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VNS and CAJI/IS Exclusive – 18Oct14 – Questions About Ebola Reporting

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VNS and CAJI/IS Exclusive

18Oct14

Questions about Ebola Reporting

By Art Smith

The current Ebola outbreak is worrying many people for a good reason. There are concerns we will see outbreaks in the United States because it seems not much is being done to stop the spread of disease. There have been many inconsistencies and strange things when watching the coverage of Ebola, raising questions about what is really going on and how safe are we really.

We get conflicting and constantly changing information from the media and public officials about mode of transmission and many other issues related to Ebola. We have seen reports and pictures of Ebola victims in West Africa, but they raise questions, at least in some people. In the final stages of Ebola there is supposed to be massive bleeding, boils and lesions on the skin, which we don’t see on hardly any of the people shown who are claimed to be in the final stage.1, 2

Did you hear about Ebola victims coming back to life? There is a video of an Ebola victim who seems to come back to life, but on closer inspection the whole story seems incredible and staged. The Ebola victim is on the ground, covered in some blankets and the workers are trying to move his body when he moves and they react in surprise that he is alive. The camera zooms in and we can see only his arm, which again has no signs of bleeding, boils, or lesions anywhere. While most of his body is still covered in blankets, the workers take him to an ambulance to get treatment.3

We need to think carefully about what we are seeing and what we’re told before taking any actions incited by panic or fear, which the media is trying to stir. The inconsistencies in what we are told show that we are definitely not being told the entire truth. The inconsistencies in the pictures show that they may be staged for the cameras and the American public. However, this does not mean that everything is fine in Africa or that there is no Ebola outbreak or that there won’t be one here, just that we are being lied to and manipulated once again.

There are reports of a man trying to put powder into a well of drinking water in West Africa. After he was caught and questioned, he stated that he was paid to put formaldehyde into the well and that there are others doing the same. He also claimed that mineral water companies are involved and selling poisoned water that produces Ebola-like symptoms. According to state radio, at least ten people have died from drinking poisoned water. There are also reports of people dressed as nurses distributing so-called “Ebola vaccines” which give people Ebola-like symptoms, cause coma, and are fatal. This has driven citizens to chase away “vaccine peddlers.” The county officials have condemned the acts of poisoning but urged the citizens not to doubt the existence of Ebola.4

What are we to make of all this along with the evolving conflicting guidelines and information? First, I highly recommend reading a great article examining the similarities between the 1976 swine flu and the Ebola coverage by the media at Health Impact News. It is quite educational in explaining public health policy and the effects of a strong media campaign hyping up the threat of swine flu and pushing for mass vaccination. (More people died from the ill effects of vaccination than swine flu). It also offers sensible suggestions on how to respond to the news about Ebola.

“Similarities between the 1976 Swine Flu Hoax and Ebola?”

http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/similarities-between-1976-swine-flu-hoax-and-ebola/

If you’re not already prepared to shelter in place for some time, now would be a great time to do so. Buy whatever medical supplies you think are reasonable and affordable. Expect some shortages in medical supplies and possibly others if panic starts spreading. Learn about natural antivirals like herbs and colloidal silver and try to improve your health and immune system before exposure to any infection. Educate yourself on the dangers of vaccination and respect the rights and wishes of those who oppose vaccines. The likely coming Ebola vaccine will probably be rushed fast to market and no one knows what effects it will have. Think carefully before taking drastic actions out of fear, especially fear fanned from the media.

 

Sources:

1)   “Desperation Grows in the Ebola Zone.” by Elizabeth Cohen and Jen Christensen. CNN, September 23, 2014 http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/22/health/ebola-disease-liberia/

2)   “Bizarre Photos of the 2014 Ebola Campaign.” Truth Sector News. September 15, 2014

http://truthsector.net/2014/09/15/bizarre-photos-of-the-2014-ebola-campaign/

3)   “Shock Video: Man Thought to Be Dead from Ebola Wakes up.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITV7uDp21zc

4)   “Breaking: Formaldehyde in Water Allegedly Causing Ebola-like Symptoms.” Liberian Observer. August 2, 2014

http://liberianobserver.com/security/breaking-formaldeyde-water-allegedly-causing-ebola-symptoms

Some websites to inspect

PANDA Unite

Solutions Institute

 

CAJI/IS and VNS Exclusive – How to Ensure Your Immune System is Working

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How to Ensure Your Immune System is Working
by Art Smith

