Measles is vitamin a malnutrition

David has been investigating measles. He cannot solve the mystery of who is behind the strenuous effort to turn measles from a benign childhood illness into a deadly killer, but he can guess that it has dollar signs attached to it. What David can do is discuss some of the facts about measles statistics, which are quite surprising. Which is that 97% of the death rate from measles disappeared by 1962, the last year without a vaccine. Until recently even David didn’t know that Canada simply stopped

* Duration: 58:18

* Published: 2019-03-12 11:06:42 a.m.

* Episode Download Link (80 MB): mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/yg7k8u/TIM_031219.mp3

* Show Notes: infectiousmyth.podbean.com/e/the-infectious-myth-why-measles/

* Episode Feed: The Infectious Myth – infectiousmyth.podbean.com/feed.xml

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Stop the JNF with David Mivasair

An episode that exposes how if you want to flaunt the rules, own the money machine of the rule writers. 

David Mivasair is a Canadian rabbi who is part of a petition to remove charitable status from the Jewish National Fund, a major landowner in Israel that has a mission to provide land to Jews, but not to people of our groups, such as Palestinians, a bias that even the Israeli state is not allowed to enforce. Reasons for the complaint is that the JNF has never identified purpose, supports the Israeli military (clearly illegal for a Canadian charity), is discriminatory and has assisted the Israeli

* Duration: 58:22, Played: 37:51

* Published: 2019-02-19 3:23:35 PM

* Episode Download Link (80 MB): mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/h5vkfk/TIM_021919.mp3

* Show Notes: infectiousmyth.podbean.com/e/the-infectious-myth-stop-the-jnf-with-david-mivasair/

* Episode Feed: The Infectious Myth – infectiousmyth.podbean.com/feed.xml

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The power of belief

Great podcast showing how lonely men were duped by another man’s pen-pal business. Even when they found and testified against this fraud, they were still convinced of their original belief and said he did more good than harm.

Jesse had been waiting his whole life to fall in love—and then he started getting these letters from the perfect woman, Pamala. She seemed vulnerable. In need of protection. A classic beauty. He was totally devoted. They corresponded for years. And when something happens that really should change how he feels about her— he just can’t give it up. NPR’s social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam reports the story.

Source: Jesse’s Girl

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The Family That Flees Together, Trees Together

Can a family that lives in the belly of the Beast be outside of the system? The answer is surprisingly yes.

This whole story began because of the war on marijuana. Well I am not an advocate for the use of it, I am pleased the Canada has made it legal, especially if they can avoid bizarre situations like this one. Go to the 20 minute mark if you want to hear an epic rant against the system and against out of control law enforcement.

The Jarvis family, a group of eight, goes on the run from the law—for seven years. They live on a boat, in a treehouse in a swamp. They escape capture time after time. And how do the kids turn out, living a life outside of society, as fugitives? Surprisingly great.

www.thisamericanlife.org/177/american-limbo/act-one

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