Monday, October 28, 2019


Dear Readers,

     To be diagnosed with the
BIG C is everybody's nightmare. Below is something I took off Twitter and when I sent it to
my brother Anthony what 
follows is his reply.

         Yes they put him in jail for selling them as a cancer cure. You
chew the kernel of apricot pips. When a Japanese Doctor at Sloan
Kettering Cancer research in the US discovered they killed cancer 
they repressed his research because it was not a patentable method. When a marshal arts champ used them to cure himself  of cancer and then starting selling them as a cure they put him in jail.
          A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that 15 million cancer cases were diagnosed in 2013. This disease was also responsible for 15 per cent of the deaths in the 118 countries included in the research. It was hardly surprising then that the global market for oncology drugs rose 10.3 per cent in 2014 and may reach US$147 billion by 2018 according to IMS Health, an American company that services the healthcare industry with information.
The discrepancy between perception and reality has convinced people like Linus Pauling, biochemist, two-time Nobel Prize winner and one of the 20 greatest scientists of all time that “most cancer research is largely a fraud.”
Sadly, he is not the only expert to claim that cancer research is a fraud; Collective Evolution has amassed a list of professionals who claim cancer has not been cured yet because the attempt to find a solution to this growing problem is nothing more than a hoax. For instance, Dr. Marcia Angell, long-time editor of the New England Medical Journal, stated that “it is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published” while Dr. John Bailer, who spent two decades on the staff of the U.S. National Cancer Institute, concluded that “the national cancer program must be judged a qualified failure.” In fact, he claimed that the institution’s “whole cancer research in the past 20 years has been a total failure.”
In 1981, the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research Institute’s former director Dr Irwin Bross concluded that the animal model studies are useless, because practically all of the chemotherapeutic agents that are valuable in the treatment of human cancer were not found in animal studies, but in a clinical context. The corporate side of treating this illness cannot be ignored any longer, as spending on cancer medicines has hit a new milestone of US$100 billion in 2014.
Lancet’s Editor-in-Chief Richard Horton said in the medical journal’s April 15, 2015 edition that “much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue,” while Dr John P.A. Ioannidis, professor in disease prevention at Stanford University wrote in a 2005 article titled Why Most Published Research Findings Are False that “there is increasing concern that the most current published research findings are false.”
According to Cancer Research- A Super Fraud? by Robert Ryan, B.Sc, most cancer is preventable. The International Agency for Research in Cancer found that 80 to 90 per cent of human cancer “is determined environmentally,” which makes it avoidable. However, medical historian Hans Ruesch concluded that “less than ten per cent of the [U.S.] National Cancer Institute is given to environmental causes.”
In the late 1970s, investigative reporters Gary Null and Robert Houston wrote that “a solution to cancer would mean the termination of research programs and it would mortally threaten the present clinical establishments.” Dr Robert Sharpe has added that “treating disease is enormously profitable, preventing it is not.” 

