Bruce Cain: “Demand An End To 5G And Smart Meters …”

(It’s not just about Marijuana anymore…sk)

Bruce Cain 5.14.19

Above:  Bruce Cain gives testimony on 5G/Smart Meters before the Dearborn Heights City Council on May, 14th, 2019

What follows is my testimony on 5G/Smart Meters which I will be delivering before the Dearborn Heights City Council on April 23rd, 2019. I have tried to write this as a template so that “Stop5G” activists, throughout the planet, can use it when appearing before their own City Councils or other government entities. The time for talk and education is over. The time for action is now. Please share this widely.

I am part of Global Movement to Stop the deployment of 5G antenna’s and Smart Meters. So today I am here to do what I am encouraging activists, around the planet, to do: request that city governments convene public study sessions to alert their communities about the dangers of these technologies. Ultimately we want the deployment of 5G internet and Smart Meters to be stopped.

Both 5G and Smart Meters do not discriminate on the basis of color, religion or political affiliation. They do discriminate on the basis of age. Young children, with thinner skulls, will be far more susceptible to cancer, and other diseases, from EMF radiation.

Both technologies needlessly threaten the health and safety of our citizens. The effects of Dirty Electricity and EMF radiation are already causing Electro sensitivity, Cancer and other disease processes, even with 4G. For example in March 2019 the parents, in Ripon CA, have successfully forced Sprint to remove a cell tower, on the premises of a public school, where 8 students and teachers have been diagnosed with cancer.

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Cell Tower to be Removed After 4th Ripon Student Diagnosed with Cancer
MARCH 25, 2019
https://mdsafetech.org/2019/03/25/cell-tower-to-be-removed-after-4th-ripon-student-diagnosed-with-cancer/

Students and Staff Have Suffered Other Illnesses at CA School with Sprint Cell Tower In Addition to 8 with Cancer
MARCH 31, 2019
https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/students-and-staff-have-suffered-other-illnesses-at-ca-school-with-sprint-cell-tower-in-addition-to-8-with-cancer.html
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5G will have far great health impacts because (1) antenna’s will have to be placed every 2-10 homes and (2) the frequencies required by 5G have been documented to cause far greater negative health effects than the current 4G technologies.

There is also a 3rd reason that 5G will have more health impacts than 4G: perhaps the most important reason. Currently your cellphone, router, wireless phone etc. operates under 4G. You can take protective measures by placing these devices away from bed or simply turning them off when not in use. There is no way to protect yourself from 5G as you cannot simply turn off the antenna which will be 1-5 houses away from your home. Your home, workplace and car will be bombarded by 5G EMF Radiation 24/7, 365 days a year. There will be no way to protect your family members from 5G, period. It has also been estimated that homes, closest to the antennas, will result in property values dropping as much as 20%. No one is going to want to buy a house next to a 5G tower or antenna.

On February 7th, 2019, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) raised concerns with the lack of any scientific research and data on the technology’s potential health risks. At the hearing members of the wireless industry admitted that no studies have yet been done on the health risks posed by new 5G wireless technology. So essentially the entire population of the United States is being subjected to a massive lab experiment. We are being relegated to the status of lab rats where there seems to be no consideration of the Precautionary Principle.

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At Senate Commerce Hearing, Blumenthal Raises Concerns on 5G Wireless Technology’s Potential Health Risks
Thursday, February 7, 2019
https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/at-senate-commerce-hearing-blumenthal-raises-concerns-on-5g-wireless-technologys-potential-health-risks

Video of hearing
https://www.facebook.com/AmericansForResponsibleTech/videos/vb.449708748873722/2029074740729193/?type=2&theater

The precautionary principle (or precautionary approach) generally defines actions on issues considered to be uncertain, for instance applied in assessing risk management.[1] The principle is used by policy makers to justify discretionary decisions in situations where there is the possibility of harm from making a certain decision (e.g. taking a particular course of action) when extensive scientific knowledge on the matter is lacking. The principle implies that there is a social responsibility to protect the public from exposure to harm, when scientific investigation has found a plausible risk. These protections can be relaxed only if further scientific findings emerge that provide sound evidence that no harm will result.

Precautionary principle
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precautionary_principle
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The challenge for local communities is that the FCC, our State Government and the Trump administration have taken away our right to refuse installation of 5G antenna’s every 2-10 homes. Similar legislation has also been passed in countries throughout the planet.

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Leaders of cities across the United States are objecting to a decision Wednesday (09/26/2018) by the Federal Communications Commission setting national limits on how local governments can regulate the installation of the next generation of wireless technology.

The new FCC rule curtails both how much municipalities can charge wireless carriers to install 5G antennas on publicly owned structures like light poles, and how long governments have to review carriers’ applications to deploy the technology. Under the federal regulation, carriers will pay a flat rate of $270 per small-cell antenna, compared to a national average of about $500 under a current patchwork of local ordinances that vary from state-to-state or city-to-city. Municipal governments will also have just 60 days to review applications for antenna installations, or 90 if a carrier wants to install an entirely new pole.

