Global Warming

Most people have seen the famous ‘hockey stick’ graph used to make us believe in global warming caused by human activity.

This very limited view of temperatures is very misleading as the time frame is way too short to implicate human activity as the cause for rising temperatures.  To see it in the context of Earth’s climate history, we need to look at much longer time scales. Just looking back 1000 years paints a different story, where it appears that our current temperature is still less than it was 800 years ago.  The dashed line is our current temperature.

Looking back even farther to 6000 years again to the Holocene perod we see that today’s temperatures are nothing new, and we weren’t driving SUVs then or heating our homes with carbon based fuels.

We can look even farther back in time and we can see that the only constant is change.


To think man is responsible for this so called climate change is absurd, and it even more absurd to think we can or should stop it by eating bugs and mandating electric cards is really the height of stupidity.  What we should do is adapt to mother Earth, not try to adapt it to ourselves.

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Why I stopped taking Xarelto

After my hospitalization, my doctor insisted I had to take Xarelto, which I did for almost 3 years to prevent a stroke.  I kept asking to be taken off of it, because even a small scratch would bleed for a long time and because of the expense.  They refused to take me off.

Then, while researching Xarelto, looking for protocols to wean off the drug, I discovered the ‘Navigate ESUS’* trial where Xarelto was compared to low dose aspirin for stroke and blood clot prevention.  There were over 7000 participants in the trial across the world.  The result was that the trial had to be stopped early because about 3 times as many people died from bleeding with Xarelto than did the aspirin users, but low dose aspirin was just as effective at preventing strokes.

So I weaned myself off of Xarelto by decreasing my dosage by 10% every ten days.  I did this by grinding 9 pills into powder and adding filler to make exactly 20 grams of diluted Xarelto, then weighing out 2 grams doses which I took for the first 10 days.  The next 10 days, 1 ground up 8 pills and diluted it with filler, then 7 pills for the next 10 days, and so forth.  I added baby aspirin to my daily regimen to replace it.

My primary doctor and my cardiologist were not pleased until I informed them of the trial results.  It seemed that neither of them was even aware of the trial and its results.  After I informed them of the trial, they were OK with what I did.

*ESUS: Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source


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My close encounter with death

In July of 2020, I woke up with my heart racing. My pulse rate was over 170. I thought I was having a heart problem, so my wife called an ambulance for me. I remember walking to the ambulance and getting strapped in, but that was the last memory I had until days later.

I vaguely remember some doctors talking to me about how they were treating me, but I think I was heavily drugged and not much made any sense. I laid there for a week before they decided to perform surgery.

My next memory was waking up in the ICU begging for water, but of course, they would not give me any. My wife visited me in the ICU, and I kept asking her why I was strapped down and unable to lift my arms or legs. She insisted I was not strapped down, so I was paralyzed. I don’t know how long I was there, but the next memory I have is a surgeon calling me on the telephone, and a nurse holding the phone for me so I could hear. He told me I had to have another surgery or I would die that night. I refused, and told him “I’m OK with that”. I did not want to live out the rest of my days as a paraplegic. I also found out at that point that they had removed a large portion of my large intestine and performed a colostomy.

So they assigned me to hospice. I don’t know how long I was there, but obviously, I did not die. Eventually, I was transferred to a rehab hospital, and they were sure I would not survive either. However, I am a stubborn old coot, and hung on. At that time, my wife was not allowed to visit me because of the covid scam. But we could do facetime at least. One night I noticed a large swelling on my pelvic bone, and showed my wife who then called up the nursing staff and told them I needed to have that checked out. At first they said it was an old hernia, which I new wasn’t true, and finally they sent me back to the hospital where they tried to reduce my non-existent hernia. Finally they CT scanned me and determined that I had a huge pool of pus in my abdomen. They inserted drains, and removed over a liter of pus and started to treat me with antibiotics. That’s when I started to get better and the nursing staff no longer felt I would die soon. I think I was in rehab for about a month and then came home in a wheel chair.  After 3 years, I still cannot walk very well, with balance issues and weak legs, and overall loss of strength.

While I was under the care of St. Lukes hospital, according to my hospital records, I suffered 24 blood clots in my legs, 3 pulmonary embolisms, a heart attack, and a stroke which caused damage to my optic nerves, and gangrene in my fingers.  The doctors were considering amputating my fingers, but luckily for me, this did not happen.  I did lose parts of my finger tips though.

