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Fracking Dangers in Canada! May 2/14 Print E-mail
Friday, 02 May 2014 15:49

Fracking Dangers in Canada! May 2/14

Folks mother earth has asked that all  gas fracking, oil and mining cease to restore balance to her eco systems. These practices are dangerous to her balance  which means our collective balance and our water tables. Tami

Go slow on fracking, scientists advise Long-term effects on water, health, environment unclear

By Bob Weber, THE CANADIAN PRESS May 1, 2014

A report from a panel of top Canadian scientists is urging a go-slow approach to the booming industry of hydraulic natural gas fracking.

So little is known about the long-term impacts of extracting gas by fracturing rock beds with high-pressure fluids that scientists and regulators need to start now to understand how to develop the resource safely and cleanly, said co-author Rick Chalaturnyk, an engineering professor at the University of Alberta.

“Perhaps cautionary is the right philosophy,” he said.

“We really do stand a chance to put in place the regulatory framework to answer the questions around environmental impact,” he continued.

Chalaturnyk was part of a panel formed by the Council of Canadian Academies, an independent organization that brings together university researchers from across Canada to look at public policy issues.

It was asked by Environment Canada in 2012 to examine fracking and drew its conclusions from publicly available, peer-reviewed research.

Its 292-page report says that the economic benefits could be significant across Canada.

There are substantial or potential deposits of shale gas in all provinces and territories with the exception of Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and Nunavut.

“Canada’s shale gas resources dwarf the 60.4 trillion cubic feet of marketable gas reserves that the National Energy Board estimated remained in Canada at the end of 2010,” says the report.

However, it found significant uncertainty on the risks to the environment and human health, which include possible contamination of groundwater as well as exposure to poorly understood mixtures of chemicals.

“The scale and pace at which shale gas resources are being developed are challenging the ability to assess and manage their environmental impacts.”

The effects on groundwater from fracking water pumped underneath the surface are one concern.

“There is reason to believe that shale gas development poses a risk to water resources, but the extent of that risk, and whether substantial damage has already occurred, cannot be assessed because of a lack of scientific data and understanding,” the report says.

Exposure to chemicals is another. A long list of substances must be added to fracking water and their possible effects on human and environmental health are unknown. Some jurisdictions don’t even require industry to list what chemicals are being used.

© Copyright (c) The Ottawa Citizen

 

 
Russia China Ban Monsanto April 26/14 Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 April 2014 13:03

Russia China Ban Monsanto April 26/14

Long but informative report Tami

Russia Completely Bans Monsanto GMOs: China Bans Monsanto GMOs!

Posted on April 16, 2014

Prime Minister Of The Russian Federation
Dmitry Medvedev

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev recently announced that Russia will no longer import GMO products, stating that the nation has enough space, and enough resources to produce organic food.

“If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food.”

– Medvedev

Russia has been considering joining the long list (and continually growing) of anti-GMO countries for quite some time now. It does so after a group of Russian scientists urged the government to consider at least a 10-year moratorium on GMOs to thoroughly study their influence on human health.

“It is necessary to ban GMOs, to impose moratorium (on) it for 10 years. While GMOs will be prohibited, we can plan experiments, tests, or maybe even new methods of research could be developed. It has been proven that not only in Russia, but also in many other countries in the world, GMOs are dangerous.

Methods of obtaining the GMOs are not perfect, therefore, at this stage, all GMOs are dangerous. Consumption and use of GMOs obtained in such way can lead to tumors, cancers and obesity among animals. Bio-technologies certainly should be developed, but GMOs should be stopped. We should stop it from spreading. ”

– Irina Ermakova, VP of Russia’s National Association for Genetic Safety

A number of scientists worldwide have clearly outlined the potential dangers associated with consuming GMOs. I recently published an article titled “10 Scientific Studies Proving GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health,” you can read that in full here. These are just a select few out of hundreds of studies that are now available in the public domain, it seems that they continue to surface year after year.

 

 

Killer Cults: Obama USA & Harper Canada ‾ Deregulates International Borders For Streamlining Monsanto GMO Foods That Are Linked To Organ Failure.

Russia completely banning GMOs, such a large, developed nation is a big step forward in creating more awareness with regards to GMOs. Ask yourself, why have so many nations banned GMOs and the pesticides that go with them? It’s because evidence points to the fact that they are not safe, they are young, and we just don’t know enough about them to safely consume them. They just aren’t necessary, so why produce them?

Within the past few years, awareness regarding GMOs has skyrocketed. Activism has played a large role in waking up a large portion of Earths population with regards to GMOs. People are starting to ask questions and seek answers. In doing so, we are all coming to the same conclusion as Russia recently came to.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ptDd9ftNaq8#t=0

 

In February, the State Duma introduced a bill banning the cultivation of GMO food products. President Putin ordered that Russian citizens be protected from GMOs. The States Agricultural Committee has supported the ban recommendation from the Russian parliament, and the resolution will come into full effect in July 2014.

This just goes to show what we can do when we come together and demand change and share information on a global scale. Change is happening, and we are waking up to new concepts of our reality every day. GMOs are only the beginning, we have many things to rid our planet of that do not resonate with us and are clearly unnecessary. We are all starting to see through the false justifications for the necessity of GMOs, no longer are we so easily persuaded, no longer do we believe everything we hear and everything we’re presented with. Lets keep it going!

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US corn exports to China drop 85 percent after ban on GMO strains – industry report

April 12, 2014
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Source: RT

China’s rejection of shipments of US corn containing traces of unapproved genetically modified maize has caused a significant drop in exports. According to a new report, US traders have lost $427 million in sales.

Overall, China has barred nearly 1.45 million tons of corn shipments since last year, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA), an American industry association, said Friday.

The tally is based on data from export companies and is significantly higher than the previous numbers reported by the media, which said roughly 900,000 tons were affected. US corn exports to China since January are down 85 percent from the same period last year, the report says.

China has been blocking shipments of American corn from its market since November. This was caused by the presence of the MIR162 genetically modified corn strain in the shipments. It was developed by the company Syngenta and has not been approved by the Chinese government since an application was submitted in March 2010.

China has sharply increased corn imports since the late 2000s, with purchases increasing from 47,000 tons in 2008 to an estimated 5 million tons last year. It was the third-largest importer of American corn before the imports of Syngenta’s GMO strain were blocked.

US traders want seed companies to shoulder some of the losses. They also say seed companies should not introduce new varieties of seeds to farmers until they are approved by major markets, including China.

Part of the ire is also falling on the Chinese government, which, traders say, maintains an opaque process of approving and rejecting GMO strains, an accusation that Beijing rejects. China has so far approved 15 genetically modified corn strains for import.

China Warns Kerry: Sanctions Against Russia Will Bring “Retaliatory Action” Which This Time Kerry Will Loose!

China has stood by Russia’s show of force in Europe since the get-go, has now upped the ante.

It’s a brilliant move designed, once again, to show the world that President Obama and the United States are no longer running the show.

