By Sharon Sebastian

Swindlers, scammers, and quacks fill the Internet. During times of desperation cons are quick to manipulate the vulnerable with fraudulent promises. Normally one dismisses them by thinking buyer beware and hoping that the gullible will not succumb to the hokum being plied to seduce the unwary.

The worst of the worst are the vermin that prey on families whose loved ones suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s and the many varied forms of dementia are today claiming more people than at any time in the history of the disease. Studies show that the disease increased 68% over ten years when, according to the U.S. Census, the elder population only increased by 15.1%. Families are desperate for a cure. Victims are desperate for relief. Increasing in alarming numbers across the Internet are societal vultures aiming at the hearts of the vulnerable. They are predatory parasites out to pick the pockets of desperate people while blinding them with false promises that they have a cure for the deadly disease.

Having spent several years embedded in both hospitals and nursing homes, and coming face-to-face on a daily basis with patients stricken with the long-term, but always fatal disease, it is with certainty that it can be stated that there is no cure.

Dementia has become so prevalent that everybody knows somebody who knows somebody who has it. The numbers are so great that an ill-prepared health system is not equipped to render the proper “care” that is needed for the overwhelming numbers of dementia patients that are streaming through its doors. From nurses’ aides to whistleblowers, staff complain that they are not being trained to deal with the ever increasing number of people that are incapacitated with brain diseases.

To understand the severity of the cruelty of the swindlers, it is important to understand the heartache and real-time bereavement of families confronted with most forms of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

In my latest book, “AGING: WARNING – Navigating Life’s Medical, Mental & Financial Minefields,” few have captured the devastation more succinctly than a well-knit crew of Hollywood creatives. The group is raising both money and awareness about this disease that decimates both mind and body. In as straightforward a way as they can put it, the team at Hilarity for Charity posts this warning on their fundraising website:

“There’s a thief out there. And it’s robbing people’s memories. It’s robbing their ability to talk. It’s robbing their ability to eat, walk, get dressed, shower, or recognize their loved ones. It’s robbing people of their ability to be humans. It’s called Alzheimer’s…” – Hilarity for Charity

Dr. Neal Barnard, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine talks openly that debilitating memory loss plagues his family.   Though advocating a healthy diet and striving for a cure, he does not claim one. Dr. Barnard states that: “There is nothing more [important] than the connections with your loved ones. If your heart is beating, but your brain cells have been destroyed and you lose your connection with your children, grandchildren, and everyone else around you, you have lost everything and they have lost you. My hope is that we can change that and it starts with information…”

People across the nation who are both emotionally and financially devastated scour the Internet for a ray of light that there is a way out of the darkness that is Alzheimer’s. That is why families must be warned about the shocking number of advertisements that herald that Betty or Bob have gotten their memory back from a simple pill that cures Alzheimer’s. That all that people need to do is just buy and apply a special hand cream that makes those stricken with dementia mentally resilient again.

Few things are more galling than charlatans preying on families by scamming them with a false hope that they have a cure for Alzheimer’s. No cure exists. Serious research is underway searching for a cure. As yet, there is none.

As detailed in the book, “AGING: WARNING,” what patients and their families need to know is that “… sticky proteins, now scientifically linked to the consumption of processed foods, become clumped together and irretrievably shred nerve cell endings and eventually disintegrate brain cells. There is no recovery. When brain cells are attacked, the brain eventually clogs, shrinks and dies. The destruction of brain cells is permanent. The damage is not reversible. There is no restorative cure.”

Truth can be harsh. False hope is far harsher. Avoid the “miracle cure” scams posted on what appear to be legitimate and often respected websites. Do not let your heart succumb to the ploys of Internet con artists who prey on your deepest hopes and prayers. Keep your money in your pocket for those rainy days or expenditures to secure comforting care. Consider diverting your dollars to research with organizations such as the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund that reports that a 100% of all donations go towards research for a real, but as yet illusive cure.

Top research scientist Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, heads up Genetics and Aging Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tanzi warns that you should not assume you’re immune just because you have no family history of Alzheimer’s. When asked if a cure for Alzheimer’s exists as 2016 begins, his answer is, “Absolutely not — unfortunately.” Trust that the world will know if and when there is a cure for Alzheimer’s and dementia. Meantime, protect your wallet and emotions. Ignore the scammers and the quacks. False hope is no hope at all.

Sharon Sebastian, author of the book, “AGING: WARNING Navigating Life’s Medical, Mental & Financial Minefields,” is a columnist, commentator, and contributor in print and on nationwide broadcasts on topics ranging from healthcare, culture, religion, and politics to domestic and global policy. Sebastian’s political and cultural analyses are published nationally and internationally. Website:   www.AgingWarning.com


Has the Left Overplayed Its Hand?

By: Dan Lyman
Western Free Press

Dan Lyman

Dan Lyman

As we cross the bridge from 2015 into what will (hopefully) be the final year of life under Barack Hussein Obama, there is much to reflect upon, and even more to anticipate. Many believe we are approaching the most critical election in modern American history. Others wonder if we will actually make it to November in one piece.