It is much worse than it is mentioned here. They are NOT looking for a cure. Revenue from cancer treatments will be lost from so many medical facilities; pharmaceutical companies; Food and Drug Administration fees charge to fund the new drug approval process; or better still ‘payoffs’ for ‘approved’ cancer drugs will dry up and money from lobbyists to the corrupt politicians would stop. Too much money and jobs would be lost IF cancer is cured!
           Anthony’s Comments:
This is worse than what went on in Nazi Germany. I am sure many Germans were not aware just as many in the U s of A are similarly oblivious, because the U s of A is an economy built on a house of cards - oil revenues channelled through their banks - arms manufacturing - dollar no longer supported by gold - a free licence to print money etc etc profits on medicine out of proportion to manufacturing costs.
Rewind to Welsley:
Many people know John Wesley was the inspiration behind the Methodist Denomination. But few know he was one of the first persons in England to use a static electricity machine to heal many disorders including blindness, gout, sprains, deafness, toothaches, and stomach and back pain. Wesley wrote in his book, Primitive Physick, that electricity is "the nearest to a universal medicine, of any yet known in the world."
He recommended electricity as a cure for over twenty illnesses. It was one of his favourite remedies and he said it was "far superior to all the medicines I know."
In November, 1756, he obtained an electrical apparatus and began experimenting by shocking himself for lameness and neuralgia. The cure was certain but gradual. His Journal records at least two other occasions where he applied electrical shock therapy to himself, once when he was 70 and once when he was 80 years old.
Successful cures from Wesley's Desideratum - Electricity Made Plain and Useful “William Jones, a Plaisterer...fell from a Scaffold on Thursday, Feb.15 last. He was grievously bruised, both outwardly and inwardly, and lay in violent pain utterly helpless, till Saturday in the afternoon, when he was brought (carried) by two men to be electrified. After a few minutes he walk'd home alone, and on Monday went to work.
“Sarah Guilford, aged 37 was for upwards of seven years so afflicted with rheumatism in her right side, that the knee and the ankle were wasted exceedingly. January 2d last she was electrified, and perfectly cured in one day. But it threw her into a profuse sweat, particularly from those parts which had been most affected.
“Abigail Brown, aged 22 electrified five days successively, having one wire applied to the fore part, another to the hinder part of the head, and receiving seven or eight shocks each Time. Hereby she was entirely cured, nor has found any pain in her head since, unless occasionally for want of sleep.
“A man, fifty-seven years old, who had been deaf for thirty-two years, was so relieved in a few days, as to hear tolerably well, etc., etc .,etc., etc.
He asserts that electricity for healing is the intent of God, the creator:
‘I do not know of any remedy under heaven that is likely to do you so much good as the being constantly electrified. But it will not avail unless you persevere therein for some time.”
Wesley believed that the emotions of the mind are capable of bringing about changes in the body. When the mind experiences disturbing emotions, the whole body responds in 'sympathy.' The medical men despised Wesley and his work. Their contempt was probably due to the fact that Wesley was not qualified, did not charge for his services, and was hugely successful.
He said that if society had to wait on the physicians to try electrical healing, society would wait in vain. Physicians were too committed to making money by prescribing complex medications for which they charged much money.
According to Wesley, physicians would not be interested in such a simple, cheap treatment as electrification until they had more regard for the interests of their neighbours than their own. At least not till there are no more apothecaries in the land or till physicians are independent of them. (Why does this sound so familiar? And that was some 250 years ago. Repeat for those sleeping or with selective hearing problems.) He said that if society had to wait on the physicians to try electrical healing, society would wait in vain. Physicians were too committed to making money by prescribing complex medications for which they charged much money.
The tradition continued in modern times in various forms confirming Wesley’s claims – yet the Flexner report sponsored by the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundations, intent on steering all medicine towards drug based solutions debunked the electrical approach from as early as 1910 when the report first appeared.
          Nothing has changed, Flexner had no scientific qualifications, he was some sort of lay preacher.
It's all about money.
A.A. This is part of "Cancers the forbidden cures" on Youtube
         Jon, a Consumer Watchdog who could not agree more with my brother’s comments that the drug business is not essentially about curing people it is more about making money.
P.S. According to Anthony the kernels of apricot pips contain cyanide in a special form which seeks out the cancer tumours and eliminates them. Unlike arsenic cyanide does not build up in the body. For cancer he says, “You start slowly with 3 pips and then as the body gets used to them you build up the numbers and frequency of doses. You might feel a little dizzy at first but nobody it seems has killed themselves except some kids in Turkey, who were starving and overdid it. You can buy them at the Wellness Warehouse or crack your own when they are in season.” Note: Anthony is not a doctor of any kind but he is an excellent bridge teacher who does not believe in conventional medicine.
* I contacted the Wellness Warehouse in Kloof Street, Cape Town where a lady told me they do sell raw apricot kernels. And when I asked if they sold them as a cure for cancer she replied: “We are not allowed to say that.”


