Gold & Silver At Risk Of A Cartel Manufactured Sell The Rumor Buy The News This Week? – Silverdoctors.com

Picking up where we left off last Friday, we can see that everything is awesome in the mainstream. The Nasdaq hit an all-time high on Friday: So while the Dow and the S&P are still banging around their 50-day moving averages, it appears that certain parts of the stock market are not phased by tariffs, geo-politics and a hot job market that all but assures a rate hike next week. We can see that while Monday may be off to a slow start, Tuesday through Friday have plenty of opportunities for the manipulators to show us just how awesome everything is: Hard data, soft data, inflation data, retail sales data, employment data, industrial production data, and housing market data oh my. It’s just a liar’s statistician’s dream this week. In fact there are market moving data releases every day starting on Tuesday precisely at 8:30 a.m. EST, and as everybody here knows, that’s one full hour before the markets even officially open. Translation: Look for pre-market smashes and the cartel taking advantage of the thinly traded markets to blow through the stops and smash gold & silver prices. Here’s the logic. The market is near certain that the Fed will raise rates next week. All of the data points we get this week will only serve the purpose of solidifying that reality. The mainstream thinking is that rate hikes are bad for gold & silver. Rate hikes are not bad for gold & silver. Gold & silver are hedges against inflation and rise accordingly. Furthermore, Anybody who is not in the 1% or living and/or serving in corrupt Washington knows that inflation is running hotter than, for example, the benchmark interest rate on the 10-year Treasury Note. This means that when factoring for inflation, real yields are negative. A negative real yield is good for gold because it the yellow metal serves as wealth preservation. So no matter what happens next week, it’s good for gold & silver. It is possible we won’t get a blow-out number like last week’s jobs number in the data releases this week. Why? To keep the markets “guessing” the Fed and try to add some semblance of a market working on it’s own, the ESF and the Fed like to move markets to show there are some human forces behind what is mostly computerized, algorithmic trading in high frequency. But generally speaking, yeah, it’s all systems go this week and going into next week’s hike. What does this mean for gold & silver? We know that in the end, hike or no hike is good for gold & silver, but assuming “hike” for the 21st FOMC, with what the mainstream sheeple actually believe, we could see increased selling pressure on gold & silver this week. This is what we call “sell the rumor, buy the news”. In other words, gold and silver will be “sold” into mid next week on the rumor of a Fed rate hike, but once the rate hike passes, gold and silver will then be bought. That is my working assumption right now. There’s just too many opportunities for the cartel to continue to crush sentiment, even if there isn’t much more downside potential. They never let an opportunity go to waste do they? And they never let price rise until they absolutely have to. So for now, the cartel is in control. But I do think that the cartel could even succeed in smashing gold & silver below whole number support because ($1300 & $16) it really is a stacked deck in the cartel’s favor until we get through mid-next week. There is one saving caveat. If, for some reason, the cartel is not going to hike, the data that comes out would be absolutely horrible, and gold & silver could feed off of the pause/uncertainty. But with so many opportunities to smash this week, I seriously doubt the cartel will do anything but smash. Additionally, the smashes will be on auto-pilot with no Fed Head speeches to mess up any market signaling. All the more reason I think we’re going to see continued pressure for the rest of this week and into the rate hike on March 21st. Finally on the fundamental analysis, It is possible, however, that we see upward price movement in anticipation of all of this. I cannot discount that, but if in general we’re talking about pricing in the rate hike, gold & silver traditionally would be sold. Overnight, the dollar wasn’t strong: Friday it bounced off of the 50-day and it looks to be rolling over. Interestingly, the dollar was weak overnight, but so were the commodities. Crude looks to be opening below Friday’s close: Which is also below crude’s 50-day moving average. Copper is also looking to open the week below last Friday’s close: Again, not what you would expect on a weak dollar, but as that old cliche goes: it is what it is. The gold to silver ratio has barely budged: Call it either side of 80, which is where we’ve been since the end of January. Gold is stuck spending more time below its 50-day: A nasty bearish candle has been forming since the markets opened overnight. To be forewarned, if the cartel puts pressure on gold all week and into the Fed rate hike, don’t be surprised to see a trip down to the 200-day moving average, which would put gold under whole number support and near $1290. Yeah, I know, talking $1200s here in March of 2018. The only saving grace will literally save us, and that is, if gold and silver are this cheap and this hated here as we enter the Spring, that’s exactly why I want to be a buyer. It’s both a contrarian and a value play. Silver also is putting in a bearish engulfing candle: It’s like I said, with the dollar not strong, this would be counter-intuitive, but obviously, the cartel know that this is the break-out year for the metals, so they’re going to keep them as low for as long as possible. For those already in position, it’s been painful to watch. I mean, at the most primitive of analysis – “inflation” is the word of early 2018 yet silver is down 2.5% on the year. Amazing. Palladium looks like it’s forming a double-bottom on its correction: I don’t like the 50-day turning down so let’s hope it actually is just a double-bottom. The technicals show that palladium has a ton of room to run higher, but if gold & silver are getting pressured this week, it’s possible palladium paints a lower-low on the chart. We’ll cross that bridge if and when we get to it. Platinum is trying to stay above its 200-day: But again, notice the theme: The dollar has been weak overnight, but so have the commodities and so have the precious metals. Of course, playing into this is the VIX which looks like it will gap lower into the open: My 10-handle VIX call is not looking all that ridiculous after-all. The yield on the 10-year is still in that sideways channel: If the Fed is raising next week, we should see the yield on the 10-year breaking out towards and then above the dreaded 3.0% level. So late next week should be very interesting, and if the break-out happens this week, then we could see some fireworks in the markets as well. For now, however, let’s not get our hopes up. The break-out is coming, and I have been wrong for the last couple of weeks after nailing several calls in a row. So let’s hope I’m wrong again, because I’m looking for continued pressure into mid-next week. Fundamentally I think we’ll see a “sell the rumor, buy the news”, and that means we could lose whole number support, both for gold & silver. Let’s hope I’m wrong, because that would mean the break-out came in anticipation of next week. Time will tell. Stack accordingly… – Half Dollar

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Hitting The Pause Button: Gold & Silver Have Been Paused But The Week Might Not End That Way – Silverdoctors.com

Those who aren’t pausing are the various Fed Heads.

Rant on:

In fact, we’ll be getting a heavy doses of Fedspeak through Hump Day:

Seven times before Wednesday to implement the Fed’s favorite policy tool: The “Jawbone”.

They’ll be looking to clarify anything that is still left in the air from Powell’s first Humphrey-Hawkins Testimony, and we can be sure the mainstream financial press will cheer-lead all the way.

