Roundup more Toxic than Glyphosate

Roundup is much Roundupmore toxic than glyphosate alone. Most studies of Roundup have focused solely on glyphosate, ignoring its so-called “inert” ingredients. Nothing in our world is inert. When glyhosate is mixed with the other ingredients in Roundup, which it always is before being sprayed on food crops – like corn, soy,  beets – then it becomes carcinogenic.

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Roundup not tested
Glyphosate herbicide formulations with Roundup have never been tested for long-term safety. The only industry testing prior to regulatory authorizations for glyphosate were carried out with glyphosate alone. The glaring problem is that commercial glyphosate herbicide formulations (as sold and used) contain many other chemicals, or adjuvants. Not only are these adjuvants toxic in themselves; their toxicity increases with glyphosate, up to 1,000 times.

Toxic Adjuvants not inert
These toxic adjuvants partly increase the toxicity of glyphosate by enabling it to penetrate plant and animal cells more easily. These adjuvants are widely found in the environment, so people and animals are likely to be affected by them. The half-life of the Roundup adjuvant POEA is (21–42 days), for one example, longer than the life of glyphosate alone, which can be 7–14 days.

Examining glyphosateimages toxicity in itself is patently absurd. In real life, humans and animals are never exposed solely to glyphosate; we are exposed to the complete formulations. Sadly, and criminally, Roundup and other glyphosate formulations have never been tested for long-term safety.

Fundamental Regulatory Flaw
Testing so-called active ingredients separately instead of in the witches brew formulations to which we are all exposed is a fundamental regulatory flaw. It’s also a flaw that applies to all regulatory authorizations of pesticides worldwide. The presumed active ingredients are the only ingredients tested and assessed for safety, before they are mixed into the complicated formulations that are released on us all.

Formulations up to 1,000 times more toxic
In one in vitro study, eight out of nine major pesticides tested in their complete formulations – including Roundup – were up to 1000 times more toxic to human cells than their isolated active ingredients or adjuvants. This increased toxicity of the complete formulation compared with the active ingredient alone was found to be a general principle of pesticide toxicology.

Roundup more Toxic than Glyphosate
This principle farming before and after monsanto any questionshas been confirmed by experiments in mammals. An in vivo study in pigs showed the adjuvant POEA and commercial glyphosate herbicide formulations were toxic and lethal to the pigs, whereas glyphosate alone had no such effects. An in vivo study in rats showed POEA and Roundup formulations containing POEA were more toxic than glyphosate by itself.

Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini also found that other, supposedly “inert,” ingredients associated with Roundup are even more dangerous than its primary toxin, glyphosate. Séralini and others have shown that Roundup is much more toxic than glyphosate alone. Any true assessment of glyphosate toxicity must be considered with its so-called inert ingredients which mix in the real world.

WHO declares Glyphosate probably carcinogenic

In 2015, the World Health Organization finally declared glyphosate a “probable carcinogen.” The state of California also labeled Roundup a probable carcinogen. Monsanto promptly sued the state because it could. If something Monsanto makes causes cancer, it simply hires lawyers so that it can continue spraying Roundup on the public and its food crops. Hence, many know the company as Monsatan.

Adjuvants hidden from Public Scrutiny

Regulators evaluate the safety of a pesticide or herbicide mainly by looking at the active ingredient – such as glyphosate – while commercial versions of pesticides contain other adjuvants which Monsanto and other companies may keep confidential, with the help of corporate-friendly judges.

Companies say that they add ingredients to pesticides other than the active ingredient in order to make the product easier to spray, easier to stick to plants, easier to store longer, easier to stick if it rains. These “additives” (as if they aren’t really there at all) can make up as much as 95 percent of a given pesticide. Based on this study, how much longer will Monsanto get away with keeping the whole Roundup formulation untested. This study shows ‘adjuvants’ are part and parcel of the whole poison package, despite the fact that companies are not required to list inert ingredients on most pesticide labels.

EPA Regulations Woefully Inadequate
EPA regulations regarding glyphosate and other poisons are obviously woefully inadequate. The EPA requires that only the active ingredient be studied for medium- and long-term toxicity. This must change. We deserve better from our government agencies, and the politicians who work for and with Monsanto to poison us all.

