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This asthma drug used to really help me. Then they switched it. And now I find THIS out!


Why is this safe and effective asthma drug no longer available?

Five years ago when the Intal inhaler was discontinued, many asthmatics were shocked.

It wasn’t discontinued for any safety reasons, complaints, or issues with the product.

Last week I told you about some frightening findings that the FDA just released about the asthma drug Xolair.

So asthmatics can’t get a safe med that we know works, but they can get one with reams of side effects and little benefit.

Just wait until you see why…

Cromolyn sodium, which was sold under the brand name Intal, had been on the market for a very long time, since 1968. Its use goes back to the old-fashioned “spinhaler” days. And it was safe and effective.


The “story” was that Intal was being discontinued because King, couldn’t come up with a CFC-free inhaler device.

CFCs, or Freon, are gasses that were used as aerosol propellants, in air conditioners and refrigerators that were banned. And King said it wasn’t possible to come up with an alternative.

(I remember taking it as a pill that contained powder. When you put it into this little device it would put a tiny hole in the capsule which allowed you to then suck in the powder)

Could this be the real reason?

Shortly after King stopped making Intal available, the company was purchased by Pfizer. And all Pfizer would say about it is that Intal had been “discontinued.”

Pfizer probably didn’t want this safe and highly effective medication — one that asthmatics had used for decades — out there competing with its blockbuster patent drugs that are rife with side effects.

(The new asthma controllers have a lot of side effects that cause you to be more likely to die from an asthma attack)

“Pfizer to acquire King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.” October 11, 2010, Pfizer press release,

There is a special kind of evil that does this sort of thing

I've got about an hour to come up with a reliable, easy to understand source or explanation

that I can print out and give to my climate denier brother before he heads back up north.

I watched a documentary last night, (The brainwashing of my Dad) and they had information something like 24,000 scientists believe in global warming and only 4 do not.

I hate it when I can't provide proof. Can anyone help me with the statistics and perhaps what business the other scientists are in?


A quick primer on systemic racism in US. Sad to say I think too many people here don't understand

Some police officer on TV was just saying how shocked they all are that this has happened.

(EDIT) It is true, as people have said below, that we do not know if the shooter is black, (although I did not say that) or why he shoot. I have assumed it is someone retaliating for all of the police shootings of black men, especially with that picture of Alton Sterling and the video of Philando Castile's girlfriend and him dead in the car. The fact that all the shots were aimed at the police just led me here and I still believe this is the case.

2nd EDIT: Reported: Brown (police) said the suspect told negotiators "the end was coming," that he's "going to hurt and kill more of us" (meaning law enforcement), and that there were bombs planted all over the garage and downtown.)


Personally I am surprised that this is the first time it has happened. You cannot beat a group of people down over and over and not expect them to ever retaliate.
I think these type of things are going to continue to happen as long as white cops kill black men with a serious lack of restraint.

And though it remains to be seen, I think that this tactic might be the only one that may work. How many hundreds of peaceful protests have their been? How much good has it done?

I think the police force first needs to teach all their personnel about the systemic, surreptitious racism toward the black community that has been going on for years and has rendered this country so ill. I did not know how a ghetto was really formed until this year when I watched a video about how black people were refused US backed mortgages that were given to white people after WW2. Owning a house and creating equity over the years is the main way people have acquired any wealth and it was refused to black people. All members of our police force should know these things and how they effect other things like education if they are going to work with the public. Because THIS is our public.

Black people in this country have been set up to fail by the most ignorant among us, the racists. They need to be recognized and called out.

And I think every police force AND school needs to teach real statistics. The kind of statistics that allows you to find out why the crime rate of the black community is so high. The kind that takes away your justification for treating any person differently than another.

I don't feel very hopeful though. Maybe because I just saw this tweet that is going around that is blaming President Obama for tonight. smh

So a week ago I visited with 2 friends who just had to tell me how dangerous my medications were.

I take an opiate for chronic back pain from damages to my spine.

I don't know why I felt like I had to defend myself but it didn't matter because nothing I said was good enough. I told them how I try not to take them, (because I know how quickly they lose their effect so if I am OK I don't take them. )

The one insisted on telling me how "these medications will tell your body to stop breathing"

I felt so attacked! And I don't feel like they did it out of concern because they know on a recent trip overseas I had to be pushed around in a damn wheel chair because my back was so bad and yet they never even asked about my back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I just found out I've got a fracture on top of all the other mess)

I do not think this type of behavior is really caring and concern. Especially since one gave me the bad news, "You're going to go through withdrawal" (I swear she had a smile on her face! But maybe it just smugness)

I did send them both an email afterward about the different medications. I also informed them about the new drugs that block opiates and how they lessen or stop the withdrawal, (just because of what the one said to me), and I told them about Narcan and how it can bring someone out of an overdose. I don't know why I was just wanted them to know that they knew ...... not so much.

So the one friend wrote back and said something like "If our expressing concern for you came across wrong then I apologize" So I said, "Thank you. And now that you have all this information you can make better decisions about where and when concern is warranted and when it may just cause a problem"

I am a bitch.

I can't be wrong about all of this though. Someone has had to have a similar situation.

