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The Pennsylvania Department of Health instructed its employees never to talk to residents who complained of negative health effects from fracking, StateImpact Pennsylvania reported Thursday.

 

Pennsylvania Instructed Its Employees To Ignore Residents Sickened By Drilling

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“Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.”
— Benito Mussolini.

 

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Yes — they are trying to kill you.

Scientific American:

Poisoned Poor Killed in Millions by Pollution

What kills more people than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis every year? Air pollution. Tack on fouled water and poisoning by toxic waste and pollution killed 8.4 million people in 2012—or nearly three times as many people as those three diseases. Combined.

 

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Fracking Foes Cringe as Unions Back Drilling Boom

Unions put personal self interest above the common good.  Aquifers at severe risk of toxic pollution.  Greenhouse gases going up, up, up.

After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.

One more song today…

 

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12 Toxins That Threaten Our Brains

 

 

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Glyphosate’s Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases

Anthony Samsel 1 and Stephanie Seneff 

New review of hundreds of studies of RoundUp and its toxic ingredient glyphosate adds more scientific support to ban this product and reverse the tsunami of inferior genetically modified food like substances.

ECOWATCH explains the findings:

“Glyphosate impairs the cytochrome P450 (CYP) gene pathway, which creates enzymes that help to form and also break down molecules in cells. There are myriad important CYP enzymes, including aromatase (the enzyme that converts androgen into estrogen) and 21-Hydroxylase, which creates cortisol (stress hormone) and aldosterone (regulates blood pressure). One function of these CYP enzymes is also to detoxify xenobiotics, which are foreign chemicals like drugs, carcinogens or pesticides. Glyphosate inhibits these CYP enzymes, which has rippling effects throughout our body.”

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For quite some time the disgraceful parroting of nuclear industry lies has been a part of the techno-geek alternative media. Particularly, “BoingBoing,” and others, who fancy themselves as savvy bleeding-edge hipsters. They don’t actually investigate the data they post, and simply link to outside sources uncritically.  When challenged on this controversy, particularly the nuclear radiation and poisoning of vast numbers of people and vast areas of the world, the response has been to BAN the dissenting voices from contributing. I now have firsthand experience of this censorship.

What is the mindset of a techno-geek who sees every technological development as a good thing, despite many thousands of doctors and human casualties trying to warn him or her about it?  They’ve been warned. I personally made sure the dissenting side was presented repeatedly.  Since Fukushima I have made it a priority to tell the truth about radiation exposure and the real casualties from nuclear disasters, Chernobyl in particular.

I’m not sure how any rational person can look at the horrifically affected children of Belarus, and simply choose to ignore the great controversy that surrounds this defining issue of our age. It takes a special kind of cold, calculated detachment, something along the lines of a Josef Mengele, I would imagine.

A forgotten victim of the age of nuclear madness / Image from Academy Award winning Chernobyl Heart

Taking cues from the corrupt corporate media, which I needn’t belabor, these so-called alternative sources fall in line and turn off their critical capacities on certain issues. Energy is a desperately important issue to all of us, and thus distorts people’s critical faculties. They fall into line as good little cogs when this seems the more effective modus oprandi.

Rather than investigating the claims of bodies like the IAEA and WHO, highly politicized institutions, they simply accept as gospel what these bodies tell them. It’s God’s own truth, although the UN is, of course, controlled by the nuclear powers. These governments are pro-nuclear, and the people they send to do these studies are similarly inclined. The WHO itself has been corrupted — ON THE RECORD — which can easily be proven with WHO Director Hiroshi Nakajima’s statements about IAEA censorship of his 1995 report on the Chernobyl disaster.