Cities object to FCC’s new rules on 5G rollout
https://statescoop.com/cities-object-to-fccs-new-rules-on-5g-rollout/
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Michigan, S.B. 894
Signed by governor 12/12/18, Public Act 366
Senate Bill 637 creates the Small Wireless Communications Facilities Deployment Act, and Senate Bill 894 amends the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act to subject zoning ordinances to the proposed new act.
Mobile 5G and Small Cell 2018 Legislation (All States)
http://www.ncsl.org/research/telecommunications-and-information-technology/mobile-5g-and-small-cell-legislation.aspx
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a presidential memorandum directing the Commerce Department to develop a long-term comprehensive national spectrum strategy to prepare for the introduction of next-generation 5G wireless networks.

Trump signs order to set U.S. spectrum strategy as 5G race looms
OCTOBER 25, 2018

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-spectrum-trump/trump-signs-order-to-set-u-s-spectrum-strategy-as-5g-race-looms-idUSKCN1MZ2FG
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President Donald Trump on Thursday said he wants U.S. companies to more quickly implement what’s called 5G wireless technology, the latest and greatest tech when it comes to mobile broadband. “I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible,” tweeted Trump, who went on to imply the U.S. was falling behind due to policies preventing the adoption of wireless technology from companies abroad.

Trump Wants ‘5G’ and ‘Even 6G’ Wireless Technology ‘As Soon As Possible.’
BY PATRICK LUCAS AUSTIN FEBRUARY 21, 2019
http://time.com/5534983/trump-5g-6g/
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If I were to recommend one document on the dangers of 5G it would probably be the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space. It provides links to the following diseases that are effected by 5G EMF radiation:

Alteration of heart rhythm[12]
Altered gene expression[13]
Altered metabolism[14]
Altered stem cell development[15]
Cancers[16]
Cardiovascular disease[17]
Cognitive impairment[18]
DNA damage[19]
Impacts on general well-being[20]
Increased free radicals[21]
Learning and memory deficits[22]
Impaired sperm function and quality[23]
Miscarriage[24]
Neurological damage[25]
Obesity and diabetes[26]
Oxidative stress[27]

I will conclude with the wording of their petition which has been signed by over 63,000 signatories from 168 countries.

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We the undersigned scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from (__) countries, urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation on top of the 2G, 3G and 4G networks for telecommunications already in place. RF radiation has been proven harmful for humans and the environment. The deployment of 5G constitutes an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a crime under international law.

INTERNATIONAL APPEAL
Stop 5G on Earth and in Space

https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/the-appeal
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I would also encourage, both Council members and citizens, to join my Facebook Group: “Stop Smart Meters & 5G Dearborn Heights MI.

Once again I am requesting that our City Council convene a public study session to alert our community about the dangers of 5G and Smart Meters to our health and privacy. The role of government includes protecting our citizens from harm and surveillance within our homes. The Precautionary Principle must be employed to stop this nationwide lab experiment.

I have also written other essays on Stopping 5G and Smart Meters. In the comments you will find literally hundreds of additional links from which you can educate yourselves and your local communities.
The Complete Essays of Bruce W. Cain
https://www.facebook.com/bruce.cain.98/notes?lst=100000184321094%3A100000184321094%3A1556031740

UPDATE:

So I show up at the City Council Meeting and the parking lot is empty. Turns out they cancelled the meeting because they didn’t have a quorum: enough present members to vote on anything. So it will be May 14th before I can address the council.

My original intent was to read through the document, which I found took about 6 minutes to read through. Most councils only allow 3 minutes for each citizen that wants to speak. I had then revised my strategy which may be helpful for other activists that intend to go before their City Councils to call for a public study session to educated the community. The point of this little exercise is to force both the Council and local papers to admit that 5G has inherent problems and needs to be stopped. This is much better use of time then just posting articles within various 5G groups. I mean the antenna’s are going up NOW.

The goal is to get the council to convene a public study session. So you first have to figure how many votes are required. In Dearborn Heights it is just 2 “yes” votes from the council.

So here is my revised strategy for May 14th.

1) My main reason for being here tonight is to call for special public session to discuss the health and privacy impacts of implementing 5G.

2) In the document (this document) I sent to the Council the negative health impacts of 5G have been explained. And perhaps the most insane aspect of this is the industry has admitted they have not tested the effects that will result from the huge increases in the amount of EMF radiation that 5G will represent. And the media has been virtually silent about the impact this could have on our health. Our community deserves to understand that 5G poses inherent health consequences to adults and even greater consequences for young children with thin skulls.

So now lets assume that our activists get a public hearing (study session) scheduled.

In my case I could probably do an hour presentation on 5G and Smart Meters. Or I could also employ some of the better videos where scientists lay out the problems with 5G. You might also be able to bring in a qualified expert to speak. In any case the goal is to fire up the community and get local press coverage.

