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Corporate Responsibility Example - $1Million Reward Offered To Stop Corporate Irresponsibility Of Pharmaceutical Companies and Corporate Peer Pressure


PRESS RELEASE - A one million dollar reward has been offered to all vaccine and drug promoters challenging them to put their money where their mouth is by researcher and developer Burk-Elder: Hale, Third. Hale is agitated by the continual peer pressure being exerted by the biased mainstream media parroting the disinformation propaganda of pharmaceutical companies and pro-vaccine proponents, such as the AMA and the CDC, that pushes poison vaccines and drugs on the public while suppressing safe and effective alternatives to innoculations. The reward has been spread across the internet for over and month, but vaccine and drug supporters have neglected to register for the million dollar reward being offered in raw gold. The gold is secreted away in several locations underground with billions of dollars in precious metals.

Hale contends that his historical breakthrough called "Bionaid", or "Oxysilver" in Africa where successful clinical and scoentific studies continue in the battle to end fears of AIDS, is a safe and effective nutritional supplement in the new category of uniform picoscalar concentrated oligodynamic silver hydrosols , along with Zeoheal, another historical breakthrough that is safe and effective in removing deadly vaccine residues and pathogens dispatched by Bionaid. The key ingredients in Bionaid have a successful scientific track record spanning several decades, and the technology used to manufacture Bionaid is also used by NASA on the International Space Station to purify water drank by astronauts that keeps their immune systems at peak performance.

While NASA has shared small amounts of information of the technology on the internet and in publications, the mainstream media has refused to announce Hale's breakthrough with Bionaid while continuing to condition the minds the public with news segments and articles attempting to make parents who refuse to vaccinate their children for fears of the dangerous side effects appear as risks to society. A recent court ruling in Georgia, in favor of the Ferrari family who is determined to take the vaccine manufacturers to task because their child has not spoken a word in years immediately after being vaccinated, adds more to the mounting evidence against vaccines. Georgia is the first state to challenge the federal law giving blanket protections from state litigations demanding accountability from vaccine manufacturers.

The media appears to be mounting a campaign to give credibility to vaccination according to Hale, and the movement to force mandatory vaccinations on the public is mounting. Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious disease specialist working with the federal vaccine advisory committee who has consulted for vaccine makers provides a good example of the insanity behind vaccine promotion in his recent comments about "children dying from flu because of staph infections". One is left confused trying to make sense of the statement that flu shots are recommended all while staph infections are blamed for the deaths. Bionaid has been proven effective in dispatching antibiotic-resistant staph.

New Jersey is leading the assault on health freedom at the moment. New Jersey made national news a few months ago when they were taking parents to court for not providing state forms for vaccine exemptions. That is a dubious distinction which it has earned by attacking anyone's right to discuss health, food and nutrition besides Rigistered Dietitians, and a new set of horrific mandatory vaccination requirements which send the "Vaccine Police" to preschools to examine vaccination records, ignoring medical privacy laws, imposing a fine of $500 per day per unvaccinated children under 5 years of age, and refuse to honor religious exemptions if the child has had any vaccinations whatsoever, citing an "all or nothing" policy not supported by the language of the statute. Increase vaccine requirments to include the flu vaccination every year starting at age 6 months to age 18 and requirements that homeschooled children are vaccinated to the satisfaction of the superintendent of schools in their home district or be forced into school is the latest in the campaign for totalitarian innoculations.

Hale contends that pressure is going to mount to get the public to accept poisonous vaccines without reservation, and that the public will continue to be incited against other segments of the population that is pro-alternatives, like Bionaid, and who speak out about the true horrors of vaccination that have neen documented for many decades. Hale believes that the people will continue to be terrorized with fear-mongering, pro-vaccine propaganda to push the draconian vaccine agenda through, thus the huge reward Hale as offered in an attempt to expose the deception. Hale maintains that vaccines are weapons of mass destruction being foisted upon the public and those that continue the pro-vaccine propaganda are nothing short of home-grown terrorists that require the same amount of righeous indignation that has been applied to other terrorists.