The week is also important because of what we have coming down the pike on Friday:

Recall that while everyday is a day for smashin’ the metals in the eyes of the cartel, this Friday is one of those “extra special” days: Non-farm payrolls.

And if for some reason the markets do not like the number of jobs that were created in the month of February, you know, because it was only transitional because the weather was too cold, or was it too hot, ah, either way, Evans will be there to give the needed spin in the early afternoon in case the BLS Jobs Report does cause some indigestion.

– Rant off.

The big fundamental news of the week, however, would be if there is increasing talk or actually action with regards to President Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum. The world stands by ready to see what is to come of The trade Wars.

Today, the President is already seeming to take the position of “Tariffs first, negotiations later”.

So fundamentally speaking, this is going to be a very interesting week.

I’ve printed out the gold to silver ratio over the last year (instead of the usual last six months):

Even a year ago, the ratio was in the 60s.

To put that into perspective, right now it takes about 80 ounces of silver to buy one single ounce of gold.

At the ratio of 68/69 such as last April, we would be looking at a silver price today of $19.25. ($1325 / 19.25 = GSR of 68.83)

Let that sink in for a moment.

That’s how fast I think silver is going to start moving.

Why?

The move has been up all year, and those massive red candles on the end of the chart are the underlying convulsions seen at the top of a market (in this case the GSR).

There’s another reason why I think silver is ready to start moving in a hurry:

That’s Friday’s Commitments of Futures Traders, also known as the COT Report.

Right now we’ve seen such a royal flush in open interest, that it’s hard to see on the chart, but small specs are actually net short!

We know they’re always on the wrong side of the trade, so we’re really right there at the pivot.

This turn could even be boosted by an epic short squeeze as the depending on how much paper the cartel wants to feed into the squeeze.

Once we get past the sick and twisted 9th anniversary of S&P 500 666 low print (03-06-09), we could even be at $18 as early as the end of the week.

We’ll see.

Things are certainly set-up bullish right now for silver, so much so that we haven’t even looked at the silver chart yet.

So without further ado:

Yeah, I know. Anti-climatic.

I’m known for that.

But I want to look at one thing on the chart that is also very bullish (when it happens).

Now, obviously the 200-day moving average has been falling. We don’t want to see that happening but those are the cards we’ve been dealt smashings we’ve had to endure.

But because of that, and with the 50-day moving average turning up in the middle of December, we’re close to what is known as the “golden cross”, which is when the 50-day moving average crosses up and through the 200-day. That is seen as very bullish.

So silver has some things going for it right now:

  • GSR too extreme
  • GSR convulsing signs of a top
  • Small Specs now net-short (amazing)
  • “Golden Cross”

So we’ll see.

They’ve defended $17 with authority so we really need to get above $17.50 with authority.

Gold punched through it’s 50-day moving average in the overnight session:

We know which side the cartel would like to keep price on.

But if silver catches a bid first, that’s okay. We need silver to catch up to gold to eventually outperform the yellow metal.

When gold was smashed below the 50-day last week, and I put out the “lower for longer” post, I said I think it will be a short-lived trip under the moving average.

I still think that, with a potential bottom either already behind us, or coming today or tomorrow.

Keeping in line with the sickness of the cartel and their satanic fetish with numbers, I wouldn’t put it past them to smash one more time on that anniversary.

Overnight the other precious metals and the commodities showed weakness:

Platinum is looking bearish on the chart if it doesn’t get to moving soon:

That’s two lower-highs and two lower-lows on the chart, so we really want to see that get turned around.

Palladium was weak overnight:

We’ll have to watch to see if the 50-day doesn’t get too far downward sloping. That wouldn’t be good for the home team.

However, as palladium is mostly an industrial precious metal, the weakness is on par with the weakness in the other commodities.

Copper is doing it’s dance and that continued overnight:

You can see the bearish candle for today already forming. However, if copper can rally from here, we will have an upward trendline forming off of three higher-lows.

Crude was weak overnight as well:

It tried to, but so far could not get above it’s 50-day in the overnight action. Granted, it’s a love-hate with crude. On the one hand, we’re kind-of wanting crude to go up because it’s good for the precious metals, but on the other hand, that comes out of our wallets, albeit with lag, at the pump. Offsetting the difference by adjusting driving behaviors is one way to mitigate the conundrum.

We’ll see what’s in store for the 10-Year Yield:

Its definitely consolidating in the 2.8% – 2.9% range.

The song remains the same, however. The Fed is hiking, the dollar is weakening, the U.S. is going on a binge of spending and Japan and China could be dumping treasuries, so the break-out would most likely be to the upside instead of a break-down.

But then again, everybody and their brother are expecting the break-out. Either way, it’s all good for the precious metals. Gold & silver are inflation hedges, so with rising interest rates the metals perform well, and when real rates are negative, gold and silver function as stores of wealth. And those are but two of the roles found in the precious metals.

Volatility could be making a comeback this week:

We’ll have to see if there are any market shocks this week that could send the VIX one way or another.

Speaking of market shocks, this one’s turning nine tomorrow:

And it doesn’t look at all happy about it.

And the dollar is not really bouncing, even though it did rise overnight:

However, between The Trade Wars and tough talk or weak talk on NAFTA, we could see some longer candles instead of just muddling along.

Stack accordingly…

– Half Dollar

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Those who aren’t pausing are the various Fed Heads.

Rant on:

In fact, we’ll be getting a heavy doses of Fedspeak through Hump Day:

Seven times before Wednesday to implement the Fed’s favorite policy tool: The “Jawbone”.

They’ll be looking to clarify anything that is still left in the air from Powell’s first Humphrey-Hawkins Testimony, and we can be sure the mainstream financial press will cheer-lead all the way.

The week is also important because of what we have coming down the pike on Friday:

Recall that while everyday is a day for smashin’ the metals in the eyes of the cartel, this Friday is one of those “extra special” days: Non-farm payrolls.

And if for some reason the markets do not like the number of jobs that were created in the month of February, you know, because it was only transitional because the weather was too cold, or was it too hot, ah, either way, Evans will be there to give the needed spin in the early afternoon in case the BLS Jobs Report does cause some indigestion.

– Rant off.

The big fundamental news of the week, however, would be if there is increasing talk or actually action with regards to President Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum. The world stands by ready to see what is to come of The trade Wars.

Today, the President is already seeming to take the position of “Tariffs first, negotiations later”.

 

So fundamentally speaking, this is going to be a very interesting week.

I’ve printed out the gold to silver ratio over the last year (instead of the usual last six months):

Even a year ago, the ratio was in the 60s.

To put that into perspective, right now it takes about 80 ounces of silver to buy one single ounce of gold.