Dear Readers,
          As if a death threat was not enough Rowena James has also been maliciously maligned on Facebook. In addition she says she has evidence that indicates that the statement she gave to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (The Hawks) was leaked to the very people she is complaining about.
          All this is because this 51 year old divorcee has been extolling the aims of a pack of 400 people that is growing daily determined to hunt down Malcolm De Beer the master mind behind the Coin-It and CommEx ponzi schemes. Coin-It alone is estimated to have taken 27 000 people for something like R2.5 billion.
          Rowena herself was a victim of Coin-It, although her R60 000 loss was perhaps one of the smallest amounts among this huge number of people, who put their faith in Coin-It before it was closed by the Financial Service Conduct Authority (FSCA).
          She antagonised the Dundee, KwaZule-Natal promoters when she started an on-line Facebook Group headed: Coin-It and CommEx – The Truth. This was to encourage investors to co-operate with the Hawks investigators brought in by the FSCA.
          “I believe what really sent them over the edge was the action FSCA took and the serving of papers on Malcolm to appear in the Pietermaritzburg High court this week,” she told me.
          “Our group have each put in R350 to employ a firm of attorneys and the advocate they have appointed will be making an application to liquidated Coin-It in the hope that we can recover money for the investors. Many pensions, retrenchment packages and life savings have gone, not to mention the money from those who took personal loans to finance their investments.
          “They are from all over the country, mostly from KwaZulu-Natal with some from the Western and Eastern Cape and Polokwane.”
          In a press release issue by the FSCA to update Coin-It investors it stated that it had become aware that Coin-It was trying to get its investors to have their contracts transferred to other associated companies.
          It warned them not to enter into any financial arrangements with unauthorised entities associated with Coin-It.
          The FSCA launched an investigation in August into Coin-It and CommEx Minerals for suspected breaches of financial sector laws. This involved a search and seizure operation of the Dundee premises of these firms followed by the opening of a case with the Hawks for further investigation. The Asset Forfeiture Unit had also obtained a preservation order against bank accounts linked to the parties being investigated.
          “Neither Coin-It or CommEx nor its directors Mr Michael Andrew Anthony de Beer (Coin-It) and Mrs Patricia Ursula de Beer (CommEx) are licensed to conduct any financial services or to receive deposits from the public,” the statement added. Mrs Patricia Ursula De Beer is the ex-wife of Malcolm Henry de Beer, the founder of Coin-It and still the person running the its day to day operations. 
                                 (Heartless Sunday Times)                    
          Some weeks ago on Facebook Sibonelo Khulu Coin-It’s Brand manager described Rowena as a “racist who is scavenging on black people’s bloods.” He maintained that being “fully paid up after her 3 year circle with Coin-It she is busy misleading them with all sorts of nonsensical updates so they won’t become rich like herself.” He blamed her for complaining to the FSCA and called her “a heartless racist.”
          In her reply on Facebook Rowena included copies of the contracts for the two trucks she bought and stated that she would be happy to receive a R400 000 cash settlement for them as she suspected they did not exist.
          “The person who originated the complaint to FSCA was from Cape Town,” she continued. “I’m from Durban so that’s yet another thumb suck you have spread. Like a good citizen I have given the FSCA and the Hawks my full cooperation.
          “Mr Khulu you obviously know that these investors you have successfully misled and still are misleading will soon be locking you away as you have a lot to answer for.”
          She told me she had been alarmed on the evening of 24 October when she discovered that Sibonelo, known as Khulu the Man on social media, had distributed her home address with two voice notes in Zulu. The first one was from an unknown woman who asked for her address as she knew people in Durban who wanted to teach Rowena a lesson. And the second one was death threat.
          “Almost as alarming was the fact that he was distributing copies of the statement I made to the Commercial Crime Unit in Durban,” she said.
          She has lodged a complaint about this to the prosecuting authorities in Pietermaritzburg and it has been passed to the Serious Commercial Crimes Unit.
          “It’s clear that this case has now been compromised and my life is in danger.” she stated.
          Attached to her complaint were screen shots of what she says were copies of her statement that Khulu distributed on social media.
          Rowena was not the originator of the group that wants to liquidate Coin-It. She heard about it on WhatsApp and decided to join it.
          Jon, a Consumer Watchdog who believes not enough is being done by our enforcement agencies to ensure that the crooks behind these ponzi schemes end up in jail for a long time. And if you can’t trust the police, even at the highest level, it becomes very scary.
P.S. Rowena is to be congratulated for really sticking her neck out by taking a stand against these shysters, especially in the social media jungle where just about anything goes. Too many people complain bitterly about something, but when the time comes to stand up to be counted they are nowhere to be found.
P.P.S. The money Coin-It investors paid was supposed to have bought them trucks to earn them an impressive return on their investments, but all the indications were that these didn’t exist. CommEx was structured in much the same way only this time it involved the buying and selling of various minerals. 


Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Dear Readers,
How is this for dubious newspaper morality? The Northern KwaZulu-Natal Courier, a community paper in the Caxton Group carried three exposés about the activities of members of the De Beer family’s Ponzi businesses Coin-It Trading and CommEx Minerals.
          The first one early last September was headed Drama unfolds as Coin-It and  Commex Minerals are raided. It was about how the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) had launched an investigation into these two companies.
          Its next report was headlined: Investment scheme maintains everyone will get paid.
          Then on September 18 it announced: Coin offices closed pending FSCA probe. Readers were told that it was too early to say what will happen to investors in Coin-It and CommEx Minerals following the raid by the FSCA.
          Soon afterwards the paper, which has a weekly free distribution of 15 000 copies in the coal mining town of Dundee (Population 34 000), carried the half page, controversial paid advertorial headed Coin-It Traders Speak Out! It would have earned the publication something like R7 000. 
This is how the Courier coined it & how
the advertorial began
          It was a huge puff extolling the good deeds these Ponzi scheme promoters had done for the people of the area as if their kind of business was perfectly acceptable.
          After weeks of controversy, Coin-It Trading appeals to the community to not forget all the good it has and is still doing, the ad began
          Speaking to the Courier, it went on, Coin-It’s representative, Peter Estrice said, “The public was not informed in the past on the big scope of activities that were taking place and the participation of social activities carried out by Coin-It.”
          Coin-It described itself as a huge part of the Dundee community and as such had aided many people.
Peter Estrice
          He claimed that when “last year’s terrible floods took away five lives, including three children, from a family in Sibongile (a Dundee township) Coin-It was there. We played a big role in helping the needy and even went to the extent of repairing some churches that were damaged.”
           Small businesses that relied on Coin-It had been enormously affected.
          “Other companies have also lost revenue when we stopped our service, such as the buying of trucks,” Estrice maintained. “Our hardware companies can no longer continue with business as everything has come to a standstill. Coin-It has donated signage to schools in the area and will continue to assist schools in other districts in the future.”
          Referring to the pending FSCA investigation Estrice stated: “As much as Coin-It is taking a beating it is also affecting our small businesses and individuals who relied on Coin-It. Our clients come from different backgrounds such as government officials, working class and the unemployed and Coin-It takes care of them.” He promised that they would have a "ceremony with our clients once everything had been sorted." 
          The advertorial concluded with the logos of the businesses the De Beer family evidently have an interest in.  
          In an email to the Courier’s Editor Terry Worley I asked how his paper could expose the Coin-It Ponzi scheme and then take this advertorial that promotes it.
          “The Courier has just gone one better than the Sunday Times for appalling double standards just to make money,” I told him. "You have also completely blown your belief in the 'community newspaper being the trustworthy watchdog of the community.'”
          I was referring to the fact the Sunday Times carried two advertising inserts from CommEx and My House, another Ponzi scheme promoted by the same people, a few days after its sister publication had revealed that Coin-It and CommEx had been raided by the FSCA.  (Heartless Sunday Times)
          Worley told me to refer to their advertising department. In a subsequent email he started that the Hawks investigation appeared to be stagnating, but they were following up because more investors who had not received their money still needed to make statements.
          “We are told not even 15 have made statements and there are apparently 27 000,” he added.
          I sent a similar email to Rod Skinner, Caxton’s Regional Editor for the area that includes the Courier asking why that controversial advertorial was accepted. “Surely that was the antithesis of good newspaper ethics,” I told him. “The message it sent was that your paper only cares about making money, not ethical behaviour.”
          He replied saying: “In fairness we had to give Coin-It a right of reply. They however insisted they wanted to reply in this manner. It is not for us to dictate how they as a company wish to exercise their right of reply.
          “Nothing in the advertorial solicits business for the scheme. Our investigative team is still investigating it along with several others in Northern KZN.”
                                     *     *     *
          Jon, a Consumer Watchdog and the Poor Man’s Press Ombudsman.
P.S. The Caxton Group is no stranger to accepting adverts just to make money regardless of the morality of what it is doing. For years The Citizen, its daily paper that circulates mainly in Gauteng has been carrying Herbalist ads, when even one of its editors conceded to me that they are not believable.  Full of people claiming to be doctors, professors and the like when they are clearly nothing of the kind they offer services like “100% win lotto” and “manhood enlargement.” These are obviously nothing else but lies. (Lies,lies and more lies)