While I don’t remember much of what happened to me, my wife told me far more details than my memories provided.  However one memory I do have from either the ICU  or hospice (not sure where I was at the time) is interesting.  I was suddenly outside of my body looking at it while 12 spirits were gathered around it discussing what to do with me.  They did not communicate directly with me, they just talked among themselves.  They were all dressed identically in brown robes and were slightly transparent.  Was this a hallucination?  I have no way to tell.

As hard as all that was on me, it was far harder on my dear wife.  The doctors called her and told her on four different occasions that I was going to die that night.  The emotional strain on her must have been tremendous.

The aftermath of this fiasco is that I am no longer me.  I used to be an independent person capable of almost anything I wanted to do.  I ran an electronics business, I played in a local band, I built model engines in my machine shop, I took care of my property, and was generally happy with life.  Now, I have no strength to do physical things, can’t see well enough to read books, have constant pain from the colostomy, can’t play my pedal steel guitar anymore.  But the worst is that I am no longer independent because of the colostomy.

I cannot change the colostomy appliance my self and I am not free to leave the house whenever I want.  The colostomy is too unpredictable, and too unreliable.   If I have to go somewhere for an appointment, I have to not eat anything the day before, so my digestive tract is as empty as possible.  Even then, I dread going away for even short amounts of time because I have had too many ‘accidents’ with it.  I am a prisoner to it.

I am fairly sure all of this was caused by a colonoscopy which I had about a week before this started.  I believe the doctor punctured my colon during the procedure.  Can I prove that? No.  But it seems highly likely to me.

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Why you should not buy commercial colloidal silver

It’s not that colloidal silver is not effective and useful, it certainly is. However, commercial colloidal silver too expensive to use at effective dosage levels.

Laboratory research shows that to be effective, silver levels in the growth media must reach a minimum of 2 to 6 parts per million, depending on the pathogen being tested. In a human, that growth medium is primarily the blood supply. The average adult contains about 4 or 5 liters of blood. To reach that level, a person would need to consume a quart or liter of colloidal silver a day, for several days. At $50 to $100 per quart, that would make the cost very unaffordable for most people.

Case in point:
My doctors wife contracted MRSA in her knee following knee surgery. Her infectious disease doctor told her that she would have to have her leg amputated to stop the infection. Instead, my doctor treated her with colloidal silver, giving her 1 quart a day for 2 weeks. The silver was made according to the instructions at At the end of 2 weeks, her MRSA was and she did not lose her leg.

Colloidal silver can only be sold in the USA as a mineral supplement. As such, the recommended dosages are in the order of 1 or 2 teaspoons a day. Its very hard to justify a quart a day as a mineral supplement. So the best way to use colloidal silver for acute illnesses is to make it yourself, for about the cost of the distilled water to make it. A quart of 20ppm colloidal silver contains only 20mg of silver, which costs just pennies.

Instructions for making quality colloidal silver, and the science behind it is documented at

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U.S.C. Title 18 Section 272

Everyone should be aware of this law.  Democrat governors and mayors are violating this law everytime they arrest someone for social distancing guidelines, or operating their business, or enjoying the beach, etc.   Your rights do not end for a pandemic.  The government has every right to ask you to stay home, but has no right to force you to.  Quarantine for sick people is one thing, but forced stay at home for healthy people is just plain tyranny.

Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.

For the purpose of Section 242, acts under “color of law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official’s lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. Persons acting under color of law within the meaning of this statute include police officers, prisons guards and other law enforcement officials, as well as judges, care providers in public health facilities, and others who are acting as public officials. It is not necessary that the crime be motivated by animus toward the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of the victim.

The offense is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to a life term, or the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, and the resulting injury, if any.


Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnaping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

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The Whuhan flu, kung-flu, chinese corona virus, covid-19 mess

Here are my thoughts.

It is obvious that the data about the number of deaths due to this disease are over inflated.  Recently, the CDC cut the number almost in half.  The deaths due to covid-19 have been exaggerated on purpose for at least 2 reasons.  One it to spread fear and panic with the object of controlling the population.  The other is that hospitals get more money from the government if the death is reported as a covid-19 death.  When all is said and done, covid-19 will likely be no more deadly than the common flu.

Then there are the treatments.  Most of the deaths have been with patients on ventilators.  Covid-19 patients don’t need ventilators, their chest muscles are still working.  They need oxygen because their hemoglobin is damaged and can’t carry as much oxygen.  However, hospitals get even more extra money if a ventilator is used.

