The Revolving Doors Between Corporations and Government Agencies Keep Turning

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Those of you who care enough know how Obama has stacked the FDA and USDA with Monsanto cronies, even after using his false stance of labeling GMOs to get elected the first time. Even Wall Street is well represented in the Treasury Department for bailout ease.

The trend continues to worsen with the latest stir about Obama’s nominee of choice to head the FDA soon, Robert M. Califf, MD, who formed the Duke (university) Translational Medicine Institute to speed up drug approvals. As part of that institute working hand in glove with the pharmaceutical industry, Califf benefited financially from Big Pharma directly and indirectly.

It wasn’t just grant money for research, a fair amount of Big Pharma funding augmented his salary as well.

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Artificial Clouds and Geoengineering: Public Exposed to Toxic Chemicals

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Santa Fe New Mexico “Megasprayer” Number 4 photographed by a resident living in Santa Fe on November 30, 1999. Image courtesy of carnicominstitute.org.

by John P. Thomas
Health Impact News

What color is the daytime sky over your home? Is it a deep clear blue that seems to extend to eternity, or is it a milky blue or a thick hazy white soup that obscures the pristine blue of the heavens? Does it start out blue in the morning and then end up as a complete haze later in the day? Are there puffy white clouds or is it filled with unnatural shapes and streaks?

The clouds in the sky are not always natural, because they are often manufactured by specially equipped aircraft. These jets are spraying highly toxic particles of aluminum, barium, strontium, arsenic, and other substances to make clouds for weather-related and military purposes. These clouds are also harmful to humans and the environment.

Have you ever looked up into the sky and seen images such as these?

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Humans Used for Radiation Experiments: A Shameful Chapter in US History

EXPOSE REVISITED – This year marks the 20th anniversary of the declassification of top-secret studies, the “Human Radiation Experiments,” done over a period of 30 years, in which the US conducted radiation experiments on as many as 20,000 vulnerable US citizens.

 

Victims included civilians, prison inmates, federal workers, hospital patients, pregnant women, infants, developmentally disabled children and military personnel — most of them powerless, poor, sick, elderly or terminally ill. Eileen Welsome’s 1999 exposé The Plutonium Files: America’s Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War details “the unspeakable scientific trials that reduced thousands of men, women, and even children to nameless specimens.”  (more…)

It was nice knowing you, America

There are now an astonishing 90 million people absent from the US labor force.

NPR reports: “Every month, 14 million Americans get a disability check from the government.”

“In Hale County, Alabama, nearly 1 in 4 working-age adults is on disability.”

As of December 2012, 47 million Americans were on food stamps. The USDA assesses the annual cost of the program at $71.8 billion.

Separate from food stamps, and apparently not including other members of a household where at least one person is receiving government payments, we have 4.3 million Americans on welfare.
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Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

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1. Routine Care, Unforgettable Bills
When Sean Recchi, a 42-year-old from Lancaster, Ohio, was told last March that he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his wife Stephanie knew she had to get him to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Stephanie’s father had been treated there 10 years earlier, and she and her family credited the doctors and nurses at MD Anderson with extending his life by at least eight years.

Because Stephanie and her husband had recently started their own small technology business, they were unable to buy comprehensive health insurance. For $469 a month, or about 20% of their income, they had been able to get only a policy that covered just $2,000 per day of any hospital costs. “We don’t take that kind of discount insurance,” said the woman at MD Anderson when Stephanie called to make an appointment for Sean.

Stephanie was then told by a billing clerk that the estimated cost of Sean’s visit — just to be examined for six days so a treatment plan could be devised — would be $48,900, due in advance. Stephanie got her mother to write her a check. “You do anything you can in a situation like that,” she says. The Recchis flew to Houston, leaving Stephanie’s mother to care for their two teenage children. (more…)

Doctors kill 2,450% more Americans than all gun-related deaths combined

Everyone agrees the Sandy Hook shooting was a tragedy. Lots of people subsequently exploited the deaths of those children to push a political agenda of disarming Americans by claiming “guns kill people.”

But compared to what? Swimming pools kill people. Horseback riding kills people. And yes, even childbirth kills people. (Does that mean we should criminalize getting pregnant?)

To make any sense of death statistics, we have to ask, “Compared to what?” Because if we compare deaths by firearms to other causes of death, the picture is very, very different from the doomsday fear mongering scenarios CNN and other gun control pushers have whipped up into a nationwide frenzy. In fact, as the following infographic shows, doctors kill 2,450% more Americans than all gun-related deaths combined. (more…)