By B N Frank | Activist Post | April 8, 2018

In December 2016, Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 331 (aka “The Petland Bill”) which had originally been written regarding puppy mills and the humane treatment of animals.  At the last minute, several completely unrelated clauses were added to it.  One of them eliminated municipal governments’ ability to stop telecom companies from installing small cell tower infrastructure wherever they wanted – including in front of homes, in public rights of ways, historical districts, etc.  This violated the Ohio Constitution’s “single subject rule” and many immediately cried foul.

On March 20, 2017, press conferences were held in Cleveland and Central Ohio to announce that 80 Ohio municipal governments had filed lawsuits against the cell tower clause in this bill.  Eventually 90 Ohio municipal governments filed lawsuits.

Much has happened since then.  Some judges ruled in favor of the municipal governments.  Telecom companies appealed and new judges overturned rulings.  Some municipal governments who filed lawsuits seemed to have given up.  Some municipal governments embraced the idea of small cells before the bill passed and then again after the bill passed.  Some were identified early on as being difficult.

Because of all of this, Ohio elected officials decided to create a brand spanking new bill – one that proudly gives telecom companies the right to do whatever they please:  HB 478:  Small Cells Expansion Bill.

It’s still being opposed.  But it’s also being voted on this week.

Outside of Ohio, consumer groups, doctors, environmentalists, municipal governments, and scientists have been fighting similar state bills.  Because of this, they have not passed.

Firefighters have fought cell towers being installed on station property for many years already due to health concerns.

There are also 50+ federal bills being discussed which will eliminate municipal authority regarding cell tower placement.  These are also being fought.

The Nation recently published an article about cell phone safety and 5G technology.  The Wireless Industry is being compared to “Big Tobacco” and “Big Oil.”  Those of us who have lived long enough understand that this isn’t a compliment.

The article has been recirculated by other publications such as Democracy Now.Last week, NPR also featured the article and topic for discussion during their On Point program.

So what does Dr. Oz have to do with this?  Controversy regarding cell phone and wireless radiation is nothing new.  In 2009, he spoke about it on Good Morning America.

On February 9, 2018, he featured a segment on his show called “The Rise of 5G Cell Towers.”  According to his introduction, these cell towers are being installed everywhere so Americans can “binge-watch, surf and post online” at faster speeds without their screens freezing up or being disconnected.

5G is new technology.  But there is still firm research there is more potential harm from it than 4G wireless.

The human body has between two million to four million sweat ducts. Dr. Ben-Ishai of Hebrew University, Israel explains that our sweat ducts act like “an array of helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths,” meaning that we become more conductive.

Sweat ducts acting like helical antennas = MORE SWEATING.  Of course, 5G may also increase your metabolism.  But it still means being a sweatier than usual 24/7.   That’s not sexy.

Of course, 5G cell towers are going to affect children and pets, too.

But let’s get back to the binge-watching.  Encouraging and enabling Ohioans to “binge-watch, surf and post online” seems particularly inappropriate considering there is already a rampant opioid addiction problem in the state.  Attorney General, Mike Dewine already filed lawsuits with several pharmaceutical companies and claimed “Drugmakers got Ohioans addicted, raked in profits.”

So how again is it a good thing for elected officials and telecom companies to encourage and enable digital addiction when it’s a bad thing to encourage and enable opioid addiction?

Many Ohioans also enjoy nature and wildlife in the Buckeye State. 5G isn’t good for nature or wildlife. In fact, none of this wireless stuff is or has ever been good for them.  All of this is being installed to accommodate humans – even when we’re trying to enjoy nature and wildlife.

In 2014, The Wall Street Journal published an article about how 1 in 10 cell towers violated current RF safety standards.  The Federal Communications Commission also wasn’t making sure this was being corrected.  “The Race for 5G” means even more cell towers which means there will probably be more cell towers in violation of safety standards.

5G small cell towers are also a key component in connecting everything together a la “The Internet of Things (IoT).”  IoT already has a 75% failure rate due to hacking and more.  This is a threat to your privacy.  Therefore, IoT is really only cool if you like being hacked and having your privacy violated.

Security experts like Huffington Post’s Bruce Kushnick can’t say enough BAD things about IoT or 5G.  He’s referred to it as taxpayers being forced to bailout the telecom industry.

If none of this still bothers you, small cell towers being installed in front of homes and in neighborhoods will also reduce property value.

Cell towers can also catch fire or collapse.

Over the past few months, many media sources including CBS News have been encouraging us to be more careful with our cell phones and other personal wireless devices and electronics.  Many have also encouraged parents to limit how much their children use these devices.  Tech inventors already have been doing this for several years. Maybe it’s because they knew that no “safe” level of cell phone or wireless (WiFi) radiation has still been scientifically determined for children or pregnant women.

