Email Newsletter from August 24, 2007
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URGENT ALERT: TIME IS SHORT AND THE ISSUE IS HUGE!
PUBLIC COMMENT CLOSES SEPTEMBER 7, 2007
PRO-ILLNESS REGULATIONS SUPPRESSING HEALTH INFORMATION DESIGNED FOR IMPLEMENTATION DECEMBER 2007
JUST The FAX, Ma’am!
Fact: FDA is trying to eliminate your right to scientifically based health information
Fact: New FDA Guidance on Health Claims ( Evidence-Based Review System for the Scientific Evaluation of Health Claims, Docket 2007D-0125, http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/hclmgui5.html ) is their current tool to do exactly that
Fact: Public Comment period on this Guidance ends September 7, 2007. Direct e-comments have been blocked by the FDA because The Natural Solutions Foundation was so successful last time around mobilizing 197,000+ e-comments from the entire country!
Fact: FDA’s truth-hostile policy is in line with US-led Codex attempt to take away all sources of information on health benefits of foods (including supplements) through the Codex Committee on Food Labeling’s (CCFL) distorted definition of "Advertising"
Fact: You have a right to be heard on this issue under the First Amendment which has been confirmed by the US Supreme Court. The FDA is required by law to seek public comments before issuing regulations or guidances. This health and freedom right is under direct attack by the FDA’s latest health-hostile guidance.
IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH OR YOUR HEALTH FREEDOM, NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION!
Fact: You can fax ( http://tinyurl.com/24mrn8 ) your comments to the Receiver of Dockets! Click here to send that fax and let the FDA know that you know that the agency is out of control and off track by a wide and deadly margin.
Fact: Ron Paul has introduced a The Health Freedom Protection Act, HR 2117. His excellent bill makes this FDA suppression of truthful, science-based information illegal. It would get at least one important piece of the FDA back under Congressional control. Click here (http://tinyurl.com/yvm8tr ) to urge your Congressmen and women to join Dr. Paul in this effort to protect your freedom of speech and health information.
Fact: The FDA has declared that it will bring Codex to the US, no matter what the US law or regulations allow or prohibit. This is a perfect example of that intention on behalf, in this case, of Big Pharma. Only your concerted action will prevent this illegal stifling of information.
The FDA Does NOT Want to Hear From You.
OK. Let’s fact the facts: The FDA does not really want to hear what you have to say about anything. Your snail mail letters, for example, are not even tallied. According to the Supervisor of the Office of the Receiver of Dockets, they are just stored in the FDA reading room where people can look at them if they want. Your direct email comments are now blocked.
They do, however, want to hear the beautiful sound of huge high ticket "User Funds" hitting the till, the wonderful rustle of a letter saying that a grant proposal has been approved by a drug company, of the welcoming committee showing a former FDA official, now a new drug company executive around his offices which are, of course, much larger than the one he occupied at the FDA last week, of applause at a drug company sponsored "educational seminar" which the very well compensated FDA expert gives for the drug company whose product he is reviewing in the guise of a neutral scientist for FDA approval. They listen really hard for those sounds.
We know that. Consider the FDA’s CAM Guidance which could criminalize just about everything Americans do to stay out of the clutches of the illness industry. First they literally hid the fact that they had put out a Guidance on CAM from December 26, 2006 to February 26, 2007. Then they made the public comment period absurdly short for such a massively important topic (only until April 30, 2007). Your comments forced them to extend it, of course. Next they made sure that their submission link for those comments was not working. No link, no comments. No public input.
The Natural Solutions Foundation called the supervisor of the Receiver of Dockets and got another link meaning that the only reliable way to submit comments was through that link. In fact, 588,000+ people tried to use it. Because of various (but predictable) attacks, "ONLY" 197,000+ comments hit the FDA’s computer! Not even Washington can ignore that kind of outpouring!
But the bureaucrats who are trying to take away your freedom (and your health, remember) for the benefit of the multinationals are playing a thrust-parry-counter thrust kind of game. The FDA, no longer funded primarily by public funding, but by Big Pharma’s "User Fees" (turning it into a client agency of the drug companies) is on the attack again. How can the public trust this agency to oversee food safety?
This time, when they issued their unprecedented third regulatory move hostile to natural health in less than a year they changed the rules: you can no longer submit your comments by email unless you use the FDA link which is, quite predictably, "broken" much of the time. The FDA is trying to block your comments on the very important Guidance on Health Claims. They found a way to prevent your emails and set a ridiculously short time for Public Comment during the summer vacation, no less.
So, We’ll FAX Our Comments to the FDA!
And we’ll fax ( http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=12189 or http://tinyurl.com/24mrn8 ) them by the many hundreds of thousands. And, just to make things better, when you fax through our link, even if the FDA fax runs out paper or they turn them off, the Natural Solutions Foundation has the legal record of the transmission so we can count them or print them out and deliver them if necessary. They can run, but they cannot hide from "Vox Populi", the Voice of the People, YOUR voice!
Faxes cost money. We have never charged for emails because, although each one costs us money to submit, we know that people are used to free emails and did not want to limit a single person from sending out those vitally important communications. So we are asking you to make a tax deductible donation (http://drrimatruthreports.com/index.php?page_id=189 or http://tinyurl.com/sw9xf ) to at least cover the cost of the fax (yours and, if you can, the cost of someone else who cannot afford even a dollar).
David and Goliath: Our Collective Pockets vs. "More Money Than God"
You have heard me say it before: the other side has all the money they could possibly need. They get it by marketing illness and profiteering from suffering.
