less than half the usual price. Ask your vet to write the prescription to enable you to refill when you want (therefore allowing you to stock up before shortages begin occurring ).

I also buy my LRS for fluid administration at Walgreen's--a case of 12 @ 1000cc for less than $30. Go to link above and scroll up for info on online sites and other info re fluids and other CRF supplies.

Winged infusion sets, needles and syringes may be difficult to obtain sometimes. Although South Carolina permits the purchase of such supplies without a prescription, many pharmacies have a policy against it. If you don't want or can't get a prescription for those supplies, you'll find sites which will sell them to you IF your state permits it (like, where you can also buy essential Azodyl or the preferred Renadyl for your CRF pets ).

If you need more info, drop me an e-mail at this anonymizer account:
March 13 at 00:50 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Thanks, I forwarded to a cat rescue lady and I have to check for Molly's Trifexis, they charged me 225.00 for 6 months, I almost fainted. Shiloh is on Heartguard Plus
March 13 at 08:44 EST .

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   Attercliffe posted on Main Page The Lobby  

Re: South Carolina Taxpayer Hacking -- Possible ID Theft has occurred

Checked my bank transactions via phone yesterday and discovered my Social Security check, which has been coming on the third Thursday of every month for five years, is not where it's supposed to be. Strong chance the A's family Social Security numbers have been stolen. Have alerted bank and, luckily, I took out ID protection two weeks ago as offered free by the state (but which, of course, we will all pay for ) and have alerted that company too.

Obviously, if you're a SC taxpayer and receive a Social Security check (or other automatic deposit ), you might want to check and see if it's been deposited this month. A will be notifying his firm's payroll department tomorrow.
November 18 at 10:52 EST .

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   Ynaught  We got ours. I do hope this is a paperwork foul-up and not identity theft!
November 18 at 16:30 EST .

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   Bob913  I had checked my credit rating last year and saw there was for TransUnion, someone in Minnesota using my SSN back in 2003 and also saying I lived in Durham, North Carolina (I have never been there ). It showed up dating from 1-1-89. The other two agencies show nothing. TransUnion also had incorrect phone numbers for me.
November 18 at 17:43 EST .

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