30 June 2010

The New Illness: Gulf Oil Syndrome

A whole new field is opening up in medicine as a result of the Gulf Oil Mega Catastrophe - oil related illnesses. It's being called Gulf Oil Syndrome. As thousands of clean up workers are exposed to the toxic oil and the toxic chemicals used in the Gulf clean up effort, they are getting sick. Perhaps millions will be sick in the near term future as storms bring the oil and chemicals ashore and contaminate water supplies, crops and the environment in general. It is hard to imagine that BP will pay for all the medical care that their 'accident' is responsible for. How good is your lawyer? In the face of what is undoubtedly the biggest public health emergency in history will medicine have an answer? Read below what the response has been so far.

Emergency Physicians Treat 'Gulf Oil Syndrome'

Newswise — Shortly after the April 20th explosion and fire on the drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf Coast, the emergency and specialty physicians of the George Washington University-Maritime Medical Access program (MMA) have been responding to an increase in calls from marine spill response crews participating in the cleanup effort in the Gulf Coast.
Fielding incoming calls from Gulf Coast vessels is Daniel Casares, Communication Specialist in the GW Worldwide Emergency Communications Center. Casares states, “Every day since the first day of spill cleanup, I have received calls from vessels requesting medical advice for five to ten patients at a time, all of them sharing the same complaints.”
Crew members aboard these vessels are immediately patched to the on-call GW emergency physician for remote medical consult. The physicians have identified a pattern of similar symptoms including nausea, vertigo, headaches, respiratory problems and flu like symptoms. These environmental related health issues of oil spill responder crews have been coined in the U.S media as “Oil Spill Syndrome”, although the definite source of these illnesses have not been identified. Working in conjunction with medical officers aboard the spill response vessels, MMA physicians and staff have made the correlation that these illnesses occur after the crew has been exposed to inhaling oil dispersants and burning crude oil fumes for several hours at a time as well as handling contaminated oil clean up materials and by products.
The GW-Maritime Medical Access (MMA) program has had experience with remote maritime medical emergencies, as recently in 2009 with oversight of medical care in response to the Somali pirate hijacking of the Maersk M/V Alabama, but the recent events in the Gulf Coast have required the program staff to educate themselves as well as the crew on the detrimental implications of short and long term effect of inhaling oil fumes. The MMA program has also initiated and implemented the creation of client and crew education protocols with health signs and symptoms for medical officers to monitor for those working in the oil spill environment.
About Maritime Medical Access at The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates Since 1989, the George Washington Medical Faculty Associates Maritime Medical Access (MMA) program has provided their clients around the world with world class 24/7 real time emergency and specialty medicine support using several methods of telecommunication and medical informatics. Utilizing board certified emergency room physicians; The MMA has developed an industry leading reputation of delivering emergent and general medical advice and direction, clinical case management, patient repatriation, emergency response training, and recommendations for medical equipment and medicine chests.

29 June 2010

Ground Water: Is It Safe?

Want to know why the ground water you are drinking from and bathing in is not safe? Check out his trailer for the movie GASLAND that documents what the Oil and Gas industry has done to under ground water all over the planet. Maybe that's why the cost of a gallon of water is rising to the cost of a gallon of gasoline.

28 June 2010

The Oil Spill's Unknown Health Effects

Just like everyone else, public health officials are clueless when it comes to the health effects of the oil spill, that most people consider to be extremely toxic. This article from Time Magazine details the confused debate among the experts. Take it from me - there opinions are no more expert than yours or mine. We know what happens when the blind lead the blind...

Time Magazine:
Health Effects of Oil Spill Largely Unknown

As catastrophic as the Gulf oil spill has been for the region's environment and residents' livelihoods, experts say the impact of the disaster on human health and well-being has not even begun to be quantified. Since April 20, when 11 workers died aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that went up in flames — an accident that has since spilled more than 100 million gal. of oil into the Gulf of Mexico — the toll in deaths directly attributable to the spill has remained unchanged.

But things took a turn on Wednesday: William Allen Kruse, an Alabama fisherman who reluctantly took an oil-spill cleanup job with BP, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He left no suicide note, and we'll likely never know why he took his own life, but friends told the media that he had been deeply troubled by the spill and the destruction it caused on the coast. (See pictures of the spill.)

Kruse may be the first casualty of the oil spill itself, but he is not likely to be the last as the accident continues to affect the bodies and psyches of Gulf Coast residents. "These are people in a serious crisis," says Dr. Irwin Redlener, president of the Children's Health Fund and director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University. "They're at ground zero of a catastrophe."

The question is what shape the impact of that catastrophe will take — mentally, physically, emotionally — on the people of the Gulf, now and for generations to come. Much is unknown about the long-term health dangers of an oil spill; few spills have been studied in this way.

A group of doctors and scientists who gathered in New Orleans on June 22 and 23 for a conference on the issue, hastily put together by the Institute of Medicine, came to the inevitable conclusion that a massive, multilateral effort must be launched now to track the health effects of the spill over time — and that researchers were already falling behind. "We have an unknown number of people exposed to an unknown danger," said Dr. Lynn Goldman, a professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, at the conference. "There has not been preparedness in the public-health community for dealing with something of this magnitude."

What is certain, however, is that the mix of oil and chemical dispersants washing up on the Gulf shoreline could be immediately dangerous, especially for the tens of thousands of workers and volunteers involved in the cleanup. Fumes in heavily oiled areas may overwhelm spill responders — there is widespread concern that some workers are not being given sufficient safety equipment, including respirators — and volunteers, who may not have as much training or experience as hired workers, could be in the greatest danger. So far, more than 400 oil-exposure complaints have been logged by poison-control centers and 100 oil-spill-related illnesses have been reported, mostly by cleanup workers, but these maladies may be just the tip of the iceberg. (Watch TIME's video "Oil Spill Anxiety on the Bayou.")

The most imminent and serious risk for cleanup workers is perhaps not the oil or the chemicals but the killer Gulf heat. In New Orleans, the temperature is 91°F, with a heat index of 100°F, and I know from my experience reporting on the spill that the Gulf sun is merciless. For workers who have to wear full safety equipment — including white plastic protective garb, with gloves — the heat could take a fatal toll. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is monitoring safety in the oil-spill response, more than 100 cleanup workers have been treated for heatstroke, and that number will certainly grow as the summer stretches on. "Exertional heat stroke is our critical concern," said Thomas Bernard, an occupational health expert at the University of South Florida.

Still, there is the potential risk of toxic exposure to the oil and the chemical dispersants. Dr. John Howard, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), told Congress this week that oil could be irritating to the skin or the lungs and could cause vomiting if swallowed but "is unlikely to have long-lasting health effects."

Despite comments by Howard — and BP representatives — the reality is that we know far too little about the effects of oil spills on human health to have any confidence in the long-term ramifications. At the Institute of Medicine conference, Nalini Sathiakumar of the University of Alabama noted that of the 400 tanker spills that have occurred since the 1960s, only seven have been studied. And they provide reason for caution. Oil isn't just oil — it also contains volatile organic compounds like the carcinogen benzene. "Studies [of spills] have shown us consistent evidence for oracular, neurological and dermal exposure as a result of exposure to volatile organic compounds," said Sathiakumar. "Short-term lung, kidney and liver functions could be affected."

Indeed, a retrospective study of cleanup workers involved in a 2002 oil spill on the coast of Spain — one far smaller than the Gulf catastrophe — found evidence of DNA damage, most likely from chemical or oil exposure, though it was of the sort that can be repaired by the body. If scientists hope to track spill workers and coastal residents who are currently encountering oil, studies must be launched right now. To that end, the Department of Health and Human Services has set aside $10 million to track oil-spill-related illnesses, while more than 14,000 BP spill workers — about half the total force — have volunteered for a NIOSH tracking system. "To be able to identify chronic effects, you have to start very early," Howard told Congress earlier this month.

But independent scientists worry that these studies are too small and that the data is insufficient. They are also concerned about the reliability of the data, especially that for BP's workers, whose claims of illness are screened by a private medical service paid for by BP. Given the fact that any evidence of serious health effects could be used against the company in the countless lawsuits we'll see filed in the coming months and years, the potential conflict of interest is obvious.

