Everyone that follows Apollo, regardless from which side of the fence the fraud may be viewed, knows the story about "Astronaut Boss" Deke Slayton
and the irregular heart rhythm that grounded him, rendering said boss, ostensibly at any rate, a rather lame goose of a non-flying chief fake pilot.
Slayton could pick and chose who pretended to work the fake controls, but would never be allowed at the phony gizmo helm himself. So sad… ain't it
But alas, perhaps we should not weep so very heartily after all for poor poor Deke, for lo and BEHOLD my friends, if you look into this tale just a
bit for yourselves, you shall find it is indeed a sad story, but not with respect to Deke's predicament, as conventionally alleged. Rather, it is
sad in terms of our own, in terms of finding ourselves yet again at the played as sorry chumps end of one more contempt for Joe Taxpayer Apollo
Take a lookie lookie here now now at the Times-Post of Thursday July 10, 1975.
(go to page 220 once on newspaper link for Slayton article)
Sho 'nuff it says in that article that atrial fibrillation is not a debilitating condition. But oh my goodness, !!!!!!! What ever so funny medical
semantics !!!!! Doctors don't like a-fib for lots of "debilitating" reasons. One is, when somebody's heart is going fast in atrial fibrillation,
and going irregularly, it just doesn't pump very well at all. Low blood pressure and all going along with that. you can't perform very well as a
pilot if your head ain't got no blood in it. Who said that wasn't debilitating ? People also have strokes when they bounce in and out of atrial
fibrillation. That seems pretty debilitating to me. How about you ? Aphasia in outer space anyone ?
Course Deke told lots and lots and lots of people he cured himself by taking vitamins. I am not kidding. Deke took some vitamins and his trial
fibrillation went right away. Must be some pretty good vitamins. Maybe we should be using those where I work instead of these fancy medicines that
we got that cost so much money like AMIODARONE and what not, ya know….
This here is a quote from the book MOONSHOT about ol' Deke;
"Deke grumbled and began cramming large doses of Vitamins B, C, and E into his body. He knew very well the old adage that if you treat a cold it goes
away in seven days, and if you ignore a cold it goes away in a week. But his was a whopper, and he kept ingesting the vitamins day after day. Ever
since he’d been bounced off the second Mercury orbital flight, he had had his heartbeat irregularity an average of once every month. Then he
realized that had changed since he had begun taking vitamins. He rushed into the office of Dr. Charles Berry, the astronauts’ chief flight surgeon.
“Chuck, listen to me,” he said excitedly. “I haven’t had one of those heart episodes for a hell of a long time. Something’s happening!”
Berry studied his longtime friend. “You doing anything different?” “Hell, yes. I’m a vitamin junkie.” Chuck Berry nodded slowly. “Deke,
keep taking them. Keep dancing with the one who brought you. If you continue to go along without any heart episodes, well . . . ”
And then you can read about how Deke went to the Mayo Clinic and they performed an ANGIOGRAM on the ol' bird and them fancy Mayo docs figured out
that Deke didn't have coronary artery disease and so somehow that meant he was OK atrial fibrillation wise and so OK to fly.
Funny that… ya' know. If we have a patient in a modern hospital, it is no different now than it was back at the Mayo Clinic in the 70s, a clean
arteriogram means clean coronaries, but that's no complete explanation for atrial fibrillation etiology wise ya' know, a conduction system
problem/electrical problem that may well be due to many different kinds of things, completely unrelated to arterial problems kind of things, and that
would include intrinsic conduction disease which was not amenable to "figuring out" by way of testing in the 1970s. Sure wasn't figure-out-able with
My friends, we have been had again. But fear NOT !!!! Chalk another one up to the Apollo Docs, Decisively et al. We are here to uncover bogus
astronaut diagnoses left and right as we proceed onward, mopping the entirety of cislunar space with lying astronaut heinies.
Can you believe this stuff. ???? This Deke Slayton phony atrial fibrillation cure one is so over the top fake, I had to fasten my desk seat belt for
fear of falling over as I laughed reading about Slayton's bogus illness and typing this out for my advocate of Apollo fraud colleagues who might be
interested in our having fished another phony diagnosis out of this rotten NASA tank.
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