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“Real News” Fake News

Question:  Who decides Fake Newswhat news is fake? 

Answer:  The Corporate Media.

Total information awareness has at last reached critical mass. The whole world is now well aware of the conflicts of interest between those who own the mainstream media and those who profit from endless wars and bank fraud against working people all over the world.  The whole world now knows, beyond any doubt: those who own the major networks are the same people making billions of dollars from war and misery. They are the same people who game the banks and financial markets at the expense of working people. We know you, CBS. We know, CNN. We know, MSNBC. We know, Fox “News.”  Fake news indeed!

Journalist admits Mainstream News Faked

Mainstream Pot calls Kettle Black
Ludicrous is the only word that comes to mind when one hears the chorus of hair-sprayed mainstream media (MSM) heads purporting to tell us what is and what is not fake news.  This latest disinformation appears to be the first salvo in a long-game movement to shut down real news outlets in favor of the Corporatocracy-sponsored ones spoon fed from our giant home screens.  Google and other corporate-controlled information platforms are beginning to announce (which is something of an improvement, as they formerly worked more in secret) that they are taking steps to prevent users from accessing “news” not sanctioned by the state.

Google decides What is and What is not Fake News

Google recently announced it will be prohibiting “fake” and “misrepresentative” sites from using its AdSense program.

Google told Reuters: “Moving forward, we will restrict ad serving on pages that misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher’s content, or the primary purpose of the web property.” This policy, Google said, will include websites labeled as “fake news.”  Can you say censorship?  Can you say the First Amendment is not dead?

Follow the Money

Who gets to do the labeling? Whoever has the most ad money, right Google? Has it ever been any other way? Give Google enough money and they’ll give you a Pay-Per-Click position on the top of any web page you like, as long as you are not deemed politically unpalatable.

Google, if it’s “serious,” needs to get and give us full disclosure from CBS or NBC when those networks are flying the flag to cheer the latest American-sponsored war crimes. It bears repeating what this whole game has made clear: The same people that make billions in war also own the networks they use to frighten, manipulate, propagandize the public. This is only common knowledge to any educated or well-read peoples of the world; but to Google, is that ‘fake news’?  (We report, you decide.)

Corporatocracy spokesmodel Barrack Obama has even been drawn into the act. The Hill reported that during a press conference in Germany last week, Mr. Obama said that if Americans can not “discriminate between serious arguments and propaganda, then we have problems.”  We do have problems, all right.

Obamaganda

President Obama argued that because websites containing misinformation are often packaged “very well” it may “inappropriately” affect voter attitudes towards political candidates.  Whoever uses the word “inappropriately” is, of course, the grand-prize winner of any PC argument in our upside-down world. Just use the word “inappropriate” and you can demand whatever treatment you want.

We Know What to Fight For, if President Obama doesn’t

“If everything seems to be the same and no distinctions are made, then we won’t know what to protect,” President Obama said. “We won’t know what to fight for.”

We know what to fight for, if Mr. Obama doesn’t. It’s called the right to free speech; everyone always seems to be in favor of it until someone whose view they don’t like tries to exercise it.  Hello!  Do we all understand that “appropriate” speech is not free speech?

Mr. Obama continued the “appropriate” Obamaganda: “Part of what’s changed in politics is social media and how people are receiving information. (It’s) easier to make negative attacks and simplistic slogans than it is to communicate complex policies. But we’ll figure it out.”

Danger Zone
Independent and alternative media sites have always been a thorn in the side of the military-industrial complex that uses the U.S. as its own private Murder, Inc.  Those outlets that have worked tirelessly to expose the lies of the corporate media may eventually be blocked or even banned, if we don’t keep an eye on the ever-unfolding Orwellian nightmare. The truth is always a threat to those in power, to the oppressor.

Enjoy this moment in history.  It’s fun to watch some of these mainstream media outlets running scared. Their biggest fear is that they’ve failed to serve their corporate masters of the universe by continuing to hoodwink the great unwashed, the rabble, the rest of us. Will they lose their seat at the adults’ table and be forced to join all of us working stiffs?  Do they fear being dis-invited to meetings of the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderbergs, the Bohemian Grove “picnics,” or to the lairs of those grand reptilian creatures who gather to discuss the Project for a New American Century (PNAC).