Workers also may fail to come forward out of fear of losing their job — they've already shown reluctance to talk to the press for the same reason. The researchers at the Institute of Medicine conference said they have already seen large gaps in the surveillance data to date. "It's kind of scary" that the cleanup response is being run by the company at fault, not the government, said Linda McCauley, dean of Emory University's school of nursing.

The lack of transparency can further lead to a lack of trust in the communities affected by the spill — and that suspicion can have a long-lasting, corrosive impact. In the wake of the Exxon Valdez spill, the small Alaskan fishing port of Cordova saw a rise in domestic abuse, alcoholism and eventually suicide. Lawsuits eroded trust in the community, and clean data on the impact of the spill became almost impossible to get.

Researchers worry that the BP spill, which is far larger, will have the same insidious effect on the psyches of Gulf residents, many of whom are just now recovering from hurricanes Katrina and Rita. "Anyone who says the people of this region do not need evaluation for mental-heath risks have no idea what is happening here," says Redlener of the Children's Health Fund, who visited Gulf residents earlier this week.

It doesn't help that the spill is an unprecedented trauma, and a continuing one — nearly 70 days after the Deepwater Horizon sank, the spill is ongoing, and Gulf residents still have no idea when it will end. Adding to their frustration, shores they have cleaned of oil may be oiled again. And perhaps the greatest insult is that the company chiefly responsible for the ordeal, BP, is the one handling the response and handing out checks. As the reality of the spill sinks in — the fact that the Gulf Coast will be changed irrevocably — the anxiety will only worsen. And so William Allen Kruse may have been only the first in an unknowable number of casualties.

27 June 2010

An Ill Wind That Blows No Good...

This very brief report from Panama City seems to indicate that 'toxic storms' are making people sick. Storms that bring toxic oil and chemicals into close proximity to people who otherwise are far removed and safe from the Gulf disaster. It's an ill wind that blows no good...
Panama City FL - People Vomiting, Respiratory Illnesses
Panama City Beach, FL -- People are sick with vomiting, stomach illness, upper respiratory.
Air smells like oil. Thunderstorms bring highly volatile clouds with much aberrant lightening. Plants are dying. Seeds from plants are not germinating.
We have to move to protect ourselves. People have lost everything.

2010 Flu Season: Mandatory Vaccines for All

Well, sharpen your swords. The new battle lines are forming. Now the CDC is likely to expand its recommendations for seasonal flu vaccinations making it universal, as in everybody from 6 months of age and up... Why would they do such a thing when all the studies ever done show that the flu vaccine doesn't work for any age group? Vitamin D works, but that is not the recommendation.
Well maybe it has to do with the hundreds of millions of unused vaccines the government purchased last year in the midst of the Swine Flu scare. So now they have to find a new scheme to push it off on the bamboozled public. So gird up your loins... the battle rages over what is to be done with your body...

CDC Panel Advises Mandatory Vaccination for All
(NaturalNews) An advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that every person be vaccinated for the seasonal flu yearly, except in a few cases where the vaccine is known to be unsafe. "Now no one should say 'Should I or shouldn't I?'" said CDC flu specialist Anthony Fiore. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 11-0 with one abstention to recommend yearly flu vaccination for everyone except for children under the age of six months, whose immune systems have not yet developed enough for vaccination to be safe, and people with egg allergies or other health conditions that are known to make flu vaccines hazardous. If accepted by the CDC, this recommendation will then be publicized to doctors and other health workers. The CDC nearly always accepts the advisory committee's recommendations. Current CDC recommendations call for the yearly vaccination of all children over the age of six months, all adults over the age of 49, health care workers, people with chronic health problems and anyone who cares for a person in one of these groups. These recommendations cover 85 percent of the US population. Excluded are adults between the ages of 19 and 49 who do not come into close contact with people in high-risk groups. The new recommendation, if adopted, would close that gap, bringing an end to a 10-year campaign by supporters of universal vaccination. In the past, the advisory committee has been reluctant to recommend universal vaccination for fear that it might produce vaccine shortages that place members of higher risk groups in danger. Yet even with current recommendations, only 33 percent of the public gets vaccinated every year, leaving millions of doses to be disposed of. The H1N1 swine flu scare of the past year played a major role in the committee's about face, both because the disease killed many people falling outside the current recommended vaccine demographic and because it raised public awareness of and demand for vaccines. Sources for this story include: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy....

Vitamin D Deficiency and Rheumatoid Arthritis

The article below is a study of white women showing the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis and vitamin D deficiency. Vit D deficiency is much much higher among black women and black people in general. The common sense conclusion might be that RA is more prevalent among Blacks because we are much more likely to be Vit D deficient due to our darker pigmented skin. The wonders of Vit D never cease. So just make sure you are exposing your skin to lots of sunlight now that summer is here, but always keep in mind that Vit D supplementation is probably an essential part of staying healthy - especially in the darker colder months of the year.

Vitamin D deficiency likely cause of increased rheumatoid arthritis cases among caucasian women

Saturday, June 26, 2010 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

The Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, has found that rheumatoid arthritis is on the increase among Caucasian women. And the culprit is likely an environmental one, like vitamin D deficiency, rather than a genetic one. "It's pretty unlikely that the genetic makeup of a population changed that quickly," explained Dr. Sherine Gabriel, one of the authors of the study, in response to the likely cause of increase. And she is right, considering that cases of rheumatoid arthritis had been decreasing into the mid 1990s. The study included data from the Rochester Epidemiology Project, which evaluated the medical records of people living in Olmstead County, Minnesota, since the early 1900s. The findings revealed that in recent years, there has been a slight increase in rheumatoid arthritis cases among Caucasian women, following a period of steady decrease among the entire population since the 1950s. Smoking is commonly associated with causing rheumatoid arthritis, and since women have generally been slower at kicking the habit, researchers are hypothesizing that perhaps this has something to do with why rates among women are increasing. "Women were sort of slower to pick up that bad habit, and they seem to be a little slower to drop it," she explained. Another hypothesis is that the composition of female oral contraceptives has changed over the years. According to Gabriel, oral contraceptives used to have far more estrogen in them than they do today, which provides a protective benefit against rheumatoid arthritis. So, with less estrogen, there is less protective benefit. But perhaps the most likely cause is vitamin D deficiency, which has been increasing recently, especially among women. Vitamin D plays an important role in protecting the body from disease, including maintaining bone and joint health. People who don't get enough of it are at a much higher risk of developing diseases like rheumatoid arthritis than those who maintain optimal levels. Gabriel suggests that women who smoke stop the habit, and that women in general get their vitamin D levels checked. Together, these proactive steps should help to stave off serious diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. The best way to get vitamin D is through sunlight exposure, but foods like oily fish and raw milk are also rich in the vitamin. Vitamin D3 supplements in the form of cholecalciferol are also a good option as well.

The Burning of America's Cities

A hurricane is a massive storm of wind and water that can extend for hundreds of miles wreaking destruction far and wide due to extremely high winds and huge downpours of rain and deadly storm surges. We all remember Katrina and the massive impact that storm had on the American economy and the lives of millions upon millions of people. We never know when the next Katrina may suddenly develop and assault the country again. A storm is brewing now in the Gulf and it has everybody nervous. One of the reasons is that unlike other storms in the past whose destructive power was limited to wind and water, this next one could show up with the added destructive power of FIRE!
Read below about how a hurricane could pick up the oil and volatile chemicals -all flammable- and douse it on cities in the hurricane's path.
One spark could ignite a whole city or a whole region!
Could America catch on fire and burn to the ground? Can you wrap your mind around such a possibility? Will it happen? We shall soon see won't we?