The damage the Left has managed to inflict on our society, thus far, is akin to what the streets would look like after a ‘Running of the Bulls’ if Pamplona were a gigantic fine china bazaar.

The economic outlook gets bleaker by the day. The Resident has doubled the national debt since taking office, with the per-citizen share approaching $60,000. Labor participation numbers are staggeringly bad – nearly 103 million working-age Americans currently do not have a job. And for those who are fortunate enough to be employed, less than half are netting more than $30,000 per year. Half of all Americans are on some form on government assistance, with 47 million on food stamps.

Race relations are reaching a fever pitch. A steady stream of horrific violent crimes are being perpetrated against whites by minorities, as they are emboldened by the rhetoric of obsessive racialists like Spike Lee and Louis Farrakhan, who called for an army of 10,000 men prepared to ‘stalk’ and ‘kill’ unsuspecting victims.

Criminals are heralded as heroes by ignorant mobs who monotonously chant debunked myths like, “Hands up/Don’t shoot,” or decidedly more sinister proclamations of, “Pigs in a blanket/Fry ‘em like bacon.” Meanwhile, the shameless MainStreamMachine continues to push the inflammatory, out-dated fable of ‘institutionalized racism’ in a frantic attempt to keep the fire alive.

Rabid cultural Marxists are turning college campuses into decidedly unsafe spaces for free expression or independent thought – or even for simply being Caucasian, for that matter. And while watching pompous academics being cannibalized by their progeny is deliciously satisfying, it does not bode well for the future.

The boundaries of gender and sexuality have been pushed past their breaking point and inverted into a pretzel of vicious insanity. The mental illness of transgenderism is now championed by the Left as the latest favored ‘orientation,’ which has caused a conundrum for feminists who can’t decide whether to stand behind their fellow woman – or cozy up to the new guys on the block. Insipid trash-rag Glamour Magazine recently triggered an uproar by naming a male (Bruce Jenner) as their 2015 Woman of the Year. Bona fide dementia is apparently the new norm.

The balkanization of our nation along all possible fault lines is the objective of the Left. These are just a handful of the symptoms of a carefully-orchestrated societal de-evolution, contrived by anti-American, anti-Liberty, anti-Judeo-Christian antagonists and ideologues. To be sure, this is no spontaneous, grassroots cultural revolution; the angry, unwashed masses are marching on astroturf. They have been agitated by devious community organizers, coaxed by bitter, silver-ponytailed 60s radicals, and funded by demonic megalomaniacs like George Soros who grow more powerful with every inch Lady Liberty sinks into the mud.

After over 100 years of doggedly chipping away, the radical Left seems to have abandoned the Fabian Socialism model for a much more aggressive, despotic modus operandi. Is this the next phase of their game-plan, or have they gotten sloppy in their anti-progressive zeal?

If the psychopaths have their way, the country will fracture and degrade to ‘Beyond Repair’ status, enabling them to rebuild it in their own hellish image – classic Cloward-Piven. The objective is to make America pay for her sins, and through brutal punishment and redistribution of wealth, remodel Her into the Socialist utopia that exists only in their tiny, smoke-filled heads.

For those of us who know our history, and do not wish to repeat it, we know that we face a fight to the death – either of the subversive Left, or of the Republic. I believe their unbridled hubris has caused them to underestimate the Silent Majority. They have never heard us roar. While they continue to whip themselves in a frenzied echo chamber of shrill hysteria, the rest of us are starting to draw some lines in the sand.

The limits of our patience have been reached, and we’re of sick of intolerance for traditional American morals and values. We’re tired of being called racists and bigots by racists and bigots. We’re tired of Third World illegal aliens and visa overstayers pouring into our country to commit crimes, dilute our culture with non-assimilatory sub-cultures, and leech off our prosperity and hard work. We’re tired of language being inverted and weaponized – ‘Progressives’ and ‘Liberals’ are anything but, and Islam is definitely not a ‘religion of peace.’ We’re tired of being cursed out and browbeaten over our God-given right to bear arms by the same mental midgets who defend the dissection of live babies. We’re tired of self-righteous, anti-human propagandists parroting the flagrant farce of ‘anthropogenic climate change.’ We’re tired of the abject filth being pumped out by Hollywood. We’re tired of the garbage being jammed down our kids’ throats in school. We’re tired of being harassed by totalitarian freaks about unisex bathrooms and white male privilege. We’re tired of wretched modern feminism. We’re tired of corrupt socialist politicians, elected by corrupt socialist fools, destroying our country, states, and cities.

And, perhaps most importantly – we’re tired of the fraudulence of the government-media complex. Alternative media is exploding in popularity, while Establishment outlets experience rapidly declining viewership and readership. People are craving the Truth, and many are figuring out that they won’t get it from the MainStreamMachine. So, they are seeking it elsewhere and finding it. And they are waking up in droves, speeding towards a tipping point – a collective paradigm shift.

We’re tired of the national narrative that the Left has been controlling for far too long.

