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Monday, November 21, 2016

November 12, 2016, Hi Miguel, Food for thought [“Vladimir Mikhailovich Bekhterev (1857–1927): Strange Circumstances Surrounding the Death of the Great Russian Neurologist” by Kesselring J] … It seems either Stalin or some of his colleagues consulted a neurologist about his withered arm in 1927, and the neurologist made a dx. of syringomyelia. [But] it is usually attributed by historians to either beatings by his father or childhood infection of some sort. But as you say, historians cannot be doctors [or medical scientists!].

It could be Stalin actually wanted to find out if anything could be done for the arm, because he was so embarrassed by it. We know a few of his toes were webbed on one foot, and he was so embarrassed about that, he always wore boots even when swimming!

Unfortunately, the neurologist was somewhat ignorant of the conditions of the USSR in this era, and added a short psychiatric note as well. Looks like we have another case of poisoning by Stalin, not of him… In the meantime I will be searching for Lenin's autopsy report. Best regards, — Adam


November 12, 2016, Hi Adam, I first learned on the Bekhterev-...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

This summer at least three editorials have appeared in my local, Georgia newspaper, the Macon Telegraph, about how the Electoral College process works and explaining why our Founding Fathers created that system for presidential elections. They were not always accurate. One writer, for example, wrote, "The framers... felt the common, everyday, average, eligible voter was not intelligent, well-versed, well-read and knowledgeable enough to vote for the most qualified and best candidate.”

Although that statement is certainly another good reason to maintain the process of presidential elections today, it is historically incorrect. While it is true the Founders distrusted the idle mobs of the cities, the vast majority of Americans in the late 18th century lived in rural districts as farmers and yeomen, working the land and living from the fruits of their labors. These Americans were almost idolized by the Founders, particularly the Virginians Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

Moreover, from their knowledge of history, the Founders knew the tragic fate of Athenian democracy and the death knell of the Roman Republic at the hands of Rome's notorious mobs, who incited by...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Trump called Alex Jones to thank him and his listeners for their support. It looks like the Counter Coup worked. But there has been no release of Hillary’s health record that I was expecting the weekend before the election.

I think all Americans are seeing for the first time the behavior of the Left, the Democrat Party, the Establishment, and the Media. They still do not understand why Trump was elected. It is total denial. Even Hillary and her crew are blaming FBI Director James Comey rather than themselves for the arrogance and incompetence, which was the real message of Wikileaks. Even Hillary still thinks she was not guilty of any crime from the substandard FBI investigation. Intent is not a requirement in her transgressions. Just having an unprotected government connected server in her home is enough to garner a felony charge. Obama lied (again) in saying he did not know about the server in her home until Wikileaks disclosed it, even though he apparently used that e-mail to contact her before he said that he knew about it. So, no doubt in the destroyed e-mails, Obama is also implicated. My guess is that Obama will pardon Clinton and her whole team, including...

Monday, November 14, 2016

What just happened in the 2016 presidential election in many ways was unprecedented and in other ways was expected by keen observers and deep thinkers. Fox News interviewed a university pollster who admitted that all the pollsters, all the political analysts and all the political pundits, were wrong. The only ones who were correct were Professor Helmut Norpoth of Stony Brook University, who was 99% certain that Trump would win, and Anonymous, who also predicted a Trump landslide. A number of us were convinced that Trump was going to win and we used completely different indicators to come to that conclusion.

When Nigel Farage was asked about Trump’s chances, he told the interviewer that he was convinced that Trump would win for the same reason Brexit won against incredible odds. He reminded viewers that even up to the moment of the vote all of Britain’s most astute pollsters and political analysts were stating that Brexit would lose by a wide margin and that they were astounded when the opposite happened. The key Mr. Farage said was that millions of people who had never voted for anything in their life voted for the first time. They voted because he was able to convince...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The biggest losers on election night were in the liberal media, an adjunct of the national Democratic Party. But the far-left “progressives” who had backed Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and then rationalized voting for Hillary Clinton lost big. Many conservatives in the media also look like fools.

The left-wingers who were humiliated include:

○ Noam Chomsky, the Marxist academic, had come up with the idea of voting for Hillary as the lesser of two evils. He argued that, in competitive “swing” states, a “progressive” should vote for the “lesser evil” Democrat. This was necessary to stop Trump, he said.

○ Jeff Cohen, a professor of journalism at Ithaca College, co-authored an article with Norman Solomon that echoed Chomsky and said, “…if we lived in a swing state, we would vote for Clinton as the only way to prevent a Trump presidency.” Cohen and Solomon were Sanders supporters.

