Barbara H. Peterson on March 20th, 2014
Graphic Source: Clker

Graphic Source: Clker

Dr. Mae-Wan Ho

Institute of Science in Society

Steep decline in human male sperm count concomitant with rise in testicular germ cell cancer, congenital malformations of the male reproductive tract and drop in serum testosterone levels, all pointing towards increasing exposure to glyphosate/Roundup herbicides during the past decades, now corroborated by lab findings Dr Mae-Wan Ho

“The infertility timebomb: are men facing extinction?”

The headline of a newspaper article published in 2010 [1] refers to findings from decades of research carried out by Niels Shakkebaek, a professor at University of Copenhagen. Male infertility has been rising sharply in industrialized countries worldwide, one in five healthy men between the ages of 18 and 25 produce abnormal sperm counts. The problems start in the womb, says Dr. Gillian Lockwood, medical director of Midland Fertility Services in the UK. Testis development begins in the growing foetus. Factors blamed include too much beef in the diet rich in polycyclic aromatics, obesity during pregnancy, exposure to smoke, pesticides, traffic fumes, plastics and even soybeans. Read the rest of this entry »

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Barbara H. Peterson on March 18th, 2014

jokerJon Rappoport

No More Fake news

An allied question: do elites plan to supersede Nature with a technocratic, synthetic substitute?

I believe the answer to both questions is yes.

And at the core, this plan is based on the premise that humans are simply a group species, a mass, a biological eruption that occurred on Earth at some point in the past, like fleas or ants.

One human is of no importance to elites. The human race, as if animals in a lab destined for torture and experimentation, can be changed, added to, subtracted from, right down to their DNA, and all the way up to their brains.

The outcome would be “better humans.” The meaning of better is “controllable.” Not merely controllable here and there, now and then, but always and all the time. Exactly as machines are controllable.

Introduce genetic alteration into all species of life. Plants and animals. If GMO science is unpredictable and harmful, when it comes to food crops, oh well, try a different pattern of genetic insertion and see what that brings. It’s all an experiment, and eventually, something better will come of it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Barbara H. Peterson on March 17th, 2014

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Barbara H. Peterson on March 13th, 2014

Just Ban It 2Jon Rappoport

No More Fake News

A new US survey highlights the ominous “gene drift” problem, the contamination of organic food crops by GMOs from other farms.

This is not a new situation. It has been present since the introduction of commercial GMO crops in 1996.

The survey was conducted by two groups: Food and Water Watch, and Organic Farmers’ Agency for Relationship Marketing (on Facebook). Questionnaires were sent out to 1500 organic grain farmers. From the 268 responses, a key factor emerged:

“One out of three responding farmers have dealt with GMO contamination on their farms. Of those contaminated farmers, over half have been rejected by their [organic] buyers for that reason. They [the farmers] reported a median cost of a [rejected] semi-load (approximately 1,000 bushels) of $4,500.”

Contamination is accomplished by insects, birds, and wind. It’s a fact of life. It can’t be avoided, despite establishing buffer zones between farms.

In the long run, every healthy food crop is threatened. How can pure farming survive intact, when particles containing GMOs are in the wind? Read the rest of this entry »

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Barbara H. Peterson on March 10th, 2014

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Graphic Source: Oregon Live

Graphic Source: Oregon Live

Brandan Topham

Klamath Basin Crisis

This is shaping up to be a very bad year for our county. The State recently told us that they are going to shut off all of the surface water above Klamath Lake again this year. Considering how dry it has been this winter that is understandable. What most people do not know is that Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) has decided that it will also shut off most of the wells above Klamath Lake.

How did they come to that decision? OWRD looked at well logs from two wells in our valley and 30 wells from other parts of the state and Northern California. With that information they then constructed a computer model to show how the water works in our valley.  Their model claims that all wells that are within 1 mile of Klamath Lake, Agency Lake, or within 1 mile of perennial gaining reaches of streams tributary to Upper Klamath Lake are causing problems and must be shut off. *Note that if a well is 1 foot over a mile it is ok. If a well is 10 feet less they will shut it off.  Dad has a degree in geology, has been studying geology in our area for over 40 years, has talked with every geologist who has studied in the area during that time, as well as writing geologic reports for wells in the valley.  Dad is very frustrated with the OWRD’s model because it has no basis in reality or science.

Yet, because of this computer model done by people who had never visited our valley until recently, OWRD is planning on shutting off most of the wells above Klamath lake, without even studying the wells. While most of the wells that are getting turned off are owned by ranchers, they also listed the well that supplies the town of Bly, two wells for the City of Klamath Falls, most of the wells at the Running Y Resort, two wells for OIT, and miscellaneous other wells in and near Klamath that may be turned off. It is also interesting that the wells for the City of Chiloquin [Barb's note: Chiloquin is the center of tribal government, and located on both the Williamson and Sprague Rivers] will be left alone. I have attached the list, if a well has a check in eitherof the far right columns the state is currently planning on shutting it off. *I do not know how that works with drinking water for people*

Because of this mess, Senator Doug Whitsett and Representative Gail Whitsett have been trying to get a bill passed that would require OWRD to study and prove that there is a problem with a well before they shut it off. Last week Mom, Dad, and Erika, among many others went to Salem to speak in support of this bill. We just got word that the bill had been killed a few days ago and that we should expect the OWRD to start red tagging our wells on April 1st. READ MORE…

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