A quick glance at history will suffice to show that real fake news is the news we’ve all been getting for decades.

“The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media.”

–  former CIA Director William Colby

Operation Mockingbird
The CIA’s Operation Mockingbird, first run by Cord Meyer, was and is a concerted effort by the agency to spin news events, or to create the news itself from whole cloth, to manipulate information however they see fit.

Propagandizing (Lying) made Legal for U.S. Government

The United States Government recently passed a bill which allows it to propagandize, lie, to us all. They do it in the name of “national security,” the oldest ruse of all. (You can’t make this stuff up.) Michael Hastings reported on it shortly before he met his end is a strange “accident” in which his car exploded and burned him to cinders.

The mainstream media has gotten high on its own supply for so long, in its great echo chamber, talking to itself, that it apparently believes its own spiel. CNN recently tried to tell us that reading Wikileaks is illegal, that the only acceptable way to read Wikileaks was to have it filtered through CNN.  Yes, you have been instructed to let CNN read Wiki and tell you what it found; then they won’t put you in Guantanamo, you enemy of the state, you.

CNN News Fakers
Anderson Cooper and CNN are well-known liars. In an ironically reverse Pinocchio tableaux, you can watch Cooper’s nose disappear in telltale Green screen evidence in front of a fake set, as he pretends to stand in front of Sandy Hook school, in a tableaux which the controllers floated to disarm the public. CNN was also caught pretending to have reporters in Saudi Arabia during a Scud missile attack. The CNN clowns were in reality on the roof of a Florida hotel. One put on a gas mask. It’s really quite amusing, if you don’t mind fake news being passed off as real.

CBS News Fakers
CBS and Dan Rather lied to us all after JFK was slaughtered in Dallas. The network had Rather tell us all that he had seen the Zapruder film and that it proved Kennedy was shot from behind. A few years later, the whole WORLD could see Kennedy’s head jerk violently backwards, proving he was hit from the front, and thereby proving there was a conspiracy in his murder. CBS and all the other mainstream news fakers also failed to report on the FACT that the House Committee on Assassinations declared in 1978 that JFK was killed in a “likely conspiracy.”

Fox News Fakers
George Bush’s cousin was running Fox “News” in 2000 when the state of Florida had not yet counted all its votes. While the country waited to see who would be elected President, Fox struck. The foxy news fakers decided they would call the state for Bush, facts be damned. All the other news fakers followed suit, not wanting to be seen as “scooped,” hence setting Al Gore up to look like a sore loser. Gore, in fact, won the total vote count in Florida, and hence won the election, but Fox’ fake news nevertheless carried the day.  The network’s subterfuge also helped bury the deeper story, of how the state and hence the entire election was stolen by, among other criminals, Katharine Harris and then Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who presided over the illegal and immoral purging of some 90,000 Black voters from the rolls. Greg Palast has had that story well documented since it was happening in 2000. Did you know that? Of course you didn’t. You were watching “real news” fakers.

Wikileaks
To get any real “news,” one needs to go directly to the source. Every idiot knows one must look directly to the source. Wikileaks is the only outlet which does that, printing emails verbatim, which are time-stamped and easily verifiable. News from anywhere else that you haven’t witnessed yourself is nothing but spin, or dis- or misinformation.

Grade School Lesson Revisited

You remember that grade school game where the kid in the front corner whispers a story secretly and then that kid passes it to the next kid, and so on down the line through the whole class. You remember the final story bears no resemblance to the truth. You remember that little exercise in truth telling? If you learned nothing else in school, you did learn that, right?

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Technology runs Amok

TechnologyPhone Spy runs amok today. Most people seem to accept that the “latest” technology, whatever it is, should be embraced and celebrated. Each new apple product or so-called “Smart phone”or appliance is trotted out with a public relations blitzkrieg that seamlessly blends “news” with advertising. Many of us and our friends and relatives become salespeople ourselves, promoting the latest gadgets to one another.

