Archive for November 2013
Originally E-mailed: Sunday, 23 June 2013
It is interesting how so many of these truths are finding their way into the light of our awareness.
I’m sure many consider Stew Webb as an ultimate conspiracy theorist; however, I encourage you to look at how his life path has brought him to the understandings he has – and here we have supporting evidence coming forth in the MSM.
The truth of things is far more bizarre and extreme than most of us wish to imagine. Only be acknowledging it can we begin to change it.
Glyphosate Drives Breast Cancer, Study Warns, as Urine Tests Show Europeans have Weed Killer in Their Bodies
Originally Emailed: Wednesday, 26 June 2013
And to think that Roundup was labelled as biodegradable for perhaps the first 30 or so years of its use. I remember that as a child growing up on an Aussie farm.
If you are in the US, I suggest you check out the “doctrine of substantial equivalence”, the piece of nonsense pushed into the FDA by Bush Sr, apparently after consultation with Monsanto, which sees GMO foods pass into the US food supply with almost no review.
And if you start down this rabbit hole, you might ask “why?” – always a dangerous question.
In my view, the answer is connected to the message on the Georgia Guidestones and in the document called “Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars”. Most of us do not want to believe that such dastardly plans could be in play in our world, but once you realise it, so much of what we see playing out in the world begins to make sense.
Meanwhile the American mainstream media brings our focus to chasing down Edward Snowden, though somehow I sense he has only begun to release the documents he wants to use to expose the activities of the NSA and associated organisations in the US and elsewhere.
Thank you, Molly, for this article.
Glyphosate Drives Breast Cancer, Study Warns, as Urine Tests Show Europeans have Weed Killer in Their Bodies
Canada banned Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide several years ago, thank goodness, but how long does it take to rid the environment and the bodies of pets and people of this lethal concoction?
Clearly the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does NOT have our best interests in mind if they raised the allowable limits of glyphosate. Even trace amounts in soil, water and food is dangerous.
Glyphosate Drives Breast Cancer Proliferation, Study Warns, as Urine Tests Show Europeans have this Weed Killer in Their Bodies
By Dr. Mercola
Disturbing discoveries relating to glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup—keep emerging. No less than two shocking discoveries recently went public on the same day…
Earlier this month, groundbreaking research was published detailing a newfound mechanism of harm of the chemical.
Now, testing shows that people in 18 countries across Europe have glyphosate in their bodies1, while yet another study reveals that the chemical has estrogenic properties and drive breast cancer proliferation in the parts-per-trillion range2. As reported by GreenMedinfo.com:
“Does this help explain the massive mammary tumors that the only long term animal feeding study on Roundup and GM corn ever performed recently found?”
Meanwhile, a new EU-US free trade agreement3,4 known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), has again cracked the door open for genetically engineered (GE) crops and foods into Europe.
This may effectively negate the hard work Europeans have done to limit the proliferation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their food supply, and with genetically engineered “Roundup Ready” crops and the food made from it come increased glyphosate exposure…
People Across Europe Test Positive for Glyphosate
A 2011 study detected glyphosate in 60-100 percent of all US air and rain samples, and last year another study revealed widespread glyphosate contamination in groundwater. When groundwater is used as a drinking water source, this contamination poses a risk to animals, plants and humans alike.
Now, the first-ever test for weed killer contamination in human bodies was commissioned by Friends of the Earth Europe5. Volunteers from 18 different countries provided urine samples.
Of the 182 urine samples tested, an average of 44 percent was found to contain glyphosate, although the proportion of contamination varied from country to country. All volunteers were city dwellers who had not handled or used glyphosate, and only one person per household was tested.
Macedonia and Bulgaria had the least number of positive tests (10 percent), while 90 percent of samples in Malta tested positive. Seventy percent of volunteers in Germany, UK and Poland had the weed killer in their bodies.
Can you even imagine what the results might be if similar testing was conducted in the US, considering the fact that Americans eat their own weight or more in genetically engineered foods6 each and every year—in large part because the US does not require GE foods to be labeled, so many are still completely in the dark about such stealth ingredients.
The fact that close to half of all people are testing positive for glyphosate (including countries that don’t even use it) is profoundly disturbing in light of the recent findings that this commonly used weed killer may be among the most important factors in the development of modern diseases, as the pathway by which glyphosate kills plants is the identical pathway found in animal and human gut bacteria.
