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DETROIT WATER STOPPAGE AND STEM CELLS?

In ALL ARTICLES, OFF THE BEATEN PATH on July 6, 2014 at 10:32 am

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Detroit shut off water to thousands of it’s residents and they want to raise water prices.

How does city government expect a populace to pay a 9% water price hike when unemployment is at 40% and foreclosures have skyrocketed?  And now you’ve shut off water.  Think about that people.  Water is the most important element to survive and it has been shut off.  Have you ever gone a day in the summer without anything to drink?  We’re going to need some Sally Struthers commercials over here soon.  Hey look, there’s a 60% chance of rain today, everyone outside with your buckets!  Of course, rainwater collection is now illegal in some places so they’re screwed.  The people and groups in Detroit are so fed up they are going to the UN for assistance.  Some are probably asking: how come America is involved all over the world with trillions in armed forces money while ‘Rome crumbles.’  Shouldn’t we make sure our military personnel has something to come home to when they are done with their service?  A house with sewage, electricity and running water for example?

Shouldn’t Detroit at some point be declared (have been declared?) a federal emergency area and have federal funds pumped in to resuscitate it?  Or is the intent to leave it to decay like an old gold mine ghost town after the gold rain out because bail outs are just what we do for big corps and foreign countries, not for our citizenry?  Come to think of it, if we pulled 1/10th of our military in foreign countries and the contractors and engineers which always follow to profit after the destruction of a regime, and put them to work rebuilding Detroit water we could prob get the job done in a week.  Come to think of it again, didn’t we bail out the auto industry located in Detroit?  So all that money went into the company which then pulled up stakes in the city which grew them and left the city behind like the dried out husk of a cocoon.  A quick search shows that Chrysler 300s are built in Canada and Ford Fusions and 300 engines are built in Mexico.  Buy American indeed.  We would if we could find any.  Maybe at the mom and pop on the corner…nope, gone, Walmart drove them out of business.

I think we are rapidly approaching a moment in history where the local govt on the one hand is saying, “you can’t grow farms or collect water or live off the grid” and on the other is saying, “we can’t fix or maintain the grid.”  So where does that leave Detroitians?  What conclusion can we take away when our ability to sustain ourselves is getting more and more limited and any hope of depending upon the government for sustenance/assistance (I’m talking about a city that functions on a basic level, not welfare or hand outs) is going the way of the dodo.

And you can bet I’m going to be drawing some serious analogies to shutting off the life sustaining water in Detroit and shutting the flow of healing adult stem cell therapies in the USA.  Hey, we want to live!  Are you getting this?  We want to live!

Groups Appeal to UN for ‘Humanity’ as Detroit Shuts Off Water to Thousands
‘By denying water service to thousands, Detroit is violating the human right to water.’
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
June 18, 2014

Wikimedia / CC

As thousands of people in Detroit go without water, and the city moves to cut off services to tens of thousands more, concerned organizations have taken the unusual step of appealing to the United Nations to intervene and protect the “human right to water.”…

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UNALIENABLE RIGHTS OF LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

In ALL ARTICLES, HOPE AND INSPIRATION, OFF THE BEATEN PATH on July 4, 2014 at 4:23 pm

TODAY WE DECLARED WAR ON A TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT WHICH IMPEDED OUR UNALIENABLE RIGHTS OF LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.

On this day, July 4th of the year 2014, let us remember why we are celebrating and what we fought for.

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HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

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IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html

FUKUSHIMA vs WEST COAST USA

In HEALTH AND WELLNESS on June 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm

After assessing the potential damage of the Fukushima reactor disaster, if you live on the West Coast of the USA, my unprofessional advice is – RUN!

Want to become a near-expert on Radiation, Fukushima, biology and why you may die from something that happened in Japan?  Watch this video of Dr. Helen Caldicott said she would evacuate her family from Boston if building 4 in Fukushima collapsed: http://archive.org/details/scm-30754-drhelencaldicottwhatwelearnedf

The SHORT SHORT story:

  1. The Fukushima reactor melted down March 11, 2011 and is spewing tons of radioactive water into the Pacific ocean.
  2. FUKUSHIMA DISASTER TIMELINE.
  3. This is not the end of the story as “…the reactors are “riddled with meltdown holes”, building 4 – with more radiation than all nuclear bombs ever dropped or tested – is missing entire walls, and building 3 is a pile of rubble.The whole complex is leaking like a sieve, and the rivers of water pumped into the reactors every day are just pouring into the ocean(with only a slight delay).” via (In order to prevent a complete meltdown, sea-water was used to cool the reactors. Tons of radioactive water flooding into the Pacific ocean will continue indefinitely as water is being used to cool the storage pools. The technology to remove and properly store the existing rods, the radioactive water and debris does not yet exist. Though there has been near complete media blackout on the continuing risks posed by Fukishima, over one year later, the danger to the entire world is extremely high and the potential to get much worse is significant.)
  4. There is a huge irradiated debris field which is 2,000 miles long by 1,000 mile wide.  By comparison, the entire USA is 2880 miles  wide by 1860 miles high.  This radioactive debris field consisting of houses, cars, boats, etc is 1/3 the size of the USA.
  5. The irradiated debris field will effect the ocean life, the coast line, the  kelp, coral, fish, beaches and everything else on the coast.
  6. Irradiated ocean water WILL evaporate into the sky, become clouds, rain down into the water tables we drink, irradiate the soil, the grass the cows eat, the crops, the wheat made into bread, etc until everything on the West Coast will be effected by the radioactive isotopes.
  7. As a precursor to all of this happening, Blue Fin Tuna have migrated across the ocean from Japan and already hit West Coast USA and they are irradiated.

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That’s the SHORT SHORT story, the medium story is this…
(be warned, this info is very disturbing!!)

1. A GIFT FROM JAPAN
The spread of radiation across the Pacific ocean, which is now understood/admitted to be undiluted by the Pacific ocean and the long distance it travels, is following the radioactive migrating Blue Fin Tunas on the “Kuroshio Current” (see image below).

2. STAYING “CURRENT” WITH THE SPREAD OF RADIOACTIVE DEBRIS – COMING SOON TO CALI!
While radiation laden Tuna has already reached the West Coast, this HUGE island of radioactive debris will wash up on the Western sea board around March of 2013 (~day 700 on animated pic below), irradiating the water, kelp, coral, sea life and shore lines. Due to the “California Current,” the radiation will hover, eddy and whirlpool on the West Coast for 9-12 years or more (days 700 to 3500 on animated pic below).

PLEASE view the animation of the path of the debris field here: http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/users/nikolai/2011/Pacific_Islands/Simulation_of_Debris_from_March_11_2011_Japan_tsunami.gif

http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/05/does-radiation-travel-across-the-sea/map_slideshow/

FYI – The debris field does not consist of a 2×4, a shoe box, 2 cartons of milk and some ringlets from a six pack…

3. HOW THE CYCLE OF WATER ENDS THE CIRCLE OF LIFE
The lingering radiation in the ocean will enter the rain clouds via evaporation and condensation where it will be stored, traveling at up to 100 miles per hour or falling to the earth in rain water via precipitation where it will enter the soil, rivers, water tables, grass, flowers, etc. via infiltration and runoff. The cows eat the grass so it will be in the milk and the beef. Wheat is made into bread so it’s in the grains and soon there will be intolerable amounts of radiation in every food source, air, water, etc. which will accumulate in human bodies causing mutations, leukemia and other cancers, etc. This is already a problem in California!! For example:

San Francisco Rainwater: Radiation 181 Times Above US Drinking Water Standard – DK Matai|April 04, 2011| – “Radiation from Japan rained on Berkeley, California, during recent storms at levels that exceeded drinking water standards by 181 times. A rooftop water monitoring program managed by the University of California at Berkeley’s Department of Nuclear Engineering detected substantial spikes in rain-borne iodine-131 during those torrential downpours. The levels exceeded federal drinking water thresholds, known as Maximum Contaminant Levels — or MCLs — by as much as 181 times or 18,100%. Iodine-131 is one of the most cancer-causing toxic radioactive isotopes spewed when nuclear power plants are in meltdown. It is being ingested by cows, which have begun passing it through into their milk and radioactivity has been detected. [Multiple Sources]

Radiation Effects on Humans

Radiation occurs when unstable nuclei of atoms decay and release particles. There are many different types of radiation. When these particles touch various organic material such as tissue, damage may, and probably will, be done. Radiation can cause burns, cancers, and death.

