Showing posts with label Bullshit. Show all posts
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Monday, August 31, 2020


 Review of the Medical Literature

Here are key anchor points to the extensive scientific literature that establishes that wearing surgical masks and respirators (e.g., "N95") does not reduce the risk of contracting a verified illness:

Jacobs, J. L. et al. (2009) "Use of surgical face masks to reduce the incidence of the common cold among health care workers in Japan: A randomized controlled trial", American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 37, Issue 5, 417 - 419.

N95-masked health-care workers (HCW) were significantly more likely to experience headaches. Face mask use in HCW was not demonstrated to provide benefit in terms of cold symptoms or getting colds.

Cowling, B. et al. (2010) "Face masks to prevent transmission of influenza virus: A systematic review", Epidemiology and Infection, 138(4), 449-456. doi:10.1017/S0950268809991658 e-masks-to-prevent-transmission-of-influenza-virus-a-systematicreview/64D368496EBDE0AFCC6639CCC9D8BC05

None of the studies reviewed showed a benefit from wearing a mask, in either HCW or community members in households (H). See summary Tables 1 and 2 therein.

bin-Reza et al. (2012) "The use of masks and respirators to prevent transmission of influenza: a systematic review of the scientific evidence", Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 6(4), 257-267.

"There were 17 eligible studies. … None of the studies established a conclusive relationship between mask ⁄ respirator use and protection against influenza infection."

Smith, J.D. et al. (2016) "Effectiveness of N95 respirators versus surgical masks in protecting health care workers from acute respiratory infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis", CMAJ Mar 2016, cmaj.150835; DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.150835

"We identified 6 clinical studies ... In the meta-analysis of the clinical studies, we found no significant difference between N95 respirators and surgical masks in associated risk of (a) laboratory-confirmed respiratory infection, (b) influenza-like illness, or (c) reported work-place absenteeism."

Offeddu, V. et al. (2017) "Effectiveness of Masks and Respirators Against Respiratory Infections in Healthcare Workers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis", Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 65, Issue 11, 1 December 2017, Pages 1934-1942,

"Self-reported assessment of clinical outcomes was prone to bias. Evidence of a protective effect of masks or respirators against verified respiratory infection (VRI) was not statistically significant"; as per Fig. 2c therein:

Radonovich, L.J. et al. (2019) "N95 Respirators vs Medical Masks for Preventing Influenza Among Health Care Personnel: A Randomized Clinical Trial", JAMA. 2019; 322(9): 824-833. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.11645

"Among 2862 randomized participants, 2371 completed the study and accounted for 5180 HCW-seasons. … Among outpatient health care personnel, N95 respirators vs medical masks as worn by participants in this trial resulted in no significant difference in the incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza."

Long, Y. et al. (2020) "Effectiveness of N95 respirators versus surgical masks against influenza: A systematic review and meta‐analysis", J Evid Based Med. 2020; 1‐ 9.

"A total of six RCTs involving 9 171 participants were included. There were no statistically significant differences in preventing laboratory‐confirmed influenza, laboratory‐confirmed respiratory viral infections, laboratory‐confirmed respiratory infection and influenza-like illness using N95 respirators and surgical masks. Meta‐analysis indicated a protective effect of N95 respirators against laboratory‐confirmed bacterial colonization (RR = 0.58, 95% CI 0.43‐0.78). The use of N95 respirators compared with surgical masks is not associated with a lower risk of laboratory‐confirmed influenza."

Conclusion Regarding that Masks Do Not Work

No RCT study with verified outcome shows a benefit for HCW or community members in households to wearing a mask or respirator. There is no such study. There are no exceptions.

Likewise, no study exists that shows a benefit from a broad policy to wear masks in public (more on this below).

Furthermore, if there were any benefit to wearing a mask, because of the blocking power against droplets and aerosol particles, then there should be more benefit from wearing a respirator (N95) compared to a surgical mask, yet several large meta-analyses, and all the RCT, prove that there is no such relative benefit.

Masks and respirators do not work.


Friday, July 17, 2009

Five Essential Thoughts: Part Four


I’ve chosen the “New Age” as the fourth entry in my “Essential Thoughts” series. I’ve only recently begun to study this New Age information; so the position in my list is based on my lack of experience with the subject rather than its overall importance.

