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jade-goodyJade Goody returns to the ultimate reality show.

Back on Februrary, 23rd, I wrote and published a piece on Jade Goody, the British, rags-to-riches, reality TV star, who captured the heart of a nation on her first stint on Big Brother. Goody’s combination of guilesss honesty and naivete earned her a place in the hearts of many a Brit. She was “the real” in “reality.” Her popularity did not go unnoticed by sponsors and advertisers. Even though she did not win on Big Brother, she was reewarded with her own fragrance and other commercial opportunities.

Things started going south for the young, single mother of two boys when she went back to the The Big Brother house for another go round, on Celebrity Big Brother. It was there that her honesty got her into trouble. She insulted the Indian actress, Shilpa Shetty and was accused of being a racist. The tabloids had a field day and soon, Goddy was not only out of the Big Brother house, but also out of any other kind of job, as her lines were pulled, her spokeswoman roles cut off. This would be the least of her problems.

Goody had acquired quite the reputation as a party girl. Her ample bust and carefree attitude netted many paparazi shots on beaches and nights out on the town.

Seems like Brits like a good comeback story as much as their American counterparts as Goody made a redemptive appearance on The Indian version of Big Brother. I believe it was around this time, that found out that she had cervical cancer. Jade Goody’s life became an entirely new reality series onto itself, a deathwatch, where people could live and feel through this woman, many of whom had already indentified with her as a common gal.

Back in that piece I looked at the role of Neptune in Aquarius and how it morphed into a sort of collective channel of grief, projection, emotion and reaction. I alos wrote abput how Goody’s life and now death, mirrored a film, Deathwatch” by Bertrand Travernier, a scathing look into the future of humanity’s inability to feel any sort of emotion, unless it was experienced vicariously through a reality show. I won’t recount the details of the movie here, but you can feel free to view the original post in order to do so.

Jade Goody has passed away, leaving two, young, sons, with a man that she had married just prior to her death. She did as much reality based programming during her illness as she could in order to provide for her sons. Ironically, her death almost coincides with that of Natasha Richardson, who has also left two boys behind. Goody and Richardson could not have come from any different backgrounds and yet, their respective deaths leave the lives of their boys in their wake.

A reader, Angela, had commented on my first post about the gardasil jab, though I believe that Goody had received the Cervarix jab. Angela postulated that the jab itself was responsible for Goody’s cancer. She is not alone in this assumption. There are others, whom believe that the amount of aluminum in the jab is beyond toxic, ironically though, the public furor isn’t about the safety of the jab itself, but that Goody had receiveed the supposedly inferior and less expensive, Cervarix. The thinking goes that if she had recived the “better” and more expensive Gardasil, that this would not have happened. Unfortunately, Goody’s death is potentially the biggest marketing coup that Merck could have ever imagined. In death, Goody will no doubt help Merck move millions of vials of the vaccine, cashing in on the fear that her rapid descent and ultimately death, was brought on by an inferior vaccine. Merck should pay Goody’s sons a hefty, annual, stipend for life.

When I looked at Morgellons and Uranus in Pisces, I noted that Morgellons swims in the blood and dwells, just beneath the skin. We looked at the watery connection between Morgellons and Darwin under Uranus in Pisces cycles, especially as it relates to the currnet opposition between Uranus in Pisces and Saturn in Virgo. Uranus in Pisces can be powerful transmitter of illusion, hope and promise but it can also occlude and veil. Saturn in Virgo (health and karma) tugs on the reality of Uranus in Pisces and demands information, data, analysis, results. In the realm of public opinion, we’ll be left to sift through the contradictions, contraindications and contrary stances of big pharma, more than willing to sell us yet another, often undertested vaccine to naively accept and introduce into the sanctity of our bodies.

If Jade Goody’s life can have long lasting meaning, far beyond the ephemeral instant gratification that her celebrity provided her with, it will be raising the dialog and debate around vaccines for cervical cancer and the debate shouldn’t be about the merits of Gardasil over Cervarix, but if we should even have them at all.

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morgellons

“Now there’s a creature on the loose
mammoth proportions it has induced
innocent people have to die
As it grows, as it grows, as it grows
And grows and grows and grows

Science gone too far, science gone too far
How did you ever break the jar?
Science gone too far, science gone too far
Maybe it hasn’t crawled too far”
“Science Gone Too Far” (The Dictators)

I recently read where Joni Mitchell, one of the great ones, was just diagnosed with Morgellons. If you don’t know what Morgellons is, you should, because the chances are that someone you know, or at the very least. someone they know has it. The name itself is slightly a misnomer. It was coined as such by Mary Leitao, whose son complained of bugs biting him, recurring lesions and strange fibers protruding from the skin. Leitao based the name on a similar disease with similar symptoms from the 16th Century, based on a monograph by Sir Thomas Browne. But Leitao’s version of the disease makes Browne’s version seem like cold sores. Leitao was on the scene early, making waves, challenging the medical professions version of the disease, “Delusional Parasitosis.” Many sufferers of Morgellons are referred to psychiatrists, versus any aggressive treatment protocols.

One of the earliest supporters of Leitao was Dr. Randy Wymore, a scientist from Oklahoma State University. Wymore did a number of tests on Morgellons patients and the mysterious fibers they extruded. Working with the local police, Wymore supplied them with various fibers. The police tried matching them up with thousands of fibers in their database and could not find a match with any of them. Wymore also tested the burn point of the fibers, which did not show any melting under 1500 degrees. Think about this for a second–gold melts at 1064 degrees centigrade and yet these fibers resisted heat far beyond that. A scientist, not a doctor, Wymore worked with a local physician to treat some of the sufferers of Morgellons. Wymore and Leitao (a nurse by trade) were founders of The MRF (Morgellons Research Foundation) and raised money for their research. Wymore later backed out, claiming that Leitao was not managing the funds as well as could have been. He’s still researching the mysterious disease.

While Wymore was toiling on his own in his lab, The CDC was dragging it’s heels, not paying much attention to what seems like a rapidly growing (and mutating) disorder. The eventually funded a smallish investigation by Kaiser in Oakland. The money they seeded the program with was obscenely low ($3,000,000) by any research standards. The results have not yet been made public.

What makes the disease so troubling is how radically it transforms itself. It can appear as wormlike creatures, small crustaceans, the fibers, skin molds, skin tags, scratches, seed-like deposits and so on. The sensations are like bugs biting, itching and crawling across the surface of the skin, yet nowhere to be found in sight. It appears to morph and even have a hive-like intelligence. Read the rest of this entry »

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