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Call to Action: Mortification of the Flesh and Christian Charity in Times of Crisis . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 11 May 2019

  • LET THERE BE NO RETURN TO THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR OF OLD
  • WILL PLAGUE COMPEL US TO FLAGELLANT PARADES?
  • ON PERFECTING WORKS OF CORPOREAL MERCY
    • The Heroic Works of Charity of German Pastor Martin Rinkart During the Great Pestilence
    • Exhortation to Acts of Corporeal Mercy
  • HOW MAY WE LIVE AS CHRIST HAS ASKED, THROUGH THE COMING TIME?
    • Matthew 25:31-46
  • CONCLUSION
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION
Image: “The Flagellants,” by Pieter van Laer, ca. 1635, from Wikimedia Commons. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less; PD-US.

Image: “The Flagellants,” by Pieter van Laer, ca. 1635, from Wikimedia Commons. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or less; PD-US.

Image: “The Flagellants,” by Pieter van Laer, ca. 1635, from Wikimedia Commons. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or less; PD-US.

Dear Ones,

This is a call to action regarding the religious practice of mortification of the flesh, including self-flagellation, that some Christian denominations retain as a historical tradition. In noospheric tenor, these practices tie into the denser energy streams of sadomasochistic sexual practices and snuff sex that have, of late, ransacked the noosphere of Los Angeles, especially on the weekends.

Aside from the link-in with historic practices of fleshly mortification why is it that this relatively rare nuance of sexual behavior is such a standout in the Los Angeles noosphere of late? For more, I turned to this publication …

Link: “The Psychology of Sadomasochism: An Attempt to Explain Sadism and Masochism,” by Neil Burton, M.D., posted 17 August 2014, in Psychology Today … https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hide-and-seek/201408/the-psychology-sadomasochism ..

From that I learned that many seemingly innocuous forms of behavior, such as tickling, infantilizing, and love-biting … and perhaps, I would add, taunting and bullying, as are oft found online these days … play into the darker, denser energy streams of the relatively recherché world of sadomasochism. Thus we are all, willy-nilly, for the most part unwittingly, involved in the clearing of these dense energy strands from the Los Angeles noosphere at present.

My appeal today is to those who are consciously able to choose whether they will add to these denser noospheric energies of sadomasochism. I make this appeal because, as an intuitive person, I find these energies very difficult to bear, especially on the weekends in Los Angeles, and most particularly so during times of solar storm … even geostorms as mild as that which we experienced last night …

Image: Kp Index 11 May 2019 18:30:02 UTC, by NOAA/SWPC Boulder, CO USA … public domain. One Level 5 bar spike indicates that a mild geostorm (lasting three hours or less) took place.

Image: Kp Index 11 May 2019 18:30:02 UTC, by NOAA/SWPC Boulder, CO USA … public domain. One Level 5 bar spike indicates that a mild geostorm (lasting three hours or less) took place.

Image: Kp Index 11 May 2019 18:30:02 UTC, by NOAA/SWPC Boulder, CO USA … public domain. One Level 5 bar spike indicates that  a mild geostorm (lasting three hours or less) took place.

In order to keep our personal Body of Light (aura, or energy field) pure and bright, I feel it is important to avoid injury to the body, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit itself, in my sense of it, is injured by mortification of the flesh.

LET THERE BE NO RETURN TO THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR OF OLD

It is the work of a Christian to discover the Grace of God within, or so I believe. What can be farther from that goal than the undercurrents that apparently evolved, over the centuries, in organizations such as the historic Knights Templar? Having read this no-holds barred account of that evolution …

Link: “The Dark History of the Knights Templar,” from “Knights Templar’s Saga” at theunjustmedia.com … https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/templars/knights_templars01.htm

… as well as this more tempered account …

Link: “Knights Templar,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_TemplarMore tempered.

… I have some concerns about the renaissance of the Knights Templar tradition by newly formed groups here in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the United States.

How is it that, in ages gone by, sincere members of devout religious orders have fallen prey to emanations of self-hatred and hatred of others through organizations founded for the best of reasons?

The answer, I feel, lies in the slight affinity aroused in the body to hatred of others through the practice of self-mortification …

Link: “Flagellation: Religious Practice,” written by Geoffrey Abbott, in Encyclopaedia Britannica … https://www.britannica.com/topic/flagellation ..

Through this ‘toehold’ of hatred of the body, flows forth into the noosphere hatred in all its forms: Hatred of women, abuse of children, envy at the sexual prowess of other men; hatred of this teaching or that of one’s own church, or of those of other Christian denominations; and finally, hatred even of the Light of God within, and turning to the abomination of Satanic ritual.

WILL PLAGUE COMPEL US TO FLAGELLANT PARADES?

Image: “Processione dei battanti di Guardia Sanframondi,” uploaded by Nicpac at it.wikipedia, 3 September 2007.
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Image:  “Processione dei battanti di Guardia Sanframondi,” uploaded by Nicpac at it.wikipedia, 3 September 2007. Transferred from it.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:Fale using CommonsHelper. CC-BY-2.0.

In the mid-13th Century, processions of self-flagellants took place in central Italy with intent to mitigate a devastating plague. In current times we face another such plague, the scourge of HIV/AIDS, which leaves those of our children who are so infected unable to produce viable offspring.

In our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., according to Centers for Disease Control statistics published in 2016, the lifetime risk of contracting HIV was 1 in 13 people …

Link: “2016 HIV Lifetime Risk Statistics from Centers for Disease Control,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 30 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-c3f ..

Since 2016, no state-by-state statistics have been published. Yet the epidemic, I feel, is cresting in the congested urban areas of the United States, or will soon do so.

Until statistics are caught up, we cannot definitively know where we stand with regard to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Meanwhile, shall we once more fall to the practice of publicly mistreating our bodies … whether in our streets, or on the silver screen?

ON PERFECTING WORKS OF CORPOREAL MERCY

The answer to the social stresses now testing the tensile strength of our democratic way of life lies not in hatred, not in acts of terrorism whether ultra right or ultra left, not in pogroms, not in vigilante justice, not in wanton waste of life, but in a learned and temperately discerning approach to the problems at hand.