There is a revolution coming – and it’s not the kind that the communist demagogue Bernie Sanders is trying to stir up amongst his frail, Brooklynite-hipster, Occupy mob. No, this is a Second American Revolution, currently being waged in the Information Battlespace by everyone from Shahram Hadian to Trevor Loudon to Dana, the patriotic homemaker on social media.

The Silent Majority is rising up, and we are not going back to sleep. We are on a mission to make America great again. We did it in 1776, and we will do it again because we possess an intangible that the oppressive Left does not: American Spirit.

I believe the Left has overplayed its hand.


The Council Has Spoken! Our Watcher’s Council Results – 12/18/15

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match-up.

There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls. – Aeschylus

Guns are our friends because in a country without guns, I’m what’s known as “prey.” All females are. – Ann Coulter

We’ve got some people who think Shariah law oughta be the law of the land, forget the Constitution. But the guns are there, the Second Amendment is there, to make sure all of the rest of the amendments are followed. – Rep. Louis Golmert (R-TX)

I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them – Qu’ran 8:12


This week’s winning essay, The Right Planet’s Obama Attempts to Limit Citizens’ Ability to Defend Themselves Against Terrorism is an excellent, in-depth account of of the worst part of the San Bernardina jihadist strike. It shows that not only is the Obama Administration letting unvetted migrants into the country, it’s using San Bernardino to do its utmost to disarm American citizens. Here’s a slice:

More and more details are leaking out regarding the recent atrocity in San Bernardino, California. According to CNN, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, traveled to Saudi Arabia for nine days, possibly for the Hajj. Officials told CNN he traveled again to Saudi Arabia in 2015, where he most likely met his wife, Tasheen Malik. Farook’s family claim the couple met on a dating website. It appears Syed Farook went to Saudi Arabia to meet her. Tasheen Malik traveled to the U.S. on a “fiancée visa” (K-1 visa). After her arrival in the States she was granted legal permanent residence (i.e. granted “green card”). They were married for two years. Tasheen Malik, 27, was the mother of six-month-old child. The couple left the child with the grandmother on the morning of the atrocity, saying they had to go to a doctor’s appointment.

CNN reported:

Syed Rizwan Farook — one-half of the couple behind the San Bernardino shooting massacre — was apparently radicalized and in touch with people being investigated by the FBI for international terrorism, law enforcement officials said Thursday.

Farook’s apparent radicalization contributed to his role in the mass shooting, with his wife Tashfeen Malik, of 14 people on Wednesday during a holiday party for the San Bernardino County health department, where Farook worked, sources said.

Still, it wasn’t necessarily the only driver behind the carnage as workplace grievances may have also played a role. President Barack Obama hinted as much Thursday when he said that the attackers may have had “mixed motives.”

Farook traveled to Saudi Arabia for several weeks in 2013 on the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca that Muslims are required to take at least once in their lifetime, which didn’t raise red flags, said two government officials. It was during this trip that he met Malik, a native of Pakistan who came to the United States on a “fiancée visa” and later became a lawful permanent resident.

Syed Farook was born in Chicago, the son of Pakistani immigrants. The family later moved to Riverside, California, according to the Los Angeles Times.

CBS News reported, “Tashfeen Malik passed DHS counterterrorism screening as part of her vetting for K-1 visa.” As a result, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) are demanding the Obama White House hand over the immigration records of the jihadi couple responsible for the slaughter in San Bernardino.

The Daily Caller reported:

Farook reportedly had contact with known terrorists in the Middle East. He has also traveled to the Middle East and to Pakistan multiple times. It has also been reported that Farook viewed ISIS propaganda online. Investigators found a heavy arsenal of guns, ammunition and pipe bombs at their house in Redlands, Cal.

Apparently, Farook spent more of his free time at the mosque memorizing the Qu’ran.


At around 11 A.M. Wednesday, the killer couple entered the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino and opened fire, murdering 14 people and wounding 21 others. One San Bernardino police officer described the murder scene as “unspeakable carnage.”

Following an afternoon car chase, the butchers were killed in a firefight with police. Both “suspects were heavily armed and wearing tactical attire, and they had an arsenal of ammunition and pipe bombs in their Redlands home,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

Authorities believe there may be a “deeper terror matrix” behind the attacks.

So what has been the response from the Obama Administration and the rabid Left in the wake of the carnage in San Bernardino?

Well, it goes something like this. “Save your stupid, worthless thoughts and prayers” and “act now on gun control.”


Oh, but the despicable Daily News, et al., didn’t stop there. They decided to double-down on their misplaced hate and vile rhetoric by attempting to blame the NRA (yeah, imagine that) for the mass-murder—namely, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.


More at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Stephen K. Bannon and Alexander Marlow at Breitbart withA Stark Choice: Ted Cruz’s Jacksonian Americanism vs. Marco Rubio’s Wilsonian Internationalism, submitted by Joshuapundit.

This article does an exceptional job of spelling out the differences not just between the foreign policy stances of Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, but gives a between the lines explanation of exactly what’s been wrong with American foreign policy in the last 40 years. Do read it.

Here are this week’s full results. Only GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD was unable to vote this week, but was not affected by the usual 2/3 vote penalty for not voting:

Council Winners:

Non-Council Winners:

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