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Big News: Chemtrail Activist Speaks to Congress

By Patrick Roddie | Aircrap

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Here’s the testimony I just presented to the EPA. It’s already available on C-SPAN if someone wants to track it down.

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My name’s Patrick Roddie, I’m a San Francisco-based anti-geoengineering activist who runs https://StopSprayingUs-SF.com

Today’s hearing is supposed to address whether greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft endanger public health. When you mention greenhouse gas, most people think of carbon dioxide – a trace gas essential to all life on earth.

But CO2 represents just 3% of the planet¹s greenhouse gas ­- 95% of it is water. Even preschoolers know
overcast skies make the nights warmer and days cooler. Clouds insulate, trapping heat and reducing the temperature range from the night¹s lows to the day¹s highs.

Which brings me to persistent contrails. All but the willfully ignorant know our skies have changed dramatically over the past few decades. The dark blue skies of our childhood have been replaced with a milky white haze,  criss-crossed with fast expanding persistent contrails, stretching from  horizon to horizon and spreading out to cover the sky. These trails can stretch for thousands of miles and can be seen by anyone visiting NASA.gov. These trails persist regardless of altitude, temperature, humidity or other atmospheric conditions. Persistent contrails used to be rare, but have now become an everyday phenomenon all over the world. If physics hasn’t changed, what has?

So what makes these trails form, persist for hours and stretch thousands of miles? Which condensation nuclei are they forming on and are these harmful to human health?

Geoengineers propose spraying tens of millions of tons of reflective particles into the atmosphere in an attempt to reflect sunlight back into space and reduce global warming. This is known as Solar Radiation  Management, Stratospheric Aerosol Injection or Albedo Modification. This process, patented by defense contractor Raytheon, is quite simple. Tiny particles sprayed from jets would act as condensation nuclei, attracting atmospheric water vapor to form persistent artificially nucleated contrails which would then spread out to form artificial cirrus cloud cover.

When geoengineers discuss Solar Radiation Management in public, the only substances they say they’d consider spraying are sulfates or sulfuric acid. However, their own literature concludes that sulfates have limited effectiveness and that highly toxic nano particles of aluminum and barium should be used instead. And when confronted, they doggedly refuse to address the human health impacts of their proposals. Other geoengineers are more candid about their plans to poison the sky. Stanford’s Ken Caldeira admitted in 2006 that he discussed putting pathogens in clouds to wage chemical and germ warfare on civilian populations when he worked at a government weapons lab. It’s no surprise the public doubts these scientists have their best interests at heart.

Last month I brought a paper to the Paris Climate Conference addressing the adverse human health effects of proposed geoengineering solutions. I formally request it be entered into the record. It documents the dramatic increase of Alzheimer’s and respiratory failure since the 1990s when persistent contrails became commonplace around the world. I conclude that these persistent contrails are in fact artificially nucleated with the toxic particulate metals outlined in Raytheon’s patent and that a Solar Radiation Management program has been deployed since at least the 1990s.

Weather modification research is nothing new; the earliest patent dates back to 1920. Raytheon’s patent proposes reducing global warming by injecting aluminum, thorium and other metallic oxides in the 10-100 micron range into the stratosphere using jet exhaust.

The US Navy patented another delivery method which forms artificially nucleated contrails from metal oxides with a 0.3 micron particle size. Other methods include airships, rockets, chimneys and slurry pipes.

The best known proponent of Solar Radiation Management is Dr. David Keith. He told the 2010 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science that aluminum oxide has four times the volumetric radiative forcing for small particles as does sulfur and 16 times less the coagulation rate. Sulfur particles stick together and quickly fall out of the stratosphere and are much less effective per unit mass. He also said a nano fabrication study proved it was very simple to spray high quality alumina particles from a plane by injecting alumina vapor into the exhaust.

His 2010 paper, “Photophoretic levitation of engineered aerosols for geoengineering,” proposes spraying 50nm thick discs of aluminum, barium, titanium and ferrite instead of sulfates.

Pope et al also concluded aluminum nano particles were much more effective than sulfates in a 2010 perspective in Nature Climate Change.

The Material Safety Data Sheet for nano particulate aluminum oxide states it¹s an irritant to the respiratory system, is implicated in Alzheimer¹s disease, can cause pulmonary disease, tumors and neoplasms and should also not be released into the environment without proper governmental permits.

Alzheimer¹s disease rose to the 6th leading cause of death in the US from the 8th between 1999 and 2013. In 1994, it didn¹t even make the top ten. Now people in their 20s are showing signs of Alzheimer¹s.

Research shows that aluminum accumulates in the brain, bones and kidneys, is a neurotoxin, accelerates brain aging, increases oxidative stress and inflammation of the brain and is seven times more bioavailable when inhaled than when ingested orally.

Barium is much deadlier. According to its Material Safety Data Sheet, exposure to barium salts can cause pulmonary arrest, vomiting, diarrhea, convulsive tremors, muscular paralysis, shock, convulsions and sudden cardiac failure. Barium targets the cardiovascular, nervous, gastrointestinal, hematology, respiratory, reproductive and renal systems as well as the adrenal glands and liver. It is also an irritant to the skin and eyes and should not be released into the environment.

In 2011, respiratory failure overtook stroke to become the third leading cause of death in the United States, at a time when smoking was at an all-time low, emissions standards on vehicles and power plants were at their strictest and heavy industry had relocated to China.

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Robert O'Leary 150x150Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield (MA), New England & “virtually” the world, with his website, www.romayasoundhealthandbeauty.com. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealth andbeauty@gmail.com.  