Let us pay utmost respect to our bodies, the abiding temples of God’s loving kindness to us. It is this, the virtue of Christian charity … to ourselves as well as to others … that holds the answer to action in the world during this, the cusp of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

In the Book of Matthew, Christ says …

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” –Matthew 6:16 (KJV, public domain)

I am put in mind of the biography of pastor Martin Rinkart, whose example I find  inspiring in these times of worldwide hardship …

The Heroic Works of Charity of German Pastor Martin Rinkart During the Great Pestilence

Image: “Martin Rinckart,” 1586, from http://www.heiligenlexikon.de/BiographienM/Martin_Rinckart.html … in Wikimedia Commons.
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Image: “Martin Rinckart,” 1586, from http://www.heiligenlexikon.de/BiographienM/Martin_Rinckart.html … in Wikimedia Commons.
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Martin Rinkart (23 April 1586, Eilenburg – 8 December 1649) was a pastor who ministered to his flock in Eilenburg, a walled German town, during the Thirty Years’ War, 1618-1648.

In 1637, when the town was already worn down by war, the Great Pestilence took place. At that time the town of Eilenburg had four ministers. People from the surrounding area who were suffering from epidemic and famine sought refuge in Pastor Rinkart’s town.

As the plague-ridden entered the town, the townspeople became infected. One of the town’s ministers, no doubt overcome by a sense of impending doom, fled to healthier climes. The two other ministers stood by Pastor Rinkart, who saw them buried.

In the end, Pastor Rinkart was the only pastor left in Eilenburg. He conducted services for over 4,000 people, sometimes as many as 40 or 50 a day. In May of 1637 his wife died, which must have been a grievous personal blow to him. By the end of that year, the dead were being buried in trenches, and there were no services for them.

Under the most harrowing of personal circumstances, Martin Rinkart composed this uplifting hymn of gratitude for God’s myriad acts of loving kindness, a hymn that is often sung even today …

Video: “Now Thank We All Our God,” by BestLovedHymns … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6OA6YL-EIs ..

Exhortation to Acts of Corporeal Mercy 

Image: “Die Werke der Barmherzigkeit,“ by Pierre Montallier, ca. 1680, in Wikimedia Commons ... This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less; PD-US.

Image: “Die Werke der Barmherzigkeit,“ by Pierre Montallier, ca. 1680, in Wikimedia Commons … This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or less; PD-US.

Image: “Die Werke der Barmherzigkeit,“ by Pierre Montallier, ca. 1680, in Wikimedia Commons … This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or less; PD-US.

The examples of the many great saints of our Christian faith are like a beacon lighting our way in these difficult times. Like them, let us maintain hope in the face of the trials that stand before us. Let the heartbreak of many in our community lift us to faith in God’s sweet intention towards our Souls. Insofar as we may, let us speak to the pure Spirit within, so that we may find the courage to face calamity with equanimity, and the fortitude steadfastly to practice the Christian corporal works of mercy.

Let us feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, visit the imprisoned, ransom those held captive. and bury the dead.

Link: “Works of Mercy,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Works_of_mercy ..

HOW MAY WE LIVE AS CHRIST HAS ASKED, THROUGH THE COMING TIME?

Image: “Divine Mercy. Painting in Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Vilnius,” by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski, 1934, in Wikimedia Commons. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less; PD-US.

Image: “Divine Mercy. Painting in Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Vilnius,” by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski, 1934, in Wikimedia Commons. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less; PD-US.

Image: “Divine Mercy. Painting in Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Vilnius,” by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski, 1934, in Wikimedia Commons. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less; PD-US.

There is a passage in Matthew 25 that speaks most poignantly to this time of Ascension on Earth. This passage brilliantly limns the manner in which we may choose to address the momentous days that lie before us, through works of mercy practiced in loving remembrance of Christ …

Matthew 25:31-46 (KJV, public domain)

31 “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32 “And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33 “And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34 “Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35 “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 “Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 “Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 “When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 “Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

41 “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

42 “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

43 “I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44 “Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

45 “Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

46 “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”

Surely none has spoken, nor likely ever will speak, more eloquently or to the point, than Christ himself has done. This passage sets us on a sure path through faith in Him, even in the face of  the most devastating hailstorm of temporal sorrow.

CONCLUSION

In these days of woe, shall we stand with Christ and act on his behalf? In truth, what we may do for the disempowered, the disadvantaged, and the disenfranchised people of Los Angeles, is what we may be privileged to do for Christ Himself in this lifetime.

It is the Body of Christ Himself to whom we minister. It is He whom we feed, whom we clothe, for whom we provide potable water, for whom we find lodging, whom we help to find a sure path after release from prison, and whom we seek to ransom from malefic entities … whether human or clothed in mists beyond our ken … who hold them prisoner.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Christian Virtues

Link: “Seven Virtues,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_virtues ..

Plagues and Pandemics

Link: “Black Death,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death ..

Link: “Spanish Flu,” the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu ..

Link: “Compendium: HIV/AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 March 2019https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bPl ..

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Overview: Calls to Action regarding the HIV/AIDS Pandemic . by Alice B. Clagett *

Published on 2 March 2019; revised

Dear Ones,

Here is a list of Calls to Action regarding the HIV/AIDS Pandemic …

Link: “Call to Action: Request for Research on Bounceback from AIDS Status to Early HIV Status,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 25 September 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-ac5 ..

Link: “Call to Action: Request for Research on Correlation of HIV Titer in Sexual Partners with Disease Progression,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 25 September 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-ac8 ..

Link: “Call to Action for Governor Jerry Brown: Explain Social Security Number Tagging of HIV-Positive Californians,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 24 August 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-adO ..

Link: “Call to Action: HIV Transmission Rates and Other News Updates on HIV/AIDS,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 24 August 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-a3O ..

Link: “Call to Action: Can Viruses Be Cured with Perfect Pitch?” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 3 April 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8×3 ..

