FOIA Request Template For Presentation To A City Council, Zoning Board Or Local Authority Regarding 5G+ Technology Implementation

By Catherine J. Frompovich

The more technology consumers learn about the unknowns, specifically possible adverse health reactions to all the bombardment from super-sophisticated microwave technology, e.g., millimeter waves from 5G, the more concerns they have about living with thousands of small cell towers that will facilitate 5G technology, which is one thousand times faster than 4G, and about which we know nothing as to 4G adverse health effects.

Consumers are not bashful when they realize the downsides of 5G and, consequently, make a decision to prevent that network from being installed in their locale. Therefore, those consumers may be looking for a “tool” that will help them get started in dealing with local government authorities who either promote 5G installations, or those who want to prevent 5G from being rolled out in their area.

Many cities have been successful in preventing 5G from ‘frying’ them. See Some Northern California Cities Are Blocking Deployment of 5G Towers.

Below is a template FOIA Request a consumer used in her area to file a comprehensive 5G FOIA request. Correspondingly, concerned consumers can present it to proper local authorities to let them know “you mean business” about NO 5G in my back yard!


FOIA Request Template

This is a request for information per the Freedom of Information Act concerning the plans, if any, that you may have implemented concerning 5G Technology, the Smart Grid, replacement of telephone poles and LED lighting (see 1.11) and anything that may indicate you plan on facilitating [name your area] as a “smart city.”

1.1 Do you have a 5G strategy?

If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its objectives in a Word, PDF or picture format.

1.2 If yes, has the council published or provided to the public the opportunity to read and understand the City Council’s plan as it concerns 5G Strategy; was the replacement telephone poles with LED lighting part of the 5G strategy; has the public been informed of the benefits and/or risks involved in installing it, and been given the opportunity for public input? Where was this information published, and if, where?

1.3 I also request any document that you have received from any source (such as, but not limited to FEDA, Federal government, State government, 5G network installers, etc.) including the highest level of detail on all 5G technology that’s planned to be used and/or currently in use (LED street lights 1.11) in public spaces within the city limits of [your area] including the following information:

(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity officers.

(b) Specification sheets of all 5G technology.

(c) What technology, e.g., units and arrays are not currently 5G, but can be 5G enabled, e.g., with current software, future software, hardware upgrades or retrofitting?

(d) What U.S. and International safety standards are those of the City Council complying with for the 5G strategy and existing 5G technology?

(e) I request proof, e.g., a certificate from City Council, which confirms U.S. and International safety standards for workers and the public have been met.

1.4 I request all documentation, memos, emails and communication on companies and entities you’re in talks with regarding the formulation of a 5G strategy.

1.5 I request the name(s) of the Officer(s) in charge of the 5G strategy and roll out, including their CV and qualifications in 5G and Smart Cities; and who their subject area expert or consultancy is, their CV and qualifications on 5G and Smart Cities.

1.6 Are you in talks with any experts, companies or entities about autonomous vehicles (AV) for public transport and/or private use on Public Highways in my town or elsewhere?

If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its objectives in a Word, PDF or picture format.

1.7 I also request a supplementary document that includes all levels of detail on:

(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity officers?

(b) Specification sheets of all technology.

(c) What type of communication system will those of the City Council be utilizing to control the vehicles?

(d) What U.S. and International safety standards does your AV strategy and rollout comply with?

(e) I request proof, e.g., a certificate from City Council, which confirms U.S. and International safety standards for workers and the public have been met.

1.8 If no, I request all documentation, memos, emails and communication on companies and entities you’re in talks with regarding the formulations of an autonomous public and private vehicle technology strategy.

1.9 Do you have a strategy for smart roads and smart signage on Public Highways and Public spaces?

If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its objectives in a Word, PDF or picture format.

1.10 I also request a supplementary document that includes all levels of detail on:

(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity officers?

(b) Specification sheets of all technology.

(c) What technology, e.g., units and arrays, will not be 5G, but can be 5G enabled, e.g., with current software, future software, hardware upgrades or retrofitting etc., and please, could you must be specific on anything here?

(d) What U.S. and International safety standards does your 5G strategy and rollout comply with?

(e) I request proof, e.g., a certificate from the City Council, which confirms U.S. and International safety standards for workers and the public have been met.

1.11 If no, I request all documentation, memos, emails and communication on companies and entities you’re in talks with regarding smart roads and smart signage. Are you planning, or have already implemented, an LED street lighting system rolled out?

1.12 If yes, please answer these questions:

(a) What are the CMS [Central Management Systems] and specification of the software and hardware of the LED street light system?

(b) What type of waveform is the LED; e.g., Square wave?

(c) Can you control the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the streetlight system using the CMS?

(d) Can you control the PWM of each streetlight that’s connected to the system?

(e) What restrictions do you have in place for the control of the PWM?

(f) What are the U.S. and International safety limits (low and high) for the amount of “flicker” (Hz) the Human Body and eyes can be exposed to, and for how long?

(g) I request to see the training manual and safety operation manual for the CMS and the LED streetlight system.

(h) Who is the company who is installing, or has installed, the CMS LED streetlight system?

(i) What company maintains and repairs the CMS and LED streetlight system?

(j) What entity or Officer is or will be responsible for monitoring the safety standards for the CMS and LED streetlight system?

(k) I request proof, e.g., a certificate from the City Council, which confirms U.S. and International safety standards for workers and the public have been met.

(l) What is the amount of Blue Light leakage that’s safe for the public and workers during the LED streetlights operation?

(m) What level of LED streetlight exposure is safe for the public at daytime and nighttime?

(n) Is there a legal requirement for diffusers to be fitted to LED streetlights?

(o) How have you have addressed the amount of Oxidative Stress on Human and Animal cells that’s produced from LED?

1.13 If no, then I request a declaration from the City Council that you will not be installing LED streetlights in the future. If you cannot provide a declaration, I would like the following answered in the future tense:

(a) What are the CMS and specification of the software and hardware of the LED street light system?

(b) What type of waveform is the LED, e.g., Square wave?

(c) Can you control the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the streetlight system using the CMS?

(d) Can you control the PWM of each street light that’s connected to the system?

(e) What restrictions do you have in place for the control of the PWM?

(f) What are the U.S. and International safety limits (low and high) for the amount of ‘flicker’ (Hz) the Human Body and eyes can be exposed to, and for how long?

(g) I request to see the training manual and safety operation manual for the CMS and the LED streetlight system.

(h) Who is the company who is installing or has installed the CMS LED streetlight system?

(i) What company will maintain and repair the CMS and LED streetlight system?

