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A Vote to Do Away with Your Supplements Is Coming in Days

By Dr. Mercola

Make no mistake, there is a well orchestrated campaign underway to take away your rights and access to vitamins and supplements.

You have likely witnessed the recent flurry of articles from doctors with scary headlines like "Don't Take Your Vitamins" written by Paul Offit. Senator Dick Durbin has taken a leading role as well.

Senator Durbin was also a sponsor for the SOPA / PIPA act, which would give the government even more power to censor and control the internet. You would think it would be impossible at this point to have MORE control, considering the recent leaks regarding the NSA.

There is no satiating the hunger for more power in our federal government. Politicians will scare you about sugary beverages loaded with caffeine as examples of the dangerous and 'unregulated' supplement industry.

Meanwhile, consumers load up at Starbucks and other coffee shops - where they can easily down cups and cups of this 'dangerous' substance. You don't see Durbin beating down the door of Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, even though coffee is the primary source where most people get their caffeine fix.

When you notice this type of hypocrisy, you can usually bet there is a serious industry influence behind the scenes. There is a campaign push assaulting the supplement industry by those hoping to gain control of it. Essentially, if supplements become regulated like drugs - only the drug companies will be manufacturing them.

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Dick Durbin is a very bad guy.

And very destructive for America.

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Yes, Durbin is a bad

Yes, Durbin is a bad guy.

Here he is last week, painting a picture of Snowden for the country to hear about during a hearing with NSA Director Keith Alexander.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf6gf_vs0wE

I AGREE

ON my way home, I was listening to this radio show in wisconsin AM and it seems that the marching orders are well underway to smear any form of ALT MED...

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If we cant censor it, we'll

"Senator Durbin was also a sponsor for the SOPA / PIPA act, which would give the government even more power to censor and control the internet"

If we cant censor it, we'll spy on it, but ideally we're gonna aim for both

:(

Durbin contact information

From WhitePages.com: his HOME address and telephone number:
Richard J. Durbin
Home (217) 787-3619
1525 S Bates Ave
Springfield, IL 62704-3347
Age: 65+
Associated: (wife) Loretta M Durbin

He probably will not appreciate calls after 1 a.m., so don't do that.
He probably doesn't want a lot of magazine subscriptions either, so don't fill out any of those cards you find inside magazines with his name and address.
And whatever you do, don't pay someone to deliver him a load of manure, with instructions to just dump it in his driveway.
Who else has some ideas for things we really shouldn't do?

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Love your non-advice, dabooba!

:-)

Eat an apple a day

Save money and get all the vitamins you need.

agreed

but our right to obtain vitamins shouldn't be taken away from us. There are certain instances where they can literally save lives when western medicine cannot. A great example is IV vitamin C.

I live in Illinois and can't

I live in Illinois and can't stand the guy. Who the hell keeps electing this jerk?

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.

right on.

right on.

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.

Durbin = The number one totalitarian on planet earth

This is the guy who screwed up Illinois.
He got rid of diet pills nationally because a dehydrated Illinois high school kid with a heart defect had taken several times the reccomended ADULT dosage and played football in a padded official uniform on a hot day. And died.

Partially because of this, millions of Americans are plumper and dropping like flies because there are NO approved diet pills except for the Olestra variants.

Durbin is the biggest most dangerous Fascist fatass ever. He's like the monster offspring of Bloomberg and Lindsay Graham.

Ptui! Ptui! (bad taste in mouth)

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

Sadly, I live in Illinois.

Sadly, I live in Illinois. He is not respectful of personal responsibility. He wants to control people! What do we call people like him? Public SERVANTS! Guess he never got the message.

I am a real pessimist, these days. Things are going to turn to crap. Sad thing is, my brother is quick to tell me that my wasted vote caused this! He can't see there is little difference in the political elite, of either party, in this country!

Are you seriously blaming

... the obesity "epidemic" on a lack of diet pills?

So instead of big government, you'd rather be beholden to big pharma. That's a pleasant thought.