Machines Ascend as Humanity Descends

Mahatma Gandhi was still alive as the industrial revolution began to alter the values of the world. Technology began to make human beings less important in the means of production, as in Henry Ford’s assembly lines. Machines were made to seem increasingly indispensable, human beings less and less so.

Machines replace and delimit Humanity

Human survival becomes more and more dependent upon our ability to run machines, while increasingly the machines run us. More and more jobs are replaced by machines. People become secondary. Human labor is needed primarily to keep the machines going, while liquid capital from labor is used to pay for “new and improved” or “upgraded” machines: smart phones (not so smart for us), televisions, automobiles, dishwashers and other so-called “Smart” appliances and “Smart” meters, which are not smart at all. Meanwhile, credit cards replace cash so that everything is cleverly calibrated to track our every move, purchase, emotion, to corral us for advertisers who want to understand and manipulate us in order to sell us more machines.

Hate Not The Machines

Mahatma Gandhi said, “I hate not the machines, but this growing passion for machines. I hate the passion for the machines which work upon diminishing man power. (I) want the wealth to be accumulated not just in a few hands but for all the people in the world.”

The Worship of Technology

Gandhi was not against technology. He was against worshiping technology as a means of salvation. He thought salvation could not come from outside; it could only be attained internally. Gandhi thought that technology encouraged the soul to be led astray by greed.

Machines Triumph
The dishwasher, the leaf blower, the so-called “Smart” TV, cell phone or computer – we quickly buy whatever new technology is thrown at us. Most hold a decided prejudice that whatever is newer must necessarily be better. Old bad, new good, seems to be the prevailing “wisdom” with all new technologies. Those who aren’t using the latest whatever are seen as fools or losers. Why wouldn’t one want to “take advantage” of the latest gadget?

Medical Device Technology runs Amok

In the world of medicine, there may be no better example of technology run amok than with IVC blood clot filters. Thousands of IVC filter lawsuits have been filed because any risk-benefit analysis shows they are clearly not worth their risks. Anyone taking a few minutes to handle and examine one of the flimsy IVC filter devices could readily see that the notion of jamming one into a human being’s vena cava is a terrible idea.

Studies show IVC filters fail to improve anticoagulant therapy, while studies also show they are not being retrieved in timely fashion. The longer they remain in the body, the more difficult they are to remove. In addition, the longer they remain implanted, the more likely they are to cause problems, including life-threatening complications.

Morcellator Lawsuits are being filed because power morcellators were sold as less invasive for hysterectomy or uterine fibroid removal than prior methods of surgery for women; however, power morcellators can spread undetected cancer that can kill the woman who has been unwittingly talked into having one used on her.

Plastic mesh was sold to gynecologists primarily as a money-making scheme. Johnson & Johnson, Bard, AMS, and other mesh makers used very well-funded advertising blitzes to convince doctors that this product was a good idea. It was easier to put plastic mesh into a woman to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence than it was to find a surgeon with the surgical chops to do the job the way it had been successfully done for more than 100 years.

Metal on metal hip implants were, at one time, the latest, greatest thing. The problem was and is that they grind against each other and eventually cause tiny shards of metal to enter the bloodstream. Cobalt and other metal poisoning results, in addition to enormous pain as the metal on metal hip replacements fail.

Technology runs Amok

Here’s a short list of technological “advances” trotted out as advances that are questionable at best, and nothing of the sort if one looks closely at them, and what their real cost is to human beings.

•  IVC Filters
•  Power Morcellators
•  Transvaginal (Plastic Mesh)
•  GMO / Monsanto “Foods”
  Leaf Blowers
•  Smart Meters

Each of these fails a risk-benefit test. Each was meant to replace something that already worked just fine. Each of these cost more than the thing it was meant to replace. Each causes at least as many problems as it solves. Each nullifies or belittles the human element, the man power of which Gandhi spoke. Each takes more from us than it gives. Would that we could turn them all off, or stop using them, and take back some of the humanity that we’ve allowed their makers to steal from us.

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Exploding Air Bag Lawsuit filed in Texas

A woman nearly Takata admits Airbags Defectivekilled by an exploding air bag in an otherwise minor traffic accident has filed a lawsuit against Takata and Honda. The petition seeks more than $1 million in damages.

