Friday, January 19, 2018

ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED

At last my versatile accomplishments have been recognised! If only by a skeevy publisher!



So what to call the book? Helpful friends have suggested "The Philosopher's Stone is buried in the Dung-Heap: The Alchemists' Secrets of Nanotech".

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fake News


The truth is that they entwine their tails at night in the hope of becoming permanently entangled, which will transform them into a fused, gestalt entity -- a creature of terrible powers and exponentially-greater intelligence -- the fabled Monkey King.

We regret the error

Apparently "Dramamine" does not mean "an underground excavation for the extraction of excitement". The author responsible for the error has been sacked is a bad person, who feels bad and needs your prayers.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Won't somebody please think of the children!

The Children's March for Humanity is the sort of name you chose to reassure those who attend an event that they are the only ones Thinking of the Children. Or indeed of Humanity.



It appears to be a travelling AntiVax / Alt-Med roadshow, as if Lollapalooza and the AutismOne scamboree fell in love and had a beautiful baby together. Snatching the mantle of the "March of Dimes", 80 years after the fact, to reclaim its associations for the cause of anti-science. Let's just look at the line-up for this year's Michigan instantiation of the tour...


Candice Lee-Bradstreet is an old friend of Riddled for her general contributions to the gaiety of nations, and more specifically for her role in the protein-enriched horse-semen cow-colostrum skin-cream industry, i.e. the GlycoPlus range of products. These "liniments of gratified desire" [W. Blake] being a continuation of the Olde Tymes when the cure for everything was the rare but potent GcMAF protein, and suckers still hanker for it, undeterred by the facts that
  1. the erstwhile prophets of GcMAF have recanted, and
  2. cow-colostrum contains no GcMAF as such (as the product's name tacitly admits).
... it may be that these two factors cancel out in their minds.

This Glycoprotein market is a hotbed of intrigues, secrets and shifting alliances, crying out to be re-made as one of those dynastic-drama miniseries (with the characters thinly disguised), "a classic tale of struggle, power, personalities and tripe" like the House Abrasax or the Fosdyke Saga. But I will return to that.


Further down the line-up you can see Not-Doctors / Chiroquacktors Senechal and Tent. I have no idea what a Certified Functional Medical Practitioner might be, or who certifies them, but the title contrives to imply medical expertise without actually claiming a qualification. Together they operate the "Diverse Health Services" Wellness Clinic, having concluded that the best way of addressing their clients' illnesses is to relabel them as "differently healthy". Though it may be that if their clients need (a) a paediatrician and (b) help from DC Senechal in ignoring that paediatrician's advice, then they are suffering primarily from problems of "excess money".*

Anyways, Diverse Health has added the GlycoPlus skin creams to their scammocopoeia. Huzzah!
Good mates with Candice
The North American market was previously divvied out between ReactivatedWellness (Candice's company) and MWSdistributing in Maine (one Margaret Shaver), with PureLivingHealth in charge of Canadian orders (although run by Nicole Sullivan, Florida Woman) -- all with standard packaging and boiler-plate webstores, being distributors for GcMAFplus.com, a supplier that prefers to remain economical with details. The Diverse Health team have evidently bypassed the oligopoly and struck a separate, parallel deal with the supplier, for their product comes in different, bespoke packaging.



Or perhaps it is just dated stock, from a production run that preceded the final selection of the current logo. In the absence of a Use-By date, one can only speculate.

Just look at that website on the packaging, glycoproteinplus.com..** The site no longer exists, but thanks to archived copies, we find it instructing customers to send their inquiries and orders to glycoplus@protonmail.com. On further investigation, this proves to be Candice's own e-address, used on her webstore and in promotional FaceBorg pages she administers; that is to say, the vanished site was another branch of Bradstreet Enterprises.

The domain for glycoproteinplus.com still exist. The registration details show that Candice extended it into cybserspace from an Icelandic IP address... in close propinquity to the domain for the mysterious supplier, GcMAFplus. Which is to say, the anonymity of the details is only partial, and we know that both companies were set up by the same person.