(j) What entity and Officer is responsible for the safety standards for the CMS and LED streetlight system?

(k) I request proof, e.g., a certificate from City Council, which confirms that U.S. and International safety standards for workers and the public have been met.

(l) What is the amount of Blue Light leakage that’s safe for the public and workers during the LED streetlights operation?

(m) What level of LED streetlight exposure is safe for the public at daytime and nighttime?

(n) Is there a legal requirement for diffusers to be fitted to LED streetlights?

(o) How have you addressed the amount of Oxidative Stress on Human and Animal cells that’s produced from LED?

1.14 I request all memos, presentations, documents, plans, rollouts, emails and details regarding 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, WiFi (Wireless Fidelity) / LiFi (Light Fidelity) in public spaces.


A hat tip with special thanks to Eileen Dannemann.

The above template, after reading it, suddenly becomes an educational tool for consumers, plus those in local government, who probably never heard from the 5G lobbyists and tech reps about the unknown health issues discussed.

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

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Model Vaccine Safety Legislation Introduced In Texas; Run With It

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Consider this a “call to action,” plus an alert for the entire United States, if not the global community.

It’s a call to assert the moral, religious and legal rights of healthcare consumers globally to know about; have access to data, prior to vaccination; and to exercise their unalienable right to the choice of care for their health, body, mind and spirit, including that of their children.

Consider this a long-missing – but definitely long-needed – call for legal relief from Big Pharma’s and the CDC/FDA’s deceptive propaganda campaigns regarding vaccines and vaccinations since the passage of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to 300aa-34), which has seen mandatory vaccines skyrocket to the current 69 doses of 16 vaccines a child receives starting with the very first day of life!

Nothing attests to the fallacies of vaccine ‘science safety’ than the contradictory data HHS and HRSA (Health Resources & Services Administration) produce documenting expenditures for vaccine adverse reactions, injuries and claims, including legal fees, here, Page 9.

US $4,119,686,42.89 [billion] is not exactly ‘chicken feed’!

If nothing more, that amount proves something is wrong; needs to be reviewed; and definitely corrected, specifically the inaccurate “lie now become a truth” vaccines are safe!

After several decades of being lulled into an almost hypnotic-stupor-religious-like belief about vaccines, millions of healthcare consumers globally are awakening to the fact they have been hoodwinked—led down a garden path of make-believe science that apparently intended to rearrange and reprogram the human immune system, probably following the Rockefeller “business plan” for the pharmaceutical industry’s overarching successes. As a result, informed healthcare consumers now are flexing their collective-healthcare-rights muscles regarding various levels of abuse, e.g., Rx prescription gouging, plus demanding knowing what’s causing the Autism Spectrum Disorder, now one in 59 U.S. children in 2018.

No one has put forth a more intelligent plan, in my opinion, than Texas State Senator Bob Hall, who introduced SB2350 (March 8, 2019) Relating to the prohibited administration of certain vaccinations, which can be read at this LegiScan link: https://legiscan.com/TX/bill/SB2350/2019.

However, I’d like to highlight some of the more important provisions of SB2350, which are:

Personally, I think the above bill is so appropriate and obligatory for agency bureaucrats regarding their fiduciary duties that everyone everywhere ought to use it as the quintessential prototype legislation to ask your local legislators anywhere in the world to introduce to bring about vaccine science reforms.

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

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3 New Reasons to Question Vaccine Effectiveness Amid “Anti-Vaxxer” Censorship

By Melissa Dykes

There are a lot of reasons people question vaccines in a country with the most aggressive vaccine schedule in the world where citizens are not allowed to directly sue vaccine manufacturers for vaccine-induced injuries.

While the censorship rages against the so-called “anti-vax” community to shut down online content that even questions the safety and effectiveness of vaccines on various platforms including YouTube, Facebook, and even Amazon, it’s quietly coming out all over the place that our vaccines just really aren’t as effective as the CDC, Big Pharma, its lackeys (again, this), and the pro-vaccine crowd would have everyone believe.

Straight away, here are three reasons that have popped up in recent weeks why people are questioning the effectiveness of vaccines.

Fully Vaccinated Sailors & a Mumps Outbreak

Headline as of March 29, 2019

The Business Insider reported March 29, 2019 that 27 US Navy sailors have been quarantined at sea for several months now due to a viral outbreak of what they are craftily referring to as a “probable case of the mumps”:

A US Navy warship deployed to the Persian Gulf has been stuck at sea for months due to a viral outbreak of what’s likely the mumps, and servicemembers are continuing to fall ill as the medical workers try to get the situation under control, Fifth Fleet told Business Insider Thursday.

If you were not aware, all branches of the US military require a full battery of vaccines for all new recruits. According to this chart on military vaccines administered for Basic Training and Officer Accession Training, updated Feb. 2019, “Measles Mumps and rubella (MMR) are administered to all recruits regardless of prior history”. Meaning, that even if these servicemembers received their required MMR vaccines as children, they would have been given yet another upon entering the Navy.

So… Why are they getting mumps?

Well, that depends who you ask. The Business Insider promptly changed its headline to add the word “rare”.

New headline, April 3, 2019

Meanwhile, what most people don’t know is that two former Merck virologists blew the whistle on the MMR vaccine’s effectiveness nearly a decade ago by filing a qui tam action lawsuit against Merck & Co. in August 2010.

As you can see from the suit, the former Merck scientists claim that “by using improper testing techniques and falsifying test data,” Merck is concealing the fact that the company knows specifically that its mumps vaccine is “far less than” the 95 percent effectiveness the company claims.

The introduction to the 2010 whistleblower lawsuit against Merck & Co.

Note that the suit is specifically about the efficacy of the mumps vaccine, including MMR II and ProQuad versions.

Not only that, but the former Merck virologists also claim this is a “decade-long scheme to falsify and misrepresent the true efficacy of its vaccine”. So this has allegedly been going on since at least 2000, and the lawsuit has been prodding along ever so slowly since 2010.

It’s 2019 now. I wonder how long they’re gonna drag this thing out, don’t you?

On an MMR aside, it was also reported in the March 2017 edition of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology (Vol. 55, Issue 3) that, “During the measles outbreak in California in 2015, a large number of suspected cases occurred in recent vaccinees” and “Of the 194 measles virus sequences obtained in the United States in 2015” a whopping “73 were identified as vaccine sequences”.

So there’s that. New technology is allowing researchers to sequence viruses and find out if they are wild — or from a vaccine.