Units of Measurement

The unit used to measure radiation dosage is the rem, which stands for roentgen equivalent in man. It represents the amount of radiation needed to produce a particular amount of damage to living tissue. The total dose of rems determines how much harm a person suffers. At Hiroshima and Nagasaki, people received a dose of rems at the instant of the explosions, then more from the surroundings and, in limited areas, from fallout. Fallout is composed of radioactive particles that are carried into the upper atmosphere by a nuclear explosion and that eventually fall back to the earth’s surface.

Effects of Radiation Exposure on Human Health

Although a dose of just 25 rems causes some detectable changes in blood, doses to near 100 rems usually have no immediate harmful effects. Doses above 100 rems cause the first signs of radiation sickness including:

      • nausea
      • vomiting
      • headache
      • some loss of white blood cells

Doses of 300 rems or more cause temporary hair loss, but also more significant internal harm, including damage to nerve cells and the cells that line the digestive tract. Severe loss of white blood cells, which are the body’s main defense against infection, makes radiation victims highly vulnerable to disease. Radiation also reduces production of blood platelets, which aid blood clotting, so victims of radiation sickness are also vulnerable to hemorrhaging. Half of all people exposed to 450 rems die, and doses of 800 rems or more are always fatal. Besides the symptoms mentioned above, these people also suffer from fever and diarrhea. As of yet, there is no effective treatment–so death occurs within two to fourteen days.

In time, for survivors, diseases such as leukemia (cancer of the blood), lung cancer, thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and cancers of other organs can appear due to the radiation received.

Major Radiation Exposure in Real Life Events

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

For more information on what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, consult the nuclear past page and the nuclear warfare page.

Many people at Hiroshima and Nagasaki died not directly from the actual explosion, but from the radiation released as a result of the explosion. For example, a fourteen-year-old boy was admitted to a Hiroshima hospital two days after the explosion, suffering from a high fever and nausea. Nine days later his hair began to fall out. His supply of white blood cells dropped lower and lower. On the seventeenth day he began to bleed from his nose, and on the twenty-first day he died.

At Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the few surviving doctors observed symptoms of radiation sickness for the first time. In his book Nagasaki 1945, Dr. Tatsuichiro Akizuki wrote of the puzzling, unknown disease, of symptoms that “suddenly appeared in certain patients with no apparent injuries.” Several days after the bombs exploded, doctors learned that they were treating the effects of radiation exposure. “We were now able to label our unknown adversary ‘atomic disease’ or ‘radioactive contamination’ among other names. But they were only labels: we knew nothing about its cause or cure… Within seven to ten days after the A-bomb explosion, people began to die in swift succession. They died of the burns that covered their bodies and of acute atomic disease. Innumerable people who had been burnt turned a mulberry color, like worms, and died… The disease,” wrote Dr. Akizuki, “destroyed them little by little. As a doctor, I was forced to face the slow and certain deaths of my patients.”

Doctors and nurses had no idea of how their own bodies had been affected by radioactivity. Dr. Akizuki wrote, “All of us suffered from diarrhea and a discharge of blood from the gums, but we kept this to ourselves. Each of us thought: tomorrow it might be me… We became stricken with fear of the future.” Dr. Akizuki survived, as did several hundred thousand others in or near Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In fact, at least ten people who had fled from Hiroshima to Nagasaki survived both bombs.

The survivors have suffered physically from cataracts, leukemia and other cancers, malformed offspring, and premature aging, and also emotionally, from social discrimination. Within a few months of the nuclear explosions, leukemia began to appear among the survivors at an abnormally high rate. Some leukemia victims were fetuses within their mothers’ wombs when exposed to radiation. One child who was born two days after the Hiroshima explosion eventually died of acute leukemia at the age of eighteen. The number of leukemia cases has declined with time, but the incidence of lung cancer, thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and cancers of other organs has increased among the survivors.

Three Mile Island

For more information on what happened at Three Mile Island, consult the nuclear past page.

On a Wednesday morning, maintenance workers cleaning sludge from a small pipe blocked the flow of water in the main feedwater system of a reactor at Three Mile Island near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The sift foreman heard “loud, thunderous noises, like a couple of freight trains,” coming. Since the reactor was still producing heat, it heated the blocked cooling water around its core hot enough to create enough pressure to have popped a relief valve. Some 220 gallons of water per minute began flowing out of the reactor vessel. Within five minutes after the main feedwater system failed, the reactor, deprived of all normal and emergency sources of cooling water, and no longer able to use its enormous energy to generate electricity, gradually started to tear itself apart.

The loss of coolant at the reactor continued for some 16 hours. Abort a third of the core melted down. Radioactive water flowed through the stuck relief valve into an auxiliary building, where it pooled on the floor. Radioactive gas was released into the atmosphere. An estimated 140,000 people were evacuated from the area. It took a month to stabilize the malfunctioning unit and safely shut it down. The reactor was a total loss and the cleanup required years of repair and hundreds of millions of dollars.

No one was reported injured and the little radiation that leaked out was quickly dispersed. Although this accident did cost lots of money and time, no one was hurt.

Chernobyl

For more information on what happened at Chernobyl, consult the nuclear past page.

A far more serious accident occured at Chernobyl, in what was then still the Soviet Union. At the time of the accident, the Chernobyl nuclear power station consisted of four operating 1,000 megawatt power reactors. Without question, the accident at Chernobyl was the result of a fatal combination of ignorance and complacency. “As members of a select scientific panel convened immediately after the… accident,” writes Nobel laureate Hans Bethe, “my colleagues and I established that the Chernobyl disaster tells us about the deficiencies of the Soviet political and administrative system rather than about problems with nuclear power.”

Although the problem at Chernobyl was relatively complex, it can basically be summarized as a mismanaged electrical engineering experiment which resulted in the reactor exploding. The explosion was chemical, driven by gases and steam generated by the core runaway, not by nuclear reactions. Flames, sparks, and chunks of burning material were flying into the air above the unit. These were red-hot pieces of nuclear fuel and graphite. About 50 tons of nuclear fuel evaporated and were released by the explosion into the atmosphere. In addition, about 70 tons were ejected sideways from the periphery of the core. Some 50 tons of nuclear fuel and 800 tons of reactor graphite remained in the reactor vault, where it formed a pit reminiscent of a volcanic crater as the graphite still in the reactor had turned up completely in a few days after the explosion.

The resulting radioactive release was equivalent to ten Hiroshimas. In fact, since the Hiroshima bomb was air-burst–no part of the fireball touched the ground–the Chernobyl release polluted the countryside much more than ten Hiroshimas would have done. Many people died from the explosion and even more from the effects of the radiation later. Still today, people are dying from the radiation caused by the Chernobyl accident. The estimated total number of deaths will be 16,000. via http://library.thinkquest.org/3471/radiation_effects_body.html

Radiation and Health

How does radiation cause health effects?

Radioactive materials that decay spontaneously produce ionizing radiation, which has sufficient energy to strip away electrons from atoms (creating two charged ions) or to break some chemical bonds. Any living tissue in the human body can be damaged by ionizing radiation in a unique manner. The body attempts to repair the damage, but sometimes the damage is of a nature that cannot be repaired or it is too severe or widespread to be repaired. Also mistakes made in the natural repair process can lead to cancerous cells. The most common forms of ionizing radiation are alpha and beta particles, or gamma and X-rays.


What kinds of health effects does exposure to radiation cause?

In general, the amount and duration of radiation exposure affects the severity or type of health effect. There are two broad categories of health effects: stochastic and non-stochastic.

Stochastic Health Effects

Stochastic effects are associated with long-term, low-level (chronic) exposure to radiation. (“Stochastic” refers to the likelihood that something will happen.) Increased levels of exposure make these health effects more likely to occur, but do not influence the type or severity of the effect.

Cancer is considered by most people the primary health effect from radiation exposure. Simply put, cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells. Ordinarily, natural processes control the rate at which cells grow and replace themselves. They also control the body’s processes for repairing or replacing damaged tissue. Damage occurring at the cellular or molecular level, can disrupt the control processes, permitting the uncontrolled growth of cells cancer This is why ionizing radiation’s ability to break chemical bonds in atoms and molecules makes it such a potent carcinogen.

Other stochastic effects also occur. Radiation can cause changes in DNA, the “blueprints” that ensure cell repair and replacement produces a perfect copy of the original cell. Changes in DNA are called mutations.

