Archive | September 27, 2013

Cancer the Leading Cause of Child Deaths in U.S.*

Cancer the Leading Cause of Child Deaths in U.S.*

By Melissa Melton

The number one reason blamed for childhood deaths in America used to be accidents; now it’s cancer.

Cancer is the leading cause of childhood death in the United States, with 13,500 new diagnoses each year according to the American Cancer Institute. One out of every 300 boys and one out of every 333 girls will develop cancer before their 20th birthday, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Cancer in America has seen a sharp increase over the last 100 years across all age groups. Data from the U.S. Public Health Service estimates that cancer death rates in 1900 were around 64 per 100,000; that number has increased almost threefold to 188.7 per 100,000 in 2005.

This dramatic increase over a relatively short span of time obviously suggests environmental factors are at play here. So why haven’t all these charitable “run for the cure” cancer drives — fundraisers that happen year after year after year as cancer rates only continue to grow — ever cured anything?

The Cancer Prevention Coalition (CPC) notes that cancer equals big business in this country: Winning the war on cancer means preventing cancer. Yet cancer is a multi-billion dollar business. Isn’t preventing cancer bad for business? It is for the pharmaceutical and mammography businesses. These industries have intricate ties to U. S. policy makers, directing research funds to ensure their continued profits in cancer diagnosis/treatment.

If prevention is key to crushing cancer, then finding out what is actually causing this cancer epidemic from independent studies not funded by the very companies that stand to profit off pointing fingers in the wrong direction is the first step.

What is causing all this cancer, especially the rise in children? Two big factors may be chemicals and electromagnetic radiation.

A whopping 70-90% of any average U.S. grocery store is filled with processed foods full of chemical additives and preservatives, many of which are genetically modified, in addition to the fact that a vast majority of U.S. food is tainted with pesticides. The CPC discusses multiple studies that have come to the same conclusion: continual exposure to the multitude of carcinogenic pesticides in this country’s food supply is killing our kids:

As documented by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), residues of numerous carcinogenic pesticides are commonly found in most fruits and vegetables. Additionally, milk and other dairy products are often laden with carcinogenic pesticides and antibiotics. Factory farm meat, particularly liver, veal, frankfurters and hamburgers, are also contaminated with carcinogenic pesticides, besides growth-stimulating sex hormones and other feed additives.

The Bush [Sr.] Administration has flung open the floodgates to carcinogens in our food. With active support of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has in effect revoked the 1958 Delaney law, which banned intentional contamination of food with any level of carcinogen.

Instead, the EPA now allows residues of any carcinogenic pesticide in any food at levels posing allegedly “acceptable” or “negligible risk,” as determined by manipulated numbers.

Should pesticide in our food really ever be considered “acceptable”?

Michael Taylor, former Monsanto Vice President for Public Policy and our current Food Safety Czar in this Twilight Zone we all live in, wrote

The De Minimis Interpretation of the Delaney Clause: Legal and Policy Rationale” advocating a change in the interpretation of the 1958 Delaney Clause back in 1988. On it’s face, Delaney literally stated that no carcinogenic agents could be added to processed foods. Taylor’s interpretation paved the way to altering Delaney to be interpreted so that small amounts of known carcinogens could be added to our food, all without regard to the cumulative negative health effects.

Taylor wrote this, by the way, while working at a law firm contracted by Monsanto.

Another potential factor is the continual bathing of our growing children’s brains and bodies in electromagnetic radiation (EMR). Estimates show that those of us living in modern-day America are experiencing 100,000,000 times more electromagnetic frequency (EMF) than our grandparents did simply by existing. Incidents of brain tumors have also been found to be higher in Western, developed nations. Everything from cell phones to cell towers going up everywhere to household appliances to computers…even cars emit EMF. Many of these technologies were never tested for potential harmful effects. Research has found EMF does have an adverse effect on tissues and cells, and this non-ionizing radiation has been classified as a carcinogen or potential carcinogen.

The top two childhood cancers are leukemia and cancers of the brain and nervous system. Studies have linked both EMF exposure and childhood leukemia (for a few examples, see here,here, here and here), and EMF exposure to childhood brain tumors (see here, here and here). Belgium just banned cell phones specifically designed for children up to age 7 based on this risk.

Armed with this information, recommendations have been suggested for limiting a child’s exposure to pressing cell phones up to their skulls via hands-free devices or even using speakerphone options. WI-FI exposure in the house can be limited by opting to hard wire computers to modems and unplugging computers and modems at night or when not in use.

In a pediatric nursing article “Cell Phones and Children: Follow the Precautionary Road” Suzanne Rosenberg wrote,

“While the government has deemed RF radiation to be safe, there is no current significant research to make this claim.”