Fighting debt collectors for the rest of us

(I have to edit this post since someone thinks that even though I said I was a "VICTIM" that I must have deserved this abuse because I owed money. I did not owe ANY MONEY. I dealt with an unscrupulous business that signed my name to a loan. These collection calls happened about 13 years later and the first caller told me he knew I could pay because I had a trust fund. So apparently that is one of their tactics now too, going after people they think they can fool and who can pay. My credit score is over 800. I pay my damn bills but I understand very well that one of the reasons I can pay my bills is because I have been fortunate. And I know that other people have not been as fortunate and it is for these people that I write this post. These people upset, scared and fooled me and I know they do it to others. I just realized at some point that they were blowing smoke and I didn't have to bother with them)


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So as one who was a victim of these people how about this.

If you end up on the phone with one of them and they start to demand payment blah blah say something like, "What are you wearing?"

And then continue on, improvising and being creative remembering that your goal is to make them cringe, in an unhappy way, the same way thing they make you cringe but along a slightly different vein.

And if they threaten you with harassment pop a bottle of champagne because you just won!

Another Christian anti-gay pastor arrested for child porn

If you are going to profile pedophiles maybe start with these super anti-gays.

OK Now This is just too much! Hillary PAC pays for trolls to try and defame Bernie!


Citing “lessons learned from online engagement with ‘Bernie Bros,’” a pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC is pledging to spend $1 million to “push back against” users on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and Instagram.
Correct the Record’s “Barrier Breakers” project boasts in a press release that it has already “addressed more than 5,000 people that have personally attacked Hillary Clinton on Twitter.” The PAC released this on Thursday.

The PAC was created in May of last year when it was spun off from the American Bridge SuperPAC, which is run by longtime Hillary and Bill Clinton supporter David Brock. Brock also founded the left-wing media watchdog website Media Matters for America.

Some Bernie Sanders-supporting users on Reddit already started to notice the changes on Thursday afternoon.
“This explains why my inbox turned to cancer on Tuesday,” wrote user OKarizee. “Been a member of reddit for almost 4 years and never experienced anything like it. In fact, in all my years on the internet I’ve never experienced anything like it.”

Correct the Record, which has received $5 million this campaign season and has spent almost $4.5 million of it, according to OpenSecrets.org, outlined its strategy against “swarms of anonymous attackers” in a press release.

EDIT: I found out this "Bernie bros" is pretty bad but Sanders has nothing to do with it.

Women on phone with NY voter employee who is telling her how they purged her father from registratio

And how he is going to have to re-register if he wants to vote in NY. His address has been the same since he became a citizen 12 years ago and he voted for Obama

Does anyone have information about buying a laser for you own personal use and for pets?

(I just read on the website that it is only for sale to medical professionals. Shit! But it may be on Ebay and there is another type my vet told me about that I will check out)

Many years ago a a very holistic chiropractor's I spoke about very low back pain. After the chiropractor left the room one of the assistants came in and started putting this tiny laser, (the ones that you can play with your cat.....but are not supposed to I have read). She put it on a few different spots on my lower back and it really lessened the pain for a while.

This doctor was cool because when I asked her what it was she told me outright and how I could buy one at the 7/11

So now I have really bad back pain and one of the things I would like to do is get a laser and use it on myself, (and my dog and whoever needs it). The vet was very nice and told me he used a K Laser and even showed me his. He said he uses it on the animals but also his partner has some neck problems that he treats with it.

Also I wonder if you can use one of these? √ "However, the FDA consider it only as an infrared heating lamp – and do not recognize the bio-stimulatory effects of the laser"

Here is a good website.: I don't know the prices. It explain how this therapy brings oxygen to the blood cells by providing heat and that oxygen gets to the tissues. It also talks about how it can help someone's general health. One lady was talking about how it healed her dog who had chronic ear infections.

Thanks for any information. I hope this information may be benificial to some others. I am kind of psyched about getting a laser since I realized that they increase oxygen in the body. That is wonderful for healing.

And I just read they will only sell the

Infrared K-Laser (Class 4 laser) Therapy

LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

♦ Infrared K-Laser (Class 4 laser) therapy is a frequency therapy in the infrared range (~700-1000 nanometers) producing a photochemical reaction that is very effectively used to:

√ Reduce pain
√ Reduce inflammation
√ Enhance tissue healing (in hard and soft tissues, incl. muscles, ligaments, bones)

he Class 4 K-laser is more powerful than many other laser devices used for therapy in the U.S.:

- Minimum power requirement of class 3a, 3b and 4 lasers

√ Class 3a lasers are a minimum 5 milliwatts
√ Class 3b lasers range from 5 - 500 milliwatts
√ Class 4 laser must be > 500 milliwatts i.e. ½ a watt – this higher powered infrared laser is capable of deeper penetration into the body to reach muscles, and areas such as spine and hip

- The K-Series Class 4 Lasers

√ K-800 - has power adjustable from 0.1 - 8 Watts
√ K-1200 - 0.1 - 12 Watts
√ CUBE-4 - 0.1 - 15.0 Watts in continuous wave and 20 Watts peak / 12 Watts average in Intense Super-Pulsed mode.

♦ The K-lasers diffuse the laser light over an area the size of a quarter - for comparison, surgical cutting lasers use ~100 watts and spot focus the laser

♦ K-lasers are FDA-approved as medical therapy devices

√ However, the FDA consider it only as an infrared heating lamp – and do not recognize the bio-stimulatory effects of the laser

√ K-lasers are prescription medical devices available for sale and use only to health professionals – who are then trained by the manufacturer in their use. The U.S. has many K-laser therapy providers across the country (locations found at K-LaserUSA.com). Except in a few cases, treatment cost (~$40-175 / treatment) is not covered by insurance.
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