Sanctions could lead to retaliatory action, and that would trigger a spiral with unforeseeable consequences,” warns China’s envoy to Germany adding that “we don’t see any point in sanctions.”

On the heels of Merkel’s warning that Russia risked “massive” political and economic damage if it did not change course, Reuters reports ambassador Shi Mingde urged patience saying “the door is still open” for diplomacy (though we suspect it is not) ahead of this weekend’s referendum.

Russia’s Deputy Economy Minister Alexei Likhachev responded by promising “symmetrical” sanctions by Moscow. So now we have China joining the fray more aggressively.Reuters

China Executes Bankers

China’s top envoy to Germany has warned the West against illegal sanctions on Russia for its help in Ukraine, saying such measures could lead to a dangerous chain reaction that would be difficult to control.

In an interview with Reuters days before the European Union is threatening to impose its first sanctions on Russia since the Cold War, ambassador Shi Mingde issued the strongest warning against such measures by any top Chinese official to date.

“We don’t see any point in sanctions,” Shi said.

“Sanctions could lead to retaliatory action, and that would trigger a spiral with unforeseeable consequences. We don’t want this.”

Using her [Merkel's] toughest rhetoric since the crisis began, she warned in a speech in parliament on Thursday that Russia risked “massive” political and economic damage if it did not change course in the coming days.

Russia’s Deputy Economy Minister Alexei Likhachev responded by promising “symmetrical” sanctions by Moscow. But Shi urged patience, saying the door for talks should remain open even after a referendum on Sunday in which Ukraine’s southern region of Crimea could vote to secede and join Russia. Merkel and other western leaders have denounced the referendum as illegal and demanded that it be canceled.

“We still see a chance to avoid an escalation. The door to talks is still open. We should use this possibility, also after the referendum,” Shi said.

Zero Hedge via The Daily Sheeple

The White House’s deadline for Russia to pull back is Monday.

Will Obama blink again, as he did in Syria?

Let’s remember that China holds trillions of dollars of US debt. All they have to do is hint (not even actually do it) that they will pull back on Treasury purchases and we’re toast within days.

We shouldn’t be at all surprised if, on Monday, Vladimir Putin thumbs his nose at the west again and actually sends his troops across the Crimean border into Ukraine.

One thing’s for sure. President Obama’s foreign policy has been a complete and utter disaster on every front. Either this destruction of America’s worldwide credibility is pre-planned or there is a gaggle of idiots in charge at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Perhaps both.

SHTF

The Russian missile cruiser Smetlivy. Protecting Syria

Putin Has Nuclear Economic Bomb!

World renowned gold expert Jim Sinclair is worried about the crisis in Ukraine.  Sinclair says,

“Welcome back to the cold war that can get hot overnight.”

It appears President Obama has brought back the Cold War, and Sinclair contends,

“He’s brought it back by changing to a new normal diplomacy, making outrageous threats on a continuing basis rather than seeking a solution.”

The referendum vote in Crimea that is overwhelmingly in favor of joining Russia, and yet, officials in the West say it is illegal or illegitimate.  Sinclair says,

“To say that, is to deny the reality the government in the Ukraine is a government created by a coup.  To say that, is to bring us to the brink of war. . . . Mistakes can happen.  War can start anytime you have two entities together with weapons of war looking at each other with lots of hate.  I am concerned about the mistake of aggressive machinery and aggressive people looking right at each other.”

On possible U.S. sanctions on Russia, such as excluding them out of the international payment system called the SWIFT system, Sinclair says,

“The use of the SWIFT system (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) to create a difficulty, almost a prohibitive difficulty in doing business by preventing bank wires, that would be one of the possibilities.  Already, the BRICS nations are developing their own SWIFT system.  So, the mistake of using the SWIFT system, short of absolute war, is that it has created a competitor that all the BRICS will be using.”

Global Shift Is BRICS

A joint development bank planned by the BRICS group of major emerging economies officially launched in South Africa early 2013.

Ask yourself why this orchestrated oil catastrophe on the shores of Brazil.

Financial Guru Jim Sinclair

Sinclair also thinks,

“To sanction Russia is to forget that Russia supplies Europe with its gas supplies.  To sanction Russia is to forget there are many U.S. and European corporations operating within Russia right now.  I honestly believe sanctioning Russia is the same as shooting yourself in the foot.”

Kissinger Rothschild Petrodollar

Kissinger Rothschild Petrodollar Collapse Begins 2014.

Russia Vows To Switch To Other Currencies Over US Sanctions Threat – Glazyev

Rothschild Standing Kissinger Sitting Far Right.
Antitrust their currency hoarding.

Sinclair goes on to say,

“When you think you can push an ex-colonel of the KGB, you are not making a proper analysis of the personality of the person.

The whole idea that Russia is only a regional power–where in the world did that come from?

Anybody that is nuclear capable to the degree that Russia is with its delivery systems is a world power.

We hear constantly Russia is only a regional power.  We hear lies.  We hear untruths.  We don’t have a clear picture to what is taking place.”

President Putin

On Russia countering Western sanctions, Sinclair says watch the “struggling dollar” and Russia accepting any currency for oil and natural gas.  Sinclair explains,

It’s struggling . . . because it smells the real teeth of retaliation [By Russia] for sanctions being in the simple acceptance of any currency whatsoever for payment for gas to Europe.

Believe me, they [Russia] will settle in other currencies. . . . It makes energy cheaper.  Why in the world would anyone want to pay in dollars if they can pay in their own currency?

Russia could retaliate in a way that would have phenomenal impact on the U.S. dollar [Kissinger Rothschild Petrodollar]. . . .

Russia has the upper hand.  They have it in their ability to turn the U.S. economy upside down and into collapse.  There is no question whatsoever.  Putin doesn’t need a nuclear bomb. He has a nuclear economic bomb that he can set off at any time.”

What would the price of gold be this year?  Sinclair predicts, “Gold has $2,000 an ounce in its sites in 2014.” On silver, Sinclair says, “Silver is gold on steroids.  When gold takes off, silver goes up faster. . . . So, the idea you are going to get an old high on silver or better is a given.”

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Last year, Sinclair, predicted gold will hit $50,000 an ounce sometime in the next several years. Is he still sticking with that prediction?  Sinclair says,

“I am still sticking by that, and the $50,000 per ounce is predicated on a shift in the mechanism on determining gold’s value from the paper markets to the physical markets.

Should that emancipation take place, it is a possibility and could become a reality.”

Sinclair goes on to explain,

“Something has to happen.  Emancipation of gold from the paper market will be a product of the drawdown of the inventories of the warehouses.  I don’t believe for a moment that the COMEX is going to default, but I believe quite certainly that the COMEX will go from settling in gold to settling in cash.”

So, how can the gold market be manipulated up or down in price?  Sinclair says,

“I can tell you exactly how it’s done.  You just offer or demand supply . . . that is beyond any capacity that can be met.  We’ve already had one day where two and a half years production was offered for sale.  It couldn’t be in a physical market that has to deliver within three days.  It can only be in a paper market that doesn’t have to deliver.”