Hale is working with Phoenix Voyage to get the news of his historical breakthrough out and to freely supply Bionaid and Zeoheal to the public, especially in areas like Africa where death-rates are climbing significantly. He is also working with Dr. Andrew Moulden who has proven that vaccinations are responsible for Gulf War related illnesses by utilizing neurodiagnostic tools, such as BrainGuard, that reveal the actual damage being done by vaccines. BrainGuard provides digital video and photograph based "video microscopy" to monitor and assess for clinically silent brain damage that causes, or has caused, neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders including autism, autism-spectrum, pervasive developmental disorders, Asperger's syndrome, sudden infant death, infantile paralysis, post vaccine syndromes (Gulf War syndrome, Guillain Barre syndrome, cognitive impairment, etc.), seizure disorders, ischemic strokes, specific learning disabilities, and attention deficit disorders. Dr. Moulden is also offering expert medical witness services in litigation against vaccine manufacturers for those that have suffered from vaccines.

If vaccine-WMD promoters think it is going to be easy to get away with murder, they have greatly underestimated the resolve of those who will not stand by and allow medical terrorism to go unabatted, and the scientific breakthroughs that offer the world peace of mind and ending fears of pandemic that the medical terrorists seek to elevate for filthy lucre and control of the masses.

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Comment by Elder on October 28, 2008 at 12:27am
AP probe finds drugs in drinking water

A vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows.

To be sure, the concentrations of these pharmaceuticals are tiny, measured in quantities of parts per billion or trillion, far below the levels of a medical dose. Also, utilities insist their water is safe.

But the presence of so many prescription drugs — and over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen and ibuprofen — in so much of our drinking water is heightening worries among scientists of long-term consequences to human health.

In the course of a five-month inquiry, the AP discovered that drugs have been detected in the drinking water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas — from Southern California to Northern New Jersey, from Detroit to Louisville, Ky.

Water providers rarely disclose results of pharmaceutical screenings, unless pressed, the AP found. For example, the head of a group representing major California suppliers said the public "doesn't know how to interpret the information" and might be unduly alarmed.

How do the drugs get into the water?

People take pills. Their bodies absorb some of the medication, but the rest of it passes through and is flushed down the toilet. The wastewater is treated before it is discharged into reservoirs, rivers or lakes. Then, some of the water is cleansed again at drinking water treatment plants and piped to consumers. But most treatments do not remove all drug residue.

And while researchers do not yet understand the exact risks from decades of persistent exposure to random combinations of low levels of pharmaceuticals, recent studies — which have gone virtually unnoticed by the general public — have found alarming effects on human cells and wildlife.

"We recognize it is a growing concern and we're taking it very seriously," said Benjamin H. Grumbles, assistant administrator for water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Members of the AP National Investigative Team reviewed hundreds of scientific reports, analyzed federal drinking water databases, visited environmental study sites and treatment plants and interviewed more than 230 officials, academics and scientists. They also surveyed the nation's 50 largest cities and a dozen other major water providers, as well as smaller community water providers in all 50 states.

Here are some of the key test results obtained by the AP:

_Officials in Philadelphia said testing there discovered 56 pharmaceuticals or byproducts in treated drinking water, including medicines for pain, infection, high cholesterol, asthma, epilepsy, mental illness and heart problems. Sixty-three pharmaceuticals or byproducts were found in the city's watersheds.

_Anti-epileptic and anti-anxiety medications were detected in a portion of the treated drinking water for 18.5 million people in Southern California.

_Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey analyzed a Passaic Valley Water Commission drinking water treatment plant, which serves 850,000 people in Northern New Jersey, and found a metabolized angina medicine and the mood-stabilizing carbamazepine in drinking water.

_A sex hormone was detected in San Francisco's drinking water.

_The drinking water for Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas tested positive for six pharmaceuticals.

_Three medications, including an antibiotic, were found in drinking water supplied to Tucson, Ariz.