All of this is unnecessary when a very good cure is already known.  The combination of hydroxychloroquine plus azithromicin plus zinc sulfate has been shown to produce a fast and complete cure even in advanced cases.  Hydroxychloroquine alone is not effective as a cure, but data from Italy suggests it is a good preventative.  Over 60,000 people in Italy have regularly taken hydroxychloroquine for other diseases, and of those, ONLY 20 contracted covid-19.  In 2005 in the “Virology Journal” there was a report which showed that hydroychloroquine was a very effective treatment for a similar corona virus.. SARS.  According to that report, “Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread.”

Why is covid-19 most deadly among people over 65?  I believe its due to multiple (accumulative) flu vaccinations.  I have always believed that vaccinations gradually destroy the persons innate immune system.  Older people, and people in nursing homes are more likely to have received flu vaccinations than young people.  A military study showed covid-19 effects to be more severe with people who had flu vaccines.  I personally have not had flu in over 50 years, and I have never had a flu shot.  I know lots of people who did get the flu shot, and still got the flu.

Dr. Fauci seems to be intimately connected with this disease.  He donated millions of dollars to the Wuhan lab that the virus was allegedly released from through his position at the NIAID*. He did this after such research had been banned in the USA.  Fauci was also instrumental in the “Gain of Function” experiments meant to increase the virulence of virii.  Fauci is also connected to the Gates Foundation, and both are pushing for mass mandatory vaccinations.  Fauci will make fortunes from the vaccines.  He has also pushed remdesivir as a treatment, which costs $1000 per pill.  Hydroxychloroquine treatment costs $0.67 per pill.   There is no way that Fauci did not know about the chloroquine report in the Virology Journal as he was the director of the NIH** which published the paper.  Follow the money is always good advice.

It will be interesting to see how this all shakes out, but it sure seems that this was a plandemic and not a pandemic.

* National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

** National Institute of Health

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Colloidal Silver Forum

Many of you know that I (kephra) created the colloidal silver and gold forum ( in 2008.  I wrote many articles on this forum detailing the science behind colloidal silver, and I read every single posting the members made.  The forum was actually a school intended to teach its members the best ways to make colloidal silver. As such, a lot of people came to the forum, learned what they needed, and then left.  But a surprising number stayed active and contributed to helping the newcomers.

I ran this forum until recently when I turned the forum over to long time member cfnisbet who changed the name to

It was time for me to retire.  The forum was becoming too much work for me.  Most people do not know the work involved with managing a forum, and the server it runs on.  Being a webmaster itself can be a lot of work, constantly updating the server software, sometimes moving the forum from one server to another as technology changed.  This was done at my own expense, both monetary and time.

One of the outgrowths of the forum was the SilverTron product line.  Being an experienced engineer, it was my desire to create the best colloidal silver generator on the planet.  But again, building these machines became too much for me, and I discontinued building them at the beginning of the year.  So between the forum and the SilverTron store, it was the end of an era for me.  In some ways I miss it, but I am also relieved with a weight being off my shoulders.

I wish to thank all my past forum members, and my SilverTron customers for their participation in the cgcs forum, and their use of my products.  I also want to thank member cfnisbet for taking over and carrying the torch.  It was truly an honor for me to be able to help so many people.  I hope the forum continues to thrive and help others make and use a product which can save lives and promote health.

Again, thanks!

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Optimum Particle Size For Colloidal Silver

There is a lot of disinformation on the internet about particle sizes and why smaller is better.

Particle size plays a big part in the efficacy of silver nanoparticles. However smallest does not mean best. There are literally hundreds of research papers published in the scientific journals which show that silver nanoparticles (not ionic silver) is very effective against a wide range of pathogens including bacteria, viruses, and fungus, All of these papers show the effective size in the range of 10 to 20 nanometers in diameter. There are also research papers which show that particles smaller than this range become toxic to healthy human cells.

Since particle size influences the number of particles in a colloid at a given ppm concentration, we should also expect that particle sizes larger than the optimum would be less effective simply because there are less particles available for a given ppm to attack the pathogens.

So the optimum particle size seems to be within the 10 to 20 nanometer diameter range. Below this and the silver becomes toxic to healthy human cells, and above this becomes less effective.

