I find it amazing that the media swallows the line that cases are centered in Texas, California and Florida.Some of the more fringe “media” outlets on the web are taking this, and suggesting it must be a disease bought over the border by illegal immigrants.

Let’s look at some infographics. Firstly from Morgellons.org, we have a little map that shows the states with the most cases:
txcaflmap.jpg
See, it’s Texas, Florida and California!

Now, here’s a more detailed map from “Unidentified Skin Parasite (a.k.a. “Morgellons Disease”) Database“. Darker states have more cases.
usa_morg_mapx.jpg

Finally, here’s one from Wikipedia:
usa_states_population_colorx.jpg

Notice the amazingly high degree of correlation between the maps! This proves without a doubt that cases are highest in CA, TX and FL!!

But wait, what’s Wikipedia doing supporting this nonsense?

Actually, the Wikipedia map in not a map of Morgellons incidence. It’s a map of population.

That’s right folk, there are more cases in CA, TX and FL, because MORE PEOPLE LIVE THERE!

The only reason those states have the most cases, is that they have the most people.

You might as well go around saying that the highest incidence of people is found in California, since it is, and it’s just as meaningful.

And CBS2 news in Los Angeles gets people all scared, saying that Los Angeles has the highest number of cases of Morgellons in the country. Could this possibly be related to the fact that (excepting New York) Los Angeles has MORE PEOPLE than any other city in the US?

70 Responses to “Border Disease!!!!”

  1. Hot climates, heat rash, heat exhaustion, dehydration, halluncinations…is a simple explanation.

    There’s no simple explanation, though, for mental illness, mass hysteria, child and animal neglect.

    There’s a simple explanation for the creation of “Morgellons Disease”.

    That’s the only thing that’s all too clear.

  2. I think you miss my point smileykins. There are no more cases in those states than you would expect of any random sprinkling, based on population. So there is no need for any explanation like climate. It’s just the population. More people live in CA, cases are self diagnosing over the internet, so essentially random, so more cases in CA.

    You’ll probably see a spike in “cases” where they managed to get to the media though, like in LA.

  3. Sorry, I’m on my way out the door, and I didn’t devote enough time to the entire thing.
    I’ll be back in a few. I just caught the top half, of the three states with the most cases. Hehe, you’re so cool Michael. Brb in a few!

  4. Excellent point!!

    I also noticed that there is a spike at Round Rock Texas. That is the home of Republic Broadcasting Network. Mary and her crew had a live interview there.

    Tall Cotton

  5. Hey, if you guys see this kind of nonsense being posted elsewhere – then feel free to post a link back to here.

  6. Otay, I’m back. Yes, you are making a perfect point, as usual, Michael, and I sure appreciate your exposing the evidence, in living proof, of how gullible many people truly are.

    When weak-minded, vulnerable members of our nation (of the world, as well) cannot do their own thinking and make wise choices, they’re perfect prey for anything.

    It’s sad, it’s sick, and it’s wrong, for the media to promote such falsehoods, preying on such peoples’ fears with false propaganda.

    Still, “it all began with a young boy named Drew”, and his whacked-out mammy. I don’t know anything about the other “skin parasite” promoters, but I don’t think they’re quite in her league.

    When will it end? It won’t. Not until people realize they’ve been had, and that ain’t likely to occur. This “disease” is their “excuse” for things. They “love” it, although they claim it causes nothing but suffering to them.

    Poppycock. They’re proud to think they have it. It gives them something to believe in.

  7. Thank you for the permission, Michael, and you may rest assured that if we encounter this nonsense being spread, we’ll counteract it with a link back to here.

    I’m afraid I’ve taken the liberty of providing links to your blog a couple of times already, and I hope that’s okay. I appreciate what you’re doing and it’s a geniune pleasure to be in your company.

  8. I come off as sounding cruel and uncaring, due to my anger at the victimizations occurring.
    I feel geniune pity and sorrow for the mentally ill population, but some people that profess to believe in this phenomenon obviously use it for whatever purpose it can serve, grasping for it, looking harder to see it.
    Such a bizarre occurrence, so much fear and misunderstanding among people.

  9. It’s not just their statistics that lie. The whole damn disease is a lie. Lymebusters Message Board is also complicit to Mary Leitao’s insanity. They believe her lies and cover up the truth with their own. They moderate their forum and delete what they don’t their members to hear. You can tell how insane they’ve become, by the way they abuse not only their pets, but also their precious children. Go to lymebusters.com and see the insanity for yourself.

  10. Texas, Forida, and California…..

    Now, where exactly are the big “treatment centers” for Morgellons?

