OPEN THREAD 20200419

This is the daily OPEN THREAD for today.

Our purpose is the utter destruction of the criminal CCP.

Anything can be posted on this thread – we have free speech.

That said, everybody else does, too.

And we do have a rule.

Don’t get in front of our weapons.


24 thoughts on “OPEN THREAD 20200419

    1. Ameraucana Bantam

      This pure Ameraucana line lays prolific numbers of blue eggs. We maintain this line to showcase the multitude of color ranges that one breed of poultry can possess. Adding these to your flock wont fill your belly with eggs but will captivate you with their personality. Roosters tend to be both bold and insouciant. Hens are active, bordering on flighty, but well aware if you have treats!

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      1. Are you sure you want bantams? Otherwise, this is a great choice….but if your space isn’t so tight that you want miniature birds with miniature eggs…..

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        1. It’s really just a dream I have. My back fence backs up to a brush covered slope that ends at a road at the bottom. I just want something interesting to toss over there and see if any survive. Something flighty enough and happy to roost in trees. The guineas are interesting too.

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          1. I would counsel consideration of the relative size of potential predators. A regular Ameraucana might stand down a rat or small cat and might be more than a hawk might want to handle at the time…..bantams, not so much….

            Of course, if your back slope is infested with bears and cougars, bantams may not be worth their time.

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  1. A Jumbojet was coming into London Heathrow after a long-haul trip from Singapore. The captain opened the intercom and said ‘Ladies and gentlemen we are now making our final approach into Heathrow, we hope you’ve enjoyed flying with RarelyCrash Airways and that we’ll see you again soon, please have a safe onward journey’.

    Forgetting to turn the intercom off, he continued by turning to the co-pilot and said, ‘well, Roger, what plans do you have for the rest of the day?’ The co-pilot replied, ‘My wife will be at the hotel, Mike, and she’s got seats booked for a West-End show, I don’t know which one. What plans do you have?’

    The cabin crew and passengers meanwhile are quite enjoying this change from the norm. The captain reflected, ‘as you know, my divorce was finalised last week…, after checking in, I’ll be taking a long soak in the bath before ordering dinner in my room. I’m thinking that after that I’ll call the pretty new blonde stewardess working upstairs, Susanne I think her name is, and take her out for a drink then take her back to my room and give her a damn good seeing to.’

    At that moment the passengers cheered loudly. In the upper deck, Susanne realised the intercom was still on and that she had to get downstairs and let them know. She ran up the aisle and tripped headlong over an old lady’s handbag which was poking out into the aisle.

    The old lady looked down at the spread-eagled young woman and said ‘there’s no need to hurry, love, he’s going to have a bath first.’

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  2. I was flying from Shanghai to Zhengzhou. By the time we took off, there had been a 45-minute delay and everybody on board was slightly annoyed. Unexpectedly, we stopped at Nanjing on the way. The flight attendant explained that there would be another 45-minute delay, and if we wanted to get off the aircraft, we could re-board in thirty minutes.

    Everybody got off the plane except one gentleman who was blind. I noticed him as I walked by and could tell he had flown before because his guide dog lay quietly underneath the seats in front of him throughout the entire flight. I could also tell he had flown this very flight before because the pilot approached him and, calling him by name, said, ‘Lee, we’re in Nanjing for almost an hour. Would you like to get off and stretch your legs?’

    Lee replied, ‘No thanks, but maybe my dog would like to stretch his legs. Would you take him for me please?’

    Now picture this. All the people in the gate area came to a completely quiet standstill when they looked up and saw the pilot walk off the plane with a guide dog! The pilot was even wearing sunglasses that day. People scattered not only trying to change planes but also trying to change airlines!

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  3. One day a sweet young lady was conducting a study in to human sexual behaviour. She sat down to think and came to the conclusion that the best place to find participants for the survey would be the airport, as there was a wide range of different people going through.