The SilverTron2 system which I invented produces particles averaging about 14 nanometers in diameter as determined by their surface plasmon resonance1. 20 ppm solutions with 14 nanometer particles are clear yellow in color, about the color of Johnson’s baby shampoo. At higher ppm, the 14nm particles appear brownish in color. At slightly larger size, the color shifts slightly to orange, and at slightly smaller size, it shifts very slightly to having a green tint.

As particle sizes decrease from the optimum 10 to 20 nm, the color shifts to emerald green at about 7nm, to clear at less than 5nm. Clear colloidal silver is toxic and will cause argyria, the blue discoloration of the skin.

The conclusion is that particles sizes in the 10 to 20 nanometer size range are optimum for safety and effectiveness against pathogens. Larger particles are less effective, and smaller particles are toxic to healthy body cells.

1) Surface plasmon resonance is the absorption of light by nanoparticles which causes their specific color. 14nm particles absorb blue light, leaving red and green, which the eye sees as yellow. So the color is determined by particle size.
2) Available from

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The Placebo Effect

A placebo is an innocuous substance which has no medicinal properties… often the proverbial ‘sugar pill’.  It can also be a procedure, or an injection.  While placebos do not actually act on a disease, disease agent, or other condition; many people report feeling better or otherwise enhanced by taking them.  This is the placebo effect, a trick of the mind or the ability of the mind to naturally relieve pain and produce other temporary effects.  There is an opposite effect also, called nocebo effect where the placebo causes adverse side effects like aches, vomiting, etc.  In other words, the effects of the placebo are caused by the patients expectations.

The placebo effect does not work on animals, since they have no expectations about it.  However, an animal’s owner may think his pet dog is doing/feeling better after giving the dog an unknown placebo based on his own subjective judgements about the animal.

A Harvard medical school professor, Ted Kaptchuk, did a study comparing the effects of acupuncture versus an albuterol inhaler for treating asthma symptoms.   While the patients receiving acupuncture treatments reported being less short of breath, lung function tests showed no improvement.  Patients receiving the albuterol did show positive lung function improvements.  This points out a danger of the placebo effect…. patients receiving the acupuncture treatments did not know they were not any better, and could be in serious life threatening trouble.

Because of the placebo effect, testimonials about health/drug products are useless and prove nothing.  People who buy into a drug or device based on testimonials already have a psychological investment in that product.  Because of this psychological (and monetary) investment, they are more likely to experience a positive placebo effect, and then make a positive testimonial about it.  On the other hand, if no positive effect is produced, the user/buyer simply discards it, and most importantly doesn’t waste time and energy writing a negative testimonial.  Psychology biases the testimonials to be positive.  Because of this, scams abound.  Some examples include taking minute (teaspoon) sized doses of ionic silver, Hulda Clark’s zapper, electrolytic foot baths, etc.

Scientists know that the gold standard method of ruling out the placebo effect with drugs is the double blind study.  In a double blind study, neither the patient nor the clinician knows whether the drug he is dispensing is a real drug or a placebo.  If the test results show that the positive effects for the real drug are about the same as the placebo, then the researcher knows that the drug is not really effective.  Double blinding is especially important when dealing with subjective symptoms such as pain as opposed to measurable signs like blood parameters.

While the double blind testing procedure works  for drugs, it of course cannot be used for everything.  Its impossible to double blind a surgical procedure for example.  The cardiac surgeon knows whether he bypassed an artery or not.  This has lead to some totally ineffective procedures.  For example, when X-rays were first becoming available, people were x-rayed in a standing position, and doctors would diagnose them with sagging organs.  To correct the ‘sagging organs’, surgeons would open up the patient and tie their internal organs to their rib cage.  The patients reported feeling better, but of course their organs were not out of place to begin with…. doctors thought they were because doctors trained in anatomy with their cadavers lieing down on a table top.

Even heart catheterization may be a placebo effect.  The Mayo clinic had this to say about stents:


Balloon and stents are suitable for reducing complaints, i.e. for relieving symptoms.
Balloons and stents do not prevent heart attacks and do not prolong life.
Stents prevent the development of renewed stenoses at the same location in the vessel, but do not reduce the frequency of heart attacks or deaths.

Then if the only positive effect of stenting coronary arteries is reducing symptoms, its quite possible that it is merely the placebo effect.
So why is stenting so prevalent?  It produces huge amounts of revenues for doctors and hospitals.  Follow the money trail is always good advice.

