1. Australia and New Zealand Nov 2012
First time Down Under. Coming from Kuala Lumpur via Thailand, already was in tourist mode. Almost 8 hours flight southeast from KL, Sydney was a whole new world, especially for the first time. Really had no preconceptions about Australia – all I knew about it was what was in Nemo. Landing at night, we had to circle for a half hour, supposedly because of ‘rain.’ That’s usually what they say when the airlines or the tower has screwed up, but in this case they actually had a quickie hailstorm, which apparently isn’t that rare here.
In the taxi on the way downtown though, the streets were already dry. The taxi driver was a Russian, so I figured it was harmless to ask him why Australia’s Prime Minister was so obsequious to Obama’s every whim. On TV she was talking about Australia’s role in Afghanistan…?? The only Australians who have ever even seen an Afghani are the soldiers who were talked into flying halfway around the world there to kill Afghanis. Australia’s role in Afghanistan ..??? I don’t get it.
Anyway the Russian was all over it, calling her all manner of obscenities even I never heard before, how most Australians didn’t even elect her, and how she got in mostly by buying votes. Sound familiar? Not a popular leader, I get the drift. Same story, everyone I talked to.
So we cruise into the Darling Harbour area which is the main tourist part of Sydney. I was set up in a little hotel only a few blocks away, because that’s where my seminars were to be. Was kind of late but I walked down toward the beginning of the walking streets, tourist area, and there were still many restaurants open. Lots of Chinese, one after another. Not bad, not unlike San Francisco Chinatown.
Next morning I had the day off to explore. My friend who was putting on the seminar wouldn’t arrive till evening. So I hopped on the monorail a couple blocks away and started the downtown cruise. After a very few blocks I got off because I saw some music stores in the downtown area. They weren’t good, though and some of the downtown is a little shabby, though most of it is not.
Next I decided I needed to see the famous Opera House, like in Nemo, so I walked in the direction of Cockle Bay, the main part of Darling Harbour. This waterfront tourist area is really well appointed, much nicer than Fisherman’s Wharf in San Fran. Fantastic new restaurants and shops, all in a semicircle, with the skyscrapers towering just behind. And surrounding it is a very large touristy area where you can spend a few days walking around. But I found out that the Opera House was in the next bay over, so I hopped onto a water taxi to take me around the point, coming at the Opera House from the water, just like Marlon and Dorie in the movie.
The giant cruise ships are moored just opposite, and they are bound for any port on the globe. You can do a London cruise through the Suez, if you have 2 weeks to kill.
Now there’s a couple of things you pick up right away about Australia. (Which also might be said about New Zealand as well.) There just aren’t many people around. I mean check it out – there’s only about 30 million people on the entire continent, with a million or so in Sydney. We have almost that many people just in California, including the illegals. So people aren’t crowded and stressed the way Americans are, just in their daily lives. Add to this that they’re naturally extremely polite to each other, and right away you begin to sense this higher quality of life thing going on. People greet each other on elevators, in grocery store aisles, even on the street. Remember that scene in the original Crocodile Dundee when Mick was in NYC and introduced himself to a mounted policeman? Well, that’s not so far fetched. They really act like that, many of them. No reason not to.
So anyway now I’m at the Opera House bay and start walking through that part of downtown, which is a bit classier. I get on one of those hop on / hop off buses like they have in London and sit just opposite the driver. He’s almost 70 and looks exactly like Santa Claus. Since we had to wait about 15 minutes to depart and there was no one else on board, I struck up a conversation and asked if their Prime Minister had to kowtow to Obama so that America would build a military base on their north shore in Darwin, which they’re doing. But he corrected me, saying that was only part of it. He told me when this new PM came in only 2 years ago Australia had a couple of billion dollar surplus. And now in just a short time they were a debtor nation because Obama was leading them down the NATO rabbit hole, etc. And she was starting to sell the exact same load of rubbish that has made our country the embarrassment it is today.
