To: "Ralph Jarmon"
Subject: Response to an IAHF Critic- Serious Food For Thought If We're Going to Stop Whats Happening in the EU From Happening in the USA
From: John Hammell
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 12:44:47 -0400

At 07:56 AM 8/21/02 -0700, Ralph Jarmon wrote: (in italics to simplify following the discussion)


Your letter is so long and difficult to understand that I had to stop reading it.

I have been lobbying professionally within this industry since 1989 and anyone who knows me realizes I march to my own drummer. I have been involved with addressing every threat this industry has seen since that time, and this is by far the most complex and the hardest to expose. I am trying to put together a concise video documentary that presents the facts in the letter in a more easily understood format, but need donations in order to do this.

Please print out my long letter, and read it as you have time- put it next to the toilet in your bathroom- I'm serious- we are up against a very complex, slow moving, incremental takeover agenda that is not easily or quickly explained, and unless more people take the time necessary to try to understand it, there is no way we are going to stop what is unfolding. The same thing that is happening in Europe right now, is going to happen here. In FACT, it is already happening.

If you want the public to be more interested in your cause then I suggest you reformat your presentation . Make it much more concise and make it easier to understand. This assemblage of material is rambling and all over the place. To many scattered website references, etc. Too much venomous wording.

Actually, you appear to lack the necessary patience to take the necessary time, to dig into this complex issue. If you value your access to dietary supplements, there is no easy way around the fact that you are going to need to put more time, and more effort into understanding THIS issue than any previous attack on the supplement industry. I realize we live in the age of the 30 second sound byte. Get over it. Dig in, take the time to read and absorb the information, there is no easy way to understand this issue.

Too much technical stuff. Too many names of so and so belonging to so and so, i.e. I don't need to hear about Karl Reidel and the maps, etc to get your point.

Actually, you DO need to hear about Karl Reidel to get my point, because people need to grasp the level of subterfuge that is occurring here, they need to grasp the fact that NNFA is leading unwitting vitamin companies, health food stores and consumers to the cliff- just as has happened in Europe. Traitors must be exposed, or people will continue to unwittingly trust them. Technical information and facts are necessary or people will never understand how they have been conned by spin controlled lies.

There are numerous other needless references. Your letter should be about 1/4 the length that it is now. Don't bad mouth Null because although I don't know much about him, I think he is pro- vitamin supplements. I don't really know his story but you're making yourself sound like a kook. That isn't something you want. I am all for freedom in access to all dietary supplements, but if that is your point, it is lost in this extensive maze of information and raving.


Ralph- None of the references are "needless". People need to grasp fully what is unfolding. We have never faced a situation as complex or as dangerous as this one in our industry. As for my supposed "bad mouthing" of Null, I did not bad mouth him. I called him on something that he did with me the last time I was on the air with him, he stabbed me in the back, and undermined my efforts. He helped the other side by doing that and he needs to realize what he did. He is not God. When he has a guest on his show he should treat that person with the proper respect, especially when that person is his #1 source of information on this issue, which I am and have been for many years. You can go on his website and quickly see that what I am telling you is true. Look at Null's Codex archive. All of that information is information he got from me. Go on my website and listen to the audio archives of the shows Null has done on this Codex vitamin issue. I helped produce those shows. I lined Null up with the guests he had on those shows from all over the world.

The last time I was on the air on Null's show, he very wrongly blamed me for the oversight hearing being whitewashed, he lambasted me in fact, and I do not accept that. He was wrong in what he said and I called him on it. There was no raving in that message Ralph, all their is are facts, facts which you and every vitamin consumer in this country needs to know if we are to successfully stop what is unfolding here.

Thanks for your input. There are times when it is possible to be concise, and times when it is not. At this time, people need details or they simply will not grasp what is going on in the way that is needed. Some people such as yourself who are easily frustrated won't read detailed information, but other people will, and its a good thing too.

Unless people fully grasp what I said in that message, we will not stop what is unfolding, and will experience the HELL that people in Europe are now going through. I am forwarding your message, and my reply, to all the people I just sent the message to at 5 am after being up all night working on it. The least you can do is show the proper appreciation for what I am trying to do to help you, because believe me, I often feel like I'm trying to do the impossible, for the often ungrateful, with nothing.

With donations, I can put together a video documentary on this issue that presents the information below in a more concise form. Without donations, I am dead in the water, I'm trying to keep a roof over my head and food in the refridgerator. You want to maintain your access to supplements? Have more patience, and make more of an effort to understand this issue. Unless more people do that, we're dead. I can't stop what is happening by myself. Please give me a call at 800-333-2553 if you'd like to discuss any aspect of what I'm saying here, and thanks again for your input. I'm sure I will get this same sort of criticism til the day I die.

John Hammell, President
International Advocates for Health Freedom
POB 10632 Blacksburg VA 24062-0632
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