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Saturday, June 29, 2013

IF YOU ARE AFRAID OF 'WILD ANIMALS' WHY NOT LIVE IN A CITY?


Predator killing contests—like the one pictured above—are not hunting.  They are cruel undertakings that perpetuate long-disproven myths about wolves and coyotes.

THEY DIDN'T STAND A CHANCE! AND ALL THEY DID WAS...BE BORN WOLF, AND THEN CAME THE FEARFUL ONES.


POISON BAIT, TRAPS OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS, SOMETIMES LEFT UNCHECKED FOR WEEKS... A TRAPPED ANIMAL IS SOMETIMES RESIGNED TO ITS FATE, BUT SOMETIMES IT WILL CHEW OFF A FOOT OR A LEG JUST FOR A CHANCE TO LIVE!

                 THIS IS AN ABOMINATION, A CRIME, A SADISTIC MURDER!

THE HATRED FOR PREDATORY ANIMALS IN AMERICA HAS REACHED NEW LEVELS OF PURE PARANOIA, AND THAT IS ENDANGERING SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, MAGNIFICENT SPECIES EVER TO LIVE HERE.

WHY HUMANS HAVE A BURNING DESIRE TO UTTERLY ANNIHILATE OTHER LIVING SPECIES MAKES NO SENSE TO THIS 'CHILD OF THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE'.

I CANNOT GRASP WHY SO MANY OF TODAY'S AMERICANS WANT TO KILL OFF EVERY WOLF, EVERY PANTHER, EVERY BEAR, EVERY COYOTE WHEN IT WAS AND IS HUMANS WHO INVADED THEIR TERRITORIES, OF THEIR OWN FREE WILLS.
 
NO ONE HAS FORCED ONE EUROPEAN DESCENDANT OUT INTO THE "WILD" AREAS OF AMERICA.

IT'S NOT LIKE 'RESERVATIONS' WERE SET UP FOR THE CONQUERING RACE, AND NONE OF THEM HAS EVER BEEN HERDED ONTO SUCH "WILD" LANDS.

IF, BY CHOICE, YOU DECIDE TO SETTLE WHERE THERE IS A KNOWN POPULATION OF ANY SPECIES, YOU FIND WAYS TO PEACEFULLY COEXIST...OR YOU GET THE HELL OUT ANY WAY YOU CAN! 

THE 'LANGUAGE' OF 15TH, 16TH, 17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES "AMERICA" WAS WILD...WILD AND FREE.


THE INVADERS REFUSED TO LEARN THAT 'LANGUAGE'.

FEAR KEPT THEM IGNORANT AS TO HOW TO LIVE AMONGST THE "WILD THINGS".

THEIR DESCENDANTS, FOR THE MOST PART, STILL REFUSE TO LEARN THAT WONDERFUL LANGUAGE!

THEY'RE STILL TREMBLING IN THE NIGHT, LEERY OF EVERY SOUND AND MOVEMENT "OUT THERE" IN THE SCARY WILD.

WHEN THE EUROPEAN "ILLEGAL ALIENS" MOVED ONTO THE NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT, MOVED INTO AREAS POPULATED BY OTHER HUMANS FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, SURELY THEY WERE AWARE THAT "WILD THINGS" LIVED HERE.
EVEN IF THIS CAUGHT THEM BY SURPRISE, AFTER THEY'D ESTABLISHED THOSE FIRST FEW "SETTLEMENTS", SURELY THEY GOT A GOOD, LONG LOOK AT LOCAL WILDLIFE.

YES, THERE WERE MOUNTAIN LIONS, BEARS, WOLVES, COYOTES, AND OTHERS, OH MY!
THOSE HAD BEEN HERE SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME, PRE-DATED HUMAN BEINGS, AND, AMAZINGLY, THE INDIGENOUS INHABITANTS HAD DEALT WITH THEM QUITE NICELY, THANKS.

BUT THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS DIDN'T PANIC EVERY TIME THEY SAW A WILD PREDATOR AND KILL IT. THEY EXPECTED LOSS FROM THE FREE-ROAMING BEASTS.
THEY AVOIDED CONTACT, BUT AS FAR AS YEARS UPON YEARS OF RESEARCH HAS TAKEN ME, I CAN'T FIND WHERE THEY SET OUT TO EXTERMINATE ENTIRE POPULATIONS OF PREDATORY ANIMALS, NOT ONE INSTANCE OF THAT.

EUROPEANS, ON THE OTHER HAND, HAVE LONG DONE JUST THAT.
EVERY BEAR, EVERY WOLF, EVERY PUMA, EVERY COYOTE SEEMS TO BE A PERSONAL THREAT TO THE DESCENDANTS OF THOSE FIRST HYSTERICALLY TERRIFIED INVADERS OF THE "NEW WORLD".

"NEW WORLD"?
IT MAY HAVE BEEN A 'NEW WORLD' TO THEM, BUT IT WAS AN ANCIENT WORLD TO ALL WHO LIVED HERE BEFORE THE BOATS CAME...ANIMALS AND HUMANS.

THAT THE EUROPEANS FOUND SO MANY WILD THINGS SUGGESTS TO ANY RATIONAL MIND THAT, GIVEN THE COEXISTENCE OF HUMANS AND PREDATORY ANIMALS FOR MANY THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF YEARS, GIVEN THAT HUMAN POPULATION ESTIMATES OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENTS RUN INTO 100 MILLION PEOPLE, BEFORE THE BOATS,

THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS HAD OBVIOUSLY NOT WAGED ALL-OUT WAR ON ANY SPECIES OF MEAT-EATING ANIMALS. THOSE REMAINED HERE IN GREAT ABUNDANCE, MUCH TO THE CHAGRIN OF 'THE NEW PEOPLE ON THE BLOCK'.

YOU CAN POINT TO THE MASS BUFFALO KILLS BY INDIGENOUS TRIBES ALL YOU WANT, BUT BUFFALO WERE THE CATTLE OF ANCIENT TIMES, AND I SEE FEW PEOPLE WAGGING FINGERS OR TONGUES ABOUT AMERICAN CONSUMPTION OF CATTLE...PEOPLE EAT MEAT.

THE BUFFALO HERDS WERE TAKEN TO THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION ONLY AFTER EUROPEANS CAME HERE.

AND BUFFALO DON'T EAT PEOPLE.

NEITHER DO THE VAST MAJORITY OF WOLVES, BEARS, MOUNTAIN LIONS/PANTHERS, OR COYOTES.

IN AMERICA, WE EVEN KILL MUSTANGS, WILD BURROS!

THERE ARE SO FEW THAT FINDING A HERD CAN TAKES WEEKS, BUT FIND THEM WE DO, ROUND THEM UP, SEND THEM OFF TO SLAUGHTER, TO BECOME PET FOOD!
WHY?
BECAUSE RANCHERS DON'T LIKE THEM, AND RANCHERS FUND POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS!
$$$$$$ MONEY KILLS THE WILD HERDS!

DO FERAL DOGS, OR JUST PLAIN OLD FREE-ROAMING PET DOGS ATTACK LIVESTOCK, OR PEOPLE?
YES, YES THEY DO! 

THE MAJORITY OF ATTACKS ON FARM ANIMALS HAS BEEN FOUND TO COME FROM PACKS OF FERAL AND/OR FARM DOGS!

THE HUNTING MAGAZINES WON'T TELL YOU THAT!
RANCHERS WILL DENY THAT.
WHY?

SO WILL A FERAL HOG ATTACK DOMESTIC ANIMALS AND PEOPLE...AND I'M NOT TALKING JAVELINA.

I MEAN THE FARM PIGS WHO ESCAPE INTO THE WILD!
ESCAPED DOMESTIC HOGS ARE DOING SO MUCH DAMAGE IN TEXAS THAT THEY CALLED OPEN SEASON ON THEM AND MANY WOUL PAY PEOPLE TO COME AND HUNT THEM!

BUT NO WAR IS BEING WAGED ON "RAVAGING" PIGGIES OR ON ONCE-OWNED DOGGIES IN AMERICA,... JUST ON WOLVES, COYOTES. WILD THINGS.

THE UNMITIGATED FEAR, THE INCREDIBLE DISINFORMATION OUT THERE ABOUT AMERICA'S WILD PREDATORS BOGGLES MY MIND.

I'VE LIVED IN REMOTE RURAL AREAS ALL OVER AMERICA, HAD LATE-NIGHT VISITS BY EVERYTHING FROM BLACK BEARS TO ENORMOUS WOLVES, PACKS OF COYOTES.

SURE, WE HAD A FEW CHICKENS AND GEESE TAKEN, BUT WE EXPECTED THAT WHEN WE CHOSE TO LIVE WHERE WE DID IN THOSE INSTANCES.

WE DIDN'T MOUNT AN ASSAULT ON EVERY CHICKEN-STEALING SPECIES WITHIN 100 MILES BECAUSE WE LOST A DOZEN OR SO CHICKS.

WE SIMPLY DID WHAT WAS NECESSARY TO MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT/IMPOSSIBLE FOR SUCH THEFTS TO OCCUR AND MARVELED AT THE CUNNING OF THE PREDATORS.

TO HEAR A WOLF OR COYOTE HOWL AT NIGHT MADE US FEEL GOOD, ACTUALLY. TO FIND BEAR TRACKS IN THE YARD WAS SURPRISING, AT FIRST, BUT NOT TERRIFYING.

WE JUST TOOK PRECAUTIONS, AND PUT OUT DETERRENTS. HAD THAT NOT HAVE WORKED, WE'D HAVE MOVED ON. WE BLOODY WELL NEVER INTENDED TO KILL ALL THE BIG ANIMALS THAT WERE THERE BEFORE WE WERE.

LOOKS LIKE "KILL 'EM ALL!" IS THE CRY OF THE DAY...

<<To the few who know, [OR CARE] members of Denali’s wolf population are also some of the longest, continuously studied animal groups in the world, besting even Jane Goodall’s chimps. But in recent years, wolf numbers in the 7,370-square-mile park have decreased even faster than the TV audience of Sarah Palin’s Alaska on TLC. In 2007, Denali Park biologists counted 147 wolves in nine groups that roamed the 93-year-old park. But in their most recent count, taken last autumn, numbers had declined to 54, the lowest since 1986.

