Archive for October, 2012


Arctic Melts, Earth Cracks, Coasts Erode, & Some Deny It All

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 9:19 AM
October 12, 2012

    Scientists are astonished at the swift increase of:  1)  Arctic Ice melting; 2) World coastlines eroding; 3) Earth’s mantle cracking; and 4) Too many Americans denying that Climate Change even exists.

James Gerken writes in ‘Arctic Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise May Pose Imminent Threat To Island Nations, Climate Scientist Says:’  “Low-lying island nations threatened by rising sea levels this century could see the disastrous consequences of climate change far sooner than expected, according to one of the world’s leading climate scientists.”

That coastlines are eroding can only be acknowledged.  Roy Meijer of SPX News Services adds:  “. . . the effects of coastline erosion as a result of rising sea-level rise in the vicinity of inlets, such as river estuaries, have until now been dramatically underestimated.  The anticipated rise in sea levels due to climate change will result in coastlines receding worldwide through erosion.”

What is even more frightening is that Planet Earth itself is rejecting the effects of Global Warming.  Alvin Conway, author of ‘The Extinction Protocol:2012 and Beyond,’ and founder of extinctionprotocol.com, issued statements recently:  ‘The October Wiser Now Interview on Earthchanges.’  Conway warns:

“The planet’s magnetic field strength declines, there is magnetic polarity deviation or migration, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions increase, there are changes in ocean temperature and salinity, and the climate basically unravels.”

He says in fact, that only volcanos are protecting earth’s balance:  “Volcanoes are erupting en masse, and will continue to do so to dissipate the build-up of thermal pressure in an attempt to prevent a catastrophe. If the planet’s heat cycle cannot be console by planetary geologic processes, the spectrum tilts toward an Extinction Level Event (ELE).” And by ELE he means planetary devastation.

Yet, the more scientists tell the truth about Global Warming, the more Climate Change deniers refuse to accept the evidence––and sometimes those denials become attacks.  In ‘Climate Change Skepticism Is Highest In Japan, Britain and U.S., Poll Finds,’ Sara Gates avers that the United States, Japan and Britain have the most climate change skepticism,’ as compared to 95% of people in countries such as Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Turkey believe in Global Warming.

Michael Mann, Director of the Earth Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, author of ‘The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars,’ and a shared winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for Global Warming research, says that he has “been subjected to a crescendo of attacks’ from Climate Change deniers.

Global Warming is the strongest indicator that we live in Earth’s last days.  In used Christian Bibles, The LORD Jesus Christ strongly condemns climate change deniers:  “. . .  ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? (Matthew 16: 3)”

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Merkel Switches Positions on Greece; But March to WW3 Goes On!

posted by Ida B. Wells IV @ 0:40 AM
October 11, 2012

        Well the ‘mountain’ wouldn’t agree with Merkel.  So Merkel went to the ‘mountain’!  As the overwhelming majority of Greece: 1) Hates her austerity program; 2) Protests violently against it; 3) Fight Greek governments’ attempts to meet her economic demands––Merkel came to Greece to change ‘their’ minds!

Whether this was a public relations stunt, or an attempt to renegotiate her will, the German Chancellor’s visit surely gave police and security forces in Athens, the Greek capitol, a royal fit!  On the one hand, trying to protect Merkel, and on the other trying to hold back the crowd of some 25,000 protesters.

While crowds railed against her, Merkel called Greece a partner and friend of Germany.  Standing with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Merkel insisted that Greece had made much progress in cutting its deficit:

“It’s for this reason that I would like to say that a huge part of the journey has already been accomplished.  Germany and Greece are going to work very closely together.”  And Samaras called Merkel a friend of Greece.

CNN reporters Matthew Chance and Oliver Joy write:  “German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed solidarity with Greece Tuesday on a trip to Athens, even as tens of thousands of Greeks rallied to show their anger toward her over the hardship their country is suffering.  Critics see Merkel as the main enforcer of the European Union-imposed austerity measures that have left a large number of Greeks unemployed and streaming to soup kitchens for a hot meal.”

Greek President Karolos Papoulias spoke up for the Greek people:  “They have nearly exhausted how much they can take. And of course we need to think of measures that will give hope to these people that are suffering.”

There are several obvious reasons for Merkel changing her earlier position that Greece should never have been allowed to join the European Union (EU): First,  she is up for re-election in Germany this year, and most German people are against paying more bailout money to other nations.  Thus, she must show progress that the austerity program is working even in the weakest EU nation.

