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Scientific Supporting texts from ‘Banning Uranium Weapons’ seminar, UN Oct 8th 2008.

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Recent articles appearing here in the PPJ have elicited comments to the effect that depleted uranium does not pose any danger to land, water or persons.  Apparently there are many countries, scientists and other highly qualified people around the world who have a different view.  But…I suppose they are all just liars and not qualified to make such statements (sarc).

While researching to prove out the claims that DU presents no significant threat either to indigenous populations where it is used, or to military personnel who might be exposed to DU,( something that would make me feel much better) I noted that reports of exposure were not annotated in the health reports of veterans.  Also, that any attempts to set up regimented screening and testing to prove the assertion that DU was not a physical threat, all seemed to just fade into obscurity. 

Even the  [US ARMY TRAINING VIDEO: Depleted Uranium Hazard Awareness]   seems to be disregarded in its admonishments that DU contaminates water, soil and personnel and represents a significant threat to the health of those exposed to it.  This training video was made in the early 90’s…but until recently was never shown to military personnel.  Even now, it is on a limited basis.
 
 
ICBUW Science Team

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2007 signed into law by President Bush in October of 2006, contained legislation pertaining to depleted uranium. Section 716 called for a comprehensive study of the health effects of depleted uranium (DU) due to the use of DU weapons, to be completed within a year. The U.S. Department of Defense asked the National Research Council to oversee this project and the result was The Review of Toxicologic and Radiologic Risks to Military Personnel from Exposure to Depleted Uranium

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11979  During and After Combat published by the National Academies of Sciences in 2008.

Although this is a scientific report and concludes the lungs would be the most available point of transfer of DU dust, it is conspicuously absent in actual testing of the lungs of those exposed to DU.

The report leaves out over two dozen recent peer-reviewed articles, mostly indicating potentially harmful effects of DU.

This document is in PDF format and can be read using Acrobat Reader.

A wide range of scientific articles and observations can be read at this same site.

http://www.bandepleteduranium.org/en/a/190.html    Critique of US NRC Report (57 Kb – Format pdf)

 

I also came across all of these efforts:

 

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-177

H.R. 177 Depleted Uraniums Testing and Screening Act

Submitted January 6, 2009  (Serano) 111th congress (sitting in committee)

 

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/109-h5303/show

H.R 5305 Depleted Uranium Munitions Suspension and Study Act of 2006

Submitted May 04, 2006 (MCKinney)

May 04, 2006: Referred to House International Relations  (never addressed)

 

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h109-2410 

H.R. 2410, The Depleted Uranium Munitions Act, 

Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) 109th congress & 110th congress (never addressed)

 

There are multiple bills that have been introduced since 2004 to establish testing, screening and protective measures for military personnel.  Each of them is routinely referred to one committee or another where they are allowed to die a quiet death.  These three are given only as example.

 

Twenty states have introduced or passed legislation regarding depleted uranium testing and study.  Connecticut had implemented their own law by the end of 2006 establishing a health registry for military personnel related to exposure to depleted uranium. At lest twenty other states are considering the same things.

 

April 10, 2007: Star Tribune (Minn., Mn.) reports a state Senate committee OK’d a bill providing for testing veteran national guardsmen returning from Iraq to see if dust from spent-uranium munitions has harmed them. Link: www.startribune.com/587/story/1112856.html.

 

 

There are still those who maintain that depleted uranium poses no health risks or environmental contamination.  If this is true, why do sites that have been exposed to these munitions have to be routinely [decontaminated]? Although I would like to believe DU poses no threat, the fact remains that if it didn’t, it wouldn’t be used.  The idea that it might possibly be poisoning the environment, causing damage to human beings must fall under the category of [collateral damage].  One of those unexpected perks of wars.

 

(C) 2009 Marti Oakley

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Silent Sound Spread Spectrum (SSSS) & the All-Digital TV Broadcast Signal: Connection?

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new-logo25  Gary Rea

____Reprinted per reader requests.  Original printing January of 2009

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Ever since first hearing of it last spring, I’ve had a deepening sense of foreboding – an unnamed dread of the upcoming shift to an all-digital television broadcast signal, scheduled to occur in February 2009. Now, I believe, that nameless dread may have a name, after all.

The Department of Defense calls it Silent Sound Spread Spectrum (SSSS), and it also goes by the name of S-quad or Squad. In the private sector, the technology goes by the name of Silent Subliminal Presentation System and the technology has also been released to certain corporate vendors who have attached catchy brand names like BrainSpeak Silent Subliminals to their own SSSS-based products. More

MN Government planning to STEAL your medical data…to RATION your care!

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Your action needed immediately!

DEADLINE – Friday, February 6, 2009.


MN Government planning to STEAL your medical data…to RATION your care!The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) held a public meeting yesterday (1/29) to discuss their timetable for government warehousing and analysis of the medical records data of all Minnesotans for the purpose of centralizing medical decision-making…and limiting your access to care. (see quotes below)

List of your Medical/Insurance/Pharmacy Data that will be sent to Government

They plan to ramrod this plan through…and avoid all public input.

The 2008 health care reform bill negotiated by Governor Pawlenty and House and Senate leadership authorized “expedited rulemaking” therefore stripping citizens of their right to ask for a public hearing before a judge on this plan to seize the private patient data of every citizen.