CDC Announces in March 2019 that Children Are “Less Protected” by Whooping Cough Vaccines than They Once Were

On March 14 it was reported that CDC researchers analyzed lab samples from whooping cough patients between 2000 and 2013 and determined that the bacteria that causes whooping cough has undergone genetic changes over time. In short, the vaccination they are currently administering to children for pertussis, including in the DTaP vaccine, is no longer effective because the whooping cough bacteria has mutated. How long has that been the case? Hard to say.

And yet, the USA Today article still went on to claim, “The best protection against whooping cough remains the DTaP vaccine”.

Really? How does that work? (Oh, right…)

“We’re making the best use of the vaccine, while we’re frantically doing research to make a better one,” Dr. William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told NBC News. Not sure how they can “make the best use” out of a vaccine that they basically just admitted is pretty well worthless.

Dr. Schaffner also noted that a new vaccine for whooping cough “is nowhere near ready”.

CDC Says This Year’s Flu Vaccine Has an Overall Effectiveness of Just 47%

But take a look at this breakdown, as per Table 2 of the CDC’s Feb. 15, 2019 MMWR (click to enlarge):

While the overall adjusted effectiveness for all age groups comes out to 47 percent, the older one gets, the less effective the flu vaccine becomes. That 47 percent actually breaks out as 61 percent overall for ages six months to 17 years; 37 percent overall for 18-49 years; and just 24 percent overall for people age 50 and over.

CNN once again spoke to Dr. William Schaffner (guess he’s the go-to soundbite guy on vaccines for our nation’s mainstream media outlets this year?) who said, “those who get flu after receiving vaccine” (Wait, isn’t that supposed to be the point? Taking a vaccine to prevent the flu? Oh sorry, continuing — ) “are less likely to require hospitalization and are less likely to die of the illness”.

He followed that with, “The vaccine is not perfect, but give the vaccine credit for softening the blow.”

Is that the best spin they’ve got? How many other times in life is a 47 percent hailed as a success? That’s less than half a chance that the shot is worthless.

Then again, maybe they are comparing the 2019 flu vaccine to last year, when it was reported that the 2018 vaccine would only be 10 percent effective. At the announcement, doctors were still telling people that 10 percent is quote “better than nothing” and Dr. Pardis Sabeti, a Harvard professor and infectious disease expert, doubled down on CBS This Morning with, “In fact, in a year where it’s low effectiveness, it’s even more important that everybody get it so we can get as much resistance and we don’t allow the virus to thrive and grow and keep changing.” [emphasis added]

That logic is just… painful to behold.

Cui Bono?

Maybe now is a good time to point out that major pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars every year peddling their wares.

By billions, we’re talking nearly $30 billion in 2016 alone. Big Pharma forked over $9.6 billion to mainstream media outlets for the privilege of running direct-to-consumer (DTC) ads that year. That means American viewers saw an astounding 663,000 TV commercials for pharmaceuticals in 2016. You can barely make your way through a show on most major networks these days without at least one generic stock footage filled commercial where a friendly voiceover actor — after listing off a vague set of symptoms followed by a bunch of nightmarish side effects — implores us to become our own drug sales rep and ‘ ask our doctor today’ for whatever drug will supposedly make our lives as great as the people smiling their way through the generic stock footage.

The US is one of only two countries in the entire world where pharmaceutical companies are legally allowed to sell drugs directly to consumers (the other is Australia). Nowhere else on the planet is DTC pharmaceutical advertising allowed. Our government representatives, well funded by Big Pharma campaign contributions and surrounded by the industry’s lobbyists ($27.5 million in 2018), are well aware of the fact that this practice is a cost effective way of turning viewers into patients. A 2008 House Commerce Committee report states,

Every $1 spent on direct-to-consumer advertising results in up to a $6 increase in sales. One study demonstrated that every $1,000 spent on direct-to-consumer advertisements resulted in 24 new prescriptions.

Recently, an FDA medical adviser straight up told Yahoo! Finance, “Congress is owned by pharma.”

The point, however, is with numbers that substantial, there is no possible way for mainstream outlets to pretend with a straight face that they do not have a vested interest in how their reporters treat topics like, oh, I dunno, vaccines.

“If nearly $10 billion was spent on advertising, where did the other $20 billion go?” you might ask. Well, dear reader, it went to persuading doctors and other medical professionals (who may or may not get interviewed by media outlets for their “professional” opinion) of “the benefits of prescription drugs”.

The Bottom Line

The establishment figures that sell vaccines and the corporations that produce them act like vaccines are completely risk-free, so even if there’s only a ghost of a chance a vaccine will actually be effective as promoted or promised, then it’s worth it. The problem is, more and more people are realizing that vaccines are not 100 percent safe and without side effects. Those side effects are worth discussing, especially when we’re dealing with vaccines which the CDC has admitted are not as effective as they should be or Merck scientists-turned whistleblowers are litigating over.

The package inserts for vaccines list a wide and sometimes horrifying array of side effects. The MMR Insert, directly off Merck’s own website, says, “M-M-R II has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or potential to impair fertility.”

Ahem. Why not? Doesn’t that seem like an important thing to evaluate??

The government’s no-fault Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has paid out $4 billion to vaccine injured Americans since it was set up in 1986. That’s the same year Congress signed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, which in essence set up a system that does not allow Americans to directly sue vaccine manufacturers for vaccine injuries.

It’s probably not a coincidence that the schedule of vaccines went from seven injections and 24 doses in 1983 before this legislation was passed, to a whopping 51 injections of 70 doses by 2016.

Meanwhile, this is the kind of sentiment being posted on social media about so-called “anti-vaxxers”:

Sigh…

Where do I even begin?

We the People have to be able to talk about vaccines.

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If Truth Be Told: Pregnancy Vaccines Are Not Tested For Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility Proof In Vaccine Package Inserts

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Carcinogenesis: capable of causing cancer(s)
Mutagenesis: capable of causing birth defects
Impairment of Fertility: the ability to interfere with reproduction


What in the world are the dingbats at HHS/CDC/FDA and Big Pharma thinking and implementing in mandating pregnant females receive vaccines which have not been tested for the very horrors pregnant mothers—or anyone else—would want to consider IF they knew the truth about those vaccines?

Below are vaccines pregnant females must receive only relatively recently; the information is taken from vaccine package inserts online. Each vaccine has a Section 13 Nonclinical Toxicology wherein the vaccine manufacturer bold-faced tells the FACT that testing for the vaccine’s capability to cause cancer, birth defects and to interfere with human reproduction HAVE NOT BEEN DONE and, apparently, will never be done, so as to be able to make unknowns a given without legal liability!

Is that science-based medicine?

Is that a fraudulent practice by medicine and pharmacology?