Anyway these are my revised thoughts that should be helpful to other activists trying to raise awareness of the dangers of 5G AND Smart Meters. It may also be helpful to develop and outline what should be covered in a special public session along with a set of demands like “stop the roll out!”
Since I live in Dearborn, home of Ford Motor, I have also thought of inviting a spokesperson from Ford Motor to attend the public hearing. And when they don’t show up . . . that can be used as proof that Ford does not give a damn. After all the have billions riding on the rollout. Their driverless cars are dependent on it. I also recall the Ford Motor has rekindled its association with the Ford Foundation which has acted as another arm of the UN’s Agenda21 and Agenda2030.

Hope that helps. Again “all of us is all we need.”

SOURCE LINK

In addition:

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After about a year of investigating 5G and Smart Meters I find myself asking a strange question: Could these technologies be intended to depopulate large segments of the human population?   Both 5G and Smart Meters are the first technologies to be rolled out globally in fast succession. The Global Technocrats seems oddly unwilling to even consider the consequences to our health. Why is that? Are we humans REALLY willing to be forced down this rabbit hole by globalists that have, long ago, turned our republic into a globalist oligarchy. And to what lengths are we willing to go in order to stop it?  If you have not noticed this 4th Industrial Revolution is rising, in tandem, with gross violations of the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Amendments. To be more succinct this 4th Industrial Revolution is also violating every aspect of free choice: whether than be vaccines, Cannabis, GMO foods, exposure to radiation. They think they have us by the balls. I think we need to prove to them just how wrong they are. All of us are all we need. This ain’t no drill. The time to rise up is upon us — all of us.

https://articles.mercola.com/…/20…/05/11/5g-apocalypse.aspx…

Reflections: Neurology and the Humanities, Caring for Maggie

 

 

Sara M. Schaefer, MD

  1. Correspondence to Dr. Schaefer: sara.schaefer@yale.edu
  1. doi: http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1212/​WNL.​0000000000001836 Neurology August 11, 2015 vol. 85 no. 6 553-554

Finally, a real person to talk to me.

“Hello, I’m Dr. Larson. Are you a

family member of Ms. Brown?”

I hope the nurse is paying

attention to her blood pressures.

“I’m Bill, Maggie’s husband.”

Please tell me she’s going to be OK.

“It’s nice to meet you, Mr. Brown,

although I’m sorry it is under these

circumstances. I’m an intensive care

doctor who is caring for your wife.

What do you know so far about why

she’s here?”

How do I tell you that she’s not

going to be OK?

“Our neighbor told me she found her on the

ground and called 911. That’s pretty much all I know.”

I’m not ready. I’m not ready for this.

“Unfortunately it is very serious.

I’m so sorry to tell you that your

wife has had major bleeding in

her brain.”

I’m sorry that I have to break your heart.

“How could this have happened? I just saw her this morning.”

Why didn’t I call her at lunch. If only I’d checked on her, this never would

have happened.

“These things happen all of a sudden.

It’s no one’s fault.”

You remind me so much of my father.

I can see him sitting here, as devastated

and bewildered as you are. He would be lost.

“Is she going to be OK?”

Why isn’t my son here? He would know

what to do.

“I’m afraid it’s a large amount of

bleeding. There is significant

damage to the brain.”

If only I could save her.

“Well, can’t you stop the bleeding

somehow? Take the blood out?”

I don’t understand.

“The bleeding likely has stopped,

but will continue to cause problems

because of swelling of her brain inside

her skull. If she survives, she will likely

be severely disabled.”

I can see her in a coma in a month,

with a trach and feeding tube, warding

off her third pneumonia.

“So what do we do now? There must be

something you can do.”

I refuse to let this be the end.

“We can go in a few directions. We can

be very aggressive with her care, which

may keep her alive, but won’t reverse the

large amount of injury that has already

occurred. Or we can focus on her comfort.”

I don’t want to break her ribs with CPR.

That’s no way to die.

“Do everything you can.”

You’re giving up on her. I can feel it.

“Have you ever had a conversation

with your wife about what she would

want in this type of situation? Does she

have a living will?”

If only you knew how peaceful comfort

can be, in the end. For her and for you.

“No. I don’t know.”

We never talked about these things.

It was too scary.

“The important thing is to focus on

what she would want.”

He doesn’t understand.

“Please save my wife.”

Miracles happen every day. Please God

send a miracle.

“We’ll do everything we can for her.”

I wish I could give her peace.

 

 

Footnotes

  • Listen to Dr. Schaefer read this poem, available on the iPad® and Android devices.
  • © 2015 American Academy of Neurology

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Link found between autoimmune diseases, medications, and a dangerous heartbeat condition

Engineering Evil

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015

Screening and counseling recommended to decrease risk of life-threatening arrhythmias

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Mohamed Boutjdir, PhD, professor of medicine, cell biology, and physiology and pharmacology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has led a study with international collaborators identifying the mechanism by which patients with various autoimmune and connective tissue disorders may be at risk for life-threatening cardiac events if they take certain anti-histamine or anti-depressant medications. Dr. Boutjdir is also director of the Cardiac Research Program at VA New York Harbor Healthcare System.