Second,  some other richer EU countries are threatening to pull out of the Union––again because they believe that poorer countries are damaging their own prosperity.  If these nations pull away, Merkel’s plan to unite all of Europe under Germany would collapse.  Third, the United States, and other non-EU nations have voiced objections to her ]austerity debacle.  High unemployment in the EU is even bringing China’s economy down.  World nations tire of her austerity program.

As Bible prophecies explain––“For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed (Isaiah 9: 16)”––these gyrations are what wars are made of.  Merkel, no doubt, will be re-elected.  Greece, and other poorer EU nations, will continue to suffer.  And Germany will continue her goose-stepping march toward World War III.

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With West Nile Virus, Next in U.S. Health? Cholera or . . .? Pt. 2

posted by Dr. Ad Versery Bored @ 23:02 PM
October 9, 2012

        Additional tropical weather infectious diseases are moving quite close to U.S. borders.  While the Cuban government is extremely secretive, it is known that the island is experiencing a cholera epidemic.  Also, Global Warming is pushing poisonous Ciguatera Fish further northward, up the Atlantic Coast.

Juan O. Tamayo writes in ‘Cuban Government Stays Mum on New Cholera,’ for the Miami Herald:  “Four weeks after the Cuban government announced that an outbreak of cholera in the eastern part of the island was over, there are unconfirmed reports of new cases popping up in two small towns.

“Twenty-seven cases were reported in the municipality of San Luis, in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba, and 19 more in the Bahia Honda municipality 35 miles west of Havana.  Roberto González, a dissident living in San Luis, said that area public health workers and residents told him of the more than two dozen confirmed cases and 102 suspected cases over. . .  the past two weeks.”

He adds that Cuban security keeps all non-residents away from towns reporting outbreaks, and masked hospital employees do not allow non-cholera victim relatives or others into hospitals and clinics.

This disease is spread through contaminated food, water and––seafood!  Cuba is only 90 miles from the U.S. and both  nations share ocean spacial borders.  Scientists report that in developed nations, cholera is typically transmitted through seafood, especially shellfish and plankton.

Others tell Tamayo there had been a ten-day ban on fishing in local waters, but that ban is now supposedly lifted. However, with the secrecy surrounding this epidemic in Cuba, we have no firm figures on the number sick or dead.

One of the new diseases Katherine Butler mentions in ‘5 Diseases on the Move in North America, Thanks to Climate Change’ is ‘Ciguatera Fish Poisoning.’
She writes:  “Ciguatera is considered endemic from Florida through the Caribbean. Now, it’s making its way up North America. . . As waters warm, new cases are popping up in previously unexposed northern latitudes.”

Wikipedia defines Ciguatera as “a food-borne illness caused by eating certain reef fish . . .contaminated with toxins originally produced by dinoflagellates such as Gambierdiscus toxins which lives in tropical and subtropical waters.

“ . . .  species near the top of the food chain . . . such as barracudas, snapper, moray eels, parrotfishes, groupers, triggerfishes and amberjacks, are most likely to cause ciguatera poisoning . . . Ciguatoxin is odorless, tasteless and very heat-resistant, so ciguatoxin-laden fish cannot be detoxified by conventional cooking.”

Online Bible lessons explain that deadly diseases thrive predominately in those nations which reject God’s Son, Jesus:  “And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt upon thee . . . (Deuteronomy 7: 15).”  Pray for revival of our nation’s faith!

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After West Nile Virus, What’s Next in U.S. Health? Malaria or . . .?

posted by Dr. Ad Versery Bored @ 11:32 AM
October 8, 2012

 Scientists now advise:  Like West Nile Virus, Global Warming may bring other deadly diseases.  In ‘What’s Making the 2012 West Nile Virus Outbreak the Worst Ever?’ Ryan Jaslow of CBS News writes of similar disease possibilities.
 
 He quotes Dr. B. Graeme Lockaby who posits Texas had the highest percentage of West Nile Virus cases because that state had the worst drought conditions, leading to poor water qualities, increasing mosquito populations, etc.

 Lockaby advises:  “What may be more frightening is that drought conditions may also lead to an increase in other mosquito vector-diseases [such as] Malaria.  Dr. David J. Dausey, Chair of Public Health at Mercyhurst University agrees: 

 “Americans may see malaria resurface, for which the country is likely unprepared . . . officials should have been able to predict a West Nile Virus outbreak this year because of this interaction between mosquito biology and the weather, and preventative efforts should have been in place. . .”

 Malaria was prevalent in the United States until 1951.  This March the CDC received report of an American citizen traveling in Great Exuma, Bahamas, coming down with Malaria.  That is the only case so far this year.  But a malaria outbreak was in the Bahamas in 2006, and the last documented case was in 2008.