  11. Of course the LA County Health Dept is getting lots of calls since the CBS video on 5/19. Their statement follows “No credible medical or public health association has verified the existence or diagnosis of “Morgollans Disease”. The current descriptioon of the disease is vague and covers many conditions. Until there is a credible, national standard for the diagnosis of this condition, there is no basis for making it a reportable disease. Concerned individuals should have careful clinical and laboratory investigation of their serious skin irritations, but at this time there is no reason for individuals to panic over unsubstantiated reports of this disease.”
    I agree, but my comment would be that this “condition” should not be called a “disease”. Perhaps a “syndrome”.
    There is hint of a CBS followup “what public health is doing about this”. I sure wish smilikins and tallcotton, and of course Blogmeister Michael could be interviewed for the “rebutal”.
    It is time for the established medical community (e.g. AMA, Web MD) to weigh in on this situation. And where is the Mental Health profession? It is obviously a matter of mental health, yet they seem to hide in the shadows hoping it will go away, or Public Health will somehow handle it.

  12. johnboy,

    I agree that Morgellons shouldn’t be called a disease. I don’t think it’s even a syndrome. It’s madness!! I know that much. The Morgellons cult members are reinforcing each others delusions, and also luring other gullible people onto their bandwagon. I’d like to see the CDC come out with a determination on the matter, but I don’t think the Morgellons “believers” would accept its report. The Curse of Morgellons has them hopelessly bound. Something needs to be done, though, because they aren’t only hurting themselves, but also their pets and their children.

  13. Johnboy, where did that quote from the LACHD come from?

  14. DOP woman gets insulted and decides to set out on a mission to regain her dignity. Look what she spawned. Look at her perfect prey.

    Do like me, and write the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, CDC, NIH, HHS, National Mental Health Association, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, (every mental health agency you can locate),
    the nation’s legislators…look up each and every organization you can think of to inform them that the mentally ill are being taken advantage of through this @#&!@! cult and victimized in such a fashion by the MRF.

    It’s bad enough, that these poor people are neglecting and harming themseves under MRF manipulative control, but the crimes of neglect that their children and pets are subjected to, at the hands of the ones that are responsible for them, is too much to bear witness to.

    They’re convinced they can blame everything on “morgellons disease”, when it is their own mental illness that is destroying their lives. They need protected from this, even though all they say is, basically, “leave me alone in my insanity, if you can’t be supportive of it”.

    It is the most wicked scheme I’ve ever witnessed the creation of and MRF needs to be imprisoned for it. Yeah, I believe that with every FIBER of my existence.

  15. If ya wanna, write My San Antonio.com, too, and all the rest of the idiot reporters for not doing their background work on this before spreading it. It makes me feel a little better, at least, even though they’ve already done their damage.
    http://www.mysanantonio.com/help/feedback/

  16. The quote was issued by
    Michael Wilson
    Public Information Officer
    LA County Dept of Health Services
    Communications Office
    241 Figueroa , Ste.348
    LA 90012
    213-240-8144
    micwilson@ladhs.org

  17. Smileykins, you especially should appreciate this translation from a french medical journal by Giacardy (1923): In this instance, a man , his wife and daughter mistakenly believed they were suffering from scabies alleged to have been contracted from a neighbor’s maid. Although the husband sought treatment first, the condition had actually started with his wife. Numerous measures to get rid of the “parasites” had already been taken when the husband and wife were interviewed together. The husband had a few banal spots on his arms about which he spoke but made little fuss. His wife , who did most of the talking, embroidered the facts, commented on them and developed them. The couple’s communication was clearly stamped with the force of her personality. “the fire of her conviction, the abundance of her energy had created in her entourage an atmosphere of itching. There were on the lookout for the simplest pimple and the most inoffensive acne was subjected the the most energic treatment. A woman of fertile imagination, she had imposed scabies on her daughter, husband and neighbor.” This description emphasises that the dominant role is played by the person who first has the delusion, that it is usually the mother of a household and that all the members have to undergo the treatment she dictates. End of quote.

  18. Yeah, Johnboy. Thanks so much for sharing that! It vaguely rang a bell as I read it, so I must have come across that sometime in the past. There’s nothing quite on earth like a hysterical female, that is for certain!!!

  19. This reminds me of a 1970s study that correlated general levels of health with television ownership across the world. Surprisingly, people with the most televisions per household also had the lowest incidence of disease and malnutrition.

    Conclusion: Buy sick people more televisions.

  20. It gets worse.

    Those states also have the highest numbers for late-onset diabetes, cancers, strokes and canine distemper.