Link: “Calls to Action: Is AIDS Connected to Tuberculosis? … by Soul Guidance,” referral by Alice B. Clagett, published on 20 December 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-85e ..

Link: “Call to Action: On Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS and ‘Naegleria fowleri’ Mitigation Through Diet,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 23 August 2017; published on 17 September 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7GH ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Compendium: HIV/AIDS Pandemic . by Alice B. Clagett *

Published on 2 March 2019; revised

  • HIV/AIDS PANDEMIC … SHORT LIST OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BLOGS
  • HIV/AIDS PANDEMIC … LONG LIST OF ALL THE IMPORTANT BLOGS

Dear Ones,

Here is a compendium of my more substantive blogs on the HIV pandemic. The first list has the most important blogs and overviews. The second list includes all the important blogs.

In each case, the most recent is at the top of the list. Those that I find most interesting are bolded …

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HIV/AIDS PANDEMIC … SHORT LIST OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BLOGS

Link: “Call to Action: Mortification of the Flesh and Christian Charity in Times of Crisis,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 11 May 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-cJu ..

Link: “2016 HIV Lifetime Risk Statistics from Centers for Disease Control,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 30 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-c3f ..

Link: “Overview: Calls to Action regarding the HIV/AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bQu ..

Link: “New HIV/AIDS Statistics,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 25 February 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bOa ..

Link: “How Many Ex-Felons and Non-Ex-Felons in California Have HIV?” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 15 October 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-arq ..

Link: “Wild Astral Rumors About Felon Rehabilitation,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 March 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8qvSee: THE PROSPECT OF NORMAL LIFE FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN INFECTED WITH HIV

Link: “Overview: One-Upmanship and the Human Energy System,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 9 July 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7qP ..

Link: “Overview of Surgical Risk, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and Hard Drugs,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 17 October 2016 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-6gY ..

Link: “Overview of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic, and of Data Suppression by the Centers for Disease Control,” by Alice B. Clagett, * published on 10 July 2016 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-5QE ..

Link: “Thoughts on Curing AIDS, and on Modern Medical Healing,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 31 March 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-50W ..

Link: “The HIV/AIDS Epidemic Worldwide,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 11 March 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-4YV ..

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HIV/AIDS PANDEMIC … LONG LIST OF ALL THE IMPORTANT BLOGS

Link: “HIV – AIDS Statistics by United States Metropolitan Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 June 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-cZI ..

Link: “Overview: Calls to Action regarding the HIV/AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 March 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bQu ..

Link: “New HIV/AIDS Statistics,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 25 February 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-bOa ..

Link: “How Many Ex-Felons and Non-Ex-Felons in California Have HIV?” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 15 October 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-arq ..

Link: “Call to Action: Request for Research on Bounceback from AIDS Status to Early HIV Status,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 25 September 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-ac5 ..

Link: “Call to Action: Request for Research on Correlation of HIV Titer in Sexual Partners with Disease Progression,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 25 September 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-ac8 ..

Link: “Call to Action: HIV Transmission Rates and Other News Updates on HIV/AIDS,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 24 August 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-a3O ..

Link: “Does ‘Safe Sex’ Prevent HIV/AIDS Transmission?” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 14 June 2018 https://wp.me/p2Rkym-9qP ..

Link: “HIV/AIDS ‘Blooms’ in Groups: Alpha Male Infection and Transmission,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 14 June 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-9qv ..

Link: “Call to Action: Can Viruses Be Cured with Perfect Pitch?” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 3 April 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8×3 ..

Link: “Wild Astral Rumors About Felon Rehabilitation,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 March 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8qvSee: THE PROSPECT OF NORMAL LIFE FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN INFECTED WITH HIV

Link: “Community Health: Update on the HIV/AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 31 January 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-8h8 ..

Link: “Calls to Action: Is AIDS Connected to Tuberculosis? … by Soul Guidance,” referral by Alice B. Clagett, published on 20 December 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-85e ..

Link: “Hepatitis and HIV/AIDS Testing, Vaccines and Treatments,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 9 October 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7Nm ..

Link: “Hepatitis and HIV/AIDS Stigma: Shaking Off Fears and Planning for Our Well-Being,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 9 October 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7Nk ..

Link: “Call to Action: On Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS and ‘Naegleria fowleri’ Mitigation Through Diet,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 23 August 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7GH ..

Link: “Overview: One-Upmanship and the Human Energy System,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 9 July 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7qP ..

Link: “HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Suggestions for Stabilizing the United States Population,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 23 June 2017 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-7oL ..

Link: “Overview of Surgical Risk, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and Hard Drugs,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 17 October 2016 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-6gY ..

Link: “Apollyon (Abaddon), the Drive to Competition, and the HIV/AIDS Virus,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 10 October 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6fh ..

Link: “The HIV/AIDS Pandemic and the American Work Force,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 8 October 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6dZ ..

Link: “Overview of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic, and of Data Suppression by the Centers for Disease Control,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 10 July 2016 … http://wp.me/p2Rkym-5QE ..

Link: “Whitewashing Effect of Data Smoothing for US Government 2014 HIV/AIDS Incidence ‘State View’ Map,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 6 July 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5PT ..

Link: “The HIV/AIDS Pandemic … Extrapolation on U.S. HIV Incidence for 2014 and 2015,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 5 July 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5Mb ..

Link: “Suppression of 2014 Data on the US HIV/AIDS Pandemic,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 17 June 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5zq ..

Link: “Thoughts on Curing AIDS, and on Modern Medical Healing,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 31 March 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-50W ..

Link: “The HIV/AIDS Epidemic Worldwide,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 11 March 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-4YV ..

Link: “Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and Hard Drugs,” referrals by Alice B. Clagett, published on 1 December 2015 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-4md ..

Link: “Surgical Glove Perforation, HIV/AIDS, and Hepatitis,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 7 October 2015 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-471 ..

Link: “Sex Workers, HIV/AIDS, and Hepatitis,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 7 October 2015 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-46V ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Call to Action for Governor Jerry Brown: Explain Social Security Number Tagging of HIV-Positive Californians . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 24 August 2018

Dear Ones,

This is a Call to Action for Governor Jerry Brown, of the State of California. I ask that an explanation be given for reporting the social security numbers of HIV-positive patients to Sacramento.

