• 08 JUN 15

    Swedish cancer researcher paid by the Swedish Cancer Society has for long time worked for industry to deny cancer risks

    From Lennart Hardell’s blog:

    Excerpt

    In 2013 more than 61,000 new cancer cases were reported to the Swedish Cancer Register. This was all time high and may be compared with e.g. 1970 with 28,000 cases. The increase is remarkable even if age and population number is considered.

    The Swedish Cancer Society has for long time dominated as a sponsor of cancer research. Much has been achieved in microbiology and treatment. However, the Cancer Society has a less prominent history as to cancer prevention, especially regarding chemical risk factors such as pesticides, dioxins, and PCB.

    In contrast, in a recent article in NewsVoice we are told that a Swedish cancer researcher with large funds from the Cancer Society, and even a personal employment to diminish cancer risks, for long time has worked for industry to deny cancer risks.
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    • 26 MAY 15

    Here’s a smart doll from the Twilight Zone!

    Following on from the last posting on creepy Google wi-fi enabled toys see this Twilight Zone clip on “Talky Tina — Living Doll” from the Two Minute Twilight Zone Project — Season 5, Episode 6

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSy8Ko1vSKQ

    Don

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    • 08 MAY 15

    Press release from the Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space

    Excerpt:

    Sent in by Sarah Benson for distribution:

    Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space

    For Immediate Release

    Date: March 25, 2015
    Who: Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space (GUARDS)
    Contact: Ed Friedman, Maine USA, 207-666-3372 edfomb@comcast.net

    Planned Global WiFi from Space Will Destroy Ozone Layer,
    Worsen Climate Change, and Threaten Life on Earth

    Five companies are gearing up to provide high-speed global WiFi coverage from space within the next three to four years. This would be an ecological and public health nightmare, according to a recently-formed international coalition: the Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space (GUARDS).

    According to GUARDS, the extensive satellite networks required will endanger the ozone layer and significantly contribute to climate change. Rocket exhaust contains ozone-destroying chlorine, water vapor (a greenhouse gas), and aluminum oxide particles, which seed stratospheric clouds. Complete ozone destruction is observed in the exhaust plumes of rockets.

    The New York Times (May 14, 1991, p. 4) quoted Aleksandr Dunayev of the Russian Space Agency saying “About 300 launches of the space shuttle each year would be a catastrophe and the ozone layer would be completely destroyed.”

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    • 15 MAR 15

    Off topic: America’s F-35 Joint Strike fighter. The worst plane ever but Australia still wants them.

    PREVIOUSLY: In April 2014 the Australian Abbott government gave its approval for the purchase of 58 additional F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) at a cost of $12.4 billion – making it the nation’s most expensive Defence asset. The extra aircraft is supposed to bring Australia’s total Joint Strike Fighter force to 72 aircraft, with the first of them to enter service in 2020.

    SNIP
    From the Was is Boring blog, March 15, 2015:

    F-35 Still Years Away From Being Ready for Combat

    by MANDY SMITHBERGER

    Excerpt
    The F-35 continues to fail the most basic requirements for combat aircraft and common sense. Despite reforms, the F-35 continues to be unaffordable, its engines continue to be susceptible to fire, and the Pentagon continues to misrepresent its performance.

    Below are just a few of the issues identified in a recent report from the Defense Department’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation: SNIP

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    • 24 NOV 14

    Andrew Marino philosophizes on “EMF Experts”

    Quoting from the website of Andrew Marino:

    EMF experts sound erudite, but when they make mistakes they do so in characteristic ways, so they always betray themselves. The environmental science of EMFs consists of both knowledge and justice, so each element should be reflected in the character of anyone who is truly an expert. We can classify the different kinds of mistaken experts based on what they lack.

