This week Dave is talking about mefloquine rages, one of the more unpleasant symptoms of quinism especially if you are around to experience one for yourself. Such rages are not uncommon in people that have PTSD, however the ones associated with quinism are the result of damage to the brainstem and cerebral cortex caused by mefloquine.
In fact these so called mefloquine rages are actually a type of seizure, and often come with other symptoms. Our Dr. Dave breaks it down and explains that people with mefloquine toxicity aren’t assholes when they go off like this, and have no control over it just like someone with epilepsy cannot make their own seizures stop.
Rally der afholdes i Edmonton, andre byer i stedet.
Meddelelsen fra Marj Matchee kom ikke som nogen overraskelse, den fjerde årlige veteran’s Mefloquine Rally i Ottawa den 19. september annulleres som et resultat af pandemien. Protokollerne om social distancering og rejser tillader simpelthen ikke det lige nu. Det er uheldigt, men dette er den virkelighed, vi lever i nu, og vi må tilpasse os den i overensstemmelse hermed.
I stedet annoncerer Marj, at rallyet finder sted i Edmonton på et sted, der endnu ikke er bestemt, og at hun håber at se andre stævner i byer og citater over hele Canada og verden lørdag den 19. september kl. 1300 lokal tid. Uanset om rallyet er i Edmonton eller Ottawa, vil meddelelsen forblive den samme.
Det er tid til det fjerde årlige Veteran Mefloquine Rally på Parliament Hill.
Lad os gøre vores stemmer hørt !!
Den årlige Veteran Mefloquine Rally er en fremragende lejlighed til at nå veteraner, deres familier og plejere, og dem, der endnu ikke har forbundet de prikker, som deres sundhedsmæssige problemer kan skyldes dette stof.
Som en del af dagsordenen for denne rally fokuserer vi opmærksomheden på:
1. Genåbning af Somalia-affæren
2. Beder den canadiske regering om anerkendelse af den skade, der er gjort for de mennesker, der blev beordret til at tage dette stof. Dette har været i mindst 27 år.
3. Regering finansieret forskning for at finde en kur eller måder at håndtere den sundhedsmæssige og mentale skade, der er gjort på vores veteraner
Dette er vores år !!
Retssagen mod masse-tortur vinder fart. Lad os bringe den energi til bakken.
Detaljer om placeringen af rallyet i Edmonton vil blive annonceret, når arrangementerne er afsluttet. Uanset hvor du er i verden, det være sig Edmonton, Ottawa, New York, Rom, Edinburgh, Berlin, Paris, Sydney eller andre steder, marker 19. september på din kalender og begynd at planlægge.
Lad regeringerne vide, at intet vil forhindre vores stemmer i at blive hørt, ikke i år eller på noget andet.
Okupljanja koja će se održati u Edmontonu, drugim gradovima.
Najava Marja Matcheeja nije iznenadila, četvrti godišnji skup veterana meflokvina u Ottawi 19. rujna otkazan je kao rezultat pandemije. Postojeći protokoli koji se odnose na socijalno distanciranje i putovanja jednostavno to trenutno ne bi dopuštali. To je nesreća, ali to je stvarnost u kojoj sada živimo i moramo joj se u skladu s tim prilagoditi.
Umjesto toga, Marj najavljuje da će se miting održati u Edmontonu na mjestu koje još nije utvrđeno, te da se nada ostalim mitingima u gradovima i gradovima širom Kanade i svijeta u subotu, 19. rujna u 13:00 po lokalnom vremenu. Bilo da je skup u Edmontonu ili Ottawi, poruka će ostati ista.
Vrijeme je za četvrti godišnji skup veterana mefloquine na Parlamentarnom brdu.
Neka se naši glasovi čuju !!
Godišnji meflokvinski miting za veterane izvrsna je prilika da se dođe do veterana, njihovih obitelji i njegovatelja, kao i onih koji još nisu povezali točkice koje bi zbog ovog lijeka mogle biti njihove zdravstvene probleme.
Kao dio agende ovog skupa usmjerimo pozornost na:
1. Ponovno otvaranje afere Somalija
2. Zamolite kanadsku vladu za priznanje štete nanesene ljudima koji su naređeni da uzmu ovu drogu. To traje već najmanje 27 godina.
