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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

7 Nasty Effects of BPA – in Water Bottles

Bisphenol a (BPA) is the widely used chemical found in many plastics, food can linings, and even on US dollars and receipts. Known as an endocrine-disrupting chemical that mimics the hormone estrogen, BPA has been linked to numerous negative health effects in countless studies. The worst part? While the Food and Drug Administration considered banning the chemical in March of 2012, the ban was denied, and BPA continues to be ubiquitous. So what exactly does mean? It means the entire U.S. is still subjected to the chemical’s negative effects.
Here are 7 nasty effects of BPA.

1. Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is slowly becoming one of the many well-known negative outcomes induced by BPA exposure. In fact, over 130 studies have confirmed the link between bisphenol A and to ailments like breast cancer, obesity, and reproductive problems. Ironically, the popular nonprofit Susan G. Komen for the Cure partners with many bottled water companies for their ‘For the Cure’ races across the nation. The problem, obviously, is that most of these plastic bottles contain BPA.

2. Early Puberty

While girls typically enter into puberty (or have in the past, at least) at just over ten years of age, studies show that this age has fallen by more than a year within only one generation. Some girls are even seeing breasts at 7 years old. Although there are other factors to consider, BPA may be to blame as well.
After examining 1,151 girls between the ages of 6 and 8 in the United States over a two year period, researchers found that multiple chemical classes were detected at high levels within the girls’ urine. About one-third of the girls went through puberty prematurely.
“Our research shows a connection between chemicals that girls are exposed to on a daily basis and either delayed or early development. While more research is needed, these data are an important first step in evaluating the impact of these common environmental agents in putting girls at risk,” lead researchers Dr Mary Wolff said.

3. Heart Disease

Some research has linked both BPA and phthalates to a disorder known as atherosclerosis. This disorder, which is the hardening of the arteries through the buildup of plaques, negatively impacts blood flow and ultimately increases your risk of heart disease. Shocking, the research is not the first of its kind. One team also found that individuals with higher levels of bisphenol-a in their urine were more than twice as likely to suffer from coronary heart disease than those with lower levels.

4. and 5. Infertility in Males and Females

Bisphenol a has been found to be adversely affecting male genital development, subsequently leading to compromised fertility health. One study examined the effects of BPA on the distance between the genitalia and the anus in males, known as the Anogenital distance (AGD). AGD is very important biologically for a number of reasons, and plays a prominent role in the health of one’s fertility. Researchers found that parental exposure to BPA during pregnancy was associated with shortened AGD in male offspring. In other words, high level BPA exposure led to offspring with AGD defects.
AGD has been linked to fertility in males, making BPA’s negative impact on the male reproductive system noteworthy. Men with an AGD lower than the median, which sits around 52 mm (2 in), have seven times the chance of being sub-fertile as compared to those with a longer AGD.
But males aren’t the only one’s suffering; BPA has been linked to reproductive issues in women as well. In one study, researchers found that BPA caused reproductive problems that can affect women, including abnormal egg development. The eggs of fetuses exposed to BPA had difficulty forming follicles, which ultimately increases the risk of eggs dying before maturation. Additionally, the researchers observed other abnormalities, showing signs that they would carry too many chromosomes as a result of not dividing during development. This could lead to miscarriages or disorders like Down Syndrome.

6. Sparks Multiple Negative Brain Alterations

Further adding on to BPAs long list of negative effects, some research has also found that the chemical disrupts a gene responsible for proper nerve cell function, ultimately leading to compromised brain development. Researchers of the study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, discovered that BPA could damage central nervous system development by disrupting a gene called Kcc2.
“Our study found that BPA may impair the development of the central nervous system, and raises the question as to whether exposure could predispose animals and humans to neurodevelopmental disorders,” study researcher Dr. Wolfgang Liedtke, M.D., Ph.D., said.
Another study found that exposure to bisphenol-A early in life can spark changes in gene expression. The changes occur in a part of the brain called the amygdala, which can lead to increased levels of anxiety.
The study abstract states:
“Early life exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), a component of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins, alters sociosexual behavior in numerous species including humans. The present study focused on the ontogeny of these behavioral effects beginning in adolescence and assessed the underlying molecular changes in the amygdala.”

7. Obesity

Last, but certainly not least, BPA may be one of many factors responsible for the obesity epidemic. One study found that high BPA exposure is associated with obesity in the general adult population in the U.S.
Another study, examining BPA concentrations in the urine of kids aged 6 to 19, found that obese children made up 22% of individuals with the highest BPA levels in their urine. About 10% of kids who had the lowest BPA concentration in their urine were obese.
Additional Sources:
Forbes
NY Times
NationalGeographic

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mickey D's fed up-Now testing new automated cashiers that won't go on strike demanding $15/hour

Behold McDonald's new automated cashiers.  According to a variety of sources over on Reddit, the new machines are currently being tested and could soon roll out nationwide. The kiosks would presumably be quick, efficient, require new "green" and "teal" check boxes on the employee diversity forms, and would never, ever, demand $15 per hour.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hospitals (Obama Care) to begin monitoring your credit card purchases to flag 'unhealthy' habits

(NaturalNews) What you buy at the grocery store, where you live, and even your membership status at the local gym are all subject to a new data collection scheme by the American medical system. Reports indicate that hospitals and doctors' offices all across the country are now collecting this and other personal information in order to target individuals deemed to have "unhealthy" lifestyle habits that put them at high risk of disease.