○ Michael Moore (photo, right), the left-wing filmmaker, endorsed Hillary and screened his film, “Michael Moore in TrumpLand,” at a pro-Hillary rally in Michigan, a state that Trump won. Moore said of Hillary, “I think and I hope that she is a...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

I don’t watch television frequently, but I did so last night, and my wife and I stayed up for the U.S. presidential election coverage — until it was over. We alternated watching between ABC News and CBS News. On ABC News, George Stephanopoulos and Cokie Roberts and the roaming correspondent Cecilia Vega were some of the main commentators. On CBS News the lead commentators were retired news veterans Charles Gibson and Bob Schieffer, as well as Charlie Rose and roaming correspondent Nancy Cordes.
The commentators kept repeating themselves saying what they were witnessing was "unprecedented" as Donald Trump won state after state and surpassed Hillary Clinton in Electoral College votes. Watching the supposedly objective media commentators tally and discuss the votes was as amazing as the election itself. This amazement resulted as much from what was said by the participants in their guarded and unguarded moments as well as their behavior. As coverage proceeded and more and more states turned red for Trump, many of the faces turned somber, their disappointment palpable, their condescension to American voters mechanical and revengeful. But it was surprising how...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I do not mind disagreeing with a fellow conservative when he happens to be local columnist Erick Erickson. Erickson has become the self-appointed arbiter of the limits of “respectable” conservatism. Anyone transcending beyond those limits is to be ostracized, as has happened with his attacks on Donald Trump (photo, below). But Trump happens to be the man chosen by GOP voters in the primaries, including Hispanics, to lead the Party at the convention — despite Erickson! I disagree with Trump on numerous issues; most prominently is the fact he has severely fractured the Republican Party, violating Reagan’s axiom of not attacking fellow Republicans. But Trump has also done some good, like breaching the monolithic wall of political correctness and reigniting freedom of speech — necessary activities for the cause of liberty.

Trump very unfairly has been likened to Hitler and accused of being a fascist by other liberal journalists, but as Dr. David Stolinsky, a Jewish scholar, has pointed out: “Trump is not a Nazi nor anti-Semitic. Two of his children are married to Jews, and one converted to Judaism.” As for fascism, Dr. Stolinsky further writes: “If fascism comes to America,...

Sunday, October 30, 2016


In one of his most famous cases, Sherlock Holmes noted that a dog didn’t bark in the night. Holmes concluded that the dog knew the intruder and thus solved the case. “The dog that didn’t bark” became an expression for something that should have happened, but didn’t.

If Holmes were here today, he would have many similar cases. If the dog fails to bark, intruders can enter. If media moguls, journalists, and “experts” tamper with facts, fraud and bias can creep in.

The case of the missing prayer

Todd Beamer was a passenger on United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. What happened was verified by the telephone supervisor with whom he spoke. They recited the Lord’s Prayer together, and he made her promise to tell his wife and sons he loved them. He then said his timeless words:

God help me. Jesus help me. Are you ready? Let’s roll!

Beamer played a key role in the passengers’ revolt against the terrorists. As a result, the airliner crashed into a field in Pennsylvania, and not into the Capitol Building or the White House, thereby saving many lives. Revealingly, his timeless words were omitted from the film United 93....

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Now that Vice President Joe “Stand Up Chuck” Biden has finally let people get some sleep at night by announcing that he will not be running for president after all, it’s pretty clear that the commie fossil who has gotten so much attention for the last several months will be the nominee. That’s sad news for Sen. Bernie Sanders, who no doubt thought that the big crowds he’s been drawing and Bill Maher’s endorsement, might win the day for him. No, it’s clear that the other commie fossil in the running for the Democrat nomination, Hillary Rodham Clinton, will be their standard bearer. (Of course, only after she overcomes the inevitable surge by Lincoln Chafee. Go metric system!)

What’s also clear is that she plans to use a play that has proven very successful for other radical leftists seeking to deceive low-information voters into pulling the lever for them; specifically, she will characterize her election as “historic” because she would be the first woman to be elected president of the United States. It should be obvious that any politician who says “vote for me! I'm a woman!” or “vote for me! I’m black!” should be automatically disqualified, but, sadly, history shows that...

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The media continuously misunderstand what the people really think because of their elitism and failure to communicate with the people of America, who are the backbone of our country. I experienced this attitude of elitism when I was working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA. There was a real contempt for the average citizen in America and even at that time, fifty years ago, the scientists there were actively for government-controlled medicine. I believe Dr. Miguel Faria also witnessed this when he was at the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC).
Recently I talked with a young Egyptian physician who was visiting California. As usual, I ask people from other countries many questions, because I want to know what they think. The Egyptians are actually very polite people. My wife and I have always been treated well in Egypt. We have been there a number of times and have been invited into their homes. And you have to remember we are Jewish. I have educated and trained many Egyptian doctors who have come to visit in my departments in the USA.
The doctor said that the Egyptian people were unhappy (polite...