Some, like the Alaska Board of Game, blame this die-off on natural causes—wolves killing wolves and low sheep populations. But others, including private citizens, park biologists, and members of the environmental advocacy group the Alaska Wildife Alliance (AWA), believe there are more sinister reasons. According to some AWA members, the recent, radical decline of the park’s most visible wolves—called the Grant Creek group—is the result of three main factors: the dissolution of Denali’s protective buffer zone, the Palin-appointed Alaska Board of Game, and the acute, ethically questionable actions of a small handful of local trappers, including a man named Coke Wallace.

Between 1966 and 2009, celebrated wolf biologist Gorden Haber studied wolves, on the ground, in Denali, hundreds of hours each year. During his extensive observation, Haber witnessed wolves wandering just outside the park and trappers laying their snares along the park’s boundary to kill these wolves. Thanks to his studies, Haber was able, in 2000, to convince the then-Board of Game to establish a protective buffer along the outside edge of the park, within a finger of state land, where wolf trapping was otherwise legal. Tragically, Haber died in a plane crash while observing wolves in late 2009. And the following March, the Board of Game rescinded the protective area.

Trappers once again position their snares along the park boundary, killing not only adult wolves, but pups. And last May, in an act that infuriated both wolf advocates and the usually detached Denali Park Service, the local trapper, Coke Wallace, hitched a dead horse to his four-wheeler, dragged it to the park boundary, and used it to lure and snare the pregnant alpha female of the park’s wolf group, Grant Creek.

Denali Park biologist Tom Meier (also recently deceased) reported that he and other park biologists believed declining wolf populations weren’t the result of declining prey. Nor did they blame habitat, which is abundant in the 6.3 million-acre park. That, Meier said, left two causes: trapping on park borders and the vigorous predator-control program against bears and wolves currently under way in areas adjacent to the park. “What Tom told me is that when game officials do intensive predator control, it creates a vacuum,” says Holleman. “He believed that Denali wolves may have expanded their territory to fill it.”

Holleman, along with several wolf advocacy groups, have petitioned the Board of Game to “reinstate the protective buffer.” But in about six attempts, between 2010 and present, the Board refused and created a potentially illegal eight-year “moratorium” on even discussing the buffer zone.>>
 http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/04/22/reasons-denali-wolf-population-low

SAD WYOMING

THE FOLKS IN WYOMING MAY BE A LOT MORE FEARFUL THAN IN OTHER STATES, EXCEPT FOR MAYBE ALASKA, IDAHO, TEXAS, MONTANA, WASHINGTON, COLORADO, NORTH CAROLINA ,AND...WELL, NEVER MIND...

"In Wyoming It’s Legal to Slaughter Wolf Pups in Their Dens"

April 3, 2013
http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/04/03/wolf-denning-hunting-legal-US

“Wolf-denning” refers to the killing of wolf pups in or near their dens.

In parts of the U.S., wolves are still protected by the federal endangered species act, but in certain areas where reintroduction efforts in the mid-1990s have been successful, the animals are fair game.

According to Defenders of Wildlife’s John Motsinger, since October 2012 Wyoming has allowed wolves to be killed year-round, without a license and by almost any means, across 85 percent of the state—the so-called “predator zone.”

Fortunately, most wolves live in the protected areas of the state. Unfortunately, wolf denning is practiced illegally in places where it’s prohibited.

These days, the usual method of culling pups involves shooting them in the head, execution style. A few years ago, the Department of Fish and Game in Alaska reportedly offed two litters of pups this way during an operation to protect a caribou herd whose numbers were in rapid decline. The pups were about four weeks old, and barely walking, according to the Juneau Empire. The article also said the officials had targeted the parents, and thought it more humane to shoot their offspring than to leave them to starve.

Suzanne Stone, top wolf expert at Defenders of Wildlife, says government officials have also killed pups in their dens in Idaho and Wyoming.

If a shot to the head sounds bad, Amaroq Weiss, West Coast Wolf Organizer for the Center for Biological Diversity, assured me that the history of wolf denning was worse.

“The techniques are all utterly abysmal. They include gassing dens, setting fire in dens, burying the dens with pups alive in them, crawling into dens and pulling pups out to shoot them or club them in the head, and using baits that contain poison or fishing hooks hidden inside the baits to be swallowed. 

“In some instances, all but one of a litter of pups would be killed, and the live one would then be staked by a collar and chain as bait to draw the parents in to be killed, as well. In other cases, all pups were killed and their scent glands removed and used as bait to draw the parents in to be killed, as well,” says Weiss.

And they say wolves are big and bad.

By these methods and others, wolves were nearly exterminated in the U.S. in the 19th century. And it seems like we could be headed back in that direction. The Defenders of Wildlife website describes a bill that just cleared committee in Montana:

    If [the bill] passes…a number of horrific practices will be made legal, including neck snares, and the practice of using dead wolves as bait.

  It will be legal to choke a wolf to death and then leave its body out as bait to try to kill more wolves in its pack.>>

HUMANS WHO RESORT TO THESE PRACTICES SHOULD BE RECLASSIFIED AS POND SLIME, OR MAYBE AS SOMETHING LOWER THAN WHALE POOP IN THE MARIANNA TRENCH.
IF YOU'RE SCARED OF WOLVES, IF THEY BOTHER YOU, GO LIVE WHERE THERE AREN'T ANY!
HOW HARD IS THAT?
JUST GET AWAY FROM THE SCARY THINGS!
TUCK YOUR TERRIFIED TAIL AND RUN BACK TO "CIVILIZATION"!


THERE'S GREAT RANCH AND FARMLAND ALL OVER THE CONTINENT THAT HASN'T GOT ONE BIG BAD WOLF ON IT, NOR BEARS, NOR ANY OTHER "TERRIBLE THING" YOU SCARED LITTLE BUNNIES MIGHT FIND BOTHERSOME.
IF YOU CAN'T LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF WILD AMERICA, CONSIDER, PLEASE, GOING BACK TO EUROPE!
MOST OF THE "BAD, SCARY THINGS" HAVE ALL BEEN KILLED THERE! IT'S SAFE! YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN! 

HOW IS IT THAT SOME PEOPLE CAN COEXIST WITH WILD PREDATORS AND NOT KILL A SINGLE ONE?

HOW WAS IT THAT MILLIONS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE CAME TO REVERE THE WOLF, THE BEAR, THE PUMA, EVEN THE COYOTE, BUT EUROPEAN DESCENDANTS RESORT TO SUCH HEINOUS PRACTICES OF TOTAL ERADICATION?
WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS 'PICTURE'?

FEAR...STARK, PSYCHOTIC, UNFOUNDED FEAR...THAT'S WHAT'S WRONG!
PEOPLE, AFRAID OF THEIR OWN SHADOWS, TRANSFERRING THAT FEAR TO OTHER CREATURES, TO ONE ANOTHER...

IT'S DRIVEN AMERICA FOR 500+ YEARS...FEAR...DREAD...IRRATIONAL, ILLOGICAL FEAR.

SHAMEFUL...AND DISGUSTING...THERE IS NOT ONE BIT OF HONOR IN SUCH THINGS.

PLEASE GO SEE WHAT SOME EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN DID ILLEGALLY, BUT POSTED PHOTOS OF HIS "WORK" TO SOCIAL MEDIA..., HE WAS PROUD OF IT!

http://havacuppahemlock1.blogspot.com/2012/12/their-sin-they-unlike-us-did-exactly.html

NOW, I KNOW MANY WHO READ THIS WILL (I SINCERELY HOPE) BE OFFENDED, AND THOSE WILL NOT SO MUCH AS WANT TO HAVE A LOOK AT ANY OF THE DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT HOW WRONG SCARED RANCHERS AND TERRIFIED RURAL FOLKS ARE IN TOO MANY AREAS ABOUT WOLVES, ETC.
BUT HERE'S ONE FOR THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE NIGHTMARES ABOUT THOSE "BIG BAD WOLVES"...

http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/02/04/living-with-wolves

THERE IS A PETITION TO KEEP GRAY WOLVES ON THE ENDANGERED LIST...
MAY THOSE WHO WON'T SIGN IT NEVER HAVE A PETITION TO KEEP YOU ALIVE...SHOULD YOU EVER NEED ONE.

http://www.takepart.com/actions/help-keep-grey-wolves-endangered-species-list?cmpid=tp-ptnr-tab-d84909c52edcceb20c7bba62052b1b01

THE ENTIRE 90 MINUTES DOCUMENTARY CAN BE VIEWED HERE...IT IS INCREDIBLE!
http://youtu.be/RWmOtXSAr1M



TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, ALL LIFE IS SACRED. ALL LIFE IS SACRED!
WHY CAN'T ALL PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THIS?



                                   SENSELESS, SENSELESS, SENSELESS!!!



Friday, June 28, 2013

VOTER FRAUD DISPROVEN, FACTS SHOW G.O.P. LIED!

The current voter registration system is needlessly complex and riddled with mistakes, resulting in over 60 million adult U.S. citizens not being eligible to cast a ballot in the presidential election because they had not filed the "right" paperwork.

By coordinating existing databases, the government could register EVERY eligible voter in America, ALL OF THEM, and ensure that registration did not lapse during a move.

ALSO, AS YOU WILL SEE FROM GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS AND FROM WELL-KNOWN FACTS, THE MYTH OF VOTER FRAUD IS ACTUALLY A LIE.

LESS THAN 1/100th OF 1%  OF VOTERS IN THE PAST MANY DECADES HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF VOTER FRAUD!

An overhaul would likely require approval from Congress, a significant obstacle because of the view by many Republicans that easing registration requirements could increase "voter fraud"...AND INCREASE THE NUMBER OF DEMOCRAT OR INDEPENDENT VOTERS, JUST TELL THE TRUTH, BOYS!

THAT VOTER FRAUD BULL IS GETTING MIGHTY OLD!

THE GOP WAS UNABLE TO PROVE VOTER FRAUD BECAUSE VOTER FRAUD ACTUALLY OCCURRED IN LESS THAN 1% ACROSS AMERICA... 0.0003% IN 2000, 0.0006% IN 2004. 

MOST OF THE SCREW-UPS IN VOTING WERE CREATED BY THIRD-PARTY "HELPERS" ANXIOUS TO HELP THEIR "PARTY" WIN, NOT BY VOTERS THEMSELVES!
DO THE RESEARCH FOR YOURSELVES!

Out of the 197 million votes cast for federal candidates between 2002 and 2005, only 40 voters were indicted for voter fraud, according to a Department of Justice study outlined during a 2006 Congressional hearing. Only 26 of those cases, or about .00000013%of the votes cast, resulted in convictions or guilty pleas. 