Then, in the absence of double blind studies, we have to rely on testable scientific evidence to determine whether a substance or procedure works.  As an example, chelation treatments to remove calcified plaques from arteries has not been studied using double blind techniques.  However, the reduction of calcium in the coronary arteries has been proven by the Cardiac Calcium Scoring Test, which is an objective, quantifiable test procedure.

This is also the case with colloidal silver, as to my knowledge there has never been any double blind testing.  With colloidal silver, there is a multitude of laboratory research showing not only that silver nanoparticles kill pathogens, but also important insights into how they do it.  So colloidal silver is not dependent on anecdotal testimonial evidence for validation.   Compare that to a Hulda Clark zapper which has no bonafide scientific research and backing, but only relies on testimonials, driven by the placebo effect.

The cost of the placebo effect is bad drugs, bad devices, expensive health care, and poorer health.

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Recently, Mike from answered a customers question about an excellent youtube video by zerofossilfuel that was full of Mike’s disinformation.  Zero was demonstrating making true colloidal silver using a constant current system with sodium carbonate as an electrolyte and corn syrup as a reducing agent to convert ionic silver to colloidal silver.  This is a tried and true method, and a similar method is used by bonafide lab researchers when researching the properties of silver colloids.

You can see this misinformation post here.

Lets look at the 3 main responses by Lifeforce Mike:

  1. Mike says the bubble coming off the cathode are from electrolyzing water.  Well Mike, I’m afraid thats not true.  At the cathode, sodium ions are being reduced to sodium metal, but sodium metal reacts violently with water creating sodium hydroxide and hydrogen gas.  This is where the hydrogen comes from. Mike goes on to claim that the yellow color of the colloid comes from silver carbonate, but this is also untrue.  If Lifeforce Mike actually knew his chemistry, he would know that dissolving sodium carbonate in water produces sodium hydroxide and carbonic acid.  But carbonic acid is a weak acid with a kA (acid dissociation constant )of about 4.3X10-7. That means that only 1 out of 2.2 million carbonic acid molecules dissociate into ions, whereas all of the sodium remains as ions.  IE:  There are 2.2 million more hydroxide ions than carbonate ions.  So the amount of silver carbonate created is negligible
  2. Next, Lifeforce Mike goes on to say that the Karo corn syrup together with the sodium carbonate make sodium gluconate.  This is also untrue, as all sodium compounds in water totally dissociate.  What does happen is that the sodium hydroxide from hydrolyzing the sodium carbonate converts the glucose molecule from a ring structure to a linear structure activating it as a reducing agent for silver.  Mike goes on to say now that the sugar caramelizes which causes the yellow color in the solution.  Of course, this is easily disproven simply by mixing the sodium carbonate and Karo to see if it turns yellow…. it does not.  I guess Mike is too lazy to test that.
  3. Mike goes on to criticize Zero for not using the Tyndall test to see if a colloid was produced.  Zero did not have to do this test because he already knew what he had made, as he had followed the scientific method of producing it.  Also, a strong positive Tyndall effect is not really desirable.  The Tyndall effect shows large particles, large enough to reflect light.  Silver nanoparticles are much smaller than light waves and hence do not reflect light.  So a positive Tyndall means the particles are not small enough to be therapeutically effective.  Silver nanoparticles instead exhibit the Plasmon Resonance effect which makes them filter out light of a specific frequency/wavelength, normally blue light.  This leaves red and green which the eye sees as yellow color.Mike yet makes another mistake by saying that ionic silver is tasteless while silver nanoparticles taste metallic.  The human tongue’s taste buds are sensitive only to ions and very small proteins.   Being much larger than ions or proteins, silver nanoparticles cannot trigger taste buds, and therefore are tasteless.

    Mike’s last bone of contention is that ZeroFossil used 0.999 pure silver instead of 0.9999.  Mike thinks this bad because of the possible contaminants in 0.999 silver.  The truth is that any contaminants caused by the 0.999 silver will be in the parts per billion range, which is far purer than any drinking water, and is absolutely no health hazard.  There is nothing wrong with using 0.9999 purity silver, but there is also no need to worry about it.

In summation, Lifeforce Mike is a good example of how a little knowledge without understanding is a bad thing.

In 2008, I started the colloidal silver forum to combat the plethora of misinformation about colloidal silver which pollutes the internet.  It seems to be a losing battle.

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