How the Gulf Oil Spill Could Ignite a Firestorm that will Destroy Cities
(NaturalNews) It's hurricane season in the Atlantic, and that means Mother Nature could be whipping up fierce storms and sending them charging into the Gulf Coast any day now. In a normal hurricane season, that's bad enough all by itself... remember Katrina? But now there's something even more worrisome in the recipe:
There's oil in the water. So what happens when a Katrina-class hurricane comes along and picks up a few million gallons of oil, then drops that volatile liquid on a major U.S. city like Galveston or New Orleans? Now, before we pursue this line of thinking any further, let's dismiss the skeptics out there who think oil can't drop from the sky because oil doesn't evaporate. Actually, if you look at the history of hurricanes and storms, you'll find thousands of accounts of lots of things that don't evaporate nonetheless falling out of the sky. The phrase "raining cats and dogs" it's entirely metaphor, you know: There are documented accounts of all sorts of things raining down from the sky: Fish, frogs, large balls of ice, and so on. If rain storms can pick up fish out of the ocean, then drop them on land, then they certainly have the capacity to pick up oil, too. Besides, as any chemist will tell you, the various petrochemicals found in crude oil evaporate even without a storm picking them up! Oil, in other words, does evaporate into the air. Or, more accurately, some of the lighter chemicals in crude oil evaporate even at temperatures of around 100 degrees (F). Those are Gulf Coast temperatures.

These chemicals burn

Now, these lighter chemicals that more easily evaporate also happen to have lower flash points, meaning they catch on fire more easily and at lower temperatures than other elements in the oil. The flash point for gasoline, for example, is much lower than diesel fuel. That's because gasoline is "more flammable" and is a lighter fuel than diesel. The EPA classifies oils into Classes A - D. Class A is the lightest kind of oil, which the EPA describes as follows (http://www.epa.gov/oem/content/lear...) "These oils are highly fluid, often clear, spread rapidly on solid or water surfaces, have a strong odor, a high evaporation rate, and are usually flammable. They penetrate porous surfaces such as dirt and sand, and may be persistent in such a matrix." That same EPA document makes it quite clear that the more volatile oils can evaporate from crude oil, rendering the remaining oil heavier and more "tar-like." And we already know these oils can catch on fire. That's the whole point of tapping crude oil, of course: To pump it into engines then catch it on fire in order to turn the energy of that mini-explosion into force (to drive the eight pistons in your gas-guzzling SUV, for example).

How the fire happens

So let's say the oil blowout continues, and the Gulf of Mexico is carrying millions of gallons of crude oil as a massive hurricane approaches. It's a hot July day in the Gulf of Mexico, with temperatures soaring towards 110 degrees, accelerating the evaporation of volatile oils which get mixed in with hurricane-force winds. The hurricane makes landfall in New Orleans, let's say, dumping potentially hundreds of thousands of gallons of what is essentially "volatile fuel" on the city of New Orleans. Now, at first it's just a wet, slippery toxic mess that kills trees and grass. But what happens after the storm when the sun dries out the city? All the dead trees killed by the oil turn into kindling. The sun evaporates off the rain water, leaving behind fuel. A few days of sun baking and you have a city doused in fuel, ready to burst into flames. It's every fireman's worst nightmare. The whole city is essentially turned into a giant match. Now, sure, the more volatile fuels might evaporate, but as they do, they'd fill the city with explosive fumes. One spark, one fire, one lightning strike and your whole city literally goes up in flames. The BP oil spill, in other words, provides the fuel that could turn an ordinary hurricane into Mother Nature's arson attack on an entire city.

Like a nuclear bomb

This would not be an ordinary city on fire, either: It would be a city doused with volatile fuels that soaked it to the core. The sewers would explode like massive terrorist bombs, ripping to shred any underground infrastructure (fiber optics, water delivery, electrical infrastructure, etc.). The pavement itself would be on fire, as would parks, grasslands and forests. The city would burn from top to bottom, and there would be no point even trying to put out the flames. All we could do is evacuate and watch it all burn to the ground.

And in the aftermath, you'd still have oil covering the beaches, oil in the ocean, and the threat of more firestorms yet to come. It could be just the first of many such incidents striking the Gulf Coast. Think this couldn't happen? Sure, and BP said the oil was a "tiny" little leak that didn't matter, either. They said the oil rigs would never explode. They said they would cap the blowout. They said they would protect the shores. And all along the problem just got worse and worse until even the press noticed that these corporate criminals just couldn't stop lying. Now, BP is at least $20 billion in the hole in an effort to compensate some of the Gulf Coast businesses for the damage they've caused. But how will they compensate people if an entire city burns to the ground? The answer? They won't. That would be the end of BP. Immediately bankruptcy. B.P. = "Bankruptcy Protection," after all. No more payments go out to anyone. BP goes belly up just like all the fish being murdered by CorExit dispersant chemicals in the Gulf right now. The company goes down in flames just like New Orleans (or some other major city on the coast). Of course, the scenario I'm describing here is theoretical, and I hope it's a worst-case scenario, too. But it is possible. Catastrophe is what happens at the intersection of poor planning and bad luck. BP has given us poor planning, and now Mother Nature may be about to deliver a heavy-handed dose of bad luck in the form of a seasonal hurricane that takes oil from the Gulf and dumps it on land. We can only hope that these two elements do not collide on our shores. For if they do, we may witness loss on a scale our world hasn't seen since the dropping of atomic weapons on civilian populations in World War II. If a hurricane drops oil on New Orleans (or any other Gulf Coast city) and it goes up in flames a few days later, the aftermath will, indeed, resemble the effects of a nuclear bomb explosion. You probably don't want to be anywhere near that. Needless to say, if it starts raining oil in your neighborhood, that might be a good time to grab whatever you value and get outta Dodge.

26 June 2010

The Oil Is Radioactive!

Crude oil is full of toxic chemicals which makes exposure to it an extreme hazard to health. But some oil is also radioactive due to the presence of thorium and uranium. This is usually due to very deep wells like the one in the Gulf that is spewing forth gushers of oil from very deep down in the earth's crust. The deeper the oil, the more radioactive. Is it possible that the sickness caused by the oil spill is also a form or radiation sickness such as that experienced by the Army soldiers fighting in Iraq - or people living in Iraq- and other war zones where depleted uranium weapons are being used? The following report raises the possibility that the worst human caused catastrophe in recent history has just gotten worse.

Urgent - Radioactive Oil From BP Blowout!
Posted At Godlike Productions

This is going to blow the roof off of the scope of this disaster. This is why people are getting sick. This is why they are using Corexit in such quantities, this is why there aren't many ships out there. The radioactivity is beyond safe levels.

Remeber 'Alas, Babylon' while you read.

Lets first start with Eugene Island 330.

The mystery of Eugene Island.

Eugene island is a submerged geological feature like an underwater mountain 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana. The landscape is littered with deep fissures and faults which gush large amounts of oil and gas. A platform named Eugene Island 330 was producing 15,000 barrels of oil in the early 1970's. By the late 80's, the flow has reduced to 4,000 barrels a day. Then suddenly a mysterious thing happened. Production at Eugene Island 330 suddenly jumped back to 13,000 barrels a day. The reserve was refilled just like that. It is estimated the reserves went from 60 million barrels to 400 million barrels in a few days time. Something very strange is happening under the Gulf of Mexico.

What happened at Eugene Island supports the growing theory that oil is renewable from deep Earth processes. But don't let the general population know this. This aids to explain why the Middle East oil feilds seem to be inexhaustable.

Scientists noticed oils chemical composition did not change as fossil records had changed. Many scientist now believe oil is not created by decomposing remains of life since areas of very different ecospheres are producing oil of equal composition.

But there is much more to talk about the new discoveries of deep oil. Something very dangerous lurks in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Keep in mind the reserve Deepwater was drilling happens to be the deepest offshore reserve to date. Also keep in mind how we learned oil is sourced from deep below the Earths crust. Further down then mankind has been able to study and observe.

Helium is a naturally occurring gas formed in oil reserves. So common that helium detectors have been used to discover oil reserves. Helium is an inert gas known to be a by-product from the radiological decay of uranium and thorium. Uranium and Thorium are known to be in great quantities at greater depths. Yes, radioactive elements occur naturally and can be found and detected in trace amounts in shallow oil reserves. Oil reserves that do not produce large amounts of methane also lack uranium and thorium. The presence of methane is proportional to the presence of uranium and thorium, both radioactive elements.

Yes, you read that correctly!

The more methane that is present reflects the amount of Uranium and Thorium in the oil reserve. The deeper the oil, the younger the radiological decay is that produces helium. The Eugene Island 330 rig was replenished showing deep oil is resupllying the more shallow oil reserves in the Gulf of Mexico just off the coast of Louisiana.