    I intend to move to Antarctica (population 0) where I expect to live forever.

  21. That would be cool, Frank. Really cool.
    I figure since we’re all kind of on a journey towards death, in a way, from the moment we’re conceived, we shouldn’t waste too much time obsessing over it, but just do the right things to keep the decay from coming on any quicker than necessary.
    Refrigeration in Antarctica sounds like a great idea to me.

  22. Michael, you don’t have an email link for personal communication.

    Interesting article. whod’ve thunk?

  23. It’s morgellonswatch@gmail.com. It should be up in the right column somwhere.

  24. Is My San Antonio.com at it again (or is something else happening…or neither?)

    “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched an investigation into the skin condition called Morgellons disease.”

    and…

    “The CDC is forming a task force made up of “infectious and chronic disease experts, as well as environmental health and mental health doctors to investigate the condition known as Morgellons.”

    Last night KENS News in San Antonio did a follow up story on Morgellons. The CDC issued a statement relaunching an investigation.
    Also, the news station has set up a chat board with Ginger Savely, nurse practicioner, for today at 12:00

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/sto…13d3a.html

  25. Don’t drink the Koolade.

    The elusive and mysterious “Border Disease” is nothing but pure bunk, probably conjured up in some sweaty D.C. think tank by Karl Rove and friends, and then piped into the sheepish minds of Americans via the government-media complex.

    Is it just coincidence that news of this weird disease started cropping up just as the country is been engaged by Bush for the first time on the issue of immigration? And when his ratings are in the toilet? And that this country is totally divided on the issue of illegal immigration? And that this disease just happens to manifest in the states that are most likely to receive illegal Latin immigrants?

    My theory is that this Border disease is fabricated nonsense, which the Bush Administration hopes will send this pathetic country into mindless paranoia. Then, he can completely shut down the borders without looking like a tyrant. It’s the best way to solve the complex problem of immigration without looking like a racist, and rather, more like a hero.

  26. Hey, Anonymous.

    The Morgellons Research Foundation’s Mary Leitao began this lunacy.

    There’s a Dr. Beverly Drottar, from Portland, Oregon, who has had a sudden change of heart, and says that she has morgellons now. Just a little over a year ago, she’d mysteriously posted on the morgie message board that there was no such thing. She described the exact symptoms, told how her doctor explained it to her, and said that she’d been successfully treated.
    She never mentioned a word as to being on any medication for DOP, or anything like that.
    She was adamant that she’d been cured, though, and she explained herself, quite well, in detail. So what’s made the sudden change, to say that she NOW has morgellons?

    I don’t so much think along such lines as this, over it, but ya got me wonderin’ a little.

    Lookie…

    Billionaires for Bush, Portland, OR Chapter
    Beverly Drottar
    Co-founder & Co-president

    (Coincidence?)

    Anyway, this gets me. There are quite a few liberals among morgie people, that speak out against the “we the sheeple”.

    That “talk” sounds good, huh?

    Baaaaaaaaaahhh. I think some of them are even talking about thinking they’ve begun sprouting their own wool now, too.

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  29. More on the cotton genome project.

    Use search box.

    “cotton fibers in planta and invitro
    Models for plant cell elongation and cell wall biogenisis”

    Barbara Triplett, team leader

    This article comes from the cotton genome project, ARS.

    In this particular article you will see the problems encountered with bioengineered cellulose “fuzz fibers” and their clear admittance of not knowing how things develope in certain ways when cross splicing DNA.

    Scroll down to picture box #2

    You see the bioembedded bacteria that autoflouresce in the plant. Multiple colors. Now go back to the Morgellons site and compare. Look familiar?

    What do fibers pulled from the skin and fibers in lab have in common?

    1.Both are comprised of cellulouse.
    2.Both hellicly twist.
    3.Both autoflouresce under blue or black light.

    number 2 and number 3 are genetically modified traits.

    Look at the juvinile cotton plant root. The black root. This fiber differs from the actual processed cotton fiber. This is cellulose in its simplist form. Non processed.

    Is it possible that a cotton plant root comprised of cellulose and multiple other things such as DNA from:

    Chemical
    Bacteria
    Nematode
    Mammalian

    Could now grow in the human body because of a nutrient supply in the human body. Can fibers be grown in the body utilizing collagen and protiens to assemble strands or bizzare formations?

    Could a mistake have happened in bio engineering in developing this plant that ultimately ends up in our textiles?

    There are many many documents involving the bio manipulation of the cotton plant, the textiles (Univ. Dartmouth) and bio modified nemotodes, used in crop control of cotton attacking insects. Does it make sense that a nemotode infecting a crop insect with a bacteria that it carries to kill the crop insect? How does this bacteria carried by the nematode into the host kill?