At the ratio of 68/69 such as last April, we would be looking at a silver price today of $19.25. ($1325 / 19.25 = GSR of 68.83)

Let that sink in for a moment.

That’s how fast I think silver is going to start moving.

Why?

The move has been up all year, and those massive red candles on the end of the chart are the underlying convulsions seen at the top of a market (in this case the GSR).

There’s another reason why I think silver is ready to start moving in a hurry:

That’s Friday’s Commitments of Futures Traders, also known as the COT Report.

Right now we’ve seen such a royal flush in open interest, that it’s hard to see on the chart, but small specs are actually net short!

We know they’re always on the wrong side of the trade, so we’re really right there at the pivot.

This turn could even be boosted by an epic short squeeze as the depending on how much paper the cartel wants to feed into the squeeze.

Once we get past the sick and twisted 9th anniversary of S&P 500 666 low print (03-06-09), we could even be at $18 as early as the end of the week.

We’ll see.

Things are certainly set-up bullish right now for silver, so much so that we haven’t even looked at the silver chart yet.

So without further ado:

Yeah, I know. Anti-climatic.

I’m known for that.

But I want to look at one thing on the chart that is also very bullish (when it happens).

Now, obviously the 200-day moving average has been falling. We don’t want to see that happening but those are the cards we’ve been dealt smashings we’ve had to endure.

But because of that, and with the 50-day moving average turning up in the middle of December, we’re close to what is known as the “golden cross”, which is when the 50-day moving average crosses up and through the 200-day. That is seen as very bullish.

So silver has some things going for it right now:

  • GSR too extreme
  • GSR convulsing signs of a top
  • Small Specs now net-short (amazing)
  • “Golden Cross”

So we’ll see.

They’ve defended $17 with authority so we really need to get above $17.50 with authority.

Gold punched through it’s 50-day moving average in the overnight session:

We know which side the cartel would like to keep price on.

But if silver catches a bid first, that’s okay. We need silver to catch up to gold to eventually outperform the yellow metal.

When gold was smashed below the 50-day last week, and I put out the “lower for longer” post, I said I think it will be a short-lived trip under the moving average.

I still think that, with a potential bottom either already behind us, or coming today or tomorrow.

Keeping in line with the sickness of the cartel and their satanic fetish with numbers, I wouldn’t put it past them to smash one more time on that anniversary.

Overnight the other precious metals and the commodities showed weakness:

Platinum is looking bearish on the chart if it doesn’t get to moving soon:

That’s two lower-highs and two lower-lows on the chart, so we really want to see that get turned around.

Palladium was weak overnight:

We’ll have to watch to see if the 50-day doesn’t get too far downward sloping. That wouldn’t be good for the home team.

However, as palladium is mostly an industrial precious metal, the weakness is on par with the weakness in the other commodities.

Copper is doing it’s dance and that continued overnight:

You can see the bearish candle for today already forming. However, if copper can rally from here, we will have an upward trendline forming off of three higher-lows.

Crude was weak overnight as well:

It tried to, but so far could not get above it’s 50-day in the overnight action. Granted, it’s a love-hate with crude. On the one hand, we’re kind-of wanting crude to go up because it’s good for the precious metals, but on the other hand, that comes out of our wallets, albeit with lag, at the pump. Offsetting the difference by adjusting driving behaviors is one way to mitigate the conundrum.

We’ll see what’s in store for the 10-Year Yield:

Its definitely consolidating in the 2.8% – 2.9% range.

The song remains the same, however. The Fed is hiking, the dollar is weakening, the U.S. is going on a binge of spending and Japan and China could be dumping treasuries, so the break-out would most likely be to the upside instead of a break-down.

But then again, everybody and their brother are expecting the break-out. Either way, it’s all good for the precious metals. Gold & silver are inflation hedges, so with rising interest rates the metals perform well, and when real rates are negative, gold and silver function as stores of wealth. And those are but two of the roles found in the precious metals.

Volatility could be making a comeback this week:

We’ll have to see if there are any market shocks this week that could send the VIX one way or another.

Speaking of market shocks, this one’s turning nine tomorrow:

And it doesn’t look at all happy about it.

And the dollar is not really bouncing, even though it did rise overnight:

However, between The Trade Wars and tough talk or weak talk on NAFTA, we could see some longer candles instead of just muddling along.

Stack accordingly…

– Half Dollar

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Precious Metals Market Analysis From Silverdoctors.com

Special thanks to The Doc of silverdoctors.com for this contributing editors submission.

 

This is a very busy week for both data dumps and fundamental events.

Everybody will be looking at new home sales, the trade deficit (it’s never a surplus) and the second estimate to 4th quarter GDP:

Notice what happens at 10:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday. It happens again on Thursday:

That’s new Fed Head Powell’s first Humphrey-Hawkins testimony before congress.

The point is that there are many potential landmines, policy errors, mis-communications and data dumps that the markets might not like. And that’s just the regularly scheduled stuff and doesn’t take into account any economic or political news that’s not on the calendar.

In other words: We should finally see an interesting week.

The gold to silver ratio is right in the middle of where its been for the last several weeks now:

Which means we’re still primed and waiting on the launchpad.

Overnight silver tagged its 50-day moving average:

We’ll have to see how the cartel handles the moving average this week.

Over the last week and a half, it’s been smooth sailing for the cartel with China closed, but now, the entire world is in economic full stride.

Gold is starting to move back up as well:

And while the technicals never got to the ultra-bullish “oversold” status, the all-important 50-day has held, making the call of last Wednesday’s turn all the more correct.

Regardless, notice the pressure on gold & silver after their highs overnight:

We will see a return to the days where gold & silver suprise to the upside when we wake in the morning.

Today was not one of those days, but they are coming.

Palladium is pushing through its moving average:

Of course, palladium was hit the hardest on this correction, but the technicals are looking good.

Platinum is even coming around:

Of course, platinum is going to have some serious resistance to break-out through $1015 – $1020, so we would really like to see platinum surge higher, to say, $1025 to give the signal that the rally is on.

Copper is moving back up:

Dr Copper looks set to open decidedly above its 50-day moving average.

Crude is back above $63:

We’re not that far away from retesting the highs from January, and in addition to the normal rig count, build-up, and draw-down data points, crude oil is something that can be affected by geo-politics, and with all the tensions in the world as well as the now imminent launch of the petro-yuan, we could be back at those highs in a hurry.

The dollar looks to be rolling over:

No, that doesn’t look like the greenback is putting in a double-bottom. It looks like two retests of 90 (which failed).

That’s bearish for the dollar.

Interestingly, the VIX does look like it’s headed back down to 10:

Of course, when the governments working in conjunction with the central banks buy S&P futures, naked-short gold & silver to no tomorrow, and sell VIX, that’s exactly what we should expect.

