Supremes Strike Down Gun Ban

The headline Monday morning at washingtonpost.com read, Gun rights extended by Supreme Court. With all due respect to the liberal headline writer at The Post, I take issue with that headline.

The Supreme Court can’t extend a right endowed by the Creator and guaranteed by 2nd Amendment. A better headline would have been, Supreme Court throws out Chicago’s usurpation of power.

Chicago and other cities and states that have sought to infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms were subverting the Constitution. Thankfully, five justices sought to preserve the Constitution and throw out Chicago’s ridiculous and worthless ban.

What’s troubling is that four justices saw no problem in taking away a person’s right to own a firearm. And these are the types of justices—and lower court judges—President Barack Obama will appoint at every opportunity.

While Republicans and Democrats are two sides of the same coin on issues of growing government and grabbing more power at the expense of Americans, when it comes to gun rights issues, Republicans are superior. Keep that in mind when you go to the polls in November.

If Obama is able to replace one of the five more “conservative” members of the Supreme Court you can kiss goodbye your ability to “legally” possess a firearm. Once that happens, the One World Government people have won.

Paradise Lost: For The Gulf Coast And The United States

“So many and so various laws are giv’n;
So many laws argue so many sins.” –Paradise Lost, John Milton, 1667

In the epic poem Paradise Lost, Adam and Eve have taken the forbidden fruit and God is asking Adam why. As in Genesis, Adam is passing the buck, telling God that this woman whom He made gave him the fruit. Adam asks God how such evil could have ever been expected from one so lovely.

God tells Adam that the mistake is Adam’s not Eve’s; that Adam was to look out for Eve. God points out that just before Eve met the serpent Adam had told her that they should stick together because the Archangel Raphael had warned them of the serpent. Yet Adam let Eve stray away to meet her fate, the consequences of which changed the world.

And in the end God holds Adam accountable for the loss of paradise.

Obama’s Blame Game
Just as Adam did with Eve, President Barack Obama is shifting as much blame as he can onto BP.

According to The Daily Telegraph, BP CEO Tony Hayward’s grilling looked like a kangaroo court. He had to listen to a litany of accusations from United States lawmakers before he was able to say a single word in his own defense: “As far as the members were concerned, he was there to take the blame, whether or not there were mitigating circumstances, or companies other than BP should be sharing culpability. It was as though, in a criminal trial, the victim’s statements were being read out before the verdict had been passed, although that was a foregone conclusion—a resounding ‘guilty.’ A kangaroo court would have offered a fairer hearing.”

What The Daily Telegraph doesn’t understand is that the Congressional inquisition of BP and Big Oil was never intended to be fair. The goal was to keep the elected elites in office and increase their influence.

Just as Adam thought Eve was a perfect foil, so too, does President Obama think that of BP. And he is right. Last week White House spokesman Bill Burton mocked BP’s CEO and all-around English twit Hayward for attending a luxury yacht race on crystal waters while the Gulf of Mexico is turning into the Black Sea.

Burton opined that Hayward should take part in the cleanup operations in the Gulf of Mexico with the $400,000 yacht he co-owns.

"You know, look, if Tony Hayward wants to put a skimmer on that yacht and bring it down to the Gulf, we’d be happy to have his help," Burton said to a chorus of yuck-yucks in the White House briefing room.

It is almost beyond my comprehension that BP could have such bad PR, from Hayward saying he “wants his life back,” to BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg calling the people of the Gulf Coast, “small people.” But it seems the people of the Gulf are small people, not just to BP but to Obama as well.

The same weekend that Hayward was skipping his yacht, Obama was walking the links. Even as tar balls washed up on Destin, Fort Walton and Panama City Beach, Obama was busy hitting golf balls.

Just as Adam was quick to condemn Eve, the Obama White House sees no hypocrisy in pointing out BP’s sins while denying their own.

Caught Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
One estimate reported by CNN says the catastrophe of the Deepwater Horizon platform spill could cost just the Florida Gulf Coast alone 200,000 jobs before it is all over. Yet the cost on all of us is only starting to climb. Seafood is becoming more expensive and oil prices have resumed their climb towards $80 per barrel.

It is important to note that before the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, the Gulf of Mexico was producing about 1.6 million barrels of oil per day. That is almost a third of domestic production.

If the Obama administration follows through with an overall ban on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, and further tightens the screws on exploration in Alaska, the consequences of this crisis will have a devastating affect on our oil needs.

Last week a New Orleans Federal judge lifted the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed by the President, saying: “The court is unable to divine or fathom a relationship between the findings and the immense scope of the moratorium.”

However Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar responded that he will issue a new order on deepwater offshore oil drilling.

“We see clear evidence every day, as oil spills from BP’s well, of the need for a pause on deepwater drilling,” Salazar said. “Based on this ever-growing evidence, I will issue a new order in the coming days that eliminates any doubt that a moratorium is needed, appropriate, and within our authorities.”

Expect the White House to throw its full weight behind suspension of deep water drilling. And that is bad news for the nation which desperately needs oil from the Gulf of Mexico. Without it we will be left begging OPEC.

Does BO Have A Backdoor Deal With BP?
Meanwhile BP has kicked in $20 billion to pay for their mistake. That led Congressman Joe Barton (R-Texas) to apologize to BP saying that the $20 billion escrow fund was a “shakedown” by the White House.

I think Barton was not only ignorant of the political winds but was dead wrong. I believe that BP and the White House made a deal for the Federal government to funnel that money back to BP in the back door. One of just a handful of ways for this to work would be to give BP sweet deals on future leases.

In the end it will cost the taxpayers more than it will cost BP. Still, Obama probably considers the price tag a bargain if it can turn the nation Green.

“The motivation for allowing the well to blow and prolonging the crisis isn’t merely financial, it’s political too,” writes Prison Planet. “The motto for the people who pull the strings inside the Obama administration, people like Rahm Emanuel and Hillary Clinton is to ‘never let a good crisis go to waste’—and Obama himself has certainly taken that to heart over the course of the last two months.”