"The energy coming from uranium and thorium decay is thought to be the most significant energy source inside the earth," Tolich said. "So this is the driving engine for things such as tectonic plate movements, volcanoes and earthquake. We are looking for neutrinos, particularly electron antineutrinos ... coming from uranium and thorium decay inside the earth. The uranium and thorium is distributed all through the earth in the mantle. One part in 10 million of the earth's mass is thought to be made of uranium and thorium.

That is correct! There is a large feed from Deep Earth just off the coast of Louisiana. Does this ring any bells? Give you the idea of the scope of the disaster yet?

Deep Earth oil is flooding to the surface and it is contaminated with uranium and thorium. During the Gulf War the Gulf Syndrome is speculated to be caused by the expulsion of Uranium and Thorium from the wells opened up by Saddam Hussein. Similar symptoms of illness are now beginning to occur at the Deepwater Horizon spill site and the resulting oil slick.

It is my conclusion, the oil from Deepwater is Deep Earth oil with elevated levels of radioactivity from Uranium and Thorium that hasn't had the time to decay.

Links to papers...


Credit source link to Godlike Productions...


25 June 2010

The Chilling Tim Rifat Interview on the Gulf Oil Spill

The Apocalypse Is Now!
Click on the link below to listen in on the interview by Jeff Rense with Tim Rifat from England who shares his insights into the diabolical causes and apocalyptic implications of the Gulf Oil disaster.

His viewpoint is unique and may surprise you. He may also freighten you. It will certainly wake you up. This is an alternative source of knowledge that you will never hear in the main line media. As you already should be aware, you are on your own as this disaster unfolds. You need to know the truth, not lies.

CDC Warning: Avoid Oil Spill Areas

Duhh - I bet you didn't already know that!
And don't go swimming at an oily beach either! I'm warning you!
Talk about political (science) double-speak... "while there is no threat - just better stay away anyhow..."
Common sense would tell you and me that none of this is healthy. Heaven help us all if it starts raining oil all over the place like it apparently has already in Florida and Louisiana.
And a hurricane is on the way! I guess it will be good for detergent sales.
Let's focus: What we are witnessing is the unmasking of the complete incompetence and helplessness of the whole federal bureacracy - the White House, the agencies like EPA, HHS, all of them. Haven't you realized yet that nobody has a clue as to what to do? And the gangster private comapanies like Haliburton, BP and the rest of the criminals are no better. What are you an idiot? Do you actually think these jack-asses know what they are doing?
The only relevant question is whether you know what you are doing to save yourself?
Well, do you?
According to the Washington Post, 20 million Gulf Coast residents may be evacuated soon.
To where?
If they move you they will determine where you are going to be put.
If you go now on your own you can have the say so over where you end up.
It's time for some serious thinking and actions along those lines.
Wake up folks...
The World you have known is no more.

CDC advises “Everyone, including pregnant women” to avoid areas affected by spill; Expert says crude oil contains “some of the most toxic chemicals that we know”
By oilflorida, on June 23rd, 2010
Health Data Gaps, BP Suspicions Worry U.S. Panelists, Bloomberg, June 22, 2010:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has issued health warnings…
While they suggest there is no threat, the CDC simultaneously advised “everyone, including pregnant women” to avoid spill-affected areas. …
Shira Kramer, an epidemiologist who has conducted research for the petroleum industry on the health consequences of exposure to petroleum, said she is concerned that the risks are being downplayed.
“It’s completely scientifically dishonest to pooh-pooh the potential here when you are talking about some of the most toxic chemicals that we know,” said Kramer, who is founder and president of consulting firm Epidemiology International in Hunt Valley, Maryland. She isn’t involved with the Institute panels.
“When you talk about community exposure, you are talking about exposures in unpredictable ways and to subpopulations that may be more highly susceptible than others, such as those of reproductive age, people who are immuno-compromised, children or fetuses. …
“[W]e have a soup of chemicals from the crude, chemicals from the dispersants and pollutants that were already in the water. Who can say how they will interact?”

24 June 2010

The Failed Food Empire: Famine

Any government that can not feed its people will fall. That should be self evident. The power to govern is the power to feed and in other ways sustain the life of the people. Loss of that ability has always led to the fall and collapse of empires and governments. America actually lost her ability to feed herself properly as a result of the Great Dust Bowl of the 1930's. This led to chemical agriculture since all the top soil was blown away. Chemical agriculture does not produce food that is able to sustain the life of the people. Here we are 4 generations from that time in a terrible mess.

In times of famine, guns and money don't matter as much as food does. In this time of impending and actual famine it behooves one to be food independent as much as possible. Ultimately the most important thing for any human being to do is feed self. That's taking one's survival into one's own hands. That's why we need a hoop house movement all over the country. We need food production in the middle of all the food deserts in America especially in so-called minority neighborhoods and areas. Whoever becomes food independent can live and survive no matter what else happens. Without that one thing nothing else much matters.

The Coming Global Famine: the Fall of the Food Empire
Wency Leung
Globe and Mail Update Published on Friday, Jun. 18, 2010 6:26PM EDT Last updated on Saturday, Jun. 19, 2010 9:32PM EDT
The history of the decline of world powers is also a history of hunger.
In their new book, Empires of Food: Feast, Famine and the Rise and Fall of– Civilizations (Free Press) Canadian agriculture expert Evan Fraser and U.S. journalist Andrew Rimas examine how societies from the Roman empire to imperial Britain crumbled as their food supplies crashed.
And we may be facing the same fate, warns Dr. Fraser, a specialist in food security, senior lecturer at the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds and soon-to-be professor of geography at the University of Guelph.
Dr. Fraser, who spent his childhood and teenage summers toiling on his grandfather's diversified vegetable farm west of Niagara Falls, Ont., says that history suggests that we need to alter the way we produce, store and consume our food before it's too late.
In your book, you identify three major mistakes made throughout history. Can you explain?
Food empires tend to emerge in periods of time when, over a couple of centuries, the climate's really quite nice. So the first assumption is that there is good weather, and there is always going to be good weather. Unfortunately, there isn't – human-induced climate change completely aside, the weather is cyclical.
The second one is food empires tend to expand when there's abundant unplowed, fertile, virgin soil all over the place. They expand by cutting trees down, plowing the fields, and grow quickly based on that initial explosion of productivity. That also isn't a sustainable, long-term strategy. In our society, we have masked this with our technology [in fertilization and irrigation], but there's serious doubts whether we'll be able to continue to do that.
The third assumption is more of an economic and ecological one. Farmers specialize on one or two things that they have a unique advantage in. That works on a relatively small scale. But when you say, “Let's turn all of the Midwest into a grain belt, and California into a tomato field,” you end up with highly efficient systems, but no resilience. Pests, droughts, fires, that sort of thing cause very, very big problems.
Our landscapes are similar to Ireland before the potato famines?
Exactly. On a whole bunch of different scales, we have created very, very, specialized food producing landscapes. These highly, highly homogeneous landscapes are just accidents waiting to happen.
How have we repeated the mistakes of the Roman empire?
One of Rome's problems was trying to keep the cupboard full. In our world, we don't keep very much in the way of food in reserve from one year to the next. It's very expensive to store food, so business people and governments don't want to do it for any longer than they absolutely have to. But what that means is we don't have much of a buffer.
In 2008, which had come on the heels of a couple of bad harvests globally, when food prices started to go up, there were very few days left in the reserve of the global food supply. We were down to a very small amount of soybean stocks, and similarly, wheat and rice stocks were very, very, very tight that year.
It's the difference between having your grandmother with tons of food in the cold cellar, or me with a tiny little fridge and one bag of pasta on the shelf. It's that sort of thing on a grand scale.
Is it fair to say corporations hold the power in today's empire?
They do wield enormous power, these agri-industrial companies. This is especially apparent in the companies that produce the seeds, the chemicals that would be used to treat the seeds...and then [control] the end-of the-chain stuff, like buying the cows and slaughtering the cows. So almost all of the inputs and almost all of the value-added processing, post-farm stuff is controlled by a very, very small handful of companies.
How does that compare with the medieval European monasteries?
I think it's a very direct and good analogy. The monks, for example, owned all the mills, all the breweries, all the distilleries and were the only ones who could afford all the oxen and heavy plows that were used to farm. And the peasants found themselves increasingly marginalized and removed from the land.
So what can we learn from the monasteries' failures?
Those monasteries grew very powerful and very large by exerting all this influence, but ... they also created this highly specialized landscape that couldn't sustain the decline in temperature that happened. Diseases were able to travel very, very quickly.
So I think the lesson of the monks is that we need to be wary of the power those agencies wield in creating this fragile food system, and we need a food system far more diverse in its landscape, a far lighter touch on the soil, and built specifically to keep it resilient to climate change.
Is such a thing as a sustainable food empire possible?
I don't think in the very long term, because at some point, soils get exhausted and climates change. I think what is sustainable is something where we accept that we need trade, we need specialization, we need technology for some commodities, some of our grains and whatnot, but we need to think very carefully about how we produce those.
And for things like vegetables and livestock, we really want to focus on local food. So, we need a nested system that has a little bit of the global and a lot of the local.
Wency Leung is a writer with Globe Life.