Vaccines Required During Pregnancy

  1. Flu (influenza)

FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT.
GKS 13 NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY 13.1

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential or male infertility in animals. Vaccination of female rats with FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT had no effect on fertility [see Use in Specific Populations (8.1)]. — GlaxoSmithKline [Pg. 16]

  1. Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoidand acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine

GKS Boostrix tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine, adsorbed

13 NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY
13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

BOOSTRIX has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or for impairment of fertility. GlaxoSmithKline [Pg. 16]

Examples of vaccines to avoid during pregnancy include:

Chickenpox (varicella) vaccine
Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine
Shingles (varicella-zoster) vaccine

Source: MayoClinic.org

Merck’s MMR II

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility M-M-R II has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or potential to impair fertility.

Pregnancy Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with M-M-R II. It is also not known whether M-M-R II can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Therefore, the vaccine should not be administered to pregnant females; furthermore, pregnancy should be avoided for 3 months following vaccination (see IN (see INDICATIONS AND USAGE, Non-Pregnant Adolescent and Adult Females and CONTRAINDICATIONS). — Merck [Pg.6]

Institute for Vaccine Safety
http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/package_inserts.htm
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
61 vaccine package insert publications
Lists: Vaccine, Antigen(s), Manufacturers, Latest Version [pkg. insert]

Based upon the above information, why aren’t allopathic medical doctors demanding proof of vaccine safety from CDC/FDA and Big Pharma regarding any vaccines ability to cause cancer(s), birth defects and interfere with fertility?

Where is congressional oversight, or is Congress afraid if they investigated, they’d lose their election campaign funding?

If Big Pharma’s largess didn’t fund much of CDC/FDA [The Biopharmaceutical Industry Provides 75% Of The FDA’s Drug Review Budget. Is This A Problem?], and Congress did not receive Big Pharma lobbyists’ election-cycle donations, would U.S. citizens have a better healthcare—or is it sickness care—system

According to Open Secrets, during the 2016 election cycle, the industry gave over$16 million to 399 members of the House of Representatives, an average of more than $40,000 per member. They also gave more than $7 million to a total of 97 senators, at an average of roughly $75,000.

Source: CitizensForEthics.org

If only truth be told!

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

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Sleepwalking into an Electrosmog Nightmare: More Wireless, Electrify Everything?

By Patricia Burke

If you are awoken every night at 11:45 pm, 2:45 am, and 5:45 am with a startled fight or flight response, urgent thirst, heart arrhythmias, and a feeling that your brain is on fire, you should have the right to know if your sleep disruption is being caused by the Russians, or by wireless transmission and/or dirty power pulsing through the grid. 

In March of 2019, the on-line summit Depression, Anxiety and Dementia offered tools and strategies “for preventing and healing brain diseases including depression, anxiety, dementia, and Alzheimer’s.”[1]  The importance of sleep was one of many lifestyle topics, and one clinician mentioned that he sometimes refers clients for a sleep evaluation, if medically indicated.


SOURCE: Consumer Reports

On March 30, Dr. Joseph Mercola also featured the topic of sleep in his article: “How Sleep Influences Learning, Memory and General Health.”

While nutrition and exercise are vital for your health, without this they will have minimal effects – and your risk of Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease, depression, anxiety and being overweight will soar. Careful not to overlook it.

Statistics vary, but in 2014, The Atlantic reported,

The number of prescriptions for nonbenzodiazepine sedative hypnotics, a group of drugs to which zolpidem belongs, grew 30 times over between 1994 and 2007—that’s five times faster than the growth of insomnia diagnoses over the same period of time, and 21 times faster than the growth of patient complaints of sleeplessness. Somewhere between 50 and 70 million Americans are currently thought to suffer from sleep disorders, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and around 4 percent of adults use prescription medication to get a good night’s rest.[2]

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine reported,

Results show that 4.1 percent of U.S. adults who were at least 20 years new had taken a prescription sleep aid in the past month.  The prevalence of sleeping pill use generally increased with age; the rate was lowest among adults between the ages of 20 and 39 years (1.8%) and highest among adults who were at least 80 years new (7%).  Use of prescription sleep aids also was higher among women (5%) than men (3.1%).

The AASM reports that insomnia is the most common sleep complaint, occurring in up to 50 percent of adults.  Insomnia involves having difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, waking up too early, or waking up feeling unrefreshed, despite an adequate opportunity for sleep. About 10 to 15 percent of adults have insomnia symptoms with distress or daytime impairment.  The risk for insomnia is greater in women and older adults.

For sleep apnea concerns, the patient may be asked to wear a wireless monitor overnight.

But many doctors refer their patients to a specialized medical center for a sleep assessment.

Testing Process

When you are ready to go to bed, the sleep technologist will attach sensors to your body. The sensors, which are glued or taped to you, monitor your body while you sleep. These sensors are painless. Make sure to tell the technologist if you are allergic or sensitive to any adhesives. The sensors measure your:

  • Brain waves
  • Chin muscle activity
  • Heart rate
  • Breathing
  • Oxygen levels
  • Leg movements

SOURCE: SleepEducation.org

A sleep center stay may be a helpful strategy for measuring how well the patient sleeps in a clinical sleep lab setting and for identifying some health conditions.

But we are missing a big part of the equation – the unnatural electromagnetic environment slamming the blood brain barrier and voltage gated channels in the cell walls 24/7/365, including all night long.

The natural environment is being increasingly polluted with electrosmog that may be the direct cause of sleep disturbances, as well as the cause of other adverse health impacts.

Electrical pollution can be caused by the four variables of unnatural electric fields, magnetic fields, microwave radio frequencies, and/or “dirty electricity.”

From a scientific standpoint, what is required is the willingness to monitor both the power quality and the overall state of the electric grid, the radio frequency exposures, and the health indicators in the environment where the patient sleeps, at the same time.

When Ridicule and Prejudice Prevail Over Scientific Inquiry

This assessment of the sleeping environment and symptom complaints could have been adopted as an appropriate response in 2009, when the sudden, acute onset of an adverse neurological health condition[3] corresponded with the installation of wireless smart utility meters in several states, including Texas,[4] Maine,[5] and California,[6] more recently in Pennsylvania,[7] and in other countries worldwide.

The peer-reviewed published study, Self-reporting of symptom development from exposure to radiofrequency fields of wireless smart meters in Victoria, Australia: a case series by F. Lemach determined:

RESULTS:

The most frequently reported symptoms from exposure to smart meters were (1) insomnia, (2) headaches, (3) tinnitus, (4) fatigue, (5) cognitive disturbances, (6) dysesthesias (abnormal sensation), and (7) dizziness. The effects of these symptoms on people’s lives were significant.