Considering the recent headlines, it seems like there is no better time than now to make sure your immune system is working properly. It appears we have reached a high potential for disease outbreaks and epidemics from the constant flow of illegal immigrants, to scientists recreating deadly viruses from the past in labs with lacking security, to the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa. We also rely on our immune system daily to keep us healthy from the more mundane germs lurking around us. Most people’s immune systems today are not functioning at their optimal level due to poor diets, processed foods, widespread nutrient deficiencies, and genetically modified organisms in our foods. Due to soil depletion, even with a good, healthy diet, we still cannot get all the nutrients we need for our body to function properly.  In this article we will look at some ways to support the immune system so it can better cope with the threat of disease.

Almost everyone knows vitamin C is needed for the immune system and to ward off infections. The question is how much and how well is that vitamin C pill absorbed and what else is in that pill. Many supplements and vitamins are now made in China and may be contaminated with toxic substances and thus more harmful than helpful. According to The Seattle Times, 90% of the vitamin C sold in the United States comes from China. There is no rule requiring to label the country of origin so there is no way for consumers to know this just by looking at the bottle.  The main areas where Chinese vitamins are manufactured are also the most polluted in the world, and taking them will not improve health but may even cause harm. (1)  In general concerning supplements and multivitamins, most of the cheaper versions available at drug stores are synthetic and may not be absorbed well by the body but end up stressing the kidneys. Whole food vitamins and supplements, marketed as the healthier option, may contain yeast, bacteria, and genetically modified organisms, which also ends up being more harmful than helpful. When choosing supplements, one has to be careful about where they come from, what they contain, and research different brands and options. Obtaining vitamins from healthy food sources is the best and safest option. (2)

Dr. Russell Blaylock is a highly respected researcher and author on various health topics. He gave an interesting lecture on surviving a pandemic or bioterrorism that is available on YouTube. According to him, the seriousness of any potential infection depends a lot on the person’s nutrition and general health with nutrition status being the most important factor. Those who have pre-existing conditions, the very young, elderly, and pregnant women are at highest risk for suffering from a serious infection in an epidemic. He expressed strong doubt that vaccines would help curb an epidemic, but rather claims they will be destructive. He is also pessimistic on the ability of medical personnel to cope with a widespread pandemic or disaster scenario. Dr. Blaylock states that hospitals usually work at a 95% capacity and in the case of an epidemic or influx of a large number of patients it would be impossible to admit everyone who needs help.  In order to cope with the potential of an epidemic or bioterrorism, Dr. Blaylock recommends improving nutrition and strengthening the immune system. He recommends supplementing with garlic extract, zinc, and curcumin to improve immune function. He also speaks highly of beta 1,3 glucan for immune modulation and its ability to change the mortality rate in case of a pandemic or radiation exposure. However, he states most beta glucan supplements sold are not pure or of good quality except for a few rare exceptions. He also recommends vitamins C and E and magnesium for immune restoration. (3)

The late Dr. Christopher from The School of Natural Healing designed the Anti-Plague Formula to deal with plagues and epidemics like swine flu. It is still sold today under the name of Supper Garlic Immune Formula. He recommended taking 1 teaspoon 3 times a day to strengthen the immune system. If infected with the flu, he recommended taking 1 tablespoon every half hour.  It is in liquid form and will keep well for a long time. Reportedly, it does not taste good but if it prevents or fights off a serious infection, that is what matters. (4)

The health detectives at Health Wyze have also written several articles on nutrition, supplementation, and the importance of a healthy immune system. They recommend taking zinc daily due to its importance for immune function. Zinc boosts the immune system, helps fight infections, and shortens their severity and duration. They also recommend zinc as being vital for all pregnant women due to its ability to prevent birth defects. Zinc gluconate, zinc citrate, and zinc oroate are the best forms of zinc to take for proper absorption. They advise against taking zinc sulfate and zinc oxide due to poor absorption and also zinc oxide because it may cause or contribute to cancer. Zinc supplements should never be taken on an empty stomach because that can lead to nausea and stomach cramping, which can be severe. In order to absorb zinc properly the body also needs copper. (5) However, due to dangerous side effects from copper supplementation and the fact that it is very easy to overdose, the only form of copper supplementation they recommend is in the form of concentrated chlorophyll extract, which will also help oxygenate the body, work to prevent cancer, and improve immune system function. (6)