The situation is undoubtedly worse than suggested by the positive test results in the major population centers documented by the AP.

The federal government doesn't require any testing and hasn't set safety limits for drugs in water. Of the 62 major water providers contacted, the drinking water for only 28 was tested. Among the 34 that haven't: Houston, Chicago, Miami, Baltimore, Phoenix, Boston and New York City's Department of Environmental Protection, which delivers water to 9 million people.

Some providers screen only for one or two pharmaceuticals, leaving open the possibility that others are present.

The AP's investigation also indicates that watersheds, the natural sources of most of the nation's water supply, also are contaminated. Tests were conducted in the watersheds of 35 of the 62 major providers surveyed by the AP, and pharmaceuticals were detected in 28.

Yet officials in six of those 28 metropolitan areas said they did not go on to test their drinking water — Fairfax, Va.; Montgomery County in Maryland; Omaha, Neb.; Oklahoma City; Santa Clara, Calif., and New York City.

The New York state health department and the USGS tested the source of the city's water, upstate. They found trace concentrations of heart medicine, infection fighters, estrogen, anti-convulsants, a mood stabilizer and a tranquilizer.

City water officials declined repeated requests for an interview. In a statement, they insisted that "New York City's drinking water continues to meet all federal and state regulations regarding drinking water quality in the watershed and the distribution system" — regulations that do not address trace pharmaceuticals.

In several cases, officials at municipal or regional water providers told the AP that pharmaceuticals had not been detected, but the AP obtained the results of tests conducted by independent researchers that showed otherwise. For example, water department officials in New Orleans said their water had not been tested for pharmaceuticals, but a Tulane University researcher and his students have published a study that found the pain reliever naproxen, the sex hormone estrone and the anti-cholesterol drug byproduct clofibric acid in treated drinking water.

Of the 28 major metropolitan areas where tests were performed on drinking water supplies, only Albuquerque; Austin, Texas; and Virginia Beach, Va.; said tests were negative. The drinking water in Dallas has been tested, but officials are awaiting results. Arlington, Texas, acknowledged that traces of a pharmaceutical were detected in its drinking water but cited post-9/11 security concerns in refusing to identify the drug.

The AP also contacted 52 small water providers — one in each state, and two each in Missouri and Texas — that serve communities with populations around 25,000. All but one said their drinking water had not been screened for pharmaceuticals; officials in Emporia, Kan., refused to answer AP's questions, also citing post-9/11 issues.

Rural consumers who draw water from their own wells aren't in the clear either, experts say.

The Stroud Water Research Center, in Avondale, Pa., has measured water samples from New York City's upstate watershed for caffeine, a common contaminant that scientists often look for as a possible signal for the presence of other pharmaceuticals. Though more caffeine was detected at suburban sites, researcher Anthony Aufdenkampe was struck by the relatively high levels even in less populated areas.

He suspects it escapes from failed septic tanks, maybe with other drugs. "Septic systems are essentially small treatment plants that are essentially unmanaged and therefore tend to fail," Aufdenkampe said.

Even users of bottled water and home filtration systems don't necessarily avoid exposure. Bottlers, some of which simply repackage tap water, do not typically treat or test for pharmaceuticals, according to the industry's main trade group. The same goes for the makers of home filtration systems.

Contamination is not confined to the United States. More than 100 different pharmaceuticals have been detected in lakes, rivers, reservoirs and streams throughout the world. Studies have detected pharmaceuticals in waters throughout Asia, Australia, Canada and Europe — even in Swiss lakes and the North Sea.

For example, in Canada, a study of 20 Ontario drinking water treatment plants by a national research institute found nine different drugs in water samples. Japanese health officials in December called for human health impact studies after detecting prescription drugs in drinking water at seven different sites.

In the United States, the problem isn't confined to surface waters. Pharmaceuticals also permeate aquifers deep underground, source of 40 percent of the nation's water supply. Federal scientists who drew water in 24 states from aquifers near contaminant sources such as landfills and animal feed lots found minuscule levels of hormones, antibiotics and other drugs.

