Some Ominous Developments In Europe

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For now, these are isolated incidents. But in Europe events of this kind have an unpleasant tendency of recurring just when it is darkest...

In Greece:

A 70-year-old man has been arrested after opening fire with a shotgun inside an Athens tax office.

 

Shortly after 11am, the man arrived at the entrance of Agia Paraskevi tax office and started shooting, causing only material damage. He then entered the building but did not threaten any of the officials.

 

Police rushed to the scene and succeeded in arresting the man, about an hour later, after encouraging him to drop his weapon.

 

The perpetrator is now being held in a police station, where police are carrying out a preliminary investigation. (Athens News)

And in France:

A man on a scooter opened fire outside a Jewish school in Toulouse in southwestern France on Monday, killing two children and one adult, a police source said.

 

Five people were injured in the attack, which occurred as students were arriving for morning classes at the Ozar Hatorah school, a city official said.

 

The attack comes after three soldiers were killed in two separate shootings in the same region by a man who escaped from the scene on a scooter.

 

French Interior Minister Claude Gueant broke off a visit in northeastern France to head for Toulouse, the police source said. French media reported that security was being tightened at all Jewish schools in the country.

Then, even odder, there is this:

Tuberculosis is often seen in the wealthy West as a disease of bygone eras - evoking impoverished 18th or 19th century women and children dying slowly of a disease then commonly known as "consumption" or the "white plague". But rapidly rising rates of drug-resistant TB in some of the wealthiest cities in the world, as well as across Africa and Asia, are again making history.

 

London has been dubbed the "tuberculosis capital of Europe", and a startling recent study documenting new cases of so-called "totally drug resistant" TB in India suggests the modern-day tale of this disease could get a lot worse.

 

"We can't afford this genie to get out of the bag. Because once it has, I don't know how we'll control TB," said Ruth McNerney, an expert on tuberculosis at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

 

TB is a bacterial infection that destroys patients' lung tissue, making them cough and sneeze, and spread germs through the air. Anyone with active TB can easily infect another 10 to 15 people a year.

 

In 2010, 8.8 million people had TB, and the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted that more than 2 million people will contract multi-drug resistant TB by 2015. The worldwide TB death rate currently runs at between two and three people a minute.

 

Little surprise, then, that the apparently totally untreatable cases in India have raised international alarm.

 

The WHO has convened a special meeting on Wednesday to discuss whether the emergence of TB strains that seem to be resistant to all known medicines merits a new class definition of "totally drug-resistant TB", or TDR-TB. If so, it would add a new level to an evolution over the years from normal TB, which is curable with six months of antibiotic treatment, to the emergence of MDR-TB, then extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB).

 

What's so frustrating about that progression, says Lucica Ditiu of the WHO's Stop TB Partnership, is that all drug-resistant TB "is a totally man-made disease".

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Mon, 03/19/2012 - 08:05 | 2268943 GeneMarchbanks
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Clouds Darken...

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 08:08 | 2268946 knightowl77
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Winds Blow.....

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 08:12 | 2268966 Ghordius
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....and Money rains from the sky

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 08:29 | 2269014 Harlequin001
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Bullish...

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 09:47 | 2269306 caconhma
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"An inferno starts with a small spark". V. Lenin

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 18:57 | 2271206 Dead Canary
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It was a dark and stormy night.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 02:39 | 2272373 lasvegaspersona
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Paul Clifford or Snoopy version? Lord Bulwer Lytton or Charles Schultz...be decisive now

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 03:48 | 2272434 vato poco
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Suddenly a shot rang out!

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 10:57 | 2269617 Toolshed
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Nice teamwork guys.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 08:35 | 2269030 Oh regional Indian
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There is no such thing as uncurable. More pharma madness. Just like the MSRA bug.

But yes, weird news day. Overall. Given then "great" things that started right about in this time-frame (Spring Equinox), I say strap in or stay loose. It's going to be a very interesting few days ahead.

ori

/if-i-ever-saw-a-sign/

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 08:55 | 2269121 Raynja
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cures take time and resources to develop

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 09:03 | 2269169 Oh regional Indian
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Not true. In the world of big Pharma, yes. In the natural world, all there. 

These dis-eases are un-curable because of big pharma. Drug Resistant, what more does one need to know? In any case, Chemistry is the basis of this control mechanism we have hanging over us.

German chemistry, mostly, by the way. 

ori

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 12:04 | 2269885 12ToothAssassin
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ORI is precisely correct.

 

Nature provides natural balance to everything. It takes humans to alter that balance in a way that threatens the masses.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 21:31 | 2271661 dzyd
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You are writing idiocy.

TB before antibiotic therapy was called consumption. It consumed you like cancer then you died, but not before possibly infecting others on the way down.

It should not be a surprise that after all the many decades that TB has been treated with antibiotics, antibiotic-resistant strains have developed.

GERMS EVOLVE. ANTIBIOTICS ARE INTELLIGENTLY DESIGNED.