The researchers published their findings in the online edition of the American Heart Association Journal Circulation in an article titled, “Pathogenesis of the Novel Autoimmune-Associated Long QT Syndrome.”

The team established for the first time the molecular and functional mechanism by which adult patients with autoimmune diseases, particularly systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren’s syndrome, and other connective tissue diseases (CTD), including mixed CTD, undifferentiated…

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Atherosclerosis : Medical Industry may be completely wrong

Engineering Evil

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015

Fundamental beliefs about atherosclerosis overturned

Complications of artery-hardening condition are No. 1 killer worldwide

University of Virginia Health System

Doctors’ efforts to battle the dangerous atherosclerotic plaques that build up in our arteries and cause heart attacks and strokes are built on several false beliefs about the fundamental composition and formation of the plaques, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows. These new discoveries will force researchers to reassess their approaches to developing treatments and discard some of their basic assumptions about atherosclerosis, commonly known as hardening of the arteries.

“The leading cause of death worldwide is complications of atherosclerosis, and the most common end-stage disease is when an atherosclerotic plaque ruptures. If this occurs in one of your large coronary arteries, it’s a catastrophic event,” said Gary K. Owens, PhD, of UVA’s Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center. “Once a plaque ruptures…

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IMMEDIATELY STOP FEDERAL FUNDING for a pharmaceutical drug to treat "MARIJUANA ADDICTION". THIS IS PREPOSTEROUS!

 

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The Washington Times reported on 6/26/15 that the Federal Government is “fast tracking” Pharma research for a Marijuana addiction drug. The research gets $3 million grant as Obama encourages legalization of Cannabis.

This is just too much! We do not need a “drug” to detoxify us from Cannabis! We need more Hemp and Cannabis Oil for Medical use,

Stop the funding effective immediately and give that $3 Million to a better cause.

Fact: GW Pharma has concluded that “Cannabis is not addictive” according to their ad for SATIVEX (which has not been approved for marketing in the U.S. as of yet — And SHOULD BE!). It additionally states that it does not appear to have withdrawal effects when stopped suddenly”…

Stop the INSANITY NOW! Stop the funding for an addiction drug for Cannabis!

Published Date: Jun 26, 2015

Issues: Civil Rights and Liberties, Disabilities, Health Care

 

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/immediately-stop-federal-funding-pharmaceutical-drug-treat-marijuana-addiction-preposterous

 

PLEASE SIGN PETITION ABOVE!!!

Marijuana is medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association concludes

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 10:06 am by David Downs in featured, Health, Science

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Marijuana is one hundred percent a form of medicine, researchers conclude in a bombshell series of reports released today by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Cannabis — which has been used medicinally for thousands of years — reduces nausea, and vomiting, and pain, as well as spasticity, a panel of researchers conclude, after reviewing a total of 79 trials.

“Use of marijuana for chronic pain, neuropathic pain, and spasticity due to multiple sclerosis is supported by high-quality evidence,” one of the reports found.

Researchers bemoaned the lack of high-quality trials of marijuana. That situation that can be laid at the feet of cannabis prohibition. The federal government maintains cannabis is a highly dangerous drug with no medical use. Researchers must cut through more red tape to research a pot plant than any other substance on the planet, doctors say.

However, this week, the federal government slightly reduced the regulatory hurdles to study cannabis — down from eight layers of review, to seven.

More than 750,000 Americans will be arrested for cannabis this year.

The Obama administration has spent an estimated $300 million interfering with state medical marijuana programs and patients, including arresting and prosecuting patients and caregivers. Thirty-five states have medical cannabis laws, and some members of Congress are working to de-fund federal attacks on medical marijuana.

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Information on “KCHHI”–Kentucky Hemp Health Initiative

 

 

LINK TO KCHHI :

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Some background on the “KCHHI” Petition.

It was re-written by Mary Thomas-Spears and modeled after the CALIFORNIA HEMP HEALTH INITIATIVE (shown below) which was started in 2012.

It is important because it represents “REPEAL” of “PROHIBITION” at the State, Federal and Local levels of Government in the United States, in OUR case

KENTUCKY!

If “WE, THE PEOPLE” want to regain our freedom as a people to be “self-governed” we must take this very important step to push for what WE

believe is right. 

No one should be punished for growing, using as medicine or for recreational purposes and most certainly of all using “medicinal marijuana” for

OUR children’s HEALTH needs.  This is NOT to say that it is alright to give to a child under 18/21 years old when NOT being used medicinally! 

That having been, said NO CHILD should have to do without this God-given medicine because of Government intrusion into our lives!

I am praying that the citizens of Kentucky will examine the evidence – what we have seen so far is nothing more than Government

interference in our lives at the Statutory level – even when OUR children’s lives are at stake!

I realize that those with children in dire need are pressed to see ANY form of legislation enacted that would give their CHILD this medicine!

I can honestly say that if I were in that position I would leave the State of Kentucky for Colorado today!  NOT because I like what Colorado

has accomplished!  It is a mess out there – but at least my child would have what they need medically – forget everything else!