    After about three hours of questioning passengers, she sees a pilot walking to his gate .Having heard of the reputation of pilots she stops him “Excuse me, Captain” she says, “I am doing a survey on human sexuality… I was wondering if you could answer a few questions….”

    The pilot agrees, and the young lady starts questioning him. After three or four questions, she asks him “and when was the last time you had sex?”. Straight away, the Captain replies “2010”. The girl was shocked… she looks at the captain and asks “2010…..isn’t that a long time ago?”.

    “Oh,” the pilot replies, “I guess so….but it’s only 2035 now….”


  4. Fun fact about Yes. The band was always feuding, with most of its star players storming off in huff at one point or another……until some lawyers went through all the “I QUIT!” and “I never want to see you bastards again!” and “Goodbye” notes and presented them to a court…..which found, conclusively, that Chris Squire (the bassist) was the one remaining true owner of the band’s name, trademarks, and copyrights. He could also determine who was in the official lineup.

    This is why four of the most recognizable members of Yes toured as “Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe” from 1998-1990. They were the voice, drums, keys, and lead guitar of a band owned by its bassist.

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  5. Parking this info here so I can find it later today…

    Two early researchers that showed viral origins for cancer. Both can’t even be found using nearly any search engine. I finally found a search engine that yields useful results and dug these references up…

    The doctors. Independent researchers. Came to same understanding using histological methods.
    Alan Cantwell, MD in Los Angeles
    Virginia Livingston, MD in San Diego

    Full text of Cantwell’s article on Livingston will follow.

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  6. Virginia Livingston, MD
    Cancer Quack Or
    Medical Genius?

    By Alan Cantwell, MD
    Los Angeles, CA
    © 2006 All Rights Reserved

    Cancer is the most frightening human disease and its cause remains elusive. Therefore, it seems inconceivable that the discovery of a germ cause of cancer would provoke such hostility among the cancer establishment. But, in truth, the belief in a cancer germ has always been the ultimate scientific heresy.

    In the long history of cancer research there was never a physician more outspoken and controversial than Virginia Wuerthele-Caspe Livingston (1906-1990). For more than 40 years she championed the revolutionary idea that bacteria caused cancer and devised a treatment to try and combat these microbes by immunotherapy.

    Sixteen years after her death she is now largely forgotten but still condemned by such powerful organizations as the American Cancer Society-and blacklisted on Quackwatch-a self-proclaimed “non-profit corporation dedicated to combating health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies.”

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    Beginning in the late 1940s, Livingston was able to grow bacteria from cancer tumors; and when she and her associates injected cancer bacteria into laboratory animals, some developed cancer. Other animals developed degenerative and proliferative diseases, and some animals remained healthy. Livingston believed the “immunity” of the host was an important factor in determining whether cancer would develop.

    Victoria Livingston, MD (1906-1990)

    In 1969 at a meeting at the New York Academy of Sciences , Livingston and her colleagues proposed that cancer was caused by a highly unusual bacterium which she named Progenitor cryptocides-Greek for ‘ancestral hidden killer.’ Neverthless, Livingston claimed elements of the microbe were present in every human cell. Due to its biochemical properties, she believed the organism was responsible for initiating life and for the healing of tissue-and for killing us with cancer and other infirmities. Critics of this research continued to insist there was no such thing as a cancer germ.

    In her attempt to use a variety of modalities (diet, supplements, antibiotics, as well as traditional methods) to treat cancer, she utilized an ‘autogenous’ vaccine derived from the patient’s own cancer bacteria found in the urine and blood. Livingston explained it was not an anti-cancer vaccine, but rather a vaccine to help stimulate and improve the patient’s own immune system. The administration of this unapproved vaccine caused a furor in the cancer establishment and eventually legal action was undertaken against her and the Livingston-Wheeler Clinic in San Diego. In spite of all her legal troubles, she continued seeing patients until her death at 83.

