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John de Rivaz John at longevb.demon.co.uk
Tue Feb 28 02:43:12 EST 1995

I think then I and others write "lawyers" we refer to the actions of the 
profession as a whole, not individuals within it. As Frederick Mann of Terra 
Libra has written, there are lawyers who are also freedom fighters, and they 
often work to curb the excesses of their profession.

The professions are like creatures that use individuals as their cells, and 
they "eat" other individuals (litigants in the case of lawyers). Humanity as 
a whole is denied the services of individuals who are members of wealth 
destroying professions. The ability to memorise large amounds of data and 
manipulate it under pressure is the hallmark of a successful lawyer. 
Unfortunately it also is a prerequisite of a successful biochemist or other 
researcher into the causes and cures of disease.

Because we-the-people pay lawyers more than biochemists, we are primarily to 
blame for the fact that there are more lawyers denying us freedom than their 
are biochemists curing our diseases. 

Dr Keys, whose article reproduced below caused this comment, may also like 
to ponder the concept of suing the government for murder in respect of 
witholding funds from fundamental ageing research mentioned in another 
thread on this group. I agree that the case is unlikely to win, but the 
publicity and public discussion of the principles involved would be 
much more useful than the average law case. 

[To give an example of what is a waste of wealth. In the UK, the 
manufacturers and the government spent the cost of building a small village 
on deciding whether a product known as "Jaffa Cakes" were cakes or biscuits. 
The outcome affects the tax penalty on selling the product. The money the 
company spent would probably have provided several more jobs, and the 
government supports the unemployed ... out of money confiscated by 

In article: <3ir9j8$jqr at pipe4.pipeline.com>  rkeysphd at pipeline.com (Ronald 
B. Keys J.D. Ph.D) writes:
> Gentlemen, 
> Is it really necessary to bash lawyers, here? Some lawyers are even very
> nice and like myself, have been a member of the Life Extension Foundation
> since 1983.  I publish as a public advocate as well as a clinician
> counseling professional on this and a number of other biology-related
> databases. And my material is on patient assessment, molecular biology and
> metabolic pathways, not pathways to the courtroom.  Lets stop lumping and
> generalizing and getting negative or you are just going to turn people 
>  Be professional and act like menschen. 
> From the cutting edge,  
> Ronald B. Keys, JD, PhD (rkeysphd at pipeline.com) 
> National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 
> American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine 
> American Academy of Clinical Gerontology 
> International Association of Biomedical Gerontology 
> American Aging Association 
> Life Extension Foundation 
> Professional Mediator 
Sincerely,     ****************************************       
               * Publisher of        Longevity Report *
John de Rivaz  *                     Fractal Report   *
               *          details on request          *
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