jon

Born in 1956, I was born in the sign of Cancer. Raised on a farm just north of Colby, Kansas, in a moderately religious American Baptist family of eight. I have been a Jesus Freak, an illicit drug user (cocaine, crystal and pot), a heavy tobacco user and diagnosed with AIDS. All past tense now. My history also includes a record of human rights activism and even a run for city council. I have been in a long-term relationship with the same man since 1979.

somos uno — the avatar

 Posted by on 2009-02-20 at 12:20 pm
Feb 202009
 
somos uno -- the avatar

Throughout the procedure I watched the rainbow flags flutter on Market Street.  That’s what flags do in the Castro–the heart of San Francisco’s gay community–they flutter. Especially rainbow flags. Rainbow  flags  flutter  on  San Francisco’s  Market  Street (photo: QueerBeacon.com) It hurt more than I expected. The dental drill-like vibration against my shin bone radiated throughout […more]

Who wants to survive AIDS?

 Posted by on 2009-02-16 at 8:16 pm
Feb 162009
 

WordPress provides bloggers with a tool that reports the search terms that result in a link to this blog. Needless to say, as a relatively new blogger I don’t get much traffic here. About once a week or so, however, I notice someone is finding this site by searching for something like “survive AIDS”. Yesterday […more]

My socialist Kansas upbringing

 Posted by on 2009-02-11 at 1:59 pm
Feb 112009
 
My socialist Kansas upbringing

(Note: This was originally written as my first blog post on OpenSalon (account no longer active) February 6, 2009, where it was selected as an Editor’s Pick and People’s Pick.) I have only a few fond memories of growing up in Colby, Kansas in the 1960s.  Actually, I was raised on a wheat farm about […more]

More cause for questioning

 Posted by on 2009-01-15 at 8:10 am
Jan 152009
 
More cause for questioning

After writing yesterday’s post, I came across  this article in the New York Review of Books, written by Marcia Angell, former editor of no less than the New England Journal of Medicine, currently  Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In this must read, entitled “Drug Companies & Doctors: A […more]

Cause(s) for questioning AIDS

 Posted by on 2009-01-14 at 10:41 am
Jan 142009
 
Cause(s) for questioning AIDS

There may be some points of disagreement among us dissidents, and that’s fine. One thing I think most of us would agree on is that the current guidelines for treatment of There may be some points of disagreement among us dissidents, and that’s fine. One thing I think most of us would agree on is points

“HIV-disease” (or “AIDS” or “HIV-positive” or “HIV/AIDS”, or whatever they start calling it next month) is toxic, harmful and dangerously unsustainable in the long run. ARVs (Anti-Retrovirals) are even starting to be used illicitly for their “hallucinogenic and relaxing effect” in some quarters of the world.

Likewise, the AIDS mainstream is certainly less than monolithic in their views. There is a lack of agreement among them about how HIV causes immune suppression, or even how HIV came into existence for that matter. One thing they all do seem to agree on is how essential it is that every Poz person take drugs to extend their life. Virtually every website devoted to “HIV/AIDS” (The Body, AIDSMeds, AEGiS, to name just a few) is replete with articles, messages and advertising promoting “compliance”, as well as tips, blogs and discussion groups to address the inevitable “side effects”, which should more accurately be referred to as “direct effects”.

I once belonged to that AIDS mainstream

Shenanigans continue @ change.org

 Posted by on 2009-01-06 at 1:00 pm
Jan 062009
 

change.org has not eliminated the risk of voter fraud in its Ideas for Change in America campaign that I first wrote about a few days ago: “I committed voter fraud @ change.org”. This morning I was able to log in using the same disposable email accounts I used to test their system with New Year’s […more]

I committed vote fraud @ change.org

 Posted by on 2009-01-05 at 2:32 pm
Jan 052009
 
I committed vote fraud @ change.org

Ballot stuffing + Censorship – Integrity = Bogus election

Today is the start of Round 2 in change.org’s Ideas for Change in America project. It should be known the Ideas finalists did not result from grass-roots driven democracy. Rather, the process has been tainted by unfair tactics and strategies by participants and organizers alike.

Despite recent disclaimers that they are a “private” venture, many of us who participated in the Idea project were led to perceive the site was

In the beginning…

 Posted by on 2008-12-28 at 5:03 pm
Dec 282008
 

Welcome to my blog. I have had a blog for more than a year, but never posted after the first entry. Maybe it was due to poor health and lack of energy and motivation, but I was also trying to be super-geeky and host it at my own domain. Hopefully, hosting here at WordPress will simplify the process so I can focus on writing, rather than FTPing and troubleshooting upgrades.

I will soon be posting a critique of the recent Ideas for change in America project at change.org, but didn’t want that to be my very first post here.