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Started by Thymian - Last post by velzan
John R. Benneth abused Oregon voters. September 1996, usenet:

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From: Jack Hammer <j...@teleport.com>
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Date: 1996/09/21
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Subject: CLINTON, COUGARS ROAM THE STREETS
see tag for free radio

PORTLAND- Oregon voters, through the intitiative process, erected another
statute during the last debacle of democracy banning the hunting of
cougars with dogs. Now with my dogs idle, mountain lions are coming down
into urban areas, through my back yard and over to the grade school at
about the same time Clinton has wandered into town.

The number of cougars sitings, encounters and attacks has risen
dramatically since the cougar hunting ban. One just happened the other
day.

My son and I jog to school every day. I run with my son primarily because
of the danger from human predators. Now I've got a new wildcard to watch
out for.

Our run takes across a major wildlife artery that passes into town, a
large creek whose tributaries fan out into hills coming out of the
piedmont from the Cascade mountains. All kinds of wildlife use this feral
freeway to make jaunts into town, and now that there has been an explosion
in the cougar population, the king of the Pacific Northwest jungle has
come down the creek to check out mall life, too.

Gresham, Oregon cops last week shot a 180 lbs. cougar they treed after the
animal peered through the front door of my son's schoolhouse.  Cougar
usually won't go after a man, but they've been known to take down women
joggers, and they certainly wouldn't hesitate to nail a kid.

An autopsy of the rogue male revealed a couple half digested house cats.
He certainly wasn't going hungry.

According to my debating partner from high school, Randal O'Toole, now the
publisher of Different Drummer, a libertarian think rag, the cougar
population/human encounters should inevitably stabilize, since hunting had
the affect of killing off older cougars who have better man sense.
The speculation about the increased cougar population is that
younger cats are driven out of the mountains by the older ones.

I think the silly Oregon voters are ignoring something, and that is that
cougar hunting with dogs dates back into the misty reaches of aboriginal
time. So there is actually a symbiosis that has developed between man, dog
and cougar that we all, as differennt species under the same roof have
come to live with, even depend upon.

My lion hounds are getting fat and lazy. And now cougars are looking at
schoolhouses in the same way politicians look at them, as if they were
larders. I just didn't think it could happen so fast.

John Benneth, Libertarian candidate for the cougar infected Oregon Senate
District 11, agrees. Benneth is calling for an immediate common law
abatement of the illegal ban and is asking hunters to revive their
traditional, customary hunts, and to govern their own hunts via
sortition or lottery.

Benneth also agrees that voters are dangerous and is joining with me in
calling for a moratorium on voting. So when I say that people who vote are
dangerous, I mean it. Come on folks.  Get real. Stop voting now, before
more people get maimed or killed, because of somebody's rampant act of
altruism. Don't give this lousy system of government another day of
believing it has any legitimacy.

And let's add politicians to the list of feral predators that need to be
hunted with dogs. All except Benneth, that is.


-jac

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Is he drunk? Even sober he isn't clean. Some days later Benneth targets Jerry Andrus, the magician (http://jerryandrus.org/).

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From: Jack Hammer <j...@teleport.com>
Subject: Jerry Andrus and the Cure for All Cancers
Date: 1996/10/05
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To: Jerry Andrus, World Reknowned Magician, Master of Optical Illusions
and Skeptic
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Dear Jerry:

In light of many of your comments to me regarding the ineffectiveness of
alternative cures for cancer, I think it is incumbent on you, a great dean
among magi's, famous for your perspicacity of illusion, to not only
analyze, but investigate and prosecute most vigourously the information
appended below.

A cure for all cancers? A parasitical genesis only in the environment of
isopropyl alcohols? Is this a fraud, a hoax, or has indeed someone
unlocked a previously shut door to the etiology of cancer?

We are both medical layman, professed agnostics tag no doctrinal
appelation to our names. We try to view the world in common sense,
logical terms.

I would be happy to try to arrange for you to lead, or participate, in a
serious investigation of Hulda Clark's claims.

This is a put up or shut up challenge. Perhaps you could suggest who else
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And, still, you have seen nothing yet...

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 on: September 15, 2014, 10:26:22 PM 
Started by Thymian - Last post by velzan
The honorable fraud John R. Benneth runs for Senate, in 1996, according to official files:

http://www.oregonvotes.gov/pages/history/archive/nov596/other.info/senlist.html

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Official Candidate List
State Senate
1996 General Election
...
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State Senate, District 11 - 1111

John Benneth - (L)
 2102 SE Cleveland Ave.
 Gresham, OR 97080
 503-667-3179(H) 503-667-3179(W)

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Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722
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A necessary comment concerning the details: (H) = Home (W) = Work

503-667-3179(H) 503-667-3179(W)

You noticed it? The phone number is the very same: home = work. So, the phone number is acknowledge by the state, the name is acknowledged, and his street address, back in 1996.



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 on: September 15, 2014, 10:06:18 PM 
Started by Thymian - Last post by velzan
There was and is a lot of infantile nagging by querulent John R. Benneth. The war he fought with James Randi left lots of traces in the net. In his own domains he whined and spat, like he now does, even at Youtube. The following file is from Benneth's domain marius.net.

DO NOTE: The emphasizing is by Benneth!

http://web.archive.org/web/20040501031014/http://www.marius.net/victims.htm

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 R E V I E W
of the Good and Honorable Doctor
James "the Amazing" Randi
his "educational foundation"
and the "Million Dollar" Challenge it poses to the world.
 

On January 10th of 1999 we read an interesting announcement on the lyghtforce discussion group bulletin board.
      Syd Baumel, the editor of the Winnipeg Aquarian, posted the following message.
Subject:    Randi's $1.2 million challenge
   Date:     11 Jan 99 00:05:27 -0600
   From:   "Syd Baumel" <sgb@escape.ca>
     To:      ALL <homeopathy@lyghtforce.com>
 
Hello,

Recently, I've become embroiled in a Usenet debate on the scientific
validity of homeopathy.  I've taken the side that says the weight of
controlled clinical research favors homeopathy, so it is no longer
reasonable to dismiss it as unscientific.  My most vociferous opponent
has finally played the Randi card, i.e., if it really works, then why
doesn't some homeopath take James "Amazing" Randi up on his offer to
hand over $1.2 million to anyone who can prove any paranormal phenomenon,  homeopathy included. To check, I emailed Randi and asked him if a) a demo that an h. remedy (diluted beyond Avogadro's number) significantly bettering a visibly identical placebo would win the challenge, and
b) if any homeopaths have taken him up on it.  His reply: "Yes, and
no."
 
         What then followed was a long argument for and against between Syd and Happy Dog.
        But the basic question which Syd was posing to the 1400 students and practitioners of homeopathy was, "has anyone proven homeopathy, is anyone willing."

I had just finished reading a book by Dr. Jean Elmiger entitled "Real Medicine" in which Elmiger claimed that homeopathic solutions had been identified through the use of Kirlian photography.

     I myself had been in a debate with several homeopaths over the unicist theory of practice in homeopathy, and over Christmas, one of the homeopaths had asked me what I thought to be shining example of what should be done to improve homeopathy.

     I had taken a long time to answer the question, and went to the bookstore to look for inspiration. What I found was Elmiger's book, and I reported on it saying that the most important contribution that could be made to homeopathy would be to reveal it's motive force.

     So when Syd posted his inquiry, I was surprised that he hadn't seen my previous post, which had been posted only a couple of days previously. I had reported on the means to detect the homeopathic signal and here it seemed was somebody who was reporting on an offer of a million dollars for the method.

      I was puzzled as to why no one else was responding to Syd's inquiry with constructive evidence. I was surprised no one was really joining in on highlighting the importance of the discovery of a method for a mechanical homeopathic analysis. It is the proof we're looking for. It seemed as if we're so used to working without it that when it appears, its importance has been forgotten.

     With this meager assurance that there were mechanical means to identify homeopathic substances, I decided to take Randi up on the Challenge. I contacted Chris Wodtke, "the Wizard of Light", (elecheal@fwi.com) and using specially constructed Kirlian photography equipment subsequently obtained  from Chris photographic evidence that Elmiger's claim had substance.