“Because the IAEA reports directly to the Security Council of the UN, and we all specialized agencies report to the Economic and Development Council. The organization which reports to the Security Council–not hierarchically, we are all equal–but for atomic affairs, military use and civil use, peaceful or civil use they have the authority. They command.”
-Dr. Hiroshi Nakajima, former head of UN World Health Organization

“In 1995 the Director General of WHO, Dr. Hiroshi Nakajima, tried to inform on Chernobyl by organizing in Geneva an international conference with 700 experts and physicians. This tentative was blocked. The International Agency for Atomic Energy blocked the proceedings which were never published. The truth on the consequences of Chernobyl would have been a disaster for the promotion of the atomic industry.”
-Nuclear Controversies, 2004, Swiss TV, Film by Wladimir Tchertkoff, Feldat Film Switzerland.

The report was never published.  Is that not a significant enough red flag?  We are cherry picking which WHO reports we get to champion.  It is quite clear the body is compromised on this issue, and cannot be relied upon to tell the world the truth.

This structural issue with the IAEA in control of all international issues related to radiation stems back to the creation of these agencies. The IAEA’s mission / goal is to promote nuclear energy worldwide. Thus this biased mission affects other UN bodies. Their only response to the nuclear issue is damage control, and not to reassess the feasibility or safety of the industry as a whole.

“The Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency, dated 23, October 1956, and subsequent amendments states the IAEA has as its’ objective “to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity throughout the world.”

The 12th World Health Assembly clause No. 12.40 states: “whenever either organization proposes to initiate a programme or activity on a subject in which the other organization has or may have a substantial interest, the first party shall consult the other with a view to adjusting the matter by mutual agreement,” The document continues: The IAEA and the WHO “recognize that they may find it necessary to apply certain limitations for the safeguarding of confidential information furnished to them. They therefore agree that nothing in this agreement shall be construed as requiring either of them to furnish such information as would, in the judgment of the other party possessing the information to interfere wit the orderly conduct of its operations.” -Dr. Janet Sherman

Onto this latest “report” by the World Health Organization, reported yesterday by ABC News and today by BoingBoing.net. The Boingites go one step beyond reporting the news and add:

“These people will have an increased risk of leukemia, thyroid cancers, and cancer, in general. But the increase isn’t as large as you might have feared.” —Maggie Koerth-Baker, BoingBoing.net

Since they do inform us that there will be casualties, and that people have been poisoned against their wills by these nuclear meltdowns, this is meant to mitigate any concerns over the credibility or veracity of the study itself. The Boingers link to Time magazine, where the patently dishonest headline blares: “Meltdown: Despite the Fear, the Health Risks from the Fukushima Accident Are Minimal.” Well there you have it. If the WHO and Time Magazine agree, then this must be the truth. Turn off brain, go back to video-gaming.

Time actually goes one better, with its reputation to maintain apparently and quite a history of experience in maintaining it. They quote Greenpeace, which disputes this WHO report:

“The WHO report shamelessly downplays the impact of early radioactive releases from the Fukushima disaster on people inside the 20 km evacuation zone who were not able to leave the area quickly.

The WHO should have estimated the radiation exposure of these people to give a more accurate picture of the potential long-term impacts of Fukushima. The WHO report is clearly a political statement to protect the nuclear industry and not a scientific one with people’s health in mind.” –Dr. Rianne Teule, Greenpeace (Time)

But predictably, as soon as this quote is stated, Greenpeace is smeared by likening it to “climate skeptics.” Thought you’d get honest debate?  That, my friends, is an ad hominem attack.

The WHO’s sleight of hand trick is revealed in the ABC News coverage of this report:

“The assessment also says that male infants exposed at the highest level – between 12 and 25 millisieverts – have about a 7 percent relative risk increase in the lifetime risk of leukemia and that female infants have about a 6 percent increase in the lifetime risk of breast cancer.” -ABC, Cancer Risk From Fukushima Found in Japanese Infants

What does this tell us about their methodology?

The WHO report ignores ongoing contamination in food, air and water. That’s what it tells us. The main contamination pathways are not a part of this so-called “study.” The wishful thinking addresses only a small part of the problem, and not its totality. Ongoing contamination from radionuclides in the environment are by no means limited to “25 millisieverts” as a “highest level.” Thus the continued poisoning of the population of Japan, and elsewhere, is discounted with happy talk and business as usual.

