See more and read transcript at http://www.eraofwisdom.org/13-corporations-big-pharma-history-crimes-products/
Some value money more than people, more than life itself. After the 32:21 point in the video, keep your “pause” finger handy, because there is a lot of very enlightening information. Tom Wheeler “Daddy Stern Voice” of the FCC is another example of the “revolving door” between corporations and government, a method by which foxes are assigned to guard hen houses.
Video: In a public meeting at FCC headquarters on July 14, the agency which once served the people instead acted like tyrannical thugs, in an escalating series of remarkable events.
Devon G. Peña, PhD, an anthropologist at the University of Washington Seattle and an expert in indigenous agriculture, posted a comment to the new campaign’s website in which he called the laureates’ letter “shameful”. He noted that the signatories were:
“…mostly white men of privilege with little background in risk science, few with a background in toxicology studies, and certainly none with knowledge of the indigenous agroecological alternatives. All of you should be stripped of your Nobels.”
Mainstream medicine’s permissive attitude towards smoking in the face of overwhelming evidence can be an object lesson for contemporary medical collusion with the food industry.
If the balance of scientific evidence favors plant-based eating, why isn’t the medical profession at the forefront of encouraging people to eat healthier? That’s the question this video tries to answer. Looking back to smoking in the 1950s, you can see how all of society, the government, and the medical profession itself could be in favor of habits that decades of science had already overwhelmingly condemned as harmful.
More on the influence industry can have on food policy:
- The McGovern Report
- Seeing Red No. 3: Coloring to Dye For
- Who Determines if Food Additives are Safe?
- Salmonella in Chicken & Turkey: Deadly But Not Illegal
- Collaboration with the New Vectors of Disease
- Taxpayer Subsidies for Unhealthy Foods Big
- Sugar Takes on the World Health Organization
- Food Industry Funded Research Bias
- Big Food Using the Tobacco Industry Playbook
- The Healthy Food Movement: Strength in Unity
Video, live links for the list above, and more info at American Medical Association Complicity with Big Tobacco | NutritionFacts.org
Monsanto tells the public it is not their job to ensure safety of their products; it is the job of the FDA. The FDA tells the public it is not their job to ensure safety; it is the job of the food producer. Patricia says it’s your job to ensure the care and feeding of your body… and mind.
If you put low-lead gas into a car that requires diesel fuel, it will not run well – and if you put diesel fuel into a car that requires low-lead gas, it will not run well. If you put sugar in your tank, it will destroy your engine. Try running it on grains and other plants sprayed with glyphosate, the deadly ingredient in Roundup.
Please watch what you put into your mouth very carefully, because if you put commercially (as opposed to organically) grown foods into your mouth, you might just be taking your life into your own hands. If your body is less than radiantly healthy, you might want to check what is going into it. And what is the rational response when one discovers s/he is being poisoned by industrial foods?… to stop patronizing the criminal organizations that are poisoning the world’s farms. Don’t buy it; don’t eat it. You owe it to yourself… and you’ll save when you don’t have to buy pharmaceutical drugs to “cure” whatever it is that ails you, which was caused by .
Grow a garden… without chemicals. Just soak the soil, put a seed down, cover it with a little soil, keep watered until it sprouts and then water gently after that. Things grow! Nature is not stupid. It’s been doing quite well for thousands of years without chemicals that require hazmat suits. The yield on organic farms is no less than that on farms sprayed with chemicals. We’ve been had, folks. Let’s turn it around. In WWII, everyone had a “Victory Garden”. Let us now declare our victory over a food system that has made us sick. And now to Jon Rappoport’s article on “our friend”, the Food and Drug Administration.
The use of the term “FDA” should be the trigger for immediate investigation, whenever it appears. For example, “The FDA has ruled (name of drug) is safe and effective.”…
July 26, 2000, Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Barbara Starfield, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, “Is US health really the best in the world?”: Medical drugs kill 106,000 Americans per year. That’s a million killings per decade.
Every one of the killer drugs is certified as safe and effective by the FDA, the Agency tasked with protecting the health of the American people.
Example: Vioxx was approved for use by the FDA on May 20, 1999. Eventually, it caused 88,000-140,000 cases of heart disease. Conservative death-toll number? 60,000. (An estimated 58,000 American troops died during the Vietnam War.)…
In a stunning interview with Truthout’s Martha Rosenberg, former FDA drug reviewer, Ronald Kavanagh, exposed the FDA as a relentless criminal mafia protecting its client, Big Pharma, with a host of mob strategies (“Former FDA Reviewer Speaks Out About Intimidation, Retaliation and Marginalizing of Safety,” 7/29/2012).
