Hilary Butler - Sunday, January 22, 2017
The Onion, which calls itself “America’s finest news source”, filled space with another vitriol variant on Mike Pence today. “What Hilary? You don’t like satire? It’s just words Hilary. Humour makes the world go around didn’t you know?”
What I know is that death and life are in the power of words, and those who love words, w...
Hilary Butler - Thursday, July 18, 2013
Part One: Words from Memory Lane.
Part Two: Who controls the rhetoric?
Part Three: The name of the game.
Part Four: The get out of jail card.
Part Five: Blaming Muggins.
Part Six: Reforming Nocebo.
The solution for the medical system? It’s pretty simple really. If you aren't allowed to "deceive" people, to research what happens when they are deceived,&nb...
Hilary Butler - Saturday, June 29, 2013
The UK medical profession says that the one and only death from measles was caused by the fact that this 25 year old man didn’t have the MMR vaccine as a child.
Right at the bottom of the Daily Mail article we are told that this man died of Giant Cell Pneumonia, which was never diagnosed..
What is Giant Cell Pneumonia?
It's also known as Heckt's Pneumonia, and it's where huge ce...
Hilary Butler - Saturday, August 18, 2012
Following on from the medieval war of words on measles......., lies, emotional blackmail, weasel words and chameleon science is also being purveyed in the whooping cough battle.
Starting with the most obvious, is Vaccinet’s trumpeting headline about a Washington whooping cough outbreak recently that: "Anti-vaccine movement causes the worst whooping cough epidemic in ...
Hilary Butler - Monday, July 04, 2011
Perhaps this Australian documentary should have been labelled...
Totally missing the point. Or .. A bunch of Lies. Take your pick.
The Australian 60 Minutes journalist who had the responsibility for doing the research for this programme, is professionally incompetent.
You will not understand this blog unless you take the time to download all the full text medical articles, ...
Hilary Butler - Sunday, June 26, 2011
Did you know that the Kahui twins were actually triplets? Funny how so few media get that point. It's a very important one, but perhaps the 'why' of that, is for another blog. You know, the easiest thing for Macsyna to do would have been to stay silent, and walk away. It's interesting to me how so much key information is being "left out" of the media reporting.
If the p...
Hilary Butler - Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Currently, there is considerable discussion relating to whether or not rodent viruses might be involved in CFS. You will find three full text medical papers here. Obviously, we’ve always lived with mice, and Florence Nightingale had CFS, according to historical records. However, never .... since the invention of the syringe, and scientists brewing up drugs on animal cultures .....
Hilary Butler - Sunday, May 01, 2011
The Guardian today, produced a scrappy piece of journalism here, under the heading "Herbal remedies banned as EU rule takes effect." Whatever the actualities of what herbals will survive, and what is banned, is a much deeper issue. The voices of the skeptical comments supporting only big pharma, fall into two categories. The intolerant, who wouldn't know a fact if they saw one,...
Hilary Butler - Thursday, April 28, 2011
Following on from yesterday's blog about Paul Offit's Science Friction, .. today's blog is about how Nikki Turner's presentations to the Parliamentary Select Committee are tainted with the same "blight". Part of Paul Hutchison's recommendations to Parliament included Nikki Turner's unfactual statement (under her IMAC guise) that if vaccination against measles...
Hilary Butler - Wednesday, March 02, 2011
On March 1, The Wall Street Journal ran an article on fever which was discussing the American Academy of Pediatric’s latest policy document on fever and antipyretic use. which is exactly the snow-job you’d expect of an organisation wedded at the hip to Big Pharma. Out of interest, I submitted an e-response to Pediatrics. In the event of it not being put up, here is ...
Hilary Butler - Saturday, January 22, 2011
Several times, I’ve been asked to explain my silence, and why I have not written about Andrew Wakefield in the past. My concerns started in 1981, and go much deeper and relate to much more fundamental issues than “that” paper. It’s up to Andrew Wakefield to clear his own name. It’s up to Deer to prove he’s right. There are far more serious, fundamental i...
Hilary Butler - Wednesday, November 24, 2010
What's your thoughts on Full Body Scanners? That they are a total over-reaction? My reaction is pretty much the same as The Washington Times, which unlike most New Zealand newspapers, does thoughtful analyses on really meaningful topics. You all know the term, "The war on terror". This "terror" can be interpretted in many ways, but lets start with the "terror" which resu...
Hilary Butler - Sunday, October 31, 2010
In the Sunday Star Times today, Judge David McNaughton delivered a swift message to Starship doctors about predictive and substandard medical care, and the presumption of guilt without good cause. The Judge found Famaile Lino not guilty of abusing his six month old child after Starship jumped to conclusions, and robustly defended their own preconceived mindsets. The L...
Hilary Butler - Saturday, October 23, 2010
Warning. Having an opinion is dangerous. Have you noticed the plethora of "needed" (choke) rules, regulations and safety requirements which stalk anyone who might want to do something adventurous? Take for instance a group who sets up a children's adventure camp. They analyse any possible problems, and try to cover every eventuality. Parents sign their kid...
Hilary Butler - Friday, October 22, 2010
Mannnnny years ago (1984 - 86), I wrote an article on obstetricians dogmas on cord cutting in hospital ,which landed up in various incarnations in several journals worldwide, finally landing up in Mothering Magazine. The thrust of this article was that obstetricians had their heads firmly located in the pavement, and that babies of any age, and condition are not born with a scissor d...
Hilary Butler - Thursday, October 21, 2010
In a brilliant article called Lies, Damned Lies and Medical Science (pdf) a bright light was shone upon the reality of medical practice across the board, .... by what I thought was an almost extinct species - honest scientists.Thank goodness that some actually exist. It gives me hope for the future! The fact that medicine is often damned lies, is something we've b...
Hilary Butler - Thursday, September 23, 2010
What epidemic? "Numbers have been on the rise since June this year, but they really spiked up in August," said Dr Alison Roberts, of the Ministry of Health' ... Hiding behind the word "epidemic", as a scare tactic, Alison Roberts continues: "We have been expecting an epidemic around now. New Zealand has a whooping cough epidemic every four to five years, and the last one started in 1999." ...
Hilary Butler - Wednesday, September 22, 2010
By Peter Butler. This website provides you with two “clicking” options, representing two people and two different perspectives – HILARY’S DESK and OUT OF THE MOULD. I suppose you could say that it is two sides of the RRMT “coin”. It is not a case of which side is more important.
Both are needed equally to make the “whole”. If you ...
Hilary Butler - Wednesday, September 22, 2010
When I wrote our home education curriculum it incorporated what I consider an essential foundation stone. A lifestyle must surely include the integration of every aspect of daily living. You cannot put different issues into little boxes with an appropriate label, and then apply differing standards and values to their implementation. To do so will produce inconsistencies, double standards and hy...