26 CASES OF CONVICTED FRAUD IN 4 YEARS OF VOTING? 
OUT OF 197 MILLION VOTES?
YES!
LESS THAN 1/100TH OF 1%?
THESE ARE FACTS, PEOPLE, FACTS!

IT'S A LIE THAT VOTER FRAUD IS RAMPANT!  

WHAT'S RAMPANT IS VOTER REGISTRATION "GLITCHES", THOUSANDS OF THEM!

IN 10 LONG YEARS, TEXAS, WHO SCREAMED VOTER FRAUD LOUDLY LAST ELECTION, HAS CONVICTED A GRAND TOTAL OF 51 PEOPLE OF VOTER FRAUD, AND ONLY 4 OF THOSE WERE IMPERSONATING A VOTER.
51 CONVICTIONS IN 10 YEARS? 


IN FLORIDA, GETTING ATTACKED BY A SHARK HAPPENS MORE OFTEN THAN VOTER FRAUD!

http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2012/mar/02/aclu-florida/shark-attacks-are-more-common-voter-fraud-florida/

FLORIDA
2008
2009
2010
2011
Total
Sharks attacks
28
19
14*
11
72
Voter fraud cases
16
9
10
14
49

The fraud list does NOT count ONLY convictions. 
So some of these cases could be proven unfounded.

NO, VOTER FRAUD IS NOT "RAMPANT"...IT BARELY EXISTS AT ALL...THE GOP LIED AGAIN!

We should also rethink this whole notion that voting should only occur on a certain Tuesday, which is an antiquated 'agricultural' notion from way back.

Why not have voting on weekends?
That would free many working Americans from having to choose to leave work to go vote.

Changing the day of voting would add millions of voters at the polls. Isn't voting the goal?
NO, the goal is getting the right "PARTY" to the polls.


"The point here is that people just don't do that [TRY TO COMMIT VOTER FRAUD]," Lorraine Minnite, an associate professor of public policy at Rutgers University-Camden, said of committing voter fraud. "It just doesn't make sense."

Minnite said there is little to no motivation for voters to attempt to impersonate someone else at the polls or for non-citizens to try and cast a ballot, a right reserved only for citizens. The price for that one vote is up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 for citizens and could mean deportation for immigrants.

BE SURE TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS...LESS THAN 1/100th OF 1% OF AMERICAN CITIZENS EVEN SO MUCH AS ATTEMPT VOTER FRAUD.
THE GOP AND CONGRESS HAVE LIED TO YOU AGAIN!


AMERICA CAN FIND AND REGISTER ALL 18-YEAR-OLD MEN FOR THE DRAFT, TO GO LAY THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR AMERICA, BUT CAN'T JUST AS EASILY REGISTER AMERICANS TO VOTE?

THAT'S PURE BULL!

IT WOULD BE FAR EASIER AND LESS EXPENSIVE TO AUTOMATICALLY REGISTER VOTERS THAN TO TAKE A U.S. CENSUS, ISSUE A DRIVER LICENSE, OR CHANGE ONE'S ADDRESS AT THE POST OFFICE!

PEOPLE SCREAM "MODERNIZATION...PROGRESS!" BUT VOTER REGISTRATION HAS NOT CHANGED IN 100 YEARS!

AMERICA TAKES HOLIDAYS, GIVES FEDERAL WORKERS AND SCHOOL KIDS DAYS OFF TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF DEAD PRESIDENTS, BUT ELECTION DAY IS SOMETHING PEOPLE DREAD BECAUSE THEY CAN'T GET TIME OFF TO GO VOTE, FACE LONG LINES THAT ACTUALLY DISCOURAGE VOTERS, HAVE TO PAY OUT OF POCKET FOR ALL SORTS OF "PROOF OF BIRTH, RESIDENCY"?

WHY NOT A NATIONAL HOLIDAY TO CELEBRATE THE FACT WE CAN ALL GO VOTE?
WHY NOT MAKE ELECTION DAY A HOLIDAY?

OREGON HAS HAD "VOTE BY MAIL" FOR 2 DECADES, AND WITHOUT FACING LEGAL PROCEEDINGS TO CHECK TO SEE IF EVERYONE DOTTED EVERY 'i' AND CROSSED EVERY 'T'.

OREGON HAS NEVER COUNTED "HANGING CHADS". 

ABOUT 85%, ON AVERAGE, OF OREGONIANS ACTUALLY VOTE...ISN'T THAT AN AMAZINGLY HIGH PERCENTAGE? 

OREGON MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT!

IT'S A LOT HARDER TO MANIPULATE A SIGNED PAPER BALLOT THAN IT IS AN EASILY HACKED VOTING MACHINE. 
MAYBE THAT'S WHY WE GOT VOTING MACHINES?
AFTER ALL, WHO WATCHES THOSE WHO WATCH THE VOTE COUNTS, HMMM?


IT COULD BE AS EASY AS BEING BORN...ALL THE INFORMATION NECESSARY TO PROVE U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND THEREFORE THE RIGHT TO VOTE IS ON A BIRTH CERTIFICATE. 

WHY NOT, WHEN EACH CHILD REACHES 18, SIMPLY PLUG THAT NAME INTO THE LOCAL 'SUPERVISORS OF ELECTIONS' DATA BASE AND BINGO! GO VOTE!

THE GOVERNMENT CAN SEND OUT THREATS TO YOUNG MEN TO REGISTER FOR WAR, BUT NOT FOR VOTING?

DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY ABSENTEE BALLOTS WERE QUESTIONED BY THE GOP LAST TIME?

DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY MILITARY BALLOTS THEY TRIED TO NEGATE?

DO YOU REALIZE HOW MANY MAIL-IN BALLOTS THEY CHALLENGED?

IT WAS WAR LAST ELECTION, CITIZENS, AND WE NEED TO CHANGE THAT!

DISARM THE GOP DONKEY PARTY...MAKE VOTER REGISTRATION AUTOMATIC!

THERE IS A NICE OUTLINE FOR AUTOMATIC REGISTRATION WHICH YOU CAN READ HERE:
http://www.newamerica.net/files/Automatic%20Voter%20Registration.pdf

Voter registration could be automatic! 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/04/08/voter-registration-could-be-automatic/
April 8, 2013

<<There’s absolutely no good reason for such proposals not to be adopted — and not just state-by-state, either.

There’s no good reason for the burden of voter registration to be on the voter, instead of on the government.

Indeed, the United States is unusual in making it hard by requiring a two-step process for eligible voters — that is, registering and then voting. Most world democracies have automatic registration. 

And nineteenth century United States didn’t have any voter registration at all. 
It worked just fine, just as having no voter registration works just fine in North Dakota right now.

To do it any other way — to place the burden on the voter — is useful for only one reason: if you want to keep people from voting. That’s it. And it’s effective! Especially among those who move often, which tends to be those who are younger and poorer than those who stay in the same place for longer.

Don’t listen to anyone who gives you any other reason. Voter registration is hard in most states because someone who didn’t want people to vote passed a law. That’s the only reason, and it’s a lousy one in a democracy.>>


Republicans have come to believe their success is dependent on less voter participation and more restrictions. 

SO if a state government already has the pertinent information, why not make it easy for folks and register voters automatically?
It would still be up to individuals whether to vote or not, but it would be one less barrier.

HERE'S WHAT REPUBLICANS DON'T BROADCAST ALL OVER THE NEWS MEDIA, SOMETHING THAT YOU OUGHT TO THINK ABOUT...

<<More than one third of the problems reported to Election Protection in 2008 were a result of our antiquated voter registration system [NOT VOTER FRAUD!].  

Those obstacles disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities, low-income Americans, military service members, seniors, students, and Americans with disabilities - groups that are the first to fall through the cracks when our election resources are thin. As of 2006, more than 65 million Americans of voting age - roughly one third of the eligible population - were unregistered:

    Young Voters:
        57% of eligible 18-24 year olds were unregistered
    Minority Voters:
        51%  of eligible Asians were unregistered
        46% of eligible Hispanics were unregistered
        39% of eligible African Americans were unregistered
    Less Educated Voters:
        53%  of voters with no high school diploma were unregistered
        38% of voters with a high school diploma were unregistered
    Low Income Voters:
        49% of voters who earn less than $10,000 per year were unregistered
[http://www.lawyerscommittee.org/issues?id=0005]

DO YOU SEE THE PATTERN?
DO YOU "GET IT" AS TO WHY THE GOP WAS AND IS TODAY IN AN ABSOLUTE FRENZY, CRAZY TO STOP THESE PEOPLE FROM VOTING?

MOST OF THOSE GROUPS TEND TO VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS OR INDEPENDENTS, NOT FOR ELITIST-LOVING REPUBLICANS.

THE GOP HAS MADE IT CRYSTAL CLEAR FOR DECADES THAT THEY NEVER WANT THESE PEOPLE TO VOTE...YET THEY WONDER WHY THEY DON'T VOTE GOP???

WHEN YOU RIDICULE, CONDEMN, IGNORE, SHOVE ASIDE, USE DEROGATORY TERMS LIKE "USELESS EATERS" AND "LEECHES" ABOUT PEOPLE FOR 100 YEARS, THEY GET THE IDEA YOU JUST DON'T LIKE THEM OR WANT THEM ON YOUR "SIDE". DUHHHHH!

For the record, the Oregon Republican Party has already criticized the idea, saying it shouldn't be "so easy for people to participate" that they fail to become "an informed voter." (Don't ask me to explain this argument; I don't understand it, either.) 

Greg Leo, the executive director of the state GOP, added that "the act of registering to vote is part of the responsibility of citizenship, so the BURDEN should remain on voters."

BURDEN?
BURDEN?


BYTHEGODS, THE 'LITTLE MAN", JOE CITIZEN, BLUE COLLAR WORKER, HAS CARRIED ENOUGH DAMNED BURDENS FOR THE FAT CATS IN AMERIKA, INC!


THAT BURDEN MENTALITY HAS SCREWED THE GOP OUT OF MILLIONS OF VOTERS!


KEEP PUTTING BURDENS ON AMERICA'S WORKING CLASS AND THOSE "BEASTS OF BURDEN" WILL TURN AND BITE YOU ON THE BEHIND, IDIOTS!


KEEP RAISING TAXES ON THE LOWER-INCOME PEOPLE SO WALL STREET AND BANKERS CAN PROSPER AND SEE WHAT YOU GET, MORONS!


VOTE AGAINST INCREASED WAGES FOR THE WORKERS IN THIS NATION, AND VOTE FOR TAX BREAKS FOR THE SUPER-RICH AND SEE WHO FEELS LIKE VOTING FOR YOU, DIMWITS!