Sometimes the body fails to repair these mutations or even creates mutations during repair. The mutations can be teratogenic or genetic. Teratogenic mutations are caused by exposure of the fetus in the uterus and affect only the individual who was exposed. Genetic mutations are passed on to offspring.

Non-Stochastic Health Effects

Non-stochastic effects appear in cases of exposure to high levels of radiation, and become more severe as the exposure increases. Short-term, high-level exposure is referred to as ‘acute’ exposure.

Many non-cancerous health effects of radiation are non-stochastic. Unlike cancer, health effects from ‘acute’ exposure to radiation usually appear quickly. Acute health effects include burns and radiation sickness. Radiation sickness is also called ‘radiation poisoning.’ It can cause premature aging or even death. If the dose is fatal, death usually occurs within two months. The symptoms of radiation sickness include: nausea, weakness, hair loss, skin burns or diminished organ function.

Medical patients receiving radiation treatments often experience acute effects, because they are receiving relatively high “bursts” of radiation during treatment.


Is any amount of radiation safe?

There is no firm basis for setting a “safe” level of exposure above background for stochastic effects. Many sources emit radiation that is well below natural background levels. This makes it extremely difficult to isolate its stochastic effects. In setting limits, EPA makes the conservative (cautious) assumption that any increase in radiation exposure is accompanied by an increased risk of stochastic effects.

Some scientists assert that low levels of radiation are beneficial to health (this idea is known as hormesis).

However, there do appear to be threshold exposures for the various non-stochastic effects. (Please note that the acute affects in the following table are cumulative. For example, a dose that produces damage to bone marrow will have produced changes in blood chemistry and be accompanied by nausea.)

Exposure
(rem)
Health Effect Time to Onset
(without treatment)
5-10 changes in blood chemistry
50 nausea hours
55 fatigue
70 vomiting
75 hair loss 2-3 weeks
90 diarrhea
100 hemorrhage
400 possible death within 2 months
1,000 destruction of intestinal lining
internal bleeding
and death 1-2 weeks
2,000 damage to central nervous system
loss of consciousness; minutes
and death hours to days
  • Estimating Risk
    This page describes how scientists estimate cancer and other health risks from radiation exposures.

How do we know radiation causes cancer?

Basically, we have learned through observation. When people first began working with radioactive materials, scientists didn’t understand radioactive decay, and reports of illness were scattered.

As the use of radioactive materials and reports of illness became more frequent, scientists began to notice patterns in the illnesses. People working with radioactive materials and x-rays developed particular types of uncommon medical conditions. For example, scientists recognized as early at 1910 that radiation caused skin cancer. Scientists began to keep track of the health effects, and soon set up careful scientific studies of groups of people who had been exposed.

Among the best known long-term studies are those of Japanese atomic bomb blast survivors, other populations exposed to nuclear testing fallout (for example, natives of the Marshall Islands), and uranium miners.


Aren’t children more sensitive to radiation than adults?

Yes, because children are growing more rapidly, there are more cells dividing and a greater opportunity for radiation to disrupt the process. EPA’s radiation protection standards take into account the differences in the sensitivity due to age and gender.

Fetuses are also highly sensitive to radiation. The resulting effects depend on which systems are developing at the time of exposure.


Effects of Radiation Type and Exposure Pathway

Both the type of radiation to which the person is exposed and the pathway by which they are exposed influence health effects. Different types of radiation vary in their ability to damage different kinds of tissue. Radiation and radiation emitters (radionuclides) can expose the whole body (direct exposure) or expose tissues inside the body when inhaled or ingested.

All kinds of ionizing radiation can cause cancer and other health effects. The main difference in the ability of alpha and beta particles and gamma and x-rays to cause health effects is the amount of energy they can deposit in a given space. Their energy determines how far they can penetrate into tissue. It also determines how much energy they are able to transmit directly or indirectly to tissues and the resulting damage.

Although an alpha particle and a gamma ray may have the same amount of energy, inside the body the alpha particle will deposit all of its energy in a very small volume of tissue. The gamma radiation will spread energy over a much larger volume. This occurs because alpha particles have a mass that carries the energy, while gamma rays do not.


Non-Radiation Health Effects of Radionuclides

Radioactive elements and compounds behave chemically exactly like their non-radioactive forms. For example, radioactive lead has the same chemical properties as non-radioactive lead. The public health protection question that EPA’s scientists must answer is, “How do we best manage all the hazards a pollutant presents?” (See Protecting Against Exposure)


Do chemical properties of radionuclides contribute to radiation health effects?

The chemical properties of a radionuclide can determine where health effects occur. To function properly many organs require certain elements. They cannot distinguish between radioactive and non-radioactive forms of the element and accumulate one as quickly as the other.

  • Radioactive iodine concentrates in the thyroid. The thyroid needs iodine to function normally, and cannot tell the difference between stable and radioactive isotopes. As a result, radioactive iodine contributes to thyroid cancer more than other types of cancer.
  • Calcium, strontium-90 and radium-226 have similar chemical properties. The result is that strontium and radium in the body tend to collect in calcium rich areas, such as bones and teeth. They contribute to bone cancer.

Estimating Health Effects

What is the cancer risk from radiation? How does it compare to the risk of cancer from other sources?

Each radionuclide represents a somewhat different health risk. However, health physicists currently estimate that overall, if each person in a group of 10,000 people exposed to 1 rem of ionizing radiation, in small doses over a life time, we would expect 5 or 6 more people to die of cancer than would otherwise.

In this group of 10,000 people, we can expect about 2,000 to die of cancer from all non-radiation causes. The accumulated exposure to 1 rem of radiation, would increase that number to about 2005 or 2006.

To give you an idea of the usual rate of exposure, most people receive about 3 tenths of a rem (300 mrem) every year from natural background sources of radiation (mostly radon).

What are the risks of other long-term health effects?

Other than cancer, the most prominent long-term health effects are teratogenic and genetic mutations.

Teratogenic mutations result from the exposure of fetuses (unborn children) to radiation. They can include smaller head or brain size, poorly formed eyes, abnormally slow growth, and mental retardation. Studies indicate that fetuses are most sensitive between about eight to fifteen  weeks after conception. They remain somewhat less sensitive between six and twenty-five weeks old.

The relationship between dose and mental retardation is not known exactly. However, scientists estimate that if 1,000 fetuses that were between eight and fifteen weeks old were exposed to one rem, four fetuses would become mentally retarded. If the fetuses were between sixteen and twenty-five weeks old, it is estimated that one of them would be mentally retarded.

Genetic effects are those that can be passed from parent to child. Health physicists estimate that about fifty severe hereditary effects will occur in a group of one million live-born children whose parents were both exposed to one rem. About one hundred twenty severe hereditary effects would occur in all descendants.

In comparison, all other causes of genetic effects result in as many as 100,000 severe hereditary effects in one million live-born children. These genetic effects include those that occur spontaneously (“just happen”) as well as those that have non-radioactive causes.

Additional sources:

http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/bio-effects-radiation.html

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Effects of Radiation on the Human Body

Radiation effects on the body

Hair Brain Thyroid Blood System Heart Gastrointestinal Tract Reproductive Tract

Click on a number to learn about the effects of radiation on the body

(1) Hair  The losing of hair quickly and in clumps occurs with radiation exposure at 200 rems or higher.

(2) Brain  Since brain cells do not reproduce, they won’t be damaged directly unless the exposure is 5,000 rems or greater.
Like the heart, radiation kills nerve cells and small blood vessels, and can cause seizures and immediate death.

(3) Thyroid  The certain body parts are more specifically affected by exposure to different types of radiation sources.
The thyroid gland is susceptible to radioactive iodine. In sufficient amounts, radioactive iodine can destroy all or part of the thyroid. By taking potassium iodide, one can reduce the effects of exposure.

(4) Blood System  When a person is exposed to around 100 rems, the blood’s lymphocyte cell count will be reduced,
leaving the victim more susceptible to infection. This is often refered to as mild radiation sickness. Early symptoms of radiation sickness mimic
those of flu and may go unnoticed unless a blood count is done.According to data from Hiroshima and Nagaski, show that symptoms may persist for
up to 10 years and may also have an increased long-term risk for leukemia and lymphoma.

(5) Heart  Intense exposure to radioactive material at 1,000 to 5,000 rems would do immediate damage to small blood vessels and probably cause heart failure and death directly.