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Poland Announces Nation Wide Ban On Monsanto’s Genetically Modified Corn: Causes Organ Damage!

Posted on April 9, 2012

Following the anti-Monsanto activism launched by nations like France and Hungary, Poland has announced that it will launch a complete ban on growing Monsanto’s genetically modified strain MON810.

The announcement, made by Agriculture Minister, Marek Sawicki, sets yet another international standard against Monsanto’s genetically modified creations.

In addition to being linked to a plethora of health ailments, Sawicki says that the pollen originating from this GM strain may actually be devastating the already dwindling bee population.

The decree is in the works. It introduces a complete ban on the MON810 strain of maize in Poland,” Sawicki stated to the press.

Similar opposition to Monsanto occurred on March 9th, when 7 European countries blocked a proposal by the Danish EU presidency which would permit the cultivation of genetically modified plants on the entire continent.

It was France, who in February, lead the charge against GMOs by asking the European Commission to suspend authorization to Monsanto’s genetically modified corn. What’s more, the country settled a landmark case in favor of the people over Monsanto, finding the biotech giant guilty of chemical poisoning.

In a ruling given by a court in Lyon (southeast France), grain grower Paul Francois stated that Monsanto failed to provide proper warnings on the Lasso weedkiller product label which resulted in neurological problems such as memory loss and headaches. The court ordered an expert opinion to determine the sum of the damages, and to verify the link between Lasso and the reported illnesses. The result was a guilty charge, paving the way for further legal action on behalf of injured farmers.

Since 1996, the agricultural branch of the French social security system has gathered about 200 alerts per year regarding sickness related to pesticides. However only 47 cases were even recognized in the past 10 years.

Nations are continually taking a stand against Monsanto, with nations like Hungary destroying 1000 acres of GM maize and India slamming Monsanto with ‘biopiracy‘ charges.

 

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  3. Bill Gates’ Foundation Funded Approval of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
  4. Peru Passes Monumental Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods
  5. Congress Bans FDA from Approving Genetically Modified ‘Franken’ Salmon
  6. Breaking: Monsanto Found Guilty Of Chemical Poisoning in France!
  7. France Asks EU to Halt Monsanto GMO Corn Approval
  8. China Rejects Genetically Modified Rice in Opposition to GMO Crops

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Monsanto Has Been Removed And Banned By: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Madeira, New Zealand, Peru, South Australia, Russia, France, and Switzerland!

Posted on March 23, 2013

(NaturalNews) By now, most of us are aware of the GMO problem and the political corruption akin to it.

Monsanto claims that GMOs are safe.

This was the same comment made by the tobacco companies back in the 40s and early 50s regarding cigarette smoking.

Now we know without a doubt that smoking and lung and throat cancer are kissing cousins. Because GMOs have been around for 15 years or so, with no long-term studies other than Monsanto’s being done, we only have Monsanto’s word that GMOs are safe.

Fortunately, there have been studies done by Michael Antoniou of Earth Open Source and Dr. Giles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caan in France that say otherwise.

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What Antoniou and Seralini have found is that GMOs, which are inundated with pesticides like RoundUp Ready containing glyphosate and 2-4-D, the active ingredient in Agent Orange, create numerous health problems, including birth defects, cancer, neurological imbalances, embryonic deaths, DNA damage, and fetal death.

It’s not rocket science to understand that when you eat a steady diet of these horrible chemicals, you will suffer disastrous health ramifications despite the fact that the GMO crops are designed to resist the heavy poisoning of the pesticides and herbicides.

So, where does the corruption tie in? Obviously with the politicians.

We know that when Obama campaigned in 2008, he promised he would label GMOs. When elected, not only did he renege on that promise but immediately appointed former Monsanto VP and attorney Michael Taylor, aka “Monsanto Mike”, as the Head of Food Safety at the Fraud and Drug Administration and Tom Vilsack, another biotech hooker, as the Secretary of Agriculture.

I don’t know about other States, but in Hawaii, from the Governor on down, almost all the Legislators have been bought, with none wanting to bite the hand that feeds them.

In Hawaii, Monsanto has six registered lobbyists – John Radcliffe, George “Red” Morris, Dawn Bicoy, Paul Koehler, Alan Takemoto, Fred Perlak, and Alicia Maluafiti. Radcliffe and Morris have an iron grip on our politicians and Maluafiti is the Executive Director of the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association and along with Radcliffe and Morris, they have bought off with thousands of dollars our, if you will pardon the expression, lawmakers. The other biotech monsters are Syngenta, Pioneer (DuPont), Bayer (aspirin anyone?), and BASF, each having their own lobbyists as well.

Recently at our City Council we had endless hearings on GMO labeling. Of the seven Council members, five were bought off and recommended that labeling should be done at the Federal level and put in the hands of the President, the FDA, and the Agriculture Department. Talk about frustration.

Yet, despite this endless array of governmental corruption, there is a bright note. Recently the Hawaii Board of Water Supply denied Monsanto’s request to use 2.6 million gallons of water a day to water their highly pesticide laden poisonous so-called food. Maybe there’s hope for use yet.

When studying the world we find that the countries of Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Madeira, New Zealand, Peru, South Australia, and Switzerland have rejected GMO and kicked out Monsanto.

In California, believe it or not, the counties of Mendocino, Trinity and Marin have banned GMOs.

The countries caring little for their people are Canada, China, England, the European Union, Philippines, South Africa, and the good ol’ U S of A.

Thailand and France are on the fence. Damned if they do and damned if they don’t. And if India had its way, Monsanto would be gone in a heart’s beat.

Recently, Jon Rappaport wrote and incredible article talking about how Monsanto loves the labeling issue and could not care less one way or another.

When I go into any of the mainstream supermarkets in Hawaii and watch the shoppers it blows me away. They go to a shelf, pick a product, and put it in their cart. Never once does anyone ever read the label. And, I see basically the same thing in the natural food stores.

What that tells me is that for the most part the people are clueless with any part of any issue with GMOs. In fact, if you ask most people what they know about GMOs, their response is usually, Whaaaaaaat?

And Monsanto loves that. So if labeling happens or doesn’t happen it’s a win-win situation for them. The few people that know about GMOs and read labels will not buy them but the clueless ones that never read labels anyway will continue to buy them. And Monsanto will continue laughing all the way to the bank.

So, I say, the hell with labeling. Let’s fight to BAN GMOs in the United States. Trust me, that’s a fight that will really get Monsanto’s attention. And if that happens, so many cockroaches will come out of the woodwork it will make your head swim.

For those of you that have never seen the film “Soylent Green“, please get it and watch it and realize that in the generations to come, if we do not unite and fight, Monsanto will ultimately open the first Soylent Green factory.