They use their money for magnificent, but deceptive, ads to doctors and to you, vast sums of "campaign contributions" and other corrupting inputs of money, huge lobbying budgets, stock options, trips, give away goodies and seminars which are really just slick sales pitches, phony science, control of entire medical school departments through grants, a sales force of drug detail men and women pegged to the physical and sexual preferences of the the doctor being visited (by the way) and a thousand more underhanded and dangerous tricks.
We Use Your Money To:
– Educate. That includes lectures at meetings like the ones listed under "Events" on our website. No one pays our way and no one covers our expenses (often including registration at these events). We hold meetings with Congressional staff and elected representatives. Next week, General Stubblebine, Ralph Fucetola http://www.vitaminlawyer.com , Charlie Frohman, http://www.cfrohman.com/ (our outstanding Legislative Consultant), other knowledgeable people and I will be in Washington DC to bring our health freedom agenda forward for you with decision makers, "influencers" and Congress. When we go to Washington to educate and get the audiences that are so important to the success of this battle, we stand, by the way, firmly on the base provided by your actions, your letters to Congress and your comments to the FDA. The more you have sent, the more of an ear bends toward us.
– Attend Codex and other important meetings.
– Pay for phone bills, internet connection, ink, paper and other similar expenses out of your donations.
– Purchase airline tickets and pay for hotel rooms and means when we go to countries where their leadership is willing to take action to defy the multinational agenda, grow clean food (which will then wind up in your kitchen) and take action on behalf of the health and survival of their people.
– Communicate with US government decision makers who might not be willing to hear what you want them to hear.
– Create materials like " Nutricide: the DVD " (http://drrimatruthreports.com/index.php?page_id=156 or http://tinyurl.com/2ewxzz ), the Codex eBook ( http://drrimatruthreports.com/index.php?page_id=205 or http://tinyurl.com/3yy5zq ) and our highly informative new video, The Codex Two Step: Codex Options for Pro Health Nations
We Do Not Use Your Money to:
Pay salaries or legal fees to the officers and trustees of the Foundation. None. Our lawyers, the Natural Solutions Foundation President and I work without any financial compensation for what we do. None.
Pay office overhead. That’s donated that to the Foundation, too.
Pay rent or mortgages. General Stubblebine and I sold our house so that we could continue doing this for you. That’s where a good deal of the money we have put into the battle (and gotten this far with) has come from.
We Are Doing This So You Don’t Have To
We don’t expect you to sell yours or give up your job for this battle. But it is your battle. We need your action, your willingness to disseminate information and your financial support. It’s that simple. There are extremely important things you can do to expand on those three items. Get involved or there won’t be much left to get involved with.
Please send this email to everyone you know with a short paragraph at the top saying that this is important to you and you that you are taking the requested actions and hope that the person you are sending it to will, too. If you like, you can include a paragraph like this one sent by a supporter to their entire email list a few days ago:
"Friends, just imagine if a million people each donated just $10 to Health Freedom! just imagine how far $10,000,000 would go in this fight! If you make a donation at http://drrimatruthreports.com/index.php?page_id=189 and then forward this to all your friends and ask them to do the same—and so on—and each of you donates a minimum of $10. (and more if you can, of course!), it’s not beyond the realm of possibility to reach a million people. And surely it is as important to you as it is to me to be able to purchase the vitamins and minerals we want, and to have access to organically raised (and other non-genetically engineered) foods, etc. etc. These things are REALLY in jeopardy! Please help! (For details, please go to www.healthfreedomUSA.org and sign up for the free Natural Solutions Foundation Health Freedom Alerts. Your freedom and your health are both under attack. Help preserve both of them!"
Every penny we receive goes directly to the cost of doing battle for your health freedom. Every purchase* you make from our all-Organic store, www.Organics4U.org , provides you with a tax break on your supplements and health care items while it provides us with much needed income to keep on doing what we are doing in the US and internationally.
All of your deductions are tax deductible, of course, if you pay taxes in the US. And every donation makes a difference. Spread the word. And if you prefer mail to electronic donations, please feel free to send your check to
Natural Solutions Foundation
P. O. Box 772
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Either way, THANKS!
In our last email, Reading the Fine Print to Get It Right! – August 21, 2007, we discussed two pieces of distortion which we felt needed correction since they were pretty important and were circulating around the internet confusing several issues. In order to preserve the dignity and decency with which the Natural Solutions Foundation always conducts itself and its affairs, we pointedly did not name names, nor did we make this a personal attack. We corrected facts which we believe to be wrong in the spirit of truth, not the unseemly attacks which are so often a part of the sickest and least productive parts of the Health Freedom movement.
Predictably, a rebuttal was forth coming. Sadly, the rebuttal was another in the series of personal attacks on me and attacks on our organization and its integrity. What none of us needs is another war of words and ill feeling.There are plenty of those around, some of them directed at the Natural Solutions Foundation. You may have noticed that we never respond to them. We do urge people who are so inclined, however, to write to the propagators of these attacks and ask to see the data upon which they rest. Since there is none, that is an interesting exercise: the replies would be funny if they were not so wasteful of time and resources.
So, suffice it to say that the Natural Solutions Foundation stands firmly behind our interpretation of the facts as presented in our most recent blast and that those facts were not only checked by me, but by our excellent legal council as well to assure compete accuracy. We do not mind debate, but we adamantly deny that vicious personal attacks have any place in winning and keeping our health freedoms.
As I said in that blast, you CAN count on the Natural Solutions Foundation for accurate, relevant, timely and helpful information. We mean what we say and we say what we mean without attacking anyone or any organization. Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone in the Health Freedom arena walked on the same dry shod part of the High Road? And if they don’t, why not? Who is served by all this divisiveness?
Looking forward to a huge numbers of faxes to the reluctant eyes and ears of the FDA,
Yours in health and freedom,
Rima R. Laibow, MD
Natural Solutions Foundation