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The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure (April 29 – May 3, 2013) brought 40+ researchers and government/agency witnesses to Washington DC to testify before six former members of the U.S. Congress on events and evidence supporting the truth of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race and a government policy to embargo that truth. As seen on the Mac’s UFO News Blog. For information regarding the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure contact:

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I promised to write this some time ago on twitter, i apologise its taken me some time to do so. But if you read on, maybe you will understand a little as to why its taken some time.

PTSD: From the eyes of a child pedophile survivor.

To live with post traumatic stress disorder is exhausting. The constant anxiety. The constant nagging fears. The black hole starts to consume the mind slowly, until one day there is nothing left but darkness. Sadness. Anxiety. Loneliness. Sorrow. Guilt. Fear. It feels mind numbingly insane to fall into the pits of darkness when your identities conflict. One part of me is confident, logical, loving, analytical, and often in too many ways, intrigued by the world around me. The other part of me hides in the dark corners, seeks comfort in being alone, hides away from the world and feels i am nothing, i am numb.

To understand how i became so conflicted, i have to go back. Childhood. The time when your life is supposed to be free from worries, stress, hurt, pain, anxiety, yet somehow, i must have done something wrong. i got worries, stress, hurt, pain and oh so much more. I didnt understand until i was almost an adult what had happened in those years i tried to so hard to repress. I feel so stupid. How was i so smart and logical and not understand what happened to me. Maybe because i tried to fight the memories and tried so hard to repress them that i didnt process it. I dont know, all i know is it left me with nothing but guilt, sadness, hate and a conflicting craziness in my mind i have never experienced before, how did i get so lost in the process of dealing and accepting? I am the survivor of a child pedophile. It took me many years to say those words out loud. The sadness that i feel when i say those words is beyond explanation. The guilt i have carried has left scars so deep, because i never stopped it. i never spoke up and said something and i was not the last of his victims. for so long i all i felt was guilty when i found out others had become just like me. reduced to my fate. A survivor. A child ripped apart mentally, physically numb and broken inside. An adult struggling to find the light in the crazy darkness. Trying to find a way to heal the scars that continue to cut so deep into me. The pain becomes physical. The gut wrenching nausea, the searing migranes, the aching heart. What we mentally suffer manifests to physical symptoms and starts to rule your life. I try and hide. Shut myself away from the world. Wishing i could wake up tomorrow and just be, well, somebody else. Not Me. Not  mentally lost in this confusing hell of memories and nightmares.

Many years of therapy have taught me many techniques to deal with the realities of what i suffer on a daily basis, but, its still never easy. I guess to truly understand why the suffering of PTSD is deeply impacting on me, its because of multiple trauma’s. From 8-11/12 yrs old, groomed, broken and abused by which my parents had no idea. At 13 i was sexually assaulted by someone connected with extended family. When i confided in a friend at school she told a teacher. The family drama’s followed. Then the name calling started, i was called a slut and whore by an other in the family who didnt want to believe me. That was until her little sisters came forward also. By now people realised i wasnt lying. But the mental damage was already done. My life started a slippery slope downwards from there on. I was expelled from high school in year 8. i started to drink, alot. I ran away from home. I dont think my parents fully realised until recently just how much i was suffering when i was a teen. They didnt know of the pedophile. Only knew of the assault. But that wasnt to be the end of it.  One of the times i ran away, i was raped. After the no’s, the shoving, the fighting to get his stinking beer face away from me, I can vividly remember thinking, how can you see my tears and still do this to me. I really am worth nothing.

Again, shame, guilt, all of it overcomes. How could this have happened to me, i am strong. at 14, i wasnt much of a challenge for a grown man, i realise that now, but back then, how could i. Was It was my fault, maybe they could see something in me that showed them i was nothing, that is why  it kept on happenening to me. because i wasnt worth any thing more.  Thats how i felt, and somedays in all honesty, i still feel that way. To accept what has been done is to fully deal with it, and i dont think i have ever been ready to full do so, but to keep on pushing it back, regressing and hiding, only makes the suffering worse. i know that now. But when the scars are so deep the pain so vividly real, how do you stop the floodgates when you open them. How do you ever go back to who you once were. Maybe, one day, at the end of my journey, ill have the answer. Until then, i truly hope for the day when time healed all wounds.

AA.

(NB: A further trauma that confounds PTSD on me, is being involved at 17yrs old (victim) in an armed robbery where i was working (thankfully i had been pushed to the ground by a supervisor moments before guns were fired, thankfully no one was shot).

Country in Crisis Convoy – Kuradji/Sandon Point to Leards State Forest/Walmadan – April 20th, 2012

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Join in or come and show Solidarity to the Country in Crisis Convoy. To Help Protect Walmadan from Gas and Mining Projects.

Many stages to join in depending on your location:

STAGE ONE: SYDNEY –(5.15AM)  Kuradji/Sandon Point  (Dawn Smoking Ceremony) to Martin Place Sydney : 5.15am – Uncle Dootch from Kuradji/Sandon Point tent embassy as agreed to give the convoy an East Coast dawn ceremony to help the convoy cross country.

STAGE TWO: SYDNEY (8AM)  – Sydney to Newcastle T4 Terminal Blockade:   Assembly at Occupy Sydney (cnr Martin Place and Elizabeth St) for Rally and Convoy Departure.

STAGE THREE NEWCASTLE: T4 TERMINAL TO FULLERTON COVE for Solidarity with Stop CSG Fullerton Cove Community

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STAGE FOUR FULLERTON COVE:FULLERTON COVE TO GLOUCESTER – OVERNIGHT STAY

STAGE FIVE GLOUCESTER (April 21st): GLOUCESTER TO LEARD STATE FOREST

STAGE SIX LEARD FOREST: Leard Forest to Nullabor; Kalgoorlie; Wiluna; Birrup, Walmadan (CALL JEAN ON  0427 654 069 FOR STAGE 6 INFORMATION)

Further Information regarding Walmadan and event: https://www.facebook.com/events/350841308354112/?ref=14

http://kimberleydirectaction.wordpress.com/

http://www.goolarabooloo.org.au/

http://www.twitter.com/occupySYDNEY

From Ecuador to Djibouti: A Tale of Cocaine Trafficking, Sex Crime Charges, Extraordinary Rendition & Julian Assange

By guest writer Danny Weil

As reported at Dailycensored.com on  November 14, 2012, two sources have alleged that the CIA has been engaging in cocaine trafficking in Chile to fund an $88 million campaign to defeat President Rafael Correa in Ecuador’s upcoming presidential election: former British Diplomat Craig Murray, and Chilean journalist Patricio Mery Bell.

