While one of America’s largest cities is being ripped in two, most Americans appear to be far more interested in the drama surrounding Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce. As Charlotte braces for a third night of rioting and violence, the mainstream media is full of headlines such as “Welp, the Jolie-Pitt Divorce Got Real Depressing Real Fast” and “Even the Dalai Lama has something to say about Brangelina’s divorce.” Yes, the “Brangelina divorce” is an important cultural moment that illustrates our ongoing moral and social decay, but what is going on in Charlotte is far more important. Trust in our most important institutions is deeply broken, and Americans are increasingly choosing chaos and violence over peaceful discourse. For a very long time I have been warning that these kinds of riots were coming, and the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted every day is starting to rapidly disappear.
Angelina Jolie Calls for War With Syria When Speaking at the United Nations.
Is brain cancer ‘prevention’ next?
Do I believe that Angelina Jolie really had a mastectomy and her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed?
NO, … but here’s for the poor women who do …
Well, if you really want to understand how to prevent and cure breast and ovarian cancer, then these books are highly recommended:
– Dr. Ann Wigmore: The Hippocrates Diet and Health Program Price: $12.43
– Become Younger Price: $9.95
Oh, and always “follow the money”:
– Angelina Jolie, corporate patents on genes, and the U.S. Supreme Court (Natural News, May 16, 2013):
Currently, women who want to test themselves for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes must pay as much as $4,000 for the test due to the monopoly “ownership” of those genes by Myriad Genetics. But now that the Supreme Court has ruled such patents are invalid, prices for the test should drastically fall over time as competition enters the picture. Ultimately, the test could eventually be offered for as little as $100.
Damn, that medical scheme didn’t work out, so lets try removing some ovaries and tubes instead …
– Angelina Jolie has ovaries, fallopian tubes removed to cut cancer risk (CNN, March 24, 2015):
Two years after she underwent a double mastectomy to cut her cancer risk, actress and U.S. envoy Angelina Jolie has had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes for the same reason, she wrote in the New York Times Tuesday.
Jolie, 39, carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Her mother was diagnosed with the latter at age 49 and died seven years later.
In her New York Times op-ed Tuesday, Jolie said she had been planning the latest preventative surgery for some time.
As the sun sets in Athens, we thought a moment of reflection was worthwhile. Greek stocks are now down 13% – the biggest single-day drop since (drum roll please) the crash of 1987… led by total carnage in Greek banks (down 15-25% on the day). Greek bond yields exploded, 3YR +183bps to a new post-bailout high at 8.32% (and inverted to 10Y).
– Bloodshot hollow eyes, emaciated arms and rambling on the phone: Haunting video of Angelina Jolie the heroin addict (Daily Mail, July 9, 2014):
Her eyes are bloodshot and hollow, her arms emaciated and scratched.
Pacing about her living room, Angelina Jolie picks at her skin with her filthy fingernails as her self-proclaimed drug dealer films her in a rambling phone conversation with her father.
Take a look at this:
From the article:
NOTE: This story is not relevant to more than 99% of American women.
Why? Because more than 99% of women do not have the BRCA1 mutation — or the BRCA2 mutation, for that matter.
And if the 1% would live a healthy lifestyle and learn about the Gerson Therapy, then they would never ever get cancer (unless they would move to Fukushima maybe).
– What Angelina Jolie forgot to mention (CNN, May 20, 2013):
Editor’s note: H. Gilbert Welch is a professor of medicine at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and a co-author of “Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health.”
CNN – I first saw the headline early Tuesday on Real Clear Politics, a political news site where I generally start my morning. It’s not where I expect to see a story on breast cancer.
Then I checked my e-mail messages — they all seemed to be about Angelina Jolie’s op-ed. Students in my undergraduate class wanted to discuss it in our next session. Colleagues expressed concern and wondered what the right response was. People I don’t even know sent e-mails.
One, from a research fellow at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, nicely summed up the general concern: “I fear that this disclosure will motivate other women to undergo preventive mastectomy, even though they do not need it.”
Wow. Maybe I should read it.