Month: February 2014

Links Between Chemicals in Our Food and ADHD

A study published in the Lancet in 2007 related an increase in artificial colors with an increase in hyperactivity in children.

Another study out of the Lancet published in 2014 found a correlation between a number of neurobehavioral effects (like autism and ADHD) and several chemicals found in food, water and pharmaceutical drugs, as well as industrial practices. The summary of this study included this statement:

“To control the pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity, we propose a global prevention strategy. Untested chemicals should not be presumed to be safe to brain development, and chemicals in existing use and all new chemicals must therefore be tested for developmental neurotoxicity.”

While I realize these links are only to abstracts and summaries, rather than the hard data, they do conform to a larger body of data that has been accumulating.  I find it interesting that an establishment source like the Lancet is paying closer attention to what, to some degree for the last thirty years, has been an outlier topic.  

I hope this suggests a greater scrutiny in the future over what people are consuming.

A Rarely Voiced Perspective.

http://owningyourshit.blogspot.com/2012/03/transcript-of-men-not-marrying-how-deep.html

It’s not everyday that you read a criticism of feminism at all, let alone from a female.  While the blogger doesn’t directly confront feminist philosophy, or the traditional (religious?) philosophy either, it is implied in her arguments.  

As a male in his thirties I can’t say I couldn’t relate to her commentary, especially the near-non-existence of  positive, competent, virtuous male archetypes in media, as well as the issues she raises about establishing an identity, and how status informs relationships.

I was also very intrigued by her analysis of “reproductive currency”.  That is well worth further investigation, and is probably an essay in itself.  It is definitely an interesting lens to look at a culture through.

Do yourself a favor and read.

Climate Fluctuations

It’s been a rough winter.  The talking heads discuss it ad nauseam, and the policy makers attempt to leverage public consent, but there are a few factors that are never mentioned in “polite” conversation, geoengineering and ionospheric heaters, first and foremost, existing technologies that are being implemented already; but also, there is another even more peculiar facet to this topic that is rarely brought up, even in circles that discuss the above technologies, and that is the commoditization of the weather.

Here are a few links on this subject:

Here is a video that is a good overview to the subject by James Corbett, someone whose work I return to a lot.  Not only is he a lucid and thorough investigator, but he supplies links to information so you can look at where he is drawing his information from, and the links serve as a great jumping off point if you become interested in a subject and want to explore it yourself.

This is a short documentary called Holes in Heaven.  The quality isn’t very good on the documentary, but the information is.  The documentary is a great source for names of researchers and inventors in the field of electromagnetism, atmospheric science, and HAARP (the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program).  The work of many of these people is worth looking into.

Lastly, here are two excerpts from an interview of Nick Begich by Infowars (here and here). The first link discusses HAARP specifically, the second discusses the strategic location of Alaska. The second link only indirectly relates to commoditization as it relates to weather, but Begich’s analysis of natural resource shipping through the arctic circle has serious implications that climate plays a large role in, and while you could consider this discussion just armchair intellectualization, but read this excerpt from a white paper (here) by the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS):

“[T]his report will evaluate both the economic benefits of an increasingly open Arctic region and the costs of exploring the riches of the American Arctic by framing an economic strategy built upon six critical economic components: oil and gas development, mineral resources, shipping, fisheries, tourism, and, finally, the regional infrastructure required to support and sustain the first five components.”

(I would like to note that among the trustees of  CSIS are Zbigniew Brzezinski, and Heinz (Henry) Kissenger). Here is a link to the entire interview with Begich, which I highly recommend.  It covers a wide array of subjects, and he is very well informed and insightful.

Also this link is to an abstract for a paper that discusses weather derivatives.  Here is what it says:

“New options on weather from Enron are described, in particular floors, swaps, and caps on heating degree days. An electric utility is considering whether to purchase a weather derivative to offset the risk of low volume of kilowatt hours. After understanding the nature and purpose of the contract, students will structure the option in preparation for valuing it.”

Enron was not the end of derivative experimentation in regards to weather, but simply the beta test.  The areas energy and insurance, as well as agriculture, have an interest in derivatives in order to offset the risks of any given season.  These are tremendously large markets, with high volatility potentials.  So weather control/ weather manipulation is the leverage point of these markets.

Questioning The Snowden Story

No one has done a more thorough job of critically analyzing the story of Edward Snowden than Sibel Edmonds.

Here is an editorial piece she recently did that contains links to her analyses.  Her questions of the inconsistencies of the story as the media and the people involved have presented it, as well as the behaviors of the journalists since that time, specifically the potential conflict of interest raised by going into business with former paypal executive/part-founder Omidyar (who also has connections to booz allen hamilton, Snowden’s former employer) are important facets of the story that have gone widely under reported.

These considerations are all the more questionable when compared with the treatment of another NSA whistleblower, Russell Tice ( a primary source for the 2005 New York Times expose of Bush administration wiretapping), who, since the Snowden story broke, has been more forthcoming, who is more credible, and whose revelations are severely damning, and illustrative of the abuse of power currently being perpetrated by the NSA (and the intelligence cartels writ large).

Sibel Edmonds interviewed him, and it went almost entirely unreported, overlooked, and when it was spoken about it was minimized.

Police Brutality

Police Brutality

The link above makes some disturbing conclusions about police. I found this statistic particularly disturbing:

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I know many good cops.  I’ve had a lot of good interactions with cops. There does, unfortunately seem to be a trend that needs to be reversed.  I think things may have begun to change when Dyncorp took over the hiring of police in the early 2000s.

It is important to remember that despite the fact that there are many good police men and women, as a system of authority, at key periods of cultural development the police are on the wrong side of history.  Always.  Good individuals do bad things when pressured by authority and groupthink.