    In March 1990, the year of her death, a highly critical article on the Livingston-Wheeler therapy appeared in the American Cancer Society-sponsored CA: A Cancer Journal for Physicians. (No authors were listed.) The report advised patients to stay away from the San Diego clinic and claimed: “Livingston-Wheeler’s cancer treatment is based on the belief that cancer is caused by a bacterium she has named Progenitor cryptocides. Careful research using modern techniques, however, has shown that there is no such organism and that Livingston-Wheeler has apparently mistaken several different types of bacteria, both rare and common, for a unique microbe. In spite of diligent research to isolate a cancer-causing microorganism, none has been found. Similarly, Livingston-Wheeler’s autologous vaccine cannot be considered an effective treatment for cancer. While many oncologists have expressed the hope that someday a vaccine will be developed against cancer, the cause(s) of cancer must be determined before research can be directed toward developing a vaccine. The rationale for other facets of the Livingston-Wheeler cancer therapy is similarly faulty. No evidence supports her contention that cancer results from a defective immune system, that a whole-foods diet restores immune system deficiencies, that abscisic acid slows tumor growth, or that cancer is transmitted to humans by chickens.” (The full report is on-line at:

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    The recognition of disease-producing bacteria allowed medical science to emerge from the dark ages into the era of modern medicine. In the late nineteenth century when diseases like tuberculosis (TB) , syphilis, and leprosy were proven to be caused by bacteria, some doctors also suspected human cancer might have a similar cause.

    The idea that bacteria cause cancer is considered preposterous by most physicians. However, despite the antagonistic view of the American Cancer Society and medical science, there is ample evidence in the published peer-reviewed literature that strongly suggests that ‘cancer microbes’ cause cancer.

    Intracellular variably-sized coccoid forms in breast cancer.
    Acid-fast stain; Magnification x1000, in oil

    According to reports by Livingston and various other researchers, cancer is caused by pleomorphic, cell wall deficient bacteria. The various forms of the organism range in size from submicroscopic virus-like forms, up to the size of bacteria, yeasts, and fungi. In culture and in tissue the bacterial forms are variably ‘acid-fast’ (having a staining quality like TB bacteria). These bacteria are ubiquitous and exist in the blood and tissues of all human beings (yet another ‘heresy’). In the absence of a protective immune response, these cell wall deficient bacteria may become pathogenic and foster the development of cancer , autoimmune disease, AIDS, and certain other chronic diseases of unknown etiology.

    Needless to say, all this research fell on dead ears because bacteria were totally ruled out as the cause of all cancers in the early years of the twentieth century. Thus, bacteria observed in cancer were simply dismissed as elements of cellular degeneration, or as invaders of tissue weakened by cancer, or as ‘contaminants’ of laboratory origin.

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    Beginning in1950, in a series of papers and books, Livingston and her co-workers claimed the cancer microbe was a great imitator whose various pleomorphic forms resembled common staphylococci, diphtheroids, fungi, viruses, and host cell inclusions. Yet if the germ were studied carefully through all its transitional stages, it could be identified as a single agent. She was the first to suggest that the acid-fast stain was the key to the identification of the cancer microbe in tissue and in culture; and also demonstrated its appearance in the blood of cancer patients, by use of dark-field microscopy.

    Anyone who takes the time to read Livingston’s reports in the medical literature will quickly recognize that she was a credible research scientist, who allied herself with other experts-and was certainly not the quack doctor pictured by her detractors. Her achievements in cancer microbiology can also be found in her autobiographical books: Cancer, A New Breakthrough (1972); The Microbiology of Cancer (1977); and The Conquest of Cancer (1984). Her research has been confirmed by other scientists, such as microbiologist Eleanor Alexander-Jackson, cell cytologist Irene Diller, biochemist Florence Seibert, and dermatologist Alan Cantwell, among others.

    Intracellular bacteria in prostate cancer.
    Acid-fast stain; magnification x1000, in oil.