The New Gulf War Syndrome - Is the Oil Spill a War?

The Gulf War Syndrome may have a whole new meaning as the following article details. Suppose the Gulf is not the Persian Gulf, but the Gulf of Mexico? And the new 'Gulf War Syndrome' illness associated with it is caused by benzene, crude oil and other chemicals related to the BP 'oil spill' rather than the conditions in Iraq?
Question: Is a false flag operation (war) being carried out against the United States in the Gulf of Mexico? Is that why massive numbers of US and UN troops are deployed there? Is the US miliary in revolt against the Obama Administration? Are they using the Gulf disaster as a cover for a coup? Is that why the counter-insurgency specialist General Stanley McCrystal had to be brought home from Afghanistan to where he is really needed? Sound far fetched? Read the article below, then tell me what you think.

Gassed In The Gulf - Benzene, New Gulf War Syndrome

Dr. Joseph Chiappalone MD
By Deborah Dupré



The Government is not letting you know everything about the Gulf Oil Spill. Benzene in incredible amounts is being released into the air. People are getting sick. UN Vans by the thousands are parked in secluded areas out of site from the public on AF Base in Florida just below Jacksonville. They are also in many other areas. Enter this grid into Google maps and you can see for yourself. 29.97213,-81.660047 (you will have to enter the coordinates)

The petro-chemical-military-industrial complex is gassing Gulf Coast residents with poisonous Benzene and Corexit dispersant at dangerously high levels in the largest U.S. domestic military operation to date. The military and FEMA are engaged in Emergency Plans for 36 urban areas from Texas to Florida due to the unstoppable Gulf oil volcano the size of Mt. Everest, as WMR reports, indicating evacuations. Some people are advised to relocate now. (See Parts III and IV)

Satellite imagery that Obama's administration withheld shows "under the gaping chasm spewing oil at an ever-alarming rate is a cavern estimated to be around the size of Mount Everest. This information has been given an almost national security-level classification to keep it from the public," writes Wayne Madsen.

Human suffering in the Gulf is increasing from the world's latest and largest toxic oil kill as BP lies and government remains silent about human health risks and associated military interventions. Most immediately damaging of the operation's withheld information pertains to toxins breathed since the explosion.

Southerners reporting illnesses with symptoms reflecting Benzene and Corexit poisoning have had to face some leaders suggesting the cause to be mental illness, "stress", while others, such as BP chief Tony Hayward, blamed the illness on rotten food.

Hayward is the guy who sold his £1.4 million shares in BP one month before the Gulf "spill." This in turn caused a collapse of value and a saving to him of over £423,000 when BP's share price plunged after its predicted destruction in the gulf according to the Telegraph. (Since Hayward's pay package of £4 million a year had been insufficient, cashing out enabled him to pay off the mortgage on his family's mansion in Kent.)

No monitors, no dispersant toxicity studies

Other life-risking withheld information is that chemicals released have not been monitored. WMR colleague John Caylor, a Gulf Coast resident, reported, "BP and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which have stated that several hundred air quality monitors have been deployed around the Florida and Alabama coasts and have not detected any benzene levels that would be harmful to human health, are lying." (WMR, EPA and media lying about air monitors on Gulf coast, June 7-8, 2010)

A senior news source at WEAR-TV, ABC's affiliate in Pensacola told Caylor that "there are no air quality monitors that have been deployed along the coastal bays and inlets by either BP or the EPA. The station sent reporters out to check on the monitors and discovered they were non-existent." (Emphasis added)

"ABC News network out of New York and CNN are echoing the BP and Obama administration's lines that the air quality is being monitored and is perfectly safe," wrote Caylor. WWL TV reports monitors are being now used in south Louisiana. (See video #2 below)

The spewing oil and dispersant chemicals are toxic enough for so many people to become ill, evacuation would be required, especially before a hurricane blows the lethal cocktail over more Southerners. Hurricane season 2010, anticipated to be highly active and strong, will bring the oil and ipersant chemicals further inland, impacting health of too many people to be ignored. Already, even mainstream news reports 70 people in Louisiana have been admitted to hospital with symptoms of toxic poisoning. New Orleans area officials have urged people without means to evacuate before a hurricane to register now.

"Get a game plan now," WWL reported.

Corexit and Benzene Gulf gas combo effects

On May 1, two U.S. Department of Defense C-130 Hercules aircraft were employed to spray oil dispersant, Corexit EC9500A and Corexit EC9527A. Dispersant information, however, was "kept secret under competitive trade laws."

The stated purpose of using more chemicals on the chemical spill was "to break up the oil into tiny droplets that sink and can be more readily dispersed by ocean currents, to diminish the oil's effect on sea life and shore habitats." (New York Times, BP and EPA Skirmish Over Oil Dispersant, May 24, 2010) Mother Nature's non-chemical, safe, effective bio-remediation method (see Youtube below) of disposing of the oil was dismissed. Safe and effective solutions for human and environmental survival are not part of the agenda.

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) "Fact sheets" page for Nalco's Corexit has pdfs available for "Dispersant Type 1," Corexit 9500 (PDF); and "Dispersant Type 2," Corexit 9527A (PDF). Tom Philpott of Grist, who found that these product numbers matched those identified unofficially by his sources, writes,

"The data sheets for both products contain this shocker: 'No toxicity studies have been conducted on this product" -- meaning testing their safety for humans and both data sheets include the warning 'human health hazards: acute.'" (Emphasis added)

As Philpott reported, the MSDS for Corexit 9527A states

'excessive exposure may cause central nervous system effects, nausea, vomiting, anesthetic or narcotic effects,' and 'repeated or excessive exposure to butoxyethanol [an active ingredient] may cause injury to red blood cells (hemolysis), kidney or the liver.'

'"Prolonged and/or repeated exposure through inhalation or extensive skin contact with EGBE [butoxyethanol] may result in damage to the blood and kidneys.'"

The solvents 2-Butoxyethanol and petroleum distillate appear "most dangerous," writes Philpott, but these chemicals continue to be saturating water and air.

Out of work shrimper, oil clean-up work Clint Guidry reported, "The closest I got [to the Gulf water] was Venice, Louisiana, and you could smell it from Venice... they were actually spraying Corexit 9527A on the oil spill on top of the water and spraying all around - Venice sits on a peninsula, the Mississippi River, right at the - right above the Head of the Passes.

"And they were actually spraying this Corexit in the air all around where people were living, with kids and children, and continuously saying how safe it was."

By May 24, New York Times reported that 700,000 US gallons (2,600,000 l) of Corexit dispersants had gassed the area, "approaching a world record." BP was ordered to take "immediate steps to scale back the use of dispersants" that the military was reportedly spraying. Both entities seemingly follow orders from a higher command. Chemical gassing of Gulf life continued.

Benzene, or "swamp gas," the toxin released by fossil fuel oil, is lethal enough for public health concern and action without Corexit. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has determined that benzene causes severe human injury such as chromosomal, and is a human carcinogen. Exposure to high levels of benzene is associated with leukemia cancer: acute myelogenous leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, and chronic myelogenous leukemia. (See: 0.9977 Benzene (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Supplement7, 1987)

Benzene-related leukemias have been reported to develop in as short as nine months according to IARC.

The satiation of toxic air, water and food has posed serious health risks to all people of the Gulf, but especially to pregnant women, the elderly and people with health vulnerabilities such as asthma and emphysema. Gina Solomon, NRDC Senior Scientist outlined health risks Louisianians and other Gulf Coast residents face.