     But in context of the challenge this was only anecdotal evidence
 
      So adapting the collective stance, we moved ahead and placed things in their present terms. We've taken JREF and the supporting skeptics up on their claim, by saying that the motive force of homeopathy is a radiant phenomenon that can be detected, and that homeopathic solutions by their intrinsic nature, can be identified as such and picked out of a crowd of chemically identical but homeopathically inert substances.
     After four months of bickering with Randi and other skeptics, notably this man who goes by the name of Happy Dog, who appears to us to speak for JREF, what we've discovered in response to our application and the analysis of reports by others who have applied,  is what seems to us to be a process of defamation of the applicant, evasiveness, and omission of necessary information by JREF, information we think is required to do a reasonable test of a claim.
      We don't feel our claim has been taken seriously or within a legal context.  It doesn't appear to us to be a scientific inquiry, but rather a publicity stunt designed to inure Dr. Randi through the questionable use of a tax exempt educational mission.
     We find ourselves being accused by Dr. Randi, supported by JREF, of the very things we're observing Dr. Randi and JREF to be doing: Using the Challenge as a means to seek publicity for ourselves and evading the actual trial of our claim.
     What's egregious to us is that some self styled scientists side with JREF, and use this claim to continually defame a growing doctrine of medicine. We feel that this is a defamation of science for merely the aggrandizement of the challenger.
       So we in turn are making this investigation into the true nature of the Challenge. We're asking simple questions of the original hypothesis and claimant, that an entire doctrine of medicine is false, that a popular phenomenon that is felt and enjoyed by millions is simply coincidental or a product of placebo action.
      Rather than being an investigation into the possibilities of unknown or undiscovered phenomenon, what we see is a stunt, cast in the mold of Dr. Randi's idol, Harry Houdini.
      In Dr. Randi's 1976 book "Houdini, His Life and Art" co-authored with Bert Randolph Sugar, we find at least nine reproductions of Harry Houdini's posters boldly featuring the word "CHALLENGE".
      The concept of a challenge is featured prominently in most of Houdini's marketing. The challenge however, is to Houdini. It is not made to an entire doctrine of healing. Homeopathy was also practiced in Houdini's time. But did Houdini, a world class debunker of seances, necromancers and frauds, also attack homeopathy as being false?
     Randi writes of Houdini,
"Perhaps he sits, even now, upon some celestial throne designated by Heaven  for the royalty of conjuring, flanked by Dunninger, Blackstone, Thurston, Cagliostro, and the many others who deserve their places in that firmament, and chuckles as we lesser personages strive to tell their story - - - as it really happened."
      This seems to be an admission by Randi of life after death. And even more puzzling is his reference to Cagliostro, who was a reported healer who lived in Hahnemann's time. There are indications that Cagliostro was using similium, i.e. homeopathy.
     It's only our in posing this question, but is Randi so sure, in his defamation of homeopathic science, that these men he places on an imaginary throne, that not one of them ever availed themselves of homeopathic treatment?
      Cast among the worshipping words of Houdini, we find an interesting statement by Dr. Randi. The emphasis is ours.
     "This interest in nonsense and nonscience (sic) has happily also brought about a revived interest in the legitimate frauds - - among whom I gladly number myself."
     "We who perform apparent wonders for purposes of entertainment, as did Harry Houdini, rejoice in this lucrative and satisfying interest shown by young and old currently. And I personally take this opportunity of calling upon my fellow conjurers to make sure their efforts are looked upon as genuine, but that they make very clear the real purpose of these deceptions - -  entertainment, nothing more, and certainly nothing less."
 
      So we see that this Challenge appears to be inspired by an entertainer, managed by an entertainer, both of whom readily admit that they are professional deceivers.
     So how is it that we are able to take the Psychic Challenge as being legitimate, unless, in Randi's words, a "legitimate fraud."
 
      We made the application, stating that we were accepting it as being made in good faith, and that we would make every reasonable effort to hold the "challenger" to articles of good faith,  and thus we submitted it,  and as of April 16th, we're still waiting for JREF to return it.
     What's so tough about simply returning it? Now we're informed indirectly by inferences that Dr. Randi has waylaid our claim in favor of others to try first.
      On April 10th, 1999, the renowned Swiss homeopath, Alain Jean-Mairet [http://web.archive.org/web/20040501031014/http://www.ajm.ch/index.html] proposed that we produce the protocol that Randi has said was necessary to be completed for a trial, a protocol the application to the challenge says is to be completed in agreement with him, and that we would be given a week to produce this protocol, or our application would be considered invalid.
       Randi then would be given another week to propose three dates to conduct a trial of our claim, and that if he failed, his challenge would be considered invalid.
     This offer was cc'd to a group of people, including Dr. Randi, Happy Dog and Syd Baumel. We readily accepted. But no response was received by us from Dr. Randi accepting this proposal, nor was any response to this proposal known to us to have been received by anyone.
     We nevertheless constructed the requested protocol  [http://web.archive.org/web/20040501031014/http://www.marius.net/protocol.html] and posted it a day early.
      As of this date, Dr. Randi and JREF have not acknowledged receipt of the Jean-Mairet  proposal, nor have they commented on the protocol.
      How Dr. Randi and they have responded is to admit a second claim [http://web.archive.org/web/20040501031014/http://www.marius.net/randideclines.html] for homeopathy. Is this then to be construed as declining to conduct a test of our claim?
 
     And we're still waiting for the return of our application, or an indication as to when it will be returned, or what further we have to do to initiate its return..

While we wait for something that is as of this writing is months overdue, we pose this inquiry. These are the questions that we think good investigators public and private would be putting to Dr. Randi, the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) or others who have knowledge of this organization and it's history.
     We add some observations of our own and include statements of fact.
     Our application was mailed to JREF on January 24th. Inquiries to JREF have been made but have been rebuffed with what has seemed to us to be outright hostility.
 
      So we've put together a list of questions for information about JREF.
Inquiring minds want to know:
   
1. What is the stated mission of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF)? Reportedly JREF is listed as a Delaware 501 (c) 3 charitable corporation, although it's physical office and only officer known to us are in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It's inferred mission is educational.  Are their other officers in the JREF corporation? Who are the board members? As of April 14th, we don't know of anyone else working for or directing JREF other than James Randi, with the exception perhaps of a man named Happy Dog, aka Wesley Thuro, who wages a hostile debate with applicants and supporters of the phenomenon JREF denies. He coincidentally lives in Randi's home town of Toronto, Ontario. JREF also has people working on it's web page, but other than these people we know of no one who is officially directed or employed by JREF. The answers to who else is involved or supports JREF isn't offered to the applicant to the Psychic Challenge.
     JREF also refers to a large list of contributors to the Psychic Challenge, people who have pledged money to support the Challenge, money reportedly that will either be paid to the claimant, or money that is perhaps to be used to replenish the claim should the million dollars be lost.. It's not clear to us to actual value of the award or who all, other than JREF, if anyone, will pay it.

2. What is the Challenge as a legal instrument? Who made the legal
review? As of April 14th, 1999, we don't know. The information isn't offered to the applicant of the Psychic Challenge.

3. What record is there of JREF and the offer made by it at the
Florida AG's office, the Charitable Better Business Bureau and the Better
Business Bureau? Any prior complaints?

4. Why won't JREF reveal records of previous applications? We've asked, but indications are that they either don't exist or are being withheld. Why
aren't they kept for review by those who ask?

5. Why doesn't JREF have a standardized "protocol", an open known testing
procedure for claims? If it has one, it hasn't been presented to us as of April 14th, 1999.

6. Why won't a JREF officer sign and return the application to  the Psychic Challenge or acknowledge it's receipt? We've asked repeatedly for this. And James Randi continues to refer us to the "rules" as stated in the application. Yet how can Dr. Randi expect us to be held to rules we've agreed to unless he's willing to agree to them himself, and acknowledge them by providing us with a signed copy of our agreement? The agreement states provisions for both parties to mutually agree on various points, so we have inferred that it is an instrument with which to initiate a discussion of test and trial conditions. Dr. Randi informed us that there would be no discussion of a test or trial without us first submitting a signed application, which he predicted we would not sign. After signing  and submitting the application, however, Dr. Randi argued over the conditions of the test without first signing the application himself and returning it.
     To our knowledge, no one of the over 100 reported applicants has ever received a signed copy of the agreement from Dr. Randi, yet Dr. Randi apparently has every test of an applicants without it.
     Why does JREF continue to conduct its investigations into "challenged science" in such a manner?

7. Why does JREF insist on maintaining this hostile attitude towards
applicants? Most of the correspondence received by us from  Dr. Randi has been accompanied by name calling. Dr. Randi refers to John Benneth as "the Desperate One" and addresses him directly as "dummy."  Randi has refused to answer direct questions regarding the test, and has refused to correspond with us, complaining that he was receiving two copies of e-mail correspondence. When he has corresponded, he has consistently done so after removing the majority of CC'd names or sends e-mail mis-addressed to Syd Baumel, the editor of the Winnipeg Aquarian, an impartial discussion participant. Mr. Baumel was the initiator of our participation in the Challenge.

8.  Why does JREF refuse to schedule a trial? We've asked repeatedly for JREF to schedule a trial and have been met with either silence or accusations that we're trying to avoid one.

9. Why does JREF demand irrelevant information from an applicant, and
then ignore it when it's rendered? The crux of the trial rests on results, not on the method. Yet JREF has demanded to know what science will be used after admitting that any method used to make the determination is acceptable.

10. Why does JREF accuse the applicant of stalling on the test without
providing the applicant with the information he needs to complete the
test? JREF has been repeatedly asked for elucidation on the meaning of protocol, and has been repeatedly asked for suggestions regarding time and place of the test.

