Peace and Prosperity Ron Paul Institute's flagship blog Copyright Ron Paul Institute Wed, 23 Nov 2022 18:35:33 GMT Wed, 23 Nov 2022 18:35:33 GMT Vitamin D: A Cheap, Effective, and Ignored Coronavirus Countermeasure Adam Dick

In February, I wrote about doctor and libertarian communicator Ron Paul’s advice from early on in the coronavirus panic that people be outside and active in the fresh air and sunlight — exposing themselves to protective vitamin D, and about this advice having been backed by a new study out of Israel.

Dr. Paul had it right all along. In contrast, I wrote that government “public health experts” were using their large platforms throughout the coronavirus panic to tell people to “just lock themselves away in their homes” while “providing just about no advice on anything people could do ahead of time to prepare their bodies to fend off coronavirus.” These so-called experts would not even mention vitamin D or any other supplements, medicines, or activities that could aid people in fending off coronavirus. Such self-help measures were an off-limits topic.

Just stay at home doing nothing to help yourself until you are so sick you have to seek admission to a hospital was the advice of the so-called experts. This advice was particularly troublesome because, by the time people’s medical problems were so bad they went to a hospital, it would be much more difficult to reverse these medical problems even if the right measures were undertaken. Also, hospital protocols, especially early on, often amounted to conveyor belts to death for coronavirus patients. Prevention and early treatment were the best course. But, such was largely unmentioned.

Only when the falsely-claimed “safe and effective” coronavirus “vaccine” shots became available did the “public health experts” finally recommend any purported preventative measure beyond stay at home, mask, and “social distancing” quackery. Their message changed some, but remained horrendous for people’s health.

Writing Tuesday at The Blaze, Daniel Horowitz provides details of a new study published at Nature adding to the evidence that boosting people’s vitamin D levels was an effective, though often ignored, means to prevent people from becoming sick and dying from coronavirus.

Even as the coronavirus panic fades into history, Horowitz notes in his article that the importance of vitamin D in fending off illness persists. He writes:
Just consider how safe, cheap, and broadly beneficial vitamin D is for so many other health concerns. This benefit was known from day one, yet it is still being kept quiet, even as concerns grow about a virulent flu and RSV season, and we know vitamin D is an immunomodulator against all respiratory viruses. We know almost half the U.S. population is deficient in D (82% of black people), and many more could probably use a boost. Where are the health department bulletins warning about this, as they do for getting boosters of mRNA gene juice? Where is the obsession to test people’s D levels to ensure they are above 40-50 ngs/mL, just like the obsession about COVID testing? Every pediatrician is being incentivized to shove one vaccine after another on children, but how many even know their patients’ D levels?
Hopefully, more and more people will learn the good news about vitamin D and refuse to take on faith the advice of government “public health experts” — two significant steps toward better health.]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2022 18:35:33 GMT
New York Fed and Big Financial Companies to Start Testing the Ominous ‘Digital Dollar’ Adam Dick

It’s official: The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced Tuesday that it and a group of big financial institutions will be testing, over a 12-week period, use of “digital dollars” — the term now often being used to describe a central bank digital currency (CBDC) from the Federal Reserve. CBDCs threaten to eviscerate privacy and enable direct and sweeping control over who can spend how much and on what, all based on the desires of financial and governmental elites.

Michael Maharrey provides more details about this new CBDC pilot program and its ominous nature in a Wednesday Schiff Gold article you can read here. Maharrey concludes his article with the following warning:
As with most things the government does, you should be wary of the digital dollar. It has a dark side that you can be sure the mainstream will mostly ignore.
That is indeed the case. Thus, it is important that individuals who value liberty spread the word about the threat posed by the “digital dollar” and other CBDCs.]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2022 23:47:39 GMT
Marijuana Legalization Wins on the Ballot in Two States Adam Dick

In August I wrote about marijuana legalization ballot measures that would be voted on in the November 8 election in five states — Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Here is an update on the results of those votes held on Tuesday of this week: While legalization failed to win majority approval in three of the states, it was approved in Maryland and Missouri.

That brings the number of states where marijuana has been legalized up to 21.

Jacob Sullum wrote at Reason about the votes on these ballot measures, as well as voters on Tuesday also approving psychedelics decriminalization in Colorado and establishing a prohibition on local police fining or arresting people for possession of small amounts of marijuana in five Texas cities. You can read his article here.

When Sullum wrote his article, the outcome of the Colorado psychedelics vote was not yet determined. On Friday, the win for decriminalization was recognized.
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Some State Governments Say ‘No’ to Coronavirus Shots Mandate for Students Despite CDC’s Childhood Vaccine Schedule Change Adam Dick

In October, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory committee voted to add yearly experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots to the CDC’s childhood vaccine schedule. Many state governments have a history of looking to this CDC schedule to guide their imposing of shots mandates for students.