According to Friends of the Earth Europe’s spokesperson Adrian Bebb7:
“Most people will be worried to discover they may have weed killer in their bodies. We tested people living in cities in 18 countries and found traces in every country. These results suggest we are being exposed to glyphosate in our everyday lives, yet we don’t know where it is coming from, how widespread it is in the environment, or what it is doing to our health.
Our testing highlights a serious lack of action by public authorities across Europe and indicates that this weed killer is being widely overused. Governments need to step-up their monitoring and bring in urgent measures to reduce its use. This includes rejecting any genetically modified crops that would increase the use of glyphosate.”
Glyphosate Found to Be Carcinogenic in Infinitesimal Amounts
The second study pertains to the carcinogenic nature of this popular weed killer. Contrary to Monsanto’s claims that Roundup is “minimally toxic” to animal and humans, along with claims of it being environmentally friendly and biodegradable—claims found to be false in the highest court of law—Roundup is quite the disaster… As reported by GreenMedinfo.com8:
“The study, titled, ‘Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors,’ compared the effect of glyphosate on hormone-dependent and hormone-independent breast cancer cell lines, finding that glyphosate stimulates hormone-dependent cancer cell lines in what the study authors describe as ‘low and environmentally relevant concentrations.'”
The researchers concluded that glyphosate is a xenoestrogen that is functionally similar to estradiol, the most potent human estrogen, and concentrations in the parts-per-trillion range had carcinogenic effects. Adding insult to injury—in light of the fact that more than 90 percent of soybeans grown in the US are genetically engineered (GE)—they also found that the phytoestrogen genistein, naturally found in soybeans, heightened the estrogenic effects when combined with glyphosate. According to the authors:
“This study implied that the additive effect of glyphosate and genistein in postmenopausal women may induce cancer cell growth. In this present in vitro study, we showed an estrogenicity of pure glyphosate… Furthermore, this study demonstrated the additive estrogenic effects of glyphosate and genistein which implied that the use of glyphosate-contaminated soybean products as dietary supplements may pose a risk of breast cancer because of their potential additive estrogenicity.” [Emphasis mine]
Glyphosate Implicated as Driver of Modern Diseases
Another groundbreaking report, published earlier this month in the journal Entropy9, argues that glyphosate residues, found in most commonly consumed foods in the US, “enhance the damaging effects of other food-borne chemical residues and toxins in the environment to disrupt normal body functions and induce disease.” As explained by the authors, Dr. Stephanie Seneff and Anthony Samsel:
“Glyphosate’s claimed mechanism of action in plants is the disruption of the shikimate pathway… The currently accepted dogma is that glyphosate is not harmful to humans or to any mammals because the shikimate pathway is absent in all animals.
However, this pathway is present in gut bacteria, which play an important and heretofore largely overlooked role in human physiology through an integrated biosemiotic relationship with the human host. In addition to aiding digestion, the gut microbiota synthesize vitamins, detoxify xenobiotics, and participitate in immune system homeostasis and gastrointestinal tract permeability. Furthermore, dietary factors modulate the microbial composition of the gut.”
Remember, the bacteria in your body outnumber your cells by 10 to 1. For every cell in your body, you have 10 microbes of various kinds, and all of them have the shikimate pathway, so they will all respond to the presence of glyphosate! It causes extreme disruption of the microbe’s function and lifecycle; worse yet, glyphosate preferentially affects beneficial bacteria, allowing pathogens to overgrow. At that point, your body also has to contend with the toxins produced by the pathogens. Once the chronic inflammation sets in, you’re well on your way toward chronic and potentially debilitating disease. In a nutshell, Dr. Seneff has summarized the two key problems caused by glyphosate in the diet as:
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Systemic toxicity
She believes glyphosate is possibly the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies, including but not limited to:
|Autism||Gastrointestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, chronic diarrhea, colitis and Crohn’s disease||Obesity|
|Parkinson’s disease||Multiple sclerosis||ALS|
Meanwhile, the EPA Raises Allowable Glyphosate Limits…
Just as more independent reports are emerging confirming the multivariate health hazards of glyphosate, the Environmental Protection Agency10 (EPA) is proposing to RAISE the allowed residue limits of glyphosate in food and feed crops11. The new allowable level of glyphosate in teff animal feed will be 100 parts per million (ppm). Allowed levels in some fruits and vegetables eaten by humans will also rise. Root and tuber vegetables, with the exception of sugar, will get one of the largest boosts, with allowable residue limits being raised from 0.2 ppm to 6.0 ppm. The new level for sweet potatoes will be 3 ppm.