11. What prior stories, records, lawsuits or incidents are there that
can be found regarding James Randi and JREF?  What do the neighbors and others say? Certainly there must be more information about Dr. Randi's and JREF's behavior.  According to renowned late night talk show host Art Bell, it is the history of Dr. Randi to argue over the conditions of the test until the applicant gives up. This report is consistent with our experience.

12. Who's the manager of the Goldman Sachs account? What does she or he say? There's reportedly a million dollars in negotiable bonds kept at Goldman Sachs as collateral that back up the claim. What instructions do they have for the disposition of the million dollars in negotiable bonds that back up the Challenge? Is there another purpose for this money other than to support the Challenge? Who receives the interest from that account? How is the interest from that money spent within the stated mission of JREF?

13.  Why does JREF conduct every trial informally? The rules to the challenge state that anecdotal evidence will not be accepted in determining the merit of a claim. However, without a formal trial of a claim, managed by fair and impartial observers, the evidence gathered by JREF in support of the Psychic Challenge [http://web.archive.org/web/20040501031014/http://www.randi.org/jr/chall.html] is in itself merely anecdotal. Through this clause that allows for JREF to demand a preliminary test of an applicant, valid claims can be easily dismissed, denied and disparaged  Is this why the clause that allows JREF to make a preliminary review of an applicant's claim has in every case that we know of, been enacted? Has JREF ever conducted a formal trial of a claim? We've asked, and have been told that the answer is "No." Therefore we can only assume that the entire testing procedure of applicants rests on the anecdotal evidence developed by JREF, apparently taken in private tests, mostly by James Randi.
   
 It is our opinion that without the guidance of fair and impartial mangers, the Challenge is not being conducted in a forthright and fair way. We ask the reader for a review of this.
     Skeptics hold to the JREF Challenge as proof that unidentified phenomenon that can't be identified through molecular analysis doesn't exist. But in obvious fact it does. There are now reportedly mechanical means of detecting the homeopathic signal. But these are not as efficacious at this time as the receiving mechanisms of common living things. In the previous centuries, a rubric has been established around homeopathy to support it tenets, a rubric that has been developed through innumerable case studies, through the observation of livening organisms when exposed to homeopathic substances.
     Homeopathy has been practiced for over 200 years. Yet skeptics deride it, and say that there is no proof for it. When evidence is presented, including double blind studies and applications on animals and plants, the response has been that this is only anecdotal evidence, and that real proof has never been obtained in a serious test by critical observers who can detect tricks.
     If homeopathy was a valid science, they say, it would easily pass the JREF Challenge and the claimant would collect a million dollars. But, they continue,  because no one has managed to prove homeopathy to JREF, it is an invalid science. And using this failure to prove itself to an officer of JREF and to collect the million dollars is proof then, they contend, that the doctrine is fraudulent.
     They claim that homeopathy is simply the complex use of placebos, and that the cures are either coincidental or in the heads of the practitioner and patient. This might well be, although homeopathy is now reportedly the second most practiced form of healing in the world today, second only to Chinese medicine.  This means that by putative acclaim, homeopathy is the preeminent medical discovery in the last 200 years.
     Yet in America, although it is practiced by a growing number of M.D.'s, current medical science denies its validity, and discourages people of availing themselves to it, pointing to its lack of proof. If it works, they say, why hasn't anyone collected the million? But in our experience, even with proof in hand,  collecting the million appears to be impossible. To us it's been like a rigged carney game. As serious applicants asking for a fair trial of our claim we are instead subjected to running a gauntlet of ad hominem abuse.
     And so the question we're posing here is, is the  Psychic Challenge being administered within the context of the inferred mission of an educational foundation? Or are people being systematically victimized by this constructed public "offer" for the purpose of furthering a career and avoiding taxes?

     What's the affect the Challenge has on the greater public interest? Is it dissuading people from availing themselves to an effective form of medical treatment?

 
John Benneth
503 661-4842
Please send comments or questions to
"gian@cyberhighway.net"
Remove quotes from address when replying.
Quotes are placed there to defeat machine collection of this address.
[*/quote*]


I repeat the important part:

[*quote*]
     Cast among the worshipping words of Houdini, we find an interesting statement by Dr. Randi. The emphasis is ours.

     "This interest in nonsense and nonscience (sic) has happily also brought about a revived interest in the legitimate frauds - - among whom I gladly number myself."
     "We who perform apparent wonders for purposes of entertainment, as did Harry Houdini, rejoice in this lucrative and satisfying interest shown by young and old currently. And I personally take this opportunity of calling upon my fellow conjurers to make sure their efforts are looked upon as genuine, but that they make very clear the real purpose of these deceptions - -  entertainment, nothing more, and certainly nothing less."
[*/quote*]

That is a statement by James Randi. Got that? Now carefully read the Benneth comment:

[*quote*]
So we see that this Challenge appears to be inspired by an entertainer, managed by an entertainer, both of whom readily admit that they are professional deceivers.

So how is it that we are able to take the Psychic Challenge as being legitimate, unless, in Randi's words, a "legitimate fraud."

[*/quote*]

It is not calling the kettle black. It is yelling to stop the thief. Keep an eye on the date: 1999.

 94 
 on: September 15, 2014, 07:11:28 PM 
Started by Thymian - Last post by velzan
John Benneth <gian@cyberhighway.net> fights with Randi. The email itself is not important, it is the header one ought to look at!

http://www.psicounsel.com/marius/yeast.html

[*quote*]
  Subject:
             [theproving] Critomancy: The Yeast Test
        Date:
             Wed, 21 Jul 1999 17:26:39 -0700
       From:
             John Benneth <gian@cyberhighway.net>

    Reply-To:
             theproving-owner@onelist.com
 Organization:
             Personal
         To:
             "Dr.James the Amazing Randi" <JamesRandi@compuserve.com>
         CC:
             theproving@onelist.com, "Dr. Robert Park" <park@aps.org>
  References:
             1
 
 
 

 

James Randi wrote:

  Benneth:  I thought I'd made my point of view very clear to you, but I
  guess not.  Now, I do not speak for Bob Park, of course.  But for myself, I
  will say that "nobody gives a rat's ass for Benneth and his claims" -- when
  much bigger game is in sight, Benveniste and Josephson.  Mind you, they
  seem to be elusive targets, but I believe that Bob will stay the course,
  until they either refuse to be tested, or are tested and fail.

  On the other hand, since neither B nor J are at all interested in my
  million-dollar prize, I believe that the time has come to offer it to you
  by default.  Thus, if you will be kind enough to send me the "yeast"
  protocol, I will submit it to my people for examination, and we'll move on
  from there.  It's my understanding that this would not be an expensive test
  to conduct, so it will be easy on you as a financial burden.

  If, by the 11th day of August, three weeks from now, Benveniste and
  Josephson have not agreed with Bob Park on a protocol for an APS-sponsored
  test, I will accept your bid to do a preliminary test, using the "yeast"
  method, providing of course that it is an appropriate test of the
  homeopathic effect.  (Proceeding with a test of your claim should not in
  any way compromise any APS test, I would hope.)

  I add to that this statement: you are a very small fish in this fish-fry.
  But you are a very noisy fish, and you annoy me.  I know that real
  homeopaths out there are going to object that your failure does not
  indicate that homeopathy has been disproven.  And I agree with that
  statement, entirely.  But I have to get this noisy fish into the net, into
  the batter, and into the frying-pan.  I'm sure you will assist me in this
  endeavor.

  I am forwarding this posting to Bob Park, for his information.  And I'm
  quite sure that it will be distributed far and wide.  Please be bombastic
  about it, roar with delight, and build yourself up for a crescendo of
  wailing.  The more noise you make now, the deeper the silence that will
  follow.

  So please send the paperwork on the "yeast" test -- AND SPARE ME THE
  THEORIES!  Just the facts, please.  No long-winded notions, inspirations,
  or crackpot ideas.  Just the protocol.

  I await your response.
                                  Signed, James Randi.
  James Randi Educational Foundation
  201 S.E. 12th Street (Davie Blvd.)
  Fort Lauderdale, FL   33316-1815

  phone: (954) 467 1112
  fax: (954) 467 1660
  e-mail: randi@randi.org
  http://www.randi.org

  [Incidentally, Bob Park is not the Director of the APS.  I know it's
  difficult for you, but try to get your facts right.  Of course, if you had
  your facts right, we would not be in this discussion, in the first place.]