Perhaps it's because Americans have been taking drugs — and flushing them unmetabolized or unused — in growing amounts. Over the past five years, the number of U.S. prescriptions rose 12 percent to a record 3.7 billion, while nonprescription drug purchases held steady around 3.3 billion, according to IMS Health and The Nielsen Co.

"People think that if they take a medication, their body absorbs it and it disappears, but of course that's not the case," said EPA scientist Christian Daughton, one of the first to draw attention to the issue of pharmaceuticals in water in the United States.

Some drugs, including widely used cholesterol fighters, tranquilizers and anti-epileptic medications, resist modern drinking water and wastewater treatment processes. Plus, the EPA says there are no sewage treatment systems specifically engineered to remove pharmaceuticals.

One technology, reverse osmosis, removes virtually all pharmaceutical contaminants but is very expensive for large-scale use and leaves several gallons of polluted water for every one that is made drinkable.

Another issue: There's evidence that adding chlorine, a common process in conventional drinking water treatment plants, makes some pharmaceuticals more toxic.

Human waste isn't the only source of contamination. Cattle, for example, are given ear implants that provide a slow release of trenbolone, an anabolic steroid used by some bodybuilders, which causes cattle to bulk up. But not all the trenbolone circulating in a steer is metabolized. A German study showed 10 percent of the steroid passed right through the animals.

Water sampled downstream of a Nebraska feedlot had steroid levels four times as high as the water taken upstream. Male fathead minnows living in that downstream area had low testosterone levels and small heads.

Other veterinary drugs also play a role. Pets are now treated for arthritis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, allergies, dementia, and even obesity — sometimes with the same drugs as humans. The inflation-adjusted value of veterinary drugs rose by 8 percent, to $5.2 billion, over the past five years, according to an analysis of data from the Animal Health Institute.

Ask the pharmaceutical industry whether the contamination of water supplies is a problem, and officials will tell you no. "Based on what we now know, I would say we find there's little or no risk from pharmaceuticals in the environment to human health," said microbiologist Thomas White, a consultant for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

But at a conference last summer, Mary Buzby — director of environmental technology for drug maker Merck & Co. Inc. — said: "There's no doubt about it, pharmaceuticals are being detected in the environment and there is genuine concern that these compounds, in the small concentrations that they're at, could be causing impacts to human health or to aquatic organisms."

Recent laboratory research has found that small amounts of medication have affected human embryonic kidney cells, human blood cells and human breast cancer cells. The cancer cells proliferated too quickly; the kidney cells grew too slowly; and the blood cells showed biological activity associated with inflammation.

Also, pharmaceuticals in waterways are damaging wildlife across the nation and around the globe, research shows. Notably, male fish are being feminized, creating egg yolk proteins, a process usually restricted to females. Pharmaceuticals also are affecting sentinel species at the foundation of the pyramid of life — such as earth worms in the wild and zooplankton in the laboratory, studies show.

Some scientists stress that the research is extremely limited, and there are too many unknowns. They say, though, that the documented health problems in wildlife are disconcerting.

"It brings a question to people's minds that if the fish were affected ... might there be a potential problem for humans?" EPA research biologist Vickie Wilson told the AP. "It could be that the fish are just exquisitely sensitive because of their physiology or something. We haven't gotten far enough along."

With limited research funds, said Shane Snyder, research and development project manager at the Southern Nevada Water Authority, a greater emphasis should be put on studying the effects of drugs in water.

"I think it's a shame that so much money is going into monitoring to figure out if these things are out there, and so little is being spent on human health," said Snyder. "They need to just accept that these things are everywhere — every chemical and pharmaceutical could be there. It's time for the EPA to step up to the plate and make a statement about the need to study effects, both human and environmental."

To the degree that the EPA is focused on the issue, it appears to be looking at detection. Grumbles acknowledged that just late last year the agency developed three new methods to "detect and quantify pharmaceuticals" in wastewater. "We realize that we have a limited amount of data on the concentrations," he said. "We're going to be able to learn a lot more."