Selenium is also essential for immune function. Animal studies have shown that low levels of selenium in the diet lead to many diseases also associated with a deficiency of vitamin E. Selenium influences the immune system in several ways. One of them is the action on neutrophils, which kill invading pathogen cells. Selenium deficiency does not affect the number of neutrophils present, but it compromises their function and ability to kill the pathogen. Studies showed that this can be reversed with selenium supplementation. (7)  

In his book Fight for Your Health Byron Richards devotes a chapter to the dangers of genetically modified organisms used in our food. He states that GMO food is present in 70% of processed and packaged foods in supermarkets and it is not labeled. A viral infection may be exacerbated in a person who eats GMO food. The full extent of this is not fully known and there is potential for great harm and the creation of super viruses and super flus. The main GMO crops are soy, corn, cotton, and canola oil. (8) Corn and soy are commonly used to produce packaged foods. High-fructose corn syrup is used to sweeten many beverages and foods. It usually contains genetically modified organisms as do many fast foods. (9) We can take steps to at least limit the highly suspect foods and processed foods in order to reduce exposure to GMO foods.  This will avoid the exacerbation of any infection and other detrimental effects on health.

The ideas above are just a few factors to consider to build a healthier immune system. This will in turn improve our overall energy, health and resistance to diseases, from the common cold and flu, to more dangerous infections and epidemics. There are no true quick fixes, but we can take steps to improve our health and immune system as we get bombarded with more and more pathogens.

 

Sources:

1)     Michelle Yu. “Most Vitamins are from China. It’s a Bigger Problem than You Realize.” Epoch Times. February 6, 2014.  http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/361599-5-facts-you-need-to-know-if-your-vitamins-are-from-china/

2)     Sarah C. Corriher. “The Supplementation Problem and Our Supplement Recommendations.” http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/151-the-supplementation-problem-and-our-supplement-recommendations.html

3)     Russell Blaylock. “Protection against Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Terrorism Agents Lecture.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4gRM58l1Yg

4)     http://www.drchristophersherbs.com/collections/super-garlic-immune-formula-anti-plague

5)     Sarah C. Corriher. “Why Zinc Should be Taken Daily and How Not All Zinc Supplements are Created Equal.” http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/338-why-zinc-should-be-taken-daily-and-how-not-all-zinc-supplements-are-created-equal.html

6)     Sarah C. Corriher. “Why You Should Consider Chlorophyll Supplementation.”   http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/446-you-should-consider-chlorophyll-supplementation.html

7)     John R. Arthur, Roderick C. McKenzie, and Jeoffrey J. Beckett “Selenium in the Immune System.”  The Journal of Nutrition http://jn.nutrition.org/content/133/5/1457S.full

8)     Byron Richards. “Fight For Your Health.”  Truth in Wellness, 2006. P. 125, 129

9)     Byron Richards. “Fight For Your Health.”  Truth in Wellness, 2006. P. 130

Independence Day 2014

From:

THE STATESMAN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

WITH OTHER ESSAYS AND ADDRESSES HISTORICAL AND LITERARY

MELLEN CHAMBERLAIN, LL.D.

When the action at Lexington on the morning of the 19th was known at Dan vers, the minute men there, under the lead of Captain Gideon Foster, made that memorable march — or run, rather — of sixteen miles in four hours, and struck Percy’s flying column at West Cambridge. Brave but incautious in flanking the red-coats, they were flanked themselves and badly pinched, leaving seven dead, two wounded, and one missing. Among those who escaped was Levi Preston, afterwards known as Captain Levi Preston.

When I was about twenty-one and Captain Preston about ninety-one, I “interviewed” him as to what he did and thought sixty-seven years before, on April 19, 1775; and now, fifty-two years later, I make my report — a little belated perhaps, but not too late I trust for the morning papers!

At that time, of course, I knew all about the American Revolution — far more than I do now! And if I now know anything truly, it is chiefly owing to what I have since forgotten of the histories of that event then popular.

With an assurance passing even that of the modern interviewer — if that were possible —

I began: “Captain Preston, why did you go to the Concord Fight, the 19th of April, 1775?”

The old man, bowed beneath the weight of years, raised himself upright, and turning to me said: “Why did I go?”

“Yes,” I replied; “my histories tell me that you men of the Revolution took up arms against ‘intolerable oppressions.’” “What were they? Oppressions? I did n’t feel them.” “What, were you not oppressed by the Stamp Act?”

