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 (cgcsforum.com) 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 cgcsforum.org.

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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ARLO Security Camera Review

A few months ago, I purchased an Arlo home security camera system. The ability to set up a system without running wires and cables was the prime impetus for buying this system.

I installed two outside cameras, one at my front door, and one viewing my garage door and driveway.  After using this system for several months, I have concluded that the system does not live up to its hype.

First problem: Netgear says the batteries should last about 6 months based on 5 minutes of recording time.  This has not been my experience.  The camera at my garage used a set of batteries in less than a month, and these are expensive batteries (123A) to replace.  5 minutes of recording amounts to the cameras being triggered 10 times per day.  My cameras trigger much more than that just from the motion of the trees swaying.

Second problem: These cameras are motion triggered, but there is a substantial delay between the motion trigger and the start of recording.  This delay is sometimes as long as 15 seconds, long enough for an event to occur and the perpetrator to get away before being recorded.

Third problem:  The motion sensing on my driveway camera triggers on shadows, but misses the delivery truck which entered my driveway.  It will trigger on vehicles on the street 100 ft away, but misses a person only 10 feet away.  The motion sensitivity is adjustable, but does not seem to solve this problem.  Triggering is sporadic at best.

Fourth problem:  There seems to be a reset time before the motion sensor will trigger again.  Video recording occurs for a fixed amount of time, but if there is still motion, the recording stops and misses the activity.

Fifth problem: The video is only stored on the cloud.  That means that if the internet is down, the cameras are not functional.  The cameras will not even record video. The salesperson at BestBuy where I bought the camera system implied that I could access the cameras from the local camera server.  This is not the case.

Sixth Problem: When the internet is slow or down, its not possible to turn on or turn off the cameras as all communication with the cameras relies on the internet connection to the netgear cloud server.

So, I rate this system as ZERO stars.  The concept is good, but the execution is a total failure as a security system.



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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 http://www.silvertronstore.com

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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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LifeforceColloidalSilver.com Misinformation Dispelled

Recently, Mike from Lifeforcecolloidalsilver.com 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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How Colloidal Silver Works, The Unified Theory

Copyright (c) W. G. Peters, 2015

The effectiveness of silver nanoparticles (colloidal silver) has been proven many times in the laboratory, and a rich history of use. But how it works has mostly remained a mystery. Researchers tend to look at specific aspects of the action that silver nanoparticles have on pathogens, but don’t take a step back and look at the broader picture. This is colloquially known as not being able to see the forest for the trees.

An example is the in-vitro research using ionic silver solutions to kill ecoli bacteria. The effect of the silver solution is quite good at killing the ecoli in the test medium. However, other researchers have proven that ionic silver is very susceptible to being reduced to metallic silver simply by the respiration byproducts (exudate) of ecoli bacteria. IE: The ionic silver is converted to metallic silver nanoparticles before it actually contacts the bacteria. So while it is true that the ionic silver killed the ecoli, it was converted to metallic silver beforehand by the very bacteria which it killed.

So this is an attempt to see the forest without being blinded by the trees.


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Morghan-Rake Coffee — Bad Customer Service

A few weeks ago, my wife and I bought some Amaretto flavored coffee from Morghan-Rake. Amaretto is one of our favorite flavors. We had bought some of their other coffees in the past and they were pretty good, not as good as Barrie House, but they were local, and we like to support local business.

When we made the first batch of this new coffee, it was undrinkable. It tasted like used motor oil smells, and we dumped the entire batch.

Yesterday, we stopped in to get something else, and were alone in the store with the owner. We mentioned that the Amaretto tasted really bad to us, and the owner got very defensive. Instead of apologizing to us, or offering to replace it, she became very defensive. Now, if we like something, we say so, and if we don’t we also say so. This is good feedback for a business owner, and being a small business owner myself, I appreciate feedback. The owner stated that she had never actually tasted the Amaretto coffee because she doesn’t like it.