When they decide to flip the switch and make money on the downside as they destroy the wealth of Americans who think they have wealth but really that wealth is just concentrated in fraudulent paper markets, we’ll see the VIX making new highs instead of making new record number of days below 10.

The problem is we don’t know when they are looking to flip the switch, nor for what reason.

But buying S&P futures it surely looks like somebody did:

The question is, was it the ESF, with their black budget money and dark pools, or was in the Fed with their printing presses and trading desks? The question matters, because if for some reason the government and the Fed are no longer working together, something will give.

For now, with people like Mnuchin and Cohn surrounding President Trump, there’s no reason to believe the government and the Fed are at odds with each other.

So we’ll see.

Maybe the sticking point is how they are going to handle huge deficits in the face of rising interest rates:

That is to say, the tift for taft between what the government wants and what the Fed wants is being ironed out right now.

But that assumes they are in control.

And while they may be, for now.

Hubris could cause either side to lose control on the quick.

Stack accordingly…

– Half Dollar

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Addicted America: The Big Pharma Cartel

Special thanks to Michael Ingmire of Politichicks.com for this contributing editor piece.

 

“I’ve seen the needle and the damage done, a little part of it in everyone
But every junkie’s like a setting sun…”


-Neil Young, Needle and the Damage Done

 

The recent disclosure by Tom Petty’s family of the results of his autopsy was a courageous public service to his fans and to the American public. Petty died of an accidental overdose of a combination of drugs including Fentanyl patches, OxyContin, Restoril, Xanax, Celexa, acetyl fentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl.

Like Prince, who died of an overdose of the narcotic Fentanyl, Tom Petty was facing some painful hip issues. Additionally, he was also suffering from emphysema and knee problems. He had fractured his hip before his lengthy 2017 40th Anniversary Heartbreakers tour and relied more and more heavily on the meds throughout the tour. I have a couple of questions for Petty and his management: Why not cancel the tour and get the appropriate treatment? I know the music business has contracts and obligations, but what about your life Tom?  The other question is for his doctors: Did you guys ever look at what the other was prescribing? Truly dangerous and potentially incompetent.  Sedatives and narcotics can be deadly mixture as it was in Petty’s case. We also cocoon and pamper our stars to the detriment of their health and happiness.

But the tale that is told here is not just a description of another Rock Star overdose. What follows is a history of an addicted America, the creation of narcotics by our European forefathers, and the current and horrible overprescribing of opioids. In history’s aftermath, we will introduce the newest and oldest drug cartel; Big Pharma.

Let us first discuss the foundation of all opioids, namely opium. The history of opium use in America is as old as our country itself and as old as time. In the 19th century opium was used to calm cranky babies and to treat asthma. Paregoric, or tincture of opium, was used to treat incontinence in infants and adults. It was still prescribed when I was a child.

The United States government decided to tax opium in 1840 when 24,000 pounds of it was imported into New England and a tariff was placed on the import. More traditionally opium was smoked in America in “opium dens” by Chinese immigrants, by adventurers, musicians, poets and painters. While it is addictive it would take an individual quite some time, including long term daily use, to become addicted to opium. Depending on the individual, addiction would usually occur after daily use of a period of six months or more.

In 1803, Friedrich Wilhelm Sertuerner of Paderborn, Germany discovered the active ingredient of opium by dissolving it in acid and neutralizing it with ammonia. The result was Principium Somniferum or morphine. Morphine was named after the Greek God of dreams, Morpheus.  The western medical community, including physicians in the United States believed that opium was now “tamed.”   Morphine was lauded as “God’s own medicine” and was praised for it’s reliability, long lasting effects and safety. In 1827, the pharmaceutical company E. Merck & Company, of Darmstadt, Germany, opened their big doors to take over the market on opioids and are the foundation of Big Pharma. E. Merck & Company were also the eventual manufacturers of pharmaceutical cocaine. Here we had a replacing of a natural cure with a synthetic one that has serious side effects.

A blatant example of the cure dished out by the legal drug dealers for opium addiction being far worse than the disease. Morphine is far stronger and much more addictive than opium.

In 1843, Dr Alexander Wood of Edinburgh discovered a new way of administering morphine, injection with a syringe. Dr. Wood found the effects on his patients instantaneous and three times more potent than oral administration. For the recreational user, intravenous use was three times as addictive.

In 1874, the English researcher C.R. Wright first synthesized heroin or diacetylmorphine by boiling morphine over a stove. In 1890, the United States government imposed a tax on morphine and opium. Making money on medicine and misery. In 1895, Heinrich Dreser, working for The Bayer Company of Elberfeld, Germany, discovered that diluting morphine with acetyl created a purer version of heroin without the “side effects” of morphine. Three years later Bayer, making of our favorite baby aspirin, created a cure for morphine addiction, heroin. Again, the cure being worse than the disease.

In 1914, the Harrison Act outlawed the commercial sale of opium, morphine, heroin and cocaine in the United States. This forced addicts to purchases their drugs from street dealers. But it was not only street addicts that had problems with narcotics as many average citizens had also become addicted. Organized crime saw an opportunity and filled the need for the now illicit narcotics.

Historically, opium addiction was also nicknamed a “soldiers disease,” as far back as The Civil War. That was because of soldiers becoming addicted to the opium that was being used to treat their pain from war wounds. Additionally, the introduction of the morphine syrette in the medic’s field kits in World War II, further increased the rate of addiction among soldiers. The syrette was similar to a syringe. But it was actually a closed flexible tube. It was similar in appearance to that of a toothpaste tube. It had a wire loop with a guard that was used to break the seal of the attached needle. Than the wire loop was removed and the hollow needle was inserted under the skin at a shallow angle with the tube being flattened by the thumb and fingers of the soldier. The syrette was the creation of the pharmaceutical company Squibb, now known as Bristol-Meyers Squibb.

Narcotics addiction increased throughout the 20th century hitting new peaks during the Vietnam era. The exposure of many soldiers to the almost pure heroin of “The Golden Triangle,” increased the rate of addiction among our military. The Golden Triangle was the term used for the three countries Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. These three countries produced vast amounts of opium and some of the world’s purest heroin. Many who faced the horrors of war brought home another burden; addiction and the lack of any semblance of any pure heroin in the streets of America. Street heroin was heavily cut and ill suited to the addict’s need.