P.P.S. An advertorial is an advertisement written in the same style as a newspaper article. So it’s not hard to guess why the Ponzi promoters wanted their ad in this form.

Thursday, October 17, 2019


Dear Readers,
A rare pictu
         It’s scary in the dark when a North Wester could be battering your windows with sheets of rain or the South Easter is threatening to blow just about everything away. Not to worry you’ll still get it.
         They didn’t call this part of the world the Cape of Storms for nothing.
         You probably will never have seen how your paper arrives, but when you wake up in the morning it will be in your driveway, just like clockwork no matter how foul the weather is.
         If you are a newspaper subscriber in Cape Town’s Southern suburbs you will have experienced that mystifying miracle daily or at week ends.
         Ten years ago Shaheid Alexander gave up his conventional job as an administrative assistant at the Cape Town City Council for a will-o`-the-wisp existence of sleepless nights delivering papers.
         He starts his night at around 10.30 p.m. and doesn’t get back to his home in Mitchells Plain until four or five in the morning. He and his team of two deliver Business Day and the Financial Mail during the week and the Sunday Times, Economist and the Financial Times at the week-ends.
         It’s a 30 km drive from his home to the industrial area of Paarden Eiland where they collect the papers and that’s before he even starts his delivery round to customers spread across suburbs from St James to Noordhoek, Fish Hoek and Simonstown.  
         Shaheid alone travels something like 200 km a night. He is constantly haunted by the Fourth Industrial Revolution that is threatening to eliminate printed papers. His team was also delivering The Times, a daily that was an offshoot of the Sunday Times, but when that went digital only two years ago the two drivers who work for him lost out to some degree. They only deliver the Sunday Times at the week-ends now to more than 300 homes.
         They get paid per copy as well as a transport allowance. Shops are not on their route as they only deal with subscribers.
         My wife and I have been getting our Sunday Times delivered to our home in Kommetjie ever since we arrived here 10 years ago and before The Times ceased being printed we got that every day during the week as well.
         It was uncanny the way Shaheid’s service was virtually faultless. On the rare occasions that our paper didn’t arrive as expected due to something  beyond his control I would phone the Sunday Times’ Cape Town office and low and behold within an hour or so we had it.
         A couple of Sunday’s ago there was no paper, but not long after I phoned Shaheid was ringing the bell at our gate. He had driven the 30 km from his home just to bring us our Sunday Times.
         It was the first time I had ever set eyes on our mystery paper man.
         “I have to see to my clients,” he told me. “They come first.”
         Aged 57 he is married with three grown up children and four grandchildren.
         “We don’t meet our clients, but I love this job,” he said. And it certainly shows in the way he does it.
         His parting words to me were: “It was nice to be of service to you, Sir.”
         You could not get a better example of a job well done.
         Thanks a million Shaheid.
         Jon, a Consumer Watchdog who finds it such a pleasure to meet a shining light like Shaheid at a time when bad service is very much the norm.  We need many, many more Shaheids. The owners of the Sunday Times are lucky to have him.
P.S. Any firm in the service industry wanting to improve its image could not do better than to get its staff to follow Shaheid’s example.