WELL, OREGON PASSED AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION ANYWAY, AND WILL LIKELY FACE THE BEST LAWYERS REPUBLICAN MONEY CAN BUY TO RESCIND THAT NEW LAW.

<<Using data transfer methods similar to those used by the Selective Service, election officials could build a single, comprehensive list of voting-eligible citizens who would have to do nothing more than show up at the polls on Election Day in order to cast a valid ballot.

The automatic registration program that the Selective Service undertakes in partnership with state departments of motor vehicles and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) shows particular promise in the context of voter registration.

Under the auspices of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA), which provides for simultaneous voter registration when citizens apply for a driver’s license, state departments of motor vehicles already process voter registration applications with the assistance of AAMVA.

Not all states fully comply with the NVRA, but the law provides that individuals need only sign an additional field affirming voting eligibility and authorizing their registration in order to vote.

AAMVA’s Help America Vote Verification software already allows departments of motor vehicles to share information with the Social Security Administration and with state election officials in order to verify voter identity.

Other registration models also show promise. Information on all registration-age men who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is electronically transferred to the Selective Service registrant file through leased lines, a model that allows both automatic registration (for men who elect to be registered on the application) and data sharing (for men who claim to already be registered).

Other agencies, like the Department of Labor, send encrypted, password-protected files containing registrant information to the Selective Service for incorporation into its registrant file.

The Selective Service model shows not only that it is possible for one government agency to transfer information to another, but also that states have a variety of methods from which to choose in undertaking this task.

The notion that a government agency with an interest in building a comprehensive list of a target population might rely on other government agencies and modern data sharing technology to build this list is far from revolutionary.

If it is worth enacting such a system to ensure the robustness of our nation's defense, surely it is worth doing so to nurture the democratic process at the heart of our nation's character. >>

[http://www.brennancenter.org/publication/automatic-registration-united-states-selective-service-example]

At a Senate Rules Committee hearing on Voter Registration, Committee Chairman Senator Schumer called voter registration "the lifeblood of our republic."

The Lawyers' Committee's Jonah Goldman testified at the hearing, emphasizing that "each election the voter registration system, this relic of the country's pre-Civil War past, blocks millions of eligible Americans from casting a ballot, distracts election officials from performing critical administrative tasks, and needlessly wastes millions of critical dollars at a time when state and local budgets are stretching every penny.   
Congress has the power and the opportunity to modernize this system."

In March, the New York Times voiced their support for registration modernization earlier this year. In an editorial titled "Still Broken," the editorial board said:

<<The most important change Congress can make is to require universal voter registration. That would put the burden on states to register eligible voters - identifying them from other government lists such as tax and motor vehicle databases - rather than forcing prospective voters to navigate the obstacle-ridden path to the voting rolls. 
States should also be required to make registration permanent so voters are not purged from the rolls because of a move to a new address or a name change.>>

March 27, 2013 
 http://www.thedp.com/article/2013/03/voter-id-laws-applied-unequally-study-shows
"Voter ID laws applied unequally, study shows"

<<A University of Chicago study has revealed that young minority voters were disproportionately affected by voter ID laws across the country in 2012.

While only about 50% percent of white youth voters were asked for ID in the general election, about  60.8% of youthful Latino voters and 72.9% of young African-American voters were made to present identification before they could vote.>>

Nov 27, 2012
http://www.salon.com/2012/11/28/dear_mr_president_fix_that/

<<Twelve years after the startling disarray of the 2000 election, in too many states dismally bad election administration has become the expected course. Hours-long lines, malfunctioning voting machines, and hopelessly confusing ballots are the headlines potential voters see.  How can we expect that busy citizens will not be deterred from voting by the thought of such barriers? Every botched election and new barrier to voting causes even more citizens to completely disengage from their own governance.

This year, we saw thousands of our fellow citizens still wait in those endless lines, cast provisional ballots and file complaints when they were illegally denied the opportunity to vote.  American citizens are literally fighting for their right to vote.  Now it’s time that Congress and President Obama step to that fight.>>

Spring 2013
"Make It Easy: The Case for Automatic Registration"
http://www.democracyjournal.org/28/make-it-easy-the-case-for-automatic-registration.php?page=all

<<This election season, the barriers to voting only grew worse as a multitude of states limited early voting and enacted voter ID laws designed to disenfranchise targeted communities of color, students and other groups.  Since election night, we’ve learned of yet another threat to voting rights.>> 

The registration process is plagued by two problems: paperwork and parties. In most states, citizens who wish to vote must obtain and fill out a paper application. Between the 2006 and 2008 elections, for instance, states had to process 60 million registration applications, most of them on paper.

The voter’s information is then entered manually into a statewide database. Errors inevitably occur along the way. Moreover, most states demand that voters notify their election office of a change of address.

Third-party groups compound the heavy costs associated with this paper-driven process. Because we place the burden on individuals to register themselves, third parties inevitably step in to help. The trouble is that not all of them are helpful. These groups can make mistakes; some have even committed registration fraud. One study, for instance, found that one-third of the registration applications submitted in 2008 didn’t result in a valid registration or address change. The problem of third-party involvement goes deeper, however. Political parties take on much of the registration work. Their incentives are skewed, and as a result the electorate can become skewed.

That’s because the political parties’ goal isn’t to register people.
Their goal is to register THEIR people.
>>

AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE...EACH "PARTY" IS MORE CONCERNED WITH VOTES FOR THEIR PARTY THAN THEY ARE WITH SEEING AMERICANS HAVE AN EASY TIME OF EXERCISING THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO VOTE. 

IT'S NOT ABOUT CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, IT'S NOT ABOUT THE ABILITY OF ALL AMERICANS TO VOTE, IT'S JUST ABOUT THE  WIN ...THE WIN...AND SCREW EVERYTHING ELSE. 


AMERICANS WERE GUINEA PIGS IN DEADLY EXPERIMENTS FOR 60 YEARS

NO, IT'S NOT "JUST" THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF U.S. TROOPS USED AS LAB RATS, IT'S THE MAN ON THE STREET, IT'S NEWBORN BABIES, IT'S YOUNG CHILDREN, THE TERMINALLY ILL, THE ELDERLY, IT'S YOU AND ME!

IT'S BEEN ONGOING SINCE THE EARLY 1940s, AND IT'S STILL GOING ON TODAY...IT WILL GO ON FOREVER UNLESS WE FIND SOME WAY TO STOP IT.

WE WILL LOOK AT ABSOLUTE ADMISSIONS BY THE MILITARY, BY FEDERAL AGENCIES, REPORTS FROM U.S. CONGRESSMEN, JOURNALISTS WHO UNCOVERED THESE THINGS, MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE LIVING THIS NIGHTMARE TODAY, NOW.

IT'S BEEN EXCUSED BY THE VERY ONES WHO SHOULD PROSECUTE THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS AND OFTEN FATAL ILLNESSES AND DISEASE THAT HAVE PLAGUED THREE GENERATIONS OF TRUSTING CITIZENS. 

PEOPLE ARE DYING EVERY DAY WITH NO HOPE FOR JUSTICE, NO HOPE THAT THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ILLNESSES THEIR IMPENDING DEATHS WILL EVER BE BROUGHT TO TRIAL FOR MURDER.

WHAT IF IT WAS YOU, YOUR CHILD, YOUR SPOUSE, YOUR PARENT?

WHAT IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE COUNTLESS MILLIONS EXPOSED TO LETHAL RADIATION DOSES, TO BIOCHEMICALS BEING TESTED FOR WAR, TO POISONS NEWLY DEVELOPED?

WHAT IF YOU ARE IN THE GROWING NUMBER OF HUMAN GUINEA PIGS USED BY OUR OWN GOVERNMENT, WITHOUT OUR KNOWLEDGE, CONSENT, AND WITHOUT DISCLOSURE OF ANY SORT, TO "TEST" NEW WAYS TO KILL THE ENEMY?

WHAT IF YOU WERE AMONG THE 10,000 RESIDENTS OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI WHO WERE SPRAYED DAILY WITH CANCER-CAUSING RADIOACTIVE ELEMENTS?

DO YOU LIVE NEAR THE DISCLOSED AREAS OF HIGHEST INTENTIONAL CONTAMINATION?

CORPUS CHRISTIE AND HOUSTON , TEXAS, OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE, AREAS OF COLORADO, ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, UTAH, NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA, MINNESOTA, OHIO, NEW YORK, MISSISSIPPI, HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA, WASHINGTON STATE, ILLINOIS, OREGON ...THE LIST IS SO LONG, TOO LONG...ALMOST EVERY STATE HAS BEEN VICTIM TO SUCH "EXPERIMENTS", AS HAVE SEVERAL FOREIGN NATIONS! 

MILITARY WERE PRME TARGETS
IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN THE MILITARY, SERVED IN THE PEACE CORPS, TAKEN PART IN CLINICAL TRIALS OR STUDIES, ARE AMERICAN INDIAN, OR HAVE EVER BEEN INCARCERATED, YOU ALMOST DEFINITELY HAVE BEEN AMONG THE "TOP LAB RATS" FOR THE AMERICAN MILITARY/GOVERNMENT. COUNT ON IT!  

A U.S. SENATOR TRIED AND FAILED TO PROSECUTE THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWINGLY SUBJECTING PEOPLE TO LETHAL DOSES OF URANIUM.

SINCE OCTOBER, 2012, A NEW GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS HAS TAKEN INTEREST IN OBTAINING JUSTICE FOR ALL OF US WHO HAVE BEEN A PART OF THIS 60+ YEARS OF "EXPERIMENTS".

IF YOU CARE, READ ON...

THE BLOGGER WON'T ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING LINKS AS "VALID", SO ONCE AGAIN, YOU WILL HAVE TO CLICK THE LINKS TO VIEW THE VIDEOS...SICK OF THIS BEING THE CASE SO OFTEN!
[NOTE, JULY 7, 2015, IF YOU FIND BROKEN LINKS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!]

 http://youtu.be/1D7p2w9p8pM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D7p2w9p8pM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBM8BKHWMt8

THE LINKS WILL TAKE YOU TO ONE OF THE MOST RECENTLY UNCOVERED CASES OF WILLFUL CONTAMINATION OF THOUSANDS OF U.S. CITIZENS IN JUST ONE CITY BY THE MILITARY AND BY FEDERAL AGENCIES.
IT IS CERTAINLY NOT AN ISOLATED CASE.
THERE HAVE BEEN LITERALLY THOUSANDS!

http://havacuppahemlock1.blogspot.com/2013/02/never-trust-us-government-never.html

PREVIOUSLY "CLASSIFIED/MARKED SECRET" PHOTOS SHOWING HOW THEY ACCOMPLISHED SOME OF THESE "EXPERIMENTS"....SPRAYING FROM ROOFTOPS...
NO, THIS IS NOT "CONSPIRACY THEORY "BS"...THEY ARE ACTUAL DECLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS AND PHOTOS!