It is no secret that the US wants to see Correa defeated and the presidential election scheduled next month in Ecuador will see whether he is. He has enacted policies the US government considers adverse to US interests including closing the US military base in Ecuador. Moreover, it is likely the US sees the defeat of Correa as key to getting its hands on Julian Assange.

There is also the $19 billion judgment by an Ecuadorean court against Chevron for despoiling the Amazon rainforest. A group of the plaintiffs have recently begun initiating legal proceedings to seize Chevron’s assets in Canada, Brazil and Argentina.

The allegations of Cocaine trafficking are strikingly similar to cocaine trafficking by the CIA in the 1980s to fund the Contras in Nicaragua.

Patricio Mery Bell is head of the Panorama news service in Chile. In October 2012, Bell arranged to meet with the Ecuadorian president while Correa was in Chile, to present evidence of CIA cocaine trafficking in Chile to fund Correa’s defeat.

On his way to meet with Correa, Patricio Bell was arrested and charged with assaulting a woman. His cell phone, which contained evidence to be presented to Correa, was confiscated and never returned.

Patricio Bell claims he was set up by the woman accusing him, and it has been reported that the she has ties to a CIA backed anti Castro groups in Miami. The charges against Bell are suspiciously similar to those against Assange, but the coincidences don’t end there.

Craig Murray is the other person who has disclosed allegations that the CIA was trafficking cocaine in Chile to fund the defeat of Correa in Ecuador. Murray had two independent sources, one in the UK the other in Washington.

Craig Murray is a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan who exposed torture, renditions and collusion between the CIA and British MI6. He was subsequently charged with extortion for sexual purposes and blackmailing people into sex in exchange for British visas. He did get his name cleared 18 months later.

 

Sex crime charges

The sex crime charges against Assange, Bell and Murray are part of a pattern of whistle blowers being charged with sex crimes which includes Iraqi weapons inspector Scott Ritter and Guantanamo Bay Chaplain James Yee.

As Craig Murray reported: after returning to the US, Iraqi weapons inspector Scott Ritter was entrapped in a computer sex sting set up by the FBI.  Not coincidentally, this occurred after Ritter publicly stated that there were no weapons of Mass destruction in Iraq.

Chaplain James Yee exposed mistreatment of inmates at Guantanamo Bay. After espionage charges were dropped against him, Yee was convicted of adultery and having pornography on a government computer, only to have those convictions later overturned.

Sexual entrapment has long been used in espionage to blackmail adversaries and recruit spies. Now it appears it is being used against whistleblowers. The fact that Britain used sex crime charges against Craig Murray heightens suspicions of collusion with the US to render Julian Assange.

 

Djibouti

For those skeptical that Britain, Sweden and the US are collaborating to render Assange, a story out of Djibouti should put to rest any doubts.  According to an article by the UK’s Independent (thanks to Truthout.org reader Arbed121), three Somali men were arrested in the African country of Djibouti last August and accused by US agents of supporting the Somali militia Al Sabah. A lawyer for the men claim the three were sojourning in Djibouti when they crossed paths with “friendly” undercover CIA and FBI agents.

The three were interrogated by US agents in Djibouti (a country which has a history of assisting the US with renditions) without being charged with any crime. After two months, they were secretly indicted in New York, taken into custody by the FBI and flown to the US to stand trial.

Two of the men were Swedish citizens, one a resident of Britain. Britain and Sweden had been monitoring the three for some time. The UK stripped the British man of his residency. Sweden has made no effort to defend their citizens. The Independent article reported Sweden has in fact cooperated with the US on a number of rendition cases (ibid).

 

Julian Assange

The charges against Julian Assange must be viewed in context with the sex crime charges against Craig Murray, Patricio Bell, James Yee and Scott Ritter. Add the collaboration between Britain, Sweden and the US in the Djibouti renditions and we find even more evidence that these three countries may be colluding to render Assange.

At a speech from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Craig Murray claimed Wikileaks revealed how governments had colluded in the rendition and torture of individuals across the globe.  And now some of these same governments appear to be colluding to render Assange.

From renditions in Africa to cocaine trafficking in South America, the US war on terror rolls on unceasingly as it targets and takes out adversaries across the globe. Many, such as the Djibouti three, have committed no offenses against the US. Chile, Britain, Sweden, and Djibouti reveal a chilling pattern of international governments acting unlawfully – presumably at the behest of the US military-industrial complex.

It is clear the US views Julian Assange as an ongoing threat to exposing its mischief across the globe. Vice President Joe Biden has even labeled him a high-tech terrorist. And now the US has in its sights the one leader who has stood up for Assange, Ecuador’s Rafael Correa, as the CIA has allegedly trafficked cocaine in Chile to fund a plot to get rid of him.

Apparently Correa now fears for his life, because he recently publicly stated there may be a CIA plan to assassinate him.

An Orwellian story

The facts of this tale bear a striking resemblance to what Orwell wrote about in his dystopic novel, 1984. We are in an unending state of perpetual war with an ill-defined and shifting enemy and the populace are under constant surveillance while individuals are labeled sex criminals and terrorists and then hunted down for offenses that often are little more than “thought crimes.”  They are then coerced into confessing their “crimes” after being subjected to techniques which include waterboarding, not unlike the practices described in Orwell’s notorious 1984, Room 101.

Newspeak and double think are now the order of the day. “Cocaine trafficking” is the “war on drugs”, “rendition is liberty”, “subverting elections” is “democracy” and “framing whistleblowers” is “justice”.

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Danny Weil is a reporter for Truthout.com, Daily Censored.com, Project Censored.com and is the author of many books.  He has spent more than two years living in Latin America and one year working for the Sandinista government and the Ministry of Culture in 1985.  He is fluent in Spanish and has just returned from Ecuador.

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THE IMPACT OF MERCURY ON HUMAN HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Hyman, MarkView Profile. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine10. 6 (Nov/Dec 2004): 70-5.


Headnote

This material was presented at the meeting of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, which was held in New Orleans on September 23-24, 2004

The city of New Orleans was spared the wrath of hurricane Ivan. Yet, a week later, the eye of a different kind of storm stirred at the edge of the Mississippi, a muddy and polluted river, emblematic of our self-inflicted health crisis affecting children and the elderly, from autism to Alzheimer’s disease. A unique international group of policymakers, environmental scientists, toxicologists, biochemists, journalists, academic physicians, practicing pediatricians, neurologists, and dentists gathered to make sense of the environmental impact, toxicology, basic science, public policy, and health implications of one of the least studied and perhaps greatest potential threats to our long-term health-mercury.

In this issue of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Woody McGinnis, MD, puts forth a theory of autism based on oxidative stress. In the conference it was proposed that mercury might be a key part to understanding autism and the toxininduced oxidative stress that results from the interaction of mercury exposure with a child’s unique genetic susceptibilities.