I am not here to be a apologist for the bad behavior of large multinational corporations inclding big pharma, but there is an appropriate time and reason to give antibiotics, and TB is one of them.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 02:42 | 2272377 lasvegaspersona
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Sorry but youn are a wack job. Me...docotr for 40 years...seen too much good come from evil big pharma to not appreciate it. Pricing problems yes, power grab yes, science yeilding fantastic hope for the sick yes yes yes

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 09:11 | 2269200 Mesquite
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Annnd then there are Chemtrails...

Hmmm

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 09:12 | 2269202 DavidC
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It's MRSA - Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus - and you should be worried.

We've lived through an age where most (bacterial) infections have been treatable with antibiotics, but we've only had this recourse since the 1940s and the introduction of penicillin.

With the use of antibiotics and growth promoters in food animals (fewer bactertia = bigger animals and fewer deaths due to bacterial infections) and doctors doling out antibiotics for VIRAL diseases, more and more bacteria are becoming mutli-antibiotic resistant.

Imagine a World where even a scratch could result in death, because that's what we could go back to. And no, that's not exaggeration.

Incidentally, my degree is in Microbiology, just in case you think I'm being alarmist or don't know what I'm talking about.
DavidC

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 11:20 | 2269383 i-dog
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That is a total exaggeration ... .gov and big pharma have an interest in not curing, just ongoing [partial] treatment of symptoms.

MRSA is treatable with natural enzymes ... but Big Pharma won't allow them (ie. has erected barriers to entry through their pals in the government). I have an interest in some such patented products and use them to cure cancers, flus, viruses, staphs, asthmas, ulcers, allergies and other miscellanea for family, friends and staff -- but we can't advertise them as cures without raising millions just to jump through the cartel hoops (notwithstanding that the WHO has proved them to work!). They can only be sold as a "digestive aid" or "skin balm" ... and Codex Alimentarius may soon be used by the gov-pharma cartel to shut even that down.

I'll be checking later today with 'The Professor' whether any of them have been shown to also work against TB.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 10:18 | 2269448 Seb
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"doctors doling out antibiotics for VIRAL diseases"

 

It is disturbing how common is that. How stupid can they be to put a viral diagnostic (usually for cold or flu) and then prescribe antibiotics?

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 11:17 | 2269484 i-dog
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Doctors have no fucking idea what mechanisms are going on inside the body!! They are no better than panel beaters ... cutting and patching and buffing over problems in accordance with spec sheets handed them by big pharma.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 12:56 | 2270084 RichardP
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Doctors have no fucking idea what mechanisms are going on inside the body!!

i-dog, if you truely believe this, then you are sadly misinformed.

Separately, when doctors prescribe antibiotics for viral infections, it is because their patients are asking for them.  Doctors want to keep their patients, so some doctors give their patients what they ask for.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 14:01 | 2270338 Cathartes Aura
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if these doctors are so wise, then why are they allowing their patients to talk them into doling out antibiotics that don't work on viral infections, yet continue to allow the dis-eases to mutate and grow more resistant?

that's either ignorance or sloth - or! 

Doctors want to keep their patients, so some doctors give their patients what they ask for.

profit.   almighty profit, over all else. . . it's definitely a pattern.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 21:16 | 2271520 i-dog
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Grrrrrr ... don't get me started!

The level of high-level corruption and general hubris in the medical "industry" rivals that in the economics and finance "industry" ... with a similar outcome: [Morally and financially] bankrupt governments coerced into throwing vast amounts of their citizens' money at the wrong solutions to fairly simple problems.

Doctors are merely the brokers at the bottom of the food chain (pun intended). The only difference is that doctors have been educated into believing that what they are doing is right and therefore have no way of knowing any different, whereas many finance brokers know they are doing the wrong thing by their "customers".

Which is why I say quite categorically that doctors have no fucking idea what is actually going on inside the body!

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 10:29 | 2269490 ButIfNot
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Why do doctors do that?  Because we throw a tantrum if the magic healer tells us we just have to be sick for a week and let nature run its course!  Prescribe drug = happy patient.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 11:20 | 2269707 bigerny
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Perhaps they should prescribe fancy sounding sugar pill to placate the "magic wand" folks.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 18:56 | 2271203 bentaxle
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Exactly. Just give the dumb shits a placebo and tell 'em it worked really well on the last patient. Doctors don't always get the diagnosis right though.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 10:26 | 2269477 Wu Qi Ming
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I'm with ORI and idog on this one. Having a degree in Microbiology is nice, you get to be up close and personal with these things and know their nature. But observing these things in nature rather than their nature will lend a cure much faster.

The cure is right there under your nose, always is.

 

Stinging Nettles are always found growing near dock.

 

Oh, and for what it is worth, I've dealt with MRSA first hand working in hospitals. I'm probably swimming in it. I've never once had an incurable wound though so something(s) must be holding it in check.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 11:48 | 2269791 gdogus erectus
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Correct. Cure has already been found for MSRA and bacterial lung infections of all kinds. Do 5 minutes of research on the anti-microbial properties of silver. You know. That ancient forgotten remedy? 20 ppm in distilled water. One teaspoon in a nebulizer. Inhale for 5-10 minutes. 2 times a day. Two days. You are cured. Please spread the word. Prove it to yourself by administering to a relative w bacterial pneumonia. You'll be a hero.