The only other alternative at this point is to try to “secretly” medicate my child and hope that I do not get caught and my CHILD be taken away

because the LAW doesn’t approve.  We all know the LAW is BULLSHIT!

I started preaching REPEAL in 2010 and Mary Thomas-Spears had it figured out before me.  Everyone thinks that this is not worth working on

and it is unobtainable.  I say it is!  If enough people will get behind the idea and we start telling our Government what we need as opposed to

letting OUR Government ‘TELL US WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO LET US DO!  WE ELECT THEM! Not the other way around – however this is changing

rapidly.  This is  a valid reason why all those who are eligible to vote MUST do so! Regardless of the fact that the elections are, at this point a “set up” we MUST

retain the right to the voting process – so everyone make sure they register and vote, even if you feel there is no reason!  At least it keeps the

freedom TO vote!

It is close to the point that our entire Country will be under total control of every aspect of OUR lives, up to and including Religion and CHILD

rearing.  If Kentucky lets this happen – so goes the rest of the Country!  (Check out the story :

Connecticut Girl Speaks Out After Being Forced to Undergo Chemo) – Industrialism at it’s worse in my opinion, and it is happening

everyday!  So stop thinking we CAN’T and start thinking YES WE CAN put an end to the tyranny  that is surrounding us and moving in on ALL of OUR freedom’s

as we speak. STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO BE FREE FROM PROHIBITION AND GOVERNMENT INTRUSION INTO OUR DAILY LIVES

FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN THEIR DOMINENCE OVER US!

We lost the first Civil War to the Industrialists.   LET IT NOT HAPPEN AGAIN!

If you do not understand this I urge you to watch “Hell on Wheels” an AMC production which very well explains how the Industrialists took over

and forced slave labor from one entity – the Agrarian (Farming) Community into the Industrialist building of the railroads and the war effort. 

Everyone was forced into leaving the family farms for the Industrial Revolution.  As a result we ended up with corporate farming.

Of note:  The Emancipation Proclamation which “freed the Slaves” was NOT enforced in Kentucky because Kentucky had not seceded from the Union.

It was only a strategy of War between the North and South and Kentucky “sat on the fence”  Don’t take me the wrong way…Slavery was never RIGHT!

And Abe Lincoln did NOT like Slavery which has been documented historically.  However, this information proves that if the Government seems to

be doing something “right” for the people you can bet it is for an ulterior motive.  With a legalize, tax and regulate mentality the Government owns us!

Fight for the freedom from prohibition of your freedoms!

Smk.

 

PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK AND SIGN FOR YOUR RIGHT AS A HUMAN BEING TO BE ABLE TO FARM AND USE CANNABIS!  A GOD-GIVEN PLANT!

 

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CALLIFORNIA HEMP HEALTH INITIATIVE 2012

 

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A powerful new super antibiotic may be right under our feet

Fortune

A group of scientists and researchers has found a powerful antibiotic in the fields of Maine. It’s called teixobactin, and its implications for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant diseases are huge.

The antibiotic, which was extracted from a dirt sample, is unlike many antibiotics on the market today. It works by attacking the building blocks of a bacteria’s cell wall, making it difficult for the bacteria to evolve resistance.

The process of extracting teixobactin from the ground could open up a range of new treatment compounds that could fight superbugs such as staph, or tuberculosis infections, and even cancer, scientists say.

“Uncultured bacteria make up approximately 99% of all species in external environments, and are an untapped source of new antibiotics,” the researchers wrote in the journal Nature.

Now that scientists have developed a method for isolating and growing that uncultured bacteria, they’ve been able to develop several new ways…

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Why One Company Invested $30 Million to Grow a Vegan Egg

TIME

A group of Silicon Valley investors, scientists and chefs are close to debuting a plant-based egg. Omelet-maker extraordinaire Emily Kaiser Thelin investigates.

When I first met my husband, Josh, at a July 4th potluck barbecue in 2009, I had a strict rule against dating vegetarians—too much time spent defending my carnivorous ways. So I was crestfallen when the dashing stranger with whom I had been getting on so well suddenly plopped a veggie dog on the grill. I sighed and pulled out my bone-in rib eye. But as that steak cooked, with smoke swirling and fat spattering, Josh never flinched. When I carved into the medium-rare meat, he even asked how it tasted.

He explained that he’d never renounced meat—he’d just never eaten it. Ever. Since before he was born, his parents have eschewed meat and eggs. His father, Jay Thelin, cofounded the Psychedelic Shop on Haight Street in…

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What It’s Really Like to Care for a Dying Parent

I have lived thru this – twice…

TIME

xojane

There are two things that movies consistently get wrong: sex and death.

Just like no real-life sex scene has ever involved seamless, body-fluid-free sex (I, for one, seem to consistently get stuck in my skinny jeans while covertly trying to take them off), very few deaths are the simple, dignified situations we see portrayed on screen. Death, real death, is a messy, confusing process for everyone involved.

A few months ago I wrote an article for xoJane about my mother, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. At the time she had plateaued. Roughly three weeks ago, however, that changed.