Forgot to mention the thing about what the rest of the world really thinks about the US. Which is, mostly they don’t think about it much, unless they have to, because we don’t really affect them directly. But what they do think about us is not flattering – that whole thing about being the leaders of the Free World and the Protector of freedom and democracy in the world, etc – that myth is over. Long gone. All that We Are the Champions of the world stuff died with Freddie Mercury. The only place it persists in the whole world is in American media. The rest of the world sees America for what it really is – a nation of Takers, forcing their will on weaker people, if they have something we want. Iron fisted bullies with enormous arsenals of weapons and drugs. No reason for them to pretend they don’t notice stuff like that. I got really weary of apologizing before I began all my lectures.
So Santa Claus was a very articulate bridge between the two cultures, as we cruised down the avenues in an empty bus. After a few stops a bunch of Chinese got on and I figured Santa’s running narrative was about to get a lot more conventional than him explaining the intricacies of why he couldn’t afford to retire at 70, so I hopped off.
Was looking for a museum, hopefully with skeletons of pre-hominids, showing the evolution of human osteology, like the exhibit they have in Paris. Being directed to the Australian Museum of natural history, I set off across Hyde Park, a small replica of the real one, when suddenly in the middle of the park a monsoon came out of nowhere, complete with hailstones the size of golf balls. I took shelter under a giant eucalyptus tree, but still got wringing wet in the process. After 30 minutes the deluge let up and the sun came out. By the time I got to the museum the streets had begun to dry out, though I hadn’t quite yet. So I made my way around the modest museum they have there, although I was amazed that they have a very respectable collection of dinosaurs. And we have to remember that Australia used to fit right between India and Burma and must have separated sometime after 130 million years ago, when the first dinosaurs emerged. Because they definitely didn’t swim to Australia from Asia.
Leaving the museum, the doctor called me and said he was on the way from Newcastle and would be at the hotel in a few hours. So I walked back across downtown and soon found myself back at the hotel.
Downtown isn’t all that huge. Thirty minutes walk from the center will take you about everywhere.
The doctor knew Sydney very well, so later on we walked down to Darling Harbor proper. We ate at a great Thai place right on the water, called Thai Foon. Now I had just come from Thailand, so I’m just saying, it was the real deal. This part of the harbor was like a sparkling little circle of glittering lights reflecting off the water from all the shops and restaurants– a collective ambience, like one big party instead of a bunch of little ones. Darling Harbour is really quite charming night or day , and it’s worth seeing.
The next day we were all set up for the vaccine seminar at the hotel . We had a respectable showing of doctors and patients, and these poor folks had never seen anything like me before. No one has the research I present about vaccines, and they were very attentive. Australian children get 51 vaccines compared to our 68. Although there is no pressure on them if they simply decide to opt out. But by the end of the seminar they were fairly appalled about the global vaccine program, the increasing number of vaccines, and how little most people know about the subject. That’s the thing – you don’t need to be a PhD in biochemistry to appreciate the toxicity and lack of science behind vaccines. You just need to know a little, just go down one level, follow the textbook, and there it is. Once you know, there’s no turning back.