Women’s Brains May Be the Most Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s

By Bec Crew | Science Alert

dementia brain health neurogenisisWomen’s brains might be more vulnerable to the degenerative effects of Alzheimer’s disease than men’s, causing them to decline in memory and cognitive function twice as fast, according to new research that could explain why women make up two-thirds of all diagnosed Alzheimer’s cases in the US.

The finding was presented this week at the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Washington, DC, with the team also noting that women tend to decline more dramatically than men in cognition, function, and brain size after they’ve been in surgery or under general anaesthesia.

“Women are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s, and there is an urgent need to understand if differences in brain structure, disease progression, and biological characteristics contribute to higher prevalence and rates of cognitive decline,” Maria Carrillo, the chief scientific officer at the US Alzheimer’s Association, said in a press release. “To intervene and help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, it’s critical to understand the reasons for these differences.”

According to the Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, published by the Alzheimer’s Association, of all Americans aged 71 and older, 16 percent of women have Alzheimer’s and other dementias, while just 11 percent of men are similarly affected. If a woman manages to avoid Alzheimer’s by the age of 65, she’ll have a one in six chance of developing it during the remainder of her life, compared to the one in 11 chance for men, and once women hit their 60s, they’ll be twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as they are to develop breast cancer.

So why are women so uniquely affected by this devastating condition? It’s not yet clear, but the researchers said it’s not just to do with the fact that women are more likely to outlive men in every country on the planet. “There’s something else going on in terms of the biology [or] the environment for women,” one of the team, Kristine Yaffe from the University of California, San Francisco, told Jon Hamilton at NPR.

One study presented at the conference was based on data from an ongoing project called the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Yaffe and her colleagues investigated how the cognitive abilities of about 400 people (141 women, 257 men), mostly in their mid-seventies, with mild cognitive impairment – a condition that leads to Alzheimer’s disease – changed over the course of up to eight years.

“We found that women decline at almost twice the rate of men and we also found that women have faster acceleration of decline over time,” one of the team, Katherine Amy Lin from Duke University Medical Centre in the US, told NPR.

The results of a complementary study were also presented, showing that women tend to accumulate more amyloid in their brains than men, which is thought to be the main culprit in Alzheimer’s development. But why this is the case is not yet clear.

One possible explanation is to do with the fact that every cell in a woman’s body carries two X chromosomes, while every cell in a man’s body has an X and a Y, and these double x chromosomes could be what’s putting women at a higher risk of developing dementia, according to research done back in 2009.

Published in Nature Genetics, the study showed that women who inherited two copies of a variant in the PCDH11X gene, found on the X chromosome, were at a much higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Women with a variant on one of their two X chromosomes also had a higher risk than those who didn’t, as did men with the variant on their single X chromosome.

“This is a very common genetic variant, and many women who had two copies of it did not have disease. But, overall, the odds were substantially greater that female patients with the disease did have two copies,” the study’s senior investigator, Steven Younki from the Mayo Clinic in the US, said in a press release at the time.

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Originally entitled: “Women’s brains are more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s than men’s, studies suggest”

Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield (MA), New England & “virtually” the world, with his website, www.romayasoundhealthandbeauty.com. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealth andbeauty@gmail.com.

 




The Criminalization of Poverty

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Here’s a roundup of stories and studies on a theme we’ve been covering here at The Watch, the criminalization of poverty.

  • Houston police arrested a single mother last week for “abandoning” her six-year-old and two-year-old in a food court while she went to a job interview. She says she couldn’t afford to hire childcare, and that the children were only 30 feet away, and never out of her sight.
  • A new study by Loyola law professor Alexandra Natapoff finds that public defenders are increasing fulfilling the role of social workers for their clients. This is in part because an increasingly large potion of our social institutions — from schools to doctors to public welfare agencies — are being asked to act as law enforcement. It’s a particularly troubling trend given recent revelations about just how overworked and understaffed most public defender offices are.
  • Welcome to the “Texas Triangle,” a trio of disproportionately poor towns that extract a disproportionately high amount of revenue from traffic fines. One of the towns, Hearne, has 4,400 people, but according to WFAA, “has more than 12,000 municipal court cases pending.” Hearne, you may remember, was the site of a massive drug bust in 2000 that rounded up about 10 percent of its black population. Most were later exonerated when it was revealed that nearly all the arrests were based on the word of a single informant who was paid per conviction.

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Originally entitled: “The criminalization of poverty: Houston police arrest mother after she goes to a job interview”

Robert O'Leary 150x150Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield (MA), New England & “virtually” the world, with his website, www.romayasoundhealthandbeauty.com. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealth andbeauty@gmail.com.



SF becomes first major city to ban sale of plastic water bottles

Source: sfexaminer.com

San Francisco on Tuesday became the first major city in the U.S. to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on public property, building on a nationwide effort to curb waste from the billion-dollar industry.

The nine-months-in-the-making proposal by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu navigated a number of challenging issues, from The City’s drinking-water infrastructure to impacts on events such as the Folsom Street Fair or lower-key nonprofit events that often rely on the sale of bottled water for
revenue.

Even as the American Beverage Association opposed the restrictions, staunch environmentalists were calling for a tougher crackdown.

During the next four years, the ban will phase out the sales of plastic water bottles holding 21 ounces or less on city property, indoor or outdoor, which will impact park vendors, food truck operators, street fairs and places like the Moscone Center convention facility. Waivers are permissible if an adequate alternative water source is not available.

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