For instance: Not that we are planning to detain HIV-positive people in Walmart work camps or to eliminate them (as conspiracy theorists would have it), but rather that we just need to identify them definitively, so that their names are not counted twice in the health statistics.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Does ‘Safe Sex’ Prevent HIV / AIDS Transmission? . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 14 June 2018

  • SAFE SURGERY: RISK OF GLOVE PERFORATION DURING SURGERY
    • Self-Assessment and Segregation of HIV-Infected Surgeons to HIV-Infected Patient Groups
  • SAFE INCARCERATION: MITIGATING HIV / AIDS ‘BLOOMS’ IN PENAL INSTITUTIONS
  • COMPARISON OF SURGICAL GLOVE PERFORATION STATISTICS TO STATISTICS ON CONDOM BREAKAGE
  • RISK MITIGATION THROUGH DOUBLE BAGGING
    • Glove Perforation Risk Mitigation by Double Bagging During Surgery
    • Risk Mitigation by Double Bagging Condoms During Sexual Intercourse
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF SLOWING DOWN THE COURSE OF A PANDEMIC
    • Uninfected Children Can Help Strengthen the Workforce of the Next 5 Decades
    •  Are HIV-Positive Newborns Who Are Resistant to HIV Being Born Worldwide?
    • Insurance Availability of Voluntary Annual HIV Testing in the United States
    • Nurturing HIV-Positive Newborns Who Are Resistant to HIV Will Strengthen Our Gene Pool
  •  ATTENUATION: THE NORMAL COURSE OF A PANDEMIC
    • Mortality Rate During the 1918 Flu Pandemic, Compared to the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic
    • Pandemics: A More Benign Infecting Agent Over Time? Or a Stronger Human Gene Pool?

Dear Ones,

SAFE SURGERY: RISK OF GLOVE PERFORATION DURING SURGERY

A while ago I did a blog on the effectiveness of surgical gloving in preventing blood taint during surgeries …

Link: “Overview of Surgical Risk, HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis, and Hard Drugs,” by Alice B. Clagett, updated on 6 July 2017; originally published on 17 October 2016, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6gY ..

Here is the paper that was reviewed in the blog …

Link: “Occult Glove Perforation during Ophthalmic Surgery,” by Leonard Apt, MD, and (by invitation) Kevin M. Miller, MD, http://europepmc.org/backend/ptpmcrender.fcgi?accid=PMC1298427&blobtype=pdf ..

In the paper, if I understand it correctly, Drs. Apt and Miller found a 15.0% incidence of surgically induced glove perforations over 7 months.

In other words, if there is a 15% chance that a doctor’s surgical gloves might be perforated in 7 months, then there is a 15% chance of blood tainting during a medical procedure that involves exposure to a patient’s blood while it is in his or her body. According to the laws of probability, as I understand it, that would be a 15% chance of virus transmission with each surgery.

Self-Assessment and Segregation of HIV-Infected Surgeons to HIV-Infected Patient Groups

From this I deduced the possible danger to doctors of their being infected with HIV or hepatitis while they were wearing surgical gloves while doing operations. This then, might be a source point for HIV / AIDS ‘blooms’ as the pandemic progresses, unless the medical self-assesses and limits surgeries by infected surgeons to infected patient groups.

SAFE INCARCERATION: MITIGATING HIV / AIDS ‘BLOOMS’ IN PENAL INSTITUTIONS

As an aside, I feel that the incidence of HIV / AIDS ‘blooms’ in penal institutions … correctional facilities or prison … might be mitigated in a similar manner; that is, if correctional institutions self-assess and limit policing by infected correctional officers to infected groups of prisoners. The possibility of a correctional facility HIV / AIDS ‘bloom’ has to do with the practice of rape in these facilities, whether among prisoners, or by correctional facility officers. Prison rape is a practice just now beginning to be brought to light and figured into the pandemic equation.

COMPARISON OF SURGICAL GLOVE PERFORATION STATISTICS TO STATISTICS ON CONDOM BREAKAGE

To return to the article by Drs. Apt and Miller: That article got me thinking about how that finding might apply to the wearing of condoms during sexual intercourse. I think that there’s some congruence there.

Other factors being equal, might it be that wearing a condom during the act of sex might incur a 15% chance of HIV, hepatitis, or other virus transmission with every act of sexual intercourse? I’ve read an article by Planned Parenthood that supports this …

Link: “What are the chances of getting pregnant with a condom?,” by Emily @ Planned Parenthood, 18 December 2017, 9:13 p.m., https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/teens/ask-experts/what-are-the-chances-of-getting-pregnant-with-a-condom ..

According to the article, among heterosexual couples where the man uses a condom during sexual intercourse, 18 in 100 of the women will become pregnant each year.

Among heterosexual couples where the woman uses a female condom, 21 in 100 women yearly will become pregnant.

Thus there is an 18% or 21% ‘ineffectiveness’ rate through condom use amongst heterosexual couples yearly. This figure is reasonably close to the 15% ‘ineffectiveness’ factor found by Drs. Apt and Miller for surgical glove protection.

Thus, we might extrapolate that a 15% to 21% annual effectiveness rate for prevention of STD virus transmission might be attained by using condoms, whether M2F, M2M, or F2F.

In other words, 15% to 21% of people using condoms for ‘safe sex’ might be anticipated to contract HIV or hepatitis annually, if their partner is infected.

RISK MITIGATION THROUGH DOUBLE BAGGING

Glove Perforation Risk Mitigation by Double Bagging During Surgery

The study by Drs. Apt and Miller discussed at some length the advantages of wearing two pairs of surgical gloves during surgery … of ‘double gloving’. Their retroactive findings were interesting, but inconclusive. One of the factors that needed to be looked at in future studies was correlation of location of punctures in inner and outer gloves worn during surgery. Were these to correlate … in other words, in cases of perforation of both gloves at one location … then, most likely, the risk of viral transmission, in cases where either the surgeon or the patient is infected, would be greater.