    There are industry experts who make their living by providing negative judgments, irrespective of what environmental science requires. These experts love money, which they seek above everything else. They see themselves as completely free to say anything in pursuit of money and prestige. Their minds are formless in the sense that they have no idea what truth is.
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    • 24 NOV 14

    Magnetic fields and other issues regarding hybrid and electric cars

    From Alasdair Philips

    Excerpt

    In response to a question posed to him on the effectiveness of shielding against EMF levels inside hybrid cars

    Nothing really screens ELF magnetic fields in practice. Most materials are for RF fields only and screen the electric component that therefore stops the radiated wave. This is not the case for ELF and VLF fields. (c. 3 Hz to 300 kHz). You need to enclose either the source or yourself in a “mostly sealed” high permeability metal box (e.g. like mu-metal). That shorts out the magnetic flux so it can’t really escape. Published EMF adverse-health-effects science is strongest for ELF fields.

    You need to be very wary of trying to measure EMFs in hybrid vehicles with a simple Gauss meter. There are enormous DC switching changes that can create large impulse magnetic fields that many meters will ignore and are likely to have biological consequences. They also usually have high-speed switching power trains for motor speed control that create magnetic fields in the range 2 kHz – 200 kHz that again almost no common magnetic field meters will measure. You need a VLF meter for those. Gigahertz Solutions manufacture some good ones. Many cars (including hybrids) still use the chassis as the negative connection with a single large cable through the cabin for the positive. So you are effectively sitting inside a co-axial cable.

    Unless you have to drive a lot in cities and need to meet strict new emission restrictions, I would be wary of choosing a hybrid.

    People should also look at the battery warranty in close detail. (more)
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    • 22 NOV 14

    Viewpoints on the question: Are Microwaves from Mobiles and WiFi Harming Our Children?

    From Sue McCully:

    Four UK experts on EMF/EMR and heath effects in humans, including 2 medical doctors, answered the question: Are Microwaves from Mobiles and WiFi Harming Our Children?

    Location and date: Great Hadham Country Club 1st October 2014

    Each presentation is approximately 30 minutes long i.e. elegantly condensed and focused bites of vital information that we all need to learn about before it really is too late.

    1) Wireless Technology Radiation – Alisdair Philips

    2) Electro Hyper Sensitivity – Dr Elizabeth Evans

    3) EM Radiation and Health for Children – Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe

    4) Common Myths About Wireless Radiation Safety Exposed – Mike Mitcham

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    • 09 NOV 14

    Anazon’s new idiot box, The Echo. A new smart surveillance device the NSA will love.

    This is the latest in intrusive gadgets. Among other things it it records everything within the reach of its integrated microphones and then uploads everything into the “cloud” as it learns about you and your family. Warning: With this device don’t discuss anything near it that you don’t want to share with whomever hacks into the cloud.

    http://www.amazon.com/oc/echo/ref_=ods_dp_ae

    And for an alternative youtube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GijLoiVkmYI

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    • 30 OCT 14

    “Microwaves, Science and Lies” Documentary Reveals a Product Defense Strategy

    From SkyVision Solutions, Posted on August 30, 2014

    Excerpt:

    For the past ten years worldwide, questioning on the safety of mobile phone antennas has been increasing. Numerous scientific studies have revealed the adverse effects of electro- magnetic waves on health. Yet, most health agencies, industry representatives, and a portion the scientific community claim that current health standards adequately protect the public.

    Earlier this year journalist Nancy Meritens and film director Jean Hèches completed their documentary Ondes, Science et Manigances [or Microwaves, Science and Lies], that demonstrates how the telecommunications industry creates doubt about harmful radiofrequency waves through the manipulation of science. Through interviews with several whistleblowers, including citizens, journalists, and scientists, this film reveals how, like the tobacco industry, the lobby of the mobile phone industry has built a strategy of “product defense” by artificially creating a scientific doubt about the harmful effects of electromagnetic waves. In addition to revealing collusion among various organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), the film documents the actions of specific individuals like Emilie van Deventer of the WHO and Peter Valberg who works for the product defense firm Gradient.
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    • 28 OCT 14

    John Pilger | The Forgotten Coup – How the US and Britain Crushed the Government of Their “Ally” Australia