SPRAYING FROM ATOP STATION WAGONS.
 In 1995 the Energy Department admitted to over 430 radiation experiments conducted by the Atomic Energy Commission between the years 1944 and 1974.

Over 16,000 CIVILIANS were INTENTIONALLY radiated, some of whom did not know the health risks, did not give consent, OR WERE NEVER INFORMED OF THE "TESTS".

These experiments were "designed to help atomic scientists understand the human hazards of nuclear war and radiation fallout".

THESE EXPERIMENTS KILLED PEOPLE, INCLUDING NEWBORNS AND CHILDREN!

Because the entire nuclear arms buildup was classified secret, these experiments were all stamped secret and allowed to take place under the banner of protecting “national security.”

In the nuclear arms race, government doctors and scientists brainwashed the public into believing low dose radiation was not harmful.
Some officials even tried to convince people that “a little radiation is good for you.”

Totally ignored was the knowledge that the radiation from nuclear fallout could lead to an increased risk of cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, immune system disease, reproductive abnormalities, sterility, birth defects, and genetic mutations which could be passed on from generation to generation.

The full extent of this radiation damage to the American public during the Cold War years will never be known. AND IT IS NOT OVER YET!

A secret Atomic Energy Commission document, dated 17 April 1947, reveals that physicians WERE aware of these radiation hazards EVEN AT THAT EARLY DATE, but simply IGNORED THEM. 

Under the title “Medical Experiments in Humans,” the memorandum reads: 

“It is desired that no document be released which refers to experiments with humans that might have an adverse effect on public opinion or result in legal suits. Documents covering such field work should be classified ‘Secret’.”

Public outcry over the discovery of government experiments on human subjects led to numerous congressional investigations and hearings, including the Church Committee, Rockefeller Commission, and Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, amongst others.

MANY "downwinders"(THOSE LIVING DOWNWIND FROM RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT OR RADIATION SOURCES) testified that the Public Health Service officials told them that their ‘neurosis’ about the fallout was the only thing that would give them cancer, particularly if they were female. 

Women with severe radiation illness, hair loss, and badly burned skin, were clinically diagnosed in hospitals as “neurotic.”

 Other severely ill women were diagnosed with “housewife syndrome.”

 When an investigation asked a Department of Energy spokesperson about the AEC/DOE’s practice of waiting until the wind blew towards Utah before testing nuclear bombs or venting radiation in order to avoid contaminating Las Vegas or Los Angeles, the unabashed and unconcerned official actually said on tape,
“Those people in Utah don’t give a shit about radiation.”

REALLY? 
DID "THOSE PEOPLE" SIGN A RELEASE? DID THEY EVEN KNOW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THEM?
IF "THOSE PEOPLE" HAD KNOWN WHAT THE DoE GUY KNEW, I'D WAGER THEY WOULD HAVE GIVEN A REALLY BIG "SH_T".


In addition to these radiation experiments, workers who mined uranium for the AEC in the Four Corners area of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico, were exposed to radioactive dust during the 1940s up to the 1960s.

Although AEC scientists and epidemiologists knew the dust in these poorly ventilated mines was contaminated with deadly radon gas which could easily cause death from lung cancer, this lifesaving information was never passed on to the miners, many of whom were Native Americans. As a result, many miners died prematurely of cancer of the lung.

Stewart Udall, an Arizona Congressman and lawyer who also served as Secretary of the Interior during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, represented the miners and their families in a class action lawsuit against the federal government for radiation injuries.

When the miners’ case finally came to trial in 1983, the federal court in Arizona dismissed the case by declaring the US government was immune from lawsuit.

Only recently, with the forced release of Top Secret documents, have details been revealed about the unethical and inhumane radiation studies conducted during the Cold War years from 1944 to 1974.

The initial story broke in November 1993 in a series of articles in the Albuquerque Tribune which identified the names of 18 Americans secretly injected with plutonium, a key ingredient of the atomic bomb and one of the most toxic substances known to man.

Some, but not all, of the patients were terminally ill.

This horrifying story by journalist Eileen Welsome (who later won a Pulitzer Prize) unleashed a storm of nationwide protest prompting Department of Energy Secretary Hazel O’Leary to order the release of secret files and documents pertaining to these Cold War experiments.

The extremely dangerous plutonium experiment was performed under the auspices of the government’s Manhattan Project, which brought together a revered group of distinguished scientists to develop and test the atom bomb.

The purpose of these secret experiments was to establish occupational standards for workers who would be producing plutonium and other radioactive ingredients for the nuclear energy industry.

Some of the classified government experiments included:
 ~Exposing more than 100 Alaskan INUIT villagers to radioactive iodine during the 1960s.
~Exposing about 800 pregnant women in the late 1940s to radioactive iron to determine the effect on the fetus.
~Injecting 7 newborns (six were Black) with radioactive iodine.
~Exposing the testicles of more than 100 prisoners to cancer-causing doses of radiation. This experimentation continued into the early 1970s.
~Exposing almost 200 cancer patients to FATALLY high levels of radiation from cesium and cobalt.
~Administering radioactive material to psychiatric patients in San Francisco and to prisoners in San Quentin.
~Administering massive doses of full body radiation to cancer patients hospitalized at the General Hospital in Cincinnati, Baylor College in Houston, Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York City, and the US Naval Hospital in Bethesda, during the 1950s and 1960s. The experiment provided data to the military concerning how a nuclear attack might affect its troops.

[MORE THAT 200,000 U.S. TROOPS WERE ALSO USED AS GUINEA PIGS FOR RADIATION STUDIES DURING THIS TIME.]

~Exposing 29 patients, some with rheumatoid arthritis, to total body irradiation (100-300 rad dose) to obtain data for the military. This was conducted at the University of California Hospital in San Francisco.

THESE ARE THE FEW WE HAVE SEEN DECLASSIFIED...WHO KNOWS HOW MANY OTHERS WILL NEVER BE RELEASED FOR PUBLIC SCRUTINY?

THREE GENERATIONS TREATED LIKE GUINEA PIGS BY THE RADIATION-EXPERIMENTING MILITARY!

IN THEIR OWN WORDS...GUILTY!


IF YOU READ NOTHING ELSE, DO READ THIS!

99th Congress, 2nd session, Congressman Edward Markey Report -
           "American Nuclear Guinea Pigs: Three Decades
            of Radiation Experiments on U.S. Citizens"
PREPARED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY CONSERVATION
AND POWER OF THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, NOVEMBER 1986
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON  1986

FULL PDF FILE AVAILABLE HERE:
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/radiation/dir/mstreet/commeet/meet1/brief1/br1n.txt

Washington, DC,  October 24,  1986.
EXCERPTS BELOW.

[TO THE] Hon. JOHN D. DINGELL    
     Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Rayburn House
     Office Building, Washington, DC

     DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: I am forwarding to you, for the
Committee's use, a report prepared by the staff of the Energy
Conservation and Power Subcommittee titled, "American Nuclear
Guinea Pigs: Three Decades of Radiation Experiments On U.S.
Citizens." This report describes material contained in Department
of Energy documents on radiation experiments using human
subjects.

     A review of these documents reveals the frequent and
systematic use of human subjects as guinea pigs for radiation
experiments. 
Some of these experiments were conducted in the
1940's and 1950's, and others were performed during the
supposedly more enlightened 1960's and 1970's. 

The report describes in detail 31 experiments during which 
about 695 persons were exposed to radiation which provided 
little or no medical benefit to the subjects.  

The report notes that it seems
appropriate to urge the Department of Energy to make every
practicable effort to identify the persons who served as
experimental subjects, to examine the long-term histories of
subjects or an increased incidence of radiation associated
diseases, and to compensate these unfortunate victims for
damages.

     This  report is the result of an ongoing Subcommittee
examination of the health and safety policies of the Department
of Energy. 
The previous Subcommittee Chairman, Mr. Ottinger,
requested from the Department documentation on experiments
involving human test subjects and radiation, which were funded by
DOE or its predecessor agencies. 

During the 99th Congress, the subcommittee initiated an intensive 
review of the documents, and requested further information on specified experiments. 

This report is the result of that intensive review.

     It should be noted that this report was prepared by the
Subcommittee staff for discussion purposes and may not represent
the views of all Committee members.  I believe the Committee and
others will find this report to be extremely useful in examining
issues of radiation health and safety and victims' compensation.

               Sincerely,         
EDWARD J. MARKEY, Chairman

THE REPORT CONTINUES...

<<Documents provided by the Department of Energy reveal the
frequent and systematic use of human subjects as guinea pigs for
radiation experiments.

Some experiments were conducted in the 1940s
at the dawn of the nuclear age, and might be attributed to an
ignorance of the long term effects of radiation exposure or to the
atomic hubris that accompanied the making of the first nuclear
bombs. But other experiments were conducted during the supposedly
more enlightened 1960s and 1970s. In either event such experiments
cannot be excused.

     These experiments were conducted under the sponsorship of the
Manhattan Projects the Atomic Energy Commission, or the Energy
Research and Development Administration, all predecessor agencies
of the Department of Energy. These experiments spanned roughly
thirty years.

The chief objectives of these experiments were to
directly  measure the biological effects of radioactive material;
to measure doses from injected, ingested, or inhaled radioactive
substances; or to measure the time it took radioactive substances
to pass through  the human body American  citizens thus became
nuclear calibration devices.

     In many cases, subjects willingly participated in experiments
but they became willing guinea pigs nonetheless. In some cases, the
human subjects were captive audiences or populations that
experimenters might frighteningly have considered "expendable": the
elderly, prisoners, hospital patients suffering from terminal
diseases or who might not have retained their full faculties for
informed consent.

For some human subjects, informed consent was not
obtained or there is no evidence that informed consent was granted.

     For a number of these same subjects, the government covered up
the nature of the experiments and deceived the families of deceased
victims as to what had transpired. In many experiments, subjects received
doses that approached or even exceed presently
recognized limits for occupational radiation exposure.

Doses were as great as 93 times the body burden recognized at the time the
experiments were conducted.


During 1945 to 1947, as part of the Manhattan Project, 18
patients who were diagnosed as having diseases which gave them
expected survivals of less than 10 years were injected with
plutonium, to measure the quantity retained by the human body.