Only days after BPs greatest oil assault began, Solomon recommended that pregnant women leave the oil spill area since fossil fuel oil toxins cause miscarriages.

Oil spill VOC (volatile chemicals) acute health effects include "headaches, dizziness and nausea," and "[o]ver the long term, many of these chemicals have been linked to cancer, so there are lots of reasons to worry about inhaling them," advised Solomon. (Dupre, Hitting rock bottom calls for intervention, Examiner, May 9, 2010) The first nine Gulf spill workers were hospitalized for "dizziness, headaches and nausea" as Solomon predicted weeks before according to VOC effects, plus shortness of breath and nosebleeds, likely symptomatic of Corexit.

Adding fire to the fuel, burning the slick as the petrochemical-military-industrial complex are also doing, has compounded the public health risk. Dr. Marcel Casavant, chief of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has stated, "Smoke from burning oil contains many chemicals; some are potentially lethal poisons..." (ABC News, BP Gulf Oil Spill: Human Health Risks Small But Fears May Linger) Casavant indicates those at greatest risk are children.

Oil toxic poisoning does not always have immediate impact. One study showed that the effect is generational: women exposed to oil toxins have daughters with reproductive health problems, such as miscarriages. (See: Dupre, FUEL DVD countdown to end old, dirty, dangerous, corrupt business, Examiner, May 11. 2010; and Josh Tickell, FUEL, 2009)

Within days of the Gulf incident, the smell of oil was so strong in coastal deep south, it was reported that one lady had to shut all her windows, turn on her AC and "if her asthma keeps up like this, she'll need to go on her breathing machine tonight." Meanwhile, police were driving up and down the beach "explicitly telling tourists to 'just stay out of the water.'" (It's BP's Oil, Mother Jones, May 24, 2010) That was almost a month ago. How is she now?

Harassed for attempted survival

CNN reported that commercial shrimper working on the "clean-up," John Wunstell Jr. filed a temporary restraining order in federal court against BP to stop its harassment of workers that voice health concerns. He "wants the oil giant to give the workers masks." Among first reported workers hospitalized for oil/gas injury, Wuntsell alleges that BP confiscated his clothing stripped from him in the hospital, and told him that they would not be returned. This story is eerily similar to those of Nazi gas chambers.

Louisiana Shrimpers Association also accused BP of threatening to fire fisherman from cleanup jobs if they complain about health problems or wear masks. (See Gulf Spill Workers Hopsitalized, Restraining Orders sought, News Inferno) Clean-up worker fishermen were not given respirators, "not even those working in the most dangerous area, closest to the well still spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico," reported Guidry.

Such negative public relations for corporatism has almost been blacked-out. Gulf Coast residents lack information about serious risks BP's poisons are inflicting on them. Solomon's words of warning were a silenced clarion call to Gulf residents.

Another mild warning for Louisinans was finally offered today. A New Iberia, Louisiana chemist, Wilma Subra advised in a WWL TV new report (Youtube video below) that people experiencing ill health effects from the gassing should relocate, "move out of the area."

Regardless of presidential or other statements about holding accountable those responsible for the latest oil assault on humanity, the U.S. military objective in the Gulf for its ultimate goal of Full Spectrum Dominance has been achieved.

Gulf Coast residents and The World Can't Wait calling a Gulf Emergency Summit for citizens to take charge of the Gulf crisis face U.S. military and BP's hired private army mercenaries, similar to during Katrina's aftermath.

The military now controls one of the nation's most important ports, its most inland port, Baton Rouge, and the nation's largest river, the Mighty Mississippi. These are primary resources required in the Pentagon's quest for total control of "land sea, and air superiority." (See USSPACECOM's Vision for 2020, and www.spacecom.af.mil/usspace)

On June 2, 2000, Defense News reported that "Full-spectrum dominance" is the key term in "Joint Vision 2020," the blueprint DoD will follow in the future" and that "Innovation has always been a hallmark of the American military. In 2020, this native American talent will be even more important." For those who dare look, the Gulf operation has been a demonstration of such innovation.

Deepwater Unified Command Gulf Operation

In its quesst for the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. military innovation enabled it to seize control of Haiti within hours of its earthquake, then the entire Gulf after the "spill," and now, in secret maneuvers will soon include more U.S. coastal land and inhabitants according to WMR. (See Gassed in the Gulf Part I) The petro-chemical-military industrial complex includes BP's "security firm" Wackenhut, hired as a private army to help control the people of the Gulf region, hide Gulf atrocities and control the region through the 'Deepwater Horizon Unified Command military operation.

Jeremy Scahill reports that Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, and her husband, Avi Lewis, host of al Jazeera English's popular program Fault Lines, described a "run in" with Wackenhut, hired for "perimeter security" for the Deepwater Horizon Command. (Jeremy Scahill, BP and US Government 'Command Center' Guarded by Company from Afghan Embassy Hazing Scandal, May 28, 2010)

A foreign company, British Petroleum and U.S. government agencies, including the US Coast Guard, Department of Defense, Department of State, and Department of Homeland Security are running Deepwater Unified Command according to Scahill.

Wayne Madsen reports that "36 urban areas on the Gulf of Mexico are expecting to be confronted with a major disaster from the oil volcano" and "emergency plans are being made for cities and towns from Corpus Christi, Texas, to Houston, New Orleans, Gulfport, Mobile, Pensacola, Tampa-St.Petersburg-Clearwater, Sarasota-Bradenton, Naples, and Key West."

Citing sources within the US Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, and Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Madsen asserts that "the Obama White House and British Petroleum are covering up the magnitude of the volcanic-level oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and working together to limit BP's liability for damage caused by what can be called a 'mega-disaster." Florida is preparing to evacuate, with FEMA taking the lead.

For this operation to succeed, mainstream media must participate in the PR campaign, (propaganda) since most Americans still believe and even center their lives around their TVs. An example of mainstream "news" propaganda presented was the reporting of BP containing one of the leaks. Madsen stated it was "pure public relations disinformation designed to avoid panic and demands for greater action by the Obama administration, according to FEMA and Corps of Engineers sources."

Gulf military operation LYHOP or MYHOP

A "spill" reflects an accident. BP's reported "spill," actually an underwater oil volcano, was either a LYHOP, a Let It Happen On Purpose, or a MYHOP, a Make It Happen On Purpose. Both are false flag operations to further justify military control on U.S. soil in the already existing coup that began during the Bush administration in October 2008 when US troops were deployed for duty on U.S. soil.

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before," said Rahm Emanual and David Rockefeller has said, "All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."

It has also been said that fascism will come when the people ask for it. Now that BP admits it cannot control the Gulf crisis, will the American people ask for military control, be grateful for it, or at least simply continue allowing its latest major step in "full spectrum" control, same as Americans allowed passage of the USA PATRIOT ACT after 911?

The gulf crisis was predicted if not planned by more than one person knowing human and other life would be injured or killed. Exxon Mobil Chairman Rex Tillerson told a House of Representatives subcommittee that BP's operation was "a dramatic departure from the industry norm in deepwater drilling."

The explosion's cause is attributed to a $500,000. missing piece of equipment, an acoustic switch, required in other countries. With G.W. Bush's deregulations, the Gulf operation could proceed without the safety equipment, leading to military intervention. New York Times reports that during a Congressional hearing, members learned that BP also decided not to conduct a "cement bond log" test that would have measured the cement's strength. Halliburton Energy Services was producer of the casing being run and cemented. This company knows how to make a profit. It is the same company profiting most from U.S. illegal Middle East invasions, Hurricane Katrina and Haiti's earthquake.

Soon after the Gulf explosion, oil workers requesting anonymity report that they heard a telephone conversation in which the head of the rig was crying while telling the other party on the phone, "We knew this was going happen. Are you satisfied now?"

Since the explosion, "Louisiana and Florida have essentially begged for help, to no avail. Governor Jindal said with emotion, 'We need more boom, more skimmers, more jack-up barges,' reports Houston Homeland Security Examiner, Lou Gallio, adding, "Louisiana, however, has received only a fraction of the supplies it requested to protect itself."

