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Epidemiology – an important guide to the pandemic – why not to nuclear radiation-caused disease? -theme for July 2021

Epidemiology – a forgotten science?   But now, in the time of pandemic, it has come into its own.

The coronavirus illness is a global phenomenon. Epidemiologists, formerly just boring old farts, in a world that reveres high tech and space scientists, now are called upon for guidance .

Epidemiologists are not industry’s favourite people. Sir Richard Doll, in the 1950s, combined laboratory studies on mice with painstaking epidemiological research, proving that cigarette smoking causes cancer,  British Tobacco  did not like him.

The nuclear industry learned  – to downgrade epidemiological research, and prevent it wherever possible.  Subservient governments complied with the nuclear industry.

BUT – there has been epidemiological research applied to nuclear’s ionising radiation and its effect on health – just a few examples –  on nuclear workers’ health., on residents of Belarus and Ukraine, on the developing foetus,

Right now, the world sees value in identifying cases, clusters – where the invisible coronavirus exists, with its threat of immediate illness and death.

Equally dangerous  the cases and clusters of accumulating radioactive particles lead to the threat of later illness and death.

It is time that epidemiological research on ionising radiation was done, properly, thoroughly, like Richard Doll’s cigarette study. Time to no longer allow the nuclear industry to downplay and stifle such research, (and not to let them rely on  their own biased studies)

July 8, 2021 - Posted by | Christina's themes, health

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  1. This is what uranium and radon, do in drinking water

    People who are exposed to relatively high levels of radionuclides in drinking water for long periods may develop serious health problems, such as cancer, anemia, osteoporosis, cataracts, bone growths, kidney disease, liver disease and impaired immune systems.
    https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/library/water/drinking-water-problems-radionuclides/

    Just think what cesium 137, tritium, plutonium, cobalt 60 , strontium 90 do and all the other man created, super radionuclide poisons do. Even in minute amounts. They are from nuclear bomb making, nuclear ships, nuclear reactors, nuclear waste, oil field imaging, nuclear medicine, nuclear plants, nuclear accidents, nuclear waste. They are everywhere now. Ask yourself how much of the covid pandemic is from omnipresent nuclear pollutants, effecting us from weakened immunity. All radionuclides are the most potent industrial poisons of the immune system and genome. Humans are dumb clucks.

    Comment by Dr. Hans Frehly | May 1, 2020 | Reply

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    Comment by Richard Christie | May 7, 2020 | Reply

  3. Please Publish This. Things are so dangerous in America now.

    A post-rational america . America was not so rational before. It is  psychotic now . Racial violence is encouraged. A massive nuclear and tactical nuclear arsenal has been accumulated and now expanded, though the cold war ended decades ago.
    A society where old shoddy nuclear reactors and their waste is  deregulated. There are several reactors ready to blow, post fukushima. There are 10s of thousands of dangerously stored high level waste, ready to crash and burn.
    An authoritarian, racist police state run by evil nuclear monkeys, sadistic generals , lunatic billionaires, and corporations with a stupid, ranting, madman at the helm.
    There is  not any sign of sane leadership now.  Feeble psychotic-suicidal leadership.
    They are building a larger nuclear arsenal including tactical nuclear weapons, as they break all nuclear treaties.

    The regime is tacitly and openly lobbying for domestic civil war. It is aggrandizing the use tactical nuclear weapons. It’s generals and ideologs are pounding propaganda for tactical nuclear war as the empire loses it’s self-proclaimed exceptional, imperial standing in the world.
    America,  nuclear bombed japan and spread this apocolyptic insanity around the world.

    In 2020 america is a psychotic, singularly the most dangerous state. Nuclear weapon production and proliferation  was expanding before 2016. Now it is triple expanding and into Space Supersonic missiles,Tactical Nuclear weapins on submarines.

    Trump came to destroy the US government . They came to destabilize the country so the currupt could loot it and, make more money off the lethal poisoning of the earth. They have destabilized the country. They have incited deadly racist division.

    The nuclear arms race should have ended with the cold war and at this time. 
    These blood-thirsty,  people have escalated a new,  larger, and more deadly nuclear arms race for more money , blood money, and hate.