    Well if you take bio modified fiber from the cotton DNA and introduce it into the bacteria which rides on the nematode which penetrates the crop insect I suppose a fiber growing in it would kill it rapidly. All with out the use of chemicals.

    I will be happy to show online referrences to state by state county maps of areas in:
    California
    Texas
    Arizona
    Georgia
    Florida

    Which were all sprayed with bio pesticides.

    These nematodes are chemically eliminated after each crop harvest.
    They dont really favor the human body but can penetrate the skin just like the strongyloids species.
    Most stay in the dirt for years.

    It doesnt mean that the bio modified bacteria cant have an affinity for the human body.

    The inside stitching of levis, cotton shirts etc are the favorite places for nemotodes to reside and lay eggs.

    When these inside stitching abrade the skin with sharp ends you are innoculated with either the nematode, its eggs or the biomodified cotton itself.

    Source:

    National Textile Center. Click on Universities. To see whos involved along with Dartmouth.

    US Department of Agriculture ARS
    cotton genome project.

    SAAESD (Southern association of agriculture experiment station directors). Article SAES 422 Appendix D.

  30. In my opinion, this is utter nonsense. Such ideas only serve to spread more paranoia and hysteria. There is no Morgellons pathogen, bio-engineered or otherwise. You’ve tried this, over and over, posting as Anonymous. Please give us a break. We aren’t looking for causes for Morgellons. We are trying to enlighten people about this insanity, not be a part of it.

  31. GH, your post raises a lot of questions.

    Do you have any facts?

  32. Heres something else.This guy explains much better.

    Read it and the link at the bottom.

    Use search box:

    Diary of a morgellons parasite sufferer. Rense

  33. Well dumbass make sure you know the difference between a sebum plug and a papule when your giving out advice on the web before you claim to know the difference in anything.

    Dumbass.

  34. Please, could you list what things we could do that would make you a happier person? Just jot them all down.

  35. That is the saddest article I’ve seen. Those flakes of skin, snot and feces are supposed to be parasites?

    If you believe that – then I’ve got some enzyme cleaner with peppermint I’d like to sell you.

  36. Do you really want to know?

    Heres what I want.

    I want you to lock up this website with all views left untouched and turn it into a web page without a blog. Or just keep your views alone and lock up the site. Whatever you want.

    This is nothing but a source of negativity for everyone that steps in here.

    Every possible explantion to this has been given. Now it has turned into a source of constant dispute and will remain that way.

    Its hard for me to believe that a couple who is about to be married would surround themselves with such a negative project.

    I can walk away from this site and its negativity and never come back, you and your husband will have to deal with it day after day after day. It will get old.

    Eventually it will catch up with you.

    It will affect you to the point of how it makes you feel at the end of the day, it will affect your new relationship because negativity is a heavy emotion.

    Its draining, dark and heavy and it wears you out. Everyone.

    Night after night you will carry this negativity to bed and rerun these blogs in your mind while laying in bed.

    You know exactly what I mean.

    You know what? The morgellons.org people probably go through the same thing. Now if theres anything that defines insanity, this is it.

    These blogs dont shut off when you turn your computer off. You know as well as I that at night your mind remembers everything said. It festers in the subconscious and does affect the way you feel.

    It affects the way you feel when you wake up in the morning to start it all over again.

    What were going to say next to prove superiority over the other, what insult hurt us, what insult we will deliver the next day. Its defensive behavior.

    Everyone is defensive. You and me.
    Everyone.

    Do you want to look back when your old and think this is how you spent your most valuable years convincing and arguing and making people see your point of view.

    If this is all a big lie, the lie will eventually reveal itself with time alone and without persuasion from either side.

    I cant think of what woman would consider this project to be what is supposed to be the happiest time in her life.

    If your in love, be in love and surround yourself with positive things that you and your new husband can do together.

    You are going to run into countless people like me that just want to argue, swear and hurt you.

    There will be a thousand more of me. Thats not something fun to look forward to.

    The side of me you see is not me.
    I do not enjoy talking to people the way I have talked to the three of you. Not one bit.

    The world is filled with many problems. You cant change people. People will make up their own mind.

    If you three had a skin condition in your past I dont judge you in any way for that no matter how bad it got.

    Enough anguish has been spent on the skin. Dont spend the most valuable time of your life and the most happiest time of your life with this.

    Find something positive and fun that you and your new husband can share together. This isnt it. This will destroy your relationship.

    Now I want you, your boyfriend and Michael to understand this.