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The Takata air bag exploded Sept. 11, 2016, in the low-speed crash of a 2002 Honda Civic. The defective bag sent shards of metal into Serena Martinez, 42 in Fort Bend County, Texas. The shrapnel severely cut her chest and arm.

Ms. Martinez said she is lucky to be alive. The metal shards narrowly missed a major artery as they pierced her chest instead of her neck.

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“I thought I was going to bleed to death,” said Ms. Martinez. “I don’t understand how something that was supposed to protect me (caused) my injuries.”

Exploding Takata Airbag

The air bag in the 2002 Civic was made by Takata Corp., a Japanese auto parts company that enjoys 30% of the world’s airbag market. Takata air bags are inflated by explosive ammonium nitrate in a metal canister. The problem can occur if the ammonium nitrate burns all at once. That occurrence can then blow the canister into metal shrapnel that can penetrate passengers and injure or kill them.

Exploding Airbag Deaths

Exploding Takata air bags are believed to be implicated in the deaths of at least 16 people, while more than 50 injuries have been reported, most of them in America. The potentially fatal aibag problem has triggered the largest safety recall in U.S. history – some 70 million airbag inflators sold by 15 automakers.

Humidity, Moisture Related Problems

Air bag injury lawyers allege that Takata has known for decades ammonium nitrate can be dangerously unstable, especially with moisture exposure. Most explosions have occurred in hot and humid regions in the U.S. By year 2019, regulators want Takata to recall all of its airbags which use ammonium nitrate with no drying agent.

Exploding Air Bag Lawsuit filed in Texas

Ms. Martinez lawsuit was filed October 31, 2016 in state district court in Houston, Texas.

Takata Air Bag Settlement in Houston

A confidential Hondasettlement was recently reached in a similar case. On March 31, 2016, 17-year-old Huma Hanif was killed in a 2002 Honda Civic near Houston. She rear-ended another auto in a low speed accident, but her Takata air bag exploded and sent metal shrapnel into her neck. Ms. Hanif died at the scene of that accident.

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5.0 Oklahoma Earthquake damages Buildings

Another OklahomaOK 5.0 Quake earthquake damaged homes and businesses Sunday. On November 6, 2016 at  7:44 CST, a quake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale rattled central Oklahoma. The epicenter was near Cushing, some 50 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The shock was felt as far away as Dallas, Kansas City and Little Rock, Ark.

Pictures of the damage were shown in social media; debris lay piled up at the base of commercial buildings.

Pipeline Crossroads of the World

Cushing (pop. 7,900) is home to the world’s largest oil storage facility, Cushing Tank Farms. The city calls itself the “Pipeline Crossroads of the World.”

Scientists have linked Oklahoma’s sharp uptick in earthquakes to underground disposal of wastewater from oil and gas production. In the process of fracking, millions of gallons of water and frack chemicals are pumped into the earth in order to fracture the shale rock far below and force out “natural” gas. That fracking fluid is then extracted and pumped deep into the earth at another location, which experts think is what triggers the quakes.

Oklahoma experienced roughly one or two earthquakes a year for some 100 years. That all changed in 2009 with the introduction of widespread fracking throughout the state. More than 50 earthquakes fractured the state that year and every year since. More than 300 quakes rattled the Sooner state in 2010.

Earthquake Lawsuits

Property owners who have seen their homes and businesses damaged by the quakes have begun to file earthquake lawsuits against the fracking companies they believe responsible for the damages.

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North Oklahoma Earthquake 4.5

A 4.5 magnitudePawnee Quakes earthquake that struck northern Oklahoma Nov. 1, 2016 may finally move OK lawmakers into considering restrictions on some oil and gas drillers shaking the state.  The endless quakes have led some residents to file Oklahoma earthquake lawsuits for property damage.

Oklahoma’s alarming increase in earthquakes since runaway fracking began in 2008 has some state lawmakers interested in the connection between fracking operations for “natural” gas and subsequent earthquake damage. Most oil and gas specialists not funded by Big Oil now believe that the injection of underground wastewater deep into the earth is the most likely culprit. Conventional oil drilling in Oklahoma for more than 100 years never resulted in the huge uptick in earthquakes that perfectly paralleled the introduction of new oil and gas fracking methods.