Which states will follow along to mandate the newly added shots? As we start the month following the committee’s vote, it is good to take a look across the country to see what different state governments have done to protect against or welcome the CDC schedule’s addition of these yearly shots that have proven to be neither safe nor effective and that are asserted to target a threat that has been long known to pose a miniscule risk of serious sickness or death for children. Young adults in college have also tended to be at very low risk, though you wouldn’t know it from the draconian policies many universities imposed in the name of countering coronavirus.

Compounding the absurdity and detestability of including the coronavirus shots in the CDC’s childhood vaccine schedule is that the much-hyped coronavirus that people were worried about during the coronavirus scare is long gone. What is not gone is the risk of serious sickness or death from the shots.

Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo advised well when he posted the following at Twitter last week:
Parents, don’t hold your breath… CDC & FDA abandoned their posts. Keep sticking with your intuition and keep those COVID jabs away from your kids.
Unfortunately, when faced with a shots mandate for school attendance, many parents may, against their better judgment, give in to the pressure and authorize their children being given the shots. Older students at universities that have more commonly imposed coronavirus shots mandates since last year have faced similarly terrible pressure to take the shots.

The good news is that, according to tracking by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), 21 state governments have taken at least some action to prohibit mandating coronavirus shots for students.  Still, even where state governments have taken action against mandated coronavirus shots for students, there is in many cases room to make that protection against pushing these shots on students both stronger and broader.

Check out NASHP’s map of America where you can see information regarding states standing up against or supporting mandated coronavirus shots for students. Put the cursor over a state to find out some details regarding a particular state’s policy on mandating the shots.]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2022 23:34:14 GMT
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Report: Even President Biden Is Aggravated by Ukraine President’s Nonstop Demand for More Money Adam Dick

President Joe Biden has been a top pusher for the United States and other governments to shovel an apparently never-ending supply of money and weapons to the Ukraine government, while imposing sanctions on Russia that have severely hurt some sanctioners while seemingly leaving the sanctionee doing just fine. “Anything for Ukraine” seems to be the tack of Biden and his cohort who are using the country as a means to attack Russia.

Still, even Biden appears to have his limits in avoiding aggravation in response to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky’s habit of nonstop demanding money, weapons, and additional assistance from other countries’ governments as if he has a right to it. That is the revelation of individuals privy to a June call between Biden and Zelensky as reported Monday at NBC News. The NBC News article begins as follows:
It’s become routine since Russia invaded Ukraine: President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speak by phone whenever the U.S. announces a new package of military assistance for Kyiv.

But a phone call between the two leaders in June played out differently from previous ones, according to four people familiar with the call. Biden had barely finished telling Zelenskyy he’d just greenlighted another $1 billion in U.S. military assistance for Ukraine when Zelenskyy started listing all the additional help he needed and wasn’t getting. Biden lost his temper, the people familiar with the call said. The American people were being quite generous, and his administration and the U.S. military were working hard to help Ukraine, he said, raising his voice, and Zelenskyy could show a little more gratitude.
Nevertheless, Biden continues to push for the US and other governments to keep dumping more money into the Ukraine War rathole. Indeed, the NBC News article notes that Biden is seeking congressional appropriation of tens of billions of dollars in additional aid to Ukraine during the lame duck session before the new Congress convenes in January.]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2022 19:13:32 GMT
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Dennis Kucinich Says Use Diplomacy to End War Adam Dick
While most Republican Congress members are just as adamant in their support for sending more and more weapons and other aid to the Ukraine government to perpetuate war with Russia, at least some Republican Congress members have voted against such spending.

In a new interview with host Robert Scheer at Scheer Intelligence, Kucinich, who is an Advisory Board member for the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, addresses the appalling blanket support from Democratic President Joe Biden and Democratic Congress members for pursuing the war in Ukraine. Kucinich also opines on the quick retracting this week of a group of thirty Democratic House members’ letter to Biden that challenged the pro-war party line by merely requesting Biden consider using diplomacy to resolve the ongoing war in Ukraine.

The government of Russia, in contrast with that of the US, has been open to negotiation.

The “put down” of the 30 Democratic House members for “simply asking for diplomacy,” Kucinich states in the interview, is “a powerful symbol” showing that “Democrats are buying all in on continuing to prosecute” a proxy war against Russia that both is “very expensive” and is “causing loss of life of innocent Ukrainian people.” Given this situation, comments Kucinich, “it’s time to go to the negotiating table.”

Kucinich states that during his time in Congress that ended in January of 2013 he “led Democratic efforts against wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria,” and “worked to end a war in the Balkans and to divert war against Iran.” “What’s happing now, though,” continues Kucinich, “is that Democrats seem to be making support for the war as a test of party loyalty, and that is totally wrong; it is dangerous.”