    I am sincerely sorry for every single insult I threw at you. That is not me. I realize I was reaching in the barrel for the worst I could possibly say.

    What I want is for you and your new husband to enjoy your life surrounded by positive things and to leave all this anguish in the past.

    Participating in this website only serves a constant reminder of anguish from the past.

    The physical problem may be healed but the emotional pain from these blogs is worse and only serves to keep it in the here and now as a constant reminder of the past.

    Its spring time. Get out and do something fun and get away from this negativity.

    My appologies once again for everything said.

    Take care.

  37. Apologies accepted, thank you, and I wish you well. It concerns me a little bit that you might have high blood sugar, and yes, I know it’s not any of my business. I’m sorry I’m inclined to be an opinionated person.

    Michael may address the issues you’ve stated as far as your desires to have things changed here.

    Your happiness, though, can’t depend on the happiness of others (or even the on the unhappiness of others, whichever the case), although I appreciate your concerns. It is nice of you to say all those very kind words, as opposed to cursing the earth beneath our feet.

    People make their own happiness, though, and it’s nothing more than just a state of mind, and that is all it is. Things don’t weigh heavily on my mind, whatsoever, like one might assume they do. I’m no spring chicken, either, and there’s not a lot that I haven’t encountered. Oh, I’ve had worse than you, as you’ve implied that I might run into. I’ve had quite a few comments made to me, though, from more than several people, that it will be a happy day for them when life bites me on the ass and wakes me up. Nah, life pretty much has always kept me “woked up”. And, just to clear it up, because you’d wondered in so many posts, I’m not on any type of drugs of any sort. I wish I had some heavy pain medication, but, tough shit, I can’t have any for the fear of nervous doctors’ that I could become addicted to it.

    I really wish you better health and happiness. Always stand by your convictions, and know that when you really have one, what others say means nothing at all.

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  39. Thanks.

    Take care.

  40. Oh obvioulsy the USA is the only country in this world. HELLOOOO the rest of the world are laughing at YOU.

  41. Smileykins – maybe time to hit the Meth again, just so you can stay up all night and make sure you can delete my posts before the rest of the world can read them and belly laugh even more.

  42. He who laughs last, laughs last.

  43. …BEST, I mean. Hahaha.

  44. Smilykins you are tall cotton and tall cotton is Michael and everyone else but I – yes start taking the Meth again, but then again I do feel you are back on it. This web blog is going to be SHUT DOWN – read my lips. Ha Ha Ha

  45. abac68 said…
    You Sick, twisted, individual. How dare this blog site allow material to be written about “a little boy named Drew” and the late “Tavis Wilson” and his mom. LEAVE THESE PEOPLE ALONE!

    8:24 PM

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  47. To bendoverandkissyourass – Thank you!!

  48. Show me the numbers professor Wymore. What evidence do you have to back these broad claims?

    Statistics please.

  49. This is hilarious – a retired computer programmer going head to head with a Scientist.

    Keep it coming Michael – because we all need a good LAUGH.

    P.S. Kiss my bottom also.