CONCLUSIONS:

Review of some key studies, both recent and old (1971), reveals that the participants’ symptoms were the same as those reported by people exposed to radiofrequency fields emitted by devices other than smart meters. Interestingly, the vast majority of Victorian cases did not state that they had been sufferers of electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome (EHS) prior to exposure to the wireless meters, which points to the possibility that smart meters may have unique characteristics that lower people’s threshold for symptom development.

SOURCE: PubMed

The industry and its economic partners instead ridiculed and dismissed reports of harm, initially implying that patients had a mental illness, and then crafting a more carefully worded response that it was obvious that customers had problems, but that there was no evidence that the symptoms were linked to the meters.

Despite societal progress regarding the “Me Too,” LGBTQ, and racial fronts – ridicule, marginalization, minimization, and overrunning of the rights of the “tin foil hat brigade” and those with other chronic environmentally-induced health conditions (MCS) is the most deeply institutionalized, socially acceptable, and enduring form of prejudice and lack of accommodation in the mass culture.

This is not a scientific challenge, but rather a lack of willingness on the part of the industry and its regulators and related economic interests.  There is no biologically-based paradigm in place to perform pre-market safety testing for current juxtapositions of wireless devices and infrastructure. The burden for proof of harm has been shifted to the lay population, because the regulatory paradigm has failed.

This issue of inadequate testing, regulation, and oversight is permeating not only the wireless industry, but also running rampant with agencies ranging from the FCC to the FAA to the CDC.

However, societal awareness of the wrongdoings of chemical companies and fossil fuel companies is increasing, while recognition of the risks of the wireless paradigm has not yet reached critical mass. In fact, things are getting worse. Faster more ubiquitous wireless coverage is being promoted as progress and the cure to all societal ills. Rather than requiring the industry to provide evidence of safety, regulators dismiss reports of harm, stating that the scientific evidence was lacking, thereby shifting the burden of proof of harm to those injured.

The Emergence of Citizen Science

In the absence of both industry and independent research, many citizens are working to raise awareness. As an example of citizen science, videos of Warren Woodward demonstrate that the human heart is directly impacted by wireless smart utility meters:



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A Smart Strategy Would Be to Stop Ignoring Early Warnings

In testimony in Arizona, Dr. Sam Milham stated,

“Dirty electricity” or “dirty power” are terms coined by the electric utilities to describe the electrical pollution consisting of high frequency voltage transients and harmonics riding along on the 50 or 60 Hz wave form and contaminating the electricity delivered to users. …

The APS “smart” meters are electronic devices which replaced the old electromechanical analog meters used to measure electric power consumption for billing purposes.  The smart meters have circuitry to measure power consumption and a microwave transmitter to send this information to the utility.  The health effects of microwave exposures are well known.  All transmitters, including the microwave transmitters in smart meters, operate on direct current (DC).  The APS smart meters contain a switching mode power supply (SMPS) which changes the utility 60 Hz alternating current to DC. …

Because it is at the front end of a building’s wiring, the dirty electricity from the smart meter’s SMPS has a gateway into that building’s wiring, and also into the earth via the house ground.  The house wiring acts as an antenna and the fields capacitively couple to the body through the air within 6 to 8 feet of the house wiring or extension cords plugged into the outlets. …

I believe that our evolutionary balance, developed over the millennia, has been severely disturbed and disrupted by man-made EMFs.  I believe that man-made EMFs, especially dirty electricity, are chronic stressors and are responsible for many of the disease patterns of electrified populations. …

It is my professional opinion that smart meters are a public health hazard.

SOURCE: SmartGridAwareness.org

Regarding dirty power, author Steven McGee states, “Harmonics are the cancer of the electrical system.”

In this video, Dr. Mercola interviewed Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt.

Natural health expert and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt on the dangers of electromagnetic fields and how chronic exposure is contributing to the high rates of chronic disease today.

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Dr. Klinghardt compared the maternal sleeping environment during pregnancy for both autistic and non-autistic children, and discovered that there was a 20-to-1 higher exposure of incoming cellphone radiation and low frequency EMF from the household wiring in the homes of the autistic children.

In a 2017 presentation, Peter Sullivan discussed the recovery of his sons from autism by lowering the burden of electrosmog.

This presentation includes Peter’s personal story of helping his two boys recover from autism and restoring his own health. It also includes key concepts for understanding autism as a state of overload from multiple factors (total load theory) and how wireless radiation and EMF (electromagnetic fields) fit into that framework.  Additionally, Peter will explain what you can do to immediately reduce your child’s exposure to wireless radiation and EMF and how to be more resilient to its effects. Finally, Peter will discuss the role of fight or flight mode in the context of EMF and detox, as well as other emerging solutions to reduce wireless and EMF exposure.

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History Repeats Itself; Wireless Replaces Asbestos in Homes, Schools and Businesses?

Instead of heeding the emerging issues of electrosmog, schools are installing industrial-scale Wi-Fi, cities are installing high intensity LED lighting, and corporations are building “smart” houses.

Amazon is currently partnering with Lennar, the nation’s largest home builder, to mass produce homes with built-in WiFi. These smart homes will be entirely cloud-based and rely on fifth generation wireless technology, giving homeowners various wireless conveniences. This partnership will drive up the demand for hundreds of thousands of new cell phone towers, welcoming a new era of EMF radiation across the country. The Amazon smart homes will be voice controlled by Amazon Alexa and incorporate whole-home automation provided by Samsung Smart Things. The partnership also includes contracts for Honeywell, Ring, Baldwin, Ruckus, and Sonus. These smart homes will include refrigerators that can detect when food is low and automatically order more groceries online. These smart homes will include thermostats that can autonomously adjust the temperature of each room to save energy. Doorbells will be able to detect the presence of a person outside and ring in response.

SOURCE: Health.News

Politico reported April 2 “How a Medical Mystery Tilted the 1992 Election in Bill Clinton’s Favor. — In 1989, Barbara Bush was diagnosed with Graves’ disease. Then, two years later, George H.W. Bush came down with it—just in time for his re-election campaign.”[8]

The oddity of both Barbara and George Bush being diagnosed with the same noncontagious disease while at the White House posed a medical mystery that was never authoritatively settled. The fact that both were under stress, perhaps coupled with a genetic predisposition for the disease, was the least conspiratorial medical explanation. Their son Marvin’s diagnosis in 1985 of ulcerative colitis was another indication of a possible genetic predisposition for autoimmune disorders in the family.