This is unconscionable, considering the finding that glyphosate is carcinogenic in parts-per-TRILLION concentrations. Previous research by Professor Andres Carrasco documented malformations in frog and chicken embryos at just over 2 ppm glyphosate12.
Not surprisingly, Monsanto has petitioned and received approvals for increases in glyphosate residue levels for several crops. Clearly, they need allowable levels to be raised because farmers are increasingly forced to use more glyphosate due to glyphosate-resistant weed growth. The question is, how many of its citizens will the US government sacrifice in order for Monsanto to continue making money from its failing products?
Help Spread the Word, as Most Consumers Are Still Unaware of Risks from GMOs
The biotech industry, led by Monsanto, is increasing their propaganda efforts to sway opinion against the need to label genetically engineered foods. Many consumers are still in the dark about the very real risks that GE crops pose, both to the environment and human health. This is precisely what the biotech industry wants, even as increasing research demonstrates the many dangers associated with GE foods.
For example, one recent study found that rats fed a type of genetically engineered corn that is prevalent in the US food supply for two years developed massive mammary tumors, kidney and liver damage, and other serious health problems. This was at dietary amounts of about 10 percent. Does 10 percent or more of your diet consist of genetically engineered ingredients? Or are you like the average American who eats his or her own weight in genetically engineered foods each year?
If processed foods form the basis of your diet, then you’re likely in the latter category. Unfortunately, you can’t know for sure which items might contain GMOs since the US does not require genetically engineered foods to be labeled. With the latest revelations discussed above, the need for labeling couldn’t possibly be greater.
Last but not least, I would also encourage you to educate yourself a bit more on the topic of food sovereignty, and the critical nature of biodiversity for food sustainability and security. Because aside from the human health hazards associated with GE foods, seed patenting endangers the very future of life on Earth, as it destroys biodiversity and effectively prevents agricultural methods from flourishing that call for less, or no, agricultural chemicals.
An excellent resource is the free e-book, The Law of the Seed13; the result of a working group meeting of leading lawyers, scientists, and members of the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture, including the tireless environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva14.
Originally E-mailed: Sunday, 14 July 2013
This video was recorded in 1991 – which means the quality is dreadful, converted from videotape to digital, with the quality and the flaws to match. The timing is also interesting since it preceded 9/11 by a decade. I have been unable to find anything more recent from him that is as comprehensive. It’s also long – over 4 hours.
He tells us and illustrates how JFK was killed.
Bill “died” in November 2001, having spent over a decade trying to warn Americans what was going down. So many others now say so much of what Bill was saying 22 years ago.
His book, “Behold a Pale Horse” is available as a pdf from http://ephraiyim.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/william_cooper-behold_a_pale_horse1991_copy.pdf
For me, despite its very poor quality, this video is something of a landmark.
Originally E-mailed: Tuesday, 30 July 2013
This article by Chris Hedges outlines very well the neoslavery represented by the current prison system in the US, aided and abetted by the court system.
I have long advocated the removal of refined carbohydrates from our diets; but I had no idea of the impact that modern semi-dwarf wheat, introduced in the 60’s, has upon those who consume it.
Dr William Davis, formerly a cardiologist, set out to understand what was causing the cardiovascular issues that the efforts he was making to help his patients were not really addressing.
His book “Wheat Belly: Lose the wheat, lose the weight and find your path back to health” is the result. This video summarises his conclusions.
In my view, well worth an hour of your time.
Originally Emalied: Saturday, 3 August 2013 19:45
This is an excellent introduction to Susan and her story. Susan was a CIA asset providing what is known as back channel communication with Iraq and Libya prior to last invasion of Iraq, warned the Bush/Cheney administration of 9/11, and was imprisoned under the Patriot Act to shut her up.
Originally E-mailed: Monday, 26 August 2013 15:46
Just a couple more things on this, because it is such an important segue into what is going on in our world and has been used to justify such a restriction of freedoms and the introduction of the entire invasion of privacy that Edward Snowden has been pointing to; not to mention the Patriot Act…
Thank you to Steve Pieczenik for reminding us that Osama bin Laden died of Marfan syndrome prior to 9/11. To quote him:
for those of you just coming in…I said ten years ago that Osama died before 9/11/2001 of complications from Marfan syndrome
Steve was in a position to know, and he has said this in many forums.