Next day we did the chiropractic philosophy and neurology seminar. It also went very well. The exact same global agenda to dilute and eviscerate the profession is at work in Australia as well, though it is not as powerful. There are 4 chiropractic programs in AU, which are part of their respective university curricula. I have finally learned that this seems to be the formula for disaster. Anywhere in the world where you find chiropractic education as just another major in a regular university curriculum, you will usually find the dilution and estrangement from the profession’s fundamental principles. Not to mention they can enter the program right out of high school. Although in most places so can medical students. It’s Chiro-Lite: no philosophy, no X-ray, little or no technique. Regrettably. this same pattern can be found all over the world. Every time, it seems like the same politics orchestrating, with funding coming through medical agencies and regulators. Has the feel of blood money, trading the essence of the profession for 30 pieces of silver. And do they hire masters of technique to train the students? No, no. If someone can actually adjust, usually he’s already in practice, doing well. Those who can, do…
And as far as philosophy goes, it’s worse. It would be bad enough if there just weren’t any philosophy at all and they never mentioned it. But this is worse—often they actively denigrate and ridicule the original ideas and research of chiropractic philosophy, which is the only thing that made it endure at all for the past century. The result is that kids tend to graduate without the slightest sense of professional identity. No idea who they are, or what unique service a DC is supposed to provide. Most of them fail, if they try it at all. Their only chance is if they somehow meet someone who knows the story, or if they come into direct contact with one of the Pockets of Awareness that exist throughout the world, that keep the flame burning – the sacred trust, such as it is. Perhaps it’s a school, or a practice management, or a group of clinics, or an ongoing convention like DCS or Focus or NB, or else just a local group of DCs who band together and vitalize the philosophic and scientific uniqueness of chiropractic. The rule in our profession – the internal commandment prevails – eat your young. Be your own worst enemy. Exactly where did our profession acquire this curse? I’d like to know. Pockets of Awareness are the only salvation, seems to me.
The next day I was lucky enough to be spirited out of Sydney by my colleagues and taken to a surf town about 2 hours north, called Newcastle. This is the real Australia, it seems. Sydney’s OK, but it’s a big city. At least a little big city. But Newcastle is the life. Endless scenic beaches with surfable breaks everywhere. A medium size city, not crowded, no freeways, mostly unincorporated – with a group of DCs who somehow got the story and are taking over the town. One group has 5 clinics now, and some are to capacity. They have plans for another 5 in the next few years, and they are right on schedule. All they need are a few more capable docs to make it happen. They’re in momentum, and it’s inevitable.
Not unlike the 80s in the US.
Another really obvious thing about Australia is that the government doesn’t seem so much an invasive part of people’s everyday lives the way it is in the US. The American dream is pretty much played out, I think we can agree. The California dream is certainly gone, or just barely alive. It’s all about Obama, socialize everything, and we’re out of money so we need more… Going to places like AU and NZ, you feel a nostalgic twinge turn in your heart, a glimpse of what America was back in the 60s and 70s and 80s, when there was unbounded potential, in any field. Before everything got so heavy, and the One World agenda took over, and the invasion, and people became willing to sell their precious liberties for the illusion of security. Always a bad bargain, as Franklin said.
Did several evening lectures for the locals both on chiropractic and on vaccines, and again people were all ears. Never heard anyone talk like this who couldn’t be argued with. The truth has a certain ring to it. Much easier to opt out of vaccines in Australia – if you don’t want them, you needn’t get them. That’s it. No harassment, no threats. The Bill Gates population reduction program has not yet hit their shores. But now they’re forewarned, so some of them will be vigilant.
Australians are certainly closer to the land than we are now, in general. Except maybe for California surfers, and a few others. They respect their land and wouldn’t dream of trashing it any way near what we’ve done. No doubt about it – a blind man can see it – they have a superior quality of life, all around. Takes a long time to describe, but even after a few days it’s quite apparent.
But a week goes by in a blink, and it’s off to New Zealand. Two and a half hours east. Fly into another city by the bay –Auckland. Auckland is about the same population as Sydney but it’s spread out more along a very big series of bays. The population of this whole country is only about 5 million, so it’s even less crowded. And again, a consequence of that must be that the people treat each other pretty well, in general. Very polite, even more so than Canadians. Which is saying something.
Right away you could tell that this New Zealand was a new world altogether, much different from Australia. For the first few days I stayed in Auckland. I attended a philosophy symposium the first day, and got to know the chiropractic college. Then the second day one of the AU docs and I toured downtown Auckland and went up in the space needle they have there. It was about 65 stories high, and people were bungee jumping off the top. You could get an idea of the layout of the harbor, even from that height. You couldn’t see all of it because it sprawls to the horizon. Nothing like Sydney. The downtown area is smaller and less commercialized, although there are plenty of skyscrapers. But everything is so green, green, green.