Prison Planet speculates that Obama and BP are joined at the hip: “The Obama administration has aggressively exploited the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to manufacture an artificial urgency in an effort to speed the passage of cap and trade in pursuit of a ‘green economy,’ an agenda firmly supported by the transnational oil corporations Obama is claiming to be reigning in. British Petroleum is one of the founding members of the cap and trade lobby, and has consistently lobbied for greenhouse gas restraints… and subsidies for oil pipelines, solar panels, natural gas and bio-fuels.”

Prison Planet concludes that BP stands to profit to the tune of billions.

Unfortunately what is good for BP is not good for the U.S. Some economic studies have indicated that going Green costs 2.2 jobs for every new job created.

In the Gulf, not only are shores being infected with a killer sludge, but now the Federal government is putting a moratorium on drilling. At stake are hundreds of thousands of jobs for people who have neither the time nor the money to go to yacht races or country clubs. It is their, and even our, paradise lost.

Yours for real wealth and good health,

John Myers
Myers’ Energy and Gold Report

The Treaty Of Versailles

On June 28, 1919, the First World War officially came to an end when France and Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles with the Allies. The German delegation, which had been forced to sign the punitive agreement, signaled their attitude by breaking the ceremonial pen.

The treaty required Germany to pay such onerous reparations to the victors that the country was impoverished for the next two decades. The terms were regarded with such bitterness in Germany that many historians believe they were directly responsible for the rise of Nazism and World War II.

One little footnote that has been almost forgotten: President Woodrow Wilson, the most powerful person at that conference, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1920 for his efforts there. As Henry Kissinger could testify, it would not be the last time the “peace” prize had very little to do with achieving a just and lasting peace.

—Chip Wood

GOP Senators Block New Spending Package

GOP senators block new spending package Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said that he will pull a Democratic-backed economic relief bill from the floor after it was defeated for the third time last week.

The proposed spending bill would have provided $16 billion in aid to debt-ridden states, allowing them to avoid laying off thousands of government workers. If passed the measure would have also extended emergency unemployment benefits to more than 1 million individuals who have been out of work for at least six months.

In order to offset the cost of the bill, Democrats planned to increase taxes on investment fund managers and domestically produced oil, according to the Associated Press (AP). The unemployment insurance extension program, however, would have contributed to the already ballooning federal deficit.

Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) joined every Republican in defeating the measure, which fell three votes shy of the 60 needed to overcome a GOP filibuster.

"It adds new taxes and over $30 billion to an already staggering $13 trillion dollar national debt," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has said that President Obama will continue to push the Senate to pass the bill in hopes of avoiding a "double-dip" recession.

Meanwhile, the House passed a $6.4 billion piece of legislation last week that will delay for six months a 21 percent pay cut for physicians who treat Medicare patients. The bill, which was passed in the Senate last week, will now head to the president’s desk for his signature.
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Pine Bark Extract May Help Combat Hay Fever Symptoms

Pine bark extract may help combat hay fever symptoms Results of a new study suggest that pycnogenol, an antioxidant extract derived from the bark of French maritime pine trees, may safely reduce the severity of symptoms associated with hay fever.

For the study, Canadian researchers randomly assigned 60 confirmed allergy sufferers to take a pill form of pycnogenol or a placebo twice daily for the entirety of hay fever season. Patients in each group were allowed to use non-prescription antihistamines during the study period.
Throughout the course of the treatment, participants had blood taken and were asked to record the severity of their symptoms by filling out self-administered questionnaires.

At the conclusion of the study, the average nasal and eye symptom score for those taking the natural supplement was much lower than that of the control group. Furthermore, study group participants had significantly lower levels of IgE antibodies, which correspond to the severity of hay fever symptoms.

The investigators also found that only 12.5 percent of participants who were randomly assigned to take pycnogenol felt the need to take non-prescription antihistamines during the study. In contrast, nearly 50 percent of those in the placebo group took allergy medications.

"For the many people seeking alternatives to conventional treatment for [hay fever], pycnogenol may represent an effective and completely natural solution, void of any side effects" said lead author Malkanthi Evans.
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Conservatives Up In Arms Over Florida Governor Abortion Stance

Conservatives up in arms over Florida governor abortion stanceEarlier this month Florida Governor Charlie Crist vetoed a bill that would have required a woman to get an ultrasound before an abortion, in an apparent reversal of his earlier pro-life stance. In response, a conservative group launched an ad campaign targeting the governor who is running for the United States Senate later this year.

The conservative organization called Family Research Council (FRC) Action PAC unveiled a radio ad campaign that urges state residents to oppose Crist and his policies. The ad is also part of the FRC campaign to help elect Crist’s conservative opponent Marco Rubio.

"Governor Charlie Crist used to claim to be pro-life. Now he’s just pro-Crist. Since leaving his party he’s decided he’d rather be pro-abortion, removing the pro-life section from his website and vetoing a bill that would allow women to see an ultrasound of their child before having an abortion," the ad states.

It makes a reference to the governor’s departure from the GOP earlier this year to run as as an independent when it became clear he wouldn’t have his party’s support.

Florida fiscal and social conservatives have billed Rubio as a pro-family and pro-life candidate.
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Congress Comes A Step Closer To Financial Overhaul

Congress comes a step closer to financial overhaulOn June 25 lawmakers approved a bill that reconciles the House and Senate Wall Street reform proposals, clearing the way for final votes on what has been described as the most sweeping financial sector overhaul since the 1930s.

Legislators worked through the night to cap a two-week-long session and reach a historic agreement on the reform that will impose greater oversight of hedge funds and derivatives market, limit proprietary trading by banks and possibly break up firms that are deemed "too big to fail," according to media reports.

Investors will also gain more power to sue credit rating agencies, which have been implicated in the 2008 financial meltdown, and a consumer protection agency will be set up.

President Obama praised the compromise saying that "we are poised to pass the toughest financial reform since the ones we created in the aftermath of The Great Depression."

However, not everyone seemed to share his views. William Isaac, the former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), said that the bill does not accomplish its goals.

"We haven’t done anything to repair this 100-year-old regulatory structure," he said, quoted by Bloomberg.