Add the BP chief Tony Hayward selling his shares one week before the explosion. (See Gassed in the Gulf, Part I) What has become a U.S. military operation increasingly appears to have been a LYHOP, if not a MYHOP false flag black operation.

"To the rescue" military innovation

During the fake but profitable H1N1 swine flu pandemic, troops were moved into five regional areas, ready for action. At that time, Ron Paul stated, "The stage is set for our country to be in remnant status... to evolve into a military dictatorship" in which few are aware of seriousness of this and "few seem to care." (Video) Now, six thousand troops have moved into the southern area for a long-term Gulf operation with more on standby according to Defense News.

Defense News reports that Army Col. Patrick R. Bossetta, commander of State Aviation Command in Hammond, La. stated that the operation tempo is almost as high as Louisiana aviation units deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan experienced. (Department of Defense News, Louisiana Aviators Battle Oil Spill, Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul C. Meeker 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

The Deepwater Horizon drill rig exploded, killed 11 platform workers and injured 17 others on April 20, 2010. By May 16, USNORTHCOM was preparing military operations within the U.S., working with DHS, state and local law enforcement on U.S. soil. (See: Maj. Dale Greer: 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs, Units make history with Air Force's first homeland defense ORI, June 3, 2010, located on Intelhub.com)

"We're thinking ahead over the long term" said Army Maj. Gen. Abner C. Blalock, Alabama's adjutant general during a DoD roundtable. "[A]ssets from Missouri and Illinois have been tapped to support operations in Louisiana through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact." (Department of Defense News, States Prepare to Help Louisiana, Army Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy, National Guard Bureau) "Six months" in Afghanistan occupation time means years.

Regrettably for some 911 survivors offended by the comparison, as during the 911 false flag black operation, hiding evidence is paramount to mission success. A prime example of this during the 911 black operation was Bush's demand for a fake investigation. The Gulf operation evidence is being hidden. As noted in Part I of this series, military personnel and mercenaries have blocked journalists from the Gulf area and BP has coerced oil spill responders to sign contracts preventing them from talking to the press about their observations in the region.

In the 911 black operation designed to further fascism by catapulting the war on terror, early stage response workers were not provided preventive gear and therefore breathed toxic dust. Today, oil assault response workers are breathing toxins and not provided preventive gear. BP spokesman Darren Beaudo claims constant air quality monitoring, by boats and wearable "badges" worn by supervisors on boats in areas judged the most dangerous, show no air quality problem and no need for workers to wear masks, all untrue according to reports highlighted in Part I of this series.

Years of military intervention are now needed in the U.S. because the Gulf emergency is greater than the public has been informed and the military needs control of the Gulf. Wayne Madsen reports that "when the Army Corps of Engineers first attempted to obtain NASA imagery of the Gulf oil slick -- which is larger than that being reported by the media -- it was turned down. However, National Geographic managed to obtain the satellite imagery shots of the extent of the disaster and posted them on their web site."

"BP is the operator and principal developer of the Macondo Prospect with 65% of interest, while 25% is owned by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, and 10% by MOEX Offshore 2007, a unit of Mitsui. (Wikipedia)

Deepwater Horizon was a 9-year-old, massive, floating semi-submersible Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU), built by Hyundai Heavy Industries with supposed capacity to operate in waters up to 8,000 feet (2,400 m) deep and drill down to 30,000 feet (9,100 m) drilling an exploratory well at approximately 1,500 meters in the Macondo Prospect located in the Mississippi Canyon Block 252. This prospect is in the United States "exclusive economic zone," about 41 miles (66 km) off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. "It was owned by Transocean under the Marshalese flag of convenience, under lease to BP until September 2013." (Wikipedia)

BP's Gulf exploration dangers were known for years. Explaining technological requirements for oil companies to drill as deeply as intended for fossil fuels in the Gulf, in the movie, FUEL, Ken Hern, now chairman of the board of Homeland Renewable Energy, emphatically alerts, "It would be easier to send a man to the moon than to drill as deep as they are planning."

People of integrity, from Van Jones and oil rig supervisors to the UN Renewable Energy Ambassador of Goodwill Josh Tickell and a host of other environmentalist leaders, tried to prevent the Gulf disaster. They could have succeeded in saving lives and the planet if powers that be want that.

Instead, in disregard of the weary, the poor, the downtrodden, mainly people of color in the South, the power elite have been quietly moving towards full and total control. They and the military who serve them are like the Mississippi River itself, Paul Robeson's Ol' Man River, looking the other way, knowing but acting as if unaware of human suffering.

"He don't say nothin'. He just keeps rollin' along."

Deborah Dupré, with post-graduate science and education degrees from U.S. and Australian universities, has been a human rights advocate and environmentalist for over 25 years in the U.S., Vanuatu and Australia. Support her work by subscribing to her articles (free). For a more just and peaceful world, see Dupré's Vaccine Liberty or Death book plus her Compassion Film Project DVDs.

It's Raining Oil in Louisiana (video)

Rain clouds forming over the Gulf are picking up oil (and chemicals) and then dropping in on the land. Here is video from Louisiana showing the results. How far can a cloud travel that is full of oil and chemicals? Could it reach you and me? What are the health implications of oily rain?

23 June 2010

The Wonders of Coconut Oil

One of the most vital areas to be on top of nutritionally is making sure you are using the right fats and oils in your diet. This is an area of great confusion - confusion deliberately created to drive consumers to artificial fats and oils as well as cheapies like canola and soy bean oil. That's another instance of the corporations lining their pockets at the expense of our health. Not to mention all the medico-babble about dangerous fat and high cholesterol, blah, blah, blah, blah... All of which has resulted in poor health outcomes for the public so confused.

So take it easy, Greasy- You got a long way to slide-!

The Wonders of Coconut Oil

NaturalNews) People who really know about health know about virgin coconut oil. It's the oil of choice for health-conscious people, and it's used in everything from smoothies (delicious!) to personal care products. You can use coconut oil both inside and outside your body.It's even useful for cooking because coconut oil has a much higher temperature tolerance than even extra virgin olive oil. Its fat molecules stay intact, in other words, at higher stovetop temperatures, so that makes it safer for use as a cooking oil.

It's also widely used in raw foods recipe as a stabilizer and source of delicious plant-based fats with their own unique nutritional properties.Virgin coconut oil is 44.6% lauric acid, 16.8% myristic acid, and 8.2% palmitic acid, and it's composed mostly of medium-chain-fatty-acids (MCFA). MCFAs are widely regarded as extremely useful for providing sustainable energy due to their molecular structure. Many bodybuilders and athletes rely on MCFAs as a key part of their high-performance diets.I've been an advocate of organic virgin coconut oil for years, recommending all the top companies such as Nutiva (www.Nutiva.com) and Vivapura (www.VivaPura.net). They provide outstanding coconut oil products that I use myself on a regular basis.

How coconut oil is harvested and extracted

Ever wonder how premium coconut oil is actually made? Here's where ours comes from:First, whole coconuts are collected fresh off the tree, then shelled to remove the outer shell (the brown skin).The white coconut meat is removed and ground at low temperatures into granules. These granules are then dried at 104 - 113 degrees Fahrenheit for 2.5 hours.Once dried, the coconut granules are loaded into a customized cold-process expeller that squeezes out the oil. This is also done at 113 degrees or lower in order to preserve the raw nutrients.The oil that comes out is then loaded into a centrifuge machine that spins it at high speed to remove any moisture or particulate matter. (The solid coconut matter that comes out is used to make coconut flour, which can be substituted for wheat in baking recipes.)The resulting oil is called "Virgin Coconut Oil." It is then poured into the final containers, labeled and shipped.Note that there is no cooking, pasteurization, fumigation, hydrogenation or other artificial process involved. This is all about harvesting the coconut meat, drying it, then pressing out the oils to be captured, filtered and packaged. It is probably the most natural process you can find for consuming coconut oil other than picking and eating the coconut yourself.Coconut oil has a surprisingly long shelf life -- up to several years on the shelf due to its ability to naturally resist oxidation. When stored in the refrigerator, it is naturally a solid. When warmed in ambient room temperature, it becomes a liquid.
Using virgin coconut oil

Here are several ideas for using coconut oil. If you're right now cooking in a pan with something like olive oil, try replacing that with coconut oil. Coconut oil resists creating high-heat carcinogens, meaning you can cook with it at higher temperatures without poisoning your food as often happens with corn oil, soybean oil or other cheap, low-end vegetable oils.