3. Vlada je financirala istraživanje kako bi pronašla lijek ili načine upravljanja zdravstvenim i mentalnim oštećenjima koja su učinjena našim veteranima
Ovo je naša godina !!
Tužba za masovnu muku dobiva na značaju. Donosimo tu energiju u brdo.
Detalji lokacije mitinga u Edmontonu bit će objavljeni nakon što se dogovori finaliziraju. Ma gdje bili u svijetu, bilo da su to Edmonton, Ottawa, New York, Rim, Edinburgh, Berlin, Pariz, Sydney ili bilo gdje drugo, obilježite 19. rujna na svom kalendaru i počnite stvarati planove.
Obavijestite vlade da ništa neće spriječiti da se naši glasovi čuju, ne ove godine niti u bilo kojoj drugoj.
The Canadians known as “The Two Michaels”, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, are to be charged with espionage by prosecutors in the People’s Republic of China. For over 18 months the two have been held in cells that are lit 24 hours a day and subjected to “interrogations” as much as three times a day. They have not been allowed contact with Canadian consular officials for months and haven’t communicated with their families since they were detained. They face the death penalty if found guilty of the trumped up charges by a Chinese court.
This is clearly retribution on China’s part for Canada’s cooperation with the United States in the Meng Wanzhou legal matter. The Huawei heiress has been afforded the due process of law that has been heretofore been witheld from the Two Michaels and that they will likely never see for themselves. While she remains on house arrest in a luxury residence, the Canadians have and will continue to languish in tortuous conditions.
Customary International Humanitarian Law
I have previously made the contention that we are in fact at war with the PRC, the Chinese Communist Party to be specific. While this may in fact be the case, internationally accepted rules of war are not applicable here because there has been no declaration of war made, nor has there been any open armed conflict between the parties. China is however in contravention of Customary International Humanitarian Law (IHL) as set out by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, and should therefore be treated accordingly by the world community.
Created in 1864, the current Geneva Conventions (adopted in 1949) are the treaties and agreements agreed to internationally that establish the rules and protocols pertaining to the Laws of Armed Conflict, specifically with regard to the treatment of prisoners and civilians during times of national or international armed conflict. In 1977 two additional protocols were adopted which were intended to strengthen protections for the victims of international armed conflicts as well as national armed conflicts (civil wars).
However, according to the ICRC:
Article 75(2)(c) of the 1977 Additional Protocol I states that the taking of hostages is an act which is and “shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever, whether committed by civilian or by military agents”
International human rights law does not specifically prohibit “hostage-taking”, but the practice is prohibited by virtue of non-derogable human rights law because it amounts to an arbitrary deprivation of liberty (see Rule 99). The UN Commission on Human Rights has stated that hostage-taking, wherever and by whoever committed, is an illegal act aimed at the destruction of human rights and is never justifiable.
Rule 96 also provides the following definition of a hostage taking:
The International Convention against the Taking of Hostages defines the offence as the seizure or detention of a person (the hostage), combined with threatening to kill, to injure or to continue to detain the hostage, in order to compel a third party to do or to abstain from doing any act as an explicit or implicit condition for the release of the hostage. The Elements of Crimes for the International Criminal Court uses the same definition but adds that the required behaviour of the third party could be a condition not only for the release of the hostage but also for the safety of the hostage. It is the specific intent that characterizes hostage-taking and distinguishes it from the deprivation of someone’s liberty as an administrative or judicial measure.
Although the prohibition of hostage-taking is specified in the Fourth Geneva Convention and is typically associated with the holding of civilians as hostages, there is no indication that the offence is limited to taking civilians hostage. Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions, the Statute of the International Criminal Court and the International Convention against the Taking of Hostages do not limit the offence to the taking of civilians, but apply it to the taking of any person. Indeed, in the Elements of Crimes for the International Criminal Court, the definition applies to the taking of any person protected by the Geneva Conventions.