From time to time a dim recognition of these coincidences seems to glimmer in the minds of the customers, like moments of lucidity among the inmates of a High-Security Retirement Home. Here is Martha Bryan, in a FaceBonk convo with Candice, unhappy with the delayed arrival of the lotions she paid for, and especially exasperated with the excuses being passed on from the producer:
Martha Bryan Candice, I seriously don't appreciate your private message to me: "We have never had a history of that and I am rather shocked at how the moment we cannot provide the product due to a serious issue people seem to start assuming or accusing" Unless you own GCMAF, I am shocked that you cannot see our need and how unfair it is that we give our money upfront and waiting over a month for the product, and that on top of that you resent us for not understanding your "serious issues." :o Unless you own GCMAF, I don't know how in good conscience you approve their practice.

Candice Lee-Bradstreet Trust me that when we cannot get product right away it is very frustrating for us as we of all people know the seriousness of health issues and the importance of this cream. We do this in hopes to bring the product to the USA to make it easier and cost effective for people. I have apologized through many emails for the delay to customers. Martha my message to you was apologizing for the delay and that if you would like to work with another reseller. We do not ever plan on product being this late and had we known we would just be out of stock . My heart is to help people so these delays are very upsetting to me as well. Again I am sorry for the delay
Candice Lee-Bradstreet And I do not resent anyone. I said I am shocked that when it does take this long that this happens. That is all I said
Martha contacted Lucy Corrigan (Tasmania Woman) for an alternative supply. Corrigan used to manage Pacific distribution, where the product is branded as "GcMAFplus", on account of a pre-existent placebo producer already owning rights to the name "Glycoplus". She was unable to oblige, citing frustrations with the supplier, who are lackadaisical and unprofessional and oblivious to the situation of consumers and distributors like herself and Candice.
Effects of GlycoPlus withdrawal: not pretty
Martha Bryan Good question. I placed an order in November 27, and even though they do take the $$$ upfront, more than a month later I still haven't seen my creams. [...]

Lucy Corrigan Group admin [...] No, this is not normal and I suspect it is not your suppliers fault.
Most distributors I know ship their orders straight away.
However there may have been a hold up with a GcMafplus stock shipment to the US.
And yes, distributors must receive payment before they can ship products.

The GcMafplus owners took off at that time (end of November) and no one could get any stock delivered, so it was crazy. Two days before Black Friday when everyone was stocking up on stuff to last until the new year.... I have stopped distributing for them due to poor business practices such as this. Busiest time of the year and they took off overseas leaving me with no stock (and in the middle of my most successful/busiest promotion) and told me to just make my clients wait a month! There was no way I was going to continue with them with such inadequate communication (they gave me no notice they were leaving) and expecting sick patients to wait over a month for products they had paid for and desperately need.

So I would love to be able to ship to you Martha, but I'm not into causing people upset and extra pain because of things such as this.
I am now focusing on my own health and my family in the new year and of course helping my friends in my Facebook groups like you
Indeed, Lucy closed her webstore at the end of last year, and left the sector to spend more time with her family trust-fund, thereby depriving Australians not only of cow-squeezin's but also of Joovv light-therapy devices, Activated Molecular Hydrogen Water (because anti-oxidant), and Ozone Therapy (because oxidant) [see, I promised we would come back to the plot developments in this latest issue of the on-going serial].

She may even have looked around the poker table and found herself unable to identify the sucker.

Each bottle of serum requires the
harvesting of 100 human lives
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* One can only speculate whether Test and Senechal's opposition to preventative health and their denial of germ-theory disease causation is designed to keep clients unwell. They espouse the Blaxill-Olmsted notion that paralytic Polio was not a viral infection as generally taught, but instead was an epidemic of neurotoxic injury from a kind of pesticide popular at the time. So we should not thank the Sabin and Salk vaccines for ending the summer plague, when the discontinuance of that pesticide should really get the credit, even in countries that never used it but suffered polio epidemics anyway until the vaccine arrived on the scene. Calling them "low-life quacks and grifting trash" is harsh but what is the alternative?

** The claim at the bottom to be "Made and Manufactured in New Zealand" may well be true, for NZ cow-cockies will happily sieve their waste-products like colostrum for any protein the customer desires, and the dairy industry is used to meeting the needs of supplement pimps.

UPDATE: A reader has pointed out that the GlycoPlus creams for sale at Diverse Health Services are not in fact for sale, as they are working the old bait-and-switch.

Candice may at some time have provided them some of the coveted product itself, and not just concept-stage foteaux of packaging, but no-one really gives two tugs on a dead dingo's dick.

The actual Diverse Health range of scams, magic, placebos and waving a dead chicken clinical tests is only accessible to "patients". As much as these gobshites warn the suckers to avoid real medical care, they still want to play white-coat-&-stethoscope dress-up games and pretend that their customers are "patients" so they can call themselves "Doctors".