So the Big Pharma Cartel comes to rescue again, with a cure worse than the disease, in the guise of methadone. Methadone was originally developed in Germany between 1937 to 1939 by Gustav Ehrhart and Max Bockmulh. It was approved for use in the United States in 1947. Though it was used to treat pain issues, it was also found to help people withdraw from heroin as early as the 1950’s But it was not until 1971 that the first methadone clinics were established. There were two types of methadone clinics; private facilities where the waiting list was not as lengthy and the big Pharma and government collaboration that created the public methadone clinic. The public clinic where Medicaid is accepted, but the waiting list is longer. At these clinics methadone is mixed with a juice and was drank by the addict, daily.

Whereas an addict can withdraw from the physical effects of heroin in 72 to 96 hours, methadone can take six weeks or more for the addict to withdraw from it’s grip. The physical after effects are said to be horrible. Many people develop arthritis and blame it on the long term use of methadone. In addition, many addicts go back to heroin after quitting methadone.

Somewhere in the context of our drug culture we moved from substances that merely shifted consciousness to the substances that absolutely blot out our consciousness. I always liked the statement that the Poet James Douglas Morrison made about pain where“ Pain is like a radio, it is something to carry.” While Mr. Morrison probably meant the experience of emotional or spiritual pain, I think that it can apply to physical pain also. Pain is a warning sign that something needs to be fixed in our bodies. Big Pharma, tries to sell us on a pain free existence. Whether they are advertising Dilaudid, OxyContin, Fentanyl or other narcotics, they advertise that we don’t need to feel pain with these narcotics that are far too easily prescribed by well meaning, or not so well meaning, medical professionals. Many doctors are receiving bonuses from drug companies for the prescribing and overprescribing of these sort of drugs. Shameful.

Fentanyl, depending on the dosage, can be 25 to 50 times stronger than heroin. In fact, many drug cartels and their dealers, cut medium to high grade heroin with fentanyl making a deadly potion that is sending many addicts into a permanent embrace with the Greek God Morpheus. The overdose death rate for heroin is decreasing while the rate of death due to fentanyl use and abuse is increasing. Many addicts are not sure if they are getting heroin or fentanyl from street dealers.

Ironic, that many American manufacturers of fentanyl also manufacture the drug, Narcan, chemically known as naloxone HCI.  Narcan is used by paramedics and emergency personnel to reverse a narcotic overdose. It is a narcotic antagonist and has saved many lives. It is not, however, a replacement for emergency medical care in the case of an overdose. Inexplicably, without any real innovative change in it’s formula, the price of Narcan has increased in the past few years from $18.00 a dose to about $82.00 a dose. So many manufacturers are getting paid twice with an increased fentanyl overdose rate and the use of Narcan to bring the overdose victim back to consciousness. Whether in the shadows or filling the corporate coffers, the motivation for any drug pusher is usually greed.

Some states in the U.S, such as Mississippi, Ohio and Oregon, have brought lawsuits against drug companies citing gross negligence and their false advertising that underplays the dangerous addictive properties of drugs like OxyContin. Millions of opioids are being flooded into rural areas like West Virginia to the point that it seems like Big Government and Big Pharma want to wipe out a portion of our population. The overdose rate is up, as are the profits.

The opioid problem has to be handled like a national pandemic. It is time for all cognizant Americans to declare war on Big Pharma. Make no mistake, Big Pharma is a drug cartel and needs to be treated as the criminal enterprise that they have become. The writer, William S. Burroughs, stated that “ Addiction is a disease of exposure.” The overprescribing of opioids is exposing a great strata of our population to the dangers of addiction and the considerable possibility of an early death. There is no real medical or chemical cure for a spiritual problem and ultimately, addiction is a spiritual problem. For many, addiction is like a form of accidental suicide. So what is the real difference between Big Pharma and a drug cartel leader like Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman? As far as I know El Chapo never dined at the White House. I am hopeful because President Trump is taking the fight to the enemy.

Microsoft / Samsung VR Technology Test

 

The test unit. A Samsung Odyssey connected to a fairly (but not ridiculously so) high end gaming computer.

 

Ah, that new de-classified file smell. Yep, its the first declassified article for the Department of Advanced Research. As such, I would like to preface this article by saying a very sincere thanks to Microsoft’s retail representatives for making this article possible. For those that have never stopped by one of Microsoft’s retail stores / kiosks, I would highly advise you do so. In addition to some very cool “newest and latest” tech, their representatives have a habit of being very friendly, knowledgeable, and downright cool.

 

In keeping with that tradition, the team at Evolution recently had the opportunity to try out some of that newest and latest tech in the form of what we can only described as the holy grail of tech-nerds everywhere: Virtual / Augmented reality.

 

The concept of “virtual reality goggles or glasses” has been around for quite some time. That is, even prior to the 1980’s which saw a rise in the awareness and popularity of “full immersion digital display” devices, or at least the idea thereof. In fact even as early as the 1930’s, Stanley Weinbaum referenced Pygmalion Spectacles in what many technologists consider the first true conceptualization of what we now know to be virtual reality optics. Without getting any further into the history of VR/AR (virtual reality / augmented reality) devices, suffice to say that the 1980’s have come and gone and yet still no real “main stream retail” available VR/AR systems. Of course there hare been many breakthroughs in so far as the technology underpinning a “full immersion / virtual reality” experience, though many have been relegated to Consumer Electronics Show / E3 display booths with price tags requiring a second mortgage on ones house and possibly even the black market sale of an organ or two. Even still, while the functionality of these systems is not what we are questioning, when compared to modern “finished” products (such as windows, mac OS, mobile operation systems), the “look and feel” has simply not been there. In fact, many would be more along the lines of a “purely functionality” military flight simulator or other purpose built proprietary piece.

 

Enter Microsoft who along with the help of Samsung as well as other manufactures, seem to be leading the charge towards the first affordable / retail available virtual reality system. The kind of system that does not require a team from CES / E3 to set up and a dedicated army of programmers to operate. Simply put, the first truly intergratable, cross common platform functional “plug and play” VR/AR device. The goal was to make it no more difficult to set up than adding another monitor to a conventional computer set up. To that capacity, having had the chance to get hands on with Microsoft’s newest offerings, I can say “mission accomplished”. The only cabling required for connection is one HDMI and one USB. Thats it. Pretty much the same kind of stuff one would expect to find on any home entertainment device.

 

Well thats the set up taken care of, nice and easy, now for the really important question: does it work. Answer: Yes… pretty much.

 

Firstly, lets take a look at how the system works after set up. Users will find that in addition to the ubiquitous VR headset (which despite being bulky is surprisingly light weight), the Samsung headset that I tested also came with Dolby 5.1 surround sound headphones built directly into headset. The entire package does not feel particularly heavy at all, though it does feel a bit awkward when it comes to “fitting ones face” properly (it does not fit seamlessly say the way a dive mask would). Not a deal breaker but it does tend to shift around a bit which I attribute mostly to the uneven forward weight distribution. Bonus points to whoever designed the earphones as they do fit quite comfortably and are not anywhere approaching “absurdly large” which is more common in higher end purpose built gaming headsets.

