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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