(6) Gastrointestinal Tract  Radiation damage to the intestinal tract lining will cause nausea, bloody vomiting and diarrhea. This is occurs when the victim’s exposure is 200 rems or more. The radiation will begin to destroy the cells in the body that divide rapidly. These including blood, GI tract, reproductive and hair cells, and harms their DNA and RNA of surviving cells.

(7) Reproductive Tract  Because reproductive tract cells divide rapidly, these areas of the body can be damaged at rem levels as low as 200. Long-term, some radiation sickness victims will become sterile.

via http://www.atomicarchive.com/Effects/radeffects.shtml

CANCER AND DEATH FROM RADIATION

In the 1920’s, watch dials were painted with a radium based luminous paint. The employees, all women, who did this work often licked their paint brushes to give them a sharp point and ingested a small quantity of the paint each time they did this. The radium in the paint collected in the bones of these employees and resulted in bone tumors 8 to 40 years later. It demonstrates quite clearly that the risk of cancer increases with the radiation dose.

In Great Britain more than 6500 patients with arthritis of the spine were treated with large doses of x-rays. The average dose was 3000mGy (300 rads). The disease called ankylosing spondylitis, causes a painful stiffening of the joints in the backbone. Of the 6,500 patients, 30 developed leukemia compared with an expected incidence of 7 cases.

The largest number of human beings exposed to high levels of whole body radiation are the survivors of the Hiroshima andNagasaki atom bomb attacks. Nearly 80,000 of these people have been carefully studied in the years since the war. Of this number of survivors, 126 died of leukemia. This is nearly double the normal figure for this number of people. The incidence of leukemia was related to the distance from the explosion and therefore to the radiation dose received. The highest incidence was in those survivors closest to the explosion. This provided clear evidence of the dose dependent relationship of leukemia to radiation, i.e. the higher the dose, the greater the risk. The study of these survivors also indicated an increase in frequency of stomach, lung and breast cancer. These have taken much longer to develop and some are still appearing now.

The A-bomb data from Japan shows that there is a delay (called the latency) between the radiation exposure and the death from cancer it induces. The mean latency from leukemia is in the region of ten years, and for the other cancers it is more than twenty years. Even now, more than 40 years after the explosions, excess cancer deaths are still occurring.
(http://www.triumf.ca/safety/rpt/rpt_4/node20.html)

RADIATION 101

The science behind it all and “Individual Self Protective Measures”

4. HOME FIELD DISADVANTAGE
Meanwhile, back in Japan…

“In March 2011, Japanese officials announced that “radioactive iodine-131 exceeding safety limits for infants had been detected at 18 water-purification plants in Tokyo and five other prefectures”.[7] As of July 2011, the Japanese government has been unable to control the spread of radioactive material into the nation’s food. Radioactive material has been detected in a range of produce, including spinach, tea leaves, milk, fish and beef, up to 200 miles from the nuclear plant. Inside the 12-mile evacuation zone around the plant, all farming has been abandoned.[8][9]

As of February 2012, the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is still leaking radiation and areas surrounding it could remain uninhabitable for decades due to high radiation. It could take “more than 20 years before residents could safely return to areas with current radiation readings of 200 millisieverts per year, and a decade for areas at 100 millisieverts per year”.[10]”

“27,000 terabecquerels (27,000 trillion becquerels) of Cesium were released into the ocean; Tepco had estimated 15,000 terabecquerels.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-31/fukushima-plant-released-record-amount-of-radiation-into-ocean.html# A different study, published in the Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics journal estimated Cesium releases to the air at 35,800 terabecquerels.” via http://www.nirs.org/reactorwatch/accidents/Fukushimafactsheet.pdf

5. CHERNOBYL YESTERDAY, FUKUSHIMA TODAY, GONE TOMORROW
Looking to the Chernobyl disaster as a benchmark, it is agreed among experts that Fukushima was a significantly larger disaster than Chernobyl.

The release of radioactivity from Fukushima is at least as great as from Chernobyl, and a humanitarian disaster on the scale of Chernobyl needs to be averted by acknowledging the truth and taking responsibility for mitigating measures Dr. Mae-Wan Ho – Truth about Fukushima

Chernobyl was centered on Kiev which, unlike Japan, is about 500 miles from the closest body of water, ~1000 miles by twists and turns of the river and the final destination is the body of water of the Black Sea which is also primarily land locked. Therefor, distribution on ocean currents is minimal to non-existent. Nonetheless, due to the radiation exposure in Kiev,25 years have passed, but in Kiev Hospital, 90% of babies die before they become 1 year old!!!” (this is one of the EVEN MORE disturbing parts!)

More mutation images:
“…the reactors are “riddled with meltdown holes”, building 4 – with more radiation than all nuclear bombs ever dropped or tested – is missing entire walls, and building 3 is a pile of rubble.The whole complex is leaking like a sieve, and the rivers of water pumped into the reactors every day are just pouring into the ocean(with only a slight delay).”

The End (of days)

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So that’s the short story.
I will leave you with one final and chilling note,
in the form of a witty and “black humor” quote
(which now takes on an ominous and all to real aspect):
“Friends help you move, Real friends help you move bodies.”
I recommend enlisting the first before you are faced with the latter.

What follows is an enormous amount of substantiating data which paints a very clear and ugly picture.

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Corporate Media Finally Admitting Radiation In US Seafood Over 1 Year Later
Posted by – May 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm – Permalink Source via Alexander Higgins Blog

Radiation Plume Hits Hawaii From Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

A series of corporate media news outlets are finally reporting on the detection of Fukushima nuclear radiation fallout in US seafood, in some cases a year after it was detected.

Despite the detecting of nuclear fallout from Fukushima in the US. the United States government claimed there was no a need to test seafood for radiation

Despite those claims, recently released scientific studies show Iodine was detected in Pacific Kelp, Cesium was detected in Pacific tuna, and radiation in fish oil.

Those reports are now forcing the corporate media to report on the reality that Japan nuclear radiation has made its way into the United States seafood supply…

FOUNDATION-FUNDED BLUEFINSCIENTISTS CONFOUND, CONFUSE AND RAISE SUSPICION

(SELECTED EXCERPTS SHOWN, SEE ARTICLE FOR MORE INFO)

THE TUNA STUDY FROM FUKUSHIMA RESULTED IN 278 picocuries per kilogram

THE near-all-time record contamination levels RESULTED IN 200 picocuries/day (Pacific seafood during the Earth’s ‘nuclear autumn’ – in the 1960s – when we were testing hydrogen bombs in air and space — on an average basis – 1963-1964.)

This was the time period of the greatest human-inflicted increase in neonatal mortalities in the U.S. and U.K. The cause of the spike: globally-dispersed radioactive poisons from nuclear weapons testing.

…measurements of greater Nagasaki in 1946. The populated suburb of Nishiyama remained in 1946 – and still remains – more tainted with medium- and long-lived radioactivity than Nagasaki itself. The same is the case for suburbs west of Hiroshima. The reason is that rains over the bombed cities brought radioactivity from the dispersing mushroom clouds down to the ground via black-colored raindrops, or ‘black rain.’

When we think of safe levels of radiation, the source of our understanding is a long-running study of people exposed to instantaneous radiation effects from the A-bomb blast in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This study, however, gives a distorted view of what happens when people are not standing in the vicinity of a nuclear bomb blast but instead are exposed internally over time to the radiation it leaves behind.

For decades, global peoples have been consuming foods and water made radioactive from nuclear tests and accidents. The perfect micro-ecology to serve as a model to estimate our global risk from ‘global fallout’ is Nishiyama, whose gardens, reservoir and even the residents’ own bodies harbor excess radioactive poisons from the 1945 A-bomb attack. But global governments and scientists keep turning a blind eye to it.

