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The world as it unfolds - told from an African American woman's perspective...

Friday, December 30, 2005

HIV is not sexually transmitted

Someone came to my site using this link. This is interesting because I had every intention on finding the following article by Nancy Padian:

Padian NS et al. Heterosexual transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Northern California: Results from a ten-year study. American Journal of Epidemiology. 1997;146(4):350-7 .

How convenient for me that someone would not only have a link to Nancy Padian's article, but have a link to other articles as well demonstrating that the scientific side of HIV/AIDS is at odds with the public side of HIV/AIDS.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

A Busy & Productive Week (Kwanzaa)

So far, this has been a great Kwanzaa.

I play African drums in an African American dance and drum group and we were asked to perform during a Kwanzaa segment on Channel 7 (ABC) to jump start the first day of Kwanzaa (Umoja), which means unity. There are three female drummers including me, three male drummers, three female dancers, and two male dancers in our group. We were all ecstatic about the free publicity on a national TV station.

Today is the third day of Kwanzaa (Ujima), which means collective work and responsibility. This morning, me and another person were interviewed for an entire hour on the Cliff Kelly Show about the science of HIV/AIDS. We tried to warn them that this is not the regular message that is being peddled in the black community about HIV/AIDS. I gave them some information on our position and they went forward with the interview. We were very excited to be interviewed by Cliff since he is a staunch supporter of the current HIV/AIDS hypothesis. It was a nice plug for our event tonight. We will be showing a video and talking about the science behind HIV and this phenomenon they call AIDS.

Friday is the fifth day of Kwanzaa (Nia), which means purpose. Our dance and drum troop will be performing at the Austin Town Hall for the Austin Black Business Association.

Sunday is the last day of Kwanzaa (Imani), which means faith. Three members (including me)from our dance and drum group will be performing at a private Kwanzaa celebration.

All in all, this Kwanzaa season has been great!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Pre-Kawanzaa Celebration

This past weekend I attended two pre-Kwanzaa celebrations. Most of these celebrations people try to impart a message that is beneficial to the black community as a whole. One of the featured speakers was Dr. Francis Cress Welsing. Dr. Welsing is consistent. Her message is simple. She is famous for "The Cress Theory of Color Confrontation", which analyzes white supremacy. If you haven't heard her message it is interesting. Of note, Dr. Welsing said unless she finds out otherwise - HIV/AIDS is biological warfare. So after her talk a few of us talked to her about the science of HIV and gave her some information that she could make a more informed decision about HIV/AIDS.

I learned a new phrase at the Kwanzaa celebrations that took me by surprise, "eliminate the useless eaters". Apparently this is not new; many people are using it to describe an old phenomenon. Excerpt below:
Every time I turn around I will hear over the news, or read in the paper of the tremendous over population of our planet. This is very interesting, because if you took the entire population of the world (roughly seven billion people), and stood them side by side in the state of Texas, each person would have 1000 square feet! There are 261,914 square acres in Texas (that figures to seven trillion square feet). So there is enough room just in Texas for every person in this world to get a piece of land 32 ft. X 32 feet! And that's just Texas! There is no overpopulation problem! This planet just not big enough for the rich and the poor to live together, that's the real problem!

Apparently, there are many people who believe that the rich systematically deals with population control or should I say, they eliminate those they call useless eaters in various ways. Here is a site that gives a timeline dealing with what it calls population control. And wouldn't you know - HIV/AIDS made the list as a tool to accomplish this goal. One of the problems I have with HIV is the fact that it somehow have gained a measure of intelligence and now is selectively infecting blacks disproportionately than their white counterparts. This is a red flag.

Naturally, someone had to mention the Jews in this conspiracy and the person sited the following document: The Protocols of the learned elders of Zion. So far, everything I've read can't deny or confirm the legitimacy of this document.

The only thing I know for sure is that the information that is being peddled in the black community about HIV/AIDS doesn't make sense, which makes me a bit suspicious about a lot of things.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention that the privatization of prisons and the criminalization of black men I’m told is part of a process that addresses the problem of an obsolete work force, i.e. useless eaters. Since prisons have become privatized, they have started criminalizing young black teens at an alarming rate, while white teens are being treated in behavior institutions with drugs until they pass through their unruly period (puberty). It appears young black males are being prepared to be this perpetual supply of labor for these new profitable institutions, i.e. prisons. They are also turning Haiti into a penal colony.

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Thursday, December 15, 2005

There are three kinds of lies!

Lies, damned lies, and statistics
Mark Twain

How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff

Huff explains "how to look a phoney statistic in the eye and face it down; and no less important, how to recognize sound and usable data in [the] wilderness of fraud". Look for bias, he advises, conscious and unconscious; find out "who-says-so" (if an "O.K. name" is cited, make sure it stands behind the information, not merely beside it); ask how the authority knows; try to find out what's missing; check whether the raw figure justifies the conclusion drawn and, most straightforwardly of all, ask yourself if the "statistics make sense".

There's a lot of misinformation out here, therefore, it would be prudent for anyone to at least try and analyzed any information before they make a final decision to believe or reject that said information. I guess we should check, cross check, and re-check all information.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005


This article is proof that you can make anybody believe whatever you want them to believe if you bombard them long enough with your message. It doesn't matter if the message is positive, negative, lies, or truth, people will eventually believe the message if the message is told long enough.