    Blatant Racial Violence is Glorified to give the  War-Monging, Nuclear Bullying, Elite and it’s Orange haired lunatic, cover.
    Racial violence is encouraged and sanity is punished.

    “Atomic energy is unnecessary,”
    “It is uneconomical. It is unsafe. It is uninsurable. It is undemocratic and it is a travesty on our descendants who will curse us if we do not stop the menace of atomic energy.”

    Ralph Nader

    “The Usa has
    4% of world population.
    30% of COVID-19 infections.
    25% of COVID-19 deaths.
    25% of prison population.
    50% of military spending.
    80% of foreign arms sales.
    95% of foreign military bases.”
    David Swanson

    ONGOING CLAMPING DOWN OF THE POPULATION

    https://www.salon.com/2020/05/18/emails-show-uc-santa-cruz-police-used-military-surveillance-to-suppress-grad-student-strike/

    https://www.newsweek.com/trumps-secret-new-watchlist-lets-his-administration-track-americans-without-needing-warrant-1504772

    https://rall.com/comic/people-are-getting-hungry-do-you-know-what-that-means

    The patriot act and warrantless electronic monitoring have recently been extended by the corrupt facist republicans and their corrupt controlled opposition. Their war-monger counterpart-corporate democrats.

    Today in Lee County, Georgia.
    Two brothers went to deliver a package, only for a racist white man to come out cursing at them and threatening their lives for being on his property. Watch the video.

    A black attorney in Georgia lynched and murdered in broad daylight while jogging. No charges filed against the murderers.

    A drug task force that raided the wrong house and shot to death an innocent EMT who happened to be black. Shot 8 times.
    EMTs are already out here risking their lives enough against this virus.

    Prison state. Prisoners in america are used as slave labor. 3 to 4 million in the system. The Usa accounts for 25 percent of all prisoners in the world.

    Jason Stanley Sums up the current state of america in this short video.

    Jason Stanley has written a book about it. He is a well-esteemed scholar and expert.

    “This coalition of the business elite, right-wing Christian evangelicals, and white nationalists and other white supremacists is very dangerous. Fascism is ultimately a death cult.” – Jason Stanley , May 11, 2020
    Reply

    Comment by teri | May 21, 2020 | Reply


  4. JULY 12, 2021
    A World of Total Illusion and Fantasy: Noam Chomsky on the Future of the Planet
    BY ROBERT HUNZIKER
    FacingFuture.TV founder and executive producer Stuart Scott and co-host Dale Walkonen recently broadcast a wide-ranging interview with Noam Chomsky about the state of human existence in the face of universal decadence.

    They started by referencing the Doomsday Clock (Science and Security Board Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists), which has pegged humanity’s risk of annihilation at an all-time high of only 100 seconds to midnight. Chomsky feels we’re actually closer to midnight than that. For example, his opinion is influenced by information in a leaked draft of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) upcoming report, “which is much more grim than earlier reports,” keeping in mind it is only a draft so far, and he believes the final report may temper the initial draft.

    With regard to nuclear weapons, the situation is far more dangerous than the last Doomsday Clock report. New weapons systems under development are much more effectively dangerous. The Biden administration, expanding upon Trump’s confrontational approach, has Chomsky at a loss for words to describe the danger at hand. Only recently, Biden met with NATO leaders and instructed them to plan on two wars, China and Russia. According to Chomsky: “This is beyond insanity.” Not only that, the group is carrying out provocative acts when diplomacy is really needed. This is an extraordinarily dangerous situation.

    According to Chomsky, the Doomsday Clock setting at 100 seconds to midnight is based upon: (1) global warming (2) nuclear war and (3) disinformation, or the collapse of any kind of rational discourse. As such, number three makes it impossible to deal with the first two major problems. Along those lines, within the Republican Party there’s virtually a disappearance of any pretense of rational discourse. Twenty-five (25%) percent of Republicans believe the government is run by an elite satanic group of pedophiles. Seventy percent (70%) of Republicans believe that the election was stolen. Only fifteen percent (15%) of Republicans believe that global warming is a serious problem. Therein lies an insurmountable problem to solving the main issues that continually tick the clock ever closer to a disaster scenario that will likely be unprecedented in the annals of warfare and environmental degradation.