A few highlights will provide a flavor of the discussions that attempted to sift through the policy and scientific quagmire surrounding mercury. The presentations ranged from an analysis of the global cycle of mercury to the methylation cycles impaired by mercury.

THE GLOBAL CYCLE/PATE OP MERCURY

Barry Kohl, PIiD, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University, provided a unique overview of the impact of industrialization on environmental mercury levels through a description of the levels of mercury in the ice core extracted from the pristine Freemont Glacier in Wyoming. Dr. Kohl explained that there were small peaks in mercury concentration in the ice core from the Tambora volcanic eruption in Indonesia in 1815; from the use of mercury in smelting during the California gold rush from 18501884; the eruption in 1883 of the Sumatran volcano Krakatau 10,000 miles away; and the more recent Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980. However, over the past 100 years, there has been a 30-fold increase in mercury deposition, 70% of which is from anthropogenic sources. An exponential peak has occurred in the last 40 years due to major industrialization. Much of the mercury comes from coal-fired plants and from chlor-alkali plants that use mercury in the process of making chlorine used in plastics, pesticides, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes, and more.

METHYIMERCURY, FISH INGESTION, AND HEALTH EFFECTS

Harvey Clewell from the ENVIRON Health Sciences Institute, Ruston, I,a, reviewed the epidemiologic studies from the Seychelles and Faroe islands. He presented a continuum of risk model for mercury exposures. Nearly all human exposures to methyl mercury derive from fish. In the Seychelles Islands, there seemed be little effect from mercury on the population; however, the islander’s fish consumption was predominately from low-risk, small reef fish. Maternal-fetal transmission was analyzed in the Faroe Islands. Elevated levels of mercury in umbilical cord blood correlated with decrements in neurologic studies in 5/17 tests in 917 mother-infant pairs. The mean umbilical cord blood level contained 22.9 micrograms per liter. A major source of their fish consumption was whale blubber, which contains over 3 parts per million of mercury.

The health effects from methylmercury upon infants and children depend on the dose, with severe symptoms presenting with exposure to doses of 100 mcg/kg/day, mild symptoms with greater than 10 mcg/kg/day, and sub-clinical symptoms with less than 1 mcg/kg/day. Symptoms include late development in walking and talking, and decreased performance on neurological tests.

Dr. Clewell reviewed the limitations of various forms of testing for mercury. Methylmercury is found predominately in red blood cells. Inorganic mercury from amalgams is found in plasma but is rapidly cleared. Methylmercury is converted to inorganic mercury in the body and is the main form of mercury in brain.

HEALTH EFFECTS OF MERCURY

Raoult Ratard, MD1 MS, MPII, State Fipidemiologist, Louisiana Department of Health, and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, reviewed the health effects of mercury upon infants and newborns.

Sources of exposure are widespread and include mercury vapors in ambient air, ingestion via drinking water, fish, vaccines, occupational exposures, home exposures including fluorescent light bulbs, thermostats, batteries, red tattoo dye, skin lightening creams, and over-the-counter products such as contact lens fluid and neosynephrine, dental amalgams, and more. Amalgam exposure is estimated to be from 3 to 17 micrograms per day from slow corrosion, chewing, brushing and grinding.

The toxicokinetics of mercury were reviewed. Absorption is about 80% for mercury vapor and nearly 100% for oral absorption. It is primarily distributed in the kidneys and brain and readily transferred to the fetus via the placenta. It is eliminated via the urine, feces, expired air, and breast milk.

Dr. Ratard reported that the major toxicity is from mercury’s ability to covalently bind to sulfhydryl groups of enzymes in microsomes and mitochondria and other enzyme binding sites including carboxyl, amide, amine, and phosphoryl groups.

Clinical manifestations were reviewed, including the historical context of mercury poisoning epidemics such as the Minamata Bay exposures in Japan, acrodynia or pink disease in children from calomel (Hg Cl) used in teething powder, mad hatter syndrome or erethism, and methylmercury fungicide grain seed exposures in Iraq and Pakistan.

The clinical manifestations are varied and mimic many other conditions. Central Nervous System (CNS) toxicity includes erethism with symptoms of shyness, emotional lability, nervousness, insomnia, memory impairment, and inability to concentrate. Other CNS symptoms may include encephalopathy, peripheral neuropathy, Parkinsonian symptoms, tremor, ataxia, impaired hearing, tunnel vision, dysarthria, headache, fatigue, impaired sexual function, and depression. Renal toxicity includes proteinuria, renal syndrome, and acute renal failure. Gastrointestinal symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and colitis. Dermal toxicity includes allergic dermatitis, chelitis, gingivitis, stomatitis, and excessive salivation.

Assessment and management were discussed including the use of Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (DMSA) and Dimercaptopropane Sulfonate (DMPS).

RISK ASSESSMENT OF MERCURY-CONTAMINATED FISH, AND RESPONSE TO MERCURY EXPOSURE

William Hartley, ScD, Angela R. Machen, MS, Fred Kopfler, PhD, Dianne Dugas, Shannon Soileau, and Chris Piehler discussed public health implications of mercury.

Public health concerns were addressed in depth by various speakers who focused on research on the health effects and exposures of populations to methylmercury through fish consumption from recreational fishing. The difficulties of assessment methods, and the determination of long-term risks, safe limits, toxic doses, and acceptable public health recommendations were clear from the presentations. One note of hope was the reduction in industrial mercury emissions from 220 million pounds to 120 million pounds a year over the last 10 years.

DENTISTRY AND MERCURY

Mike Robichaux, DDS, a practicing dentist, reviewed his experience with removal of amalgams fillings, lie showed a remarkable video of mercury vapor being released from a 25year-old tooth. It is available for viewing on the website of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (www.iaomt.org).

THE SWEDISH AND EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE

Anders Lindvall, MD, from the Foundation for Metal Biology in Sweden, reported on his work on the health effects of dental amalgams and presented a review of the controversial literature on dental amalgams and human health.

Many patients reported a symptom complex consistent with Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome/EpsteinBarr Virus they believed were related to dental amalgams. In 1990, Dr. Lindvall began a study at Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden to diagnose and treat patients with suspected amalgam-related illness and to develop and evaluate diagnostic tools to assess toxicity from dental amalgams. Beside conventional measures of quality of life and symptoms, unique laboratory assessments were used to determine the presence and immunological toxicity of metals. These were 1) Particle-Induced X-ray Emission (PlXE), an accelerator-based test on single blood cells that assesses intracellular levels of trace elements, which showed that, in lymphocytes, mercury is found in the nucleus, particularly in places where zinc is low; and 2) Memory Lymphocyte Immunostimulation Assay (MELISA), a test of lymphocyte reactivity to metal compounds. Information about the MELISA test is available at http://www.melisa.org.