Still, some wondered if there had been an environmental trigger at the White House or in the vice president’s residence, where they had lived for eight years. Or perhaps some aftereffect, innocent or nefarious, from their time in Beijing, where Bush served as the top U.S. diplomat for more than a year. Barbara Bush told me there were “all sorts of rumors about the Russians looking down on us.” The Soviet Embassy was less than a mile from the vice president’s residence, and built on higher ground. Had the Soviets been up to no good?

The water, the plumbing, the paint were tested; nothing notable was found. But there was never a full-fledged investigation into what might have contributed to both Bushes developing the same autoimmune disorder, and within 15 months of each other, not to mention Millie’s ailment.

Barbara Bush told me she was inclined to see it as just one of those weird coincidences in life. At the time, she reported that George W. Bush jokingly had called to say she “could end all the talk if his dad and I would just stop drinking out of Millie’s bowl.[9]

There has been a staggering increase in chronic illnesses, across all age spans, in the United States.  Researchers from Emory University found more than half of Americans are living with at least one chronic illness, a substance abuse problem or a mental health condition.[10]

Why is the U.S. not investigating reported harm if the Russians are suspect?

If you are awoken every night at 11:45 pm, 2:45 am, and 5:45 am with a startled fight or flight response, urgent thirst, heart arrhythmias, and a feeling that your brain is on fire, you should have the right to know if your sleep disruption is being caused by the Russians, or by wireless transmission and/or dirty power pulsing through the grid.

You have the right to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease, depression, anxiety and being overweight.  Expectant parents have the right to access to a sleeping environment that does not increase the risk of autism. All of society has the right to sleep in an environment that allows for preventing and healing brain diseases including depression, anxiety, dementia, and Alzheimer’s.

The process begins by addressing the ADA and HUD concerns now of those in need of accommodation, and cost factoring the health care burden into liability for the wireless paradigm. Any legislation that proposes to override community rights[11] or to shield industries from liability,[12] including the Telecom Act of 1996, is unscientific, immoral, and insane.

It is not rocket science. Its just more of the same unthinking, health-and-environment-destroying entitlement.  We can stop this.

SOURCE: EMF SAFETY NETWORK

Notes:

[1] https://depressionanxietyseries.com/
[2] https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/08/americans-are-getting-worse-at-taking-sleeping-pills/375935/
[3] https://smartgridawareness.org/rf-health-effects/electromagnetic-hypersensitivity-ehs/
[4] http://www.austinsmartmeters.com/
[5] http://www.mainecoalitiontostopsmartmeters.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Exhibit-10-Smart-Meter-Health-Effects-Report-Survey2.pdf, https://smartgridawareness.org/2014/05/14/urgent-need-for-smart-meter-safety-legislation/
[6] http://emfsafetynetwork.org/smart-meters/smart-meter-health-complaints/
[7] https://smartgridawareness.org/2016/10/02/health-risks-associated-with-smart-meter-wireless-emissions/
[8] https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/04/01/barbara-bush-book-george-h-w-bush-bill-clinton-1992-election-graves-disease-226337
[9] Excerpted from THE MATRIARCH: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty by Susan Page
[10] https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/11/30/expensive-us-health-care.aspx
[11] https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/10/fcc-5g-wireless-broadband-regulations-city-government/571921/
[12] http://scientists4wiredtech.com/legislation/2018-radiofrequency-radiation-site-safety-information-act/

Patricia Burke works with activists across the country and internationally calling for new biologically-based microwave radio frequency exposure limits. She is based in Massachusetts and can be reached at [email protected].

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Signed by the Governor: Arkansas Decriminalizes CBD Despite Ongoing Federal Prohibition

By Mike Maharrey

Last week, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill into law that decriminalizes hemp-derived cannabidiol. This will not only open up markets in Arkansas, but it is also a crucial step given the FDA’s continued regulation of CBD.

Rep. Justin Boyd (R-Fort Smith) introduced House Bill 1518 (HB1518) on Feb. 19. The new law removes hemp-derived cannabidiol that is not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for marketing as medication from the state’s list of controlled substances. This effectively removes all criminal and civil penalties for possessing hemp-derived CBD products in Arkansas.

HB1518 passed the House by a 91-1 vote and was approved by the Senate 32-2. With Gov. Hutchinson’s signature, the law goes into effect 90 days after the legislature adjourns.

Passage of HB1518 ensures the state will not regulate CBD and CBD products. This is crucial because despite removing the plant from the list of controlled substances late last year, the federal government still bans the sale of CBD products under FDA rules.

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2018 Farm Bill and CBD

With the passage of the farm bill, the federal government now treats industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity instead of a controlled substance. While the DEA will no longer have the authority to regulate hemp, the provisions of the farm bill have no bearing on FDA rules and regulations regarding CBD. In fact, a section in the farm bill makes this explicit.

Section 297D, paragraph (c)(1) “Regulations and Guidelines; Effect on Other Law” states “nothing in this subtitle shall affect or modify the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.”

Practically speaking, the passage of the farm bill does not mean CBD will now be federally-legal in all 50 states, as some hemp supporters claim. In fact, the FDA still maintains a strict prohibition on the sale of CBD in the U.S.

To date, the FDA has only approved one medication with cannabidiol as an active ingredient – Epidiolex for the treatment of seizures. But the FDA classifies CBD as “a drug for which substantial clinical investigations have been instituted.” Under federal law, that designation means the FDA maintains full control over the substance and it cannot be marketed as a “dietary supplement.” The agency maintains that the sale of CBD or any food products containing the substance is illegal.

To date, the agency hasn’t changed its position on CBD. In a recent congressional hearing, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he understands that Congress wants a pathway to CBD availability, but said “it is not a straightforward issue” due to the fact that the agency has approved CBD for treatment of epilepsy and it is ““subject of substantial clinical investigation.” Both of these factors prohibit CBD from being sold as a “health supplement” and from being added to food.

Gottlieb said, “the law does allow us to go through a regulatory process and go through a notice and comment rule-making to establish a framework to allow it to be put into the food supply.” He said the first step would be a public meeting “sometime in April”

In effect, the agency can continue to enforce these same rules even with the passage of the 2018 farm bill. While farmers can now legally grow hemp for commercial purposes, including the production of fiber, biofuel, building products, paper, clothes and even food products that don’t contain CBD, the sale of cannabinol or food products containing CBD remain federally-illegal, as it has been all along, unless the FDA changes its policy or Congress passes legislation specifically legalizing CBD.