Then, in surgical cases, much might depend on the type of surgery being performed. For instance, hip arthroplasties … that is, total hip replacement surgeries … there is rough work involved. These surgeries must be done by physically strong surgeons. Manipulation of the joints may, I feel, result in greater likelihood of glove puncture. That is just my thought on it, without my doing any research on it. So it seemed to me that studies ought to be planned regarding correlation of location of punctures in inner and outer gloves worn during these types of surgery.

Risk Mitigation by Double Bagging Condoms During Sexual Intercourse

Wikipedia states that ‘double bagging’ … using two condoms instead of one … offers greater protection …

“‘Double bagging’, using two condoms at once, is often believed to cause a higher rate of failure due to the friction of rubber on rubber. This claim is not supported by research. The limited studies that have been done found that the simultaneous use of multiple condoms decreases the risk of condom breakage.” –from “Condom,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condom … CC BY-SA 3.0

Planned Parenthood has more to say on this …

Link: “The Truth about Condoms,” by Planned Parenthood, July 2011, https://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/9313/9611/6384/truth_about_condoms.pdf ..

Under the subheading “Double Bagging,” they mention that three studies indicate double bagging … wearing two condoms … is effective in decreasing the risk of condoms breaking. One of the studies stated that double bagging decreased the risk of HIV transmission from 1.8% to only 0.2%. The study in question was …

Citation: ” Multiple Condom Use and Decreased Condom Breakage and Shippage in Thailand,” by Rugpao, Sugwal, et al., February 1997, in Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
and Human Retrovirology,14(2), 169–173.

That would mean that single bagging results in a 98.2% effectiveness (that is 100% less 1.8%), and that double bagging results in 99.8% effectiveness (that is, 100% less 0.2%), as to the risks of condom breakage during sexual intercourse.

What do these percentages mean, in terms of the probability of HIV transmission? If the risk of condom breakage decreases from 1.8% to 0.2% with double bagging, then the risk, with double bagging, is only 10% as great as with single bagging.

Planned Parenthood translates 98% effectiveness as meaning, in a practical context, that 18% of heterosexual women using condoms will become pregnant each year. Were this risk to be 10% as great, then, presumably, only 2 women in 100 would become pregnant annually.

This pregnancy rate presumably correlates to condom breakage or slippage; thus the statistics might also apply to transmission of HIV and hepatitis. What we have then, is a potentially very significant mitigation of the rate of transmission of HIV and hepatitis through double bagging during sexual intercourse.

THE IMPORTANCE OF SLOWING DOWN THE COURSE OF A PANDEMIC

Slowing down the course of the HIV pandemic is important, both in terms of mitigation of human suffering, and also in terms of stabilization of the work force, and of available manpower, so as to keep our economy as strong and healthy as that of other nations, all of which are being impacted by the HIV / AIDS pandemic.

Uninfected Children Can Help Strengthen the Workforce of the Next 5 Decades

The more we are able to slow down the course of the pandemic, worldwide, the greater will be the numbers of uninfected children born to the upcoming generation. These children, along with people now adults and uninfected, will strengthen our workforce during the next 5 decades.

Are HIV-Positive Newborns Who Are Resistant to HIV Being Born Worldwide?

Slowing down the course of the pandemic will also allow the human gene pool a ‘leg up’ in the natural course of selecting for a population that is resistant to HIV. More and more babies are being born already infected with HIV. The scant literature on mortality rates leans toward these babies not surviving to adulthood; but the truth is, data on this topic are woefully inadequate, as yet.

For instance, it is possible that babies are being born in the world today, who have the HIV infection. But because they appear to be perfectly normal, no one knows that they carry HIV. This might be the case, for instance, in Africa, where health care resources are less available.

Insurance Availability of Voluntary Annual HIV Testing in the United States

It might also be the case here in the United States, where annual HIV testing … though paid for by Medicare and other government programs … is seldom taken advantage of. This is most likely due, I feel, to backwardness of physician guidelines regarding the HIV pandemic. That would be easy to fix, though, by updating physicians on the advisability of annual HIV testing, and of testing newborns for HIV.

Nurturing HIV-Positive Newborns Who Are Resistant to HIV Will Strengthen Our Gene Pool

Thus it is possible that children are being born, here in the United States, and also worldwide, who are resistant to the HIV virus; who are able to lead healthy lives, and to bear healthy children. On this very likely possibility, it would be wholly inadvisable to react to the birth of HIV-positive children in our hospitals, with a policy of euthanasia. This type of policy would place our nation at a disadvantage, as regards other nations, in birthing a generation of children who have HIV, but are naturally resistant to the virus.

Putting the breaks on the rate of the pandemic … through double bagging, through voluntary annual testing and voluntary testing of newborns, and also through education on the risks and rewards of various sexual lifestyle choices … will allow the United States time and resources to nurture HIV-positive newborns, rather than making the short-sighted choice to euthanize them as a cost-saving measure.

These will be children who will be able to bear viable children, despite the infection, in years to come. Thus, slowing down the course of the pandemic will allow our human gene pool a ‘leg up’ in the natural course of selecting for a population that is resistant to HIV.

ATTENUATION: THE NORMAL COURSE OF A PANDEMIC

Mortality Rate During the 1918 Flu Pandemic, Compared to the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic

We can expect that the HIV of future generations will be much different from the HIV of today. Such was the case with the influenza epidemic of the early 1900s … In the 1900s, the flu was very deadly, striking down one in every 10 to 20 people …

“The global mortality rate from the 1918/1919 pandemic is not known, but an estimated 10% to 20% of those who were infected died. With about a third of the world population infected, this case-fatality ratio means 3% to 6% of the entire global population died.” –from “1918 Flu Pandemic,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_flu_pandemic … CC BY 3.0

Yet today, many people successfully survive infection with influenza. For instance, in the 2009-2010 Swine flu … H1N1 … pandemic, 1 in 5 people were infected, but the mortality rate was only 0.2% …

Link: “Swine flu infected 1 in 5, death rate low, study shows,” by Kate Kelland, 25 January 2013, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-flu-h1n1-pandemic/swine-flu-infected-1-in-5-death-rate-low-study-shows-idUSBRE90O0T720130125 ..