Also, if you still can’t believe that those heading American governments could do this, Cathy O’Brien’s book Trance:Formation of America is essential reading. Let’s start with the fact that Gerald Ford was the porno pimp for the local mafia when she first met him, when he came to meet her father to negotiate Cathy’s placement into Project Monarch. Only to then become a POTUS.
Seriously, if you have not taken the time and will not take the time to read Cathy’s experiences, then you are not really interested in understanding how your and my world works. I mean it. You clearly don’t want to tug that thread sticking of the edge of your perceived reality because you fear the consequences – and perhaps do not belong on this list, because its purpose it to have you pull that thread if you haven’t, and share other threads with you if you already have.
Finally, if you look into it, you will find that the steel and other material (the steel having been conveniently cut up into good loadable sized chunks) was almost immediately begun to be shipped off to Asia for reprocessing, in complete contravention of the regulations relating to the handling of a criminal site such as this.
Don’t take my word for it. Go look. It’s all on the ‘net.
Sent: Monday, 26 August 2013 11:07
Thank you, Susan.
The discrepancy between the 9/11 Commission Report and Secretary Mineta’s testimony has been long known – though, of course, no-one in the mainstream media talks about it, or to my knowledge has ever talked about it.
To quote Joseph Goebbels:
“the principle & which is quite true in itself & that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily”
Or as it is often paraphrased: “The bigger the lie, the more it will be believed.”
In my experience, few have stood back and looked at what happened that day. My segue into this with those who were around in 1963 and are old enough to remember, is to ask them what they were doing when they heard of the assassination of JFK. Without hesitation in my experience, they tell me where they were and what they were doing. And if you were around then, I’m sure the answer is top of mind right now.
So then I ask them why they remember this so clearly? Usually they don’t know; at which point, I explain that this is what happens as a result of a traumatic experience. Your mind is imprinted. All details around you and what is happening is imprinted without any questioning, any of the filtering we would usually apply. It is taken as truth.
Then I ask them to reflect on how the mainstream media broadcast supposedly informed views on what happened at 9/11, feeding straight into the minds of all watching, as if mesmerised. And so, the official story is sold – planted really – without any reflection. It just is what happened.
For most of us, it was years before we began to question what went on, even those who should know better. Any professional engineer or architect worth his salt will know that the only circumstances in which a building falls at free-fall speed into its own footprint is when it is professionally demolished. Period. No exceptions. But even for them, this knowledge was overridden by the story about jet fuel melting the steel. It’s simply nonsense.
And then there’s Building 7…
Thank you to Richard Gage, an architect and the founder of www.ae911truth.org for starting to wake us up. Well me, anyway.
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Sent: Monday, 26 August 2013 10:10
Subject: [New post] Secretary Mineta Confirms Dick Cheney Ordered Stand Down on 9/11
Former Transportation Secretary Also Reveals Lynn Cheney Was in Presidential Emergency Bunker, and Contradicts 9/11 Commission Report’s Account of Dick Cheney’s Timetable
Aaron Dykes / JonesReport | June 26, 2007
Former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta answered questions from members of 9/11 Truth Seattle.org about his testimony before the 9/11 Commission report.
Mineta says Vice President Cheney was “absolutely” already there when he arrived at approximately 9:25 a.m. in the PEOC (Presidential Emergency Operations Center) bunker on the morning of 9/11. Mineta seemed shocked to learn the 9/11 Commission Report claimed Cheney had not arrived there until 9:58– after the Pentagon had been hit, a report that Mineta definitively contradicted.
Norman Mineta revealed that Lynn Cheney was also in the PEOC bunker already at the time of his arrival, along with a number of other staff.
Mineta is on video testifying before the 9/11 Commission, though it was omitted from their final report. He told Lee Hamilton:
“During the time that the airplane was coming into the Pentagon, there was a young man who would come in and say to the Vice President…the plane is 50 miles out…the plane is 30 miles out…and when it got down to the plane is 10 miles out, the young man also said to the vice president “do the orders still stand?” And the Vice President turned and whipped his neck around and said “Of course the orders still stand, have you heard anything to the contrary!?”
Mineta confirmed his statements with reporters, “When I overheard something about ‘the orders still stand’ and so, what I thought of was that they had already made the decision to shoot something down.”
Mineta was still in the PEOG bunker when the plane was reported down in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
“I remember later on when I heard about the Shanksville plane going down, the Vice President was right across from me, and I said, ‘Do you think that we shot it down ourselves?’ He said, ‘I don’t know.’ He said, ‘Let’s find out.’ So he had someone check with the Pentagon. That was about maybe, let’s say 10:30 or so, and we never heard back from DoD until probably about 12:30.