Unfortunately changing your habits won’t help much when 4G and 5G small cell towers are installed everywhere

Ohio elected officials don’t seem to care about that.  Or maybe it’s just that their brains have been too scrambled by all of this already.

What’s worse – since 2010, most Ohio utility companies have also installed digital or wireless “Smart” utility meters on homes and buildings throughout the state.  Ohio Senate Bill 181 “Smart Meter Consent Bill” was introduced in 2013 and endorsed by the ACLU.

It didn’t pass but many Ohio utilities eventually started offering “opt-outs” because of all the complaints.

All over the world, these meters have caused enormous problems already.  Many have already been replaced because of fires, explosions, malfunctioning appliances, measurement errors, general failure, and depreciation.   Many Ohioans now seem to be footing the bill to replace their old crappy “smart” meters with new crappy “smart” meters.

You may not have suffered any consequences yet from these “smart” meters.  But if you end up with a small cell tower near your home you’re basically being double-fried by microwave radiationAy, oh, way to go, Ohio.

Have you ever asked yourself, “If Wireless Radiation Exposure Is No Big Deal, Why Do Manuals for Cell Phones, iPads, Wi-Fi Routers, Etc. Include Guidelines and Warnings?”

Maybe you should ask that of your elected officials if they have.

Ohioans, if you don’t want this installed all over your state, start calling your senators today and tell them to VOTE NO on HB 478:

Senate President

Mr. Larry Obhof

(614) 466-7505 – KILL HB 478

Senate Public Utilities Committee

Bill Beagle                    (614) 466-6247

Chair

Rob McColley              (614) 466-8150

Vice Chair

Lou Terhar                  (614) 466-8068

(Local Cincinnati Senator)

Frank LaRose             (614) 466-4823

Sandy Williams          (614) 466-4857

Sean O’Brien              (614) 466-7182

Vernon Sykes             (614) 466-7041

Dave Burke                (614) 466-8049

Rob McColley              (614) 466-8150

Vice Chair

Lou Terhar                  (614) 466-8068

(Local Cincinnati Senator)

Frank LaRose             (614) 466-4823

Sandy Williams          (614) 466-4857

Sean O’Brien              (614) 466-7182

Vernon Sykes             (614) 466-7041

Dave Burke                (614) 466-8049


Contributed by B.N. Frank of ActivistPost.com where this article was originally published.


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By Ethan Huff | Natural News |March 29, 2018

Hands down, the most important factor in maintaining public health is access to clean water, and scientist Liangjie Dong from the University of Hawaii has come up with a revolutionary new technology that stands to bring clean water to even the poorest and most remote regions of the world – all for just a few pennies a gallon.

It’s known as Mesopaper, and it basically looks like a grey-colored coffee filter of sorts that you simply place over the top of a water bottle or jar before pouring water through it. Mesopaper is capable of filtering out heavy metal toxins like lead, arsenic, and mercury, all while preserving important nutrients like calcium and magnesium that benefit health – and the best thing of all is that Mesopaper costs next to nothing to produce.

Dong first came up with the idea back in 2005 when he developed his first crude design of the technology, which involved the use of cartridges that had to be inserted into water in order to purify it. He first brought the technology to Bangladesh, where some 20 million people are exposed to arsenic in their drinking water, teaching the locals how to use the system to achieve maximum benefits.

This little experiment was a huge success, but there was just one problem: The first version of the technology wasn’t all that self-explanatory. In fact, after the trip was over, a local manager asked Dong if there was any way he could redesign the system to make it simpler for people to use without having to first receive instructions – and this is how the latest version of Mesopaper came to be.

Seven years after receiving this request, Dong successfully developed a brand new filter design that’s flat and only requires water to be passed directly through the filter in order to work. And once the filters reach their life capacity, they simply stop allowing water through, which is when you know it’s time for a replacement.

Mesopaper encapsulates toxins naturally so they don’t escape back into the ground upon disposal

Utilizing three simple layers of paper made from bamboo fiber, with clay-derived ceramic granules sandwiched in between each layer, Dong’s brilliant invention is about the simplest and cheapest way to produce clean, chemical-free water without the need for electricity, storage tanks, and other expensive equipment.

Mesopaper also contains nano-sized iron “needles” inside each filter pore that act as hooks to capture bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. What’s truly remarkable about these iron particles is that they react with water to close themselves, locking pollutants inside so that they can’t escape. This means that when used up Mesopaper is thrown away, it doesn’t contaminate the ground or pollute groundwater.

While designed for smaller-scale use to filter one bottle at a time, Mesopaper technology has the capacity to be applied to large-scale projects as well, including at wastewater treatment plants. Using the same iron nano-particle technology, industrial Mesopaper could eliminate the creation of toxic sludge entirely, which could greatly enhance environmental protection in large cities.