A $300 million Pentagon psychological warfare operation includes plans for placing pro-American messages in foreign media outlets without disclosing the U.S. government as the source.

Tag: Psychological warfare

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Smart & Thoughtful, Hmm!!!

Your Blog Should Be Green
Your blog is smart and thoughtful - not a lot of fluff. You enjoy a good discussion, especially if it involves picking apart ideas. However, you tend to get easily annoyed by any thoughtless comments in your blog.

What Color Should Your Blog or Journal Be?

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Thursday, December 08, 2005

A United North America

This article was written in June, but this is the first time I’ve seen this. This is interesting, a United North America that consists of the US, Canada, and Mexico. Should we even care?

Tags: New World Order Chieftans Openly Discuss Dismantling US Border and Bringing Us into the Pan-American Union, New World Order, Dismantling of USA

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Monday, December 05, 2005

Questions to ponder...

According to this article, there is a low prevalence of bisexual behavior (2 percent) among black men in the United States. The question then becomes how can the information from the CDC support their claims that Gay, bi men are increasing the risk of HIV/AIDS in the Black community's nearly tenfold?

Is it really feasible that 2% of the African American male population is having sex with 100% of the African American females? How will this work? Let say, there are ~17 million African American men in this country and ~19 million African American women. This would equate to 340,000 men having sex with 19 million women. Do you see how bizarre the statistics from the CDC are? If the data doesn't support the claim, shouldn't the claim be thrown out?

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Friday, December 02, 2005

Bird Flu

Today I found out they were discussing quarantining and/or isolating individuals that are affected with the bird flu at City Hall. Apparently, this is a serious issue since at the time the article was written (June 2005) approximately 8000 birds have already died on Bird Island Qinghai China and this number is expected to increase. This is significant because the data show that 4/5 of the birds around the world uses this island as a resting ground en route to other destinations.

The Attorney General, Lisa Madigan said at the meeting before anyone even think about quarantining or isolating people, she will investigate how this will affect peoples' civil liberties. This was an interesting statement coming from her since she was sponsoring SB1529 while she was State Senator. This bill would give "sweeping powers, without liability, to the Governor and appointed health officials in case of a public health emergency; the governor can act alone"...

Apparently, the US is trying to implement a Model Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA) .

If this legislation passes:

1. You will have a mandatory vaccination or you will be charged with a crime.
2.You will get a mandatory medical exam, or you will be charged with a crime.
3. Doctors will give the exam or you will be charged with a crime.
4.Your property can be seized if there is "reasonable cause to believe" that it may pose a public health hazard... it can be burned or destroyed and you will not have recourse or compensation.
I don’t know which I find more disturbing, the ideal of the government’s intervention in the case a bird flu pandemic occurs, or the treatment itself. First, how can you trust any government with sweeping powers. Second, the only treatment is Tamiflu. Even though the FDA says that Tamiflu is safe, it has been linked to 2 teen suicides and 64 cases of disorders in Japan. I find it hard to believe the FDA about the safety of Tamiflu when it is connected to a high-ranking official in the government.

Tags: Tamiflu, Bird Flu, Other articles on Bird Flu,

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A Bad Habit

I’m beginning to believe that I have a knack for pissing people off. I have this habit of saying whatever comes to my mind. It appears people don't like this. The latest incidence started with this post by Jamie, Stuck and Unfinished.

Basically she was saying that she was not well like because among other things in her own words: I am biracial, which equates to: long curly hair, light skin, straight nose (ok-in other words: as close to a pretty white girl while still being black without officially being white).

I immediately thought she was talking about how bad and mean dark skin girls were to her because she is so beautiful because she was half white/black.

My initial response was this:

I don't want to minimize the pain you felt in high school. I'm probably the only one here that is disturbed by your portrayal of this whole issue. What you have shared says a lot about how you think of yourself and the attitude you portrayed as well. This whole light skin, dark skin stuff is deeper than what anyone here was willing to go into. It's almost as if you're saying the darker skin people had the problem and the lighter skinned people are innocent victims. The very thing you’ve described here, I’ve had a light skin girl just recently from California do the same thing and I had to stop her. In doing so, she tried to turn the thing around on me. By now, everyone should know the attitudes that are in places like California, Seattle, Minneapolis, Charleston SC, and New Orleans, but this is a topic for another discussion.

From there, the conversation degenerated even more. She forcefully said among other things she was talking about other biracial people but, quickly added that innocent mixed (white/black) girls are being victimized by dark skin girls. One thing for sure, I've never seen this type of victimization. In fact, if you ask darker skin people, they will tell you that when lighter skin people come with their attitudes, they simply ignore them. So, this was the first time I've heard this "mean dark skin girl thing harassing innocent and nice half white/black girls". Lord have mercy on us all (shaking my head in disbelief). This whole color thing is for the birds...

There is a lesson in all of this; it is not good to say what’s on your mind no matter how absurd you think the statement is. People really don't care to hear what you have to say unless it is flattery. Maybe, people/things shouldn't be taken seriously at all and life is truly hilarious. I guess, the more mundane, the better.

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