    Across the political and media elite in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died. His achievements are recognized, if grudgingly, his mistakes noted in false sorrow. But a critical reason for his extraordinary political demise will, they hope, be buried with him. Australia briefly became an independent state during the Whitlam years, 1972-75. An American commentator wrote that no country had “reversed its posture in international affairs so totally without going through a domestic revolution.” Whitlam ended his nation’s colonial servility. He abolished royal patronage, moved Australia toward the Non-Aligned Movement, supported “zones of peace” and opposed nuclear weapons testing….Whitlam knew the risk he was taking. The day after his election, he ordered that his staff should not be “vetted or harassed” by the Australian security organization, ASIO – then, as now, tied to Anglo-American intelligence. When his ministers publicly condemned the US bombing of Vietnam as “corrupt and barbaric,” a CIA station officer in Saigon said, “We were told the Australians might as well be regarded as North Vietnamese collaborators.”
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    • 19 SEP 14

    Myelin & Electrohypersensitivty Press Release

    Excerpt

    From David Ironside

    A review of the evidence between Myelin, the insulation around nerves and neural connections,
    and electrohypersensitivity.

    PRESS RELEASE David Ironside 18/9/14 COULD MYELIN DAMAGE FROM RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD EXPOSURE HELP EXPLAIN THE FUNCTIONAL IMPAIRMENT ELECTROHYPERSENSITIVITY? A REVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE . One of the most compelling modern scientific debates concerns the potential health risks from our ever increasing exposure to the pulsed radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) from cell phones, cordless phones, Wifi, cell towers etc. This invisible technology has been classified a Class 2B Carcinogen by the WHO’s International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC) in 2011. The non-thermal radiation used by modern devices was found to be biologically active and a possible cancer-causing agent. There remain many questions such as the mechanism for how this radiation interacts with biological processes and what exposure level constitutes a health risk. For many people around the world who suffer from electrohypersensitivity, exposure levels and duration of exposure can be very limited before a variety of symptoms manifest. These include headaches, lethargy, dizziness, lack of concentration, pain, insomnia, depression and more.
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    • 08 SEP 14

    Australia’s toxic nuclear past: Maralinga By Frank Walker (and the untold tragedy of Brian Dunlop)

    Investigative journalist Frank Walker’s Maralinga is a must-read true story of the abuse of our servicemen, scientists treating the Australian population as lab rats and politicians sacrificing their own people in the pursuit of power. During the Menzies era, with the blessing of the Prime Minister, the British government exploded twelve atomic bombs on Australian soil. RAAF pilots were ordered to fly into nuclear mushroom clouds, soldiers told to walk into radioactive ground zero, sailors retrieved highly contaminated debris – none of them aware of the dangers they faced. But the betrayal didn’t end with these servicemen. Secret monitoring stations were set up around the country to measure radiation levels and a clandestine decades-long project stole bones from dead babies to see how much fallout had contaminated their bodies – their grieving parents were never told. This chilling expose’ drawn from extensive research and interviews with surviving veterans reveals the betrayal of our troops and our country.
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    • 03 SEP 14

    Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we’re nearing collapse

    Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we’re nearing collapse

    Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon. The 1972 book Limits to Growth, which predicted our civilisation would probably collapse some time this century, has been criticised as doomsday fantasy since it was published. Back in 2002, self-styled environmental expert Bjorn Lomborg consigned it to the “dustbin of history”. It doesn’t belong there. Research from the University of Melbourne has found the book’s forecasts are accurate, 40 years on. If we continue to track in line with the book’s scenario, expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon.
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    • 02 SEP 14

    Spoof sites are fun but please don’t quote…

    Recently doing the rounds on the internet is an article about research testing radiation from electric and hybrid cars which found the levels could pose a cancer risk to drivers and passengers. This supposed testing was done by the Wyoming Institute of Technology (WIT). To quote in brief:

    ‘Hybrid and fully-electric automobiles pose very serious health risks to consumers, with SAR+ ratings several times more than recommended, regulated safety levels,’ said Dr Matt Stone, Chief of Staff at the Institute.