Thursday, January 11, 2018

I'm damaged, and I like it
It made me what I am

When I vouchsafed to Another Kiwi that "We need a stalker", what I had in mind was someone to venture into the Forbidden Zone and bring back more incomprehensible artifacts of alien technology. Someone to take the place of Louis Carthorse, who has not been much use for anything since his last foray into the Zone.

This is not what I had in mind. The Riddled Research Laboratory and Power-Pylon Insulator Museaum is a have for tranquillity and contemplation, it is no place for Drama. But here is Mr 'BrutalAttackOnScientists', overdosing on Melodramine, paying homage to Derpsichore the Muse of Intertube Excitement:

What is going on here is an outgrowth or appendage to the Nano Alchemy story a few weeks ago, which culminated in a couple of Indian professors taking penumbrage (which is one stage away from umbrage) to the level of scrutiny that their publications were incurring from the stickybeaks and data-integrity blackboard monitors at PubPeer. Helpful inquiries had been met with threatened libel suits to seek $50,000 Butthurt Compensation; the Cyber Police would be called in, to bring the miscreants to justice.

And Lo, an image did circulate on the Twittle, purporting to be the complaint in question.... but enlivened by fresh dramatic plot twists, with International Cyber-Criminals. Also an Extortion Attempt, with menacing phone-calls demanding moneys; I like to imagine that a thick East-European accent was used, although this crucial detail is absent from the ostensible Complaint.



This version of events allows the negative PubPeer reviews to be reframed as coordinated retribution, for the failure to pay the blackmailers' ransom (and nothing to do with actual image duplication and crayon-scribbled fabrication, spanning an oeuvre of papers). Indeed the narrative depicts an attack not so much on a team of Indian academics, but on Indian science and Indian culture themselves. This appeal to nationalistic defensiveness could gain some traction with the team's core constituency (i.e. academic / political patrons) and discourage them from reading the PubPeer critiques.

However, "BrutalAttackOnScientists" -- the circulator of the document -- is not necessarily moved by sympathy for Drs Sharma & Madhuri. His (or her) concern is centred more on their occasional co-author, one Ashutosh Tiwari. Tiwari had been employed for a few years in a Nanotechnology Centre at Linköping University in Sweden, but more of his energies went into his predatory-publishing company, and his parasitical journal (in which his Linköping students were encouraged to publish their work), and in his cruise-ship mockademic scamferences, and in the Research Institute he maintained at home in India... which appears to be a heavily-photoshopped version of a private diploma-mill, his father's "Dr Ganesh Prasad Law College".


All that came under scrutiny in turn. Then toys were flung, and trolleys lost their wheels, and the @StopBlackmailer twitter-egg sprang into existence, like grey-eyed Athene, Goddess of quantum-vacuum fluctuations, birthed from the head of Zeus.

Most notably, he (or she) has been lashing out at innocent bystanders in Swedish academia, looking for potential rivals who might have been behind Tiwari's unwanted exposure... Interspersed with allegations that Ulf Nilsson of Linköping U. is involved in the conspiracy and therefore should recuse himself from the LiU inquiry he's conducting into Mr Tiwari's business activities. The plot-line has elaborated to the point where Dan Brown would find it risible. Personally I think that anyone stuck in Umeå has suffered enough and should be left alone.

The twitstorms have acquired Trumpian proportions, with umpteen dozen copies of each denunciation blasted out in an hour to nearly 6000 followers who were acquired en masse from a Bot-broker.

Just saying, dude, when you are so over-wrought and loosely duct-taped together as to make the Riddled staff look like paragons of well-compensating high-functioning rationality, then it's time to put down the crack-pipe. Do not let that @SmutClyde troll encourage you, HE IS NOT YOUR FRIEND.


Meanwhile, the collective attention of the PubPeer commentariat has moved on to a different Indian nanotech / material-science researcher. Though Ashutosh Tiwari need not feel neglected.

If there's one thing worse than aggressive turkeys, it's giant pigeons

The nasty feckers will reach in and steal your car-keys if you leave the window down.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Postal carriers say aggressive turkeys stopping mail service

A parable for the Trump presidency:


[elaborate joke goes here, about collecting the fledglings' feathers for pillow-stuffing purposes]

'It'll get you down sooner or later,' Keats mumbled.