North Oklahoma Earthquake 4.5

Fortunately, no damage was reported from this week’s 4.5 magnitude earthquake. In September 2016, an Oklahoma record-setting 5.6 earthquake  spurred some residents into calling for change.

The Associated Press reported this week that Oklahoma Corporation Commission plans a response to the Nov. 1 earthquake. Some state regulators are considering new restrictions on oil and gas activity.

Pawnee Nation sues Frackers

The long-suffering Pawnee Nation, however, rattled by the latest quakes, is not waiting any longer for sensible treatment. In late October 2016, according to The The Stillwater Press, the Pawnees announced plans to sue four energy companies: New Dominion, Sandridge Exploration and Production, Chesapeake Operating, Devon Energy Production Company.

 Andrew Knife Chief told the Stillwater News Press that much of the problem stems from local government’s lack of power:

“The City of Pawnee can’t pass any kind of city resolution banning underground injection control wells within a certain distance of the city or whatnot,” Knife Chief said. He hopes, however, that the Pawnee Nation’s sovereign authority could help in a lawsuit.

“That same restriction doesn’t apply to us,” he said. “(On) Oct. 22 of 2015, the Pawnee Nation business council passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on fracking activities.”

While Oklahoma’s governor and most experts not on Big Oil’s payroll recognize a link between fracking and the huge increase of Oklahoma’s earthquakes, oil money continues to deny a connection between fracking and earthquakes.

Oklahoma Corporation Commission sees Frack Link

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission, meanwhile, has conceded: “Researchers largely agree that wastewater injection into the Arbuckle formation poses the largest potential risk for earthquakes in Oklahoma,” according to the group’s September Earthquake Response Summary.

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Talc Powder causes Cancer, says Jury

Talc powder JJ-TALCcauses cancer, said a jury in St. Louis on October 27, 2016. The jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a California woman more than $70 million, after ruling that Johnson’s baby powder caused her ovarian cancer. It was the fourth time a jury has agreed with the plaintiff’s argument that talc used for feminine hygiene can cause ovarian cancer, and also agreed that it caused the cancer of the woman who brought a lawsuit.

Johnson accused of Negligent Conduct

This trial that began Sept. 26 was brought by Deborah Giannecchini of Modesto, California. Ms. Giannecchini was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. Her lawsuit accused Johnson & Johnson of “negligent conduct” in making and marketing its baby powder.

Johnson loses all four Talc-Cancer Jury Verdicts

“Four juries have now ruled that Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder can cause cancer,” said attorney David Matthews, whose firm handles J&J talc cancer lawsuits. “How many more huge verdicts will it take before the company fairly settles these cases?”

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J&J says Talc Powder Safe

In a statement provided to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J&J spokeswoman Carol Goodrich said the company sympathizes with women and families impacted by ovarian cancer, but added, “We will appeal today’s verdict because we are guided by the science, which supports the safety of Johnson’s Baby Powder.”

Two earlier talc cancer trials in St. Louis rendered a combined $127 million in verdicts against J&J. In New Jersey, however, two recent talc-cancer lawsuits were unilaterally dismissed by a judge who didn’t want a jury to hear the case. Judge Johnson (with a name to add irony to insult) ruled that no reliable evidence exists to link talc to ovarian cancer. This potentially deadly form of cancer accounts for some 22,000 of the 1.7 million new cancer cases expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, according to the Post Dispatch.

2,000 Talc Cancer Lawsuits

Some 2,000 women have filed similar talc-cancer lawsuits. Matthews & Associates and other law firms are reviewing thousands of other potential cases.

Company-sponsored research has found no link or only a weak link among women who use talcum powder for feminine hygiene and then develop ovarian cancer. Some health groups have declared talc harmless.