IN EFFECT

With the passage of HB1518, Arkansas will not interfere with the sale of CBD products regardless of continued federal prohibition. And without state cooperation, the FDA will likely have trouble regulating it in Arkansas.

Despite past and ongoing federal prohibition, CBD is everywhere. A New York Times article asserted that “with CBD popping up in nearly everything — bath bombs, ice cream, dog treats — it is hard to overstate the speed at which CBD has moved from the Burning Man margins to the cultural center.”

This was happening when both the DEA and FDA prohibited CBD. It will undoubtedly continue as long as market demand remains and states don’t interfere. The FDA can’t effectively enforce prohibition without the assistance of state and local officials.

According to the FDA, the agency prioritizes enforcement based on a number of factors, including “agency resources and the threat to public health. FDA also may consult with its federal and state partners in making decisions about whether to initiate a federal enforcement action.”

Even with both the FDA and DEA theoretically enforcing federal laws and regulations banning CBD, state and local action have already nullified federal prohibition in practice and effect. There’s no reason to think that won’t continue as long as states maintain the same stance on CBD as they did under the 2014 farm bill. Simply put, the federal government lacks the personnel and resources to crack down on CBD – even if the FDA wants to.

Michael Maharrey [send him email] is the Communications Director for the Tenth Amendment Center, where this article first appeared. He proudly resides in the original home of the Principles of ’98 – Kentucky. See his blog archive here and his article archive here. He is the author of the book, Our Last Hope: Rediscovering the Lost Path to Liberty. You can visit his personal website at MichaelMaharrey.com and like him on Facebook HERE

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The Cornucopia Institute Issued A Guide To Organic Certifiers: Information Consumers Ought To Know

By Catherine J. Frompovich

In March 2019, The Cornucopia Institute produced a 22-page online report “The Gatekeepers of Organic Integrity.”

On page 5, they discuss “hydroponics” as being incompatible with organic principles. Then, on page 7 “Container Hydroponics” is discussed along with the certifiers allowing them. Livestock management projects are covered starting at page 9 through 15. Certifiers and imported goods are covered on page 16. Personally, I find the report’s Conclusion somewhat inconclusive, pardon my saying.

Here is where consumers will find a “Guide to Domestic USDA Accredited Certifiers.”

March 14, 2019, Cornucopia issued a press release wherein this appeared:

[….] the USDA’s poor oversight of federally accredited third-party certifiers has paved the way for illegal output from “factory farms” that now dominate the $50 billion organic market basket.

[….]

“You can run but you can’t hide,” said Kastel. “Congress intended this to be a transparent process and we aim to shed sunlight on the cozy relationship between organic scofflaws and the certifiers they are paying.

The graphic below is taken from Cornucopia’s online report.

The Cornucopia Institute does an excellent job of keeping tabs on the organic food growing industry for which I, for one, am truly grateful. They are at the forefront of making certain the “organic” label means what it says.

Congratulations and kudos to The Cornucopia Institute, and thank you for what you do.

Image credit: Pixabay

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

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Los Angeles County Issues Moratorium on Monsanto’s Roundup and Glyphosate-Containing Herbicides

By Alex Pietrowski

The end is near for the toxic herbicide glyphosate, which is being banned in major cities in the U.S. and in many countries in the world. After two recent court trials, Monsanto’s flagship product Roundup has been legally determined to be carcinogenic, leading to the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in defendants of the separate cases.

The herbicide is the most used agrochemical in the world; but after the two recent court rulings, there are literally thousands of other cases which threaten to cost Bayer AG, now owner of Monsanto, billions of dollars in future liabilities. In light of these developments, organizations, such as cities, towns and universities, are having to take action and stop using all grounds keeping products containing glyphosate.

This week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted on a motion presented by Supervisor Kathryn Barger calling for a county-wide moratorium on glyphosate.

“I am asking county departments to stop the use of this herbicide until public health and environmental professionals can determine if it’s safe for further use in L.A. County and explore alternative methods for vegetation management.” ~Kathryn Barger

The motion was co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl who cited a ‘growing body of scientific study,’ raising legitimate questions about the safety of the herbicide.

In a 2015 study led by 17 experts from 11 countries, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer concluded that glyphosate should be classified as ‘probably carcinogenic to humans,’” Kuehl said. “That conclusion makes it imperative that we question any long-term use of this controversial herbicide, and that’s exactly what this motion calls for. [Source]

While this is certainly great news for area residents and all other living things that inhabit this space, the city is following a growing larger trend of ditching glyphosate, which is good news for the world.  The City of Miami was the most recent metroplex to take action, banning glyphosate earlier this month. Costco is the first major big box retailer to signal a possible move toward removing these products from their shelves nationwide.

Glyphosate is also heavily contaminating our food supply. Municipal and county bans are huge step in the right direction, but we desperately need to see a shift away from these products by the agricultural sector. This represents a unique challenge, as genetically engineered crops are designed to be dependent on the heavy application of glyphosate in order for many crops to even produce food. Farmers simply cannot stop using the product without costly replacement.

This type of crisis was always built into Monsanto’s business model, making the move away from this toxic chemical a long and expensive process that will certainly lead to many more cases of cancer, death, and environmental ruin.


Read more articles by Alex Pietrowski

Alex Pietrowski is an artist and writer concerned with preserving good health and the basic freedom to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com. Alex is an avid student of Yoga and life.

This article (Los Angeles County Issues Moratorium on Monsanto’s Roundup and Glyphosate Containing Herbicides) originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Alex Pietrowski and WakingTimes.com

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IF Truth Be Told About Vaccines! Risk Of SEIZURES After MMR & DTP Vaccinations Exist Per CDC Vaccine Safety Datalink Working Group

By Catherine J. Frompovich

How dare they?

What colossal nerve?

Their own published study PROVED the risk(s) for seizures exist after MMR and DTP vaccinations, but they did not make that life-altering event a mandatory “informed consent” item MDs and all vaccine pushers must disclose to parents, plus all intended MMR and DPT vaccinees—whatever their age would be! Adults now have to be concerned about that as a health issue with the mandatory Adult Vaccination Protocol CDC/FDA want to implement!

Nine members of the CDC Vaccine Safety Datalink Working Group – along with 10 other healthcare professionals, i.e., PhDs, MDs and MPHs degrees – confirm there are risks of seizures after the MMR and DTP vaccines, and the CDC/FDA do nothing except concoct lies!

Here is “Secret CDC Verstraeten study shows neurological developmental disorders with mercury in vaccines.”