The next day I gave my philosophy lecture to the College in the evening. Even though it was finals week, I still had a good group of students who showed up. They were glad to hear about the past and future of chiropractic , but at least here they had heard it before because the New Zealand college is independent. Not part of a university.
The New Zealand College is one of the few schools left who respect and perpetuate the real legacy of DD and BJ Palmer and who understand the importance of passing that on to the graduates. They have 4 courses of philosophy in the curriculum. (Most schools today have none.) They take X-rays. They know all about the reality of subluxation. They’re focused on the mastery of technique, which starts with entry level proficiency. Since there are only about 5 million people in NZ however, most graduate DCs go over to AU or elsewhere to practice. And now they are in the process of being accepted by several states in the US. This is certainly one of the top 5 chiropractic schools in the world, no question.
Another thing you notice right off the bat about both these countries is the general lack of incorporation that prevails. Very few malls, very few strip malls, none really that resemble the cookie cutter carbon copy strips malls that infect every town in the US, same stores in all of them. Commercial centers and stores and shops have much less sophisticated architecture—much more utilitarian—really reminds you of America in the 60s, or 70s. Before America was subsumed by Walmart, 7 Eleven, Subway, MacD’s, Pizza Hut, Starbuck’s, Macy’s etc. making every city the same. And slowly, imperceptibly this corporate landscape has now become our life – not just a part of it. Going to these 2 countries, you get a good look at what we’ve lost.
The day after my evening lecture was to be my last full day in NZ. So I got a car and started driving south. NZ is mainly 2 large islands—the north island and the south island. I saw about a quarter of the north island. What you mainly see is beautiful rolling green fields and hills—rich farms, individual private ranches worked by real families. No mega agro business, as in California, Iowa, Texas, and everywhere they talk about in Food Inc and those other movies we review in the full day nutrition seminar. The north island is mainly sheep and cattle. Everywhere. As far as you want to drive. Green, green, green. The Aussies have a running joke about the Kiwis, that the Kiwis don’t seem to mind. They say the Kiwis sleep with sheep, etc., with endless variations on that theme. I think there are as many sheep as people in New Zealand. One joke goes — did you hear the price of sheep has gone up? Really? Yeah – it’s up to $100 an hour.
You even see this kind of joking suggested in mainstream commercials on NZ TV—it’s very funny.
I got as far as a town called Rotorua, which is famous for heaps of hot springs and mineral baths. There is a huge lake there as well, and many tourist activities. And surrounded by endless green hills, pastures, and ranches.
What I didn’t realize till I got back on the plane to America late is that this is the same area where part of the new Hobbit movie was just filmed — in the rolling green hills near Matamata. I also learned that I missed the most magnificent landscapes of all which are in the south island—the majestic mountains and lakes and coastline down there. Next trip.
This country is the opposite of the US: the future is about progress and improvement. It’s not crowded and it’s not a socialized abortion. And the government seems much less in evidence, noninvasive, or so it appears to a first timer. I only saw one police car the entire week I was in NZ. And I had a car and drove over 400 kilometers. Keeps coming back to reminding us how it seems we have given our country away to a cadre of Takers. Who dole out the rights to live life unmolested. Who tell us what freedoms we may and may not have. Wasn’t always that way.
Nothing brings this fact home so clearly as a few weeks in these two countries. They’re not perfect, but they are a lot closer to an ideal that we’re getting farther and farther from as the presidents roll by. That’s my lightning first impressions of AU and NZ, and I invite everyone to take a look down there the next time you can tear yourself away from the cable channels.
2. 12 HOURS CE In 6 HOURS of CLASS TIME!