The management of patients included supportive antioxidants (B complex C, E, Se), treatment of infection and jaw dysfunction, selective removal of any incompatible dental material, low-emission amalgam removal techniques, use of bio-compatible materials substituting amalgams, and laboratory follow up at one year. The cost was covered by national health insurance. It was a retrospective study of 796 patients with chronic symptoms. Over 70% of patients reported significant improvement in symptoms after amalgam removal. This correlated with improvement in the PIXE and MELISA testing. The study was limited by the lack of an adequate control group. The clinic was closed after the study was published and there was no further access allowed to the records, which contained over 1,000 untreated patients who could have served as a control. As of 1999, amalgam dental restorations in Sweden are no longer covered by insurance.

Dr. Lindvall discussed a review paper that was published on amalgam toxicily in February 2004 in the lnlennuional journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. Some of the findings from European investigators may be both unfamiliar and surprising to many, but are worth further attention. Mercury vapor is continually emitted and absorbed from amalgams and accumulates in organ tissues. Humans with amalgam fillings have significantly elevated blood mercury levels, 3-5 times more mercury in the urine and 2-12 times more mercury in their tissues than those without amalgam fillings. However, blood and urine mercury levels are not necessarily indicative of mercury load in body tissues or severity of clinical symptoms. Research on sheep and monkeys with dental amalgams has shown that blood mercury levels remained low, whereas tissue mercury levels were raised. The half-life of metallic mercury in the blood is quite short (about 3 days) because it quickly penetrates other tissues. Urine mercury levels mainly reflect the cumulative dose of inorganic mercury in the kidneys and only a weak to no correlation with levels in other target tissues exists. When exposure to mercury ceases, a half-life of 1-18 years can be expected in the brain and bone structures.

Patients suffering from symptoms like fatigue, irritability, mood disorders, poor concentration, headaches, and insomnia due to their amalgam fillings exhibit the presence of apolipoprotein Ii 4 allele (ApoE 4) significantly more frequently than healthy controls. ApoE 4 lacks thiols groups and thus has reduced detoxifying activity. Apolipoprotein E2 and Apolipoprotein E3 can bind and detoxify heavy metals such as mercury. Patients with self-related amalgam complaints have lower selenium levels and deficiencies of trace elements than controls with amalgams that have no symptoms. The total anti-oxidant plasma activity is significantly reduced in individuals with dental amalgams. Studies cited by many authors and institutions as proof of the putative harmlessness of amalgams do not use proper non-amalgam control groups. As noted, findvall reported a 70% improvement in most chronic health complaints after amalgam removal. Other studies showed that patients with chronic fatigue and autoimmune thyroiditis showed improvement in their health status after the replacement of amalgam fillings with composites. In another study, 71% of patients with autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, improved after amalgam removal. Eow-dose exposure to inorganic mercury may be a co-factor in the development of autoimmune diseases. Animal and in vitro studies confirm that exposure to inorganic and metallic mercury causes neuronal damage and that biochemical alterations including the induction of beta amyloid is found in Alzheimer’s disease even at very low concentrations. These effects were not seen with other metals such as lead, aluminum, cadmium, manganese, zinc, iron, chromium, and copper.

Mercury levels in the human placenta correlate with the number of maternal amalgam fillings, and a substantial amount of mercury from amalgams reach the fetus. Mercury from dental amalgams in pregnant women may also contribute to development of autism in their children. Mothers of 94 autistic children had statistically more amalgam fillings during pregnancy than 49 mothers of normal controls. In contrast to their higher mercury exposure during pregnancy, these autistic children had reduced mercury levels in their first haircut. This may reflect a reduced capacity to excrete mercury from!.heir body, which in turn may lead to elevated brain mercury levels.

In a recent risk analysis it was suggested that the frequency of pathological side effects from amalgams due to genetically determined high sensitivity is about 1%. The German Commission on Human Biological Monitoring states that genetically susceptible persons may develop immunological reactions to amalgams. The portion of susceptible persons in the general public is about l%-4%. Approximately 20% of the general public may experience sub-clinical central nervous system and/or kidney function impairment due to amalgam fillings. Taken collectively, Lindvall suggests, these data question the safety of dental amalgams.

THE SCIENCE EFFECTS OF MERCUKY-THK DIO EFFECTS ARE REAL

Boyd Haley, PhD, from the University of Kentucky Medical Center, is a vociferous opponent of dental amalgams. A prodigious reading ol the toxicology literature and decades of his own research fuel his fervor. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded his research for 25 years until he began to seriously call into question safety of dental amalgams, the use of thimerosal in vaccines and their correlation with autism. The private Wallace Foundation, run by the son of President Truman’s vice-president Henry Wallace who died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and who had been frequently exposed to mercury-containing fungicide on grain, now funds his work.

Hr. Haley believes thnt fish is not as big n contributor to mercury toxicity in humans as amalgams because methylmercury is generally excreted quickly while mercury vapor lrom amalgams is not. He reported on the dramatic rise in autism rates, over 900% in less than a generation in California and 714% nationwide. The use ol drugs to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) of all ages has increased 49% in the past 3 years, while their use has increased 369% in children under five years old. He reported on the dramatic increase in autism rates in California since the introduction of the hepatitis B vaccine in 1990 and an increase in the overall vaccination schedule. In 1999, thimerosal was removed from vaccines as parents gained increased awareness of the issue. In the first three quarters of 2004 the data showed a decline in the incidence of autism in California for the first time.

Dr. Haley reported on the toxicity of thimerosal. It is quickly converted to ethylmercury in the body where it moves rapidly from blood to brain. Mercury is lipophilic and concentrates in the brain; therefore, blood levels are not an accurate measurement of total body burden of mercury. Genetic polymorphisms of glutathione disulfide (GSST) prevent excretion of mercury. Mercury can only be excreted when complexed with glutathione (GSH). If it cannot be eliminated because GSH or GSST is lacking, then the mercury stays in tissues and does damage. Thimersol inhibits methionine synthease and methylene reductase and thus has significant effects on the body’s ability to methylate and to produce glutathione.

Dr. Haley has observed that the lowest level of Hg is found in the birth hair of the most severely affected autistic children. The 4:1 ratio of autism in males:females may be in part due to the effects of testosterone on mercury excretion. Antibiotics also prevent excretion of mercury, and antibiotic use is higher among autistic children. Dr. Haley reported on striking data showing a synergistic effects of heavy metals: a (no response level) LD-I and LD-I lead and mercury = lethal dose (LD) 100!