  50. 1111 West 17th Street
    Tulsa, Oklahoma 74107-1898
    918-582-1972
    May 15, 2006
    Re: Morgellons Disease
    From: Randy S. Wymore, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology & Physiology
    Rhonda Casey, D.O., Department of Pediatrics
    Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Dear Practitioner,
    This letter concerns a patient population that manifests a particular set of symptoms we have encountered
    with increasing frequency, and that OSU-CHS is actively researching. The condition has been labeled as
    Morgellons Disease and it is unclear if this is a single disease or a multi-faceted syndrome. Until recently, most of
    these patients have been grouped as a subset of the diagnosis of Delusions of Parasites (delusional parasitosis;
    DOP). After obtaining careful patient histories and thorough physical exam, we have determined that Morgellons
    patients have several important distinctions ruling out the diagnosis of DOP.
    This population of patients frequently exhibit the following symptoms:
    • Distinct and poorly healing skin lesions with unusually thick, membranous scarring upon eventual healing.
    • Moderate to extreme pruritis at sites of lesions as well as un-erupted skin.
    • Microscopic examination of these lesions will most often reveal the presence of unusual fibers, which may be
    black, blue or red. These fibers, which many healthcare providers initially thought to be textile
    contaminants, are often present in the deep tissue of biopsies obtained from unbroken skin of individuals
    with this condition. Careful examination of these fibers further reveals that they are frequently associated
    with hair follicles, and are definitely not textile in origin.
    • Most of these patients suffer from a host of neurological symptoms which can vary in severity from mild to
    severe. These neurological symptoms include peripheral tingling, paresthesias and varying degrees of motor
    involvement which appear to progress.
    • Intermittent cognitive and behavioral status changes are often observed and also seem to progress with the
    severity of disease. This is often referred to as “brain fog” by the patient as they experience a waxing and
    waning of this symptom.
    • Laboratory findings in these patients are variable, but often reveal eosinophilia and elevated levels of
    Immunoglobin E.
    • Other symptoms of varying severity and frequency have been described, and are included in the attached
    case definition.
    Continued…
    Morgellons patients differ from classical, delusional parasitosis patients in several areas. They do not respond to
    antipsychotics, and new lesions continue to appear upon complete cessation of manual excoriation.
    Due to the sensation of foreign material in their tissue, that has been described as sharp, stinging and/or splinterlike,
    the patient may have discovered the fibers prior to seeking medical care, and may bring them to your office for
    examination. Please do not assume that the patient’s problem is purely psychological based on this propensity.
    Many of these patients may appear skeptical of traditional medical care due to frequent dismissal of their
    symptoms in the past. The combination of suffering from a chronic disease with distressful symptoms and no known
    cause or cure can cause some patients to appear anxious or agitated.
    We encourage you to take the time to carefully interview any patient who may fall into this category, perform
    any testing you may deem appropriate, and most importantly treat the patient with compassion and dignity.
    Sincerely,
    Randy S. Wymore, Ph.D. Rhonda Casey, D.O.
    Director of Research, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Morgellons Research Foundation
    Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
    Oklahoma State University
    Center for Health Sciences
    1111 West 17th Steet
    Tulsa, Oklahoma 74107-1898
    email: morgellons@okstate.edu
    Morgellons Information Line: (877) 599-7999
    http://www.healthsciences.okstate.edu/morgellons/index.cfm

  51. Isn’t the “appeal to authority” one of those fallacies you keep harping upon?

    What have my credentials got to do with anything? Show me some facts. Show me some statistics.

  52. Have you actually read that Wymore letter? All it’s saying is that doctors need to be nicer to their patients. It offers no evidence that might indicate Morgellons is a distinct disease. Why do you keep posting it? It’s actually more supportive of my position than yours.

  53. Yes, to me, that letter of Doc Wymore’s, is also saying, “Hello doctors, look at how little I know, and what a total nincompoop I am. Also, be very careful and treat these people like you’re dealing with a large, four-legged animal.”

    Now, why he, or anyone else with any type of scientific background signed onto this thing with Mary Leitao, is open to speculation, I think, as being either one or two things.

    Come on now…

    The good doc say: “The condition has been labeled as Morgellons Disease and it is unclear if this is a single disease or a multi-faceted syndrome.”

    Calling Wacky-Quacky Wymore: Does he not know “how and why” Miss Mary came up with it, and “why and how” it went from being about a misconceived notion in her head about her kid’s eczema, and grew to such proportions because she comprised a list from a bunch of unrelated symptoms to go along with it, from people over the internet?

    The good doc say:

    • “Distinct and poorly healing skin lesions with unusually thick, membranous scarring upon eventual healing.”

    Wacky Quacky: That ain’t no unordinary thang when something keeps being manipulated.

    The good doc say:

    • “Moderate to extreme pruritis at sites of lesions as well as un-erupted skin.”

    Wacky-Quacky: Yeah, so?

    The good doc say:

    • “Microscopic examination of these lesions will most often reveal the presence of unusual fibers, which may be
    black, blue or red. These fibers, which many healthcare providers initially thought to be textile contaminants, are often present in the deep tissue of biopsies obtained from unbroken skin of individuals with this condition. Careful examination of these fibers further reveals that they are frequently associated with hair follicles, and are definitely not textile in origin.”

    Wacky-Quacky: Have you ever considered hmm, say, CONNECTIVE TISSUE FIBERS, and gee, oh, I dunno, maybe CAPILLARIES and not enough oxygen supply in the patients’ blood to heal the wounds, making red, blue, and black “fibers” in dermal tissue?

    The good doc say:

    • “Most of these patients suffer from a host of neurological symptoms which can vary in severity from mild to severe. These neurological symptoms include peripheral tingling, paresthesias and varying degrees of motor
    involvement which appear to progress.”

    Wacked Out Quack: Why not go to a doctor and get THAT symptom diagnosed and treated? Patients might be all better, then. Man, come on, Wymore is a freakin’ PHD, so ya’d think he’d know something about that there field of “Physiology” (or he sure should), and his sidekick Rhonda Casey, D.O., as well. What’s up with her not thinking, “Hmm, peripheral neuropathy”, and putting two and two together.