My research shows that this alleged New Age movement is strongly connected to every “Essential Thought” I’ve mentioned so far. It is also connected to subjects I will not touch on in this series like: Freemasonry and Secret Societies, the combining of churches and religions into ‘one group’ with ‘one mindset’. It is also connected to neo-paganism, big business, Sustainable Development and numerous other groups.

What I’m really trying to say about the New Age is this: those true believers in this “New Age” are attempting change the earth into a different place. They believe the world needs drastic change. To them drastic change equals progress. They are carrying out these changes according to information they have received from spirit guides or “transcendent” experiences. The New Age, as described by its own writers, believes that earth is passing from the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius. The gurus of the New Age Movement believe they have been given divine guidance to change the world as we know it. They often refer to themselves as World Servers or New World Servers. These terms stem from the writing of an early guru of this movement named Alice Bailey. Her writing was allegedly channeled to her by a spirit calling itself Dwaj Khul (aka “The Tibetan”). Wikipedia’s entry for “New Age” has a semi-exhaustive run down of the notable personalities. It covers some of their beliefs and the special language surrounding their society. As is typical with Wikipedia, there are some nice omissions:

Wikipedia fails to mention that the “World Servers” hold Lucifer as one of their greatest inspirations. It also fails to point out that New Ager’s who are leading the movement call themselves World Servers. A little known fact about Lucifer is that he is believed by many anti-christian groups to be the “Good Guy” in the bible story, having liberated mankind with his gift of the knowledge of good and evil. Helena Blavatsky was a promoter of this strange view of Lucifer and her student, Alice Bailey also believed in this perversion. Wikipedia also omits the rolls of Freemasonry, Religion and Academia in spreading these changes across the globe.

Quoting from Alice Bailey’s famous work, “The Externalization of the Hierarchy”, p.453 her spirit guide told her to write:

"The three main channels through which the preparation for the new age isgoing on might be regarded as the Church, the Masonic Fraternity and theeducational field."

I first heard this quote from Keith Thompson. He is a writer and amateur movie maker. He has produced videos exposing the New Age agenda and refuting common claims made by New Ager’s about the origins of Christianity. The popular online movie “Zeitgeist” claims that Christianity is simply a composite of the Mystery Religions of the ancient world. Keith Thompson expounds on his research and presents his evidence via his blog and his youtube channel.

The Quote from Bailey about Masonry, Religion and Education is a revealing one. With this three prong strategy the “World Servers” are able to promote their goals with a “something for everyone” approach.

Not every person attends church, not every person is a Mason, and not every person internalizes their education in the school system. Having the secret movement of the New Age accomplish its “Great Work” within these three institutions creates a blanket effect. For a more true understanding of how these people intend to change the world, the reader needs to make an in depth study of Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP). The process of ‘facilitating a consensus’ and the ‘powers of suggestion’ also need to be studied to gain an understanding of how these people operate.

The New Age does not work openly towards its goals. They present a false happy face and their ulterior motives remain hidden. Much like a vacuum cleaner salesman, they show their product in such a shining light that it looks great. By the time a person realizes what they’ve been sold, the New Age salesperson is prying her fingers into her next victim.

Alice Bailey’s writings are like a New Age gospel; her work has influence the entire world. She worked in tandem with her second husband Foster Bailey. The Bailey’s were heavily involved in Theosophy which was cofounded by Madame Helena Blavatsky. The Bailey’s split with the Theosophist Society after disagreements with another famous New Ager/Theosophist named Annie Besant. Besant had doubts concerning Alice Bailey’s ‘visions’ she was receiving from her ‘Ascended Master’, and after this falling out the Baileys parted company with the Theosophist Society.

The Bailey’s are the founders of a now famous non-profit agency called “Lucis Trust”. Originally called “Lucifer Trust”, it was established as the publishing house for Alice Bailey’s esoteric writings. Currently Lucis Trust offers publications, correspondence courses and is involved in various other pursuits.

I will now list notable names and events related to the New Age movement, giving each a brief biography and links to follow. I could write hundreds of pages attempting to explain and expose the New Age agenda, but you will find that numerous individuals have already accomplished this both in hard copy and on the internet.