Dong currently sells a six-pack of Mesopaper on Amazon for $6.99. Each nine-inch diameter sheet can filter about 22 liters, or about six gallons, of water before needing to be replaced, which translates to about 36 gallons of clean water for just $7. This comes out to just under 20 cents per gallon of clean water, which is about as cheap as it gets apart from maybe a whole-house water filtration system.

Currently, Mesopaper’s biggest market is in the United States, where people tend to buy it for stocking their emergency supply kits and “bug-out” bags, or for taking on camping trips. But Dong hopes to continue refining the technology to make it even cheaper for mass adoption in developing countries where it’s needed most.

See HeavyMetals.news for more breaking news on toxic elements, and WaterFilters.news for coverage of water filters.


Contributed by Ethan Huff of NaturalNews.com.

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Earl Garcia | Natural News | March 29, 2017

A recent breakthrough in high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy (HIFU) technology has proven its use as an effective cancer treatment. A multi-institutional research team from China developed a semi-enclosed, spherical cavity transducer that can produce a focused, standing-wave field with a subwavelength-scale focal region and extremely high ultrasound intensity. The spherical cavity transducer appeared to generate tighter focal regions and greater pressure amplitude compared with the traditional concave spherical transducer. Researchers said the level of intensity generated by the new transducer design may lead to significant improvements in HIFU therapy. The findings were published in the Journal of Applied Physics.

HIFU is a non-invasive, targeted treatment that makes use of sound waves to eradicate cancer cells. HIFU uses an ultrasonic transducer to convert electrical signals into sound waves, then concentrates ultrasound into a small focal region to raise the temperature to more than 65 decrees Celsius, thereby killing cancer cells in the process without inducing damage to surrounding tissues. The technique works in the same manner as focusing sunlight through a lens, which helps eliminate the disease-causing cells.

HIFU can be used as an alternative to traditional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery.

Sound waves prove to be viable cancer treatment in various studies

High-intensity focused ultrasound therapy proved to be a highly-effective cancer treatment in various studies and clinical trials.

For instance, researchers at the University College Hospital in London examined 625 men with prostate cancer and found that 93 percent of patients who underwent HIFU alone remained cancer-free at five years following the treatment, without requiring surgery or radiotherapy. Data also showed that only one to two percent of patients who had HIFU treatment suffered long-term urinary incontinence, compared with 10 to 20 percent of patients who had surgery. In addition, only 15 percent of patients in the HIFU group developed erectile dysfunction compared with 30 to 60 percent of surgical patients.

“The results of this study are impressive and have the potential to transform prostate cancer treatment for many men in the future. It is extremely exciting technology and these results show that in men diagnosed early by prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood testing, this targeted therapy could be as effective as surgery to remove the whole prostate gland or radiotherapy and cause far fewer side effects,” said study co-author Tim Dudderidge.

The findings were presented at an annual meeting of the European Association of Urology in Munich, Germany.

A British clinical trial funded by the Medical Research Council has also found that 95 percent of patients who underwent HIFU therapy for prostate cancer remained cancer-free at 12 months after the treatment. The researchers also found that none of the respondents suffered urinary incontinence during the follow-up period.

Another sound wave innovation to watch out for

Researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada have developed a new technique that uses focused sound waves to activate minute particles known as nanodroplets. According to the researchers, the new technique was as accurate as using needles in biopsy.

“With a little bit of ultrasound energy, nanodroplets phase-change into microbubbles. That’s important because ultrasound can really oscillate these microbubbles. The microbubbles absorb of the ultrasound energy and then act like boxing gloves to punch the tumor cells and knock little vesicles off. That led us to detect some genes that were indicative of the aggressiveness of the tumour. That’s potentially very powerful. You can get a genetic characterization of the tumour, but do it relatively non-invasively,” said engineering professor Roger Zemp.

The findings were published in the journal Cancer Research. 

Find more news on medical discoveries at Discoveries.news.


By Earl Garcia at NaturalNews.com where this article was originally published.


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Natural Blaze | naturalblaze.com | February 22, 2018

U.S. Right to Know sued the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today over CDC’s failure to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and provide documents in response to six requests about its interactions with The Coca-Cola Company.

The public records requests are part of an investigation USRTK is conducting into Coca-Cola’s influence at the CDC and the company’s impact on public policy. Public health evidence suggests that the consumption of sugary sodas is implicated in the obesity epidemic, and may be responsible for tens of thousands of deaths per year. Nevertheless, evidence gathered to date indicates that CDC staff provided political guidanceto Coca-Cola, allowed Coca-Cola to lobby the CDC, and accepted contributions from Coca-Cola via the CDC Foundation, which has disclosed such contributions as recently as last year.