Plaintiffs’ attorneys, however, have shown juries research evidence which began linking talcum powder to ovarian cancer back in the 1970s. Case studies have indicated that women who regularly use talc for feminine hygiene can face up to a 40 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Plaintiffs have also accused Johnson & Johnson of targeting overweight, Black and Hispanic women for talc sales – women who are already at highest risk for ovarian cancer.  Plaintiffs have presented trial evidence showing this to be the case.

Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors
Factors known to increase a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer include age, obesity, estrogen therapy, not bearing children, genetic mutations, and a personal or family history of cancer; though recent research has shown that cancer is not usually linked to genetic dispositions.

Possibly Carcinogenic – IARC

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies feminine hygiene use of talc as “possibly carcinogenic.” The National Toxicology Program, made up of segments of several different government agencies, has not fully reviewed talc, according to the Post Dispatch.

Talc Overview
Talc is a mineral mined from deposits around the world. The soft mineral is crushed into white powder and used in cosmetics and other personal care products to absorb moisture. J&J began using it circa 1894, when it launched its J&J Baby Powder. Talc is also used in many other products, which include paints and plastics.

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Volkswagen Settlement Approved – $15 Billion

A federal VWjudge Oct. 25, 2016 ruled that a $15 billion payment from Volkswagen will settle the company’s U.S. emissions scandal. The legal action helped put into motion an enormous vehicle buyback program. It also green-lighted ongoing environmental remediation requirements faced by the German automaker.

Fair, Reasonable, Adequate

Judge Charles Breyer of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco approved the settlement agreement between VW car owners, the U.S. government, California regulators, and Volkswagen. The judge penned the ruling a week after indicating he was likely to approve the settlement. He called the agreement “fair, reasonable and adequate.”

VW rigged software on 11 million autos

About one year ago, Volkswagen admitted to rigging software on 11 million VW vehicles worldwide in order to dodge emissions standards.

Volkswagen still faces criminal investigations by the U.S. Justice Department as well as German prosecutors. The U.S. investigation could lead to more monetary penalties and criminal indictments.

Settlement affects 475,000 VW Owners

The settlement agreement allows some 475,000 Volkswagen owners in the U.S. to choose between taking a buyback or accepting a free fix and financial compensation, if a repair should become available.

Buyback estimates range from $12,475 to $44,176, and include restitution payments. VW owners who opt for an EPA-approved fix will receive payouts from $5,100 and $9,852, depending on their cars’ book values.

$4.7 Billion for Environmental Fines

As part of the settlement, the German automaker will also pay $2.7 billion for environmental mitigation, in addition to $2 billion for clean-emissions infrastructure.

Volkswagen has also agreed to a $1.2 billion settlement with dealers it tricked with the emissions doctoring.

VW Diesel Owners also Affected
VW is also negotiating a separate settlement with some 80,000 owners of 3-liter diesel autos also doctored with bogus software.

More than 336,000 of the eligible VW owners have already registered to accept the settlement. They could still back out, however, if VW can’t find a fix for the doctored software. The company has yet to receive approval from the U.S. EPA. If it fails to get approval, everyone will be offered the buyback option.

Fewer than 1% of eligible VW owners opted out of the deal before its September 2016 deadline. Those who failed to respond to the offer are automatically considered to have accepted it.

Volkswagen Settlement Approved – $15 Billion

Some two dozen VW owners objected to the deal during an Oct. 18, 2016 hearing. Most objections concerned the payout amount, though some criticized VW’s duplicitous “clean diesel” advertising while the company was purposefully polluting.

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Cell Phones banned on Airplanes

Some cell phones samsung-galaxy-note-7have been banned on airplanes. U.S. officials said last week that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cell phones will now be banned from all airline flights. Airlines had previously mandated that those who owned the Samsung Note 7 phones turn them off before boarding and keep them off. However, after at least one Note 7  burned a plane, the ban is now total.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Oct. 14 that any passenger who tries to carry a Note 7 onto a flight could have it confiscated. The person could also face fines or prosecution by placing the phone in checked luggage, which would defy an emergency order.

Cell Phones banned on Airplanes

Samsung’s Note 7 phones join a list of items banned on flights, ranging from the nonsensical, such as water (Water? WE are water.) to the ‘sensical’: fireworks and lighter fluid. Nobody knows how many flammable Note 7’s remain in circulation.