Health Department Fails to Inform Citizens
Yesterday they had a public meeting, not a public hearing. The Department chose not to even advertise it to the general public. CCHC has found no press release. This is the ONLY public meeting they plan to have for the public to learn about their plans and provide input. Four members of the public, including CCHC, were in the room yesterday along with about 70 industry and government folks. The four individuals in the room asked many pointed questions about cost and privacy and research that clearly frustrated health department officials…and exposed their lack of knowledge on the cost of this intrusive operation. (see below)

Please Act Immediately!
The health department has set a February 6 deadline for hearing from you! CCHC has provided a list of the data that will be sent to the government. Please do the following:

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  • TELL the MN Department of Health what you think of their plan to seize your medical records data and control your doctor’s decisions! Consider sending a carbon copy to the Star Tribune’s lead health science reporter (dhage@startribune.com) and to CCHC(info@cchconline.org)  Tell others to write a letter too. It can be 5 words long or 500.
  • TO SEND YOUR COMMENTS:

    Email:
    will.wilson@state.mn.us

    Mail:
    Minnesota Department of Health
    Division of Health Policy
    65 East Seventh Place, Suite 220
    St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
    Attn: Will Wilson

    Include your name, address, and phone number!

    TOPIC:  MDH Collection and Use of Patient “Encounter Data” (M.S. 62U.04)



    ALSO:


    Real Purpose of Data Collection
    Your medical records are being seized to monitor and control your doctors (see quotes); essentially, to build “scientific”data-based rationale for centralized decision-making…and health care rationing.

    Treatment Control Threatened – QUOTES 1/29/09 meeting
    The stated goals according to comments by today’s presenters included the following:

    • “[We’re] looking at care patterns of a provider”
    • “We want to know about the entire population the provider is serving”
    • “We want to get as complete a picture as possible of a provider’s population”
    • “[Use for] development and reporting of provider peer groups” based on “cost, quality, value, and efficiency”
    • “create a single standard [of “compliance reporting”] that the community agrees on.”
    • “to look at the quality of care provided…resources used to achieve quality…and price of resources used”
    • “Payers are required under statute to use that information” to steer patients toward higher quality, lower cost, more efficient providers [ie. providers that comply with MDH’s idea of “evidence-based medicine.”]
    • “We can look and see if that individual gets the appropriate treatment” [according to the ‘series of protocols’ they have for certain diseases]
    • “We need to count. We need to classify.”
    • “Gather all medical and pharmaceutical data and track members [patients] across plans”
    • Need pharmacy data to monitor “Treatment patterns…Resource consumption…Payment information”

    Command and Control
    Your medical records and insurance data will be used to create what they call, “provider peer groups.” CCHC prefers to call them “compliance report cards” on every doctor, clinic, and hospital. In 2002, MDH tried to get access to everyone’s private medical records through a proposed rule, but the public was outraged, hearings were held, it made front page news, and the proposed rule was withdrawn in 2003. In 2004, MDH tried to get the data through “best practices” legislation, but CCHC petitions forced the legislature to sunset the language in 2006. In 2008, in the final days of session the health care reform law gave them authority to get the data. By law, all insurers are now required to send your private data to MDH, which is using the Maine Health Information Center (MHIC) as their data warehouse contractor.

    Patient Privacy Gone
    Every time you see the doctor, the data will be sent to the Maine data warehouse. Every medication you take will be reported to Maine. Every diagnosis, every treatment will be cataloged. Every medical charge, every bill you pay will be reported. Your insurance company will have to regularly send a list of all their enrollees to Maine. The data will be released to MHIC under the loosest federal definition of “de-identified.” The name of every doctor and the encrypted name of every patient will be sent with every data submission. This “de-identification” process will not likely prevent re-identification of you if MDH wishes to do so.

    Clueless on Cost
    When asked about cost during the Q&A session, MDH officials did not know the following:

    • The cost of the 27 month contract with MHIC [they said they’d send it to CCHC]
    • The cost of the health department’s administration of the program [they said they’d send it]
    • Whether the data collection will save the state any money in health care spending
    • How much reporting will cost the entities required to report. They said they didn’t even try.

CHOOSE YOUR CURE

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CHOOSE YOUR CURE
 
For the last month I have become sick and tired of TV news that hourly comes up with a new super criminal, either elected, or a private thief.  Jessie James, Al Capone, Bonny and Clyde, are all small change compared to the contemporary shysters the likes of Bernie Madoff and the Wall Street gangsters who don’t just rob the train, but haul all the nation’s money away in a fleet of armored trucks.  Not just looting the other bad guys, but stealing their own mother’s savings! 
 
So, I watch old Westerns where the good guy always wins.
 
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USDA has billions to work with.  They hold court on Independence Avenue in what was the largest office compound in the world.  There is something about the authority of making enforcements from the power of a narcissistic filled over two million square foot stone carved building that makes them —- feel — faultless.  Then out in the corral dealing with cattle, horses and managing a farm—-what could these humble people possibly know about livestock and disease?
 
The experience of stepping in real bull dust every day will provide valid lessons totally clashing with the marble halls of USDA.  There is an opinion of the regulators, and an opinion of the regulated—totally different.
 
Check this link putting NAIS in perspective so even (well meaning) people in DC can understand it.  This short video narrated by Henry Lamb represents the view of the regulated.  This is produced by Sovereignty International, Bx 191, Hollow Rock, TN 38342.
 
 
For a second opinion on NAIS this film is produced by Liberty Ark Coalition. 
 
 
For additional videos and You Tube testimonies about NAIS go to www.naisSTINKS.com.  Over 80 of the best documented NAIS articles reprinted from leading publications all over the world.  Those fighting to preserve the freedom of the family farm are welcome to make reprints and forward.  Join this important freedom fight for all the right reasons.  Darol Dickinson
 
 
 

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