“We are suing the CDC to uncover the extent and nature of the CDC’s relationship with Coca-Cola,” said Gary Ruskin, co-director of U.S. Right to Know, a consumer and public health watchdog group. “Just as it is wrong for the CDC to assist tobacco companies, it is also wrong for CDC to assist obesogenic companies like Coca-Cola.”

Since 2016, USRTK has filed 19 FOIA requests with the CDC. With the documents we received via FOIA from CDC and other sources, we helped expose former CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald’s collegial relationship with Coca-Cola and the company’s former VP and Chief Science and Health Officer Rhona Applebaum in the New York Times and The Intercept.

We also revealed that Barbara Bowman, then-director of CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, had advised a former Coca-Cola senior vice president on how to stop the World Health Organization from cracking down on added sugar.  Bowman quit the CDC two days after her advice to the former Coca-Cola executive was revealed.

We also helped to uncover CDC staff concerns that CDC’s “mission is being shaped by outside parties and rogue interests” and their call to “clean up this house.”

More findings in our investigation of Coca-Cola’s influence at the CDC are available at: usrtk.org/our-investigations/#coca-cola.

On December 15, 2017, USRTK filed six FOIA requests with the CDC regarding its relationship to Coca-Cola.  The CDC acknowledged receipt of these FOIA requests four days later, but has not provided any other response.  The FOIA law states that federal agencies are required to respond within 20 business days.

According to the Coca-Cola transparency database, Coca-Cola contributed $1.1 million to the CDC Foundation during 2010-12.  But Coca-Cola has not disclosed contributions to the CDC Foundation after 2012.  The CDC Foundation discloses such contributions, but not the amounts, in the years 2017, 2016, and 2015none of which are disclosed by Coca-Cola.

Both the CDC and Coca-Cola are based in Atlanta.

CDC has been swept up in two recent scandals. On January 31, CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald quit her post, following a Politico article raising questions about her investments in tobacco and other companies. On December 15, the Washington Post reported that CDC had banned a list of seven words or phrases – such as “evidence-based” and “science-based” – from budget documents.

The USRTK FOIA lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  The USRTK complaint is available at: https://usrtk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/USRTK-v-HHS-complaint.pdf.  The name of the case is U.S. Right to Know v. Department of Health and Human Services. USRTK is represented in this matter by the law office of Mark S. Zaid.

More information about USRTK’s litigation for transparency is at: usrtk.org/our-litigation.

U.S. Right to Know is a nonprofit consumer and public health organization that investigates the risks associated with the corporate food system, and the food industry’s practices and influence on public policy.  For more information, see usrtk.org.

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The Daily Sheeple | thedailysheeple.com | February 20, 2018

A popular brand of dog food has been recalled after one dog died and number got sick from ingesting sodium pentobarbital. That’s one of the three drugs in a “death row” cocktail shot used to euthanize humans and pets.

According to IFL Science, several brands of dog food have been voluntarily recalled after several dogs got sick and one dog died after eating “Hunk of Beef Au Jus” dog food, according to Food Safety News. The problem is not limited to this particular brand of dog food, and the FDA has issued an alert about contamination of several different products.

The ingredient found in the dog food is a barbiturate that forms part of a three-drug cocktail used in executions, so not something you’d want to find in your dog’s meal or treats. The drug is very commonly used in the euthanasia of pets, including cats and dogs. The FDA  has issued warning signs to look out for if you had fed your pet the “Hunk of Beef Au Jus” dog food.

Pets that eat pet food containing pentobarbital can experience drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner) and inability to stand. Consuming high levels of pentobarbital can cause coma and death,” it said in a statement. “Any detection of pentobarbital in pet food is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act—simply put, pentobarbital should not be in pet food.”

Only about 50 percent of a cow can be sold for human consumption, according to FDA rules, for example, so the rest of the meat is used in pet foods. Slaughterhouses can send the other parts (deemed not fit even for cheap sausages) to a rendering plant, to be ground down by an industrial-sized grinder. Cows and other livestock aren’t the only things that get ground up in these plants, however. Roadkill, expired meat from grocery stores, zoo animals, diseased livestock (whole) and, even euthanized pets can all get ground up in the rendering plant.

The FDA is investigating how the drug got into the supply line, but it’s possible that it got there because it was present in high quantities in the euthanized rescue dogs that were ground up in a rendering plant, and then sent out to be used in dog food.

According to Food Safety News, the problem is not limited to this particular brand of dog food, and the FDA has issued an alert about contamination of several different products as well.


Contributed by The Daily Sheeple of www.TheDailySheeple.com


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