These experiments were carried out at the Manhattan District Hospital at
Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New
York; the University of Chicago; and the University of California.
San Francisco.

Despite the original diagnoses, seven of these
patients lived longer than 10 years, and five lived longer than 20
years. 

Internal investigations by the Atomic Energy Commission
found that informed consent was not granted in the initial
experiments, since even the word "plutonium" was classified during
World War II; and living patients were not informed that they had
been injected with plutonium-until 1974.


     From 1961 to 1965 at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, 20 subjects aged 63 to 83, were injected or fed radium
or thorium to estimate internal doses and to measure passage of
these substances through their bodies. Many of these subjects came
from the nearby Age Center of New England, a research facility
established to investigate the process of aging and the needs of
the elderly.

These experiments thus represent a perversion of the
Center's original purpose, since feeding the subjects radium and
thorium did not benefit them as individuals or the elderly
population as a whole.


     During the 1960s, at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 57
normal adults were fed microscopic spheres containing radioactive
uranium and manganese.

These experiments were designed to determine
how fast such spheres would pass through the human body after
ingestion. It was believed that particles of this size could be
produced by the atmospheric reentry and burn-up of rockets propelled
by nuclear reactors, or of radioactive power supplies.
    
During 1946 and 1947, at the University of Rochester, six
patients with good kidney function were inject with uranium salts
to determine the concentration which would produce renal injury.
One patient was diagnosed as being in a "hallucinatory state,"
another was considered suffering from "emotional maladjustment,"
and a third, admitted to the hospital for a fifth time, was
described as follows:
  "As he had no home, he agreed willingly to
enter the metabolic unit for special studies."


     From 1963 to 1971, 67 inmates at Oregon State Prison and 64 in
mates at the Washington State Prison received x-rays to their
testes to examine the effects of ionizing radiation on human
fertility and testicular function.

These experiments were conducted
by the Pacific Northwest Research Foundation and the University of
Washington. Subjects had to agree to receive vasectomies after
completion of the experiments. 
The Energy Research and Development Administration planned
to begin medical follow up of the
irradiated prisoners, but these plans were dropped in 1976 at the
request of the U.S. Attorney in Portland after several irradiated
inmates filed suits against state and federal governments.


From 1953 to 1957, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston,
approximately 12 terminal brain tumor patients were injected with
uranium to determine the dose at which kidney damage began to
occur. Most of the patients were described as comatose or in a
"semi-coma."

 From 1963 to 1965, at the Atomic Energy Commission National
Reactor Testing Station in Idaho, radioactive iodine was purposely
released on seven separate occasions. In one of these experiments,
seven human subjects drank milk from cows which had grazed on
iodine-contaminated land.

This experiment was designed to measure
the passage of iodine through the food chain into the thyroids of
human subjects. In a second experiment, three human subjects were
placed on the pasture during iodine release, and seven subjects
were placed on the pasture in a third experiment. In addition,
"several" individuals were contaminated during yet another
experiment when vials of radioactive iodine accidentally broke.
Cows grazed on contaminated land and their milk was counted in four
of the experiments; in the remaining three, radiation measurements
were made only in the pasture.

     During May 1945, at the Clinton Laboratory, Oak Ridge,
Tennessee, two groups of 10 subjects were exposed to beta rays, to
determine the dose that would begin to cause reddening of the skin.

During 1951 and 1952, at least 14 human subjects were exposed
to tritium in air, by immersion of body parts in water, or by
drinking. These experiments were designed to measure the retention
or excretion of tritium by the human body.

The experiments were
carried out by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, or the General
Electric Company i
n Richland, Washington.


During 1956, the US Air Force sent manned planes through
radiation clouds from atomic bomb tests at Eniwetok and Bikini
Atolls in the Pacific to measure radiation doses in the clouds and
to the crew.

     During the early 1950s.  Foster D. Snell, a consulting firm,
carried out experiments for the U.S. Army  by placing "synthetic"
radioactive soil on the hands of about 118 subjects, and measuring
the ability of different cleaning agents to remove the
contamination.

     During the late 1950s, at Columbia University and Montefiore
Hospital, the Bronx, 12 terminal cancer patients were injected with
radioactive calcium and strontium. This experiment was designed to
compare the distribution of these two substances among body tissues
after autopsy.

     From 1961 to 1963, at the University of Chicago and Argonne
National Laboratory, 102 human subjects were fed real fallout
from the Nevada Test Site; simulated fallout particles that
contained strontium, barium, or cesium; or solutions of strontium
and cesium. This experiment was designed to measure human
absorption and retention of these radioactive substances.

    In 1967 at the Hanford Environmental Health Foundation and the
Battelle Memorial Institute, both at Richland, Washington,
radioactive promethium was administered to 14 subjects by injection
or drinking.

These experiments were designed to measure the passage
of this substance through the body and the ability of a drug
(chelatirig agent) to increase the removal of promethium.

     During the early 1960s. at the Oak Ridge Institute for
Nuclear Studies, 54 hospital patients with normal intestinal tracts
were fed lanthanum-140.

This experiment was designed to measure
the rate at which this radioactive substance passed through the body.

      During 1963, at the Battelle Memorial Institute, Richland,
Washington, five subjects were injected with radioactive
phosphorus. In addition, five subjects were fed fish from the
Columbia River which contained radioactive phosphorus, produced and
discharged into the river by reactors at the Atomic Energy
Commission's Hanford Site. 


These experiments were designed to
estimate the doses to humans eating contaminated fish.

       If there is one thing the government can do for these
experimental victims and their families, even at this late date, it
is to conduct long term medical follow up of populations exposed to
radioactive material. 


That practice has been adopted by the Defense
Depart-ment through its Nuclear Test Personnel Review, a registry
for military personnel exposed to fallout from atmospheric nuclear
tests. 

The primary objectives of the Review are to identify the appproximately 200.000 Defense Department personnel involved in
such tests. to determine their exposures, to identify incidence of
death or illness, and to assist veterans in claims for compensation.
If this effort can be carried out for military personnel acting in
the line of duty, surely a similar effort should be possible for
the far smaller number of peaceful atomic soldiers used as human
subjects in radiation experiments.


RECOMMENDATIONS
     1. It seems appropriate to urge the Department of Energy to
make every practicable effort to identify the persons who served as
subjects for the experiments described below, to examine the long
term histories of subjects for an increased incidence of radiation-
associated diseases, and to compensate these human guinea pigs for
damages they have suffered.
      These victims face severe obstacles to compensation under
current law, embodied by the Federal Tort Claims Act. The
Department of Energy should therefore be encouraged to work with
the Subcommittee to develop legislation that provides adequate
compensation.

     2. Human experiments of this nature  must never be repeated.
Many of these experiments would not be allowed under current
federal guidelines.

[OR UNDER THE GENEVA CONVENTION, THE NUREMBERG CODE, OR IN THE NAME OF HUMAN DECENCY, EVEN BACK THEN?
 IS HAVING NO "LEGAL" ETHICS GUIDELINES JUSTIFICATION FOR KNOWINGLY KILLING AMERICAN CITIZENS?
WHAT IF A FOREIGN POWER HAD DUMPED THESE LEVELS OF RADIATION ON AMERICANS?
NO, THEY KNEW IT WAS WRONG, AND DID IT ANYWAY!]

In addition to the Green Run test [at the Hanford, Washington super-site, which blew into neighboring Oregon and polluted the Columbia and Hood River systems], we documented 12 other planned radioactive releases that occurred during post World War II nuclear weapons-related tests conducted at three U.S. sites:

Oak Ridge,Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Dugway, Utah. 

Eight of the releases were conducted as part of the U.S. radiation warfare
programs. 

Four others were related to atmospheric-radiation-
tracking research. 
Like the Green Run test, none of these releases
were accidental, and none resulted from routine production
operations at nuclear sites.


Field testing of a radiation warfare device continued through at least 1952.

STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN GLENN RE;
                   SECRET RADIATION EXPERIMENTS
                          JANUARY 6, 1994

<<We know that radiation testing - - PRESUMABLY with informed consent - - continues within the government.  But do we know, with 100 percent certainty, that testing without consent does not continue to this days somewhere deep in the bowels of the federal government?

     As Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee, I have
uncovered horror story after horror story of government contractors
running wild with little or no supervision from an agency.  At
times, I've felt like the contractor was running an agency rather
than the other way around.

We need to know from the Administration that they are doing
everything possible to assure that no improper testing - - whether
through government sponsored labs, contractors or elsewhere
continues.  No other answer is acceptable.

     Let me make myself clear that I am talking about more than
radiation testing. I am calling for a government-wide review of
all testing programs - from drug tests at FDA to military tests
at DOD -  to determine if any improper experiments on humans
persist to this day.

     If anyone is still conducting experiments outside government
regulations, and I hope this is not happening, I have one question:
though you may think the tests are safe, would you
offer your own children to be used as subjects?
>>



THEN WE FIND A DISTURBING "EXPERIMENT" THAT HAPPENED IN ST. LOUIS...

The stated purpose of relentlessly spraying the inhabitants of Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis, Missouri with radioactive toxins morning, noon and night was so that the military could study its effects of their lungs. However, no follow-up study was ever done. 

Pruitt-Igoe low-income housing complex housed about 10,000 people, and 70% of those residents were innocent children. Children are extremely susceptible to the fatal effects of early radiation exposure, even "minimal" exposure.

How many of those 7,000 children died from the daily doses of cadmium and whatever other compound was in that spray?

Nobody knows, nobody in government or the military cares, obviously.


In 1972, after years of crime, poverty and decline, the government demolished the Pruitt-Igoe housing project, which incidentally, was designed by Minoru Yamasaki, the same architect as the World Trade Center towers.

 I wonder if they carted all of that debris off and sold it abroad like they did with the Twin Towers...erase it...get rid of the evidence...scrape things nice and clean...

Despite the extent of the experiment, local politicians were NOT notified about the content of the testing. The people of St Louis were told that the Army was testing smoke screens to protect cities from a Russian attack.

'It was pretty shocking. The level of duplicity and secrecy. Clearly they went to great lengths to deceive people,' Professor Martino-Taylor said.

In her findings, one of the compounds that was sprayed upon the public was called 'FP2266', according to the army's documents, and was manufactured by US Radium.

The compound, also known as Radium 226, was the same one that killed and sickened many of the US Radium workers.