“I never saw one of those stamps, and always understood that Governor Bernard put them all in Castle William. I am certain I never paid a penny for one of them.”

“Well, what then about the tea-tax?”

“Tea-tax! I never drank a drop of the stuff; the boys threw it all overboard.”

“Then I suppose you had been reading Harrington or Sidney and Locke about the eternal principles of liberty.”

“Never heard of ‘em. We read only the Bible, the Catechism, Watts’s Psalms and Hymns, and the Almanack.”

“Well, then, what was the matter? and what did you mean in going to the fight?”

“Young man, what we meant in going for those red-coats was this: we always had governed ourselves, and we always meant to. They didn’t mean we should.”

CAJI/IS and VNS Exclusive – 19Jun14 – The Damaging Effects of Fluoride and How to Avoid Them

CAJI/IS and VNS Exclusive
19Jun14

The Damaging Effects of Fluoride and How to Avoid Them
By Art Smith

“I say this with all the earnestness and sincerity of a scientist who has spent nearly twenty years research into the chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pathology of fluorine. Any person who drinks artificially fluoridated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person, mentally or physically."
Charles Elliot Perkins

Fluoride is all around us: It is in our tap water, most toothpastes and mouth rinses, added to infant formula and the main ingredient of many psychotropic medications. While the government and the ADA assure us that it is safe in the amounts we consume, we need to look closer at the effects it has on us as it builds up in our bodies. Fluoride can cause many health problems from fluorosis, cancer and arthritis to decreased mental functioning, apathy, and lethargy. This article will examine some of these health effects and some ways to neutralize and avoid them.

How Fluoride Affects the Body

Fluorine is a common mineral, but it is highly toxic in most forms. Fluoride compounds are waste products in the mining, fertilizer production, and smelting industries . It is sold as rat poison and used in pesticides. Fluoride toothpastes come with a warning label that it is dangerous if swallowed. The United States is one of 22 countries that have signed treaties promising not to dump fluoride compounds into oceans, lakes, or rivers due to concerns for contamination yet it is supposed to be safe enough to drink in our tap water. The fluoride compounds found in tap water have been linked to higher incidence of birth defects, lower IQ in children, cancer, immunosuppression, dental and skeletal fluorosis, and neurological problems. Fluoride accumulates in the pineal gland, which can lead to neurological problems. The fluorides can react with lead and pipe joints and also lead to higher concentration of lead in the water (1). Fluoride compounds originating from industrial wastes also contain other toxic elements like mercury, arsenic, lead, kerosene, and radioactive elements.
No human studies on the effects of fluoride consumption and exposure have been conducted in the US. However, fluoride exposure is increased in some parts of China and many studies on the effects of fluoride have been conducted there. In 2012 a meta-analysis study was conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and China Medical University. It was published in Environmental Health Perspectives in the July 20, 2012 issue. The analysis showed that children in high-fluoride areas had lower IQ scores than children who lived in low-fluoride areas. Senior author and adjunct professor of environmental health at HSPH, Philippe Grandejan, has this to say (2):

“Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain. The effect of each toxicant may seem small, but the combined damage on a population scale can be serious, especially because the brain power of the next generation is crucial to all of us.”

Fluorides can also wreak havoc on the thyroid gland, leading to hypothyroidism, especially when there is not enough iodine in the diet. Iodine deficiency is widespread so this applies for many. Prior to the 1970s doctors prescribed fluoride for hyperthyroidism in order to weaken the thyroid. It was effective even at 2 mg per day. Today most people consume between 2-10 mg per day from tap water, non-stick cookware, sodas, pharmaceuticals, and processed foods. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include mood swings, cold sensitivity, weight gain, depression, heavy or irregular menstrual periods, constipation, fatigue, dry skin, brittle hair, skin, and fingernails, and hair loss. There are ways to treat and cure hypothyroidism naturally, but it is important to remember that ingesting iodine orally, even in small amounts and special formulas, is toxic to the body and leads to lasting health problems and can even turn deadly. (3) For more on hypothyroidism and the dangers of ingesting iodine, refer to the HealthWyze article on hypothyroidism: http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/211-how-to-cure-hypothyroidism-naturally.html