Pandemics: A More Benign Infecting Agent Over Time? Or a Stronger Human Gene Pool?

As I understand it, this is the normal progress of a pandemic: Those who are genetically most susceptible to the infecting agent are likely to pass on, in either the first or the second generation of the pandemic. Others, with genes more capable of withstanding the impact of the infecting agent, survive. The result, over time, is a gene pool more capable of resisting the impact of the infecting agent.

From our human standpoint, over time, it appears that the infecting agent has become more benign. But in fact, it is our human gene pool that has become more viable.

This is the normal course of pandemics in human populations. Were we to look at the course of pandemics in domestic animal populations, we would most likely find correlation.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Overview of Surgical Risk, HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis, and Hard Drugs,” by Alice B. Clagett, Updated on 6 July 2017; new text is in green font; originally published on 17 October 2016, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6gY ..

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HIV / AIDS ‘Blooms’ in Groups: Alpha Male Infection and Transmission . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 14 June 2018

Dear Ones,

I have added a new section on HIV-AIDS ‘blooms’ in groups  to this article …

Link: “The HIV / AIDS Epidemic Worldwide,” by Alice B. Clagett, Revised 14 June 2018, see blue text; also revised 6 July 2017, see green text; originally published on 11 March 2016, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-4YV .. 

For your convenience, I’ve reproduced the new text below …

The original article mentions clair perception that as many as 50% of our sexually active young people have HIV, and that as much as 80% of MSM (men having sex with men) and IDUs (intravenous drug users) in the United States may now be infected.

Even taking into consideration the possibility of a whitewashing factor, these percentages are startlingly high, compared to the government statistics on the progress of the pandemic in the United States.

I now feel the 50% and 80% mentioned in the above paragraph had to do with two telepathically detected ‘blooms’ of the epidemic that happened in 2015, in diverse parts of the United States. Thus these are percentages after a ‘bloom’ takes place.

I feel that ‘blooms’ occur where the leader of a group … the alpha male … has a polyamorous lifestyle, and becomes infected with the HIV / AIDS virus. Apparently the feral drives of an alpha male … characteristics of ‘alpha-ness’, as it were … involve having sex with the beta members of the group, either male, or female, or both, depending on the group.

I consider this a ritual act of sex expressing the alpha male’s dominance over the group, like the perfunctory, perhaps nonejaculatory, to my understanding ‘ritual’ sex acts of the hamadryas baboon, for instance, which can be observed at the zoo in the early morning, just after the zoo has opened, and before crowds of people arrive.

Thus, for groups of people likely to experience an HIV / AIDS ‘bloom’, ritual acts of sex by the alpha male upon the members … whether male members, female members, or both … may have been taking place for years. The group, accustomed to the behavior of the alpha male, is ‘going on rote’, and the ‘bloom’ comes upon them, all unawares, and all of a sudden, in the course of a few months.

A bloom, I feel, is also likely to occur in primary and secondary school groups accustomed to the polyamorous lifestyle promoted through the mass media, and where one young person is infected, possibly through a sex-for-drugs agreement with an infected adult. Then because of sexual practices termed ‘friendship’ in school restrooms, exchange of bodily fluids may result in HIV transmission, and a ‘bloom’ of the virus in a school class.

My suggestion regarding this is to talk about it with groups, so that the danger becomes clear, before the ‘bloom’ occurs. Each group will know where the danger lies, whether in the group restroom, or in the office of the alpha male, a drug dealer’s car parked near a school, or elsewhere. Knowing the danger involved, each group can take its own steps to mitigate the risk of a ‘bloom’, before the fact.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Overview of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic, and of Data Suppression by the Centers for Disease Control,” by Alice B. Clagett, updated on 14 June 2018; published on 10 July 2016, https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5QE ..
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HIV / AIDS Pandemic: Suggestions for Stabilizing the United States Population . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 23 June 2017; revised 07/06/2017

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Figures for Population Decline Because of the HIV Pandemic in the United States
    • Thoughts on Mitigation
      • Better Treatment Methods
      • Better Growth Rate if We Increase the Birth Rate
      • Possible Lifestyle Changes to Assist Population Growth
    •  Thoughts for Parents of Young Children
      • Advantages of Voluntary, Free Testing in Elementary Schools
      • Advantages of Diagnosing and Treating Children
      • Thoughts on Targeting of Elementary School Children by the Drug Trade
      • Drug-Related Violence and HIV Risk in the Santa Monica Mountains
      • Possible Sexual Predators at the Victory Trailhead in the San Fernando Valley
      • Possible Sexual Predators in Chatsworth Park South, in the San Fernando Valley
      • Possible Danger to Young Boys in Matinee and Department Store Restrooms in the San Fernando Valley
    • Positive Possible Changes in Lifestyle to Help Stabilize Our Population
      • On Very Early Marriage, and Chastity Until First Child Is Born
      • On Parents and Grandparents Helping to Raise Children
      • On Family-Value-Oriented Solutions
      • On Joy in Childbirth
    • Conclusion
  • STATISTICS AND ESTIMATES ON UPCOMING NEGATIVE POPULATION GROWTH IN THE UNITED STATES
    • 2014 United States Statistics
    • Estimates and Calculations
    • United States versus African Population in 2017
  • MORE INFORMATION
  • OVERVIEWS

Dear Ones,

Here is a video with a projection of mild negative population growth for the next 10 years in the United States, due to the HIV pandemic. Also in the video are suggestions for ways to stabilize the United States population during that time. There’s a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, this is Alice. I Am of the Stars.

Figures for Population Decline Because of the HIV Pandemic in the United States

I have crunched some numbers and come up with some figures for population decline because of the HIV pandemic here in the United States over the next 10 years. I will put the figures in the blog, and I thought I’d also put them in the video for my youtube viewers.

Some of the data that I really need … such as the 2016 births and deaths in the United States … are just not available right now. But I do have paired data for births and deaths in the United States as of 2014.