Now while the Chinese haven’t overtly stated that they would release the Two Michaels if Canada were to release Meng Wanzhou, it could very certainly be implied given the timing of the events to this point. I’m not an expert in international law by any means but it does appear to me that this would meet the standard to sustain a charge of kidnapping.
That said I am going to talk to someone I know who IS an expert in international law to get his perspective on this. He’ll be able to tell me whether or not this is a viable option that could be put on the diplomatic table. In the meantime, the world needs to continue to apply pressure on the PRC to free Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
Rallies to be held in Edmonton, other cities instead.
The announcement from Marj Matchee came as no surprise, the 4th Annual Veteran’s Mefloquine Rally in Ottawa on September 19th is cancelled as a result of the pandemic. The protocols in place regarding social distancing and travel simply wouldn’t allow for it right now. It’s unfortunate but this is the reality we now live in and we must adjust to it accordingly.
Instead, Marj is announcing that the rally will take place in Edmonton at a location as yet to be determined, and that she’s hoping to see other rallies in towns and citites across Canada and the world on Saturday, September 19th at 1300 local time. Whether the rally is in Edmonton or Ottawa the message will remain the same.
Its time for the 4th annual Veterans Mefloquine Rally at Parliament Hill.
Lets make our voices heard!!
The annual Veterans Mefloquine Rally is an excellent occasion to reach veterans, their families and caregivers, and those who have not yet connected the dots that their health issues may be due to this drug.
As part of the agenda for this rally, we are focusing attention on:
1. Reopening the Somalia Affair
2. Asking the Canadian government for acknowledgement of the damage done to the people who were ordered to take this drug. This has been going on for at least 27 years.
3. Government funded research to find a cure or ways to manage the health and mental damage done to our veterans
This is our year!!
The mass-tort lawsuit is gaining momentum. Lets bring that energy to the hill.
Details of the location of the rally in Edmonton will be announced once the arrangements have been finalized. Wherever you are in the world be it Edmonton, Ottawa, New York, Rome, Edinburgh, Berlin, Paris, Sydney, or anywhere else, mark September 19th on your calendar and start making plans.
Let governments know that nothing will stop our voices from being heard, not this year or in any other.
A policy announcement has been made regarding the granting of exceptional duty hazard pay to the Canadian Forces soldiers deployed to many of our largest provinces long term care facilities. Including our own former Veterans Hospital, the last of 18 that were shut down since I joined the RCAF in 1986 before it was restored to that name.
Our own revered and respected Lt. Wolf Wm Solkin, WWII veteran extraordinaire, who along with his intrepid cohorts in Ste. Anne’s Hospital and other former federal veterans hospitals, have suffered badly since falling into the under-funded and confused management of local health authorities at Ste. Anne’s in Montreal. He and his colleagues are particularly vulnerable, captive in the centre of Canada’s worst pandemic outbreak.
As for this hazard pay gesture; it is a pat on the head once again. It doesn’t do a thing to help fight their future lifetime of insurance battles with Veterans Affairs and Manulife Financial Corporation if a single one of them gets infected and sick as a direct result of their military duties and recovers only to be left with any number of emerging post-Covid disabilities. Not everyone recovers and we are again intentionally creating wounded veterans for the greater good we all volunteer to serve – until we become disability liabilities.
Then it’s off to the insurance company gulag for you. Go find a doctor. One who loves extra paperwork there will be a lot of it. All the time. Over and over. Your new boss. A social worker, the insurance industry and the government of Canada once again but this time on poverty wages and no respect. For life until you die early. Or kill yourself.
They never admit wrong at Veterans Affairs. They never make amends. They cover up, they take and then they hide behind the legislation and regulations they write themselves.
So $78/day is fine if no one gets hurt. For the one or two who fall for life. Not so good.
An update now on an article originally posted back in October of last year called Fentanyl: Weapon Of Mass Destruction. Reports out of Asia indicate that ground zero in the fight against illicit fentanyl and methamphetamine has moved to Southeast Asia, specifically Burma. I still call it Burma because, like many, I don’t recognize the legitimacy of a name change made by an unelected ruling military junta. Hence Burma.