    When I checked out the website for the Wyoming Institute of Technology (WIT) I found other interesting research, such as research linking Jesus to cannibalism and a really neat WIT invention that can make nuclear coolant water safe for human consumption- sure to be a popular item around Fukushima I suppose…..
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    • 29 AUG 14

    Professor Annie Sasco on causes and incidence of childhood cancer

    Following on from the last message, see an excellent presentation on causes and incidence of childhood cancer by Professor Annie Sasco from the Alliance of prevention and precaution for childhood cancer control. Presentation given at the international conference Childhood Cancer 2012. http://www.childhoodcancer2012.org.uk/programme.asp#

    SESSION 12 – What positive steps can be taken to reduce the risk of childhood cancer?
    Chair: Professor Richard Stevens

    See Prof.Sasco’s presentation by scrollong down to SESSION 12. “What positive steps can be taken to reduce the risk of childhood cancer?”. Her presentation is the first one for the session. http://www.childhoodcancer2012.org.uk/programme.asp#

    Presentation slides: http://www.childhoodcancer2012.org.uk/slides/session12.1-sasco.pdf

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    • 25 AUG 14

    Boil the Frog Slowly with guest Cindy Sage – The BioInitiative Report

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9ns5KrAwMo#t=219

    (The FCC approves a $2 Billion program to place WiFi is U.S. schools)

    SpeakUpandStayAlive’s channel
    Published on Jul 24, 2014
    Cindy Sage, co-editor of the BioInitiative Report joins Sebastian and Pat to discuss the negative health effects of wireless technology. A no-nonsense discussion about a serious risk to your health.
    http://www.bioinitiative.org
    http://www.boilthefrogradio.com

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    • 19 AUG 14

    Leszczynski interview for DNA INDIA

    Recently I gave an interview for the Mumbai newspaper DNA INDIA (Daily News & Analysis INDIA). It was published today under the headline ‘Use of cell phones increases cancer risk’.

    My concluding comment of the interview is:

    “…The industry likes to call on scientists who will endorse their product and say that it is safe. Hence, Dr Repacholi visited India and spoke publicly about the safety of cell phones as well as cell towers. I disagree with Dr Repacholi. He says that we don’t have and we will not have in the future health problems due to cell phone and cell tower radiation. In my opinion the scientific evidence is still insufficient to say that cell phone radiation is harmless. We need both better research and, for the time being, implementation of the European Union’s Precautionary Principle until there is further clarity…”

    The full interview is available on-line Leszczynski in DNA INDIA

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    • 18 AUG 14

    Update to last posting: UK mobile phone company banned from erecting a mast because of health fears.

    NOTE: The last posting of a Daily Mail article is in fact very old news but the date was left off the Daily Mail site – giving the impression it was a current news item which it is not. So, it is of historical interest only.

    Don

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    • 17 AUG 14

    Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg wants you to pay him to stalk you.

    From the SumofUs.org:

    In a breathtakingly creepy invasion of privacy, Facebook is forcing all smartphone users to install a new messaging app. The Android version of the app — and to a lesser extent the iPhone version as well — allows Facebook to access your phone camera and record audio, call and send messages without your permission, identify details about you and all your contacts, and send that info on to third parties.

    If you want to carry on sending and receiving messages through Facebook on your mobile phone you now have no choice but to install Facebook Messenger — and give the company access to a wealth of personal data stored on your phone.

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    • 17 AUG 14

    Microwave News on the CDC’s call for caution on cell phones

    From Louis Slesin, Editor of Microwave News:

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention —CDC— has become the first U.S. health agency to call for precaution in the use of cell phones. “Along with many organizations worldwide, we recommend caution in cell phone use,” the CDC states on its Web site’s FAQ About Cell Phones and Your Health. It follows up with a call for more research to answer the unresolved cancer question. The recommendation was posted on the CDC’s Web site on or before, June 9. It passed mostly unnoticed until a few days ago when Joel Moskowitz, who writes a blog on Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, sent out a press release announcing the news. “I am pleased to see that the CDC, the lead public health action agency in the United States, is reassuming its leadership role by warning the public about this health risk,” he said in an interview with Microwave News. Moskowitz is the director of the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health.

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