While Grumbles said the EPA had analyzed 287 pharmaceuticals for possible inclusion on a draft list of candidates for regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act, he said only one, nitroglycerin, was on the list. Nitroglycerin can be used as a drug for heart problems, but the key reason it's being considered is its widespread use in making explosives.

So much is unknown. Many independent scientists are skeptical that trace concentrations will ultimately prove to be harmful to humans. Confidence about human safety is based largely on studies that poison lab animals with much higher amounts.

There's growing concern in the scientific community, meanwhile, that certain drugs — or combinations of drugs — may harm humans over decades because water, unlike most specific foods, is consumed in sizable amounts every day.

Our bodies may shrug off a relatively big one-time dose, yet suffer from a smaller amount delivered continuously over a half century, perhaps subtly stirring allergies or nerve damage. Pregnant women, the elderly and the very ill might be more sensitive.

Many concerns about chronic low-level exposure focus on certain drug classes: chemotherapy that can act as a powerful poison; hormones that can hamper reproduction or development; medicines for depression and epilepsy that can damage the brain or change behavior; antibiotics that can allow human germs to mutate into more dangerous forms; pain relievers and blood-pressure diuretics.

For several decades, federal environmental officials and nonprofit watchdog environmental groups have focused on regulated contaminants — pesticides, lead, PCBs — which are present in higher concentrations and clearly pose a health risk.

However, some experts say medications may pose a unique danger because, unlike most pollutants, they were crafted to act on the human body.

"These are chemicals that are designed to have very specific effects at very low concentrations. That's what pharmaceuticals do. So when they get out to the environment, it should not be a shock to people that they have effects," says zoologist John Sumpter at Brunel University in London, who has studied trace hormones, heart medicine and other drugs.

And while drugs are tested to be safe for humans, the timeframe is usually over a matter of months, not a lifetime. Pharmaceuticals also can produce side effects and interact with other drugs at normal medical doses. That's why — aside from therapeutic doses of fluoride injected into potable water supplies — pharmaceuticals are prescribed to people who need them, not delivered to everyone in their drinking water.

"We know we are being exposed to other people's drugs through our drinking water, and that can't be good," says Dr. David Carpenter, who directs the Institute for Health and the Environment of the State University of New York at Albany.
Comment by Elder on October 28, 2008 at 12:31am
Gardasil is an immunization against a "disease" that often has no symptoms and usually resolves itself.

Marketers of the vaccine imply it helps prevent cervical cancer. This is scientifically false. Furthermore, cervical cancer is already substantially on the decline.

What is true is that if you introduce Gardasil into a person who already has HPV you dramatically increase their odds of developing pre-cancerous cell behavior.

So why are the marketers of this vaccine working with crooked politicians to make Gardasil injections mandatory for young girls?

It's garbage science and bogus public health all in pursuit of the almighty dollar.

UPDATE

Since publishing this video in the winter of 2008, the predictable public health catastrophe has begun.

Unnamed "federal health officials" reported to the New York Post recently that there have been over 8,000 "adverse events" - including death and paralysis - in girls and women injected with Gardasil.

Let's get some things straight:

1. Gardisil is NOT a vaccine against cervical cancer even though it has been promoted that way by its makers

2. The vaccination series costs $360

3. Some politicians are seeking to make it mandatory for all girls between the ages of 10 and 15.

Another pharmaceutical industry fraud

Thanks to George Bush & Friends, victims of this "vaccine" will not be able to sue the manufacturer. Instead, they will have to apply to the federal government for relief which will involve a prolonged and expensive hearing process.

Some of the injuries reported so far include:

1. A 17-year-old who collapsed and died two days after receiving the last of three injections.

2. An 11-year-old who suffered a heart attack three days after receiving the injection. The doctor attributed the death to a severe allergic reaction.

3. A 13-year-old who developed headaches, lethargy, and paralysis of her left leg days after a Gardasil shot.

Don't let yourself or your daughters be railroaded into receiving this highly suspect "vaccine."

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