About ten days ago Patrick Winn, a correspondent for Public Radio International’s program The World, published an article about a massive drug bust there in which the haul was so big that it had to be displayed on a football pitch. In all 18 tons of methamphetamine, mainly in pill form, were recovered as well as about 1,000 gallons of the powerful fentanyl analogue methyl fentanyl, which has been estimated to be anywhere between 400 to 6,000 times more potent than morphine in certain instances.
The labs were set up in northern Burma near the Chinese border and according to Burma News International were run by the Sam Gor (Brother Number Three in Cantonese) Syndicate. Brother Number Three’s real name is Tse Chi Lop, a Canadian national who was born in China and is suspected of leading a large multinational narcotics network. The media have even labeled him “Asia’s El Chapo” and “The Most Wanted Man In Asia”.
Hopefully it isn’t long before Brother No.3 is captured and dealt with by Asian authorities. If he is apprehended in Canada he will be subject to the Canadian justice system and would in all likelihood be granted low bail. Then assuming he didn’t escape, made his trial date, and was found guilty he’d probably serve six months at one of Correction Canada’s many resorts, ie minimum security prisons.
BURMA ARMY’S NEW STRATEGY: Anti-narcotics move and disarmament of a militia
The seizure was made by Burma’s army, or Tatmadaw, which shortly afterwards also announced the disbandment of the Kaungkha (People’s Militia). The Kaungkha were implicated in the drug trade by turning a blind eye to, and perhaps even a profit from, the sale of illicit narcotics. The move comes as part of a sudden government crackdown on the drug trade, where in the past it had been much more lenient.
BURMA ARMY’S NEW STRATEGY: Anti-narcotics move and disarmament of a militia
There have been reports that US President Donald Trump asked Chinese leader Xi Jinping for his cooperation in combatting the problem by restricting sales of the precursor chemicals that are used in the illicit manufacture of methamphetamine and fentanyl. It appears as though this may be the case, however this does not, in my opinion, exonerate Communist China from they role that they have played up until now.
It is worth remembering that we are at war with China, again my opinion, and it is still in their strategic advantage to have North America plagued by a serious opioid drug crisis such as we have today. It is taking tens of thousands of lives and adding a huge strain on the resources and economies of jurisdictions across Canada and the United States.
Time Will Tell
But right now the main focus now needs to be on Burma to see whether or not it continues to exercise its crackdown on narcotics production. If it does, it won’t be long before the results are being seen in the streets and drug markets across North America and South Asia, and hopefully in a decrease in the number of deaths. Only time will tell.
One Canadian veteran’s years-long battle against VAC and an uncaring insurance industry.
Capt.(Ret.) Philip Brooks is a friend and brother who has been fighting the system for years. Like thousands of other veterans, he has been put through the ringer by uncaring bureaucrats in Veterans Affairs Canada and the insurance industry. He is left to suffer, having to languish in a nightmare that he must endure day after day with no respite. But, he wakes up every day ready to fight this battle no matter how broken and battered his body and brain.
He posted the following on Facebook earlier this morning.
I don’t know how to invert the Canadian flag but it really should be flown upside down today.
After 11 months of threatening my pain-reducing and functionally-critical doctor prescribed medication… a nameless faceless insurance company drone pushed a button and a non-accountable greyly worded denial spits out once again. “You can have half of what your doctors say you need” is what it said.
Six times my doctors submitted to Blue Cross strongly worded supporting documentation as if they had nothing else to do with their medical expertise.
Those at Blue Cross and the many drones dragging their hateful bodies out of bed for a paycheque no matter what they are told to do. I’m not entirely unsympathetic. I can’t imagine living their lives and that is one of the carefully considered reasons why with a university degree and established career success already under my belt I made the choice to commit my life, and my family’s life, to military service for Canada.
Only to be one seriously injured in service, on duty, and ever since relegated to deal with non-military vacuous boring inconsequential office worker existences at soulless Canadian insurance empires.
It has to be rough on the soul working at those bloodless places. No doubt they hate and resent their senseless inhuman make-work lives yet they continue to take their pay and pad their pensions and take their vacations… and abuse silenced veterans grudgingly and conditionally paying for only half my prescription medicine after cutting me off by 70% for an entire year and repeatedly putting me into grave physical distress and danger. And my family. Multiple time put into serious unnecessary medical distress. Their negligent cruel actions have caused me and my family accidents and injury.
