No surprise here

az no educateThis information should NOT come as a surprise given Arizona’s voters and leaders are quite content to rank near the bottom of the education barrel…?

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

. . . How can we with a straight face call metro Phoenix the genome technology center…?

Disclosure of data such as this makes it easier to comprehend how we can choose to elect the politicians that we do … who see little or no value in single-payer universal health care for everyone which would with good health allow us to better prepare Arizona’s students.

bottom of barrell
Or does Arizona believe there is NO correlation between one’s health and the ability to learn…?

On the other hand … an educated populous is difficult to control as then Arizona’s students will readily see through the BS we choose to deliver to them as truth.

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

Playing field skewed

playing field skewed

It’s not that mines are inherently evil … it’s that we have allowed the playing field to be awkwardly skewed

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . Without questions there are communities on all sides of the Grand Canyon which can benefit from mining activity.

But is that really the question…? I do not believe Americans intentionally want to take action which has negative economic repercussions on any community.

On the other hand, “we” are now aware the rules, regulations, laws governing all mining activity is fundamentally flawed and the for-profit mining corporations extract the minerals for which they are searching then summarily walk away leaving it for you and me to “clean-up” their devastation to our shared single biosphere..

That is totally unacceptable and intolerable…!

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

What does history honestly ask…?

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History’s demands can seem inconvenient, unfair or unreasonable. But they can’t be ignored. The Obama administration has a legal and moral duty to determine whether crimes were committed in the Bush-era detention and interrogation of “war on terror” prisoners — and, if so, to prosecute those responsible.

President Obama has made clear that “he thinks that we should be looking forward, not backward,” as spokesman Bill Burton said Monday. Obama has taken admirable steps toward assuring the nation and the world that the worst abuses — waterboarding, indefinite detention, Abu Ghraib — will not happen again. …by Eugene Robinson …Tuesday, August 25, 2009 … eugenerobinson@washpost.com

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . I certainly respect Mr. Robinson’s position and find value in it. On the other hand, is this really the only viable option open to President Obama…?

I, too find myself, choosing at times a path which demands that Bush/Cheney/ Rumsfeld/Associates are required to stand before the American people and face the “people’s court”…? What would such action prove…? There is no outcome which will not openly divide the American populous adding more polarization to an already strangulated and striated society.

Whatever “deceit” this bunch perpetrated upon the American people, and I have no doubt there were many, these individuals are NOT the first nor are the only officials to occupy those positions and to have lied to us. What is to be gained by demanding from these “liars” our … pound of flesh … it will not bring back the dead, be they American soldiers sent deceitfully into harm’s way, nor the tens of thousands of innocent civilians summarily slaughtered on the lands of sovereign nations.

The reality is that in spite of whatever honorable intentions President Obama may have, he can not guarantee that – water boarding or Abu Ghraib – will never happen again. At best, he can say he has taken steps to attempt to eliminate them during his watch…? What more can we ask of him…?

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

Can’t be true

Smoking-marijuana

Smoking Marijuana Does Not Cause Lung Cancer…by Fred Gardner, O’Shaughnessy’s . Posted August 28, 2009. … http://www.topnews.in/health/files/Smoking-marijuana.jpg New research shows here seems to be something in pot that actually undermines cancer, instead of causing it. — and the media are doing their best to ignore it. Editor’s Note: There is a groundswell of attention in the news to marijuana’s role in causing and preventing various types of cancers. Last week, AlterNet published an article from the Marijuana Policy Project about a new study finding that pot smokers have a lower risk of head and neck cancers than people who don’t smoke pot. Earlier this year, the corporate media pounced on a study suggesting that men who had been using marijuana at least once per week and who had started smoking pot prior to age 18 had an elevated risk of testicular cancer which makes up fewer than half of one percent of all cancer cases among men.

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . Just one of the unintended consequences of the … War on Drugs … when the unethical use of FORCE is exercised

Although time is required the power of truth prevails, always.

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

LURKING

LURKING

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/chemical-contaminants/what-is-lurking-in-your-soap

WHAT’S LURKING IN YOUR SOAP …Who knew that washing your hands could harm your health and the environment? Thanks to the chemical industry, a hazardous antibacterial compound called triclosan is now an ingredient in many household and personal care products such as soaps, cleaners, cosmetics, clothing, and even children’s toys. While consumers might think triclosan can protect them from harmful bacteria, it turns out that the use of this dangerous chemical in household products is no more effective than soap and water — and may be doing more harm than good.

The Trouble with Triclosan ..A joint project of ..Food & Water Watch and Beyond Pesticides …Who knew that washing your hands could harm your health and the environment? . While consumers might think triclosan can protect them from harmful bacteria, it turns out that the use of this dangerous chemical in household products is no more effective than soap and water — and may be doing more harm than good. …To make matters worse, triclosan persists in the environment, mixes with other chemicals to form more toxic substances, contributes to the growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics and causes a range of human and ecological health problems.