The final votes in the full House and Senate are expected to take place this week, and congressional leaders hope to send the bill to Obama by July 4.
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Eat More Fat! Well… Nature’s Healthy Fat

There is a nasty word out there in the weight loss world, and it’s “fat.”  Everyone is trying to lose weight, to lose “fat.” All the diet foods are labeled “fat free” to be appealing to dieters, even if they are laden with sugar. When people see an overweight person they say, “Oh man, look at that fat person.”

But fat is not just a bad word. In fact, there is an entire family of fats that are beloved by healthcare professionals because they are healthy for you.  In fact, these fats are not only healthy, they are essential for your body. They are known as omega-3s, or omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-3s are the good-for-you unsaturated fatty acids comprised of the polyunsaturated trio of a-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

While the omega-3 fatty acids are the big buzz word of today where healthy living and weight loss are concerned, they were actually discovered way back in the 1930s. During that decade it was found that these polyunsaturated fats were necessary for normal human growth to occur.

In the 1970s researchers studied the diets of the Eskimos of Greenland and discovered that two of the three omegas (DHA and EPA) were essential to heart health. The Eskimos were consuming large doses of these fatty acids through their seafood-rich diet. Moreover, they showed almost no signs of cardiovascular disease. That’s because these omega-3 fatty acids naturally reduce triglycerides and arterial plaque while reducing heart rate and maintaining healthy blood pressure. What an amazing family of fats.

Now where most supplements have to add the tag line “these claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),” two of the three omegas HAVE been evaluated. In fact, EPA and DHA have both been awarded “qualified health claim” status by the FDA.

Here’s the statement from the FDA:

“Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA [n−3] fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.”

The Canadian Government has done additional research and has publicly stated: “DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, supports the normal development of the brain, eyes and nerves.”

As one might guess, with the rise in popularity of the omega-3 fatty acids, advertisers are producing supplements and adding it to foods or just prominently labeling those foods that already have these good fats in them. A diet high in fish is all that is needed. But for those of you who either don’t enjoy fish or who want more omega-3s in your diet, the highest doses can be found in krill oil, fish oil and flaxseed oil supplements.

No matter how you look at these omega fats, they are good for you and essential for health. Who said all fat was bad?

—Dr. Mark Wiley

Opposition To Kagan Nomination Mounting

Opposition to Kagan nomination mounting A growing number of American voters believe that the Senate should not confirm Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan following the hearings that are scheduled to commence this week, according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey.

The poll found that 42 percent of Americans now oppose Kagan’s confirmation—up nine points from the last survey conducted the week after President Obama nominated her for the seat. Of the more than 1,000 registered voters polled, a total of 35 percent support Kagan’s nomination, while 23 percent remain undecided.

However, the vast majority of those surveyed feel the Senate hearings will be no more than a formality, as 84 percent believe she will be confirmed.

Meanwhile, with only a handful of days remaining before the final vote on her confirmation will take place, Republican leaders are making their final push to discredit Kagan—a nominee that they feel has very little practical, real-world legal experience.

Ms. Kagan "has less legal experience than any judge in the last 50 years…and most of her work has been political work," Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said in a recent interview with Fox News.

In fact, Kagan admitted that the majority of her work with the Clinton administration was of a political nature.

"Most of the time I spent in the White House, I did not serve as an attorney; I was instead a policy adviser," she said during a 2007 speech at West Point, quoted by The New York Times.
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California Considers Statewide Boycott Of Arizona

California considers statewide boycott of ArizonaIn response to Arizona’s controversial new immigration law, several California Democrats plan to introduce a resolution to boycott the Grand Canyon State, according to the Associated Press (AP).

While several major cities, including Los Angeles, have approved economic boycotts over the last few months, California would be the first state to officially oppose the law.

If passed, the resolution would force California officials to issue a travel advisory on visits to Arizona and would end all investment deals between the two states. Furthermore, it would allow lawmakers to officially petition Major League Baseball to reconsider letting Arizona host next year’s All-Star Game.

"The Arizona law undermines fundamental civil rights and civil liberties, and poses a special threat to people of color that live in and travel through Arizona," said State Senator Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles).

A total of 40 Democrats, but no Republicans, signed the resolution, which now heads to a legislative committee for debate.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-0 last week to ignore its own boycott of Arizona and extend a contract with a Scottsdale-based red-light camera operating company. Fox News reports that the city’s deal with American Traffic Solutions made Los Angeles $6 million last year alone.
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Chief Afghanistan Commander Resigns After Criticizing Obama Administration In An Interview

Chief Afghanistan commander resigns after criticizing Obama administration in an interview General Stanley McChrystal was removed from his position as the commander of the United States armed forces in Afghanistan last Wednesday after he and his aides ridiculed several members of the Obama administration during a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

Soon after accepting McChrystal’s resignation, President Obama told reporters that it was not the general’s policies or war strategy that led to his demise, but rather the disparaging remarks that he made toward Vice President Joe Biden, National Security Adviser James Jones and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry.

"The conduct represented in the recently-published article does not meet the standard that should be set by a commanding general," said Obama. "It undermines the civilian control of the military that is at the core of our democratic system, and it erodes the trust that is necessary for our team to work together to achieve our objectives in Afghanistan."

In the interview, one of McChrystal’s aides said that Obama was unprepared for his first meeting with the general—an encounter that he described as a "10-minute photo-op."

"Obama clearly didn’t know anything about [McChrystal]," the staff member told the news source. "Here’s the guy who’s going to run his war, but he didn’t seem very engaged—the boss was pretty disappointed."

Just an hour after accepting McChrystal’s resignation, the president nominated former Iraq commander General David Petraeus to take his place.
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Omega-3 Supplements May Help Treat Major Depression

Omega-3 supplements may help treat major depression Patients suffering from major depression who do not have anxiety disorders may be able to reduce the severity of symptoms by taking daily omega-3 supplements, according to a new University of Montreal study.

Lead investigator Francoise Lesperance and her Canadian colleagues recruited 432 male and female participants who were recently diagnosed with major unipolar depression and randomly assigned them to receive either fish oil supplements containing high levels of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) or placebo tablets.

For patients suffering from depression and anxiety, the eight weeks of treatment with omega-3 supplements was statistically ineffective. However, depressed patients who were not diagnosed with an anxiety disorder experienced a considerable reduction in symptoms. The effectiveness of the treatment was comparable to standard antidepressant therapy.