John Benneth writes:
Very well then, Dr. Randi, please consider that the following is not an
amendment but is submitted in support of my January 24th, 1999 claim:

COMPARISON OF WHEAT AND YEAST
AS IN VITRO MODELS FOR INVESTIGATING
HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES

"We have used cultures of yeast which showed a marked sensitivity to potentized aqueous
homeopathic remedies." - Jones and Jenkins, British Homoeopathic Journal, July 1983

     "The state of basic research into the effect of low dosage remedies on biological models has
recently been summarized by Kollerstrom. The review covers the period up to 1978 and concludes
that very little of the many attempts in this field survives critical assessment. In pursuing further the
method which was previously reported in this journal, we believe we are able to add something to the
field of plant response in this context . We have used cultures of yeast which showed a marked
sensitivity to potentized aqueous homeopathic remedies. A number of potencies of one remedy
(Pulsatilla) were run in parallel, using two models: wheat coleoptiles and yeast cultures. The results
indicate that the yeast method is a quicker and more sensitive method with which to study the
potentization processes. "

(information on the wheat test has been deleted)

YEAST

      "The growing medium was 2% glucose with 0.2% malt extract powder in distilled water, sterilized
by a short period of autoclaving. The intital seeding culture was made up as follows: 0.05 g of dried
baker's yeast (granular) was added to 12 ml of medium and kept at 30 degrees C for one hour. The
test tube container was put on a vortex mixer (15 seconds at 6000 rpms)  and returned to the
incubator for another 23 hours. Sterile test tubes were set up in racks, in duplicate, for each
treatment. Using sterile precautions, 10 ml of medium and 0.5 ml of potentized remedy were added to
each of the tubes. Aliquots of 0.5 ml of distilled water were used in the controls. Finally the culture,
after 15 seconds of vortex mixing, was added in 0.5 ml ailquots to each in the series. Incubation was
at 30 C for 24 hours without mechanical agitation. Measurement of yeast growth was by cell count,
using an improved Neubauer chamber. The undiluted suspension of cells, thoroughly vortex mixed ,
was loaded into the chamber, in dfuplicate, by means of a fine tipped pipette. A binocular microscope
was used for viewing and counts made for each treatment of the number of yeast cells in 25 sets of
the 16 small squares. This gave something of the order of 1750 cells per sample. Mean counts were
normalized against controls (100)  and plotted graphically against potnecy number.

     "As a matter of practical convenience the range of potency tests was divided into segments, each
with its own set of controls. For wheat, potencies 2-4c, 5-7c, 8-10c,11-13c. For yeast, 1-5c, 6-13c.
Although 1c potencies were used in the wheat experiment, the results are not included, as the degree
of inhibition of growth was so large due to the carry over effect of the alcohol from    the mother
tincture. Previous experience has shown that wheat seedlings may tolerate alcohol in the growing
medium at below 0.05% concentration. Yeast, by its nature, is not affected at the 1c level in this
dilution.

RESULTS

"Figure 1a shows graphically the variation of growth against potency number for wheat coeptiles for
Pulsatilla 2- 13c. Figure 1b shows this growth effect of the same remedy, potencies 1-13c, on yeast
cultures. Looking at the two graphs as a pair, one's attention is first drawn to the comparable rise and
fall in the vairation about the control values as the potency number changes. It should be noted that
this is so despite the fact that the coordinate for growth in the yeast series is five times greater than
that for the wheat. Secondly, the peaks and troughs in the two graphjs occur at the same potency
number. Analysis of vairance performed for the individual measurements is presented in Tables 1 and
2, indicating the degree of confidence in each of the two methods.

DISCUSSION

"Results show that there is good correlation between the two methods. The curve following of the
yeast versus wheat as to potency number is consistent especially in the position of peaks and troughs
in the graphs and in the direction of change with respect to the controls. However, the yeast method
is very much more sensitive. Furthermore, the yeast test may be completed in one day, whilst six days
are required for the wheat coleoptile measurements. We believe the yeast method to be a significant
advance in the search for methods studying the in vitro effect of homoeopathic potencies and the
process of potentization. The main drawback in practical terms with the yeast method used in this
experiment was the direct measurement of cell numbers by microscopy. We have studied methods
using optical density (spectroscopy and nephelometry) but found them unsatisfactory in their
reproducibility. We suspect this is probably due to scatter, there being an uuneven distribution in size
of the yeast cells.
    "Some preliminary tests have now been completed on a series of cultures of a "fission" yeast,
Schizosaccharomyces pombe, using an electric particle counter. The preliminary results indicate that
this may well be the preferred method of cell counting for these experiments. Hopefully, this could
lead to a rapid expansion in our programme of studying aspects of remedy preparation."
 

An acknowledgment is made to the Homoeopathic Trust.
_____________________________________________________________________

Of the many tests for homeopathy that I have concocted, conducted or examined, the Jenkins Jones
method appears to be the most reasonable and efficient - John Benneth

Hey Jimmy, remember this?

John Benneth wrote:
> . . .  if I can produce a method for distinguishing potentized homoeopathic
> substances from similar non potentized substances, will this win the $1.2
>million dollars offered in the JREF challenge?<

James Randi wrote:
YES! Dammit, YES!  How many times am I going to be asked this question?
Surely, that is the ONE, most important, non-arguable aspect of whether
there is anything to homeopathy!  Just DO IT, and take the prize!
 
Randi
[*/quote*]

 95 
 on: September 15, 2014, 07:05:31 PM 
Started by Thymian - Last post by velzan
The finding from usenet ends with this remarkable address:

[*quote*]
John R. Benneth
503 661 4842
Research?
Find Marius Search Central
http://www.marius.net
World peace through qi gong
http://www.petershane.com
[*/quote*]

It is
a) John R. Benneth
b) a phone number
c) esoteric crap
d) two domains

The domains somehow still exist, but petershane is some useless esoteric crap. And marius.net hops to someone in Germany, also not useful.

But marius.net was inhabited, this the web archive reveals. It even reveals John R. Benneth there:

http://web.archive.org/web/20031005044816/http://www.marius.net/marius.html

[*quote*]
My name is John R. Benneth. Did you know you have a Grand Alignment with the rest of Mankind?
 
I used to be a skeptic about astrology. Then I discovered that when a group of anti astrology fanatics tried to debunk it, they ended up proving it! So I started studying it, and I discovered that everyone has a cosmic relationship with one another that has been pre-determined.

I now have this system that tells you what your relationship with everyone else is in love, work, marriage, friendship and family.

I can identify for you who in the zodiac are your natural adversaries and who are your native allies.

And it really works. You will begin to see friends and family in a different way.

Just tell me your birthdate and I can tell you what kind of relationship you have with a spouse, a parent, child, sibling or friend, past, present . . . or future.
 
This program was a real eye opener for me when I first developed it.. It taught me a few things about the people I thought I knew, and quite a bit about about people I found out I don't know. And it is based on statistical evidence that has met the test of fire.

I would now like to offer this program to you. For a special introductory price of only $49.95 I'll consult with you by phone, send you your personalized Grand Alignment Horoscope and enroll you free in my Grand Alignment Introduction Network where you can meet meet your People Of Destiny.
 
Call me today toll free. There's no charge or obligation to hear me reveal to you some important facts about who you are and your what your relationship with everyone else is. This could be the most important phone call you'll ever make, and it's totally free, there's no obligation. Or send me, by e-mail, your name, birthdate and telephone number and the best time to reach you and I'll call you
     
         1-888-271-8027

Ask me about my new Spiritual Medicine program for personal growth and healing. I have found the scientific evidence that demonstrates that

Man is connected energetically, so that when you heal yourself spiritually, you are actually helping to heal everyone within the energetic body of Man. Evidence shows that change begins first on a spiritual level, then on a mental and emotional level and shows itself last on a physical level. So I don't care what the problem is, personal growth or healing of any problem  for anyone occurs first on the spiritual level, and Spiritual Medicine is designed to help you make that change. Call me and hear my remarkable testimonial of how this program helped me and others overcome incredible, life threatening problems.

         You can do it!
[*/quote*]

For some unknown reason this page is still active in the web, as part of a mirror in the domain pscicounsel.com:

http://www.psicounsel.com/marius/marius.html

[*quote*] 
My name is John R. Benneth. Did you know you have a Grand Alignment with the rest of Mankind?
 
I used to be a skeptic about astrology. Then I discovered that when a group of anti astrology fanatics tried to debunk it, they ended up proving it! So I started studying it, and I discovered that everyone has a cosmic relationship with one another that has been pre-determined.

I now have this system that tells you what your relationship with everyone else is in love, work, marriage, friendship and family.

I can identify for you who in the zodiac are your natural adversaries and who are your native allies.

And it really works. You will begin to see friends and family in a different way.

Just tell me your birthdate and I can tell you what kind of relationship you have with a spouse, a parent, child, sibling or friend, past, present . . . or future.
 
This program was a real eye opener for me when I first developed it.. It taught me a few things about the people I thought I knew, and quite a bit about about people I found out I don't know. And it is based on statistical evidence that has met the test of fire.

I would now like to offer this program to you. For a special introductory price of only $49.95 I'll consult with you by phone, send you your personalized Grand Alignment Horoscope and enroll you free in my Grand Alignment Introduction Network where you can meet meet your People Of Destiny.
 