How Fluoride Affects the Mind

It is claimed that fluoride was used by the NAZIs to subdue their prisoners and make them apathetic. Charles Elliot Perkins was a researcher in chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology. He was in Germany after the end of World War II and put in charge of the Farben facilities. He was informed that the German General Staff had adopted the plan of using sodium fluoride to make their prisoners easier to control and weaken their will to resist. Perkins believed that fluoride affects the hippocampus to produce these effects. In 1987 Harley Rivers Dickinson, an Australian politician, talked about the dangers of fluoridation in "Address in Reply to the Governor's speech in Parliament." Here is an excerpt:
At the end of the Second World War, the United States Government sent Charles Eliot Perkins, a research worker in chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pathology, to take charge of the vast Farben chemical plants in Germany. While there he was told of a scheme which had been worked out by them during the war and adopted by the German General Staff. This was to control the population in any given area through mass medication of drinking water. In this scheme sodium fluoride occupied a prominent place. Repeated doses of infinitesimal amounts of fluoride will in time reduce an individual's power to resist domination by slowly poisoning and narcotizing a certain area of the brain and will thus make him submissive to the will of those who wish to govern him. Both the Germans and the Russians added sodium fluoride to the drinking water of prisoners-of-war to make them stupid and docile (4).

Sources of Fluoride

Fluoride is in the municipal water supply of most major cities in the United States; 67% of the water supply in the United States is fluoridated. One of three types of fluoride additives is added to the water: fluorosilicate acid, sodium fluoride, or sodium fluorosilicate (5). It is difficult to avoid fluoride in the water if living in a major city that uses fluoridation. Common water filters sold at stores such as Brita and Pur do not remove fluoride. The different brands of bottled water sold at stores vary in quality, but often use deceptive marketing and are often not much better than tap water. Boiling water does not remove the fluoride. To be able to remove the fluoride completely often requires purchasing an (often expensive) filtration system like reverse osmosis, activated alumina defluoridation or distillation system.

From the other beverages, tea is quite high in fluoride because tea leaves have an affinity for it. Other products high in fluoride include soda, baby food, coffee (especially decaf), canned fish, canned grains, and processed and fast food. Anything cooked or prepared in fluoridated water, like vegetables or baby formula, will take up even more fluoride. People living close to industrial plants producing industrial fluoride (such as coal-fired power plants, aluminum smelters, phosphate fertilizer plants, plastics factories) are at higher risk for fluoride exposure and toxicity. (6)

Bone broth and other products that require separating meat from bone (like chicken nuggets) are also high in fluoride because it concentrates in bones. The only way to have bone broth with low or no fluoride is if the animals were raised with fluoride-free water, which is not very likely. Of course, most toothpastes now contain fluoride as do many medications from antibiotics to depression and anxiety medications. Despite its dangers, fluoride is not required to be listed on the label of any products. (7)

How to Cope with the Effects of Fluoride

For anyone concerned with the effects of fluoride, it is wise to eliminate as many fluoride sources as possible starting with fluoridated toothpaste and processed foods and sodas. Obtaining fluoride-free water is important but may be difficult. However, one can do a lot of good to their overall health by switching to a more natural and healthy diet.
There are also a few supplements that have been shown to counteract the effects of fluoride, at least on the brain. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric has been found to attenuate neurotoxicity caused by fluoride. A study by Chhavi Sharma, Pooja Suhalka, Piyu Sukhwal, Neha Jaiswal, and Maheep Bhatnagar showed that neurotoxicity caused by fluoride in mice can be counteracted with curcumin (8). Curcumin is an Indian herb extracted from curry powder. It acts as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Another study with rats focused on the effects of selenium on fluoride neurotoxicity. It was conducted by Qian, Miao, Li, and Zhang. The study showed that selenium supplementation can antagonize the toxic effects of fluoride on the rat hippocampus (9).
As mentioned before, iodine can counteract the damaging effects of fluoride on the thyroid gland, but it has to be applied on the skin to avoid overdose and dangerous side effects. In that case iodine as sold in most pharmacies and used in first aid kits is used to paint a small patch somewhere on the body. There is an “iodine patch test” to determine if a person is deficient in iodine and the same method can be continued to supplement topically until the deficiency is corrected. For more on fluoride and iodine and the patch test, refer to the HealthWyze article on the subject quoted above (10).

We are told that fluoride is good for our teeth, even though there are many studies putting that into question. We don’t hear often about the damaging effects of fluoride on our body and mind, and definitely not from our dentists, doctors, or associations in charge of our health. It is up to people interested in maintaining their health and intelligence and those of their children to look for different sources of information and decide on the best course of action for their well-being.

