The GMO Scrapbook – A Victory In Paris

Joseph P. Farrell Ph.D
January 15, 2016

This article was shared by Ms. M.W., and it is a significant milestone in the ongoing debate about the health-worthiness of GMOS.

Victory in Paris vs Monsanto GMO Cabal First appeared

As the article details, the work of French scientist Gilles-Eric Seralini sent shock waves through the pro-GMO advocacy community and its corporate sponsers:

In September 2012 Food and Chemical Toxicology, in those days a respected scientific trade journal, released a study by the team of scientists at France’s Caen University led by Gilles-Eric Seralini. The results of the study sent shockwaves around the world.

Seralini’s group had just completed the world’s first feeding study of the effect on more than 200 rats of a diet of GMO corn over a period of a full two years at a cost of €3 million. The study found alarming instances of cancer tumors, severe organ damage and premature death in rats fed GMO corn treated with Monsanto Roundup with Glyphosate. It was Monsanto NK603 Roundup Ready corn. The patented term Roundup Ready meant the GMO corn was “ready” to resist one of the most toxic weed-killers in the world, Monsanto’s Roundup with a cocktail of highly toxic glyphosate and other trade secret chemicals.

The Seralini study was published after a four-month peer-review process by scientifically qualified colleagues and two years of research in absolute secrecy to avoid industry pressure. Within hours of the public release of the Seralini study, a coordinated global media campaign to discredit the conclusions was launched. No facts were presented, merely typical allegations that the study was “unscientific,” or that the wrong rats were used.

World media coverage forced the corrupt pro-GMO EU Commission to cover its tracks. The official EU food safety advisory body of “independent” experts, EFSA, denounced the Seralini study even before making an independent comparable long-term study to verify or refute it. Unknown to most EU citizens was the fact that the EFSA scientific board members had been exposed by investigative organizations for direct and indirect ties to the same GMO industry it was responsible to monitor, including Monsanto front organizations.

Seralini, as the article details, was stymied at every turn by shills for the corporate “science” of GMOs and its large corporate backers, “I.G. Farbensanto,” until finally his research and papers demonstrating clear associative links between the rise of cancers and tumors in rats and the presence of glyphosphate – one of the chief ingredients in Mon(ster)santo’s “Roundup” weedkiller – was finally published:

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Thor’s Hammer To Crush Materials At 1,000,000 Atmospheres

Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
January 13, 2016

Yesterday I blogged about the necessity of developing practical technologies to make the proposals of mining asteroids economical and practical. Over the course of following this story the past few years, I (and many readers here) have pointed out that with current technologies, such a venture seems not to be practical nor capable of sustaining sufficient economies of scale to make the venture practical. Chief among these technological limitations, I have concentrated on the inadequacy of chemical rockets. Yesterday, however, I also focused on the need for practical large scale technologies to actually reduce and if possible refine minerals to be mined on asteroids.

In that context, consider this development and the potential implications, in this article shared by Mr. G.K.:

Thor’s hammer to crush materials at 1 million atmospheres

This is not a new technology, as the article points out. But what is intriguing here, especially in terms of an implied ability of “crushing things”(albeit here, of a very small nature), is the making of such technology smaller, and of its possibility for adjustment to potential practical uses:

A new Sandia National Laboratories accelerator called Thor is expected to be 40 times more efficient than Sandia’s Z machine, the world’s largest and most powerful pulsed-power accelerator, in generating pressures to study materials under extreme conditions. “Thor’s magnetic field will reach about one million atmospheres, about the pressures at Earth’s core,” said David Reisman, lead theoretical physicist of the project.

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Space, The Final Frontier – NASA Establishes Planetary Defense Office
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
January 11, 2016

2016 looks like this will be a year of some major, though quiet, space-related developments, and some of these developments appear to be kicking off the year, though regular readers here will recall some of them we’ve been expecting for some time. This article was shared by many readers here, and it does indeed contain some bombshells and a great deal of grist for the mill of high octane speculation:

NASA Opens Planetary Defense Office to Protect Earth from Asteroids

In this article, we note the usual steps in the creation of an entirely new federal agency:

First, establish an office:

NASA has announced the creation of a Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO). Lindley Johnson, NASA’s current near-Earth object (NEO) program executive will lead the newly established office. The PDCO will reside within NASA’s Planetary Science Division, in the agency’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C.

Second, make it a “coordination” office liaising with other agencies that actually have functional overlap, until in the capacity as a mere “liaison office” it can no longer be functional, and has to be elevated to the status of an agency. When that happens, the fun will begin, for will it be part of the military establishment, or not? Chances are, the latter, for as many researchers – including NASA follower Richard Hoagland – have pointed out, the original law creating NASA makes it clear that it is a close functionary of the defense department, since national security issues can override its “civilian” and “open” status.