Speaking of the dominant approach of US politicians in regard to policy toward both Russia and China, Kucinich warns:
Just suffice it to say that what we’re seeing, both in the ratcheting up of tensions with China and the continued prosecution of the war in Ukraine which is squarely aimed at trying to displace Russia as a world power, what we’re seeing in that is a misguided attempt to try to assert American hegemony. And that era is over. The world is changing. We cannot pursue policies by force, and when we tried to do it over the last 50 years it’s generally been a disaster. So, you know, I think that this is an inflection point — the Democratic Party slapping down 30 Democrats who said ‘look let’s try for peace, let’s negotiate because if you don’t negotiate you’re going to escalate.’ And that’s the path that we’re on right now — escalation.
Instead of more escalation, Kucinich offers that diplomacy is what is now needed. He states in the interview:
The political system is set up to exclude anyone who dares challenge the prevailing orthodoxy, particularly about war. And, yet, challenge it we must because this trajectory that we’re on, unless it is corrected through negotiations, will end up in a much wider war, and we’re slowly reaching that precipice from which one mistake — one mishap — could trigger something much broader in terms of conflict. And, the fact that the leaders don’t recognize that right now shows that we have a failure of political leadership.

Diplomacy is difficult. It requires intelligence and patience. But, the only way the wars are going to end — can end — is at the negotiating table.
Listen to Kucinich’s interview here:

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Ron Paul Shares Stories from the US House of Representatives on the Tulsi Gabbard Show Adam Dick
Paul left the House in January of 2013, just before Gabbard joined the House as a Democrat from Hawaii.

Stories Paul shares in the interview open a window on the workings of the House. The stories deal with subjects including Paul avoiding hiring employees for his office who had worked elsewhere in the House, a fellow representative voting “yes” on the USA PATRIOT Act despite knowing the right vote was “no,” House members walking up to a desk to see which special interests support and oppose bills up for votes, Paul’s practice of voting against the awarding of Congressional Gold Medals, and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Henry Hyde telling Paul in the lead-up to the Iraq War that the US Constitution provision requiring a congressional declaration of war is “anachronistic” and can just be ignored.

Watch the interview here:

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President Biden’s Underwhelming Marijuana Pardons Adam Dick

In an October 6 statement, President Joe Biden declared “I am announcing a pardon of all prior Federal offenses of simple possession of marijuana.” That sounds like a big deal. But, it turns out to be quite underwhelming.

In fact, Biden’s action apparently will not result in the release of even a single person from federal prison. Jamiles Lartey explained in a Saturday article at The Marshall Project:
As far as bold acts of mass clemency go, it won’t lead to many people getting out of prison. In fact, it will lead to none. According to the White House and a report this week from the U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) there is no one currently in federal custody for simple possession of marijuana.
Back in July of 2015, when then-President Barack Obama was announcing commutations resulting in the actual release from federal prisons of some individuals convicted for drug law violations, I advocated that Obama should do much more. After noting that nearly half of federal prisoners were incarcerated for drug convictions, I wrote:
The proper action is to eliminate the drug crimes portion of all federal prison inmates’ sentences. This would result in people convicted only of drug crimes being immediately freed. People convicted of drug and other crimes would be freed as soon as they have served the portions of their sentences arising from nondrug convictions, meaning many of them would be freed immediately as well.
Seven years later, I similarly advise that Biden should take this bold action that would free many federal prisoners.

Informed individuals dedicated to protecting liberty, such as three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul, have long understood the dangers of the US government’s drug war and called for its termination. Indeed, this stand was a component of Paul’s campaign message in his 1988 campaign as the Libertarian presidential nominee. Thirty-four years later, many individuals are still confined in US prisons for drug war crimes. What a disgrace.]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2022 23:39:04 GMT
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Ron Paul Discusses the American Economy and US Foreign Policy in New Interview Adam Dick Libertarian communicator Ron Paul discussed the American economy and United States foreign policy, including the ongoing war in Ukraine, in a new interview with host Jay Martin at the Jay Martin Show. In the 45-minutes interview released on Tuesday, Paul has the opportunity to get into the details of these important matters.

Watch the interview here:

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The Mises Institute’s New Animated Series, ‘America: From Republic to Empire’ Adam Dick

In 2020, the Ludwig von Mises Institute posted at its website an animated series titled “Economics for Beginners” that provides an informative and engaging introduction to economics. While the presentation is good for anyone interested in an introduction to the topic, it seems especially well suited for youngsters.

Now, the Mises Institute has posted the first episode of a new animated series titled “America: From Republic to Empire.” The new series, as the name indicates, promises to provide an introduction to the development of the United States into an empire.

Watch the first episode “What Is an Empire?”
here, and check back at that web page later for more episodes of the new series.]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2022 19:39:39 GMT
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