David talks to Peter Duesberg about his heretical views on AIDS and cancer. Way back in 1987 he wrote a paper giving the reasons why all retroviruses, not just HIV, could not cause disease in animals. And despite being the discover of the first oncogene, cancer gene, he changed his opinion and now believes that it is not mutations, but the wrong number of chromosomes, aneuploidy, that triggers cancer. Duesberg refers to a 2013 paper on the karyotypes, chromosome counts, of cervical cancer cells, which can be found here: http://molecularcytogenetics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1755-8166-6-44
David talks with Areeq Chowdhury, founder and chief executive of Web Roots Democracy, a United Kingdom-based organization that promotes the idea of online voting in British elections to combat apathy and increase voter turnout, especially among the young. Following that interview David reviews news articles on criminal justice, guns, medicalization of birth and treatment of ADHD and depression.
David is interested in democratic processes, especially those that are flawed, and decides to talk to Tea Party activist Linda Paine who believes that there is massive fraud in elections, with even dead people voting, at least in her state of California. David hopes to cover other perspectives on the electoral mechanics of elections in future episodes.
In Episode 100 David Talks to legal professor and defense lawyer Heather Ellis Cucolo about sexual offenses. While it might be difficult for many people to feel any sympathy for people on US sex crimes registers, Cucolo points out that the overboard definition of sex crimes can lead to people being punished for sex crimes they might commit in the future, even though they haven’t yet, and sentences that are clearly too long, and can even lead to life imprisonment through the so-called Civil Confinement procedures, that are supposed to treat people who are not ready to be released at the end of their sentences, but actually just ends up warehousing them for life. In Minnesota, she points out, not a single person has ever been released from Civil Confinement. Find out more about Cucolo’s work at: http://www.mdlpa.net (Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates).
Following the interview David discusses other legal and medical issues. The list of articles cited is here: http://theinfectiousmyth.com/PRN-TIM/100.php