GreyWyvern makes a Straw man out of worms, Roxanne.

I was very careful about how I worded my comment.
"Partially because of this, millions of Americans are plumper"
There's nothing wrong with that!
Maybe you believe diet pills were not effective?
Maybe you weren't paying attention the day Dick Durbin had a whole section of diet pills yanked off the shelf like a Mommy yanks a dirty item from a baby's hand.

Maybe you deny the billion dollars Americans spent on diet pills every year.

If I want to be beholden to big pharma voluntarily, or anybody else for that matter.......

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

If you want to spend money on diet pills

... go ahead. I wasn't agreeing with the ban, if that's what you think.

I do however, have some small understanding of biology, and no, I don't think diet pills are effective. And I don't think their availability (even if subsidised!) would have stopped or even slowed the increase in obesity in western nations. Which is why I think railing over their banning claiming they would have saved us from our gluttonous selves is being quite self-deceptive.

Obesity is a chronic problem which, barring a few exceptional cases, can only be solved with a chronic solution: changing the diet.

You don't think diet pills were effective.

You are completely wrong. Diet pills were quite effective although not without side effects.

You audaciously try to hang the following on me:
"claiming they would have saved us from our gluttonous selves is being quite self-deceptive."

F.U. comes immediately to mind. But really. You're just being provocative and obnoxious with what I figure is just a habitual conversation pattern utilizing the straw man arguments as a staple.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

No excuses even if they ban supplements! Heres your help!

I say if your in a bind and don't have access to your supplements for some ridiculous reason, God Has your back and its right outside, you don't need money and it's better than supplements. But you have to be humble and there is a learning curve.
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Absolutely

Food is a million times better than a synthetic vitamin that can sit on a shelf for 5 years.

That doesn't deter the fact that we should have the option to pursue the use of vitamins and supplements if we choose.

Herbs (which are arguably whole food) could be included in this.

Vitamins and supplements forever!

My friends, make your own liposomal Vitamin C, it's easy, and take a teaspoonful daily. take your 5000 iu's of vitamin D also daily. You will never have to a viral or bacterial infection again. Antibiotics are a big-Pharma thing if the past. I am not a doctor, so my opinion is my own, and to hell with the FDA, they can go their own lap doggie way.

vitamins and supplements...

they are disparate entities..

i read the article and the only mentions of vitamins are, "... take away your rights and access to vitamins and supplements", "Don't Take Your Vitamins" and "...vitamin and mineral supplements caused zero deaths."

It's more about supplements as far as i have gathered. Also, i didn't find the link to the Bill they are introducing to regulate vitamins and supplements...

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

Durbin's at it again

Thank God we have the

Thank God we have the government here to tell us small minded people what to do. I'm not sure I could have made it to work this morning if it wasn't for the government. Remember, they built it!

Right

LOL!!

Vitamin D

Will set you free!

I (re)discovered Vitamin D (actually a pro-hormone) a few years ago and it changed my life. There’s lots of info on the net about some of the latest research showing that most North Americans are either deficient or grossly deficient.

I believe that there’s been an orchestrated corporate/media/government campaign by the pharmaceuticals over the past decade or so ‘warning’ us of the ‘harmful’ UV rays, blah, blah, blah… What a bunch of bunk!

In fact, I now believe the exact opposite to be true. I believe that regular exposure to direct sunlight (without sunscreen) is as fundamental to human health as food, water and air. There appears to be alot of evidence showing that those who get plenty of sunshine through the course of their lives have very low incidence of cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression and a whole lot of other diseases and conditions that seem to be at epidemic levels these days.

and skin cancer and wrinkles too

just saying..

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BS

Big pharma propaganda.

I am sick, and I am tired--

I feel like saying, "I will fight no more forever"--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

The insanity never ends.

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Sure more regulation is bad...

But this coming from Mercola, I can't help hearing: "Do something! Or else I'll have to remove half the items in my online store!"

Yes, we all know making money through voluntary exchange is bad

Right, comrade?

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