Airlines were informed of the total ban during a conference call with safety officials and the TSA. Just days earlier, aviation authorities said passengers could still carry the dangerous phones in hand baggage if they powered them down.

The FAA said the move to a complete ban followed the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall two weeks prior of the phone’s fire-prone batteries.

Airlines said Oct. 14 that they would amend the ban announcements to passengers before and after boarding. Carriers also cover the ban on their web sites.

Honor System

Officials said airport X-ray machines can’t identify individual phones. They also said staff wouldn’t be checking what kind of devices passengers had on board. Staff would rely in part on the ban being self-enforced.

Flight Attendants Welcome Ban

Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, said in a press release: “This is a serious concern for flight attendants and we are pleased to see the Transportation Department and the Federal Aviation Administration taking action on the issue.”

Fire hazards associated with the Note 7 led Samsung to halt production and sales of the hazardous model.

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Flu Vaccine Deaths Mount

Many people have flu vax scamdied of the flu after receiving the flu vaccine. It also appears that, contrary to CDC claims, rather than making flu symptoms less severe when the vaccination causes the flu, the shot may well make them more severe, and more lethal. So not only can the flu shot directly cause the flu, as Dr. Oz and Piers Morgan demonstrated on national television to millions of people, it can also make the flu more lethal. Is this a wise vaccine? It should also help people question the safety of the heavily advertised shingles vaccine.

Flu Shot Deaths
Deaths linked with the flu shot are far more common than most people realize. Recent flu shot victims added to the growing death list include 5-year-old Kiera Driscoll of Nevada, 26-year-old Katherine McQuestion of Wisconsin, 37-year-old Kristie Green of Kansas, 14-year-old Amber Grey, 3-year-old Ayzlee McCarthy of Iowa, 37-year-old Chad Rattray of Washington. In the U.S., more people have died from the flu after the flu shot than from Ebola. Is this a “good” vaccine?

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Hundreds of people have been paralyzed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) after receiving the flu vaccine.   A 20-year-old nurse’s aid, Susan Behie of Pennsylvania, was awarded $11.6 million in the arcane federal vaccine court in 2014 after being paralyzed by the flu vaccine.

Related: 9-year-old paralyzed, blinded after flu shot

Flu Shot Leads Vaccine Adverse Events Reports
The flu shot is responsible for more reports of adverse vaccine events, and more deaths, reported to the VAERS database, than any other vaccine. The Vaccine Adverse Events Reports database is chock full of people who have been killed or  injured by the flu vaccine. And though the government pays less than 28% of claimants in its secretive “vaccine court,” it pays more flu claims than any other vaccine injury claims. And all this – death, paralysis, multi-million-dollar payouts – for a vaccine that never works as well as advertised, a vaccine with a risk-benefit analysis that has never been properly made by anyone (which Dr. Geier points out in the video below), except for some junk science cobbled together by the multi-billion dollar vaccine industry aided and abetted by the CDC.

Cochrane Collaboration Review disses Flu Vaccine

The Cochrane Collaboration’s Review of Influenza Vaccine Efficacy & Safety Studies has this to say about the CDC’s claims regarding the flu vaccine:

“The CDC authors clearly do not weight interpretation by quality of the evidence, but quote anything that supports their theory.”

The Cochrane Collaboration’s flu vaccine research is vital for anyone wanting an unbiased, well-researched opinion of the flu vaccine. After it studied flu vaccine efficacy and safety research dating back to the 1960s, Cochrane Collaboration researchers found vaccine makers hit their mark a tiny 10% of the time. So 2016’s flu vaccine failure, far from being a one-off exception, is just business as usual for the ineffective flu vaccine. Cochran found that flu vaccines made in the last 50 years have been ineffective 90% of the time. Is that a good vaccine?

Flu Vaccine Deaths

It is ridiculous to spend billions of dollars on a vaccine that might, at best, save about 50 lives a year, when there are many far more serious problems causing many more deaths. Judging from the VAERS reports, which the CDC and everyone else knows represent only 1-10% of actual adverse events, the flu vaccine itself could easily be killing at least 50 people a year all by itself.  Is this a “good” vaccine?

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