Watch the video then contemplate …


… A cancer perspective not supported by Monsanto … the American Cancer Society …          “big” pharma …


Watch the video then contemplate …


Advocating a sea change in the way we understand and confront cancer, ‘Anticancer’ is a radical synthesis of science and personal experience, an inspiring personal journey, and certainly a guide to "a new way of life."


‘Anticancer’ tells us:


– Why the traditional Western diet creates the conditions for disease and how to develop a science-based anticancer diet


– How and why sugar and stress feed cancer and ways to achieve life balance and good nutrition to combat it


– Why the effects of helplessness and unhealed wounds affect our ability to restore health




So just what the hell do you really expect AG/Horne to do …?


… So you really think AG/Horne will do anything about it … so far he’s chosen to run from the Sen. Lori “cute-pink-gun” Klein incident … run from the Sen. Scott “I’m a legislator you can’t touch me” Bundgaard assault incident … leave Sheriff Joe’s 145 degree tent city jail fully operational …

So just what the hell do you really expect AG/Horne to do …?


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Press Release
For immediate Release
Contact: Amy Rezzonico (602) 542-8019

Attorney General Horne Finds Reasonable Cause to Believe Open Meeting Law Has Been Violated in Quartzsite

PHOENIX (Friday, July 29, 2011) – Tom Horne, Arizona Attorney General, today released partial information regarding the Attorney General’s Office investigation of events in Quartzsite.  Horne stated:

“Normally, we do not release the results of an investigation until it has been completed.  However, because this is a matter of unusual public interest, we are prepared to say that, based on review of a video of a July 10 meeting, there is reasonable cause to believe that there has been a violation of the Open Meeting Law, inasmuch as the public was excluded.  The meeting was held under the misconception that an emergency meeting can be conducted without the public present.  Independently of the question of whether the Town Council had a legitimate reason to hold an emergency meeting, even proper emergency meetings must allow the public to be present.  The exception is if there is a legitimate basis for an executive session, and the City Council did not attempt to hold a proper executive session during the emergency meeting.  The investigation of this and other alleged violations of Open Meeting Laws is ongoing.”


can you spell terrified …

… HELLO … can you spell terrified …


Bush explains slow reaction to September 11 attacks



07-29-2011   Reuters

Former President George W. Bush says his apparent lack of reaction to the first news of the September 11 2001 attacks was a conscious decision to project an aura of calm in a crisis.

In a rare interview with the National Geographic Channel, Bush reflects on what was going through his mind at the most dramatic moment of his presidency when he was informed that a second passenger jet had hit New York’s World Trade Center.

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MOLD certainly out of sight … hidden … something we truly do not choose to evaluate though its effect upon human health is quite devastating …

The "New" Hidden Pandemic Sweeping Across America

Posted By Dr. Mercola  … July 30 2011 … READ COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE


Dr. Jack Thrasher has a PhD in cell biology from the UCLA School of Medicine, and is an expert on the impact of mold on human health.  Here, he discusses the health effects of toxic molds and bacteria, as well as his recommendations for remediation.

Jack Thrasher, PhD, is extremely knowledgeable on the topic of mold and how it impacts your health. Interestingly, from a toxicity point of view, some mycotoxins that molds produce are actually far more toxic than heavy metals, in terms of concentration. Mold mycotoxins also tend to affect more biological systems in your body than pesticides or heavy metals do.

"For example, stachybotrys produces mycotoxins referred to as trichothecene. They inhibit protein synthesis. It infects every organ of your body from your toes to the top of your head,"Dr. Thrasher says. "I really think that the molds are much more dangerous from that point of view."

This flies in the face of what is commonly appreciated about toxic contaminants. Most would assume that pesticides or heavy metals would be far more dangerous. However, mold is a very significant health issue. And despite the fact that molds have been around forever, mankind has not developed greater tolerance against them than more modern chemical toxins. Part of that is because they tend to rapidly mutate.

"Let’s take a look at Cryptococcus for example," Dr. Thrasher says. "Cryptococcus used to be endemic to the desserts of southwest United States. Now there is a new species… that was accidentally released up in Vancouver, Canada. It’s spreading from the northwest throughout the country. It’s a mutated form, [and] highly pathogenic to humans. About 25 to 30 percent of the humans who have become infected with it die… When they mutate they avoid our immune system.

The other thing they can do is produce chemicals that suppress your immune system at the same time. So therefore, I don’t think we’ll ever become resistant to these organisms."

Mold—A Hidden Pandemic in America?

According to Dr. Thrasher, the prevalence of mold in America is so great, he refers to it as pandemic. As many as 40 percent of all American schools and at least 25 percent or more of all homes are believed to be affected by mold and microbial growth due to water intrusion. A large portion of the problem stems from shoddy construction.