In closing and to apologize for saying the same thing over and over in every article I write about GMOs, if the following do NOT say non-GMO or organic, DO NOT BUY THEM – soy, corn, cotton.

Those are the big three to stay away from. Canola, whether it says organic or non-GMO, do not touch it with a 10 foot pole unless you can tell me how an industrial solvent can be organic and good for your health.

The biotech demons are also getting into alfalfa, sugar beets, and potatoes. So sprout your own alfalfa seeds or buy them from a reputable place where you can ascertain they are not GMO.

First lady Michelle Obama gestures as she speaks at a Let’s Move event with children from Iowa schools, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at the Wells Fargo Arena in De Moines, Iowa, during her three day national tour celebrating the second anniversary of Let’s Move. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Stay way from sugar and go with honey or maple syrup. And for the most part, buy and eat as much organically grown vegetables and grains as you can to be safe.

And for you non-vegetarians out there, your dead animals are fed GMO grains as well as the feathers, blood, the dead, dying, diseased, and decayed animals not fit for sale, as well as road-kill. And if you are so fixed on the range-fed scam, it’s the saturated fat that found in all animal flesh that gives you just about every disease known to mankind.

Oh yeah, all the fish in the world are loaded with mercury, radiation, heavy metals and toxic wastes. And now, Frankensalmon does not have to be labeled as such.

Aloha!

by: Hesh Goldstein

About the author:
I have been doing a weekly radio show in Honolulu since 1981 called “Health Talk”. In 2007 I was “forced” to get a Masters degree in Nutrition because of all the doctors that would call in asking for my credentials.

They do not call in anymore. Going to www.healthtalkhawaii.com enables you, among other things, to listen to the shows. I am an activist. In addition to espousing an organic vegan diet for optimum health, I am strongly opposed to GMOs, vaccines, processed foods, MSG, aspartame, fluoridation and everything else that the pimps (Big Pharma, Monsanto and the large food companies) and the hookers (the doctors, the government agencies, the public health officials, and the mainstream media) thrust upon us, the tricks.

After being vaccinated with the DTP vaccine as a child I developed asthma. After taking the organic sulfur crystals (they are harvested from the pine trees in Louisiana) in November of 2008 for 10 days my asthma reversed and has not come back over 4 years later, 18 cases, so far, of autism have been reversed, as has cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, osteoarthritis, joint pain, astigmatism, gum disease, increased sexual activity, heavy metal and radiation elimination, parasite elimination, free radicals elimination, faster athletic recovery time, increased blood circulation, reduced inflammation, resistance to getting the flu, reduction of wrinkles, allergy reduction, reduced PMS and monthly period pain, nausea, migraines and so much more.

And it’s only possible because of the oxygen it releases that floods the cells of the body. The sulfur, as proven by the University of Southampton in England, enables the body to produce vitamin B12 and the essential amino acids.

You can find out more about this incredible nutrient also on my website - www.healthtalkhawaii.com - Products and Services. There is also an organic, 70%, cold processed dark chocolate out there that contains sulfur based zeolite, which removes radiation and heavy metals.

You can find out more by reading the article “A Dark Chocolate To Die For” on my website under Articles, or by going to www.mywaiora.com/701848.
I am 73. I have been a vegetarian since 1975 years and a vegan since 1990. I have no illnesses and take no meds. I play basketball 2 hours a week, am in 2 softball leagues, racewalk, body surf, do stand-up paddling, do weight workouts and teach women’s self defense classes based upon 25 years of Wing Chun training.
My firm belief – if it had a face and a mother or if man made it, don’t eat it.
Aloha!

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10 Scientific Studies Proving GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health

April 8, 2014 by Arjun Walia. 14 Comments.

Over the past few years, a number of countries have completely banned GMOs and the pesticides that go along with them, and they are doing so for a reason. The latest country to consider a complete ban is Russia after top government scientists recommended at least a 10 year ban.

The truth is, we don’t know enough about GMOs to deem them safe for human consumption. Believe it or not the very first commercial sale of them was only twenty years ago. There is no possible way that our health authorities can test all possible combinations on a large enough population, over a long enough period of time to be able to say with absolute certainty that they are harmless.

There are a multitude of credible scientific studies that clearly demonstrate why GMOs should not be consumed, and more are emerging every year.  There are also a number of scientists all around the world that oppose them.

By slipping it into our food without our knowledge, without any indication that there are genetically modified organisms in our food, we are now unwittingly part of a massive experiment.The FDA has said that genetically modified organisms are not much different from regular food, so they’ll be treated in the same way. The problem is this, geneticists follow the inheritance of genes, what biotechnology allows us to do is to take this organism, and move it horizontally into a totally unrelated species. Now David Suzuki doesn’t normally mate with a carrot and exchange genes, what biotechnology allows us to do is to switch genes from one to the other without regard to the biological constraints. It’s very very bad science, we assume that the principals governing the inheritance of genes vertically, applies when you move genes laterally or horizontally. There’s absolutely no reason to make that conclusion – Geneticist David Suzuki

If anybody ever tells you that we know with one hundred percent certainty that GMOs are totally safe to eat, they haven’t done their research. There is no reason GM foods should be approved safe for consumption, we just don’t know enough about them. We could easily feed the planet through organic, GMO free methods, there is absolutely no reason we need GM foods around.

Below I’ve presented just a bit of information to get you started on your research if you’re interested.

1. Multiple Toxins From GMOs Detected In Maternal and Fetal Blood

Research from Canada (the first of its kind) has successfully identified the presence of pesticides -associated with genetically modified foods in maternal, fetal and non-pregnant women’s blood. They also found the presence of Monsanto’s Bt toxin. The study was published in the Journal Reproductive Toxicology in 2011.(1) You can read the FULL study here.

“Given the potential toxicity of these environmental pollutants and the fragility of the fetus, more studies are needed, particularly those using the placental transfer approach. Thus, our present results will provide baseline data for future studies exploring a new area of research relating to nutrition, toxicology and reproduction in women. Today, obstetric-gynecological disorders that are associated with environmental chemicals are not known.  Thus, knowing the actual concentration of genetically modified foods in humans constitutes a cornerstone in the advancement of research in this area.” (1)

The study used blood samples from thirty pregnant women and thirty non-pregnant women. The study also pointed out that the fetus is considered to be highly susceptible to the adverse affects of xenobiotics (foreign chemical substance found within an organism that is not naturally produced.)  This is why the study emphasizes that knowing more about GMOs is crucial, because environmental agents could disrupt the biological events that are required to ensure normal growth and development.

2. DNA From Genetically Modified Crops Can Be Transferred Into Humans Who Eat Them

In a new study published in the peer reviewed Public Library of Science (PLOS), researchers emphasize that there is sufficient evidence that meal-derived DNA fragments carry complete genes that can enter into the human circulation system through an unknown mechanism.(2)

In one of the blood samples the relative concentration of plant DNA is higher than the human DNA.  The study was based on the analysis of over 1000 human samples from four independent studies. PLOS is an open access, well respected peer-reviewed scientific journal that covers primary research from disciplines within science and medicine. It’s great to see this study published in it, confirming what many have been suspected for years.