And they said, ‘No, we didn’t do it.'”
The two hour time delay is suspicious given the Vice President’s own account of the dedicated video communications available that morning, as he told it to Tim Russert of Meet the Press on September 16, 2001 .
“We had access, secured communications with Air Force One, with the secretary of Defense over in the Pentagon. We had also the secure video conference that ties together the White House, CIA, State, Justice, Defense–a very useful and valuable facility. We have the counter-terrorism task force up on that net. And so I was in a position to be able to see all the stuff coming in, receive reports and then make decisions in terms of acting with it.”
At a bare minimum, this confirmation by Norman Mineta constitutes a gross contradiction to the 9/11 Commission Report, and poses serious questions about the Vice President’s role in ordering NORAD to stand down on 9/11.
Norm Mineta – U.S. Secretary of Transportation 2001 – 2006. U.S. Secretary of Commerce 2000 – 2001. Senior Vice President, Lockheed Martin 1995 – 2000. Former 12-term Congressman from California 1971 – 1995. Currently, Vice Chairman of the Board, Hill & Knowlton.
9/11 Commission testimony 5/23/03:
Lee Hamilton: We thank you for that. I wanted to focus just a moment on the Presidential Emergency Operating Center [PEOC]. You were there for a good part of the day. I think you were there with the vice president. And when you had that order given, I think it was by the president, that authorized the shooting down of commercial aircraft that were suspected to be controlled by terrorists, were you there when that order was given?
Norm Mineta: No, I was not. I was made aware of it during the time that the airplane coming into the Pentagon. There was a young man who had come in and said to the vice president, “The plane is 50 miles out. The plane is 30 miles out.” And when it got down to, “The plane is 10 miles out,” the young man also said to the vice president, “Do the orders still stand?” And the vice president turned and whipped his neck around and said, “Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?” Well, at the time I didn’t know what all that meant. And —
Lee Hamilton: The flight you’re referring to is the–
Norm Mineta: The flight that came into the Pentagon. …http://www.youtube.com (Preview)
Norm Mineta: I didn’t know about the order to shoot down. I arrived at the PEOC at about 9:20 a.m. And the president was in Florida, and I believe he was on his way to Louisiana at that point when the conversation that went on between the vice president and the president and the staff that the president had with him.
Tim Roemer: So when you arrived at 9:20 [at the Presidential Emergency Operating Center in the White House], how much longer was it before you overheard the conversation between the young man and the vice president saying, “Does the order still stand?”
Norm Mineta: Probably about five or six minutes.
Tim Roemer: So about 9:25 or 9:26. And your inference
was that the vice president snapped his head around and said, “Yes, the order still stands.” Why did you infer that that was a shoot-down? http://www.youtube.com
Editor’s note: Secretary Mineta’s testimony directly contradicts the 9/11 Commission Report on two key points and it is entirely omitted from the 9/11 Commission Report.
1. Mr. Mineta testified he arrived at the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) in the White House at 9:20 a.m. and observed Vice President Dick Cheney discussing with an aide that the incoming Flight 77 was 50 miles out at 9:25 or 9:26. The 9/11 Commission Report maintains Vice President Cheney did not arrive at the PEOC until 9:58, over 30 minutes later. Mr. Mineta’s testimony is further supported by the fact that Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon at 9:37, which is the correct time it would have taken Flight 77 to arrive at the Pentagon, if it had been about 50 miles out at 9:26.
2. The Commission Report maintains the government did not know the whereabouts of Flight 77 prior to 9:32, when Dulles Tower air controllers “observed a primary radar target tracking eastbound at a high rate of speed”. Mr. Mineta’s testimony reveals Vice President Cheney was being informed of the plane’s position for several minutes before that, and perhaps considerably longer. [Ask yourselves how did anyone on the ground know a random aircraft in flight on that morning intended to strike the Pentagon? There’s no possible way anybody could know that– So why was Dick Cheney so certain the plane should be shot down?]
Also of interest, is that the first approximately 15 minutes of Mr. Mineta’s testimony before the Commission during which he discusses the points mentioned above, have been edited out of the official 9/11 Commission video archives (Panel 1, Friday, May 23. 2003). However, his full testimony does appear in the written transcript.
Originally E-mailed: Sunday, 30 June 2013
This article says it all.