Read much more at Use of term “FDA” should always trigger a warning « Jon Rappoport’s Blog. Other good reads are: Ralph Nader and James Turner’s The Chemical Feast and Seeds of Deception by Jeffrey Smith.
Once upon a time, all salt was “full spectrum” salt – simple, sun-dried seawater – moist and faintly colored. It was put in tiny little bowls at dinner tables everywhere and dinner guests scooped it up with tiny little spoons and attempted to gracefully distribute it evenly over their food. But since it was moist and clumpy, it usually fell in a lump in one spot, rather than scatter like a dust over the food. However the advantage of “full spectrum” salt was that it retained (and still contains) all the minerals present in seawater – thus supporting healthy human blood plasma and bodily functions – and that is what this article is about.. “full spectrum” salt as medicine.
Shortly after the turn of the 20th Century, someone discovered that glacier-scrubbed,sparkly, clean, white, free-flowing sodium chloride plus a little bit of magnesium chloride – devoid of those “troublesome” sticky minerals, could be poured from cute little bottles they dubbed “salt shakers” – even when it was rainy outside – “WOW!” This “new, improved salt” was a novelty. It became all the rage. Salt that poured freely – even in damp weather – was a boon to hostesses previously embarrassed by clumpy, lumpy, dumpy, damp salt. Unfortunately, after several years, an embarrassing lumpy-throat goiter epidemic was born – especially in Chicago, the town where the white sparkly salt was born. Oh dear! What went wrong? What to do?
Government health agencies determined that the goiters were a result of iodine deficiency and they asked the manufacturer of white, sparkly, free-flowing table salt (you know who) to add iodine to the white table salt as a public service (not that the white, sparkly, free-flowing table salt product had anything to do with causing the epidemic, you know).
The company complied and still brags on its website that it adds iodine to its product – for the public good. That move surely helped to save its reputation and sales. Plus, preventing goiters was good for business. It might have prevented a gazillion lawsuits too, since it was the high society mavens who first began using this magical white substance in place of the “oh, so old-fashionedy” seawater salt and high society mavens have the financial clout to take companies that have embarrassed them to court.
It’s hard to ignore a symptom as visible – “in your face” or, rather “in your throat” – as a goiter. A distorted body part is an indicator that something is seriously wrong. And although that one problem was corrected by adding iodine to white salt, mineral deficiency is a subtle thing that takes a long time to show up. Makes one wonder what more subtle symptoms could an iodine deficiency cause? IQ lowering, for instance?…
The level of iodine nutrition plays a crucial role in the intellectual development of children. The intelligence damage of children exposed to severe ID was profound, demonstrated by 12.45 IQ points loss and they recovered 8.7 IQ points with iodine supplementation or IS before and during pregnancy. Iodine supplementation before and during pregnancy to women living in severe ID areas could prevent their children from intelligence deficit. This effect becomes evident in children born 3.5 years after the iodine supplementation program was introduced. (From The effects of iodine on intelligence in children: a meta-analysis of studies conducted in China)
And then there is fluorine, which is known to lower IQ points in children.
A recent report from the U.S. National Research Council (NRC 2006)2 concluded that adverse effects of high fluoride concentrations in drinking water may be of concern and that additional research is warranted. Fluoride may cause neurotoxicity in laboratory animals, including effects on learning and memory… (From http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/08/14/fluoride-effects-in-children.aspx)
That begs the question, are iodine and fluorine related? Yes! They’re in the same family in the periodic table of elements – fluorine, iodine, chlorine and bromine. Populations with artificially “enriched” fluoridated water supplies apparently see a decrease in IQs similar to iodine deficiency. Why is that? Fluorine displaces iodine in the body… you see? And although in this article “Iodine Protects Against Fluoride Toxicity”, Dr. Sircus discusses there is a balance. You don’t want to overdose on iodine or fluorine, as a little bit too much iodine can also have untoward effects. Sodium fluoride, in fact, is used as rat poison; what on earth are we doing putting it in our water supply?
Our best bet is to our children with “full-spectrum” salt. In addition, bright red, dark blue and deep purple fruits and vegetables contain iodine in an easy-to-assimilate form. Do not wait to switch until you run out of table salt – keep it for future winters when you need to de-ice your walkway.
Can you imagine how all our bodily functions might improve if we simply trusted nature and cooperated with it – if we used “full spectrum” salt? I use celtic salt. I find mine in “health food” stores.