Bloomberg reports that hospital systems in both North and South Carolina as well as Pennsylvania have already begun tracking people's food-purchasing habits by spying on them through public records and credit card transactions. Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS), which operates some 900 care centers throughout the Carolinas, has teamed up with a data-mining company to compile and track this information for the later purpose of calling "high-risk" folks and urging them to make a change.

"What we are looking to find are people before they end up in trouble," stated Michael Dulin, chief clinical officer for analytics and outcomes at CHS, to Bloomberg. "The idea is to use big data and predictive models to think about population health and drill down to the individual levels to find someone running into trouble that we can reach out to and try to help out."

Though seemingly benevolent, the plan is overshadowed by serious privacy concerns that many say violate the established terms of the patient-doctor relationship. Simply plugging an individual's purchasing data into a metric and coming up with a risk assessment figure is also an entirely shortsighted way of gauging personal health, not to mention the fact that sharing this information without consent violates the public trust.

The strategy "is very paternalistic toward individuals, inclined to see human beings as simply the sum of data points about them," stated Irina Raicu, director of the Internet ethics program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, in a telephone interview with Bloomberg.

Feds to track individual behavior under guise of 'preventive healthcare'

But this approach aligns with the overall goals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known more accurately as Obamacare, which relies upon such data to come up with patient risk assessments. With the federal government now holding the reins of patient care, minimizing use of the system is a top priority that apparently requires managing the activities and eating habits of the general population in the same way that a farmer might manage his cowherd.

"The traditional rating and underwriting has gone away with health-care reform," admitted Robert Booz, an analyst at Gartner Inc., a technology research and consulting firm, as quoted by Bloomberg. "What they are trying to do is proactive care management where we know you are a patient at risk for diabetes so even before the symptoms show up we are going to try to intervene."

An example used in media reports is an asthma sufferer who is caught purchasing cigarettes along with her groceries. This individual would be further monitored to see if she is keeping up to date with her asthma medications; if not, she might be approached by a local hospital system or doctor who would advise her to follow official protocol, with the added bonus of this information providing a further "in" for the government to track members of the public.

"Just the notion [that] any US hospital institution is interested let alone willing to provide preventive care is bull," wrote one RT.com commenter about this latest government conspiracy. "US healthcare has eroded to despotism marketing people for profit with claims of healthcare merely an excuse to shoehorn their way into your business."

Sources for this article include:

http://www.bloomberg.com

http://rt.com

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Why Are Chemtrails Being Digitally Added to Old Movies?

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Chemtrails have been popping up all over TV shows, movies and commercials for a while now. Even video games and cartoons are adding these trails to what would otherwise be clear blue skies — why do that if not for propaganda purposes to normalize everyone to what’s going on in the skies above our heads?
One episode of CSI NY even featured a conspiracy theorist professor as a victim, someone who actor Gary Sinise’s investigator character on the show called “totally anti-American” because the professor believed in chemtrails and water fluoridation. (They don’t elucidate either that he believed water fluoridation is poison purposefully added to the water to, say, dumb people down or anything, they just say the professor believed in water fluoridation — I guess believing in water fluoridation at all period is anti-American? Way to go writers.)
Well now it appears chemtrails are actually being added to digitally remastered film footage decades after the fact.
Why do you think that is?
I’m asking because I just watched this video:

Apparently this movie “The Railway Children” was released in 1970. When footage of it was reused in the commercial above in 2005, whoever used it decided to go ahead and add a trail in a small corner of the sky over the children.
Sure, it’s very subtle…but again, name one justifiable reason why they would do that — go to the extra effort to add a trail to mar an otherwise pretty, clear blue sky in a film where no trails were in the sky to begin with — if not for propaganda/normalization purposes?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Ouestion Of The Day

"Has anybody ever heard of a logical reason why the Palestinian people should be destroyed because of what the Germans did to a bunch of other Europeans?" - bilejones 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Twenty-one questions about Ebola: government propaganda, medical corruption and bioweapons experiments

#1) How can U.S. health authorities claim there is zero risk from Ebola patients being treated in U.S. hospitals when those same hospitals can't control superbug infections? "Many hospitals are poorly prepared to contain any pathogen. That’s why at least 75,000 people a year die from hospital infections. If hospitals can’t stop common infections like MRSA, C. diff and VRE, they can’t handle Ebola." - Fox News (1)

#2) Why should we trust the CDC's handling of Ebola when the agency can't even keep track of its anthrax, avian flu and smallpox samples?