So… to the sub-human make-work drones parasiting on Veteran blood, and especially to the nameless faceless bloodless drone who pushed the big red button to cut me off while I lie in terrible pain every single day…I am going to find you. And I am going to name you and shame you in public. I will hold your cruel behaviour out to public ridicule and that of your boss and their boss. Time to protest the insurance parasites abusing and killing Canadian veterans.
These bored unhappy worker drones are harming Canadian Veterans in the dark; hidden from real Canadians who CARE about our men and women in uniform. You are violators of Canadian decency and you need to be identified and called out.
Like Rhonda Fraser, the Manulife insurance adjuster/case manager who at a time I had lost 40% of my body weight and was regularly throwing up in pain, cut me off my LTD that was under contract from Manulife Financial Corporation. When I was out of country getting urgent medical treatment a month after my brother died and two months before my dad succumbed to cancer after a long fight. Twice she hired private detective to follow me and my Canadian service family. Spied on in my own country by my own people. And then when they didn’t find anything they cut me off anyway. Nice. This happens in Canada regularly and it’s called the insurance industry.
And let’s not forget Saira Ashraf the now-former Veteran Affairs adjuster and case manager who heavy-handedly and cruelly took over my care after Manulife abandoned me…and then also cut my off my military LTD with some insurance drivel quote in a letter “you are not participating in the way you need to”. What does that mean? She left me sick and incapacitated with no means of basic financial support and to sick to look after myself or do anything about it. For nearly three years of starvation sickness and forced deprivation Veterans Affairs ignored my protests and letters and pleas only to wake up for the pandemic. They just turned on my reduced income protection again so I can look for a home and attack the bankrupting debts which built. No back pay and not a word about “sorry we screwed you for three years”. That’s VAC. Unaccountable behemoth.
I was so sick and in such pain for untreated military injuries that I couldn’t even leave my home or take care of my own basic need each day. It’s no different today. She is fired now apparently.
How many people did she and other poorly-trained irresponsible insurance civilians at Veterans Affairs hurt that they covered up and never did anything for the injured military professionals who she abused before she was caught.
Veterans Affairs does not make mistakes and they do say sorry. It’s a tax grab and we are the bait.
I’m going to find out who took the decision to cut me off and I am going to publish their identity and explore their lives in detail here with you and we will compare what I have done for the country and what they have done for Canada.
It’s the CEO of Manulife who is ultimately responsible and it is the backwater Minister of Veterans Affairs Lawrence McCauley, the internationally preening Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and the well paid carefully appointed backstabbing sellouts like former General Walter Natyncyzk who backstab we who served and make their livelihoods grinding injured veterans under the make-work insurance bus. Nice going. How do you sleep at night. (Ans: On silk pillows.)
Canada’s injured soldiers are not here to prop up industry. The government is always looking for a spin-off or an exit against their obligations and commitments to Veterans. Unlike prisoners society has a debt to us. How about getting that straight for once and stop looking for how our suffering can benefit you.
Veterans Affairs is an abusive degrading and dehumanizing insurance game and the worst of their incompetence is ONLY applied to our most sickest and most vulnerable; our brave injured. Blue Cross and Manulife more tentacles of the same Hydra.
Another great and informative video from the Papa Bear of Canadian Veteran’s Mefloquine Advocacy.
It was great to hear from Dave again as he talks about mefloquine toxicity and the brain damage that it causes. It’s responsible for causing PTSD-like symptoms such as nightmares but will also cause mayhem in the digestive tract and destroy the vestibular system creating another wealth of adverse symptoms like vertigo.
Dave suffers from both mefloquine toxicity (chronic quinoline encephalopathy or quinism) and PTSD as a result of his service while deployed overseas in Africa, twice. Over the years he has built up a wealth of knowledge on the effects of quinism, PTSD, and the role that diet and nutrition play in treating them both.
As always I urge you to stop and listen to Papa Bear for half an hour, it could save you a lifetime of grief and suffering.