Call me today toll free. There's no charge or obligation to hear me reveal to you some important facts about who you are and your what your relationship with everyone else is. This could be the most important phone call you'll ever make, and it's totally free, there's no obligation. Or send me, by e-mail, your name, birthdate and telephone number and the best time to reach you and I'll call you
     
         1-888-271-8027

Ask me about my new Spiritual Medicine program for personal growth and healing. I have found the scientific evidence that demonstrates that

Man is connected energetically, so that when you heal yourself spiritually, you are actually helping to heal everyone within the energetic body of Man. Evidence shows that change begins first on a spiritual level, then on a mental and emotional level and shows itself last on a physical level. So I don't care what the problem is, personal growth or healing of any problem  for anyone occurs first on the spiritual level, and Spiritual Medicine is designed to help you make that change. Call me and hear my remarkable testimonial of how this program helped me and others overcome incredible, life threatening problems.

         You can do it!
[*/quote*]


So far we have

John R. Benneth
503 661 4842
Research?
Find Marius Search Central
http://www.marius.net
World peace through qi gong
http://www.petershane.com

1-888-271-8027

Let's get these things to work...

 96 
 on: September 15, 2014, 12:53:32 PM 
Started by Terloping - Last post by Terloping
Are these bastards so insane or to they think we are so stupid to believe their racist shit?


http://m.theepochtimes.com/n3/955800-10-reasons-to-love-your-homeopath/#
http://m.theepochtimes.com/n3/955800-10-reasons-to-love-your-homeopath/3/

10 Reasons to Love your Homeopath
By Tracy Kolenchuk, www.greenmedinfo.com | September 14, 2014Last Updated: September 14, 2014 12:48 pm

Why should you love your homeopath? There are lots of reasons from love to money, and more. For your health.

Lots of people who swear by homeopathic medicines, but a small group thinks they should be banned. In the book “Think Like a Freak”, authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner tell us that the three hardest words in the English language are “I don’t know.” These three words are the reason for arguments against homeopathy.

We know homeopathic medicines work. We don’t know why. We don’t know how. We often fear what we don’t understand. Fear can lead to anger and accusations when we simply don’t know. Homeopathy is a bit like acupuncture and prayer. They don’t seem logical, but we know they work sometimes. We don’t understand.

Why should you love your homeopath? There are lots of reasons:

1. For Love: Love your family, love thy neighbor, love your homeopath. Even if you don’t need a homeopath, your aunt, your grandmother, or grandchild might. The decision to love your homeopath expands your future – and the futures of your friends and family. Your health includes the health of those you love, and your communities.


2. For money. Homeopathic medicines are generally less expensive than patent medicines, which have prices driven by profit, not by cost nor benefit. Also many homeopathic medicines are designed to cure disease – while many patent medicines only treat symptoms by ongoing, expensive, subscriptions. Mahatma Gandhi, said “Homeopathy …. cures a larger percentage of cases than any other method of treatment and is beyond doubt safer and more economical and most complete medical science.”

3. For your bodies, minds, spirits, and communities. Homeopathy works. Sometimes it works after many other medicines have failed. Take a look around. Most of us have no difficulty finding a friend who swears by a homeopath in their past, or in their family.  How is it possible that everyone can find instances where a homeopathic doctor was able to solve a problem, one that other doctors could not solve, while others claim that homeopathic medicines can’t work?

There are some who claim that homeopathic medicines should be banned because they work “no better than a placebo”.  They don’t remember that a placebo is defined as ‘a lie from your doctor’. Nor that lies from your doctor work too. Of course they don’t mention that placebos often work so well that they embarrass medical researchers. No medicine works all of the time.  Even a null medicine works some of the time.  Patent medicines, homeopathic medicines, placebos, and even simple empathy, have each been tested in clinical studies – with some positive results and some negative results. Do those who suggest banning homeopathic medicines also suggest banning doctor empathy, or a patient’s hopes, and their family’s prayers?

4. Because you are royalty. Kings and queens have used homeopathy – with positive effects. The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II has a personal physician – a homeopath. She has used homeopathic medicines for her pets as well. If it’s good enough for royalty, it’s good enough for you.

5. Because someday you might need a chiropractor, a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Acupuncturist, an Osteopathic Doctor, an Ayurvedic practitioner, or even a midwife.  Remember the famous speech by Martin Niemöller:

When the Nazis came for the communists,
 I remained silent;
 I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
 I remained silent;
 I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
 I did not speak out;
 I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
 I remained silent;
 I wasn’t a Jew.

When they came for me,
 there was no one left to speak out.

Attacking homeopathy, suggesting it be banned, is a first step in the wrong direction. Many medical disciplines are attacked independently, with a goal to remove them all from your market, your freedom to choose. If we ban homeopaths, ask yourself – who’s next?

6. For Your Freedoms:  Freedom to choose Homeopathy. Freedom to choose your medicines and treatments. There are many who might prefer that you have fewer freedoms, especially those with something to sell. There are many nonsense restrictions on your freedom to choose, and freedoms avoid, specific medical treatments. It’s your body, your mind, your spirit, and your life. You have the right to choose. Love your homeopath, to maintain your freedom.

7. For your symptoms. The medical model classifies all symptoms as indications of illness. It does not recognize that symptoms can be indications of healthiness, and seldom recognizes that symptoms can be indications of healing or fighting illness. Homeopathy looks at symptoms from a completely different viewpoint. When we have more viewpoints we see farther and find more effective treatments.


8. For your health. Today, it’s illegal to market a product that claims to ‘improves your health’, without reference to illness.  All ‘health claims’ must reference ‘a disease or health related condition’.  It is illegal to sell a ‘health product’ without a reference to scientific studies of ‘illness’. Medicine, is blind to health. Homeopathy challenges many medical dogmas, opening a door open to a more comprehensive, broader, more clear view of healthiness – not just illness.

9. For your Doctor. Whether your doctor is a homeopath or not, she might need access to homeopathic ideas and medicines.  Homeopathy is practiced by many doctors, dentists, naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, physician assistants, nurses, even veterinarians, and more. If homeopathy is banned, these medical professionals will be limited, or forced to hide their beliefs and activities.

10. For science. Some argue that homeopathy cannot pass the tests of science. These are people who do not understand science. Science does not find truths, it asks questions and seeks answers. The answers it finds, if they are useful, raise higher, more important questions.  When science is stifled, when science becomes illegal, we all lose.

The science of clinical studies is a valuable tool for medicine, but it is a very limited tool. Homeopathy challenges the limitations of clinical studies, which ignore individual cases, relying instead on statistical models. Complete understanding of medical issues, including homeopathy cannot be found solely by the science of clinical studies.

10. Because we don’t know. We don’t know how homeopathy works. We don’ t know why acupuncture works. We don’t know why empathy, or hope, or prayer works. But we know they can work. We need to accept that we do not know, and work to understand, not to ignore, dismiss, or reject them.

We know that homeopathic medicines work. But we don’t know how. We don’t know why. You’ve gotta love it.

11. Why stop at ten?  Science doesn’t stop counting when it runs out of toes. Listing 10 reasons limits ability to explore, to know, and to understand. There are many more reasons to love your homeopath, because it’s the right thing to do. You can find more yourself, if you look for them.

For your fears: These days, we are surrounded by fear mongers.  Sadly, this is nothing new. Fear has long been used to manipulate people. Dictators rely on fear to maintain power. Fear is used to enforce conformance. We fear terrorists, criminals, and drugs, and ‘those who don’t believe what we believe’.

There are people who would rather have you to fear your homeopath, your chiropractor, your acupuncturist, your Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, and more.  So they can control.

Fight back. Love yourself, your family, your ability to choose, without fear, who provides your medical and health services.

Love your Homeopath, because your Homeopathic doctor cares about you and your health. Too much medicine is profit based, pursuing only corporate goals: growth, profit. Your homeopathic doctor is not interested in getting rich at your expense. Homeopath’s don’t get rich. Homeopathic doctors want to make you better, to make you healthier, to serve your family and your community. Many conventional doctors also want to make you healthier, but they can be trapped by a system of medicine, that pursues profit at all cost.

Love the rebel in you. Love your homeopath. Your homeopath is a rebel, like you. Supporting medicines that work. Rebelling against the limitations of “clinical studies medicine”, which often treat chronic disease with ongoing drug subscriptions for illness.

Because you are smart: There is a long history of people who are not so smart dismissing, or even banning what they don’t understand. It’s a history of darkness, of extended, intentional unknowing. Smart people are not afraid of ‘not understanding’.