“Our bloodstream is considered to be an environment well separated from the outside world and the digestive tract. According to the standard paradigm large macromolecules consumed with food cannot pass directly to the circulatory system. During digestion proteins and DNA are thought to be degraded into small constituents, amino acids and nucleic acids, respectively, and then absorbed by a complex active process and distributed to various parts of the body through the circulation system. Here, based on the analysis of over 1000 human samples from four independent studies, we report evidence that meal-derived DNA fragments which are large enough to carry complete genes can avoid degradation and through an unknown mechanism enter the human circulation system. In one of the blood samples the relative concentration of plant DNA is higher than the human DNA. The plant DNA concentration shows a surprisingly precise log-normal distribution in the plasma samples while non-plasma (cord blood) control sample was found to be free of plant DNA.” (2)

This still doesn’t mean that GMOs can enter into our cells, but given the fact GMOs have been linked to cancer (later in this article) it is safe to assume it is indeed a possibility. The bottom line is that we don’t know, and this study demonstrates another cause for concern.

3. New Study Links GMOs To Gluten Disorders That Affect 18 Million Americans

This study was recently released by the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), and uses data from the US department of Agriculture, US Environmental Protection Agency, medical journal reviews as well as other independent research. (3)(4) The authors relate GM foods to five conditions that may either trigger or exacerbate gluten-related disorders, including the autoimmune disorder, Celiac Disease:

  • Intestinal permeability
  • Imbalanced gut bacteria
  • Immune activation and allergic response
  • Impaired digestion
  • Damage to the intestinal wall

The Institute for Responsible technology is a world leader in educating policy makers and the public about GMO foods and crops. The institute reports and investigates on the impact GM foods can have on health, environment, agriculture and more.

4. Study Links Genetically Modified Corn to Rat Tumors

In November 2012, The Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology published a paper titled ‘Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize’ by Gilles-Eric Seralini and his team of researchers at France’s Caen University. (5)

It was a very significant study, which obviously looks bad for the big bio tech companies like Monsanto, being the first and only long term study under controlled conditions examining the possible effects of a diet of GMO maize treated with Monsanto roundup herbicide.

This study has since been retracted, which is odd, because the journal it was published in is a very well known, reputable peer reviewed scientific journal. In order for a study to be published here it has to go through a rigorous review process.

It’s also important to note that hundreds of scientists from around the world have condemned the retraction of the study. This study was done by experts, and a correlation between GMOs and these tumors can’t be denied, something happened.

The multiple criticisms of the study have also been answered by the team of researchers that conducted the study. You can read them and find out more about the study here.

GM Crop Production is Lowering US Yields and Increasing Pesticide Use

5. Glyphosate Induces Human Breast Cancer Cells Growth via Estrogen Receptors

A study is published in the US National Library of Medicine (4) and will soon be published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. Several recent studies showed glyphosate’s potential to be an endocrine disruptor. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with the hormone system in mammals. These disruptors can cause developmental disorders, birth defects and cancer tumors. (6)

Glyphosate exerted proliferative effects only in human hormone-dependent breast cancer. We found that glyphosate exhibited a weaker estrogenic activity than estradiol. Furthermore, this study demonstrated the additive estrogenic effects of glyphosate and genisein which implied that the use of contaminated soybean products as dietary supplements may pose a risk of breast cancer because of their potential additive estrogenicity. (6)

Researchers also determined that Monsanto’s roundup is considered an “xenoestrogen,” which is a foreign estrogen that mimics real estrogen in our bodies. This can cause a number of problems that include an increased risk of various cancers, early onset of puberty, thyroid issues, infertility and more.

6. Glyphosate Linked To Birth Defects

A group of scientists put together a comprehensive review of existing data that shows how European regulators have known that Monsanto’s glyphosate causes a number of birth malformations since at least 2002. Regulators misled the public about glyphosate’s safety, and in Germany the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety told the European Commission that there was no evidence to suggest that glyphosate causes birth defects. (7)

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GMO silent Killers & Local Meeting! Mar 29/14 Print E-mail
Friday, 28 March 2014 14:00

GMO silent Killers & Local Meeting! Mar 29/14

Former Gov’t Scientist says GMOs are A Silent Killer

Cdsapi’s Added Comment: It is high time to do some serious, critical, precautionary thinking before we allow the ignorant arrogance and arrogant ignorance of human warped intelligence to redesign the natural world into inevitable extinction and oblivion.   
“Do it, and see what happens” is like jumping off a cliff to see if you wind up as splatter at the bottom.  Not a risk you can afford to take – and survive!.

If we continue to eat GMOs, we will soon have an entire  population too sick to function, and certainly unable to reproduce healthy offspring.

You can bet your bottom dollar that the Elite families eat non-GMO - organic. 
They are the ones who have planned the GMOs for the REST of us.

Off the Grid News

GMO Scientist Changes His Mind After He Saw The Results.
Former Gov’t Scientist says GMOs are A Silent Killer

For much of two decades, soil biologist and molecular biologist Thierry Vrain worked for the Canadian government and defended genetically modified (GMO) crops to the public, telling them they were safe to plant and eat.  Then he left his position, began having second thoughts -- and changed his mind.

A former scientist with Canada’s version of the USDA (Agriculture Canada), Vrain is now one of the leading experts opposing genetically modified foods, and he’s this week’s guest on Off The Grid Radio.

GMOs, Vrain says, are silently making Americans and Canadians sick - all with the governments’ naïve support.

Vrain also explains:

Why the science truly is against GMO crops.

What he sees as the future of the GMO debate.

What led him to change his mind on GMOs.

Now retired, Vrain is free to speak his mind about the science of GMOs.  If you care about the food you and your children eat, don’t miss this week’s episode.

Click here to listen to this week's interview.
http://www.offthegridnews.com/2014/03/27/former-govt-scientist-gmos-a-silent-killer

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Hydro Meeting, US Rights & Billings,Rates Mar 25/14 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 20:31

Hydro Meeting, US Rights & Billings, Rates Mar 25/14

Kelowna free meeting April 6/14

Subject: update 2014-03-24 US Dept of Interior Attacks FCC for allowing RF radiation to harm wildlife
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:54:56 -0700

1)   The US Dept of Interior attacks the FCC because the radiation from cell towers is affecting wildlife, and criticizes the FCC for outdated standards. But what about people? Who is fighting for better standards for us? This needs to be sent to the media, to MPs and MLAs, Health Canada, Perry Kendall, physicians, and circulated widely. This really is major.

Dept. of Interior Attacks FCC regarding Adverse Impact of Cell Tower Radiation on Wildlife

http://www.saferemr.com/2014/03/dept-of-interior-attacks-fcc-regarding.html

2)   Kelowna presentation, please mark your calendars:

SMARTMETERS – THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY

Face the Smartmeter threat

  • Realize this invisible public health challenge
  • Protect yourself and your family

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

Find out more.  See a demo of EMF pollution detection.  Be prepared and know how to stand up for your rights.