What is Triclosan? …Chemical company Ciba invented triclosan in the 1960’s. In 1972, the company introduced triclosan to the consumer market where it was confined for the most part to health care settings. …Depending on the company that sells the chemical, it also appears in products as Microban®, Irgasan® (DP 300 or PG 60), Biofresh®, Lexol-300, Ster-Zac or Cloxifenolum. Some antibacterial soaps use triclocarban in place of triclosan.

No Benefits ..Claiming that products containing this antibacterial substance promote good health is misleading. While these products do inhibit bacterial growth, experts question whether this is really necessary for everyday household use. In fact, soaps that contain triclosan have not been proven to be more effective in preventing normal household illnesses than ordinary soap and water. In 2005, an FDA advisory panel of experts voted 11 to one that antibacterial soaps were no more effective than regular soap and water in fighting infections.

Many Risks …Triclosan can create more potent strains of bacteria, increasing antibacterial and antibiotic resistance. So its use in household products may actually contribute to more illnesses. That’s because triclosan kills most — but not all — of the bacteria it encounters. The germs that survive a triclosan onslaught emerge stronger and harder to kill in the future. With the increasing prevalence of triclosan, common bacteria can become more resistant. And if they infect people, treatment with antibiotics could be more difficult.

Because antibacterial resistance is a growing health concern, the American Medical Association in 2000 said that “there is little evidence to support the use of antimicrobials in consumer products” and that given the risk of antimicrobial resistance, “it may be prudent to avoid the use of antimicrobial agents in consumer products.” Antibacterial resistance is not the only health concern associated with triclosan.

The increased use of antibacterials in general has been linked to increased allergies in children. Further studies specific to triclosan have shown that it affects reproduction in lab animals, produces toxic chemicals such as dioxin and chloroform when it reacts with other chemicals like the chlorine in water, irritates skin in humans and might even cause cancer.

New laboratory studies on rats and frogs show that triclosan can disrupt thyroid hormone, alter development and impair important functions at the cellular level. And a study by British researchers found that triclosan has estrogenic and androgenic hormone properties and exposure could potentially contribute to the development of breast cancer.

Triclosan also poses a threat to the environment. It is toxic to algae, phytoplankton and other aquatic life. This is a major problem, as many products that contain triclosan are now washing down our drains and into our water systems, making triclosan a common contaminant of streams and rivers. Because it is a contaminant in sewage sludge that is often spread on land, the chemical is now showing up in earthworms. Triclosan bioaccumulates in these organisms and researchers are concerned that it will accumulate and spread through aquatic and terrestrial food webs.

Today, triclosan has become so common that it has shown up in blood, urine and breast milk of people across the globe. While people who use triclosan products daily have higher levels of the chemical in their bodies, even consumers who do not use triclosan on their skin are exposed to the chemical through food, water and even household dust.

Lack of Regulation …The FDA regulates personal care products containing triclosan when they carry a health claim. FDA requires tests to prove safety and effectiveness of the product. If the product makes a purely cosmetic claim such as “improves skin,” it is considered a cosmetic. FDA does not review or approve the safety and effectiveness of cosmetics.

Triclocarban …Triclocarban is an antibacterial substance with a structure and function similar to triclosan that also has toxic properties. While triclosan is widespread in a wide array of consumer products, triclocarban has been mostly used in soaps. Triclosan has been more widely studied than triclocarban because it is more easily detected, but both commonly contaminate waterways, are associated with negative health and environmental impacts, have no added consumer health value and thus should be avoided in household products.

Examples of Products That Contain Triclosan:
Neutrogena Deep Clean Body Scrub Bar
Lever 2000 Special Moisture Response Bar Soap, Antibacterial
CVS Antibacterial Hand Soap
Dial Liquid Soap, Antibacterial Bar Soap
Softsoap Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap
Cetaphil Gentle Antibacterial Cleansing Bar
Clearasil Daily Face Wash
Clean & Clear Oil Free Foaming Facial Cleanser
Dawn Complete Antibacterial Dish Liquid
Ajax Antibacterial Dish Liquid
Colgate Total Toothpaste
Right Guard Sport Deodorant
Old Spice Red Zone, High Endurance and Classic Deodorants
Vaseline Intensive Care Antibacterial Hand Lotion

Support Companies That Do Not Use Triclosan
CleanWell
LUSH
Nature’s Gate
Vermont Country
Naked Soap Works
MiEssence
Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer
Ivory
Paul’s Organic
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps
Tom’s of Maine
The Natural Dentist
Listerine Essential Care
Peelu
Weleda
Toxic Free Basics

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . To be forewarned is to be forearmed

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

Making Arizona proud…?

Arizona pride

MAKING ARIZONA PROUD . . . ?

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . Is this an honest assessment of the sentiment about Arizona feelings of the President of the United States of America…?

I say it must be as Arizona leaders, political, civic, religious, academic are to date stone silent, why…?

How did Arizona become so narrow and closed mind…? Where are voices and leadership of the Mo Udall’s and Barry Goldwater’s, on how’s watch this vitriolic position would not have been tolerated…?

God helps us if this honestly reflects the underlying sentiment of Arizona citizens.

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

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