Yet I wonder what other mineral-deficiencies cause other dis-eases? Do we have to continue to fly by the seat of our pants and discover problem after problem, restoring nutrient after nutrient, year after year? Or can we simply wake up, wise up and start eating simple, nutritious, delicious foods in their natural forms?
Back in the early 1900s, apparently neither the government nor the public nor the salt company realized that all the minerals in “full spectrum” salt were to required for us to function optimally. But through the years it has become painfully obvious that many of our so-called “modern diseases” are caused by simple mineral deficiencies. Supplements are expensive and can be as problematic as pharmaceutical drugs…
Lithium, for instance, is used as a pharmaceutical drug to treat “bipolar disorder” (once called “manic depression”). Yet you can’t just take a big dose of lithium to fix your condition. You have to be very careful not to overdose on lithium, as it is needed, even when deficient, in the tiniest amounts. And lithium is a naturally occurring mineral available from seawater – where it occurs at the proper dose to support our bodily fluids. In times past when all salt was simply evaporated saltwater, everyone would have ingested micro-doses or nano-doses of lithium on a daily basis and few, if any, would suffer from bipolar disorder.
How many diseases could have been prevented or can be remedied by a simple switch from pretty, sparkly, white, devoid-of-important-minerals salt to health-preserving, naturally-dried seawater? Is white salt just another in a long list of deficient substances, like white flour and white sugar, which were once reserved for the rich and powerful that are now cheap, readily available and consumed only by the poor and ill-informed? White bread was once a status symbol; now it is now shunned by the well-educated and well-informed (those who use semicolons correctly, for instance).
In short, is it possible that all the minerals in seawater are essential for both mental and physical health – and that sun-dried (not kiln-dried) salt from seawater provides us the micro-dosage we can safely assimilate for optimal functioning? Could it be possible that “full spectrum” salt is a simple fix for many of the most mysterious health problems? Could good health be that simple? Is nature that kind? The body is an amazingly resilient machine and can self-correct once it is provided with all the factors it requires to function correctly. But you want to guard against sudden large doses of any mineral, for the balance of minerals is extremely important.
Did you know there are companies that evaporate seawater and separate it into its individual components – and then sell it to supplement manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies to make drugs that target various and sundry diseases – all of which might have been prevented if we had humbly used evaporated seawater – “full spectrum” salt – in the first place.
After the valuable minerals have been removed from the seawater, the mining (chemical) companies sell the worthless, leftover dregs (sodium chloride) to us, to use on our dinner tables, to food manufacturers as seasoning and preservative, to local governments for de-icing the streets during winter snows, to leather companies for tanning hides… and so on. We put the “white salt”, the dregs, in and on our food and wonder why we and our children are deficient in energy, mental clarity and overall health.
Once upon a future time, after all our tinkering and all its resultant misery, we may begin to recognize that Mother Nature was right about health after all… and it wasn’t that complicated.
Well, back to inspiration for this post… an article about the importance of magnesium when dealing with stress, violent tendencies and depression. It is being found that natural food substances are often more effective in healing grievous ailments than expensive, side-effect-ridden pharmaceutical drugs. After you read this article about magnesium, see Traditional Food Puts Chemotherapy To Shame, New Study Reveals. A lot of needless suffering could end soon if we listen to Hippocrates, father of modern medicine:
Let food be your medicine… and medicine your food.
In February of 2006 the New York Times reported that, “While violent crime has been at historic lows nationwide and in cities like New York, Miami and Los Angeles, it is rising sharply in many other places across the country. And while such crime in the recent past was characterized by battles over gangs and […]
SCIENCE LIE #1: Weed killer is safe to eat
TRUTH: Glyphosate weed killer causes cancer, infertility, kidney damage and birth defects. And it’s found in instant oatmeal!
SCIENCE LIE #2: Statin drugs are good for you
TRUTH: Statins destroy brain function and cause dementia and memory loss. They also cause muscle fatigue and crippling weakness.
SCIENCE LIE #3: Food and nutrients cannot treat, cure or prevent any disease
TRUTH: Many foods contain powerful anti-cancer medicines that can destroy tumors far better than chemotherapy. Try turmeric!
SCIENCE LIE #4: Biosolids are “organic fertilizers” that are safe to use on home gardens.
TRUTH: Biosolids are actually recycled human sewage and industrial waste from cities. They’re extremely toxic and loaded with heavy metals, industrial chemicals and prescription drugs.
SCIENCE LIE #5: When it comes to cancer, early detection saves lives
TRUTH: Early detection actually destroys lives with unnecessary “treatment” for cancers that weren’t real or didn’t pose any threat to the patient. More people are killed by cancer treatments than by cancer!