Determined to walk, she hauled herself out of bed — and promptly fractured her pelvis. At the time, she was still receiving treatment — now she’s in hospice. As terrible as it was before, this is worse. She is completely bedridden and has a catheter. Despite everyone’s best efforts…

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FUKUSHIMA’S CHILDREN ARE DYING: in Japanese!

To: shereekrider@hotmail.com
Subject: FUKUSHIMA’S CHILDREN ARE DYING: in Japanese!

FUKUSHIMA’S CHILDREN ARE DYING by Harvey Wasserman

Translated into Japanese

Please forward to any Japanese-language lists you might have. Thank you!

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Some 39 months after the multiple explosions at Fukushima, thyroid cancer rates among nearby children have skyrocketed to more than forty times (40x) normal.
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Kentucky Senate unanimously approved a bill Wednesday to let certain pediatric seizure patients use an oil derived from hemp and marijuana.

FRANKFORT — In a vote that state Sen. Julie Denton said was unimaginable a decade ago, the Kentucky Senate unanimously approved a bill Wednesday to let certain pediatric seizure patients use an oil derived from hemp and marijuana.

“This was one of those tingly moments you get when you pass a bill that you really know is good for the commonwealth. It is really going to help people’s lives,” said Denton, R-Louisville.

The 38-0 vote on Denton’s Senate Bill 124 is believed to be the first time a Kentucky legislative chamber approved a measure allowing the use of any derivative of hemp and marijuana for medicinal purposes.

The Senate vote occurred as Laureen Vassil of Lexington anxiously looked on in the gallery. Her 15-year-old daughter, Allison, has seizures that are not controlled by medication. She is only able to do first grade work in school.

“I think this bill will help,” Vassil said, adding that her family has considered taking Allison to Colorado, where marijuana usage is legal. “But we don’t have the means to do that.”

The bill would allow the use of cannabidiol, a derivative of hemp, when recommended by a physician practicing at the University of Louisville or University of Kentucky state research hospital.

It also would exempt the oil from the legal definition of marijuana when used in studies approved by the Federal Drug Administration and compassionate-use programs. Such programs use new, unapproved drugs when no other treatments are available.

Debbie McGrath, executive director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana, said she was “thrilled” by the Senate vote.

McGrath said thousands of Kentucky families could benefit from the legislation, which now goes to the House.

Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, said the bill does not open the door to unlimited use of marijuana plants for medical purposes, as some lawmakers advocate.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Whitney Westerfield, R-Hopkinsville, said he cannot stand “the scourge” of illegal drugs in the state and stressed that SB 124 does not legalize illegal drugs.

He called it a “careful, measured approach” to using hemp and marijuana plants. The Kentucky State Police also supports the bill.

Westerfield said his vote was motivated by a young girl in his district named Clara.

“If I don’t take this opportunity to help her, she won’t grow up,” he said in casting his “yes” vote.

Denton said she thinks the bill has a good chance of winning approval in the House.

“This was drafted with House members as well,” she said. “Depending on the committee that it goes to, I think it will have unanimous support or very close to that.”

Jack Brammer: (502) 227-1198. Twitter: @BGPolitics. Blog: bluegrasspolitics.bloginky.com

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Scientists can implant false memories into mice

By Melissa Hogenboom Science reporter, BBC News

Mouse

Optical fibres implanted in a mouse’s brain activated memory forming cells

False memories have been implanted into mice, scientists say.

A team was able to make the mice wrongly associate a benign environment with a previous unpleasant experience from different surroundings.

The researchers conditioned a network of neurons to respond to light, making the mice recall the unpleasant environment.

Reporting in Science, they say it could one day shed light into how false memories occur in humans.

The brains of genetically engineered mice were implanted with optic fibres in order to deliver pulses of light to their brain. Known as optogenetics, this technique is able to make individual neurons respond to light.

Unreliable memory

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Our memory changes every single time it’s being recorded. That’s why we can incorporate new information into old memories and this is how a false memory can form…”

Dr Xu Liu Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Just like in mice, our memories are stored in collections of cells, and when events are recalled we reconstruct parts of these cells – almost like re-assembling small pieces of a puzzle.

It has been well documented that human memory is highly unreliable, first highlighted by a study on eyewitness testimonies in the 70s. Simple changes in how a question was asked could influence the memory a witness had of an event such as a car crash.

When this was brought to public attention, eyewitness testimonies alone were no longer used as evidence in court. Many people wrongly convicted on memory statements were later exonerated by DNA evidence.

Xu Liu of the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics and one the lead authors of the study, said that when mice recalled a false memory, it was indistinguishable from the real memory in the way it drove a fear response in the memory forming cells of a mouse’s brain.