Lesperance noted that many individuals who are diagnosed with depression refrain from taking conventional antidepressants due to the adverse side-effects associated with many pharmaceutical drugs.

"Many of these treatments have not been adequately evaluated," he added. "That is why it was important to assess the efficacy of omega-3, one of the most popular alternative approaches."

The fish oil capsules used in the study were composed of 1,050 milligrams (mg) of EPA and 150 mg of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
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Indecent Disclosure…

At least Hank Johnson, the man who undoubtedly makes Georgia’s Fourth Congressional district proud, managed to keep pronouncements on the impending nautical doom faced by the residents of Guam out of his speech on the House floor last Thursday afternoon.

Johnson, speaking in defense of the DISCLOSE Act now headed for the Senate after passing the House, did manage to remind everyone Outside the Asylum why the average American holds Congress in only slightly lower esteem than dog fighting entrepreneurs. When Hank exalted the greatness of the abominable—and superbly monikered—Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On who’s Spending in Elections, not only did he speak out against the 1st Amendment, he did so by noting BP (which bestowed greater financial largesse on Barack Obama than anyone else in the last two decades) and Goldman Sachs (which has shoveled twice the ducats to dems, and practically has a branch office in the OEOB, if not the White House.)

To be fair to our pal Hank, he is nowhere near as desperate for a Thorazine prescription as his predecessor, Cynthia McKinney. But when a Democrat Congressman rises in support of a bill which abrogates part of the Bill of Rights, and cites his OWN PARTY’S heavyweight swag-haulers as his inspiration, I’m allowed to roll my eyes a bit.

Had his staffers been on—or even near—the ball, they might have stopped him from serving up two of the DNC’s sugar daddies. They also might have noticed who’s exempt from the tenets of the bill, and what it really means.

Proponents of the DISCLOSE ACT claim that it introduces a new measure of decency to electoral politics. What it actually does, by way of lowering the reporting requirements for certain individual donors, is toe the liberal line to a “T.” It fits all the clichéd criteria. It “levels the playing field.” It brings “fairness” back to the table. It helps Democrats spout talking points: “blah blah… little guy… blah blah.”

But America is the land of opportunity, not the land of fairness. In this boy’s America, we have the right to TRY for the brass ring, not be handed the hardware free of charge. If life in the land of the free was all about fairness with a capital “F,” either you’d be driving a V-12 Aston Martin—or Warren Buffett would be tooling around Omaha in a ’98 Corolla. OR—you’d both be carpooling in a ’64 Trabant.

Big-time political donors already have to show their ID at the electoral door. What the DISCLOSE ACT commands is the disclosure by corporations, 527’s and non-profits of each individual donor within their folds who donate more than $600 to the cause. Under DISCLOSE—not only does BP or Goldman Sachs have to pony up their CEO’s name on the donor rolls, but they have to give up the fifth floor janitor.

That’s a violation of the 1st Amendment (not to mention the 5th, if we donate to Hank Johnson.) We have a right to speak our minds in this country. We should have a right to back up that speech with our dollars, if we choose; despite the best efforts of McCain/Feingold, DISCLOSE and the rest of the ever-increasing thought police arsenal. Nowhere is it written that we must open ourselves up to retribution.

DISCLOSE actually means activists—and worse—can hassle Buffett if they don’t like his candidate choices. Buffett can staff out the ugly phone calls, and the “activists” can’t breach his security perimeter. Your spinster aunt with the bad hip ALWAYS answers the phone, and her security perimeter is Tinkerbell, the 6-pound Pomeranian.

Left-wingnuts will point to the inclusion of labor unions amidst the throng of political players covered by the tenets of DISCLOSE. But the average labor union dues in the United States are $425—well under the DISCLOSE disclosure floor, meaning Big Labor catches a Big Break.

The Libs will also note the controversial exemption granted to the National Rifle Association (NRA). However, the Sierra Club and the AARP are among a host of left-leaning gangs who get to step through loopholes. Add Big Labor’s goons to the mix, and while the right gets Hector, the left gets the whole Greek army.

The truth is, if your spinster aunt wants to donate her life savings to Zippy the Pinhead, or even Hank Johnson, that’s her money to spend; her speech to make.

Yours as well—for now.

Things You Should Know About The Opposition To EDTA Chelation

What is EDTA Chelation?

Ethylene diaminetetracetic acid (EDTA) taken orally or intravenously is well known to open up small blood vessels and allow them to be more elastic. Angina pectoris and lower extremity claudication are the two classic blood perfusion problems that are often clinically improved with EDTA chelation therapy. It is known to improve blood pressure, and slow or stop the progression towards atherosclerosis.

Some Things You Should First Know About The Opposition To EDTA Chelation

Even most practicing physicians are completely unaware that less than 20 percent of all bio-medical scientific literature (including all languages) is available to you on the National Library of Medicine’s Index Medicus and its public MEDLINE access at www.pubmed.com. Therefore, doing a computer search for positive outcome studies using EDTA chelation therapy in the treatment of cardiovascular conditions will be deceptively negative.

Unfortunately, there are studies in which negative results from EDTA appear to be scientifically proven. But when we look at these studies we can see how researchers report negative result interpretations of what are actually positive results. More specifically, these negative misleading reports were the 153-patient Danish study, the 17-patient New Zealand study, the 20-patient infusion Heidelberg Trial, the most recent Canadian PATCH study published in 2002, and several such studies used to persuade and confuse.

Unfortunately, once they publish their junk reports to discredit EDTA chelation into mainstream medical journals, the professional community becomes misled and biased against chelation. In fact, you will find that most of the peer-reviewed literature available on the National Library of Medicine’s public access website (www.pubmed.com) is quite stacked with negative results and opinions towards the use of EDTA chelation for cardiovascular conditions (conditions other than lead poisoning).