15 Dec 2012
ORANGE COUNTY, CA
Tim O’Shea DC
Author of Vaccination Is Not Immunization
La Quinta Suites, 2721 Hotel Terr – 714.540.1111
Explaining altered biomechanics and disease
Subluxation: the philosophy of neurology
Essentials of neuroplasticity: Carrick for dummies
Global agenda to dilute chiropractic
How the adjustment changes the brain
Mastering a technique: the art of change
Explaining altered sensory-motor neurology
Explaining what patients must know
Explaining altered biomechanics and pain
What doctors must know
Altered sensory-motor neurology and disease
Disc and joint capsule nutrition
How today’s best neuroscience validates the original ideas of DD and BJ
“This guy has the best website in the profession!” – Billy DeMoss – DCS
“The energy is fabulous and uplifting.” – C. Siga, DC, Denver
“Inspiring seminar! Glad I brought my staff…Love to see authenticity return to chiropractic.” – Denver doctor
“All fired up…ready to save more lives!” – Dr D Johnson, Denver
“The profession is in great need of this type of seminar – should be required for all new graduates.”
– Dr T. Schroeder, US Olympic waterpolo coach
“Quite painless… actually informative! very well researched.”
– Dr K Sera, Long Beach
“Refreshing to hear an instructor not afraid to speak the truth…most people validating chiropractic seem very insecure about it — not this doc.”
– Dr DC, Fair Oaks
“O’Shea’s chiropractic seminar in Oklahoma City this weekend was without a doubt the best seminar I have attended in the past 15 years!”
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“The philosophy was right on the money – the information was top tier. O’Shea is a mad scientist!” – JC Milrod, DC, Brasilia
“Exactly what this profession needs– truth and clarity! Addresses the deepest issues of chiropractic, giving us Drs. what we need to be able to tell the whole story at a scientific level as well as at the patient level. – clear, concise, coherent. – a fundamental course – all docs can get abundant content from it.” – Dr Moira Casey, Ojai
Doctors: $169 advance, $199 at door
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3. Kuala Lumpur Chiropractic
Here’s a FB post from early November:
“Chiropractic in Kuala Lumpur: Thriving!
Here in Malaysia, telling the chiropractic story at the International Medical University. Chiropractic is part of the curriculum at this multi disciplinary health professional university. Dr Michael Haneline has done a fabulous job in adding chiropractic to this university’s curriculum.
The program is only 3 years old and hasn’t graduated its first class yet. But these are some of the luckiest chiropractic students anywhere, who get to share in these state of the art facilities. They attend the same basic science classes as the medical students and use the same labs. This university is one of the finest in Asia and has spared no expense. The prospects for chiropractic in this country in the near future have never looked better.
I told BJ and DD’s story as clearly as I could during the lecture. The students were very attentive, but I discovered Malaysians have a sort of reserve about asking questions out loud in a live classroom. But they came up at the end and asked me personally, so I know they got the message. Philosophy makes sense to them, and they are very interested in chiropractic’s traditions.”
This school is actually looking for 8 DCs to work there. They really need people who can actually adjust, even if they may not say that. Only downside I could see is that X-ray is not a part of their diagnostic picture. Malaysians seem to be getting a version of chiropractic. Which is probably what we can say about the patients of graduates from most schools in the world, right? Art, Science, and Philosophy, remember? Does the name Wilhelm Roentgen ring a bell? We need all the tools available for detection, assessment, and clearing of subluxation.
4. SHOCKING CONSULTATIONS
When patients see the formidable amount of information in the Chapters at thedoctorwithin.com, they often want an assessment of their particular health scenario. Usually a Last Resort thing. Especially if they have been drugged, slashed, and burned with no salubrious outcome. They rarely come to me first. Generally, the world has to have its way with them for awhile before they realize they are dying, and that they have no other recourse besides natural medicine – supporting the innate recuperative powers of the human body.
Look at the Consultations button in the left hand nav bar of the website.
Recently I had two such consults. The first was from a man of some means who has had a significant cervicobrachial condition develop over several years. The pain and numbness had become so severe this past year that he told me he spent over $70k in pillows, trying to get comfortable at night! Never heard of chiropractic. Not surprising, since we’re treating only 1% of the population, if that. The geniuses and the shake and bake boys were totally no help. He experienced major improvement in just one adjustment. Obvious to any experienced DC to expect total resolution after a course of corrective care. Most of us could have cured him – anyone with entry level adjusting skills – but so few of us will talk about it. So therefore chiropractic remains the best kept secret in health care today!
