Will the "Quackbusters" Survive 2005?...
Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
Sunday, January 23rd, 2005
Will the "quackbusters," survive 2005? No, they will not. And, below are five reasons why...
The primary reason why the "quackbusters" will not survive 2005 is the Federal Court (Cavitat v. Aetna) Racketeering (RICO) lawsuit. Below you can read about that action.
But, even more important, when reading that reason, you'll find the opportunity (March 5th, 2005), for YOU to, understand, get involved in that action, or find how to start your own legal action.
Aetna, so far, has filed four separate "Motions to Dismiss" this legal action, and each of them has failed. The trial is going forward.
Aetna, like several entities, made the mistake of relying on information offered on "quackwatch.com" to condemn an innovative health device. Now, they are facing a massive claim for damages.
The "quackbusters," we know, are a subversive operation started in the United States shortly after the American Medical Association (AMA) lost a Federal court case to the Chiropractors (Wilk v. AMA). In that case the chiropractic profession rightly, and successfully, accused the medical profession of attempting, through covert operation, to shut down, or damage the chiropractors as a competitive health profession.. They won their case - and the AMA was ordered to shut down their operation.
About six months later twenty six (26) drug companies began, and originally funded, the current "quackbuster," operation. For several years the "quackbusters," were successful.
Today, the "quackbusters," those you see, are a motley lot, led, they would have you believe, by failed MD Stephen Barrett through his boring, and repetitive, "quackwatch.com" website. "Quackwatch. com" is the quackbuster's "bible." On that site, and their dubious "web-ring" you'll find a condemnation of anything, and everything, that competes with the use of drugs, drugs, and more drugs.
Over the last few years, Barrett, his minions, and wanna-bees, have been roundly, and soundly, humiliated in their efforts. Barrett, himself, has been officially declared in a PUBLISHED Appeals Court decision to be "biased, and unworthy of credibility."
Even better is that the once vaunted National Council Against Health (NCAHF), after having been rudely evicted from its moorings at Loma Linda University, lost so badly in Court actions against the Homeopathic profession it owes over $100,000 to its intended victim. The Homeopaths trounced them them in Court - more than once.
In Wisconsin, the NCAHF, still licking its wounds from California, tried to regain some status - but it, through its president, hair removal and ear piercing specialist Robert S. Baratz, was, figuratively speaking, beaten to a pulp there - and humiliated in the media besides.
Barrett, quackwatch.com, the NCAHF, Robert Baratz, and others, have all, recently, been named in a FEDERAL Racketeering (RICO) lawsuit in Colorado (CAVITAT v. Aetna Insurance). Aetna has filed four separate "Motions for Dismissal" in this case, and has been rebuffed each time. Depositions will soon begin of quackbuster leaders.
Things are not going well for the "quackbusters,"...
(1) The Racketeering (RICO) prosecutions - On March 5th, 2005 in Dallas, Texas, at 5:00PM, a meeting will be held where famous Civil Rights attorney Walter Gerash, RICO expert attorney Andrew Reid, Washington DC Health Advocate attorney Jim Turner, and some others, will be laying out how to attack the "quackbuster" conspiracy, in your area, using the Federal Racketeering Influenced & Corrupt Organization Act (RICO).
The meeting will be held in connection with annual meeting of the American Association of Biological Dentists (AABD). Information about their conference can be had by going to http://www.biologicaldentistry.org/.
The target? Every living "quackbuster," Every one.
If you, or yours, have ever been victimized, or even annoyed, by a "quackbuster," I highly recommend attendance at this, or one of the successive meetings that will be held in various locations throughout North America. If your name, or your health profession, or your area of health interest, is mentioned on, or misrepresented on, "quackwatch.com," or any other "quackbuster" website - you need to hear this presentation.
If any entity, including a State or Federal agency, has used ANY information provided by a "quackbuster" conspirator in any manner that could be construed as damaging to your interests - you need to hear this presentation.
If you have been assaulted in any manner by someone espousing "quackbuster" views, either verbally, by personal e-mail, or in an internet chat room, discussion group, etc. - you need to hear this presentation.
As you may already be aware, the "quackbuster" conspiracy is already under RICO assault in Federal Court (CAVITAT v. Aetna Insurance). Depositions will soon begin of certain "quackbuster" leadership.
Run out of a New York ad agency, the "quackbusters," are one of Big Pharma's tools, in the war between "health and medicine."
(2) There is no question that "Big Pharma's" control of health care is over. The pharmaceutical industry, itself, is on the rocks. Merck's "Vioxx scandal" was the beginning of the end. The official North American health system, "Western Medicine," is broken beyond repair, and it isn't going to get fixed.
Big Pharma's going down. With big Pharma murderous profits threatened, will they be able to afford the "quackbusters,"?
The New York Times, as well as other mainstream media, are closely following Big Pharma's demise, explaining - and, and in fact, facilitating it. The Times recently said:
"They (Big Pharma) have tried, meanwhile, to offset their weakness in creating profitable new drugs by pursuing aggressive campaigns to market existing drugs to doctors and patients, impose big price increases and make efforts to extend patents on existing medicines. Those tactics have protected their profits but irritated consumers and governments that pay for drugs, causing a political reaction in the United States and Europe.
Until this year, Wall Street had been
relatively patient with the industry, viewing it as a profitable and stable
place to invest.
But in the last few months, investors have begun to turn away from the sector. A broad index of pharmaceutical stocks has fallen 7.4 percent this year, while the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index has risen 7.4 percent. The companies that made yesterday's announcements have been among the worst performers this year, with Pfizer shares down 30 percent, AstraZeneca off 22 percent, and Eli Lilly down 20 percent."
Big Pharma's going down. And, with the increased costs of litigation and their consequent settlements, and losses, will they be able to afford, or will they want to manage and fund, the ""quackbusters?"
(3) The Media - What the New York Times, and other major media are NOT YET covering, is Big Pharma's marketing "black-ops," the "quackbuster," operation. As everyone in the "health" world knows, Big Pharma's "quackbuster," operation was designed to damage, and discredit, any, and all, Natural health care methods, herbals, oxygen therapies, energy medicine, etc... - anything, and everything that competes with the use of drugs, drugs, and more drugs.
Every day more information is fed to the major media about this subject.
(4) Internal Squabbling for Control... - It's vicious in the quackbuster" ranks. For years, delicensed MD Stephen Barrett was the undisputed king of rats. But, like in any rodent community, once the king gets weak, or is perceived as weak, the blood begins to flow.
NCAHF president Robert S. Baratz MD, DDS, PhD being confronted with his own resume in a three-day "credibility" hearing in Wisconsin. The Judge shut down the hearing after one day saying "I've heard enough..."
At the moment, there are two others vying for the "top spot." One, Robert S. Baratz, parades three doctorates as his claim to fame - MD, DDS, and PhD. He fails to mention, in his boasts, that he's been unable to hold a job for any length of time.
Baratz is the president of the notorious National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF), and is the "medical director" of a hair removal and ear piercing salon in Massachusetts.
A few years ago Baratz, and his claims and boasts, were ripped to shreds in a "credibility hearing" in Wisconsin. He's had a hard time getting "expert witness" work ever since.
Terry Polevoy MD (left) being confronted by health humanitarian and world renowned author Leonard Horowitz DDS, PhD (right)
The other, is Terry Polevoy MD of Canada. Polevoy, at one time, I believe, was the heir-apparent to the quackpot throne, but was pushed out when Baratz was brought into the top echelon.
Polevoy was once a Pediatrician, but has apparently been reduced in the Canadian health system to "acne care" - hence the sobriquet "Pimple Popper Polevoy," after he was accused (by his own admission) in a child molest incident.
Polevoy is considered to be pretty much of a clown, even I think, among his quackpot peers. His favorite thing seems to be to affect a disguise, and skulk around "alternative" health fairs surreptitiously photographing everything in sight.
Several years ago Polevoy stalked Canadian Radio personality Christine McPhee, and informed her of that action by e-mail, until McPhee, afraid for her personal safety, called in the police.
Lately, though, Polevoy has been making his move for the "top spot," I think, by searching out, and posting on the "quackbuster's," insider discussion group "HealthFraud," any, and all internet criticisms he can find about Barrett and Baratz. It looks to me like Polevoy is trying to convince the New York ad agency that he, Polevoy, should be the top "quackbuster," not Barrett or Baratz.
(5) Failures, and Humiliations... - The Jim Shortt MD case is just the latest in a series of defeats for the "quackbuster," operation. They've had a long run of publicly humiliating losses. Frankly, if I were running the New York ad agency, I would already have dumped them. The operation is an embarrassment and will lead back to the ad agency itself.
We are heading for a health care "Nuremberg..." And, it's about time...
Tim Bolen - Consumer Advocate
This "Millions of Health Freedom Fighters - Newsletter" is about the battle between "Health and Medicine" on Planet Earth. Tim Bolen is an op/ed writer with extensive knowledge of the activities of a subversive organization calling itself the "quackbusters," and that organization's attempts to suppress, and discredit, any, and all health modalities that compete with the allopathic (MD) paradigm for consumer health dollars. The focus of the newsletter is on the ongoing activities, battles, politics, and the victories won by members of the "Health Freedom Movement" against the "quackbusters" It details "who the quackbusters are, what they are, where they are operating, when they appear, and how they operate - and how easy it is to beat them..."
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