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How a memory was implanted in a mouse

This cartoon explains how Dr Tonegawa's team created a false memory in the brain of mice

  • A mouse was put in one environment (blue box) and the brain cells encoding memory were labelled in this environment (white circles)
  • These cells were then made responsive to light
  • The animal was placed in a different environment (the red box) and light was delivered into the brain to activate these labelled cells
  • This induced the recall of the first environment – the blue box. While the animal was recalling the first environment, they also received mild foot shocks
  • Later when the mouse was put back into the first environment, it showed behavioural signs of fear, indicating it had formed a false fear memory for the first environment, where it was never shocked in reality

The mouse is the closest animal scientists can easily use to analyse the brain, as though simpler, its structure and basic circuitry is very similar to the human brain.

Studying neurons in a mouse’s brain could therefore help scientists further understand how similar structures in the human brain work.

“In the English language there are only 26 letters, but the combinations of letters make unlimited words and sentences, this is also true for memories,” Dr Liu told BBC News.

Evolving memories

“There are so many brain cells and for each individual memory, different combinations of small populations of cells are activated.”

These differing combinations of cells could partly explain why memories are not static like a photograph, but constantly evolving, he added.

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Erasing memories?

Brain artwork

Mice have previously been trained to believe they were somewhere else, “a bit like the feeling of deja-vu we sometimes get”, said Rosamund Langston from Dundee University.

A possibility in the future is erasing memories, she told BBC News.

“Episodic memories – such as those for traumatic experiences – are distributed in neurons throughout the brain, and in order to make memory erasure a safe and useful tool, we must understand how the different components of each memory are put together.

“You may want to erase someone’s memory for a traumatic event that happened in their home, but you certainly do not want to erase their memory for how to find their way around their home.”

“If you want to grab a specific memory you have to get down into the cell level. Every time we think we remember something, we could also be making changes to that memory – sometimes we realise sometimes we don’t,” Dr Liu explained.

“Our memory changes every single time it’s being ‘recorded’. That’s why we can incorporate new information into old memories and this is how a false memory can form without us realising it.”

Susumu Tonegawa, also from RIKEN-MIT, said his teams’ work provided the first animal model in which false and genuine memories could be investigated in the cells which store memories, called engram-bearing cells.

“Humans are highly imaginative animals. Just like our mice, an aversive or appetitive event could be associated with a past experience one may happen to have in mind at that moment, hence a false memory is formed.”

Silencing fear

Neil Burgess from University College London, who was not involved with the work, told BBC News the study was an “impressive example” of creating a fearful response in an environment where nothing fearful happened.

“One day this type of knowledge may help scientists to understand how to remove or reduce the fearful associations experienced by people with conditions like post traumatic stress disorder.”

But he added that it’s only an advance in “basic neuroscience” and that these methods could not be directly applied to humans for many years.

“But basic science always helps in the end, and it may be possible, one day, to use similar techniques to silence neurons causing the association to fear.”

‘Diseases of thought’

Mark Mayford of the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, US, said: “The question is, how does the brain change with experience? That’s the heart of everything the brain does.

He explained that work like this could one day further help us to understand the structure of our thoughts and the cells involved.

“Then one can begin to look at those brain circuits, see how they change, and hopefully find the areas or mechanisms that change with learning.”

“The implications are potentially interventions for diseases of thought such as schizophrenia. You cannot approach schizophrenia unless you know how a perception is put together.”

What Is Normal? Thoughts on Social Change.

Emily L. Hauser - In My Head

I was reminded of this post today and decided to re-up it. Because why not?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the broad American social struggle of the past 60-odd years, about what ties the whole messy package together. I’ve been thinking about how for the vast majority of human history, men have ruled the roost, but only men of a certain socio-economic standing — something that has varied from culture to culture (much as the ethnicity, religion, and geographical seat of these men has varied), but has always translated to “power.”

I’ve been thinking a lot about how, in this country, in this time, when white, Christian men of a certain socio-economic standing (and heteronormative identity) complain that something is being ripped from their hands, that order hangs in the balance, they’re right.

They’re right, because ever since the dawn of the Civil Rights movement (or, in fact…

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Fighting the good fight in the North American Continent

 

 

 