FREE Presentation 2:30 pm Sunday April 6th, 2014

Unitarian Fellowship of Kelowna, 1310 Bertram St.

Co hosted by the Kelowna Chapter of the Council of Canadians

3)   A very good audio with debate with Devra Davis, Louis Slesin and Lloyd Morgan:

On today's Your Call, we’ll begin a week-long series about digital communication devices and way they influence our health and private and public space. Cell phones and computers have revolutionized how we communicate, but how do they really work? What do you want to know about the invisible web that connects us and the possible side effects?  Join the conversation on the next your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-should-we-understand-invisible-web-connects-our-digital-devices

4)   A documentary I mentioned in an earlier update, is available for free, and a member sent what he believes is the link to the full length film:

http://ffilms.org/terms-and-conditions-may-apply-2013/

Recommendation of a new documentary about privacy and what’s happening with our personal data, being shown at the Toronto Film Festival. From this info. it appears it can be seen for free on-line. (I haven’t tried it.)

“If you believe the privacy promises of online giants like Google and Facebook, then Cullen Hoback’s doc will remove the scales from your eyes and your hand away from your mouse.” Peter Howell, The Toronto Star

5)    Not $meter, but important re. RF radiation.  The lawyer fighting Portland to allow children to go to school without being exposed to wifi all day put together a youtube of presentations done at a recent hearing. Well worth watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-nYxZHak6I

6)   A new bill being presented in Ohio, legislating that people have the choice to determine if they want to keep their analog or not. The ACLU of Ohio supports this bill. We need to have the legal right for this choice, too, just as people in California already have.

HB 368 – Smart Meter Customer Rights (2013-2014)

http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=130_HB_368 Status:   Pending

Summary:

HB 368 requires electric utility companies to obtain customer consent before replacing traditional electrical meters with “smart meters,” which monitor consumer electricity usage and communicate this information back to the utility company. It also requires that utility companies provide plain-language descriptions of exactly what information will be monitored and remotely communicated to the company by the meter. Lastly, it allows consumers to choose not to have a smart meter installed and allows those who already have one installed to require its removal for any reason, while prohibiting utility companies from charging additional fees to these individuals.


The ACLU of Ohio supports HB 368 because it provides consumer protections for Ohio energy customers, neither requiring nor prohibiting smart meter use but instead giving decision-making power back to the consumer. While installation of smart meters is encouraged because of their environmental and cost benefits, there have also been growing numbers of consumer complaints regarding safety and privacy concerns. Simply put, Ohioans should be allowed to choose whether or not they want a device in their homes that monitors all their energy usage data. The home is, after all, afforded the greatest level of privacy protection under the US constitution. HB 368 allows Ohioans to interact with their electric utility companies in the way they see fit, and the ACLU of Ohio supports this bill and other legislation that strengthens the right to privacy in the home.

7)   Companies are beginning to talk more openly about reasons behind the “stupid grid”, and many of the reasons are concerned with marketing, getting our data, selling us their goods.

But the number one example Deshmukh gives of a disruptive entrant is Amazon, which could offer a smart lifestyle where energy is only one element.
“I predict Amazon will enter the energy market, not because they want to enter the energy market, but because they may want to offer me a complete smart living life. They will want to be selling you the appliances, selling you all the content and information you enjoy, selling you a smart car, and sell you all sorts of stuff for your home, and they will guarantee to be selling you the cheapest energy that powers all of that.”

http://utilityweek.co.uk/news/interview-sacha-deshmukhceo-smart-meters-central-delivery-body-cdb/990492#.UzCqv7lOXbh

Letters:

An open letter from a customer in Florida – complaining about the same lies, distortion, and lack of integrity that are occurring here in BC.

http://memoryholeblog.com/2014/03/22/an-open-letter-to-florida-power-and-light-ceo-james-l-robo/


From a member:

Things I learned from reading my BC Hydro bill.
(I already have a headache!)

Increases dated 1 April 2012:

1. Daily basic charge increase from $ 0.1448 to $ 0.1505 a 3.94 % increase.

(The customer cost is the number of days in billing period times the daily basic charge).

2. Kwh step 1 cost increase 6.670 cents to 6.800 cents per kWh, a 1.95 % increase.

3. Kwh step 2 cost increase 9.620 cents to 10.190 cents per kWh, a 5.925 % increase.

NOTE: BC Hydro computes the step based on 22 kWh per day demand to determine when the step occurs, so it's not a fixed number each month (Go figure).

4. Rate rider % on basic charge plus kWh used increased from 2.5% to 5% a 100% increase.

5. Back then in 2012, HST was applied to both of the basic charges and to the rate rider %.

Increases dated 1 April 2013:

 

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Hydro Illegal BCUC complicity,Europe & Cell Towers! Mar 23/14 Print E-mail
Saturday, 22 March 2014 21:20

Hydro Illegal BCUC complicity,Europe & Cell Towers! Mar 23/14

Subject: Update 2014-03-20 BCUC says that they cannot stop Hydro from breaking the law.
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:50:51 -0700

1)   You probably wonder what is happening with the BCUC re the legacy fees. We still haven’t heard anything about when a decision might be announced. As soon as I hear anything I will let you know.

Our lawyer submitted a document to the BCUC pointing out several mis-statements made by BC Hydro, as well as arguing that it is unfair for people who have analogs to be charged a fee if those with smeters in the same area are being read manually. This document is at http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/uploads/scribd/BCUC5.pdf

2)   Hydro is breaking the law – the Tariff Act – when it removes or attempts to remove a “legacy” meter without permission. This is a law, just like any other law, that should carry consequences when it is broken. I would encourage everyone to take a photo of your meter as it is today, hopefully well protected with No Trespass Signs on them (it is a criminal act to remove or damage such a sign). If Hydro takes your meter, damages your protection, immediately take another picture, and then demand return of your analog because THAT’S THE LAW!!

3)   I received a very disturbing letter from Patrick Wruck in response to my letter charging that BC Hydro was guilty of perpetrating a fraudulent contract due to the lies and mis-information that they had given us in order to deceive us into accepting the smeter. The letter is below, along with my response. In essence what he was saying is the BCUC’s hands are tied by Directive 4 (the Order in Council which says BCUC must allow fees to be charged those of us with “legacy” meters, and instructs BCUC to not do anything to interfere with the smeter program. Obviously BCUC takes this to mean that Hydro can do anything it wants, can break the law in any manner, without being held responsible or without ramifications. When I get the response, I will share.

4)   More crazy billing problems:

Last evening, after getting home from work I noticed another B.C. Hydro envelope on the table for me, after my wife had brought in the mail.   I noticed the envelope and its contents where quite thick (most unusual compared to previous bills) and also thinking why are they all of a sudden starting to send me a paper bill again!