The Army has admitted that it added a fluorescent substance to the 'harmless' compound, but whether or not the additive was radioactive remains classified.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2210415/Revealed-Army-scientists-secretly-sprayed-St-Louis-radioactive-particles-YEARS-test-chemical-warfare-technology.html

IN ALL MY RESEARCH FOR THIS, I FOUND ONLY 3 "MAINSTREAM MEDIA" MENTIONS OF IT. IT WAS REPORTED BY THOSE THREE AND THEN DROPPED.
Besides The Mail (and not counting ROLLING STONE's fine article), Huff Post and surprisingly CBS carried reports.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/03/secret-cold-war-tests_n_1937613.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57525675/secret-cold-war-tests-in-st-louis-cause-worry/

ST. LOUIS
"Doris Spates was a baby when her father died inexplicably in 1955. She has watched four siblings die of cancer, and she survived cervical cancer.
After learning that the Army conducted secret chemical testing in her impoverished St. Louis neighborhood at the height of the Cold War, she wonders if her own government is to blame.
In the mid-1950s, and again a decade later, the Army used motorized blowers atop a low-income housing high-rise, at schools and from the backs of station wagons to send a potentially dangerous compound into the already-hazy air in predominantly black areas of St. Louis.
Local officials were told at the time that the government was testing a smoke screen that could shield St. Louis from aerial observation in case the Russians attacked.

But in 1994, the government said the tests were part of a biological weapons program and St. Louis was chosen because it bore some resemblance to Russian cities that the U.S. might attack. The material being sprayed was zinc cadmium sulfide, a fine fluorescent powder.

Spates, now 57 and retired, was born in 1955, delivered inside her family's apartment on the top floor of the since-demolished Pruitt-Igoe housing development in north St. Louis. Her family didn't know that on the roof, the Army was intentionally spewing hundreds of pounds of zinc cadmium sulfide into the air.

Three months after her birth, her father died. 
Four of her 11 siblings succumbed to cancer at relatively young ages.

"I'm wondering if it got into our system," Spates said. "When I heard about the testing,
I thought, `Oh my God. If they did that, there's no telling what else they're hiding."'

Mary Helen Brindell wonders, too. Now 68, her family lived in a working-class mixed-race neighborhood where spraying occurred.

The Army has admitted only to using blowers to spread the chemical, but Brindell recalled a summer day playing baseball with other kids in the street when a squadron of green Army planes flew close to the ground and dropped a powdery substance.

She went inside, washed it off her face and arms, then went back out to play.

Over the years, Brindell has battled four types of cancer -- breast, thyroid, skin and uterine.

"I feel betrayed," said Brindell, who, by the way, is white. "How could they do this? We pointed our fingers during the Holocaust, and we do something like this?"

[SHE MUST HAVE NEVER READ STANNARD'S "AMERICAN HOLOCAUST"...HOW 100 MILLION INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, 95% OF THEIR POPULATION, WERE DELETED FROM "AMERICAN SOIL" IN A BIT LESS THAN 400 YEARS.]

Professor Martino-Taylor pointed out in her dissertation that the U.S. Government’s later claim put up in defense of their unethical stealth testing policies, i.e. that an ethics policy was not in place at the time of the spraying, does not hold water. 

Martino-Taylor points out that the historical post World War II trials of Nazi war criminals should have been precedent enough, setting enough "ethics policy" to establish that SECRET horrific governmental experimentation on its own people is unacceptable in any place at any time.

WHAT LED DR. MARTINO-TAYLOR TO RESEARCH THIS TIME FRAME, THIS INCIDENT? 

<<Martino-Taylor became involved years ago when a colleague who grew up in the targeted area wondered if the testing was the cause of her cancer. That same day, a second colleague confided to Martino-Taylor that she, too, lived in the test area and had cancer.
Martino-Taylor decided to research the testing for her doctoral thesis at the University of Missouri. She believes the St. Louis study was linked to the Manhattan Atomic Bomb Project and a small group of scientists from that project who were developing radiological weapons. A congressional study in 1993 confirmed radiological testing in Tennessee and parts of the West during the Cold War.>>

[SOME EXPERIMENTS IN THE WEST LED TO LAWSUITS, TO DISCLOSURE, BUT LITTLE WAS DONE TO CORRECT ANY OF IT.

FAMILIES LOST MEMBERS, LIVESTOCK, HOMES, BUT IT WAS "ALL IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE", RIGHT?

AND ALL IN THE NAME OF FINDING WAYS TO QUIETLY DESTROY AMERICA'S FOREIGN ENEMIES...AND THOUSANDS TO PERHAPS MILLIONS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS WHILE THEY WERE AT IT!]

The incidence of cancer later on was more evident among residents who had lived in the low-income units area , and that is what spiked Professor Martino-Taylor’s interest. Through her research, she uncovered documents that she believes prove the chemical mixture sprayed on unsuspecting residents containing cadmium sulfide was laced with radioactive particles.

Even it was "just cadmium sulfide", high doses of cadmium over long periods of exposure cause bone and kidney problems AND LUNG CANCER.

 The senate committee in 1997 recommended that the Army conduct follow-up studies "to determine whether inhaled zinc cadmium sulfide breaks down into toxic cadmium compounds, which can be absorbed into the blood to produce toxicity in the lungs and other organs."

But it isn't clear if follow-up studies were ever performed. Martino-Taylor said she has gotten no answer from the Army and her research has turned up NO additional studies. Foster, the Army spokesman, declined comment.

Martino-Taylor said a follow-up health study should be performed in St. Louis, but it must involve direct input from people who lived in the targeted areas.
"Their voices have not been heard," Martino-Taylor said.

http://www.missouriinjurylawblog.com/2012/11/lawsuit-says-st-louis-citizens.html

<<Now that details have emerged of the chemical testing, a recent lawsuit filed in St. Louis City Court says that the agriculture giant Monsanto and others conspired with the military to secretly poison residents of St. Louis with toxic chemicals.

The plaintiff, Benjamin Phillips Sr., claims defendants Monsanto, Parsons Government Services and SRI International participated in a study beginning in 1953 that lasted into the 1960s.

 Phillips claims the study, known as the "Involuntary Chemical Study on PI Residents", was conducted around the Pruitt-Igoe housing complex in St. Louis.

Phillips, who lived at Pruitt-Igoe at the time of the experiment, claims the chemicals caused emotional and psychological trauma and harm as well as unspecified personal injury. Phillips is seeking actual and punitive damages for public nuisance, liability, intentional infliction of emotional distress and battery.>>

If radioactive materials were NOT sprayed on unwitting Americans, the Army would simply release the documents.

Since they REFUSE to do so, it is apparent that those deadly experiments at the expense of those in St. Louis, mostly children, WERE A REALITY, WERE POSSIBLY FATAL, WERE DONE WITHOUT CARING WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.

HOW MANY OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS, CITIES, STATES, REGIONS HAVE ENDURED THESE SECRET, SILENT EXPERIMENTS?

This should serve to alert all in this country that those in power have only contempt for the general population. WE ARE LAB RATS. WE ARE EXPENDABLE....ESPECIALLY THOSE THE POWER BEHIND THE 'THRONE' CONSIDERS "USELESS EATERS", OR "LEECHES OF RESOURCES".
This should also alert all to the fact that the government and its agents of force would not hesitate to maim, kill, or imprison the citizenry if given orders to do so. To believe otherwise is to play a fool’s game!



US military secretly sprayed radioactive particles in St. Louis and Texas
They doused these cities in the 1950s and ‘60s.

"The study was secretive for a reason. They didn't have volunteers stepping up and saying yeah, I'll breathe zinc cadmium sulfide with radioactive particles," Dr. Martino-Taylor told KSDK.

Instead of using curious citizens as test-subjects, the Army resorted to waging a secretive radioactive war on its own impoverished townspeople: according to the material Martino-Taylor has collected, the military launched no fewer than 16 tests in only the year 1953 that involved 35 separate releases of zinc cadmium sulfide in St. Louis.

The neighborhoods affected, the professor found, were described at the time as "a densely populated slum district” that held around 10,000 low income residents, mostly children.

"There's an awful lot of evidence that there were radiological components to the study." She says that a powder form of zinc cadmium sulfide was mixed with fluorescent particles so that dispersal patterns could be traced among unknowing test-subjects, and that a company called US Radium — previously put before a judge for radioactively contaminating its workers — has been linked to the scandal.

"US radium had this reputation where they had been found legally liable for producing a radioactive powdered paint that killed many young women who painted fluorescent watch tiles," she says.

Regardless of what her future research reveals, she says, "This was a violation of all medical ethics, all international codes, and the military's own policy at that time.”

On Monday this week, local lawmakers terrified of Martino-Taylor’s analysis asked the Army to come forth and explain the actual merits of the mysterious spray program that has long been acknowledged, but not necessarily with the greatest of accuracy.

"The idea that thousands of Missourians were unwillingly exposed to harmful materials in order to determine their health effects is absolutely shocking. It should come as no surprise that these individuals and their families are demanding answers of government officials," State Senator Roy Blunt (R) tells the Associated Press.

State Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, has also asked Army Secretary John McHugh for more information in a letter sent this week.

"The Senate and House had investigations back in the 1990s but nothing ever came of it," Martino-Taylor says. "Nobody has ever talked to the people who were exposed."

JUST LAST MONTH...MORE OF THE SAME, AGAIN IN MISSOURI!

May 10, 2013
An underground landfill fire near tons of nuclear waste raises serious health and safety concerns – so why isn't the government doing more to help?

There's a fire burning in Bridgeton, Missouri.
It's invisible to area residents, buried deep beneath the ground in a North St. Louis County landfill.
But the smoldering waste is an unavoidable presence in town, giving off a putrid odor that clouds the air miles away – an overwhelming stench described by one area woman as "rotten eggs mixed with skunk and fertilizer."

Residents report smelling it at K-12 school buses, a TGI Fridays and even the operating room of a local hospital. "It smells like dead bodies," observes another local.

On a Saturday morning in March, one mile south of the landfill, several Bridgeton residents have gathered at a small home in a blue-collar subdivision called Spanish Village.
Concerned citizens Karen Nickel and Dawn Chapman are here to answer questions posed by four of their neighbors. "How will I ever sell my house?" "Am I going to end up with cancer 20 years down the road?"

In February, the landfill's owner, Republic Services, sent glossy fliers to residents within stink radius claiming the noxious odor posed no safety risk.

But official reports say otherwise. 

Temperature probes reveal the fire has already surpassed normal heat levels.

Reports from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) indicate dangerously high levels of benzene and hydrogen sulfide in the air.