#HUNGERSTRIKE #PROTEST #ACTIVIST #ACTIONS #DIVERSE_SANCTUARY #NEWYORK
UPDATE FROM CANADA James Kevin Moore , C4C LEADER, FOUNDING MINISTER OF OUR DIVERSE SANCTUARY CANADIAN LODGE WHO HAS JOINED Lisa Mamakind Kirkman IN HER CONTINUED, THEIR CONTINUED HUNGERSTRIKE AND PROTEST FOR PATIENTS RIGHTS AND GARDEN RIGHTS FOR THIS LIFE SAVING PLANT WHICH ARE BEING TAKEN. IT APPEARS THAT THERE IS GROWING COMPASSION AND SUPPORT FOR OUR MEMBERS WHO HAVE TAKEN THIS ACTION OUT OF LACK OF MORE SUITABLE OPTIONS. LIKE LIVING HOLISTICALLY AND BEING SELF SUSTAINABLE. NOT WANTING TO BE OR TIRED OF BEING MADE DEPENDENT UPON SOME FORM OF GOVERNMENT PROGRAM OR APPROVAL TO ALLOW THEM THEIR BASIC SOVEREIGN HUMAN RIGHTS.
IT APPEARS THAT HERE IN THE STATES THE RUSH TO CONTINUE THE SAME LEGALIZE = LEGAL LIES. THAT HAS LEAD TO THIS CONTINUED PROHIBITION OF A PLANT, GARDENS AND LIVES TO FURTHER THE PROFITS OF ALL THOSE WHO CAN CLEAN UP FROM ANY ABUSE, DISTORTION, EXTORTION, MUTATION, AND PATENT OVER THIS PLANT AND THE NEEDS OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO ARE ILL AND DYING. SO THEY CAN GET HIGH ON PROFITS!
AS ONE OF OUR SISTERS AND MEMBERS Kimberleigh Krepp OUR LEADER OF #NEW_YORK4CANNABIS CONTINUES TO STAND ALONE AND PROTEST FOR ALL OUT REPEAL IN NEW YORK, AS THEY ARE PREPARING TO HAND DOWN THEIR NEW PATIENT LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS. THAT COULD PUT PATIENTS IN JAIL AND TAKE THEIR MEDICINE TO PLACE ON THE MARKET FOR NEW CARD CARRYING REGISTERED PATIENTS TO BUY. THAT’S RIGHT! THEY WILL TAKE YOUR WEED AND PUT YOU IN JAIL WHILE THEY SELL YOUR WEED TO SOMEONE ELSE. ISN’T IT BEAUTIFUL. REALLY! A NEVER ENDING WAR ON YOU AND THIS PLANT. EVEN IF YOU REGISTER. YOU WILL ABIDE BY ANY OTHER REGULATIONS OR BE JAILED. WHILE THEY DECIDE HOW YOU TAKE IT AND WHAT YOUR GIVEN AND WE ALL KNOW THEY COULD GIVE IT TO YOU UP YOUR ASS AND IF THEY CAN THEY WILL. DON’T MEDICATE AND DRIVE… JUST ASK PATIENTS IN ANY OF THE OTHER LEGAL STATES. IT ALL CAN BE COSTLY TO YOUR HEALTH AND BANK ACCOUNT. STRESS KILLS. WHILE THEY TAX YOU DOUBLE FOR IT AND CALL IT FREEDOM. GOT TO LOVE HOW THEY MARKET IT. #FREEDOM THAT IS. WHICH IS ALL THEY WERE GIVEN THE AUTHORITY TO DO. CONTROL CURRENCY AND THE MARKET PLACE.
WHILE HERE IN KENTUCKY AS THE RUSH FOR LEGAL LIES = LEGALIZE STILL CONTINUES. THE MARKET PLACE IS BEGINNING TO BE PREPARED BEFORE THE LAWS ARE EVEN PASSED. I, MARY THOMAS-SPEARS aka #REV_MARY , FOUNDING MINISTER OF KENTUCKY’S OLDEST ESTABLISHED AND ONLY EXISTING 420 MINISTRY HERE IN KENTUCKY, {THAT WE KNOW OF} DIVERSE SANCTUARY, BOARD MEMBER OF A4C, HEAD OF KENTUCKY FOR CANNABIS, BOARD MEMBER U.S. MARIJUANA PARTY AND ADMIN OF THE KENTUCKY MARIJUANA PARTY WILL BE THE FEATURED SPEAKER THIS WEEKEND IN LOUISVILLE AT A WORK SHOP THAT IS BEING HOSTED BY #HELLOCOMFYTREE FOR A $149 A SEAT. THAT WILL EXPLAIN THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA INDUSTRY TO ALL THOSE HERE IN KY WHO ARE WANTING TO SET UP SHOP HERE AND/OR PROFIT IN KENTUCKY. INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO “HOW TO OPEN A DISPENSARY”. I WILL BE SPEAKING ON REPEAL, NULLIFICATION, AND RESCHEDULING TO END PROHIBITION AND KEEPING THIS PLANT GMO FREE IN OUR PERSONAL GARDENS. I WOULD NOT EXCEPT PAY TO SPEAK AT THIS EVENT. OTHER THAN MY GAS MONEY TO GET THERE AND BACK. DESPITE THEIR OFFER OR MY NEED. I FELT IT WAS JUST TOO IMPORTANT A MESSAGE AND I COULDN’T FEEL RIGHT GETTING PAID OR TAKING YOUR MONEY FOR TRYING TO FREE THIS PLANT OR THE PEOPLE HERE. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE, SOON, I MUST PREPARE. WILL BE TRAVELING WITH Sheree Krider OWNER AND ADMIN OF THE U.S. MARIJUANA PARTY, KENTUCKY MARIJUANA PARTY AND ANOTHER MINISTER DIVERSE SANCTUARY.
WE STAND UNITED IN SOLIDARITY AND PROTEST FOR FULL REPEAL OF PROHIBITION INTERNATIONALLY AS WE GROW!!!
DON’T LET THEM PIMP YOU!!! #REPEAL AND HEAL!!!
LEARN WHAT WE KNOW
OPERATING ON TRUTH AND FAITH THAT IS SCIENCE BASED!!!

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