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Protester Heckles Joe Biden Over Son’s Death From Brain Cancer
The man claimed that Beau Biden died from cell phone radiation.
02/27/2016 08:51 pm ET
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A protester interrupted Vice President Joe Biden during a speech Saturday, bringing up the death of his son and attributing it to cell phones.
Beau Biden died of brain cancer in May, at the age of 46. The vice president was incredibly close to his son, who survived a car crash when he was young that killed his mother — Biden’s first wife — and sister. Biden’s other son, Hunter, also survived that accident.
During Biden’s speech Saturday at the California Democrats State Convention in San Jose, a protester started yelling that Beau had died due to cell phone radiation. The crowd booed the heckler.
Biden tried to calm the crowd down.
“It’s OK, it’s all right,” he said. “It’s OK, it’s OK. My son Beau would love that part.”
Biden also congratulated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who’d won the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary that evening, saying he was “proud” of both her and her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Victoria, Australia Smart Meters Health Damages Case Study Published And What To Know To Protect Yourself
Victoria, Australia Smart Meters Health Damages Case Study Published And What To Know To Protect Yourself
|Fri., Feb. 26, 2016|
Scientist Tells Libraries, Schools to Ditch Wi-Fi
|By Jack O'Dwyer|
|Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D., retired U.S. Government scientist, urges libraries in a special paper to set an example of safe technology by converting to wired devices.|
Powell, who has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University and who lives in Montgomery Village, Md., authored the four-page paper on Aug. 20, 2015. Certain parts are updated in a more recent paper that also applies to schools.
Libraries can protect their users and staffs from dangerous radiation by converting to wired devices which are not only faster but safe, he says.
“Current federal standards for limiting exposure to the radiation “are outdated and overly permissive,” he says. They are based on thermal heating alone.
“The invisible nature of radiofrequency/microwave radiation leaves the public and decision-makers unaware of the radiation around them,” he adds.
“The genuine usefulness of wireless devices promotes denial of the risks. The intense advertising, the economic power, and the political power of profitable wireless industries enables them to dominate the public dialogue and hold sway over government regulators and legislators.”
Ashton Asks Westhampton to Dump Wi-Fi
Dave Ashton, who is petitioning the U.K. government to support those with electro-magnetic sensitivities, has emailed the Westhampton library board asking it to replace Wi-Fi equipment with wired technology.
Dear Westhampton Library Board Members,
I've recently read Jack O'Dwyer's article on wi-fi in your library.
I'm from the UK, and I have nothing to gain by saying this, other than wanting to raise awareness that wi-fi is harmful, that it is not needed, and that by providing wi-fi in your library, you would effectively discriminate against the growing segment of the population which is electrosensitive like me, and also directly harm your employees and visitors.
I note the Special Needs page on your website. Please believe me that no person with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) could tolerate being in a wi-fi environment for more than a few seconds.
In an age when we're all exposed to this radiation in our homes, work, public places, transport and the outside environment, perhaps your library could even make a virtue of being a wi-fi "not spot" - a refuge from the ubiquitous electrosmog found elsewhere.
Wi-fi emits pulsed microwave radiation, currently at frequencies of 2.4 or 5GHz. The biological effects of exposure to this radiation at supposedly "safe", non-thermal levels have been known about for many decades.
Radiofrequency radiation, which includes microwaves, is officially classified as a possible carcinogen. It may promote cancer.
Children, Elderly Vulnerable
Children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those already predisposed to illness are said to be especially vulnerable to the effects of this radiation, although it harms everyone - and this will include library employees. Some of the early warning signs will include headaches, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, cardiovascular problems, gastro-intestinal issues, faintness, and behavioural changes.
Wi-fi is not needed in a library; wired ethernet internet connections will be faster, more secure, and, most importantly, will not emit pulsed microwave radiation.
France bans children of under three from being exposed to wi-fi radiation in nurseries and public meeting places, and which restricts the exposure of older children to this Group 2B carcinogen.
The 2015 International EMF Scientist Appeal, which was sent to the UN, the UN Environmental Programme, all UN member states, and the World Health Organisation, has now been signed by 220 international experts on the biological effects of exposure to electromagnetic radiation. They urge these organisations and nations to "address the emerging public health crisis related to cell phones, wireless devices, wireless utility meters and wireless infrastructure in neighborhoods"
Don’t Trust Government or “Authorities”
You will be told by the Government and the authorities that this radiation is safe at current exposure levels.