For example, authors like R. Magee who published his opinion in the Medical Journal of Australia in 1985 stated the following: “Edetate disodium (EDTA) is a chelating agent which has no place in the treatment of atherosclerosis and its complications. Also, its toxic effects can cause other problems which may lead to a fatal outcome. Proper investigation and treatment may sometimes be delayed by a patient’s faith in such therapy.”1

But this same author (R. Magee) published an opinion paper in another Australian journal in 2002 entitled, “Quacks: fakers and charlatans in medicine.” In this “scientific paper” he further pushes his dogmatic views: “Alternative medicine has always had an attraction for some members of the community, and this has extended into the twentieth century. Examples are given of therapies, such as that for the treatment of cancer and arterial disease, in recent years that can only be described as modern-day quackery.”2

Yet there are thousands of physicians who have witnessed the value of chelation therapy in practice and who are familiar with the supporting literature. They have no substantial financial incentive to show benefits of chelation therapy.

For example, these authors also published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and state the direct opposition to R. Magee. They conclude as follows: “The authors conclude that EDTA chelation therapy is a valuable therapeutic option for vascular disease, either alone or in conjunction with standard treatment protocols.”3

And a seasoned scientist from U.C. Berkeley published the following: “EDTA chelation therapy appears to achieve revitalization of the myocardium, and is a viable alternative or adjunct to revascularization. Fish oils are now proven to help revitalize vessel wall endothelia and to partially reverse atherosclerotic damage. Being safe and having proven benefits, chelation therapy and fish oils can be integrated together with nutrients, lifestyle-dietary revision, exercise, and medications as necessary, into a cardiovascular revitalization strategy.” These latter authors present various interventions that are proven beneficial in their papers, while the anti-chelationists report only the negative information about chelation.

You might be interested to also know that statistical analyses of the more carefully performed studies on chelation show that the probability that these positive results are due to random chance alone ranges from less than one in 1,000 to less than one in 10,000. You deserve to be informed of the risks and benefits of all types of valuable interventions, not just the ones that are highly profitable for doctors and pharmaceutical companies. So now let me share with you just some of the eye-opening research in favor of EDTA chelation.

Research In favor Of EDTA Chelation

Oral EDTA Chelation Is Actually Extremely Safe—It’s In Your Food

Did you know that taking an oral chelation supplement is many times safer than taking an aspirin a day? The Journal of Chronic Disease reported in 1963 that EDTA was approximately one third as toxic to the body as aspirin.4 And toxicological studies demonstrate it to be over five times more dangerous in rat studies.5 However, that was before the effect of aspirin on a bleeding stomach was fully realized. Now, more than 40 years later, Dr. Gary Gordon, the leading authority on oral chelation, has declared EDTA “300 times safer than aspirin!”

And if oral EDTA is considered “a true health hazard,” then why has the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it for use in foods that are enjoyed by everyone from our youngest babies to our oldest seniors? EDTA, first synthesized in Germany in 1935, is a simple amino acid, very similar in composition to common household vinegar. According to drug safety standards, EDTA has been shown to be three times safer than aspirin.

EDTA so safely binds to harmful oxidizing transition metals in our foods that its widespread use is easily justified to stabilize fats, oils and vitamins… to keep potato products from turning brown… to keep fish and shellfish looking fresh in the supermarket… to maintain the flavor and consistency of milk products… protect canned vegetables… and can hardly be considered a true health hazard. In fact, your personal consumption of EDTA from food sources has been estimated at between 15 milligrams (mg) and 50 mg per day, though it can safely be given in doses up to 1, 000 mg daily to adults.

From 1970 to 1980 approximately 100,000 U.S. patients received in excess of 2,000,000 treatments of EDTA chelation without one report of significant toxicity.6 I will venture to say that this “drug” exceeds the safety of any and every other drug currently used in medicine.

Oral EDTA Chelation Removes Toxic Metals

Oral chelation with EDTA is known to cause your body to excrete the toxic minerals lead (toxic to brain and nerves) and cadmium (toxic to kidneys) out your urinary tract.
Did you know that even a slightly increased lead level raises your chance of death by 46 percent? Two important studies expose what many toxicologists have been saying for years about the destructive effect that metals have on brain function. In a 2002 article in Archives of Internal Medicine the analysis of a study conducted between 1976 and 1992 of 4,292 individuals from age 30 to 74 were found to have a slightly elevated blood lead level—comprising 15 percent of the population. Among these people with slightly elevated blood lead levels there was a 46 percent increased death rate (all-cause mortality) compared to those with completely “normal” blood lead levels.

Actually, there is no safe lead level. In other words, any detectable lead level is a risk to your health. The New England Journal of Medicine, 2003 reported a consistent and direct correlation with blood lead levels in children and their worsening IQ levels at ages 3 and 5 even down into the “normal range,” such that there is no safe level of lead. They concluded with saying, “These findings suggest that more U.S. children may be adversely affected by environmental lead than previously estimated.”

But the ability of oral chelation to eliminate toxic metals gets even better. The University of Michigan recently hosted scientists and researchers from all over the world at a conference on toxic heavy metals. Along with the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of chelation for a wide range of conditions, a study on oral chelation was presented showing the heavy metal urine analyses on 14 patients ages 29 to 73 before and then after only one dose of an oral chelation EDTA product. Results showed a significant excretion of all six of the toxic heavy metals most commonly encountered. The following are the average percentages of heavy metal excretion increases in the 14 patients after just one day of oral EDTA: Aluminum: 229 percent; Arsenic: 661 percent; Cadmium: 276 percent; Lead: 350 percent; Mercury: 773 percent; and Nickel: 9,439 percent! So please don’t be scared into thinking that oral chelation is a “health hazard” because you may lose some trace elements along with the toxic ones. In fact, let me comment on trace element excretion and oral EDTA.

