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Saturday, August 2, 2014


We are the knight!
 
 
This world is a scary place.  We’re born. We’re raised. We fight to get our own future.  AND, THEN, we truly learn.  Why aren’t we taught about what the future holds when we’re young?  Why aren’t we taught about how horrific our futures will be if we aren’t conforming, and kissing buttocks?  I understand that my parents, as well as those of all the children in the world, want to save us from the misery, but, it’s not misery, it’s reality.  We need to be taught and instructed during our younger years, so we can be prepared for the future – our impending monetary “death,” loss of life, loss of hope, and the inability to live.  Don’t know about everyone else, but I’m tired of being a slave to society.  Not sure how to change it, but I feel an inexplicable need to do so….for my children…for the future of our children.  For the global sanity.  We are the knight!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monsanto: The Seed is Safe, We Swear. But what of the Pesticides?

Monsanto wants you to know:  GMOs are safe, and haven't proven to be responsible for any health related problems in the nearly 20 years that humans, cattle and the like have been consuming these altered foods.  If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you!  Check out this photograph of a GMO farmer prepping Mansanto's pesticides which will be applied to the seed and subsequent crops that we are consuming.  Yeh, right, looks perfectly safe to me.  PLEASE.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Big Oil's Monopoly on Oil Containment Technology Ruined Our Gulf

For those who continue to follow my Blog, Thank You.  As you've noticed, there is a tight connection between most of the topics I relate to the readers, and Big Oil.  Well, the below link merely proves my point even further.  How long are we going to allow the oil industry to rule our world?  Will there ever be enough power to overcome them?  Probably not. 

So, we have to sit back, and let them destroy OUR environment, make US sick, while they sleep peacefully in their billion dollar homes, sustain their families with untainted/GMO free foods, purified water, and filtered air, and wait for US to die?  God I hope not! 

Activist Post: Lawsuit Claims BP and Courts Colluded to Keep Monopoly on Oil Containment Tech

Morgellons: Official Research and Findings

Numerous months ago I signed up for DovePress, a website for clinical publications and findings.  Today, while reviewing a current research article that was just released to the public, I noted in the website's sidebar, a section for most viewed articles.  And, the following, extracted from the site, is the number one read/viewed article.  While from May, 2010, it most likely remains the most current defining research on Morgellons, and is a MUST READ.  Sorry the cut-and-paste quality is so poor, but the original was in PDF.  You can sign up at the DovePress website if you'd like to view the article and others in their original form.

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Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
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Morgellons disease: Analysis of a population
with clinically confirmed microscopic
subcutaneous fibers of unknown etiology
Virginia R Savely1
Raphael B Stricker2
1TBD Medical Associates, San
Francisco, CA, USA; 2International
Lyme and Associated Diseases Society,
Bethesda, MD, USA
Correspondence: Raphael B Stricker
450 Sutter Street, Suite 1504,
San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Tel +1 415 399 1035
Fax +1 415 399 1057
Email rstricker@usmamed.com
Background: Morgellons disease is a controversial illness in which patients complain of
stinging,
burning, and biting sensations under the skin. Unusual subcutaneous fibers are the
unique objective finding. The etiology of Morgellons disease is unknown, and diagnostic criteria
have yet to be established. Our goal was to identify prevalent symptoms in patients with
clinically confirmed subcutaneous fibers in order to develop a case definition for Morgellons
disease.
Methods: Patients with subcutaneous fibers observed on physical examination (designated
as the fiber group) were evaluated using a data extraction tool that measured clinical and
demographic characteristics. The prevalence of symptoms common to the fiber group was
then compared with the prevalence of these symptoms in patients with Lyme disease and no
complaints of skin fibers.
Results: The fiber group consisted of 122 patients. Significant findings in this group were
an association with tick-borne diseases and hypothyroidism, high numbers from two states
(Texas and California), high prevalence in middle-aged Caucasian women, and an increased
prevalence of smoking and substance abuse. Although depression was noted in 29% of the
fiber patients, pre-existing delusional disease was not reported. After adjusting for nonspecific
symptoms, the most common symptoms reported in the fiber group were: crawling sensations
under the skin; spontaneously appearing, slow-healing lesions; hyperpigmented scars when
lesions heal; intense pruritus; seed-like objects, black specks, or “fuzz balls” in lesions or on
intact skin; fine, thread-like fibers of varying colors in lesions and intact skin; lesions containing
thick, tough, translucent fibers that are highly resistant to extraction; and a sensation of
something trying to penetrate the skin from the inside out.
Conclusions: This study of the largest clinical cohort reported to date provides the basis for
an accurate and clinically useful case definition for Morgellons disease.
Keywords: Morgellons, subcutaneous fibers, pruritus, delusions of parasitosis, Lyme disease,
skin lesions
Introduction
Morgellons disease is a poorly understood multisystem illness characterized by stinging,
biting, and crawling sensations under the skin.1 According to the Morgellons Research
Foundation (MRF) website, more than 14,000 families are reportedly affected by this
emerging disease.2 Considerable suffering occurs as thread-like fibers work their way

Monday, June 24, 2013

Have Your Ears Checked, Springtails May Be Why You Can't Hear the Truth

There's an abundance of information out there related to Collembola/Springtails, just as there is to Morgellons and other unexplained illness.  However, there are rarely any of the two that are openly intertwined. 

Here's a few more facts regarding these prehistoric "friends" of ours.  What they don't say is that they can be found living in the silk of corn ears that you buy, etc. YUM, extra protein!  NOT.