There were 2.626 million deaths in the United States in 2014, as compared to 3.986 million births in the United States then. That would be a 0.8% population growth in the United States in 2014 (a little less than 1%).

And I have figures for population growth as of 2017 in the United States: The figure was, a little less than 1% positive change in population. It’s 0.73%. You can compare this to the percent change of population in Africa as of 2017: It was 2.5% positive change. When we say “as of 2017” I believe what’s meant is “the most recent data available as of 2017”; that might be 2014 or 2015, for all I know.

Nevertheless, going on what’s available, you can see that, in Africa, which is hard hit by the HIV pandemic, there’s still a 2.5% population growth, and pretty much steady around that range for the last few years. I believe this has to do with the greater fertility rate in Africa, because it surely doesn’t have to do with better treatment as far as drugs are concerned. Africa is somewhat underserved, compared to the United States, as I understand it, in that respect.

So now to get back to the United States, and the blossoming bell curve here, the following is a conservative estimate … I had first thought it would be much greater; in fact I still think that. But I err on the side of conservatism for the sake of my readers. This is the conservative part:

I am estimating 50% survival rate to puberty for the births that take place in the United States. That’s assuming treatment with proper antiviral medications for neonates immediately after birth, if the mother has HIV or AIDS. So, say, a 50% survival rate to puberty, including all children, not just the children with HIV.

If that happens, then what we’ll have, according to my figures, is 0.2 % population decline per year for the next 10 years; in other words, slightly negative population growth. So we should plan for that, and figure out what to do.

Thoughts on Mitigation 

Better Treatment Methods. In the meantime, we can also look forward to new discoveries with regard to treatment of the HIV virus, and ways of living that will bolster the immune system, I feel.

Better Growth Rate if We Increase the Birth Rate. Also, we could increase the birth rate here, especially with regard to parents that don’t have HIV yet. So that’s a possibility; that’s something that might be looked forward to.

Possible Lifestyle Changes to Assist Population Growth. And furthermore, I have an idea that I’ll discuss further on in the video, about a change of lifestyle that might be extremely beneficial.

Thoughts for Parents of Young Children

Advantages of Voluntary, Free Testing in Elementary Schools. I think that we’ve had a sudden creeping up upon us of this HIV epidemic, and that, of the children reaching puberty right now, almost all of them will have been infected with HIV by the time they reach puberty. That’s what I think we’ll find.

I believe testing has been insufficient. Testing should be freely available, on a volunteer basis, at parents’ request, through schools, at no charge. That would give us a better grasp of the pandemic amongst children.

Advantages of Diagnosing and Treating Children. This is for parents: We need to know whether the children have HIV, because there are treatments available for young people, that would improve their chances of surviving if, in fact, they have HIV.

Thoughts on Targeting of Elementary School Children by the Drug Trade. Further, I’d like to just mention to parents that I believe that the drug trade in the United States is marketing to elementary schools right now; maybe even preschools. And I believe that they’re soliciting from amongst the economically deprived members of school classes throughout the United States, pushers of drugs who are 8 years of age or so … old enough to be able to hold their own physically in fist fights and so forth, against younger children.

I believe this is a conscious campaign by the drug industry in the United States, to get children hooked very early. The result is that children are often exposed to HIV infection by the people selling narcotics to the children, who often ask the children for sexual favors … this is my intuitive grasp of the situation … They ask these children for sexual favors in return for giving them drugs. And it’s the sexual favors that cause the children to be infected with HIV.

Because of the lifestyle of young people today, once one child is infected with HIV in an elementary school, all of the children are at risk of being infected within a year or two. So there’s that for parents to look out for.

Drug-Related Violence and HIV Risk in the Santa Monica Mountains. Here in Los Angeles, my intuition tells me that there are a few other areas of danger zones for parents to know about with regard to their children. One, I think, is the parks, especially the Santa Monica Mountains parks right now.

  • I’ve seen evidence of marijuana use in Malibu Creek State Park, near the rock pools, and Top of Reseda Trailhead.
  • I’ve also seen one person at Gillette Ranch who, I was told by a ranger at the Malibu Creek State Park kiosk, exhibited the signs of cocaine addiction. Those areas that I’ve seen or clairly might have drug-related difficulties a included Gillette Ranch, Malibu Creek State Park, and Paramount Ranch. I just have a feeling that there’s cocaine use there sometimes now, both during the week and on the weekends, that might result in acts of violence … say, rape … in those areas. So parents should be very careful about letting their children hike unsupervised in those areas both weekdays and weekends.

Because I’m an avid hiker and a long-time Sierra Club member, I’m very familiar with all the trails around the Santa Monica Mountains.

Possible Sexual Predators at the Victory Trailhead in the San Fernando Valley. And I’ve noticed, at the west end of Victory Blvd in the San Fernando Valley, the trailhead that goes into the Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Area, there is trouble there, possibly because of the restrooms there, to do with the very young adults from the surrounding neighborhoods being potentially preyed upon … at least, people looking out to do that with them, who appear to be of lower socioeconomic status. Also, it appears to me, just judging from the years that I was working at UCLA Medical Center in an area by the HIV clinic there at that time (so I’m familiar with the look of advanced AIDS), that there may be men, there at that area, who are looking out for the young adult boys with the chance, hopefully, of a sexual encounter which might result in HIV transmission to the youth of that area.

Possible Sexual Predators in Chatsworth Park South, in the San Fernando Valley. And also I’ve noticed, in Chatsworth Park South, in Chatsworth, in the San Fernando Valley, that there are people either living or lurking in the underbrush, the chaparral in those areas, in places where the young adults, especially young men, play after school.

So I would suggest parents advising their children to exert the utmost caution in regard to hiking and walking in, and exploring and adventuring in, the Santa Monica Mountains and the Santa Susana Mountains, until the danger, which came up in about 2016, I think, is cleared up. There’s that.

Also, I have noticed that, in the children’s movie matinees in the San Fernando Valley, it’s very important for mothers not to let their young sons go to the restrooms unattended. The young boys, I feel, should use the women’s restroom under the supervision of their mothers if there’s no other possibility.