Oral EDTA Chelation—Trace Mineral Excretion Effect Easily Overcome

It is true that along with causing you to lose toxic heavy metals, EDTA can also cause you to lose the important trace minerals zinc and calcium if you don’t get enough in your diet. That is why the simple recommendation to supplement with zinc and calcium with oral chelation has proven to more than make up for this trace mineral excretion. Essentially, the potential of trace mineral depletion of any consequence to your health is minimal according to the research by Dow Chemical and also a 2000 report published in Food Chemical Toxicology.7, 8 Even better news is that EDTA appears not to deplete the trace minerals cobalt, chromium and copper. Fortunately, EDTA causes a slight retention of the beneficial trace mineral magnesium.9

Other research shows that trace minerals become even more bio-available with oral EDTA.10 At the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) Bioavailability Conference, the ENVIRON International Corporation’s report regarding mineral absorption revealed that EDTA is a dietary factor that enhances the absorption of zinc with protein, cysteine, citrate and methionine.11 Therefore, making the blanket statement, “EDTA is not recommended for oral use” based on its trace metal excretion properties is like advising you to never drive your car because of your risk of getting into a dangerous accident—or abstaining from eating fruits and vegetables because of the risk of pesticide poisoning. Therefore, let me point more benefits of EDTA chelation. I do not include in this report the thousands of individuals that have received benefit from oral chelation and reported it to True Health

Dosing with oral EDTA is much more liberal since absorption is much less, estimated at 5 percent to 18 percent of I.V. EDTA. Given the established safety of EDTA, in clinical practice doses of 300 mg to 1,000 mg daily is found to be safe and effective. Unless a patient has kidney disease, there is no ongoing monitoring needed and there are no adverse reactions being reported in millions of patient doses.

Benefits On Heart And Blood Vessels—Amazingly Effective

Studies showing the benefits of EDTA chelation began in 1953 when Dr. Norman Clarke Sr. and associates of Detroit, Mich., began using EDTA chelation to reduce coronary heart disease. In 1956, they had treated 20 patients who were suffering from chest pain. Out of the 20 patients, 19 had "remarkable" improvement in symptoms.12

For several years, many small studies and clinical observations were growing among open-minded physicians who saw the tremendously expensive mainstream medicine’s approach to treating heart disease—open heart surgery.

Did you know that from 44 percent to 85 percent of coronary artery bypass surgery has been routinely performed without patients even meeting criteria for benefit?13,14 Yet mainstream medicine (where the power and the money is) consistently supports such flagrant abuses of surgery all the while ignoring EDTA chelation therapy. These over-riding recommendations come from the cardiovascular surgeons, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology. Yet even the American Medical Association admits that 44 percent of coronary artery bypass surgeries are done for inappropriate reasons.15

In this environment further studies continued to demonstrate successes with EDTA chelation therapy, only to penetrate the minds of physicians willing to find safer treatments for mild to moderate heart and blood vessel conditions.

A Retrospective Study Of 2,870 Patients Shows 89 Percent Get Good Or Marked Results!16

In 1988 a 28-month retrospective study of 2,870 patients with documented atherosclerosis and other degenerative illnesses, researchers Efrain Olszewer, M.D. and James P. Carter, M.D., Dr.PH., found that when they were treated with disodium magnesium EDTA chelation therapy there were remarkable benefits in multiple areas of health.

  • 76.9 percent of treated patients with ischemic heart disease had marked improvement and 17 percent had good improvement.
  • 91 percent of treated patients with intermittent claudication (sign of advanced peripheral vascular disease) had marked improvement and 8 percent had good improvement
  • 24 percent of treated patients with cerebrovascular and other degenerative cerebral diseases had marked improvement and 30 percent had good improvement.
  • Three of four treated patients with scleroderma had marked improvement and one had good improvement.
  • 75 percent of all patients with symptoms of vascular origin had marked improvement
  • In summary, 89 percent of all treated patients had marked or good improvement independent of pathology!

Improvement By 80 Percent To 90 Percent Found In A 470-Patient Prospective Study17

In 1993 two well-respected Danish doctors, Hancke and Flytlie, measured improvements in several different criteria among 470 patients who were followed for six years after receiving chelation therapy. They found a 90 percent improvement reported in 265 patients with documented coronary artery disease. Of these, 65 had already been referred for bypass surgery before chelation. And an impressive 58 out of these 65 improved so dramatically after chelation therapy that completely avoided surgery. For those patients using nitroglycerine to control their angina chest pain, 189 out of 207 were able to reduce their consumption because of EDTA chelation, and most of these discontinued nitroglycerine altogether. And 24 out of 27 patients awaiting foot or leg amputation actually avoided surgery.

EDTA Chelation Therapy Gets 88 Percent Improvement In Cardiovascular Function: A Meta-Analysis

In 1994 researchers L. Terry Chappell, M.D., and John P. Stahl, Ph.D., performed a meta-analysis of currently available studies using I.V. EDTA chelation therapy for cardiovascular disease. In their search they identified 40 articles on the subject. Of the 19 studies which met their criteria for a valid study, there were 22,765 patients included. Their analysis revealed that on average there was an 88 percent positive relationship between EDTA therapy and improved cardiovascular function as demonstrated by clinical improvement and also by objective before-and-after testing. Then, to add confidence in the effectiveness of EDTA treatment, they collected unpublished "file drawer" data from 32 clinicians who utilize intravenous EDTA and found improvement in 1,086 of the 1,241 patients (88 percent).18

As a result of historical success and ongoing clinical satisfactory results with patients, an estimated 1,526 U.S. doctors currently recommend EDTA chelation as a central focus of therapy to their patients. And chelation therapy has been given to more than 1 million Americans and 3 million patients in Canada, Europe, Australia and South America.

Benefits On Blood Thinning And Possibly Cholesterol-Lowering

There is evidence that oral EDTA also has the health benefit of causing an anticoagulant and anti-platelet effect. This is thought to occur through its effect of chelating calcium ions.19,20 Other ways it has been shown to keep your blood thin is by prolonging prothrombin time21 and has effects on platelets22 and cell membranes23 and is thought to lower cholesterol.24

Benefits On Musculoskeletal, Skin, Neurological And Cardiovascular Symptoms

After an approximate 26 infusion of EDTA plus multivitamin and mineral replacement, the following conditions improved: 25

  • Of 101 patients with musculoskeletal complaints, there was a 31 percent improvement.
  • Of 64 patients with skin complaints, 28 percent had improvement.
  • Of 108 patients with neurological complaints, 23 percent had improvement.
  • Of 130 patients with heart or blood vessel complaints, 22 percent had improvement.

Benefits On Diabetes

EDTA and supplemental chromium have both been shown to improve blood glucose, lipids and insulin activity in diabetic patients as reported in the December 1999 issue of Biological Trace Element Research26 Testomonials to this are also mounting with the use of oral EDTA chelation supplements.