Just like the abundance of chemicals in our food, there is a vested interest in keeping a lid on information regarding just how dangerous this continual radiation exposure could be.
Cancer rates have risen to epidemic levels if estimates now show one in two adults will get cancer sometime in their lifetime. With childhood cancer as the number one child killer, what kind of cancer odds will our children face in their future? Forget racing for the cure; we have to start focusing on the cause.


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U.K. – So that he could get Food to Eat in a Police Cell!

UK. So that he could get Food to Eat in a Police Cell!

An unemployed man who hadn’t eaten for three days tried to set fire to the job centre – so he could have a meal in police custody.

Bee O’Brien, 49, flew into a rage after a row over his benefits payments and set fire to the customer telephones at Moss Side job centre.

O’Brien had not eaten for three days after his benefits had been stopped.

He told police: “I will commit a crime and get arrested. I need some food.”

O’Brien, of Camelford Close, Hulme, admitted criminal damage, attempted arson, and using threatening words and behaviour when he appeared before Manchester magistrates.

Gina Clayton, defending, said: “His benefits had been stopped for some reason and he hadn’t eaten for three days. He was simply desperate for some food. He went to the job centre to get his payments and lost his temper.

“He was aware that if he was arrested he would have been given food at the police station.”

Helen Veitch, prosecuting, told the court:

“A member of staff at the job centre noticed he was arguing on the customer services advice telephone. He was noted to be aggressive and abusive.

“He was asked to leave the job centre, and was told the staff would phone police.”

She said the member of staff then ‘heard a clicking noise’ and saw O’Brien with a cigarette lighter.

She said: “He tried to set fire to the phone cable, then went to another phone and repeated the action. He said – ‘Yes, I’m setting fire to this to get arrested’.”

When police arrived he said: “If you don’t get my money I will commit a crime and get arrested. I need some food.”

He was detained but carried on being abusive in custody and hurled hot chocolate all over his cell.

He was given a 12 month community order and ordered to do 40 hours unpaid work.


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Libya Brought to its Socio-economic Knees*

Libya Brought t its Socio-economic Knees*


kadafi_deesBefore they were bombed by NATO and set-up by AFRICOM which:

  • Bombed and polluted the world’s purest water supply to the people of Libya
  • Bombed the electric grid
  • Bombed homes
  • Bombed civilian structures, and military equipment
  • Massacred men, women, and children
  • Raped women

Destroyed – removed:

  • Libyan universities that had massive libraries and research departments equipped to international standards!
  • A free health service, with access to hospitals and clinics with international standards
  • A housing loan for newly married couples to buy or build under the Islamic banking system – i.e. 0% interest!
  • Reduced child mortality from 70/1000 in 1980 to 19/1000 in 2009. In the U.S. the child mortality rate for 2006 was 28,527 annually according to the U.S., National Center for Health Statistics
  • Petrol and gas for local consumption at U.S.$0.75cents per gallon for Libyan citizens, an unmatched price for most citizens elsewhere in the world, the sale of which was credited into the bank accounts of Libyan citizens.
  • farmland given with a home, necessary equipment, seeds, and livestock at no cost to the recipient
  • Water and electricity was free to Libyans.
  • Fresh water supply created without borrowing any money under the Great Man-Made River Project at a cost of U.S.$35bn.
  • The central bank that was for the benefit of the people, and not for the benefit of the global banking cartel.

Libya is now seeking its first loan.

Bloomberg reports:

Libya, holder of Africa’s largest crude reserves, is weighing its first bank loans as the Opec member seeks financing to more than double refining and expand chemical production, in projects forecast to cost $60 billion.

Islamic debt is one option being considered, Mohammed Alloub, chairman of the state-run Libyan Petroleum Institute, said in an interview.

While loans for a petrochemical venture between Saudi Arabian Oil and Dow Chemical will cost as much as 185 basis points over Libor, or 2.3 per cent at Tuesday’s rate, Giyas Gokkent of National Bank of Abu Dhabi said Libya may have to pay more than 6 per cent.

Libya, bigger in size than the United States state of Alaska, is seeking to boost refining capacity to 1 million barrels a day from 380,000 barrels to meet growing domestic fuel demand. Its oil output tumbled in the last year by two-thirds from levels produced before the 2011 civil war that ended Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year rule.

Borrowing from foreign banks would let the government use its own funds for schools, hospitals and housing, Alloub said in the capital Tripoli.


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Libya: NATO Poisoning the Purest Water in the World

U.S./NATO Atrocities Against Libya

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