 

Thats the headset taken care of, and now onto what makes this system particularly unique at least at the retail level. For those that are familiar with Microsoft Xbox “Kenect” spatial / position interaction sensors, the technology will look vaguely familiar. Drastically upgraded however, but still vaguely familiar. Two “nun-chuck” style controllers, complete with triggers and “thumb sticks” go in each hand which again, are surprisingly comfortable and light weight. Speaking of light, on the end of those controllers are two very nifty looking “light rings”. This gives the headset a point of reference along an X/Y/Z and rotational axis. Also, for those that may have played around with Nintendo’s “Wii” system, each separate nun-chuck controller does come with a “safety lanyard” which goes around each wrist. Presumably to prevent users from engaging in unscheduled static object impact testing with said controllers during particularity intense gaming experiences.

 

I will be very forward in saying that even during the calibration set up screen… getting used to the sensitivity and accuracy of the movement of said controllers takes a few minutes to get used to. They are precise. Very precise in fact. The slight caffeine induced jittering of my hands during this test was fairly evident in the on-screen display (a two red bull and black coffee breakfast will do that). With the initial calibration complete which takes into account ambient light, user height, arm length, positioning, etc… it was time to try this thing out. I was offered a fairly wide variety of applications including some productivity applications such as Skype (more on that later) or to try out “gaming mode”. Naturally I went for the production applications in the interest of a complete and through test. Actually that’s a bold faced lie. Straight to the gaming section, I went straight for the games.

The interface is easy to navigate… mostly. It does take even someone very familiar with Microsoft UI a minute or several to figure out basic navigation processes.

 

With a somewhat easy-ish to navigate menu system that is roughly based around a luxurious home (with applications appearing in various locations), I did with relative ease (albeit guidance from the Microsoft staff) navigate to the “home cinema area” which is where gaming applications are listed. Intuitive? Sort of. Perfected and easy to use? Not hardly. Even with the on screen prompts, it does once again take a bit of getting used to in order to understand how applications are found and launched. The game of choice? Space Pirates Trainer. Yes… it is in fact as cool as it sounds. This game is a variation of the 80’s coin op arcade cabinet classic space invaders… just way better. Way, way better. In addition to being a “game”, it was developed by Microsoft for exactly what I was testing it as: a means in which to showcase all the functionality of the VR interactions system is a simple but strangely exciting / addictive way. As the inset screen cap would suggest, nun-chuck controllers become any variety of projectile firing space weaponry. The user is immersed in a 180 degree spherical  firing arc of targets which means the trigger buttons on the controller get plenty of use. Without giving into the temptation to go all “gamer nerd” here, suffice to say the physics, bullet trajectory (complete with lead time) and overall game play dynamics are phenomenal. As are the frame rates which translate into quite seamless motion physics as well as overall game play experience. Add to that specific gestures such as reaching over ones shoulder to holster and switch weapons and I can say confidently that it pretty much does what it says on the box. A full game play immersion experience.

 

Therefore, in terms of an entertainment platform, I can say as a fairly “hardcore gamer” since the days of the original 8 bit Nintendo system… it works. Not only does it work, but I will go so far as to say that it is at least the very beginning of the holy grail of game-nerdom. The much anticipated “full VR gaming experience” that does not require financing and a dedicated room to function as intended.

 

Here’s the hitch though: The platform in and of itself definitely has all the functionality required for some truly epic gaming experiences amongst other functions. Though as with all systems, the result will come down to a robust and active development community. The same reason that platforms such as Android continue to prosper comes down not only to those developing the actual platform, but also to the many app developers that continue to push the limits of programmatic development which populates the “app stores / download areas”. This is something Microsoft has had issues with in the past. Take the Microsoft “windows mobile” platform which has all but gone the way of the Blackberry (at least in the united states). Windows mobile does enjoy some popularity internationally but for the most part, US and EU market spaces have all but relegated the windows mobile platform to obsolescence and obscurity. The lack of developers would be the primary cause of that. While application developers were enjoying basically free reign on the Android platform (and to a lesser extent Apples iOS platform), few if any developers really bothered to create applications for windows mobile. This means that with the exception of Microsoft branded products (Skype, office, one drive), and a few major companies who had the resources to actually develop for Microsoft, their “windows app store” was a mere tiny fraction of the size of the others. In other words, the lack of apps killed the platform. That’s a shame considering that as someone who owned an early HTC windows phone “back in the day”, the user experience was quite good. I dare say better than iOS.

 

That said, here are a few more take-aways from my experience testing the Samsung Odyssey headset system:

 

You said productivity, what productivity apps are available?

 

At present, the Microsoft representatives did mention that productivity applications such as Skype / Skype for business, Internet explorer / edge, and others do function in a semi-VR environment. Are we to the point where one can immerse themselves in a full virtual reality conference… not exactly. Basically we are talking about “large screen within headset” experiences for now, though from what I was told, there is quite a bit of development regarding the latter. I have to say that the inclusion of such “productivity apps” with a heavy emphasis on the quotes there, seem like they were included to justfity “multi purpose purchases”… in other words… “Yes I know its a VR gaming hedset..but I can do work with it too ya know…”. Spoiler alert… that marketing works. It’s working on me as we speak in fact as I do intend on purchasing one of these in June. Again, more on that in a moment. Though to say that the VR goggles are a practical addition in terms of office / productivity apps would be a stretch at present. That is not to say that if Microsoft opens up the development requirements for their app stores, productivty apps will not start flooding in. They will.

 

Apart from the headset, what else do I need to use a VR headset such as the Samsung?

 

A computer. The system that I tested it on was (not surprisingly) a windows PC. Basically a mid range gaming PC with an Intel i5 processor, 8GB of ram, and here’s the most important part, a fairly high end video card produced by NVIDIA designed specifically for gaming. In fact, the Dell owned Alienware computer would be considered towards the upper end of the mid-range, pre-built / shelf bought gaming PC’s. Though in terms of processing power / components, with the exception of the video card, there wasn’t much all that special about it. The HDMI cable plugs into the video card, and the USB cable powers some of the on board accessories as well as provides audio for the surround sound components. Most hardcore gamers and those with an interest in computing in general, are going to be builidng / buying machines with far more power than that. Therefore, in terms of “practicality of system”… I have to give it the seal of approval there.

 

Does it look cool?