SCIENCE LIE #6: GMOs have been proven safe by rigorous science
TRUTH: All that so-called “science” is false science fabricated by the biotech industry that profits from selling GMO seeds. Scientists who oppose Big Biotech are threatened into silence.
SCIENCE LIE #7: Mercury has been removed from all vaccines
TRUTH: Mercury, a toxic heavy metal, is still used in flu shots given to children. All vaccines preserved with “Thimerosal” contain mercury. Mercury is toxic at ANY dose!
SCIENCE LIE #8: Vaccines are not linked to autism
TRUTH: Vaccines’ link to autism was already admitted by CDC scientist and whistleblower Dr. William Thompson, who helped hide the fact from the public.
SCIENCE LIE #9: Rising CO2 levels will destroy the planet
TRUTH: CO2 is food for plants! Rising CO2 actually “greens” the planet and accelerates reforestation, plant growth and food crop production.
SCIENCE LIE #10: Prescription drugs treat disease
TRUTH: Drugs only mask disease symptoms while interfering with human physiology to cause toxicity and side effects. They never “treat” the cause of disease.
SCIENCE LIE #11: Unborn babies are just “tissue” and not really humans
TRUTH: Unborn babies are alive and conscious. They can feel pain, experience joy and are aware of what’s happening to them.
SCIENCE LIE #12: Vaccines halt the spread of disease
TRUTH: Nearly all outbreaks of measles and mumps occur among children who were already 100% vaccinated!
This video and list thanks to http://NaturalNews.com
A former Government medical officer responsible for deciding whether medicines are safe has accused the Government of “utterly inexplicable complacency” over the MMR triple vaccine for children.
Dr Peter Fletcher, who was Chief Scientific Officer at the Department of Health, said if it is proven that the jab causes autism, “the refusal by governments to evaluate the risks properly will make this one of the greatest scandals in medical history”.
He added that after agreeing to be an expert witness on drug-safety trials for parents’ lawyers, he had received and studied thousands of documents relating to the case which he believed the public had a right to see.
He said he has seen a “steady accumulation of evidence” from scientists worldwide that the measles, mumps and rubella jab is causing brain damage in certain children.
But he added: “There are very powerful people in positions of great authority in Britain and elsewhere who have staked their reputations and careers on the safety of MMR and they are willing to do almost anything to protect themselves.”…
‘Why isn’t the Government taking this massive public health problem more seriously?’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-376203/Former-science-chief-MMR-fears-coming-true.html#ixzz44lu32mRa
hief: ‘MMR fears coming true’ | Daily Mail Online
Monsanto manufactured over 1 billion pounds of PCBs and the company’s own documents show they continued to sell the man-made chemicals after becoming aware of the dangers to both humans as well as the environment, according to Reeve…
“Monsanto was the only manufacturer of PCB’s in the United States from 1939 until PCBs were banned in the late ‘70s,” Reeve told KGW. “During that time there’s documentary evidence that Monsanto knew that PCBs were dangerous to the environment, that they migrated from waterways to fish, from fish to birds and also to people and they, nonetheless, continued to manufacture and distribute PCBs.”…
Portland is joining Seattle, Spokane, Berkley, Oakland, San Diego, and San Jose in lawsuits against Monsanto over toxic pollutants.
“The greatest danger to the State is independent intellectual criticism.” – Murray N. Rothbard
“Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.” – Edward George Bulwer Lytton
- Read Propaganda, by Edward Bernays.
- Read Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury.
- Get rid of your television. Preferably, destroy it.
- Read Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
- Clear your mind. Make a commitment to not use mind-altering substances for 90 days. If you fail, go to an AA meeting and restart the 90 days.
- Read The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve – 5th Edition, by G. Edward Griffin.
- Read 1984, by George Orwell.
- Make your very own set of Fallacy Flash Cards from the list at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fallacies
- Hold internet authors accountable by citing fallacies.
- Read The Law, by Frédéric Bastiat.
- Make a list of your natural rights.
- Read The Constitution of the United States and The Bill of Rights.
- Read Animal Farm, by George Orwell.
- To discover who your two senators and one congressman really represent, do a little research at https://www.opensecrets.org/ Make a list of “your representatives” 10 biggest donors and send the lists to your senators and congressperson by email or letter.
- Read War is a Racket, by Smedley D. Butler.
- Read On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society, by Dave Grossman.
- Watch this TED Talk, A radical experiment in empathy, by Sam Richards.
- Read Anatomy of the State, by Murray Rothbard.
This [slightly edited] list was taken from this article at ZeroHedgeFund
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