This is, of course and predictably, bogus number rigging. That is what the history of this issue has shown us. It is the standard practice on nuclear industry questions in the mainstream media and at the UN bodies.

The NY Academy of Sciences 2009 book, Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment, which cites 5,000 medical studies by scientists and doctors in the radiation zone, should be first on the reading list for anyone who wishes to promote nuclear power. Ignorance is no excuse. Techno-geeks quickly devolve into techno-fascists when discussing life and death over others. The people of Fukushima and Belarus have not chosen these risks. Radiation was forced upon them by centralized governments, which routinely deceive about the consequences. This is morally unacceptable by any standard.

And to think, I had included BoingBoing on my new blogroll.  Delete.

(California: Write those letters to the editor.)

The FDA’s 1992 ruling on Genetically Modified Organism food safety is a case study in the political corruption of science. At the time, the head of the Food and Drug Administration, Michael Taylor, ignored the concerns of the FDA’s own scientific staff in an absurd ruling that requires further investigation. Michael Taylor, it turns out, was previously the top lawyer for a little company called Monsanto, where he would later return as their Vice President, and through the “revolving door” of Washington corruption, Taylor is now installed as the current “Food Safety Czar” (sic) under Obama.

A 1998 lawsuit produced 44,000 internal FDA documents, where the real findings of its scientific staff were made public. Here the FDA’s own scientists cited dire concerns that Genetically Engineered “foods” could produce allergies, toxins, new diseases and nutritional problems. They urged caution and extensive safety studies before releasing new “food” products to the general public. The political operatives, like Michael Taylor, ignored the science in favor of an unjustified assumption: that new engineered foods were substantially the same as non-GMO varieties and that no oversight or safety testing requirements would be imposed.

GMO “Frankenfoods” are created by inserting genes from another species (plant or animal) into the very fabric of the organism. The sources of these newly-inserted genes can be fish, insect – a spider – a poisonous plant species, perhaps in the future even a human being. Often the purpose of this genetic engineering is to make the plant more resistant to toxins that would otherwise kill it, or conversely, to make the plant itself more toxic so that it acts as a pesticide/food all in one.

Numerous studies feeding these creations to animals show alarming results. Tumors, organ failures, decreased organ development, reproductive problems and even death have been documented for twenty years now. The introduction of new GMO “foods” is strictly monitored across the world, and tested for safety, and these “foods” are mandatorily labeled in 49 countries today.

But not here.

Monsanto and their partners in crime are now spending over $33 million to propagandize the public in California so that they can maintain this system of non-oversight and an “anything goes” culture. They do not want Prop 37 to pass because it will alert the people that they are not eating foods produced by nature, but by a laboratory. This could certainly impact their sales, their bottom line. They would prefer you remain ignorant and just eat whatever they decide to concoct in the laboratories and the strategic board rooms of large corporations.

Luckily for you and your children, a sizable movement of concerned citizens and scientists is doing everything they can to alert you of the very real and present dangers associated with genetically altered “foods.” Please vote YES on Prop 37 this November 6th, and at least gain the right to know what you are eating and what you are feeding your kids.

WATCH:

GMO Ticking Time Bomb

Genetic Roulette

Note: Send these videos to anyone and everyone, particularly those in California. If you live in California, and you do not support the Prop 37 GMO mandatory labeling law initiative then you are simply an ignorant fool.

GMO Ticking Time Bomb Part One

GMO Ticking Time Bomb Part Two

And should be prosecuted criminally, if the US government wasn’t the most corrupt institution on the face of the earth.

In similar news: Brazil bars Chevron and other oil executives from leaving, choosing to prosecute them criminally for an oil spill off the coast of their country.

Also, British Petroleum covered up a similar oil rig blowout in the Caspian Sea two years before it destroyed the Gulf of Mexico. Arrests don’t seem to be occurring.