 

Yes. Considering I tested it in a mall-kiosk display… I had no problem jumping around and firing my space weapons like a complete lunatic immersed in the game experiencing knowing full well that to those who couldn’t see the on screen action… I probably look like I just walked into a spider web or spontaneously took up folk dancing…

 

Would you buy one?

 

Yes. Though as I was told by multiple Microsoft representatives, “wait a little bit… like till June”. Evidently Samsung and other companies such as the aforementioned HTC, will be producing upgraded headsets in the very near future. Of course as with all technology there will be the inevitable evolution. Though being so close to what the Microsoft reps described as “significant improvements”, I would certainly wait the few months. The thing to keep in mind is that as these systems continue to develop at an increasing rate of speed, look for the “iPhone effect” to happen. The Iphone 1, 2, 3, 3g, 3gs, 4g, 4s… etc. Each one being slightly better than its predecessors. Those buying into the VR gear / experience now need to know that there is going to be a lot of that for the foreseeable future. As is often the case with brand new technology. There will be a plateau at some point but given where VR is now… the leaps are going to be often and big. My personal mantra when it comes to this process is buying a piece of technology… and then waiting two to three and in some cases four full upgrade cycles before purchasing an “upgrade”. Often times this means that the cost savings / bang for the buck. That also means averting “creative marketing of the same technology” for the sake of re-purchases. IE: Making the same exact product only slightly upgraded “thinner and lighter and looking slightly different” to justify another purchase. Waiting a few product cycles to upgrade guarantees more tangible return for investment.

 

In so far as other features and benefits, yes common entertainment applications such as Netflix, Amazon Prime streaming, Hulu, etc will all function. Does that mean you can experience movies in VR? Sort of. With the exception of specifically produced “demo pieces”, what you are looking at is just a very large screen from within the headset. Though as much as I would say that movie studios can produce purely VR films (which they inevitably will… I mean look at IMAX), the trend towards interactive entertainment at this point suggests gaming / interactive experiences will dominate this platform.

 

How much is it?

 

At the time of this test, the Samsung Odyssey that I tested with everything included as described retails for 500.00 USD. That does not include the machine that it was connected to which as one might imagine is significantly more expensive. Comparable products (including the Occulus Rift which is not windows VR environment capable at the moment) are all in the 400 to 800 USD range. There are “ultra high end” offerings out there that come in well over the one thousand USD mark, but we’re talking “practical retail purchase” models here. Note: there are sub 100 USD “off brand” models available on Amazon but to say I would be suspect of those as far as quality / overall experience would be quite an understatement.

 

What don’t you like about it?

 

Apart from the still quite “clunky” feel and the awkwardness of the weight distribution, I have one slight issue. Nothing that wont be rectified in the future quite easily, however, for now: Lens adjustment. Despite all the digital technology involved in VR systems, the “fine optics adjustment” is still a slide wheel similar to those found on sets of binoculars. Yes, I really just said that. There is no “digital fine adjustment” to be found on the current generation of headsets. I found it somewhat difficult to get a “perfectly clear” image which would be in line with say a modern 4K UHD / HDR display unit… or even on par with some very high end 1080P HD televisions. The weakest link? The still somewhat mechanical optical delivery system. Once the fine adjustment goes purely digital, I suspect that problem not to be a problem.

 

Also.. when I asked if it worked with current generation Microsoft Xbox One / One S / One X systems, I got a “soft yes”. In other words: “There is a HDMI cable and a USB cable so uh…yeah”. Though the availability of compatible games on that platform is probably a no for right now. PC games such as independent release Subnautica amongst others are semi-compatible on PC already. Chances are that A title / big budget game development houses are going to be providing the vast majority of “true VR” content at first. From what I have been told by developers, to “convert” a game into VR is a lot harder than developing one specifically for VR from scratch. Knowing what I know about game development and application development, I would tend to agree.

 

Summary:

 

Overall I have to say that as a developer, I give the Samsung Odyssey / Alienware gaming PC combo the Department of Advanced Research seal of approval… with the caveat that its still a developing technology. It will get better, a lot better. And when it does, the overall physics, movement mechanics, interaction functionality, etc that exist now mean that true VR will be achieved in an affordable system. Thats a win as far as I am concerned. Where I am most impressed is with the accuracy and sensitivity of the input controls. The spacial awareness and accuracy of the system is absolutely amazing even by modern controller / display gaming standards.

 

With competing products such as those offered by Oculus amongst others… Microsoft, if you are listening… do not screw this up. You DO want independent developers developing games, applications, and add ons for your products. Thats a good thing. Because if you “windows mobile” this system, other competitors are going to eat your lunch. #fact. Google, amongst others are already developing similar systems (which we will be testing for future articles) and they already have the reputation of being very “independent developer friendly”. I suspect however, Microsoft, under new mgmt, has learned their lesson from the windows mobile platform. I would hope to see a growing and robust development community working on all varieties of applications both entertainment based and productivity based in the not too distant future.

 

Also, for those that may live near a mall or retail environment where there are demonstrations available of the aforementioned Samsung Odyssey, give it a try. There is no denying that there is a certain “wow cool” factor that is truly enjoyable even for those that might not be “hardcore technologists” or gamers. The folks at the Microsoft kiosk that I demo’ed the unit at for this article were amazingly friendly, extremely helpful, and outrageously informative. Kudos to them all.

 

In so far as other features and benefits, yes common entertainment applications such as Netflix, Amazon Prime streaming, Hulu, etc will all function. Does that mean you can experience movies in VR? Sort of. With the exception of specifically produced “demo pieces”, what you are looking at is just a very large screen from within the headset.

 

Note: Again, a very special thanks to the representatives from Microsoft for a very informative demonstration as well as a truly wonderful customer experience.

 

In the future we will be testing something that Microsoft, among others, have come to call “mixed reality” or “truly augmented reality” devices such as Microsoft’s HoloLens and Google Glass. These systems differ from so called virtual reality significantly, which again we will be explaining in a later segment.

 

For anyone with even a vague interest in gaming or digital entertainment… yes… yes it is really as much fun as it looks. Seriously. On another note, evidently playing is the cardio-equivalent of a workout on the elliptical machine at the gym… so there’s that. 

New Insider Insight Show: Joe Bastardi Dissects The FACTS of Climate Change & Outs The Climate Ambulance Chasers

The spotlight of The New Insider Insight Show focusses on Climate Change…..  the facts vs the propaganda. Joe Bastardi is one of the top meteorologists & weather forecasters in the world. Joe presents the facts that the Climate has been changing since the Earth came into existence and will continue for eons to come.

Joe dissects the data on what is really happening with the climate and outs those who have taken on the role as Climate Ambulance Chasers. The information in this interview will not be presented by the lame stream fake media.