    I could keep on, but this is already too lengthy.

    Now, I’m a go fire up my crack-pipe. Oh, no what is it I’m on…meth?

    Where’d you come up with that, anyway, abac68? Please show me. No offense, but I’m really diggin’ on the things you show us.

  54. Really, these self reported surveys mean absolutely nothing, other than being representative of people who are ill and haven’t gotten appropriate medical care for their conditions. Their “TRUE CONDITIONS”.

    It’s beyond belief that Ginger Savely openly says, “We just try each treatment on each patient until we find something that works for THEM. What works for one, doesn’t seem to work for another. This is puzzling. But right now, it is all about getting these people better and ending or at least lightening their extreme suffering.”

    But they’re all so open about it!!!

    In the RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL
    Posted: 5/8/2004…

    “When told of Dr. Bill Harvey’s successful treatment with antibiotics of Morgellons’ patients in Houston, Dr. Peter Lynch of the University of California, Davis said the ‘cures’ are easily explained by the placebo effect. Patients treated with sugar pills, for example, often get well because they believe they are receiving medicine.”

    Treating all of these patients that have “who-knows-what”, seriously, like the MRF is for their made-up disease, is completely freakin’ unethical.

    Prescribing antibiotics like they’re doing, is EXACTLY what gives rise to new strains of super-bacteria.

    Would the “WTF Foundation” (aka MRF) know a case of Hansen’s disease aka Leprosy, if they were to encounter patients with it?

    “Heck no”, is my guess…
    everyone’s got “their stupid morgellons disease”. I’ll speculate that quite a few cases of Hansen’s Disease are going unreported, and they could be contributing to it.

    It’s not highly contagious, but it is supposed to be reported.

    The MRF is simplifying disease and medicine just like it’s child’s play!!!

    States with large immigrant populations (eg, CALIFORNIA, New York, FLORIDA) have the largest number of new cases. Small endemic foci exist in TEXAS, Louisiana, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

    There are approximately 6,500 individuals with Hansen’s disease living in the United States. About 200-250 newly diagnosed cases reported to the national registry each year.

    Clinical description

    A chronic bacterial disease characterized by the involvement primarily of skin as well as peripheral nerves and the mucosa of the upper airway. Clinical forms of Hansen’s disease represent a spectrum reflecting the cellular immune response to Mycobacterium leprae. The following characteristics are typical of the major forms of the disease:

    * Tuberculoid: one or a few well-demarcated, hypopigmented, and anesthetic skin lesions, frequently with active, spreading edges and a clearing center; peripheral nerve swelling or thickening also may occur

    * Lepromatous: a number of erythematous papules and nodules or an infiltration of the face, hands, and feet with lesions in a bilateral and symmetrical distribution that progress to thickening of the skin

    * Borderline (dimorphous): skin lesions characteristic of both the tuberculoid and lepromatous forms

    * Indeterminate: early lesions, usually hypopigmented macules, without developed tuberculoid or lepromatous features

    http://tinyurl.com/nz6pp

  55. Well, here those three particular states are, yet again, and immigrants,
    again, are cited among the causes for the increase of this skin disease, too, just like the “real statistics” for Leprosy.

    Cutaneous Tuberculosis

    Alarmingly, the number of reported patients with TB in the United States has been increasing since 1985 such that TB has reemerged as a serious national problem. In 1998, researchers reported 18,361 patients with TB; the rate of TB infection was 6.8 per 100,000. CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, Illinois, New York, and TEXAS reported 54% of TB occurrences.

    The proportion of TB patients who were foreign-born individuals was 42%. Persons born in Mexico, the Philippines, and Vietnam account for one half of foreign-born TB patients in the United States. The TB rate among foreign-born persons was 4-6 times higher than for US-born persons.

    The reasons for the reemergence are:

    1. the association of TB with the HIV epidemic

    2. increased immigration from countries where TB is common

    3. transmission of TB in congested settings (health-care facilities, prisons, homeless shelters)

    4. the deterioration of basic health-care infrastructure.

    In something unrelated, here, but I feel may be relevant, as to the reported high numbers of nurses and school teachers who think they have “morgellons disease”…

    It’s a well known fact that nurses in the hospital setting are at a high risk for contracting TB.

    Also, in my local news, a few years ago, a group of high school kids who all rode the same bus, as well as their bus driver, all tested positive for TB. I didn’t follow the story, but it’s pretty safe to assume that it extended into the classroom.

    I’m reminded of a nurse that had appeared on the morgie board last year, who’d been diagnosed with cutaneous tuberculosis, and how a couple of people were blind to what she was saying and told her that she had “morgellons disease”, and that she’d come to the right place.