Rather than take their word for it (and note that the Chairman of the FCC used to head the CTIA - the cellular trade association), you might be interested in a patent application from one telecoms company to reduce the "electrosmog" from wi-fi; technology that has never actually been implemented. In the application, Swisscom says:
"The risk of damage to health through electrosmog has also become better understood as a result of more recent and improved studies.
When, for example, human blood cells are irradiated with electromagnetic fields, clear damage to hereditary material has been demonstrated and there have been indications of an increased cancer risk (Mashevich et al., 2003) … an aneuploidy (=numerical chromosome aberration) - was observed as a function of the SAR, demonstrating that this radiation has a genotoxic effect … These findings indicate that the genotoxic effect of electromagnetic radiation is elicited via a non-thermal pathway. Moreover aneuploidy is to be considered as a known phenomenon in the increase of cancer risk."
We are all taking part in what Dr. Leif Salford called the "largest biological experiment ever" through our exposure to this pulsed microwave radiation.
Please, for the sake of your staff, your visitors, and most especially the young children, pregnant women and the elderly using your facilities, as well as electrosensitive individuals, opt out of this particular experiment.
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Decline of Pollinators Poses Threat to World Food Supply, Report Says
The birds and the bees need help. Also, the butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles and bats. Without an international effort, a new report warns, increasing numbers of species that promote the growth of hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of food each year face extinction.
The first global assessment of the threats to creatures that pollinate the world’s plants was released by a group affiliated with the United Nations on Friday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The summary will be posted onlineMonday.
Pollinators, including some 20,000 species of wild bees, contribute to the growth of fruit, vegetables and many nuts, as well as flowering plants. Plants that depend on pollination make up 35 percent of global crop production volume with a value of as much as $577 billion a year. The agricultural system, for which pollinators play a key role, creates millions of jobs worldwide.
Many pollinator species are threatened with extinction, including some 16 percent of vertebrates like birds and bats, according to the document.Hummingbirds and some 2,000 avian species that feed on nectar spread pollen as they move from flower to flower. Extinction risk for insects is not as well defined, the report notes, but it warned of “high levels of threat” for some bees and butterflies, with at least 9 percent of bee and butterfly species at risk.
The causes of the pressure on these creatures intertwine: aggressive agricultural practices that grow crops on every available acre eliminate patches of wildflowers and cover crops that provide food for pollinators. Farming also exposes the creatures to pesticides, and bees are under attack from parasites and pathogens, as well.
Climate change has an effect, as well, especially in the case of bumblebees in North America and Europe, said Sir Robert Watson, vice chairman of the group and director of strategic development at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia.
A warming world changes the territories of plants and pollinators, and changes the plants’ time of flowering, as well, leading to a troubling question, posed by Dr. Watson: “Will the pollinators be there when the flowers need them?”
The group issuing the report, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, is made up of 124 countries, including the United States, and was formed through the United Nations in 2012. It resembles in some ways the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, with a focus on providing analysis and policy proposals to promote biodiversity.
The group did not conduct new research, but synthesized current studies and analysis to reach its conclusions.
The assessment, developed with the help of 80 experts, does not take a conclusive position on two issues that environmental activists have focused on intensely.
The report states that the contribution of controversial chemicals known as neonicotinoids “is currently unresolved.” Recent research suggests that even when the pesticides are present at levels that do not have lethal effects on individual insects, concentrations in the hive may have long-term effects on colonies of wild and managed bees.
The passionate opposition to these pesticides from many environmental activists, however, “has almost hijacked the whole question of what’s causing the declines,” said Simon Potts, a co-chairman of the assessment and deputy director of the Centre for Agri-Environmental Research at Reading University. The report lays out many contributing factors beyond insecticides to the pressures on pollinators, and notes that they “can combine in their effects.”
The report also notes that the effects on pollinators of genetically modified organisms, including crops that are resistant to insects or tolerant of insecticides, is not settled. “That’s a very clear knowledge gap,” Dr. Potts said. “We’re brutally honest with the science.”
A scientist at Bayer, a producer of neonicotinoids, applauded the report. Dr. Christian Maus, global pollinator safety manager for the company and one of the experts who contributed to the report, said that it confirmed “the overwhelming majority of the scientific opinion” on pollinator health — “that this is a complex issue affected by many factors.”
Laurie Adams, executive director of the Pollinator Partnership, a group whose officials contributed expertise to the report, called the report a milestone that would “make a practical and effective contribution to finding solutions to pollinators challenges.”
The assessment is not structured to support advocacy, but to give governments, policy makers and organizations a sense of the current state of science and the options to address problems, the authors said.
“The messages here are clear,” Dr. Watson said. “If you want to protect pollinators, this is the suite of options you should consider — or, could consider.”