Possible Danger to Young Boys in Matinee and Department Store Restrooms in the San Fernando Valley. That’s because I’ve seen one case, last year, of a young boy at a matinee being afraid to go to the restroom and his mother forcing him to go, not understanding the difficulty that he had apparently encountered before there. And of a young man in his 20s immediately going into the restroom after the child went in. The aspect of the person that went in was what the clair people call ‘predatory’, you know? He was up to no good, it seemed to me. The same sort of danger might be encountered in any bathrooms in urban areas, including those in department stores.

The thing of it is, at times when we think there is no danger, in the great open spaces around here, in a children’s matinee, or the like, parents need to look and see if there is danger. And talk to their children, especially about any close encounters that they’ve had.

Positive Possible Changes in Lifestyle to Help Stabilize Our Population

And now to move on to positive possible changes in lifestyle that might result in stabilizing our population in the United States in the coming years.

On Very Early Marriage, and Chastity Until First Child Is Born. I had one thought about a lifestyle change that might be helpful. I thought that, if young people were to marry very young, and remain faithful to each other until their first child has been born, then we might be able to stabilize the population despite the increase of HIV virus transmission.

Apparently, children that are born infected with the virus have a short life expectancy (about 9.4 years without any treatment) … too short to expect them to reproduce … and so it’s important to conserve the lives of the children that don’t have HIV, and to help them have a chance to have a child before they make a lifestyle choice that puts them at greater risk of infection with that virus.

On Parents and Grandparents Helping to Raise Children. I’m also thinking that, given the more lax standards of chastity in the world today, it might be a good idea to allow children to have children at a younger age … a very young age … say, soon after they become capable of doing so … and then make the rearing of these children the responsibility and joy of the greater family, including the parents of the children and the children themselves.

On Family-Value-Oriented Solutions. So that’s my thought. Probably there are other solutions. But I consider this to be one of the most family-value-oriented solution. I think that in this way we could improve the compassion, the compassionate feeling of family life in America, at a time of relative difficulty with regard to the progress of this pandemic.

On Joy in Childbirth. And we could increase the joy that parents and children feel when the children become pubescent, because their first acts of sexual union would be joyfully anticipated by the family instead of feared. And instead of resulting in abortion, which does cause, in my opinion, great Soul wounding, they would result in rejoicing.

Conclusion

That’s all for now. You all take care.

I wish you the very best in these trying times. I feel very certain that, as we draw together as communities, all across the United States, we’ll come to a greater understanding of family values, we’ll raise the most beautiful children there ever were, and we’ll stand up strong in the face of adversity, with the courage that it takes to meet this challenge.

And we will successfully persevere through it, and come out on the other side, the better for it. Love you all lots.

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STATISTICS AND ESTIMATES ON UPCOMING NEGATIVE POPULATION GROWTH IN THE UNITED STATES

Here are the statistics and estimates given in the video …

2014 United States Statistics

3.986 million births (1) (as in 2014 in the United States) / 2 (rough estimate: 50% survival rate of children to puberty, with treatment) –> 1.993 M births of children surviving to puberty

Deaths, 2.626 M in 2014 (2) in the United States

Population in United States in 2014 = 318.9 million (3)

Estimates and Calculations

2,626 M deaths – 1.993 M births of children surviving to puberty  = .633 M negative population growth forecast for each of the next 10 years, in terms of lesser numbers of people in the United States

0.633 M estimated annual negative population growth / 318.9 M population in 2014 x 100 (converting to percent) = 0.20% population decline per year for the next 10 years (compared to 2.5% positive population growth for 2017)

United States versus African Population in 2017

Population of the United States as of 2017: 326,474,013, (4) representing 0.73 % population growth

Population of the Africa as of 2017: 1,246,504,865, (5) representing 2.5 % population growth

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(1) Link: “National Vital Statistics Reports,” Vol. 64, No. 6, June 17, 2015, https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_06.pdf ..

(2) Link: “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Vital Statistics System”: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm ..

(3) Google Search results: https://www.google.com/search?q=united+states+population+in+2014&rlz=1C1CAFB_enUS600US648&oq=united+states+population+in+2014&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.5471j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=united+states+of+america+population+2014 ..

(4)  LInk: “U.S. Population,” in Worldometers, http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/ … however, this figure changes from moment to moment ..

(5) Link: “Population of Africa,” in Worldometers, http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/africa-population/ ... however, this figure changes from moment to moment ..

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MORE INFORMATION

Link: “HIV in children: The State of Affairs,” by the World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/hiv/toronto2006/takingstockchildren.pdf ..

Link: “Feature Story: Early Diagnosis and Treatment Save Babies from AIDS-Related Death,” by UNAIDS, 27 MAY 2009S, http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/featurestories/2009/may/20090527unicef ..

Link: “Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV After Birth,” by AIDSInfo, Last Reviewed: November 14, 2016: https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/understanding-hiv-aids/fact-sheets/24/71/preventing-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-after-birth ..

Link: “Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV,” by AIDSInfo, Last Reviewed: May 16, 2017: https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/understanding-hiv-aids/fact-sheets/24/50/preventing-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv ..

Link: “Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection: What’s New in the Guidelines,” by AIDSInfo, Last Updated: April 27, 2017; Last Reviewed: April 27, 2017: https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines/html/2/pediatric-arv-guidelines/0 ..

Link: “How long could someone survive from birth with HIV without any treatment?”: https://www.quora.com/How-long-could-someone-survive-from-birth-with-HIV-without-any-treatment … The short answer apparently is that, without any treatment, none survive past 9.4 years; so treatment is very important.

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Link: “Overview of the HIV Pandemic, and of Data Suppression by the Centers for Disease Control,” by Alice B. Clagett *, 10 July 2016, http://wp.me/p2Rkym-5QE .. 

Link: “Overview of Surgical Risk, HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis, and Hard Drugs,” by Alice B. Clagett *, 17 October 2016, http://wp.me/p2Rkym-6gY ..

In love, light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett
I Am of the Stars

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