Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Saudi doctors lose appeal of dismissal of University of Ottawa lawsuit -- media article, judgement, and commentary

Dr. Khalid Aba-Alkhail (left), and Dr. Waleed AlGhaithy

The Ottawa Citizen has reported this short story: HERE.

The actual Court of Appeal for Ontario judgement is HERE.

Well there you have it. The claimants were simply never allowed to be heard in the Ontario courts regarding how they were treated by University of Ottawa administrators. Plain and simple denial of access to justice. Straight up. Is anybody paying attention?

The "Neuroleaks" emails constitute a textbook example of evidence for bad faith, of the type that should be written up in law school curricula, yet the "Neuroleaks" evidence was not known by the claimants until after all the internal University tribunals were done, yet the Ontario courts "found" (that's the legal term) that all the evidence was considered by the internal University tribunals... Both the Superior Court of Justice for Ontario and the Court of Appeal for Ontario "found" (by some process that defies reality) that all the evidence had already been considered by the internal University tribunals. No it had not. Just look at the documents filed with the courts, or the fact that a motion was won by the claimants in judicial review at the Divisional Court to introduce the new "Neuroleaks" evidence after the internal University tribunals were done, or all of this chronologically reported in the media, the same media that do not hiccup at this latest October 18, 2013 Court of Appeal judgement:

[13] Finally, the appellants argued that the trial judge erred in finding that they are relying on the same facts as in the discipline proceedings. They pointed to certain emails that they say were either not before the tribunals or not taken into account by them because there was nothing the tribunals could use them for. This position was disputed by the respondent.

To this observer, this means that the courts can and do make up the facts. In addition, the media and legal researchers clearly don't scrutinize the courts! What's the point of having a so-called open court principle in Canada if no one dares to scrutinize the darn courts? Incredible.

Well, HERE, again, is a copy of some of these "Neuroleaks" emails. Judge for yourselves. Read the six emails at that link. If your hair does not stand on end, then you are pathologically cynical. How the judges could have overlooked such administrative misbehaviour (that is putting it very politely) which ended the careers of a star neurosurgeon (weeks from being certified) and of two interns in cardiology, is, well, not what one expects in a free and democratic society.

The behaviour of the courts in Ontario, in this case, has the effect of condoning the egregious behaviours of administrators at the University of Ottawa, and it produces a striking denial of access to justice in which claimants, whose careers were ruined, are simply never heard on the full evidence and on the merits of their arguments.

The claimants never had their day in court. We must ask the question: Is that because they are Saudi?


First posted on U of O Watch: HERE.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Google Scholar page about activist teacher Denis Rancourt

The new Google Scholar author profile and citations page for Denis Rancourt is here: LINK.

How Medical Deception, Oppression & Hierarchy Influence Our Health -- video

EBTV presents host Evita Ochel (http://www.evitaochel.com) with special guest Denis Rancourt in a dialogue about the modern landscape of science, medicine and health. The specific focus is how oppression and hierarchy influence our health.

Link to first episode with Denis, "The Controls and Confines of our Obedience Based Education System": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujvvSo...

Specific topics and points covered in the video include:

1. What role science plays in creating our health and offering solutions for our planet and society. (1:50)
- dispelling the myth that science is our "saving grace"
- the effects of the dominance hierarchy in our society
- the practice of keeping people ignorant about their own body and health

2. What the number one priority of the medical establishment is. (5:55)
- influences of personal gains and professional stakes

3. Exploring what Denis shares as the 1st apical lie by omission: which does not admit that the predominant causal determinant of an individual's health is the individual's real and perceived place in the society's dominance hierarchy. (7:20)
- both animal and human findings show that direct oppression from hierarchy has a direct physiological effect on the body of the individual
- lower hierarchy placement links to poorest health and longevity

4. Examining the correlation between lower and higher hierarchy placement. (11:40)
- the role of our perception of ourselves and our perceived placement within the societal hierarchy
- how certain homeless people or people in poverty can have good health

5. The role of food and healthy diet on our health. (16:20)
- who benefits from healthy food the most

6. The health impacts on the "alpha male" or those at the highest level of the hierarchy. (18:30)
- the role of class structure and cohesion

7. The phenomenon of individual self-destruction in societies. (20:25)
- the modern suicide rates in our society
- the benefit of discovering and application of the authentic rebellion
- the importance of finding the resources within to help yourself
- the role of community, connection and authenticity

8. Exploring what Denis shares as the 2nd apical lie by omission: the "voodoo lie" of the false scientific foundation of its professional practice which does not admit that most of medical research used to justify the recommended "treatments" is wrong and that consequently the "treatments" are ineffective at best. (26:28)
- the role of meta research in the field of science and medicine
- the professional and economic motivations within the medical system
- the downfall of being personally invested in major work and research
- the consequences of our personal disconnection from our own body
- the need for a system-wide patient re-education
- the created dependency on medical professionals

9. The flawed charity and organization system that is looking for the "cure". (37:00)
- the financial funding of the medical establishment by the people
- the need to learn how to create a good quality of life
- the need to address the cause of disease at the root level and eliminate that
- the need to shrink the disparity between the rich and poor

10. Examining the relationship between poverty, healthy eating and obesity. (40:30)
- the role of food in providing a source of pleasure
- the root cause of oppression and the self-destructive instinct in causing obesity
- the necessary role of personal rebellion against oppression
- the role of walking as the most powerful solution for physical, mental and emotional well-being

11. Exploring what Denis shares as the 3rd apical lie by omission: the secret that establishment medicine (in North America) is itself the third leading cause of death, after cancer and cardiovascular failures for which medicine is of little use. (48:30)
- the current number of deaths due to medical error, as well as unintentional accidents
- the pros and cons of the medical system
- the core lifestyle habit risk factor for disease

12. The effects of oppression in childhood on our health and well-being. (55:45)
- the importance of consciousness and personal empowerment
- the need to stand up to our own oppression and overcoming
- macro and micro levels of oppression in our life, such as our relationships
- the importance on focusing on our own solutions, rather than trying to save the world

13. Closing tips and advice for freedom of oppression and personal empowerment. (1:02:30)