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference” – and the right to make my own choices. We need to embrace what we understand with courage, and accept what we don’t understand, without rejection, if we are to move forward.

to your health, Tracy

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 97 
 on: September 15, 2014, 11:57:39 AM 
Started by FRAUENPOWER - Last post by FRAUENPOWER
http://linksfraktion.de/nachrichten/fracking-verbot-regierung-fracking-erlaubnisgesetz/

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Nachricht
15.09.2014 – Hubertus Zdebel

Fracking-„Verbot“ der Regierung ist ein Fracking-Erlaubnisgesetz

Von Hubertus Zdebel, Mitglied im Ausschuss für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit für die Fraktion DIE LINKE. im Bundestag

Zu Beginn ihrer Amtszeit sprach Bundesumweltministerin Hendricks (SPD) davon, Fracking gesetzlich verbieten zu wollen, und führte zurecht die Gefahren für Mensch und Umwelt an, die durch die Gasförderung entstehen. Inzwischen spricht die SPD-Ministerin nur noch von einem Fracking-Moratorium bis 2021. Gemeinsam mit Bundeswirtschaftsminister Gabriel (SPD) bereitet sie ein Paket an Gesetzesentwürfen vor und hat nun angekündigt, dass es die angeblich „strengsten Regeln weltweit“ enthalten solle – doch faktisch laufen die geplanten Regelungen auf ein Fracking-Erlaubnisgesetz hinaus. Gaskonzerne wie ExxonMobil und Wintershall drängen schon lange darauf, in Deutschland und Europa „unkonventionelles“ Erdgas mit Hilfe von „Hydraulic Fracturing“, kurz Fracking, zu fördern. Bei Fracking werden große Mengen Wasser mit Sand und zum Teil hochgiftigen Chemikalien versetzt und unter hohem Druck in die Tiefe gepresst, um Gas tragendes Gestein aufzubrechen.

Geplante Regelungen ermöglichen Fracking

Wenngleich Hendricks noch keine endgültigen Vorschläge vorgelegt hat, ist aus ihren Verlautbarungen erkennbar, dass sie lediglich längst hinfällige Regelungen anstrebt. Im Kern soll den Energiekonzernen aber während des Fracking-Moratoriums erlaubt werden, „Probebohrungen“ vorzunehmen sowie unterhalb von 3000 Metern zu fracken. Lediglich die Erdgasförderung oberhalb von 3000 Metern und in Wasserschutzgebieten sollen verboten werden.

Damit wären nach Zahlen der Bundesanstalt für Rohstoffe und Geologie (BRG) mindestens sechs Milliarden Kubikmeter Schiefergas von dem Verbot ausgenommen. Von einem Verbot von Fracking zur Förderung unkonventioneller Erdgasvorkommen zu sprechen, ist also reine Augenwischerei. Tatsächlich bedeuten die Vorschläge eine weitreichende Fracking-Erlaubnis. Damit sind die beiden sozialdemokratisch geführten Ministerien einmal mehr vor den Industriekonzernen eingeknickt.

Fracking-Lobby führt Propagandafeldzug

Die Fracking-Lobby setzt alles daran, in einem öffentlichen Propagandafeldzug die Gefahren von Fracking kleinzureden und das Vorhaben der Regierung zu unterstützen. So ist es den Frackingkonzernen inzwischen gelungen, die bisher Fracking-kritische Wasserwirtschaft dazu zu bewegen, sich nicht mehr gegen eine Erlaubnis von Fracking zu positionieren. Sowohl Wasserwirtschaft als auch Frackingkonzerne sind im Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft (BDEW) organisiert und haben sich auf eine gemeinsame Position verständigt: „Fracking ja, aber nur unter ganz bestimmten Voraussetzungen“, wird Henning Deters, Vorstandschef bei Gelsenwasser, einem der größten Trinkwasserlieferanten Deutschlands, in einem Pressebericht zitiert.

In den letzten Tagen häuften sich prompt Fracking-freundliche Medienberichte, in denen erklärt wurde, dass die Gefahren angeblich übertrieben wären. Angeblich habe etwa ExxonMobil inzwischen eine Frac-Flüssigkeit ohne giftige Chemikalien entwickelt und damit seien die Vorbehalte gegen den Einsatz von Fracking hinfällig. Doch durch Fracking droht auch weiterhin die Verunreinigung des Trinkwassers durch Methan und giftiges Lagerstättenwasser aus unteren Gesteinsschichten. Diese können durch Unfälle sowie undichte Bohrlochabdichtungen in das Grundwasser gelangen.

Es gibt kein sauberes Fracking

Zudem fällt bei Fracking sogenanntes „Flowback“, eine Mischung aus dem natürlich vorhandenen Lagerstättenwasser und Frac-Flüssigkeit, an. Dieses Flowback enthält neben einer Vielzahl an möglichen Frac-Chemikalien häufig auch natürlich vorhandene radioaktive Isotope, Quecksilber und Benzol. Für die Entsorgung des Flowback-Wassers ist noch keine Lösung in Sicht. Zum Teil wird es einfach wieder in sogenannte Versenkbohrungen zurückgepresst, was zu Erdbeben führen kann und bereits geführt hat. So bebt die Erde in Fracking-Regionen etwa in Niedersachsen und in den Niederlanden häufiger als vor dem Beginn der Gasförderung.

„Sauberes“ Fracking kann es also nicht geben. Angesichts der Risiken für Mensch und Umwelt ist es unverantwortlich, Fracking selbst unter Einsatz nicht-toxischer Frack-Flüssigkeiten und unter verschärften Auflagen zu erlauben. Nur ein vom Bundestag beschlossenes ausnahmsloses Fracking-Verbot in Deutschland bietet ausreichende Rechtssicherheit und kann sicherstellen, dass Fracking durch die Hintertür nicht doch ermöglicht wird. Deshalb fordert DIE LINKE, Fracking ohne Ausnahme gesetzlich zu verbieten.
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 98 
 on: September 15, 2014, 01:27:09 AM 
Started by Thymian - Last post by velzan
John R. Benneth partners with charlatans and attacks Randi in 1999. Searching for "John R. Benneth" may take some time, but shows an aggressive con-man with a real address.