Secondly, you can add coconut oil to just about any smoothie to give it a fatty "ice cream" flavor and texture. Try blending frozen fruit with palm sugar and coconut oil! It makes a delicious, ice cream textured dessert that will just blow your mind with its nutritional potency, too. (Your kids can eat this all day long, guilt free!)If you're into raw foods recipes, you'll find yourself using coconut oil for all kinds of things. Especially desserts, where coconut oil is often part of the icing that goes on the raw cake or pie. It's super delicious! (And also guilt free...)

You can use coconut oil in practically any recipe that calls for vegetable oil or shortening. Shortening, by the way, is just hydrogenated vegetable oil. I hope you never eat that because it's terrible for your health. Replace it with coconut oil for the sake of your health...

Coconut oil can also be used as a partial replacement for butter. It doesn't quite have the butter taste, but it's close, and the healthy fats in it resemble butter in many recipes. (Try replacing half the butter in a recipe with coconut oil.)

Finally, you can use this coconut oil to make your own skin care products. Melt a small amount of bees wax in a pan with coconut oil, add some medicinal herbs or tinctures, and you've made your own skin salve! Coconut oil is a wonderful base for all sorts of personal care products. I've even seen it packaged as a personal lubricant (no kidding!). It's great for skin, hair, face and your entire body, head to toe.The key is getting the good quality coconut oil that hasn't been cooked. That's why you'll really like what we've acquired for you here: It's a premium-grade coconut oil that's perfect for smoothies, cooking, baking and personal care needs.Get some while our supplies last. As with most of our specials, this is a one-time shipment that will probably be sold out within a few days.Click here to get some of this coconut oil for yourself today.You'll really enjoy this oil. I'm stocking up on some for my own kitchen!

19 June 2010

The Health Perils of Air Travel

Ever wonder why even a short plane ride can leave you feeling less than your best, and a long one can literally make you severely ill? Here's part of the reason: aerotoxic syndrome. Right now the government and the airline industry do not even admit that it exists, but all of the sickened passengers know that it exists. It's not all in your head and it is also not just other passengers who are ill passing their flu germs around.

Jet lag is another well known phenomenon that affects long distance multiple time zone travellers. It helps if your activities en route are those being done appropriately at your final destination. If they are sleeping where you are going, then try to go to sleep. When you arrive at your destination, expose your eyes to the sun as much as is safely possible for several minutes. This will help the body adjust to the new time zone you have entered.

Also the fact that the air inside a plane has 0% humidity plays role in drying out the respiratory system and even producing significant dehydration of the whole body. That's why on long trips you must hydrate as if you were in a desert environment - you are! Only you're in an airliner cabin scrunched in an uncomfortable seat at 40,000 feet!

Also be aware that cabin pressure is less then atmospheric pressure on the ground - usually about 90% of sea level air pressure. That's why your ears pop.

If that weren't stress enough on the body and mind, how about the fact that the oxygen level is low, only about 90% normal as well? If you have lung or heart problem, not to mention a brain problem, you are not doing too well right about now.

The list of negative factors associated with air travel goes on: allergies, blood clots, panic attacks, bad food, muscle cramps, etc

Aerotoxic Syndrome: Why airplanes can make you ill
(NaturalNews) Have you ever flown on an airplane and later become mysteriously ill? Maybe you developed a headache, had trouble breathing or experienced severe brain fog? These symptoms (and many others) just might be the result of breathing toxic fumes that regularly circulate throughout many commercial airline cabins.Aerotoxic Syndrome, the unofficial name now being used to identify the laundry list of both acute and chronic symptoms caused by breathing contaminated jet cabin air, include things like chronic fatigue, respiratory difficulties, vision problems and cognitive disorder. For some, the symptoms may be short-lived, but for others, persistent neurological damage may occur as a result of exposure, and many don't even realize it's happening until it's too late.
So what exactly is Aerotoxic Syndrome?Airplanes fly at elevations that are thousands of feet above sea level where the air is cold and thin. If this air were to be pumped in directly from the outside, it would not be breathable for passengers. In order to make it suitable for breathing, it must be pressurized, heated, and then circulated to the passengers.Originally, planes were designed with mechanical compressors that produced clean, suitable cabin air. But since the 1950s, most commercial planes have been redesigned to make cabin air by drawing in a compressed supply of it from plane engines (a less expensive way to produce it). Typically, this "bleed air" is mixed with existing cabin air and recirculated throughout the flight.The only problem is that the area of the engine from which this air is drawn is often contaminated with toxic fumes from the friction that occurs between various moving parts and the oil that lubricates them.These compartments are designed with seals that are supposed to block fumes from getting into the cabin, but they are not 100 percent effective. And like everything else, they break down over time, letting more and more oil mix with hot compressed air.Sometimes so much oil mixes with air being drawn into the cabin that passengers will literally be able to see fumes and smoke filling the cabin. This is commonly referred to as a "fume event".The type of oil used to lubricate plane engines is a complex, synthetic variety that has been specially formulated to endure extreme conditions. So naturally it is filled with all kinds of toxic components, including Tricresyl phosphate (TCP), a known neurotoxin that is used in pesticides and nerve agents.Heavy metal particles such as nickel, cadmium and beryllium also make their way into the mix as the "bleed air" is drawn through engine channels. And because all of these different toxins are exposed to extremely hot engine air, there's no telling what kinds of new contaminants are formed by the time air enters the cabin.According to the
Aerotoxic Association, these toxins cause damage to the central nervous system that vary from person to person. Some people may experience immediate symptoms while others may notice a pattern of illness that becomes progressively worse over time.
How is the aviation industry responding to Aerotoxic Syndrome?Not surprisingly, government and regulatory authorities will not even admit that Aerotoxic Syndrome exists. According to them, there is not enough evidence that the toxic fumes circulating in airplane cabins are responsible for any sort of illness. And vaccines are perfectly good for you too, by the way. And sunlight is bad for you. (The denials just never end...)This is all quite astounding, considering the
numerous testimonies from pilots, air filtration experts, flight attendants and passengers that have been harmed by toxic cabin air.Take, for instance, the story of Tony Watson, a former commercial airline pilot who quit after ten years because of health problems. Blood tests revealed that his body was filled with petroleum-related chemicals that led to severe neurological damage, leaving him unable to fly planes.And it's not just individuals making these claims. The U.K Parliament's House of Lords made a request back in 2007 that the substances contained in cabin air fumes be analyzed to determine safety. This group realized there was a problem and sought answers. But no answers were forthcoming...A group from Cranfield University agreed to conduct the study and release the results by March 15, 2010, but it has yet to do so. And according to the Aerotoxic Association, the group may never release the report because the university has "close commercial partnerships with Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing and Rolls-Royce, to name just a few".
So do all planes recycle toxic air?According to the Aerotoxic Association, virtually all jet aircraft and turboprops use an air circulating system that is susceptible to toxic fumes. The only type of plane that uses non-bleed technology is the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.This commercial jet is the first one in over 40 years to be created using safe technology, despite evidence since at least the early 1990s that bleed technology creates toxic cabin air.While the creation of this jet is a positive step in the right direction, neither Boeing nor any other jet manufacturer is willing to take responsibility for the thousands of other jets out there that continue to poison passengers and flight crews.You would think that plane manufacturers would at least install filters to clean the bleed air before it enters the cabin, but they simply aren't doing this. Most planes don't even have contaminated air detectors to identify the presence of harmful toxins (probably because if they did, the alarms would never stop sounding).
The industry should admit to the problem It's amazing to think that one little cost-cutting measure could have such incredible consequences. Whatever money was saved by plane manufacturers in converting to bleed air technology is nothing in comparison to the billions of dollars it may cost them to retrofit their planes with air filters that would protect passengers.And that doesn't even consider the health care costs to the passengers, by the way.In the meantime, companies like Boeing will gradually introduce new planes with the improved technology without ever admitting there was a problem with the old ones. And millions of people will continue to fly on old, toxic planes that are needlessly destroying their health.Let's hope the growing media attention to this issue forces the aviation industry to address the problem, install proper filters on existing planes, and stop using air bleed technology on all future planes.