The Infectious Myth On “The Infectious Myth” host David Crowe will examine the questionable or outright false paradigms that infect our society.

August 29, 2017  

Most people took one of two sides with the Google manifesto of James Damore on the role of women in technology. He was either a misogynist pig with no right to express his uneducated and prejudiced views, or a free speech warrior being stifled by out of control political correctness. Few actually read the internal memo, or considered it in that context. David believes that there were a few areas where the document made important points, but also major errors. He doesn’t believe that an internal memo like this should result in someone being fired. Furthermore, many of the people who were, by their political position, opposed to the memo before reading it or talking to Damore, completely missed the valid criticisms of Damore that could be made. People should not let their political inclinations get in front of a dispassionate analysis of what was, in reality, a pretty mundane document, with some insights, some questionable views, and some errors indicating a serious misunderstanding of genetics.

 
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August 22, 2017  

In episode 152, David discussions Neil Miller’s book, “Critical Vaccine Studies”, which provides citations and summaries for over 400 studies that covers the toxicity and ineffectiveness of several different vaccines, and important vaccine ingredients, such as mercury and aluminum. This specifically covers autism, and also corruption within the vaccine industry.

You can find out more about Neil Miller and the reference books he has written on vaccines at: http://thinktwice.com

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August 8, 2017  
At the end of 2016 a paper was published in Lancet claiming a perfect Ebola vaccine trial, with nobody who received the vaccine getting diagnosed with Ebola after a suitable waiting period. David read this carefully and concluded that the trial was designed in a terrible fashion and actually is more compatible with the vaccine causing side effects that could be confused with Ebola, and not compatible with a reduction in Ebola cases. It may, in other words, increase the risk of Ebola-like disease. He wrote a letter to Lancet that was rejected, but recently had a peer reviewed paper published in the American Journal of Immunology, which forms the basis of this episode.
The Lancet article can be found here:http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)32621-6/fulltext
David’s peer reviewed article is here: http://thescipub.com/abstract/10.3844/ofsp.11329
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August 2, 2017  
David reads a paper that he presented to a recent conference on law and philosophy at the Faculty of Law at the University of Lisbon in Portugal on the criminalization of HIV. How can it be that people are sentenced to sentences of many years when all major legs of the HIV=AIDS=Death dogma are questionable?
 
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July 25, 2017  
In episode 149 David interviews Charles (Chuck) Ortleb a gay writer and publisher whose career bloomed at the start of the AIDS epidemic, and then crashed when he started to criticize the HIV=AIDS dogma promulgated by the CDC and powerful pharmaceutically funded organizations within his own community. The New York Native was a widely read newspaper in the early 1980s in New York’s gay community, but its criticism of the new and soon to be massively profitable AZT, through writers like John Lauritsen, caused a backlash and the newspaper was put out of business. Although Ortleb has been silent for a long time, he is now speaking up again, and he’s not sorry for the questions he raised then, that are still relevant today.
 
For more on Charles Ortleb’s work see his blog at http://fourbooksontheapocalypse.blogspot.com
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July 19, 2017  
In Episode 148, David Crowe speaks with David Smith of the UK charities Genital Autonomy and 15 Square. The conversation covers male genital mutilation (circumcision), female genital mutilation (FGM) and transgender changes of minors. They cover the reasons why circumcision still exists and why it is so much less common in the UK than in the US. They discuss the purpose of the foreskin and  what harms occur from its removal. Circumcision is contrasted with FGM, where the autonomy of the child is protected against an irreversible operation. With transgender and intersex minors, the issue is whether doctors and parents have the right to perform surgery on a child, even if the minor child agrees, due to the possibility of them changing their mind, but not of reversing the surgery. They also discuss how adult men can deal with phimosis (overly tight foreskin) and the ability to recover some of the foreskin through stretching.
 
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July 11, 2017  
When Chaneya Kelly was eight she stood up in court and said her father had sexually assaulted her. He was sentenced to 20-40 years, almost 20 years ago. Later she said she was bullied by her mother, police and prosecutors, as well as promised a special present, if she testified that she was abused. In 2012, the justice system established a commission to review her father’s case, but it told Chaneya she is lying now, and was telling the truth when she was eight. But she is not giving up.
 
For further information see a 2013 New York Magazine article: http://nymag.com/news/features/chaneya-kelly-2014-1/index6.html#print
 
If you are convinced of Daryl Kelly’s innocence (or at least think he should get a second hearing), you can sign his daughter's petition: https://www.change.org/p/andrew-cuomo-innocentdad-the-fight-to-free-daryl-kelly-sr
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June 20, 2017  
David Crowe speaks with Eric Merola about two conflicts between the medical establishment and non-mainstream therapies. The first is the latest battle in the long-running struggle of Dr. Stanislaw Burzyski in Houston, Texas, to be allowed to use his non-toxic anti-cancer therapies called anti-neoplastons. This time the Texas Medical Board once more tried to shut him down (listen to find out what happened). Later in the program they switch to talking about Eric’s latest film about stem cell therapy. This is particularly controversial because some of the stem cells come from abortions. Is it worth going to Mexico or the Ukraine to get this therapy?
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June 6, 2017  

In 2013 Joe and Charlotte’s baby Jaden suddenly collapsed. The parents called 9-1-1 but almost immediately doctors suspected child abuse. Despite a number of medical experts testifying that Jaden had a genetic or nutritional defect that caused weak bones and other health problems, Joe was convicted of child abuse and sentenced to 15 years, the minimum the judge could give him. David talks with his wife, Charlotte, who has not only lost her husband, but has completely lost Jaden (who recovered from the medical episode, whatever it’s cause) and has only part-time access to her other two children.  And she lost her job and her home. But still will never stop fighting to put her family back together again.

For more information see the family’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Justice-for-Joe-1085928654868950/

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May 30, 2017  

Marissa Alexander, a licensed gun owner, fired a warning shot at her estranged husband when he had her cornered in her own garage. The shot worked. He left, and neither of them was harmed. But she was charged and sentenced to 20 years. Defenses of self-defense didn’t work, not even invoking Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Public pressure eventually persuaded the prosecutor to agree to 3 years time served. What role did being black play? And the fact that this case played out at the time of the Trayvon Martin shooting? Marissa plans to use her experience of the US justice system, earned during 3 years in jail, to help others. through a non-profit that she has founded, the Marissa Alexander Justice Project:
https://marissaalexander.org

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