#3) Why were Ebola victims transported to cities in the USA when they could be given state-of-the-art medical care overseas? "Now, they are bringing in highly infectious patients into this nation that is Ebola-free. In doing so, they are violating the primary rule of contagion: isolation." - Radio host Michael Savage (2)

#4) Why is the company working on Ebola vaccines -- Tekmira -- receiving money from Monsanto and considers Monsanto to be one of its important business partners? (3)

#5) If Ebola is "not a threat" to U.S. citizens as government authorities keep claiming, then why did the U.S. Department of Defense spend $140 million on an Ebola-related contract with the Tekmira company?

#6) If Ebola is not a threat to the U.S., then why did the Department of Defense deploy Ebola detection equipment to all 50 states? (4)

#7) Why did President Obama just sign a new executive order authorizing the government arrest and quarantine of Americans who show symptoms of respiratory infections? (5)

The language of his new executive order states that government officials may forcibly detain and quarantine people with:

...diseases that are associated with fever and signs and symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness, are capable of being transmitted from person to person, and that either are causing, or have the potential to cause, a pandemic, or, upon infection, are highly likely to cause mortality or serious morbidity if not properly controlled.

#8) How can we trust a government to tell us the truth about Ebola when that same government repeatedly lies about Swine Flu, influenza, Fukushima radiation, weather control technology, the security of the border and seemingly everything else?

#9) If U.S. doctors claim to be so incredibly careful around Ebola that the virus could not possibly escape from the containment rooms at Emory University, then how did the American doctors being treated there contract Ebola in the first place? Weren't they also being careful?

#10) How are U.S. doctors and health workers supposed to even identify people with Ebola when they appear "fit and healthy" right until the very end? "What's shocking is how healthy the patients look before they die and how quickly they decline. A number of the Ebola patients I've seen look quite fit and healthy and can be walking around until shortly before their deaths." - Dr. Oliver Johnson (6)

#11) If Ebola is not spread through the air as some claim, then why do doctors who treat Ebola patients always wear masks?

#12) If hospitals are good at infection control, then why did so many SARS victims contract the infection while sitting in waiting rooms at hospitals? "A government report later concluded that for the hospital overcome by SARS, 'infection control was not a high priority.' Eventually, 77% of the people who contracted SARS there got it while working, visiting or being treated in a hospital." - Fox News (7)

#13) If Ebola escapes from patients at Emory University and begins to infect the public, do you think we would ever be told the truth about it? Or instead, would the official story claim that "Ebola terrorists" let it loose?

#14) WHO BENEFITS FROM AN EBOLA OUTBREAK in the USA? This is a key question to ask, and the answers are obvious: the CDC, vaccine manufacturers and pharma companies, and anyone in government who wants to declare a police state and start rounding people up for quarantine in a medical emergency.

#15) We already know there are powerful people who openly promote population reduction (Bill Gates, Ted Turner, etc.) Is a staged Ebola outbreak possibly a deliberate population reduction plan by some group that doesn't value human life and wants to rapidly reduce the population?

#16) Why are U.S. health authorities intentionally concealing from the public the true number of possible Ebola victims in U.S. hospitals who are being tested for Ebola right now? "In an apparent attempt to avoid hysteria, U.S. health authorities are withholding details about a number of suspected Ebola victims from the public." - Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars (8)

#17) If Ebola infections are so easy to control (as is claimed by U.S. health authorities), then why are Ebola victim bodies being openly dumped in the streets in West Africa? "Relatives of Ebola victims in Liberia defied government quarantine orders and dumped infected bodies in the streets as West African governments struggled to enforce tough measures to curb an outbreak..." - Reuters (9)

#18) Why do many locals in Sierra Leone truly believe the recent Ebola outbreak was deliberately caused by government officials? "Ebola is a new disease in Sierra Leone and when the first cases emerged, many people thought it might be a government conspiracy to undermine certain tribal groups, steal organs or get money from international donors..." - The Daily Mail (6)

#19) Given that the U.S. government has already funded outrageous medical experiments on Americans and foreigners (see the NIH-funded Guatemalan medical experiments), why should we not believe the government is capable of deploying Ebola in bioweapons experiments in West Africa?

#20) Given that many vaccines accidentally cause the disease they claim to prevent (due to weakened viruses still remaining active in a small number of vaccine vials), isn't it likely that Ebola vaccines might actually cause Ebola infections in some percentage of those receiving them? How can we trust any vaccines when vaccine manufacturers have been granted absolute legal immunity from faulty products or failures in quality control?

#21) How can we trust a medical system that continues to put mercury in flu shots, refuses to recommend vitamin D to cancer patients and has been criminally corrupted to the point where drug companies are routinely charged with felony crimes for bribery and price fixing?

Sources for this article include:
(1) http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/08/04/ma...

(2) http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/ebola-madness-is-...

(3) http://www.naturalnews.com/046290_ebola_pate...

(4) http://www.naturalnews.com/046259_ebola_outb...

(5) http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/executive...

(6) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-27...

(7) http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/08/04/ma...

(8) http://www.infowars.com/u-s-health-authoriti...

(9) http://news.yahoo.com/bodies-dumped-streets-...