Unforeseen Benefits

As millions of Americans and others around the world continue to use I.V. chelation therapy, they are reporting other health benefits not studied in clinical studies. The following is a sampling of results I have personally read from patient testimonials regarding an oral chelation product:

  • High cholesterol, homocysteine levels and blood pressure are reduced to normal levels.
  • Irregular heartbeat and palpitations are reduced or eliminated.
  • Chest pains are eased and chronic shortness of breath is reversed.
  • Heart and brain vessel blockages are dramatically reduced.
  • Cold, numb and painful extremities are warmed and soothed.
  • Swelling of the lower legs and ankles are alleviated.
  • Painful and stiff joints are alleviated.
  • Blood sugar imbalances are improved.
  • Chronic infections are less frequent.        
  • Enlarged prostate symptoms are reduced.
  • Insomnia is replaced by deep, restful sleep.
  • “Floaters” in the eye diminish.
  • Male erectile problems are reversed.
  • Age-related cognitive decline and memory loss are halted or even improved.
  • Skin problems vanish—face regains youthful elasticity.

Summary

Indeed, opponents to EDTA chelation therapy have made it a controversial subject, but it really isn’t. The truth is, most doctors are inexperienced in chelation and understand little about how it works. They are simply uninformed.

Consider the treatment costs of cardiovascular disease using standard interventions to Americans is over $100 billion dollars annually, and one bypass graft surgery alone is approximately $44,000 including all costs involved. This “standard of care” surgery has been harshly criticized to be over-prescribed and often unnecessary by numerous leading medical doctors and authorities. Yet the machine of orthodox medicine continues to charge Americans the big bills—even though nearly 20,000 people die every year as a result of bypass graft surgery or balloon angioplasty.27

Finally, when you consider that there are 1.2 million new and recurrent heart attacks per year in the U.S. annually, along with 15.8 million victims of angina28, doesn’t it make sense to find a safe and effective alternative to standard treatments for this condition? EDTA chelation therapy is part of the better answer, and oral chelation is the simplest way to get a constant low dose of EDTA to open up or keep open small arteries for optimum blood flow to organs.

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  • 3 Chappell LT, Janson M. EDTA chelation therapy in the treatment of vascular disease. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 1996 Apr;10(3):78-86.
  • 4 Foreman H. Toxic side effects of EDTA. Journal of Chronic Disease (16) 319-323
  • 5 In The Scientific Basis of EDTA Chelation Therapy by Bruce Halstead, M.D. (1979, Golden Quill Publishers, Colton, CA) reference is made to toxicological studies of Barnes (1964), Stecher (1968), Christensen (1974), and Catsch (1976).
  • 6 In The Scientific Basis of EDTA Chelation Therapy by Bruce Halstead, M.D. 1979, Golden Quill Publishers, Colton, CA.
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The Leftist’s Ideal

The American Left would like America to be more like China. Senator Joe Leiberman (I-Conn.) said as much when touting the need for his Internet Kill Switch bill, which would give the President the authority to shut down the Internet in a time of national emergency.

Well, here is what goes on in China, as reported last week in London’s Daily Telegraph:

Parents who believed their children died in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake because school buildings were shoddily-built petitioned the Chinese government to release its findings in a post-earthquake investigation. About 60 parents that were attempting to deliver the petition were instantly arrested by police.

“The police came right away and took us away,” said one parent, who managed to flee.

In a related story, a Chinese activist who conducted his own investigation into the earthquake—and who had previously written about the violent 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square—was sentenced to five years in prison in February for subversion.

The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman once wrote: “One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages… Our one-party democracy is worse.”

That’s where the Leftists would have us go.

The Bilderberg Planning Session Ends: What’s In Store?

Forget global warming. It’s off the table. The new push from global climate “science” is going to be global COOLING.

How do I know? It was one of the main topics at the Bilderberg 2010 conference June 4-6 in Spain. That’s where the movers and shakers in government, politics, finance, industry, labor, education and communications—as the group’s own website says—meet in secret for “informal and off-the-record discussion about topics of current concern especially in the fields of foreign affairs and the international economy.”

These are the New World Order folks. This was their 58th annual meeting

In the coming months expect to hear a lot of talk in the main stream media and out of the fascists in government on the issues of social networking and cyber technology (this has already started—see Kill Switch Would Kill The Internet). A world food crisis of some kind will manifest itself. Medical science will be a hot topic—perhaps another “medical emergency” created by Big Pharma and hyped by the World Health Organization (WHO), much as the false pig flu epidemic of 2009 was. And the solution will enrich select drug companies and WHO researchers.

Financial reform was a hot topic (already there’s been talk in Congress of propping up the International Monetary Fund, and a move toward a new global currency is in the works); perhaps efforts to prolong the economic crisis to open the way for a global economic governance. Energy (the BP spill dominated discussions), Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran (were plans for the coming strike hammered out?) and relations between Europe and the United States were other topics.

Of course you didn’t see any news about the Bilderberg meeting if you watched the Big Three news networks or cable. And even though Donald Graham, the chairman and CEO of The Washington Post Co., was an attendee, none of the major U.S. newspapers covered it, either. (Though The Post has already published an editorial pushing a Bilderberg policy by calling for making the International Monetary Fund a global overseer.)

Two rapporteurs, as they call them across the pond, from The Economist were on the guest list. I wonder when their report on the meeting will appear in print.

About the only reporting from the conference came from the British newspaper The Guardian and a couple of people representing alternative media, like long-time Bilderberg chaser Jim Tucker of the American Free Press—the type of coverage that the Internet kill switch bill would eliminate.

Who are these movers and shakers that—as even they are now admitting—meet to shape world policy and push for one world government?

From the U.S. representing government you have former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former World Bank head James Wolfensohn, former Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman, Assistant Secretary of State Phillip Gordon, Barack Obama’s special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke, Undersecretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs Robert Hormats, Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag, former Treasury Secretary and current Co-Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Robert Rubin and former Fed Chairman Paul Volker, now the chairman of Obama’s economic recovery board.

From the university side are Harvard professors Martin Feldstein and Niall Ferguson and the President and Director of Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Eric Lander.