He explains:

"One thing that I have seen and observed by working with individuals in the field who understand construction, is that construction is extremely poor in the homes we have today. Plus, they’re using building materials that are tremendous good food material for the microbes.

When I was a child… all the homes were built with genuine lath and plaster on the inside. [Now] you walk in and knock on any wall and you have what we call wallboard. That wallboard loves and is a good growth medium for all forms of mold. Everyone that I can think of, almost everyone now has carpets. The backside of carpets is also a great growth medium for mold and bacteria.

… The other type of home that I’m seeing that is of tremendous potential problems to the homeowner is homes that are built with a basement… [T]hey put the concrete down, and there is no water barrier between the earth and the concrete wall of the basement.

The same thing with the foundation, there is no water barrier. So when you water your yard, when there are heavy rains and things like this, the moisture… goes right to the foundation and into the basement or underneath the house, and then the moisture wicks up through the home, increasing humidity.

All of that increasing humidity, anything above 60 percent is going to lead to growth of mold and bacteria… People have to be very careful about this situation. That’s the reason why I call it a pandemic."

Gutters can also cause problems. You need to be mindful of the drainage from your roof. I didn’t realize this myself, and suffered the consequences when one of the gutters on my home drained onto the ground directly beside the wall, and the water seeped straight through to my basement. So you want to make sure the downspout is far enough away from the building. Ideally, it should empty at least 5 to 10 feet from the wall.

You also want to take care that the soil next to the walls of your home slopes away from the walls, to prevent water from collecting around the foundation. And make sure your lawn sprinklers do not spray the walls. Other common construction issues that can contribute to water intrusion and subsequent mold proliferation include:

·         Using polyethylene PVC piping instead of copper or galvanized piping, which can be easily punctured by nails or staples

·         Bath tubs installed with improper sealing around the drain

·         Improperly sealed sinks and garbage disposal

·         Installing particleboard (waferboard) after it has been rained on during construction

Bacteria—Another Health Risk Related to Mold Damage

Growing right along with mold are what’s called ‘gram negative’ and ‘gram positive’ bacteria. Just like mold, they require moisture and organic material to thrive, and the synergistic action between mold and bacteria further increase and worsen inflammatory health conditions.

"The gram positive are group of bacteria that are being totally overlooked," Dr. Thrasher says.

"These positive bacteria consist of several bacilli, cocci, and one group called the actinomycetes. The actinomycetes contain several different groups of bacteria like mycobacterium. We’re all familiar with… mycobacterium tuberculosis.

There are 139 other species of mycobacterium that can grow in our environment and 11 to 12 of those in the indoor environment are very serious human pathogens and can cause a condition called mycobacterium avium complex… and this is a very dangerous situation. It causes serious infection of the lungs and can spread throughout the body. Many of the symptoms are those of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. The condition can go on and develop into an asthma-like condition and then also into sarcoidosis particularly of the mediastinum.

Then the other group are the streptomyces… Streptomyces gave rise to a lot of antibiotics. Also, streptomyces are a source of many of the chemotherapeutic agents that are used today. These organisms are growing in the indoor environment."

Gram negative bacteria are also extremely harmful. When they die, they release their cell walls, which are referred to as lipopolysaccharide, or endotoxins. These endotoxins can severely exacerbate asthma and other conditions because they are highly inflammatory. According to Dr. Thrasher, research indicates the inflammation they cause can also affect your brain and other organs.

lawsuit which bears watching

… This is a lawsuit which bears watching as it has significant implications for Mon$anto & it’s GMO friend$ …

David vs. Goliath …

Australia farmer sues neighbors over GM

by Staff Writers … Sydney (AFP) July 28, 2011 …


An Australian farmer on Thursday launched legal action against his neighbour after genetically modified canola blew onto his farm, prompting authorities to strip him of his organic licence.

Believed to be Australia’s first lawsuit over GM crops, organic farmer Steve Marsh is suing his neighbour Michael Baxter.

Marsh wants compensation for the loss of his lucrative organics title and subsequent business losses, according to his lawyer Mark Walter, who said it could set an important precedent for GM farming.

"This is a landmark case," said Walter.

"It’s the first time Australian laws about competing land uses involving GM and non-GM crops has been tested."

Marsh had spent 10 years building up his organic food business and was devastated by the loss of his certificate, with about 70 percent of his land now unusable for organic farming.

"We’ve had our farm for 20 years, but since losing our organic accreditation last December we haven’t been able to fulfil contracts," Marsh said.

"We have invested a great amount of time and money to bring organic produce to market. Now all that hard work has been for nothing."

Marsh wants the Supreme Court to rule that Baxter was negligent and pay him compensation.

