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Your Views for November 8

Mahalo, donors

On behalf of the Pahoa Police Station and Capt. Kenneth Quiocho, we would like to say “mahalo” to J. Hara Store in Kurtistown and to the Keaau McDonald’s restaurant for their generous contribution of food and ice during our recent lava evacuation in lower Puna.

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Our police officers and other law enforcement agencies in East Hawaii worked diligently, 24/7, at various checkpoints to help keep residents and spectators safe and out of harm’s way.

Together, we remain #PUNASTRONG!

Chaplain Lorin Carmichael

Hawaii Police Department

Check your facts

Rex Weigel’s letter on cancer (Tribune-Herald, Your Views) is so filled with false information that it’s hard to know where to begin to refute it.

But let’s start with his claim that current cancer treatments “absolutely, unequivocally, do not work.”

That’s not true. I am a cancer survivor of 14 years. My wife is a cancer survivor of 17 years. We have several friends who have survived cancer for from 10-50 years. All of us used mainstream cancer treatments: surgery, with radiation and chemotherapy as recommended.

The cure rates for most cancers are increasing every year because of improved treatments devised by mainstream medical researchers.

On the other hand, we had a friend who chose to use alternative medical treatment for her breast cancer. She died a terrible agonizing death because by the time she sought mainstream treatment, she delayed so long that nothing could be done to save her.

As to Dr. Royal Rife, he never actually claimed to cure cancer, instead asserting that his devices could “devitalize disease organisms with certain exceptions.” (Note that cancer is NOT caused by a “disease organism.”)

His claims were checked by many independent researchers, and none of his assertions were ever found to be accurate. His work was not destroyed by the American Medical Association or anyone else; it can readily be found on the internet.

Many people have gone to prison for medical fraud for pretending to use Rife’s machines to cure cancer, in the U.S. and Australia. Like the apricot-pit cure of the 1950s and the “psychic surgery” of the 1980s, Rife machines are fakery.

But don’t just take my word for it. And don’t take Rex Weigel’s word for it. Do your own fact check. It’s not hard to do, and it could well save your life.

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Dan Lindsay

Hilo