 Moreover, Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor for the CBS affiliate in Philadelphia claims:  “There are approximately 300 million cases of malaria each year worldwide and over a million people die every year as a result. You might be surprised that there are about 1200 cases every year here in the US.

 “. . . we are starting to see cases here in the United States is because of global climate change. We are expected to have a temperature increase of 0.4 degrees Celsius in the next eight years. This might not seem like a lot but it can lead to a thirty percent increase in mosquitos worldwide.  Mosquitos spread malaria . . .[and] Malaria is becoming resistant to treatment.”
 
 Also, in ‘5 Diseases on the Move in North America, Thanks to Climate Change,’ Katherine Butler lists ‘Naegleria fowleri,’ “a single-celled amoeba that enjoys lakes, rivers, hot springs, and your brain.”  It has already killed people in Louisiana, Virginia and Florida; and Butler adds:  “Thanks to climate change, it appears the zombie-like amoebas are heading north.”

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has set up a clinical guidance system for ‘Naegleria fowleri Program,’ for health departments, labeled:  ‘Waterborne Disease and Outbreak Surveillance System’ to tract the disease, develop methods of detection, and test promising drugs to use against it.
 
 Believers must turn to Christian prayer books and pray for our leaders to move aggressively against Global Warming. In addition to interceding for doctors to have wisdom against these diseases, we must ask for God’s healing power to would work among us:  “He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions (Psalm 107:20).”  These waves of destruction must end!

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Outrageous! West Nile Virus Still Rising AGAIN!

posted by Dr. Ad Versery Bored @ 15:56 PM
October 4, 2012

 

Well it looks like the states––and not the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)––are right!  West Nile Virus cases, and especially deaths from West Nine are increasing, not falling.

While the CDC has insisted for weeks that case rates are decreasing and would continue to go down as the weather cooled, several states have countered that CDC’s forecast was inaccurate, as they see cases increasing––including high numbers of nerve damage illnesses––as well as the number of West Nile deaths.

U.S. News and World Report writes today that the CDC admits West Nile cases and deaths are up:  “The number of new West Nile virus cases continued to rise in the past week, and the death toll now stands at 163, up from 147 last week, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

“As of Tuesday, 48 states had reported West Nile infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes. A total of 3,969 cases involved people. Of these cases, 2,010 (51 percent) were classified as neuroinvasive disease (such as meningitis or encephalitis) and 1,959 (49 percent) were classified as non-neuroinvasive disease.”

In an article they title, ‘Unpredictable and Difficult to Control — The Adolescence of West Nile Virus , Doctors L.R. Petersen and M. Fischer report this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association:

“The current outbreak of West Nile virus is on track [as] the largest ever recorded.  Future inquiry will . . . focus on untangling the confluence of ecologically interrelated drivers responsible for the outbreak. And timely national surveillance is required.”  They report that the U.S. is the hardest-hit country in the continent:  “Until this year’s resurgence, many experts questioned whether West Nile virus would remain a substantial public health concern.”

The ‘confluence of ecologically interrelated drivers’ is code wording for Global Warming.  The doctors write: “Amplification of West Nile virus . . . depends on several critical factors . . . influenced by the weather . . . March through August 2012 was the hottest on record for similar periods over the past 118 years.”

They also discuss the federal government’s quandary for “implementing costly emergency mosquito-control measures in the face of conflicting public demands for taking action and avoiding insecticide use. Aerial spraying often meets with considerable public consternation. . . . West Nile virus will cause sporadic cases and unpredictable outbreaks . . . for decades to come.  Clearly, a long-term perspective is necessary.”

Our country must face this result of Global Warming, as it will bring more deadly diseases, destructive weather and other planet erosions.  Wholesale Christian Bibles warn:  “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin (James 4: 17).”

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No Food, Bad Food, ‘Modified’ Food––What to Eat? Part 2

posted by Frank Butterman Food Inspector @ 15:07 PM
October 3, 2012

Well, the ‘no food’ category is about dying fish species in ocean waters which I’ll get to that later.  Right now let’s cover the various dangerous poisons in the foods that ‘are’ available for Americans to eat.

    Speaking of Monsanto again, preventcancer.com points out that the milk most Americans drink is banned in Europe and Canada, because U.S. milk comes from cows receiving genetically-engineered bovine growth hormones (rBGH):

“Monsanto Co., the manufacturer of rBGH, has influenced U. S. product safety laws permitting the sale of unlabeled rBGH milk. (Monsanto would lose billions of dollars if rBGH were banned in America.)”  To avoid rBGH milk, preventcancer.com advises: only purchase products clearly labeled “No rBGH.”