    As a result, Chomsky says: “We’re living in a world of total illusion and fantasy.” Accordingly, “Unless this is dealt with soon, it’ll be impossible to deal with the two major issues within the time span that we have available, which is not very long.”

    In Chomsky’s opinion the Republican Party, especially if it regains control in 2024, will take society down the tubes, down for the final count into the depths of a nether world. In Chomsky’s words: “If they return to power, it is very likely it will be an organized death knell for human society.”

    However, on a positive note, boots on the ground political activism is still a political factor that works. A prime example is the Sunrise Movement that has effectively lobbied for a civilian climate corp. Chomsky applauds Sunrise as well as The United Mineworkers agreement to support a transition program of miners to sustainable energy via government-sponsored programs. Additionally, nineteen unions in California have agreed to a similar program.

    Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the ledger, OPEC is planning to increase investment and production of fossil fuels because the price of oil is going up. According to Chomsky: “It is totally suicidal.” It’ll be suicidal in due course, but over the short term it’ll produce more wealth for Saudi Arabia. However, there’s little doubt that the country will be uninhabitable within a few years in a self-afflicted pogrom.

    Chomsky: “Whatever is going on in the minds of human beings, they’re capable of saying let’s destroy ourselves, let’s destroy life for our children, because I can make a few more dollars tomorrow.” Not only are countries blind to an encroaching hothouse Earth, the wealthy countries are basically monopolizing vaccine for Covid 19 in the face of variants of the virus that will come back more powerful and deadly to haunt the wealthy countries. Indeed, the world is at odds with itself!

    Chomsky claims there are opportunities and ways to reach people to resolve issues. But, “we do not have much time.” He warns that if the Republicans come back to office in 2024, it may be too late. “The programs they are pursuing offer no hope for survival.” After all, every year that Trump was in office, the Doomsday Clock minute hand moved closer to midnight. Eventually, the Doomsday Clock analysts gave in by shifting from the minutes-hand to the seconds-hand.

    There are opportunities that must be grasped to stop the madness. To be effective, change must come from below from the general population not from above or the politicians. For example, Congress passed a resolution calling for a Green New Deal introduced by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey. He claims: “It’s a very good proposal.” Extensive activism got it to this point. The key to making things happen is “boots on the ground.” The Sunrise Movement occupied Nancy Pelosi’s office and got support from AOC. That’s grass roots activism at work and it has succeeded, so far.

    Chomsky: “There are good people like Ocasio-Cortez and Markey but they’re not going to get anywhere unless there’s extensive popular pressure compelling the legislative authorities, the Congress, the White House to pursue these objectives.” For example, when FDR wanted to pass New Deal legislation, he told the public: “You have to make me do it, I cannot do it myself.” It takes human bodies with boots on the ground to effectively influence legislation. Whereas, clicking a mouse gets nowhere and easily ignored.

    In retrospect, it is important to emphasize that throughout history political parties that rely upon lies bring society down to its knees in piles of shameless destruction. A prime example of this is the fall of Rome, which resonates today: “By the time of Augustine (354-430 AD), the Roman Empire had become an Empire of lies. It still pretended to uphold the rule of law, to protect the people from the Barbarian invaders, to maintain the social order. But all that had become a bad joke for the citizens of an empire by then reduced to nothing more than a giant military machine dedicated to oppressing the poor in order to maintain the privileges of the rich. The Empire itself had become a lie: that it existed because of the favor of the Gods who rewarded the Romans because of their moral virtues. Nobody could believe in that anymore: it was the breakdown of the very fabric of society; the loss of what the ancient called the auctoritas, the trust that citizens had toward their leaders and the institutions of their state.” (Source: Cassandra’s Legacy, The Empire of Lies, February 8, 2016).

    Robert Hunziker lives in Los Angeles and can be reached at rlhunziker@gmail.com.

    Comment by Fred tarno | July 12, 2021 | Reply


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