The interview can be viewed by Premium Service Subscribers to davejanda.com by either going to the home page and clicking on the interview screenshot or going to The Insider Insight Show Section in The Premium Services Section of the home page.

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New Insider Insight Show: Harley Schlanger Dissects The Deep State’s Attempted Coup of The Trump Presidency

In our new Insider Insight Show Harley Schlanger let’s loose on the FACTS regarding the attempted coup of President Trump. Harley dissects the Fake Russian Hack Narrative and the interactions he has had with Mueller in the past.

The information presented by Harley will not be seen, heard or read through the bought off  and Globalist controlled Lame Stream Fake Media.

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Book Review: The Awakening of a Surgeon – Mike Ingmire

This review by Mike Ingmire was originally posted  on politichicks.com

Books continue to inform my intellect. I have to have the physical presence of a book in my hands. No Kindle reading for me. My literary habit usually involves reading two to six books a month. Reading is also a meditative process for me. Reading a good book dissolves the stress of the everyday world for a few precious moments and is a healthy and healing escape for me.

I have counted many writers, known and unknown, as friends and it always thrills me to read a poem, article or book by a friend. I understand the struggle of the process and I support the success of the work’s completion.

The following article is a broad based review of my friend, Dr. David H. Janda’s book, “The Awakening of a Surgeon A Life of Prevention. Health. And Hope” (2010, Revised Edition by The Institute of Preventative Sports Medicine)

 First let me provide a bit of background regarding my friendship with, as I call him, Dr. Dave.

I was introduced to Dr. Dave Janda in February 2016, via e-mail, by a mutual friend, Mary London Szpara. Mary, among many talents, is a great promoter of Blues music, a radio host/voice over artist and the author of the outstanding book, “ The Loss World.” (Available at Amazon.com)

 Dr. Dave Janda graduated from Bucknell University and earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan. He is a practicing orthopedic surgeon and shoulder specialist at the Michigan Orthopedic Center as well as the Director of the Institute for Preventive Sports Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dr. Dave Janda is also the host of the conservative radio program, Operation Freedom, on WAAM talk radio in Ann Arbor. Dr. Dave has been vocal on his program about the need for finding some real accountability about the Benghazi attacks. As my wife and I lost our nephew, Sean Smith, in the first Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012, which also took the life of Ambassador Chris Stevens, our friend Mary felt that we would find a common bond with Dave. She was absolutely correct.

I have found Dr. Dave Janda to be a warm, well informed and passionate patriot. I first appeared on his show, Operation Freedom, on February 28, 2016. Since then I have appeared as his guest 10 more times. Out of the dozens of interviewers I have been interviewed by in the past few years, Dave Janda is my favorite.

I was greatly impressed and pleased when I received a copy of Dr. Dave’s book. But more importantly, I was impressed with the depth and scope of Dr. Dave’s story.

“The Awakening of a Surgeon,” opens with a profoundly spiritual moment in Dr. Janda’s life. In July 1989, he was facing the completion of his medical boards, the culmination of his training. Gravely, at the same time his daughter Allison was seriously ill. Because of an abnormal white blood count, it was thought she might have leukemia. To top it all off, Dave Janda was run down and ill with the flu.

While sitting beside his daughter’s bedside in the hospital, Janda had a “Field of Dreams” moment. He heard a voice in his head stating the following, “Don’t stop your research. Establish an institute. Focus on prevention.” Startled, he bowed his head and advised God that he would not stop his research, he would establish an institute and would focus on prevention if God would heal Allison.

Literally, minutes later, his daughter woke up from a coma-like state to her normal sparkling self. It turned out Allison had a viral suppression of her bone marrow.

But the focus and practice of preventative medicine was an early passion of Dr. Janda’s. He started his residency at the University of Michigan in 1984. Nothing glamorous about being a medical resident. Long hours and grueling work are the norm. Dave remembered that his Father had always stated “When you’re handed a bad deal in life and a gross of lemons, rather than gripe and moan, the best thing is to make lemonade.”

During one of his 24 hours shifts in the emergency room he decided that he would start to keep track of the type of injuries that came through the emergency room doors. To his surprise, half of the folks that came in were suffering from sports injuries, in particular, softball injuries. Upon further investigation, Dr. Janda determined that the majority of the softball injuries occurred when the player slid into the base.

While in residency, with the assistance of Dr. Fred Hankin, Dr. Janda decided to put his findings in writing. He submitted a study to the American Journal of Family Physicians. This lead to a lifelong passion for preventative sports medicine. On the path of his research he determined that properly tested safety equipment such as breakaway bases, chest protectors and safer baseballs could greater reduce injuries, and in the case of chest impact injuries from thrown baseballs, possibly prevent death. Dr. Janda has also studied and made recommendations in regards to soccer injuries.

As detailed in his book, the story of Dr. Dave Janda is a broad based journey. I think anyone interested in preventative medicine should read Dr. Janda’s book. Sometimes as human beings we must address incompetence, negligence, and criminal behavior with a necessary form of activism. Activism is not always waving fists or signs.  Activism can be a careful study of what is wrong and who is responsible for a social issue or, in this case, a medical issue. The journey described in “The Awakening of a Surgeon,” lead to Dr. Janda to fight sporting equipment manufacturers, to testify before Congress, to speak before the medical community in this country and other countries and to eventually establish The Institute for Preventative Sports Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sometimes speaking out is not enough in this life. As Dr. Dave Janda has demonstrated sometimes one must step up.

I find that the true basic measure of a human being is how they respond to adversity. In an even broader sense, how we respond and address the injustices in this life broadens our place in humanity and strengthens our conscience. We must practice a form of necessary activism at times in order to face ourselves in the mirror in the morning. We need to walk in the path of angels while avoiding the greed and avarice that can darken our humanity. Dr. David H. Janda successfully continues to effectively span the spaces between the practice of medicine and the prevention of injury. As a physician and as a patriot on the airwaves, Dr. Janda continues to inspire thinking Americans with his story.

New Insider Insight Show: Colonel Craig Roberts: Conspiracy Theories Have Become Conspiracy FACTS !

In our new Insider Insight Show Colonel Craig Roberts let’s loose on the FACTS regarding Conspiracy Theories have become Conspiracy Facts!  Colonel Roberts discusses The Oklahoma City bombing, the JFK assassination, and other false flag events which have been used by various governmental agencies to keep the “sheeple” in line.

The information presented by Colonel Roberts utilizes the information in his newly released book: Medusa File 2( available on Amazon).  The information will not be seen, heard or read through the bought off  and Globalist controlled Lame Stream Fake Media.

To view this interview available EXCLUSIVELY to Premium Service Subscribers of davejanda.com visit The Insider Insight Section of the home page of davejanda.com
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