Laura Clawson warns, in “This Week in the War on Workers:  USDA Wants to Let More Feces and Tumors Into Your Chicken,” that pending U.S. Department of Agriculture would “make it easier for poultry companies to give us salmonella.”

She says the Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service wants to fire 1,000 federal inspectors and decrease the number of bird inspections from 175 birds per minute to 35 per minute.  Plants would replace federal inspectors with plant workers “who are powerless to speak out against their employers,” and who are suppose to remove “adulterated product” without slowing down production lines.  Thus federal inspectors would lose their jobs and consumers would be “sold birds with tumors, scabs, or fecal matter.”

alternet.org and GlobalPossibilities.org also point out that “A council of consumer groups are now urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to get tuna out of school lunches after studies show tuna may contain high levels of mercury.”

The Mercury Policy Project tested 59 canned tuna samples sold in 11 states and found high levels of methyl-mercury.  “Methyl-mercury is a more hazardous type of mercury, formed after bacteria contacts the mercury in fish. Fish become contaminated with mercury due to industrial pollution. Because albacore live longer than other species of tuna, they accumulate more mercury in their bodies and are therefore more dangerous to consume.”

However, from contaminated fish our nation will soon go to no fish at all.  Angela Sanfilippo, president of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association, reports:  “There is a strange phenomenon in the ocean this year.”  She posits that warmer waters (from Global Warming) brought a 20 percent reduction in ground fish.  Next year, fishermen expect a 70 percent decrease in available fish.  She complains, “There is nothing.  It’s like somebody swept everything away.”

Some of the same companies––killing fish with tons of plastics dumped into ocean waters, contaminating industrialized milk, fish and other basic foods––also finance politicians who deny Global Warming.  Used Christian Bibles rightfully claim:  “Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips (Romans 3: 13).”

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No Food, Bad Food, ‘Modified’ Food––What to Eat?

posted by Frank Butterman Food Inspector @ 19:58 PM
October 1, 2012

        The internet is abuzz with stories about bad food; and most of them center around Monsanto Chemical Company’s domination of the world-wide food industry––or should that be ‘genetically modified’ food industry!  But then other stories now explode about bad rice, sickening chickens, poisoned bees, etc.

In ‘Beware! 5 Depressing Stories About Food in the News . . .’  alternet.org and GlobalPossibilities.org write:  “As we continue to manipulate nature . . . to ensure our comforts, we put one of our great needs at risk: food.

“Genetically modified [GM] foods—foods developed by altering an animal or plant’s DNA via genetic engineering—most likely make their way onto your dinner plate in the form of corn, tomatoes, potatoes or soybeans. . . a new study states that these GM foods are linked to tumor growth and premature death.”

Mike Ludwig of Truthout adds: “Rats fed a lifetime diet of Monsanto’s genetically engineered corn or exposed to the company’s popular Roundup herbicide developed tumors and suffered severe organ damage, according to a French study . . .”  That two-year study led by Gilles-Eric Séralini at the University of Caen in France found that rats eating GM food or drinking water tainted with Monsanto’s herbicide called ‘Roundup’ had tumors and died at an early age.

RT News Service and Extinction Protocol [EP] write that Russia is so upset about Monsanto’s GM foods that it has halted imports of that company’s GM corn.  Russia also forbids its farmers to plant GM crops.  France also bans GM foods, and both countries are pushing European Union agencies to do the same.

In California Proposition 37 will be on the ballot in the November elections, because activists want GM foods removed from food supplies. Plus, some 2,000 farmers are pushing the U.S. to ‘more thoroughly’ investigate GM crops.

‘Consumer Reports’ says herbicides like ‘Roundup’ so poison the grounds that “high levels of arsenic” is in rice “as well as other rice products such as rice breakfast cereals, rice baby cereal,” etc.  That publication says “. . . arsenic is a Group 1 carcinogen known to cause bladder, lung and skin cancer.”

Alternet and Global Possibilities adds: “Consumer Reports has demanded that the EPA phase out pesticides and fertilizers containing arsenic and that the Food and Drug Administration ban feeding of arsenic-containing drugs to animals.”  They advise that rinsing rice thoroughly may also lesson arsenic.

It is difficult for me to write this story.  As an official food inspector,  I am shocked by these reports.  There is much to do, and I still have not written about mercury in fish, and other reports about contaminated foods on our dinner plates.

And what about the children?  We must put reminders to pray over every meal on wholesale Christian kids t-shirts:  “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice (Psalm 55: 17).”

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