Dr. Llaley’s website is http://www.testfoundation.org.

MERCURY AND AUTISM

Jane El Dahr, MD, is the Chief of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology at Tulane University Health Sciences Center. She reported on the increase in autism in the last decade, its correlation with the change in the vaccine schedule and explored in detail the autism-mercury hypothesis. Dr. El Dahr discussed the immunological parallels with autism and reviewed the epidemiological and toxicological research on thimerosal.

In California, rigorous standards for reporting of autism were in place because social benefits were tied to the accurate diagnosis, so the increases are very likely to be real. During the first 25 years, 6,527 cases of autism were reported; but it took only three years during the 1990s to add 6,596 additional cases. Erom 1987 to 1998 there was a 273% increase in autism cases in California. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Academy of Autism released an “Autism Alarm” stating that one in 166 children in the U.S. have autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). Currently, one-sixth of all children under the age of 18 have a developmental disability. That is nearly 20% of the population who may not be able to be productive members of society.

Much of the data she presented is available on http://www.safeminds.org.

The mercury-autism hypothesis was proposed in part due to the analysis of the actual doses of thimerosal received by children after the change in the vaccination schedule. In individuals with a genetic susceptibility, such as a defect in the enzymes responsible for detoxifying heavy metals, prenatal and early postnatal exposure to mercury leads to neurologic damage resulting in autistic symptoms. Acrodynia or pink baby syndrome from exposure to calomel or mercury in teething powder presented similarly to autism. Other potential sources of early exposure in the fetus or infant include maternal amalgams, fish consumption, eardrops, and nasal drops. Vaccines present a significant source of exposure in RhoGam, influenza vaccines during pregnancy, and childhood immunizations. The maximum exposure in the first six months of life is 187.5 micrograms of mercury, far exceeding limits set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These limits are set for methylmercury primarily from fish, not for ethylmercury from vaccines. Questions remain about the relative toxicity of each. According to the EPA, the “safe” daily level of mercury exposure for a 5 kg, 2-month-old infant is 0.5 micrograms or 0.1 micrograms per kg. The typical 2-month vaccination schedule includes diphtheria and tetanus (DtaP), Haemophilus infliicmac tybe B (Hib), and hepatitis B vaccines. Combined, these vaccines contain 62.5 micrograms of mercury or 125 times the EPA limits for a single-day exposure. It should be remembered that, like lead, there may be no safe level and children are more susceptible to toxic effects than adults.

Dr. El Dahr advises us that there may be large variations in genetic susceptibility to exposures. She also argues that there is a strong biologic plausibility to the mercury-autism hypothesis. Symptoms of mercury toxicity parallel autism. Beside the neurotoxic effects, there appears to be correlation between the immunopathology of both autism and mercury toxicity. She defines immunopathology to include immune deficiency and dysfunction with defective or ineffective responses, hypersensitivity with an overactive response out of proportion to potential damage and autoimmunity or inappropriate reaction to self. These specific immune abnormalities have been found in 30%-70% of autistic children.

She also reviewed the problematic Institute of Medicine recommendations and analysis of the thimerosal issue. Further information can be found at http://www.iom.edu.

HYPERBARIC OXYGEN TREATMENT

Paul Harch, MD, is Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Louisiana State University Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship and Hyperbaric Department at Medicine Center of Louisiana, New Orleans. He pioneered the application of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for cerebral palsy and autism. He presented his data using Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography (SPECT) scan imaging pre and post HBOT for children from the autistic spectrum disorder. His results show both clinical and radiological improvement in brain function. He commented on the “oxygen paradox.” Contrary to expectation, he reported, highdose oxygen reduces oxidative stress. Mechanisms explored include the potential for LlBOT to influence DNA expression. Dr. Harch’s website is http://www.hyperbarics.org.

MERCURY IN CHILDREN: ASSESSMENT, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT

Stephanie Cave, MD, is on the Clinical Faculty of Louisiana State University Medical School, and since 1996 has treated over 2,300 children with autistic spectrum disorder. Her recent book, What Your Doctor May Not TcII You About Children’s Vaccinations, outlines the data and debate in this highly charged field.

Dr. Cave also reported on the increased incidence of autism in the last 30 years from 1/10,000 children to 1/150 children and 1/30 males in the United States.

The major toxicity from mercury, she reports, is its ability to tightly bind to the sulfhydryl groups enzymatic or structural proteins, severely inhibiting enzyme function and structural integrity. Ethylmercury from vaccines exceeds Wl 10, EPA, PDA, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) limits for exposure. The limits for an average 5 kg child range from 0.5 meg/day for the EPA and PDA, to 1.5 meg/day for ATSDR and 16.5 meg/week for WHO. The administration of the 2-month schedule for the average child as DTaP, 1 lib, Hep B is 62.5 meg, or 125 times the safe limits set by government agencies.

Dr. Case quoted Dr Boyd’s research on the paradoxically low levels of mercury (0.47 ppm in 94 cases vs 3.63 ppm in controls) in the first haircut of autistic children despite higher prenatal mercury exposure than controls from amalgams, fish consumption, and Rho D immunoglobulin. This implies an impaired detoxification and excretion capacity in autistic cases. Dr. Cave analyzed conflicting recommendations and reports from the CDC, and from epidemiologic reports concluding that there is a causal relationship between childhood vaccines containing thimerosal and nrurodevelopmental disorders in children. She critiqued the Lancet Study, which concluded no toxic effect from thimerosal for numerous reasons including small sample size (33), blood drawn on day 7, not true peak level on day 3, variability in amounts of thimerosal exposure, and reduced exposure compared to current vaccine schedules. The population-based cohort study from Denmark published in JAMA reported no increased risk of autism with thimerosal. The authors of the study were affiliated with the state-run Statcns Serum Institut. Eighty percent of its profits on $120 million in annual revenue is from vaccines. The methodology was also called into question because of inconsistencies in the reporting system.

A case control study of 221 children with autism and 18 controls found that after a DMSA challenge test, vaccinated autistic children had three times the level of mercury in their urine compared to controls.

Dr. Cave reviewed her clinical approach to dealing with ASD children. Besides a thorough developmental history, she does a laboratory evaluation including a Complete Blood Count (CBC), Metabolic panel 7 (SMA7), liver functions, cellular trace minerals and toxic metals, hair metals, pre- and postprovocation urinary metals, urine organic acids, stool analysis, amino acid and fatty acids panels, serum copper, plasma zinc (often finding an elevated copper:zinc ratio), serum ceruloplasmin, glutathione and sulfate levels, Immunoglobulin G (IgG) food allergies, myelin basic protein antibodies, and viral studies (Human Herpes virus 6 [HHV6], EBV, etc.).