Anyway….in the envelope where “twenty-four” bills!    Most were ‘credits’..some of many hundreds of bills, and some were bills of more than one hundred dollars.   For many years now I’ve been on the equalization bill payment method…so this was wild in being out of the norm!   All of these where for the months of March and April as well….and we haven’t even hit April yet!!     My Hydro bills have been $49.00 on the equalization setup, so that’s what I paid for the month of March.   Many of these (not all) have the $35.00 fee for not jumping to their smart meter as well, but to date I haven’t paid any of their extortion fee’s as of yet.

To date, I’ve done nothing with these twenty four bills, and will just keep them for safe keeping if/when needed to show how silly all this is in the future.   I’m wondering if they have robots that send these out, as I wouldn’t think any sane individual would have the gall to not go through all these and at the very least come up with an ‘end’ bill, of either a credit or money owed.

….the insanity continues.

5)   A member sent this youtube, which gives a lot of food for thought. Only 11 minutes long, so please watch. Then please give ideas about how this can be used to fight smeters. I can see how it would work locally to fight cell transmitters (a strong antenna siting policy written by council and supported by the community could prevent cell towers in residential/school areas, as occurred in a few places, including Nanaimo recently). We need to organize to counteract the tyranny of this government and the corporate rule that is occurring.

"We do have power.  That's the real top secret."  Daniel Ellsberg, top secret Pentagon analyst who released the Pentagon Papers exposing the lies and corruption behind the Vietnam war, on being found not guilty of treason.

Local Communities Dismantling Corporate Rule, part 1  http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=8Prylnj4NQ8

6)   Thomas Wheeler, the new head of the US FCC, has been involved with telecommunications corporations for decades. Now as head of the FCC, he is looking forward to phasing out “legacy” services, beginning with schools.

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/wheeler-plans-usf-strike-force/129840

7)   Not smeter, but VERY important, especially for parents. Please read, and share, this amazing brochure prepared by members who are fighting wifi in schools:

http://parentsforasafeschool.blogspot.ca/

8)   Like many utilities, Florida Light and Power is charging a fee to “read the meters” for those who keep their analogs. This one is $13 a month, but no deception about the additional work that needed to be done, the special systems needing to be maintained, etc. – just pay for reading the meter. Is Hydro lying yet again – purely to raise the fees so most people will cave and accept the smeter? Also, why can’t we keep the analogs which are safer (don’t cause fires and don’t emit radiation) and are cheaper to maintain?  Hydro lies, saying analogs are not available. Please tell me where utilities in  California, Florida and other states are getting them.

http://www.abc-7.com/story/25009879/smart-meter-opponents-get-added-charges-from-fpl#.UytRFLlOXbg

9)   Given the fact that Fortis (electric) has been approved for $meters for its approx.. 115,000 custiomer, I have been asked if Fortis (Gas) is installing “stupid” gas meters, too. No, they are not. According to current regulations, Fortis (Gas) will have to apply to BCUC for approval of their program, just as it did for its electrical program.  This article says that the gas smetering isn’t as attractive as the electrical one, and is not proceeding as rapidly. If we can win our fight against the electrical meters, perhaps the gas smeters will not be a battle we have to confront.

http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2014/03/18/3358286/research-and-markets-global-gas.html

Letters:

PATRICK WRUCK CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIALIST Complaints@bcuc.com web site: http://www.bcuc.com
VIA MAIL
Ms. Sharon Noble
Dear Ms. Noble:
March 13, 2014
Re: British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority Customer Complaint - Noble, S. - Smart Meter Program
SIXTH FLOOR, 900 HOWE STREET, BOX 250 VANCOUVER, BC CANADA V6Z 2N3 TELEPHONE: (604) 660-4700
BC TOLL FREE: 1-800-663-1385 FACSIMILE: (604) 660-1102
Log No. 45231
Thank you for your email to the BC Utilities Commission dated February 27, 2014. Your email was forwarded to the complaints department as the concerns raised in your email are outside of the scope of the Meter Choices Proceeding. As such, this matter is being handled as a complaint.
In your email you acknowledged your understanding and awareness of Direction No. 4 which prohibits the Commission from exercising a power under the Utilities Commission Act that would directly or indirectly prevent
BC Hydro from any of its smart meter installations and operations. In this context, we believe your reference and requests to apply sections 23 and 73 are suggestive of activities that would contradict that Direction. Specifically, you " ... ask the BCUC to invoke Section 73 of The [Utilities Commission] Act, demand a cessation of BC Hydro's duplicitous actions and allow any and all who were forced into this fraudulent contract the right to reconsider participation in it."
There are several provisions in Direction No. 4 issued by the government of British Columbia on September 25, 2013 that do not allow the Commission to take such actions.
Subsection 4 (1) of Direction No. 4 to the BC Utilities Commission states:
The Commission must not exercise a power under the Act in a way that would directly or indirectly prevent the authority from installing, operating or providing services in respect of legacy meters, smart meters and radio-off meters.   (my highlighting)
Subsection 4 (2) of Direction No. 4 to the BC Utilities Commission further states:
The Commission must not require the authority to install a legacy meter or radio-off meter for (a) a non-residential customer, or (b) an applicable customer, if a smart meter is installed at the applicable premises of the applicable customer on or after the date this direction comes into force.
As such, according to subsection 4 (1) and (2) of Direction No. 4 to the BC Utilities Commission, the Commission does not have the jurisdiction to allow customers "to reconsider participation in it [i.e. the smart meter program)" under any provision of the Utilities Commission Act. By invoking section 73, or any other section of the Utilities Commission Act, the Commission would be contravening Subsection 4 (1) of Direction No. 4 to the BC Utilities Commission. Furthermore, by allowing customers to reconsider their participation in the program, the Commission would be contravening subsection 4 (2). Subsection 4 (2) clearly states that the Commission must not allow customers with a smart meter installed as of September 25, 2013, to have a legacy meter or radio-off meter installed after September 25,2013. As a result of Direction No. 4, your request is outside of the jurisdiction of the Commission and legally no action can be taken by the Commission.
In your email you also raise concerns about the information provided by BC Hydro regarding the technical specifics and capabilities of smart meters, the method of selecting these meters, communication about these meters and matters related to their installation. These matters are outside of the jurisdiction of the Commission as the Commission is not authorized to interfere with the smart meter program in accordance with the Clean Energy Act. Further, you also raise concerns about property rights and damages. These matters are also beyond the jurisdiction of the Commission and may be better suited for litigation. While we appreciate the concerns you raise, as all of the issues raised in your email relate to the smart meter program, the Commission cannot take any further action. As such, we will not be investigating these matters further.
Thank you for contacting the Commission.
PW/kbb
*****  My response:

From: Dennis and Sharon Noble [mailto:dsnoble@shaw.ca]
Sent: March 19, 2014 3:15 PM
To: Patrick Wruck
Cc: 'alison.rhodes@bcuc.com'; 'liisa.ohara@bcuc.com'; 'michael.harle@bcuc.com'; 'dennis.cote@bcuc.com'; 'norman.macmurchy@bcuc.com'; 'david.morton@bcuc.com'; 'richard.revel@bcuc.com'; 'carol.brown@bcuc.com'; 'bernard.magnan@bcuc.com'; 'cos.vanwermeskerken@bcuc.com'; 'commission.secretary@bcuc.com'
Subject: Further to Complaint -- Fraudulent Contract by BC Hydro

Dear Mr. Wruck,

Thank you for your letter of March 13, in response to mine of Feb. 27, in which I raised concerns and accused BC Hydro of having lied, deceived, and provided misinformation to the public concerning the smart meter program.