UNDERSTANDING WHY PRO-RADIATION ARGUMENTS ARE FLAWED (or Tips for arguing with radiation PR people
When they belittle your claims… by comparing any exposure from their facilities to… You say or ask…
…about your exposure to fallout from nuke plants or weapons testing fallout… ….background radiation… ‘Background radiation doesn’t mean it is harmless – it probably does cause a small portion of cancers. If you are adding to the background radiation, you are adding to someone’s risk.”How many more defective children will be born and how many cancers will be induced by this increase in ‘background radiation’?
…about your exposure to fallout from nuke plants or weapons testing fallout… …flying in a airplane… ‘That is not a realistic comparison. Radionuclides in fallout are incorporated into our bodies (tissue, bones). Most of the radiation from cosmic rays is external.’
…about your exposure to fallout from nuke plants or weapons testing fallout… … a chest x-ray… ‘You don’t ingest or inhale the radiation source from x-rays. An x-ray lasts for a millisecond. Fallout lingers in body tissue and bones for decades .’
…about your exposure to fallout from nuke plants or weapons testing fallout… …eating a banana ‘Potassium-40 is a naturally occurring radioisotope that has been present in foods and the environment on Earth for billions of years. Potassium 40, which at normal body levels delivers an annual internal dose to the soft tissue of 20 millirem and 5 millirem to the bone, is not as hazardous as many forms of anthropogenic (meaning: artificial; manmade) radiation for several reasons. One main reason is, unlike many types of manmade fission products, its environmental levels rarely peak to hundreds or thousands of times normal levels. Since 1945, we’ve seen a cycle of drastic rising and falling of levels of environmental anthropogenic radiation with nuclear accidents, non-accident releases, radioactivity blowing around, etc… Another reason: some forms of anthropogenic radiation in the body do much more damage than potassium-40 for the same quantity of radiation. Dose tables printed in a 1970s document (NUREG 1.109 rev. 1 Oct. ’77) by the NRC paint a spooky, yet realistic, picture for what happens to a radiation sensitive organ, the thyroid, when iodine-131 is consumed. A NRC formula indicates that 1,000 picocuries of iodine-131 gives a dose of 80 millirems to the adult thyroid and 140 millirems to the thyroid of an infant. Consider: one liter of ‘Sunrise Dairy’ (Kansas) milk in April 2011 had 1,518 pCi/L of Iodine-131. That was from Fukushima.
…about your exposure to fallout from nuke plants or weapons testing fallout… …standing next to a smoke alarm…. ‘You don’t ingest or inhale the Americium-241 from smoke alarms. You’re talking about the small gamma component of Am-241. That’s external exposure.’
Plume-gate, the world’s biggest nuclear cover-up to date
A situation that is now being dubbed “Plume-gate,” this massive cover-up of critical information about Fukushima could have saved thousands of lives, including the more than 14,000 individuals, many of whom were babies, that died in the weeks following the disaster (http://www.naturalnews.com/034586_Fukushima_USA_fatalities.html). And yet to this very day, the federal government’s cozy relationship with the nuclear industry has allowed the injustice to continue, as no proper investigation into this dastardly crime has yet taken place.

Fukushima Reactor Global Security Issue: Japanese Former Diplomat

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Number 4 reactor presents a security problem for the entire world, Mitsuhei Murata, Japan’s former ambassador to Switzerland said.

Fukushima Daiichi plants are “not under control at all… and the situation with nuclear reactors in Japan is like vehicles being driven without a license,” Mr. Murata told a news conference at the foreign correspondents’ club of Japan on June 5.

Four nuclear plants in Fukushima Daiichi were damaged by last year’s great earthquake and tsunami. Recently, people have expressed concerns about Unit 4’s spent fuel pool which stores more than 1500 rods. The unit would be too fragile to withstand an M7-class earthquake…

FUKUSHIMA: Pacific Ocean Will Not Dilute Dumped Radioactive Water
Washington’s Blog– June 6, 2012The operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has been dumping something like a thousand tons per dayof radioactive water into the Pacific ocean.

Remember, the reactors are “riddled with meltdown holes”, building 4 – with more radiation than all nuclear bombs ever dropped or tested – is missing entire walls, and building 3 is a pile of rubble.

The whole complex is leaking like a sieve, and the rivers of water pumped into the reactors every day are just pouring into the ocean (with only a slight delay).

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University of Hawaii’s International Pacific Research Center, which predicts that:

“In three years, the [debris] plume will reach the U.S. West Coast, dumping debris on Californian beaches and the beaches of British Columbia, Alaska, and Baja California…”

Indeed, CNN notes:

The debris mass, which appears as an island from the air, contains cars, trucks, tractors, boats and entire houses floating in the current heading toward the U.S. and Canada, according to ABC News.

  1. Leukaemia-Causing Radioactive Water Leaks From Fukushima Into Pacific Ocean
  2. Regulator Says Radioactive Water Leaking Into Ocean From Japanese Nuclear Plant
  3. Fukushima radiation detected 400 miles away in Pacific Ocean
  4. Japan’s Latest Proposal To Contain Fukushima’s Radioactive Fallout – A (Circus) Tent
  5. 20 terabecquerels of radioactive materials flowed out to Pacific
  6. Fukushima already ten times worse than Chernobyl in ocean waters, suggests data
  7. Nuclear And Industrial Safety Agency says water cannons failed at Fukushima
  8. The Amount of Radioactive Fuel at Fukushima DWARFS Chernobyl
  9. Confirmed: Fukushima disaster contaminated ocean with 50 million times normal radiation
  10. Japan to pump radioactive water into sea until Sunday
  11. North Carolina nuclear facility leaking radioactive cooling water
  12. Fukushima beyond point of no return as radioactive core melts through containment vessel
Japan’s Fukushima Child Victims’ Law – Why Allow Chlidren to Live in Hot Zones?
Global Research, March 31, 2012

IITATE, Fukushima — Radioactive cesium far exceeding the allowable limit and way higher than previously detected contamination levels in fish has been found in river trout here, the prefectural government said on March 28.

The yamame, or landlocked masu salmon, caught in the Niida River in Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, measured 18,700 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram, a reading over 37 times more than the government-imposed provisional limit of 500 becquerels per kilogram.

The radiation dose detected this time exceeds the 14,400 becquerels per kilogram detected in sand eels in waters off Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, in April 2011, becoming the highest radiation dose found in sea and freshwater fish since the outbreak of the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant in March last year.

The prefectural government has requested related fishery cooperatives to refrain from catching and eating yamame fish from the Niida River’s main current and tributaries.

The contaminated fish was caught for sampling prior to the opening of the fishing season in April this year and has not been circulated in markets.

Tepco ordered employees to downplay Fukushima accident
Posted by Mochizuki on June 2nd, 2012 • 5 Comments

Following up this article..Possible recriticality in reactor2

Weekly Asahi reported another comment of the Tepco engineer from the engineering devision.

“One month after 311, when he was talking to his coworker, he heard they were ordered by the company to downplay the Fukushima accident to make it look less severe than Chernobyl.

It has never happened in the world that multiple reactors exploded. I thought that was a problem to downplay the influence. Probably they did not disclose information for the same reason.”

Reality in Fukushima 3

Posted by Mochizuki on June 5th, 2012 • – Following up this article..[Video] Reality in Fukushima 2

6/2/2012, contamination level of elementary and junior high school was measured in Koriyama Fukushima. The dosimeter calculates Bq/cm2. It is converted to Bq/m2 by multiplied by 10^4. It is the total of cesium 134 and 137. For reference, according to the report of IAEA, it was less than 37,000 Bq/m2 in Kiev. (Cesium 137)

Reality in Fukushima 3

The difference of the measurement in Kiev and Koriyama are like these below,

  1. In Kiev, only cesium 137 was measured.
  2. In Koriyama, it was measured on concrete.
  3. In Koriyama, most of the schools have already been “decontaminated”.

25 years have passed, but in Kiev Hospital,

90% of babies die before they become 1 year old!!!

Marijuana, Fat Russians, Stents and E-Cigarettes

In ALL ARTICLES on April 26, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Arkansas medical marijuana advocates begin petition

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) – Proponents of legalizing medical marijuana in Arkansas are hoping that 2012 is their lucky year. | Full Article
Unhealthy Russians think they’re in good shape
April 26, 2011 09:28 AM ET
LONDON (Reuters) – Most Russians overestimate how healthy they are and many run high health risks by smoking, abusing alcohol, being obese and failing to take enough exercise, according to a report published on Tuesday. | Full Article
Stents: How new technology drives health costs
April 25, 2011 06:19 PM ET
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Heart devices known as drug-eluting stents have added as much as $1.57 billion to U.S. health costs since their introduction in 2003, U.S. researchers said on Monday. | Full Article
Government to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco
April 25, 2011 08:05 PM ET
CHICAGO (Reuters) – The government said on Monday it plans to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products. | Full Article

CELEBRATE 420!!! POT, WEED, MARIJUANA REDUCES CANCER, TUMORS

In ALL ARTICLES on April 20, 2011 at 11:02 am
Today is April 20th but besides that it is also 420. What is 420?