Sources:
(1) “Water Fluoridation” by Dr. Lawrence Nelson http://www.drlwilson.com/articles/fluoridation.htm
(2) “Impact of Fluoride on Neurological Development in Children,” Harvard School of Public Health
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/fluoride-childrens-health-grandjean-choi/
(3) Corriher, Sarah. “How to Cure Hypothyroidism Naturally.” The HealthWyze Report http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/211-how-to-cure-hypothyroidism-naturally.html
(4) “Charles Elliot Perkins: The ‘Perkins’ story: myth or reality?”
http://www.fluoridationfacts.com/education/propaganda/870000_perkins.htm
(5) Michael Mannina, Margaret Morgan, Neil Murphy, Brian Trinh. “Effects of Water Fluoridation in the United States: Positive and Negative Impact of Water Fluoridation Policy.” March 18, 2013.
(6) Byron, Richards. Fight for Your Health: Exposing the FDA’s Betrayal of America. Truth in Wellness, LLC, 2006, p. 138.
(7) “Fluoride in Soup Broth and Gelatin.” Fluoride Detective. http://fluoridedetective.com/fluoride-soup-broth-and-gelatin/
(8) “Curcumin attenuates neurotoxicity induced by fluoride: An in vivo evidence.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3969660/
(9) Qian W, Miao K, Li T, Zhang Z. “Effect of Selenium on Fluoride-Induced Changes in Synaptic Plasticity in Rat Hippocampus.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23959921
(10) Corriher, Sarah. “How to Cure Hypothyroidism Naturally.” The HealthWyze Report
http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/211-how-to-cure-hypothyroidism-naturally.html

May 6th

CAJI/IS and VNS Exclusive – The Endgame Coming Soon to Your School?

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and
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The Endgame Coming Soon to Your School
by
Chuck Frank

Microsoft, is one of the leading video game makers and the creator of the Xbox. Presently, Bill Gates’ goal is to bring into the public school classroom “educational” versions of new video games that make them “perfect” companions for standardized testing, but one must ask the question, what truly is the ideal companion for testing? Is it a screen that you can be looking at for hours on end or an inspired and colorful teacher who captures the attention of the student in ways that go far beyond a video game? If Bill Gates and the rest of the entrepreneurs out there can make a buck off of a video game in a classroom they will absolutely do it even if it does not lead to higher intelligence and proven technology for a future career.

Though video games can be tolerable because they come with colorful visuals and seem to respond directly to inputs, they are not personalized teachers. Video games are provocative, but beautiful and transfixing, yet they are also isolating and can become boring. And even if a student does well in testing through this medium, it does not necessarily mean that the student is becoming smarter and can accomplish tasks more efficiently in real life.

Also, it has been noted again and again that increasing student scores rarely correlates to intelligence. In 2012 researchers from Western University published results from a survey of 100,000 people arguing that standardized intelligence tests were poor measures of cognitive ability.” Then, add this to the fact that test scores nationwide are in decline while
some schools in America are already gearing up to bring in educational games into the classroom. Will it benefit or will educational game theory add to an even further learning decline among other numerous problems that are already facing educators and students?

Let’s compare a flight simulator to flying an airplane. The software needed to realistically simulate flying a Boeing 777 is readily available. Microsoft Flight Simulator, a self-described “ideal complement to formal flight training and real-world flying,” lets people adjust complicated controls to fly a jetliner through different weather and landing conditions. Yet, jumping straight from software to successfully landing an airplane, would be extremely difficult because mastering the feel of a jetliner takes a lot of hands-on training, said NBC News aviation expert Bob Hager in a conversation with NBC News’ Lester Holt.

Now, put that into the context of bringing similar game learning concepts into a classroom that is already experiencing major problems. It could become a really hard landing.

In my opinion, what is missing most in the classroom are teachers who are sensitive, encouraging, inspirational, and who can impart the desire and the need to learn basic skills that will be extremely valuable later on in life. Still, the proper curriculum is also a huge part of the equation. This is something that still needs to be fine tuned. Not everybody is going to be an astronaut and go to college.

Finally, when looking at all of the variables that are present in education, introducing experimental learning skills via video games into an already new and untried, nationalized (Common Core) educational system, in my opinion, has all of the elements of being a very risky proposition and a total failure.