Archive | January 8, 2011

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs… Well Almost!

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs… Well Almost!

By Hwaa Irfan

Sometimes, just sometimes, when we think we have all the answers, and know what makes the world tick, life proves that it can be much stranger than fiction. For those who have stumbled across this incident, it is not so funny, but extremely strange, overwhelming, and daunting. To hear a report that some birds have mysteriously died is one thing, but to hear these reports happening around the world is… well quite frankly alarming, and it isn’t even April’s Fool!

The Google’s Global Map has been mapping the reports of mass death of animals as follows (with links):

  • 5000+ Black Birds
  • 500+ Black Birds
  • Dozens of Black Birds
  • 100,000 Drum Fish
  • Tens of Thousands – Fish
  • Thousands of Fish
  • Thousands of Fish
  • Dozens of fish
  • Fish
  • 50 – 100 Birds – Jackdaws
  • Penguins
  • 24 birds – H5N1 flu
  • 100 Pelicans
  • 300+ Doves
  • 70 Bats
  • 100 Tons of Fish
  • Hundreds of Snapper
  • 10 Tons of fish
  • Hundreds of fish
  • Thousands of fish
  • Hundreds of Fish
  • Hundreds of Fish
  • Scores of Fish
  • Hundreds of Fish
  • 150 Tons of Red Tilapias
  • Thousands of Fish
  • Scores of dead fish
  • Several Manatees
  • Hundreds of Starfish, Jellyfish
  • 200 Birds

Brazil

One hundred tons of sardines, croakers, and catfish washed up dead on the coast of Paranaguá, Antonina and Guaraqueçaba Pontal do Paraná December 30 2010 at a time when fishing for seafood ban was lifted.

Canada

Tens of thousands of wild birds died in December 2010 of Sudden Death Syndrome (well that’s what I’m calling it), leaving the officials of Health Canada helpless in front of reporters without an explainable answer to the cause.

On a farm in Quebec City, 80 pigeons had Sudden Death Syndrome and just keeled over and died. Since December 18 2010 Sylvain Turmel keeps picking up dead pigeons, but despite being told not to talk to the media by Wildlife officials, Turmel went ahead to a local radio station.

New Zealand

Hundreds of Snapper fish found dead.

Sweden

One hundred jackdaws were found dead on the road in Falkoping

U.K.

July 2010, 40,000 devil crabs washed up on the beach of Kent.

U.S.

In July 2010 thousands of dead clams were washed ashore on Folly Beach, followed by an approximate 85,000  dead drum fish on the shores of the Arkansas River in January 2011 – could this be a clue as to what the U.S. is not doing!

Not long after the Arkansas incident, In Louisiana a minute before the New Year was rang, 5,000 red-winged blackbirds rained down on the small town of Beebe as if straight from the Alfred Hitchcock film The Crow. Preliminary lab tests concluded that the birds died “from multiple blunt force trauma,” which basically means they flew into something, but given the way birds navigate and lead a navigation, it is highly unlikely to happen with 5,000 birds! But then if one is desperate for an immediate reductionist answer then why not that of the director of Cornell University’ ornithology laboratory, i.e. the birds “might have been sucked up by a washing machine type thunderstorm” which spat them back out – the trustworthy explanation of an expert.

The last week of 2010, thousands of dead fish were found floating in the temperate zone of Florida’s Port Orange.

Again in Louisiana (maybe it’s the same incident, but a different story), Monday 3rd of Jan 2011, 550 starlings and blackbirds were found dead along Baton Rouge, but these birds had internal injuries and blood clots.

In Nashville, Texas. Hundreds of birds, and 150 grackles (do you know what grackles are?) were found on the roadside in Big Cypress Creek. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency could not determine the cause of death because the grackles (!?) had badly deteriorated – one wonders how long the Agency had the grackles then!

Hundreds of dead birds have been found this week in Nashville and nearby counties.

Not long after in Kentucky, several hundred birds had been found – but why all in the U.S. – maybe it’s all those Hollywood end of the world (the U.S) films…

Then on 05th January 2011, an approximate 2million fish were found dead in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland.

The psychological impact on some Americans have led to thoughts of “Aflockalypse,” the run up to Armageddon, and the African American version of “Global Katrina 2.”

Causes

Well, the extreme cold weather has been blamed as well as power lines, lightening, and fireworks, but who is letting off fireworks in July!

