Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

January 5, 2010

In the play Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, con-artist Lawrence Jameson has made a career out of tricking emotionally-vulnerable women out of their money. One day while riding a train near the French Riviera, Jameson watches as Freddy Benson clumsily charms a small prize from a woman he has flattered. Somewhat impressed, Jameson takes Freddy under his wing and says: 

Freddy, as a younger man, I was a sculptor, a painter, and a musician. There was just one problem: I wasn’t very good. As a matter of fact, I was dreadful. I finally came to the frustrating conclusion that I had taste and style, but not talent. I knew my limitations. We all have our limitations, Freddy. Fortunately, I discovered that taste and style were commodities that people desired. Freddy, what I am saying is: know your limitations. 

Like Freddy, Robert Gallo MD was a marginal researcher who, like many others, faced a future of budget cuts and unemployment. Of Gallo’s career before AIDS, Cambridge University Professor Abraham Karpas wrote (p. 18)

In 1975, Gallo and (Robin) Weiss stated that they had isolated a human leukemia virus, HL23 virus, but this was shown later to have resulted from laboratory contamination by three primate retroviruses. In 1980 Gallo claimed to have isolated a human T-cell leukemia virus (HTLV), but did not present positive evidence that this was a human virus. During 1983-4, Gallo and his associates published several papers asserting that the human leukemia virus, HTLV-1, was the agent involved in the development of AIDS. This was eventually disproven but meanwhile the attention of many scientists was misdirected, wasting time and resources that could have been put to far better use… 

In his Lawrence Jamison role, Anthony Fauci partnered with Gallo to dazzle the pants off the newly appointed (and scientifically gullible) HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler who gushed

(The) scientific expertise at NIH is unparalleled, and we already had Dr. Fauci, Bob Gallo and CDC… I worked with Dr. Gallo because he was briefing me constantly… and I have so much confidence in him, and so much respect for him. He had identified the human T-Cell leukemia virus. He had a track record that was impressive… He had kept me so informed… He was quite confident at that time, and I derived my sense of confidence from my working relationship with him… Between Bob Gallo and Tony Fauci, [they] were the two heroes

While Lawrence and Freddy only targeted rich gullible women, Fauci has successfully nicked the NIAID budget every year since 1983. By 2009, that budget had swelled to $4.5 billion – a tidy amount for a disease category that became statistically irrelevant by 1960 and is hardly noticed today in Europe, Australia or South Africa

During that time, Fauci shared his budget with those who supported him. Not counting what has not been reported, the cohorts that unanimously objected to the documentary House of Numbers weeks before it debuted in Nashville last April are the same people who coincidentally receive millions of dollars in questionable research funding from none other than Tony Fauci.Other notable AIDS luminaries include David Ho MD ($16,918,448), amfAR Director Kenneth Cole ($3,518,613) and doctors Donald Francis, Robert Redfield, Michael Gottlieb and Fauci, whose self-distributed compensation remains unreported and unaccountable

While $11 million gives Vincent Racaniello time to blog, he’s classy enough to post this disclaimer

For just under $17 million, U-Conn psychology Professor Seth Kalichman composes libelous books and blogs that vilify uncorrupted scientists like Peter Duesberg PhD, James Chin MD MPH and Kary Mullis PhD who coincidentally do not receive NIH funding. 

As one of Fauci’s most animated propagandists, Cornell virologist John P. Moore’s extramural activities include provocative emails and tireless blog entries. Moore also co-chairs seminars with Daniel Kuritzkes that teach journalists how to destroy the lives and careers of those who ask questions. Like Fauci, it’s hard to figure out how Moore finds the time to blog and snipe to justify his $34,109,410 in reported funding. Real scientists don’t blog – nor do they defend their work by attacking others. Like Fauci and Gallo, Moore is the consummate PharmaSlut – a retroviral fraud with tenure. 

Other propagandists are less known but numerous. If you want to know how many people are dying from HIV in “rural Texas,” Susan Baer fills you in for $3,445,206. If you want a second, third or a thousand opinions, Google AIDS or GAY. 

As long as Fauci and his lieutenants convince us to fear statistically irrelevant infectious diseases, we’re less likely to notice the drug companies that routinely kill and injure millions of Americans every year – the same companies and individuals that send multi-million dollar kickbacks to Fauci’s NIH proxy

As Professor Karpas concluded in 2003

Science as a body of knowledge is eventually self-correcting… Science is not always self-cleaning. The history of AIDS research involves huge rewards, unscrupulous ambition, disregard for common principles of scientific conduct, battles over priority leaving injustice uncorrected, and terrible consequences in the wider world….  


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