From the U.S. corporate side are Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates (whose foundation recently spent $10 billion to give deadly vaccines to children around the world), Google CEO Eric Schmidt, financier and Trilateral Commission member Timothy Collins, Goldman Sachs board member and Trilateral Commission member James A. Johnson, Alcoa head and former Bayer AG and Citigroup board member Klaus Kleinfield, Kohlberg, Kravis Roberts and Co. (KKR) head Henry Kravis and Paypal founder Peter Thiel.

Do you recognize the names of any of those corporations? They’ve been in the news a lot lately regarding the collapse of U.S. financial system. There are still others representing corporations and think tanks that shape policy and influence the elected elitists who aren’t important enough to be invited to the meetings.

From Europe there are corporatists and bankers and heads of state—some with names you’d recognize like Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (a major shareholder in Royal Dutch Shell), former European Commission Vice President Viscount Etienne Davignon, former NATO Secretary General Javier Solana, Queen Sofia of Spain, Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Grecian Minister of Finance George Papaconstantinou and members of parliament from several European nations.

Important people, all. Is it likely they have four or five days—with travel and all—to sit around and shoot the breeze and jawbone about the world’s problems like a bunch old geezers at the local coffee shop?

Not hardly. Which is why the claims from official Bilderberg documents that they pass no resolutions, take no votes and issue no policy statements stretch credulity. Especially after 58 years.

They may not do any of those things for public consumption. But you can bet that behind closed doors—which are locked to all but the chosen few and guarded by a security team that would make the Secret Service look like a bunch of amateurs—a lot of decisions were made on upcoming world events.

The New World Order folks were dealt a setback when the emails exposing the hoax of global warming were leaked. They thought that was their ticket to one world governance. And a few of them have publicly lamented that so many are awakening to their existence.

But they’re not done. Cap and Trade is one of their brainchildren, and the BP spill has been like a defibrillator for that atrocity’s heart. Obama is promoting open borders—while holding Arizona hostage—and the Russians and Chinese are pushing a global currency. And they know Obama is on board with the Small Arms Treaty (Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said so) that would effectively eliminate personal ownership of firearms—one of their and the United Nation’s main goals. Obama’s just got to find a way around that pesky Constitution (can you say Elena Kagan?)

Hold on to your hats. After all the rah-rahs, glad handing and back slapping in Spain, the globalists are once again amped up and the push for global governance is on.

Does The HIRE Act Only Pertain To Money Repatriated To The US?

Dear Bob,
I have a question about HIRE (Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment). My understanding is that for now you can transfer money to a foreign bank account, insurance company, etc. I am not sure that I understand where the controls come in. Is it when we take the money out and repatriate it to the US that the 30% is deducted and the bank reports all the data to the USG? And what if the transfer is not to the US, but another foreign bank where one has a residency? Is that reported to the USG also or does the HIRE act only pertain to money repatriated to the US?

Or is it when we make the deposit to the foreign entity that the reporting takes place. I have on your advice recently purchased an annuity through BLS. Has the insurance company already reported this to the USG? Or will they have to do so in 2013?

I would appreciate any clarification you might be able to give me.

Thank you.
Max Lund

Dear Max,
The full ramifications of HIRE are still being sorted out but here is what I understand:
The purpose is to identify what Federal government considers recalcitrant account holders (that is those who may try to avoid U.S. tax laws). In fact, the words recalcitrant account holders are found numerous times in the bill. It applies to accounts exceeding $50,000. The controls come when you try to bring your money back into the country. At that time the foreign institution is supposed to deduct the 30 percent and remit it to the U.S. Treasury. It appears as if it applies even if you transfer the money from one foreign bank to another. The reporting of information includes your tax identification number, name, address and account balance or value. The reporting is done on existing and new accounts.

According to Zero Hedge (zerohedge.com): "One thing we are confused about is whether this law is a preamble, or already incorporates, the flow of non-cash assets, such as commodities, and, thus, gold. If an account transfers, via physical or paper delivery, gold from a domestic account to a foreign one, we are not sure if the language deems this a 30 percent taxable transaction, although preliminary discussions with lawyers indicates this is likely the case."

Best wishes,
Bob

Organization Steps Up 'Right To Die' Campaign

Organization steps up 'right to die' campaign A nonprofit organization that provides counsel, support and guidance on the right to die issue has launched a billboard campaign in several states to raise awareness and promote dialogue on what it sees as a basic human right.

The billboards appear in New Jersey, Florida and California to highlight The Final Exit Network’s belief that terminally ill but mentally competent adults have the right to make a decision to end their lives when its quality becomes unacceptable. The organization states that it sees this as each individual’s right to choose that should not be restricted by law, clergy, healthcare providers or even family members.

"FEN does not encourage anyone to end their life, does not provide the means to do so and does not actively assist in the person’s death," said the organization’s president Jerry Dincin.

"We do, however, believe in the ultimate human right of people to end their lives when circumstances justify, and to have support in carrying out their plan," he added.

Earlier this year, The Final Exit Network praised the Supreme Court of Montana for its decision to uphold the legality of physician-assisted suicide, making the state the third in the nation to do so.

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Mexico Joins Legal Battle Against Arizona Immigration Law

Mexico joins legal battle against Arizona immigration law Mexico filed a brief with the United States District Court last Tuesday challenging Arizona’s controversial new immigration law. Officials with the Mexican government argue that the statute is unconstitutional and endangers the rights of thousands of citizens who legally visit the U.S each day.

The new law creates "an imminent threat of state-sanctioned bias or discrimination, resulting not only in individual injury but also in broader social and economic harms to its citizens," read the brief.

"Mexican citizens will be afraid to visit Arizona for work or pleasure out of concern that they will be subject to unlawful police scrutiny and detention," it added.

The motion also notes that the new law would adversely affect the relationship between the U.S. and Mexican governments, and could hamper the two nation’s collaborative effort to fight drug trafficking and border violence, according to Fox News.

By submitting the brief, Mexico formally joins one of five separate lawsuits that challenge the law, which is scheduled to go into effect on July 29.

In response to Mexico’s legal action, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer reiterated her belief that the "immigration enforcement laws are both reasonable and constitutional."
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