Her common findings include low cellular minerals, elevated cellular metals, elevated auto antibodies, positive viral titers, low plasma sulfate and glutathione, impaired detoxification chemistry, low plasma amino acids and abnormal organic acids, low unsaturated fatty acids, low vitamin A, elevated coppenzinc ratio, elevated CD4 cells, low CD8 cells and elevated CD4/CD8 ratio, low natural killer (NK) cells, unbalanced gut flora, multiple Candida species, and parasites. Hair metals are often elevated except for mercury due to impaired detoxification and excretion.

Dr. Cave’s treatment protocols include casein, gluten, allergy- and seafood-free diets, removal of amalgam fillings, and detoxification support. Key to the treatment is careful detoxification of heavy metals after repletion of cellular nutrients, repair of gut dysfunction and enhancement of liver detoxification chemistry. Supplements and treatments may include multivitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids (EPA/DHA/GLA), antioxidants, selenium, xinc, magnesium, digestive enzymes, vitamins C, E, A, and CoQlO. Kowel ecology restoration may include antifungals, antibiotics, herbs, probiotics, and glutamine. Enhancement of liver detoxification is facilitated by Epsom salt baths (MgSO^sub 4^, magnesium sulfate creams, and oral, intravenous, or topical glutathione.

Mercury and other heavy metal detoxification is achieved after a DMSA provocation challenge of 20 mg/kg with a 10-hour urine collection. DMSA is given at a dose of 10 mg/kg every 8 hours for 3 days with 11 days off. The cycle is repeated 4 times, followed by another provocation challenge test.

Another critical aspect of autistic spectrum disorder is impaired methylation chemistry, which affects methylation of proteins, repair of DNA, as well as the synthesis of glutathione affecting detoxification, synthesis of membrane phospholipids and dopamine binding to CNS receptors. Collectively, these effects can explain much of the clinical manifestations of ASD. Multiple polymorphisms of the methionine cycle pathway affect methylation capacity including MTl IFR 667 C to T (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase), combined MTHKK 677 C to T and 1298 A to C, and MTRR 66A to G (methionine synthase reductase). These are found at increased frequency in the autistic population. Mercury binds to methionine synthase causing severe downstream metabolic dysfunction, Because of these polymorphisms and the toxic effects on 1 Ig on these enzymes, the production of methylcobalamin impaired the entire methylation cycle leading to reduced levels of homocysteine, methylmalonic acid, glutathione, and more. Methylcobalamin (B12) has multiple neuroprotective functions including enhanced methylation facilitating phosphatidyl choline formation in membrane phospholipids, and prevention of nitric oxide toxicity, which protects neurons against NMDA receptor-mediated glutamate toxicity.

Mercury further exacerbates impairment in glutathione synthesis by depleting glutathione in lymphocytes and monocytes leading to increased risk of the immuno and cytotoxic effects of mercury. The impairment in glutathione synthesis through the inhibition of the methionine cycle and the depletion of intracellular glutathione is compounded further by the increased frequency of polymorphisms affecting glutathione antioxidant capacity such as glutathione-S-transferase Ml null (GSTMl null), glutathione-S-transferasc Tl null (GSTTl null), and a double null GST Ml and GST Tl polymorphism.

Dr. Cave presented a number of cases where these principles were applied with significant benefit and reductions in autistic symptoms.

MERCURY AND ADULT ILLNESS: FROM ALZHEIMER’S TO CARDIOMYOPATHY

Robert Nash, MD, is a practicing neurologist and the Chairman of the American Board of Metal Toxicology. After an overview, he reviewed mercury-associated diseases, mechanisms, controversies, and therapeutic options.

Major sources of mercury exposure include dental amalgams (vapor), fish (methylmercury), and vaccines (ethylmercury). Toxic effects, he suggests, spread across a broad spectrum of diseases including autism, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, neurodevelopmental diseases, nephrotoxicity, and cancer. Reporting on the review in the New England Journal of Medicine, he reports that the fetal brain is more susceptible than the adult brain to mercury-induced damage including the division and migration of neuronal cells and disruption of the cytoarchitecture of the developing brain.

The mechanism of mercury toxicity in the adult brain may be related to proteins involved in mercury excretion including glutathione, glutathione transferase, metallothionine, and Apo E. Glutathione carries Hg through biliary transport for excretion. Ug2+ rapidly oxidizes glutathione. Glutathione transferase is an enzyme that may be implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. However, most interesting were recent findings that Apo E 4 may increase risk for Alzheimer’s disease because it has an impaired ability to bind mercury and transport it from the brain. Apo E 4 has no binding sites for mercury because it contains arginine at both positions 112 and 158 of the lipoprotein. Apo E 2 has cysteine at both those sites enabling it to bind and transport mercury from the brain. Dr. Nash suggests that most if not all aberrant biochemistry in the Alzheimer’s brain can be mimicked by mercury. The diagnostic hallmarks of the Alzheimer’s brain can be produced by Hg concentrations lower than reported in human brain tissues. He further concludes that the biological plausibility of Hg as a causal factor in Alzheimer’s disease is more complete than thimerosal causation of autism.

Regarding amalgam fillings, Dr. Nash concludes that due to the enhancement of mercury toxicity and retention by factors found in the diet, antibiotics, other toxicants such as cadmium and lead, and genetic susceptibilities, no level of mercury exposure from amalgams can be considered without risk.

He also reviewed the literature linking mercury and cardiovascular disease. Two studies have reported increased risk of myocardial infarction while another has showed no risk. However, the data presented on idiopathic cardiomyopathy was among the most compelling. Biopsy samples found 12,000 times the level of antimony and 22,000 times the level of mercury in idiopathic cardiomyopathy compared to controls with viral, ischemic or hypertensive cardiomyopathy.

Mechanisms of toxicity include damage to DNA, RNA, mitochondria, enzymes, immunopathology and autoimmunity, and generation of oxidative stress. Mercury can act as a metabolic uncoupler, hapten or immune sensitizing small molecule, enzyme inhibitor. It also depletes glutathione and ascorbate, and inhibits thiamine (Bl) and pyridoxine (B6). Mercury can also affect the CNS by concentrating in the CSF and the kidney by reducing concentrating capacity. It can also inhibit GTP binding affecting brain tubulin microtubules reducing nerve function and communication, which can lead to the development of neurofibrillary tangles. Mercury also inhibits nerve growth, and passes easily through the placental barrier. Dopamineric activity in the brain is reduced with mercury.

Dr. Nash concluded on an optimistic note. First he suggests that there appears to be a subset of the population that cannot effectively excrete mercury and is at greater risk than the general population, and that this susceptibility is likely due to genetic differences, diet, exposure to other toxicants, antibiotics, etc. Given that susceptibility, he argues that mercury is a risk factor in many diseases, but can be safely measured, and the body detoxified, mitigating some of its toxic effects. He calls for a more research and improved detoxification agents.

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Mark H. Hyman, MD, is the Editor in Chief of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine and Medical Director at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires.

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F.E.M.A. Casks/Coffins, thousands upon thousands of them located at one small area of the U.S.A. How many more are spread throughout the U.S.A.? What are they preparing for?…  How many more of these type Casks/Coffins lay hidden from view around the world – laying in wait for what? Fact, they are being manufactured… Fact, the military are involved… It seems that some Major or catastrophic event is being prepared for, what that event might be I do not know, but whatever it is it’s serious…

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As recent protests globally have bought to light the current “police state” of the world, i decided to put together a blog of information i have received in the last 12 months in regards to Activism and protection of your self whilst protesting among other important information.

Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber Dissidents RSF.org-Handbook-For-CyberDissidents.pdf

How to safely publish Word to PDFNSA-HowTo-Safely-Publish-WordtoPDF.pdf

Protestors Guide to Organise Demonstrations Amidst Repression – ProtestorsGuideToOrganiseDemonstrationsAmidstRepression.pdf

Basic First Aid (NOTE: This does not replace qualified medical assistance and all persons injured at a protest should consult an ambulance officer, registered GP or Clinic if  any medical assistance further than basic help is required. Remember 911 DOES NOT WORK in AUSTRALIA. Ensure you have emergency contacts in case of medical emergency.

FirstAid-Made-Easy.pdf

Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace

by John Perry Barlow <barlow@eff.org>

Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and  steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the  future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome  among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.

We have no elected government, nor are we likely to have one, so I  address you with no greater
authority than that with which liberty  itself always speaks. I declare the global social space we are building
to be naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose on us.  You have no moral right to rule us nor do
you possess any methods of  enforcement we have true reason to fear.

Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the  governed. You have neither solicited nor received ours. We did not  invite you. You do not know us, nor do you know our world. Cyberspace  does not lie within your borders. Do not think that you can build it, as  though it were a public construction project. You cannot. It is an act  of nature and it grows itself through our collective actions.

You have not engaged in our great and gathering conversation, nor did  you create the wealth of our marketplaces. You do not know our culture,  our ethics, or the unwritten codes that  already provide our society  more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions.

You claim there  are problems among us that you need to solve. You use  this claim as an excuse to invade our precincts.
Many of these problems  don’t exist. Where there are real conflicts, where there are wrongs, we  will identify them and address them by our means. We are forming our  own Social Contract . This governance will arise according to the  conditions of our world, not yours. Our world is different.

Cyberspace consists of transactions, relationships, and thought  itself, arrayed like a standing wave in the web of our communications.  Ours is a world  that is both everywhere and nowhere, but it is not where  bodies live.

We are creating a world that all may
enter without privilege or  prejudice accorded by race, economic power, military force, or station  of birth.

We are creating a world where anyone, anywhere may express his or her  beliefs, no matter how singular, without
fear of being coerced into  silence or conformity.

Your legal concepts of property, expression, identity, movement, and  context do not apply to us. They are all based on matter, and there is  no matter here.

Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order  by physical coercion. We believe that
from ethics, enlightened  self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge . Our  identities
may be distributed across many of your jurisdictions. The  only law that all our constituent cultures would
generally recognize is  the Golden Rule. We hope we will be able to build our particular  solutions on that
basis. But we cannot accept the solutions you are  attempting to impose.

In the United States, you have today created a law, the  Telecommunications Reform Act, which repudiates your own Constitution  and insults the dreams of Jefferson, Washington, Mill, Madison,  DeToqueville, and Brandeis. These dreams must now be born anew in us.

You are terrified of your own children, since they are natives in a  world where you will always be immigrants.
Because you fear them, you  entrust your bureaucracies with the parental responsibilities you are  too cowardly
to confront yourselves. In our world, all the sentiments  and expressions of humanity, from the debasing to the
angelic, are parts  of a seamless whole, the global conversation of bits. We cannot  separate the air that chokes
from the air upon which wings beat.

In China, Germany, France, Russia, Singapore, Italy and the United  States, you are trying to ward off the virus of liberty by erecting  guard posts at the frontiers of Cyberspace. These may keep out the  contagion for a small time, but they will not work in a world that will  soon be blanketed in bit -bearing media.

Your increasingly obsolete information industries would perpetuate  themselves by proposing laws,  in America and elsewhere, that claim to  own speech itself throughout the world. These laws would declare ideas  to be another industrial product, no more noble than pig iron. In our  world, whatever the human mind may create can be reproduced and  distributed infinitely at no cost. The global conveyance of thought no  longer requires your factories to accomplish.

These increasingly hostile and colonial measures place us in the same  position as those previous lovers of freedom and self-determination who  had to reject the authorities of distant, uninformed powers. We must  declare our virtual selves immune to your sovereignty, even as we  continue to consent to your rule over our bodies. We will spread  ourselves across the Planet so that no one can arrest our thoughts.

We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before.

Davos, Switzerland
February 8, 1996

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United As One. Divided By Zero.
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An agricultural aircraft flies over Prachuab Khirikhan in a bid to seed clouds, about 300 km (186 miles) south of Bangkok, April 4, 2007. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

An agricultural aircraft flies over Prachuab Khirikhan in a bid to seed clouds, about 300 km (186 miles) south of Bangkok, April 4, 2007.

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By Chisa Fujioka

NAGOYA, Japan | Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:55am EDT

Reuters) – The United Nationsshould impose a moratorium on “geo-engineering” projects such as artificial volcanoes and vast cloud-seeding schemes to fight climate change, green groups say, fearing they could harm nature and mankind.

The risks were too great because the impacts of manipulating nature on a vast scale were not fully known, the groups said at a major U.N. meeting in Japan aimed at combating increasing losses of plant and animal species.

Envoys from nearly 200 countries are gathered in Nagoya, Japan, to agree targets to fight the destruction of forests, rivers and coral reefs that provide resources and services central to livelihoods and economies.

A major cause for the rapid losses in nature is climate change, the United Nations says, raising the urgency for the world to do whatever it can to curb global warming and prevent extreme droughts, floods and rising sea levels.

Some countries regard geo-engineering projects costing billions of dollars as a way to control climate change by cutting the amount of sunlight hitting the earth or soaking up excess greenhouse gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide.

“It’s absolutely inappropriate for a handful of governments in industrialized countries to make a decision to try geo-engineering without the approval of all the world’s support,” Pat Mooney, from Canada-headquartered advocacy organization ETC Group, told Reuters on the sidelines of the October 18-29 meeting.

“They shouldn’t proceed with real-life, in-the-environment experimentation or the deployment of any geo-engineering until there is a consensus in the United Nations that this is okay.”

Some conservation groups say geo-engineering is a way for some governments and companies to get out of taking steps to slash planet-warming emissions.

The U.N. climate panel says a review of geo-engineering will be part of its next major report in 2013.

SOLAR REFLECTORS

Some of the geo-engineering schemes proposed include:

— Ocean fertilization. Large areas are sprinkled with iron or other nutrients to artificially spur growth of phytoplankton, which soak up carbon dioxide. But this could trigger harmful algal blooms, soak up nutrients and kill fish and other animals.

— Spray seawater into the atmosphere to increase the reflectivity and condensation of clouds so they bounce more sunlight back into space.

— Placing trillions of tiny solar reflectors out in space to cut the amount of sunlight reaching the Earth.

— Artificial volcanoes. Tiny sulfate particles or other materials are released into the stratosphere to reflect sunlight, simulating the effect of a major volcanic eruption.

— Carbon capture and storage. Supported by a number of governments and involves capturing CO2 from power stations, refineries and natural gas wells and pumping it deep underground.

Mooney said the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) should expand its de-facto moratorium on ocean fertilization agreed in 2008 to all geo-engineering, although the proposal was resisted by some countries, including Canada, earlier this year.

Canada said in Nagoya that it would work with the CBD.

“Canada was simply concerned about the lack of clarity on definitions including what activities are included in ‘geo-engineering’,” Cynthia Wright, head of the delegation, said in an email response.

“Canada shares concerns of the international community about potential negative impacts of geo-engineering on biodiversity and is willing to work with other CBD Parties to avoid these impacts,” she said.

Environmentalists said geo-engineering went against the spirit of the Nagoya talks, which aims to set new targets for 2020 to protect nature, such as setting up more land and marine protected areas, cutting pollution and managing fishing.

“We are certainly in favor of more (geo-engineering) research, as in all fields, but not any implementation for the time being because it’s too dangerous. We don’t know what the effects can be,” said Francois Simard of conservation group IUCN.

“Improving nature conservation is what we should do in order to fight climate change, not trying to change nature.”

(Reporting by Chisa Fujioka; Editing by David Fogarty)

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Malik Osman (HARDA’s Executive Committe Member) was featured in a video for refugee week. The theme for refugee week this year is Restoring Hope.

Malik finds his future in his past

Malik Osman is a young man with an exciting future ahead. At 22 years of age, he runs his own successful design business, is an award winning filmmaker and works on new media youth products for the NSW Community Relations Commission. Malik’s drive and determination comes from his and his family’s early life as Somalian refugees.

Malik was just 18-months-old when his mother fled the civil war in Somalia in the 1990s and found safety for herself and her five children in a refugee camp on the Kenyan border. Malik’s father, fearful for his family’s future in Somalia, had already left the country to join an uncle of Malik’s in Australia. After 18 months in the camp, when Malik was still only three, the family was accepted as refugees and his father sponsored them to join him in Australia.

To his mother, education and studying hard were the keys to her children’s future. ‘She also saw it as the means for us to go back to Somalia to help our people one day,’ Malik recalls, and the message clearly got through. He is now in his final year of a law/commerce degree, one of his brothers has an accounting degree and works in the finance industry, and his sister has a Masters in Education and operates a tutoring business.

Malik’s uncle in Australia, Hasan Omar was a strong role model for him. With a former South Australian Health Minister, John Cornwall, Hasan founded the Horn of Africa Relief Agency (HARDA), and also established an orphanage in Ethiopia caring for more than 100 children. ‘Uncle Hasan worked so hard to raise awareness in Australia about the plight of the Somali people,’ Malik, says proudly, ‘and when he suddenly died of a heart attack in 2009, it was a turning point for me. Five hundred people came to the mosque for his funeral and I thought ‘who is going to carry on his work? Who is going to look after those kids in the orphanage?’ I knew I had to step up.’

Malik’s response to the challenge was to throw himself into the work of HARDA and its overseas aid projects. Last year, he returned to Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya and says that he was ‘blown away by how tough it was for these people just to survive and what it must have been like for my mum’. Later this year, he is going back to Somalia for the first time. ‘Mum and dad aren’t real happy about it,’ he says with a smile. ‘I’ll be staying in Mogadishu. I know that I have to go to see it for myself, because it’s part of my story.’

Last year Malik also helped to raise $200 000 for the outbreak of the famine in Somalia. When asked what motivates him to be so involved, he says simply, ‘because they depend on us’.

You can read more about Malik Osman on this page

www.immi.gov.au/media/success_stories/malik-osman.htm

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Activist Post
September 3, 2012

Isn’t it obvious that there is a significant global awakening happening? Just as the Mayans predicted so many years ago, the apocalypse would become apparent in 2012. But many misinterpret the apocalypse to be the end of the world, when in fact it actually means an “un-covering, a revelation of something hidden.”

As many continue to argue the accuracy of the Mayan calendar, it can no longer be argued that a great many people are finally becoming aware of what has been hidden from them for so long. Of course this awakening is not an overnight process. It takes time to peel away the many layers of lies to get to the core of the ultimate truths.

It would be beyond pretentious for us to claim to know all of the secrets of the universe. We don’t. Everyday we are humbled by what we don’t yet know.

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The Intel Hub

By Gaye Levy
BackDoorSurvival.com
August 2, 2012

According to an Army field manual “In these modern times, demonstrations, civil unrest, public disorder, and riots happen for a number of reasons.

Some of these reasons are economic hardships, social injustices, ethnic differences (leading to oppression), objections to world organizations or certain governments, political grievances, and terrorist acts. An event can be triggered by a single cause or a combination of causes.”

The manual (FM 3-19.15) further states that “gatherings in protest are recognized rights of any person or group, regardless of where US forces may be operating. This fundamental right is protected under the Constitution of the US.”

These are interesting if not downright frightening times. To all but the most ignorant, government and elected officials have sold out to corporations with deep pockets and hidden agendas. The tenets of freedom from tyranny are being challenged on a daily basis.

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The Daily Cheese.

 

GRAY STATE Official Concept Trailer #1

http://NextNewsNetwork.com | Is America descending into a gray state? We sit down with writer/producer David Crowley and Actor Danny Mason from the new “Gray State” film to preview the concept trailer and discuss the just how far America has fallen into the “Gray State.”Please watch, share, like and subscribe!Get the latest on the film athttp://GrayStateMovie.com

 

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Hidden Agendas

Published on Apr 27, 2012 by CHANNEL3X

Montauk Project

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