What does 420 mean? There are varying theories on the origin of 420. Some say that 420 originated from a police code that announces marijuana use is taking place. Yet another story is that a group of guys (Waldo’s) in the 1970’s made 4:20 their official meeting time to smoke marijuana after school. Whether or not 4:20 p.m. is the best time of day for your first hit depends on your own body, your own needs. Some folks feel that waiting until 4:20 enhances ones appreciation of the herb. Of course, your mileage may vary.

    • In the 21st Century, 420 is firmly established as a code amongst tokers, a time of day and even sort of a toker’s New Year’s Day. It’s in our culture now and only time will tell where it ends up.

      April 20th (4/20) is another usage, meaning that it is time for to plant before the summer.

      Whatever the real story is, 420 has been an important part of the marijuana culture since the 1970’s. The significance of 420 has been kept underground and is mostly known only among marijuana smokers. Many non-smokers aren’t aware of the symbolism when they see someone wearing a T-shirt or baseball cap that says 420 across the front.

      When the 420 icon is somehow discreetly worked into a mainstream product like a film, marijuana users take notice. The film Pulp Fiction is rumored to have had all clocks throughout the movie set to 4:20. Marijuana smokers familiar with the symbol picked up on it—most people, however, did not.

      While some marijuana smokers are using 420 as a code that enables them to openly speak about marijuana in front of parents or teachers. 420 has been to some, a sacred symbol for nearly 30 years.

      Simply put, 420 is a symbol of cannabis and its culture. Today, April 20th events are international, and 4:20 pm has become sort of a world wide “burn time”.

    • U.S. Government Repressed Marijuana-Tumor ResearchAlternet, May 31, 2000
      Title: Pot Shrinks Tumors; Government Knew in ‘74
      Author: Raymond Cushing
      http://www.alternet.org/print.html?StoryID=9257

      Faculty Evaluator: Mary King M.D.
      Student researchers: Jennifer Swift, Licia Marshall,

      Corporate media coverage: AP and UPI news wires 2/29/00

      A Spanish medical team’s study released in Madrid in February 2000 has shown that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active chemical in marijuana, destroys tumors in lab rats. These findings, however, are not news to the U.S. government. A study in Virginia in 1974 yielded similar results but was suppressed by the DEA, and in 1983 the Reagan/Bush administration tried to persuade U.S. universities and researchers to destroy all cannabis research work done between 1966 and 1976, including compendiums in libraries…http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/22-us-government-repressed-marijuana-tumor-research/

    • ‎”Antineoplastic activity of cannabinoids,” an article in a 1975 Journal of the National Cancer Institute –The summary of the Virginia study begins, “Lewis lung adenocarcinoma growth was retarded by the oral administration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinol (CBN)” — two types of cannabinoids, a family of active components in marijuana. “Mice treated for 20 consecutive days with THC and CBN had reduced primary tumor size.”

      The 1975 journal article doesn’t mention breast cancer tumors, which featured in the only newspaper story ever to appear about the 1974 study — in the Local section of the Washington Post on August 18, 1974. Under the headline, “Cancer Curb Is Studied,” it read in part:

      “The active chemical agent in marijuana curbs the growth of three kinds of cancer in mice and may also suppress the immunity reaction that causes rejection of organ transplants, a Medical College of Virginia team has discovered.” The researchers “found that THC slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers and a virus-induced leukemia in laboratory mice, and prolonged their lives by as much as 36 percent.” – http://www.alternet.org/story/9257/comments/?page=2

PHG Foundation | Legal disputes over adult and embryonic stem cell research

In ALL ARTICLES on July 12, 2010 at 11:34 am

Legal disputes over adult and embryonic stem cell research

11 July 2010 | By Dr Philippa Brice | News story

the Court of Appeals in Washington DC has granted permission for two adult stem cell researchers to file a lawsuit against the National Institutes of Health on the basis that the new Federal government support for embryonic stem cell research (see previous news) is diverting funding away from their own parallel – and some would argue, ethically superior [and superior in treating humans] – field of research.

via PHG Foundation | Legal disputes over adult and embryonic stem cell research.

STEM CELL VICTORIES AND MEDICAL FAILURES

In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on March 5, 2010 at 12:50 pm
FAILURES + VICTORIES

For years, precious few reliable resources have pointed out the failures of Embryonic Stem Cell (ESC) research for treatments and the dishonest practices within the US medical system while also bringing you the latest Repair Stem Cells (RSC) victories.  Misinformation and confusion on these issues is often exacerbated by the unequal media coverage in the USA.  Virtually every news source pushes unproven Embryonic hype while refusing to report the huge number of Repair Stem Cell clinical trials, study results and real life stories.  A virtual wall has existed, obscuring the truth and separating reality from fantasy and perpetuated by fiction, ignorance and misinformation.

The tide though, is starting to turn!

Story after story of Embryonic and medical system failures are all over the press recently and the unrelenting flow of Repair Stem Cell victories are now also starting to nudge their way onto the world stage (including in the USA)!

Antidisestablishmentstemcellianism

In OFF THE BEATEN PATH on February 2, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Antidisestablishmentstemcellianism – in opposition to proposals for the disestablishment of the pursuit of adult stem cells as the gold standard for treatment of disease…and the focus on embryonic stem cell research due to twisted concepts and agendas of state and government

Example:

The public has voiced their position of antidisestablishmentstemcellianism against the media, whom over the past 6 years has covered stem cell stories with a complete disregard for the proven benefits of adult stem cells and an almost conspiracy theory-esque focus on “treatment unusable” embryonic stem cells.

When an “adult stem cells” story came out; there was either no coverage or highly negative coverage.

When an “embryonic stem cells” story came out; the coverage was either positive or in the often times scenario when there was very little positive to say, incredibly optimistic and forward looking.

SWINE FLU UPDATE OCT/NOV 2009

In OFF THE BEATEN PATH on November 1, 2009 at 1:29 am

I was going to write today about wellness being your first line of defense.  I’ll put that out tomorrow.  I just thought some of the articles that came out today were quite amusing.  We see that the World Health Organization may take several years to reduce the pandemic level 6 alert status.  Couple that with flu.gov posting that there are planning on instituting new measures at the airport to scan your body temp and evaluate your health before boarding a plane due to H1N1.  As if flying wasn’t inhumane enough already, now we have to put up with body scans and health questionairres.  Kurt Nimmo from Infowars put together a nice piece below that picks apart the facts vs the media spin and there is another article that will detail what to look out for from the media public relations machine over the next few weeks.  Below I picked apart a few ridiculous comments by the WHO and gave my two cents about the seasonal flu virus and what really causes it.  I’ve also included a link to an article where the WHO admits to releasing pandemic viruses into the population to gain fast track approval of vaccines.  In other words, pure evil!   Just a quick note:  Infowars.com is rebroadcasting their interview with Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, considered as one of the experts regarding the swine flu and vaccines today.  You can tap into it at www.infowars.com and tie into the restreaming broadcast (click on listen to alex jones live now, itunes or windows media player).   Interesting Articles today:   WHO States Could Take Years to Lower Pandemic Alert Level http://www.reuters.com/article/homepageCrisis/idUSL9615772._CH_.2400 (This article really sets a precedent for the next several years that swine flu isn’t going anywhere or at least the control measures they put in place aren’t (see article below)- again, fear-mongering.  Having studied virology in college and having a basic understanding of biochemistry, much of what is covered by the WHO makes no sense whatsoever, however, it does create a climate of fear and sets the precedent for control measures as cited in the below article “Gov’t to use Swine Flu for Another Control Mechanism.”)   Some of the ridiculous excerpts from this article are as follows: “Eventually a pandemic virus becomes more like a seasonal virus and that normally will take something like two to three years,” Hartl said. “Once enough people either have been vaccinated or have contracted the virus, then it becomes more difficult to spread. It starts acting like a seasonal flu.” – It starts “acting” like a seasonal flu.”  So what exactly does this mean, acting like a seasonal flu?”  Next…. “Influenza viruses thrive in colder climates and normally pack the biggest punch in winter.” – Flu virus thrives in colder climates eh?  Why? Based on what?  Where does it hide in the heat?