It's called colloidal silver. Research the mechanism. It will blow your mind.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 11:57 | 2269863 pods
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I have used nebulized CS, with good results.  Only drawback is one of irritation.  Possibly due to tonicity issues or from simple concentration.  Used a 10 ppm concentration, and for lung delivery you could probably get away with a much more dilute solution, if you are going for local delivery.  Next time it is needed will probably do a 10x dilutiong before administration.
I have found with CS that topical shows the greatest benefit. 

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 12:52 | 2270067 tsx500
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you and gdog are hereby declared anarchist terrorists and should surrender your colloidal silver supplies immediately to the nearest authority.    <sarc off>

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 13:36 | 2270233 SilverTech
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Did you use tap water, distilled water, or normal saline?

I would think normal saline made with distilled water would work best.

There shouldn't be any irritation caused by the CS.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 15:48 | 2270725 gdogus erectus
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I buy it made. If you make it yourself you have to use real distilled water. Not the Walmart shit that is just filtered. You also should use 4-9s silver. Or be a lazy bastard and buy a gallon while they are still allowed to ship this highly toxic and dangerous substance.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 14:16 | 2270381 Cathartes Aura
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three things I use for any "ailments" - colloidal silver, "medicinal" garlic (crush whole clove, let sit for 15 min to get allicin levels up, swallow - maybe eat a slice of apple to prevent nausea / stomach sensitivity), and H2O2, food grade 3%, sprayed at back of throat, inhaled.

the last, Hydrogen Peroxide, saved me from a very nasty lung infection - pneumonia? most likely, but I don't use allopathic diagnosis or pills - I literally was panting, 36 hours after initial "cold" symptoms, couldn't take a deep breath!  used the methods in the link, and within 24 hours I could breath, 48 hours, no wheezing at all - the virus was persistent, but all it did was recur, get dealt with - my overall energy levels were at about 80% for a few weeks, then it was gone.  

http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/hydrogen_peroxide_inhalation.html

the great thing is that these things will work if you use them.  the garlic & H2O2 cost pennies a day, the colloidal silver costs more depending on where you source it - but NONE of these things are as expensive, nor as deadly, as dealing the the pharma docs.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 15:46 | 2270719 Oh regional Indian
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Three cheers for Bill Munroe.

ori

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 18:27 | 2271120 Cathartes Aura
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love Bill, he's the real deal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT1_Rkl0B1M

best wishes in the coming week V.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 10:58 | 2269627 bahaar
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Big Pharma should stop looking for cures for cancer/heart disease/ high cholesterol and other organic disease.  They  should use all their funding to develop new antibiotics.  But then there's no money in antibiotics (unless there's a pandemic), but lots of money in canceretc.  because everyone eventually will develop cancer/ heart disease/ diabetes/ high BP/Cholesterol.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 12:01 | 2269876 pods
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You will develop all of the same chronic conditions that everyone gets if you eat like everyone else does.

No worries, it is genetic, not your fault.  And they have pills to "manage" your condition.

 

 

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 14:20 | 2270401 Cathartes Aura
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if you really allow yourself to think about it, pharma docs are not looking for cures, they're in the business of maintenance of sub-health.

if people were "cured" they'd be out of business, the pharma companies need people on long term maintenance plans of just enough health to continue working in the system, but not enough health to begin thinking, seeing, connecting the dots about the WHOLE system, and the parts they play in it.

can't have the animals jumping the fences now, can we.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 11:21 | 2269710 Stares straight...
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Not really..

Disease occurs only when a triad of stress, mal-nutrition and infection meet.

Smoking, heart disease, lack of vegetables and anti-oxidants decreases immunity.  Stress and worry, etc...

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 08:54 | 2269114 JPM Hater001
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Clouds Darken...

Wind Blows...

...and Money rains from the sky

It's a bullish day in America.

 

There.  Together. Sad.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 10:13 | 2269426 wandstrasse
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Central banks = fan
fiat money = shit

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 08:16 | 2268968 Mae Kadoodie
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Dogs & cats living together...

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 08:22 | 2268994 goldfish1
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Envision the world you want to see.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 08:48 | 2269082 knukles
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Lindsay Lohan wanking off a dog.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 08:55 | 2269122 JPM Hater001
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That America already exists.

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 09:06 | 2269181 MsCreant
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And Spike!

Thank Goldfish 1 for that set up. 

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 09:39 | 2269276 goldfish1
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boring

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 10:18 | 2269447 Dapper Dan
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One day the lamb and the lion will lie down together,

But the lamb won't get much sleep!

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 08:13 | 2268971 Oleander
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Something Wicked this way comes....

Mon, 03/19/2012 - 08:18 | 2268981 elmiatzi
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yes, the clichéd, disturbance in the force, we all sense...

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