Hi Bryant. Sorry it took me this long to respond. I am under severe attack, day in and day out, especially since posting regularly (which comments they block half the time) at "theintercept" .
I have not had my thyroid checked. Infact, I have a whole lot of things that I need to have checked. I trust my doctor but she, like most doctors, contracts with a lab to perform lab tests and I have seen people putting whole vials of my blood in their pockets, claiming that they "made a mistake" drawing it. We all know where these vials go of course. So it is a matter of finding the right lab, which I have in mind now after a long research.
No I have not had my thyroid checked. However, each time some blood work is done, some "mistake" always seems to occur where one FULL VIAL of blood is then placed in a POCKET for 'disposal'.
I am scheduled for a blood analysis soon, but I am still trying to find an institution I can trust. Dr. Arrigo talked of how torture destroys and rots society from within when the populace loses critical trust in the institutions through which it functions. This is a case in point...