MY TWO CENTS ON THE ISSUE OF SEASONAL FLU: Cold climates and seasonal flus.  So what happens here in the US in the cold fall and winter?  How about massive amounts of toxic intake of candy starting in Halloween, turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and coffee (one small token veggie on the side that no one eats) until we pass out on the couch at Thanksgiving, a week or two of leftovers, christmas parties, huge “wholesome and nutritious meals at Xmas”, lets not forget the physical stress of a drop in seasonal temperature, no time for exercise, a drop in hydration as we drink less water when its cold, a significant drop in Vitamin D as we no longer play in the sun, our skin no longer breathes out the toxins because its all covered up in multiple layers, and the multiplication factor of stress the holidays can bring and oh yes, last but far from least, an extreme embibing of healthy booze and finger foods on new years EVE.  And this year we can couple the stress of being at war with 3 countries (one private and not publicized) and a failing economy.  Then magically its flu season, and by golly gee, which strain is it going to be this year?  The Shanghai B, or the Shaghai A?  The bug, it got me, I’m gettin cold….TELL MA I LOVE ER!    Truth is, the flu “symptoms” are nothing shy of the same symptoms you would expect to experience if your body was poisoned, as it was from Halloween (maybe even earlier) through the entire holiday season.  The Truth is, when already compromised as most americans are from their standard american diet (SAD), the body goes into its own “healing crisis” and detoxes all the crappy foods, booze, sodas, stress and emotions of the holiday season.  Anybody who has embarked on a cleanse can attest to this.  Its self-preservation.  You can only poison your body so long before it has to pull the plug.  I think the argument has long been over.  You are what you eat!  And the disastrous results of the SAD diet are labeled as and blamed on a seasonal flu “virus.”  Is it really a virus that made us party hardy at the office xmas party?  Was it the thanksgiving virus that made us unbuckle our belt so we had room for pumpkin pie ala mode?  And it must have been the viruses in that last toasting glass of champagne we had on new years that you may or may not remember?  Or maybe it was the childrens candy we were piecing at around Halloween that was spiked with goblin viruses?  The truth is, the flu virus “causing” our seasonal illness is as phantom as the tooth fairy, as phantom as gouls and goblins on halloween and that the simple truth is; wellness, not your immune system is your first line of defense.  Imagine visiting New York during a trash strike and proclaiming “look at all the trash these viruses, I mean rats brought in!”  Of course that would be ridiculous.  The trash was there first, then the rats came.  Just the same its what orthodox medicine has been doing for years.  Pasteurs Germ Theory of Infectious diseases.  Agents we are supposed to fear, as they fly in on deadly air currents.  Its not the trash we’ve been packing away in our bodies for months that allows these microbes a nice envirnoment to multiply in, its the pathogenic deadly virulent flu virus thats to blame.  Even Pasteur admitted on his death bed “The terrain is everything, the microbe is nothing.”    Since practicing health, I haven’t “caught a cold,” succumbed to a “seasonal virus” or spent uncomfortable weeks coughing up green gobs of brochial infection in 3 going on 4 years. Something that happened annually to the point I could set a watch to it.  Just think of that phrase “catch a cold.”  Hello, are we still in 1825?  Yes, I’ve still heard the alarm bells going off at times with a sniffle, aches and pains, and general fatigue when I’ve embibbed in a few weeks worth of too much sugary goodness.  But I know at those times its time to cleanse out.   If you keep ramming crap into you, eventually its going to come out.  It will come out through your skin as night sweats and rashes, hot flashes and pimples.  It will come out of your butt as diarrhea and foul gas, it will come out of your nose and throat and lungs as nasty yeast and fungal mucous, it will collect in your gut and cause you to throw it up, it will cause you to feel stiff and soar and inflamed and feverish as the inflammation oozes from your lymph system to be dumped from the body etc etc etc.  All symptoms of the body being poisoned.  Not invaded by star wars looking protein particles.    The truth is, the flu virus isn’t the cause of your feeling like crap in January anymore than the rats brought in the trash bags to NYC.  Now, there is an element of truth to this germ theory.  If you have been trashing your bodies, your chances of succumbing to some microbe sooner than later are much greater.  But it will most likely start from the inside out, rather than some non-living virus particle that hides in the shadows during the OFF-season.  And where exactly does the flu hide in the off-season?   And then somehow sparks back into existence.  Is it like a fly in the cold?  Wait, thats right, the flu loves the cold, silly me.  Maybe it gets too hot in the summer and faints from heat exhaustion.  Then wakes back up when a cold splash of autumn chill smacks across its face?  Does it have a face?  No, but somehow it may mutate into some feverishly killer strain.  Biochemically, thats the complex equivalent of pigs growing wings so they can fly.  The CDC annouces that its only a matter of time before pigs mutate into deadly flying infectious squealing agents – we just don’t know when, but the best we can figure it will be hear just as the vaccines are ready!!!!!  More and more it seems like this pig is so ridiculous it may as well have wings.  Seasonal cold loving swine flu.  And by the way, the flu season follows the festive season all around the globe, not just in the US.  This from Tony Robbins himself who travels the world over, works with millions of people around the globe each year.  But  careful now, it could kill you.  So you should fear it!   I could puke!  The only thing you should fear is the propaganda put forth by the pharmaceutical industry pumping out these vaccines and your loving gov’t who they have as a business partner – and the chump media thats run by both those outfits -Thats my soap box rant for Oct 09, 2009.   And a word about the World Health Organization (WHO).  Would you really trust what an organization has to say that admits to creating pandemics through mock vaccines containing live virus to get fast track approval of vaccines?  Oh wait, didn’t they just add live virus to the Flumist?  Yes, they did, and while they say its attenuated “declawed” (gotta love it) and it can’t get you sick (well unless you are immunocompromised – see SAD above) the insert says, don’t go near immunocompromised people for 21 days.  Why?  Thought it was “declawed.”      WHO ADMITS TO RELEASING PANDEMIC VIRUS INTO POPULATIONS VIA MOCK UP VACCINES http://www.theflucase.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=488%3Awho-admits-to-releasing-pandemic-virus-into-population-via-mock-up-vaccines-&catid=41%3Ahighlighted-news&Itemid=105&lang=en Glenn Beck’s Slick Propaganda Segment on the H1N1 Vaccination This is a very well written article by Kurt Nimmo.  This is a must read.  Not only does it cover facts on the Nasal Spray Flumist, such as package insert warnings and contents, but also demonstrates the polarity between the Facts and the Media spin.  Contains a media youtube clip of the Glenn Beck show.   http://www.infowars.com/glenn-becks-slick-propaganda-segment-on-the-h1n1-vaccination/ The Public Relations Machine for the Vaccine Complex http://www.infowars.com/the-public-relations-machine-for-the-vaccine-complex/

Government to Use Swine Flu for Another Control Mechanism

Karen De Coster
LRC Blog
October 9, 2009

The government wants to take your temperature and/or scan you for the swine flu before you board a plane. In fact, they want you to have a “health screening.” From the Flu.gov website:

Due to the outbreak of H1N1 (Swine) flu occurring in the United States and many other countries, airport staff in some countries may check the health of arriving passengers. Travelers from the United States arriving in other countries may be checked for fever and other symptoms of H1N1 (Swine) flu, and their travel may be delayed.

According to the Militarized Flu Police, you may be asked to

  • Pass through a scanning device that checks your temperature. (The device may look like an airport metal detector, a camera, or a handheld device.)
  • Have your temperature taken with an oral or ear thermometer
  • Fill out a sheet of questions about your health
  • Review information about the symptoms of H1N1 (Swine) flu
  • Give your address, phone number, and other contact information
  • Be quarantined for a period of time if a passenger on your flight is found to have symptoms of H1N1 (Swine) flu
  • Contact health authorities in the country you are visiting to let them know if you become ill

If you have a “fever or respiratory symptoms” you may be asked to 1) be isolated from others, 2) submit to a medical examination, 3) take a rapid flu test with a nasal swab sample (!), 4) be hospitalized and given medical treatment if you test positive for H1N1.

I just listened to some nutcase proponent of this tyranny who was interviewed on FOX radio, and he called this “a sound public decision” and a “wise step.” The poor creep doesn’t “want to get on a plane next to someone who is sneezing and wheezing.” The analyst for FOX: “It does, in a way, make sense.” Indeed, we are living in sick times and we are surrounded by sick minds.