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Amairakuhn Edgykayshun – Told You So…

Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
January 3, 2016

Welcome to 2016! I thought I would start off this years blog’s with an “I told you so” by way of yet another rant on Amairikuhn edgykayshun, and by way of an article shared by Mr. W.M.  When I saw it, and saw the picture, my reaction was emotionally ambiguous, to say the least. One part of me wanted to laugh hysterically; one part wanted to cry, one part was angry,  and one part wanted to gloat and say “I told you so!”  I rather suspect that when you read this article, you will probably have similar reactions:

Trucker Destroys Historic Bridge Because She Didn’t Know How Many Pounds Six Tons Was

Now that you’re done laughing and shaking your head, it’s difficult to know where to begin with all the labyrinthine stupidity in evidence here. But a quotation from the article will suffice to ramp up the rant of the day:

The craziest part isn’t that 23-year-old Mary Lambright drove her 30-ton truck onto this tiny bridge in Paoli, Indiana built in 1880. It’s that she knew that the bridge’s weight limit was six tons. She just didn’t know how many pounds that was.

Seriously, that’s what she told the police after the crash on Christmas, as they note in their report:

Ms. Lambright was aware of the iron bridge stating she had driven on it several times in her personal vehicle and was also aware of the posted signage “no semis, weight limit of 6 tons”. When asked by Paoli Police why she continued through the bridge knowing the weight limit was only 6 tons she admitted to not knowing how many pounds that was. She was advised the weight of the vehicle at the time of the crash was close to 30 tons.

Lambright, who got her CDL earlier this year, said she wasn’t comfortable backing up her Volvo truck, so she just chanced it on the bridge.

Ok, so, number one, we have a licensed truck driver who was afraid to back up her semi, which raises all sorts of questions of its own. The last time I looked, most trucking companies hired drivers who knew how to back up a semi. After all, one has to back them into warehouses, loading docks, dead end streets, and so on. So what happened here? Did a “human resources” officer simply rubber stamp a hire based on CDL certification? If so, it raises all sorts of nasty questions about our (declining) corporate (and corporatized) culture. More than that, it raises all sorts of nasty questions about how someone might have obtained a license to drive said semi-trucks from any state. Again, the last time I looked, states usually require rather rigorous actual behind-the-wheel driving tests before certifying drivers. So what happened here? If one is uncomfortable backing up a semi truck, why would one want to drive one in the first place?

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Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
December 30, 2015

Many people sent versions of the following story, and as most know, I have to rant occasionally about the deplorable state of Amairikuhn edgykayshun, a cesspool of mediocrity that I have laid firmly at the feet of the pseudo-discipline of “education,” the “doctors” of said subject, the stupidity of “teacher certification”, a requirement based upon the nitwittery of progressivist educational philosophy that began in the 19th century in the USA after the War Between the States, and which has continued unabated until now in its most recent manifestation of mediocrity: common core and its “individualized assessment process.” Consider this article and its bleak report:

Fully 65 percent of U.S. universities unable to successfully teach their students math, economics, government, science and literature

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By: Dr. Joseph P. Farrell

In case you think I’ve forgotten about other stories we’ve been watching here, such as the mysterious deaths of practitioners of “holistic” or “alternative” medicine, the equally bizarre deaths of members of the banking business, or for that matter, factories in countries opposed to US policy that seem to have a curious habit of blowing up, I haven’t. There have been two more such explosions in Russia and China, and they were within a day of each other, as these two articles from RT, which many of you shared, indicate:

Huge fire erupts at Moscow factory

Now, as the first article indicates, this is not the first time there has been an explosion at a Chinese chemical plant in the city of Jilin, where the most recent Chinese explosion occurred. This, of course, would argue against any “high octane scenarios” as might be advanced or suggested. However, a day later, in Russia, a fire erupts:

A huge blaze has erupted in a five-storied building on the grounds of a machinery plant in northwest Moscow, producing flames rising into sky.

The fire engulfed the area of some 15,000 square meters, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said, adding that the fire was fully extinguished shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Friday morning.

Sounds of explosions could be heard in one of the buildings engulfed in flames, Russia24 TV channel reports. An explosion of a gasoline tank on the ground floor of one of the buildings could be the cause of the blaze, Russian media reported.

Explosion of a gasoline tank in a Russian machinery plant? I don’t know about you, but the last time I looked, gasoline tanks don’t just spontaneously explode, unless there’s…well, let’s use lamestream media-speak here… unless there’s some inducement for them to do so, like lighting a fire underneath them, electrical shorts, and so on. My suspicion meter is therefore in the red zone, and when it’s in the red zone, my high octane speculation mode turns on, and I have to wonder about the seeming pattern in these events. At the head of the list is the fact that these two incidents occurred within a day of each other, in two countries, both world powers, that have been a consistent thorn in Washington’s side the past few years, and increasingly so in the past few weeks. How does one send messages that “we mean business” without publicly stating such and having to send in the troops to convince said nations that “we mean business”? One sends in the covert ops people, to blow up a factory or two. So much the better that one of them is in one of those nation’s capitals.

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