Meteor showers have been many, but there have been no reports of meteors actually going through earth’s atmosphere affecting the navigational routes of birds.

The not so much talked about geomagnetic/polar shift is approach Russia, it has Tampa Airport, U.S. remarking its landing strips.

Or maybe God’s creatures are protesting on mass for the climate change that the leaders of the developed world reneged on… Whatever the cause, man-made, natural, or both, I have a feeling that we are not connecting the dots, and that is the limitation of the modern mind!

Sources:

Click, A/ “Thousands of Dead Fish Wash-up on Folly Beach.” http://charleston.thedigitel.com/news/thousands-dead-fish-wash-folly-beach-update-cleani-26480-0108

Leonard, T. “UFO Strikes. A Military Death Ray. Or the Coming of Armageddon. Why Are Thousands of Birds Falling From the Sky?” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1344888/UFO-strikes-A-military-death-ray-Or-coming-Armageddon-Why-ARE-thousands-birds-falling-sky.html

Longbottom, W. “It’s the Aflockalypse: More Mass Animal Death See Thousands of Fish Found Floating in Florida and 200 Birds Dead on Texas Bridge.” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1344345/Animal-death-mystery-Jackdaws-Sweden-fish-Brazil-New-Zealand-crabs-England.html

Racine, J-F. “Quebec Bird Deaths Stump Wildlife Officials.” http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2011/01/07/16802701.html

“100s of Dead Birds Found Dead in Nashville Area.” http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/113040389.html

“10,000s of Birds Found Dead in Manitoba.” http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/alert-alerte/h1n1/index-eng.php

U.S. Military Officers for 9/11 Truth Mission Statement

U.S. Military Officers for 9/11 Truth Mission Statement

We, the members of U.S. Military Officers for 9/11 Truth, believe that there remains a pressing need for a new and independent criminal investigation into the events of 9/11/01. There is incontrovertible publicly available evidence since that day that the official account of the events is incomplete and fraught with errors. The 9/11 Commission Report failed to address many of the most important questions that were presented to the Commission by the victims’ families and other concerned Americans, and those that they did address were inadequately answered.

Only the discovery powers and authority available to the judiciary will be able to identify and bring to justice the perpetrators. We stand together with millions of other Americans and citizens of other nations in demanding a full, unbiased investigation and prosecution of these crimes against humanity. If we give a pass to the perpetrators who are likely still at large, we do so at our peril.

Please email us at info@MO911truth.org if you have any questions.

Signing Lead Out of Our Drinking Water

Signing Lead Out of Our Drinking Water

By Hwaa Irfan

There is hope on the horizon when leaders of today act in favor of the well-being of citizens no matter how small the act is. Here we are referring to the corporate run U.S. as January 2011 witnessed President Obama sign into law Section 3874 as a step towards ridding lead from drinking water by limiting the amount of lead allowed in new plumbing materials. The initiative was sponsored by Californian Democrat, Senator Barbara Boxer, Chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee – it would take a woman to take that initiative! Boxer commented to the Environmental News Service:

“This is a major step forward in our fight to protect children and families from dangerous lead in drinking water. Toxic lead does not belong in our nation’s water supply, and this law will help ensure that communities in California – and nationwide – have cleaner and safer drinking water.”

Under the ‘Safe Drinking Water Act’ 8% of lead was allowed costing an approximate $43bn every year in terms of health, and lost working hours, but with the new law that has been reduced drastically to 0.2 – 0.25%.

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In April 2001 the following article was written highlighting the cost to human and societal well-being.

Lead Linked to Homicide Rate

By Hwaa Irfan

Along with cadmium and manganese, lead is considered to be a neurotoxin. When ingested by those who are poorly nourished, or are prenatal, neonatal, and psychological stress, they become susceptible to brain damage by compromising the neurotransmitters in the nervous system.

Research by Roger Masters (Government Department, Dartmouth College – Foundation for Neuroscience and Society) found that lead and other toxic metals are retained in the bones and the brain cells, and the uptake during fetal development and early childhood results in long-lasting effects on development and behavior. An example is the neurotransmitter dopamine the function of which is reduced by lead. Dopamine facilitates many types of behaviors including one’s movement and emotional responses. Lead also reduces the function of glutamate, an amino acid found in proteins, which helps the body to metabolize and is linked to long-term learning linked to the hippocampus, the ridges along the brain that form a part of the limbic system that governs self preservation, reproduction and the ability to express fear and rage. The Masters study found that in different samples of prison inmates, violent offenders had significantly higher levels of lead, cadmium or manganese in the hair on their heads than the control subjects.