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    Microbiologists have long resisted the idea of bacterial pleomorphism, and do not recognize or accept the various growth forms and the bacterial ‘life cycle’ proposed by various cancer microbe workers. Most bacteriologists do not accept the idea of a bacterium changing from a coccus to a rod, or to a fungus. Depending on the environment, the microbe in its cell wall-deficient phase may attain large size, even larger that a red blood cell. Other forms are submicroscopic and virus-sized. Electronic microscopic studies and photographs of filtered (bacteria-free) cultures of the cancer microbe show virus-size elements of the cancer microbe that can revert into bacterial-sized microbes.

    The cancer microbe has adapted to life in man and animals by existing in a mycoplasma-like or cell wall deficient state. In tissue sections of cancer stained for bacteria with the special acid-fast stain, the microbe can be seen as a variably acid-fast (blue, red, or purple-stained) round coccus or as barely visible granules . At magnifications of one thousand times (in oil), these forms can be observed within and also outside of the cells.

    Careful study and observation of the tiny round coccoid forms in cancer tissue indicate they can enlarge progressively up to the size of so-called Russell bodies, which are well-known to pathologists. Russell bodies can attain the size of red blood cells, and even larger.
    William Russell was a well-respected Scottish pathologist who in 1890 first reported the finding of ‘cancer parasites’ in the tissue of all the cancers he studied. However, modern pathologists deny that Russell’s bodies are microbial in origin. For more information on Russell bodies and Russell’s ‘cancer parasite’ (and its intimate relationship to cancer microbes), Google: The forgotten clue to the bacterial cause of cancer; or go to:

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    Once bacteria were eliminated as a cause of cancer a century ago, it became dogma and impossible to change medical opinion. In this current era of medical science, one would think it impossible for infectious disease experts and pathologists to not recognize bacteria in cancer. However, bacteria can still pop up in diseases in which they were initially overlooked.
    When a new and deadly lung disease broke out among legionnaires in Philadelphia in July 1976, two hundred twenty-two people became ill and thirty-four died. The cause of the killer lung disease remained a medical mystery for over five months until Joe McDade at the Leprosy Branch of the CDC detected unusual bacteria in guinea pigs experimentally infected with lung tissue from the dead legionnaires. Further modification of bacterial culture methods finally allowed the isolation of the causative and previously overlooked bacteria, now known as Legionella pneumophila.

    Lymph node showing Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Arrows point
    to variably-sized round coccoid forms and larger Russell bodies.
    Gram stain; magnification x1000, in oil.

    Yet another example of dogma-defying research is provided by recent studies proving that bacteria (Helicobacter pylori) are a common cause of stomach ulcers, which can sometimes lead to stomach cancer and lymphoma. For a century, physicians refused to believe bacteria caused ulcers because they thought bacteria could not live in the acid environment of the stomach. In 2005 the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to two Australian researchers for their 1982 discovery. These stomach bacteria could only be detected by use of special tissue stains. The CDC now claims that H. pylori causes more than 90% of duodenal ulcers and 80% of gastric ulcers. Approximately two-thirds of the world’s population is infected with these microbes.

    In the past four years there have been medical reports of newly discovered bacteria in serious lymph node disease; in Hodgkin’s lymphoma; in cancer of the mouth; and in prostate cancer, to name only a few.

    All these studies prove bacteria can pop up in diseases where they are least expected. Such a caveat is appropriate for doctors who think they know everything about cancer and who pooh-pooh all aspects of cancer microbe research.

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  12. Remainder of article and references may be found here:


    Dr. Alan Cantwell is a retired dermatologist and the author of THE CANCER MICROBE and FOUR WOMEN AGAINST CANCER, both available from Aries Rising Press, PO Box 29532, Los Angeles, CA 90029 ( Email:

    Abstracts of 30 published papers can be found at the PubMed website ( type in Cantwell AR). Many of his personal writings can be found on by using key words “alan cantwell” + articles.

    His books are also available on and through Book Clearing House @ 1-800-431-1579]


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