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Today we explore the truth behind the current tally of H1N1 cases, check global polls and see that an overwhelming majority DO NOT WANT H1N1 vaccinations and pose the question, “Why the state of National Emergency President Obama?”  You may want to know!  Check tomorrows Vaccine Alert!!! ————————————————————————————————————————————- CBS News Study: 80% of H1N1 Swine Flu cases not flu at all. CDC’s numbers completely exaggerated.    “If you’ve been diagnosed “probable” or “presumed” 2009 H1N1 or “swine flu” in recent months, you may be surprised to know this: odds are you didn’t have H1N1 flu. In fact, you probably didn’t have flu at all.” – CBS Click here for CBS News Webpage Sample Data: The numbers broken down.  The following table demonstrates the number of cases reported as H1N1 and the percentages that were confirmed H1N1, other flu and negative for any flu.  Bottom line:  the majority of H1N1 cases reported to the CDC were in fact, not H1N1, in fact, not flu at all.  So how is this happening?  Well, in confirmed reports, you show up, you have symptoms, you’re labeled H1N1.    State    Cases reported H1N1    %H1N1 Flu       Other Flu         Negative for other Flu Florida           8,853                            17%                                                       83% California      13,704                            2%                   12%                              86% Georgia          3,117                             2%                                                       97% Alaska               772                              1%                     5%                              93% So what we find here is a complete exaggeration of cases labeled as swine flu.  Through the link below, Dr. Mercola provides an excellent breakdown of the article as well as an expert interview with Barbara Loe Fisher, founder of the National Vaccine Information Center. www.nvic.org/ CBS Reveals that Swine Flu Cases Seriously Overestimated

Posted by: Dr. Mercola
October 24 2009 | 190,640 views

Dr. Mercola Interviews Barbara Loe Fisher, founder of the National Vaccine Information Center

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Mass Rejection Of Swine Flu Vaccine

Mass Rejection Of Swine Flu Vaccine Continues Throughout Europe

France:          Only 17% in favor of vaccinations down from 55% in Sept.  Nearly 1 in 2 clearly opposed Germany:       Only 13% in favor of vaccinations down from 51% in July. Austria:          Less than 10 people attend vaccine clinic in fourth largest city Salzburg. Luxemburg:   77% opposed to vaccinations, 15% undecided. Poland:          Only 3% plan on vaccinations in Krakow, one of countries largest cities. Similar attitudes for Danes, Finns, Spanish, Belgians and Dutch and British people.

Steve Watson
Infowars.net
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009

New Poll Indicates Mass Rejection Of Swine Flu Vaccine

October 23, 2009 by Infowars Ireland

62% of Americans will refuse jab due to safety concerns.

Pregnant Women Resist Vaccination

Infowars | Less than a third of pregnant women have taken the shot despite Gov’ts 16 billion propaganda campaign.

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“So why the National Emergency Mr. President?”

Obama Declares H1N1 Flu ‘National Emergency’

Reuters | The White House statement was similar to disaster declarations issued before hurricanes hit coastal areas.

So we see that for the most part, H1N1 is a complete non-event.  1000 deaths have been reported since March.  Thats little over 100 per month.  Seasonal flu comes in at 36,000 per year.  An avg of 3000 per month.  A National Emergency?  For what?  So for those of us who didn’t think it was possible that the mandatory vaccination and forcible quarantining legislation (Pennsylvania Drafts 2009 Mandatory Vaccination Law ) would ever go into effect because, well, they’ll never call a National Emergency, know this, its here.  Its said, its only to cut through red tape, but be skeptical.  Tomorrows post will tell you why.

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Today:  Why the National Emergency? / School Children Vaccinated without Parental Consent / Vaccine Deaths and Consequences —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Three More Children Injected Against Parents’ Wishes When does yet another “mistake” become a flagrant official disregard for parental rights? Another three children have been injected with the swine flu vaccine against their parents’ wishes as schools institute mass inoculation programs with little concern about consent.  In one case, it was exposed when one child was rushed to the hospital: Public school nurses give swine flu vaccine to kids without parents’ OK, sends child to hospital YouTube: Child vaccinated at school AGAINST PARENTS WISHES !

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Why the National Emergency? While it was demonstrated through the polls in yesterdays email that the masses are awakening, are we confident enough, are we convicted enough in our stances to fend off a flank attack coming from the blindside?  What do I mean?  It seems as though H1N1 is a non-event, as evidenced from the data discussed yesterday.  However, WE ARE under a state of national emergency.  If you remember from previous emails, legislation has been passed at the Federal, State and Local levels allowing for Mandatory Vaccinations and Forcible Quarantining.  And as we’ll see below, recent developments in the Ukraine, which have the WHO concerned could spark a worldwide lockdown.  Can you withstand the media fearmongering that may result and the task force Government Appoints Task Force To Handle H1N1 Vaccine Propaganda appointed to  “explain false alarms” to public when injuries “coincide” with shots.

YouTubeCongressman Ron Paul: The H1N1 ‘National Emergency’ Gives Power to ‘Quarantine Large Numbers of People’

Flank Attack: BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS?

On October 20, it was reported Mysterious virus kills 30 people in Ukraine (contains a video from Russia TV).  Mysteriously, Mexican flu (H1N1) was ruled out, as also detailed in the article posted to Infowars titled Ukraine’s Deadly Flu: Pretext for Mandatory Vaccination? In it, Ukraine Health Minister Vasyl Kniazevych told the National Radio Company of Ukraine that the virus is not H1N1. The article questions, Could the new influenza strain now emerging in Eastern Europe be a biological warfare agent? A grammatically poor, yet insightful article entitled Has Baxter International released a biological weapon? suggests that this new outbreak could be the result of a new virus manufactured in a laboratory setting by Baxter. Yet, Russia TV as well as numerous other mainstream media reports suggest that it is in fact H1N1.  Steve Watson from Infowars details this and other possible scenarios in Swine Flu, Mystery Virus Or Pure Hype: What Is Going On In Ukraine? Alarming though are the reports of aircraft spraying aerosols over towns in the Ukraine meant to combat swine flu outbreak: Panic in Ukraine, Authorities deny aircraft are spraying aerosols over cities, Martial Law expected . So far PM Announces Flu Quarantine of Nine Ukrainian Oblasts .  The WHO is currently sending a team to the Ukraine to determine exactly what is going on: Ukraine Mystery Outbreak Sparks WHO Concern as Disease Spreads.

I debated including the Ukraine stories, I’m not one for fearmongering, but I think its pertinent to cover these stories as it could set the stage for global lockdown. While it is yet to be determined whether there is reason for concern, its wise to anticipate. Whats curious about these stories is the confusion between the Ukraine Health Minister ruling out H1N1 and the media claiming it is in fact H1N1.  Could we be seeing an unveiling of a new biological warfare agent meant to scare us into getting our H1N1 vaccinations?  Could it be the pretext for mandatory vaccinations and quarantining?  It’s worth questioning.

About 18 months ago I posed a movie plot scenario where a viral outreak occurs (fabricated), forcible vaccinations and quarantines result (vaccinations as part of the internment) and most die.  The plot twist being that most die from the vaccine, not the virus, yet, the gov’t declares they got the viral strain wrong and that the virus was to blame.  Little did I know at the time that such a scenario could actually unfold.  In the face of fear, would you really want to go running out to get the shot?  Below are just a handful of articles I’ve pulled regarding the H1N1 vaccine results.  Again, curiously, these reports show up locally, but not mainstream.  Why is this?

Possible deaths from H1N1 vaccine reported in Sweden

Deaths in China from Flu Vaccination

Boy rushed to hospital after swine flu jab

Jerry Emmons Puyallup man paralyzed after routine vaccination

Congressman Ron Paul about the Swine Flu: People die from the Vaccines not from The Flu

Keep the faith and stay strong!!!



Swine flu vaccine linked to deadly nerve disease – a response

In ALL ARTICLES on August 17, 2009 at 10:35 pm

In the previous post you saw this:

Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern of neurologists over 25 deaths in America

Here is a response to this from a third party:

I have been saying for six months that the swine flu “hoax” is a ploy to sell a toxic vaccine that will kill more people than it helps.

Doctors say: “How dare I give medical advice!?”
My response to them is: “How can you call a disease that has killed only 2000 in six months an epidemic when EVERY YEAR flu kills 35,000 Americans?”
I don’t give a crap about those who are so stupid and believe their govt actually wants to help them, but I repeat for the Nth time:
“DO NOT ALLOW THE BASTARDS TO FORCE THIS POISON UPON YOUR KIDS.”
Thank God you don’t live in corrupt NJ which will kill 10-20 of its kids with this crap.   AND, you will see that NJ will NOT have a lower prevalence of swine flu than the rest of the country.
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Time will prove whether this is correct.  Personally, I hope it isn’t…but…as J. B. S. Haldane, the Scottish biologist, said:

My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose… I suspect that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of, or can be dreamed of, by any philosophy.

What do you think? -dg
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