An article by The Center for Public Integrity, https://www.publicintegrity.org/2018/08/06/21999/disease-bearing-ticks-head-north-weak-government-response-threatens-public-health states, “As Disease-bearing Ticks Head North, Weak Government Response Threatens Public Health.”
Now that’s something we can both agree upon.
What I completely and unequivocally disagree with is this statement:
“The CDC says rising temperatures are partly to blame for the tripling of mosquito-, tick- and flea-borne illnesses from 2004 to 2016, but Maine’s governor, a climate skeptic, is tying health officials’ hands.”
This statement is called gunny-sacking which by definition means that rather than focusing on an important key point with basis in truth, you lump a bunch of unrelated issues together, some of which are true and some of which are unsubstantiated or even false, and whallop folks over the head, hoping they won’t notice inconsistencies.
- First, since when did the CDC become a believable source of information? I take everything they say with a grain of salt. This group is so rife with conflicts of interest they make The Joker in Batman look like the good guy. https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/11/29/spider-attacks-cdc/, https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/04/06/cdcs-troubling-lack-of-research-ethics/, https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/03/21/congress-receives-vaccine-safety-project-details-since-the-cdc-fda-ignore-their-own-data-and-proclaim-vaccines-do-not-cause-autism/, https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/09/25/speaking-of-fake-science-fifty-seven-million-anti-trust-lawsuit-against-cdc-lyme-tests/, https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/05/15/news-release-on-57-1-million-lyme-disease-lawsuit-filed-against-cdc/
- Second, even if we believe what they say, please note the specific words partly to blame. In other words, even the CDC – the joker of facts, admits climate change is only partly to blame.
- Third, the gunny sacking begins with lumping mosquitos, ticks, and fleas in the same sack. They are different bugs with different mating, feeding, and ecological needs. According to independent tick research John Scott, ticks are ecoadaptive and will find a way to survive the harshest environments: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/08/14/canadian-tick-expert-climate-change-is-not-behind-lyme-disease/ Scott and his wife both have Lyme/MSIDS and have seen the mismanagement of the issue for decades. He even states:
“The climate change range expansion model has been used to rationalize how they have done nothing for more than thirty years. It’s a huge cover-up scheme that goes back to the 1980’s.” Scott says, “even the ticks are smarter than the people who have concocted this thing.”
Those are pretty bold statements coming from an infected tick expert.
BTW: for those of you new to this crazy world, ticks have been found on beaches, in caves, underneath picnic benches, on rocks, on birds and other animals, blown into swimming pools, falling off trees, and I’ve found them climbing my walls: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/06/07/where-ticks-are-and-what-they-carry-science-conversation-with-dr-cameron/, https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/07/13/tv-anchor-speaks-out-about-lyme-disease/. I’m sure they’ve been found just about everywhere. If you like Stephen King, here’s a goodie for bed-time reading: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/07/30/ticks-found-on-eyeball-buttocks-and-penis/
If there’s one thing I’ve learned on this journey from hell it’s that those who are infected have a vested interest in getting down to the bottom of things. They are more open minded, search harder, and do not blindly swallow past research. They frankly, NEED answers for themselves. It’s far more than just a job with a paycheck for them. It’s also important to point out the obvious fact that being an independent researcher, Scott doesn’t answer to the people paying the bills. So if “inconvenient” facts are discovered, he feels no pressure to hide the information. I wish this could be said of others doing work in the Lyme/MSIDS area.
- Fourth, and perhaps most importantly, the lumping together of Maine’s governor being a climate skeptic tying officials’ hands, is the worst gunny-sacking of all. Let me be clear: not swallowing the climate change propaganda does not mean you don’t care about controlling insects and lessening human suffering!
Have we really devolved to infantile name-calling?
The real quote that says it all is:
“It’s disheartening for folks who work in climate and health. When politics come into play they feel beat down a little.”
—Chelsea Gridley-Smith, National Association of City and County Health Officials
OK, now we are getting somewhere. Bottom line – someone feels put down.
Translation: someone didn’t get some money – typically in the form of a grant.
And, if we are talking politics, they are clearly on the side of the climate changers. It is used as a cat call for researchers seeking grant money despite inconclusive results. The media, similarly to the vaccine issue, is clearly biased and promoting climate change. Period. Gone are the days where journalists just print the facts. They now feel compelled to tell you how to think as well.
But, we have to ask ourselves, how is this article going to affect real research that needs to be done for Lyme/MSIDS patients?
For one, if a person takes this article at face value it will make you think that climate change research is what’s important and this “climate change skeptic” from Maine is stopping that from happening…when nothing could be further from the truth.
A tick experts claims they’ve been doing climate change research regarding ticks and Lyme for years and have ZIPPO to show for it. Patients aren’t helped one iota.
Do we really need more climate change research or do we need more research on how to properly test, treat, and help patients who have been suffering and have been ignored for over 40 years? Of course we need to research how to stop ticks from transmitting disease but….
How is climate data going to help any of this?
You can show all the EM rashes you want. You can quote disgruntled employees who feel “beat down a little,” you can state it’s all being hog-tied by a climate change skeptic, you can show maps of ticks marching North, and you can even show cute crayon-colored pictures by children, but some of us out here are on to you.
In the end – it’s all about money.
What it isn’t about is patient care.
Let me be clear: the federal government’s failing to prioritize Lyme/MSIDS research has NADDA to do with climate change.
Don’t be duped. Don’t swallow the bait. Think for yourself.
For a great read: https://edberry.com/blog/climate-physics/agw-hypothesis/climate-change-emperors-have-no-clothes/? “According to the scientific method, it is impossible to prove a theory is right. But climate alarmists ignore the scientific method and simply BELIEVE their theory is right. They don’t have time for any stinkin’ proof they are wrong.
This post is “stinkin’ proof” they are wrong. Yes, Virginia, it IS possible to prove a theory is wrong.”
And remember – above all – it’s important to question things and to seek out answers for yourself. Often, the answers you find will fly in the face of accepted public opinion.
It’s your life.
Live it with conviction.