The other consult involved a woman who just had an encapsulated uterine sarcoma removed, along with a prophylactic hysterectomy, of course. And even though they are sure they “got it all” and there is no further evidence of cancer, they want to do courses of chemotherapy and radiation, “just to be on the safe side.” Theoretical treatment rationales – not evidence-based, but imagination-based. But with genuine, deadly side effects.
Now for this situation, we have to look at medicine’s own statistics and studies. A summary of which may be found in the chapter To The Cancer Patient. And we learn that there is no proven upside for a recommendation for either chemotherapy or radiation to a patient in her situation – no prolonged life expectancy one way or another. We learn that in these situations today, the treatment protocols are often not being determined by the doctors so much as by the MBA’s upstairs.
But what about the colossal production of new free radicals, as well as all-out blitz attack on her already weakened immune system, occasioned by both of these two radical recommendations at this point. These biological events are beyond controversy.
The patient is extremely debilitated and run down from the surgical trauma, as well as from the post-op drugs. So she needs rest, hydration, and recovery – to harbor the body’s resources for total recuperation. Which chiropractic adjustments can certainly help facilitate. Not claiming that chiropractic would have resorbed the sarcoma, or anything like that. But healthy people don’t get sick. Obviously the homeostasis of the entire organism had been unbalanced for years before this cancerous manifestation. Cancer is not a bug that just flies in the window one day and grows a tumor. Years of imbalance, years of subluxation can be a significant contributor to disease conditions – the somatovisceral pathways. Not a theory, not a cult – basic orthopedic, neurological textbook science. Underscores the science of chiropractic.
What adverse conditions can a combination of chiropractic care and lifestyle adjustment not benefit? Name one.
More info: come to The Chiropractic Seminar
also The Last Resort
5. New Book: Vaccination Is Not Immunization – Third Edition – 2013
For those of you who bought the second edition – the dark blue cover – thank you. Please read it now. It is a collector’s item, and will never be reprinted. You can probably sell it on amazon for 3x what you paid. Not that I’m recommending that. But you know Amazon.
Now we’re heading into a new frontier for 2013 in the world of vaccines. Since they are losing the debate on vaccine safety and science, monolithic medicine has resorted to legislative weaponry. An all- out attack on the legal position of vaccine exemptions is now in full operation. Introduced into 4 states so far, successful in 2, the campaign to end the personal beliefs exemption is certain to be marketed in every state in the next 2 years.
– Last month we saw that the vaccine manufacturers have ignored a petition of 40,000 pediatricians to keep thimerosal out of vaccines.
– Today a news story came out that a huge insurance company just fired 150 employees for not getting a flu shot.
– The first Congressional Hearings on autism since 2003 are starting up now in Washington.
The exposés about the contamination, toxicity, and lack of science is keeping pace with draconian legislation to force vaccines onto the marginally informed. Battle lines are being drawn. 2013 will not be pretty. Parents therefore need every bit of legitimate science possible in order to make the most important decision they will make in the life of their infant – whether or not to vaccinate.
Most of that homework has already been done for them in the new 2013 version of Vaccination Is Not Immunization. It is a complete rewrite from last year’s blue book, and will include the most up to date attacks on the unvaccinated, as well as recent efforts to end exemptions nationwide. New vaccines in the pipeline are described. Outbreaks caused by routine courses of polio, DPT, HPV, flu shots, and other vaccines – all that is kept out of media – that’s what this book will lay out for you.
Sometimes parents write and say Thanks for the book – because of it we didn’t vaccinate out child. While their child was certainly not put in harm’s way by such a decision, it seems like a minimum amount of information in order to make the most important decision a parent will make in the life of the child: whether or not to vaccinate. But it’s a solid introduction to the subject – no more google searches or wikipedia propaganda pages. The 300 references provide directed follow-up for the more diligent, rather than the random roll of the dice we are confronted with online.
The most reliable book for parents looking for referenced material on the Problems With Vaccines: