8
Jan
2005

Are phone masts safe?

(excerpt)

This is a really interesting question, which I raised with the King's College team (testing whether people who suffer from using a mobile phone are reporting a valid connection) yesterday. They are only looking at 900MHz GSM, but the question of "affected" of "well-being" and of "illness" is a very important one in all varieties of the EMF question.

Many people are "affected", and probably huge numbers who do not know it. Harmful or not there is a social ethic to this.

"Well-being" can include psychological problems: it has to be true that if serious intellectual people start saying there is an unmeasured risk, others may react to this fear, and their fear may affect their well-being.

The most obvious short-term experienced "risk-effect" (rather than "nuisance") is sleep disorders or direct melatonin disruption, but definitively "ill from TETRA" becomes a longer-term phenomenon (eg chronic low-level carcinogen), or a mix of primary (mildly carcinogenic) plus secondary (impaired immunity). TETRA is probably too young to exhibit this clearly from masts.

Further, "illness" may relate to the end result (debility from lack of sleep, depression from persistent migraines, cancer etc.). Or it may be attached directly to an initial sensitivity (ES/EHS). In this case labelling ES people as "vulnerable", "having a disorder", "having a disability", or with "a genetic disposition", whether for their ES or susceptibility to DNA damage etc. is subtle and insidious: being affected by ELF-EMF is regarded as abnormal, being unaffected is normal. Therefore indiscriminate use of ELF-EMF is acceptable and the vulnerable must be treated differently and protected (chemically, by shielding clothing, or however).

This is the stock-car racing paradigm of society. Crash 'em and patch 'em; it's more fun than motorway driving.

"Health disorders" attributed to TETRA, as you know, have been reported in the hundreds in Sussex alone. The observational study on the news page of http://www.tetrawatch.net shows what we have come to expect, and was mirrored in other towns. What we are told, obviously, is that these studies do not show that people's health is being affected by TETRA, only that people report certain groups of symptoms, which people like me attribute to TETRA (albeit for clearly stated reasons).

So there are people in the hundreds down here, just as elsewhere I am sure, but who is going to establish the TETRA connection?

How can I find the sensitive, those with health disorders, let alone those whose symptoms are proven to be due solely to TETRA? Is TETRA correlative, contingent or a sole cause? I don't know! There isn't even community consensus, let alone communication on this one, and most don't even want to bother their doctor. If someone were able to say "if you have a headache now, you are more likely to contract cancer from (any) masts near you, in eight years time" that would be different. For now there is inconvenience and unpleasantness, and a great British susceptibility to not rocking the boat. I have had horror stories of hallucinating children and gushing nosebleeds, of greatly worsened ME and MS, but many of these people, feeling helpless and unlistened too, just disappear; hopefully to some refuge and recovery; maybe into despair.

Whilst there is this strong propensity in the medical fraternity, encouraged by the NRPB and DoH, to discount these health disorders as "originating in the psyche", finding a valid sample is tricky. If you don't see your doctor, there is no record of the disorder. If you do, it is as like as not either psychosomatic or completely due to an unknown cause - but that is "definitely not EMF! Because it CAN'T: YOU KNOW?!" You get antidepressants, a psychiatrist or nothing.

We can find plenty of individuals: but not a control sample, and not a sample with scientific proof of cause. And this is our problem: recognition, investigation and understanding. All ways round, the current situation of indiscriminate mast deployment and lack of dispassionate attention to reported health disorders is quite unacceptable. We need doctors in TETRA localities with the mandate and mission to run clinical trials, but they must start by knowing who is a TETRA sufferer and who only thinks they are, and who is not. Then we need to demonstrate whether there is a palliative effect, a restorative effect, or a protective effect. Because that will need to be proven as well.

Sorry for the ramble, but this is at the heart of helping and protecting people (I nearly said Reducing Risk, Protecting People: the strapline for the HSE!!), and it is quite urgent. If Dr John Walker's work with EM-RRT can be properly extended and peer reviewed we may gain more attention.

Andy

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I believe that the way forward is to set up a network of medical testing centres where actual biological effects can be established, instead of the "observation" which is taking place at the moment. As long as the Gov/NRPB can keep saying "no firm evidence" and insinuating that the minority who "may" be adversely affected have some psychological disorder they will be happy. We should be pressing for blood count/pressure and melatonin tests to be done on the communities who are forced to live in the shadow of these masts.

Sylvia

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An Orange mast was erected in Kensworth in September 2001 against the wishes of residents and with no consultation or consideration of alternative sites and in spite of a lengthy petition. In Spring 2002 I heard that those near the mast were feeling ill and went to see them. The mast is between 14 and thirty metres from the closest houses and the antennae are on a level with bedroom windows.

That autumn 2 pets - a 13 year old cat and a 16 year old dog became restless; made sounds indicating they were in pain; the cat developed a tumour in its throat and the dog small irritating growths on its paws (several other animals within 100 metres have also since developed tumours - mouth; throat; paws). The original pets were tired all the time, refused food and vomited frequently. The cat had the tumour removed, but never was able to eat properly again and died last year. The dog was given treatment for heart problems at first (pre- tumours) and appeared to respond seeming better as soon as he came home from the vet, but his symptoms returned in spite of the treatment and the vet could find no other cause.

As soon as the mast was activated, Alan Brooks who lives opposite the mast was unable to sleep in his bedroom because he felt too ill and has never been able to sleep in his bed since, but has made a sleeping place at the end of his lounge furthest from the mast and tries to protect his head with a box lined with foil at night and a reflective cycle helmet during the day.

A man who lives close by had a stroke at the same time, and when the mast was reactivated after being decommissioned for the whole of April 2002 the poor man had an even worse stroke, was hospitalised for weeks and is now disabled. He wants to maintain his privacy. Most of the other residents affected want as much publicity as possible - anything to get the mast moved!

When I went to see them, the residents asked me to help them, as they felt unable to express themselves adequately. I have been writing to Council; Government; protective agencies; MPs (a great deal of support from our local MP Andrew Selous); Dept. of Health; Dr. Jill Meara and Leigh Garraway at 'Health Improvement & Partnership Directorate'; WHO; ICNIRP etc etc etc. ever since.

I went to all the houses and wrote down all the symptoms and have noted any changes for the last three years.

The symptoms I now know are found wherever masts cause health problems :-

Chronic insomnia and headaches; sore bloodshot eyes; earache and tinnitus;

vertigo and nausea; nose-bleeds amongst children and adults;

Kensworth residents also suffer sore, ulcerated mouths and throats accompanied by extreme thirst.

One old man, Brian Fensome, 14 metres from the mast, died last year having suffered all these symptoms. Having had radiation treatment for septicaemia before the mast was erected, he had been told that he could not have any more radiation. Every time he went into the kitchen in his house latterly he lost his voice and he and his wife were both very ill. They were able to sleep in their bedroom, which is at the back of the house, but their 4 yr old granddaughter was unable to sleep in the small front bedroom as she usually did saying that there was 'something in her head' (she has not been to stay since).

I can send you a copy of our document listing the history of events and photographs of the set up if you would like? No-one will listen of course, saying it is 'not in their remit' (Tony Blair) or passing info on to other people (John Prescott); South Beds District Council ( 'We can't do anything, you have to go to Central Governement.')

'It hasn't been proved' Jill Meara and Leigh Garraway; Professor Challis writes back but wants me to write to someone else instead; ICNIRP and WHO did not reply (at the time I had no individual names) Andrew Selous MP sent me names of consultants and members and I emailed all of them receiving varied replies and one very good one which I will include in this email:-

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"Dear Mrs. Lyden,
I can understand your concerns. This is the reason why I respond so quickly to your mail. I can assure you that the issue you rasied is discussed very intensively not only among ICNIRP but also at the WHO and among other radiation protection committees (like NRPB) and national health councils. First of all, I would like to inform you that your information is not correct: ICNIRP's limits for exposure to electromagnetic fields have been issued in 1998 and have not been changed since. The scientific literature including assessment studies you cited have been reviewed by ICNIRP. This review process is ongoing and will lead to a comprehensive assessment study which will be issued by ICNIRP probably early 2005. Besides this, there are several scientific attempts to investigate adverse health effects and mobile phone basestations, one epidemiologic study is on the way in your country, others are right before starting e.g. in Switzerland and Germany. Also at my institute we have already reacted to the concerns of people and are performing a sleep study where we investigate potential changes in sleep quality associated to electromagnetic antennas with an innovative new approach.

Instead of asking affected people to come to the laboratory for investigations we do measurements on site where people suffer and study their reaction to protection from electromagnetic fields rather than to provocation with additional fields. The study is ongoing. Other copuntries like Germany have already expressed their interest and asked us to make investigations also there. We hope to come up with first results soon. If there would be financial support, we could extend our investigations also to your country.

Therefore, the message is, that concerns of people like you are taken serious and that there are already several scientific attempts to investigate and solve the problem.

Kind regards
N. Leitgeb

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. N. Leitgeb
Head of
Institute of Clinical Engineering and of PMG, Medical Devices European Notified Body 0636
Inffeldgasse 16a, A-8010 Graz, Austria"

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I keep quoting the proof from scientific tests in Schwarzenberg that electromagnetic radiofrequency inhibits the hormone melatonin in cows and humans wich explains why the above mentioned symptoms are experienced in association with these non-thermal emissions. Have you seen Dr. Neil Cherry's findings regarding this last? I have the documents (provided by Panayis Zambellis, leader of the Farley Hill group who have suffered from effects for years near what is now the massive 'Transco' mast in Luton (was teh Crown Castle mast). If you wish, I can send you these too - also the Pandora document which tells the history of Russian bombardment of the USA embassy in Moscow with "fairly low frequency" emissions.

Let me know what you would like, and I will email or post it.

Happy New year to you and your staff, yours sincerely,

Gillian Lyden

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Dr. Neil Cherry says that no evidence of psychosomatic illness was found amongst those involved in scientific tests regarding these symptoms we all know are found near many masts. I mentioned the animals who suffered near the Orange mast in Kensworth to some Orange reps who were looking at the mast. They informed me that the animals were probably ill in sympathy with their owners!

Gill Lyden

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Why will no-one LISTEN!

The proof cam in 1988 when the Swiss Government FINALLY agreed to shut down the transmitting station BECAUSE SCIENTIFIC TESTS PROVED THAT ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIOFREQUENCY NON THERMAL EMISSIONS PREVENT TEH BODIES OF HUMANS AND ANIMALS FROM SECRETING THE HORMONE MELATONIN !!!!!

And there is the reason why people cannot sleep (because serotonin is secreted as in daylight, instead of melatonin taking over as it should).

Therefore, Dr. Neil Cherry told us in July 2000, bloodpressure is not lowered, killer cells which destroy cancer and virus infected cells are not activated and:-

"THE MULTIPLE OBSERVATIONS OF MELATONIN REDUCTION IN EMR EXPOSES POPULATIONS ........... INCREASES THE INCIDENCE OF ALL THE CONDITIONS IDENTIFIED BY REITER AND ROBINSON ........INCLUDING IMPAIRED IMMUNE SYSTEM; DISEASES FROM INFECTIONS AND VIRUSES; ARTHRITIS; DIABETES; CANCER; REPRODUCTIVE; NEUROLOGICAL AND CARDIAC DISEASES AND/ OR DEATH.

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE CONFIRMS ALL OF THESE, EXCEPT ARTHRITIS, HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED TO OCCUR IN EXPOSED HUMAN POPULATIONS.

I will send this to the Telegraph, NRPB and local papers as well as to you.

With sincere wishes that all our dreams for the New year come true, thanks in part to Eileen's brave attempt on TV.

Gill Lyden

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From Mast Network


Letter to the WHO in response to its Precautionary Framework
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/473990/

Mobile phone use and acoustic neuroma

http://www.imm.ki.se/PDF/Press%20release%20Oct%2013%202004.pdf


Mobile Phones Again Linked to Cancer - in this Case specifically to Acoustic Neuromas
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/362455/

Mobile phones tumour risk to young children
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/469215/

EMF-Omega-News 8. January 2004

It will have to take a BIG VOICE from the PEOPLE to really get some changes

My name is Sandi Lawrence and I am one of the new Mast Sanity committee members. If I communicate with politicians or phone companies (especially 02 Airwave) I make sure they know that I am in this to the finish i.e. healthy results for humans and animals, or scatter my ashes to the wind over the sea, whichever comes first! That is the way it is for me.

I think the Sioux Indian in me rises to any threat to Our Creator's wish, that we take care of this Earth; the animals of the air, land, and sea; and every human, whatever race or tribe.

I wouldn't let my brother kill woodlice when I was young, so sure as hell, I am not going to let those with power and money hurt humans, animals and the environment without a determined and lifelong effort to oust them! Even female part Native Americans can be warriors when the blood is up, you know!

Far from being dead and buried, Mast Sanity now has a new committee to propel it forwards and upwards and carry on the work Lisa and co started before we arrived on the scene. Sorry, but I cannot name the "and co" because we have been too busy trying to take over the reins temporarily for Lisa, and I did not think about what has been, only what must be done now!

I hope you, and all new mast campaigners to come, will benefit from what we are trying to achieve for you all. I also hope that we will have your support in return.

My personal opinion is that I think it will have to take a BIG VOICE from the PEOPLE to really get some changes, unless a miracle happens, so exercise those vocal chords everyone and join hands across the UK, incase a miracle doesn't happen!

(We are just normal, everyday people, you know, so we cannot do it all. We need you, too, and more help with Mast Sanity!)

http://omega.twoday.net/stories/453534/

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Happy New Year - Let the onslaught begin
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/453690/

Message to the Operators and Government
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/453827/

THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE BRITISH PEOPLE IS BASED ENTIRELY ON A LIE DRIVEN BY POLITICAL AND INDUSTRY GREED
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/458092/

Cell Phones
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/458618/

Cellular Phones Linked to Cellular DNA Damage
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/464452/

Our David and Goliath way
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/460075/

Helsinki Appeal 2005
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/460260/

100M [EURO] DEAL WILL PUT MOBILE PHONE MASTS ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/458468/

A hot report from the field
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/459476/

Personal Stories and Symptoms
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/460078/

Public Protest and the 3G develoment in Sweden
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/464020/

Cross used as antenna
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/463128/

Public schools and RFID
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/456680/

Technology automatically IDs consumers
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/456707/

GPS implant makes debut
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/456711/

Omega-News Collection 8. January 2005
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/464681/

Omega-News Collection 8. January 2005

"Something" has altered Earth's Rotation
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/453438/

Will We Survive Our Technologies?
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/464645/

Mega fear over something nano
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/463866/

Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/463871/

TARNISHING THE DREAM
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/463925/

Warning about dangers to the Alaska Pipeline due to permafrost melting
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/456891/

Pollution alters body chemistry
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/454641/

Genetically Engineered Foods May Pose National Health Risk
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/454646/

Drug Company Empire Ready to Fall
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/464449/

Update on status of battle to keep the state from massively logging in Jackson State Redwood Forest
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/456290/

Sab the buffalo "hunt"
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/457052/

An Administration Roadmap to Salmon Extinction
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/461784/

Stop Timber Industry Greenwashing - Protect Green Building Standards
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/460747/

Court Rules Bush Administration's Off-Road Plan Is Illegal Threat To Desert
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/463111/

Three Storms Threaten U.S. At Once
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/461523/

How Much Is Nature Worth?
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/456926/

Vote USA 2004
http://omega.twoday.net/topics/Vote+USA+2004/

Iraq War
http://omega.twoday.net/topics/Irak-Krieg/

Tsunami
http://omega.twoday.net/topics/Tsunami/

Happy New Year - Let the onslaught begin
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/453690/

Message to the Operators and Government
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/453827/

It will have to take a BIG VOICE from the PEOPLE to really get some changes
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/453534/

THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE BRITISH PEOPLE IS BASED ENTIRELY ON A LIE DRIVEN BY POLITICAL AND INDUSTRY GREED
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/458092/

Cell Phones
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/458618/

Cellular Phones Linked to Cellular DNA Damage
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/464452/

Our David and Goliath way
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/460075/

Helsinki Appeal 2005
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/460260/

100M [EURO] DEAL WILL PUT MOBILE PHONE MASTS ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/458468/

A hot report from the field
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/459476/

Personal Stories and Symptoms
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/460078/

Public Protest and the 3G develoment in Sweden
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/464020/

Cross used as antenna
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/463128/

Public schools and RFID
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/456680/

Technology automatically IDs consumers
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/456707/

GPS implant makes debut
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/456711/

Political Protest Overwhelmed by Voter Apathy

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0107-21.htm

Bush's Drug Videos Broke Law, Accountability Office Decides

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0107-07.htm

White House Paid Commentator to Promote Law

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0107-01.htm

Lawmakers Launch Historic Protest of Electoral Vote

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0107-02.htm

Effort Under Way to Weaken U.S. Endangered Species Law

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0107-09.htm

Bush Approval Rating Low At Start Of Second Term

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0107-11.htm

Calls for probe sought to protect crucial principles

CONYERS' QUESTIONS: Calls for probe sought to protect crucial principles

Detroit Free Press

1/7/2005

There's no question that politics was a part of the quixotic effort of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, and others Thursday to investigate Ohio's election results. Even if they couldn't reverse the Nov. 2 results, undermining President George W. Bush's proclaimed mandate by exposing polling place problems in the decisive state would have been a good payoff for Democrats.

read article:
http://nov2truth.org/article.php?story=20050107095824154

Progressive Democrats lead historic voting rights protest

Progressive Democrats lead historic voting rights protest as Congress ratifies flawed 2004 Electoral College tally

by Bob Fitrakis, Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman

The Free Press

1/7/2005

A handful of progressive Democrats in the House and a lone Senator, Barbara Boxer of California, forced the Republican-dominated Congress to hear two hours of protest Thursday about how the 2004 presidential vote was replete with efforts to disenfranchise Democratic voters and suppress turnout in a torrent of tactics reminiscent of the Jim Crow era.

read article:
http://nov2truth.org/article.php?story=20050107141618365

Senator Boxer's challenge brought national attention to the crisis in our democracy

Message From MoveOn
1/7/2005
MoveOn.org

Yesterday in Congress Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) joined Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH) and objected to certifying the Ohio Electoral College vote from the presidential election.

The 2004 election, like the election four years ago, was marked by widespread voting problems that denied tens of thousands of Americans their right to vote. Unlike in 2000 when every senator stood silent, Senator Boxer's challenge brought national attention to this crisis in our democracy and forced a two hour debate on voting and elections.

read article:
http://nov2truth.org/article.php?story=20050107112608758

Send thanks to Jones and Boxer

We did it! Yesterday, on the floor of Congress there was actually a debate about our electoral system! The heroes of the day were two superwomen: Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, who spearheaded to objection on the House side; and Senator Barbara Boxer, who was the SOLE senator willing to vote against certifying the Electoral College votes.

"It is on behalf of those millions of Americans who believe in and value our democratic process and the right to vote that I put forth this objection today,” said Congresswoman Jones. “If they are willing stand at the polls for countless hours in the rain as many did in Ohio, then I can surely stand up for them here in the halls of Congress..."

CODEPINK was active throughout this process, making thousands of calls to our representatives, hosting rallies outside Senator Boxer’s offices in California, helping to get a busload of fantastic local organizers from Ohio to Washington DC for yesterday’s vote, and participating in the “Defend Democracy, Support the Challenge” rally and march from the White House to the Capitol, with speakers such as Rev. Jesse Jackson and our own Medea Benjamin.

We ended the day at the office of Senator Boxer, singing her songs of thanks for stepping forward. Although the initial results of the electoral vote were eventually certified after hours of debate, the issue of "electoral justice" (as Boxer referred to it) has made its way into the minds and agendas of our nation's leaders.

Let's keep the momentum going!

1. Call Congresswoman Jones (202-225-7032) and Senator Boxer (202-224-3553) to say thank you on behalf of Code Pink and say we look forward to working with them on electoral reform legislation.

2. Apply political pressure for electoral reform on your members of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, over the next couple of weeks when they are back home, including meetings or, if a meeting is resisted, some kind of public action at their office. Demand that they support the call by Democratic House Judiciary Committee members for these two things: "1) Congress should engage in further hearings into the widespread irregularities reported in Ohio; we believe the problems are serious enough to warrant the appointment of a joint select Committee of the House and Senate to investigate and report back to the Members; and (2) Congress needs to enact election reform to restore our people's trust in our democracy. These changes should include putting in place more specific federal protections for federal elections, particularly in the areas of audit capability for electronic voting machines and casting and counting of provisional ballots, as well as other needed changes to federal and state election laws."

3. Support our Voter Bill of Rights. Please sign the bill and pass it on to friends, family, co-workers and community partners http://www.codepinkalert.org/National_Actions_Voter_Bill_of_Rights.shtml. Take it to your city council and get them to adopt some of the various points (or the bill in its entirety) or take it to your community meetings as a starting point for discussions.

In the coming months, we will be working with our allies in Congress to develop an "omnibus" piece of legislation that would bring together many of the issues in the Voter Bill of Rights, and develop a strong grassroots lobbying effort to build support for this and other electoral reform legislation.

So let’s keep moving forward and pushing for an electoral system we can be proud of!

Onward and upward,

Andrea, Carol, Claire, Dana, Gael, Jodie, Medea, Tiffany
January 7, 2005 http://www.codepinkalert.org

Phase One Against Empire

http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=1&ItemID=6951


Informant: Friends

War Crimes Roundtable

http://twoday.net/static/omega/files/war_crimes_roundtable.htm

Will We Survive Our Technologies?

"Will We Survive Our Technologies? We are being propelled into this new century with no plan, no control, no brakes."

Why The Future Doesn't Need Us
http://www.stevequayle.com/News.alert/Technology/0004.future.doesnt.need.0.html
http://www.primitivism.com/future.htm


Informant: Friends

Blackwell delivered Ohio to Bush

http://onlinejournal.com/evoting/010505Conover/010505conover.html


Informant: Friends

Devastated Iraq - Devastation Liberation

A non-embedded reporter looks at Iraq. Article by Tom Engelhardt and Dahr Jamail:
http://www.lewrockwell.com/engelhardt/engelhardt33.html

Radicals and the Two-Party System

Radicals vs. the Two-Party System

We can all agree it is rotten, says James Leroy Wilson:
http://www.lewrockwell.com/wilson-jl/wilson-james20.html

Bush May Want to Change Geneva Convention

Gonzales Surprise Testimony: Bush May Want to Change Geneva Convention

Alberto Gonzales made a surprise statement before the U.S. Senate yesterday, saying, "Geneva was ratified in 1949 … and I think it is appropriate to revisit whether or not Geneva should be revisited." Instead of re-defining it or ignoring it, now Gonzales appears to want to gut protections for prisoners of war, including protections for U.S. soldiers.

http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org/?Page=Article&ID=2635

Grannie, look what we're doing to the land of freedom

Sara Paretsky provides a long list of incidents that should trouble Americans concerned about the preservations of our decreasing liberties. When combined together, the incidents paint a disturbing picture.

http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org/?Page=Article&ID=2634

Governments cause wars, Citizens fight wars, and die in them

The real reason for wars:
Governments cause wars, Citizens fight wars, and die in them.

"A tyrant is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader." ~Plato

Anyone who even starts to understand the powers behind governments will know that wars are almost never fought to accomplish the justifications that are publically proclaimed.

Governments (and the people in governments) cause wars, and benefit from them. Citizens fight wars, and die in them.

Since the fighting of wars is proclaimed to be a patriotic calling, the most patriotic people generally die in them.

Tyrants, and would be tyrants, have no better way to purge their populations of freedom loving dissidents.

-- William Shakespeare SUMMED IT UP in one line in "King Lear"
"Be it thy policy to busy giddy minds with foreign quarrels."

It takes very little knowledge of history to know about the perpetual condition of war that plagued European history. France and England had ONE war that lasted 116 years.

Yet all of those kings were first cousins. They had hemophilia all the way from Russia to England because they we so inbred. The "good guy, bad guy" con game has worked for centuries, and is no different today.

While pretending to fight communism in Viet Nam, the United States aided, and traded with, communism all over the world, on credit. American wheat diverted Soviet workers from the fields into the war factories, so that they could supply North Viet Nam. The American Mac Truck Company built the largest truck factory in the world, on the Kama River in the Soviet Union. Those trucks went to North Viet Nam on a highway build with U. S. aid.

War is used as an excuse to raise taxes, and to abolish civil liberties.

"The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
-- Hermann Goering at the Nuremberg trials.


Description of Straw Man fallacy

The Straw Man fallacy is committed when a person simply ignores the actual opposing argument and substitutes a distorted, exaggerated, irrelevant, or misrepresented version of that position.

A "Straw Man Argument" is a misrepresentation of the opposing view, set up in such a way that it is easy to demolish. This is meant to bring the opponent's position into disrepute, by ascribing to him positions that he never endorsed, or some minor point that is not really at issue. The intention is to avoid having to address the real arguments. A person creates a Straw Man as an easy opponent, because he is not capable of dealing with the issue that actually WAS presented. The person creating a Straw Man hopes to burden his opponent with an unpopular, or indefensible, position. The use of this tactic is actually an admission of defeat on the question that was actually presented, and was evaded.

John P

A Vietnam Grunt Looks at Iraq

http://www.antiwar.com/orig/strong.php?articleid=4237


Informant: David House

The entire solar system is currently undergoing profound, never before seen physical changes

http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=73923;show_parent=1

PROJECT WOODPECKER

http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=73926;show_parent=1
http://www.rense.com/general61/wwodp.htm


Weather Warfare
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Weather+Warfare+

Weather As A Weapon
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Weather+As+A+Weapon

Heroes

http://www.truthout.org/docs_05/010805X.shtml

Acts of God, Acts of Media

http://www.truthout.org/docs_05/010805K.shtml

A Time of Catastrophes

http://www.truthout.org/docs_05/010805H.shtml

Disasters Waiting to Happen

http://www.truthout.org/docs_05/010805G.shtml

Bush Secret Memo Advises Cuts in Social Security

http://www.truthout.org/docs_05/010805B.shtml

Ron Paul on Guns, Money and the New World Order

http://www.conspiracyplanet.com/channel.cfm?channelid=90&contentid=1659


Informant: Thomas Schultz

Cellular Phones Linked to Cellular DNA Damage

If you think cell phones are the best invention since sliced bread, think again. Using a cell phone could permanently damage cells (and DNA) in your body.

http://www.mercola.com/2005/jan/8/cellular_phones.htm


Mobile Phones Again Linked to Cancer - in this Case specifically to Acoustic Neuromas
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/362455/

Drug Company Empire Ready to Fall - Cell phone industry take note

The drug company's reign in power appears ready to fall. Continual disclosures of drug dangers, increasing drug costs and a decline in new medications are all signals that the end is in sight. What can you do to accelerate the process?

http://www.mercola.com/2005/jan/8/drug_empire.htm

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Cell phone industry take note.....

Don Maisch

Drug Company Empire Ready to Fall

New York Times December 18, 2004

The $500 billion drug company dynasty finally appears ready to fall as the industry struggles to save face among continual reports of serious problems with well-known drugs. Meanwhile, drug research and development is on the decline and the industry is struggling to find new medicines.

Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly, all major players in the drug company market, each disclosed major problems with popular medications -- all in the span of about half a day:

Pfizer announced an increased risk of heart problems in people taking the painkiller Celebrex (one of the world's best-selling medicines).

AstraZeneca reported that lung cancer drug Iressa, which was approved in the United States in 2003, did not prolong lives in a trial.

Eli Lilly warned that Strattera, an ADHD drug, might cause severe liver injury. The news pushed stocks down, causing the market value of the three companies to decline by more than $30 billion.

But it's not just these three companies that need to worry -- all major drug companies are at risk of similar declines. Although spending on drug development has nearly doubled to about $33 billion, new drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have declined significantly from 53 in 1996 to 21 in 2003.

The major threat to companies (aside from growing negative publicity due to dangerous side effects) is that if fewer drugs are produced, investors will want to cut the companies' research spending.

Meanwhile, governments may force companies to cut drug prices to support programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

The result? A less profitable industry that produces fewer new drugs.

The drug companies are not going out without a fight, however. In an attempt to save their falling dynasty, drug makers have been:

· Pursuing aggressive ad campaigns to doctors and patients
· Increasing drug prices
· Attempting to extend patents on existing medications

The efforts have been a mixed blessing for the industry. While they've protected drug company profits in the meantime, they've also irritated the industry's target market -- both consumers and governments alike -- and have even caused a political reaction in the United States and Europe.

New York Times December 18, 2004


The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/501787/

CHEMTRAILS LISTED AS SPACE WEAPONS DROPPED FROM ORIGINAL BILL

http://mindcontrol.twoday.net/stories/464441/

An American Gulag

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/PrintStory.pl?document_id=2002142143&zsection_id=2002115909&slug=indefed06&date=20050106
http://mparent7777.blog-city.com/read/995277.htm


Informant: Shanti Renfrew
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