Is the above paper the original 1999 Verstraeten study that needed to be sanitized, revised and reworked, because it found health issues after MMR and DPT vaccinations, as was discussed at a secret gathering of 52 Pharma, CDC/FDA and WHO officials, who met at the Simpsonwood Conference Center in Georgia in June [7-8] of 2000, to collude in secret to determine how to do “damage control” and create a plausible solution to an apparent vaccine adverse reaction or contraindication: the MMR and DTP vaccines can and do cause seizures.

Wasn’t Dr. Verstraeten tasked by the Simpsonwood meeting consensus to rework his study? and, oh boy, didn’t he!

By the way, here’s the transcript – all 286 pages – for that Simpsonwood meeting; note what various MDs had to say about the original findings, and yet they still believe the consensus science and even promote it.

Is this Verstraeten’s reworked paper?

Is this the vaccinology ‘science’ paper which, apparently, set the tarnished ‘gold standard’ for corrupting all vaccine data studies henceforth?

August 30, 2001

“The Risk of Seizures after Receipt of Whole-Cell Pertussis or Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine”

William E. Barlow, Ph.D., Robert L. Davis, M.D., M.P.H., John W. Glasser, Ph.D., M.P.H., Phillip H. Rhodes, Ph.D., Robert S. Thompson, M.D., John P. Mullooly, Ph.D., Steven B. Black, M.D., Henry R. Shinefield, M.D., Joel I. Ward, M.D., S. Michael Marcy, M.D., AND Frank DeStefano, M.D., Virginia Immanuel, M.P.H., John A. Pearson, M.D., Constance M. Vadheim, Ph.D., Viviana Rebolledo, B.S., Dimitri Christakis, M.D., M.P.H., Patti J. Benson, M.P.H., Ned Lewis, M.P.H., and Robert T. Chen, M.D.et al., for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccine Safety Datalink Working Group

This cohort study was conducted at four large health maintenance organizations and included reviews of the medical records of children with seizures. We calculated the relative risks of febrile and nonfebrile seizures among 679,942 children after 340,386 vaccinations with DTP vaccine, 137,457 vaccinations with MMR vaccine, or no recent vaccination. Children who had febrile seizures after vaccination were followed to identify the risk of subsequent seizures and other neurologic disabilities.

Results

Receipt of DTP vaccine was associated with an increased risk of febrile seizures only on the day of vaccination (adjusted relative risk, 5.70; 95 percent confidence interval, 1.98 to 16.42). Receipt of MMR vaccine was associated with an increased risk of febrile seizures 8 to 14 days after vaccination (relative risk, 2.83; 95 percent confidence interval, 1.44 to 5.55). Neither vaccination was associated with an increased risk of nonfebrile seizures. The number of febrile seizures attributable to the administration of DTP and MMR vaccines was estimated to be 6 to 9 and 25 to 34 per 100,000 children, respectively. As compared with other children with febrile seizures that were not associated with vaccination, the children who had febrile seizures after vaccination were not found to be at higher risk for subsequent seizures or neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Conclusions

There are significantly elevated risks of febrile seizures after receipt of DTP vaccine or MMR vaccine, but these risks do not appear to be associated with any long-term, adverse consequences.

[Note those infamous “wiggle-room” words: “do not appear to be associated with,” which is NOT scientific proof; it’s consensus science, for which CDC/FDA must be held accountable in misleading health consumers.]

Publications from that sad day forward in peer-review studies, successfully have been hoodwinking consumers regarding health issues; numerous disciplines, and even politics, seemingly have followed a structured corporate “damage control” line. How come?

A current and parallel unfortunate happening is the recent Ethiopian 737 airline crash killing 157 on board, following another similar incident, i.e., Lion Air flight 610, October 29, 2018. Why were those planes allowed to fly? Why was the USA the last to issue a no fly directive? Shouldn’t we have been the first?

It seems as if corporations are in business to:

  • Be part of the New World Order control mechanism, or
  • Become giant money-making behemoths who, then, can flex their fiscal muscles in lobbying Congress to get their corporate policies/cultures/marketing dreams ensconced in statutory law.

Currently, consumers globally are held ‘captives’ by corporations!

A perfect example is what’s going on within Big Pharma pharmaceutical pricing politics; the microwave tech industry pushing 5G and possible 6G without safety studies performed relating to human health and the environment; the implementation of the Internet of Things, and Transhumanism.

Here’s a question, which needs to be asked, I think: Is there any similarity between how corporations act and the original definition of “fascism” as designated by its founder Benito Mussolini?

However, it seems the definition of fascism, though, is being redefined as conservative value politics—as are most cultural memes—in the current climate of “political correctness.” Furthermore, I’d go as far as to say that we have no one to thank for that except the totally dysfunctional U.S. Congresses, who sold out their oversight rights to corporate lobbyists ever since the passage of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986 (42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to 300aa-34) was signed into law by United States President Ronald Reagan as part of a larger health bill on Nov 14, 1986.” (Wikipedia)

To correct things, that 1986 “get out of jail free card” for vaccine makers has to be rescinded!

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

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FDA Approves Controversial GMO Salmon For Import

The United States Food and Drug Administration has decided that their previous ban on genetically modified salmon can be lifted.  In 2016, Congress said the salmon could not be sold in the United States until the FDA finalized labeling guidelines to inform consumers the product was genetically engineered. That’s when the FDA implemented the import alert.

But all that has changed now. In 2015, the FDA deemed the AquaAdvantage Salmon safe, marking the first U.S. approval of a genetically engineered animal intended for food.  But the 2016 import alert prevented the salmon from being sold in the U.S…until now.

According to CNN,  Congress passed a law directing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to set a national mandatory standard for disclosing bioengineered foods. That standard was issued last December.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said because of the 2016 law and the USDA’s new standard, the FDA “no longer has the authority to issue labeling guidance,” CNN reported. “However, the FDA believes this Congressional mandate has been satisfied by the USDA’s issuance of final regulations implementing that law in late 2018 because the law and regulations require that human food containing GE [genetically engineered] salmon bear labeling indicating that it is bioengineered,” Gottlieb said in a statement.

This will allow for the importation of genetically modified salmon eggs into the U.S. to be raised for human consumption.

For some, GMO, when used for food, is a blessing.  The ability to feed many more people than possible with strictly organically raised animals. Many feel that in order to sustain the constantly burgeoning population, GMO foods are a necessity. But for others, the health risks and long term unknown consequences are a curse.

Many claim GMO foods are safe; however, most of the research used to claim that GMOs are safe has been performed by biotechnology companies – those who stand to profit from proclaiming GMOs as “safe.” Still, “several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with genetically modified (GM) food (AAEM 2009),” including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system.

Will you be trying some GMO salmon?

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