    She was seeing a pulmonologist in a few days and never showed back up, but this utter lunacy is sure standing in the way of TOO MANY people who haven’t known the correct manner to go about seeking appropriate health care to start with.

    http://tinyurl.com/zjnjz

  56. Foreign born Americans have to take a test for TB as part of the immigration process. Natural born Americans do not. Hence the difference in statistics.

    The States mentioned constitute about 38% of the population. They probably have a higher immigrant community. Hence the 54% “statistic”.

    Grr!

  57. No matter how you slice the apple, tuberculosis and leprosy are believed to be more prevalent in Mexico than they are in the United States. They are also believed to be more prevalent among illegal aliens. There’s also a possibility that some residents that believe they have Morgellons may, in fact, have cutaneous tuberculosis or leprosy.

    Tall Cotton

  58. Oh, but the only point I was attempting to make, was that the MRF has put out so much propanganda, and that they have it in their collective heads that everyone with undiagnosed skin symptoms has THEIR disease. Do they run tests on patients that come to them for treatment? I’ve yet to see mention of it…just that they treat them all like “lab rats” and carelessly experiment with antibiotics.

  59. It’s really fun and it makes me feel like a big person when I make this crazy-arse disease up in my head….hehe; now my own doctor is starting to even see it…..and you know what else, suckers? DNA Microarrays don’t lie….ever thought of that? Maybe you all, the creators of this fake disease, has a traitor amongst ya? hehe….well, you should think of things like that…..and you know what else? How come they already have antibiotic chemotherapy waiting on us crazies as a possible cure? And, I don’t give a care if you believe me or not, but here is a little clue….stupid…..they released this gm organism in those three states……ain’t no border patrol issues gonna fly by me….

  60. oh, I forgot to ask you bright people? Ever heard of the agriculture Dep’t using biocontol for all the pest? Yes, those three states have the same little pest problem eating on the same little crops that these three states grow…You want me to tell you more?

  61. I bet you all back off all the Morg victims b/c you all don’t want me to tell you more, do you?

    But I gladly will….just ask; or keep on slamming us crazies and you won’t have to ask……

  62. well, I must admit, I did not read any of the above postings except the one at the top on the border patrol/ highest population in those states. You see, I just wanted to leave a comment-did’nt care to read all of your BS trying to slam us crazies…..But, I admit, after I left my two cents worth a few minutes ago, I did creep back up to the top and began to read the other post….My heart went out to godshammer with that thought provoking post of theirs. And godshammer, don’t worry, I will take any heat they want to dish out…If they want to play hard ball then all I will say is……
    ‘BATTER UP” I’m so damn ready.

  63. I tell you all someething else too. I won’t use Morgellons as the name for this illness anylonger-I never liked that anyway….I will
    call it the “Man-Made Plague” b/c that is exactly what it is….but if you come back on here slamming that comment of mine…well, I guess I will have to give you the real Medical name for it…your choice-just let me know your preference….. :)

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  65. Hey Tall Cotton, I just read a comment of yours up above, and I must admit….it made perfect sense..I’m with you on that one!

  66. Hi London, thanks for the feedback. Are you saying I’m a shill for some kind of Government conspiracy to cover up some kind of bio-weapon accidental release?

    Regardless, the point is that there are more cases in those states because there are more people in them.

    Most of the discussion here goes on in whatever is the current top post. Check it out.

  67. Okay, I see how it works now, thanks for that tip that led me back to the top post….but still, this post is way more interesting.

    Now Michael, what made you ask me that? I gave no inclination as to you being a shill for the gov’t did I? Hmm…are you? hehe

    And No Honey, I don’t think it was accidentally released or something spilt in a damn C-3 lab…not at all!

    It was intentionally released in those three states…..You okay there? Not having delusions or anything are ya?

  68. I though when you said “Maybe you all, the creators of this fake disease, has a traitor amongst ya?“, you were including me.

  69. You all are funny! No, I’m sorry, I just assumed (and yet I know it’s stupid to assume), that whomever slammed the crazy-ill were guilty….well, I knew better.

    Let’s just say no, I was not refering to you…..

    But to the scientist who made it…want her name? Want to know the state? I can help you out, just say when….

  70. London,

    I’m Bugs Alive. If you have a problem with me then spit it out! I’m not a bit interested in you schitzophrenic delusions. I watched how you teased everyone on the lymebusters message board. Or do you really think that you know anything that anyone would try to keep you silent about. Well, good luck with little green men.

    Tall Cotton/Bugs Alive

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