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From: John Benneth <gian@cyberhighway.net>
Subject: Letter to the Edge of Reality (update with links)
Date: 1999/12/12
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Dear Mr. Dashow,
     I just listened to Randi hanging up on you, because of homeopathy
ads, in a clip of
your show off of Riley G.'s website.
http://www.psicop.org/pressdir.htm
     As an accepted applicant and claimant of his "Psychic Challenge"
I've had extensive correspondence with Randi over this very topic.
http://marius.net/challenge.html
    So in this letter I'd like to present you with some information
about Randi and the Challenge, and I'm going to present you with leads
to the proof for homeopathy, in quantum theory, in common usage, in
science, and perhaps most convincingly, proof for homeopathy in 100
years of American law!
     Months ago Randi offered me his $1.6 million prize to PROVE
homeopathy by
producing a method that would distinguish homeopathically charged water
from
"plain" water . . .
http://www.marius.net/yesdammit.html
essentially to distinguish homeopathic solutions from their chemically
identical base solutions, and guess what??!!
I'VE DONE IT!!!
http://marius.netfirms.com/research.html
     I've scored numerous tests from the scientific literature, some
over 100 years old, that show objective measures of the affects of
homeopathic substances on plants, animals and enzymes!!
     I've got this guy Randi dead to rights! He made his offer to me in
writing, and now he's
running from me like a scared little bunny rabbit!  Ridiculing me,
calling me names,
trying to make me out to be crazy . . . just a few weeks ago he sent me
a letter saying
that before he'd discuss this anymore I'd have to sign a form he had all
written out for
me saying that he wasn't responsible if he aggravated my "mental
condition!"
     This goes on and on. Did you know he's never signed his Psychic
Challenge, that
there's never been a real test under its terms? Every applicant to the
Challenge has
been dismissed by judge, jury and executioner Randi, or one of his
agents, in a
"preliminary" test!
       Look, Ken, it gets wider as it gets deeper. Randi's a high school
drop out, a self
confessed cheat and fraud who I don't think has ever really debunked
anyone. And
just this week I found a government chemist, Mike Epstein, who Randi was
working
with to produce one of these notorious dismissals of my claim so he
could say I
applied for his Challenge and "lost."  He wouldn't tell me Epstein's
name, so I tracked
him down myself.
http://www.spectrometer.org/path/path.html
     After I wrote to him,
http://marius.netfirms.com/epsteinletter1.html
Epstein agreed to look at the evidence . . .
http://marius.netfirms.com/epsteinrsp1.html
this was just this week . . .  and now that he's seen it
http://marius.netfirms.com/epsteinrsp2.html
he's refusing to respond . . . it's like
when presented with the SCIENTIFIC evidence, they clam up!
     And here's the clincher: The very same type of test that I've been
trying to get a
fair trial of out of Randi with was run by a couple of Frenchmen back in
Lyon in
1953!   http://www.marius.net/GAYBOIRON.html
   These guys picked the flask containing a homeopathic solution out of
a blind selection of six in a homeopathic trial 100 out of 100 times!
    And here's the double clincher! On your show Randi is recorded as
calling all this
"utter, sheer quackery." Well, Ken, if it's quackery, then why doesn't
Randi just file
charges of FRAUD with the Federal government? Could it be that it's
already been
decided IN LAW that homeopathy ISN'T QUACKERY? That's right. Did you
know that Congress made homeopathic medicines  controlled substances
over 100
YEARS AGO? Yeah, these are DRUGS UNDER THE LAW!!! They're defined
under TITLE 18 of United States CODE!! Maybe being that Randi is
actually from
CANADA he doesn't think US law applies to his opinions. Or maybe he just
never
checked.  In addition to all of this, as evidence by their advertising
on your show,
homeopathy's popularity is skyrocketing. According to statistician Dr.
Rolland Conte,
(who is leading an interdisciplinary team of French scientists doing
probably the most
advanced research on homeopathic drugs in the world today, they produced
the
quantum theory for homeopathy, the hyperproton and the white hole)
homeopathy is
growing by 20% a year in the United States.
     Taking the world's population as a whole, homeopathy is the second
most used
form of medicine on the planet today, second only to Chinese medicine!
According to TIME magazine of November 23, 1998, more than 50% of
American medical schools now offer courses in homeopathy.
      And speaking of China, this just in: A yet unnamed Chinese
pharmaceutical company, spearheaded by a former cult master and
magician, Sima Nan
http://www.rickross.com/reference/fa_lun_gong/falun101.html
has matched the amount of the Psychic Challenge award held by Goldman
Sachs for 1.2 million, making now a grand total of more than an alleged
2.6 million dollars.
http://www.randi.org/jr/11-30-1999.html
     The avowed atheist Chinese government apparently are using this
award and former Sima Nan to wage a global war of persecution against a
religious group called the Falun Dafa.
http://www.rnw.nl/ca/en/stories/china991029.html
     Randi, also apparently an atheist, it seems has become the American
agent for persecution of the Western branch of this qi-gong religion.
The award is used like a weapon and is what ties Randi together with the
Chinese government in this international plot against religious freedom.
And as you will see, scientific proof for homeopathy,  which I have
researched and compiled and designed simple demonstrations for, has
become the major threat to this award.
     Now if Randi really believes homeopathy to be quackery, why does he
have to
run from an interview on the radio with you, Ken? Why won't he back up
his charges  with some facts, OR, better yet, with a real test . .  a
fair and objective trial conducted by impartial observers by following
through with his offer to me?
     Then he could say, "Ken, we've reviewed the scientific literature
for homeopathy
and have investigated all these reports, we've interviewed the
researchers and we've
replicated their work with independent unbiassed researchers, and  just
ran a
completely fair and objective double blind trial, produced by a claimant
on the
Psychic Challenge award, and we can tell you after having completely and
fairly
investigated this thing that there's nothing to homeopathy."
     But did he do that? NO! So all he's left with are these false
charges. Maybe its
time to turn the tables on these people. What do you say?.
     I've got plenty of science to back me up, Ken. Where's HIS science?
We've got
double blind trials using mechanical surveys that prove the existence of
homeopathy to
be real, BEYOND THE SHADOW OF A DOUBT. Measures of optical density,
capacitance, resistance, dielectric strength, pH using various
instruments like nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, galvanometers,
dielectric strength testers, pH meters, and even chemical surveys. Now
where are his mechanical measures, done in an unbiased way, that
invalidate the other reports that invalidate the reports by others like
Conte, Berliocchi, Lasne, Vernot, Young, Sacks, Jussal, Mishra, Dua,
Stephenson, Brucato, Gay, Boiron, Heintz, Wurmser, Loch, Tafel and
Boericke, among others? Randi's accusing all these people of being
quacks?
    If Randi's charges are true, what's so tough about proving it? If
he's going to accuse these people of fraud, which is implied by the word
quackery, then let's see him prove it lawfully, beyond a shadow of a
doubt, let's see him prove homeopathy isn't real, without any tricks or
some phony set up deal
     I say if he has the facts then he has nothing to lose by talking to
you like a gentleman without flipping out and telling OUTRIGHT LIES
about your sponsors.
      Now folks may ask, why is this all so important? Why should anyone
care about
proving homeopathy? Isn't it just for headaches and colds? If it works
or doesn't
work, so what? Just take an aspirin instead, right?
     Wrong!
     Homeopathy has been demonstrated to REVERSE GENETIC CANCER! See my
report for Stearns and Stark under zoological measures at
http://marius.netfirms.com/reserach.html
    We've  seen reports of homeopathic drugs stunting and accelerating
the growth of plants and animals, we've seen reports of their action on
enzymes, we've seen them causing premature metamorphosis, and EVEN
INDUCING DEATH!
      In fact, many practitioners believe that HOMEOPATHY is applicable
TO ANY
HUMAN AILMENT, physical or mental!
       There are people who believe it can cure AIDS! I believe it can.
      HOMEOPATHY IS REAL MEDICINE, Ken, and it can be proven as such!!!
But we're not getting the chance. Instead, Randi gets the airplay. Randi
gets the
$10,000 speaking engagements at MIT, the MacArthur Genius Award, Randi
gets
the million dollar bank account. Trips to China, backing by
pharmaceutical companies and the help of U.S. government chemists. He
even gets thirty seconds on your show. What do I get? Doubt. Suspicion.
Accusations of madness.
      Then the silent treatment.
      Just this last September Wayne Jonas, MD, who between 1995 and
1998 was
the director of the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative
Medicine at
the National Institutes of Health, in an article of ALTERNATIVE
THERAPIES
volume 5, number. 5, made a strong case for homeopathy, suggesting that
homeopathic drugs might be a first line defense against Bo- terrorism
and mysterious epidemics for which there are no known vaccines!
     Whereas testing had shown homeopathics to be not as effective as
traditional
vaccines, THEY HAD INDEED BEEN SHOWN TO BE EFFECTIVE, and in the
circumstances cited, where there are no known vaccines for a sudden
epidemic,
homeopathic vaccines can be produced quickly and inexpensively.
     And this is just one report in a long history of studies that
support the use of
homeoapthic medicine. So are these reports being suppressed? You may
come to
that conclusion after you study the evidence. It's overwhelmingly
CONCLUSIVELY
in favor of homeopathy!
      But what do we get in return? A cabal of people that includes a
major brokerage house, a U.S. government chemist and a CHinese
pharmaceutical  firm running around, running around blurting out on
radio talk shows that homeopathy is quackery and waving more than two
and a half million bucks under our noses, offering it for proof that
homeopathy has any reality to it. And then when someone steps up to the
plate and brings with him a proposal for a decisive test for their claim
of quackery, he's dismissed on charges of being insane, and other
various charges!
      I WANT A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF THIS THING! And I'll show why
this is a Federal case.
     Now perhaps someone can tell me, in the light of this CONCLUSIVE
evidence,
what is this high school drop out Randi talking about when he calls it
quackery?
What's he trying to pull by offering me more than one and a half million
dollars, then bumping it to more than two and a half million, to prove
it, and then refusing to provide a test of my claim?
      Look at it this way. This isn't just quackery by HIM, where he's
defrauding me of my
claim, he's defrauding the entire American public of their sensibilities
regarding what
can be proven to be effective, life saving medical treatment.
     How many people listening to your show had their confidence shaken
in
homeopathic treatments when they heard Randi's emphatic charges of
quackery?
     How many people has he dissuaded from taking REAL MEDICAL
TREATMENT using what might be THE ONLY MEANS OF SAVING A LIFE
OF A CHILD OR LOVED ONE because, according to this admitted cheat and
fraud, this convicted libeler, they were convinced it was worthless?
     Why?
     Could it have been because Randi says if there was proof for
homeopathy, it
would win a million dollars? And because it hasn't been won, that proves
it? WHAT KIND OF A RACKET IS THIS?   Who benefits? A Chinese
pharmaceutical drug company. Or the entire world molecular
pharmaceutical industry.
      And when they made the offer, did they consult the studies
referred to at http://marius.netfirms.com/research.html? If not, isn't
that more proof that they are shooting from the lip without any regard
to scientific research? IF they did, they why haven't they commented on
these studies to show us where they are in error.  Mr. Government
Chemist Epstein certainly revels in trying to expose what he insists are
unscientific claims
http://www.spectrometer.org/path/path.html
     Why hasn't he debunked homeopathy? He says he was aware of my claim
and that Randi even consulted him on it, and has paid him money for his
debunking work.
      Dissuading folks from using effective medicine and creating a
national health
disaster isn't the only reason why we should challenge this cranky old
charlatan,
whose real name by the way is Randal James Hamilton Zwinge. There's
another reason why he should trembling in his boots over evidence for
homeopathy, and this may be a bit of a stretch of the imagination and
common human understanding, but this certainly has some real impact. . .
. homeopathy provides a demonstration for a fifth dimension.
     Some might think of it someday as the scientific proof for a cosmic
force that can
only be something equivalent to . . . . God!
      Okay, I now this getting far out, but I got dragged into this a
non-believer, okay?
     Most folks, at least those who use homeopathic medicines, even most