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Springtails

R.L. Koch, M.A. Carrillo, and W.D. Hutchison Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Introduction

click to enlargeThough considered insects by some people, springtails (Collembolla) belong to a more primitive group of arthropods, called the Ellipura. Springtails inhabit many different regions of the world, and are even able to survive the extreme conditions of Antarctica. To date, 6000 species are known worldwide; however, in North America, fewer than 20 species cause damage to crops. Springtails live in humid environments such as leaf litter, under the bark of the trees, worm beds, snow fields, and nests built by social insects. In indoor environments, these organisms can inhabit dark, humid places such as basements, bathrooms, sinks and drainages. Springtails are thought to be the second most abundant group of soil-dwelling organisms in the world, only after the soil-dwelling mites. In general, springtails can have population densities ranging from 300 million to 1.4 billion per acre depending on factors such as humidity and organic matter content.

Description

click to enlargeSpringtails are minute six-legged arthropods with a body size generally ranging from 0.25 to 8 mm long, although some reach up to 10 mm (see photos). These organisms have only 6 abdominal segments, lack wings and their body color varies greatly from white to pale brown to red to purple. In some instances, they may also have elaborate patterns on their bodies.


click to enlargeThe word “collembola” originates from the Greek words kola, meaning glue, and embolon, meaning peg, referring to a ventral appendage (i.e., the collophore). The collophore was once believed to serve as an attaching mechanism, but is now believed to have importance in maintaining water balance. The common name “springtail” refers to the ability of these organisms to “jump” when disturbed , or during mating. Springtails can jump (up to 100 mm) with the help of a forked appendage, called the furcula, at the tip of the abdomen (see black&white image at top of page). The furcula is generally bent forward and held close to the underside of the abdomen. The furcula can be rapidly extended backwards propelling the individual into the air. However, in some species this mechanism has atrophied.

Biology and Life Cycle

Springtails are generally considered to be detritivores (i.e., feed on decaying organic matter), but some species are herbivores or carnivores. Many of these organisms feed on decaying plant material, fungi, bacteria, arthropod feces, algae and pollen. Their mouthparts can be either chewing-biting or piercing-sucking.
Springtails present an ametabolous life cycle, meaning that they do not undergo metamorphosis. Females can lay up to 400 eggs during their lifetime. Eggs are about 0.2 mm in diameter, spherical, and are laid singly or in clusters. After about 10 days, the eggs hatch into juveniles (hatching rate is temperature dependent). Juvenile stages are similar to the adult stages, but they are smaller and without reproductive organs. In about 6 days, and after 5-8 molts, juveniles become adults. Adults will continue to molt, and are long lived with some individuals living for more than one year. An individual may experience up to 40-50 molts during its lifetime.

Damage

click to enlargeclick to enlargeAs stated before, most springtails feed primarily on decaying organic matter, and are rarely seen as crop pests. However, some species, such as the garden springtail, Bourltiella hortensis Fitch, feed on living plant tissues, generally preferring young leaves. Feeding from these herbivorous species results in small holes and surface scarring on the leaves (see photos, left). The damage resembles that of flea beetles. Roots are also fed on by some species, such as Onychiurus spp. Springtails have been reported feeding on many different vegetable crops, for example: beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrot, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, lettuce, onion, pea, potato, pumpkin, radish, spinach, squash, tomato and watermelon. Turf and ornamental plants are also sometimes fed on by springtails. In Australia, alfalfa is attacked by the lucerne flea, Sminthurus viridis. Not surprisingly, the humid conditions and abundance of organic matter in mushroom cellars can contribute to outbreaks of Hypogastrura armata on commercial mushrooms. Feeding within a crop often occurs over only a small area, but will occasionally be more expansive, and in rare occasions result in loss of an entire crop.
Aside from the agricultural setting, springtails can also attain pest status in urban environments. Under humid conditions, large numbers of springtails will sometimes move into buildings from nearby compost or other organic matter. Once in a home, the presence alone of springtails can be a nuisance to home owners. Springtails can also become a nuisance in the potting soil of household plants, if the soil is kept too moist. In the food processing industry, springtails can be considered secondary pests when unintentionally incorporated into final food products.

Management

Springtails can be sampled using visual inspection of plants, pitfall traps, or various soil sampling techniques. Despite the potential for occasional crop damage, and the ability to sample springtails, the authors are unaware of any sampling plans or action thresholds for these pests on any vegetable crops.
Cultural techniques can be used to mitigate potential pest pressure from springtails. To lessen the likelihood of springtails occurring on crops, avoid planting into fields with high levels of organic matter. This includes organic matter from crop residues or organic matter that has been applied to the field. There is also some evidence that soils which produce deep cracks upon drying can promote the survival of springtails during drought conditions.
Insecticide use for springtail management is generally not necessary. However, granular and liquid soil treatments, as well as foliar treatments are available. A variety of products containing active ingredients such as diazinon, chlorpyrifos, malathion, and carbaryl are labeled for use against springtails. However, many of these labels are for use on turf or ornamental plants, not vegetable or field crops. Be sure to read and follow the pesticide label.

Selected References

Capinera, J.L. 2001. Handbook of Vegetable Pests. Academic Press, San Diego, CA.
Cranshaw, W. 2004. Garden Insects of North America: the Ultimate Guide to Backyard
Bugs. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.
Evans, H.E. 1968. Life on a little known planet. E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, NY.
Lyon, W.F. Springtails. Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet. HYG-2070-98. www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~ohioline/hyg-fact/2000/2070.html