Here is our Notable New Age List:

Benjamin Crème: Chief Editor of Share International Magazine and major proponent of the coming of the New Age Christ, named Maitreya.

Maitreya: The New Age Christ who will come and enlighten the world at the dawning of the New Age. Having allegedly appeared once with Benjamin Crème, Crème claims his next appearance will be very soon. Maitreya is one name for the next Buddha of Buddhism.

Maurice Strong: Former Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Mr. Strong is a promoter of Global Governance via the United Nations and is deeply entrenched in the U.N.’s Agenda 21 “Green” Movement. He is a well known as a New Age leader, networking expert and billionaire philanthropist.

Eliphas Levi: Famous Occultist and Magician whom is given credit for introducing the tarot card into western magic. Levi’s work has much influence with the elites of the New Age.

Aleister Crowley: The most famous Satanist of modern times, Crowley is given the most credit for having re-introduced “Magick” into the world. He famously called himself “The beast of Revelation”, was a member of the “Golden Dawn” and Ordo Templi Orientis. His famous work “The Book of the Law” allegedly came to him via his spirt guide “Aiwass”.

Marilyn Ferguson: Famous author of “The Aquarian Conspiracy”, published 1980. Ms. Ferguson became a lynchpin in the popular New Age movement with the ‘enlightening’ content of her book and her other works.

Barbara Marx Hubbard: Futurist and Author who is regarded as the “philosophical heir” of Buckminster Fuller, Hubbard is notorious for her promotion of “conscious evolution” and her belief that “no worldly peace can prevail until the self-centered members of the planetary body either change or die, that is the choice.” [From her book “Co-Creation: An Evolutionary Interpretation of The New Testament.]

David Spangler: Famous New Age co-founder of Findhorn eco-village, Spangler is a self-described “practical mystic” who has been critical of the Mass-Market reputation currently surrounding the New Age. He lectures and teaches about personal development and is involved in Community Development.

Acharya S: (aka D.M. Murdock) is a controversial author of books claiming that the story of Jesus Christ is a myth compiled and amalgamated from earlier ancient religions. Her most famous work is “Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold”. Her work was used extensively in the popular online film Zeitgeist.

I could go on forever with this list. I was tempted to create a list of people exposing or “telling the other side” of all things New Age, but I’d rather quote what my friend Bobby Garner said in a recent e-mail exchange:

Some clarification of the "New Age" label:The New Age is not the name of a movement, and it does not identify any particular group of people, their philosophies, or their activities. The popular belief that it does is not accidental, but a carefully laid device to confuse and mislead. The modus operandi was given by Marilyn Ferguson in her 1980 book The Aquarian Conspiracy. That is the title of the book, not the name of the conspiracy, and the movement that was not a movement has no organization and no name, by design. That's the nature of a real conspiracy. The New Age is a concept embodying the essence of change and transformation. For some it's the New World Order. For others it's the eventual "ascension" to a higher level post human existence. For republicans and democrats it's the Third Way of reinvented government and global economy. For Communitarians and many religions, it's the Golden Dawn of a sustainable Brave New World on a cleansed "New Earth" of their making. The New Age encompasses every facet of human existence.For me it's a counterfeit of something grand and wonderful which was intended from the beginning, but was put on hold until the questions raised in the Garden of Eden could be answered in a test of every conceivable alternative to that arrangement. The evidence I have assembled indicates that the results of that test are in and that the Master Conspiracy will fail, indeed already has, but not because of any action on the part of any man, woman, group, organization, or movement, but by indirect acts of the Almighty God. It is not yet finished, and all who are in any way aligned with the conspiracy, intentionally or not, are in great and eminent danger. This system belongs to Satan and he is finished. His system is in the throes of death. There is not going to be a New World Order, and the attempt to bring it in is destroying the old, and that destruction is bringing on a process which cannot be controlled.

Bobby’s work can be found at He has been researching the New Age and multitudinous other subjects. His work is easily approachable and in my opinion, invaluable.

This concludes my entry for all things “New Age”. Despite nearly 6 months of distractions and problems, I can finally say—HERE IT IS. What a relief. My final entry in this series will be about banks and money. As with every other subject to ponder, Banking and Finance are not what they seem. Until we meet again:

The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action. - Frank Herbert