More Sources of Lead

In addition, a substantial proportion of individuals diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder have also been found to have high levels of lead, manganese, or cadmium in bodily tissues. In fact, the falling rate of violent crime in the past years may relate to the ban on leaded gasoline impose in the 1970s. However, the high levels of lead found in soil can be attributed to past emissions. The Masters study also found between 1977 – 1999 that the levels of violent crime and teenage homicide showed significant correlation with the likelihood of earlier prenatal and infant exposure to leaded gasoline.

Exposure to lead can take place through deteriorating paint and dust, air, drinking water, food, and contaminated soil. Airborne lead enters the body when inhaled or when lead particles and dust are swallowed once they have settled. A further study published in March 2001 also linked high levels of airborne lead with higher rates of homicide. The research authored by Colorado State sociologist Paul Stretsky and Michael Lynch of the University of South Florida included data from 3,111 U.S. counties. Factors of poverty, race, and other air pollutants, as well as educational levels were factored out of analysis. The study demonstrated that the counties with the highest levels of airborne lead corresponded with the highest levels of homicide at a ratio of 4:1. The study used 1990 Environmental Protection Agency, EPA data and correlated it with data from the mortality files of the National Center for Health Statistics. In March 2001, the Bush Administration announced that it would uphold the regulations set forth by the Clinton Administration, which requires more businesses to report releases of lead or lead compounds into the environment. Unfortunately, studies since then have found more sources of lead.

A study by Jerome Nriagu, professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health found that candles bought from stores in South East Michigan were made with wicks that contained lead or have lead cores. Fifteen different brands of the candles made in the U.S., Mexico, and China were found to contain lead. Lead emissions in the rooms where these candles were burned were found to be from 0.5 – 327 micrograms per hour. After burning the candles for one hour, lead levels measured at 0.04 – 13.1 micrograms per cubic meter. The candles produced in China and the U.S. released the highest level of lead into the air. EPA recommendations stated that 1.5 micrograms per cubic meter are a safe level! An independent consultant in Australia, Mike van Alphen of Lead Sense examined a single brand sold in Australia which emitted 1,1130 micrograms of lead.

Lasting Effects

Our children remain vulnerable as early accidental exposure results in long-term problems. The young central nervous system is sensitive. When lead enters a small child’s body it can damage the kidneys, impair hearing, cause nausea, generate headaches and appetite loss, increase blood pressure, cause sleeping problems, induce muscle and joint pains, and as well as instigate mood swings.

Some of the most damaging neuro-psychological effects of lead poisoning include learning disabilities, reduced psychometric intelligence, and behavioral disorders. House dust is recognized as a primary pathway of childhood lead exposure through hand-to-mouth activities.

The U.S. Lead-Based Paint Hzard Reduction Act of 1992, required that most homebuyers and renters receive known information on lead-based paint hazards in buildings built before 1978. Sellers and landlords are required to provide a lead-based paint disclosure form and the federal pamphlet “Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home” to renters or buyers before they sign a lease/agreement to the property.

Sources:

ENS. “Obama Signs Bipartisan ‘Get the Lead Out’ Bill into Law.”http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jan2011/2011-01-04-091.html

Homicide True Crimes. “Young Murders.” http://www.karisable.com/crhomicide.htm

“Immigrants More Likely to Be Victims of Homicide Than U.S Born-Counterparts: White Immigrants Face Highest Relative Risk.” http://www.ph.ucla/sph/pr/we038.html

Masters, R. D. “Poisoning The Well: Dept. of Government, Dartmouth College Foundation of Neuroscience and Society” http://www.ph.ucla.edu/sph/pr/wr038.html

National Safety Council 06-23-00. “Lead.” http://www.nsc.org/library/facts/lead.htm

Reves, A. “Some Candles Emit Dangerous Levels of Lead.” http://unisci.com/stories/19994/1007992.htm

UniSci. “Link Between Lead Level in Air and Homicide Rate.” http://unisic.com/stories/120012/051704.htm

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