I acknowledged that under Directive 4 and the Clean Energy Act the BCUC is prohibited from directly or indirectly  preventing the installation of the smart meters and the implementation of the smart meter program.

Nowhere in your letter do you deny that actions taken by BC Hydro are improper and fraudulent. Rather you say that there is nothing that BCUC can do, even under Sections 23 and 73, because of Directive 4 and the Clean Energy Act.

Sir, this implies that Directive 4 and the CEA include an exemption for BC Hydro from all laws, that BC Hydro cannot be held liable for fraud or even for endangering the public’s health, privacy and well-being. This implies that people who have been given the smart meters against their wishes through lies, deceit, or abuse should have no recourse, and that BCUC is unable to direct BC Hydro to cease its actions.

Can you please provide me with the sections of these documents which order the BCUC to condone such actions? Please provide me with any internal communication which allows BCUC to disregard its duty under the BC Utilities Commission Act, thereby permitting BC Hydro to commit and to continue to commit these acts.

I look forward to receiving your response.

Yours truly,

Sharon Noble

Subject: Update 2014-03-19 Plans for large cell tower in Abbotsford
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:44:08 -0700

1)   From a member re. proposed cell tower in Abbotsford;

I located an article with reference to a cell tower which :will be larger and more prominent than normal towers” as written with in The Bradner  (very small community area only newspaper ) March 2014. This tower is located within the ALR  (6738 Bradner Rd Abbotsford)  and as it will require the use and removal of agricultural land in excess of what is usual. (An article from last fall with details: http://www.abbynews.com/news/231010401.html)

2)  The cell companies want to put small cellular transmitters for cell phone use on telephone or Hydro poles. This will allow them to put a cell transmitter outside homes, close to schools, increasing the RF levels tremendously where spend our time. This is just the beginning. If Telus can put one on, then Rogers, Verizon and every other company will, too. This is our municipal land, our councils should say no. As I get more detailed information on these transmitters I will share.

http://www.comoxvalleyecho.com/article/20140311/COMOX0101/303119966/-1/comox/telus-to-use-small-cells-to-increase-service-capacity-and-coverage-in

3) Ontarians complain of bills more than doubling since installation of $meter. And this seems to be a “correct” bill, not an error like so many.  It is happening here, too, and this is before time of use billing.

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/03/16/toronto-hydro-hits-senior-with-whopping-bill

A news interview about “fuel poverty” in Ontario. How long before it comes to BC? For some it has already.

(video 06:24) 'Fuel Poverty' coming to Ontario? - Sun News - March 17, 2014:
- http://bcove.me/0n6dk3oq

 

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New GMO Threat & EPA Fraud Mar 22/14 Print E-mail
Friday, 21 March 2014 21:53

New GMO Threat & EPA Fraud Mar 22/14

By Daniel Taylor  Old-thinkernews

Within 50 years we could have more life forms invented in a lab than we have ever identified in nature.” – Fidelity Investments

This year [Evolva] will release a product that has been created by genetically modified yeast that converts sugars to vanillin. It will be the first major synthetic-biology food additive to hit supermarkets.” - Nature.com

A Switzerland based company called Evolva has developed a synthetic vanilla that is set to be released in 2014. The vanilla is created using a process of genetic engineering called synthetic biology.

Synthetic biology, according to a 2005 European Commission paper is “…the engineering of biology… the synthesis of complex, biologically based (or inspired) systems which display functions that do not exist in nature.” Unlike the older science of splicing genes from different species together, synthetic biology is seeking to create whole new organisms that do not exist on earth.

Evolva’s synthetic vanilla is created by inserting computer coded DNA into yeast. This new method of genetic engineering is called “natural” by Evolva.

Environmental organizations like Friends of the Earth have recognized the potential danger posed by synthetic biology. In its Synthetic Biology Vanillin fact sheet, FoE points out the distinct lack of oversight regarding the health impact of ingesting these engineered ingredients. The organization has launched a campaign called No Synbio Vanilla to tell ice cream makers Haagen Dazs, Dreyers, Baskin Robbins and others not to use synthetic biology vanilla.

Foods that have been genetically modified in the “traditional” method have been linked to sterility in hamsters. The dramatic rise in food allergies has also been speculated to be linked to GMO foods. What health impacts will emerge after eating foods with synthetic DNA that our environment and our bodies have never before encountered?

The Big Picture

Synthetic biology goes well beyond engineering our food. Geneticist Craig Venter is a pioneer in the field of synthetic biology. In 2010 the media hailed his team’s success in creating “the first self-replicating species we’ve had on the planet whose parent is a computer.”

Currently, companies cannot patent naturally occuring DNA. Synthetic biology will allow syn-bio companies a loophole through patent laws. “One could theoretically upload a DNA sequence onto a computer, “print out” an exact copy of that DNA sequence, and patent the synthetic DNA sequence as an invention,” Gene Watch reports.

Google founder Larry Page met with Craig Venter in California at the Edge billionaires meeting in 2010. Also present were representatives from the State department, Bill Gates, Anne Wojcicki, Bill Joy and dozens of other tech company CEO’s and scientists.

The Edge Billionaire meetings have discussed the future of genetic engineering, biocomputation and re-designing humanity in a transhumanist era. Physicist Freeman Dyson described the individuals leading this group as having god-like power to create entirely new species on earth in a “New Age of Wonder”. He describes them as:

“…a new generation of artists, writing genomes as fluently as Blake and Byron wrote verses, might create an abundance of new flowers and fruit and trees and birds to enrich the ecology of our planet.”

In the societal divide that will inevitably ensue over the development of these technologies, Fred Charles Ikle, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy under President Reagan, sees a possibility of “Annihilation from Within.” “The prospect is that in the decades ahead, biotechnology – together with other sciences – may fundamentally change the human species and thus pose an elemental threat to democracy, the world order, and indeed to all civilizations,” writes Ikle.

The technological elite are engaged in a mission to attain full spectrum dominance over life and its complex processes, and in the process re-write the genetic code of the planet.

Massive Fraud Has Been Unveiled at the EPA (Again)

Posted on March 13, 2014 A lightning War for Liberty

While I doubt anyone reading this will be shocked by major fraud at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the potential extent of the fraud is huge, and we still have no idea how big it is.

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