 In March, Missouri's Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) – which has jurisdiction over Bridgeton Landfill – quietly posted an Internet notice cautioning citizens with chronic respiratory diseases to limit time outdoors.

A month after Republic distributed its potentially misleading flier, the state attorney general sued the company on eight counts of environmental violations, including pollution and public nuisance.
And this week, as part of a settlement set to be announced Tuesday, Republic sent another round of fliers offering to move local families to hotels during a period of increased odor related to remediation efforts.

Scariest of all: The Bridgeton landfill fire is burning close to at least 8,700 tons of nuclear weapons wastes.

West Lake Landfill is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund site that's home to some of the oldest radioactive wastes in the world. 

A six-foot chain-link fence surrounds the perimeter, plastered with bright yellow hazard signs that warn of the dangers within.
On one corner stands a rusty gas pump.
About 1,200 feet south of the radioactive EPA site, the fire at Bridgeton Landfill spreads out like hot barbeque coals.
No one knows for sure what happens when an underground inferno meets a pool of atomic waste, but residents aren't eager to find out.

At a March 15th press conference, Peter Anderson – an economist who has studied landfills for over 20 years – raised the worst-case scenario of a "dirty bomb," meaning a non-detonated, mass release of floating radioactive particles in metro St. Louis.

Today, West Lake's radioactive waste – all 143,000 cubic yards of it – sits on the outskirts of a former quarry with practically none of the standard safety features found in most municipal landfills. 

No clay liner blocks toxic leachate – or "garbage juice" – from seeping into area groundwater.

No cap keeps toxic gas from dispersing into the air.

This unprotected waste sits on a floodplain 1.5 miles away from the Missouri River.

Eight miles downstream is a drinking water reservoir that serves 300,000 St. Louisans. Worst of all: The materials dumped in this populous metropolitan area will continue to pose a hazard for hundreds of thousands of years.

This is radioactively hot stuff and it shouldn't be in the floodplain by the Missouri river.
Robert Criss, a geochemist at Washington University in St. Louis who has studied the issue closely, says the EPA is grossly underplaying a host of risks surrounding West Lake – flooding, earthquakes, liquefaction, groundwater leaching – that could pave the way for a public health crisis. 

That's not to mention the recent development of an underground fire nearby. 
Says Criss, "There is no geological site I can think of that is more absurd to place such waste."

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment, which has advocated for the removal of West Lake wastes for more than a decade, in part blames Missouri's ties to the nuclear energy industry for the senators' lack of action.
Both McCaskill and Blunt, as well as Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, have pushed for bringing more nuclear reactors to the state.

Any more attention to a hazardous radioactive dump might get in the way of that messaging.
"They won't touch this with a 10-foot pole," says the Coalition's safe energy director, Ed Smith. "It doesn't fit their narrative of clean nuclear power and 'jobs, jobs, jobs.'"

Bridgeton's underground fire was news to Ramona Herbert, who moved to Spanish Village with her family last November.
She and her husband, Joshua, came here from St. Louis' inner city, hoping for a safer place to raise their kids.
When the Herberts signed a five-year lease for their new home, no one disclosed to them that hot nuclear dumps sit a mile north from their children's bedrooms.
No one told the Herberts that an ongoing landfill fire burns just down the street from their local Bob Evans restaurant.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/st-louis-is-burning-20130510page=2#ixzz2XSIAO0dt

ADMISSIONS OF GUILT?
In August 1977 the CIA admitted to no less than 149 "sub-projects", including experiments to determine the effects of different drugs on human behavior; work on lie-detectors, hypnosis, and electric shock; and the surreptitious delivery of drug-related materials.

Forty-four colleges and universities were involved, along with fifteen research foundations, twelve hospitals or clinics, and three penal institutions. In the infamous MKULTRA mind-altering experiments, the victims were lured to hotel rooms for sexual encounters with prostitutes and were then drugged and monitored by CIA agents.

Military bio-warfare attacks against unsuspecting Americans in the 1950s and 60s are a documented reality. 

The most notorious was a six-day US military bio-attack on San Francisco in which clouds of potentially harmful bacteria were sprayed over the city. 

Twelve people developed pneumonia due to these infectious microbes, and one elderly man died from the bio-attack.

AMERICAN PHYSICIANS WERE IN ON IT!
In January 1994 President Clinton convened an Advisory Committee to investigate the accusations surrounding the human radiation experiments.

In their final report presented to the president on 3 October, 1995, the Committee found that up to the early 1960s it was common for physicians to conduct research on patients without their consent.

The Final Report of the President’s Advisory Committee is now available in The Human Radiation Experiments, published in 1996 by Oxford Press. 

Although the Committee studied the experiments in depth, there was no attempt to assess the damage done to individuals.

In many cases, the names and records of the patients were no longer available, nor was there any easy way to identify how many experiments had been conducted, where they took place, and which government agencies sponsored them.

The Department of Health and Human Services, the primary government sponsor of research, had long since discarded files on experiments performed decades ago.

The Committee discovered “the records of much of the nation’s recent history had been irretrievably lost or simply could not be located” and “only the barest description remained” for the majority of the experiments.


The Department of Energy also claimed all the pertinent records of its predecessor, the AEC, had been destroyed during the 1970s, but in some cases as late as 1989. 

All CIA records are classified. 

When records of the top secret MKULTRA program (in which unwitting subjects were experimented upon with a variety of mind-altering drugs) were requested, the CIA explained that all pertinent records had been destroyed during the 1970s when the program became a national scandal.

What is clear from studying the Committee’s Final Report is that the medical and scientific professions collaborated with the government and the military to abuse and harm US citizens. In the process, the nuclear establishment literally got away with murder. 

And there is simply no end to the secrets that still emerge from the Cold War years that began 58 years ago with the Manhattan Project.

In January 2000, the government presented the results of a statistical study showing that atomic workers employed in the nuclear weapons industry during the Cold War were more likely to suffer a higher rate of cancer, due to their exposure to cancer-causing radiation and chemicals.

From the 1940s up to the present time, government lawyers and scientists have repeatedly rejected the claims of workers who became sick as result of nuclear radiation and exposure to deadly uranium, plutonium, and fluorine.

As many as 600,000 workers in 14 nuclear weapons plants are now affected by the government’s final admission of wrongdoing in exposing these people to cancer and other chronic illnesses.

According to a Los Angeles Times report, “workers told of spending years trying to get compensation payments from the state, of having to hire attorneys to get disability pay, of going to clinics that forced them to sign away rights to a portion of any future disability payment before they could be treated.”

Kay Sutherland, a worker at the Hanford plutonium plant in central Washington State, told a hearing that “the people in this area have been forced into poverty because they’ve had to retire in their 30s, 40s, and 50s, too young to get a retirement, and too young to get Social Security.

They fall through the cracks and they die.” Sutherland has lost four of her five family members to disease, and has an enlarged liver and multiple tumors.

She considers herself “a Holocaust survivor for the American Cold War.”

How can we stop these nuclear and biological horrors, which have condemned thousands of innocent people to disease and death? Why must decades of government-sanctioned medical abuse be kept secret and covered-up by scientists and physicians who claim to be concerned about the health of the public?

One way to prevent abuse might be to bring the physician-scientist perpetrators of these experiments to justice in a court of law. However, unless the public is aroused, this is unlikely to happen.


Writing in the Columbia Journalism Review, Geoffrey Sea notes:

 “A startling fact about the experiments is that, despite the documentation of hundreds of cases of unethical conduct resulting in lasting damage to thousands of people, not a single physician or nurse, scientist or technician, policy maker or administrator has yet come forward to admit wrongdoing.”

For over thirty years the "law" allowed the US Department of Defense (DoD) to use Americans as “guinea pigs.” One of those "laws" (the US code annotated Title 50, Chapter 32, Section 1520, dated 30 July, 1977) remained on the books until it was repealed under public pressure in 1998.

NOTE THAT THE GOVERNMENT/MILITARY DAMN WELL DID NOT CHANGE THINGS UNTIL CITIZENS GOT WIND OF THE TREACHERY AND FORCED THEIR HANDS!
WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU, AMERICA?


The new and revised bill prohibits the DoD from conducting tests and experiments on humans, but allows “exceptions.”

One of the exceptions is that a test or experiment can be carried out for “any peaceful purpose that is related to a medical, therapeutic, pharmaceutical, agricultural, industrial, or research activity.”

  Thus, the 1998 law has obvious loopholes which allow secret testing to continue.

Unethical and dangerous experimentation undoubtedly continues in secret up to the present time, ostensibly under the guise of “national security.” 

Thus, it would seem prudent for patients to think twice before signing-up for government-sponsored medical studies, particularly at leading medical institutions. Enlightened patients might also view doctors (and scientists) with a healthy dose of skepticism, and a touch of 'paranoia'.

[READ MORE HERE:http://www.whale.to/a/cantwell9.html]

DO VISIT http://gulfwarvets.com/ TO SEE HOW THOSE GUYS HAVE BEEN TREATED AND USED.

EVERYONE SCREAMS "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS", BUT AFTER THEY COME HOME, WHO "SUPPORTS" THEM THEN?
BLOODY FEW EVEN CARE HOW SHAMEFULLY 'UNCLE SAM' NEGLECTS HIS RETURNING HEROES...HOW THEY ARE RELEGATED TO A VIRTUAL GARBAGE HEAP AND ABANDONED AFTER THEIR SERVICE TO AMERICA...

OR TO 'AMERIKA, INC', AFTER THEY'VE BEEN CONTAMINATED BY COUNTLESS THINGS, MOST WHICH WERE INTENTIONALLY ADMINISTERED TO THEM. 

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS? HOW ABOUT "SUPPORT OUR VETERANS"?

PLEASE CONSIDER THE "WHAT-IF"...
WHAT IF THESE STORIES WAS YOUR STORY...

AND HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU HAVEN'T BEEN SUBJECTED TO SUCH THINGS?

WE MAY NEVER KNOW THE FULL RANGE OF ALL THAT "TESTING", BUT WE CAN SEE HOW EASILY AND HOW THOROUGHLY OUR GOVERNMENT/MILITARY COMPLEX USED AMERICAN CITIZENS, AMERICAN TROOPS, AMERICAN CHILDREN AS GUINEA PIGS FOR OVER 60 YEARS...

AND WE KNOW THEY ARE STILL IN THE BUSINESS OF CREATING NEW AND "IMPROVED" BIO-WEAPONS, KILLING COMPOUNDS, SILENT KILLERS....SO THEY WILL ALWAYS, ALWAYS NEED HUMAN GUINEA PIGS FOR THAT.