But agricultural lobbyists warned that the case could set a dangerous precedent about land use.

"This is something that hasn’t been very common among Australian farmers, for one farmer to seek damages from what might happen from a next door neighbour," said Rob Gillam, president of the Pastoralists and Graziers Association.

"Whether or not this case is really over GM, or it’s over one farmer’s farming interfering with someone next door."

The GM issue was thrust into the spotlight this month when a group of Greenpeace activists broke into a government research farm and destroyed a genetically modified wheat crop in what they described as a safety protest.

Funds are being raised for Marsh’s case by the Safe Food Foundation, a non-profit group campaigning on GM, chemicals, irradiation and other food safety issues.


Where is “corporate” admission

… Where is “corporate” admission of wrong doing … guilt … or remorse … apology …?


Caterpillar Inc. to Pay $2.55 Million to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with Caterpillar Inc. to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations for shipping more than 590,000 highway and non-road diesel engines without the correct emissions controls. Caterpillar also allegedly failed to comply with emission control reporting and engine-labeling requirements. Caterpillar will pay a $2.55 million penalty, continue a recall of noncompliant engines and reduce excess emissions. Engines operating without proper emissions controls can emit excess nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter and other air pollutants that impact people’s health, potentially causing respiratory illnesses and aggravating asthma. 

"The enforcement of vehicle emissions standards, labeling and reporting requirements is critical to protecting the air we breathe and ensuring that companies play by the rules,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. “Today’s settlement will protect public health and create a level playing field for companies that meet their environmental obligations.” 

“This settlement demonstrates our commitment to enforcing the Clean Air Act’s requirement that engine manufacturers take steps to ensure engines are equipped with emissions controls that are essential to protecting public health from harmful air pollution,” said Ignacia S. Moreno, assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice. “Caterpillar will pay a substantial civil penalty for shipping engines that did not comply with these Clean Air Act requirements, and under this settlement, it must continue its recall and correction of engines that do not have correctly configured emissions controls.”

The Clean Air Act requires the use of certified after-treatment devices (ATDs) that control engine exhaust emissions once the emissions have exited the engine and entered the exhaust system. Typical ATDs include catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters. Correct fuel injector and fuel map settings are also crucial for proper engine emission control. Caterpillar allegedly shipped over 590,000 engines to vehicle assemblers without the correct ATDs and with improperly configured fuel injector and map settings. In some cases, the mis-configured engines were incorporated into vehicles which resulted in excess emissions of NOx and particulate matter into the environment. 

The consent decree requires Caterpillar to continue its recall of non-compliant engines to install the correct ATDs and correct the fuel injector and fuel map settings. In addition to the recall, Caterpillar will mitigate the effects of the excess emissions from its engines through permanent retirement of banked emission credits. Caterpillar will also improve its reporting of emission control system defects, as required under the Clean Air Act. 

The state of California, through the Air Resources Board, is also settling its claims for violations arising from the sale of improperly configured engines in California. California will receive $510,000 of the civil penalty. 

The settlement was lodged today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and is subject to a 30-day public comment period. 

Release date: 07/28/2011 … Contact Information: Stacy Kika,, 202-564-0906, 202-564-4355 …!OpenDocumentMore information on the settlement:


It truly does not matter the political color

… It truly does not matter the political color as our Red and Blue Congre$$ members are joined with corporate at the hip around EPA revolving door …

Away From Debt Talks Glare, GOP Trying to Roll Back Environmental Regulations


July 28, 2011 9:32 AM EDT …


While the scramble to strike a debt deal dominates headlines, Republicans have been filling an appropiations bill with measures that would sharply curtail environmental regulations, The New York Times reported.


One proposal would prevent the Bureau of LandManagement from designating new wilderness areas for preservation, while another would permit more uranium prospecting near Grand Canyon National park. A measure barring the Fish and Wildlife Service from adding any new plants or animals to the endangered list was rejected in a rare bipartisan vote.

Republicans say they are trying to remove cumbersome regulations that inhibit economic growth — U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Ind. said that "overregulation from the [Environmental Protection Agency] is at the heart of our stalled economy." But critics have charged that the rollbacks would trade the government’s ability to safeguard natural resources for economic gain.

"The new Republican majority seems intent on restoring the robber-baron era where there were no controls on pollution from power plants, oil refineries and factories," said U.S. Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., called the provisions a "wish list for polluters."

Politicians on both sides of the aisle have long used the tactic of attaching what are known as "riders" to bills, but observers said that Republicans have been unusually ambitious in seeking to exploit the gridlock in Washington to secure long-sought limitations on environmental regulation.

"You have a fatal political momentum," said David Goldston, director of government affairs for the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental advocacy group. "They are going to load up this bill in an unprecedented fashion