homeopathic practitioners, don't see anything psychic about homeopathy
at all, right?
In fact even Nobel prize laureate Brian Josephson,
who has been watching this tumble
with Randi from the Cavendish in England with Jacques Benveniste (who
sent Randi
back to me after Randi offered them the prize for proving homeopathy)
wrote to me
to say that whereas it looked like I had Randi's Challenge in the bag
for homeopathy,
he wished the prize for the Challenge could be won for a real
demonstration of
psychic phenomenon, instead of homeopathy.
http://marius.netfirms.com/BJ060299.html
     And as anyone who looks at this case will conclude Josephson
considers Randi's excuses for not testing my claim to be "lame."
http://marius.netfirms.com/BJ060399.html
     Even with that pronouncement, Randi continues to chase Josephson
and Benveniste for a test instead of me, using their reluctance to
abrogate my claim as a skirt to hide behind:
http://marius.netfirms.com/bj062599.html
     Well, guess what? I think the real reason Randi is afraid of my
little tests for
homeopathy is because he . .  and others . . .instinctively feel what
some of us have
managed to articulate, that homeopathy actually demonstrates the
specific action of
the sub atomic field, and this in turn reveals a systemic memory for the
Universe.
     IT OPENS THE DOOR TO PROOF FOR ALL THOSE THINGS THAT
RANDI SAYS ARE BUNK!
      Psychokinesis, telepathy, precognition, survival of consciousness,
reverse
channeling, astrology and things of the like . .  in a word, THEURGY!
      There isn't enough space or time to give a detailed explanation of
it here. Just let it
be said that the Human Energy Systems Laboratory, in conjunction with
the
Department of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in
Tucson, is now
consulting with me to replicate my tests for the purpose of validating
Dr. Gary
Schwartz' theory for a Universe that doesn't forget . . . detailed in
his new book, The
Living Energy Universe . . .
      It should be said, that all it takes is ONE WIN of the Challenge,
on ANY ONE
POINT and the whole thing is washed up . .  the shut eye scoffers will
have
NOTHING upon which to rest their empty heads once this last bastion of
skepticism
has fallen. And it is falling as I write these words . . .
      And did Randi really offer me the Challenge?
     YOU BET HE DID! I've got his offer in writing!
http://www.marius.net/yesdammit.html
     And he's cemented it with DOZENS of letters to me, arguing over the
protocol,
predicting my failure, accusing me a stalling, of not following his
"rules", conspiring
with others over the protocol, of doing the very things he himself is
doing, accusing me
of making impossible demands, demanding that I get on with a test of it,
while I in
response simply keep asking him for a time and a place for a test, which
he and
Epstein to date have failed to provide.
     And speaking of Epstein . . . the government chemist in Randi's
employ . . . Randi
just gave him a thousand bucks for supposedly exposing scientific fraud!

     Now isn't that racketeering if it can be shown that they have
attempted to defraud me of my claim? Or if we can show a connection to
plotting with the CHinese, maybe treason?
     If you want to see my research, here it is at
http://marius.netfirms.com/research.html . My regular website at
http://marius.net/

keeps mysteriously going down ever since I began displaying the
information that
reveals the methods by which to win the 1.6 million dollar Psychic
Challenge. And by
the way, Ken, according to Randi, $400,000 of the 1.6 million has been
pledged by
members of what Randi calls the 2000 Club, but to date, although I have
been
verbally attacked by many of Randi's defenders, no one other than Randi
has ever
stepped forward to say that they have put their money where their mouth
is. Even
Goldman Sachs, where the Challenge money is reportedly kept, has
suddenly gone
silent. Seems like when they're confronted with the facts all the big
mouths suddenly
clam up.
      Well, I've certainly put my money . .  and reputation . . where my
mouth is, and
so far Randi has refused to give me the test and no other financial
supporters of the
Challenged have dared come forward. Even Goldman Sachs is trying to
wriggle out
of it, having demanded that Randi remove their name from his web page
after I
questioned them about the Challenge, and Randi said this hurt his
foundation, and
blamed it on me!
       Ken, Randi's been convicted of libel TWICE now, and is reportedly
a pauper on
paper. We've even seen transcripts of tapes Randi claims he made where
it appears
he is soliciting minors for sex. How does he get away with that?
       Well, maybe he can afford to shoot from the lip because he no
longer has
anything to lose, but can this retired escapologist wriggle out of
criminal charges like
racketeering and fraud? And where again are those folks who he says have
put up
almost half a million dollars to back up this offer he makes?
     I have been regularly and diligently after Randi for him to make
good on his offer
WITHOUT LAWYERS! I think your sponsors, who may not be aware of some of
this information, deserve a spirited response to Randi's charges of
quackery.
     Don't you think so too?
     And of course, I am always open to a civil discussion or even a hot
debate of the
topic with Randi or anyone else on your show. But we know now that Randi
is too
recalcitrant to appear in an open public forum such as your show
whenever the
topic of homeopathy is raised, and we know he appears to be afraid of me
and won't come on your show.
      But I'd like to come on your show, because I know it's dedicated
to the truth, and
I know, that even if you disagree with me, you'd give me a fair shot at
telling my side
of the story.  And I need some exposure. Whereas Randi gets a $10,000
speaking fee to bad mouth homeopathy and me, so far nobody has offered
me a cent for my work here.
What keeps me going is I know I'm right, my mission is a good one, of
importance to
the world and as long as I've got the resources and legs for it, I can't
be stopped.
     I've given you here the basis to validate homeopathy in theory,
common practice
and usage, to prove it in science and in law. I've even brought forward
specific tests
that can be done by anyone to demonstrate this mysterious phenomena for
themselves. I demonstrated here it's broader implications and shown
where it can lead
in the development of understanding of subtle energy phenomena and the
greater
Universe beyond. And I'm giving you some interesting information about
Randi.
    It's a mind opener.
     Even with the Psychic Challenge aside, (which I believe audiences
will find
fascinating in itself) a program reviewing proof for homeopathy is worth
an airing on
your show, for either your current or potential sponsors of homeopathic
products,
and for your listeners edification and entertainment. The battle between
Randi and me
is an amusing one, but its outcome also has potentially great or dire
consequences for
us all, and challenges us to think deeply .
       My presentation can impart a new validation for one of the
world's oldest forms
of energy medicine (according to Richard Gerber, MD, author of
VIBRATIONAL
MEDICINE, homeopathy was practiced in ancient Atlantis, and I believe I
may have
found the thread to support that supposition!)
    Let's do it Ken, book me on your show, let's give Randi a run for
his money! Maybe you can help me win it, or get something even greater.

John R. Benneth
503 661 4842
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http://www.petershane.com

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So he owned marius.net (which he no longer does) and he has a different phone number. And he partners with charlatans. His behavior fits with his videos he now has on youtube: a stupid jerk, who is so daft that he even claims homeopathy to be the jews and the scientific medicine to be the nazis. Had he even the slightest whiff of a clue he would know that the nazis pushed homeopathy, against the jews.

"Saving the Gulf with the Dokyro Sleeve: Introduction"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybgEZiyVdR4

"Corporate vs. People's Medicine"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4G7z2LZ3Pw


 99 
 on: September 15, 2014, 01:03:03 AM 
Started by Thymian - Last post by velzan
John R. Benneth and his bought "honorary" "title", one more piece that fits. Benneth claims to hold "the only known honorary degree in homeopathy. It is from Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in London, England." Looking at the Hahnemann College right at the homepage gives an explanation for that:

http://www.hchuk.com/faculty.html

[*quote*]
Management      
Chief Patron   Director & Principal   Senior Registrar
Mr. Charles Tankard Hahnemann   Dr. Shashi Mohan Sharma
 principal@hchuk.com   Mr. Tony Haines
 registrar@hchuk.com
        
      
Patrons                         Registrar   OPD In Charge
Mr. John Benneth – USA   Mrs. Amanda Kersen   Mrs. Rashpal Kaur Bains
Hon. Virendra Shama       opd@hchuk.com
        
      
Student Welfare Officer   Education Committee   Accountants
Mr. Tony Haines
 swo@hchuk.com   Dr. Aseem Upadhyay
 Dr. S.S. Randhawa
 Dr. Ram S. Rawal    J. V. Wilson & Co
 41A 14 Chambers Street Hertfordshire, UK.
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Benneth is a "patron". How much did he pay for that? And, quite important, how much must he rake in with using that fake title so that he can give that much money?

Benneth is a layman, has no education, and no degrees. He is what Randi said: a nobody.  This he hides by using a fake title, one he paid for.

 100 
 on: September 15, 2014, 12:34:31 AM 
Started by Thymian - Last post by velzan
To put the emphasis on this matter I post this extra. See how John R. Benneth advertises his services.

http://en.gravatar.com/johnbenneth

[*quote*]
Websites

johnbenneth

London, Portland, Oregon, Virginia City, Nevada

 I hold the only known honorary degree in homeopathy. It is from Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in London, England. I say "known" because I think such a degree is a rare distinction, and so if there is anyone else with such a thing, I hope he or she won't say anything about it, so I can keep it that way.
 I think I am most noted for the physico-chemical analysis of the homeopathic remedy and my presentations of the literature in videos.
 I am also a very good classical homeopath and encourage all to contact me who are looking for real help with any problem.

 You can contact me at 503 819 7777, through Skype or at jrbenneth@aol.com.
Contact Me

Email

jrbenneth@aol.com

Skype

John Benneth Portland

Work Phone

5038197777
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"I am also a very good classical homeopath" he dares to write, he, a shabby impostor with no medical degree at all, not even that of a homeopathy school. Honorary rummage does not count!

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