This morning, my wife posted the following on Facebook:

Karen Peters I know it is early or is it late to make a retail comment but it is on my mind. We were excited a new retail store close to us and something we use every day! We went in Bill saw something he wanted,bought it and were off. A few days later he tried it, Horrible was the word. It had an after taste of what old oil (now that I really think of it how old motor oil) smells like. I was going to take it back but it sits in the corner of the kitchen. By chance we passed by the shop, not to complain but to get another item. While we were there, we mentioned it to the owner. Instead of saying “I’ll check it out” or “thanks for bringing it to my attention”, she immediately went into defense mode. How we were the only people who had ever said ANYTHING! How long they were in business etc, implying we were terrible people. Well great! She even remembered 2 yrs ago we had not liked another product, not because it tasted like rancid oil but it just was not what we were looking for in that product. What’s the point?? The point is that if you are in business, listen to your customers. If they don’t like a product, before you ATTACK just say thanks for bringing it to my attention that’s what I did for the last 40 years. Then check it out, if it’s bunk in your eyes forget it, if it is true fix it. There I hope she reads this but I know if she does she will only have an angrier look on her face than yesterday. To bad you need to know!

Notice that she did not reveal the name of the business or the owner’s name. That would have been crossing the line, she thought.

The owner replied, revealing the business name and her own name, this was her choice.:

Morghan Rake The customer certainly does keep me in business, absolutely. But let’s imagine one of you have prepared a lovely meal- you are an excellent cook, you do it for a living, and you love it so much you don’t even work for $$. All your friends sit down to eat, and immediately begin exclaiming how horrible this is!! Oh, so bad, yuck!! All the while making faces. Now, I would think you might get a little angry, when instead, one of those friends should have had some couth to pull you aside and discreetly let you in on the fact that something might be wrong. That’s just my perspective, but most people do not take kindly to being told how horrible something is, especially when I do what I do out of a love for coffee, tradition, and my wonderful customers. Most of my customers have become my very good friends, and without them I wouldn’t be where I am today- without good coffee they wouldn’t come back week after week.

The discussion went down hill from there, with Morghan claiming she should not be criticized because she owned an old Victorian hotel (very dilapidated), and because they had been roasting coffee for 25 years. Never once did this person show any respect for us, the customer. In fact she claimed she had never tasted it.

We asked for nothing, expected nothing, except politeness. We offered this criticism so that if there were something wrong with the coffee, no one else would get it. There was no one else in the store, and in fact we were the only car in the parking lot. You can’t get much more discreet than that.

I went to the store to get good coffee, not her tradition, or to boost her ego, as she apparently already has a huge one.

I don’t understand how someone like this can remain in business, or deserves to be in business.

My recommendation is to stay away, or if you get bad coffee, tell everyone else, but don’t tell Morghan.

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Why Raising The Minimum Wage Does Not Help Anyone

Early in my career, I was an engineer and middle manager in an electronic company. At the time of an increase in the minimum wage, I had 10 technicians who directly worked for me. None of my employees made minimum wage, and in fact were substantially above it.

When the new rate was announced, people who were already paid at the new rate were suddenly very unhappy because now they were working for minimum wage again. They all thought they should get a raise too. Then the group immediately above them also wanted a raise because not getting one put them one step lower on the ladder.

And so it went. Everyone wanted and got a pay increase because of a raise in the minimum. All well and good, except for two things. One is that some people lost their jobs because their employers could no longer afford them at the new rates. The second is that it caused the prices of all goods and services to go up because of the new pay scales.

The bulk of the costs in producing any product is wages and taxes. Its not profits which nation wide across all economic sectors is only about 9%. Mostly, its wages and taxes. So, taxes also had to go up to account for the increase in the wages of government employees.

The net result was that a year later, some had no jobs, and no one else was wealthier because of the inflation caused by the minimum wage increase.

On top of that, these increased costs made American companies less competitive in foreign markets, leading to even more job loss.

I witnessed the same phenomenon every time the minimum wage was increased.

So this actually does no good for the people it is supposed to help.
It hurts people on fixed incomes because of the inflation.
It hurts American business in the global economy.

This is liberal economics a work. Great for buying votes, but terrible for the country.

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